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THE gate city company
18 North Sixth Street..
GATE CITY—Established 18M.
oring isjso pregnant, so
One of
payment of
DEMOCRAT—Established 1882.
I&V Consolidated March 26, 1888.
CHIEF—Established in 1892.
Consolidated September 22, 1892.
Consolidated April 8, 1916.
P. Skirvln General Manager
E. Warwick Business. Manager
Entered at the postoffice at Keokuk as second-class
rr. utter.
Daily, by mail, outside city, year
Daily, in Keokuk, per week
Daily, except Sunday.
"God bless us every one!" prayed Tiny Tim,
Crippled and dwarfed of body, yet so tall
Of soul, we tiptoe earth to look at him.
High towering over all.
Ho loved the loveless world, nor dreamed indeed,
That it, at best, could give to him the while
But pitying glances, when his only need
Was but a cheery smile.
And thus he prayed, "God bless us'every one:"—
Enfolding all the creeds within the span
Of his child-heart! and so, despising none.
Was nearer saint than man.
I like to fancy God in Paradise,
Lifting a finger o'er the rhythmic swing
Of chiming harp and song, with eager eyes
Turning earthward, listening—
The anthem stilled—the angel's leaning there
Above the golden walls—the morning sun
Of Christmas bursting flowerlike with prayer,
"God bless every one!"
—James Whitcomb Riley.
Every step of progress the world has taken
has been from scaffold to scaffold and from
stake to stake.—Wendell Phillips.
just as the Iowa
tial svstem, which was devised to per-
mit voters of each partv to select the man they ivvc"-
-i V,
liational campaitm.
considered most available to lead them in aitKi
of sight
APrl 29'
been a deal of speculation about
be .1 God he is the most secret of things. He is there In
the stili heavens, he is behind the tree life, he is waiting
speechless in the seed. The supreme is supremely hid-,
den. The almighty is the aii-quiet. Be still!
as 0rs
Only when you are silent la there force In you. Enter, armg trying to
Into stillness, into simplicity. There you find the cosmic
•energy of the star3, the unutterable pulse of life, the dy
namic of the Infinite. Be still!—Dr. Frnnk Crane.
ies, so called, held in three states on Tuesday
demonstrated their hypocrisy as such,
tered voters turned out, and we are informe
greatest afflictions that can be
human being
either through
Relief "War
RUBBER STAMP PRIMARY. desire to add at this time to the long roll of
The chief service of the presidential pnmar-,
be expected that the enrolled voters would &° .pressure may be hard to resist. But it would
to the primaries if they ever would. But in that it will be the part of real wisdom in
is the deprivation
accident, disease or as
loll of war. Thousands of
Knmch. IMsnan an'.l' British sol,iierawho have! J™™* *bf,ro0"1
been blinded in the European war are in ever wort a'ing ou
pitiable condition, and the Permanent Blind
extent of their means, contribute to this bene
faction in the certainty that bread1 thus thrown
upon the waters will be returned an hundred
For many reasons the capture of Sir Roger
Casement by a British warship is to be re
gretted. Probably no one regrets it so much
as the British ministry. No more embarrass
ing problem could be landed on their embar
rassed shoulders at this time than the disposi
tion of this lineal descendant of Wolf Tone and
Robert Emmet, this strange contradiction of
patriotism and treason, old paradox of princi
ples and passions, such as only the cause of Ire
I land seems capable of producing.
From any direct point of view of either mu
nicipal or military law, Casement's life unques
tionably stands forfeit for his 'activities since
the war broke out- Not only a British subject
but a high and trusted official of the govern
ment for many years and enjoying many hon­
as the reward of eminent services, he cast
off his allegiance as soon as hostilities began
and threw his lot with Germany. He has spent
the last two years planning to assist the txer
No doubt the British government perceives
jail this quite clearly. It can'hardly have any
that serve to keep disaffection
eapture ef
primary had' done before ^empt to stir up civil war must be
them. A mere corporal's guard of the regis-jemjarrasment to it, for no doubt th
& certain
in the dispatches from Massachusetts, New joQ^jromising "justice," in other words for its
Jersey and Ohio that the party leaders, repub-1 pQUn(j flesh. Assuredly the government, if
li03*11 ^d democrat, put through their candi- fajjg pUSh the case against the prisoner to
dates for delegates to the national conventions ^ie jitter
republicans turned j^e gOVernment to stand out against the elain-
out, or about twenty-four per cent., and the Much may be done to disarm extreme
percentage of democrats was even smaller. In
New Jersey the turn-out was not more tlia-n people by a dis-play of clemency on this
thirty-five per cent, of the total enrollment.
some Ohio precincts barely five per cent, of the _—
electors voted. The mule is found to be of greater endurance
The defense may be offered that for the!and more adaptable to military service in
democrats the renomination of Wilson is a cu4:,Mesopotamia than the native camel. The mule
and dried affair and that in the republican pri-'is not the most attractive of our lovable ani
xnaries the men who loom largest as possible mals, but is dependably useful both in war and
nominees refuse to permit their names to ap- in peace. It has earned the right to be per
rear on the ballots. This excuse in itself is a petuated as an institution among civilized men.
sufficient condemnation ol the direct presicfen-
i. u- What is earned school should be
,primary el it a or
Fund for Soldiers and Sailors, '*:mes jf the rainy davs that are sure to come I
•a-hose reprewmativ.e in Keokuk is E. S. Baker,
in^actirT0^ °f I
trades, in which tliev ca.n support ^h'orn^pl111^
and at least partially support
Sympathetic citizens of Keokuk^houl^To^Uu

}n(JUce Irish prisoners of
war to desert the British colors and enroll in
an Irish legion in the service of Germany. Now
he is caught participating in a German expedi
tion to promote an armed insurrection in Ire
I According,to the law in the world, there can
'be only one penalty for conduct of this sort
•but the British government would make a stu
pendous blunder in visiting upon Sir Roger
Casement a vengeful retribution. If he were
of English blood and descent there would be no
salvation for him and he would not get a spark
of sympathy anywhere in the world. But he is
an Irishman and a fanatical devotee of the ideal
of complete Irish independence. In the eyes of
:his fellow countrymen, even of those who re
gard his course as unfortunate and injurious to
the best interests of Ireland, he is sure to be
and actually is regarded as a high minded
and unselfish votary of a patriotic cause and,
should he pay for his devotion with his life, he
will beyond doubt be cherished in the hearts of
his people as a martyr for all time to come.
What is more, impartial outsiders, even though
condemning his course as a political blunder
and an aberration of moral principle, will see
still more clearly the generosity and devotion
in the victim and will deeply lament his fate.
jerjng in the Irish breast. Therefore
gir Roger red-handed in an at
a dreadful
there will be
element in England to claxnor for un-
.without the slightest trouble. weakness and unfitness and even at conniv
In a year when so much is at stake it might
will be accused by extremists of
condoning treason. Perhaps the
jrish leaders, much to win over the
iter than the much learned shallowly. The habit
iof learning things thoroughly is all the founda-
tion and half the superstructure of an educa
The former $3 a week office boy of New
York, who, at the age of forty-seven years, has
been advanced to a $250,000 a year position,
far bet-
tbe tOI
worried lcSS
There would be less striking in prosperous
were borne in roi„3.
piesident of the Keokuk National bank, finds it
necessary to make further appeal for funds in
older to bring relief to those who it is aimed to
assist. Unable to work at former trades, these 'fest pleasure.
numerous blinded war victims cannot support ~T 1
themselves and their families Their Z™. I At any rate, the presidency has ™t been a
ments, overburdened with
more immediate
problems, are able to do very little for them. A ihouse-
Some persons say kind1 words as though it
were painful, but say unkind things with mani-
in W so re it
£ooc* out of liMng.
Hve longCr and
Tomorrow will be Sunday. Why not go to
liir :iv' I'-aC a?,*
Eczema. From Hands to Elbows One
Mass. Could Not Put Hands in
c- Water. Could Not Sleep.
"My daughter was poisoned by salt and
It turned into eczema. and from her bands
to her elbows was ono mass of red, burning,
itching eruptions. It began with a rash
vrhicti was of such a burning itching nature
that at times she was nearly wild. For
many weeks she could not put her bands in
water and she could not steep.
"Stao suffered intensely for several weeks
and I tried wringing towels out of hot water
and putting a rubber sheet across her, but
she wasn't helped. The Doctor said to try
Cuticura Soap and Ointment. I did and
the Itching and burning left her, and I used
four boxes of Cuticura Ointment together
with the Cuticura Soap and she was com
pletely healed." (Signed) Mrs. Ida Brown,
7029 Eggleeton A
Chicago, Hi.. Oct. 22.
Sample Each Free by Mail
With 33-p. Skin Book on request. Ad
dress post-card "Cnticim, Dept. T, Bos
ton." Sold throughout the world.
Ottumwa Courier: Iowa has 150,
000 automobiles, oor one to every
.three families in tie state. And yet
some people talk about going west to
seek prosperity. -Might as well go
east to find where the sun sets.
Burlington. Gazette: Barney Old
field received one vote for president
in Clark county in the recent presi
dential primary election. The man
who cast this vote evidently wanted
to see a good race.
•Humboldt Republican: Just re
member that the bonding fdr roads
proposition is a proposition for the
proper expenditure of the money we
now collect, not for more money to
spend. When it becomes known that nnBH
it is a proposition for the proper ex
penditure of taxes—nothing more—
the people will vote for It,
Council Bluffs Nonpareil: If Iowa
of an influence for good in all direc
Sioux City Journal: If Washing
ton and Berlin would 'both follow the
Sioux City Tribune: Senator Bo
rah describes the military bills pass
ed -by the house and senate as being
"five per cent preparedness and 95
per cent appropriations" Probably
members of congress regard the
American eagle as a carnivorous bird
that lives on pork.
Waterloo Courier: In an Interview
in New York, Henry Ford is quoted
as saying that be had no objection to
an army of say 250,000 men. Tfyat is
the size of the army provided for In
the Chamberlain bill. What will
William Jennings Bryan say to that?
Waterloo Courier: Even if Villa is
dead the chances are that be is still
hitting a hot trail.
Dubuque Times-Journal: The strong
^^li'run of Henry Ford in the Nebraska
attribute to th« wave at
"tn r*.
abuse directed against htm because
his peace stand. While his. plan was
generally regarded as futile his sinceri
With appetite keen,
digestion normal,
and no fear of anj
after eating distress.
helps very material"
ty was not questioned.. A sincere per
son may not always succeed, but they
always command respect.
Dubuque Times-Journal: The whole
Roosevelt family, father, sons, aons
in-laiw, cbuaina, etc., will enlist if we
have war, says the colonel. The col
onel missed a bet by not better ad
vertising the patriotism of the Roose
velt family by saying they woald all
go as privates.
Burlington Hawk-Bye: Candidate
Meredith is heralded as a vote-getter.
Why this reputation? It is certainly
not based on past performances.
^edar Rapids Gazette: The best
political joke of American history is
presented iby national leaders in Wash
ington holding their breaths and
clutching the sides of the'ir reserved
seats while watching the Ford-Cum
mins finish in Nebraska. It is equal
to a one-armed cigar sign winning
middleweight championship in a fair
Council Bluffs Nonpareil: The Cedar
Rapids Republican thinks we should be
grateful because "Wilson will write no
more notes." There is nothing certain
on this line. When a schoolmaster
says he has written his last line and
spoken his last word he .usually means
just for the time being.
8ioux City Tribune: A champagne,
III., banker's daughter committed sui
cide because some of her friends told
her she was not good looking. She
overprized good looks and. overestimat
ed the fmportance of the opinion of
her friends. It was much more import
ant that she should be good than good
looking. Any real friend would have
told her that.
Cedar Rapids Republican: It took
a great deal of effort to get out a
minimum vote in the presidential pref
erence primary. And yet a few years
ago the politicians were telling us
that the primary was absolutely nec
essary to save our free institutions
from the encroachments of the bosses,
now we pursued one delusion after
another, getting ourselves all excited
about it, only to Arid in the end that
no one cared much about it and that
It has accomplished little or nothing
except added to the expenditures of
taxpares' money.
Chariton Leader: It begins to look
though those fi
posed to woman suffrage would have
advice of Bernstorff, one would feel grudges and even old friends—trot no
safe in predicting
ment of the crisis.
a speedy settle-
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa dem
ocrats instructed their delegates to
the national convention to support
Governor Major of Missouri for vice
president, but if the delegates forget
all about it they will only be follow
ing the general example. The aver
age democrat when approached on
the subject scratches his head and
soliloquizes: "Le's see. Some strang
er from the southwest. Captain or
something like that."
Davenport Times: If these little
outpost affairs we are occasionally
having in-Mexico with Villa bandits
are "battles," as some of the reports
have it, where is the word in the
language comprehensive enough to
describe the proceedings in the vicin
ity of Verdun?
those fellows who are op-
tn WOITia„
suffraeA would have
father and mother ever Corgeta the
little child that died.
Gene "Field wrote much that is
pathetic, much that was gay but nev
er anything that so lives and will
continue to live like his "Little Boy
For there are nncounted toys that
"await the touch of a little hand"
that has vanished and the tiny voice
that is still. And in those to whom
those toys are Bacred beyond measure
and who touch them as holy the tend
er poem stirs always a memory that
never dies of the little child that died.
He has never grown older, never
lost the sweetness and (beauty of
babyhood. Other children come, hold
their places in our hearts and make
laughter in the home, our hair whit
ens and the wrinkles multiply and
age creeps on but age nor decay nor
any change disturbs that memory.
Still the baby face smiles from the
cradle and with it we are young again.
No memory stays so freshly bright
and green as that of him—the little
child that died.
No day passes that we do not see
him. Always the same flower face,
the gleam of happy eyes, the voice
less expression of love that grew so
early and dropped so soon. The
years are long, but the picture holds
its lines and colors true. We pity
ourselves and our loss, we pity his
loss of the years that might have
been so full and gracious had he
lived them.
Aye, constant and true the memory
stands, softened of its pang toy time
hut the truest memory tt all, faithful
in its every detail, nothing lost or
faded, the memory of the little child
that died.
Strange that it should be so when
our own span Is so short, when life
brightens as a sunrise and fades with
the day but it is so. Never comes
full consolation, always the wish that
he had lived brings a tear that it
was not so to be. Though the long
years have tempered Ks bitterness it
in not less a sorrow that lies just
above our tearsr—that memory of the
little ohild that died.
Output of Book*.
rndlanapolis News: The uncertain
ty of speculation is again illustrated
in the book publishers' reports com
paring the gross output of books for
1914 and 1915. During the first few
months of the war, when speculation
as to its effects on various human1 ac
tivities was common, it was freely pre
dicted that war would have a retard
ing effect on the production of literary
work in England, while, at the same
time, accelerating the output in Ameri
ca and giving greater opportunities to
American authors. Apparently, this
has not happened. While there was a
much larger falling off in America.
Books by American authors were 1631,
I fewer than in the previous year: books'
RI1UmK 'SnsIlsh authors 645 fewer. Neither,
Dll lEAiJ jas far as the report shows, has the war
inspired the poets to greater efforts.
Ntt increase in books of poetry is
in bringing about'ca
but in both England and Ameri-
BUCh a condition. It
an excellent tonic!issues
and appetizer. Try it:forecMt
was a
I pain is also tcbown in the history da*s
I Iflcatlon, which Is explicable by the
or war books. The failure to
accurate,jr the 6ffect of ti,e
war upon literary production was per
haps due to a tendency to place too
much emphasis on the war as an in-
to do the skirt dance. It i# as surely books to relax the mind, which, of
coming in Towa and the nation, in spite course, would be supplied by publish
of our individual choice, like or dislike, ers. Any conclusion drawn, however,
Already enough states have adopted it
to force It through the other states in
denies the right to women to vote time. No state will ..desire to be bc
whei) the question is submitted on hind its sister commonwealths ill the
the fifth of June it will deny them advantage of voting population.
Justice and it will deprive the state
Marshalltown Times-Repuiblican:
We forget many things and lijany
things that once seemed of vast im
portance to our lives old loves, old
fluence in daily life and to ignore I
other factors. Publishers in America]
had been complaining previous to the
war of general business conditions, and
these probably persisted for the pub-1
lishers through 1915. In England, it
has been said often, the people do not
take the war seriously. And even it
this is not true the dally horrors of
war may have caused a demand for
is qualified by the fact that 1914 was
not entirely a year of peace. Com
parison with the year 1913 might show
different results.
Missed Opportunity.
Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Local
papers in Omaha have been much
concerned this week over the suicide
Monday evening at the apartment of
a woman friend in an Omaha hotel
of the wife of an actor on the Or
pheum circuit, and the sensational
developments that followed, includ
ing primarily the failure of the actor
to terminate his engagement and to
show the semblance at least of re
spect for the woman who bore his
name. He went on the stage within
a few moments after he was inform
•ed of his wife's suicide, and "sang
and pranced" about the Btage, as one
of the papers put it, while his wife's
body lay at the morgue. His business
engagements, he announced later, pre
vented him from accompanying his
wife's remains to Chicago, whert the
funeral was held.
His was but one .apt in the vaude
ville bill that furnishes the amuse
ment to an almost always full house,
but since the tragedy there -has been,
it is stated by the Omaha papers, but
very little applause for him and his
partner, though formerly they were
greeted at all stages of their popu
lar act with a din of approbation.
People have continued to go to the
theater, In Increased numbers per
haps, to view with morbid curldsity
the man who cotild sing and dance
while his bride of three weeks was
scarcely cold In death.
It appears from a few miles dis
tance that the management of the.i
theater where this man was engaged
missed a rare opportunity when the
fellow failed to terminate the con
tract under which he appeared. Had
the management, observing the
neglect of the actor to show even the
outward forms of respect for his wife,
requested him to end bis work, or
even gone to the length of legally
cancelling it, there would have been
no stench of Indecency in the public
nostrils in connection with the af
fair. Instead, there would have been
a new and higher, respect for that
particular theater, which would doubt
less have meant more in the end—
much more—from the dollar and
cents standpoint than the extra fees
of the morbidly curious who have
gone this week to see this human—
or inhuman—iceberg.
Wedding Fans.
New York Times: There are some
people who attend weddings with
Just as much enthusiasm as a base
ball or tennis fan, whether they are
Invited or not, and seemingly enjoy
the excitement of the moment and
the attendant fuss and
There are said to be funeral fans,
too people who attend funerals
merely out of morbid curiosity. Of
course, the wedding fans are most
in evidence at the big town weddings,
which mark the alliance between two
prominent and wealthy families, or
the marriage of an American heiress
to a penniless duke.
They are mostly women, and they
attend regularly all of the smart
weddings. If they cannot edge their
way past the sexton who takes the
Invitation cards. they congregate
around the street awning, and are fre
quently of such number as to Inter
fere with the street pedestrians. The
wedding fan, in fact, has become a
highly objectionable feature at all of
the large churches in the social zone,
larffe increase of books I especially on Fifth avenue, and extra
bearing on business. A substantial' precautions are strenuously observed
in order to keep
them out of the
'.kvui Swearing Off.
New York World: Nebraska has
voted in favor of total abstinence
from Bryanism.
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.. i-.
Some Good Advice
We are constantly advisinig both
who are and those who are not^?
customers, to open savings account,
in our savings department. Mi!
have acted on this advice 3
BVs have opened savings accounJ
To show you that this j,
good advice,
we haVe
but to say n0
affords every facility fordo.
fog your banking basiaeas
that any bank oan.
r* jp/t/? c£yv a /yd
a tt~ nr C//r f*. ///V J
j/ :j
nas ever regretted]
doing it.
SA ViNty
OUR Depositors
Weekly Savings
Club, gives to
our Depositors a
amount of de
posit and at the
same time, en
ables them to
a a a
specified amount
at the end of the
You very natur
ally wonder how
this can be dona
S a
moments finding
out today.
State'Central Sayings
Corner of Sixth and Main Street!
[The Gate City does rot assume
responsibility for views expressed by
A Roosevelt Defe«t.
feathers.' doubt that if Roosevelt had
their victory would have been n»««»
by the colonel as an indication oi u»
trend of republican opinion in
favor. When the best that hs
from the Bay state is two delegwj
from one congressional district
facts must be accepted fransty
against him.
To the Editor of The Gate City! :M
Colonel Roosevelt may try PB«
the best face possible on his oefeet
in the Massachusetts direct president
tial primary, but the fact remains tow
it was a defeat, and a sharp ona
True, Colonel Roosevelt has reraMO
to permit his name to be printed on
the ballot or to take any porsowi
part in the primary campaign, o®
Bird, Gardner, Washburn
ing advertised themselves as Rooifr
velt candidates for delegates at lwn
to the Chicago convention and wones
The result was that they were
ly defeated by the uninstructed wr
Governor McCall. Mr. McCall,
polled the largest vote for the W«
I are," 68,843. beat ex-Governor BOT,
who led the Roosevelt four, by
than 16,000 votes. There can
In New Jersey, where a lees en
getic campaign was waged
favor, the colonel
mad.®. t0
Keokuk, April 28, 1916.
The largest
worse shewing, the opposite^ °1an he
being two to one. There also
secured only two delegates ro
congressional district. His
the Ohio and Iowa primaries
Perhaps the colonel might
made a better showing in Ma.»sa
setts had he curbed his tongue in
past few days. Certain
knack of doing most effective
paigning against a^
have fa""n to earth weignea

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