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JASPEU, MO., TIIIMISDAY, Al'KlL I, 11U:
Vol. 11, No. 81.
Five ditluroiit varieties for your selection. Ohhw
lhtrbanks, Early Rose, Triumphs Kuiak All
ate .Minne-jotu stock, and tint"-eed potatoe".
CONVICTS TO WORK ROADS.
Any Couuty in the State Can Se
cure Prison Gangs
It will be possible on and after
April 1 for Jasper County to se
cure 300 able convicts to v 01 k on
public highways for their iced .111 1
keep." The same- applies lo any
otlici county in Missouri
The warden of the penitentiary
has received no indication that '
any applications will be made for.
the labor of these convicts, al I
though in no other way could the
highways be improved so cheaply
Gov. Iladley is of the opinion,
that as soon as the weather settles!
and the work ot road building can
be resumed, more th in one ounty '
will be anxious to lure the labor
of these convicts, and he feels
sure a single experiment will prove
a solid plan for working the bulk
of the male convicts at road build-nR-
Under the ait passed by the
last legislature providing for the1
gradual abolition of the contract
system ot working convicts pio
vision is made under which they
may be employed upon the Inj'h
ways, starting with 300 next April 1
and adding 300 each .subsequent
year until the last convict is out
of .llje shops of the contractors and
tho last contractor out of the pen
itentiary. This measure was passed at the
demand of every political party in
the state to al hsh contract am
vict labor and find some employ
ment for the convicts where their
labor will nut be in competition
with the products of outside labor
Permanently improved highways
are being piojicted all over t In
state, ind many hundred-, of
thousands of doll in, have lately
been voted in the shape of bomb
ti. pay for tin se highways, which
under the most favorable circum
stances, are costly improvements,
ranging from $2,500 to SGooo a
Labor is the big item, and in no
way would it be possible to obtain
able-bodied men for their board
and keep save in the ease of con
victs or men serving jail sentences,
and it is expected that this oppor
Utility will not be overlooked.
11 tact, it is known that several
counties along the central cross
state highway between St Louis
and Kansas City have been con
sidcring the advisability of apply
ing for these convicts just as soon
as the season will permit of out
side work to an advantage.
Applications can be sent to I methods of agitating the roads
Warden Andrac for 300 men to be, question need be no longer used
delivered any time after April 1, We refer to good roads clubs and
but the county or counties getting 1 such organizations, for a good
Carload Shipment of Cow Peas
Wo have just received an entire carload of Toniessee, southern grown, Whippoorwill Cow Peas. These are
the brightest, cleanest Cow Peas ever sold in Jasper, and our prices are right.
Farm Implements Of all Kinds. Springfield mid Haiti Wagons me this lwfet made
We mo headquarters for tnrm toolh of all kind", for faun ue, mid in- have the ovcliiMve wilt of
Walking I'lons, (Jang I'low, Walking and Hiding Uk-m- wagons hcie. When in need of a wagon let
C ultivutoif., LW-s, etc.
Tool's of auv kind, ee u-
Wln-n in need of I 'arm u- -how 3,011 the Spiiiiuliild and lhiin.
Henney Buggies, Springfield and
New Home Sewing Machines.
Light 1 uuning, drop head machine, mamifactuied
by the Home Sewing Machine Company, and fully We have tho agency in Jasper I'm the eelelnated
guaranteed. Sold at popular price!. Sewing ma- Ileuuey Buggy, and carry in Mock at all times a
chines fiom KltJ.iO to Ktti'.OU. See our line, get complete line ot I5uirgu, Stniic. Spiing Wag
our juiceb. oils. e ask j ou lo see out lino.
Simmons Cream Separator.
The simplest ep.natoi on the market. Self-adjusting
and all dUe- niv inlei changeable. "It Hep
nates the money fnuii the milk." See this Sepa
uitoi. on dtsplnj, at oui tou-.
I CONRAD Mercantile Company
and ol ourso remembered his e
pcited feast tirst but all he ould
find was a lev bones and p tato
skins. Then he r-mtmbcied his
dream, and he could taste the
'possum fat on ln mouth. Some
how this negro didn't get the s tme
silislaction from his feast a he
was accustomed to, but the cir
cumstantial evidence wassostiong
that he could lay the suspicion on
no one but himself To hear Ks
govcrnor Taylor (as he was most
vvidtly known) tell this story was
worth traveling miles.
Bonds for Road Purposes.
Several townships in Dade Coun
ty have solved the roads question
in a manner that will probably be
more satisfactory, all things con
sidered, than any other method
that could be applied to the pro
Center Township, in which Green
field is located, has voted $30,000
bonds for the purpose stated.
Washington Township, in the same
county, voted $17,000.
In this way the expense of mak
ing and improving the public high
ways will be more equitably dis
tributed than in any other way
The News does not take the po
sition that some of the papular
methods of agitatinir tu
Missouri City Elections.
In Carthage the Republicans
elected all their ticket axcept two
councilman The Non-Partisan
school ticket was elected by nearly
500 majority. The Socialist vole
was about 175, generally distrib
uted among the wards
Jophn Demounts get live coun-
cilnien ou' of eight.
Webb City Republicans elect
mayor, marshal and assessor. Dem
ocrats getting the balance.
Republicans 111 bpnngheld elect
seven councilmen out of eight and
Kansas City chose Jost, Detuo
trat, for major.
St. Joseph elected Republican
Nevada elected a straight Dem
Engiueers Want to Install a
Grant Hornaday, president of
tht Midland engineering and con
struction Lo. ot Foit Seott, Kans..
writes lf M Coniad that the Mid
land Company would like to put in
a water plant for this town
MrHornady writes "We arc
puttfrtg 111 some plants for cities
about like Japrr on a percentage
baCit vWc first make up a pre
liminary estimate of the cost ana
submit it so that the city can de
termine whether or not they want
lo go further. This costs the city
nothing. If they want to go
ahead we will mak- up a close de
railed estimate and a full set of
A sliuWel )ail wa- L,lcll ill
honor ot Miss Inez Little last
Thursdav at tht home of Lli bcott
and v.itc by a nu-nbei of Miss.
Little- Irictid' Ue understand
Miss Little's engagement was an
nounced and the weddmy is u
pectcd m ihe near tuturi, and Mi
Fred Call, a prominent and jjpu
lar young funnel is to be the hap
Bread Baking Contest.
The bread-Lai. uif eoutcst adver
tised lal week" as held at Wheal's
store Tuesdav ..tUruoon The
bread v as made with the Peerless.
Princess (lour and there were 10
contestants. Mesdames Cobalt
O Thompson, and Booti were the
judges. 1 in. prue winners were
present Come promptly at 0.1;
a 111 auu we will have the lalgcst
and best Sunday school ever held
m our church. Last Sunday vu
had 1 1 , present and collection
Mo , Were you thcte? Conic
nest Sunday and do jour best to
make it bigger and better. Mem
bers ot Home ClnN and Cradle
Roll Departments are evpected !
be present if possible and parents
of Cradle Roll membcis are es
pecially invited The liasler sei
vue and progtam will be held m
eveiiuiL; al o clock
Married in Kansas,City,t
the lollowmt; ladies and were rated
uhns for which we chareo $.;o.oo. ,111 tin. otdci i!iv en i,clow
: 1 ... I .
rbtjciii this estimate the uciiid oroti-
Miss Ethel Larl, daughter of the 1 osmo!, ls s,ubm,Ucd to tjle ,iw.
well known stockman east of this 1 , , , , . , , ,,
ctv. was united in marriage to u(1 lf ' ""J68 WL' h.dl' ,l,,e
Mr" Melville C Rtdgley of Lamar, city to purchase the material, fur
Mo., last Wednesday by the Rev tush the equipment, superintendent
J W McAter. pastor of the hide- and foreman, and put in the work
penctence avenue, cnurcn, Kansas . ....... at cost nlus a rcasonab1e
I lr I W 1. 11 PI-,IU1
'4b Fl .VW1' 11H A l'l'l4
Mrs II. F Hughes. Mrs. W. F.
Snvler Miss Jessie Johnston, Mrs
'Fabler, Mrs l'errv ('inner. Miss
Hamm anil Mrs C b Johnston
Tlie lr'i.1e was fnrmerlv connect-1 Percentage, guaranteeing the eit
ed with the Jophn Business Col-
tnese convicts must bear all ex
penses, save as to clothing, which
it appears ihe state will continue
Gov Iladley expresses the
opinion that this method of work
ing conv icts presently will uproot.
tnc contract system en'irely. He
has been cntnn unualtng with a
number of state Colorado, Tex
as, Oiegon and North Carolina
wheie convicts aie worked on the
public highways, and all of these
sh-av t iat he svste-in is a gieit
rie believes that it will prove
quite as successful 111 Missouri, and
that the present si-ast n will estab
hsh this fact Carthage Pics
Tennessee benutor DeaJ.
Senator R L Taylor ol Teimcs
sec died in Washington last Sun
da at the- age 01 61.
Senator ' Bob Tivior was one
of the most graceful speakers and
platform oratois in the country
during his time. His le-ture, the
"Fiddle and the Bow,' has been
heatd all over the United States,
and whether north or south or
cast or west his brilliant oratory
and his old-time southern dialect
stories never failed to fill the lecture
One of his stories in the "Fiddle
and the Bow" was about a negro,
who had caught a fat 'possum one)
had dressed it and placed it in a
circle of sweet potatoes among the
coals of his chimney fire. In hap
py anticipation of the splendid
feast he w as to enjoy, he lay down
before the fire and went to sleep,
and f course dreamed ot eating
'possum As he slept a friend of
the sleeper called, about the time
tho 'possum was nicely roasted.
and taking 111 the situation at a
glance the visitor ate the possum
and potatoes, leaving just enough
grease on the bones to Ftncar ovei
the dreanu-rs lips anil face The
visitor then slipped out and went
The sleeper awoke, in due time,
roads club that is wide awake to
its responsibility can always tind
important work to do, namely, to
see that tho money is spent where
it is most needed
The following question and
auswer appc ired on one of the e
amina'ion papers in the Jasper
high school last w-ek O What is
a volcitio? A A bl iwout
lege, but for the last two years has
been principal of the .short hand
department of the Bartlesvillo,
Okla , college.
The groom is the oldest son of
one of the most prominent families
of Barton County He has been a
traveling salesman foi the Buffton
Book Co , of Kansas City for sev
eral years, but will now devote his
time to the management of the
Rtdgley farms three miles east of
After a short honeymoon tup
the bride and .room will be at
home to their friends al the old
First National Bank
II' ' 'in ! I I"
that the cost will not exceed our
estimate In this way the city
knows betorc it begins the highest
possible cost of the plant and at
the same time saves to itselt, an-1
not a contractor, all that is
under the estimate."
II 1. Deardorlt and wite were
surprised Tutsdiv evening bv the
appearance of about ti friends
who had called to ' shower" them
with kifhen utensils and useful
articles for housekeeping. Mr
and Mrs Deardorlt have just gone
to iiousckicnini! m a house on
We invite your patronage
Close of Lyceum Course.
The Lyric Entertainers weie 111
Jasper and gave a splendid liter
ary and musical program at the
M. E Church Fndav night This
cntcttainment was without doubt
the best of the course. The ladies
were vcrj talented artists 111 their
several lines, and it depends much
on one's personal taste in such
matters to determine what part
of the program was most pleasing.
It is seldom a Jasper audience
has the opportunity to hear a so
prano of such sweet quahtx as
that of the vocalist in the company.
Miss Heimerdinger, the reader,
was also exceptional in her rendi
tion of the several selections she
I gave. The violinist wus a splen
did pcttormcr. anci. it see-men to
us, did not receive the applause
she merited, but, as stated above,
it probably depends on one's taste
for such music
The committee desires to thank
the people ol the community for
patronage during the season, and
while there was nothing left after
expenses .vere paid, the commit
tee really desires no more, lor tlie
only purpose these gentlemen have
in undertaking to provide such en
tertainments is to give the people
a series of clean wholesome entertainments
Thomas Seal Sells Farm.
Thos. Seal sold the Frank Seal
farm, two miles east of Jasper,
last week for 9ooo to John 1
Hreee This nlacc comurised 80
acre ot as fine land us there is in
laspcr County and while 5-100 an
acre seems like a fancy price the
place was v.oriu me money aim 11
there is muca other tarm land inli
this vicinity worth that much and!
. I t.n,, ?...,...! ....W...A .....1 ,1.,, (Tlf (.
saved U""'- - ;iiiie- " '"
01 ineir menus are particularly
The following named mudi up
the company Mesdames Knott.
Coatt. bcott, Haidiway, bpaid,
Hicks, Woods, Laughead, Thomas,
Lear, Ward, Schooler, Williams.
Hammond, and Mastei Rollins
e are indebted to the Betncl
and Blue correspondents foi ttu
foUovmg account of a rag tjcl:inn
uurlv at the home of Mrs. Isaa
Ilcrtln tcveial miles nortnve
of Jasper last Friday
Huny Irwin brought the ladies
to Mrs Herring's home in his
vvaLjon There were 1 ,$ ptesetil and
Oo pounds of earpet rags were
A apiendu) dinner was serveu
and the following ladies were pres
ent Mrs Bee-sou and daughtc- Miss
Cora, .Mrs. I'ugh and daugfiui Mt s
Ruth, Mr. Boycr, Mrs Geor e
Costley, Mrs. Charlcj l'arris, Mr&
John Kmc. Mrs. Hairy Irwin, Mrs
McCarty. Mrs. John Keltner Mrs
W M Mevius, and Mrs. Jim Brad
ford and diughter, Miss Blanche
Those receiving invitations who
weie not able to attend were Mis
Charlc-v Lilly, Miss Jessie Kincaid
Mrs J R. Hatcher, and Mrs
Easter at M.(E. Church.
Our Sunday School hopes to
1 each the goal of "two hundred
present" nest Sunday To the
end even member ot the- church
and Sunday sch ol are uracil to be j Carthage Press,
Mr and Mrs. C. H. Bed: and
daughtci Clcu. left this morning
(or southern California, wheie they
epe l to v isit two or three
mouths. Mr. Beck lcccntly sold
a big firm just northwest of Jas
per and he and his fuinily have
been stopping ut the Arlington
hotel for three 01 four weeks.-
Knowledge and Experience
COUNT INADRUO STORE
If They Count Anywhere In the World.
Anyw ay v uu look at it, it i& a serious matter
to buy drugt and medicines unless you aro rea
sonably suro tho men haudling them have the
knowledge of drugs and the experience iu
handling them that guarantee safety for your
self and family. If m are not nttiuninted
with our htoio wo refer yon to our nnmy cus
tomers in this beetion, who have been patrons
of this stole for years, and we will be satisfied
to stand or fall by their testimony.
"We have a -full line of Fine Toilet Articles,
Fancy Stationery, Hooks, Kasors, Silverware,