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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 1915
TO REMODEL BUILDINGS
Up-to-Date Plants Will be
Made of These Idle Build:
ings—Wqj"k to Com-
mence at Once.
The occupation of the Scott Madden
property by the American Cement
Machine company will mean that the
buildings will be remodelled, some of
the older buildings and the foundry
buildings will be torn down, and new
structures will be erected. It is plan
ned to cover the entire half block of
ground with the American Cement
Machine company's plant. The foun
dry will be made into a large as
sembling plant, and the smaller build
ings, and those which have outgrown
their usefulness, will be torn down to
make room for the modern plant
which will be built on this site.
At the corner of Third and Bank
stands the building which was known
as the old chain factory. This build
ing will be occupied by the Weber
Kirch Manufacturing company. It will
be remodelled and the capacity will
be doubled to meet the growing de»
maids of this company. The Weber
Kirch company wlH^occimy all, of thls-
law aj m.i .. ....
wen starvation and deadly peril
and Weber Kirch
iv Co. Secure 8cottrMad
fes den 'Sites.
The American Cement Machine com
pany and the Weber Kirch Manufactur
ing company completed arrangements
today, whereDy they will move their
plants to the property on South Thirl
end Exchange and Bank streets,
which has been occupied by the Scott
Madden Iron works. Extensive im
provements in the buildings are plan
ned by the two companies, a switch
track will be run between the two
plants, and other improvements which
will give the plants an up to date
home in the center of the city, have
been outlined. The work of prepar
ing the properties for occupation by
these two companies will commence
at once, it was announced.
the aoSitionar structure^
*hich will be built to house them.
Capacity of Botft' Doubled.
The capacity of both plants prac
tically will be doubled on this move.
The American• Cement Machine com
»any has made rapid strides since it
came to Keokuk two wears ago. anl
Excursion by Y. W. C. A.
The members of thg girls' council
of the Young Women's'Christian asso
ciation will give an excursion to Fort
'Madison on the steamer W. "W., Sat
urday afternoon, July 3f. Boat leaves
'Keokuk at 2:30 p. m.. Fort Madison
7:30 p. m. This excursion is especial
ly planned for the wqmen and chil
dren of the city. Thdre will be an
orchestra on the boat and amusement
ioifl "Thp Dawn
relief from yoar
",fj. 't"hing akin and absotuto
summer skin trou-
try D. IX 0. for any
"Kin trouble. It will
trial iIelcornA A renerou
t. d. nlL
Ask also abent
the hew site will afford a chance for
Both of the companies have been
occupying the old canning company's
factory between Tenth and Eleventh
streets on Johnson street. This fac
tory was made over practically for
the use of the two plants. The Weber
Kirch company is occupying the sec
ond floor of this plant. The new loca
tion will give ample room for expan
sion for 'this concern, also.
There will be a switch track built
from the A. H. Evans Coal company's
track, which will serve both com
panies. The American Cement Ma
chine company will be served on one
side, and the Weber Kirch Co., on the
other side, as the switch track will be
placed between the two buildings.
Idle Property at Work.
There were no switching facilities
in the old location, and the chances of
securing a switch track in case the
company added to the present building
were not believed to be bright. So
for this reason a different location
was sought for. The Industrial tract
was considered by the companies, but
it was felt that the Scott Madden prop
erty would serve admirably, after It
has been remodeled
By taking over this site, too, the
companies will do away with idle fac
tory buildings practically in the cen
ter of the down town district.
The site has been secured on a long
time lease, it was announced. A con
siderable amount of money will be ex
pended by both of the concerns in
making the buildings suitable for thei
use, but they feel that they will be
creating a plant which will justify the
Work Begins at Once.
Work on this new plant will be com
menced at once, it was stated by the
officials of the two companies. They
could make no estimate on when they
would move, but it probably will be
within the next couple of months.
The American Cement Machine
company came here in October two
years ago. A re-organization of the
company was later affected.
The officers of the American Ce
ment Machine company are O. U.
Mandt, president H. E. Mandt, vice
president C. J. Kirch, secretary, and
C. A. Weber, treasurer. The Weber
Kirch, vie president and secretary,
er, president and treasurer C. J.
Kirch, vicee president and secretary.
The vacating of the present home
of the two companies will leave
building which will be available for
the Keokuk Industrial association's
jlge for a factory, jwhirti may desire
this location. It was predicted by one
of the officials. ofc^JftfeAvrerlcna Cement
Machine comprix%?war within two
years the faoonlrftroilding would b?
The directora-pJl the Industrial as
sociation at a meeting recently name
a committee to 'thftp&ttiijj company And
a new location
Keokuk," ii^ two parts by Edward F.
Carter. This photoplay has been
staged in various parts of the city
with hundreds of Keokuk people in
the picture"s~a.nd only one villain in
the entire production. Many Keokuk
ians were pressed into service as ac
tors as the«picture progressed. And
many faces will appear, unexpectedly
to their owners. Over 150 scenes are
in "The Heart of Keokuk" and a great
deal of fllitt^was consumed bcaiore the
production was boiled down to the
two reels. .With "The Heart of Keo-
proYided for the childrea. Sandwiches,1'kuic" be shown the Paramount
cofree and ice cream will be served on feature, "The Love Route," with Har
the boat. The memberp of the girls'
Jjjfith "The Heart of Keo-
la _. 11 OAwnmAiin^
council have assumed the debt on the players cast. There will be two mati
associatlon girls' club room and have
adopted this means of lifting the bur-
den. This excursion will provide not jng showings will 'be given at 7, 8:15
only a good time but an opportunity
to assist in a good cause.—Advertise
Mary PIckfoM Today "Heart of Keo
Mary Pickford, the idolized star of
the Famous Playere Film company,
dds another striking characterization
to her notable repertoire of screen
successes in Frances Hodgson Bur
nett's great drama of optimism, '"The
Dawn of a Tomorrow," the world-fam
ous story of a young girl'B unfaltering
faith and triumphant ultimato reward,
jn this celebrated play that gladdened
the hearts of so many, and the screen
yerslon of which will cheer as many
thousands more, Mary Pickford por
trays the weird and wonderful cfearac-
Lockwood and an all star Famous
Wednesday at 2:30 and 4 o'clock,
matinee Thursday at 3. Even-
FOR LICENSE LESS
Illinois has Made Reduction In Cost
of Hunting Permits for Stranger
Within Her Gates.
Non-residents of Illinois will not
have to pay so much for the privilege
of hunting here as has been the case,
says the Quincy Herald. Instead of
$26 for a license they may now have
one for $10.50, and this, being less
prohibitive, is more reasonable. The
hunting licenses for the coming year,
just issued by the state flsh and game
'"»ys me weird and wonderful ctiarac- conservation commission, show this
of Glad, the beautirul and raggwd change to be effective.
rtrl or the London slums, whose un- Theresidentlicensesremainat |1
tying optimism and heroic courage of which sum the county
Wable to quench. How the ignorant. county on the non-resident per-
sreat financier from suiclds,
h°Po and mean-
of lifts, and awaken his reprobate
nephew t0 a better manhood
comprehends is enabled to Heretofore, they have been good from
daily Unfit as follows:
'Wthe long-waited "o^'Heart ^^e^iim^i?
It of this mild, soothing
D." D. Prescription, win
while 50 cents is retained by
law they will expire March 31.
On the back of the licenses Is
placed the list of open dates, and the
Avidly told in "The Sawn ofa Tomor-1 Bob white (quail), November 11 to
inclusive: limit 12.
Bob white (quail),
subject will be December 9, inclusive limit 12.
S 1 S 5 8 2
inclusive iimit 15.
Snipes and plovers, September 1 to
December 15. inclusive: limit 15.
Mourning doves, August 15 to Aug
ust 31, inclusive limit
English cock pheasants. October 1
to October 5, inclusive: limit 2.
Ducks, February 15 to March 31, In
clusive: limit 15.
Geese and brants, February 15 to
Mnrch 31. inclusive: limit
Mud hens, September I to Septem
1 5 in us iv it 1 5
Sparrows, crows, blue jays, ^ack
birds, chicken hawks, cormorants,
Januarv 1 to December 31. no limit.
AH other birds protected. Fur bear
ins animals may
kiited from No-
TQBlbW 1 Jo 31. BP Hmttr _.
STORK OF THE
HEART OF KEOKUK
Brief Synopsis of photoplay Which
Has Been Filmed Here
With a Cast of
WILL BE IN TWO REELS
First Showing at the Grand Tomor
row of the First- Made in
Keokuk Moving Picture
The first showing of the all-Keokuk
photoplay, "The Heart of Keokuk," Is
announced by the Grand theatre for
It will be the first photoplay ever
filmed in this city and is truly a Keo
kuk product from start to finish. The
scenario was Written here, the story
of the play is laid in Keokuk and the
cast of characters are all Keokuk peo
ple. The mechanical work was all
done by Mr. Dodge of the Dodge
Theatre company who manipulated
the camera in taking the three thou
sand feet of film used. He not only
took the pictures, but did the develop
ing of tne films and met with but few
disappointments. There' ••tfas but very
little spoiled film in the lot and the
result in two reels of bright, clear
The titles, sub-titles, leaders and
fancy frame work were all made and
photographed here and no outside
work was necessary, although some
of the films were sent away to be
printed in order to preserve the orig
inal negative in case of an accident.
The cast of characters includes the
following principal parts:
Henry Strong—Theo. A. Craig.
Helen Strong—Nina Hodge.
Charlie Strong—L. A. Rovane.
Louise Strong—Emannuella Flood.
Mrs. Rankin—Mrs. T. P. Gray.
Mary Rankin—Marie Weber.
Jack Rankin—Frank X. Kenney.
The doctor—Dr. F. M. Fuller.
Mr. Kenney acted as director, re
hearsing the characters for the vari
ous scenes and takes the hero part in
Synopsis of Story.
Here is a brief synopsis of the
Henry Strong of St. Paul, a wealthy
manufacturer, together with his
daughters Helen and Louise, and son
Charlie, come to Keokuk in their auto
to see the dam. They meet Jack Ran
kin, a Keokuk boy, on the bridge and
again at the Curtis statue and at the
hotel. Jack is invited to guide them
about the city the next day and this
auto trip about town and through the
park, makes an interesting panorama
of the city. Charlie meets Jack's sis
ter Mary on Main street after she had
bought a birthday present for her
THE DAILY GATE CITY
mother. The party goes out to the
Moose beach one afternoon and Char
lie is almost drowned. He is saved by
Jack who gashes his leg upon a jag
ged rock and is taken to the hospital
where the doctor declares that skin
grafting is necessary to save his life.
While this accident 1b happening, the
Rankin home burns down and Mrs.
Rankin loses her life. In the ashes
of the ruins is found the birthday
The Gate City headlines of the trag
edy say "The Heart of Keokuk Touch
ed by Tragedy." A benefit perform-'
ance is arranged for the Rankins at
the Grand with local talent taking
part and volunteers are called for to
submit to the skin grafting operation.
The heart of Keokuk responds with a
large attendance at the benefit per
formance and hundreds of people at
the hospital when the skin grafting
Jack and Helen fall In love. Char
lie and Mary do the same. Mr. Strong
decides to locate in Keokuk and an
nounces the coming double wedding
when the party are on the High Ten
sion club excursion.
These are the chief points in the
story, which ends happily in spite of
Misses Jennie and Mary McGreer
have returned home from a six
month's stay in California.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kramer and
sons are home from a several weeks'
visit in Colorado.
Misses Fern and Maurlne Felt visit
ed in Mt. Sterling several days the
Mrs. E. C. Lynn and sons visited in
Hillsboro several days the past week.
Mrs. L. Rusner of Centervlle visited
with her sister Mrs. Wm. Grant, last
Misses Leta and Flora Fisher and
Mina Hennies left for Ft. Madison
and Burlington last Monday evening
for a short visit before return in to
their home in Hartley, Iowa. They
were accompanied as far as Ft. Madi
son by the Misses Lulu and Ruth
Miss Elsie Neuman has returned to
her home near Alexandria, Mo., after
ja several weeks' stay in our vicinity.
Miss Libble Schoene of jJenmark is
visiting relatives here.
Mrs. F. I. Williamson and Dorothy
visited in Hillsboro the latter part of
the week. On Sunday E. C. Lynn, F.
I. Williamson and Misses Winona
Barnes and Beulah Meinhardt autoed
to Hillsboro and were accompanied
home by their families.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Wiegner and
daughters of Brookfleld, Mo., arrived
in Donnellson Saturday evening for a
The Leading Characters In "The Heart of Keokuk.
the story. Many Keokuk people take
minor parts in the play and possibly
half of the people of Keokuk are in
the pictures, which required two
weeks to take and show many parts of
visit. Mr. Wiegner returned to his
home again on Monday, but Mrs.
Wiegner remained for a longer visit.
Mrs. Dora E. Wiegner was a Farm
ington caller the latter part of the
Mrs. Katherine Wagner has return
ed to her home in Davenoprt after a
several weeks visit in this vicinty.
Mrs. Julius Biddenstadt, Mrs. Ed.
Klepfer and daughter visited at the
John Gom-pf home the forepart of last
Boys Had $18,000.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.!
PARSONS, Kans., July IT.—With
?18,000 in their suit cases, three boys,
who gave the names of John Kala-|man
maza, Sam Debner and L. O. Corral,
are held here today pending investl
gation of the robbery of Annahuac,
Texas, State bank.
I The trio, heavily armed, were sur-
Ma.rsws.Hte Recard* yon-T^W* CilSH* Keokuk Frf4*y,«.
Wear Toric Lenses
If your ordinary glasses act as
a mirror and reflect objects
If your eyelashes touch the
lens or the rim of your glasses,
come between the eye and the
object only TORIC LENSES,
conforming to the shape of the
eye can overcome the difficulty.
We will be pleased to fit your
eyes with TORIC LEN8ES at
Our Optical Department today.
We have 22 years successful
experience behind us.
J. P. Cruikshank
Farm Loans and
Abstracts of Title
Fair to the borrower as well as
SO years experience without the
loss of a dollar to a client
FORT MADISON, IOWA.
•/. Mm WRIGHT
Sells Bicycles, new and second
hand. Also carries stock of sup
plies, Including key blanks.
If Your Hair is Falling Out
we know of no better remedy than
A preparation which we gladly recom
mend to you, 60c. a bottle.
McGrath Bros. Drug Co.
prised here late yesterday and ar
rested before they could use their ar
tillery. Corral says he was employed
in a bank.
IS ON FILE HERE
Fort Madison Man Has no Assets But
His List of Liabllitis is
Carpenters' tools, two old suits of
clothes, a life insurance policy and
some household furniture belonging to
his wife, wero the only assets of Wii-1
liam D. Adams, a carpenter and coti
tractor of Fort Madison, who filed pe
tition in bankruptcy today in the fed
Mt. Adams sots out in his petition
that he owes debts to the amount of
$2,233.18, but that his carpenters' tools,
and one or two other items are liis
Allen's Foot-Ease for the Troops.
Over 100,000 packages of Allen's Foot
Ease, the antiseptic powder to Shake
into your Shoes or dissolve in the
foot-bath, are tolng used by the Ger
and Allied trobps at the front.
It rests the feet, prevents friction of
the shoe and makes walking easy.
Sold everywhere, 25c. Sample sent
FREE. Address, Allon S. Olmsted,
I.eRoy, N. Y.
$15 to $250
SOHMER and WEAVER PIANOS
PIGGOTT MUSIC HOUSE
Phone 218 Keokuk, Iowa 625 Main
BARGAIN IN LOW SHOES
Low Shoes That Sold at $2.50
To Clean Up, $2.00 $2.15 $2.25
Men's Lace and Button That
Sold at $2.50
To Clean Up, $2.00 $2.15 $2.25
Boston $2.50 Shoe Parlor
Up Stairs 420% Main Cleve Harness
-INSURE IN THE-
We-Use Only the Best Oak
In all our Sole Work, and guarantee every pair. We carry a fall line
of novelties, heel cushions, counter linings, pump straps, shoe laaei,
bows and buckles, all leather arch support.
EDW. MOORE, g-a
You May Be The Next
To Injure Someone With Your Automobile
and all costs of defense. -5
A. M. WYLLIE
DR. W. P. SHERLOCK.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office, Masonic Temple. Residence
Office Hours—10 to 12 a. m„ 2 to
3 p. m.: evenings, 7 to S Sundays. 1
11 to 1 p. m. United States civil ser
DR. BRUCE L. GILFILLAN.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office, 012 Vi Main street, over
Winger Bros, store. Bell phone' J!)0
Residence, 317 North Fpurth street
Bell ph'one i2S0-Red.
Hours—10-12 a. m. 2-4 p. m. 7-3
p. m. Sunday by appointemnt.
C. A. JENKINS, M. D.
Room 4, Eetes building.
Office phone 29: residence, 5G9.
Hours—10-12 a. m. 3 to 5 p. m.
DR. W. FRANK BROWN,
9urgery and Ucology.
Hours—2-4 p. m. 7:30-8:30 p. m.
Office No. 10 North Fifth street.
Over Keokuk Savings bank.
North Fifth street.
S. H. AYRES.
No Drugs—No Knife—N'o Osteopathy.
323 Blondeau Phone 1411.
John E. Craig. John S. Sprowls.
CRAIG 4 SPROWLS.
Attorneys and Counselors at Law.
19 North Fifth Street.
Practice in Statj and Federal Court-
Notary in Office.
On Easy Payment Plan
Any combination made up.
($50 Victrola with $6.50 worth
of records at $56.50, etc.)
Repairing and Oiling
Given special attention
pay the damages^
Agent Keokuk, la.
Careful hauling of merchan
dise, machinery, furniture, mus
ical Instruments and heavy
Our storage and warehouse la
large, olean and safe.
Phone 18. 525 Bfondeau
No workman In Keokuk or surroun*
ing territory stands higher with
J. W. DEVERO
a ok am it an Hofeahoerw _•
Becker hag given a
story of how the
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