DAILY GATE OITXj
THE GATE CITY COMPANY
18 North Sixth Street.
OA.TB CHTY—Established 18&4.
sR CONSTITUTION—Established 1MT.
Consolidated Marcli M» 1M8.
—Established In 18M.
Consolidated September 22, 1893.
flATB CITY and
at the postoffico at
Keokuk, Iowa Ju'y
TODAY'S BIT OF VERSE
Down In the glen the linnets sang.
As the rain clouds lazily drifted by,
And the rabbits from their burrows ran
As a patch, of blue showed in the sky.
I strolled along the lone boreen,
Where weasels played and hares made bold,
And sprang from 'neath the evergreen
And thorny furze all .tinged with gold.
And as I went my lonely way
A thrush flew by and perched among ..
The trailing woodbine's blossomed spray,
And filled the air with Joyous song.
And then a lark shot from, his nest.
And high above the trees he flew,
And warbled loud with wild zest
As wider grew the patch of blue.
And when the rain clouds all had passed,
And moved toward the restless sea,
I saw the butterflies gathering fast,
A good heart is like the sun, for it shines
bright and never changes, but keeps its
Much influence is either destroyed or crip
pled by constant complaint of prevailing condi
tions, circumstances or persons. The world has
little patience with the chronic grumbler. The
person whose protests are effective is the ojae
who withhold complaint until something ap
pears that is really worth complaining of. Set
ting up a man of straw for the doubtful good
of knocking him down is a form of unnecessary
labor not advisable during the heated term.
But, then, the heat, from the effects of which
both the wise and the otherwise suffer just
now, may be responsible for the tendency of
some beings to "see things."
DISPOSING OF HAY.
The appointment of James Hay, chairman of
the house military affairs committee, to the
court of claims is interpreted in two ^distinctly
opposite ways by those who have been follow
ing army legislation in the present congress.
The appointment to a life position in the
court of claims at a salary of $6,000 a year is
said by some to be in the nature of a reward for
Chairman Hay for the manner in which he has
come to the aid of the administration in way
laying genuine preparedness. The other and
perhaps the more general opinion is that the ad
ministration has succeeded in disposing of Mr.
Hay at a very small premiuum, the chairman
having stood in the way of many things the ad
manistration has tried to do since subscribing
to the view that preparedness is a necessity.
A despatch from Pll Paso brings the news
that 1,500,000 rounds of ammunition, ostensibly
intended for dealers in El Paso, have been
smuggled across the border and delivered to
Villa or his representatives by representatives
of the Villista crowd living on this side of the
border. The ammunition was taken in wagons,
it is said, to the Villista headquarters on the
Bio Florida, southwest of Chihuahua city.
Ammunition, manufacturers or dealers in the
United States who have connived at such de
livery of munitions to this murderous band are
guilty, blood guilty, of most shameful and un
pardonable treason to the country in which they
find shelter, and they deserve punishment to
the full extent of the statute covering their
crime. Here are traitors of the most contempti
sort morcy to such as they were a crime
againgt our own flesh and blood who are now
to the bullets which these traders sold
^forei^n enemy of our own country.
federal secret service never had a more
Consolidated April 8. 1914.
C. F. Sklrvin ..
C. E. Warwick
Keokuk as second-dmae
Daily, by man, outside city, year
Dally, in Keokuk, per week
Dally, except Sunday.
He who lets the world or his own portion of It choose
his plan of life for him has no need of any other 'acuity
than the ape-like one of Imitation. He who chooses hie
4plan for himself uses all his faculties. He must uee ob
servation to see, reasoning and Judgment to foresee, ae
tlvlty to gather materials for decision, discrimination to
decide, and when he has decided, firmness and self-control
to hold to his deliberate judgment.—John Stuart Mill.
And heard the buzzing of a bee.
urgent work than to find out these men and
bring them to justice for their tradte in Amen
can lives. The secret service has along arm it
should be stretched to the utmost and not re
laxed until the men guilty of this sordid treason
are grasped and held firmly. •.
KEEP POLITICS OUT OF THE ARMY.
A despatch from Washington says: .. -a ,e a
Secretary Baker received the report of General
Wood containing the findings of the medical ex-..
amtnar, who found the militia officers unfit..,
Secretary Baker referred these findings to 'Acting
Surgeon General Birmingham, with instructions
that he report. Baker then will announce his de-k
The peril of the militia system as an army
reserve has been emphasized in more than one
detail since the present mobilization has been
ordered. But in no case has'the evil been more
glaring than in the dragging of politics into the
question of the retirement of officers not quali
fied for field duty. Nothing could be more dis
astrous to military discipline and organization.
When the two officers of the New York regi
ment were shelved for physical disability it was
said that the cry of politics would be raised,
and it was raised. No sensible person could see
how or why politics could1 or should have led to
the action of the regular army authorities but
the cry raised by the 'officers' friends—not, it
mu&t be said, by themselves—was so easy a
way of salving their wounded! pride that it
came automatically with the primary outburst
This was bad enough. It was an unmerited
insult -to the army officers, especially the
medical corps. But the harm was only senti
mental. Now comes the real danger. Politics
is actually being drawn into the effair, to the
hurt of every national guard organization in
the country. The politicians are busy trying to
save the men who have been pronounced un
available. The politicians care nothing for
these men and still less for the welfare* of the
army. They care only for their own prospects
and their game is vote getting. They are
scrambling for popular favor by taking tip what
they think may be a **popular" grievance
Those who are interfering are of the type who
would see the whole army in Hongkong, so
long as they kept their own majorities intact.
They are now working in contempt and defiance
of all true military interests in an unadul
terated spirit of demagoguery.
There is some reason to think that army
standards are a trifle high at the present time.
It is hardly likely that any one of the countries
now at war in Europe would plan to eliminate
efficient officers for trivial physical defects or
that they would reject recruits on account of
corns or decayed teeth. Such straining at per
fection is rather medical than military it would
be swept aside quickly in days of real need.
The way to remedy whatever be wrong is not
through wire pulling in individual instances.
It is by broad reconsideration of the questions
involved on military and scientific grounds. Ke
form must be effected by well digested legisla
tion or else new light brought in on the minds
of the responsible men, the ranking officers of
the army, through the supreme education of
practical experience. Meanwhile, let us keep
politics out of all army issues.
MOVIES AND POLITICS.
The motion picture is going to figure more
prominently in national politics than ever be
fore. Shrewd campaign managers realize that
the newspapers and the motion pictures reach
The fight of New York congressional leaders to
obtain the reinstatement of Colonel Conly and
Lieutenant Colonel Phelan of the Sixty-ninth New v'
York infantry, mustered out by Major General',
Leonard Wood for physical disability, will be set
tlod by Secretary of War Baker.
Members of the New York congressional delega
tion, uruging reinstatement, charge "army politics"
with responsibility for the rejection. Army offi- ",
cers, on the other hand, charge politics to the con
gressmen, holding there is no Justice in reinstat
ing militia officers falling below standards, when
regular army officers are summarily retired
to private life for physical disability and have no
chance for appeal. '.
and make stronger appeal, along
secular lines, than any other institutions and
agencies in the land. Both the leading presi:
dential candidates and prominent leaders of
the great parties will be featured in films that
will be shown before millions of eyes in pho
toplay thea!ters all over the land. The motion
picture as a political promotion agency is
pretty sure to take on new dignity from the ex
periences of this year.
This emphasizes the tremendous influence
the photoplay is capable of yielding. In edu
cational matters and in general enlightenment at "th^ewper ^windlrmXhome!1^
through the picturing of current events the'
photoplay is serving an excellent pnrpose. It
is giving cultural influence without being pon
derous or dull. It is bringing information, in
spiration and entertainment to millions who
.. ,, jEmma Blondet and Herman Klug
otherwise would be Without these boons. The
value of the motion picture screen as a means ^^tlunS
of disseminating useful knowledge and promot
ing worthy causes is recognized more fully than
The present extreme thaw shonld be satisfy
ing to those persons who bemoaned the cool
ness of the weather dnrinsr the month of June.
IOWA PRESS COMMENT.
The farther we set into it the more
certain we are that the national guard
Is more efficient than the federal mil
itarists who send out e]ulpment at
which a Zulu would turn up his nose.
Dubuque Times-Journal: One Des
Moines man evidently did not raise
:his boy to be a soldier. (He has ap
plied to the court for permission to
remarry before the specified time
after being divorced, giving as his
reason the fact that his eon had en
listed in the army and he needed
some one to take the boy'a place as
Waterloo Courier: Thousands of
Jobs in this country are seeking
men, the economists tell -iis. And
there are thousands of weary willies,
ne'er-do-wella and rich men's sons
who have thus far succeeded In elud
LA Porte City. Progresa-HevieW:
Iowa is running the biggest factory
in the world this week—nature's fac
tory for the manufacture of corn.
Iowa soil and July weather, combin
ing with the expert workmen, the
Iowa farmers, are getting ready a
wonderful product. The factory is
now running full time.
'Mason City Globe-Oazette: Others
besides Mr.* (Fairbanks of Indiana,
are discovering the innate charm of a
tall, cool glaBs of buttermilk.
Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Those
nondescript shoes furnished the loiwa
troops at Des 'Moines are a disgrace
to the government as well as a con
clusive evidence of our unprepared
ness. We have no business calling
boys into service until we are pre
pared to equip them properly and
Sioux City 'Journal: Republican
newspapers opposed to Harding have
made their report and the number
can -be scored on the fingers of one
hand. Outside of Des Moines, Coun
cil Bluffs and 'Marshalltown, the
primary practically settled it.
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Carranza's
note is well enough in its way but it
does not explain' why he absented
himself from the class when Uncle
Sam was expounding the lesson on
Davenport Times: There is no ex
cuse for exaggeration in discussing
the heat. Stick to the cold facts.
Grandtta Pafsly, who has been sick
for several weeks, is still very poorly
and is not improving as fast as her
many friends are wishing for her to.
This community Is In need of a
The ice cream social which was
•en' by the Campfire girls Satur
ly evening, was well attended.
•Mrs. Nellie Lowenlburg, who has
been visiting at Pulaski, for the last
two weeks, returned home Saturday.
Mrs. Anna Haffner of Rockyford,
Colo., is visiting at the L. £. Haff
ner home for several days.
Mi*, and Mrs. Carl Fikert and chil-'
dren took supper with 'Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Flkert Saturday..
Mrs. Pet, Fikert called on Mrs.
Don Kefiar' Monday afternoon.
The G. E. church will hold their
picnic Saturday at the fair grounds.
Rev. A. W. Truechte and wife of
Quincy, 111., and B. C. Wahrer and
wife motored to Fort Madison Mon
day evening to visit Don Refiar,
who is at present at the Sacred
Heart hoepital, recovering from an
operation. The former and wife
continued their Journey to Newall,
Iowa, for a two week's visit with the.
ftev.'s mother, brothere and sisters.
L, E. Haffner and wife and Mrs.
Don Refiar, Mrs. Anna Haffner of
Roofcyford, Colo., and little Clara Ball
motored to Fort Madison Sunday aft
Rev. W. M. Krles left Friday for
Hoyleton, 111., to be present at the
dedication of the orphans' home,
which took place Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Storms, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Storms, Mike Rudder
and son Lowel visited with Mr. and
Mrs. John Caldwell.
I. S. Ackley and family of Keokuk
passed through town Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Beaty of Argyle
were calling on Mr. and Mrs. John
Caldwell this week.
Roy West and family of Marceline,
Mo., are visiting at the Bert West
Gloyd Vermillion of Burlington is
visiting at the John Hopp home.
Dewey Kerns went to Keokuk Mon
Miss Cora Trump spent Sunday in
idiss Emma Blondet of Warsaw,
111., is visiting Miss Anna Klug.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Swinderman
spent Sunday at the C. D. Newberry
The ball game played between
Charleston and Keokuk Sunday ended
with a score of S to 18 In favor of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Swinderman and
Hentzei of New Boston was
shopping in Donnellsop Saturday.
Mrs. Iva Hamilton and son Russel
are visiting at the M. T. Kern's home.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Holmes and
daughter Ruby, Misses Anna and
Lena Westermeyer, Anna Klug,
spent Sunday with Misa Rose Klug.
at the Reuben Andrew home.
Miss Anna Klug gave a surprise
birthday party on Hose King, Friday'
evening. Those present were Art and
Joe Desnay, Toney Westermeyer,
Leo Pfllgerstoffer, Misses Anna West
ermeyer, Birdie Pfllgerstoffer, Emma'
Blondet, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Holmes
and baby, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis West- I
erntcTpr. Mr*. KniM Holmes and son
%•Plan to be with
Jesse. The evening wad spent In
music and social chat. Ice cream and
cake were served. All departed at a
late hour, having had a- good time.
Mr. and Mrs. August Pfllgerstoffer
were Donneltaon callers Friday.
Mrs. Elizabeth 'Noonan and daugh
ter Emma who have been visiting at
Woodlawn, 111., returned home Wed
Mr. James Pickering Lewis and
Sparkle were Donnellson callers
Misses Ro*e Klug and Emma Blon
det were Donnellson callers Friday.
The social given at the Baptist
church Wednesday evening was well
Dave Latta, a former resident of
this place, now of Oklahoma, Is visit
ing relatives and friends here.
George Haase and sister Bertha
were Donnellson callers Saturday.
Dr. A. J. Davis and Roy Bassett
autoed to Keokuk Saturday.
Hubert Hopp and wife of Keokuk
spent Sunday with relative*-here.
Miss Esther Bassett of Keokuk
spent Sunday at home.
Fred Roth and family were Frank
lin visitors Sunday.
Herman Klug, Sr., and family
autoed to Keokuk Sunday.
A. G. Moore and wife of Kahoka,
Mo., spent several days at the James
Meropolitan Grand! Quartet. (Male).
Apollo Concert Company..
The Maryland Singers. ^..
Hruby Bohemian Orchestra.
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Mrs. Mary Hens of Donnellson,
spent Saturday with Mrs. N. L.
(Miss Golda Doherty of Argyle at
tended the show here Saturday
Mrs. O. B. Wolfe entertained Misses
Rachael and Biana CMeson at dinner
Willing Workers met at the church
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Bailey was a Keokuk call
er last week.
H. O. Chronicle and Metz of
Dumas, spent Sunday with A. B. Metz
Mrs. A. Peterson of Keokuk spent
Sunday with home forks.
John Freeihan and family motored
to Keokuk Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mra. H. C. Chronicle, John
Freeman and family and Mrs. J.
Teel of Hinsdale, attended the picnic
at Rand park Sunday evening.
Madge and Vera Chronicle, Maymie
Burnett, Robert Cruz©, Burrel Mctz
and Vay CSamp attended the »6clal
at Revere, Mo., Saturday evening.
AiNew Yorfc broker, who was givep
a. llvn hunch on the conhnt of the
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Don't Let Soap
Spoil Year Hair
I When you wash yotrr hair, be careful
what yon use. Most soaps and prepared
shampoos contain too much alkali, which
is very injurious, as it dries the scalp
and makes the hair brittle.
The best thing to use is just plain mul"
sified cocpanut oil, for this is pure and
entirely greaseless. It's very cheap, and
beats the most expensive soaps or any
thing else all to pieces. You can get
this at any drugstore, and a few ounces
I will last the whole family for months.
I Simply moisten the hair with water
and nib it in, about a teaspoonful is all
that is required. It makes an abundancs
of rich, creamy lather, cleanses thor
oughly, and rinses out easily. The hair
I dries quickly and evenly, and is soft,
fresh looking, bright, fluffy, wavy and
easy to handle. Besides, it loosens and
takes out every particle of dust, dirt and
submarine merchantman, plucked
Wall atreet bettors for $20,000. Wal
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