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father difficult to keep
the house at the proper
temperature. Can't light
the furnace yet as it is
too warm during the
3 middle of the day, but
some heat is needed In
the morning and after
Use a Vulcan
Make's a room com
fortable in five
Keokuk Electric Co.
Pbone 750 800 Main
-you get it—get
If it isn't "cloudy" in the
bottle it isn't the real
I0G6. Johnson St.
Phone 741 Keokuk. Ia,
Hauling and Storage
Careful hauling of merchan
dise, machinery, furniture, mus
ical instrument* and heavy
Our storage and warehouM Is
large, clean and safe.
Sinton's Storage and Transfer
Phone 18. 525 Blondeou
BILLIARDS AND BOWLING.
"FOR SALE—Billiard tables, brand
new, carom and pocket., with complete
outfit, $125 second hand tables at re
duced pricer. Easy payment*. Cigar
store, drug, delicatessen and soda
fountain fixtures. The Brunswick
Balke-Collender Co., Davenport, Iowa.
*. C. Sanders, agent, 219 Harrison St
City Won't Go
BUT WON'T LAST
This is the Opinion of Several Busl
ness Men Who Believe That it is
Possible, But Not
PUBLIC OPINION STRONG
This Is Believed to be the Strong
Point In Favor of Short Tie
up—May Hit- College
It may come, but I don't believe it
will last If it should.
This in substance is the way that a
lot of Keokuk business men and
those who will be directly affected in
case of a railroad strike expressed
themselves this morning. They all
seemed to think that the strike might
be called, but that the public would
see to it that the duration was short.
There seems to be considerable
optimism displayed in local circles,
even admitting the strike as a cer
tainty. Some of the local people who
expressed opinions this morning,
thought that the president and con
gress would not let the strike be
called. Others thought tnat a strike
might result, but that the period of
tie-up would be very limited.
'The public won't stand for a long
suspension," seems to be the way the
majority of local people look at the
Local business men when asked
their opinion as to what would be
the effect on business, said that a
strike would, without question, cause
a damaging eruption in the business
world. "But," several of them said,
"I don't think there will be a strike."
May Affect Education.
A prolonged railroad strike will
have some effect, of course, on
schools. There are a hundred or more
young people here who will go away
to school this fall. In case of a pro
longed tie-up of the rail systems these
young people would have to change
their plana or would have to make
their way to colleges near enough to
be reached by rail.
It is not likely that any of the
teachers in Keokuk schools will be
delayed in arriving should the strike
be called for Monday, next. School
commences on Tuesday and with
teachers' meetings preliminary to the
opening, there will be Bmall chance of
any of the pedagogues waiting until
the.eleventh hour to get here.
BORN AT CIRCUS
Little Fellows Named the Gate City
Twins, Keokuk and
Just a few hours after the arrival
of the John Robinson Ten Big Shows,
in fact while the men were busily en
gaged laying out and erecting the
mammoth tented city, Atlanta, a
large fine specie of nylg&u, common
in Africa, presented the zoo with, two
bouncing baby nylgau, foaled about
twenty-five minutes apart, and all
morning and afternoon they were
the center of attraction to the many
hundreds that visited the menagferie
today. Immediately upon the arrival
of a pony, horse or any other animal
connected with the zoo, the man in
charge or keeper, gets busy at once
picking out a suitable name, but
owing to these being twins and the
occasion suitable, they are Co be
named "The Gate City Twins," Keo
kuk and Iowa, in honor of the city
where they were born.
This will no doubt advertise Keo
kuk as, when this big show travels
from town to town, from coast to
coast, many thousands of people pass
through the menagerie and upon
stopping at the cage wherein the
nylgau are kept, will first gaze upon
a little brass plate, bearing the in
scription—"The Gate City Twins,"
Keokuk, Iowa, Aug. 29. 1916, there
for giving Keokuk the benefit of a
great deal of publicity.
Funeral of Mrs. Mary Fletcher.
SUTTER, 111., Aug. 28.—The funeral
of the late Mrs. Mary Fletcher was
helil yesterday afternoon at 2:00
o'clock from the residence at Sutter,
I1L The services were conducted by
Rev. Thompson of Warsaw and burial
was at the Fletcher cemetery. The
pall bearers were A. Thompson, Sam
Quick, William Sack, A. Myers and
Frank Ship. Henry Cad well of Mem
phis, Mo., and M. D. Cadwell of Cham
bersburg. Mo., sons and Mrs. John
Exson of Wichita, Kansas, a daugh-j
ter, attended the funeral.
FLOOD—The funeral of the late
Joseph C. flood will be held from St.
Peter's Catholic church at 9:00 clock
Thursday morning. Friends invited,
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank our friends and
neighbors and also the members of
the Rebekab lodge for their sympa
thy and Kindness shown us in our
H. G. SEEMAN AND FAMILY.
The funeral of the late Mrs. H. J.
Mills will be held from St. Peters
church at 9 o'clock Wednesday morn
Between 200 and 250 Will be Affected
Here In Case There It a'Tie-?
•-up on the Rall-
Malls Will be Handled, Though. This
May be Subject for Adjustment
as to status of
Between 200 and 250 Keokuk travel
ing men will be affected in case of a
strike by the railroad brotherhoods.
Two hundred is a conservative esti
mate based on the membership in the
U. C. T.'s and the eligible list of that
order. These men who are in the
habit of leaving Keokuk every Sun
day night or Monday morning and
riding all the accommodation trains
as well as fast ones to make the diff
erent towns in their territory may
find themselves jolting over their
routes in auto trucks should the strike
ghoBt become a reality.
The Keokuk jobbing houses have
planned in case of emergency It be
came known to day, to send their men
over their routes by automobiles and
on the steamboats wherever these
run. The .automobile will prove a .tys
factor in case of strike, it is certain.
It is'figured that the men will be
able to make their trips just as easily
—perhaps a little more so if they go
by automobile. Instead of waiting
for trains which necessarily run on
slow schedules, the automobile drum
mer can create his own schedule. It
is probable that just as good time will
be made and that the ground can be
covered just as carefully by using the
gasoline cars instead of the railroad
-1^ Mails Will be Handled.
In ease of strike the mails will by
handled but this feature will be the
subject of adjustment it is suggested
at the local postofflce. Just what
trains will be considered mail trains
and which will be given protection
will have to be worked out, in case of
strike. Whether every train carrying
a mail coach caa be protected if the
need arises will be one of the delicate
subjects to be looked after by the na
tion in this crisis. It is a certainty
that the mails will be protected and
it is quite generally believed that they
will not be molested by any striking
men or their adherents.
—Moving. 3. Opstelten. pnone R-fi-w
—Keokuk's free fall celefbratton
—Wanted—Standard Four Tire
stock. Address Box G, ^Hamilton, 111.
—Ice cream social at Belmont
school house Saturday night, Sept. 2.
—Burlington sent an excursion to
Keokuk today under the auspices of
the young men of Bethany church.
—Duplicate auction score pads, 50c.
Something new. Obtainable only from
Gate City Co.. 18 North Sixth street
—This was circus day and a large
crowd came from the country and
small towns to witness the perform
—Regular meeting Loyal Order or
Koose, Keokuk lodge No. 704, tonight
at 8 o'clock. In Moose hall. Visitinp
brothers cordially invited. John O.
Stadler, dictator. A. E. Moore, sec
—Many owners of aatos took ad
vantage of the ideal weather yester
day, says the Burlington Gazette, by
driving to nearby cities and towns.
Several parties drove to Keokuk and
many more to Fort Madison.
—Regular meeting of Morning Star
lodge No. 5, Knights of Pythias, Tues
day evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting
knights fraternally invited. J. M.
Skinner, C. C., J. A. Burgess, K. of
—Fire destroyed the Riddle farm
home, seven miles out on the middle
road yesterday afternoon, the entire
building and most of the contents
being consumed in a spectacular
blaze which could be seen for miles.
The house was insured. It was built
by William Grimes when he occupied
Young lady to assist in selling
goods in ready-to-wear department,
temporary employment. Address
"Cloaks and Suits," care Gate City
Robbed All the Banks.
HOMER, III., Aug. 29—
ers early todav broke into the Citi
zens and Raynor and Babb's banks
here, blew tbe dcors off the vaults
and safes and pschvw? in an automo
bile with $5,000 after cutting tele
phone wires from the banks and the
sheriffs home. The robbers fled to
ward Stickney, Illiiois, with Sheriff
Gus Evans and a citizens posse in
»r A Lucky Crisscross.
"When putting up fruit in glasses
and also in tin cans," says a writer
in the Woman's Home Companion. "I
found difficulty in making the labels
stick to the metal tops. I used
gummed labels, library paste, and
other sticking substances: still some
had to be pasted and repasted until
time and patience were both well-nigh
exhausted. A friend, a druggist, come
in and with a nail made a few
scratches criss cross on the metal
tops and put the labels on,
COVER GROUND EASILY
KEOKUK IS READY
IF STRIKE GOMES
Jobbing Houses, Meat Packers and
Fuel Men Say That They Be-
lieve City Will Mot Lack'
USE AUTOS AND BOATS
Carry Heavier Stocks.
The wholesale grocery houses -of
the city are all carrying heavier
stocks than usual at this time of year,
in. the staple litres at least. There
are some commodities that it is Im
possible to get because" of the ad
vance in prices. It is said, but for the
necessities ot 'iie all of the whole
salers are yhapo to stand :t Ion
period of Idleness in freight lines.
None of the local wholesalers are
carrying as heavy a stock of flour as
usual because of the advance In price
in this commodity. Little danger of
a famine in this, however, exists
In case of a rail tie-up there would
be a localization of the market, the
wholesale grocery men believe. That
is the territory for a distance of
something like 7b to 100 miles would
be served by Keokuk. Ottumwa would
have its circle Burlington would
have its territory. Chicago could not
send its men so far away as to enter
this territory, hence the local jobbing
houses would be. the ones to serve a
territory which perhaps heretofore
has been invaded by Chicago and
Use Aute Trucks.
"Practlculr every big jobbing
house has or can secure auto trucks,"
another jobber said this morning.
"With these, and the' boats we can
cover quite a distance, and make
quite a local territory. With the
bridge across the Mississippi and
over the Des Moines, we can get into
Illinois and Missouri territory that
we have been in the habit of serv
ing. We will be able to get out
through our Iowa territory easily,
too. I can not see how anything but
an unusually prolonged strike will
hurt us in any way."
Two of the jobbers practically ad
mitted that the grocery men had an
ticipated a possible tie-up and were
prepared to meet any normal de
mands. They said that they were
going to be in shape to take care
of this very important part of affairs
in case trouble comes.
Asked about the possibilities for
the fresh produce, a local grocer said
that as long as there were autos
people could go out into the country
immediately around Keokuk and pur
chase enough green vegetables, pota
toes, melons and fruits to last a
week. And could go again when this
was consumed, he added. f"'
Can Get Meat.
The meat question is another one
which need bring little concern to
Keokuk, it is felt. Fresh meat might
be the only thing affected. The local
butchers would have the edge on the
packing houses in this case, and many
of the local butchers do their own
killing, anyway. Smoked meat is
being brought in in extra quantities,
just in case of trouble, it was stated
at one of the local packing house
"Fresh meat will be our only prob
lem," this packer said. "We are lay
ing in plenty of smoked meats so that
we will not have any worry on this
score. We will have plenty of this
sort on hand in case of trouble. If
the strike comes and we are tied up
on our freight shipments, we still can
go out into the country and purchase
animals and have them slaughtered."
No Fuel Famine.
It is not expected, either, that there
will be any trouble In getting fuel.
Coal is not put in for the most part
before the tenth of September, one of
the local coal men said. People don't
want more than one load by that time
as a general rule, he said. After the
middle of September comes the busy
time for the coal man. While Chere
is not a great quantity of coal in tbe
Keokuk market at the present time,
to stay 1 it is felt by the dealers that the coal
UriU come into the market in sunl-
Territory Would be Localized, But the
Jobber* Would be Able to Take
^'jr.^Care of Considerable
Keokuk is going to be prepared in
case a railroad strike comes, so far
as groceries, meat and fuel are con
cerned at least. ThiB was learned
this morning, by inquiries at various
wholesale houses in the city in the
different lines. While all of the local
people questioned take the view that
the strike may never come, or that
if it does it will not last long, there
is still the fact that the city must
prepare for eventualities. With boat
lines and a territory within reach of
auto truckB producing fresh fruits,
vegetables and garden truck of all
sorts, Keokuk is in pretty good shape
in case of a short tie-up. Of course
long strike is not being considered
by anyone in the city.
The local grocery houses are even
prepared to send their traveling men
out next Monday on boats and by
automobile track "if the strike
comes." One of the wholesalers said
this morning that he hardly thought
the strike would materialize. "But
we always have the lesBon of the
European war" he said. "We thought
it could never happen, but it did, so
we are preparing."
As an optometrist can ex
amine your eyes, and make
glasses .to redeye the hea«
caused ffey eyestrain.
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ii- Combinations ~,
And everything good In rubber
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Phone SO. Fourth and Main
cient quantities within the next
month to supply the demand. While
of course this will depend on how
much freight can be moved, there is
a possibility that if the strike comes
and if some of the roads use strike
breakers, freight such as food stuffs
and coal will .be about the first to
Miss Leon a 'Phillips returned from
Kansas City, Mb., after a six week's
visit with her aunt, Mrs. H. D. Collier.
A party icf four, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Vaadenberg^ Peter VanAiusdall and
sister. Marguerite, left this morning
for an automdbile trip to the west.
They started out with a camping out
fit, intending to stop wherever con
venient. Their destination is Colo
rado Springs, but they will stop at
Denver, Cheyenne Wells and other
cities for a little sight seeing.
Orbra Appleton is spending the
week in Burlington witl*. rtlative*
He made tbe trip by bicycle.
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