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Calomel

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
June
Year
1895
Copyright
Public Domain
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Calomel was discovered by Crollins in the seventeenth centnry, and the first directions f or its preparation were given by Begnin in 1608. lts uanie is derived froni two Greek words, siguifying "a beautiful black, " becanse in its preparation a black powdcr is the first step in the manufacture, being produced by rubbing mercury togcther with corrosivo sublĂ­mate. The Illinois river'was so terroed froin the Illini, a tribe of Ind.ans ou its banks. Another derivation is suggested in Isle aux Noix, island of Kuts. Several derivations more or less faaciful are suggested by the etymologists and geographers. The freqnency of stornis in Kebraska is due to the fact that not only do many originate there, but the ertorms cf Daota move soutbeast, and those of Kansas and Texas northeast, generaUy passing through Nebraska on their easterly conrsa "Facts are stubborn thrngs" is'aa aphorism first enamerated by La Sage in "Gil Bias. " It has siuce become proverbiaL

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Ann Arbor Argus
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