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SUNDAY, AUG. 30, 1914
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The Daily Gate City.
Keokuk Audience Wat First to Hear
That Now Famous Speech,
"Rise and Fall of the
WAS DELIVERED IN 1876
Was Written at Instance of His Wife
Who Was an Invalid antf
Who Appreciated His
The dispatches announcing the
serious illness of Robert J. Burdette,
brings to the minds of Keokuk people
his earlier days and the fact that his
first lecture was delivered ..here in
the old Baptist church. He came here
a second time some twenty years
later and lectured In the opera house.
It was Burdette's first wife who all
her married tffe^as an Invalid, who
first recognized the., rich quality and
spontenity pf his humor. He read
to her for hours and one day when he
had read something to her in such
a funny way that It brought tears of
laughter^to her eyes, she said to him:
"1 know you could write a funny
And so to humor her, because he
always^41ked to do the things she
wished* mm to do, he sat down be
side her bed to write the lecture. It
grew by? her encouragement, although
he says he often rebelled with tears
and grtjans and prayers, and told her
that he was too little to be a lecturer
and that he had no voice and that he
couldn't write a lecture anyway. She
kept him to it and in time the lecture
was finished and named "The Rise
and Fall of the Mustache."
They had that much done, the next
thing was to get an audience and de
liver it. He didn't want to try It out
in Burlington, which was his home,
because he thought his friends who
would come, to heatvit, would not be
Impartial judges, irthe thing was no
good, he wanted to know it right
away, and so he decided to try it out
on Keokuk. Mrs. Burdette said she
was responsible for thaf lecture and
she expected to hear it delivered. So
her husband carried her aboard the
train and she sat in his first audience.
That was away back in 1876, in the
old Baptist cnurch.
Comes Back Again.
Nearly twenty years after, one of
the Keokuk clubs asked Burdette to
come here again to deliver a lecture,
and this is an extrsfct from the letter
he sent In reply, a personal letter so
characteristic of the man that it de
"Keokuk—I launched my first lec
ture on the broad ocean of human
hearts and ears in DecenlDer,
1876, jn Keokuk. The Baptist church
was the generous phalanx that sup
ported me and stood responsible for
the lecture. A warm hearted swarm
of Keokuk's best and kindest was the
audience. I had about nine and a
half pounds of manuscript on the
reading desk, I think, and I read it
clear through. Never missed a word,
didn't leave out a line took me two
hours and fifteen minutes. When I
got through I hadn't enough voice left
to ask for a glass of water and my
throat was so dry I couldn't drink it
when I got it. How wretchedly I felt
whenever the audience laughed! I
thought "they's laughing at me.
Maybe they were. It never occurred
to me that I was reading what pur
ported to be a humorous lecture.
Occasional bursts of applause fright
ened me. I thought "well, now what?"
"When I dared loo* up, the
couraging countenances of my aud-
lence reasurred me and I'd pull my
self together and read a little louder
and a great deal faster. Oh that was
a great big, long, wide, large lecture,
Wife Brings About Success.
"Cushioned in an easy chair, with
loving hands ready on every side to
be helpful to her helplessness, Mrs.
Burdette sat in the audience, her face
radiant with courage and aglow with
confidence, her eyes eloquent with a
wife's enthusiasm, carrying me
through the long evening. All day
long 8he had nerved my weakness.
She kept me from chucking the big
bundle of manuscript into the hre,
and running away. I was a paralyzed
man all that afternoon, I said to her:
•Carrie, your husband is a dying man.
Do not jest at his misery. Let me
lie dewn on the BOfa and die in peace.
I am going to make the flattest, tam
est failure ever made in this world.
It won't even have the splatter and
splash of a drowning man about it, nor
the thrilling horror of a man en
gulfed in the quicksand. It will Just
be the tame flat falling down in the
Couldn't Help Winning.
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THE DAILY OATE CITY
Fall Term Opens September 8th
Make up your mind to learn to do one thing better than the average. It's training that helps men win—that counts. Every busi
nes man realizes that and is anxious to pay more money to the man who knows. Make yourself worth more by learning more. You
have the other qualifictions that are necessary, but without training they are dormant The world never offered as many chances to the
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Mark the ones that .you think will help you the most and mail it to us today. If you do not find any that will help you, call at our school, state your plans, and we will assist you. There will be no obliga
tion on your part, but we shall be glad to have an opportunity to extend a courtesy to you. If you can't attend our day school, come to our night school and by studying a few hours each week, you will acquire a
training that will give a boost for a better position.
CITY DRUG STORE BUILDING PHONE 1524 SEVENTH AND MAIN STREETS
W. L. HARDING, OF SIOUX CITY
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor on Republican Ticket.
"And she only looked like an em
press and said 'My husband fail!'
And that was all the nerve and
To Look Young Quickly
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How often have you fussed an-d put
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some important social event when
you wanted to look your prettiest, and
try what you woultf you just couldn't
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your face becomes unruly, exhibiting'
a careworn and saggy appearance,
and crisscrossed with fine lines, here's
something that will quickly transform
It into one of youthful freshness.
Just get an ounce of powdered sax
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about a half pint of witch hazel, and
(bathe your face In the solution for
two or three minutes. Immediately
after you feel a "firming up" of the
skin and underlying tissue, which nat
usally irons out the little wrinkles,
worry marks and flabblness. The con
tour and general appearance of your
face are so improved, you will be
glad you heard of this simple and
strength and hope and courage there
was In all that day. Any man with
such a wife as Carrie Burdette just
had to conquer fate. He would rise
up and walk when she told him to,
although he had neither feet nor legs.
Today the snow lies white and still
where she sleeps in the church yard
of the old Lower Merlon Baptist
meeting house still and quiet as the
great, brave, cheery heart that tilled
the frail, palnstricken little body with
a life so Wondrously beautiful, so
marvelqusly strong. A brave, hope
ful cheery woman—how God blesses
the world when He sends such a
woman into it."
And so the letter ends.
Bob Burdette never wrote any
thing better than that first lecture,
it was the life story of a plain every
day boy Tom, from his boyhood,
through his school days and young
manhood when he made love to Laura
and married her. The establishment
of their home, the joys and sorrows
of their lives and finally old Tom
stepping aside to make room for
young Tom and the cycle of a life
Wants an Auto Fire Truck.
To the Editor of The Gate City:
It is to be hoped? the city will use
every endeavor to provide our credit
able fire department with an up-to
date auto fire truck, no cheap, village
pattern, one ouch as several of the
smaller towns have bought. There
are differences in auto Are trucks,
just as there are In automobiles. Keo
kuk should have the latest and best
or none at all. It would be the cheap
est in the long run. These fire trucks
are particularly good for the outlying
districts where fire plugs are far and
water pressure weak. An auto truck
that would throw water from an at
tached hydrant would be doubly ser
viceable, combined with the chemical
feature and hos© carrying capacity.
An auto fire truck without question
will increase the efllciency of the de
partment in a large measure and be
more economical. Get one, and let
it be a good one, too.
No Trouble to Please.
Knlcker—"Is that car an easy run
ner?" Enthusiast—Fine just lie
down and let me run over you."
St. Paul and Quincy Are Making Last
Trips This Week Before Going
Into Dry Dock for
SATISFIED WITH RIVER
Streckfua Company's Officials Say
Channel Has Been Excellent and
The St. Louis-St. Paul packet ser
vice of the Streckfus steamboat line
will close within a week. The com
pany's offices announced yesterday
that the steamer Quincy leaving St.
Louis at 10 o'clock on the morning
of September 2, and leaving Sept. 1
for St. Louis would 'be the last trip
of the through boats for the season.
The steamer St. Paul left St. Louis
Friday morning, and will leave St.
Paul on September 2 on her last trip
to St. Louts. This makes the last up
bound sailings from Keokuk for the
St. Paul, yesterday and for the
Quincy on September 3. The last
south hound sailings from JTeokuk will
be for the St. Paul on September 5,
and for the Quincy on September lO.
The steamer Dubuque will continue
her weekly trips In the St. Louis,
Keokuk, Burlington trade until the
•first of November.
The Streckfus company through
Fowler Manning, traffic manager, an
nounces that the channel continues in
excellent condition and that the com
pany is much gratified at the good re
sults apparent from the work done
by the United' States engineers in up
per river Improvements. The com
pany's boats have experience^ excel
lent navigating conditions up to the
present time, Mr. Manning states In
The excursion season Is being
brought to a close by all of the steam
boat lines on the upper river. The
weather is getting too chilly for en
joyable evening excursions, and many
of the boats will he withdrawn to the
lower river as fall approaches.
The local packets running in and
out of Keokuk will continue to run un
til navigation is officially closed with
tho closing of the locks.
PETIT JURORS FOR
List is Drawn Yesterday and Jurors
will Report on Sept. 29
Jurors for the September term of
the district court here weir drawn
yesterday. The jurymen will report
for duty on September 29 at 2 o'clock.
Judge Hamilton will preside at the
term of court which opens Sept. 21.
The following i3 the Jury list:
F. W. Kellerman. fifth, Keokuk.
J. L. South, Donnellson.
Our Moodle, Donnellson.
B. F. Fuller, seventh. Keokuk.
J. T. Heddon, Vincennes.
R. R. Ralston, third, Keokuk.
M. B. Johnson, first, Keokuk.
H. D. McDowell, second, Keokuk.
E. R. Cochran, first, Keokuk.
Fred Thon, Montrose.
Richard Marshall, first, Keokuk.
S. B. Stahl, first. Keokuk.
O. W. Reed, third. Keokuk.
August L. John3on, fifth, Keokuk.
Ed. Payne, second. Keokuk.
S. Saltzgaver, Farmington.
Frank Arvidson, Montrose.
Clyde Alton, sixth, Keokuk.
Paul Pechstein, thin?, Keokuk.
I C. J. Kayser, fourth, Keokuk.
Leo J. McKlnley, third, Keokuk.
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John J. MicXamara, sixth, Keokuk.
Ed. Atterberg, Jackson outside,
Keokuk, route 2.
C. M. Crane, sixth, Keokuk.
H. M. Berry, first, Keokuk.
John J. Nodler, first, Keokuk.
G. E. Maxwell, first, Keokuk.
A. A. Willis, first. Keokuk.
J. H. Justice, second, Keokuk.
Philip Finn, third. Keokuk.
Jean Faber. fourth, Keokuk.
D. M. Kaldenberg, second, Keokuk.
P. Trump. New Boston.
C. F. Broesel, fifth, Keokuk.
Howard Beaty, Montrose.
Everett Garrison, third, Keokuk.
Howard Van Ausdall, Montrose.
Andrew Shepherd, Donnellson.
Henry Martin, seventh. Keokuk.
Ira Jones, third, Keokuk.
John M. Kenney, third, Keokuk.
Peter Garrity, second. Keokuk.
Meyer Rower, fifth, Keokuk.
Chas. H. Abell, first, Keokuk.
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That's the Big Horn Basin
of Wyoming! The 1914 irri
gated crops are the heaviest
in its brief history of develop
ment! Thousands of tons of al
falfa, wheat and oats, on gov
ernment and private irrigated
lands! Oil discoveries—fre
quent! 20,000 population al
ready, with the. Burlington'8
new main line through the
heart of it! Increased land val
ues certain! You can home
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rich section of Wyoming or,
you can rent land on shares,
until your experience in irri
gation shows you its wealth of
possibilities! Do not locate
until you write me for a Basin
folder and go with me through
that wonderful land.
I am employed by the Bur
lington to help you! My
services are free! And, I con
duct homeseekers' excursions
on the first and third Tues
days of each month! Can't you
go with me next time? S. B.
Howard, Assistant Immigra
tion Agent, R. 386b, 1004 Far
nam Street, Omaha, Nebr.
A N O W O E E
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H. CLAY GLOVE*. V. S.
1 IS West 31st Street NawYoth