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OATS) CiTY—Established ISM.
6 Warwlclc
IS North Sixth Street.
Etaterad the poitofln aft Kaohufc
DaHy. by aiS, outside city, JMT
Sally. taSaoknki per week
Dally, except Sunday.
October days. How tardily they.come
Unheralded by wonder of the dawn.
To blend into the shadows of the eve
And Cade into the "darkness of the night.
October days. How gentle and how fine,
How beautiful, how colorful, how bright
In dress of red and brown and green and gold,
bathed in tender shadows and soft light.
October days. How pensive Is their air,
How fugitive of mood. A lack of sound
Broods death-like over all the stubble fields,
A hush, the prelude of the winter song.
October days. The chorus has been stopped
And still the solo rings up to the skies,
Until the air in spirit is dissolved,
ale on the earth a healing silence falls.
'"days. The harvesting is done.
The running of the yeUow sap has ceased,
All cares and troubles now are at an end,
The universal mother sleeps and dreams.
October days. All life is at a poise.
The tide of months at last has reached its flood.
The leaf must fall, the seed go to its tomb
To rest until the resurrection morn.
October days. From forest, wood and stream
A fragrant incense floats upon the breeze,
The ewfihee of a ripe, perfected life,
The bounty of a nature opalent.
The spring is birth, and summer is the growth,
October days, though, are maturity—
The Intermezzo in the endless song.
The melody of birth and life and death.
—C. E. H.
i? It is a pity that there is no trade union of
housewives, to make articulate their posi
tion, work and requirements.—Mary Fels.
J" It is stated in our great national
every dweller in the land does pursue happi-j
K*ofcuk. lowa October 11, t918 ^om
Granted even that women's place is in the home, the
waves of war do not draw back at her doorstep. Bombs
and shells do not avoid the home because it is the wom
an's place. Today even for the rabbidest antl-suf
1st, the home is not the wemarj's exclusive place—she
Is indispensable In the firing zone, In the khaki factories. In
the hospitals and England, which so bitterly opposed her
entrance into the medical schools, is now thanking God
that so many female doctors are available and is crying for
more—hraei zangwiii.
Consolidated March tt, lttt
roiM—Established In 1S92.
», W*.
Consolidated April t, 191®.
to the arts in their functions of amuse-
r. skfa-rin ^General stated date set apart during the history of the
{5Tjere js
tion of principles that the~irarsuit of happiness music, dance a little, go to a good play now and
is one of the inalienable rights of man. Xo one then, take vacations in the country, and not be
—not even the philosophers who would qualify going to and fro with a dollar before our eyes
the limits of this declaration by ethics—denies!in a world which has a million things more
the basic truth of this declaration nor can beautiful than dollars. Thrift is a good busi
anvone doubt that so far as he is able each and ,ness, but a barren religion.
is continual discussion of the fail- ,nj
ments to prove one theory or another of success
or mistaken effort.
But ethics and art standards and all other
theory which concerns itself with winning hap
piness would be helped by taking note of a
matter of simple common sense—so simple
-.•that it is often overlooked. Pursuing happiness
much dependent on the pursuer as on the por--9®6^^ .lmm *.
any man may be made happy by a great variety
of things which he can pursue successfully and
is fitted to enjoy them.
One of the most reasonable
ways of making a successful pursuit
ness probable is to prepare to enjoy the things'
overtake it and of the reason for this!"0" mst.tnte of hygiene and prevenlivened^)
nrp lo ovenaKe it anu oi uie reasuu iw IUJO ..
I in as be it a a in a a in
failure. And standards of criticism are often 1
"is entirely reasonable, but happiness is not a ®n. the spreading pe
"concrete thing which can bo caught It is an therap.dd.rn.nnt.on ofthe JU which
effect from a cause and the effect is just a*!the,
sued. No man can he made happv bv anrthm(r!i**kinK mmurnielegal procedure onr war
unless he is fitted to enjoy it and, conversely
economy in securing the promise of a happy
life. An educational scheme which does not
take due account of this in its motive of secur
ing practical efficiency will be found to be ex
pensive in the results of that efficiency. We
'are,hearing a lot about the rights of men who
work to reasonable leisure. We are doing all
too little to fit our children to make leisure
yield happiness.
Nobody can be called hidebound for regis
tering a strong and impatient protest against
the cheap and objectionable movement of cer
tain organizations in the east for the appoint
ment of November twenty-third as Thanksgiv
ing day instead of November thirtieth, which,
being the last Thursday in November, is the
republic as a day of national thanksgiving to
the Deify for benefits enjoyed.
The reason cooly assigned for seeking a
change is that the Christmas trade will there
iby be increased. The people will not begin
their Christmas shopping until after Thanks
giving, say these eager merchants, and if we
Thanksgiving day a week earlier we shall
get at their purses jusi so much sooner. Sel-
a more
undignified proposal been made
so bluntly. Are we so completely commercial
ized as that? Are we ready to shove a great
national holiday around the calendar at the
nod and beck of a few special interests?
This is not the habit of the American peo
ple. And the Thanksgiving holiday is the
feast of all the people of the
"1' should not be changed. The people may be al­
lowed, we think, to do their shopping when
they please. The only decent plea, that of re
lieving congestion in the shops at Christmas
time can be answered in a more becoming way.
"So live," says a vigorous writer, "thai yon
can look any blamed Tnnn in the eye and tell
jhim to go," etc., etc.
One of the ways of being able to do tnis is
I to avoid doing things that would sound badly
iif they were truthfully published in the news
papers. Another way is to save money.
Thrift stands on a lower plane than integrity,
jbut it may accompany integrity and has been
known to associate with many of the most
admired virtues. Many families have no call
to be thrifty, in the sense of easing money out
of their daily expenditures, but others could
save without denying themselves the necessi
ties of life, and many of them would respect
themselves more if they did save. The great
American middle cla§s, and it is necessary to
recognize a
class''.. _inthis connection, has
room for more of the Spartan virtues than, it
ordinarily practices.
But the promoters of the coming nation
wide thrift campaign are likely to shock some
old-fashioned people by their innovation of a
"Thrift Sunday" in the churches. America
makes enough of her religion of money with
out having it officially recognized by the
churches. Thrift and efficiency are not spirit
ual virtues. They do not mdke us love pur fel
lows any more. Develop these qualities to the
Himit and without some other change in human
»nature the world would not be a whit happier.
declara- Let us be thrifty, but let us hear a little more
In Baltimore the new Rockefeller Founda-
Hopkins university. The work of pre-»spent
™7 ?L
can even get without much active pursuit, if he ^1''
I Enthusiasts who propose the elimination of
prac leal
ness of the English sparrow.
whkh are most easily to be had, but it is a
means which is badly neglected. Some of the One good reason why most of us call it in
finest sources of genuine enjoyment can be had fantile paralysis is the difficulty of learning to
cheaply so far as their money demands are con- j*spell and pronounce the other name.
cemed. An education that makes them
sources of happiness to individuals is great Pity the disappointments of New London,
Iventive medicine already done in this country lames Barnes and brother Arlle
is one of the things of which we may justly be
proud. This new institution will afford op- list.
portunity for investigation and .training sec
ond to none in the world. Here is a profession
devoting itself to elimination of its principal
on. Our doctors are
war preventable^by
sparrow by a one week's campaign
appi- have but slight appreciation of the resourceful­
Conn. She ha* lost the peace conference with
out gaining the Bremen.
Greece will soon become as infested with ex
premiers as Mexico is with ex-presidents.
Women who wear picture hat-brims should
tilt the chin a trifle more, -qgl
proper reason for changing the date
it certainly
of this great anniversary, and
Grand Junction Globe: Paul Still
man has added somewhat to the
pleasantries of the campaign by de
manding that the republican candi
date for governor withdraw. This Is
about the worst slap any newspaper
ever administered to the Iowa pri
mary law. Of coarse. Brother Still
man does not expect Harding to with
draw. Of coarse, the demand Broth
er Stlllman makes is for political
purposes only.
Charles City Press: Have you
noticed that John T. Hamilton, dem
ocratic candidate for governor two
years ago, has not said a word about
Meredith for governor?
Marion Register: The fight on
Harding is simply infernal. Editor
or preacher, no difference. Not one
of them has a better temperance
record than the victim of their scur
rilous attacks. A sorry lot they'll
he the morning of November 8.
Rolfe Arrow: The silliest thing
that come from the Iowa press
as yet in this strangest of all cam
paigns is the suggestion of Paul Still
man in his Jefferson Bee that Hard
ing withdraw. It is an insult to the
intelligence of the 107,000 republicans
who voted for him In the primary,
and we were not one of them, either.
If he would do such a thing, we'd
help tar and feather him. A better
suggestion is that Paul Stillman and
a few more like him go soak their
heads. '^.r:
Ocheyeaan Press: No min 'can
climb high without making some very
warm enemies, as one may observe
by giving the political sftuatlpn... the:
once over.
Cedar Rapids Gazette: The spirit
in which a thing is read has a great
deal to do with the meaning con
veyed. For instance both republi
cans and democrats will derive a sat
isfaction from this extract from a
letter written by Senator Kenyon to
the Nevada Representative: "I have
just read in the paper your sugges
tion that Iowa set an example that
Hughes rest the days he is assigned
here. That is one of the most sens
ible suggestions I have ever seen. I
hope yon will posh it."
Sioux City Journal: It takes near
ly a newspaper page of solid nonpar
eil for a mere enumeration of the la
bor bills for which Harding voted
while a member of the house. And
yet the paid boosters for the silk
socked democratic candidate for gov
ernor are seriously at work trying to
persuade laboring men tbat Harding
is the candidate of "the interests."
By paying bounties for scalps, the
counties of western Kansas are re
ducing the rabbit population quite
rapidly. For example, the county
cleric of Scott ocunty pays 5,000
monthly in the season. He says that
he has paid so much as $100 in a
single day. The price is five cents
per scalp. In June and July, 10,206
rabbits "bit the dust" In Scott
Casper Swinderman has bought a
new victrola.
Charles Barnes of St. Lauis, is
visiting his parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Morgan Barnes.
Roy Hopp and family of Kakota,
are visiting at the A^am Hopp home.
Mrs. Mottle Kerns and daughter,
Alva, who have been visiting in Ft.
Madison, have returned home.
Glen Frye held services at the M.
church Sunday afternoon.
Roy Hopp and family of Dakota,
Robert Lapib and family of Montrose,
H. Lamb and family of Chicago,
Ralph Lfddle and family of Davenport
and Edward Lamb and family of Mon
trose, were entertained at the Adam
Hopp home.
There will be a dance given at the
Woodman hall Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Hagerman and son
Geoige, of Wayland, Mo., spent Sun
1 day at the Wm. Hller home.
I James McMillen spent Sunday at
ithe Dr. A. J. Davis home.
held services at the
c6„ch Smd., m„„ine
RU John Peziey and wife of FT. Madison
Rev. Smith held services at the
Sunday with relatives here.
were Donneiison caiier8 Monday.
Miss Anetta Kirchner
is on the
Use This Clear Soap
For a Clearer Skin
JAP rose
SOAP**, Si
is wonderfully pure. The
lather absorbs that "dirty"
feeling and instills a delight
ful freshness.
Unexcelled for Shampoo^
Toilet Uae.
Boat Far Your Oily Skin
flrF—SIMPII Wi«»I«—»S- JQkfcAC*,
U.S. A.
Uncle Sam Will Take Part in the
Training of Students In Mill
Sary Maneuvers in
8», Schools.
Certain Number of Boys Must be En
jsj^ rolled In the Work and the
Course Must be^f-" W1
High schools and colleges In Iowa
and all of the other states can have
instructors in military training fur
nished by the government if they
have not less than 100 physically fit
male students above the age of 14
yeas and if thjy will comply with the
provisions required by the govern
ment. The government will pay the
expenses of the instruction and fur
nish the military equipment.
This Is by rovision of congress
passed this past summer. Many high
schools of Iowa are sending inquiries
to Adjutant General Guy EL Logan at
Des Moines, concerning it. General
Logan has received general orders
from the war department at Washing
ton explaining the provisions unaer
which these government instructors
are secured. Among the requirements
are the following:
There must be enrolled at the in
stitution not less than ioo physically
fit male students above the age of
14 years.
The proper, authorities of the in
stltution must agree to maintain un
der the prescribed military training
not less than 100 physically fit mai-a
students above the -age of 14 years.
They must further agree that any
student who enters upon the pre
scribed course of military -training
shall be required to continue the
training for ihe remainder of that
academic year, as a prerequisite for
graduation or promotion from' that
year's course, unless excused there
from for physical disability, which
fact shall be established by a cer
tificate frdm a reputable physician to
that effect.
The proper authorities of the in
stitution must agree to allot and re
quire an average of not less than
three hours a week per school year
to the prescribed course of military
The instruction given to those stu
dents taking the first year's course of
military training must include the fol
lowing subjects as a minimum: (a)
Nomenclature and care of the rifle
and equipment, (b) Infantry drill
regulations close and extended
order, to Include the schools of the
soldier, squad and company, (c) In
struction in firing the rifle, to Include
gallery practice.
Students under military training
will be organized into companies, bat
talions. and regiments of infantry,
the organization, drill and adminis
tration of which shall conform as far
as practicable to that prescribed for
similar units of the regular army.
Che strength of the infantry com
panies should not be less than fifty
nor, in general, more than eighty
Relatives, Mr., and Mrs. Levi Park
ins, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wolf. Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Tngrim and daughter, Jen
nie, Mrs. Rachel Gough. son and
daughters Allie, Miss. Led a, Mrs.
Mark Kirkpatrick and Mr. Kirkpat
rick attended the funeral of Owen
Parkins at Fairfield Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Thompson from
Stockport, Ohio, are guests of the
former's sister and sister-in-law, Mrs.
Martha Brown and Mrs. Martha
Mrs. John Fbss and son Glen de
parted Wednesday to visit their
daughter and sister. Mrs. Ethel Pull
en. at Linden wood. 111. They returned
Monday. The trip was made over
land by an to.
Mrs. Charles Noble recently enjoyed
-a visit with her cousin, Mrs. A. H.
Davis and daughter Blanche, from
Parkslon, South Dakota.
Tuesday Miss Ruth Foss took Wil
liam Taylor and others a car ride to
White's labor school. Grandpa Taylor,
aged ninety-live years, was delighted
with the outing.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stevens are vis
iting the latter's sister, Mrs. Kthel
Pollen at Lindenwood, 111., and friends
in Chicago and, Aurora and other parts
in Illinois.
D. M. Lowell and Llewellyn Pierce
assisted the Donneiison band at the
Keokuk celebration the last of the
The M. E. Aid society will meet in
the lecture room of the church Wed
nesday afternoon of thi* week.
'Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Floss and chU-!
dren went to Parmington Ftiday to
visit Mrs. Foss' brother, Ray Seward
and family. They returned Sunday.
Miss Clara Cooper has gone to Mt.1
Pleasant to assist in the wmiam:
Hoaglin department store.
Miss Amanda Maris has gone fori
an extended visit with her friend.!
Mrs. Clara Hathaway at Primrose. I
Walter McOorman and fiunily have!
moved in with his mother. Mrs. Jen
nie McDorman.
Salem. teachers attended Heart
county institute at Mt. Pleasant
Thursday and Friday.
Mrs. Lant Frazier entertained her
friend. Mrs. F. W. Coffin from Rock.
Island. III., recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sheckler are
guests of relatives in Peaaylvala.
ChJMrea. mad children aad exeat
Abmolufofy Puro
WARSAW, 111., Oct. 11.—^Warsaw's
first republican meeting of the pres
ent campaign was held at the corner
of Fourth and Main streets Monday
evening at 8 o'clock, a goodly crowd
being present. The campaigning
party was delayed and did not arrive
as soon as expected, which fact dis
arranged the program, as it had been
planned to hold the meeting in the
new moving picture theatre "White
Palace." The party arrived in autos
and consisted of Hon. Wm. J. Gra
ham, candidate for congressman four
teenth district, Hon. Clarence F.
Buck, candidate for state senator
thirty-second district, and Hon.
James M. Pace, candidate for repre
sentative same district, Hon. Rollo
R. Robbins, candidacy the same, and
James D. Baird, candidate for state's
attorney, besides several' others.
Messrs. Graham and Pace spoke from
an automobile, and gave their hear
ers something to think about which
should influence them (if they, the
hearers, needed soch influence) to
vote right on November 7. Mr. M.
T. Hunt introduced the speakers,
Mr. Graham opening the hall he gave
a clear and lucid exposition of pro
tection and free trade and why this
country needs the former and will
jeet It if Hughes is ow standard
nearer for the next fiour years. The
speaker showed that he was a lhre
CEDAR RAPIDS. Iowa, Oct 11.—
The thirty-ninth annual session of the
grand chapter of the Order of the
Eastern Star will be held in the city
auditorium here on October 25 and 26.
DBS MOINES, Iowa. Oct. 11.—Mem
bers of the Polk County Bar associa
tion threaten to institute mandamus
proceedings against "Secretary of
State Allen to compel him to put
names of district judge nominees on
printed ballots. He has ruled that
they shall be written on the ballots.
DES MOINES, low, Oct. 11.—«arry
Bellman, a conductor on the North
western, who is alleged to have laid
siege to the heart of Mrs. Leila Orr,
an Aibia widow, is declared to be
married in a suit for 5,000 for breach
of promise Sled today by Mrs. Orr.
She says it was a case of love at first
sight when Bellman took np her tick
et when she was enroute to Spirit
Lake in August, 1916.
DEP MOINES. Iowa. Oct 11.—
Drunks who find their way into the
city Jail must do penance in the fu
ture by going to work for the street
railway company. Prisoners will be
sentenced and paroled to the Des
Moines City Railway company. Their
wages will be |2.2S a day
PAXTON, ni., Oct. 11.—H. R. Han
ley, a former Paxton boy, late gen­
grandchildren gathered at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. James Armer Satur
day and assisted the worthy couple in
celebrating their sixtieth wedding an
niversary. The table was spread on
the lawn and a sumptuous dinner was
Miss Viola Smith Is conducting
evangelistic services at Woolson.
Miss Irene Slmkin spent Friday at
Merle Banta is manager of a pop
manufacturing plant at Hamburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Friend were
at Des Moines several days of last
C. Scott was in Burlington recently.
Maude BerryhflU aged thirty-four
years, wife of Rev. Benjamin Berry
hill of Fhncy Prairie. Ill-, passed
away after a lingering Illness at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George Mogel, near Hillshoro, Satur
day. Funeral services were conducted!
by Rev. Mr. Smith, from Missouri,
former pastor of the family, at the
M. E- church at 2:00 o'clock Monday
afternoon. Interment In the South
Mrs. Sarah Hargrave, aged eighty
five years, departed this life, at her
home Sunday morning. Arrangements
for the funeral will he announced
Mrs. Ralph Spurrier, Frank Spur
rier, wife and daughter of Lamoni.
are visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. T. & Sater causa from
WEDNESDAY, OCT. n, l(j l^
wire and certainly would credH
represent this district if elected
comes from Aledo, ex-Congre
Jas. McKinney*s home. Mr. Pace
a member of the forty-ninth assa
bly, and fully exposed the graft
the Dunne administration which 1
had been fighting and the many
the taxpayer's money has been
ed. He. in closing, paid a high
pliment to the ability and worth
Messrs. Buck, Bobbins and
who follow him on the ticket,
two gentlemen were listened to
marked attention by the crowd
ent which would have been larger ha|
the weather not been so cool,
party follows its itinerary previous]
published, arriving at Ehraston at
a. m. Tuesday morning, taking
Powellton, Nauvoo^ Colusa. Ad
Ferris and Carthage, that day, aa
Wednesday at 8:30 a. m. leave
thage, touching Webster, Founts
Green, LaCrosse, Burnside, Durha
Disco and LaHarpe, reaching
latter town at 4:30 p. m. and boldii
a night meeting there at 7:30 o'clock!
Mr. Connor, an aged and respects
citizen of Warsaw, father-in-law
J. B. Worthen, received a slig
stroke of paralysis on his way homd
Monday evening he fell on thij
street and was conveyed home
two neighbors, and today is som«|
easier, but confined to his-bed.
eral manager of the Bully Hill Coop
er company at -Winthrop, Cal., hu
been appointed superintendent of th«
Mammoth Cooper company's new
9360,000 zino plant at Keanett, Cal.
DUQUOrN, 111., Oct. 11.—The ei
ecutive committee of the Sou then
Illinois Horticultural society has aa
nounced December 7-8 as the date
for the forty-third annual meeting a
the society, which will be held i!
COLUMBIA, Mo.. Oct. 11.—Thi
State Library association met hen
this afternoon for a three days' se»
SfDALIA, Mo., Oct. 11.—The fifty
second annual conference of the Ml»
eourl Congregational church met hen
yesterday for a three days' session.
HANNIBAL, Mo., Oct 11—Thi
Hannlbal-Bdlna-Memplils Highway a»
sociation has selected black and
orange as odors for the road, which
extends almost 100 miles from Han
nibal to Edina. The .highway will
repaired at various points and actua
markings will be started next week
SBDALIA, Mo., Oct 11.—Secretarj
M. T. Carroll of the League of Mis
aouri Municipalities has issued
Meredith aa Promoter.
Webster f?ity Freeman-Tribsn#
The Iowa homestead charges that
T. Mereditn, reform candidate
governor, was In the Idaho
scheme with Professor HoW«
through which a lot of practic
worthless *and was sold to a nuiaD
of Iowa people. "Webster City is
home of an old gentleman who lo
a small fortune in that vent
There Is also a woman residing
this town, a widow at that, who
induced to invest in the land offe
by this Iowa syndicate. Frank Gold
also put Mr. Meredith in black
white as a member of the party
induced a large number of lo*
people to invest in that Idaho
Indiana's centennial celebration
moving through the state in
different towns cities doing
honors in rotation. The
touch will he rut on at Indiana
where a week of pageantry
staged. The distance from the
ana line to the Missouri river
about 6W miles, but it took fifty
to span the distance with a saffie
number of settlers to
honors for Nebraska.
lit 1b
I save
to I
call for the annual meeting of thi
organization to be held at JopliA
November IS and 16.
Danville in their car and were ac
panied from here by J. T. Ingrlm
family to attend the funeral of
Parkins, at Ffeirfield on Sunday.

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