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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MAKCIl 9, 1008.
OF THE NEIGHBOR
City is Enjoined. In the case of A.
Riepe and Frank Peto vs. the city of
Davenport, Judge Bollinger cm Satur
day issued a temporary injunction en
joining the city from in any way enter
jng into a lease or contract with the
Mueller Lumber company, or any per
son, firm or corporation, granting any
rights or privileges to a certain tract
of land between Gaines and Ripley
streets anil south of Front street, in
the city of Davenport.
Clouse Found Guilty. "Guilty as
charged," is the verdict returned by
the jury which heard the evidence in
the case of the state vs. Samuel Clouse
of Buffalo, charged With rape on his
youngest daughter. The unnatural
father was charged with becoming in
timate with his daughter some three
years ago, soon after' his wife died
The child at that time was' 12 years
old. The evidence showed he contin
ued this relation with her until a year
ago, when the girl, realizing the seri
ousness of her dual relation with her
father, left home and refused to longer
live tinder the same roof with him.
Rev. W. R. Cox Goes to Chicago.
Rev. W. R. Cox of the McClellan
Heights l'nite:l Presbyterian church
has bee n called to the Cuyler avenue
church, Chicago. Mr. Cox says that
for several years lie has been anxious
to introduce his work plans and feat
ures, winch his environments, did not
warrant him to do. The Cuyler ave
nue church affords the opportunity for
the operation of his plans.
Double Holiday for the Saloons.
According to law. the saloons are clos
ed up today on account of school elec
tion. A compulation of Sundays, holi
days and election days for the present
year, shows there are ii days upon
which the saloons are required Co be
closed during ll'eS.
Arnold Otto Sues. Arnold B. Otto
son of Ernst Otto and a student at the
Davenport high school, 1ms. through
Attorney YV. M. Chamberlin. begun le
gal pnvcedings against the Bettendorf
Axle company, claiming of that cor
poration the sum of $20. (Mil) damages
by reason of an accident which hap
pened to him July 15 of last year. Dur
ing his vacation Arnold secured cm-1
ployment at the Bettendorf plant, and
while so engaged vas injured by hav
ing his left foot and leg crushed.
which later necessitated amputation cf
the limb below the knee. He now
claims the accident was due to the
negligence of the defendant company.
Were Many Accidents. The disap
pearance of the girders from both the
Main and Harrison street crossings, on
either side of the Rock Island depot, is
a matter on which the people of Dav
enport, as well as the officials of the
Rod Island road, will heartily con
gratulate themselves. There have been
no less than six fatalities and a dozen
serious injuries inflicted since the gird
ers were placed there.
Obituary Record. Following an ill
ness of about four weeks, during which
time she was confined to her bed, Mrs.
Sybilla Regennitter passed away Sat
urday afternoon at the home of her
son. W. H. Regennitter, S15 West
Sixth street. Sybilla Krack was born
in Prussia March IS, 1X29, and in 1S57
she came to America on a sailing ves
sel which at that time required 10
weeks for the trans-Atlantic passage.
She landed at New Orleans and came
up the Mississippi river to Davenport,
where she had since resided. She
was married to Dietrich Regennitter
July 29, 1S39. but her husband prcced
ed her to the grave 11 years. Two
sons. William H. Regennitter and J.
D. Regennitter, survive to mourn her
est priced box being: sold for $1. The
sum of J13.S5 was realized, which will
go toward buying books.
Mrs. J. E. Rankin left Tuesday lor.
St. Louis, where she will be treated in j
a sanitarium. Mrs. Rankin has been
suffering from abscess of the brain.
Ross Wainwright and family will oc
cupy the Dan McXeal property as soon
as it is vacated. -
Miss Agnes Zahel of Milwaukee is
here, visiting at the horns of Mrs.
Owing to the illness of Mrs. Her
bert's baby, she was unable to enter
tain the Aid society Wednesday. Mrs.
Jennie Nicholson entertained in hcv
stead at her home in the Arenschielu
Rev. Mr. Hawkins of Milan was a
visitor here Wednesday and attended
the meeting of the Harmony circle
He invited the society to hold its next
meeting at his home in Milan.
Miss Abbey Duncan has returned to
the home of her sister. Mrs. Frank Mc-
Kenrick. after a visit among relatives
R. G. and W. H. Young are enjoying
a visit from their father and mother
Mr. and Mrs. Belleville of Monmouth.
Emma Herron is ill.
Mrs. John Nelson is ill.
Car Damages Auto. John Rose, the
undertaker, had a narrow escape from
being killed Saturday afternoon at 'J
o'clock, when an east bound Fourth
avenue street car collided with his
JO horse power automobile on Fourth
avenue m trout of A. J. usuunu s
garage. The automobile was thrown
from the tracks onto the curoiirg.
Mr. Rose was alone in the automobile
at "the time and had a miraculous es
cape, for he was only slightly injured.
Mrs. M. C. Hayes is in Peoria
it ing; with her son and family.
Mrs. Ellis is entertaining her broth
er and sister. Mart and Miss Shella
barger of Letts, Iowa.
Frank Kelley was a business caller
in Cordova Wednesday.
Short funeral services were held
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the
family home over the remains of W. II.
Ellis, who committed suicide in Mo
line Monday. The remains were ship
ped to-Letts. Iowa, for burial, accom
panied by the family.
The Masonic lodge from here attend
ed the funeral of W. II. Ellis Wednes
day at Letts. Iowa.
Tlie box sociable held in the school
house Tuesday evening was a success,
both socially and financially, the high-
Good for Everybody.
Mr. Norman R. Coulter, a prominent
architect, in the IX-lbcrt building, San
Francisco, says: "I fully endorse all
that has been said of Electric Bitters
as a tonic medicine. It is good for
everybody. It corrects stomach, liver
and kidney disorders in a prompt anu
efficient manner and builds up the sys.
tcni." Electric Bitters is the best
spring medicine ever sold over a drug
gist's counter; as a blood purifier it is
unequaled. 50 cents at all druggists.
Energy is welUnourished muscles
plus well-nourished nerves.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured in
Morton L. Hill of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wife had inflammatoiy
rheumatism in every muscle and joint;
her suffering was terrible and her bod
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been in bed for six
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism. It
gave immediate relief and she . was
able to walk about in three days. I
am sure it saved her life." Sold bv
Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue,
Rock Island; Gust Schlegel, 20' West
Second street, Davenport.
Build Without Bonds. A favorable
adjustment of insurance on the re
cently burned Silvis school has been
secured and a. new building will be
immediately erected without recourse
to a bond issue. The trustees plan
to engage an architect. Immediately
on completion of plans bids for the
new building will be called for. The
destroyed building was erected at a
cost of 512,Oco.- The trustees believe
hat they can now erect as large and
as good a bunding for less than that
sum. The full amount of insuiance
collected on the old building was $7,-
tH'.n.C::. Of this $7,oot is a lull pay
ment 011 $7,000 of policies held on the
building. The item of $t;C0.(j;! is the
.mount allowed on a $1.00tt policy on
rurnishings. A number of pupils''
lesks. three teachers' desks, a piano
mil other chattels were saved. Exam
ination of the ruins discloses that all
)f the walls of the old building below
he water table that is all of the
foundation is unharmed and may be
used for the old building. This rep
resents a saving of $1,200. The total
of assets of the board of trustees to
meet the cost of the new school is
therefore $S,(;u.;:j. This, it is thought,
will be ample.
Awards Actors Damages. Police
Magistrate Gustafson returned a de
cision Saturday in the Everett & Co.
breach of contract suit against Nor
man Friedenwald, manager of the
Elite in this city, in favor of the
plaintiff. The theatrical company
came here a week ago but was not
permitted to play at the Third avenue
vaudeville house and immediately
started suit to., recover $12."., the
amount called for in the contract. At
torney G. A. Sliallherg was retained
and brougnt the case before Magis-
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m of all the wheat foods. ;
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H NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY ;
Irate Gustafson. Mr. Friedenwald se-
ni red the services of Attorney An
drew Olson. Upon the advice of Mr.
Shallberg the company made an at
tempt to secure other employment,
which is' in compliance of the law.
which provides that while a suit is
pending an effort must be made to se
em e other employment. The company
diil find work at the Family in Rock
Island and received $t;r for three day's
services. After hearing the evidence
the magistrate rendered his decision.
The theatrical company was awarded
$09. An appeal bond was filed and
the case will be taken into the ciicuit
Open Island May 24. Campbell's
island will be opened May 24 for
what promises to be its gayest season.
Clinton Baxter, who successfully man
iged the resort last summer, will
igain he In charge. He is planning
to meet public demand in a number
of good ways which his experience
of last year pointed out to him. Dur
ing- this winter several new eoltages
have- been erected at the island.
bringing the total number to more
than 20. One of the most pretentious
of new structures is that of City At
torney G. A. Shailberg.
Obituary Record. Mrs. Charlotte
Nelson, widow of the late R. W. Nel
son ilied Saturday morning at the
home of her stepdaughter. Mrs. Al
bert Scott. 1433 Twe!f;h street. She
was GS years of age, and hr.d long
been a resident of Mohr.e. one is
Ltirvived by one son and five stepchildren.
Kodol is today the best known rem
edy for, all disorders of the stomach,
such as dyspepsia, heart burn, sour
stomach and belching of gas. Sold
here by all druggists.
NO GREASE OR DANGEROUS
In Herpicide, the New Scientific and
Successful Dandruff Treatment.
Have you dandruff? Then you have
a contagious parasitic disease, unpleas
ant, unhealthy, and one that will
eventually had to baldness. To cure
it, yoi must destroy the parasite that
eats at the root of the hair. The only
preparation for destroying these germs
is Newbro's Herpicide. Charles Klein
of Laramie, Wyo., says: "Herpicide
allayed the itching, cured the dandruff
and stopped my hair's falling out, and
it is bringing a new crop of hair.'
Herpicide is free from grease or dan
gerous drugs, and makes hair glossy
and soft as silk. One bottle will con
vince you of its merits. Sold by lead
ing druggists. Send 10 cents in stamps
for sample to the Herpicide company,
Detroit, Mich. Two sizes, 50 cents and
$1. T. H. Thomas, special agent.
He Tells of Usual and Un
usual Uses to Which
Wood Is Put.
Men Might Be Dressed En
tirely in It and Attract
Small Attention. .
UUCLE JOE the Stcry Teller
eat whittling. When Uncle
Joe whittled he always made
something. Jim, John and
Jennie stood by, trying to figure out
what he was making.
"What la It to be?" asked Jim, the
oldest of the onlooking group of
, "Something I used to make when
I was a boy," answered Uncle Joe.
"Yes, but it's so small," said John.
"You're making It out cf matches."
"Yes, and I've Elmos,t finished,"
responded uncle. "Get me the smal
lest pin you can find and I'll show
you what It is." Jennie hurried for
the pin, and after a little careful
putting together of things, Uncle Joe
held up before the children the tin
iest kind of a windmill spinning
rapidly around. "This Is for little
Jennie," he said.
"Tell us a story," pleaded John,
"about when you were a little boy."
"No; keep on whittling; make ni9
something," requested Jim.
"Well, get a good peach stone and
a nice, even piece of pine, and I'll
see what I can do," he answered.
And this la'
Uncle Joe's Story About Wood.
"When I wai a little boy my pa-
jrents moved away from Kentucky,
but my grandfather remained there.
My grandfather came up North to
visit ua one time not long after and
the first morning he spent with us
he took my two older brothers and
myself for a walk.
; "Great-grandfather had been a
wheelwright, and grandfather had
been a cabinet maker; bo It was but
natural he- should sjlofl Jo, Rifca, first
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carpenter shop and engage In con
versation with the proprietor. As
grandfather talked he whittled, and,
though I was too young then to re
member what he talked about I still
remember v,hat he whittled. And I
never will forget my chagrin when
he passed the different things around
to us boys. For Jim he had made
a three-bladed knife of wood, the
blades of which would open and shut
with a snap like a spring-back steel
one. John got a two-bladed one.
But when it came my turn I only re
ceived a blunt edge, straight baby
knife, whittled all out of one piece.
And, although I was only a little bit
of a tot, I will never forget how
angry I was at the time, nor how
greatly I longed to arrive at the
three-bladed knife age.
'Did you ever stop to think," con
'to how many
uses wood is put? One ok its most
ancient and unusual uses was its em-
ployment in the making of mouth
plates for the Insertion of brass false
teeth, as has been discovered by ex
amination of Egyptian mummies.
"In the ordinary walks of life,
everywhere we go, we are constant
ly surrounded by or in contact with
wood. Take the average man how
much wood does he carry on his per
son? In the first place he may have
cork nose-rests to his eyeglasses; his
pipe may also be of wood; toothpicks
and matches, the 'same. His knife
handle, lead pencil, shoe pegs and
cane are sS Uke material. And that
doesn't Include bis ftewspaper, nor
the buttons on his ooat and vest.
"Newspaper la in most Instances
made of the duJ o trees Washed
fully, and with the addition of water
to thin it down so it may flow, and
some bit of binding substance to
make it hold together, the pulp may
be made into a sticky stuff, which,
after going through strainers, sqeez
ing rollers and further congesting
and drying processes, becomes the
ordinary paper upon which the ink
from type Is put, that you may read.
"And, although the present day
type Is moatly metal, it is not to be
forgotten that the first types,, or im
presslves, were also made of wood.
For wood Is the material that may
most easily be carved or shaped and
retain lta srle&iae flualiti. Pristine.
quality means its 'natural best, and,
Insofar as the term may apply to
wood, "means its 'utmost usefulness.'
"Most plants that die down each
year have little of wood in their com
position. But. most plants have what
is called woody fibre. When a tree
first starts to grow there is no wood
in it. It is too soft.
"When living plant life turns hard
it is wood. Trunk, limbs and roots
of trees form wood. Leaves, stems,
tendrils and root-suckers partake
more of the fibrous. Woody fibre is
not properly formed unless the leaves
of plants are well exposed to light.
I once saw four miles of lumber in
raft form' along the river front, with
many people living thereon. Along
shore were the carpenter shops. The
Chinese carpenter and builder has
some peculiarly practical notions.
All rafters, beams and supports he
leaves unhewn and in their natural
round , state, claiming for them eu
perlor supporting strength. And, as
the average life of a Chinese house Is
from 200 to 300 years It may be the
ChTnese carptenter is not much astray
in his opinion.
"Almost all of our ropes and cord
age is made of woody fibre, and so
"In the town df Gaw Moon. China, la much of our finest muslin and lace.
Wooden shoes are common in many
parts of Europe. Indeed, wood and
woody flbr admit of so many differ
ent forms of manufacture that a man
might be dressed throughout thereof
and attract no especial attention.
"Wooden clocks are famous, and
the most cherished possession of
many of our oldest families in Amer
ica is the 'old wooden clock.'
"Men engraved pictures on wood
long before they did on metal and
stone. Wood carving may be said to
be the earliest form of,art, and wood
engraving as applied to printing pro
cesses is 'certainly the most ancient
form of art reproduction.
"Wood oil makes the best varnish,
and Lf best wood oil comes from
fBurmzfi. Turpentine also comes
"One of the finest wills ever made
was made by a Missourian. He left
eight acres of walnut trees to his
heirs, with certain provisions. No
tree should be cut until It should
reach a certain age or girth; for
each tree cut, two should be planted
in adjoining ground, reserved for
such purpose. That man was not
only a nestor and conservator of for
estry, but was also a great benefactor
"Of late years the dwarfing of fruit
trees has received much attention at
the hands of orchardists. There Is a
great saving of space, since the trees
are much smaller. While a quarter
of an acre will accommodate not more
than ten apple trees of the ordinary
kind, even -when the whole space Is
given up to them, the same area will
give adequate room to five hundred
dwarf fruit tree3 properly selected
and disposed. Dwarf trees come early
Into bearing. Some bear the first
year they are planted. Another Im
portant advantage is the ease with
which they may be managed. This
work of fighting Insects anfl fnngotnl
diseases. The trees are small, sel
dom higher than a man's head, and
such work as pruning and spraying
is much more easily done. And though'
while 6uch trees run rather to frui
than to wood, the quality of wood
obtained from them Is claimed to ba
"Did you ever hear of an embalmed
tree? It sounds queer, but there ia
such. The head of the tree bein
cut off, a cup-like hollow Is made lot
the top, and creosote, or crude car
bolic acid of coal tar is poured in,'
The liquid penetrates down and en
ters the cells of the wood tissue, and!
soaking in, practically embalms the
tree, which, .when cut Into fence
posts, railroad ties or Into any fornx
intended for burial In the earth, lasts
"More proper names among all na
tions have sprung from wood In lta
various forms than from any other
source of nomenclature. From Ashe
to Woodruff you will be surprised to
note how many you can think ci la
"The buttons on my coat an mada
of sawdust mixed with other things.
chiefly blood, and powerfully corn
pressed in moulds. Nor are buttons
the only articles made of moulded
wood. There are many others."
During his talk on wood, irhlclt
Included much not her recorded.
Uncle Joe had whittled -with neat
ness and despatch. Of xthe pacbi
stone he had fashioned a basket for
Jennie. For John he had made ay
two-bladed knife, and for Jim a regu
lation J'three-blader." With her tlnfi
wind-mill and her cute little basket
Jennie was highly satisfied and de
lighted. But, poor John! On little boy
lips quivered la , rueful attempt to
appear brave. The strain, however,
was too much and. with a burst of
pathos he blurted out, "I don't se.
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