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THE ARGUS. THUKSDAT, MARCH. 10, 1892
TEMPER OF ANIMALS.
CREATURES ARE, AS A RULE, MUCH
MORE AMIABLE THAN MEN.
&er rislit aiore Fiercely Than Wolves,
Strarge tn Suy, ami a Tame Stag Hu
3Seti Known to Kill a lloy Zebras and 1
l'lld Asses Are Katlier Dangerous.
The old theory that :;!iimnl good temper
might be accounted fornn the ground that
animals are sensible of pleasure and pain,
ot not of advantage and disadvantage,
was only a half truth, for animals are sub
vert to jt-alousr and jealousy is the direct
rrtfult of a feeling of vrmi:il disadvan
tage. Hut it draws aicen.iou to the fact
that occasions for disagreement in the case
ef most animals are rare and unusual.
Quc-tims of domicile arc almost the sole
jouud of discord in the animal world,
iritli tlie exception of t he fierce dissensions
nned at pairing lime, and even in the last
ease combat is only t:fiier;.l hi the case of
Deer li'lil more fiercely than wolvjs, and
wild sheep than lions; and though there is
or ras an oaule in the Zoo which was
caught hxkeil in the talons of nnollier
aglu wluu lij.-hiii in the sprinsr, the
Sercest birds are usually friendly with
their own species, and while rulls nnd
lliick irame iiirlit like irradiators for their i
wives, the eagles and the peregrines, as a ,
inle, mate in peace. I'roximitv. the sever
est trial to human t em ;ier, seldom ruffles j
Hie animal mind, and didVrcut species live
Sn harmony together, each seeming, as in
Ihe case of owls and the prairie dogs or
looks anil starlings, ra! her to prefer than
hun the society of the o;her.
The choicest spots for homes are natu
Sally the source of warfare among birds,
and other animals frequently light for the
gosFessioii of some favorite breeding place.
Badgers and foxes which have shared the
roe earth during winter often fight for
Mlo possession in the spring, when the fox
invariably wins, a result which would
iardly be expected from the relative phy
nqne of the two animals. Hut such quar
rels are only for the sake of rearing their
yonng, not for selfish reasons; and even
apprehended pressure on the food supply
imrely excites ill will, except in the case of
the largest carnivorous birds and animals,
which require a wider range for hunting
nd drive their young to other districts.
ANIMAL TKMI'KP. I'ACIFIC.
The rodents and ruminants are less jeal
qs, nnd that strong social and gregarious
ijstinet which the existence of ill temper
s a permanent characteristic would in-
WltaLlv le-,trov keens them ln"ilmi in
peace and harmony. They love society, cr-.ni, clenn. in repetitive, and raver fail
anil not the least marked difference be- '"B: tutty fully neet nil the rt quirements
fcweon the temperament of animals und ' of a household remedy, hn.l should !mi
jen is th.-'.t animals do not by mere con
tact irritate each other a p'v.icve nnd not
unimportant compensation for the absence
tl the gift of speech.
&inci-occasions of difference are so few.
iHn.uur u;:t i ne assiinintion eti an ancient
and inbrei! maliunitv in auima" minds
rh ,i,n ;,f --ti.J xr " "
Boat" supposes in the case of fox terrier
to have been due to a double dose of orici-
al sin, could justify the view so generally
Acid that animals are lis a rule ferocious
and ill tempered, a notion summed up in
Hr. Ilurti.'iud's conclusions iu '"Happy
Thoughts." that most of the creatures
with which hu came in contact in the
country were, "when not dangerous, nl
rays very uncertain." The exact contrary
would Ih- nearer the truth.
Animal temper is naturally pacific,
equable nnd mild. Bad temper is the
privilegi; of more highly organized na
tures; and the mild resentment of the pla
cable tiger finds its development in the
apoplectic fury of the mandril and the
measured malice of mankind. Horace's
aaggestion that Prometheus added to the
ill temper of man the strength of a mad
Jion must lie taken literally.
SOME SAVAGE CRKATl'RES.
The general law of good nature in the
animal world makes the exceptions all the
wire remarkable. Quarrelsome species
appear among a friendly tribe, just as an
ill tempered individual does in a kindly
species. The ruminants are a most peace
ful race. Vet deer are savage and so is that
handsome Indian nntcloc, the nylghau.
A tame stag is a very dangerous pet, and
een the Is-autiful roebuck has been
known to kill a boy in a wild fit of rage.
But the fiercest and most vindictive of all,
with the exception of the Cape buffalo, is
the South African gnu, which never loses
its ill tern per when tamed, and always re
mains among the few dangerous animals
which the keepers at the Zoo have to deal
with. Hardly less ill tempered are the
(ebrus and the wild as.-cs, which suggest
that human mismanagement is not entire
ly to blame for the occasional ill temper
and obstinacy of mules and donkeys.
To the ill tempered spec ies we may add
Hie camel nnd the two horned "black
rhinoceros. The last is really ferocious,
charging down on any creature, man or
cast, without provocation, and capable of
inflicting mortal wouudseven on the lion,
Uieclcphaut or its own kind. 13ut among
all the larger creatures of tiieanimal kiug
doru it is difficult to lind more than a
dozen species which are. as a class, ill tem
pered, unless we" include all those Car
aivorous animals w hich exhibit a certain
ferocity in the capture of their prey. Ixm
.Pampered in the lii.veriinient's Service.
To illustrate thciliHieuIi ies which attend
claim against the government may be
nentioued the case of Colonel I! , who
.nKod a regiment for the Union r.rmy in
tSmnsylvania. lie was made colonel of it
and Wii oidered to Washington. While
there he was kidnaeil and shut up for a
long time in t lie old Capitol prison. The
whole affair is a mystery which will never
he solved prolmbly. At all events, the un
fortunate man having disappeared another
officer was apiioiiited to his command and
he lis! the regiment to the field. Investi
gation made vrars later showed that Colo-
el 11 e.p nded SW.nuu in raising and
quipping these troops. His petition for
Kimburscment has never been granted,
Bad he is new a pauper. Washington
Tliey (irt Mad About It.
The enthusiastic advocate of vegetarian
am who testified in support of it that since
fcrr pet dog had learned to prefer peanuts
to a marrow bone his nature was changed,
will hardly find any one so skeptical as to
ioubt her. In fact, many people have a
premonition of the same metamorphosis
awely at the sight of peanuts in a public
conveyance Ik-ton Transcript.
A Poisonous Wax.
Wax is a substance secreted by the bee,
and is analogous to the fat of the higher
animals. The wax of a species of bee com
wm in Patagonia, Terra del Fuego and
oilier parts of southern South America
and the adjacent islands, is a dark bine in
olor and is said to be more poisonous than
arsiic. St. Louis Republic.
Gran t'nder Trees.
It is often very diflicnlt to get grass to
grow untie tbe sbiule of trees, and yet in
places whe -e something green- to cover the
ground is very desirable a number of
plants have been named as being adapted for
furnishing these green surfaces. The com
mon periwinkle is one of the best kuotvn;
another excellent tiling is some of the
speciesof h.'periiiin; t wo Ku ropean species,
II .,,,.1 II ,li,.,mfi;iim
" , , - V. , '
tunve particularly iu the? comparatively
dry and shady places. Another very fine
thing is tl e Japanese houeysuckle. It
keeps very low, and perhaps is a better
substitute for grass than many of the
others nami d. There are two forms which
can be empl yed for this purpose, one, fre
quently known in catalogues as haliiana,
and the otht r form as The I., brncbybotriii;
this is more generally kuowu as the Jap
anese cvergieen honeysuckle, although the
varieties arnil more or less evergreen.
This particular one is more fond of trail
ing than the others. Medians' Monthly.
'lie Meade Claim.
J The Celebr ited Meade claim is one of the
j most remarkable known. More money has
i been spent '.? the government in printing
I documents relating to the case than theen-
tire sum demanded, which is SIOU.OHO.
' That amount was lent to !paiu by Mr.
I Meade, father of Ijeneral Meade, to help
i buy Florida When the United States
purchased Fiorida from Spain, this coun-
try agreed, s part of the bargain, to as
6UIUC a11 debts outstanding on Florida's
account. Of such debts, that owed to Mr.
Meade was tl e principal one. It has never
been paid an 1 never will be paid, because,
as one congressman said frankly, it is too
much cash tc hand over in a lump. Spain
is willing to 1 quidate the claim if congress
will declare formally that the United
States refuses to pay, but congress has not
acted on the proposition. Washington
THE INDEPENDENT MAN.
Who counts himself ns nobly born
Is noble in despite of place.
And honors are but brttmts to one
Who n ear them nut with nature's Brace.
The prince may sit with clown or churl.
Nor feel himself disgraced thereby;
But he who has but small esteem
Husbands hat little carefully.
What though not bid to knightly halls?
Those balk have missed a courtly guest;
That mansio i is not privileged
Which is n t open to the best.
A Household Remedy.
Allcock's I'oius Plasters are the only
reliable plsstets ever produced. Fra-
oe tept on hand, for the relief and cure
of weak back weak muscles, immeate,
stiff or eclsrged joints, pnins iu. tbe cheat,
saihll of the batli und around the hips.
strains, 8'itchcs. and all local pains. Ail-
i n n .. ,
Cn ,!'et.l'rs.are ql-
Beware of imitations. nd do n
' eceivp 1 b Diistpresentation .
Allcock's, and h t no solicitation or ex
planation induce you to accept a substi
tute. For Over Fifty Team
Sirs. Winalo'f's Soothing Syrup has
been used by n illions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dia
burbed at night tnd broken of your res
by bsick child si ffering and crying with
pain of cutting tetb send at once and get
a bottle o -Mis. Wir.slow'a Soothing
8yrup" for children teething. It will re
lieTe tbe poor lit le sufferer immediately
Depend upon it, mothers, thereis no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the ;ums. reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and it the prescription of one
of tbe oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout tbe world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Bradfield'a lemale Regulator
Should he used by tbe young woman, she
who suffers from any disorder peculiar to
her sex, and at ch tnge of life is a powers
ful tonic; benefits all who us: it. Sold
by Hsrtz & Btbnscn.
Lady Mary Wortley Montague.
This lady was one of the
most distinguished literary
lights of the h.st century. She
was tie datiglter cf an English
eal. Ht-r husband was Em
bassador ti Uonstantinople.and
her letters from there to her
j friends give the m jst interest
ing desjnptioi ot life at the
Turkish Court of any that have
ever been givei she was the
first person of qualiry to recog
nize tbe valtie -f Jenner'a great
discovery of in aoo-ulation as a
remcdy of small-pox, and she
had her cMldn-n thus treated.
It was through, her that this
method of comtaitingsmall-pox
was introduced to fasainable
society. Her daughter married
the Mat quis cf Bate, who was
largely responsible under
George III oi the .American
Revolution Bite and his wife
were so ashamed to think that
Lady Mary was a literary
woman, that they purchasad
many of her letters after her
death and bnnnd them to pre
vent their publication, thus in-
jflicticg irreparable loss upon
literature Lady Mary died of
pneumonia at an advanced age.
If Reid'd German Cough and
Kidney Cure had been discaver
ed her life might have been
spared to pubish her own
works, and we ehould then
have had a much better idea of
the eocial life of the eighteenth
century than we haye now.
This iocomparable remedy is
for tale everywhere at 25 and
50 cents a bottle,
Sylvan Remedy Co.,
What are Kranse's Headache Capsules t
To be brief will tell you they are unlike
anything prepared in America. A few
years since an acquaintance who for years
had been a headache sufferer, until his
system had been ruined, was advised to
go to tbe Carl9bsd Springs. Germany, to
trf the t fleets of the water. While the
waters were appirently a benefit, still
they were not a cure. While at Ibe spriegs
lie beard a great deal about the court
ohysicinn, Dr. Krau-e, who attewHiON
becsnie famous the world over owing to
the Mackenzie controversy during and
after the last illness of emperor William.
lie consulted Krause in regard to his
bcacRche, ard to quote Ibe doctors words:
"Ilere is a prescription which if taken
as I direct, will prevent or stop any kind
of headache, no matter what the cause.
You will find the frequency of the at
tacks will diminish and by taking the
capsu'es when you feel tbe approach of a
headuche you will never have another,"
Tbe pi'iient was pract'cally cured and
with Ida permission I prepare, and sell
what I have seen fit to call Krause's
HeadacBe Cips-ules to headache victims.
For sale by all drugei9ts. Ilariz & Enhn
6tn, wholesale druggists.
Is tbe greatest blessing ever offered chiid
bearing women. I have been a midwife
many years, and in each case where
Mother's Pri T,d has been ussd, it has ac-complL-tud
wondirs and relieved much
suffering. It is tbe best remedy for ris
ing of the brea9t known, and worth the
price for that alone.
Mils. M. A. Brewstkr Montgomery, Ala.
Xew Orleans via 1'liiraeo.
From Feb. 23 until Feb. 23 the C. R.
I. & P. will sell round trip tickets to New
Orleans, good to return ur.til March 22 et
the rate of $25.85.
I am seventy-seven years eld, and h-ve had
my age renewed at leas: twenty yecrj by the
use of Swift's Specific so that now I feel
like I was ahout fifty-seven. My trouhle was
Eczema for fifteen years. My foot and leg to
my knee was a running sore for two years,
and physicians siid it c-u'd not be cured.
After taking fifteen small bottles S. S. S. there
is not a sore on my limbs, and I am well, and
have a new lease on life. Ycu ought to let
all sufferers know of your wonderful remedy.
Ira F. Stiles, Palmer, Kansas.
SOfl ISA WONDERFCL REMEDY
cpeoiallv fur old "p'.. . J( build
- "Uikji Up the geueral health. Treatise oa
the blood maik-d free.
fcWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta, Ga.
Jj LECTION NOTICE.
?.tot c" U hereby giv-n that nnTne'dav, the fifth
day of Ailril. 18!h!. in the cityof Ho:k Island, an
I'Uctiiin will be held for the following ofllccrB,
One Alderman In the Firet Ward for two
One Alderman In the Second Ward for two
One Alderman in the Third Ward for two
Ons Aldermau In th2 Fourth Ward for two
One Aldermau in the Fifth Ward for two
One Aldeiman in the Blxih Ward for two
One Alderman in the Sixth Wrd for one year
to HU vacancy .
One Alderman in the Seventh Ward for two
0e Alderman in the Seventh Ward for one
year to fill vacancy.
One Supervisor for two yea-s.
Two Assistant Supervisors for two years.
One Asen-r for one year.
One Collector for one year.
Which election will be open at 7 o'clock In the
morning anl continue opt n until 5 o'clock in the
afternoon of that dav.
Places of registration End votlnc polls will be as
First Wara franklin Hoe House.
Second Waru Hhoenix Hoe House,
'ihird Ward-tld Wideawake Unse House,
Fourth Ward 'Mmick's Livery Stable,
Fifih Ward- Fifth Ward Hose House.
Sixth Ward ablc Hose House.
Se-enth Ward Gilpin Hose Honse.
City and Town Clerk.
Ifock Island, 111 , March 1 ,18yi.
School Books, Toys and Candy,
Tablets and Stationery.
A full l ne of frc;h
Cigars and Tobacco
Always on hand,
2223 Fourth Ave.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
tFirst-claas work and .special attention to
KISU CS CP,
Telephone No. 1214
Pa PL?. MEDICATED
Impart. . -rilIi;" trnnspftivm-y to thekin. R-
2 move ptn.tilfs, trrkie and ilK-tlonttions. Foe
3 sale It? Pil lirt cl lrufrcits ortnailcd for 66 eta.
Dr. Benison'a Hel'ab'e Remedy. Famous every
where among tbe ladies as ea'e, prompt and
effectual. Tbe original woman'mahaiion. Price
gl sent direct, sealed: information free. Address
O. ton Medical Co., Boston, Maes.
It CnTesColda.Conglis.SoTe Throat, Crotip.InSacn
la.'Whoopinf Cough,Eronchitia anJ Astiica. a o;r.
tin corw forUonsumption marat t?- ai:l a nn rctief
In advanced stages. t- itow. Yen will tbfl
exc-l!-nt efrect after taking tbe 6rst do. f4
fcj dealers trj whvre. itVSv buiUe, &0 ccuu auU gl.W.
A delicious ar.l Healthful Confection!
THE PUREST AND BEST CUM
EVER OFFI REO TO THE PUBLIC.
ITS WEDiOHAL PROPERTIES ARE :KVALUASLEI
SOKE TZP.0A7, COUCES A2TD CCLD3,
AND IS HIGHLY BENEFICIAL 70 DY3PEPVCS.
It whitens the torth and sweetens tbe breath, im
parts a pleasant taste to the mouth, and an agree
able feelint to the stomach.
Borg's Choc-To Gum is the be:t, try it once, and
you will use no other afterwards. If any dealer
you ask for it, has iut got it. t.ike no other, but ko
somewhere else. You will find all procressive
dealers have it. that is the class of dealers to pat
ronise always for anything you want.
CHEW EORC'S CHOC-TO CUM,
69 & 61 C. CANA1 ST., CHICAGO, ILL.
HARTZ & BAHNSEN,
Wholesale Agerts for Rock Itland.
TO THE 'FFLIOTEO!
ff Wnj- paj bi(rff.-i'toqu:ir'kswhpnthebe,n
t&f rnedieai treMtniert can tt had f.r roasin
. ahlepri(vstl 'j he iVru Chemical .. p-v
p:irta irum iie rvsiTitttnni' ot nr. V ill
JggWMM MEN ?IV',XX'
wZhlrXiJSr Iss tti Meniory, iXsp-tndenf-y, oto..
fruie eurly lnfliH,r1'ilnsroiiir causes; also
I'lnfi! C AnCH MCU who f'XiKriftiee n wmknw
h.lLIULL-HOLU ir.Cn inutlvam-eof Uiciryear-vKut
nor and fllacliier tr'uols, etc., will flul our M-tbuti
')f Treatment afe, Certitin and Spevdv Cl'KK.
fwhn Iiaf iZiK. .ncifU Dttn!lon to t hesf
'lisnMs f.ir ni.mr years, areseritM'S s'rTn
nal I'astiMes which act rtimetiy urwn t li-e
fliitjMfi nrtrnni.arHl nure vcr belter
th-tn Stomach Mcnlicincs, as Ihey are nut
el.unKCd hythe-iras; ric jutcfand rvqiKr
change of dietorinUTruptloniiitu.'iiieH'
HOME TREATMENT fr?2!i
owtiriK fnim H.ijto15.li, h1 with nn
Villintns' private pnirripp. Give them'a tn.tl.
vPFniFIP Un CI '""bo Kldneysanrt niacWeretiTpf
JI kUII IU nU.OI rooent rases In one u four diiys
IITPCIUC FIITBPDUlf Cart" f.w all forms oi
UltnlHC CUInLrnlU Female Weakness, etc.
Cat! or write for catalogue and InforniAUonbefc
Cou&ulLuu others. A4f1res
THE PERU CHEMICAL CO.,
188 Wisconsin Stkeet. MILWAUKEE, W!
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of famishing al. kinds
of Stoves with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
has been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS. i Propts.
The Rock Island
Is the bsst medium through
which to reach the country trade.
Advertisers should have their
announcements ready by Thurs
day morning to insure insertion
in the current week's issu9.
FOR MEU ONLY!
wit or 1.U6T or FAILING MANHOOD,
Weakness of Body and Kind, Effects
Uof Errors or Excesses in Old nr Vm.
H"! I. kablr BAMHHID fall; Rnlorra. Ilow I. F.slsnrTuTa
8tmwtbMKAk.l MlKVIiLlll'KIl OHI.Si rAUTHeTKOUT
AbMlaleljr aafsUjsK IIOBK TltKATIKNT Itegu la a dar,
tram USUM aad rorrisa CaaatriM. KHtrtaeai.
BncrtpUte Rs, oplaaaltae aaa piaoU aiallra (apaled)rrea.
nm ERtE MEDICAL CO.. BUFFALO, W. V.
Notice Is hereby given, tliat the unde-siened
has heea appointed assignee of he Northern
Minini; and tttilwar company, and all persors
holding anr claim or claims against said Tbe
NorthernMlnitig and Railway companyare hereby
notified to present the sane to me nnder oath or
afflrn ation within three months from ttis date,
whether said claims are due or not. All persons
indebted to said issifmor are requested to make
prompt paytrent of the same.
Dated March 1, 18tU.
THOMAS S. SILVIO.
BTio desire a srood business position In the 'World's
Fair city should write at onee for lrospectus of the
amnua Metropolitan Business College, Chlcaeo.
Jtyean. Occupies lta own butldlnir. Address,
O. M. POWKE3. frincipaL
C n K ITi r
o- o , .r-r I .
TtOI yr ur Gncer
vau r.wt lfnve
''A. I A iJLAVi."
I I". s. .
"V'"4BACVSQAP,7.;S( TJ MACE o K -v r -
J. B. ZIMTyIER,
Has jon received a large invoice of the latest Imported ad Uom.stir Pr!; a-;
Soilings, which he ii selling at $.'5.00 and up. Bis lir.o of overroatincs ear n t,, , . "-'( r
west of Chiceco. A vtry fl-ie line of pants, which be It selling t.t $; -o sr ! . ..
and make jour selcrtion whi'e U e stock is comjilcte.
Star Blook, Opposite Earper Uocek.
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market-
All kinds of Fiv3b and Silt Meats always on Inn.i. (Jan.
Fi&li and Oysters in the season.
Reynolds' Block. Moline JIte., TOOT OF EL II ST.
DE ALER in
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ot Carpenter "Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satitfscUon Jgnarsr.te. d.
Office vnet Shoo 721 Twelfth Street. ROCK ISLAND
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAaiES T. O'CONNOR, Proprietors. "WTI. H. CATT0N.
J. Ma CHRISTY,
sr. ,9 a.- organs in e-trterpt-x
-y-i- ufctM,f t-lta-o. optuui
JETOElMOiFTUilM.V.. vT rtj iLtliZ IHC HI J,'.
For sale in Rock island by Harta
You can save money by
vrocKery, jutiery, iinware, jiaaswcre -
ware, sic. .
MRS. C. MITSCH'S, 1314 Third
C. J. W.
.ix a i,n u. v
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes of work : a!o ,rTilfi" ""
Sliding Blinds, aomcuung
avenport Business Coliej
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
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COH-.S 1... Vv-v.
KalSfaCTEEEB CT K
Ask Tour Oroffr for TfT1-
The Chriftj -CTfTiii" s: '
FALL AND WINTER STOCK
of Good? rccc:v .'
5"CalI an 1 Exam::
fan - !' t lvi.r.ri
i r Mini ul:t'H
'.tIe. .-.1 -"'
Qitl Ulttf U . C. .
& Bahnsen. 31 Ave. and -&
trading at tbe Old Reiat-?
Tr,.;A,.r.rf ins Fourth svctinc. 1
new, etyusu u- ,TvT",
J. C. DUNcA Davenport.1