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THE ABO-ITS, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1904.
MISS CLARA GRAECEN.
.The DriKht VoatiK Clerk of the
I Treaiary Department.
There are a number of women em
.ployed in various positions of responsi
bility in the different departments in
4he national capital, but perhaps the
most remarkable position held by any
.woman under the Rovernment is occu
pied by Miss Clara Graecen, who is the
law clerk of the treasury at Washing
ton. A mere girl, slight of figure, with
fluffy blond hair, one would never im
agine thatbshe could be an expert writ
er of legal opinions for one of the exec
utive departments. Yet such is her
business, and she obtained her place
purely through merit and superior abil
ity. It pays $2,000 n year and is the
only position of the kind under the gov
ernment that was ever held by a wom-
MIss Graecen went Co Washington
MfRS CLARA GliAECEH.
from Kalkaska. Midi., some eight years
ago. Though still In her teens, she was
a proficient stenographer and, by pass
ing highest in a competitive examina
tion, Hecutrd employment as a type
writer in the treasury. ltefore Ions she
earned for herself the reputation of the
roost rapid shorthand writer in the de
partment. Her evenings she spent in
studying law, and after awhile some of
the cases that came into the comptrol
ler's office were referred to her for de
cision. She showed such lucidity and
lesral accuracy in the preparation of
such papers that when, a few years
ago, the place of law clerk fell vacant,
it was given to Miss Graecen by Secre
:-r The Meat Chopper,
IIave a meat chopier in your kitchen
Ud use it freely. Anything that has
to be chopped can be passed through it
With gol results.
By passing cheese through the ma
chine it can be prepan'd for a rabbit in
about one-fourth df the time required
for grating it. This is especially rec
ouimended for cheese thnt is a trille
stale, for It comes out In fine, light
Hakes, with no hint of its apparent
ege. The machine prepared cheese is
.the best for sprinkling spaghetti, since
It is free from the lumps which are apt
to Ih found In cheese which has been
grated or chopped in a bowl with a
There was a time when vegetable
soup on the day's menu meant hours
of preparation and cooking. With the
use of the machine in preparing the
.vegetables time and fuel are saved,
and the result Is superior in flavor and
npiearance to the soup made in the
old laborious way. While the meat
Is cooking over a slow fire to extract
all the Juices the vegetables are par
ed, then placed in cold water. Each
kind is chopped by itself, using the
different knives for the various de
grees of fineness desirable for the kind
of vegetables used. Cabbage should
be chopped with the coarsest knife,
whether it Is to be used in soup or
boiled by Itself and served with a
cream dressing. Carrots, onions, pars
nips, turnips, etc., shoidd be chopped
with the medium sized knife or the
smallest of the blades, for the finer
they are chopped the less time re
quired for cooking. When the soup is
made these vegetables may be strain
ed out and used with chopped meat
for voidable hash or served in the
soup itself, since the particles arc suffi
ciently dainty to please the most fas
tidious. Woman's Home Companion.
Study Your Own Style.
The scolding locks at the bnck of the
neck ore beauty's greatest ornament
if the pretty woman ouly understuuds
bow to utilize them.
Yery few artists are. bold enoneh or
during enough to paint the female neck
bare of curls, and there is hardly a
famous Ideal head in the picture gal
leries with the ears exposed.
The tips of the feminine ears may
be as pretty as pink shells: but. all the
same, the artistic eye loves to clothe
jiieui in 6oft ringlets, and no matter
bow graceful or swanlike may le the
back of the neck it is much more ar
tistic to dress it in small curls, be the
curls ever so tiny. or. as one woman
expressed it, ever so straight.
If the hair does not grow prettily at
the back of the neck try to train the
locks down so that they will curl. If
this cannot be done then use a few
artificial curls. Maybe the hair grows
6o wickedly at the back of the neck
that the artificial curls cannot be used
.with good results, and in this case
ahere is nothing to do but to dress the
The woman who wants to please will
purely not neglect to make a study of
Pretty dishes is the desire of every
fousewie. and It is not always neces
ry ip pay a Us price u get ftfb
L- .fV' fwi
Real beauty is not always governed by
Blue and white is always safe and
satisfactory, and even if one does not
wish to tie herself entirely to this color
It has no equal for breakfast or lunch
eon. One can buy the dainty fragile
Japanese blue and white or1; better yet,
the genuine heavy but always good
Canton. Then the onion and the willow
pattern can alwajra be found in differ
ent grades of ware.
For dinner sets it would be really
better to choose pure white thin china
than some of the decorated sets. The
man who did not like to carve his Uee
of rare roast beef on a bed of roses or
see dainty violets peeping between the
boiled onions was consistent. An Ice
might be served on a flower painted
bit of china, but never the earlier and
heavier part of the dinner. A simple
band of gold or if this is too expensive
substitute a delicate green band, and
the choice will always prove satisfac
tory and harmonize with any decora
tion. Aitbeatna Table Mat.
IIave you ever used asbestus table
mats? If not you really should, so let
me tell you how to -make some that are
pretty as well as useful.
Take a piece of butcher's linen (ei
ther square or oblong) the size desired
with allowance tat suitable width hem.
I raw threads for hem, turn it and
hemstitch it all around. Next, take an
other piece of linen a trifle larger than
the square inside of hem on other
piece. Turn edL.es. bem across one end
und baste to hemstitched piece so you
can hemstitch the two together, leav
ing hemmed end of smaller one free.
When finished slip a sheet of asbestus
in between the two pieces of linen and
aee what a neat mat yon have and one
that by removing asbestus can be
washed as often as necessity demands.
Embroidering one's initials in the cen
ter adds to the beauty of the mat.
The Drena Srrapbonk.
A scrapbook of one's gowns is one of
the wrinkles to which young women
are lending themselves. Kvery dress
the maker of the scrapbook ever wore,
with samples of the trimmings, but
tons and linings (if fancy i. is pasted
Into the pages, the result being a little
biographical sketch, so to speak, of
one's wardrobe for life. Beneath each
dress are written the date when it was
first donned and any interesting data
concerning it that one can recall. A
girl's confirmation frock, hey gradua
tion gown, the K0n she wore when
she was proposed to. ner wedding dress
these find a place sooner or later in
the dress scrapbook.
Linen Brlirren the Eye.
In removing the lines between the
eyes a piece of moderately still court
plaster will prove valuable. l-'irst
massage with cream, rubbing across
the lines; wash in warm water, as the
plaster will not adhere if placed over
the cream. Cut the plaster in little
strips and moisten well, applying
lengthwise across the wrinkles. Stretc h
the skin slightly so no wrinkles will
be left beneath the plaster. Leave on
for thirty minutes or an hour, and aft
er they are removed massage again
with cold creaiu.
For the Cook Book.
A convenience when one is cooking
is a wooden cleat nailed to the wall
Just above the cooking table. A strip
of elastic is nailed to the wall a few
inches above the cleat, and the cook
book, open at the right place, rests on
the cleat and is slipped back of the
elastic, which holds it in place. Thus
one may plance repeatedly at the cook
book without touching it with the fin
gers or having It on the table, where
it is apt to become soiled.
The best work and kitchen aprons
are those made out of blue and white
seereucker. One of their most excel
lent qualities lies in the fact that they
require no ironing. They may be wash
ed and shaken out in no time in fact,
a dozen of them may be shaken out in
the same time that would be required
to launder half the numlier of gingham
or calico aprons. If desired, seersucker
may be had in plain white as well as in
the familiar stripes.
Is.- For a Blackboard.
On the wall of our kitchen, says a
houseki-eper, is a small blackboard.
As children we nsed to think it great
fun to play there while mother was at
work, and later we grew to appreciate
the value of the little corner chalked
off and reserved fi r orders for the
"butcher and bake.- and candlestick
maker." It was so much more con
venient than the easily mislaid pencil
To llantc IMcta
When hanging pictures people often
spoil their walls by driving nails hap
hazard, only to find the nails bend be
cause they are being hammered against
bricks. The right method is to pierce
the wall with a darning needle to find
the crevice between the bricks and
then drive in the nail.
To preserve stair carpets put pads of
old blankets on each step. If there is
no store of ancieut blankets to draw
from use several thicknesses of brown
In running strings throngh curtains
that have been laundered use a safety
pin instead of a bodkin, and the cur
tains will not tear so readily.
A piece of chamois wet in warm wa-
or i th tvwt t i T r. t 1 nan r. it- iHninir
off mirrors and windows after sweep
ing. Old flannel makes excellent polishers
for silver, almost as good as chamois
Davenport SATURDAY, JUNE 18
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PARADE GLORIES FREE UPON THE STREETS EVERY MORNING AT 10 O'CLOCK
TWO PERFORMANCES' DAILY AT 2 AND 8 P.M.' DOORS ' OPEN AT 1 AND T P. M.
ONE 50-CENT TICKET ADMITS TO EVERYTHING. CHILDREN UNDER 12, HALF PRICE
will be on sale
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charged at our
COWBOYS AS FIREMEN.
Continued from Ninth Page.
mnfeTnphl and omcionr. fiorsos vrotild
got rripplod and men burned at times,
especinlly when tho wind was high,
those on the windward side belnc most
expoped. Some hnvo ix-on known to
stay in their saddles daring n lnnr run
until the skin would peel from the side
of the face that was next to the line of
lire. Fort Worth iTex.) Record.
In flMl of Slinc-U.
A person In the state tenmd "shook"
1m In vory critSeal condition. Jltnl
ical assist. mio should lie procured as
soon as fx BBiMe. Tho face will bo
deathly pale, tho body covered with
cold porspir.ition. pulse vory feeble
and tho mind bewildered or thoro may
bo complete loss of consciousness. If
the patient is dressed loosen all the
dothlng about the neck and ebest. ap
ply beat to the extremities, to the pit
of the Stomach, under the arms and
mustard over the heart, Give stimu
lants freely, and if there is nausea jjive
bits of cracked ice.
"Axrah, you're lookln' very sad," said
Tat O'liollihan. addressing his friend
Denis tho other day.
"Oi feel sad," respondc-d Ieuis.
"Oi've lost my mother-in-law! Oi tell
you it's hard to lose your mother-in-law!"
"Ilard!" exclaimed Tat. "B'gorrah,
it's almost impossible !'
Hnutr- Owner Perplexity.
So you put up the rent?"
"Was the result satisfactory?"
"Well, if there is more satisfaction
in bavins a high priced flat vacant than
in bavins a low priced one occupied It
w.-is entirely satisfactory.' Cbicago
A Pill in Time
a ill save a serious sickness, especially
to people subject to Bilious attacks.
Sick Headaches or who sutler from
Stomach disorders. A pill in need is a
friend indeed, and you should never
be without a box of
f Sold Everywhere. In boxes 10c. aad 25c
V X JdW xl
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Ui Mm SUCH AS THE
- dtf mW'iU iMoWt RHiNocf"' WORLD HAS NEVER
qc At S of
Tickets and Numbered Reserved Seats
show day at Fluke's Wall
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regular ticket wagons
NAMES OF NUMBERS.
Why Twelve 1 Called n Dozen and
Twenty u Soorf.
Iozen" Is from the French dou
zaine. a collection of articles generally
numbered together. It is used in the
Herefordshire poems, 1200, and shows
French for the lirst time encroaching
upon English numerals. This enshrines
a great historical fact, for from lHUO to
12SO it was the custom to look to
France as leader of all Europe in art.
chivalry, fashion, war and learning.
"Score" for twenty came into the lan
guage nearly at the same time, but
was not exclusively French. It comes
from the Anglo-Saxon scor, the root of
shear, shire, scar, and means to cut.
ur ancestors, to avoid tlu difficulty
of large numbers, used to keep ac
counts by cutting notches in a stick,
called a tally, and after twoidy such
notches they cut off the tally, which
thus became a "score." These were
usc. in Knajjand .for Jgeeplng the ex
zoo cciim in tmc cor. 300 danC'NS
SINGERS. 68-STOP PlPt ORStN. SOOO COSTUUCS.
108 "L CAGES
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J vine 18.
on tne show
chequer accounts, even to i 10 he ;Ia
ning of the nineteenth century. A
cricket score was onc e spoken :f aa s
many notches, and the rind of pork is
scored. The wonl is first used in a
poem called "Th' Bestiary" and In
"Cursor IfnndL" London Answers.
There is a Story told of the eminent
Dr. Abernethy, who was as blunt as
he was learned. He was called to
prescribe for an old lady In failing
health, who prided herself upon being
nnd who looked the very pink of neat
ness. Her dress was spolless and her
cap immaculate, and her friends spoke
of her as that "sweet old lady." After
much questioning, which was almost
impertinent, and a careful diagnosis of
the ease the doctor said grutny,
"Madam, you are 111 ljecau.se of filth."
Of course she was horrified, but he
went on, "Your bed is not properly
aired, and in consequence yon are be
ing slowly poisoned to death."
Jane brides and bride- of other month will aiwsyi
aa the) could wish for.
Positively everything in the honse-f nrni. hing line is
wese never lower and we were never better prepared to
Jutt as welcome to look around as to buy
Brieht's Disease. R-irlx-v..-. rtmn
" yivjjjt iiawica, iucuujaiui uvui, Vlifi ncfclf
KervoasneSS. Gravel. Stone in the Bladder. Achinff Pains MM Hi"n anH Ki'rinevs.
11 TrrAm.Urii!.. 1 T - J , 1
iiissuuuuia utiucu uy ivianey ana oiaaaer
Trouble Dimmed Vision, Periodical Head
aches, Fain in Lretha, Despondency or
Sallow Complexion. Foul Breath. Bad
the Mauth and all associate symptoms, are j
ruofiimr uuakahteeu to be
Quickly, completely and jierma-
nently cured by
DR. GOSSOM'S KIDNEY
AND BLADDER CURE
We want every suflFerer to know that this
wonderful remedy will cure these terrible
diseases after all other medicines and physicians
have utterly failed and to demonstrate that, wo
want you to test it at our expense.
By simply calling upon the dealer whose name
appears at the bottom of this advertisement yoq
will be given a trial package absolutely free.
A Frft Sample Treatment Laid She
Foundation for a Permanent Cure.
I was suffering with my back and kidneys and no
medicine which I took brought me anv relief. I was
greatly benefited by the free sample of "Dr. Gossom's
Kidney aad Bladder Cure." and one box of it worked
a complete cure I can always speak: a good word for
such a wonderful remedv.
CHARLES HAWLEV, Greenfield, Mass.
The supply of Free packages is limited,
please call early.
To the people of Rock Island nnd vicinity: Wo arc pleased to inform the
public that we have arranged to give to every adult calling at out store
Monday, a FKKE TRIAL PACKAGE of Dr. Gosaom'a Kidney and Bladder
Cure. This wonderful remedy is performing cures which seem almost mi
raculous. As our supply of free packages is not large it. will be to ur in
terest to call early. HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY.
25 years of successful experience in curing Chronic. Nervous and Pri
vate Diseases of both sexes. Eleven years permanently located in
Davenport, where he has cured thousands of cases of Chronic Dis
eases pronounced incurable by others, proves conclusively that DR.
WALSH is the Best and Most Successful Specialist in the Tri-Cities.
Dr. Walsh C vires
Sleeplessness, Stricture, Weakness of Men. bailing Memory, Mental
Delusions. Catarrh, Dyspepsia, Asthma, Bronchitis, Blood Diseases A
Scrofula, Piles, and Kidney Diseases.
Buffering from Nervous Exhaustion,
tion. Neuralgia, Palpitation of the Heart, or any other disease pecu
liar to the sex, should consult Dr. Walsh and get the benefit f his
REMEMBER, IT PAYS TO CONSULT THE BEST FIRST.
Vibration and Electricity
120 years' experience has made Dr. Walsh a master of these methods
of curing chronic diseases. He uses all forms of Electricity, Including
Faradism, Calvinism, Cataphoresis, Sinusoidal, Static and High Fre
is a frequent cause of nervous and physical decline. Why treat months
with others when we can positively cure you in from one to three
Only curable cases taken. If
cured by mail.
HOUBCh 9 to 12 a. m., 2 to 5 and 7
We Don't Need the Money, Maybe Yovi Do?
Money loaned cm aH articles of value
a few exceptional bargains in diamonds.
130 Twentieth St. "Phone green 1G3.
find thi.- store a bout as satisfactory a
to he had lo re. noosing w.i neves
serve you, than rijlit now.
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T CONSULT THE BEST J
DK. J. E. WALSH.
When Others Fsvil.
Headache, Backache, Conslipa-
you cannot call, write. Hundreds
to 8 p. m.; Sunday, 1 1:30 to 1:30 p.m.
A trial is all we a-k. We have
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