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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL, 12. 1803.
Rock Island Buggy Go.
i SOME BIRD FRIENDS. I safe investments.
Jt AN UFAOTURXBS OF
Lons, Surries, Buggies, Spring and Farm Wagons.
it will piy Jon to call and get our Low Prices
.t an 1 Ware room on 16th street between 1st and 2d Te.
' Retail Trade espeolally solicited
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
4 Lompit-te line of Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing Hose.
Fire Brick, Etc. Largest and best equipped
establishment west of Chicago.
DAVIS tsL.u vv Moline, HI. I 112, 114 "West Seventeenthf6t.
Telephone 2053. Telephone 1148. Roekuiax.
Resldenoe Teleohone 1160
THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Moline Wagon Co.
iannlactnrers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGONS
A fr.'.: tnd complet line of Platform and other Spring Wagons, especially aaaptea to to
tn'.ero trade, of superior workmanship and finish illustrated Price List free on
application. Bee the MOLINE WAGON before ourchaaing
ielerjaoue 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AMD ARCHITECTURAL IROU WORK.
All kinds of brass broEie and almmicnm bronze csetine. all shad and tempers Mak
a specialty of hraas metal pattern and ertlsticlwork.
Bbof iKI( Omci-At leu rim arenae. naarfFerrr landing. - BOCK ISLAND.
J. MAGER, Proprietor:
JOHN M. FABTDON,
HENRY A. F ARID ON.
SCHMELL, PARIDON & SON,
Painters and Decorators,
Kal so mining, Papbk Hanging, Etc,,
419 Seventeenth Street.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
jpy, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old and
Pliable 5 and 10 Cento Store. Z .
7 HHS. C. mTSCH'S, UnA-Thlrd-
APPARENT SOCIAL STATUS OF CROWS
Tbe Ubiquitous Uttle Marauder and the
Sable DcTonrer of Carrion Seem to Thrive
In tha Same Localities They Follow Han
The ubiquity of the sparrow is truly re
markable, and the wonder continually
grows as to the pioneer instincts of this
;nee Iciest of all birds. I think the sparrow
3ven outdoes the Hindoostanee crow for his
sontempt of all mankind. In India the
wow hangs about the house like some dis
reputable friend whom you would like to Ret
rid of. but fear the consequences of his dis
missal. He hops jauntily from the babachi
khana (cookhouse) to the veranda, where
the chota hazrae, or little breakfast, is be
ing served, and nimbly steals a toasting
crust on the open brazier or makes a sud
den swoop upon the table and successfully
seizes and carries oil a choice morseL
He snatches from the hands of children
their buttered bread and stalks away with
head on one side to some secure place, there
to devour his thievish gain. Indeed the
Hindoostanee declare he is the very soul of
their devil, and have therefore some respect
for this sleek black bird. Stone a crow or
kill one, and no rest will come to that un
fortunate house for days or weeks. From
each tree top will come an avenging caw.
and when a multitude of throats give vent
to multitudes of caws the din is terrifying.
There is some sort of comradeship be
tween the sable bird and the quaker spar
row. Both are found in the most unlre-
quented places. For many years the crow
and the sparrow were the only birds of the
desert, except some strange little fellow
who was wius weary and had baited for a
few brief moments on his way. It is also
astonishing when one comes to realize it,
the Increase in bird population in the waste
places of the globe, and I am compelled to
the belief that birds have to leave their
birthplaces and wander abroad just as we
have to do. Some 30 years ago, when there
was no Riverside and that locality was but
a wind swept sheep range, there were no
birds there, but with cultivation have come
hundreds of songsters, whose cheery music
can be heard among the pretty grounds of
those artistic homes.
Arizona, as far as I can judge from my
hasty visits, is birdless, but the works that
are being inaugurated along the Gila and
Colorado rivers will soon bring in an im
migration. It is queer how these birds
know where food is to be found, and it is
queerer still how they disseminate their
knowledge. Here the birds are getting too
plentiful, when not five years ago a bird
was indeed a rara avis, and what mischief
these little sparrows and linnets can do!
Not content with destroying hundreds of
dollars' worth of early fruit in spring they
continue their destructive war till late in
winter, and when the heads of the tender
alfalfa are just springing through the soil
peck, peck go the birds, and each succulent
sprig is eaten.
They find plenty of amusement, do tnese
little fellows. The seed of the sagebrush
is steadily falling, and myriads of them de
vote their attention to that, alternating be
tween the desert and the barns. It is pa
thetic when one comes to consider how
soon man can establish friendly relations
with these little monsters. All birds are
of considerable confidence, and
no sooner do they know you are harmless
than they take eutire possession of you and
your belongings. I had a lox of barley on
the porch, which was immediately conli
cated. On my first venture on the stoop a
cloud of dust and feathers rose from the
box. On my second visit a few of the late
arrivals fled. On my t hird visit the birds
never left the grain, and subsequently tbey
quarreled and fought and chattered as if 1
were some inanimate log. or at least ttieir
It is difficult, on tL.' other band, to con
ciliate a crow. The .vi i;if;e desert crow is
yet an uneducated bird and hover not
about the house awaiting tiie dropping of
some tidbit. He prefers ra: lier to bunt in
the vineyard or the orchard and is as furi
ous an enemy to the lield mouse and the
kangaroo rat as is a cat. What pests, too.
are these kangaroo rats, and tiie crow who
will attack, kill and eat these wretched ro
dents deserves the full meed of praise. The
kangaroo rat is rightly named. He is white,
with a long tail, and hops about like his
namesake of Australia. He barrows im
mense holes, and a truthful rancher once
told me he had poured 75 inches of water
into one of their burrows for 4S hours and
yet the tunnel never showed signs of filling.
"They must be at the bottom ot tne eartn,"
he reflectively remarked, and concluding
said, "The mischief of it is he always se
lects the finest land," which shows they are
not wanting in good sense.
The ouail now is more of a nuisance than
ever, aud all through the operation of the
coyote law.- The coyote is the desert farm
er's friend. He eats the rabbits who gnaw
the trees, and he breakfasts sumptuously on
quail, which destroy the early fruit. Mr.
Gale of Indio had his crop of grapes almost
entirely destroyed by these voracious birds.
They settled in great clouds upon his vine
yard, and as the berries ripened they ate.
The whir ol their wings as iney arose uom
the vines reminded one of some huge piece
of machinery suddenly started.
The quail on the desert, or which mere
are three kinds the desert, the mountain
and the vallev are by no means shy and
have so little been disturbed by hunters
that they fall an easy prey, but it is almost
Tnnnrible to ba them unless witn a aog.
They are the nimblest of runners and are
nr an nnvrise as to rise to a shot, but will
scurry in the thick underbrush and hide
there bo cunningly that one may almost
tread on them before tbey will move. Great
la their vitality, and they will carry off
m nn shot in their heads and live than -vould
an' Rthionian from Dahomey. However
Mif tbev miT be wounded, they make
a bitter flgV against capture, and their first
Instinct is to get to cover. John H. Gilmoor
jn San Francisco i,iiraxucie.
Archbishop DenmsoiTsFam oos Toatt-
"Here health to all that we love.
Here's health to all that love us.
Here's health to all those that love them.
That love the e that love them
That love as.'"
Eo yon notice rhat a large circle this wish for
...ith inrlndcs? aod will you notice the refer
ence is not to the wlnecop, bat to e standard med
icine, the "Golden Medical Discovery,' that can
bring health tojthelarge number of friends we each
love. Trne, It is not a "beverage,' and does not
i..v.-.. hnt is a beallh-zivlne medlcine.a blood
purifier, liver invlgorator and general tonic a
remedy for bllUouraesf, tnaigeeuon ana siomscn
troubles. It cores consumption, in all its stages.
scrofula, broncmus ana uuw. uibcuvs.
XII rhi B Wens.
Mother You careless boy! Look at your
Have tou been playing xootoau
! SoD-Uo'm. only vgM-a
Seven Ter Cent Seven Per Cent Seven Per
We have for sale a nice line of first
mortgages on Illinois, Nebraska and
South Dakota farms secured on land
worth from two to five times the
amount of loan, which we will sell if
taken at once so that they will net
the investor 7 per cent interest.
Jackson & Hurst.
Attorneys at Law.
Masonic lempie lilock.
The Burlington, Cedar Rapids &
Northern railway will sell round trip
excursion tickets from its principal
points to territorv covered bv the
llinois Central and Yazoo & Mississ
ppi Valley railways, in the states of
Mississippi, Tennessee and Louis-
ana, excepting Memphis and New
Orleans, at rate of one fare for the
round trip; tickets to be sold March
13, April. April 10, and Mav , 1893.
These tickets will be good for stop
over at all points in the states of
Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana,
excepting at Memphis, lenn., and
will be good for return passage
30 days from date of sale. For
rates of fair, time of trains and other
nformation, call on or address any
ticket agent of this company or the
J. E. IIanxeoax,
Gen. Tkt. and Pass. Agt.
Cedar Hapids, Iowa.
Her Innocent Looking Parcel.
A pretty girl, who is the daughter of a
respected citizen of Charlestown and her
self a brilliant student in a medical school
in the city, went into one of the big dry
goods stores the other day to make some
purchases, and came away leaving a neat
parcel behind her upon the counter. She
hadn t gone Tar from tbe store when she
missed the parcel and hurried back for it.
What was in your bundle?" asked the
attendant at the desk to which Miss
had been referred by the girl who served her.
Miss hesitated a moment and then
said, "An arm."
'A what?" said the startled attendant.
'An arm,' repeated Miss calmly.
"I am a medical student," 6he said by way
of explanation. "I am taking it home to
"Do you see the parcel?"
"Yes, there it is."
"Would you mind stepping into the office
and taking it yourself?" asked the attend
ant with a shiver.
"Not in the least," said Miss .
She took up her "arm" with a smile, left
the store and continued her way home
ward Boston Globe.
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infanta
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance It Is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and. Castor Oil
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency
Castoria assimilates tho food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children."
Dr. O. C. Osgood,
Castoria is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day is not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing' syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
tbem to premature graves."
D&. J. F. KlNCHELOB,
" Castoria to so well adapted to children thai
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to ma.
H. A. Arcbbb, X.
111 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, H. T.
Our physicians in tha children' depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have among our
medical supplies what is known aa regular
products, yet we are free to confess that tbe
merits of Castoria has won us to look wtlk
favor upon it."
Ultras Hospital and DispxaAT,
Aixxn C Smith, Pres.,
Th Centaur Company, Tl Murray Street, New York City.
Mice Xnat Subsist on Scorpion.
Among the queer forms of animal life
that inhabit Dealth valley is a mouse that
has acquired such a taste for scorpions that
they form its entire bill of fare. The scor
pion carries its formidable armament in the
end of its slender, elongaged abdomen in
the shape of an exceedingly venomous,
hooked sting. When disturbed, it elevates
this in the air and goes in search of its dis
turber. But it is comparatively slow in its
motions, while mice are proverbial for (heir
quickness the world over. The mouse
learned many generations ago where the
scorpion carries its weapon, and when he
meets it he leaps at the uplifted abdomen,
takes off the sting at a single bite and pro
ceeds to make a meal of his helpless prey.
It is supposed to be the only animal that
relishes scorpions. tports Aheld.
We authorize our advertised drug
gist to sell lr. King's New Discovery
for consumption, coughs and colds.
upon this condition if you are ai
flicted with a cough, cold or any lung,
throat or chest trouble, and will use
this remedy as directed, giving it a
fair trial, and experience no benefit,
you may return the bottle and have
your money refunded. We could not
make this offer did we not know that
Dr. King's New Discovery could be
relied on. It never disappoints.
Trial bottles free at Hartz & Ulle-
mever's drug store. Large size 50c
Since its lirst introduction Electric
Bitters has gained rapidly in popular
favor, until now it is clearly in the
lead among pure medicinal tonics
and alteratives containing nothing
which permits its use as a beverage
or intoxicant, it is recognized as the
best and purest medicine for all ail
ments of stomach, liver or kidneys.
It will cure sick headache, indiges
tion, constipation, and drive malaria
fiom the system. Satisfaction guar
anteed with each bottle or the money
will be refunded. Price only 50c per
bottle. Sold bv Hartz & Uilemeyer.
Bl'CKLES S AUSICA SALVE.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum
Fever sores, tetter, chapped bands,
chilblains, corns, and all skin erup,
tions, and positively cures piles or
no pay required. It is guaranteed
to give perfect satisfaction, or money
refunded, frice no cents per box.
For sale by Hartz & Uilemeyer.
It is very difficult.
t o convince
a medicine is
"nice to take"
is not experi
enced in administering
of Cod Liver Oil. It is
almost as palatable as milk.
No preparation so rapidly
builds up good flesh,
strength and nerve force.
Mothers the world over rely
upon i it ; in all wasting diseases
3 that children are heir to.'-
?: Ysapariu WSsott BOw HlTi ABdraawists.
j-rry our brand of SMOKED MEATS.
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled. I Telephone No. 1103. 1700 Third Atb.
First-class Hotel and Restaurant, Market Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION.
t3TGood Rooms by day or night.
WM. GLASS, Proprietor.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Offio auid Shorn Tl Twelfth StrMt BOCK ISLAND
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
ent's Fine Shoes a specialty. Iimtrlng dose neatly and promptly.
A share of your patronage respectfully solicited.
1018 Second A.Tenn. Rock Island, 111
& dt. Hudson. M. J. Fabkxx.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
AU kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimates
furnished when desired.
8hop cor. First ave. and Seventeenth st. Bock Island.
GEORGE SCHAFEB, Proprietor.
1W1 6ecesd Aveoiie, Corner of eizteBth Street, - Opposite Harper Theatre.
The choicest Wine. Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Hantf
Free Loach Ever? Day
Bandwlchee Furnished on Short Kotfee.
City 'Bus and Express 'Line.
Telephone Bock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or express
wagon and yon will receive prompt attention,
TmBEBLAEB ft SPENCER. Prop.
CLY8 CREAM BltM-Onnin the TTaaal
Ajm rata sua ussmnsuni ntmtm
th Soecw, lmtmnm Tut Bnl Smell, an4 Cures
t vlvce ltfiWM M once xor una in iieaa.
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50c fcnotiats or fcjr Tutt LT JiHOa- ( Wcn SU IvY,
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