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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 16, 1900)
EYES, SPECTACLES, AND NEWS
PAPERS. How long ought one bo ablo to read
a r.ewspaper without any liscomfortor
injury to the eyes? Six or eight hours
a day. People with good eyes or with
the right glasses can read print for
six or eight hours a day steadily. If
this can be done, and if the finest print
looks the same to "both eyes, there can
not be much wrong. Good eyes with
out glasses can do this; but no eyes
with bad glasses can do this. One
half of the people cannot read the
newspapers for any length of time
on account of the bad eyes, improper
glasses, or both.
Nearly all persons from instinct or
habit and from the sheer necessity of
trusting the eyesight feel that their
eyes are perfect. Thero is not one
chance in a hundred that this is true,
and if they will only take a minute and
try their eyes, even with the ordinary
tests used by the government and rail
roads, many will find that they are
badly mistaken, and if they will try
the more useful and yet more delicate
tests of the specialist doubt will grow
into conviction that something is
Many of the shortcomings of the eyes
do not give trouble or need attention
until late in, life. On the other hand,
a slight failing may quite early in life
injure the eyes beoynd repair. Other
parts of the body can differ in size
and in shape, and still through life
give good service, but in this one thing
be sure all eyes must a as true to
a fixed standard, both in size and in
shape, as a legal, minted dollar, and if
not they are not right, and trouble
will come sooner or later.
A man's eyes for a great distance
are not so good as an eagle's, nor for
small and near objects so good as a
monkey's. Nearly all animals can see
better at night than man. The Bush
men of Australia, and some of the
African tribes have in their wonderful
eyesight for distant objects their best
means of protection. A man may see
things that are far off all right and
yet not see well to read, or it may "be
just the opposite with h.m. In near
sightedness objects are magnified, thus
some who cannot see a man across
the street are able to do the finest en
graving "by the naked eye. People
with good eyes can read for hours at a
time without any trouble, and can see
-well at any distance, no matter how
far, and need no spectacles until late
in life ,and then only for reading.
Old (people like these can find glasses
fong 'quarter' that fit them all right.
There is no other test that will show
as many of the failings in the eyes
as the simple one here given: Hold
fine 'print about sixteen inches from
the eyes. Cover first one eye and then
the other with a card. Keep both eyes
open. Now try the eyes with adver
tiser's print, letters naif an inch
square, about twenty feet away. In
the aged this is the best test to toll
whether both eyes see exactly alike.
In this teBt shows they are not alike
in one under thirty there 1b something
badly wrong. If any difference is
found, reuding and near work should
bo lot alone until the eyes are perfectly
fitted and balance with glasses bo ub to
bog print alike and act In harmony.
In conclusion, Dr. Seymour wIbuob
ito call Bpoclal attention to that partic
ular trait of human nature, Which for
iBome 'inexplicable reaBon will accept
his Invitation to come and consult him
WELU WELL! WELL!
HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?
They are at KENNEDY'S, and without doubt the best groups in town.
Call at our studio and get our Special Rates to- Students.
d S mnedi(&hetegrapher.
132 South 12th St.
about their eyes and then go homo and
tell their neighbors that they can do
just as well for less money with some
one else. This may be true in their
estimation, but bo it remembered that
Dr. Seymour makes a careful examina
tion of every trouble before setting
any price, and all patients retain the
privilege of doing just as they choose
after the price is set. 1219 K stree.
Hours: 9 A. M. to 4 P. M .daily; Sun
day 10 to 12.
SOLDIER'S MEMORIAL HALL.
Progress on the addition to the west
end of Grant Memorial Kail is slow be
cause of the daily rains last week.
The new building will be known as
soldiers memorial hall and will be used
as a girls' gymnasium. It can easily
be turned into an audience Toom When
occasion demands. It will be connected
with Grant Hall hy an ordinary double
door only and the two large floors can
not be turned into one as was at first
The outside dimensions of the build
ing are 100 by CO and the same height
as Grant Hall. The main entrance
will he in the center of the west end
and from the ground floor. After step
ping into the entrance hall steps will
lead from the right and left to the
second floor where all gymnasium
classes will be held. This will also be
the audience room. A few feet, from
the head of either of these stairs are
the steps to the balconies. These ex
tend across the north and south ends.
The organ loft for the alumni organ
will he directly ahove the entrance
hall of the first floor and between the
landings of the stairs on the second
floor, 'ihis will be four and one-half
feet above the level of the floor. The
choir and speaker's platform will he
in front of the organ loft and two feet
above the level of the floor. The office
of the director of the women's gymna
sium will be located to the left of the
platform and in front of the left stairs.
The first floor will he divided into
several rooms as follows; locker room
AlvAf' 1fsr4-i,ik Tnrm lXr7fACi Ifm tlfn '
room 20x40; cloak, toilet, and meas
uring rooms. The haths will he lo
cated on the 1st floor of Grant Hall
in the rooms now used "by the women
as locker cloak and office rooms.
Rush medical college of the Univer
Blty of Chicago has changed the re
quirements for graduation. Seven
years must now be Bpont to obtain an
M. D. Five of theBe years will be de
voted to strictly medical branches,
and will be passed at the college; the
remaining two will be spent studying
literary and ulaBUical .subjects at Chi
cago or BOme similar institution. The
additional year at Rush will be occu
pied in chemical work.
"WANTED. Ycttinc men and Womm n n1ri tn Cnmmfi-A
and Shorthand courses and he assisted to positions. All graduates
holding lucrative positions, and -we -wait for one-third of tuition
until position i& secured. Special Teacher's Normal course April 2
to August i "Write for information.
p n nn K,W IUS,MESS MU.EQE AND NOfeMAL SCHOOL,
p. a, sinos, supt. .. , iibathicb.'nbb.
Scbool of fllbusic
pposfte tfoe Campus.
Students contemplating the study of Music, and those
who have friends desirous of information concerning the
advantages offered, are cordially invited to visit the T
School and obtain an Illustrated Catalogue.
YOU CAN ENTER AT ANY TIME.
The Omaha Medical College,
A strictly four-year course Medt
cal College, the requirements ef
'which are fully up to these el the
American Association of Helical
Colleges, and the laws of the differ
ent states. The new building fur
nishes the most perfect laboratory
rooms in the West, nertexceHent
clinics are heiJ by the professors
of the College In five ef the six
Omaha Hospitals. 1 he twentieth
annual course of lectures will
begin Oct. 1st, 1000, and continue
seven months. For information
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