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TWO MEASURES OF IMPORTANCE
PERTAINING TO SALOON REGULATIONS
Resolution From Liquor
AND THE 150-FOOT LINE
Pending Before th
Island City Coun
Pending before the city council are
two measures pertaining to the regula
tion of saloons In which the people are
much interested. If they were not so
naturally they would have ben made
so by the continued agitation that has
been going on for some time back over
every proposition that has come up in
any way affecting the liquor tramc
The saloon Question, it may be said
has been dragged before the council
not so much, it may with truth be as
terted. by those who are opposed to
tho liniior business in any form, as
by those who have sought to make it
the scape goat for all the ills that af
flict humanity, locally speaking, count
ing on it as an ally on every possibl.
occasion and seeking ever to be con-sidered--by
the saloon element as its
wice guardian and unerringtfriend.
But as to the measures now pend
ing before the city council. One of
these relates to the odious adjunct to
the low saloon, known as the dive,
whereia women are harbored. The
suppression of this evil in Rock Island
will prove not only a long stride to
ward the proper regulation of the
liquor traffic, but the cutting off of one
of the main sources of graft. As a
matter of fact it should be the policy
of the council to stamp out of exist
ence once and for all not only every
form of vice, but primarily that which
xists under cover and from which
graft comes in the way of "protec
tion." Stop concealed crime, and you
remove the occasion for "protection.
When you have accomplished this
much the grafter will soon starve.
Half the saloon keepers in Rock Is
land bavt demonstrated that there are
such evils in th business in Rock Is
land by petitioning the council to sup
pres them. There can be no better
argument either in support of the fact
that the pactices are indulged In or
that they should be stopped. If the
council fails to heed the prayer of de
cent saloon keepers to put an end to
the forms of crime that are creeping
into their business, how can it exect
the saloon keepers to make an effort
to condact their business legitimately.
The other matter which pertains to
saloon regulation is furnished in the
ordinance prescribing the 150 distance
in the location of any saloon from a
church. This proposed municipal en
actment grows out of the persistent
agitation In which it was sought re
cently to involve the council as the
outcome of a controversy betweer
brewery Interests and affecting the lo
cation of a single saloon. In this. con
nection an ordinance was brought be
fore the council. In which the support
of the clergy was evoked, providing
that hereafter mo saloon be permitted
within 300 ftet of a church. The prop
osition was aimed at one saloon and
Its adoption by the council, it was read
ily seen, would simply have affected the
particular saloon against which it was
directed while the remainder of the
saloons of the city would have contin
ued unmolested, regardless of location.
In view of the misrepresentation tiiar
has been going on. on the subject, it
is proper to explain that the new or
dinance is to be of immediate effect
upon every saloon in the city. It draws
the line at 150 feet and becomes effec
tive forthwith. It Is not discriminating
in tendency or purpose. In asmuch as
there has been so much discussion of
the subject, involving not alone studied
misinterpretation of its meaning, but
not stopping short of assailing the mo
tives of aldermen, the public looks for
some disposition of the subject.
A 300 feet restricting ordinance, ap
plicable forthwith to all saloons, doubt
less would in numerous instances
occasion hardship, whereas, as a
matter of fact, its desiga was to hit
but one saloon. And yet it is the
source of the discussion as to the prox
imity of saloons to religious edifices.
"As the churches have been drawn
into the matter, and the interest of the
priests and clergy aroused," said a
man of the cloth last evening, "they
would undoubtedly much prefer an or
dinance of immediate effect prescrib
ing for a 150 feet distance, to a subter
fuge pretending to require a distance
of twice the number of feet, and which
would in no way affect existing condi
tions. The two measures spoken of
have been brought to the attention of
the council, and it is for that body to
act upon them."
Leaf lard at Gilmore'a.
Spring lamb at Scbroeder's.
Buy a home of Reldy Brook
LaSalle coal at Mueller's only.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Lamb, spring 1906, at Schroeder's.
Kerler Bros. your carpet cleaners.
For bus, baggage, express call Robb's.
For bus or express, Spenoer & Trefz.
Order your spring lamb at Schroe
Fresh caught fish at Schroeder's to
Dog collars, cameo and signet brace
lets at J. Ramser's.
Shopping bags, all shades, new
shapes at J. Ramser's.
See the beautiful garnet bracelets at
Ramser's. All sizes.
Ice cream and Ice cream soda at
Peterson's. 1314 Third avenue.
II. T. Slemon wants your tin and fui-
nace work. 152C-152S Fourth avenue.
Lewis' single binder straight 5-cent
cigar made of fancy, selected tobacco.
Easter novelties in back combs.
Don't fail to see the line at J. Ram-
Order Easter lilies now for Easter at
the Long View Floral company. Nice
Easter gale of wines a 73 cent bot
tle of wine for 35 cents at Simon
Sweet peas seed and dwarf and tall
nasturtium seeds at Long View Floral
Plenty of fresh fish and oysters ev
ery day at Aten's fish market, 1510
Travel over the Rock Island bridge
yesterday included 2.588 foot, 1.2C3
teams and Ci9 street cars.
Buy your colored Easter eggs and
cake at the King's Daughters' sale at
the Harper house drug store Saturday,
April 14. 1
The ladles of the First M. E. church
will hold a cake, bread and Easter egg
salo Saturday at Bartlett Bros, tea
atore, 1S18-1S20 Third avenue.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Lol Levi, 73C Sev--itenth
street. Old phon west 59.
When dissatisfied with your coffee.
Just step to the phone and order a
pound of Bartlett's. Always gives sat
isfaction. Bartlett Bros. Botlr phones.
Members of the graduating class of
Augustana college will take part in
the concert tonight at the United Pres
byterian church. Admission 25 cents.
The afternoon crowds in McCabe's
millinery and suit sections, makes the
forenoon shopping hours much more
agreeable and comfortable. Remember
its now near Easter.
Tou don't need to send away for or
namental shrubbery. You can get any
thing yoii want at the Long View Flo
ral company's. Order now for spring
planting. Both phones.
All customer of McCabe's millinery
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denartment who can make it convenl
it, should call during the forenoon.
Taey can thus secure much more at
tentive service dnring this busy sea
son. . J.iZ
Fertilizer, steam dried, odorless for
lawns, gardens' and farms, delivered to
any address in town at $1.50 per 100
pounds. Special price in ton lots.
Twin-City Rendering company; 'phone
The extent of the business that Mo-'
line draws from the lower end of Rock
Island county may be judged by the
fact that the tolls over the bridge at
that place the last year were $9,895. an
increase of nearly two thousand del
lars from the year previous.
Fire on Hills.
Fire raged on the hills north of Thir
teenth avenue, between Twenty-fifth
and Twenty-sixth streets this morning.
and Chief Tubbs of the Are department
was called to superintend the work of
thrashing out the flames. No damage
resulted, the. flames being confined to
. Made in New York
FOR. formal wear in the afternoon there is no
substitute for the frock coat.
After six the choice is between the Tuxedo
Dinner Suit and the Swallowtail the latter
exclusively if women are present.
Afternoon or evening there is no substitute for
New York styles. '
Alfred Benjamin & Go. originate and make in their
tailor shops many of
the most distinctive
New York fashions
in Men's clothes.
Their local agent displays the correct New York
fashions the hour they are created.
Correct Clothes for Men
PUT TIES ON TRACK
Attempt Made to Wreck Rock It
land Passenger Near
MOTIVE REMAINS MYSTERY
Engine Running 60 Miles an Hour
Threw Obstruction Off the
. "You Know Us" -
EXCLUSIVE AGENT HERE.
An attempt, from motives yet to be
determined, was made to wreck No. 19,
the west bound passenger train on the
Rock Island road three miles east of
Green River about 9 o'clock last night.
Three ties were piled on the rails and
the engine struck them when running
at the rate of 60 miles an hour. Two
of the obstructions were thrown clear
of the rails and the third fell' between
them. The only damage that resulted
was the breaking of a couple of pipes
that were caught by the end of a tie In
Train No. 19 was in charge of En
gineer Lund and Conductor Wagner,
both of Chicago. It was composed of
eight cars, fairly well loaded with hu
man freight. Had there been a derail
ment In all likelihood there would
have been loss of life. The spot se
lected for the dastardly act was not an
especially dangerous one. There was no
high bank, bridge, or anything that
would have helped to make the catas
trophe the more terrible.
Not Itobber Work.
Neither was the neighborhood favor
able to the operations of robbers and
it is regarded as certain by the railway
officials that this was not the object.
It is considered more likely that it
was done either for revenge for some
supposed injury at the hands of the
company or by irresponsible young
hoodlums. An investigation is in pro
The train was brought to a stop as
oon as possible after striking the
ties, and an examination made to learn
the extent of the damage and what
caused it. Less than an hour's time
was lost. - . -
Shunrrn anil lliundrrxloriiiM tonight
and Friday wirmrr tonlffbt, roolrr Fri
day.. . The Koullinmlrrn xtonu hn nilvanred
to erru KanfnM, and rain or nov 1
falllnK nlonjf the rmtrrn Hooky mou n
tnln wlope and In the MlKNonrl valley.
ThnnderMtoriiiM are reported from Kaa-
nnu rurnKka, anal a aeeuieu rle lu
temperature linn oeeurred In the l l
Nourl and npper MlMKlnnippI valley. An
area of hlttb prexHure that lo central
over HNlilnKon and IlrllUh Columbia
la at tended by elear or clearing aklew
and eooler temperature. Owlne to the
enMiviartl drift of theoe rondlflonnjihow
ern and thunderHtwrinM are Indicated for
IhU vicinity tonight and Friday. nHh
warmer tonight aad cooler Friday.
J. M. SIircitlKIU Obaerver.
p. mM S. Minimum In 24 boura. 4S.
Velocity of wind at N a. m-, 12 mllra.
Temperature at 7 a. iun T.Ot at
Funeral services over the remains of
Marx Voss were held this afternoon ai
1:S0 at the home, followed by services
at the German Lutheran church, con
ducted by the pastor. Rev. C. A. Men
nicke. HurJal took place at the Luth-
s30 cran cemetery.
Beal & Schmitt.
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Illinois theater bJd-1
IF THE FRONT OF ANY G. & H. SUIT BREAKS OR GETS OUT OF SHAPE IN TWELVE MONTHS
YOUR MONEY BACK OR A NEW SUIT. AND THERE WILL BE NO CONTROVERSY WHATEVER. IF
YOU HAVE BEEN HAVING YOUR CLOTHING MADE BY MERCHANT TAILORS, THEN YOU ARE
THE MAN WE WANT THE OPPORTUNITY OF SHOWING OUR SPRINGSTYLES IN
G. 6c H. Special
SUITS and OVERCOATS.
We keep all the clothing we sell cleaned and pressed free of
charge. We will be pleased to show you the new developments In
men's styles without feeling obligated to buy.