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WEDNESDAY -THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS- DECEMBER 24, 1919.
CHILDREN ARE OFFERED PARK FOR COASTING . l ire Department to Flood Lagoons . at Long Vtew and Skaters An Invited. ; Long View park Is not only an Ideal playground for children dur .' ing the summer months, but during the winter it holds its popularity. Yesterday hundreds of children enjoyed the pleasures of coasting down its slopes without the at tendant dangers of the city streets. The rides are short but fast and full or thrills. In an announcement today, Chris Oaetjer, park superintendent, in 'Vites all the children of the city to bring their sleds and enjoy the wln fPT sport that the park affords. Ac cidents are unknown, because a Jmere turn off the sled cannot injure the hardy youngsters. That nly whets the appetite because it adds to the thrills. I Mr. Gaetjer also states that be Jias made arrangements with the Jtlty's fire department to flood the nrface of the two lagoons with a thin coating of water each time it becomes necessary. In this way 4he skating will continue to be provided throughout the winter tin ker Ideal conditions, and the city's ekatera are invited to participate Jn the enjoyment. f TAYLOR RIDGE RESERVE TRUST EMPLOYES WISH TO THANK SANTA ORION Call tor Mr. S. Claus! Walt! Merely tell him that the folks In the offices of the Consumers' Ser vice Stations, Inc., wish to thank him for his thoughtfulness and gen erosity. Santa dropped off at the com pany's offices In the Reserve Trust building last night and left a lot of Christmas cheer. When the of fice employes came bustling through the front door of the build ing this morning, they stopped short, gasped and rubbed their eyes. Towering in front of them, glisten ing with tinsel and ribbons and whatnots of the holiday season, stood a Christmas tree so huge that the American flag and the bright star atop It threatened to poke through the ceiling, and yet so burdened down nnder its weight of packages that its branches drooped like the feathers of a wet guinea fowl. There was a gift for everyone sweets for the ladies and smokes for the men. Perhaps it Is super fluous to add that the usual clatter ing of typewriters and scraping of pens was supplanted in the com pany's offices today by a medley of exclamations, interspersed with en treaties to "Please look for my name!" and "Ob, throw mine down!" It was the office employes' por tion of the holiday festivities plan ned by the management and In augurated last Saturday night with a banquet and Christmas tree at the Rock Island club for the district managers and men of the trade ex tension department. Miss Amelia Miller of Rock Is land visited Sunday at the home Of Bert McCullough. t The Ladies' Aid society of the M. E. church held their monthly meet ing and dinner at the home of Mrs. 9. C. Baker, with Mrs. Sam Space, Mrs. Henry Under and Mrs. James fliller assisting as hostesses. The proceeds of the dinner amounted to 23. j Dr. Shepherd delivered a lecture at the M. E. church Thursday eve ning for the benefit of the Ep worth league which is endeavoring to sup- Jort a native missionary in In,j pia. me proceeds 01 me evening mounted to $17. I Miss Maud Gruby closed her School Friday evening for the holi days with a line program rendered by her pupils. I The Farmers' Livestock Shipping association held a business meet ing at the farmers' elevator Satur day afternoon. ; Mrs. Raima Blaser, moved her household goods Saturday to her Bew home In Rock Island which she recently purchased. - Clarence Laughlin Is now em ployed as station agent here, E. A. Johnson having accepted a position In a bank at East Moline. 1 Miss Sophia Gruske and Charles Hartman spent Sunday evening at George Wakefield's home, f Mr. and Mrs. James Miller visited Sunday at Cyrus Miller's. Southern Arizona and southern California are the only parts of the I'nited States where date trees have been grown at commercial benefit. ZUMA Zuma school held their Christmas exercises Monday evening at Zuma school house. A very nice program was given by the pupils. A large crowd attended. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Argubrlght' of Battle Creek, Mich., are spend ing the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Daily. Mrs. C. Wake was a Port Byron caller Saturday. Ed Lauer sawed wood Monday. Friday the friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Walnwrlght surprised them by coming with well filled baskets to spend the day. Mr. and Mre. Walnwrlght are moving to Ohio soon where they will make their home. A purse of money was presented to them as a remembrance. Mrs. M. Walnwrlght, Mrs. L. Alls brow and Miss V. Mumma, Miss A. Michaels, James Searl and John Searl were Port Byron callers Monday. Rose Hill aid society met at Joe Schafer's and sewed on articles for a bazar to be held in near future. The bazar held at Joslln Satur day evening was largely attended. A fine supper was served and the receipts of articles sold and supper amounted to $140. Mr. and Mrs. Hall of Moline at tended the Christmas exercises held at Zuma school house Monday evening. " Henry Ver Sleuse shredded corn Monday. Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Anderson left Friday evening for Genoa, Minn., to spend the holidays at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kevin Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Will Owens and little son, left Tuesday for Rock ford to spend the holidays with Mr. Owen's parents. , Miss Eva Parnell is home tor the holiday season. Robert Douglas of Chicago, who Is attending school In' Oalesburg, is a guest. at the Elmer - Kettering! home of he former's brother, Har home. ivey Lough. Raymond Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson of Orion, has enlisted in the United States cavalrv. for anrvim nn th Luther Lough and son Edgar ot Mexican border. - He departed Burdick, Kan., are viaiting ui tae Thursday night, for Jefferson Bar- George Wilson attended the auto dealers' convention In Chicago last week. . racks. Mo. to take his final exam ination, and receive his uniform and equipment before leaving for the border. Mrs. S. L. . Bluckborn. who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. C. G. Anderson, since November, has gone to South Bend. Ind where they will make their home Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Shult ' ant two children of Doland, S. D., an visiting relatives and friends Is Orion. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Olson, living northwest ot town,' have a nine- pounq son, wnicn w ourn uec. m A western Illinois paper for west ern Illinois people The Argus. n is &K The M Extends to You Its Best rishes For AM Chris eriry taas and. a Prosperous ew Year N M & K Rock Island MAI WWWWWWft . THE BEE HIVE January Clearance and Remodeling Sale Beginning Friday, Dec. 26, a tremendous clearing oat of thousand of finest, seasonable, highly desirable garments for Women, Misses and Children. There is such a wealth of remarkable values here that it is difficult for us to list them so that you will realize their full importance to you. Every Garment in the Store Included at a Reduced Price. AND NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE STORE HAVE STOCKS BEEN LARGER NOR BETTER SELECTED ' You know from past season's sales what the January Clearance means at this store. This year it is donbly attractive, doubly important because of our extensive remodeling; which necessitates reducing this big stock in the shortest possible time. Every garment has been sharply reduced to make it a quick and thorough clear ance. . , Wise shoppers wlil grasp this opportunity to supply their future as well as pres ent needs. 609 Warm Winter Coats for Women All Reduced. Remarkable Savings, and the question of fit or prefer ence of material and style is not a problem here. More than 400 stunning full length belted coats in junior and women's regular sizes of the season's choicest fabrics Tmseltones, Polo Cloth, Suvertones, Chameleon, After many delays owing to scarcity of materials we are at last to have our new store front, which when completed will be as modern and beautiful as money can make it. New floors, new fitting rooms, new lighting systems, and other improvements throughout the store have been installed for your convenience and comfort, so do not hesitate to come to the big sale even though you may find the front temporarily boarded up. , Plumette, Velour. 100 PLUSH COATS We hare kept up fall lines ot the best plush coats In short and full length models and there are more than a hundred beautiful coats of this kind to choose from. Seal Plush - Esquinette Baffin Seal Fur Fabrics ALL REDUCED 175 EXTRA SIZES This sale is of special interest to large wom en because of the great assortments of extra large sises involved." Splendid full length models, styles for many season's service, In sises up to 54. Cloth Coats ' Plush Coats Fur Fabrics ALL REDUCED 348 Choice Tailored and Fur Trimmed Suits All Reduced. Blues and Blacks included, also every plain tailored me dium weight suit for all-year wear There are scores of smart models, many of them one-of-a-kind, distinctive and exclusive, from the foremost designers of America. t BUY NOW FOR SPRING Many of the same materials will be used in suits for spring and styles differ, but a very little from 'these latest winter models Beantifnl braidings and rich fur trimmings, unusual fabrics and shades now priced to put them within reach ot the most limited purse. - "Sunshine" Suits "Peggy Paris" Suits "Stylish Stout' Suits ALL REDUCED 769 DRESSES Whatever sort of dress you wish; whatever style suits you best, whatever fabric most appeals to your fancy, you will find it here at a' reduced price. Tricolette Georgette Charmeuse Tricotine Jersey Serge Velvet Velour Taffeta Dresses for afternoon, street wear, dance frocks; they are all included in clearing sale prices, no matter how new or desirable or how recently received. All the Stylish Stout Sixes Included " 1350 SKIRTS We are reducing prices on this entire stock of skirts in ft a way that makes it most interesting for any woman 3 needing a new cne for now or spring wear. -Wool Plaids Silk Plaids Tricolette Poplins Serges -Mixtures Silk Poplins Jerseys Baronette No section of this big store causes so much favorable comment as the immense showing of skirts and now they are all included at clearing sale prices. More than 300 Extra Large Sizes, 33 to 45 Inch Waist Bands Several Thousand Waists A variety too extensive to attempt descriptions , and shrewd judges of value and style will surely derive much satisfaction In choosing fr.om so extensive assortments at . Reduced Prices 7S0 GEORGETTE BLOUSES In white, flesh and suit shades, beautifully beaded and em broidered. Crepe-de-chine, Tub silks and voile blouses in end less variety in regular and extra large sizes. Black silks and Cotton waists In ever so many, styles for dress or work in sises up to 54. ' , By far the largest stock of waists we have ever had to c3er at CLEARANCE SALE TIME In the Millinery Section All Trimmed and Untrimmed HATS . Reduced to $1.00, S2S0, $5.00 Every hat in the department, Including our finest feather and fur trimmed velvet and beaver hats together with hundreds ot smart banded eallors of velour, Hatters plush and beavers, form erly priced up to $15. Petticoats, all reduced Don't deny yourself another pretty - petticoat now that prices are so low Beantifnl taffetas .in plain or changeable colors. Silk Jerseys with pleated flounces in contrasting col orings, satin petticoats in regular and extra sizes. Splendid Heathsrbloom and sateen petticoats, plain Shades, black and flowered patterns, for serviceable every day wear. House Dresses Look ahead, anticipate your needs how many dresses are you going to" need in the next year? Buy them bow and save on every one. . Enor mous stock hers to choose from in the most becom ing practical styles we have seen In many a day. Many ot them aattsMe for porch or garden In the summer time, so well finished and designed are they. The Entire Stock of Furs Furs are steadily advancing in price every year and a pur chase now at clearing sale prices is Indeed a great In vestment Neckpieces, Muffs & Children's Sets Splendid variety here of carefully selected pieces ti Fox, Wolf and other favored skins in the various popular shades. New est natural animal effect now offered at reductions that make our already low prices still lower. Plush Muffs and Throws All Included ft Now Is the Time to Buy Children's Wearables Tou know the size and character of the children' garment stocks usually carried here in this popular juvenile section. Clearing Sale Prices. 235 Warm Winter Coats 4 to J4 rears Excellent coats for style, warmth and service. Winter cheviots, velours, plushes now offered at a substantial redaction In price. It will pay to anticipate daughter's needs for next winter. Come now and select any article you need for the kiddies at 170 Children's Serge Dresses 4 to U years Dotens of attractive mod els that will- appeal to any girl's love ot style and beau ty and the lowered prices will surely appeal to all mothers. 490 Children's Wash Dresses t to 14 years Why not stock up tor spring and summer needs In wash dresses. Fresh new styles In pretty ginghams. Many of them just received. A remark able saving here over next spring's prices. Extra large sises in generous as sortments and comfortable wrappers in navy and gray, at reduced prices. Children's Furs, Hats, Aprons, Middies, Skirts, Silk Dresses, Sweaters, Rain Coats, Boys' Rompers, Corduroy and Serge Suits, all at , Clearance Prices THE BEE HIVE Sweaters, all reduced 140 women can share in this sale of fine wool sweaters Smart Tuxedo styles In many shades and com binations of colors, just the sort of sweaters that are going to be eo popular for the coming season. Heavy warm wool sweaters In the always desir able buttoned and belted models slip over and sweater shawl effects and children's sizes. Now all offered at Clearance prices. ' 2000 Coverall Aprons J It ts real economy to buy these aprons now at Clearing Sale Puces and such wonderful assortments to choose from Oar apron section ts particularly fortunate in own ing such big assortments ot desirable coverall and house-dress aprons. Racks and cases tilled with, the brightest, choicest, most becoming styles we'ye ever had and you may choose tram the entire stock. DAVENPORT. 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