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JEtanes and Factories Make an
Outpouring of Money for
the Activity Over Here
That Appeals to AIL
So many team captains refuse to
Imake their daily rvports to headquar-! paj^,ysjs^
lers, that it is impossible to guess the
America and the Red Cross.
They visited every store and office
from Water street to Eighteenth on
Vain, Bolndeau and Johnson, and
•aw every store and office clerk in
that territory.
c. The women began this morning on
their own big drive into every home
111 towtt. and the factories began to
Sfiove through their own special or
Every House in Town Visited.
iElFoday every house in Keoknk is to
be visited by a woman solicitor, and
in ihis way every person in Keokuk
•will be given an opportunity to get
2li on the list of contributors to the
Red Cross.
Every ward has Its leader, and
jsvery block its foreman, and the or
ganisation of the women is as com
plete and smoothly working as that
ef the men, to say the least—with
-More of them engaged, as there were
3mon women than men in the big
parade. and more women than mren
at erey public gathahtg during this
-second Red Cross war fund campaign.
Mrs. A. Hontngsworth is in charge
of the north side women, and Miss
Myrta Mitchell commands the bat
talion of south side women.
Women at Worrk at Sun-up.
Mrs. Hollingsworth has a hundred
women out today and they will get
the canvass of the north side homes
.completed by tomorrow noon. It is in
tended. They have been handicapped
•by so many women entertaining
-Shriners, or going down town to see
•(he Sbriners, making a second visit
•Tto many homes necessary, bat they
Are combatting all the odds against
them with fine spirit.
The (forces of Miss Mitchell number
•J30 women, and reveille sounded for
them at sun-wp this rooming. Mfe«
Mitchell is a strategist, daughter of
a war veteran, and she started her
fcattalkm so early that the south side
lioosewives were caught at home be
fore they started for down town, and
the Sbriners attractions. The idea
"was to get done by noon, and th«
•was nearly accomplished.
Team Captains Failure to Obey
...... Orders of Chairman Joy Re
5£i sponsaSJe for Lack of
At noon today, the directors of ac
counts had not received nearly as
jnuch money as was reported orally
by teams at the luncheon yesterday.
There is considerable public com
plaint atxmt lack of information
about total figures which is hurting
the campaign.
Justice requires the statement t*mt
the responsibility and blame for
state of affairs rests entirely on cer
tain team captains who do not report
dally at &*o?clock as directed by Chair
man Joy.
Dp to noon today Captains "Wilcox
and Bolster, of team 2. and Captains
•Wills, Brown and Majors of team 6,
'were the principal delinquents.
There Is no earthly way early this
afternoon to guess wfthin a mile or
what the total Red Cross subscrip
tion to Keokuk amounts to, to date.
Good for Trencfa Feet, But Refases
to Rise for Bread, Pie or
Even Make Good
fBy Fred S. Ferguson, United Press
Staff QnrrespomtenL]
April 4. (By maiL)—
"When flour won't "biscuit," wont
"pie," won't "doughnut," won't en*en
*"lottgh," and above aH, "wont,
"spajftigt,- there must be something
the matter with it.
?4Bvery House in the City and Eveiry Person in the Municipal
ity Given an Opportunity to Donate to the Great
Soldier Welfare Fund Being Raised.
And when you've ordered a ton of
trench foot powder, and it haen't ar
.rived and more cases of "trench
*mMtr wnlng ta and yew super- and Che fis&ratian Arm*.
Lee County's Biggest Single Gift to
the Red Cross War Fund Comes
FHm Jackson
The one largest single subscription
in Lee county to the Red Cross war
fund came from Jackson township, out
side yesterday.
The solicitors entered a house and
saw a little girl on a bed- with part of
her body motionless from infantile
Her mother
wanted t0 help
$Otal subscriptions obtained to date, poor and had no money, and so could
Vat'after completing the canvass of the
business men, the war fund campaign
town. iy replied. Then the woman with the
The way the dollars are rolling in
•today all over Keokuk shows a him-1
At the end of the first day $.001.28
was deposited by Charles J- Smith and j,
A. G. Peterson, directors of mnib,
to the bank account of the treasurei ithev
4ft the war fund—but that was only
/the first donations, and only the actual
cash subscriptions and does not in
elude the pledges for over twice that
ll.jnnch obtained the first day.
Reaching Out to Everybody.
This morning twenty volunteers met
Chairman Joy in the Y. M. C. A. par
lor and after receiving their gas gren
ades and instructions in the shape of
receipt hooks and assignments to spe
cial territory, they started out to mop
up the business district of Keoknk.
dred per cent plus of loyalty tojbnreau
Each One Has fts 0*m Committee to
Otrtain Contributions From
the Employes on the
BieiT factory in Keofcuk has been
organised for its own campaign and
opportunity for the employes to con
tribute to the Red Cross by J. Albert
K3edatec3u director of factory organ
ization on the executive committee.
The Standard 00 company force
went oner the top a hundred per cent
strong, with every one at the fifty
a subscribed, early in the
week, and otters will equal them
Jest before noon today. Will G.
Blood made a talk to the rtrity Oats
force In the packing room of the
plant. C. J. Kirch and J. Albert
Kiedaisch spoke at a meeting of the
Standard Four men and women. Out
there there are two organizations for
the day and night shifts.
Armtmrs and others are
about 100 per cent flags, but there is
no such flag provided for this cam
paign. This will not keep a ntimber
of factories and large establishments
making a subscription from every em
ployee, however.
Burtfngton Is Trying the War Chest
Method and Fort Madiscm is
Modest in tls Setting of
Par For Drive*
Burlington is not having a Red
Cross campaign this week, as it ha«
adopted the war chest idea. TTris is
to raise a lot of money for all war pur
poses and lateT divide it between the
different needs. Dr. Axsou showed
showed clearly the objections to this
plan in his address here, and it natur
ally lends itself to moderate collec
tions and subscriptions for an the
needs of the war.
Fort Madison has a week's Red
Cross war fund campaign on as in
Keokuk, but the Democrat states its
par, called its quota, at only $6,000, in
all modesty. Pro rata, that would
mean about 59.000 for Ke'Auk which
raised over twice that In a few min
utes from the solicitors Just before the
teams started out to work.
Keokuk is not paying much atten
tion to anything but her own business,
bat It is interesting to Observe the
ideas of some nearby towns.
LTke the Rest, He Tells of the Bene
fits of the Red Cross to the
Army artd How Soldiers
Nearly every soldier giving ten
francs, whi3i is abont two dollars, to
Red Cross funds, and he himself buy
ing another Liberty bond, is part of
the picture of life in the An«risa.n
iors are raising the rootf demanding
the powder, and you can't get it—
again there must be something the
Two captains with these two lines
of trouble in mind met recently. One
was a captain in the quartermaster
corps. The other was stationed at
the front
Ctrptain opened the conversation.
He told of his trrach foot powder
trouble*. The particular powder be
had ordered was the best thing for
trench feet that had been found
but be couldn't get it for some mys
terious reason.
Captain came back with his trou
bles. He had Just gotten in a bate*)
of fkxir and had been deluged with
kicks from everybody from the com
pany cook, to the French civilians
f%-r *j,f
said they
,but are renters and
the Red Sross.
The llttle
was extended into every nook and limbs and the pinched faoe on the bed
corner of Keokuk today, and the Red,
Oross flag is flying in every block injpere^
^ith the motionless
sofUv called her mother
and whis-
ln her the mother
and the poverty and the
paralyzed 1JtUe
gjri went over to a
the purse over the
hand of a souc|tor
and shook oat of It
the Red
cents ae apoiogfeed
Beginning Saturday morning and
continuing tmtil Monday evening,
subscriptions will be received in
any amount from individuals at
Red Cross headquarters, in the
Keokuk Electric company offices,
Eighth and Main streets, until 5
Hundreds of Keokuk people are
expected to take their subscrip
tions there each day.
If we lose the war, everything Is
I despise the man who says that
he has done his share.
The soldier in the trenches, fight
ing for the rights and liberties of
mankind, doesnt stop when be has
done his share he does all he can
and will you, for whom he is doing
all and giving all, dare do less and
face your neighbor, your con
science and your God?
They will know.
fund sixty-six
that it was all
The solicitor said he would call it a
dollar, so the little girl on the be it
could have a badge, and the child
smiled wistfully. She said she wished
it, had ben enough to get her the Red
Cross magazine, for she did want that
very much to look at in her bed. That
evening when her father came home,
he hunted up another dollar from
somewhere and took it to the town
ship chairman of the campaign. The
little girl will pet her Red Cross maga
zine despite all red tape regulations
applicable to other people, and she has
her name written in a trig booteas the
largest single subscriber In Lee county
to the Red Cross war fund—she and
her parents are the only parsons who
gave all the money they had to the
war work fund.
Thus writes Judge Ralph S. Lat
shaw, in the Kansas City Post, and
think thousands of people in Keo
kuk and everywhere.
And yet some men expecting
public respect tell Red Cross solici
tors that they have done their
share," or have invested In a Liberty
bond which is a mighty good In
vestment and not giving anything
at alL
Red Cross war fund campaign
headquarters are in the office
of the Keokuk Electric com
pany, Eighth and Main streets,
until 5 o'clock each day this
week, and it has its own special
telephone number 726 instead +1
of the number of the company.
In Prance painted by Sergeant
B. I* Benner, who went from his
home on the Middle road.
Every soldier, in almost every let
ter, speaks heartily of what the Red
Cross is doing—and that it is accomp
lishing much with every dollar it
Was Gratefully Accepted and a
Committee Appointed at Once
to Make the Se
Tt»e campaign staff got bus? at
once when Fred Overton, captain of
team No. 13, announced" that Frank
W. Swaa had donated to the Red
Gross war fund a city lot.
Mr. Swan told the solicitors that
a committee might take its choice out
of seven lots he owns, and then the
Red Cross war fund executive com
mittee could sen the lot. raffle it off,
auction ft, or dispose of it in any way
It pleased, and he wOl make a deed to
the new final owner, whoever that
may be.
Chairman Joy at once appointed
Thomas XL Joyce, R. V. McCutcheon
and H. "L. Aldrlcb a committee to
select the lot, and the rest of the
proceedings followed apace.
The committee last evening chose a
lot at the corner of and Ash
streete. C. F. McFariand will deter
turine later just how it win be disposed
of. bat probably ft will be auctioned
some day ttiis month.
Fort Mar*son Red Cross Makes Spe
cial Effort to Get Money From
Mexican Laborer* in
That Ctty.
The Port Madison Democrat car
ries with prominent position an ap
peal to Mexicans there to respond to
the Red Cross demands, all in Span
ish. It refers to the German atroci
ties and the necessity of preventing
such thinge In this hemisphere. There
are many Mexicans employed by the
Santa Fe railroad living in and near
Fort Madison.
Treasury Deportment and American
Red Cross Prohibit Receiving
Them For Sub
Order® have come from the Ameri
can Red Cross that thrift stamps may
not be taken on war fund subscrip
tions as was previously announced
mieht be done.
The government ctajects to taking
mooey out of the United Sates treas
ury to give it to the Red Cross, and
the Red Cross does not want that
done either—and that Is exactly -what
trading thrift stamps for Red Close
snbscriotion reoeftots means.
What Sbriners
A light damned in the eye of Cap-1 jer today, part of which were initiar
tain X.
"What does thte- floor at yours look
"Jost floor?*
*T5«rt are you sore. Km floor?"
"There's no analyst with my outfit,
but I take tt as stsch."
Cfeptain was hot on the trail.
"You've got my trench foot powder,
bet a horse," he sbot at the
•wartermaster. Htnr much have yon
sold? vnu did you sell It to? How
can you get ft back, and get it back
a dash to ths aids at- the
Guido Ciccollni, Tenor, In French
Jtules Massenet stands among the greatest of ail French composers
of the modern school. His fame rests principally on his operas, the
best known of wihich is "Thais." Massenet's melodies are of a most
beautifully pore lyric style that 1B unsurpassed by any other composer.
Bis "Elegie" is a perfect example of this type and ranks as one of the
finest songs ever written.
'O Sole Mio (My Sunshine) Eduardo di Capua
Guido Ciccoflni, Tenor, in Italian
Di Ctepua Is an Italian composer whose many Jovial and tuneful com
positions hare made him a fiavortte In the hearts of his countrymen.
His reputation has been earned chiefly by his "Neapolitan Songs"—
TMiose roUioldng, care-free street songs of Italy. Guido Ciccollni, pro
claimed by many authorities to ha the world's greatest Italian operatic
tenor, is perfectly suited, temperamentally, to this style of song. You
are hearing a real masterpiece when you listep this magnificent
No. 82129—Price, *2.00
O Dry Those Tears! Teresa del Riego
Caroline Lazzari, Contralto
This old time favorite needs no introduction to anyone who is at
all with drawing room songs. Some Slave called it the most
appealing melody ever written. The melodic tbenne itself is so graceful,
tender, and wholly lovely that its oh arm is irresistible. The weeds,
too, are most appealing. Caroline Lozzaxi, an Italian artist whose
voice, training and personality are typical of her country, is heard to
advantage here.
Oft in the Stilly Night
Caroline Laoari, Contralto
ThiB is one of the standard encore songs In modern refertolre. It
is widely known and loved both In Etagland and America. The origin
of the melody is unknown. The words are by the great poet, Thomas
Moore, whose writings have formed the lyrics of more ballads than
any other poet. Caroline Lazzari recently made her debut with the
Chicago Opera Company. Critics proclaim hex's the voice the world
has been waiting for for many years.
No. 80365—'Price, *1.50
Douglas! Tender and True Lady John Soott
Amy Ellerman, Contralto
All the tenderness, delicacy and grace of the best of the old-fashion
ed Scotch ballads Is embodied in this song. It is a real "heart-song"
of assured immortality and beloved throughout the whole English
speaking world. Amy EHerman, in a qpxiet, reserved way, beautifully
expresses the sentiments of the poem.
Wonderful Thing Clare Kummer
Besty Lane Shepherd, Soprano
Clare Kummer made her first big hit with the ballad "Dearie.'*
Since then she has written a number rather similar In style. "A Won
derful Thing," however, is acclaimed to be by far the finest, most
artistic song she ever composed. It was introduced to the public hy
the musical comedy star Sallie Fisher, in "The lAoir Rehearsal." It
was a tremendous success at once, and some think, really "made" the
show. As Betsy Lane Shepherd sings it here, it makes a Re-Creation
that you will find more appealing and beautiful every time you hear iL
No. 80388—Price, *1.50
Down in Lily Land Wallace
Marion Evefy Cox, Contralto, and John Young, Tenor
This song is of distinctly different character than the
really charming and artistic ballad-duet John Young you all know.
Marion Evelyn Cox is rather a new comer. She is a Brooklyn girl
who is well known throughout the east as a church soloist and on the
concert platform. ....
Is It Nothing to Yotr? /.•t.".'7?w.\Vv. .t-J.C. Edgar-Trevor
Betsy Lane Shepherd, Soprano
Betsy Lane Shepherd has become, in little more than a year, a tre
mendous favorite with Bdison owners. Her voice has an appealing
quality that is irresistible, and no matter what type of song she sings
she always gives an artistic touch that the discerning music-lover ap
preciates, and the unsophisticated enjoy without knowing why. The
present selection is an English ballad that has made a big success dur
ing the past two or three years.
water wagons
bav^ to do with each other no one
knows. But some executive of the
Now, everybody was trying mixing (Keokuk Fez club thought the sSwvs
It with other Qour to see If it would 1 etching would be great for the oc
voii, he said. Icasfon—today's pilgrimage of Kaaoa
"The stuff simply wont do noth- temple nobles to iveokuk—so he
ing that floor ought to do," was bis gketched it The public got to see a
final cry of anguish. great many antics of the mystic or-
remaining "HOBT.
Captain nearly embnosa
Jtast then a man from the Italian
mission appeared. He explained that
they had bad visions of a real spaghet
ti •HBMIT Bat. he added in effect,
that with til aspect to the American's
flour, ft wouldn't -spaghet-"
Then came a man from a moss
near by. In a few minutes there was
a Une, and everyone carrying a pack
age of "flow" that, wouldn't act as It
Si !f Til. if" '.*!TOWr
Featuring "Oft In The Stilly Night," "O Dry Those Tears"
LAZZARI of the Chicago Opera Company
No. 83074—Price, $3JOO
Jules Massenet
Untamed Shriners Having Some Fun
on Main Street During the Day
tory in their nature. Prospective
candidates for the shrine were slowly
tortured and in some cases almost
murdered right in the town's best
known streets. The veteran shrlner
calls this "crossing the burning sands
of the desert" Main street dust never
did resemble sand particles of the
Sahara, but then one has to conjure
up the imnplnn1 W" to get the fun out
Knowing that the "Dour" had been
sold oat in 60 pound lots to several
thnes as many buyers. Captain was
fretting own how it was to be gotten
looked at the line, and
"I don't think be long getting
all your foot powder back, and
I won't have to go after it either."
CRr Want ads.
^WI^WP®? PW f7
THUBSDAY, mat 23,1918
New Edison Re-Creations -1
Felicia Waltz
Sari Waltz
No. 80388
Ma. 80391—Price, *tS0
Take You Home Again, Kathleen Thomas 4». Westandmf
Venetian Instrumental Quartet, Violin, Violoncello, Fhrte and Harp
A very popular song-ballad. Its beautiful melody i» heard to even
finer advantage in this arrangement tor Instrumental quartet. The
serveral parts hare been most artistically written, and are interwoven
most beautifully. Only the art of the iEJdison Recording laboratorr
could record and only (he Neir Edison could ReGreate them so per
Venetian InstrwiiwiUa fbiaitnl, 8Mb
Quanto lo famo •. VTolhi, VMoneedo, note and fferp
This selection was written by an Italian who enlisted as band
master on an American flagship when the ship was In the Mediter
ranean. It became a great favorite with all the aid. tfene naval of
ficers and was played on all the American flagships. It has never
been published, although, written over forty years ago, and Is given
here in a special InstrmnentaA. quartet version made tram the original
No. 50*59—Price, *1j00
For Dancing—-Jamln' Society
One of those ch$rming, graceful. olMtttUoned salteos of the ldnd
so papular about ten years ago. The composition itself, however, is
quite recent. You will undoubtedly enjoy it grea£ly, for it is played
in Eqgene an das' best style and makes a perfect record for dancing
the ol&Cashioned waltz, or the newer nu-ietj of steps
Sunetitne of Your Smile Waftz ... LIQan Ray
For Panting JnUu'1 Society Orchestra
"The Sunshine- of Yaar Smfle" m£kes a charming waltz in tfafe ar
rangement The melodies comprising it are all exceptionally fine, with
a well marked, swaying waltz rhythm,
Imperial Marimba Band
The operetta "Sari" was one of the big hits of the season of 1917.
Its distinctively Hungarian style of music pleased Broadway hugely
and ell ove rthe Metropolis the "Sul" melodies were heard. This
waltz arrangement contains a number of the "Serf* melodies, woven
together In waMz rhythm. The Imperial Marimba Band gives them a
fine interpretation. This organization has made several records and
the curious timbre of these band instrmjients has caused mudh com
ment among IEJdison owners. Their toties xeaord perfectly and, every
one agrees, are exceedingly pleasing and. enjoyable.
Stars and Stripes Forever March —.•. ..
...... Sousa
Imperial Marimba Band
John (Philip Sousa, the "March. King/* is prdtmbly the most popular
band leader In the United States. Afe a composer lie has been ahnaBt
equdBy snccee»fal. CDs published compositions number several hun
dred, including several comic operas. His most famous pieces are
the military marches, a style of composition in which he is unrivaled.
"The Stars and Stripes Forever" is one of the most popular of these
and has contributed Ks share towards earning him the title ef "March
King.** Its novel rendition here by the Imperial Marimba Band forms
a pleasant change tram the usual brass, arrangement in which we gen
erally hear-Soosa's marches.
of It. The president of the Fes dot*
and his associates have asked The
Gate City to say that if any husbands
return to their firesides at 2 a. m.
and 3 a. m_ Friday, that the fact must
be overlooked by anxious and irate
wives. The pilgrimage is long and
the way toilsomly fraught with perils
for the forty new candidates.
De. Frank Cranec We do not want
oar children to learn the language
and read the literature of the Ger
man people so long as those people
stand for everything that civilized
folk abhor. There are plenty of for
eign languages to learn without teach
ing our little ones the lingo of as
sassins. There is the beautiful lan
of ftaaoe, soaked with the so-
Hold Thou My Hand—Sacred
••'Vv Bor several yean the Metropolitan QuaKut fan been
recordB for Bdison owners. No more popular oigaataOan exists In
the phonograph world today than this. Bach its four menriwss Is a
thorough artist, and they ha»e sung together so Ions and so ifrcqunfl.
their performance to always pezfaoOy (Drifted. Sacred music inertbi
ahiy must form the taste of every record owners noHeeOon. It is tits
sort of music from wUcb aotoce and inspiration may ahntjs be had.
Somehow it seems dodbly impressive when given in Ana, «ad
(Re-Creatica* of this kind rtways pcore most popular.
Why I Lows (Him—Sacred B. D. Acfclev
Robert E. Clark, Baritone
BoOt 1Mb selection and the one given on the iew»g aide axe
ard uacrod songs. This one goutioalarly is -well Hted by thousands all
over the country. Its words are rather1 above the average in
merit they are by E Bmntt, who baa wiJtleu Che* words-of eeaeral
other hymns of like character. Robert iEL Clark, a comparative new
singer, has a rich, resonant, powerful baritone votes and is ooe ot -q^
best Hving interpreters of gospel nmsle. Mr. Clark's gospel fringing
in the Baptist Temple, Philadelphia, has not beep exceHed the
dajb of Ira Sankey, the great singer of gospel songa.
that you will find perfect for
No. 50466—Price, *1JOO
E. Kalman
Satisfied That -Neutrone Prescription
99* Is An Thafs Claimed.
•nils reliable prescription has.
since being placed in the hands of
the public, done more to remove
Rheumatic Troubles than all prev
ious remedies combined.
It is different from other remedies
in that it does not upset the stomal
or Impair the heart, a condition here
tofore thought impossible-
It is not a cure-all but a remedy
to be taken internally treating Rheu
matism as a constitutional disease,
by its general action through the
The treatment Is a most comp***
combination of rbeumatlo-reducii*
dements and is dependable to P^
dnce results from the fact it atone at
rheumatism as a disease of the WOOD.
50c and $1.00 the bottle.
MoQrath Bros. Drug Co, KeoW*.
low^ and leading druggfcts er«7"
fbnslasm of noble purposes or
the renascence
Italy, rich from
modern letters or Spain.
tongue is that of a
weBtwrn continent Oar objection
teaching tte German language
scboote, and to the performance
German music in opera or concert, j*
not bigoted prejudice it l»
horence of anything that may
even the remotest degree fa*01"
propaganda of those filthy Ideas tw|
have menaced progress, of anytj*®*
that may help to SWBH the seP**
pride of that horde of buccaneers U»J
are now slaughtering oar sons
the thousands, and threatening
obscene defilement afl that civiu»«»
people hold dear.
The Gate Otf.

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