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THE AJKQU8, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1895.
Reduction on all Plain Colored
On all Remnants cf Dress Goods
and all Remnants of Wash Goods.
ran DRY HOODS CO.
217. 217tf W. Second
GIVE TRILBY A REST,
We have shoes to fit everyday feet that will
make them look neat and trim. Not only that,
but i he prices arc such that you won't want to
look around any further.
Shoes at the Lowest Prices.
A handsome display at
WRIGHT & BARBER,
Fashionable Footwear. 1704 Second Avenue.
Cut out three of these winged tmlc caries, which will appear in this
paper, and send thctu tJ the manufacturers of
WiUiri)aiiic Star Tbread
Vith your address, and a two cent st.itnp. la return yon will receive a
beautiful net of paper doll drcc, i-.i coljr, for girls and boys, and an
instructive lxxk onscv.-iii. WillinmcticStir Thread is best for machine
sewing or hand scwim;. Ask the dealer lor it.
WILUMANTIC THREAD CO..
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Our DurDOse in advertlslncr Is to let evervbod
who buys clothing that is all mankind here
about know that our suitincrs are in. and th
finest ever displayed in the city. You are
respectfully Invited to call and see the latesi
m patterns and styles.
Call and leave your order.
J. B. ZIMMER,
ne target! ana most complete line in the three cities.
1 1 iii j West Third Street, . , - - - DAVENPORT
St., Davenport, la.
the Old Reliable Shoe
Star Block, opposite Harper House
OUR POSTAL DEPARTMENT NOT LIA
BLE IN CASE OF LOSS.
The Gore rumen t Does Not Pay Indemnity.
The Bmlni la Decreasing In Almoit
All Other Countries Senders Are Recom
pensed For Losses.
No wonder that the registry business
of the postoffice department is steadily
diminishing ! The people are losing con
fidence in the system a a means of in
lurance. Though the fee has been re-1
dnced from 10 tcS cents, the number cf
letters and parcels registered during the
last fiscal rear was less than 11,000.000.
Fonr years ago the number exceeded
15.000.000 annually. What ia wanted
Is safety, and the system does not give
When a mail car or a postofflce is rob
bed, it Is always the registered matter,
advertised on its face as valuable, that
is taken. In 1560 the postmaster gener-
cf the United States advocated the
abandonment of registration on the
ground that it was "fruitful onlv of
danger to what it was designed to pro
tect." The remedy is very simple. The gov
ernment onght to grant compensation
for registered letters lost or destroyed.
Nearly all foreign countries give such
insurance. In Great Britain, for exam
ple, the registration fee is only 4 cents,
and if the letter is net safely delivered
to the addressee, an indemnity of $10 is
paid to the loser. A graduated series of
fees is so arranged Jhat the sender of a
parcel can insure lit op to $250, this
maximum guarantee requiring the pay
ment id 2 J cents. The parcel must be
marked with its value.
It is stated iu the postal regulations
of tho United Kingdom, rather quaint
ly, that payment of such insurance will
be made by the postmaster general "not
in consequence of legal liability, but
voluntarily and as an act of grace."
registration of money or jewelry is
compulsory ; such articles are not per
mitted to bo sent in the ordinary mails
At the same time parcels addressed to
foreign parts cannot be registered,
thongh for India they may be insured.
Tho British government pays np to $10
for the valne of any ordinary unregister
ed package that is lost in its mail serv
ice. This applies only in the United
Kingdom, and it does not govern at all
if tho parcel is improperly wrapped or
contains eggs, liquids or very fragile ar
Nearly all foreign countries insure
etters and packages np to $ 10 in their
domestic service without extra fee. On
the other hand, no indemnity is paid
even for registered mail matter by the
United States, Brazil, Bolivia, Para
guay, Uraunay, Chile, British India,
Japan and Kongo. These are the only
exceptions to the general rcle. The
third assistant postmaster general of the
United States in two annual reports has
recommended to congress the granting
of an indemnity on registered letters
and packages not to exceed $10. This is
sure to be done sooner or later.
Turning to the regulations of the In
ternational Postal union, one finds that
the sender of a registered package to a
foreign country is entitled to $10 in case
of loss, unless the latter has been occa
sioned by "force majeure" meaning
war. This indemnity mnst be paid by
the government that dispatches the pack
age. However, that government may
recover the amonnt from the govern
ment in whose territory the loss was in
curred. The adoption by Uncle Sam of an in
demnity limited to $10 would increase
the confidence of the public at very lit
tle cost During tho last fiscal year 654
pieces of registered matter were lost.
Supposing the maximum payment to be
granted in each instance, the entire ex
pense of such insurance would be $G,S40
for the twelvemonth. This is a trifle
compared with the money gained that
would accrue to the government from
the increase in the registry business that
would follow the acceptance of the in
demnity plan. The latter would take
from the ordinary mails a vast number
of money letters and would make the
transmission of such letters much more
The registry 6ystem practically pre
vents dishonesty on the part of postal
employees. Every person who handle
a registered letter or package mnst give
a receipt for it. If it is lest, the postof
fice department can put its hand, so to
speak, on the spot where it disappeared.
It can go right to the individual who
had it when it vanished and can hold
him responsible. If it is a case of theft,
it is known exactly at what spot search
onght to be begun, and the missing
package or letter is very apt to be re
covered. It is considered most desirable that
valuable packages should be taken out
of the ordinary mails, where their pres
ence is a constant temptation to postal
employees. Thefts by them involve
heavy expenses for detective work,
trials, etc. Thousands of people make a
regular practice of sending money in the
ordinary mails because they believe
that the chances of loss are increased by
registration. New York World.
Bscklea's Amies) Salve
The beit salve ia the world for
cats, bruises, tores, aloer. salt
rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped
hands, chilblains, corns and all skin
eruptions, and positively cores
piles or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or
monev refunded. Prion 35 cents per
box. or saie dt nans uuemeyer.
Dr. J. C. Bishop, of Aenew, Mich..
says: ! have used Foley's Uoney
ana xar in tnree very severe cases of
Dneunionia the vast month, with
rood results." For sale at M. F.
Bahn sen's drug store.
Children Cry for
WHAT IT MAY MEAN. "
The Projected Kork Islaal. Muscat I or A
The newpapers of this vicinity
have got on their thinking caps with
reference to the ultimate object of
the incorporation of the Bock Island,
Mnscatine & Southwestern railway.
The Mnscatine Tribune' says:
There is a robust suspicion har
bored -in the minds of those who
know anything concerning railroad
bnilding that the newly projected
Rock Island, Mnscatine & Southwes
tern railway is backed by some strong
system which does not wish to dis
close its identity at this time."
The Davenport Times save: "The
Springlield dispatch noting the in
corporation says that the capital
slock is fioo.uuo. whieh is not suffi
cient certainly to leave any surplus
after the ontlay fur the projected en
terprise. However, Major iteards
ley. one of tbe incorporators, says
that the company will be backed by
an ample capital, which leads to
the inference that one of the big
railway systems is backing the con
templated ventare. It can hardly be
the Rock Island, as the' projected
road, according to the route out
lined, will parallel the lines of the
C, R. I. & P. The Northwestern
may be desirous of invading the
southwest field, and if so,' (the Dav
enport, Clinton & Eastern, which
seems to be undergoing a Rip Van
vt inkle experience) tbe new bridge
and the proposed line to Mnscatine
and the southwest would seem to
give it the desired opening. The
suspicion that some other company
may be back of the Rock Island
Muscatine enterprise is strengthened
by the fact that none of tbe incorpo
rators of the new company have ever,
so far as is known, been accused of
being millionaires, and in this pro
saic and practical age a railroad can
not be built without a generons sup
ply of tbe coin of the realm."
Coined j- of the First Order.
John Dillon, the old time favorite,
has returned to Rock Island for a
3-night engagement at popular
prices, and tbe opening bill last
night, "A Model Husband," thor
oughly delighted" a large audience at
Harper's theatre. Dillon is the same
anique, winning comedian that years
ago stamped him as the best of his
kind, and as of old he is surrounded
by a company of superior 'merit in
ail respects. " "A Model Husband" is
characteristic of the line of comedies
that have made him famous. To
night he will be seen in "Wanted the
Earth" and tomorrow night in "Dr.
An Arctic bhinsvriMii
A gigantic specimen of the arctic
rhinoceros has. lately been discovered
frozen up in an iceberg which, stranded at
the Lena delta. 'This specimen was seven
feet taller than the Largest variety of the
rhinoceros of today and was armed
with two nose horns, the shortest of
which was 8 feet 2 inches in length.
The animal donbtless belonged to an
antediluvian species of rhinoceros, and
his immense size gives some idea of the
enormous and terrible beasts which in
habited this planet in the "days when
the earth was young. " The creature's
body was entirely covered with very
long, thick hair, which proves that the
arctic regions were his natural habitat.
St. Louis Republic.
The curious fact has been observed
that while buildings generally are more
liable to accidents from lightning during
the first half of the year than during
the last, barns form an exception to
this rule. In attempting to account for
this it has been suggested that a full
barn is warmer than an empty one and
that tho heated and somewhat moist air
rising from the straw or hay is more
conductive than cooler air and "at
"Tho Common People,"
as Abraham Lincoln called them, do
not care to argue about their ail
ments. What they want is a medi
cine that will cure them. The sim
ple, honest statement: f L-nnw that
Hood's Sarsaparilla cured me," is the
best argument in favor of this medi
cine, and this is what many thous
ands voluntarily say.
Hood's Pills are the best after-dinner
pills, assist digestion, cure head
ache 25 cents.
Rheumatism Cured In a Day.
"Mystic Core" for rhematism and
neuralgia cures in 1 to 3 days. Its
action upon the system is remarka
ble and mysterous. It removes at
once the cause, and the disease
immediately disappears. The first
dose greatly relieves. 75 cents. Sold
by Otto Grotjan, druggist. Rock Is
land and Gust. Schlegel & Son, 220
west oecona street, Davenport,
of one-and-one-third fare for round
trip to all points not farther distant
than 200 miles will be in effect via
R. I. & P. railway, account of Christ
mas and New Year's holidays. Tick
ets sold Dec. 24, 25, 31. 1895, and
Jan. I, 1896. good to return until
and Including Jan. 2.
About ,000 English KeJgfcta.
Not quite 2,000 persons are living
who possess British orders cf knight
hood, or, roughly speaking, only about
one in 38,000 of the population.
Glaala; Pea. .
The glazing of pens, in some varieties
considered an important operation, is
done with lac dissolved in naphtha.
Los Angeles Express.
Dr. Kav's Renovator ia pertain tn
cleanse and invigorate the whole
ysiem. sow dj i. u. Thomas,
Universal demand for Acme beater.
Rev. J. H. Cannon has returned
Miss Florence Oswald is visiting
Drink Carse & Ohweiler's ginger
ale and be healthy.
Capt. H. C.( Cleaveland is back
from a 2-daj's, trip to Fulton and
Miss Anna N. Frantz. of Chicago, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Emma M.
Haverstick. ' . . -
Tbe American Biscuit company
has consolidated its two Davenport
branches, the Eagle Steam bakery
and the Roddewig-Schmidt factory
at the latter factory.
CriswolJ college, Davenport, is
closed and will probably never be
reopened. It is proposed to sell the
grounds and buildings and pay debts
vi uuuur wna toe nroceeua.
Rev. E. F. Fletcher, a missionary
returning recently from China, gave
in interesting lair on tbe political
ind I eliirious conditions of the Orient
at the First Baptist church last even-
The Christmas entertainment of
;. Mary's chnrch o-iven hv tha
school children at Columbia hall last
evening was well attended and suc
cessful in every way. The program
mciuaeu singing, music, tableaux
and a cantata, 'Seeing Santa Clans."
The damage resulting from th
blaze iu the rear of Bruhn's saloon
on Seventeenth street Saturday af
ternoon was kept down to about $50
through the quick and eflicient work
of tho lire department. The origin
of the lire is unknown, having started
in the bartender's bedroom and
burned up two suits of clothes and
. i i . .i i
The Tri-Citv PmVinir enmnnnv has
disposed of its Rock Island market at
200!) Fourth avenue to A. P. Glass
and Harry G. Brooks, who after
Jan. 1 will conduct the nlace under
the firm name of Brooks & Glass.
Mr. Glass has for a long time rnn the
market at 2702 Seventh avenue, and
himself and partner will rnn hnth
The Moline Mail referring to the
bad condition of Rock Island's ntrneta
as portrayed by The Altars says:
ine people of Moline have little or
nothing to complain about relative
to the cleanliness of the nnvorf
streets of this city, and it is not he-
nevL-u mai our authorities would
permit such a condition to exist as is
portrayed by The Augus. In its ad
vocacy of a change through which
clean streets may become a rule in
stead of an exception Tub Arous de
servo the endorsement of the muni
pal authorities and the people gener
ally of Rock Island, and thcrefnrn
their hearty cooperation in the cause
Charles B. Hood, broker and man
ufacturer's agent, Colunihu, Ohio,
cor tities that Dr. Kind's New Dis
covery has no equal as a conirh rem-
1 T W. W . V
cuj. u. v. rrown, proprietor St.
James hotel. Ft. Wayne. Ind.. testi
fies that no was cured of a cnnrrh nf
two years' standing, caused by la
i I 1 . r V - - -
grippe, uy vr. n.ing'8 new Discovery.
B. F. Merrill, Baldwinsville, Mass
says that he has used and recom
mended it and never knew it to fail
and would rather have it than any
doctor, because it always cures.
Mrs. Hemming-. 222 East Twentv-
fifth street, Chicago, always keeps "it
at uaiiu ami uas no iear oi cronp, be
cause it instantly relieves. Free
(rial bottles at Hartz & Ulle
NuTember Coal Marlratt
Anthraeite coal delivered per ton$7.50
Indiana Block $4.00
La Salle $3.00
All hard coal carefully screened.
E. G. Fkazeb.
For Kidney Troubles
there is nothing better than Clinic
Kidney Cure. Everyone who tries
ib win agree to mis. ror Sale at M
F. Bahnsen's drug store.
la TOFT. BEAUTT aaf
(Job C. Haraea ft
BKeonalled by no ether Ameri
can iutirumrnia. Lowest in pnee
of any strtcUy htgbiade laura
wau. at avum. Seaa far
D. ROY BOWLBT,
Desires to list property for sale,
and will look after and person
ally supervise renting, etc, for
Icoano a Specialty
Represents a reliable line of
high class insa ranee companies.
Room 2, Buford Block.
Seventeenth St. and Second Atssmm
GRAND SPECIAL SALE :-:
Will Deliver Goods
Carpets. , Rockers and Chairs.
25 Rolls all wool Carpets at We overstock of fancy
45 cents per yard. These Car- Rockers and Chairs which we are
pets are all new patterns just bound to close ont if prices will
received by us. ' do so.
"" " Pretty upholstered Rocker at
Runs Brass onyx top tables, very
large assortment at $3.25 and np.
We have a fine line of Rugs, as
which would make a good Christ- Desks, Tables Etc
mas present, that must lieclosed . . '
0UU Oor "to of Book-cases, Writ-
Mnnnot lino- 9"Trt :n ti Q". ln lesks. Center Tables, in fact
Smlraa SO. ill verything in the store ha. been
SmvTna llist .. ? rked down from 25 to 60 per
-r? , Cent nd we mn8t
These are all new and pretty Come and see for yourself. This
designs. , sale will conUnue until Jan. 1.
W. S. HOLBROOK,
Nos. 103, 105 and 107 East Second
Overgaiters Given Away
We are giving Ovcr-gaiter free to every
purchaser of our Ladies' and Gentlemen's $3
Shoes. Such an offer was never made before
by any reliable house, but we are doing it for
the reason that we live up to what we preach.
We give more value for a dollar than any other
house in the three cities.
CASH SHOE STORE.
1 07 Twentieth Street Open Evenings Until 9 O'clock.
JOn SI. PABIDOBT.
Piuimou $2 son
Painters and Decorators
PAH3 TTATrSTTTL, BiTannrri. tto.
Plumbeio, Steam, Gas Fitters,
BossMlaMttaf ssftslfra ... 22a Eighteenth Street.
to Rock Island Free of Charge.
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting,
Copper, Tin and
Sheet Iron Work.
ST. ai SEC01ID ATE
House. Rock Island.
BBaTBT A. PABIDO
?. 113 CmctMsta EL. VOSZtSUXD. ILL.