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TUESDAY, DEO. 26, 191ft
Hit Wl'« Pound Him Early Sunday
£(', Morning In Attlo Where
Had Hanged
Man Had Been Dead for Two Hours
When Body Waa Found, Doc
tor Said on Ex
Carl B. Young of 1726 Fulton street
vas found dead In the attic of kia
home Sunday morning about 9 o'clock
,x by W® wife. Mr. Young had'hanged
himself to the rafters with a piece of
i^pe. No reason can be assigned by
the family (or the dead, unless it was
that he was suffering from melan
cholia and was temporarily unbal
anced. Life had been extinct for al
most tvro hours, Dr. Blinn Dorsey
wSo was called, said after examina
tion. Acting Coroner James S. Bur
rows was called, but it was decided
that an Inquest would not be neces
No notes were left by the unfor
tunate man, and there was nothing to
Igive any Inkling as to why he had
zij&an his own life. He had been
a little lately over his
work, but had expected to go to work
Monday morning at Graham hospital.
Friday be turned his ankle. It -was
sot a serious injury, according to the
doctors, and he was able to be on his
feet Members of the family saw him
alire for the last time early Sunday
Mr. Young was born in Chicago, 111.,
tnd was forty-six y"ears old. He had
ttvad in Keokuk for the last twenty
thrae years. He was a wood worker,
hiring been employed in the Mills
Ellsworth plant here for a number of
years, and had done carpenter work,
too. He was married twenty years
ago to Dm ma Lindstrand, who sur
Tires him together with one son, Rus
sell Young. There are two sisters,
Mrs. John Lindstrand of Chicago and
jMrs. Byloff of Loom Is, Nebr.,
ftnd Mr. Young's aged mother, Mrs.
fsmma Young, who lives near Loomis.
|Hr. Young was a member of the
^Swedish Aid society.
|Cnos Reed Passed Away at Home of
Daughter Near Croton, Iowa,
December 14.
Bbos Heed, a former resident of
tKeokvk, died at the home of his
I daughter near Croton. Iowa, De
Icwnber 14, at 2:30 a. m., according
fto a communication sent to The Gate
|City by relatives.
Death was due to infirmities of
advanced age and stomach trouble.
*JIe had been in failing health since
Blast July, but was only bedfast one
I week.
I Mr. Reed was born in Columbus,
IjKy., October 14, 1826, being at the
rthne of his death, ninety years and
|two months old.
I Mr. Reed waa married to Miss
Itaura E. Bar rum, November 20, 1862,
lat Union City, Tenn. March 3, 1863,
they came tp Keokuk and resided
[Ttere for some time, later moving to
[the country and making Lee county
their permanent home since. Mrs.
Weed died two years ago and since
that time the decedent had lived with
fci* daughter, Mrs. "Lula Perkins.
Mr. Reed Is survived by his daugh
ter, Mrs. Lula Perkins, also two grand
sons, Pearl and Orlando Perkins
one sister, Mrs. Rachel Jones, of
Tiptonvllle, Tenn. a niece, Mrs. Mat
tie Taper, of Peoria, 111., and. other
nieces and nephews, and a host of
Mends. Rev. W. A. Nelson of .narm
lotton, conducted the funeral from
tie Croton Baptist church, of which
Mr. Reed was a member, Saturday at
1:40 p. m. Interment was made in
toe Croton cemetery.
and Sunday Schools Observ
ed Yule Tide In Splendid
In practically all of the churches
Sunday, special music was given in
pcommemoration or the Christmas sea
son. The Catholic churches had spe
cial masses daring Sunday and Christ
Ifeas day, and the Episcopal church en
joyed the nsual midnight services and
Pfc service Christmas morning. In the
"The Perfect Day"
is the day when you work in
harmony with law. Health
comes from harmony. Get
in harmony with Nature's
Wheat, a simple, natural,
elemental food which sup
plies the greatest nutriment
with the least tax upon the
digestion. Tiy it for break
fast with hot milk or cream
Delicious with sliced bana
nas or other fruit.
Made at Niagara Falls, N. Y.
Protestant churches of the city the
choirs, many of them gave special
cantatas, and in several, the Sunday
schools held their programs either
Sunday night or Monday.
One of the most elaborate produc
tions by a church choir was the sing
ing of the cantata, "The First Christ
mas," by the United Presbyterian
choir. Mrs. Florence Wright
Schouten is the director of this choir,
and she was assisted by several local
soloists. The Christian church school
program Sunday evening was another
attractive Christmas feature. At the
Congregational church Sundav evening
I Dr. Frank (J. Beardsley gave an Illus
trated reading of Lew Wallace's Ben
Loss for December May Reach Mil
lion Dollar Mark, State Fire Mar
shal Says.
Disastrous fires in Iowa during the
month of December may put the total
Are loss from the month in this state
considerably beyond the million dol
lar mark, so State Fire Marshal Ole O.
Roe estimates.
December a year ago registered a
loss of $690,000. But there have been
.pome costly fires In recent weeks, in
cluding those at Cedar Rapids, Oska
loosa, Creston and Osceola. Novem
ber this year was far less than No
vember, 1916. This year the fire loss
was 4350,000 while a year ago it was
$868,000. December and January are
always the worst months of the year
for fires. Up to December 1st this
year's loss was much less than last
year but December's heavy losses
have put the total up again.
Cold Weather to Blame.
"The severe cold weather is natur
ally when we have the most fires,"
said State Fire Marshal Ole O. Roe to
day. "Furnaces, stoves and chim
neys are strained to the limit with
heavy fires for heating. Maoy of
them are in no condition for such
straining and then trouble comes.
"On the whole, however, this past
year has been a good one in Iowa so
far as serious fires are concerned.
Up to this last month we were very
fortunate. We had }ome bad fire®
last January but the Remainder of the
year, except December, was free from
costly blazes."
List of letters remaining in the
Keokuk po^tofflce, uncalled for, for
week ending December 23, 1916:
Miss Lillian Alvas.
Mrs. Gail Carlson.
M.-s. T. H. Harrington.
Mrs. J. C. Neegen.
Mrs. E. C. Hill.
Mrs. Ethel Holland.
Mrs. Maine Kearney.
Miss Grace Lowell.
Mr. Chester Brown.
Mr. P. G. Dant.
Mr. Frank Johnson.
W. C. Raster, M. D.
Mr. Kissell.
Mr. Jesse Mourning.
Mr. William Morris.
Mr. William Osborn.
Matbew Parker.
J. F. Peterson.
Birt Stetwell (3).
W. J. Schulz.
Wright Bros.
"ersons calling for letters in above
I let will please say they are adver
tised E. P. McMANUS,
Sure Losers.
Sioux Falls Argus-Leader: There Is
this to be said about the fellows who
lost their money in buying wild
horses—that they would have lost it
Local Man Who Served in Spanish
War Says Inactivity on Border
Will Sound Guard's
Death Knell.
Returning Iowa Guardsmen, Accord
ing to Des Moines Story,
Won't Take New Federal
A local man who served in the
Spanish-American war as a member
of a state militia, declared recently
that the national guard of the present
day would be broken up as soon as
the men return from the border. In
activity in the way of any fighting,
he said, was the cause for the break
ing up of the machine. The men, he
said, were enthusiastic last June toe
cause they thought they were going
into Mexico, and when they didn't,
he prophesied they would lose their
taste for the khaki uniforms, and the
practice marches.'
That his prediction was not a wild
one is borne out by the story which
appeared Jn the Des Moines Capital,
regarding a poll being taken by^the
Capita! among the returned soldiers
of Iowa as to whether they would re
enlist or take the new federal oath
which binds them to the six more
years of soldiering. The following
excerpts from the Capital's story
gives something of the sentiment of
the men at Fort Des Moines:
The state of Iowa may just as well
begin nony to organize a new brigade
of militiamen—the boys that are
coming back from the border have
"done their bit and they're through."
Unless the war department, the
government, congress or some one
else can find a way-or manufacture
one to avert the catastrophe now In
the offing, 80 per cent of the state's
present fit fighting men will have
laid down their rifles and turned in
their uniforms within a month after
they reach home.
Captain Edgar Ridenour of the reg
ular army, inspector Instructor of
the Iowa troops, announced at Fort
Des Moines today that the 375 guards
men of the Second battalion, First
Iowa infantry, who reached Des
Moines last night, and the 760 of the
other two battalions of the First, who
will arrive tonight, will be asked to
take the new military oath. It is the
oath of the neiw defense act, which
became effective last July.
Must Take Oath.
If they take it, they stay in the
guard. If they don't, they are out of
military service altogether.
If they take it, they tie themselves
up for three years more in active
service and three years after that in
the reserve.
If they don't tajte it, they go back
home as civilians, not required to
serve the remainder of their present
And they are not going to take it.
Officers in the national guard want
to remain. They draw good salaries.
Many get more money than they
earn in private life. They live well
and with many comforts in the army.
They do not want their commands
destroyed by refusal to re-enlist. They
are always optimistic about the spir
its of their men. They generally ob
ject to any information going out
that the guardsmen are dissatisfied
or are going to leave. It is not sur
prising that the poll was stopped to
A General Answer.
I put the question, "Why are you
going to leavg?" to guardsmen in
all of the four companies at Fort Des
Moines today.
And this is the general answer as
far as it can be made general:
"They took us down to the border
and put us in camp. We didn't do
anything but drill and work. And
they worked us to death. They kept
it up until that big maneuver. Then
they let down. We didn't see any
service. We just drilled and worked.
And we have had enough of that.
We'd all go back right now if there
was actual service in Mexico. But
we're through with the_ training
camp. We've had enough.
Useless Protest.
Washington Herald: It was per
fectly proper of Uncle Sam to re
buke Germany for deportations of
Belgians, but what does a rebuke
amount to when Berlin Js the receiv
ing station? No doubt the Belgians
have voiced oven more spirited re
bukes in spite of the fact that they
haven't the Atlantic ocean between
them and Potsdam palace.
tfjffe daily gate city
Clifford Anderson, sentenced to the
reform school at Pontiac foe the death
of City Marshal James Jacoby, was
released Monday on parole to Attor
ney Falder, of Macomb, tor one year,
at the expiration of^vhich time and
for good behavior, h^ will be a free
man. Clifford was a good prisoner
and as he is naturally a bright and
capable young man, he will no doubt
redeem the past in settling down to
useful citizenship.
A London correspondent to the
Musical America, of December 16,
says of our Ralph Lawton: "Ralph
Lawton, the young American pianist
gave a recital which more than con
firmed the good opinions he won at
his first series last spring, his in
dividual style and clear ideas again
coming to the fore."
iMr. Lawton, who has been enjoy
ing some very hard work and consid
erable public notice in London, is ex
pecting to come to America, in the
early spring, for a concert tour. Car
thage friends are delighted and en
thusiastic over Mr. Lawton's success.
iMiss Viola Mackie of Niota, visit
ed her sister. Miss Arvilla, over Sun
Miss Mabel Johansen, who is at
tending Chicago kindergarten insti
tute, arrived in Carthage Saturday,
to spend the holiday vacation with
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Carden, who
have been visiting the gentleman's
'brother, John and family, departed
last evening for their home in Ellis,
Miss Mina Johnson of Paloma,
came last evening to visit her aunt,
'Mrs. S. P. Edwards.
Miss Olive Burner went to Quincy
•Wednesday morning to visit at the
Phil Dailey home.
The remains of Mr. H. W. Slater of
Chicago an\ S. Ed Riley of Minne
apolis, Minn., were brought to Car
thage Saturday for burial.
Mr. H. M. Slater was born in Bath,
England, December 30, 1838, and died
at his residence, 5428 Carpenter St.,
Chicago, December 20, 1916, aged 77
years, 11 months and 25 days. Mr.
Slater came with his parents to this
country in 1852 and settled in Car
thage, 111. In 1862 he enlisted in the
army, serving three years and six
months. On May 6, 1862, he was
united in marriage to Emxnaretta
Mack of Carthage. To this union was
born five children, four of whom
with the widow, survive: Wm. H.,
Evansville, Ind. Mary Louise, of
Chicago Mrs. C. G. Kelso of Spring
field, Mo., Mrs. J. J. Welch of this
city and the late Robert M. Sleater.
There are also six grandchildren and
two great grandchildren. He is also
survived by two sisters, Mrs. Louisa
Mills and Mrs. Mary Sperry of Salt
IAke City, Utah. Mr. Sleater removed
to Chicago in 1893, where he remained
until the time of his death. The body
was brought to Garthage Saturday
morning and laid to rest at the Old
cemetery in this city, Sunday at 2 p.
m. Mrs. Sleatbr, Miss Mary Louise,
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Kelso and Mrs.
Welch, who was in Chicago with her
father, accompanied the remains here.
The funeral services were held from
the home in Chicago.
Mr. S. Ed. Riley was born in Ad
ams county, November 24, 1860, and
passed away at his home in Minne
apolis, December 21, 1916. aged 56
years. 27 days. He was the son of
William and Hannah Riley. The
body arrived In this city Saturday
evening, accompanied by the wife
and son and daughter of the deceased,
and brought to the Hearne undertak
ing parlors. Burial waS in Moss
Ridge cemetery at 10:30 a. m. Sun
day morning, a short service^ being
held at the grave, conducted by Chas.
J. Scofleld. Mr. and Mrs. Riley united
with the Christian church in this
city about 1893, Judge Scofield having
immersed both of them at that time.
Mr. Riley lived in Hancock county for
many years, having located in Minne
apolis about eighteen years ago,
where he was employed as bookkeep
er by a leading business house. Mr.
Rifcy is a brother of Suprrvisor D. I.
Ri'y of
Durham township.
,ct one of "Katlnka." Musical Corned* succe~ to be seen the Grand Friday evening. December a.
Miss Josephine Meals, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J.
Meals, of this city,
and Mr.- R. J. Hunsaker, of Stroms
burg, Neb., were married in Stroms
burg, December 8. Miss Meals has
been in Stromsburg for some time,
where she met Mr. Hunsaker. They
came to this city on their wedding
trip, departing last evening for their
John Sample of this city, received
a telegram December 13, announcing
the death of his sister, Mrs. Sarah
M. Foy, of Whitewater, Kan., the re
sult of an operation. Mrs. Foy lived
in Hancock county for a number of
years and is widely known. She was
born in Lancaster county, Pennsyl
vania, March 18, 1841. Funeral and
interment took place in Whitewater.
She is survived by four sons and one
daughter, beside her husband.
The remains of Mr. Sleator and Mr.
Riley would have arrived in Carthage
on the same train, but for the mis
connection of the Rock Island at Bur
lington, with the Carthage branch.
About twenty-five years ago these two
gentlemen were in .business at Adrian,
both conducting stores in that town
and both having left there for larger
cities at about the same time and it
seems strange that their deaths should
have occurred in such close proximity
and they have been buried in the old
home on the same day.
Mesdames Wm. H. Hartaell, C. J.
^Bcofield and Lillian Barnes enter
tained their Sunday school clasB at
the Hartzell home on Friday evening,
there being about' forty present. Each
member of the class was requested to
bring a five cent present and these
were all taken care of by the hostesses
and later the guests made a draw,
and then exchanged gifts, which cre
ated much merriment. Each one pres
ent was to talk to everyone In the
house and thus everyone soon became
acquainted with all present and the
evening was spent in a joyful man
ner. Refreshments of pop corn balls,
apples and several kinds of candy
were served.
Hancock County Probate Court Pro
In the matter of the estate of Phoebe
E. Duncan, deceased, inventory filed
by Jacob S. Palmnr, as administrator.
Lot 6 in Blk. 22 in CHttrra's Addition
to Hamilton and the interest of de
ceased in the estate of BenJSmin R.
Bennet, deceased, now in course of ad
In the matter of the estate of
James Burling, deceased. Petition
by Rebecca Burling, for letter of ad
ministration, recites that he died
leaving real estate and consisting of
about 400 acres of land. Also per
sonal property of the value of about
$•4,500. That he left Rebecca Burling,
as his widow, and George A. Bur
ling, Julia M. Stump, Alice E. Sinele,
Harry L. Burling and Herman B. Bur
ling as his children and heirs. That
letters issued to Rebecca Burling as
administratrix. That she gave bond
in the sum of $9,000 with George A.
Burling, Harry L. Burling and Julia
M. Stump as sureties. Bond approved.
In the matter of the estate of Ern
est E. Hopkins, deceased. Inventory
filed by Minerva A. Hopkins as execu
trix. 60 acres east side NW}4 section
15 and 37V6 acres north side of east
100 acres of SW% Section 15, also 3
rods off north end of 62 Vfc acres, off
east 100 acres pf of section 15
In 6-6. Also personal property con
sisting of $49.35 cash and note of Ce
cil Hopkins, $1.*45.69, inventoried
as belonging to said estate. Amount
of appraisement bill, $938. Widow's
award fixed at $1,500.
In the matter of the estate of Har
rletta^R. Wood, deceased. Order ap
proving distribution made by NIra A.
Robinson and Florence A. Robinson,
as the executrix of said estate, and
discharging said executrixes.
In the matter of the estate of Jas.
M. Campbell, deceased. Claims al
lowed aggregating $287,25. Total
amount of appraisement bill, $173.
In the matter of the report of Geo.
Graff, guardian of Elwyn. Vernice,
Hubert and Grace Trueliart. Amount
received $4,621.22 Paid out $514.85.
Balance on hand $4,106.37. Report ap
In the matter of the final report of
Earl W. Wood, guardian of Kenneth
Robert Wilson. Amount received.
$384.96 paid out $384.96. Report ap
proved and guardian discharged.
In the matter of the estate of Omar
Reed, deceased. Order fixing Janu
ary term 1917 as the ajustment term.
Casius M. Reed, administrator.
Plan Is on Foot to Have Legislature
Appropriate Money for Their
Iowa civil war veterans who fought
in the Vicksburg campaign and vet
erftns from other states who fought
In that campaign and who now live in
Iowa, have the opportunity of going to
the dedication of the Vicksburg na
tional park next October. The legis
lature of the state is going to be ask
'ed to make an appropriation to take
the soldiers to the historic battlefield,
as the following letter shows:
Doubtless many of the veterans of
the civil war now living in Iowa are
not aware that a movement, is on foot
and well advanced towards comple
tion, to hold a grand peace jubilee in
the Vicksburg national park, October
16, 17, 18 and 19, 1917, at which every
veteran living in Iowa, no matter
from which state he served, who took
part in the campaign of the siege and
-Uv 1T
Large production makes our selling prices small.
Don't stay stuffed-up! Quit blow
ing and snuffling! Ease your throb
bing head—nothing else in the world
gives such prompt relief as "Pape's
Cold Compound," which costs only 25
cents at any drug store. It acts with
out assistance, tastes nice, and
causes no inconvenience. Accept no
capture of Vicksburg will be entitled
to attend.
Veterans, union or confederate, no
matter as to place of service, are eli
gible and will be entertained while in
attendance, for which the government
has appropriated $150,000, Dut if they
did not Participate in the campaign,
they will pay their own railroad fafe.
The plan devised by the council of
administration of the association, of
which Comrade E. J. C. Bealer of
Cedar Rapids, has been appointed by
the governor a, member, is to go to
the legislatures of the different states
who had organizations in the cam
paign and petition them to make ap
propriations to pay the transportation
of the veterans from his home to
Vicksburg and return. To accomplish
this it is necessary:
First: To learn how many veter
ans are residing in the state who took
part in ihe campaign, from which state
they served, their names, postofflce
address, the organization they be
longed to and the probability of at
Second: To properly present the
matter to the legislature and ask for
the necessary approprlatoin the above
required information must be filed
with the secretary not later than
March 15th, 1917, otherwise you will
not be eligible for transportation.
The chairman suggests that the
Grand Army poet take the matter "P
at their meetings, and also request the
press throughout the state to give the
matter as much publicity as possibe
through their papers. To facilitate the
procuring the names of elegibles, com
rades are urged that when notice of
this matter comes to their attention,
and they hope to attend, to immed
iately fill out the form and mail to
the secretary:
Char. Council of Admr. for Iowa, Cedar
Rapids, Iowa,
Address all appliatlons to
J. O. STEWART, Sec y.,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
It is the man at the little end of
the horn who Is either applauded or
hooted by the audience.
Commonplace simplicity marks the great
ness of the Ford.
Simple in design—anyone can quickly un
derstand it.
Simple in construction—and every part a
bulwark of strength.
Simple in operation—anyone can operate it.
Simple to maintain—anyone can oare for it.
T. R. Bartholomew
1317 MAIN PHONE 309
Your cold will break and all grippe
misery end after taking a dose of
"Pape's Cold Compound" every two
hours until three doses are taken.
It promptly opens clogged-up nos
trils and air passages In the bead,
stops nasty discbarge or nose run
ning, relieves sick headche, dullness,
feverlshness, sore throat, sneezing,
soreness and stiffness.
Notice is hereby given of the in«
corporation of the McManus Quarfiea
Company, a corporation whose prin
cipal place of business is in the city
of Keokuk, i^ee County, Iowa, rha
general nature of the business to b«
transacted by said corporation is to
purchase, mine, quarry, cut, crush
and prepare for market, limestone
and other stones and manufacture
the same into various products there*
of and transport and sell the earns
and to acquire, hold and*toell quarries
and other real estate and to have,
maintain and operate the necessary,
tools,' appliances and plant, also to
carry on general- contracting business
and to excavate, grade, pave and con*
struct, sewers, bridges, buildings.'
railroads, highways and public and'
private works of all kinds and to
enter Into, make, perform and carry
out contracts incident to the sajd
business and also to acquire and sell'
real estate and personal property in
the furthering of its objects' and
shall have the right to purchas,e hold
and sell of its own capital stock and
borrow money to carry on the cor«
porate business.
The amount of authorized capital
stock of said corporation is one hun
dred thousand dollars ($100,000.00)
divided into six hundred (600) shared
of common stock and 'our hundred
(400) shares of preferred stock of tua
par value of one hundred dollars
($100.00) per share, but if not out'
standing as preferred stock, th«
Board of Directors may issue it as
common stock. Said stock to be is*
sued at such times and under such
conditions as the Bdard of Directors
shall determine. All stock must ba
paid for In cash or in property or
other things of value approved by ths
Executive Council of the State ot
Iowa under the provisions of Section
1641-B of Code Supplement of 1907
and any amendments thereto.
The corporation commenced busi
ness on the late that Its certificate
of incorporation was issued by the
Secretary of State, to-wit, December
1, 1916, and shall terminate twenty
years from said date unless sooner
dissolved by a three-fourths vote in
interest of its stockholders.
The affairs of said corporation are
to be conducted by a board of three
Directors and the officers shall be a
President, Vice President. Secretary
and Treasurer. The Directors shall
be eVected by a majority vote in in
terest of the stockholders at the an*
nual meeting in each year and the
officers shall be elected by the Board
of Directors in such manner.as they
may see fit or asv may be provided
for by the by-laws of the corporation.
The officers and directors shall hold
office for the term of one year or
until their successors are selected
and have qualified. The Board of
Directors may fill an vacancies occur
ring in its membership between tb*
annual elections, by appointment.
Until the annual meeting of tTle stock
holders in the year 1918, the follow
ing persons shall constitute the Board
of Directors: E. P. McSfanus, J. W.
Downey and J. C. McManus, all of
Keokuk, Iowa, and the following sha'l
be officers E. P. McManus, president
and treasurer J. W. Downey, vice
president T. McManus, secretary.
The highest amount of Indebtedness
to which the corporation shall ai any
time subject itself shall not exceed
two-thirds of its paid up and outstand
ing capital stock.
The private property of stockhold
ers is to be ex mpt from liability fo*
corporate debts.
The articles of Incorporation of
said corporation are recorded in the
office of the Recorder of Lee County,
Iowa, at Keokuk, in Incorporation
Record 45. on Page 143 and in lae
office of the Secretary of State, of
the State of Iowa, at Des Moines, In
Book Y-5, Page 29 and said articles
are made a part of this notice by
Dated, Keokuk, Iowa, December 7,
Office 323 Blondeau St.
Phone 1411.
Office hours 9 to 12 a. m„ 2 to 5 ».
m.. 7 to 8 p. m.
Other hours and Sunday by appoint

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