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--Report That Sorpe Rock Island
' r was Trimmed for $20,-
- 000 Still Circulates
IN FAKE PRIZE TIGHT GAME
Activities in Local Quarters Indicate
; That 8omebody ' May Have .to .
..... . Dig Chicago . Story.
; Keports that the trimming of Ed-
ward Goodman for $2,500 In a fake
; iprl2 fight hem" last winter for alleged
, U complicity in which Joe Weir is held
u uie ;wuniy jau pending tne acuon
Vf the grand jury was not the only
jy'ganie of the kind worked', recently in
.- HOCK island ana that somebody was
' fvtlin P for tfl ftlft r-nntlnno in rlrviilato
fy It la alleged that Jim Hall, the former
. pugilist, and one Clarence Class, both
bt Chicaco were mixed ud in the
S .larger affair. . "Activities in certain
local quarters, official' and otherwise,
... lumcate that the scent is being tol
"'lowed-closely from here and the fact
' that little or no publicity is being
given to the chase indicates that
. Somebody Is due to dig up for the
benefit of a third party.
Three Way to Do It.
The Chicago Tribune today has the
' following interesting story on this
' "subject: ' .
. The . so-called 'wise ones' of Chi
cago's sporting community are being
trimmed' daily by new get rich quick
gambling schemes operated by schem
, .' ers 'wiser than themselves. v
"Fake boxing and wrestling matches
and the, enticing game of 'lemon pool
so-called because the man-who plays
it Is 'handed the lemon are the dl
versions that are separating gentry
with large diamonds and steamed
faces from their money. . The Harri
. - son street police say that scarcely
day passes in. which they fall to hear
'-complaints against schemers, by men
who fail to push prosecution, because
they realize that prosecution may be
- double edged, or because their pride
will not peimlt theni to become ad
, Tertised as suckers.'
'..-.."The latest legal development
flhe forfeiture of the bond of Clarence
'Class, alleged fake prize fight pro
moter, who was arrested Tuesday
night when, he failed to appear for
.trial on the charge, of swindlin
j George Itrich,' 1593 Hoyne avenue, out
V.of $2,600,' with the help of four ac
V . The arrest of Class recalled nu
'." jnerous other allegations that have
.Jeett -made, agaiasif.hiinand brought
attention to bear upon the rapidity
Vwittf which slick persons who prefer
a sure thing to gambling are acquir
Ing cash. , x
.. Worked Fight Trlek Then.
in me Dureau 01 laeruiicanuu n
the Harrison, street police station is
a Tecord of a case brought against
Class and one Philip Beseler in the
spring of 1906, on charges similar to
those in' the it-rich case. The case
was stricken off the docket in Jwlze
Kavanagh's court, but a recital of the
charges gives n Idea of methods in
vogue. . .
"According to the record. Class,
then under the alias of Charles Class,
met Oscar Schroeder, 1S16 Arlington
place, through the agency of Beseler,
a piano player in Hilliuger's garden,
Belmont and Sheffield avenues. At
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Jamm's saloon, Clark and Belden ave
nue, Class induced Schroeder to go
to St Louis to bet on a fight in which
Class was to contest .with Jack Wil
liams, another . fighter. , Schroeder
was introduced to Williams, . a man
named G. F. Walker, and men giving
the names of .Ward," Parker and Stan
ley, who represented that they were
from a wealthy club of Colorado
Springs, Colo. -
".Schroeder went to Remona park.
hear St. Louis, and there, according
to the police record, was induced to
bet $10,000 on .Class. In .the fight
Class fell and 'sprained his nack, but,
according to the charges, obtained
Sohrueder's money. :
"In the Itrlcht case, Jim Hall, for
mer Australian champion miaaie-
weight pugilist, is named as one of
Class' alleged accomplices. Class also
is accused of swindling Rock Island
men out of $20,000. Charles Labinsky,
440 Warner avenue, and Jacob Hus-
sler. 5342 Aberdeen street, say they
lost $3,000 and $2,500, respectively,
through 'fake' fights , promoted by
Pake Flglitera' FavOr Chicago.
Edwards A. Bvans, head of the
finger print department of the bureau
of identification, stated yesterday that
Chicago and the cities Within a radius
of 500 , miles are the most favored
fields for the promotion, of , 'fake
He recalled that Joe Weil, 'The
Yellow Kid,' recently was taken back
to Rock Island on charges of pro
moting a fake fight. John Wille and
Walter Nolan have been brought here
from Denver and William Fleming has
been arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, on
similar charges. Of the 'lemon pool
contingent, . Ben Woolworth recently
was brought here iu custody from
One of. the old timers in the sa
loon and restaurant business on Wa
bash avenue has been 'done three
times in succession by one group of
sharpers. The last two times he was
told that 'a mistake was made, and
here's your chance to get even.' An
other old timer of the same district
lost several thousand dollars in a
similar way. Both ' of these men
would rather. keep silent than court
the ridicule of men 6f their own type.
The 'trimming of. former Alder
man 'Tom Little for about $2,000 is
of recent memory.
How They Tip Sore Thing.
According to a well known sport
ins man. the scheme similar, to that
by which the former alderman was
trimmed may be described about as
"Enter a 'sport.'
" 'Say, old chap,, the 'Red Kid' an'
the 'Black Demon' have matched. We
want a responsible man- to hold the
stakes. J. Is the 'sucker,' with
about 30 thou' of the crisp. Keep
ours circulating . till he puts lt"up:
THE DOER IS DONE
A. H.l Mert2 Tries to Reform Mo
lina School Board, but
is Sat Upon.
MEETING NAMES A TICKET
Attempt to Eliminate the W. C. T.
J. Officials is Not Altogether
A. H. Mem, the "reformer," was
instrumental in calling a meeting last
night at the Moline Turner hall with
the avowed. purpose of taking the nom
ination of candidates for the school
board of that city out of the hands of
th W. C..T. U., which, has been the
power "behind the management' of
school affairs for some years. There
were 50 voters at the meeting and in
stead of rapping the W. C. T. U. they
turned upon Mertz and did things to
him. v.' : i. '
The school election .will be held
Saturday. - Dr. A. R. Beal, Emll Heim
beck, G. W. Wood and A. J- Smith
are the retiring members, ur. Beal
being president. Dr. Beal and Mr.
Heimbeck state they will not again
be candidates. ...; . ..."
Alertz called last evening's meeting
to order but was immediately hustled
out of the chairs Alderman H. G. Gripp
nominating C. F. Grantz who was
chosen to preside. .. .
- '.- Dr. Beal Again Named.
When nominations for president of
the board were asked for John .Lind
vail proposed Dr. Beal. Mertz named
G. W. Johnson, but Alderman Gripp1
asserted that the consent of Mr
Johnson hud not been secured and
when- it came to a vote Dr. Beal was
nominated 34 to 16. Other candidates
put up were Oscar Abraham, alderman
in the Fifth ward; G. W. Sohrbeck
and Dr. Wyland.
During the meeting Mertz made
speech In which he asserted that there
had been shadowy proceedings in
school affairs under, the retiring re
gime and his charges were denied
with much heat.
The W. C..T. U. party and the jani
tors of the various schools of the. city
today named tickets and both are
headed by Dr. Beal for president.
For the Most Thorough Course
At the least outlay of time and
money, attend the
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PRIVATE LESSONS. '
Young and middle aged people
who nave not had . educational
advantages.or who wish to make
up for lost time, our
Select Private School
is Just the thing. Strictly prl
.vate lessons In any department"
Special Introductory! rates for a
'short time' only.. "Call or write.
I (Jorrespondence shorthand and
Bookkeeping, b.yv mail; - Enclose
Dont bet "yourself unless We give' the
word. The smoky one wins. See?
"The prospective stakeholder begins
receiving the bets. He accumulates
say, $3,000 from the 'cappers and
passes it out to be bet over again
Finally the supposed sucker deposits
his $30,000. The stakeholder thinks
he sees a good thing and wants some
of it himself.. So he bets some' of his
owji money against the man .who put
up the $30,000 on the.Red Kid. Then
the 'Red , Kid' wins, and the stake
holder is informed by the gang that
we told you not to bet,' and thus h
is lert without 'excuse for a holler-
Of course the ostensible 'sucker' really
is one of the 'cappers.-
Felajnii Death in Ring.
"Anotljer and cruder swindle Is per
petrated by means of a little rubber
bladder filled witb carmine or chick
"The victim is persuaded that one
of the combatants has been 'fixed': to
lose. Consequently he bets on the
one who is 'flj.ed' to win. The fighter
supposedly 'fixed' to win finally goes
to his knees' and bites the rubber
jladder concealed in his mouth. Blood
trickles down his- chin and he becomes
"Somebody houts: Ts there a doc
tor here?' .'...- . ,
"A . man jumps out- it the crowd.
pretends to feel the prostrate man's
pulse, and announces solemnly:
" 'Boys, he's dying.' ... ,
" 'The police are coming; dig!'
shouts another of thegang,. and in
terror of arrest, the 'sucker follows
instructions and .'digs.'. The stake
holder and his'pals' also 'dig," "taking
he 'sucker's money.. -
"Still another way is to get a man
to put up for" what he believes is for
rhe purpose of 'phony betting. By
some 'accident in the fight he loses it
Cieta Wine oa Third Trip.
"Then they tell him that 'We're all
rtung," so perhaps he tries again and
loses more money. About the third
time he 'gets wise.' .
. "Not long agor. at the second trial,
t man discovered what was going on
He had handed over -$8,000 to bet
" 'How much of my money is betr
be asked. .
'Four thousand,' was the answer.
,' 'Just' give me $4,000 to take back
home and you can keep the rest,? he
aald philosophically.' 7 '
. "The offer o was accepted.
"The 'lemon, pool game is operated
by a professional pool player,;, who
playe like a 'dub when he meets a
ARRESTS MADE AT GENESE0
Liquor Issue Leads to Action as Result
of the Election.
Arrests for alleged violation of the
election laws have stirred Geneseo
where a wet verdict was returned "by
a small majority last week. , The al
leged offenders- are. members ot the
high Mcense -parties, two being .held on
the charge of illegal voting and the
third.Va prominent citizen, because it
is said he bad knowledge of what was
going on. The license, forces, on the
other hand, say they know of a dozen
cases in which the prohibition sympa
thizers actually discussed the election
within 100 feet of the polls. They
want this . ofTense looked into along
with the others.
You will rind tlie most sought for oi exclu
sive ideas, in Suits Skirts Coats Costumes Vaists
Petticoats and the 3est tKat can pbssitly be purcnased at
irices consistent wirn tneir vuaiity. v
The range of sizes is, so complete tKat to be fitted witbr
out requiring any alteration is no unusual occurrence.
Our alteration department fulfills all its promises. We
alter free of cbarge all garments purchased of us. If you
are looking for tKe latest Styles, the Newest Materials at
Moderate Prices for dependable garments you will find it
greatly to your advantage to buy here.
One Thousand Hats Heady for
1 1 1'-iL.m -jn ni tT b vtaw
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All Brand new arid all absolutely exclusive. Some large.
some small, and some medium size. No tWo alike. Awe ve
made every effort to haves ready to put on sale for those who put off purchasing
until late a remarkable collection of unusually Smart Styles in Trimmed Hats.
1 14-116 W Second Street
ARE WEDDED AT COAL VALLEY
Wolf Solomon.. Havre. Mont.. Mer
chant Comes for Bride.
Wolf Solomon of Havre, Mont., and
Mrs. Mary O. Stevenson of Swedona
were united in marriage at noon today
by Justice of the Peace J. F. Murphy
at Coal Valley at the home of that offi
cial. Mr. and Mrs. John Rodenbaueh
Were witnesses of the ceremony! which
was followed with an appropriate cel
ebration . The groom is a merchant at
Havre and the couple will make their
home at that place.
"DRY" CONTEST AT STERLING
Petitions Filed by Anti-Saloon Forces
Sterling, 111., April; 16. The Anti-
Saloon league has filed. Its petition for
a recount of the vote .-of Sterlme on
April 1, .claiming 20 irregularities and
alleging that many i,legal votes were
cast by the. saloon forces. Sterling
went wet by one vote.
Summer. .Law SchflbrFt State Uniwer-
The law school of The state univer
sity nas just announced a summer
session of nine weeks from June 15
to Aug. 14. This is the first time
that the law schobK.has Qffered sum
mer work. It Is doing so in response
to many requests and inquiries from
young men over the.state who have
occupations that prevent their attend
ing during the regular school year
and desire to get a start in a legal
education, and from persons studying
law in offices who would like training
under professional teachers at a con
venient season: A circular about the
summer "and regular courses may be
had of D. Oi McGovney, room 303,
Law building, Urbana, 111. - " '
NEW COMPLAINT IS MADE
Moline Veterinary Is Defendant in
Case in County Court.
State's Attorney J.-.K. Scott today
filed in .the county, court an informa
tion charging Samuel R. Kennedy of
Moline with practicing veterinary
meuicme ana surgery without a re
corded license. ' The bail was fixed
at $200. Mr.- Kennedy is already un
der $200, bail on an indictment Certi
fied to the county court from the cir
cuit court, charging him with practic
ing as a veterinary without a license.
.. . , China Klta. . .-
Great ingenuity is displayed by the
Chinese In-the manufacture of kites.
Kites of the angular shape, common
among ourselves; are never- seen, the
designers representing at their , own
Bweet will flowers, birds, , fish and In
fact anything that may be found -on
the earth, or, in the waters under the
earth. .. Many of then: are extremely
beautiful and do infinite credit to the
artistic tastes of the people. ' Human
figures representing historical or myth
ical events are very , commonly ' used,
while emblems such as the double fish
and characters of . felicitous Import,
such, for example, as shoo (longevity)
and chl (good fortune), are favorite
subjects. , On some, of them musical
strings are so arranged that they emit
sounds of melody as they fly aloft .The
first ones so constructed are said to
.After a group of I have been Instrumental In saving an
'cappers' have, arranged bets .. the
'dub' fairly wipes the table with v his
-"...V ' . Plenty of Trouble
Is caused by stagnation' of the liver
and bowels. To get rid of It and head
ache and biliousness ' and the poison
that -brings jaundice, - take Dr. King's
New Life Pills, the reliable purifiers ; contending host took
that do tho work .without grinding or - sound and were destroyed horse, foot
griping. 25c at all druggists. I and 'dragoons. - "
army when In dire distress. The gen
eral .- commanding this - unfortunate
force, being hemmed in. by the enemy,
resorted to the stratagem of flying In
the . dead of night a number of kites
with musical strings so arranged as
to emit sounds resembling- the words,
"Beware of Han." tike the Syrians,
. at the noise of the chariot wheels, the
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mgnt at the
The Hpper room in the round tow?r
of the chateau of Montaigne, in rei-t-gord,
is practically unaltered since the
lord of the chateau housed his book
there and wrote his essays. On the
walls and on. tbe ceiling are traces of
the paintings that once adorned them.
A visitor to the. tower says in tbe Lou
don Globe: . . ,;. ,
' "On the ground .... floor was Mon
taigne's chapel, above were his bed
chamber and private apartments., while
on the third story was a beloved book
room. 'There,' , says ; the .. essayist, . 'I
turn over now one book and then an
other on various subjects without
method or design. One while I medi
tate, another I record and dictate, as I
walk to and ; fro, such whimsies u
these I present to you here.' The walk
ing to and fro seems to have been es
sential to production. Montaigne says
his thoughts slept if he sat still. His
fancy only went as .hi? , tegs moved.
Round the. walls of the room stood tb
ordered rahks .of books arranged ipon
five rows of shelves, while from the
three windows the peripatetic essayist
could not only overlook his own f ami
ty, and household concerns below, bat
could let his eyes range over fine and
varied prospects.' :, f'"
,- An Authority.
, Schoolteacher And now that ,,we
have finished discussing the lion and
the tiger, who can tell me about the
lynx? ..... v.. : ;'.,:--;
A painful i pause Finally a small
hand Is hesitatingly elevated
Teacher WelL Tommy, can you de
scribe the lynx) ; -Tommy
No'm, , . .-. l.t
r.TeacherThen, ,irhy . dl you raise '
your.nanai, ., ..v.t4 - - . , , ....v.
Tommy I thought WlUie Wuggles
could telL ; p ,., ; -. .
Teacher And, what made you think
WOlfe could describe the lypxt ..
Tpmmy-'Cause his brother's cad
die. London Globe. , .;. . . , . ,
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Many a Rock Islander WiiK Feel Grate
ful for This information. . "
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When urinary troubles set In, -
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so severe at times as to cause me to
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sick headaches and pains in my eyes
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I had consumed three boxes and by
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conscientiously say that I owe it to
Doan's Kidney Pills."
Plenty more proof like this from
Rock Island people. Call at .Harper
liouse pharmacy and ask what cus
tomers report. . ;
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Foster-Milburn company, Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
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. A 20 Year Sentence. - . '
"I have just completed a. 20, year
health sentence, imposed by Buckleu'a
Arnica Salve which cured me of bleed
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O. S. Woolever of LeRaysville,. N. Y.
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brows on straight and Is my wig prop
erly crumped? Valet-Yes, sir, but
your chest has slipped down a bit
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; $1.20 is the weekly payment on a
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