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C. F. SKIRVIN Manage*
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Adoress^Ul ^ommunlcatlCOMPANT.
No. IS, North Blith dt.. Keokuk. Iowa.
following news stands: jotmson.
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Depot fJew» Stand.
Keokuk, Iowa ....Oct. 16, 1911
•She made a lot of sweaters for the
sunbaked Hottentot,
jAnd overcoats for Kaffirs far away.
8he knit some woolen stockings for
the Fiji Islands hot,
And mittens for the poor in far Eom
Bhe made warm underclothing for the
poor of Borneo,
Bought shoes for Arabs on Sahara's
Bhe thought herself a Dorcas, but she
didn't seem to know
.That more deserving poor lived
close at hand.
Her heart was very tender and It
made her very wild
To see dumb brutes abused with
needless pain.
6he wrote for all the papers to en
courage treatment mild
WOT birds and beasts that could not
well complain.
She spoke from stage and forum for
the good S. P. O. A.
Or as patroness at meetings sat.
And she wore a sealskin jacket and
another muff quite gay,
And a dozen well-stuffed birds upon
her hat.
She went to "mother's meetings"
and presided with eclat,
Or read a paper built on study deep.
"The art of rearing children" she dis
cussed in tones of awe,
Although her hearers often went to
She spoke of "wifely duty" and re
That rested on a mother's shoulders
But she was so busy talking that she
really couldn't see
Her children grew like Topsy—"any
"'VS.'* 1^ '.X,
And yet I know another, and she's
doing all she may
To spread the light of happiness
She finds some time to study midst
the many tasks of day
But knows that in her home best
joys abound.
She teaches by example, and her
kingdom is her home
Inside its sacred precincts she's the
And so, somehow or other, her own
children never roam,
And love around the hearthstone's
always seen.
—Will Maupin In the Commoner.
A good scare Is a sfght better"n ad
!*lce for most folks.—Zeph Gillett
Dr. Webster of Chicago seems
J* a real ladykiller.
women. "Some women," yes.
Dr. George M. Chappel, director of
the weather bureau at Dos Moines,
predicts that the coming winter will
be one of the most severe ever ex
perienced in Iowa. There is this con
solation: Severe freezing weather is
hard on germs. It is possible It may
be worth the extra coal it costs.
Foreign companies fear that Ameri
can ships will get reduced! tolls in the
{Panama canal. Maybe so. But it will
%e necessary to get American ships
A contemporary calls attention to not In favor of it. Not only do the
'the fact that Dr. Webster has dem- men neglect to elect to office the con
onstrated that killing one wife is a eervative and careful, but by their ln
way of winning the affections of some' attention to the interests of the un
ions they permit the radical element
to advocate and strive for the intro
duction of impractical principles of
'Some of the matters at Issue »n
strike are radical, so
Hog cholera is prevalent in parts of
Illinois and is causing losses aggre
gating thousands of dollars. The
jstate supplies a serum, but it is wholly
Inadequate to the demands in time of
ian epidemic.
"Sing for an hour every day and
•you will not have indigestion," says
a physician. Possibly not, but is in
digestion worse than a broken head?
•The neighbors can't be expected to
stand everything.
the~p esent
before a kimng frost comes. There is! tfict their interests just
a 8hortaKf» of from ten to twentv'coml)ines
The more or less pertinent thought to enforce them at this time.
has found lodgment in the cranium of
the Monmouth Atlas that in looking
for a currency system it might be
borne in mind that the man who has
managed to concentrate a large pro
portion of the currency in his own
possession is not necessarily the one
best qualified to devise a scheme for
Its general distribution for trade pur
Naval estimates demand $129,000,000
for next year. This is more than
twice the cost of the navy In the year
of the Spanish war or the year that
followed it nearly ten times the
cost of 1886 greater than the current
German expenditure on navy great
er than that of France and Italy com
bined. It should be borne In mind,
however, that this is simply the naval
estimate, not the amount congress
has appropriated. There's a differ
ence amounting to millions of dol
lars, sometimes. r.
V-'f '••'•'/'••V
An unidentified contemporary Is re
sponsible for the following:
A man may lose his arm or leg,
A man mav lose his nose—
If he "bites It off to spite his face,"
As the old expression goes—
A man may lose his self respect,
Or his nerve, but when all Is said,
The MAN is lost lf„ pen In hand.
He happens to lose his head.
Cincinnati has recently taken a for
ward step in the training of the in
dividual for a useful place In life that
is attracting wide attention. It has,
like its sister cities, schools and
classes for instruction in the arts ani
trades, but It has gone farther than
most of them in the matter of bring
ing student and vocation closer to
gether. Thus, In the matter of teach'
lng high school girls how to be good
housewives, it provides a house, or,
to toe exact, a flat rather than books
or lectures. A model flat, ready for
housekeeping, is to be turned over to
Misa Charlotte Uhlrich, instructor In
domestic economy, by the board of
education, and in this apartment the
high school girls taking the course
will have opportunity not merely of
playing at housekeeping, but of carry
ing household! work along as they
should if they were mistresses of their
own homes. It Is not to be all cook
ing or sweeping or dusting, either
for instruction will cover all the arts
that contribute to the making and up
keep of a presentable and comfortable
establishment, whether on a large or
a modest scale.
The progress and outcome of the
experiment will be watched with in
terest by the friends of education
everywhere. Undoubtedly It Is along
right lines and deserves a full meas
ure of success.
Most Reverend James J. Keane,
archbishop of Dubuque, was in Water
loo the other day and while there was
Interviewed regarded the shopmen's
strike on the Illinois Central railroad
now in progress. The archbishop
said that he had made a thorough can
vass of the situation and is persuaded
that the company cannot yield. He
declared it to be "unfortunate that
men who have local interest allow
the irresponsile to secure control.
They do that by neglecting to attend
meetings and to elect the conserva
tive and careful to office." The
archbishop went on to say more at
length on this point:
"I am exceedingly sorry that the
men have been pursuaded to go out,
as I know from a very thorough can
vaBg of the situation through the west,
where the matter is being agitated,
that the vast majority of them were
I radical, Indeed, that it is difficult to
see how the railroad company can
yield without capitulating. They de
an instance, the time oi
mand, as
eervice and not merit must deter
mine whether a man 1B to bo
moted or not secondly,
bodv should be made to suffer
body should be maae j'"
1°, /°T±„,lr rr«
A paragraph ln the Sioux Citv Trib- the practical conduct of unionism of
•.line tells of a notable bit of financier
ing recently achieved by George Fitch,
the Peoria humorist. The story is
i'beRt repeated in the Tribune's words:
"George Fitch, the vest-pocket roiirage to repudlat
essayist, dashed from Peoria to Chi-
and to make some provisions
when about 500,000 barrels were thpr he oconomlcal and industrious, ....
shipped out. But of course "you can't I for the morrow.
that some of the principles for,
which they are contending are sue
and I believe that the s^P -1
cago in his motor boat 'Siwash' to jB -not just.''
attend the waterways meet. By put
ting in two days and paying $65 in
lock tolls, he beat the railroad com
pany out of a $3 fare. As a compen
sation he probably accumulated a sur
plus of philosophy with which Tribune
readers later will be regaled."
At Los Angeles today President
Taft will enter upon the last week
but one of his transcontinental tour.
After two days in the southern Cali
fornia metropolis he will travel
through Utah, Montana, Wyoming
and South Dakota, speaking at a num
ber of the chief cities in each state
and winding up In Pierre, S. D. where
he will stay over Sunday.
A conference of progressive Re
publicans has been called to meet in
Chicago during the week for the pur
pose of gauging the extent of the
movement and the future conduct ot
the work of the organization. It is ex
pected the attendance will include
party leaders
the nomination of President Taft,
The long pending and frequently
postponed ouster suit against the
Hocking Valley Railroad is scheduled
for hearing by the Ohio supreme
court tomorrow.
The convention calendar for the
week will include the annual meet
ings of the National Woman Suffrage
Association at Louisville, the Interna
tional Dry Farming Congress at
Colorado Springs, the Atlantic Deeper
Waterways Association at Richmond,
the American Prison Association at
Omaha, the Brotherhood of St. An
drew at Buffalo and the Society of
the Army of the Cumberland at Chat
personal record should not at all in
fluence those who are to employ
him and, thirdly, that
Other events of Interest'will "be thfc
progress of the Glldden automobile
tour, the series of games for the
world's baseball championship, and
the continuation of the jubilee cele
bration in Baltimore in honor of Car,
dinal Gibbons.
Mftek Bros became a
as capital,
of the hlg
abandon a contention
There is the further consideration
that the Illinois Central shopmen
chose a
poor time to strike. in­
ter is coming on, when the demand
for labor is always lessened and there
are more men tha^ jobs. This to
household word
all over southern Iowa. Their enter-|
Olenwood, lowl, to .ecure th. fruit! thu bay, right to erection ot l«r» and mb.tatlal build- „iti, Wall atroet. but be appealed to coc* «xhlMt
ing8. A
crib dam
raise apples in Iowa!" [unionism perves to promote cannot buildings are idle. The machinery is, fabulous, even Wall street had not
'possibly justify the introduction into
principles which are .-I loon factory in one of them. Bona-1 those who wanted to make some of
Etnrir An ejjort
... __ 1|__ will hflVA fha Biory. All CJIU* uuuiiivdo umu lie lUlciwio uiiuci
roiira^" to repudiate what is
in particular is a good time for a man agricultural country. Wheat growing
with a job to hold it if he can by is being revived and the first machln
faithful and efficient work. The in- ery to start will be the milling machin
diiBtrial situation just now is most un- ery. The making of floor will be re
certain and many employers of labor suiped pretty soon. There are some
are glad of an excuse to lay off some difficulties In the way of rebuilding
of their men. Not only are the strik- the dam, but it is presumed these
ing shopmen unreasonable in their difficulties wll' be overcome. There
demands, but were foolish to attempt iB no reason why Bonaparte should
not be an Important manufacturing
A magnificent bronze equestrian °f fulness
Bishop Tuttle, of St Louis will offi-
ciaTeTt" the "cmserration of Rev.
Our Unreasoning Attitudes.
Editor Pennington (N. J.) Post:
Dear Sir: President Taft in one of
his speeches has said the Lord is good
to children, drunken men and the
United States. The Lord surely has
been and is still good to the
nearly all of the progressive Republi^'jUjg them down, or. create heroes one
can members of congress and other
who are opposed
Judge Landis in the United States
district court at Chicago will hear ar
guments today on the motion to
quash indictments against Albert C.
Frost, promoter of the Chicago and
Milwaukee Electric road and George
A. Ball, charged with conspiracy to
defraud the government of $10,000,
000 of Alaska coal lands.
Thomas Frederick Davles, Jr., as
bishop of the Episcopal diocese of
western Massachusetts, which will
take place Wednesday in All Saints'
Church, Worcester.
Three prominent colleges of the
country will inaugurate new presi
dents during the week. They are Miss
Ellen F. Pendleton of Wellesley Col
lege, Dr. George B. Vincent of the
University of Minnesota, and Dr.
Lemuel H. Murlln of Boston Univer
States. Our ultimate-final judgment
dav nr|1 tAnp thA
Some of the most important men
in the financial world are expected to
appear before the house committee
that is Investigating the United
States Steel Corporation, when it re
assembles in Washington today.
While the committee has not made
public its list of prospective witnesses
it has been rumored for some time
that Mr. Carnegie and Mr. Morgan
will be called upon to tell what they
know of the formation of the steel
usually correct, but meanwhile we are
emotional, impulsive, hasty, oftun
ridiculous. No business man could,
nor could any European nation per
form the ridiculous gyrations we do
and survive we are extremists. The
Lord has blest us, but we have frittered
much of it away. England is slow to
crown her heroes, but once crowned
she is slow and conservative in tear'
noYt and
and tear them- down the next and
drag, them in the duBt. We .all re
member when General McClellan was
appointed commander of the Potomac,
The illustrated) magazines of the day
pictured him standing at the side of
his gray horse with his arm over the
saddle, under which was printed, "Gen
eral George M. McClellan, the Napol
eon of America." Within eighteen
months he was twice relieved of his
command, and was anything but a
Napoleon. Both attitudes toward Mc
Clellan were ridiculous and unfair,
but characteristically American.
Twenty years ago or more, big
business men, big undertakings, were
praised by all alike we gloried in our
material prosperity now everybody ^e
down everything and
Hampton's Stockholders Get
Cedar Rapids Republican:: How
easily the people are taken in. There
is Ben Hampton of New York, who
organized and started what is called
Hampton's magazine for the uplifting
of the down trodden people. He got
all the muckrakers and reformers to
write for
Lafe Toung in Des Moines Capital:
Bonaparte 1« one of the old towns in
Iowa and is located on the lower Des
Moines river. There was a settlement
there as early as 1833. Not leog after
that three brothers by the name of
Meek secured the water power rights
at Bonaparte and erected a grist mill.
They afterwards put in woolen ma
chinery and in an early day "carded"
•rolls'' for the old-fashioned spinning
wheel. The names of Bonaparte and own and control their own magazine
put in
paper. His little heart
to heart talks with the down trodden
were quite the most tearful that were
issued In an era of muck raking and
crocodile tear shedding.
In these little confidential talks he
hamper and to hinder him, but by
wide t0 hls 8toc
Promote successor of the brush dam. For a statements of what big money could
a a A
dam. In the course of time the dam value, and all the time pay big dlvl-
the good which I went out. It is still out. The large dends. The dividends were almost
buildings except the panta-1 magazine offered. Well, they bit, all
start everything over again. The vast! their feet. Thousands of them sent
for what I properties have been sold under the their savings. Some sent only $10, but
hammer and the new owners expect
ultimately to erect a new dare and to
ptart the wheels. The community is
getting together in harmonious rela
tion and is prepared to restore the
glory of the Bonaparte of former days.
Bonaparte is surrounded by a rich
through the elimination of Wall street ^lled
some paper In the new concern, but
frightfully Bcaled down and still
speculative. There is nothing else for
them to take, although they may not
want it.
But now come other revelations. It
is said that a quarter of a million dol
lars was paid over to some one be-1
fore the old corporation went out. I
Some think that Hampton and his:
men took that to make themselves
whole. It turns out also that one of
the men with whom Hampton's was
hooked up was a bucket shop promo
ter, whose place was about to be raid
ed by the poBtoffice police and anoth
er one who was connected with the
concern was under arrest some years
ago for getting money under false
Fooled again. That is all that needs!
to be said about the fellows who!
went Into that uplift magazine stock
business: Some one found their weak
ispot and played upon it In an'age of re
form, why should not an occasional
"reformer" warp it to the rest, the
suckers, who are in such things in
dead earnest, but without any com
mon sense back of them.
Some one failed to do his duty, and a
town was swept away
There was fearful, needless havoc,
there was pitiful dismay
Mothers, weeping for their children,
orphans, all their rights denied,
Viewed the scene of desolation and
would not be pacified.
Some one failed to do his duty and
an engine jumped a switch,
There were moans from pinioned vio
tlms where the train lay in the
Sudden death and shameful havoc,
with no word of warning, came—
Suffering and ceaseless sorrow—and
jail. They dio not care whether guilty
prominent he must be a rogue and It
would so please the mob to see him go
to jail. The next step while in the
heat of the usual American way, would
be to cut his throat and after the
statue of Gen. John H. Morgan, the J"111"?"d ™urd"0' a score or more
noted Confederate cavalry leader, will of »m onaires hen begin to build
be unveiled with interesting cere
monies in the court house square In
Lexington, Ky., tomorrow.
Republicans of Rhode Island will
meet in sjtate convention Wednesday
to name a ticket to be voted for at
the November election. No opposition
exists to the renomination of Gover
nor Aram J. Pothier.
up again. The Lord has been good
to us in the past, but if we do not at
tain to a more conservative and con
siderate way of handling our
affairs we are going to get
Into trouble one of these days,
wherein the Lord may abandon us to
our follies.
If LaFollette were President, Pin
chot secretary of state, Roosevelt sec
retary of war, Cummins or Bristow
attorney general, with the yellow and
muckrake publications as mouthpieces
a# +Vi 1
a 1
ma «rl«art.r a ^minlctratinn
of this Imaginary administration,
what a jailing and cutting off the
heads of Wall street brokers, dealers
in and) holders of stocks and bonds,
millionaires, big business men, in fact,
everybody who presumes to rate him
self above a tramp.
Tours respectfully,
Glenmoore, Oct. 5, 1911.
shift the blame.
one faIled t0 do hjs
who Some one |ance ,8
better than to see the rich man put in VI an tne piag «. „nnext
of any particular crime or not, but if They that fail to do
he Is prosperous, if especially he Is
Everybody Milks In Iowa.
(An Ode to the Cow Dedicated to the
Dairy Industry.)
Tune: Everybody Works But Father
Everybody milks in Iowa,
We all like the cow
Pinning our faith to bossy,
Has made our neighbors bow.
Everybody milks in Iowa,
Even Sister Rae,
Everybody does the milking
In I O W A
Everybody milks in Iowa,
Summer and winter time^
Makes no difference to Iowa,
They milk rain or shine.
Soil Is growing richer,
Debts all cleared away,
Just because they're milking,"'
In I O W A
Everybody milks in Iowa,
Let me teal you that,
Buying auto-mobiles
Everybody milks In Iowa,
Hear, me, what I say,
Live on milk and honey
While the cows eat hay,
Mother's quit her washing,
So has Sister Ann,
Everybody's gone to milking
Even my old man.
—E. X. S„ In Creamery Journal.
Bedecked Damphoollshness.
Iowa City Republican: One of the
foolish customs which should be
la that of
told his readers how the big inter- "1 poslble occasion ap
ests were after him, how they tried to
the big horned spoon, he vowed he i' uniforms that would put
would not desist from serving the
people, even un the end which was England is on exhibition,
the emancipation of the people «L,d
and "Big Business." How he kept ^obid/eEe does? Who is the
Big Business" ,,osed before the peo-
pie, always as monster about to de-,
in his Daces
You could alirost hear
the crunching of the bones in the
month of the monster.
"They're after me" he yelled again
and again and finally he revealed to
the people, whose sympathies he had
won, bis scheme to keep his maga
zine out of the hands of the trusts.
His scheme was the selling of stock.
He told the people that they could
solicited subscriptions far and! shame for such an exhibition of buf-
k. He not only
the their cupidity. He published rosy of pride.
There is nothing left in any dreamed of such profits as Hampton's
jB charmingly located and the, those unholy profits and also all lng back a little, which made him
machinery tells its own sad those who wanted to trample "Big'.look like the country editor of the
is being made to Business" and "The Interests" undei
some went as high as $10,000. There
were 24,000 of these suckers—among
them some Cedar Rapids men.
Well, Hampton's is no more. It has
been "merged." swallowed, absorbed
and almost confiscated. ThOie who
held Btock In Hampton's are offered
the governor of
ln a
iong tailed coat and
wIth a lot 0f
And with people, who'were blameless ernor gets that line of uniformed
TiiwrMfliww I r!hhipl Pain and Sorrow came to dwell colonels back of him, you cannot but
Hi 1
all the plagues and all the evils and feel that the transformation of
most common and the worst
—S. E. Kiser.
With the butter-fat
If the grain crop fails them,
They don't move away
Just keep right on milking
In I O W A

men waddling
begt that 8een
a KOVern0r
wear a plug
when prac-:
b# dpe8ged
obJect of ogllng
shouldi he be followed about
I with a lot of men who have no mili
tary bearing and who wear nothing
graceful except their military titles?
It Is not clear just why a self-respect
ing man will tog himself out and
strut around the country ln uniform
of uncomfortable fit, bedecked with
braid, lace, yellow rope and other
paraphernalia which look so outrag
eous that a peacock would hide ln
when there is nothing Jn har
__ was stooped and he wore his hat tilt-
Iowa never uniformed staff!
some Albert became governor. Shaw
wore a big plug hat, sometimes, but
there were brains under his hat, even
if he was the most ungainly wearer
of a plug hat ever seen ln Iowa. Shaw
days when they tried to be distinguish
ed by long hair and other marks,
Shaw was not so bad when he walked
with bis plug hat, but when he mount
ed a horse, oh, lord, what an exhibl-j
tion of ungainllness.
Cummins looks well 'n anything
and he can sport a tile so gracefully
that a person feels that the hat should
be his exclusively, Carroll would'
and when the gov-
„r» will h« a r.nmlne
the comic opera will be a coming
across the stfifre with the governor
turned into a typical Uncle Sam and
the staff made over into an old fash
ioned New Englard muster day drum
I corps.
But whatever is done, let's get rid
of the stiff.
Mary MacLane Humanized.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: What
Mary MacLane needed was not, as
she thought, either love or sympathy,
but human experience. Nine years of
human experience since she startled
the world with her brutal denuncia
tion of kith and kin has resulted in a
very natural desire to take it all
back. This she does in the afterword
id 11 flues^on
MONDAY, OCT. 16, 1911
•Absolutely Pure
light Biscuit
Delicious Cake
Dainty Pastries
Fine Puddings
Flaky Crusts
The only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
not look, so bad In a plug hat if he just published, following that cele-
could J?e unjointed somewhere and
duty, and a shortened up, but as It is, his appear-
brated little volume which gave Mary
MacLane and the city of Butte to the
world in 1902. All that was the folly
of 19. At 28 Mary MacLane finds that
she loves her own people, as she
ought to do that humankind in
Butte has noble attributes like hu
mankind anywhere else In the civiliz
ed country, and that nine years ago,
so far from being a genius, as she
immodestly claimed, she was only a
very bright little girl with a lot of
half-baked ideas which Time has ren
dered thoroughly done.
SURPLUS $200,000.00
GEO. E. RIX, Vice President.
WELLS M. IRWIN, Vice Pres.
The Good Citizen—
The experience of Mary MacLane is
a great lesson for youth. It could be
the means of saving many another
impulsive young woman from fool
hardiness at that period when girls
are much in need of wise mothers.
Mary MacLane had to go to the
world for her spanking. She got it,
and she "is now a very good girl.
—Read The Daily Gate
alone. Ayer*s Sarsaparilla is a tonic, entirely free from
alcohol. Take it or not, as your doctor directs,
The State Central Savings Bank
A strong bank with the equipment, the experiwvp, and
the strength to give the best of service.
CAPITAL $200,000.00
^eave this tremendous alcohol
y°ur doctor. The dan­
ger is too great for you to decicle
J. 0.
C. J. BODE, Cashier.
H. T. GRAHAM, Asst. Cashier.
I Tr|
H. BOYDEN BLOOD, Ass't Cashier
Is the man who spends less than he earns.
Try having a savings account If you do not already
have one with this bank.
The Keokuk Savings Bank
3% Paid on Savings Accounts
The management of the
Endeavors to pursue a progressive
policy, to be liberal in its treat
ment and to adhere strictly to the
legitimate lines of banking.
E S A I S E 1 8 S 6
One ox the largest Wholesale Dry Goods, Notions,
Underwear and Hosiery Houses ln the Middle West
Manufacturers of Indian Head Dress 8hlrts, Work
Shirts. Overalls eta
•ele Agent for "Tom Boy" Hosiery.
New York Prlcee Duplicated.
Irwin-Phillips Go.,
Keokuk, la.

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