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Dscidea Two to Oho Yiittr
day Afternoon to Postpone
llatter for Present,
tokuk Quarry A Construction Co.,
Co. Have
and Cameron, Joyce
ft contracts for Other
street World
Franklin street will not be paved
ftiR year.
ffX resolution postponing the
gjrovement was Introduced Into
lebtmcil yesterday morning with Mayor
?fiofton voting "yea." Commissioner
tgickey, however, offered a substitute
the 'effect that th# motion for the
'Adoption of the resolution be laid on
rtfc tablei and this was carried, when
,he and Commissioner Hllpert voted
•veg against Lofton's "no" but in the
afternoon when a second resolution
'irss introduced postponing the' im
movement for one year and rejecting
^Se bids for the work. Commissioner
Ifopert voted with Mayor Lofton and
(he resolution carried over Commis
goner Hickey's "no."
bWs made by contractors for the
balance of the paving ordered by the
city were accepted and contracts en
tered into with th« lowest bidders.
?Separate bids were made for each
iatreet to be improved and the winning
fttddera were the Keokuk Quarry &
Instruction Co., and Cameron. Joyce
t^The Keokuk Quarry A Construction
Qi, have been awarded the contract
'jffat the paving and curbing with con
crete of the following parts of streets:
CSouth Tenth street from the south
nine of Johnson street to the north
?Hne of Palean street
North Sixteenth street from the
'north line of Franklin street to the
south line of Orleans avenue.
south Sixteenth street from the
south line of Main street to the north
I ^|ine of Exchange street.
Nqrth Sixteenth street from the
Cnorth line of Main street tor the south
'line of High street.
Cameron, Joyce ft Co., have the con
tract for the paving with concrete of
'the following streets:
South Eighth street from the south
line of Johnson street to the north
line of Palean street
a South Eighteenth street from the
south line of Main street to the north
•?llne of Carroll street
Bids were received, from J. B. Mc
Auley, Galesburg Burlington Con
struction Co., Rees Bros, and Biff ft
Sons of Quincy and the two winning
Keokuk bidders.
Bids from both winning contractors
for the curbing on all the streets in
question was an even 39 cents per
lineal yard.
For the paving on South Eighth
^street Cameron, Joyce A* Co. bid 91.30
-per square yard and for paving on
South Eighteenth street, 91.34 per
square yard.
The winning bids of the Keokuk
and Construction Co. were as
South Tenth, street, 91.30Mi.
South Sixteenth street, 91.32.*
North Sixteenth street from Main
street to High street, 91.32%.
North Sixteenth street from Frank
,pli& street to Orleans avenue, 91.34%.
Local Troopera Who Are Spending
Acrose River Are Re-
if eelvlng Instruction.
The boy scouts are learning a
treat deal at camp. While other
boys' camps have reported as "having
lots of fun," this camp la an out
door school. The boy scout camp on
the Illinois aide above Warsaw, is
one great auocess, the boys are be
tag taught by men of experience.
Scoutmasters 'Ailing and Marsh are
daily teaching the boys swimming,
artificial respiration, cooking, knot
tying and signaling with both
semaphore and wlgwa«* codes they
are taking hikes dally and learn to
track and know different wild plants
and trees also learn map making
and reading. Of course, they aren't
"driven to It" from reveille to tape,
because they have times for tun as
veil and the caxnpflre meetings
ere enjoyed by all, where singing,
dancing, etory telling and all sorts
of fun is to be had. At night the
camp has a chance t*4 go up to the
top of the adjoining hill and receive
a lesson in star study, many scouts
can already tell time by the stars
and find two or more constellations.
This camp with all Its natural aids to
scout-lore is a beautiful place. Last
year one boy who 'had the sand in
him, started as a candidate and came
out as a first class scout, covering
all the requirements of the tenderfoot,
Could Hardly Walk
Tlrom Berger, Missouri, word cornea from Mrs.
She says: "I had alwaya been a very healthy woman until my_se
enth -child was born. When my baby was six weeks olT ..
hardly walk. I Buffered. dlsainesa In my head when
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 2.—Six
nunared and ninety women who voted
In the recent special election on the
Issuing of 9260,000 In bonds for five
graded school buildings in Iowa City
didn't spoil one of their ballots. The
men, who cast 990 ballotB, had fifty
one votes disallowed by the judges.
D®8 MOINES, Iowa, Aug, 2.—A
910,000 contract for grading the capt
tol grounds has been let by the state
executive council.
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa, Aug. 2.—
Evildoers fare badly when haled be
fore Judge Dunham of Manhester. He
sentenced M. A. Bristaun, aged 25, to
the reformatory at Anamosa for a
period not exceeding thirty years.
Bristaun shot Miss Blanche' Morariei
aged sixteen, of Perry, three times on
June 19, and then attempted to kill
himself. Neither was seriously in
DBS MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 2.—Gov
ernor George W. Clarke granted com'
mutation of the life sentence now be
ing served by William O'Toole of Sac
City, for killing bis wife, to a period
of fifty years. He has served time In
the 'Anamosa prison since February S,
1895, but if he earns his good time,
the law permits him to leave after
serving twenty-six years and three
months. O'Toole* killed his wife with
an axe.
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 2—R. D.
Klmm, assistant cashier of the Com
mercial Savings bank, has been ap
pointed cashier of the Benton Coun
ty State bank at Blalrstown,.-
CHEROKEE, Iowa, Aug. £.—^George
Turner, a painter, residing here( has
recelveid word that he Is heir to* one
half the fortune left by an uncle. His
share 1b Bald to amount to 9150,000.
A cousin living in the east is the
other heir.
DBS MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 2.—Mayor
John Mac Vicar, haled as a 'liberal"
during the recent, city election cam
paign, will deliver a sermon at Grace
Methodist church next Sunday. Al
though he hasn't his subject well in
mind, the city's head executive opines
he will talk on law enforcement.
IOWA iFAIiLS, Iowa, Aug. 2.—Ea
rner, the ten year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Wright, is dead, the re
sult of a collision with an automobile
While riding
second class and first class examina
Camp will break rap Saturday and
no boy or his parents will regret his
having been there.'
Mrs. Laura iHaneock Is Made Chair
man Preaa Committee of County
W. C. T, U. Organization.
The session yesterday of the coun
ty W. C. T. U. which was held at
Fort Madison proved one of the busy
sessions of the day. Officers were
elected and Mrs. Laura, Hancook of
this city was chosen heed of tne
prees committee.
The morning was given over most
ly to the conducting at business af
fairs the mintues of the last meeting,
held in 1912 at Donnellson, were read
•by the secretary, Mrs. Alice Scttuers
of Donnellson, who was the only
out of town delegate at the morning
session. After the reading of the
minutes, the following county officers
were elected t« head the county W.
for the ensuing year:
President—(Mrs. Amy Peoples. Fort
Vice president—Mrs. Serin* MsrsH,
^Recording secretary Mrs. Alice
Schuers, Donnellson.
Corresponding secretary Mrs.
Julia Lauther, Fort Madison.
Treasurer—Mrs. Minnie Copper,
Fort Med11*"*1
County superintendent of the loyal
Temperance Legion—Mrs.
stand on my feet just aa if I would faint away^.. ,,
Cardoseftic and Black-Dbat-okt and. have never had any symp
toma of it again. I certainly will praise CAaow.. in
think it aaved my life." T^ere we thousands ofveak, wonw
thia country who could be helped Ilka Mrs. Greener, wiu
don't you try It for your case?
trsED 40
"Aug- 2.—'Rev. D. P.
has resigned as financial sec
»»Iowa college and will ac
of Paulina Congre­
gational church in Chicago, Septem
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IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 2.—The
Iowa City Congregational church was
fifty years old Monday, July 31 and
the celebration of the golden anniver
sary was held Sunday and Monday.'
bicycle. It
the boy was overcome by the heat
while riding his wheel and lost con
trol of the same.
DBS MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 2.—The
Iowa state suffrage convention is an-
Adams, Fort Madison.
County superintendent of literary
and press department—Mrs. L«ura
Hancock, Keokuk.
Superintendent of franchise—Mrs.
Dewey Sawyer.
Superintendent of flower missions
iMiss Alice Stewart, Fort Madison.
Superintendent of Sunday school
work—Mrs. Curtis, Montrose.
Superintendent of oonteBt work—
Mrs. March, Fort Madison.
Chicago Evening Post: General
Haig seems to be.a pretty good ad
vance agent
The Woman's Tonic
nounced for September 19, 20 and 21.
at Waterloo.
QUINCY, 111., Aug. 2.—Members of
the police department and sheriffs
office admitted Tuesday night that
they were completely baffled by the
mystery surrounding the death of
Michael Gurn, the aged fisherman
"who was found dead in his cabin near
the Bllckhan lpe house on the upper
bay Tuesday morning with a bullet
hole in his head. EJvery Indication
pointed to the fact that the aged man
had been murdered, but so far not a
single clue ha's been found that might
lead to the perpetrator of the crime.
Neither has a motive for the crime
been found.
WihUTHALL, 111. Aug. 2. One hun
dred members of the Illinois Horti
cultural society met in annual sum
mer session yesterday, guests of A. L.
McClay, at the McClay 1,COO-acre or
chard, and discussed farm tractors
and spraying. Senator Dunlap, Pro
fessor Flint of the University of Ill
inois and A. L. McClay were the
principal speakers.
HE3RRIN, 111., Aug. 2.—In a pay day
-fight at the Weaver mine last night,
Tony Bernardo cut and killed Felix
Fontanla. As a dozen or more wit
nesses rushed to care for the dying
man, Barnardo escaped.
£'u $
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 2.—Postal
receipts of the St. Louis office in
creased 926,993.03 during July in com
parison with the same month of 1915.
(Last month's receipts totaled 9414,
343.78, as against 9387,350,7J5 f^_|he
same month last year.
RICHMOND, Mo., Aug. 2.—Walter
T. Shoop, candidate for democratic
presidential elector from the third
congressional district and vice presi
dent of the Missouri Retail Hardware
Dealers' association, died yesterday
after an illness of several months. He
was 62 years old. He was formerly
mayor of Richmond.
—For the thirteenth time, twelve
times without opposition Jn his own
party, Speaker "Champ" Clark was
nominated for congress by the demo
crats of this district yesterday. The
first time he was elected he defeated
Congressman R. H. Norton of Troy,'
and since then has, had no opposition
In bis party.
ST. LOUIS* Mo., Aug. 2.—Enraged
because she insisted upon using an
ordinary flatiron after he had pur
chased a new electric Iron, Henry
Winters, 55 years old, a wealthy re
tired farmer near Colllnsville, shot
and killed his wife, Caroline, 48, and
then killed himself In their home yes
Dirt and Sand Carried Into Ear With
Water, Frequent Cause
of Trouble.
People who are fond of swimming
should wear rubber ear stops and
learn to breathe correctly whil3 in
the water, if they would avoid *ar
trouble, according to the eye, ear,
nose and throat doctora. Every year
during a spell of hot weather numer
ous cases of ear trouble arise among
the swimmers, they say.
Entrance of water into the ear Is
a frequent cause of trouble. Dirt and
sand are carried in with the water
and produce pain. The water loosens
the wax of the ear and causes it to
hit the ear drum, giving a roaring
Instead of taking proper methods
to get the water and wax out, people
try to relieve the condition by a
toothpick or a hairpin. Many compli
cations arise from this treatment, the
doctors say.
Recently one doctor was approach
ed by a man who complained of being
deaf In his right ear. The doctor
looked into it and saw it was full
of sand. It required nearly-half an
hour to remove the soil doposit Upon
being questioned the patient informed
the doctor that he had been diving
at a lake and had struck bottom on
the side of his head. He had brushed
the sand away from the outer part of
the ear, but did not realize that the
Interior cavity was filled.
Improper breathing often allows
sand and dirt to get into the eustach
ian tubes, and It then gets into the
ear. The fact that the sand has en
tered the ear from interial passages
prevents the swimmer from knowing
what is wrong with his ear.
Already Half of Million and
Production Has Been
Burned Up.
Iowa has already lost half of its
eitimated ?1,500,000 potato crop, sa
a report from Des Molnea. The hot
weather has burned them and the
crop will not reach 60 percent com
pared with 97 percent estimated by
Geo. M. Chappel, United States
weather bureau expert,
July 1.
The potatoes in Iowa are practical
ly ruined and if the heat wave keeps
up much longer, they can't hold out.
Fnjlt and berries are far below the
a vera re yield.
A week more of combined hot
weather or even a tew days ac
companied by hot winds will damage
the state corn crop millions qt dol
The greatest loes will be potatoes.
Thar an shdveled aai burned to the
r' .. '-.l»Sii
CHARLESTON, Mo.. Aug. 2.—Work
on the drainage canal to connect Big
Lake with Stoepards Lake, reclaiming
hundreds of acres in Mississippi coun
ty, has been begun. The canal Is be
ing blasted out with dynamite.
jj r,,
ground. Small underslzel potatoes
will be the result If the weather con
State Board of Control Member Sug
gest* Fifth Institution ia
Col. J. H. McConlogUe, member of
the state board of control yesterday
reported that the insane hospitals of
rowa are filled practically to capacity
and that the time has arrived when
the state must consider the establish
ment of a fifth hospital.
Colonel McConlogue spent last week
To Make Up Her Mind for
Surgical Operation. SheRe
fused Cured by LydiaE.
Pinkham's Vegetable
Philadelphia, Pa.—"One year ago I
was very sick and I suffered with pains
in my side and back
until I nearly went
crazy. I went to
differentdoctora and
they all said I had
female trouble and
would not get any
relief until I would
be operated on. I
had suffered for four
years before this
time, but I kept get
ting worse the more
medicine I took. Every month since I
waa a young girl I had suffered with
cramps in my sides at periods and was
never regular. I saw your advertise
ment in the newspaper and the picture
of a woman who had been saved from
an operation and this picture was im
pressed on my mind. The doctor had
given me only two more days to make
up my mind so I sent my husband to the
drag store at once for a bottle of Lydia
E-Prnkham's Vegetable Compound, and
believe me, I only took four doses be
fore I felt a change and when 1 had fin
ished tiie third bottle I waa cored and
never felt better. I grant you the priv
ilege to publish my letter and am only
too gimi to let other women know of my
core?'—Mrs. Taoa. McGokkuu* 848Z
HartrfQe Street, Pb&a*
Call or Write for Demonstration
Show Room and
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on a
TF you desire to drive a Cadillac Eight this year you
•N- should act now. The number of these cars we
can still obtain is very few.
when you get your Cadillac Eight you know there is no better.
Over thirty-five thousand of these now in use proves them as no other:
high grade car is proved/
There have been no radical changes since the first Eight Cylinder
Cadillac was brought out. Never was a design proved more correct at
the start nor more copied than the Cadillac Eight
You will not suffer undue depreciation on your Cadillac Eight.
There is no possibility of a drop in price at this time when the cost of
..ivjJ: material is still causing many makes to advance. Such ,has not been
the history of the Cadillac.
The Cadillac is backed by an exclusively Cadillac Service station'.
complete stock of parts and equipment carried in stock for all
models of the Cadillac we have ever sold. This insures you daily opeiS
ation of your car at all times.
^:^So,-why take chances of being disappointed in something else when
you can see the evidence all around you of the [satisfaction in owning
a Qadillac.
Special values in rebuilt Cadillacs just now.
inspecting the Insane hospitals. He must be under state supervision. The
found them in good shape but crowd
ed. Ait the Clarinda. Insane hospital
twenty-four patients were received
during the thirty days prior to July
25. Of this number twenty-two were
men and two were women., This Is
contrary to the rule that six men go
crazy to every five women who be
come mentally unbalanced, establlab
ed by the records of the Iowa institu
"Iowa must soon consider another
insane hospital," said Colonel McCon
logue. "As the four hospitals now
In operation are In the four corners
of the state, I presume the fifth one
should be centrally located.
"If the psychopath!® hospital Is es
tablished at the state university by
the next general assembly, it may re
lieve the strain of the present Insane
hospitals somewhat so that it would
not be necessary to establish a fifth
one for a number of years."
Chief of Department of Geology
State University Working in
Lee County.
Dr. G. F. Kay, chief of the depart
ment «t geology
the university of
Iowa and Iowa state geologist, accom
panied by Arthur Dewey, post grad
uate In that
has eome to Lee
county to enter Into research in south
eastern Iowa, with the hopes of de
termining the effects of .pleistocene
period throughout this section of the
The pleistocene period, better
known to the lay mind as the glacial
period, la supposed to have existed
thousands of years ago, when large
part of North America and Europe
were covered with ice and during
which the climates were frigid.
Dr. Kay and his companion expect
to make some excellent discoveries in
this vicinity growing out of the glacial
conditions and tney Intend to spend
a month or more-in their work.
The location of moraines growing
out of glacial formations Is stated to
exist In many places In this section.
No generally accepted explanation of
the unusual cold of the glacial period
has ever been given but the changes
In the constitution of the atmospheres
now seem to be the best explanation.
Dr. Kay will make his findings
known in a report to be issued after
his research work Is accomplished.
Iowa's Wise Road Law.
Cedar Falls Record: Iowa's share
of the $85,000,000 voted by congress
for the encouragement and the build
Ing of better highways is $2,250,000.
But In Order to make It available the
work of the highway department Seefeld
state highway commission 1b respon
sible for tbe saving of three-quar
ters of a million annually and while
the present road law may need some
revision it should never be repealed.
Iowa has made more real progress in
road building during the last five
years than was made in the twenty
years preceding.
Mrs. Eda McMlllen and daughter
Wilma returned home from St. Louis,
Miss Birdie PfllgerstofTer and
brother Lee, attended church In Mont
rose last Sunday morning.
Miss Millie Westermeyer of Ft.
Madison arrived home Saturday to
spend the summer.
Mr. Richard Klug left Thursday
morning on his route for thrashing.
Mr. Wm. E. Seefeld of Cleveland,
Ohio, spent his summer vacation at
the home of H. H. Klug. Mr. See
feld left Tuesday for Decatur, Iown,
via Detroit, Mich., expecting to reacJi
Cleveland July 31.
Joe Desnay, Elmer Bennett and
Charles Shippy expect to leave Sat
urday on a pleasure trip to St. Louis,
Miss Anna Klug and Will Seefeld
had dinner at the George Melster
home in Keokuk, Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Holmes and
daughter Ruby, spent Thursday at
the Emma Holmes home.
Mr. Herman Desnay and son Joe,
motored to Donnellson Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Holmes of
Viele spent Tuesday with Mrs. Gus
and Mrs. Klingler end family
of Donnellson spent Sunday at the
(. hi is Westermeyer home.
Frank Swlderman was a Donnell
son caller Tuesday even'ng.
Miss Ruth Ferris of Ft. Madison
spent a few days with her sister
Mrs. Thomas Skhean.
Mrs. Chris Westermeyer and daugh
ters Millie and Lena, Mr. and Mrs.
P. E. Roeglin and family, Mr. Will
Seefeld and Miss Anna Klug took
dinner with Miss Rose Klug, Mon
Mr. Felix Marion is the possessor
of a new auto.
Mrs. Charles Pezley left the early
part of this week for the northern
part of Iowa to visit her mother.
Miss Emma Noonan spent Sunday
at the Morgan Barnes home.
Mr. Gus PfllgerstofTer and son Leo
were Donnellson callers Wednesday.
Mr. Art Desnay, Miss Rose Klug,
Richard Klug, Millie Westermeyer,
Saloma Klingler, Herman Klug, Win
and Anna Klug attended
Delivery Date Before too Late
Service Station 19-21-23 South Fifth Street.
Keokuk, Iowa.
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Facts About Rheumatisnf
The word 'tttihetunatism" ls*«aed to
cover nearly all forms of gainful
aithrltlc (joint) and muscular die
ease. There has been In the last few
years a decided change of vlewpo!nt
as to its etiology (or oauseX. Recent
investigations poJat to the fact thU
Inflammatory rheumatism, whether1,
acute or chronic, are Invariably^
traceable to bacterial or other infec
tkn. .Acute rheumatism or rheur
matte fever, In majority of cases, la
in the mouth. The focus at attack la
most commonly the tonsils.
Dyorrhea or inflammatory disease
at the roots of the teeth, is another
very frequent cause. Other sources,
of infection are the gall bladder,
appendix, and the iprostate gland, tne'
germ may come from the intestinal."
canal to other portions of the body
and set up rheumatism. With this
view of the etiology (or cause) of
various rheumatic oomplakits. it is
plain that whenever Dr. Altkan has
to treat a patient suffering from joint
or muscular pains at any kind, he
makes a very careful examination of
possible points of infection. He ex
amines the mouth with particular
care, If this is found free from dis
ease, then tbe alimentary canal should
be investigated, also the prostate
gland. iHe treats and cures if pos
sible, the original focus of attack,
employing medicinal and other means
for relief, as may be indicated. He
also treats all other chronic and
nervous diseases of men and women.
Goitre, gall stones, liver, bladder,
prostate gland, kidney troubles, con
stipation, appendicitis, indigestion
and other stomach troubles. Con
sultation and examination free. Of
fice in (MoCreaa-y flats, 306^ Main
street (see sign). Hours, 8-12 a. tn.,.
1:30-4:30 p. m., 7-8 p. m. Sundays,
church at Donnellson Sunday even
Organized for Theft.
Lincoln Journal: The I. W. W. has
a "closed shop" system of its own,
it seems. None but "union" members
allowed to steal rides on freight
Pittsburgh Despatch: The prest
dent thinks the democratic party
good one for the progressives to join,
but most of them have gone back ttf
their old lov» already.
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