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SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 1914
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EWERS' Grand Leaders a ."A cigar of quality, by real cigar xnakei**4*l sold at all leading places. Made at 1118 Main St. Keokuk. 'if ,--iA little Paint now and then makes things look, new again. .. OCT OUR ESTIMATE Foulkes & Sons Wall Paper Store 4th A Blondeau. CITY NEWS. ''•I'a'-*'., V& —Improvement in the city streets continue. As fast as possible the de pression* are being removed and the streets smoothed. —Mr. Clemen son of Montrose or dered a classified advertisement to run two Issues In The Gate City. He wanted a farm hand. The efficiency of The Gate City's classified depart ment was so pronounced that Mr. Clemenson called over th» phone Saturday night to discontinue the ad vertisement as he had so many rtf Plies he was swamped. PERSONALS. L. R. Swanson has returned from a Visit at Mt. Sterling, 111. Miss Mary Bairackman of Bloom- 8arrived in the ©Ity for a short visit with Mends. C. H. Dodge returned Saturday night from a business trip to Gales burg. Mrs. Herman L. Monheimw of Chl **®o will arrive in the city on Tues day for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Lowttz and other relatives. The Masculine Idea. Topeka Capital: A husband is one who feels that lie has discharged all of his martial obligations when he pro vides hit wife with a iplace •here she ca® do housework for liar hoard. Ki ji SfiK® Methodist Protestants, Through terprlse of Pastor, J. O. Led better, Present Interest ing Volume. Present Splndld Edifice and Congre gation Grows From Cottage Prayer Meetings Which Were Held. A directory of the First Methodist There Is a brief Bketch of the his tory of the Methodist Protestant church covering the period from the year 1729 to the present day history of the denomination. Following this ls a history of the First Methodist Protestant church of Keokuk. It was in the summer of 1906 when cottage meetings were first held, that the germ of organization which developed into the present church came to life. Those most prominent In devotions and who December 16, 1906, beicame charter members were as follows: S. L. Gregory and wife, Gertrude Meister and her son C. Ingrlm, S. B. McCoy and wife and their daugh ter Mae, Benjamin Crowell, Mrs. El len Hooker, Mrs. P. J. Furtnay, Mrs. Isabel VanCamp, Mrs. George Bang hart and Thomas Garlick. The following from the history of the local church ls of Interest: Kit", HAS BEEN ISSUED History of Church. Jj1- When the cottage prayer meetings began there was Uttl or no^ thought of the organization of a MetlieidUt Protestant church and the sole cause of the selection of our church was due to the fact of her "mutual rights" principles. When the number had sufficiently Increased and the facts of no organisation in the city with gov ernment that harmonised with their views, a more thorough research was made and 6. L. Gregory having for merly been associated with the Meth odist Protestant church explained as •best he could its liberality In govern ment and Gertrude (Meister) O'Blen ess Joined heartily in recommending th9 same church and because of this influence a Rev. D. G. Jackson of St. Francisvllle, Missouri, was sent for who held a few meetings, preaching pe gospel and explaining the govern ment of the jthodist Protestant church. He communicated the outlook and desire of the people to Rev. J. H. Lucas, D. D., who was secretary-treas urer of the board of home missions of the Methodist Protestant church, who immediately came on the ground and was well pleased with the out look, and stayed for a few days and explained the principles of our econ omy more perfectly. The society was left In the hands and under the man agement of Rev. Jackson and on De cember 16, 1906, he organized' a Meth odist Protestant church' with thirteen members as afore stated. The church being organized it became necessary that a pastor have charge of the flock and the work carried forward and on the 17th of January, 1907, the board of home missions under the management of 'Dr. J. H. Lucas sent J. Carleton McCaslin of the Indiana (conference to look after and take charge of the organization. The Horn's hall, at the corner of Eighth and Main streets was rented. It was h3re that the work began In earnest and knowing that no church can succeed without the enlistment of children, a Sunday school was organized January 24, 1907, by the election of the follow ing officers—Superintendent, J. C. Mc Caslin assistant superintendtent, aslin assistant supermi^u,^ B. McCoy J. C. McCaslin having resign ed the superln tendency. Plans for Organization. A revival meeting was begun January, 1907, *aM K: En- HISTORY OF THE CHURCH in which continued for wests and during the months of Jan uary and February 63 joined the or ganization. While they were worship ping In the Horn's hall, Rev. W. H. came again to visit the church and make more definite plans for ths or ganization and while here plans were laid) and the site on which the church now stands was purchased. On March 3, 1907, the Christian Endeavor society was organized with a membership of thirty-six. C. O. Taylor was elected president. W. F. Butcher, vice president Lottie (Bru net) Butcher, corresponding secre tary Ethel Ratier, recording secre tary, and Bffle McCoy, treasurer. This organization has proved a great suc cess to the church and a source of training to the young people in lines of christian service. It was In this hall that the Ladles' Aid society was organized as will be seen on another pags. ... Protestant church of Keokuk has Just couragement for a time rested like a besn issued. The book was off the' mighty pall upon the new and inex- press yesterday, and contains an in terestlng sketch of the church, and photographs of the pastor, the Rev. J. O. Ledbetter, his wife, the choir and tlie church building, besides a num ber of Individual photos of officers and the like. The book has been compiled toy the Rev. J. O. Led'better, the wide-awake and popular pastor of tha church. It is a most complete lltle volume re plete with Information and of inter est not only to the members of the church but to people In the commun ity. The advertising space has been generously taken. I Church Home ia Built. In the second year of the organiza tion they moved to the Woodman hall between Eighth and Ninth streets on Main street, and' it was during this year that the ground was broke and the corner stone laid for the beauti ful structure that now is the joy of us all. For some reason the ereiction of the'building was delayed, and dls- perlsnced congregation. In this time of great need the board of home mis sions came to their rescue. August 18, 1909, Rev. J. Carleton McCaslin retired from the pastorate and from then until December 1st they were without a pastor, at which time Rev. J. C. McCain of the Indiana confer ence was appointed as pastor, and un fer his administration the house was completed and dedicated to the wor ship of God April 3, 1910. During the time when the house was being built J. H. ILucas retired from the secretary-treasureship of the boarcJ of home missions and Rev. C. L. Queen, D. D., was appointed to fill out his unexpired term, and It was during his administration that the house was completed. I Pastors of Church. Rev. J. u. McCain began his pastor ate December 1, 1909, and during his administration the church was placed) on a safe financial basis, and great credit is due him for his untiring efTorts and skill in tiding the church over some things that threatened Its destruction and she stands today a monument to toil and sacrifice and is one of the leading churches of our city. In the summer of 1912 Rev. J. C. McCain presented his resignation very much to the disappointment of the board of missions and the great major ity of the congregation, yet ha thought it time for him to take up work else where and on Septemlber 30, 1912, severed his.relations with this church and took charge of the First church in Lawton, Oklahoma. On October 1, 1912, Rev. J. O. Led 'better of the Indiana conference was appointed pastor and la serving the congregation at this present time, an& It is by his efforts that this directory has been made possible. Photographs of Offlcors. Ths photographs in the book include those of the church, showing all of the Ibullding, the pastor and his wife, officers of the Christian Endeavor so ciety, A. M. Leighton president Paul M. Cook, vice president Miss Virgie Meyer, icretary, and Mrs. V. G. Par sons, treasurer Mrs. E. F. Vinson, president of the Ladies Aid society, Mrs. S. B. McCoy, treasurer Mrs. W. G. Parsons, secretary, and Mrs. Emma Anderson, treasurer of the flower fund of ths society. This so ciety has made $1,404.33 which has been expended for church purposes since Its organization in 1907. Following the directory of the chureh membership are pictures of 9. L. Gregory, class leader the choir composed of Rayroon Walker, Bd Vin son. chorister, A. Burgess, Isabel Walker, Mae McCoy, Fred Oileor, Kate Butterfleld, Hettle Brunatt, pianist, and Tillle Oiler. The Sunday school officers whose pictures appear are W. C. Thon, superintendent Carl Meyer, librarian Virgie Meyer, treas urer Mae McCoy, secretary, and Nancy Anderson, pianist. Mrs. Emma J. Ledbetter, th9 pas tor's wife is chairman of the C. E. Missionary committee. The (book contains besides the pic tures the names of the official direc tory of the church, and conclude* with the pastor's letter to his people. CITY NEWS. -We carry a complete line of gas, gasoline and oil stoves. When In need, see us. Seither & Cherry Co. —Charles H. Dodge returned last night from Galesburg, where he has ibeen for three or four days In the in- Q'f the secr^^. TO J®*™' superintending the remodeling of the treasurer Catharine ofSan-j theatre purchased there. 1st, Myrtle Harmon l«*»rian In- grim sister. However, about Apri 1st, C. O. Taylor was elected superin tendent, Streltenberger end Gels held a re, ©d over the dam. The boat is sched •Ival mestlng which resulted in juled to leave Keokuk at 9:30 o'clock scores of conversions and great good and arrive at Burlington at 2:00 was accomplished in his first meet-j o'clock in the afternoon. The boat iag he having held two meetings. will stp" here again tonight on the !n the spring of 1907 Dr. Uicas^turn trip. Baker-Dodge company, theatre w|n open June 29 wlth Wa]ter west of this city in charge. Walter —The convention of the lumbermen of northeast Missouri left Hannloal yesterday afternoon on the Dubuque bound for Keokuk. The convention stopped over at Quincy, and left there after the delegates had been given a three hour trolley ride. The boat ar- rived in Keokuk early this morning school complimentary float, given by and laid over at the local wharf. At 8 the graduating class, and on Thurs o'clock this morning the party was to day it will take those who attend the be met by the local men, and escort- THE DAILY GATE CUT MAY START PROBE OF LABOR AGENCY Letter From Keokuk Industrial Asso. elation to Indianapolis Commer cial Club, Evidently Touched Match to Fuse. SKIPPED MEN IN HERE Employment Bureau Manager Says He Didn't Promise Labor, In Interview With Newspaper. That the labor agencieB which are shipping men west like the crowd which was sent to Keokuk last week, will be investigated, was intimated In letters received yesterday by the In dustrial association from the bureau of public statistics of Indiana, and also from a newspaper clipping from the Indianapolis News, which printed Manager Towne's letter to the Indian apolis chamber of commerce. Forty-one young fellows were* prac tically stranded in Keokuk last Mon day. They said they had come here on the representations of an employ ment agency in In.dianapoliB. Their troubles were related in detail in the columns of The Gate City last Mon day. Manager Towne took the matter up with the chamber of commerce, and the Indianapolis News. The director of the bureau of sta tistics has written Mr. Towne, that if he can locate any of the young men and will send them back to In dianapolis an investigation will be made with the view to revoking the license of the agency if the allega tions made by the young men are true. There is a law in Indiana which pro hibits the giving of any false informa tion and bureaus a~e licensed under certain restrictions. Violation of any such restrictions means loss of license. News Takes It up. The Indianapolis News took the matter up with the Beard agency, the agency which the men declared was the one to which they applied. The managers deny that they made any promises of work to the men, and show duplicates of contracts which (purported to have been signed by the men, In which It IB stated that tlie money paid was not on promise of any work. The agency states its relation with the C. H. & D. railroad and with the Wabash in regards the handling of the laborers, and denies any knowledge of why the men were forced to pay from Hannibal north. Several advertisements which the agency had inserted were copied in the story which the newspaper pub lished, and which stated the facts as: told to Mr. Towne here, by the young men, and quoted in his letter. I Mr. Towne has the addresses of the young men who decided to ride the bumpers to Kansas, and he may turn them over to the director of statistics bureau as asked for. EAGLES NOTICE. All members who have not secured their parade uniforms are requested I to attend to It now. The committee will be at the hall all day Sunday and Monday night. Don't let it go to the last minute. CKAS. A. NOAKE2S, Secretary. CITY NEWS. —Don't forget the plcnto to Bluff Park July 1st. Steamer W. W. 25 cents children free. —Keokuk lodge No. 13, I. O. O. F.. meets every Monday night, at 7:30 o'clock. Visiting brothers invited to attend. —Listen a moment—Moose excur sion next Sunday to Quincy on G. W. •Hill. —John H. Pettlbone will succeed W. W. Copeland as postmaster of Bur lington. The nomination of Pettlbone has been sent to the senate by Presi dent Wilson. It was the Impression for a long time that this place would go to Frank Norton. —Read carefully all advertising found in The Gate City. The Keokuk business men are soliciting your pat ronage on the basis of exchanging de pendable merchandise for cash. Tou Congregational church excursion to Keokuk, and after supper will take the Otis fire brigade of the Otis Ele vator company. On Friday the Hill will take the membera of Luther Me morial church to Hannibal, and to Hannibal cave. Wash Dresses Dainty, cool dresses In ratines, ba tiste. lawns, ginghams, in a com bination of white and colors, also white $1.50 to $12.50 Wash Dress Goods (Ratines, voiles, crepes, tissues, ginghams, India linens, flaxon, Persian lawns and linens, per yard, from 10c up to ...... Holeproof, Phoenix and Topsy silk and lisle hose for men and women. Hosiery in black, white, also colors, for men 20 North Fifth St. BUY 1 W uarden Hose We carry in stock anything in this line you want. CITY NEWS. —For Rent: House, 820 Exchange street. Phone 1182. —A pleasure to cook In summer, with the caloric flreless cookstove. Seither & Cherry Co. The annual outing of the Sunday school of the Westminster Presbyter ian church will be held on Tuesday, June 23, at Bluff Park. The trip will be made on the Keokuk. The ar rangements for the day's outing are all complete. —Burlington Hawk-Bye: One of get a square deal when you trade at campment was that of four survivors home. —The Quincy Journal of Friday evening contained the following Item about excursions out of that city for Keokuk: The G. W. Hill of the Wish erd line on TuesOay of next week will take the Christian church excursion ists to Keokuk, giving Quincy people an opportunity to see the power house between the hours of 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon. That evening the same steamer will take the high the most pleasant reunions of the en-1 of Company F, of the Fifth Iowa cav alry, of which Mr. Ourl Ende of this city was captain. The veterans who got together and had a splendid time talking over war days were Capt. Ende, J. B. Ritsman of Burlington,. August Ullrich of Keokuk, and Henry Franke of Parkereburg. Mr. August' Scblaptp of Burlington was lieutenant! In this company and but for his ah sence in Europe would have been gladly greeted by his old comrades. Mr. Ullrich Is now 82 years old and was the oldest man In th company. Mr. Franke, who Is 70, was the "kW" of the company. —The many friends of Norrls A. King, who was formerly secretary of the Standard Insurance company of this city, will be glad to hear that he ls coming back Into Iowa again with headquarters, at Dee Moines. Mr. Ji Children's "M" ages 2 to 13 $1.00 25c to $1.00 Kayser silk gloves, per Palr 50c to $2.50 Gingham wash skirts in a variety of patterns Corner 8th & Main St. .. jm Celebration and Outings July 4th is the day when almost everyone, young or old, expects to celebrate in some manner. Excursions, outings and various forms of amusements will be indulged in and every one will want something new to wear. Save time and money by coming to us. Children's Dresses Children's dresses for all occasions All white, plain or combination ot colors In pleasing designs that please the little ones so much. Ages 2 to 14 50c to $4.98 knitted Waists, 15c to 25c Children's Nazareth Ages 4 to 12 union suits. •50c Children's muslin skirts In plain bems, with tuckB trimmed and embroidery 25c and 50c Children's muslin drawers with plain hem and tucks, also embroid ery trimmed 10c. 12'/ac, 15c. 25c Children's parasols in plain or combination of colors Children's hose son", per pair 50c and 75c supporters, "Wil- Pin on, per pair •25c •10c Beginning Monday, Juno 29 and until further notice, our store will close eveiy .even ing, except Saturday, at 5:30. Store will be open Friday evening, July 3. Closed alii day July 4th. The Golden Rule Want to make you a Flannel Suit. Lay aside those heavy clothes and wear flannel. They have a pretty line of flannel for suits and trousers. Clothes Cleaned\ Pressed and Repaired Tailoring Co. PAGE FIFTEEN *2} Closing out of a lot of embroidery flouncings, edgings, bands and in sertions at and below cost. Men's Wear Men's dress shirts in all white, or white with stripes, with and without collars 5Qe. $1.00. $1/50 Men's umbrellas In a good aasort roent of handles, tape edge!cov ers $1.00. $1.25, $1.50. $2. 3,50 Men's B. V. D. "PorosknBt" and balbrlggan union suits Boys' each 10c, 25c, 50c. $1.00 50c, Boys' "Porosknit" drawers, eaoh .... $Iifl0 Men's B. V. D. "Porosknlt", and balbrlggan shirts and drawers, each ....... --50c 'Porosknlt" union suits, •50c shirts and •25c# Men's belts, suspenders, hose aup-/ porters, collar and cuff buttqnsy^ ties and sleeve holders. KEOKUK, IOWA Keokuk Ette & Prasse "The Plumbers" Phone 276 425 Main THE CIGAR DISTINCTIVE 'M The Acme of Quality and Workmanship 10 Cents W. H. Reimbold Maker of Havana Cigars VPJCA la tts oae that pot "O K" in SM'OK,E Tw Wtam, for SBe aad 10e straight JKABD'B COLOAB STORE. 626 King has recently been associated ness to the National and has grado» with John B. Lee Company of Mln-!ally stepped up from one point of ad neapolls. Insurance adjusters, but has vantage to another until now he is at now formed the partnership with the state capital as a full partner in George A. Newman of Des Moines In!what promises to be one of the best the fire insurance adjusting business, adjusting firms in the west. His The new firm to be known as New- friends here in Keokuk have regarded man A King. Mr. King went from his progress with interest and wish Keokuk to Chicago when the Standard the firm of Newman A King a moat Insurance company sold out ita busi-J prosperous carver.