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Dancing Gets Hottest Shots of
All From Evangelist's
42 Centimeter Guns
of Religion.
divorce evil is hit
Evangelist Cites Only Possible
Cause for Severance
of the Marital
Charles Reign Scoville's sermon on
amusements took 6,000 people by
storm yesterday afternoon. A crowd
that jammed and packed the taber
nacle, that overflowed into the street,
that caused people to stand in every,
available foot of space in the aisles
and around the exits, heard the ser
mon. Time and again the evangelist
convulsed the throng with his mimicry
Impersonations and ludicrous stories.
Then, again, he had them in tears
with a touch of simple, yet eloquent
He hurled Invective, after Invective
ejaathema after anathema, epithet
after epithat at the "ten plagues" of
this country. Tha things he pointed
out as composing the decade of
"plagues" are the dance, the divorce
gambling, "society" cards, muifictpie
misrule, "bad" city carnivals, yellow
journalism, murder, intemperance and
lynching. He dwelt only briefly on
6ome of the subjects and ignored oth
ers altogether. He devoted by far the
major portion' of his time to flaying
the dance, divorce (which he charact
erized as one of the blackest of the
plagues and "social leprosy") and
yellow journalism.
Scoville landed hard on the dance,
called it "hugging: set to music,"
"tommy rot" and "too dispicable In
Its modern form almost to be men
Crowds on Job Early.
The crowd that heard the Sermon
was pouring into the tabernacle a few
mijiutes after twelve o'clock. Many
pefsons had brought their lunches ajid
remained in the building following the
morning service. Dozens of automo
biles and buggies, many of them bear
ing the mud signs that told they had
come miles through country roads,
stood along either side of Main and
Twelfth streets, for two blocks each
way. Men and women stood in the ex
Its. Hundreds, arriving late and see
ing the immense crowd, turned away
to auto rides, walks through the city
or some other diversion.
By 2: SO o'clock, a half hour before
time for the service to start, the build
lnj» was packed to capacity. The song
service started a few minutes ahead of
time. The choir loft held 500 singers.
The chorus was augmented by a large
orchestra and the music was unusually
f=ne. Scoville preachcd one hour and
twenty minutes. He gave the invita
tion and ninety-seven persons "hit the
glory trail."
"Have I hit sin too hard since com
ing to this town, I wonder?" asked the
revivalist as he stepped to the plat
form to begin his address. "Answer
me, yes or no," he requested. "No!"
stormed the crowd. "All right," re
plied Scoville doggedly, 'Til hit it
harder!" The statement was met with
spontaneous applause.
The Millinery Comes Off.
"Now ladies," he said, noticing the
super-abundance of spring millinery
that dotted the crowd from one side
oit the shed to the other, "take off your
hats like men. We let you wear them
this morning. We've seen 'em now,
and that's all you wanted wasn't it?"
he asked. "I'm sure no woman wears
her hat for comfort. But I'm not go
ing to knock the milliner. If she can
make those hats that way and get you
to wear 'em, I'm for her.
"Whenever my wife gets a new hat,
no matter what it looks like, I tell her
I like it," he said. "If I don't I'll
have to buy her another one."
Scoville started off by telling a few
hum«^ous stories about certain things
end persons that pot the crowd into
high gojd humor. Then he went after
•he saffron press. He paid a"tribute,
however, to the local newspapers,
thanking them for the "support they
have given us, God bless them," and
asking the crowd to "give 'em a
cheer," which the crowd "give 'em."
Scores Absent Christians.
"There are a lot of people not here
Miis afternoon," said the speaker, di
gressing for a moment, "because they
Hiese Ailments Weaken Your
System. Your Body Then
Needs the Help of
Dr. King's New Discovery.
Colds are annoying. They inter
fere with our duties. In our •weak
ened condition they may end in a
•pell of sickness or even more serious
ailments. Fear, however, should be
overcome, for in Dr. King's New
Discovery you have an effective rem­
MONDAY, APRIL 3,191$ •'**4 v"
can't stand what I'll say. Well, I hope
what I say will get into the columns
of the newspaper and that they'll
read what they didn't have the nervo
to come to the tabernacle and hear.
"You know," he said, "it's a mighty
poor sort of a christian who will just
pick out the sermons he likes and pass
up the others. But I am not to blame
if you don't come. You've seen the
birds fly south and back again you've
watched season after season come and
go you've seen the bees store up their
honey. And yet you have not made
any more preparations for heaven than
a grass hopper hasi for Christmas.
And."' he concluded, "you're just living
a sort of grass-hopper, katy-did ex
istence, too."
"Xhere are certain people—in the
social set right here in Keokuk—and
out of it—who are worshiping falsa
gods," said Scoville. They've beeu
pretty faithful until today—and now
they are not here."
Tribute to Keokuk Press.
Scoville, in referring to thfe saffron
press, landed on bad books and papers
that "print just the scum and scab of
the news and in a scummy and scabby
manner. But the people are very
much to blame," he said. "They like
it—demand it. One newspaper man in
St. Louis said once that the live re
porter was the one who knew where
hell was going to break loose and
would be there when it broke. If it
didn't break, It was his business, said
the editor, to 'raise hell.'
"But you ought to stand back of your
editors here," he cried. "Support
your local press. The papers have
supported this campaign nobly. It
would not have been the campaign it
jb.as been without them." The crowd
applauded—unasked by the evangelist.
Flays Lagging Church Members
Scoville flayed the church people
who have lagged behind in supporting
their churches. This, too was a slight
digression from his subject but he
made a hit when he said, "a lot of
times old Sister Strutt and old Broth
er Mutt will come up to the platform
cr. the last night of the campaign and
say, 'well. Brother Scoville, this is the
first time we've shaken your hand
since the meeting began.' If you can't
bhow up till the last night, don't come
round at all," he said scornfully. "Not
an 'amen,' not a 'God bless you,' until
the last night."
Scoville mentioned the divorce next
and called it "social leprosy." "It Is
one of the blackest of the plagues and
is a thousand times worse than polyg
amy," he criad. "A polygamist will
support and recognize and care for
all Ills wives and the children of
them all, while a man whe is divorced
turns his back on the little girl that
he took a few yea*3 before for a bride.
He turns her down perhaps for some
little fuzzy headed piece of calicfc that
he knows will turn him down later.
Adultery Only Excuse.
"Adultery is God's only justification
for divorce," he shouted, "ana man
on earth or no woman on earth has
a right to be divorced for any other
reason. One old judge in Missouri one
day granted thirty-eight divorces. Can
any judge act wisely and properly at
that rate?" he asked. "No," shouted
the crowd.
"If there is one part of hell that'will
he hotter than another," said the
evangelist, "it will be the hell for the
homebreaker. That dog and devil,
sneaks in like a serpent and trjfes
away a wife from her husband and
children—or who takes away the hus
band from his wife and family.
Raps Forgetful Men.
"And you men who turn down your
wives." "be railed. "She was once
your blushing bride once her cheeks
|were like roses once she had a rose
[in her hair every day. She is the
mother of your children, the 'furrows
'are nnder her eyes, she has cooked
iyour breakfasts and dinners and sup
pers through the years. Perhaps she
I hasn't kept up quite as well as she
!might have at timer. perhaps she has
not had a flower in the hair as often
as you would like. But she 1» your
wife, and she hasn't failed any more
I than you have. She has made no more
mistakes than you have."
Once the evangelist, going now at
"full speed," convulsed the audience
I with an imitation of a woman dressing
and making her toilet. He opined
that if the women would be a little
jless slovenly sometimes after their
marriages and caro more about the
way they looked, there might not be I
so much conubial r.nhappiness and do
mestic Infelicity.
Scoville ripped the plan of "gadding
ofT to some justice and getting married
on the minute, for a dollar and a halt
ajid beating it away." "If there is
(Continued on page d.)
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Without assistance your weakened
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Get a bottle to-day. Take at once.
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All dnnrerists.
T* -f -M
"Old Glory Face" Superintendent of
Sunshine Mission at St. Louis.
Will Give Prelude to Sco
ville's Talk.
Has Wad His Fling and is Now De
voting H'is Life to Helping
Those Who Are Down
and Out.
Ed Card, known from coast to
coast as "Old Glory Face," superin
tendent of the Sunshine Rescue Mis
sion, St. Louis, will make a fifteen
minute talk preceding Dr. Scoville's
sermon Tuesday night. The an
nouncement was made just before the
sermon last night after Guy S. Wil
liams, publicity agent for Scoville,
had handed the revivalist a telegram
from Card in reply to a message sent
by Scoville Saturday night, stating
that the famous mission worker will
be here Tuesday evening.
Card is one of the most widely
known mission workers in the United
States, if, indeed, not the best known
of them all. He is invariably men
tioned by evangelists, pastors and
laymen alike, along with such charac
ters tas Mel Trotter, Sillaway, Calla
han, Jim Goodheart and Harry Mon
roe. For years he has operated the
Sunshine mission in St Louis. As
many as 500 men—down and outers—
derelicts of- life—gather in his hall
in a single night. The underworld
of the Missouri metropolis knows and
loves and respects "Old Glory Face."
He was a down and outer himself.
He "had his fling," saw the white
lights, wrestled with dissipation and
has come up "out of the dark" to tell
his story to his "brothers" and to
inculcate the wisdom of "going
"Bully!" ejaculated Scoville last
night, upon receipt of the telegram.
"I'm glad he can come. You must all
hear him."
Mr. Lillenas will sing a song in
the Swedish language that night and
Mrs. Scoville w*ill sing "Where is My
Wandering Boy Tonight," in German.
There will be other solos and other
features. It Is planned that the meet
ing shall be one of the most inter
esting services of the campaign.
A union meeting will be held to
night at the Second Presbyterian
church, West Keokuk, members of
the Scoville party in charge.
Mrs. Laura J, Carver, Known to Many
Keokuk People, Died at Omaha
on Sunday Morning.
Mrs. Laura J. Carver, mother of
Guilford S. Carver of Keokuk, fore
man of The Gate City, passed away
at her home in Omaha, Nebr., on Sun
day morning, according to word re
ceived here. She had been ill for the
past month, and death was caused by
the general debilities of old age.
Mrs. Carver will be well remember
ed by a large body of friends in this
city as she visited here with her son
several times in past years. She wa^
seventy-four years of age and had
been a resident of Omaha for a period
of ten years.
Besides her son, G. S. Carver of
this city, another son, Louis J. Car
ver of Lincoln. Nebr., survives. The
funeral will be held at Omaha on
Wednesday. Mr. Carver will leave
tomorrow to attend the funeral.
Proposed Change Is for Purpose of Re
lieving Car Shortage Which
Is Prevailing.
Notice has been received here at the
Industrial association office of a hear
ing in Des Moines on Wednesday
April 6, on the proposed increase in
demurrage charges on all interstate
cars in Iowa to be effective April 6 at
7 o'clock. The proposed Increase is
applied for in an effort to relieve the
car shortage now existing generally
throughout tho country. The hearing
will be held Wednesday morning at
10 o'clock at the office of the board of
railroad commissioners at the state
house. The application is filed by
the western demurrage and storage
The proposed temporary rules pro
vide for no increase covering the first
two days free time, and then tho first
three days after the free time has ex
pired, but for subsequent detention
tho rate increases $1 per day. Credits
earned under the average agreement
will offset the present $1 demurrage
charge for the first five days after the
expiration of free time, but will not
be used to offset any portion of the
charges in excess of $1 per day.
Canton News: Mrs. C. H. MiTler and
daughter. Miss Ivah, leave tomorrow
for Keokuk, where they will make
their future home. Mr. Miller has
been there six yoars as chief engineer
in the Purity Oats factory. We re
gret seeing these good peopTe going
from our midst and extend our best
wishes to them in their new home.
Villa's Perversity.
New York World: If Villa were in
as many places as he is dally report
ed to he it should be easy work to
locate him and catch him. He persists
in being in only one place at a time.
—Advertise in The Gate Oit v.
Yesterday's Services In Tabernacle
Were Best of Any That Have
Been Held During the
Campaign Here.
Goal Was Surpassed Yesterday—To
Take Thank Offering for the
Evangelist During This
Trail hitters yesterday 222
Trail hitters to date 3,200
Attendance yesterday ..., 13,000
Total estimated attendance.. .170,000
Two hundred and twenty-two per
sons traveled Charles Reign Scoville's
"glory trail" in three services yester
day. Crowds totalling 13,000 heard
the evangelist in the course of the
day. It was the banner day of the
campaign to date.
The evangelist began his last week
in Keokuk in a most auspicious man
ner. In the first place, Keokuk's Sun
day schools passed their coveted goal
of 3,000, when a total of 3,454 Sun
day school pupils marched in delega
tions to the worship-shed yesterday
morning. In the afternoon the taber
nacle was entirely inadequate for the
crowd which besieged it to hear the
sermon on amusements. Ninety-seven
hit the trail at the close of the ser
mon and ninety went forward last
The invitation- service which fol
lowed the evening sermon on the
text, "Prepare to Meet Thy God,"
was dramatic. In the first verse of
the invitation hymn twel\e men
walked down an aisle together, while
the crowd cheered. Scoville leaped
into the sawdust and greeted them,
shaking each by the hand. The front
rows wore cleared for the trail hit
ters and within a few minutes eleven
rows had been filled.
Pathetic Scenes on Glory Row.
One woman lead her nine year old
daughter forward. Scoville placed
an arm around her and lifted her to
the platform. "Here is a little girl,'
he cried joyfully, "who is just the
age Mrs. Scoville was when she gave
herself to Christ. Her mother just
now brought her forward. Let's give
her and her mother both a cheer!"
A man came forward bringing his
wife. Apparently he had already
made the pilgTlmage to "glory row."
As they sat down together he placed
his arm around the- woman and kiss
ed her. Sho was crying.
"Oh friends!" cried Scoville, "this
is a glorious day. A wonderful night
to a grand day. The angels are
echoing around the throne tonight,
'rejoice, for the Lord brings home his
Sermon Is Serious One.
Scoville's sermon was nearly all
seriousness. Very little comedy was
interspersed with his passionate ap
peal to sinners to "prepare to meet
thy God." He told numerous stories
illustrating, as ho put it, "thnt when
a man defies God, God will smash
him. You go on, living as though
you never had to die," he cried.
"You may dodge justice here. You
may burn a house or throw a bomb
and escape here, but God knows it
and you're guilty. You've got to face
him at the judgement sometime. Why
rfbt prepare to do it now?"
Before beginning his sermon Sco
ville read a telegram which had just
been handed liim, stating thai Ed
Card, superintendent of the Sunshine
Rescue Mission, St. Louis, will be
here to make a fifteen minute talk
Tuesday night preceding the sermon.
Dr. Scoville wired Card Saturday
night, asking if he could be here.
Thank Offering to Be Big One.
Dr. Frank G. Beardsley, pastor of
the Congregational church and chair
man of the evangelistic executive
committee, made a brief talk, stating
that a thank offering will be .taken
sometime before the meeting closes
for Dr. Scoville and the members of
his party. "Let's see to it that that
offering is an adequate and a gener
ous one," he said. "We are proud
of our splendid city, we are proud of
our dam that spans the father of
waters here we are proud of our
churches and lodge hnlls. J^et's make
this thank offering one that will do
Keokuk credit." He stated that not
one cent of the offerings taken so
far have gone to the evangelist. "He
has given us himself unreservedly."
he said, "and hasn't received a cent
'so far. All the money taken in has
gone to defray the campaign ex
pense fund."
Compliments Keokuk Spirit.
I Scoville complimented Keokuk on
the way she has supported his re
vival. "I doubt if there is another
city in the state," he said, "that
would put up three such crowds as
we have nad today in the seventh
week of a campaign. Now just stand
on your hind feet and shank the bits
for the rest of the campaign and let's
make this last week the greatest of
them all."
"We have a song here which I
think we'll have to call the 'Keokuk
song' from now on in our evangelistic
work," he added, smiling. "The title
is. 'He Surely Means Me.' Sing it,"
he said, turning to the choir. The
song was sung and for five minutes
it rang through the building.
"You can philosophize and theorize
all you please about religion," said
the evangelist, "but you've got to
meet God some day. Don't forget
that. There are girls sitting here to
night who will never grow into wom
anhood's years. There are boys here
who will neve£ see their twenty.first
The Morning Service.
Dr. Scoville told the crowd Sunday
morning that he "isn't going to die
and go to hell because he's afraid
birthday. There are men and women
who will never see another April on
this earth. Are you prepared to meet
your God?
No One Can Answer for You.
"Brother Scovillo can't answer for
you at the judgment bar," he cried
earnestly. "You brag about your
christian fathers: you brag about
your christian mothers. They can't
save your souls. The very fact that
you had good parents makes you all
the more responsible.
"No, sir," he answered. "Don't
think that because you were born in
a christian home you are a christian.
If you were born in a potato patch,
would that make you a potato?
"The bells in heaven are ringing
tonight," he shouted, "for those who
are saved they are coronation bells.
For the lost they are funeral knells.
If you won't come to God in a great
tidal wave of religion like this, you
will never come. It's now or never
for many of you and you know it.
"Some men say, 'I don't ask for
mercy. I want justice.' Ail right, jus
tice is waiting for you. You'll get
justice. 15ut I want mercy. I may
never face you again," he said in
closing. Ho was on his knees on the
carpeted platform. His face was wet.
with sweat. His voice had grown
hoarse from the strenuous preaching
of tho day. "I may never see you
again under heaven, but my word to
you is, my brother. 'Prepare tp Meet
Thy God.' And remember that death
prints no time cards and that there
are no turn tables In eternity."
-Broils and Bakes with Same Heat
The to*«»! number of persons In
Sunday school yesterday morning was
3.454. The goal of the churches par
ticipating in the revival was 3,000.
The Trinity Methodist church ranked
first with 1,108 and the Baptists were
second with 635. Tho Christian
church had 514, the Westminster
Presbyterian 367, the United Presby
terian 197, the Methodist Protestant
157 nnd the Congregational, 148.
Conservation of Church Forces.
The sermon was one on conserva
tion of church forces. The evange
list Implored the church members to
stand back of their pastors and to
work together harmoniously. Of
course, after I leave," he said, "there
may bo some contention, some mis
understandings. Don't let them ruin I
your chances.
"If yoti people miss a single night
of this week's services," he said once,
"you will miss something tnat Broth
er Scoville will never say to you
again this side of heaven. I never
expect to spend another week In
Keokuk. Life is too short I have
too many calls. Much as I would
like to come back, I can never do
"Rome evangelists," he said, "stab
the local pastors so much, and fail
to boost their Sunday schools to such
(Continued on page 8)
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er using Father John's Medicine for my whole family, I ran heartily:
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especially at this time of the year, when olds nnd grip are prevalent. It
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90 Tnion street, North Adams,
As a family medicine, an all around tissue and strength builder.
Father John's Medicine has 110 equal. It is a pure, wholesome body-build-1
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Economy is one of the many advantages of
the Detroit Jewel Special Gas Range. It cuts
down the gas bills because baking and broiling
can be done at the same time and with the same
This is made possible by the Detroit Jewel
plan of construction. In every way you will find
this range planned for convenience and econ
omy. It is truly a marvelous range.
Come in and see this range as many folks
have already done. You will say just as all our
visitors have said, that this range is the biggest
value in a Gas Range they have ever seen.
They wonder how we can sell it for the low
price of $25.00.
Keokuk Electric Company
800 Main Street Phone 750
to tell some old dovlls of their sins." I
"A lot of you," he said, "either I
ought to clean up or get out of the
Ante-Easter finery was on dress
parade at the tabernacle at the morn
ing service. The ladies were not
asked to removo their hats and the
spring millinery made a most at
tractive appearance inside the big
Particular Attention
Given, to
General Hauling
OmfM ftaaffny «f
41a* machinery, fu»ltur% mm
leal Instrument* aid fMMQg
inton'ft Storage
inton's Transfer
Phone 18.52S!BhpAiB
crsunivaa Bobber Keel* are next
to -wings, Safety CoaMon Heels of
new Ove rubber. Get pair pntxm
today, 60c per pair, attached vAftto
you wait We «lso carry the ra­
nsoms Cats Paw and Panther-Heels,
•tl put on by
Shoe Repair
814 Main St.
Phone 698
Telephone 304. 815 Main.
Public Speaker
Will accppt spcakin=r engagement
for Decoration Day ceremoniee. Ad
dress Arthur C. Spielmann, 2058 Belle
Avenue, Baden'Station. St. Louis, Ma

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