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THE GATE CITY COMPANY
18 North Sixth Street
GATE CITY—Established 1849.
C. F. Skirvin
C. E. Warwick
Consolidated March 26. 1888.
CHH31P—Established In 1892.
Consolidated September 22^1892.
April 8. 1916.
..... General Manager
.. .Business Manager
Entered at the postofflce at Keokuk as
Dally, by mall, outside city, year ioo
Dally, in Keokuk, per week
Dally, except Sunday.
Keokuk, Iowa April 2, 1917
The cause of America is, In a great measure, the cauee
of all mankind. Many circumstances have arisen and will
arise which are not local but universal, and through which
the principles of ail lovers of mankind are affected, and
in the event of which their affections are interested. The
laying of a country desolate with fire and sword, declaring
war against the natural rights of all mankind, and extir
pating the defenders thereof from the face of the earth, is
the concern of every man to whom nature hath giv^n the
power of feeling.—Thomas Paine.
TODAY'S BIT OF VERSE
NEVER DIES THE DREAM.
Who dreams shall live! And if we do not dream
Then we shall build no temple into time.
Yon dust cloud, whirling slow against the sun,
Was yesterday's cathedral, stirred to gold
By heedless footsteps of a passing world.
The faiths of stone and steel are failed of proof,
The king who made religion of a sword
Parses, and is forgotten in a day.
The crown he wore rots at a lily's root.
The rose unfurls her banners o'er his dust.
The dreamer dies, but never dies the dream.
Though death shall call the -whirlwind to his aid.
Enlistment's passions, trick their hearts with hate,
Still shall the Vision live! Say nevermore
That dreams are fragile things. What else endures
Of all this broken world save only dreams!
Lost time is never found again, and time
enough always proves little enough.—Ben
WE ARE NOT SO CREDULOUS.
Says Dr. von Bethmann-Holweg, German im
perial chancellor, "Germany never had the
slightest intention of attacking the United
States of America and does not have such in
tention now. It never desired war against the
United States of America and does not desire
it today." If the wind blows from the west,
there are some people who will insist that it is
blowing from the east to them white is pal
pably black. Yet it may be believed that all
contrary disputants are not brainsoft. Some of
them, like Dr. von Bethmann-Holweg, are of the
plain or garden variety of triflers with the
truth. When the chancellor declares that
"Germany never had the slightest intention of
attacking the United States of America," lie
runs contrary to the record of his own govern
ment in its official document declaring an in
tention to wage unrestricted submarine war
fare against the commerce of the world. And
the United States of America lias right to con
sider that it lias some large interest in world
commerce. And it lias mind and sight enough
to realize that several of its merchantmen have
fallen victims to Germany's submarine warfare
and that the lives of Americans have been lost
or put in jeopardy.
"Germany never had the slightest intention
of attacking the United Stat&s of America."
intelligence of Dr. von Bethmann-TTolwog
States nation of credulous fools.
A COURSE IN PATRIOTISM.
Mayor Thompson of Chicago has endowed a
professorship of patriotism in Lincoln Memori
al university the donor declares his belief that
siK'li a department of instruction is needed.
There can be no question that patriotism in this
country has Iconic an abstraction. There are
but few and scattering elements among us who
would fail to resent honestly an accusation of
lacking patriotism but there are a great
many of us in whom the feeling of unity in a na
tional body is hardly a real one. P]ven com
munity spirit has become vague and just in
proportion as the community has taken over
the supply of helpfulness which the neighbor
hood once afforded. The more the care of pub
lic services, utilities and conveniences becomes
everybody's business and is delegated to hired
laborers, the less the realization of the fact that
it is the people, one and all, who are responsible
Routine is a killer of appreciation. Our
How about the attempts of the imperial gov
ernment to embroil neutral countries in plots
against the United States? Was not the Zim
merman note to Japan and Mexico an act of war
against this country, and may it not be re-ja million dollars to pay for army supplies
garded as evidence that the German
by the government. Three weekB ago
lor is fabricating? It would be insulting to
we to intimate that he considers the United I the army appropriation bill, it had no funds
children hear comparatively little of the won
derful benefits which political and social or
ganizations in ths country confer upon them in
almost every detail of daily life. They hear a
great deal of criticism of the administration of
public affairs. To an immature understanding
it might even seem that we Americans live in a
state of battle with our official administra
tions, with our public servants, with one an
other. The references to the county, state an$
local governments in way of appreciation are
Teaching by negatives is sometimes good
educational practice. If our young people were
to visualize a picture ofv what life in this conn
try would be without the protection and powers
which constitute what we mean by the nation,
they would receive a lasting lesson in patriot
ism. Patriotism will not be well taught by
platitudes it must be taught as a necessity to
decent life, proved by plain facts. Lincoln
Memorial university is a good place for teach
ing patriotism, but so is every school in this
land. What we need most is intelligence about
the real importance of lo^val service and deeper
responsibility to the country.
AN AGE Or FAITH.
According to the Northwestern Christian Ad
vocate, there is great and widespread concern
among the buddhists of the world over the
peril and possible fate of the christian nations
engaged in the war. On one of the ancient tem
ples of China, the pagoda of the seven towers,
a poster was found calling for seven days of
fasting and prayer for the ending of the con
flict, for peace to the dead and for a sanctified,
purified earth to rise out of the ruin of war.
We had in our country recently a Hindu
philosopher and poet, Tagore, winner of the
Nobel prize for achievements in literature and
it would seem that a Japanese woman of dis
tinction among her people is soon to visit
a part of her mission being to call attenton
to certain excellencies of the shinto faith. No
propaganda in the interest of buddhism, shin
toism or mohammedanism can or ought *to suc
ceed in Christendom. But that is not to say that
these faiths may not have been adapted to the
needs of people at certain stages of develop
ment, just as the hebraism of the times of the
prophets and kings met the spiritual require
ments of that people. Certainly there is some
thing sweet and of the essence of religion in the
prayers of simple-minded worshippers of what
ever faith that the misery and grief of other na
tions may be relieved.
We may admit all this while still maintain
ing that the faith of Christendom and the teach
ings of its founder are the most exalted that
have ever been given to mankind, and must
prevail as backward peoples grow in compre
hension of inner truth. And there are those
who believe that the day of its triumph is near
at hand. Among these is one of the most dis
tinguished scientists of our times, Sir Oliver
Lodge, who pays the striking tribute to chris-'
tianity which follows:
Those who think that the day of the Messiah
is over are strangely mistaken. It has hardly
begun. In individual souls Christianity has flour
ished and borne fruit but for the ills of the world
itself it is an almost untried panacea. It will
be strange if this ghastly war fosters and im
proves our knowledge of Christ and aids a per
ception of the ineffable beauty of His life and
teaching. Yet stranger things have happened,
and I believe that the call of Christ himself will
be heard and attended to by a large part of hu
manity In the near future as never yet it has been
heard or attended to on earth.
Many others think with this illustrious*
scientist that an age of faith is dawning for the
MORGAN'S FINE ACTION.
That he is not likely to lose more than the
interest on the money does not alter the fact
that J. P. Morgan did a fine thing in advancing
payment for goods be-
cause, owing to the failure of congress to pass
which could be used for this purpose. The situ
ation was serious, not only for the government
but for the firms that had furnished supplies
required by the army and for which no pay
ment had been made. When it was explained
to J. P. Morgan & Co., Mr. Morgan said he
thought the firm ought to advance the million
dollars needed, without interest, and that if
there was any loss he would assume it himself.
His action was as fine as it was timely. Prompt
action was required in the public interest, and
a private citizen was able to do what at the
moment the government
not do for itself.
The Mexican congress also met today and a
woman is counted among its members for the
first time. These are the only points of similar
ity thus far noted.
The world's champion Holstein cow is dead
at Clayton, Wis., from swallowing a needle.
The proverbial needle in a haystack, no doubt.
Preparedness was hurrying all right till it
stubbed its too.
the daily gate city .' -r:
IOWA PRESS COMMENT.
Burlington Hawk-Eye: The cause
of equal suffrage is to have another
try-out In Iowa. That is vaat The
Hawk-Eye told the
would happen and that they would
have all their labored opposition of
vain. Equal suffrage is
bound to win why not accept the
Inevitable gracefully and help to
guide the movement in safe channels
and for the public welfare
Sioux City journal Only the young
and vigorous stand any chance of
getting into the fighting, if there is
any, but there is nothing to prevent
anybody who Is able to play golf
from enlisting for' service ill the
back yard tood trenches.
Cedar Rapids Republican: The
trouble with a great many Ameri
cans of foreign /birth is that they
still .regard this as a trouble be
tween England and Germany. But
we will not c&rry England's burden
we will be carrying our ow and de
fending our own rights. That Eng
land happens to be oh. the pbdqb side
is no fault of ours—and it is no fault
either, for we would be ir a poor
position to defend ourselves even at
the present time were it not for the
fact that the British navy Is, still in
Pella Booster: If we were all to
get right down to business and make
up our minds that Iowa' was going to
have good roads all this unrecessary
expense of legislation would be done
away with and a great many dollars
Cedar. Rapids Gazette: The youths
of today are able to absorb a large
amount of important history without
being compelled to make recitations.
At no other period has sc full a
course been crowded be ween the
freshman and the senior years.
Sioux City Tribune: Colonel Roose
velt's clear, vision on many other for
eign questions adds weight to his
declaration that Colombia has no
financial claims on the United States
in connection with the Panama
affairs. The liberal comraiar.Sons to
be paid to certain Americans in case*
Colombia gets the $25,000,00^ in suffi-
lis, Icient^explanation for the persistent
Indianola Herald: Why did one
citizen of Indianola offer tx- pay $500
to have the route of the Jefferson
highway pass his farm? Why did
the merchants and hotel men of a
neighboring town average $?00 a day
last summer from tourists ever the
Jefferson highway? Why are
tor and New Virginia trying so hard
to get the highway routed through
those towns? Because' the Jefferson
highway is an asset, not a liability.
Making a Bad Matter Worse.
Springfield. Mass.. Republican: It
is the theory of the German author
of "J"Accuse" «.hat William II. intends
to abdicate. It would hardly improve
matters, however, to hive the crown
prince reign in his stead.
New York World: The Romanoff's
seem to have been mistaken about
their "divine riKht" to rule. Can it
be possible the Hohenzollerns and the
Hapsburgs made a similar error?
That'll Be All.
Waterloo Times-Tribune: Now that
Senator Albert Balrd Cuminlns Is suffi
ciently the patriot to have his picture
take up the whole front page of Vier
eek's Fatherland, the incident may as
well be considered closed.
TO REAL WORK
Recruiting Officer F. K. Minor Asks
to Be Given Chance on Armed
Liner or War
Keokuk people who met Lieutenant
Frank K. Minor, U. S. N., recruiting
officer at Burlington when he was
heTe, will be interested in the follow
ing from Burlington Gazette:
Recruiting Officer Frank K. Minor,
in charge of the local station, has
announced that he has made a re
quest to his commanding officer, Ed-
The Enemy of Uric Acid
(By L. H. Smith, M. D.)
in spite of the best care one takes
oi oneself, any part of the human
machine is liable to become out of
order. The most important organs
are the stomach, heart and kidneys.
The kidneys are the scavengers
and they work day and night in
separating the poisons from the
blood. Their signals of distress ar£
easily recognized and include «uch
symptoms as backache, depressions,
drowsiness, irritability, headaches,
dizziness, rheumatic twinges, dropsy,
The very best way to restore the
kidneys to their normal state is to
drink plenty of pure water and ob
tain a small amount of Anuric,
which is dispensed by most every
druggist. Anuric (double strength)
is inexpensive and should be taken
before' me%ls. It is much more
potent than lithia and many find that
Anuric dissolves uric acid as water
People are realizing more and
more every day that the kidneys, just
at do the bowels, need to be flushed
occasionally. The kidneys are an
eliminatlte organ and are constantly
working, separating the poisons from
the blood. Under this contii/ual and
Icrpetual action they are apt to con
gest, and then trouble starts. Uric
acid backs up into the system, caus
ing rheumatism, neuralgia, dropsy,
and many other serious disturbances.
It means that you are a victim' to
uric acid poisoning, Then ask your
druggist for Anuric, which was first
discovered by Dr. Pierce of the Sur
gical Institute in Buffalo, and which
Is dispensed by nearly every drug
rist in the land.
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X. •, V-
wgrd J. Gillan of Des Moines, to be
transferred to active service. The
SUB-STATION, BURLINGTON. Ia.
March 28, 19KT.—To: Commanding
Officer. Subject: Request for active
service.—1. I am very much disap
pointed at tile results at this office,
ind as I really feel that I can set
a good example of true patriotism to
others in this city and can render
more efficient service to the govern
ment by being transferred to a sea
going vessel, I respectfully request
that I be transferred from recruiting
dnty to active service Immediately.
2. If my request is approved, I
further request that I be assigned to
a vessel in the merchant service hav
ing a defensive armament, or to a
vessel that would be active engaged,
or have the prospects thereof, in case
of hostilities. My only desire would
be to have the assurance that I could
be stationed on a vessel having Phila
delphia as a home port, or that it
could be so arranged that I would
have the opportunity of visiting my
family at Philadelphia as often as
possible without Interference with
3. I have had about seven years'
experience as a light and heavy gun
pointer in the navy.
F. K. MINOR.
In taking this action Mr. Minor is
prompted by a spirit of patriotism,
feeling that in view of the fact that
his efforts to secure enlistments in
the. city have been unsuccessful, he
fan better serve his country in active
CHICAGO, April 2.—Col. Julius A.
Penn today began his afanual inspec
tion of military organizations In edu
cational Institutions under the juris
diction of the central division of the
war department. Among the schools
to be visited and dates are:
April 10—University of Nebraska,
April 11—Agricultural department
U. of N., Lincoln, Neb.
April 13—State Agricultural college.
Fort Collins, Colo.
April 16—University of Wyoming,
April 19—Iowa State A. and M.,
April 20—State IJ. of Iowa, Iowa
April 21—Dubuque college, Dubuque,
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Guard Placed on Wharf.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NEW LONDON, Conn., April 2.—A
guard from a United States war ship
has been plac«d on the wharf about
the German steamer Willehad, tied up
here. The Willehad acted as mother
ship for the German merchant subma
Wanna maker's Offer Accepted.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
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XMuiser offered by Rodman Wanna
maker, to the government has been
accepted by Rear Admiral Usher,
commander of the third naval district
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To whom it may concern:
You are hereby .notified that TBI
American Cement Machine Compwl
(an. Iowa Corporation) has filed
amendment to its Articles of Ir.corpoJ
ation by adopting in lieu of origlnir
Article III a new article providing
its capital stock shall be }120,000
vided into shares of $100 each,
which $11)0,000 shall be common sto
and $20,000 may be preferred stocB
but if not outstanding as preferre*
stock it may be issued as comma
All the remaining conditions of I
said new Article III are the
the provisions of the previous Artie
III, and all the provisions of the ort
inal article relating to common sto
and relating to preferred stock aPPl
to stock Issued under said new Artica
THE AMERICAN CEMENT MACHlNj
yj. g. MANDT, president.
C. J. KIRCH, Secretary.
To *hom It may be concerned:
You are hereby notified
ard Four Tire Company (an Iowa
poration) has amended
Incorporation, and in addition
increase of its authorized pre
capital stock from
$200,000 to $
has increased the said authorized
ferred stock from
$300,000 to $a'
and has also increased
stock from $40,000 to $loW00.
All of the provisions of the OT
articles applicable to
apply to said
preferred stock, and all the I
of the original articles rels***^ jj?
mon stock apply to said anthoH
crease of common stock and.
provisions of the original ia
A L. IIIGBEE, Secretary.
ft. H. AYRES, CHIROP^f08
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