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THE AKGtJS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1903.
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liROTHERi5. i6 Wurrtn tft.. New York.
Business Women Setting
Fashion For Society
The prompt. Industrious business wo
man who minds only her own business
Is rapidly becoming the star performer
of her sex. Even the lodging bouse
landlady Las at last given la to the wo
man boarder so far as the girl who
goes to daily employment is concerned.
A successful boarding house keeper of
many years standing said lately that
the ideal boarder Is the business wom
an. This experienced landlady de
clared a woman who earns $12 or $15
a week always pays ber board and
"dresses nicely" In their order the two
most Important points In the eye of a
landlady. If a young man earns the
same amount of money, the landlady
declared, be spends it on amusements
and often goes In debt for bis board.
Furthermore, the young man who earns
$12 or $15 a week Is apt to leave cigar
stamps over the snowy bedsteads and
the polished dressers. The room of the
business woman boarder, on the con
trary, is neat and attractive at all
times. That reminds jne of a remark
lately made ly one of ray friends who
ha" kept lioarders for years. Telling
me of two women teachers who had
Just become members of her family,
she said. "You ought to see their room
how beautifully thy have fixed it
up!" In one Important particular the
girl In business has actually set a fash
ion for the wealthy society girl, and
the working young woman's example
Is being followed by scores of her rich
single sisters in the most exclusive so
cial circles. This Is the example of an
unmarried woman setting up a home
of her own. Working girls, singly or
by twos, sometimes In groups of sever
al, found It pleasanter as well as less
expensive to rent a flat and set up an
Independent home. In some cases
whole houses have been taken and co
operative housekeeping established.
The working girls proved it quite safe
and proper to live thus. Seeing this,
millionaire girls, hedged in by conven
tionalities and sighing for freedom,
bravely took it. Iteally, It Is not now
at all out of place for a millionaire'
daughter to maintain ber separate cs
tsbllsbineuL X ?
Mrs. W. P. Fleming and her women
aids at the Harvard observatory have
discovered more than a hundred new
Wendall Phillips used to say that the
woman who could accumulate a fur
tune of a million dollars would do more
to bring about the emancipation of her
sex than a million speeches could do.
If the great orator were alive today
he would know there are dozens of
women who have a wasted a million
dollars entirely through their own ef
forts. He would see something even
he in his most enthusiastic and pro
phetic moments could never have an
ticipated the woman railroad presi
dent. Mrs. Mary S. Holladay of Green
ville, Mo., president of a railroad lead
ing out of St. Louis, lately sold stock
In her road to the value of a million
dollars. She bad been largely instru
mental In building up the prosperity
of the road.
Another evidence that the unmarried
business woman is "it:" A life insur
ance company that has hitherto stiffly
refused policies to the feminine sex
under all circumstances has recently
let down the bars to the extent of per
mitting its agents to accept applica
tions from "wage earning women who
have people dependent ou them." Just
Unit. Linda Wade, dressmaker and
dress titter, declares that men have
become so bulging and bad figured they
will have to go into corsets, and she
Is the one to put them there. Serves
The visit to oriental lauds of that
high spirited aud independent Amer
ican girl. Alice Roosevelt, will certain
ly hasten the liberation of her sex in
the east. Few oriental women have
ever before seen a woman honored in
public by sultaus. chieftains and em
perors and appearing even as man's su
perior in the deference universally
shown to the president's daughter. But
once having witnessed tbe sight they
will not be slow to demand privileges
What else will they be blaming wom
en for? At a teachers meeting, where
the men. a usual, made all the
speeches, one of them said the cause
of the low wages paid to educators
was that there were too many women
in the profession. Well. It Is certaiu
this cause will soon tease to be opera
tive from the fact that the pay or
women teachers la so small that
thoughtful and aspiring women are
looking elsewhere than to the schools
for a satisfactory career. In many
towns of this country women teachers
receive less pay than capable factory
More than any other one agent, stead
fast cheerfulness promotes health and
happiness not only In oneself, but in
others. Tbe habit of cheerfulness can
be cultivated by everybody.
Au oriental maxim says. "Breathe
not tbe sins of any oae, a loaf as theo
art a Inner.'
ELIZA AKCHAED CONNER.
THOUSANDS OF ACRES
To Be Thrown Open in California.
Los Angeles Cal.. Oct. 2S. The fa
mous old land grants of California are
now being systematically- opened for
settlement by an organization recent 1
formed in that state for this purpose.
A new plan has been adopted whereby
homeseekers are enabled to secun?
these lands with less cash outlay than
is often required merely to file on gov
era m Cm lands. I'nder the new plait
land is distributed to several hundred
families at a time at wholesale prices
and easy terms, and. the force of im
mediate population creates an "unusual
ly rapid increase in values.
The town of Clark City, founded
some four months ago in Monterey
county, is a notable example of the
work of this organization. Abour 40
families secured lands with water
rights- at the wholesale price of $37.40
per acre, and values have increase!
from 100 to 2to per cent since the open
ing day in April last. A new block
with cement walks, business blocks,
schools, churches, stores and a bank
sprang into existence in a few weeks.
Each individual was entitled to buy
two town lots at acreage prices and in
many instances the increase in values
on these lots will soon equal the cost
of each fruit farm. The plan is attract
ing widespread attention and many
eastern families are taking advantage
of tbe opportunity to secure homes in
Full information regarding the plan
can be obtained by addressing the Cali
fornia Home Extension soeietv room
793. Chamber of Commerce, Los An
geles, Cal. The society contains sev
eral men whose names are prominent
in the history of California's develop
ment and the reliability of the organiz
ation is vouched for by many well
known Los Angeles and San Francisco
The C, M. & St. P. offers first class
train service to Chicago and Kansas
City, from the trl-cities. Bleeping car
reservations made to any point desir
ed, for further information phone any
of their offices.
C M. &. St. P. Excursion Rates.
Home seekers tickets on 6ale every
Tuesday in each month to Nov. 1, 1905.
To points in Iowa. Minnesota, North
and South Dakota. And every first
and third Tuesday in each month to
other homeseekers territory. For fur
ther information phone or call at any
C. M. & St. P. ticket office.
Special Homeseekers Excursions.
Low Rates Are Offered by the Chica
go, Milwaukee. St. Paul Railway.
Round trip tickets at less than the
regular one-way fare to many points
in the west and southwest. Tickets
on sale Oct. 17. November 7 to 21 and
December 5 to 18. Return limit 21
days. Liberal stop-over privileges. De
tails on request. S. B. Stoddard, ticket
Kidney trouble often ends fatally,
but by choosing tbe right medicine, E.
H. Wolfe, of Bear Grove, Iowa, cheated
death. He says: "Two years ago I
had kidney trouble, which caused me
great pain, suffering and anxiety, but
I took Electric Bitters, which effected
a complete cure. I have also found
them of great benefit in general de
bility and nerve trouble, and keep
them constantly on hand, since, as I
find they have no cuual."Harts & Ulle
meycr, druggists, guarantee them at
The P. 8.
Why does a woman always add a
postscript to her letter?"
"Well." answered the titigallant
wretch, "she probably figures out In
her own mind what her letter has made
you say and Uien tries to have tbe last
worn." Washington Star.
Every base occuinntiou makes one
sharp in its practice and dull in every
of orr. I .
il"- icr thrm the BEST. If
f IrrprT'i is the tt coraa ade II
7 aavwaere ar t any price. The 11
I nek. nataial Cvor. without J
I or j3 -r.tr rii,t, distlnsTuihe it 1
I iron all etaara. I
TU Lorn rw. -J
Practical Charity The
Blond In Black The .
"It makes me tired to hear all the
sentiment wasted on the lower classes."
remarked the woman with decided
views. "The lower classes don't want
to be elevated. They don't want to
be taught to admire tbe Venus de Milo
or art nouveau decorations. The need
of refinement Is not Imperative with
them. Sometimes I think they are
happier without it. for it makes them
dissatisfied with their surroundings,
but there are people to whom a breath
of refined atmosphere is like a breath
of life, and those are the people for
whom nothing whatever is usually
"Take women in reduced circum
stances, people who have seen better
days, who are forced to work in shops
or factories or to labor unceasingly iu
order to support some invalid relation.
Think of young girls whose tiny wages
and long hours deprive them of any
thing that makes life worth while.
There's an opportunity for you to ex
ercise your charity."
"How is it going to be done?" some
"Oh, Just a little unbending on the
part of pome of yon idle rich people,
a little practical everyday charity, a
little Interest shown lu those pathetic
faces you see around you every week
of your lives. For Instance, one wo
man I know interests herself In shop
girls and girls In general who are
struggling to make a living In New
York. She does not patronize thetn.
but she Invites them to her home to a ,
quiet dinner some evening when she n
alone, and then, over the coffee cups,
she learns the hopes, the aspirations,
the difficulties, of hor guests and she
gives them help and advice. Many a
girl has been put on the right road to
make a good competence by this wo-
SHE TWITES THEM TO JjrXNER.
man, and many a girl has leen saved
from despair and from the things to
which despair leads."
She Knew the Secret.
"Some girls look their best iu black
there Is no denying that. This is why
Hie custom of wearing mourning will
never entirely go out. no matter what
people say," said the cynical woman.
Just notice how much longer blonds
tay in crape than their brunette sisters!
"But the worst I ever heard was tbe
case of a very blond girl, so light iu
fact that she could wear no color at all
without Its eclipsing her utterly. When
she came to New York to earu ber liv
ing she found to her sorrow that she
did not receive half as much attention
us other girls, and It worried ber. So
one day she appeared In the sootiest of
black mourning, and, pressing a ilell
cately black bordered handkerchief to
her blue eyes, she answered all in
quiries with the sad response that her
sister was dead. She looked too an
gelic and ethereal for words In the long
trailing black clothes, and more than
one young man promptly lost bis heart.
Her grief was so great that she did not
go out of mourning for two years, and
then It was to exchange her black dress
for a bridal costume. Years afterward
she laughed over the whole thing
heartily and confessed that not a toul
belonging to ber had died, but that she
bad put on tbe mourning because she
wanted an excuse to wear black. It
was so becoming to ber!"
The Pickle Craze.
This is the time of tbe yetr bcn tbe
pickle madness seizes ail good house
keepers. Some of them go to extremes
and fill several shelves with ail sorts of
homemade condiments, half of which
never again see the light of day. I
know of one woman whose family has
lived on different kinds of tomato and
cucumber preserves for the last fort
night and whose husband claims that
nia appetite has been absolutely de
stroyed by the different kinds of cntll
aura ba baa been compellaa to sample.
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Western Flour Vlill Co.,
ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
Rock Island county court. JiiiIjjh E.
E. Parmenter presiding:
Probate. Estateof Francis M. Craw
ford. Inventory filed and approved.
Petition by administrator for leave to
settle personal injury suit against t he
C M. & St. P. railroad company filed.
Hearing on said petition and sauic
granted. Report of sett lenient of eaid
suit filed and approvtd and order for
Estate of Theodore Holdorf. Ucir.
ot sale of real estate to pay debts filed
Estateof Col. Edward Poimroy. Re.
port of final distribution filed and ap
proved. Administrator discharged1
and estate' closed.
Estate of Edward l. Kolm. Inu
tury hied and approved. .Jonas Bear,
Louis Mosenfelder and T. I. .Mediil ap
pointed appraisers. N
Estate of Samuel Kebr. Final r.pori ,
aud setttlement of administrator hied.
Hearing on same set for Wednesday.!
Nov. 22. 19')5. at 9 o'clock a. m. Or
dered that administrator notify heira
by publication. Proof of heirship made
Esr.ati of Mary C. Fulletton. Proof
of publishing and posting rwiiite to
creditors filed and approved
In re conservatorship of Minnie Fred
erick, insane. C'onerva:or's annual re
lort filed and approved.
Estate of Thomas Mackfn. An-wHr
of executor herein to petition of Owen
Crummie and Mary Eleanor Tyson
In re conservatorship of Emma An
derson. inBane. Conservator's final re
port showing thai there is now in con
servator's hands 9138.73, filed and ap
proved. It appears that said ward
te-ipS- 49 Lbs. r&rsf:
fr '-'A MINNESOTA DAKOTA".??
Emma And rMn docs not now resido
in i he county of Rock Island. III., but
resides in Knox county. 111., and it ap
pears from legal evidence that one
Lizzie L. I'.aili-y is now the ei;al con
servator of :-aid ward n siding in said
Knox county. 111. It further appears
that th conservator herein iu Rock
Island county desire:-, to Pirn over to
said new conservator all tin- money
and prop--! ty now in its ban do and !..-
discharged as such cniirerva'or. It
ordered that said conservator in tlij.
county turn over to suid conservator
in Knox coiintj. Ii!., all money !n its
hands, and upon making a repoit
showing that same has be n done, to
gether with a receipt o! said new con
servator for tin; same sr.id conserva
tor in this county, be discharged a.-
E.-.tate of John titistaf Anderson.
Bond of said (Caroline Anderson filed
and appioved and letters of admiuist ra
tion with will annexed i.s.i&d to her.
Peter W. Whetsal. Nels F. rtx!iii3t and
(lu.staf Sundberj appoititid appraisers.
Appraisers' biil and widow's award fil
ed and approved. Inventory filed and
In re conservatorship of Emily F.
White. New conservator's inventory
filed and approved.
Estate of Thomas Murdock. Final
rejort of administrator fiied. Hear
ing set for Nov. 2. l'e.",. h fi'!"tk
a. til. Ordered that administrator no
tify heirs by publication.
lu re guardianship of Elizabeth E.
Mewes tt al. tijlnore. (Iturdian's an
nual rtport tiled and approved. Re
ceipt and release of s:d ward. Eliza
beth E. Mewes. who U now of aye,
filed and approved and guardian dis
charged as to ber.
. Real Estate Transfers. Chartes W.
Ahline to Axel E. Price, lot 3.
bloeU 'J. i:ast Rock Island add , Mo'iin-,
Aej Price to Emilia Aliline v. t j
lot ::. block -2. Ea-t Rock I -land a Id .
Truiji.in I! Ttii'P ei al !jj muster i
Edtar Huinplir . s'2 tie mc. 1 22r,
E.-thr L. K is u a; to Lewi-- !..
St nil. se frl ', s. , ::i J7.w. tS-).
Lewis L. Srtiil to .(dill Howaid
n i 1 , .- c :: IT 'w. $'im.
.lohn Hovvi.rd in Nancy E. llre.er.
;-' j-ic, .'I I 17 ."iw. $ir.it.
Otto Koeniu to Philip Nakar.
Iot.- and J l'-.t Ro-. Is-land a Id .
Car'. Sclirnaehi to titiiaf Soh-.e. !'
::. ('. jM-i.jr.i'-M s add.. Rock Itliti''
I. S. of A to Saiine Mi!. r. v.-j.
li w 1 . seel ion ! 'J't.
E. M. Cuver to Moduli Verb. I .
I'.art lots t and ". block 7. second ade ,
IMgewooil park. Rim I. Island. '.'.
Tri-Clty Transfer irl
Huiing and moving of ail
kinds, large or small at reason
able raica. Dally wagon to
Mobne and Davenport. We alss
handle the best grades of hard
and soft coal. A portion of your
patronage is respectfully solicit
ed. Satisfaction guaranteed.
New 'phone 5464, old 645.
Office, 215 Twentieth Street,
Rock Island, III.