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TIIJE HOCK ISIiAKU ARGUS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1889.
Hrcr innugimiti'il injlmk Islainl,
Since baying our immense Line of IIoudat Goods the
owners of Postoflice Block have decided to bnild and there
being no vacant stores snitaMe to our business, we are com
pelled to close oat onr entire stock at a great reduction.
Hocking Horses, Stirrups tV S.nlillc, 59c
Shoe Fly Hookers - o5c
Two Wheeled Carts, - - ;e
Colored Willow Doll Carriages, - 20c
Hoys' Tool Chests from fic up to 2.00
U u w tj
Inth I,)!U 2c
"ttb.re all i)fi'p Hi? 1iw "iiiv 3.V
33c and op.
We have the flomt llor of Iiifue Polls
vr ibuwo and to ttart them we will
make uprcia'. prices:
So) A Inch Bisque fla
itJ 44 inch Bisque, ki.l body 97c
'.'Hi 18 inch, jointed Mc
Odored lnl!. Baby d.ills. Larpr dolli,
Hma!l dolli. Talking iMli, Kicking
Knim 1' id I up.
Hkj Bote, at
Waacott lliotk from lo ceou ut to
CraDdall Bui '.'( aod 40c.
Oona front tt
This BUck Baari 45c P
. Skin Horses all prices.
KitchfB fnw mce entirely of Tin. - 'l
4 . . 1-4 1 ., . . i
Spice Cabinets 80c.
From 5Sc up to i '. (x.
It T" li
.trny summers 5c
Uoblrls. Fruit dishe. Sauce dislut llV
di ren; others too numerous In mtu.
Cups and Saucers from 10c up to ft 5l
each; Fruit Plates Sc. l(t;. 23c and
Kir; Mush and Milk sets. Siv, 7c and
PosTorncx Block, Bock Island.
WOMAN AND HOME.
A NURSERY THAT MAY GIVE SUG
GESTIONS TO MOTHERS.
Th lwtolt Waan af Oaaraaaa Etdlag
ta Raaada-CnUdraaa Mum at Ta
Wa ham Ww wlta Aabara Hair.
How Karwcaa Pna la MaaVa.
How to maka littla children bnhava tbam
teirtm ta a problem that pramita ttaalf ta
amna form or otbar to youug motbera con
tinually, and tba war they try to aolra it ta
oftoo amutdne, but mora generally painful,
to tba dialntaraated on look nr. A writer ra
cwntly paid Ttalt to "balM abetter,"
which la in rbarge of a romiuittea of intelli
gent women, wbo are trying to prove that
ipanking la not at all neonaary to maka
ynungvtera bebare themaalrea
OiiMrvn are taken Into thla place when
they are from 19 mouth to 3 yeara old, aud
are looked after nntU tbey are 6. They coma
from tbe rank of the poor, and hare gener
ally hern accuVcned to bad food, bad air
aitil bad ckHbing. The houm to which tbey
are taken la lerse, well rentilated, and tba
lawa of good health are atrictly obaarred.
Erery child baa a morning bath and whole
amw breakfaat, after which they are ernt oat
in tba yard to play for aeveral houra; then
cuawa, I beliere, nim aort of kindergarten
exercbe, which b mora like a play than a
taik, then dinuer, then a nap, and a walk in
Under aut-h a regimen aa thia the change
which takea place In tbe appearance of tbe
poor little half starred waifa ie perfectly mar
eeloua. A pale, aickly, ngly little afiecimen
of humanity will, in an incredibly short aiace
of time, develop into a healthy, plump, roey
rbeeked little heanty. And w hat it atill bet
ter, their dtKpoaltiona alao show a raat Im
provement, for onleea children are xpoiled
they are nearly alwaya g-ood when they are
"Our first trouble,'' aaya the bright eyed
girl who showed tba visitor around, "is to
teach tbe new children to eat regular meals;
usually tbey dont want any breakfast; then
about 10 o'clock they bgin to cry for some
thing to eat. Fur the firrt few day we
humor them a little, for everything here is
new and strange and they are unhappy at be
ing separated from their parents; but after
that an early supper la given them of bread
and milk, rice pudding, hominy or some other
light food, and they are allowed nothing else
before bedtime; so next morning they awake
feeling bright and hungry, and relish their
breakfast so well that they eat heartily, and
by keeping them amused and entertained
they seldom think of asking for anything to
eat until their 12 o'clock dinner.
"This is a pood, wholesome meal of soup,
fresh meat., well cooked vegetables and fruit.
The children are encouraged to eat aa much
as they like, and having learned by experi
ence that they will be allowed nothing be
tween mttels, soon get Into the babit of mak
ing a full mal, and then forget all about
eating rnicil the next. No coffee or tea is per
mitted, but they have an abundance of fresh,
sweet nuik. From the way children want to
do aft r th-y come here, it serais thev have
beeo a Down 1 to amuse t brawl res at home.
eating all day King. That Is what makes
them en crona they are half sick all tba time.
You know yourot-lf that yon couldn't stand it.
Our children are very good."
"But are they not liad, aometinKr waa
asked. "I have seen children at home with
tiaair mothers get into a perfect rae, be
down on the floor and roll and kit k, and
scream at the top of their voices. Then the
mother aav there la nothing tube dune ex
cept spauk. the child, which she generally
proceeds to do. What do you do in such
"Komehow, the children here never get into
such tantrums; tbey wlkh to be good. The
nurses have a system of rewards rather than
punuhmeuta. When a child Is good it la al
lowed many privileges. For instance, some
of our friends are alwaya sending the chil
dren fruit or some little nice thing to eat, in
which the ooes who have misbehaved are not
allowed to share. Of course, tha child is
naturally very indignant, and thinks lUelf
badly used, but it remembers to be good next
time, for it finds that being bad doesn't pay."
''But these are very mild measures. What
do you do when they fail when a child re
fuses to be !a'Ued on auy t-rm.-P
"Then it is put to bed," she auvwered.
"Tbey dinlike that worse than anytuiug uot
to have any toys to play with or anybody to
talk to. A child renieuihers thut a lung tune.
Our children are never allowed to gain any
thing by crying; they are alwaya the losers.
And this is the great niutake made by most
mothers they actually pay their children to
cry. A little girl wanted to go somewhere
with ber father, but Ute weather was bitter
cold that day, and ber mother refused to per
mit her to go out. The child, however, was
determined to carry ber point, and went
about it in the moat systematic way. Tbey
lived in the country, where they had buge
wood Urea, and looking around the room for
an bumble seat ahe saw the pile of wood near
the door and went and aat down upon it and
began to cry softly to herself. Pretty toon
her father passed by and asked what waa tbe
"I want to go with you," said the child,
holding up ber pretty tearful face.
"That you shall," be said. "Here, wife,
wrap this child np well, and give ber to ma.
1 11 take b-r, if it is cold."
As the little girl went off to get her wraps,
ahe murmured softlv, yet still kind enough to
"I thought if I cried, pa would let me go."
Sew York News.
The Indolent tfoniea of Cnayasaa.
Manual labor la considered dishonorable
for any but tba lowest rlaenea, and poor In
deed mint the aristocratic Mexican become
twfore he or she will consent to do any kind
of work, indoors or out in most cases I
eerily believe they would prefer starvation.
To be sure, the ladies look after tbeir house
holds a little each day, after a fashion that
ta, they go around the casa and worry tbe
multitude of servanta by ignorant orders;
and roost of them use the needle skillfully on
work aud embroidery. But for tbe must
part their Uvea are spent la the hammock,
eating, sleeping, smoking ci-arettae in dainty
Slw bolder, mmA stettlna; airy swA-uns-a.
They are ail religious, and regular church
goers to morning mass and evening vesper,
observing all fiestas and doing whatever
priest and confessor dictate. Tbey read littla
or nothing, as a rule know nothing of tbe
world beyond their limits of vision, and their
highest idea of enjoyment is In dancing and
There are a greet many balls, and every
evening there la lu formal dancing In some
body 'a casa. It is tha universal custom
everywhere In Mexico for neighbors and
friend to "drop in" of an evening without
especial invitation, aud alwaya "wbere two
or three are gathered together" there is musio
and dancing, to which these light hearted,
pleasure loving, warm blooded people incline
as naturally as duck to water. As an Inci
dent chars, tenstic of the place I may men
tion that cooling to Ouaymaa once via tba
California gulf, tbe steamer arrived Monday
morning. It was after t o'clock when I went
ashore with the captain, but we found every
thing shut up the custom house, the poet
office, tbe stores; nobody stirring but the
American consul, even the distributer of the
malls and tbe master of the post being cross
and sleepy because being disturbed so early.
There had been a carnival ball tbe night be
fore (Sunday), aud young and old had danced
till Monday dawning. Fanny B. Ward.
Ladlee mt the Chaaa.
The ladies take more and more every year
a ehare in tbe excitement of the chaaa. The
Comteeas de Paris and tbe Duchnee d'Vies
are tbe leading huntresses. Tbe BeeUiees with
which tbey follow the hunt and their exploits
in tbe field have won for them fame. A num
ber of lad lea wbo do not hunt on horseback
hunt on foot, and, gun in hand, prove them
aelvea uutuiug pedeatriana, French women
were at oue time littla addicted to taking
open air exerciaa; now, during the autumn
seasuo, their walking exploit rival tbe prow
ess of the hardier English women.
They tramp through woods and across
country clad in skirts acaroely coming down
to tbe knees, wearing high boots of untanned
leather reaching up to tha hem of the skirt;
a business-like looking little bag hong with a
strap across tua shoulder, a gun and a small
felt bat complete their attire. The dresses are
made of velvet or light woolen material of
the color of tbe woods in autumn, russet and
golden brown heather, or dim green like tha
green of the pine tress.
To describe oue of theae dresses is to de
scribe all. Tbe one ws tar, in mind, des
tined for one of our moat accomplished
Dianas, and made by a leading bouse,
waa of woolen atuff, checked fawn and
brown. The abort skirt eras pleated and
edged with a band of brown velvet. The
velvet vest bodice opened over a chamois
waistcoat fastened with filigree buttons. Un
tanned leather boots, a Russian leather
sachet, a email, brown felt hat trimmed with
a pheasant's wing, carried out tbe sober au
tumnal harmony of color. Woman's World.
Maaaers at Table,
Tbe til m for acquiring good table manners
Is durinf childhood and at home. Years at
boardinf achool, hours spent over books of
social et iquetta, may efface vulgar habits,
but can never give tbe eaae and grace ac
quired is child hood at a well ordered table.
A child rho la almost a baby can be taught
to hand a bis knife and fork, or spoon,
if be is Im young for those mora advanced
unpleme ita, with a daintineaa that will of
fend not na. Where there are children. It la
not a gtxd plan to have a wide difference be
tween ycur everyday and company china,
allveraadnapery. There la too apt to be a wide
difference, also, between everyday aud com
pany ma iner. Let each child have his cov
er as nicely laid with plate, knife and fork,
spoon, U4kln and glass aa his elders, and re
member that be will be sure to note your
own nss if these articles. Teach him to say
"thank J ou" and "plonea," and if ha is allow
ed to lea tbe table before the meal is ended,
let him swrtt to say "excuse ms." We were
very mn h amused at a baby of four sum
mers wh j recently dined at our table. Tbe
meal, mterspersed with interesting conver
sation, ss tedious to his Infant appetite and
intellect, and finally tbe little man spoke up
with: "liar I be excused, pleasef I hare en
Joyed my dinner very much." Some one at
the table not hi father remarked that that
boy bid fair to be "the finest gentleman in
America " American Agriculturist.
Auburn Haired Clrls.
All young women pouseawd of red hair can
remetnht r that in the days of their childhood
their hi -sute adornment was a source of
mocking merriment to tbeir friends, and the
term "rrel top" or "strawberry blonde"
was one of contempt. Tbey woudered, per
haps, why it waa they were always called
"red hea led," when tbeir playmates' were de
acribed its being black, brown or golden
haired. But the "red beaded" girls don't
mind uoir that it is every young woman's
ambition to be auburn haired, aud she hoi
by the u:e of hair dyes to attain the shade
which belonged to the wicked Lucre Us, If
ahe gets exactly the right shade she does not
see why n single thread of her hair might uot
be prevetved and exhibited, as is the one so
proudly shown in Florence as having be
longed U the wicked Lucretia.
It is oc d bow many famous women hare
had this Iitian red hair. Catharine of Kua
siaglorifdiu it, and Anne of Austria bad
brown b ur, just on the verge of being red.
Ninon d I'Eucloa was equally proud of her
warm cilored tressce, and Mary Stuart
seemed a daughter of tbe sun. Jane Hading
and Mn. Potter both have warm, auburn
hair, but it does not reach the real tinge,
which in that which crowned. In all ber
glory, tbs head of the Empress Eugenie, she
wbo has known the extreme of happiness and
of sad nes. Exchange.
The New Color.
Eiffel red is a deep brick red, having a dash
of terra otta. Buffalo Li a rich medium red,
Virgil is a bright shade, rosewood a purplish
red, ten i flaming shade. Imperial a deep tint
and Titian a yellowish red. Red is a most
prominent color, green, lilac, brown, gray
and blue following. Cythere is a pale green,
reseda a grayish green, tilleul a light yellow
green, liard a bluish tint, linden a pale gray
shade, venlette a dark leaf green, ecorce a
grayish green, also F.hone aud sage. Ser
pen te hi of a blue gray greeu, if such a com
bination can be imagined. Vieux rose re
mains a amed pink, while rose fane is of the
same st? Ie, though brighter. Orchid U a
pinkish t lauve, veal a reddish pink, and Ca
milla a very deep shade. Mikel is a bluish
gray ; silver and steel are clear shades, rtoa
and aerpout are greenish grays. Afrique is
a red bivwn; chestnut and Vaudyke golden
browns; Chataiue a dark uak shade, and
Kairona i a yellow brown. Citron is a bright
yellow, ir rouge a red gold ; pearl, grayish
white; o ial, milk white; silver white, a pale
gray wtite; violet, purplish lavenJer; iris,
blue pluu; burned brandy, broa-n lilac, and
lilac, a pale plum, having a tint of pink.
Saxe is a deep blue; Cliadou, a greenish
shade; luismian, a dark tint; gria bleu, a
steely blue; granite, a gray blue; Quaker, a
clear ahi.de, and Neptune, a dark, grayish
tint. Ej change.
A Japanese Slater.
A J apt nese bouse is all back door; but the
back door faces the street aud is separated
from it ty ouly a foul ditch which runs the
length of every Japanese street on both sides,
sod Into which all tbe refuse and slo of
every family find their way. There is no
sidewalk but tbe better houses hare a little
plank bi idgn spanning the ditch in frout.
The who e side of the house is open to the
street by day, so that, if a baby chances to be
tied to tl e busy mother's back aa she goes
about hir work, it is virtually on the street
any way. More often there is an older sister,
whose u tending duty it is to give the little
one such care as Japanese babies get. That
Is, be is t ied to ber back by a strip of cloth
passing around his knees and back. Here
be hangs all day long, excepting when he is
removed to be fed. His little head falls back
or bobs lielpleasly from side to side aa the
sister rut s and plays or works.
In liec of a sister, a baby is occasionally
seen ridii g on boy's back. The sun shines
in his un;rotected face and on his bare bead.
If be rr es he is bounced up and down or
rocked f -am side to side by the little nurse.
Sometim w It looks as if one baby had just
been unstrapped from It mother's back and
bad tbe t ext one tied to its own before it had
gained st-vngtb enough to support itself with
ease. Tien both babies are to be pitied.
Think of your little 4 or 8 year old girl with
a baby from 8 months to a year old hung
to her tack never free from her burden
for an h ur at a time, from early morning
until lati at night Japanese children are
not tuckd away in their downy Jiede with
tbe settirg of the sun, but stay out with their
street companions until nature is exhausted.
Then tbe babies are removed, and tbey creep
tinder tb ir cover on tbe floor and sleep until
the daylight calls them out from their
dreary, ill rentilated rooms to the street
again. I aby hood.
Tha "First Intention."
If children are taught to do things by the
"first int utinn" aud the parents keep up the
practice, half the work of housekeeping will
be saved. Fur example, the boy who is al
ways wh. tiling, should be taught todotlw
ratline erer tbe wood boa or on papers
spread dim to protect the carpeting, and
when be is through, be should see that the
room Is s j tidy as before, not leaving thedlrt
for his m ther or sister to sweep up. In cut
ting out -rork or In dressmaking, no time is
lost tn (athering up the scraps as tbey fall
from the cissorsand putting them In a basket,
and the r jom Is not kept tn such a state of dis
order that one can hardly tell which way to
turn. In short, there Is no need of two move
ments wl era only one is necessary. It takes
no longer to put tbe burnt match into the re
ceptacle ;irovided for it or into tbe fire at the
time It is used than it does an hour later. If
a smutty kettle is set on a table. It takes more
time and strength to wash off the marks left
than It ould to hart placed paper beneath
tha kettk in the first place. Teach the chil
dren wfaei eating their luncheons to sit quiet
ly in oue place and not scatter the crumbs
broadcar. over tbe floor, or, when eating
candy, In. press it upon them to touch nothing
about th room with tbeir sticky fingers. It
is chiefly tn avoiding the "litter" or confusion
made by wtb tbe children and tbe elders that
the savin j tells. There are hundreds of other
matters herein tha first way of doing them
saves til te and trouble; but these given,
though limple, may serve as examples.
WotMa la the Paris i-i position.
A corn spondent of The Woman's Cycle,
writing t vm Faris, sayi be found that about
100 women were given medals or honorable
mention I a Classes 1 to 5 of Orou p I, that is, in
the vark us branches of the fine arts oil
painting, sculpture, engravings, etc "This
result is ery creditable to the sex, when it is
borne in mind that no women were members
of tbe On art Juries of the exhibition, nor, if
I am not mistaken, of the various national
commute and juries formed in different
parts of Europe aud America, and that de
cided, in many cases without appeal, what
picturea, etc., should be sent to Paria.
France, It many things, treated its women
fairer th in certain other countries which,
however, make greater pretensions in this
perticula Bo I am not astonished to find
that near ly half of the lot) women artists wbo
carry oil honors are of French birth, and
that, witli the exception of a Swiss lady, tbe
only femide painter in oil to receive a gold
medal is ilrue. bemont-Breton, of France,
while Ma A Cazin among water colurists, and
tun. Lata Berteaux among sculptors, are
the only -somen, and both of them French,
wbo wen given gold medals. la Class 6 en
graving and lithography two women were
awarded honors, and here, again, both are
Me lea l Bnaws.
The rs 1 Norwegian bread ie the fia' bro,
or flat br avt, made of barley flour or oat
meal stirsd into water with a little salt, aud
Ironed oct la large flat sheets a foot in diam
eter, bonetimea potato, and nearly always
caraway seeds, are added, and to tba un
tnJtlated la' bro jooksjike so many wrinkled
bite of leather. The large round wafers of
fia' bro are baked about once a year at the
farm houses, and put away in tbe stabbur, or
storehouse. It is brought out as needed, aud
freshened by being put in the oven for a few
minutes, A Norwegian table is never set
without a large plate of fla bro, and tra velera
learn to like tbe crisp brown wsfery bits that
go so well with cheese. It is strange that
with the present rage for novelties for tbe
dinner and the afternoon tea table, no one
should have Introduced the fla' bro, as, in
every city wbere there are any Scandina
vians, there are bakers who make it, Har
A leeeoo la Patience.
"Do be a little patient w ith the children,
my dear," said Mr. Bixby to Lis wife, when
she spoke sharply to them for upsetting ber
work basket and sending its contents all over
the floor. "Bnmembcr that you were a child
yourself once, and the most obedient and
pleasing children are those who are ruled by
lore. When they vex me I what in the
name of Moses do you mean, Willie Bixby,
by deliberately sticking your feet into tuy
silk hat I If that don't beat anything I ever
heard! Now lwk at that hat, sir, look
at itl For half a cent I'd take you out into
the woodshed and giva yon such a warming
up as you wouldn't forget as long as you live!
1 ought to do ill It's the only way" to teach
you young ones to tiehave a little less like a
lot of hyenas! Now you put off to lied with
out your nipper, young man!" Time.
The Qureu'a Mistake.
It is so infrequent that the queen is wrong
ou a point of detad that the following storv
is worth telling. An artist who is pretty Weil
known to fame was ordered to take dow u a
military picture for exhibition at Windsor.
He did so, aud tbe queen on seeing it at once
remarked that in a certaiu unimportant par
ticular one of tbe uniforms was incorrectly
painted. The artist was so little of a courtier
as to protest respectfully that he was right,
and her majesty to convince him sent for a
specimen soldier from the guard on duty. He
came and an examination of bis coat proved
that the artist was correct. It is only fair to
add that an alteration had only recently been
made by the authorities, of which theqvu
was, apparently, not aware. Figaro.
For Tired Shop Clrls.
Tha Early Closing association issho-ving at
its offices in Ixudon a very simple and inge
nious contrivance in tbe sua; of a shop as
sistant's or customer's seat. It occupies the
same space when not in use as a cltsed um
brella. It can tie made very cheaply, cannot
be upset nor become detached from its posi
tion by accident, yet it can be moved to right
or left, tack ward or forward, at the option
of the user. The invention will, it ts be
lieved, lie a great boon to shop assistants, for
tbe hope is entertained that it will be adopted
by many of those employers wbo care for the
health of their assistants. New York Tele
gram. They were in a private box, auu sne a
both pretty and prettily dressed, ilut she
was in a twd temper because shecoul.l not
sen the stage. "Why," said be, trying to
niolUfy her, "did you uot bring your opera
gltast'' ,-l did; but 1 can't use it." "Is it
broken f "No, but I forget to put ou my
bracelets.' St. James' Gajtctte.
Must less Iron.
The ru-slless process, which has l.su uutil
lately an experiment, has uow demonstrated
that great economy can be used, not only in
ice piies, but in every article where iron is
used. In the past year over 2,0un,uoU kettles
have been subjected to thia process iu Pitts
burg. The uiethkl is very peculiar. After
the article is made it is put iuto a furnace
about 3'-, fWt hiI), 15 feet loug and 8 feet
broad. The furnace is made in an oval
thai, air tiht. After t!i3 iron has la-en in
the furuacefor two hours, and it basal tallied
almost a white heat the air that comes
through the reireuerutura aud air valves is
shut securely 5, and the furnace is made
After the air has been shut dff, the super
heater, which is l.icuted iu tht. combustion
chamU r at the rear of the furnace, and at
"right aiu;les from the air vultcs, is oa.ned,
and the furuaoe is filled with steam and kept
iu this cou.hliou for eight hours. At short
inters. uls a small valve is opened, so as to
alio an exodus of steam iu the furnace, al
lowiug fresh steam to be put into the fur
nace. When tbe articles have leen ten hours in
the ft:niai-e. there Las leen accomplished the
formation of magnetic oxide upon the iron
surface. Tiiey are then put into an acid well,
shit his the last treatment. Pittsburg Put
patch. (.love in Kartjr Time.
Gloves date lack to a very remote period,
the ancients m t being strangers to their use,
and by the eleventh ceutury they Were uni
In a tomb in Egypt a pair of striped linen
mitteus were fouud that had been worn by a
lady. Xcnophen alludes to tbe Persians
wearing gloves, and gives it as a proof cf
their effeminacy; aud Homer describes
Laertes at work in his garden wearing gloves,
to secure him from the thorns. The Romans
were severely upbraided by the philosophers
for wearing gloves; but theae reproaches had
no effect in diminishing tbeir use tbey were
too convenient and comfortable to be lashed
out of being by the tongue of philosophy.
They do not appear to have been worn in
England untd the ts-ginning of the eleventh
century, and were of German manufacture.
In the course of time, a great deal of orna
mentation was used on tbegloves in England.
The efllgies of Henry II and Pachard I bad
gloves adorned with precious stones, and
real gloves ornamented with jewels were
found upon the bands of King John and Ed
ward I, when their tombs were opened during
tbe last century. Gloves were even orna
mented with crests and armorial bearing.
The ecclesiastical were always richly adorned.
They were made of silk or linen, embroidered
and jeweled. A pair preserved at New col
lege, Oxford, are of red silk, with the sacred
monogram surrounded by a glory, and em
broidered in gold on the backs. ie Boni
face VIII had gloves of w hite silk embroid
ered very beautifully and studded with
Alut the year IflnO leather gloves ap
!eard. They were omtu-uidered, adorned
with pearls and gems and trimmed with lace.
Perfumed gloves, too, made their appearance
and were very popular with the ladies. We
are told that Queen Mary Tudor had a pair
of "swete gloves'' sent to her by a Mrs. W hel
lers. The college tenants of Oxford had per
fumed gloves presented to them, as well as
distinguished guesu. Tbe custom went out
soon after the reign of Charles I. Montreal
The Shah of IVrsla.
At the visit cf the shah of Persia to Wad
desden manor, the country seat of Baron
Ferdinand von Ilothachild. he inspected all
the treasures nnd antiquities of the lron,
but was pleased most with a Jewel set mantle
clock, which is a veritable work of art. The
central figure of this clock is that of an ele
phant, which, wheu the clock is wound, be
gins to wag his golden tail, move his jeweled
trunk, shake his large ears and turn bis small
diamond eyes; thereupon tbe lotos flowers,
formed of jewels, at his foot, begin to ojwn, a
procession sscs by, and from under the en
ameled leaves of the bushes snakes and other
reptile crawl out. Tbe shah was exceedingly
charmed with this owtly toy, which had con
stantly to be wound again for his delectation,
and his behavior demonstrated that the illus
trious shabeo-shab preferred it to all the
treasures owned by Rothschild. Artifices
bad finally to be resorted to to attract bi at
tention to other things, for fear he might ex
press a desire to possess it Jewelers' Cir
cular. How t-sbor rtay Originated.
In the spring of I9W, General Secretary P.
J. McOutre, of the United Brotherhood of
Carpenters, first originated the observance of
distinct and new holiday with parade and
picnic to be known as "Labor Day." He
broached the idea to several labor men and
then to tbe Central Labor union of New
York, and pot them to adopt it The first
Monday in September, l-st. waa agreed upon
as the day for the first public observance of
"Labor Day." The first attempt was deemed
to be so sncceasful by the Central Labor
union that it decided to celebrate the first
Monday in September every year as labor's
holiday. The plan was then indorsed by tha
annual convention of tbe American Federa
tion of I-abor, and by the general assembly
of the Knights of Labor. Tbe Idea met with
favor iu other cities and states, and tbe labor
organizations in them observed tba day in
various ways by parades, festivals, excur
sions, or meetings, and4iave continued to do
Nearly all fur manufactories tn the United
States as well as abroad are owned by He
brews, and In America, at least, tbey are
among tbe kindest of employers. Tbe writer
of this has talked with girts in nearly all the
manufactories in Philadelphia, Ban Francisco
and Hew York, and has never beard one com
plaint against UMiir treatment, only they de
plore the nnbesdUiiswas of the business.
Many of the girls work at bo r making or
vumt traoe aurmg um auil
Beauty Pada for h Cheeks.
nollow chei ks and wrinkles are awkward
thiugs. Indies do tbeir best to prevent their
appearance. Tbe clever ones seem to be able
to want off the wrinkles, but liollow cheeks
completely bailie their skill. A gentleman
who lives at Islington is providing ladies
whose cheeks are hollow with small pads.
These pads are attached to natural or arti
ficial teeth by means of tiny gold springs.
The price of a face pad is a trifle heavy, like
every thing else guaranteed to improve tbe
persoual appearance. A pair of pada cost
something like A".". The maker of the face
pad said that gentlemen, as well as ladies,
are wearing them. One gentleman had never
looked anything but eadnverous until he took
to the pad. Now his checks are rounded like
a cherub's. and he looks ten years younger.
Tbe curious thing about the face pad la ita
inflexibility. It is madcof tiiestime material
as the case of a at t of artificial teeth. Pall
Ln'.ics" parlor desks, hook rases, etc.,
at the Adams', 832 Brady street, Daven
port A. I. Ilucsinc, real estate and inntirs
ance sffent. Office No. 1608 Second ave
hue, Rock Island.
Side boards, fancy oak dining room
tables and chairs at the Adams'. 322 Bra
dy street, Davenport.
The Crown dining ball, Xo. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready tu furnish you
the best meal in the city for 25 cents.
Ruj Mercer county coal of E. B. Mc
Kown at his new coal yard corner of
I": flee nth street and First avenue.
$50,000 to loan on real estate security,
in sums of $200 and upward, at lowest
current rates of interest, without com-
rTtiission. E. W. Hurst, Attorney at
law, Kock Island.
Modern Houses For Sale
On monthly installments by Guyer fc
Berth A Eabcock, Dentists.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Fourteen dry lots on four years time,
with six percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
surety en Eonds.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust, and wbo desire to
avoid ask inn friends to become their
sureties, or wbo may wish to relieve
friends from further obligations as bonds
man, should apply to the agent of the
American Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent,
Kock Island, 111.
Ntws About Town.
It is the current report about town
that Kemp's Balsam for tl e throat and
lungs is making some remarkable cures
with people who are troubled with
coughs, gore throst, astbma. bronchitis
and consumption. Any drugcist will
give you a trial bottle free of cost. It is
guaranteed to relieve and cure. The
large bottles arc 50c and $ 1 .
How we admire tbe man wbo happens
to catch us when we ire doing a good
deed on the slv.
A Witty Caitomer
went to a drugstore and asked for Scii
doct. " The store keeper said, "We're out
of that, but here is something just as
good." The practical customer said,
"No you don't" snd walked out to a
neighborins store and got a bottle of
The only course open to a railroad
that can't fill its contracts tecause of a
washout is retracklion.
A new idea embraced in Ely's Cream
Balm. Catarrh is cured by cleansing snd
healing, not by drying rp. It is not a
liquid or snuff, but is easllv applied into
the nostrils. Its effect is magical and a
thorough treatment will cure the worst
esses. Price 50c
He is a pretty foolish man who thinks
that the grass widow is cret n.
With Ely's Cream Balm a child can be
treated without puiti or dread and with
perfect safety. Try the remedy. It
cures catarrh. hy fever and colds in the
head. It is easily applied into the nos
trils and elves relief with the first appli
cation. P. ice 50c.
Explained: To whom do you attrib
ute your success in lifef asked the econ
omist To try failure, replied the mer
chant. Pozzoni 'a Complexion Powder is uni
versally known and everywhere es
teemed as the only powder that will im
prove the complexion, eradicate tao,
freckles and all skin diseases.
The only walking match Paria has
known for some time is Bernhardt.
Oravs Canssf r Anxiety
Exists when the kidneys lose their activ
ity. Prompt measures should be taken to
renew it. otherwise Bnght'a disease, dia-
oeies, or some other organic trouble, is.to
be apprehended as a consequence. Uos-
tetters Stomach Kilters is a moot Wir.
ble diuretic as its stimulative ertin
these organs never crosses the border line
of safety and mertres into irritation, as do
many stimulants used for the same pur
pose by tbe careless and uninstructed.
Ta . s -
ine stimuli oi commerce, tlery and un-
medicated, are not suitable corrective
spent in a case like this. Thev excite
without producing a permanently desira
ble result. Tbe "just medium" between
them and an ineffectual diuretic ! the
Bitters, which is also a specific for mt
anal complaints, djspepla, constipation
Soft Coal for Sale
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Ttnth avenue, at ten cents per bush
Aug. 30. 18S9.
The lat-oarsman Searle was generally
accounted a gentleman and a sculler.
This powder never varies. A marvel of puritr,
strength and wholrsomnee. Mors economics
than tbe ordinary kiaae. and cannot be sold In
competitf a w th tbe multitude of km test, i hort
weuiht alum orpr pboepliate powders. SoUfnlg
fa case. Rot.l Basins fovnis Co.. lua Wall
bt . T.
FOR SALE VAL11BLK PATENT I ap
provement oa Klera'ors. .Vow iu ope rati ou at
Mar Vinlehint; Work", !S5 rUaiilina Hu, Pull ad a.
Pa: proeerves life sod limb: for full borticalara
apply to KOHT J. WALKEK. Investor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCE, LOCAL OS
traveling ble par, steady work; stork war
ranted ; quick selling .pec nil ice: outfit free: ex
pertence unaeceeeary. JAMa E. WUITMT.
aov Xi tm a areervmaa, Hocaeeter, N. T.
SALESMEN WASTED lO COUCTT fXR
our well-known Nursery : roue wire paid
every week : permanent eroplov merit ruartateed.
Write at eaoe, before territory takea. statins- saw.
IB CHAoE MRUS' CO.. CWragoTlU.
mlestoe. for the Uihrtctlnx oil trade- ad.
dress lo The Dteterkha Oil C7 West Waaa-
TTT ANTED-EEUABLE LOCAL AND TRAV
... ..t. " T" t Postiiooa aerasaaent; mJe,
awn i ovist: m
. K areerymen, Chicago, m.
STATU OF ILLINOIS, l
KOCK ISL4HD CODSTT, 1
In the Clir nit Court of ssitt county to the January
Catherine Moore, Samnel W. Lincoln, M. V.
Kichards, Hans Iee. M. W. Woodford, L. I.
Bention, Barton Malcolm, James F. Mont
gomery, Martha Thomas, Hostile Coryn,
liesire Coryn and Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. BaiDeld, Heoben Wells, The Unknown
Iteirs-at-lsw of Joel Wells, deceseed, Dennis
Wsrren, Willism A. Nourm, Lsnra A. Nonrse,
Jsne M. Westherbead, Eliza Babcock, Konice
L. Mill, Louisa J. Bryant and Antonette Henry
Affidavit of the non-resldenee of the sa!d W. B.
Bnroeld, Renhen Wells snd Louisa J. Bryant, and
that the heir at law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
unknown and made parties ss tbe unknown belts
at law of Joel Wells, deceased, hsving been tiled
in tbe clerk's office of the circuit conrt of Rock
Islsnd county, state of Illinois, notice is therefore
hereby given to the ssid non-rrsiiient defendsms,
that the eomplsinsni fllrd tbeir bill of romp alnt
In said court t n the cbsnrery sde thereof on the
I7lh dT of November, 1809, and that thereupon
summons issued out of sad court, wherein said
suit is now pending, returnable on the first Mon
day In the month of January next, as is by law
Now, nnles yon, the esld non-resident defen
dsnts shove nsmed. and the unknown h irs at law
of Joel Welts, deceased, shall personally be and
appear before ssid circuit ronrt on the Srst day
of die next May term thereof, to be hnlden at Rock
Island in and for said courtr, on the first Mon
day In May next, and plead, answer or de
mur to the said complainant's bill of eomplsint
and the same and the matters and things there
la charged and stated will be taken as con
fessed, sad a decree entered against yon accord -loc
to the prayer of said bill.
Rock Island, 111., December, IS, 1KX9.
GKO. W. UAVBI.K.
Cle-k of Circuit Court.
W. R. Moors aytoGcter A Sviknet, Solicitors
C03IFORTABLE mnd ELEGANT,
For Sale by Leading Dealers.
HTi Solely ty VT2X. BAEKEB, Trcy.lT.Y
J. M. BEAKDSLET,
ATTORNEY AT LAW-Offlee win. J. T.
worthy, 1725 Seennd Avenae.
ATTCR5KT AT L.W. OfSre la Beck '-' I
National Bank Building, Kock Island, Dl.
a. . swexkst. a. a. a
ATTORNEYS AND COCN8KLLORS AT LAV
Onoe in Bengsioo's blosk. Rock Island, IU.
McEMRY A McEMRl,
VTTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on eood
security, mske collections, Heference, M ilch
elt Jt Lynde, bankers. Office in Postothce block.
THE DAILY ARGUS.
R SALE EVERT EVENING at Craaintanw
New ;sud. Pire erntf per copy.
D. S. Sf 11UREWA.N,
ARTrtTECT ANOSCPKRINTBSPBXT. Mass
office 'nirlTo a'ii, Ohio; Branca office owe
first ion .1 Bunk. Kock Island. f 1 ly
ST. LUKE'S COTTAUK HOSPITAL,
ON THIKD AVSXCB, feiwcca Tenth and
Klcveuth streets. feu 14-tf
m, 0. KULP, D. D. S.
OF.-ICK LBMOVatD TO
fiooott S8. VT. TS Slid 19
Take E:rvs-or. DAVENPORT, IA
2205 FOURTH AVE..
Opposite the Catholic church, has a
full line of
Christmas Candles, Toys,
of every description, cheap.
Christmas Trees, Decora
HAS PURCHASED THE
and has removed to
Third Are., and Tenth St.
lie solicits the trade long enjoyed
by his predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to favor him with
Brownson tba Hatter,
eeena.l and Main Street, Parenport Iowa,
Fur Muffs and Boas
AT BOTTOM PRICKS.
may tw fmnvl en
n at utu. r.
KawsFArra Adtestikiso ItrnKAts (10 Sprooe
rtreel). wbere adver
tiswir oootraets easy
be n.s-.s lac &
The fitst coal shipped into this market
from Mercer county was from the mines
ui n. n. r.: i is in tne tall or 1S80, and
hence given the name it still hears. It is
wen Known to tie tbe best told in the
market, and other merchants have adop
ted tbe same name and offering an in
ferior article for tbe genuine. Don't be
deceived, but buy the penuine celebrated
Mercer county coal of T. II. Ellis, on
Second avenue, onnnsite St. ImnK'i
church. Tbe office has not been removed.
but is there still, and u the only place in
tbe market telling tbe old and genuine
article. Telephone 1036.
Biff! I. scire: unire..
sal s' -(ncts.o Iu lbs
rtirVM.t ,ODfrrtHt-e and
Oleet. 1 prcscniK- Hand
feJ: .-mm uiu;c-ni-tuc
i! to alt n'Vrcr..
i..'.:T.M R. j.n..
fold ty liruxi: .:-
11 a.feT V Va
Ut.eT'iM:pu'-u'.ci at r
IIIS, ewrOl ),': s-ttTTi arts) ejf
ijf - 'irt mH ar rri.reJtor-
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tart rat -e?-.; JL. rr
FOR imi ONLY!
1 PDXITTVT ?L0STarFAnj3r MAWwr-nn.
naataj awe. i.u mi tit. .Va ... 77771 TrT
r cvssita i" I
0 JT TOS PVS.
VJ3 art M) s, o
t'lslrsai Osaka! Cs
l-etraf- -rvVJle' Irrd'tw
Oar establishment is getting too small for our ra ,w,
growing business and we have decided to T
to gain room, and will commence on Wediiemiay. xov
20th to sell out onr entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a 6liam-eale but a i(,j,a
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT;
J. B, ZIMMER:
Star Block, - Opp. Harper House,
IS RECEIVING DAILY UTS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and Trmm
ber that he mates his suits np In the latest 8tylrg.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
t Si ;:
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & SUTOLIFPE, Managers
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
a9"Painting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
OI MICE BLOCK. Twentieth Street,
near Third Avenue.
F. C. Hoppe,
3STo. 1808 Second Ave.,
An kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed .
Office and simp 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK IS LAN I). ILL.
Second Avenue, opposite Harper House. The choicest Imported
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Imported and Key West Cigars, a specialty.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AivrACTvaiB t? guiuu aid BiKtrrt.
A,k yur Groc' tor turn. The best
repectaHlse: TheCmristy tTtm MtAOkMy "WaVftB.'
. . rfCeT IRLANT. TIX
R D. FOLSOM,
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NOW IS YOUR TIME.
J"SlS"ni,"JIn,S0r F"KDS .t the New Tailoring- uh-.
lishoMn and wUl ael W per cent cheaper than any merchant tailor in
m city. Call and examine the stock before purchasing
A. M. WALSH.
430 Brady Street, Davenport, W
ONLY 3.00 A DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT TBE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO, "
and aav. sob. of the Utet aoveltie. af th. muo. .
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722. Second are., Qayford', 0id Bttlfli0t 0Ter McCabe'a.
-rBtoT-.- v -
DAVIS & CO.,
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Fai kin.
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
Sole Agents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS,
We guarantee everv ore perfect, and will I ,
Twenty day's trial, to re.ponsiblo part:. -
Safety Heating Boilers and Contm, ; f
furnishing and lavini; Wat. r. hi, !
1712 First A .e.
Itok Island, i;ii:i..
Telephone IU. Resi!e ce I ekj h
Rock Island, 111
No. 1707 Second aveuue, Rock Island.
and RniiH or.
. ivocic ISiaiiw