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be kaept "going" to
meet the washday
yoa stSl depend on
the coal fire for hot
water, ]KQ have the
same wony^and discotn
fort^hat oar'friend in the
the best way, the inexpen
sive way.iis to have gas
as supplied by
This little heater
is attached to die
range boiler, and,
with verjrlittle at
tention, heats a
of water in a very
few inmates. You
simply apply a
match and torn
the valve. It
enables yoa to
energy, do the
folly cool and
the Gas Office
Don't depend on the tea
kettle to get hot water. Bay
a tank heater while yoa get
them far $15.00. The price is
going up.^ i?r
Keokuk Electric Co.
The National Park Line
Start in 'with America's only
Go via the new Cody Road
through Shoshone Canyon and
over Sylvan Pass—the only
auto route into the Park. Then
see Glacier—the most awe-in
spiring and stupendous of-all
the National parks. Come
"back by Rocky Mountain Na
il onal-Estes Park and Colo
rado. A grand circle tour
that includes th« best of the
^National Park wonders in
America—all on one tour—all
on one ticket—if you go via
Let me tell you more about
'it and*help*you plan your trip.
•Ill be glad to do it.
C. F. Conradt, City Ticket
•Agent, Burlington Route, Fifth
and Johnson Sts. Phone 976.
L. E. Cole of Bangor, Cal., recently
jreceived a letter written to him by
Willis brother on (December 2, 18G4. At
•that time the writer was a soldier in
army, and he tells of the
iChase Into (Mississippi after General
l^Mce'-e command. Where the letter
4ias been Is a mystery.
tor ni® a«k» Ofty.
Chief Anderson Suggests That People
be as Careful as Possible
'1 About Fireworks and
MUST TAKE PRECAUTION
Few Preventative Steps Would Help
In Saving Property Loss
Look out for fires tomorrow!
This was the warning- which' Chief
Anderson of the Keokuk Are depart
ment gave this morning. The hot
weather of a week has dried out ev
erything, so that conditions are ripe
for a bad conflagration should one
get started -through careless handling
of fireworks and Are crackers.
"People should exercise all due
care," the chief said this morning.
"This hot weather has baked every
thing pretty dry around here, and a
burning bit of paper from firecrack
ers or fireworks might start a bad
fire on the roof of a house or shed."
It would be a good Idea for people
to have their own garden hose at
tached, and in case of fire this could
be used to good advantage in a small
blaze, before the department arrives.
It might also help in wetting down
the roof of an adjoining building to
one on fire. It is up to the people to
see that there is no carelessness with
firworks or firecrackers, in their
The sane Fourth where people go
into the alleys and behind barns to
shoot off firecrackers, gives the fire
men more work than the old-fashioned
kind when everybody congregated in
the streets and. shot off pack after
pack of big ones.
BLEEDING TO DEATH
IN BLAZING SUN
(Continued from pege 1)
hourly growing more vigorous and
have checked and 'bent back the
British left, which advanced rapidly
into the village of Serre when the
offensive opened Saturday morning.
The British center, north of Albert,
is making slow, methodical gains,
though under terrific counter attack.
Bast of Albert where the extreme
British right linkB up with the
French left, die bloodiest struggle Is
going on. Driven out of LaBoisselle,
Mametx, Contalmaison and
'Montauban, the Germans are fight
ing with desperation to save im
portant highway lines of communica
tion which imperil both Baupme and
South of the Somme, the French
placed themselves within a bare
seven miles of Perrone toy the cap
ture of Dompierre, Frlse and Becqutm
The British public, far from being
intoxicated by the early successes. Is
prepared for the development of a
campaign lasting perhaps several
months. The people of England are
content to await a grinding advance
with small gains. They expect heavy
German counter attacks and some al
General Haig, according to all dis
patches from the front, Is carefully
conserving his men, preparing the
way for each attack with the most
tremendous artillery attack ever seen
in any war.
Critics here unite In declaring that
the allies now have larger munition
reserves than the Germans.
In some spots behind the German
lines shells wer® bursting at the rate
of ninety per minute, one correspond
ent reported. They fell in streams
on the village of Thiepval, which was
blown to pieces.
The Germans, waiting nervously in
their dugouts for the blow they knew
was about to come, sent up hundreds
of rockets throughout Friday night
They lighted the whole front in or
der to catch, sight of the first lines of
advancing British infantry.
The British soldiers, hugging their
trenches under the steady torrent of
shells that poured over head, wrote
letters home and went to sleep early.
They knew without being told that
the intensifying of the bombardment
meant the order to attack would
come shortly after dawn.
The British reserves began coming
up after dawn while the artillery sud
denly let loose a hellish fire upon the
British and Breach aeroplanes be
gan taking the air, disappearing in
the clouds of smoke toward the Ger
man lines. Then the order to attack
came. Men leaped from the trench
parapets and went etumbllng out
through the chaotic mass of things
that had once been concrete armored
The French moved forward at pre
cisely the same time.
[By EJd L. Keen, United Press Staff
LONDON, July 3.—The arrival of
German reinforcements has temporar
ily checked the British offensive
north of the Somme except at one
point, bat the French continue to
smash back the German lines south
of the river.
These facts are indicated In the of
ficial dispatches from the German and
French war office this afternoon and
by press dispatches from headquar
ters of the British army. The French
last night scored the most important
success of the last twenty-four hours
of great allied offensive. They bat
tered in the German lines on a three
mile front directly south of the Som
me. The disorganized German regi
ments were driven rapidly eastward,
the French advancing to within- five
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miles of the railway town of Perrone,
the immediate objective of their of
By occupying the town of Herbe
court, French troops advanced their
lines eastward nearly two miles.
The German official statement this
afternoon admitted a German retire
ment south of the Somme under heavy
pressure by the French, but an
nounced the repulse of all Anglo
French attacks north of the river.
This statement was partly borne out
in a press dispatch from British army
headquarters this afternoon, claim
ing the capture of a German position
near Frlcourt, but describing the
situation on the British left wing as
unchanged, though "promising."
The pause in the British advance
on Bapaume was fully expected here.
It was realized that following the first
advance across German trenches
wrecked by artillery, the British would
encounter row after row of strong
German defensive positions, Intact
and backed up by large forces of re
serves hurriedly rushed into action.
The headquarters reports this aft
ernoon announcing that British ar
tillery is conducting a terrific can
nonade of Thiepval, northeast of Al
bert, is evidence that General Haig
is preparing the way for another in
fantry advance by blasting in Ger
man works. The next British rush
may come tonight Or it may be de
layed many hours until the artillery
has completed its work.
4,000 Prisoners Taken.
BRITISH IKBAIDQUAjRJTERS IN
FRANCE, July 3.—Pressing on east
of Albert, British troops have oc
cupied a higher position near the
strongly fortified position of Fricourt,
which was taken from the Germans
The number of prisoners totals
North of the Ancre valley, the sit
uation is unchanged. On the re
mainder of the front the situation is
described by returning officers as
The most violent fighting was go
ing on this morning at Laboisolle,
east of Albert, which was captured
by the British on Saturday.
The Germans are bombarding Mon
tauban, another village taken by the
British In Saturday's advance.
British guna were cannonading
German positions at Thiepval early
BERLIN, July 3.—fThe Russians
made unsuccessful attempts to stop
the German advance in Volhynia by
attacking last night east and south
east of the fortress of Lutzk, the
war office announced today. The at
tacks were repulsed.
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THE MLY GATE CITY
FOUR NEW AUTO
Authorities File Informations Against
Three for Not Having Lights
Lighted and One for
SATURDAY NIGHT TOLL
Other Case* Coming up Before Judge
McNamara in Superior
Roy Rein, who has been a frequent
offender, had two informations filed
against him. One 1b for having his
muffler open on North Fourteenth
street on Saturday night and the
other for reckless driving at Sixth
and Main streets on Saturday night,
Lonny Atkins paid $1 and costs for
being disorderly. Henry Gates plead
ed not guilty to the charge of disturb
ing the peace of Mary F. Pitts and
was returned to jail under 5100 bond.
Piny Hogan and Frank Williams were
given thirty days in the county jail for
drunkenness. L. Arkens paid $3.85
for being drunk.
In the case of Jennie L. Brooke vs.
J. D. Holdsworth, defendant, and C.
V. Sanstedt, labor claimant, the latter
has asked to have the case transferred
from the superior to the district court.
GREAT NEWSPAPERS -r
Munsey Discontinues the New York
Press and Combines the
V— Two Suns.
NEW YORK, 'July 3.—-The New
York Evening Sun and the Morning
Suiv appeared, today under ownership
of Frank A. Munsey. Coincidentally,
the New York Press, owned by Mun
sey, was discontinued and absorbed
in the Morning Sun. The evening
Sun which depends exclusively on
the United Press for its agency news,
is a financially successful paper, hav
ing shown the highest percentage of
gain of any New York paper in the
last few years. Neither the Press,
with an Associated Press franchise,
nor the Morning Sun with its own
service, was sell supporting. The com
bination of the Sun's prestige and the
Press circulation in the new morning
paper, was one of the-chief objects
accomplished by Munsey.
The Evening Sun continues as here
tofore with the United Press service.
SAFETY FIRST TRAIN
WILL EXHIBIT HERE
The Government Special Will Arrive
In Keokuk Some Time Soon
A United States government safety
first train will visit Keokuk some
time in the near future. Literature
and announcements concerning the
train were received by Mayor Lofton
today. The safety first special has
been touring In the east and will be
brought on west for a couple of
months run. The train will be opened
to the public and will give an idea
of the work Deing carried on by the
government in this line.
In the exhibits are those of the
treasury department, war department,
navy department, department of In
terior, Including the mine rescue
work, department of agriculture, in
terstate commerce commission and
American Red Cross society.
Further announcement of the ar
rival of the train will be made. ,s
Germany Still Holds Line. "r
The crusade against violators of the
city automobile laws and ordinances
proceeded with- vigor on Saturday and
four were caught in the police net
that has been spread in the city.
Of the four, three are new offenders.
Informations charging A. Wyllle, Mrs.
O. W. Sandberg and John Freeman,
the latter of Sand Prairie, with run
ning their machines on Main street
on Saturday night without having
front lights lighted, were filed in the
superior court this morning by the
The two latter pleaded guilty and
paid $2.85, the costs, whicn are assess
ed against all first offenders. Mr.
Wyllie had not been arraigned this
French attacks north of the Somme
last night were without advantage,
the enemy being repulsed with bloody
losses, the war office announced this
South of the Somme, the Germans
withdrew from their second line un
der heavy French attacks.
On the Verdun front the French
made fruitless attacks at Thiaumont
and Froide Terre. South of Fort
Vaux, the Germans captured the hill
and battery of Damloup.
Orpet Jury Goes Fishing.
WAUKEGAN, 111., July 3.—The
Orpet jury went fishing today, while
counsel for the defense and state
seized upon the court recess over the
Fourth as a final opportunity to
strengthen their lines In the fight to
clear, or convict Will Orpet of Mariau
Len Darthall, one of the jurors, took
his fellow talesmen and several court
bailiffs up to his home on Channel
lake, near the Wisconsin line. They
will remain there until Wednesday
morning when court convenes again.
Girl Has Disappeared.
NEW YORK. July 3.—Police ad
mitted that they were searching for
Miss Mildred Booth of Denver, Colo„
jm. rawest of friends and relatives
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2 Performances Daily
Be Sure and Hear Them
who say she has disappeared from the
home of a friend here. She Is 17
and the ward of Charles Dennis
RACE PROGRAM AT
ST. PAUL IN MORNING
Change Made In Schedule of Opening
Day at Mississippi Power.
DAVENPORT, la., July
nouncement is made by Admiral Ed
ward H. Van Patten of Davenport,
that the racing program of the- Mis
sissippi Valley Power Boat associa
tion regatta at St. Paul on the Fourth
of July will be held In the morning
instead of in the afternoon, as previ
ously announced. The racing will
start at 9:30. This change is made
to permit Twin City visitors who so
desire, to attend the automobile races
at the speedway in the afternoon of
the Fourth. The boat racing on July
5 and 6 will be held in the afternoon,
beginning at 1:30.
The annual convention of the asso
ciation, previously announced for the
morning of Wednesday, July 5, has
been postponed by Admiral Van Pat
ten to 9:30 o'clock the morning of
Thursday, July 6. The convention
will be held in the convention hall of
the St. Paul hotel, which Is the offi
cial headquarters of the association
during the race week.
The most famous boats in America
are beginning to arrive In St. Paul by
express. Two boats occupy a car and
facilities have been provided by the
St. Paul Motor Boat club to unload
them with a large crane direct into
the Mississippi river.
BOYS INJURED IN
Three Hurt in Collision on Anachutz
Hill Road Late Yesterday
Three boys were injured when a
bicycle on which Lorrelle McDevitt,
the thirteen year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. W. McDevitt of 1126 Timea
street, was riding, with a boy named
.Gettls on the handle bars, struck Wil
liam Brady, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Brady, 220 North Fourteenth
street, yesterday afternoon, while
young McDevitt was going down An
schutz hill to the Moose beach.
McDevitt. was trying to get out of
the way of an approaching automobile.
All three boys were knocked uncon
scious, but today had recovered from
the effects of the accident. Young
McDevitt was bruised on the body
and face Gettls sustained a cut on
his leg in which two stitches had to
be taken, and young Brady suffered
Up to date about 2,500 miles of
steam railroads In the United States
have been electrified. Vil:f
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eczema quickly by applying a little zemo
filhiished by any druggist for 25c. Extra
large bottle, $1.00. Healing begins the
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usually every trace of pimples, black
heads, rash, eczema, tetter and similar
skin diseases will be removed.
For clearing the skin and making it
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remedy. It is not greasy, sticky or
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Interest is payable on Savings
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START A SA VINGSACCOUNT
LEAVE KEOKUK ,.
Eighth and Main St.
Also a "HAM COMEDY
MONDAY, JULY 3, 1910
^i r- Positively Here To-Night Only
The greatest and most laughable of-sll comedies
OONT MISS IT. ADM4&8ION S and 10c.
«Mm 2 to & TOMOmmMK. 8:IS, 9:30
ALICE BRADY in
"The^ Woman in AT9
A wsndsrfully thrilling romantie drama In 6 acUJ
Bluff Park -Now Open
and WOl Celebrate tho-
*V,.In The Usual High'Class Stylo
Agne's Six Piece Orchestra
will furnish the music for
DANCING AFTERNOON AND EVENING
Chicken Dinner Served in Dining Hall 50c.
The Steamer Keokuk Leaves for Bluff Park
Warsaw, 7 o'olock A. M.
.Keokuk, 8 o'clock A. M.
Fort Madison, 11 o'clock A. M.
Nauvoo, 12 o'clock A. M.
Blaff Park, Raavee and Fort Madison
GOOD MUSIC AND DANCING
A large quantity of unsalable and
supposedly unpawnable loot was left
on a SL Paul (Minn.) back porch the
other morning, Just three yean
Keokuk, 2 o'clock P. M,
Fort Madison, 4:30 o'clock F. M.
Nauvoo, 5:90 o'clock "P. Iff,
PLAN TO GO NOW1
7 A. M.
Im 8 A. M.
2 P. M.
NO INTOXICANTS ON BOARD/
B. HVTCHIHS0I, Agwrt
after It had been stolen from tha
same house, the greeting on the
age reading: "From a kind-hearted