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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1914.
ROBERT WELCH IS REFUSED LICENSE FOR BUFFALO BAR Reputation of Notorious Place oa Twenty-Fourth Street Responsible for Action. HAS NOT PUT TO A VOTE Attorney MeEniry Speak in Behalf of Petitioner and Brewery Agent Mayor Favor Permit. HERE'S NEW ASSIST ANT CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY WITHOUT HIS WAR TOGS ON REYNOLDS CLAIMS NEW LIGHT PACT CONTAINS JOKER MrttarrrfurrrM and Sure Relief for Dndigesttionn is to be found in the World's Family Medicine Beecham's Pillswhich you ought to have on hand ready to use at the first sign of trouble. Indigestion makes you weaker than you ought to be; hinders your sleep; makes it difficult for you to work with any success; spoils the natural pleasures of life. The food you eat does not nourish yoa, and then serious sickness may follow. For over sixty years, Beecham's Pills have proved the best corrective for indigestion and Biliousness Thousands have found prompt relief from the suffering caused by in digestion or biliousness by using this famous and time-tested family remedy. Headaches, lassitude, bad dreams, restless nights, stomach nnirts had hreath. low sririts are driven awav bv Beecham's Pills. Says City Is in the Grasp of Monopoly Whose Terms Must Be Accepted. ONE CLAUSE ELIMINATED Provided That Police Protection Given Property of Peoples Power Company. Be Wk vmv.r TV - y Tie city commissioners at their reg l meeting at the council rooms tft-Jy afternoon a pain refused to Ljrt a ticense to Robert Welch for te Ba2l0 saloon at 31S Twenty- f'i&urta street. An en on wa3 maae oy itortey William MeEniry. represent- Mr. Welch and J- J. Taxman, the j icent for a brewery, to prevail J p-rt the council to reconsider the tatter an chanpe the decision made K m Informal session last week, when Ewu decided to refuse a permit to the 'e reputation of the Buffalo stood jiaisst it. according to the opinion cwessed by the majority of the com cisslonert and the proposition of ptntiag license did not come, to a vote. Attorney McEn'-ry discussed the mat ter from a legal standpoint. He stated ttu riace ,h council had refused to pant tie license on account of the pablic sentiment against the place, the tottmissloners. as fr iuau im m, were interpreting the law as the tiisk it should be, rather than what fcis- Mr. MeEniry went on to explain that Mr. Welsh's father owned the building fa which the saloon was located. He said there cou'.d be no objection to i Mr. Welch personally, ana mat we ap I pUcaat tad complied with every legal I requirement. Wiat is tne reason ims license js HOW THIS BOY GAINS WEIGHT Eis Mother Says She Gives Eim Father John's Medi cine to Build Eim Up Seven J 'if Clifford Kercier ? KMdBU Starr r' During a recent interview, Mr. Jo- seph Jlercier, of 253 Walker street. lell. Mass.4j5aid to the writer: "My little boy, Clifford, now seven years old has taken Father John's Medicine "henever be had a cold or cough, ever rcce he was two years old, and it 535 never failed to give good results. TV Cnd that the medicine stops the Theezlng, and he used to cough badly t night and he does not do it when e give him Father John's Medicine. TTe believe that Father John's Medi cite gives him increased weight and ftrength, and we know that while tak fcflt he always gains in weight. We o:ld not be without it In the house, tLd strongly recommend Father Join's Medicine to mothers of chil firen who are weak and run down. (Air.) The New Perfection Range S ''H1IIMH vJ""" 'i ,.''.iH''"iiii ' 1 if r This "Fireless Cooker" Oven What It Means to the Cook First, aM'rAw.aloneenouRh torecom ttetdit. The method of insulation keeP tot bet in the m en cd ont of t he 1: itel ben. J bo edes Mv1Eg iueU With the THERMOS, oven n bcrcer does the work of two. Too caa hv otelc. lutes fceat or J b1 tr!y, Jut a toi reed it. Or "caa be seated. o t!it heat U retained thoat any lire, making lh mot p r ectSreie, cooker ever invented n toe Be tr.at U ctt.rx to bm. Otivr dvimitta are. a eab!ne top a apacioua waririo? abelf. pace "ck of the burner to keep I"o1 hot. a fecial brotVr. anl an extra capacity oil ervoir vrua gea gauge. la a:j a range that cannot eoined eonvenietKe. rotnl'.rf atxi economy. Out lini away tha oread of working IS tot kachea. . 1oi nwet PERFECTION can he e at your deaier'. who "i'-i srlaniy eaoatia-e. Von will know tt by In J'"'tir Trm4 Mart. Ha h tnr U-Kt k.CTl,K range, alao.aacb r't" s. baainc. brolhcc. boilir.B or toatilns? l!noot hearing P the kitcjien. . 5-cett to cover poataare ana w Mail yoa a ValaaMe. 7t-Pas Cook Book Taa Stmmimri Oil Cepaar. Oiicaso. CL Laa WblASA. ooiivataI ltJ General and Mrs. Hugh L. Scott. This picture of the army's new assistant chief of staff and his wife was taken in Washington a few days ago, and shows the old warrior In citl sen's clothes. General Scott will become army chief of staff on the retire ment of General Wotherspoon this falL not granted," demanded Mr.. MeEniry. "M$. Welch is entirely within the lav In regard to his petition. The thing for the commission to do is to issue the license and then revoke it if the saloon is not properly conducted." Mayor Favors Permit. Mayor Schriver stated he was in favor of granting the license on two conditions. "When this matter was up at Informal session several days ago I voted for it," he explained. "I have not in the past and in the present in stance, am not guided by public opin ion solely. If Mr. Welch will cut off all connection between the bar and the upstairs of the place, and if he will not conduct a hotel or rooming house, but leave vacant all of the building with the exception of the saloon, I will con sider the license. "I see no reason why the place should be confiscated on account of its past reputation, but I feel that I would not consider any applicant but Mr. Welch, as his father owns the place. I know Mr. Welch and his character is exce'lent. ' Mr. MeEniry, following the stand ex pressed by the mayor, conferred with Mr. Welch, and the latter agreed to comply with the restrictions made by the mayor. The mayor further stated: "I see no reason why the p ace, even though it for years map have been breaking the crdinances, could not be conducted in an orderly manner." Commissioner Archie Hart asked to 1 hear from City Attorney Witter on the matter. The city attorney explameu to the council that he has always held the commissioners had a right to refuse a license where the past repu tation of the place had been bad. Commissioner Jonas Bear expressed his opinion on the matter. He stated that he knew both Mr. Taxman and Mr. Welch, and was friendly to both. He aid that he knew the applicant to be a man of clean character, and that there is no one he would rather see In the Place than Mr. Welch. He said. however that as Jong as ne was compelled by law he wouia u With the Thermos Oven Bt.t Coot-I T Et Jjf ?. ai' r " -iff.' " -i I - . ' '- - i - ft " T,rT, vf W FFRrr.CTIO I Kr 2T.h.. work .1 '"' coa.enl.nt '' h I! :Ti.w TiKl tc-rio or MM era 0 For Best Reu!U Ue PERFECTION OIL u against the license on account of the reputation of the place. Not Put to Vote. The matter was not put In the form of a motion, and the question never came to a vote. After a time Mr. Me Eniry. Mr. Taxman and Mr. Welch withdrew from the council chamber. It will be recalled that the Buffalo was c rosed last fall following a reform wave. The license was revoked, and since that time it has been unoccupied. The council at an informal session last week refused to grant the permit to Mr. Welch. To Extend Sewer. C. M. Gannon appeared before the council and asked that the commis sioners extend the Thirty-fifth street sewer to his home on Fifteenth ave nue. He stated that he recently pur chased the property and was paying assessments on the improvvement. The sewer, however, ended In an alley between Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth streets, 120 feet from his property. He asked that something be done about the matter. It was voted to extend the sewer to a point in front of his residence. ARRESTED TWICE WITHIN 8 HOURS John Donley, Released, Nabbed, Is Tried, Released Again and Pinched Second Time. John Donley, who yesterday was re leased from the county jail. arreBted again two hours iter, tried early in the afternoon, released on payment of a fine of 13 and costs on a charge of drunkenness, was arrested a second time during the 'afternoon on a com plaint of having been intoxicated. Donley was nabbed by Officer Charles Ginnane on both instances. His first arrest occurred at 8 o'clock in the morning, on Fourth avenue. At 1:30 o'clock In the afternoon he was tried in police court. At 4 o'clock ti the afternoon he was arrested la front of the New Harper house and placed in the city jail. This morning when arraigned be fore Police Magistrate Smith he plead guilty to the charge. He was fined $5 and costs on a city complaint, and In default of the as sessment was given employment in the city hall, aiding In spring clean ing. ORION Henry O'Leary. who recenuy com pleted a course of pharmacy In Chi cago, has taken position in a drug store in Aledo. The Jessie Colton Theatrical com pany gave two very interesting plays Tuesday and Wednesday evenings to crowded bouses. They left Thursday morning for Maquon, 111. A. E. Trask of Galesburg mad visit in Orion Friday. The Btreed family gave a concert in Nekoma Friday evening to a crowded bouse. Miss Sylvester has returned to her home dn Woodhull after a few days' visit with Miss Merle Larson. Misses Peterson and Mondon and Professor Nolan attended tha Hen ry county high school meet whlcn was he'd in Kewanee Friday. They were accompanied by the following pupils: Mlsse Gail South. Lola Swanson. Glen Sheesley. Oeorge Richardson. Elmer Peterson, Fred LI bee. Forrest Wayne, Reuben Bowman and Chester Gustafson. Miss Dlxey Laughlin of Chicago has joined the Jessie Colton Theatrical company for tb summer season. Vigorous opposition to the terms of the proposed electric light contract with the Peoples Power company de veloped at the meeting of the city com mission yesterday afternoon. Com missioner R. R- Reynolds declared the city had long been in the grasp of a monopoly and that the city in the last analysis was forced to accept what ever terms the company cared to of fer. Commissioner Reynolds was espe cially displeased with a provision re ferring to police protection for the company s property, "wny snouid tnis concern specifically ask for 'protec tion' any more than a private party." he demanded. "It is the duty of the city to give this concern the same de gree of protection that is accorded the individual, and no more or no less. I am Inclined to think this clause con tains a 'Joker.'" "The city of Rock Island has the best street lighting contract of any town in the state," declared F. W. Reimers. general superintendent of the power company, who was present in the hope the contract would be form ally closed in order that the innova tions, planned under the new agree ment, can be inaugurated at once. "Don't you think this is a good con tract," asked Mr. Reimers of Commis sioner Reynolds. "I'll answer no." replied the offi cial. "If I thought It was. do you sup pose I would be fighting it? Just what does this provision mean, requiring the city to give police protection to the light company's property? What property is meant?" "Why, it merely means the lights. replied Mr. Reimers. "This clause has been in all of the former contracts with the city and is In the new agree ment with the city of Moline. In the past, the police have been required to guard against the destruction of our lights by boys. However, if this feat ure of the contract is to prevent its being signed. I suggest that it be removed." His suggestion was followed a'id It was taken from the contract. Might Want Change. r Commissioner Reynolds also object ed to a clause providing that no tax be imposed on poles of the company and also a proviso that the present equipment cannot be changed during the life of the present contract which is five years. He referred especially to placing the wires of the company un derground and declared he did not pro pose to tie up his successors in office to any such kind of agreement. Suppose within the next few years, j the city decided to eliminate all over head wiring," argued Commissioner Reynolds. "Do you think It wise to take an action now which will prevent this highly desirable plan to be car ried out in the future? As it is now the PeoDles Power company tells you if you don't like its electricity, use its gas and if you don't like its as, use a candle. So much objection developed to the contract and the hour being late an adjournment of the commission was taken until 3 o'clock this afternoon Shipwrecked Sailors Marry. San Francisco. May 12. News of the French bark La Tour de Vergune, which was wrecked last year on Lord Palmerston's island in the South Seas, was brought here by the British bark Antlope. Several of the shipwrecked men had married native women and were content to remain. All tne Argus. news all the time The 'Pecan Caramels A delicious novelty that has made an instant hit. You know how goodje4 caramels always are. These are enriched by choice pecan nut-meats. The combination is irre sistibly tempting. Bonbons Chocolates Look for the Red Sign paV Sales Agent HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY. Atk fr aV BsUng mm'Cktmg ChscsUtt at yur Titer's When they have cleared the system and purified the blood, there Is a renewed feeling of energy and vigor; work is easier, pleasure more assured. You, too, if you wintry a few doses, will have a healthy body, an active brain, normal nerves and you will know by your own experience, that lasting benefit results from using "The Largest Sale of Any Medicine in Direction of Special Valae to Women arm with Every Box HOERTA'S ENVOYS GET WIDER POWER Mediators Are Granted Right to Conduct Business With Free Hand. VERA CRUZ SCHOOLS OPEN General Funrton Closes All Gambling Houses In City Held by His Force. Vera Cruz, May 12. Emilio Rabassa, Augustin Rodriquez and Louis Elguero, the three peace commissioners appoint ed ly President "Huerta to represent him at the Niagara Falls conference, sailed today for Havana, en route to Key West. They are clothed with full powers, nominally at least, to sign any agreement or convention. The Mexican senate, in a resolution approving President Huerta's nomina tions of the three commissioners, con ferred "full power and ample authority to judge, counsel, carry on business, and sign any agreement or treaty whatever." Many prominent Mexicans here, how ever, are not inclined to regard this broad authority as real. Others believe that Huerta has instructed the com missioners to place no insurmountable objections to an amicable adjustment of tne aimcuuies witn tne Lnnea States, believing that the failure of the negotiations might result in push ing American intervention, which they feel would not unite factions but force Huerta to fight alone. , , Fear No American Advance. It Is the general opinion here that Huerta entertains no fears of an ad vance of the American forces until af ter the South American diplomats have concluded their workT This theory is supported by reports brought by Amer icans arriving from Mexico City, who say that General Mass is evidently only holding outposts for observation, and that he is not concentrating or in trenching his force to resist an ad vance. Those skeptical of the good faith of Huerta's participation in mediation de clared that he clothed his commission ers In the broadest powers to make show of a record before the world of having done all in his power to reach a settlement. Mexico City newspapers continue to make bitter attacks on the United States. Alleged copies of the Ameri can articles of war are being publish ed in the capital to inflame the public. They - represent American military practices as most cruel. The news papers of the capital also are still in sisting that the United States is vio lating (the armistice. Vera Cruz Schools Opened. Four schools opened here yesterday with native instructors and the same machinery as before the occupation by the American troops. If the experi ment of opening these four schools is successful. General Funston plans to of the city. This plan is in line with his policy to gradually restore all local Institutions under Mexican law. Natives awoke to the realization to day that American occupation had add ed a new holiday to the long list pre vailing in Mexico. Many Americans appeared yesterday wearing white boutonnleres, and today natives learned that they had been observing "Moth er's day" under edict cf General Fun ston following President Wilson's proc lamation. Vera Cruz Is free of gambling today, probably for the first time In centur ies. This vice was wiped out by Gen eral Funston's orders, which became operative today. Kills Himself on a Train. Minto. N. D.. May 12. The body of James MacLlealand s.t Glasgow. Scot land, was found In the toilet room of a sleeper of a Great Northern train when it arrived at the station here yesterday. He had cut his throat with Ul a razor. MacLlealand was engaged in making an Investigation of the rapid transit conditions of the United States and Canada, as compared with those of England and Scotland. 1 SILVIS Dr. W. D. Chapman and family are visiting relatives at Whitehall, 111., this week. Mr. and Mrs. Emil Klebe and little daughter arrived home from a visit with Mrs. Klebe'B parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Krapp, Sr., and other rela tives and friends at Coal Valley, last Thursday. The recently elected school board of SilviB met in regular session Tues day evening. This was the first meet ing since election. Mrs. Eugene Lund has arrived home from a several days' visit at the home of her sister, Mrs. Stuart, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Coon, of Coal Valley. V Little Matilda Schmidt and mother, Mrs. Charles Schmidt, have rurned home from a visit at Iowa City. Mrs. Loyal M. Thompson is visiting her parents' at Capron, 111. Mrs. A. C. Hansen has as a guest her brother of Fairdale. There will be a literary program at the McKinley school next Friday afternoon given by the seventh grade pupils. Miss Margaret Shaughnessy has ar rived home from a visit with rela tives at Chicago. The parent teachers meeting given at the McKinley school last Friday evening was well attended and it was a very pleasant and profitable meeting. Miss Mary Shepherd wilt, be the next hostess to the Kensington Em broidery club. Word nas been received here by friends that Mr. and Mrs. David Stout, now of Marshalltown, Iowa, and for merly of Silvis, are the parents of triplets, two boys and a girl, who ar rived last week. They were welcom ed by three sisters and two brothers. Mr. Stout was formerly employed as a boilermaker here. One of the more generally used types of incandescent electric lamps bears ' the name of Mazda, an early Aryan spirit of all eood glorified as the god of light. t 11 Everybody Wants Fresh, Hot 'ButteivKist" 1 It's real pop-corn "at last! The best you ever tasted. Nothing but the big, fluffy, white flakes of the best corn grown; crisp, crackling, clean. Popped in a wonderful machine that automatically removes all burnt grains or 'bachelors," and that butters every kernel iust rieht. AH without a toucn of the hand. Come in and see it work." Only best quality creamery butter used. You'll like "Butter-Kiita big, generous bag for 5c. u - The Palace Ice Cream Parlor Opposite Harper House, Rock Island. m the World" At AO Druggists, 10c, 2Sc. FORECLOSED BUT SINGLE MORTGAGE O. E. tfocum, Galva Banker, Who Expired Suddenly, Le nient With Debtors. Orrin E. Tocum, reputed to be tha wealthiest man in the vicinity, died suddenly at nis Dang at utu. ouuuj. It appears that he had gone to the bank about 10 o'clock and was engaged in reading his mail, when the fatal ill ness, evidently heart failure, attacked him. Mr.. Yocum had for practically a lift time been identified with Galva, for the family came to the city in an early day. ' The bank of which Mr. Yocum was owner was originated by his fath er in 1865 and has since been main tained as one of the solid financial in. stltutions of that section of the state. By. prudent and careful investments Mr. Yocum lhad obtained large wealth. As a banker it la id of him that he never pushed a debtor to the wall, and that In his long experience there was but a single instance where a mort gage was foreclosed. The Investments of Mr. Yocum were largely In lands in Illinois, Iowa and California. He was, moreover, a large -stockholder in the Hayes factory, and th owner of the Mulford Heuter com pany. In addition to the bank in Galva he maintained one in Eurila, Iowa. The funeral services will be held i the home on - Northwest and Fifth streets at 2 o'clock Wednesday after noon. n n n nTTTI STOMACH WEAK? Nature is calling for assist ance and it is needed quickly, but it must be the right kind. HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS has for over 60 years been rec ognized as a specific remedy for Stomach, Liver and Bowel His. 1 I Pop-Corn ! o