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One of the examples of
the 100,000 bargains of
Co's March Sale.
$1.25 Sunfast Drapery
Fabrics at 98c a yd.
$1.50 Orrinoca Sunfast
Drapery at $1.19
Positively the Last Night
MATINEES DAILY AT 2:15 NIGHTS AT 8:15
D. W. GRIFFITH'S
Cost $500,000 Eight Months
Was Consumed in its Making.
So Gigantic and all Defying
that its rival does not exist.
MATINEES 25c to $1.00
NiGHTS 50c to $$1.50
THE PEOPLE'S CANDIDATE
VOTE FOR J. F. SANDERS.
Washington Post: Doubtless, there
wouldn't be a single objection from
any quarter against twisting the
March lion's tail.
From Thos. Dixon's "The Clansman."
Before you take your car out on the
road, look well to your storage battery
Bring it to us and we'll tell you what it
needs for Spring.
Willard Service Station
1001 Johnson street
Free inspection of any battery at any time
Several Gatherings Will be Held This
Week, Led by Members of the
A cottage prayer meeting will bo
held at the home of Mrs. Peter Ayets
on Twelfth and Des Moines streets,
Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock.
Guy a. Williams of the Scoville party
A cottage prayer meeting will bo
held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock,
at the home of the Misses Anderson.
:!13 South Sixth street. Mr. Stewart
of the Scoville party will be the lead
er. A large attendance is desired.
A cottage prayer meeting will be
held this week, on Tuesday night, at
the home of Mrs. Gustafson. 1716 Des
Moines street. The time is from 10
to 10:XO a. m. On Thursday at the
same time a prayer meeting will be
held at the florae of Mrs. .Bert Hed
rick. 160.-, res Moines street.
Prayer meetings for this week in
north part of city will be at Mxs. Geo.
Radasch's. Kit North Tenth street, on
Tuesday and at Mrs. J. ft. Ells
worth's*. SI 1 Franklin street, on Thurs
day at Ifl a. m.
tlonal convention for Cummins, "do so
on the ground that the Iowa candidate
stands no chance of being nominated."
It may be true that there are many re
publicans in the state who feel that
•way about it, but there are many more
who believe that Cummins is not the
man to lead their party after desert-
inK fol,r years
—Read The Dally Gate City. 10c a
week by carrier.
iSr ''f- irii
gs,-vt» THE DAILY GATE CITY
IN THREE DAYS
Registration Boards Take Care of
Total of 772 W4th 91 First
Voters on Th»ir
WERE BUSY YESTERDAY
In One Ward, Twins Were Registered
for Their First Vote—
Many Transfers In the
Close to one hundred voters will
take Lheir initial dive'into the sea of
ballots tomorrow when they go to
the primary polling places for the
first time. This number was regis
tered for the three days in which
the boards of registration were in
The boards completed their three
days' labors before the primary last
night. While they will be in session
tomorrow it will be only for the pur
posfi of registering those voters who
have been out of the city during the
three days the boards are in session
or those who have come of age, or
have been naturalized since the last
session of the boards.
The following table shows the num
ber of persons registered in each
ward, and also first voters:
First precinct 81 7
Second precinct 160 10
Third precinct 116 10
Fourth precinct 74
Fifth precinct 133 24
Sixth precinct 112 23
Seventh precinct 9^, 9
Totals 772 91
Twins are Registered.
In the third ward, twins were
registered for their first vote. Their
father who is also a twin, registered
at the same time, although his is a
transferred vote. The age of the
twins who will cast their nrst vote
on Monday is 22, while —eir father's
age was twice that.
Registration boards in the second,
third and fifth wards were kept busy
yesterday. The second ward regis
tration is the biggest, with the fifth
next. There were seventy transfers
from, other wards into the fifth, the
count of the registrars shows.
At the Hippodrome.
Harold Lockwood and May Allison
the two popular screen favorites, are
featured in "The End of the Road," a
five act spectacular drama of the
south, which is to be shown at this
"The End of the Road," a most
wonderful love' romance, is picturized
from the famous Broadway stage suc
cess which stirred theatre goers with
its spectacular thrills and sensational
climaxes. The handsome artist, Har
old Lockwood, never appeared to bet
te radvantage in any of his former
successful photoplays than he does in
"The End of the Road," and is most
splendidly supported by Hay Allison,
one of the most beautiful and win
some young favorites of filmdom.
In conjunction with "The End of
the Road," will be shown a great com
edy, entitled "Bessie's Bachelor
Boobs," which is one of the funniest
comedies released this season. First
show starts promptly at 6:45 p. m„
second at 7:45 third at 8:45 and last
Her Mother's Secret.
Her .Mother's Secret, a pulsating
and heart-gripping Wm. Fox photo
play supreme will be the attraction at
the Hippodrome theatre tomorrow aft
ernoon and evening.
Ralph Kellard and Dorothy Green,
the famous stage celebrities are fea|one
tured in the leading roles or Her
Mother's Secret, a dramatic document
runs the gauntlet of human emo
An Uneventful Trij.
NEftV YORK. March 11.—Asidd
from one niule.ywhich discourteously
proceeded to die shortly after the col
onel got on the ship, and the French
steward who dropped his tray of
desert in an army officer's lap when
he entered a South American banquet
hall and heard the ex-president mak
ing a speech in French, Theodore
Roosevelt and hts party had an un
eventful trip to the West Indies.
This is according to passengers
who returned today on the Quebec
line steamship Guiana, which took
the colonel south. They said he strug
gled through three dinners and a
fancy dress ball on St. Thomas island,
reviewed troops and ate himself blind
again at Fort De France, Martinique
and left to plunge into the wilds of
British Guiana, from Demara,
PEST OF RUTS
IN THE TRENCHES
Rodents Glve the Soldiers About as
Much Trouble as T4iey
Get From the
ONE MAN'S EXPERIENCE
Red Hot Chase After Rufu* Was Fin
ally Successful, But Was
Amusing For a
[By a British Soldier.]
SOMEWHERE ON THE WEST
ERN FRONT, Feb. 25.—(By mail.)—
Rats are an awful pest in the
Rufus was an arch-pest a super
My first experience with him oc
curred in the chill dawn of morning.
He had ensconsed himself In the only
dry place, in my dugout. Piquancy
was imparted to the incident from the
fact that this spot was the inside of
one of my trench-boots.
From that moment until his death
Rufus was the terror of my platoon.
Packages left by the postman were
his specialty. If you were informed
that a package awaited you in your
dugout, you had to make for it at the
double or resign yourself to the re
flection that Sister Susie's pancakes
were providing the staple of another
meal for Rufus.
He lived on the fat of the trench.
He grew plump on the good things
of old England.
One day, spying Rufus bent on a
keen-eyed quest for booty, I grabbed
a small bomb and followed him. He
leaped up a communication trench. I
pursued. Glancing around the last
traverse, I beheld Rufus, poised on a
box, about to spring for safety. I
pulled the pin from the bomb and let
To my surprise a din of smashing
glass mingled with the detonation.
At that instant the colonel dashed
up the sap. Terror and rage con
vulsed his features. He rushed past
me and gave a bellow which dwarfed
the bomb explosion. Sandbags
tumbled. A piece of trench fell in.
The Boches, thinking us about to
charge, let Maxims rip. It was deaf
"You—you—you!" yelled the col
onel, pointing to a clutter of smashed
glass and several dark stains on the
Rufus had escaped, but I had
wrecked the ea&e on which he had
been perched. It contained a dozen
of the colonel's favorite port, left for
him by the transport sergeant that
A few days later Private Penny
farthing hurried up with news that he
had stalked Rufus to his lair.
•'Five bob reward for his carcass!"
Breathless, Pennyfarthing ajid I
reached an old sap in the reserve
lines. Behind a shelving stone was
"He dodged in there," said Penny
•'Dig, dig!" I cried. "Dig the brute
out! Kill him! Kill him!"
Pennyfarthing got help. They dug.
I urged them to greater effort. The
earth flew in cascades. We demol
ished the high bank which topped
the sap. After we had followed the
winding hole for six or eight feet
Pennyfarthing's spade suddenly left
his hand and disapepared into a
We all stood gaping.
Then the earth wall we had been
excavating fell away. There was a
crackling of wood. An avalanche of
soli and sandbags vanished into the
The colonel's trombone howl
We had cut through to his dugout.
It was falling about his ears, a mass
of mud and sandbags.
I slunk away, a battered hulk of a
Later Pennyfarthing appeared,
dangling by the tail the source of all
my shame and ignominy.
"He was under the rubbish," said
Pennyfarthing. "How about that five
He got ten. A moment later, with
a snarl of cannibal joy, I had hurled
the inert body far over the parapet.
This Time it is in Danger of Losing
Its Colors Because of Dye
[United Press Leased Wire Service]
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 11.—A radi
cal change in the colors of the United
States flag is threatened by the dye
shortage, according to dye experts in
St. Louis. Paul Lungstras, head of
of the largest dye-works in the
west, said today the supply of red ana
line in America is exhausted and that
blue dye soon will be a thing of the
past. He predicted that if the war
continues another year, the red
stripes and blue back-ground in the
American flag would have to te dls
Lungstras and other dyers said that
munition manufacturers were using
not only dye materials, but also all
skilled laborer^. They said American
capitalists are loath to invest their
money in dye factories because of the
low duties on dye. They said the
low tariff would enable Germany after
the war to undersell American flae
Here are some of the things we will
have to become accustomeu to, ac
cording to dye experts
A colorless flag, postage stamps
printed on white paper, red ink will
he a thing of by-gone day? and even
blue and black Ink are endangered
and berries Instead of being eaten
will be used In making dyes.
Mats., 2:30, 4:00 nlghta, 7, 8, 9:15
Because of bad weather, which pre
vented many from enjoying this
picture when it was here before,
we offer again the Paramount suc
With the beautiful screen star
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
CLEAN LIVER AND
DON'T STAY HEADACHY. SICK. OR
HAVE BAD BREATH AND
WAKE UP FEELING FINE! BEST
LAXATIVE FOR MEN, WOMEN
'WORK WHILE YOU SLEEP
Enjoy life! Remove the liver and
bowel poison whiph is keeping your
head dizzy, your tongue coated,
'breath offensive, and stomach sour.
Dorft stay bilious, sick-, headachy, con
stipated and full of cold. Why don't
you get a box of Cascarets from the
drug store and eat one or two tonight
and enjoy the nicest, gentlest liver
and bowel cleansing you ever exper
ienced. You will wake up feeling fit
and fine. Cascarets never gripe or
sicken l!ke salts, pills and calomel.
They act so gently that you hardly
realize you have taken a cathartic.
Mothers should give cross, sick, bil
ious or feverish children-a whole Cas
caret any time—they act thoroughly
and are harmless.
At the Orpheum.
See King Baggott In "Man or Mon
ey" at the Orpheum tonight. It Is a
three reel Imp drama and an inter
Donald Britt and Paul Ferris are col
lege class mates. The picture opens
with a, lown fete on the campus. Here
Donald meets, for the first time, Aime
Paul's sister. Aime falls in love with
Donald, while, he, too, admires her,
and looks upon her as his ideal. He
tells her, however, that he must estab
Hsh himself, as soon as he is gradu
ated, before he can think of marriage,
and Aime is perfectly willing to wait.
Aime's father is opposed to her mar
riage to a man without fortune, so
Donald leaves for the west to accept
a position as civil engineer in charge
of construction work. He promises to
send for his fiancee as Boon as he can
provide for her. Be sure and gt) to
the Orpheum tonight and see the con
cluding incidents of this interesting
—Read The Gaie CUy Want Column
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AMUSEMENTS AMUSEMENTS AMUSEMENTS
MATS., 2 TO 5 P. M.
5 AND 10c.
Prices 76c to $2.00. Sale opens March 23. Mail orders, when accom
panied by remittance, now. Phone orders accepted.-
The Original Llabler Co.'t Produetlen From It* One Year's Century The
ater, N. Y., Run. Tha Moat 8tupandoua Spectacle Evar Conceived, Sur
MIGHTIEST PLAY ON THE PLANET
HAROLb LOCKWOOD and MAY ALLISON
Two of America's most popular screen oeiebrlties, in
'The End of the Road'—5 acts
A most beautiful love romance of surpassing excellence.
ISJlJl"1! 'Bessie's Bachelor Staobs'
A pulsating, heart-gripping drama that runs the gamut of human
COMING! TUESDAY! COM I NO I
ALL 8TAR PROGRAM—ALL STAR PROGRAM
Julia Dean- -Raymohd Hitchcock
Mack Sennett—Mabel Normand.
And other noted artists in feature photoplays par excellence.
MILLER. The ^hoe Man, Mgr.
ONLY EXCLUSIVE 5 AND 10 CENT THEATRE IN THE CITY.
The Newest Crime.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
ST. LXUIB, Mo., March 11.—Here
he Is—the newest members of the
thieving fraternity—the gasoline thief.
He drains the tanks of the unguarded
automobiles parked in the streets.
Chief of Police Young tonight issued
Featured in the stirring northwestern drama
MAN OR MONEY
A sure cure for La Gripe, colds and the blues.
Laughter is produced by
Tonight at the ORPHEUM THEATRE.
SUNDAY, MARCH 12,1916
One Night Ol
This mighty spectacle has the World's Longest Run to its Credit
more people have paid to see It—more mechanics, eleotricians and a
larger ensemble being required for Its presentation than any play
spectacular or otherwise^—ever presented. More than a soore of
Camels, Horses, Donkeys, Dromedaries and beasts of burden are
used In its presentation. Over one hundred people are on the stage
during every performance—making It the mightiest play on the planet.
There Is but one company presenting thle masterpiece and only a
limited number of cities will be visited. The entire production re
quires and has a special train for its transportation.
aSImS."—'TONIGHT- 6:45, 7$4S, 8:45,9:43
TOMORROW j^VE'S., 7, 8:15, 9:30
WM, FOX^ftens another brig p+ioto-masterpiece
RALtfK/&E4_LARD and DOROTHY-GREEN
"Her Mother's Secret?"
MATINEE 3 ». M.
been stealing the costly fluid from
machine tanks. Nine complaints
reached Young's office today.
South Dakota and Cummins.
Volin, S. D., Advance: The Sioux
City Journal states that most of thd
South Dakota republicans who object
an order tor arrest of "a gang that has! to instructing the delegates to the aa