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1 •t 4 I #1 it. 12 PAGES ESTABLISHED 1 1 THE CITY'S FINANCES, Annual Financial Statement Shows it Takes a Lot of Money to Run the City for a Year. On page two of this issue will be found the tabulated financial report of the City of Leon for the year end ing April 1, 1916. It is the first statement which has been published for several years, although the law requires it to be published at the clofo of each fiscal year. The report contains some interesting things, and citizens will do well to study it care fully. The report shows that a total of $16,933.40 was collected in taxes. Of this sum the largest part, $5,077. 38 was for the payment of municipal bonds. For corporation purposes the tax was $3,072.80, cemetery $279.92, park $600.05, electric light $1,592. 18, library $64S.69, sewer fund $1, 308.98, water works $1,592.16, sew er outlet $377.01, improvements $1,167.08, road $S39.39, grading $377.76. The report shows there are $47,000 worth of city bonds out standing, but there is on hand in the amounted to $3,17 6.62. Auto Killed a Horse. bond fund $7,294.80. There are also ceived at the caucus Saturday last, outstanding warrants amounting to when I received the nomination for $6,779.55, and city sewer certificates committeeman I wish herewith to re outstanding in the sum of $19,600. spectfully decline. This will make Last Saturday afternoon about son, three o'clock an auto containing four jng men which was enroute from Donnel- Iowa, to Brush, Colorado, struck and other injuries so that it was the others were going there with him be the mud they were running slowly, horses along at a pretty lively rate. man the car. Raymond was thrown clear dragged it a short distance. The car was only slightly damaged, a broken lamp and bent fenders constituting the damage, and the men proceeded on their'journey the following day. v, thi mnHP. \.1Px Rescinded *.re umit seen by many thousand people, and e/Tathlr^vas™ the county exhibits at the State Fair this year will be made a feature. Rescinded Fire Limit Ordinance in uici.n.mce in Regard to Depot. coifnciTheri^tThSa0/ evening the council voted to rescind that: Sl'ES FOIl $15,000 DAMAGES. W. C. Stun-. Former Leon Printer, Sues les Moines Property Owner. W. C. Starr, who was for a number of years employed as foreman of The Reporter office, moving to Des Moines the first of the year, last Saturday brought suit for $lo,000 against Em ma G. Sperry, owner of a building at the southwest corner of Walnut and West Second streets, in Des Moines, alleging he was crippled for life when a radiator weighing a thousand pounds fell on him on the morning of April 1st, crushing his foot. At the time of the accident Mr. Starr was passing through a nallway on his way to work in the office of the National Printing Company which occupied the second floor of the building. A big radiator with a broken leg had been set up against the wall in the hallway, and as Starr was passing it fell over and caught him, breaking the bones of his foot. Fayette Township Committeeman. To Whom It May Concern, but Especially to the Democrats of Fay ette Township: "While grateful for the support re- also shows that the revenue from the am glad to retire in his favor as he because provisions had to be hauled Htv waterworks during the vear was my choice and received my sup- were nom the east. city waterworks duiing tne year 1 tllat wouid but wjiat Bervjce ceive my Ulireserved a horse a few miles east of Leon, and believe, and hope, the loyal support could be traveled at any time the the animal sustained a broken leg of ever'y man wjio tlie caUcus. necessary to kill it. The auto was .eampajgn jn harmony and with fair The farmer could also haul larger owned by a man living at Brush, and prospei desired to look at some land. On account of smaller loads on poor ones. Strength cm. ln mv ]ong an(1 when they met a couple of boys on tance \vith Mr. Newcomb I have holes and over rough places could be horseback, who were galloping their f0unci hjm not but a Just as they met the car the horse democrat. He is worthy of your would be fewer loads furthermore, ridden by Raymond Mullin, son of SUpport, Joe Mullin, who lives a few miles know that he will be acceptable to cally graded and dragged they will east of i^eon, jumped right in front of the county, al over the car and was not injured, thing to insure harmony and to en- soon after a rain and before the but the car caught the horse and able the victory we hope for. This d0es retire ance tliat can am at the office Qf county suerintendent tlle Mrs. Henry Wilson had a narrow! ton, Leo Hoffman and. W. T. Coons, escape from death Tuesday night. She had been suffering from a very severe headache, and after retiring for the night got up and took what fhlpStrPh0utedh7mfstaLrshftaodoakhI avir-ti,r mistake was discovered shortly and i„ctinp Base Ball Sunday Afternoon. The first game of the season for the reorganized Leon city base ball team will be played on the grounds south of Leon Sunday afternoon, when Osceola comes for the opening game. A new grandstand has been built, and the grounds are in good shape. Everybody come out and see a good game. Had Snow in Nebraska. We are in receipt of a letter from Osmer Sissel, a former resident of Decatur county, now living at Mc Grew, Nebraska, saying they had six y- inches of snow last Sunday. That ac counts for the cool weather we have •Pj$ been having here in Iowa. •mi m^. S a a W a ^There will be a suffrage meeting feld at Woodland on Friday even ing, May 19th." Everybody invited U\i attend. tit. leading spirit in the mattei. An ex- manv friends in this these experiments wlncn would be hibit showing what Decatur county county are hoping that she more convincing than mere theories, can raise ^ou be a mighty good ^su^ Jwtfr-HwnThpQnm«qfni it would Mrs. Layton was employed as a teach- larger crops and better live stock, Cotterill will be successful. It would eon 1)Ubiic give Decatur county a lot of splendid amhrhtv fineladyand well perous. advertising for the exhibit would be „lla1,f5oi, tente'' 1 structure. It is reported that the Took Poison Tablets By Mistake. northwest of the passenger station, -way assessor, John Dale Justices of and that work will be commenced on peaCe, Vv alter Snyder and Walter it in the near future. There has been smjtli constables, Clem Jenkins and nothing but a box car for a freight Bright committeeman, M. F. depot in this city for several years, Springer delegates to county con ever since the old freight depot was vention, Aaron Goodman, Thomas destroyed by fire. Jackson, L. E. Bright, James Baker, also the first to ask him to accept the farmer can haul his grain and other position. farm products to market at any time. I There is to my knowledge 110 point Prices vary considerable on produce schools ana friI. t1lD niu,,'Hnn WOI:ker in the th'is""cOUnt"y for are hoping that later 8promKSt in the ticket was nominated and will appear on the imary ballots: trusteeS railroad company will now- go ahead springer, Frank Gittinger and ^thin range will be bought by peo- W. H. Snyder, Floyd Brown, C. W. Hoffman, Charles Piercy, Joe Hamil- J)emoc(.utic. all,(ls in Court Uoom Tonight. rtpmfK.rat(, of eon will meet in ^ourt room tonight (Thurs- ^t»h®!day) at 7:30, to name 22 delegates and to couple of bichloride of mercury tab~ convention lets, which are very poisonous. The ,10 co"ni" convention „_j! nominate two candidates for the ot- nf a physician was called and at the constables JwVL co ^e The importance of this last caucus •was getting along as well as could be j.u„ ttTifon wllHot deLerat' rto h.» days several thP npare and two ni.jmarv Tnnp 'i demands the gQod q£ hig party a( heart ghould be on hand at 7:30 sharp. F. A. Bowman, Frank Gardner, J. W. Hurst, Com. Attention Farmers! There will be a meeting held at the court house in Leon on Saturday, May 20th at 2 p. m., for the purpose of organizing a County United Tax Payers League. If you are interested in lower taxes come out and help. L. G. Jamison, L. D. Garber, Ed C. Smith, Com. You Can Fish Legally Now. i'lie open season for fishing in Iowa began on Monday of this Week, May 15th, but owing to the fact that all the creeks and rivers in this part of Iowa were running bank full as the result of the heavy rains the lat ter part of the week, the local dis ciples of Isaac Walton have not yet been indulging in their favorite sport.. PRIZE ESSAY WRITER Phillip Little, of Hamilton Town ship Wins Free Trip to the Iowa State Fair This Year. The report of the judges on the Boy's Prize Essay Contest, is now in the hands of the county chairman, Mabel Horner. The first prize is awarded to Philip Little, of Hamil ton township, wth Frank Matteson, of Burrell, and Arthur Sipherd, of Grand River, close seconds. The sub ject 011 which the boys wrote this year was "How Good Roads Benefit the Farmer." The prize is a trip to the State Fair. A number of very excellent essays were written on the general subject of "Good Roads," which did not conform to the condi tions of the contest. The judges in the contest were E. D. Moore, of Lamoni, C. C. Dye, of Woodland, and Jas. F. Harvey, of Leon. The following is the prize essay: The good roads question is very important and people should give it careful consideration because of the relation of the roads to the develop ment of the country. The people should be grateful to the road build ers of the past for they made it pos sible to conquer and settle the coun- fiy havlng gQod rQads thg Jowa be gained by my continu- during the year, and are generally will be gained by his the highest when the roads are in in that capacity. He will re- such condition that the farmer can-! support and I not get to market. If the roads supported me at prices would be more nearly govern-1 We will thus enter the ed by supply and demand. I of success, an end more to loads on the good roads with the than the honoring of any same energy that is used to pull intimate acquain- thus wasted in pulling tnrough mud only an honorable well spent in improving the roads, constant hard working By hauling larger loads there and I am in a position to when the roads have been systomati- district, state and nation- dry sooner, making it possible for committeemen, a very necessary the farmers to travel over them us to contribute our part toward fields are in condition to work. Dur- inS his command. I am for fields. Jec^ur County May..H«are Exhibit at ganjzat(on when located on a good road on ac State Fair. Heman C. Smith. count of the improvements made by E a Mr. A. E. Cotterill is in receipt ot |.\)n),e). Leon Lady is Candidate for make his place the most attractive RnCCoreyinof Ihe'lowrbtat^'FaS| Superintendent in along the road. With better roads in regard to perfecting an organiza-! tion for the purpose of making a suit- County Superintendent in Oklahoma. ™i7oHln'V.oi.Vt..r^mrnVvVt" thV State Hngton, Oklahoma, is a candidate for management and improvement with raised in Dec a tui county at the State the farming season, time is very not mean that 1 shall valuable to the farmer. His crops or be less active. Any assist- will well repay him for theoe extra render Mr. Newcomb days saved which he spends in the Newcomb and for an unbroken or-! Farm lands are more valuable and their autos, farmers could go of tener to the agricultural exhibits Mrs. Edith McCoy Layton, of Dar- where they would discuss plans for on experienced farmers and farm ex- democratic ticket of Canadian perts. They would see the results of uVorTverXears ers that she has been elected. and have entertainments and they Would not think of leaving the farm Township Democratic Caucus. to go to the city, tho limit n^inan^ anniv township caucus held last entire success until we have good part of the fire limit ordinance applj- Saturday by the democrats ot Center ing to a freight depot, which requir- tnwimhin flip following townshin oeca se tian ionation is io PH that «i,Ph hHildinc bp a fire nroof tne tonowing townsnip This would be an incentive to raise which would make them more pros- she ia bppIt- The farmer could take his family in the auto and visit their friends democratic party in and relatives miles away and much many years,* and we of the cause of young people's going campaign to the city would removed. The y(mng peop,e cou,dbe each othep Centralized schools will not be an roads and because transoortation is noor expensive on poor roads. As good roads wjh make J—IMUhMW,.- .71, .r-'^^g FHE LEON REPORTER. LEON, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 18,1916. it possible to M. have central zed school the land these communities will then have the same school advantages for their children as those living in towns have at the present time. Considering the benefit of good roads to a country and its people, we should remember the advantages of well built roads for the transporta tion of troops, munitions and provi sions in time of war, and their use as roaus will unite the whole country. I believe we all agree that we need better roads, even though we do not agree as to financing or building them. So let us, as the future road build ers of this state and nation, give the question our careful study, that we may be ready to build roads suited to each locality as to cost, durability and advantages. Over Four Inches of Rain. We had over four inches of rain the last three days of last week, to be exact according to the government gauge kept by Mayor Morris Gardner, 4.21 inches From Friday evening at 6 o'clock until Saturday evening at 6 o'clock, a rainfall of 3.97 inches was recorded for the twenty-four hours. That is a pretty heavy rain, and will do a world of good for pastures and the hay crop, but it is a little hard on some of the early planted corn, especially on the low lands. We'll Have to Write It In. On account of the nomination pa pers filed from Adams and Taylor counties for M. H. Wilson of Seymour for presidential elector from the 8 th district, being short one name each, of the required number, under the law it will be impossible to place his name on the June primary ballot. Ar rangements^ have been made in the different counties in the district to have the voters to write M. H. Wil: son in the blank space left for that purpose* -jg Decatur County Improved Stock Breeders. Association Meeting', Saturday, June JSrd. The subject of making a county exhibit of agricultural products at the Iowa State Fair in August, will be taken up at the next meeting of the Decatur County improved Stock Breeders Association meeting 011 Saturday, June 3rd, at which time an association will be formed and some person selected who will take charge of the exhibits and look after the display while at the fair. One of the rules is that the pro ducts shall be collected from forty farms in the county represented. Therefore it will be necessary to get as many farmers as possible to se lect samples of grain and vegetables in order to make a creditable display. The following persons are asked to assist in collecting the exnibitc in the different sections and report at the meeting what they can get: C. M. Kline, Weldon E. J. Blair, Van Wert Wm. Sipherd, Grand River W. H. Campbell, Grand River M. C. ivreestone, uecatur F. A. Garber, Leon C. C. Dye, Woodland Henry Perkins, Lineville S. P. Rogers, Pleasanton W111. Asbach, Davis City W. T. Shakespeare, Davis City C. R. Piercy, Kellerton M. J. Powers, De catur L. A. Durrel, Leon. Any as sistance from others will be appreci ated by the committee, as we wish to have all of Decatur county represent ed. The following is the committee on organization: Fred Wooiley, Garden Grove Wm. Crichton, Leon A. E. Cotterill, Leon. Decoration Dav Program I'or Decatur, Jowa, May 30, 1010. Meet at G. A. R. hall at 1 o'clock and form in line as follows: XV. R. C., olors, Color Guard, band, G. A. R., children and citizens, march to cemetery and form about the unknown grave. The exercises will be as follows: Return to Al. E. church in same order as marched to cemetery. Music. Invocation. Reading of orders by the adjutant. Music. Reading of Lincoln's Gettysburg address. Music, America. Benediction. Hand Concert Was Given Tuesday Kvening. The Iv. of P. band concert could not be given last"Saturday evening on account of the rain, so it was giv en on Tuesday evening of this week, and a large crowd was out to hear the splendid music. A feature of the Ingram was a vocal solo by C. B. Simpson, and a chorus composed of Forest Hagan, Frank Farqunar and Dewey Long, and the boys had to re spond to a hearty encore. Remem ber that whenever the weather will not permit of the band concert being given on Saturday evening it will be given on the following Tuesday even ing. See Mary Page Today. The ninth episode of the thrilling serial, "The Strange Case of Mary Page," will be shown at the Idle Hour theatre at the regular 3 o'clock 5 cent matinee, and three shows in the evening. Some astounding de velopments appear in this episode. Langdon is convinced that Mary is guiltless. Daniels, the theatrical manager, Dan Page, even Langdon himself have been under suspicion. The "Accusing Eye'' rest upon one of the characters. Which one? Start ling twists in the story furnish thrills and throbs a plenty. Don't miss the "Accusing Eye." Thornton Has Applied for a Pardon. Andrew Thornton, of Morgan town ship, who was sentenced to life im prisonment a few years ago on his plea of guilty to making a criminal assault on an aged lady of this coun ty, has made application to the state board of parole for a pardon. The board will take action on his case together with a number of others at their meeting which will be held dur ing the week beginning May 22nd, and will report their findings to Governor Clarke for his approval. Stood 'fluid in South Half of Iowa. Pease & Pease, the Leon agents of the Farmers Insurance Co., of Cedar Rapids, have been notified by D. H. Crowley, superintendent of agencies, that they stood third in the amount of business written by agents in the south half of Iowa during the month of April. As there are over 200 agents in this territory it shows that Pease & Pease are sure hustlers when it comes to writing insurance. Against Woman Suffrage. Miss'Lucy Price will speak in Leon Friday evening, May 26, in the court room. She will tell why the women of Iowa, with Mrs. Simon Casady of Des Moines as a leader, have organ ized against Woman Suffrage. Miss Price is a Vassar College woman and a Chautauqua lecturer. Again Defeated Gaaceland College. For the second time this season the High School base ball team de feated Graceland College nine from Lamoni, in a game played on the Leon grounds Tuesday afternoon, the score being 12 to 0 in favor of Leon High. Gospel Team Meeting. The weekly meeting of the Leon uospel Team will be hfeld on Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian church at 3 6'clock. This will be High Schooi Day. The services will be in charge of the High School boys. 'Meet me at'Cherrincton's/! TWENTYFIVE YEARS AGO Items Taken from the Files of The Reporter Published a Quarter of a Century Ago. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Ketcham are rejoicing over the arrival of a son at their home last Monday morning. But one marriage license has been issued the past week, that being to George McGahuey 3 9 and Miss Ada Bryant 16. A United States post office inspec tor has been investigating an alleged fraud against the government. It is claimed that John C. Newton, the owner of the Des Moines & Gaines ville railroad, shipped a large quan tity of worthless mail to various sta tions on his line of road, and arrang ed with the party to whom they were addressed to remail them to other points. The contract for carrying mails was about to expire and it is claimed Newton was padding the mails carried over his railroad in or der to secure large sums from the government for carrying the mails for a period of years. Billy Ellis went to Des Moines to take a course of treatment at tiie Keeley Institute. A serious mad dog scare is excit ing the residents of Lamoni and vi cinity. A shepherd dog belonging to .J. R. Smith went mad and bit a num ber of dogs. Two children living west of Lamoni and also a son of Mr. Smith were bitten by dogs. All have been taken to a town near St. Joc& to have a mad stone applied, and many are anxiously awaiting the result. The graduating exercises of the Leon High School will be held on May 27th. There are five graduates this year, all young ladies, Misses Nora B. Hamilton, LaXelle Hoffhines, Ophie Clark, Clella Bashaw and Grace A. Morrill. Mrs. S. A. Gates died at her home in Leon on May 17th, at the age of 38 years. 3 months and 16 days. Mrs. Will Ledgerwood came down from Chariton Monday to visit a few days with relatives in this city. Samuel Bowman sr. is reported to be seriously ill at his home near Davis City. Billy Mills and wife, of Des Moines, are here for a few days visit with his parents. A large crowd attended an Al liance meeting at W'ooaiand Satur day night, Samuel McDaniel being the speaker. The second eight wheel engine ever run over the Chariton branch, passed through Leon last Saturday, and attracted considerable attention, as it is much larger than the ordinary engines. K, of P. Convention at Corydon Xext Monday. The annual Knights of Pythias convention of the Loth district, com posed of the counties of Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas and Wayne, will be held at Corydon on next Mon day, May 22nd. The Leon K. of P.'s are arranging to attend the conven tion in large numbers, going over by autos, arrangements having been made so there will be cars sufficient for all who desire to go. The cars will leave Leon promptly at 1 o'clock, returning after the convention is over that evening. Arrangements are be ing made by the Corydon Knights of Pythias for a fine time. Itlanche Sweet in "Stolen Goods." The special Paramount feature production of "Stolen Goods" with Blanche Sweet in tne leading role, will be the attraction at the Idle Hour theatre on Friday evening, May 19th. The play is a picturization of Margaret Turnbull's emotional drama of justice and romance, and Blanche Sweet is supported by an unusually strong cast, including House Peters, a popular actor. It is a thrilling drama with many exciting climaxes. Matinee at 3 o'clock, first night show at 7:15. Prices 10 and 15 cents. Lost a Fine atallion. S. W. Barry, who lives a few miles east of Leon, has had seven of his horses sick with influenza, but all are recovered except the fine Shire stal lion, Eastwood Field Marshal, which died. Mr. Barry purchased the stal lion only a few months ago and his death is a heavy loss to him, as he was one of the best sallions in south ern Iowa, and the sire of many fine colts owned by Decatur county farm ers. Well Pleased With Settlements. We have recently received settle ments on insurance policies written for us by Pease & Pease, of Leon, covering losses by lightning and wind, and desire to state that our losses have been fully and satisfac torily settled through them, and we are well pleased with the manner in which they adjusted our losses. C. M. Akes, Rolla Chastain. New Court Cases. Stephen Varga vs. Martin Still. Suit is brought to foreclose a mort gage given to secure a note for 5205.40. Francis Varga, attorney for plaintiff. Stephen Varga vs. James Miller et al. Suit is brought to foreclose a mortgage given to secure a note for $385.00. Francis Varga, attorney for plaintiff. Senator Clarkson Will Speak Satur day Evening. Senator Clarkson, of Albia, will apeak for the suffrage movement at Leon on Saturday evening, the speak ing Ueiiig arranged to be held just previous to the band concert. If you ..pranvto hear him be on hands early. wSE* 12 PAGES VOLUME LXII, NO. 40. Owen Herald Parsons. Owen Herald Parsons was born in High Point township, December 6, 1891, died May 16, 1916, aged 24 years, 5 months and 10 days. He was converted and united with the M. E. church at High Point in Feb ruary, 1908. From that time until his death he has been a faithful christian ever ready to do any chris tion work that he was able to do. He was elected superintendent of the Sunday school three years ago and was faithful in his duties as long as his health permitted him to attend. He loved the work and often express ed his regret at not being able to at tend Sunday school and church ser vices. He was a young man of clean habit, industrious and possessed good judgment. He was always kind in his association with his friends by whom he was highly esteemed. He was one of our model young men and we all were his friends. Through all the months of his sickness he bore his suffering with the true spirit of christian fortitude. He expressed himself as desiring very much to live but said that if God had work for him in heaven that he could do better than to live and serve Him here He was willing to submit to God's will and was not afraid to go. He leaves his father, three sisters and three brothers and many friends to mourn his death. He will be missed in the community, the church and especially in his home for he was very devoted to his father and to his brothers and sisters. The family have the sym pathy of the entire community. The funeral was conducted from the M. E. church at High Point Wednesday, May 17 at 2 o'clock. Interment in the Woodland-Lentz cemetery west of Woodland where his mother's body lies. Rev. J. G. Duling, his pastor, conducted the services. Hutchinson—Coder. Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, at tlie pleasant home of the bride's par ents, Miss Irene Hutchinson and Floyd Coder were united in the bonds of matrimony. The ceremony took place in the presence of the im mediate relatives of the bride and groom. Rev. Raoul R. Moser, pas tor of the Methodist Episcopal church, was the officiating clergyman. The ring ceremony was used in pro nouncing them man and wife. Fol lowing congratulations an elaborate wedding breakfast was served. The bride was becomingly attired in a beautiful dress of light silk. She' carried bride's roses and lillies of the valley. The groom Avore a suit of dark blue. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hutchinson. She is a gifted and accomplished young wom an who has endeared herself to many friends since making her home in Leon. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coder. He was bora and raised in Leon and highly es teemed by all who know him. Mr. and Mrs. Coder left on the noon train for a wedding tour of sev eral days. They will visit St. Joe and other points in Missouri and Kansas. They will begin housekeep ing in Leon, and will be at home to their friends after June 1st. Mr. and Mrs. Coder have the best wishes of their many friends in Leon and vicinity for their future success and happiness. Observed Mother's Day. Leon, with nearly every other city of the United States, paid homage to mother's Sunday—Mother's Day, last Sunday, and many wore carnations in honor of mother, white for the dead and red for the living. "Mother's Day" was originated by the late Miss Anna Jarvis of Phila delphia, in 1907. Miss Jarvis had in vited a friend to spend the second Sunday in May with her, to commem orate the date of her mother's birth day. On this date Miss Jarvis announc ed her plan for a national observance of "Mother's Day. The next year Miss Jarvis' propaganda had pro gressed so far that Philadelphia cele brated the day in church and home, although Miss Jarvis, when the day arrived, was too ill to participate in the celebration. She had written thousands of let ters to prominent men, ministers, eaucators and business men. She had said little about it, however, and her friends who did not realize the extent of her work were surprised at the wide observance of the first Mother's Day. For Miss Jarvis had prevailed on Senator Burkett of Nebraska to in troduce a resolution suggesting that the second Sunday in May be creat ed a holiday in honor of mothers, and although other senators derided Senator Burkett when he spoke on the subject, the wires carried the news and many newspapers editorial lv praised the plan. Since then governors of many states have issued proclamations ask ing their citizens to observe the day, and it has become a national day of praise to mother. The white carnation was chosen as the flower for Mother's Day, Miss Jarvis said, because it grows in every part of the country and can readily be procured in early May. Two Suffrage Questions. We have heard a couple of ques tions in regard to the suffrage ques tion discussed the past few days and we have looked up the matter and are prepared to answer them. The first, does it require a two-thirds vote or a majority vote to carry the proposi tion. The answer is that a majority of the votes is all that is required. The second was whether in case suf frage carried the ladies would vote at the general election this fall, ana the answer is they will be entitled to vote, if the suffrage amendment car ries pt the primary election in June. *. '.ii 1 f»iai£s !ks*v,V-ID, I "i SJJs I r. r, ?&!