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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1. 1011
LITTLE TALKS ON BABYOLOGY
BY ANNA STEESE EICHAKDSON
Director of the Eetter Babies Bureau of the Woman's Home Companion.
NO. 7 CLOTHES.
How odd it is that an American
mother will criticise Ihe Chinese
mother who b'.nds her baby-girl's feet
or the Indian mother who straps her
new-born son on board, and then
calmly pin the belly-band so tight
around her own new-born baby's abdo
men that it cuts into the tender flesh.
In common with the average woman,
uneducated and untrained for mother
hood, I recall that 1 overestimated the
Two dozen diapers, 18 inches square.
Two dozen diapers, 22 inches square.
Four pair socks.
One loose, warm sacque, knitted or
made of outing flannel, or French
One loose, soft cloak for outdoor
One soft silk-lined or knitted cap.
The outing flannel gowns are for
sleeping. They are open down the
front, like a kimono. A more expn
sixa substitute for outing flannel in
the stocklngette nightgowns.
There is nothing better than soft
cheese cloth for baby's first diapers.
Later the average mother finds bird's
eye more satisfactory than cotton flan-
This is not a hard and fast list, but net There are many patent di3pers ;
one that may be varied with the taste .0n the market. Avoid all those made
and purse of the mother. It contains with an interlining-or one surface of!
importance of the belly-band in cloth-(every essential. 'rubber. For first diapers, a good ma-
Silk and wool or cotton and wooljterial is old soft Turkish toweling,
shirts are preferable to all-wool for (In this connection, it may be said th'at
the tender skin of the new-bom baby, Ut is safer to wash all of baby's clith-
ln cold climates. In warm ;ing before U is worn. In this day of
lng my own babies, but I never real
iaed that it was still being transformed
into an instrument of torture until I
attended better babies contests. There,
hatching moihers undress their babies
for the physical examination, I was
shocked at the ridces, the cruel red
weather the little shirt may be all cot-! mercerised and "treated" fabric s there
The belly-bacd must be unhemmed
the tender flesh, and it must be fas-
lines left by the discarded strips of;an(1 unbound if it is not to cut into
flannel. And I hrard many a good
doctor lecture these mothers reverely
for the tightness of the bands and the
discomfort the baby had endured.
Aftti this experience, I believe that
may be chemicals used in bleaching.
etc., that will injure the tender flesh
and start a case of ec-ema.
These articles will keep the baby
many a baby accused of being irrit-! Ki to 8np up uder the arms and per
anm ana waKemi or oiners dosed for:,n Interfere with the hrcathin.
J Then use a knitted band with tiny
shoulder straps which can also be
tened firmly but not tightly with very j comfortable until he is three months
small safety pins, five or six, so that : old. when a few more elaborate slips
it will not slip. As soon as the baby land prettier coat may be added to this
becomes active, the belly-banc! will be-
colic are merely suffering from the
stricture of the belly-band. Mothers
who have had to endure the torture of
an ill-fitting, tight corset for a day
or more, please give this matter con
sideration. Another memory of my untrained
motherhood is that of overdressing my
babies. Next to my wedding trous
seau the most elaborate task of sew
ing I have ever done was the layette
for my first baby. What over-trimmed.
uselens things were included in this
labor of love. And how inconsiderate
that frst baby was ia outgrowing the
pretty tilings I had prepared for his
One of the most comforting features
f t my visits to better babies con
tests this fall has boen the increasing
evidence of sanity and consideration
in dressing babies. Mothers are grad
ually being educated up to the point
of supplying simple comforta for
babies and frills for where they be
long on pincushion covers. As
rule, prlzewirialiig babies at these
contests are simply, sensibly, comfort
A trained nurse of long experience
in maternity cases offers this list of
necessary thirgs for the new-born
Four shirts cotton and wool mixed.
Four unl.t-mmed belly-bauds, eight
inches wide, IS inches long.
Three loose gowns of outing flannel.
Four ftannrl skirts.
Six soft cotton, lawn or batiste slips,
outfit, with perhaps a nainsook petti
coat or two. But everything should
be simple, loose and hung from the
shoulders. Nothing should interfere
with his digestion, breathing and mo-
fastened at the bottom to the diapers. J tions. The baby bound at any point
These, like the belly-band, are better
if bought In silk and woo!, or wool
of his small anatomy will fret.
Never use on the new-born babv
and cotton combinations. They both new diapers that have not been thor
support the abdomen and ward off oughly washed to remove all the
chill to the bowels. "dressing" in the fabric. If possible
The flannel skirts which show the -have old materials for the first diapers,
same soft mixture of silk and wool : or cheese cloth washed soft Hahipo
or cotton and wool, are hung fromichafe so easily in the first few weeks
the shoulder, not pinned around tue0r their lives.
long-suffering little abdomen, and The care of the babv's clothing Is
should not be more than 26 inches important. It must "be kent scrun-
in length. What were once known as ! ulously clean, and washed w ith clean
Jong clothes are no longer used by I water and pure white soap. Dialers
intelligent mothers. The christening should not be dried and then used a
robe and Its fellow frocks which sweep second time. Directly they are re
the floor, are now reserved for royal moved, they should be dropped into
babies on state occasions. jan enameled or stone pail of water.
The flannel skirt may be hemstitch-kept for the purpose, and washed out
ed or bound w ith silk braid or embrold-every day. Flannels carelessly washed
ered in a fine scallop. This is baby's will shrink and inflame tender skiu.
only skirt. The old fashioned skirt Slips .not properly rinsed in washing,
of cambric, lawn, etc., haft gone out. . will irritate the flesh at neck and
Over the flannel skirt is worn the wrists and under the arms,
simplest sort of a slip, made from In hot weather, a baby should be
nome sou nntsnea cotton material like : dressed accordingly, for comfort.
nainsook, batiste or Persian lawn, cotton shift should be substituted for
This slip may be hand embroidered wool, a knitted belly-band cf cotton
or scalloped round the neck and for the woolen one. The babv winter,
w rists. It Is never trimmed with ma- i or summer, that perspires is over
chine embroidery or lace which irri-1 dressed.
tates the tender flesh. j The restless baby should have night-
The iriost comfortable method of fas- j gowns with shaped feet. And all
tening these little slips Is a draw-j babies should have b!a.nkts of their
Rinng oi rne unen tape, fcven the own. soft and Heht in weight
best of gold safety plus or the flattest
of buttoms may make baby uncomfort
The next article will deal with the
bath and general habits of cleanli
ness for the child.
Work Ceases on C W. Gates Palatial Residence
Charles C. Gates' Minneapolis residence and Mrs. Charlea G. Gates.
MlnnerpolK Nov. 1. Work on the j it more than a year ago, and Its corn
mansion which the late Charles G. pietlon was anticipated come time !a
tlatcs was erecting in this city has 1914. It wag intended by Mr. Gate to
ln-n .nopped on orders telegraphed J house in this building the magnificent
by the general contractors In New j art collection left him by Lis father,
York to tli.-ir Minneapolis represents-: the late John V. Gates, and which Is
tlvi-s. It w as announced that nothing ! now stored in New York,
further would be done until the archi-: The widow of the young multi
torts and builders had consulted with ; millionaire Is a native of Minneapolis
the widow and mother of the dead j and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. L.
Nothing was ever too good for young
llopwjod, live here. It Is doubtful if
the widow will feel that she could
Gates and the plans for the new home . maintain such a splendid establish
railed for the most palatial residence j ment as the proposed home would be
In the northwest. Wort w-- begun on If completed'
Kev. A. K. Johnson is visiting in j
Kanras City, Mo. He w ill bo gone two
Mrs. Vance Pherrard and daughter.
Mabel, returned heme Monday after a
two months' visit at Ober'.ln. Kn
Denver, Co)., and other wes'ern points.
Mrs. Francis Mr.nnan of Rock Is
land visited with Mrs. Arail CarUn
j daughter. Mrs. Frank Lucai of Pre
II : emption left last week for a visit with
j Mrs. Schurr's brother, F. B. Gordon, ;
, in Fremont coun'y, Nebraska.
i.rpier doom nas secured a position
as yard clerk in The Rock I Eland j
yards at La Salle. He left Thurs
day for that place.
Miss Elzina O'Mealia wrnt to Sil
via Friday and visited several days
with her sister, Florence, who is
clerking at the postoffice and with
relatives and friends in Rock Island
Rev. ad Mrs. J. M. Olson of Storm
James Svhofield attended the annual i Lake. Iowa, visited with friends here
convention cf the Illinois grand lodge; la.t week.
of Knights of Pythias at Dauville, jii88 Maud Anderson of Reck Island!
last week. ' visited here several da js last week. j
Mis? Jennie Irwiu returned home! Mr. aud Mrs. John Sehoenig. for-j
Thursday after a month' visit at j nier residents of this pbee, now of
Cable and A'edo. ! Missouri, have returned to Sberrard
(Hear Ploom returned borne this t for their future home. j
week from the hospital wcera he un- j William Allen and family of Viola1
derwent an operation for blood poison . tpent Saturday with Mrs. Allen's fath-.
f, Will M
should be bought from the manufacturer, then vou will get REAL FURS. - Note the
word "REAL" Half the furs sold are inferior imitations doctored up for bargain
RICHTER'S FURS ARE REAL
and very reasonably priced beeauf e we are importers and manufacturers. Every piece
in our store is designed and made up in our own workrooms and we buy direct from
the trappers and in the great London and European fur markets, we save you ab
solutely all middlemen's, jobbers' and manufacturer's profits.
WEAR RICHTER'S FURS
and you will seldom see anything just exactly to match our furs lend a certain dis
tinction to the wearer not possible with factory made goods.
OUR STOCK IS THE LARGEST
and most carefully chosen in the middle west, and we are showing some of the very
finest furs ever exhibited in this country and a splendid assortment of modestly
Always standard and eve; popular,
large muff and shawl, J. 50 DO
And up to $500.00.
The favorite fur for the coming sea
son; large muff and 7 ffl
shawl; set tpld.VJU
Beautiful marked skins and very dur
able; large muff and ft A
shawl; set 3vMJV
The young folks' favo.lte fur; animal
scarf, muff head and tail;
- ISABELLA FOX
Two skin shawl, long soft hair, ele
gant luster; Sflfl
large muff; set d'J.U'J
CHINA BLACK MARTIN
BLUE CHINA WOLF
Large shawl and muff;
Larg! shawl and muff;
set, $7.00 and
Large shawl and muff,
set. $5.00 and
Looks like mink, wears like mink;
large shawl and muff; set
Long soft hair gives elegant satisfaction. Large ffQ Af
muff and Bhawl. $4.50 and up to, per set $7vi7
i Iowa s
new "and ex
affords a won
any we have
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SCHOOLS TO HEAR
Children to Observe Gettys
burg Day Nov. 19.
afterncon, eastern time, or half pastj
three o'clock in Illinois. j II
'I oarr.estlv ree.omitwnd that all nil- i
" - - ,
plls beyond the sixth grade in public ;
lend private schools of this state shall i
commit to memory this noble address ;
and thut it shall be rcueatod by some!
Five Hundred Thousand Illinois; pupils at half past three!
i w-. U'nlnnalai- aftnrnnnn
Nov. 19. j
"There is inspiration in the thought:
of half a million children Joining inj
Bimlk n rii t r-t irt avorftso 1 1 fa a Kot - '
bpringneia. in., aov. i.-nve """-itPr monument to his memory than can I
dred thousand Illinois school children. ;be bullt otU of wood and stone u 1s'
are expected to recite Abraham Lin-j built in the hdbrts and minds of the:
coin s Gettysburg address on the 50th ; children, it w in De gooa ior tne teacn-
ers, good for the rtiiiitren ana gooa
The Farmers' Social club met at the
Le6ter McDonald home Friday even
Sunny Hill Sunday school has ar
ranged for an oyster supper for the
benefit of the Sunday ' achool to be
held at Gust Lawson'B Jtew garage on
Wednesday evening, Nov. 6. All are
invited to attend. " -
Several members of the Mount
rieassnt and Sunny Hill Cbrisiian Bn
deayor society attended the sociable
at the Masonic hall in Coal Valley
Friday evening. .
G. B. Buck and. Thomas McGuire at-tE
tenled the sate at the Weaver farm,1'
South Moline, Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Johnson en
, tertained friends at a supper Saturday
I evening. " ' '
j Miss Margaret MrKeag was a fic '
i Island visitor Thursday. f
! Dr. Hamilton of Monmouth will
! preach at Homestead church Sunday
morning and evening.
AH the new3 all the time The
anniversary of that occasion, Nov. 19 j
State superintendent of schools will i
address a communication to school !
for the state of Illinois."
A Fair Propsslticn.
The manufacturers of Meritol Rheu-
teachers throughout the 6iate suggeet-j matism rowdars have so munh confl-
rcent of the last half cf its real estate
taxes for 1912.
er and sister. Thomas Davis and Sarah
in his arm. H ia getting along
Koy McF-dycn and family returned
home Saturday from Minnesota where Duluth The t'n'ted States Steel
they have been visitin for a month, j corporation $l,52.5i;.2S to George '
Mrs. Fred Schurr of Sherrard and ' H. Vivian, couaty treaarer. in par-'
For gocd work in Building and
HUDSON, COLLINS &
"When we start a jcb we
SHOP 1133 ELEVENTH AVE.
Fhcne FU I. 2073. Res. 518.
ing that every child above the six'Ji u , , ! v , Z .
grade iu the public schools be called "thrIo us to sell them to you on a
upon the repeat the martyred presl- fosl T9 cuarar.tee to gtve you relief
dent'a immortal words at half past lp U cases of Rheumatism or refund
.v . , , .v.'your money. This is certainly a fair
three o clock on the afternoon of thei . . , .
. j , .,, , . t propo?Itlon. Let us shov. them to yon.
anniversary day. Lincoln is supposed ; , '
U, have begun his address about that j
The Idea of a fitting observance of I
Gettysburg day originated with the 15 - '
llnois Centennial commission, created i
to arrange for the celebration in 1918 :
of the 100th anniversary or the ad
mission cf Illinois to statehood. Upon i
the recommendation of the centennial
commiEsion, Governor Dunne has is
sued a proclamation asking the people
generally to observe Gettysburg dayj
in a suitable maniT.
Under tbe auspices of the Stste Ii;s-
Itorical society, a proKrarn of exer-
cisea will be given in Springfield on
the afternoon of Nov. 19 and other,
' observances are being arranged,
i In hi letter Superintendent Blair,
says in part: ;
! "Fifty ears ago, Nov. 19. 18G3. on j
jthe battlefield of Gettysburg there!
.leaped rom the soul of this great)
! American a lofty sentiment, which in !
; form and thought constitutes one of
! our greatest lit-rary and moral treas-
ores. He stood to give this address at
i about balf past tour o'clock ia the
r I sena v,x
i mi 1
; 'A vnthont risk. Well
secured first mortgage
rM hnmfa a-- the ifc in
vestment on eart h.
have 100 or more to invert,
our circular ot guaranteed
All titlrs su.irantrr4
by Chicago Ti'.ie and
crrtififd to by trust
Bad for rmrtictar.
COCHRAN & BcCLUER.
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In addition to regular sleeping car service
afforded by Rock Island Lines from
Davenport Rock Island and Moline for
Des Moines, Council Bluffs and Omaha,
special sleeping car service is now avail
able eastbound as follows :
" Des Moines
Arrive Davenport .
6:08 p. m.
6:28 p. to.
1020 p. m.
, 3:27 a. m.
3-37 a. m.
Passengers may occupy berths in sleeper
(at Reck Island) until 7:00 a. m. . '
Ticket and reservation at stations,
8. r. BOYD
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