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Eye Strain and
There does not now exist the
,ld time reluctance to wear
glasses, because everybody
knows that eye strain is a very
common occUrrenoe and that
the wearing of glasses does not
indioate advancing years.
Perfection Glasses do not in
terfere with good looks. They
really help, if you need them.
AYRES & CHAPMAN
QUICK RELIEF FROM
Get Dr Edwards' Olive Tablets
That is the joyful cry of thousands
once Dr. Edwards produced Olive Tab
lets, the substitute for calomel.
1 Dr. Edwards, a practicing physician
for 17 years and calomel's old-time en
lunjr, discovered the formula for Olive
•Tablets while treating patients for
•chronic constipation and torpid livers.
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets do not
I contain calomel, but a healing, sooth
ling vegetable laxative.
No griping is the "keynote"' of these
llittle sugar-coate4, olive-colored tablets.
IThey cause the bowels and liver to act
Inormally. They never force them to
If you have a "dark brown tnouth"
Isow and then—a bad breath—a dull,
(tired feejing—sick headache—torpid
|liv«r are constipated, you'll find
sure and only pleasant results
one or two little Dr. Edwards'
I Olive Tablets at bedtime.
I Thousands take one or two every
liight just to keep right. Try them.
110c and 25c per box. All druggists.
New York Stocks.
prurnished by Long -Commission Co.,
403 Main. Telephone 350-351.]
American Car & Foundry 70%
|Amerkan Ixcomotive ... .• 71 Vz
nerican Smelter com 106
nerican Tel. and Telg. Co 126
Mtimore & Ohio 79%
"ooklyn Rapid Transit 68
ICanadian Pacific 165
Chesapeake & Ohio v.'... 60%
[Crucible Steel 70%
"ie, com 29%
eneral Electric 167
Illinois Central 105%
eMgh Valley 68«
orthern Pacific 105%
Pennsylvania .. ... 53%
outhern Pacific 96%
Union Pacific 141
Jynited States Steel, com 116%
Pah Copper 113%
estern Union 98
Lillys Overland 34%
ctober cotton firstname.lastname@example.org
—Mrs. Gertrude Salyars who un
jferment a serious surgical operation
~t we^k, at a local hospital, Is re
ted as improving.
—Sidney and Jane Perry, colored.
|*fre taken into custody here by the
Iwlice and lodged in the oHy Jail.
I'ersong answering their description
*anted at Oskaloosa, Iowa, on a
breaking and entering.
Police Shaw of that city is
•wining to Keokuk tonight to take
APRIL 2, 1917 K.
a blacksmith, was
lor,/, drunkenness and dis
He has elected to
_,to Muscatine. -William Page,
5s®BaD°® offense, was
days ,n the
suspended if he leaves
^lately for Cleveland.
L. Griffey A
as originally planned. This means a saving of 20 percent to you for
at least five years.
500 newer Easter Hats. This week on special sale
$1.98, $2.98, $3.98, $4.98, $5.98, $6.98
Remember we prove $1 to $5 saved on every hat.
OF AUIO CLUB
Keokuk Organization Will Hold Its
First Yearly Gathering To
morrow Night at the
DISCUSS GOOD ROADS
Oiled Highways WI4I be One Feature
Under Discussion—Other Mat.
ters to be Talked
Oiled roads will be one topic to
be discussed tcmorrow evening at,the
meeting of the Keokuk Automobile
club at the Hotel Iowa at 6:30
o'clock. Dinner will be served at that
time in the main dining room or the
hotel. Following supper the regular
meeting will be held. This will be
the first annual session of the club,
and there will be plenty of interest
to be considered.
The topic of good roads will be
generally discussed by the members,
and oiled roads will be given a
thorough airing at the discussion.
There will be reports of the year to
be made by the officers, and the
meeting promises to be of consider
able importance to the club members
and local autolsts.
Invitations have been sent out and
judging from the replies already
received, the meeting will be well at
tended. Those who have not
sent in their requests for plates
should do so at once.
PUT UNDER ARREST
Commissioner Hilpert After Confer
ence With Health Department,
Issue Drastic Orders to
BETTER BE ON LOOKOUT
Those Who Are In Habit of Using
Sidewalks for Cuspidors, Had
Best Carry Around
Arrest all spitters. Enforce the
This is the drastic campaign which
•will be waged by Public Safety Com
missioner I-red Hilpert, who has
given orders to the police department
to arresi all spitters and to see that
the ordinance on this nuisance is
After a conference with the board
of health. Commissioner Hilport has
ordered the police department to see
that the antl-spltting ordinance is en
forced. All spitters will be locked up
and fined. This habit is a nuisance
and must and will be stopped.
The action of the department along
this line will meet with the approval
of health officials and everyone who
is interested in promoting the health
of the community. Some corners on
Main street have been made abso
lutely filthy by spitters, who seem
to have no regard for anyone.
Iowa, the defend
application for a
to the district court
»e grounds that it is a non-resi-
Important meeting of the Keokuk
Motor Boat club at the Keokuk In
dustrial association, 8 o'clock Tues
day evening, April 3.
a. CL TUCKBB. CoBuntidtiM
To show my
to One and All
$3000.00 Saved By Not
installing an electric elevator and expensive fixtures
STORM SEWER TO
One Will be Built on North Twelfth
Street, From Franklin to Morgan,
to Remedy Drainage
MAKE GOOD PAVING JOB
Plenty of Other Work Is Planned
During the 'Season and There
Will be Jobs for Men Who
Want to Work.
Work was commenced today on a
storm sewer to be built
Blci Pavijig Contracts.
Besides these big jobs, there will be
the paving of Main street, and the lay
ing of new water mains out Franklin
street In order to get it in shape for
the paving. Concrete is to be laid In
several 'blocks of city streets, and
there are five jobs of alley grading
to be done.
The brick for the Main street Job
is already arriving, and is being piled
between Fourteenth and Fifteenth.
The brick is of excellent quality ahd
invites inspection of any one who may
Work—If They Want to.
There is going to be plenty of work
this season for men who want work.
Contractors both of the city, and In
dividually were seeking men today
and were not able to fill their gangs.
And yet," there are men who are loaf
ing around the street corners, declar
ing they can't get jobs. Men who
really want work can find plenty of it,
the street officials declare.
Your Daily Bread
ought to contain all the rich,
body-building material in
the whole wheat grain pre
pared in a digestible form.
In Shredded Wheat Biscuit
all this material is retained*
and made digestible by
and baking. It is the best
whole wheat bread because
every shred is baked crisp
and brown. Start the day
right with a warm, breakfast
of Shredded Wheat with
Made at Niagara Falls, N. Y,
tween High and Morgan on North
Twelfth street and running to Frank
lin street. Work was also commenced
on the paving job to be done on Main
street from Fourteenth out to Twen
tieth street. The storm sewer on
Twelfth street will be absolutely ne
cessary in order to make a good job
out of the Frantlin street paving.
Four catch basins will be used, and
the defective drainage which has
caused trouble at Fulton and Morgan
streets all spring will be remedied.
The cost of the sewer to the city
will be about $3,500 all complete. It is
figured that this improvement will
save all the washing and tearing out
of streets which has followed in the
wake of every rain this spring.
Two hundred feet of sewer will be
laid-through Rand park this season.
•Bids for this work will be opened to
morrow. Other work to be. done at
the park by Commissioner Hickey's
department includes the straightening
of the Fifteenth and Orleans »tneet
entrance, and the widening of the en
trance at Fifteenth and Grand avenue.
I propose to tell all week in every department at lower prices, con
sidering value's, than has been made in my store before Easter for
twenty long years.
OF POLICE CHIEF
Seven Hundred and Thlrty-flve Ar
rests Made Here During the
Last Year, Record
SLEEPERS NUMBERED 449
Arrests for Intoxication Lead the
List Which is Included in the
Report to the City
There were 735 arrests made in
Keokuk from March 31, 1916, lo
March 31, 1917, according to the an
nual report o# Chief of Police Charles
H. Hennemann, which has been' pre
sented to the city council. Besides
this'there were 449 sleepers at the
city Jail during the year, making a
total of 1,1S4 in all.
The greatest number of arrests
was for drunkenness. Two hundred
and elghjty-eight were jailed for thla
one offense. There were seventy
four arrests for disturbing the peace,
fifty-five for -petit larceny, thirty
two for illegal sale of liquor, twenty
nine for juvenile causes and twenty
six for disorderly conduct.
There was only one arrest for mur
der. There were forty-six autolsts
arrested for speeding, not having
lights or licenses. Twenty-seven rep
resents the number who failed to pay
The causes of arrests'are listed as
follows in the report:
Assault and battery 13
Assault to do great bodily injury. 3
Adultery 1 403
Breaking and entering 19
Carrying ooncealed weapons 1
Disturbing the peace
Disorderly conduct 20
Desertion ...' 5
Driving autos without lights .... 15
Driving without auto license 11
Fugitive from justice 6
Frequenting bawdy house 4
Grand larceny 9
Held for sheriff 1
Illegal sale of liquor 32
Interfering with officers 2
Indescent exposure of person 1
Illegal transportation of liquor .. 1
Juvenile causes 29
Keeping bawdy house 2
Larceny from person 3
Malicious mischief 1
Night prowling 4
Not paying dog license 27
Petit larceny 55
Receiving stolen property 1
Reckless driving of horses 1
Runaway boys 2
Sick persons 7
Sleeping on private property .... 4
Mrs. W. W. Cameron and daughter,
Elizabeth, returned home Sunday
evening after a week's visit with Mrs.
Cameron's sister, Mrs. Thomas Frier,
at St. I-ouis, Mo.
Miss Helen Pond Is at home from
Monticello to spend the Blaster vaca
tiotj with her parent?, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. B. Hillis has returned from! ..
months visit in Decatur, 111.,
And Terre.Haute, Ind.
Mrs. J. O. Boyd and little daughter,
Margaret, left Saturday for Ktrksville
Mo., for a two weeks' visit.
ELMER L. STOWE
5000 /Vevf Easter Dresses, Coats, Suits,
Skirts, Waists, Petticoats, Etc., as ad-
BORN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
vert is ed for less profit than ever sold before in our
before Essterm Watch the crowds! There's a Reason!
Injuries Which He Sustained Tues
day Afternoon In Fall, Were
Cause of His Death
Mr. 8towe Lived in Massachusetts
During Early Years of His life—
Was Married Here In
Elmer LeRoy Stowe died this morn
ing at 4:05 o'clock at his home, 416
Concert street. Injuries which he
sustained last week, Tuesday, in a
fall, were the cause of his death. "Mr.
Stowe was born in Jaffrey, New
Hampshire and spent his boyhood
and early manhood in Massachusetts,
going to Washington state to a
ranch in the late 80's.
Mr. Stowe came to Keokuk in 1901.
'He married Mrs. Julia A. Ayres, Janu
ary 1, 1901. in this city. He is sur
vived by his widow, two sisters, Mrs.
M. A. Raymond of Jaffrey and Mrs.
Florence H. White of Doniphan, Mo.,
and one brother,. C. C. Stowe of Port
•Mr. Stowe was a memiber of St.
John's Episcopal church. He was of
a quiet, unassuming, friendly disposi
tion which endeared him to those who
Funeral services will be held Wed
nesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from
the family residence.
Daily Grain Letter.
[Furnished by Long Commission Co.,
Main. Telephone No. 350-351.]
CHICAGO, April 2.—Wheat—There
was no material relief in the way of
precipitation over Kansas and Ne
braska during t-Iie- holiday, and private
reports from .those states confirm
the belief in a serious situation. B.
W. Snow makes the condition April
1, 71.1 per cent, as compared with a
ten year average of 87.3 per cent.
The figures of other statisticians- are
said to agree with those of snow. In
view of the possibility of a short
crop in the coming year, and the polit
ical conditions the world over, which
now confront tfs, it is urgently ad
vised that economy be practiced in
the consumption of foodstuffs, and
that every effort be put forth to con
tribute something towards the future
supply of bread. It seems impossible
to avoid high prices, but the situa
tion should not be allowed to reach
the serious stage that has developed
in countries far less productive than
Corn—The heavy profit taking
which has occurred and which should
have caused some reaction in prices,
seems to have had the contrary ef
fect. The market has absorbed all
offerings and again, today, advanced
into new high ground. The demand
in the sample market was just as
urgent as that in the pit and cash
prices for No. 3 grades of corn were
2Vi to 3% cents over May. The pre
vailing demand for cash corn does
not seem to warrant the expectation
of top prices as yet.
Oats—Oats were extremely strong.
Recent buying by cash houses relieved
the market of its floating supplies,
and today shippers and shorts were
again bidding against each other.
Provisions—Opened weak and broke
sharply, but reacted on good buying
of lard, which turned the market
strong. Offerings after the early
weakness were light, and prices ad
vanced easily. Closing prices were
around the high point for the day.
Flag Makers Get Next.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NEW YORK, April 2—A flag-be
decked nation in which the stars and
windows of millions of buildings
faces a flag shortage today.
The demand for flags is far in ex
cess of the supply. It is growing
Mr. and Mrs. John Bonicamp have daily and prices are soaring. A hun
returned to Keokuk after spending dred percent increase in demand was
the winter in
Orleans. 1 reported today by one big firm.
,• ..:. •.••
20 Years of Ladies' Tailoring and
Ready-toWear Success in Keokuk.
A specialty store (20 years of proven proof) STOOD THE TEST. Three
floors (no dry goods everything ready-to-wear.' All our time, energy and
money devoted to one special line, meaning clearly
Shrewder Purchased Merchandise for Less Money
and a constant New York buyer at 1170 Broadway, New York.
Three Floors Now
WHAT IS NEW
6ee the new Hand-bags
and Purses made from Pais
ley embossed leather, which
is a reproduction of tie old
style Paisley sholls.
These are very attractive,
and on account of their col
tors and style are very popu
lar this spring.
E W E E S
Call Black 619
far Society Editor.
Hospital Aid Circle.
The French Hospital Aid circle will
be entertained on Tuesday afternoon
•by Mrs. J. L. S. Scadding at her homo
on North Fourth street
Postpone Suffrage Meeting.
Because Friday of this week is Good
Friday, at the request of many wo
men, the Equal Suffrage association
has postponed its meeting for one
week. TTie members are asked td,
take note of the change in date of Franklin street,
meeting, which will be on April 13th
instead of April G, as previously an
I. F. W. Bulletin.
The Iowa Federation of Women's
clubs has issued its first printed bul
letin within the last week. It is
modeled after 'he Nebraska bulletin
in its general form and contains eight
pages of news concerning the work of
Iowa clubs. The front page carries
a picture of the state president, Mrs.
Francis Whitley. It. is planned to is
sue a bulletin every month which will
no doubt stimulate the growth and
activities of Iowa clubs.
Parent-Teachers at Home.
The Parent-Teachers rlv*i of the
Wells district at their social meeting
on Friday evening, entertained the
friends of the school. Its kindergarten
room was packed to the doors with an
overflow into the hall. The Keokuk
minstrel quartette, Messrs. Arthur
Lumbers! Arthur Petry, Clyde Inman,
and Robert Linquist gave a program
which was highly enjoyable. They
arranged a minstrel stage setting and
the program included songs and jokes
and local hits. The quartette sings in
harmony and the members of the club
feel themselves much indebted to the
quartette and to the orchestra as well.
The orchestra which furnished the in
strumental part of the program in
cludes Iner Lantz, piano
on, violin W. IT. Honee, bass viol:
Roy Adklns. trombone: Clawson West,
cornet and Harry Bunner, drums.
They are members of the Community
band and their playing was most en
To Entertain Class.
The Sunday school class of Miss
Nina Phillips will be entertained by
Mrs. E. E. Sovern at the church par
lors Tuesday evening.
The Altruistic Circle of the TTnlted
Presbyterian church will be entertain
ed on Tuesday evening by Miss Jennie
Young and Miss Elizabeth Scroggs at
the home of Miss Soroggs.
—The membership of Company
was swelled to 108 this afternoon
when twelve Fort Madison men came
down in a body and enlisted in the
tVANTHD—We have a limited amount
of room for piano and furniture
storage. Duncan-Schell Furniture Co.
WANTED—Two young single men to
travel with manager as salesmen.
Bright, energetic country men,'
school teachers preferred. State age
and previous employment. Salary
and commission. Address J. E. Mor
gan, 509 South Wabash avenue, Chi
WANTED—A dishwasher at Foster's
restaurant, 423 Main. Apply at
WANTED—Three or four furnished
housekeeping rooms by April 15.
WANTED Experienced fcoopers.
Only ambitious and industrious
men need apply. Good wages paid
good men. Box 35. Warsaw, 111.
WANTED—Night porter at Grand
WANTED—Men at River Smelting &
FOR RENT—Alexander apartments,
furnished for housekeeping. 727
North Ninth street. Phone Black
FOR RENT—Five room cottage,
partly mbdern. Enquire 719 Ex
change or phone 204.
FOR RENT—Furnished apartment.
Phone Black 1017.
FOR RENT—Bevering's cigar store,
301 North Twelfth. Enquire 1102
FOR SALE—Imported stallion six
years old. Ed Koch, Donaellson,
FOR SALE—Young peach trees for
transplanting. Call Red 1190.
FOR RALE OR TRADE—Ford car in
good condition. Holland-& Luke,
SOS Main. Telephone 1518.
FOR SALE—Cheap, if taken at once,
two No. 10 Haxton heating boilers
in good condition. Irwin-Phillips Co.
FOR SALE—A cow on route 1, box
12, Keokuk, Iowa.
FOR SALE—2121 Des Moines, nic«
six room new home, full lot. sewer,
cement basement, good terms. Price
$2,200. See L. Aldrich.
FOR SALE—Five room house, gas,
electric lights, beautiful corner lot,
50x90, Twelfth and Timea. See E. I*
FOR SALE—1306 Carroll, six room
home, in good condition, full lot,
barn, other outbuildings. Price $1,085.
See E. L. Aldrich.
FOR SALE—Ixt 50x70. corner Tenth
and Orleans. If sold within
days. $750. Ideal location. See
Program. IFOR SATjE—New modern bungalow.
At the regular meeting of the Mon- third ward, a bargain for a few
day Music club this evening the stu days. Enquire afternoons, 404 No.
dents auxiliary will present Us an-j Ninth.
nual program before the club and a
very attractive program is promised. FOUND
FOR SALE—Six room home, lot 25x
140, near Sixth and Morgan. Priced
to sell $1,250. See E L. Aldrich.
FOI'NP—Purse with money. Call at
Linquist Bros., identify and pay for
Go on Police Duty.
PHILADELPHIA. April 2.—Two
companies of the First regiment
Pennsylvania national guard, left th*
city at noon today for "police duty
somewhere in the United States."
The other companies of the First
and all the companies of the Third
regiment will be out of the city by
it was stated. Both regi
ments have been ready for mobiliza
tion for the past three days. Strict
I censorship was placed on where the
1 troons were ordered to go.