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ME HAYTI HERALD
he only Recognized Straight Democratic fNewspaper in Pemiscot County.
HAYTI, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1913.
SIDE LIGHTS ON SOME LOCAL OPTION BILLS.
Laws Should Be Equitable. throat pnrdin.il principle, upon
which ull niir laws are supposed
We now have three different to rest, is announced m the
bms introduced in 1 he legislature, nni.xiin "Kquiil rights to all,
proposing to amend tin present special privileges to none." The
local option law. One ol' these organic law e;u;ir:inteos to every
hills, known as the Unit, Law individual equality, and why the
Hill, was introduced in the house ,.i0 shoidd not he applied to
ty Keprese.ntative Hay of Calla-1 cities we cannot understand. A
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the liquor question will not bear
scrutiny. They pay a city with
such a population affords such
police control as to Justify the
law. It seems to us that a town
play a square deal a petition
was circulated this week, ad
dressed to Senator Henry Cain,
asking him to offer an amend
ment, to Senator Hawkins' lo-
this, aud wo sincerely trust this
bill will pass.
Senator Hawkins, evidently in with J ,000 population affords he.t-jcal option hill, raising the popula
preparing his hill referred to, ,.,. police control over saloonsition from ..(KK, to 10.000. for
hud principally in mind the con- an,i enforces the. liquor laws i towns to vote independently of
ditions of his own county, Dunk-' mure strict I v Hum is clone in a 'the county in local option elce-
compel each county as a whole,
including villages, towns and
general law which affects indivi
duals unalike has always been
condemned, and therefore why
lis county has no city W.jty uf 100,000 population. The
a population of 7,000. smaller the town the fewer the
We would like for his law, should (saloons, and the easier the task
it pass, to be raised another ."000, for the police to maintain guard
so as to bring this county within land pbse.rve violations of the law.
its purview as it would our sister Take" for instance the Oily of St.
cities therein, to vole at a single should not a general law which I counties. The Senator may say iLoui The police arc continual
election on the liquor question, .affects cities unalike be class
with the one result, binding upon I legislation? A law that will allow
all. In the event this bill should J., city of fi.OOO population to vote
become a law. we would then j separate to itself on the liquor
have established in the state the question and prevent a city of
Unit Law so much discussed of j 4, KH) population from voting sop-
Senator Cain of Stoddard coun
ty has introduced a bill in the
senate proposing to make cities
of 50,000 population vote sep
arate from the county on the
question. Sen. Hawkins of Dunk
lin county has introduced a bill
in the senate proposing to make
cities under o,000 population vote
a rate to itself on the proposition,
it seems to us, is not only flag
rantly unjust, but out of accord
with American principles.
In this county (Pemiscot) in
IflOG the county voted dry and
had no saloons for four years. In
the same year the county seat of
this county voted wet and had
saloons during the four years the
with the county on the question, i other towns in the county were
We do not favor either of the last dry. It is needless to say that
bills mentioned, because they local option was a notorious
are not founded upon principle, .failure. The county seat prosper
but upon mere guess and specu- j ed on account of having saloons
lation, if anything at all. The (drawing cards for trade) to such
bills themselves prove this asser- extent its population doubled
tion. One puts the line of do- n the four years, while the other
marcation at 5,000 and the other towns in the county decreased in
at 50,000. The present law puts population, were without revenue
it at 2500. A bill was introduced to maintain public improvements,
in the senate at a past legislature. iind had business failures galore,
putting it at 10,000. Now which During these four years the
of these is the proper figure? Is greater amount of rural trade,
there any rule of mathematics, formerly enjoyed by other towns,
logic or morals by which you can especially Hayti, situated within
attain a solution? None. Then rsjx ,Tiles of the county seat,
is not a law such as the. Cain and ; went to the merchants of
Hawkins bill conceived in mere ' Caruthersville. These undis
guess or speculation rather than puted facts show the injurious
in principle? Again, a law that'effects cf the present local
will accord to one city in a county Opti0n iaw upon one town
a right which it denies another and the good effects upon anoth
city in the same county cannot er. Such a law should be
,ini,,.;u i, c,inn,i :,, 1.:,w,:i abolished at once and one enact-
A city is a community of indivi
duals and as a whole may be eon
in reply to tins that uaruthors-
ville has under 5,000 population.
But, Senator, it is an easy mat
ter to extend the corporate
limits to make up the deficiency,
as was done in WOO. We believe
that Senator Ely of Dunklin was
in favor of raising the law to
10,000 when he wa in the senate,
several years ago.
The opinion seems to be grow
ing over the stale that the Unit
Bill will pass the lower house in
a gallop, but that when it arrives
in the senate something will hap
pen to it and it will sicken and
die the death. Now surely our
senators are not made of differ
ent stuff from that of our repres
entatives? The senate is a re
presentative body of the people
and is directly answerable to the
people as is the house. So, why
should we bo alarmed? A sena
tor is responsible for the record
he makes in public life the same
as is a representative, and the
people will hold him to account
ability on an even basis. Let the
senate strike at this Unit Law, if
it chooses, then watch the people
strike at the senator in the next
election who participates in the
defeat of this measure. The
rural districts in the state are al
most unanimously in favor of
this law, and the rural districts
are wide awake to what is going
on at .Jefferson City.
ed in its place which will apply
equitably to all communities
alike. The Unit Law, introduced
A False Theory.
The theory advanced in sup
port of the local option law which
will permit a city having a popu
ly having trouble with the sa
loons, the winerooms. the clubs,
and the enforcement of the Sun
day law with them is almost im
possible, while, in a town like
Hayti '(1500 population) the sa
loons conform strictly to the
laws, and we have no winerooms
or clubs, and the Sunday law is
obeyed to the letter, and the po
lice are only busy with the custo
mer who gets in his cups and
wants to create a disturbance in
some public place. In a small
town if a saloon violates a law
not only the police know it, but
everybody else knows it and the
prosecuting attorney is informed
of it. For these reasons saloons in
a small town keep the law, for
fear they may be put out of busi
ness. In a city of large popula
tion this condition does not exist,
and therefore the smaller the
town the better the control. The
question then arises, why give a
city of 5,000 or 50,000 population
the right to do what a smaller
cjty cannot do? There is but one
answer to this question: Some
body's reasoning is at fault or
somebody is looking after some
special interest. It would be
Justus veas.ona.ble to make the
law 4,900 or 19,990.
The Herald is in favor of the
Unit Law or a law that will let
every incorporated town and city
having police protection deter
mine for itself whether it shall
have licensed saloons.
tions. In the meantime, let us
remind the people of Pemiscot
county that no petitions are be
ing circulated in Caruthersville
or other parts of the county,
and Hayti is shouldering the
light alone. Lt is hard
for us to believe that it is
the desire of the people of the
county for Caruthersville to have
saloons and the balance of the
county dry, which is what the
Hawkins bill means, and the peo
ple of Hayti, including the lead
ing saloon men, have signed this
petition. Why don't the people,
including the citizens of Caruth
ersville, come to our aid and give,
us their assistance?
T. L. Dorris, the Hayti mer
chant, paid this office a pleasant
call while here Sunday. He
and Mrs. Dorris were guests be
tween trains of Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Bostic Portageville Mis-sourian.
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To show that Ilayti's heart is
lation of 5,000. 10.000 or 50,000 to on the right side, and that all
sidered as one individual. The by Representative Hay, will do j vote separate from the county on the people r sk is justice and fair
HUNTERS, we have a complete line of load
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season is in full swing, come around for your
wants; we are headquarters.
Also, we have a complete line of general
merchandise at the lowest prices. Try us.
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