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USE Will DILI
Enforcement BUI Hay B Vetoed
. PrerUkma Art toe Drastic,
Warning Girea Radicals
FARMERS COULD NOT
MAKE APPLE CIDER
Conservstives Fear Radical Will Go
to Far and May Cause Rertv
lutloa of Feeliaf oa the
Washington. July 16 The prohi
bition enforcement bill aa drafted by
the radical section of the dry forcea
la ao drastic that it might create a re
volution of feeling throughout the
country on the whole liquor question,
according to conservative members of
the prohibition faction, when they be
gan aa effort to modify the more dras
tic provisions of the bill Defeat in
the senate if too severe restrictions
were added to the enforcement bill,
was the warning given by the con
servatives to the radical element
Word was spread during the day
that other prohibitionists were pre
paring to write into the bill a provis
ion, stricken out by the committee,
which would prohibit a man's "using"
any little liquor he might happen to
have around the house. Under the
"bill now before the house, it is ex
tremely doubtful, a member of the
Judiciary committee said today,
whether a person could give a drink
of whiskey to a friend at his own fire
side without running the risk of ar
rest There werevmany informal con
ferences at which some of the drastic
provisions of the bill, as pointed out
by Representative Pou, democrat of
North Carolinaand a pioneer prohi
bitionist were called up like a bar
room ghost to keep the radicals from
going too far.
The farmer's wife who makes a
quart of blackberry wine at home for
use in her own family, Mr. Pou said,
could be prosecuted and sent. to jail.
The farmer's home, where a little
cider is made for the family, would
be a nuisance under the law, according
to Mr. Pou, who declared that Russia
in the days of the czar's highest pow
er never made a law that was so far
reaching. Members from some of the south
ern states were questioned by eastern
and western representatives as 10 we
volume f liquor turned out by moun
tain distillers and known as "moon
shine." This was a question on which
they were unable to give first-hand
information. Mr. Pou told, the houBe
the other day that in a dozen states
that have already adopted prohibition
there are in operation more illicit
stills than there ever were saloons at
any time in the history of those states.
But while some of the radicals ex
press confidence that they will be able
to amend the bill so as to make it even
more drastic than the committee at
tempted, Chairman Volstead told
members today he was satisfied that
it would go through now as 'substan
tially drawn. It has stood up under
the attack of anti-prohibitionists who
have failed to eliminate a single sec
tion, and Mr. Volstead believes those
who are bent on making it still more
drastic will yield to cooler heads who
Insist it should be passed in its pres
Indications tonight were that con
sideration of the measure would not
be resumed tomorrow.
"Unless set aside by special rule,
the house could take up this bill to
morrow and reach a vote by Satur
day," said Representative Igoe, demo
crat of Missouri, in charge of the
minority fight against it This pre
diction was based, however, on the as
sumption that the radical element
would not attempt finally to force
through added restrictions.
TO USDS HUMS
Yields From 14 to 35 Bushels
and Quality Is Fair Consid
crisIIot Weather and
Yates, Center, July 16- (Special.)
Woodson county has just completed
the biggest wheat harvest in its his
tory, and it was all saved. Thresh
ing crews are busy taking care of it
and where the farmers cannot get ma
chines at once, they are stacking. The
wheat crop in this county went from
twenty bushels to thirty-one bushels
to the acre. E- W. Naylor finished
threshing yesterday and his crop made
tUrty-one bushels to the acre. The in
dications aie that a large acreage will
la r-t ia arain thl f a3 in this eocn-
Harvest llands Hop Off Freight
and rue into AuiomoDue
Without Uttering a
Word to New Boss
Salina. July (Special.) Sulli
van Russell, a farmer near Hays, in
need of harvest hands, sent his broth
er on Sunday to a nearby town in
search of two men. En route the
brother met a freight train going
west It was covered with men as
thick as black birds in a cherry tree.
The brother had paaaed thru two
to wns "without finding men and on xne
theory that the men on the train were
harvest hands he turned his car
around and chased the train which
was a fast one. Young Russell's car
had to make fifty miles an hour to
catch it Getting even with the train
he ensraeed two men in conversation
by the sign language, indicating with
two fingers that he wanted two men
and with all the fingers oh both hands
snread apart 'and held up indicated
that he would pay $10 a day. When
the train stopped at Victoria two men
left the train, climbed into the car
and vfcre off without exchanging a
word with the driver, all the arrange
ments bavins? been made by the sign
language while the car was traveling
between forty and fifty miles an hour
beside the railroad train.
ALUMNI TO ORGANIZE
Manhattan, Kan., July 16 Agri
cultural college alumni are going to
form an organization in every county
in Kansas. AU graduates and former
students will be asked to become
members. The county organizations
will be branches of the general asso
Pointing out to the college oppor
tunities for service in the various
counties of the state will be one of the
principal functions of the organiza
tions, which will also, however, be
WOULD PAY TRIBUTE TO THE
FAITHFUL WAR ANIMALS
Boston. July 17 Francis H. Row
ley, president of the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, oe
lieves that the State should recognise
the work done by horses, dogs and
other animals whose faithful services
and whose suffering and death were
Dart of the price paid in the world
war waged in behalf of the liberties of
These were the sentiments ex
pressed by the Committee on State
Libraries in speaking in favor ox a
resolve authorizing the erection of a
memorial tablet in the State House in
honor of the animals and birds which
took part in the war.
Mr. Rowlev said that the "Lost
Battalion." commanded by Colonel
Whittlesey, was found when a pigeon
flvinsr from it brought word of its
whereabouts to the main American
forces in France. Dogs also have
carried messages which resulted in the
saving of hundreds of human lives,
ADOPTS SIX ORPHANS, REGRETS
HE HAS NO MORE ROOMS
Providence, R. I, July 17 The ap
peal of Colonel H. Anthony Dyer:
Who will adept an orphan 7" baa
been answered by Leo F. Myers, well
known in sporting circles who has
adopted six orphans. They are being
tenderly cared for by Mrs. Myers, who
told Colonel Dyer she wished her home
was large enough to accommodate
more. Colonel Dyers appeal was an
swered by a number of wealthy East
Side residents, who are said to nave
made arrangements to care for one or
more orphans in one of the many in
"I wish there were more men and
women like Leo Myers and 'his wife,
and we would be assured of good
homes for a number of unfortunate
children who badly need homes," said
Th adoption of aix children py
Mvers will result in other prosperous
men taking children to their homes,
in the opinion of social workers.
"It keeps me busy buying for the
children, but I enjoy it" is Meyer's
Leo F. Myers was a political leader
of prominence in Philadelphia before
coming to this city several years ago.
BURBANK HAS NOTHING
ON WESTERN GARDNER
Hutchinson. Kan- July 17 By
crossing a weed with a potato plant
Aaron BelL a Lyons. Kan- truck gar
dener, has developed a bugless pota
to. The leaf of the new plant has a
weedy taste. Mr. Bell declares, which
the bugs do not like, and they wCl not
touch the leaf. On the other hand.
the potato plant is not harmed.
While last year was a poof potato
season, llr. Bell grew sixty-firs bosh
c'.j frora seven Icihelj cf st
Mir. SS CMS
President Invites Republican Leaders
to Come to White House for
Series of Conferences
EXPECTS TO REDUCE
OPPOSITION TO PACT
Wilson Will Fall to Lessen Opposition
to Unreserved Ratification of
the Peace Treaty, Say
Washington. July 16. Republican
senators have been invited to the
White House for a series of confer
ences with the President
The conferences, in which the Presi
dent will have personal talks with the
senators, were a part 'of the aggress
ive effort being made to obtain the
early ratification of the peace treaty,
and to lay before the opposition his
reasons for asking that the league of
nations be adopted.
A half dozen senators, whose names
were withheld, were asked to meet the
president tomorrow and it was indl
mtpH that the invitations would be a
daily feature until Mr., Wilson had
seen most of the republican member
ship of the treaty ratifying body.
During the day he selected fifteen
whom he desires to see this week.
Pendine? receipt of the invitations,
senators reserved their opinions as to
the move, although republican leaders
opposing the treaty in its present
form, did not hesitate to predict that
the White House talks would fail to
lessen the opposition to unreserved
Those in the president's confidence
indicated that the burden of his ap
peal to the republican senators would
concern the leasrue of nations and the
Shantung settlement the two provis
ions which have aroused greatest crit
cism in the senate. It was predicted
that he would tell his callers the com
plete details of the negotiations on
these points and on any others that
might he brought into question.
That it might be in a better situa
tion to consider the Shantung provis
ion, the foreira relations committee
agreed today to ask the state depart
ment for copies of all available
treaties bearing on Japanese and Ger
man interests in China.
FARM LAND COMES HIGH
Several Hiawatha Deals at Above
$300 an Acre.
Hiawatha. July 15. (Special)
Charles Koelliker sold his 160-acre
farm, eight miles east of Hiawatha,
to Charles Moore for $55,000. Eight
years ago Koelliker paid $20,000 for
the farm. Mr. Koelliker has oougni
the 160-acre farm adjoining the place
he sold, on the west from William
Honer for $60,000. This makes $375
an acre. Mr. Moore, before buying
the Koelliker farm, sold his ninety-
Mven-acra place, eleven miles nortn-
east of Hiawatha, to William Ploeger
for $30,000. The total for the three
sales was $145,000, or an average of
$347.72 ah acre.
EVEN RAT CATCHING GOES
HIGHER; NOW COSTS $U5
London. July 17. There seems to
be no limit to the increased cost of
things in London these hectic days of
The latest rise is in rat catching.
The salary of $1250 a year offered by
the Kent County Council for an offi
cial rat catcher marks a distinct rise,
as the same official was employed by
the London City Council the year be-
fnr th war for $240. The latter fig
ure,' however, compared unfavorably
with the $500 a year paid in the eigh
teenth century to the "Rat Catcher to
TTla Mftleittv" who was also provided
with a scarlet uniform embroidered
with yellow figures of rats destroying
BEATS RUG ALTHOUGH WASH
WAS OUT; FINED $50.0$
Boston, July 17. Has a woman who
lives upstairs the right to beat her
rugs at a time when the washing of
the family downstairs ia banging out
and right in the path of the rug dust?
Mrs. Bessie Gordon, who lives down
stairs in a house in Dorchester, thinks
not it developed when she was found
guOty in the Dorchester Court ot
damaging personal property belong
ing to Mrs. Frances Freidman.
Mrs. Friedman alleges that Mrs.
Gordon had slashed a $75 parlor rug
of hers after she had beaten it over
the protest of Mrs. Gordon that the
Gordon washing was out
Mrs. Gordon was fined $50. She sp-
Daily Happenings in Oklahoma's Busiest Mining Town,
: ' Miss Goldie Lile - . Correspondent
Mrs. Ira Moss was shopping in
Mr. and Mrs. George Write have
moved to Joplin.
John Moss and family are moving
into their new home.
Mr. and Mrs. Hendric were fishing
at Riverside Tuesday.
Anna Watkina of Carthage visited
John Brown Monday.
Mrs. J. A. Bean who has been ill is
Improving very slowly.
Allie Rosencrana made a business
ftrip to Baxter Tuesday.
Miss Opal Burros was visiting in
Picher Sunday evening.
W. J. Rigney made a business trip
to Parcell, Mo., Tuesday. '
The Booster meeting Monday was
postponed until Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherley and baby have
moved to Fort Worth, Texas.
Roy McKlnley is visiting relatives
ia Fort Worth and Dallas, Tex.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Dixon have moved
into Mr. Francis Sanders' house.
Joe Nelson and Mert Gilbert made
a business trip to Webb City yester
day. Max Elliott and Miss Ruth Harp
attended the show at Picher Monday
Mrs. Marie Walters, Lina Martin
and Stella Walters are at Noel, Mo.,
Mrs. Frank Cooper and son of
Carthage are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Sadie Moss and Miss Winnie
Moss were transacting business in Tar
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Arnhart of Jop
Un were visiting Mr. and Mrs. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Kite are mov
ing their household goods to Joplin,
104 West Sea street
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Frazer mo
tored to Neck City and spent the day
with friends Sunday.
Raymond' Arnhart who has just re
turned from a ten months stay in
France, visited Mr. and Mrs. H. Hodge
Raymond Johnson's cousin, S. H.
Johnson who has spent sixteen months
in France, was visiting in Hockerville
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Peters and
two, children, Lavern and Ermil, of
Pittsburg, Kan, are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Hinman of Hockerville.
PIG IN A POKE PROVES TO
BE EXCELLANT BARGAIN
Wheeling. W. Va,, July 17 At an
"old hoss" sale here recently an un
claimed suitcase sold for $4.75. The
purchaser found hidden in the cloth-
jng a $50 Liberty Bond.
FIVE TREES FOB HEROES
Dwlght HL, July 17 With veter
ans of the Civil War placing them,
five memorial trees were planted here
in honor of the five heroes of the great
war for civilization, one of them a
woman. The trees have been entered
on the national honor roll of the Am
erican Forestry Association at Wash
ington by the Dwight Women's Club.
PREDICT COAL SHORTAGE
New York. July 17 New York coal
dealers are anticipating a coal ehort-
sge this winter, due, they say, to the
return to Europe o f thousands of for
eigners who have been working in the
mines in this country.
Coal cards similiar to those used
during the war may have to be re
sorted to next winter.
THREE SCORE AND TEN
CLUB" FORMS IN KANSAS
Lawrence, Kan., July 17-A "three
Score and Ten" club, composed of men
who have passed the age of seventy
has been organized in this city. The
club meets daily in a park downtown
during the summer. Plans will he
made for the winter season later. The
only requisite for membership is that
the candidate must be past seventy
years of age.
HUSKY'S QUICK RETORT
SECURES HIM A JOB
Topeka Kan, July 17 The Santa
Fe Railroad has been advertising for
brakemen in the Eastern newspapers.
A t!g, tall, raw-boned, homely chap,
looting lis a prize f shter, called on
Clyde Logan has a new Dodge car.
Mrs. W. E. Brodie is visiting friends
Miss Gladys Powell was a Baxter
Mrs. Law made a business trip to
Miss Minnie Powell was a Quapaw
Mrs. Mays, who has been very ill is
G. W. Ludy attended the show at
Baxter Wednesday night
Irving Hocker made a business trip
to Miami Wednesday.
Mr. Cooper of Joplin was a Hock
X-Ray at Dr. McCormick's Hos
pital in Baxter Springs.
Mrs. L. C. Hocker is nursing her
brother, Floyd Bailey, who is very 111.
Miss Zoe Pike and Miss Alice Whit-
aker were shopping in Picher Tues
Miss Blance Powell and Phil Butler
attendedthe show at Baxter Wednes
Miss Cleo Dodson spent the after
noon with Miss Gladys Powell Wed
nesday. Mr. Edmonder of Carthage, was a
business visitor of Hockerville Wed
nesday. Mrs. J. H Writesman, of Galena,
is visiting Mrs. E. Campbell, of Hock
erville. Miss Opal Bain, of southwest Mis
souri has been visiting Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Niles.
The Star Cafe has changed hands
and the new proprietor's name is
Miss Alvia Picket of Hockerville,
has been seriously ill at her friend's
home- in Tar River.
Misses Ella Moss, Goldie and Lillie
Lile attended the show at Baxter
Miss Goldie and Jewel Pendleton at
tended the show of "Tarzan of the
Apes" yesterday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Collins reported
the arrival of a baby boy July 15,
named Raymond Lee Collins.
Raymond Johnson, Mrs. Maud
Ewalt and daughter, Cleo, attended
the show at Baxter Wednesday night
Ed Lunchford and John Gates, of
Galena, Kan., visited Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Seamon of Hockerville Tuesday
General Manager Fred C. Fox, who
does all the hiring and applied for a
job. "I see you want some brakemen
and I would bice a job," said the man.
"We dont need any," said Mr. Fox,
after sizing up the man.
"Then take that ad out of ti East
ern papers and quit fooling us fel
lows," demanded the man. "I came
all the way from Philadelphia to get
a job in reply to your ad."
"Well, we do need some brakemen,"
said Mr. Fox, "but we dont need you.'
"Why?" queried the man.
"I dont like your looks."
"So you hire a man on his looks?"
"Who in hell hired you?" demanded
the job seeker.
"YouH do," said Mr. Fox. "Report
BACK BROKEN, WALKS MILE
' New Castle, Pa., July 17 Mont
Weatherby, a farmer, walked a mile
to a physician's office with a broken
back. A tree had fallen on him. It is
believed that the stamina that enabled
him to perform this feat will pull him
CURB ON BATHERS STOPS
EPIDEMIC OF EYESTRAIN
Cleveland, Ohio, July 17 Fearing
an epidemic of eyestrain, Park Di
rector Waite haa decreed that bathing
suits of the Mack Sennett girl type
would not be "worn" on Cleveland
beaches. Shoulders- covered, and
skirts not higher than four inches
above the knee are the specifications
for Cleveland misses. Stockings may
be dispensed with, Waite. says, just to
show what a liberal guy he ia. .
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YIELDS 25 BUSHELS
Agenda Fanners Have No. Kick Coat
ing oa Crop
Agenda, July 15- Special) Ee
ports of the' first wheat tlresied near
Miss Delsie Pendleton was a Ilock
erville visitor yesterday.
Mr. Atterbury attended the show at
Baxter Wednesday night
Miss Gladys Powell attended the
show at Baxter Wednesday. .
Mrs. Henry, formerly Mrs. Jefferies,
is moving hack to Hockerville. .
Mr. Wolf, of Tar Biter, was a
Hockerville visitor Wednesday.
Mrs. W. L Rumis, of Ft Arthur,
Texas, is visiting C. W. Nile.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kirk made a busi
ness trip to Carterville Monday. '
Mr. McLean of Picher was a busi
ness caller in Hockerville yesterday.
Mrs. Ira Mom and son, Nathan,
were shopping in Baxter Wednesday.
Mrs. E. Campbell la visiting her
mother, Mrs. A. W. Coats of Galena.
Miss Irene Spencer, of Miami, called
at the Hockerville Realty Co, Wed
nesday, in interest of some of her
The Miners' Theatre ia going to
start a mew Western play. It is to
start next Saturday night and con
tinue for seven sights.
Dr. Cannon, physician and sur
geon, also eyesight specialist, glasses
fitted under guarantee. Over Jack
son's drug store, Baxter.
The Booster Meeting was postponed
Wednesday night because of the shew
at Baxter, the "Tarzan of the Apes,"
which was reported to be one of the
finest of the season.
Jack AUinson had his' hand hurt
when a boulder rolled on It at the
Blue Mound Mine one day last week,
but it is Improving nicely now.
Zina Moore, one year old daughter
of Mr .and Mrs. J. M. Moore, attend-
ed Sunday school on her first birth-'
day and gave her birthday offering.
Manager Black of the Baxter Gas
Co and his assistants are at Hocker
ville reviewing the city for gas, and
are running the gas line to the Lucky
Jennie Mine. ' J ' '
Misses Goldie and LOlie LUe enter
tained Miss Winnie Moss of Hocker
ville and her sister, Miss Ella Moss
of Calvin, Okla, Sunday evening.
They served ice cream and cake for
M!n" PaKMa Hirrii will leave this
week for her home in Kansas City,
Mo., and from there she will leave im
mediately for Denver, Colo, Salt Lake
City, Portland, andSeattle. She will
remain out west the rest of the sum
mer, visiting her aunt of Seattle and.
this fall will enter a conservatory of
Agenda are that it yielded twenty-one
bushels per acre. Near Cuba, even
better yields are being reported, Jo
seph Havel retting an average of
twenty-five bushels and a test of six
ty-one pounds. Emanuel Schneberged,
another Cuba farmer, got nineteen
bushels, with a test of fifty-five
pounds, from one field, and from an,
other field an average yield of 2L1
bushels and a test of fifty-nine pounds.
WHEN POKES ISNT POKES
Cleveland. Ohio. July 17 "If all
those who play for a tea cent limit
were arrested I'd be fined for no&lzg
up traffic, the crowd would be sa
great" So said Mundpal Judge How
ard as he discharged seven card play
ers arraigned before him after learn-,
ing that a dime was the limit
Miss Olive Amos of Cohnsbus, was
the week end guest of Misses Nettle
and Mary Smith.
Mrs. a W. Xarr is on the sick UK.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale and two ctJLJren,
Marie and Gordon, of Galena; H-J
Olive Amos, of Columbus, and Mr. esj
Mrs. C. W. Smith and family, and l!r.
Glen Zerbef of Baxter Springs ecra
posed a picnic and swimming party ci
Shoal Creek, near the Ekkner ErL'jt
Miss Nettie Smith and Glen Zed rr
motored to Columbus Wednesday ev
ening. Misses Nettie and Mary Smith t-J
Olive Amos called oft Miss CI Tits
Misses Olive Amos and Mary
called on Mrs. A. B. Bryant Til 7
Miss Nettie Smith and Gen r
called on Mr. Zerberti fa&er f -ter
Messrs. Lee Jackson and T.
Amos, of Columbus, called at C .
Smith's h-X TLsrsisy evclr-.