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Law of Missouri Be It enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, a follows: Section 1. Hereafter ull candidates for elective offices shull be nominated by a primary hold In accordance with this act. Thin act shall out apply to pedal elections, to till vacancies, nor to county superintendents (if schools, to city officers not elected lit a general stale election, to town, village and ehool district officers. I Sec. 11. The primary sliull be held I ot the regular polling places in each j precinct on the first Tuesday of A- gust. 11108, and biennially thereafter, for the nomination of all candidates to be voted for at the next November i election. See. 3. At least ninety days be-1 fore the time of holding such August! primary the secretary of stale shall: prepare and transmit to each c ounty 'erli a notice. In writing, designating the oflices for which candidates are, to be nominated at such primary. j See. 4 I 'lion receipt of such notice.; tench county clerk shall, not less than ten days thereafter, publish so much ; thereof as may be applicable to his -county, once each week, for six con-; scciitive weeks. In at least two, and! not to exceed four, newspapers ol gen 4'ral circulation, published In fair ! couny. Sec ",. The name of no candidate Khali be printed upon an ofllelal bal lot used at any primary unless at least sixty days prior to such primary a nomination paper shall have been , tiled in his behalf. a-, provided In this nrt. lo substantially the following form : Form of Petition Required. 1. the undersigned, a ipialltlecl elec tor of the (.... precinct of the town of ), or (the precinct of the ward of tlmcety of ). county of and state of Missouri. and a member of the party. hereby nominate who resides at Mo on street, city of ), or (in the town of 1, In lb" county of as a candidate for the nflice of (here specify the of Heel , to be voted for at the primal y, to be held on the llrst Tie's clay of August, l'Jus, as representing the principles of said party, aihl I further declare that I Intend to sup port the candidate named herein. , In cities. Maine of signer St. No. Date signing "Provided, that for county offices n iVd.iiuiinn by the candidate, in which he s'aled the applicant's full name ami residence, the ofllce lor which he proposes as a candidate, nnd tin- party upon whose ticket he Is to be a candi date, shall be accepted and lib'd by the prope r official In lieu of all cither nomination paper as re'ipiire el In this act. Said declaration to he tiled In the same lime anil manner as is pro -vlded for the filing of other nouilnu llan papers lu this act." Exceptions Worth Noting. Sec G. Ml nomination papers, "ex cept for county oflices," shall have substantially the above form written or priutcd at the top thereof. No eicnatures shall be counted unless they lie upon sheets, each having; such form written or printed at the top thereof. Sec. 7. Kach signer of a nomination paper shall sign but one such paper; for the same ofllce, and shall declare that he Intends to support the candl-1 date named therein; he shall add hl i residence, with the street and num- fccr. if any, and the date or signing. Sec. S. For all nominations, except state ofllcers, all signers of each sepa-j rate nomination paper shall reside In j the same precinct. For state officers. nil .signers on each separate nomlna- tlon paper shall reside in the same ! county. The affidavit of a qunlllled I elector shall be appende d to each such nomination paper, statini; that he Is, personally acquainted with all pernons who have signed the snme, nnd ihnt he knows them to be clortors of that precinct or county, atsi the nomina tion papers shall require; that he linows that they signed tho same with full knowledge of the contents there of, ami that their respective residences urn stated therein, and that each Oigner s!;:ned the same on the date stinted opposite his name, and that he, the affiant. Intends to support the can didate named therein. Such affidavit shall not be made by the candidate, but each candidate shall tile with his nomination paper, or papers, a declara tion that he will qualify as such ofll er. If nominated and elected. Sec. 9. Such nomination papers shall be signed; (a) If for a state of voters of the party of such candidate. In at least each ot lx counties In the state, and in the aggregate not less than one per cent, nor more than ten per cent of the total vote of his party 1n the state, (b) If for a repre sentative in congress, by at least two per cent of the voterB of his party. In at least one-tenth of the election pre cincts In ench of at least one half ot the counties of tho congressional dis trict, and In the aggregate not less than two per cent, nor more than ten i per rent, r.f the total vote of his party In Hiich district, (cl If for an office representing lens than a congressional district In nrea, by at leiiHt three per cent, no. mure than ten per cent ol the total vote of hi; party in inch c-ls trict. I'm. hied, that the office of rep resentative to the general assembly of Missouri ahull bo regarded as n county office under the provlBiotii ot this act. See. 10. The basis of percentage In each case Hhnll be the vote of the party for the presidential elector re reiving the largest vote tit the Inst preceding presidential election. Hut any political organization which at the last preceding general election wa represented on the official ballot by either regular party candldaic or In individual nominees only, may, upon complying with the provisions of this act, have a separate primary election ticket as a political part). If any ot the total vote cast at the last preced Ing general fleet ion III the state, or Hiihill-lKlcin thereof, In which the can- didatn seeks the nominal ion. Nomina lion papers may also be Hied lor non partisan candidates; such papers shall contain at least two per cent and not more than ten per cent of the total vole cast at the last preceding gen enil election In the state, or subll vlson thereof. In which the pet son is a candidate, such signers to be dls trlbuted In each case as provided by the provisions of this act. Method of Filing Paper. Sc: II. All iiominilloti papers shall be Hied ar follows: 1. l''or state otli eers, repri c illative in congress, aid those memiiei-K of senate and assem bly whose dislricis comprise more t lion one enmity. In the ollb e ot the s'-eretary of stare. L'. Kor ofticoi:. lo lie voted for wholly within one count), in the office of the county clerk of s ii en county. .;. w nen nomination j papers shall be received which con tain ten per cent of tile total vote, .is limited in sulidi v i-.ions a. b and c ol 1 sections !i of this act. the cleric with ! whom such papers are reult"il to he i Hied, shall not receive or tile furlhc nomination papers for the candidal named there, n. Sec. 1 2. At leas! fifly -live days be fore any primary preceding a general i election, the socrcisry of state' shall , transmit to each county clerk a certi fied list eeentaining the name and post- ofllce uddrcss of each person for whom nominal ion pap. u s have' been lileel In bis ofllce. and ciiti'lccl to be voted for at such primary, together with a ilesignaton of the oflb e for which he Is a candidal.', and the part) or principle he represents Se: 11! Such clerk shall forthwith, upou vocelpl thereof, publish, under the pioper party cb signal ion, the title of each office, the name's ami ad dresses of all persons for wh un nom illation papers have I u Hie. I. giving the name auel adelress ol each, the date of the primary, the hours during which the polls will Ii" opened, and I hat the primary will be held at the regular polling places In each pre cinct. It shall be the du'y of the county clerk to publish such notice for thiee consecutive weeks prior to said primary. Publicity Is Authorized. Sec. H. Kvery publication n'ciuired In this act shall be maile in nt least two, and not to exceed tour, newspa pers of general c-irciihii ion in sucb county; one of such newspapers shall represent the political party thai cast the largest vote In such county at the last preceding general election, and one of such newspapers shall repre sent the political party that cast the next largest vote in such county at the preceding general election. In nny case where the publication of notice can not bo made, as hereinbefore re quired, It may he made In any news paper having a general circulation In thu county In which the notice is re- quired to be published, Sec. IT.. An offlcal ballot shall be printed and provide d for use at each voting precinct In the form provided herein. The names or all candidates for the respective oflices, for whom the nomination papers proscribed shall have been duly filed, shall be printed thereon. Sec. 10. At least twenty .lays be fore the August primary each count) clerk shall prepare sample official bal lots, placing thereon, ulphabetlcally, under the appropriate title of each of lice and party designation, the names of all candidates to be voted for In the precinct of his county, for whom nomination papers have been tiled Such sample ballot shall be printed upou tinted or colored paper, uii.1 shall contain no blank Indorsement or certi ficate. Such clerk shall forthwith sub mil the ticket of each eand.date for whom nomination papers have been filed with him, us required by this act. to his postofllce address, as given in such nomination paper, and he shall post a copy of each sample ballot Iti a conspicuous place In his ofllce. On the lenth day before such primary in. county clerk, shall correct any errors or omissions in the ballot, cause the same 10 he prlnf.1 and distrib uted, as required by law, in the case of ballots for the general election, except that the number of ballots to bo furnished to each precinct shall be twice the number of votes cast then--at In the last preceding general elec tion. Sec. 17. All ballots, blanks and other supplies to bo used at any pri mary, and all expenses necessarily In curred In the preparation tor or con ducting such primary. Bhall bo paid out of the treasury of tho city, county or state, as the case may be, la the same maimer, w-ivb like effect, and by the same officers as In the ease of elections. Separate Tickets Provided. Sue. IS. At all primaries there shall b as many separate tickets as tliuie are parties uulltled 10 participate la said primary election. There shall also be a nonpartisan ticket, upou which under appropriate, title of each loflU e. shall he printed the names, ol all persona fur whom nomination pu llers shall have been Hied, as required by this act, who are not designated ou such nouiliiutluu papcts as candi dates for any political party, as do lined by this act. The names of all candidates shall bo arranHed alpha betically, according to surnames, un dor t lie appropriate title of the re spective otllces, aud under the proper party designation Upon the party tick et, or upon the nun partisan ticket, as the case may be. If uny elector wrltu "l,on hls "' k,'L ,h "aaw ol auy per j sou who is a candidate lor thu same ofllce upon some otlur ticket than that upon which bis name Is su writ ten, this ballot shall be counted for such person only us a candidate of the party upon whose ticket his name Is written, and shall in no case lie counted for such person as a : candidate uon any other ticket, lu ease the person Is nominated uoti more than one Helot, he; shall fort Ii wit Ii file with the proper officer, or iiicers. In charge of the preparation of the bal lots, a written declaration. Indicating ; the party designation under which his' name Is to be printed ou the ofllelal 1 ballot. On any day of nomination of. public ollicers in any primary election precinct, each qualified elector shall . ho entitled to receive Ihuii the Judges of election one ballot of the political party partlelpai ing in such election lor which lie desires to vote I: shall be )H duty of such Jndg of I'leetion lo d-llver such ballot lo the elector. II.-; fore delivering nnv ballot to I I..,-1 tor. tin' inn judges id i lection having charge of the ballots names or Initials ii or ballot with Indelible' other w rit tig shall In the ballot, except tin hallo' voted. See. :i. Vacancies ball write their ihe back of the pencil, and no on i In- back ol number of the s oe-elirriltg after pliiuary shut! be commitiee ol the the lieililllic, ol all) tilled b) ihe part) district. ounty or state the case tuny be Sec. 20. No person shall be eniltled to vote at au primal) unless a qual lib-. I elector of the pieciie-t, hikI duly ie-gi:ered th"rein. if registration thereat be required by law. Committees Name Challengers. Sue. SI, Tile party committee or each county may appoint, in writing, over their slgna: ures, two parly agents at each precinct or representatlvi-s with an alieinaie for each, who shall act us challenge'! s lor their res live parlies, and have the power prescribed by law. The right of auv person to Vote at a primary may be challenge. I upon the same ground, ami his right to vote be de'ternilned in the same manner as at an election. The chair man of each party commitiee of any county may repnsetii his party at the pulling lie m ii h during the canvass and return of the vole at n prlmaiy. in he may appoint an agent, or designate a llleluber ot his coiuiuitce ror that purpose. Sec, lej The canvass of vole's cast shall lie maile lu the same manner ami by the same ofllcers as the canvass of an i'leetion. The party chairman ot the county In a precinct canvass ol the county in a county canvass, ol the state In a state canvass, or some duly appointed agent to represent each par ty, shall lie allowed to he pics. ml aud observe the proceedings. Sec. 20. As soon as the sta'e can vass of a primary shall he certllled to him. the secrelar) ot stale shall cause to he published a eel tilled statement of I he results of such primary as to candidates for state officers, and rep representatives In congress, and nny other candidate whose district extends beyond the limits of a single coiiu'v. and shall mall to the chairman of the state central committee of each part) so much of such cerilllcaie as rcTatesl to his party. Must Certify and Describe. Sec. 27. Not less than fourteen clays before any November election, the secretary of state; shall certify to the county cleik of each county within which any of the lectors may vote for the candidates for such oilices, the name and description of cadi peison nominated for any such oflice as sped lied In the nominal Ion papers. Sec. 2S. At the August primary each voter may write. In the space left on his tick"l for that purpose, the name of one qnaltied elector of the ward or township, as the ease may lie, for bis ward or township committeeman, and the one having the highest number ol voles In such ward and township shall be the member of the party com , mlttee of such county, ami each coun ty committee composed of the various; ward and township committeemen I shall meet nt the county seut of ruch , county on the first Friday after the said August primary and organlzo by the election of a chairman, secretary and treasurer o( such committee, and the chairman so elected ol each county committee shall, by "virtue thereof, be conn' a member or the party cuugres slonal. senatorial and judicial commit 'eo of the district of which his county is a part. Provided, that If any such congressional district shall consist wholly of one county, then tho men.' bers of the county committee c such county shall constitute the congres sional committee of such district. Such cnngienntnnal committee, sn eompesed of the various county chairmen of each district, shall meet at point. In such congressional district. designated by the then chairman ot the congressional committee, on the second Tuesday in August after sucb 1 primary election, tttid, when so mot, shall organize by the election of one of Its members as chairnu,s of suclr j committee, aud by elec'lug a feci I tary and treasurer, and shall then pro I reed to name two qualltlcd electors of 1 such district as members of the party I itate committee, which stale commit- tee, being composed of two members ! from enrh congressional district In the l state, shall meet at noon on the sec i end Tuesday of September at the state ! eapliol and otganUc by the election of a chairman, who shall be chairman I of the state committee, and by the election of a secretary and treasurer of such committee, and after having so organized shall meet with the party nominees for state officers, congress I men. sta'c senators, representatives, j and forthwith formulate a state plat 1 form for their party, and make public ; the same not later than li o'clock In the afternoon of the following day. I The provisions of this section, so far ' as consistent, shall apply to cities thai are divided into wards, for elis'tion i purposes, aud when the word county ' Is used. It shall apply to such com mittee,, by wards, so far as applicable. Sec LIU. Ill ease, of a tie vote. t!0 lie shall forthwith he ileicimiued by ot by tlie canvassers. A Legal Holiday, Sec. :!u. It sha secretary of sticle I. IIH'V lo prepare to carry out tin 1 be l lie duty of the ou oi bef'iree March all fecials necessary provisions of this shall he substantial i act, v hie h forms ly followed 111 all primaries held in put'suiiui-e herein. Mich tortus shall " I'"""'" wi.n copies oi us ac, tor I'Ubllc n.e and .listrlbutloti. Kvery i- ou hie h an August primary shall held shall be a legal ho'iday. Prnalties Are Attached. Sec. III. Any person who sie.!! orter. or wi'b knowledge of the same, per mit auv person lo offer lor his ben i Ii:. an bribe to a, voter to Induce him to sign ai nomination p.-tpe i. juet an p.isiui who shall accept any such bribe or promise of gala of any kind in tile naiure ot a bribe as considera tion for slginne. the same, wbetber such bribe or piotulse of gain in the nature of a bribe lie offered or accept ed beiore or at ior such signing, or auv candidate who shall knowingly cause a nominal ion paper, or pap"is. to he signed lu his In-half by more' Ihan the maximum tiiiuihcT of quale lied eh'ctors pr.. ieleil for his ills! rid Icy this act. shall be gul'ty of a mis demeanor, niiel. upon tiial and convic tion thereof, be puulslu-ii by a fine of not les.-. than twenty live nor more than live hundred dollars, or by im prisonment In ill'- funny jail ol not less than ten days nor more than six months, or b) both such line ami im prisonment. Any act declared an of fense by the general laws of this state concerning caucuses and elections, shall, also. In like case, he an offense in all primal ! s. and shall be. pun ished in ihe snme- form aud manner as therein piovideil. and all the penalties and provisions of the law as to such caucuses and elections, except as here in otherwise provided, shall apply in such case Willi equal lore-e, and to Ml" same extent as though fully set forth lu this ael. Any peison who shall forge any name of a signer or witness to a nomination paper shall he deemed guilty of forgery, and. ou conviction, punished accordingly. Any person who. being in possession of nomlmi tlon payors entitled to be tiled under this act. or under set of the legisla ture, shall wrongfully, either suppress, neglect or cause the same to bo filed lit the proper lime in the proper office shall, on conviction, be punished by Imprisonment in the county Jail not to exceed six mouths, or by a line not to exceed five hundred dollars, or by both such line and Imprisonment lu the discretion of the court. Sec. "2. The provisions of the stat utes now in force in relation to the holding of elections, the solicitation of voters at the polls, the challenging of voters, the manner nf eoiicluo'lng elections, or counting the ballots and making return thereof, nnd all other kindred subjects, shall apply to all primaries lu so far us they are consist out with this act, the Intent of the act being to place the primary under the regulation ami protection of the laws now in force as to do. linns. Commissioners Are Authorized, Sec. l!2a. That any duly devolved upon or power given to tho county clerk by this act shall, in the city of St. l.oiils. be perlornieil by the hoar-; of elections commissioners for uLk city, or a majorlt) ot ttieai S.-c. :;?,. All act or pans of acts In consistent with, or in cnnlllii with tit" provisions of this act, are bereoy re pealed. How State Committee Is Chosen. Sec. 311b. The state committee ot any political party may call a conven tion of delegates to be apportioned, chosen or elected In such manner us It may describe, for the purpose of nomlnnllug presidential electors, leoly Ing delegates to nntloual ronveutlonk electing members of national commit tees, adopting or making such declara tions of principles with reference to national quest Ions as may be deemed advisable, and to do and In perform any other act not prohibited by ot inconsistent with this law. Approved March IS. 1907. The One Hundred and Seventy-Sixth Anniversary of Washington's Birth George Washington was born on tbe banks of the Potomac, In West morelared county, Virginia, on Fobru ry 23. 1732. At Uie age of It he was a good sur veyor and at 19 he was adjutant of one of the Virginia ruIHUa district, with the rank of major. At the age of 21 be was selected by Got. Dinwiddle of Virginia as "person of distinction." undor orders of the British government, to de mand an explanation of the French, who were forming settlements In the northwest and In IbeMlsslsstppI valley. At the age of 23 he was commis sioned aa colonel In the British army, and from that time, when as a"soldler of the king" he became distinguished on the Sold, until he took leave of Woodlswn Mansion, Westmoreland County, Virginia, One of Washington' Earliest Homes. his ofllcers on November 23, 1783, after having overthrown tho royal government, he was tho most Impor tant factor In the affairs of the new country. Kndlug an eventful and successful military career, bo retired to his home at Mount Vernon, Va., from which place In 1784 he wroto to La fayette: "I have become a private citizen on tho banks ot the Potomac, and under the Bhadow of my own vine and fig tree, free from the bustle of the camp, ... I am solacing myself with those tranquil enjoyments of which tho soldier who is ever In pur suit of fame, the statesman . . . and tho courllor . . . can havo little con ception." At the tlmo Washington wrote tho quoted words to Lafayette ho had no thought that bo would be railed aa the president of the republic, the liv ing reality of which ho had created. Hut so, and on the 30th day of April, 1789, having been elected cn the Cth day of the samo month, ho took the oath of ofllce In New York city, having Journeyed to that place from Mount Vernon In his private carriage. Washington scrvod his country as Ita first chief executive for a period of eight years two terms and de clined a third term. No other presi dent since Washington has enjoyed that distinction. Tho nntlonal government, In con Junction with the states, has under taken to do honor to his memory by making his birthday a national holi day and by erecting monumonta of marble pointing skyward, hut the grandest and most expressive tribute Is embraced In tho lettering: "First In War, First In Peace, First In the Hearts of Ills Countrymen," as chiseled on the statue which stands Washington's Headquarters While Directing Survey of Washington City, 1791. on the plaza at the east of the cap Itol. Washington was a very enthusias tic Mason, and was Identified with the lodge In Alexandria, Va., which was chartered In 1783 under tho Pennsyl vania jurisdiction, but In 1788 It was rechartered as the Alexandria Washington lodge, No. 22, and Wash ington was named aa worshipful mas ter In the charter. Christ church, Alexandria, Va., Ivy and moss covered, was completed anil delivered over to the vestry on Feb ruary 27, 1773, the construction bar ing been begun January 1, 177. CoL Washington was one of the first ves trymen of the church, and on the day that St waa turned over by the bulldors he purchased pew No. I for the sum of 38 10 shillings, agree ing also to pay an annual rental of 6 for the same. The church was consecrated by Dlsbop Claggett of Maryland on June 14, 1814. This ancient and hlstorto edifice Is still used aa a place of wor ship. It Is kept open every week day, and Is annually visited by thousands. A small admission fee Is charged for the purpose of defraying the expense) of keeping It open to the public. In, the rear of and on the south aide la an old burial ground, and some very old tablets, antedating tho construc tion of tho church, aro still standing; and are In a remarkable slate of pres ervation. The square pew, with open door, on the right of the pulpit and under the balcony, Is pew No. 6, which was oc cupied by Col. Washington when at tending services there until the date of his death; he never changed bis membership from the church. A sil ver plate, bearing his autograph, Is on the top of tho pew door. Orig inally all the pews In the church were built In a square form, but later, with the exception of the Washington pew, were changed to tho present-day stylo of construction. On tho cast wall, undor the bal cony and to tho right of tho pulpit. Is a memorial tablet placed to the memory of Gen. Washington. A slmllai tablot, placed to the mem ory of Gen. llobert E. Io, occupies similar spaco on the wall to the loft of tho pulpit Gun. Lee was a vestry man of the church at the commence ment of tho civil war, and tho pew occupied by him Is across tho aisle from and a little to the rear of the Washington pew. This pew Is indi cated by a silver plate showing his autograph. Washington received his commis sion In 1755, aa a colonel In tho British army, from Gen. Braddock, In tho Car lylo house, at Alexandria, Va. Thla house was erected In 1732 by John 3. Carlyle on tho brow of a hill, and Ita base rests on an old fort built In 1(15 by Capt. John Smith on one of the o caslons when he came up the Poto mac to trade with the Indiana. Orig inally tho bouse was reached by a fine flight of stone stops from a beautiful lawn reaching to Fairfax street and adorned by 16 Lombardy poplars ar- ranged In four parallel rows. Tha poplars and lawn have long since dis appeared, and long ranges of rooms of the present Braddock house occupy their site, and the bouse Is only vis ible to the public from the eastern or rear aldo. It was also In this house that the unfortunate expedition against Fort Duquesne was arranged by Gen. Brad dock and the governors of Maryland, Nf'W York, North Carolina. Pennsyl vania and Virginia, la 17ii.