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and Constitution-Democrat.
pi the gate city company
18 North Sixth Street.
GATE CITY—Established 1864.
CONSTITUTION—Established 1847.
DEJHOORAT—Established 1M*
Consolidated March 26. 1888.
CHIEF—Established in 1892.
Consolidated September 22, 1891.
Consolidated April 3, 1916.
C. P. Skirvin ...General Manager
C. a Warwick Business Manager
Entered at the postofflce at Keokuk as second-class
Daily by mall, outside city, year .»3-®*
Doily. In Keokuk, per week
Dally, except Sunday.
Xeokuk, Iowa Wsy 26, 1916
I cannot recommend to your notice measures for the
fulfillment of our duties to the rest of the world without
again pressing upon you the necessity of placing our
selves in a condition of complete defence. There
Is a rank due to the United States among nations which
will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation
of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult we must be able
to repel it. If we desire 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.—George
We are not freed Freedom doth not consist
In musing with our faces toward the Past,
While petty cares and crawling interests twist
Their spider-threads about us, which at last
Grow strong as iron chains, to cramp and bind
In formal narrowness heart, soul and mind.
Freedom is recreated yearby year,
••I In hearts wide open on the God-ward side.
In souls calm-cadenced as the whirling sphere,
In minds that sway the future like a tide,
,No broadest creeds can hold her, and no codes
She chooses men for her august abodes.
Building them fair and fronting to the dawn,
Yet, when we seek her, we but find a few
'"Light footprints,'leading morn-ward through the dew
-Before the day had risen, she was gone.
But we must follow swiftly runs she on,
3 And, if our steps should slacken in despair,
Half turns her face, half smiles, through golden hair,
^Forever yielding, never wholly won
jThat is not love which pauses In the race
i. Two close-linked names on fleeting sand to trace
'Freedom gained yesterday is no more ours,
JMen gather but dry seeds of last year's flowers
Istlll there's a charm ungranted, still a grace,
)StUl rosy Hope, the free, the unattained,
'Makes us Possession's languid hand let fall
'Tis but a fragment of ourselves is gained—
^j-jThe future brings us more, but never all.
3??. —James Russell Lowell..
Trust in nothing but Providence and your
own efforts never separate the two.—Dick
"No nation will ever attack a unified and
prepared America," said Colonel Roosevelt in
his speech at Detroit. There are some facts
which seem obvious yet are not realized. The
pith of the whole policy of adequate armament
for the United States is in this sentence.
•Unlike other countries because of its size, its
well defined boundaries and its isolation and
domination in a hemisphere apart from other
world powers, this country is in a position to
gain virtually complete immunity for its conti
nental territory from all foreign peril if it will
arm adequately.
If nations like those of Europe arm to the
limit of their resources in the mere hope of suc
cessful defence it would seem reasonable for
the United States of America to buy immunity
from even the threat of attack by preparation
to a much smaller degree.
The New York Times, following the policy of
offering only "the news that is fit to print,"
has found that the result pays not only in in
creased circulation but in a shower of clean ad
vertising and additional public approval. In
comparison with other metropolitan newspa
pers it is as far ahead of them in every way,
including news value, as is a diamond placed
beside apiece of glass, the glass backed by foil
and offered as a first water jewel.
It is coming to pass in the evolution of jour
nalism into higher class conceptions of its
ethical responsibilities that the typical news
paper is not acting in the role of a buz
zard or a vulture, soaring about and seeking
for carion upon which to feed readers of the
news columns. No longer is it deemed neces
sary to fill a news story with pruriency—with
revolting details of crime and abnormality, dis
aster and destruction, to make it pass for
"live" matter. "What God permits to hap
pen I am not afraid or ashamed to print,"
said Charles A. Dana, when he was editor of
the New York Sun. This way of putting it is
unfair to Dietv, and misleading. A better way
to state it is "I am not afraid to keep out of
print what the devil makes happen." The con
scientious editor and publisher act upon this
principle. They keep the salacious, the re­
volting, disgusting matter out of their columns.
They dwell more upon the occurrences that are
usual and normal and wholesome and repre
sentative of the everyday life of a clean, sane,
law-abiding, decent people. They do not at
tempt to misrepresent the life of a community
by filling column after column with details of
crime and scandal, tragedy and misery. They
keep the balance—they preserve the equities—
they mirror life as it is, in the mass. They do
not single out a dozen criminals or dissolute
persons who have done something shockingly
outrageous and exploit them to the exclusion of
the clean representatives of the community. On
the other hand, they seek to win favor by fol
lowing the lines laid down by the New York
Times—of offering only that which is fit
to print.
Frank Y. Thompson, assistant superintend
ent of schools in Boston, recently suggested the
adoption by that 'city of an intermediate school
system. He would have the education of a
child comprise six years in elementary school,
three years in intermediate school, and threo
years in high school. The schedule is designed
to give the pupil more thorough training and
to make possible a more effective use of educa
tional funds.
According to Mr. Thompson, the cost of ele
mentary education in Boston is about $45 a
head, and of high school training about $85 a
head. It is believed that the introduction of
the intermediate school might materially -re
duce the per capita cost of the high school
courses. One way in which this end. would be
reached would be in the reduction of the largo
number of pupils who enter high school, only to
drop out in the first or second year. It has been
ascertained that sixteen is the age' at which
the greatest number of high school pupils pre
maturely discontinue their studies and that is
the age at which the average boy or girl would
finish at the intermediate school. The number
of high school pupils would then be smaller,
and most of them would probably complete
their courses.
Persons who favor the int6rmediate school
point out that the high school is largely a pre
paratory institution which systematically in
troduces the pupil to the classics, higher mathe
matics, etc., and that the first year or two is of
little benefit to the students who are compelled
to .drop their studies at an early agfe. Whereas,
the intermediate school could give its students
a thorough course in English, applied mathe
matics, history, physical geography and other
studies which might be highly useful to its
graduates. The system, as outlined, promises
valuable results in the way of economizing the
time of students and providing the amount of
education suited to individual needs and cir
It has been said, and not denied, that one of
the grounds on which the president will appeal
for support in the coming campaign is that his
administration has helped business. But the
record is nearly made up and, unfortunately for
him and for his party, it shows that he has ig
nored the advice of business men and made him
self responsible for much mischievous legisla
A case in point, and one that will embarrass
him many times between now and election day,
is the passage in the house of the administra
tion's shipping bill. Business interests were
not considered when Mr. Wilson gave his sup
port to this measure which retains the govern
ment ownership features which have been al
most universally condemned by public senti
There is still hope that the senate will defeat
the ship purchase scheme. Mr. Wilson would
have been saved from a serious mistake if
while considering the question of the creation
of a merchant marine he had listened to ex
perts in the shipping business.
The achievement of the American dviator
who recently drove his aeroplane 416 miles in
four hours breaks the record in this country.
When peace comes back to the world and
men's thoughts turn again to exploration,
there probably will be many machines able to
cross the broadest tracts upon the globe that
are still untraversed, not excepting the north
polar region and many flyers eager to make
the attempt. It is just conceivable that some
one of them may bring home photographic rec
ords of something of interest up that way that
neither Dr. Cook nor Lieutenant Peary hap
pened to see.
A farmer who in this enlightened age spends
real money for miracle wheat, warranted to
yield two hundred bushels to the acre, does not
need seed wheat. He needs a guardian.
It beats all how many good men and others
continue to be willing and even anxious to suf
fer the "personal inconvenience of being presi
A Tasty Summer
for the warm
days when the appetite
craves /'something differ
ent"—for luncheon, for pic
nics, or any kind of outdoor
excursion is Triscidtt the
Shredded Whole Wheat
Wafer. It is made of the
whole wheat steam-cooked,
shredded and baked. Toast
it In the oven to restore its
crispness and spread over it
butter, soft cheese or mar
malade. Its snappy, tasty
aroma is a delight to the
palate, supplying the great
est amount of nutriment in
smallest bulk. A deliciously
wholesome toast It is
ready-cooked, easily carried,
is strengthening and satis
fying. Made at Niagara
Falls, N. Y.
Sioux City Journal: In pledging
only one of his sons-in-law to go t'
the front in case of war with Ger
many, Colonel Roosevelt may have
bad In mind his failure in 1912 to in
duce ?Tick Longworth to stand at
Arma'geddon and battle for the Lord.
Muscatine Journal: The presiden
tial campaign of T. Coleman Du Pont,
powder manufacturer, has blown up
and left not a wrack behind.
Cedar Rapldg Gazette: If congress
should engage in a sensible seed dis
tribution, sending supplies only on
application and engaging in an effort
to introduce new and profitable var
ieties of vegetables, shrubs and flow
ers, the expenditure of any necessary
amount of money would be justified
In fact, Luther Burbank and men of
his calibre should be in the employ
ment of the government. Few peo
ple will object to congress spending
$200,000 a year for seeds, but objec
tion is made to the seeds for which
the money is spent and to the, hit
and-miBs manner of their distribu
Waterloo Times-Tribune: At the
same time the men who won't tell
their wives just where they stand
are—are—well, they're pussy-foots.
So there!
Marshalltovrn Times- Republican:
Mrs. Catt goes out of Iowa convinced
that woman suffrage will carry by a
large majority. However, the ladles
should not go visiting with the bread
in the oven or take any thing for
granted. The baking will not be
over until 7 p. m. June 5.
Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Wilson
hints at a peace move in Europe. He
is somewhat more concerned now,
however, with the peace moves which
are planned to take place in Chica
go during the second week of June.
Ottumwa Courier: A committee of
the whole congress is a peculiar or
ganization. It gives the congressmen
a chance to do something to please
somebody and then later entirely un
do it. For example, Monday the
house in committee of the whole
adopted a resolution giving the bal
lot to the women of Porto Rico. Suf
ts were elated: antis were
dumb with amazement. Tuesday con
gress convened in regular manner
and overturned its vote of the day be
fore. Porto Rico women yrill not ge'~
the ballot at the hands of the present
Events and Newspaper Space.
Burlington Hawk-Eye:
Danville, la., May 22, 1916.
Editor Hawk-Eye: We are greatly
disappointed that the last days of the
Forsythe meetings were not given a
more lengthy report in The Hawk
Eye. We agriculturists were so busy
we could not attend the meetings as
often as we wished.
Very sincerely,
Coincident with the above coincs a
letter from F. Emory Lyon, superin
tendent of the Central Howard asso
ciation, Chicago, saying. "Several
weeks ago I sent you a brief article
in regard to the bills before congress,
with reference to the sale of prison
made goods," etc. Mr. L-yon evident-'
lv is regretful that his contribution,
(which is really meritorious), has
If Too Fat Get
More Fresh Air
Be Moderate In Your Diet and Reduce
Your Weight. Take Oil of
Lack of fresh air it is said weakens
the oxygen carrying power of the
blood, the liver becomes sluggish, fat
accumulates and the action of many
of the vital organs are hindered there
by. The heart action becomes weak,
work is an effort and the beauty of the
figure is destroyed.
Ffct put on by Indoor life is un
healthy and if nature is not assisted
in throwing it off a serious case of
obesity may result.
When you feei that you are getting
too stout, take the matter in hand at
once. Don't wait until your figure
bap become a joke and your health
ruined through carrying around a bur
den of unsightly and unhealthy fat.
Spend as much time as you. pos
sibly can in the open air breathe
deeply, and get from Wilkinson & Co.,
or any druggist a box of oil of korein
capsules take one after each meal
and one before retiring at night.
Weigh yourself every few days and
keep tip the treatment until you are
down to normal. Oil of korein is ab
solutely harmless. Is pleasant to take,
helps the digestion and even a few
days treatment has been reported to
lahow a noticeable reduction in weteM.
been so long delayed in publication.
Piled upon the editor's desk is a
mass of other' communications and
articles worthy of publication but
which have been crowded out because
of lack of space. It is Quite natural
that each contributor wonders why
his or her article, or something in
which he or she is especially inter
ested, does not appear. Under such
circumstances what is the unhappy
editor to do? Surely, he is entitled
to the prayers of the entire congrega
tion—including the Burlington Minis
terial association, which recently re
buked The Hawk-Eye for reducing
the space daily allotted to the report
of the evangelistic campaign.
Presumably The Burlington rlawk
Eye was the largest contributor to
the expense of the tabernacle, if the
goods it has for sale are to be count
ed the same as the marketable com
modities of other merchants or manu
facturers. The only two articles The
Hawk-Eye has on sale are, (1) sub
scriptions: (2) advertising space.
Without counting tUo preliminary
notices and articles, but just the daily
report of the evangelistic meetings,
The Hawk-Eye contributed 15.650
lines,ot space to the report which
at regular card rates would amount
to $2,334 or. at a discount rate for
voluminous quantity, $1,945.
Two Dreams That Came True.
How seldom do any of our day
dreams come true and, in fact, bow
few of them, evqn our most coherent
and sensible ones, come to anything
at all! Yet the story is told of two
apparently unimportant persons who
had the wit to dream intelligently,
and the courage, or perhaps the good
fortune, to make those dreams bear
fruit. Because they did so, they be
came famous. We may have admired
each 6f them as great in his own
line but the genesis of that great
ness Is in the story of ambition's first
daring flight with fancy, years ago.
It is told briefly by the Kansas City
In the mountains of Colorado some
thirty years ago a freight-train waited
oi^ a siding for another train to come
and pass, and, as it waited, the loco
motive engineer leaned out of his cab
window gazing at the far-off mountain
tops arrd dreaming. The fireman sat
upon the tender, gazing into tho
purple haze, and he, too, was dream
"What you dreaming about, John?"
asked the fireman.
"I'm dreaming that I'm going to
have a million dollars some, day. And
what's your dream, Cy?"
"That I'll write a real book some
day and have it printed," answered
the fireman.
Cy Warman, the fireman of the loco
motive, became a poet and author, a
writer of many books, and a singer
of songs that touched the hearts of a
whole continent. He died two years
John A. Hill, the engineer, made his
million as founder and publisher of
the trade-papers: Power, The Ameri
can Machinist, Locomotive Engineer,
Engineering and M'ning Journal, En
gineering News, and The Coal Afe.
He put up a great building in New
York £nd was one of America's cajn
tains of industry. He died in Janu
The dreams of both came true.
Each saw the fulfilment of bis wish.
Each served in his own way the needs
of his age.
A Disturbing Issue.
Iowa City Republican: Some of
the radical supporters of some of the
candidates for the republican nomina
tion for governor, are forcing an is
sue which may bedome a disturbing
one at the fall election. It is insisted
that nobody but an original state wide
prohibition advocate can be trusted to
be governor of Iowa, and it is threat
ened that if anybody is nominated
trho has ever shown a disposition to
doubt the advisability of repealing
the mulct law, he should be defeated.
Several things are overlooked in
such discussion. The mulct law was
enacted entirely by republican votes
to save the state from the bad effects
of a prohibitory ,law which was un
enforced. The law -was intended t»
put a restraint upon the traffic and
to assist in the enforcement of the
law in such parts of the state as had
no open saloons. Considering that
the mulct law was enacted by repub
licans, what right has anybody to
criticise republicans Who believed in
the efficacy of the law and who op
posed Its repeal
Another point is overlooked. There
is no direct or even remote relation
between personal temperance and
positions on the liqufor question. Take
the legislators, the men who vote for
prohibition are as apt to drink as
those Who oppose it. The prohibition
ist is just as apt to play the game of
politics as the man who is opposed.
A man may doubt the benefits to be
derived from prohibition and' be a
radical on the matter of law'enforce
ment, or he may be a radical prohi
bitionist and be ready to play fast
and tose on enforcement.
The Republican is emphatically in
favor of law enforcement. It would
like to see all the laws enforced, but
whenever anybody w&nts the Sunday
laws enforced, the radical prohibition
ists are the first to accuse on the
grounds that the demand is made ftr
the purpose of bringing the liquor
laws into disrepute.
We refer to this to show the insin
cerity of the law enforcement advo
cates. Are they in favor of enforcing
the Sunday laws? Are they in favor
of enforcing the game laws? Are
they in favor of enforcing the cigaret
tews? To ask the questions is enough
to show the hypocrisy of tfiose who
are bringing into the campaign the
law enforcement issues.
The Fallen Preacher.
Yankton Herald: The Deadwood
Telegram indites a lengthy editorial
on what happens in a local communi
ty, in heaven, in hell, in the sinning
one's home, and in a few other places
when a preacher falls. A preacher
has just fallen in the Telegram's com
munity, and that journal speaks ad
visedly. The downfall of a preacher
is a grievous matter, and no mistake,
but no man can be excused his own
sins and general cussednesg because
a minister of the faith occasionally
goes e*tray. While a minister owes
it to his high calling &> keep himself
even above suspicion of evil, it must
ba remembered that he is merely a
Rain, rain, deluges of it! Farmers
are getting so blue they are almost
black. Many tell us that most of the
corn which was planted two weeks
ago has rotted in the ground. As the
weeds will be making start, it will
be necessary to re-plow the land be
fore replanting. Th3 means a lot of
extra work for already worn horses.
Traveling men in off the road, tell
Us the conditions for perhaps 150
miles around us are not greatly dif
ferent from what they are here so
far as the present season is concern
ed. At Jerseyvllle, 111., about east of
St. Louis, it is a little drier, but still
too wet. At Salem, Iowa, the season
is worse, if any different from what
we have, but up as ,far as Des Moines
and Winterset, they. have wanted
more rain. Trips through northeast
Missouri as far south as the old Q, O.
& K. C. railroad, show little for the
grain and hay buyer to get in that
section, as they have' grown little if
any surplus for the last three seasons.
Miss Nora Robinson has been quite
sick at her home for several days,
but is now reported as very much
Fred P. Barnett of Kansas City,
is visiting for a few days, friends in
Carthage and Hamilton. His wife
who died a year or-, so ago, was a
daughter of the late1 Professor Wm.
Griffin and wife of Carthage, and a
sister of Mrs. A. L. McArthur, Ham
ilton. For a number of years Fred
was the official reporter for the old
circuit court at Kepkuk, but resigned
in 1883 and engaged In similar wortt
in the city on the Kaw. It is per
haps, needless to .gay he made good
out there. He is of the kind to
make good wherever lie is.
Ralph Fowler and family, who re
moved from here to Jackson, Mich.,
a year or so ago, .-have returned to
Montebello township and taken charge
of the farm of Mrs. Theo. Hawkes,
two miles north of town. We are
glad to have them back with us.
hlman, with all the vulnerable points
of his fellows, who, because of the na
ture of his duties, is often subjected
to greater temptations than other
Expensive Repair.
Youth's Companion: In order to
stimulate his trade, the village black
smith hung out a sign that read,
"Whatever It is, I Can Repair it." On
the morning of April Fool's tlay, the
town wag elbowed his way through
the usual crowd that, was collected
around the door, and. handed the
blacksmith the parts of a broken
lamp chimney.
"I'd like you to put this together
for me as soon as you can, John," he
said, winking toward the crowd.
The smith took the ragged bits oft
glass, examined them carefully while
the idlers looked on with consider-1
able amusement. Then he went in
to the rear of the shop. Stepping
across the alley to the grocery store,
which was out of eight of the crowd,
he bought a ten cent lamp chimney
exactly like the broken one. How
everyone laughed when he Btepped
FRIDAY, MAY 26, 191G
Absolutoty Ruro
No Alum—No Phosphate
Hiniltotf tiate City
Hamilton, 111., May 26
A. G. Tell of Peoria and T, EL Barr,
Quincy, are in town on business.
Registered Thursday at Hotel Gran«
ite: R. A. Esklimd, Chicago Mel R.
Crenshaw and EM Ouandt, Peoria T.
F. A'Rourke and F. C. Gamier, Chi
John C. Kratz of Meredosia, was in
town Thursday.
A party of twelve Keokuk ladies
came over and had dinner at Hotel
Miss Marie Miller of Warsaw Is
with the family of her aunt, Mrs. L.
W. Berdolt, for the summer vacation.
Mrs. Orvilie Alexander of Fort
Madison, visits this week with her
husband's mother, Mrs. Sarah Alex
ander, at her home on West Broad
Mrs. A. L. McArthur has been quite
ill for several days, being confined to
the house with a had case of la
I wish I might get the attention of
some of you Hamilton people. No
doubt if I should get busy and lam
bast some of you, tell, you, perhaps,
just what some people may think of
you, vou would be lively to sit up and
listen. But don't be uneasy. I am
not itching for any libel suits. But
I am wanting to ride another of my
hofobies—the community club. We
have one of the best places in the
world for holding our meetings and
why not. be getting together, say
every two weeks or so? I am sure
there are those in the community who
could and would be glad to advance
Information on many points which
would be of advantage to us all. One
of the things to render us cold and
suspicious of each other is our lack
of knowing each other better. I have
met several people in Hamilton late
ly with whom I should like very much
to meet frequently for exchahge of
ideas. How does this strike you,
Bro. Ewing of the Press? If all right,
come across, with some suggestions.
out of his little room a morpent later
and put the whole chimney into the
astonished wag's handB with the
dry remark:
"111 have to charge half a dollar for
that job."
Would Scarcely Know It.
Galesburg Republican-Register: One
would scarcely knOw that there is to
be a democratic national convention.
Still it may not be a tame affair,
especially if Mr. Bryan succeeds in
getting some of his friends to intro
duce that dry plank for the platform.
It can be imagined that that would
cause something of an explosion.
There would surely be some shout'ns
ii the gallery. There is not much
danger that it would get out of the
Louis Bader, a Chicago butcher,
profits by his newspaper reading.
Noting how holdups chuck storekeep
ers into Ice boxes, he changed his ice
box lock so that it could be opened
from the inside. When his turn came
the holdup got $50 and Bader got out
of the Icebox without assistance.
Cut (be sliees fairly thin and pop them into the pta.
Let them fry to the brown you like. Onto the table
with that Dre«kf«*t of Supreme Bacon—and let your
family "*njoy the rich flavor of bacon at its very best.
It's fine and choek full of real quality like all
For reel- goodness, tenderness and unbeatable flavor
just try a Supreme Ham or a Supreme Boiled Ham.
Order a dozen oi Supra me Egga—always depend
able, always fresh. Cook with Supreme Lard. Use
Supreme Batter and Supreme Canned Meats.
mlumy* »ofm to may Sttpr*m»"
Morris & Compaity

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