The City Marshal made an attempt yesterday to arrest a notorious character named Bob Knowlton, who hid himself in a house on Division street. Being advised however of the Marshal’s intended raid, Knowlton took to his heels and went in the direction taken by his compeer, Pete Mower, a few weeks since. The Marshal could not overtake him, and he made good his escape. It will be much better for him to remain at a distance, if he does not desire a glimpse of daylight through the bars of the Gridiron on the North Hill.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, June 7, 1862, p. 2