Call Black 616 sen
ior Society Editor.
Married at Fort Madison.
I yesterday at Fort Madison occurred
to marriage oil Miss Ida McDonald
•and Mr. C. C. Baldock of Keokuk,
filie Fort Madison Gem City has the
Itilowing to say of the nuptials:
fc arftb a simple but impressive cere
ilony Miss Ida McDonald of this city
ad Mr. C. C. Baldock of Keokuk
jgtQ united in marriage at 10
-ftlock this morning at the parson
IJie of the First M. E. church, the
Newton performing the
,Tbe bride was attired in a hand
na suit of dark green broadcloth
LSth hat of corresponding color. Fol
llBirfng the services a reception WAS
[ield at the home of the bride's sls
|ttr Mrs. L. hf Kennedy, 420 Second
litreet, and at noon a sumptuous
Iwedding dinner was served. The holl
Itff colors, red and green, were at
firactively carried out in the table
The bride is the youngest daugh
of Mr. M. McDonald, 310 Arch
well known in this city.
Ifbe groom is the Bon of Mrs. Martha
Ijgridock of Keokuk and he is em
ployed as linotype operator for The
ffltte City, and has numerous friends
frtose congratulations he has, to
fitter with the good wishes attend
the bride from a large circle of
.-friends and acquaintances.
They will make their home in
tKeokuk at 802 Blondeau street, the
itame being furnished and ready for
Y. W, C. A. Kensington.
^Pre social committee of the Y. W.
A. will hold its regular monthly
Itoosington tomorrow afternoon from
to 5 o'clock in the Y. W. C. A. audl
Jlorinm. All women of the city are
|»ery cordially invited. An attractive
program' has been arranged and will
Iteclude tbe following: piano solo. Miss
tCwrgla Schell: a Christmas exercise
|Knth AUing, reader, assisted by Misses
filtrilda DeJong, Edna Nelson and
bladys Wells vocal solo. Miss Greta
?john reading by Miss Helen Pond,
an instrumental trio, Misses
father Weyer, Dorothy anfl Margaret
pUdrlch. Following the program, re
flrwhments will be served.
Elks Party New Years.
New Year's nljht, Keokuk Lodge of
will entertain at their annual
__ acing party in their home at Sixth
SUM Blondeau streets. This Is one of
ftbe principal events of the Christmas
flolfday social season, and the club
expects to outdo former efforts
tthis year's party A number of Inter
esting features bitvo been pliuined
[for the event, and as usual there
1*111 be a big urcwi invited guests
(or the ball.
Fortnightly Club Dance.
I The Fortniehtly Dancing club will
fjflve a supper-dance on the evening of
(Saturday, January 6. The supper will
Sep served In the banquet room adjoin
ing the -ball room and there will be
[dancing between courses. All mem
]liers who can attend the dance are
Inked to notify either Mrs. Mjrrle Bak
l«r of Mrs Harry M. Phillips not later
(than January 1.
Mrs. Samuel McQuade will entertain
flbe Missionary society of the Second
[Presbyterian church on Friday after
|oopn at her home on Estes street.
Ladies Art Society.
The Ladies Art society of St. Paul's
^German Kvangelical church will hold
It social meeting tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock in St. Paul's hall. Tbe
election of officers will be held at this
W. R. C. Meeting.
The Woman's Relief Corps will hold
i'lts regular meeting in Cameron's hall
tomorrow afternoon at half past two
Volunteers to Meet.
The Volunteers will held a meeting
_Eln the girls' club room of the Y. W. C.
|-:A. on Thursday evening at 7 o'clock.
Euchre Club Meeting.
The Thursday Euchre club will be
entertained tomorrow afternoon by
Mrs. Chester Wells at her home, 1127
Married In Burlington.
Miss Alma I. Ross, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Ross, 622 Des
Moines street, and Clarence H. Mars,
of this city,, were married in Burling-
ton Saturday afternoon. The cere
mony was performed at 1:30 o'cloc«c
by Rev. Naboth Osborne, pastor of
the Congregational church, at the
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Clark of this
city, the latter a sister of the bride,
Were the attendants at the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Mars returned to Keo
kuk Sunday afternoon. They were
®et at Montrose by an automobile
party and came the rest of the way
The bride is a popular Keokuk
young woman and has a host of
friends here. Mr. Mars is assistant
to C. B. Johannes, proprietor ot the
Tri-State Dental Laboratories here.
He came to Keokuk a year ago from
St. Paul. Friends of both are ex
tending to them their heartiest con
They will make their home for the
Present at 622 Des Moines street.
There is nothing slow about Mary
Warren of Salt Lake City. Prvty
Ud dark-eyed, demure, experienced
at 26, she had shaken off three hus
bands and was about to annex the
fourth when the law stepped in. Re
versing the ancient m»»trimoiiiai
Biethods of Sa'.t Lake shocks modern
law and social custom.
'16 JwBDNESDAT DEC. 27, 'IP P?f
—The funeral of the late Mrs. Clara
Josephine Linstriim was 2ield this aft
ernoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home,
1629 Exchange street. Interment was
made in the vault In Oakland ceme
—25 lbs. sugar |l.So 2 lbs. navy
beans 25c, 2 lbs. mincemeat 25c, 4 lbs.
'prepared buckwheat flour 25c, Kel
jlogg's 15c bran, 2 for 25c at Chas.
Higham, 1128 Johnson St Phone black
1038. All orders over |i delivered.
Professor Walton of the faculty of
the University of Wisconsin, came
home with Edwin F. Eider and spent
Christmas a guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.
D. A. Uhler and B. N. Lovelace left
today for Monmouth, III., to attend
che annual convention of the Illinois
Bankers Life asoclatlon, Mr. Love
lace will address the convention to
MAN IS DEAD
Alfred Ballentlne Who Worked In K.
A W. Offices Here, Died In
Word has been received in Keokuk
of the death of Alfred Ballentlne, a
former employe in the Keokuk and
Western railroad company's offices
here. Mr. Bellentine who was secre
tary of the Moht-Holsteln Commission
company at Milwaukee, was found
dead in bed last Saturday- His death
was said to be due to strain caused
by the panic which reigned on the
Milwaukee board of trade at Ger
many's peace proposals. Mr. Ballen
tlne worked in the K. & W. offices at
the time Alex MoCrea was manager.
Civil Service Test# to Secure Elig
ibles in Typewriting and
An examination, open to men only
in stenography and typewriting, will
be conducted at Keokuk at the post
office building on January 9. The ex
amination is to secure eligibles for
Vacancies In government jweitlons.
The examination will be open only to
A number of appointments have
•been given to Keokuk ellgroles in this
service, and there w411 be vacancies
which are to be filled from this
eligible list. There are good chances
of Keokuk men landing these places,
and it is hoped that there will be a
large number to qualify.
Information concerning the examin
ations can be secured at the local
Calm on All Fronts.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
PARIS, Dec. 27.—Calm on all fronts
was reported by the war office state
Birth of "Vaudeville."
New York Sun: James Mclntyre of
the firm of Mclntyre and Heath, now
appearing in the "Show of Wonders"
at the Winter Garden, claims that the
French word vaudeville In the sense
of a "variety show" was made use of
for the nrst time in San Antonio,
Texas, in 1874. Up to that time San
Antonio was not yet reached by rail,
and so performers had to take a stage
at Austin. And yet in that far away
Will Meet Tomorrow.
The Ladles' Aid society of 'he Swe
dish M. E. church will m'.'t -ti'n-or
row afternoon .u h? home of Miss
Anna Anderson, 303 South First
corner of the world he found that the
place where he and his partner were
to appear bore the sign, not electric,
•of course, Harris's Vaudeville Theatre.
[Mclntyre and Heath joined forces at
•this far away vaudeville theatre away
back forty-two years ago. This use
of vaudeville, instead of variety, in
terested young Mclntyre, and so he
'asked Mr. Harris why the name vaude
ville. which he had been told was used
in France to indicate a light musical
piece. Mr. Harris replied that he
never liked the name variety, and
casting about for a better name had
hit upon vaudeville, which had been
suggested to him by a "variety per
former" who had come that way via
ithe stage on the way to California.
This performer, who had been in
'France, had told Harris that vaude
ville meant "a ballad or topical song,
something li*ht and merry," and that
it was Just the right word to replace
variety, whicll was commonplace.
The Old Home Paper.
Alden Times: The "old home pa
per" is a letter writing saver. Did
vou ever stop to think what a great
labor saver the home paper is, as a
means of communication with absent
friends? "Write to me often," is the
last command the one breaking away
from ties so often gives to those left
behind. In the rush and hurry of
every day, very few people nowadays
have time to devote to correspond
ence of leisurely kind the people of
other days kept with unvarying pnet
uality. And there is where the home
paper saves a world of trouble. It is
much better, too, for it contains much
that a letter would not. Items of in
terest are In it that the writer might
not know of or overlook. It is won
derful how eagerly one devours a
home paper when a stranger In a
strange land. Even the people you
did not know intimately while at
home, become an absorbing interest
to your when you read that they have
died or married, or figured otherwise
.. In home affairs. If there is someone
in your family away try and send
them the paper regularly and a let
I ter occasionally and see if they do
not appreciate the favor of the paper.
Sir Ian Hamilton, the celebrated
British military commander, is the
author of numerous poems that havr
been published under various pea
Mrs. Margaret Hambelton of This
City, Succumbed to Opera
ILL SEVERAL MONTHS
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Harmon and
son Joseph of Des Moines, are spend
ing the holidays'with Mr. and Mrs. R.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Rollins, of
Kansas City are here visiting Mrs.
Rollins' parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
She Was the Daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob B. Park and Leaves
Husband and Young
Mrs. Margaret Hambelton, 111 Bank
street, this city," passed away in a
hospital at Centervllle, Iowa, at 10
o'clock this morning. Mrs. Hambel
ton was taken to the hospital last
week from this city and was operated
upon yesterday. She had been 111
for several months.
She is survived by her husband,!
five years ago. She was a member
of the Methodist Protestant church
and of the Knights and Ladies of Se
curity and Maccabees. The funeral
arrangements are not known here.
Ketchel Laid Out.
['United Press Leased Wire Service]
ST. LOUIS. Dec. 27.—Ernest Beatt
champ laid out Dan Ketchel in the
fifth round in their mill here last
Used Liquor In Sprinkler.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 27.—For sev
eral hours today the business sections
of Phoenix smelled like a distillery,
because 500 gallons of liquor were
useed to sprinkle the streets.
This unique method of destroying
$20,000 worth of liquor was ordered
by Superior Judge Sanford as the new
prohibition law provides for the seiz
ure of all contraband liquor.
Police kept people back from the
liquor-tilled water wagon as it spread
its mixed cargo of beer, whiskey and
wine on the pavement.
Chess Record Broken.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec. 27.—
You may not make as much money
as the above, mentioned financiers,
Bays Barber, but you are sure to
make money if you exercise nerve,
foresight and care. The way is
through wise investment.
Woolworth, who put up the fifty
in New York
and who has stores all over the coun
try made his money by investing
own h-ri—1 H* Birtt BMW
.. ~v.iv r*" -I- T„y r- Stif
DAJLL1 (jATK U1T3T
Carranzlsta Garrisons Revolted and
Left to Join Villa After Robbing
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
EL'PASO, Texas, Dec. 27.—Thfe Car
lanzlsta garrisons at ElOro and Magis
tral revolted on December 21, looted
the towns and started to Join Villa, ac
cording to advices received Jy United
States authorities here today. Word
of the revolt was brought to the bor
der by a messenger sent by a foreign
er at Magistral.
The last party of Americans re
maining in this part of Mexico, fled
from Magistral where American in-
terestB have large mines, after the
revolt and reached Torreon before
the latter city was captured by Villa.
Since that time nothing has been
heard from them although mining
company officials here believe they
escaped with other Americans toward
Seven Americans were in the par
ty, all mining men, including W. A.
Kirchner and son Carl of Pittsburgh,
Pa. Two Americans, L. H. Seigler
and C. E. Winn, both of Pittsburgh,
remained behind at the mine. Magis
tral is about one hundred miles south
east of Parral. Pittsburgh capitalists
have large mining properties there.
Federal agents here obtained re
ports today that the Carranzista gar
rison at San Luis Potosi had revolted
Mayne Hambelton, a local carpenter ports that the town had been cap
a son, J. B. Hambelton her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. .Jacob B. Park, the
former night captain of police, and
the following sisters: Mrs. H. F. Mc
Connell, Cambria, Iowa Mrs. W.
iMinnium, Colorado Mrs. Nellie Bas
tean, and Miss Grace Park, Keokuk.
gone over to Villa, starting re-
tured by bandits.
Military Training in Schools.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
CHICAGO, Dec. 27.—The first big
American city to adopt military train
ing in its schools, Chicago, was as-
Mrs. Hambelton formerly ljved at today by its educational execu
Centerville, but came to Keokuk about
fnr tho wnrk
tives that plans for the work will be
launched at once.
Definite action was scheduled to
follow the assignment by the war de
partment of Captain E. Z. Steever,
IT. S. A., originator of the "Wyoming
Protest against the decision of the
Ten Years In Prison.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
SAN FRANCISCO, Diec. 27.—Ed
ward Von Kahlden. who robbed a Mis
sion bank of $8,000 in gold recently
and fled in an auto, was sentenced
today to serve ten years in Folsom
prison. The prisoner's counsel plead
ed in vain for a new trial on th«
ground of incompetency.
Von Wahlden's home is in Cincin
Back at Edwardvllle, N. J., the Red
Men pulled off a banquet for big and
little feeders. A1 Luff led the former I
class, having absorbed seven ham
sandwiches, throe Swiss cheese Bard
wiches, six 11 burger cheese said-
Frank J. Marshall, American chess wiches, three cups of coffco and three
champion, today holds a new record, glasses of lemonade. "Don't tell
Marshall played 12 opponents slmul- mother," he whispered, as the DOSS
taneously, breaking his own record of Red Man stuck the championship
105 contests played at one time. stickpin on AL's cravat, "she mlgh*
not serve my bedtime lunch."
—Subscribe for The Gate City.
HOW AMERICAN MILLIONAIRES ARE MADE
Yon can make money in the same
iray the Rockefellers, Morgans,
Astors, Duponts, Schwabs, Vander
bilts and others do, is the theme of
a new book on making money make
money, which is1 attracting wide at
tention of bankers and those who
bank with them. The author, H. L.
Barber, of Chicago, takes a "wallop"
at the popular idea that the savings
bank route is the only way to wealth.
saved his first few hundred in a sav
ings bank but it was investing it
that made him the rich man that he
is. Likewise, says Barber, "had the
first John Jacob Astor been content
ed to toil and slave and merely lend
his money, there would have been no
stupendous Astor fortune to dis
tinguish the name. Had Andrew
Carnegie invested his savings in
bonds drawing a certain interest, he
wotild not have become one of the
country's richest i.ien. Had John B.
Rockefeller been merely a hoarder
and lender of money the country
might yet be paying many times the
present prices for oil."
Make Your Money Work.
In other words, Barber says that
to make money make money it must
be given a chance to work for
THEAT BY MOOSE
Keokuk Lodge Host to the Kiddies of
the City This Afternoon at
After Pictures and Songs, Santa Claus
Packages Were Distributed
to the Little
The world of pleasure for the kid
dies revolved about the Hippodrome
theatre this afternoon, where the
annual Christmas treat of the Ixjyal
Order of Moose was being given.
There were hundreds of youngsters
who packed the theatre to see the
pictures, hear the musical program
and a couple of short talks, and to
enjoy the Christmas treat from Santa!
The Moose lodge as special emis
saries of old Saint Nick, planned the
treat as a special celebration for the
kiddles of Keokuk and especially for
those who might not have had a
visit from old Santa.
The youngsters arrived early—
depend on them for that. And they I
were smiling and eager. Some of
them were so small that a bigger
sister or mother, no less eager than
they were, had to come with them
plan," to have charge of the lnstruc-1 The main floor of the theatre was
tion here. Later It is expected that fined early, and the balconies were
Steever will extend his activities to fuied.
high schools in other Illinois cities The children were welcomed by
near Chicago. members of the lodge, and were made
places were found for all of them,
school authorities was expected from theatre management. There were
At the conclusion of the program,
the packages which had been left by
special arrangement with old Santa,
were distributed to the children.
Playing billlurdp IB one of William
J. Bryan's favorite recreation-.! and
his friends declare that he is some
thing of an expert at the game.
Pennsylvania pays a bounty of f6
for wildcat skins and is doing consid
erable business in that line. Besides
the state is getting a free sideline of
plain catskins, which sports attempt
to push over for $6 each. Nothing
ployed has such tremendous genera
tive power, he says, that it may be
literally compared to Australian rab
bits which overrun that continent is
a result of half a dozen brought
there less than half a century ago.
"What do we find in the strong
box of the banker?" he asks. "Bondaj
only? No! Stocks, stocks in score^
of businesses, splendid investments inj
institutions that have grown from)
littleness until today they are pow-4
ers in their respective fields and pay
ing princely dividends."
He adds that some of these banks
have paid their stockholders as hieh
as forty per cent dividends while the
investors, whose money has earned
this dividend, get only three per cent
annually. In other words, says the
instead of work-
owner—it must be invested in safe. fellow who reaps the reward whi
thus rightly em-1
Sou should haye for yourseii.
is wortang fot the otJi
by the lodge folios and the.DFfl
cheers and shouts of laughter as the
curtain was raised and the pictures
began. There were seven reels of
pictures, two of them of comic pic
tures. Between the pictures, Miss,
Ward and Miss Stadler sang songs,
and Father J. W. Gillespie of St.
Peter's, and Dr. Frank G. Beardsley,
of the First Congregational church,
made short talks.
Your choice of any trim
med or untrimmed velvet
hat in stock
Included in this show
ing area variety of shapes
in several colors, formerly
priced from $2 up to $8.50
All gold and silver lace
hats, especially pretty for
evening wear, originally
priced up to $9.50
Choice Special $3.98
HERE IS GOOD
Report on Last Samples Sent for Analy
sis is Received This
The following letter was received
by City Physician Dr. C. H. Fegois
this afternoon from Henry Albert,
Dr. C. H. Fegers, Keokuk, Iowa:
I enclose our report upon water
sample No. 3,498 which was tak
en from a faucet supplied by the
city mains on December 18. The
bacterial count from this sample
Is low, and although two acid col
onies were found In 1 cubic cen
timeter of the water the absence
of gas formers in 1 cubic centi
meter renders this information of
small sanitary importance.
I consider the water of fair
quality and not to be ranked un
satisfactory in the light of ex
amination of this sample.
From the above it Is evident that
local water Is in good condition and
that it Is perfectly safe to use it.
New York Stocks.
•American Car & Foundry 66
American Locomotive 78%
American Smelter (common) .. IMM
American Tel. and Telg. Co. ..i 125
Baltimore & Ohio 84Vg
Canadian Pacific 167
Chesapeake & Ohio 65%
Erie, common 34%
General Electric 168%
Illinois Central 10€'/i
Lehigh Valley 80
Maxwell, com 47%
Missouri Pacific 17
Northern Pacific HO^i
Southern Pacific 98
Union Pacific ..7 148
I'nited States Steel, com 107%
Utah Copper 102%
Western Union 37
Willys Overland 37^4
arrived. When skies are gray and
the north wind snorts, the innocent
Is correspohdingly congealed albeit
the mercury is peering out of the
fifth-story window. Thermometers
are wonderful Institutions
larly adapted tc making people cold
when they aren't. That Is
FAGE THREE *j$|
WANTED—By woman, a warm fur
nished room In house centrally lo-'
cated on north side. Address "F. W."*
care Gate City.
I WANTED—Partner with $500 or $600
to help promote first class home In
jdustry. Guaranteed protection. Splen
did Investment for the capital that will
pay handsome return. You can devote
all or spare time and handle financial
end of business. Act promptly if in
terested. Address P. W„ care Gate,
WANTED—Man and wife to work on
farm, .address A, this office.
WANTED—Second band soft coal
heating stove In good condition.
Must be cheap. Miller the Shoe Man. .•
^WANTED—Girl to clerk and assist In
bookkeeping. Address P. B., this of
WANTED—To buy or rent house with
from 10 to 20 acres of land suitable
for poultry farm. Address "B" care
WANTED—A dishwasher at Wit-'
tich's restaurant. 28 South Fifth.
WANTED—A reliable colored girl
wants general house work by day
week. Phone Black 1731.
FOR RENT—Modern furnished rooms.
FOR RENT—No. 902 North Twelfth.
six room cottage, city water and
electric light. John Tumelty.
FOR RENT—Light housekeeping
rooms, modern, close In, light, heat,
water, bath, 315 Blondeau.
FOR RENT—Seven room house, gas.
bath, new steair plant, excellent
neighborhood, fclfl North Thirteenth.
Apply G. A. Hs8bell, 201 Main.
FOR RENT—Beautifully furnished
apartment for housekeeping. 727
N. 9th St. Phone Black 1330.
FOR RENT—5 room house in good
order. Close in. Enquire 602 Con
cert or phone Red 723.
FOR RENT—Five room modern house,
close In. Furnace and electric
lights. A. M. Wyllie.
FOR RENT—Furnished room, all mod
ern, dose in. Phon® Black 1242.
FOR SALE—The entire machine shop
equipment, lathes, planers, drill
presses, key-seater, oxy-acetyelene
welding outfit, forge and anvil, gaso
line storage outfit, auto ambulance
truck, stock of supplies, etc. Will also,
lease buildings. Pelton Gasoline En
gine Works, Lyons, Iowa.
FOR SALE—One fine used upright
piano, $143.00. one used Klmbal up
right, $107.00, one Whitney walnut
case, very slightly used, at $187.00.
Terms if desired. Duncan-Schell
FOR SALE—Frame garage. Can eas
ily be moved. Light oak, four-draw
er, letter-size cabinet. A. M. Wyllie.
FOR SALE—Wood, big load, flawed
stove length, one dollar. Phone 294.
MEN—Our Illustrated catalogue
coal companies are generally so
eager to give them away as souve
nirs, no doubt. A properly aujusted
thermometer will do more to boost
the retail coal industry than all the
Zero Weather Psychology.
Omaha World-Herald: Zero weath
er like lots ,if other things, is worst
at first. More than that, it is all
hooked up with psychology and simi-1 blizzards that over raged.
lar stuff. There are very few people
who can tell whether they are really The oldest member of the house ol
suffering with the cold until they representatives in'the sixty-fifth con
have consulted a thermometer. When press will le General Isaac R. Sher»
the sun shines ana the wind is pas- wood of the ninth Ohio district, who
sive, your ordinary hot house plant! Is now In his eighty-second year,
will' prance around the streets with San Francisco prides itself in orig
the gingery stride of a debutante try-1 Jnating all the new ideas of govern
ing to get within range of all the ment worth while. Still the city was
heirs apparent in one evening—cheer-: obliged to Import a man to show the
fully unaware that Old Doc Zero has
natives how to solve tbe garbage
problem. Humiliation haunts the
The Half-Nickel's Name.
?iIinneapolis Journal: No name has
partlcu-' been suggested for the two-and-a-hair
cent piece, if It Is coined. As It is half
why the a jitney, why not call it a jit?
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ADDRESS MAIL TO 31814 JEFFERSON ST„ BURLINGTON, IA.
plains how we teach the barbel
trade quickly, mailed free. Moler
Barber College. St. Louis, Mo.
LOST—Man's new overcoat, bunch o(
Wabash keys in pocket. Return to
this office. Reward.
LOST—Silver friendship bracelet o(
ten links. Return to this office. Re
LOST—Large breast-pin, decorated
with painting of Beppo, the Italian
boy and enclosed in gold frame. Re
turn to Miss Sallie Smythe, 720 Mor«
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