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ETHE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. MAY 13, :1908.
THREE LEADING? GHARACTERS IN
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MRS. BELLE GUNNESS, OF UPORTE'S MURDER FARM.:
Mrs. Belle Gunness, the widow suspected of the murder of the persons
Trhone bodies were dug up from the premises of her burned home a mile from
Laporte. Ind., was a Norwegian woman whose maiden name was raulson.
She was married first to Max Sorensen, who died under suspicious circum
stances. Her second husband. Philip Gunness, died under similar cireuni
, stances. It was reported at first that the body , of Mrs. Gunuess was found
with those of her three children in the ruins of her houses. The head of the
charred remains of the woman found in the rulna was missing, which fact
caused the authorities to suspect that "Mrs. Gunness herself had killed her
children and set fire to the dwelling after placing in the bouse the decapi
tated body of oue of her adult women victims In an effort to cause the belief
that she had perished In the fire. Mrs. Gunness had had an enormous quan
tity of gold work done on her teeth. The grewsome mystery of the missing
head, if was said by those who held the theory of the flight of Mrs. Gunuess, .
was explained by the woman's fear that if she -left Iter substitute's, head on
the body It would be evident that she herself was not a victim of the fire. '
BE TAUGHT BY
A NEW METHOD
Board of Education Adopts the
Plan in Ust in St. Louis
I Schools. .
'reelects "all teaches
All of Supervisors and Members of
Corps Are Retained Stetistics .
At the regular meeting of tr.-;- board
of education last evening SuperinUiid
,ent H. B. Hayden made a report re
commending the adoption of the mus
cular movement method -for teaching
penmanship in the public schools, and
the board adopted the recommenda
tion. Mr. Hayden recently, on authority
of the teachers' committee .spent twodays
investigating this system, which is in
use in St. Louis schools. The recom
mendation was approved by the teach
ers committee ot the board. The
teachers are already at work prepar
ing to teach the new method, and it
will be inaugurated at the beginning
of the fall term.
Teacher Are Iteeleeled.
The board, according to the estab
lished custom, named the teachers for
next year, all of the present teaching
force being reelected. The list of
those named is as follows:
Superintendent of city schools H
B. Hayden. . '
Principal of high school H. B.
Brown. . '
Supervisor of music iEv L.. .Phil
brook, -'.. : - ; .. ' . - -
Supervisor of drawing Miss Abi
gail Dean. . -;
Director of manual training .Alba
Teachers in the high school Cora
L Eastman, assistant principal, Latin;
Augusta Hellpenstell, German and
riench; Alice Rush, biology; Kmelie
Mertz, German and Knglish; Clara K.
Barclay," algebra and English; Victor
C liall,' mathematics and physics; Ada
M." Hoebeke. -Ijatin; i-.itta D. Jackson
English;. Thomas M. Coen, physiogra
phy and algebra; Mary V. Rice his
tory and English; Emma S. Butler
English ; KiPsworth, P. Burh, commer
cial branches; Linus. I Karns, nuinu
al training; A. Ij. Barton, history; Myr
tie Siqnmers, librarian.
; Principals of graded schools Haw
thorne, L. C. Daugherty; Washington,
Miss Emily freeman; Kemble, Miss
Adda Pollen Muse; Uncoln; Miss Mary
Piatt; Eugene Field, Miss Sarah John
son; Irving, Miss Leonora ' Wither-
spoon; Longfellow, Mrs. Ida W. Lun-'
dy; Horace Mann. Miss Mary U Car-1
tc-r; Grant, Miss Dora E. Newton. I
Teaehers in eraded schools Mary
E. Entrikin, Lou M. Harris, Margaret
J. Wilson, Sara B. Hillier, Maude Rob
ertson, Mary Lannen, Emma Battles,
Anna L. Canty, Augusta S. Dart. Elsie
B. Johnston, Winifred Huntoou, Mary
A. Brennan Marion J. Blanding, Mar
garet Repine, Dora Hartz, Ethel
Young, Bella F. Cook, Nellie F. Kel
lerstrass Ethel Carter, Jennie Murphy,
Bridgie M. Ferry, Mrs. Louise Koch.
Lou J. Philp, Idessa Wakefield. Jessie
B. Frick, Anna N. Johnson, Frances
Oswald, Ellen S. Freed, Agatha Kevin,
Mary G. Murrin, Mabel Frelstat, Lucia
Robbins, Josephine Whisler, Miriam
Haverstick, Elsa I. Koehler, Martha
Mj Huesing, Meta C. Wittlg Lucy A.
A. Taylor, Etta M. Wakeflekl, Lillie M.
Long, Bessie Beeler, Natalie E.Thomp
ton, Minnie Martin, Emelie H. De San
to', Grace Noftsker, Bertha Jonassen,
Plorence Morrison, Besse Montgomery,
Elizabeth Stelck, Lillie M. Roth, Luel
la Huthmaker, Charlotte Kenworthy,
Julia M. Anderson, Mary S. Dewey,
Minnie J. Frederick, Anna M. Nelson,
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' RAY LAM PH ERE, WIDOW GUNNESS' FARM HAND.
Ray Lamphere. under arrest at Laporte. Ind., on sus))icion of being con
cerned in the burning of the farmhouse of Mrs.Belle Gunness and the murder
of the Gunness children and their mother, formerly was employed as a farm
hand by the Widow Gunness. It Is alleged that henade love to her and was
repulsed. Mrs. Gunness iteing on .the trail of men with money who were mat
rimonially inclined. Vengeance and jealousy are alleged as motives for burn
ing the house and destroying the family. Lamphere stoutly asserts his inno
cence and declares that Jre "always thought there was something wrong at
that place,' meaning the Gunness farm. He told the authorities that about
two years ago a large man came to the farmhouse who was said by Mrs.
Guuness to be a suitor for the hand of her adopted daughter, Jennie Olsen,
and that he never knew what became of the man. Miss Olsen's body was
one of those found buried on the premises, along with eight others. When
caught Lamphere was biding in a hollow tree.
Clara Redecker, Sue G. Lee, Jane L.
Wilcox. Natalia Mirfield, Mary Qtiayle,
Clarissa G. Freeman, Nettie Dodge,
Esther E. Olson, Anna L. Grotjan,
Sara S. Montgomery, Mabel E. lAvey,
Anna T. Bromley, Clara M.vCrandin,
Ileyen Pryce, Viola Larr'ison.
Truant officer H. B. Keyes.
Office clerk Mabel Smutz.
Report of I'un-huar.
The board heard the report of Mr.
Kayden and Principal li. Ei" Brown on
'the purchase of the equipment for the
domestic science department to lie in
augurated in. the high school in the
fall. The apparatus was bought from
Mrs. McCnrdv and Mrs. d lea son of
Moline. for $100. It was purchased
Moline ladies for a private
school there, which did not prove a
Jne uoara auuiorizea live superm-
tfaent to make arrangements for the
taking of the school census immediate,
ly after the close of the school term
ir June. This census -.is taken every
two years, and is the basis on which
the proportion of the state distributa !
ble school fund payable to this dis
trict is determined.,'
The monthly statistical report of the
superintendent showed the following
facts: 'Number enrolled for .the year,
818. an increase of 39 during the
month; number enrolled. for the month
?.3S9, a decrease of 5 from last month;
number belonging at the close of the
month. 3,244, an increase of 12 over
last month; average number belonging,
2,204; average daily attendance, 3.047;
percentage of attendance, "93.4; per
centage of punctuality, 99.9; number
of not absent nor tardy during the
month, 1,671; number of cases of tard
iness, 11C; number of cases truancy,
1C. ' r :
The total number enrolled thus far,
S.818, is lii5 less than, the total en
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rollment at the close' of the eighth
month last year. .This condition has
existed from the beginning of the year.
But the number enrolled for the month,
3.3S9, is only 79 less than for the
eighth manth last year; and the num
ber belonging at the close of the eighth
month a year ago. ' With 155 less pu
pils enrolled these---ligure9 indicate
that the- pupils are ht4og held in school
better than- a year "fcgo. , The other
facts given, indicate, about the usual
conditions. ' : ' ' -t .
The board allowed bills' ., for the
month as follows ;"i
Peoples Power Co .. ,
Hartz & Bahnsen Co w . . .
R.T. Fuel Co
R. I. Hardware Co . . . . .
R. I. Sand & Gravel! $o
J. Ramser '. . . ;1
Mueller Lumber Co .
John Volk & Co.
Harper House Pharmacy ..
I'enn Oil & Supply;Co ....
Driffil Printing-Co' . . .
. , 2.00
Channon & Duf va
II. B. Hayden
If. E. Brown . ..-
Henry J. Frick .
Alice Rush . . .. ..v. .. .'. . . ... ,
Union Electric Tel & Telg Co
H.' CT. Walker.. . tA U
McCurdy & Gleasou. .
Central Scientific Co ,. . . . ,
American Book ' Co - ,1 ....
Charles E. Merrill Co . . . .
Ginn & Company .i.; , . . .... . . .
Holden Pat. Book "Cover Co .
The Pr.ang.Educational Co. .
A. C. McClurg 4,Ca; ........
The Frederick Post Co
Atkinson, Mentzej .& Grovr .
Ceo. H." Kingsbury .
Lerch & Greve
(Continued from fage Three.)
baseball, at least.'. Let the teams stop
in the cities where they play.
The cheer that went up when the
pennant rose was almost equal in vol
time to what might have been expect
ed from the same crowd had it been
"old glory" rising over a captured fort
ress. . -
The throws made by Dowers and
Berger in the last inning which result
ed in cutting off the runuer at the
plate were about perfect. Dowers'
throw was from deep center and it
went straight as a die to Berger, who
was Just back of second. Joe whirl
ed and his shot at the plate hit the
bull's eye in-the middle.
In the eighth round Murphy pilfered
in' a manner that made all. the fans
ashamed of him. He didn't earn his
his wayto first butjiever-the-less he
stole second with &k much assurance
as though he had a perfect right to.
Then he drew a throw from the catch
er, to second and went to third on It.
He would fikely Tjve -stolen home had
Swalm not batted him in. As it was
he' should receive credit for a stolen
base as; he had to. get a .wonderfully
quick start . and iriakePohe "of the"vry
best of his "fade away" -slides' in order
to get home safely. v .
. River Riplets. . :
?The stage 6f water 'Was 10.05L.at C
a. m. andt10.10 at ftoon. There was
but'one. boat in port .today, the Helen
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JOSEPH MAXSON, WHO .WAS EMPLOYED BY MRS. GUNNESS.
Joseph Mainoii. who was. employed ns man of all work around the house
ma rami or sir, iieue (.unnecs near
ties certain spots in the yard of the burned farmhouse where, he said, he bud
beeu iustructed by Mrs. Gunuess from
as wan to lie1 thrown away. - The nine
Itn'xx murdered by Mrs. Gunness were
BARTSON IS HELD
President of Peoria Baseball
Association Arrested for
KID FARMER VICTIM OF MILL
Knocked Out by Jack Morgan of In
dianapolis and Sustains Concus
sion of the Brain.
Peoria, 111., May 13 Jack Morgan,
of Indianapolis, knocked out the orig
inal "Kid Farmer" in the tenth round
of the fight here last night. Farmer
was removed to a hospital where lie
Isy in a semi-conacjous coudUiou. .; An
examination showed he was. .suffering
fiom concussion of the brain with
slight chance, for recovery. .
Bartnon I'mlrr Arrenl.
Morgan and his seconds. Charles
Bart son, promoter, and referee Ryan
were arrested pending the outcome
of the injuries.
(Sixteenth Street and Second Avenne.)
" COMING ATTRACTIONS.
Jikne r ('ommfncrnimt Kirrrlir,
(Eighteenth Street, North of Second
. .. Avenue.)
Vaudeville at 3, 8 and 91S p. m. -
(Second Avenue, East of Nineteenth
v; Street.) ;
Vaudeville (t 3,8 and 9il5 p. m. ,
Mary Mannering at the Burtis. The
engagement of Mary Mannering in
Rida Johnson Young's hew romantic
comedy, "Glorious Betsy," takes place
at the Burtis, Davenport, Tuesday,
May 19. "Glorious Betsy" is described
as a pleasant blend or merriment and
sentiment, and furnishes Miss Manner
ing with the best role it has ever been
her good fortune to secure since the
time her starhood began. The play is
the story of the love of Elizabeth Pat
terson, famous as a Baltimore belle,
and Jerome Bonaparte. The Shuberts,
who are directing Miss Mannering's
A white Indian U fkk In
dian. When the Indians
. first saw a white man they
were sure he was sick.
White skin sick man was 1
their argument "Pale-face'V
is the name they jave us.
; r Pale laces can be cured.
. When blood is properly fed -'
he face glows with health. I
Is rich bipod food. It V
. .gives new power to the
,r bone marrow .from which
.-' the red blood springs.
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Laporte. Ind., pointed out to the authori
time to time to deposit such rubbish
Itodies of persons supposed to have
dug up at points Maxson indicated.
tour, have spared no effort to surround
her with a company of groat strength
and also to provide a production not a
ble for beauty in every detail.
QUINCY ELKS TO PLAY HERE
Local Bills Will Have Hard Game on
Hand Monday, May 31. '
The Elks baseball team of this" cit
is to play the Quincy Elks on May 3
at the Island City ball park. The
locals will have a hard game on hand
for the quincy aggregation is the fast
CEt Elk team in the state.
Trio lodge. No. 57 and Rock Island
lodge No. C5S will visit Preemption
lodge Friday evening May 15. Special
train leaves at 7:10 p. m. from Twentieth
street depot and returns. at 12, roan
trip $1.00. All master masons are in
' " J.-W. HOITDER,
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J. U HICKEY,
W. M. Rock Island Lodge, C5S.
Endeavorers in Session.
Pittsburg, May 13. The fifteenth
annual convention of the Methodist
Protestant and denominational Chris
tian Endeavor union formally conven
ed here today and about 3uO delegates
are in attendance.
Incorporated Under the State Law
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
4 Per Ceat Iatereat Paid Depoalta.
Money Loaned on Personal, Collateral.
or Real Estate Security; Farm Loans
In Hock Island County Especi
ally Solicited. '
OFFICERS Phil Mitchell, president;
II. P. Hull, vice president; P. (Ireena-
DIRECTORS R. R. Cable, William M.
Dart, IL P. Hull. E. W. Hurst, John
Volk. p. Oreenawalt, Pbll Mitchell. I
Simon, II. & Cable.
Began the business July J, 1890, and
occupies the southeast corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde building.
Gihraifl Tiroastt Mrndl
(Incorporated Under State Law.)
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Ai K. CASTE EL, President.
M. S. IIKAGY, Vice President
H. a SIMMON. Cashier.
Capital Stoek, $100,000. Tomr Per Cent
Iatereat Paid on Deaomlla.
DIRECTORS C. J. Larkln. H. E.
Curtis, II. e: Casteel, IL T. Mack, M. S.
Heasy, II. B. Simmon. IL IT. Cleaveland,
Marv R. Kohinuin..W. .1 fiwtt..nv i-r
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W. Tremann. C. W. Haws. v r lv.rkc,
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Estates and property of all kinds are
managed by this department, which Is
kept entirely separate from the bank-
Ing business of the company. W act
as executor of and trustees undei.
Wills, Administrator. Guardian, and
Conservator of Estates. j
Receiver - and - Assignee of Insolvent
Estates. - General Financial Agent for
Non-Residents,' Women. Invalids, and
others". v, . ,.
That wc havc thc
best -r a ;
in the Tri-Cities.
Three Slum Dnlly 3. 8 and 0:13.1
CHANGE OF BILL TOMORROW
N EW EVERYTHING N EW., ;
BEWARE JESSIE JAMES AND
HIS GANG IN MOVING PICTURES
WILL ARRIVE TOMORROW, MAT
INEE. . .
5 Other Big Acts 5
Amateur Night Friday.
It is Our Treat
We want you to accept our invita
tion to come into our store and oin
ns in celebrating. No, it's not our
birthday, anniversary or any small
event like, that. We have just re
ceived from George M. Clark & Co.
Piv., a shipment of
Evaporator Gasolene Ranges
Talk about beauties! Say, they'r
so good that they won't last long be
cause there are several newly married
couples "off the gas-line" who won't
be happy .though married unless they
own one of these Ranges.
The Jewel Evaporator Ranges are
the very finest in the way of gasolene
stoves that have ever been offered: to
the public they are the acme of. per
fection in, stove construction have so
many good points that they've got' to
be seen to be appreciated. Will you
come in and look?
Allen, Myers & Company
Opposite Harper House.'
Two Qiiart Bottles .
. Wine. ; ','
with every purchase. Your
choice of Port, Muscatel, Tokay,'
Sweet Catawba, Blackberry, or
Cherry, at : ; 5
1517 Third Avenue, '
Rock Island, 111.
What Shall We Have for Desert?
Try JELL-O. the dainty, appetizing,
economical doitsert. Can be prepared
instantly simply add boiling water anit
serve when ool. Flavored just right;. ;
sweetened Just riprlit; perfect in every
way. A 10c pjickHge makes lenoucrlt-
. u- .tit i v i i &u.tni.J- ..vit Kjui-ep
Isell it. Don't accent substitutes. JKI.I.
dessert for a large family ..All grocers.
i comPli,!r with a11 pure-food laws j T
I flavors lcTnfn.oranif. rasnhprxy, straw -
berry, chocolate, cherry, peach..
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