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Keokuk, Iowa February 22, 1909.
Old Moro and Corregidor
And Santiago's rugged height
Commune through shadows .,1
Their theuc the triumphs
Of war's alarm and crashing guns,
The storms beneath them shout
Of battles that the sea winds know
Of crumbling hulls that long have
TJpon the ocean's sanded floor,
Brought by thy righteous, Iron arm,
To dire distress and helplessness
To save thy children from their
Now sing the seven seas in joy,
Thy journey done,, thy errand run.
Thy track unsplotched by human
For cause of peace a triumph won,
Leading the nations farther on
To reign of universal peac\
Long may thy arm admonish such.
And justly deal if must be war,
Returning proudly as today
With flag borne high, without
—Perry C. Ellis in Quincy Whig.
Geronimo lived to
oThe good die young.
be eighty-six.
Peoria boasts of the first sira of iB,ake
spring in the saape of a robin with
rubber boots on. It is probably a rel
ative of the one seen in Keokuk the
first of last week wearing a fur over
A California man was not awak
ened by his wife's screams, which
frightened away a burglar. Which
leads a contemporary to say that some
men have presence of mind in their
The supreme court of Illinois has
decided that a majority of the stock
holders in an independent telephone
company can not sell put the inter
ests of the minority to toe trust. The
ruling is a righteous one.
A bill has been introduced In the
legislature providing that no candi
date in a -r'mary election shall ex
pend as campaign expenses more than
5 per cent of the salary for one term
of the office to which he aspires. Pros
pcctive candidates would do well to
take notice of this threatened restric
tion of their privil^es.
The Burlington Hawk-Eye of Sun
day morning contained portraits and
sketches of three people—Mrs. Emily
Collins. Dr. G. Walter Barr and Law
rence Reiner. The first named has
won fame as a singing evangelist, the
eecond as a medical man and pop
ular author and the third as an alter-
The New York Lunacy Commission
has ordered a study of metoods for
the prevention of insanity as it found
that 60 per cent of the insane in that
state have hereditary tendencies. It
ls believed that much may be done in
modifying the environment so as to
defeat the tendencies in certain fam
ilies in which lunacy runs. The head
of the commission says toat they pro
pose to make such improvements in
the food, occupation and education of
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persons suspected of hereditary taint
as to cause them to leave off all dis
The clergymen engaged in toe
work of curing the sick by the sug
gestive process known as the Em
manuel movement have now adopted
a new set of rules to meet the crit
icism of the public in general and of
the doctors in particular. The chief
points are: That no one shall be re
ceived for treatment without having one-hundredth anniversary
first been examined by a physician
who approves of the mental treatment
that the consent of a person's own
physician must be obtained before he
can be Assigned to a religious special
ist that all patients not under the
care of a physician must choose one
before receiving instruction in the
new movement. On this basis the
movement asks the moTal and mater
ial support of the medical profession.
greatly admired and which were all law longer than this state,
the world seemed to possess of the
poem. They had been used some time
previously by Professor Frederick
Jackson Turner of the University of
Wisconsin as a preface to an essay on
"The Influence of the Frontier on His
tory." They were credited to "The
Foreloper" by Rudyard Kipling, but
this was all that was known or could
be learned at the time concerning
them. Every effort to round out the
fragment proved futile, as the collect-
ed editions of Kipling's works made
Giving the world, In globe-girt tour, !They commended themselves to Pro-
The message that the wars shall
Having his interest in the matter
aroused Professor Meany contributed
a letter to the January Century rela
ttve to his search for the poem. The
response was immediate. Scarcely had
the magazine reached Seattle before
it fell into the hands of a reader who
possessed the poem. Thig was Mr.
D" Mllls'
a real e8tate
ho/4 nl
nTl/vyl 4 Vt a nn «. v* «... ...
had clipped the verses from a news
paper years ago. Since their publi
cation the verses had been in his
scrap book. He sent the poem by
first mail to Professor Meany. In its
complete form It is as follows:
The gull shall whistle in his wake,
the blind wave break in fire. I
shadow of' new skies.
Strong lust of gear shall drive him out
and hunger arm his hand
To wring his food from a desert nude,
his foothold from the sand.
His neighbours' smoke shall vex his
eyes, their voices break his rest
He shall go forth till South is North,
sullen and dispossessed.
And he shall desire loneliness, and
a thousand wheels,
me back'in his own
with hatchet and bran
nlre"Bbulwark" ^tind I
operations of an establishment in inets. during or Immediately following
nate to the naval academy at Annap- his secretary replied that "the lines gin to seem tawdry to him, his better jng fact that many laws to-day
lowing years until, as a member of
and setting up further than they must, Washington towns were in attend
pay for whatever damages they mayi^c^
cause. Construction News tells of aj ,•
decision to this effect which was I PRIMARY IS A SUCCESS.
handed down a few days ago by Jus-
a suit brought by Joseph Jones, presi- f0jl0W8.
dent of a speedometer company
ted the unlawful acts of pickets. a
tice Mills in the supreme court in ^{on jac^ jn
White Plains, N. Y., who holds that Ljje Wisconsin senatorial primary law
labor organizations which picket a jjag ^een
and employes must pay for such ex-jthe
pense. The decision was rendered In
against George M. Maher, president successful in attracting the most
the local lodge of the machinists' votes, but as yet has failed to realize
union, and several members of the jon the proceedings, admits the use of
union. Justice .Mills further finds |$107,703 in the pleasant pastime of
that the lodges Involved and the men persuading the people he was of sen
directly concerned by giving and tak- atorial size. One of the candidates
ing pecuniary support aided and abet-
The interesting fact has just been tto $42,000. Still another candidate ad
brought tn light that Rudyard Kipling
once wrote a poem which ranks with !!Bonroth ng over $30,000. As a means
,, :1 ... of putting monev into circulation the
the best of his literary products, but
he has lost all recollection of when froni experience drawn out in
and where it was published and even
of the work itself. Credit belongs pri
marily to Professor Edmond S. Meany
of the historical department of the sustaining for his campaign than con
University of Washington for the dis
covery. For several years he had Conditions are not as bad in Iowa!
JUDGE GEORGE H. WILLIAMS, iget-rlch-quick schemes about which
Prank B. Cole, formerly of this city, they have no authoritative informa
writes us that that venerable and tion. There are also some wonderful
grand old man, also formerly of Keo- ly fine short stories in this number,
kuk, whose life has been an inspira
tion to the Pacific Northwest, Judge! "Let the buyer beware!" John Parr
George H. Wiliams of Portland, formerjsays Is the watchword of the Wall
United States Senator and Attorney street manipulator. His article In the
General of the United States in Presl- March Everybody's is called "The
dent Grant's cabinet, made memorable Stock Yards of New York," and is the
the Lincoln Day ceremonies at the second shot fired against the ruinous
Portland Commercial Club on the practice of margin gambling. It shows
of Abra-
ham Lincoln's birth
Judge Williams was a
friend of both Lincoln and Douglas,
and he told his audience that it was
in 1847 that he first met Lincoln,
at or a it to in
coin, he described most vividly the
trip to Springfield.
The courts are rapidly upsetting the when it is known that he is now*, in
of people who believe that for.In. elghtyseventh year, and ft.
mor employes can Interfere with the
A better appreciation of judge Wil-'
member of either of the cab.jmeil
a A a S
Waterloo Reporter calls atten- cesses,
factory and thereby put the owner tojticuiar is in the amount of money the
expense for guards for his property
great success. That par-
^i(jates put into circulation during
interesting details in
this claim are submitted as
who came close to the
possessed six vagrant lines which he |yet. hut Wisconsin has had a primary present opportunity for criticism.
a reduction since 1873 of over fifty
per cent in toe death rate of the In
fantile portion of the population. It
is obvious that the probable lifetime
ed about
He shall fulfill God's utmost will un- tistics as these are certainly striking
knowing his desire: commentaries on the advance and
And he shall see old planets pass and triumph of medical research for It' authority now possessed by the state
alien stars arise. jS beyond cavil that this progress hoard is not only undesirable, b.it
And give the gale his reckless sail in jlas j,een dependent primarily upon I dangerous.
the knowledge gained in the laborator-
Uppincott's for March is as fresh
and vigorous as the month's bracing
Ual bu1k ls
a man who could write such stirring crooked "promoter" throw an interest-
The Dally Gate City
by tl,e
and eighteenth centuries the death laws aim at anarchy in such matters,
rate throughout the civilized world They want to turn the clock back sev
ranged from 50 to perhaps 80 per 1,000.1 eral centuries. They seem to think
Meany because they were pecul- Todayjn London, Berlin and New York, that in order to make certain that no jBut
iarly appropriate in the discussion of the average lies between seventeen individual suffer unjust restraint
the influence of the frontier, and he and nineteen. This great decrease in it is justifiable to abolish restraint en
found them stimulating to him in yearly mortality Is due principally to tirely. That theory was abandoned ai
I studying and lecturing upon themes protection from infectious diseases! the outset of organized government,
of history In that far-away old Oregon now afforded to children during the' Injustice to the individual Is to be
country. first five years of life. deplored, and that criticism whi"h
In New York City there has been'keeps administrative bodies on their
has increased coincidently with the
prevention of diseases to which chil- fare are the desideratum, that, to se
dren of tender years are especially cure the revocation of powers, it is
I susceptlWe Dr. Hermann M. Biggs, not sufficient merely to show that such
of the New York city health depart
ment, has estimated that "the ex
pectation of life at blrto in this city
in 1866 was only a little more than
twenty-five years, while In 1903, cal- critics of the state board of heaith it
culated on the death rate for that would better take a day oft and th.nk
les, the harvest of persistent invest!- The Huns and Vandals of Legislation
his desire shall bring novel-'A Knight Errant ln Broad- iated by the disposition of that body
Hard on Ins
way by Rupert gargeut Holland
track and by his scarce cool: was well received a couple of years becomes a scourge, when business oi
camp' ag^. Mr. Holland takes as his theme Jail kinds waits In Idleness and unrest
There he shall meet the roaring street, the career of a rather commonplace for it to adjourn, plainly it Is time
the derrick, and the stamp and not particularly scrupulous young'that the people should rise to their
For he must blaze a na^* ?n
The lines Professor Meany so great- cally lawyer, he is rapidly succumbing legislation twenty years ago. Of late
ly admired were the last six, the to the evil influences which surround years the legislatures have approach
missing ones the first eight. When him when a young girl comes into his
Kipling was communicated with on life—a young girl who is sweet and |0f law-making in either a spirit of jest
the subject early in the investigation pure. Somehow his old associates be- |or jn
to which you refer are his, but he can- nature asserts itself, and in the end |{orce }n Iowa are revenge laws and
not remember when or where they he roves his manhood and his entire :gplte
were published, or what the rest of worthiness^ to wed the charming jzealota
the poem is." It seems strange that Rhoda. The transactions of the
lines should forget all about them, ing side-light on one phase of life In #«.„»«
Professor Mil.,™ tte „oem modern Got!™. Despite the
was written by Mr. Kipling during his I vigilance of the post office authorities, resumed
early residence in India, and that af-! it is safe to say that there are still
ter publication in the oriental paper it numerous enterprises as dubious as I
found its way to this country. What
ever the circumstances of its first
publication, it is a valuable addition
•o the literary treasury.
winds. More than half its substan-!are endeavoring to procure through
up to tpe complete
,ways man who comes to New York from a prerogative as masters of the situa-
c^ing of actual cases how the
big speculators beat each other out
that they have wrested from
the unsophisticated outsider.
The air of the jungle, the breath
less mystery of the haunt of lion and
are ln
Bryson Taylor's
"Jhe.. Afrlc.a-
will See." It is illustrated by very
.Washburn Child describes a sterner
of sport In
liams' participation may be gained. .... nr William Han-
Stalking the Biggest
og Big Game"—the human animal. It
^Aa fWRfiivpa"
anl womm ln8[0ad o[
kI hpa
Ike gtephen80ni who
separated himself, according to the
statement filed, from $28,500, and
enough bills have come in since the
statement was filed to raise the sum
use of the modest amount of
stf)te wlde prlmary law ig a succesg
_t_ „Th^ woman'o in-
ari Rheta Chllde Dorr, and "The
Players" contains some specially
posed photographs of those who have
made this season's theatrical sue-
Another feature of this issue Is 'he
frontispiece—a portrait of President
elect Taft with "An Appreciation" by
James P. Brown and Professors Wil
liam James and Hugo Munsterberg
give their views upon the lately com
pleted series, "The Shadow World."
A Dangerous Proposition.
Council Bluffs Nonpareil: If the
present Iowa general assembly dis
turbs the state board of health, or in
any way emasculates the present sal
utary laws for the administration of
affairs pertaining to the public health,
it had better never been because all
the good that it may accomplish along
other lines would not compensate for
this blunder.
The general assault on the board of
health, the medical profession and the
health and quarantine laws of the
state seems to be the outgrowth of a
personal grudge nursed by one of the
the legislative investigation in Wis-1 members of the assembly. The leglsla-jTo brighten the gloom of
consin a candidate will attract more ture as a whole surely will not permit
attention if he has something more itself to be swept from its feet in any
such manner.
It. is not to be said that actions
circumstances do not frequently
And intelligent criticism can do no
harm. But an institution which on
the whole is good,'excellent, indispen
slble, should not be abolished because
Dr. John C* Torrey writes interest
ingly and informingly ln the current imperfections exist. The powers with
Harper's on how preventive medicine 1 which the board of health is clothed
has prolonged life. He advances the necessarily are powers which are
claim, and substantiates it, that dur- capable of being abused. But thft lAnd I see the lights as we're drifting
ing the past fifty years preventive does not alter the fact that they are down,
medicine has done far more to alle- powers which, for security and wel- The lights of home In Rock Island
vlate suffering and to prolong life fare of the public, must be possessed town!
than the average man is aware. It is by some administrative body. The Vi&a-Y.Is
estimated that during toe seventeenth present violent critics of our health
mettle to see that occurrences of the
sort are kept down to the minimum,
is desirable but that is enough. It
long since was established, where
good government and the general wel-
powers may in some Instances be mis
used and such misuse cause distress.
If the general assembly has any no
tion of following the loud-mouthed
doubled, and equal- °.V^ T^nl!caHon^f 'exisri11" law
forty-two years." Such sta-1 that some_ modification of jexlsiiii, la
not be desirable but a measure
sweep away substantially all
Burlington Saturday Evening Post:
Much unrest is felt by the business
men and property owners in Iowa be- them
'cause of the provision or some of the
measures which misguided persons
|the legislature. The alarm Is accentu-
to accept and enact the measures in
book, "The Count at Harvard." question. When a Jaw-making body
try town to seek his fortune. I tion. Iowa long ago had all of the
finds "Tenderloin" life fascinating, jlaws she ever, will have any need of.
I and as he is in the employ of a ras- I The state passed the borders of sane
the solemn and responsible task
one 0
reprisal. It is a humdliat
)aws pro
cured into the code by
one kind and another. It Is
the "National Non-Refillable Bottle I Waterloo Reporter: The Des
Company," and there probably always
will be so long as there are people
gullible enough to put their money into
When the Mississippi Was the Great
(Dedicated to the Memory of Cap
tain David Tipton and read at the
Lincoln Day Banquet of the Rock Is
land Club.)
I'm a guest oh shore with "you gents
Where the smoke Is thick and the
wine Is bright,
And the river that sings to
For the pulse beat fast and the heart
was gay—
When t.he Mississippi was the great
But my thoughts go back to the long ^ha™ township for »120 an acre.
ireo. Dobson bought the eighty acres
in Pilot Grove township for $120' an
acre. Lewis Lambiight bought the
north eighty of the 240 acres In sec
tion 33, Pontoosuc township, for $115.
50 per acre A. W. O'Harra purchased
the south eighty at $125 per acre the
middle eighty was not sold. Chas.
the sea
Oh, I'll tell the story as best I can,
For I'm only a weather-worn river
But the world is sweet and It's joys
are real,
To the men who stand at the steering
And I've not forgot how it used to be,
In the good old days that are gone for
If I sigh sometimes for the vanished
years, 7 '.
And my eyes grow dim with the mist
of tears,
It's not because of the changing ways,
And it's not regret for the river days
But I miss the friends who have gone
to sleep,
Where the hill dips down to the
waters deep
And I mourn for one who In life was
For-old Davy TIpp who is anchored
He was true to me as the stars are!
true, I
And his smile like sunshine sifted
So, I dream to-night o'er my pipe andi
A dr,eam of the boats as they used
to pass
The song of the river's in everything,
As the whistle blows for the bridge
to swing, I
Oh, I miss the crews
no more,
And I miss the laugh
few sensible men "T "J"",'
'in the general assembly do not recog-,
Moines mothers' club with its twenty
babies in one year deserves a special
message to congress.
51 Jt £%.
fj 1
will sail i1
of a lass on
pledge them al
ling wine.
tn the spark-
As memory singeth of auld lang syne.
And I drink to years ere the head was
When the Mississippi was the great
—Robert Rexdale.
Some Excellent Enemies.
Council Bluffs Nonpareil: The state
board of health appears to have some
excellent enemies.
Daddy Knows.
Too often the young men of today,
when they have reached the age of
cigarettes, are heard to remark: "Dad
don't know it all," and sometimes the
girls wi/ien they reach the age of rats,
powders and puffs, are equally ego
tistical. But generally "Daddy
knows," and William Allen White, the
Kansas editor-author-philosopher, uses
the Ruth Bryan Leavitt divorce case
for the following lay sermon:
"The moral for the Bryan girl's
tragedy is that Daddy knows. He
sees men every day In all of the as
pects. He sees good men. He sees
bad men who have some good in
He sees designing men and
weak men, and all sorts and condi
tions of men. And he. knows. More
than that, his heart is just as soft as
yours, and if the man ls any kind of
a man you will be happy, but,Daddy
"Trust him. Believe that if there
Is any show for you at all. Daddy
won't object. Daddy is not the crank
he seems. Daddy wants you to be
happy. He has all the high hopes for
you that you have for yourself, and'
win en Daddy says so—Daddy knows.
If girls would only remember that, this
would be a brighter, happier world.
For Daddy, who isn't of much use
around the house, and Is generally
supposed to be considerable of an 'it'
one way or another, at home—Daddy,
who seems to hlave forgotten all about
the golden land of true romance In
which youth lives—old Daddy's mem
ory Is long, and his soul is wrapped
up in you, my dear—Daddy knows."
Mr. White's sermon is particularly
applicable to the Leavltt case, in that
Mr Bryan opposed thG match
ai earlv ad- .. i..
acend In the vailey or grief before we
realize the wisdom that has come to
him from experience.
Good Prices for Illinois Lands.
Nauvoo Independent The as
slgnee's sale of the Riley Smith lands
in this county, to satisfy the creditors
of the defunct West Point bank, was
held Thursday. Rachael Petit and
Claude Bross bought the 117 acres In
Myers bought eighty acres in section
4, Rock Creek township, $130 per
acre. John Moyce bought eighty acres
in section 8, Rock Creek, for $127.60
per acre. Wm. Kelly bought eighty
acres in section 4, Rock Creek, for
$123 per acre. Tom Singleton bought
forty acres in section 11, Rock Creek,
for $127 per acre, and a Mr. Burner
purchased twenty acres timber and
pasture land in Pontoosuc township
for $45 per acre. The sales aggregate
$79,300, and eighty acres of land un
sold as stated above.
The Intellectual Age.
Harper's Weekly: The women of
an Indiana town -ecently organized a
literary club, and for a while every
thing was lovely.
"Alice," asked the husband of one
of the members, upon her return home
from one of the meetings, "what was
the topic under discussion, by
a stormy
When the Mississippi was the great
b»t hi. d.ustt.r
waB headstrong, and the culmination
of her romance has been the divorce
court, an end which more than all
others the fatoer would have prevent
ed, had It been in his power. Yes,
Daddy knows, but sometimes we have
to climb the steps of sorrow and de-
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 1909
club this afternoon?"
Alice couldn't remember at first.
Finally, however, she exclaimed:
"Oh, yes, I recollect! We discussed
that brazen looking woman that's ii..»
Look Out for Flood(
Have you an ac-T
count upon which
you will receive
3 per cent?
Stile Central Savings Bank
Corner of 8ixth and Main streets.
CAPITAL. $100,000.00. SURPLUS. $200,000.00
Open Saturday Evenings Between 7 and 8 o'clock.
IT. R. J. Ay
res & Sons'
Will continue to offer bargains for a limited time on all
4. goods the house until their stock is largely reduced.
lf you want Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Cut Glass,
and Musical goods, now is your opportunity. No $
trouble show goods at S?
T. R. J. AYRES ft SONS, 509-511 Main St., Ktokuk, Iowa
Maquoketa Republican- a
weather forecaster of La Motte
diets that Iowa as well as other tm
mediate states will be visited by flood,'
this year, the reason given being that
we will get east standard wind 4alt
18, ,0r
the wind direction being with the
sundown. This he says, will
These are characteristic traits to
be found in business transac
t'ons at
The Keokuk
8AVING8 ACCOUNTS bear three per cent In
terest, fhe officers of the bank would be pleas
ed to leet dealers and depositors.
Affords every facility for doing your
banking business that any bank can
freshet rains and floods, before
after'the 21st of June, when the snj
will again reach standard time h!
warns people living in
along creeks and rivers of the danger
Small Quarters for Moses
Donald is fond of Bible stories Hl«
auntie was relating to him the story
of Moses in the basket of
when he earnestly inquired
"Did he ever grow to
a tnan'"
"Yes," he was told.
"A great big man?"
"Yes." 4
Donald remarked incredulously
"Well—I'd a thought he'd a busted th«
Holidays Enough,
Bstherville Vindicator: An effort
going to be made to make Good
Friday a legal holiday in this state.
The prospects are, however, the pe
tition will not be granted. Iowa hat
enough holidays already.
Curt Dramatic Crlticltm.
Dow City Correspondence Denison
Bulletin: The show in Dow City last
Friday evening entitled "Down Devil's
Canyon" ought to have been left down
in the canyon. It was bum.
March 1st
Interest Pay Day

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