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' . Contest Rules.
tfr-AMMMMMMf-Tbii Premium and JRapolar Voting Contest will ba conducted p strictly booest business principles, with pcffect justica and fairneaa to all con ' caned. i-Tb Craad Prlzt Stall Ba a laa, first-class Piano, valued at advertised plica. Many other valuable and useful prises will be given. iCaadldattsAoj lady over u . jears of age, married or single, in tbis and I adjoining counties ia eligible to a place in , the Contest. Tbe most popular lady is Iba oat wbo tball receive the most votes; U her shall be awarded the beautiful Grand Prise. Other candidates to receive heir choice of prizes in order, according , 40, their atanding of votes. 4 71 la Vaft In case of a tie, the , a f tin of tbe prises will be equally divided, ft t like prize, granted to tbosa tying. irrCla$$a$ at Vatat The votes are ' iaraed ia coupons of the following denom- UtiQs -Mn Subscript ions,.... joo votes for fi.oo Renewal Subscriptions 500 votes for 1.00 $Mk Subscriptions . . .500 votes for 1.00 1' jijMf Subscriptions 5,000 for 3.00 Right it reserved to add additional . alaaaoa of votes, and other publications aja to change or modify these rules and . f Halations aa necessity demands. iUaatral lattmetliBS Names of contestants will be printed in order ac ordini to standing and the amount of their votes published regularly after first coaat is made. Daring first 43 daya no candidates will ba permitted to cast over 5,000 Subscrip tion Votes during one week. Merchants of Free Paper Coupon Votes can be voted ia any quantity and at any time, Votes will not be allowed on subscrip- . tioos at less than regnlar price of tbe pa- Votes once deposited in ballot boi can tot bo transferred to another. Postmasters' and Agents' commissions are to be suspended during contest. No contestant will be allowed to take more than one of the Extra Special Prizes that we may offer from time to time. The publishers are not to tell whom any votes for, except in case of alleged er ror or irregularity. ' ''lachjoiileste'jlsreuesledlo send 0; IwiflMiWPfow fer PuMiPtipB tl IQRH U convenient, Make op your mind who you want to vote for, before coming to tbe office as the editor will positively not decide the matter for you. Contestants should keep a list of their votes turned in each week, and see that Publisher's figures verify it. All coupons should be placed in envel opes with names of contestants written plainly thereon. Free so Vote Coupons rill be published ia this paper during first 60 days of 'con test and can be voted without1 cost for "any contestant. " Aa Awa'f'liBg Committee e tpree o the best business men are to le appointed to make final count and distribution of prises. Contest to run not less than 90 days; the date of dosing will be announced aliout thirty days in advance. The Contest shall close at 4 o'clock on the date to ba announced later. Two weeks previous to date of closing, tbe judges arc to take the ballot box, carefully locked or sealed, to tbe Banks announced, where it will te kept on a table I- . iront window dur OBlaM1 ,nd , to! Vault a) night n nil close of pontegt, ahea tbe awarding committee takes Charge and makes final count. During tbe last two weeks all voting most be done In the locked box at the bank. If secrecy in voting is desired, place your cash subscriptions, together with other Votes and Coupons, in Sealed Envelopes with name of Contestant on aame, ud deposit ia Ballot Box. Envel opes and Subscription Blanks will be f ur aished for this purpose. The strict com pliance with these roles guarantees a fair and square deal to all concerned. Announcement COUNTY ATTORNEY. 1 hereby announce that I will be a can didate for the nomination for tbe office oi county attorney at the primary to be held on the and day of August, subject to the will of tbe Democratic voters. A. L. Majors, SHERIFF. I hereby announce that I am a candi date for tbe nomination for tbe office of sheriff, subject to tbe will of tbe Demo cratic voters at tbe primary to be held on August 2, 1910. Ralph E. Maktin DISTRICT JUDGE. I am a candidate'for the nomination of district judge at tbe coming primary elec tion, subject however, to the will of the Democratic voters. W. J. Mookb. 1 am a candidate lor the nomination for tbe office of district judge, subject to the will of the Democratic voters at tbe primary Aug. 3. E. E. Sapp, Galena, Kas CORONER. I am a candidate for the nomination for coroner, subject to will of the Democratic voters at the primary to be held Aug. a. R. B, English REGISTER OF DEEDS. I hereby announce that I am a candi date for the nomination for register of deeds, subject to the will of the Demo cratic voters at the primary to be held August a, 1910 promising that if I receive the nomination to make a clean race for election. Archie E. Bottom DISTRICT CLERK. I am a candidate for tbe nomination for the office of district clerk, subject to tbe will of tbe Democratic voters at tbe pri mary to be held August 2, 1910, and I ask for favorable consideration. W. S. Wickbrsham, Ross Township. I hereby announce that I'am a candi date for the nomination for tbe office of clerk of tbe district court at tbe primary to be held on August 2. 1910, subject to tbe will of the Democratic voters. Robert L. Thorp, Weir City. PROBATE JUDGE. I am a candidate for the noir ination for probate judge, aubject to the action of tbe Democratic voters at the primary to be held August 2., 1910. N. L. Raymond, Wt Mineral, Kansas. gOUNTV SURVEYOR. I hereby announce myself as a candi date for tbe office of county surveyor. subject to tbe will of the Republicans ai the primary to be held August 2. vv. G. Sweeney. COUNTY CLERK. I hereby announce my candidacy for the nomination for the office of count) clerk, subject to tbe decision of the Dem ocratic voters at tbe primary to be held Augusta, 1910. William Shaffer, Ross Township. Vice President Sherman to Attend Many New Features This Year A Grand Affair. Cassvlll Reunion August :6 to 19. This it the biggest and best reunion held annually in South west Missouri. Tbe fine grounds, excellent spring water, splendid order that is maintained and for enjoyment never excelled, makes it an occasion of real solid pleas ure. Able speakers will be pres ent, splendid music furnished and amusements will be punier ous. Make arrangements to come and remain the entire four days Aug. 16, 17, 18 and 19. For Privileges address Privilege Committee, Cassville, Mo. . . r. Denton Robbins, Pres. -E. II. Meador, Sec'y. ' For Rtprssentatlre. . I have decided to ask for the nomination . for office of Repre sentative of tbe 26 district, sub ject to the will of the Democrats at the primary to oe neia Aug. 2, promising, if I receive the Ecainatios, to try and make a 'winning fight. B. vL. Arm rrso3, Neosho Township. If jz'A reed a paper hanger t a first class workman A. O. r.-: The Big Baxter Reunion to be held Autf. 2) to Sept. 3, at liax tcr Springs, Kansas, v. 111 u- tit. biggest one yet held. Many new aiiU latcrcbtinir lcaturcs will Le presented this year, thing ths. -uQ ercrj-j ... win amuse and enter tain the multitudes will be pro vided Vice President Sherman will attend the reunion, and there will be scores of other noted men. The attractions will be of a high order, and there will be plenty of entertainment for all classes. Concessions will be sold to first class people. For. camp ground and privileges apply to Chas. L. Smith, Privilege Man. .$10: reward" For evidence which will convict the party or parties who have been damaging the property of the Bax ter Telephone Company, by breaa ing glaaa inaulatora or otherwise. K W. TVw. Manager. Announcement C. H. Smith of this city an nounces his Candidacy for renom ination as a member of the Board of High School Trustees, subject to tbe will of the Republican voters at the primary August 2. Slippers at Pierce's for children 75c to $1.10; sizes 5 to 12. Slip pers for women, a few pairs at $1.25; sizes 3 and 4. . Men's Ox fords, fewjpajxsSTS . Ladies, remember if Tom Brown gets hold of your fine skirts or waists be will clean and press them as - they-' should be. and he will not overcharge yon either. ' " ' ' ." For Sale One of the prettiest residence lots in Baxter Springs. Located oh Military street, three blocks from the postoffice, on a corner,' has find shade, 50 feet front. Will take a hundred dol lars for it. Call here. We have for sale one of the nicest little homes in Baxter Springs. It is modern in every way, has plenty of outbuildings and fruit, and is in every way an ideal home. r 'Win H i H U Ju L Very little is earned in this life except by effort. If you want to the piano you must hustle. This is a case of where the race is to swift. Watch for tha closing date, but in the meantime work. win the THE PRIZES: First. Second. Third. Fourth. Fifth! Sixth. The Elegant Piano. A Ladies' $30 Watch. A $25 Water Set. The Adjustable Bracelet. Set Silver Knives and Forks. An Improved Oil Stove. Closing Date to be Announced' Soon. The time will be shorter than you think, girls.' so get busy, and get your friends to work. They will help you. We will furnish all the sample copies you need. We can not show any favors, but will help you as far as we can, consistently. ... - C 3P j How to Get Votes. New subscriptions, 500 votes $1.00 Renewal subs, - 500 votes $1.00 Back subscriptions, 500 votes $1.00 o-yr subscriptions 5,000 votes $5.00 The Prizes: D. II. BALE Win & CO.'S S400.00 HAMILTON PIANO FURNISHED BY THE NEWS. The Gregory Trading Company -)7Co mm with caiei at their store during this contest till! tlVW vwav- -r - - . Thp?r nriri. will be a S5.50 wicklCSS Oil StOVC 3 VOtCS K.vcu - each dollar's worth of goods purchased. . W in) f The Hood Implement Company Will give 5,000 votes with sales of hardware, buggies and imple ments during this contest Their prize to the winner will be a $10 set oi silver knives and forks. 25 votes with each dollar sale,, Other Prizes Will be Offered Later, GIVING THEM AWAY; The above merchants are giving FREE 25 votes with each,$l cash purchase at their stores. Ask lor them and then cast the ; votes for some girl on the list You are not doing the square thing by your own or your neighbor's daughter if. you. do not get the merchants coupons to which yon are entitled and present them to her, or casi them yourself at this office. Help the girls. , . . - -. Tilting Water Set Complete (QUADRUPLE PLATE) 1 ' e Rick Satin Finish, Hand Enftared Goblet Gold Lind. in it Velvet Adjustable Bracelet The most popular adjustable bracelet ever manufactured. Warranted 20 years, , THE PIANO. In order that our reader and the ladies taking part in theCon test may know more fully the merits of the beautiful piano we are offering as a capital prixe in tbis contest, we take tbe follow ing from the Tiano Purchaser? Guide, which is the acknowl edged authority of the different Fiar.o and Oran factories ia the U-;lvl riatcs: "The Hamilton Piano is made at the Hamilton factory of the Baldwin people ' at Chicago Heights, 111.. This instrument has many distinctive features giving it an individuality of its own which has established its leading position in the estima tion of the musicians and thr pu'blicM "It has stoci the test of the export r.'-ri.et, the most severe cf' ?'l .3 t:::, tolay graces the homes of the cultured ip many lands. The Hamilton piano was awarded the Silver Medal at the World's Exhibition at Paris 1900 and also the first order of merit at Melbourne, Australia, in 1903. The Hamil ton piano is backed by the Bald win Company, of which is said "The Baldwin Company, a house of great distinction and in the highest, ccrnscrcial ari -rancial h ir::rr:::i under the Jaws of Ohio, with a capital of $1,800,000, all paid in. Principal OSce, Cincinnati, Ohio. The Baldwin Company, as now constituted, is one of t: most unique and progressive es tablishments cot only in ths United States but ia the wcrllM One set, cr 12 vc?;--II tj- e-;a i. : : a : t :-