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THURSDAY, JULY 13,191?.
iVl _A L.
Smith HamlTI Reports That Mon Are
Awaiting Orders to Go to Bor
dsrt—Everything In Read I
ness for Oeiwrt^^g
HEN IN TINE SHAPE
Seven Hours of Drilling and Maroh.
Ing Every Day Have Tanned and
Toughened Men—Still Shot
age of Tftbacoo.
"Company will leave about Sat
urday. There are no definite orders
co this effect, but all the officers 1
talked to, expect to go then, and all
Is in readiness for departure," says
ill, former lieutenant in
the company. Mr. Hamill returned
last night from a trip to Des Moines,
by automobile. He went up Monday,
taking with him Paul "Dysart, who
Joined the company as^tougler.. :.. ^, ,'.
Men in Fine Shape.
"The men are In fine physical con
dition. They are 'being drilled daily.
From 7 to 11 in the morning and
from 2 to 4 in the afternoon, the men
are out marching. Long marches
have been taken all through Polk
county. Tills strenuous drilling is
toughening the men. Some of the
fat men have lost as much as 20
pounds or more in weight. All the
men are tanned: and appear to be In
One physical condition.
"The men are excellently provided
for. Aside from securing clothing,
everything has been done for them
that could be done. There is a short
age of the olive drab service uni
forms, but other equipment has been
furnished the men. Everything that
is received is new and the best that
can 'be obtaiiied.*^^^^^.v
No Plow Shoes in Sight.
Reports from Des Moines have
stated that some of the men were Is
sued plow shoes, and fancy shoes of
all colors, some of them very old.
Mr. Hamill says he saw no such
shoes on the feet of any guardsmen.
The men are being Issued regular
Herman regulation U. S. army shoes.
All the men In Company have been
"The busiest men In the company
are R. B. Joy and A. H. Gaylord, of
Port Madison. These two men were
appointed sergeants and detailed to
the quartermaster's, department, be
cause of their knowledge of clerical
work. They are. compelled to work
from 7 in the morning until 11 at
Men in Good Spirits.
"The men are living a happy life
in camp. The camp Is well situated.
The drainage Is excellent and there
is fine water in abundance. The
tents are good, and the bedding is all
that could be expected. The cooking
is fine. I can vouch for the cooking.
1 ate with the men several times,
and received very good food. I slept
with them Monday and -Tuesday
"Very few of the men go into Des
Moines. There is little that the city
has to attract them. No liquor Is
obtainable In the camp or near It
The government is very strict on this
point. The ltte of the men is fine
In the camp, in every way.
Need Tobacco Greatl)
"The men appreciate .very much the
gifts that their friends in Keokuk
have sent them. They are short on
Bmoklng, however. Tobacco Is a
scarce article. The men are not paid
until the 20th of this month. In the
meantime they must go without
many things. The people of Keokuk
ought to take some action toward get
ting plenty of tobaoco to the sol
Found 'Roads In Good Shape,
Mr. -Hamill took 250 cigars up to
Des Moines, as well as a large
quantity of pipe and chewing tobac
no. He- reports a fine trip. The
roads are very dusty, tout otherwise
are in good shape. He made the
trip to Des Moinea without any un
toward incidents, ibnt on his return
yesterday, he was lost between Keo
Baucpia and Bonaparte. He got some
sixty miles out of Oils way. The mis
hap was caused by the substitution
of new telephone posts along the
road. The Ted balls had not been
painted on them yet, and he had no
accurate jneans' of determining tiie
Reoord of Eight Deaths.
NEW YORK, July 13.—iWlth a reo
ord of eight deaths and more than
two ecore prostrations, the heat wave
which has gripped New York tor the
past two days was broken at 3:00
o'clock this afternoon.
A thunderstorm owns op at that
time, followed by rain.
This Leaves the Skin
Free From Hairy Growths
A simple method for completely re
moving every trace of hair or fuss is
here given. This is painless and
usually a single treatment will banish
even stubborn growths. To remove
hairs, make a thick paste with some
Powdered delatone and water, spread
on hairy surface and after about 2
minutes rub off, wash the skin and
the hairs are gone. This method will
not mar the but to avoid dis
appointment, be certain yon g*t dela*
Hope of Recovering Body of Boy
Who Was Drowned Sunday Is
Practically Abandoned by
IN WATER 100 HOURS
Seems Probable Corpse Is Caught In
Snag, That It Will Decay Undap:
Watsr and No Trace Ever
The body of Robert Bennett has
not yet been recovered. Bennett was
drowned in the Des Moines river,
near the yellow banks, Sunday aft
ernoon, about 3:30 o'clock. His body
has now been beneath the waters of
the river nearly 100 hours, and this
In very warm weather.
The circumstances are sucb, that
rivermen believe the body has been
caught in a snag and may never be
Tound, or else that It has escaped
observation and is now floating down
the Mississippi river toward the
Gulf of Mexico.
It seems almost impossible, they
say, that at this time of the year a
body should remain under water
such a period of time. Usually de
composition is sufficiently rapid so
that In forty-eight hours enough gas
is generated to bring a body to the
surface. Almost never when the
temperature Is as high as it has been
the past week, has a 'body remained
under water so long.
Could Hardly be Snagged.
It seems Improbable that the body
could have been caught on a snag.
Young Bennett was nude when he
dived into the water. Had he worn
any clothing, It would seem logical
that he had been caught in a snag.
But his nude (body could hardly have
become anchored in this way.
If by any chance the corpse has
become fastened to a snag, It is al
together unlikely that it will ever be
recovered. If decomposition does not
•produce enough gas to bring it to the
surface tomorrow. It will probably re
turn to the original elements under
water. The skeleton will be covered
with sediment, and no trace of it
8TOCK 0!F OOMP
American Cement Machine Company
Zjm Flies Amended Articles of
if:J Incorporation Today.
The capital stock of tha American
Cement Machine company was in
creased from 925,000 to 950,000 in an
amended article of incorporation filed
with County Recorder Vaughan to
day. The decision to Increase the
capital stock was made at a recent
meeting of the stockholders of the
According to the amended articles,
the capitalization shall be 950,000'in
shares of $100 each, of which $40,000
is to be connnon stock and 910,000
The American Cement Machine
company, of which O. G. Mandt is
president, is now operating in its new
plant at Fourth and Bank streets.
—You owe It to your lawn to keep
it green. See King Plumbing company
for hose and sprinklers.
—In the case of Fred Hilpert, Jr.,
vs. Rosetta Hilpert, following bearing
of the case yesterday afternoon, Jus
tice of the Peace Whetstone has over
ruled the motion to dismiss and cer
tify the cause to the district court.
—Garden hose and lawn sprinklers.
King Plumbing company.
—Regular meeting Gate City chap
ter No. 7, R. A. M., Friday. July 14.
8 p. m. C. M. Kingman, secretary.
—An electric fan will make you
feel cooler. King Plumbing company.
CHURCHES UNITE IN
Sunday Schools of Two Swedish
Churches Spend Delightful Day
at Messenger's Grove.
The Swedish Methodist and Swed
ish Mission churches united In a Sun
day school picnic at Messenger's
grove yesterday afternoon. A large
crowd composed of members of both
churches was present. A fine pro
gram of unique stunts was carried
out. Messenger's grove Is on the
middle road. It proved an ideal place
for the event.
Consuls Are 8hlftsd.
WASHINGTON, July 13.—Finis
'was officially written on the German
protests against alleged unneutral
acts of Edward Hlggens, of, Boston,
United States consul at Stuttgart to
day. when Hlggens was ordered as
to Bahla, Brazil. HiRgens
will be replaced by George H. Ifft, of
Butler City, Pa. Other transfers are
I Paul H. Foster, Galveston, Texas,
Juarez De La Frontera. to Bilboa,
S. Hazen, Chicago, Catania,
to Turin, Italy.
rf-hf"1 I* Hoover, Oskaloosa, lowa,
Prague, to flan Taulo, Brazil.
Lester Maynard, San
Amoy, to Chefoo, China.
tWilliam C. Teichmann, St. Louis,
Mannheim, to BluefleM, Nicaragua.
Three Elks 'Prostrated.
BAIOTMOKB. Md., July
of the 36,000 Elk convention parade"
and seventeen persons along the line
of march of the annual PaKeant were
nrostrated foy the ^eat today. One
Call Black 1416
For Society Editor
One O'clock Luncheon.
Mrs. William Dodge and Miss Kath
arine Dodge of Warsaw, entertained
at a' one o'clock luncheon today in
honor of Miss Genevieve Lewis of
Cincinnati. Among the guests from
Keokuk were Mrs. J. J. Chapman,
Mrs. D. A. Collier, Mlrs. John R. Ir
win, Mrs. W. S. Phillips and Mrs.
Theodore A Craig.
Afternoon Bridge Club.
The members of the Afternoon
Bridge club enjoyed their annual pic
nic yesterday, by going to Mount
Clara, a high point along, the river
near Montrose. A picnic supper was
served. The out of town members
of the club who were present were
Mrs. Albert D. Ayres, Mrs. Frank Le
•Bron add Mrs. H. T. Herrlck. The
officers of the club for the coming
year are Miss Elizabeth Collier, presi
dent Mrs. Harry M. Phillips, secre
Psrty at Country Club.
The young people have been having
a particularly happy time this sum
mer at the Country club and the party
of last night, given by Miss Mary
Collingwood Tucker and Miss Kath
erine Tucker, was one of the most de
lightful of the summer. The grand
march was led by Miss Mary Colling
wood Tucker and her father, Mr.
George Collingwood Tucker, Miss
Katherble Tucker and Donald Mc
Quoid. The programs were given out
by Miss Eugenia Maxwell and Fowler
Phillips. Dancing was on the pavll
lion to the muBic of Agne's orchestra.
Ices and cake were served on the club
house porch at ten o'clock. There
were many out of town guests, among
them, Miss Lillian Barr, Mr.
Janet Wyman, Messrs Mlark Barr and
Jack Turner of Burlington. Miss
Louise Amborn of Ft. Madison and
Mr. Stafford Pyle of Kahoka.
Have Taken Apartments Here.
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Wettstein are
here from New York and have apart
ments for the present with Mrs. Wil
liam A. Brownell. Mr. Wettstein is
connected with the company which is
constructing the new smelter. They
are delightful people and will find a
cordial welcome here.
Leave for Kansas City.
Mrs. Johnson Haywood and chil
dren left last night to join Mr. Hay
wood in Kansas City, where he is
stationed for the summer. Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Rubidge accompanied them
as far as Ft.
Library Board to Meet.
1«e board of directors of the Ket
kuk i*uDlic Library will meet this ev
ening at half past seven in the library
To Give Dinner Dance.
snd Mrs. Coral R. Armentrout
issued invitations today to a dinner
dance to ibe given at the Country club
on the evening of Thursday, July 20.
Home For Vacation.
Miss Emily Pence, a secretary In
the Young Woman's Christian asso
ciation of Fort Worth. Texas, is spend
ing her vacation with her parents In
Hamilton. She spent the day in Keo
kuk Tuesday, meeting many friends.
Miss Pence was business secretary of
the local association for several
Entertain at Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Vinson very pleas
antly entertained a number of their
friends Tuesday evening, July 11, at
their homo on Floral hill. Instrumen
tal and vocal music was the chief en
joyment of the evening. Dainty re
freshments were served.
Invited to Dance.
iFort Madison Democrat: A number
of young people In the city have re-
bath. It out of corns wd
.nd bwtaiitiy tdiscover* of
bsniom. It is• certain reUrffoe
the tga. ,tired,•cMn*feet. Sojd
THE DAILY GATE CJTTi
V? Lt A .. -'t
Bumper Wheat Crop.
CHICAGO, July 13.—From western
states come reports today of a winter
wheat crop that will beat expecta
tions, but of possible heavy damage
to spring wheat through bjack rust in
Bernard Snow, crop expert for one
of the biggest Chicago brokerage
houses returned today from an in
spection trip through the northwest.
He said the winter wheat crop will
be something like 500,000,000 bushels
and though under last year'B record
yield, will still be a bumper output.
"Weather conditions for harvesting
and- threshing the winter wheat are
ideal," Snow said. "The quality of
the yield is unusually good. The
spring wheat crop is not so good. It
all depends now upon^he weather for
the next three weeks. If weather is
favorable to development of black
rust, much of the crop will be a
loss. If it is not favorable to the
rust, the damage will be light.".
Snow said black rust had appeared
throughout South Dakota and in scat
tering parts of North Dakota.
Cora is growing fast. The hot, dry
weather so far has been ideal for it,
Snow said. A few rains will help,
but this is regular corn weather.
Clouds of grass hoppers are damag
ing crops in Logan county, Kansas,
dispatches from there said today. Offi
cials of the county were ready to
furnish free poison to fight them.
Market Closed Weak.
NEW YORK, July 13.—The
market closed weak.
Two New Cases.
CHICAGO, July 13.—Two new
cases of Infantile paralysis were dis
covered in Chicago today.
New York Stocks.
[Furnished by Long Commission Co.,
403 Main St. Phone 100.]
American Beet Sugar 88%
American Can (common) 62%
American Car and Foundry ..... 52"%
American Locomotive 60
American Smelter (common).. 91%
American Tel. & Telg. Co ....129V&
Baltimore & Ohio 89
3utte & Superior 62%
Canadian Pacific 178%
Chesapeake & Ohio 61
Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul.. 96*%
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. 20
Chino Copper 47%
Colorado Fuel and Iron 42%
Curclble Steel 6T%
Erie, common 36%
General Electric 164%
Great Northern, pfd. 118%
Illinois Central 104%
Inspiration Copper 49%
Internotional Harvester, N. J. 116
Lehigh "Valley 78%
Maxwell, com. 70'%
Missouri Pacific 6%
"Say Reed,s' said Hlggins, as he
met a friend, "do you know why you
are like a donkey."
"Like a donkey!" echoed Reed,
thoughtfully. "No, I don't."
"Because your better half is stub
bornness itself," said Higgins.
"That's not bad," said Reed. *TU
•have to try that on my wife when I
get home tonight"
Accordingly, when they were at din
ner, Reed asked:
"Annie, do yon know why I am so
mnch like a donkey?"
He waited a moment, expecting
Mrs. Reed would give It up. But, on
the contrary, she gazed at him
somewhat commiseratingly as she re
I suppose because yon were born
Muscatine Journal: While Uncle
Sam announces that he is sending tho
national guard to the border to harden
them, it may be the observation of the
guardsmen that thy are going through
tha melting process.
High Class August Model
"1/ Wash Dresses worth *10to915
Just received from New York (sample lot)
Your Choice While $'
2 Days Only
And remember dozens of other dresses up
Jily Clearance Sale—Everything at Cest and Below (But Cash)—What do Yon Need?
ceived invitations to a dancing party
to be given Tuesday evening at the
Keokuk Country club by Ml
and Louisea Harrison.
Royal Neighbors Surprise Woodmen
Alt the meeting of the local camp
of Modern Woodmen of America, the
men were treated to a delightful siir
prpise party by the members of the
Royal Neighbors. Light refreshments
were served, and a delightful evening
was spent by .all. Short speeches
were made by Mrs. Thomas ^Jolan, J.
C. Wustrow, J. P. Johnston end oth
SUES LOCAL MAN
Petition Filed In Federal Court Ask
ing Judfment In Amount of
$13,831.69 From A. E.
BORROWED FROM TEXAN
Money Loaned by P. Sweeney, of
Houston* to F. A. Connable and
A. E. Connable, In 1911,
The sum of $13,831.69, with inter
est at 10 per cent from July 4, 19W5,
is asked by J. J. Sweeney of Houston,
Texas, in a suit filed in the federal
court here today, against A. E. Con
nable, of this city. The suit will
come up for hearing at the term of
court beginning November 14. Judge
Martin J. Wade will bear the case.
The plaintiff alleges that on Aug
ust 1, 1911, P. Sweeney loaned to F.
A. Connable and A. E. Connable the
sum of |15,000. Under the terms of
the note executed at that time, in
terest was to be paid at ten per cent
It is alleged that part of the inter
est and principal has been paid, but
that there is etill due the plaintiff
the sum of $13,831J69, and judgment
in this amount is prayed against A.
Lead €2%i I returned home Tuesday evening. The
doctor, we understand, has consider
able interest in the sand pumping
and rock crushing business lately
opened here, and visited the location
of the plants. The electric power is
in place for doing the rumping and
the only hitch is in getting cars to
load. We surely hope the railroad
people will soon get cars to accom
modate this business.
J" HAMILTON, ILL., JULY 13
The Medical association of Keokuk
held their regular monthly meeting
Tuesday evening at the Lake View
club house. Besides the membership
to the number of same eighteen, there
were several guests present from Keo
kuk, Warsaw and Hamilton. F-o'a
6:15 to 8:15 was passed la discuss-
none of them have been very seri
ous. The cause of these conditions
seems hard to find, but that there is
a common cause we aro fully con
vinced: or at least very similar causes
if not actually the same. We know
of three cases where the parties had
been using water from one snd the
SAFES WANTED—Two small saTes
about 18x13x13 inside. State price.
Taber Lumber Co.
E. Connable. F. A. Connrible Is not
made a party to the suit as he lives
in Houston, Texas, and can not be
xnade a party to suit brought in the
southern district of the Iowa federal
J. J. Sweeney is now the holder of
the note and brings the suit P.
Sweeney is now dead. His wife, tor
some time held the note.
Gill, Jones and Tyler, of Houston,
Texas, G. L. Norman, and Hazen I.
Sawyer, of Keokuk, represent the
plaintiffs. The defendant has not yet
filed his answer to the petition.
Miss Katherlne Barr of Burlington
is the guest of Miss Mary Colling
Miss Louise Amborn of Fort Madi
son is visiting Miss Dorothy Stanton.
Mrs. D. W. MoBlroy and grand
daughter, Mary Margaret Qolllsson,
have returned from an extended visit
to friends in Webster Grove, 6t.
E. Roberts returned this morning
after a boat trip to St. Paul.
Killed by Masked Man.
MINERAL WjEILlLS, Texas, July 13.
—'Harry Walters, 66, of Dallas, a
traveling salesman, was shot and in
stantly killed by a masked man who
entered his room at the Fairfield Inn,
The burglar pushed open the door
and found William Walters, 60, a
brother, about to retire. He ordered
as long as the money was in the pos-1 William to "come across with that
session of the borrowers.
As security, 12,W0 acres of land in
MoMuIlen county, Teras, were placed
in the hands of William Giles, to ad
minister as trustee, until! the borrow
ed money should be paid.
money." He drew a revolver and
William threw himself on the bed.
The intruder fired and missed, har
ry rushed in from the bath room and
was struck by two bullets. The burg
lar seized a hand bag, but William
snatched it away. The burglar then
ran down a back stairway and disap
Walters represented a St. Louis
Tuesday, July 11, Miss Lena Young, same cistern or well. There are three
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewalt
Young, north of Hamilton, died at the
age of 31 years. Miss Young had
been in very poor health for a con
siderable time and about a year ago
a surgical operation was performed,
but it was found to be impossible to
give any permanent relief. Death
finally came as a no doubt welcome,
gift to the poor, tired, patient suf
ferer. The funeral was held from the
Bethel Presbyterian church. Rev. H.
L. Scherer and A. L. Mc Arthur con
ducting the services. For several
years Miss Young had been a mem
ber of the Ocmian Evangelical church.
Dr. Henderson of Biggsville, after
a few days visit with the families of
his children in Hamilton, Fulton Hen
derson and Mrs. Howard Meckemsen,
elements where the trouble
might be found, if thoroughly traced
—water, milk, dust, flies, loul wells or
cisterns, impure milk vessels, wash
ings and other excreta where there
is a patient, if carelessly thrown out
In the open might poison the dust
and thus affect a large number of
people In the neighborhood flies,
which are always dabbling In filth
and carrying it on bod" and legs.
And had you ever thought of this?
Fresh meat exposed in unscreened
shops must to very attractive to the
flies. Cut out all places where flies
are inclined to gather, wherever this
Is reasonably possible. Insist on care
ful washing of all milk vessels see
that the water supply is what it
should be, and infantile paralysis and
typhoid will disappear.
Miss Beulah Stanton Is rapidly re
covering from the effects of her late
illness. It Is helping her very much
to have with her now, her cousin
Miss Elsie Burt of Cortland, New
York, who will visit here for some
Milton Root and family have taken
up their residence in the J. J. Spence
property.on Broadway between Sev
enth and Eighth.
Miss Jennie Hawkes has been
spending the past week at HawkeB'
Wm. Cochran arrived home Tues
day evening from a visit to his son
Wayne, near Winnebago, Minn.
The Hotel Granite entertained at a
6 o'clock dinner Wednesday, a party
ine eats, drinks and smokes, aI?er|of sixteen ladies from Keokuk and a
which a business matting was held, few lady guests. They
There are several cases of a light I dames Nathan Lowitz, Geo. VS. Ewertv
tvne of typhoid in town, but so far|T. W. Agnew, Carrie Hodge. Jos. M.
type oi typnoiu Arthur Murray. Birl Kellogg,
A. C. Maxwell. H. C. Chapman, C. O.
Tlchenor and Mrs. A. N. Mogab, Phila
delphia Mrs. G. A. SueppeL Iowa
City Mrs. J. J. Lackan, Evanston
Mrs. C. J. Strause, Minneapolis Mrs.
Mary Donnelly, Chicago, and Mrs.
Emma Schaare, Los Angeles.
WANTED—Bench men or cabinet
makers who have worked In sash
and door factory. Apply Noelke Lyon
Mfg. Co., Burlington, la.
WANTED—To buy a motor boat suit
able to use both for pleasure boat
ing and for towing a small barge to
carry freight Send complete descrip
tion and price. Henry Phillips, Ot
WANTED—To loan moner on furni
ture, pianos, live stock, etc., on easy
payments. Strictly private. Phone
963. Keokuk Loan Co. Over-Miller's
WANTED—A Job by a No. 1 short
order cook or waiter married and
sober. Write me. Frank W. Hart
man, Harana, 111. Gen'l. Del.
WANTED—Barber at once. Grand
hotel barber shop. Fort Madison, la.
WANTED—15 men on construction
work. Report at 7:30 Friday morn
ing. River Smelting and Refining Co.
WANTED—Companion for elderly
lady In country town. $4.00 per
week and board. Address H. this of
WANTED—Modern seven room cot
tage in good location. Call Room
2 Royal Hotel.
WANTED—Girl about 12 or 14 years
old to act as companion for lady.
Phone Black 1052.
WANTED—To rent, modern room by
nurse. Address MV, .care Gate City.
WANTED—Experienced waitress. In
quire Syngel cafe, 310 &^aln St.
WANTED—Girl for general house
work. Call 417 North Second.
FOR RENT—Modern residence, In
cluding piano, furnished or unfur
nished north side, suitable for one
or two families also apartments for
housekeeping. 727 North Ninth, or
phone Black 1330.
FOR RENT—'Five room house, 1409
Concert St. Inquire 1227 Concert
St. Phone 'Black 1201.
FOR RENT—925 Bank SL, 6 rooms,
gas and bath. Enquire 923 Bank or
phone Red 562.
FOR SALE—'100 acre farm 7 miles
northwest of Keokuk, on Johnson
street road. 50 acres in cultivation,
balance good pasture. Good improve
ments. Plenty of water. Price $65.00
per acre. See E. L. Aldrich.
FOR 3 LE—Three sligtly used up
right IOS. Steger, walnut case,
$153 H-ize, oak, $173 Whitney, oak,
$163 Hinze, walnut, $182. All guaran
teed. Terms. Duncan-Schell Furn. Co.
FOR SALE—A nice plumbing and
tinware busines In Memphis, Mo.
Dennison & Sons, Memphis, Mo.
FOR SALE—100 acres 1 mile east of
Summittville, miles Keokuk $3,500
worth improvements, 55 acres in culti
vation, balance blue grass. Well lo
cated. For quick sale 575.00 per acre.
FOR SALE—Some lots in Home
Park Addition, blocks from car
line. There are nice level lots $205
each. Size '50x145. E. L. Aldrich.
FOR SALE—Nice level lot on Mc
Kinley Ave., In Randell's Addition.
Size 50x145. City water piped to lot.
This is one of the very best lots on
McKInley avenue. Price for -quick
sale $365. See E. L. Aldrich.
LOST—Wednesday evening at Rand
Park, white silk scarf. Return to
this office. Reward.
LOST—'Matting suit case, Wednesday
night, between Tenth and Main and
Messenger place. Address "X"* Gate
LOST—Wednesday, black umbrella,
left on bench near band stand. Rand
park. Leave at this offica