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Des Moines, January 19. 1919-,
All dressed up and ready to go,
the Iowa legislature will reconvene
on Tuesday Ifter a four days' recew
to await, the announcement of tne
committees in both house and sen
ate. Lieut. Gov. E. R. Moore made
it known when he first arrived here
over a week ago that he would with
hold his committee announcements
this year until the speaker of the
house was ready to announce njs
committees. Team work—thats
Lieut. Gov. Moore all over.
And now Speaker McFarlane sayp
he is going to take till next Wednes
day to make up his committees, de
laying one day more than usual in
order to get everything just right.
When he was unanimously endors
ed for speaker at the house Republi
can caucus last week Saturday, Mr.
McFarlane had made it plain that he
was going to use judgment and fair
ness In naming committee chairmen,
regardless of who was for or against,
as he believed ability and merit
should be recognized. News that
have leaked out, and forecasts that
are made indicate that the speaker
is working along lines mentioned.
Who Will Lead Committees.
It isn't "spilling any beans
state that several of the most
to state that
portant committee chairmen
been practically decided upon.
Lieut. Gov. Moore sits tight on
the committee appointments in the
senate, but it is understood that
several of the most important com
mittees will be headed by the same
men who had them two years ago,
but just.-twho will take Senator
Chase's place as head of the im
portant judiciary committee is not
Governor Officially Elected.
On Tuesday afternoon both houses
convened in the -house chamber to
canvass th6 vote for governor and
lieutenant governor according to
law. Committees checked over the
figures handed to thereby the execu
tive council but did not total the
same till Thursday afternoon, be
cause the law says that the vote shall
be thus canvassed and the governor
"immediately" inaugurated. To get
around the immediately" the result
is withheld from the expectant and
suffering public from Tuesday till
Thursday in order to give the gov
ernor and lieutenant governor elect
a hint of what is coming and permit
them to get their best suit of clothes
from the dry cleaners also to think
up something to say to the public
who will be there to witness the in
It was found when the result was
announced on Thursday afternpon,
just before the inauguration.^ihat
W. L. Harding has received 190,262
votes and Claude R. Porter, his dem
ocratic opponent, 178,815. This
left Harding 11,447 plurality and a
chance to hand something back to
those who fought against his langu
age proclamation. Lieut. Governor
Moore had 69,124 plurality over his
The governor's message to the
leglators was given Tuesday after
noon at the joint session and his in
augural address Thursday after
noon. The message was rather bare
and statistical, but did recommend
the favorable action of the legisla
ture on improved roads, on woman
suffrage and on the amendment—
two somersaults and a hand-spring,
some of the politicians say.
In his inaugural address, Gov.
Harding put on the polish and em
phasis of which he is capable. He
did not back up'on the language
proposition, but stated that this
country is one where English is the
official language, and he recom
mended that action be taken by the
legislature to require that the Eng
lish language be used for instruc
tion in all schools, up to the high
school. He said America is a na
tion, not an asylum, and it should
have a language of its own, used by
every citizen, so that all can read
W A N E
HORSES AM) MULES
I want to buy some good fat
southern mares, 4 to 10 years old,
900 to 1200, also buy some mare
mules, four to eight years old. Will
buy horse mules from five years old
and up. Will buy a few geldings
for the southern market, if they
will saddle some. Will also buy
some fat mares from 1200 to 1400
pounds. I want this stuff all broke.
I can sell the little mares in Ala
bama and the larger mares yi
Georgia. I have a market for all
this stuff I am billing for.
I have shipped seven car loads
out of Kellerton, Iowa, this last fall,
4 car loads out of Elston, 2 loads
from Humeston, 1 load from Davis
City and different points along the
road. Bring in your stuff early.
This will probably be my last trip
this winter in this territory as I am
going to make the government
Garden Grove, Iowa, Toes., Jan. 28.
Davfe City, Iowa, Wed., Jan. 29.
Leon, Iowa, Thursda* Jan. ».
Decatur City, Iowa, Fridtf^M. Sl
Show me your stuff as I am
ing to buy and not look. No
I 7 vtt
J. E. Wichman of Garner, Han
cock county, will head the appropria
tions committee. Equal to this
great honor is that T. P. Harrington
of Algona will head the judiciary
committee. In order of importance
F. S. Finley of Henry county will
head the way and means committee
Weaver of Des Moines, the
municipal corporations C. B. San
tee of Cedar Falls, the roads and
highways, and W. F. Moore of Guth
rie Center, the banks and banking.
It is said that J. H. Henderson of
Winnebago county, the only Ander
son left of the four who used to
head the roll call in the house, will
have the agriculture committee.
All these men are men of merit,
most truly, and their selection indi
cates good results in the house.
per can buy higher than I can.
1&e 'constitution and Lincoln's' Get
tjyjgburg addrtess in the-language pf
fn$ir orginal production
(3qo1 Desk Forces Bijr Help.
Organization of the desk forces
almost as important in each hous«,
as the inauguration of the governor
When Arch W. McFarlane of Water
loo, was elected speaker of the
house and W. C. Ramsey of Bel
mond, chief clerk, it was conceded
by all that the house had the best
directors it had enjoyed for years.
McFarlane's election was made un
animous on motion of Douglas Rog
ers of Carroll county, minority lead
er, and there was'never any opposi
tion to Chief Clerk Ramsey, who is
recognized and trusted and admired
by all factions in this house as he
has been in those of the past two or
three sessions. With Mr. Ramsey at
the desk are two men in the Ameri
can army uniform, while over in the
senate Capt. Thos. Watters, now
with the army in France, was elect
ed secretary, with A. C. GuBtafson
acting for him protem pending Capt.
Watters' return from the service.
Also at the desk in the senate stand
Will J. Price in the navy uniform
and Lieut. Gerald E. Miller in the
Senator Wallace H. .Arney re
tains a wonderful popularity in the
senate and has been again elected
resident pro-tem of that body,
Arney is an able assistant
for Lieut. Gov. Moore and both have
the entire confidence of the mem
New Laws Suggested.
The insurance laws will get some
vital action, no doiibt. The repeal
of the insurance regulation law two
years ago left the state without any
rate law whatever, and the result of
free range has been manifest in the
A new automobile license law is
among the essential acts that should
be passed by this legislature. One
will be introduced to change the sys
tem of paying auto licenses and let
each county treasurer collect the
same as other taxes, issuing num
bers from his office.
To revise the Code of Iowa -will be
Some members say that Attorney
General Havner's state agents will
get bumped at this session by refus
al to appropriate the money used to
keep them going. By the way, State
Agent Criss of Sac City, lias been
relieved of his office and R. C. Saun
ders of Manilla, appointed as .a regu
lar state agent in his place.
Lawyers in the senate have al
ways been "ferninst" the non-partis
an judiciary law, and last session
and the one before that some at
tempts were made to repeal it. This
time it will go. Senator Price of
Monroe county, will get its hide if
he can, and he is some getter. Oth
ers will go after the rest of the pri
mary laws with a view to amending
the same, and keeping a consider
able part of the machinery in opera
tion, but this non-partisan judiciary
is to go entirely it is said, and dis
trict and supreme court judges will,
if it is accomplished, be nominated
hereafter by caucuses, conventions
and conferences as under the sys
tem that maintained before B. I.
Salinger fixed up this plan of taking
the judges out of politics and get
ting elected under it.
And another thing might be fore
casted now—out of the war in Eu
rope may come female suffrage in
Iowa. Even Governor Harding
champions fthe cause for the same
reasons and with the same argu
ments used by President Wilson,
when he says that if we are to
teach democracy to the nations
across the water we must first have
it here at home.
People who have been so persist
ently solicited by salesmen to buy
stock in this, that and the other
thing in the past year or more, with
salesmen offering them wonderful
gilt-edged securities in exchange for
their Liberty Bonds (and sometimes
parting with them) will be glad to
learn that Senator Holdogel of Rock
well City, has started on a bill that
if passed will stop a lot of that
kind of business. At present it
worthless stocks can be sold to peo
ple the agent may get 30, 40 50 or
any other per cent commission for
selling it. The senator's proposed
new law will limit them to five per
cent or thereabouts, thus making it
less of an object for any man to
argue, lie or bamboozle investors
out of their money.
The First Act Passed.
There is usually more or less rush
for the honor of presenting the first
"Bill for an Act" in either house or
senate. This time the honor goes
to Hon. Douglas Rogers of Carroll
county, in the house, and to Senator
Ed H. Smith ofvMadison county, in
senate Senator Smith struck one
with his bill to repeal that part of
the law which permits boards ot
supervisors to publish the county
board proceedings in papers of a for
eign language. It is predicted the
bill will soon become a law, as it
strikes mainly against the use of
German papers for printing legal or
House File No. 1, by Rogers, went
through Tuesday afternoon with a
unanimous vote, the rush being to
repeal the existing statute providing
for stated pay for the senate and
house employees and will permit
fixing the salaries by joint resolu
Prohibition Amendment Ratified.
Racing across the rotunda from
the senate' chamber to the house
side of the capitol a senate clerk
laid the national nrohibitory amende
nient in front of Chief Clerk Ram
sey on Wednesday morning bearing
the o. k. of the upper house without
the changing of a dot nor an i. It
took just 55 minutes by the clock
to get the ratification measure
through the senate and house-—and
thus Iowa was the 31«t state in the
list to ratify it.
The vote on the prohibitory
amendment was 42 to 7 in the sen
ate and 86 to 13 in the house. Two
speeches only were made against it,
one by Senator Frailey of Lee county
who offered a motion to defer con
sideration until May, 1919, and
submit the question to a vote of the
people. Senator Thompson of Bur
lington supported the motion.
•G. L. Caswell.
Burr Oak Ridge.
Beautiful weather but roads are
Mrs. Gideon Broline is quite sick
with the flu.
Mrs. C. E. Chastain spent one day
last week at A. P. Bethards*.
Miss Julia Main is spending a
week visiting relatives at Decatur.
Miss Lua Record visited at her
home in Leon Saturday.
James Chastain was an over Sun
day visitor with home folks.
The Vandal young people of Clio
passed over the Ridge Friday, en
route to visit at Jim Williamson's.
One of the Vandal boys Is home from
caps, as is also Ben Williamsor
The many friends of Mr. an
Oriea Keller #«re pained to hear
deftth of their son Fay, which
at thelr homa near PtaM-
•re- 11 yipMJ .A'M.SV^U'
Mrs. Alice Marble visited at the
Mrs. Shugg fras- having some den
tal work done in Leon last Monday.
Mrs. Grace Reick, of Cainesville,
is visiting her sister Mrs. Kate Fraz
Mrs. U. G. Griffith was a Lamoni
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cartwright
are the parents of a baby girl, born
Mrs. Emma Cummings returned'
Monday from Los Angeles, Cal.,
where she had been the past few
Mrs. Wyland, from Alamogordo,
New Mexico, is visiting friends in
Ed Turner, one of Uncle Sam
returned soldiers from France, ar
rived home Monday.
Otto Harvey, another one of our
soldier boys, who has been discharg
ed, was visiting in our city over Sun-
Xiiss Myrta Marble commenced
teaching school at the Valley school
Minnie Daniels, of Ridgeway, vis
ited over Sunday with her parents
and other relatives in this city.
Floyd Lindsey visited his mother
in this city last week and left for
St. Joe the "last of the week to re
sume his former position that he
left last summer when he was called
to the colors.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stanford
were shopping in Leon last Wednes
Mrs. Mary Still, from the country,
visited Saturday with her mother,
Mrs. Jim Parker of this city.
Mrs. Gill Blue is numbered among
the sick at this writing.
Dr. J. W. Wail6s returned last
Sunday from his eastern visit.
Dr. Wailes left Wednesday of last
week for a trip to Chicago.
J. G. Flora and Joe McClain left
on a prospecting tour in Texas and
Oklahoma last Thursday.
Luther Bason is also among the
sightseers from our city this winter.
Miss Nellie Radnich spent a part
of last week in the country, the
guest of Mrs. Hazel Ellis.
Mrs. Pearl Grimes was a Leon
caller last Tuesday.
Mrs. Cora Hunt, after spending
the holidays with Davis City rela
tives, left for her home in South
Bend, Indiana, Wednesday, of last
Mrs.v Lee Craig returned last Fri
day from a trip to Ottumwa where
she had been called by -the serious
illness of her sister Mrs. H. Big
ham, who we are glad to note, is
better and hopes are now entertain
ed for her recovery.
After a lingering illness of sev
eral months Wm. Turpin died Jan.
13th, at the home residence of Dr.
Wailes, where he had made* his
home. He was born and raised in
Iowa, and was the son of the ,|late
Mose Turpin. being at the time of
his death over 60 years old. He had
never married. He had lived with
the family of Dr. Wailes for over 20
years, who during his last lingering
illness tenderly cared for him as
they would one of their own family
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raiirorw6BflE,'.raTOM»A*r JANUARY 23, 1P19. 3Gr
Miss Crystal Cummings was, a .La
moni caller Saturday.
Mr and Mrs. Willis Pryor return
ed home Friday from Galveston,
Texas, where he has been stationed
the past year. Mrs. Pryor was form
erly Kate Burrell, of. this city.
home of Mrs. Lizzie McCully at Os- Wednesday from her trip to Osceola
nao* uronir where she had been called to see
ceola the past week.
Mrs. Inez Flora and Israel
are reported on the sick list.
Mr and Mrs. C. M. Duckett, of
Kansas City, Mo., were over Sunday
guests at the Judd Maxwell home in
our city last Sunday.
and lig waso buried in their family
lot in our new cemetery. The fun
eral was heid Tuesday following his
death, at the brick church. He is
survived by one brother. Uncle Billy
aB everyone called him, was loved
and respected by all and it was said
that he did not have, an enemy in
the world. ^Peace to his memory.
Mrs. Alice Marble returned last
where she had been called to see
her sick friend Miss Jennie Rabi
doux, who is critically ill at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Walter Mc
Cully in Osceola. Her disease is
said to be cancer of the stomach
and that there is no chance of her
recovery as she is perfectly helpless.
Mrs. J. W. Wailes left last Tues
day for a visit at St. Joseph, Mo.
Mrs. Mossbarger, an old lady near
80 years of age, and mother of Mrs.
Winnie Riley, died at the Riley res
idence in our city last Saturday
morning and was taken to Akron,
Mo., for burial last Monday. We
would be glad for dates. for an obi
Mrs. Emma Cummings returned
the past week from a three months
sojourn in California.
Mrs. Ed Parker of Leon, spent
part of last week visiting her sou
and other friends in-and near Davis
Mrs. Mary Fowler, of Lamoni, vis
ited last week with her parents Mr.
and Ivrs. Joe Robbins and other
relatives in Davis City.
Mrs. Aaron Henderson was call
ed to Leon the past week to help
care for her mother Mrs. Wm Ac
ton, who unfortunately received a
revere fall as she was returning
from the funeral of her son-in-law,
Jasper Spargur, the past week.
Frank Sutherlin. after a month's
visit with his children, left last
Wednesday for his home in Colo
rado, where he has a claim.
Dick Valentine, a former Davis
City bov. but now a soldier for the
good old U. S. A., was calling on
old friends in our city the past week.
He also was accompanied by his half
brother, Stacy Srott, of Bethany.
Both, were guests of James Wailes
while in the xity.
Mrs. H. i-. McClaran made a trip
to Des Moines last Wednesday.
Mrs. Wm. Cartwright, of Leon,
visited her sister, Mrs. Dallas Rad
nich the past week.
Mrs. Ida Habelcorn, of Lamoni,
was an over Sunday visitor with
Mrs. Myra Howard this week.
David Hubbard was a caller at M.
L. Dale's Tuesday.
day with Mrs. M. L. Dale.
Miss Ethel Evans spent a few
days last week with Mrs. Ed Griffin.
Mrs. John Flynn and son Martin
went Saturday for a few days visit
with Miss Mary Flynn.
Gerald Hollinger was a caller at
A. T. Hubbard's Sunday.
John and Max Dale visited Carl
Albert Raber and family visited
Sunday at A. T. Hubbard's.
Mrs. W. Z. McD'aniel spent Mon
day with Mrs. E. J. Evans
Ray Gorseline delivered sheep
Monday which he had sold to Wm.
Fred Potter and family visited
John Thornton's Sunday.
M. L. Dale and W. Z. McDaniel
and Elijah Evans delivered hogs to
Mrs. Elijah Owens and children
visited Ed Owens' Sunday.
Miss Hallie Hubbard returned
home from Woodland last week
where she had spent several weeks
with her aunt, Mrs. Otis Deisher.
if. L. Dale spent Monday night
with friends in Leon.
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