THE ROCK ISLAND, ARGUS. "WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1913.
January , C
Our entire stock of new High Grade
Pianos, Player Pianos and Grands , in
cluded in this great 10 days' Clearance
Sale at prices never before equalled. The regular price
and the sale price marked in plain figures on every
piano, both new and used.
We must, we will, sell this entire stock within the
next few days. A small payment will place any of these pianos in your home.
The balance you can pay in small monthly payments. Bring this ad with you
anil see how little money it will take to secure one of these bargains.
A term of music lessons given absolutely
free to every purchaser of a new viano
during this sale.
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KKCLXTLY TAKEN IX EXCHANGE ALL
IX C;OOI) PLAYING CONDITION
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1 "Wurlitzer Electric Harp, coin slot,
bargains in Used
2.000 Flavor Piano Rolls, I Aft
all Rood; rolls fr ifl.O"
THESE PIANOS ARE IN FIIJST CLASS CON
DITION, ONLY SLIGHTLY USED, BEING
TAKEN RECENTLY IN EXCHANGE FOR
PLAYER PIANOS. ASK TO SEE THESE PI
ANOS. THEY MUST BE SOLD.
Bradley & Sons, (T I OA
mahogany case '. . $ 1
Kimball, ' F J M
walnut case .."T. ...
Halli't & Davis, - SO
mahogany case $ fi fQ
beautiful tone 5 1 tl
Haines Bros., flj 1 TO
large size JJ 5 JO
sjdeixlid condition 3 I 00
Kimball, e 1 7
used short time !lUi
fJei hard. . f 7
mahogany ease $ iO
EVERYONE OF THESE SECOND HAND PI
ANOS IN STOCK AND WILL BE SOLD TO
FIRST BUYERS. ALL GOOD VALUES, AND
WILL LAST MANY YEARS,
Bauer Square Piano,
good condition LL
Ilazeltoji Bros. Square 9
Piano, good condition Dt)
Marshall & Windell . 97
New England T9
Ujiright Piano Out"
fegina Upright '
Tvers & Pond'Upright (PCO
Storo 0en iiveiy
Evening Until h:i)0
4ii 1 H o
121 East Second St.
Davenport, . . Iowa
HY WII.I. FHAT. r
UK crowded eatstboiind
irain rtit-Kor;pl two
pFfuptrs at thf lit
tle r(l station and
then thundered on its
A long stage. ri:i
ty and ramshackle.
I.arkfd up to the
r'.atforra ard the
drivers lusty "All
aboard!" brought the
girl nnd the c-ung man hurrying Into
Its dismal rietl'-
"I a'liose you r for Ferguson's
r!.i'-o." remark d thr driver as lie
turii'd the horse skilfully in t e
'Yes,' said the man rather gruff-'
ly. - iliouht there would be a car
ripe to meet us."
"So-there ha so there has' Been
jTanoln' around here for two or
tl ree hours, t ut I guess they got dis-
K lifted; anyway, they left word fr
me to etay hete till the train came
in and If enone mi bound for their
I.l.n t; to bring 'era along. The train's
fcur hour late as it is. and I don't
f:p;ve them servants want to be
kej-t away from their Christmas din-
'How long will It take U3?" asked)
th0 1rl. :
"A matter of an hour or so." was.
tu unconcprned reply. i
The girl stifled an exclamation of)
annoyance nd she drew attll farther;
away from the vicinity of the morose'
yoiing man. The latter turned upi
the astrakhan 'co'lar of his overcoat;
at.d dropped his chin inio its depths.
They had Ftaried forth that morn
ing so joyfully Polly Standish andi
Derrick Oirdon newly engaged asdi
we to get to Ferguson's
1 Mssfully harpy. Things had gone, as she peered out from the curtained
wrong from the very beginning. i window.
foily's aunt, who was to accom-i The driver was soothing the fright
pany them for the short stay at Fer-jene(l horses and his nut-cracker face
fuson's hospitable country house, wa8 knotted anxiously:
had failed to put in an appearance.1 "I-ot a wheel, by gorry!" be aaid,
and consequently had been left be- j ruefully. "Smashed it to flinders!"
hind. That was vexatious. ' Derrick bad crawled out and stood
Then the train had been delayed I be"1i?,hlP'v. . -
.... anwn uiik, auu uuuug iuc iuui 1 t f) r m
hours' wait in the rld train Polly,
and Derrick haJ quarreled. i
Now they sat as far distant as the
limits of the stage would permit with
their luggage piled In a beap In tbe
"Nice Christmas Day," volunteered
the stage driver In his queer, cracked
voice, as they squeaked over tbe
"Very!" returned Derrick, sarcas
tically. There was a long silence as the
horses plodded up the steep Incline
of tbe mountain. Here tbe snowfall
had been light and only served to
dust the dark green pines and hem
locks with a white powder. ,
The air came through tbe open
front, sweet and spicy. Tbe ocep
wood3 gave back no echo to the thud
of hoofs and the creak of wheels. All
was still save the occasional chirp of
a Junco and the hushing whisper of
a light wind in the trees.
They bad reached the top of a
steep incline and were rolling evenly
over a level stretch when suddenly,
without an instant warning, the
siage crashed down and precipitated
the psengers and luggage in an ig
nominious heap under the driver's
"Are you hurt?" a.-ked Derrick
coid y, as he assisted Po.lv to
"Nc, tlank you
and the young lady better get out
and move about a bit and keep warm.
You might build a fire there's plen
ty of fuel." He was unharnessing
the horses as he spoke.
"Why can't we all ride or better
still. Miss Standish can ride one of
them and I will walk beside her. We
will get there much quicker and can
keep warm and have something to
eat. We're almost starved."
I m pun 1 tin 1 i. J juiii 1 nun 11 wctt iimi iuui .M iHijuifH'.iA-l. pni r
. - j: -. -1, . .j m '
He tethered the ferocious Bob-, brought cushions and blankets from son children were added until tlu
White to a tre by the roadside. Then the stage and prepared a place forilittl tree stood forth bravely in lt
from the space under his seat in tne Polly. j line attire.
st-ge he drew forth a basket covered "Come, Miss Standish." he sftid "l'o'ly!" he called softly. "Polly!
with a white cloth. politely. "If vru will draw near the I i-oliv sat up with starUed eyes
"This here basket has got a Christ-! flre we jj"ave fio;ne dinner." s-fivin his face. For the instant siiO
mas dinner inside my wife fixed it .... ;,i r.u,- ,r 1,1 .1 had forgotten thoir misunderstand-
up for old Miss Henton down to the; , ' "2''. , h, I " J" " , in. hut suddenly their light cloud
ford, but I can stop and get another , ,nf. .er, ,,dnf,, to the blaze ed.
Dasicetrui for the old lady, you two 1 v.T :,J . uu ' ( ome here. Polly, and see our
are welcome to it." ! . . p. V , D,fn,Kel rouna you to, j chrlstmaB tree," urged Derrick.
He clarhbered on the waiting horse , ,ue'B,ea i-erncK. ( Heluctantly she came a rose (lush
Thank you." said Polly without ! stainine her nale cheeks. Hut vet her
THEY HAD A GREAT XMAS DINNER AT FERGCSON'S.
place? Are we near a telephone or
where are we anyway?"
Luke Sanders scratched his ear
thoughtfully. "I took a short road
across 'taiu't the usual route to
F-rgnson's and we ain't near to
todj! Tea miles from anywhere.
fcer.The only thing to do is for me to
, ride one of the horses into the village
tbe said stiffly, , and send back another wagon.. You
Derrick glanced quickly' at the
! stage where Polly's pale face was
trained in the darkened opening.
I "Can't nobody ride Bob-White. A
, jumpin' kangaroo ain't nothtn' to
; that horFe if anybody gits on his
jhack! Just you stay here and make
i ourselves comfortable aid-warm and
I'll be back in the course of an hour
and smiled as bis horny hand closed
around the generous bank note that
Derrick slipped from his pocket.
"Merry Christmas to you ani your
wife, sir," he called back over his
shoulder before he disappeared
around a turn in the road.
Derrick did not dare to look at
Polly Standish; he knew she was sit
ting proud and defiant with a con
temptuous curl on her red lip. In
stead, he stared away through the
aisles of trees, maJe into golden
paths by the later afternoon sun.
It was too bad that Christmas
should hale turned out so disastrous
for them both. There was to be a
jolly party at the Fergusons' and in
the evening a Christmas dance. I'er-
From the basket. Derrick produced 1 straight line.
red lips were obstinately set in a
a large plate loaded with. a generous
Christmas dinner. There were tur-:
key and cranberry sauce, stuffing ;in1 j
mashed potatoes and gravy, turnips i
ana ceiery, ana a whole, mince pie.
'This is our Christmas tree. Pol
ly, dear," snid Derrick, In a low tone
"Youis and mine! Khali we be hap
py and enjoy not only this one. hut
many, many others after, please God?
Derrick manSKed to convov half of' Hay, dear.
the dinner more or less daintily to "O, Derrick, how wicked of us to
the pie plate and thi3 he placed be- : quarrel when we should bo hapnf .
fore Polly. "Eat." he said stern!.
"You will need the nourishment be
fore we reach Fersuxon's."
"I am not a child," said Polly re- :
Derrick did not reply. He fell to i
hia own dinner with a vigorou
petite and it was not until he turn- :
I am so sorry!" sobbed Polly in ler-
ri' k's ( oat slocve.
"And so em I - and now I'm glad
said Derrick after a time. "Now.
let's enjoy our own particular tc
before anyone coms! I shall bo
.Santa Claus-and you may be Mrs
haps Ralph Ferguson would send'ed to give Pollv some miner; pie thrf. "I hnv-; thiea In my bag. too.
forth another conveyance for them ! he discovered that the . girl bad; Mu-Oiod Polly, a niie hastened away
but it would go bv that other road, eaten a little of the dinner and then I An hour afterward Ralph Frgu
They were marooned on the Ehort I fallen asleep in her nest of b!anketn. snn brought a slsigbload of mem-
cut. " ' For a long time he watched the makers in search of them. Together
A glimpse of Polly's woeful face, ' hanging lights on her sweet fnee as j they fcat demurely oa a log before a
l.rcutht a reVul&ion of feeling. Poor, the branches tossed In tbe wlr.d : ! vir tire.. N'ar by stood a
f1',; tr.-e, powdered with snow, ami
dripping with hanging cones.
"You're just in time for the blggent
The cones were silvered with Know. ! Chrisarr.es tree ycu ever saw," said
and it looked like a Chilstmas tree j Ralph, as li gathered up the lice
decorated for a festival. ! an! (lurked to the horses.
Derrick opened the ruit rae and 'We've had cur CbrHtma tree,"
brought, out sundry white pst'kaes. ; iid Dertick mysteriously, while Pol-
snow. Present! v a bright fire These he tied to the tree with col- ly smj!t.a back at biax out 01 fiappy
crackled cheerily" and then Derrick I red cord. Gay toys for the Fer -ltye3.
iittie Pollv was coid and tired and be: then. Foftly he aroe arid 9pproach"d
Itc acting like a brute. ! the little pine tree standing in the
Without a word Derrick approached middle of the clearing.
! a small clearing in the middle of
! which grew a young pine tree.
It wa3 the work of minute to
cather an armful of wiod and broken
i branches and to clear a space of
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