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TUESDAY, MAT 9,1919
KI- NO •syj-i h'. BE CONCERNED 1 t' Over the Movement Now Going on to Remove the Court House and W\ ^jj Officials From Thl»^: '-^r i. City. "T DON'T SIGN PETITION Economy to Taxpayers Should Lee County Decide to do Away With the Keokuk y-c -1 "»'V* V, .fW-iM '.,• 7:iV "S- •','yp'- &•••? A number of one court house propo sition petitions have .been brought to Keokuk for circulation here and in the Immediate vicinity. Any one who has any regard for the future of Keo kuk, and any person who wafts to see Keokuk go ahead and not fall be hind should refuse to sign the peti ti6a. The matter is being presented under the guise of reducing taxes, when as a matter of fact the change proposed by the petition will not do this, but would increase taxes—a well informed citizen says. The idea is not to make any change In the county seat. For one thing, Keokuk has never been a county seat. This honor is Fort Madison's. The state legislature from time to time has established offices at Keokulc. The recorder's office was established here In order that people living in this territory could come here to file deeds and records. A treasury was Installed at this point to save mon ey and time In the payment of taxes. A clerk's office, auditor's office and sheriff's office were established here. And of course a court had been es tablished here. tyV': An Economic Development. ,v All of these offices and the court were established for one thing—to save the money of the tax payers. To take these away will be to revert to the old system and there would be no saving of money. In the fll"8t place it would be abso lutely necessary to build a new court house and county office building to take care of the double amount of business. The offlcep in both court houses, are con Jested as it is. Combin ing them would mean the necessity for a new court hoase. If the countr is as overburdened as these peopl'j would like to believe, why do they advocate something which will add greatly to the burden? There would be necessity for two •eta of officers, is ordfer to handle the business. Every record would ba costly both to the county and to the private citizen to make the trips to Fort Madison to look up records, when it is a matter of a few blocks or a few miles only to come to Keo kuk under the present arrangements. The Increased work in every office would jnake it imperative to maintain extra officials in each office. SyCrtmlnal Account Alene, Bigger. If the one court house proposition would stand, it would mean as It does now two judges, perhaps three holding court all of the time. This would -be no improvement ovfer the present system, especially consider ing that with the court house gone from Keokuk there will, be the added expenses of transportation for sher iffs. deputies, grand jurors, witnesses and court officials and prisoners to and from the two towns. The city ot Keokuk has never been designated as a county seat, officially. The legislature, if it were to obey the mandates of those who are sign ing .the petitions, would repeal all of its former acts. This would make Fort Madison the county seat and to make any change then would require a three-fourths vote, which it would be almost impossible to obtain, the vote of Fort Madison alone figuring as sufficient to block the change. The population of Lee county In 1915 was 88,101. The population of Keokuk in 1916 was 15,239. There has been an increase since that cen sus. Keokuk and the entire lower half of the county served by the Keoj kuk court house constitute one-hall or more of the entire population of the county. To make this one-half go to Fort Madison, to take the busi ness of this half of the county to one Place would defeat the very thing the signers of these one-cfturt house pe titions claim—a lessening of taxes. The expense of operation would be no less, and there would be the added expense ,of a new building and more deputies, and traveling expenses, a I a I "An agitation was begun today to bring this matter before the Indus trial association and the Retailers league organisations. Moving the court house from here would take a number of families from Keokuk. It has been suggested that Keokuk make this one court house proposition an issue in the coming election and that Keokuk work against any candi dates who are avowedly In flvor of Hair Often Ruined By Waphing With Soap Soap should be used very carefully, if you want to keep your hair looking its best. Most soaps and prepared sham* poos contain too much alkali. This dries the scalp, makes the hair brittle, and ruins it. The best thing for steady use is just ordinary mulsified cocoanut oil (which is pure and gr easel ess), and is better than the most expensive soap or any thing eke you can use. One or two teaspoonfuls will cleanse the hair and scalp thoroughly. Simply moisten the hair with water and rub it in. It makes an abundance of rich, creamy lather, which rinses out easily, removing every particle of dust, dirt, dandruff and excessive oiL The bait dries quickly and evenly, and it leaves the scalp soft, and the hair fine and silky, bright, lustrous, fluffy and easy to manage. You can get mulsified cocoanut oil at any pharmacy, if very cheap, and a few ounces will supply every member of the family for months. such action. Asccording to the edi tor who started the agitation for one court house, that his paper might have an issue, C. W. Storms of Ft Madison, candidate for the legislature is the Moses of this movement, it is likely that there are others, and it is planned to find out about these and to make a target of them in the com ing election. Lee county needs a court house In Keokuk and also in Fort Madison. v"' 10 PRESENT PLAY ':V*T?s5:Ay 4 ly" "Tfie Teeth of the Gift Horae," One Act Comedy, Will be Given at Y. W. C. A. Thursday Night CAST OF CHARACTERS Date of May Festival Changed to May 20—Monthly Board Meeting Tomorrow '. Afternoon. The Upstreamers of the Y. W. C. A., will present a play on Thursday night in the auditorium of the asso ciation for the benefit of the summer camp that is to be established. The play is a comedy in one act and is called "The Teeth of the Gift Horse." Following is the cast: Richard Butler...... .^Helen Briekey Florence Butler, hia wife ....Imogene Stic* Boby, their son... Haxel Jobe Marietta Williams, an aunt A dialogne, "Lucinda's Mistake," will also ba- on the program. The following characters will take part Abe Johnson, colored. .Mildred Humes Lucinda Johnson, colored. .Nola Usher The members ofp the cast were trained under the direction ot Mrs E. Durgee, Miss Wevand of Ham ilton and Miss Mildred Rayburn. Y. W. C. A. Notes. The date of the May festival of the Y. W. C. A. -has been changed from May 13 to May 20. On Thursday noon at the meeting of the business girls' league, Rev. F. C. Edwards will speak on his trip through the holy land. The Geneva club will meet tonight Miss Bertha Craig will speak of her travels In Europe. The board of directors of the Y. C. A. will meet Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock^ On Friday night, Miss Clemant's gymnasium class will hold an open night at the Y. W. C. A. MERRITT IS HELD ON SINGLE CHARGE Negro Is Released on Larceny Accu sation, But Held for Bootlegging. Thomas Merritt was held to await the action of the grand jury at the September term of district court yes terday afternoon in the court of Jus tice Whetstone, on a charge of illegal sale of liquors. Merritt was dis charged on the charge of larceny from the person. The court found that there was sufficient evidence in the bootlegging charge to hftld Mer ritt to the grand Jury, and his bonl was fixed at »1«0. There was not sufficient evidence in the larceny charge, It was ruled. When a man gets the habit of thinking too much of MmBelf it is about the "hardest of all habits to break. Totals 22 5 7 15 5 0 Keokuk Electrics AB. R. H. PO. A. E .Buck, ss ........... 2 1 1 3 1 1 Sisley, 2b 1 2 0 0 2 0 Bverman, cf 3 1 2 2 0 Clink, lb A 3 0 0 6 0 0 Klrchner, If 2 0 1 0 0 0 Klckert, 3b O 0 2 2 0 Good, .....3 0 1 0 0 0 Welch, rf .1 0 2" 0 0 Whit comb, .......... 1 0-1030 Totals v. •. .18 4 6 15 ,8 1 Score by Innings. rwin-PhUUps 3 0 000 2—5 Keokuk Electrics -1 0 3" 0 0—( %. Summary. Two base hits—Gtutenberg,, Baer, Everman, Buck. Three base hits—Irwln. Home runs—Hopp. Struck out—By Whltcomb, 1 Baer, 6. Bases on balls—Off Whltcomb, 1 Baer,, 6. Hit by pitched ball—By whltcomb, r.opp by, Baer, Klrcnner. Double plays—Buck, unassisted. Time of game—One hour. Umpire—Stebblns, King. Attendance—20©. Y. M. C. A. Y. M. C. A. McManus, ss ... Roan, 3b Vaughan, King, 2b Evans, rf Moffltt, If Harrington, lb .. Frye, cf Crown, Totals ... Martha Guinn Anna Fisher, friend. Nina Tuttle Delvin Blake, friend ..Meta Brookheart Katy, a maid ......-Carrie Knowles Time—Present day. Place—A small town near New York. Louisville Minneapolis Columbus St. Paul Kansas City ClOhSigo. i3 2-7-1 I33 American League. (Hub Won. Lost. Pet. Cleveland W 1 Washington 11 New York 11 8 Boston I® 11 Detroit 10 11 -476 Chicago I? -Jg St. Louis I 11 -J*® Philadelphia 1 12 -3€S American Association. Club. WVn. LosL Pot. 12 5 .706 11 .647 1 1 6 .647 .. 9 8 .529 ... 8 8 .500 7 9 .438 6 11 .353 .. 3 14 .176 MONDAY'S RESULTS. National League. Open date for at. Louis and Cln- Second game: Pittsburgh, €-10-1, Chicago. 4-4-4. Boston, 6-10-0: Mew York, 2-5-1. Brooklyn, 2-8-0 Philadelphia, 0-4-1. American League. Open date for St. Louis and Chi- ^C^eveland, 3-7-0 Detroit, 1-7-0. New York, 4*8-0 Boston, 0-3-3. Philadelphia, 4-1M Washington, 2-4-0.' American Association. Minneapolis, 7: Indianapolis, Toledo, 7 Milwaukee, 5. Columfbus, 10 Kansaa Ctty, 1. St. Paul, 8 Louisville, 4. TODAY'S SCHEDULE. National Leagua. New York at Pittsburgh. Open date for other clubs. Amerioan League. St. Louis at Washington. Detroit at Philadelphia. Ctiicago at New "York. Cleveland at Boston. The Bank of Life. Ottumwa Courier: If you have no money in the savings bank you can't draw any out. But if you put some In# you get oat a greater amount. The same thing is true with the bank of the good things of life. If you rut nothing good into life, you can get nothing good out. But if you do go«vi. there will be a return with Interest. THE DAILY GATE CITY Commercial League Results Following are the box scores of the three opening games played in the Keokuk Commercial league on las^ Saturday afternoon: l-P. vs. Electrics. Irwin-Phillips AB. R. H. PO. A. B. Vennlngs, ss 3 1 0 0 1 0i McCaffrey, If .. 3 0 1 0 Hopp, lb 5 2 1 3 0 0 Stutenberg, 3 2 2 6 3 5. Irwln, 3b ..: 3 0 2 3 O 0 Metzlnger, cf 2 0 1 2 0 0 Wright, 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 IBaer, j* .....2 0 1 0 0 0 Oldham, rf ....• 2 0 0 0 0 0 Long, Smith, cf Gebhart, rf Hassett, if Total Ebersole, ss Bank, 3b Sneedon, cf Benjamin, lb Griddell, 2b Hiser. If Johnson, rf Strohmier, McOlure, Total vs. Huiskamps. AB. R. H. PO. A. E. 4 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 2 5 1 0 8 0 1 3 0 0 3 2 0 4 2 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 4 0 2 9 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 .... 4 0 0 0 4 0 ....32 8 6 24 7 3 Hulskamp. Croson, ss Burns, 2b Kenney, 3b Huiskamp, lb .. Anderson, .... B.R.H.PO. A.E. 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 1 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 6 1 2 ... 1 2 0 14 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 Totals ...27 5 4 24 3 4 Score by Innings. Y. M. C. A 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0—8 Huiskamps -.4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-—5 Summary. Stolen bases—-McManus Roan. 2 Evans, Moffltt, 2 Gebhait. Struck out—By Long, 10 by Crown, 8. Bases on balls—Off Long, 6 off Crown, 3. 'i Time of game—1:30. Umpire—Stebblns and King. Attendance—200. K.-B. vs. S. Hartilll. Kellogg-Birge. A.B. R.K. P.O. A. E. Dickey, ss Anderson, 3b Brietenstein, 2t .. Se in ones, McAndrew, cf ... Fowler, lb Alden, Hanoock. If Andrews, rf 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 12 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 27 3 8 21 7 1 8. HamllU A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E. ....... 1 0 0 3 3 O 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 18 8 1 Score by Innings. Kellogg-Birge 100 011—3 S. Ha.mill 00® 000—0 'Summary. Two 'base hits: Anderson, Briet enstein. Stolen bases: McAndrew, Bank. Struck out: By MoClure, 7 by Semones, 12. Bases on balls: Off McClure. 2 off Semones, 6. Hit by pitched ball: By McClure, Fowler, Hancock. Double plays: Griddell to Eber sole. Time of pane: 1:»& Umpire: StetoMns and King. Attendance: 200. CLUB STANDINGS Central Association National League. Won. Lost. Pet. 10 4 .769 Boston 10 6 -667 Chicago 11 -8®® Cincinnati 11 10 St Louis 1£ I® Philadelphia 8 .dOO Pittsburgh 9 J New York Clubs. Play. Won. Lost. Pot. Muscatine 7 7 0 1.000 Clinton 0 4 2 .&67 Burlington 7 4 3 .571 Cedar Rapids .. 7 4 3 .571 Marshalltown 7 3 4 .429 Waterloo 6 2 4 .333 Fort Dodge 7 3 5 .28-G Mason City 7 1 6 '243 Results Yesterday. At Burlington, 5 Mason City, 13. At Clinton, 4 Waterloo, 2. At Muscatine, 9 Fort Dodge, 1. At Cedar Rapids, 0 Marshalltown, Where They Play Today. Burlington at Fort Dodge. Cedar Rapids at Waterloo. Clinton at Marshalltown. Muscatine at Mason City. Seventh Victory. MUSCATINE, Iowa, May 9.—Sten nett, a recruit twirler, ltd the Mus kies to their seventh straight victory yesterday. Fort Dodge was the vic tim. Muscatine has not been de feated since the league opened. Score by innings: R. H. E. Muscatine 103 003 20*—9 10 Fort Dodga 000 100 000—1 4 3 Batteries: Stennett and Hrusloa Sanders and Smith. Anson's Win. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 9.— Bunched hits in the first inning gave Marshalltown a 1 to 0 victory over Cedar Rapids yesterday. Cedar Rap ids played errorless ball and found Harrison for ten hits, but could not soore. Score by Innings: Cedar Rapids 000 000 000—0 10 0 Marshalltown 000 100 000—*1 6 1 Batteries: Harrison and Penner Gossage and Hofmann. 'Brennen'a Lose. CLINTON, Iowa, May 9.—Team work won for Clinton over Waterloo, 4 to 2. Drohan's squad worked to gether wkh clockwork-like precision. Score by innings: R.H. E. Clinton 300 000 Olx—4 11 3 "Waterloo ..... 100 010 000—5 11 3 Batteries: Jones and Brown, Ross Estell and Brennan. Masons Win First. BURONGTON, Iowa, May 9.—Ma son City won its first game of the season yesterday when hits were bunched with errors and passes in the first half of the contest. Bur lington was beaten, 13 to 5. Score by innings: R.H. K. Burlington .. 0S2 000 100— 5 10 3 Mason City ... 420- 340 000—13 18 1 Batteries: Wogan and Boelzie Mc Cirlloch, Corey and Weeks. Conceded. Kansas City Star: The president o( the Irish republic admits that the steafn roller has control of the con vention.® 3-- 1 •SiSi!.*. Particular Attention Given to Transfer, General Hauling and Storage ftwftl Imttag mf merch— dlaat machinery, ftiriritiira, mu» leal Instrumsitta and bsavy S inton's Storage xoton's Transfer Phono 18_ S2S Blondean SITUATION IS MOKE SERIOUS (Continued from page 1.) militia of Texas, Arizona and New Moxicor^laCed at hia disposal today by President Wilson. He will dis cuss the matter today with General Scott and may be able to leave for San Antonio this afternoon. Obregon has 36,000 men in strat egic positions in northern Mexico. No secret was made of the fact that conditions are more threatening to day than at any other time since the negotiations began. prepare for Trouble. [By Carl D. Groat, United Press Staif Correspondent.] WASHINGTON, May 9.—Seven thousand militia of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico and three thousand regulars, were ordered today to guard the American border against Mexican raiders. General Obregon, Carranza's war minister, again demanded a time limit ,on the stay of the American expedi tion in Mexico. The cabinet decided 'again to refuse the demand. Mexican Ambassador Arredondo told Secretary ianslng that raids against the Big Bend country, Texas, were directed from uie American side and that two fresh raids are plotted. These are the outstanding develop ments In the Mexican situation today T1.9 situation took on an unexpected seriousness over night, both by reas on of recent attacks against the B'K .Bend and General Scot's retport that TX- 4*V V?RV%*P L-S •—L.I —i M— 1 *V Your Summers Go Better thanks to the soda fountain—soda fountains are better, thanks to —the drink" that made the soda fountain a national institution. 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Get a 25 cent box of "Tiz" at any drug or ^department store—don't wait. Ah! how glad your feet get: how comfortable your shoes feel. You can wear shoes a size smaller if you de sire. Obregon suddenly balked on the El Paso pact and was demanding limita tion of the stay of the American puni tive expedition. In sending new troops. President Wilson virtually drained the last of tne regular forces of the United states, before ordering out the nation al guardsmen. The Scott-Obregon confcrence prob ably will come to naught unless the new troop moves convince Ogregon his demands are futile. Army men frankly said: "The situation is not good and we might as well prepare for trouble." Secretary Baker expected the mili tia called out today to be on duty at the border within twenty-four houn after commanding officers received orders. Army men however, believe it takes two or three days before the 5" •"TIT PAGE FTVB t%i v1£ Tour the National Parks in to is E N at on a a Line, and for the accom modation of its patrons has planned a National a a at on that has no parallel— including, as it does, Yellowstone National Park (going in via the a through Shoshone Can yon and over Sylvan Pass—the only auto route into the Park), Glacier National Park, Rocky Mountain Na tional-Estes Park—the most of the .SI vv best of the National Park wonders |in America—and Colo rado—all on one tour—• all on one ticket. Think of it! Come in and get our folders—they are worth reading even if you don't go. C. F. Conradt, City Ticket Agent, 5th and Johnson St. Phone 976. national guardsmen are in harness and patrolling the boundary line. Eliminated. Sioux Palls Argus-Leader: T. R. is just as much down and out aa Bryaa. 4 only he doesn't know it.