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RUCK ISLAND ARGUS, MOXDAr, 3f AKCIT 0, Wli.
WOOD SPEAKS FOR
THE DRY FORCES
"Moline Attorney Attacks Sa
loons in Address at Second
Jiift as coon live there without light
i.ri norhsna I could sneak home
some night without being
shot or beaten." "
SECTION OF THE ARGUS
Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's lister City
ELEMENTAL PRIMARY FACT
i Boys Circulate Petition Asking
Cooperation of Local
Y. M. C. A.
Says Wets Fail to Co to the Bottom
In Basing Their Arguments
Large Crowd Present.
In an address bffore a large c
jot local Option people last night in the
Second Congregational church. George
' V. Wood denounced the saloons. His
I subject was "Klemental Primary
Fact." According to Mr. Wood the
As the result of a petition circulated
throughout the Sunday schools of Mo
line and blgned by hundreds of young
rowd '. n,en antl boy8 ho attend tIie ciasses
a federation or the schools lias oeen
effected for athletic purposes. The ob
ject of the federation is to promote
various sports among the Sunday
schools, such as basketball. track
work, baseball, etc.. among the boys
between the ages of 12 and 16 years.
NEW PIPE ORGAN TO
SOON BE DEDICATED
! wets do not get at the bottom of
1 things, that is they do not Ret the i Membership in the Y. M. C. A. is not
primary facts in making their state-a requirement, although the assoeia
inents and claims in favor of a wet j tion officials have consented to lend
community. Mr. Wood ppoke bitterly J their aid to the federation.
; against the kaloons. comparing lie
reputation of wet Rock Island county
: with certain dry communities.
lie claims the breweries of the coun
. ty have men and solicitors making a
: house to nouse canvass, informing an The new pipe orf,an , the Swedish
women as iney go aionK mat n t ,1r,.i1 i.rft Ja to bG dedi
rnmmuiiltr faM drv their husbands! . ' j n t- i
j - - caieu on rnuay iukui. .njirn o, ui.
: will be out of work; that they are so- . Tllompi,on of tj,e Knox Conserva
tory of Music at Galesburg. officiating
las organist. Hugo Toll of Davenport
s on the program as violinist, and
Ruth McLaughlin of Moline will de
liver a reading. The Svea Male quar-
tlieltet will also assist In the dedicatory
speaker, "they are offering the argu- services.
roent that if Rock Island goes dry the I The pipe organ Is now being In
city will have to dispense with its I stalled in the church, and services are
lights. Mayor Shrlver has made this! being held in the Sunday school rooms
statement, claiming that the city will until it has been finished. The cost of
not have sufficient revenue to pay for the organ is placed at $2,500. of w hich
the lights unless it remains wet. From $1,000 was donated by Andrew Car
wliat I know of Rock Island I would I negie.
Mayor Carlson Receives Com
munication from Authorities
Mayor M. R. Carlson received a
communication this morning from the
United States war department stating
that if the city of Moline would vacate
to the government the rroperty on the
river bank at the north end of Twenty
firth street, the United States will
erect there and on adjacent property,
which they propose to purchase, a
warehouse two or three stories in
height, and a testing laboratory. The
former building would be used for
river boats operating between St.
Louis and St. Paul.
Mr. Carlson, in commenting upon the
matter this morning, said that while
no definite plans had been made, the
building would measure 100 by 70 feet
in dimensions and would probably be
three ftories high. He believes that
it would prove of great benefit to the
city and is heartily in favor of vacat
ing the ground as requested.
Ing a few days in the east part of the
cltv near Twenty-third street.
Peaks has annlied a- number of
timet? at the station for sleeping quar
ters and vesterdav when called to a
grocery store on Fourth avenue and
Twenty-tnird street., the police found
their frequent guest In custody of the
grocer. His pockets were filled with
eggs, . oranges, peanuts, tomatoes and
other commodities. He was taken to
the station. Justice Entrikin sent him
to the county jail this irorning on a
vagrancy charge for 30 days. The
hoboes wU be dispersed.
lir-itinr (n the rlpnart nifnt stores I
i among the girls and women employed!
: there, telling them that they will be 1 ,
Tut of nork if the saloons go.
A . . L LJ . n .- I, I.
"In Rock Island." continued
IS SENT TO JAIL
Roy Peeks of North Dakota En
ters Grocery Store and Fills
Roy Peeks who gives his residence
as seme place in North Dakota and
who of late has been a frequent visit
or at the police station, was arrested
yesterday afternoon in a local grocery
store, charged with foraging supplies
for a camp of hoboes who are spend-
NOT ON THE JOB
L. W. Larson Is Only Active Of
cial and Others Should Work
Of the five constables elected In
Moline township in 1913, three are not
performing their duties. Lawrence W.
Larson, progressive, is the only con
stable who has been active and he
has been doing all of the work for the
five justices and one police magistrate
here. Charles Akers worked until he
was recently incapacitated, while
Charles Peal, Victor Lindquist and
Fred E. Suman, the latter two social
ists, have done nothing since being
elected. There will be no changes
until 1917 unless by death, removal
from office or resignation.
Justice Williams says much incon
venience is caused by one man having
to perform the duties of five. He in
timated that If there were to be any
resignations they should be made at
once so that constables coma be
elected at the coining April election.
PAY FOR PAVING
Presidept Darius Miller Says
Road Has Reversed Its
President Darius Miller of the Chi-
... iy --1 . . 1 .. T) n ilrnl H
cago, Burlington tc w"""-
company, issued a statement today in
which he says the road ha3 changed
its attitude in regard to paying ior
paving on Third avenue, and will meet
the full requirement, the amount be
ing $4,569.25 with interest. The su
preme court recently handed down a
decision remanding for trial the case
of the city of Moline against the Bur
lington, lines, but the company will
not continue the figat.
Mayor M. R. Carlson recently visit
ed Mr. Miller in Chicago wnere- me
two went over the case carefully, the
president finally arriving at a decision.
The cash has not yet been received
but will probably arrive within a few
Judge B. S. Bell of the county court
handed down the first decision in the
case, holding that the company should
pay the assessment. The Burlington
attorneys claimed the company had
not received sufficient r.otice and the
case was appealed to the supreme
Under license the saloon is a responsible
institution open to inspection and subject
to control. Under prohibition the traffic
in liquor is driven into secret places and is
handled by irresponsible, lawless men, who
sell to boys and adults without distinction.
These places are open at all hours, and
handle the vilest instead of the best brands
of liquor. The police burden is increased.
Court costs multiply as a result of the futile
effort to suppress these secret joints. Beer
drinkers become whiskey drinkers and the
net result is an increase in the evils of in
temperance. The net loss to real estate
owners, merchants, cities, county and state
is enormous. Why exchange profits for
losses, or trade benefits for burdens?
Municipal League of Rock Island County
WIFE SAYS HUSBAND
STOLE HER CHICKENS
Charged with stealing chickens from
his wife's hen roost, Julius De Vriese,
526 Seventeenth avenue, was fined $50
and costs this morning by Justice
Entrikin, but later dismissed upon
payment of costs and promise of good
behavior. De Vrieze is separated
from his wife, but has. been living In
the house paying board. She declares
that of late she has been missing sev
eral articles of minor value, and fin
ally that the chickens began to disap
pear. She accused her husband of
taking them and he became abusive.
The police were called and De Vrieze
was taken in custody.
AUTO CRASHES INTO
CAR; TWO MEN HURT
While responding to a call at the
Peoples Power company plant Sunday
noon, Dr. A. II. Arp and Ralph Brim
mer, employed by the Plow City
garage, narrowly escaped death when
the automobile in which they were
riding crashed into a Third avenue
street car at Third avenue and Third
street. Both men escaped with slight
injuries, the physician sustaining a
few minor bruises and Brimmer a
MOLINERS ARE SAFE
IN SOUTH AMERICA
According to press dispatches the
Moline people In Argentina are safe
and friends need not worry. The Mo
line people in the party are Mr. and
Mrs. G. A. Stevens and Mr. and Mrs.
Harry C. Good. A revolution is now
in progress in the South American
SEVEN ON THE HONOR ROLL
East Moline Seniors Have Better Than
85 Per Cent Average.
Seven members of the East Moline
senior class of the high school had
averages of 85 per cent or better for
their four years of high school and
their names have been placed on the
honor roll. They are Edna Peterson.
Blanche Burkhart. Dorothy Mergy,
Grace Gorman, Ethel Pavis, Catherine
Wiley and Nellie Vlck. This number
represents one-sixth of the entire en
rollment of the high school in East
SINGERS AID OPTION FIGHT
Permanent Organization to Be Per
fected at Tonight's Meetl.ng.
At tonight's local option meeting
in the Moline theatre when John Cun
neen, a union machinist of Chicago,
will speak, a permanent organization
of the singers of the city who are
desirous of helping to fight the saloons
will be perfected, and the chorus will
be known as the "Local Option
chorus." Music will be furnished at
ORGANIZE INDOOR BALL
LEAGUE AT ASSOCIATION
A national indoor baseball league
has been organized at the Moline Y.
M. C. A., with four teams, "Philadel
phia," "Pittsburgh." "Chicago" and
"New York" taking part. The Initial
game of the season will be played
next Friday evening.
DEGREE STAFF PUTS ON
WORK AT MATHERVILLE
The degree staff of the St. George
lodge No. 28. Knight3 of Pythias or
der, went to Matherville Saturday
evenitig accompanied by a number of
the local members and conferred the
three degres on a class of candidates.
Twenty-three were to have 'taken the
degrees Saturday night but owing to
a strike among the miners only seven
were present. A supper was enjoyed
after the work, the local members
arriving home early Sunday morning.
Send Us Your "Tango'
The SMrls Willi a Thousand Pleats
Ever alert to any modern device that will en
able us to render "BETTER LAUNDEY SEE...
VICE," we have installed a "Tango" Shirt '
Drier! to he used exclusively for Shirts with the '
new narrow pleated bosoms. With this new
drier we will send your "Tango" Shirt back to
you with every pleat raised and presenting the
same soft appearance as when new.
For Proof Send Us Your Shirt.
Ask for the ""N""1- """
Children's Savings Coupons. -
SPARKS IGNITE SHINGLES
AND CAUSE FIRE DAMAGE
Fire which started from chimney
sparks falling upon the shingles of the
roof damaged the hon? of Gust Eley,
507 Twenty-third street, yesterday af
ternoon to the extent of several hun
dred dollars. Almost the entire roof
was destroyed and will have to be
The department was called to a
chimney fire at the home of G. Ver
non. 812 Seventeenth street, late Sat
SVEA MALE CHORUS TO
BANQUET ON MARCH 19
Announcement is made that, the
fourth annual banquet of the Svea
Male chorus Is to be held at 7 o'clock
Thursday evening, March 19, in the
Moline club rooms. Mayor Carlson
will be the toastmaster and William
Butterworth is to be the principal
speaker, giving an illustrated lecture
on his recent trip to Europe. Music
will be furnished by the Svea chorus.
PURPOSE OF LOCAL OPTION LEAGUE AD
$300 WORTH GROCERIES
STOLEN FROM LOCAL STORE
Charged with having stolen $300
worth of groceries, Chris Buniatis was
arraigned in police court this morning,
the plaintiff being Peter Staropulos,
proprietor of a groaery at 122 Third
avenue. No evidence was taken this
morning and the case was continued
until Wednesday morning. The defnd
ant is at liberty under $500 bonds.
The members of the Moline play
ground orchestra met and organized
naming the following officers:
Leader S. Gariga.
Chairman Eric Davidson.
Secretary Waldo . Christopher.
Treasurer Lillian Carlson.
Manager A. Oppenheimer.
Assistant . Leader Lillian Carlson'.
Program committee Lillian Carl
son. Clarence Bendel, S. Gariga, A
Rock Island, March 7 Editor The
Argus: In the issue of your paper of
March 0, there appeared an open let
ter from Edward H. Guyer complain
ing of the course of local optionists in
their advertising. That there may be
no misunderstanding as to the policy
of the Local Option league (which
feels abundantly able to conduct its
campaign without asking the enemy
to furnish it with plans) we will state
that our purpose in the advertising
which we are doing is to arouse pub
lic sentiment In favor of a decisive
cleaning up of the city a cleaning
that shall be effective and effectual for
all time.. We are presenting such evi
dence as we. see fit to the public,
which we consider the jury in this
case. We are ready to furnish any
further evidence which that part of the
public, which is qualified to act as a
jury, may demand. We are ready, as
M-. Guyer suggests, to furnish our
local papers with definite facts sub
stantiating the charges which we
have made in our advertising, on the
condition that they print the evidence
in full without regard to what persons
in this city may be hit by it-
We are ready to go even further and
to furnish to the local papers the
names of violators of saloon ordi
nances together with the names of the
persons who rent property to said
saloon men, also the names of persons
who rent property used for immoral
purposes and for the illegal sale of
liquor, on the condition that the paper
print the lists in full; regardless tf
what citizens may be hit by IL
The time is past .when the tins t
the liquor traffic may be dropped w
of sight and covered up ty ft grig
jury investigation. Nothing ' wmM
please our enemies better than to hi
our evidence taken to court there tt
be held up until after election ui
kept from the public.
The general public is the jury in tHi
campaign and they will render their
verdict on April 7. We accuse the
saloon "business" in this community
with being lawless and law-defying
with being the cause of all the etil
reputation which Rock Island lu
abroad. We charge the liquor Inter
ests with supporting and abetting this
lawlessness. Inasmuch 'as through tk
Rock Island Bonding association nj
saloon keeper bonded by them who a
lawless could be put out of huslnea.
Specific cases of such lawless
keepers have been made known rejett
edly.but nothing has- beea done.
Further instances are unnecessary m
til present cases are taken care, ot
LOCAL OPTION LEAGUE.
Per F. K. Rhoads, Secret-?.
Justice Couldn't Wait.
For the second time within a week
Ael Johnson was arraigned this
morning before Justice Entrikin
charged with intoxication, and while
Silvia Couple Celebrate.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Tubbs of SU
vis celebrated the silver anniversary
of their marriage Sunday by enter
taining a number of their relatives and
friends. They were the recipients of
many beautiful presents.
The Changing Age
Uirls and boys from 14 to 19 years
of age undergo physical changes
which tax their strength to the utmost
and the strain is always apparent from
pale cheeks, colorless lips, and tired
bodies sometimes eruptions of the skin
and the utter lack of the ambition and
animation with which their younger
years were filled.
Budding into womanhood and man
hood .with the duties of school or business.
demands concentrated nourishment
which is readily convertible into red blood
corpuscles, energy and strength, and the
very best thing' lor this changing age is
the medical nutriment in Scott's Bmul-
siou it possesses the rare blood-making
properties of cod liver oil in a predt
gested form; hypophnsphites for the
nervous system, with the healing, sooth
ing qualities of pure glycerine.
Its nourishing force promotes assimila
tion, yields direct returns in sbundant,
red blood, fills hollow cheeks, tones the
serves, makes all good food do good,
and does it in a natural easy manner.
The sustaining nourishment in Scott's
SmulsioB is so helpful to this changing
age that it should never be neglected
every druggist has it,
U U & Bowve. lUoomaeld. M. J. J
being examined said. "Wait until after
the election, April 7. and you won't
have any more trouble with me." The
justice was not inclined to wait, how
ever, and fined Johnson $0 and costs.
LICENSED TO WED
Carl II. Carlson Moline
Miss Minnie Marguerite Stoebe...
Joseph L. Levenberg Chicago
Miss Helen G. Rice ......Chicago
Herbert H. Lamp . . . . : Davenport
Miss Laura Bowers Streator
Frank Christian Moline
Miss Ella B. Metcalf Rock Island
See J. T. Shield's ad on page 14.
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