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I. interested In Attempt Be
Made by Railroads to Kill
'A *V- ',
Fare. :,• .•: ./.•1
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This, commerce Commission De
eded on Two Cent Rate Plu»:
Bridge Tolls IntOi^
The tight to secure a two cent rate
IriM bridge toll from Iowa into Illinois,
f£ which Keokuk is vitally interested.
i*L, with St. Louis, will be carried
Ito the'United States supreme court
fudging from the preliminary skirm
flung now being indulged in. The
tue is officially known as the Busi
ly Men's league of St. Louis vs the
The Keokuk Industrial as-
liodation was ant interrenor in the
that It was claimed by St. Ixrais and
HCaokuk that there was discrimination
in the rates favoring Illinois. towns,
rate of
cents plus bridge toll was
^radically paid by passengers who
PtoMht interstate tickets. By buying
Titothe dividing line and then re-buying
Sin Illinois on the two cent rate they
famld secure a better rate.
--Tito commission held up the appli
cation of these rates and then, on Oc
Fj*^r 17 tixed the time for their goiiig
Into effect at January 15, 1917.
I Nov comes the railroads into the
jituation, attacking the two cent rate
Fin Illinois. Today's Tribune says of
tlhe latest move:
«^n attack on the *two cent a mile
iiate' of Illinois was made*by twenty
lour railroads in a suit filed in the fed-
court yesterday. The suits are
8°U by all denier*
No excluaive ageata
Ann jm aii»atCli
aimed at the interstate rate of 2%
cents a mile.
"It is asked that the utilities com
mission and Attorney General P. J.
Luc^y be enjoined from refusing to ac
cept passenger tariffs recently order
ed by the Interstate commerce com
"According to the suits, the city of
St. Louis charges that it Is being dis
criminated against because of the 2%
cent rate from Illinois, while the
rat§ within the state is only 2 cents a
mile. As an illustration it is cited
that the rate fronl Chicago to St. Louis
is almost |2 more than the rate' to
Bast St. Louis, 111.
"The ruling of the Interstate com
merce commission objected to by the
railroads was the finding that a rate of
2% cents a mile was reasonable in in
terstate commerce.
"Hearing on the petition will come
before Judge Landis in December."
Automobile 8hoots by Truck Just as
Firemen Were Jumping Off on,
Fire Call.
Several members of the Sixth street
department narrowly escaped' be
ng injured, following their response
to a fire alarm from the home of D. W.
McDevitt, 1126 Ti^nea street last ev
ening, when a Ford automobile shot by
the fire truck1 just after It had stopped,
narrowly missing firemen who Jumped
off to go into the house.
An overheated furnace pipe in the
basement of the McDevitt home had
set fire to some woodwork. The small
blaze was extinguished with'no loss.
The Satae Fellow.
[United Press Leased Wire /Service.]
LONDON, Nov. 21.—The officer re
sponsible for the deporta^'on of Bel
gians to Germany under orders recent
ly Issued, Is the same officer who was
responsible for the execution of Miss
Edith Cavell, the British nurse in Bel
gium, Lord Cecil stated in the house
of commons today.
Are Paying Bets Now.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 21.—Hughes
may not have concedcd his defeat,
but betting commissioners and pri
vate bettors in this part of the south
west have accepted the statement of
the republican central committee of
California—estimating Wilson's plu­
New Vork. 1
Love and warmth make the home
Fond friends will grant the newly weds many years to become famous
and prosperous. But it is of utmost importance that the home to which the groom takes his
bride—whether mansion, humblest cottage or smallest apartment—shall be given the only
right start by founding it upon the cozy, cleanly, healthful heating produced by
The overwhelming testimony of a millioif users at home and abroad prove the fuel economy. These outfits need
outwear your building. No leakages of ash-dust and coal-gases into living rooms, as in stoves and hot-air furnaces,
housework and spoil furnishings.
The greatest money saver in a building is ideal heating
Property outfitted with IDEAL Boiler, and AMERICAN Radiator,
outfit or 15% higher rental. Fullu guaranteed, yet cost no more than ordinary makes! Accept no substitute.
Whether your, anew or lon»-tim. brid. or
got .fund ^7"
(free) book "Ideal Heating." Don't pay further the pr.co of
n^." ,DEAL~
AMERICAN outfit today. Phono or writo for it immediately, or call at any of our showroom*.
An unfailing, stationary Vacuum Cleaner
You ahouM abo know about our ARCO WAND Stationary Vacuum Cleaner,
for dustless, complete cleaning through an iron suction pipe running to «*ch
floor. Fully GUARANTEED. Lasts as long as the building—like radiator
heating. In sizes at $150 up. Send for catalog.
Seattle, Spokane,
m- ^&HE paily G-ATJS clTr"
rality at 3,416—as placing the state
definitely in the Wilson column.
Thousands of dollars began changing'
hands on the strength of the state
ment today.,
—^Keokuk friends of Mr. and MTS.
Clarence S. Weismann will be inter
ested in the following from the Ven
ice, Cal., Evening Vanguard-Sun:
"0*d Mr. Stork hovered over St. Cath
erine's hospital yesterday and when
he flew away he left a lovely 'boy In
the arms of, Mrs. Clarence S. Weis
mann, wife of Athletic Coach Weis
mann of Venice high school. The
handsome little man already shows
great physical endurance and a pair
of lungs that will make him yell
leader before many days. He isn't
just the Weiemann 'baby, he belongs
to tlie whole school, and all Venice,
in fact, and the students are threat
ening to test Ms prowess as a foot
ball player before he is many days
—iByron Layton of Chicago,-son of
M!r. and, Mrs. B. Layton, of &is city,
an engineer aiid expert In bridge
building, has put his O. K. on the
plans for the new Muscatine bridge.
Mr. Layton recently completed the
erection of the Muscatine sea wall
and was engaged by the 'council of
that city to look after the bridge
—C. P. Sawyer, secretary and man
ager of the Sioux City Tire and Man
ufacturing Co., Is in the city prepar
ing to move his household goods to
Sioux City, where he and Mrs. Saw
yer will make their home. Mr. Saw
yer is- well and favorably known in
Keokuk and Lee county, having rep
resented Lee in the state legislature.
Mr. and Mrs. Sawy.er will take with
them to their new home the ibest
wishes of their many Keokuk friends.
—The friends of Mrs. Arthur F.
Clark will be pained to learn that she
is quite ill at the Hotel Iowa. When
Mrs. Clark is able she will leave'for
her southern heme at St. Petersburg,
Florida. She has received word from
one of her friends, Mrs. Harry C.
Reiner, of 'Rochester, who was here
recently, to attend the funeral of her
mother, Mrs. Julia Hulskamp, that
Mrs. Reiner will bring her eldest son
Richard, to Florida and spend the
winter with the Clarks.
—The Hi Tension club meets this
evening at S o'clock in the club
rooms in regular monthly aession. An
address by Hazen I. Sawyer will be
These now quickly installed outfits
change houses into homes for new
or long-time) brides. Call up your
focal dealer today!
the feature and the semi-annual elec
tion of officers 1b to be held.
—The funeral of Harry Fulton
Davis was held Monday afternoon at
3:00 o'clock from the old Davis home
at Third and High streets. The ser
vices were in charge of Rev. John C.
Sage, rector* of St. John's Episcopal
church. Interment was made in Oak
land cemetery. The body bearers
were Stephen Irwin, Cyrus Phillips,
Earl Phillips, Frank Merrill, Lewis
Sheppard and William Smith of Quin
—Mr. and Mrs. Lee Murphy an
nounce' the birth of a son Saturday
morning, November 18.
—The funeral of the late Lewis
Watkins was held from the A. M. E.
churoh this afternoon at 2:80 oclock.
Thei services were In charge of'Rev.
Moore. Interment was made in Oak
land cemetery.
Application Made by Widow of Man
Killed In Gaa Plant
Jewel Bierman, widow of one of
the men who was killed in th£ acci
dent at the gas company's plant a
few weeks ago, has made application
to the court to allow her a lump sum
rather thani the regular payments to
which the law entitles her. The hear
ing is set for December 2.
A' decree of divorce has been
granted in the case of Ethel Geffers
vs. Fred Geffers.
A number of Juflgments were
handed down today in the second
day's session of the November term.
The grand jury is still busy with its
Heart Trouble Caused Death.
I United Press Leased Wire Service.]
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 21.—C.*A.
Congdon, Minnesota member of the re
publican national committee, died at
his St. Paul apartment today. Heavt
trouble caused his death, which was
Christmas Trees no Higher.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
CHICAGO, Nov. 21.—A antidote for
the high cost of living gloom is
found in the word today that Christ
mas trees wi.ll be just as cheap and
Just as big as ever—but maybe not
so well loaded. The Christmas ship
is on its way southward loaded with
—Prom otlcteal drmrUff aad* by Hamiy Hatt tar American Radiator Caapaajr
no vepairs—will
to make endless
A No. S-22-W TDHAL Boiler and 400 ft. of
3S-in. AMERICAN Radiators, coating the
owner $236 were used to heat thi» cottage.
At this price the good* can be bought of any
reputable, competent Fitter. This did not
include cost of labor, pipe, Valves, freight,
etc., which vary according to climatic and
other conditions.
Write Dmartment K-5
816-822 S.Michigan Ave.
Before You Pay
More for Glasses
Find reaaon for the extra
Perfection Olasses are so
reasonable In price that good
glasses cannot be sold for
less—and If you contemplate
paying less than Perfection
prices. Judge your purchase
from the standpoint of quality.
Ayres& Chapman
Member Keokuk Retallera' Asa'
We refund your traveling expenses
spruces and firs from Michigan woods
,to be distributed throughout the Unit
ed States. Barly shipments arrived
(here today.
Says There Are Combines in Food
Commodities Which Create the
Advanced Prices.
[United PresB Leased Wire Service.]
CHICAGO, Nov. 21.—Congressman
A. J. Satoath, of Chicago, conferred
with U. S. District Attorney Chas.
Clyne today on a proposed law aimed
at the unprecedented rise in food
Sabath said today h"e had authentic
information that there are combines
in food commodities such as potatoes,
eggs, and butter. He is drafting a
'bill which he believes would prevent
such speculation.
Warehouse owners and cold storage
men will be hardest hit in Sabath's
Jaill, which would regulate the length
of time food can be kept In storage.
He would also provide for a congres
sional investigation of the food situ
ation and a special permission for
district attorneys to push their fight.
Notices are being sent 200 cold stor
age, warehouse and foodstuff men
here today. These will appear before
the Investigation Just begun here toy
Clyne. He will endeavor to learn
whether there is a real shortage in
this year's crops or whether prices
are being inflated by middle men.
Plans were being matie today to urge
the passage of state law by the
legislature this winter, prohibiting
speculation in butter, eggs and poul
Norwegian Steamer Torpedoed.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
LONDON, Nov. 21.—A Lloyd's dis
patch states that the captain and
part of the crew of the Norwegian
steamer Finn, victim of a submarine,
have been safely landed.
[There are two Norwegian steam
ers named Finn listed in Lloyds regis
ter. One is of 3,806 tons, the other
of 230 tons. The larger is registered
at Bergen.]
E. E. Renshaw left this morning
for Cedar Rapids where he will be
employed In the Quaker Oats factory.
Will Send Note ol Regret.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.—Presi
dent Wilson tpday was invited to
take a trip in the air by O. E. Blake
ley, republican representative elect
from Pennsylvania, who flew here
yesterday in an aeroplane. Blakeley
promised he would not take him
above the three mile limit. It Is un
derstood on unquestioned authority
the president will find it inadvisable
to accept the Invitation.
Five Youthful Bandits.
[United Press Lfased Wire Service.]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 21.
—A dragnet was thrown out by the
police today In an, effort to capture
the five youthful' bandits who at
tempted the most daring robbery San
Francisco has known in years last
night, when they Invaded the exclu
sive Pacific Union club and held up
all with whom they came in contact.
The net proceeds of their adventure
was about $20 in silver. They failed
to get $2,000 in gold which was In
the cash drawer, because they lost
their nerve at the critical moment.
Dally Stock Letter.
[United Press Leased Wire Service]
NEW YORK, Nov. 21.—Tha New
York'Evening Sun financial review to
day says:
Trading in today's stock market
was variable. Not a little selling pres
sure for profits was exerted in the
early session which carried the gen
eral industrial and railway list a
point or more below Monday. Trading
was active In selling, but with these
early orders out of the way. the mar.
ket was quiet for a period after
which there was better undertone,
and by the early afternoon consider
able strength developed in many
The market as a whole, was not
stable for long at any period.
United States Steel very well Illus
trated the swaying movements of the
whole market. That issue opened at
128, advanced to 128% and then sold
down to 127V*. .At mid-day it dupli
cated its record price of yesterday, at
129 and thereafter sold off a point
or more. The other steel and copper
stocks were equally unable to sustain
a given position. American Smelt
ing and Reflning had a sharp recovery
and advanced to a new high level.
The rubber and sugar shaaes dis
played by far the most consistent
strength. American Beet Sugar ad
vanced through 107, the highest level
at which It has ever sold and Cuban
and American Reflning crossed 73 and
120 respectively. United States Rub
ber touched a new high level for the
year at 67.
The steel ana copper shares were
sluggish In the lato trading. The
sugar and rubber stocks as well as
the Corn Products Refining shares
held well at their top prioea.
ies I
for Society Editor.
Call Black 515
Miss Baldwin Elected.
Miss Martha Baldwin, president of
the Monday Music club has been elect
ed to represent the club at the meeting
of the National Federation of Music
clubs which will be held in Davenport
on November 27. One of the reasons
for holding the national meeting in
Iowa is in the hope of organizing a
state federation of music clubs.
To Entertain at Tea.
Mrs. P. C. Smith will entertain at a,
Y. W. C. A. tea on Wednesday after
noon from 3 to 6 o'clock.
Berean Bible Class
At the annual business meeting of
the Berean Bible class of the First
v«stmlnster Presbyterian church, the
following officers were elected: Pres
ident, Mrs. Lula Laws vice president,
Mrs. R. I. Wygle secretary, Mrs. A.
J. Leake treasurer, Mrs. A. M. Wyllie
teacher, Miss Bertha R. Craig.
Fortnightly Club.
Mrs. Eugene S. Baker was hostess
today to the Fortnightly club.
8tudied Decorating Art.
Mrs. Robert E. Wright, who during
her recent stay in New York, studied
interior decoration in the Parsons
school, has accepted a position in Des
Moines with Mr. W\ P. Darwin, who
has a very artistic house furnishing
store there.
M. P. Church Society.
The Ladies Aid society of the First
Methodist Protestant church and their
friends will be entertained in the
basement of the church Thursday af
ternoon from 2 to 5:30, by the follow
ing: Mrs. F. L. Gregory, Mrs. Harvey
Miller, Mrs. Joe Foulkes.
Seventh Birthday Anniversary.
George Edward Finigan entertained
fourteen little boys this afternoon at
a party in honor of his seventh birth
day anniversary. Games were played
and refreshments served during the
afternoon. A handsome birthday cake
lighted by seven candleb, formed the
.Frank Hagerman Takea iShort Cut
In Test Suit on Adamson
Eight Hour Law.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
KANSAS OITY, Mo., Nov. 21.—
Frank Hagerman, acting as special
counsel for the federal government,
took a short cut here tpday In an
attempt to get an early decision on
the constitutionality of the Adamson
law by the United States supreme
court. Proceedings for Immediate
action were filed in the federal court.
If the plan undertaken by (Hager
man goes through without a hitch,
the decision can be had from the
high court before February 1, when
the law becomes effective, It was
said here today.
The proceedings filed by Hagerman
was not an answer to the injunction
asked by 'the railways direct, but was
brought in the receivership case of
the Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Ry.
The road is now in the hands of a
The petition asks that the court
give a forthwith decision on the in
junction asked by the receivers
against the Adamson law and then
for an order directing the receivers
to join with the government in get
ting the case advanced before the
supreme court which convenes De
cember 4.
By this short cut proceedings, the
government hopes to get a favorable
decision from the supreme court be
fore the railway brotherhoods carry
out thejr threat.
The proceedings today will be the
first in the United States to be tried
out and much of the future action,
both of the government, the brother
hoods and the railways will depend
on the outcome.
Sunday Closing Law.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
iyES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 21.—The
Sunday closing law applied to barber
shops was held to be constitutional by
the Iowa supreme court in a decision
handed down in the case of C. S. Lin
slR of Davenport. His attorneys ar
gued that it is lawful to curry a mnle
and trim its tail and mabe on Sunday
and that the law should not discrimi
nate between a mule and a man. The
court affirmed the opinion of the Soott
county district court that the law is
Reflning Co.
Deoendent of Prlscilia.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
SHELDON, Iowa, Nov. 21.—Captain
Erwin B. Mosser, ag£ 76, of Hartley,
Iowa, died, today. He was a direct de
scendant of John and Priscllla Allen,
famed in the "courtship of Miles
Standish." At. the outbreak of the
civil war, Mosser organized Company
F, of the Thirty-seventh Illinois volun
teers and served during the war. He
and his twin brother, the late Col. E.
P. Mosser. of Sheldon, were early set
tlers of O'Brien county.
Fire at Spencer.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
SPENCER. Iowa, Nov. 21.—Fire
heavily damaged the block south of
the postofflce here today. Grovers'
grocery, Hartman's music store and
the Shine Brothers' clothing store
were the principal sufferers.
Coal at $2.75 Per Ton.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
TERIIE HAUTE. Ind.. Nov. 21.—
Mayor Gossom'o municipal coal mine
did an unprecedented business todsi.y.
Three thousand orders, practically
all of them calling for the limi' of
two and one-naif tons each, were re
ceived the first day of business ord
hundreds of otners started pour'ng
in early today.
Coal was still selling at $2.75 a Ion
at the municipal market and the
Want Column?
River Smelting
WANTED—Handy kitchen man, also
experienced waitress at The Boston
325 Main.
WANTED—At once, 10,000 dull
safety razor blades to sharvan at
W-jodbuiT'-. 1104 Main street.
WANTED—To loan money on furni
ture, pianos, live stock, etc., on easy
payments. Strictly private. Phono
Keokuk Loan Co. Over Miller's
shoe store.
WANTED—Two men for corn husk.'
ing. Apply Earl Fox, Alexandria,
WANTED—Second hand stoves, fur
niture, cloth.ug at Wright's second
hand store, 826 Main. Phone 1148.
WANTED—Ice brxes and refrigera
tors at Wright's second hand store,
826 Main streot. Phone 1148.
BOY WANTED at Joseph Moeller'a
cigar store, 622 Main street.
WANTED—Woman for general house
work. Address Postmaster, Sum
mitville, Iowa.
move dead stock
dollars for cattle over 700 lbs. Phone
377. Union Rendering Works, Car
thage, 111.
FOR RENT—Office rooms over Keo
kuk National bank. E. S. Baker.
FOR RENT—House with electric
lights, gas, water, two blocks from
car line. Telephone 867.
FOR RENT—Seven room house, gas,
bath, new steair plant, excellent
neighborhood, 816 North Thirteenth.
Apply G. A. Hastell, 201 Main.
FOR RENT—Alpha apartment first
floor, all moderti conveniences, in
spection invited. Telephone Pond,
Red 4-753. Alao large room and lava
tory, second rloor, Shelly house also
fireproof garage.
FOR RENT—The Wakefield home
No. 506 North Third street desir
able house, ell modern. Inquire at
No. 326 High street.
/v r,
and pay two
506 North Third
street, an eight room modern house.
Inquire at 326 High.
FOR SALE—A few used Garland,
Round Oak, Favorite and Peninsular
base burners. Low prices. Terms it
desired. Duncan-Schell Furniture Co.
JFOK SALE)—Talking machine, ma
hogany cabinet. Bargain. Will
make terms if necessary. Address
Talking Machine, care Gate City.
POU SALE—First-class wood-sawing
outfit aiid trucks. Five horsepower
gasoline engine, rip and band saw at
tachment. Arnold Beard, Montrose,
FOU BENT—Dec. 1st modern 6 mom
house, 904 Concert. Enquire 927
Exchange or phone iRed 743.
FOR RENT—-Modern front room furn
ished for one or two. 227 North
FOR RENT—Five room house, 18th
and Concert. Apply J. W. Petersdb.
Tel. 336.
FOR RENT—Modern house, 923
Tlmea street. Apply at 1010 Main
FOR RENT—2 furnished housekeep
ing rooms. Modern conveniences.
208 S. Oth St.
FOR RENT—Three room furnished
housekeeping apartment, 1120 Con
cert. Phone Rod 238.
FOR. RENT—6 room house, all mod
ern. Also S room house, modern ex
cept furnace. Mrs. Thos. McManila.
.FOR RENT—Large nicely furnished
room in modern home, fine location.
Suitable for gentleman and wife or
two gentlemen. Phone Bfcick 1659.
FOR SALE—A pair of pure bred white
Holland turkeys. White Elk Vine
yard. Phone 2323 F-23.
FOR SALE—2 nice shoats, cheap ll
•taken soon. Call Black 685.
FOR SALE—Good guitar. 106 Sooth
Tenth street
FOR SALE—1023 Timea St., 8 room
house, lot 50x140. Tel. Red 117.
FOR SALE—3 h. p. gasoline engine,
stationary, and rubber tired buggy.
1200 William street.
LOST—Saturday, K. H. S. '06 class
pin. Initials on back. Please leave
at Gate City office.
TO MEN—Our system of teaching
bartering enables you to learn a
profitable profession quickly. Wrtte
Moler College. S10 N. 6th St., St.
mayor said hat It. would remain nt
that figure. The dealer's price re
mained at $6 for the same grade of
coal, but they admitted that they
would have to start cutting the figure
if they wanted to do any business.
Torpedoed by Submarine.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.l
ATHENS, Nov. 21.—A German sub
marine torpedoed the Starti, a Greek
steamer. All the passengers and crew
except three have been saved.

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