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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. MARCH 26, 1908.
MADE NO CASE
Julius Llmbach, Representing
MAKES MOTION TO DISMISS
Argues That No Proof of Weill's Con
nection with Charge Has Been
Presented in Court.
"When Judge, Graves this afternoon
at 2 o'clock again resumed the pre
liminary hearing before him as a com
mitting magistrate, in the fake prize
light case, a motion to dismiss the
charge against Weill was made by
Julius Llmbach, the attorney for the
defendant. Mr. Llmbach stated that
he had concluded to Introduce no evi
dence to refute that offered yesterday
by the prosecution.
He claimed that Goodman's own
acts, by his own testimony, prevented
him charging Weill with any confi
dence game. He spoke first of the
fact that Goodman had made a misrep
resentation in securing the money
which he claimed he lost. On coming
here Goodman, according to Mr. Lim
bach, violated a statute when he ex
ecuted a challenge for a prize fight,
and when he made au agreement for
. "By Mr. Goodman's own state
ments," said Mr. .Limbach. "he came
to Rock Island for the purpose of bet
ting on a sure thing. He came here
to fleece some one in Rock Island,
or who might wager on the other man
in the fight. He came here to rob
some one else, but the fight went
wrong, and he himself was the loser,
TliooKbt It Straight.
Mr. Limbach claimed that Goodman
ild not believe the fight was a fake
until gome time after It occurred, and
that he had really nothing to base
that impression on except conjectures.
He said that Goodman's entering into
articles of agreement for a new bout
shows that he thought the first bout
to have been on the square.
linn Xo KlKhto.
Mr. Limbach maintains that Good
man had no rights at law for losing
his money because he did not exer
cise common prudence; did not exer
cise common honesty; and was noi
led to give up his money in any trans
action of legitimate trade or pursuit
$20 and Up
Illiiois Theater Building.
Costa Little More Than Other.
Sold by' all dealers in the trl- '
cities. Retail price now $1.75.
per sack. I your grocer won't
fill your order for OCCIDENT,
telephone North 102 4-Y, and we
will eee that you are supplied.
Russell-Miller Milling Co,
Room 8, Masonic Temple, Daven
port. Rug and Carpet Weaving
v BEAUTIFUL HAND-MADE RUGS
rt anw mint wiaA . T i
carpel's! rr aii T kinds of KaK carets
ana Ku? weaving, call on or write'ana came 10 mis cuy wuen a jouus,
tiua .igniu Avenue i i weniy-sevenm
of business. He cited law to prove
The arguments will probably not be
concluded until late this afternoon.
la Ticket Scalper.
Yesterday afternoon the hearing
was devoted entirely to the testimony
for the prosecution. Mr. Goodman
was on the stand the greater part of
the aftemoon, and he related, in the
manner of one who has carefully pre
pared his words, the story of the ar
rangements for the fight, the' betting,
the fight itself, and the later events
which led up to the proceedings in the
Goodman was formerly in the real
estate business in Chicago, be says.
and for two years has been eueasred
in ticket scalping. He says he bor
rowed $2,000 from a friend in Chi
cago, representing to his friend that
he wanted to close a real estate deal
out of town. He received, a certified
check for $2,000.
He tells that Maxwell, who is as
sumed lo be Cully Flannigan, pro
vided the money for Goodman -to do
the preliminary betting, and that $5,
000 was posted on the challenge for
a bout vbetween Gorman and Kauf
man, the two fighters. Then an agree
ment was signed by which the parties
absolutely agreed not to resort to law
in case of loss, and another forfeit of
$S,00O was placed on this agreement.
Wnnlrtl to "Skin" it oil.
About this time Goodman began to
get "cold feet," and he suggested that
as gamblers never counted . monev
under those conditions according to a
tradition he had heard, that he and
the "secretary" slip $500 from each
of the four rolls, thus making tip the
?J,00O which Goodman had staked.
This suggestion was flatly refused.
It was not until an agreement to
rematch the men had been signed that
Goodman became suspicious that the
fight had been a fake, and that he had
been trimmed. He had supposed till
then that Gorman had really be,en
knocked out. " 1
Threatened with A Trent.
On returning to Chicago Mr. Good
man was -threatened with srrest by
the man who supplied him with the
$2,000 at least he admitted telling
this to Weill. He claims that Weill then
offered to get the $2,000 for him from
a friend of his, a lawyer, in order that
Goodman might not become involved
in difficulties with the owner of the
money which Goodman had lost
Goodman admitted offering to take
no steps against Weill if the latter
would pay him $500, and that later the
amount demanded for exemption from
prosecution was made $300, but Weill
declined to pay the $300.
He told of "receiving a letter from
John Looney, asking that he come
down to Rock Island, and swear out
warrants in the case. Asked if Looney
paid the expenses entailed in looking
up -the case hefe, Mr." Goodman, witn
something of a sigh replied, "No, but
I wish he would."
I'aitl Whole mil.
It was shown by the different wit
nesses as well as by Mr. Goodman's
own statements that he paid the en
tire personal expenses while here for
the fight. , He paid the carfare, the
hotel bill, and the other little ac
counts. George Brown, E. J. Simpson, Con
ductor Gerlach, Joseph Hayes and H.
E. Cook, who run on the Watch Tower
and Center station street cars, were
put on tire stand to testify as to
whether they saw the men going to
and from the Tower the night the
fight was pulled off. Nearly all recog
nized Goodman, but none knew of
O. W. Boughton. barber at Sears,
said he saw them all, and recognized
William Hayes, Cully Flannigan and
Bob Clarke among the crowd. He re
membered Goodman and Weill as hav
ing been with the crowd. Chief Eck-
hart, who went to dinner on the car
which the men took for the Tower,
was called as a witness, and told of
seeing the men.
Tell.s uf Interview.
The city editor of The Argus was
summoned to tell whether, in his In
terview with Weill in the county jail
the day before, the prisoner had in
formed The Argus representative of
a visit paid by Weill to Rock Island
In February. The evidence was un
important,,, and the point had been
fully covered so that It was not ap
parent just why the newspaper man
had been called to testify.
George Heuckstead of the Peoples
National bank testified as to the bank
transactions in connection with the
affair, made by Goodman- and the
others. R. C. Willerton, clerk at the
Harper house, testified as to entries
on the hotel register. The signatures
of Goodman, Weill and Kaufman were
piesented as evidence, and Mr. Wilier -
ton stated that his recollection was
that when the men departed Goodman
paid the entire bill for all three.
The bank certificate of deposit, the
challenge for the fight, and the agree
ment not to resort to law in case of
j loss, were offered as evidence in the
The matter occupied the court until
Ultl U uulii
Oo, 5 nvinok voRtorrlnv nffprrtoon.
! and the court then adjourned the case
over to this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
J. L. Adams
J. U Adams, an early resident of
this city, died yesterday at bis home
in Davenport' at 1923 Summit avenue.
'TaoafK Toctil t&A t-rrm. nflrnlvfils TlV
Adams was a veteran employe of the
Rock Island Lumber, company. He
was born . in New York 67 years ago,
, . .
i was born m New bT years ago,
- man. lie is survived by bis wire, ms
. , ... u-
daughter, Mrs. D. D. Pottiger of tins
GROWING AS TO
Feeling is General That Union
Electric Should be
REASONABLE RELIEF GIVEN
Plan for a General Ordinance
Settle Entire Question
Sentiment condemnatory of the ac-
tioii of thfi fitv fomioil of lat Mr,n,l:,v
nlirht in mmimr .Wn tho rriiof fnil.
,.hio r iv. iri, pit.i
company, is growing throughout the
city, and unless the council sees
to rptrnof itc Rtfns nnrl prant thn In.
dependent comnanv somP iiP.f bPfor
it is forced to the wall, the sense of
public indignation will find expression
in the form of a mass mprtini? nr nth-
erwise. . The Rock Island Industrial
commission has in fact already adopt
ed the initiative in this direction,
which may result in some form of ac
tion on the part of the Rock Island
Business Men's association and the
Rock Island Club.
Meanwhile it is known that some of
the aldermen have already reversed
their position and it is not unlikely
that a special meeting of the city coun
il will be held as soon as Mayor
Schaffer returns from Springfield,
where he is attending the republican
The General Plan;
The plan of Mayor Schaffer, as has
heretofore been detailed in The Argus,
is to have the council adopt a general
ordinance governing all telephone f ran-
chises, and which shall provide for a
maximum rate, the union labor clause,
the franchise tax, etc., and draw its
stipulations and form as closely - In I
harmony with the interpretation of
tne recent ruling of the supreme court
as possible, and to follow this by a re-
suumiboion oi me union Electric com-
pany's working ordinance with all pro-
visions covered in me general ordm
ance stricken, but providing for an
automatic telephone service, the new
rates not to go into effect until it is
installed. Upon the passage of this
ordinance, the Central telephone ordin
ance, which has been so often offered
to the city, is to be submitted .with
the conditions that it install .the un
derground conduits, public telephones,
etc., and bear the expense of the liti-
gation of $3,500 so far accrued on
condition that the fight be stopped.
Vuiun ICIf trie 1m Reanonable.
As far as the Union Electric is con
cerned, its representatives state that
iheir company is willing to accept
any ordinance with all the stipulations
set forth in the general ordinance in
cluded, and on which the Bell people
have held back, or they will accept
the plan of Mayor Schaffer, to incor
porate them in the general ordinance,
to be followed by the working ordin
ance. They are anxious to take any
thing that will save them from going
into the hands of a receiver, but they
declare emphatically and with sin
ccrity that cannot be doubted, that
something must be done before April
1, and the present week if possible, iu
order that the company may gain the
financial relief that is absolutely es
sential to its continuing longer in the
What the Bell company will do must,
it is understood, bo determined by the
Indianapolis office, after the council
General Public Attitude,
Speaking for the general public, it
may be said the present interest cen
ters about the Union Electric, to which
the people of Rock Island owe an ex
istence not only as a matter of com
mon justice, but as a means of self
preservation for the telephone users
against the unchecked encroachments
of a heartless monopoly
city, and three grandchildren. Mrs. L.
A. Dorman, Miss Mabel Poltiger and
Arthur Pottiger, all of Rock Island.
Mf., Adams was a member of Ucal
lodge. No. COS, I. O. O. F., of this city.
funeral services will be held at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the
home in Davenport, and burial will
take place at Oakdale cemetery, Dav-
Mrs. Sarah Hunt of Cordova died
Tuesday at the home of Thomas Mike
sell at Port Byron of cancer. She
was born in this couiity Jan. 31, 1862,
and is survived by her brother, Hugh
K.immel, and three sisters, Mrs. Mar
garet Lamber, Mrs. Elizabeth Boston
- - r
uuu irs. aamuei Alien, all oi (jordova.
I geth" with an .adopted daughter.
Mrs. Frank Allen, of Port Byron. Her
husband was drowned In the Missis
sippi near Port Byron May 5, 1904,
by the overturning of his boat. Fu-
"c,nl weie ueiu. ioaay ax
dova wlth ,nterment at the
cemetery. Rev. E. Martin, pastor of
the Port Byron Methodist churchy of
, Colonel F. B. Hobbs. commandant
0f. Rock Island arsenal, has been notl-
npd nf rh death nr fr t t ta
man, ' wife .of the late General Rod
man, who commanded the arsenal
from 1863 to 871. The notification
came from the chief of ordnance at
Washington and announced that the
remains would be shipped here for in
terment beside the body of the hus-
band who is buried on the south side
of the arsenal near the national ceme
David Sherrara, one of the most
prominent citizens of the northwest
ern part of Mercer county, died yes
terday morning at 8:45 at the home
of his niece, Mrs. E. G. Danielson.
He arose in the morning apparently
in his usual health but soon afterward
was suddenly stricken with heart fail
ure and passed away. Mr. Sherrard
was 90 years of age. He possessed
large landed interests, owning the site
of the present village of Sherrard
which was named aft,er him.
The remains of Irving D. Burgh ar-
hived here from Minneapolis yester
day morning, accompanied by his wife
land two sons. Private funeral serv-
ices were neiu mis vueruoun irom
the home of his sister, Mrs. Clara B.
Lyford, 1024 Second avenue. Rev. G.
H - Sherwood of Trinity Episcopal
cnurcn naa cnnre oi me services.
Burial took place at Chippiannock
cemetery. The pallbearers were
Charles Trucadalc. George Roth. James
McNamara, Colonel W. T. Channon,
W. B. Mclntyre, and A. D. Sperry.
Dr. Emily Wright has gone to Chi
cago where she win remain tor the
rest of the week.
Mrs. H. D. Kroy of Chicago Is visif
ine at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Williams. 2902 Sixth avenue.
Mrs. William Hanna of Cincinnati
arrived last evening for an extended
visit with her daughter, Mrs. H. E.
Ray Ziegler returned to Los Angeles
last evening after a week's visit with
his father. E. E. Ziegler. He is em
ployed as a timekeeper there.
Mrs. H. C. Gieseker and daughter
Elizabeth of Lincoln, Neb., en route
to Washington, D. C, are visiting for
a few davs at the home of L. C. Gie-
seker of 837 Twenty-first street.
The Rock Island delegates to the
republican state convention are in
Springfield. The delegates from this
Cty named by the county committee
were: Juciee c J. searie. Aiaenuau
Charles Oberg, Dr. Joseph DeSilva,
Mayor H. C. Schaffer, E. W. Schoede,
Dr. F. A. Smith and City Attorney
j. f. Witter
Call for Meeting of Democrats.
A meeting of the democratic city-
township committee,, of Rock Island,
together with the candidates, is hereby
called at Turner ball, Thursday even-
ing, March 26, at 8 p. m.
JOSEPH GROTEGUT, Chairman.
Ralph Lamont, Secretary.
$200 Reward Offered.
-As mayor of the city of Rock Island,
I hereby offer a reward of $200 for the
arrest and conviction of the party or
parties responsible for the explosion
in the Looney building.
H. C. SCHAFFER.
The Best by Test.
Gilmore's bams are a delight.
Trv them once you'll find them
Smoked with greenest hickory wood,
Sugar cured they must be good.
The only government inspected
market in the city.
Five Pounds Sugar Free.
We will give, Saturday only, fivn
pounds of best granulated sugar free
urith corh rauh mirrhsisp nf St worth
, t colTee extracts. spices or bak-
ing powder. BART LETT BROS.,
1818-1820 Third avenue.
than adulterated foods Is no rea
son why your dealer should over
charge you for them. The differ
ence inxost is never so great as
the difference in value. There is
a lot of stuff sold for food that
is hardly safe to eat. We try to
let the other fellow have all the
business in that line, for our aim
to give our patrons the very best
groceries to be had on the mar
ket at prices which will surely
make them trade regularly at
this store. This week we offer: ,
1 pkff. Grandma's Soap Powder
free with every 2u worth of
pk. matches :. toe
18 lbs. N. B. C. soda crackers 91.00
N. B. C. ginger snaps, lb 5c
25c kg. Oranama a soap
8 bars Swift's Pride soap.
8 bars lenox soap
8 bars Santa Claus soap. . .
2 pkg-s. Toasted" Cerealine
2 cans Oil Sardines
1 .Vancy peaches. 2 lbs
Smoked Bloaters, per aoz.
3 3-lb. cans Baked Beans
Heina's saner Kraut, per gal. . 2e
Heinz's dill pickles, per sal... STSe.
Baking soda, per pkg. 2c
LARSON & LARSON
Old, Phone west 983, New 6535.
Cor. 7th Ave. and 15th SL
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Chicago, March. 26. Following are
the market quotations today:
May, 94. 95'4. 94Vi. 95.
July, 90, 90. 89Vi. 90.
September, 87 V4. 87, 86, 87.
lay. 67, -67. 66, 66.
July. 64, 64. 64, 64.
September, 63, 63, 63 ' . 63.
May, 54',, 54, 54'i. 544.
July, 48, 48, 48, "48."
September, 38. 39. 38, 38. ,
May, 12.60, 12.90, 12.60, 12.90.
July, 12.97, 13.30, 12.97. 13.30.
September, 13.40, 13.65, 13.37, 13.65.
May, 7.97, 8.15, 7.97, 8.12.
July, 8.22, 8.35. 8.20, 8.32.
September, 8.42, 8.55, 8.40, 8.52.
May, b.85, 6.97, 6.85. 6.95.
July, "7.17, 8.27. 8.15. 7.22. .
September, 7.40, 7.50, 7.40, 7.50.
Receipts today: Wheat, 22; corn,
172; oats, 178; hogs, 20,000; cattle,
7,000; sheep,. 12.000. ------
Hog market opened 5 cents higher.
Hogs left over, 3,700. Light, $5.00
5.35; mixed and butchers, ?5.055.35;
good heavy, 5.055.35; rough heavy,
?5.055.15. . - .-
Cattle market opened, strong.
Sheep market opened strong.
Omaha: Hogs, 6,000; cattle, 4,000.
Kansas City: Hogs; 10,000; cattle,
6,000. ; - ;
Ho? market rinsed ' strong '-tor " 10
6 cents higher. Light, $5.155.47;
- . . " --
mixed and butchers, $5.155.5(; good
1&01-1803-. 2nd. Ave. ROCK ISLAND
Exhibit of All the Clever Features Which
Characterize 1908 Styles.
We Are Ready for You
Ready with the extrordinary advance display,
showing every new wrinkle prescribed by the
laws of fashion. Grays, Browns, Tans and Blues
will be the predominating colors.
- We specialize ALMA. MA.TER Student styles
for young men because we believe tney are the
best that can be made. We guarantee them to give
absolute satisfaction in every respect. We guar
antee the workmanship to be first-class. We guaran
tee the garments to be shape-retaining. If they
. prove otherwise it will notbe your loss, nor ours,
but the makers. -
Suits $10 to $25
Young Men's Suits $10, $12, $15
Headquarters for new Spring Hats, Shirts and
THE STORE FOR MEN
heavy, $3.155.50; rough heavy, $5.15
Cattle market opened strong. Beeves
$4.80(7.35; cows and heifers, $2.00
C.10; stockers and feeders, $3.155.10.
Sheep market closed strong.
Northwestern receipts .
Minneapolis: Today, 137; last, week
223; last year, 3C5. Duluth: Today,
48; last week, GO; last year, 155.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat Vi
to lower, corn 'A lower.
Liverpool ' closed Wheat to
higher, corn lower.
""New York Stocks.
New York, March 26 Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Gas 90 ..U. P. 126, U. S. Sttel
preferred 99, U. S. Steel common
35, Reading 106. Rock Island pre
ferred 27, Rock Island common 15.
Southern Pacific 75, N. Y. Central
97, Missouri Pacific 40Vi, L. & t.
99, Smelters 73, C. F. I. 22, Can
adian Pacific 149. Illinois Central
125, Penna 117, Erie 16, r. & O.
31. B. R. T. 46, B. & O. 82, Atch
ison 73, Locomotive 46', Sugar 123,
St. Paul" 11 8; Copper 60, Republic
Steel preferred 72, , Republic Steel
common 19 Vi. Southern Ry. 15.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
tock, Feed and Fuel.- -
Rock Island, March 26. Following
are' the wholesale prices in the local
market today: : --
... : - Provisions and Produce.
Eggs Fresh, 13c to 14c.
Live Poultry Spring chickens. 10c
per pound; hens, per pound, 9; ducks,
per pound, 9c; turkeys, per pound,
14c; geese, per pound, 9c
Butter Dairy, 25c to 27c.
Vegetables Potatoes, 65c; onions,
Hogs $1.50 to $4.85.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $4.00 to
?5.00; lambs, $4 50 to $6.75.
Cattle Steers, $3.00 to $5.00; cows
and heifers, $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
Feed and Fufti.
Grain Corn, 65c; oats, 5c to 53c.
Forage Timothy hayi $11 to $13;
prairie, $8.00 to $10.00; clover, $1.00
to $11,00; straw, $6.00.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to 8c.
Brook' Apptluc U
M KlnUQe ditoorerf
wltti antomaUe sir cnh
toe mat drmwi the brokca
PrU toretbar and binds
them m yoa woU4 bro-
bold ttmlj and oomtorW
ably aad nerar altpt;
wtjt light and eool and
YA CdUonu to KTrw mm.
t ifrv' ,nen the bod wlthont
iJhaf chafing or borUnc. Imaka
lttoroarmeafore and tend It to yon on a strict gw
an Lee of satlafsctlon or money retanded and I hare
put my price ao loir that anybody, rich or poor, caa'
bay It. Bemember, I make It to your order aend it
to yon yon vev U and if it doean't aatUfy yon, yoa
end It bacK to me and I will refund your money.
The bank or any retponilUe ciUzea In Marshall will
tell yon that is the way I do business always abso
lutely on the square and I have sold to thousands ot
people this way for the past five years. Remember.
1 nA BA aAlVM nn ttmm ia 11m ha ImYmm f inmt
I Klveyouaslratglitbuahieaadealatareaaonable price.
c. E BROOKS. 832Braoks Bldg., Marthll, Mich.