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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. J FEBRUARY 17, 1908.
NEWSiQF THE NEIGHBORS
Ehlers Sues C R. I. & P. William
Ehlers, formerly manager of Clans
Uroth hall and president or Hie Uaveu
port Athletic cl.ib, has enloied suit
against tlu ILxk Island road, claim
ing $10,0(10 for personal injuries re
ceived in an accident Ovl. 11. I!n7. Mr.
Ehlers states at the t'.me of the acci
dent, in company with liis w i and
children, lie v. .;s driving; on West
Fourth street in his auto, when at the
railroad crossing lie struck the tracks
where the planking had heen removed
and the roadway left in a dangerous
condition. He himself was internally
injured, as wa one of his children.
Mrs. Ehlers al-sj suffered an injury and
the auto was bt'dly demolished.
Badly Hurt rt Davenport. Maurice
Hamm of Betlondorf, machinist at the
Hettendorf Axie company's plant at
Uettendorf. had liis left leg broken just
below the knoe and his foot crushed
In a serious accident Saturday after
noon at 3 o'ci )"k at the plant. The
two bones in- his leg were broken and
the lower pan i" the leg and foal was
mashed by tlv.i heavy steel plates
which fell upo.i him. lie was working
in the shop anl a pile of the plates Jell
over upon him striking the leg just be
low the knee and gliding down the
limb in a mass pon the foot.
Runaway Bo Hungry. Haggard
and wan and with a loik of anguish
on his face, .lames McCune, aged 1
years, wlios pan-ms reside in Sioux
Falls, S. D., w .liked into the police sta
tton Saturday aliernoon and witti un
certain stops which indicated weak
ness, approached the window in the po
lice station anl said "I'm hungry."
Desk Sergeant Frank Lew :aw the
truth of the boy's statement and im
mediately secured a good niral for th
youth and had it brought tOthe station.
The boy ate ravenously, and when In
had finished remained seated in the
large room fn the station as if glad t;
find a place to ro:-t. While sitting inert
Mayor Uecker and Chief of I'oliee Tom
Atkinson walked tiiriingii the room
and they saw 'he youth sobbing as if
his heart would break, l'.oth ber-anu
interested, ;nd with quoMionins; tne
boy told the st'iry of leaving home to
"get a job" a month ago. 11" learned
the trade of a b;.l:er and one of hi
first landing places was Maravia. Iowa
where he said he woiked until the rush
was over. I'nabie to "(.t work he
started east and finally struck Peoria.
Hating w herever he could, and sleeping
in box cars he soon ioiiikI that he was
up against it, and hungry and tired he
succeeded in reaching Davenport. The
youth was sent tj Cedar Rapids, by the
overseer of the poor, and he will try to
got back home tc his parents, who he
tears will not receive him.
Mengel Gets Injunction. The game
of see-saw between Ceorge Mengel and
his wife, UhUH-h-J Meier-Renter Mengel,
in which Mrs. Mengel demands ali
mony and Mr. Mengel refuse to pay it,
which has been occupying the attention
of the public; eye for so long, was
given another turn when the supreme
court at L).?s Moines issued a tempo
rary restraining order preventing Mrs.
Mengel, her attorneys aTid the sheriff of
Scott count v. front collecting any ali
mony or procec .ling with any legal pro
cess in this direction. This temporary
njunction agai l blocks for the present
at least, the efforts of Mrs. Mengel to
ollect alimony md once ag?iii places
Mr. Mengel tin top in the bitter legal
lit between himself and wife. It al
so prevents Hid sale of Mr. "Mengel's
household goods at his Brady street
home on the wnt of attachment se
cured by Mio. Mengel's attorneys.
Temple Is Delegate. John T. Tem
ple of Davenport, the veteran florist,
has been selected delegate from the
Tri-Citv Florists' society to the nation
al rose society convention in Chicago
March 25 and I'C.
Obituary ftecoid. John Malone died
Friday evening. He was born and
raised in Davenport, and lived at l-lO
West Sixth street. He was o'J years
eld. Mncc iv. is ne lias been in ce.arge
of the elevator et the carpenter shop at
the Kock IslinJ arsenal.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Keith. SIS
West Fifth street, are mourning the
death of their infant daughter. Vera
Elizabeth, who expired at 11 o'clock
Saturday night. .The fatal ailment was
pneumonia., front which the little one.
who was but cue month and nine day
of age. had suffered three days.
ENJOYING CALIFORNIA W1NTEF
Jc nes A. Gauley Writes of Beauties-
2nd Attractions of San Diego.
San Diego. Cal., Feb. lO.lCorrespond
(lice of The Argus. "I Since October ot
1907 I have been tight-seeing .alonp
the Pacific coast, have visited all the
principle cities along the coast, am
am now at San Diego. This is a ouaint
old city in the lower part of the state. I
It has a population ot 4Z,uuu, anu hub
the best harbor along the Pacific coast.
San Diego is the county seat of San
Diego county. San Diego bay covers
- .. ml- . 1
an area or il square mnes. ine UJJ
is 13 miles long and hits the best Darn
ing beaches in the world. There are
several factories here, and the city is
well supplied with electric light and
gas. The water supply is gotten from
the mountains, where a great reservoir
is built some 490 feet above the level
of the sea, the water being piped some
80 or 90 miles. We have IS churches.
seven public scnools; the state normal
school, a private school for girls, three
hospitals, an orphans' home and sev
eral colleges, 'the weather here has
been fine so far this winter, as we
have not had a fire in our stoves. The
roses are in bloom It is not much like
the winters in Rock Island, although it
has rained considerable of late. Fath
er and I enjoy tne fishing very much,
and have just returned from a trip.
We were out about 35 miles on the
ocean. There- are a great many snips
in the bay at present, owing to the
heavy seas. There are several large
whales in the bay. We can see them
daying at times. This is the orange
packing season, and the busy times
getting the fruits to market.
JAMES A. GAULEY.
Roy Jordan of Beloit, Wis., is visit
ing at the home of his brother Fred
Mrs. Van Hoe and children have re
turned from their visit at Atkinson
Elsa and Walter Shilling were giv
en a surprise l nursaay evening
Twelve couples were present, tht
house being decorated with bells and
hearts. Lunch was served.
Warren Fuller, Jr., is sick.
The Fair store has again changei
hands, the new proprietor! being Mil
Icon & Coppen. Mr. Milleon having
been connected with the store for sorm
time as clerk. They are both younr
men just starting in business.
W. L. Shaw is moving back witl
his son Clifford.
Rev. Mr. Andrawartha of the Sec
Mid Methodist crurch of Moline con
lucted mid-week services at the Ply
Willie Sackville returned Thursday
from a six weeks' sojourn in the conn
ry near Taylor Ridge.
Use DeWitt's Little Early Risers
deasant little pills. They are easy t
ake. . Sold by all druggists.
City Not Represented. For the first
time in a number of years a national
bowling tournament is being pulled olf
and Moline is not represented by a
team. At Chicago, at Louisville and
at St. Louis the city was represented,
and each year the locals finished with
in the money, securing just about
enough to meet the expenses of the
trip. The tenpih knight of Moline is
difficult to find. The game was popu
lar for several years and there were
seasons when it was "first come, first
served, wait for an alley till somebody
els through." The Brunswick alleys
are still in operation, out mere is
neither tri-city nor city league.
Favor Stopping Trains. A petition
signed by officers of IS manufacturing
companies of the city and by seven
East Moline companies, whose officers
are citizens of Moline, will be pre
sented to the city council Monday ev
ening. The petition is relative to the
proposed ordinance which requires that
all westbound trains stop and whistle
for the Twenty-third street crossing.
It recommends the ordinance as "an
sxcellent step in the right direction."
md prays that the council pass it.
"Undoubtedly the railway companies
the petition says in part, "may bring
influence to prevent the passage of
Ihis ordinance and its being carried
nto effect after it is passed, but the
ives of so many citizens of this com
munity are at stakes that the city
should demand at least the remedy
iroposed in the interests of safety and
Ross in Texas. John J. Ross, who
eetntly resigned his position with
he Moline Plow company, Li now gen-
ral manager for the Kingman Texas
mplement company at Drllas, Texas.
Red Men to Banquet. The banquet
o celebrate the third anniversary of
fecumsch tribe of Red Men is to be
dd Saturday, Feb. 22. This affair
vi II afford double opportunity of cole-
.rating the third anniversary of the
vibe as well as George Washington's
irthday. The banquet is to be held
.t the Red Men wigwiun and the com
littee in charge is sparing no efforts
i make it a success. A four or five
ourse supper will be served in the
ining hall. A few invitations have
"en sent to members of the onlays
Where It Is
IMMIB. JONES has got a
boil!" proudly announced
Ed, as he burst Into the
room wherein happened to
be seated Uncle Joe, The Story Teller.
"I know. I saw it!" chimed In Bob,
who followed close upon his brother's
heels. , "And I know what Its from,
too. The teacher said It was from too
much iron In his blood."
"Aw! what are you talking about?"
returned Ed. "How can anybody have
Iron in their blood? Iron Is hard. It
isn't like blood. Of course, a fellow
could stick a nail in his foot and
make the blood come, but that would
n't be Iron In the blood. That would
only be iron in the foot. I'll leave it
to Uncle Joe."
"Everybody has some Iron in the
blood," answered Uncle Joe, "al
though there are a great many mis
taken notions in regard to the
amount. The old saying that 'every
man has enough iron in him to make
a plowshare,' probably arose from a
misconstruction of the fact that iron
is constantly entering and leaving the
body, and in the course of a long life
time enough iron to make a plow
share might have been used in the
system. But at no time is there any
considerable amount. The amount of
iron in the blood of the average man
is about 38 grains, which if made
Into a nail would make a mighty
small one.. When too much Iron gets
into the blood bolls frequently ap
pear. Jimmie Jones probably has too
much iron In his blood." ,
"Well, what is I.-on, then?" asked
Ed, with a shade of perplexity in his
voice. "And how does it' get into the
blood? Please, tell all 'about iron.
who are active Red Men in other cit
ies and after the banquet there will
e live talks by visitors as well as by
local workers. This banquet is for the
members of Tecumseh tribe only. Pre
ceding the banquet a short tribal meet
ing will be held and the tribe's degree
team will confer all three degrees on
a party of palefaces whose applica
tions have already been acted on.
Changes on Belgian Paper. Some
changes in the stockholders of the Mo
line Gazette Publishing company.
which has been publishing the Gazette
Van Moline, have been made. Four
enterprising young men, who were era
ployed when the paper was started
have purchased the controlling stock
and announce that the following offi
cers have been elected: President,
Alphonse van der Heede; vice presi
dent, Joseph Van Lancker; secretary
and treasurer, Gaston Veys. Gaston
Veys, who acted as assistant manager
and assistant editor to Frank Spriet,
TELLS; OF IRON
Found and How Converted to Man's Uses The
Aid in the World to Manufacturing Interests.
"If I were able, it would take too
long," replied Uncle, "but here are a
few -interestifig facts:
Uncle Joe's Story About Iron.
"Writer coming in contact with
iron in the ground partakes of the
iron. Vegetation drinking up iron
water through its roots in the ground
absorbs the iron with the water. Al
most every thing we eat and drink
has some iron in it. Passing into the
body the iron Is caught up and used
by the blood. Too much or too little
Iron In the blood causes illness. '
"Iron is seldom found in its pure
or native state, except in meteoric
stones and In certain ores, chiefly
platinum. Still, so widely is It dis
tributed throughout the earth in its
different forms and with its many
companion ores, it may be claimed to
be not only the most Important, hut
also mostunlversal of metals known
to man. It certainly is the most use
ful. "Everybody is familiar with the
uses of iron in its hard form, but
only a few beside those who work in
it have an adequate idea of how it
"Toget the iron out of the ores in
which It is found it is smelted, or
reduced, by heat. Sometimes the ore
13 roasted before the actual smelting
process begins. Blast furnaces are
employed in separating iron from ere.
A blast furnace looks like a big, fat
smokestack. But it Is built different
ly inside, as the interior widens for
about two-thirds of the way down
ward and then pinches together
again. The ore mixed with broken
coal and limestone is dumped In near
the top and a blast of air heated to
600 degree Farenheit and upwards, is
will now have active charge, both in
a business way and editorially.
Miss Carlson, who has been attend
ing Mrs. G. E. Peterson, left for her
home Wednesday. Mrs. Peterson is
much, improved. , . i
Harmony circle will meet at the '
hofe of Mrs. Frank McKendrick next .
Wednesday afternoon. t
The Ladies' Aid society of the Bap- i
tist church was entertained at the
home of Irs. George Allsbrow Thurs-'
day afternoon. I
. William and Orlie Hodgson and f am-1
ilies of Galesburg and C. O. Hodgson
of North Dakota were called here by
the serious illness of their father, W.
Mrs. A. E. Kilmer has gone to Pe
oria to care for sick relatives.
Mrs. X. H. Ycnng entertained a thim
ble bee Friday.
Mrs. A. Scnocal and little son of
played into the furnace. At the bot
tom is a tap-hole, from which the
melted Iron is drawn and allowed to
run into rows of parallel moulds,
called pigs, which are formed in
sand. The iron so formed is called
'pig-iron.' That left In the runway
which feeds the 'pigs' is called the
'sow.' The crude iron so obtained Is
called cast Iron.
"There are about six kinds of cast
iron, No. 1 having a large and clear
grain "and a dark-gray color. It Is
the highest priced, and is mostly
used in fine castings. No. 6 is us
ually called white iron, and is not in
much demand. It is principally used
for sasli weights and other objects
wherein weight and durability count
"Malleable Iron is . iron that may
be twisted and bent without break
ing. It is made by a process of re
fining and puddling, or by boiling.
Horse shoes, pins, nails, wire; stove
pipe, dishpans and almost all objects
coming under the general term 'hard
ware are made of it. Stoves, foun
tains and most ornamental objects
are of cast iron. In short, malleable
iron may be said to he the kind that
'gives.' and cast iron, the kind that
"Steel is malleable iron that has
had the carbon taken out of it and
then restored to a lesser degree? In
its first stage it is sometimes called
blistered steel, for it is full of cavi
ties. Blistered steel is made into
other forms, one of which is called
shear steel. By a succession of heat
ings and poundings the metal mass
is made more compact. Cast steel, is
made by melting the blister steel in
clay crulclbles and running it off In
to what are kuown as ingots.
"Almost all of the modern imple
ments of warfafe are made of steel,
though in some few rare instances
such is not the case.
"To pay a visit to an iron or steel
mill while the plant is running and
the workmen are at work affords a
most Interesting sight and one never
Joliet are -visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Dawson.
The Masons gave an invitation dancer
at Modern Woodmen hall Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. William Driggs, Sr.
entertained at a C o'clock dinner
Thursday evening a company of
Ralph Ililberg celebrated his 14tU
birthday anniversary by inviting to
his home a number of his boy friends.
The R. X. of A. held a regular meet
ing at the hall Tuesday afternoon anil
after meeting were served with a
dainty luncheon by the oracle, Mrs. R.
( ' . 1 1 1 , ry
Little Xellie Keen has chickenpox.
Edward Nelson of Rock Island was
called here by serious illness of his
mother Mrs. John Nelson.
Mrs. Herbert entertained Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bradford atid
brother of Livingston, Mont.
All the news all the time The Argus.
to be forgotten. The safe conduct of
a visitor through an iron mill in ope
ration requires the services of a
guide, and an experienced one. at
"A friend of
i,K.JIm trough such a place, and
T m Iriena not- exercised extreme
vigilance, your Uncle might not now
w I S to you' for the lonS wbite
hot bars of iron as they came through
n r f.un many instances twisted
on?rnlrled "ke angry snakea. re
quiring the greatest activity and la-
cXh V, Sart of the workmen to
catch hold of and direct their move
ments. !r7,!er5 a.re many famous pieces of
Probab y the- most valuable for its
associations and in relation to its
fin 3,What ,s ,eft of tnn plate or
?rInVnSlde What !a tnown as the
til Crown of Italy, or the Crown of
the Ancient Longobardian Kings.
ouer Part of the crown Is a
golden hoop, with enamelled flowers
and precious stones. The little strip
of iron inside by tradition Is said to
have been hammered out of one of
the nails of the true cross. Neverthe
less, the authenticity of its extreme
age is well vouched for and generally
accepted. Henry of Luxemburg, in
1311, is the first German emperor
who is known to have worn it. After
passing through many hands and
having adorned many royal heads it
was used by Napoleon I., when
crowning himself king of Italy in
1805. After successive wanderings
it was restored by treaty in 1866 to
the Italians. What is left of that
small piece of iron within the crown
is considered to be priceless.
"The presence of pure iron In
meteoric stones, or aerolites, would
lead one to believe that to that cer
tain extent other heavenly bodies are
similar to earth and that Iron is a
. "Say, .Uncle Joe," interjected Ed.
as The Story Teller paused, "don't
you suppose Job tnust have had a
whole lot too much iron in his gv.