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THE ROCK ISIIAXD ARGUS. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 13, 1913.
DAY IN DAVENPORT
Fear Foul Play. Fred Pasko, 23
yeara old, who has been employed by
the People's Light company, was re
ported missing to the police yester
day afternoon by the man's sister.
Pasko when last seen wore a blue
serge suit, He has a wooden leg.
Hit sister has been visiting In Kansas
City and returned home three weeks
ago. Her brother has not been at
home since that time. She fears he
may hare been the victim of foul play.
' Rob Cripple. The meanest burglar
In the annals of the Davenport police
department was at work Thursday
sight. He removed a screen from a
rear window of the home of Joseph
Brown, 1716 West Fourth street, en
tered the little store at the front of
the house and rifled a pasteboard bos
of $4 in money. Brown is a cripple
and keeps the little store for a liveli
hood. The robbery was discovered
yesterday morning and reported to the
J"avenport police. It is believed the
Job is the work of local talent. The
police have clews, as usual, but un
doubtedly will be baffled in this as In
other numerous crimes committed re
cently and in which not a single sus
pect has been taken. Davenport is
rapidly becoming the happy hnnting
ground of burglars and sneak thieves.
Aged Woman Injured. While walk-
In along Scott street near the Turner
hall about 2 oclock yesterday after
noon, Mrs. Amelia Schmidt of West
Liberty, PS years old, was struck and
feued to the ground oy a falling shin
gle loosened from the roof by the
wind. The slate struck the aged wom
an's hat and rut her head slightly.
The edge also gashed her left shoulder
to the bone. Passprsby picked up the
old ladv, and medical attention was
secured. Her wounds were bound up
and she was taken to the Rock Island
Fire Chief Returns. Fire Chief Pet
er Denger was signally honored by
the International Association of Fire
Engineers at the New York City con
vention last week by being elected
vice president of the association for
the state of Iowa. William F. Cilloley,
secretary of the Davenport fire de
partment, was also honored by the
American Fireman's association at the
annual convention held at Chicago. He
was elected to the position of corre
sponding secretary of the national or
ganization. Chief Denger, Mr. Gil
loley and Alderman Win. Oosch re
turned home Thursday after attending
the big firemen's meeting in New
York and Chicago. The finest dis
play of fire equipment ever exhibited
was shown at New York during the
convention, according to Chief Denger.
Files Cross Bill. Em 11 W. Wolff,
by his attorney, Walter H. Petersen,
filed yesterday an answer to his wife's
petition for divorce, and a cross bill
asking for the decree on the grounds
that she "nagged him and harassed
Mm until his health was ruined and
he became a nervous wreck." He
further alleges that while he worked
bights his wife would not permit him
to sleep In the day" time.
On the grounds of desertion a de
cree of divorce was granted by Judge
Donegan yesterday morning to Her
man II. Paulsen against Alice lone
Paulsen. The defendant failed to ap
pear to contest the action. Louis E.
Koddewig was attorney for the plain
Licensed ot Wed. A marriage li
cense was issued yesterday by Clerk
of the District Court Harry J. McFar
land to Walter O. Friedholdt and
Esther L.""Bruunquell of Davenport.
High School Work. The first period
yesterday morning at the high school
was an auditorium period in which
Principal Marshall greeted the school
us a whole forthe first time this
semester. He announced that gym
nasium and music classes would be
gin next Monday, and that the Bulle
tin would be issued at tiie end of this
month. He also announced that the
Bulletin and football managers had
Joined forces to make a special in
ducement to the students to take an
interest in school affairs. This in
ducement was that if 350 students
would -subscribe to the Bulletin, ten
season tickets would be given in each
study room, and for each succeeding
50 subscribers, five more tickets would
be given in each study room.
Obituary Record. Word has been
received here of the death of Mrs.
Raphael Cooper, a pioneer resident
of Scott county, who passed aw-ay at
her home. No. 1 Place de l'Opera,
Paris, France. Mrs. Cooper has been
traveling in Europe, accompanied by
her two daughters, for the past three
years. She was stricken with the ill
ness which resulted in her death, last
winter. She returned to Paris, and
after lingering several months death
occurred. Mrs. Cooper was born in
France in 1S42, the daughter of Mr.
end Mrs. Jean Baptis'.e. Together
with her parents . she came to the
United States in 1S57 and in 1S61 was
united in marriage to Raphael Cooper
by the late Bishop Cosgrove. She la
survived by her two Slaughters, the
Misses Theresa and Julia Cooper, who
were with their mother during her
illness. Mr. Cooper preceded her in
death six years ago. Funeral services
were held from the church of the
Madeline, Paris, and the body was
temporarily laid at rest in the ceme
tery of Pere Lechalce, pending prob
able removal to Davenport. Rev.
Henry Hogan of Fairfield, la., a neph
ew of the deceased, was present at
her death. The funeral services were
attended by the United States am
bassador, members of the consulate
and relatives and friends residing in
Paris. Mrs. Cooper w as a member of
the Scott County Pioneer Settlers' as
sociation. Thomas Kelly, 69 years old, died at
8:15 o'clock yesterday morning at the
home of his daughter. Mrs. J. E. Ben
son, 1225 Nicholas avenue, after a
brief illness. He formerly lived In
Peoria- Decedent was born in April,
1844, in Peoria, I1L, and was educated
in that city. There he was marneq
Oct. 13, 1896. to Mrs. Ruth Freeman,
who preceeded him in death 15 years
ago. He continued to live , in Peoria
until three years ago, when he came
to Davenport and took up his resi
dence with his daughter. He was a
member of the reorganized Latter
Day Saints, church. He is survived
bv two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Gauwitz
of Peoria, 111., and Mrs. J. E. Benson
of Davenport. Funeral services will
be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon
from the family home, with interment
in Oakdale cemetery
Frederick H. Paul, 22 years old,
died Thursday . afternoon at his
home, 1019 LeClaire street, after a
brief illness. The young man was
born July 27, 1891, in Davenport, and
has resided hete all of his life. He
is survived by his mother, Mrs. Paul;
two sisters. Mrs. W. Sudbrook and
Miss Marie Paul, and a brother, Henry
F. Paul, all of Davenport Funeral
services were held at 2:30 o'clock
today from the late home, with inter
ment In Oakdale cemetery.
At the age of 92 years, Mrs. Bertha
Wiese, a pioneer resident of Scott
county, died at 7 o'clock yesterday
morning at the residence of her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. H. Wiese, three miles
west and one-half mile north of Eld
ridge. She had been 111 for several
months. Deceased was born April 2S,
1S21, in Lutherbeck. Schleswig, Hol
stein, Germany, where she lived dur
ing her early years and where she re
ceived her education. In 1S38 she was
married to Peter Wiese. The couple
came to the United States in the year
1S65 and landed in New York City
June 2. They came west to Davenport
the same year and settled on a farm
near Eldridge. They lived on the farm
until the death of the husband, Nov.
12, 1898, when she made her home
with her aotf. Mrs. Wiese was well
known in the vicinity of Eldridge and
leaves many friends who will mourn
her death. She is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Catherine Haller of
Buffalo, Iowa; Mrs. Amalia Schneck-
loth of Minden, Iowa, and -Mrs. Marie
Meier of Eldridge, Iowa. Funeral ser
vices will be held at 10 o'clock Sun
day morning from the family home,
with interment in Pine Hill cemetery.
IF LI'L ARTHA AND LANGFORD CLASH
THEY'LL NEED DERRICK IF THERE'S K. O.
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State Railroad Commission of Wisconsin
Condemns Public Utilities Duplication
Tbreo Methods Aro Used Sawing,
Slicing and tha Rotary Cut.
Veneer is very thin lumber. The raw
material is usually purchased in logs
of random lengths. Some are cut into
ditches and in turn sawed into thin
sections called sawed, veneer. In other
cases the logs, after being steamed,
ore shaved to sharp knives. This meth
od produces sliced veneer. Neither
of these processes is as extensively
used as the third, the rotary cut, al
though for certain purposes they are
The structure of the wood, the size
of the logs and the use for which the
veneer is designed largely determine
the process employed. Some foreign
woods are very hard and. like soft do
mestic woods the conifers, for instance
often produce the best veneer when
sawed, while for other woods the slic
ing method is preferred. Where the
product Is for tine exterior finish and
has to be selected and matched ac
cording to the figure or grain, 6awing
is the favorite method.
The rotary cut process is similar in
principle to the slicing process. The
log, after being oteamed, is revolved
against a fixed knife the length of the
log and wide sheets are shaved off.
Veneers are cut into a number of
thicknesses. The domestic woods, ro
tary cut. range from five-sixteenths to
one-fiftieth of an inch and the import
ed woods from three-sixteenths to one-thirty-fourth.
In the sawed and sliced
products the thickest veneer is five
sixteenths. Indianapolis News.
Unqualified condemnation of duplica
tion of public utilities is the verdict of
the State Railroad Commission of Wiscon
sin. This commission exercises a kind of
control over the public service corpora
tions of the state and its members have
every means of observing the effects of
competition- Eecently, in granting per
mission to the La Crosse Gas and Electric
Company to increase rates, the commis
"There are many important differences
between public service corporations and
ordinary commercial enterprises. The for
mer usually require a much larger invest
ment in plant, equipment and other fised
property, which in turn means heavy an
nual charges for interest, repairs and
maintenance. The conditions which sur
rpund the former are also cf such char
acter that the services which they render
can usually be furnished at a much lower
cost by one plant than by two or more
in the same locality. Duplication of such
plants means that interest and mainte
nance must be earned on a much greater,
if not twice as great, an investment and
that the actual cost of operation is likely
to be relatively higher," Wisconsin Rail
Central Union Telephone Company
A. J. Beverlin, District Manager
f CO NSVFe.
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TW 1UESE"S A KO
ITU. TAKF A DeCBCK TO
YrfOUCOAfT W-4NT "lUS
FEATS OF MEMORY.
The announcement that Sam Lang
ford will meet Jack Johnson in Paris
December 20 has stirred up quite a
little interest It is known that there
is no very great degree of love and
affection between the two and that the
chances are if they once meet in the
roped In arena they will do all they
possibly can and both of them are
good at that to mistreat and maul
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GOOD DIGESTION AND GOOD HEALTH
rr,,:j Arc you really "acquainted" EIZ
Are you in "daily" touch
with a keen appetite?
Do you know the pleasure of j
eating without distress?
each other unmercifully. So that it
seems that the attendance will be
large and enthusiastic.
There Is another item of interest.
From Boston the report comes that
Sam Langford, after weeks of inertia
and hearty mea!s has taken on a great
deal of weight. Affluence, idleness and
a love of good things to eat have given
Sam many of the aspects of a well-fed
And here's another dispatch. From f
One Man Who Astounded Wesley by
His Knowledge of the Bible.
One of the most astonishing mnemon
ic feats on record is recorded by John
Wesley. "I knew a man about twen
ty years ago," writes Wesley, "who
was so thoroughly acquainted with the
Cible that if be was questioned as to
any Hebrew word in the old, or any
Greek word In the New Testament, he
would tell, after a little pause, not only
how' often the one or the other oc
curred in the Bible, but also what it
meant in every place. His name was
Thomas Walsh, Such a master of
Bible knowledge I never saw before,
and never expect to see again."
Walsb had a close rival in Macaulay,
who. according to James Stephen,
could repeat "ail Demosthenes by
heart and all Milton, as well as a great
part of the Bible."
A strange Instance of freak memory
Is recorded in the ense of a servant
girl !n a Scottish manse. She was al
most illiterate, yet when delirious in
fever, surprised those around ber bv
repeating long passages of the Bible in
Hebrw. The kitchen where the girl
spent ber evenings adjoined the min
ister's" study. He was accustomed to
read aloud. The girl had not under
stood or'consclously taken heed of the
reading, yet ber mind had seized upon
and stored the ptfrases. London
The Absentminded Man.
Two men met at a corner during a
gentle shower. One had his umbrella
up. the other carried his in bis hand
evidently oblivions of the fact that be
bad an umbrella.
"nello," said the oblivious one. "what
are you doing with that umbrella?"
"Yes, you. That's my umbrella."
"Yes, no doubt about it I know It
by the handle. There's not another like
It in town."
"Oh. there isn't!" said the accused
one, smiling extravagantly. "What's
that you have in your hand?"
"Eh? Why. that's my umbrella."
eaid the oblivious one. "1 I forgot
that I had It" Indlnapolis News.
A New York dramatic writer tells of
an actress of great popularity who is
Just beginning to be obsessed with the
notion that the public holds her to be
older than she renlly is.
The writer was assigned to inter
view this player. He wished to obtain
ber views with reference to the state
of the drama, a topic whereon the act
ress .did not seem particularly anxious
"It does not seem to me." gently sug
gested the interviewer with a smile,
"that 1 anv'really ascertaining your
opinion. You ought to be frank, since
your eyes are gray and"
"Prematurely so. my dear boy. pre
maturely so." the actress hastened to
assure him. Judge.
drunken chauffeur" and" being" shaved
by an intoxicated barber, we believe
we would choose to walk and lot our
whiskers drag the ground. Galveston
Point Not Well Taken.
Mrs. Timkins (to small daughter say
ing prayers) A little louder, dear. 1
enn't hear. Daughter Yes. but I'm
not speaking to you. New York Post
Many men owe the grnndeur of their
lives to their tremendous difficulties.
All the news all the time The Argus.
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England, this time, comes the news Two Women Tell How They
Escaped the Surgeon's Knife
by Taking Lydia E. Pink-
Is your liver active and the
If you cannot truly answer
4Yes" you should try
that Jack Johnson, in vodevil there,
has grown to the proportions of a pre
Adamite mammoth. Jack, too, it
seems, has disregarded training and in
his sparring exhibitions in the music
halls has had difficulty in going two
rounds with his little pardner, and at
the end sinks into a chair in a state
of utter exhaustion.
Whether or not these reports are the
gospel truth may be a question, but
they at least excite a little specula
tlon. Should it be that San and Lil'
Artha' are as bulky as some would
have us believe, their encounter at the
Gay City on December 20 will elicit ex
pressions of merriment from all pres
ent. The bout will be a laugh. Grown
fat beyond recognition they will have
difficulty in reaching one another with
a hefty swing and in fighting will be
out of the question. How could they
ever get close enough together to do
any in fighting when they both extend
four feet beyond the building line in
front? Difficulties are sure to arise
that will be hard to overcome. It
will take a big piece of trhange to fi
nance the bout because a special stage
will have to be built to hold them.
The floor they roll and gambol o'er
w'ill ave to be all steel and concrete
heavily re-inforced as the artist has
so cleverly pictured. Should there
, be a knockout one of them might
tread on the other's foot and put him
in a state of coma should such come
Swarthmore, Penn. " For fifteen
years I suffered untold agony, and for
one period of nearly
twoyeare I hadhem
orrhages and the
doctors told me I
would have to un
dergo an operation,
but I began taking
Lydia E. Pinkham's
pound and am in
'i good health now. I
ASmiJam all over the
l" " 1 Change of Life and
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too highly. Every woman chould take
Jt at that time. I recommend it to
both old and young for female trou
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Baltimore, ML ' My troubles began
with the loss of a child, and I had hem
orrhages for four months. The doctors
said an operation was necessary, but I
dreaded it and decided to try Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. The
medicine has made me a well woman and
Delicious Supper Dish.
For Swiss eggs, a delicious supper
dish, spread the bottom of a baking
dish with two ounces of butter. Cov
er this with thin slices of American
cheese. Place four eggs over the
cheese, taking care that the yolks are
not broken. Season with pepper asd
salt, pour around the eggs two tabie
spoonfuls of rich cream and cover the
ton with grated cheese. Bake it for
ten minutes, garnish with parsley and
serve with fingers of dried toast.
To Her Credit.
Miss Diggs Yes. he said you didn't
Show your age. Miss I 'assay The
Idea' The Impudence of him! Miss
jiggsV"hy." I'd call that a compli
ment. It simply proves how skillful
you've been in concealing it Philadel
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have to be brought into play.
Maybe the reports of Sam and
Jack's excessive bulk have been ex
aggerated. Let's hope so. Ai d espe
cially because fat people are so eter
nally good natured that they irobably
wouldn't want to fight after alL
Since we guarantee that all testimo
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not fair to suppose that if Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound has the vir
tue to help these women it will help any
other, woman who Is suffering in a like
Old Theories About Lightning.
Our forefathers had many theories
about lightning. According to them no
one could be struck by lightning while
asleep, and no tree struck by lightuing
could be burnt Splinters from such
a tree, diligently chewed, were, of
course, pleasanter to the taste than the
dentists' forceps. And the old time
schoolboy firmly believed that if be
were rash enough to mention lightning
directly after a flash the important
part of his raiment would be immedi
ately torn off. And many were his at
tempts to land his fellows In that pre
dicament London Chronicle.
A visitor from South Africa, on be
ing asked for his opinion of Niagara
falls, inquired of the questioner In bis
turn. "Wbat do you think of Victoria
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1 Yankee's reply was. "Victoria
compared with Niagara? a
A Frequent Mistake.
"That man seems to think be (s tjie
voice of the people." said the carping j
"He does." replied Senator Sorghum.
when as a matter of fact he's only
one of the people with a voices
A Safe Choice.
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