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WEDNESDAY, APR. 5,191#
See the New Silk
No two Alike
Stripes up and
down and diagonal
—Not the ridicu
lous stripes run
An extra new Display
of Crepe decheins.
Georgettes Lace, Nets
2.29 to 6.98
and 500 New Dollar
The talk of Keokuk
No two alike Mode's
*6.98 to *30
190 new May Model
*12 to *50
No two alike En
tirely different styles
than you see in every
SO light weight French
serge and challie dresses
at 1.3 off
[TESTIMONY IS IN
CASE BEING ARGUED
McGee vs. Erhardt Cas^ Is Being
Brought to Close Before Judge
Hamilton This Afternoon.
Arguments in the case of McGee
•«. Erhardt were being made in the
district court this afternoon before
Judge Hamilton. The testimony in
the case for the defendant was taken
yesterday afternoon and this morn
ing, and the arguments of counsel
were heard this afternoon. It is like
I ly that the court will take the matter
Good Roads Special.
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 5—It
I was announced by the Greater Des
Moines committee today that the
good roads special now touring the
state would leave on its trip over the
Milwaukee from Ottumwa on April
12, winding up at Anamosa on April
18. Night meetings will toe held at
Marion, Madrid, Fonda, Emmetsburg,
New Hampton and Anamosa.
Four Americans on Board.
Ition of press dispatches saying four
lAroericans were aboard the torpedoed
IIRritish steamer Berwind. reached the
jstate department today in a message
Ifrom, the United States consul at Oork.
No Strike Is Visible.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. April 5.—Tf a milk
letrtke has been declared by the South
ern Illinois Milk Dealers' association
igalnst St. Louis dairy men it was
noticeable here today. Local
Jrymen said they received their
[usual quota. The association threat
ened to stop shipments unless the
rtce was advanced.
IS BEING SUED
C. W. Leake Alleges That He Sus
tained Injuries When His Buggy
Struck Track R*il Last
SUIT IS TRANSFERRED
Action Brought by Morgan Meyers, is
Taken to District Court
Charles W. Leake has filed suit
against the Keokuk Electric com
pany asking for damages in the
amount of $2,999.93. In the petition
on file Leake alleges that he was in
jured by being thrown from his buggy
last fall, when the vehicle struck part
of the track which was being laid on
Main street, between Eighteenth and
Nineteenth street on Main.
The alleged accident occurred on
September 7, while plaintiff was on
his way to Mooar. It is alleged that
there was an excavation for the tracks
of the car company and that this was
not prorperly guarded, and that plain
tiff's buggy struck one of the rails.
Plaintiff alleges he was thrown over
the dash board and struck his should
ed on the rail. The shoulder was brok
en by the fall, and plaintiff has been
put to considerable expenses and pain
as a result.
Meyers Suit Transferred.
The suit of Morgan Meyers vs the
Keokuk Electric company has been
transferred from the superior court to
—Unitarian spring sale and market
Friday. April 7. Bird novelties. Bar
gain table. Chicken supper 6 p. m„ 3bc.
—Closing out stock floor veneer,
cheap. Strickler Mfg. Co., 219 Johnson.
—The fifth mid-week lenten serv
ice will be held at St. Paul's Evan
gelical church this evening at 7:30
o'clock, subject, "The Fifth Call From
the Cross," in German. Anthems, "Ich
Liebe zu Erzaehlen von dem was
Jesus Gibt" and **Er Starb Fuer
Mich." The first rehearsal of the sac
red cantata entitled "The Beatitudes,'
will take place at 8:30 sharp. All sing'
ers of the church are requested to be
—The members of the board of su
pervisors were in Keokuk today on
business. The board is looking after
the arrangements for installation or
new steel fixtures in the vault in the
clerk's office In the court house here.
It was also said that the board might
take up the matter of taxes on the wa
ter power company's holdings during
this trip herq.
Voice of the Peop'e
Open Letter to New Council.
|To the Honorable -iayor and City
There was published in The Gate
City of April 4, the report of retir
ing Commissioner J. A. M. Collins,
which will be made a part of the per
manent records of the city and from
which I quote the following:
"Notwithstanding any statements to
the contrary, on the date above men
tioned (April 1, 1914) the gross
amount of overdrafts, bills due and
unpaid was 150,595.12, to which must
be added f1,441.00 making a total of
As this is a gross misrepresenta
tion of fact and absolutely false,
derogatory of the administration of
I which I was mayor, will you not at
lyour leisure, have prepared and in
serted in the records, a true statement
of the gross amount of overdrafts,
bills due and unpaid as of April 1,
•1914, also a similar statement of the
financial condition of the city as of
April 1. 1916, and the amount of cash
on hand in bank on these respective
dates. Also the funded debt of the
city on these respective dates.
JOSHUA F. ELDER.
April 5. 1916.
Chicago Live Stock
The cattle market closed strong and
10 cents above the opening. Top for
Sheep sold firm. The top for sheep
was $9.10 for lambs $11.35.
We cover buttons in all styles
and in MATERIALS to match
YOUR GOWK. We carry
csompilete line of the latest and
most fashionable shapes in but
tons and cover them artistical
ly and perfectly.
27 N. 4th St. Keokuk, la.
THOSE WHISKERS ARE
BEING PRESENTED IN
NEW SPRING POETRY
When ha was in Keokuk, Dr. Gk
Whiter Burr's facial adornments
were the subject of mock trials.
Now that he has moved to Des
Moines they write poetry about
them. Dean Frank Nagle per
petrated this entitled The Last
Hope, in The Highlander, the of
flcial publication of Highland
"The first glad days of spring
With spring In Winter's lap
There's music in the balmy air,
The trees are full of sap.
But with one thing it's hard to
The hardest thing to bear,
For twenty springs, the fading
That Barr will ditch some hair."
The faculty members were ask*
ed to write a few lines of spring
poetry. All those in favor of
awarding Dean N&gel the prize,
please stand up.
BY THE MOB
Trapped in Barn Which was Set on
Fire by the Posse Which
Was in Pursuit.
ST. CHARLES, Mo., April 5.—
Lafayette Chandler, 35 years old, the
negro who last night shot and fatally
wounded Sheriff H. Dieker, of St.
Charles county, was trapped in a
barn seven miles from St. Charles
today at noon and slain by a posse
of more than 500 men and boys.
The negro had taken refuge in a
barn on the farm of Edward Bus
chert, near Orchard Farm, northwest
of St. Charles. He made several at
tempts to surrender when the posse
closed in on him.
With the barn in flames, he came
to the door and waved his hands. His
appearance called for more than a
the district court, and the transcript thousand shots. He fell back into
in the case was filed in the office of: the'barn and his body has not been
the clerk of the district court today. recovered.
This was the case in which Meyers
is suing for damages alleged to have
been sustained when be was put off
of an interurban car last winter.
Dragged From Jail.
KINSTON, North Carolina^ April 5.
—A mob from Greene county broke
into the Lenoir county Jail here to
day, dragged out Joseph Black, negro,
and lynched him. The mob charged
he furnished the shotgun with which
his son. Will Black, seriously wound
ed one of the men attempting to ar
rest him for an assault on a six year
The son is held in the Raleigh
penitentiary for safe keeping.
Business Man Suspect.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 5.—A
young business man of this city, is
Buspected by the police today of rob
bing the men on the Union Pacific
Overland limited's observation car
last night and for two other train
holdups on the same road recently.
The theory that the robber was
back at his home before the alarm of
his latest exploit was spread, is
strengthened by the statement of two
men who saw a saddled horse near
the point where .the bandit jumped
from the speeding train and disap
peared in the darkness.
The slim, unmasked individual
wearing a dark mackinaw coat and
broad hat in last night's hold-up,
exactly fits the description of the
bandit who robbed trainB at Rock
Springs, Wyo., and Roy, Utah, since
February. The theory of posses who
failed to overtake the bandit last
night is that he lives in Cheyenne
and is familiar with the territory
along the railway into Utah. Some
believe he is the same man who held
up a Yellowstone park tourist party
Favor Amor plate Bill.
[United Press Jjcased Wiro Service]
IWAISHITNGTON, Alptjil 5.—The
house naval affairs committee voted 15
to today to report out favorably the
11,000,000 government armor plate
plant bill passed a wek ago by the sen"
Iowa Supreme Court Decisions.
[Special to The Gate City]
DBS MOINES, April 5,-^Peteraon,
administrator vs. Phillips Coal Co ap
pellants, Wapello county, reversed,
Parr appellant vs. Standard Oil _.o..
Crawford county, affirmed, Deemer,
.Emehy Auto Co. vs. Neiderhusen ap
pellant, Marshall county, affirmed,
French vs. French et al., appellant.
Van Ruren county affirmed, Evans,
George E. Pew Is Dead.
LEMARS, Iowa, April 5.—George E.
Pew, 65, for over 'forty years a lead
ing 'business man and citizen of Le
mars, died at his home here this
morning. He came to Lemars in 1875
and engaged in the hardware busi
ness. He served several terms In the
city council and one term as super-
[United Pre-s Leased Wire Service,
CHICAGO, April 5.—Hog values
were up 10 Cents higher at today's visor. He is survived toy a wife, two
close, following steady buying. Top sons and a daughter.
for hogs $9.85. Estimated receipts
for tomorrow were 22,000.
Murdered In Bed.
CHICAGO, April 5.—Mrs. Agnes
Middleton, forty, wife of John Middle
ton, who. according to the police,
killed himself a year ago today, was
found murderer in bed today. Marks
on her head indicated she had been
slain with an a*. The motive for the
crime was robbery, the police stated
who found the house ransacked. The
only clue was a bloody finger print.
The body was discovered by a room
er who is being held by the police.
Miss Elizabeth Dillon of Amlbrosia,
la., is the guest of Mrs. A. D. Thomas,
R. S. Thomas of Columbus O., Is
visiting his brother, A. D. Thomas,
and other relatives.
H. E. Bisshopp, district agent of
the Masonic Protective association, 's
in Keokuk today. His headquarters
axa in Rockford.
t% %Kk' y?f*m p1 Km*
THE DAILY GATE
Call Black 665
For Society Editor
Easter Week to Be Busy
Easter week beginning with April
24th gives promise to be a very gay
one socially. Some saclal event is
scheduled for every evening and a
number of afternoon parties are
planned for. Friday evening, April 28
is set for the Clifford Thome lecture
under the patronage of the Civic
league. This is the event of the year
for the Civic league which will have
as its guests the men of the Retail
ers' league and of the Industrial asso
ciation. Mr. Thorne will speak on
"The Passing of Competition."
Trl-City Matron's Club.
Mrs. B. F. Smith and Mrs, John P.
Peterson were hostesses to the Tri
City Matron's club O. E. S. yester
day at a 1 o'clock luncheon at thej
home of Mrs. B. F. Smith. The guests!
were seated at three tables which
were decorated in spring flowers,
jonquils and narcissus. A delicious
luncheon was served in four courses.
Messages were read from absent mem"
hers instead of having a toast pro
gram. Very interesting letters were
read from Mrs. Jessie Davies Hull of
Buffalo, N and from Miss Alice Tol
mie of Pomona, Calit The following
is the guest list: Mrs. E. A. Eaton,
Mrs. E. M. Majors, Mrs. A. J. Leake,
Mrs. J. R. Roberts, Mrs. James Mc
Cahan, Mrs. O. W. Sandberg, Mrs. S.
Johnston, Mrs. T. G. French, Mrs.
Sam Lloyd, Mrs. "Lulu Laws, Mrs.
Pearl Luttman of Warsaw and the fol
lowing from Hamilton: Mrs. J. P.
Guthrie, Mrs. Blanche Guy, Mrs. Cas
per Englehardt, Mrs. C. P. Lindsey,
Mrs. Abbie Tyrill and Mrs. Ruggles.
Anniversary Is Celebrated.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Miller, who yes
terday celebrated their twenty-second
wedding anniversary at the home of
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T.
Miller, returned today to their home
Keokuk friends will be interested
in this announcement from the Bur
lington Gazette, of the marriage of a
former Keokuk young man:
A quiet wedding ceremony was cel
ebrated Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock
at the Congregational church when
Miss Ethel Aiken and Mr. Harry A.
Wallls were united in marriage, the
Rev. Naboth Osborne officiating at the
service. The bride wore her traveling
suit for the ceremony, and the couple
left immediately for Keokuk on a
short wedding trip, enroute for their
future home in Duluth. Mr. and
Mrs. Wallls have many good friends
in Burlington whose best wishes and
congratulations they have. The fol
lowing announcements have 'been
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Gambell
announce the marriage of
Ethel 'L. Aiken,
Mr. Harry A. Wallis,
on Tuesday, the fourth of April,
nineten hundred and sixteen,
after the 2Hth of April,
7i27 E Seventh St.,
The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Wallis of Oskaloosa, for
merly of Keokuk, and he left this city
for Duluth, Minn., about two years
ago. He is employed in that city as a
window dresser in the Feimuth depart
ment stores. His father and mother
were present at the wedding. The
bride and groom go to Duluth to an
apartment which Mr. Wallis ha$, al
Leap Year Party Planned
The Baby Welfare league of the
Visiting Nurse association met yes
terday afternoon at the home of
Miss Alton. It was decided to give
a leap year dancing party in the
Masonic ballroom on the evening of
April 27, at which Agne's orchestra
will play. The proceeds will be for
charity and to finance the work for
bettering the health conditions of
Keokuk babies. This will be the
first big leap year party of 1916. There
have been a half dozen or more small
parties, but no leap year function of
the magnitude of this one. The young
women of the league will give the
play, "The Theft of Thistledown,'
during Baby week in May. Miss
Charlotte Buck. Miss Madeline Narr
ley and Miss Mary Kiedaisch were
received as new members yesterday.
The young women received Into the
league on the baby list its first mem
ber yesterday in Eleanor Agnes
Northrup, whose grandmother, Mrs.
T. R. Board, took out a membership
for this very interesting little South
American resident. The young women
hope that other babies will be en
rolled in their baby membership. Fol
lowing the business session Miss Al
ton served tea.
Parlor Conference Tomorrow.
A parlor conference, at which Dr.
Charles R. 'Scoville will speak, will be
held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30
o'clock at the home of Mrs. F. B. Dor
sey, 712 Orleans avenue.
Mrs. Hawkej Entertains.
The members of the Alpha Trist
club were entertained at a 'beauti
fully appointed luncheon today by
Mrs. E. E. Hawkes at the Hotel Iowa,
after which bridge was played.
O. H. Club Meeting.
Mrs. John V. D. Maas entertained
the O. H. club at a business and so
cial meeting today at her home, 1502
Entertains This Afternoon.
Miss Ruth Hartley, of 612 Exchange
street, entertained this afternoon in
honor of Miss Beulah Larsen.
Omaha Butter Market.
OMAHA, Nob., April 6.—Butter, 36
These Stoves Made in
WANTED—At once, 10,000 dull
safety razor blades to sharpen at
Woodbury'3, 1104 Main street.
WANTED—Men to learn barber
trade. Short term completes. Wages
Saturdays tools given. Jobs waiting.
Can run your own shop. Write for
information. Moler Barber College,
St. Louis, Mo.
WANTED—A young man as Janitor
at the Tri-State Commercial college.
WANTED—First class, all-around ma-j
chinists also two igood drill press
hands. Address "Machinists," cara
Phone Red 567
FOR RENT—'Four nice rooms fur
nished for light housekeeping. 312
Fulton St. Phone/Red 115b.
FC-R. RENT—Office rooms over Keo
kuk National bank. Enquire of E. S.
FOR RENT—A seven room modern
house. Enquire at 825 Orleans
FOR RENT—Two furnished rooms
for housekeeping all modern con
veniences. Inquire 214 Concert street.
FOR RENT—Modern residence on
north side, furnished or unfurnish
ed. Also two furnished apartments
for housekeeping. Enquire 727 North
Ninth. Phone Black 1320.
FOR SAliHJ—At 218 South Fourth,
forty thousand feet white pine lum
ber, several cars sawdust, rubber
roofing, kindling, guttering, spouting.
Phone Black 1018.
FOR SALE—'I offer my residence for
$2,800 for thirty days. Miss Edith
Miller, 41)0 North Fifth street.
FOR SALE CHEAP—Pianola player
with fifty rolls music. Phone Red
FOR SALE—Electric coupe, in good
condition, complete with charging
apparatus. Address Electric, care
FOR SALE—Grocery store, well lo
cated on Main street. Priced right,
and terms to suit. See E. L. Aldrich.
Phone 419. I
FOR SALE—Large double brick house
at Twelfth and Bank. Lot 84x100.
Here is a real bargain and will pay
you to investigate. Priced at about
one-half the real value. See E. L.
Aldrich. Phone 419.
FOR SALE—1106 Concert, eight room
modern house, in good condition, at
reasons for selling. See E. L. Aid
rich. Phone 419.
FOR SALE—Modern north side home
at $4,200 frame. Write H, this of
FOR SALE—Well located house and
lot, north side big bargain. Write
H, this office.
WANTED—Experienced girl for do-:
mestic work at county home. Give!
WANTED—Smart boy 16 years or
older, to work in sole leather de
partment at shoe factory. Splendid
opportunity to learn a good trade.
WANTED—A four or five room house.
Call Black 550
WANTED—A good girl for General
housework. Apply Mrs. A. J. Rud
dick, 504 Orleans Ave.
that will surprise you. Good
1-2 Your Gas
Come in and let us show you
how we do this with the help of
COOKING GAS RANGE
Every day during this week, we will have Mr. Orebaugh, a special fac
tory representative, with us, who will show you the advantages and econ
omy in using this wonderful Fireless Gas Range. Come in and see it
cooking and baking without gas.
Duncan-Schell Furn. Co.
CASH 307-517 Main St. EASY PAYMENTS
Select Your Easter Suit, Coat,
Dress and Skirt Now at
vv A"£.. onn CL
And get the advantage which go to those who select early.
"Remember our assortment is large and you can have your
garment laid away until you want ^t.
New street coats for the woman and miss, specially of
fered! at $6.85. New styles, new cloths, new colors arrive
each day. Coats that regularly sell up to $10.00.
Easter Special $6.85
Silk lined coats in flare and belted models $9.85 up
Women's suits, newer styles arriving daily. Today we
have on hand over 30(T now spring suits in all silk, silk and
serge combinations and all wool suits, in every new ma
terial. See onr window display of suits at
$14.75, $18.75, $22.50 and Up
$7.50 Skirts Now $4.95
Just received fifty new silk poplin separate skirts,
marked for quick selling. All the now shades of navy, Cop
enhagen, tan, grey and black in all sizes, very special,
Hundreds of waists to please the most particular. Read
the following items:
Every week we receive Extraordinary values at
new stylos. $1.98.
See the New Silks! New Crepe de Chines.
See the New Voiles! New Colored Stripes.
25 different styles. 50 now patterns.
Special for this week Waists that are differ
Pretty New Laces. New Georgettes.
Pretty New Silks. New Combinations.
100 pretty styles. 50 new styles.
$2 98 $4.95
not fail to visit our store tomorrow and see the amaz
ing collection of new spring models that are now on dis
play. It will profit you.
J. C. Stanton, 2 North Water street.
YOUR OPPORTUNITY—To buy one
of the best business buildings on
Main street. An immediate purchaser
will get a bargain. Address "VW,"
care Gate City.
ANY LADY In need of an experienced
nurse in confinement, phone 360,
Warsaw, III. Mrs. M. D. Hill.
FOR SALE—One houseboat, 10x30
foot cabin one flatboat, launch
house and numerous rivermen's sup- —Subscribe for The Gate City, 10
plies, including fishnets. Call or sea cents per week.
LANDOLOGY, a magazine il.-ing the
facts in regard to the land situa
tion. Three months trial subscrip
tion free. If for a home, or as an
Investment you are thinking of buying
good farm lands, simply write me a
letter narking it rersonal and uay
"Mail me Landology and all particu
lars free." Address Loyd M. Skin
ner, general manager. Skidmore Land
Co., 233 Skidmore Bldg., Marinette,
Howard I* Connable left early last
week for Hotchkiss, Colo. He wfll be 3
gone a month, looking after his inter
eets there. CI