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THE ABGUB, WEDNESDAY. JANUAKY C, 189a. 7
Thursday January 7 we will Inaugurate, to Continue two weeks.
A - STUPENDOUS - STOCK - REDUCING SALE
Preparatory to Remodeling and Enlarging our Premises, Soon to be Begun.
Anu- nimts tmvo been roRrto tn remodel our pre pent rocm by removing all petition whIIs. putting in the most modern plate gls front and entrance, tearing down present ancex and rplacin? it with a four sory brick htiiM.nt? enten lin to the all ey
,ill(r ..jvfiir s or 1,1 Xy' " rt ttIlu wl,llu 111 "mieDis unoer prtsnni rooms are also to De rvtrioretl ana refuted and new basement to ba fitted up for retail
j j y u'r mm i nf" v ciainiuuo tiou njci' iii ii j w iiruieiiv uitaui n unniei biure n eieance and convenience.
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-p.v !k i' rhini.' mnv inue u wtn nwessiitue ine cunaw or room and a ein'iensiog or stock and as tbev cannot be c mple!ed before our epnng Btock will have arrived we can plainly see there will be no space either n store too n cr base merits
f,r cirrjiiti: "Y i Htl' winHr s wui-evcr. iienee we inaugurate inn s-ile and cut prices down early in January when winter uoods are in demand, that a clean sweep may be aiade.
Close the Store Wednesday Afternoon, Will Open With the Sale Thursday Morning,
Tbat this sale may interest aid benefit all our patrons, anil that the entire stock may be reduced to its minimum for invoicing, no department will be reserved from the mark-down.
; QUOTATIONS BELOW ARE BUT MEAGRE SKETCHES OF THE GREAT ARRAY OE BARGAINS THAT WILL BE PREPARED FOR THE
CROWDS OE BUYERS TO LEAST UPON.
Kvery winter gsrn.ent must to, ami
wr n;rk the prices to insure that they
't .t Mwk jickfts, reduced to $4 90
An "rted lot i f t lack tt cloih Inr
trimnud nnd at cloth untrimmed .$ 6 9S
An firtfd lot, formerly $10.5i, re-
.luced to ?1 1 OS
n hssnrtfd Io, ft.rmerly rp'tuced
" to 14.48
An Hs-fi rtfd lot, f.itmtrly redtifcd
J."i 'adif' newniiikets, formerly $S to
$ltl. rtduced to 1 89
'it lit w Dihrke's, formerly $12, reduce !
All i'lu?h suciies and jackets mi.ked
Social value in pp.cques reduced to
Stiecihi vlue in jnckets at $10 !)0
Evi rf child's and misses' cost reduced.
A-k to see the lots at $:?.9S and $.";.9S
I aPIEs' itKhNFAItDT CAPES.
1 1 t reduced
$ 9 9S
.fr.-m 1 7 5nto 12 hi
' 2.i to. . is 5't
. " .;!3 to.. 19 99
m i i's i h k .:.
1 lil Horti'd kinds, sold from 10 5d to
9 I. H.l marked ?7 VHeach
I!i! astrachnn, formetly .13 9s now
1 h aver cape, formerly $27 5'). io-
i nn.r.key (ape. r- dncd to $i:i T5
1 l t real htrai hin muffs formerly $-1 93
Bargains in Hosiery, Embroideries, Veilings, Yarns, Gassameres, Neck-Wear, Jewelry, Umbrellas, Corsets
SPECIAL -The First Few Days of the Sale We Will Sell
' Vt Extra Trains are now Running Acrusd the Brings for the .Accommodation of the People.
121, 12 MAIN ST. OTTUMWA, IOWA.
OXCN IN HARNESS.
au lllutrHt-l Acrmiiit of tlif Manner !
I'wn Are Worknl on Nome l'ariu. 1
(n uiH!:y Vermont farms mo-t of the
'ik h stiil dune by oxen. One fre
i.'!"!it!y Ki-t's a. f;irmer vitli a yoke of
i -n :i!i.l nil" Ii'irse hirclied aheiel. Many
e! tii'-S" oxen :i n hu'li irr.-el.- lit-vojis, not
i'.i:'-ici,i;iri v !iavi-. lnit a.-tivw. f ,it walk-
i :. t ( : ; 1 l
tit. Dishorning is, '
::i N'-vv Ktiglatid !
.ir'uiMr nxeii, i
i 1 in k'-t plii t ii j
'I n- y a iv rut off j
X V 'I. -
ii'. Mlf I'U'l:
unii (..II t
l-.i- balls aiv
ar" linn iiv.ls of just j
ui 'l on tin' hill farms i
:. w Kivjriand.
N- '.v liaiiiphir-
I :i .Maui ' and parts
nioiv I I,Trford are
r than tii" Di-vons,
i 1 - t. - r r i -( -
s an.l noi'.Mi-rs, but not
smart.- Th.-s-- working
oMfor! 1. '1'li-fann-
art iv ai..l
frf rlai'n i nat t n-y
juri-r t --1 t'nan tii-liial-,
1 1 t n 1 1 i ir out
Hl-ep and ut-w
faf. Tin-.-- work-
Ui o.u !-ii.iv n
inaki" swvi-trr and
lazv, painperi'd ani-
tloU of lemillii-ilt.
lJot-s th-ir exer
cise make t'n.
f touih and
t-ll ubotit ih'i:
AN OX COt.LAlt.
Roast Beef of Old Enz-
V- nirii im.s be-eu made a theme for
l"'eU, orators and statesmen, came in a
great measure from oxen which did the
larin wrk whii.. they were growing into
beef. Nobody praises the present beef
an tne ,,, .,.f pmid;
A Mimitotia farmer writes as follows
Kural New Yorker: -My team con
sists o.- ;i, sr. rs. which in thiscoun-
ry nr- worke.l in liarnet-s. Mv rnllam
are niad- of poplar, with a stout hame
urap ;.t tiie bottom and a piece of wood
across the, top. hinged ju front of the
hum,., un 8-iuch carriage bolts; I use
good l-aiher lines and bits in their
iiouths. Tins summer thfy worked on
ttie tuow.-r and rak au,i t;t Hixteen
H'-r.s with a heavy binder on rough
proiin.l. 1 i,eiieve this team is better for
ny farmer tinm horses which Kre not
strictly nrst class. Some may say that
cattie were not intended for bits, but if
iuy look inside the mouth of a steer they
will learn better. Mine can eat, drink
Hid ruminate quite well. Of course 1
TO SECURE TIME TO MARK
reduced to $3 35 ench
2 beayer muffs, worth $3, reduced
to 5 98 ,
1 mink muff, worth 7, reduced to 5.00
LtrK I KTAI! AI I'OHTIKKH.
Every pair in thehovse reduceil.
1 lot lace curtains reduced to 79c pair
1 .. .. .. .. gj 6i) ..
1 ' " " ' 2 19 "
1 ' " " " 2 69 "
1 4 75
Fine brussels t fleets are all in the mark
I l KK W I'A K It EPA KT 11 KiT.
We have decided t(. mark down every
line in the department We only men
tion a few of the brgaio lots here:
25dcz. eents' white and gray s-hirts and
drawers, assorted, ndi.ced to 19. each.
3) 1oz. ehir's atd diawers. white, for
merly reduced to 42's ttch.
16dz. floe camel hair shirts snddraw-
ers, reituced to S9;ihch.
A bargain lot of tcaih t shirts and draw
ers maiked 59 each.
20 di z ladies' merino pants and vests,
5t)o goods, reduced to ?9j each.
15 dcz. natural jersey ribbed, 5Si each.
1 lot ( f children's wo.I underwear sizes
from ''2 to 4i al! reduced to 49i each.
Several doz cenl's fltinel shirts 5Xj.
1 lot of gent's mittens 15.
d z. !die' tl innel partern skirts, for
merly $t 25. redjci d to98j.
All sets spread and doylies to match.
eTcativ reduced. Pri es range f 2 15, $3
3 50, $4. $4 50. $5 )0. $6 a set.
1 wbile bem Riirchei'. set reduced
feed graia wbdi woi'king hard, but when I
idle they are cheaply kept." A picture ,
of the collar is sliovn at Fig. 1. This 13
a front view, A A representing mortised j
holes for the traces, keyed in front.
iiahm:ss Fin: oxkn.
Fig. 2 shows the head and shoulders of
an ox with the col ar, traces and lines in
place. Breeching and 'belly bands" ure
never used . The t rare should draw from
a point about h: If way Ijetween the
points of the shoul b-r. AVe do not know
what Lreeds of steers make the best
'"horses," butFupj use the lighter, active
animals, like Jerst ys or Devous, are best.
The none ling. '
t, . t. .. ... x t 1
Professor Stmt 1. of the ew Jersey
ngncnltural expenment stat.on. tells in ,
a uuni-un i.sM.ii-u mm nrJr .mru
with hot wiiter proved satisfactory.
Heated to 123 deps. or higher the beetles ;
were instantly ki! led, but great difficulty :
was found in rea -hing the insects with ,
a sufficiently high temjierature. The ;
bagging of grapes is highly recommended, j
The author suggests in conclnsion that'
the farmer should, first, prevent the J
breeding of the insects on his own land ;
by nsing the heaiest land only for grass
aud keeping as little light land as possi- '
ble in sod, while thorough cultivation in
May will destroy many of the pnpie; sec-
ond, plant a fev rows of blackberries ;
around the vineyards to attract the first ;
hordes a few rose bushes or sinras will j
answer tne same purpose; third, use early
or late blooding varieties of grapes and
stimulate the vi ies by fertilizers to force
the blossoms; and by inducing a heavy
bloom get a su"plns which will stand
some thinning by insects. Keep a man
with a collector constantly at work at
least once a dav for three weeks.
I've f thw Scraper.
It always pays to use horse power and
a scraper to excavate soft eajrth. 1 have
jnst had a cellar for a house 13 by 24 by
89 and 6 feet deep excavated. It was
done by a teim, a man and boy, a
DOWN AND DISPLAY
to $ 5 75
I white hem stitched set reduced
to 11 50
1 white hem stitched eet reduced
to 19 50
CK AM II KM.
1 lot Cue gloss towling..
I lot heavy crash
...2c per yd
. ..3fi per yd
. .62 per yd
. . .S c per yd
TAB1.K It AM AM K .
1 lot reduced to. . .
29o per vd
1 lot reduced to.
lot heavy german reduced
to 44c per td
1 lot bleached german reduced
Jo 692 par yd
1 lot 72 inch heavy unbleached
Turkey red damasktd will be all re
duced. I' ONKMTir lll'.l'AKDI F. T.
A general mark down in Chenille and
Tapestry tsble spreads, Marseilles and
Honey Comb bed spreads. Suirtingj,
Tickings and pants clothes.
600 yards scarlet fl inne!, all
wool, reduced to 23; per yd
1 lot scarlet flmnel 1 J A r; peryd
1 lot 4 4 Shetland gray fl-tn-
nel 28c per yd
I lot j striped ebirting flan
nel HJc per yd
KLANhKTS AMI t (ffl KORTAHLKN.
1 lot blankets 58j a pair
1 lot fine white reduced to. $2 45 a pair
1 lot tine white reduced to.. 3.48 a pair
101, 103, AND
pcrapf.r ,)n(1 H sp,i,., aIl.t cost me
A nnnUiT job done bv hand labor cost
over twi-ntv dollars. It is a Question if
Julian "saiid shovel, rs" re cheap even
at olie j0u.,r )H.r jav. A Yankee, with
u rixid team a:. a ijuirk boy, can do
more effective is )rk than a whole gang
of ignorant foi-igners, writes a corre
spondent in Country Gentleman.
Ground cork is tin- best parking
material for bet s-n uii,-r. It never be
comes damp, and ir. i, a thorough non
conductor. Ir is .-j cheap that its cost is
practically nothing, says The American
George E. Hilton says lie believes in
handling hives and frames less, "but if
either must be handled I-t it be the
One apiarist leaves the packing until
the bees hang out; then lio takes it off,
even with the top of the brood nest.
An Ohio beekeeper unpacks hi bees
just before the swarming fever.
ulemuer Ht oue tue tee meetings
sa'l at he uses chaff packed hives and
of Jnne nother
m-mber said that when the hive
-.a , ,.nn B
Aud So They t'lim,.
Fresh Stnderit Ah, bo this is the
blrltiti if 1 h f .Tiimi4 rirn rlfiwn?
i whHt u funny be wust have,
The funuv bone is the humerus, isn't it?
Where is the humerus, professor?
Professor It was in your joke origi
nally, which, by the way, was a gray
bearded chestnut centuries before this
man was horn. Life.
Not Absolutely rcrfwt.
"Now isn't that a perfect picture of
the baby?" asked Mrs. N 00 pop, display
ing a new cabinet photograph.
"I don't think it is," replied Noopop
"I don't hear a sonnd.'' Harper's Baz ir
THE IMMENSE STOCK
Ail fine white blankets formerly 8 10,
and $12 are reduced. !
25 pairs icarli t tl&ket9 $2.33 a pair
10 pairs scarlet blankets - . 3.9 a pair
8 pairs scarlet blankets 4 5S a pair
1 lot children's crib blankets
reduced to $1 98 a pair
1 lot child's crib biatkete re
duced to 2.48 a pair
1 lot single bed comfortables
reduced to 253 each
1 lot Eiderdown comfortables re
duced to $4 45 each
Fntire line of comfortables marked
KiiucriM; am ii ki: ri; .in n
i.i. 1 bolt unbleached sheeting, a yd
1 bolt unbleached shitting, very
great value 6c
1 lot 9 4 unbleached ehetliug res
duced to l'2s
A general m-rk down on muslins.
K'-dneed prices wiil be made on can
ton flinnels and cheviots of all grades.
FANCY iOOIS AND KIItliONS.
1 lot Turkish tidies formerly 29c now
1 lot head rests for chairs reduced to
Florentine ePks, tinted bargarren cloth
drts-er scarfs and table spreads, all in the
1 great bargain lot heavy silk ribbons
will be sold at 6j per yard.
Another lot same qtitlity, wider, Kte
per y rd.
Best assnrtment of colors.
Puesel & Yon Maur,
Leaders and Promoters of Low Prices.
10, S. W. CORNER SECOND BRADY STREETS, DAVENPORT, IOWA.
Clara It seems that Miss liristle is
the daughter of an artist.
Maude Is that so? How does he earn
Clara He makes his own frames.
Tli Hull; oil the Janitor.
Auntie Look at the pretty cousin the
angels have brought.
Johnnie (visiting) Did the angels
Auntie Of course.
Johnnie Then I guess they brought
him in through the skylight and didn't
see the sign in the janitor's office that
says, Children not received here."
1 lie 4iiiitl Car Driver.
Smith A new motor for increasing
the speed of horse cars has been dis
covered. Joues Has it? Well, the horse cars
don't need y. up my way. All I have to
do to increase the speed of the cars is to
signal to the driver with my umbrella
that I want to get on board. Txas
Si f tings.
Net I'seil to It.
The Sunday school superintendent had
requested all the children who desired
to live in a better world than this to rise
to their feet, and all rose exeftpt a pale,
intellectual little fellow who had lately
begun coming to the school.
"Why don't yon r;s, my son?" in
quired the superintendent.
"They never used to ask us any such
ridiculous question in Boston," replied
the little boy, wiping his spectacles
thoughtfully and still keeping his seat.
WE FIND IT NECESSARY TO
UUESS GOODS DKPAKIMKNT.
A great opportunity to buy dresB
oo Is of all kinds cheap bs nearly tvery
uing in the tl ck is on the reduced list.
Here are a few of the great bargains at
1 lot 36 inch ilt.idB and stripes worth
252 a yi-rd. The equal has never been
offered in ttii.s city at 15c
At 25 cents,
A lot of plaids reduced from 37Jc.
At 36 cents.
1,0H yds 54 inch ladies' cloth, assorted
colors. It's all wool and ceriainly
At 17j several hundred vds James'own
suitings, regular value is 25c.
1 lot mohairs reduced to 22c a yd.
1 " novelty wool plaids reduced
from 55c to 44e per 3 d
llliUSS lEOIiKS A1SOIT HALF TltlCK
1 lot robe', hair spots and 81 ri pes reduced
to $2 98
1 lotrobis. formerly $9 50 to 11.50
asst'd, reduced to 6 98
1 lot robes, formerly $10 50 asst'd re
duced to 59 50
1 lot rot es, tomerly $19 50 asst'd re
duced to $12.50
It LACK fiOOHS AM) SII.KS.
Black Henriettas anil Jacquaris of all
kinds will be reduced.
1 lot tine black jacquards reduced
to . .79e a yd
1 lot line black wool henriettas reduced
to 61c a yd
1 lot black dress goods narrow white
stripes reduced to ,
.17c a yd
the 2-Cent Buttermilk Soap at 10 Cents Per Cake.
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CVtfiT YQilAN .THAT HAS
And many there
spend her CENTS FOR AUSEFUI.CAKF.
DR. ST. AR3IAD'S
Is the is&fent .nl Surest Kamedy ever discovered
lor nil the unnatural discharges and Pkivatk
Ihskasks of Wkn and the debilitating weakness
peculiar to women. It lias never failed to cure
the most obstinate case. In men, In from 3 to 6
days. (Nothing that makes quicker claims U
safe.) It is convenient to carry and handy to
use no bottle or spoon to annoy you. Kem em
ber, we guarantee it. Price tl.OO per box. Com
plete instructions wi'h each box. It the drug
gist you ask for lr. 6t. Aniiand's French Cure
has n"t got it, don't let him fool you with his
oily tongue by selling you something else In
stead, but send price to us and we will forward
to you by mail, in plain, unmarked box. We
also trit patiHnts by mail. Address THE
HAZZARAK MKDICINF. CO., 2M1 bouth bn
gamon btreet, Chicago, 111.
Live Stock Insurance Co.
L sans lire stock against death from accideut
or discus. For rates aply to
KP. LIBBBBKNECHT. Ac-nt,
1712 Sered avesas. Bock Island,
(JltEAT OFFtlKINGS IN BLACK SILKS.
Blaek peau de scire, reduced to 75c a
Black pau de soire, reduced to 90c a
Black pau de soire, reduced to 71 35 a
Black -faille silft, reduced to sSc a yd
?2c a yd
Rlack artnure silk reducid to 69.; a yd
Black aliua " " to tf.Sc a yd
Black " " to $1 35 a yd
Also surahs, grog grains, and rbadamas
Prices at Ue trimming department will
take a general tumble.
IMtlNTg, UIMillAM. t.TC.
3,000 yd9 prints wiil go at ljc a yd
4.000 yds b st 6j prints at Az a yd
1 lot double fold serges usually Hold at
12c. will go at 7'4cayd
1 lot (ine apron ginsbum at 5c a yd
1 " dress gingham reduced to . 8;o & yd
Our entire assortment of indig iblue
prints, robe prii.ts, bedford cords and
tennis flinnels marked down i.-heap.
II ANDKEKCl! I EI'S AND C.LOVKS.
lltndkerchiefg left from holiday sea
son will be marked cheap to ch ar up the
ttock . The following lots wiil be marked
1 lot colored border at 2c each
1 ' " " at 4? each
1 " ladies' silk initial rtduced to. . ,22c
1 " " linen reduced to 22c
1 " " silk beros'.itcbed at 20c
45 d z embroidered reduced to. .183 each
35 " " to. .29c each
All kid cloves and milts reduced.
All wool gloves and mi ts reducid.
0AP - ! S1AQ
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ANY oEN5E .
be we hope,
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
(VFirat-clase'work and sjeilal ttettli to
RIXO US CP,
Telephone No. 1214
John Volk: Sc Co.,
Sah Doors Blinds. Hiding, Flooring.
and all kinds of wood work for builders .
Eighteenth 8U, bet. Third and Pomrth ares.
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