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THE CAREER OF CHAMP CLARK
Olmo to Close Last Wednesday Af
ternoon-iMI Years tu House.
Washington, March 2. - Champ
Clark died here to-day in his 71st
year, and within two days of his re
tirement from the House of Repre
sentatives, after a service of twenty
Death was due lo an attack of
pleurisy and a complication ol' dis
eases incident to his advanced agc
l p to ten ?lays ago, however, when
h( developed a severe cold. Mr.Clark
had shared actively In the proceed-j
ings of the i Umso as the Democratic
To his last conscious moments the
former Speaker's mind was en
grossed with memories of his long
legislative career. .lust before he
lapsed into lnal unconsciousness
early to-day those who were by his
bedside heard him whisper, "The
question is on tho adoption of the
At Mr. Clark's bedside when the
end came were Mrs. Clark, their son,
Dennett Clark, and their daughter,
Mrs. James Thompson, of New Or
Tho body will be sent to the old
home at Howling Green, Mo., where
the former Speaker expected to re
tire at tho end of his Congressional
Mr. Clark presided over the House
throughout the World War, relin
quishing the Speakership after eight
years when the Republicans regain
ed control last year as a result of
their victory in tho 1918 Congres
sional elections. Ho then was chosen
ns tho Democratic loader in the
During tho present session lt was
apparent that tho former Speaker's
health was failing. Ho walked slow
ly, with a dragging step. While ho
usually was on the floor and follow
ed proceedings closely, ho rarely en
gaged In debate. On ono or two oc
casions, however, ho spoke at some
length on important questions.
Close friends believe his death was
hastened by tho death, a year i go of
his only grandchild. Champ Clark
Thompson, three-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. James M. Thompson. He
was passionately fond of his grand
son, and associates say that after
tho child's death they noticed a per
ceptible chango In his condition,
which in the spring of 1920 alarmed
n?ri-r fhe tu ml . how
li? regained ?vigor sud ?'?ok sri
. <: iivo pan in bl. campaign tor <
olA'RlPn iii ..AU*sot.ri. M 1.1 >..
was* defeated by approximately 3,000
votes. Judge T. W. Hukriede, of
Wnrrenton, Mo., was elected to the
seat in Congress held for so many
years by Mr. Clark.
In Congress : ?lice ISP2.
The former Speaker first was sent
to Congress in 1892, and after serv
ing one term he was defeated for re
election. Two years later, however,
he was again returned to Congress
and had served continuously sinco
that time. Ho soon became a na
tional ligure, and was chosen Speak
er when the Democrats gained con
trol of the House during the last
year of President Cleveland's admin
House Pays Tribute.
Immediately after tho death of
Mr. Clark was announced, tho Houso
recessed for thirty minuter?. Repre
sentative Rucker of Missouri, (Dom
ocrat.) who made tho announcement
of the ex-Speaker's death, said that
it was Mr. Clark's wish, as expressed
through his son, that thero bo no
interruption of Congress In its clos
Immediately convening after tho
thirty minutes* recess, tho House
adopted a resolution providing for
tho payment to Mrs. Clark of a
year's salary, totalling about $9,000.
Members of Mr. Clark's family
left the funeral arangements to Con
gressional loaders, who expressed
Name "Bayer" on Genuine
Reware! 1'nless you see the name
"Hayer" on package or on tablets you
are not getting genuine Aspirin, pro
scribed hy physicians for twonty-one
years and proved safe by millions.
Take Aspirin only as told in tho
Hayer package for colds, hoadacho,
neuralgia, rheumatism, oaracho,
toothache, lumbago and for pain.
Handy tin boxes of twelve Hayer Tab
lets of Aspirin cost few cents. Drug
gists also sell larger packages. Aspi
rin is tho trade mark of flayer Manu
facturo of Monoacoticacidesler of
tho wish to have services Saturday
In the rotunda o? the Capitol before
sending 'ho body to Dowling Green
for burial. A largo delegation of
Representative*: and Senators Willi
accompany the body to that place.
Lcd .Nomination Fight in 1?T15.
In the Democratic National Con
vention ut Ballimore in 10 12 Champ
Clark led on twenty-seven ballots
fcr die nomination as candidate for
President, and had a clear majority
Oti nine ballots, prior to the final
naming of Woodrow Wilson. The
two-thirds rule of tho convention
alono prevented Mr. Clark's nomina
tion. The honor which his party
lints paid him was the most notable
of his public life. In American poli
tical histr/y Martin Van Buren was
tho only other man who failed of
tho Democratic nomination for the
Presidency after having received a
majority of ibo votes in the national
convention, but he enjoyed tho uni
que distinction of bi.ng elected sub
Brynn Deadlocked Convention.
William Jennings Bryan's sensa
tional attack on Mr. Clark at Balti
more, charging him with being affil
iated with leaders representing "the
Interests," held the convention in
deadlock for more than a week.when
lt ended in the nomination of Wood
row Wilson. Bryan's speech, declar
ing that Thomas F. Ryan, August
Belmont and Charles F. Murphy
wero supporting Clark, was a bolt
from the blue which made the Clark
ranks waver. Clark supporters de
clared afterward that none of the
three leaders mentioned were for
Clark as first choice, but that the
unit rule carried tho New York del
egation to the Clark forces.
Tho breach between Bryan and
Clark never healed, although they
mot at a luncheon arranged by mu
tual friends a few months later and
exchanged perfunctory speeches.
Coolness between Clark and Wilson
wore off after tho President entered
tho White House, and on legislative
policies they worked In harmony,
except in one notable instance-the
repeal of tho Panama tolls exemp
tion-which Speaker Clark opposed
Tho failure of his candidacy at
Baltimoer never ceased to be the
disappointment of Mr. Clark's life.
Ho refused the nomination as Vice
President, and told the House on the
eve of his defeat that ho preferred
to remain as Speaker.
Hf?? otoctl ' ; lo the Sp urshii
of tho House como in the - 3d pou
grotte, prior to the Ba Uhuwo Con
! vc?tfou, and lt <v'?.s ev .\ 'united
In i?niuun m mw con
test Mr. Clark had made against the
rule of Speaker Joseph Cannon. Mr.
Clark had served in every Congress
' since and including the 43d, in 1913,
except the 64th, when he was de
Was Born Ju Kentucky.
Although Champ Clark was best
known as a Missourian, he was born
in Anderson, Ky., on March 7, 1859.
Ho was christened .lames Beau
champ Clark, but early in life he
reduced this lo Champ Clark. His
first work was as a farm hand, clerk
in a general store, and on a country
Ho was educated at Kentucky
University and Bethany College, and
at tho Cincinnati Law School. For
a short time he was president of
Marshall College, and at 22 held tho
record of being tho youngest college
president in tho United States. In
1875 he moved to Missouri, where
ho took up the study and practice of
law, and became the prosecuting at
torney In Pike county. His next step
took him Into tho Missouri Legisla
ture, whore ho formulated the Mis
souri primary law, an anti-trust sta
tute and an Australian ballot law.
Ho was permanent chairman of the
Democratic National Convention at
St. Louis In 1904, and headed the
commltteo that notified Alton B.
Parker of his Presidential nomina
Ho was first sent to the national
forum in 1 893. Although then re
garded aa "green," his .strength In
the House developed rapidly. When
John Sharp Willama left the House
for tho Senate, Representative Clark
was made minority loader by virtue
of his seniority of the ways and
means committee, which drafted thc
Payno-Aldrich tariff act. His service
on that committee, in trying to koop
dutlos down, won for him tho regard
of the Democrats, and his spocch ol
llvo hours against tho bill was ont
of the notablo addresses of that Con
Mr. Clark's sincerity, frlendshiv
for opponents and adherents alike
his fairness as a presiding offlcei
and his knowlodgo of history, hb
lovo of clean anecdotes and humor
ons stories, and his marvelously re
tentive memory ranked with his at
tributes of leadership. Ho welded
tho minority into a virtual Demo
eratic unit when he was minority
leader, and after the ousting of Can
non, which robbed Ibo Spoakorshit
of many of its powers, ho divider
Yow Had Better Crack Hickory Nuts and Hunt
Rabbits than Raise Cotton You Cannot Sell, j
waa Ute inajorily loader Underwood
the control of the Democrats in the
House, and they formed a great and
systematic working team.
Physically he was a giant, stand-1
ing over six feet two inches in his
height and weighing a trifle more
than two""hundred pounds.
Speaker Clark and Mrs. Clark,
tho latter being a familiar figure In
the Speaker's bench in the gallery,
entertained not only at an annual
New Year's house and at other func
tions, but gave .informal weekly
luncheons at the Capitol, to which
members of both Houses, and others,
were invited. Genevieve Clark,
whose engagement to James M.
Thompson, a New Orleans newspa
per editor, was announced in the
waning days of the 63 Congress, and
Dennett Clark, parliamentarian of
tho House ct the Speaker's appoint
ment, whom tho Speaker hoped to
have succeed to his seat in Congress,
comprise tho rest of tho immediate
family of the deceased.
DODSON'S LIVER TONE
KIDDS CALOMEL SALE.
' Don't sicken or salivate yourself
or paralyze your sensitive liver by
taking calomel, which ls quicksilver.
Your dealer soils each bottle of pleas
ant, harmless "Dodson's Liver Tone"
under an Ironclad, money-back guar
antee that lt regulates tho liver,
stomach and bowels bettor than cal
omel, without making you sick-15
million bottles sold.-adv.
Superintendent Beaten by Citizen.
York, S. C., March 3.-Informa
tion has been received hare of the
severe whipping of the superintend
ent of tho high school at Blacks
burg, recently, by a citizen of that
town. Tho citizen, said to bo a much
larger man than the school superin
tendent, met tho latter on the street
and beat him up severely. Ho was
fined $40 for tho alleged assault in
mayor's court, and from the finding
of that court took an appoal.
Tho attack on the teacher, it is
said, carno after the teacher had
slapped a child of tho citlzon for al
Habitual Constipation Cured
in 14 to 21 Days
.LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a spcciolly
proparcd SyrupTonic-I.axatlvo for Habitual
Constipation. It relieves promptly but
should bo taken regularly for 14 to 21 days
to induce regular action. It Stimulates and
Regulates. Very Pleasant to Take 60c
.J. HONOR ROLL. 4.
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Following is the honor roll of the
Earle's Grove school:
Primer-Lela Grant 97, Ruby Lee
97, Ralph Vickory 97, Ethel Baker
97, Albert Clarke 9 6, Elbert Clarke
96. Lillian Bischoff, Teacher.
First Grade-Johnnie Lee 97,Aza
lee Smith 06, Harrie Richey 9 5, Da
vid Lee 95.
Second Grade-I). C. Clark 9 6,
Louie Hubbard 96, Aden Honea 95,
Floyd Lee 95, Jasper Richardson 95.
Ruth Cox, Teacher.
Third Grade-Clara Callabam 96,
Lexie Crawford 96, Eva Kay 96,
Clara Campbell 95.
Fourth Grade-Whit Simmons 98,
Fostine Simmons 9 6, Harrison Lee
95, Ethel Gibson 95.
Fifth Grade--Lucile Campbell 95,
Milton McCrary 95, Lula Baker 95.
Sixth Grade-Dollie Crawford 95,
Rosa Leo Ables 95.
Sue Ellon Cox, Teacher.
Seventh Grade-Clay Grant 96.4,
Hubert Callahara 96, Janie Sim
mons 95.6, Ernest Richardson 95,
Henry Brock 95.
Eighth Grade-Leland Grant 97,
Clinton Ables 95.
Ninth Grade-Thelma Graham 97.
Tenth Grade-Bula Ables .96.2,
Theodore Stevenson 9 6.8, Lillian
Rico 96.5, Keiner Whitfield 95.6,
Clarke Ablcs 95.4, Ruby Whitfield
95. Milton Nicholson,
Between Two Pires.
(Minneapolis Tribune. 1
'Mary," ordered the teacher,
"throw that gum In tho waste bas
The pupil's face grew scarlet but
she did not stir.
"If you do not put thu4 gum in
tho wasto basket Immediately I will
send you out of the room," said tho
Tho little girl walked reluctantly
to tho desk.
"I can't, teachor," she confessed;
"lt's ma's gum, and sho'll lick me if
I como homo without lt."
UAH Sit <3oo%
Guttering a Specialty,
Walhalla, S. C.
Lift Off with Fingers
Doesn't hurt a blt! Drop a little
"Freezono" on an aching corn, In
stantly that corn stops hurting, the?
shortly you lift it right off will
Your druggist sells a tiny cottle
"Froozono" for a few cents, swfficl a
to remove every hard corn, so!t corn
or corn between tho toes, and Ibo
calluses, without soreness or Wi
--. ? -
Will Still bo Wilson's Doctor.
Washington, March 3.-Arran
wore understood to-day to ha Ve bi ev
made whereby Rear Admiral Cf r
T. Grayson will continuo as physi
cian to President Wilson. Dr. Gray
son's intlmato and expert knowled
of Mr. Wilson's aliment, lt waa sa: t.
made lt advisable for him to con
tinue his services, and his work ai
head of the naval dispensary her
to which he was recently assigned,
will not interfere with such an ar
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Snap killed six big rats. Poultry raisers should usr.
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(rom dead rats. Three sires. Prices. 35c, 65c, 91J&
Sold and guaranteed by
Barton's Drug Store,
Wliitmiro-M^arott Hardware Co.
O Wad, Indeed!
(Jock, in Chicago Tribune.)
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To see their legs as others eec 'ein!
'Twad frae monle a short skirt fre -
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