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TUB ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1910.
STEVENS, STEEL COMPANY MANAGER,
MISSINGTEN MONTHS, RETURNS HOME
SToung Man, Breaking Down
Prom Strain of Responsibil
ities, Recounts Romantic
Story of Wanderings.
WORKED IN LUMBER CAMP
Laboring in Forests of West Virginia
Improves Condition and lie Com
- m imitates With Relatives
Mystery Is Cleared.
After having been a wanderer for
more than 10 months, because of a
lapse of memory, Graham C. Stevens,
former manager of the Republic Iron
& Steel company plant in Moline, has
returned to the home of his father,
Professor W. J. Stevens, principal of
. the Eugene Field school at St. Louis.
It will be remembered that after Mr.
Stevens disappeared from Moline" the
aid of the police all over the country
was enlisted In an effort to locate the
young man.y Xo trace of him could be
round, however, although many false
clews were investigated by his father
and the police.
Graham C. Stevens is a graduate of
Washington university. He was reared
in a home of refinement and was suc
cessful to a marked degree in business
affairs. He Is 23 years of age. About
three years ago he came to Moline and
entered the employ of the steel com
pany. Within two years he had been
advanced to the position of manager
and acted in that capacity for eiht
months, when he mysteriously dropped
out of sight. His parents were noti
fied and they immediately took up the
search. During Stevens' time of wan
dering, he was conscious of many
things and unconscious as to others.
The romantic story of the period in
which he was a wanderer may best be
expressed in his own words.
KrsponNihlHt ie "WetRh Heavy.
"I can Icok back now on the time I
have been away and remember almost
everything that happened. It is a pe
culiar ca.-:o of a memory that lapsed as
Im mary things but retained much that
war closely intermingled with that
w hich was jor.e.
"All the ti:::e I was away I knew my
iismo, knew that I lived In St. Louis and
had relatives, but somehow, I was hazy
as to just how everything stood. I had
risen to the position of superintendent
at the Moline mills with great rapidity
and the responsibility of the position
weighed heavily. Then there came the
strike and this increased the burden,
and I was unable to sleep at night.
"The strain increased from day to
day and, as nearly a3 memory now
serves me, I became possessed of a de-
Eire to get away from It all. Some
thing seemed spurring me on. I can
not remember how or when I left Mo
line, but I have a dim recollection of
going to Chicago.
Orts Job In A 11) any, 7f. Y.
"The next I recall I was in Albany, N.
Y. I knew I had to work to live. I
knew my name and recalled my pre
vious work. I had been employed by
the Laclede Gas company In St. Louis
after leaving school and I applied for
work in the gas offices in Albany. I
held a position there three months but
broke down again and then brought up
in West Virginia.
"There I went to work in a lumber
camp and although I had never done
any outside work I got along very
well. I was a mental and nervous
wreck when I began work, but the out
door life and the hard work in the for
ests of the mountains near Lewiston,
YV. Va., served to restore my health.
"As I grew better, I began to recall
my home and parentts, my college
days and friends I had left behind. It
all came back to me like the lost recol
lection of a dream which, when called
back by some small incident, becomes
Afraid to Write Inrnt.
"I was afraid to write home for fear
the shock might prove too much for
my parents, who, I feared, had given
me up for dead. So I wrote my broth
er, Lieutenant J. Allen Stevens, who
is at Fort Russell, Wyo. He wrote
home and told the folks I was alive
"Just as soon as I could get away I
came home. I am glad to get home.
Everything Is clear to me now, both
as to what happened before and after
my lapse of memory. I am going to
be home for a time and then expect
to again take up my work. It has been
an unfortunate experience, brought
about through my effort to take top
heavy a burden on my young shoul
ders. I shall not make the same mis
Professor Stevens and other mem
bers of the family are overjoyed upon
the return of Mr. Stevens, but the
worry of the 10 months during which
he was a wanderer told heavily upon
BAT FOR MANUSCH
Silver Prize for Champion Is
lander Hitter Goes to the
KEEFS AROUND .300 MARK
Nearest Competitor 10 Points Dis
tant Dick Makes Pine Slab
Record and Gets Rail.
You Pay for My f Tjp 1 I N
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STRAPS, NO ELASTIC BANDS, NO
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ing with worthless trusses and mail
order treatments, and De cured for life.
17 years' successful practice; 11,
000 cured patients, many In this vicin
ity. No papers to slgn.
Snpporter and appllanrn for all forme
of Abdominal and l'elvlo Commplatnta,
Elastic Hosiery, etc. Catalogues at ho
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U. H. BROWN, M. D.
Next Visit to the Rock Island
House, Rock Island, 111.,
Sept. 20, 1910.
for urwkcaneM, Up mm.
m morphine and
tber Drag Vt'mg,
the Tobacco Habit
George Manusch becomes the owner
of two nice trophies as the result of
him being the champion Islander batter
for 1910 and Pitcher Frank Dick gets,
one nice trophy for having ended the
season with the best pitching average.
George batted around the .300 mark as
well be shown when the official aver
ages come out in the course of a week
or fio and he was at least 10 or 15
points ahead of Paul Davidson, his
nearest competitor. His reward is a
silver bat donated by Fred Bleuer, the
jeweler, and a cleverly designed
watch fob donated by Matthew Duffy,
j the watch maker. The bat is of regu
lation size and shape and is very at
tractive. On it will be engraved this
inscription "Presented by Fred Bleuer
to George Manusch, champion Islander
batter, 1910. Average .300." The fob
is a combination of a pair of bats, a
ball and a glove made of gold.
DU-k Makes Hecord.
"While it has not been heralded far
and wide, it is true nevertheless that
Frank Dick made an envfable record
in the pitcher's box for the Islanaera
and it was discovered today that ho
had won the last ter. games that he
pitched which is something of a record
in itself. Frank won 16 games and lost
seven, whicn gives him the best aver
age of any of the five pitchers and
makes him the recipient of the silver
ball which was put up by Fred Eleuer.
The ball is of regulation size in every
respect and is mads of silver. It is
hollow and weighs about the same as
a leather covered ball would. An in
scription similar to that upon the sil
ver bat will be placed upon tne nail.
None of the pitchers made records
of which they need be ashamed.
Cavet won the most games, IS in num
ber, but he pitched In the most and his
average was not so high. Laijafr w-on
17 eames and Couchman and Queisser
also won more than they lost.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express. Spencer & Trefa.
LaVanway buys and sell3 every
thing. Telephone west 247.
Mound City paints may cost a
trifle more, but ! Ill & Ehleb.
Let "William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 152G-1523 Fourth ave
nue. Dr. Cora Emery Reed has moved her
office and residence to 1918-1920 Fourth
Paul & Hayward, tailors, suits and
fancy gowns, 409V& Twentieth street.
Night school at Brown's Business
College begins next Monday, Sept.
2Cth. Office open every night this
Jules Veys and Miss Josephine Von
Devoorde, both of Moline, were mar
ried Saturday evening by Justice J. H.
The Vogue hat shop, formerly
Miss Byrnes millinery, announces
its fall opening for Wednesday and
Thursday, Sept, 21 and 22.
Court of Honor No. 31 will give a
dance at K. of C. hall Thursday even
ing, Sept. 22. Admission, gents 25
cents, ladies, 15 cents. Bleuer's orchestra.
Ivory Leaf social club at the In
dustrial hall Wednesday evening,
Sept. 21. Bleuer's orchestra. Ad
mission 50 cents a couple, extra la
dies, 25 cents.
Fashion's authoritative models
for fall wear will ,be on view at the
opening of the Vogue hat shop, for
merly Miss Byrnes' millinery, Wed
nesday and Thursday, Sept. 21 and
ing friendship. The meeting was
Rupert Tobin, an Iroquois "brave,"
has the honor of bringing in the first
scalp. He secured Vernlon DeLaney,
and presented the application in
time to be number one. Before this
evening the string will no doubt be
lengthened by the addition of a
number of others, as the opening of
the junior gymnasium class this af
ternoon was expected to bring in
several new boys.
The pystem of rewards ,in thfs
contest is a new' one. Each boy who
brings in a new member is present
ed a standard book for his , private
library. The titles from which he
may choose his prize include several
of Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales,"
"Robinson Crusoe," "Hans Brinker,"
"Tom Brown's Schooldays," "Black
Rock," "Uncle Tom's Cabin." and
other excellent books-for boys.
A novel plan for scoring points
for the sides has been devised. It
consists of a bulletin board bearing
Indian pictures representing the
two tribes, with a belt attached to
each one to which the scalps will be
fixed. WThen a new boy Js brought
in, his "scalp" will at once be put
on the "string" of his chief. Fifty
new members are to be brought in
by this plan, and then the boys' de
partment will be full.
The junior gymnasium class
starts this afternoon, for boys 10 to
12 years old. and the intermediates
boys 12 to 15, will begin Tuesday
afternoon after school. The reno
vated building was thrown open to
day and has been visited by many of
the friends and members, who have
expressed their pleasure at the
changes and improvements which
have been made during the past
Today in tne Markets
Chicago, Sept. 19. Following are the
quotations on the market today:
September, 96, 96. 96, 96.
December, 100. 100, 99, 100.
May, 106.4, 106. 105, 105.
September, 54, 55Vs. 54, 55.
December, 51, 534, 52; 53.
May, 56, 56, 55. 56'4.
September, 344, 344, 34 34.
December, 35, 35, 35, 35.
May, 3S, 3S, 38, 38.
September, 20.000. 20.00, 19.92, 200.0.
October, 19.65, 19.75, 19.65, 19.72.
January, 18.25. 18.40, 18.32. 18.32.
September. , 12.42. 12.17, 12.30.
October, 12.20, 12.32. 12.17, 12".30.
January, 10.60, 10.67, 10.60, 10.67.
September, 11.S0, 11.85, 11.60. 11.80.
October. 11.30, 11.42. 11.20, 11.35.
Receipts today Wheat 68, corn 429,
oats 134. hogs 20,000, cattle 28,000,
Sheep market opened steady.
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over 5,202. Good heavy 8.359.55
mixed 8.558.70, rough heavy 8.35
8.60, light 9.359.S0.
Cattle market opened Bteady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Hog market closed weak, 5c to 10c
lower. Light 9.30 9.75, mixed 8.45
9.C5, heavy 8.309.50, rough 8.30
8.55. bulk 8.659.10.
Cattle and Sheep weak.
Northwestern receipts Minneapolis,
today 805, last week 745, last year
885; Duluth, today 155, last week 159,
last year 143; Chicago, today 63, last
week 90, last year 31.
New York Stocks.
New York, Sept. 19. Following are
quotations on the stock market today;
Union Pacific 164
U. S. Steel preferred 115
U. S. Steel common 68
Rock Island preferred 64
Rock Island common 30
Southern Pacific 113
N Y. Central 112
Missouri Pacific 52
Great Northern 123
Northern Pacific 113
Chesapeake & Ohio 74
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 74
Baltimore & Ohio 104
St. Paul 120
AT THEY. M. C. A.
Today the Indians, otherwise
known as the Y. M. C. A. boys, start
out on the warpath after "scalps."
At the B. G. M. yesterday, there was
a great deal of interest manifested in
the contest and many of the boys
announced that they had new mem
bers already lined up. Secretary
Smedley gave the address to the B.
G. M., taking for his subject the
story of "Hobab," an old testament
character, and speaking on the use
of helpfulness as a means to gain-
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Llvs
Stock. Feed and Fuel.
Sept. 19. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Live Poultry Old hens, 12 c to
15c; springs, 20c to 22c per pound. .
Fresh Eggs 23c.
Potatoes $1 to $1.10.
Lard 13c to 14c.
Butter Dairy, 28c; creamery, 32c.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 68c to 70c; oats, 32c to
34c; wheat, 85c. barley, 60c.
Forage Timothy hay, $14 to 15;
Forage Timothy hay, .$14 to $16;
wild hay, $13; straw, $6.50.
Wood $4.50 per load.
Coal Lump, per busnel, 15c; slack.
Sales on Market square In last 24
hours up to noon today:
Oats Two loads at 33c and 34c.
Corn Four loads at 6Sc and 70c.
Hay Two loads at $16.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy is today the best
known medicine in . use for the relief
and cure of bowel complaints. It cures
griping, diarrhoea, dysentery, and
should be taken at the first unnatural
looseness of the bowels. It is equally
valuable for children and adults,
always cures. Sold by all druggists.
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