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Tip to February 1918, increases in city fares haH been grafted as fol- STATE NUMBER OF INCREASES GBAHTKD Arkansas 1 Oounediciit 1 TTTrnm* 2 Indiana 2 Iowa 2 Kentucky 2 Maine Majrylasd ... 1 Massachusetts 3 Minnesota .... 1 Mississippi .. 1 New Hampshire .... 1 New Jersey .. 1 New York North Carolina 1 Ohio ... 1 Oregon 1 IVfiiiBtjilTOrriit .......... 10 South Carolina ..... 1 Vermont 3 Washington 3 West Virginia 1 In addition to the above increases in city fares, seventy companies have been allowed to increase their inter urban fares. Besides the above that have already been granted increases there are hundreds of other companies that have applied for a«H cases are still under investigation. The street railway in St. Locos is one of the companies thai, km peti tioned for an increase in city faxes. KEOKUK ELECTRIC CO. Silver Plated Knives, Spoons, Forks and Fancy Pieces of unquestioned MOVING HEAVY HAULDTO 623 Bkmdean \,30V^j% Dtscusak 1 No" 8'- f»ia 1 •t -4* r-° for in+enesf or cfivldanda,-only properly and paying t»xee. and materials offset largely by operating economies. Basic difficulty Decreased riding due largely to ever wider use of private automobiles Is the condition of the street railway in city peculiar to Keokuk? 49 Ants and Cockroaches yon are troubled with ante or cockroaches come to ns and we wQl teQ yon tow to get rid of the pests They are entirely unneces sary. McGrath Bros. Drug Co. S00 MAIN HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR HIDES, FURS, RAGS, RUBBER, METALS, •i all Kinds. IKE BORK 16 Sooth 13th. Panora Vedette: We cant help but a little sore when a dealer sells a car to a man who owes us f£ back subscription. THE DMLY GATE CITY AND CONSTITUTION-DEMOCRAT STATE MEN WILL AIU CHIMES vAvV!V Attorney General's Representatives Net to Perform Independently ^in Clean Up, Is"*' Word. AGENTS ARE BACK AGAIN Chief Terrell Ha« Conference With Havner Church Men and Women Active in Meeting* Stale agents from the office at Air torney General BL M. Havner are to gnrk In conjunction With CltJ AAA county officials of KfloVtUr and not in dependwtly in lidding the oity of Its liquor and vice spots. This statement was made to a rep reeeutatiTe of The Gate City, today by H. W. Terrell, chief state agent. Terrell ted just returned from a visit to Des Moines where he wah in conference with Bsniar, Monday, regarding Keotaik bootlegging affairs. Give OAeiais Chance. "Tfca of the city and the county are to be given every co operation aad actual help that we can PrtAiMi in making the city a clean place in which to live," said Terrell. •'SJrery is to be given the authorities here to enforce the law. If Mr. Havner the* believes that the are not doing their duty, an investigation will be started to learn the reason why. At the same time the state aflkjal* will take charge of the iitaation and remain in Keokuk nnrti bootlegging is pot oat alto gether." LMb Han "Tonight. a P. IJartfle, special assistantat torney general, will at lire in Keoknk Be has been, trying ooort oases in Mark®. county and was nn able to reach here eariy in the day as had teen expected. LinviUe, Terrell and a revieeenra ttre from the ocnaty attomey'B office will eontor, Thursday on the matter of seeming a special venire far a grand jury to investigate liquor and vice conditions tn the city. Hnvner's Mows Unknown. it is not definitely known when the attorney general will come to Keokuk, although it is practically as sured. Bays Terrell, that he will be in some time within the next Havner has been busy with the Ot iihiim gitnation. where forty-eight indictments Cor bootlegging were re cently returned against citizens of th.t place. The aXtoraey general has been personally proserwtlng the eases there.' Contempt Cases First. Infonnatians charging contempt of ooort were being drawn against a half dozen Keokuk men today. These are the men. arrested a week ago to day. who are said to be second of fenders st bootlegging. The contempt esses are to be tried in a few days in the present tan* of the district ooart, it is believed. Churchmen Rate* Money. Authentic information was given out by churdxnen today that a fund at several thousand dollars is to be subscribed by bnillness and profes sional men in the churches to keep the city free of bootlegging after the work at the state agents is finished and the present batch of cases has been diagoaerl of. Special officers, whose duty it would be to prevent the return of bootlegging, woold probably be em ployed. it is said. Between *1,500 $2,000 of the amount needed for the work has already been promised, said those in touch with tbe situation. Women Meet Again. An executive committee composed of women Cram the city churches and other women's organizations met in the Young Women's Christian asso elation rooms, Tuesday to complete an organization begun Monday night! in the First Baptist ehnreh. Miss Seanor Brown and Miss Florence Talbott ware made members of a committee to Invite the Ladies qf Charity, a Catholic organization, to designate members for the execu tive committee. The charities or ganization is made up of women from the throe CaOmiio churches of the city. All Are Represented. The Civic league aad the suffrage association will also have represent* tives on the committee, as will every other woman's organisation that can be reached, said Miss Jackson, today. Another meeting at the executive committee will take place before the end of the •week. The committee has as its object the creation of senti ment to rid the city oC Its liquor in terests and to peiftkui soch work as may be necessary in the prosecution COAL1 COAL1 COAL! Retail office open aboot May 20. Sptringfiel'l. Franklin county and all the high giade coals at retafL D. E. Reens k. Oo^ wholesale coal dealers, 1544. CITY NEWS. —Ashes removed. Phone Red INt. —Special for tomorrow asparagus, 2 bunches for Sc. B4*. DeTosg, Fifth sad Palean. —Keokuk samp M. W. A, No. 623. win hold its regular meeting tonight st Woodman hall. All members are requested to be present. —Nsovoo Bustler: The nurse. Miss Velman, of Keokuk, who hss been waiting on Wo. GeHUam. Jr, during his siege with scarlet fever, is now mm assssfi 5 WANTED To bay stoves, old feather beds, pillows and all kinds of house hold goods. Also rags, rubber, brass, copper, and iron. Albert C.Schultz 1102 Main or phone Red 1847. •r. M. C. WAME VEITEK PRACTICE LIMITED TO EVK, EAR, NOSE and THROAT Office Y. M. C. A. Mdg. Jf Hra. 10-12, I Riom 190. Phone 1M Good Prices Paid for OLD FEATHERS. ALSO VMLL PAMLR CLEANING DOME Phone flag down with the disease at the OuQUam home, and Hha Beesng. another Keo kuk nurse, waiting on her. —Mr. and Mrs. G. Soott Envies of Dea Moines, are expected to arrive in Keokuk Thursday, for a visit with the parents of the former, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Davies, No. 18 North Tenth streeL Soott Daviee wfll go to Jefferson barracks. St Louis. May 14, with a number of other selective men from Keokek and l/ae ooonty, to en ter military training. Be waft married in February to Miss Florence Land gren, of Des Moines. Mr. Davies has been sttmding lmr school in Des Moines. PRIOR TO REORGANIZATION ALL past due delinquent aeefs. most be settled at one* to avoid collection. Appreciating, JWnCBJBOAR DO, N. s. ixjwttz P*$ %F~ You'll Appf^ciate the Servicc of TayJorDreawes Women of tart their style, tbeir workmanehip and their occaakm, and Minn TMor bipe aad la the binding-—they down to the last Mam and Repeated w—haoga km the eoioca frerih aad las traos. KGaaTaTtasamtodeadvBineBteefaervicQ. Appropriate lor Pocch Prioed $1^8 to $3.95 "Minn Taylor Aprons—Serviceable—Durable—$1.00 to $1^98 Sullivan & AMoiffM •••••••••••••••••aaDaaaaaaaaaaDaD| YOU oo. PERSONALS Mrs. Starling Prise Combs at Kan sas City. Mo, and Mrs. R. Bain Fleming of Trenton. Mo., who have been visiting at the homes of their parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Baldwin, and sister, Mrs. D. W. MeDevftt, have retained to their homes. Otto Strobmaier who is residing in Sc I^ouis, spent the week eod with his father, J. C. etrohmaier. aad brother. Private John Staohmaler, who is here on a furioagh from Camp Cody, Mew Mealed -~r\M THE BREAD RECOMMENDED BY THE U. S. FOOD ADMINISTRATION Wholesome Our label on any art. iole is an assurance of the best quality, for tha price, the market affords. Satisfaction saenrrd or money re funded. WEDNESDAY, MAT 8,19ig ii -sW'r $ *r Economic A A O E S •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a hear a lot about style and quality. But when you see these very smart suit models we are showing, you'll know that there's nothing further to be said they are the last word in quality and smart style. Fair Prices, *15 to *35 Ewers-McCarthy Co. Keokuk's Best Clothing Store. Only 100,000 Tons of Rubber. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] WASHINGTON, May 8.—Restric tion of crude rubber imports into the United States to 100,000 tons per year has been oldered by the war trade board, it was announced today. This was done, it wss stated, "to con serve tonnage for military require ments." The new order is effective immediately. The war trad* board also has pot .. -C-". a a -3 0 into effect an option system of rega-l latioo for rubber prices through which the cost of robber is limited from the time of import up to the time "j passes into the hands of the maso-j tacturer. Council Bluffs Nonpareil: There lsJ a dispute on now concerning the 1*4T lng qualities of Iowa coal. FortunsiH ly there is no roam for dispute cofr| reining its dader capacity.