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imB !Al;U5WEI)OT:bAY.-rAPRIL" 8, 1908: '
strict Saloon Regulation is the
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i ' j- - ant en.
BOTH SIDES ARE HEARD
Popular Sentiment Plainly Expressed
. f - '.-Odium Must Be Re-,
". '.: ''moved. . ' v -'
frhe results, of yesterday's election,
ate they relate to the probibftiori "ques-
s.n n .u. . . n!. ...1 1 ! I t la nil Kl.t'tl-ll Tint
au uiticu nil. luk. Buviai icBuu ua mi
the -scope of the "riiajdrity polled In
favor of the" '"Wef'. Bide" of the ques
tion, Tlit affords the. chief topic of
j saloon business- should " be absolutely
! divorced therefrom" . i - "" i
Whereas,, The citizens of : this coun
ty . hare bjr an overwhelming majority
declared themselves in favor of - the
tosltlou which this, league has taken
oO. the prohibition question; .
Therefore, ' Be it resolved that we1
hereby reaffirm the principles adppted.
by Our organization, 'and again declare
ourselves emphatically-- in favor nl a'
proper; regulation of the . liquor busi
ness and saloons in this county.?
"Resolved, That" the brganization. of
the ; Anti-Prohibition .league of RocH
Island, county be, and the samer13
hereby made ' permanent, Tor' the pur
pose "of farthering; the ' cause ''of, per
gonal rights and liberty,' and for the
further purpose of assisting the legal
authorities in establishing and enforc
ing proper, regulation as enunciated in
our principles?. ' ; ' i '
'. ASTI-PROHIBITIO.V. LEAGUE.-
Kciiui the Loral Option League,
The Local Option league has put it
up, to the Anti-Prohibition league . to
make good its promises, as witness the
following which was sent The Argiis
from the Local Option headquarters
this morning: " - "V
Rock Island, April 8. To the Editor
of Tho Argus: Will you permit, ine as
chairman of the executive committee
interest in 'the city' Notwithstanding ! the Local Option league, a few
the size of this majority, however, words in regard to the result of the
there is a large proportion of those i campaign.' We are of course disap
who voted against prohibition who, ! pointed, but not discouraged; we ac-
juaging rrom tne prevailing sentiment,
did so only with the belief that a
reformation in the liquor traffic in the
city must and will be brought about
by other means. That reform must be
had is the determination of the ma-
nlly of the people of the city. There
is little c'.oubt on this point, notwith
standing that the voters, by their ex
pression at the polls yesterday, allow
tlie saloon to remain.
The people who demand this reform
are not confined to the ranks of the
Local Option league alone, but ore on
both sides of the local option ques
tion. In fact, some of the active
spirits in the Anti-Prohibition league
are the most firm in the determination
that the saloon must abide by the
laws, and that. t tniist lr uprm.inpntlv
and strictly regulated.
Antl-rroliililllon League Derlaren.
The executive committee of the
Anti-Prohibition league this morning
adopted the following resolutions,
which are to be taken to mean action
- as well as words:
Rock Island. III., April S. To the
Citizens of Rock Island County: At
a meeting of the executive committee
of the Anti-Prohibition league, held
at headquarters at the Harper house
this morning, the following resolutions
. Whereas, ' The Anti Prohibition
league of Rock Island county has em
bodied in their declaration of princi
ples the following:
"Saloons being public places of gen
eral resort, should be under strict con
trol, supervision, and regulation, and
we favor such, and insist that all im
moral and illegal accessories of the
forcement and regulation. The brew
ers, have come out with, a" declaration !
in favor f . cutting out . the ,; vicious
features -which have fastened them
selves on so many, of the'saloons, "and
making them, conform to the law.
The community has taken them. at
their word and granted them a lease
5f .life. .'on. "these promises." Now.; let
lis have the' regeneration of the saloon.
tet us- see-it cleansed-and lifted up
to "the high moral plane on wljieh they
baVejpromJged it should be conducted.
L We 1 take - this' opportunity - to con
gratulate the , local optionists oh the
work; accomplished, the sentiment Cre
ated, the temperance facts and figures
disseminated in this their first; cam
paign,: Miieli good - seed has been
sown, from which .we 'may expect a
harvest two years from now. :
The executive . committee returns its
thanks to the faithful workers men,
women J anil 'children who' labored so
loyally during the campaign. '"Also to
the press of the city for the courtesies
extended. ; ' ." . . ' -
-WILLIAM S. MARQUIS, ,
Chairmhn; Executive Committee Xor.al
; . Option League. . .,, . '
OR. CORA REED
IS HELD BY AN
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Committed to Jail on the Charge
of Performing a Criminal
Operation in Moline. .
MRS. LUNDHOLM SUBJECT
Husband of Dead Woman Says He Did
Not Know Facta Certificate Re ;
. fused, Coroner Notified.
Reed and asked if it would" not be well
to summon a.: physician but was ad
vised to wait a couple of days . and
see what progress the. patient made.
He says he was told if another. physi-J
cian was called and asked questions
to say that the woman had been takj
ing drugs. -. .
I'UjMlelaoH'" Evlilenee. " ' :
Dr. Sloan and Dr. Kohler stated
that the woman had told them much
the same story after she had been
told the chances - for her recovery
were slight. Dr. Sloan, said he had
been called to the home, C45 Eleventh-
andone-half street, after peritonitis
had set in." Dr. Kohler first saw 'the
patient after she had been . removed
Ijtc the hospital. Two other physicians
were called in council when the case
approached the final stages. ' ;
Mrs. Lundholm, whose maiden
name was Lydia E. Holstein,- was 22
years of age. She was married to Mr,
Lundholm April 27. 1905.
knowledge ourselves defeated but the
opposition will find, we are not dead.
We see many signs of future victory
in our present discomfiture. ' We have
accomplished exactly what we set out
to do: put this question squarely up
to the voters of this community. We
said we were willing to abide by the
will of the majority until the law gave
us another opportunity and so we will.
When that opportunity comes our
friends on ' the other side will find
tha't we are still in the ring, and that
we have learned some things in this
We who have worked and voted j
against this traffic will at least have
the satisfaction of knowing that we
are not responsible fcr the evijs which
will flow from the traffic during the
next two years. When we read of
vice and crime in these resorts, when
we meet a poor drunk on the streets,
when we go to relieve the distress of
the drunkard's family, we will not
be tortured by conscience with the
thought, "I voted to perpetuate the
business which causes these evils. I
am responsible for this sin- shame
and- sorrow.'' We do not envy those
who voted "Xo" yesterday and who
must carry that responsibility. No
saving of taxes or gain of revenues
could compensate us for the pain and
loss of self-respect. which that thought
would plant in our breasts.
There is one thing which all must
admit the local option campaign has
accomplished it has compelled the
brewers and liquor dealers to confess
that the business needs cleaning up
and regulation. The anti-prohibition
ists have filled their press articles
with pleas and promises of law en
PROSPECTS FOB SEASON GOOD
Captain D. W. Wisherd . Says ' Excur
i .' sion Busines3 la Good.
Captain D. W. Wisherd. agent for
the Acme Packet company, is in the
city for a few days booking up work
for the - coming season. He reports
that from the present outlook. he ex
cursion business will be considerably
heavier than in , any previous year.
The advance bookings are already far
greater in number than they were at
this time last year and last year the
work was heavy.
Captain Wisherd has just received
a map. showing the proposed channel
from the Moline lock, to the landing
at Sixteenth street. There will have
to be some dredging done to make It
possible for the boats to get in and
out of the harbor -easily but the bot
tom is not very rocky and the work
is expected 'to go along smoothly. It
is proposed to run a number of ex
cursions from Moline this year.
MOTHER WANTS THE GIRL
Dependency Case Is to Be Contested
in the County Court. .
iMrs. Nellie .Moses, mother of Buelah
Minks, the little girl who with Clar
ence Catman was taken from tne cus
tody of Mr, and Mrs. Roy Bennett at
Paridon, 111., recently, and temporarily
placed in Bethany home, appeared in
the county court today to defend the
case of dependency. R, R. Reynolds
of Ludolph & Reynolds appeared for
her and filed a motion for a trial by
jury. ; The matter pending involves a
final order ot dependency. No de
fense is made In the case of the little
boy. Charles Virdin, representing the
state board of charities, is here in
connection with the. case.. ... -,
Roger Gruber is in Muscatine today
visiting his father.
"We, the undersigned jurors, sworn
to inquire of the death of Mrs. Lydia
Lundholm on oath do find that she
came to her death from peritonitis
due to a criminal operation performed
upon her by Dr. Cora Reed of Rock
Island, and we recommend that she
be held according to law as the un
lawful slayer of said Lydia Lund
holm." On'this finding by a coroner's
jury composed of L. R. Blackman, A.
R. AmmermaaV B. B. Crowder, G. M.
Stoddard, Ed W. Rosenberg and Jerry
Kelly, returned in Moline last evening
Dr. Cora E. Reed, whose home is at
Sixteenth street and Fourth avenue.
Rock. Island, is held at the county
jail. She was committed to the coun
ty jail this morning on the coroner's
jury finding, on papers issued by the
coroner. No attempt to have bail
fixed had been made this afternoon.
the state's attorney's office announc
ing that the offense is not a bailable
one and that such a move would -be
resisted. The offense,' under the stat
utes, is murder, and conies under the
same ruling. .
IK-alh Certificate IlefuMed.
Mrs. Lundholm died at 8 o'clock
Monday evening at the city hospital,
apparently from peritonitis. She had
been ill but a few days and Dr. C. C.
Sloan, who had been called after her
illness had reached a critical stage,
refused to issue a death, certificate.
Coroner Eckhart was notified and de
cided to investigate. Three witnesses
were heard last evening. Dr. Sloan,
Dr.' A. E. Kohler-and the husband,
Axel .Lundholm, ; and on their ' testi
mony the foregoing... verdict was re
turned. . ....
. All three witnesses testified that
Mrs. Lundholm had told them she had
been the subject of a criminal opera
tion at the hands of Dr. Reed at her
home' in this city two weeks ago. The
husband said hejfljdjnot know of the
operation before It was performed and
was not Informed 'of ' its nature till,
the following day, hen his wife was
seriously ill. On learning what had
fSoclety' news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The 'Argus, will
be gladly received and published. Hut
in fither case the identity or tne sender
must te inude known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must, bear sig
nature and address.
G. A. R. Card Party. The ladies of
the G. A. R. will give a card party to?
morrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at
Memorial hall. , .
Tribunes Have Entertainment. De
spite the inclemency of the weather.
the meeting of the Fraternal Tribunes
at Odd Fellows' hall last night was
well attended, and the program was
carried out as planned under the di
rection of the entertainment commit
tee composed of Mrs.. Mary South,
Miss Alice Stone, William Collins and
John L. Kramer, A brief business
session was held. , -A number of appli
cations for membership were present
ed by Deputy "Van Noorden, one can
didate being initiated. After the close
of the tribunal the Tribunes and their
friends indulged in a progressive
ciuch contest. Beautiful prizes. were
awarded to the winners. X.adies first
prize Miss Emma Fiebig; second
prize. Mrs. Lilliam Smith. Gentle
men's first prize, George Sehwerer;
second prize, S. E. Van Nooiden.'
Lunch was served by the committee.
The May social entertainment will be
under the direction of Miss Clara B.
Hampton and the ladies' drill team!
Card Party and Dance. Court of
Honor, No. 31, will give a' card party
and dance at K. of C. hall Thursday
evening for members and friends.
Use a Modern WeapdiY "
It would be a dangerous procedure to attack a ferocious animal '
with an old blunderbuss when a modern weapon Js at hand! ' "7"'.
Debts are dangerous to your health and mind and credit. Why '
not get rid of them with a modern weapon? Don't mince matters
with Mr. Debt It doesn't pay. Stop paying him .in driblets he'll
only come bothering 'round again and keep coming. ,j '
Get enough money of us to keep him away for good." That's a .
sensible thing to do and then you can repay us at' your convenience :
in amounts that will, suit your purse in small weekly or" monthly
installments. " '...' .
Call and talk it over with us. We'll loan you any- amount from
$10 up, at a most reasonable cost and in a confidential way. We'll
be glad to see you in our private office at any time and give you
further facts and figures. .
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
MITCHELL LTKUB BLOCK, ROOM S8, ROCK ISLAND.
Office hours, 8 a. m. to p. m and Saturday evenings. Telephone
west 514; new telephone 6011.
A 20 Year Sentence. -
"I have just completed a 20 year
health sentence, imposed by Bucklen's
Arnica Salve which cured me of bleed
ing "piles just 20 years ago," writes
O. S. Woolever of LeRaysvllIe, Nj Y.
Bucklen's Arnica "Salve" heals the' worst
sores, boils, burns, wounds and cuts
in the shortest time. 25c at all drug-
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received at the office
of the board of local improvements.
Rock Island, 111., up to 2 p. m., April
20, 1908, for the improving of Seven
teenth avenue. Thirtieth to Thirty
eighth streets. . Specifications on file
at the office of . the city engineer.
Contractors will be paid in bonds bear
ing 5 per cent interest per annum. All
bids must be accompanied by cash or
a certified check on a responsible
bank, payable to the order of the pres
ident of the board of local improve
ments, in an amount of 10 per cent of
the aggregate of the proposal.
II. C. SCHAFFER,
President Board of Local Improvements.
The Best by Test. t
Gilmore's hams are a delight. .
Try them once you'll find them
Smoked with greenest hickory wood,
Sugar cured they must be good.
The only government inspected
market in the city. .
I taken place, he said, he visited Dr. j gists.
' ' ; Notice. '
. The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Rock "Island Sav
ings hank for the election of nine dl
rectors for one year will be held at
the' office of said bank, in Rock Island,
Monday. April 13. 1908. Polls will be
bpeh at TO arm'., and closed at 12 boon
of said day.
P. GREENAWALT. Cashier.
Rock Island, April 2, 1908.
Have become a recognized part
of . the Spriug Festival and we
have prepared to meet an' in
creased demand, ' ..
Easter Novelties of all de-
. scription, such as Candy. Eggs, .
Rabbits, Chickens, Baskets,
Glass, , Sugar and Panorama ,
Eggs. The largest assort ment
ever shown, in any place. '
Ice , Cream Eggs In Spun
Sugar Nest, Easter Lily, Chick
en coming out of the shell, and
the Rabbit Individual Moulds
for your Easter Party is a great
, novelty. Give us your order
and. have the best and finest
made. , ..- : -.. - -
PARTY SUPPLY HOUSE. ;.
1716 Second Ave. " Both Phones.
., Buy your wife or sweetheart '
a pretty one pound Easter Box
of Candy. , .
SPRING SHOWING OF CLOTHCRAFT
WEARABLES FOR MEN An OUNG MEN
I -XW .A k
It has j distinctively new
ideas expressed in the la
pels, pockets and sleeves
and is distinctively novel.
and Top Coat
$ 10 to $18
England Rain Coat.
Has style and distinction,
is . proof against Wet and
cold and serves as a spring
l 1 JSI Vtil.W -V ,,i
Young Men's Clothes. " J
; -They are shown in a 'variety of models
: "and great selections of fabrics. Many little
kinks to make them smart and unusual.
$12 to $20
Topcoat and Chesterfield,
An v illustration of two good
cloth craft models. Your ward-
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robe Is . not complete without
one of them: " v '; " -
Eton Overcoat. '
' A more stylish and , bet-"
ter , wearing - overcoat
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;wr be mighty hard