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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 station. 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 tiff. o 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. o 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. Bell System IF LI'L ARTHA AND LANGFORD CLASH THEY'LL NEED DERRICK IF THERE'S K. O. . VUCL' UP MAH m r WAD? K X ( QlCfeFTff jfi H I - I CUTTING VENEERS. 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 of importance. 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 sion said: "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 road Commission. Central Union Telephone Company A. J. Beverlin, District Manager f CO NSVFe. Z (Ge-T -rye tvo r r-'tll in ome ' TW 1UESE"S A KO ITU. TAKF A DeCBCK TO TWP MCA 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 p A T Ql5 GOOD DIGESTION AND GOOD HEALTH rr,,:j Arc you really "acquainted" EIZ with them? 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 porker. 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 Chronicle. 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?" "Me?" "Yes, you. That's my umbrella." "Your 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. Of Course. 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 to descant "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 News. 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. Spurgeon. All the news all the time The Argus. OGOCOCOC CCCOOOOOOCOOOOCOOO LOOK WANTED to buy Second Hand Fur niture, Stoves, Guns,. Re volvers, Watches, any thing of value; pay more and sell cheaper than any body, Give us a call. Phone Rock Island 2255. M.SIMMONS, Prop. 1623 Second Avenue. iOOCOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOO SAVED FROM OPERATIONS England, this time, comes the news Two Women Tell How They Escaped the Surgeon's Knife by Taking Lydia E. 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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 ham's 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 Vegetable Com pound and am in 'i good health now. I ASmiJam all over the l" " 1 Change of Life and cannot praise your Vegetable Compound too highly. Every woman chould take Jt at that time. 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