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IS HERE TODAY His Work on Rural Route No. 1 Has Done Him a World of Good and He is in Splen- did Condition. 1 ABOUT KEOKUK PLAYERS Has a Great Array of Talent and Will Make Teams of Central As sociation go Some Dur- ing Season, «pa" Belt is here. The big man from the rural route was seen ap proaching in the distance last even ing and is now in our very midst But he is not the "Pa" Belt of old, for he has greatly cahnged. He has grown surprisingly thin, waiting and long ing, with that wistful expressfon up on his countenance, for the opening of training season but it will not be long before the players roll in, and he is able to direct their actions undor the mild warmth of an April sun. Even today he could not restrain him self and went to the baseball park lor a short visit to the scene of the com ing summer's hostilities. But it is indeed true that the ven erable old man of baseball has taken off a little of that said avordupois, and hia arrival in Keakuk is marked by perfect condition. When Belt arrived In Keokuk last season about this time he tipped the scales at nearly 200 pounds. Last night he stepped upon scales in one of the cigar stores and weighed exactly 165 pounds. All of bis suits are a trifle too large for him and his farm work on Rural Route No. 1 has done him a world of good. He says he is not worrying in the least about the catching department for if anything out the ordinary hap' pens he will be able to don a mask and breast protector himself, and with a pad on his left hand can show tliem all how to receive. v** About the Players. Belt is confident that he has a hunch of world beaters with him for the coming season. According to a statement made this morning the team signed this year is fifty per cent bet ter than that of last year. Every de partment will be better fortified with ba,l flingers and the outfield will be ex ceptionally strong. The team will be a great deal faster as the men who have left the team will be supplanted by men of speed. In the catching department there are two men to report in aduitlon to Belt Shaeffer Is the Notre Dame college man who has a good record In Intercollegiate ball, and Wilson is a catcher who has played independent ball in Kansas and comes with good recommendation. un the flinging mound Belt has a great array of artists who should be able to pass up an assortment of a championship nature. Bramble, Prough and Carroll are known to Keo kuk fans, while Gypsum and DeSilve, two left handers, are expected to be worthy of a good tryout. LaVelle is well knowD to Belt and if he can keep in condition will prove a good man. He came to Keokuk from Centerport, Iowa. Smith, a twirler who was in the Texas league last year, Blue Jack et, who is already in town, and Camel from Decatur completes the list. Camel is also quite well known to Belt and two years ago lead the Three I league while with Springfield. Last season he could not get in condition. Miller on First. Miller will be on first base.' Belt will not report any other first sacker and is entirely satisfied with the work of Miller. He visited Miller in St. Louis a short time ago and found the »ll lad in good shape for the coming season. Belt could find no man in the league any better than Miller and tne expense of reporting some other player will be done away with. Belt has two crackerjack men for socond base, but it is likely that tiSsssssai mmm imm some. INVALIDS' HOTEL and SURGICAL INSTITUTE, atTS'E'AJL.O, 3ST. 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Uosing the stomach or trying to cure the blood will not, of course, kill tho germs, and that is why all the blood remedies fail in eczema that is also why salves which do not penetrate can do no permanent good. Ordinary oil of wintergreen properly compounded in liquid form will pene trate the pores of the skin and kill the eczema germs. If properly mixed with thymol, glycerine and other m-! gredients (as in D. D. D. Prescription) this wash will build up the tissue of the skin and promote its healthy growth, giving Naturs a chance, while killing the germs faster than they can multiply. Druggists McGrath Bros, of this city carries D. D. D. Prescription al=o! Grodnlck of the Wisconsin league win ^iave a shade over the new man. Luttke, who will try out against Grod nicK, is already in Keokuk and has greatly impressed the few fans who have already seen him. Belt is bank ing high on the condition of Groduick, for he says that when in condition the second baseman is a hard hitter. He was unable to do much last year on account of a "charley horse." Luttke hails from Independence, Kan., and is a clean ball player and would likely make good should Grodnick pan out a failure. Belt pins much hope on Corridon this year and thinks the little third baseman will be in good condition. He He is not sure that Wilson will make good among the above list of outfielders and it is certain that he will have to go some, for they are all men of speed and batting ability. In addition to the above outfielders Belt has a man whom he obtained through the rarest piece of good for tvi.e. He is Ready of St. Louis, who is a great little outfielder. Ready has been playing in the Trolley league there for several seasons and had had many flattering offers, but declined them all because he could make more by playing ball in St. Louis and work ing in a railroad office. He was well acquainted with Miller and through a meet the player. Realizing^ that^ he .^ealmeost must start out, he signed with Belt. |the Behringer to Pekin. |is Belt is going to release Behringer to Pekin and last season's second !plaufl sacker can lay down a few of his unequaled bunts in the I-M league. The players will report April 8. which is next Thursday, but a few are expected to arrive before that time. Look them up. Interview them. They with him it could plainly he seen that he was "bubbling over" with confi dence that the coming season will be the greatest in the history of this league. Speaks Well of Teams. Taking each team by itself it is no ticeable that Mr. Justice has been keeping in close touch with each of the eight cities and he says that there has been a great bunch of men sign ed for the coming season. To pick the best club now would be an ex tremely difficult proposition. Each club seems to have better prospects for the future than before in its his tory. ,* Speaks of Hannibal. Mr. Justice said, "Hdnnibal the in fant, is a wonderful little city, but she has a big task on her hands, but never, theless I figure she will get the 50, 000 as there are a number of wide awake men in that city. "Burlington, as usual, can almost i),?„1plaCCd„in witlI such a gallant leader as Ned Egan at the helm. Waterloo, of course, will be stronger and Harry Hofer at Quln cy is assembling a mighty fine bunch. Speaking of his own city, Keokuk, Mr. Justice scouted the story that had gone forth to the effect that Keokuk mlght D. D. D. ol, in stock. said that was hardly probable as there were too many live wide awake men backing it to let it go under, writes that he is feeling fine and an- tice stated that the long silence of xious to report. Another third base-1 Harry Berte means more than many man to report will be Ragan, who I of the fans around the circuit think, comes from Michigan. as he figures when the season opens shortstop position. One is Snyder of Springfield, Ohio, another is Evans, who comes recommended by Bridwell of New York, and the third is Lovett of Bay City. Keokuk people have heard ir--re of the last named player, but all three are reported to be clever men. y'.-,... ..... •.. Strong in Outfield. Belt speaks more confidently of his outfield than any other part of the entire team. He has Reichle, who was with the team last year and made good, Landry bought from Kalama zoo, Mich. Hilderbrand, an independ ent player from Nebraska, Wilson, with last year's team, and Dean Bur ton, also an independent jilayer from Kansas. lose its franchise. Mr. Justice Mentions Kewanee. Mr. Justice spoke of Kewanee as follows: "From what I can learn of this man, Wm. Connors, and the tal ent left from last season, and his past performances, there seems to bo noth ing that can hold Kewanee back. Kewanee always reminds me of a lively 'bunch' as this carnival venture surely will show." Asked regarding Shannon of Ot tumwa, President Justice said while he could not place the man personally It seemed to him that from the way he has gone about his business that he will be sure to make a success. As regards Jacksonville, Mr. Jus- Belt has three candidates for the I Berte will be on the job with both feet and then some Mentions Sunday Bill. I r. Justice also referred to the Sun day bill that recently came up for dis cussion in Iowa. He. stated that had the bill passed the legislature, there would be no chance for the Central Association to have remained in ex istence. He stated that the bill has been killed for once and all and there need be no danger of it coming up again. For Cor.atipatlon. Mr. L. H. Farnham, a prominent druggist of Spirit Lake. Iowa, says: Tablets are certainly the best thing on the market for constipation." Give these tablets a trial. You are cer tain to fine-, them agreeable and pleas ant in effect. PTice, 25 ijents. Sam pies free. 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BERLIN, April 1.—The gravest fears are entertained today for the safety of Count Zeppelin and four teen "others who are his guests aboard his new airship, in which the party attempted to make a flight from Friedrichshafen to Munich. The ascent was made at sunrise. Owing to a fierce gale that sprung up shortly after the flight was begun, the airship was driven out of the contemplated course. The ship has been up ten hours. It was last seen drifting be fore the wind in an apparently un manageable condition. given PRESBYTERIANS LEAD THE LEAGUE Standing of Members of Church In door Baseball League Publish ed For First Time Dur- ing Season. IT MAKES YOU FEEL FINE METHODISTS. WINNERS Defeated Baptist Men Last Evening in Very Close Game by a Score of 16 to 13—Line-up and Score. P. W. L. Pet. ... 2 0 0 1.000 3 1 .760 Congregatlonals ... 2 1 1 .500 ... 2 1 1 .000 ... 3 0 3 .000 0 1 .000 One of the best indoor baseball games of the church league played this season was that last evening be tween the Methodist and Baptist teams, the latter aggregation being defeated in its third straight game. The score was 16 to 13, the game be ing won by the Methodist players in the last half of the sixth inning when an accumulation of hits netted three runs. A fierce bombardment took place in the fourth inning when eight Meth odist players crossed the plate after bunching hits aided by errors on the part of the Baptist players. J. Rog ers started well on the flinging mound but after the first three innings was easy. Sheldon pitched steady ball throughout and was in form. Line Up. Methodists. Baptists. P.King Loewensteln Catch. Sheldon J. Rogers Pitch. Walker Sykes First Base. Reynolds Weismann Second Base. Gardner Dr. Forney Third Base. Duncan Bowers Left Short. Vanatta W. 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The following were Issued last month. 2—Philo K. Wood of Durham. 111., land Maggie B. Heaton of Spokane, Wash. 3__E,nri Yarner and Etta Inman, .both of Keokuk. 5_Rob Rov Van Ausdnll of Keokuk Und Maude E. Hicks of Santa Barbara, Calif. —Abe Thomas and Fannie Owen, I both of Keokuk. 7—John William Clark and Etta Owen both of Keokuk. g—George E. Pruett and Mable R. jTracev. both of Keokuk. 9—Waldemere C. Testman and Car |rie M. Peterson, both of Montrose. 10—Truman G. Rn'nes of Croton and Leona E. Sawyer, of Athens. Mo. 11—George R. Mawer of Chicago, and Minnie Johnston of Keokuk. 11—Charles O. Cooper and Dollie Harrison, both of Keokuk. 11—Leon McGhee and .losie F. Hav ner. both of Cambria. 16—Zebedee Stoneking and Rosa Z. Compton. both of Macomb, 111. 16—Pat T. Jaques and Media Crowl, both of Keokuk. 18—Francis Reed of Granger, Mo., and Lena Flick, of Ke^tuk. 22—Harry .Tump or* Keokuk and Rilda Carpenter of Alexandria. 22—Charles Andrews of Sandusky and Mary Wooster of Lee County. 23—Hollie C. Lewis of Lafayette, Ind., and Ada .Teffers of Keokuk. 27—Elmer Rradley of Mt. Sterling. ,111.. and Myrtle Rigg of HuntsvUle, 111. 27—C. H. Horner of Vlncennes and .-dna Marie Dumenil of Arcagyle. 29—Eugene Tuck of Springfield, 111., and Edna Bennett of Oelwein. .10—Byrant Gregsby of Galesburg, 1.1.. and Fanny Wilson of Keokuk. 30—Allen R. Burns and Mary E. Wadden, both of Keokuk. 30—H. E. Clark of Des Moines and Flossie D. Grlsson of Albia. MKLIRRA: The only flour I ever hsd any luck with Is Golrt Mortal Flotir. T.iTi*n» —Read The Daily Gate City, Do you want to know what I mean? Here it is: If you ar^ for an open city, the policy that Is now in vogue, say so. For the violation of Sunday law, mulct law, gambling, etc. If not say: "If I am elected to office by the help of God and man, the laws of Keo kuk will be enforced so far as lleth within the power of men to enforce them All we want to know is: Will you do all in your power to give us a clean, well-governed city. The time has come when excuses are no gooil. Hiding behind an excuse will not answer. The goods must be deliver ed, tlie work done or a man must take down his sign. May we hear from you? Yours for the square deal. Hotel Marlborough™ Broadway, 36th and 37th Sts., Herald Square, New York E. M. TIERNEY. To the Editor of The Gate City: Next Monday the citizens of Keo kuk are to elect officers to serve for two years. As a citizen I would like to know the policy of the candidates for mayor. In a municipal election for a candidate to say he wants to be elected because he is a democrat or a republican is old cheese, stale and flavorless, child's play, silly, idiotic to people who are living and thinking in tho 20th century. There was a time when prejudice and feeling caused people to follow a ghost but that day is surely past. If not It ought to be. Have you read anything like this recently? "Vote for Mr. Blang, for he is a good democrat or a good repub- 1 lican and if he Is elected the city will bo well governed?" Bosh! Wonder if tho men who talk that way think we are fools? Because a man happens to belong to one of the two leading par ties or because he was born in Iowa or has accumulated property therefore he Is qualified for office. One ques tion I want to nsk the candidates: "Will you, if elected, enforce the laws, do it without fear or favor regardless of whether the violater is rich or poor, black or white, preacher or gambleT or saloonkeeper." See that It Is done. 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