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CAPITAL UTV COURIER, SATURDAY, NOVl'MHKR i, 1S90.
LATE WITH STERN BROS., MEW YORK
THE GLASSES WE WEAK.
CURIOUS FACTS CONCEHNINQ SPEC
TACLES AND THEin USE.
Very Lowest Prices.
Iltl the Wore (if Hcymitll A IVIrlics,
1518-20 Farnam Street
NOW IN NEW QUARTERS !
Lincoln Trunk Factory
o st. H33 ST'
Where we will be hul to see nil old
friends nml customers ntul as many new
ones ns can get into the store.
C. K. WIRIOK,
WIRICK & HOPPER.'
Tim V.yr MM rhntogruplilo CnniM-n.
Ilnw It ltorclvr. Impression mill Art
Ald Nuliirn Tin. DUroTcry uml Mann
fnrtur of l!)ri;lniirii.
ICopyrlRlit tiy American Press Assis-lnllon.)
"Have you over Imd occasion," said my
friend, a physician, as uc sal In tliu rlnlt
the other evening, "to observe how many
persons wear gluMMcs? l.ook around us,
for Instance." There were iiImiiiI thirty
gentlemen In the room "Nearly every
man you nee uIkivc 40 yean of age
either lias nil oyoglww K'rehed upon IiIh
noso or dangling over his Hhlrt front.
Stroll up Broadway on a Hiinny afternoon,
or wuteh an audieneo In u classical concert,
nnd note what u fad it has heeome among
tiie young people, especially the young
ladles, to look owl llkuaud learned through
n tmlr of Kold mounted 'lobbies.'
"Ohservo also tho young swells, who af
fect to be 'so very English, you know.'
One in a hundred may have learned how
to keep n monocle In place without much
rKfo yN W
Palace Bath Shaving
Ladies - and - Children's Hair Gutting
COR 12 & O STS., NEW HURR HLK
Flno ItiiHt Cabinets $3 iht doron. Hpeclnl
rate to students. Cull ami moo our work.
Studio, 1214 O Street.
Open from 10 a. 111. to p. 111. Sundays.
J. S. EATON,
Physician and Surgeon
Office: ti6S. Eleventh St.
Telephones: Oflice 685. Residence 562.
l'ructlcc Limited to Diseases of tliu
Neryous System, Heart and Blood
Hon. Win. Ieese, Attorney Guueral.
Hon. T. I.. Norval, Associutu JUHtlce.
Joiich' National Hank,Huunrd.
Citizens' National Hank, Ulysses.
Office: list! O Street, LINCOLN, NKII.
I.uilh's Uft lr. I. Hun's I'tTlndlritl
I'llls from I'arls, France. That positively re
lieve suppressions, monthly derangements
and Irregularities caused by cold, weakness,
shock, anemia, or general nervous debility,
Tho Inrnu proportion of Ills to which Indies
and misses uro liable Is the direct result ofa
disordered or trroimlnr menstruation. Hup.
preislnns continued result in blood polsonliiK
and quick consumption. (2 package orH for
J5. Scut direct on receipt of price. Sold
in Lincoln by II. 1. Sherwln, d nudist O
81IOOTINU BIMXTACXKB ANll I.KNRK8.
facial distortion, but tho other ninety-nine
will look iim if n Mtroko of paralysis had
drawn their features out of shape In an
endeavor to 'tnako tho thing stay put,'
In fact, with nceitaln clnss, It 1h only an
Idle display n fiiHlilon rather than a ncoes
lty. Defective vision, however,'' eon
tinned the doctor more seriously, "has
greatly Increased of Into yearn, particu
larly In our large cities, whero are to he
found ho many persons engaged in seden
Uiry occupations students, bookkeeperM,
clerks and others, who uro subjected to the
iutlueneo of bad Iiflit ami air. This Is one
reason why you mco mo many people wear
"It is only within the last half century
that wo have made the delicate onanism
of thu eye u thorough Mclentllle htudy, but
so much has Uum luurneU Ju that time, that
thu specialist Is now enabled to treat Intel
llgently and with general hiiccohs almost
every disease with which It Is allllcted In
vent Ions of the scientists now- penult us to
illuminate thu inside of the eye ball ami mco
thu leautiful structure of iUdeop parts
the optical nerve Itself as clearly as you
sea tho print 011 your huwspnur, anil we
are no longer Iti the dark while diagnosing
nn optical derangement. In 11 plain, com
mon Mouse like way let me tell you moiiiu
thing about it
"Thoeyu is llku 11 photogruphlc cameni.
In it Is a certain membrane known as tho
retina, on which is reoived the impression
of oxtenml obJectM exactly like thu hciihI
tlvu plate of tlu camera From thlssensl
tlvo plate the Impression Is transmitted by
the nervous apparatus to the brain It
also has a focusing iimllty whereby rajs
from an object are converged, making 11
distinct picturu upon the retina. The le.m
produces the Maine ctrcctlu thu camera. In
thu photographer's instrument this lens Is
capable of being moved backward and for
ward so that objects at dillcrciit distances
may bo "brought to a focus, but In thu case
of the eye this Is accomplished not by mov
lug the lens but by increusiugor diminish
lug its power: that Is. by making it more
or less convex
"Kays coming from a distant object for
practical purposes, say over twenty feet,
enter theuxe parallel, and arts exactly fo
cused Within that raugu they do not en
ter parallel, and theruforu require u change
in the focusing apparatus In order to pro
duce a clear picturu, thu power of thu lens
increasing us wu approach tho eye. As we
grow oiuer tins iodising apparatus loses a
certain quality, or what is technically
known as thu power of accommodation
Our 'near' point recedes from us, and we
cannot see things distinct!;-. This Is due
to a loss of elasticity in tho pus; In other
words, It becomes flattened. It Is now that
the deficiency must bosupplled by a con vex
lens outside, through spectacles. This Is
the condition In all old people, and li keeps
on Increasing, making it necessary to tnako
a corresponding increase in tliu power of
tho glasses every fow years.
"Then of course spectacles are required
for abnormal conditions of the focusing
apparatus of tho eye. For iiutance, a per
boh may bo what Is termed longsighted,
or as some people describe It weak sighted,
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shorthand, anil Typewriting U tho Imt unit lnrxrat
College In the Went, MU student. In nlteiiiutiicv hut
year. Studrntt prepared nr tiunlnrsi In fnnn .Hull
month. KxiKTlt'iirail faculty I'tmoiml In.tructloii.
llenuutul llliiitrau-ilcitiiliiKiie, nilleico Journal., and
"eclmeu of x'iimnnli!p, win frit) by aililn suing
ULUIiniDClK & ItOOSE. Lincoln, Neb.
matter 01 history that Nero had defective
vision ii'ul looked thro ighu glass In watcli
Itig tiie &lndlalorlal games. He wore a
polished Ktonu in a I'nger ring, and It Is
no certain whether this stone wiim lined
as a mlrnir or a lens (ieiiutuc speetaoles
did not appear until more than twehe
hundred years af lei ward, and like many
Important 111 tlelu they came to the surface
in different places Kuglaud and Italy
Isitb claim them.
"Itoger Uncoil Is suld to have Invented
them in I'ASI, jet 011 a Florentine toinhtii
Italy, U'lirlng dale I'.IH), Is this luscrlptlotii
'Hero lies Salvluodegll Armatl, liieutor
of Mpeclacle.i May Ood pardon his siusl'
In the Fourteenth century spi-ctaclcs we--'
fwiiently tisisl, hut only by the vary
wealthy, and being highly prized, were
bequeathed with elaborate care In I.VHJ
they were made In Holland anil (ieriuauy,
and later appeared In Spain, hut Instead of
being worn to aid defective vision were
there used as a matter of fashion, Tills
habit rapidly spread to the rest of the con
tinent, ami brought about 'No transform
Hon from tliu old Thirteen..! cuuiiiry spec
tacles Into ej cghiMM's, ami eventually Into
"Ill pictures of the celebrities of thu last
century I notice that many of them worn
glasses," said tho writer
"Yes. nearly nil the great writers of Hint
day used Mpectacles as they grow old, but
you must have obscnod that the lenses
were cry large and the frames massive.
Oliver Goldsmith had 11 pair of this kind,
ami half the time hu was so absent minded
that he would hliutthu house over only lo
Hud them on the top of his head He was
liuy, too used to go to lied In his dressing
gown, and when he got tired of reading
would turn his spectacles back oer his
nightcap and throw- his shoe at thu caudle
to put out thu light
"Hy the way, a valuable Invention was
made by lieu Franklin It was a glass
bisected horizontally, for use In special
eases In which there was both far and near
vision Probably he was himself alteclcd
In this way lie tailed thum his Yomfoit
glasses,' and the uaino has come down lo
the present ttuiu, many of our old people
still clinging to the big round tortoise
shell frames that were the fashion In thu
early part of the century. Glasses were
lli-st mailuou scientific principles that Is
to say, with reference to their focal power
-under thu direction of Felix Fonlaiia, a
celebrated Italian philosopher and matlie
maticlau, who Is buried by the side of
Galileo, in Florence, and modern opticians
have inoro or less followed his principles "
"Where do thu best glasses come fromf"
"('oiniuei'clally speaking, they aru made
in Paris, although we are beginning to ex
cel in America. .Many glasses are also
made In Germany, vh;re, thv government
at one time paid a subsidy for their matiti
NORTH AND SOUTH
1044 O STREET.
E. R. SLOSSON,
City Passenger Agent
OOt.nsMITII ftlTTINO OUT IIIR rAMH.i:.
meaning by this that they cannot maintain
vision for near objects without Is-coinlng
tiled or producing headache Tliej turn see
perfectly at a distance, hut their focuslm;
Is overtaxed by near objects, therefore
they must supply this delklency by a ton
vex lens worn for near objects
"On the other hand a person may bu near
sighted ami ablu to see only objects that
uro very closo. This is also duu to i de
fective condition of tho eye, tho parallel
rays not being brought to a focus on the
retina, but in front of it. Such a person
has to tibo tho opposite kind of glass; that
Is, one with a coucavo lens. Thesu aro tho
two chief and Important glasses, and they
nro numbered according to their rangoitt
power Iksldes these are other forms of
lenses, which aru Intended to supply pecu
liar defects, hut It would require much
technical dehcriptlon to inako you under
btiind them. You can mco what they look
like lu any work on optics."
"Who Invinted Mpectacles, doctor, or
how did the I len originator"
"Don't ku :wj nobody knows," was tho
sententious reply. "There were hints of
optical instruments aniuug the llnby.
louluus. Unfiling glasses were used 400
yimrsbefoie the Christian era, audit is a
KIIANUI.IN TK8TINO HIS INVKVTION.
facturu. The material of which the lenses
aru made is either glass or quart crystal,
thu latter sometime called pebbles, but
from u hygienic point of vluw there Is no
material diireruncu between them, mo that
a proper magnifying and minifying powei
Is obtained. Spectacles made of leu or gel
ntlne would bo as good as long as the)
lasted. Tho only advantage pubbles pus
sess is that they tlo not break or scratch as
easily as lenses made of glass, and the idea
that they aru more cooling to thuuyuls
nonsensical. Spectacles, you ktiovy, have
"There Is the 'comfort glass' of lien
Franklin: then tliu cylindrical glass, for Ir
regularity lu vision; the Burgeon's glass,
the sportsman's glass, which hy shading a
space outside tif thu center permits ugrc.it
or concentration of light, goggles, for the
use of workmen, or for persons who are
driving In thu dust, snow glasses and pro
tective glasses, for sheltering sensitive eyes
from an uxu-ss of light Thu popular no
tlon that green Is a good color Is errone
ous. It Is a stimulant to healthy eyes, but
trying to diseased ones Smoke color or
blue answers much better, ami should al
wajH bo selected, as they aro simply worn
as a protection from bright light."
"One word more whero do tho frames
"Well, they aro nv largely mado here,
although they wore formerly Imported
fiom Fruncuanil England in largo qiiuntl
ties The business of grinding lenses U
Just beginning in New York, and there Is
iiuotheroptlcal company in .Massachusetts
Thesu aro practically thu two concerns that
aro successfully competing with the fo.
elgn market. And now." concluded the
doctor. "Unit's all I know about Mpectu
cle." Felix G. m; Fontaink
A rriiapnriius and U.-rul 1,1 hi Kndi'il.
Mr. A. B. Mullock, the mlllliiuuiru mer
chant who died reosntly at his home 111
Cincinnati from cerebral apoplexy, wa
lling a prominent flguru In thu cummerci il
circles of the west. He was horn at Phk'a
tlelphla sixty-flvo years ago, ami after leav
ing school was given a thorough training
In the woolen business Whca imrely of
age ue csinmisiicu
h I nisei f lu thu
CJueen City of
Ohio, and thciu re
sided until death's
VVhllo yet u young
man hu married
.Miss Wilson, a fa
mous local belle,
nnd from the
union two sous
woro born, who
still live. .Mr. . p. 11U.1.0CK.
Mullock laid asldu the cares of business
somu four years ago. Ho had uinasseil a
fortune, but lost his health, and that nel
ther money nor caru could restoro. Hut
up to thu lasthourof uxisteniu he coutiu
lied active in good deeds As a friend ro
marked; "Ho was a member in good stand
ing of tho grand old church of the golden
rulu. Hu went about doing good, and
Hrlctly obeyed tho Scriptural rule of timer
letting his left hand know that which nis
light hand did. Kiery solicitor for churl
table orguui.atlom., every wicletj for tho
-ullcf of the poor, ovory institution ro.uud
to allovinto Hiiirurlng and distress, know
his good deedi, bat the world was kept in
unorunce of them "
THE BISCUITS MISS FLANIGAN MADE.
Published ihrouyh Tho American Pm Anaciahim. by imHuwn of 11';. . Modnrry, Cincin-
Con KnirUo. Worcln nnd Mualo by C. FRANK HORN.
I. Oho day as I laid on my at In .11 - van, ,MN -ler Fog. r - ty eall'd up on
I i ".lllr.f mil mi.. I.. tt t . ..... '
"'" "' i"". says .ua-iou-ey to me, "Ai.tl ahum op the but . Icr for
p r iLssu p 1( j , 1
"'c Say -In', "Mis-ter GIMioo-Jy, I'm want- in' a man, Togo with mo to I'lan - I gun's
Was1' I.... tiled lust as fall h- ful as ev er could Is). Till tho fol - ro Mow nil of my
K'il'" W wlnt.an' .Miss l)a-ly met us at tliu tloor, Wherollio la bin for ten hail hern
k,,,fo 'n"'u Oal -II -gau broke olf a cou-plu of teeth, An' tould mu tluit hu was u -
laid,. .... O'Oll - hoo- ly just plairo nn' fry M.m of those. Tl.ey aro biscuits Miss Flati-I - Bu made."
fr,l'', Ilmtwowanf.e,l a wedge, and ,, ax or n sledtf,.. I-Vtho blsculls MlnsKlan-i . gan mu.lo
It II Fit ATX.
Allegretto Modem to.
Oh ,y! Niy what you will, Hut tho biscuits wero snowy ,,.l fink - y. Whin I think of then, Mill. It
i HV h Nc y- t
-j J.-. -LTirrrrix:
makes mu feel trembly and sha - ky.
Oh, my I Hindu up to kill. Of my Iffo I am wd-ly -
T iz. .M. m. .- .m -M m m
3:--j-j . -r-s-.; g:r- T tt r r-r-
3 I f r w m-
fruld Si,1C0 ' s"ll'Wd such ter - rl bio nuggets of lead, As tho biscuits Mb Flnnigmi made.
m m0-- r-
0 I hnnilml them up to a healthy young chip,
WIiomi uaino was .lolin Peter McGraw.
Hu shut down his teeth with 11 vigorous Miiip,
An' tho splinters Hew off of his jaw :
While I to relieve him dono all in my ixiw'r,
I was tould by young Hector MoDade,
That Helena O'llrien had injtir'd her splno
Willi tho biscuits Miss Flauigan iiuule.
4 I took a fow biscuits, and started for home,
I scarcely know whither nor how,
And I knocked 11 big hole in the Ciiitoin-houo dome,
And murdered MiGiUhjnii's cow.
Copyright, I wo, by
When I saw tho justice, mid lotild my sml tnlo,
Ho said though this mischief you made,
1 think at tho best, wo will have to arrest
The biscuits Miss Flanigun made.
6 I was fearfully sick, an' my heart was rjuilo sort),
When the news kem around the next day,
That a contractor's cart was at Flanigan's door,
An' was takin the liNruits away.
They may send them to Germany, Uusu or France,
Whero there's rumors of war it Is said.
Hut I'll bet you tho treat, they're pavin' tho streets
With tho biscuits Miss Flanlgim iiuulo.
Wry It. McOarrj
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