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C. P. Sklrvln
C. EL Warwick
and Constitution-Democrat
18 North sixth Street
QA.TJ& OITT—Established 1854.
CONSTITUTION—Established 1847.
DEMOCRAT—Establish** 1*»
Consolidated March 26, 1888.
OBIH®*—Established In 1892.
Consolidated September 22, 1898.
fV«- Consolidated April 8. 191®.
Bntered at the postoffice at
"i 'I made haste to foe abroad in the glowing, flowing morn,
jL. lien a little rimpling wind in the heart of the west was
%, born
&<'v -That stirred' the alfalfa bloom and the tassels upon the
lLf,tVw corn.
A dragon fly went by with a shimmer of gauzy wings
A swallpw mounted the sky with its graceful spiralings,
It ,v ,'^.And I heard the cheery word that the minstrel cricket
&?*. sings.
•'"l saw the pumpkin's gold and the ore of the goldenrod
^•'-J»And the down of the milkweed danced like a white sprite
over the sod
jg And the blue of the aster's eyes was a lure where'er I
And all of the orchard boughs cried out to me in glee.
And the brimming barns and byres showed me their
And I knew the" mirth of earth, .its autumn ecstacy.
"And this," to myself I said, "is the height whereto we
If we strive, as the valiant should, through the season's
lieat and rime,
A harvest shall be ours from the open hand of time!"
—Clinton Scollard.
Music is a kind of inarticulate, unfathom
able speech which leads us to the edge of the
infinite and lets us for moments gaze into
The automobile has made a difference in po
litical campaigning in many ways. One is in
the character of the modern political address.
Formerly a campaign orator
If you listen to a political speech and do not
own an automobile, be joyful so long as the
political campaign is on. Tile "machine"
has, in this instance, saved you time it has
reduced presentation of argument to the level
where all may listen and find that valuable
time has not been wasted.
Holland has called upon the United States
through her public press to take the lead in
stopping the U-boat war. ''Are we to under
stand,'' she asks, "that America is going to
permit our ships to be torpedoed right oh her
coast? Let America tell Germany that no more
mistakes will be tolerated. Let America speak
lost she rue in the future that she neglected
the task and duty expected from the mightiest
for humanity
... .General Manager
...Business Manage*
Keokuk as ssooad-cli—
Dally, hy mall, outside city, year
Dally. In Keokuk, per week
Dally, except Sunday.
Keokuk. Iowa October 26, 1916
Like the kingdom of heaven and all other high and
sacred things, the choicest sorts of books only reveal the
perfume of their rare essence to those who love them for
themselves in pure disinterestedness.—John Cowper
on an innocent and unoffending audience for
a full hour. Rarely did iie lack words to fill
that hour. Paucity of ideas was, however,
quite common. Of course the speaker could
tell stories by the yard, most of which had no
application to the subject. Usually they would
fit one party as well as another. If he was of
a serious bent, the campaign text books and
speeches supplied plenty of cribbed material
turned loose
A large part of the spellbinders go out today y10 tiigtriet bench in 1886, in which position he
in groups as passengers in automobiles. They
make perhaps ten to twenty-five stops a day. If
they give half an hour to a place, it is of un
usual size. That may leave but five minutes
for each one to speak, lie must be a master
in the art of condensation.
doubtful if onr government will |court in the regular party columns, but the
iiet. Our
vocal and evaporates in words. Secretary ticket in the upper part of the extreme right!
Daniels lost no time in assuring the countrv jhand side of the ballot.
that commerce raider which ran amuck at
our Atlantic harbor mouths had acted with per-!
fo,t W,1W,. v. I not worry about is what he would do if he were
feet legality and propriety and Admiral Dew
ey, president of the navy general board, voices
the same view. Perhaps he felt constrained
to. Nevertheless the Dcwey-Manila legend
seems to lose something of its luster when the
admiral says that "our destroyers naturally,
properly and wisely got out of the way," when
told by the U-boat commander that he was
about to torpedo the Dutch, neutral, grain-lad
en liner freighted with American food, con-
-1. r-
signed to her own government, for "which good
money had just been paid.
"Kindly step aside, Mr. Officer," might be
said to a policeman,''
so that I can shoot that
fat, unarmed, innocent gentleman who stands
behind you." The cases may not be precisely
parallel, yet we cannot easily conceive the offi
cer replying "with pleasure," as Admiral Dew
ey would have our naval commanders reply.
Answering the claim that business has been
aided by the government shipping bill, Mr.
Hughes said in a recent speech that this was
the kind of aid which it did not seem to him
business could afford to have. He does not be
lieve in putting the government into competi
tion with private industry. That businessmen
j. i- 'j.
not believe in it was shown in protests sent Pigs
to Washington by commercial organizations in
all parts of the country while the government
ownership measure was before congress. Long
before congress took final action, it was appar
ent that government-owned ships were not
needed. What was apparent then is absolute
ly clear now. That private enterprise is do
ing all that can be done with our present ship
building facilities is shown in a statement
made public by the federal department of com
merce. According to reports of the bureau of
navigation, the private shipyards are making
every effort to meet the demand for shipping.
All are bus}'. On October first there were 417
steel merchant vessels, with an aggregate ton
nage of 1,454,270, building or. under contract.
It will be many months before all the ships for
which orders have been placed can be com
pleted. The government will have enough to
do in providing for the construction of vessels
required to make the navy adequate without
attempting to compete with private firms and
corporations in the carrying trade. The l«ss
said in advocacy of the claims of the shipping
bill the better.
Crime is increasing and American prisons
are overcrowded, experts of the American Pris
on association assert. The great war is held
responsible as the chief crime-impelling influ
ence. It cheapens the estimate of human life
and lowers respect for property. «But there
are other contributing causes. There is the
continued lack of home training and control
the absence of vocational education insuffi
cient facilities for recreation general unpre
paredness of youth for responsibilities of life,
unemployment, low wages to unskilled labor,
and so on.
Society, analysis shows, is responsible, in
great measure, for criminality. The conditions
that breed crime are tolerated by society, and
society, sowing the wind, inevitably must reap
the whirlwind of crime that scourges the lantE
Much crime is preventable. In the golden age
toward which the world is gradually moving,
the stronger members of society will protect
the weak against the conditions and influences
that im*el to vice and crime.
Hon. Horace E. Deemer
date for judge of the supreme court, was ad
mitted to practice in 1879, and was elected to
very largelv, voter must look for the non-partisan judiciary!
of Red Oak eandi-
served until he was appointed 'to the supreme
court by Governor Jackson in 1894. He has
served continuously since that date, and his
opinions appear in all of the Iowa reports from
the ninety-first Iowa down. He has written
more opinions than any judge who ever sat up
on the supreme bench of Iowa, many of them
of great importance, and only one of his opin
ions wasjever reversed or modified by the su
preme court of the United States. He has been
president of the state bar association and is a
memler of the American Bar association, be
ing on some of the important committees of
that body.
The ''non-partisan" judiciary ticket will be
printed in the upper part of the extreme right
hand side of the ballot, and the voter may over
look this unless his attention is called to it par
ticularly. It is important that this ticket re
ceive attention, as the selection of such an im
portant officer as supreme judge should not be
made by a minority of the voters. It is im
portant to remember that there will be no
names of candidates for judge of the supreme
O a a S
chosen to represent this district in the lower
house of the general assembly.
The American people have given more gen
erously in the past three years than any peo
ple at any time ever gave. Americans cannot
be called sordid or heart hard.
There is no real greatness that is devoid of
m: *, -^tvc. f^f 'K#.„ ....
St frr. «,p il-\ I V, "I.
Cedar Rapids Republican: That Is
one hopeful sign in our politics, that
the voters will not stand for abuse
and misrepresentation and dirtiness
of attacks on candidates. They re
be swayed iy the allegations
of the badness of men, badness that
is suddenly discovered for political
purposes. And all the more do they
resent such tactics when they spring
from personal motives.
Waterloo Courier: "Speak softly
and carry a big stick," said Mr. Roose
velt a few months ago. Evidently
the colonel puts more faith in the
latter part of this epigram than in
the first admonition.
Cedar Rapids Gazette Bearing
somewhat on the worth of the events
as viewed hy the promoters, the Ga
zette notes a two column, six Inch
advertisement exploiting a candidate
for congress alongside a three column
twelve inch advertisement of the sale
aristocratic pigs. Official score:
36 polltlcs 12.
umpires, the
Logan Observer: Remember the
old torchlight processions of 1896,
and all of the presidential campaigns
before that? We often wonder why
these have been abandoned, and it is
a matter of some regret, too. There
was lots of enthusiasm in the old
effects from it.
Carroll Herald: By the way, where,
when and o*n what occasion has an
assemblage of farmers passed reso
lutions against Harding or manifest
ed opposition to his candidacy? The
farmers of Iowa are going to decide
this contest for Harding and they are
in truth "the driest of the dry."
Boone News-Republican: Let 'em
heckle. Candidate Hughes seems to
like it, and has the right answer for
every heckler. The heckler makes
votes, as has been demonstrated in
the present Iowa gubernatorial cam
EmmetS'burg Reporter: Neither
Judge Deemer nor Judge EJvans has
gained anything by the Register's
support and its attack upon Judge
Theophilus. Men who would have
supported both Deemer and Evans
will cut one if not both of them now.
Thfiy will merely vote for the Daven
port man. Before the Register made
its attack upon Theophilus no one
In this part of the state knew any-
and ca
it is different
Estherville Vindicator and Repub
lican: W. L. Harding is going to be
elected governor by an overwhelming
majority. It is now only a question
of how large the majority will be.
Humboldt Republican: This cam
paign has progressed far encugh to
show that the opposition to Harding
has more against him than the liquor
question. Temperance has nothing to
do with it. The fight is on Harding
—not his principles. It is a false
fight and a fight that deserves to
messengers was to deliver the cer-
tiiicates, but tliey were never deliv-
ered, and now the office doesn't know
which messenger took them.
"They're all young men and we
wouldn't have any of them arrested.
Why it would ruin their
the manager said today.
Iowa Supreme Court Decisions.
fSpecial to The Gate City.]
DES MOINES, Oct. 26.—Miller vs.
Jones, appellant,
Perry, reversed.
Berry vs. Hardin, appellant, Guth
rie county, affirmed.
Akin vs. Madison county, appel'ate.
Warren counfy, affirmed.
Phlpps vs. city of Perry, appellant,
Dallas county, affirmed.
Real Estate Man Arrested.
CHICAGO, Oct. 26.—Frank V.
Wheeler. 42, real estate dealer in the
Otis building here, was arrested today
on complaint of Mrs. Mary .Ordway,
wealthy wife of a lJenver physician
and prominent in society there. She
charges Wheeler with having taken
$4,500 she placed with him to inveBt
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Get a Can TODA^tf
iCounty Auditor A. P. Meyer, Receives
Notification From Attorney Gen
eral Cosson, Regard
ing This.
W. W. Gwinn and Cortee Maxwell,
Candidatee for Justice and Chris
Lock for Constable
Are the One*.
The names of W. W. Gwinn and
Cortes Maxwell, candidates for jus
tice of the peace, and Chris Locke,
candidate for constable, will not go
on the democratic ticket, according
torchlight parade. Some of the gang to a ruling received by A. P. Meyer,
marched about
mile? in 1&9fi. I county auditor, from the attorney
and didn't appear to suffer any bad |general's office. The ruling holds that
there were no nominations made by
the county convention because that
body has no etch power under f'e
law.- The supreme court has hei^.
that there can be no vacancy until
there has been a nomination.
The only proper way to do is to
leave blank lir.es on the ballot and
on these the voter may write in the
names of the candidate. This de
cision was forwarded to County
Auditor Meyer from the attorney
general's office and will be final un
less some mandamus proceedings
should be started by .any of the
men whose .lames are ruled off the
Following is the letter from Audi
tor Meyer and the response:
The Auditor's Letter.
Auditor's Office, Lee County, Iowa.
Ft. Madison, Iowa, Oct. 24, 1916.
Hon. George Cosson,
Attorney General,
Des Moines, Iowa.
Dear Sir:
Kindly let me have your written
opinion in regard to the legality of
placing certain names of candidates
mis part oi me suu.e »ue* placing certain names oi canaiaaies ...
f°r township offices on the official
ballot at the coming general elec
tion. The following is a statement
of the facts in a particular case, to
At the June primary, 1916, the fol
lowing persons were voted for for
the office of Justice of the peace in
Jackson township, inside the city of
Keokuk, on the democratic ticket,
none of the names voted for having
been printed on the ballot, to-wlt:
Cortes Maxwell, one vote.
Chris Koepf, one vote.
J. A. Whetstone, one vote.
E. C. Dobyns, one vote.
Ross Kiser, one vote.
Thos. McAndrews, one vote.
A. Rumbaugh, one vote.
The vote oa3t for governor In thet
seven precincts of Jackpon township,
inside, at the last general election
was 2,755 votes.
Almost Something for Nothing.
Boone NewB-Republican: The Cedar
Rapids Gazette announces a raise In
price to mail subscribers from $3.00
to $4.00 per year to take effect Oc
tober 30. It le rapidly becoming im
possible to publish a daily paper f0re for the office of Justice of tne
the ratQ of *3.00 per year. on the democratic ticket in
There was no nomination there-
Jackson township, inside, because
Very Small Matter. Inone of the candidates voted for re
[Unlted Press Leased Wire Service.] ceived a sufficient number of votes
CHICAGO, Oct. 26.—It's just iittle as required by law.
matter of $25,000 in Illinois Central On July 31, 1916, a meeting of all
stock certificates missed from the {the duly elec.ed and qualified demo
office of Babcock and Rushton, brok- cratic committeemen representing
I ers, today. One of the firm's four each of the seven precincts in the
Jackson township, inside, was
held, and they selected, appointed
and certified the following named
candidates to fill the vacancies above
referred to, to-wit:
For justice of the peace: W. W.
Gwinn, Keouuk, Iowa Cortes Max
well, Keokuk, Iowa.
For constable: Chris Lock, Keo
kuk, Iowa.
The following resolution was pass-
by the democratic county conven-
superior court of tion on July 1, 1916, and certified
and sworn to by J. O. Boyd, presid
ing officer of the convention, and E.
H. Pollard, secretary of the conven
tion, and filed in this office on july
jl, 1916:
"We also certify that the follow
ing provisions were made by said
qualified delegates to said conven
tion /or filling vacancies in the
nominations aforesaid:
"Moved and seconded: That the
county central committee be author-
coum cenn-ii coiumin.ee
Please advise whether or not a
vacancy existed in the nominations
for justice of the peace in Jackson
township, inside, on July 31 or Aug
ust 6. 1916, (the date samr was filed
in this office) also, whether or not
the nominations certified by the com
mitteemen of said Jackson township,
inside, is a good, sufficient and legal
nomination also, whether or not it
is my duty to place the names so
certified on the official ballot for said
township at tbe November election,
This Is the Life.
Anyone can have an inexhaustible
supply of hot water "for the bath In
stantly. An "Ohio-M" Instantaneous
Non Vent Pipe Water Heater placed
over the bath tub does the trick. You
can use one thirty days and if you
don't like it, return It. Write for
booklet and full particulars. Mention
your dealer's name. The Dayton
Manufacturing Company, Dayton. O.
or whether or not it 1s unlawful to
place sa}d names on the official bal
I discussed this matter with. Mr.
W. S. Allen, the secretary .of state,*
by telephone this morning, among,
other matters, and, In his usual cour
teous and considerate manner, he
advised me to put the names on the
ballot, the authority of the county
being more ministerial than judicial
in such matters. Mr. Allen's opiniotf*
is concurred in by Mr. J. M.
Hamilton, our deputy county attorney
at Fort Madison.
I understand that this question was
submitted to your office by interested
parties, and, I am informed that Mr.,
Rabbins replied that in his opinion,
the names of Mr. W. W. Gwinn and
Mr. Cortes Maxwell could not legal
ly be placed on the ballot. I have no
verbal or written official opinion from
any source adverse to placing these
names on the ballot, and they will be
so placed unless I am convinced that
it is unlawful so to do.
I have no axe to grind one way or
another, because I have a number of
cases of the same nature, both par
ties being about equally represented
I am only interested in giving all
parties a square deal under the law.
I will be very glad if you will give
this matter your early attention.
Very truly yours,
A. P. MjBY'BR, County Auditor.
The Reply.
State of Iowa, department of justice,
Des Moines.
October 25, 1916.
Adrian P. Meyer, County Auditor,
Fort Madison, Iowa.
Dear Sir: Yours of the 24th in
stant addressed to the attorney, gen
eral has been referred to me for re
ply. According to your letter, there
was no nomination at the primary
for the reason that neither of the
candidates received as many as five:
votes, the minimum required by sec
tion 1087-al9, supplement to the code,
1913. The primary law provides no
method for making a nomination in
such cases by convention of the dele
gates from that portion of the
county comprising the district
from which the officer Is to be
elected. Hence, any action token
by the county convention seek-,
ing to empower the committeemen
to make such nomination was of no
effect. Neither has said committee
the power to make such nomination
because of any supposed vacancy in
the nomination, for our supreme
court has held that thera cannot be
a vacancy in nomination until thore
has been a nomination and that the
BUch nomination
the Auditorium to address the big
women's meeting at four o'clock. He
will spend the night in Chicago.
At the afternoon meeting Roose
velt intends to repeat in great part
the speech he delivered to the women
In Denver at the Auditorium there
Tuesday afternoon wBen he declared
unequivocally for a federal amend
ment enfranchising women and for
whole-hearted allegiance to the flag
auuiui-, the colonel plans to denounce the
ized to fill all vacancies in the noml-1 Adamson law in much the same terms .lr..5_r,t,C^
nations, and all vacancies occurring "e used in his wilkesDarre speech
In the county central committee it- two weeks ago. The colonel had an-
other reminder of his old days when
I was present in person at the his train stopped yesterday at Jules
democratic county convention, and I burg, Colo.
personally know that it was the in-1 As Roosevelt finished telling an oft
tention and declaration of the con- told anecdote of his plains days when
vention that all vacancies in county he was ft. sheriff, a man in the crowd
offices occurring after the convention spoke up—"I'm the sheriff here, col
had adjourned should be filled by the onel," and he turned back his coat to
county central committee acting as
a whole, and that all vacancies in
township offices should be filled by
the committeemen for the township
or district in which the vacancy
should exist.
show a soup plate badge. "?m Sheriff!
Candidate Huohe. r,„=„
to mrte
jn the first instance,
See Ex rel Pratt v. Hayward, 14tj
la., 196.
Hence, it follows that the nomina
tions certified as candidates for jus
tices of the peace and for con
stables are not entitled to appear on
the ballot. The only proper way is
to leave blank linen enabling the
voters to write in the persons of
their choice for each of such offices.
Yours truly,
Made Only One Stop In Iowa, Snroute
Back From His Whirlwind
Tour of the We*t.
,[By J. P. Yoder, United Press Staff
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Oct. 26.—This
was Colonel Roosevelt's first stop to I
day as he sped to Chicago for the two
big speeches that will end his western
speaking dates. He had only time for
a platform appearance here. He,
planned to say "howdydo," shake,
hands and perhaps make very brief
talks at all division stops today, un
til he reaches Chicago at two o'clock
this afternoon. These short stops in-1
elude Clinton, Iow&j Sterling, Dixon
and DeKalb, 111. Upon reaching Chi-:
•cago the colonel will go to the Con
gress hotel where he will confer with
Alvin T. Hert. Chicago middle west
era manager for the repifWTcans and
then rest for an hour before going to which will carry him into Connecticut,
I got mj man too, he said, "be-, marriage of Miss Mattie RingHM
cause I wasn too proud to fight." daughter of Mrs. August RinglinK. ol
Bkraboo, Wis., and Howard W.
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Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and
Indiana for thirty-four separate ad
The republican nominee departed
in vigorous physical shape and is
splendid enthusiasm, following the
big demonstration which Brooklyn
gave him last night at the Academy
of Music.
The Brooklyn speech was the first
of a series of "specialized" addresses
which the candidate^"plans to deliver
from all citizens regardless of plax?e,
of btrth or antecedents. Tonight's jon ki8 trip starting today. It was a
meeting at the stock Yards parilllon I»lea to "young America" and in it the
summed up succinctly
of the campafgn issues. Hughes and
his managers planiffed the Brooklyn
address as the candidate's final "big'
speech of the campaign—it will be
circulated wholesale In the few days
remaining before election.
The portions of hlR speech evokin?
the great eft enthusiasm from the
Brooklyn audience were relative to
v. protection of American lives and
Humberstone." ParedneM.
Roosevelt just then was told the
name of the town. He had been sent!
down there, he said, about thirty
years ago as a deputy by "Hell Roar-j Ringllna Qlrl Married
Ing" Bill
at sea and abroad and pre-
colm 0(111
Correspondent.] 1
NW YORK, Oct. 36.—Charles E.
Hughes began his final drive of the JJv .^r" *nd.
5®°* tor men and
campaign today. He left at 8 00 a 1^. clock this afternoon on th«r
m, on his fourth and final stumping
strenuous eight day season'
time he predicted his
sheriff, after [United Press Leased Wire Service!
some horse thieves OTTUMWA. Iowa. Oct.
man, of St. Paul, Minn., was quietly
solemnized this morning at eleven
o'clock at the home of the bride's sis
ter. Mrs. H. L,. Cowgill. Rev. M»1
°a officiated. Mrs. Newman
1 a graduate
Drive Today on consin school of music and a member
°f the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Mr.
'[By Perry Arnold, United Press Staff ^h?«.e®n
of the university of Wis
of MInnesota for two
Swift &
1 Mre'
Newman left
The bride WM at
ceremony In a traveling gown-

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