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THE AKGUS; MONDAY. NOVEMBER 16, 1891.
I AM WILLING
You should take advantage of the LOW PRICES
we are making on
Furniture, Carpets, Stoves, Etc.
Ingrain carpets from 35o a yard up.
Brussells carpets from 50o a yard up.
Genuine Smyrna rugs 80o and up.
Fine fur rugs very cheap.
Parlor Suits-Assortment Complete.
Lounges and couches prices to suit.
A handsome durable platform rocker S3.QO.
Bedroom sets and bedsteadsa few more of those
Ladies' desks, music cabinets and combination
cases cannot be equaled for price and quality.
Come and see what we have, and be convinced
of the money 1 can save you.
Cash or Credit; No Extra Charge.
CHAS. A. MECK.
322 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Open every evening nntil 8 :00 o'clock, and Saturday's until 10:00p. m.
AGENCY FOR THE
STEAM and HOT WATER
THE ENGLISH SPAKROW.
Office and Sbop 219 Elgbteenth Street. Telephone 11
CHAS. W. TERBUBY, Manager.
Rotk Island, Hi.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WILL KNOWN-
Stab Block, Opposite Haepkk Houbk.
hat purchased (or the
Fall and Winter-of 1891-2,
A Urgerand finer stock than Tbetc good will arriTe in a few dtyri. Wait and them.
Xnt press the button,
'ute do the rest."
. 4 Kodak
' With you.
(OH TOO CAM DO IT TOURS ELf)
Send far CXa.ioM.
THE EASTMAN COMPANY, Rochest er, N. Y.
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
w'-' No. 117 Eighteenth Street
Thla new Sample Boom ii bow open for basinet. The beet of Wlnei, Liqsors and fne
Imported Clean always oa band.
, ANDERSON COUNTY. SOURMASH
KXXEENT & ADDER,
Eemored to 219 Seventeenth 8treet-
A leeer-lp;lea aTtae Head ef the Bira
far Which lh.4 mate Wilt Pay a
Bsun'y Af.er Iee 1.
The state laboratory of natural history
furnishes the following description of
sparrow's head for which a bounty of two
cents will be paid by the county clerks ss
heretofore described, after Dec 1 to every
person who kills one:
The head of the English sparrow may
best be told, off hand, by its heavy, t quare
look, its very thick, regularly conical bill,
its brown central color, without floe
streaks, but either varied by a black
throat and a large chestnut patch on each
side (malt), or else (in tbe female) with
tbe throat paler than the rest ofitbc head
and with a dull buffy stripe running back
wards from the eye, and with no chest
nut at the aides. It mver shows any
yellow or any white excepting a narrow
line above the eye of the male.
More particularly, tbe bead is thick and
heavy, fotming with the thick conical bill
a fairly regular pyramid, the top of the
head.slightly arched in all directions and
the sides considerably flattened Its
greatest breadth with the feathers pressed
close is about three-fourths of aa inch,
and its greatest depth (from tbe top to tbe
under side) very nearly the same as the
breadth; while its greatest length from
the tip of tbe bill to the back of the skull
is nearly twice as much.
The bill is a thick symmetrical cone
with the upper and lower lines slightly
arched (the upper one the more so), the
sides a little flattened and nearly straight,
and the tip rather sharp. Its
width at the base, across the corners of
tbe mou'h, is nearly one third of an inch
a trifle greater than its depth (From
atove downwards) and almost exactly
equal to the length of the under side of
tbe bill measured from the middle of the
arch at its base to the tip of the lower
jaw. Tae nostrils are at tbe very base
of the upper part of the bill and are. in
fact, nearly concealed by a few small
bristly feathers. In color the bill is very
commonly darker above than benea'li
tbe upper half being dusky except at lie
corners of tbe mouth, where it is usually
pal a or yellowish; and tbe lower half be
ing pale, varjirg from jellowish behind
to bluish white at tbe tip.. Oscasionly,
however, a specimen will be found with
the bill wholly black, and much more
frequently one with the bill wholly ple.
The ienglh of tbe upper line of the beak
(one-half incb) is iqual to the distance
from tbe nostril to the hind angle of tbe
la the male tbe top of tbe head may
vary from plain ash gray or drab to an
ashy brown, the color being lighest in
front. The chestnut pa'ch upon tbe side
of tbe head extecds backward Jrom the
eye, becoming broader to tbe rear, and is
often divided by a light line running
backward through the middle of it, and
may be more or less generally mxed with
gray. There is a black patch surround
ing the eye and extending to tbe bill, and
U9uilly arching upwards over the base of
tbe latter as a narrow black lin. A
black patch on the throat, usually more
or less mixed wi.h gray, extends from the
beak bickwsrds to the breast; and there
is commonly an irreguiar white line above
the eye. where one would look for an
ejebrow. The side of the bead and neck
b-'low tbe eye, between the chestnut
patch and the black throat. Is a dusky
gray, approaching "Maltese."
In tbe female, on tbe other band, the
side of the head below the eye is but little
lighter than the top, tbe buSy stripe be-
hind tbe eye is bordered below by a
darker color, ard the ibroat is pale, us
ually some shads of dusky iry. both
throat and top of head being without
From all birds except those of the
spartow or finch femiiy this bird may be
distinguished by tbe regularly conical
form of the bill; and from birds with sim
ilar bill occurring in tbe winter months,
it msy be further distinguished by tte
following negative characters:
Tbe top of the bead is never russet or
chestnut or red brown, and is never dis
tinctly streaked, or marked by any sort
or a central etr'po. Tbe bead never
shows anvwbere any red or any shade of
yel ow, the - throat and neck are never
stressed with darker, and when tbe aides
of tbe bead and neck are marked with
chestnut pitches, the throat is always
more or less b'.ack
MORE CANAL MONEY URGED
Ovs'ers at Krell & Math's.
Cook Wanted Mrs.V Phil Mitchell 714
Call on E. B. McKown for hard wood
aud soft col!. Telephone. 1.198.
Send your friends to Krell & Ma'h's
for a dish of fresh ojsters served in any
way you may wisn ior.
You can recommend Krel! & Math to
anybody, as they have tbe best oysters
ana Know now otsl to serve tbern.
Remember tbe cold weather does not
affect the ice cream business a particle
You can get a dish, brick, melon, pyramid
or individual ice cream at any time, no
matter how cold the weather is, at Krell
B. Birkenfeld offers tor sale bis entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete . Also bis property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, (
Lucas County. (
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is
the senmr partner of the firm of P. J
Cheney fc Co.. doing business in the city
or ioiedo, county and state aforesaid, aad
that said firm will pay tbe sum of one
hundred dollars for each and every esse
of catarrh that cannot be cured tythe
use or nans uaiarrn uure.
Frabk J. Cheney.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D.. 1886.
A. W. Gleason,
seal Notarr Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acta directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co.,' Props, Toledo, O
Sold by druggists, 75c. ,
The Chief ef Kactaerra Officially Hee
annrads aa Appropriation af av Mil
lion and a Hair.
Gen. T. L. Casey, chief of engineers,
has completed bis annual report which
will be submitted to congress in Decem
ber. The report deals with coast de
fenses, with tbe Chicago hsrbor and, in
brief, with the waterways in bis depart
"Tbe ultimate object of tbe improve
ment of the Illinois river," Oen. Casey
says, "is tbe construction of a ship canal
from the sou'hern end of Like Michigan
to the Mississippi river of sufficient ca
pacity to accommodate large sized Mis
sissippi river steamboats and for military
and naval purposes. There is still to be
done under this prospect the following
wotk: At the L Grange lock some
2.500 yards of riprap are to be placed be
low the dam to protect the river bottom
against scour, a short pile revetment to be
built as a guide to vessels at the head
of the lock and the grading and cleaning
up around the buildings to be completed.
Tbe greater part of this work will be
done by the regular lock force. The
Kampsville lock and dam are to be com
pleted and about 2.000 000 cubic yards of
dredging in tbe poo's. For this work
f 212,500 is recommended for appropri
Regarding tbe Illinois and Mississippi
canal the general says:
The object of this improvement is to
furnish a link in tbe navigable water
route from Like Michigan at or near
Chicago to the Mississippi river at tbe
mouth of Rock river. In view of tbe ne
cessary delay in acquiring rights of war,
end to tbe fact that that under the pres
ent methods of appropriation titles to
land are acquired for only such parts of
the work ss csn be done under tbe press
ent appropriation, the actual work of
construction must a lag an indefinite
time after money becomes available. It
is advisable, if practicable, that provision
should be made for tbe continuous prose
cution and completion of the work, or at
least that title be acquired for the actual
location upon the most favorable ground
of the work throughout its length, in
o der that work may be continuous.
Under this view an estimate of $200,000
to be expended as needed for the neces
sary expenses of acquiring ti 1 j to tbe
right of way of the csnal throughout is
submitted, and a further estimate of
1,500,CU0 for the actual work of con
struction along such right of wsy.
Tbe work of construction was be
gun in a preliminary way this morning
when Engineer Wheeler in charge of the
work commenced to prospect for rock,
etc., and work will be begun in esrnett
early in the spring.
Hard Lurk, taderd.
It is decidedly too bad. As noticed in
the Dispatch on Thursday, tbe time that
the Y. M. C. A. has iu which to redeem
its property from the sale to C. F. fJem
enway for tbe mechanics' lien holders ex
pires on the 15:h. The 15:h beirg Sun
day, tbe time virtually expires th's eve
ning. Tbe association had hoped to find a
purchaser before today who would pay
say as much as tbe building is worth for
the property, leaving out of considera
tion the value of the lot. Had this been
dace, tbe $17,000 to tbe lien holders
could have been paid, and suffl
ctent woutd have been left to pay all
other claims, and to leave the association
a nice little nest-egg besides. As it is.
the indications are that f 2,000 or $3,000
of unsecured claims will be left out in tbe
cold when tbe property is finally told by
Mr. bemenway to satisfy tbe lien-hold
ers represented by. him; in otrer wirds.
that tbe association will have $2,000 or i
(3.000 less than nothing left.
Tbe Moline association aimed too high
when the building was proj cted, nd
now it falls with a sickening thud. It is
too bad. Moline D spstcb.
A DBI&X OF BaPFIHEIS
May be followed by a morning of "La Grippe."
Easily, and why? Because the displacement of
covering In bed, a neglected draught from a partly
cio-ed window, an open transom conne ted with
a windy entry in a howl, may convey to your nos
tril and lunan the death-dealing b,a-t. Terrible
and swift are the inroads made by this new des
troyer. The medicated al.ohollc principle in
Hosteller's tftomach Bitters will check tbe dire
complaint. A persistence in thia preventive of Its
further development will absolutely checkmate
the dangerous milady: Unmeditated alcoholic
stimulant are of little or no valoe. The Just me
dium is the Bitters. No less t fflcicions is it In cases
of malaria, biiliousnese, constipation rhenmatism,
dyspepsia and kidney trouble. The weak are
usually those noon who a disease fastens first.
Invigorate with tne Bitters.
Estate of Jotrn Ilelttman, Deceased.
Tre uodertifrncl having been appointed exec
utrix of Ihe last will aud testament of John
Beinnan, late of tbe cuu iy of Hock M nd, -tale
uf 111 nuis. deceased, hereby gives notice th: she
will appear before tbe countcourt of Kotk fsland
count), at the ffl e of the clerk of said court, in
the city of Kock .stand, at Ibe January term, on
the Brt Monday in January next, at which lime
all persocs having claims avalnst said mute are
notifi-.d and reii-ir.ted to attend, for Ihe niiruose
of having the same adjo-ted. AH persons in
debted toiaid ette are requested to make im-
ucuisie payment to ine nuaerstencd.
Dated this 13ih dav of Nmxmhj.. a n iiioi
CHaBLOTTE HKITTMAN. Executrir.
JjJXECTJTOB'8 NOTICE. ' .
Estate of Daniel O'Brien, Deceased.
srntorof thu Ut will mm .., . . ,
O'Brirn.late of the county of Rock Island, state of
Illinois, arc eased, hereby givea notice that he will
KKv Z7.Z 1?" euii n oi noes: island
the city cf Rock Island, at the January teres, on
the Firat Monday in January next, at which time
U1 parsons having elaime against aald estate are
aotiSM and requested to attend for the nuruoseof
.c, - pUJ.,KW, persons moented
to said estate are requested to make immediate
Dated Ibis llti day of November. A. D..1M1
DAVID BROWN. Executor.
'rm HfTr Till?., a kit
WY, t.fTT i Ma 1
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'axon uxonicro.. eupw-
To tie Fa bile
Prof. H Hirschberp, the well known
optician of 629 Olive street, 8t. Louis,
wishes to inform bis many friends and
patrons of Bock Island and vicinity thit
he will be at lbn s'or of his Bgnt, V. H.
Thomas, from Dec 7 to Dec. 13. anl ad
just bis celebrated Diamond and Non
Changeable spectai les and eye glasses to
all in need of tbem.
Examination of eyrs free of charge.
A HANDSOME POLISH. I 8hi"e".
ft LEATHER PRESERVER, f b TVi"1
NO BRUSHING REQUIRED. J U
Used by men, women and children.
WiMdarlinc. yooreeaeb lant dry vet. I have fret
paiatgd it with
Looks like a new coach, dont it babr?
A 10c. Bottle will paint a Baby Coatfau
A K5c. Bottle a Bed Room Suit.
WOLFF RANDOLPH, Philadelphia.
Express and Moving.
All orders promptly attended to. Cbar
U Leave orders at it. Trenaman'e Harness
shop on Market square.
A TTORNRT at L-fw t?T 1
.1 a a'i7!77?7T :
.D. IVIIVn iy I'
tNVS AND ciiiv 1
ATTORSET'S AT LAW i
int.- i.i... -n.
J. P. V??? t, -
In connection with , A1et
sp.cinn .f ," J"ii.s.
Office, cor s;.c';;V.;r;'',A,Vl:?U
ucurs: to ) . , ,;'."'."
DR. J. E, HAWTHDRfci
Teeth pTtr.tj ...
method. Office n., bon;" !'3'D bJ :
' ""ia avense, K.Jci ,
Mitchell & Lyndc's Block, Ro
B. M, PEAKOL
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PS0TECT YCUB y
MR- H HIRSCHEEE
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ever mule n jc ctae'",. '
enii-ir'ieiion hi Ihe I., i . s y-
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Glas es uver ll;.- tochar.ji-
iruin 're eei. a 1 1, i every Tat
i iiiaTanteeii. mi tVi! tl 'I.... 'S.
tbe ejer itioiiruter li.iworcri'
ieneiiarei itiev win I ..rn-t -a
with a new &.x'n f't. -J ,
T. II Tno nas ha. a in I a-: tat
i"tit-s all who will : ,s;iyx
of llic treat si;peii tnt -,f ti.. ij
over any and all other ij.-w: :r,
:mtl examine the i-ati.e art H.tl
dm jgis. and optician. Kr r : j
No Peddlers Supplied.
DAVIS & CO.,
A complete stock
of Pipe.Brass Goods
Packing, Hose, Fire
Sole Agents for
We guarantee eerj me per'ect, and will send Cars. Twenty Diys-tria', to repoc:lile
par.les. Safety Heating Boilers and ten ractors for furniMiing and
laying Water and Sewer Pipe.
DAVIS BLOCK, Moline, 111.
1712 First Ave,, Rock Island. I
Residence Telephone 100.
The Art Garland
Is the leading hard coal stove of the world. It
has stood the test of time, and has proven itself
to be the Prince of Base Burners. If you are in
need of a hard coal stove, it will pay you to call
and examine the merits of. the Art Garland; it is
sold with a positive guarantee that it has no equal.
The Riverside Oak . . .
Is the best for soft coal.
It will not gas or smoke.
It will keep fire all night.
It has a large ash pan.
It has heavy steel body.
It is guaranteed in every respect.
Gall and examine our immense line of Stoves
1(315 and 1617 Second avenue, Rock Island, LU-
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