City Hall Winks at Gambling - Lancaster Mentioned

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City Hall Winks at Gambling - Lancaster Mentioned - CITY HALL VINKS HEAVY BETTIHC During the Last...
CITY HALL VINKS HEAVY BETTIHC During the Last Few Days the Chicago Poolrooms Have Been Allowed to Run Practically "Wide Open." FROM TRACKS Tlashvis" Sent tcrMilwaukee Promptly Repeated to This City As a Result Richton, Syndicate Syndicate Fails to Get Expected Patronage Patronage Politics a Factor. Ttace-track Ttace-track Ttace-track gambling has gained snch an impetus in Chicago in the last few days that a report has been circulated that Mayor Harrison and Chief of Police O'Neill had agreed to allow wide-open wide-open wide-open poolrooms. :The "gambling detail" of Chlf O'NeiH's office has been inactive of late, and persons in the habit of "playing the ponies" have found plenty of places where they could place money and hear the "flashes" direct from the track. The "flash" tells the relative positions positions of the horses in the race at each quarter pole, and the variations in tha cdd offered at the tracks. On the HlincU Central railroad at Richton the 0"Leary-Perry-White 0"Leary-Perry-White 0"Leary-Perry-White 0"Leary-Perry-White 0"Leary-Perry-White combination, comprising comprising about all the big gamblers to Chicago, Chicago, has started business. The Richton place opened Saturday, and the three special trains run to the poolroom or "turf exchange failed to bring the large crowd expected. The result was some quiet Investigation, which proved that the police were giving the -pikers," -pikers," -pikers," as the .handbook men are xallc!, all possible opportunity Jo do a big betting busl- busl- ...Service, frorio Tracks etiTt. wiw 1 iii ,via Mnn MiwIrM Lleo-ranti Lleo-ranti Lleo-ranti serv 1UB lUMlWI . wu. . . U - vtTiwi- vtTiwi- from the tracks, and to this room alone Is the service furnished In this tsrrl-tpry. tsrrl-tpry. tsrrl-tpry. ' However, the city poolroomoeperated . by the small gamblers were getting the track service from some -mysterious -mysterious source. In Powers & O'Brien's saloon at 170 Madison Madison street and in other down-town down-town down-town and North and South Side places, the "flashes' were called out to bettors from the telephone. 6ome time ago this system was installed, but only lor use when the Western Union service was furnished in Chicago. -The -The mystery was cleared up yesterday when one of the handbook men told some friends that he and others had been getting the track news from Milwaukee. There are several poolrooms in the Cream City which receive the direct service. From one of these rooms over the telephone to Chicago the "flashes" were transmitted. Tha man at the Chicago end talked Into a telephone which waaon a circuit, and in this manner the track service, practically as complete as from the telegraph company, was obtained at much less cost and without the knowledge of some of the most knotting of the local gambling fraternity. " The Milwaukee service. It is reported, will Tm abut off today, although the handbook men . declare that they are going to hold their business. The Richton combination, with a 100,000 bank roll, will continue to make a ' bid for patronage, and with this end in view special trains with a fast time schedule will AT III W SALOONS OBTAINED, BY TELEPHONE be run from Chicago today and hereafter, unlets it positively develops that the mayor and chief of police show a willingness by calling off the gambling detail to allow the local poolrooms the sway they have enjoyed during the last week. In this event the big gamblers will be in town with wide-open wide-open wide-open rooms. Gaaabllaa; Detail Hampered. Last week the gambling detail was very much hampered in any real attempt which may have been made to shut off the downtown downtown poolrooms. The members of the .le-tail .le-tail .le-tail were before the civil-service civil-service civil-service commission In two afternoons In the Wooldridge invest! gatlon. The fact Is. however, that the city Is honsy-combed honsy-combed honsy-combed with poolrooms and handbooks. Ia Powers ft O'Brien's saloon the biggest book has been made at a profit of J1.00Q a day. La tho following saloons the race-track race-track race-track cam-biers- cam-biers- cam-biers- cam-biers- have, been doing a large business, la some of them "flashes" from the track being given as an Incentive for patronage: -.."Tom" -.."Tom" Hsnton's, Bandolph street, near Clark. .' V " . . - -Pud -Pud Walconib's,' opposltf 4etecTJve nead-qusrters nead-qusrters nead-qusrters In Washington streets n4 . Freudenberg's, Dearbor street, near Vaa Buren. ' "' ' ' " & -' -' Southwest corner Polk and State streets,, Northeast corner Clark and Polk streets. "Mont" Tennes three places on North Side. Dalton's, Clark and Elm streets. ' i Broderlck's, 175 West Madison street. John Rogers'. Madison and May streets. John Burns', Thirty-Ninth Thirty-Ninth Thirty-Ninth and State streets. . Lancaster hotel saloon, Wabash avenue and Twenty-First Twenty-First Twenty-First street. Edelsteln's, Thirty-First Thirty-First Thirty-First and Indiana avenue, avenue, with a room for women gamblers. Handbooks la Hotel Lobbies. This fcst contains only the places where the largest play has been received. The handbook men are numerous in the lobbies of the down-town down-town down-town hotels, and In all the saloons saloons where gambling has been conducted In the past. The poolroom men profess to believe that in the First ward the doers of the poolrooms and other gambling-houses gambling-houses gambling-houses will be thrown wide open to assist Alderman "Bathhouse" Coughlln in his campaign for re-election. re-election. re-election. Since J. K. Sebree has come out against Coughlln the Burke crowd has been called upon to come to the rescue. In past eam-riima eam-riima eam-riima in th First ward Courhlin has been greatly aided by the poolrooms, 40 per cent of the profits going into the campaign in pis favor. . A repetition of this is expected during during the winter. -vc -vc . "-

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 18 Nov 1901, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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