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tTHE ARGUS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 1908.
-NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS
Money Comes Easy. City Treasurer
W. G. N6rth is ready to testify that
there Is no money stringency in Dav
enport. To date $15,0U0 more has been
paid in taxes than had !een received
up to this time one year ago. While
the rate has been raised, this is nqt
sufficient to represent the increase in
payments. "When money is tight" you
will Invariably find the people hold
ing back their taxes until the 11th
hour," Mr. Xoth said. "While I do
not wish to be understood as knowing
all about the financial situation, still
the readiness with which citizens are
turning in their tax money is enough
to convince me that there is plenty of
the long green in Davenport and that
the people are even more willing to
jart with it than they were a'yeaV
Quartered in a Barn. Mrs. Thomas
Moore and her five children are mak
ing their temporary home in a barn
on the premises of the juvenile home.
This is the best that could be done
lor them after a busy diy spent by
Probation Officer Ditzen. The family
was quartered at the Germania house
Wednesday night, after having been
I taken in charge by Mr. Ditzen on
Brady street, the woman driving to
the city from her home near Donahue,
Iowa, to escape her husband, who,
she said, was drinking heavily, and
she feared would do her and lier chil
dren bodily harm.
Three Divorces in 30 Minutes. It
took Judge Jackson just 30 minutes
yesterday afternoon to grant divorces
to three wives who charged their hus
bands with being habitual drunkards.
Emma Lemcke was granted a divorce
from August Lemcke, Mary E. J.
Meier was granted a spearation from
William F. Meiler and Anna Quinn
was granted a divorce from Charles
McGee Recovering. Word received
from Chicago reports C. A. McGee, the
local high school gymnasium in
structor, to have passed the crisis suc
cessfully and to be now on the road
to recovery. Chicago physicians call
Mr. McGee's escape from death t
miraculous one as he was stabbed
deeply in the lower left vital organs
Mr. McGee owes his recovery to the
splendid physical condition, which he
is always in. A life of rigid athletic
training proved his salvation.
cles of incorporation of the Redemp
torist Fathers of, Iowa were filed yes
terday in tne omce or county auui
ney Frank Holm by Attorney J. C.
Hall. The incorporators are A. J-
Guendling, John J. Mathews and Jo
seph A. Beil. The objects of the cor
poration are given as . benevolent,
charitable and religious; to establish
and conduct churches, schools and
charitable institutions; to give mis
sions, and to foster and promote the
interests of the Roman Catholic
church. The affairs of the corporation
are to be managed by a board of three
trustees. Until the first annual meet
ing on the first Monday in June, 1909
these shall be Joseph A. Beil, A. J
Guendling and William Devine. Father
Guendling, one of the incorporators,
recently came to Davenport from Se
attle and will be in active charge of
the order in this city, which is now
building a home in West Davenport.
Day Is. Honored. Jonn Day of the
Sylvan Ice coninanv was honored at
the convention of the Illinois Ice Deal
ers which was held at Chicago this
week. He was elected as one of the
members of the executive committee.
The local delegation went there to se
cure the convention' of nexfe year for
Moline, but the dealers decided against
that. The officers elected: President,
J. S. Callender, Galesburg; vice presi
dent, James Cole, Chicago; secretary.
E. N. Woodruff Peoria! treasurer, J.
E. Smith, Urbana. Executive commit
tee, J. P. Boyle, Chicago; John Day,
Moline: W. H. Seland. Mounds; Otto
Cook. Pekin. and Mr. Coppenmeicr,
Redemptionists Incorporate. Arti-
Obituary Record. Hubert Smith, 4
years old, the. son of Mr. and Mrs.
George P. Smith, who reside in the
North Putnam block died Thursday
of summer complaint.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C
Gude, 91C West Seventh street, was
sadden Thursday afternoon by the
death of Edwin, their C-months-old
Rcminisccnscs of Early Days in Andalusia
(From Paper read before Andalusia
Memorial Association Tuesday evening
by Martin V. Spencer of Corn lug, Iowa.)
It was on the lltli day of July. 183",
that a son was born to Thomas J. and
Hannah Spencer in Rock Island. They
named him Martin VanBuren Spencer,
and he is still voting the same old
a little over a month before the better change from a suspension to a
writer's seventh birthday, and the lat
ter was then taken to the home of his
maternal grandfather, Jonathan Buf
fum, on the old homestead a mile east
of the village of Rockport, now Anda-!
draw bridge, so that steamboats might
pass through. New models had to be
designed, and again father's was cho
sen. I can remember when the coin
mittee came to our house to test the
strength of the suspension model. One
I very well remember some things ! was Robert Bailey of the firm of Bail
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MODEL OF TRUSS OF FIRST BRIDGE OVER ROCK RIVER AT SEARS, DESIGNED BY THOMAS
CER IN 1842. THE END WAS BROKEN BY ACCIDENT.
,ticket. Hannah Spencer was the old-j on that trip. Grandfather came to
est daughter of Jonathan and Sarah
Buffum, and was married to T. J.
Spencer in 1S3C in Rock Island. M. V.
Spencer was born about 75 feet west
of the old Presbyterian church, now
St. Joseph's Catholic church, a block
west of the court house, in a log cabin
of one room with a frame lean-to kitch
en. At that time Rock Island was
known as Stephenson.
Sarah Spencer died July 25, 1837,
when the writer was two weeks old.
Thomas J. Spencer died June 0,1841,
Rock Island, riding an old black horse
called Sam, and took me up behind
him. We crossed Rock river on Van
druff's ferry, very near where the
Rock river bridge was afterward
erected, and, by the way, the first
bridge that was built was made after
a model designed by my father. He
first built a model of a suspension
bridge, as desired by the county com
missioners. This model I now have,
and it is a complete Howe bridge. But
the commissioners thought they had
Buford got hold of the site and put up
a store buildine and dwellins ahont
where the Britton home now stands,
and put in a stock of goods with one
William H. Holloway as superintend
ent. He had the town ulatted..and his
wife had the honor of selecting the
name' for the, new metropolis. She
Now, as to some of the financial af
fairs of those days. Do you people
know that at one time it cost 15 cents
to get a letter out. of the nost office:
that corn sold for as low as 0 cents,
a good cow for from $C to $.X, as good
wheat as ever grew at 20 cents per
bushel ;and even at these prices there
was little cash to be bad? I have
known of cases where a person could
not raise the 15 cents to take a letter
out of the postoffice. Do you know
that at one time the state officials of
Illinois got their pay in skins?
Again, we had prosperous times when
corn sold at 51, wheat at S:5.3o. flour
at from $1G to $20 per barrel, and
hogs at live weight at 14 cents per
pound. This was about the close of
the civil war.
Now, here is the way I got rich: I
moved into Andalusia in the fall of
18G1 and sold my corn to Bob Mont
gomery for 10 cents, my hogs to some
one tor $!.; per hundred, and my
Has Bouciht Building. The John
Deere Plow company has purchased
the building which it now occupies at
New Orleans. The buildinsr was built
especially for the company's use about other produce at about the same rate
year ago. A large agency has been
maintained at this point by the com
pany for several years. The price j
paid was $00,000. Some enterprising
but not accurate newspaper reporter
of St. Louis stated that the John
Deere Plow company of thaf city had
closed a contract for the -entire out
put of the Jacksonville Automobile
comnanv. Jackson. Mien. ine true
statement is that the John Deere Plow
company has contracted for St. Louis
and southern states territory for this
line, but the Jackson Automobile com
pany has many other general agents.
some of whom will sell even more
cars than the John De?re Plow com
ey & Boyle, merchants, who then did
business on the corner just east, of
the Eagle block in Rock Island. The
oti.fr was Lemuel Andrews, also a
that time a prominent merchant, who
afterwards, I think, was elected sheriff
of the county, serving in about 1800
Well, we crossed the river on Van
druff's ferry to Vandruffs island,
where grandfather took refreshments
with the ferryman, who occupied a very
large log house. How wo-crossed the
Athletic Association Elects. At a
meeting of the Moline Athletic asso
ciation officers for the year were
elected. E. P. Nutting was unani
mouslv elected president of the -or
ganization and .MIs Edith Brooiuhal
was unanimously chosen as vice pres
ident. The other officers chosen are:
Secretary. Knowles Eu'iikin; treas
urer, Elmer Cox.
Insurance Men Adjourn. The 30
fire insurance men who held a two
days' session in Moline this week ad
journed Thursday and have all left
the city. The meeting was called for
the purpose of settling a rate war be
tween non-union and union companies.
No statement could he recti red as to
the result of the meeting from any
Park Cos.t Is $13,000. Sylvan, park.
Moline's first real public park, is about
completed and is one of the prettiest
spots in the city. The park now has
cost the city approximately $13.n0ii
and with an appropriation' of $5!Ui
more will be completed in every de
tail. At a meeting of the council John
Klem & Son, who supervised the con
struction of the park, presented a hill
lor $7,473.7S which va.s allowed. Thi
is for planting trees, shrubbery, flow
ers, construction of walks, grading and
rip-rap. A recommendation from Mr.
Klem was read by Alderman Gripp,
chairman of the park committee, which
the council will consider at a future
Mr. and Mrs. John Wegan and chil
dren of Muscatine visited several days
with Mrs. Wegan's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Becker.
Miss Dealing of Muscatine is visit
ing with Miss Delia Bartlett.
William Hays has returned from i
trip through Colorado and other states
in the west. J
Miss Audrey Hays visited from Fri
day until Monday at the home of he
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hays. Miss
Hays is teaching near New Era. Iowa
Miss Ethel Brunson. a friend of Mis
Hays, came with her and they attend
ed the union picnic which was held
Powell's grove Saturday,
George Lutz departed last Saturday
for Sioux City, Iowa, where he expec's
to visit his brother John anl also to
attend the interstate fair which
being held at that place.
Miss Clara Searight of Fruit land
Iowa, is visiting Miss Ella Barilelt.
Rheumatism Cured in a Day.
Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheuma
tism and Neuralgia radically cures m
une to three days. Its action upon the
system is remarkable and mysterious,
It removes at once the ciuse and th
disease immediately disappears. The.
first dose greatly beneits. 75 cents
and $1. Sold by Otto Groljan, 1501
Second avenue. Rock Island; Gust
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Going out cf business.
Everything Must Go.
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and see what I will give you for your
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The Genuine Has Our Private Stamp Over Neck of the Bottle.
other streams I cannot now remember
There were a few small cabins at
Milan at that time, but very few, and
a small flour mill. We rode clown on
the Rockport road, the bottom road
now, and crossed Warren s creek about
where the present crossing is. There
was a small dam across the creek and
a small water wheel ran a small flour
mill, I think. There was no habita
tion there. About a mile farther west
we came to the home of William P.
Dixon, who died about 55 or CO years
ago. His body was one of the first
buried in the Andalusia cemetery. We
stopped here for dinner. Mrs. Dixon
was a fine cook, or was so considered
at that time. This place was after
ward known as the John Brown farm.
The next house on our route west
was that of William Ague. The last
time 1 passed this place some 30 years
ago there was a large cottonwood tree
standing near the southeast corner of
the 80. Under this reposed the re
mains of one of Mr. Ague's little girls
who was buried there some Co years
ago, and Mrs. Ague, for lack of some
thing better, planted a little cotton
wood sprout to mark the place. I do
hope that the axman has spared that
tree, for it is not only a grave mark,
but it is a mark in my memory, and I
never think of that particular locality
but I think of that giant cottonwood
The next place we came to was the
cabin of one Jonathan Mosher, where
he lived up to the time of his death.
It stood on the north side of the road
where his children were buried and
where he and his. good wife passed
from earth. This was the last and only
habitation until we came to the home
of my grandfather, and there was no
other until Rockport was reached
There was the home of one John Va-
natta and family. Later came Samuel
Kenworthy, direct from England. He
lived alone for a time how long I do
not know; but I do know that he af
terward married a Miss Maria Eby,
and these were the parents .of John
Kenworthy of Rock Island. I well re
member when the son was born.
Rockport continued in about the
same condition it was a potato patch
Don't worry about that Bald Spot
for if the scalp is smooth and
shiny the baldness has come to
stay. Better direct your appre
hension toward the hairs immedi
ately surrounding the spot, for
they will be the first to go, unless
you kill the dandruff germ and
keep it out of the'scalp with Xew
The time to save your hair is
while you have hair to save. Ex
traordinary results sometimes fol
low the continued use of New
Doctor Waterhouse, a well known
physician of Iowa, and a member
of the firm of Dyer & Water
house, advised the Rev. R. X.
Toms, pastor of the First Presby
terian church at Charter Oak, la.,
to use NEWBRO'S HERPICIDE;
read his letter about it:
Messrs Dyer & Waterhouse, drug
gists. Charter Oak. Iowa.
Gentlemen: The Herpicide you rec
ommend lor dandruft and baldness
lias proved a great success. I have
used only one bottle, and the re
sult is surprising. The scalp has
been thoroughly rteansed from
dandruff, the old hair has softened
and strengthened; while short,
soft hair has already appeared in
the bald spots ;and 1 have been
greatly relieved from l-.eadaehes.
I most earnestly recommend all
afflicted, as I have been, to try
(Signed) KKV. R. N. TOMS.
Pastor First Presbyterian Churnh.
Charter Oak, Iowa.
Two sizes, 5Cc and $1.00, at drug
stores. Send 10c in stamps W
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