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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY. MAY 80, 1912.
TWO DECADES IN
SEARCH OF LOVER
Strange Romance of Former
Rock Island Woman Comes
to Light at Cleveland.
TELLS REPORTER STORY
Though Tliey Never Have Met Since
Farting at Ix-pot Here 20 Years
Ago, She U Still Hop. fuL.
The following stcry was printed in
the Cleveland (Ohio) Plain Dealer of
The little teacher of music held out
her bund to nay goodby. She, with
her family, wan moving away from
Rock Inland. 111., where they had lived
for many yearn, and her friends had
given a farewell party.
The man she loved was among the
g-ieftn. Kh- had met him when he
rcaniz'd an entertainment. The lit
tie music teacher was one of those
who took part.
The man she loved took the hand
he held out to him.
"flood by," ald the man.
"flood by," said the little music
They were not engaged.
"I said goodby to him that right
Just as I said goodby to all the others
there. There was nothing more, though
my heart was breaking," f-ald the
little teacher last night.
in xi i.ogi:r ioig.
That was 20 years ago. All these
year the little teacher of music has
believed that any hour, any moment,
may bring to her the man to whom
the suid good by.
She Is no longer young, of course.
Her step falters. Her shoulders are
bowed with the years and her hair Is
Ffreaked with gray. Her eyes have
faded, s have her cheeks, but still,
whtn Khe speaks of the man to whom
she said goodby, 20 years ago, her
eyes light up and glow as if those two
decadeg had been only a week.
When her family left Rock Island It
moved to St. Paul. Miuu. There the
little music teacher resumed her
teaching, and waited. Now is the
time to say, If you are so minded, that
the man fcygot the "understanding"
within six months from the time the
little music teacher said goodby. Hut
the does not believe that. She still
believes that any day, any hour, even,
be may come to her, and that her long
vaiting may end In happiness.
She sat last night In a large old
fashioned drawing room at iwG Eu
clid av and told the romance of her
quiet life. At one side was a white
marble fireplace of another period.
At the other was a grand piano. She
fat with her hands In her lap. In a
straight little chair by a window
through which catue the last light of
"I know he still remembers me,"
she said, "though not one person In a
thousand will understand."
So tfie &: who will not b lieve that
after 2D years the man for whom she
waits may jet come to her need read
no further. The story of the little
music teacher is set down here, as
he told It, in belief that If the man
to whom Khe said goodby reads It he
will know Kb is waiting, and will come
GIVER IP TKACIIIG.
She hat lived In Cleveland for sev
eral years. There came a time. In St.
I'aul, when failing strength made It
Impossible for her to continue her
teaching of music. The doctors told
It was, about four years ago, Oat she
began canvassing for books.
It is hard work, but a conviction
has given strength to her steps. This
is that all the time, just around the
next corner, she may come upon the
man of 20 years ago. Several times
twice in Cleveland she Is sure she
has seen him on the street. The first
time was on East Ninetieth street,
when she arrived here, four years ago.
She was on a street car and saw
him standing in front of a half com
pleted building at Euclid avenue and
l EastNine'iethstreet. When she alighted
! from the car he was still there. She
' knows Ehe cannot be mistaken. He
vas much changed in appearance, ol
course, but after 20 years that is only
rAWAHKR FOR BOOK.
The little teacher of music, now
gray and a canvasser for books,
alighted from the street car trem
bling. She turned down East Nine
tieth street, on the other side, with
out doing anything to attract attention.
A fchyness kept her walking on, and
prevented her turning back.
After all those years, as she be
lieves, the meeting had almost come
about. She looked around in a fright
ened way as she turned into the house
on East Ninetieth street, where she
then lived. The man for whom she
had waited was gone.
"But it is not so strange," the says,
"that I could not speak to him when
I was so near. I have read that even
the bravest men may at such times
Another time in Cleveland she was
sitting in a restaurant, downtown,
near the window. For a moment the
face and form for which her tired
eyes have searched appeared in the
crowd at a little distance, and, a mo
ment later, wag swallowed up again.
That was long ago. Bald the little
woman with faded, glowing eyes, but
she is sure that he is still near. Each
day as she goes out at her work she
believes always that the next corner
may bring them face to face. It is
a hope that keeps ber up, and smooths
the way when she is almost too fa
tigued to walk.
MT 1IAVR MKF.n HIM.
But the thought of what may lie
around the next corner is not all in
spiration. She is torn by the thought
that her choice of turning may be
wrong, that if she had but taken some
turn to the left instead of the right,
her day might have ended in happi
ness instead of disappointment.
On bo small a choice so much de
peitds. "Automobiles flash into eight," she
says, "ard in a moment they are past
and gone with those they carry. But
sooner or later I must be at the right
place at the right moment, and we
will be united."
The conviction that she Is not for
gotten is strengthened by the fact
that it is not in Cleveland alone that
she has seen the man to whom she
said goodby so many years ago. She
has been in many towns and cities in
many states with her books, and once
or twice in places far from Cleveland
she believes she has seen him as she
did here. She believes he is keeping
track of her, and is satisfied to see her
once in a while and to know she is
cafe and well, not knowing how much
she may wish to talk to him.
AK ll I SKA mil.
Irately hope has been less sustain
ing. Because this hag been so, she
wrote to the Plain Dealer, asking help
in her search.
"I am afraid," she wrote, "that I
will break down if I no not nnT r.im
soon, and I have kept a strong heart
for over 20 years.
"I try to think to find the way, and
every day I watch, not to miss the
opportunity I always again miss."
The name of the one for whom she
still watches is not printed. This is
15e Jersey ribbed white cotton vests,
Ladles' white cotton Jersey ribbed
vests, extraordinary ! (
Ladies' 50c lace trimmed umbrella
Ladies' $1.00 mercer! led lace
trimmed union suits, Qj
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ROCK J SLAN D. I f&
Crowding all purchases on hand for the Manufacturers and Jobbers Clearance
Sale into these two days.
Bargains everywhere, almost every department is a-bloom with them and eager to
sell. Prices wer never lower.
J Just 2 More Days, Friday and Saturday
Away Under Vaiue
checks, good quality,
FINE DRESS GINGHAMS in stripes,
checks and plaids lS'-c 7W
quality, a yard .... '2C
BATES SEE H SUCKERS in plain and
fancy styles, choice, Ol
a yard 02C
Friday Shoe Bargains; Hustle
Here's a list of bargains, you cant
Women' Low Shoes,
all kinds, pumps ant
oxfords, not a pair In
the lot worth less than
$2 50 and up
Women's Low Shoes,
tans, patents and gun
metal pumps, and strap
slippers, sizes 2Vt to
afford to miss.
Omen's $4.00 Pumps,
Oxfords and Colonials.
This is a very high
grade lot and the sizes
5, 1 in the assortment is
! most complete. For
Bargains in White Footwear
Womea's white can
vas pumps and strap
slippers, aU sizes
Women's white Nu
Buc pumps, all sixes
Just for Jjq Q
Women's white Nu
Buc, button oxford,
all sices, special Fri
Women s Night
M'uslin gown 8. slip over styles,
ruffle trimmed, V neck tucked
Ripple crepe drawers, umbrella
flounce, linen lace a a
trimmed, special iriC
9x12 tapestry brussels, $9.95
The wearing quality is good and
the rug is of sufficient weight
to make a very satisfactory floor
covering at the low price for
which we sell it. Three pat
terns: about 20
Less than 510.00 for a large
room rug, quick.
Here is something for noth
ing. With the first 60 corsets
sold each day during the bal
ance of this week. Friday and
Saturday at $1.00 and over we
will present the buyer with a
splendid beautifully trimmed
cambric brassiere, ABSOLUTE
LY FREE. A brand new lot
Just 5 doxen, (80) each day to
the first 80 corset buyers. The
better corset yoti buy, the bet
ter brassierre you will be given.
Buy your corset this wee
'and you get the Brassiere free,
each day, ff you are among the
first corset buyers.
You probably know that we
sell ALL the leading makes of
corsets, and many of them at
less tnan the usual prices, and
for theee two days we'll seil
each day 4 (4 doses) splen
did $1.50 corsets for 89c and
48 (4 doj;en) dollar corsets for
The first 60 corsets sold each
day at $1.00 or more you re
ceive a tree cambric Bras
Each day 48 splendid $1.50
Each day 48 splendid $1.00
Come in the forenoon if convenient.
Salesmen's Samples of Bed Spreads
Big full sizes bed spreads, which hr.ve been sold by salesmen for sam
ple purposes. Just one of each pattern, so you will have to hurry to se
cure a full selection.
$1.15 values for just PSc
$1.52 values for Just $1.10
$1.65 values for just 1.29
$2.25 values for Just 1.49
$2.25 values for just 2.15
Just one of a kind and notice those
$3.7." values for Just 2.25
$:.2: values for just 3
$f..4S values for Just 4
$7.0i values for jr.st 4.50
$S.15 values for just 5.9S
An assorted lot of hat
pins including values
up to 33c, choice of
any of them ft
Eack Combs, side bar
rettes, etc., in assort
ment of 6tyles repre
senting broken lines,
values up to 75c -j q
your choice A.7C
Fancy and plain silk
elastic or silk beltings
in all colors, a special
price on these
Men's mesh shirts and drawers, all
sizes, in ecru, OO
special 4 ZiQ.
50c ribbed shirts and drawers, all
$1.00 Forosknit athletic union suits,
all sizes, Tt
of ginghams, percale and madras;
several styles, sizes to 2 to 6 years
the 75c ones i
Children's Dresses Pretty styles,
round and square necks, 4 length
sleeves, made up chambray, per
cales, white and tan shades, sizes
6 to 14 years, $1.75
ENGLISH TISSUES A fresh, new lot Just in; sheer and dainty in pretty
blue, tan, helio, pink and black an 1 white styles, the same quality you
w ill pay 25c for, at a yard " 18
Potted Plants for a Cent
The green house man said: "Getting too warm in
my glass housa; come clean me out," and we did.
Fine healthy plants, a penny 1
At 8:30, none before; quantity limited.
Mr, Howe, the Cake Man
He needs no introduction, you all know him best cake man in Amer
ica, bar none. We say it advisedly.
Mr. Howe is again able to give his Individual attention to the cake de
partment. That means the best cakes and the best of service. You don't
know cake if you haven t tried Mr. Howe's cakes. Telephone for one.
You will be glad.
Heavy retinned wash
boilers, with copper bot
tom and stationery han
dles, $1.25 value Friday
while 50 last, tfy
Slip on rain coats, tan
shades, plaid back, all
sizes, on sale
Big Lace Curtain
89c, $1.19, $1.29 a pair.
Exceptional values In
made of best cotton,
beautiful plain and fig
ured centers. Per pair
$1.20, $1.19 qq
not like it, but that, without the(dering from us daily,
names, ne would recognize tnis story
and would remember the night, in
Rock Island, 111., 20 years ago, when
he took her hand and she said;
her she must be out of door. Then j at her request. She fears he would
NEGLECT THE CARE OF YOUR SCALP
AND V01 HAIR WILL BECOME A DISGRACE
Tho hair is more exposed and
hence more lrable to accumulate dust
end dirt than any other portion of
In spite of this the hair receives,
as a rule, the least attention and no
real effort is made to keep it healthy.
If the dandruff germ is allowed to
work unmolested and the scalp be
comes crusted with dirt accumula
tions, one may expect the hair to die
and fall out. There is no cause for
surprise in this phenomenon: It is
natural and happens in eery in
stance where the care of the hair and
sialp is overlooked.
The one sure remedy which pre
vents the loss of hair and permits k
healthy, luxuriant growth is found iii
The dandruff germ cannot live ol
a head to which Herpicide is regu
larly applied. The germ dies. Th.
hair ceases to fall. The terrible itch
ing stops almost instantly.
That is what Newbro's Herpicidt
Newbro's Herpicide in F.0 cent and
$1 sizes is sold by al 1 dealers who
guarantee it to do all that is claimed.
If you are not satisfied your money
will be refunded.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Luchniann's inn is now open.
Humane society; call west 133S-K.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Indies' white buckskin button ox
fords at Dolly Bros.'
Kerler Rug company for vacuum 1
cleaning and rug-making.
Dr. Alfred Stocker has moved his '
office to 611 Best building. 1
A cool, delightful spot, I.uchmann's j
inn, now open for the season.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work; 152C-1528 Fourth avenue.
Lawn mowers sharpened and
City Steam laundry, Reid & Bollman,
for first class laundiy work. No crack
ed collars or cuffs. Give us a trial.
We will please you. 417 Seventeenth
Ralph Stanton will be glad to see
you at the Club smoker, where he has
a full line of cigars, tobacco, pool,
l ews, etc. Remember the place, 19ul
The Electric Construction and Ma
chine company, the greatest display of .
electrical supplies, shades, fans and!
motors to keep you cool on the hot '.
sultry summer days. j
Baker's laundry calls for your i
laundry and uses the most sanitary ;
methods with modern machinery,
making your clothes pure and sweet j
and white as snow. ,
Dunsmore and O'Connell smoke i
house and billiard parlors, corner of I
Twentieth street and Fourth ave- j
nue. Every brand of good cigars and j
all kinds of smokers' supplies.
Horst & Strieter company, auto
ized. Everything in tobaccos, cigars
and smokers' suprlies. Man is never
better satisfied than when smoking
their choice brands.
Phil. S. Wilcher, the leading tin
and sheet metal worker. It will pay
you to learn about the Weir furnace.
It has the reputation of giving you
the greatest heat and consumes
about one-half less coal.
Never before has our stock of new
spring designs been so complete.
Watches, clocks, cut glass and jewel
ry. A call to our store will convince
that you can do better by purchasing
your graduation or wedding presents
of Fred Bleuer, the jeweler.
We will look for von at our dem
onstration of Dr. Price's fruity des-i Tiicf Qpn Tfllf Cnrn
works save you the middleman's i
profits. From 15 to 25 per cent saved
on every monument and all kinds of j :
monumental work. Call at our shop I p 1 Vr T
on Second avenue and see for your- impend lour Vacation on
W. C. Hubbe, wall paper and paint
store, 1612 Fourth avenue, has paint
ed and papered the largest number
of houses in Rock Island and every
person will recommend his work and
materials. Every job fully guaranteed.
Northern Steamboat Co.
Upper Mississippi River
THE FINEST TIJIP IN THE WOKLII
news all the time. Tba
1619 Third ave-
paired at Fiebig's,
Our B. B. serge at $33 is the best
value ever offered. J. B. Zimmer's
Six per cent farm mortgages. Kit
ten & Roberts, People's National bank
Milan artesian water, approved by
city and state, delivered daily.
Phone West 1770.
C. A. SVeidel's drug store, the
oivic vi M""mj. vain; iu urugs ; Jong wear
counts for everything. friends.
garage, the finest in Rock Island
Their Moline car is the acme of auto
perfection. A ride in this car will
convince you it is the car to buy.
The Cable music house has been
having a good trade in pianos and
talking machines. Free entertain
ment at our store. Come and hear
some of the selections that are new.
The Boston Shoe company shoe
store will please and satisfy your
wants in reliable up-to-date foot
wear, giving you solid comfort and
You will tell your
8-vid 10 cents in stamps for book-!
let and sample to the Herpicide com- five-ply and six-ply, from
pany. Dept. S., Detroit, Mich.
Applications at the good barber
Young & McCombs Cooperative
Store company, epecial agents.
Bicycles & Motorcycles
$5 to SIO Per Pair
Garden hose in three-ply, four-ply, i The Carnenter Coal roranany has
10 cents to supplied hundreds of Rock Island
is ronra I hunn nn Av I li i f - I . :i: . i.
. u.a. i iaiuiiies wua oest graoes oi nara ana , ufacturing company.
You need it today. Good garden soft coal that give excellent tatisfac- building material for
hose. e can furnish you any quan- : tion. That is tee kind they sell at
tity you need. Channon & Dufva. all times.
Coal, coal, coal. The Rock Island i Mueller Lumber company will en
Fuel company will deliver to you all table you to build a fine house or barn
cut of the choicest select lumber and
you will be surprised and yet pleas
ed to learn the low prices they are
Simmons & White, new and second
hand stores, two big stores,
largest in the Etate. Their
1 the best grades of hard and soft coal
I Strecker & Lewis, wholesale and re-
tail agents for Sauitas the washable
: wail covering for kitchens and bath
j Sterling Clothing company, H. Ru
ben, proprietor, is making the low
est prices on clothing and shoes ever
! Ward & McMahon will give you
estimates on your plumbing, steam
and hot water heating that will save
' you money.
Save your lawns and Bowers. Hose, j
; the reliable kind. We have no cheap !
V. - ri , At 1 A. AA I
tnaonoa & uuiva. :
i Lerch Greve, wall
slaughter sale will commence in a
few days. Goods will be sold at un
heard of prices. Everything goes.
1517-1519 Second avenue.
Souders Laundering company at
601-303 Twelfth street. This laundrj
! is equipped with the very latest mod-
day. The Mill store.
E. E. Lamp, plumbing, steam and
hot water heating, gas fitting. His
efficient knowledge of tho business
justly entitles him to your patronage.
His shop has all modern equipments.
Everything in plumbing supplies.
Math's bakery and confectionery
store, the finest in the trl-citles-Bread,
cakes, pies, cookies and hot
rolls. They can't be beat. Most
people say they are superior to any
home baking. Let them serve you.
W. L. Gansert's candy factory.
Rock Island's most important indus
try. Chocolates, creams and cara
irels are sold by all first class con
fectioners and grocers. Call for
Gansert's and get the purest and best.
Gus A. Jencke msi&Ic 6tore gives
the finest entertainment for old and
young. The great Edison phono
graph and all the latest recorus to
select from. You will make life
worth while by coming to this store.
The Rock Island Lumber and Man-
houses, barns, granaries. We will
give you an opportunity to save a big
per cent. Let us be of service to
Bowlby's music store for high
grade pianos and musical instru
ments. I'ianos that have tone, har
mony and durability. The bett that
money will produce is to be found in
The i Bowlby's pianos and talking ma
The New Com Cure "GETS-IT" Gets It.
fOrn. nn "linrtnj !
lit-forr I ittnic
Gone on Tti.i1n !
A ft.T I Hint,
Kock Island to St Pan
Commencing June 1, leaves Rock
Island every Saturday at 3 p. m.
Take a pleasant short trip to Clin
ton, returning on the I. & I. railway.
STEAMER HELEN BLAIR
Leaves for Muscatine and Burling
ton every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday at 4 p. m.
Making connections at Burlington
for Ft. Madison, Keokuk, the big
dam and Quincy.
R.W. LSMONT, Agent
W. A. BLAIR, Gen. Mgr.
Office foot Nineteenth street.
Telephone West 188.
"GKTS-1T" is thp new corn curt: r.n a
n"w .Ian. that in as harmless t. the
skin a water, hut. f.laz'-s, how It wukn'
Nothing to Mtirk "r hurt I.o. ami ! -h'iM.
y".ir corn romes out. Voti rl r nr.
have to rlrm It out. Every owner of a,
corn, callous, w.-irt or bunion i K"jnK
la pet the surprise of a lifetime.' No
rnorf !KKiiiK at corn", no more sli- inK
with razors ani lrnwln hl-.o.i. jio more
hioori riotKon. no more Miekmt;
"OKTS-IT" is old nt all Jrui.siH' at
2", rents a r.ottle, or -nt direct by K.
Lawrenre & Co.. Chicago.
M. R. Iglehart marble and granite
ern machinery, turning out work that
is not surpassed by any laundry in V
T. S. O'Hara. flour and feed store. !
paper And ; i v-avin? a hi? trade n stork ar.d i
taint store, will help you select any!poultry food Dr. Hess' stock food '
of tie 1&12 designs in wall paper for tf, t.n. ch h '
all kinds of poultry. It makes the j
bens lay every day. j
Kain and Reinhardt cisar store still i
your come, zuoz t ourtn avenue.
Bartlett Bros.' teas. otfee, spices.
extracts and baking powders have no
equal. One thousand people axe or-
takes tie iead. M.ost liberally patroa- j r -;
Telephone West 2089.
T & SIEVERT
1603 Second Avenue.
Ilock Island, IiL
Open day and night.
Second Hand Store
Pays the highest cash prices
for stoves, furniture, carpets,
rugs, castoff clothing, shoes,
bats and tools of all kinds.
We buy, sell or trade anything
Give us a call.
The red front.
1505 Second Ave.
Q ' -P 'J i jS , A 1:1, o
Q ;. a V - -
Tempting His Appetite
v ith food that is nourishing at
the tame time you can do
when papa's appetite has failed
him. "Spring fever-' can be
niiiifctered to and alleviated by
eating rich, delicious and
wholesome ice cream, such as
is made of the choicest ingredi
ents at our store.
O 1718-1T1M Second Avenue.
I'lione Wet TA.