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tiuena ccon)ln to tVi t ol Ceel iW
prut offi at Kicti Hill, i wMd iUm axil S.mt
Gov, Folk has finished up his
legislation work, fdjrninj: ami ve
tiling bills, and has done, uh well
t any governor we have had in
The Japanese have an officer
with them who has the name Ad
miral Dewa. That conies pretty
.-lose to being a name to strike
terror to tho hearts of some na
The rnal cScial returns show
that Miss Emma Cassity, Repub.
lican was elected County School
Superintendent, by a majority
of 25 over Prof A. L. Ives, dem
ocrat. She has already given
bond and assumed the duties cf
sold in Missouri. Momivcr, the
law provided that such contracts
should live live yearn and until
the law was rets-aled. The law
has boon in operat ion hince 1W7;
so has the hock trut. For eight
years tho jioopleof this atate have
been fleeced. Now they ana free
to buy their school books when
ever, wherever and at whatever
cost they please, For this privi
lege they are indebted to a Kep
ublican House,' a Democratic Son
ata and a Democratic Governor,
For the robbery perpetrated
upon them they are indebted to a
Democratic House, Senate and
Governor. erily we can report
progress in one direction at least
in the government of Missouri.
Mo. State Republican.
. Alias Anthony was Right.
Miss Anthony was not far
from being right when, before
the national council of women,
she declared that divorce is not
of itself, an evil. It is that which
lies back of divorce that is evil,
that of which divorce is a symp
tom and a result Chicago Daily
Binder twine manufactured in
the Missouri penitentiary will be
put on sale this year. This
twine will be sold at 10 cents a
pound; the same article sold by
trusts is sold for from 12 1-2 to 14
cents. ' Representative Hains, of
Saline, was one of the advocates
of the law creating the plant at
the penitentiary, and to him is
due much of the credit for its
enactment. Quite a sum will be
saved by the farmers of Missou
ri in the item of binder twine
this year, and still more will be
saved when the plant at the peni
tcntiary has been brought up to
its full capacity.
J. II. Hales has been appointed
city attorney at Rich Hill by the
new mayor. As Mr. Hales is a
Republican and the mayor a Dem
ocrat, it is a little difficult to un
derstand how it came about, but
the many friends of the new city
attorney in Vernon county con
gratulale him, nevertheless, and
also unite in thinking the city of
Rich Hill has secured the service
of an able and careful official.
We have no politics in our city
election. Hut we always elect
Democrats to the higher offices
who occasionally appoint Repub
licans to office. Mr. Hales "hap
pens to be the lucky man once
again, end is an excellent ap
Miss Antony says divorce is a
refuge. There are indications
t hat it is often a subterfuge.
I'ossibly it is a subterfuge in
many cases, but isn't it fortunate
that the other party has such a
refuge. What sense is there in
compelling a decent, self-respect
ing woman to live with a brute of
a man, legally called Jkt hus
band, or an honorable, Christian-
hearted man to live with a she
devil of a woman, under the forui
of matrimony? lVt them nepar-
ate, the easier the better. There
is more mercy, charity, and
Christianity in our present laws
on the subject than in the old uu
tiquated notions and enactments
if the dark ages.
liouk Trut 'uated."
We have at hist discovered an
official net of Joseph W. Folk
that we can intelligently and sin
cercly approve his signing of
the Ossenfort text book bill re
pealing the state book trust law.
This measure was introduced by
a Republican member from St
Louis county and paused by a
Republican house und Democrat
ic senate. All who participated
in this legislation Republicans
mihI Democrats alike are entitled
to a vote of thanks from the. peo
ple. The law repealed provided
for a state text book couimiash u
iip)Ninted by the Governor, v.;!:
authority to make contract for
Millie sduvl-Uvl.s IvuHit ssJ
Great "Jack" Flud.
According to a special dis
patch to the Kansas City Sun
day Journal a Mr. Aherns, near
Hillsdale, Kan., has sunk a pros
pect well about twenty two hun
dred feet deep and run into about
three hundred feet of "jack."
Now if our drillers will just keep
on until they get through that
'Mississippi limestone "what may
they not find. Dig, boys, dig.
Prof. Mantovani, one of the
first authorities on earthquakes
in Europe, who foresaw, weeks
beforehand, the Martinique dis
aster, writes to the Globe Demo
"Early May will unquestiona
bly be marked by violent volcan
ic eruptions in various parts of
the globe, particularly in the An
tilles, Martinique, Japan, the
Mediterranean and Central Ainer
ica. These eruptions will be due
to a common cause, planetary di
lation. The peninsula of Hindu
stan has suffered a slight east
ward deviation, which has caused
cracks and displacements in oth
er weak points of the earth's
crust, with the natural conse
quence of volcanic eruptions."
In a paper read before the acad
einy of Science, by the head of
the Sarbonne geological depart
ment, it was predicted that the
recent slight volcanic activity
would prove a mere prelude to a
summer of tremendous disturb
ances in the planet's crust. This
paper lays the blame on the un
usually strong action on the
earth of the sun spots, which
are now the object of special
study by the Par is observatory.
Flamrnarion inclines to Mantov
uni's view, but calls attention to
the curiously ubnormal astrono
mical conditions prevailing
among them the sensational bril-
K a Cow gave
mankind would have n
invent milk. Milk Is Na
ture's emulsion butter
put In shaDO for diges
tion. Cod liver oil Is ex
tremely nourishing, but
it has to be emulsified
before we can digest it.
combines the best oil
with the valuable hypo
phosphites so that it is
easy to dlsrest and does
far more good than the
oil alone could. That
makes Scott's Emulsion
the most strenjrtheninc
nourishing food - medi
cine In the world.
Send for fro time!.
SCOTT & COWNE. CHm1tU
OOo. an4 9I.CC1. A'l Crujrjins
liancyof Venus, which is nIioI
ding light on tho French ciiit as
strong us miilutootilight, whiten
largo new comet has appeared in
the north Africa sky.
The laws of the land should be
obeyed by all good citizens with
out the paosonco of an officer,
simply because it is a law, und all
such do obey it. Wherever the
presence of an officer is required
in the enforcement of a law it in
dicates there is an incipient re
bellion on hand and force is re
quired to suppress it, whether
the rebels be one or many. This
brings out the question of the
justice of the law. This the
courts have to decide. They us
ually all acquiese.
Compulsory Kchool Attendance.
Missouri will have compulsory
school attendance law after June
lGth. It will increase the aver
age enrollment in the state flat
ten per cent and the average at
tendance twenty per cent if
school boards enforce the law.
It is now up to the people to make
more and better provision in
room and teaching force. The
essential features of tho law are
Every child between 8 and 11
shall attend regularly some day
school not less than half the time
the school is in session.
Every child between 14 and 10
who is not actually, regularly and
lawfully employed shall attend
A child may be temporarily ex
cused by a court having compe
tent jurisdiction from attending
school on account of mental or
physical incapacity; if parent or
guardian is unable to provide
proper clothing: if there is no
school within two and one-half
miles of the residence; if the
child lias already completed the
common school course; if the la
bor of the child is absolutely nec
essary to support the family.
Any parent or guardian who
violates the provisions of the law
is guilty of misdemeanor and is
subject to both line and impris-;
The enforcement of the law de-!
volves on school boards. In;
cities of three thousand popula-'
tion and more, they may appoint .
truant officers to enforce the law .
and pay such officers out of
school funds. i
No child between t and 11
shall be employed in mine, fac-;
tory, workshop or mercantile es-1
tablishment unless such child'
has complied with all the require-;
ments regarding attendance,!
excuses, etc. j
Any person who employs a
child between b and It without'
securing certificate from s ho
authorities that said child has!
complied with the law, is guilty
of misdemeanor and subject to a.
fine of fifty dollars and ots. j
In cities having a population of
lO.WOor more, the school loard'
are authorized to establish and '
maintain one or more ungraded!
truant or parental schools for,
the education of children who
art habitual truants or who arc1
incorrigible, vicious or immoral.;
School boards shall publish or
post notices of the provisions of
this law just before the opening:
ot school each year. i
Members of school hoards and j U
regularly appointed truant offi
cers may arrest any chad not
legally excused from attending
sclaiol and put the child in some
day school that may be selected
by parent or guardian. Incase
parent or guardian makes no
choice, then in the. public school
of the district.
Although the law requires at
tendance of only half the time,
no child can Is; excused from at
tendance on that account until he
has complied with t lie law. In
other words, a child can not be
excused from attending the first
half of the term on condition that
te attend the list hdf, but he
may Is' excused from attending
when he has complied witli the
hw by ettccdiuyliJlfcf tLeUTiu.
Samuel li. Smith, one of the
pioneers and most highly es
teemed fit izens of Cedar county,
died at his home In llldorado
Springs, April i I'M, in tho To"
year of his age, after an illness
extending over some months, so
we learn from the Kldorado
Springs News. We first met
Samuel L. Smith hi HHH) during
the campaign of that year, and
again last May during the memo
rial day services. Ho impressed
the w riter as a thoroughly hon
est man of unimpeachable chris
tian integrity and far beyond the
average in moral force, always
for the right. He told us the
last time we saw him that his
health was not good and he did
not expect to be here much long
er. He was a large man physic
ally, and we took him to be the
same in heart and mind. A good
man has gone to his reward. His
death is a loss to the community,
but his intiuence and example
w ill live many years after him.
The universal testimony of all
who knew him will be that Sam
uel Ij. Smith was a good man,
one of God's noblemen.
A camp of United States Span
ish American veterans was or
ganized at Butler recently and
named in honor of Major O. F.
Guthrie of the fith Mo. Infantry,
of which Gen. IL C. Clark was
Lieut. Col. The following officers
were selected and installed by
Gen. Clark as mustering officer:
Commander Capt. V. L. John
son. Sen. Vice Commander R. U.
Jun. V. C.-Chas. E. Henry.
Chaplain-Fred N. Wolfe.
Adjt. Rex I. Hvinlein.
Quartermaster J. K. Harper.
Officer of the Day J. M.
Officer of Guard John M. Mc-Kisskk.
F.vory person who visits the
County Capital knows it.
"At the meeting of the city
council Thursday night Inquiry
was received from tho Missouri
Pacific as to the cost of Jflchv
trie lights for the depot in this
city. The. matter was discussed
by tho couucil and a proposition
was submitted to the company.
It is to be hoped that something
will be done in this matter in the
near future, as the lights are cer
tainly needed. Hates Co. Democrat.
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AND SHORTS j
just received. Bran $1.00. Shorts $1.10. Spec
ial prices in quantities.
A car to arrive this week. Have you ever tried
CRYSTAL FLOUR? If not, don t delay any
longer; it will make you healthy, w ealthy and wise.
Home Made Apple Hutter, in stone jars, (juurt 25c
1-2 gallon 4 Oe. Gallon 75c
SOME SPECIAL PRICES:
S lbs good Prunes
5 good Raitina
4 ' seedless UaUins..
3 country dried Applet...
3 " evaporated Apple
2 " Peara
J " Apricots...
3 Japan Tea DuM
7 " dried ereen Pea
15 cracked Hominy
5 Hominy Flake
3 pkgs. Grape Sugar fike-..
3 " Avena oats .
3 bottlea good Cataup
JAMES' CASH GROCERY
INVESTIGATE THESE FACTS
Which Wc Challenge any Competitor to Successfully Contradict
In the past ten years we have sold over 100 car loads of FULLEU A JOHNSON'S HIGH
GKADE PLOWS, CULTIVATOKS, HAKKOWS, I'LANTKKS, ETC. Over II c.,r load in
the year 1'JOI.
WHY do we sell more of these poods than our competitors?
BECAUSE we are wiling THE HIGHEST GKADE G(X)DS AT WHOIXSALE
HOW can we afford it?
Simply because we are general southwestern agents for the FULLER A: JOHNSON MFG.
CO., and buy our (roods in large quantities for SPOT CASH t a very small margin above
ACTUAL FACTORY COST. Wo cut out the Kansas City jobbers, bramh houses,
traveling men's expenses, etc,, which expense usually add 20 per cent to the cost of goods.
The regular retail price of a Standard High" Grado 14inch
Steel Beam Plow is S12.60. Tho ,,middlo-man'sM profit and ex
pense, which we cut out. S2 00. This loaves only &10.60, which
is our every day prico on the highest grado 14-inch plow mado.
This same proposition holds good clonr thromrh our ontiro line.
We guarantee quality. Wo make tho price. Wo know tho
Fuller & Johnson lino is the best. Our $40 Corn Planter at $30
to S33. Our High Grade $75 Cream Separator at $39.00. Oui
$28 Riding Cultivator, $24 and 25. Our Special High Grade
Buggy, worth $85, our price SG5.
Lulc arc Prepared to Show You ITJhy
WE CAN DEAT ALL COMPETITOKS.
Got in lino with tho firm that is big enough and strong
enough to stand alono and apart from Trusts and "Commercial
Pirates." who demand an extra price for the "brand" or ''label."
Wo can meet or beat all Mail Order Houses. Try us before you
spend your money.
fli, Johannes & Sons Impt. Co.
Tho Largest Concern of its Kind in tho West.
Houses: Rich Hill, Nevada and Lamar, Mo.
N. 15.-- Get oar Prices on Anti-Trust Keystone Mowers and Cinders.