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i !.(. r. Jlt lKKPY,
Nan MS It. llrmr.BY,
Editor and PubltHhcra.
NnbHorlptlon price f 1.C0 peryear.
Entered nt tho Kletl Hill pcwt
ollicc an Bocond class matter.
Ceil for Kcpufc'ltsi Cci'sty Cc:
cation. TL(i St. Louis Republic ol
"Toe U?imt Army ol the Re
public it the influence which ha
obtained suceets lor this bill.
Practically no other interest Save
been heard on the measure either in
the Senate, where the bill original
ted, or in the House.
Senator McCumber, 'of North
Dakota, chairman of the Senate
Committee on Pensions, bai.tnc
credit tor originating the biltt tic
brought it before the Senate on
Jan. tt and it wai passed after less
than one hour of debate.
The discussion diJ not touch it.
The Republicans of Bates coun
ty will hold a deiegato convention
at the Court House ia Butler, ny drree wpon the advisability of
Mo., Tuesday, February 26, 190(, eervice . pension, - but only upon
at 1 :X) o'clock p. m., for the pur-1 iae amount it would cost m. uuv
pose of nominating a candidate
for County Superintendent tf
Township conventions will be
held in the various townships on
Saturday, Feb. 23, 1907, at 2
o'clock p. m., for the purposo of
electing delegates to said tounty
convention. The various town
.ships will be allowed thcTfollow
in& number of delegates: .
Crand River ..............3
IK.it Croiilc...M.......tM....MM.. mum
l'-Hsl llooue ........3
West i'ooue &
-West l'olut ......... .5
Mound . .. i
Shawnee ., 1M - -
Lone a It .............. .......... 1 1 ... i.. i i .
Pleasant Gay u, , a
Hudson , i m,,"1
Itockville...... . -.. f
1'ralrie - a
Howard ....... ....... ..
By order cf committee,
A. E. Lvix, Chm.
G. A. Delamatek, Sec'y.
Governor Folk is seriouslv ill
the executive mansion in Jefferson
City threatened with pneumonia.
etnmeiit, wcitu w puttd si $10,
ooo,ooo by Mr. McCumber,
1 be measure provides that pet
-ou now receiving smaller pen
iuiu uiider other laws shall receivi
be benefit ot this law, but no per
oii shall receive two pension ana
tin lw snail not serve to decrwe
any person's pension." ,
This gives the oid com-odes a
xrttrr idea as to tne lurct bebf&d
ue bill than any other expi ession
iven by any publication yet givru
out. In fact all the real oeneflcia
legislation secured to ibe Civil w
veterans baa bjtn backed and se
cured by the in fiance ot mat ot
You can set the Tribute down
as tavorin? the $5,000,000 proposi.
tion for a new btr.te house for tht
great state of Missouri. Biild it a
Jefferson City too, and take ten
years to build it if that much time
be required bu t pay tor at out 01
taxes levied fo r that purpose ana
pay as you go. We are opposed to
issuing bond for fcay sucb purpose.
The Thaw murder trial Jn New
York high life draws its slow shmj
length along. They have, after a
weeks buarch, found tweive men
who ure willing 10 sit and bear th
nauheating details that -will be dished
up for their edifictat iou as well
lor the delight of a maudlin crowd
Lit bociety scandal mongers.
We notice that the copper tain
Jny; stock news is rather quiet a
Rich Hill, llarribosivillc and Apple
ton City. So fur as wet are able to
learn, no dividends have recently
been declured. A year or so ago
we were frequently tol J of peopl
in those towns who wtr on the
road to untold wealth. We pre
sunie bOMK of the promoter made
bonie money, RepublicatlrcM,
l'UNSIQN I11LL PASSED.
A successful Alamsaa mt
Mr. C. A. Newiun, afctaduat.
ct the University ot Missouri in tu
Department of Lw, 1902. bas jua
been chosen Assistant Circuit Ai
torncy ct the City of St, Louis a. .
salary cl $3000 a year. Mr. Mew.
too gave up the position ot As:m
ant Uuneu .States District Attorney
in Order to accept this place, Wbm
a student be earned bis way, du
unguibhing himselt lor scholarship
and tor bis ability as a debates,
tie was leader of Ibe MissouruKau
as Debating team in tool, ltu
mediately alter bis graduation si
was elected to the Uentrat Asstn.
oly, and was reelected, but resign
ed to accept the position ot Assist
ant United States District Attorney
Will bo Approved by PrewKfcent
The McCumber Pension bill va-
passed by the House of Krprcaei
tutives Monday with a rusb, Tb
bill w ill secure to every soldier t
the Mexican war who served C
days and every soldier of the Civi
war who served 00 days a pen :oi
of J 1 J. 00 per month at the age o-
Li. $15.00 per montu at tiie g
ot 70 ami $io.oo per month at to
age of 75 to commence witn date u
filing application. When it is ap
proved by the President and lh
CoMitni.sioncr ot Pensions bas pit
fctribtd the fonn of application u
liliog of applicatiana uiidr the
Ijw can be made and not btioi.
Tltie will be no attorn fee
til -tier uii J aiiyon vtho can fal 01
V Klink f :;;ri, C!J P?ikth ajv
Uarper1 Veca;lj ua the Cuuaii
Harper's Weekly discusses stt
length the suggestion oJ "Mr De-
Armond, 0. cutlcgaisned meuv
bcr of tae House ol Keprcsenta
uvea Xrosx lissoun" tnat a cou
vunticm be caiiuct or the purlin.
of emending our .National ' Con
btitutioa. HariH-T's approves Oi
many ot Mr. iMAruioua'a prvpu-
bats unci ot tttu ouo to uua an
amendment cmoooaing womau
euSragu in our organic taw, &aya,
"To our mind it is Utile suort i
monstrous tuat our Feueral Cou
Biauiion, as uaionacu, tuouia e
utDiisit tit'fcA Buantgu ana icutt
Circuit Court met Monday
morning wita Judgy C A. Dea
ton prtsmmg. Tuu reguiui
court routine lias been in iro-
jfrcss since. Tuts wui tu a scry
ousy term of court.
Whut is worryicg a number 01
bid interests ia Washtngtoaanu
New York just now is whether
the Panama Canal ia to be dug by
tho Government or by private
contract There in a merry tight
Kolng on to secure tha contract
for diggingthe big ditch, tnd th?
two chief bidders iathonlTaii
are tho McArtnur Oiiiespic
combination and tho Oliver'--
Bangs combine- which put in the
lowest bid at the recent hcarinp
before the War Department. A
the case stands now Mr. Beng
has been eliminated from consid
t-ration owing to pome connec
tion with the Greene GaynoT
Case. Mr. Oliver, bis former
partner, has now been turneo
loose by the War Department s
seek for some new ally in th yi
Stmtic work of canal construe
tion, 1 i
As tho case stands, Mr Oliver
proposes to construct tho canal,
getting paid in sections for tin
work, and charging the govenv
ment61-2 per cent of tho total
cost in payment for his caginooa?
ing skill and.supcrvisory powi.
Tho next highest bid is justaboui
double Mr. Oliver's flgaresboi
there has arisen strictly under
cover, a factor which may tun
over the comtruclkm of the cans
to the United States, or possibly ,
may mean a much greater profi
Cor the contractor than the pal
try sue per cent on a $HO.OOO,CXX
worth cf 'actual structural work
This factor is the possibility tha;
there may be gold along the liu
of the canal. This much i:
known from historic data, thu;
there were gold diggings in th
upper lines of tho Culebra cut it
the days of the early Spanish ts
plorationr. It is true that tin
Spaniards used Impressed India 1
tabor which cost them practical
ly nothing. They were, then;
fore, able to work very low gradt
placers at a profit. But with th
introduction of the modern sepa
rating table, even lower gradt
can be worked at a greater proti.
and if there is any gold along th.
line of the canal construct ion, 1.
will mean an immense reveuu.
oefore the digging cf tho ditch In
completed, If, for instiinco, tb
construction cost two cents per
cubic yard, and if in the court
of that work, with very little au
Uitional expanse, the contractor
could wash out five cents worn.
of geld per cubic yard, thecana.
construction would pay for ltseii
even though only a part of tho tu
cavation ran through actual pa)
dirt. This matter has bcen.brU
wthe attention of tho govern
ment, and if samples of tho excU-
vat-ed eartu prove whut ia vJtpvci
d in tuu amount ul guiU or oiui
taiuaole uiinoral j tney carry, it
it is quite puittible that all tut
olds so lar bubmittud on cauui
construction wiu Va rtjoctou
and tho govemrxent may ao ibe
worst itself, and make it pay lot
itsclt very largely outot tho gviu
and other minerals so mined.
The House of Kepreaentatives
this week re-enacted the old anu
weather beatvn legislation pio
aiding lor the distribution 0,
iree sevtta oy the Department u
Agriculture. This expenditure
aocs not amount to very inucu
it is an appropriation for
vKJ to b ex landed in field auu
garden seeds that aro atvervvaio
put up by the government onu
iY a htaty 1 train ert msther.
XUf iTitisi ( ta.zi cpn U supply
dsurisbneRl for two. O
Scmft fern cf nowuKraeat Out vi'J
t caiHy Uit? up ly etcthef lyttem
Scoffs EmatJton contains lha
CTttttit potilHa amount cf nourish
rctnt b c&aHy iit4tc form.
ail ts'-'i'rfji ii.es
-v,- "w w y' v y V v V V v
distributed in smnll packagen to
mombor's 0 f Conprena. Each
member is entitlod to IS.OO.1
packets of a nominal vnluo of B
cents nuh. Tlusonro bent out
under government franks to the
constituents , of the members,
and aro supposed to have some
littlo effect in impressing the
rural constituents with tho fact
that "his congressman" remem
bers liis name and address and
consequently is more or less of
a personal friend. Seedsmen all
over the country have been fight
ing this system of free distri
bution for many years. Natur
ally it hurts their business about
$2.58,COO worth. There was this
year a great effort mado to do
away with the free seed distribu
tion and make the same appro
priation avunable f r the pur
cimst and distribution of "rare
:tnd aluable seed," thus leav
ing the sa.e of common seeds in
the hands of firms who make a
usiness of it. This change in
ihe freo seed law was reccom
mended by the house committee
n Agriculture and there was
very reason to suppose that like
aiost reccommended bills it
would go through without trou
rle, but the house calmly reject
the recommendation, and put in
the old appropriation just as it
has existed for the past forty
The explanation of this action
eoins almost too small to credit,
et it is this. Many of the mem-
ers who are entitled to their
iuota of 12,000,000 packets of
eeds are men from city districts
.vho have little call to distribute
iower seeds at all, but instead of
ailing to call for their quota,they
ill draw the 12,000 packets and
then the members who do not
vant the seeds sell them to the
nembers who do. Congressmen
efore the Agricultural Commit
ee who are in the habit of aend
tig out from 20,000 to 50,000
uckets of seed admitted that
tiey bought the extra packets
rum young men around the Cap-
lol who. made a bnsiness of sell
ng them. The regulation price
seemed to bo a cent a packet,
.vhich would make just a little
raft of 12j for each member
vho sold his entire quota, and
ess than lliut for members who
ld only a part of it. Such a
proceeding seems almost too
small to credit, but it is true
uuqu the less, and tbo proof lies
u Uio lact that Ireo bted appro-
.inaiiou has t.vu put through
jt. liuuae a unuai in luc iac 1 1
mo louiuiulvu'a iccoiuuieuua !
There was a small row last
eok iu Congress by the people
Alio are un.hiuuu itxjKing out to
uiaKutloublo lor tuu I'lesident.
it is notnuiK ie:slhan the charge
kiial tie lias iMd anoliier ier-
aolial invealigatioil Committee"
ju tour tluougu one ol the fed
eral uepai liueuia. it wilt ho re-
uieuioereu mat lue i'rcsident
uisueu Ltie iaui course in the
paciting houno luvcoligatiou that
oodeu in too paaaago ol tho meat
maiH'Ction onL lit the present
iustaucc liis ai'iKJintcos ueum to
imvu been less liappuy chosen in
uiai tiiuy um not uiuito good on
t,heir lnvcatigalion. Tho charge
is now made that these two men
were paid out of government
iuuas wnuo at worn lor the
President and thero is great in
aignation expressed 111 Congress,
coupled with u determination to
and out ail tho ius and outs cf
me case.' :
The investigators were 0. S.
UiiuH uwu U. tt. ii. ilarnman,
.wo gealieiueii wlio had a tneory
Uiik laillOttU I'utea iu tins couu
.iy cuiu 00 icuuccu ua ler
cvut without liuiTiug any ol ttie
.aiirouds. 'liny were eut into
.110 iutefhialo C'ouiuiei'ce Coiu
Aiisauwi wuii tin Lnotii'y in nana,
jiii alter lour or bvo luonilu ol
,crbiutant woiK tfiey only auc
... ttiwU ia yelung lino a row wuu
ao uicujocla 01 1110 luieialaiu
.oiumcico Couiuuaaiou, aud 01a
ot succeed ia pnnlcj lUt-u
iR fOR 75c. 1
i"$l.00 MEN'S WOOL
I Too much wool underwear at this time of the year la j
why you get these pikes. Profit by this opportunity while J
5) tb?se timely rfduttio s are in force.
I Wi , . s Heita Underwear, wool fleeced, in mottled S
ii Silver tfitl. all Sizrs, in shirts and A'avurr An it nil 111. "Tf" yl
& ally aUuria bargaia as thess alwdvs sell at Sloo: for ' 3v h
w ?4ens' Gray Wool Underwear, shirts or draweis:eood TCn
) weight, wa - n and durable; worth il.QO per garment, for Jv A
g Mens' Heavy Fleeced Cotton Undeiwear, shirts or IJZf S
drawers ;an excellent value; while they last a garment tJJv, )
ei) Boys Heavy Fleece Lined Shirts or Drawers, good warm g
m-- serviceable underwear, sizes 14 to 34; regular 35c
.5 quality, but our low price is only
A complete Hintory f two lil-tory-umklns fvan 1007 and
1903. The entire rocflliisra f nil the Important "wwlona
of Con grew to ht'ld during IIhhh two'veara. The flgtit
to a BhIhIi of th tniH'iiliiiK battle nK'iinxt the glgnutlc
trtista and monopolU-d Every detail of tl next, national
ennipntjj;n, Including nil tin party conventloux and tbe Goal
nault f tlte PrtKldi-ntlal i-Kt-tlou of Novt-mtttT, " lSJOSs. In
abort, ALL THE .NEWS OP ALL THE EAKTli.
THE TWICE-A-WEEK ISSUE
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all th Went uud ouul lo bt lu llio
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prepaid Uailv imi.iui.nu c.nuiv,
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