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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 2. 1908.
last few months. He says he is hunt
ing for Hayes and Cully Flannigan,
but that they have left town. He be
lieves, however, that they will be ap-
1 prehended. "It isn't likely that I will
J. B. ZIMMER DEAD
Sheriff Kittilsen Gets Busy with have charge of the cases, not that, thelTailor Long in Business in This
Ssarch Warrants for Gam
DESERTED DEN IS RAIDED
local officers will handle them;" he
said, "the matter will be in 'charge of
outside officers. William Pinkerton
knows all about it," he added.
"Those people have been on the
square with Rock Island people,' but
have been engaged in a wholesale
tleccing of people from other places.
the sheriff explained. "Their crooked
tables and devices were not brought
into use in I took Island, and they are
well thought of here, as quiet fellows.
But there are hundreds of sporting
Hardly was the ink dry on Saturday men the country over who want to get
evening's Argus, telling of the condi-. them."
tiona which have prevailed from time
City Passes Away After Brief
Illness at Home.
HAD BEEN BEDFAST 2 WEEK
Follows Up the Good Work of Sheriff
Heidcr and Is Well Rewarded
Native of Germ-any Where He Learned
His Trade Over 50 Years Ago,
Before Coming Here.
to tinje in Rock Island for several
years, involving gambling, fake sport
ing events, etc., before Sheriff Kittil
sen was engaged in confiscat
ing a quantity of gambling
apparatus in rooms on the
second floor of the east side of Twen
tieth street between Third and Fourth
avenues, at number 303, and at the
apartments of William Hayes, in the
Industrial Home building, Third ave
nue and Twenty-first street.
The sheriff had prior to the raid,
which was started late in the
afternoon appeared before Jus
tice P. H. Wells and swore
out a search warrant compiaiat
for a writ to search the two places for
gaming devices. The writs were is
sued, an f the sheriff, accompanied by
Deputies O. L. Bruner, George Siemon,
and F. H. Kracke, and by Charles He
big, the locksmith, and the latter's
son, went to the apartments named.
( j . Conflnvatea Stuff.
The sheriff found no one in the
rooms on Twentieth street, and discov
ered comparatively little stuff there,
and the room indicated that operations
had ended. Two telephone instruments , exhibition publicly, and the attach
had been disconnected, and there were ' nien,s n' which the operator controls
other wires whicn it is supposed had , tne mechanism be publicly demon-
An InlcrrMlInu Kxhllilt.
Sheriff Kittilsen placed the larger
pieces of the outfit on exhibition m
one of the rooms of his office in the
court house, and a large 'number of
people examined them with interest
today. The exhibit is of more than
ordinary interest because several of
the devises are equipped with me
chanical attachmtnts to control them.
without ihe Knowledge ot the man
who plays the gemot- .The roulette
wheel has a cleverly concealed spring
needle to control the fall of the ball,
and two of the faro dealing banks have
secret attachments. The smaller and
more intricate pieces tho sheriff has
locked up, fearing he says, that they
may be stolen from him, or that others
may be substituted for the "crooked"
apparatus he secured. Devices for
trimming cards, and for "fixing" dice
are included in the collection. Al;
though elaborately equipped with at
tachments, the tables are not as fine.
considered a-s furniture, as those taken
by Sheriff Holder in the last big raid.
It has been suggested that as an ob
ject lesson to the youths of the city.
me lauies aim devices be placed on
been connected with a ticker. A rou
lette wheel and a few other articles
were taken. At the Hayes apartments
the bulk of the confiscated stuff was
found, where it had been stored since
th"e activity of the police in the last
year made it unprofitable to operate in
the city. Faro dealing boards and
banks, of various sorts, dice, poker
chips, and other devices were caited
away by the sheriff and his aids.
It II In rir I5ail.
The raid of Saturday is the first
Sheriff Kittilsen has made since en
tering uponMiis duties, and is the first
made by means of a search warrant
hove. In fact, the present sheriff has
in the past said he. would not conduct
a raid for tho state's attorney, holding
that this was in the province of the
police, with which he would not inter
fere. Asked about the matter thfei
morning, Mr. Kittilsen stated that he
has never felt responsible for the af
fairs of the city of Rock Island, as fte
was elected as sheriff and nor as may
or, but that of late the pressure has
become so strong that he was com
pelled to act.
Kvcrjllilnn to C.o,
The sheriff this morning said: "I
have hardly started yet. I have a
number of search warrants, and mean
to procure others, and I propose to
confiscate every bit of gambling appar
atus in Rock Island. Every wheel.
faro bank, card table, deck of cards,
set of dice everything I can find that
is used in gambling anywhere, wheth
er in gambling room, pool rooms, cigar
stores, or in a church it will all be
He repeated his claim that he does
not propose to interfere with the city
of Rock Island, but claimed that strong
pressure had bc.cn brought, and he had
boon compelled to act. He hinted at
backing by some organization, which
he Kays has been quietly organized,
and has money to be used in prose
cuting crooks here. "I am not after
the gamblers," he said, and added, "if
I wanted to run them out I could have
done so long ago."
(inoilman Visit 'auir.
"It all started with the visit of Ed
ward Goodman of Chicago," he said.
Ho declared that this search warrant
raid was not the main move resulting
"from Goodman's complaint of being
fleeced here, but that it was inciden
tal. The sheriff says he has learned
that , several men have been trimmed
for an aggregate of over $52,000 in the
strated and explained. It is possible
that the sheriff will arrange to so ex
hibit the collection he has secured
The collection goes to show how easilv
the man who goes against the gam
bling game is "rolled."
Iteenlla Former Itnld.
This is the fiiEt big lot of gambling
( . ...1 ..! . U : 3 .
jo.iiii luuiiaian-y oillie lilt; 1U1U
by sheriff Holder a couple of years
ago at the request of State's Attorney
facott, on gambling rooms over 1815
Second avenue. At that time the op
crators, who had just landed and had
established elaborate quarters, were
caught with the goods, and were fined,
and as fine an outfit as could be con
ceived was taken by the authorities.
There have been .two smaller raids
since, the state's attorney acting witu
the assistance of the constables on
one occasion because he was unable to
secure the assistance of Sheriff Kittil-
The rooms on Twentieth street, the
sheriff states, were opened up about a
month ago. The confiscated stuff was
worth several thousand dollars, but
the more costly apparatus was taken
from the home of Mr. Hayes.
YV hile the Saturday raid, which
should have a wholesome moral effect
on the community, is probably the out
growth of the disclosures attendin
the working of the double cpss when
Goodman was victimized, the special
deputies, who as heretofore related
have been working up the rascals who
fleeced Goodman, were not in on tho
raid. Their task is evidently one re
quiring a different line of talent.
The raid of Saturday is valuable in
uisciosing wnat nas been going on
here, as weil as the nature of the op
erations that have been carried on
from Rock Island, but it is hardly as
fruitful in immediate results as the
one alluded to wherein Sheriff Ilcider,
acting upon advice-from State's Attor
ney Scott, pulled newly furnished
and somewhat elaborately appointed
apartments on the north side of Sec
John B. Zimmer, for many years one
ot Rock Island's foremost tailors,
passed away yesterday afternoon at 5
o'clock at his home, 1710 Fifth avenue,
after a short illness with stomach
trouble. Tho end came in quiet and
peaceful sleep. Two hours before his
death he talked and laughed with the
members of his family, after which
he fell asloep 'and life passed. He had
en bedfast two weeks.
Mr. Zimmer was a native of Ger
many, having been bom in Grefern,
Baden, in that country, April 7. 1S44.
He came to this country in the late
fiO's and lived for a year or two in St.
Louis, from, where he went to Carrol
town, Mo. He cam to Moline in the
early 70's and in 1873 took up his
residence and opened a tailoring busi
ness in Rock Island.
Over Fifty Year a Tailor.
Mr. Zimmer early learned the trade
of a tailor and two years ago cele
brated his 50th anniversary in the
business. He began the work in Ger
many and followed it continually since
taking it up as a trade. Mr. Zimmer
was marrlud Aug. 1, 1S73, at Carrol
town, .Mrs. Zimmer having been Miss
The surviving relatives are thewife,
four daughters, Mrs. E. F. Dorn, Mrs.
William J. Ebeling, both of this city;
Miss Pauline E. at home, and Miss
Genevieve Zimmer at Belvidere, 111..
and three sons, Albert J., Milton and
Raymond at home.
The funeral will be hold at 9 o'clock
Wednesday morning from St. Mary's
church, where Father Adolph Geyer will
conduct services. Mr. Zimmer was a
member of the local lodge of Elks and
the order will conduct the services at
the grave, burial to take place in St
Mr. Zimmer's death, follows closely
upon the death of his son, J. B. Zim
mer, Jr., who was accidentally killed
by the discharge of a shotgun' last
Thanksgiving while, at the home of a
friend neas Buffalo, Iowa. - The father
was one of the city's oldest business
men, and was held in the highest es
teem by all. Until his last illness ht
was a familiar figure on the streets
Ilonert It. I.ynn.
Funeral services over the remains of
Robert R. Lynn were held yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of
Napoleon Bordeau, 819 Forty-second
street, and at 2:30 at Sacred Heart
church. Rev. J. F. Lockney being in
charge. Burial took place at St
Mary's cemetery, where Camp 29,
W. A., had charge.
Dallam, Tuesday afternoon, March 3,
at 4:30 o'clock at the Church of the
Heavenly Rest, New York city. Mrs
Mixter acknowledged the couitesy
thus extended to the chapter.
Birthday Surprise Party. A com-j
pany of nine young ladies surprised
Miss Nettie Vollmer at her home, 723
Fifteenth street, Saturday evening in
honor of her birthday anniversary.
Supper was served during the evening
nd a delightful time passed with
games, music and general sociability.
Entertains for Friends. Miss Geor-
iana Brinkerhoff Saturday afternoon
entertained a party of her young
friends at her homo, 925 Fourteenth
street. Refreshments were served and
the afternoon was spent in games and
Celebrates 79th Birthday Anniver-
ary. J. D. S'reoker of 1006 Fourth
avenue ceieDraiea nis 7'jih birthday
anniversary yesterday. Six O'clock
inner was served, his children and
grandchildren being the guests.
Spalding Club Meeting. The Spald
ing club will hold its meeting this ev
ening at the club rooms. No notices
have been sent out this month, but an
interesting meeting is assured and the
ttendance of members is desired.
1 Powder I
Tho finK high Rrnde ajft"
" Baking Powder Hold a.
at b moderate price. V
MRS. D. E. SCHOLL
. Is the place to get a good sham
poo, facial and scalp massage,
manicuring or chiropody.
A full line of hair goods, nets,
etc. Hair work made to order.
Hair dressing for parties and
Wfvlrlinp-a r iha hrtmaa I A.
FIGHT ON SALOONS
Pariser Garden in Davenport Said to
Have Violated Law in Several
The opening of the series of injunc
tion cases brought by the civic fedcra
It ion in Davenport for more strict sa
loon regulation was taken up this
morning and a continuance allowed
till Wednesday after some evidence
had been presented. The Pariser gar
ond avenue between Eighteenth and avn is defendant in the opening case,
Nineteenth streets, and caught the men aml tne grounds of prosecution are
with the goods on them. Then, it will that the garden has more than one en
be remembered, the gamblers raised a trance and has tables and chairs, all
great hue and cry about guaranteed f which the mulct law forbids
protection that had miscarried, and
there came forth terrific tirade and
cries of vengeance against the sheriff
nd state's attorney as an aftermath.
In the light of these former experi
ences Sheriff Kittilsen will doubtless
feel that his own path was made easier
in the fulfillment of the undertaking
he has now been permitted to enter
Meanwhile the public is to be con
gratulated that the sheriff has finally
F. Burt has returned from a trip to
Fort Madison, Iowa.
G. J. Brien left last evening foi La
mar and St. James, Mo.
Captain John O'Connor has returned
from a trip to St. Louis.
Mrs. Julia Rosenfiold and son, W. A.
Rosenfield, leave this week for Atlan
B. D. Conuelly is in Peoria today on
business in the federal court in ses
sion there. '
E. M. Dack of Cherryvale. Kan., is
the guest cf his brother. Captain C. G.
Dack of South Heights.
F. O. Van Galder and A. D. Phillips
leave this evening for Kansas City on
business- for the M. W. A.
George H. Dufficld of this city, who
is inspector with the United States
engineering corps and electrical engi
neers, has returned from Peru 111..
where he spent, the last week making
chemical analysis of zinc at the Illi
nois Zinc company s plants for the
Isthmian Canal commission. The zinc
is to be shipped to the Panama canal
and was tested for purity.
BLOWS OUT BRAINS
William H. Ellis of Watertown
Takes His Own Life in a
WAS MISSING SINCE FRIDAY
' : . .'
Lies Down on Floor and Fires 38-Cali-
bre Revolver Into His Mouth
Leaves Letter to Wife.
William H. Ellis who has conducted
grocery store in Watertown for
about a year, committed suicide at the
Arlington hotel in Moline this morn
ing, placing a 38-calibre revolver in
his mouth and blew out his brains.
He had been at the hotel since yester
day afternoon and had evidently been
drinking. A letter was left stating
that he thought it about time to end
his career, giving directions for the
disposition, of his property and asking
that his family bury his remains else
where than at Letts, Iowa.
Mr. Ellis disappeared Friday, saying
he was going to Silvis and would bo
away for a couple of hours.. When
he had not returned Saturday after
noon the family became alarmed and
started a search for him. He was
traced to Davenport, where he spent
Saturday night at the St. James hotel
Then he returned to Moline and took
a room at the Arlington.
His actions it was noticed were pe
culiar but the proprietor did not think
it worth while to notify the police.
He arose about 4 o'clock this morning
nd sat about the office and remained
ill daylight, finally returning to the
room. A chambermaid found his body
ying on" the floor about 9 o'clocl
He lay down on the floor and placed
the revolver in his mouth and the
alls and ceiling were spattered with
The unfortunate man was 52 years
of age and leaves a widow and four
hildren, R?x, Bruce, Golda and Hazel,
all living at home.
STAG FOR LONG VIEW PARK
Statuary Purchased and Funds Will
Be Canvassed ' For.
Superintendent C. F.' Gaetjer of Long
View park states that a stag, similar
to the one in Spencer square, has been
purchased for Long View and will
reach the city about the first of April.
A committee has agreed to canvass for
the necessary funds, which must be
raised by voluntary subscription, and
will shortly call upon those who might
be disposed to give toward the im
provement of the park. The stag will
cost about $300.
ARE ON 9-HOUR BASIS
Many Changes Necessitated on the
' Rock Island by New Law.
Starting yesterday the operators on
the Rock Island road were placed on
the nine-hour schedule as required by
the law becoming effective tomorrow
The wires have been taken out of f
number of stations but none near here
are effected. Telegraph service will
be discontinued at 44 stations, 81 sta
tion will be closed at night, and about
CO offices now open 24 hours will be
open only 18 hours. At 326 offices ad
ditional men will be required, making
245 men necessary besides those
transferred fromi stations which have
been discontinued. The annual extra
expense for new men, it is said, will
be $43,578. Tomorrow the change
becomes effective on the Burlington
Society news, written or telenhonnrl
to the nociety editor of The Argus, will
be gladly received and published. But
in euncr case me identity or the sender1
must.be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address. J
In Honor of 12th Birthday. Charles
adopted the course of his pVedecessor. Schlupter' Jr f South Heights was
pleasantly surprised dv a number of
Let the good work continue.
INTENDED TO DROWN SELF
his friends Saturday afternoon, it be
ing His 12th birthday. The birthday
coming on the 29th of February gives
him one birthday only every four
years. Those present were: Pearl
Addison Flint of Silvis Writes a Mys
The Moline police are in possession Graham Celia Schaeffer, May Long,
of a letter written bv Addison Flint AUU oiscu, Aima, frank, Tina
of Silvis; to his wife, stating that his Sch,ueter' Etta Bertelsen, Louise
body would be found at the bottom Scnaeffer- . Marie Bertelsen. Lena
of the river. It explained further that Schaeffer Blanche Glockoff, Helen
he was short S600 to the blacksmiths' JU,U,BU"-. "ureu ocmueier, Kobert
union, of which was rrsnrer and Montgomery, John Humbledale. Bern
In-, r Ti-.ll -1 1 .
that he feared in farA tho ivras tt,u oitrggar, ivaipa- OIOCKOH, Thomas
quences. The post mark on the letter Long- Joe Farrar- Charles Schlueter,
was 7:30 p. m. Sunday. Mr. Flint has vamptwu, win uoaies. Stanley
not been seen since. He has been Coates. Arthur Farrar, George Breg
tmployed for two years at Silvis, was gar- ddie Frank, Carl Burgess, Ray-
about 40 years old, and was respected mona niueter, Jonn Schlueter,
hv all who know him I . '
u. a. k. Keceives invitation. Fort
John Riha. of Vining, Iowa, says: I Armstrong chapter. Daughters of the
i nave been selling De Witt s Kidney American revolution, has received
and Bladder Pills for about a Sear through its regent. Mrs. Frank Mivtor
OF. A CLOCK FOR THE
Add attractiveness to the cor
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This Is the idea carried out
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just such a clock as the fam
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Every clock sold with a guar
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. Why not make your selection
C 1 Til
UR0R IN DAMAGE
CASE BECOMES ILL
Necessary to Select Another Before
Trial of Campbell Suit Is Com
menced in Court.
nen tne circuit court was con
vened this afternoon by Judge E. C.
Graves it was found that H. H. Hub
bard, one of the jurors in the Camp
bell suit against the Rock Island, was
unable to appear on account of illness
Ihe attorneys agreed to select an
other juror and continue the trial.
Frank Brebine has filed a $20,000
damage suit against the Cady Stone
quarry for personal injuries sustained
at the quarry east of Moline July 16,
1906. G. A. Shallberg represents the
Judge Ramsay has reduced the ver
dict in the ?ase of Mathew ' Coburn
against the Moline, East Moline & Wa
tertown Railway company to $6,000
and denied a new trial. The verdict
was for $7,000 on the second trial, the
first verdict having been for $5,000.
Notice to Democratic Committeemen,
The democratic city-township com
mittee is hereby called to meet at
Turner hall at 8 o'clock Tuesday even
ing, March 3. to fix the time and place
jf holding the city-township ward pri
marics and the city-township conven
JOSEPH GROTEGUT, Chairman
RALPH LAMONT, Secretary.
The taxes for 1907, both personal
and real estate, are now due and pay
able at room IS, M. & L. building.
Hours, 9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5 p. m. Open
Wednesday and Saturday evenings
from 7 to 9 p. m. Bring your last
year's receipts with you.
Good for Everybody.
Mr. Norman R. Coulter, a prominent
architect, in the Dclbert building, San
Francisco, says: "I fully endorse all
that has been said of Electric' Bitters
as a tonic medicine. It is good -for
everybody. It corrects stomach, liver
and kidney disorders in a prompt ana
efficient manner and builds up the sys.
tem." Electric - Bitters is the best
spring medicine ever sold over a drug
gist's counter; as" a blood purifier it is
unequaled. 50 cents at all druggists.
That's always the heat of our ov
That's why our beans are digest
Ilome-cooked beans are heavy and hard to digest, sim
for lack of sufficient heat.
It requires ajierce heat to break down the fibre of bea'
and you cannot apply it. j
That is why beans must be factory cooked. That is vl
Van Camp-'s beans are better for you than yours. . j
Beans are the choicest of Natii
foods when they are rightly coo
They are 23 nitrogenous 84 nutriment. They a
even more nutritious than wheat.
Beans and wheat have about the same food value. I
note what a difference in cost.
Instead of once a week, you will serve beans every c
when you learn how delicious they can be.
Van Camp's pork and beans ;
baked with tomato sauce
We use only the choicest of Michigan beans. : 1
whitest, the plumpest, the fullest-grown all selected by ha
We use only vine-ripened tomatoes, and our sauce cq
us five times what some sauce is sold for. i
We use seven spices to season it.
That is why our beans are so mealy and nutty. All c
sauce has that sparkling zest.
The beans, the tomato sauce and
pork are baked 90 minutes togel
It is thus that we get the delicious blend.
Our beans come to you just as fresh and as savory
when they came out of our ovens. Put the can in hot wa
and a steaming meal is ready to serve in ten minutes.
And such a meal! You don't know how good bak
beans can be until you once try Van Camp's.
10, 15 and 20? per can.
Van Camp Packing Company, Indianapolis, Ind.
Buying Books. IP'
A library is something more thnn a j
collection of books. . An imposing ur- j
ray of sumptuous and untouched vol?
umes does not make one. Your books
should express your own individual
ity, says a writer iii the Delineator.
Do not let any one persuade you to
buy a book you know is not your kind
of book. Do not Le lured into buying
a handsome library edition of some
author that you da want if the library
edition is heavy and uncomfortable to
hold and your own preference Is a
comfortable pocket edition with flexi
ble covers. And, above all. if you are
building up a home library to which
the whole family is to have free ac
cess do not choose bindings of such
delicate colors or expensive texture as
to destroy all the comforts of reading.
"1 suppose." said the young states
man, "that the first thing I want to do
is to learn to say exactly what I mean."
"yes," answered Senator Sozihuai.
"and after that you mny Cud it neces
sary to say exactly what you don't
mean." Washington Star.
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It makes no difference how' long
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Got Them In the Eill.
Visitor Go to the proprietor and tell
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write omelette with two "fs" and not
one. Waiter (a few minutes later) It's
all right now, -sir; omelet. 1 shilling;
two teas. 2 shillings. Loudon Answers.
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