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"What's the Score?" Now Heard in Many Languages
Farmer Girl, Seduced by City
Chap, Begins Relentless
Search for Deceiver.
GROSSMAN LEADS OTHERS FOLLOW
SEEKS AID IN ROCK ISLAND
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY l,f1913.
I IU" I
IVan in Case Headed for Chieagc
Love Victim la Spurned by Her
Seduced by a man who betrayed
hr, cant her aside and left for parts
unknown, and spurned by her own i
family becau.se of her disgrace, 18-year- ,
old Buelah Antele, of Kellogg, Iowa,
last night arrived ia Rock Island on
the first lap of what may prove an
ocean to ocean Journey In an effort to
run to earth the man who lured her
from the paths of rectitude. The girl
bought a ticket to Rock Island, which
as as far as her money would take
her, and last night sought the aid of
the. local police force in an effort to
Recure funds to continue her pursuit!
Pollc Matron Schroeder referred the
young woman to the Davenport autho
rities. Lloyd Wells, aged IS, the man
in the case, is believed to be. headed
for fhicairo. l,ast nieht the girl ve
hemently said: "I will never rest un
til I find that man if I have to follow
him to the end of the earth."
TIRKD OF FARM.
The girl's parents reside on a farm
near Kellogg. Weary of the drudgery
on the. farm, Buelah came to Kellogg
w here the obtained a position as cham
bermaid in a hotel. There she met a
oung telegraph operator, employed
by the Rock Island road, and the early
friendship soon ripened Into open
declarations of love. Wells promised
tn marry th girl Some time later the
girl returned to her home, where af
ter a stormy scene, the parents cast
her out and warned her never to dark
en their door again. Then it was that
the glrl decided to follow her lover,
ho had departed in the meantime.
She got as far as Iowa City where
Ktie swore nut a warrant for the man's
arrest. We!N was arretted in Daven
port and tuk'-n back to Iowa City.
There the night of her lover behind
tlie liars softened the girl's heart, and
Mie anked far his rele-at.e. after he had
promised to marry her Immediately.
When the couple visited the county
ierk'K Office. Weils gave his age us
lit and I he license v;:s according. y re
fused. The man secured a room at a
hotel for his sweetheart and comfort
ed her with promises of marriage af
ter he hud secured money from his
licine In Kentucky. That very night.
W IK boarded a tram for Chi'-ago.
II Ml MONKV.
The girl immediately followed, hav
ing secured information as to the des
' motion f .r which he was bound. Sh
arrived in Koi k Maud last nn-bt with
but a siiiile dollar, which bad been
given, her b.. th" conductor on the
train. She Is determined to find Wells
at'd hopes to solicit aid along her
unite, in order to accomplish her aim.
Need Not F.le Petitions.
( ai.ii .ii.it s for town office are not
bound to submit their names for nomi
nation at the primary which is sched
uled tn occur Kelt. LTi. it was learned
tocav. i'or home wars past, it has
iit-nully ) a the practice of. at .east
or tlie o'iicr of the great political
I s U.caiiy to have their candi
oa'. s 'lected at a voluntary primary
n connection with the regular pri
c.!iy. hut there is nothing binding
about Mi' h r.c'iou. The staHi'e cou
te:n;ili.tes select ion of candidates by
tlie old caucus plan. In view of this,
only audidates for police magistrate
in il flb petitions to get on the bal'of.
i he law is very tat: no on tlie subject
f police mag'stri.te. but it has been
clecidid lot ally that the offue is elec-
' ' '
It begins to look as If corner lots
all over the globe will be given over
to "numbers" or "one-old-cat," or
whatever you called it when you were
a kid. Baseball, our national pas
time, is fast becoming the national
pastime of many another cation. The
Cubans have been the first to take
to the hall and bat and now France
is getting interested. The Japs have
already shown quite a little agility at
chasing flies and China Is bow laying
out grandstands and diamonds. At
the very latest reports the Austral
ians are evidencing an Interest and it
would seem that it is only a matter
of a short, while before all the rest of
the powers fall la line and hare a
good excuse for coming home late to
supper. "What's the tcore?" and
"Who pitched?" will be heard in ev
The Cubans have deserted their be
loved cock-fights for the diamond pas
time. It used to be In Cuba that Sun
day afternoon all the men-folks went
down to the cock-fights and spent all
their week's wages betting on the lit-
tla roosters. Now all has changed and
' instead of cock fights they go to the
hall game. And we're inclined t,o the
i belief that it will be for the better
'ment of their immortal souls. Going
!to a hall game even on a Sabbath
) Is better than making poor little roos
ters fight, to death, say we. "
When our little cousins in foreign
lands become quite adept at tossing
the pill a score card will look like a
college exam, in languages. The scout
for the Chicago Cubs will dig up a
phenom of an infielder playing In the
Balkan States league and the Cubs
will sign him offering a couple of
worn-out pitchers in the trade. We'll
have an Eskimo on third and a South
Sea islander covering first. What "with
'all the trading and signing and varl
lous deals that are pulled in baseball,
a ball team will be nothing if not cos
And to qualify as an umpire !
You'd have to know 600 languages.
tive and that petitions are to be filed
with the city clerk.
AND CASE ENDED
Suit of Morton L. Marks Com
pany Against Farmers Has
TO THE HOSPITAL
Al Ackerman in Serious Condi
tion From What Is Believed
a Case of Drugging.
The suit of the Morton L. Marks
j company of Davenport against the
stockholders of the defunct Farmers'
Store company of Reynolds came to
j a.i abrupt ending yes'erday afternoon
' when on motion of the defendants the
(court instructed the jury to bring in a
I verdict finding the issues for the de
Ifcndants and assessing the costs in
! the case to the plaintiffs. It is imder
' stood that a settlement between the
, stockholders and the plaintiff corpo
ration was effected out of court though
how much was paid on the claim of
I $00 for which the suit, was brought
has uot In en made public.
: A second action against the s'ock
' holders by the Davenport wholesale
grocers was dismissed ou motion of
: the plaintiffs, supposedly for reasons
similar to those in the i as at bar. A
juiy had been listening to evidence
, in the case for over a week. The de
fense of the stockholders was that
they could not be sued as partners.
; All or nearly all of them are prosper
ous farmers living tu the vicinity of
Chicken lunch at Deisenroth' saloon,
Saturday night, 1501 Fourth avenue.
i All 'he news all the time The
Al Ackerman, welterweight wrestler,
who was defeated in a match at the
roller rink Thursday night, was tatccin
to St. Anthony's hospital today in a
serious condition supposedly as the
rtsult of having been drugged before
tlie match, to bring about his defeat.
Tlie majority of those who witnessed
the bout believed that Ackerman, who
is considerable of a favorite here, was
intoxicated and his defeat was attribut
ed to that fact, though it was admitted
that in Ed Shelp of Flint, Mich., he
hail struck a tartar.
The promoters believed Ackerman
was intoxicated and were very much
chagrined over his showing. When,
however, he failed to get over the sup
posed "jag," suspicion that something
other than alcohol was to blame for
his condition arose and a physician
was finally called in late last night. He
found that Ackerman had no memory
of what transpired Thursday night and
that as a matter of fact he was de
lirious touch of the time. A confer
ence with his opponent Ed Shelp, re
vealed the fact that Ackerman hnd
no odor of intoxicants about him dur
ing the bout and that his eyes appear
ed strangely dilated. Then others who
w re at the mat side began recalling
that Ackerman had acted queerly and
the belief t;rew that he had been drug
ged. The wrestler's condition grew worse
ail last night and this morning and at
noon the physician ordered him to the
he; pit al.
The matter has been placed in the
hands of the Rock Inland police and
efforts are being made to determine
whether or not the wrestler was drug
ged. To clear Ackerman of the taint
brought upon him by the supposition
that he was intoxicated Thursday
night, his manager has made the fol
lowing arrangement with the J. D. &
M. Athletic club. The same show that
wa3 given Thursday is to be put on
again, that is all the wrestlers will
appear in their respective bouts ex
crpt Kelley who was injured, and the
public will be admitted free of charge.
Shelp has agreed to return for a stated
! sum and the expenses for the entire
i affair are to he borne by Ackerman.
No date for the free show has been
i set, however, and cannot be fixed until
! the nature of Ackerman's illness is de
BACK TO DUBUQUE
Charles McLaTn, who for six months
p. st lias been editor of the Bulletin
issued by the Modern Woodmen in
j coi nection with the controversy over
t.e proposed raise in rates, has re
j signed his position and returned to his
; heme in Dubuque. He has made no
; decision as Id his plans for the future
and has rejected an opportunity to be
; come secretary of the Dubuque Com
meicial club. During his stay here he
j made many friends who regret his hav
ing left Rock Island.
'I he Bulletin has been discontinued
! by the Woodmen as the abandonig of
1 th? plan to enforce the new rates has
i rendered it unnecessary at this time.
Custom has, in an old fashioned way, said that when new garments arrive, they
should be shelved until the season's beginning.
We will not follow that method, for we mark all our garments lower, so far as
we are able to learn, than any similar garments in the tri-cities, therefore it is im
perative that we turn our stock quickly and rely upon greater sales for our profits.
With this brief explanation we announce that on Monday we will display
Early Spring Styles in
Dresses, Millinery, Waists,
Authentic style creations for early spring wear
dainty boxes ready for you Monday.
-fresh and new right from their
Beautiful Dresses of henrietta, cloth with chiffon bodice and sleeves. Dresses with soft satin
and skirt trimmings in all new shades. Including
brown, old blue, gray, violet, navy and black.
Street dresses of eponge! semi-tailored, plain and
draped skirts and flat collars of silk. On display
Millinery The popularity of these artistic Hats is
assured for they are established in favor in eastern
cities. Smartly dressed women at the New York
Auto show chose these ttyles in many instances for
early spring wear. Beautiful flowered Hats in some
strikingly chic modes in semi-tailored and street
.styles. On display Monday.
Waist Voiles, lingeries and messalines, in new
and distinctive styles. A wide variety from which
to choose and all good.
SPECIAL Middy Blouses
Ahout 100 dozen fresh, spic and span
Middy Blouses In all-white and combinations of blue
or red, with such sleeve emblems ps the American
Eagle, Tennis, Golf and U. S. Navy. All siies from
14 to 22 and at a price which will call for Instant
The Store With a Conscience
414 15th St. In the Heart of Moline. Moline, III.
Cars Are Stalled for an Hour
Last Night Passengers
The carpenters of the tri-cities have
completed arrangements for a dance
vhich will be given on the evening of
Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Rock Island
Industrial hall. A good musical pro
gif.m will be furnished by Murphy's
All street car traffic In Rock Island
was brought to an abrupt standstill for
a period of about an hour last night,
when a trolley wire snapped at the
corner of Seventeenth street and Sec
ond avenue about 3:45. A few mo
ments after the break occurred a long
line of cars was formed on both sides
of the damaged wire, and the service
was suspended, pending th: arrival of
the repair crew.
The wire came down with a deafen
ing crash, and the broken end hissed
to a.id fro on the asphalt, emitting a
stream of fire. The police stationed
themselves near the danger zozne and
warned pedestrians from approaching.
The power was shut off while tho
wrecking crew was at work, and cars
were stalled all along the line. Belated
passengers, after waitin-' in vain for
'flip rm.-i vevn nrea tit reumo activities.
deserted their warm quarters, and
braving the icy blasts, began their
homeward journey on foot. Others, af
ter shivering on street corners for over
half an hour, waiting for a car to come,
f.ually were forced to face a wind
which smacked of rero. The break
was repaired shortly after 10: 43 and
the fservice resumed.
The caseB of Charles Jarrard of Ox
ford Junction, Iowa, charged with pass
ing forged checks, and Charles Luud
grcn, held on a disorderly conduct
charge, were this morning continued
until Feb. 8.
County Court Venire.
Following is the venire of jurors
drawn for the February term of the
county court, who will report on the
morning of Feb. 5 at 10 o'clock:
Coe Daniel Larson.
Canoe Creek Charles Semken.
South Moline Charles Stark.
Coal Valley A. L,. Blaser.
Edgington Manyerd McDonald and
I Buffalo I'tiirie Willard Elliott,
j Drury Robert Workman.
Moline II. V. Anderson. S. I'. Eck-
berg. Will Edwards, William Giles, J.
A. Ilokinson, Ed Holmquist, J. A.
Keefe, Claude Mahoney, C. E. Alaurer,
' M. Nelson, L. A. Paradise, Herman
Hcnge, F. W. Ratfk, Emil Shalletie, 11.
IT. Schumacker, Charles Stein. D. A.
j Weatherhead and A. L. Warner.
I Rock Island George Ague. Mat
j r.uncher. J. J. Glass, C. R. Greer, D. R.
j Larson, William McKibben, Shelby Mc-
Coy, Thomas McCan. E. J. Meek. G.
' Nordgren, F. II. Negus, Robert J. Bor-
ter, O. E. Sipple, Henry Voege.
BUTTER AND EGGS
SCARCE ON MARKET
Butter and eggs will soar in price on
' the local market if the cold spell con
j tmues several days more. A state
' mont to this effect was made by a lo
I cal grocer this morning. 1'Ste butter
and egg supply ou the local market
' haii been getting short during the past
several days owing to the fact that
I tho farmers have not been able to Set
in town on account of the bad roads. If
I the roads do not thaw out within the
' next few days allowing fanners to get
in town the buttter and egg supply on.
j the local market will be very short
! and prices will take a trend upward.
COMPANY BUYS N. F.
PETERSON SHOE STORE
The Briester-Mickey Shoe company
located in the Harper House block,
has purchased the entire shoe stock of 1
N. F. Peterson, 1232 Thirtieth street.
The price they paid is not known. It
is thought that they will remain at'
the N. F. Peterson store at least a
inon'h to close out the stock. They
are undecided whether they will con
tinue a shoe store at that location or
Mr. Peterson, who has conducted a
shoe store there for 15 years, is retlr
ing from the shoe business on account
1 of his health. (Adv.)
EY ELSIE ENDICOTT. (
TON RANKIN had
arrived at yean of
having selected auy
I'n was fairly' well
off and there was no
tr-- need to hurry.
L.aKiJuJ fometlrnps thought of
becoming a doctor,
but wni discouraged vhen h real
lifd that he might be ral'.ed out of
led t 1 o do k in the morning to
kjw off some man's leg. ,
The legal profession, mingled more'
or 1kk with rral estate, insurance,
politic, promotion trusteeship re
ceivership and advising corporations
how to break the law, offered certain
sttracilous. but Mr. Rankin had seen
lawyers perspire when addressing a
Jury, and he did hate to peraplre.
There was painting, but landscape
artist, as he had been reliably in
formed, had to keep the books fori
w-ime prrootry at eight to ke out an '
If Mr. Rankin should turn to
f ulpture there were the clay and the :
ox.f dust to coil bis cuffs, and oven
If he brought out a statue of Co
lumbus the daily papers might call
It t'upt. Kidd.
It took Mr. Rankin a long, long,
time to make up his mind, and tbe.nl
the division wa the result of accj-,
u i.t. He dropped in ou an assein- j
I. nue one day that had gathered to!
1 .i!:or a ;oui.c liierarv man, ar.ii
beard the adulations bestowed he,
whispered to himself:
"By George, but I've struck It!
Nice easy work and nothing driving1
about it. All you've pot to do la to
It down in jour library and think.;
and then write what jou've beenv
thinking about.'' i
Mr. Rankin walked right out of
that place and bought hlra the neces- i
fcary tools to begin ar.d complete a'
story that should be a wonder. He
did not make the error that so many;
amateur writers make, of going to ;
or writing to successful authors and
asking them how they did it. He
didn't care a red sent how they got
their plot or worked up their situa
tions. His story would be his own i
in every particular. '
And another thing worth record-1
ing in Mr. Rankin's favor lg the fact !
that after he had got his plot, laid
his situations, named the day and
hour, and had bis hero In hiding be
hind a brick pile, he didn't take the
two pages of manuscript to this one
and that one, and ask them how they
thought the story would work out.
No. sir. and no. ma'am! Mr. Ran
kin didn't care a peanut for the opin
ions of others on that particular line
of work. Had he been going to open
a sands-or.e quarry for the produc
tion and sale of grindstones, it would
have been different, but in this he
was right at home. He felt It from
the very first line he wrote.
It was to be a serial for a maga
sine When finished, after seven
long weeks of work which of itself
was a great surprise to his friends
the sto:v lau.c to an end. ard the
juttor rtad 1; over w:th glowing
self-satisfaction. Then it was sent
off to the magazine he had selected,
and Mr. Rankin and divers other
persons held their breath and walked
around on tiptoe?.
Mr. Rankin figured that it would
be at lea-t a month before his check
came ar.d the date of the beginning
of the serial wou'd be announced. He
was out in his figuring. No one can
ever get a close line on those maga
zine editors. That's why authors
continue to revel in poverty.
On the fifth day the story was re
turned with the usual printed pre
scription. An author who has never
received one of these printed slips
should be told that they tre a half
sheet of fairly good linen paper, on
which is printed in fairly good Eng
lish the announcement that after
having re-d every last word of the
story the writer was so kind and
considerate and everlasting obliging
to forward to that publication in
stead of tre Congressional Record
after it had been perused by tie
stenographer, ail the typigts, the
cashier, the bookkeeper and the of
fice boy after having been submit
ted to the X-ray and a chemical
analysis. that editor is convinced
that it is one cf the great stories of
the century, but as his two children
are down with the measles he must
decline with thanks.
Mr. Rankin read this prescription
with amazement. Then he read It
with anger. The third time he read
it he used cuss-words for punctua
tion marks and then stood up to say:
"The ignoramus! Why. that edi
tor docrn't fer.ow -r ueli to edit a
sandplie and I'll -ri:e aid tell h.ux
declined because of its length.
Mr. Rankin carried out his threat. ' Mr. Rankin pointed out that the
He had an epistle in the mail-box j magazine had printed four longer'
! within the hour that was warranted i ones within the year. ;
to make the editorial hair curl and' J. A. Bennett wrote that the sit-i
; kink. The policy of the magazine I nations were overdrawn and inipos-j
MR. RANKIN WROTE "MR. BENNETT" WHAT HE THOUGHT OF
THE TREATMENT. ,
editor is never to strike back nor aible.
make rrsonal explanations. When
h has handed a manuscript to the
office boy to be returned to the au
thor that is the end of the affair, ex
cept In rare instances. This was a
rsre in.-tance. .1 A. Bennett wrote
Mr. Rankin pointed out the fact
that he had his heroine (limbing an
iceberg as she sat in the saddle of j
her broncho, and that the teat was
neither unnatural nor Impossible.
The women of the Far West were
.Lck iLit the manuscript had been 1 performing the feat every day.
J. A, Bennett wrote that a great
deal of profanity had been intro
duced into the conversations, and ev
ery reader must be more or h.-:s
Bhofked. He even had his heroine
exclaim: "Damn It!"
Mr. Rankin replied that this was
the age of profanity. The trusts bad
set everybody to swearing, and pio
fanity was on the increase, and tlie
only recourse the public had. As for
his heroine, she was a strong charac
ter to begin with, and in thi second
place she had found herself lot on
the plains just as night and a bliz
zard and a band of hostile Indiana
were approaching. Under those cir
cumstances should a heroine ex
claim: 'O, fudge!"'
J. A. Bennett said that so many
grammatical errors were found in
the story that it would have to be
Mr." Rankin replied hat he was a
graduate of Yale, and that if he
couldn't demonstrate in public or
private that he knew morf; about
grammar in a minute than J. A. B.
dfd in a week be would eat his bat.
J. A. B. then pointed out that the
discussion was closed.
Mr. Rankin replied hat the othr
had lest look for a job of sawing
wood, and that if he ever ran across
him he would take great pleasure in
punching his head.
A week later J. A. Bennett went
to the country on a fortnight's vaca
tion, Mr. Rankin was only a day lat
er In sarting. Fate planned that
they should both select the same ho
tel. Fate planned that on the third
day after Mr. Rankin's arrival '..
should go canoing on the river. lie
knew his craft and was safe. Some
one else went canoeing at the sainn
tirio; that didn't understand the fads
and fancies of that make of craft.
It was a young woman, aa she
had only reached the deepest spot for
a mill) up and down when over went
the canoe. Mr. Rankin heard her
s reams and arrived at the spot in
prompt time. She was resting on
tho bottom, but he dove and found
her. and she was carried to the hotel
to be revived. Some one told him
that It was a Miss Ile.nnett. and
that's all he knew about her till the
next day, when she sent for him to
express her gratitude.
Miss Bennett wa9 a little draggy
yet, but able to praise Mr. Rankin
as a great hero. She surely owed her
life to him. and she couldn't find
words to tell her feelings.
"And by the way," she smiled,
"are you any relation to Mr. Charles
"Why, I am he!"
A terrible pause ensued, and then
"Can you be related to J. A. Ben
nett?" "Why. I am she;"
At Itast half the magazines have
women to read and pass on contribu
tions, and they always sign their
names so as to mislead as to sex.
Did Mr. Rankin punh J. A. B.'s
head? O. no. He began to admire
instead, and in three days be knew
that he was in love. He had saved
her life. Why shouldn't he admire
and love in turn? fiho won't be a
story read'T much longer, and he h"
already decided that as a story writ
cr Le U not a suctt-is.