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THE LACLEDE BLADE
JEFFERSON CITY .LETTER lly lJepuulimn Tress Bureau It is proposed to celebrate Mis souri's one huudredtb anniversary by a centennial exposition to be held iu or near St. Louis in, 1921. A bill has been introduced provid ing for a commission with authority to issue and sell capital stock to the amount of $3,000,000 to pay for suitable buildings to be erected and other expenses of the expos ition. The bill carries an appro- priation of $50,000, which amount shall be returned to the state from the profits. The charges made by Represent ative Frank Farris (Dem.) against the prison board that favoritism has been shown in the matter of paroles and that the contract system at the prison lias been abolished in name only, induced the house to appoint a special committee to investigate the charges. It is also charged by Representative Kass man of Frankliu county that prisoners have been assigned to road work who are totally inca paciafed for work and it is the be lief that the purpose was to dis courage the employment , of con victs on roads. House bill 2S5, relating to the construction of bridges in drainage districts, reported lost or stolen some time ago, has been found. An attorney who appeared before the committee, by mistake picked up the bill with other private papers and placed same in his valise, where it was found by bis wife. The bill has been re-intro duced and is now before the com inittee awaiting action. The house has concurred in a senate resolution providingr for the appointment of a special committee to welcome home the Missouri soldiers ot the 35th, 42nd and 89th divisions of the American ex peditionary force in France on their debarkation in New York. Cornelius Roach, chairman of the state tax commission, speaking before the house ways and means committee, in behalf of the Morgan bills regulating the tax rate fur county purposes, said: "If the state board of equalization should reject the sworn statements of assessors this year, their power to do so will be tested in the suprem court." The remark was levele at the attorney general, secretary of state und state treasurer, con stituting a majority of the board of equalization, who rejected both the assessors' aud the tax com missiouers' figures and substituted valuations of their own. The salary grabbers received a jolt from Representative Hubbard of Lawrence county, speaking agaiust the engrossment of a bill creating a commission of three for the St. Louis court of appeals and carrying salaries of $6,000 annual ly. Hubbard said that if the average busiuess man would con duct his business like the legis lattire conducts the business of the state, that bankruptcy would be inevitable, and added that bill after bill is introduced creating new joba with fat salaries without knowing where the money is com ing from and without regard for the tax burden of the public. American Reading Circle Mrs. L. F. Moore was hostess to the American Reading Circle Wed nesday evening. Miscellaneous current events were given at roll. A most interest and veiy in structive lesson on "Woman's Part in the Reconstruction Work," was given by Mrs. E. R. Barton. Miss Emma Gould gave a most excellent reading, entitled, "There Are Others Who Can Take Your Place." ' Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess who was assisted by Misses Georgia Loesa Welsh and Lois Abbie Gould. The guests of the evening were Mrs. J. H. Brown, Mrs. P. P. Weaver, Mrs. C. B. Talbott, Mrs. C. E. Tracy, Mrs. A. E. Johnston, Miss Emma Gould, Miss Minnie Trippeer, Lois Abbie Gould and Georgia Loesa Welsh. Next regular meeting will be held with Mrs. A. J. Baum. Methodist Episcopal Church V, H. Lay ton. Pastor, Sunday School 9:45 Preaching 11:00 and 7:30 Ep worth League 6:45 Thursday prayer meeting 7:30 Morning theme, "The Glory of the Commonplace." Evening subject, By Way of the Cross." NOTES We have just completed the four weeks Stewardship campaign and it is hoped that every member wi 1 1 read all the Centenary literature that has come into his possession. The first Centenary program in the Sunday school will be put on next Sunday at close of Sunday school. You will want to hear it, so be sure and come. A large company of ladies gathered at the parsonage Wed nesday afternoon, it being the oc casion of the quarterly meeting of the W. F. M. S. The Methodist church offers you every opportunity for service and the development of your christian life. Come once and you will come again. Our orchestra is giviug us some good music at all the services and is greatly appreciated. Notice of Annual School Election Notice is hereby giveu to the qualified voters of the school dis trict of Laclede in Linn county, Missouri, that the Annual School Election will be held at the M. W A. hall in said district on Tuesday, April 1, 1919. The polls will be ouened at (7) seven o'clock a. m. and closed at (G) six o'clock p. m. aud the fol lowing will be submitted to the qualified voters for their determi nation at said election, t'o-wit: The election of three members of the board of directors two for a term of three years and one to fill an unexpired' terra of two years. A proposition for a levy of a tai of one hundred cents on each $100 00 of the assessed valuation of the district for the purpose of maintaining the schools ot the dis trict during the ensuing year. Also a proposition for a levy of a tax of 25 cents on each $100 00 of the assessed valuation of the district for the purpose of mainte nance of grounds aud buildings, and purchase of library equipment for next two years. A proposition for a term of nine months school. A proposition for free text books for the first four grades. Done by order of the Board this 5th day of March, 1919. L. F. Mooke, Secretary. G. O. Brookshire, who conduct ed the Brown hotel last year, has routed and moved into the Wilson residence vacated by the Ross familv. NO - Horses and Mules in Linn County The new statistics on horses and mules in each county has been an nounced by E. A. Logan and Jewell Mayes of the co-operative crop reporting service. Missouri has a total of 1,040,000 horses and 374,000 mules. The official estimate credits Linn county with 13,906 horses and 2, 602 mules. I The Baptist Church Richard L. Stratum, Pastor Sunday School 9:45 Preaching 11:00 aud 7:30 Young People's meeting 6:30 Morning subject: "The Vicar ious Life." Eveniug subject: "A Mother-in-Law and Her Relig ion." The young peoples meeting will be a Bible Study Meetiug. Leader, Jennett Pease. We fell short of tie 100 mark last Sunday by 14. We will try it again. If you are not a regular attend ant elsewhere you and your family are invite 1 to attend our school and worship with us. LASSES We ffrind them ourselves to the special measure ot eaen c e, ana guarantee them to be the I st that can be made for those eyes unywhere. JJest service. Best styles. Kigtit prices. "The man who grinds a million kinds" CHILLICOTHE EVERY TUESDAY m. PALO 313 Webster Street Phono 90S CLOSED State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas County, hi. Frank J. Cherty ma'toa oath that he Is senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing; business In the City of Toie.lo, Coiurty and State aforesaid, er.l that -jaii firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every ir.j of Catarrh that cannot be cur'-J I'j- t'.:o uts r,f H ALL'S CATARRH MEDICIXK. FHANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before ne and subscribed In my rrwee, this ( h day of December, A. D. ISStf. A. W. G LEA SON. (Seal) Notary Public. Halls Catarrh !d!clne is taken In terr.nlly and ncn t'.rnuph the Blood on the Mucous furfure.. of the System. Send for testimonials, f !. P. J. CKi-:N':y CO., Toledo. O. Fold by ati drureists, 75c. Hall's Famhy l-il.a for constipation. Public Sale We will hold a public sale at the farm 5 miles north of Laclede on Wednesday, March 12, at which time we will sell 8 head of horses. milk cows, all good ones; 33 shoats weighing about 50 pounds, 20 breeding ewes, 3 and 4 years old; some farm implements. Sale to begin at 10 o'clock. Terms made known at sale. Lunch on the grounds. Virgil & Francis Collins. Col. Fleming, Auctioneer. Hedge Fence Posts Have a quarter of a mile of hedge in which there are many good posts.) Will give the posts for trimming the hedge and burn ing brash. Also have 150 bushels Early Jane oats for sale. Mrs. Mollie Sexsixtaffab. GET UP-TO-DATE SPEX i'OI! KYK STRAIN 3TRAIN Come to T5nml, field, and let me attend to your Ci e s itnts. I keep my ler:s. everything I use in tesiint' in a self sterilized test ou'H. No dj ner of contracting dis eases that othei have. THE ONLY SANITARY OPTICAL PARLOR IN IN THIS SECTION." My work is far above the ordinnrv. ' Have bud rr.icti:il exjwrienc of twen ty -two 5enrs. My service is strictly soieniilio: Dot a cheap, haphazard method. I make a charge i t 11.00 for testing. Gel The Best; Your Eyes Deserve It. S. M. STRAIN, Optometrist, At the HALLMARK STORE. BROOK FIELD, MISSOURI I do not en from town to town seeking business it comes to me at borne. CO-OPERATIVE C The Laclede Co-operative Company will hold its first Semi-Annual Public sale at the Power Barn in Laclede, SATURDAY, MARCH 8, Beginning at 10:00 a. m. 1 Hereford cow with calf by side. 7 coming 2 year old steers. 2 coming 2 year old heifers. 7 coming 1 year old calves. 1 5 year old mule. 1 5 year old horse, weight 900. 1 bay mare. wreight 900. 1 sorrell mare, weight 1000. 1 6 year old horse, weight 1200. 112 year old mare in foal by Rowland's jack. 1 10 year old bay mare, lady broke. 1 G year old horse, weight 1200. 1 3 yaar old brown horse, weight 1000. 1 5 year old roan mare, weight 1500. 2 corn planters; 1 disc cultivator; 1 stalk cutter. 1 John Deere corn planter with cowpea attachment ail in good condition. 1 disc. 1 buggy; 1 wagon; 1 incubator. 1 oil stove. 1 3-horse gasoline engine and orchard spraying out fit Will be offered together or separate. 1 stack of timothy hay, about 8 tons. Some good seed corn. And other articles listed too late to get into 1 this advertisement. Terms made known at the sale. Lunch by Baptist Ladies LACLEDE CO-OPERATIVE CO., Col. Wm. TURNER, Auctioneer. Made-Rite Hight Patent Flour Every Sack Giving Satisfaction Mixed Chicken Feed Dry Mash for 100 Hens One Day, 3 pounds of Cornmeal. 3 pounds of Shorts. 1 pounds of Beef Scraps. We Have on Hand Tankage, Dairy Feed. Oilmeal, Corn Chops, Beef Scraps, Oyster Shells. Bring us your Poultry, Cream and Eggs. LACLEDE CO-OPERATIVE CO. L A. WILSON, Manager. Laclede Moving Picture Theatre Saturday Night, March 8 "Hands Up," A Ruth Roland Serial. 0 "Get-a-Way Kate," 2 reel drama. 'The City Slicker," Comedy.