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THE AKSTjS, SA'rUKDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1903.
LOCAL TEAMS WIN
Recruits and Centrals Victors
in Bowling Contests '
SOME TINE SCOBES ABE MADE
Former Still Lead in I be Kace for
P. W. L. IV t.
Kceruits IS' i:5 5
Hivals IS 11 7 .till
Centrals 17 S 0 .471
Scouts IS K ID .414
Flying Dutehmtn 17 7 30 .41 'J
lirmiswicks is c 12 .:;:!::
Both the lb.ck Inland teams were
victorious in their panics in the Tri-
"it y Bowling league series played last
evening", the Centrals defeating the
Scouts in this city 2.570 to 2,215. am!
lhe Becruits letting lovn the Flying
Dutchmen at Moline to the tune of
2,(37 to 2.435. The Bivals won over
the Uninswicks at Davenport 2.G0S to
2.405). Here is the detailed account of
Bock Inland Gamn -Central.
Dolly 17:5 155 172 500
Thorns I'll 167 202 500
Xoftsker 144" 141 171) 404
Dick-man 151 150 105 502
Sperry ICS 203 ' 17:5 544
Totals S27 S22 021 250:
NEW BALL MANAGER
Ross Thornton,-who has beerr signed
to manage next season's Rook Island
baseball leain in the. Three-Eye
Peterson 140 120 151 420
Casey 137 100 112 415
Pratt 154 17:! 127 454
Xcal !"0 125 100 447
Vincent i07 105 141 47:!
Totals 700 75 S C.'.i7 2215
Carlson 2:s:t 200 155 5S
Soberer 14'. 124 150 420
Glascoe 15:! 100 ICS 4S7
Stoy 1S4 193 150 527
Wctou 171 2:!2 202 000
Totals Sl.'O 915 s:!2 20.!7
Stoiiffer 120 152 201 470
Ainsworth 145 147 141 4:::!
Ksterdahl 17 1S1 lf0 534
? -- '
Lavr 11 port
JIasler 163 100 155 517
B. Peterson 104 140 1S1 404
Munlock- 17.'! 190 iG.'i 532
15. Peterson 145 153 171 40.!
Vinall 157 214 225 500
Totals...... 802 005 S9." 200S
Craflund 101 1G0 140 401
Peacock IsO 137 170 400
Hoffman ISO 140 14.5 400
Williams .'. 155 151 21S 524
Donahue 200 17.1 143 510
Totals SS2 767 820 2460
l) He Work.
"He nover works, docs he?"
"Oh. yes; he works any one he can
for anything he can!" Chicago Post.
league, is a resilient of Decatur. He
has been a member of tile Decatur
club the past two years, and has de
veloped into one of the fastest play
ers in the league. He will play center
field for Rock Island, the same posi
tion covered bv Frank Donnelly, the
former manager of the local team.
170 147 4S2
101 151 507
SI 7 S00 2435
NEW SET OF 0FFICEBS
FOB ISL3ND CITY CAMP
Island Citv camp. No. 300. M. W. A
at a meetiii'' last evening elected offi
cers for the ensuing yea r as follows:
V. C (1. H. McKowu.
V. A. .1. 1.. C. Kramer.
Ranker D. II. Smith.
Clerk K. F. llelpenstell.
Kscort Joseph Walters.
Watchman Clarence I.. l'itdiey.
Sentry .1. II. Lodge.
Manager leorge Reddig.
Phvsicians Drs. C. Hernhardi. 10.
Bradford. Joseph DeSiba.
Tri-City division. No. 75. Ladies'
Auxiliary to tlie Order of Railway
Conductors, has elected oflioers for
the year as follows:
President Mrs. C. K. Nicholas.
Vice President .Mrs. A. P.. Curtis.
Se-retary and Treasurer Mrs. .1. W.
Senior Sister Mrs. 1!. F. Caster.
Junior Sister Mrs. A. Mcl.ees.
(Juan! Mrs. Ival Rife.
Chairman Executive Committee
Mrs. T. Kane; lirst member. Mrs. M.
F. Archer: second member. Mrs. .1.
Correspondent Mrs. F. llefl'ner.
Organist Mrs. John Rhude.
Insurance Agent Mrs. D. McLain.
SAYS GIRL LIVES
Fred Ells Replies to Accusations
Connecting Him With Nellie
DBIVENAWAY THROUGH FEAB
Claims Her Home IJfo Was . ITn-
plcasant Blames licr Step-Mother.
DELIGHT THEIR AUDIENCE
Gavin Spence and Miss Flora Don
aldson. Scotch entertainers, who" are
making a tour of the west, appeared
at the Rock Island high school before
an audience t lift t was delighted with
the program provided, consisting of
songs, recitations and stories illustra
tive of the customs and characteris
tics of their countrymen. Miss Don
aldson has a splendid singing voice
and became an immediate favorite
with her audience.
Nellie Knox, who mysteriously dis
appeared from her home in 1SS0, and
believed to have been a victim of foul
plav. still lives, according to Fred
Klls, who recently-returned to the city
after an absence of several years.
The public 4s familiar with the
story of Nellie Knox the money that
was spent by her grandfather, the
late C. R. Knox, in a fruitless effort 1o
get some trace of her. Nothing 'was
heard or seen of her after the night
she hade her family good night and
started for her room to retire in her
home at the northeast corner of Sev
enteenth stretM and Fifth-and-a-half
avenue, in the house now occupied by
the family of Capt. (ieorge I.amont.
It will be recalled that while exca
vating for a foundation for a house in
the vicinity of Twenty-first street and
Tenth avenue in 1S07 human bones
were unearthed. The remains of a
woman's hat were also found. The
find reopened public discussion of the
case, mid mure firm I v convinced- the
relatives and friends of the girl that
she was murdered and her bodv bur
ied in what was a pasture at the time
of her disappearance.
It has always been the opinion of
the relatives of Nellie Knox that Fred
Klls knew more about the case than
he would tell, but they have longsinee
abandoned hope of ever securing any
positive information as to her fate.
Driven Away by Fear.
'"There is only one person who
knows where Nellie Knox went,!' said
Klls to an Argus reporter, '"and that
is her step-mother, the second wife of
Nellie's father, Samuel Knox. She now
resides in Colorado. She has made
the same charge against me, but when
-die made such statements she knew
he was uttering what were not
truths. The last time the case was
ired the insinuations against me were
renewed, but I was "n another state
and not in position to defend myself.
However. I have never run awav to
escape them, and I am here now pre
pared to meet any charges they may
feel disposed to make against nie. I
knew Nellie Knox as a little girl. She
was 10 years of age when she dropped
out of sight. I well remember the
night.. Mr. and Mrs. Knox ami .some
others were playing cards. About 9
o'clock Nellie said good night to all
and started up stairs for her room.
That is the last thev saw of her, they
say. There was a buggy in waiting
in the alley back of the house.
Locked In Ilonne fur a Week.
"Nellie voluntarily entered that con
veyance and was, driven to a certain
house in Rock Islam!, where she re
mained secreted for a week. I am
now stating facts. Where she went
after leaving that house I can not say
The manufacturers of Royal Baking Powder have had
40 years of scientific experience.
Every method of bread-andrcake raising has been ex
haustively studied in this country and abroad.
The result is a perfect product in Royal .Baking
Powder. There is no substitute for it. The purity and
efficiency of Roal Baking Powder have been commended,
by the highest authorities of the world.
These facts mean two important things to all house
First: that Royal Baking Powder is healthful
and makes wholesome food.
Second: that Royal. Baking Powder makes
food good to taste.
positively, but it is my belief that she
went to a Colorado mining town. Nel
lie was driven from home through
fear. Sire knew things the telling of
which might disrupt ber family-.
"Two years afterward Mr. and .Mrs
Knox went west. They have since
been divorced and Mrs. Knox has-re
married. 1 am telling what I know,
not for the purpose of bringing up
memories that cannot but cause sor
row to those who were near and dear
to the little girl, but in order to make
my position c lear to the public. I have
never before been given an opportuni
ty to relate my suit'."
AUGUST LUETH TAKE!!
BY DAVNP0BT POLICE
August l.uetli, the young man who
is charged with the attempted kid
ui) ping of Mrs. Telsrow, of Tipton,
Iowa, and who escaped-from confine-
ment in the county jail at that place
h week ago, was captured in Daven
port last evening by Ofhcer Mariman
and Detective Muudt. while wander
ing aimlessly down the streets weak
from want of food ami loss of s-leep
since his escape from- jail.- lie was
unable to speak English except t
answer affirmatively to a 'query as to
whether or not he was August l.uetli.
but. when asked at the station in tier
man as to his identity and his where
abouts since escaping from imprison
ment at Tipton, -he. made no attempt
at withholding any information d
sired by the police. He was given a
quantity of food, which he devoured
greedily. From- his conversation- it
appeared that no attempt had been
made by him to evade arrest, although
there are numerous posses on his trail
seeking to effect his arrest. Accord
ing to his story he had been in Daven
port about two days, during which
time he had neither slept uor eaten.
l.uetli was engaged at the count v
jail in Tipton in bringing wood into
the jail building in a wheelbarrow.
when opportunity offering he made a
dash through the open floor for lhe
open country and was soon lost to
view. This happened in the evening.
after dusk, making the pursuit very
oillicult. It is the prevailing opinion
that he is not sane. His actions indi
cate that he is mentallv unbalanced.
as does his speech.
SWITCHMAN M'CABTHY HURT
IN THE BOCK ISLAND YABD
.lorry McCarthy. S34 Twenty-fourth
street, a switchman employed in the
upper yards of the Rock Inland road.
was seerely in jured while at work at
2 o'clock this morning.
He was standing on the top of a box
car bringing up the rear of a string
that was being pulled eui-t across the
main track, when an engine sent from
Natiek to be attached to the No. 12
passenger train" at the Fifth avenue
station came along at a pretty lively
rate, striking the car on which the
switchman was riding, -i
The box wits knocked tiff the trucks
i f the car and McCarthy was dropped
to the ground, striking lhe trucks, re
ceiving bruises in his head and hips
nd a strain in his back. He was not
hurt, internally. He was removed in
the ambulance to St. Anthony's hospital.
WAS REALLY QUITE A FEAT
Missouri Boys 1 1 ltd to Ilnmp to Itaiso
!i0 Acres of Cora
KIgin. Neb. Ftlitor Argus: Having
noticed an, account in your paper of
Saturday, Dec. .. of how three Mis
souri boys raised "40 acres of corn
this year, I would like to dtaw your
attention to details of this great, feat.
lister plants but one row tit a time,
and one must pay- strict attention to
business to list eight acres a day. The
three might list 25 acres tier da v.
Then it would take 22 days, and only
a breathing spell before they must go
to cultivating. Ry using every efforti
they might go over do acres n day.
Now if there was no Idss of time
from breakage, bad weather, or Sun
days, it might be done.
In Nebraska if one lists and culti
vates (in acres, and puts in the time
from -May 1 to duly 20, and cultivates
three times and well, he has done big
work, (bithering 8(1 bushels is a big
day's work for cne man, and that
would he 425 flays work; or it would
take 17 men 25 days. Xuw how could
they get that all done and be off to
school and the whole world know
about it by the.. 5th of December?
There has been lots of rain down there
this summer, and the thing smells
fishy; but of course something had
to be done for that exposition.
A. A. BUFFUM.
DB. ANDBEEN SUPFEBINO
FB0M EFFECTS OF OVEBWOBK
Dr.' Gustav Andreen,' since his re
turn from the ceremonies at the
breaking of ground for the Swedish
building at the St. Louis fair, has been
confined to his home by illness and
has been granted leave by the Augus
tana college authorities till the open
ing of the term at the first of the
year. Dr. Andreeii's condition, his
friends wilf be sorry to learn, is due
to overwork. In addition to his col
lege duties lie' has' during the year
past been called upon to do much lec
turing, the' work of which is very
wearing. All : will hope that by the
first of- the- year he. will be fully re
stored to his health.
MBS. E. 8 HIPP IS BUBNED
" TO DEATH IN HEB HOME
A telegram was received last night
by Mrs. Edward Hoover, of this city,
conveying the shocking news that her
mother, Mrs. Elvira Shipp, was burn
ed to death in. the afternoon at her
home at YVyanet, 111. Mrs. Shipp lived
alone. She was 65 years of age. Mr.
and Mrs. Hoover left for Wyanet.
U&mEUL.. HOtUTBAV. GIF IBS
Ullemeyer & Sterling
NEWS IN OUTLINE
Right Rev. Denis M. Rradley. Ro
man' Catholic bishop of Manchester
(X. H.t is critically ill of intestinal
Former citizens of IVoria. 111., now
living in Chicago, have formed, a. so
Frank A. I.aSalle was killed and
fifteen persons were injured, seven of
tliein seriously. In a wrecking of a
Panhandle through train at New Cum
Friends of Miss Minnie Cook assert
that he is about to bring :x breach-of-promls
suit against William Oiner
I-rf-avitt, the artist who married Miss
W. J. Pratt, .a randier from Rock
Spring, Wyo.. has reached Chicago aft
er a trip of l.r.UO miles in a covered
Levi Potterson. '. years old, told
the court at P.urlingtnn. Vt.. that for
the love of Mrs. Mary II. Rogers he
helped her murder her husband to ob
tain $."00 life insurance and furnish a
home for him.
Representative Gibson, of Tennessee.
has introduced a resolution directed to
ward the reduction of the naval arma
ment of the maritime nations of the
Lieutenant Hector Ilobichon. is
named co-respondent In a complaint
for divorce filed by Captain Madden,
U. S. A., at San i-Yancisco.
Daniel C. (Jilman lias len re-elect
ed president of the National Civil Serv
ice Reform association.
Secretary Hay Is con fined to his
home .y. a .severe cold.
The munusfript of Milton's Tcra-
dise I .Oft" i at Sotheby's London, for
A call has been issued for a meet
ing of the Populist national committee
at St. Louis, Feb. 23, PJ04.
When You Need Money, Write,
Call or Telephone Us.
And you can get it on short notice an.l without publicity.
Your furniture, piano, horses, wagons fir other personal
property will be .security f.r what you need and they re
main 1 1 :ul i 1 allied in your possession, .lust let us know
what oil w ant and
We Will Send our Confidential Agent to
and fix the matter up at your own home. There are no ad
vance charges and no charges :f any kind unless we make
you loan. Any amount from .!( upwards. Any time
from one month to one year. I lest terms, reliable meth
ods. Let us show you how easy we make it for you to
repay a loan made of us.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell & Lynde block, Room S3. Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p.
m. and Saturday evenings. Telephone west 1514. New telephone
We Are Selling
handled in the city at popular prices.
A trial order will proe the above
statement. Xote a few special bar
12 bars Laundry Soap 25c
Hess Bros'. Queen Flour, sack... $1.18
Koman patent Flour, sack 1.13
Buckwheat Flour, 10 lb. sack 33c
Hye Flour, 20 lb. sack 3SC
I'ye Meal, 20 lb. sack 35c
Macaroni, lb 7Vic
firain-O, large pkg 10c
Whetmore (Jelntine, 3 pkgs 25c
Uoyal Salad Dressing, pint bottle. 23c
German Cold Water Starch, pkg... Sc
California Flake Kice. pkg 13c
Malta (res, pkg 5c
Jlalston's Cream Crisp, pkg 10c
Kalston's Cereal Coffee, pkg 10c
Kftlston's Baking Powder, lb. can. 25c
Sleepy Eye Baking Powder.lb.ean 10c
Mixed Xuts, all new crop, lb 15c
English Walnuts, per lb 15c
English Walnuts,' soft shell, lb.... ISc
Almonds, per lb 15c
3 !b. can Peaches, 3 for 25c
3 b. can fancy table Peaches, can 15c
3 lb. can fancy table Pears, can.. 9c
3 lb. can grated Pineapples, can.. 9c
French Peas, per can. up 10c
3 2-oz. pkg. smoking Tobacco. 10c
Good chewing Tobacco, lb 25c
Baking Chocolate, -lb. cake.... 17c
Alaska Salmon, lb. can 9c
We have both, telephone systems.
1620 Second Avenue.
&e Holiday Russfa
Is Now in Fill Blast
and my magnificent stock fresh.
from the manufacturers shines
forth in magnificent splendor.
Every inch of available space is
filled to overflowing with all man
ner of presents, both useful and
Sterling Silver Watch boxes, 75c and up.
Manicure pieces, 25c and up. .
Sterling Silver Brush and Comb, S3 and up.
Best Quadruple Silver Plated Brush, Comb and
Mirror, very fine, $6.
'Ladies' and Gentlemen's Leather Purses. 50c
FRED BLEUER, Jeweler,
1702 2nd Ave. Rock Island.
we are kept so busy is that
our plumbing work gives per-,,
feet satisfaction, and the ma
terials we use are in keeping
with the work. First come,
first served, is the rule here,
so get your orders and inquir
ies for estimates in early.
CHANNON, PERRY CO.
Davig Block. Old 'Phone 1143. New 6148.
112 West Seventeenth 81