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TflCAn-Hip. FATHUPAT. nEOEBC.21.1B!M5.
A Great Reduction!
OVER 200 LADIES'
CAPES AND JACKETS
Will Be Sold From Now Until Christmas at Prices
that Cannot Be Equalled. Below We Give a Few
Capes, regular price $ 4 00, now $409
We will not take the time to quote them all. but the re
duction is at the tame proportion the above on every gar
ment in this department. Wedothia'to close out the Cloak
Mock before the New Yer, and thii gives you a chance to get
a gocd Christmas present for little money.
KLWLER DRY GOODS CO.
217. 217 W. Second St., Davenport, la.
GIYE TRILBY A REST.
We have slippers to fit everyday feet that will
make them look neat and trim. Not only that,
but the prices are such that you won't want to
look around any further.
A handsome display at the Old Reliable Shoe
WRIGHT & DARDER,
Fashionable Footwear. 1704 Second Avenue.
THE PLACE TO BUY
Room Mouldings, Pictures, Picture
Frames and Window Shades is at the
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth street.
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose in advertising Is to let everybody
who buys clothing that Is all mankind here
about know that our suitinss are in. and the
finest ever displayed In the city. You are
respectfully Invited to call and see the latest
in patterns and styles.
, Call and leave your order.
J. B. ZTTtTTtTER,
Star Block, opposite Harper' House
The largest sad Boat complete lint In the three citiea.
1 11-113 West Third Street, - - - DAVENPORT
RETURNED THE V.
Agent M. J. Young Receives an
MISTAKE OF L0I& AGO EXPLAINED.
SUa Waa Tehee Adtaatace at taeClefca.
Sellet'e Blaader Bectet His UbBeaeet
Act Attar 1 Thii aad tight the
Wm;-'Jtkw EiUnwd Matte.-s.
Something like fifteen years have
passed since II. J. Young, while em-
Stored bj the Lake Shore At Michigan
imtbern as ticket agent at Oberlin.
Ohio, one evening in checking up
his receipts detected a shortage of
5. The amount cunld never be ac
counted for. The replenishing ot
the deficiencv naturally devolved
upon him. This he did and as to
how the money disappeared alway
remained unexplained. Being a
trivial amount, the matter vanished
from his memory lone before hia
coming to Bock Inland and hie con
nection with the Burling'on as ticket
agent. His surprise when he opened
the following communication bear,
ing the postmark of Burkett, Ind.,
ind the signature of W. M. Mendel,
the other day can only be imagined:
"Having traced you to Bock Island
and supposing you to be the gentle
man I am after I shall proceed ai
once with an explanation of my ob
ject. I should like to know if you
you were ticket agent for the L. a. A
M. S. at Oberlin. Ohio, in 180-83.
If so, have you any recollection of
checking short $5 one day? I think
it was late in the summer or early in
the fall of 1881 (not sure) that 1
bought a round trip ticket to Nor
walk from vou, I suppose, giving
you a 15 bill, and you returned me
change for $10 in mistake. I dis
covered the error at the time, but
was then inexperienced in railroad
ing and not just as straight as I
ought to have been either, so 1
thought the company would have to
lose it anyway and I would just keep
that $5 while I had the chance. Now
if you are the very man I kindly ask
you to advise me at once and I 'shall
gladly send you the amount."
Beta Bin to Thinking.
The contents of the missive set Mr.
Young to thinking. Going back to
when he used to sell tickets down in
Ohio he finally recollected the oc
currence. That day when he could
not account for the $5 vividly flashed
up before him, and he answered the
inquiry affirmatively. This is the
response he received from Mr. Mendel:
'I consider without doubt that you
are the identical man from whom I
dlshonettlv took the 15 and I very
willingly enclose a money order for
the tame and humbly ask your par
don. I now understand that you
bad to lose the money and believe it
sufficient reason for me to pay it
back like an honest man; But the
real facs in the case are that
the Lord has blessedly saved me
from all ain. I cannot allow such
dishonesty to lie back while I have
an opportunity to make amends.
I do not know how much this part
concerns you, but I must say, to the
dear Lord be all the honor and not
From the foregoing it is evident
a decided change has taken place in
Mr. Mendel, who has now risen to
agent for the New York, Chicago dt
St. Louis Railway company at Bur-
Kelt, ino. ue is now in a position
to understand that the ticket seller
is responsible for all financial mis
takes, and as he intimates.the offense,
though occurring many years ago.
sun nauntea nim, ana be could not
consider himself an honest man until
he righted the wrong.
Talk of the Track.
That engineer's marriage is booked
lor after Christmas, they say.
Charles Pearson, who presides
over the Rock Island's 15 switch en
gine, is laid up.
The Rock Island's 472, Daniel Mor
ality engineer, is being repaired in
tne vavenport shops.
James Wilkinson, Andy Soder.
strom. C. C. Pratt and Frank Mooney,
tne iiock isianu engineers, are tak
Fireman Daniel Marick, of the
Rock Island, has gone home to Chi.
cago to spend Christmas. Joseph
McQuaid is firing the 370 during his
The Burlington has posted this
sign in its Rock Island depot: "Chil
dren 5 years and under IS years
must be provided with halt fare
tickets before boarding train. Chil
dren under 5 vears ride free; 12 years
and over full fare. If thia rule is ob
served you will avoid trouble with
conductor and save extra cost to
Official notice has been sent out by
tne i,., iv- i. a i, k. l. l., is..
C. R. & N. and M. dc St- L. of
change in the titles of their general
tic net ana passenger agents to gen
eral passenger and ticket agents.
The assistant general passenger
agents on those lines also have their
titles changed correspondingly. And
yet wnat s in a name.'
Brake Oat With Balls.
"I had boils break out on mv arms
and ahoulders and I suffered very
much in moving about. I saw
Hood's Sarsapariila so highly recom
mended that I thought I would give
it a trial, and alter I had taken one
bottle I felt very much relieved and
after taking three bottles I was en
tirely cured." J. Eugea, East
Hood's pills cure all liver ilia.
Children Cry for
80UTH HEIGHTS SCHOOLS.
Eatertti tine Ctoilar aerates i Tatttrday
South Heights, Dec. 20. The ex
ercises at the South Heights schools
yesterday under the direction of the
teacnera. Misses bteicic ana noitsker,
were very pleasant and showed ex
cellent training. The program con
sisted of a song by the school, ad.
dress of welcome bo George Weinber
ger, song by txina Leipeit, bthei Gra
ham, Jennie Weinberger; recitation.
Tne Children's Telegram," by
Blanche Greneil; song by -Alma and
Rosa Bertleson; Mother Goose" ex
ercises by a number of the smaller
children; aong, "Keuoen ana Cyn-
taia," Aaoipn aggers ana Anna
Hammerick; recitation. Harry Syo-
der; aong. Alma and Rosa Bertleson;
dialogue, primary room; recitation.
Alma Bertleson; dialogue, 'Children
of Story Land;" recitation. Myrtle
Graham; song, four girls. The
teachers had a Christmas tree and
each scholar was presented .with -a
basket or box ol candy, me pupils
alsq had a surprise for the teachers.
presenting each with Moore's Lalla
tiookh handsomely bound in white
nd gold. t
At Trinitv Chanel. Rev. R. P.
Sweet, rector, even song and Sundav
school at 2:S0 p. m. '
At the Ninth street M. E. church.
Sunday school at 2:30 p. m., J. L.
n . a . .
ticca, superintenaent. rreacntng by
(he pastor, Rev. M. V. B. White,- at
7:30 p. ru. Subject. "Peace on
Earth Through Christ." Services at
7:30 p. m. every evening during the
At Trinity church. Rev. R. F.
Sweet, rector. Sunday school at
9:30 a. m. Matins at 10:45 a. m.
Celebration at 12 m. Even tomr at
7:30 p. m. Christmas, midnight
mass Christmas eve. Christma
day matins and celebration at 10:45
a. m. Sunday school festival at
7:30 p. m.
At the First B&ntist. nreachintr hv
the pnstor. Rev. C. E. Taylor. Ph. D.
Morniner subiect. "Take ut the
Stones Out of the Highway." Even
ing. "Accepting the Gift, Reiectln?
the Giver." Sunday school at 9:30
m. i. x. r. u. prayer meeting
at 6:30 p. m. Special Drocrram.
Junior union at 2:30 p.' m.
At the First Methodist, preach ins
at 10:45 a. m. by Rev. Dr. Skid-
more. At 7:30 p. m. the pastor,
Rev. F. W. Merrell. will nreach a
Christmas sermon. Subject. "The
Star of Bethlehem." The choir will
give appropriate Christmas music.
Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Young
people's meeting at 6:80 p. m.
At the Central Presbyterian, Rev.
Ira W. Allen. Jr.. pastor, will nreach
at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Morn
ing subiect, "The First Christmas."
airs. Kaia Luna, ol Augustana
college, win provide special Christ
mas music. Evening sermon on
"The Blood of Christ." Sundav
school at 9:15 a. m. Young people's
meeting at t:o p. m.
At the Broadway Presbyterian,
services at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 o.
m The morning sermon will be de
livered by Rev. W. F. Eastman. In
the evening the pastor, Rev. W. S.
Marquis, will give his-final lecture on
"The Book of Esther." Sundav
school at 9:15 a. m. Young people's
meeting at o:a p. m. Sunday school
at South Park dianal mt. 9-trt n m
The choir will render special Christ
mas muMc at an toe services.
At tbo United Presbvterian.
preaching at 10:45 a. m. by the pas
tor. Rev. H. C. Marshall, subject,
"The First Christmas Service, the
Preacher, the Congregation and the
v-uuir. in ue evening at 7 :3U, A.
M. Brnner, assistant state secretary
ot the Y. M. C. A., will sneak on
"Personal Work." Let everybody
come and bring their bible. Sunday
school at 9:30 a. m. Young peo
ple a meeting as usual in the even
Clarer Panalta far 18M.
An entirely new agreement with
respect to half-fare permits for the
year 1896 has been adopted by all
linos in the Western Passenger asso
ciation territory, under which cler
gymen and others entitled to half-
fare privileges under the rules will
make but one application and re-
isi o a single permit wnicn will be
good over all lines party to said gov
As all permits for the entire terri
tory comprised in the Western Pas
senger association will be issued by
inairman Caldwell at Chicago, it is
recommended that application be
made at once to the undersigned if it
is desired that permits be in the
banda of applicants by the first of the
year.. . stocxhodsb.
General Ticket Agent.
Electric Bitters is a medic.; no an it.
ed for any season, but perhaps more
K?ucriij wun tne languid ex
hausted feeling prevails, when the
liver is torpid and sluggish and the
need of a tonic and alterative is felt.
A prompt use of this medicine ha
often averted long and perhaps fatal
bilious fevera. No medicine will act
more 'surely in counteracting and
iroeing tne system from the malarial
poison. Headache, indigestion, con
stipation, dizziness yield to Electric
bitters. 60c and $1 per bottle at
Uartz Ullemeyer's drag store.
of one-and-one-tuird fare for round
trip to all points not farther distant
than 200 miles will be in effect via
R. I. P. railway, account ot Christ
mas and New Year's hoiidava. Tick
ets sold Dec 24. 25, 31. 1895, and
Jan. 1, 1896. good to. return until
and Including Jan. 2.
kurctaat waa lost n fete
- Foaud that 1 fa tar Vm w
He at on a caper,
Pot aa ai la the paper, ' -Aad
aooa got tt kick; Aiattt tMerr
Watch for Acme cake beater.
Fargains in overcoats at . Gold
Christmas trees and ornaments
cheap at Eckhart's.
Harper's theatre aeat sale open all
day Sunday at Bleuer'a jewelry store.
Miss Florence ltixter is home from
school at Lake Forest to spend Christmas.
Merchants' dinner at Harry'
Smythes' every day from 12 to 2, 35
The second ot the tri-eitt dancing
parties was given last evening at the
Industrial home. About thirty
Will M. Glenn, aon of Judge J. J.
Glenn of Monmouth, is severely ill
with malarial fever at the home of
his bother. Mack Glenn, of Chieago.
The merchant whose name stares
you in the fare every time yon pick
up tne paper is the man you think
of first when vou want something in
his line. If he fails to sell it to you
that isn't the fault of the advertise
ment. The ladies of the M. E. church will
serve a New Year's dinner at the
church Jan. 1 and a splendid dinner
and a good social time may be ex
pected. They will spare no patns to
make the occasion worthy of the day.
Make your arrangements to take
dinner with the ladies.
- John H. Brown and Miss Jessie
Bull were married Thursday at the
residence of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Horace Bull, of Oaborn.
Rev. E. W. Thompson, of Port By
ron, officiating. The groom is one
of the prosperous young farmers of
tne upper end. while bis bride Is a
much admired young lady.
A fine Xmas gift the Standard
dictionary or Johnson's Universal
cyclopaedia, just completed in eight
volumes. Set delivered on first pay
ment or sold for cash to suit circum
stances. Sold only by subscription.
For particulars address Frank Lasher,
(general delivery) who will call and
show specimens of either work.
Ceaalae; Attract I aa a.
, The Vincent-Streeter company, an
excellent repertoire attraction, has
been secured by .Manager Blener to
entertain theatre-goers during Christ
mas week at the Harper. The en
gagement opens Monday evening,
Dec. 3, with the brilliant historical
Irish drama, entitled "Insharagui,"
and will continue thronghout the
week at popular prices, with an en
tire change of play and specialties
each evening. Messrs. Vincent and
Streeter are admirable comedians,
the former being from the old school,
while both have occupied enviable
positions with many of the very best
attractions on the road. The Arion
Male quartet and "Ziska," the Euro
pean mystiner, will . appear every
"Mt Wife's Friend" ia a mirth.
provoking and successful comedy in
which the talented comedian, W. C.
Andrews, appears at the Burtis
Christmas. Mr. Andrews, who is
very popular in this section, will be
assisted bv a carefully selected com.
pany ot players, such as are seldom
fonnd in a traveling organisation,
t The play Frank Mayo has made ot
Mark i wain's Missouri story
"Pudd'nhead Wilson," seems to
meet with universal favor every
where. It was excellently received
during the long run in New York,
enthusiastically commended In Phil
adelphia. Baltimore and Brooklyn
Now Boston has joined these cities
ana ts heartily welcoming the Mis
souri folks who tell the story of
"Pudd'nhead Wilson." Mr. Mayo
comes to tne Burns next inesaay.
Mica for Chrtatan
Just received a large stock of extra
selected talking parrots and all kinds
of singing birds. Free concert every
aav. 1 a v eh port bird stork,
226 Harrison Street.
JONES Ob Dec IS at tha rwldeeee of her aaa
In-law, Bar Prof. K. t Weidayr, 1111 ftaefleld
avanae. lake View. Ch teams. Mra. Kaea If.
J once. Prirate burial at Uhipplaanock cemetery
Is in order just at the
present time, but
truthful talk is better.
We are showing our
usual line of
Watches, and hundreds
of silver novelties suit
able for Gifts. Don't
forget to visit us on
your rounds. -
Fred Woltman, Jeweler.
. Reliable Gooda at
-." .-.- .. .
SPECIAL HOLIDAY SALE
Will Deliver Goods to Rock Island Free of Charge.
.Carpets.' Rockers and Chairs.
t5 Bolls all wool Carpets at We have an overstock ot fancy
45 cents per yard. These Car Rockers and Chairs which we are
pets are all new patterns just bound to elose out if prices will
received by us. do so.
-- - - - Pretty upholstered Rocker at
Ruffe Brass onyx top tables, very
large assortment at 13.35 aad op.
W have n fine line of Bags, --------.-lin
which would make a good Christ- Desks, Tables, Etc.
mas present, that must be closed . . . . m .
ont. r Our stock ot Book-cases. Writ-
uMn.t Rn a7.n i. fti m ln De,k" OttT Tables. In fact
.7 i at '7MiK i the .tors has been
IS-! lilE J w uered down from 85 to 60 par
Smyrna 7x54 1.7 cent and we must sell them.
These are all new and pretty Come and see tor yourself. This
designs. sale will continue until Jan. 1.
W. S. HOLBROOK,
Nos. 105, 106 and 107 Eaat Second street
That Ends Well.
But why take any chances in the mat
ter of buying underwear when you can
be sure of getting the very best, at a
trifle over what others will charge you
for a much inferior article The best
. is the cheapest
The Hatter and Furnisher..
1 7 14 Second Avenue.
Made in Doe-wah-jack,
Burns any kind of fuel.
They keep the fire all clay and night.
Steady heat, clean and comfortable.
If you want the best, we sell it.
See the Name on the Leg.
-SOLD ONLY BY
JOHN T, IJOFTSKER,
Corner Third Ave. and Twentieth St.
Rock Island, IU.
wn st. raniDoar.
pnnmon a con
Pointers and Decorators
HQUIIIJ FIELD Dtt03.
Ctcm Geo FittoTo.
09f l9tl8f 4tMlt7ntWe. -
- 222 ElgUtecctk Street.