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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, APRIL 0. mil.
10 LAST ARGUMENTS AGAINST SALOON Local Option Forces Hold Big: Meetings at the Rock Island Skating Eink. C. N. HOWARD HEARD TWICE Arthur Barrage Farwell of Chicago Saturday Speaker Two Eastern Men Due Tonight. Clinton N. Howard, rice crusader from Rochester. X. Y.. delivered an ad dress before an audience which taxed the capacity of the rink last night. -The Saloon Before the Bar." was his subject. He did not deride the saloon keeper nor the drinker, but censured Hrrnspd the saloon or rented his property for saloon occu pancy. John H. Hauberp. presided. PreeedinR the addrts the Hoy Scouts marched throueh the aisles. A musi cal program was also given. "We Judfre the character of any busi ness by what it produces," aid Mr. How aril. "Does the saloon improve the value or usefulness of the raw material with which it works?" The saloon does not Increase the value of a ton to a mother, of a daugh- trr to a father, nor or a citizen to a city. Mr. Howard continued. He quoted the records of court of domestic rela tions in Chteaito. Statistics to show that railway Uncs were demanding temperance of their employes were rend. Statements were quoted from leader In big Industrie and profes sions of the country to support con tention for total abstinence. Cause of Divorce, i-vom a total of 15.300 cases before a judge In the court of domestic rela tions in Chicago In two years 46 per cent of the divorces granted were laid to drink. The remaining 64 per cent were indirectly attributed to liquor. Charles S. Whitman, who Is not a total abstainer nor a prohibitionist, speaking at the lawyers' annual ban quet in New York, said It would be a erpat thine if every saloon In the Cnited States was closed. Mr.' Whit man Is district attorney Tor New York. Drink, according to scientists, de preciates the value of a man to his em nlovpr 8 wr cent. Wallace H. Howe, president of the Pittsburgh Steel com pany, which employs o.OOO men, is favorable to national constitutional prohibition. Mr. Howe says that 85 per cent of accidents In large Indus trial plans are due to drink. Mr. Howard alleged the reason the Pennsylvania railway system was so free from accidents was because It re quired temperance of its men. He spoke of the record of the Empire State express, the fastest train be tween Xew York and Philadelphia, which has never had a wreck. No drinking man ran handle the, throttle on the train. The engines aro pro vided with ludicntors. hearing a gelatin surface. When an engineer takc3 hln run he Is required to blow his brent., on the gelatin surface which Indicates accurately whether the englneman has had even one drink of beer in the preceding 24 hours. "I wish all the churches In Rock Island had one of those Indicators." said the speaker. Farwell la Heard. ' He fore a large audience at the rink Saturday night Mr. Howard and Ar thur Durrage Karwell spoke. Mr. Far well Is head of the Law and Order league of Chicago. Mr. Howard's subject was' "The Lawless Saloon." He predicted coun try wide prohibition and said all states of the union were getting the anti-saloon contagion. He referred to the former slave south as now the saloon- less south. The wild west was becom ing tame he said. A man who drinks is under a handi cap, Mr. Karwell asserted. His em ployer doubts him and he is running a stiff race against odds. Tonight at the rink Frederick J. Dayliss of New York city, will speak on "From Breadline to Pulpit." and Rev. J. I. McCrory. pastor of a leading Pittsburgh church, will also be heard. His subject will be "Slaying the Sa loon Dragon." CURB LIGHTS ON FOORTH AVENUE? Other Business Men Figuring on Installing Them From Twen tieth to Twenty-third. The business men on Fourth avenue from Twentieth street to Twenty-third street are thinking seriously of In stalling curb lights. In. all probability a meeting will be called of the busi ness men and property owners to see if the plan can be carried through. It Is understood a greater majority favor the improvement, Eberhart's piano house and the Schwecke fiats already have them installed, while the posts have been purchased for the Oswald property and they no doubt will soon be placed. (ADVERTISEMENT) Meeker From Missouri. Hear M"eeker expose some of the local prohibitionists tonight at the Illinois theatre, 7:45. Metropolitan quartet will sing. (Adv.) GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE AT Y. M. C. A. FRIDAY EVE The Y. M. C. A. is planning a service for next Friday evening. This is' Good Friday, and in recognition of the day there w ill be a public service in the lobby at eight o'clock. A pro gram of Easter music will be rendered, and there will be an appropriate ad dress by the speaker whose name is yet to be announced. Both men and women will be welcome at this meet ing, which Is to be made a sort of preparatory service for Easter. Rock Island Grand Jury Says 75 Per Cent of Crime Comes from Saloon The experience of this grand jury leads it to the conclusion - ; ' that 75 per cent of the cases that come before grand jurors are ''. '. caused by the saloon business and that the legalized liquor traf- " fic is the most stupendous crime-breeder in our land. ..." . N.H.JAMIESON, Jury Clerk. C. A. TREVOR, Jury Foreman. From Resolutions adopted by January, 1913, Rock Island County Grand Jury. ( ADVERTISEMENT.) In the Issue of "Facts?" under date of April 3, Is an unsigned communi cation of a religious nature, making the usual attack on the "Mulisslpall Leak." In one paragraph this question is asked: "Vot Shurch dus der prezident of der liberdee leak (meaning presum ably Municipal League of Rock Island County) pelong du, 1 like du no so i don'dt pelong du der same won." Here Is the answer of the President of the Municipal League of Rock Island County: Ami Airasweir to a Jokes The Publishers of that little sheet, which they name "Facts," in one of its brain less "JOKES" asks the President of the "Liberal League" to what Church he be longs "so that they would not belong to the same Church," and ends up by saying that this was a "JOKE." In answer to this "JOKE," the President of the "Liberal League" says that he belongs to a Church which teaches to one to lead a clean, honorable life; A Church which does not breed cowards and scoundrels? . A Church that has no truck with Pharisees, hypocrites, liars, slanderers or para sites; A Church that does not teach malice, hatred or venom, but to "Love thy neighbor as thyself"; A Church that taught him to make his own way in life. rr This is also a "JOKE" and a pretty good answer to a "JOKE". VDtf EaurDy ffiimd VdDti MODI Votf Nnl Municipal League of Rock Island County Hi The grand jury which adopted these resolutions was in session thirty-three days, and during- that time investi gated 143 different charges of crime. These men are on record with the statement that 75 per cent, or 107 of the cases coming under their observation, are the result of. the saloon business. 'What they say must be accepted at full value, coming as it does from the state's inquisitorial bod' of men sworn to carefully investigate the criminal cases of Rock Island county presented to them. Their declaration is not to be' discounted as coming from temperance fanatics. Thev held' no brief for anv temperance societies. Their findings, uninfluenced by prejudice or desire, are that 107 of the 143 criminal cases which the investigated are the result of the saloon.- Vote Yes The Remedy? EASY. Abolish the Saloon! Mark Your Ballot Like This: Shall this town become Anti- Yes X Saloon Territory? No LOCAL OPTION LEAGUE 201-202 Robinson Building COMPANY A PREPARES FOR THE INSPECTOR The 'final drill practice before the annual inspection w ilLbe held by Com pany A this evening at Armory hall. Captain E. H. Dunavin stated this morning that the boys would be put through a hard workout to get in tip top shape for the occasion. Lieutena nnt John C. Maul of the 6th field artil lery at Ft. Riley, Kans., will arrive in city tomorrow. 'I'he Inspect:on o" tie army equipment and records wi.l be made in the afternoon, and in the evening Lieutenant Maul will test t'.ie company on the floor. Every guard company in the United States is int-?cted once a year by army officers, and the government ap propriation for the National Guard is based on the report of these inspec tions. A joint supper by Company A and Company F of Moline will be held at Armory hall in this city April 16. II CITY CHAT II (Advertisements.) Buy a home of Reldy Bros. For express, call Will'am Trefz. Tri-C;ty lowel Supply company. Independent Express & Storage. R. 1. 951. BROADWAY MEN REHEARSE FOR "LAST DAY OF SCHOOL" The Broadway men's class will hold the first rehearsal for its "Last Day of School entertainment tomorrow eve ning at Broadway church. This enter tainment is to be given April 16 and 17. by the men of the class and their friends. Rev. W. G. Oglevee has been secured to act as teacher of the school. POLITICAL ADVERTISING. , VOTE. THE PROGRESSIVE TICKET POLITICAL ADVERTISING. PROGRESSIVE TICKET is.. " " -V Hear Meeker Tonight. Rock Island never heard .Meeker. He is at the Illinois theatre tonight at 7:45.' If you want a seat be there on time. (Adv.) POLITICAL ADVERTISING. VOTETHE PROGRESSIVE TICKET -It I fit I . ssw ' Henry A. Grove, Nofnincc for Assessor. -VOTE THE PROGRESSIVE TICKET 18 Colonial Theatre g Cream of Fhoto Play;J g Coming Ti.-norrow, 8 "Advertjre of Kathlyn'' (N uUU-d."Thice 18 f S!ir. l Continuous performanca tron O 11 a. m. to 11 P.m. No step C? i-imiit r m 1 MISS MAY CULTON Nominee for Collector. VOTE THE PROGRESSIVE TICKET Miss Clara 15. Hampton Nominee for Supervisor. VOTE THE PROGRESSIVE TICKET Occccccoc'ocooccoooiococccs