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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Wkdhssdat, March SO, 1889.
Democratic Primaries ut Coavea
tian. The democratic Totert of the City of Rock Isl
and and Rock Ialtnd townhip, are hereby noti
fied to be at their anrersl voting place in their re
pectlTe wardi at 8 o'clock p. m., on Thursday,
March SI. 1889. to select delegate to the eitv-
township convention to nominate a candidate In
each ward for alderman, and elect a ward com
mittee. Each ward la entitled to one delegate
ior every miriy TO'ea cast tor U'eveiano. in loso,
and one for eaob fractional exceeding twenty.
rrrat wara 161
Second " 818 T
Third " 24 S
Fourth " 208
Sixth " 18 4
Seventh" 13 4
The delegate! will meet at the court home on
Monday evening, March , 1RS9, at 7:90 o'clock
10 nominate candidate for mayor, elty attorney.
city cle.'k, treasurer, police mattintrate, townehlp
npemsor, rour assistant supervisors, one town
ship assessor, one township collector, two Jus
tlces of the peace, three constable, and choose a
cnairmau 01 me city committee.
J. a. KERR.
Chairman City-Township Committee.
The nndrlaned wonid respectfully announce
tn uib inauaa ana tue panno mat ne is a ranai
dste for townhlp cnlkctor. eobject to tbe will of
the democratic city township convention.
1 desire to hereby annonnre mvself as a candi
date for the office of police mifistrate, subject to
the action of the democratic city-township con
vention, and ask tbe support of all who thluk me
wormr. il"HH tllKKI
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
in om-e or police mairifttrate, itiDject to the ac
tion of the democratic city-township convention
The Faithful Begin with Warlike
The Republican rrimarlea foretell
the Taaael that ia to Occur March
3a eleg;ate anl rrercrrnrra.
The republican ward priratiries were
held last evening and from the spirit of
dissension shown In the different cau
cuses there is to be tbe characteristic
fight la tbe convention over the head of
tbe city ticket. Down town the Carse
wing envelops all the delegates, while in
tbe four upper wards tbe caucuses were
packed for "Mutual Admiration Society"
McConochie, though there are pretences
of favoritism for others, and Dr. Trues
dale and Dr. Stewart may get scattering
complimentary votes in the convention.
In all tbe wards there was more or less
had blood on the surface, but there were
enough political doctors on hand in all
cases except the Fifth ward to administer
a temporary remedy at least. But in the
Fifth tbe warring elements were not quite
o easily harmonized. The caucus was
packed in the interests of McConochie for
mayor, Montgomery for clerk and Knox
for alderman and a revelation of this
fact to incensed Supervisor Schneider,
who was present as representative of tbe
claims of Chas. Oswald for the alder
manic chair, that he told tbe delegates
what he thought of them. But Mr.
Schneider's discoveries were made too
late and the slate won.
In the First ward the Schafer aDd War
nock factions met and after a brief ea
counter the 'Warnock combine gained
tbe ascendency. But the candidate wa
named in the face of his own emphatic
disapproval aDd declines to accept. Tbe
ward committee will probably now fall
back on Scbafer whom they knocked out
after his giving them two terms of faithful
service in the council.
In the other wards the internecine
warfare was not so apparent, though
there is nevertheless considerable feeling
over the results. Especially is there much
surprise and no little soreness over
tbe strength shown by tbe McConochie
forces, the sentiment in opposition
to him being particularly strong among
tbe members of that body of progressive
and representative citizens, tbe Citizens'
Improvement association, an organiza
tion he has lost no opportunity to shoi
his hostility to in tbe council, and an or
ionization which be has delighted to give
vent to bis sarcasm concerning dubbing
it at one time, as he rose in bis seat in
the council, with the high sounding and
very respectful title, tbe "mutual adml
ration society, over on the corner." Mr.
Carse, on the other band, is a prominent
member of tbe association, one of its or
ganizers and its vice president. So it
will be readily seen that there is not
likely to be much "mutual admiration"
between these two factions when tbey
meet in convention. Edwards, the other
up-town favorite, seema to have been
lost in tbe triumph of the McConochie
A review of the field as reflected by tbe
results of the caucuses would seem to in
dicate tbe following as the ticket:.
For mayor Henry Carse.
City clerk Robert Eoehler.
City attorney J. L. Haas.
Collector Chas. Fiebig.
Treasurer Q. M. Loouley.
Police magistrate Robert Bennett.
Justices of the Peace David Hawes,
S. F. Cooke.
THE FIRST WARD CAUCUS
organized with . the selection of Martin
Frick as chairman, C. F. Bladel, secre
tary. James D. Warnock was chosen for
alderman and Charles Hodges for com
mitteeman. Delegates to the city-town
hip convention were chosen and in'
tructed to vote for Hugh Warnock for
mayor, as follows: John Bladel, Phil
Miller, Charles Hedges, M. Peterson,
James McCarthy, W. J. Gahagen and
Fred Osterman. ,
In tbe Second ward John Hotter was
nominated for alderman and C. J. W.
Schreiner was made ward committeeman.
Albert Johnson, Willi nm 8uidon, SimoD
KernsYDr. W. A. Paul, O. P. Olson,
Adair Pleasants, Simon Meanor, Ezra
Welcher and W. T. Pratt were chosen
delegates. The following resolution was
Resolved, That it is the sentiment of the
Second ward convention that the deles
gates to the republican city convention
here chosen be and tbey are instructed
to vote for Henry Carse for tbe office
of mayor of Rock Island and use all hon
orabie means to secure his nomination.
Declarations were made in favor of tbe
nomination of Justices 8. F. Cook and
D. Hawes, and police magistrate, Robert
Bennett and Henry F. Lamp for collector.
In the Third ward Boss Wells was
chosen chairman and J. M. Montgomery
secretary. It was decided to postpone
the nomination of alderman to another
meeting to be called by George Perry,
who was chosen as ward committeeman.
Tbe following were elected delegates:
John Treneman, E. G. Fickinscher, J. O.
Freed, George Perry, Steve null, Lee
Gait and William Baker.
William Jackson presided over the
Fourth ward caucus.and Geo. M. Loosley
was secretary. Chas. Hansgen was nom
inated for alderman. George E. Bailey
was selected as committeeman. Dele
gates were elected by ballot as follows:
B F DeGear, Charles Hansgen, C L
Walker, T II Thomas. H C Harris, F J
Kinney, M II McCarthy and B n Mc
Kown. FIFTH WARD.
In the Fifth ward M. M. Sturgeon was
chairman and A. H. McCandless was sec
rotary. B. F. Knox was nominated for
alderman by 48 votes to 18 for Charles
Oswald, 2 for Dr. Plummer aud 1 for A.
O. Dart. D. E. Xof taker was re-elected
committeeman, and the following dele
gates chosen: J. N. Huntoon.B. F. Knox.
Peter Loge, Zed Rains, M. T. Stafford.
Frank Collins. Will Gansert and F. C.
Fred C. Denkmann was elected chair
man of tbe Sixth ward caucus and Will
R. Johnson was secretary. William Mc
Conochie was renominated for alderman,
and the delegates instructed in bis favor
for mayor. F. C- Denkman, Thomas
Dolly, William Kennedy, Andrew Bladel,
Robert Linn, William Edwards and Hans
Hartroan were elected delegates, and E.
M- Wilcox committeeman.
In the Seventh ward H H Holland was
called to the chair, and M E Sweeney
made secretary. W A Giles was nomi
nated for alderman, and H H Holland re
elected committeeman. H H Holland, C
W Foss, W A Giles, Charles Benson.
William Atkinson, William Robb and A
W Williamson were elected dclegates.and
the sense of tbe meeting declared to be
for Dr. J. W. Stewart, for mayor; Robert
Koehler for city clerk. J L Haas for at
torney, Georgo M Loosley for treasurer
and Joshua Hasselquist for collector.
Mothers' should visit the "Why" cloth
log house in Davenport and look at those
beautiful boys' suits, ages from 4 to 13
that they are selling for $1.50 and f 1.93,
actual value $t and $2.50.
Important to Shippers).
Commissioner Reimers, of Davenport,
has provided the Arocs with a copy of
an important circular issued under date
of March 13 by the Western Railway
association and Inspection Bur?au, com
prising all tbe important railway lines in
the west, and setting forth the amend
ments recently enacted to section 10 of
the inter state commerce act.
Tbe amendments in substance provide.
first, that any common carrier or person
acting for such corporation, who by false
billing, classification, weighing, or any
device, shall assist or permit any one to
obtain transportation lor property at less
than the regular rates then established
and in force on such carrier.shall be sub
ject to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or im
prisonment in the penitentiary not ex
ceeding two years, or both, for each of
fense. Second, any officer or agent of
such corporation, or any person for whom
as consignor or consignee such corpora
tion shall transport property, who em
ploys any of the foregoing devices of de
ceit, shall also be guilty of fraud, and
subject to like penalty. Third, if any
such person, or any officer or agent of
such carrier, shall, by payment of money
or other valuable thing, solicitation, or
otherwise, induce any such common car
rier to discriminate unjustly in bis, its or
their favor as against any other consignor
or consignee, be subject, upon convic
tion, to a like penalty, and the company
or person together with the common car
rier shall be jointly liable in action by
any consignor or consignee thus discrim
The purpose of the circular is io ad
vise shippers and tbe agents of tbe rail
ways they shall submit testimony of any
violations of these acts to the interstate
commission, in which action they will
make no discrimination; that is, not in
form tbe commission of one violation and
The "Why." Davenport, can show
over 100 styles in children's suits manu
factured by the famous Lord Fauntleroy
Children's Suit company.
Fred tWrant Weta a 11 am.
Wabhtnoton, March 20. The presi
dent sent the following nominations to
tbe senate today: Frederick D. Grant,
of New York, to be envoy extraordinary
and minister pleuipotentiary of tbe
United States to Austria and Hungary;
John C. New, of Iudiana. to be consul
general at London; Paul Fricke, of Texas,
to be United States marshal for the
western district of Texas.
Do not be humbugged by prices seen
in advertisements that look unreasonable
to the eye, but go t tbe "Why" store in
Davenport, and be convinced that you
can save money by trading there.
State of omo, City of Toledo, (
Lucas County, S. S.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that be
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing buriness in the
city of Toledo, County and State afore,
said, and that said firm will pav the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Cube. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D.. 88. A. W. GLEASGN.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in tern all v
and acts directly upon- the blood and
mucus surfaces of tbe system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO., Toledo, O.
sSTSold by druggists. 75c.
Forty-nine cents will buy the best un
laundried shirt in America at tbe "Why;
reinforced front and back, patent stay,
Wamsutta muslin and linen bosom.
Joblin. March 19
Mr. William Cowley has rented tbe
John Joslin farm of Mr. Kink.
Colonel David has rented F. E.Cromp
ton's bouse and barn, with a small plat
Mr. and Mrs. Gilpin have moved upon
a farm near Corlova, owned by Mr. Gil
pin's grandfather. Mr. Dunbar presented
bis daughter with household furniture
and the pick oul of eight cows.
Mr. Richard Clark has rented and
moved upon the Lipple farm.
Prof. Harper, of Port Byron, must
have some rapid method of putting on
the finishing touches to a person's educa
tion. Mr. Sylvester and Lyman Daily,
who moved their families to Port Byroa
two years ago, ith that object in view,
have moved bad: again upon their farms.
Yesterday we met in the Joslin depot
Mr. Reed, who mill be ninety-nine years
of age on the 2d day of June. next. Mrs.
Reed, he said, would be ninety-three next
April. Tbey livn by themselves and Mr.
Reed is able to chop and saw his own
Mr. McCulloujh's statements at the
farmers' institute, showing what can be
raised upon an eighty-acre farm, has
caused considerable comment and has
caused many to exclaim: "Who wouldn't
be a farmer?" Tho most laughable part of
it seems to be the quantity of potatoes,
onions, celery, eic, that can be raised
and the prices tht.t are guaranteed. Sup
posing one-balf tie quantity of potatoes
and onions, as slated, were raided upon
each eighty acres of land in the United
States, what prices could we expect for
them? Would not a great portion of the
crop be apt to ret upon the ground for
tbe want of a market? Then again,
nothing is said w lat would be tbe cost of
fertilizers and the labor which would be
necessary to bring land up to such a
state of cultivation and production.
One of our leading republicans says,
"the fact that tbe Voice has not prose
cuted Quay, Dudley and Clarkson is
sufficient evidence to him that it is a
trumped up charge which cannot be
proven against them." This sweet trio
had any amount of money during the
campaign and tboisands of dollars left
over. Why then don't they prosecute
the Voice for slanlerT
Corn in some portions of Iowa and
Nebraska is only vorth fifteen cents per
bushel. If it was not for our wonderful
protective policy there Is no telling how
low the price would be I
We are told that we have now fifteen
millionaires in tbe United States senate.
Will they be apt to work for their own
interests, or tbe icteresis of tbe poor
If President Rairison has not a pretty
strong stomach he couldn't swallow
Clarkson for a cabinet position. No
man can stand more than a certain
amount of crow.
I suppose worse men could bave been
found if you only knew just where to
have put your hands upon them, than
Mr. Harrison has Helected for his ad
visors, but after all does not tbe selec
tion smack too strongly of a solid north?
Tbe president, vice president and six of
the cabinet officers are from the north.
Does not this make the republican party!
eAnfrlAMnl .. . T . . 1 ' V
KbUUUKI pal IV I L'lWB 11UI IU1B go
to say that there am no suitable men io
the south and tbe rapidly growing west
suitable for cabinet positions.
statistics tell us that during the thir
teen years from 1674 to 1888. 73,000
Hungarians, 170,00) Italians and 31.000
Poles came to the United States. Will
some protectionist please rise and explain
how the admission of this foreign ele
ment, duty free, protected the laboring
class of this oountry.
JProf. Myers, of .Coe, who gave a lec
ture on Sunday evening last at Joslin.
and was to have given a series ef eighteen
lectures on psychology, phrenology and
aH the other important ologies, failed to
draw an audience, partly on account of
tbe roads and partly tecause Mrs. Dr.
Andrews had takec all the gilt off the
gingeroreaa in tbat lioe.
It is reported tht.t Mr. Tim Buckley
has left all bis property to bis widow, who
is either his second or third wife, and
nothing to hi; children, which bas caused
quite a bitter feeling, his children saying
tney neipea to make the property.
If a 47 per -cent tariff-war policy is
what is needed to land us in the haven of
prosperty and happiness, why does busi
ness languish so s nee the election of
Harrison? Has not llirrison been elected
a sufficient length of time to be giving
confidence to our manufacturers, so that
common laboring mtn can obtain $2 per
day and plenty of rotst beef, which was
promised them? Tbe facts are, that the
new republican administration has not
helped things so far. It is claimed on all
bands tbat the high tariff policy of this
country is sending the country to the
dogs. Every year tke millionaires have
more and poor people bave less. It is
claimed likewise tht.t the mortgage in
debtedness of thewtst is constantly in
creasing, and the abi ity to pay is as con
stantly diminishing, t.nd unless there is a
change before long, 1 be largest financial
crisis ever known in history in near at
hand. Mijltum in Parvo.
Edoinoton. March 18.
Jas. Baker Is seriouily ill with tvohoid
Our school commences on Anril 1. Mi: a
Lina Kane, teacher.
Fred Titterington lias gone to house
keeping on the practises lately vacated
Dy J . At. Davis.
Dr. Boughton is erecting an addition
to bis drug store, and is going to add a
stock of dry goods and notions.
Wm. Wenks is neriously ill with
mumps. Dr. 8cott h attending him and
says he will pull through all right.
Mr. Tarpy will become a city resident
this week, occupying tbe house to be va
cated by J. M. Ricbarison, who got ru
ralistic ideas this spring, snd is going
into tbe country.
Ferdinand Davis' be use was consumed
this morning by fire originating in an
outhouse about thirty feet east, from
which direction a heavy wind was blow
ing. Furniture all saved.
Mr. U. P. Stoddard's dance ot Friday
evening laBt, was as usual, a most en
joyable and pleasant affair, there being a
crowd of about 160 persons. The next
dance is given out for May 17, and is
calculated to be the best of the season,
Bleuer's entire band teing engaged to
furnish music which it to be paid for by
a subscription by the Udy patrons. The
subscribers are: Missed G. Eckhart, L.
Titterington, Kate Dougherty, Lizzie
Dougherty. Lina Kane, Bertha Eck
hart, Mary Vanatta. Ida Robbins,
Susie Fuhr, H McGreer. Dessie Spencer.
Minnie Bigler, Mary ftbahan, Mrs W J
Mosber, Mrs D Richardson, Mrs J Rich
ardson, Mrs W Wenks and Mrs T Bopea.
Mr. Stoddard was taken by surprise when
the amount of the subscription was
placed in his bands and the dance was
announced, and is desirous of returning
thanks to past patrois and especially
those who have joined with him in trying
to maae tne next dance a success.
One must forge the i-on while it is bot
If you are suffering with a pain in your
dbck, ao not wait, 'twill be useless suf
fering until the pain wears off, before you
apply Warner's Log Cabin Plasters. 25
cents. Try it Best hi the world.
A horse swap was successfully accom
plished at Braidentowa. Fla., by the
payment or 29 cents as "dicker.
THE BOOK TMTJ&FD AHCTTB, WEDNESDAY MARCH f20, I8B9.
WOMAN AND HOME.
THE ALL IMPORTANT QUESTION OF
Information and Sng-gestlona for ttaa Guar
dian of Rome Mary Stuart'a Tolleta.
The Progreae Made by Women Talks to
and About the Young;.
The infant of a few months old who will
resign himself after a bard fight to going to
sleep in his cradle, instead of being rocked off
to dream land in his mother's or nurse's arms,
has already learned tbe necessity of yielding
to a stronger power than his own. As he
becomes older tho habit of obedience should
grow upon him, and if he is properly man
aged there need be very little antagonism
between him and his parents.
One must not expect impossibilities. All
the world cried out against tbe English
clergyman who whipped his sixteen months
old boy black and blue because he would not
stop crying; yet there are some parents who
seem to make almost as unreasonable de
mands upon their little ones. Tbe writer has
been told, in all good faith, of a baby who
was much improved by being whipped for
crying whon be was only two months old I
An ordinary child may be taught to obey
by the time he is a year old. That is, he ny
by then learn to go through various little
tricks at the word of command, to relinquish
anything he holds, and sometimes to stop
crying. . A child's apparent disobedience often
arises from inattention or lack of comprehen
sion. His thoughts are wandering, and his
mental processes are not yet sufficiently rapid
for him to bring himself instantly en rapport
with the person who issues an order. If his
slow ijess, instead of being met with patience,
is sharply rebuked, the little one becomes
frightened and loses all idea of what is ex
pected of him. This was probably tbe case
in the instance cited above, when the sixteen
niontRs old boy was so inhumanly punished.
Tho firm, gentle repetition of a command
will often insure obedience where harshness
would utterly fail.
But where kindness does not succeed, and
where it is thoroughly evident the child
grasps the meaning of the order, more severe
measures must be resorted to. What these
are to be must be determined for each parent
by herself. On the subject of the corporal
puuLshiuent of children there is a great deal
of rose water sentimental isra In vogue just at
present. Tbe apostles of this new dispensa
tion urge the ruling of children by love alone,
aud declaim against harsh measures of any
kind. One is forced to the conclusion that
their ranks are chiefly recruited from the
body of spinsters and childless wives.
While all true hearted, loving mothers
must deplore the necessity of bodily punish
ment for children, yet the most judicious of
them can hardly fail to recognise that it is a
necessity. Alloged tender hcartedness in this
respect is often only a euphonious term for
self bidulgenco aud laziness. It is far easier
for the mother to condone insubordination
and pass over a fault than to exact obedience
and administer correction.
With some childreu a whipping has a mar
velously good effect. With others it is highly
deleterious. Tho mother must learn the tem
peraments of her flock while they are yet
babies, and regulate her control of them in
accordance with the conclusions she deduces
from their dispositions. The mother is spoken
of here as the governing power rather than
the father, because the children are more
constantly thrown with her. Moreover, only
in very rare instances should tbe task of In
flicting corporal punishment be intrusted to
the father. With no thought of injuring tha
child, be seldom has the least idea of the
weight of bis hand, and may do the child
Bow to rreaervo Carpets.
A carpet that has been cared for properly,
although only of an ordinary kind, will out
last oue of a superior grade that has been
neglected. Therefore it is very important
that the carpet be carefully treated. The
sweeping of a carpot requires, to be sure,
some strength, but generally housewives give
too much strength to this work, more than is
ever needed. It is very foolish to dig with
the broom so hard that it seems as though
you were trying to get at the floor beneath,
yet that is the way many women sweep, some
of thorn even working the carpet from the
aides of the room in spots. As the dust on a
carpot is always on tho surface, a light, swift
stroke of tuc broom is all that isueedod to
dislodge it, for whatever dust has worked
through tbo carpot uo broom can remove, but
it must aw..it the taking up of the carpet.
Before beginning to swoop, with a small corn
broom brush out thoroughly the sides aud
corners of the room, and if there is a stove In
tho room, brush under the oilcloth or einc.
Dampeuod corn meal is excellent for bright
ening tbe colors and laying the dust, taking
cure that tho coarsest meal is used for this
purpose, and not the granulated, us tho latter
ought never to be used. When spreading the
meal do not allow any to fall at the sides of
carpet near the wall or in the corners, for it
is almost impossible to remove it wholly from
those places, and moths revol in it. Some
women use dampened tea leaves with good
results when swoeping, but we never bad
much success with them, and prefer tho corn
meal. Salt' is a wonderful Lrlghtener of
colors, but is not a success in keeping down
the dust. Snow Is one of the best things we
know for laying the dust, but it is not ad
visable to use it in a very warm room, for if
it Is allowed to melt ere sweeping off it is apt
to leave 'a tiny pool of water, which, doing
no harm of itself, might, whon mixed with
the dust, leave a muddy spot on tbe carpet
wnicn would do aoucuit to remove. Boston
The Difference Jn Festtbers.
Considerable misunderstanding often re
sults from housekeepers failing to compre
hend that a feather with almost no stem,
almost as light therefor as down, will weigh
so much less in the same bulk, that half the
quantity of feathers by weight are required
as for a heavier feather. A pillow that
weighs more than two and a half pounds to
a tick, twenty-two by twenty-eight inches in
size, is too heavy to be economical. It Is
true that such light feathers will cost $120 a
pound, but it will require five pounds of
seventy-five cent feathers to fill the same
tick, and the pillow of expensive feathers
will cost only (3, while the pillow of cheaper
feathers will cost $3.75. A pillow of camel's
hair wool and one of down are delightful ad
ditions to tho lounge where it is difficult to
get enough pillows. Here, usually, a small
pillow filled with balsam fir is placed. Per
sons who suffer from headaches and rush of
blood to tho head and infant children should
use a hair pillow to sleep upon. Good House
keeping. For tbe Sitting Room.
Here the family gather, and here is formed
and cultured that taste and refinement which
keeps its influence through life. An eminent
divine says: 'A pretty, well ordered home
preaches its own sermon and wields a mots
powerful influence than either sword or
Begin with the walls. If you fresco them.
let the tint be a warm pink, a soft gray or a
delicate blue. If paper is used, do not have
a glaring design that immediately upon en
trance strikes the eye with an unpleasant sen
sation. The paper .or the fresco should be the
background of the whole picture your room.
It the carpot be rich and warm and britrht
J do not mean loud in its tones and tints, but
with color enough suggested to make one feel
that it is May instead of December.
In window draperies, soft, silken curtains
are tne prettiest: and under these, if desired.
a half curtain of lace or fine lawn, hung on a
brass rod, may be used. This will let your
light in from the top, and is all the fashion at
the preaent time.
It does not detract from the appearance or
comfort of the sitting room to have two or
three tables in It The one in the center of
the room should be a double table. That is.
it should have a lower part for books. A
cover of billiard cloth or nlush with painted
border, or sprays of flowers in the corners
would be tasteful and elegant.
Taste and means must suggest the chairs,
ofas, etc. Rattan furniture is light, cvm-
fortable And pretty. Bolls of figured silk or
"head rests" add to the comfort and beauty
of the chairs, or tidies of fins Swiss, hand
painted and edged with lace, may be used.
Mrs. Herrick tells of a young mother who
said of her first baby, a little girl: "Baby's
father insists she shall taste everything he
has on his plata. She is a year old now, but
has liked potatoes and gravy ever since she
was six months old; is so fond of cake and
preserves, and of nearly every sort of vege
table. I did protest when her father began
feeding her pickles and cucumbers and cab
bage with vinegar on them, but she seemed
to like them and I can't see that it does her
a bit of harm. Don't you think it a good
plan to accustom babies to eat everythingf
Then their digestions will get used to all
sorts of food."
The baby was even then of a pasty com
plexion, but had plenty of flesh, though it
was flabby nnd lacked the firmness the flesh
of a healthy child should havo. By tbe time
this little ono was sixteen she was a con
firmed dyspeptic, with a skin the color of
dirty dough, decayed teeth nnd intolerable
broath; and the parents, who lamented then
daughter's ill health, utterly failed to con
nect cause and effect, saying: "She used to
be such a healthy baby; she could eat any
thing." A regular, simple diet is of paramount im
portance iu keeping a child well. Next after
that comes rogular outdoor exercise and
early hours. Ho wonder babios are cross
and fretful when they are kept up nights till
10 or 1 1 o'clock, and ahnormally excited by
lights aud unusual surrounding's. Let them
have their frolics in tho daytime, but put
them to bed in tho twilight hour.
No pains should l6 sparod to detect the first
apjieaianco of indisposition; the work of
chocking au incipient dlsoaso is simpler than
that of arresting it after it is under way.
Often everything depends on controlling a
disease in its earliest stages. The baby has
little reserve power, ami, though the recu
perative ability of children bos become a
byword, it is unsafe to tax it too severely.
These are very sensible ideas, and mothers
and babios will be the letter for putting
them into practice. Michigan Farmer.
roeke;t less Woman. '
.Why don't women have pockets? They
carry their purses in their hands and their
handkerchiefs in their bodices, and they carry
a little bag about as big as a pint cup on
their arms, the exact use of which has never
been donned. There is a liberal wholesale
ness about the way a man provides in the
construction of his dress for his own wants
that is actually refreshing iu comparison
with the way women inconvenience them
selves. A wan has plenty of pockets. He
can carry keys. A woman is always wonder
ing where she left or bid hers. When the exi
gencies of the weather cause him to have re
course to his "wipe" he puts his band into
his breast pocket and hauls out a liberal
square of cambric. A woman under like cir
cumstauces just suiffs and continues to sniff.
When a man sits down in a street-car he
waits till tbo genie of the boil punch and regis
stor stand in front of him, tln-n bo puts bis
thum and forefinger in a tiny pocket in his
overcoat and hauls out his ticket. The wo
man begins to got her chaugo roaily when the
conductor w M tho other end of the car. She
pulls her bat off her nrtn, draws it open,
takes out her purse, pulls o(T her silk mitten,
ons her purso, unclusis au inner compart
ment, takes a o:;t nickel, -puts it between her
lips faugh! snaps tho compartment, shuts
tho purse, opens her bap, and puts away the
purse, and pulls on tho mitten again. And
this is a fair sample of the way womeu ham
per themselves in all the little things and life
is made up of them and then complain of
tho disadvantages of sex. There is nothing
on earth to prevent any individual woman
from enjoying innumerable iocketa, loose
sloeves, bifurcated underskirts, short hair,
etc., and all the other modern feminine im
etc. , and all the other feminine improvements
Tbe Wraln of Salt.
A lady finding a beggar-boy at her
door gave him a meal of coffee, meat, and
bread and butter, which be sat down in
the area to eat. A moment afterward,
however, be rapped beseechingly at the
door again, and on its being opened re
marked with his hand upoa his heart,
"If I bad but a little salt I should be per
Of course he got tbe salt.
Human nature is always lacking some
thing. Oftentimes it were better off
without its wishes, yet it is tiniversslly
conceded that no permanent enjoyment
can be had without the savor of health,
which keeps good cheer fresh snd pre
serves and sweetens life for tbe future.
The great, ruddy farmer pines because
he has not won fame or position. Tbe
famous man longs for tbe lusty health of
tbe sturdy farmer.
The grain of salt is wanting.
How to secure and retain the savor of
health in the midst of this rushing, ner
vous, over-worked generation is a prob
lem worthy of our closest attention. It
cannot be done with stimulants, which
but spur on tbe overworked nerves to
fresh efforts, only to leave them more
jaded and shattered. Nor with nar
cotics, which temporarily soothe, but to
create an unnatural appetite, the terrors
of which a De Quincy has so graphically
It may be asked, what is the cause of
this extreme nervousness, lack of appe
tite, lung trouble, deficient heart action,
failiDg eyesight, apopletical tendency,
etc. We reply, poisoned blood, caused
by diseased kidneys, and tbe troubles in
dicated are, after all, but symptoms of
advanced kidney disease, which is but
another name for Bright's disease. Un
less remedied there will be a complete
breaking down of the great blood puri
fying organs, tbe kidneys, and they will
be excreted, piece-meal, through the
Now, in tbe spring of tbe year, owing
to the extra work which has been put up
on the kidneys and liver, through a meat
diet during tbe winter months, these
symptoms are more pronounced, and the
danger to the patient correspondingly
increased. It is therefore imperative
that tbe poisoned blood be eradicated,
and that the kidneys be put in complete
health, which can be speedily and effect
ually accomplished by the use of War
ner's Safe Cure, a tried .and proved
specific in hundreds of thousands of
Pursuing the path we have marked out
you will possess the salt of content, with
out which life's banquet is"flat, stale and
A very lovely woman was talking poli
tics recently in rans. ana among her au
ditors was a member of tbe academy.
"Am I not right, my dear sir?" "Ah,"
said tbe non-committal academician, "I
cannot look at you and listen to you at
the same time."
In the pursuit of the gooa things of
'his world we anticipate too much; we
eat out tbe heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. Tbe results obtained from the use
or UT. Jones Ked Clover Tonic far excAnd
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for asrne and
malarial diseases. Price, 50 cents, of
A large meteor fell on a farm in the
town of Highlands, N. Y.. on the 7th
Inst. It as very brilliant in color, being
yenow, ungea wun green . it broke Into
a thousand small pieces. The snow
covering about an acre was perforated as
wttb gravel .
lews &tont Tewa.
It is the current report about town that
Kemp's Balsam for tbe throat and lungs
is making some remarkable cures with
people who are troubled with cougbs.sore
inroat, asthma, bronchitis and consump
tion. Any druggist will give you a trial
DOUle free of cost. It is guaranteed to
relieve and cure. The large bottles are
oue and f l. f
THE LITTLE BUSY BEE.
Joho Aiiiinall Talks in Very Familiar
Way About Him.
John Asp In wall, of Barrytown, N. Y., de
livered a locture at the Cooper Institute on
the little busy bee, its anatomy and physi
ology, and illustrated bis remarks by stere
opticon. views, showing the insect and its
workings in all their details.
While in its physical make up the bee is In
many respects the opposite of man in his hab
its and tricks, he very much resembles the
lord of creation, and were bees to be trans
formed into men some would undoubtedly go
into the police force or in the board of alder
men, while there would be not a few successors
to Jake Sharp and to the inexperienced young
toughs who got clubbed by the police and are
then sent up to the penitentiary for dishon
esty and general "sass." The occupations of
walking delegate and dude mashers are also
found in apiarian society.
The little b&, that is, the worker, is a
horny skinned child of toil He is incased in
rings and shields of smooth horn to shield
him against attacks of his own species, and
he toils as long as there is light. lie has not
got backbone like a man or a mule, but in
stead bs has a little sting that serves his pur
pose just as well, and thus manages to main
tain his rights, between his tongue and
sting there is a complicated mechanism tbat
is of great use to the farmer and to nature.
Aside from the honey that he distills, and
which is worth thousands of dollars annually
to the farmer and to commerce, his habit of
poking bis head into flowers and covering it
with pollen, which fie brushes off in other
flowers, renders him a benefactor to nature
in fertilizing Dowers. Before tbe advent of
the bee in Australia it was impossible to get
any seeds of red clover there. Of course, his
process of making honey might not suit the
most fastidious taste, for honey is partially
digested cane sugnr, made so by the aid of
bee saliva, but as the bee is a perfectly clean
little animal that revels in nectar all day
long, these little irregularities must be over
looked. Besides, be uses a different mouth
for the honor.
The bee is a good flyer, but as bis wings are
smaller in proportion to his body than are
those of the eagle to the king of birds, he
has to flap them more frequently, so he flajis
away at the rnte of 446 flaps to the minute.
He has no lungs, but a system of tiny air
tubes extend through all parts of the body,
and these he packs with air when be wonts
to fly. Neither bas he a heart, but a dorsal
vessel that pumps ths blood to the head.
The head, as magnified on the screen, is not a
beautiful object, and as it is not the center of
the nervous system ho would not miss it very
much if cut off if it were not for the eyes,
two of which have 4,000 lenses each to see the
honey flowers afar off, and two others to
assist in doing the mioroscopal work in tbe
Tbe entrances to the hive are very care
fully guarded by sentinels, and every bee on
arriving at the door is challenged by them
with their antonum. If be can give the
countersign he is admitted into t-Uo sanctuary,
but If be cannot ho is in danger, for bees are
very norvous insects, and draw stings on tbe
slightest provocation. The applicant must
be a thief, and old thieves are detected by ex
perienced sentiuuls. hut the form of challeng
ing must tie gone through first.
The old thief liee is fat and sleek and shin
ing and very suave. If caught by sentinels,
be will at once try to make a deal and offer
the policemen some sugar, and while tbey are
eating it he either slips in and fills up at the
cells or he retreats and tries another hive. If
the sentinels are incorruptible, the thief humps
himself, draws his homy shields tight around
him so that the stings of the policemen may
not penetrate and runs. A young thief
stands up to fight and gets clubbed. He
learns by experience.
The queen bee has not got such a very easy
time. She has plonty to eat and eats it, and
flies very little; but as she has to lay all the
eggs of tbe colony, and often lays more than
her weight of eggs in one day, the bees be
grudge her nothing, but let ber have her own
The drone is the dude and walking delegate
of the hive. Ho is not very numerous, how
ever. He is fnt and spends his time eating
honey, flirting with the girls and the queen,
then takes a qniet nap in the sun. When his
charms no longer plcisfi he is driven out, and
if he cannot got a berth iu another hive he
starves. The little worker, however, accord
ing to the lecturer, does not faro much better.
She lives for about six weeks, when she be
comes feeble, ber wings get torn and fringed,
and she lies down to dio in the field, refusing
to return to the hive and become a burden
on the colony. New York Times.
Remove the Taga.
A man who pntroni2es a ready made cloth
ing store far his clothes cannot be too careful
about removing the numerous tags which
adorn the stock piled on the counters. This
warning is not given without reason. It is
suggested by the experiem-c of one James
llitchcock, who underwent a fearful ordeal
in this direction. lie tells it on himself, too.
Years ago. when rrofessor Martiuo ran the
hotel at Riverside and was attempting to re
vive its popularity by hypodermic injections
of Saturday night hops, Mr. Hitchcock was
invited to participate in one of these social
revels. ITls wardrobe was complete with the
exception of a white vest then en regie.
Well, be went to a retail bouxeand purchased
the desired white waistcoat. lie took it homo
and plucked off all the various tags that is,
he thought he did. Ho attended the party
with his wife, aud all went well until he
mingled in tho excitement of the lancers.
Then he threw open his Prince Albert and
lent himself to the abandon of the dance.
While be was parading alwut at the direction
of the caller ho noticed that several people in
the set began to snicker, but lie paid no at
tention to the murrimetit. When tlie caller
Anally cried: "AU wulu seat!"" be disposed
of his partner and his wife grubbed Lun at
once. Klio took bira asido and pointed out
the cause of tbo merriment in his set. It was
sewed on to the vest just aluift tbe watch
pocket. It was of brilliant pink oardboard,
and it read: "Short and fat; 4J inches." Mr.
Hitchcock aud the retail clothing salesman
who sold bim tbe white vest have never since
spoken as they have passed by. Chicago
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