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V." I'. ' t :.'. ft' Ci"! Gi- vril.'EU, Mo
under 1b aft of Vrc! 3. tS7.
If the ground ho? didn't see)
hu sha :ow an J flahi out he
There era bo many dry!
the ITsi -.'atvre the 'Vets
efr&ii c.f gutting soaked,
Ilur.drcda of legislative clerks
at Jt fTirron City have bad one
jay day but ret a lick of work.
Governor Major ec2CV3 imbued )
with the thought that the State
of I'isflcuri and the Democratic
iri ia not a ri state ta
1ave at this time, though the
Democrats think they own it.
Their title it v?ry defective,
The Republican party in Mis
'couri ia each a lively corpse that
the funeral proposed by the
Desjoerat3 has been indefinitely
The legislature "aint done
-nuthin' nohow" ancZaint a goin
to do r.uthin' till the members
-nd senators sret homesick or
tired of the clerks.
When two political parties
agree, on the main propositions
fi'fa fclitferra one ia-naturally
absorbed by the other, but a fish
never swallows a whale.
LL4or may be as sly a3 a fox.
and may rtn many a crooked
trail before he is caught but he
will have to renew his wind
several times if he is to lead a
chase for four years.
We modestly succrest to the
Democrats in the legislature that
an inspector cf bridges, with a
fat salary and eight or ten dejju -
ties might be a good thing for
Th? Democratic nronosition to
reduce the number of Capitol . nj fis me nominee oi u.e;r
Building Commissioners from ! Part'- As the men thus ignored
four to two is simply a proposi-! are the most potent in the Demo
tion to legislate one or two morecrat5c Party under norma! condi
Republicans out of office. itions the foxy little governor
o may find them hard to handle.
As there are two Republicans j The-V are not ti" ! time
en the Capitol Building Poard or monety " Deraocratlc
the Democratic senators are de-; Ppects just now.
fcermined to abolish it. Nooth.eri
real reason can be honestly as-j STONE VS. MAJOR,
signed for the pending Wilson j Of course Senator Stone wants
bill. 1 to be re-elected. No other politi-
: teal position is open to him. He
Having adopted, the ideas of
Governor Hadley and the Repub
lican party Governor Major and
tils frienda are attaching fat
salaries to thera for Democrats
and putting them on the statute
If Mr. Ground hog saw his
fJiadow and went back to sieep
the mysterious little brute may
have to spend some wann days
underground, as winter seems
as fickle as a widow with three
m. 1 ft- "
TlovernoriWilson will not give
up his New Jersey job till March
9 u.hon ho will draw his euber-
natorial pay. board a train for j 1916 when a successor to Senator
Washington and get on the 'Reed must be named. Before
government pay roll March 4. j that time the people may be em
Trfe President-elect is of the ! powered to elect a senator by
thrifty sort. He knows the ! direct vote. All signs now indi
virtue of a pay roll. cate a spirited fight on Senator
Everybody except lawyers who
depend.'on precedents in the trial
of their cases is ready for a re- j
form in court proeeedures that
will make facts piore potent
t'-;an the deliverances of judges
i,i similar cai.es. The people of
Ma ..-.untfv are heartily sick of
In the courts.
Th 1 n ; : o.;.it i .n f You
mi I'cnns oi .iii;e.';:ri, .v
l'xl.Kks ' rs r
Major Warn r, Ujvi.rrvr Gme-;
lien ar.-.l few i tht r v ar hcrcc:, i
Vi i j 1 j j i t i i. a great liar .ouet at I
Kan .-,.9 City i n the nij-'ht of
Lincoln's birthday. ' In-.mcw' iate
Jy thereafter more Republican
activity throughout the Slaie
Jchn R Sw.aPger, the
Republican Rank Commissioner,
ha3 made such a nne record in
j that ofHce that one of the biggest
(banking companies in the State
has employed him to take care
of its business with other banks.
The judgment of fehrewdrbankers
is irfiriittly better than the
wanxJ judgment of political
A3 tr.e L'crr.ccrauc lycr.rcas
has virtually approved the order
of President T&ft placing post-;
Cilices of the fourth class tind-sr;
civil service rules the postmast-;
era now holding such oniccs are
not apt to be disturbed and the
army of Democrats hungry for
their jobs will have to flee unto
the mountains of Hepsidam and
gnaw a file.
After sixteen years of the
most wonderful prosperity ever
enjoyed by any nation the people
of this country have taken their
Kovernment away from the party
that devised and promoted such
prosperity and placed it again
in the hand3 of the party that
plunged their country into the
hardest financial and industrial
depression the people had ever
President Tate, who will take
ud the duties of law professor at
Yale University after the close
of rua administration, will not
tsur the world in the interest of
peace arbitration. He has com
pleted plans for an extensive
visit in the south, after which
he will go to Yale University for
its commencement in June, "and
then to Murray Bay. Canada.
fr a three months stay
! In dispensing official favors
Governor Major has utterly
J ignored Democratic leaders who
; did not favor his nomination.
- though thev loyally supported
. t : ,i . i
cannot hope for Ki appointment
at the hands of President-elect
Wilson on account of hi Balti
more record and because the
Presidentelect is hot favorable
to the Stone type of Democratic
politicians. So if the senior
Missouri Senator cannot be re
elected he will be set aside en
tiaely. He has lately been in
the State seeking to line up his
friends for opening an aggres
sive campaign. It is not unlike
ly that Governor Major may be
ready in 1914 to seek the sena
torial toga now worn by Stone.
as he will be stronger politically'
in the middle of his gubernator
Ual term than near it3 clo.se in
Stone within his own party, this!
; year and next.
. i ire insurance companies nave
. had many heavy losses to pay
this winter. They would like to
have a raise of rates to make up
these losses but cannot follow the
i Standard Oil plan of assessing
tet finicalities i customers to mane up ueucien-jt-ies.
BY SENATE riAJORITV
Major Has Absolute Confrol of
Senate Majority Can Hinder the'
tyfouseand Prevent Legislation .
Not Conducive to Partv Inter- i
e::t3 Half of Session GonelH
With Only 13 days of Legisla
Jefferson City, February 10.
Nearly one half of the period
allotted to the present session of
the Legislature by the constitu
tion has pas3ed. At least ten' of
the 33 days alrcaiy spent were
devoted to organization and to
special occasions. Five Sundays
are to be counted out and five
Saturdays are not to be reckon
ed, as legislative fiays brcause
both bodies usually adjourn on
Friday till Uonday; therefore
only thirteen daya have been
spent in real legislative work.
The achievements of those thir
teen days cannot be determined
by lawa enacted or by the more
than one thousand bills introduc
ed. The real achievements
the things that are t6 count most
are the organization of politi
cal iorces and the programme
agreed upon for the forty days
yet before the law makers
Political lines have been drawn
close enough to warrant the con
clusion that the organization
really in control is at the com
mand of the Governor and that
no bill of any consequence will
pas' the two houses without the
approval of the little coterie of
Democratic leaders who know
what Governor Major want3 and
who are authorized to crack
the party whip."
As usual, the Democratic ma
jority in the Senate is the court
of last resort and will rule the
House, no matter who may pn
test. That has. long been the
Democratic way. The Senate
has, for many years through a
nliant Democratic maioritv. been
used to prevent legislation de-
sired by the people and enacted
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uy uie iiuue, ine:i '.miuiuu.v ;
represents the people more di-
rpcllv :ind mnrp f :4i'j-h f nil v than
th, o(innto. ,,nt n.r.rati,.
governors have not always eon-
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vroiieu toe uemocraue majority
in the Senate as Major now con-
trols it. It was against Govern-
or Folk. Of course it was against
Governor Hadley because he was
a Republican. Senatorial districts
have been so gerrymandered for
the last forty years that a major
ity of the thirty-four senators
have been and now are Demo
cratsand to that majority haa
always been committed whatever
party interests may have been
involved in Legislation, in appro
priations and in confirmations.
The Democratic majority in the
Senate to-day is, for all prrctieal
purposes, the Legislature itself.
It is in the hands of Governor
Major like clay in the hands of a
potter. At first there were in
dications that the Senate major
ity might not be controlled by
the Major element, but the fact
is aa patent aa any thing politi
cal could be that the governor
and the men who speak for him
hold thft Democratic majority in
the Senate with a firm grasp.
Some of the Democratic senators
are a bit obstinate and are allow
ed a little lee way but when the
clerk calls the roll on any matter
to which the majority is com
mitted these Senators follow the
bell sheep over the wall and sur
render like little lambs.
The established programme to
be followed to the end of the
'session includes the enactment
j of every measure suggested by
tjoveanor major . specially mose
-roviding for ne'.v oluets and
increased salaries. Every Demo
crat who gets his name on a
State pay roll, new or old, will
become a Major henchman.
When Senator Stone confronts
the Major Machine, or when
to t'.ki Csr-ini, f-r yrjr frr;;!:?
ifcub!cs, b .-cause w. ia surs it
ft ill help yv.ii. Remember th.it
this great Lras'.j reined
U"? n n h
; I 'f 1 ' ! ? 5 .
f fr i f f ' ' i I I
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has brought relief to thousands of 1
other id( women, so ft-hy ret to ! j
you? For he.adachs, backach?, j?
periodical palr.s, fcmalo vtak- It
many hsv ss!d It Is "?h; A
bft-.t medlcino to tr,ks." Try It! M
SclJ ia This City
Senator Reed confronts it, it will
be well greased, ably operated
and on a smooth track. Its pre
sent work ia that of smoothing
cut the kinks in the elec osy
nary, penal and educational eer
vice, The. appropriations, for
institutions will be liberal and
every man who ia to get a dollar
of the money appropriated will
have to prove up his claim as "a
friend of Major. " The vast
expenditures to be made from
the new capital fund will not
escape the control of the machine
unless an aroused public senti
ment prevents the. abolition of
the Board of Capitol Commission
ers or a reduction of its member
ship. That board is now bi
partisan and practically free
from politics but a bill is pend
ing that will, if enacted, place
the work it has been commission
ed to do and the millions it has
been authorized to expend at the
mercy of partisans.
In short, the evident program,
as indicated by every reliable
sign, is to make the present se3-
sion of the legislature contribute
in every possible way to welding
i 1 mm. oaafFBSfio
Good Work Pays
Qi'he Finest Quality of
Printing, th&t which is used
for advertising purposes, as
well as the commercial
forms, is the kind in which
there is the most money for
the advertiser and also for
the firm producing such
work. This growing de
mand for a better grade of
printing is due to the fact
that the public has at last
awakened to the educational
value of good printing.
(I1VK US A TJtlAI,
114 THEMIS STREET
""V tighter the bands by which the
j j Demo-ratio parly now holds tbo
' 'State and to give Major absolute
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control or trie party macHine.
Seven Rules For Wives.
Chief Probation O.Ti::cr Theo
dore Pulz of Milwaukee, Wis.,
wives which he recommended to
all desiring domestic happiness.
The rules follows:
Love, honor and obey your
Get breakfast for your husband
and see that he is properly
clothed before going to work.
Pe prompt with meals and ex
pect him to be prompt.
Keep your home, your children
and yourself neat and clean.
Don't tell him all your petty
household troubles: meet him at
the door with a kiss and smile.
Don't continually upbraid him
for past missteps.' Cultivate the
habit of forgetting disagreeable
Approach the mother-in-law
question with gloves on. It'a
dangerous. Keep cs good terma
with both mother-in-laws, but
don't tell you troubles to either.
Never allow your own mother to
reproach your husband.
Mr. Puis believes that aside
from drink mother-in-law causes
the most trouble. "A wife should
allow her husbank to get his own
breakfast as often as he allows
her to the furnace" says Mr.
It is remarked that the mail
order houses have not relaxed
their efforts to get business just
because a few dull months in the j
year appear. They everlasting-'
ly keep at the advertising end
of their business. I
I A soft answer ti:rneh away
wrath hut has no effort on a hook
i'be very time to ho pleasant
when the other people are
The parcel post will do most
anythingbutdarn socks and rock
The attempt to legislate Roose
velt out of a chance to run for
President again may furnish
him a new appeal to the people.
ea the 1st and 3rd
-round trip ticket via
rI Une t grft!y
homa and Arkansas
and to point in Missouri and
Kansas; irt opo vers allowed frti
and 25 days to look around.
Take advantage of these re
duced fares to investigate the
section that you've long been
Tickets food on Frisco's superb all
steel electric-lighted limited trains.
Tell the Frisco Agent rhefe you
want to go ho will give you lowest
cost or ticket, with lull facts about
schedule, train service, etc. -and
help you plan your trip.
See ihe Frisco
By the use 5 SYAr-!G3?-F5
T!s3 Creaf I2ct;s'dy for
It i a nreoaratlcm for both Interra! and fxtcr-
b&! UrUfUiHt trivf quirk relief to the i'ttnrcr.
MrtonMOty, It ttoas all ajMMfs and
Taken Inbernaxliy. it diadolvtrsj th pnimoiMn
ub-tallica and a4ct natur n rctortnsr thm
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One roMr por bottla. or awnt prciald apoi r.
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