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THE ARGUS, WEDXESI3AV, DECEMBER 9, 1S91.
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' - ..w.Tid lT,a. Rock Isnd.
By way of
Tbe starting point.
This is only an advertisement, and you. have often said you are too busy to read the advertisements. But this is one which will put
morey into your pocket, (isn't a dollar saved, a dollar earned?) and pretty and useful presents into your homes if you make a note as
Mr. Bowlby says in his advertisement of -these suggestions.
Of course you mean to buy some Christmas presents this year.
A smoking set,
A study lamp.
An oatmeal bowl and plate,
A mustache cup,
A china cuspidor,
An ash receiver,
A vase, for his room,
A carving set,
An A. I), coffee, for her collec
A tea cup, for her collection,
A five o'clock tea,
A set of orange knives,
A-pretty little dressing lamp,
A set of silver nut picks.
A bon bon, china, '
! A chamber set, t
j A parlor lamp,
A tea set, 56 pieces,
A dinner set, f
j A banquet lamp,
' f j Silver knives and forks,
Yi () j Berry set, china or glass,
j Silver baking dish,
; A piano lamp.
A china spoon tray,
A cake plate,
A chop dish,
B. and B. plates,
i From 4.SS np,
Tea pots, k
Tea pot tiles.
Cups and saucers, X
A dozen tumblers.
Some srt oI one, 15c enrh.
it From $S.i."i np.
t From ;.."0 up.
Real shells for scalloping,
Cut glass bowls,
Cut olive dishes.
China of all kinds.
Really the list is already too
long. Will vou not call and see
ho.v the stock looks?
Don't think because we have a really good showing in handsome goods, that everything is expensive. I sell some of my burnt clay for
its v.-eight in silver; but I have just as many lamps at 16 cents for instance, as any body wants, and cups and saucers at three cents each.
Pretty things are not all dear, and we want to sell moss rose cups and saucers at 15 cents, just as much as we do others ata higher price.
LOOSLEY, Crockery, China and Glassware.
. . )he Nolaieat Street on Earth.
, ix)klyD claims tbe distinction of poa
fwtiiiK the noisiest street on earth. Com
pared with the roar of trajtc which one
hrai when standing near tbe postoflice in
N.',Yirk, bet ween Broadway and Park
rw, the noisiest streets in any of tbe Eu
ropean capitals seem almost like the soli
tude of a lodge in some vast wilderness.
A Brooklyn friend tellB me that Fulton
tret-t., in that town hii rpasses in point of
noise any street in New York or any other
H'r iihthe world.
street business houses, he claims,
actually suffer on account of this noise,
the like of which may not be enconntered
tUewhere on earth.
MIBIt Brooklyn ladies come to New York
tu do 1 heir shopping because of the almost
mMtily din which is never ceasinif on
Fulton street, where nearly all the Brook
lyn ion-s are located. This seems partic
ilarly strange when it is remembered that
Bpmklyn Is known the world over as a
The reason that Fulton street is such a
noisy thoroughfare is due to the fact that
it i narrow as compared with Broadway,
tne elevated railroad is low in most places,
the surf-ice of the street is crowded wit h
1 <r:lrst aud being the priucipal busi
ness .treet of the city, it has to carry more
than the average amount of traffic. As an
rtrrj of trade" it is a success, but as a
quiet i,Uid fr a stroll it cannot be recom
mended. jAt times it is impossible to carry on con
.ersatinn on the street, and this difficulty
itd t men a few days ago to appear there
' wtkwithanrar trumpet, and with these
.-. y!?J'l)tnpliu:ently walked up Fnlton street
...from the city hall, carrying on an anima
''W'tlisciission by means of them. New
' ,rrk letter.
J What to Read.
Keur'l the K'xxl old looks that have lived
wl beld t heir own by the vitality of mat
J''"1 style t hat makes them standards.
Don't read a lot of new hooks about the
Bible; read the Bible, and then you will
"iiderMaud what you may afterward read
O'fmt the Bible. Bead Shakespeare, not
tyn'.t'iversies ,,n Shakespeare; read Scott
IJfi. Thackeray and Dickens and George
fciwt. u U(lt content with a short hls-
l:'5 r literature that tells you their best
wwV, and makes a few disconnected ex
!Ct' tL'"s yu tbeir standing, and
,, should think of them.
...and intelligently aad with interest, and
T 'x'ok you read will guide you to the
Jf that is good for you personally, tar
. jtfer than a strange mentor can do, who
Wlihi fuu f theories and prejudices, or
iru.ips iniH gotten up a course of study
"lt boiler" and has no real love of b
"""jeot. -Literary News.
Cakes Made of Seaweed,
'buliansof the northwest coast subsist
Je'.v upon cakes of seaweed prepared by
C. ",'"K and drying in the sun. They also
f" is same sort of seaweed very fine and
mu it with the grease of the candle fish.
u 7 ' composing a repulsive oily mass
ef 1 ther relish ftreatly. Seaweed cakes
z! " sort described are also made h t.hm
v h na snippea in eonsiaeranie quaB
m China. Washington Star.
H.ld without and Within.
queer advertisement appeared i . '
paper yesterday, which bejr.i.
One Han's Wardrobe.
The person effect of young Mr. Ben
son, tbe so called Ji.bilee I'lunirrr, were
sold at auction, am. an Jima.inj lot of
tuff it was, too. Yonnft Renzon luis bei-n
going down bill at a pretty rapid rate; the
tailors and tradespeople did not discover
bis evasive characti ris! its until he had
mulcted theru of pof lis in a considerable
sum. As you possibly recall, he ot into
serious difficulty nt Nice by forging tbe
name of a friend md drawing money
Benzon's effects were auctioned off in an
old Bond street salesroom. Among tliem
was every variety of apparel from a dress
suit down to silk socks. There were morn
ing coats, pique am colored shirts, um
brellas, walking sticks, neckties, hosiery,
scarfpins, cord breeches, waistcoats, satin
jockey caps, traveling bags, watches, cigar
holders, cigarette cases, hat boxes, pin
cushions, watch charms, spurs, flannel
trousers, crimson hi nt ing coats, gold pen
cils, silk suspender , silk hand kerchiefs,
an antique .vord. smelling lifittles, gloves
galore, etc.. etc.
Why, old Brunmn'l himself might have
envied the collection of finery. In one
batch alone there weretio pique waistcoats,
139 collars, 2-t silk c-avats and 20 colored
ties.' There was not hing small aUmt Ben
son's way of doing business. When the
Jubilee Plunger ei tered a tailor's or a
haberdashery he took everything for which
he could get credit. The swath he cut was
a wide one, if it was not long. It is said
that in one afternoon alone, at the time he
was at perihelion, F.enzon purchased cloth
ing amounting in the aggregate to $a,0(M).
He used to lxiast thut he would not wear
the same suit of c othes twice. What a
dash this delectable creature would have
cut in Gothaml Ei gene Field in Chicago
A Ba rial In a Strange I'ert.
Quiet and still se-ms everything on our
ship, for an awful presence has come on
board during the night and has taken
shape there, under the drooping canopy of
flags amidships in t he coffined form of the
A-a-ll hands burythedead!" tbe solemn
call of the boatswai a sounds through t he
ship. Quietly and in respectful silence the
crew assembles, the officers grouped to star
board, and, as the chaplain reads the sim
ple service, rough laces soften and heads
are bowed in reverential awe.
The bearers life the coffin, the marine
guard present arms and the body is gently
lowered over the side into the cutter lying
there to receive it, while officers and crew
take their places it the boats, and a little
procession captain's pennant, ship's and
boats' colors at half mast starts for the
land, there to lay the poor fellow to rest in
a little white walled inclosure on a bight
on the harbor side, and where, gone before
him long years ago, many a gallant sailor
English and American lies, awaiting
the last call for "All hands."
Quietly and gent y the dead man is low
ered into his last berth; with spout of
flame and circling cloud of smoke the ri
fles render martial honor, and then in the
sad, sweet music of "taps" the bugle
sounds tbe sailor-soldier's last good night.
B. F. Zogbaum in Scribner's,
Some estimates of the wonderful value
of the fishing int ustry of Great Britain
can be gained fron the statement that the
total catch of fish on the coasts of England
and Wales in 1890 was 305,000 tons, exclu
sive of shellfish.
A story of Jay .otill.
That reminds me of u story of Jay GoutJ
which I have never seen in print. It re
lates to the purchase of the Missouri Pa
citic railroad, which Jay Could bought of
Garrison. The road was paying good divi
dends, and Garrison was not at all anxious
to sell. Jay Gould asked him what he
would take for the propertv, and his reply
was. "Two and one-half million dollars.'"
"That is too much." replied Gould, "and
I can't give it. '
''Well." returned Garrison, "you don't
need to take it if you don't want to, but I
will tell you that the price will be ?3,o6o.hnff
to-morrow." Gould laughed and walked
The next day he called again and offered
to give the 6-J,5si,0tX for the road. "You
can't have it," replied Garryon. 'The
road is now worth J3.(KKt,(K.. ' "I won't
give it," sai 1 Gould. "1 urn not ;ixiou3
to sell," replied Garrison, "ami I don't care
whether you take it. or not, but by noon
to-morrow the nice will be f:5,.vio,(XIO."
The result was thai- Gould waited over un
til the next day, and act ually paid &V00,OnO
forthe road. Frank G. Carpenter's lietter.
r.:iy on .linn.
Man is a wonderful animal. H.5
fyes. ears and uiouth. His .-ear?
mostly for catching cold in and ha .
the earache. The nose is to get sn:
with. A man's body is split half v
np and be walks on the split end.
New York Press.
Herr Krupp's colony of work people
near Essen has grown iti fourteen years
from a population of 9,000 to 30,000. The
firm have presented the inhabitants with
a large plot of ground and the bricks re
quired to build a town hall and a sscond
church and vicarage, the colony having
quite exceeded the original accommodation.
An Aristocratic Cat.
Prince Laddie is a wonderful cat. He is
the property of Miss Corson, the author-,
ess, but has leen loaned by her to Mrs. .
Holx-rt I.. Stuart, the wife of a ten times
millionaire, at whose magnificent resi
dence, nt Sixty-eighth street and Fifth av-,
pnue, Prince Isddie is now an-. honored
guest. Laddie weighs twenty-four pounds,
and is as big as a good sized dog. . He
Bleeps in Mr. Stuart's handsome picture,
gallery, and is said to be-quite a connois
seur. Nothing is too good for him, and
champagne find truillcs are his st eady diet.
Iiddie's mother and father tire Chicago .
people, and belong to Hev. Mrs. Clinton
Iiocke, president of the Ladies' Fortnight
ly club, of that city.
Miss Corson is al.-o the owner of Vashti,
once the property of Mary Booth,. the au
thoress, and so christened by the latter
because, like the Yaslit i of old, "she would
not come when she was called." New
Religion ami Husiness in Palestine.
Religious activity, George August usSala
writes, has very much increased in Pales
tine, but not always along the proper line.
For centuries the Greeks and latins have
struggled for the possession of the holy
places, but in the last ten years the strug
gle seems to have been pursued with un
scrupulousness and vulgarity.
It would le impossible to describe the
impudence of the operators, their defiance
of history, common sense, etc. Where one
church has secured the traditional site, for
wliich both have been competing, the
other immediately transfers the tradition
to a neighboring spot, and legins his
buiiding very soon after that of his rival.
.The hostile sanctuaries are often as near
and as aggressive as the rival Imothsin a
village fair. The spectacle which for cen
turies has uisgr.-iced t he Christian name in
the Grotto of Bet hle'ncm. the separate de
nominatioual chapel:; of the nativity, is
now repeated in t he fa';e of the sun on the
scene of our Iord's agony.
The Franciscans walled in their Geth
semane some years ago: !nt now above it,
separated only by a narrow lane, rises a
new, garish, ghastly pile of white stone
walls and pinnacles culled "the Greek
Gethsemane." If this -sort of thing goes
on it will fa-st become improbable to realize
that t here ever was a garden or an olive on
t he mount.
Plants with Poisonous OJor.
There are few flowers whose perfume is
actually deadly. The (lowers of the kali
mujah, or deal h plant, found in the islands
'f .,ava and Sumatra, en-it, a icrfume so
powerful as to overcome, if inhaled for any
length of time, a full grown man aud kill
ing all forms of insect life approaching it.
This perfume resembles chloroform in
effect, producing insensibility and convuls
ing I lie muscles of the face, especially
those al".ut t he inoui li aud eyes. All in
sects and birds seem instinctively to avoid
the plant, but when accidentally approach
ing it they have lesen seen to drop to the
. earth, eveu when as far off as three feet.
Lintueus mentions a case' iu which tbe
odor of the ro.-e bay proved fatal, and there
is a flower known to the Persians as ker
aerch, the perfume of which they believe
will kill a man if he inhales it after a hot
south wind has passed over its blossoms.
Many other plants, though not having
deadly perfumes, nevertheless give forth
odors which are decidedly hurtful. The
pecdaria foetida excites fever and head
aches in those inhaling it. One of the
magnolias emits an odor which produce
in many persons nausea and sickness, and
the poivm sumach and poison logwood are
apt to lead to similarly unpleasant effects.
John Montgomery, a farmer of Oconee'
county, Gii., is the owner of a straw h
that. he hus woru for tweuty-bix summers.
It is homemade, aud is in a good state of
TR -; iY
Better ir He Had.
An old Cumberland fanner, returning
home rather late, discovered a yokel with a
lantern under his kitchen window, who,
wheu asked his business there, stated that
he had "come a-coortin."
"Come a-what?" said tbe irate farmer.
1 A-coortin, sir; I'se coorting Mary."
. "What do you want the lantern for? I
never used one when I was a young man."
, "No, sir." was the reply. "I shouldn't
j-thiuk you did, judging by the missis!"
More than one half of the tin thjo world
produces comes from the Malay peninsula,'
where it is mined by Chinese. It is found
in pockets from twent y to thiriy feet below
the surface. ..
. The peplum was au upper garment an
eiently worn by the Grecian, and especially
Vv t.h At henian, females. It was without
1 sleeves aud fastened by a clasp on the arm
' or shoulder.
: Shirt Factory:
We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low c the LoweM
All kinds of RepninnK done.
Also agent for Rockrotd CletMng Con pany.
Fine cnto:n-mnde pints from S3 to $10.
1809 -econd Avenue. Kock Inland.
Over Loorlej'e Cro krrr ftore.
For sale aj all tm-cla grocery deal, r-
R. M. PEaRCE,
Boom 33 in Mitchell ft Lynde new bloca
GEO. P. STAUDXJHAR,
Plans and snperlnt sflenoe for all class t f
Rooms GS sod 55, Wit lie 1 & Ljoie building
A Telicistis and Healthful Confeitioa!
THE PUREST AND BEST CUM
even offi-red to thi puslici
ITS MEDICIHAI PROPERTIES ARE INVALOABICI
S52E tH2:A7, C33H-S AND C3LD3,
A VO IS H'GH Y BENEFICItL TJ DtSfCPTICS.
It whitors tfie teoth and weteitt th breath, im
parts a ult.is .nt tJs.ie to t.ie liiouin, aud au agree
able frejini; to tile Sloluach.
Fork's C Hoc- lo Gum is the best, trv it once, and
rru will i ro other afterwards, if any dealer
oa ask fi.rir. Iir.s not Rot it. take no other, but no
vomewhere i-'n You will fi id a I protcressive
rlralers have it, that is the rlass of dealers to pat
ronize always tor auytliing you want.
CHEW BOSC'3 CHOC-TO CUM,
59 4. 61 -. CANU TT., CHICAGO, 11
HAB Z & BAHN FN,
-' hnit al g p i f.M a ck -lind
OUIS (i OC HOPP'S
Jll Q I
Billiard and Pool Parlors.
liBvin.' Jiift inroinhed a One P.rlorn lairs and
i-q i i a it wi n r or nwtck t aikt
fiw tt billiard Tab . also twoda ool
IN THE CIGAR STORE
the tno.-t I ne of impor ed nd Doro stic Cigars
nd obi co lu the market.
f : AMTHRACITfc COAL. I' IIAL