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Y0I& k Mo COMBS
1725 Second Avenue.
Crockery, Glassware and I
In thin department you will End a
beautiful display of fine China, Bric-a-lirao,
Artwar'e, Dinnerware and
Silver-plated war. Just the thing
for Christmas gift.
l!irjuet Lamps at $1.75, f 1.95 and
Vases at 8c, 18c and 45c.
llosfb Howls, medium size. 10c;
large size. 15c.
A large assortment of fine China
Cake Trays, hand painted decora
tion. at i.'-'ic.
Fine K.nplish under glaze fireproof
Tea l'ot. each ''He.
100 id on nicely engraved Tutn-
, . 4 . . -
oiers. t nofo, 4ic; ij dozen
blown and engraved Tumblers,
We show the largest assortment of
Wine (il.i'scs of any house in the
west at 6c earh and up.
Ileal rut glsfis Salts and Peppers at
19c tach. Do not miss this.
Shell Cups, gold lined, assorted
shape find decorations, in beautiful
tints, at 15c each.
Mustache Cup and Saucers, extra
size, assorted decorations and shapes,
A. D. CofTee Cups and Saucers,
shapes very hew, al
Onyx Tattle, gold lucrjucre, open
work in frnme, fj.95.
Oayx TaMe, linest finish Onyx top
and iia.-e, real gold plate, worth $12,
for this sale H.-.'.i.
Fine imported glass Water Sets,
assorted decorations and colors, all
go at tt..VJ per set.
(lap Salts and IVpoers in a rich
gnld finish. They sell evert where at
S!.'e. Our price for this sale'lOc each.
ISIue Delfare goods aro now all
the rage. Wo have them in the
shape of Lamps, rUrijues. Tin Trays,
Su;.'nr and ('nam sets. etc.
KM) Cuspidors, in assorted colors,
at lOo eaeli.
lO'l l':irlslni f.'liin.i Cuspidors, gold
trimmi.'il, lii'autiful ileeuratious, 49e.
Dinner sets of 100 pieces, finely
decorated and gold finished at f 25.35.
others at f IG..VI and '..;,0.
Triple plate Fruit Knives, 75o per
Nut Crack and Ticks, triple plate,
7.1c per set.
lingers' triple plate Knives and
Forks, -2. 7 & pi-r set.
Holers' triple plato Fpoons, OHc
1725 Second Avenue,
WE GREET YOU
And invite you to come in and look over one of
the most complete stocks of Holiday Novelties
and finest quality Jewelry ever exhibited in this
city. I)j your trading where an established
reputation warrants continued confidence.
H. D. FOLSOM,
1703 Second Avenue.
Are You In
The Finest Line of Tea and Coff.e Pots in the City.
Prices vtzj Down! Quality thsVery Best!
Allen. Mvers & Company
1821 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House
In our Cloak department
the largest assortment of Cloaks to
we bccu in me tnree cues. Having
had big sales in thia department. w
are now in shape to close out our
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emus hub oi capes, jat-Kets ana
Furs at prices that will mrplv
every garment in stock. A great
nmuj jMkcn win ue cioseu at muca
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iimu com. . ii you nave not pur
chased, now is the chance of a life
time to secure a big bargain. Call
early and avoid the rush.
Dress Goods Department
In our Dress Goods Department
iner- are extraordinary bargains.
The elaborate display aud extremely
i jjii mil viuse mem out quick
All-wool imported Serges 25c per
All-wool imported Henriettas 23c
40-inch all-wool imported Henri
ettas S7Ac per yard.
40-inch all-wool imported Henri
ettas 45c p-r Tard.
40-inch all-wool imported Arnold's
iH-nrieiias. worm 8i'c, otic per yard
54-inch all-wool imported Serges
tl.25. 72c a yard.
All-wool Crepons worth 50c, 89t
All-wool Crrpons worth 75c, 60c
We also carry a full line of the cel
ebrated 15. PHestley's Gold Medals
ami r.croyus. silk-warp Henriettas,
Jacquards, Mohairs, etc.
In the Ilig Store Toy Department
we show the most complete assort
ment of Toys ever seen in Rock Isl
and or vicinity, at the most reason
able prices. No good goods so cheap!
No cheap goods so good. Dolls, toys
and fancy goods. Kvcry want sup
Plied from our front Hlnnlr Thu.
prices are good as long as the block
lasts. Luy now, as time flies, and
you have only a few days to secure
tho Matchless Bargains.
Il'ioks. Perfumes. Csmna Klorla
Toy Difhes, Iron Wagons. Tov Carts,
Steam Knines, Little CarpeiSwecp
ers. l).ill Carriages, Skates, Tor Can
non, Uno.lH Sam's Xavv, Iron" Pass
enger Train, Double" Blackboard
Because Christmas is so
nca r and ou do not know
what to buy ? Call at our
store and get something
useful as well as orna
mental. See our Fine
Table and Pocket Cut
lery, Rogers' Silver Hated
Goods, and Fine Carver
RECTOR AND ROGUE
Rev. R. F. Sweet's Encounter
With a Burglar.
BOTH ABE WONDEBPULLY COOL.
Intruder Is Strark With the Quiet Fear
lessness of the Print. Wham He Awak
ens ana Cnwhi With A PecaV
lar Ktperience Indeed-Other Burglaries.
Rev. R. F. Sweet talked calmly for
fully 15 minutes shortly after "mid
night last night in his bed chamber
at Trinity rectory with a burglar
who had awakened him on entering.
It was one of the most remarkable
experiences that itv befalls man to
undergo, and people who have often
told what they would do on encoun
tering a burglar may learn from Mr.
Sweet what he did and how he at
least felt nnder the ordeal.
Mr. Sheet's sleeping apartment is
on the main tioor of the rectory on
the opposite side of the hall from the
parlor and like it faces Sixth avenue,
while iu the rear of it is his study.
He had not been atdeep long when he
was suddenly awakened by an unus
ual sound like someone walking
heavily about. He had scarcely col
lected his thoughts when the muzzle
of a revolver was thrust under his
nose . with the admonition: "Keep
Comprehending the situation in an
instant Mr. Sweet promptly ex
claimed: Hello, what are vou do
ing here! What right have "you in
"I want your money!" was the
calm but emphatic reply.
There it is in my "clothes; take
it!" responded the rector in a tone of
undismayed submission that seemed
to unnerve the intruder.
How much have yon got?" next
asked the burglar.
"Very little, indeed. I am a priest
and do not keep much money in the
house, and that generally belongs to
the parish church or Sunday school.
But what little I have is there in mv
The burglar diligently searched
the trousers, which were -on a
chair near the bed and soon found a
small purse from which he took some
two dollars in small change, and
then turning reproachfully to the
rector, said bluntly: "yon "are lying
to me; you have got more money
I am not lying to you." quietly
retorted Mr." Sweet. "Perhaps I
have more money, and I might still
not have much."
"Well. I want the rest," said the
scamp as he dived into another
pocket and there found a pocket
book. Opening it he took from one
of the compartments a number of
"These are not money," he said
with an air of disappointment.
Iteetor Wu Undismayed.
I know thev are not." uroa My
Sweet's calm rejoinder. "Those are
my railroad passes, calling cards and
other private papers, and they will
be of no use to you, so put" them
Struck with the fact that he had
met his match, the rogue replied:
Well, I guess you're right." So he
put the papers back where he he had
found them and then looking further
discovered a 10-dollar note. This he
pocketed, but mistook it for a bill of
smaller denomination, evidently, for
he again repeated his insulting as
sertion to Mr. Sweet: "I believe you
are lying to me about what monev
you have," but with an air of
abruptness he demanded: "Where is
"There," said Mr. Sweet, as coal
The bunrlar searched it. hnf
"VVhere is your watch?" he in
It is not here."
"Sit up!" he exclaimed.
Mr. Sweet responded. .
The burglar sparcTiari nnrtor tli.
pillows and between the mattresses,
but without success".
Mr. Sweet thought it was his turn
now, so he asked in an ordinary
tone: "Are vou a nrofessional nil rrr.
'Shut ud. or I'll ri'lt a hnlla ;n
you." was the stern rstort.
"That would do you no good, and
would only 1o me harm, besides you
need fear no alarm. There are only
two of us in the house myself and
the servant, whose room is on an.
Other floor, and thera sill h nn .,.
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cry, so there is no occasion for vour
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Jdken Strain With the nidintnrhir1
demeanor of the minister, the bur
glar became more communicative.
"No, I am not a professional." he re
plied. "Well, can VOll fin,! nn l.atto.
cupatlon than this prowling about,
especially when it is so nearly ap
proaching the an.nivflro.ro nf fk.
coming of our Lord to save sinners?
t) : I i . . .
itooiucb. uu you noi Know mat the
crime vou are committincr it ant
lead to something more dreadfnl?
You may murder, or you may be
"Ye. I may ba killed yet tonight."'
"Well, would vou not rtrefor tn Ha
fjund in some other occupation when
ueam comes. '
I do not know a it m !.-
difference." he replied with some"-
inmg oi a sign.
"Why do vou follow this sort of
To keep from, starving."
Have you no wife or children?"
The man paused and was indis
posed to answer, but deliberately
seating himself on the foot of the
bed seemed to forget his surround
TUESDAY. DECEMBER 24. 1895.
ings and was for an instant absolved
"Yes, I have a wife, but no chil
dren," was all he said as he arose.
"Now," expostulated Mr. Sweet,
"it seems to me yon had better change
ypnr way of living. Can yon not
get an honest means of support?"
No, I cannot."
Yes you can. there are 'many
who will help you. I would much
prefer togive or loan ycu that money
you have than to have jou take in
But the burglar started to go,
speaking as he withdrew about the
noise he had made as he entered the
house and asking Mr. Sweet if he
was not a pretty sound sleeper. Mr.
Sweet replied that on the contrary
he was not, particularly as he had
been unwell during the day and had
been very restless before falling to
"I suppose you will notify the po-
i cer" eaia tne nervy intruder.
"I shall not get up tonight." re
plied Mr. Sweet, "as I am afflicted
with rheumatism and it might be my
death to expose my self, so please close
the door as you g out, and do not
go near the servant's room, as you
would scare her to death and gain
"I will not," was the assurance.
"Thanks!" said Mr. Sweet.
The burglar. withdrew, bat soon
reentered the hall.
"Now what do you want?" called
out the rector.
"I simply came back to exchange
hats with you.'and by the way, that
money I got is a 10-dollar bill. -
"I am sorry to have you take my
hat because it is a good one, and am
sorry you got that money that way,"
was Mr.. Sweet's reply. But the
burglar left without changing hats.
How He Gained Entraaoe.
The intruder entered by a rear
window by boring a couple of holes
near the sash latch an raising it.
He got in on the small-land iDg on the
stars leading to the basement, and
then walked up to the main hall and
through the rector's study to his bed
hamber. Mr. Sweet lost, in addi
tion to about 12 in money, a small
pocket knife which the visitor also
took a fancy to, but nothing else was
disturbed in the house.
The servant heard the disturbance
in the house, and also the conversa
tion, but supposed it was a late par.
ish caller whom Mr. Sweet had ad
mitted on an important mission.
Mr. Sweet describes the man
although he could, owing to the dim
light in the room, get but a faint
idea of his appearance as about 2S
to SO years of age, clad in a suit of
light brown and wearing a derbv
hat. He was unmasked and his tone
of voice not unpleasant.
OTHER ROUSES Bl'Rftl, IiIZED.
Residences of Tyler Robinson and Martin
The residences of Tyler Robinson,
at 61C Twentieth street, and Martin
Frick, at 828 Nineteenth street, were
also entered in the same manner
which characterized the visit to
Trinity rectory. It is supposed the
one man is responsible for the three
bdrglaries. Mr. Frick's- daughter
was awakened shortly after 1 o'clock
by a disturbance in "her bed c'xam.
ber. It was the burglar. She
screamed. This frightened him and
he rapidly decamped.
It is supposed he then came down
to the Robinson residence. His en
trance here occasioned no alarm to
the family, who slept on until this
morning, only to discover that some
oae had been there, but had taken
After the Bequest.
Before Benson Huntley died at
Preemption among other" bequests
he left one of f 1.0J0 to the Foreign
Missionary society, but did not stip
ulate which organization. But he
named Isaac Errett, of Cincinnati,
Secretary of the Christian MUcinn.rir
society, trustee of the fund, which it
is supposea ne intended lor the so
ciety which Mr. Errett represented.
As Mr. Errett died before the testa
tor there remained no one to claim
the bequest and it was accordingly
turned into the Kock Island county
treasury. The Christian Missionary
society has become acquainted with
the circumstances and has accord
ingly commenced suit in the county
court in the name of Mr. Errett's
successor, Lewis Loos, to make good
the claim of the money. Sweeney &
Walker represent the society. "
The Farmers Instltata.
The next Kock Island County
Farmers' institute will be held at
Port Byron Friday, Jan. 3. when ad
dresses will be made by Dr. W. H.
Lvford. Thomas nirnh.t W V
Crawford, S. W. Heath. Eev. Dr. J.
1. Evans, president of Uedding col
lege: an essay will be read h. Mrs
J. W. Simonson, and a recitation
given by Miss Cora David. Will
Ashdown. A. Saddoris, P. F. Cox and
W. S. McCulloUfh are to narticinnte
in the discussions. There is to be
music and other entertaining fea
tures. The Modern Mother
Has found that her little ones are
improved more by the pleasant laxa
tive. Syrup of Figs, when in need of
the laxative effect of a crentln reme
dy than by any other, and that it is
mure accepiaoie to them. Children
eniovit and it benefit, them Tk.
true remedy. Syrup of Figs, is man-
uiuwrcu uy ne California Fig
Syrup company only.
Dec. 24, 25 and 31, and Jan. 1, the
C. II. I. & P. railwav will .ell t,n:
day excursion tickets to all stations
wimin a radius of 200 miles at one.
and-one-third fare for the round
t.ip. Beturn limit Jan. 2, 1896.
BRIDGE IS BARRED.
Fcot Pacsengers Cannot Longer
F DISMAHTLUIG BEGUS.
Street Car Traffic Orer this Una 8as-
pended mad Hen Laid OS-Operations
to be Pushed With all Possible Spaed
In the Meantime.
The skilled labor of the Phoenix
Bridge company will for a period of
three weeks at feast not be disturbed
in the work of reconstructing the
Rock Island bridge, by the passer by.
The bridge is barred to all comers.
None can cross except by train, the
Rock Island road, of course, occupy,
ing its tracks right on the upper
deck and will continue to uninter
ruptedly'. As stated last night it
was found yesterday that operations
toward dismantlement of the lower
portion preparatory to replacing the
old parts with new steel had ad
vanced so far as to involve danger to
all pedestrians, and hence CjI. Buf
fington's order closing the bridge to
all pedestrians at once. This went
into effect this morning and conse
quently the street cars on the bridge
line which have been running to
euner siae oi tne draw span over
which passengers were transferred by
ascending to the upper deck and
crossing the protected causeway and
descending again to the cars, were
withdrawn temporarily. Assistant
to President Lardner stated last
evening that as far as the company
was concerned it had no particular
regrets, as business under the cir
cumstances had been fronght with
so many disadvantages that there
was no profit in this particular
branch of the system, but that the
company was anxious to keen cars
running in order to accommodate the
public and keep the men employed,
about a dozen of the latter of whom
would now necessarily be temporar
ily laid off.
Work of Replacing; the Straetare.
The work of dismantling is now
auoui, reaay to proceed, xne im
mense traveler with which the mate
rial of the old bridge is to be lifted
out of its place in the present struc
ture, and replaced with the new
bridge that is to be erected in its
stead, has been erected. The three
huge bents that mainly co no pose it bad
been framed' and were resting on the
bridge structure, waiting only to be
hoisted to a vertical position, and
framed together. This has been
done, and the traveler is ready for
business. It is over 100 feet from
the water, and strong enough to lift
any part of the bridge that may be
brought to it. And while traffic is
suspended the operations will be
pushed as expeditiously a possible
It is understood that "while the an
nouncement is that the bridge is to
be closed indefinitely, it will be in
shape for use again in about three
weeks. There may be further neces
sity for closing it after that, but af.
ter two or three weeks it is probable
that it can be used for a short time
Meanwhile the Rock Island will
continue its hourly trains between
the two cities, and the ferry will
handle the general traffic as long as
tne elements win admit. The boat
will run nightly until 10 o'clock, and
tonight and tomorrow night the
last boat will leave Davenport at
11:10 in order to accommodate those
attending the shows in that city.
There are two reasonable things
which everybody should do: Take
good care of one s health, and if lost.
regain it quickly, and to this every.
oouy win agree. And there are a
great multitude of people who are
agreed that for both purposes Sim
mons Liver Regulator is the best
helper. "I am troubled with torpid
liver and nothing gives relief so quick
iiKe oimmons L,iver Keguiator. It.
R. Strange. Eake City, Fla.
The person who disturbed the cnn.
gregation last Sunday by coughing is
requested to call at M. F. Bahnsen's
drug store and get a bottle of Foley's
noney and lar (50 cents) which al
ways gives relief.
All the Season's
AX be found at BLAKES-
LEx & McDONALD'S.
Nuts and Dates,
Extra Choice Apples
Big Line of Candies,
Foreign and Domestic Cheese
Drop in and see our Elegant Store
Blakesley & McDonald,
2304 Fifth Ave. Phone 1136.
Final rally on handkerchief for
the wind op. A half, a third, a quar-
That tremendous purchase which
we announced last week has taken
the town by storm. Low bought.
low sold was never more true than
here, but now comes a lowering of
the already lowest of prices, and all
are invited, as there would seem to
be plenty for everyone, but we can
not promise late comers.
Have you ever heard any of tour
lady friends say they had too many
siu gioves r
Here is a pointer: From now until
Christmas eve. we shall give with
every pair of Kid Gloves sold, a hand
some Glove Bnttoner.
We, no doubt, have the finest selec
tion of Kid Gloves in this part of
Anywhere from one to a half dozen
pairs make a most acceptable holiday
To make you remember Christmas
ioo as long as you live, and to in
press on your minds indelably that
it was at our store where you bought
nearly all your presents this year, we
have decided on a grand carnival for
today and tomorrow. 300 pounds of
our finest Bun Bons. Chocolates and
Creams, both plain and with nut
tops, all worth 50c a pound, put up
m uauuMimu souvenir uoxes at 2oc a
box. Half pound French Fruits,
finest imported goods, the regular
u wics, at oniy zoc.
w J r nr jr-
we nnow You
Are looking for good things for Christmas pres
ents, and it would only be a waste of time and
words to try and enumerate all the bright and
new styles we have prepared for this Christmas.
If you desire to see an up-to-date, and a little
beyond, line of Furnishing Goods, now is the
time and this is the place to make your pur
1 llmifllrmllltur kincnn.xlnuc.
aausaimva vsasvmn cil9ldUVI Sy I
Mackintoshes, Jersey Office C ats,
1S04 Second Avenue.
$2 rOUR CHOICE FOR
Remember it only takes $2 to secure a pair.
Schneider's Central shoe store,
1818 SECOND AVE. ILVRPER HOUSE BLOCK.
IT'S EASY ENOUGH
To tell the public all about how things are almost
given away, but we have no goose that lays
golden eggs, therefore we do not care
TO TELL FAIRY TALES
But we have a reliable line of Watches, Clocks,
Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware and an exquisite
assortment of silver novelties that will make ac
ceptable holiday presents. Don't forget to inspect
our stock. The price will be right.
Bleuer Bros' Jewelry Store.
A blaze of brilliancy. 1000 differ
ent and distinct Christmas presenta
waiting for you in this department.
8TERUXQ SILVER NOVELTIES rOB HEX.
Military Brushes, Combs,
Hat Markers, Pipes.
Cigar Cutters, Bag Tags,
STERLING SILVER JSOVELTIE3 FOR TDK
Hair Brushes. Manicure Scissors,
Picture Frames, Bonnet Brushes,
Manicure Sets, Pin Trays,
Combs, Ring Trees,
Buckles, and hundreds of other
Novelties, you must come and see. .
A Grand display of (ients' and
Ladies' Gold Watches, all the newest
things. Spec al display of Fine
Never such a stir in china as in
our Crockery Department. Lamps
at less than other dealers pay.
Ilaviland china at less than ever be
fore. You can make no mistake on
the presents if you buy here. Cheap
or not. they will be pretty, useful
In our Book Department a lot of
cutting and slashing will be done.
We shall sell full sets of Thackeray.
(10 volumes) list price $10 per tet,
our price has been fl.87, they go
now at 1.50.
Down go the 12-Mo. cloth bound
books to 7c, 7c. 7c, 7c, 7c, 7c.
Down go a lot of others, down
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726 and 1728
Ladies c!oth top welt, pat. tip. reg. price $5.00
" Cong well, plain, t.to
- torn 4.00 ,
" " welt - - S B0
" - tarn " S SO
- - - - s.00
We are bound to close the
above goods out, and by offering
them at (2 a pair, every lady
ought to secure a pair before
they are all sold. Convince
yourself by calling on us. to ex
amine the goods.