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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY. AFItlL 2t. 1014.
VILLA DECLINES TO ENTERA WAR Rebel Leader Telia State De partment Agent He "Could Not Be Dragged In." WING DAMS WILL DICTATOR WHO DEFIES UNCLE SAM OBSTRUGTRAFTING Lumbermen Do Not Approve, o r v ' i - - , i Improvements on Bock Island Rapids. That the wing dams recently con 1 lTx:", J T r DINNER WITH AMERICAN Carranza Aid Declares Constitutional Leader's Note Not Meant to "S Be Hoct.le. EI .'.Fa so. April 24. General Fran cisco VUla. head of the .rebel military forces. . informed George C. Carothers, special agont of tlx? stale department. that b-e" would dotl:ne to be dragged Into a war -Kith the I'nited State by anj-fcody. -Why." , he smiled, as he threw an arm about the broad riboulders of the KCTcrnment representative, "all Eur ope would laugh at us.if we went to war with you. They would say that little drunkard Huerta has drawn them into a tangle a:. last.'" Villa aal'I that he was not consulted tn the drafting of thet Carranza note transmitted to Secretary Bryan last night, and whirii was regarded as some hat hostile in toix-. Attitude is Friendly.. The rebel leader told Carothers. who reported the interview to .the state de partment last night, that one of the chief reasons he came to Juarez was to show the American people that his attitude was friendly and that he did not fear to trust himself on the- bor der without a military escort behind Jiim. Carothers took supper with Villa and canva?.ed the situation thor oughly while doin Justice to an Amer ican meal of salad, beef and potatoes with trim mines. "Honest." said the rebel general, be tween mouthful. "I hope the Ameri cans bottle up Vera Cruz so ticht they j ctn"t ever get water into it. Your ad miral Is doing something it would hare taken u a long time to accomplish, if we could have accomplished it at alL" Rug for American. The general brought with him a hun dred woven rup of the softest lambs' wool as a present for General Scott, who recently left Fort Bliss to be ccme assistant chief of staff at Wash ingon. Carothers promised to for ward them along win Villa's congrat ulations on General Scott's promotion. Villa said that he bad arranged with all foreigners except Spaniards to ship out their cotton from Torreon upon payment of a war tax, to which the foreigners had agreed. He said hat Spanish cotton was not included In the arrangements, having been con fiscated. There are bales there. valued at Carranza is Friendly. Kob'rto V. I'cs'iueira. Carraazas confidential ag-nt here, insisted that the note of his chief to Secretary Bry an was not hostile, hut was intended as a basis for further negotiations. He was espectinj a reply from .Mr. Bryan, setting forth the views of the state department. The rebel position Is that the Amer icas troops shouli be withdrawn from Mexican soil. Carranza recognized as de facto president, or at least as a bel ligerent, and the punitbrnent of th? individual Huerta and e:hr individual offenders left to the rebels. Carranza. if rc-rcgnized. would not hesitate to apclc?!ze and disavow the acts of or.e when he considers a traitor. "1 think his siatr-m-nt was fair and If , , - 1 , - . ; . 5 " -, A K 1 clr r J i . - - - - - r ' - "I - S r - ill .;" " t.- ?: all structed by the federal government at the Rock Island rapids, in the Mts sisslppl. will render it Impossible for rafts to be floated down the rirer In tact, is the belief of river men long familiar with logging operations. ( Lumber dealers at Burlington and Fort Madison, who have both lumber and log rafts scheduled to come down the river soon, are investigating to determine whether it will be 6afe for the loggers to attempt to bring the rafts through the eddying waters made more swift and treacherous by the building of the dams. A raft was broken last fall In an at tempt to shoot the rapids, and those in charge of rafting operations are strongly of the opinion that a further attempt to make the rapids will result disastrously. Here's a new picture of General Huerta. the Mexican dictator whose de fiant attitude. toward the United States has plunged hfs nation into war. frank. said Pesijueira. "and by no means a threat of war. He was asked if the words used by Carranza "will drag us into an unequal warfare with dignity, but which until today we desire to avoid, did not mean that' Carranza at least did desire war. Carranza for Peace. "Not at slV Pesquelra replied. "It couldn't mean that because I know that my chief wants peace." For a time it was thought that the translation might be at fault and that Carranza's Spanish really meant "but to this very day we desire to avoid." but careful examination of the orig inal showed that the translation was correct. It was made by Samuel Bel den, Pesquelra and Carothers in con sultation. They carefully welched the meaning of every word and phrase. .Pesqueira said, as giving evidence cf the peaceful Intentions of the rebel government, that Carranza had refus ed a number of offers from federal garrisons to Join him if he would take! the field against the United States. j "To all these offers we have return ed negative replies," said Pesquelra. "We cannot join forces with Huerta for any purposes." DAVENPORT Houston. Tex. The National Edi torial Association opened its annual convention here Thursday. Delegates are present from nearly every state in the Union. i ne was out early hing goes a - r fffe-y jls done Quickly 7: rsj, JjCx anc easy without I ;:VV ;V--:J ' Ep-&'fi any hard rubbing with- SfrlliCt out bo-Jin when you use jsIip mi t . - - Breaks Broncho, Also Right Leg. In attempting to break in a young broncho. Claus Raftman, 1522 Taney street, was thrown out of the wagon, fractured his right leg and was so bad ly Injured that it was necessary to re move htm to his home in the ambu lance. Kaftman hitched up the colt for the first time .assisted by Henry Koltzau. the harnessing operations be ing conducted at the latter's place. 328 Bismarck street. Climbing into the wagon, he seized the reins and imme diately started on the most rapid Jour ney or nis career, rne colt made a wild dash for liberty, tearing down the street at breakneck speed. In waking a fchort turn, the wagon tipped and the diiver was hurled to the ground with considerable force. A physician was called and it was discovered that Raft man's let; was broken. In addition to numerous cuts and bruises found about tho body. Llras Pleadg Guilty; Fined. What is said to be the first conviction ever obtained in Scott county under a grand jury indictment for the illegal sale of liquor was that of John Liras, who changed his plea to guilty when confronted with overwhelming evi dence by the state. The case had been on trial two days. Judge House assessed a fine of $300 and costs, amounting to $3C0. be arrested at the hands of the police they will in the future refrain from dumping ashes and refuse in various al'eys. Street Commissioner McMahon Is furnishing to Chief Schamm lists of alleys already cleaned, with a view to keeping these thoroughfare in tidy condition. It was announced that there would be no more special tripe for ashes, .and citizens who have dur ing the past few weeks been telephon Ing to the board of public works office for wagons are requested to refrain in the future. The street department ex pects to make a systematic clean-up of all aKeys in the city, and citizens may dump refuse in such alleys as have not already been cleaned, but thereafter property holders will be held person ally responsible. After the grand clean-up no ashes or rubbish will be collected unless same is deposited in cans provided for that purpose. Licensed to Wed. Nick Schwarz and Nellie aiillington, both of Davenport, were given licenses to marry. First Quarantine Placard is Posted. The first of the bog cholera quaran tine signs, which it is expected will be instrumental in curbing the spread of hog cholera in Scott county, was posted on the farm of Sam Yocum in Butler township. 7 :h mi Try a cake of PeosU next time. T I. l 1 i , 4 oust coax your wasa an nour or two, 1 or over night, in Peosta suds it loosens -fv the dirt like xnatfic. Then a little liht ifO"; rubbing rinsintf and your wash is ready for the line white as snow. IT-- r Bankers' Banquet May 12. J. W. Reihman of Grand Mound, Iowa, chair. man of Group S, Iowa Bankers' asso ciation, and F. L Butzloff-of Char lotte, secretary of the group, were in Davenport conferring with a commit tee of local bankers in regard to plan for the annual convention of the group, which will be held here May 12. The social feature cf the convention will be a big banquet to be held at the Commercial club the evening of May 12. State Inspector Looks at Buildings. 11 H. Bye of Cedar Rapids, building Inspector under the state department of labor and statistics, is In Daven port making an inspection of public and privately owned buildings with special reipect to fire escapes. A 5c cake of Peosta does a big washing PEUCHTFUL DERMA VIVA THE IDEAL POWDER Makes Red, Brown, or Dark Face, Keck, Hands or Amu as White as milk and no one can tell you have it on. atiactioa guaranteed or your nun hack. Price 50c. L. S. McCabe Co. f.ij-L'f Bettendorf Road Plan Abandoned. After weeks of Indecision, while prep aration for the proposed brick paving at Bettendorf between the city limits and Duck creek bridge continued, the plan of paving with brick has been abandoned, ana the county will go ahead with the work of putting In macadam and gravel road. . Joy Rider at Doctor's Expense. One of the boldest thefts in the an nals of the Davenport police force was perpetrated when a gang of joy riders climbed into a Ford runabout, standing in front cf Dr. W. L. Allen's home. No. 11 Oak Iine, and made their getaway. The police were notified and every of ficer on the beat was given a descrip tion of the stolen auto. The Joy rid ers mere believed to have headed for Muscatine and the authorities at that point were notified over the long dis tance telephone. The machine was re covered yesterday morning, residents cm High street recognizing an aban doned car as belonging to Dr. Allen and notifying him. Dr. Allen's resi dence is on a bill and the thieves were able to make a getaway without start ing the engine. Davenport Clean-up Ruling Rigid. Four Recruits For the Army. Fout; stalwart young men, their patriotic spirit aroused by the war-like opera tions of the United States In Mexico, marched into the local army recruit ing station, and were accepted for ser vice in the United States army yester day. The new soldiers are Robert S. Miller and Walter U Fisk or Clinton. Charles I. Barrett of Lyons and Arthur II. Klinge of Cedar Rapids. Klinge has served one enlistment in the army. All will be taken into the infantry. The men were sent to the recruiting station at St. Iouls, where they will be put through the school of a soldier and other elementary tactics necessary to the equipment of a figater. "In my opinion," said Captain Powell, in charge of army recruiting in this dis trict, "these fellows as well as all who are now in the army and those who may later enlist, will get all the fight ing they care about, for I think the en. gagements in Mexico will prove long and tedious." Captain Powell received advices from the recruiting station at Cedar Rapids that 20 Greeks,- all of whom have only their first naturaliza tion papers, applied for enlistment In the army, but were turned away be cause of their failure to pass the edu cational requirements. Obituary Record. Miss Charlotte Pllcber died at her home, 220S Eddy street, Wednesday. She was 22 years old. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Pilcher, and one sis ter. Miss Mabel Pilcher. The funeral .will be held at the late home, 2208 Ed dy street, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, followed by Interment In Oak dale cemetery. Mental Fuzzmess You can't look a man In the eye when you are out-of-eorts and half sick. You unconsciously show that you are guilty of a breach of Nature's laws. You are fearful because you are mentally fuzzy. Because of some excess, Nature fell behind in her work of purifying the food in the Intestines. The Bile is clogged in the Liver. Your blood Is taking up the germ laden food and you are stupid fuzzy nair a man. The Doctors call it "Auto intoxica tion." FoDoLax Releases the Bile Bile Is Nature's disinfectant and purifies the ' food in the Intestines Without it we sicken with a free flow we are immune from germs because no foreign germ can multiply after imm-ersion In Bile. PoDoLax releases the Bile from the Liver. It does It gently, but surely, and after a few days your fuzzlness disappears. BILE purifies the bodybuilding food that's why you gain In strength why you become alert and vigorous after taking PoDoLax a short time. Do you want further Justification A 60c bottle will prove it absolutely. PoDoLax is a Podophyllin formula that tastes good that releases the Bile gently without annoyance or loss of time. "PoDo." front. Podophyllin "Lax," from Laxative PoDoIax Is the name. Ask for it by this name. mm? iilga The grocer likes me; The baker, too, Good cooks use me And so ought you. It's No Secret Housewives are all learning the truth. They make sure of having "good luck" with their baking by using The baking qualities of Zephyr Flour are tested in the mills by actually baking from samples every two hours while the flour is being ground. Also analyzed by chemists every two hours. The mills see to it that Zephyr Flour is made uni form. The mill people know it always acts the same way in baking, and housewives and bakers quickly find it out. Bake with Zephyr Flour Eat ZEPHYR FLOUR Bread U. S. FIELD ARTILLERY IN ACTION AT SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS ilS rJife wJ 1 aftaa rarx zssi This picture was taken recently at San Antonio, Texas, and shows the field artillery practicing the game. This scene will be typical of many if the troops are sent to Mexico. . E Amy Man asy To live Willi? Thousands of women have asked themselves this question. They have answered it, but how? Never in print has it been answered. But here it is: really answered by a woman, for women, and answered with a sureness and dash that will interest every woman and man! In the May Ladies' Home Journal 15 Cents a Copy, of AJ1 New. Agents, or $1.50 a Year by Mail Direct or Through Any Authorized Subscription Agent. On, Sale Now by All Newsdealer. Our Distributing Agent is HARRIS BROS. 120 West Seventeenth Street, Rock Island. 111. THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY Independence Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania wsr If Davenport citizens do not wish to (Adv.) i