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TBJS AHei75, TniiBSDAT, DECEMBER 17, 1903.
Do You Believe 4,
T c? ; 1 TV 1 T
ah oavmg nuuey.
If you dn, there is no better
way than by doing1 all your gro
cery trading at our store. We J
always have a complete stock of
fresh groceries, and we are
Save You Money
if you will but place jour or
ders with us. Choice, fresh
dairy butter and fresh country
eggs a specialty.
In. P. F. NELSON'S $
4. uasn urocery. ,
X PHONE WEST 1137. T
4. 2025 Fourth Avenue. X
Bring- us your old disc records that
you have grown tired of (either Co
lumbia or Victor), and we will ex
change them for the new Improved
Columbia Disc Uecords. We will al
low you 30 cents for your 10-inch
record and other sizes in proportion.
The new Improved Columbia Keeords
arc of elegant workmanship and are
a decided advancement in the art of
record making-. They have a full,
sweet tone, and owing- to the manner
in which they are made they have a
less scratching- tone; the needle seems
to run smoother on the record. We
also wish to introduce to your notice
the new Grand Opera Sound Box,
vvhieh is designed to obviate the
scratch of the needle and at the same
time retain the full volume of tone.
We will exchange the new Grand
Opera Sound Box for any of the old
style Columbia sound boxes now on
the market. Call at our warerooms
and g-ct our plan of exchang-e. We
carry the largest line of records in
Graphaphcne headquarters at
' 1 000-1 COO 's Second Avenue.
until the last few days before
Christ mas to buy your Christ
mas box of candy. Come in
now, and g-ct tin' first pick of
the most beautiful line of box
roods ever -exhibited in the
three cities. We have all size
Lowney's, Huyler's, Gunther's,
Funke's, Allegretti's and
We also have a tine line of
candy to be put up in your
own choice fancy box. Do not
fail to take one home to your
chiidrcu, parents, or sweet
Old Thone 1156 Xew ThoneGlSG.
1716-1718 Second Avenue
1 Save Your Coupons.
During months of Novem
l)cr and December, ending
Dec. 24 at 9:30 p. m., will
be presented with a beauti
valued at $300.
Viano on exhibition at store.
Coupon Are Transferable
Young & HcCombs.
Teeth Extracted Free.
Gold Crowns 22k $3 to
Silver Fillings. 50c.
Artificial Teeth, on best Rub
ber Filling, . S5. and $8.
Dr. M a. tt hew. Dentist.
1823 2nd Ave. Opp. Harper House.
MISS MIXTER BRIDE
Wedding With Frederic Brown
Wells at Broadway Pres
IS TEI-CITY SOCIETY EVENT
Service Said by Rove. Marquis and
Wells Keception at Mixter
Miss Florence Louise Mixter. daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Trunk Mixter,
TIM Twentieth street, ast evening be
came the bride of Frederic lirown
Wells, of Shawnee. Okla., the nuptials
takiii"- place at S o'clock at the
Kroadway Presbyterian church. The
service was said by Kev. V. S. Mar
quis. I). 1).. pastor of the church, and
Itev. K. Livingston Wells, of St. Luke's
Kpiscopal church, ISridgeport, Conn.
The Kpiscopal service was use:!. The
church was filled with the friends of
the bride in the tri-eities. it being- one
of the larpre social weddings of the
It was a rose wedding, the decora
tions of the church consisting simply
of this flower with a background of
palms. Miss Elizabeth Cliamberlin
was maid of lienor, and Miss Suzanne
Preston, Kingston, X. V., and the
Misses Nancy Stewart, Sarah Dart and
Alice Keator. bridesmaids. Mr. Wells
was attende I by Crissy I)e Forest
Harral, of Ilridgeport, Conn., as best
man. and 15. 1). Connelly, II. 1'. Cur
tis, Pen Mitchell, and William Mixter,
the brother of the bride, as ushers.
Pefore the arrival of the bridal
party ..tiss Florence Chaniberlin, vio
linist, with Mrs. .1. W? Cook, of Chi
cago, presiding at the organ, gave a
short musical program, consisting of
"Oh. Promise Me." "Love's Old Sweet
Song," "Kvening Song," from Tanu-
hauser and Mendelssohn's "Spring
Song." The Lohengrin inarch was
played for the entrance of the wed
ding party and Mendelssohn's for the
At S:H( a reception was held at the
hmne f the bride's parents, where a
large company of friends gathered
to bestow their congratulations. The
home decorations were roses and
Gowns of Bridal Part-.
The bride's gown was of white sat
in en train trimmed with Ibu-liesse
point lace, with full length veil. Her
bouquet was of roses and lilies of the
valley. Miss Chaniberlin wore pink
crepe de chien and the bridesmaids
white net trimmed with garlands of
To any person
closing out sale is not a genuine
closing out sale. The greatest
Ctocf(jS9 Ch ina
flnda Splendid r
Line of OOySm
Now is the chance to buy Christ
mas presents at prices so low
that they will close them out in
a short time.
Call at once end get
loads qf goods for a lit
tle money at
Closing Out Sale.
20th St., Rock Island.
pink roses. The maids' bouquets were
Mr. and Mrs. Wells will be at Imne
to their friends nt Shawnee, Okla.,
after Feb. 1. ,
The guests from abroad were Mr.
and Mrs. C. ('. Ferris, Detroit, Mich.;
Henry Hoover, Henrietta, I. T.; Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Cook, Shawnee, Okla.;
Miss ISradley, State College, Pa.;, Mrs.
K. Wells, Southport. Conn.; Mrs. A. 11.
Wilson, Chicago and Miss Stodlard,
SCRAPS OF NEWS.
As a result of Sunday's wreck on
the Milwaukee road near Adel, Iowa,
a movement has been inaugurated to
prevent railroads employing operators
in the state under 21 years of age. It
has been shown that the Adel wreck
was caused through the failure of a
17-year-old operator to deliver a mes
sage. The county clerk at Clinton. Iowa,
has received application for a mar
riage license in which the groom.
Kiev Markham. is SO and the bride-to-be
During last season Kock river was
thoroughly, examined by hunters for
clam beds and a chart was prepared
showing all the more important plac
es where every one is to be found. It
is believed that Heck river has some
The Ki.ck Falls members of the bar
bers' union, feeling that they had little-
chance for success while compet
ing with the unfair barbers of that
city. l;ave severed their connections
with the organization and notified the
officers of the union to that effect
Tuesday evening. They have done
what they considered for the best
and are not condemned for their ac
tion by union men. They will adopt
the same scale oi prices that has been
charged by the unfair shops rf the
city and every narber in the city will
work for tratle on his own merits.
A Frightened Horse,
Illuming like mad down the street,
dumping the occupants, or a hundred
other accidents, are every -day occur
rences. It behooves everybody to have
a reliable salve handy, and there's
none as good as lUicklen's Arnica
Salve, llurns, cuts, sores, eczema and
piles disappear quickly under its
soothing: effect. 25 'cents, at llartz &
Ullemeyer's drug1 store.
Dajton, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Simpson.
"Everything disagreed with me and
baby until I used Kocky Mountain Tea.
Xow baby sleeps and grows like a
w eed." S.i cents. T. II. Thomas' phar
macy. 0.0 0
who can prove
BALL BANNER ONE
Rock Island Police Put all Former
Functions Into Clear Last
BOTH THE HALLS ARE CROWDED
Merrymaking Continues Until Well
Into tbe Hour ot
"I'm down and out this morning,"
said Nellie, 'the chief pie pusher at a
Second avenue restaurant. "It was '.i
bells and then some when 1 registered
at home. So you'll either have to or
der mighty slow, and repeat,-or else
write it down, 15ut I don't care. Had
a time this old girl will remember,
l'olicenjen ought to give more dances.
They know how to drum up the
crowd, fi r they were certainly all on
the floor last night. Nought a ticket
and didn't go? Well. I always thought
you was a live one. Needn't think yon
would have been the only married
man there. 1 saw dozens of them.
Suppose they told their wives they
had heavy lodge doings on. I don't
see how any man could afford to pass
it up, and by the size of the crowd I
guess they weren't many who missed
"Me and .len you know she is my
side kick we hlevv in along about
!:30. The festivities were just get
ting the prrper swing to them. You
know it makes me weary to drop into
a fiance hall and see a Hock of long
faced hens keeping the walls warm.
When 1 goes to a fiance I'm in for a
warm time. Don't believe in piking.
Not for your auntie. There wasn't
any in the line last night that I saw.
Well, when we hit the glare everybody
was getting sociable. Of course, we
were not strangers, and it was not
long until we were in the middle of
the crowd as busy as the next one.
.lea Too Good Looking.
"Another order of eggs! Say, I'd
give a whole lot to have that appetite
of your'n right now. Jen, you know.
she gets excited so easily. Course
she's a lovely girl, and all that, and I
wouldn't say a word against her for
the woidd, but she makes me tired
when she mixes in a dance bunch.
Course she's a pretty good looker, and
she kind o lets it get into her noodle
that he ought to have the electric
lights f ii her all the while. lUit I
stand for it all right, because I know
her so well. Yen know her steady,
Dan, he fires on the liurlington be
tween here and Savanna. He laid otT
last night for-the fiance.
"Say, you'll founder yourself, if you
don't cut this out. Three cups f
cotVce is a little strong, hut jnt be
tween you and me that goods jou get
here will never hurt .you no ltiore
than hot water. Dan had never met
my flame, .foe is the best what is. He
don't make much of a flash, and he is
not a great talker, but I want to tell
you he's got a whole lot of book learn
ing in his noggin, and. furthermore,
he has a lovely big roll up here in the
bank, and he's going If) do the right
thing by me Christmas. I can jus't
see him bringing in that present now.
"Well, along about 12 the four of
us met, and goes out for an oyster
stew. When we returned we were in
shape for the real doings. You know
the fun never st;irts in earnest at
these parties until along after mid
night. That's the only't hing I've got
against llirm. Doth hulls were jam
med. The floors was that crowded
that when the orchestra loosened yon
didn't know whether you would finish
the lap wjth the partner you started
with or some other fellow. During
the 'Strollers waltz oh! I '-could juxt
pass away dancing that some big
duffer who did not have manners
enough to remove his ov?reoat, and
couldn't fiance no more than "a rabbit,
butted into me and doe. and I took a
Ilrodie on the floor, anil got a kick in
tlir ribs that nearly drew me a ride in
the ambulance. I never saw Joe mad
before, lie sent me to my chair, and
went after the duck that knocked me
flown. I was so afraid there was go
ing to be trouble, and I sent for Jen
and Dan. Hut just then Joe comes
tripping up the hall with the big gaz
aboo trailing after him. I accepted
his apologies, and all wa's'lovely after
that. Later in the evening I danced
with him. Joe told me his name, and
said that they both belonged to the
same lodge. I guess if the big fellow
hadn't given Joe the distress signal he
would have, got a beating.
Knnnri Up nt Turner Hall.
"We drifted fiver to Turner hall at
1. It was fast and furious there. This
was the favorite spot for the drink
ers. You see it's so handy just duck
into the bar after every fiance. When
we arrived it looked as though the
whole party had put in the most of
the time at the bar. Of course, we
had to be in the swim, ami we had a
few rounds. Hut you know I don't
drink to amount to anything. Never
take more than seven or eight drinks
in an evening. Think that is enough
for any decent 'girl. Jen she can put
away more than me, and she always
helps me out when they come tot)
"A glass of water on top of that?
Well, surely you are the limit, (lee!
but I'm tired and a big dinner today.
Oh, this work is killing me. So long."
Pall la Record Hrukrr.
The ball was the largest attended
and most : successful in -financial re
turns of any ever held before 'tinder
the auspices of the Kock Island police
department. Chief Phil JliHer and the
members of the day force were pres
ent, arrayed in uniform, buttonhole
bouquet and diamonds. - The diamonds
were not of the Barrios quality, eith
er. Not quite that good. Hut they
made the noise just the same. At 11
o'clock a banquet was served to the!
councils of the tri-eities and the po
lice departments, both Davenport and
Moline being well represented. The
grand march, which was to have been
the feature of the ball, at the last mo
ment was declared off, the lady who
had been rehearsed for leafier, having
been disappointed by her dressmaker.
The dancing continued until -1 o'clock
Chief Miller stated today that about
$600 would be cleared from the ball.
Foster, Dec. 17. Supervisor V.
1 (lillett went to Keek Island Tues
day to be present at the session of
the board of supervisors.
Miss Mae 1'eynolds and brother IJoy
spent a couple of flays in Kock Island
Mr. and Mrs. 1). L. Ripley spent a
few tlays last week wilh Clay Kipley,
of IVf ersville.
Samuel Spickler is buying stock for
Mrs. Kosa Spolink, of Fertlin ml, V
confined at the Hershey hospiVil in
Muscatine, where she will undergo an
opei at i. n.
Presiding FIder FrUelle, of Kock
Island, came flown Saturday ami con
ducted quarterly meeting services at
Illinois City Sunday.
Mr. ami Mrs. D. L. Kipley, Mr. and
Mrs. William Kipley and Mrs. Herbert
Foster and daughter, Miss Katharine,
were Sunday visitors at the Watson
The (iei man-American Telephone
company held its annual meeting at
(ietirge Freyerniut h's last Wednesday
afternoon. The following were elect
ed to office: Prescient, Dr. Hendle;
vice president, Thomas Watson; sec
retary. F. W. Mewes, and treasurer,
Marston, Dec. 17. A. N. Hlack and
wife, cf Heebe. Ark., are making an
extended visit with Mrs. Mack's niece,
Mrs. W. S. St ruble.
Mrs. J. 15. Klliott. Yirgil Struble,
Cleoua Donahue anil Nathan Fland
ers are reported as having been under
the doctor's care for the past week.-
At present all are improving.
Extensive preparatit ns are being
made for the celebration of Christmas
at the Antioch Ktiptist church Christ
mas eve. Miss (Jrace Harrows will
have charge of the program. A Christ
mas tree will be fine of the features
of the evening's entertainment.
Carroll Man-ton, who has been ill
with pneumonia, is improving and
able to sit up a part of the time.
Day Hull and Dscar Lamb have re
turned from. Letts. Iowa, where they
have been employed on a farm for the
past year. Mr. Hull will have charge
of his father's farm next year and Mr.
Lamb will serve as assistant.
Considerable corn has changed
lianas th past two weeks. Most of
the farmers having corn to sell have
sold and the heavy feeders of stock
are nearly all supplied, so that a scar
city in this vicinity is not at all prob
able. Allied D. Klliott. of Marstoii. and
Miss Florence Fisher, of Uuftalo Prai
rie, were unite 1 in marriage at the
M. 12. parsonage at Illinois City last
Wednesday by Jlev. K. I.. Sheppard, of
that' place. The groom i.s a son of
Supervisor N. fi. Klliott and is an in
dustrious and ambitious young- man
of good hqbits. " The bride is one of
the most popular young- women of
West Huffalo Prairie. At. present they
arc making their home with the
groom's parents. A host of friends
wish them a happy pilgrimage through
Albert Lamb, 5 years old. who has
been-ill for some time with kidney
truuble ii still very poorly. The dis
ease is aggravated by a severe case of
dropsy, and there is little hope for
A. W. Klliott. who has alre.ady
shown himself a man of business by
managing a farm, shipped live stock
ami breeding registered .Hereford cat
tle, has recently launched a new en
terprise that may make him famous
after the new v railroad passes
through here. He is now a wholesale
meat packer on a small scale, ami it is
not improbable that some time he
will be a stumg competitor of Swift
All the news all the time
Big Cvit in Meats
AT (JILMOKK'S PACK
INO IIOCSK MAKKKT.
Owing to recent decline in live
stock we are able t make the
following low prices:
(ifiofl sirloin steak,
per pound..' lUv
(iood pfirterhou.se steak, 4 -
per pound UL
(iood round steak,
Good rib roast, .
per pound A. w
Good chuck roast, 4f
per pound UU
Good bojling beef, .lr
per pound Tw
Good.ptrk joins, .. , Q-
Good pork shoulders, -ry
per pound v, w
.Spare ribs 7-
Open Saturdays until 9 p. m.
W. H. Tremecntif Mgr.
Useful Holiday Gifts
When You Need Money, Write,
Call or Telephone Us.
And you can get it on short notice and without publivitv .
Your furniture, piano, lmr.es. wagons or other personal
property vvi'I be .security for what you need and they re
main undisturbed in your possession, dust let us know
what you want anil ''
We Will Send ovir Confidential Agent to
and fix the matter up at your own home. There are no ad
vance charges and no charges of any kind unless we make
von a loan. Any amount from $10 upwards. Any time
from one month to me year, llest terms, reliable meth
ods. Let us show you how easy we make it for you to
repay a loan made of us.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell & Lynde block, Room 88. Office hoars 8 a. m. to 6 p.
m. ana Saturday eveninga. Telephone west 1514. New telephone
about useful, givable gifts for ladies',
gentlemen and children.
Magnificent Line of
Solid Gold Jewelry
And many other
erous to mention.
FRED BLEUER, Jeweler
1702 2nd Ave.
Dtrii Blotlc. Old 'Phone 1148. New
Hand Painted China
Silver Toilet Sets
articles too num
Rock Island. J
we are kept so busy is that
our plumbing' work gives per
feet satisfaet ion, and the ma
terials we use are in keeping1
with the vj-rk. First come,
lirst i-erved, is the rule here,
so get your orders anil inquir
ies for estimates in early.
112 West Seventeenth 81
Just ask your doctor all about
it. He will tell you "It is the
best blood medicine you can
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