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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1913.
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Tomorrow and Wednesday
The last shipment is in, stocks are now complete, and we are ready with all that is new and correct
in Spring fashions. A visit here will be like a step into the midst of Spring with its bright flowers,
gay colors, its warmth and beauties. Variety is the strong note in the new fashions. One may
follow fashion's novelties or carry out one's most modest ideas without o'erstepping the bounds
of style. In the displays will be seen the best the markets, afford in
Coats, suits, dresses
Designers have gone to the far east for their
inspirations, their color harmonies. This is
seen in the more extreme models in the drap
ed skirts, and in the daring combinations of
deep colors blues, greens, golds, reds. There
is a strong play of elegant materials, soft, sup
ple cloths, rich brocades, all typical of the
magnificence of oriental courts. The Balkan
influence is evident in the belted garments,
the bloused effects, the lowered waist-line, and
the prominence given to Bulgarian colors and
designs. These designs and color harmonies
find their way into the many styles in the
form of trimmings. Every new mode that the
best fashion experts have deemed correct finds
a place in these opening displays.
Suits from $1150 to $93
Coats from $5 to $53
Dresses from $5 to $50
In variety, in originality, in novelty the
hats are indeed alluring. One sees not only
beautiful creations by our own milliners, but
the loveliest of hats from great New York
artists. So entirely different are these new
hats that one must view the displays in order
to really grasp the distinct changes in style.
Variety is the strong note, and it is a season
of wonderful color effects. One sees hats of
straw, of braids, of silk, of satin. Hats with
flowers in stalks, in bunches or dainty buds
placed with precision. Hats with slender
feathers reaching to unusual heights. Hats
with hardly a brim, and hats just large enough
for a single feather. Smallness is the only es
sential, otherwise, choose what becomes you.
This isa display of millinery that should be
visited by every woman anxious to know
the correct fashions.
Special 50 smart tailored hat for street wear;
becoming shapes; special for the opening at $5.
BY ELSIE ENDK OTT.
K.SS1K JA KON fhlv-1
cred and shrank .nto
the corner of Uer seat, i
There i 1:0 other
jjr cinders, blew through
J the open window
alead of her. A dull
sky outside was dark
rntng over the rw spring day.
Warned by her chilled condition,
the girl leaned toward the florid,
nuitere Individual before her.
"Will you not kindly close the win
low?" she asked. "The wind it naont
The austere lady turned and look
ed with tnerollens scrutiny over the
(Irl's neat. Inexpensive attire.
"I connot breathe In this oppressive
atmosphere." she said conclusively,
and settled herself again in her
The girl's heart yearned for the
runny skies an', the joyous freedom
of her old southern home. How could
she endure thts depressing northern
sky that looked down so sullenly,
these rushing, hurried, northern peo
ple who regsrded her so indifferent
ly? On this eve of Memorial Day ihe
felt drawn to her father's (trave the
pathetic grave of a southern soldier
under on alien sky there to settle
a question that was tormenting her
As uie I rain approahfd a station, j
ite girl rose, resolved to obtain an-1
otl.rr seat if any wore ' ara'vl. a
sudden jerk of the car lur h"1 her j
half across the aise and she would I
nave fa len heavily had not a young
man. romii'f in from the smoker at
the rear, sprtinc ti- her assistance.
"Jejsie"' he crieit in wonderment,
t-adinjr her with Ills strong ar:n.
And J.-ie found herself looking re
luctantly into tt-.e kindlius eyes of
" You are going up to Milford? So
b;ii I. "ome, 1 have a seat bat k here'
and a warm coat yiU are shivering j
in this draft."
Gathering her belonsin.ss. he led i
i her to a seat and wrapped her in a
great coat, the fur linings of which
embraced her comfortingly. Then he
seated" hin,self beside her. I
"TUis is gre at luck, my finding you '
, like this. It is so lonely on these lit
tle side line at eight. I've tiied to
see you in the city. Jessie, but i!
I haven't had success in my endeav
She detected a- Injured tone in
, his voice and braced herself against
'the longing it roused within her.
' Was life always going to be a hard,
struggling against circumstances, she'
I wondered a littie wearily.
"I thought it tetter If I did not
see you." she said very gently.
"I cannot see why, Jessie. Do you
find It so eas.v to get on aione in a
big city that you can scorn the pres
ence of a friend?"
"On the contrary, i find It very
hard." Uer voice caught In a little
sob in spite of her self-command, and .
his hand c losed over hers in silent :
The girl felt suddenly faint with a 1
longing to let her fingers cling to his,
Xo let him love and protect and care
for her. But lnbtead, she sat up very j
straight and rigid. Now she must j
face the ordeal she had bo often post-'
poned by her rpfusal to see him.
And ?he ;nust fare it as her brave j
fathr long years ago faced battle ,
and defeat: as her lovely mother
fared loss and privation!
"It is much hetfer for us both that
we do not see each other, Herbert,"
she began with her unvarying sen
tlenes. ' since things cannot be as
you wish. You could help me in
many ways, but see, you are not hap
p even when vou are with me! You
cannot help arting as If I belong to
you -I am not blaming you. but it
gives a wrocg impression thet would
hurt me more than it helped."
"But why is it Impossible? I am
poor, dear, but I'd work for you,
fight for you If need be, love you.
Surely Jessie. I can give you more
tnat you can get from the world
His humility rut her like a knife.
He looked fine and strong, and her
heart swelled with prtde In him.
O. my dear, my dear." she cried,
clinging to his hand suddenly, des
perately, "it is no you that I doubt,
it is myself. I lack the courage!"
"You are afraid to marry me?"
"Not afraid of you, dear boy, but
r.rald of the poverty, and of my In
ability to cope with it! I do sot k&ow
bow to be a poor man's wife; it t asked quietly.
would be harder for you than for She drew back Into the depth of
nie! I do not know how to work i the great coat, sobbing softly,
or manage: the other girls in our of-! "It would be madneft," she said at
ne live well with what keeps me I last. "I am going to end it all. I am
poorly. It isn't that I do not try, it going back south."
'THIS IS GREAT LUCK. ME FINDING YOU LIKE THI3."
simply isn't possible to me. I would
be willing to starve with you, or for
you. Herbert, but I am not willing to
keep you starving the rest of your
"But if I should
"Yon cannot go back there to
work!" he cried. "You have not
"No, cot to work." she murmured
i "You mean," he hesitated, "there
preier starring ; is another man?
ifor jou to affluence without you?" he "Yea," very faintly.
The fingers he crushed In his own
were ice. He withdrew his hand
slowly, and there was a long silence.
"You will let me take you to my
aunt?" he asked, as they neared the
nttie station that was their destina
tion. "Oh, no!- She shivered In the
"Then at least you must let me
see you safely to the hotel."
All night she lay upon her hard
bed In miserable consciousness.
And though the grudging morn
ing brought neither warmth nor sun
light there came a his- hm ,.f
pensive flowers to her humble little
room witn the card of the man with
"O. I ought to be elad tnr thr,
she thought contritely, conscious of
cer lnairrerence. "I must learn to ac
cept the pleasures, that come along
Laden with the fragrant hu i.
she made her way sadly to the hum
ble corner wnere her father had been
laid for his last, long rest. Already
flags were fluttering in the crisp
wind over the o-ravea nf th niji.r.
whose memory would be honored lat
er in the day.
j At sight of the spot, the girl's pre
, clous costly burden dropped unheed
j ed to the ground. The corner was
j sweet with delicate spring blossoms
j that crowded the place for room the
I dar. old-faahion things that used to
bloom in the old Virginia gardea.
With a sob she dropppd to her knees
and burrled her face among the ten
What If they were only humble
lllles-of-the-valley and tulips and hy
acinths? A love and thoughtfulness
and labor that no money could buy
had planted them there for her sake.
With their fragrance, she seomaw to
draw In a great understanding lesson
that healed her heart.
When she saw the solitary, tall fig
ure across the quiet place, she knew
she had eipected him.
"Herbert," she said, holding out
He took them In silence, looking at
her radiant face.
"I did not understand, dear," she
smiled bravely. "I did not have faith
enough to see beyond the material
things, to see that you would love
me for what I tried to do for you,
not for what I succeeded in doing."
"My dear, my dear!" he whisp
ered, holding her close. "I must not
let you make a mlstBke do anything
you will regret, dear girl!"
"I am not afraid any more. Her
bert. Wherever we are together is
home, whether under cloud or sun
shine!" Prom the village came the iaohI
of drum and fife calling the pathetic
remnant of veterans together.
"Father will be glad to know," she
whispered, smiling tenderly, that I
dared to '
"Face the music!" finished the
young man, happily. '
C. H. IVp to W. J. Odendahl. lot
block 1 SO. East Moline. 11
Anronette M. Brown to Sheldon H.
Walker, aoutheast quarter, northeast !
quarter section 21, and northwest
quorter. northwest quarter section 22. ,
18. Je. $5,000.
Dennis Keller to George H Croi-by.
lot 3. block 22. old town. Mohr.e. oIbo
lot i, block S, Woods' second addition, j
Noah U Bowser to John L. Gorbam.
tract in sections 32. and 5, townships
17 and 16. 5w. $9,X0.
D. A. Babcock to Joseph DeBiss
chir. lot 5. Jackson T Babcock's ad
dition, Mol;ne. $675.
Gust Ttor to A. G. Abraham, lot 19,
b'. uk 171. East Moline. 1.2'.V
John Onr.en to Eisie Gilbert, north
70 a' res of west half, southeast quar
ter section 17. 19. 2e. $I0.0.
Edward G McRooerts to John and
Claus Rocker, north half, southeast
quarter section 15, 19, 2e, $10,000.
Jennie Hunter to Jacob Cerve, undi
vided 1-45 interest in northwest quar
ter, southweste quarter section 11, IS.
. le. S 1 -.
Elmer G. Johnson to J. W. Simon
son, undivided one-third lot 1, block
2, D. M. Pruden's addition, aiso part
; lots 4. 6 and 6. Rapids City, also lot
?3. block 27. New Shops addition.
East Moline. $-00.
Henry J. Brandt, et al.. to John E.
iWainwripht. south half, northeast
quarter section "5. 19. 2e. $S.''o.
William AUdredge to Charles G. Wal
'ihers, lot II, Belcher 1 Slgsworth s
addition, Port Byron, $350.
j Henry J. Brandt, et al., to Mary R.
iGenniug. southeast quarter, northwest
(quarter section 35, 19, 2e, $5,000.
! NESTS OF SEAWEED.
: Floating Homes For Flying Fish In the
! Sargasso Sea. I
j Science is beginning to know a good
j deal more than It formerly did about
i that strange "drowned, meadow" in
; the Atlantic ocean southwest of the ;
j Azores which Is called the Sargasso!
It Is, as is well understood, a va&f
accumulation of a kind of seaweed
which, upheld at the surface of the
water by innumerable rittle air vessels
that act as floats, is continually re
newed by the breaking up of Its fronds
and the growth of the broken parts.
Many fishes have established their
homes in it as well as numerous swim
ming crabs, small cuttlefish and quite
a variety of other creature.
Most remarkable of all its Inhabit
ants Is the mouse fish, which has pec
toral fins developed in such a way as
to resemble arms. By these it hoida
oo to the (roods of the .ecd a crea
ture of solitary habits, highly carnivo
rous and always waiting for some
prey to come within reach. It is a
fish of very peculiar appearance, with
ever so many queer looking appen
dages, and in color It Imitates closely
the plant that affords it shelter, being
green with white spots.
The flying Bsbes that inhabit the
floating meadow make ball-like nests
out of fronds of the weed as bg as
two flsta. Such balls are found float
ing and appear as if knit together
with elastic threads. Tbey are Oiled
with eggs. Profexsor Louis Agasalx
mistook them tor nests of the mous
fish, but In. i'liei.il.iie Gill, an einl
nent authority, has proved this to bavt
been an error. Ench one of these
nests is composed of a single frond,
which by commen::lns with the slen
derest outer hr.mcblets and peeling
them successively off can be spread
out entire. New York World.
The Fair Purchaser Your eggs sro
all very small today. Mr. Joties M r.
Jones Yes'm, they are. Out I'm tur
I don't know the reason. The Kni'
Purchaser Oh. I expect you r-
them out of the nesu loo soon -Lya-
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