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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1904.
MRS. ROBERT L. PARSONS.
A Buslaeaa Woman Who Believe In
the Broad field For Women.
I Mrs. Robert L. Parsons, bead of the
Chicago Scbool of Physical Education
and Expression, regards the indispu
table fact that more and more married
.women are becoming prominently iden
tified with business and professional
life yearly as the natural culmination
of many slow growing causes. It
would be almost impossible, she be
lieves, for other conditions to prevail.
"Ambition, the sense, of pleasurable
jpower In successful accomplishment,
these spur on the business or profes
(BiouaI woman Just as they do her hus
band or brother. The broader educa-
MItS. I.o ..i., L. 1-AHSON8.
tion now general among wobmb gives
at onoe the means and the possibility
of telling work In the lield outside the
bullie. Of what use is this education
.liuhss applied t' some practical pur
pose? This, I believe, is the underly
ing thought that lives in most thought
ful women. It is but another expres
sion uf the creative impulse cuuuiun to
"As to the right or wrong of married
women entering the business world it
would seem ditlicult to me to come to
any abstract decision. One woman ean
scarcely judge for another. Personal
ly I cannot understand bowjanj moth
er of young children can care to leave
them for the sake of any outside en
deavor, but there are plenty of women
with no ties of this kind. And. as to
the ttu-oty that the married woman in
business is unjustly occupying the
place of the unmarried worker who
mus earn her own bread and butter,
Yhe moment work becomes in the
Slightest degree individual or distinc
tive this theory Is disproved. And I
cannot thluk that the repression or
elimination of the creative impulse
that sends the otherwise unoccupied
.married woman out into the larger
field could be productive of any good."
The idea of the propriety of house
keeping as the work for women owes
Its origin to a very natural feeling that
woman a well as man should do her
pari of the world's labor. It is only
Just. But man chooses his Held; why
not the woman? For what reason Is
fche bound to xnflne herself to one kind
of work it she can do another kind
Wtter, more profitably to her family
and more in accordance with her na
ture and abilities?
Wherever a woman can best employ
her powers, there is her sphere. As
he live best for herself, so she lives
best for all those associated with tier.
2'be Idea has obtained too long that
woman's duty la to some one ebje. If
it were In truth a thing so noMe and
excellent she would not so lrng have
had a monopoly of It. says the Busi
ness Woman's Magazine.
"Woman's canse Is man'Srcause; they
must rise or-fall together."
Aro not women the mothers of men?
There are many things women should
know and practice.
t Banish fear, worry and doubt.
1 Think your own thoughts. Live your
own life. Others may advise, but they
cannot see life from your point of
"Never go empty handed." This is
what mother used to say to me so
many times when I was a child. If I
was going upstairs I must look abou'.
me and. see if there wasn't souiethirg
downstairs that belonged upstairs that
I could carry up and put into Its place,
and so on from one part of the bouse
to another. She always said it rvould
be a great help in one's housekeeping
and save lots of unnecessary Meps if
they would Just remember that little
rule, and, although I fail in mrany ways
to practice all the good things she
taught me, I very often find myself
aylng to tho children as - they help
about the work, -Never goempty hand
ed." Children have such a wonderfully
unconscious way of walking right over
things Instead of picking them up and
restoring them to their proper places.
So I shall often repeat the little rule to
them, partly to help them and partly
(to relieve my own feelings at their
carelessness, and If they do not always
obey the injunction now while they
are young they may In after years re
member It as one of mother's little
helpful rules. Boston Bpjwu Book.
tacle for gloves or ribbons. If It hap
pens to retain an odor of tobacco put
it in the sunshine for a little time be
fore proceeding to decorate it. Then
cover the outside of the box with
pretty colored linen. The inside is
glued firmly and the outside stretched
tightly and held in place with little
brass nails. The lining of the box will
be all the better for a little padding of
cotton wool sprinkled with sachet pow
der. The softness of the padding is
attractive looking, and the perfume
imparts a pleasant fragrance to the
contents of the box. Smaller cigar
boxes, covered with chamois leather
or the wrist parts of long tan or gray
evening gloves and prettily lined with
satin, padded with cotton wool, make
charming little jewel cases. These
boxes should contain in one corner a
small wash leather pincushion for
brooches and lace pins and in another
corner a tiny bag for rings.
Tinted Spectacle For Beauty.
"Tinted spectacles." said a New York
optician who makes a specially of
them, "are mainly for women who de
mand that their beauty as well as their
sight shall be considered. A light gray
or a pale blue eye looks very weak and
unattractive through ordinary eye
glusses. By slightly tinting the lens
we can add very much to the color of
the pupil of the eye and to the general
attractiveness of the face. The tint
ing ateea not at all interfere with the
magnifying profierties of the glass. In
fact, some oculists send us prescrip
tions for tinted glasses, maintaining
that for blue or gray eyes they are
far superior to the ordinary crystal
glasses. Blue eyes absorb more light
than brown eyes, so that any temper
ing of the sun's rays is sure to be bene-tlcial."
The Bor'i Room.
When a loy's room Is not furnished
with a couch the boy is extremely apt
to lie on the bed to read, the chances of
his removing his shoes or protecting the
white spread before lying down being
extremely slender. Bather than indulge
in vain remonstrances banish the white
spread altogether and substitute den
im, blue, if it can be made to tit Into
the color scheme of the room. Have
the center of the spread plain, with a
border twelve to eighteen inches deep
of tlgurod denim, ieur-de-lis or some
thing similar. The denim takes on a
better -afor. as repeated washings dull
Its first .brightness. It does not easily
wrinkle and the comfort of the boy Is
Harts the Hair.
Hair experts say that m women keep
on wearing pompadours it Is only a
uuustion of time before they become
bald. To be sure, it will not be quite
so far reaching as a man's, but bad
enough to destroy their good looks. As
a forehead reaching to the middle of
the crown is not considered a mark of
beauty, it behooves women to "watch
a let tie out" for the receding hair line.
One way of preventing its becoming
noticeable Is when arranging the hair
for the night to brush it in the oppo
site direction from which it has been
worn all day. This rests the hair and
keeps it from becoming warped In one
The Dainty Detk.
Old brocade, or, rather, brocade in
old time colorings and patterns, as well
as tapestry, fis being utilized with mark
ed success for women's desk fittings.
Blotters, paper and envelope racks, let
ters, books, calendar frames, notebook
racks, sfamp and pen boxes, etc.. show
coverirygB of these soft hued fabrics,
dull pMt braid being employed for the
finishing touch. Chintz is likewise used
fordesk sets, but the more delicate tint
ing of the other materials, tapestry par
ticularly, has won for them a greater
measure of popularity.
F a Ribbon Box.
A rather large cigar box makes a
most useful and dainty looking recep-
No toilet table Is complete without
a Jar of cold cream made of oil of
white poppy, four ounces; oil of alm
ouds, two ounces; white wax, one
half ounce; balsam of Peru, two
drams. Melt the wax. add the oils
and beat together until they form a
cream, themadd the balsam and lastly
a little roseiwater. This is an emollient
which may be used with good effect
once or twice a week, after the bath,
to whiten and soften the bands, neck
A Tied lea I View of Whipping-.
Against this subordinate sway of
savagery, this proposition to rule little
children by terror and by pain, the
Mellcal Record most emphatically pro
tects. The whip inspires terror of It
er -If and not of the crime. Its physical
"ffects, quite aside from the pain en
gendered, are bad and may be deplora
ble. Its moral influence Is shameful
and degrading. Medical Record.
Clean Larr la Naphtha.
Lace will not thicken If washed in
naphtha. Immerse in the fluid and let
the lace remain for an hour or two.
Then gently squeeze between the
bands, rinse with clean naphtha and
pull into shape. It will dry almost Im
mediately. Running is one of the best exercises
In the world for girls. It contributes
for one thing that elasticity without
which grace is impossible and spurs
every, bodily function to its appropriate
Wood alcohol rubbed on a polished
table stained or marred by a hot dish
will restore the finish if followed by a
polishing with linseed oil.
The keynoteof your home harmonies
Is sounded by the ball. See that the
tune is welcoming and pleasant.
Of Youthful Elizabeth
Fashion worn without style is char
acterless and often hideous.
MANY grownup feuds last so long
that the aggrieved persons have
time to forget the original cause
of the trouble. Not all victims, how
ever, find themselves in a predicament
as embarrassing as that of youthful
One day there was a lively dispute
taking place upstairs in the nursery
while Mrs. Bond was entertaining a
visitor in the parlor. The dispute was
presently followed by shrieks and final
ly by a prolonged wail. Mrs. Bond
had heard similar sounds too frequent
ly to be greatly alarmed at the dis
turbance, so she calmly finished the
story she was telling before she went
to the foot of the stairs and called:
"What Is it, girls? What's the
trouble up there?"
"Ma-a-a-ma," wailed Elizabeth "Ma
bel's been Mabel's been Mabel's
Tho wail ceased suddenly. Eliza
beth was heard to demand in a chang
ed tone: "Mabel, what was it you did
to me Just now? I've gone and for
gotten." Lippincotfs Magazine.
Teaalnn; the Palate.
"Speaking of the art of mixing
drinks reminds me of a thing I read in
a class paper the other day," said a
man who keeps his eye skinned for
the curious things, "and the thing will
show us once again how much the
small things amount to. The line over
the recipe hereunder given was 'ilow
to make a Parision punch,' and how
appears In the language and quantities
below: Use a large punch bowL Into
which put six pounds uf sugar, ' then
add eight quarts of white burgundy,
two quarts brandy, three quarts creme
de curacao, two quarts lemon Juice,
eight quarts mineral water. Now hero
Is the point I want to make: Does the
expert mean this is the way to make
a punch that is a drink for one per
son? If so be must mean that this is
the proper way to make a punch that
would be large enough for a continu
ous performance, one that could easily
fill out a lifetime engagement. Maybe
he meant for a certain number of per
sons. Why didn't he say so? Why
play with the appetites and fancies of
men by holding out a large. Juicy pic
ture of eight quarts of white bur
gundy, two quarts of brandy but, by
the way, what's the use of putting all
that mineral water in it? Eight quarts!
Gee! That's enough to drown a man."
New Orleans Times-Deniocrat.
So met I men.
Sometimes I hesitate which road to take
when walking out;
Sometimes concerning rain or shine I en
tertain a doubt:
Sometimes I don't know what to smoke,
cigar or cigarette;
Sometimes I speak to many men I'm not
euro that I've met.
But when I have to buy a hat
My pocketbook decides all that.
Sometimes I can't choose what to eat for
breakfast or for lunch;
Sometimes I like my Joys spread out and
sometimes in a bunch;
Sometimes I don't knew which to wear,
my heavy coat or light:
Sometimes I don't know what to say,
"Sublime:" or "Out of sight!"
Hut when It comes to buying clothes
My pocketbook knows what it knows.
In short. I hesitate so much, at times that
it would seem
I'd hesitate to hesitate I'd dare not
schegie to scheme;
It's only when a iuestlon comes that has
to do with cash
That I can settle it offhand and still not
be called rash.
For from an empty pocketbook
You only get one kind of look.
Foley's Honey and Tar is peculiarly
adapted for asthma, bronchitis and
hoarseness. Sold by all druggists.
If livers Go Wrong
set them right it's simply and
easily done. Without pain,
without trouble, without nause
ating, in fact it's only in the
beneficial effects that you notice
you have taken
Sold Everywhere. In boxes 10c. and 25c.
A WOMAN TO BE PRETTY
Mnt Have l uxuriant and Glossy Hair,
IS'u Matter What Color.
The finest contour of a female face, the
sweetest smile of a female mouth, loses
something if the head is crowned with
scant hair. Scant and falling hair. It is
now known, is caused by a parasite that
burrowa into the scalp to the root of the
hair, where It saps the vitality. The lit
tle white scales the germ throws up in
burrowing are railed dandruff. To euro
dandruff permanently, then, and to stop
falling hair, that germ must be killed.
NVwbro's Herplcide. an entirely new re
sult of the chemical laboratory, destroys
the dandruff germ. and. of course, stons
the falling hair, and prevents baldness.
Sold by leading druggists. Send 10c. in
stamps for sample to The Herplcide Co.,
For sale by T. H. Thomas, druggist.
IMMENSE TOBACCO PURCHASE.
Forty-Klsht Thousand Dollar Pala
for a l ancy Lot of Tobacco.
The biggest purchase of high grade
tobacco ever made in the West by a
cigar manufacturer was made Last
Wednesday by Frank P. Lewi, Peoria
DL, for his celebrated Single Binder
cigar. A written guarantee was given
that the entire amount was to be fancy
selected tobacco. This, no doubt,,
makes Lewis factory the largest
holder 53 !jn United States of tobaeoc
f so high a grading. iterald -Trxm .
For any Substance Injurious to Health
Calumet Baking Powder
DON'T RELIEVE EVERYTHING YOE HEAR. Representative-;
of baking powder companies straggling for busi
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these slanderous statements may be appreciated when the
fact is known that this stale has a food law prohibiting
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Food Prepared with it is Free from R.o
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By simply calling upon the dealer whose name
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A Frit Sample- Treatment Laid the
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I was suffering with my back and kidneys and no
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i piease can eariy.
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Monday, a FREE TBIAL PACKAGE' of Dr. GossonTs Kidney and Bladder
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Any one of our three through trains
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Gen'l Agent A. T. V S. P. Ry.
Used by busy
business men who
wish tn :i rrive
Wlin like easy
ho enjoy Hub
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When you find prices of farm lands advancing so rapidly
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Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
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For Busy Men
To Chicago is tho St. Paul's No. 4.
Leave Rook Island at 4:58 p. m. via the
Chicago, Milwaukee &
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G:05 p. m.
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$27.50 M. (SL W. TIRES "usiness.
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$5.00 per pair att
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218 Seventeenth Street. On T5he Square.
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A fine line of all kinds
of solid mahogany
iers, Napoleon Beds.
Princess Dressers in
all the different woods
and makes. Also fine
line of Birds-eye maple
and curley birch furniture.
Is going on aJl the time act
this store. And it's sale
furniture wantersshould take
advantage of at this season
at the house cleaning time
and moving time when there
are so many things to pro
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The most beautiful
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over our line of the
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Our line of ingrain
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