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I PARE CTOHT B'* *Wr" I AteNeW Yeiai* Resolution The Depositors Weekly Savings Club of the State Central Savings Bank is Bpen for new accounts every bus iness day in the year, a particular ly good time for joining the CLUB is the NEW YEAR SEASON. GOOD RESOLUTIONS are in order. Any card issued up to and including Jan uary 13,1917 if properly filled, can be cashed with Interest after Dec. 15th 1917 INVEST YOUR Christmas Money IN A— LASTING TOKEN RENAUD'S Jewelry Store "Where your Dollar Does Full Duty" Vulcan Odorless For That Cold Room Three sizes to select from Priced $3.50, $4.50 and $5 This Includes 8 feet of Gas Tub ing and Hose Connection. Keokuk Electric Co. SOO Main Rhone 7SO Get Your Bills all in One Place We will loan you the money to do this. Money loaned in amounts from $5 to $150 on Household Goods, Pia'nos, Horsss, Etc. Lowest rates in Keokuk. Our agent Is in your city every WED NESDAY, and he will call and explain our various plans on Money. Write to BURLINGTON LOAN COMPANY 34 Parsons Blk. Burlington, Iowa We Loan under the provisions of the new law. BILLIARDS AND BOWLINO. FOR SALE—Bllllara tables, brand Hew, carom and pocket, with complete outfit, 91% second haaA tables at reduced price*. Eesy pajnenta. Cigar •tore, drug, delicatessen and soda .fountain fixtures. The Brunswick Balke-Collender Co.. Davenport, Iowa. C. Sanders, scent, 218 Harrison at. Do you feed oats? If you do, we wish you to know we have the finest oats grown— large, full and clean. They rep resent real economy. All our other feed, too, is specially selected and we will prove moat satisfying in every way. If you want to re duce your feed bills we'll be pleas ed to show you how to do it. Win. Sehaeier Coal Co. 1111 Main. Phone 883 Jap Ship Aground. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] TOKIO, Dec —The steampship Sankaku Mara is aground off Ch«-f««o with crew an-I i.iigveng^r* totaling 400. The Position ot.he ve*4 tn-iaj was raid io b«- 'hopeless." Two Americans are among the S^ckalra'a passengers -VV.:V..., v. -VV I PASSED AWAY AT ADVANCED AGE Mrs. Marshall Hammond. Resident of Keokuk for Nearly Half a Cen tury, Died Early Today. Mrs. Josephine Hammond, colored, a resident of Keokuk for nearly a bait century, died at St. Joseph's hospital this morning. She had been living at the hospital for nearly a year. Death was the result of old age, the deced ent being past eighty. Mrs. Hammond was born at Cape •Girardeau, Missouri and spent her early life there. While here she was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic church and will be hurled from there. She had many friends throughout the city who will learn with regret of her death. She Is survived by her husband, Marshall Hammond, who also lives at the hospital. He Is ninety-four years of age and blind. There Is also a sister at Cape Girardeau and a nephew, John Redfern, living in Pe oria, Illinois. SOLDIERS WILL HAVE CLOTHES Adj. Gen. Logan Denies Reports That Militiamen Will Not Have Suits for Homecoming. DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 27.—In a statement Issued today by Adjutant General Guy E. Logan of the Iowa na tional guard, he denied published re ports that the guardsmen now encamp ed at Fort Des Moines to be mustered out of the federal service, would be sent home without their clothing, "When mustered out of the federal service, the men will become state sol diers again," the adjutant general said, "and will wear their uniforms to their home stations where the cloth ing will be turned over to the com pany commanders and charged against the war department's apportionment of clothing to the Iowa guards." TWO BROTHERS DIED OF BURNS Left Alone in Home Which was De stroyed by Fire During Middle of Night. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] ASPEN, Colo., Dec. 27.—Two boys, 10 and 12 years old, are dead today as the result of a Are which destroyed a residence in the center of town at midnight last night. Three feet of snow was -on the ground, preventing the fire depart ment from going to the rescue. Mrs. Boscello, mother of the boys, was vis iting with friends and the father was out of town. The bodies were discovered this morning. POLICE RECEIVE HOLIDAY CIGARS Number of Local Flrmr Remember Members of Force on Christmas Day. The Keokuk police department was treated to boxes of cigars Christmas by a number of local bysiness houses and the smokes were greatly appre ciated by the officers. Clrars were received from Avves & inapman, Keobuk National bank, Stanton Bros. Restaurant. Seibert's Cigar Store, Commissionar Fred Hil pert, Jr., State Central Savings Bank, and Nathan Lowitz. DIDN'T KNOW ABOUTSENATOR Anyway Des Moines Didn't Seem to Think it Had Ever Heard of Such a Person. Boy. page Senator Albert B. Cum mJns of Iowa. They do.n't know the senator in Des Moinesat least this was the informa tion conveyed to local parties who were trying to communicate with the senator over long* distance telephone I this morning. The call had been put in, and the Des Moines exchange, to the utter amazement of the local people. it was announced, did not know such a party In Des Moines. Finally after consulting the operators at the state house, the word was sent back that* Senator Cummins had left Dee Moines, and was in Washington. POWER BEHIND RUSSIAN THRONE Peasant Priest Said to Favor Separ ate Peace With Germany by the Czar. [United Press Leased Wire Service] NETW YORK, Dec. 27.—"Rasputin," the Siberian peasant, priest and con fessor, reported to be dictator in the I imperial court of Russia, wants a sep arate peace with Germany, according to niiodor. the "mad monk of Russia." I who at the beginning of the war, was chaplain of the imperial court of Pet rograd- IUiodor recently came before the public when he brought suit against a magazine for a breach of contract al leging the magazine had contracted to publish articles disclosing affairs of the Rnsslan court and had then suddenly annuled the contract. Rasputin, according to Illlodor, Is backed by the czarina and other strong influences in- Petrograd In his efforts at a separate peace which will remove Russia from the side of the allies. A great struggle is being waged in Petrograd against Rasputin and upon the victory of the peasant dictator or his downfall, will remain I whether Russia continues the war or not, says Illlodor. Appointment of Premier Sturmer, alleged pro-German and advocate of separate peace. Illlo dor said, was one of Rasputin moves and the subsequent downfall of Stur j'mer and the naming of Trepoff as pre mier, was one of the greatest blows dealt to the power of the peasant priest. This change was demanded Ibr Borland. he said. DAILY GATE CITY'AND CONSTITUTION-DEMOCRAT DINNER $ EVERY DA%« r$ft! W. C. A. -°!Y. Home-made cake, and bread. pies bread. 5th AND BLONDEAU CITY NEWS. —Moving. J. Optelten, phone R-648. —The passenger trains are begin ning to run nearer to schedule time ow that the big holiday rush is over. —A marriage license has been is sued to William Howard Riddle and Jessie May Bailey, a couple from Montrose. —Keokuk camp -J. W. A. No. 622 will hold its regular meeting tonight at Woodman halL All members are r'. quested to be present. —Miss Mary A. Reilly of 909 Bank stveet was the donor of the two statues given to St. Peter's church. The name Keilly as given last evening was an error. —Bert Griffith Pleaded not guilty when arraigned in the superior court [charged with disturbing the peace of I wife, Mabel, and was held under $100 bond. —William Carlson waived prelimin examination when arraigned -in the superior court charged with break ing and entering a C. B. & Q. railway car Saturday- night, and was held to await the action of the Lee county grand jury under 1500 bond. I —The Union Mission, 13 South I Third Btreet gave a Christmas dinner Saturday to eighty-five children from 3 to 15 years of age. Thanks is extend ed to all who so kindly gave donations. —The sixth district of t.he Trinity Methodist church will hold a cottage prayer meeting at the home of D. D. dough, 1108 Exchange St., Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Rev. Ed wards, leader.. —After an illness of twelve days, Ex-Mayor James Jordan, of Port Madison passed away at his residence, 608 Third street at 5:15 a. m. Monday, December 25, 1916, of pneumonia, aged 67 years. 7 months and 7 days. He is survived by a widow and one brother, A. L. Jordan of Oneonta, New York. LA SALLE, ILL. 3D VEIN COAL Also Iowa Block coal on track. D. E. Reeves & Co., B. 931. Wholesale only. PERSONALS. W. N. Sage is In Chicago on busi ness. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Shelton of Kan sas City, Kan., are spending the holi days with relatives In the city. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Radasch and daughter, Dorris, of Rock Island, are visiting relatives in the city. 'Herman Michael went to St. Je seph's hospital, Keokuk, the first of last week, where he was operated on, :says the Nanvoo Rustler. He had a leg fractured in a motorcycle accident a few months ago. The broken bones knitted together side to side instead of end to end which would mean a weak limb for life. The operation consisted of resetting the limb. He will be confined at the hospital for several weeks. NINE NEGROES ARE IN JAIL Reeves Murder Thought *o Have Been Engineered by Some White Man. [United Press Leased Wire Service.J MINDEN, La., Dec. 27'. Nine ne groes were in jail here today in con I nection with tne murder of john Reeves, his wife and two children Christmas night. County authorities suspect that the crime was engineer ed by a white man, however, and no charges have been filed against the negroes. Fear of mob violence has abated and the guard about the jail has 1 been reduced. The fifteen months old baby which was believed to be MILLION DOLLAR ISSUE OF BONDS *Keokirk Water Works Company and Bankers Trust of New York I Interested. I Bonds for a million dollars will be issued for the' Keokuk Water Works company. 'A mortgage between the Keokuk Water Works company and the Bankers Trust of New York, trus tee, has been filed for record in the recorder's office here for a series of lirst mortgage gold bonds to be issued as the company needs. Another issue of a million dollars 'has been released according to papers ion file. Sugar Company Expands. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] DENV,BR, Colo., Dec. 27.—The Hol ly Sugar company, with branches at Glendale, Ariz.. Huntington Beach, Calif., and Santa Ana, Calif., in addi tion to the factories now being oper ated in Colorado, plans to construct a new $1,500,000 factory at Delta, Colorado, and to purchase another factory at Grand Junction, tremend ously increasing its beet sugar out put. Plans for the reorganization of the been completed to be it was announced na ay will he changed to effectiv today. value divid com v. 3&££S£i^3£y«$ Bow Sugar Corporation 7fper cent stock to the 0 will be issued with le quarterly. A. E. ad the reorganised advertisements. gg RUNNING DOWN RUMORED LEAK Congressman High Of fielal's Relative Who Is In Brokerage Business. [United Press Leased Wire Servicg.] WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.—'Repre sentative Wood's search for evidence regarding the rumored leak to Wall street' of advance information on President Wilson's peace note, led him Into diplomatic circles and into the homes of relatives of officials high In the administration, he told the United Press today. "I struck a promising lead late last night," said Wood today. "I am informed that a relative of a high official now in the brokerage business as a silent partner, Is said to have profited immensely by advance information on the president's peace note. "I am not In a position to reveal the name at present, but may do so at any time. "I also learned that representatives of this government In an European capital profited by this advance in formation. This is not at all unlikely as I was told members of our diplo matic corps had the news two days before the release in this country. This would have given them ample time to have cabled any Instructions to their brokers." MARYLAND'S FATE IS NOT KNOWN ing er Which Sent Word That She Was Sinking. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] WASHINGTON. Dec. 27.—Fears for safety of the steamer Maryland, 360 miles off Sandy Hook, grew,, at coast guard headquarter* today, when rev enue cutters' sent to her assistance, reported they have been unable to locate the ship and that they have not heard from her since her wireless failed as she reported in sinking con dition. ^. .... ... •_ Still a Mystery. NUW YORK, Dec. 27.—'The fate of the* steamship 'Maryland, reported Christmas night to be sinking about 350 mileB off Sandy Hook, was still a mystery eaTly today. Nothing had been heard from the vessels or from government cutters rushing to her rescue for nearly twenty-four hours. Word was expected momentarily from tfhe coast guard cutters Gres ham and Acusnet which are now in the position which the Maryland last reported before her wireless failed. Fear was expressed for the safety of the Maryland's crew, consisting of thirty-four Spaniards Identity In Doubt. BHILADK', iIA, Pa.. Dr. ?7 Doubt as to ibt" dentlty of t-u steam ship Maryland, believed to have been lost off Sandy Hook, still kept the of fices of Grew, Levick company here busy today. This concern owns a steamer of that name, but officials wfre unanimous in their belief that had the Maryland belonged to them, some indication would have been found in the wireless message. FUNERAL NOTICE. CLARK—The funeral services of Bert Clark will be held at his home. No. 124 North Seventh street, Thurs day afternoon at 8:30 o'clock. Friends of the .family are invited. Burial private. DIAMONDS at an investment U* FIVE STORES $150 to $350 per Carat 1 dying in a Shreveport hospital, was reported today to have a chance for recovery. Oar Customers say they cannot blame ns for inces santly Singing the Praises off Our Coal Experience has tanght them it's the best they can bay, and that it costs no more than other coal. TRY IT ONCE Jas. CamraaY Sew Phone 96 17 S. 7th Transfer, General Hauling and Storage Careful hauling ef marshal*, tflse, machinery, fcwnlture. mue loal Instruments and ftm*y Our storage and warsfeewe to large, clean and aafsi SMm's ftsrafs mi jU-J Tnnafcr SB Slawdsau rnrnmmtm WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27, '16 A few more DAYS to enroll in our & CHRISTMAS SAVINGS CLUB Don't procrastinate ally longer. Dont put it off until it is too late. Take your first opportunity to make the first deposit, which, without any further ex pense or trouble, makes you a member. If you cannot come personally ask a friend to make the deposit for you. Yoo will be glad nextaC:/ is as ha were a member, You will not miss the small weekly deposits, and you will receive a check for all you have paid in, plus interest just when the money ysrill insure you v-tT A Merry Christmas ENROLL AT ONCE Would you spend a half-million dollars to improve something that was already universally acknowledged to be perfect? That's what the makers of the Victor did when they found away to make the tone-quality of Victor Records sweeter and clearer than ever before. It cost a fortune to make over practically every record in. the Victor list—but they did it. Come in and hear tome of the records that warranted goch an expenditure. There i* a Victor for YOU—$10 to $100 Victrolat, $15 to $300. Term* to suit. A $3,000 complete new stock of Records for your selection. DUNCAN-8CHELL FURN. CO. Saur Kraut (In Bulk) iDiil Pickles (In pulk) Phone 4S V- 7:" Brick Cheese Swiss Ferndell Cream Cheese AT IMMEGART The Quality Groeer It's not too late to get that Doll Go-Cart the little girl wanted so badly. Our complete line came in very late LINQUIST BROS. 518-524 Main Street. 70S Main +v f\ and we are selling them for less nponey than they can be bought at any other store.