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THUBSDAY, APRIL 6, 1916
ri-3 IS PRESENTED
VI. J. Stanton. Maker of Stanton Chai
lenge Checker Board, Asks
WANTS MATTER SETTLED
Checker Players Across the River
Are Willing to Play a Toura
ment to Decide the
The Gate City is to receipt of a toot
communication from M. J. Stanton of
Hamilton, maker of the Stanton chal
lenge checker board and one of the
leading checker players of that city.
Mr. Stanton complains that the Ham
ilton men have not had a square deal
from the Keokuk players and asks
that steps be taken to decide for once
and for all time who is to possess the
There has not been a contest played
yet between the two sided, that a hat
ter one was not waged through news
paper columns. This trying to play
games In the newspapers instead of
on the checker board is not getting
either side any place. Mr. Stanton's
communication deserves earnest con
sideration, and if the points he makes
are true ones, some effort should be
made by the leaders of the two sides,
toward getting out of the tangle and
playing off the deciding match or
The checker tournament has been
an interesting one and also a profit
able one and it should not end in
wrangling and rag chewing. A com
mittee from the two sides should get
together and decide just how the re
mainder of the tournament is to be
conducted and then play it all out on
the checker board.
Mr. Stanton's communication is as
Hamilton, m., April 5, 1916.
Editor Gate City, Keokuk, Iowa.
Dear Sir: Inasmuch as you have
devoted so much space in The Gate
City to the superiority of the Keokuk
checker players as displayed in the
contests for the Stanton challenge
board, possibly it would be of some
little interest to get the view of the
thing from a Hamilton angle.
"When I offered the board to Hamil
ton and Keokuk checker players to
be a challenge board during my so
journ in Hamilton, it was explained
to the checker players of both cities
that I knew that Hamilton had a
number of young checker players who
were developing^ very fast and un
doubtedly Keokuk must have a num
ber that would get into the game
with added enthusiasm if there was
some incentive, and that we would
try to pair them off. beginning with
the younger players so that the con
tests would be reasonably even and
that we would develop a lot of the
younger players in that way. This
scheme was agreed to and the day
set f(*.r the first contest and Keokuk
sent Victory Story over aS her rep
resentative of a younger player.
Those who know "Vic" will see the
joke. Well, we explained over again
and they consented to play Sherwood,
and what were we up against for our
younger players? However as we
had started to develop our younger
players we were determined to play
them and you have printed the scores
which may be right or wrong, and not
make a particle of difference as we
have kept no score.
Here is the latest returns on the
situation: We have invited them,
and begged them, and dared them, to
play us a team match to close the
season's tourney, making the team of
any number that thev cared to select
and letting the result of the team
match decide the superiority of the
respective cities checker players, and
they inform us that they have but four
players and one of them is sick and
so there is nothing doing on team
match play. We don't care, we will
play them a four men match, but we
would prefer to play them an tfght or
ten men game. We have done what
we started out to do. We have de
veloped a lot of corking good players
although we have done it playing
them against their veterans, and they
have counted the scores and shout
"we beat ye." Maybe they can beat
us but we are not ready to acknowl
edge It until they show a little more
COUNTY FAIRS TO
START IN IOWA
There Will be 86 in State This Sea
son, According to A. R.
Eighty-six county fairs will bo held
in Iowa in 1916, according to the list
issued yesterday by A. R. Corey, sec
retary of the Iowa' department of
Of this number, two will be hem
In July, forty-nine in August and the
remainder in September. The diffi
culty some of the associations may
meet will be that of securing enough
racing horses to provide good racing
as entertainment for the 'visitors.
Many of the fairs this year will add
auto races to the list of attractions.
The state fair will be held Aug.
23 to Sept. 1. Ten of the county
fairs will be held during this period,
The location and date of the near
ty fairs follows:
Donnellson, Aug. 22-25.
West Point, Sept. 26-29.
Mt. Pleasant, Aug. 15-18.
Bloomfleld, Aug. 12-15.
Turlington, Aug. 12-19.
Revival In Dubuque.
DUBUQUE, April 6.—Dr. J. l. Gor
don, evangelist, of Winnipeg, Can., Is
in the city to conduct an evangelistic
campaign. The protestant churches
of the city have been preparing for
the campaign for several weeks and
have held hundreds of prayer meet
ings in churches and homes and
scores of organization meetings.
Marshalltown Banks Prosperous.
MARSHAL.LTOWN, April 6.—That
people of this community are prosper
ous, even more so than a year ago, Is
shown in the increase in bank de
posits now over a year ago. Six
banks of this city had on deposit
April 1 $5,341,419.65, an Increase of
$191,770 over the same time last year.
Of this increase $131,740.65 is in sav
ings accounts, or an increase of 66
iter cent In this class of deposits over
a year ago.
Child Drowns In Trough.
DE2NTSON, la., April 6.—The drown
ing of the two-year-old son of Bert
Harvey near hfere has shocked the
community. The baJbe was playing in
a sandplle under the eyes of older
people and in some manner fell into
a water trough near and was drown
ed. He was missed when it was too
Hanoock County Court.
CARTHAGE, 111., April 6.—County
court meets April 11. The following
Jury has been drawn: Percy Zlnn, ot
Wythe L. M. Kaser, Appanoose
King Gray, Dallas City Howard
Baker, Warsaw Lee Huey, St.
Marys Thomas Neeves, Warsaw G.
A. Zern, La Harpe George Green
slaugh, Sonora Clyde Black, St.
Marys John Howard, Wythe Gay
Egbers, Carthage Lemuel Foley,
Rocky Run Frank Anguish, Rock
Creek Mack Laffey, St. Albans Fred
Trlsten, Montebello Charles Burk
hart. La Harge A. C. Winters, Au
gusta Albert Shealer, St. Marys
Reuben Hutchinson, Walker George
Pushey, Augusta Albert Bertgche,
Appanoose Harry Allen, Rocky Run
C. W. Huston, La Harpe James
Markey, Carthage Thomas Lilliard,
Harmony Charles Stelzer, Nauvoo
Clarence Harris, Bear Creek Charles
Marshall, Montebello Allen St. Clair,
La Harpe John C. Schilson, Monte
OTTUMWA, la., April 6 Sam
Bachman, wanted in Elko, Nev„ for
stealing a carload of horses and ship
ping them back to Blakesburg, in this
county, ha3 been taken to the western
city by J. C. Harris, sheriff of that
place. Bachman left here in 1879 and
since that time has lived the life of
a rancher on the western plains. He
returned December 5 and the state of
Nevada claims that he brought the
horses with him.
Election at La Harpe.
LA HARPE, 111., April 6.—One of
the heaviest votes in the history of
La Harpe was polled at Tuesday's
election and resulted as follows:
Supervisor—Mansel Wright, demo
crat, 434 J. P. Landis, republican,
453. Clerk—Clint Campbell. D., 384
Henry Divine, R., 478. Assessor—Al
len St Clair, D„ 443 Frank Hertel,
R., 434. Collector—Casper Sights,
D„ 329 Harry Walter, R., 441. Com
missioner of highways—Will Miller,
D., 488 Charles Garrett, R., 372.
Saul Is Mayer of Dubuque.
DUBUQUE, la., April 6.—Practical
ly complete returns show that James
Saul was re-elected mayor of Du
buque on the democratic ticket. His
majority over EX H. Wilging, on the
citizens ticket, will be about 400, it
To Bond Qulncy For $300,000.
QUINCT, 111., April b.—By a vote
of about four to one, Qulncy has voted
to bond the city for $180,000 to take
over the city waterworks.
Abolish Office of Police Judge.
DEXTER, Mo., April 6.—The office
of police Judge has been abolished by
Had Terrible Pains
in Kidneys and Back.
Dear Mr. Editor—I want to write yon
about "Anuric." I was very sick, could
hardly be up I was in bed most of the
time. Had terrible pains in my kidneys
that 1 had to
scream sometimes when I was sitting
down and wanted to pet ttp, the pain
was so great. I had tried a well-known
kidney medicine but it didn't help me.
I heard of Dr. Pierce's Annric Tablets
I thought I would try them. I took
of tbe Tablets, and my
back is now free from pain and I can
work and take care of my family. I
feel I cannot say enough for this medi
cine. Sincerely, Mas. Wm. Kelles.
Note: This "Annric" Is adapted
especially for kidney complaints and
diseases arising from disorders of the
kidneys and bladder, such as backache,
weak back, rheumatism, dropsy, con
gestion of the kidneys, inflammation
of the bladder, scalding urine and
urinary troubles. The physicians and
specialists at Dr. Pierce's great Institu
tion, at Buffalo, N. Y., have thoroughly
tested this prescription and have been
with one accord successful in eradicat
ing these troubles, and in most cases
absolutely curing the diseased kidneys.
Patients having once nsed "Annric
at Dr. Pierce's Invalids' Hotel, have re-
eatedly sent back for more. Such a
has been created that Dr. Pierce
has decided to put "Amine" in the drag
stores of this country, in a ready-to-use
form. If not obtainable send one dime
by mail to Dr. Pierce for trial package
or 50 cents for full treatment.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
is a blood cleanser and alterative that
starts the liver and stomach into vigorous
action. It thus assists the body to make
rich, red blood, which feeds the heart,
nerves, brain and organs of the body.
You feel cleanj strong and strenuous.
the iboard of aldermen ot the elty of
Dexter. Since Dexter voted dry some
years ago, the police business of the
city has decreased to such ah extent
that no one wanted the office.
CARTHAGE, III., April 6.—The elec
tlon Tuesday resulted In a number of
changes among the members of the
board of supervisors of Hancock coun
ty. The board now consists of nine
teen democratic members and six re
The changes are as follows:
O. B. Turner, D., succeeds E F.
Spangler, D., of Hancock township.
Henry F. Landls, R., sucoeeds M.
W. Wright, D., of La Harpe township.
F. J. Reu, D., succeeds August
Kuhlmann, D., of Bear Creek town
George Boedner, D., sucoeeds W. H.
Thorner, D., of Sonora township.
Fred Gash, D., succeeds D. W. Lo
gal, D., of Wilcox township.
W. F. Hlrtensteixf, D-, succeed*
George H. Hart, D., of Nauvoo town
Carthage Election Results.
CARTHAGE, 111., April 6.—The elec
tion in Oarthage township, Hanoook
county, resulted aa follows:
Town olerk—M. .F Shepherd, R., 896
men, 253 women, 643 total J. M.
Foulda, D., 328 men, 183 women, 611
Assessor—M. D. Swell, R., 308 men,
173 women, 476 total A. I. Carlton, D.,
430 men, 276 women, 706 total.
Collector—Frank Owen, R., 324 men,
206 women, 630 total Charles B.
Long, D., 414 men, 255 women, 669 to
Highway commissioner William
Dally. R_, 369 men, 228 women, 597 to
tal S. D. Hale, D., 367 men, 228 wom
en, 595 total.
Vote for New High 8chool.
BOWLING GREEN, Mto, April 6.—
Bowling Green voted a bond issue to
build a new modern high school. The
proposition carried by a vote of 20
to 1. \vith a new $100,000 court
house, new churches and a new high
school, Bowling Green is enjoying a
building boom of considerable size
New London City Election.
NOW LONDON, Mo., April 6.—The
city ejection here passed off quietly.
Chairfea T. Lamb was elected mayor
and C. O. Rowland, Bart Moeley and
M. C. Biggs were named members of
the city council.
Mrs. L. M. Roberts of Moberly Mo.,
returned to her home Tuesday even
ing after visiting friends here for a
James Taylor has rented Rev. C. K.
Green's property on Stone street and
will move into it soon.
The annual road drag day at Down
ing will be held Wednesday. April 12.
A lot of good prizes are offered and
the citizens expect it to be the largest
event of the kind ever pulled off
Miss Una McVey went to a hospital
at Centerville a few days ago for an
operation for appendicitis. The oper
ation was successful and she is recov
The heavy rains which we have
been having have left the roads in a
very bad shape, many bridges and
culverts being washed out.
Orval Anderson and Miss Lena El
schlager were married at Memphis,
Mo., Friday evening and are now
keeping house on the Coffey farm
near Coffey church.
The home talent play at the Prin
cess theater Saturday night was en
Joyed by a crowded house. Mr. Brlggs
intends putting on another play in
about two weeks.
The railroad right-of-way In the'
block east of the depot is being'
cleared of all buildings except coal-j
houses. This will make quite an im-|
provement in the looks of the town. I
William D. McVey died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Bruce Kratzer,
In Colorado, last week. Funeral serv
ices were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hill
at the Christian church in Downing
Saturday afternoon, after which the
body was buried in the Cone ceme
At the city election Tuesday Paul
T. McCloskey was elected mayor D.
B. West, marshal: H. F. Rogers, as
sessor, and J. M. St. Clair and W. F.
Riley, aldermen from the first and
THE DAILY GATE CITY
"Coras All Gone!
Let's ALL Kick!"
Every Corn Vanishes by Using Won
derful, Simple "Gets-lt.v Never
Falls. Applied In 2 Second*.
Isn't It wonderful what a differe
ence just a little "Gets-It" makeB,—
on corns and calluses? It's always
night somewhere in the world, with
«Wk*el I Don't Caret I Got Kid ot
Corns With *Gete-It
many folks humped up, nui cork
screwed faces, gouging, picking, drill
ing out their corns, making packages
of their toes with plasters, bandages,
tape and contraptions,—and the "hol
ler" In their corns goes on forever!
Don't you do it. use "Gets-It," it's
marvelous, simple, never fails. Apply
it in 2 seconds. Nothing to stick to
the stocking, hurt or irritate the toe.
Pain stops. Corn comes "clean off,"
quick. It's one of the gems of the
world. Try it—you'll kick—from joy.
For corns, calluses, warts, bunions.
"Gets-It" is sold everywhere, 25c a
bottle, or sent direct by E. Lawrence
Sc. Co., Chicago, 111. Sold in Keokuk
and recommended as the world's best
corn remedy by Englehardt & Co.
lace, who was her pastor at the time
of her death.
Mrs. Ray Grafton visited over Sun
day with her sister, Mrs. A. E. Mul
len, at Burlington, la.
Mr. Marvin Goldman, of Alexan
dria, Mo., Is visiting his aunt, Mrs.
Mr. Fred Grafton, of Montana, is
vlsting his brother, Ray Grafton, of
The -following men were elected at
the township election: Clerk. W. E.
Thompson assessor, J. P. Grindle
collector, Frank Barnard highway
commissioner, J. A. Whitcomb school
trustee, Grover Whitcomb.
TWO KEOKUK WOMEN"
CAPTURED IN RAID
Fort Madison Police Raid "Little
Mexico" and Find Females
From This City.
Chief of Police J. M. Thrasher,
Deputy Sheriff J. B. Watkins and Offi
cer Ben Skyles made another raid on
the "Mexican Village" Tuesday after
noon, when they swooped down on a
bunk car and captured two Mexicans
and two white women who were liv
ing together in the cars, says tlie Gem
The two women and the Mexicans
were taken Into custody and taken to
the police station. It was found that
the two women, who gave their
names as Katie Arpe, aged 19 years,
and Martha Cheney, aged 50 years,
came to this city from Keokuk Mon
day. It was at first thought that the
Mexicans brought the two women
herq but the police could not find
proof of this.
After questioning them it was
found that the evidence was insuffi
cient to hold them, so the women
'were taken to a train and shipped
back to Keokuk and the Mexicans
WHEN YOU WAKE
UP DRINK GLASS
OF HOT WATER
Waeh the poisons and toxins from
system before putting more
food Into stomach.
Says Inside-bathing mafees any
one look and feel clean,
sweet and refreshed.
Wash yourself on the inside before
breakfast like you do on the outside.
This is vastly more important because
the skin pores do not absorb impur
ities into the blood, causing illness,
while the Lowel pores do
For every ounce of food and drink
taken Into the stomach, nearly an
Susette Ruey was born at Frank- ounce of waste material must be
fort, Ky., July 24, 1836, and passed' carried out of the body. If this waste
away at her home in this place March material Is not eliminated day by day
28, 1916, at the age of 79 years, 8 it quickly ferments and generates
months and 14 days. She was united poisons, gases and toxins which are
in marriage to George W. Keins on absorbed or sucked into the blood
March 31, 1853, and to this union four ntream, through the lymph ducts which
children were born, two of whom sur- shonid suck only nourishment to sus
•vive, .Mrs. I. B. Johnson, of Dallas'tain the body.
City, 111., and Mrs. U. B. Johnson, of| A splendid health measure is to
Oklahoma City. Mr. Keihs passed'drink, before breakfast each day, a
away March 24, 1862. She was united glass ot real hot water with a tsa
In marriage to Henry Robinson April .spoonful of limestone phosphate in it,
18, 1867, and he passed away at his Iwlilch is a harmless way to wash
home in this place Jan. 11, 1913. Tojlhese poisons, gases and toxins from
this union four children were born,'the stomach, liver, kidneys and bow
three of whom survive, Mrs. C. C.'els: thus cleansing, sweetening and
Seltzer, of Peoria, 111. Mr. A. J. Rob-Ifreshening the entire alimentary canal
lnson and Mrs. F. 8. Mapes, of this before putting more food Into the
place. Mrs. Nellie Galloway, the stomach.
youngest child, preceded her in A quarter pound of limestone phos
death, Feb. 21, 1902. She united withlphate costs but very little at the drus
the Methodist church in her girlhood store, but Is sufficient to make anyone
days and still had that same belief an enthusiast on inside bathing. Men
at her death. She had been ill with and women who are accustomed to
pneumonia just a few days. She also wake up with a dull, aching head or
leaves to mourn her death a number have furred tongue, bad taste, nasty
of grandchildren and a host of other breath, sallow complexion, others who
relatives and dear friends. Funeral have bilious attacks, acid stomach or
services were held at the M. P.
constipation are assured of pronounc-
Thursday morning, March 30, at 10 ed improvement in both health and an
a'elock. conducted fas Rev. J. Lu Wal- pea ranee shortly.
English and United States 8ald to be
Different Languages by Ex
perts In Lln0u4«try
John Pickering Was Flrrt to Employ
Americanism in 1816, It Is
Ntot long ago a newspaper corres
pondent, in describing a conference
between President Wilson and several
members of congress, wrote that "the
president stopped speaking English
and talked In plain United States."
The distinction Is not without a
considerably difference, for, in the
course of the last three centuries, the
(English-speaking people of North
America have enriched and embroider
ed and embellished the language by
many thousands of new words.
These Americanisms run the gamut
from vulgar and ephemeral slang
terms which have a temporary vogue
among the thoughtless and are then
forgotten, to dignified vocables which
command the respect of the most con
servative of English lexicographers.
The English vocabulists now In
clude in their dictionaries many terms
which originally were Americanisms,
but which have now become respect
able members In good standing of the
family of English words.
In orthography and pronunciation
whioh offer so much glaring differ
ences between English and "Uniteu
States." Canada is a sort of half-way
It happens that this month marks
the centenary of the publication in
Boston of the first vocabulary ot
Americanisms. John Pickering, the
compiler of the 1816 volume, was
either very negligent In performing
his task or else the people of America
up to that time had manifested little
ingenuity In coining new words, for
his book was small and contained per
haps less than 1 per cent of the
Americanisms which now have a wide
John Russell Bartlett's vocabulary
of Americanisms, published in 1848,
showed a great Improvement, but It
has been far outstripped by subse
A vocabulary of Americanisms pub
lished in 1859 contained hundreds of
words which are now recognized as
-such on this Bide of the Atlantic, al
though many of them are still strang
ers in Etagland.
The author criticized as pretentious
the American habit of saying "bag
gage" when "luggage" Is meant, and
dismisses as ridiculous the substitu
tion of "balance" for "remainder."
Other words now in common use
which excite his surprise include the
"Boss, meaning an employer or su
perintendent of laborers.
"Buggy, meaning a two-wheeled
"Bureau, for a chest of drawers.
"Corn, as applied only to maize, In-
And so on.
Whether you're being served at a
stylish hotel or whether you're serving
at home, there can be no more appe
tizing, no more healthful dish than
It is the always welcome dish on any
table, because it is good and because
it is nourishing. Wise housewives
serve it in varied forms, all tasty
and tempting. 11
Faust Spaghetti has taken the place of_ meat
in many homes. It is far more nourishing
and far cheaper. Everyone everywhere likes
it. It is simply a food that is always in place
on any table and at any time.
Your grocer aells Fauat Spaghetti,
10c the large package
MAULL BROS., St Louis. U. S. A.
stead of to grain generally.
"Deadhead, a person who
something for nothing.
"Dry goods, a general term for such
goods as are sold by linen drapers,
mercers, haberdashers, hosiers, etc.
"Fall, meaning autumn.
"Fish dealer and fruit dealer, for
fishmonger and fruiterer or green
"Loafer, for lounger.
"(Mad, for angry.
"Mail, for post."
Mr. and Mrs. Ayres Hancock return
ed home Sunday morning after a few
'lays' visit wit'n relatives in For: Madi"
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Renz and baby
and Harry Bennett, of Fort Madison
spent Sunday at the (Bennett Dome.
The gospel team of Montrose held
services here Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John Miles of Mont
rose spent Saturday and Sunday at
the parental McCann home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Miles wars over
Sunday visitors In Fort Madison with
Our Public Policy
The success of this company, we are confident, depends
upon our operating1 along lines that meet with the approval of
The people, we believe, have a rig-ht to know what we are
doing and why we are doing it, and we welcome an opportunity
to explain the reasons for any of our policies or practices.
All our accounts are kept in strict accordance with the best
known practices, so the public at any time may know through
their governing bodies how much money we take in and what
we do with it.
It is our aim to use the best and most advanced equipment,
and to render the public the most dependable service of which
modern brains and science are capable.
Years of experience has taught us what It costs to produce
telephone service, and we know that we are furnishing service
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We aspire to win and merit a reputation with the public for
furnishing efficient service, and for integrity, courtesy and ab
solute fairness in all our dealings.
IOWA TELEPHONE COMPANY
their daughter's family, Mil W.
Mrs. Eph Dyer came horns las'!
Thursday from Graham hospital
Hugh Alvis and family of Ambr4|
sia spent Sunday afternoon at
John Kite home.
Mr. Vanpappefendam of KeokOk watf
calling on friends this Ticlnitj
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Decney anti
son Joe, and Mrs. J. B. Mills autoe^j
to Keokuk Monday afternoon.
(Hubert Hamilton Is the owner oil
a new Overland automobile.
We offer Oni! Hundred Dollar* Baward for a
cue of Catarrb that cannot be cared, by H«ll'i
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We, the nnderstgned, have kiMNra I*. 3.
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and financially able io carry oat
made br Via firm.
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