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Evangelist Charles Reign
Will Deliver His Famous Tirado
Against John Barleycorn
11:00 «. m. Tabernacle, everybody.
8:00 p. m. Tabernacle, men only, Dr.
Scoville, subject, "Booze."
3:00 pt m. Westminster Presbyterian
ohurch, women only, Dr.
7:15 p. m. Tabernacle, everybody, Dr.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon Evange
list Charles Reign Scoville will deliver
to men only the sermon which has
done more, perhaps, to make him fam
ous than anyothersermon he preaches.
The subject is "Booze."
Scoville has held campaigns In some
of the Vwettest" cities in America. He
has flayed the saloon and denounced
liquor and the liquor traffic In cities
when he brought down the wrath of
the liquor dealers upon his head so
forcibly that It was necessary to furn
lab him police protection.
He has seen many a city go "dry" as
a result of this sermon—preached
many times to men and women alike.
"I'm not going to preach for votes
here tomorrow," he said last night.
"I don't need to. I am going to preacii
Hundreds From Other Towns.
Hundreds of men from surrounding
towns are expected to be here for tho
address. Window cards announcing
the service have been spread abroad,
both In Keokuk and In towns along the
"Illinois Bide of the river.
Numerous requests are pouring in to
the Scoville home for the revivalist to
deliver his discourse against liquor in
several Illinois towns that are In the
throes of local option fights just now.
Among the towns after him are War
saw, Hamilton and Nauvoo.
This morning the Sunday schools
will attend the services in delegations.
Tonight the evangelist will preach to
A band will play on the street this
afternoon juBt oefore the tabernacle
men's service begins. The musicians,
according to present plans, will march
out Main street to the worship shed
and assist Mr. Stewart and the male
chorus in the song service.
A feature of the preliminary services
•will be Mrs. Scovllle's temperance
soloe and a duet by the evangelist's
wife and Mr. Stewart.
8eoWt1e III Friday Night.
Despite the fact that he was suf
fering severely from a slight case of
ptomaine poisoning which had attack
ed him two hours before at the dinner
table, Evangelist Scoville Friday night
held the attention of more than 3,000
persons with his sermon on "The Un
pardonable Sin." Sixty-nine persons
hit the trail at the dose of the dis
Soorllle was so dtssy that he could
hardly stand as he faced the crowd to
begin his address. He explained that
he had eaten something at dinner
which had not agreed with him and
that he might have to turn the service
over to his assistant before he had
finished. He went through the service.
What the Sin Is.
Scoville explained the unpardonable
sin as the sin against the Holy Ghost.
"God tried to make the people hear,
and they would not. Then God sent
Christ and they crucified Him. Now
he has 3ent the Holy Ghost. If you
refuse to hear the Holy Spirit, its all
up with you.
"There is no line yon can cross
Which you cannot recross and come
back to God," he said, "for the Biblo
says, 'whosoever will may come.' Take
that out of the Bible and you have no
Bible. But there is a line across
which you never will come back to
"Nobody's tears could reach you.
There are people here tonight,' he de
clared. "who have said 'no' to every
sermon you've ever heard and you'rn
going to say 'no' to this one. It isn't
because you can't come back, it's be
cause you won't."
RESULTS IN HIGH
How Iowa Teams Came Out In Games
Played Last Night for State
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
DES MOINES, Iowa, March 11.—
High school basketball finals were
played off at various points in Iowa
tonight with the following results:
At Fairfield—Ottumwa, 23 Musca
At Fairfield—Ottumwa, 30 Wash
At Des Moines—Osceola, 29 Mt.
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Scoville to Jolt John
BOOZE SEfiMOM- ITELLS EFFECT OF
Political Writer for Poct-Dispatch,
Polnt6 Out Resuits of Westings
in Jefferson City's
WILL BE FOE MEN ONLY BIG- CHANGE IS APPARENT
Hundreds of Men From Nearby Towns
Many Stopped Dancing, Cafes Were
Less Popular and League Was
Formed for Bettering
The following story of the religious,
moral and civic effect of the Scoville
campaign on Jefferson City, Mo., was
written especially by Heber Nullons,
political writer and state capita! cor
respondent for the St. Louis Post
Die patch and one of the highest sala
ried newspaper men In the United
Mr. Nations was a close observer
of the Scoville campaign at Jefferson
[By Heber Nations.]
JEFFERSON CITY, March 11.—It
was the unanimous sentiment of the
Men's league at their "review" ineet-
union revival campaign conducted by
Charles Reign Scoville, which closed
three months ago, was worth ten
times more than it cost in money
and effort, and the opinion was ex
pressed freely that such a campaign
should be repeated at regular Inter
The "Mens* league" itself is one of
the direct results of the Scoville
meetings and was organized by the
evangelist while here. Nearly every
prominent layman In the Missouri
capital is an active member of the
league, and aggressive action Is
being planned by it to complete tae
rout of tne saloon—pool hall—red
light interests whose activities had
gone almost unchecked for a genera
tion, until the recent moral and re
ligious upheaval stirred the better
element of the city to a realisation
of their responsibilities and their
power In united effort
Many of the results of the cam
paign were discussed briefly in de
tail and striking instances of reform
and conversion of prominent citizens
was recalled, at the review meeting.
One Case In Point.
One speaker, in discussing indi
vidual cases, recalled the conversion
of a prominent lawyer, a former pros
ecuting attorney of Cole county.
"That man has lived his life amonfe
us," he said. "He is a man of un
questioned ability and business integ
rity. He had fallen into loose habits
and finally had become so addicted
to whiskey that he rarely ever went
home sober. He lost his business,
and was losing his mind. I gasped
for breath when I saw him rise one
night during the meeting and start
down the aisle. I met him a few
days later and ne told me that his
appetite for whiskey was nearly driv
ing him mad and I know that he car
ried apples in his poCKets for weeks
which he ate to satisfy his craving
for liquor. Today he is here, in all
his manhood, once more master of
himself and his profession, and I
say that if the campaign had not
accomplished anything but this, It
would have paid its way and more.
Other speakers called attention to
prominent men who had not been
identified with church work before
the campaign, but are now toiling In
It was pointed out that State Audi
tor John P. Gordon, who walked the
"glory trail," is now a deacon in the
Presbyterian church Joseph G. Dil-
energy, although his face was pale and spectors, who first made the confes
a trifle drawn. I
After the service he was hurried I tlve deacon in the Christian church
home and attended by a physician who Chief Justice A. M. Wooason of the
diagnosed the case as a slight attack
of Intestinal poisoning and not serious.
in the campaign, is now an ac-
supreme court who had not been iden
tified with the churches before, is
now a regular attendant and a leader
In the work at the Christian church
Associate Justice Charles G. Revelle when the question
and his wife, who "hit the trail" J?ona
YOOR HAIR REQUIRES
AR OIL SHAMPOO
An Interesting Story 6f
Career of Choir
,~he moss sequestered quotation
that "some men are born great, others
achieve greatness and others have
greatness thrust upon them," Is so
old that it is almost new. However,
the second apothgm of that quotation
explains in a measure how Charles
Stewart, chorus* director for Evange
list Charles' Reign Scoville, "a fel
low," truly "of infinite jest' and'
"most excellent fancy" and, withal, a
jolly good feilow in the eyes of his
employer, associates, and the several
hundred singers who watch the ryth
mic beating of his arms six nights
a week, broke into tue limelight
throughout the country.
It was this way. But It might be
better to narrate a few of the inci
dents that transpired before "it" hap
pened. Mr. Stewart told a Gate City
representative Saturday afternoon
that he "didn't mtnd being inter
viewed," but that he "was always at
a loss to know what would be the
best thing to say."
So he began by stating that he has
been leading revival choirs for the
past seven years. Some of his choirs
have been large and otners small.
Some have been bad and others
worse. Howbeit, many of them have
been "good." And at this juncture in
the interview Mr. Stewart interposed
the following apostrophe to his Keo
Praises Keokuk Chorus.
"It Is the best, most cheerful, most
responsive and altogether most satis
factory chorus I have ever lead," he
said. "It isn't the largest by any
means. It isn't more than half as
large as some choirs we've had. Bat
the singers are happy, they like to
sing and they do sing. If the audi
ence ever gets the thrill that my
chorus puts into me, I expect to see
it come to its feet on "All Hall
Emanuel" or "Line Up for Jesus
"The Keokuk chorus coupled with
the orchestra surpasses anything I
have ever seen. The music is great."
Stewart lead his first chorus in
Washington, Indiana, seven years ago.
He had just joined the H. E. Wilhite
Evangelistic company. He was with
Mr. Wilhite for fifteen months.
"My first choir," he said, "number
ed 100 voices and I never will be
prouder of a chorus than I was of
that one. I wasn't altogether die
pleased with myself, either," he ad
For four years Stewart was with
O. B. Hamilton of Des Moines. And
it was while with Hamilton that he
proved the truthfulness of the "moss
covered quotation." In other words.
early in the campaign are active in
the work at the Baptist church.
The young men of the Methodist
and Christian churches have organ
ized clubs and fitted up quarters in
the respective churches where the
boys who formerly frequented the
pool halls at night, congregate to take
part in athletic exercises and to avail
themselves of the libraries and maga
zine reading rooms which have been
Influence on 8ocial Life.
It was conceded that the most not.
able effect of the campaign is its
influence on the social life of uie
For years the winter social' sea
sons at the capital kept pace with
the newest dances and most reckless
social practices. Society folk from
St. Louis and Kansas City came here
for the big social events.
It was remarked in reviewing the
net results of the campaign, that
there nave not been more than a
bare dozen of social functions dur
lng the winter at which dancing was
permitted, and that of the hundreds
who took the dancing pledge toward
the close of the campaign, a large
majority have kept It religiously.
What might have been a delicate
subject was discussed in all candor
old hair causing it to falL Ordinary body here knows that this particular
eoaps and shampoos contain free alkali cafe, six months ago, would have
that cuts tho natural oil of the bur and been crowded to capacity on Satur
dissolves the fatty roots of the hair which day nights. On the evening I was
when once destroyed cannot be restored. there, two young men, apparently
EYEEY WEEK A^fTI-SEPTIC OIL farmers, were the only customers. I
SHAMPOO does not attack the natural feared when I stepped in there, that
oil of the hair nor the hair roots. It I might meet my old friends who
produces a rieh creamy lather which would urge their hospitalitv on me
cleanses the hair and scalp thoroughly, th^were'there*88'
dissolving and removing dandruff (dry but none of them were there.
or oily) which cleSs the hair cells. It
social drlnklng were raircd.
Names were called and prominent
men admitted that they formerly had
thought nothing of visiting saloons
and taking a social glass or of spend
ing an evening, sipping cocktails In
one of the luxurious booths of a cafe,
while they discussed current topics
or "swopped yarns" with friends and
Imagine a plant trying to grow in ^ej he formerly had spent more than
flower pot with a heavy object pressing j,anp ^Is evenings in that way, said:
down upon it. It would soon die. That'i
what dandruff does to the delicate hail
plants. It seals up the top of the hail
cells and prevents new hair from coming
through and it smothers the roots of the
A prominent politician who admit-
'I happened to have business with
the proprietor of a popular buffet last
Saturday night and I stepped into his
place of business for the first time
since I was converted. Now every-
leaves the hair soft, fluffy and lustrous, habitues in my mind and remembered
tp ,, ... that nearly every one of them had
Every bottle is told with a guarantee undergone the same transformation
to give perfect »atisfaction to men,
that had ull knew
women and children. Large bottle hold- jj0me
lag 64 teaspoonfuls 50c at Higher Morals Result.
Wilkinson et eo., noter lowa pnar-1 Another speaker said a saloon pro
macy. Crescent Pharmacy, McGrath prietor who Is a conndentlal friend,
Bros., Scott O'Reilly, City Drug told him that although Cole county
Store, Englehardt & Jo., J. F. Kied- had been considered one of the most
aisch & Son. W. H. Siegfried
they were at
safely wet counties in the state, the
other dealers in drugs and toilet 1 saloon men realized that if the local
articles. 'option question Is made an issue in
THIS DAILY GATE CITS
Chorister Stewart Brought
Younger Down Trail
he "achieved greatness." It was three
years ago, in a meeting at Lee's Sum
mit, Mo., near Kansas City.
Brought Younger Down Trail.
One night in the invitation service
Cole Younger, world famed bandit of
former years and one of the most
celebrated members of the dreaded
James boys gang, was seen Walking
down the aisle. If you should go to
Lee's Summit today they would tell
you that Charles Stewart and a cer
tain local physician brought Cole
Younger down the "tiail." Only this
time the "trail" led to "glory row"
and not to some moonshlning Joint or
At once the metropolitan news
papers of the country took up the
story. Kansas City papers sent re
porters out to interview Younger—
and Stewart. Stories went out on the
Associated and United Press wires.
Around the world went the almost
weird tale of Cole Younger's conver
sion and around the world went the
name of Charles Stewart.
After leaving Hamilton the choris
ter joined the Lincoln McConneil
forces and for several months was
with this noted evangelist. Then he
began negotiating with Charles Reign
Scoville. For years he had read and
lqipwn of tne noted evangelist. "I
haa read of him in my Sunday school
papers when a kid/' he said. "I had
always known of him, It seemed, but
never had I expected to be In his
Dr. Scoville and his song leader are
fast friends, vney work harmoni
ously together and night after night
tuey sit together at the 8coville
house telling stories and cracking
jokes. The song leaders Is an adept
hand at impersonating the negro dia
lect and his stories from the south
are a source of unsurpassed pleasure
to the members of the evangelistic
the near future, with the support of
the Mens' league and the cooperation
of the churches, both city and county
probably will go dry.
The league is to take np the ques
tion of submitting the "dry" issue
at its next meeting.
It Is the unanimous sentiment of
the people who sponsored and aided
the Scoville campaign, three months
after the departure of the great
evangelist and his party, that the net
result, to the community in higher
morals and more conscientious busi
ness relations, is of tar greater value
than the time, money and effort ex
pended in making the campaign a
success, leaving out of consideration
entirely, 2,000 immortal souls who
made the great confession and joined
the various churches, and 2,000 more,
already in the kingdom, w^ose ener
gies were rejuvenated and who were
spurred on to greater and continued
endeavor in the religious world.
The Bulletin Board
There will be three services at the
tabernacle. Twelfth and Main streets,
today. The morning service will be
gin at 11 o'clock. At S o'clock in the
afternoon the men's mass meeting will
start and Dr. Scoville will preach to
overybody this evening at 7:15 o'clock.
While Dr. Scoville is delivering his
sermon on Booze, Dr. Thomas Penn
Ullom, assistant evangelist, will be
speaking to women only at the West
minster Presbyterian church.
There will be no services of any
kind at the tabernacle Monday night.
Rev. W. T. McCandless will con
duct his Bible class at the tabernacle
at 3 o'clock.
Mr. Sabin will meet with the boys
at the Y. M. C. A. at 4 o'clock.
The Business Men's league will meet
at noon at the Y. M. C. A.
Fellow hall. Seventh and Main
The Business Girls' league will meet
Mrs. Scoville will be In
Mrs. Stewart will meet
Women's league (personal
the tabernacle at 2 o'clock.
The business girls will meet at
Odd Fellow hall with Mrs. Scoville.
Rev. MoCandless' Bible class meets
at 3 o'clock at the tabernacle.
The Business Men's league wltt
meet at the Y. M. C. A. at noon.
CROWD AT MEETING
Tabernacle Was Pilled Last Night by
People Who Heard Evangelist/
In Eloquent ./
MANY IN GLOET SEATS
Evening Was Enlivened by
of 8mall Boy Jin "Tab"
His Mother Thought He
The largest 'Saturday nigr.c crowd
of the campaign, thus far, heard
Evangelist Scoville at the tabernacle
last night. The sermon was one of
the most appealing the revivalist has
preached. Time and again tne great
throng was in tears as he narrated
some incident to illustrate "what it
means to die right," or to show the
value of "leaving this world with the
arms of Jesus about yon."
Scoville grew eloquent at times, for
got his slang and his fiery epigrams
which he hurls almost every night at
sin, and held fully 3,500 persons with
his stralght-from-the-shoulder preach
The evangelist's subject was "Take
Away the Bible and What Will Be
Manyln Glory Row.
Lost Lad Is Found.
A policeman Informed an usher In
the midst of the song service that a
small lad has been lost down town.
"His mother thinks he may be here,"
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by continued use. It Is a harmonious
combination of compatible ingredients,
perfect pharmaceutical^—that is. It
is tho finest product of most skillful
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or power to cure—it is one of the best
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On, the practical side, which of
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Hood's Saraaparllla for forty years
has been demonstrating Its curative
power In relieving complaints arising
from Impure blood, low state of health,
poor digestion. kidneys and
For your .humors,
tism, weak stomach, loss ot app
that tired feeling—take Hood's Sar
eaparilla. It will do you good,
or, for rhemua
said the officer. When Dr. Scoville
announced the "loss," it was about a
second until the lad was "spotted."
He was Roy Larson, six years old.
Mrs. Scovllle's solo was, 'Some
Day the Silver Chord Will Break."
The chorus sang the last chorus of
the song with her and the audience
was generous with its applause.
Scoville declared that if tho Bible
were taken from the earth, the earth
still would have death, sin and a de
sire for immortal life -ju.
"Men always have worshipped some
supreme being," he said, "and they
always will. Taking the Bible away
wouldn't change them. And there al
ways will be sin and death, B^ie or
OLD FOLKS MEETING
One of the most unique religious
services ever conducted in Keokuk
was held for the old people of the city
at the taibernacle yesterday morning.
Aged men and women were taken to
the worship shed in autos and rigs,
from all sections of town many differ
ent states and nationalities being rep
resented. The old folks told tales of
"dug out days" and of Sundays when
they had trudged miles to the little
country church or school house to
listen to the preaching of a beloved
At the close of the discourse eighty
nine persons hit the trail to "glory
row." Seat after seat was emptied in
the front of the big shed after the
inquiry room had been packed with
converts. The crowd applauded each
person who made the trip down to
the platform to take the evangelist
by the hand. A total of 1,708 per
sons have hit the trail to date. The flrsttimeat the close of Dr. Scovllle's
total estimated attendance to date is
No invitation was extended, but one
woman, eighty-two years old, con
fessed her faith In the Christ for the
been in the Bible drill conducted by
the Stewarts, gave their last perform
ance of the campaign preceding the
sermon. Their yells and songs made
a tremendous hit and they showed in
creased proficiency in quoting verses
from and about the Bible.
Keokuk children who have
talk on the Twenty-third psalm.
The following states were repre
sented: Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, Mis
souri, Iowa, Ohio, New York, Ken
tucky, Vermont, Tennessee, Pennsyl
vania, Michigan aand Maryland. The
following nations were represented:
England, Ireland, Sweden, Germany,
Denmark and France.
Fifty-four persons over sixty years
of age were there. The oldest was
—Read The Daily Gate City, 10c a
week by cSraitf
PREPAREDNESS NOW STANDS OUT AS MOST VITAL ISSUE
REPeE56AITA-nve QARONER SEMATOf? CHAMBBR LAIN
National preparedness has become
the nation's most vital issue. Con
gressmen, at their homes during the
Holidays, learned how ardent is the
sentiment of their constituents in
Many plans have been proposed,
and the debates in congress will be
heated. The most radical view is
tha held by Roosevelt, who appar
ently believes that the United States
should be constantly on a war basis
eaual to the most powerful nations
The program proposed by Presi
dent Wilson, who insists on action
without delay, is a cpmpromise be
tween the various departments of
the government, and is thus net
wfcolly acceptable to many who made
recommendations. It was not ac
cepted by the war staff or the war
college on the ground that it falls
short of requirements. The plan for
a continental army haa been criti-
cized by those who believe in more
Cong. Gardner, of Massachusetts,
is considered the author of the pre
paredness movement, but his de
tailed program is declared by many
of the military experts to be un
General Wood has given particular
attention to the technical questions
involved. The American people have
never been instinctively a military
cla-'s, but he insists that they should
at least know the salient features of
the military art.
Senator Chamberlain, chairman of
the senate committee on military af
fairs, will have^ charge of administra
tion measures in the senate. Senator
Chamberlain is essentially militant
and believes in maintaining our posi
tion regardless of developments.
One of the most notable advocates
of a rational system of preparedness
is Theodore Burton, former senator
BTJNDAT, MARCH 12,1916
(Continued from page i.,
lv and satisfactorily.
demand this government has
made to any country since the start
of the war. Is expected.
In the United States consul gener
al's first report is borne out by the
details, it can be authoritatively stated
that the United States will consider
the act one of the most wanton of th«
war. Even if it is contended and
proved that passengers and crew
were afforded every measure of safety
which the teutonic iiatioHs have as.
sured the United States they would
accord in prosecution of their subma
rine war on merchantmen, this will
not be oonsldered sufficient. y:
The fact that the ship flew a neu
tral flag, officials believe, is prima
facie evidence' that she was unarmed
and therefore, not subject to attack by
gun fire or torpedo, even though she
may have attempted to escape.
Administration officials tonight said
the attitude of this government, in
the event first advices prove true, can
foe easily defined by perusal of previ
ous notes to the central powers.
This attitude,, it was said, would be
stiffened by the fact that such an at
tack was made after giving of as
surances that acts of the kind would
There would remain then, only one
course, officials freely admitted This
would be a, demand for Immediate
reparation, disavowal and severest
punishment of the commander of the
submarine—If it was a submarine, at
tacked the tSUius. Such a note would'
tersely state the faots, allow a brief
period for 'possible refutation and no
tify the power addressed that the
slightest attempt to haggle or draw
out the Incident in a series of par
leys or forma lnotes, would be re
sented by the United States.
Stopped on High Seas.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 11.
—Torn from their families, thirty,
eight German men were forcibly tak
en frorii the American owned liner
China, stopped in far eastern waters
recently by the British auxiliary
cruiser Laurentic which fired three
shots at the vessel Hying the United
"Several hundred miles out of
Shanghai," related Mrs. W. Schulter,
whose husband was taken prisoner,
"the British cruiser appeared and
fired two blank shots at us. The
China did not stop and a real suot
was fired, which went over us.
"Then we Btopped and a boat load
of British came toward us. The offi
cers and men were bristling with
guns and swords. Captain Frazier
told them to disarm before coming
aboard, but they refused.
"All passengers were then lined up
on deck and searched. German men
were dragged to one side and hustled
down the plank to the boat which
took them back to the cruiser. The
English said the Germans were all
spies and that they were taking them
off on orders from England."
l'he statement of Captain Frank
Frazier of the China, has been for
warded to the state department at
from Ohio, who advocates a con
structive policy, perhaps typical of
average sentiment, midway between
the extreme tendencies of those who
would place us on a war footing and
advocates of peace at any price. He
believes in such a degree of pre
paredness as is essential to defense,
but opposes militarism. He advo
cates enlargement of the regular
army, with reorganization ana de
velopment of the national guard as
an adjunct. He also lays stress upon
the need for available officers, thor
oughly trained in enlarged academies
at Annapolis and West Point, ex
tension of which is opposed by many.
Burton's attitude is of particular
interest, because he is president of
the American peace society, and
while he ardently advocates a proper
system of preparedness, he has not
los'. sight of the ultimate ideal in the
settlement of international disputes