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The Farminflton Times Prtg. Co., Pub. rARMlNGTON, - - - MISSOURI NEW!i OF THE WEEK HAPPENINGS OF THE BEVEN PAST D A Yo ARE BRIEFLY PRESEN i E&. ALL AROUND THE PLANET Dkpatr.ier From Ou- Own and Per- e gn Countnei Arc Her Given In bnert Meter for fluey ft e-.de rb i :i mi i.' I' man unuuiiu . , thai th peace prellmlnarlea between Tur ae and Italy were sinned Antonio Ayala, a BHWngeT of tbo National bank of t uba, baa boon ur reeted at Havana by ordir of the spa clai judge i cnare of tno Inveitiga tlofl Into Hi' disappearance ol a paok air-1 i mtolntni $2uti,0otf, wim-h enopnsed to ht- wu sent b reejs tored mall io th' National Park bark of Nati York, lepteinber ST. (J A. BoJuroedor of Milwaukee and T. J. Turbott of Nowark. x. j, ueu- ID'-n on b"a manii' l"l. gl.mi wuvo i Which later Watsonrille, l ulled States sub- .ere drowned when a wept over the little craft, ! went aground near Fort j Cat. Mrs Lucj Baylaf of Cfoaoont City, III., who eras sen tea end to ihro- yoira In prison hh an aoooaaorj tu tho nmr der of ber buaband, .lotin Byron sn ler, a banker, In July, 1109, oornnlctod her H nil noo and aaj ralaaaod from tbt penltenUarx Gi rtuuny'u um ial fleet BBjtortd a avi ij ioua by tha total wrcrkinfl by oxplotlon of one of Its hnmonsu mili tary dirigible hullontiK und of the1 hall In whloh it was ataUoned at Relnick endorf, a suburb r.f Berlin. The mahlUaallon of tha Ofoak army la procoodlng rapidly, 41 ready 111000 naen art ttttdar arms, with Qraojpj ar rlrluK dally from abroad. S an thoumnd dollars lias L- i-n pledged for th transportation of ajraek TOluntOOra to the Turkish war at mass maotlnf b'ld in Han Fran clflfo, f'al . attmlvd by aavoral thou aanU Grooki Stale Banator Marahall Bluck of San JoM-, (!al., secretary of tha Palo Alio Hulldlni; and Loan naaodation. was anehiiti on a warrant rhargmn tho IsHiiKnt " of a worililHa check. Jamta King, auditor for th later national i larvrster company, on the witness : and in the haarlSg of the novernmeiit B tvlt to dlaaoWa tha at laced harraator trust, teatiflod that ia August. 1911, the total a of the company amnun' ad to tSta7H3SI. The aviation field, with all ita at tendant daagera, waa a fruitful one finai.! ... for Wilbur Wright, aviator, ajaaordlnf to an accountlni Blad in tha probati SOUrt, which fixes the value of his aatatC at 279,298 40. The fur aaallni aaaaon la tha Bating Bea has .:'. the anialloat kill Inc of aeals m many yeara and a total absence of pelagic sealing The total tn the Balkan war hy the capture or number killed off the Prlbyloff islands I the atroug Turkish pooltlon on DatCh-durlm- the aaaaon was 3,764, llr1 mountain, whose commander eur- A national WINnn Marshull league of juveniles lias been organilOd in New nork by the Woman i Danioi ratio com mitt' - Girl "Uddioa" in the six suf frage stutes will bo Invited to baooroe memberb Rrat Ser via and Hutu aria have severed diplomat!' relgtlo 1 1 with Turkey, ac cording to a dlapatcb received by the Exchange Telegraph company from Paris The Bxcbange'a coi respondent adds that "a State of war fulfils." Harton Dawes. 18 years old. was captured by a jealous rival He was taken to a cemetery two miles from Wabaahi lad . where he wi s tied to a tons na tune and deaartad The BOO ton Red Sox v n the llrst game of the aeiiea for the baseball championship ot the world t nun the New York Giants. 4 to .1. before 40,000 enthusiasts, who packed the great lands of the Brush stadium, in New York Ifigua Bnviaeo, a rabtl chief, lead ing thirty men. re 'minute of his for mer gojarnaadj has sent word to the Ajnarioan mining camp of Cannanaa, Sonora, that be wli haa to lurreadar anH accept amnesty Compulsory mi! Mary service for German gila Is advocated oy PTOf. Witzel of Duaaeldorf. An army of women should iu his opinion follow each army of nnle combat ants, not onl to care for the wounded, but to act us cooks and eeauBatMaajaa. A trust aetl mated at .ooo.ooo cre ated by the will of Mrs. .Mary aHker Kddy, founder of the Christian BOionoe church, for the be,., fit of the denoui tnation was declared void by 'ha Mat- Bltchusetts supreme court. TwehV strike bre iking bookbinders, boused in a building on Waal Thir teenth street, New York City, occu pied by P. F Collier & Sons, publish ers, where a strike is in progress, were taken ill ahortly after they had eaten food furnished by a restauran'. an the neighborhood The charred bodies of twenty-two victims of Lie exploelon In a ware house in T&anpioo, Max., have been re covered tn m th ruins. Five bund re:' krr; of powdtr exploded durlnj a flru arri it Id believed thfc nearly Qftypcr gore rcre ki-'lfd and aeraraj hundred ..d Fifty pertoaa were Injured la irarend eollislon between tWO lntor urban car uu (In- BOUUMTO Michigan railway just north Santaa springe, Mich. g . Thirty-seven out of forty-mo ac tresses who wrote to u Merlin theat ricnl Journal on the problem whether an arttesB ought tu marry have de rided in llic negative. Four of the moat deaperute convicts in tin- Ohio penitentiary escaped by MWlDg through the bars of a Hewer manhole beliinil the priuou hoapitul. An official account of the opera tion on the Montenegrin frontier iaTI the Montenegrins massacred every man, WOMB and child in tbi villages around Oknta. without dm tinc.tlun of raie 01 religion. After holding up tin southbound Mcxno Northwesttrn passenger trein, ouutb oi Juarai, rein is looted the man and baggage c..ru and kidnaped Jubn T. Cameron, a wealthy oattlatxtaa of Kl Puso. from the nam, and are Mold lag hint lor ransom. Judge Quiun al Sal. iu, Muss., dc tiled the uioiiuti arguad to admit to bail Joseph Bitot Arthur Giovaiinlttt and Joaapt Caruso, charged w lb com pliclty In tbo death of Annie LayfJBM, who was shot and klili d during a ."Hike riot in Lawrence last January. Ever effort will be made by the government to facilitate the consider at. on of the Injum tlou proceedings In tlttltad hy the New Yoik Journal of i oinmirce to i est rain the enforcement of the gawapapar publicity law. It has become known that use of the chief reasons for the return of Mrs. William 1 Straight, who, before her marriage, was Dorothy I'ayne Whitney, is the anticipation ucxi month of an latafMtlBg event In tba young and rich houi-ehold. Jules Lombard, singer of civil war BOnajBi di u iu OhloagO Lunitmrdwus th man who popttlaiiiod '"Hie HattlO Cry of Freedom" und lured 10,000 men to ncawur tho. war call of PraaMeBl Unaoln Mrs Julian Heath, praaldant f the 60o,ono atroafl honaewiveh' league, said that to rodvoa tho OOat of living politicians miiHt be forced to provide markets where onHuuier aud pro ducer may trade Another powerful independent bank ing combine, the Paktn con espondent of, tho Daily Telegraph UKHerta, has offorod to underwrite reasonable rhi ues anhnaea to any aunmnt The Montenegrin imj opened war against Turkey by attacking i. strong Tui klah pottitiun oppoalta Poelgorltia. Prince Pater, tho youngaal boh of King NU holas, hied the flrut shot, i i wuh the signal for Tring all aldng the lino and an artillery duel ensued. United States Senator BUhll Hoot ia undned to his bed In bis Kiimmer home in Clinton, N. V,, b a sovere attack of grip His physicians deems the Illness not alarming, but baa or- darad ahaolnta rest for tha senator Workmen digging a foundation in the center of the husiness district found the ramalna of an old ship, 00 feet tinder ground. It Is believed by sume to he part of the flet of Pirate Lafltte Brig (Jen Frank G. Smith. United States army, retired. 71 years old, died at Waahlngton. He entered the army from Ohio in 18t!l und was ap pointed brigadier general aud retired in 1901 after more than forty years of service. Mon'enegro claims the lirst victory rendered with tha bulk of Lis forces. Montenegrins alao crossed the fron ( lor near Heraua. but, aooording to the Turkish account, have been re pulsed. Papers have been drawn in u suit to foreclose the first mortgage on the home of ataJotQeaeral Daniel k. Sickles, IS Fifth tTOnua, New York. The mortgage, which is for $llS.uini, Is lo ld by the Bowery Savings bank. Interest aud taxes are long overdue There wa an unexpected smi -Offl-( lal announcement that, ow ing to new and unacceptable demands which Had been made hy Turkey, the peace pour parlers would probably he broken off and that Italy would push the war with the greatest energy. Artillery practice with the aid of aeroplanes is the next thing OOtttOUV plated by the army Hy the end of tills month the big type C Wright ma chine will be shipped to Fort Riley, Kaa.i and will be used there to cm Mrs. Mary Starkweather of St. Panl, Minn., head of the department of women aud children of the attnne sota bureau of labor, dropped dead when about to board a ( rain at the union station. Announcement was made at BpHng field. Mo., thai n conference ot Sun day school workers of Missouri, Kan Has, Arkansas. Oklahoma, Texas, Colo rado and New Mexico will be held in SprlngtMd November 19. 1913 Juan J Zavala. Nicrraguan consul at New Orleans. La . received a cable message from the Niearaauan minis ter of foreign r. li. lions at Managua inttonnctni that peace had been re- established there, The message gave no details. Will Duncan, tin-narrled, aged 36, a driver at Heno in. north of here, waaj fatally injured by falling in front of a loaded pit car, ..hich passed over his body. Durant, Okla . vc ed against the commission form of governnaaot by a majority of slxty-fout The vote was light, except in the Fuel Ward, which ronad M (o G agin.st the p ropes itioa. WllliajR Alfred Fcgcr. foundof t the I' pullr-t party, and as Dintttd Btaian . i . r the only tn: u of tb it party ever sent to the upper houae uougivbF. t'ied at tha hczic of bU (dajghiei at Grenola, Kaa. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF MISSOURI. FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL WENT. AMEND- Joint and concurrent resolution sub mitting to the voters of the state of Missouri an amendment to section 1 of article XI, of the Constitution of Mis souri, relating; to education. J- H resolved the Senate, the House of K preeentallvM concurrlns therein: That t the general election to be held In this Ntatr on toe Tuesday next fullow-i-.. tho that Monday In Novmher, 1912, tkei'1 shall h- Aubmltted tu (lunltned voters of Mlssuurl for adoption or rejec tl : '." tollnwlnK contltutlunol utnend- I nient. lo-wit: That section 1 of article XI of the Con- ; ptltutlon of Ihv state of Missouri tie and ti frame hereby uniended, by nddtng to aeetlan the foiiowina worda, to- wit "end may est;ililit-li end maintain : free public aohoola for the aratultoua in itru ti i. .f aii peraona In thta state be twee ftvi iitid nix yeara Of rki. "nd over Iwenl ' yevra of nga " BO thnt said suction i when so antendea shall read BeoUoo i a aenesal diffusion of kn iwledge kihI inii-lllttence being tevnllal tn id i preer at Ion of the right, mid llb ' ertlta of ihv i le, the general aaaembly 1 ghnl! rttul.liuli and mnlnt.nn free nubile I echoolt for the gratuitous Instruction at all persons In thl siati- between the ages of tx end twenty years, ioid may estab- liah and aialntaln free publlo aoneota for no tfrxtttituiia Inatruotlon of all pfrarma In this state between Ave and six vara Of ig und over twenty years Of age." aECOND CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND MENT. Jomt and concurrent resolution sub mitting to the qualified voters of the st.ii - of Missouri an amendment to the Constitution thereof authorizing an in areaae of Indebtedness In the county of Bt Louis for the purpose of construct Iro sewers, or for tha purpose of pur haslne or constructing waterworks. ! Hi- U nsulved bv the Senate, tha Houaa of ttanl OBOntQtlTaa concurring therein, us follows: At tho aaneeal eleetton to b held Mi the TUeodsy next following the first Monday in November, a i ttll, an OncNdrnent to thf ( onMtltutlon of Mla-a-.n nhull be aubmltted t um .a. in- .1 Vetera Of the Btate, In the following words: The COUnUT of Ht houin wltli th aaaant f t w thlrda ( th'- votere ot iiie county tltig at an election to be held for tlmt pur pe, may te allowed to boooma In di i-i'd In a lurgei amount than ia snecl fled and limited In s-.-tion twelve .lit ff arib-b; t n X of Dm- Constitution of this , etate, not exceeding an iid'lit mnsl 11 vw ; tf. i per cntnm on the ,... ot the tnx nbl i lupeny within tho county, for the purpow of eonatructlng dletrloi eewara In llatrlcte nunm su'ii oountte whloh dat tn- shall be laid out by the county I court on petition of tWO-tttlrOa of the ewiiera of real property wniihi any aucii pfOMtsed aewi-r dlatliOl and Ofhlcn real ernpetty within the diatiict ahatl te eub J. ti in nnnual special lax levy in pio ' portion to ara of Iota and t recta, for ihe ; piirpo,4tl of pnyliiK t be in t wi est on au' U ' lal ' It ' eewui Ind m each alx montha, six) also sufficient to pay tha prii ipai of such Indebtedneaa for ihai , diri i t within ten 1 10) yara from the linie oi oontraetlng i he aaaae. ell to m I ione In the manner to be provided by 1 law; or for the purpeee of purahaatng or : eonstiuotlng watei works for the county I win- l. shull te made on. of ity ihe coiihty i fr.i furmablng wetet and protection aaetnai tins to clllee, tov.ua, comaaolee and o there, under proistr contra eta, regu ( iatlona and raivs. and under appropiiata pganaeement, to be approved by the coun ty court vr by commleelonera ot ereter , Worl a, aa may be provided by law: Provided, thai any euen county incurring i any auch waterwerha Indebtedneee with the aatent of the votere mm aforeeeldi shall btvt tbo power to provide, and at the IsM'iir.K of such Intfehtedneee shall oona tract to provide and OOUOOl an annuel tax, In addition to the othei taxee provided for b the Conetltutlon. euffleleni to pay any Inlereel fiililng duo ot: auch waiorwurks , Indjebtegneei that oanaol i paid from the gel aernlnga ni Ineome of eueh county ! Watorwnrha. and tha said waterworks In- gobtedneae when Incurred'end leeued for purchaelng or eonatructlng waterwerha In and fot aatcl county, shall be aeeured geh nd a Hen upon the said ayetem oi traterworht ami afaterworhe bropertyi which detit ami en may b enforoed by proper ault in any court of eorapetenl luruidlctlon. but the county shall have the I power to provide, end at (ho Issuing of iuch Indebtedneaa enoil contract to pro- vide and collect, from the maturity of auch waterwotee Indebtedneea, in addition to the other taxes provided for by the Constitution, nn annual tax surTtclont to pay within twenty years from tbo date of and maturity of said Indebtedneaa, all r tho unpaid principal of auch waterworks lud'btdti( as r final nl ng after on forcing the dobt and lb n against the nald county waterworks ayatom and eratei works prop : arty, any provleton 111 the State Constitu tion to the contrary noiwlihstandliig. THIRD CONST I T U T ION A L AMEND MENT. ' Joint and concurrent resolution sub mitting to the qualified voteru of Mis souri an amendment to section 1 1, ar ticle 10, of the Constitution thereof con cerning taxation. be it reaolved by the Senate, the House of Repreeentatlvee oortcurring therein: That at the general election to be held on th- Tuned ay next foUowina the Aral Monday in November) a. D. nineteen hue dr-ii and t welve the follow u-g amend til- i i to .-don II. of article :0 of the I Constitution of the atati of Missouri, ahull lie aubmltted to tbo -n. voters of the stale, tn-wlt: That section II, article 10, of the Con OtltOlinn of the etate of Missouri be amended by stilklng OUt the word "slxt" in line II ami M, selling iti lieu thereof, tin- wutdit. "olio hundred," and by strik ing out the woid. "hfiy" In line L'l Utere of and Inserting in lieu thereof thegjrurd, "ninety," ho that when aincndcd the auc tion Shall read as follows. ejection ii itaies fot local ptirpeoco limits how Increaaed for school and erecting public tiuitdlugH Hi. I.ouls may levy as If part of a county Taxes for County, city, town and school purpoeea niay be levied on .ill subjects and objects of taxation; but the valuation of property therefor shall Ml eajoeed the valuation of t lie eame property la auea town, city or acbool district for state and county pur poses. For county purpoa the annual rate on properly. In counties having alx million doll. irs or leeo. shall not. In the aggregate! exceed fifty eenei on the hun dred dollars valuation; in counties inning six million dollars and under ton million dollars, tut ill rate s tin It not exceed forty cents on the hundred dollars valuation . the countb-s huMiig ten million dollars aixl under thirty million dnllnre, anld rate shall not aaoocd rtfiy cents on the hundred dollars valuation; and In coun ties having thirty million dollars or mora, said rate shall not exceed thirty-five cents nn the hundred doila re valuation. For city und town purpose, the annunl rate ou property In cities and towtiH ha Ina thirty thousand Inhabitants or more shall not. in the aggtei; tie exceed one hundred rents on tin- one hundred dollars valua tion; in cities and towns having less than thirty thousand and over ten thousand In bahitanto, said rate shall not exceed one lUadred cents on the hundred dollars val uation, In cities nnd towns having less than ten thousand and more than one thOUSjM rd Inhabitants, said rate shall not exceed ninety cents on the hundred dol lars .aluutlun: and In towns having one thousand Inhabitants, or less, said rate shall not exceed tWenty-flVO cents on tin hi; i el red dollars valuation. For h hool purposes In districts composed of cities Which hnve one hundred thousand In ns Id tants or more, the annual rate on property shall not exceed maty cents on he bundled dollars valuation nnd In Othei dlstrlctr forty cents on the hundred dol lars valuation: Provided, the aforesaid annual rates for school purposes may be Increaaed. in district m formed of oil lea nd u wns, to an amount not to canoed ami dollar on the huudr d otoBaTa vutua- tbci. and in other districts to an amount not to exceed Slaty-five cents on the hun dred dotlare valuation, on the condition that a majority of the voters who arc taapejera, voting at an election held to aecldc the queeuoa, vote tor said in areaae. For the purpoee of erecting public building" in counties, cities or school dis tricts, the rate of taxation herein limited stay be Increased, when the rate of such ItBciva suid the purpoaur for whloh It Is Intended shall have been aubmltted to o vote i the people, and two-thlrda of the uualif - d voters of auch count-, city or sch 1 district, voting at auch election, shah vote therefor. The rate herein al owed to each rounty shall be ascarlalnad by ' amount of taxable proporty there In. aci crdlna to the last usKcniunent for rein. ;,nrl county purposes, and the rate Allowed to each city or town by the num bei Inhabltanta, according to the last ceti-.- taken under tie authority of the star or of the t'nltod gtatee; said re al fiction as to ratosi ahull apply to taaea of every kind and deacrtiitlon, whether genera) or special, except taxea to pay valid .ndehtedncas now existing, or bonds Which may bt Issued In renews! of euch lliilslilsilueee Provided, thut the city ef St. 1. 'iilb may levy for municipal pur l o i In addition to the municipal rate of taxation above provided, n rate not ex ceeding the rate which would be allowed fot inty purposes If said city ware pari of county. FOURTH CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND MENT. Joint and concurrent resolution provid ing for tha repsal of section 2 of article 6 cf the Constitution of the state of r." relating to suffrage and else- tlonn and the enactment of a new sec tion m lieu thereof , to be known as section 2 of article S. be it resolved by the Benato, the House of It'.'preaentallves concurring therein, as follows. Th In II the t: a at the general election to be held 1 1 state on the w: Tuwsday aftOI rat Monday In Novembor. A. D Hit, hall be submitted for adoption to the: the Ion TI stli lh low of. i ialltied voters of the stale the f"l s' constitutional amendment, to-wit: mi section t of article 8 of the Cou II OB Of the state of Missouri he nnd imu ia hereby repealed and the foi I new section enacted In lieu there ' bo known as section 2: S'-'lon 2. Kvery male citizen of the fi ! Si. ites, nnd every rnalo person of for-:g: birth who shall havej become a 0ltlX of the tinned States according to law by complying with uli of the laws of naturalisation In relation thereto, who Is OVei the age of twenty-one yars, pos sess -it: the following quallfb ations. shall be entitled to vote at all elections by the peo;lo . First He shall have realdod In the Stall one year Immediately preceding the eli I -n nt which he offers to vote. H- and Be shall have resided In the county, city or town Where ha ahull offer to vote at least Slaty days Immudiutely pre -ding the election. FIF f H CONSTITUTIONAL MENT. AMEND- Joint and concurrent resolution sub mitting to the qualified voters of the state of Missouri an amendment to the Constitution thereof, providing for the rey vtration of all voters In all counties hav.no a population of fifty thousand Inhabitants or more and which adjoins a t it y having a population of three hundred thousand inhabitants or more. lie it reaolved by the House of Represen tativaSi tho Benato concurring therein: Th In ' tt at ttie general election to he bold ils at ale on the Tuesday next fol- 111 Will g the llrst Monday In November. 1112, tlx- rolloWing ailieiiilUieltT to me Motion of tho Male of Missouri shall uulttd tu the qualified voters of .talc, to-wlt: lion 1. That the general sOSeoibly lirovidOi by law, for the registration voters In all rountlea having a pop ii of fifty thousand inhabitants or and which adlolns a city having a Ltlon of three hundred thousand In i uts or more. Const be at this ec ma of nil ulat i' more habit Proposed By Initiative Petition. 6IXTH CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND MENT. Providing for raising all revenue by taxes on land, Inheritances and f ran -chlsss for public service ut lb ties; ex empting from taxation all personal property and Improvements on land ; abolishing poll taxes and occupation taxes for rs venue purposes; abolishing tbl constitutional limitation upon tha rates of taxation for state, county, school and municipal purposes and pro viding that tha laws regulating the man ufacture and sale of Intoxicating liquors shall ramam unaffected hereby. 1'rupnsvd amendment, by Initiative pe tition, to the toiiatttuUon of Missouri, submitting to the legal voters of the State of Missouri for their approval or reieetion, at the general electron to be held or. the Tuesday next following the llrst Monday In November, A. 1 1911. by adding new auctions relating to revenue and laaallon. to srtioie x. He It enacted by the people of the State of Missouri Hectlon 1 All properly now subject to taxation than b claawnwd fur puraoaee of taxation and for exemption from taxa tion, as follows. Class one Shall Include nil personal property. All bonds and public securities of the state and of tho political sub- dlvtaktiM and municipalities thereof, now or hcteiifter i--uei. shall be exempt from ill taxes, atale ind loOOl, from and after the adoption ef this amendment, and all other personal property snail be exempt from all taxes, stale und local, In the year 1914 and thereafter Provided, that noth ing in this amendment shall be construed us Ural ting "i denying the power of the i. tie to tax any form of franchise, privi lege or Inheritance. Class two shall Include all Improve ment a In or on lands, except Improve ments In or on landa now exempt from taxation by law. In the years HM nnd i sin. all property In etaaa two shall be . xernpt from all DSieS. state and local, to the extent of otir-fourib of Ihe as cssed value of such properly . iu the ears 101K and l!17. to the extent of rw.. fourtha; In the yearn mis and 1919 to the extent of three-fourths, and In the Vor I'm ;md there. ifter all property in lass two shall be exempt from all taxea, state ind local Provided, however, that tn the car UU4 and thereafter, the Improve ments to the extent of I3.uo0.00 In BS -et aed value on the homestead of every householder, or head of a family, shall In- exempt from all taxes, state and local. Class three shall Include all lands In the state. Independent of thl Improve mentO thereon or therein, ex -opt Lands now exempt from tnxatlon by law. and Itall also include all franchises for publlc -ervlee utilities, nnd no property In alaas three ahull ever be exempt from taxa tion. Hectlon All proporty subject to tax ation In tbl.1) state shall be eessseod for taxea at its true and actual value. Hectlon L No poll tax shall be levied or collected in Missouri, nor shall any tax Whatsoever be levied or Imposed on any poison, firm, merchant, manufactur er, trade. MOOTi busitn ss. occupation or profesSlCSb under the form or pretext of . license for revenue after fVromher .list. '. i but nothing herein shall u- con :.u ued as affecting the licensing of any lluetnSWC, OOOUpaUOn profession, place or inieata In the inleroat of the publK peace, leaith or safety, aud nothing herein con anted a hall be ronatrued as chancing the inesent laws governing the regulation of tpe ssanufaoture and sale of fermented, vinous nnd spirituous liquors. Hectlon i Tho existing constitutional limitations upon the rates of taxation fftl atato. county, eohool and municipal pur peaea ahaM have no force and effect after Junuot- 1st. l'.Ul. Section S The general assembly shell provide the legislation neoeeeaig t se cure full and sSoetlve compliance win the BUraOSei and Intent of this amend -ment. Nothing In this amendment ahatl be construed to limit the Initiative and referendum powers reserved by the peo ple. Proposed By Initiative Petition. SEVENTH CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND MENT. Abolishing the present state board of equalliation and providing for appoint ment by the governor. In lieu of such board, of a state tax commission, and prescribing the number, qualification s, duties and salaries of the members thereof. l'ropoaed amendment, by initiative pe tition, to the state Constitution ot Mis aourl submitting to the legal voters of tiie state for their approval fir rejection at the general election to be held on the Tuesday next following rite llrst Monday In November. A. l. 1912, repealing c llun IS of article X of the Constttutlou of Uis stale of Mlaeuurl and enacting m lieu thereof a new section to be known aa sertlop 8. creating n state lux com mission. He It enacted by the people of tl.e State cf Missouri: Section IS. The present . 'ate :oard of equalisation shall ne abolished on Jan uary Slot. 191$, und In Us stoad a state tax commission of three members Is here by created to be appointed by the gov ernor, who shall In the b'-ginnln appoint one member for two yens, on- member for three yeurs and uue member (or four years and all subsequent regular appoint ment shall be for terms of four yeurs and until their succeaai ra uro nppotnted and qualified. The terms of tnose ap pointed shall begiti February 1st-1913, and the salary shall not be ieas than M, 00, 00 per year each. No member shall at the aame time bold any other state, federal or governmental position or office, elective or appointive. It shall be the duty of aald commission to awe thnt the laws concerning the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes ate faithfully enforced; to adjust and equalize the valuation of property among the several couuth-s and the city of Ht. Louis: and to perforin such other duties us may be prescribed by law. The general assembly shall provide the legislation necessary to her u re full and effective compliance with the purpose and intent of this amendment. Nothing in this amendment ahull be construed tu limit the Initiative and referendum pow ers reserved by the people. Proposed By Initiative Petition. EIGHTH CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND MENT. Providing that grand Juries, In Inves tigating elections. may open ballot boxes, oompel the production of registra tion lists, voting lists and tally sheets; providing for tuats on indictments re turned In such investigations; prescribing the manner of selection and the qualifica tions of election officials; requiring po licemen to be stationed in and near polling places In certain cities and pre scribing the manner of voting therein. Proposed nmondment to the Conetltu tlon of Missouri, to he submitted to the leBni voter:: thereof, for their approval or rejection, at the regular general election to be held on Tuesday, the fifth duy of November. A. I. 1912, and eiupown lug grand lurtea to investigate offenses com mi i td in sieotlone, to return indiuiuieuta thereon, und providing for the trial upon such Indictments lrt lb- courts, :il pro viding for the Bsaansr of conducting eloo lions, Ue dUtlOS of officers and vmers with reference thereto, anu the ijuulihca- tloaa and aeleetion of judges ami clerks Of election throughout the state and In oltiea of HaMO InMMtants or more. Section L Tin- ballot Shall n-maln se cret In Missouri, but where crime has been committed In any election i shall yield to justice, and no Impediment shall be placed In the way of the de tection, prosecution onu conviction of the guilty. The Inveetlaatlon of all elections in which It Is sought to open ballot boxes in se neb of crime shall be conducted by a gtand Jury compost d t "nip t- nt, In telligent ctttr.cns of nigh moral charac ter, Such grand Jury shall have powei to oompel tbo production "f registration lists, voting lists, tally sheets and all documentary evidence if every kind, slao to compel the priductlon oi ballot boxes to open the aame and examine the ballots; also to subpoena witnesses and take their teetimoi v; -d-1 to corapari nj part ol the evidence, srel, written or print d. with say other pau of the evidence, Votere may state under oath what their ballots Vrare a voted. The Jury, grand or priit. ehaii decide undei the law and Ml tho facta whether or not ballots have been willfully and knowingly tampered with. u- changed, or misread, or falsely counted, or false ballots placed In then stead Upon any indictment returned i Spsedy public trial shall be had. and ths hullot and documentary and oral evi dence considered by ths grand Jury, and Othei conipetsnt evidence, may be Intro duced In the trial under the rubs of ,w A grand Jury, for the invest igu t nm of elections aa ubove provided, ShaU be .ailed In each county and In any city with a government Independent of the county, by uho several judges throughout tho atato empowered by law to call grand Jurlos. Within thirty days after each gen eral election, or if a Judicial circuit or district Is oomposed Of several count b.. then at the next term of the court there after. IUCll giand jury shall t.ike the place of n regular annual grand Juiv. now provided for by law to investlgnt elections and for other purposes, and when convened shall p posses ull the poW" ers aa to investigations and the Indict ment of offenders for felon lee and mis demeanors possessed by a regular grand Jury. Ii Is hereby made ths Imperative duty of the Judge of the court to specific ally chatge such grand Jury to investi gate the preceding geneial election, or he may charge them to investigate of fenders In other elections nut bHt I ed until-1 the law by limitation. Section 11. omM!tent persons who re ceive the protection of tin- law shall owe 11 to the st at i' to act as SlSCtlori Officials, ai.d individuals of the very hlfflf eat moral character to be found shell b selected Neither poverty, nor weal lb. nor Magnitude of buslneea nor profes sional callings however exalted, shall ex cuse the eitlsone unless ssi mini y would result, but druggists and physl- clans may be eseusod if they demand it. aii ludnes and cleras of elections in cities above -'5.OO0 InllSbltsntS kIiuII hold their offices for h Spt elfled term anil shall he examined thoroughly as to tl If qualifications Any election oomulaslon r or other offtoer changed with the se lection of election officials who shall fat; to m.ike diligent SeenTOh for tn n of food oha racier, or who shall willfully pass by men of good character and anowlnall select persons tif bail reputation as elec tion officials, sh ill be deemed guilty o . mlsdenn-anor. In all cities of 19,900 in habitant or more two competent ludsjee and one competent clerk of high moral character ahull be ehoson for each pie elnet from t ho city at large, nnd who do not raelde in the pfeetnet for which (hoy are hoaen Thes--. w ith i In tW judges and ne rlerk ChCeS n from the preolnet, shall oonetitute the Judaea nnd clerks ftr such precinct, and all iudpef ami oierks shall be equally divided lrt Been precinct between I he two political pari lew ha vlng' the laigest number Ol wdes In the state as Shown by the last gwnsral election, in every precinct in sueh titles there shall be stationed two policemen, one outside and one Inside i he booth, who shall protect all election ofTlcl-ils, challengers. watchers, voters and .'tbera, and who, for willful fa Hurt in do so, ahall be adjudged guilty of n misdemeanor. Wherever tegistrntlon I required the person who registers shall sign bis name on the registration book, and when he 000900 to vote he shall ngalu sign bis name opposite hie number on the poll book, and the election officers may compare the signatures. If th voter cannot sign his name then lie atuUJ make hit mark IP the usual way on tbt rSaiat ration book, duly attested in writ ing by two or nnore reputable Hitnesses to whom he Is known, and when any In dividual offers to vote under such name the Jtidges may determine from the tes timony of tho attesting witnesses, or If thay cannot produced then from other proof, whether or not M i the sum person who made hU mark on th- regis tration book, unij in voting Iu- ahull again make his mark attest-d as above re quired. If uny person algna any other than his true nam'' In registering or vot ing ho shall be adjudged guilty of forg ery and punlslitl us may be prescribed tty statute. Bvery i -I i ' - -1 : pat ty ami every body of oltiaane oiejantsed lor ihe purpose of passing uny constitution ti amendment shall ic entitleHl to a reprt SentStlVS Inside of the hnoth to watch the balloting and counting, and In addi tion thereto shall alsu be entitled to one chulb-nger. Where It Is provided herein that ii violation of any provision of this amoi.dinenl ahull be B misdemeanor th' punishment ahnlt he DSed by atatute. If the offender i o regular official he BhaU, upon conviction, forfeit his office, and he may be prosecuted under this amendment and his office forfeited Independent of any ItStUte. The word election as used hen In shall b construed to mean any electluti. general or specln!. Whethei stale, county or municipal, including any prima rv election held under the. la w This amendment shall be setfSnfneclng, but legislation may be enacted to facili tate its aaeesitlssti Section HI. Any constitutional pn vlslot , or law. or purt thereof, in eon ft with Mtla amendment la hereby repeuk Proposed By Initiative Petition. NINTH CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND. MENT. Providing for levying and collect ng. on each one hundred dollars assessed valuation, a state tax of ten cents far the support of the public elementary and high schools, state normals, Lin coln Institute and the State University. 1'roposed amendment iu tin- (!0ttSUttl tlon of .Missouri to be submitted to the legal voters of the state of ,1 : , for their approval or rejection at the tegular general election to be held on the Tues day next following the Prat Monday In November! A. D, 1912, providing for revenue for the support of nubile educa tion, by adding to artldo of the Con atltutlon one new section to be known aa section twenty-eight IIS), which la In worda and f.gurea BS follows: Ruction 2K. A state tux of ten cents on each one hundred dollars.' valuation shall be annually leyied and collected on the aaaessed value of all property subject by law to taxation In this state. The pro ceeds of said tax shall be set apart In the state treasury and appropi t ed by the geimral h sembly for the support and maintenance of public elementary and high schools, state normal schools. Lin coln liinitut", and tho Htate UnivereltTj but in ii case shall there be appropriated less than twenty -Ave per cent of anld proceeds to In used In aiding public ele mentary und high schools. BTATE OP MIBForitl. DepeJrtasenl of Htnte. 1, Cornelius Kojieh, Pocretary of Btate of the Btate of Missouri, hereby certify that the foregoing Is a full, true and com plate copy of the five Joint and concur rent resolutions of the Forty-slxtb (ien eral Assembly of the Htate of Mlaoottti of the proposed BJoondmsata to the t?nn stltutlon of the Htate of Missouri; also, of the four airv-ndrnente to the Constitu tion proposed by initiative petition, to bo aubmltted to the qualified: voters of the State Of Missouri at the genorul election to be held on Tuesday, tfie Bftn day of Noventber, liU, In teni Imony whereof. I hereunto set nay band nnd affix the ureal Seal of the Btate of tfleeounl. Done at office In the fity of Jefferson, this ltd day of Wptem ner. A, P 1912. leal Chl TAP y OT STATE DESTROY THE STORKS IN GERMANY THEY ARE CONSID ERED ENEMIES OF SPORT. Prejudice Is Resulting In Their Sy '.ematlc Slaughter In Parts of tha Fatherland, and the Blrda Are Rapidly Being Thinned Out. No oni! who hun uny delight In lluiiH Aadanaa'f talsa can hoar unmoved thnt (lie atork haa fall en upun evil times. Four yeara nn" It was noticed thnt they were building less on Turkish house toua nnd thalT dlmlnlshlnK numhers were regarded by the luperstltlouH Otto nintiH as an evil omen for the future of the race In Europe. On leaving BOTOpa at the end of summer, they seem to penetrate far down the In terior of Afrlra One that had been Caught nnd marked In Prussia was raptured In Natal, near Colenso. Whether the disappearance of wild animals from Bouth Africa before the advance of the unttlers ulso affects tbo storks Is a (luestlon not yet settled. However that may be. attention la bolng drawn anew to their dwindling numbers In Alsace, now that they uro getting ready to leavo for tho south. fJerman scientists have aacertalned that they are also getting fewer In the Palatinate, Hesse, and Franconla. The country people are mnklng va liant efforts to maintain the numbers ol their visitors by placing artificial nests on the roofs of their houses, and even by feeding them artificially Hut the torks In Germnny have to contend with a prejudice moat dif ficult to eradicate. They are looked upon as enemies of sport. It Is true that they sometimes raid the futnikna of hares or find their food In ponda well stocked with fish. Hut the dam age they do In this way Is negligible In comparison with tho great boon they confer on farmers by destroying mice and moles If we we are to believe the flermnn ornithological paper "Mlttellungen uber die Vogelwelt." a bad example in the treatment of this useful bird has been set In high places The (irand Duke of Oldenburg le said to have given orders for the curtailing of the number of storks In his stnte. Hftjr per cent of them are to be shot down Hy depriving the femnle birds of their male admlrera, the Grand Duke hopes to "cut down the birth rate " The Ciermun paper containing this announcement protests against a barbarity which daprivaa villages of their old-estahllshed guests, but It nddB thut similar ruses uro reported from I'ppcr Franconla. where tha owners of sporting estates are actunl ly compelling the pensants to remove the storks' nests perched on their cot tage roofs. The paper appeals to the public to put a stop to this work of destruction. In Alsace happily such brutal metnods uro unknown. There the bird which symbolizes such venerable traditions is treated with universal respect Voicing His Plea. "Not guilty!" exclaimed the prls oner. "An' Ol can prove It!" "That remains to be seen." observed the Judge. "Whlo." continued the prisoner In aggrieved tones, "when the man was robbed, ycr worship, whut could Ol be doln' In the house when Ol waan't there at all at all. but was three doors down beyont the lamppost molndlng the baby? Sure, eny one In tha strata could have heard me slngln' away, for It's a motghty powerful voice 01 have, an' It's many a tolmo Ol've " "Stop-stop." cried tho Judge angri ly. "What on earth has your voice to do with HT" "He only menus, your worship." ex plained Pat's counsel, smiling blandly, that he can prove a lullaby " Answers.