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THE ABGUS, S A.TTTHD A"V, JANUARY 30. 1904
PIANO IS STOLEN
D. Roy Bowlby Locates Missing
Instrument at Davenport
RESTED TWO MONTHS AOO
Stranger Afterwards Disposes of it
for $30 RepleTined
One !;iv Inst October a st ranire man
called .-it. the musie house of I). Koy
JSnwIbv and made arrangements fur
1lu rental of a piano. He said his
name was Harry K. Mathews and tliat
li" was a train di.-patcher for the IJoek
Mathews slated that he had laid off
1 lift t day iu order that lie might get
liis apartments in the Hurst block fur
nished, and that he would like to have
1 he pi;mr delivered in the forenoon so
lie could go to work in the afternoon.
A,r. I Sow I by hurried around and sent
e instrument to the given addre.-s.
"Ihtp Mathew.- was found in an an
prv mood, ami hv way of explanation
1'dd the men on the wagon that the
tian-fer mpaiiy had failed Jo u:oe
hi hi toeho ld got (Is and that they
would have to put the piano in any
way as he could not lay otT all after
Nothing more a. thought of the
affair until the tuner went around at
the end i f the mouth to n-e if the
piano needed nnv repairing, ulicn to
liis great surprise he f mi ml t he rooms
empty. On making inquiry it was1
lea i ned that the piano va- taken
from l.'r.ck Inland to Davenport jnt
one hour after it had been left at the
Makti Sale Id Davenport.
Mathews took the niano over to C
P. Ilt-own. the Davenport second bind
man. and put up a hard luck tory of
the death of his wife, ami that he
must sell the piano to get enough
money to bury her. JJrown bought
the instrument for $.10 and Mathews
Mr. Ilowlbv vesterdav secured his
piano on a writ of replevin.
EVERYTHING FREE AT THE
Supervisor T. II. Lees, of Coal Val
ley. i to preside at the exercises
marking the dedication next Tuesday
of tin new pauper house at-the conn-
y in ti in::! ry. The trains leaving this
citv at :(. in the morning anil 1:4.
in the afternoon on the Peoria -div is-
loti vm;i Of met i iy con veyanees at i i;ai
Valley, ami transportation 1" the' ?n-
finnaiy to lie free. I he exercises are
to ci nmienre at 11 o'clock, and will
tfi.liii'i ;if -I I
s and music. At noon
lunch will lie served. Ererything
will he free. an. I the citizens of the
cnuntv are invited to participate.
.nrt Inn Sa'e
I'll i it y- head of well bred horse.
consi.-tiny i f five broke tennis, farm
Imix :, a n1 -i) ranyiny from 1 to 4
ears old. halter broke. Sale will be
held at Sears Feb. 4. Ten months'
credit v.iM be-given, or 6 per cent dis
count for cash. DAVID SHAHS.
1 pays no taxes, I pays no rent.
Often bu.-tcd without a cent;
I'.ut a king among' men from dis
ease I'm free,
"lis better than wealth llocky
T. If. Thomas' pharmacy.
For the Winter Fans.
will maiiatre Oakland
li'K kfi-rd cleared .fl.'ou ,
Hot liermel is to
Mi.-s., next Mii.Min.
I. on Walters, the ex-Torre Haute
caption,, has sijjned- vv ith Mcniphi - for
'l ed Price w ill mining'- 1 be hec'ing
team again the coining summer. lie
will play in the outfield.
link lless. tiny Dickcv and Cnrr.
all former Three-Kje p!acr. will be
with I fiauapolis next season.
;i mi. i f 1 1
! la v cm is
Iiisin is a
league, for his
I.i.iiic 1'ilidiow. foimcrlv with Ev
ai!svi;'e, has .-igned with the Mnnl
gotner (Ala.) team for next season.
team next s
who covered first for
the old Western league,
the Montgomery (Ala.)
Harry Cunningham, of
is being n.-idered for
ca.-e a it vacancy occurs
Ev e staff.
I iloi m i ntrt on.
;m umpire in
in the Three-
Ted Sullivan says Fred Clarke.
Johnny MeO raw and Frank Salee are
the lie.st managers of the National
league, lie thinks Ned llanlon has
gone back considerably in the last
couple of yea rs.
P.illy Mart, formerly a pitcher ami
manager of tin Peoria team. has
signed to umpire in the American as
sociation this season.
Jimmy Callahan is reported to be
tired of liis job as manager of the
White Sox and it is said that Com
iskey is Irvine to clo-e a deal with
Donovan, formerly of the St. l.ouis
Cardinals, to take the job.
Dan O'i-arv. catcher for the IJock
Island ball team for two seasons, has
been notified that he has been trans
ferred from Indianapi lis to Minneap
olis with Charlie Ca-e. The Mii.i,ap-
olistcam will train at Champaign and
Manager Watkins writes OLcarythat
he expects to use him as one of his
1 1 1 1 lt ii oy .Jennings has been on the
trail of a pitcher with a curve that
has a "wave-like motion." lie can
find .-ome of them coining out of sa
loon.; about !:' o'clock midnight.
five ni'MiilnM-s of the American as
sociation. I no'ia na polis. St. Paul. Louis
vine, Minneapolis and Kansas Citv.
! an agreement to stick by
tor eight vears.
; I" lie
a not her
There an- r.'u leagues now enrolled
ia the association of minor leagues,
and if Ted Sullivan keeps his health
there may be .".( or t;0 by spring.
Iluukey Ilines has begun active
work at Dubiiipie. It has been de
cided to change the diamond in such
a wa that there will not be as many
fiost poned games on necount f wet
grounds, as there were last season.
It vill be harrowed anil more sand
placed on it so as to soak up tht
water after a rain. It is also verv
likely that the crand stand will be
improved and o'ber changes made
that will be pleasing to patrons of the
J I! i ti i i u r t ' 1 1 has produce I three of
the "M-eatest pitcher's in the iramc's
history Karboiirne. tirifTith ami Pow
ell. No such trio of tvvirlers can be
claimed by any other city. OritTith
was a pupil of b'adbourne. but Powell
was a baseball Topsy he "just row
ed up" -and owed his success to his
own skill and resources.
Arrangements have been completed
whereby the Milwaukee American as
sociation team will tivin at Peoria
t his prinir. The men will report March
-'' an I spend several weeks. About
twentv-tive men will be in the spiaI.
Milliliter Hanover hopes to meet a
nmiilei' i f Tliree-Ke teams in tl:e
prat t ice season.
A new Illinois leajr"" projected
the eominir summer. It will include
clubs in Sa'em. Hreese. Centralia.
O liu. i iiMmini.'v. flora aiuCOInev if
the proeiit plans are carried out.
Oanios will be plaved about twice a
w eek i;i each tow n.
Whoira io no Substitute for
it io a PJJatter of Meat th
MILLER MAY COME
Player's Terms Accepted by Rock
Island Baseball Management.
IS TO BE INFIELD CAPTAIN
Liocal Association (.tkelj to
Twelfth Street Park. An
Kohley Miller will wear a flock I.l
and baseball uniform next season if
negotiations that are now on are car
ried to a successful conclusion. Man
lier Koss Thornton has accepted his
terms, and it only now remains to
secure the release of the plaver from
Pueblo, to which city the franchise of
the Milwaukee club has been trans
ferred by the Milwaukee association.
Milwaukee has been dropiied from the
leaff'ic. As Pueblo, with Lincoln, is to
be a non-play in- member rf the
league, the teams will be let go. but
the terms on which Miller will be al
lowed to come to Kock Island have
yet to be determined on. Miller made
a 1 ril.'iant record as a second base
man for Milwaukee last season. In
i'.tO'Z he eovered the second sack for
Hock Island, and was. one of the fa
vorites rf the team, outside of fault
less playing of his position beina- fast
on the bases and a terror with the
If Miller is signed the plan is to
make him captain of the infield. Pete.
Lister, who has been si-rne l ajjain for
second, will probably be retained and
riven, a trial at some other position,
likely in the infield. Miller has been
in communication with the mnnajre
nient of the Kock Island association
since the close of last season. He was '
first considered for manager, but I
terms could not be ajrreed on. Since '
the dropping from the Western by
Milwaukee Miller has written that he!
wn;m l)f Ii!U III CMll TO liM'K I S lil 1111 I 1 f
17 161 161 500 J?
wr.-i sn.1 ss- :cii
jlluntoon 175 161 161 500
Totals M52 s7 23s"3
AT MOLINK CENTRALS.
Thorns 10 131 174 4S5
Dolly COl 135 152 4SS
Hickman 115 17 145 447
lhirgess 151 L5 lSn 49
Sperry 11 146 171 4SI
Totals "ll 754 S25 230(1
(iraflund 133 10 175 4'.'7
Williams 155 l-IH 17s 45.1
Cooper 151 122 125 401
Peacock 100 157 144 401
Donahue 15 202 IIS 47
Totals S13 70( 717 2320
IN THE COUNTY COURT.
Tales of Town
1 lie recent failure or a oauk in an
Illinois citv virtually wrecked a Ruck
Island family financially. The wif
held f.JO.ODO stock in the institution.
The stock was transferred to her
name by a relative. Months before th
cms n came, when ttie oaiiK was in
in apparently flourishing- condition
an offer of jpo.ooo premium was made
her for her holding's, but it was re
fused. Less than a year after the
stockholders were assessed 100 cents
on every dollar Ihev held. The hus-
iian.l ot ire Kock Jslann woman, in
in effort to protect the hoi. ling's of bis
w'fe. raised the money, satisfied that
eventually it would be returned two
Id. The bank could not weather
the sti rns, and the ('.0.000 was lost.
at a salary considerably smaller than
the one he mentioned when proposed
as a candidate for maunder.
Likely to ITold Old 1'ark.
There is a likelihood of the Rock
Island association retaining- the
Twelfth street park for at least an
other season. The owners of the
property announced last fall that it
would he impossible to longer defer
the converting- of the grounds into
town lots, as there had been numer
ous offers of purchase made, but new
terms have been proposed, and the
association is to have a definite an
swer the d ining week, when a meet
ing will be called to decide on the
park question for next year. In the
event the old grounds are not retained
the associnth n will close one of the
options it holds 011 two other loca
tions' in the city.
Mr. sexton'a I'lan I'nsettled.
M. II. Sexton is home from Chicago,
where he was reelected presl.lent of
the Western league, to which position
he was returned by the unanimous
vote of the directors, the story that
he was to have opposition having
proven groundless. '-I had fully decid
ed to retire from the Western," said
Mr. Sexton when questioned today,
"but conditions have arisen that make
it imperative that I remain with the
organization for a time at least.
While perfect harmony has been es
tablished, all differences having- been
buiied through the reinstatement of
(ieorge Tebeau, who has become one
of the owners; of the Denver franchise
as n member of the league, there are
matters unsettled with reference to
the future of some of the clubs with
which I have been so long identified
that I feel it I 1 1 to remain until
the league is running in satisfactory
shape. When that time arrives I will
better be prepared to tell of my
RECRUITS ARE HOLDING THE
LEAD IN BOWLING RACE
P. W. I.. Pet.
Recruits :;: 1:; .i;7
IJivals ::o 2f 15 .615
Scouts r.O L2 17 .r,4
Centrals is 21 .4t2
Rr nits wicks :jo 14 25 .450
Flying' Dutchmen :0 1.'! 20 .'.V.VA
The Recruits, still leading iu the
race for the tri-city championship,
last evening defeated the Rivals, the
Scouts w inning ov er the Klv ing Dutch
men and the Primsw icks putting it
over the t'entrals. The tnbvlated
AT KOCK ISLAND-KKl Kl'ITS.
Cail.-t n 122 l3 111 ' 42ti
How man KS7 101 1st ;,::o
Tarbox 17s 157 176 511
Stoy p-,;; l.-.'l 15; 4iS
Westi n 212 2!0 13 H4
Totals 41 so 25C
lla-ler 13S "177 Hi 4fi0
P. Peters. 11 1V 115 i 30 452
Mr.ld.uk 1-51 '-'til 151 405
Dennett 127 10 105 41
in;;ll 211 203 150 554
Totals 7S5 014 752 2452
AT DAVENPORT-SCOl tS.
N'ral 175 I:; I7h r,:v,
Leonardv 17f 204 105 577
Pratt - - 12 l'"s 157 507
Sudberry 22.5 172 145 540
Vincent" K.7 230 14 51
Totals 025 1.57 k50 2741
FLYTNi; DI TCH M EX.
Stotiffer 170 1G 245 51
Anderson m 131 177 443
Ksterdahl 203 IS3 137 S23
Dunderberg 176 193 167 536
I'vv enty-fiv e years ag-o dohn Soren-
son and r. 1. Whitney set type suit
by side in tin Omaha newspaper of
fice. They drifted apart, and had
never seen or heard of each oilier
until Tuesday of the present week,
when they met at the Hotel Harms.
Whitney in the role of a theatrical
producer and manager and Soren
son as an insurance agent. Whitney
was here with "Dolly Varden." one of
several shows he has en tour this sea
son. Sorenson is a railway insurance
agent making- his headquarters in
Whitney has grown
wealthy fr -m his theatrical en
terprises, at I while his comrade of
the early days has not done badly,
fortune has not smiled as handsomely
on him as on Whitney. It was a hap
py reunion. 11 ml after each hat! given
an accounting- of hfs wanderings
since the days when they "stuck"
type together Whitney inquired of
Soienson how many friends he woull
like to take to the show at the Illinois
theatre that lright. He said the house
was sold out from parquet to gallery,
boxes included, but that made 110 dif
ference, he would buy out the seat
holders if he had to pay them si
premium. He would do the royal by
his old. friend, no matter what Ihe
ro"t. Sorenson. said two -seats would
be all he would care to in. He hunted
up his friend. Simon McMahon. and
they took in the show, and had two
of the best seats in the house.
Whitney also took a policy in Soren
sim's company and induced several
members of his troupe to do likewise.
Sorenson could have hail the night's
receipts at the Iheatre if he wnntevl
Walter Freeman, iu his years as an
employe of the Uurlington. gained an
extensive acquaintance among- the
traveling- freight agents w liu make his
territory. He has quit railroading
and gone to selling cigars, as the
representative of a Davenport whole
sale house. Monday while in Rock
I.-land wailing at Second avenue and
Nineteenth street for a bridge line
car Freeman was hailed by one of his
old acquaintances in the railroad busi
ness who was here in the interest of
an eastern line. Freeman was called
into the office of City Passenger Agent
F. H. Plumnier. who was having a vis
it from the eastern railroader. Free
man had a grip filled with sample
boxes of cigars. He placed the grip in
the corner of the office and he and his
friend grew reminiscent. Freeman
finally discovered it was time he was
making to till an engagement he had.
grabbed his grip and caught a pass
ing car. When he arrived iu Daven
port he found that he had no samples.
The next day he learned by telegraph
ic eommtinieal ion that he had been
touched by his railroad frien l and that
he could have the cigars, excepting a
supply that had been carried off by
the easterner, by calling at the city
ticket office here of the Rock Island
railway. It was a neat piece of work,
but Freeman will probably never know
how his friends got the -tumplcs out
of the grip right under his eyes.
Col. C. (i. Sa itmlers. of Council P.IufTs.
Iowa, is the Ernest Thompson-Seton of
the Modern Woodmen board of diree
tors, of whom he is one. His long
suit is wild animal stories, lie knows
all about snakes, too. but i.- particular
ly well acquainted with ihe rattler.
He spent his younger da v s n a farm
outside t f Council RlmTs. In his na
tive county he is known as the "Ameri
can St. Patrick." for he i credited
with having rid the locality of snakes.
Not a single reptile has been seen
since he left there. It is said he does
not fear any animal :r reptile.
"The o:;!y animal that ever had nie
b!uffed." uid the colonel, while talk
ing with a bunch of friends at the
Harper house during his last visit,
"was a dog lhat a neighbor of ours
owned. I was farming in those days.
Well, you know, I would walk a mile
to get t ut of the path of that dog
He has chased me over hill.-, through
the woods, and kept me in hidintr for
a day at a time. Many a meal have I
missed through fear that he would
plant his ivories in my trousers. On
one occasion he took after me and I
did not quit running till I reached a
In re guardianship of minor heirs of
Jackson E. Moore. Report of Elbert
McCireer as guardian for vnrd. Moore,
filed and approve J.
Estate of Jane M. Weatherhead. In
the matter of claim of E. M. Sala4
against said estate for $275. Jury re
turn verdict for claimant for $275.
In re guardianship of minor heirs of
Henry Vierich. Ouardian's inventory
filed and approved.
In re guardianship of Axel W. K.
Hanson, minor. Ouardian's report filed
Estate of Augusta W'ilken. Report
and statement of only heir-at-law of
said Augusta Wilken and also the only
heir-at-law of Carl Wilken. deceased.
who was the only legatee of said Au
gtisla Wilken. filed and approved. It
appears that no in. lice to heirs is nec
essary. Estate closed.
In re guardianship of minor heirs of
Wiilie Ocobi ck. ( lua rdian's report tiled
and approved. Keec:pls and releases
of all wards filed and approved and
gu::i(!ian t. ischargcil an I guarilian-
In re guardianship of minor heirs ci
Wilhelmina Harshaw. tJuardian's re
port tiled and approved.
Estate of Porter Sk'nner. Petition
by Charles P. Skinner, administrator.
willi will annexed, for appointment of
1 Pi raiser to assess the value of the
estate for the purpose of fixing the
state inheritance tax tiled, tinier ap
pointing Hjalmar Holder appraiser.
town in another county. I eotild not
reach the folks by telephone, so I got
liveryman to hitch tip a rig and
ive me home. We arrived after mid
night. Ihe lolKs thought that 1 nan
met with an accident, having had
searching parties out after me. They
had thought of "sounding an alarm by
ringing the school bed. Hut there
nine a day of reckoning. It all hap
pened so suddenly that it took a whole
iy for me to realize that really I had
gotten the best f that dog. I had
been out in the field and was returning-
to Ihe house. Just as I was going
ivound the corner I ran square into j
the animal. It would have been an-'
other footrace, but I did not have j
time to turn around, for if 1 had done j
an he would have had me just where I
he wanlel me. I was cornered, so 1 !
up and kicked him in Ihe jaw. lie
Hopped over on his back, squirmed a
while, then got up. wagged his tail
mil walked away. After that the dog
and 1 were Ihe best of friends.
Whenever you have trouble with a dug
kick or throw him over on his hack-
That seems to take the tuck out of
dm. Then you have him on your
Oblcago, Jan. au-Poliowing are t&e opet-
ng, Highest, loweat and closing qnotattoi s
In today"! market:
May. 9flV4. )s gp?i w-,
Jul, S2.V. Hi hi. HtH
Jan., 40 V 46' 46; 46V
av. ho",: fS Ml .0'
July 4n; 4S; 8S-
Jan . 40 40 40 40
Hav, 43X : 4W V t3 .
July. tb.BK'u; 37; an.
Jan.iatn 12 oi 12 x7: 12 90.
May 13 AO: u ;o 13.W. 13 i J
Jan . 7.Q2 7.en: 7.10 7.10
My. 7-4-: 7.4)8 7.S0 7H0
July. 7.15; 7 5:7.3; 7 H2
Jan., 6 3S 6 JUS 6.S5: 6 35
May, 6 70 6 70 6 J 6 60
D-C. b Xi. 6.8; 0 li. 6 72
celii'.s today: Woeat 45, corn 378 oau
4; boga 24.000; cattle 600. sneep 1 500.
hoc tnxrKei openeu uarciv sicauy. nags
fiini. witi w, mixea ana Doicn-
ra. 4 70-t5..f) good heavy. 14 7525 10 rouaD
heavy i ?ii&4.g.
jam maritei openea siow.
Sheep market. opened weak.
Union stock yams 8:4" a. in.
Hot market slow and weak.
L'cht, 14 4524 uu; tnixea aud butchers, 4.70
Sfi 0i: Rood heavy, ti 70&S5 10; rough heavy.
Cattle market uor hanOctl.
Sheep market steady.
Hog mi'tet cloned weak to fic lower.
L.im. I4.&0&4 s5: tnixea aud ouiciicra (4 70
i5C3 rood ueavy i&r.aoUi: roukb heavy.
ti mat 8f.
Cattle market closed weak and dull.
Sheep market closed slow.
Estimated receipts Monday: Wheat 30,
corn 3o, oals rj), hogs 5i.oo).
New York Stocks.
New York. Jan. so -The following are the
closing quotations on the New York stock
Sucarl-rr'i.Gas lOOTi.C. It. I &r.24',Soutc-
ern Pacific 50!. H. & o. Ki, Atchlon com
mon 1MO4, Atciiison pfd. tnu.C. M. & St. P
I4!:. Manhattan I43;4. copper 4. W. U.
Tel. Co U & N. 107. C & A. 37i. Rde.
common 4iV4 Can. Pacific it". Leather, com
mon M. ti T. 47. Pacific -mall 27A. u.
Steel ptd. 66, U. . Steel common 11.
Penna. I2o'. mo. Pacific W-i. Union Pacific
8oii, coal aud iron an1. Erie common 27?t-
Anasn pro. ;r.' uar loonary is,. v & i.
W. it'.h. Rep. Steel pfd. 444 Kep steel com
mon 77. . New York Central Ituu. Illinois
New York lUok Kttmfnt.
New York. Jan. 3 1. Reserve decrease.
!.5.i5i5. .es i; S. decreased J5.450; loans
ncrease. W.2H0; Kfiecie iucrease. 'ii.
Vjftw: lepaW iocrease, tl KOI lil: deposits
increase, .J7 6IO.51XI-. circulation decrease
tOCAE. HABKKT COND1TIUHS.
Today's Qaottlons on Provisions. LAwm
Stock, reed and FneL
Bock Island, Jan. 30. Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery 33c&23c dairy 2-jc
Eggs Fresh 27c.
Live poultry Spring chickens fee per
pound hens 7c per pound.
vegciaoies roiaioes. doc
Cattle Steers fl.oo to 15 00 cows and
telfers txm to H.OG. calves M.00 to 15 00
Hogs-M lxed and butchers 14 bo to kS.on
Sheen YcarUnes or ever, txtr rwx. liS'ii
4 2i. Lambs per head to ti 73
Faad and IToeL
Oram Com 43 to c: ats. V-
Forage Timothy hy, 18 tof5Q. pralrtt
M to it. straw 16 50.
Wood uard, per load Sb 01
Coal Lump, per bushel 14c slack, per
Pieumnli and L Grfppe.
Coughs cured quickly ly Foley's
Honey anil Tar. Kefu&e tubstituiei.
20 per cent
WKRi: HAVING STINKING TIWKS NOW. IMUCES NKVKR HAD
SUCH. A ST1KKING VV AS WK'VE GIVEN THEM.
DOWN TO , BEDROCK
WHEKE YOU'LL 15E GLAD TO SNAP UP QUICK, THE
Overcoats aad Winter Suits
THAT ARE EAGEK 1X)U NEW OW.NKllS,
TO LET THEM fcJO AT
AND WK'lJi: WILLING
20 per ct.
Do Yovi Need Any Money?
We dim't exjieet to loan joti limtiey to jut in the hank;
you eantiot afford to do that; but if ynu desire to xise
some ready eash quickly and vitlmut iihlieity, e can
furnish it on very short imtiee.
How To Get It.
lust let us know how muih you ant. ami we will
send our confidential njrent to see you. We take a lien
on your furniture, piano, horses, wagons or other per
sonal property, but do n it remove them from your pos
session. The loan can be repaid in monthly payments,
which include both principal and interest, with the priv
ilege of payinir all before due and saving- the ci-st on the
unexpired term. Amounts from $10 upwards. The whole
transaction can be arrantred at your own Jamie. Write,
call or telephone us. lloth 'phones.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell & Lynch? block Kooru 38 Office hours 8 a. ra. to 6 p.
m an Saturday evenings Telephone west 1514 New telephone
Is a chemically prepared eompoun:l and when treated with it
ASHES CAN P.E CONSUMED AS FUEL. We guarantee that ASH
!UINE will consume T.1 per etutt of the ushes and SAVE -0 per
cent of fuel. If not money will be refunded by calling at our ollice
'She Ashburne Mfg. Co.
1815 Second Ave., Rock Island. IU.
'Phone 141G old.
A postal or telephone will bring a demonstrator to your home.
For First Class
Steam autid Hot Water
Heating, Plumbing and
Gas Fitting for all class-
es of Bviildings.
Our WorK. Will SpcaK.
for Itself 5 S
Allen, Mvers & Company
Opposite Harper House.
Always restores color to gray
hair, always. Makes the hair
crow and stons falling hair. A