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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER, 1910
GRAND JURY NOW
HAS ALL OF OASES
Partial Report of Findings to
Be Returned in Court
NOT TO TRY GAMBLERS
Justice W. F. Schroeder Not to Hear
Evidence in Warrants Against
Bill burg and McBride.
H. M. Schrlver, assistant state's at
torney, ' said today that inasmuch as
all of the cases incident to prosecu
tione Inaugurated byxthe Law and Or
der league, are before the grand jury,
Justice W. F. Schroeder will not be
asked to hear the evidence on the
charges of keeping a public gaming
house under which A. W. Billburg and
H. E. McBride were arrested on war
rants sworn cut before Justice P. H
"Wells toy John H. Hauberg, the Mollne
It is possible the grand Jury will
make a partial report of its findings
to Judge "W. H. Oest in the circuit
court "by the end of the present week.
It is understood the jury is conducting
a searching inquiry into conditions re
vealed by the moral cleansing that
the city is being subjected to under di
rection of the Law and Order league,
and It is likely there will be an unus
ually oeavy batch of indictments re
Scott and Hulse, the Chicago investi
gators, who are in the employ of the
Law and Order league, have been
summoned before the jury to produce
their evidence, and this has covered
the gambling houses, the resorts
wherein liquor is dispensed without a
license, etc. The investigators, since
having "been assaulted on the streets
here following the raids upon the Turt
and Diamond gambling houses, have
been stopping at a hotel in Daven
port. The Investigators, in their
travels between their thotel and the
grand Jury room here, are furnished
the protection of two constables sup
plied by State's Attorney Maglll.
Cue Will Be I))mlrd, Probably.
It is likely that the cases wherein
S. C. Taylor and Constable August
Schmid are charged with larceny, mali
cious mischief, etc., offenses alleged
to have been committed in connection
with the gambling raids, will be dis
missed, Mr. Magill having served no
tices on the justices that he was not
In accord with such wholesaling of the
law,- and furthermore he did not want
any further warrants embodying state
charges issued without first consulting
LIEUT. GAMMON TO
LECTURE ON CHINA
Present Day Conditions In Orient to!
Be Described at Broadway
Arrangements have been made for
Lieutenant Charles F. Gammon of the
China staff of the American Bible so
ciety to deliver a lecture on "Present
Day China" at Broadway Presbyter
lan church, Friday, Oct. 7. The lec
turer waa formerly military instructor
at the imperial Chinese university, and
vice consul-general for the American
government at Tientsin. Mr. Gam
mon uses a unique collection of 100
etereopticon slides, made from his
original photographs taken throughout
Inland China. He also uses moving
pictures of street scenes, buying and
Belling, common scenes in daily life
etc. Ho has a fine moving picture film
of the funeral of the late emperor. The
lecture Is to be open to the general
public free of charge. The purpose is
to make the work of the Bible society
better known In the community.
Walter Hadsell died this morning at
the county Infirmary at Coal "Valley,
The remains were brought to the Knox
undertaking rooms this afternoon. The
funeral will be at 10 o'clock tomorrow
when yon visit
coolly proceed to
your larynx with
some of our rich and delicious
ice cream, fruit ice and Ice
cream soda water In all flavors.
Here's where you can "wallow
in December's snow while think
ing of fantastic summer heat.
Bring your best girl along and
the reaction of the cold on her
wiil be a warm place la
1716-1718 Second Avenue.
Guessing Contest in Aid of Unin
formed Legal Officials.
One domino table.
Two fancy tab tables.
One table about 8 feet long.
One long lunch table.
Foregoing are the articles seized in the recovery of
the A. W. Billburg gambling apparatus from the Boessler
storehouse on Fifteenth street. The writ was issued by
Justice George P. Nissen. It was secured by H. E. Mc
Bride, an associate of Billburg in the operation of the
gambling house on Twentieth street. The replevin papers
were served by Constable Simon Goldburg and the prop
erty was removed to Davenport and placed in storage by
. Justice Nissen, in his testimony in the court of Justice
P. H. Wells, when the hearing on the Billburg search
warrant was in progress, stated that he did not know that
McBride was to replevin gambling apparatus; neither
did he know that the August Schmid named in the papers
was a constable. As stated yesterday, it is urged that
there be a social gathering of the justices and constables
of this metropolis and that there be a brushing of elbows
and introductions, with all the lights on, in order that
they may know each other when they meet officially here
after. It is to be regretted that Justice Nissen's education
as to what constituted gamblers' tools has been so sadly
neglected in view of his having been so grossly taken ad
vantage of while in the discharge of the duties of his
When McBride told Justice Nissen that he wanted to
get back his 4,500 "checks," doubtless he needed them to
use in connection with "dealing" red hots over his "lunch
table.M While McBride did not go into details, possibly
a patron would buy more checks than he could eat out at
one "sitting" and would come back for a further nibble
when he got hungry. When one had his fill of wieners or
sinkers one would have the privilege of passing an undis
turbed hour at the "domino"table, one of the harmless di
versions afforded in the Billburg and McBride lunch
rooms. The 30 dice were at the disposal of those of the
younger folks still with a hankering for the old game of
"mumbly-peg.' The "tub tables" were filled with water
and gold fish.
Wishing to be of all possible assistance to Justice
Nissen and others of his contemporaries in our beautiful
city, The Argus is going to offer a number of handsome
prizes to those sending in the first correct definitions of
the articles of furniture enumerated in the famous Nis
sen replevin writ for the McBride and Billburg property.
Here are the offers:
What are "two fancy tub tables?" First prize, one of
Ella Wheeler Wilcox's latest heartpulling poems.
What is "one table about eight feet long?" First
prize, a beautifully striped Muscatine watermelon.
What is "one long lunch table?" First prize, photo
graph of the ferry Rock Island on a busy day in Decem
ber when the ice in the river is eight feet thick.
What is "one domino table?" First prize, interior
view of the sheriff's office (only one in captivity) on a
busy day when a lawyer for the Law and Order league is
asking for aid in raiding a gambling room.
What are "30 dice?" First prize, a hand-painted
winter swimming suit (can be used in open stream only).
What are "4,500 checks'?" First prize, a couple of
good nickel cigars (in the event a lady is winner she can
This contest is open to all. Even the gambling gentry
is not barred. In order to help those who may desire to
enter for the valuable prizes the following hints are
Nissen writ says:
Two fancy tub tables
Table eight feet long.
Long lunch table.
One domino table.
Craps shooters' tools.
morning from the Knox rooms,
burial in Chippiannock cemetery.
John Garvin, an aged resident of
Drurr township, passed away at his
home near Eliza, 111., at 11 o'clock
yesterday morning. Death was due
to senility. Mr. Garvin is survived
by two children, a daughter. Miss
Anna, residing at home, and a son,
Thomas Garvin, who resides near
LOSE WHAT WE NEVER HAD
Galesburg & Rock Island Traction
Company "Moves' Headquarters.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 29. (Special)
The Galesburg & Rock Island Trac
tion company of Rock Island certified
to the secretary of state today to a
change of the location of the princi
pal office from Rock Island to Gales
The loss to Rock Island Involved In
the change announced is nominal Inas
much as no office has ever been open
Dont Break Down.
Severe strains on the vital organs,
like strains on machinery cause break
downs. You can't over-tax stomach.
liver, kidneys, bowels or nerves with
out serious danger to yourself. If you
are weak or run-down, or under strain
of any kind, take Electric Bitters the
matchless tonic medicine. Mrs. J. B.
Van de Sande, of Kirkland, 111, writes:
"That I did not break down, while en
during a most severe strain, for three
months, is due wholly to Electric Bit
ters." Use them and enjoy health and
strength. Satisfaction positively guar
anteed. Fifty cents at all druggists.
PLAN TO ESCAPE
Property Owners, Served With
Notice by Law and Order
League, to Sell.
GET RENT AS "INTEREST"
Ingenious Plan to Place the Burden
of Defense Entirely Upon Those
it is understood mat some owners
who have been Berved with notice by
the Law and Order league that they
must cease renting property to be used
for Illegal purposes, are casting about
for a plan to evade the spirit of the
law and yet escape prosecution.
In certain cases negotiations are said
to have been opened for the sale of
property occupied by dives and gam
bling establishments to those who are
conducting the places, the plan being
for the purchaser to agree to pay an
exorbitant sum, but to give no cash
down. He will give a mortgage and
agree to pay the "interest," in amount
about the same as the rent now col
lected monthly In advance.
Foreclose on Default.
If he defaults, the mortgage will be
foreclosed and he will be ousted. In
this way, it is figured, the real owner
will he able to escape prosecution,
while the dive keepers and gamblers
will be left to hand together and put
up a "aerense" under the peculiar sys
tem that has lately come Into vogue la
TO PLAN CAMPAIGN
Rock Island County Democratic
Committee to Meet Tonight
at Turner Hall.
OFFICERS TO BE NAMED
Encouraging Outlook for Party Tick'
et and Aggressive and Concerted
Work Is Urged.
A meeting of the Rock Island county
democratic committee has been called
for this evening at 3 o'clock at Rock
Island Turner hall for the purpose of
completing the organization and dis
cussing plans for the campaign. Vic
tories over the country have encourag
ed democrats of the county to work all
the more aggressively this fall in the
hope of making a stronger showing
than usual at the polls in November,
The ticket contains the names of rep
resentative men, and with the growing
disposition to disregard party prefer
ences and choose men qualified for the
duties of the office they seek, the dem
ocrats see a hopeful outlook for their
candidates. It is urged that there be
a full attendance of committeemen at
the meeting this evening. The mem
bers of the county committee, as named
at the recent primary election, are as
Rock laland Members.
First Ward First precinct, J. J.
Lerch; second, Henry Kale.
Second Ward First, Andrew Lerch;
second, Emil Seidel.
Third Ward First, John Cahail;
second, John Schlemmer. third, Harry
Fourth Ward First, John W. Linn;
second, M. W. Battles.
Fifth Ward First, T. A. Pender;
second, George P. Stauduhar.
Sixth Ward First, Frank Entler;
second, Frank Meenan.
Seventh Ward First, Fred Han eke;
third, C. M. Gannon.
First Ward First precinct, T. E.
Charlberg; second, Charles Pahl.
Second Ward First, Ed Jones; Bec-
ond. Con Ryan.
Third Ward First, J. H. McBride.
Fourth Ward First, M. J. McEniry.
Fifth Ward First, Fritz Muench;
second, Andrew Olson.
Sixth Ward Third, C. S. Trevor.
Seventh Ward First, J. M. Coburn.
Cordova Edward Cool. ;
Coe A. Soddoris.
Canoe Creek J. M. Martin.
Zuma Charles Schafer.
Port Byron F. L. Morgan.
Hampton First, Joe Hermes; third,
M. A. Wainwright; fourth, H. W.
South Mollne D. Stewart.
South Rock Island First, Ed Sie-
mon; second, G. M. Lukens.
Black Hawk H. L. Franing.
Rural Drew Donaldson.
Edglngton Edward Kelly. , :-
Andalusia Otto Heinze.
Buffalo Prairie John Fuhr.
Drury J. H. Foster.
FOR NEGRO SUSPECT
Police Chief Bisant of Moline to Go
to Sheridan, Wyo., for" John
O. M. Bisant, chief of police of Mo
line, has applied to Governor C. S. De
neen for a requisition on the governor
of Wyoming for the delivery of John
Johnson, the negro under arrest at
Sheridan on suspicion of being con
nected with the murder of Edward Wy-
man in Moline. As soon as he secures
the necessary papers Chief Bisant will
go to Sheridan after the prisoner.
Johnson admits that he witnessed the
killing of Wyman, but disclaims any
further knowledge of the crime. Wy
man, before he died, said that he was
attacked by two negroes near his home,
and that when he resisted a command
to turn ovec-his money, one of the men,
both strangers to him, drew a revolver
and shot him. He died at the Molina
hospital a few hours after the shooting.
were made by delegates from Aus
tralia, Germany and Russia. ' Pinchot
will address the congress this after
G. W. Lauterbach, Jr., of Chicago Is
visiting friends here.
Mrs. D. J. Lightner of St. Louis is
visiting relatives here.
Carl Taylor has returned after an
extended visit through the north.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Meek of Cincin
nati are visiting with relatives here.
C. A. Jonson arrived here yesterday
from his home at Rockford for a visit
of several days.
. Mr .and Mrs. P. H. Wells left this
afternoon for a brief visit with rela
tives at Des Moines.
Miss Mabel Cor ken, who has been
visiting with relatives here for several
days, has returned to her home at Kan
Dr. and Mrs. C. W. MoGavren of
Missouri Valley, Iowa, enroute to Cal
ifornia, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs,
H. C. Connelly.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wagner, who
have been touring in Europe for sev
eral months, will sail tomorrow from
Liverpool, arriving home Oct 10.
Mrs. Minnie Peterson,. who has been
visiting with her sister, Mrs. Louis
Weckel, for several weeks, will leave
Saturday for her home at Kansas City.
Mrs. O. Anderson and son Raymond
of Englewood, who have been visiting
with relatives here for the past 10
days, have gone to Kansas City for a
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sharpe of Lex
ington. Ky., who have been visiting
with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Sharpe for
several weeks, left today for their
John Carse left yesterday for a brief
visit with relatives at Springfield. He,
with Mrs. Carse, who has been visiting
there several weeks, will return home
in a few days.
Mrs. John Gerdes of 610 Twenty-
fourth street and Mrs. Fred Wilson of
Moline have gone to Chicago, where
they will visit Mrs. Gerdes sister, Mrs.
Harry Blackmail, and Mrs. Wilson's
daughter, Mrs. Belle S wander.
Jtev. Alexander Bmitn, newly ap
pointed superintendent of the Rock Is
land district of tht Methodist confer
ence, has arrived in Rock Island and
is making arrangements for the remov
al of this family from Macomb to this
Dr. R". B. Williams, retiring pastor
of the First Methodist church, has re
turned frpm Pontlac and Normal. Rev.
Williams will leave next week for
Normal, where he will be stationed
during the coming year as superinten
dent of the Pontlac district of the
SUICIDE VICTIM IS
NOW OUT OF DANGER
Sherrard Girl, a Sufferer of Melan
cholia, Recently Paroled at
Miss May Sherrard, the Coal Valley
girl who drank poison in Spencer
square yesterday in an effort to de
stroy herself, was so much improved
at St. Anthony's hospital today that
the attending physicians pronounced
her out of danger. The young woman's
mother came in from Coal Valley today
and visited her at the hospital.
It develops that Miss Sherrard is a
sufferer of melancholia brought on by
a nervous collapse which she suffered
a few years ago. She was a patient for
a time at the Watertown hospital, and
was paroled last spring. Since then
she has been at her mother's home. Yes
terday the girl left home, saying she
was going for a visit to the city, giving
no Intimation that she was planning to
make away with her life. She proenred
the strychnine after her arrival In the
city. After her recovery, her mother
is to have the young woman returned
as a patient at Watertown.
STEINWAY IN DAVENPORT
H. Schmidt and Sons Company Ap
pointed Exclusive Agents.
This Is Steinway week at the music
house of the Schmidt Piano company,
Brady street, Davenport. The com
pany has just been appointed the ex
clusive representatives for this piano,
known as the world's standard. This
week is to be a gala one at the store
and the company extends an Invita
tion to every teacher and music lov
er of the tri-cities and community to
visit the store and examine and play
the Steinway. The company now
handles five of the 14 greatest makes
of pianos made, the Steinway, the
Weber, Steck, Lawson and Blaslus,
together with the Lyon & Healy pi
ano, which is now included in their
The company receives the agency
for the Steinway and Lyon & Healy
because of the methods it entertains
in selling. Forty-eight years in bus-
ness is the record of the H. Schmidt
& Son company, and it is but reason
able that they should receive such
distinction. Way back in 1862 at
Muscatine was established one of the
first music houses in the state of Iowa.
At that time only mouth harps and
accordeons were handled, but later
on organs and square pianos were
added to the stock, when these in
struments first came .on the market.
This is the opening of the sixth year
of the company in Davenport and
wonderful strides have been taken
by the copcern in that time. It has
always been the policy of the founder
of the concern, Herman Schmidt, Sr.,
to handle and sell nothing but the
best and thus it is that the company
controls the sale locally of the above
The business is carried on entirely
by the father and five sons, Herman
Schmidt, Sr., president; Ernest
Schmidt of Chicago, vice president;
Julius A. Schmidt, secretary-treasur
er; Carl C. Schmidt, manager of the
Muscatine store; Edward A., and
Herman, Jr., in charge of the Dav
HOLDS UP WOMAN
Mrs. Clajra Duisdiecksr Has
Purse Snatched at 7 O'clock
. in the Evening.
ATTACKED ON 11TH AVENUE
Victim Screams but Thief Gets Away
With Property, Only to Be
' ' ' Caught Later.
Walter Jackson, a negro purse
snatcher, was arrested last night a
short time after -he had held up Mrs,
Clara Duisdlecker and robbed her of
her pocketbook, containing a gold
watch and several dollars In silver.
He was held to the grand Jury this af
ternoon on charges of highway robbery
and he went to Jail in default of bail.
About 7 o'clock last evening Mrs,
Duisdlecker left her home, 1128 Four
teenth-and-a-half street, and started
down town in company with a young
girl. When they turned east on Elev
enth avenue to go over to Fifteenth
street and get a Long View car, the
negro made his appearance out of the
darkness and followed them. He hur
riedly overtook them, and as he did
so he seised Mrs. Duisdlecker and
grabbed hold of her hand bag. She
clung to it, and commenced screaming,
but the leather grip on the bag broke
and the assailant got away with it.
BMei It la Alley.
He made his way to a dark place in
an alley nearby, and there he opened
the bag and extracted the contents, af
ter which he hid the pocketbook under
some loose stones and tin cans. In the
meantime the frightened woman's
screams had attracted attention and
neighbors rushed to her assistance.
The police were notified of the rob
bery. Rev. Marion Humphreys stated
that a short time before the robbery
he bad seen a suspicious looking negro
whom he thought might be the man,
and he gave the fellow's description to
the officers, who at once started a city-
wide search for him. Officers Krebs
and Nellson found Jackson in the vi
cinity of Twenty-sixth street, and he
and another negro, Robert Lee, who
was with him, were taken to the police
Confeaaea t h Deed.
The gold watch and the money were
found In Jackson's possession, and
there remained nothing for him to da
but confess to having robbed Mrs. Duia
dlecker. The other negro had nothing
to do with the theft, apparently, and he
will be released, probably.
The victim of the -negro bandit
engaged in teaching Bchool at the Trl-
City Business college. She was on her
way to the school when the holdup oc
Earlier in the evening a young lady
who was walking out Fifteenth street
discovered she was being followed by
a negro, and when she came to the drug
store on the corner of Eleventh avenue
she stopped In there until he either
desisted or until she could get some
one to accompany her home. It was at
this time that Rev. Humphreys came to
the assistance of the girl and took her
home. The negro made no trouble for
Some women do their own sham
pooing. Few of them do it right.
At best It tests their patience and
takes a lot of time. It Isn't un
usual to see a woman sitting la
the sun waiting for her hair to
dry. How needless. Why not
come to our establishment and
have your shampooing done by
experts who make a specialty of
this work. They are sure Co
know shampooing from A to Z.
If they did not, we would not
keep them. It would be super
fluous to tell you the benefits to
be had from a good shampoo. A
perfectly clean scalp and the best
hair cleaning you ever had.
Chiropody a specialty.
Young & McCombs
Co-Operative Store Co.
Rock Island, UL
LABOR FEDERATION MEETS
Plans for State Convention Here Next
Month to Be Discussed.
At a meeting of the Tri-City La
bor Federation to be held this even
ing at the headquarters In the Rock
Island Industrial home, the commit
tee appointed, at the meeting at
which the two central bodies of Rock
Island and Davenport were merged
CORNS REMOVED WITH
Ingrowing and club nails suc
Body and Facial Massage
Full line of hair goods.
Switches made of combings.
VIOLA B. BENNAGE
1827 2d Ave. Rock Island
Old Phone 063.
under the present name will nresent
Its report for consideration. If Is
proposed also to plan for the enter
tainment of the delegates to the con
vention of the Illinois Federation of
Labor to be held In this city next
"Can be depended upon" Is an ex
pression we all like to hear, and when
It is used In connection with Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedv it means that It never falls to
cure diarrhoea, dysentery or bowel
complaints. It is pleasant to take and
equally valuable for children and
adults. Sold by all druggists.
Pinchot Speaks at Pueblo.
Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 29. Interest in
the irrigation congress turned this
moralncc ta foreign reports. Addresses
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio.
We, the undersigned, have known F,
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions, and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
WALDING, KINMAN & MARVIN,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Onlo.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken intern
ally, acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Testi
monials sent free. Price, 75 cents per
bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Not a minute should he lost when a
child shows symptoms of croup. Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy given as soon
as the child becomes hoarse or even
after the croupy cough appears will
prevent the attack. Sold by all druggists.
Making Tailored Suits and
O'Coats to tell you all we
would like to.
But Ask the Boys
They will tell you all about OUR
PERFECT FITS, ALL WOOL LINE
and REASONABLE PRICES.
Also Ask About
Our Cleaning, Pressing and Repair
1628 Second Avenue ,
Next Door to Bijou