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Iowa Railroad Commissioner Who is
Here for Lecture Tonight, Was
Guest at Luncheon This
TELLS OF RATE CASES
Speaker Recalls Some Facts in Con
nection With Decisions Here—
Speaks Tonight at
't Y. W. C. A
Fifty prominent local shippers and
business men were guests of L. A.
Hamlll at luncheon this noon at the
Hotel Iowa. The luncheon was in hon
or of Clifford Thorne, state railroad
commissioner. The meal was sesxpd
in the Tiffany room of the Hotel
Mr. Thorne arrived in Keokuk last
night and is Mr. HamiU's guest. He
will- speak tonight at a public lecture,
at 8 o'clock in the Y. W. C. A., on
the subject, "The Passing of Com
petition." The lecture is given un
der the auspices of the Civic league.
Following the luncheon this noon,
Mr. Thorne spoke before the ship
pers. In the course of his talk he
Four years ago, earlV on© morning,
I climbed an outside stairway to the
top floor of a small brick building in
this city, and there I found a short,
stocky well built man by the name
of Hugh L. Cooper, with his sleeves
rolled up and hard at work. I asked
him if he could give me ah estimate
of the cost of power fh the manufac
ture of a staple produce per 100
pounds. He immediately stated that
experts had carefully estimated that
the cost of the manufacture of flour,
which could be accepted as typical or
representative, to be on an average
about one and two-'third cents per
100 pounds. ^Please remember that
figure carefully. A few hours later
I placed Mir. Cooper on the stand as
a witness in a case before the inter
state commerce commission, in which
we were trying to place Keokuk, Ft.
Madison, Burlington, Davenport and
the other Mississippi river crossings
on a parity with St. Louis and Quincy.
At that time the lower crossings
fad the advantage of Keokuk and
the other upper crossings of 9c per
300 pounds on first class merchan
dise and less on the lower classes, on
traffic from tbe Atlantic coast.
Rates Important ss Dam.
In other words, according bo the
•worn testimony of the builder of the
famous Keokuk dam, and according
to the tariff sheets filed in that case,
a little differential of some 4c to »c
NEURALGIA S ONE SYMPTOM
Neuralgia is a disease which has but
The pain of neuralgia is sharp and
mooting with intervals of freedom.
An attack of neuralgia does not' give
Immunity but recurrences are the rule.
The same nerve is generally affected
which means that this particular nerve
has lost its resistance and that there
'Will be recurring attacks until tbe
strength of the nerve is built up.
How can the strength of a nerve be
^stored? The nerves are nourished en
tirely by the blood and weak nerves are
toned up by supplying to the blood the
dements that the nerves lack. As the
general health and strength of the
patient are built up the nerves resume
their normal functions, inflammation
caused by lack of nutrition disappears
*Qd the neuralgic attacks cease.
Dr. William? Pink Pills are a tonic
exceptionally well suited for the treat
ment of neuralgia because they contain
no alcohol, stimulating or haDit-form
ing drugs. The tonic treatment with
these pills is well worth a trial by any
•offerer from neuralgia.
write today for booklet on nervous
dwwders to the Dr. Williams Medicine
Co., Schenectady, N. Y. Your own
qntggwtsellathe pills o* they wi"
postpaid at 60 ceata per box.
We extend a cordial invitation to the public
to attend the opening.
per 100 pounds in freight rates was
several times as important to Keokuk,
as the construction of the largest
dam or individual water power plant
at her very doors, at a cost of $25,
That dam, I am told, is capable,
or will foe capable, of furnishing pow
er sufficient to supply a population of
1,000,000. If the citizens of Keokuk
would have 'built, that dam at their
own expense, and would have given
power free of cost to any factory
that would locate at this city, it would
have paid such a factory to go to
Quincv or St. Louis instead, simply
because of the difference in freight
rates. This Is ft remarkable present
ation of the relative importance of
freight rates in the industrial develop
ment of a city or state.
In the sale of many articles, the
persona! element is the controlling
factor. The character of the article
vmi are producing, the genius and
ability of the man at the head of the
establishment, the character of his
selling force, his acquaintance and
credit, and many other factors, enter
into the success or failure of a
business enterprise: but, other things
being equal, there is no question but
that the variation in freight rates of
a few cents per hundred pounds, will
dictate the location, and the success
or failure of a manufacturing enter
prise or of a jobbing business.
The interstate commerce commis
sion deserve gTeat commendation for
what it has done for this city The
Accompanying maps portray
the effect of a decision by that
trfbunal upon the future welfare and
prosperity of Keokuk and her sister
cities on the Mississippi river As
representative of the several thoufl-
A Crisp, Delicious
Made at Niagara Falls, N. Y.
and articles in a freight classification.
I have selected first class merchan
dise. which includes boots and shoes.
Five years ago If a jobber in St.
i/ouis. purchased 100 pounds of first
class merchandise at New York, Bos
ton, or any other point in the eastern
trunk line territory, shipped them to
St. Louis, and then jobbed them out
THE DAILY GATK CITY
TOMORROW, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, The King Plumbing Co.
will be ready for business in their new location
519 MAIN STREET
The Finest Plumbing Display Room in the State of Iowa
IVIAP NO. 1
,AP NO. 2.
or after-the-theater, or any
old time when the appetite
is TRISCUIT, the Shredded
Whole Wheat toast. Heat
it in the oven to restore its
crispness, then serve with
butter, soft cheese or mar
malades. As a toast for
chafing dish cookery it is a
rare delight. It is full of
to another point in the United States,
he would have had an advantage over
•his competitor located at Keokuk in
all that territory, whicih is plain or
unmarked on map one. In that por
tion of the map which Is shaded, Keo
kuk would have 'had the advantage.
On a small part of this shaded terri
tory the two cities would have been
on an equality.
Map two portrays the situation as
It exists today, on traffic moving
from New York or other eastern
trunk line territories. Please notice
the tremendous increase In the ter
ritory marked with slanting llneR.
That is where this city is on an
equality with St. tLouis on traffic from
the Atlantic coast and eastern trunk
The Door Opened.
The interstate commerce commis
sion has opened the doors of the!
United States to the jobbers and man-:
ufacturers of Keokuk.
What we have stated as to Keokuk,
applies with equal force to Ft. Mad
ison, Burlington and other upper
Mississippi river crossings. We are
now trying to accomplish the same
thing for Keokuk and the sister cities
on traffic from Michigan, Ohio and
Indiana. That oase has "oeen closed,
and the arguments will be heard next
month, probably. Then our import-j
ant task will be completed.
There are great epportunities
awaiting the business men of Keokuk
and her sister cities.
aiA i^ilattvAa att/l
are visiting relatives and friends in the
city. Mrs. Moore was formerly Nina i-.
Kedman of this city.
—Sigmund's vacuum cleaner does
your house cleaning. Phone 383.
—A marriage license was issued this
afternoon to O. E. Bngland, 2! and
Leona Jones, 29 both of Eldon, Ift.
They were united in marriage by J. A.
Whetstone, justice of the peace.
—Jjet Sigmund Bros, do your car
pet clean ins.
—See H. A. Teeming for wall-paper
and paint. 328 Exchange. Phone 1182.
—J. B. Maxson of 802 Bflo-ndeau, who
was operated on Monday at St. Jos
eph's hospital is getting along nicely.
Dr. E. W. Simmons of Summer
vllle, S. C., Is visiting at the home
of V. B. Walker.
Arnold Ita of Burlington, Iowa, come
down Thursday afternoon to visit J. B.
•Cobb, who is ill at his home, 501 North
M/rs. Albert Breckenridpe of Hanni
bal, Mo., is spending the week at the
home of Mrs. John Deck, 510 South
Harry Schulz, who has been confined
to his home for several days with an
attack of erysipelas is improving and
will be able to be out in a few days.
—Subscribe for The Gate City, 10
cents per week.
Mr and Mrs. Duncan, Edward Moore \ruOH—The funeral of Mrs. Mary
and daughter and son of Boise, Idaho,
KING PLUMBING CO., 519 Main Street
held from St. Mary's
church at 9 00
o'clock Saturday morn-
If you wish to rent or sell a house
If you are seeking a position or want
someone to work for you If you have
lost anything or found anything, your
advertising message Inserted in The
Daily Gate City will enter every
reading home In Keokuk and twenty
five mile radius. The cost is but
cent a word each Insertion, no ad
vertisement beirjy taken for less
than 15c. Cash must accompany order.
WANTED—Painting and paper hang
ing to do. H. A. Leming. Phone
WANTED—B0 cats tomorrow morn
ing, 10c apieoe. Keokuk Barrel Co.,
WANTED—Office position by experi
enced bookkeeper and stenographer.
Address M, care this office.
FOR R3HJNT—Modern residence, north
side, furnished or unfurnished. Also
two furnished apartments for house
keeping. 727 North Ninth. Phone Blk.
FOR RENT—Two rooms on ground
floor, unfurnished. 218 Concert.
FOR RENT—Light housekeeping
rooms and sleeping room, modern
conveniences, close in. 3&j Blondeau.
FOR RENT—Four room house, two
full lots, large barn. Enquire 500
Palean. Phone 177.
FOR RENT—Furnished rooms for
light housekeeping. Modern except
furnace. North side. Phone Red 1153.
FOR RENT—Frame house, seven
rooms with gas and bath, 710 Mor
gan. Apply to H. C. Duncan at Dun
can-Schell Furniture Co.
FOR RENT—Very desirable cottage.
Close in. Reasonable rent. 429
South Second street. Corner Des
FOR SALE—Slightly used upright
piano in perfect condition $225
burled walnut Hinzie piano at $137
$225 Hinzie golden oak at $111 $350
Emerson, ebony case, at $123 $300
Whitney mahogany, $187 one upright
piano in good practice shape. $63
one square piano, good condition, at
$15. Terms if desired. These must
be sold to make room in our ware
room. Duncan-Schell Furniture Co.
FOR SALE—One h. p. motor one 4
foot show case. Lofton's Oarage, 20
FOR SALE—Nice lot 1012 Franklin
street very reasonable price for
home building purpose and plenty of
time on proper security. Collier Sta
FOR SALE—Latest model 5 Under
wood typewriter. Used less than
one year. Hamilton Press, Hamilton,
111. Phone 67.
FOR SALE—Choice Boone county
seed corn, carefully tested. Otto
Svensson, R. No. 1, Montrose, la.
LOST—Small hemstitched handker
chief with double row tatting, at
Baby Welfare dance. Return to this
LOST—Square shaped gold pin set
with pearls. Reward if returned to
jr. K. Ewing, Hamilton, 111. Phone 67.
LOST—Little Spitz puppy between
Yesterday Ayres & Chapman re
ceived by mail Watches for re
pairs from Carthage, Kahoka, Cen
terville, Ft. Madison and Jack
sonville, because these customers
realizing our facilities for turning
out better repair work a.t reason
able prices, preferred to risk the
mails rather than the ordinary
watchmaker. Of course we re
turned the repaired watches by
Ayres & Chapman
IN THE PRECIOUS METALS,
Third and Fourth on Main, about 9
o'clock last night Return to 310
LADIES—Make shields at home $10
for 100, work sent prepaid. No
canvassing. Send stamp. Ivanhoe
Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Mo.
LOGY, a magazine firing th«
facts in regard to the lahd situa*
tion. Three months trial subscrip
tion free. If for a home, or as an
Investment you are thinking of buying
good farm lands, simply write me a
letter marking it personal and «ay
"Mail me Landology and all particu
lars free." Address Loyd M. Skin'
ner, general manager, Skid more Land
Co.. 233 Skidmore Bids.. Marinette.
Mrs. Mary C. Cosgrove.
Funeral services for the late Mrs.
Mary C. Cosgrove were held at St.
Francis de Sales Catholic church at
10 o'clock this morning. The ser
vices were conducted by Rev. Father
J. M. Dunnion, assisted by Very Rev.
James Gillespie of St. Peter's and
Rev. Father George Giglinger of St.
Mary's. The body bearers were Wil
liam Huiskamp, Cornelius McNamara,
James McEvoy, John Tumelty, T. J.
McGrath and W. L. McNamara. Burial
was made In the Catholic cemetery, g,
Few Bandits Left.
COLUMBUS, N. M.. April 28.—Only
a few Villlsta bands of any size re
main, according to Information here
today. The largest is in the Sierras
near the Durango line. Another is
east of Minaca flying before an Amer
ican pursuing column under Colonel
Dodd. Small marauding bands are
sprinkled throughout Chihuahua state,
Villa himself has not been men
tioned in official reports for many
days. Military officials believe he
may have gone into hiding far re
moved from any possible interruption
by United States soldiers. He has
apparently abandoned all hope of suc
cessfully meeting the expeditionary
forces on the battle field. The Vil
llstas encountered by American sol
diers have generally been in a ragged
condition. Their retreat has been
marked by dead and Btarved ponies.
The accidental shooting of two
army truck drivers In Columbus re
sulted in an order that civilian em
ployes at the base camp be disarmed.
Roy Snell, a young chauffeur of San
Antonio, Texas, accidentally dis
charged a pistol he was exhibiting,
the bullet striking D. L. Gage of Dent
ing, after passing through Snell.
Since the Columbus raid even chil
dren have gone armed and many acci
dents have resulted.
A Cigar That Pays
You \OOio Dividends^
If you are one of these critical chapa
who insist on 10c quality, try a
S 5c CIGAR
The minute yon light yonr first one yoa'll start cutting
yoar smoke bill just in half. Expect a kit—you'll pet It.
it costs your dealer more than any other 9c cigar In
handles—but his customers stick.
The hifh quality is always uniform—the tin-foil