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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 Quotations: Capes, regular price $ 4 00, now $409 Jackets, II II II 7.OO, I0.50, I540, 545. 7.CO. 9.00, I0.50, 1400, 17-45. I II 1 II II II ' 5 84 875, 12.85 4 55 584 7-5o 9 75 n5 14-55 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. Holiday Slippers. A handsome display at the Old Reliable Shoe store. WRIGHT & DARDER, Fashionable Footwear. 1704 Second Avenue. THE PLACE TO BUY Wall Rap 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 -FOR- MUSICAL GOODS 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 Unexpected Remittance. 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 to me," 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 ing vacations. Fireman Daniel Marick, of the Rock Island, has gone home to Chi. cago to spend Christmas. Joseph McQuaid is firing the 370 during his aosence. 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 yourself." 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 Carondelet, 111." Hood's pills cure all liver ilia. Children Cry for Pitcher's Caetorla. 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 Saatlay Sirtlcw. 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 coming week. 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 ing. 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 eminent. 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. BUaetrte Bitten. 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. BRIEF MENTION. 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 smith'.' 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 cents. The second ot the tri-eitt dancing parties was given last evening at the Industrial home. About thirty couples attended. 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 evening. . "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. DIED. 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 Turkey Talk Is in order just at the present time, but truthful talk is better. We are showing our usual line of Holiday Presents Including Diamonds, 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 Rock-Bottom Prices. -." .-.- .. . 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 H.55. 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 DAVENPORT All's Well 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 3TT The Hatter and Furnisher.. 1 7 14 Second Avenue. nECKVlTITS GENUINE Round Oak Made in Doe-wah-jack, Michigan. 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 CZ3 cue; Je ft. CAS3. IT'Tt t.9.1 HQUIIIJ FIELD Dtt03. PRACTICAL Ctcm Geo FittoTo. 09f l9tl8f 4tMlt7ntWe. - - 222 ElgUtecctk Street.