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THE AH6HJS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1903.
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pniCES BELOW VALUE
SO THAT EVERTHODY
CAN AFFORD TO Dl'Y
THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
THE first rush of the Holiday Shopping demonstrates again the strength and helpfulness of this
great store. Each one of the 33 years which this big store has been growing here in Rock Isl
and, has seen its display of Christmas goods grow and expand until this has become the ideal
Chistmas store from every view point.
Of course your money goes farther here than elsewhere and most people know that we are
giving the greatest values that persistent, honest mercantile industry can procure--a glance over
these columns should convince all.
B00KS FOR CHRISTMAS-
BOOKS arc among the best of gifts. "We are proud of our
book dept., which for twenty years has been noted for
low prices. The assortment is better than ever this year and
prices the lowest.
The popular new copy
right 11.50 novels are all.
Medallion edition of well-known
novelUt, tastefully bound in cloth,
a large number 7l?r'
We wish to call special attention to
the large number of high priced
books in our famous 4- line. Here
you will find auch well known $1.50
books aa Graustark, Helmet of Na
varre. Janice Meredith, Blenner
hassett, (Juincy Adams Sawyer. Sen
ator North. Blix. A Man of Millions.
The Cardinal's Snuff Box . The
Hound of the Baskervilles and a
great many others equally AQr
Dainty tlif t Books bound l
fancy cloth, and silver
Special Gift edition of popular auth
ors, bound in half Kussia. SUC
publishers price here... w
Over r.OO different styles of Child
ren's Books this year. from the
handsomely illustrated ones at $1.25
to the ones full of pictures. g
Novelty Box Paper and Knvelopes.
Greater variety and better value
than ever before for 50c, 1 Sc
3c, 2Sc and
TOYLAND AND DOLLVILLE
rVOLLS Dressed Dolls, kid body Dolls, bisque
Dolls, jointed Dolls, Rubber Dolls, Rag Dolls
every kind of doll that Santa Claus wants, from
lc to $10 apiece.
You'll think ours is the greatest Doll store in
the three cities.
Not all kinds of games,
but all the best kinds.
Card Games, Authors, Old
Maid. Peter Coddle, a
etc., choice T"L
Dissected Maps and f
animals, up from. . . 1
Stencils and sewing
cards, up from......
Color Kits (crayons and
Big Box Games Fish Pond
Treasure Island Steeple
Chase, etc., all Or
prices down to VC
Horses, real skin,
Yachts and Sail
A splendid line of Toys
that do something danc
ing toys, automobiles, en
gines, etc., etc.
Magic Lanterns, a j r
47c to.. t,DU
Extra slides and chim
neys, plenty of thein.
Chimes and bell
toys, up from. . .
Trains on track,
Blocks Picture blocks and
from 3c to
Toy Pianos up
Drums of all kind
from 19c to
Sleds ffom 25c
Hill Climbers A splendid
new toy No springs to get
out of order, but they run,
up hill and. down, every
where. Priced a
up from...; TC
"""IFTS bought here are sure to be satisfactory.
No suspicion that they are not just the prop
er and latest designs The daintiest of china and
bric-a-brac, from the world's most famous mak
ers, bought right, sold right. True, the things
you buy here cost less than if gifts as good could
be found elsewhere but this store stands behind
every piece sold. A few hints may help:
Vases Sevres, Coalport,
Pointons, Wedgewood, Doul-
ton. Royal Boun,
etc., 25c each up to
Haviland China In dinner
ware we have seven differ
ent open stock patterns,
and in odd pieces we are
Cups, Saucers and Plates
to match from
Spoon Trays, Jelly Dishes,
Salad Bowls, Celery Trays,
Cake Plates, Chop Dishes,
3-piece Baking Sets, Choco
late Sets, and so on any
where from 1 C in
39c up to :-15.UU
Single Plates, from tZCi
$1.12 each to OU
Cups and Saucers
from 15c to
Our own importation
over $1,000.00 worth of it,
straight from Tokio, pieces
from mammoth vases down
to a pin tray
Greatest assortment of the
best Chafing Dishes in the
west $2.50, $2.97, $3.25
New Coffee Per- q aa
colater, $C97 to.. O.UU
Koholla, for chafing dish
lamps, in pint and half
pint bottles. Sample bot
Welsbach Drop Lights,
from $2.25 up, complete,
put up by our 'own expert.
5 o'clock Tea Kettles at
Silver Lined Tea Pots and
$1.15 up to...
Select your Christmas
present now. We will lay
aside on small advance
payment any article desir
sired, furnish neat name
card, pack either for de
livery or shipment and de
liver or ship when you
The greatest collection of fine as
well as moderate priced Handker
chiefs we have ever been able to
They begin with Ladies White
Hemstitched Handkerchiefs at lc,
2c, 3c, 4c, 5c,
and on up to
Ladies' colored bordered liem-
stitched Handkerchiefs, 2c, 3, 4c,
5c and up.
Children's colored bordered hem
stitched Handkerchiefs, 1c and up.
Men's Handkerchiefs, all prices
from 5c up.
700 dozen ladies' fancy Handker
chiefs with lace and embroidered
edge, the greatest values we have
ever shown from 4c to $2.25 each.
Hundreds of initial and fancy box
Handkerchiefs and silk Handker
chiefs, both plain and initials at
prices lower than you have ever
seen them sold.
GLOVES FOR CHRISTMAS
QNE, two or half dozen pairs
of Kid Gloves in a neat
box, dainty and exquisite for a
Perrin's La Mure real Kid Gloves,
perfection of fit and appearance.
all the Paris colors, in
black and white.pair
Our special $1.00 Glove made by
Perrin, all Paris colors, fifl
none better for the price. 1
Women's Mocha and Glace fur top
Mittens, fleeced lined at, pA-
75c and vUC
Children's Mocha fur top Qf
fleeced lined Mittens, at...OOV
KII ;i.OVK CKHTIIiCATK.
Don't know the correct Glove
size'.' ltuy a certificate. Issued
for any amount. Your friend
can come and be fitted at leisure.
GRAND DISPLAY CHRISTMAS JEWELRY:
IN a few years time our Jewelry store has reached a position as high as that attained by jewelers ot
many years standing. Care in selecting the newest designs and selling the highest standards of
Jewelry, Watches, Silverware, etc., at prices lower than are usually asked, are among the chief
reasons for the phenomenal growth of this department.
Diamond Rings, Brooches, Etc.
We mention a fe.v of the many magnificent pieces of
jewelry set with diamonds and other precious stones.
Diamond Brooches, $25.00 to $150.00.
Brooches, diamonds and pearls, $10.00 to $35.00.
Sunbursts, diamonds and pearls. $50.00 to $150.00.
L'Art Nouveau Brooches, $2.00 to $25.00.
Leading flakes of Plated Silver
Manufacturers have brought plated ware up to the
plane of sterling silver in attractiveness and beauty of
design. Wallace 1847 Rogers and Pairpoint are
among the leading makes We mention a few of the
4-piece Tea Sets, Butler finish, $7.25 to $25.00.
Coffee Sets, $12.00 to $18.50.
Bread Trays, $2.00 to $8.50.
Baking Dishes, $3.50 to $3.50.
Fern Dishes, $1.50 to $10.00.
Fruit Dishes, $2.75 to $8.00.
Bon Bon Dishes, $1.50 to $4.00.
Candelabra and single stlckB, $3 to $15
Plated Flat Ware
Rogers Knives and Forks, $2.98 to $4.50. ,.:
Rogers Spoons, 87c to $2.00.
French Gray Spoons, $1.50 to $2.00.
Rogers Bon Bou Spoons, 65c to $1.00.
Rogers Cold Meat Forks, 65c to $1.00.
Rogers Soup Ladles, $1.00 to $3.50.
Child's Sets, 3-piece, 50c to $1.50.
Fruit Knives, set of C, $1.50 to $2.00.
Berry Spoons, 95c to $2.50.
Special Display Gold Novelties
Baroque Pearl Scarf Pins, $1.50 to $4.50.
Scarf Pins, pearl and diamond, $7.00 to $18.50.
Single pearl and opal pins, $5.00 to $18.75.
Egyptian head Scarf Pins, $5.00 to $35.00.
Signet gold Scarf Pins. $1.00 to $3.50.
Gold filled fancy set Pins 50c to $3.50.
Turquoise Matrix Pins $G.OO to $9.00.
Round gold Lockets, $4.50 to $28.00.
Diamond set gold Lockets $25..00 to $50.00.
Tearl set gold Lockets, $12.00 to $16.
Fancy set gold Lockets $1.00 to $4.50.
Leather Cases for Traveling
Fitted up for ladies and men's use, $4.00 to $15.00.
Men's Wallets, $1.50 to $5.00.
Wrist Bags $2.00 to $7.00.
Gold enamel Brooches, $5.00 to $25.00.
La Valliercs, pearls and diamonds, $25.00 to $100.00.
Diamond Solitares, $10.00 to $190.00.
Two stone Rings, $60.00 to $140.00.
Diamond and Ruby Rings, $40.00 to $75.00.
Turquoise and diamond Rings, $25.00 to $62.00.
Emerald and diamond Rings, $20.00 to $75.00.
L'Art Nouveau $46.00 to $100.00.
Pearl Guard Rings, $14.00 to $25.00.
Solid gold fancy Set Rings $2.50 to $25..00.
Sterling Tcilet Articles of Exquisite Workmanship
Hair Brushes $3.75 to $8.50.
Hat Brushes 95c to $3.00.
Bonnet Brushes 85c to $2.50.
Military Brushes $5.50 to $11.00.
Manicure pieces 35c to $2.. 00.
Vaseline and Puff Jars 38c to $5.00.
Velvet and Cloth Brushes $1.50 to $3.
Whisk Brooms $1.50 to $4.00.
Combs 75c to $2.50.
The Great Watch Department.
Best known American and Swiss Watches at prices
that are a saving. A guarantee behind every Watch.
Open face cheatlaine, $5.00 to $20.00.
Ladies' 14k fine American movement, $22.00 to $60.00.
Men's 14k, fine American movement, $50.00.
Ladies' gold filled Waithani, $3.50.
Men's gold filled Waltham, $9.50.
Boys' silver Watches, $1.25, $2.00, $3.00 up to $10.00.
Men's Watch Fobs
English seal Fobs, $2.75 to $4.75.
Sterling silver, $1.50 to $4.75.
Gold filled, $1.00 to $5.50.
Solid gold, $3.50 to $10.00.
I MEN'S FURNISHINGS
Rl' useful and desirable
if I cliffs hprc
Men's Lined Gloves in Mocha
Glace kid at $1.47, 97c, 75c
Silk lined Kid Gloves,
extra good values, for..
Men's Neck Ties in the up-to-date col
ors, patterns and styles special
Christmas lots at $1.00,
Men's fine Christmas Suspenders,
sterling silver.Roman gold and French
i Y i (1 1 ' f i hiirlrlfc papli tin It- honrl.
:o, 31. uu ana. . . ,
handsomely boxed, at $1.i5,
gold finish buckles, put up in fa
2 holiday boxes, at ...OVC
Men's Silk Mufflers and fall Dress
n r . . . ,
x.teieis a great variety oi Styles ai
$1.0o! 75c and...! 4oC
NOTHING more acceptable than a
good quality Silk Waist, Dress or
Skirt Pattern. Here are some unusu
al silk values
19-inch heavy black Peau
de Soies, yard
L. D. Brown's and Haskell's famous
black Peau de Soies,
yard, $1.42 and
Reliable black Taffetas,
19-inch at yard
27-inch extra quality Taffetas
$1.00, 98c and
1,000 yards fancy Silks for shirt
waists, suits, party bags, etc., extra
values at $1.38, $1.25 and
$1.00, all at
Ribbons for Chtistmas.
ONE thousand spools all-silk Rib
bonfor tying Xmas packages.
1Q yards on a spool, all colors includ
ing the holly and red and
1000 yards handsome Pillow Ruffle
Ribbons, per yard 28c. 2n anil 19c
Ulack Taffeta No. 40 and 00 lor the .
new wide bow stock ties, per yard,
25c and lc
are unusually well supplied with pretty articles of Furniture
. iui vui louuao x iiv.CS die V CI jr 1JW.
"Mahogany and quartered Oak
X Cabinets, with door and slidinj
shelves, worth S8.7? for
X Dressing Tables in Mahogany, Blrds-
eye jiuapie anu yuarierea uaK, t rencn
plate mirrors, worth 7 TC
Z $10.00 to !
X Over 150 styles of Easy Chairs for
X parlor and library, oak and mahog
4 any, leather upholstered or saddle and
X rush seats, fancy tapestry upholstery,
5 mission styles, etc. These fancy
X Chairs go down as . a pa
low as &OU
Large assortment of Parlor Tables in
X novel designs,
4 up from.
T Couches upholstered in velour, tap-
estry and leatner. nanasome j "7C
Smyrna Rugs down to 72c
Axminster Rugs down to $2.25
Moquette Rugs down to $1.75
Wilton Rugs down to $3.18
Navajo Indian Rugs down to.... $1.25
Curtains and Bedding
Handsome crochet satin finish and
damask bed spreads,' $5.00 Q
Couch Covers in Oriental, Indian and
Roman weaves, very hand- O O C
some, $4.87 to jLau&
Lace edge and ruffled Curtains, Im
ported Irish point Curtains, corded Ar
abian cable net Curtains, Duchesse
and L'Art Nouveau Curtains in splen
did Christmas assortment and var
iously priced from
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS READY TO WEAR
"Rich Warm Furs
Make elegant presents. They are not ex
6 fox tails 42
silk cord y
Fine Xutrla Scurfs,
Tsab.'lla Opossum Soarfs
Brook Mink Pelerines,
Real Isabella and Sable Fox
84-inch Isabella long Scarfs,
four long fox tails
Kersey Jackets, silk lined, military cape, tight or loose
backs, all colors.Christmas n AA
Electric Seal Fur Coats, lined 1C ff
with Skinner satin w.V
30-in. black Fur Capes,
with Skinner satin....
Near Seal Coats with selected Beaver
collar revers, front a.nd cuffs, value
$:. oo, till
Child' Knr Selx of lambs
wool, muff tippet..
Child's set of French Coney,
imitation of ermine
Childs pretty set of Iceland
Fine imitation Chinchilla Fur
Sets, with butterfly muff
Handsome Peau de Soie. silk
Skirts with full Chiffon flounce,
Bis holiday line of Taffeta. Peau de
Soie and Crepe de Chene Waists, priced
expressly for Christmas
Pretty black taffeta Silk
' hemstitched flounces very
special Christmas price...,
Handsome embroidered French flannel
"VValsts, red. blue and " f-B
Big- holiday lots of Damask Oxford and
liedTord Cotton waists at
J2.8S, $1.75 and ,
Knitted Petticoats in plain colors and
Roman stripes, make nice
presents, at $1.3i, $1.25, !)5c and.OC
Holiday Aprons in larire variety.
Dainty Tea Aprons at
White Iiwn Aprons, with em
broidered bretelles, 75c, t2c and
Santa Claus has arrived and deliver
ed nearly a train load of Candy to our
great candy section. f
We do not sell cheap candies, but we
sell Kinil Candy chrap. , Christmas
shoppers will find this the real candy
3000 pounds A great assortment
of good Candles at, per pound...
Another thousand pounds
at , . . .
Hundreds and hundreds of pounds of
the choicest sweets at per pound. C-
23o. 22c, 2K ISc mod 1 -
Of course if put up In fancy boxes
many of these choice dainties will
come, higher as you have to pay for the
Ladles' fancy cotton and lisle Hosiery,
lace or plain, the newest embroidered
effects, priced at 87c, 75c KOe c
and .1 mOK
Ladies' imported Hose cotton, lisle,
cashmere or silk fleeced, all styles-
very special values. . gi
. V F
3 pairs for
Ladies. Misses and Children's
Leggins, large assortment,
priced from $1.18 down to....
Hundreds of useful and beauti
ful Christmas gifts here.
Hand embroidered Hair
Pin Holders ,
Hand Painted Powder
Puff Bags at
Hand embroidered Jewel
Bags at $1.1S and
Medicine Cases for
Fancy hand embroidered
Cushions, up from
Hand embroidered Center
white and brown linens.
at $5.98. $3.'JS and
Embroidered Sofa Pillows
from $3. as up to
Silk Piano Drapes, a large
oient at $4 98. $2.98
Ladies' fine kid House Slippers. Cfl
$1.25. $1.00, $75c and .JUC
Ladies' fur trimmed Juliet high-cut
Slippers, many styles at $1.38. IQ
$1.18 and JOC
Men's Kid Slippers and Nullifiers. hand
some patterns, many kinds of colors,
worth up to $2, here $1.69 QO
$1.50, $1.25 and .ZJOC
Men's heavy leather and felt sole Cf
Slippers, 75c, ttc and JvC
Women's. Misses' and Children's croch
eted Bedroom Slippers. lambs wool
soles, pretty patterns at cn
95c, 75c and JUC
At Rock Island's recognized Christmas
Ladies' and Men's fine taffeta and
twilled Silk Umbrellas, finely assorted
handles. $1.97, $1.75, -jc
$1.50 and I -A. J
Extra quality silk gloria
natural wood handles,
very special at
The choicest novelties in ladies and
men's silk Umbrellas, gold and silver
mountings. In most exclusive
styles. $7.93 to
To direct sharp attention to our
display of choice and most desirable
collection of Hats and materials and
to make our Millinery department
more prominent during the great holi
day rush, and at the same time to have
some fun, we will' sell during the holi
6 dozen (72) ladles' tailor-made
Hats at apiece
And for another good joke we will sell
six dozen (72) Misses' Mohair 2?
Turn Cups for, each
One to a customer.
We aim to keep all our trimmers
busy in this department right up to
Fitted and demonstrated. Corsets
guaranteed to fit every figure. Corset,
Sachets. Bows. Ribbon and Silk Bust
Forms made to order any style, shape
Among our hundred and more most
celebrated and excellent Corsets we
mention the P. N.. the W. V.. the Amer
ican Lady, the R. & (X. the Kabo. the
Puritan Girl, the Cresco? the P. C the
Little Gem and the Ferris Good Sense
Corsets and Waists for Ladles,' Misses'
You know the prices here are always
WE exceed all former displays
of fancy and staple linens for
the holidays. Ireland, Scotland,
Germany, France and Belgium
are fully represented in beautiful
patterns and newest weaves.
Table Damask by the yard,
Napkins to match.
Pattern cloths, more popular than
ever in elegant designs, such as Em
pire Scroll, Round Center, Napoleon I,
etc. Sizes up to 4 yards lone and 2.
24 and 2Va yards wide pricer"
per yard," $3.00 to
Napkins to match.
Irish hand embroidered linen, Mexican
drawn work, hand made TeneriEfe and
Mount Mollick doylies, tea and lunch
eon cloths and scarfs, are both popu
lar and serviceable. We have them
HOLIDAY NOVELTIES, ETC
"HOUSANDS of useful and ornamental gifts in the Notion de
partment and the prices are. in easy reach.
Dainty Work Boxes, filled
complete, from $2.75 to..
Pretty Glove and Handkerchief Boxes
from each $2.23
Collar and Cuff Boxes in great f r
variety, from $3.75 to 1 VC
Handsome, Toilet Cases with all fit
tings complete, from O 5T
$11.50 to 1
Novelties In burnt leather and wood,
very attractive for presents,
at C2c, 48c, 25c, and 1Xt
Hundreds of novelties in aluminum,
gilt, onyx, hammered metal, celluloid,
etc., priced at S5c, 75c, C2c, r
4Sc. 35c, 25c, 15c and I VfC
Piker's, Lundborg's, Woodworth's
and Pivet's famous bulk ordors.
Handsome bottle Perfumes in holiday
boxes, from $2.50
Christmas Leather Goods
Walrus Hand Bags for 35c
Real Saffian leather Auto Bags.. 62c
Real Walrus carriage fitted Bags $1.25
Snake Skin Bags with new frames 95c
Ladies' Pocketbooks in real leathers,
special holiday lines at
Hoc, 75c and
Men's Bill and Letter Books, fine holi
day assortment at $1.2o, asc, OCT-
GSc. 50c and jDL
Music Rolls from