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Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois • Page 5

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Decatur, Illinois
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'HODE ISLAND SU PeRSTITION. Belie That Than An We Call Particular Attention to the Ladiesthis Week TO OUR GREAT V. ttea in folk-lore should rCCent developments of the fESt a thickly settled and Along the great lon the shors of the i3 iSkrragaMettbay it is one great vil-" SJlf6' back the Connecticut jtae one can find forests which never re bowed to the ax and a race of peo-3 AThPMeallthePerstitutions 1 ad traditions of another age. Among OF SOAPING GEYSERS. Playing Tlirks on Them to Slake Them Ppont lletween PerSods.

Tourists in the Yellowstone national park got into the habit some years ago of soaping the geysers to make them spout, and the park authorities were compelled to enforce the rule against throwing objects of any kind into the springs, because some of them had been permanently injured by such treatment. The art of soaping geysers was accidentally discovered by a Chinese laundryman in the Upper Geyser basin in the summer of 1SS3. One day he threw some soap into the hot spring from which he was accustomed to draw water, and, greatly to his surprise, he produced an eruption resembling that of a true geyser. Tourists who had come long distances to see eruptions began to experiment on the larger geysers with some success. They found they could coax the unwilling geysers to perform, and if the practice had been II I III, JIB MIS Just Received from the Eastern Markets, comprising all the LATEST NOVELTIES uu superstitions among the people living in these isolated regions is that of the vampire.

It is not a belief he existence of a human vampire Bvron toW of when he curdled 1 the blood of his hearers with the tale of nhven, such as forms a part of the folk-lore of certain parts Europe, tout one which seems peculiar to these "people and the origin of which would Tepay investigation. Th believe many of them, and believe it thoroughly, that consumption is not a disease But the result of the operations of a mysterious creature called the vampire, which fastens itself upon a amilv and unseen, and therefore indestructible by ordinary means, sucks the blood from first one victim and then another. They believe that from the lonely graveyard on the rocky farm an influence steals for death in Foreign and Domestic Productions, and' we guarantee OUR PRICES THE LOWEST in the West for equal qualities. We are now showing elegant lines of A MODERN MIRACLE. The Hongewlfe's Horror Changed Into One of Her I3est Friends.

If the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is entitled to be called a public benefactor, certainly the man who turns an odious stench into a pleasing fragrance has a claim for credit which may not be ignored. The days of necromancy are not past, they are only beginning, and in a dingy red brick house on the East Side of this city a striking example of this fact may be seen at any time. There is probably no person who regards rancid butter as anything but a highly offensive substance and there are few, outside the uninitiated, who can think of any better use to be made of it than throw it into the ashbarreL The initiated know better. There are few housewives and cooks who, when they flavor their custards, pies, cakes, eta, with delicious essence of pineapple, do not imagine that tons of that luscious tropical fruit are daily gathered by dusky natives from waving palms and amid scenes of harvest revelry are then squeezed of their fragrant juice for the special benefit of the American palate. But the "trade" knows that the pineapple oil of commerce is really butyric ether.

Now, there is no cause for alarm to the reader who first becomes aware of that aot by reading this article. Butyric ether is a charmingly fragrant, innocuous and delightful substance, and if the genuine pineapple itself were not full of it the much prized fruit would command no better price than turnips; perhaps not as good. The only startling feature is the fact that butyric ether, which tastes and smells so good in custard or soda water, is produced from the most horribly rancid butter. Turning pure water into new wine seems simple alongside this modern miracle. The miracle-worker takes his rancid butter and mixes it into a soapy lather mixed with potash and sulphuric acid at first.

This results in a thin, oily liquid which has even a more persistently rancid order than the butter had at first. It is then called butyric acid. Being destilled with alcohol and more sulphuric acid, the marvellous result is a fragrant and altogether delightful substance known as butyric ether or pineapple oil. Used in moderation it does no harm to the stomach, but it should not be used as a perfume, because when inhaled it tends to cause irritation of the air tubes and intense headache. N.

Y. Tribune. t1 "wjr A ie dead consumptive has blood in its Tieart, for there the vampire is at work Hnd is draining the blood of the living Ktim intst fTiA tw) tt .1 3 wjr UCOU. f'Trt n- ki wic vampire 1 is neces- 10 exhume the body and burn the --jjfjarts, generally the heart, where the V7 vampire lives, and aHminicfor. i iCw French Novelty Patterns, English Serges, French Broad Cloths, New Storm Serges, French Whip Cords, 0 French all wool Cashmeres French Bedford Cords, English Cashmeres, French Silk and Wool Henriettas, New Plaids and Stripes, French Empress Cords, New Cloth Mixtures, French Cheviot Noveties, New Black Silks, Ladies' Cloths, NEW FAILLE FRANCAISSE, French Foule Cloths, NEW SURAHS and CRYSTALS.

in some manner to the living and af- cted ones- There is a strong element mysticism in the minds of these $eople, and it is not perhaps strange that the dread scourge of consumption which baffles medical science and sweeps away so many of the sturdy New England race should be invested by them arith the weird superstition of the vampire. The most recent case of an outcrop of the vampire superstition occurred last March. George T. Brown, a respectable farmer of Exeter, lost his wife about eight years ago, his daughter Olive two years later and his other daughter, Mercy, last January, all dying from consumption. Mr.

Brown's son above lines in all the LATEST FALL SHADES SALE For Investment. STREET. 13 in Block 10, in Allen, McReynolds will be sold at auction on OCTOBER DRY GOODS 8t CARPET CONMY Great Chance AT PUBLIC AUCTION SALE. I Edwin, a young married man, is also a consumptive. He went with his wife to Colorado Springs, having heard of the curative properties of that place in cases like his, and stayed there eighteen montns but got no better.

Then a longing came to him and his wife to see again the pine trees and the old familiar faces in Rhode Island, and he came back to Exeter, his native town. On March 17, shortly after his return, was decided to diy up the bodies of eViother and sisters and see if the eWire were still at work. A sent for from the village of pford, a considerable distance ay. He came and made an examina-lioif' of the exhumed bodies. In the heart of Mercy, the last of those who had died, was found blood.

The heart and luifgs of the dead girl were thereupon burned. How the ashes were dis- kept a profound secret. i fc7w people were allowed to be the cremation and no de- toilecr account of it can be obtained, fcut it must have been a weird ceremony on the bleak New England hillside with the March winds blowing over the desolate country. "The Gleaner," a paper published in Y.c Pawtuxet valley, gives an account of another case of similar nature which occurred in the town of Foster, E. some years ago.

Levi Young, who lived on a farm in the southwest corner of the town, had a large family of boys and girls. Some of them died young from consumption and the others showed signs of the disease, "ft When Nancy, one of the girls, had been dead three months, her body was exhumed and burned "to kill the vampire," while the remaining members of the family stood around and inhaled the smoke. These things took place in the- tmost densely populated state in the but among a people living in isolated regions, among whom all ancient traditions and superstitions are tenacious of life. X. Y.

Tribune. CM of Sunflowers la Russia fnnnd to be of great Aervice in southern Russia, where it has continued it is probable that the gey sers would long before now have lost much of their spectacular value. Arnold Hague investigated the curious phenomenon. By a series of experiments on the action of soap in stimulating the eruptions of geysers he found that some were much more susceptible to the treatment than others. He found that many of thetfiot springs and geysers were quiet even when the surface temperature of the water was above the boiling point for that altitude.

Any disturbance, therefore, was likely to cause the ebullition to begin, as the water was in a state of unstable equilibrium. If soap or concentrated lye was added a viscous fluid was produced which seemed to cause the retention of steam, and in the case of superheated waters, when the temperature stands above the natural boiling point, explosive liberation will follow. Henry Cadell, the English geologist who visited the Yellowstone park last year and gave some attention to the soaping of geysers, says that the famous Old Faithful geyser seems to be proof against such undignified treatment, but some of its more fitful and fickle brethren that have eruptions at uncertain intervals, pay more attention to the artful dodge to set them in action. Among these is the Beehive, which has no fixed period, but is susceptible to the action of soap. In general, however, it seems doubtful whether much reliance can be placed on that method of producing eruptions.

In a paper on soaping geysers, which Mr. Hague read before a scientific society afvhile ago, he said: "Outside of a few exceptional instances, which could not be repeated, and in which action was probably anticipated by only a few minutes in time, geyser eruptions produced by soap or alkali appear to demand two essential requirements: First, the surface caldron or reservoir Should hold but a small amount of Water, exposing only a limited area to the atmosphere; second, the water should stand at or above the boiling point of water for the altitude of the geyser basin above sea level." X. Y. Sun. STARVING THE TEETH.

Our Food Deficient In the Elements That Make llone. Teeth are just as easily starved to death as the stomach. In one way it is a blessing to have been born of poor parents. AVhat food the poor give to their children is of the variety that goes to make strong bones and teeth. It is the outside of all the grains, of all cereal foods, that contains the carbonate and phosphate of lime and traces of other earthly salts which nourish the bony tissue and build the frame up.

If we do not furnish to the teeth of the young that pabulum they require, they can not possibly be built up. It is the outside of corn, oats, wheat, barley and the like, or the bran, so-called, that we sift away and feed to the swine, that the teeth actually require for their proper nourishment. The wisdom of man has proven his folly, shown in every succeeding generation of teeth, which become more fragile and weak. These flouring mills are working destruction upon the teeth of every man, woman and child who partake of their fi5e bolted flour. They sift out the carbd7iates and the phosphates of lime in order fbat they may provide that fine white flour is proving a whitened sepulchre to teeth.

Oatmeal is one of the best foods for supplying the teeth with nourishment. It makes the dentine, cementum and enamel strong, flint-like and able to resist all forms of decay. If you have children, never allow any white bread upon your table. Bread made of whole wheat ground, not bolted, so that the bran which contains the minute quantities of lime is present, is best. To make a good, wholesome, nourishing bread, take two bowls of wheat meal and one bowl of white or bolted flour and make by the usual process.

Nothing is superior to brown bread for bone and teeth building. This is made out of rye meal and corn meal. Baked beans, too, have a considerable supply 'of these lime salts and should be on your table, hot or cold, three times a 'week. In brushing the teeth, always brush up and down from the gum instead of across. Brush away from the gum and on the grinding surface of the teeth.

American Analylst Told Him Why. Mr. Nicefello (cautiously) Why are you so cold and distant? Sweet Girl (quietly) The fire has gone out, and this sofa is too heavy to move up to your chair. N. Y.

Weekly. Benedict Arnold had made the invasion of Canada in the year 1775 under great difficulties, with great bravery-, and had distinguished himself at the unsuccessful attack on Quebec, December 31, 1775, and also at the second battle of Stillwater, October 7, 1777, by his gallantry. In 17S0 he was commander of the strong fortress of West Point on the Hudson. This point he offered to. betray to the British on condition he was made general in their army and 'paid $50,000.

His treason was discovered, but he had escaped to the British, in whose army he afterwards fought FKAIRIE STREET. Si 2 20 22 22 22 22 22 22 u. fl Zh 1 2 3 4 5 6 75 f-i CO CO (r ALLEY 1 6 FEET. 3 (4 WITH DIRGE AND QUICKSTEP. The DllTerence Between Going To and From a Funeral.

The jollity that prevails on many of the funeral trains returning from burials is something which adds a great deal of emphasis to the remark: "What a queer world this! A Tribune man who has been among the passengers on many of these trains during the last twelve months has seen some emphatic contrasts in the deportment of the outgoing and incoming "friends of the deceased." This contrast is more usually found upon trains where the number of "friends" are made up of the day-laboring class and their families people to whom a ride in steam cars to the wooded outskirts of the city always partakes more of the nature of a holiday excursion. The license which by some unwritten yet apparently well'recognized law permits having a gay time by these home-bound, crape-bedecked passengers is lived up to with a rollicking spirit such as would do liberal justice to the merriest knot of picnickers that ever invaded a wooded dell. And where's the harm? Isn't the example for such a time on such an occasion set to at least some extent at every notable, burial service that includes a band of music in connection with a procession? Where is the man or woman, whatever the walk or rank in life, who hasn't heard a "funeral band" play a quickstep coming from the silent city? Indeed, it seems to be eminently the thing to da Is life so long that the hard working-man can afford to spend all of his rare ly acquired holidays in sackcloth and ashes? Within the last few days a train load of people whose big, rough fcands and browned faces told that they were of the number who did the world's rough work, came in singing in mighty choruses, "Maggie Murphy's Home'. ''Annie Rooney," "Paddy Duffy's Cart" etc Going the other way all was quiet, and the dullest observer could not have failed noting that the deportment was above reproach, It is a way of the world this world of dirges and quicksteps. Chicago Tri bune.

Training Baby's Ears. The day for the ear that stands at right angles to the head is over. There's been a clever little arrangement patented for correcting the tendency some babies' ears have to stand out. It is a close-fitting cap made of white tape that holds the ears close to the head and ties under the chin. It is really merely the framework of a cap, and so it is less troublesome and less heating than a muslin cap would be, and can be worn day and night There are few less pardonable disfigurements than outbranching ears, and they are less often the result of a natural tendency than of the careless handling of a baby.

Few mothers and fewer nurses notice when they lay a baby down whether the soft little ear is crumpled under or lying close back to the head, and they rarely take the trouble when they hold a baby to see that its ears are in the natural position, but will hold it for the longest time with the head pressed against their bosom and the ear turned forward instead of back. "As the twig is bent the tree is inclined," applies with as much force to the physical as to the moral growth of a child. Babies, when nursed constantly by the one pepj son, often suffer from being always car-, ried on tbe same arm and in the Same: position. Washington Post. Willie's Idea.

"I'm glad I'm not ai Chinaman," said Willie. 'It must bej awful unpleasant to have it dark all day and he eun shining an night." Kbr some time been extensively cultured. lit is grown principally for the bright FINEST CHOCOLArt I ICE CREAM A SODA, AT Irwin's Pharmacy. BOYS GIRLS SCHOOL CAPS, LARGE STOCK, BLACK, BliiJE, BROWN, TAN, AND WHITE. S.

G. HATCH BRO. 151 EAST 3IAIX. Health and Happines Come From Drinking Anheuser Busch Budweiser BEER. Friis Grass, Authorized Agents Bottlers, DECATUR, III.

Quarts, 1 doz. $1.25. Pints, 2 doz. $1.50. Pale Lager, 1 doz.

Pints, 2 doz. $1.25. telephone 518. nrr Tear we make this sale of samples, and tkey an always bartrains. B.

D. Bartholomew. -ollnw odorless and tasteless oil yieiaea its seeds. The oil is said to be super- I Iiba iia tbronchout southern Ssia domestic purposes. The VV lor k.

ijrpssed seeds and the boiled leaves (the fATitter mixed with clay) serve as cattle '4 4od, the stalks as fuel. Like the euca- tus, the sunflower possesses the property of drying marshy soils and counteracts the development of malaria germs. English Mechanic. MAIN" EAST This Property Lots 9, 12 and addition, 20, lsyz, Dy tne executors or the estate of Peter Keister. "It has been re-platted into seven lots as shown.

There is now a large and successful stable and wagon shed and one good dwelling upon the premises. Possession given March 27, 1893. The stable, sheds and residence will each be sold separately, and each of the above lots will be sold in the same way. The entire property will then be offered together, and if it brings more than the amounts of the separate bids, it will be sold entire. TERMS: Ten per cent cash, twenty-three and one-third per cent March 27 1893, and two payments of thirty-three and one-third per cent in one year.

ani eighteen months from date of sale. Deferred payments to bear interest at six per cent from March 27, 1893, and to be secured by mortgage on the premises. Purchasers may pay any amount in excess of above terms and receive a deduction at the rate of six per cent per annum. Deeds to purchasers executed on receipt of first payment, and mortgagee given -in return to be left in the hands of a trustee until possession is obtained. Ibis property is now renting for more than seven per cent of its value.

ery naiuxw O'Reilly (being entertained by the icook, who produces a bottle of olives) lYou'll excuse me, Norah, but it's me jprivit apinyin that these plums is sh polled. Norah Shure, thim is not plums, thim is alives, an' they kirn from S10'RcUly Be hivins! thin they must have kirn in the That Spoiled It All. Hunker-This girl I am going to introduce you to is wealthy, but she can play the piano. SWdds-Good enough! That is vastly nn her favor. Hunker-But she persistently tries iSkidds-Sayno more.

Postpone the Reduction new soap," said the DarDer, ice. It is maae larger Kl rita JUSl uuou uriw. Tm a. temuer- rLeme man, in mouth 1 John F. Keister, JacobS.

Keller, against America. i.

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