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To All Summer Resorts
On sale Juno 1st, final return
limit October 31st. Let us fig
ure with you when you con
template a trip to any point.
Good connections. Best of ser
vice and Courtious treatment.
Geo. B Conover, Agent.
HADLEY AT HOME.
THE GOVERNOR SETTLED DOWN FOR
A. D. Mattkhos
F.dltr and Mannjrer.
levied every Thursday.
Subscription price 11.00 per year.
Knteretl luto the pout-office at Rich
Hill, Mo. an a second dims matter.
All correspondence rutitrt be In T
When we scan the daily papers
With their head lines black
As one by one their rustling,
Crime stained pages we unfold,
The many sins and sufferings
Of the people makes us sad.
And we sometimes almost feel
The world is going to the bad.
When we read of awful murders
And dead bodies stork and cold
How men respected and esteemed
Have honor sold for gold;
And the story of the grafter
With his tainted load of spoils,
And the suffering of the guilty,
Who are caught within the toils.
But just the same we always
That where one man goes wrong
There are a thousand in this
Whose lives are one grand song,
Whose deeds though not recorded
Among affairs ef state;
Are graven deep and clearly
In the bulky tome of fate.
' With uncomplaining fortitude,
They bear their loads of care;
Of them no songs are sung,
For them no plaudits rend the
And though their greatness is
Iu marble halls of fame;
Their deeds have helped to make
The old world better just the
same. A. D. M.
supreme nerve to criticize F. II
DeV'ol, who is the Republican
congressional nominee in thi's
district, for the reason that he
appointed a clerk from his family,
while a member of the late Mis
souri legislature. We have yet
to hear of Crossly passing up an
opportunity to gather for him
self any of the sheaves that he is
able to reach in this direction.
For years he held for the Star
the printing patronage of the
state normal school at Warrens
burg, without formality of bid.
ding because the work was con"
trolled by a board appointed by
a Democratic governor; and his
gall carried him to a point of at
tempting to hold tho work, un
der similar conditions, after the
appointment by a Republican
governor of a board which deem
ed it the proper thing to have
estimates on this class of work.
The Crossley nerve, at least, has
not suffered from the political
reverses which made him a loser
in this matter. Greenfield Vedette.
SCOFFING AT RELIGION.
Advertising is talking. A busi
ness man cannot very well stand
at the door and tell Ike passers
by of the goods he has for sale,
and their prices. Even if in a
measure he could do it the result
would not for various reasons be
very satisfactory. But through
the medium of his local paper he
can reach the whole community
in the most effective way under
the most favorable circum
stances. Of all the varied forms
of advertisement experience has
conclusively proved tnat there is
none that brings such good re
turns as generous, attractive ad
vcrtising in the columns of the
press. It is read in the quiet
of the home and discussed by the
whole family, and the result to
the merchants is increased sale
and enlarging business. Ex.
Wallace Crossly, the patrouuge
grabbing editor of the Warrrens
burg Star, who has represented
Johnson county in tho legislature go.
for the pastjow terms, lias the' Kautas City btar,
We heard one of our young
men making sport of religion in
front of our office tho other day.
His mustache bad just began to
sprout and judging from his
mental faculties were not as well
developed as the mustache.
During eur brief stay upon earth
we have seen many just such
cold in death. We have seen the
atheist at rest in his casket, but
before being consigned to their
last resting place they have all
been carried through the doors
of a church and had prayers
said over them. This young
man could scoff at religion in his
strength and beauty of health,
but if the dark angel should get
after him he would instinctively
regret what he said and look in
to the future with fear and
trembling. When ouo stands
before the open door of eternity
his desire to scoff at religion
vanishes. Wo admit there are
bad men in church, but even
these black sheep in the Hock
might be blacker if they were
outside. No young man or old
one either, should condemn the
noble t fforts the army of Chris
tiiin men and women are making
toward bettering the condition of
things, and whether we attend
church or not but lew of us
would desire to live in a com
munity win re there was no
church Young men, in the
future, if you must scoff at re
ligion, please get a little further
from our office if you do not
want to see jour name in print
A man with the thickest moss
on his back has been located at
Hutler. He says if the proposit
ion to vote Ix.nds to build a new
high school Carrie he will sell
his property for $.;iK less than
he now asks. Some booster
should buy him out and let him
from MikKouu uuUa iu mv
Jefferson City June 27. After
a most delightful trip to Indiana
and Kentucky Governor Hadlcy
and Mrs. Hadley returned to the
capital of Missouri last Tuesday
night and on Wednesday began
'preparations for occupying their
i new log cabin summer home on
j the Governor's farm. For nearly
a mouth Governor Hadlcy had
been making short trips and re
sponding to calls for his presence
at various points. The trip to
I Indiana and Kentucky wound up
the strenuous going and coming
of lhe governor for the present
and, excepting a few engage
ments at intervals, he will be at
the capital or at h's farm near by
where he will spend the summer
with his family.
Governor Hadley and Mrs.
lladley enjoyed a trip through
the famous Blue Grass region of
Kentucky in an automobile.
From Lexington to Versailles, a
distance of li miles they traveled
over one of the smoothest and
best turnpike macadamized roads
in Kentucky, through a region as
rich, productive and beautiful as
can be seen anywhere in the
world. At Versailles they en"
countered a terrific storm of
thunder, lightning and rain, but
they sped through it, traversing
the farneus counnty of Woodford
and a portion of Franklin to
Frankfort, the fair capital of
Kentucky, where they were
royally entertained by Governor
Wilson, a popular Republican.
Monday the executive com
mittee of the National convention
of Governors, ot which committee
Governor Hadley is a member,
met with Governor Wilson to fix
the time and place and to ar
range a program for the next
met ting of the convention. Gov
ernor Hadley wanted it held at
Jtfferson City but a majority of
the governors w ho had been con
sulted prior to the meeting of
tne couiojuieo naa expressed a
preference for Kentucky, where
the mint grows line, tho liquor
sparkles bright and the ladies
shine brighter, and where
politicians are born and reared
by fair mothers for statesman
ship and glory. Governor Had
ley had equally good claims to
present for Missouri, but Ken
tucky won and the governors
will be entertained at Frankfort
and Louisville November 2'.),
when President Taft, Col Roose
velt and Justin Harliu of the
Supreme Court (a Kentuckian)
and Governor Hughes of New
York will be their special guest.
It will be a remarkable meeting.
other Democrat ic leaders created
tho districts as they stand today,
and as far as Mr. Cook Is cor
coined ho has no concealment
about it. Several of the dis
tricts did not return tho Dem
ocratio majorities expected o f
them else there would have been
2G Democratic Senators In the
Senate during the past decade
instead of only 22.
Democrats hero who have been
free to sign the petition have not
listened to objections by Demo
cratic lenders. The political
aspect ot the movement is well
understood here and but little
encouragement is given to those
who oppose it. The petition has
been signed freely by Democrats
all over the state.
As soon as the petition for
submitting the senatorial dis
tricting amendmeut is filed with
and accepted by the Secretary
of State the State Committee
will begin a literary campaign in
favor of its adoption. The work
of securing signatures was done
more expeditiously aud perfectly
than any similar effort in the
history ofvthe state.
AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION
TO E SUBMITTED.
Republican lute Committee rreposet
New Arranoement of (senatorial
District t Prevent Another
When the Republican etate commit
tee met la 81. Douls early In May the
chairman. Waller H. Dickey, wei nu
thurlied to appoint a sub orurulttce to
confer with Oovcrnor Hadlcy and
agree upon a bill for dividing Ihealate
Into senatorial districts, and to deter
mine how to get It before the people
for enactment under the provisions of
the Initiative and referendum. Mr.
TM..VP mihseauently appointed C. C.
ie have heroine noted -stir-h a move
tunt aa only asg.ealv " ''""
have undertaken to put through la
l.nt than ten day a.
j The text of !' pi'fix'wt amend
ir,.... a It nninnie on thew, petl-
tlona and will appear on tho official
ballot (If the peiltl.ma aio accepted
by the secretary ef state a"1! he
amendment U placed on tho ballot),
U aa follow:
WORK IN MISSOURI.
The Frisco Railroad Co. have
volunteered to lend a car tc the
Missouri Association for the Re
lief and Control of tuberculosis
for the purpose of displaying a
Traveling Tuberculosis Exhibit
throughout the State. The Mis
souri Kanas & Texas Railroad
Co , the Wabash Railroad Co. and
other roads have agreed to haul
the car without expense.
The A nbe user 13 u sen Brewing
Association have donated $1000.
00 to the State Association to-
CONSTITUTION Of MUaOUKI.
T.l eubbmllted tti l"il voters
of the elate, ot Mi""im for Ooli P
Motal or fejealhiii the tegular u
IihI .lil.n to be h-ld " '1' '"
,i. l following the t"' l . ! ..i jr In No
vember. A l, !'" f-i".l"'
amains out anil anuullme; notion ll
of Arm l e of It" Omtuiiinn
aoorl. end na. tin mii.I I'tnn
rr lloll tO lK kllilWIl "'
Article 4. which la I" amide and ntu.ee
follow a: ,ii
K.-II..II II. Article i The arnatollul
di-in.-tn of lliw '' hcioli.-r lea
.i......t -r..l ..tn.il.rr.1 aa folluwa:
I Tho Hlt limllKl 'I'" ru.llilJ.HWd
MadUon of K.nsae City. Unny Hal- . A" '""un- n""' "
Evans OI ',.,.,., in, tin t. The romitlrg ot
Worth. Uciitiy. Ix-Kulb. luiieu and
committee and namd Cal. Tierce of i 'lrrhiirt"iitrK t - Ti" cnuntiw of Mt
Maryville, Capt. Heory King, editor ot I ,rr, omn.ty. I'uiom. iiuliian. AJair
tli Glohe-Uemoorat. K. K. E- ilcjlm- a ""our itV ' ?t J, H.-t Tli count of Scot-
editor of the Springfield Kepuu- l i,i. ci, Knox. t.. t "i
Morris, editor of the St . ' - 'J-,' i,:...V.-. "
and Homer Hall ot ' hlllh i,im. i i n .ir.u- of Livin-
ot the revision , eto. ir.i i '" "". '""' :... f
c.iiii ..-.. -
Plntto I'lar. It). Clinton i1 t.lilwll.
KiKli'ti l'mtrn I . 'I'h county ol llu
chamm. . .....
i..i....n .viiuitv utiull b dlvl.l.nl Intj
drldiie of Milan and H. I).
llonue Terre aa membera of the aub-
llcan. C. D.
Trenton la member
board), as an advisory commtUee to
act with thl eub-commlltee.
Thui eminent HeDubllcan leader
' ... ..I .... I M.I.WIIVV
' .il.iw Nmth T.m Hi "! I.lrvcnth
t Twelfth. I'ttilt - Ti" i-ulU-ti ol John-
i ton. lfftto "'' 1 .
! Thlllr.-i.th litri-i 1 he countlee of
I Fiilni. ivtttn. i'.wi-t xl Iicnton
called to their aattntanco Hon. JobU
E. S wanner, Hon. Jeaae A. Tolerton
and other well Informed public men.
aud at conference with Oovernor
it.. 1 1.. A..-iA-A the flrt Bteo. to K....rt.niii I'.'i I I - 1 1" t-oumlra of
blink out a map of the .tale .ho. lag "Xru"'.:'
2 districts OUUlde of 8t. lOUI and a.,,,, ,,nioni. . ) . Wmm, LJncoItl, St.
Kansas City, and to give Si. Umls
seven and Kaanaa City tlncluding
JarkHon county) three districts 34
districts in all, two more for the
cities and two less for the countlee
than under the present arrangement,
because the elttee now have Ihss rep
resentation In the senate than they
are entitled to and the countiea more.
Senatorial districts In th cities are
outlined by the circuit Judges, a ma
jority of whom are Republicans in 8t.
Louis at present. The Kansas City
Judges are equally divided politically.
It as determined that each district
should hare approximately Jno.iiOO
population, as shown by the late cen
sus. In case the tennus futures could
be obtained; and that the counties
should be so grouped as to be con-
wards the expense of preparing j I
the Exhibit and when additional j iltUi'ci tbom b. ,rotipod as far as st
fands are secured tbi. Exhibit
will be sent throughout the State
ti the different towns and cities.
Lectures will be given and lit
erature will be distributed. In
this manner the whole state will
b2 given information as to how
tuberculosis i a
prevented and cured. It is hoped
tl at the nert Legislature will
dotiuite acliou to stamp out
Tuberculosis in Missouri. It is
estimated that there are eight
thousand deaths every year from
this disease. It has been shown
that the death rate can be re
duced and many of these lives
cm be saved by the care of those
artlicted and by the education of
the people of Missouri.
Missouri will speedily take its
proper place as one of the first
States in the Anti-Tuberculosis
FALSE BUSINESS ECONOMY.
I'ublic men here are Just now
more interested in the proposed
constitutional amendment for re
districting the state than in any
other political matter. It is con
ceded that the amendment, if
placed on tho November ballot,
will b o adopted. Whether it
finds its place on that ballot de
pends on how a Democratic Sec
retary of State deals with thu
petition. IJ y tho last of this
week there will bo tiled thousands
of copies of the petition signed
by the requisite number of
the qualified voters in every
congressional district. A s far
as the petition itself is concern
ed it will bo in perfuct line with
the law and cannot bo rejected
on its merits.
Lieutenant Governor (Jraelich
while circulating a petition laNt
week, called on Hon. Sam V.
Cook, who was Secretary o f
fcitato when tho present CJerrj
mander of senatorial districts
was made. Mr. CoU was very
courteous but declined Ut sign
the petition. The legislature of
l'JUl haying failed to re-ditrict
the state into nutorial districts
Mr. Cook with Attorney General
Crow and Guv. Dockery were re
tiuind by Uw to make tho
anii.iitionmeut. Mr. Cook and
In business there is sometimes
a closeness w hich goes by the
name of economy, but which iu
its practical wordings is nothins:
To spend a dollar for a certain
purpose and get nothing in re
turn means a dollar wasted, but
two dollars spent for the same
purpose bringing in many dor
lars as a return is economy and
Jlow often this truth is Been
in advertising. Ouo merehent
grudgingly upend but a few
dollars a year for advertising his
business because, so ho says, he
"can't afford to pay more," and
naturally he gets poor returns.
Another merchant advertises
liberally and judiciously and as a
consequence his business grows
apace. The one merchant shows
false economy with the inevitable
result, the other shows true
economy because it puts more
money in his pocket.
No tne realizes .the truth of all
this more than tho great money
order houses. Each o f them
Bpends yearly a king's ransome
jtj advertising because experience
(ells them it fiays. Many a re
tail merchant :old wit It protlt
follow their example by a pro
poitionato expenditure for the
find it pay.
possible according to conditions to be
represented. Without determlng party
majorities before hand it wan found ,
that such an arrangement gives the
IVmocrata 1! and the Republicans 12
districts, with normal majorities,
baaed on the last presidential vote,
ranging from about 3D0 to 1.000.
After ascertaining that no advance
communicated; ngures from the late census could be
nan ux time tor ue in ri"iiuiui
the present population of the couatles
the committee decided to be gorerned
IT an approximation of population aud
the total number of voe cast In each
county for president In Dog. This
work of grouping the counties having
been completed, Mr. Dickey Invited
membera ot the state committee to
meet with the members of the sub
committee and advisory committee at
Jefferson City June IS. Meanwhile
GoTernor Hadley and Mr. Hall had
fully considered all legal questions
Involved aad such matters of policy as
t enter Into such an Important move
Whea the state chairman and the
committeemen got together at Jeffer
son C ity It was first decided that In
stead of a bill for enactment by the
people an amendment to the ronatl. J
lutloq should be submitted, under the
new Initiative U,' kDd (but Uiv
amendment should repeal aeiiluu H
of article It of the couttutlou,, hlch
originally divided the state Into 34
senatorial districts, and that It should
repeal. In effect, section 7 of that
article, under which section the gov
ernor, attorney general and secretary
cf st.te have for 30 years had the
privilege of creating senatorial dis
tricts la behalf of the Democratic
party, wllheut reference to the popu
lation or Ui 'he pumper of votes In
any district, but with ivfdeui'e (it
uiarlly to electing: at least twet.ty
Democratic senators. The srnste has
had S3 te 24 Democratic members out
of It ever slace the constitution of
UTS was adopted.
Having thus decided upon submit
ting a constitutional amendment Gov
ernor Hsdley, Mr. Hall and other law
ysrs present retired (rout the com
)utee meejlpg and drew the amend
ment as agiaaj moo Jhe form of
petition was subsequently agreed upon
and the state chairman and secre
tary, Messrs. Dickey aud Lake, In
behalf of the state committee, began
prepaiatlona to have petitions printed
and placed In the bands of party cotu
mltteeinen and workers all over the
state for the necessary signatures for
submitting the amendment to vote at
fbe November election. The first lot
if poti'.lpni went eut from the tempo
rary headquarters iff K'D1f c"y
June 20, and by the 1Mb thousands of
them had been returned, fully signed,
many of them containing Dfty names.
What ordinarily would have required
several weeka for accomplishment
was done In Ave days. Chairman
Dickey aent the petitions to every
active Republican party worker whose
addrene he had, and to many promi
nent rltliens who desired to assist Ir.
I he work of securing signatures. It
ras one of those quick, resolute and
ueceeerui auovegieai for which Mr,
(liMtl alt'l l!li
pm.mli lftri.-t The
l Lu: an4 J.tTr.m.
Tlia illy ut St Ijiiih pti.ill be divlJeil
Into en iitrl.-t numbered rie.
tivHr mm f'lt..w: H-v-nl..?ilh. KlS"t--i.lh
.Ninrieeiiili. T-iitlth. Tinr
Ort 'Tvii iv.wi ml and Tnty-"l"l.
Tatontv-tnnr'h I'l.tiM -1 h. counties
ef Ok. - nii.kiiii, i'ra ford. Vvaati
Inf '!., Ililf.. Mio and oc.
1 aet.tv. nritt I i.trn i The o..nt:es o
lr4r Jl..in ruU.ai. Mu.tr. Cam
den atom'- J ' d ...e
Twentemh Mtti t TT.e counties ot
ll:.'k!. 1-n.aa. t'y.k. 1W. Ida ai4
bt '!... r
Twelit) -neli,.'l l''.-iii-t Tiie counties
of V erT5.ti. t..if, Iv.lon and Caa
T nt -e.lnti In-iru I. I i.e coutity cf
Tee.tv-n'nth t!-ri. I The rour.t ! of
lwreme. I,.itv Newton and M. linald
Thiitu tli InMrti t The i-cutitir ut
Gr ne "l:tntin H'or.a and Taney.
Thirty-hit I'tatrM-t lhe counOea of
Web-i.r. niU, Trio. Itoaea. lug
U and Oaa:.
Thltly-e. on.l IMtrl-t The cettntlea
of lletlt. Iton. Reynnirla, Shaiipnn. Wans,
farter. Itmler. loi-iey and on-son.
Thirty-third I '' ' ' ' 1 ' -'Viinie 'i
Knnirvl.. rte. i.envviexe rrnj. -
i m.lHnaer and (ape i;irrdu-
Ihlt-ty-rourth lMl-lt The routitl.a
ef rtul.larl Scitt Imrtlcim. Miaeiaaipn.
New Mdtld and Vimc"t,
Thla U:vi-n.ti ef the aiate Into aenatnr
lal Oilri.i ahall tontlnun until lha
Vnlted ttt' iiua of !- alll have
been taken and II. e reeult Iherrof aa 14
till alate a'-erlalned. lien lhe dUtllela
ahail by law te.1 by lhe peori. oe
inaeed hy tlie Cieneral Aaembly. I re.
Vleed and aJjualed in the l.au of thai
ren.n. and evei leu I rale t!.etfter
Upon lhe liui. rf ll.e. t'lilted Htal.a tn
aui the ,ttil.i aliall he rrvl.-d and
adjuated bv a law ena.f d hv the opla
or paaai-d hy II. (ler.iral Awnibly.
The latter part of the pruixiHed new
section IU minul section 7. though It
does not directly r-el 11. It Is that
lection 1 7 hlh au'lrl.-s the tjjree
state officers tu mJle liiu scntorl
apportlouui"Ht. The Utter j-art ol inal
section r-ii as follows:
"Provided. Tlmt If at at t tlma or
from in) i.iu" lhe lien.-ial Aml'ly
ahall l.U or rle to .ltiiil tlia etala
for eenalote a reonlied In tbla aei tn.ll.
II ahall be the djt. o( llr li.n ei not . pec.
rataiy ot ftrfta and Altolto) l.al.eral.
within tlilrty dj)a ata-r lha adjournment
of lhe tienetal A-"i.l.ly on wl.nh aarh
duty dealej. to i.eilor.n "1 d't). and
to flie lit the orrt e ..X the -ciaiary of
Ptale a full atatem-it of the diMriete
formed by them Im ludlng the nainra rt
the rountlea enihiaced III ra-h dilil.-t.
and lha nuiubria the,. of. aald atalemr.il
In be aihed by Uiem. and aliened by
Uia tlteat beal o( rtiute. and upon the
proclamation of the t'.overnor. the fame
hull fve binains and effe- tual aa If Soiva
ty lha ileneral Aeinhly."
It la the nullification of this section
hlch the Democratic icmlcrs on
It has bn-en their
iiiaUiktay for uinny year.
alwsys defeat rcd.ati irilnn tlllsl Iq fna
legislature snd thus tniiwer tht
three state officers to form arnatorlal
districts and guarantee a big Demo
crs'.lc majority In tlte senate. Ilu
such a mulorlty can Interfere with the
pollctei and work of a Republican gov
ernor and s'ate ulinluUti atloa s
shown by the course of the senate la
110, when nearly every special meas
ure proposed by Governor Hsdley and
ydxpted by the houae of repreaentae
Uvea. u defeated ey tho Dciuoci ".J
Uialoilty In the senate, for merely ptj.
This la a true atatemciit of the ori
gin of the senatorial dletrlctlng amend
ment proponed by Republicans and of
the procedure by which It canle to It
preach! alatua, all statements ot tho
vppoaltlon preaa to the contrary Dot-wlthatandlng.
kawverijor l- 1 k hits been making
some iiilHcellniicona remsrks about
President Tatt'a cshluet, alleging that
It Is made up of aitoiuejs for or rep
resentatives of "the Interests." Doubt
less the eminent gentlemen who be
long to lhe president's cabinet are rep
resentative of "the Interests" the In
terests of the people the pn Kent Na
tional adniltilstrstion Is trying to
serve the millions of Americana,
Democrats and Itepubllcatis alike, who
wuiit the government to acroinpHxti
results for the geuersl good. Our for
mer governor1 seems to be having trou
blesome dreams about "the Interests."
It might be profitable for him to clas
sify the so-called Interests thst be be
lieves are running the government
Being specific, however, is laborious
and dangerous to a msn ho does as
much talking as Folk, or Kryan.
Col. Roosevelt has settled down to
hard nowapaper work. I'nllke moat'
in ..i. i' z.: : . . ' r m 7 " "
iuuj, we, wuu.u, mil,, ana eecretajry Lea. aad U, ,dlioig he finds it easier to settle uu
active tufOibejfj f QtVp Q92tfy thto to aelllg doa.