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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1911.
CIGAR STORE IS
SCENE OF A RAID
Sheriff Finds Stiff Poker Game
in ProgTesg With Profes
sionals Sitting in.
SEVEN ARE UNDER ARREST
Proprietor and Six Inmates Plead
Guilty and Pay Fines for
Sheriff O. L Bruner received know
ledge yesterday afternoon that a num
ber of professional gamblers were
Cocking back into the city and in or
der that they might labor under no
misunderstanding as to where he
stands, he made a little raid as a
gentle hint to the fraternity that they
Rill not be tolerated here. The raid
was upon a cigar store, where the
sheriff understood a pretty stiff poker
Came was In progress. With Depu
ties George Siemon and "Walter Kit
tilsen, he visited H. P. Yingling'u
llaxe, 225 Twentieth street, saorrly
before midnight. Deputy Kittilben
went to the rear door and the sher
iff and Deputy Siemon walked in the
front way and notified the men found
there that they were under arrest. In
the crowd were two of the profession
al gamblers whom the sheriff was aft
er In particular, but both made their
getaway later on when they found an
PARAPHERNALIA I TAKEN.
In the room was found 240 decks of
cards, hundreds of poker chips, and
two poker tables with "kitties" at
tached to them. All this stuff was
confiscated by the sheriff. The six
men who were caught in the place, to
gether with the proprietor, were ta
ken to the sheriff's office, where war
rants charging them with vagrancy
w-ere sworn out before Police Magis
trate C. J. Smith. All of the inmate3
excepting Yingllng gave ficticious
names and plead guilty and paid fines
of $5 and costs. The proprietor paid
$25 and costs tan a vagrancy charge
and a similar fine on a charge of con
ducting a gambling house.
OWNER ALSO ARRESTED.
Mrs. Rosa Albrecht, owner of
the property in which the cigar
Btore Is located, was arrested also by
order of the sheriff, the charge being
that Bhe had rented the place for un
lawful purposes. She gave bonds and
was released, her case being set for
trial before Magistrate Smith this aft
ernoon. It Is the Intention of the sher
iff to go after the owners of buildings
who rent them out to gamblers or oth
ers of similar calibre and to make it
so hot for them that they win hesi
tate about renting them for such pur
Several complaints had been made
to the teheriff within the last two
weeks and one man charged that he
had lost $108 at the cigar store while
several others reported losses of
from $50 to $75. The game was sup
posed to be a quiet little affair, but
gradually the professionals had work
ed into it, and according to the sheriff,
had tvegnn the using of marked cards.
When the raid was -made, one fel
low sneaked upstairs, in an effort to
evade arrest, but he was followed by
Deputy Kittilen, who located him de
spite the fact that the place was In
total darkness. The follow was grasp
ed by the coat collar and hauled down
stairs again. The two who got awar
took advantage of Sheriff Bruner when
he turned his back on them for a min
ute !n order to telephone for an ex
press wagon to haul away the stuff
which had been confiscated. He couid
not follow them because there was no
one left to watch the remaining siz
RAID NOT PREMEDITATED.
The sheriff stated this morning that
the raid was not decided upon until
he and his deputies reached thi
place. The three loft the sheriff's of
fice earlier in the evening to visit a
saloon into which the Lincoln clib
moved sometime ago and where it
was reported big doings were slated
for last night. The place was quiet
enough and the sheriff and deputies
returned down town They then de
cided to visit the Yingiing store and
see what was going on, and when tbey
got a tip that a game was in 'progress
in which professionals were sitting
they planned the raid.
Judge R. W. Olmsted Sustains
Objections of Fifth Avenue,
WANTS TO REMOVE JOG
City Takes Initiative by Moving to
Condemn Ten Feet of Prop
Local Lodge Organizes in Prepara
tion for Trade Week in
Committee chairmen for the Moose
trade week celebration were appointed
at a meeting of Rock Island lodge last
night as follows:
Moose and Fraternal Parades John
Parade of Cities Thomas Hughes.
Program F. H. Hill.
Automobile Parade John Sullivan.
Floral Parade F. J. Bartsch.
Industrial Parade J. W. Cavanaugh.
Decorations and Window Displays
R. S. Berry.
Queen Contest James R. Reynolds.
Contributions E. S. Foust.
The ladies auxiliary of the lodge
will be in charge of the country store.
Much interest is being manifested by
the members In the celebration, and
the biggest week in the history of
local Moosedom is looked forward to.
The committees were all instructed to
do everything in their power to make
the celebration a success, not only as
an entertainment, but as booster week
In general for Rock Island merchants.
At the conclusion of the meeting Man
ager Tobin addressed the lodge, ex
plaining the needs of the members' as
sistance and cooperation.
Judge R. W. Olmsted, In the county
court, this morning sustained the ob
jections to the petition of the city of
Moline for the widening of Fifth ave-
tr.ue. Fifteenth to Eighteenth streets.
There is a jog in the avenue between
the points mentioned. The city. In
order to establish uniformity, sought
to condemn 10 feet of property on the
south side of the thoroughfare, thus af
fording a 70-foot street.
Several new business buildings are
planned there, and the interests pro
moting these improvements desired a
wider street, inasmuch as Fifth avenue
i gives promise of becoming the princi
pal business thoroughfare of the city.
In response to these representations
the city council instituted the court
action, and immediately a storm arose.
It was led by the owners of the Peo
ple's Savings Bank & Trust company.
A LI. OWNERS SIGN.
Owners of all of the property be
tween Fifteenth and Eighteenth streets
on both sides of the avenue 6lgned the
objecting petition, contending that
more harm than benefit to their hold
ings would result in the event the pro-.
ject was carried through. It is under
stood the objectors are willing to
acquiesce if' the city extends the wid
ening west to Twelfth street.
is from Galesburg and before Judge
R. w. Olmsted could summon a com
mission to examine into the patient's
mental condition, it was necessary to
get authority from the county judge oi
Knox county. The commission con
sisted" of Drs. F. P. Clarke and M. C.
Hawley. both of the institution, and
SPAT ON ANOTHER;
$15 FOR PRIVILEGE
George Yocum Fined in Police Court
on Complaint of A. McBride-
IIve Quarrel in Street.
WIZARD, IS DEAD
Former Three Cushion World's
Champion Expires in Chi
UNDERGOES AN OPERATION
Weakened Cor dition Unable to With
stand Sho k Leaves Widow
and yix Children.
The Big Carnival of Discounts
lOK, 20?, 25 and 3310
Closes Saturday night. Get your
share of the big savings. Come
Saturday and in the morning, if
you can. Hurry, hurry.
Specials for Saturday
Moore's Meat Market
1230 Elm Street
William H. Citton, a Rock Island
er who once held the three-cushion
billiard championship of the world.
died this morning in the Lakeside
hospital, Chicago, of shock follow
ing. an operation which he submitted
to as the last resort to forestall an
ailment that had been troubling him
several years. " The operation was
performed Tuesday. Owing to his
weakened physical condition there
was only one chance in a dozen that
he would survive the shock, but Cat
ton decided to take that one chance.
And he lost.
"Billy" Catton was born In Salem,
Iowa. May 10, 1859. He came to
this city when he was 10 years old.
As a boy he displayed adeptness in
the mastery of the cue, becoming
proficient both as a pool and bil
liard performer. It was as a billiard
1st that he developed, however. He
met all comers in the local halls, and
his reputation spread beyond his
home, resulting in challenges from
professionals in other sections of
THREE TRIPS ABROAD.
Many of these were defeated here
by Catton. and in a few years he was
recognized as one of the American
stars. Ho participated fn matches in
New York, Chicago, London and
Paris, making three trips "abroad.
His specialty was as three-cushion
carom performer. At this style of
play he issued a world challenge and
for a number of years held the cham
pionship. Catton some years ago conducted
a saloon and billiard room on Eigh
teenth street in this city, and brought
here the players of the country, in
cluding Schaefer Slosson, Sutton
and others equaliy celebrated. Af
ter selling his local interests Catton
again entered tournaments In the larger
cities. His latest venture was In a
pool hall In Oklahoma City. - ,
WIDOW A D MX CHILDREN.
William H. Catton and Miss Mary
Kelly of Davenport were married
Aug. 1 1, 1885. The widow survives,
with 6ix children: Marian, Adele, ;
Louise, Marcus, Blanche and Wil-i
liam, Jr.. all at the home, 1415 Fifth
avenue, Flock Island. The body will I
be brought to the city for Inter
Because, he spat in the face of A.
McBride, after having assanlted him,
George Yocum, who resides In the
east end of the city, was this morn
ing fined $15 and costs in the court
of Police Magistrate C. J. Smith. Yes
terday afternoon, according to the
testimony, Yocum was returning
from Rock Island arsenal where he
is employed, and was carrying some
bundles which he had purchased on
the way. He stopped at the corner
of Forty-fourth street and Seventh
avenue and there awaited MoBride.
When McBride approached, Yocum,
according to his own statement, toM
him that he had a good notion to
"slap him to sleep." McBride, who
is but 18 years old prepared to de
fend himself against the attack of
the older man. Several blows were
exchanged and the pair finally sep
arated. Yocum picked up the hat and coat
of McBride and started away with it.
McBride followed to secure them and
finally Yocum handed them to him
and then sent him on his way with
a kick. In addition to the blows,
Yocum spat in McBride's face twice.
In defending his action, Yocum
claimed that McBride had insulted
him upon several occasions. He said
that McBride. was as "cute as could
be" both in calling names and in
In addition to that of the two prin
cipals in the case, testimony was
given by six women. Their stories
favored the complainant and in the
face of It, 'Yocum admitted his actions.
SETTLE TINNERS' STRIKE
Journeymen Are to Return to Work
The strike of the 30 journeymen
tinners In Rock Island, Moline and
East Moline was settled this morn
ing at a conference between the
journeymen committee and the
bosses. The tinners will return to
work Monday morning and the men
will receive hereafter 40 cents an
hour, an increase from 37 cents.
The tinners have been out since last
Friday. There is no written agree
ment among the bosses and the jour
neymen. Both sides express satis
faction with the settlement.
Keep a cool head by wearing one
of our straws. We can fit your
head as well as your purse.
10c to $10
Soft shirts with collars
and turn back cuffs in
silk, soisette, etc. New
est patterns in plain
shirts, cuffs attached,
$1.00 to $5.00
for men, women and
children. 6 pairs guar
anteed 6 months.
Men's silk lisle $3.00.
- Men's cotton $1.50.
Ladies silk lisle $3.00.
Ladies cotton $2.00.
Children's cotton $1.50
Men's silk, 3 pairs guar
anteed 3 months $2.00.
NOT TEMPERATURE RECORD
Clouds This Afternoon Keep Mercury
No suffering reader, the weather
did not set a record for May today.
It started out with that intention but
was headed off at 2 o'clock when
the temperature had reached 89, of
ficially. Scattering clouds then ap
peared and it cooled a degree or two.
Ninety Is the record for May and
this mark has been reached a num
ber of times since the local records
have been kept.
Eugene Field School Leads.
School savings collection made by
the State bank today were as fol
lows: Eugene Field $ 30.51
Horace Mann 19.28
Best Rib and Hump
Pork Chops, lb 15c
Pork Steak .lb. ... 1 2VzC
Hamburger Steak . I212C
Pure Pork Sausage I2V2G
(no cereals used)
May Sausage ,1b 15c
Liver, lb 5c
Pure Lard, lb. , . . . " 22C
Best Kettle Rendered
Lard ,1b 1 5c
Sparc Ribs, lb 11c
Pot Roast, !b. ... 122c
Bacon, lb. 17!2c, 20c,
25c and 30c.
I'leuty cf freh tit.li of all kind. Try our rooked veal loaf.
all Wcfel J3;it. All orders promptly delivered.
DR. DECKER LEAVES BOARD
Doctor Quits Iowa Body Because of
Dr. George E. Decker of Daven
port, member of the state board of
health, last night mailed his resigna
tion to Governor Carroll, giving as
his reason for resigning the "inade
quate, appropriations made by the
state for the work of the .board "
and the "ill advised and , carelessly
; drawn, 'if not absolutely vicious.
health legislation of the last two
Commit Galesburg Citizen.
Olaf A. Carlson, a voluntary inmate
of Watertown hospital, was yester
: day afternoon adjudged insane and
ordered 'Committed as a regular pa
itient at the institution. Mr. Carlson
How to Get a
If you have ever found your
self with about ten minutes in
which to get a meal it will be
wise for you to remember that
we have in stock various can'
ned foods for the purpose.
READY TO SERVE.
Soups of all kinds, can . . IfJc
Veal loaf J5C
Totted meats gc
Libby's potted ham .... 15c
Lobster 15c & 25c
Salmon ... 15c, 20 & 2 5c
Sardines, domestic oil or-
mustard dressing 5C
Sardines, Norway smoked
sardines in pure oiive oil. 15q
Chili con came, Libby's
Mexican style, with beans
very hot 10c
Tamales, Libby's Mexican
Vegetables mixed, 12 kinds
in a can .'. 10c
Sauer kraut, fine 10c
Sweet potatoes, fancy Jer
Spaghetti, Van Camp's
Italian style 15c
We are selling agents for
Folger's high grade coffees. Try
2207 Fourth Avenue.
si $ p V 4tx A
i & C-'-'-ii? " ; -' i V
: Mba if lbj
The Fashion Leaders
Silk, Cheney silk
and wash ties.
light and dark col
ors, 25c to $2.50.
Union and two-piece
nainsook, poros knit,
etc. Long sleeves, quar
ter sleeves, no sleeves,
ankle and knee lengths,
B. V. D. coat shirts, etc.
25 c to $5.00
and Coats and Pants
Blue serge, gray, tan, etc. in the makes
worn by the best dressed men in this
Woodhull, Goodale ? Bull
$15 to $35
Children's Suits $3.50 to $12
Children's baseball suits 75c 95c
Children's blouses 25c and 48c
Children's caps 25c and 50c
Baseball and Bat Free with Boys'1 Suits
m "" m : I V
You Know Us
Kemble 5; : 27.03
SURVEY ALMOSJ FINISHED
Kngineers for KU-iiing & Moline
Traction Co. at Former I'lace.
Steriing. III., May 19. The sur-
I veying crew of the Sterling & Moline
! Traction company arrived In Ster-
ling last night and were quartered
i at the Randolph hotel. They have
been surveying between Deer grove
and Sterling and it Is expected that
they will finish this portion of the
line by tonight. This will mark the
completion of a considerable portion
! I or tne permanent surveys ueiweeu
i I Oarllnir n n rl Walnut nnd indicates
Itnat the work of actual construciiou
permanent survey has ' also been
made' between Walnut and Princeton.
ILLINI OUT FOR HONORS
If Wisconsin In Itraten in Track Meet
It Will lie Champion.
Champaign, 111., May 19. Track
teams of the universities of Illinois
and Wisconsin meet Jiere this after
noon. Should Illinois win It will
have undisputed title to the coufer
The Epworth league of the German
Methodist church will celebrate its an
niversary Sunday evening at 7:30. A
good program has been prepared, and
the young people cordially Invite all of
their friends to attend.
A touch of rheumatism, or a tinge of
neuralgia, whatever the trouble la,
Chamberlain's liniment drives away the
'pain it once and cures the complaint
quickly. First " application gives re
lief. Sold by all druggists. -
900 Hog On One Farm.
Orion. 111., May 19. Western town
ship is not far "behind the best hog-
raising township in Henry county. I.
W. South who resides on a farm 3Va
miles southwest of 0rlon hJa 900 honn
reported to the assessor.
The splendid work of Chamberlain'",
Stomach and Liver Tablets Is da;i'
coming to light. Xo such grand ren
edy for liver and bowel troubles wua
ever known before. Thousands blei
them for curing constipation, hick
headache, biliousness, jaundice and in
digestion. Sold by all druggists.
AH the news all the time The Argu.
Home cooking, when successful, is most delicious,
healthful and economical. No fear of' failure for
the Rumford housewife. Her cake never falls,
her crust is never tough, her biscuits never heavy.
The baking is of fine texture aid flavor and will
retain its freshness much longer when she uses
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