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late one night. Lawrence Water
bury and Payne Whitney are said
to have been among the number
there. One of the men lost that
evening nearly $80,000. That loss
has been credited to young Van
Do the men who frequent thesr
places get a square deal? -Those
oh the inside say they do not, that
there is -not a single gambling
den in New York where things
are played straight. Where faro
is played, and most of the big
houses play faro and roulette
only, there are generally a couple
of brace faro dealers, men so
adept in their line that they can
fool the shrewdest of professional
gamblers and men who do no
wKrk. for $'10 or $20 a night, but
demand and receiv.e 55 per cent
of their victims' losses, the house
being content with but 45 per
This percentage irf itself shows
what chance the player "has of
.winning. .Practically every gam-'
bling house has these "steere.rs,"
and if games were, run honestly
no gambling house could exjst
and pay its steerers 55 per cent of
the winnings. In "honestly dealt"
faro the percentage is only abouS
3 per cent in favor of the house,
and on roulette but between 6 and
7 per cent.
"WANTED" MAN CAUGHT
A man known as Harry Brown,
lleged by "the police to have sev
eral aliases, was arrested, today
tfter a desperate chase through
Jowntoyn streets. He is being
held on a charge of forgery, his
spoils said to be $11,000.
It is' alleged that ail of .the
checks were drawn against the
account of Mrs. Ella Wilson,
widow of E. Crane Wilson, who
owned furnishing stores in sev-t
eral cities of this country and Eu
rope. Mrs. Wilson is traveling in
Brown was arrested by 'private
detectives in the Chamber of
Commerce building. He broke
away and was pursued and
caught by mounted patrolmen.
"I call 'em the cutlery family."
"Well, the daughter spoons,
the father forks out the money,
and the mother knives the other
WHAT HAPPENED IN CHICAGO
State Progressive convention
to nominate state- ticket and. na
tional delegates was called to or
der by tMedijl McCormick at
' Immediately after prayer, flags
in the fear of the hall were drawn
back and an electrically lighted
portrait of Roosevelt disclosed.
Delegates"shouted their enthus
iasm wildly for 10 minutes.
Charles E. Merriam was intro
duced as temporary chairman,
and made keynote speech.
Merriam said that the object of
the third party was to give back
to the people the government that
had been stolen from thenfby the
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