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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1910.
M'BRIDE CASE IS
AGAIN PUT OVER
Hearing on Gambling Writ Now
Set for Oct. 18 in Smith's
IN CHANGE FROM NISSEN
In Meantime "Tools," Otherwise the
"Lunch Tables," Are in Storage
Hearing on the writ of replevin
upon which H. E. McBrlde recovered
possession of his gambling tools, af
ter they had been seized on a search
warrant In the hand3 of Constable
August Schmid, again was continued
today until Oct. 18. Magistrate C.
J. Smith, to whom a change of venue
was taken from Justice G. P. Nlssen,
Informed the attorneys that he was
too busy with other court business
to give attention to the gambling
case at this time, although both
Bides indicated a desire to proceed,
and accordingly he fixed the contin
McBrlde and his associate, A. W.
Billbnrg, the latter proprietor of the
Park saloon. 221 Twentieth street,
over which the gambling room was
operated, were on hand In NIssen's
court at 9 o'clock this morning
ready for the hearing on the replevin
writ. They fwere accompanied by
John Looney, the attorney for the
gamblers. Constable Schmid was
present with John H. Hauberg, who
has been acting as attorney for the
Rock Island Law and Order league.
Hauberg: Ak Change.
The change of venue was asked
by Mr. Hauberg and was granted af
ter the usual formalities had been
observed. The writ which McBrlde
Is seeking to defend was issued by
Justice Niissen. McBride, in the
writ, described his property as fol
lows: Two fancy tub tables.
One table about eight feet long.
One long lunch table.
. One domino table.
Pour thousand five hundred and
In securing the writ a bond in the
sum of $400 waa given, with Mc
Brlde and Simon Lewis as sureties.
Constable Simon Goldberg served the
replevin. It was directed against
Constable Simon Goldberg served the
session of the outfit, which was in
storage at the Roessler store rooms
on Fifteenth street, opposite the
county court house. The McBride
Blllburg resort was raided on Sept.
17 upon a search warrant Issued by
Justice J. H. Cleland. The gaming
In a scientific manner.
Opposite Harper House.
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fixtures are now in storage in Dav
enport. Holding tbe Bank Roll.
The gamblers in the justice court
proceedings have contended that the
"tools" were not iu use for some
time previous to the raids. Strange
as it may seem, the raiders found
$370 in the McBride-Blliburg gam
bling room the day it was visited.
This was the bank roll and the gam
blers have been fighting desperately
to regain possession of tbe money,
realizing thatit is the most damag
ing evidence "against them in con
troventlon of the ridiculous stand
that they are assuming to take that
they have not recently been plying
their thieving practices in the city.
The bank roll is on deposit in a lo
cal bank, and is being held under
orders of the state's attorney until
after the grand Jury Indictments
against the gamblers are disposed of
In the circuit court. Four of the
men who have been in charge of lo
cal gambling houses were indicted by
the September grand Jury.
Justice Nlssen claims that he did
not know that gambling tools were
described by McBride in the writ the
latter obtained In the Nlssen court.
However, Constable Schmid has a re
ceipt, given him at the Roessler
storehouse, that ought to serve to
enlighten Justice Nlssen or any one
else that might be in doubt as to
the character of the McBride-Bill-burg
Planning? to Resume.
It is known that the gamblers are
planning to resume operations full
blast in Rock Island. They propose
remaining and paying whatever fines
are assessed against them, but they
will battle for the preservation of
their "tools." These latter are now
safely stored in Davenport. They
include roulette wheels, faro, craps
and poker tables, chips, dice, cards,
etc., the whole valued at several
thousand dollars. The fraternity
here Is organized as it never has
been before in this section of the
country. Even Davenport in its
palmiest days has been faded in this
respect. The gams have a "slush"
fund, and it will be apportioned gen
erously where it will accomplish the
greatest a!dJn buying Immunity.
The gamblers have openly asserted
that they have been paying "license"
here and they are looking to the in
dividuals who have been receiving
the graft to see them through their
present unpleasantness. The gam
blers are not to be blamed for the
stand that they are taking In Rock
Island today. They have been doing
business under the protection of the
agents of the law. If they had not
been they would have flown the city
at the first Intimation of prosecu
tions. They know in their own minds
that they have no legal grounds to
support them, but they feel, and
rightfully so, from their viewpoint,
that inasmuch as the people that
ought to know the law better than
they do have told them to remain
pat, they will obey and put it up to
the "fixers" who have been getting
the money that they have been sit
ting up o nights to win to see them
out of their difficulties.
One Grow Peevtuh.
That's the real situation in Rock
Island today. If you have any doubt
of it, just keep your eyes on the var
ious and mysterious moves that will
be made in the next few weeks. Fur
thermore, at least one of the gam
bling house operators has been grow
ing a trifle impatient at being oblig
ed to wait bo long without action and
last week he began quietly resuming
play at the old stand. The poker
tables are going nightly, as of yore,
and It is expected that the "long lunch
table" and the "domino table" will
be spirited back one of these nights.
HIT HUMAN TARGETS
South Hock Islanders Are Peppered
While in Pasture on the F. J.
Careless hunters, shooting appar
ently rather to hear the reports of the
guns than with the object of hitting
anything, peppered a party of South
Rock Islanders on the farm of F. J.
Bachmann on Thirty-eighth street yes
terday. Mr. Bachmann and Carl Wal
heim were both struck by stray No. 6
shots, but not seriously Injured. Sev
eral shots were fired in a short space
of time and had it not happened that
those struck had their backs toward
the hunters they might have been
struck in the face and seriously hurt.
Three men who were seen In the vi
cinity carrying guns and apparently
all more or less under the influence
of liquor are believed to have done the
In the Police Court.
Dan McLean was sentenced to 40
days in the county Jail by Police Mag
istrate C. J. Smith this morning. The
charge was disorderly conduct. Mc
Lean was arrested Saturday night
while drunk, and as he had no money
with which to pay a fine, he was
Ed Ormes was fined $2 and costs,
Harry Boldt $3 and costs, and Wil
liam Lester $3 and costs. All three
had Imbibed too freely. They paid
Licensed to Wed.
Emiel Hauman .Rock Island
Miss Marie L. Bolline ....Rock Island
Walter Saddoris Port Byron
Miss Anna L. Olin Port Byron
Charles A. Moss Davenport
Miss Mary E. Lee Centerviile
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PROGRAM OF THE
Parade to Be Opening1 Feature
of Convention of Next Week
in Rock Island.
WELCOME BY HARRY STROM
Mayor Will Speak in Behalf of City
Four Days to Be Devoted to .-
Business of Gathering.
Yesterday morning at Rock Island
Industrial Home hall the committee
of the Trl-City Federation of Labor
which is arranging the program for
the convention of the state federation
in this city next week, met and brought
the program, which has been under
way for some time, to completion. It
is as follows:
Tuesday, Oct. 18. Parade. Line of
march from New Harper south on
Nineteenth street to Third avenue,
west to Fifteenth street, north to Sec
ond avenue, east trj Twentieth street,
south to Fourth avenue, east to Twenty-first
street and north to Third ave
nue, where the parade will disband at
In the. afternoon P. J. Carlson, chair
man of the convention committee, will
call the meeting to order and will in
troduce Harry Strom, president of the
Tri-City Federation of Labor, who will
open the meeting with brief remarks.
Rev. J. L. Vance, pastor of the United
Presbyterian church, will offer prayer.
Mayor G. W. McCaskrln will deliver
an address of welcome, to which E. R.
Wright, president of the State Federa
tion of Labor, will respond. The
meeting will then be open for business.
In the evening there will be an en
tertainment and luncheon for the vis
Trolley Ride for Visitor.
Wednesday, Oct. 19. A business ses
sion will be held in the morning. Com
mittees of the convention will be nam
ed. They will meet in the afternoon.
Others not appointed on the commit
tees will board special cars for a trol
Thursday. Oct. 20. The entire day
will be devoted to sessions for the
women who represent labor organiza
tions. Friday, Oct 21. Business session.
Officers will be named and all other
business will be transacted.
A special meeting of the Tri-CIty
Federation of Labor will be held Wed
nesday evening at Industrial hall. Im
portant business Is to come before this
meeting, and a large attendance is de
sired. Social Events
Women's Club Mrt8.
The opening meeting of the Wo
men's club of Mollne was held Sat
urday afternoon, Mrs. J. J. Dorgan
of Davenport being in charge. After
the business nieeting an excellent
musical program was rendered. Very
interesting talks on vacation trips
elljr EJrrii in iljr
United Presbyterian The Kate" Hill
missionary meets with Mrs. Buettner,
522 Twenty-fourth street.
The Men's league meets at 7:30
Wednesday evening at the church.
The Women's missionary society
meets at the parsonage Wednesday
evening at 7:30.
The regular meeting of the Young
People's society will be held Thurs
day evening at the parsonage.
The Ladies' Aid society meets at the
church Friday afternoon.
Broadway Presbyterian The month
ly meeting of the Helen Mills circle
will be held tomorrow afternoon at
3:30 at the home of Miss Florence Mc
Combs, 842 Nineteenth street.
Mid-week prayer services will be
held Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Ruth's hand will meet in the Sun
day school rooms Friday evening in
annual meeting. Scupper will be serv
ed at 6:30. Each member of the so
ciety will bring one guest. Mrs.
George C. Bruce of Mediapolis, Iowa,
fprmer missionary in the Chinese field,
will be the principal speaker. The pro
gram, which is now. in preparation,
will follow the supper.
South Park Chapel Junior services
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4
o'clock. At the prayer services at
7:30. S. D. Cleland will talk on "Im
pressions of Gettysburg Battlefield."
The Woman's guild will meet Thurs
day afternoon at the chapel.
Memorial Christian Tonight at
7:30 the Brotherhood will meet at the
Prayer services will be held Wed
nesday evening at 7:30.
The Ladles' Aid society will meet
from 10 o'clock Thursday morning till
2 o'clock in the afternoon for special
The choir will meet Thursday even
ing at 7:30 for rehearsal. .
The teachers' training class will
meet Friday evening at 7:30 at the
home of Mrs. Wells, 1111 Fourteenth
Spencer Memorial The monthly
business and social meeting of the Ep
worth league will be held this even
ing at 7:80 at the church. Important
business will he transacted.
The bible study class will meet to
morrow evening at 7:30 at the church.
The Sunday school board will meet
Wednesday evening at 7:30 at the
church to transact important business.
The Woman's Home. Missionary so
were given by a number of the la
dies. Mrs. J. R. Kimball of this city
spoke on her Mexican trip, telling
of the mummies-seen there, also the
palaces, silver mines and huts of the
Collegiate Alumni Meets.
Mrs. II. A. Weld entertained the
Collegiate alumni at her home Sat
urday afternoon. About 25 members
were present. Four new members
were voted in. Committees for the
year were appointed, but no definite
plans of work were decided upon.
Ladies' Chorus to Meet.
The ladies' chorus of the . Rock
Island Musical club will meet at the
Harper house tomorrow afternoon at
3 o'clock for first rehearsal. AH
members are requested to be pres
ent and any new members desirous
of joining the chorus.
The meeting of the O. E. S. Sew
ing circle, announced for tomorrow
afternoon at the home of Mrs. W.
H. Schillinger, 2920 Thirteenth ave
nue, has been postponed one week.
DEAN QUINN URGES
UNITY IN LAW &10VE
Pastor of St. Joseph's Further Com
ments on Defiance of Gam
blers in City.
Dean J. J. Quinn, in his sermon of
yesterday morning at St. Joseph's
church, further impressed upon the
members of his congregation the crisis
through which their city was passing
In dealing with the lawless element,
as Instanced by the resistance the lat
ter were making in the courts to the
end that they may triumph and be per
mitted to continue to defy decency and
morality. Dean Qulnn inferred from
the boldness of the gamblers and their
ilk that they did not mean to give any
heed to public sentiment so long as
they were able to win a favorable wink
from the officials whom the people had
elected to protect their property and
homes. It was a time when all Chris
tian men and women should stand
shoulder to shoulder and work for the
cleansing of the city.
CAUSE OF SUICIDE
Matthias Kelloher, Formerly of Mo
lLne, Drinks Carbolic Acid at
Brooding over troubles that had
resulted in his separation from his
wife and 8-year-old son, Matthias
Kelleher ended his life yesterday by
drinking carbolic acid at the home
of his father in Keokuk. Kelleher
was married nine years ago in Mo
line to Miss Jessie Frazier. They
resided In Mollne for a time and
then moved to Davenport. Mrs. Kel
leher and her son, according to Keo
kuk relatives, were last heard from
in Davenport, and the police of the
latter city have been asked to locate
the suicide's wife and notify her of
his death.- ;
(City (Eltitrrlf re
ciety will meet Thursday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. J. R. Cowden, 1335
Prayer services wiir &e held Thurs
day evening at 7:30.
The choir will meet Friday evening
The annual rally day services will
be observed in the Sunday school and
church services next Sunday.
Second Christian Chapel The La
dies' Aid society will meet at the
chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2
A pumpkin pie sociable will be
held Friday evening at the chapel and
will be under the auspices of the La
dies' Aid society. A musical and lit
erary program will be ,given. Some
stereopticon views will be shown.
Third Christian Chapel At 7:30 this
evening the Loyal Daughters' class
will hold a business and social meet
ing at the home of Miss Bonnie Mins
man. Thirty-ninth street and Four
The Dorcas society, organized last
week, will meet Thursday afternoon at
2:30 with Mrs. C E. Moore, 4315 Four
teenth avenue. The constitution will
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IN CIGAR STORE
John N. Lempfert Surrenders
Cash and Diamond at the
Point of a Revolver.
THREE PULL OFF THE JOB
Enter Establishment on Twentieth
Street at 10:30 in Evening No
Clew to Robbers.
John N. Lempfert, proprietor of a
cigar store on Twentieth street, was
the victim of a bold holdup last night
at 10:30. A diamond stud and $33 in
cash were taken from him by three
men who entered his atore and robbed
him at the point of a revolver.
Shortly before the holdup two men
entered the store and purchased to
bacco. Mr. Lempfert noticed that one
of them eyed very closely the diamond
stud which he wore in his tie, but his
suspicions were not aroused to any
great extent. A few minutes later the
two men returned with a third and
one of them went to a closet in the
rear of the room. He made an ex
cuse for calling Mr. Lempfert back
there and one of the men went back
with him. When he reached the clos
et, a revolver was poked under his
nose and he was ordered to hoist his
hands and face the wall.
Work Dou Quickly.
The robbers had the drop on him and
he had to obey. They made short work
of going through his pockets after tak
ing the diamond stud from his tie; In
fact they went through ;him bo quick
ly that they overlooked some bills
which he had on his person. The third
man of the party had in the meantime
tapped the cash drawer and obtained
$33. He, too, was in, a hurry, and
dropped $1.10 on the floor, where it
was found this morning. Lempfert In
the meantime was compelled to stand
with his face to the wall at the rear
of the store. Tbe whole Job took but
a minute and then the three robbers
walked out of the store and disap
peared. Lempfert hurriedly notified
the police, but they were unable to
get any trace of the men.
be adopted and other important busi
The boys' class, conducted by A. D.
Hermann, will hold a social meeting
Thursday evening at 7:30.. The meet
ing will be held at the Third mission
hall and all boys between the ages
of 10 and 15 years of age are invited.
Organization will be effected.
First Methodist The official board
will meet this evening at 7:30 at the
The Daughters of the Covenant will
meet with Mrs. F. K. Rhoads, 1032
Twenty-first street, this evening at
Mid-week prayer services will be
held Wednesday evening.
The October coffee of the Ladles'
Aid society will be held at the home
of Mrs. Swain Pearson, 1114 Twenty
first street Friday afternoon at a
Choir rehearsal Saturday evening at
At the Sunday school and church
services next Sunday morning the an
nual rally day will be observed. Spe
cial programs have been arranged for
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
for business and work Friday after
noon at the home of Mrs. Charles
Lutes. Business of special importance
will be transacted.
First Baptist Prayer services will
be held Wednesday evening at 7:30
and will be followed by a meeting of
the Sunday school teachers.
Friday afternoon the Ladies' Aid
society will meet in the church parlors
for work. v
Edgewood Baptist The Ladies' Aid
society will meet Wednesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock at the church for work.
Prayer services will be held Thurs
day evening at 7:30.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
with Mrs. Holtz, Moline, Friday after
noon. The ladies are to meet at the
home of Mrs. Dooley, Forty-fifth street
and Seventh avenue in time to go on
the blue line car at 2 o'clock.
Rally day will be observed Sunday,
Oct. 30, in the Sunday school and
Grace English Lutheran The For
ward society, will meet this evening
with Miss Alma Bergendahl, 150 Rail
road avenue, Moline.
A meeting of the special committee
will be held In the lecture room of the
church tomorrow evening.
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 the
Woman's Home and Foreign Mission
ary society will meet at the home of
Mrs. E. F. Bartholomew, 741 Thirty
The confirmation class will meet
Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. Pray
er services will be held at 8 o'clock.
A pie sociable will be held under the
auspices of the Acme sooiety Thurs
day evening in the lecture room of the
Central Presbyterian Wednesday
afternoon from 3 to 6 the Ladies' Aid
society will serve coffee at the home
of Mrs. Henry Arndt, 1238 Fifteenth
Mid-week prayer services will be
held at the chapel Wednesday even
ing at 7:30.
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October. The greatest of
our sales have always teen our An
nual October Sales;.
Usually we have devoted one
week to the real celebration and the balance
of the month to bargaining and selling hard
and fast. This year we decided to make a
whole month of the gaities and ceremonies
and after one week of our 40th Anniversary
Sale we plunge deep into festivities cele
brating the beginning of our 41st year's
business in Rock Island. The tremendous
stocks, the greater varieties, the free enter
tainment, the better bargains at this sale are
making it a crowning success.
It's bargains from the minute
you enter the door until the time of your
departure bargains, bargains everywhere
from top to bottom this store serves you
better than any other. The success of this
store is your success. The more successful
"yur store'1 the greater your dividends.
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SUITS NOW TOTAL '
OVER HALF MILLION
Another Action Begun Against Vis
itation Sisters in Federal
Court at Peoria.
Another suit was filed in tbe United
States court at Peoria Saturday
against the unfortunate Sisters of Vis
itation bf Rock Island.
At the last term of court a Judgment
was rendered against the same Insti
tution for $10,000 and for the coining
term three other suits have been filed.
These are all due to the peculiar finan
cial Juggling of P. J. Kieran of Pitts
burg, Pa., who Involved several Roman
Catholic institutions in debt in the
course of his speculations and that at
RocR Island was the heaviest sufferer.
It Is stated that the Judgments against
that one Institution, if all are realized,
will aggregate $600,000.
The 6uit filed Saturday Is to recover
$10,000 and Is for a draft or bill of ex
change which Kleran drew on Jan. 29,
1908, payable to the order of himself
and which he induced Mother Agnes
to endorse. The draft Is now in the
possession of the Assets Realization
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We carry everything In furs, ladles' and gents': making repairing
ahd altering furs under my personal supervision.
A WORD A BO IT GLOVES We have the largest stock of ladles'
and gents' gloves, automobile gloves, street gloves. In fact every
thing made in gloves.
BENNETT, The Furrier
1619 Second Avenue.
at this store
and all through.
should come and
L. S. McCabe & Co.
and as Kleran is bankrupt, they now
sue the endorser.
AT THE Y. M. C. A.
C. D. McLane was a speaker at the
B. G. M. yesterday, giving an Instruc
tive talk on the story of the prophet
Amos. Clarence Fox rendered special
music. There was the usual good at
tendance of tbe boys.
This evening the annual meeting of
the Y. M. C. A. will be held for the
election of directors and hearing of
reports and other business. Members
of the association have been asked to
be present promptly at 7:30.
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N. B. Langley, Madison, Wis.,- says:
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doctors and many remedies without
any relief whatever until I procure!
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In a few hours th,e pain was relieved
and in three days the rheumatism was
completely cured and I was at work,"
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