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7s W?'" TUESDAY, MAT 21,191£ The Finest and Largest Parade Ever Seen in fcwra Showi Keokuk's Big Bmrt-A in This War. Keokuk put an of her w^ heart into a Red Cross parade l»«t which was the largest and n»f»* Hcle ever seen in the long history of xSkuk^nd probably waa never SSed fa the stat, of 1***. Its big features were raany floats, artistic Ind striking, bat Its most Im portant elements were the people who participated In it. Bery religious de- nomination, every section ofpolitical and other thought, ev«ry P®° ®le in Keokuk were oat In torc«v There were more women marching the long route thao th*" JUS* jn line, and some of the best spe® tacles were made by women. A Mile and a Half of Spectacle. For a mile and a half the long line of marchers and floats extended in kaleidoscope chiefly of white trim med with red, butwitn a touch of green by an Irish organisation, and plenty of tricolor, both the Stars and Stripes and the re«J, white and blue bands of France. Steadily it moved. Intenninibly for almost an hour, with not a gap ana not a ragged place in it. It practically doubled he route arranged and its head countermarching passed its rear near the Curtis statute while its fold ed length wound up Main, across to Johnson street, back to WP«r Main and then back down street until the front could And a place to turn into a cross street after the rear had passed. *f. Everybody participated. With four big policemen, led by Chief Hennemann, followed toy city commissioners and mayor in the van, the mail carriers and postofflce clerks carrying an immense flag held flat preceded the big Kcotaik Concert band playing war music. magnificent display of Catholic patriotism ia the church's auxiliaries of the Keokuk Bed Cross, a solid block of women all in white with the Geneva cross on their fore heads, marching with high heads and tender faces. Another section later was as large, tte Keokuk chapter marching in uni form with Chairman C. P. McFarland carrying a big flag at its head. But the most illuminating thing was not the display of the Red Cross itself, but the tremendous outpouring of love for it shown by everybody else doing a large part in the parade. And still They Came. Vf There were school1 children, the coming generation of our democracy, public schools with banners and flags, and parochial schools with more or nate decorations, automobiles covered with flags and legends of St. Peter, the militant apostle, and St. Paul, the true democrat of his age. There were Graham hospital nurses In their gray striped uniforms, and Daughters of the American Revolu tion with their colonial banner there were the Elks with their immense flag upheld with careful hands and ex tending almost the width of the street, and the High Tension club showing the treskellion of Stone & Webster and an immense solid red cross on a big float there were the ladies auxil iary of the Ancient Order of Hibern ians with their background of green for the tricolor, and the Modern Woodmen in blue uniforms carrying axes there were the Royal Neighbor ladies each carrying a banner shield like on arms like Joans of Arc, and the Business Woman's league re splendent in white in a big car. Remnants of the Great Past. In the line was a company of veter ans of the Spanish war. There was .also a little squad of members of the Grand Army that fought to solidify .this country once upon a time and now can muster hardly a dozen gray haired noble men to cheer on the younger men fighting in France. There was a large troop of boy scouts, marching well and indicating the strength of America in the next ..." decade. There was the P. B. O. in re galia, the long line of Rebekahs in handsome collars and with banners, the Monday Music club two hundred ,strong singing "Onward Christian Soldiers." and "Keep the Home Fires Burning." There were the Knights of Pythias in knightly garb, the girl scouts as earnest as the men, and Odd yellows, too many to oount, of all Tanks, in collars bearing three links, the colored baud leading its %wa peo- Pie, the Purity Oats crowd led by pret ty girls In costume on a float, the Ladies of Charity with baskets on their arms and officers on a float, and *11 the rest. In short every organisation in Keo kuk was in that parade, and it ia im possible to even name them all in this column. Tabtaaut an? Moving Picture#. Nearly all were led by floats or dec .orated automobiles. The girl scouts Had a soldier and a Rod Cross dog on float that was much admired. The ^ommercial club bad two girls sew- one on a machine and the legend. money keeps the sawing ma chines going." The very fine Knights or Columbus section was headed 'by ttri.ik 1 bearing a wounded soldier ijl, cross nurses around him. b°y wonts bore a wounded man a stretcher. And so on, float fol u?. Ooat' ""d tableau followed tab- for cm hour. Tjj* omissions of mention deserved 8ketch M«Lmaa of the parade Would fill 'columns of this newspaper. who f*n i. Broke All Iowa Rseorda. fcaows. says that Des wanes never had such a parade, a *Rich •aid that Davenport never such a parade. Having ex- AAA. IOWA OVER THE TOP. State Chairman John P. Wal lace wires ChaJrman Joy that reports yesterday and today in dicate that Iowa will accede to the request of the national com mit tee that ail quotas be doubled if possible. His method oI visit ing every home is the Keokuk way, of course. The telegram follows: "Campaign going great twen ty-flve reports show over sub sortptions ranging from thirty to one hundred per cent It looks like two million for Iowa, the only way to do your share is to see that every home is vi+slted. If you and your work ws do this, you will go at least forty per cent over. I know yoa can do it and I believe you will." .. 0 TONIGHTS BIG FEATURE. Lecture by Dr. Stockton Ax 9 ton, noted lecture*, secretary of the American Red Creea, and brother-in-law of President Wll son. At the Elks club, Sixth and Blondeau streets, from the porch if the weather permits, otherwise In the big auditorium of the club house. Begins at 8 o'clock sharp. Attendance promises to be nearly as big as at the parade fast evening. The address will be Interesting as well as informing, in a popu isr vein as well aa strong and compelling. WHAT KEOKUK SOLDIERS SAY. They Write Good Stories of the Good the Keokuk Red Cross Money Does Keokuk Boys in France. Captain and Dr. H. A. Gray writes from a big base hospital ready to re ceive the casualties of the big Hun at tack now starting as follows in a let ter to a Keokuk friends: "We are well located—in fact as well as at home so far as housing is concerned, and we haye a fine bunch of fellows here. My first patient, strange to say was a Keokuk boy of Company L,, Breitenstein, with an in jured hand which is doing nicely. We have 1,350 beds here, but luckily no use for many of them yet" Lieutenant Malcolm McFarland writes from somewhere in France to his parents as follows: "I don't know whether I have told you much about the Red Cross can teens along our lines or not They have buildings at the important sta tions along our lines and serve good coffee, eggs, sandwiches and so forth to the soldiers enroute. When the sol diers have money they pay a little something, but when £hey are broke, it's free. I had thirty men stranded at from seven o'clock at night until 9:30 next morning with rations for one meal. They made their supper from the rations, with coffee furnished by the Red Cross. Then they slept in the Red Cross dormitory on good cots with mat tresses instead of lying around the station all night The ladies fur nished breakfast to them before we left in the morning. The men certain ly appreciate this sort of attention more than anything one can do."* Dr. Frank M. Fuller, also of Unit of the Red Cross, writes a Keokuk friends as follows: "I have on my staff some of the keenest brightest young fellows who are as eager as young horses for' work. One of my orderlies who sleeps 19 on the fourth floor is a mil lionaire and is a nephew of a U. S. senator. Another one today got word be had been elected a Phi Beta Kap pa at Beloit college, yet these boys sweep wards, carry food, mske beds, or may clean streets, dig gardens, shovel ooal, care for stoves and ashes or any work, cook, wasb dishes and do their own washing. They answer roll call at 6:25 a. m., go on duty from 7:30 a. m. to 7:30 p. m. I tell you I am proud of every one of them. Among them are expert plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and every trade we need. Men who can earn $5 a day at home are here for fSO a month and board and clothes, and un der the strictest discipline all the itime. Boys who can play a pipe or gan or any instrument, or sing in a good quartette will work all day with a shovel and •why? God help anyone, over there who is a shirker in his heart, for the day is coming when he will have to look these boys—no men —In the face, and he will not feel very happy when they look into his face, unless they have done their part at home." ceeded the largest and the busiest cities in the state, Keokuk may claiil to have broken an Iowa records with its Red Cross parade last evening. And it was very easy to make up, 'Director Joseph I* Brady says, for everybody came out spontaneously. The whole line of march had the sidewalks filled with spectators who cheered not at all and applauded only a little—they were too full of that ear nest depth-of feeling that accomplish es big things. Keokuk is a hundred per cent In deadly earnest in this war. 35,780,548.74 Acrs In Iowa. There are 36.7S0.649 acres of land in Iowa, exclusive of rivers, and lakes,'but including drained lake beds, aban doned river channels and islands. Kos suth, with 626,005 acres, has the largest land area of any county in the state, and Emmet has the smallest— 2R2.fi88.02 acres. The Charge for Forty Thou sand Dollars From Keokuk ,-i- Goes Out of Trenches This Afternoon. They're off! A hundred fifty men of achieve ment, of all shades of religion and politics and every variety of busi ness, started at 1 o'clock today the drive for $40,000 from Keokuk for the coffers of the Red Cross. Well organized and informed, they began with the richest men and the business men of Keokuk and the sub scriptions ran up into big money quickly at first But they realize that the bulk of the big fund necessary to raise here is coming in a grand total of very many smaller subscriptions from very many Keokuk people, all of whom will be seen. Hence, the drive will oontinue all this week. In Homes and Factories. Tomorrow will finish the canvass of the business district and down town denizens. Thursday several hundred women will begin visiting every residence in Keokuk soliciting for the Red Cross, beaded by Miss Myrta Mitchell, on the south side of Main street and by Mra. A. Hollingsworth on the north side of the city. No woman will be solicited by men, except business women. Also on Thursday, J. Albert Kaed aisch and his staff will begin an in tensive campaign of the factories in Keokuk whose employes will be ask ed to do at lea&t as much propor tionately as the employers. In the meantime every school dis trict in the country townships will be canvassed thoroughly and turn in its subscriptions. They have agreed to double their last year's total. How the Money Goes but. The amount that must be raised here is larger than was raised a year ago, because the war is hotter now than then. Keokuk chapter alone requires 918,040 at least to buy raw materials during the ensuing year—which in dicates that $40,000 will not go very far after all in the great Red Cross work in Prance. Payments may be made in install ments. Liberty bonds and thrift stamps will be taken at face value on subscriptions, but axe not desired, as that is muoh like switching cards in solitaire. Public Information. The 150 canvassers of Keokuk started out this afternoon early after receiving their last instructions and blanks at the Y. M. C. A. building, from Chairman C. K. Joy. They were in session for a couple of hours last evening around tables that filled the auditorium there, and every team was given certain individuals as its special objectives. By ithis time they know pretty well Just how much a patriot ought to give in such a cause. The figures of the subscriptions will be published each day to the close of the previous day, the work of this afternoon being printed in The Gate City tomorrow. No at tempt will be made to give figures to any hour of the same day. Headquarters are in the office of the Keokuk Electric company with a special, new telephone for the Red Cross with its own special number. Only captains of teams will report there the work of team members, and persons unable to see a solicitor, may subscribe there. BANDS DOING THEIR BIT. Keokuk Musicians Donate 8erv»c«« to All Wartime Activities and Famish Good Music. The Keokuk bands always donate their services to war welfare wori and were especially in evidence in the parade last evening. The Keokuk Concert band, the Community band, the colored band, all three played well throughout the march. Uncle Sam's drum corps has be come a Keokuk institution with its martial music and its loud bass drum. It made an excellent impression in the parade and Is given much credit by citizens for its labors on many pub lic occasions. FINE SPCECH BY HARTZEH.L. Carthage Man Addresses the Crowd on the Government Building Lawn After the Parade. W. H. Hartzell. of Carthage, was the orator last evening, and he made a fine speech to the crowd on the postoffloe grounds after the parade disbanded. He was eloquent and above all, evidently sincere, and in the begin ning said that the service flag in his office window bears four stars. "This great war is not being fought on the theory that we will ever be compensated dollar for dollar for the money we spend," he said, "but In the spirit of freedom prevailing through out the civilised world." AXTOW IS ENTERTAINED. Former Princeton Man Haa Former Professor at Dinner This TJTr THE DAILY GATE CITY STIGE WOMAN IS HELD 10 BOARD Writ of Habeas Corpus Brought as a Test, Fails Before Judge Hamilton To day. GOES TO COUNTY HOME Testimony Presented by City and 8tate Officials and Profes sional Men Before Decision. A woman fought in the district court today for her freedom, and lost. She is Myrtle Stice, suspected by the board of health of having a social dis ease. A writ of habeas corpus was recently presented to the court ask* ing for liberation of the Stice woman from the city JaiL Judge W. S. Hamilton denied the writ. The case, one of the first and few of its kind to be tried before any tri bunal in Iowa, established a precedent in this locality. Not to Go to Jail. Judge Hamilton said in rendering a decision that the woman must be re moved at once to the county home for treatment, but that she was not to be returned to the city jail. Six other women were taken froin the city jail to the county home at 8 a m. today where they will be given medical examinations to determine whether or not they are diseased. "If I thought that the result of my denial of the writ was to send this woman back to the city jail, I should not deny it," said Judge Hamilton. "If I thought that denial would also mean a long time spent in the county home, before examination was made of her case, I should not deny it" Child With Her. Attorneys for the Stice woman asked that she be permitted freedom until 2 p. m., when her mother and three-year-old daughter are to leave the city. While Mrs. Stice sat in the court, the small, copper-haired child played about her knee and laughed while the attorneys were arguing the" matter. "There is no attempt being made to keep the woman in jail," said County Attorney EJ. W. McManus, "but we have a right to hold her under the di rection of the mayor and the board1 of health until it is determined whether she has any of these diseases." No Right to Remove. Frank Oertel, one of the attorneys for the woman said that the board of health has not authority under the statutes to take the case to another township for treatment. The county home is near Summitville. Mayor Ed S. Lofton, president of the board of health, was called to the witness stand Monday afternoon and was questioned by John M. Dawson, one of the woman's attorneys. Considers Jail Fit. -Do you consider the city jail a fit place to keep this woman in?" was one of the questions asked the mayor. "Yes." was the reply. Dr. C. H. Fegers. physician to the board of health and Dr. I. M. Coffey were others called to give testimony from a professional point, yesterday. W. A. Potter, state agent O. W. Sand berg. city clerk, ana Chief of Police C. H. Henemann were also on the stand. Dr. R. G. Sinotte, a dentist, testified today that the woman had an infeo tious tooth. The Stice woman, whp lives on low er Main street, was arrested a short time ago with several other women in that vicinity. _____ Pal Moore Given Decision. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 21.—Pal Step Lively! Coras Quit Hia Evening. Dr. Stockton Ax ton, noted lecturer and writer, secretary of the American Red Cross, arrives from Decatur, Illinois, at 5 o'clock this evening. Before his address, which is next to the parade the chief big feature of Red Cross week in Keolruk, he will be the guest at dinner of John R. Irwin and Mrs. Irwin at their home. Mr. Irwin was in the literature classes of Dr. Axton at Princeton while a student, at that university The Great Corn-loosener of the Age. Hever Fails. Painless. Watch my step? What's the usei I go along "right side up without Jare." even with corns, because 1 use -Gets-It", the painless, oll-like-a-ba ana-peel corn remover. I tried other ways galore, until I was blue Cw—Mull CW» U»,W. tWC*»4tr In the face and red in the toes. No mors tor me. Use "Gets-It.** It never fails. Touch any corn or cal lus with two drop* of "Gets-It," aad "Gets-It" does the rest. Ifs a relief to be able to stop catting corns, making them bleed, wrapping them up like packages and using •ticky tape and salves. It removes any corn clear and clean, leaving the toe aa smooth as your palm. Tou can wear those new shoes without pain, dance and be frisky on your feet. It's great to use "Gets-It" "Gets-It. the guaranteed, money back corn-rem over, the only sure way. costs but a trifle at any drag store. MTd by K. Lawrence A Co.,Chicago,m Sold in Keokuk and recommended is the world's best corn reivedy by Rnglehardt ft Oo.. and Wilkinson ft Co- YOUR Moore still clung to his "bantamweight title today after eight rounds with Earl Puryear of Denver, here last night. It was a decision. What Our Lads Write Two Keokuk men, Leo Braasil, who is with the 163rd machine gun com pany, and Carl Hansen, a United States marine, met in France a short time ago. Brassil tella about this meeting in a letter written to his sis ter, Miss Mary Brassil, 316 South Eleventh street. He says that the only thing one can buy in France is wine. "The peo ple you see here are old women and lota of United States sol diers," he writes. His letter follows: "I will now try and write you a /ew, lines to let you know how I am getting along in the army away over here in WOMEN ll/UV TT wastes from the systeni and avoiu uric acid accumulations. Take GOL.Dlon MKDAJ. Haarlem Oil Capsules per-: iodically and yoa will find that the There Is only one guaranteed brand of Haarlem Oil Capwiles, GO Li) MEJDAl^. There are many fakes 011 the market. Be sure you get the Original GOI^D MEDAL f» V-. •-.,:•$* Red Cross is an all-American largely volunteer organization, authorized by Congress, headed by President Wilson, audited by the War Department, enthusiastically approved by your Army, your Navy, and your. Allies. The work covers both millitary and civilian relief in jji every war-torn Allied country and full reports of all expentitures are continually being published, or are available through the chapters. It stands beside our boys in training here or: "over there." It watches beside the pillows of battle-broken men, and offers re^t and sympathy to war-torn fighters on brief respite from the front. It carries food and clothing to hungered moth ers and little ones in ruined villages. It helps rebuild the scattered pile of brick and stone they once called "Home." It brings back to the hopeless mother's arms her long lost child. It helps care for the orphans of the men who died that civilization might live. It helps care for the thousands that have fallen prey to dread tuberculosis. It nobly represents in deeds of mercy, relief, and restoration the more than twenty million members that have made its great work pos sible. Will You do Your Share to Keep this "Hand of Mercy9* »ep at Its Work? Every cent of every dollax received for the Bed CrossWar Fund is spent for war re lief. All administration costs, relief work for other than wax purposes (such as the TTn.iiffl.-g n.rH Guatemala disasters) are taken care of out of membership dues, and the interest accruing" from the banking of the War Fund has made available far war re lief at least $1.02 for every $1.00 contributed. ,, '1 This space donated to the Red Cross by IOWA STATE INSURANCE CO. (Mutual). BOSCHEE'S GERMAN SYRUP. Why use ordinary cough remedies, when BoacheCa German Syrup has been uaed so successfully for fifty two years in all parts of the United States for coughs, bronchitis, colds settled in the throat, especially lung troubles. It gives the patient a good night's rest, free from coughing, with easy erpectoration in the morning, gives nature a chance to soothe the inflamed parts, throw off the disease, helping the patient to regain his health. Sold by Wilkinson A Co. night. All the fellows who were on that trip with me are gone and I am In this M. O. Co., with a new bunch of men, hut I thint I will make it all right I hope so, anyway. This bure is a fine country and the weather over here now is Just like summer. It looks like dear old low*, men and loniy there are fewer people here. They all have gone to war and the war has sure put this country on the btfm. The only people you see in this country are old men and women and Qf BoWier». have France with the rest of the boys from here is a band playing in the park the U. S. A. Well, I am all alone to_ boy from ycm js system will always f_1 makes two Keokuk men now that I working order. Tour spirits will be enlivened, your muscles made strong your face have once more tho look of youth and health. T,-. -.T^'.f..'1 _ff ^and concerts here. f'fy. ®7eryare r* v". ft »•, jf The French people think they line. This country is sure 'behind the times. [There is nothing to buy. not even I candy. The only thing you can get is Arr Swine and I don't like it much, for it DREAD UL1J AviL is too soar. We can't get any sugar. I went out to a big track meet yes Don't worry about old age. Don't terday and it sure was worth seeing, worry about being in other people's There was every thing out there but way when you are getting on in years.} a Keep your tody in good condition make a barrel of money. There were pnd you can be as hale and hearty in 40,000 people and not one peanut your old days as you were wben a stand present. They even had a box kid, and every one will be glad to, jnf? see you. Say, Sis. when I get back I sure The kidneys and bladder axe the peanut stand. Tell John he would match and a knock out at that, have lota to tell causes of senile afflictions. Bleep know I can't tell you much that I sure them clean and in proper working ]mTe seen, in this letter. I saw a condition. Drive the poisonous you, but yot» Keokuk in this city. I think jtnow him. His mother lives out the north Bide of town His name jjansen and he is nothing but a kid He iB in tbe marines. This have seen. But I sure would like to see the boys in the 168th, but I guess I won't have that good luck, for you know where they are now. I don't think I will get to see Bill over here for they won't let yor tell anything at all. but I am going to Imported write to him tomorrow and when you Oil Capsule®. They are the 1 write to him, send him my address onlv reliable. For sale by all first-1 for he might not get my letter. Well, class druggists. Bis, I will close this letter for this PAGE FIVE •.55 W Tr I for Itching Tortun There Is one remedy that seldom faSi to stop Itching torture and relieve stric Irritation and thg£ makes the akin gIrmiahea 1 dear and healthy. Any druggist can supply 70a wittj jzemo, which generally overcomes aG| skin diseases. Acne eczema, itch, pirn plea, rashes blackheads, in most ca ive way to zemo. Frequently, mi disappear overnight. Itching! usually stops instantly. Zemo ia a safe antiseptic liquid, dean, easy to use and dependable. It costs only 35c an extttf large bottle, $1.00. It will not atain, not greasy or sticky and ia positively safe for tender, sensitive skins. The E. W. Roaa Co* Cleveland. O t, IN THE LAND 0* .. COMMON SENSE Says it is suicide to cut corns, and tells how they lift .,, right out You simply say to the drag storn man. "Give me a quarter of an ounctl of freezone." This will .cost very Utf tie but is sufficient to remove everj^ hard or soft corn from one's feet. A few drops applied directly upon t| tender, aching corn should relieve tha soreness instantly, and soon the entir«f corn, root and all. can be lifted ouJ with the fingers without pain. This new way to rid one's feet corns was introduced by. a Clncinl nati man, who says that while one is sticky it dries in a mosnentf and seems to simply shrivel up corn without inflaming or even IrrfJ tating the surrounding tissue or skin! Don't let father die from infection or lockjaw from whittling at hi.'? coi3& but cut this out and make hitt try it. time, hoping this finds you all weC I hope I get a letter soon, for I havt not received a letter for over tw months and you know I would like hear the news once in a while. Tel everybody that I said "hello** and tei them to drop a card once in a whOltl —Subscrtbe for The Gate City. :-\k"