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THE DAILY GATE CITX
i, and Constitution-Democrat.
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THE GATE CITY COMPANY
18 North Sixth Street.
OATE CITY—Established 18&4.
jj!£s CONSTITUTION—Established 1847.
Consolidated March 26, 1888.
CHIEF—Established In 1892.
Consolidated September 22, 1892.
iD GATE CITY and CONSTITUTION-DEMOCRAT—
C. F. Skirvin ...General
C. E. Warwick Business
Entered at the postofflce at Keokuk
Daily, by mail, outside city, year
Dally, in Keokuk, per week
Daily, except Sunday.
There is a rank due to the United States among nations
which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the repu
tation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult we must
repel it if we de»ire to secure peace, one of the most
powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be
known that we are at all times ready for war. To be pre
pared for war is one of the most effectual means of pre
serving peace. A free people ought not only to be armed,
but disciplined: to which end a uniform and well digested
plan is requisite.—George Washington.
TODAY'S BIT OF VERSE
I watch my fire die tonight—alone,
Making no moan.
But hands held out to seek your longed for face
In an empty place.
I see each glowing ember fade to gray,
Then turn away
To whisper our goodnight across the dark,
Lest you should hark
And think me faithless, whereso-er you be,
Thinking of me.
How strange it seems that one .short year ago
I did not know
Your name, dear heart, yet now, when you're away
One little day.
All time's astray I
—Edna Mead, In the New York Times.
I have learned that to do one's next duty
is to take a step toward all that it worth
knowing.—J. G. Holland.
procedure would, they believe, be an innova
tion. The taxpayers of Keokuk have for many
years been considered "easy marks" in com
parison to the spirit evinced by those of Fort
Madison and the country districts. Protest fol
forthcoming that should put the inquirer on
mettle and resolve him to go and do likewise.
That information is contained in the two words
"protest" and "action." To stand supine and
take, without protest other than a mental one,
what is offered in the way of assault upon the
public body is only an invitation for further
treatment of like nature/1 A taxation question
FEDERAL CONTROL OF DAIRIES.
Congressman Linthicum of Maryland has in
troduced a joint resolution for a house commit
tee of five members "to investigate and report
whether conditions prevailing in dairies and
dairy products seriously menace the health and
prosperity of the poople of the United States"
and "whether federal inspection and supervi
sion is necessary," and as to the best methods
to enforce such inspection.
I" REMEDY FOR UNEQUAL TAXATION.
High and unequal taxation follows a varia
tion in assessment due to inequality in the esti
mation of values. The remedy for the unparal
leled and excessively high rate prevailing
against the city of Keokuk lies in positive ac
tion by the people themselves, those who are
the chief sufferers at the handk of officials who.
err, not from inclinatiqn or in a spirit of unfair- tions of the army as to capability and thought
nes's, but because "thus and so" has been the ful regard for the welfare of the troops com
rule'of conduct for many years and to change manded.
fla'lf and the country mstnets riw« progressive slogans
lowed by act,on has proved effective onts.de of
Keokuk dealing with the question Let am „t Ames.
citizen-taxpayer of this city interview a Lee
countv agriculturist and information will be
ne-ttuneiii, ui jiiuuie.' si. io.Attiiun ijucniiuu There has never been a time when persons
was settled, in onp respect, when the forefath-j
Iowa and other dairying states have officials
whose duty it. is to inspect dairies and their,
products and enforce the law with regard to erv or dalliance.
sanitation, the purity of milk, etc. The Linthi-i
cum bill provides for federal inspect ion "either}
J/. I njll UlUlT.l I
pal inspection." But why cannot state and city
authorities perform this public duty -without
Federal inspection would mean an army of
government job holders and a heavy cost in
ers threw off the yoke of the mother country, than at present to read reliable newspapers
That was action following protest. In the case
of Keokuk, however, no sucli strenuous meas
ures as were resorted to by the men of 1776 will
be required. But there is call for some one to
get busy on a matter that approaches perilous
ly near to confiscation.
alone or in co-operation with state and munici-:^n£' an^ ^,e presidential primary in Iowa seems
noiaers ana a heavy cost in °'s.ugir T"
It oitght not to he needed. But if it lpnCe aweet staple took to the aeroplane
uvvutu. JL*Ut 11 1L
is to be avoided, the states and cities will have Colonel House manages to be speechless in
xo wake up to the necessity of inspection that jail the
AMAZING DECREASE IN ACREAGE.
Because this country's prosperity in so larg-:
a measure depends upon the harvests, an indi-
DBMoStAT^tlbiished 1881 cated production of winter wheat less by about
-000 160,000,000 bushels than that indicated a year
ago is not encouraging, to say the least.'
So much of this prospective decrease as is
due to inferior condition is the result of causes
beyond human control, and therefore simply to
be regretted but the decrease of eleven per cent
in acreage seems to be a cause for censure up
on the farmers who are responsible for it.
There was every incentive to the seeding of
the largest possible acreage. A great harvest
encountered so large a demand that gilt-edged
prices were received by the producers. There
was, and is yet, the prospect that extraordinary
demand will persist for a considerable time.
Logically it was to be expected that there would
be an increase over last year's acreage. The
decrease of more than one-tenth is amazing.
Perhaps there is a reasonable explanation.
If there is not, it would be interesting.
There remains now the possibility that im
provements in condition will bring about a
[larger harvest than the 495,000,000 bushels now
indicated. Also it is possible, and even prob
able, that the spring wheat acreage will be
much larger than it would be if an abundant
I winter-wheat harvest were indicated.
But any ne^r approach to the proportions of
last year's wheat harvest is manifestly out of
THOSE IN COMMAND.
While American troops entering Mexico have
eaten desert dust full of alkali and blistered
under the Mexican sun, their officers have not
lived sumptuoush' and reclined on "flowery
"beds of ease.'' General Pershing, although well
past the meridian of life, rides at the head of
the troopers and is sharing with them the hard
ships of the campaign. Subordinate officers, re
ports say, have been equally democratic and
have been considerate of the men in the ranks.
Snobbery among military officers is the one
sin unpardonable among the rank and file. The
great military commanders of the United
States, in all generations since Ave became a na
tion, have been men of simple natures and
democratic tastes—men who commanded the
respect, and in some instances the love, of their
troops. Our army has not been cursed with a
line of rattle-brained fops and ruthless squan
derers of the lives of the men who obey orders
and ask no questions, and the Mexican cam
paign is emphasizing the fact that our present
military leaders are maintaining the best tradi-
DRAG ROADS THIS SPRING.
"Drag it again," is the answer to the farm
ers' question, what is the best thing to do to Ji
road after it has been dragged. Moreover it is
the statc higl
commission men at Ames.
Spring time dragging, they say, is the most
a a a a a I
the spring time a road is in a receptive stage
for dragging and work done on it at this time
means a road that will not only be ready for
early spring work, but one that will be in bet-!
ter summer condition than the road on which
dragging has been delayed until later
would keep well informed had greater need
fully and regularly. History as momentous as
was ever made is in the making now. To com
prehend this moving picture of history-making,
we must not miss a scene—we must read each
dav's developments. A tremendous responsi-
bilitv, therefore, rests upon the press, to give
news that is as accurate as may be had.
A scientist's reported discovery of a fluid
which renders the human body transparent may
be of interest to medical men, but does not meet
the needs of the hour. A political fluid that will
illuminate the intent behind pre-election prom
ises would fill the voting world with joy and men who are fit for the day's
radiate smiles in voteless circles.
Some time there will be a United States con-1
gress that will go through a whole session, do-1
ing the work to be done in expeditious and
to have been a very large cipher,
statesman-like manner, without political trick-' Wheat Biscuit contains
all the material needed for
The thrifty housewife will essay to make one
difficult task to say something of noth- tt^fwhole wheat
Peace to its
Started With Water Pimples Be
tween Fingers^ Was Swollen.
Could Not Put it in Water.
HEALED BY CUTICURA
SOAP AND OINTMENT
•'My .Hn trouble started with a few water
pimples between the fingers of my left
band. My band was red and inflamed
always and it itched so I
had to do something, so I
would rub it with a rough
cloth until It looked as if
it were ready to burst and
bleed, and I was kept awake
at night with it. It got
to be a mass of pimples in
side and out. and was
swollen, and I could not
put it in water nor use It much.
"A friend told me how Outicura Soap
and Ointment helped her so I got them, and
my hand was entirely healed." (Signed)
Norma Lee, 157 W. Main St.. Battlo
Creek, Mich., Aug. 6, 1015.
Sample Each Free by Mail
With 32-p. Sldn Book on request Ad
dress poet-card "Cuticura* Dept. T» Boa*
Sold throughout the world.
Dollar Concert for 25 Cents.
A chance to hear an orchestra
which Dean Nagel of Highland Park
college of music declares to be the
peer of many of the orchestras which
are now touring the country, will be
afforded the people of Keokuk on
Friday evening at the coliseum at
Twelfth and Main streets. The Keo
kuk high school orchestra under the
leadership of Prof. P. C. Hayden, as
sisted by the band of twenty-six pieces
under the leadership of J. C. Hed
rich wiil give a concert. The admis
sion fee has been placed low enough
to be within the reach of everyone,
and the coliseum should be packed
Friday evening. A dollar concert for
25 cents is attractive enough to bring
The high school orchestra has been
pronounced an excellent organization
by everyone who has heard it. Dean
Nagel heard the orchestra last June
and declared that it was the nucleus
for a symphony orchestra, and that it
was the peer of many of the concert
orchestras which people pay a dollar
or more for the privilege to hear.
Standard selections as well as popu
lar music will be played by the or
chestra. "Poet and Peasant" will be
the big number of the program. This
overture is played by only the high
est class orchestras.
Another interesting feature in con
nection with the orchestra will be the
fact that for the first time in Keokuk
it will be possible to hear an oboe.
This instrument is new and will be
used in the orchestra concert Friday
The orchestra was organized in
1911, and it has made a splendid rec
ord in the past. Its future seems
brilliant and it is up to the people of
Keokuk to encourage these young
musicians in every way possible. Why
not show them that the city is behind
them in their efforts? The proceeds
will go to the management of The
Comment, the school paper, and to
the use of the orchestra movement
for the Keokuk schools.
The personnel of this fine organi
zation which will be heard Friday
evenihg is the following:
Leader—P. C. Hayden.
First violin— Wayne Hancock,
Harry Helwig, Leroy Schultz, Joseph
Kinnaman, Colin Davidson, Henry
Krueger, Edward Wilsey, Edwin
Lantz, Warren Perdew, Mildred Con
lee, Cecil La Porte.
Clarinets—Thomas Gray, Bernard
Flute—Margaret Aldrich, Robert
Cornets—Morrell Geiger, Daniel
Bishop, Algot Hultman, Harley Teller.
Orchestra assisted by Carlos
Meador, violin, Dr. J. \». Marsh,
cello, and William Honce, double bass.
Great Array of Stars at the Grand.
Widely known to motion picture fle-
votees, Cleo Ridgley and Wallace Reid
iappear together at the Grand tonight
in the Lasky-Paramount success, "The
It does not
come from guns and dread-c
naughts alone, but from
work. The making of men
is a question of food and
rational exercise. You can't
build stalwart men out of
:—. unbalanced foods. Shredded
I .... r- u„_an
body. It is the whole wheat
grain made digestible by
and baking. One or more
Shredded Wheat Biscuits
for breakfast with milk or
cream makes a man fit for
work or play. It is ready
cooked and ready-to-serve.
Made at Niagara Falls, N.Y.
imr ii i« iflir
Golden Chance," one of the most ab
sorbingly. interesting pictures seen
here for some time.
Miss Ridgley has to her credit sucn
photo-plays as "The Chorus Lady" and
Wallace Reld has appeared on the
soreen in "Carmen" and other Para
mount subjects, and as the fighting
blacksmith in "The Birth, of a Nation."
In "Tiie Golden Chance" these two
exceptional artists will be seen to therr
best advantage. Miss Ridgley as a
poor seamstress suddenly confronted
with an opportunity to enjoy for a
brief period the luxuries of life and to
forget her own poverty grasps to the
chance. Cinderella like she meets
a financial prince, Wallace Reid, who
falls in love with her. Circumstances
compel the seamstress to hide her real
identity and refuse her golden chance.
Subsequently, however, these compli
cations are overcome after a series of
exciting and dramatic situations and
the audience is given to believe that
ail ends happily.
Blanche Sweet, undoubtedly one or
the great lights of the screen, appears
at the Grand tomorrow and Friday in
"The Blacklist," her newest photo
(Many will discover in this photoplay
a parallel with the horrible happenings
and revelations of a year ago when in
•Colorado the state and federal troops
were called to quell a war of death
between striking miners and mlno
Blanche Sweet, whose power as an
actress of strong and intensely human
roles has increased with her growing
popularity, appears In the leading role
in "The Black-List." Into her hands is
given the fate of thousands of strik
ing miners who have taken up arms
against strike-breakers. The story
does not end with a thrilling represen
tation of the conflict but is carried
through to a conclusion in which the
authors give a substantial remedy to
the problem of the war between capi
tal and labor.—Advertisement.
On Saturday next we will give a
chewing gum matinee. With every
paid admission, we will give Reedy's.
pineapples gum free and will also
show an excellent program including
a Chaplin comedy that will make you
lay down your sorrows and forget
your troubles and laugh as you never
did before, also chew gum. Tim
chewing gum is the b^.st that can be
secured and is absolutely ee to the
patrons of the Orpheum theatre, Sat
urday afternoon. Today two of the
greatest film artists, Lucile Taft and
Alexander Gaden, will be seen in the
five act Mutual masterpicture. The,
Drifter. Tomorrow Margueriete Gib
son, who is considered the most beau*
tiful screen actress of modern time3.
will be seen in the five act Mutual
masterpicture. The Soul's Scycle. In
this wonderful picture, the great col
lection of Balstock animals are used.
This is one of the greatest manageries
In existence today. Dont' fail to see
those Mutual masterpicturea, as they
represent the highest class there is in
the picture world, and the Orpheum
only shows the very best.—Advertise
At the Hippodrome.
"The Upstart," a five part Metro
feature production witih Marguerite
Snow In the stellar role, and featur
ing George LeGuere, will be shown
iere at the Hippodrome theatre to
This feature is a picturization of
the play of the same name by Thomas
Barry wthich had such a successful
run at the Maxine Elliott theatre in
New York City. It is distinctly a
novelty on the Metro program, being
the first production of its kind re
leased by this company. There are
many strong situations, which lend
contrast to the delightful iiumor,
•which is sustained throughout.
"The Upstart" was produced by
Rolfe Photoplays, Inc., and directed
by Edwin Carewe, who also directed
the Metro feature plays, "Destiny, or
the Soul of a Woman" and "The Fin
An exceptionally strong supporting
cast was selected for this feature, in
cluding James Lackaye, Frederick
Sumner and Frederick •Sittenham.
"The Upstart" is to be shown In
conjunction with a 'big song festival
by Keokuk's foremost musi-cal artists
comprising Guerdon Colvin, Dan
Agne, Kenneth Whetstone and Clyde
Martin. Be sure to witness this
Jeannette Marie Ganley.
The funeral of the late Jeanaette
Marie Ganley was held from St. Pet
er's Catholic churcn at 9:00 o'clock
this morning. Very Rev. Father Gil
lespie officiated and the funeral ser
mon was delivered by Father Devine
of Davenport. The body bearers were
Thomas Joyce, Harold Sargent, Ray
mond O'Connor, Francis Hayes, Fran
cis Ward and William Smith. Burial
was made in the Catholic cemetery.
MAY BE CALLED
Mexican Situation Might Easily Re
quire the Calling of the
[By Carl D. Groat, United Preps Staff
WASHINGTON. April 12.—State
militia must be drafted for Mexican
service iP any very large number of
additional forces are needed in the
Villa pursuit, it was admitted here
Army men hoped, however, this
step would not become necessary.
The only thing to prevent it is:
Sirst that the Villa trail may grow
so hot that Pershing's men need not
plunge much further south second,
that the present supply system may
suffice for needs of the expedition.
The latter question apparently will
be the chief detriment. But every
report from Funston shows more and
more supplies are going forward for
ultimate use of the American troops.
The war department admits it has
stretched to the limit the border
patrol of 18,000 men. Moreover, it
Points inland, guarded only by
about 2,000 men, cannot well be
BROTHER OF KEOKUK
MAN PASSES AWAY
William Nelson Carpenter Died at His
Home In Jamaica, New York
William Nelson Carpenter, brother
of John R. Carpenter of 828 Morgan
street, this city, passed away at his
home at Jamaica, Long Island, New
York, at 8:00 o'clock laBt night.
The decedent had been ill for five
months with Brlght'e disease. J. R.
Carpenter of this city recently visited
his brother, returning to Keokuk two
weeks ago. Mr. Carpenter is survived
by a daughter, Mrs. Fanny Powell and
two sisters, Mrs. Hendrickson and
Mrs. Carmen, all of whom reside at
Jamaica. His wife Is dead. Mr. Car
enter was connected with the Pinker
ton detective agency. The funeral
will be held Friday.
CASE IS DISMISSED
IN DISTRICT COURT
Peterson vs. Kirchner is Settled at
Plaintiff's Cost—Motion is
A motion to strike in the case of
Trott, administrator, vs. Jacob Scot
ten was sustained by Judge Hamilton
before whom the motion was argued
yesterday. The motion was Hied on
The case of Mrs. Martha Peterson
vs. William L. Kirchner has been
Made from Cream of
cannot immediately use the recruits
it has gathered in the past few
settled and dismissed at plaintlir I
cost. This action was filed
'OU scarcely can imagine condi
tions more inviting than those
under which Crisco is manu
factured. It is packed by cleanly, uniformed
employees in a building devoted exclusively to
this one product. The floors and walls are of
tile and marble partitions are glass. Metal
surfaces are nickel-plated or enameled pure
white. The piping is aluminum. The air
entering the building is washed and purified
by machines for that purpose.
For Cake Making-
No hand touches Crisco until in your own kitchen)
thc can is opened. Crisco is all vegetable. It is a
cream of pure vegetable oil made by the Crisco Process
without the addition of any hard fat.
Crisco wherever a shortening or frying fat is)
required will help to give your family dclicious, di
gestible and economical food.
Wholesale Grooors mnd Coffoe Romst&rs
Distributors for tho Hart Braild of Canned
Fruit* and Vegetables
HAS BEEN DISOLOSEDl
•Man's Body Found Embedded in thai
Mud on Bank of Creek, Near
MARSHAm/TOWN. Iowa, April i* I
—A murder myBtery is believed to 1*|
disclosed by the finding of the body $1
Henry Alexander, BO, of Ferguson, lul
Linn creek, near this city last nlgbt]
Alexander has been missing for
month. He had a large sum of tnone 1
In his pockets when last seen.
The body was embedded in the
and was discovered by two boyg pijj.J_i
ing on the banks of the stream.
There are two holes in his 1
probably caused by some blunt instrs
ment. When he disappeared, rebl
tives did not give the alarm, for in thtl
past he has been known to lew]
home withont warning and absent]
himself for some time. He is aorl
vived by two brothers living in Tamil
Iowa, and his parents living at FeiJ
Expect Capacity House.
TTF3S iMOENTDS, Iowa, April 12.—a|
capacity house of 10.000 is expected
greet the speakers at the "truth aboil
•preparedness'" meeting at the OoH-l
eeum tonigiht when the following wetl
knorwn peace advocates fresh from l|
meeting at Mineapolis will speak:
Rev. Dr. Steven S. Wise, of Neil
York Amos Pinchot, of New Tori I
J. A. McSharren, of Philadelphia Am
thus I,. Weatherly, of Nebraska
Rev. Dr. Adolf A. Berle, of Boston.