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MAYOR E.S. LOFTOII
EXTENDS WELCOME
•poke at Annual Convention of the
Knights and Daughters of
.. Taber, at Masonic
Hall,
&
""SUl
FOE FOUR DATS
{Delegates and Visitors Taken Over
the Water Power Plant Thlsv
Afternoon—Week's
jjgfy. Program.
Delegates and ylsitors to the twen
tieth annual grand session of the In
ternational Order of Twelve, Knights
and Daughters of Taber, Jurisdiction
of Iowa, were welcomed at a meet
ing held in the Colored Masonic hall
at Twelfth and Johnson streets, last
evening. Tho program included an
address of welcome by Mayor Ed. S.
Lofton.
-i Last night's complete program was
as follows:
Instrumental solo— Mrs. Ezlva
Dailey.
Prayer—Rev. Dr. P. Thomas.
Bass solo—Rev. Sir H. Reynolds,
Des Moines.
v* Welcome address on behalf of city
by Mayor Ed. S. Lofton.
Response by Rev. Sir S. Bates, C.
G- O., Des Moines.
Piano duet—Maid and Page South.
Welcome address in belialf of Iowa
temple No. 83, Sir Fred Jenkins.
Response by Sir Roy P. Walker,
Des Moines.
Vocal solo—Arthur Fox.
Welcome address In behalf of
Noble Tabernacle No. 9, Dt Eveline
Frye.
.. Response by Dt. Maud Wilkinson,
Des Moines.
Welcome address in behalf of Moo
bites Tent, No. 99, Maid Hernandles
Smith.
Response by Dt. Maud Brewton, Q.
Q. M., Mason City.
Welcome address In behalf of the
colored citizens of Keokuk, Rev. Sir
»Butler.
Selection—Violet Choral club Quar
tet.
Remarks—Daughter Mattle Brooks,
.Ms, V. H. P., Des Moines.
Remarks—Sir Edward Roberson, G.
%C.
M., Marshalltown.
This afternoon at 2:00 o'clock the
delegates visited the water power
plant and. this evening at 8:00 o'clock
will be heard the annual grand ser
'mon by Sir Rev. S. Batas, G. C. O.,
of Des Moines, at Pilgrim's Rest Bap
tist church.
The program for Thursday and Fri
day will be aa follows
Thursday Evening, 8:00 P. M.
Instrumental solo—Miss Marjorie
IHaulbert.
Paper—Dt. Alda White, G. I. S.t
Buxton.
iiLsolo—Brnest Holt.
on the work of jurisdlc
tlojpi-^Dt. B. Aikens, G. C. R., Chi
cago.
Violin solo—Arthur Robins,
Reading—Dt. Imogene Wilson, Q.
M.
Instrumental solo— Mies Letha
Johnson.
Paper—Dt Emma Martin, Center
ville.
Vocal solo—Mrs. Daisy Tripplett.
Paper—Sir Chas. Banks, Des
Moines.
Bass solo—Leroy Handy
Paper—Dt. Alice Cooper, Center
Tille.
Vocal solo—Dt. G. E. Caldwell.
Three minutes talk on tLe good of
the order by Daughters-A. D. John
son, Gertrude Carson, Ada Steele,
Mary E. Bradford, Emma K. Lipping
Sir J. W. Wellington, Sir Allen
Slaten, Sir Thomas Allen.
Friday, 4:30 p. m., there will be a
parade of Sir Knights and daughters,
maids and pages, through the prin
cipal streets of the city, headed by
the Institute band.
Friday Evening.
8:00 p. m.—An installation of grand
officers at Woodman hall, corner
Sixth and Main streets, with music
by one of Keokuk's leading orches
tras.
The committee in charge is com
posed of Adelia Wilson, Imogene Wil
son, G. E. Caldwell, Mote Davis,
Henry Reynolds.
Plans for Sermon^
The International Order'of Twelve
which is in session at'the hall on
Twelfth and Johnson, toight will lis
ten to the annual sermon at Dr. Helm's
church on Fourteenth and Exchange
streets. Rev. Dr. \V. M. Bates of Des
Moines will preach the sermon, and
a large crowd is anticipated.
Cain White, the enterprising sex
ton of the church, has spared no pains
in decorating it for the occasion. He
has spaced the seating capaity so
that six hundred people can be com
fortably seated. Several of the lodge
Snottos have been made by Mr. White
fend adorn the altar. Dr. Helm is a
member of this order and has done
1* all he could to make it a gala night at
Pilgrim's Rest church. A cordial wel
come is extended to the public to at
tend this special occasion. A reception
•will be held after the sermon in the
reception room.
I New Yorkers practice another kind
tf preparedness. Eijtht thousand pri
vate citizens have taken out permits
to carry concealed weapons.
ASK FOR and GET
HORLICK'S
the original
MALTED MILK
Cksa? ssibsUlutas oast TOO asm* price.
MOTHER IS DEMI
Mrs. L. T. Dickinson, Mother of Mrs.
George Colllngwood Tucker,
WI
-rw Passed Away Monday
'Vj?
in Chattanooga. ..
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SHE HAD VISITED HERE
S »7,'
Mrs. Tucker Was at Her Bedside
When She Died, Having Been.,
Called There Two 8|
Weeks Ago.',i.
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Mrs. L. T. Dickinson of Chattan
ooga, Tenn., mother of Mrs. George
Colllngwood Tucker of this city, died
Monday afternobn at her home there.
Mrs. Tucker has been in Chattanooga
for the last two weeks, having been
called there bythe Illness of her
mother. A telegram was received
here stating thfct Mrs. Dickinson had
passed aiway at five o'clock Monday
evening.
Funeral arrangements ^SareS^not
known at this time, but it Is presumed
that burial will .be at Chattanooga.
Wra.
Dickinson visited in Keokuk
several times and made many friends
during these visits, who will be sorry
to learn of her* passing and who will
extend to Mrs.,Tucker their Bincerest
sympathies. MJ*s. Dickinson was one
of the typical southern women who
has endeared hfersel* to everyone who
knew her and the sympathy of all lof
the friends of the family will be ex
tended to the bereaved members.
Hllpert vs. Hilpert Going to District
Court After Record ls_
I
The case of Hilpert vs. Hilpert was
taken from the jury and pent to the
district court by J. A. Whetstone, Jus
tice of the peace, yesterday afternoon,
when the defense raised the question
of title. The justice held that this
was a question for the dlr.trict court
and discharged the jury. The plain
tiff in the case introduced a condi
tional deed and ante-nuptial contract,
and then withdrew them. The de
fendant then introduced the record,
and the court ruled that the ques
tion was one for a Court of higher
jurisdiction to hear, and terminated
the hearing in his court.
Drive Them out.
John A. Sleicher, in Leslie's: We are
devoting much time to the considera
tion of worklngmen's compensation,
insurance and welfare legislation, all
of which is very proper, but who will
insure the business man against the
uncertainties of business?
He must rely not on legislation for
his personal benefit, but on the pro
tection that every government should
give—and every government does
give—to its business men, its captains
of Industry, its builders of railroads,
and °f great industrial corporations.
Unfortunately, in this country the
past decade the government's attitude
toward business and especially big
business, has been so unfriendly that
one-sixth of the railroads- of the
country have fallen Into the hanJs of
receivers and railroad building has al
most ceased in a country where It Is
greatly needed.
Our ships have been driven from
the seas and an embargo placed upon
the investment of capital in new enter
prises. Instead of giving stability and
encouragement to business, state and
national legislators have been handl-
FEW RAIN DROPS
JTJST TO SHJOW
IT COULD RAIN
A few drops of rain which fell
yesterday afternoon and an ad
ditional drop or two which pat
tered on the tree leaves last
night has revived hope that J.
Pluvius isn't wholly a rank de
serter. That it still can rain
was demonstrated when there
was quite a spattering of drops
on the sidewalk about four
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The
common greeting about that
time was, "I'm willing to get
wet, aren't you." The alleged
shower continued off and on,
mostly off, for a few minutes.
Again last night there were a
few drops tipped over out of a
passing sky water wagon, but
nothing serious enough to cause
a rush on the rain coat and um
brella bargain counter.
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In 8plte of Handicap of Cold Spring,
Roadside Beauties Are
I
N0w-
The late summer and early fall
flowers which race the roadsides in
this vicinity ire blooming earlier
than usual this year. In spite of the
handicap of a cold spring, the flowers
are putting forth blossoms, now, near
ly two weeks ahead of schedule. The
black-eyed Susans, horse mint, purple
an£ white asters which usually bloom
the middle' of August, are in full
bloom now. Golden rod will be lu
bloom by the middle of this month
and other fall flowers will be a fort
night early. This points to an early
fall, and perhaps a long spell of In
dian sunimer, according to the home
weather prophets.
TITLE QUESTION
RAISED IN CASE
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Mm
LATE SUMMER
FLOWERS BLOOM
I 7$
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Famous Old Tralis Found
Those Leading in and Oat
of Nauvoo are Among the
Most Interesting Ones.
H. S. Salisbury writing on the
above subject in the Carthage Re
publican has the following about trails
leading to or from Nauvoo:
One of the principal trails of Han
cock county was the Conmerce and
Rushville state road. It extends from
Old Commerce, now a art of- Nau
voo on the Mississippi liver, at the
head of the rapids, diagonally across
Hancock county through Carthage to
Plymouth and thence across Schuyler
country through Rushville to Beards
town on the Illinois river, being al
most on a line from Nauvoo to
Beardstown. On the removal of the,
state capital to Springfield the stage
road took this trail from Springfield
to the Mississippi river and the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad follows near
this old trail from Springfield to
Beardstown, its present western ter
minus.
Isham Gillam Davidson, grand
father of I. C. Davidsoa, present
postmaster of Carthage, Illinois, drove
the stage from Springfield to Beards
town on this trail.
The stage coach made regular trips
over this trail from Springfield to
Nauvoo, and I have heard old settlers
tell of seeing the cosfch appear at
the edge of the clearing at Plymouth,
the driver whipped up his four-horse
team for the grand entry while the
man beside him winded a born, and
the Inhabitants of the little group of
log cabins gathered in front of the
tavern to hear the latest news from
Springfield. I get this by direct tra
dition, as my grandfather, W. Jenkins
Salisbury, was a pioneer blacksmith
of Plymouth, and my father,' D. C.
Salisbury, was born there in 1841.
From Carthage te Long Creek the
trail is easily traced across the land
of W. O. Kunkle and George Aleshire,
the present road following the old member of the state legislature.
capping it in every "ay and regulating
it to death.
It Is easy to see that when a rail
road goes into bankruptcy it can have
little to expend for improvements, ad
ditions and new construction, and that
when a great industry is paralysed, its
doors are closed, not only on the em
ployer but on the employe.
The capital of the employer may be
left idle and without Its customary re
turn. but the capital of the workman,
which is his labor, also goes unre
warded. When the pay envelope-is
no longer passed out rugularly the
dinner pail ceases to be full.
The disturbing demagogue who
would array labor against capital
should be driven out of every commu
nity. Give him a short shrift.
It Is not generally known that An
drew Carnegie's first successful in
vestment was made in connection
with the introduction of il^eping-cars.
On this venture he made a profit of
over $200,000. realized practically
without capital.
Historic Battle Flag.
Among the battle flags carried by
Iowa regiments during the civil war
which are now in the possession of
THE DAILY GATE CITY
Why has the Chicago Board of Health issued orders
that all milk sold must be Pastuerized? Because scien
tific research and experiments have proven it to be a
Safe Milk to use and that at this time the dangers
from Raw Milk are too great to allow its use.
Our method of Pasteurizing -Milk positively kills all
disease carrying germs and renders our milk the food
Nature intended it to be, and not a menace to health.
Don't pass this by as an advertisement It is a great
truth which may mean much to the continued health
of your family.
We ask you not only to take our word for these as
sertions, but get the latest reports from the govern
ment on "Food Value of Milk also articles in the
leading periodicals and convince yourselves of the
safety in using Pasteurized Milk.
I We are spending hundreds of dollars to give Keo­
Over tri Hancock County
trail down the hill to the creek and
for some distance along it. The road
also follows the old trail at the little
creek near Nauvoo. On the north
west quarter of section 20 in Rock
Creek township, a hoube recently
owned by Emil Coeur stands parallel
with the old trail and while survey
ing land I bave noted many of the
overgrown trenches and gullies that
mark the old trail from Nauvoo to
Beardstown and to the ancient town
of Frederick on the Illinois river, this
side of Beardstown. This trail may
have been used by some of the In
dians on their journeys to the "dark
and bloody" grounds of Kentucky.
Almost the only good records of
the pioneer trails are the physical"
traces. Very few documentary rec
ords were made until the land own
ers began to ask to have the roads
run at right angles around their
farms. In June, 1856, Warren Miller
was ordered to survey a new route
for that part of the Commerce and
Rushville state i"oad extending from
Rock Creek township to Nauvoo, and
the road was changed to run west
directly from section 39, in Rock
Creek township to Sonora landing on
the Mississippi, and thence up the
shore to'Nauvoo.
The mounds on which this group
of Indians built their teepees are still
to be seen oil. tJie south side of the
road across section 30, near the cen
ter of the section on the high ridge
along the old trail from Fountain
Green to Nauvoo.
In an early day Warsaw was the
chief market of the county, as there
was no railroad, and steamboat traf
fic headed there.
Pioneers of Fountain Green pre
pared pork for this markat and were
obliged to throw away the excess of
spare ribs, pork chops, etc., as the
hams, bacon and shoulders only, were
marketable the bams brining at
one time two and one-half cents per
pound, payable partly in money and
partly in calico, hardware, whisky,
etc., many of our early pioiieerS being
great believers in the efficacy of al
cohol.
If you will examine a road map of
Hancock and Schuyler counties, you
can see many places where the old
trail is still in use, as for Instance,
the road northwest of Plymouth from
corner to corner of section 25, the
road crossing Brunce's Creek in that
section: In the northwest corner of Chicago at that time.
St. Mary's township and the south-1 In 1843 Abraham Lincoln of Poun
east corner of Carthage township tain Green and William Smith of
and the crossing of Prairie Creek
southeast of Carthage.
Nauvoo was the only prohibition
city in the state and in 1844 was the
largest city ifc Illinois, and a uni
versity town, being twice as large as
Nauvoo were authorized to view a
road from Ramus to Nauvoo. This
Abraham was a cousin of President
Lincoln and William Smith was a
brother of Joseph Smith, and was a
the State Historical society of Iowa
is the first flag of the Second Iowa
infantry. This regiment was station
ed in St. Louis during the winter of
1861-1862, and because of a breach
of discipline on the part of a few of
the men the whole regiment was
ordered to march through .he streets
of St. Louis without music and with
the regimental flag furled, when it was
embarking for Fort Donnelson. Gov
ernor Kirkwood of Iowa protested
vigorously against this order which
he considered very unjuu. 1 i?er,
when Fort Donnelson had been cap
tured, he wrote as follows to the gen
eral who had issued the order:
"The flag that our Second regiment
could not carry open through the
streets of St. Louis they did carry
proudly through the storm of battle
at Fort Donnelson and planted first
of all others on the entrenchments of
that stronghold. It now hangs over
the chair of the speaker of the house
of representatives and will soon be
deposited among the most sacred
treasures of our state in our State
Historical society."
If you pay as you go. you seldom
exceed the speed limit.
5
Oiir Milk is PURE and SWEET—is Yours?
"THERE'S A DIFFERENCE"
SANITARY DAIRY PRODUCTS CO.
30 SOUTH FOURTH STREET
GATE
CI!
Prof. W. F. Handschln, state leader
of the county agricultural agents, from
the University of Illinois, met with
the directors and, executive committee
of the Hancock County Soil Improve
ment association at Carthage Friday
afternoon, to discuss the various sub
jects pertaining to the work of the as
sociation. The. meeting waa very well
attended, about twenty townships b«
lng represented. A number of sub
jects were talked oyer and much, bene
fit derived from the meeting.
Townsman George W. Klrlepairlck
is happy in spite of the dry weather.
He has had tile laid all through his
garden a foot deep. The tile Is placed
every rod and on a level. The lower
ends are stopped up the upper ends
have an elbow, and in these the wa
ter Is pumped aJbodt twice a week.
This water gradually seeps through
Into the ground, and the garden Is
doing well. Mr. Klrkpatiick says that
so far as his Individual /garden la
concerned he wouldn't give a cent tor
rain at this time.
Probate News In Haneock.
In the estate of Samuel Long, Re
port of William H. Long and James A!
Long, executors filed, showing amount
received from sale of nH of of
ne% or section 9 and east-30 acres of
ne^4 of nwf*4 of section 9 In tp. 4 N.
R. 5 W. to George F. Homberger,
guardian of Zenith Homberger, 111,
500 and from sale of ne% of
CARTHAGE. ILL. AUG. 2.
nw%
of
section 9 except east 30 acres and 16
acres to George P. Homberger at
95,300, total from sale of real estate
belonging to estate of 916,800.
Also report receipts from rents and
Interest collected, together with
amount received from sale of land ag
gregating $18,644.
And report amount paid oat In
course of administration the sum of
$666.48, leaving a balance of $17,878.02
subject to distribution among the
heiro.
Report approved, and distribution
ordered to be made by the executors
to the following:
To 'William H. Long, one-seventh,
$2,554.01.
To James A. Long, one-seventh,
$2,554.01.
To Ambrose D. Long, one-seventh,
$2,554.01.
To Margaret B. McGuln, one-seventh
$2,554.01.
To Mariah EI Kllpper, one-seventh,
$2,554.01.
To Laura EX Johnson, one-seventh,
$2,554.01.
To Fred Grafton, one-fourteenth,
$1277,01.
To Ray Grafton, one-fourteenth,
*1277.01.
In the estate of John Relter, proof
made and order finding heirship, And
ing Sarah Relter the widow and Ce
cilia Couer, Emmallne Horn ma, James
Relter, John Reiter Frank Reiter Ed
ward Relter children as sole heirs at
law. Proof of will made «^on the
oath of R. R. Wallace and H. M. Elder
witnesses. Order admitting will to
probate and record entered.
In the estate of Emily Tyner, peti
tion of William E. Lyon and George
W. Rhea, for grant of administration
filed representing that one of the ex
ecutors named in the will has resign
ed and that they being the remaining
executors are willing to accept the
duties of executors, that deceased left
real estate of the value
ot
about $2,-
750 and personal estate of the value
of about $8,600. Pray the court to is
sue letters testamentary to them joint
ly. Letters issued, bond in the sum
of $22,700 filed and approved and oath
subscribed.
In the estate
at
Henry T. Pitt, order!
entered authorising Fired Salm Jr. as
kuk what we believe to- be a necessity. Will
prove to us that Keokuk wants a modern plant
the scientific handling of milk which should be
National Drink of America.
Mr. Kinnamon, .who has charge, is giving you the re
sults of fifteen years study and experiments. He
would be glad at any time to have you call and allow,
him to explain our systems and methods of handling
the milk. fvi
Our white wagons pass your door ori their regular,
trips and will be glad to stop for you. We have a
Special Order wagon to make afternoon deliveries.
We especially recommend our Butter, churned daily
at our plant and if your Grocer does not have it, we
will be glad to fill your order.
Phone 666 and be convinced we can deliver .what we
claim. '-r
the executor of the last will and testa
ment, to Investigate, by personal visit
and Inquiry Into the affairs and condi
tion of the estate of Reheat Pitt, who
died intestate in the year 1910 at Juno
tion, Piute county, Utah, and that he
be allowed the expenses of his visit to
be taxed ae costs.
In the estate of L. B. Garvin, claim
filed by Wllliam S, Black for $300 and
Interest allowed at $310.26.
In the estate of Ell N. Lincoln, no*
tice filed by Clifford W. Warner as ex
ecutor, fixing the first Monday In Oc
tober, as the adjustment time.
In the matter of Gladys Drake, de
pendent qhlld order entered appoint
ing Rev. Procop Neuzil, superintend
ent of lisle Industrial school for Girls
at Lisle, 111., guardian, and directing
the payment by Hancock county of the
sum of $15 per month beginning July
29, 1916. Ordered that commitment
Issue to- Mrs. J. H. Helms, directing
that she convey child to home.
In the matter of Ira Drake, aged 16
years. Order entered finding that he
Is Incorrigible and a delinquent child
and is committed to the case of Gen
eva training school. Further orders
that Carrie S. O'Connor, superintend
ent of said schools be appointed Jilt
guardian and that Mrs. J. H. Helms be
given the commitment.
In the estate of Annie R. Campbell,
proof of will made upon the oath of C.
H- Ingraham and J. R. Booth, subscrib
ing witnesses. Order admitting to
probate and record entered. Letters
issued to John A. Campbell aa execu
tor. Oath subscribed, and bond in
sum of $200 apporved.
In the estate of Phebe A: Johnson,
order entered approving the report of
John W. Williams as administrator
collected rents on dower land amount
ing to $2,131.36 and is entitled to cred
it for $186.43, leaving $1,944.93, one
fourth of which are proper assets ot
estate and the other three-fourths
should be paid to John H. Hugas, an
executor and trustee, of estate of Ben
jamin F. Johnson.
In the matter of Ollie Morris, Insane
Order entered directing EX. L. Hill,
managing officer of the Central Illinois
state hospital at Jacksonville, to par.
ole patient to the care and custody of
his brother, George Morris.
In the estate of Elizabeth Guthrie.
Sale bill of personal property amount
ing to $53.14 approved and order en
tered directing W. J. Dichey as ad
ministrator to expend the sum of $50
for monument.
In the estate of Ahimaaz Puntnney.
Report of William L. Puntnney and
Iowa B. Marshall, executors, of their
acts from date of their appointment
on May 11, 1915, to June 24, 1916.
Court finds from report that executors
hre charged with personal assets, am
ounting to $1,968.87 and entitled to
credit with disbursements made to
the widow and to William L. FJunt
nney and all debts and funeral ex
penses and costs amounting to $1,
968,87. Order approving report and
striking from docket entered.
In the matter of guardianship upon
the petition of Bessie Priva and
Fredia Wilcox, for the appointment of
Lewis M. Myers guardian for Louella
Mi. Jones, Noble W. Jones and Bulah
L. Jones, minors and heirs of John A.
Jones and Nellie Jones. Order enter
ed finding wards are entitled to their
Interest in an insurance policy of
$1,000, and appointing Lewis M. Myers
guardian for that purpose.
In the estate of Tillle Haessig, final
report of Jacob Haessig, administrat
or, filed showing all debts, claims,
costs and expenses paid, that no one
has any interest In estate excepting
Jacob Haessig. Report approved and
administrator discharged.
"WEDNESDAY, AUG. 2,1916
In the estate of Amber son Beaton,
petition and order to sell personal
property consisting of one old watch,
valued aft about fS, ffled. Proof and
order finding heirship entered, where
in the court finds that Dora McLaren,
-Hazel Ctttwart% Lewis Seaton, Man
ning Beaton, Washington Seatoa,
George W. Beaton and Elmer Seatoi*
are the sole and only heirs at law.
Htelrs of Catherine Doty to Mary G.
•Brans, deed, 91,800k Lot 6, block 10.
Basco.
Heirs
ot
Samuel Long, to Zenith
Homberger deed, $12,250. of w%
of ne^4 section 9, 80 acres part nw^4
sec.
Heirs of Samuel
ijoag
to George F.
Homberger, deed, $4,550. 25 acres
part nwK of section M-5.
County clerk to William H. Smith,
tax doeL $1. Lota 12 and 18 In block
10, Reeves-Efcirkee and Stafford addi
tion, Hamilton.
John J. Nagel to Jennie V. Worthen,
deed, $1. Lot 3, block S. Ralston's ad
dition Warsaw. Lot 8, block 2S, War-
Victoria !A. Thompson to Clyde I.
Groves, deed, $2,200. North half of lot
6 in block 14, Plymouth.
John Scott to John Nnssman, deed,
$1. Lot B, block 5, Scott's addition
Plymouth.
John H. Hvngate to James A. Fort
ney, deed. $25. Cemetery lot.!
John H. Hungate to John A. Camp
bell, deed, $25. Cemeterjr lot
Luclnda Wright to Everett F.' Points
deed, $2,M0. Part lot l»ln block 4, ol
Hooker's addition Carthage.
THE REVIVAL
OF A MYTH
RfcpoKed Abroad That Pennsylvania
WIH Enter Fort Madison Al
most Improbable.
Ftort Madison Cfem City: Fort Mad
I
son has always iiad aspirations. Some
of them have reached a point where
they may be regarded as a failing.
Some of those failings have been long
pronounced. One of them has been
in existence for years and although
time has proven that they are th9
impossible still they crop up in ru
mors occasionally. One of them was
revived and given rebirth Thursday.
It was the old. rumor that the Pennsyl
vania railroad would some day enter
Fort Madison.
There is a bit of history connected
with the exlstance of this rumor. It
was born back in the 80's when the
Santa: Fe first staked out its right ol
way throughl Fort Madison. Then
It was that some dopester, told the
public of Fort Madison, that it was
not the Santa Fe but the Pennsylvania
railroad that was building the lin«
and that Fort Madison would be lo
cated on the' only transcontinental
railroad from coast tr* coast. Tims
proved the dope ae untrue.
About four years ago, a Keokuk
paper ran a story stating that th«
Pennsylvania was seeking an en
trance into that city. A local reportei
chaffing under a newsless dayaftei
chewing bis pencil for several minutes
formed a plan. Why not apply th«
story to Fort Madison. Did not Fori
Madison have the dope first. He re
vived the story and although it was
plain bunk it got across.
•Keokuk got Its Pennsylvania, thai
Is in another form, but it was noi
a movement that probably prompted
the article. The Pennsylvania pur
chased
te
half interest In the T. P.
and St. L. Ry., which hits Keokuk.
Fort Madison will never note th«
entrance of the Pennsylvania route to
to its confines. The road now hat
four outlets to the west. They an
through Chicago and St. Louis, th
railroad entering under its own
tracks Into both cities. Through th«
part ownership of the T. P. and St
L. to Keokuk and the T. P. and WI
Into Burlington, it is hardly probable
that the railroad will seek anothei
outlet to the west. It has three to*

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