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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1904.
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IF YOU WANT TO BE A8 HAPPY AS POSSIBLE AT
THIS SEASON OF THE YEAR, YOU MUST HAVE
MONEY WITH WHICH TO PROVIDE SOME OF THAT
HAPPINESS. OF COURSE, ALL HAPPINESS DOESN'T
DEPEND ON MONEY, BUT MONEY HELPS A GREAT
DEAL AND WE WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE THE
CASH WHICH WILL INSURE YOU MENTAL SATIS
TO LOAN IT TO YOU, QUICKLY AND WITHOUT
PUBLICITY, ON YOUR FURNITURE, PIANO, HORSES,
WAGONS OR OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY,
WITHOUT REMOVING THE PROPERTY FROM YOUR
POSSESSION. TIME AS LONG AS YOU NEED, WITH
THE OPTION OF PAYING IT BEFORE DUE AND
PAYING ONLY FOR THE TIME YOU HAVE THE
USE OF IT. AMOUNTS FROM $10 UPWARDS. THE
WHOLE MATTER CAN BE ARRANGED IN A FEW
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Yuletide Rejoicing 4
Wines for the table, .liquors,
and cordials for the social chat 1
are here aplenty for the week of
Christmas festivities as good as
they arc abundant. The quality
cf our goods is the highest. Shall
we send around a case to-your
home? Leave your order now
for delivery for any specified
day. We will not disappoint you.
!2)r rn Simon Lewis,
Market Square Corner Seventeenth Street and Third
The Best Xnrvas
For the Man who Smokes
Is a box of our Fin Cigars.. We have bought an especially fine line of
Christmas foods, and we are sure that w can please the most exact
ing, both in quality and price. Will we see you 7 You know the place.
Rrcade Gigar Stidre
Harper House block. John P. Sexton, Prop.
Home Makers and Others.
, Selfish Christmas Givers .
"Funny thing! There seems to be
an Illusion that all women are borne
makers," remarked tbe bachelor as be
carefully stroked bis mustache.
"Well, If you don't associate woman
with the borne, what then? retorted
the woman be was talking to.
"Don't get indignant, my dear. It
bas been the fashion until very re
cently to Idealize women aud give
them certain attributes whether they
Iossessed them or not. 1 am simply
mentioning the truth. Some women arc
meant to be home makers, others tbe
very contrary. Under the hands of some
women pictures seem to place themselves
of their own accord Into artistic posi
tions on the wall, the furniture groups
itself in a masterly maimer, chairs
almoxt invite you to sink Into their
depths and be comfy, and the very
lights are shaded aud appealing. A
homy' woman instinctively knows
bow to dk everything about the house.
She puts a touch here, n bit of paint
there, and transforms even an attic
into n delightful drawing room."
Oh. of course! .ny woman cau fix
up things nicely If the has the money f
"Ah. yes, but what I am speaking of
I not a iuestion of money. Some of
the poorest home makers I knoc are
women who can spend anything they
want. And what Is the result? Their
houses are tilled with chilly mahogany
pieces, and pictures hung in straight
lines on the wall, pictures that mean
nothing unless you -ount the gorgeous
frame superior to the subject It in
closes. These women could not drape
a curtain to save their souls. Bereft
of the upholsterer they would 'let It
hang by one hook until he came. They
do not even know how to poke up the
dead emlers of an open fire and draw
up a cozy chair invitingly. But It is
when this type of woman marries a
poor man that she is to be pitied, and
the man she marries Is still more de
serving of a few tear. If she bas
only three pictures she will put them
all on one side of the wall, leaving the
others bare. She will go without other
pictures because she cannot afford to
buy handsome settings for them rather
than frame n few prints simply her
self and dlsiose them here and there
with taste. She will prefer one silk
pillow, even though it be of a soiled,
dingy color, to a dozen comfortable
ones simply covered with Inexpensive
cretonne or oriental cotton material.
In other words, she has iiu lugenulty,
and her only idea of taste Is to put
things In her home which are costly
or look as If they were."
"If I were a poor man. it seems to
me I should hate to marry a woman
And yet there are few men who ore
aware of these two classes of women,
'Teople who buy Oiristraas presents
to suit themselves needn't expect any
thanks from me," remarked the caus
tic young woman. "Perhaps, you think
the adoring young wife is the only on
who presents her hubby with a new
silk waist for his ('hrlstmas present.
Not a bit of It. I notice that a good
many people buy me Just what they
admire and think my taste ouh't to
be educated up to It. Tor Instance,
Iiac Housar scheme Carried Owf
r Clever Haafeaaea.
Although Christmas Is in every sense
a. family 'holiday, yet in many cases
several families combine and hare
their children's tree together. This
sort or Christinas afternoon' parly for
children is becoming quite the vogue.
An original hostess planned a novel
substitute for tbe ordinary tree. Out
of excelsior stuffed Into unbleached
muslin sacking she contrived a' figure
of Santa Clans. She painted the face
after the fashion of a rag doll, and she
made the clothes but of cheap red "and
'SHS 8 EXT MB A SET OF BBOWIUMO.
there was Mrs. Jlcaufogle Ia6t Christ
mas. She sent me a most expensive set
of Browning all the way from Boston,
when she knows jkt fei-tly well that I
never read anything deeper than the
Sunday papers. I distinctly beard her
aay once it was a pity such a sensi
ble looking young woman should really
be so silly. Well. If she wants to do
missionary work let her choose some
other time than Christinas. That's all!
Then I received a workbasket so clev
erly disguised that I bad wild iiopes It
contained bontons this from my maid
en aunt aa a hint perhaps that I ought
to mend my stockings. Last, and not
least, that pretty little Mrs. Dainty
sent me a perfectly heavenly fancy
Dock piece: but. ye gods. It was pink,
jnst the shade that goes so perfectly
with her own lovely complexion, but
when you consider that I have freckles
and a sallow skin well!"
TirE PCPDINU OPEXED.
green llannel. The figure, which was
life size, she fastened secucely against
the dining room wall. Tied to Its trusty
right rag arm was a little Christmas
tn-e, on which were fixed the smallest
gifts, while about the portly person of
the good salut aud in his pack were
concealed the. more substantial proofs
of his generosity. Spruce boughs and
cotton wool snow were disposed around
bis. feet, with a most realistic effect,
while the background was draped In
green burlap and ornamented with
spruce boughs, also covered with cot-,
ton wool snow. In fact, it looked as if
Santa had Just stepped into the dining
100m. Of course all the lights were
out, and the sole decoration of the
room consisted of little colored glass
bulbs throwing their prismatic glow
among ropes of evergreen. As the chil
dren crowded around the Jovial saint,
extracting presents from bis pockets,
his cap, and even, of all improbable
places, his whiskers, the scene was one
of uproarious merriment, and very lit
tle was left of him but n pile of excel
sior when the youngsters had finished
their search. Most of the presents bore
comb remarks. Some of them, were
April fool" gifts. On the whole, the
novelty of the thing made It a great
At a Christmas week luncheon the
piece do resistance appeared to.be n
huge plum pudding, and while the
guests were wondering why this rath
er Indigestible dainty was served at a
lunch the hostess pulled a rod ribbon
tied to the sprig of holly In it, when,
behold, the pudding opened in sections,
revealing little souvenirs In the shape
of Santa Clans bonbon boxes.
A FRENCH DRAWING ROOM.
Simple nod Dainty KITeeta Galaed
With Little Knrnltare.
The picture Illustrates a French
drawing room done in green and white.
The woodwork, of course, is white, the
walls being wainscoted and the frieze
of green tapestry. The windows are of
French design, swinging outward. The
small panes are Joined by silvered fret
work. The tables are of mahogany, and
the chairs are -overcd with green bro
cade. The outer drapery of the large
window Is green, and the Inner is of
white muslin with a pale green figure.
The floors are of hardwood polished.
From the celling hangs an ornate silver
lamp with a green silk fringe.
ttreen and white form an Ideal color
scheme for a lightly furnished bed
room. Green la being nsed more and
more In Interior decoration. Ironwork
la even tinted to match. This can easily
be done by tbe amateur, for it only re
quires a thin wash of turpentine and
green paint, which settles In the hol
lows and gives the artistic effect.
ft. DE LA BAUME.
AN HISTORIC OLD BELL
GRACES PEKIM CHURCH
Forty-Four Years it Has Hung in Tow
er, Having Been Brought
" From Spain.
The Roman Catholic church of St.
Joseph, at Pekin, Tazewell county, has
a bell that has a history and that has
had many changes of ownership. - For
40 ye&rs it has, hung in the old .tower,
ringing out the time for masses, for
funerals and for weddings. " Two
months ago it was carefully. and rever.
ently removed to the steeple of the
handsome new edifiice and' again. tolls
"the Isnell of ' passing ' day." as it
has done,for..200 years, past, vfor it is
fully that" old.
It is but atrifle.larger than an ordin
ary 'locomotive bell., is made of some
metal in which has been mixed a quan
tity of silver, giving it. a7peculiarly
sweet sound and "of great carrying
qualities, but not loud. ' .This bell was
cast in Spain at a celebrated foundry
at Vallidodlid, early In the ISth cen
tury. It was taken to Mexico by some
of the old monks and hung in the ca
thedral at Vera Cruz, where it remain
ed until the Mexican-war in 1847. For
a century and a half its mellow tones
called the faithful to worship in the
ancient .cathedral, and' Irs notes were
heard at the elevation of the host, at
the funeral of the aged, at the mar
riages of the younger on es and at the
baptism of babes. , -
At the capture "of Vera Cruz in 1847,
three young Tfien of Company C, 4th
Illinois, whose names, and titles were
Second Lieut. W. " A. Tinney, Sergt.
John M. Gill and Sergt. Samuel
Uhoades. all of Pekin, took this old
bell, and, as a little souvenir, "sent it
back to their home safely packed in
Ft raw in a barrel. The company in
which were these three Pekinites had
reached Vera' Cruz, via Tampico.'and
thejt were among the first to get to the
t hore. In addition to the bell they cap
tured the wooden leg of Santa Anna
and his carriage, which are now in the
slate museum at Springfield.
When these mementoes finally reach
ed Pekin the bell was sold to the own
ers of the river steamboat Prairie
State, and for five years it did duty on
this boat, and its ringing was heard
along the length of the Illinois river
from St. Louis to Peoria till the bell
of the Prairie State became a familiar
sound to all travelers along that high
way of trade, as the river then was.
On April 16, 1852, there was a race
between the Avalanche and the Prairie
State, a common thing then when two
river boats came near each other. Just
as these two. racing boats, loaded with
passengers, arrived opposite the Bemis
house, in Pekin. came an 'explosion and
the Prairie Slate went to the bottom
with a large loss of life. The heir lay
at the bottom of the river for two
years, it was then fished up and sold
to the Methodists, who just then were
nlout ready to dedicate a new place of
worship, which was then located north
of the Farmers' National bank.
From 1854 to 18(17 Ibis Roman Cath
olic bell served the Methodist people
as devotedly as it had its first owners.
or as it had the ill fated steamboat.
For Sunday school, for morning and
evening service, and for Wednesday
night prayer meeting. It rang out clear
ly and sweetly. When a funeral or
wedding was to occurr at this house
of worship "the people (old he sexton
and the sexton tolled the' bell," and the
old bell cast in Spain, rung in Mexico,
clanged on the river, continued to do
its simple duty under its varied chang
es of proprietorship as an obedient ser
vant to its many owners.
In 1S67 application was made to the
trustees of the Methodist church by
the authorities of St. Joseph's Roman
Catholic church at Pekin, looking to
wards the transfer of this relic to the
latter denomination. The Methodists
were willing and so the Roman Catho
lics again came into possession of thl3
noted and much traveled bell.
Now is the time to plan
that land of summer su
shine. orange groves,
pineapples and palm
trees, where there are
excellent hotels and
boarding houses in abun
' dance and where out door
games and pleasures
are Indulged in the year
There is a way to get
there which takes but a
night or two; a railroad
whose equipment and
service has improved as
steadily as the increase
In Southland travel every
The low rates of the
season are now In effect,
so go now and avoid the
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et should be made good
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