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Talks to the Business Men of That
City About the Enterprise in
.v Which He Is Inter- .•
Fort Madison was visited last Sat-
urday by Hugh L. Cooper, the water I
power man, and Hon. A. E. Johnstone,
of this city. At a public meeting of a
representative commercial body of
Fort Madison Mr. Cooper presented
his side of the proposition and asked
for the co-operation of the people with
the water company's local representa
tive, Attorney Jos. R. Frailey, to se
cure the necessary number of options
that would be required before the
capital would give the subject definite
consideration. The Fort Madison peo
ple were enthusiastic about the big
water power, were impressed with Mr.
Cooper's reasonableness and are giv
ing the heartiest help to the move
ment. It Is necessary for Mr. Cooper
to get fifty-five per cent of the op
tions on the land to 'be overflowed.
Editor Roberts of the Fort Madison
Democrat presided at the meeting.
There was a full discussion of the
proposition. Mr. Cooper presented the
matters that had to receive attention
to the people, and he was quizzed by
a number present, giving the request
ed Information, which was entirely
Mr. Cooper and Mr. Johnstone »eft
Fort Madison Saturday night and
were in Chicago Sunday. It was one
of the most disagreeable days ever en
countered, said Mr. Johnstone. Hard
ly any one ventured out unless they
could do so and accomplish their
journey with the assistance of a taxi
cab. Mr. Johnstone returned to Keo
kuk this morning, Mr. Cooper stop
at Fort Madison.
The work of securing options con
Says Waterways Convention was the!the
Biggest and Best Ever Held
Of National Importance.
"The Waterways convention brought
to a, close Friday, was the best ever
held," was the enthusiastic way L. A.
Ramill put It when interviewed today
by a Gate City reporter
"There was more unimity among,
the powers that be and delegates and
every man present at the convention
was in favor of issuing bonds for the
improvement of rivers and harbors.
The best address at the convention
was made by Governor Ebberhart of
Minnesota, successor to the late Gover
nor Johnson. He made an earnest
plea for the Mississippi and
SHOW THIS WEEK
Fifth Annual Exhibition Will Open
Wednesday in the Schmidt
CITY IS ENTHUSIASTIC I THE REVIVAL MEETING
Promise to Give Moral Aid to the
Proposition and Assist Mr.
Frailey in Securing
Building on Main Street
Opposite Grant's Hotel.
Melvin Furtney is Singing the illus
trated Songs at the Moving
Picture Shows in the
WARSAW, 111., Dec. 13—The fifth
Mr. Hamlll and James B. Diver were strumental numbers. Director Mur
Keokuk's representatives at the big phy was one of the organizers of the
'convention which was of national lm-! Royal Neighbors, an auxiliary of the
—Reverend George C. Williams who
left Saturday evening for Des Moines
will visit at Davenport and other up
river cities fthe state before return
—The men's meet'ng at the Y. M. C.
A. yesterday was addressed by Rev.
Geo. P. Magill, of Des Moines. The
men who were present heard one of
the most eloquent addresses which has
been given In the Association auditor
ium for a long tlmie. The subject of
the talk was "A Square Deal" and the
speaker treated It from the standpoint
of a square deal for God and man—He
used Job's experiences as the founda
tion of his argument and with illustra
t'on and story mingled with good
sound logic he led up to the conclusion
th&t the development of an upright,
christian character is the only way a
man can give a square deal either to
Blmself or God. The talk was most
helpful to all who heard it. Rev.
Magill occupied the pulpit of the Con
gregational church both morning and
evening and preached most eloquent
sermons on each occasion.
Does not Color the Hair
exhibition of the Warsaw
Poultry Association will open Wednes
day, Dec. 15, in the Conrad Schmidt
building on Main street below 6th,
opposite Grant's hotel.
One of the best poultry judges in
the country, Frank L. Shaw, of Pales
tine, Texas, has been secured. A big
list of prizes has been offered, includ
ing several silver cups, and many
cash prizes. There will be a large
number of entries.
A beautiful electric light has heen
installed at the crossing of 4th and
Main streets, composed of 6 40-candle
power Tungsten lights In a cluster.
The "Everybody's Revival" in
charge of Rev. Hlllis, closed last even
ing in the Presbyterian church, after
running three, weeks. Over 40 con
verts are the result of these meetings.
There was a large audience at this
farewell meeting and many were the
regrets expressed at parting with Rev.
Hillis and his estimable wife, and
also Mrs. Emily Collins, who so ably
assisted in making the meetings
success with her music. The evange
lists go to Keokuk this week to open
a series of meetings, and the best
wishes and hearty commendations of
this community go with them.
The beautiful residence of Mr.
Bott, the cooper, is nearing complet
ion, so that he Is preparing to occupy
a portion of it shortly.
Frank Ernest, ,who operates a ma
chine at the button factory, round a
handsome pearl en Saturday. He has
not learned Its value yet.
Mrs. John H. Flnlay has gone to
Chicago to remain with her sister,
Mrs. Conner, until after the holidays.
There was a fair crowd out Saturday
evening at the moving picture show
In the opera house, considering the
icy condition of the streets. The
pictures were good, as also were the
illustrated songs. Melvln Furtney is
He has a wonderfully
fine voice for ballads, for one so
young, and his pronunciation Is clear.
Mr. Wm. Hyman of Aviston, 111.,
has been Installed as .anager of the
Warsaw Milling Co.'s mills, Messrs.
Chas. and Ed. Albers, proposing to
take a rest, which they have well earn
I ed. Mr. Hyman is a mll'er of 15
ri and Me3srs. Albers
are fortunate in securing him. His
wife, son and daughter, accompanied
him here and they will soon be com
fortably domiciled. Warsaw bids
them a warm welcome.
The Girls' club will give an apron
and necktie dance at Odd Fellows hall
tribu- ion Wednesday evening, Dec. 15.
I Music by Agne's orchestra.
"The auditorium occupied by the Notice Is being sent to every mem
convention seated 2,000 persons andjber of Warsaw camp 340 M. W. A. to
the capacity was taxed every day. be sure and not forget the free M.
"Taft's message to congress was of W. A. entertainment to be given at
Importance* and in it he spoke of a six-! opera house Friday evening of this
foot channel from St. Louis to St. Paul, week. Hon. E. E. Murphy of Leav
a nine-foot channel from St. Louis tojenworth, Kas., one of the directors of
Cairo and an eight-foot channel for the the order, will deliver an address,
Ohio, but favored other projects which and there will be orchestra music,
'the organization are agitating. besides readings and vocal and in-
w. A., and is also treasurer of the
Sanatorium Fund, Colorado Springs,
Colo. All Woodmen and Royal Neigh
bors will be welcome at this meeting,
also their friends.
Albert L. Colson, an experienced
baker and restaurant man, has bought
out the Campbell restaurant, two
doors above 4th, on Main street, has
renovated It, and made some changes,
and proposes to keep a first class, up
to date, ladles' restaurant, lunch room
and confectionery, and will soon In
stall an oven where he will bake as
good bread as ever was baked In War
saw. These quarters he expects to
occupy temporarily, as he has the
promise of a large building with fine
front farther up the street, which he
can get In a month or so. Mr. Colson
is a hustler and will make himself
felt in the business world of Warsaw.
Thomas Battles, the grocer, has
bought the Gipps building on Main
street, between 4th and 5th streets,
and will get possession about Jan 1.
He will either rent it or occupy it
himself with his grocery stock, but he
Is undecided. Another hustler for
The work of demolishing th-» old
bottling works at the Popel-Gllier
HAIR VIGOR 1
An Elegant Dressing
Makes Hair Grow
Competed of Sulphur. Clyccrin, Qulnin, Sodium Chlorld, Capsicum. Sage, Alcohol,
Water, Perfume. Ask your doctor vhl* opinion of such a hair preparation.
brewery, progresses clowly because of
the weather. Scott and Son of Mem
phis, Mo., have the contract for the
new building which will be quite ex
tensive, and will be equipped with
the very latest bottling machinery.
One hundred and fifty feet of new side
track is being laid to the old building
to facilitate the handling of old and
The Gossip club will meet at the
residenoe of Mrs. E. M. Ingersoll,
1309 Orleans street, on Wednesday
There will be no meeting of the
Young People's Guild of the Congre
gational church on Tuesday evening,
owing to the absence of the pastor.
The Quid Libets of the First Con
gregational church met this after
noon and were entertained at the
home of Mrs. James Huiskamp on
Grand Avenue, by Mesdames Harry
Phillips and Huiskamp.
To Make Xmas Happy.
The Young People's Guild of the
First Congregational church will help
to make Christmas this year, a hap
py one among the poor and shutins of
the city. Money and edibles, and lit
tle gifts will be received by them and
distributed among the poor of the
city. On Wednesday evening, De
cember 22, a Christmas prayer meet
ing is to be held" at which time 'hese
articles will be received.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L.
LoftUs, formerly well known Keokuk
people, have received Invitations t.o
attend the marriage of their eldest
daughter, Marjorie Clare, to. Walter
Sylvester Gibbs, on Tuesday evening,
Dec. 21, at the Loftus home, 234 W.
30th street, Los Angeles, C&lif.
NO LEGAL STATUS
For this Reason His Case Has Been
Brought Up Before Insanity
Realizing the fact that he has no
legal status and is denied the right to
vote, buy or sell property and that he
is under a guardian, Alexus Peterson
has had his case investigated by the
Commission of Insanity in order that
his name may be cleared and his
rights of citizenship restored. The
board met and will recommend to the
board of control that lie be released.
Peterson was sent to the hospital at
Mt Pleasant in 1895, but took "French
leave" the year following and since
that time has not been within the
FOR NEW JUSTICE
John Leindecker Married Couple To
day at High Noon and Per
formed Ceremony Well.
"For pomp and dignity Justice of
the Peace Leindecker has high clergy
men of the city cheated a mile," was
the way one of the witnesses put It
today following the first marriage
performed by the new justice.
The couple having the distinction
of being the first married by Justice
Leindecker are William S. Cook of
I.aOrangc-, and Lucy Curfman of Keo
kuk, both very neat the age of sixty.
The marriage occurred
ICE PLAYS HAVOC
WITH THE WIRES
Electric Light People and Gas Com
pany Having Trouble With
Lighting and Gas
'PHONE COMPANIES HIT
City Service of the Home Slightly
Crippled and the Bell's Toll
Lines Are Working
Snow and ice are king, having been
sworn into office on Saturday and
they are now holding down the job
with much credit to then: selves and all
concerned and giving the men who
have to deal with wires and electrical
apparatus no end of trouble and caus
ing the hair of the early rising house
wife to stand on end for fear the wat
er pipes will burst when she lights the
range in the morning.
high noon at Justice Leindecker's
home, 1102 Johnson street.
—Burke Bros, are headquarters for
Christmas candies, fancy boxes, fruits
and nuts, 504 Main.
—Matrix, coral, cameo, agate, lipls,
amethyst, jade, turquoise rings in new
est creations, just opened at Horna
—The Hartley road case, which was
to have been heard in the district
court today, was continued. Court
heard motions for new trials in the
case of Jones vs. General Construction
Company and McDonald vs. General
—Fancy boxes, assorted mixed can
dy, fruit and nuts at Burke Bros. 504
—It was the ladles of the G. A. R.
and not the Woman's Eallef Corps,
who held the election of officers last
laid up as a result of a fall which she
received yesterday when she slipped
on the ice.
—Bert Dailey shipped one of his
bloodhounds to Byersville, Ohio this
afternoon. The dog is one of the best
which the local bloodhound owner has
ever bad and should do good work for.
its new owner.
Roller to Wrestle.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 13.—Something
more than the large end of the purse
and the honors that go with victory
will be the reward of the winner of
thf- wrestling match Tuesday night be
tween Americus, the Baltimore star
heavy weight, and Mahamout, the
powerful Bulgarian. Arrangements
were made with Dr. B. P. Roller, now
traveling with the Jeffries combina
tion, to come here January 12 and
(meet the winner of this contest at
the Coliseum. Both' men have con
sented to this arrangement, and Rol
ler will he able' to fjet a release from
the Gotch shoW 'for the time.
Manager A. D. Ayers of the Keokuk
Electric Railway anc Power company
stated this morning that the electri
cal people were experiencing no end
of trouble in attending to the light
wires, which have been coated with
ice and In many instances the weight
has broken them so that numerous
ends may be seen hanging down and
are a menace to the safety of citi
A full force of wireman are being
employed at the present time however
by the power company and the big
force is putting forth every effort
to cope with Icy conditions which are
existing. Circuits No. 1 and 2 on the
arc light power have not been work
ing for the past several evenings, but
it is hoped to restore all lights soon.
Gas Troubles Too
The wires are not only causing trou
ble but the gas pressure, mention of
which was made in Sunday morning's
paper, is also very poor. Manager
Ayers stated this morning that such is
the case each time after a cold snap,
the pressure through some unknown
manner becomes exceedingly poor and
the service from gas flow becomes
very much moderated until warm wea
ther again comes. What causes this
is not known but the electric and gas
company is making an effort to look,
after this trouble and patrons of the
company who call up will have this
remedied at once if the office of the
company is notified.
'Phones Knocked Out.
Manager Earl L. Gaines of the Missi
ssippi Valley Telephone Company
stated today that the 'phones of that
system were knocked out from the
levee to Fourteenth Street in the al
ley between Main and Blondeau. A
large force of linemen is being kept
busy remedying this matter and it is
hoped by the company to restore full
The wire chief of the Bell telephone
exchange said today that no trouble
was being experienced with lines of
Death Early This Morning of Henry
Seabold at His Home Near
This City at Advanced
In the death of Henry Wende, an
other old settler, who has lived in and
near this city for the past fifty-five
years, has been called to the better
life and the passing of this venerable
and respected resident Is befhg mourn,
Death came this morning at two
o'clock after an illness which he has
endured for two years, although for
the past ten years or more he has
been in declining health. At the time
of his death the deceased was seven
ty-nine years of age and had lived a
long and useful life, having moved
to this city in 1854. He was married
at Qulncy in 1854 to Miss Amelia
Lange and the union was a happy one.
He came to Keokuk where for many
years he was engaged in the wagon
and plow manufacturing' business un
til his removal to his farm near this
city, thirty years ago, where he ^had
resided ever since.
that company in this cl -y, but the toll eastern city.
lines of the Iowa were in bad working Harry Davis of Hannibal Sundayed
order, two lines being all that the
toll operators could press into ser
vice yesterday on the lines north of
the city, and at times only one line
was in working order. Several places
between here and Montrose the wires
have been found to be bioken and line
men are on the job remedying as fast
as possible, these breaks. v??
The rain and sleet which aceumu-!
lates on the lines is a dead weight
for the wires and as Is the usual
occurance, the recent frozen element
has caused them to snap in a num-
ber of places, crippling, '.he service to l-awyer Must Spend Four Years In
quite an extent.
ON THE GO AGAIN
In New York City Today and W'.if
Be at Yale University on
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—President
Taft will leave this morning for New
York, where he is to be a speaker at
Mrs. W. J. Utley of Sandusky Is the diamond jubliiee of the Methodist:to1!
Episcopal church. In the presidential
party will be Mrs. Taft and Mrs.
Laughlin, her sister, and Capt. Archi
While in New York the president
and members of his party will be the
guests of his brother, Henry Taft.
Tuesday morning the president will go
to New Haven to attend a meeting of
the Board of Trustees of Yale Univer
sity, of which he is a member. He
will leave New Haven at midnight, re
turning to Washington Wednesdav.
THON—The funeral of John E.
'fhon, little son of Mr. and Mrs. W C.
Thon will be held Tuesday afternoon
at 2:30, from the family home 823
Exichange street. Friends invited,
One of the first to file iin affidavit
as to the purity of Ingredients con
talned in a remedy were the dispene
ers of#tlie famous laxative tonic. Di
i^aldweU'f! Syrup Pepsin. Price «5C
-cuts oi' 11 a bottle ot any druggist.
He was a member or the Geririan
Evangelical church and at one time
was a member of the Keokuk lodge of
Odd Fellows but discontinued his re
lation with that order when change of
residence would not conveniently
permit him to attend its meetings.
His wife proceeded him in death
fourteen years ago and since then he
has been making his residence with
his daughters and has spent his de
clining years in comfort with them.
Funeral services will be held on
Wednesday afternoon, announcement
being found elsewhere in this Issue.
Tiiose who survive this old and re
spected resident are seven daughters,
namely: Mrs. Henry Peters, Mrs.
Molly Seabold, Mrs. George S. Mer
rlam, Mrs. Oscar Peterson, Mrs.
Ernest B. E. Eversmeyer of Musca
tine, Misses Emma and Etta Wende
of this city. Seven grandchildren and
one great grandchild survive.
J. C. McCain, pastor of the Metho
dist Protestant church left last even
ing for Pittsburg, Pa., where he will
attend as one of fie vven delegates
of the county, the meeting of the
board of home missions and interest
of the local church, the meeting in the
this city with his mother, leaving
again this morning to resume his
duties in the Missouri city.
B. A. Dolan was a passenger on No.
12 this morning being bound for
Quincy where he will transact busi
Dr. Tapsley was In Ft. Madison this
morning returning again at 1:15 p. m.
Federal Prison for His
CHICAGO, Dec. 13.—Wallace H.
Hopkins, the former broker, convlct
jed a week ago of using the mails to
I defraud clients out of sums aggregat
ing $800,000 today was sentenced by
federal Judge Landis, to serve four
years and three months in the feder
al penitentiary. This is the limit
prescribed by the law. Sentence was
pronounced after former TJ. S. Sena-
chief consul, had argued
vainly for a new trial. Judge Landis
denounced the prisoner in unmeasured
terms in pronouncing sentence
FINEST Display of
EVER SHOWN IN KEOKUK
NOW ON DISPLAY AT
City Drug Store
MR. AND MRS. THON
Their Fourth Child to Die Within
the Past Three Years and Death
is Particularly Sad
WAS IN BUSINESS HERE IJ0HN EDWARD IS DEAD
Came to This City In 1854 Where he
Lived Until Removing to His
Late Home Thirty
Death of the Little Child Was Caused
From Fever From Which It
Had Suffered Two
When the angel of death entered
a happy home for the fourth time with
in three years and has taken from
those endeared to their loved ones,
the lives of little children, sad indeed
Is the shock of parting with these lit
tle ones who have come to brighten
this world with their sunshine and
happiness and have hegun to grow,
when it is the will of the Almighty,
that they come to Him from this life
which they have just come to know
and sweeten with their presence.
There is nothing sadder than the
death of a little child but when the
fourth child is stolen away by death
within a few short years, the joy of
having these little ones with them Is
L. E. Williams has return from
three days trip north.
Ed S. Lofton went to Fort Madison
this afternoon to assist in drawing
grand and petit jurors for 1910.
Eugene Clemens left this afternoon
for Loraine, Illinois, called by the seri
ous illness of his sister.
Today Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Thon of
823 Exchange street are mourning the
loss of their little fifteen months old
son, John Edward, life passing from
the little body at 3:30 o'clock this
morning, after a two pelt's illness
from brain fever, from which the child
had been a constant sufferer for the
post two weeks. Although all that
could be done was put forth In an ef
fort to save the life of their little son,
all efforts were of no avail and death
comes this morning as a sad shock to
the parents and relatives of the child.
The funerel services will be held to
morrow afternoon from the family
residence at 2:30 p'clock and inte
ment wil be made In the family lot at
Hickery Grove cemetery.
Fourth Child Taken.
Within the past three years this is
the fourth child that has been takes
from Mr. and Mrs. Thon by death and
the death of their last little one
seem particularly sad on this account.
Two sons and two daughters have died
In their infancy, Jesse William, Wll
ma, Frances and -John Edward ,whose
death occurred today.
The parents have the sympathy of
the entire community in the death of
this last little one and those dear ones
which have preceeded him to the
grave. Words at a time like this are
inadequate to express the deep sympa
thy which is extended to them during
their time of trouble and distress and
only those who have come to know the
rorrow of loosing ail of their chi'dren
and have felt the sting of death, can
know the sadness of it all.
Daily Range of Prices.
CHICAGO, 111! Dec. 13.
Open. High. Low. Close
WHEAT— Dec. 13. Dec. 11.
May 110% 11% 109% 111% 109
July 100 100% 99% 100. 98%
Dec. 11% H2% 111*12% 109%
May .. 66%
July .. 66%
Dec. .. 62%
May .. 45%
Dec. .. 44%
July .. 43%
67, -1 04%
KEOKUK, Dec. 13—The following
local produce market is furnished to
doy by the S. Pond Co.:
Butter—Shippers pay 23%c grocers
23c creameries, 31@32c butter fat,
Poultry—Shippers pay: Hens, lie
Springs, 12%c cocks, 5c lien tur
keys, 16c toms, 14c young toms,
lCc geese. 7c ducks, 11c,
1 Local Live Stock.
KEOKUK, Dec. 13—The following I
live stock market is furnished today
1 by Joseph Haulier^:
Hogs—Good butche s, J7.25?fi7.50.
Sheep Butchers, v: $firstname.lastname@example.org
I lambs, $email@example.com.
Local Grain Market.
KEOKUK, Iowa, Dec. 13.—Today'*
local markets furnished by the O. A.
No. 2, wheat, red winter $1.10
No. 3 wheat, red winter
No. 2, wheat, hard winter
Corn, new, ear
When You Buy
You cut out the ele
meut of doubt.
We've a habit here
of using the word
something more than
a mere "talking
It's an existing
reality, and it proves
out in the clothes.
That means a lot of
care and knowledge
on our part.
Order a suit or over
coat and you'll be
Henry F. Krueger
14 South Fifth S
Farms for Sale
Stock farm 316 acres well Improved,
10 miles out, ($50) per acre. A splen-
dU. grain close tQ SummltvllIef
1C0 acres practically all in cultivation,
($65) per acre. Land all around this
last farm selling for from ($80) to
($100) per acre. 140 acres 7 miles
out, well Improved, ($45) per acre.
150 acres 9 miles out, In cultiva
tion, lays fine, ($35) per acre, improve
ments good. Dozens of others.
Room 1, Estes Bldg., Keokrk, Iowa.
WANTED—Men to learn the barber
trade. Splendid pay after few
weeks with us. Shop experience and
wages while learning. Tools, demon
strations, and diplomas given. Big
demand for Moler graduates. Cata
alogue mailed free, Molpr Barber
College, St. Louis,, i.o. tf^'
WANTED—Young men to learn auto
mobile business by mall, and prepare
for positions as chaffeurs and repair
men. We make you expert in ten
weeks assist you to secure position.
Big pay work pleasant damand for
men great reasonable write for par
ticulars and sample lessen. Empire
Automobile Institute, Rochester, N. Y.
FOR RENT—Modern cottage, 515
Orleans ave. Inquire 504 Orleans
FOR RENT—Dwelling 202 Bank in
complete repair modern improve-,
ments. J. F. Dougherty & Co.
FOR RENT—7 rcom dwelling with
barn, Seventeenth and Franklin. In
quire 929 Franklin.
FOR RENT—213 Concert street. In
quire W. B. Daniels, or 206 High
FOR RENT—Dwelling on Fulton
street, and dwelling on Mrrgan,
modern improvements. Inquire 727
FOR SALE—One-balf section-flno farm
land, five miles from Sidney, Neb.,
creek running through same. For par
ticulars write II. McFadden, Box 356
Surrounding a Swamp in Which Negro
ie Hiding With Several Bullets
V, in Him.
MAXIE, Miss., Dec. 13.—A posse
with bloodhounds, today surrounds a
swamp In which a negro accused ot
attacking a white girl, is in hiding.
After the attack, the negro fought the
officers and escaped. He was first shot
through the right arm but drawing a
pistol with his left hand, fought the
officers back. A second bullet Inflict
ed a more serious wound. The posse
will lynch the negro If he is caught.
the Kind You Have Always Bought