Newspaper Page Text
SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 191ft
Was Sworn into Office at 9:30 O'clock—Incoming Council Announces its List of Appointments. »N FOUR CHANGES NOTED Charles H. Hennem&nn Sue ceeds John M. Kenney as Chief of Police—Two More Eeporta The new city officials were appointed at the first meeting of the new city council held this morning. Out of eight offices, there were changes mads in four. Charles H. Henneman succeeds to the position of chief of police, displacing John M. Kenney who has been the incumbent for the past three and one-half years. John R. Dlmond succeeds S. H. John ston as assessor Charles H. Fegers goes into C. A. Dimond's place as city physician, and Patrick Tigue suc ceeds T. P.' Breheny as street super visor. The complete list is ao fol lows: City solicitor—Theodore A. Craig. City clerk—0. W. Sandberg. City treasurer—L. J. Wolf. City engineer—John F. Winters. Street supervisor—Patrick Tigue. City physician—Charles H. Fegera. Assessor—John R. Dlmond. Marshal—Charles H. Henneman. The new city council composed, of fid. S. Lofton, mayor, and T. J. Hickey and Fred Hilpert, commission A Chew it after every meal ers was sworn into office at the city hall this morning at 8:30 o'clock by Judge McNamnra. The old council and the new coun cil assembled in. the council chamber at 9:00 o'clock. After the remaining old business of the reuring council had been conducted, Mayor S. W. Moorhead adjourned the council sine die, after which the new officials were inducted into office. Retiring Mayor Moorhead made a few brief remarks to the new coun cil. He said that he welcomed the new officials and hoped that their administration wo,uld be a pleasant one, as had been the last one. He said that the retiring council would be willing to do anything to help the new one. In reply to this, Mayor Ed. S. Lof ton spoke as follows: "I "want to thank the members ol the retiring council for their expres sions of good will and assure them their words of encouragement are appreciated. I am sure I speak for my colleagues when I say that it will be the purpose to give to the city a law-enforcement administration, to be watchful of expenditures, and mindful of the interests of the tax payers. To this end we solicit the hearty co-operation of the citizens of Keokuk so that the most beneficial results can be secured." The first resolution that came up before the new council was one fix ing the positions of the three new city officials. The resolution read, that for the terms beginning April 3, 1916, and ending oil the first Mon day in April, 1918, the various de partments of the city of Keokuk should be assigned as' follows: Mayor Ed. S. Lofton shah be sup erintendent of the department of public affairs Councilman Fred Hil pert shall be superintendent of the department of accounts and finances ana superintendent of the department of public safety, and Councilman T. J. Hickey shall be superintendent ol Send for the Spearmen's Gum-ption book for young and old, illustrated in colors. Address Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., 1603 Kesner Bldg., Chicago 3Mt" "'r®»: *4'*:•'!••'" •'Mpra^sr^r "I Ji To little hearts and big ones, too the Wrigley Spearmen are calling, calling, every day: Their message is one of good cheer about this refreshing, beneficial goody that costs so little but means so much to comfort and contentment. Two flavors GRIP AND NEURASTHENIA There is a form of neurasthenia that fallows the grip. Doctors call it' 'post grippal" neurasthenia. One of the foremost medical authorities of New Ytfrk city in a lecture in the intornar tional clinics, said "Broadly speaking, erery victim of the grip will suffer from poet-grippal neurasthenia also. Lowering of ner vous tone with increased irritability is the most striking effect of the disease, for rest and a tonic. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, a non-alco holic tonic, are particularly euitcd for building up tho fclood and strengthen ing the nerves after an attack of tho grip. The rich, red blood expels the angering germa from the system and transforms despondent grip victims in to cheerful, healthy, happy men and women. If you have had tho grip get a box of Dr. AVilliams' Pink Pills now from the nearest drug store and begin the treatment at once. On request we will send you a free pamphlet, "Building Up the Blood," which contains a chapter on the grip. Address the Dr. Willi tuna Medicine Co., Schenectady, .N, Y, the department of streets and public improvements and superintendent of the department of parks and public property. New Officials Appointed. Following this came the apopint ment of the new, city officials. The council then adjourned until 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon. Retiring Mayor S. W. Moorhead will open an office in the Dorsey building for a limited practice of medicine. J. A. M. Collins will prob ably go west. One thing is certain, according to his own statements, and that is that he is going to do lots of fishing, now that he is relieved of the cares of office. John M. Kenney retires rrom the office of chief of police after three and one-half years of service in that position. He was first appointed by Mayor Elder on April 27, 1912, to serve the unexpired term of Henry M. Schevers. He was re-appointed by Mayor Moorhead when the retiring administration went into office two years ago. Mr. Kenney also served 2 I WRAPPED IN PROFIT-SHARING against all /„jimi,ir impurities IP THE DAILY GATE CTtT for two years as deputy marshal dur ing the Cameron aclmiiiistration and two years as marshal under the Strimback administration. "I am really glad to get out," he said this morning in commenting on the change. "The last two years have been strenuous and I will welcome a rest. I have done everything in my power to make my administratioa ef fective and I know the results will compare favorably with those of any other administration. I have endeav ored to work for the public good and keep the city as clean and as free from crime as possible. "I hold no ill will against anylody. I wish my successor all kinds of suo cess and if at any time 1 can te of assistance to him he has only to call on me. My men have all done good work and I wish to commend them for the faithfulness with which they bavo discharged their duties." Mr. Kenney has no pians as yet for the future. He is looking forward to a rest from the cares of office for the time being. He has always been kind and courteous to newspaper men and has helped them in running down stories and has been a source of many good news stories. The Gate City on Sunday morning presented the annual reports of Mayor S. W. Moorhead and Chief of Police Kenney. The reports of Fire Chief Anderson and City Solicitor Craig follow. City Engineer Winters is ill at his home and has not been able to complete his report, and those of J. A. M. Collins and Frank T\ F. Schmidt will not be ready for a day or two more. City Solicitor's Report To the Honorable Mayor and City Council:— Gentlemen: I beg to submit the annual Teport as to cases pending against the city of Keokuk, as follows: g945—Eula Fields vs. city of Keo kuk. Alleged damage by flooding. Pending settlement. 10111—Julia E. Cutshall vs. city of Keokuk. Alleged damage for per sonal injury during paving of North Eighth street, city protected by con tractor's bond. Contractor defending suit. 10266—Josephine E. Burrows vs. city of Keokuk. Appeal from assess ment for paving on North Seven teenth street. City is a nominal party, the contractor being the real party in interest. Respectfully submitted, X. A. CRAIG, City Solicitor. Fire Chief's Report. Following is the annual report of Fire Chief Anderson, which was pre sented to the old council this morning. The total fire loss for the year Is giv en at $54,981.71. The loss for the pre ceding year was $56,111.60. To the Honorable Mayor and Council men of the City of Keokuk: Gentlemen: In conformity with the city ordi nances, I herewith submit my annual report as chief of the fire department for the year ending March 31, 131G. The following is a report of the property damage by lire during the past year and the amount of Insurance carried on said property. Sound value of Duildings where fire originated.? 268.SS0.00 Sound value of contents where flre originated .. 288,721.00 Insurance on Iniildihgs where flre originated .. 171,CIO.00 Insurance on contents where flre originated .. 234,100.00 Damage to buildings where flre originated .. 17,804.48 Damage to contents where fire originated .. 37,177.23 Total insurance on build ings and contents 416.710.00 Sound value of buildings and contents 5G8.C01.00 Loss on buildings and contents 54,081.71 There have been 163 alarms as fol lows: Regular alarms G4 General alarms 38 Still alarms 49 False alarms 12 Total 163 The flre department is composed as follows: Chief 1 Assistant chief 1 Regular Btation men 10 •Engineer of steamer 1 Total 13 To the assistant chief. Mr. William Burrls, and to each member of the de partment, I desire to extend sincere thanks for the efficient service ren dered. It is largely due to their ef fective work that the flro losses dur ing the past year have not been heavier. They have been faithful, prompt, Intelligent and loyal in the discharge of their duties. I also desire to thank the Honorable •Mayor S. W. iMoorhead and Council men J. A. M. Collins and F. T. F. Schmidt for the Interest nnd kindness they have shown in department af fairs and for assistance given me which is greatly appreciated. Respectfully submitted, JOHN ANDERSON, Chief of Fire Department. SCOVILLE FLAYS AMUSEMENTS (•Continued from Page 7.) any place in the world that a woman needs God and prayer," he shouted, "it is at the marriage alter!" I Dance Is Criticised. But It was in flaying the modern dance that the revivalist got in his most telling blows. He termed it a despicable, damnable, unchaperoned, lust-begetting, many positioned, many movement proposition, that Is almost too rotten to riiention." He declared that it Is not only "vulgar but vile" ani paid his respects to the dancing masters by declaring that "there is not a iran on the face of the earth that I hate like do a damnable danc ing master." He added that if •v S he were a woman and married a man who turn ed out to he a "namby-pjynby dancing master." he would "knock out his teetTi, pat him back in the cradle, get him a long tiress, a bottle and a bib and try to raise him over." "Yoa talk about your Texas Tommy i. and Turkey trot and Maxlxe," he cried. "Why, ladies and gentlemen, if I should take this clialr," and he grab bed up the one sitting on the platform, "if I should take this chair and go through some of the positions that a man goes through when he puts his body up against that of a woman in the modern dance, you would run me out of this tabernacle. If I went, through those monkey-shines, those vulgar, vile movements you'd say I had no sense. Well if it's wrong for me to show you how in tlilB tabernacle," he yelled, "it's wrong for the men and women to do it on the ball room fl-xr." The building rang with applause. Hugging Sot to Music. "Dancing," said Scoville, "is nothing more or less than hugging set to mus iic and the orchestra can't take away the cin. If I want to hug another fel low's wife r*ve got 10 po down here to the dance hall and start the orchestra. If I did it on the street I would be pulled. "My idea of a fool." he grinned, "is a man who will pay five dollars to a fiddler Just to let some other fellow hug his wife. "What would you think of me if I paid some orchestra Ave dollars to give some other man a chance to put his arms around my wife?" he asked as the crowd broke forth in a roar of laughter. "I'd just like to see some old seal la wag try it," he yelled. "Now If I'm a lia.r in what I'm say ing, tell me so," he challenged. "If I'm not" sit there and take your medicine." The evangelist's collar grew limp and the perspiration began showing through the creases in his clotnes as he proceeded. His face was pale and Would your skin stand this test? The bright lights of an evening gathering show up mercilessly the defects of a poor complexion. But the regular use cf R^sinol Soap makes it as easy to have a natur ally beautiful skin as to cover up a poor one with cosmetics. It lessens the tendency to pimples, redness and roughness, and in a very short time the complexion usually be comes clear, fresh and velvety. In severe or stubborn cases, Resinol Sosp should at first be sided by* little Reusol Oint ment. All druggists tell them. Mm with Under Jmc*s find tkat Jtiiwrf Shmvwe Stick jmmmiw it»Hntitm* r:'-v •t'T1', "•T: rr trVT'T^^.^7?rv* Anyone Can Afford This Genuine Simmons Bed ,Pr-¥?' r-*7,'.'V, Duncan Schell Furniture Co. From the Cheapest that is good to the Best that is made. One price to all. We charge interest on payment accounts. We liave seldom offered a lugger value than tliis Simmons Bed—avert in this store, knewn for its elose money-saving prices. This is one of the new Simmons light-weight, tempered-steel beds. It is a stylo that Simmons advertises. It is being shown this very week in The Ladies Home Journal, in The Saturday Evening Post and in our window. Came in and let ua show it to you as 'displayed on our floor. We offer this Simmons Bed for $8.50 The head and foot form one continuous tub© from caster to caster, and bot torn and filler rods are eleotrically welded to this tube. Notice that there is not a rattling nut or bolt on the whole bed. This is the bed that saves marred floors and torn carpets. A third lighter than if made in iron! And the tubing is large and handsomer. Simmons frictionless casters make it roll still easier. The finish is Simmons-enamel, the same as on the highest priced Simmons Beds. Smooth as glass! Baked almost as lasting as the burnished steel. The most perfect finish ever put on a bod to sell at prices fitted!for your pockotbook. Eliminate all chance in buying by coming direct to us. It's a safe prediction that you will pay less for it here. This genuine Simmons Bed is a sample of the kind of values we offer you. It is a pleasure for us to show you onr merchandise. I FOR SALE—This 6 roomed modern house, Twenty-fonrth and Johnson Sts., ono block from new Jefferson stfipol, wtll sell on payment Plan, cheap. See E. C. BROWNLEE. wet with sweat. He mopped his brow time and again with his handkerchief but never paused in his tirado aganisi the "plagues." Bible Dances Different. "When the Bible speaks of dancing. he said, "it speaks of maidens dancing. Not a bunch of old roosters hopping around with a crowd of litUe pullets. Men say, oh we dance for_ the exer- ho .Wl"k0 to dan?e Wlth wives.' They never dance with their wives," ho asserted. A a .. bunch of old roosters down there on, the dance floor together ami see how long '1 I'Jf1 5011 ^on 1 pullets there. "I know what this sermon is going to cost me," he said significantly. !. ,, "Ihit I'll leave this town with a clear conscience. And, he snapped. if you ve set any idea of gadding up yells. '"fa" that four mt of dan(.e do "The dance." he said "is not only sending tho girls to tho dogs but Is plavinp the devil with the boys. Oh mothers!" he appealed, "give your daughter fun, sport, amusrnient. -who wants to save her. her high school and Sunday school and clean sports and muMc. C?lvo her college But don't send her to hell by way of the damnable dance •ieiika. •.? PAGE NINE fcell. But out Qf everv five who go to hell four start- rnftm 1 8 1 O O 1 "I don't need to stop outside of Jtif fall &At S •'•33 I's I x. BigG I I Gonorrhoea and Glee» relieved In 1 to 8daj*.' Big Is noo-potsoaou and effective la traat tng mucous discharge^ Will not strlctnre. Prevents contagion, HOLD BY DBD60IITI. Parcel Post It desired—Price $1, or S bottles SX7& Prepared by THE EVANS CHEMICAL, CO., CINCINNATI, Q. Keo-.f to show the ferts of the dance coul(J fr1ve you names right now. And any man today who claims to be a christian and says the Bible upholds dancing either Is a Jove & mtle s-n Js a great sinL The drurlkard.s hel, start3 with the fi after this sermon and telling me you 1 intend to ro on dancing—get It Tut. can't help it if you go to hell. If any of your social set have a ball-room brand of religion go on to hell with it, I'm not going to try to stop you. Only I don't want anything to do with you— that's all." To Hell Via Ball Room. red light district begins in the movement of the 'Turkey Trot.' :JIany ig the time that I have seen a helpless bird caught by the charming snake. I have rescued frogs who have been charmed by the serpent and wer calling for help. If I can rescue som© jpure, innocent little girl In Keokuk jfroih the serpent that has his fangs I fastened upon her. I'm going to do it If the social set, the godless-gangs and Christlpss-cliques. won't help me they can take their ball room religion and fro to hell with it. I'm sroing to do all I can for the little girl and for too Not Without Results. Sioux Falls Argua-i.eader: Villa at hall Statistics prove that 375,000 out least is so busy getting away from the of every 500,000 girls who go wrong American soldiers that he hasn't tlma got tltelr start in the dance halL I' for any more raids.