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THE BOCK ISTJANP "ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1912.
Steam Plp Buret. Owing to the
bursting of steam pipe In the heating
system of the court house, no court
was held in the district court yester
day. The first floor ofSces and the
bar-ment, where all the regular coun
ty business is transacted, were open
for business, but heat had to be sup
plied by gas heaters.
Asks Divorce Decree. Petition for
divorce was filed In the district court
yesterday by Attorney Waldo Becker
In behalf of Mrs. Amelia Zelher vs.
Charles Zelher. The plaintiff states
that they were married in 8cott coun
ty For. 28, 1901, and that since their
His left arm and left leg were badly
crushed, both requiring amputation at
Mercy hospital. The young man's
home is at Jacksonville. 111. He board
ed the Rock Island train at Kewanee
and was beating his way to Hannibal,
Mo. A whisky bottle found in his
pocket indicated he had been drink
ing, and while under its influence he is
supposed to have fallen from the train
and rolled under the wheels. His con
dition is regarded as serious.
Sues for Damage. Suit for the sum
of $10,000 and also for $2,000 for Injur
ies alleged to have been received while
in the employ of the defendant com
pany, the Andrews Chemical works,
was filed yesterday In the district court
by William Claussen, through his fath
er, Fred Claussen. The plaintiff claims
death being caused by the results of a
stroke of paralysis with which deceas
ed was stricken in Chicago three
months ago. Deceased was born in
Davenport April 12, 1880. and was edu
cated in the public schools here. She
was married June 24, 1903, to George
Backus. She is survived by the hus
band, mother, and step-father, Harry
Cook. Funeral services will be held
from Our Lady of gourdes church in
Bettendorf, with burial in Pine Hill
At 6:40 o'clock Monday evening, at
his home in Eldrldge, Iowa, occurred
the death of James W. Rosa, one of
the old settlers of Scott county. Mr.
Ross had been in falling health for the
past four weeks, due to a complication
of diseases. Deceased was born in
1833 In Brown county, Indiana, being
SECRETARY OF STATE KNOX'S PARTY ARRIVING AT COLON. PANAMA:
FIRST PICTURE FROM ONLY PHOTOGRAPHER TRAVEUNC WITH THEM
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Secretary Knox Landing at Colon, Panama.
This le ODt of the f.nt pictures taken by t'le only photographer with Secretary of State Philander Knox
and hie party on their Central .' nierlc-an trip to real. America. It shows the arrival of the secretary on.
the landing .hart at Colon. Panama. At the left Is President Kodolfo Chlarl of Panama. It the center 1
Knox, and at the rifciit H. Perclval Dodge, American minister to Panama.
Breaks Right Wrist Mrs. Jerry
Courtney, mother of William Court
ney of Courtney & DeTaey, bluff gro
cers, fell Monday afternoon and
broke the bones of her right wrist.
She was on the walk in front of her
home at the time of the accident.. Dr.
C. C. Sloan attended. '
Civic Club Formed. At a meeting
held Monday afternoon in rooms-of
the East Mollne Commercial club, an
organization to boost for improve
ment of highways leading into the
city and for all other betterments, to
be known, as the East Mollne Civit
Improvement association, was launch
ed. Offlcere: President,. W. I. Taze;
secretary, Fred H. Railsback; treas
urer, A. J. Siebke.
Building Fund Grows. Contributions
amounting to more than $500 have
been received by Captain Wilma
Baumbach at the end of the flrsJ
week of campaigning for funds to
make possible the purchase of prop
erty and erection of a suitable bar
racks for the local Salvation Army
corps. One friend to the cause is
Mrs. Ada Stephens, who heads the
list of donors with a gift of $200.
Business men and others have been
liberal in response to the appeal.
Obituary Record. Ruth Lillian Say
er, 6-months-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. O. Sayer, died at 1:35 yes
terday afternoon at the family home,
100 Twenty-fifth street. The fun
eral was held today at 11 a. m. from
the residence. Rev. I. O. Nothstein
conducting the service. Burial will
be in Geneseo.
marriage the husband has been guilty
of severe and gross cruelty, endanger
ing the plaintiff's life. Non-support is
also alleged. The custody of their
three children is asked by tbe wife.
Flies Heavy Suit. Suit against the
Chicago, Rock Island 4; Pacific rail
road has been instituted in the district
court by Evan H. Hoskins, through his
attorneys, Helmlck & Boudtnot. The
plaintiff alleges that while employed
by the defendant company on one of
its trains as brakeman he suffered in
juries in a head-on collision which has
rendered him permanently crippled.
He states that Oct 6, 1911, at Cam
forth. Iowa, tbe train he was on col
lided with another, and bis knee and
ankle were Injured, both being render
ed stiff from the injury. Negligence
on the part of the defendant company
Is alleged in the petition.
Falls Off Freight Train. Charles
Miller, aged 25 years, a tinner by
trade, was painfully injured yesterday
afternoon in failing from a freight
train at Seventh and Davie streets.
that Nov. 7, 1911, hile employed
In cleaning a boiler in the defendant
company s plant, he opened a stop
valve which let scalding water fall
onto the plaintiff, seriously scalding
him and burning him so that he had
to be taken to the hospital. His in
juries were so serious, he claims, that
he has been maimed for life and is un
able to follow his usual occupation.
The sum of $2,000 is asked for hospital
and physicians' bills, and the sum of
$10,000 for relief for his Injuries.
Obituary Record. Mrs. George Back
us died at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cook of Betten
dorf, yesterday morning at 4 o'clock.
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at the time of his demise 78 years old.
He is survived by his widow, Katherine
N. Ross, and the following children:
Marshall, Elmer C, Harriett B.f and
John N. The funeral will be held
Thursday morning at JO o'clock from
the home, with interment taking place
in the Mt. Joy cemetery.
The many friends and acquaintances
of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Blrtness, 15
Janssen apartments, are offering them
their sympathy and condolences in the
death of their Infant child, who died
Sunday morning at the family home,
aged 2 days. The funeral Was held
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, with
burial taking place in Oakdale cemetery.
Pythlans' Meeting. St. George lodge
No. 28, Knights of Pythias, Is host
today at the annual district conven
tion of the order. The majority of
19 lodges represented in this district
were present In force, some, of them
sending as many as ten delegates.
Business matters were disposed of
at the afternoon session, which will
be open to members only. F. B. Lar
amie of Chicago delivered the princi
pal address. The evening session, be
ginning at 7:30, is public for knights
their families and friends. The pro
gram for tonight is as follows: Mu
sic, Murphy's orchestra; address of
welcome, L. M. Magill; vocal duet;
address, Grand Chancellor Charles L.
Ritter; music, orchestra; reading,
Miss Mlnnette Young; remarks, visit
lng grand lodge officers; closing num
IS VERY COMMON DISEASE!
Pyorrhea Alveolaris Is Responsible i
for Loss of Many Otherwise
Pyorrhea Alveolaris (Riga's Dis
ease) is a disease that is very common
among adults, being responsible for
the loss of many otherwise healthy
teeth, and the indirect cause of not a
few ills more or less seriously affect
ing the general health. It attacks the
tissues supporting the teeth involving
the bony socket and gums, and is
characterized by loosening of the
teeth, inflammation and recession of
the gums and in most instances a dis
charge of pus from around the affect
ed teeth. In Its early stages there is
little to attract the attention of the
patient It is only when the disease Is
well advanced that the teeth become
loose and painful There is probably
no filthier disease occurring in the
mouth, encouraging as it does the
growth of pus producing germs, per
mitting the lodgment of food between
the loosened teeth and discharging Its
purulent matter into the mouth with
every act of mastication; a condition
which means not only an unclean and
unhealthy mouth with ultimate loss of
the teeth, but eventual impairment of
The chronic abscess Is another po
tent factor in the production of unsan
itary mouths, a disease which is com
mon to all ages. It Is, with rare excep
tions, caused by a neglect to properly
care for a decaying tooth In its early
stages, with a result that tbe pulp
(nerve) becomes involved; folowed by
death of the tooth. If further neglect
ed, infection takes place, attended In
most instances by acute pain, swelling
of the face, and eventful discharge of
pus, usually within the mouth. These
symptoms last two or three days, are
accompanied by a rise of tempera
ture, loss of appetite, digestive dis
turbances, etc. With the discharge of
pus the acute symptmos subside. Oc
casionally this occurs without pain,
but In both instances the result is the
game, namely, a chronlo abscess, which
without proper treatment will contin
ue to discharge. As this discharge is
usually within the month, it, with the
organisms accompanying it, finds its
way into the stomach to be resorted
Into the circulation. Treatment con
sists in the removal of the dead tooth
pulp, disinfection of the root and fill
ing of the tooth. Such abscesses are
Tery common among children as a re
sult of the decay of their temporary
molars, eight of which are not re
placed by their permanent successors
nntll the twelfth year. In their chron
lo form abscesses cause little or no
pain; the disohargs at any one time
Is small and their presence is viewed
With unconcern. As a result they are al
lowed to remain year after year, dis
charging their poisonous products in
to the mouth, being only one of sev
eral agencies which contribute to its
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The Lost Intcrurban Opportunity in Quincy
that will set us back another dozen
club, said: "There are too many gro
cery stores. One could conduct the
business more economically and effici
ently. In Chicago we proposed to have
one grocer in each district to handle
the trade and pay rebates in money In
stead of premiums. Every grocery
store 6hould be made an exchange be
tween the country store and city trade.
Under the present system the middle
man assumes all the risk where there
should be no risk."
AFFECTS HYGIENE OF MOUTH
Repels Attack of Death.
"Five years ago two doctors told me
I had only two years to live." This
startling statement was made by Still-
man Green, Malachite, Colo. "They
told me I would die with consumption.
It was up to me then to try the beBt
lung medicine and I began to use Dr.
King's New Discovery. It was well I
did, for today I am working and be
lieve I owe my life to this great throat
and lung cure that has cheated the
grave of another victim." It's folly to
suffer with coughs, colds or other
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and $1.00. Trial bottle free at all druggists.'
Immediately after the McKinley
syndicate bought the street railway
system in Quincy, they rebuilt all the
old lines and made substantial and
important extensions. Being enter
prising, progressive people, they then
projected a street car line out of the
city to the north, south or east, in
tending to build from seven to ten
miles jnto the country, where they
proposed to establish an amusement
park. The directors of the company
approved the plans and set aside the
money for making this extension.
Just at this time the local board
of review notified the company that
their taxes would be more than
doubled. The company protested
against this action and finally ap
pealed to the state board of equal
ization. The case was brought before
the capital stock committee of the
board at Springfield, Mr. McKinley
appearing for the street railroad
company, and the then county attor
ney representing the local board of re
view. After a full hearing, the com
mittee ruled that the claims made by
the board of review were unjustified
and unjustifiable, the chairman of the
committee taking occasion to condemn
the action of the county attorney in no
Then it was that Mr. McKinley de
termined to Invest no more money in
Quincy. And he said so emphatically.
He had been told by the then county
treasurer, member of the board of
review, that outsiders having bought
the street car property, they would
be made to pay all kinds of taxes.
Naturally Mr. McKinley declined to
extend his Quincy Investments on
that kind of a basis. The order for
the extension of the line into the coun
try and the amusement park proposi
tion was countermanded.
It is not contended that the mem
bers of the local board of review were
not honest men. But in this case they
were most badly mistaken. The action
In driving iMr. McKinley away from
Quincy set this city back 20 years.
The Quincy street railway system
was the nrst big Investment venture
made by Mr. McKinley. He took a
personal pride in Its development and
extension. Had the line been built
into the country, as ordered, this
city would have been the starting
point of the great interurban system
now controlled by him. Mr. McKinley
is conceded to be the greatest builder
and operator of Interurban railways In
the country. He is now operating
about 800 miles of electric lines.
But Quincy drove him away.
Two years ago a number of Quincy
business men met Mr. McKinley in St,
Louis at the dedication of its great
bridge. Out of this meeting grew the
McKinley banquet at the Newcomb ho
tel In December 1910. Mr. McKinley
was convinced then that Quincy had
become a progressive city, and be de
cided to change his determination not
to expend another cent in the city, and
the present extensions now under way
were projected, awaiting only the ac
tion of the council granting the fran
But the interurban project, which
would have certainly gone forward,
had not the officials blocked it by
their attitude on taxes, can no longer
be offered. Other cities more friendly
and progressive are now reaping the
benefit, and Quincy is out in the cold
without a mile of interurban, almost
the only city of any Importance in the
state so neglected.
Quincy lost her opportunity.
Now once more comes opportunity
knocking at our door. The incalcula
ble benefits from the Mississippi Val
ley power company, with new factories
and prospective development are offer
ing themselves for the city's considera
tion. And right at the inception we
find a dissension and bickering and ob
struction and opposition and legal
quibbles and delay, among our citizens,
over a simple little proposition of a
few blocks of paving. No matter
which side Is right, can either side af
ford to allow tbe city's shame to be
advertised and its lack of enterprise
and progressiveness In euch a petty
matter be open to the criticism of the
Are we preparing to lose another op
Will not our citizens endeavor to
compromise? Can not they give and
take until some decision is reached
and the first, most Important step In
advance be taken the Improving of
our disreputable streets, the one
worst thing that Is staring us la the
We cannot bring men of capital or
searchers for factory locations here
and boast of our enterprise, liberal
ity, progress! veil ess, or value as a
nome community, while these ever
lasting eye-sores exist.
Lest we forget, think of our lost
Interurban opportunity, and do not
load our city up with another blunder
Fixes Dates for Assembly.
Dixon, March 13. The board of di
rectors of the Rock River assembly
met in this city and fixed the dates for
this year's assembly from July 27 to
Aug. 17. The program is not complete,
but Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, government
pure food expert, will be one of the
leading speakers. A new lighting sys
tem will be installed on the grounds.
Humboldt Blaze Is Costly.
Humboldt, March 13. This village
suffered a heavy loss by fire yesterday
when the restaurant of Samuel Smith,
the drug store of Samuel Stewart and
a building belonging to the Coles coun
ty Telephone company, with contents,
were burned. The total loss is esti
mated at between $12,000 and $15,000,
with probably $4,000 insurance.
William Knath Kills Self.
Greenfield, March 13. William Knath,
59 years old, committed suicide in his
home at Roodhouse, this county, some
time Monday. His body was discover
ed yesterday. A bullet had entered his
mouth, coming out at the back of his
Noted Minister Dies.
Bloomington, March 13. Rev. Rob
ert CriswelL one of the oldest Presby
terian clergymen in the United States.
died here at the age of 93. He took a
prominent part in-the Harrison presi-
oenuai campaign of 1&40 and was a
widely known evangelist for half a cen
tury. He was an intimate friend of
Abraham Lincoln and accompanied Mr.
Lincoln to the funeral of Governor Bis-
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Decay of Teeth Has Disastrous Influ
ence Upon the General
I Health. .y
Of all the factors which contribute
to the uncleanliness of the mouth, the
most common and probably the most
disastrous In its influence upon the
hygiene of the month, is decay of the
teeth. This is a disease brought about
through the agency1 of germs which
possess the property of converting
starchy foods, sugar, etc., into acids.
It is these acids which slowly dissolve
out the lnorganio portion of the
enamel, after which it is only a ques
tion of time, unless cared for, when
the pulp or "nerve" of the tooth be
comes involved, followed by pain,
death of the pulp and ultimate loss of
the tooth. The rapidity with which
this is accomplished will depend large
ly upon the cleanliness or uncleanli
ness of the mouth, and the resistance
which the teeth or body as. a whole, of
fers to the agent of decay. As a rule,
the process is a comparatively slow
one. An aching tooth does not spring
into being in a day, and means nothing
less than negligence long continued.
While decay pf the teeth Is not lim
ited to any age, it is, nevertheless,
most common In childhood. Its most
active period being between the ages
of six and twenty. Because it makes
its appearance so early In life, the
temporary teeth are often involved, es
pecially the molars, which are too oft
en regarded by the parent as of little
value because they are temporary
teeth. Let It be said with all p6sl
pie emphasis that no greater mistake
could be made, for the decay of these
teeth means not only an unclean and
diseased mouth at a critical period in
the life of the child, but it means in
evitable Irregularity cf the perma
nent teeth. Every effort should there
fore be made to preserve these teeth
against decay, because more than half
of them should remain in the mouth
until the child is twelve years of age.
This should be done not only to insure
against pain and uncleanliness, but
for the purpose of providing the de
veloping child with an efficient masti
cating apparatus. Decaying teeth ren
der thorough mastication impossible
and establishes early in life the hab
it of bolting the food. Moreover, the
filth which is inseiarable from de
caying teeth is mixed with the food
and carried into tbe stomach as a fur
ther tax upon the digestive apparatus.
In a word, decaying teeth, especially
in the mouth of a child, means poor
nutrition, which in turn means poor
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TE FIRST GRAY
HI SIGN OF AGE
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crrav hair is even more conspicuous and
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I0D5 THE SYSTEM
Catarrh 13 a blood disease which causes a general inflammation of the
inner linings or mucous membranes of the body. The diseasing of these
delicate suriaces and tissues produces all the well known symptoms ol the
trouble, such as ringing noises in the head and ears, tight, stuffy feeling in
the nose, pains above the eyes, irritation of the throat, sometimes slight
fever, and a general feeling of weakness and ill health. Even the lungs
become affected by the continual passage of impure blood through them, and
there is danger of consumption if the disease is allowed to remain in the
system. S. S. S. cures Catarrh because it purifies the blood. It goes into
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this vital fluid rmre. rich and healthy. Then the inflamed membranes begin
to heal, evtry symptom disappears, the constitution is built up and health
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