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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY. JHXK 18. 1907.
LOONEY, DILWQRTH AND
OTHERS CAUGHT IN NET
Majority of Suppressed
Plot to Bribe Mayor and Extort
$10,000 From Brewing
JOHN LOONEY, bribery, for at
tempting bribery of Mayor McCaskrin.
JOHN LOONEY, extortion of $10
from Nell Hill.
JOHN LOONEY, extortion of $300
from Ernest C. Heder.
JOHN LOONEY, extortion, attempt
ing to extort $100 frcm S. M. Arndt.
R. I. DAILY NEWS PRINTING &
PUBLISHING CO., JOHN LOONE
AND WILLIAM H. DILWORTH, 27
indictments for criminal libel of Charles
McHugh, Hon. T. J. Medill, James Mc
Namara and George Price.
JOHN LOONEY, WILLIAM CAT
TON AND CHARLES W. NEAL, con
spiracy to bribe Mayor McCaskrin.
JOHN LOONEY, WILLIAM CAT
TON AND CHARLES W. NEAL, con
spiracy to extort $10,000 frcm the Rock
Island Brewing company and others.
JOHN LOONEY ' AND CAM ILLE
MORTIER, conspiracy to indict Charles
WILLIAM CATTON, extort,on of $75
from Jacob Schaum.
N. MERRITT MOORE AND MIN
NIE VOLLMER, fornication.
G. FRITZ, intimidation of non-union
man employed at Williams White &
EMIL VOGT, three indictments for
selling diseased meat.
HENRY DONAHUE, assault and bat
tery. ALBERT H. GALE, burglary and lar
ceny, two indictments.
FRED RAHN, two indictments.
WILBUR L. RUTLEDGE, larceny as
AGES 2K'2 TO 10 YEARS
ALL COLORS AND PATTERNS
SINGLE PANTS TOO
Suits 50c to 3.50
Pants 25c to $1
Boys' Baseball Suits
CAP. SHIRT, PANTS
You Know Us
ALBERT IVERSON, cock fighting.
WALTER LLOYD, assault with a
WALTER LLOYD, carrying conceal
SIMON DUBINSKY, receiving stolen
property, two indictments.
It was learned Itiilny when the '"
dietnients returned by t he grand jm
in its linal report 'i'-sI Tlmrsilay vei
mailt: public, iliat the majority of th
.'l indictments reiurtieil at. thai liui
arc against John Looney, William 1
l)ii worth, and other associates o'
Looin-y, incliidiiir; Willia m Cation
There were -7 libel indictments re
tinned against the Hock Island lJ.iii
News I'rinting & I'ulilishiut; company
John Looney and Dihvorth. for tin
lihel of Charles Mclluirli. James Mr
Namai'H. I Ion. T. .1. Medill. and (leors.
I'riee. These indictments are lor ar
j tides circulated by the defendants :
ling the time of the spring cainpai:'.
and held to he libelous in their din'
4'liiirKr f llrllirry.
Ill addition to these, .John I.ooiiey h
charged with blibery and extortion
and wiilr William Cat ton and C. W
Xeal an attoiney of Davenport, is
charged with conspiring to bribe tie
mayor and to extort flo.nim from th.
Hock Island lirewing company. Tin
charge is that I.ooiiey and Catton wen:
to George McCaskrin about the time
Mct'askiin had put. the lid on an!
dosed up the saloons on Sunday, an
offered to give McCaskrin $.",.miii jr.
cash and n.iMiu shares in the New
company if the mayor would keep th--lid
on until he. Looney. could seen..
$1ii,iiimi from the llrewtng company am!
others to take it off. The othei
charge is that the three attempted to
hold up the Uivwing company for a
large sum. Xeal approaching the coir
pany on. the subject and suggesting
Tlie witnesses on these bribery and
conspiracy indictments are John Oh-
j woiler. .1. fl. Zimtner. John I Sexton.
Robert Wagnei Henry Kale, Albert
lluesing. Louis Mizer. Oito Huher.
.lames O'Connor, and George McCas
krin. The indictment for bribe y
against. Ivooiiey alone, is based on thi.
satne ini-ident. Incidentally it mig'i:
be recalled that it. was about this linn
that Ijooney was charging the Argu
with closing up the town.
Money for 1'rntectloii.
The indictments for extortion char-?,'-Loom
y with --ecu ring $4u in lour $1"
in.-iai!nients from Nell Hill, as p mic
tion tor the resort she operated on
Twenty-first, street; and $:!uu from
Kniesf C. Heder. now of Hockford
former proprietor of the ISuffalo salo .n
on Twenty-fourth street; and attempt
ing to s cure from S. M. Arndt the
fitin of $luu as protection for operat
ing slot machines in the cigar stores
owned by the latter.
Carton is charged with extorting- $75
from Jacob Schaum. the gambler, in
the way of protection money.
I.ooiiey and Camille Mortier are
charged with conspiring to secure tin
indictment of Charles McHugh tot
selling lottery tickets. Looney, it Is
claimed, furnished the money for Mor
tier to purchase tickets at. the Harper
house saloon, in order to secure evi
dence against. Mr. McHugh. who. it
was shown, did not even know that th.
lottery tickets were in the hands ol
H lie limiil !tMiilr-il.
Judge Graves fixed the bail at $."iu'i
in each of the 2? indictments lor I!
bel; $2,111x1 for the charges of conspir
iicy to extort ami to bribe; $i!.iiutt fo:
the bribeiv indictment : ITIiu e:u-li on
jthe three charges of extortion; ami
$.".im on the charge of conspiracy to :n-
j (lit t. bringing the required bail on
these indictments up to $24. lno.
j Iioiiey was placed under arrest thi
morning, and .given until tomorrow- af
ternoon to secure bail.
In No Sliriirlnr.
I The indictment of Looney and his as
.'ix'iates for assailing the character
t and misiepresi niing men and institv:
lions in Hock Island occasions no great
surprise to those acquainted wis i:
' U:mey ami his methods, and the t-hw-acter
of those whom he has repeatedly
and persistently maligned for the grat
ification of personal grudge and spleen.
Xo one has ever crossed Iooney's pad
j who has failed to become a victim o!
'his attacks. It lists been his boast, in
fact that those who offended him.
even po.it ically, lit would drive
out of town, or at hast, break dowr
their standing in ihe community.
rut 'I'ixi I'jir.
The iniblic is no doubt more or less
i aware of the persistent and outrageou:
nature of l.ooney's vicious and hit.-"
'personal attacks on The Argus, which
incurred his ill will merely oecau.se o
i response to the demands of its own
I party it waged war on him on purely
j political lines. The Union and in fact
, all other newspapers of the three cities
;have been subjected from time to tint
I to an extent at least, to the villainous
iand outrageous abuse of Looney and
his mouth piece, Dilworth. These twj
j slamlerers of men. however, transceiu'.
jed the bounds of journalistic discourse
jfunl discussion so far that no paper
i could lower the standard of its dignity
jby answering them, all resting assured
(that in due time the righteous and
.pent up wrath of the people in general
j would assert itself and those who ha ve
been the targets of the Looney-Di:-
woith venom would demand the pro
tection! of the law that is their due.
All newspapers uphold the full
est, freedom of the press, but be
lieve, too, that where men go
so far as to carry personal grudgvs
Into the columns of public print, with
the avowed purpose and determination
of wreaking a limitless and endless
vengeance on those whom they bat--,
there is only one lecoiirse, and that -n
ihe majesty of the law.
r.ntltli-il Hi . Sy mi int by.
In the predicament in which Loone
ui bis associates now find themselves,
:iiey can surely make no great appeal
to public- sympathy. Hardly a sessior
if the grand jury has passed in tli-i
last two years that Looney was not oa
i;md undertaking to indict some oi;
against whom he bad a personal or po
litic;:! grievance. He aimed at citizens
and institutions, and men in all wsilk-i
of life, his one aim being to heap dis
grace on them, and hold iliem up
public contempt and ridicule. Yet all
he while he has vainglorioiisly boasted
of being the instrument of Ihe peop! '.
of having their backing, and in fact
being not only the moral mentor of the
community, but. being the most popu
lar man in town.
Cnder these circumstances i: will In
interesting to note to what extent t'.v
leople, individually and collectively,
will rush to his rescue now when the
protection of the law has been invoked
y those who after long forbearsmc"
iave concluded that the time has ar
ived when patience ceases to be a
As lar as the indictments are con
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i t i a j .fe imm:s.
Look at tlie
Check Suitswortli $25.00
tliat we are selling for - - -
See tlie Special $8.50, $10, $12.50, $13.50 ami $15 Suits
Unequalled in Rock Island light and dark iJrays, cliecVs and
Stripes, blues and blacks. Ask to see our Special Suit for
Underwear, Shirts and Neckwear
at popular prices.
H undreds of light novelty
checks and stripes, new grays
and blues with Jacquard dots
and stripes; white plaited
Shirts; cool summer Shirts;
white, cream and chocolate
Shirts, with and without col
lars $1.50 $1.
cerned they speak for themselves.
I'hnrKfM Are S-rlmii.
Aside from the libel indictments the
serious charges are those of brib:-iv
and conspiracy, the penalty for con
spiracy being a penitentiary term or a
fine, and that for bribery a term of
from one to five years in the peniten
tiary. The penalty for extortion iL;
coiilitu ment nor to exceed six mourns
in the county jail and :i fine of not
more than $51111. 0,1 conviction of con
spiracy to bribe the court may impose
a fine of $I.immi ami a sentence of a
year in jail.
The indictments returned against
other offenders sire less sensational in
their character. Kmil Vogt. the Ho k
Island butcher, is charged with selling
meat which was diseased, and selling
immature calves. Henry Donahue was
bound over for roblx-ry, but the prose
cuting witness did not. appear against
him and he w;is held for asanlt a 1 1
battery. Albeit Iverson, a wesi end
loonkeeper. is chaiged with conducting
a cock light in his saloon.
The Magic No. 3.
Number three is a wonderful mascot
for Geo. H. Harris, of Cedar Grove,
Me., according to a letter which reads:
"After suffering much with liver and
kidney trouble, ami becoming greatly
discouraged by the failure to lind re
lief. I tried Electric Hitters, and as
result I am a well msin today. The
first bottle relieved and three bottle
completed the cure." Guaranteed best
remedy for stomach, liver sind kidn -y
I roubles, by W. T. Hartz. druggist. ::il
Twentieth street; r,o cents.
Blue Serge Suits, tlie new Stripe and
Odds and ends of Youths' Suits, aer-s 12 to IS,
worth to $10, tut to
Dalbriggan. pink, blue and
ecru... 50c, 38c 25c
French lisle, $1.50, $1 $ 75c
Sleeveless Undershirts and
knee length Drawers,
Uuion Suits, white mesh.
M mesh $2.00
Union Suits, $1.00to$3.00
25 Cents to
50 Cents to
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GOES TO THE PEN
John Henry Davy Pleads Guilty
to Forgery and Operating
IS SENTENCED BY COURT
Albert H. Gale Admits Burglary and
Larceny, and Is Sent to the
Pontiac Reform School.
.loiin Henry Davy, alias John Doyle '
plead guilty 10 two indictments for for
gery sind one for obtaining money by
means of a confidence game this morn
ing in the circuit court, and was sen
tenced to the penitentiary by Judge
Graves. Davy is the man who. afie:'
passing checks in Davenpoit, came to
this side and passed one at Jonas Hear
Co'.s store, and then attempted to
pass another sit Fred Lloyd's store.
He was caught by Mr. Lloyd, who wsis
one of his victim's in Davenixirt.
Albert Gale, a lad of against whom
sin indictment was returned by the
grand jury in its finsil report for break
ing into a shed of the Weyerhaeuser
I leu k fiiii 11 11 plant, plead guilty to bur
glary and larciny, two indictments, and
was sentenced to liie reform school.
:iii llrli-Mselit 011 Triii I.
The trisil of Desire Van Driessclie for
bmglarizing an East Motlne store, was
commenced this morning. It. S. Lied
$5 and $2.50
The new flowing end in blue,
wine, cadet, helio and white,
plain and polka dots; the new
2-mch Four-in-hand, cadet,
lavender, wine and blue w ith
HI T" 1
jlka dots; new Koman bias
plaids and checks, not
50c and 25c neckwear"
50c y 25c.
The lightest, coolest, "classiest," Split Straws,
Sennets, Milans, Jap Mackinaws and Panamas
The new Kimono Collar, Russian and Sailor stylet;
combination colors, blue, white, tan, sizes 2i up
II. II TH I TIB l x--'!
represents the defendant by appointment.
CI TV CHAT.
For creamiest ice cream.
Insure with Beecher Bro.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Straw bats at the Mill Store.
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
TIih Mill Store for lishing tackle.
For bus, baggage, express, call Kobb's.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Keiler & Co., carpet and rug cleaners.
Iate cabbsige plants. Long View Flor
Head Gustafi-on Hs-.yes' ad on psi;-e
4. It will interest you.
Excellent business men's luncheon I!.",
cents from 1 to 2 at Hotel Harms.
White slippers, hosiery, waists, long
glovts and skirts at the Mil! Stose.
Tlie best oil stove on the mark- :
at reasonable pii.-es. The Mill Store.
27, cents saved on every windo.v
screen from Mueller Lumber company.
(July two days more :u which you
can get. si skirl made free of cost sit
Skirts made free on all colored dre.;ti
goiids which sell ;tt $1 a ard or 100:
Fine cut peonies, red, white a;i I
pink at the Long View Floral rompanv,
111.", Fifteenth sireet.
Travel over the Hock Llsnid bridg
yesterday included .:!M foot. I.I""
teams ami '.Vl'l street, cais.
Wednesday night dsinrirg at I'm
i m w
JSS: i r-i- ; H v ,3:, ,ti
fm$ Him : tW
-W iiTsiste;-:.. - f. -..4.
X : x-A .-t '.. 4 -. V J
just I f'ri'Ss.4'F-W VA
I i i V -i ifS' x.
ln r 1 1. v i-louily nuil eoolcr. with Nbom--rx
tin (I firitliably t tiuiilt-r.torin thin rv
nliiKi rilncHiluy, KCiirrnlly fnir nail
J. M. Ml Kll I Kit. I.ornl Korrrntlrr.
I -inirrHlnr. at 7 . 71, nf SiStH
i. in.. !ia. l hx I in ii tia lc-ui-raiiir la Innl
liiiurx, ill); luiuiuiiiiu, US. rliM-ily of
itiuil ut 7 n. in.. St inili-M Mr lumr. Slugf
I :il-r. 7 Hi-1, u lull f I'im.I.
pert park will begin Wednesday. June
111. Good music and a fine lime as
siiied to all who attend.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair anl
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi. 7::f. Se
enteeiith street. Old pholie West .r. !
Two train loads of the Iowa Nation::!
Guard passed through here last even
ing ovu- the Hock Island on the way ij
Not folk. Va., to attend the exposition.
The Hed. White and Blue dub will
give a dsmce at Watch Tower inn Wed
liesdsiy evening, June 19. Music bv
KN-ii. iV orchestra. Tickets, f.e cents.
Dr. Woofteis corn and bunion iem
edy X.i. I ami 2. Dr. C. Carter, chirop
odist will give free demonstration
the Harper bouse pliaryiaey fiom Jinn
is 10 June 21.
The It vee at liie foot of east Seven
teenth street, presents a scene like that
ot a pleasure resort these days. Crowds
ol young hoys isscmble ilu-re. soin
swimming and others wading. The
sun's rays have been so piercing the
last few days that the water iu the
liver is sit a hike warm temperature.