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Township Assessors Meet.
Tlio township asKC-ssors cj
Dates county hold their nnnnu!
meeting in tho cirruit cnrt r tn
at tho court liou-i' l;t Kiiiur.lay
Prof. 11 O. Maxey w:s elect d
chuirman and I. G. J Suckles sec
rotary of tin; meeting. Th"
figures of the la-t assessment
and the average assessed value
per acre of land in the various
townships as prepared ly tho
county clerk were re.id- A
motion was made that in the. as
sessment lor the year I'.l'.i a
raise of 5 per cent t mi.lo by
each assessor upon both peis'ii
al and real property The mo
tion was defeated A second
motion was made to assess real
estate at 40 per cent of its value..
This fas adopted. A motion
also carried that all persona!;
property except cash notes and J
bond be assessed at forty per!
cent of its actual value in thei
home markwt on the first dy of I
June Tho assessors then voted
that each person making a tax
list bo required to take oath to
its correctness Taking "P other ;
classes of real property, it was I
voted to assess cash, notes audi
bonds at 55 per cent of their vnl- j
ue. After adopting a resolution '
that the township assessors
hold their next meeting at the
court house the third Saturday
in May, l'.'lO, the meeting ad
journed. About tliree fourths
of the townships were repro- j
Rented al this meeting. Hutler j
Beginning at 8:00 Tuesday
May 2.". Preaching by the
minister, L H- Koepsel.
Tuea. May Si The Christian j
and Church Life is a Schilling- j
Wed. 20 The Church u aj
Thurs. J7 Life's Failure. j
Fridav 2- What soever! Cause j
and Effect. I
Sun. 20 The Human Essen
tials for Salvation. Now and
Plan your time and work to he
You are most heartily invited.
Tuesday of last wek the
Senior class of the High School
went to f (alley's Hluffs for their
annual picnic. Seventeen of the
youn? people attended and all re
port a fine time-
MissKittie Ferguson is Uit
Ing friends in Nevada.
Frank K"g'i. of Huller, visit
ed his brother J. N. Rogers Sun
day. Cashier J. T Wilson, of th
Commercial Hank, was a Kansas
City visitor Tuesday.
Mrs. King Stark, of Harrison
tille, is visit itig her parents, John
Crnig and wife, in this city.
Quito a crowd from this city
went on a fishing trip Tuesday.
None have reported as to their
J.W. Jamison, of tic
F. k M. Hunk, and Editor C- R.
Walters of the Review, were
Kansas C ty visi'oi s Monday.
Dr. Rett Insley, who is attend
ing the llamas Medical College
In St. Ixuis, is home for the va
cation. The- residents in the south
eastern part of town witnessed
tight Saturday between a man
and woman who had camp"!
V. A. Kar.na Deal
.IfRse Steele and daughter
Miss Joe, went to Marshall, Mo.
S jnd.iy to uttend tho funeral of
W. A. lhuinn, a son in law'of Mr.
tce!o. Mr. Hanna, who had
been hero at different times was
quite well known to many Rich
The IJacculaureate sermon,
marking the beginning of Com
mencement week in the High
iSehool, was delivered by Ilev. W.
1!. H ngrove, of the M.F Church
South. Sunday night at the
Christian Church. The house
was crowded and many people
were turned away.
Music was furnished by a
picked choir from the different
churches. Mrs. J. W. Jamison
hang a solo. Ilev. Hargrove took
for his text "Ye shall know the
truth, and it shall set you free."
Kev. Howell of the Presby
terian church addressed a Men's
Meeting at the Star Theater last
Sunday afternoon and Rev. A.G.
Keast also made a short talk.
These men's meetings are to be
a tegular thing in Rich Hill this
jear and should be a well attend
ed. Hob Smith, of Butler was in
Rich Hill on business Tuesday
J M. Berry, of McKibben's
big store, has returned from a
two-weeks trip in Colorado.
Carrie, the five-year old daugh
ter of U- S. G Prowell has been
quite seriously ill of pneumonia.
At the Ministers Alliance
unetim,' Mondav it was decided
to hold Union meetings in Cen
tral Park during the hot months
.! nly and August.
Johnny, the young son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Orris, who has
been dangerously ill of appendi
citis, is reported to be on the
road to recovery.
According to press dispatcher
Ixuis Moore, editor of the Hume
Telephone was been elected one
of the delegates to the -National
Editorial Association this year.
We congratulate Bro. Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. D B. HicUey
came in Monday night from
their hom in Lhanste, Kansas,
and are viiiing friends in this! Lnd..n Lankt r. i a close friend of
city. They are pleased with j "e ha made a vat for-
their kansas hame but say that i ,u,, !Ui 1 cvjh n h-d a largo pro
;d Rich Hill still looks good- j r"rti,' "f ' philanthropy. The
; fon of a Ce.-i-.o backer, he made
The production of alum, a runi
pound eontainir. aluminum, in
the U-nted Stales in VM) fell c(T
Co per cent a compared with
that of Ru.i, the total quantity
pr duceil being no larger than
thai of live years ago. Alum is
used fnr siiing paper, for purify
in: water, i.i dyeing, and as a
;i.t liii iue.
Mik E McCotnbs and Mrs.
Ed Wl.iii-Nc.id iwe in Springtield
tiiis we. k uttemlint! the state
of the U.h-kahs. Miss Mc
Comtm is to t ike the decree of
Chivalry, th highest !cgre cm-
erred ly tho Uehekahs. S!ie is
an enthusiastic hxlgo wtirker and
her i,,iiit fii-nds here are pleas
ed t i w'i her reacli the top
Frank Koun'.z has sold his res
idence on Went Park Avenue to
I). (). Ui adley, President of the
Commerchl Sute Hank. It is
reported that Frnnk will move to
h'.uis w City Wo hophe will i-e-
m iu pi liieh Hill as this fimilv
v.ould be quite a lusa to this city.l
Opera House last Night.
As we go to press, t!u, Wed
nesday night, the commencement
exercises are being held in the
vjpera iiouse. i tie class num
bering twenty, is the largest ever
graduated from the schools here-
It is composed of Misses Lulu
Harrows, Goldie Foster, Geoag::i
Per re II, Irena liees, Hayzel lier
rens. Juanita Reese, Rao Robin-
inson (salutitorian,) Winnie Sherr
pard, Bessie Wilkinson, Ethel
Watson, Opal Hereford, Myrtle
Martin and Ella Alms.
Meters Cleo Craig (valedic
torian,) John Crhasey, James
R3nd, Edgar Springer, Frank
Wilson, Ivan Corbin and Luther
The class address is to be de
livered by Elder L. II. Koepsel, of
the First Christian Church.
The High School Alumni are
beginning to prepare for the an
nual banquet and reception given
to the graduating class. The
alumni at first organized and
started in a very modest way
but of late Hars they have grown
until their receptions havecome
to be of importance.
The banquet will probably not
be held until the Rich Hill stu
dents at the University at Col
umbia arrive home as they are
all members of tho organization.
While the fruit crop willl be
very short our farmer friends
inform us that the prospect for a
bumper corn crop t.was never
brighter. The hay crop promises
to be giH.id alo. Tiiis will be
good news to Bates county people
as these are the two most impor
tant crops in Bates county.
The ikkii train goinSJ north
was about twenty minutes late
Tuesday for the first time in
PROMINENT AMONG BIG MEN
Sir Ernttt Catiel Rank High in th
Lilt cf Those Who Accomplish
Sir lnet the famous
liH way lo l.iv tkhi1. and has
( liiul.sj iln oimut r ial ladder frm
the lowi .-t ruiiij. Aft r thn years
in n .-lalii mi r hiititV oiVu-f he a
nti'1 earning las. a vt.n k. ' Ho then
went to liondon, win re hf entend
thf Mrviie of a iirm ti nt had t) in
vestigate (lie atTairs of a fatuous
f.miiKu! eiinern luid t into
crave d.iVmih ie. In this tak )
fhciwl urn markal'io aptitude for
lln' tli.M'iitanlt uii nl of eoiiijlit-ated
t'lianrial maiters that Uffe lie vtas
"!i lie Imd nuele a n-pntatieil for
l,iir.si!f. Tl;e v.,m.T num then went
into lu-ini'-s mi h; own aon'unt,
r.nd tlie f:iuiNte of Argentina om
his nitauioii. Among his nnt
ini!or$ant uchievciiients are tl.s
Binalgaiiiation of tlie Yi ker-Mvi;u
f'ri "th the l'..irrnv Siiipliuildaijj
work, the inm:guriUuii tf tne t n
tral Luuil.ui railway, the jawing; of
(liir.a's lig lni.ii after hor defeat ly
Japan, and the :!egotiritiens foi
Cimncing the Nile irrigation worktt
OUVrtA r AstilOiMABUt.
"Y'i'.i iM-ein a hit dcpreMl lo-lay
n'' vetirday yoa wore m bright,
! "Jiut- '1 1 td vhal
vou wore a" bright.
I hail to chaig
to ma'.eh my ii: t!u
A GOOD TRUSS
Poorly fitted is crse
thaa a peer tress
AWT ie K0l THT
I have been in th bust
ness of fitting and selling
trusses for .fifteen years
and have made a reputa
tion for fitting and hold
ing the most obstinate
cases of Hernia.
I ell only good Trusses so
you are sure of a good
truss aud a perfect fit
wh n you come here.
Trusses From Si.oo Up.
A Year la College.
$2."0 cash or year in College
can be easily earned by one
yonng man or lady in each county
by September,. 1309. Plan does
not interfere with other employ
ment, and student can sel ect the
State name of institution you
wish to attend. No money re
For particulars address,
. MOKTON II. PEMBEKTOX,
j Jefferson City, Mo.
LOOKED FOR END OF WORLD
Februry 2?, Fifty Year Ago, Wh Set
for Catattrephe, and Many Put
Faith in the Prophecy.
"If the prophecy of a wvcntb son
Vho jjvel generation 0o had been
fu!fi"l Washington's birthday,
1P0!, would have been the fiftieth
sr.nivfrtsry of the end of the world,
or rather the world would have coma
to an end 50 years po, and there
would have Lrn no civil war nd no
lots of thing," said a man who f r
many years has kept clippings, si:d.
unlike many others who have that
habit, knns where to f.nd thun.
Iito in lSoS the "en-l of all thing"
as prcxliite-l for Fehruary 25, lo'K
tnd in some parts of the country jx-fw
p! Uamo panie-Ftrivken, mid, if
the ftory as told ly the strapk
mtin is true, tho wealth of a New
York family had its foundation in a
pieee of property which was sold at
i ridiculously Final! price because of
tiio "end"' which was soon coming.
SUGAR FUEL FOR MOTORS.
Sugg. i ions are being made to
"jar planter of South Anrtrka and
r'.-here that industrial ah oho!
making cvielh rit fuel for driving en
p!nos, might lo dictil'ol from thei;
nirphin fUxk of ntolaes. Att-ord
in. to the csiK rinu nts made in tl
rii tl State, tav the 1) -'-v Ad
w rtiwr, where t'hf ontpu f . Ui t
aii'l mite nigar eomliiin-l .-ehi-
otnc iii,ihki jori. aiHuit em- gauenp-
of itvliitrinl ali-ohid tan ho o t.-um-d
from time giilion of moU"; an I
as thi- priiv of the latter is pijte
non nut! mi mo't lar-je Migar es-
t.it. , the almhol would lie thmp.
Ijh.ikIh on S-uith Anitriiiin i.nd
Afriuiii riirs. hih iunt ;it j-ri
I'tU tnii to the treulilvN-.mi- iul
!. n -thy pro, i s. of i uiiaig tniiU r for
their fiit I. could thus U- si'.v rx-dl
hv I'.ioio! Uati a change whiih
would U iii many way wIo:: ? in
the ruhU-r trade.
CHINESE AS POKER PLAYERS.
"l l o Chinese j'5 j-wker 1A
fiell'ls. That' Ut-iSUSC it -tit flu hi.
Str.inge to miv." wrids I.iiH.'ln Cu'm
;r.i in the American Mag;;ne. ''f
k. the trah we've put -uv T f sn (
the g one of draw ok r i the only
thing that lh the Chinese t h.iru it r J
jt every turn. '
' It as if they h I p lit nil t!.ex j
riirs jjist to j-rfivt th.-i.i- h. s for j
thiU game. It HpjK.-i! t- h'n. it'? j
It got 01i-e; alld V
in tahie. ti i ag
H a vhun Ui tliw
the M. 1 Ccrch, So-jih. Uaild-
ing fund, wa pulled ,7 Jj4t Fri -
dy Mght t- xiy,-n Lv3 p-'.Y.p.'e. j
A ftreat many : ,Ui bonht t;c-
k'its, JjoTvevcr, vr'uo dM ct at-
tend, having seen the shovr be
Several new numbers ere on
the program amwp; them fvAo', r . '"'jUK..03
by Mr, Sam Barr? Mia, ZetU V ElJ
Waiter ,d Lhtle SUC r ' V r' t'
orakcr. 7aen a -k r'a H a
M. C. Cfccrch. Scntb
Her. W. H. Hargrove informs
us that the solicitors for the M.
E. Cliurch, South, Building
Fond have loV
This with the $3,000 k-sarancej8; li-;irjA federal sod
gives the church U,'?:0 dc"arg:r 5 c W--K"r w;ta lr
almost enough to rebuild. Her.
Uargrove informs n that v.cv
expect to spend ?:.,iC0ia rebuild-
The Jones Coal Mining Cc.
and the defrauded miners em
ployed by Frank Lowe have
made an agreement whereby Mr
Jones takes charpe of the mine.
The men employed by Lowe will
work the mine until they receive
all the money owed tbea by
Lowe. After this is done Mr.
Jones will open another mine
near the Lowe shaft and tia own
men be put to work.
The Lowe a flair was a hard -
u.p on me miners men employ
and ail wid be C!ad to learn that
these men are to recieve the
The little daughter of Fred
Putnam and wife at tne Holland
mine wet of town, was a victim
of whooping cough Sunday.
Funeral services were held at
the home Monday and interment
made in Green La wo cemetery.
Mrs. Maggie Ilotchkiss arriv
ed in Rich Hill Tuesday from
Colorado Springs, accompanied
by her daughter Miss Madge
Mc Ken lie Mrs-II is a sister
of Mrs Creaey of this city.
CsjuntP C!.rlf C 11 U'.w.L
A uown form Iiutlcr Tuesday,
Deputy Sheriff, Dyke McCarnl
of Hutler w;;s in town Tuesday.'.
DRY GOODS CO,
$1.00 BLACK VOILE G0c
Fine, sheer, imported
wool Voiles iu black and blue
only, that will be the ideal
material for a nice summer
dress skirt. The regular
one dollar quality
a yard 'oSC
Skirts made te your
measure from this goods in a
full model p fT
D IT A H T U IT
jH-J Cf Zlllltf.: tj til. tl'lj
p-.f C 1 D
n, . a. v..
General Ot ,iri:
1st In accordance with artVin
; hereby t3 ".mited a
k pr&vf-a cf d; za&ml ccra-
ra J':s ia fir n Lawn ssi oiLr
jCtr;sijt wtstcf the dtj.
.,4. ;Ti.y xrVa t i H3ty.
CSii;C3j i,--J-0.i Ssdj, Hay St
j 11 oclxk a- ia. ai the HrAt Dap
jt:,t Chsrch, the MescriiJ -t-
ciou , VpracLd by R-.-v. vT.
IL Harrfrore cf the M. C Chartti
Sotsth. Ail rrecbers cf the Pct
are exc'-i i to Le pre&ect, ax4
eneraI P60' lre cordhaJJj ia
i Vitc" " present oo this occi
Crd Coanuies ire reqees-ed
t- sssmhk ia frr.--t of the
church Sunday ir.orau:. May.
it 1 'j -si o"c'.ck, tnd rt-aJly
to march is to charc'a a few cia
utci bvfore time for semce to
begin and occupy seats reserved
for them in the bciy of the
4th-Oa Monday mo ruing, Maj
Cist, all are rejaested to assem
ble at east c&te of Green Lawa
cemetery with Cowers U 10 a, m.
ready at word of command to
march to G. A. R. lot aa bead
quarters, where the ritual of the
o. A. Iw will he observed and to
decoration of designated graves
! proceed in re?ular order
j 5thA rdi! invintFnn
Lereby extended to the iceral
' nni.-;.-. tr T;,.;rs,.,
propriate ceremonies over the
graves cf the natioo'a sacred
1 G. Galiage r,
Goo. 1. Hackehy, Adjt.
Star Ifeeatre ScSJ,
The Star Licet ric theatre, the
oldest ia this city, which haa
been successfully operated by
Frank Kilts and WiU Intius for
more than a year waa sold last
week to C. IL Terry, who baa
Kilti and I'ontias have becama
intereted in a fclin eichauga
business a t Oklahoma City.
:,lr,, ln,l l'nl( v',!t.K
jdowa Ukmo fr some time. W
Kei.v.vuiea uccesa ia
wS'al ev'r busiucsa they taay