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MONROE WINS DEBATE
The Decision of the Judges Was Unanimous Debaters Did Themselves Proud. The fiyst of this year's match de bates of the Hannibal High School Debating Club with an out-of-town club occurred in the assembly hall last evening. The room had been gaily decorat ed in High school and class colors class pennants and banners, and the pupils seated in class groups wore their class colors. Before the opening of the meet ing class yells were freely indulged in to the greU enjoyment of the classes aul amusement of the audi tors. The Monroe delegation were as enthusiastic in their yelling as the Hannibal young people in theirs and several mutual "All Rights" for each other were cordially given by visitors and hosts. Without ostentation, calmly, sen sibly and confidently both teams took their places on the stage, the Hannibal boys at the table deco rated for them at the right, the Monroe boys at the left, where one of their banners had been placed against the wall. Mr. Berryman Henwood ably acted as chairman, announcing the subject and pre senting the speakers in their turn. John Jeffries, of Hannibal, first on the affirmative side, opened the debate in a strong, well-prepared, -well-delivered argument, naming the Jong list of prominent American women who are earnestly advocat ing and laboring for the right of qual suffrage, and the grounds they take, and the reason they advance. Raymond Lewis, first of the nega tives, was heartily cheered by the Monroe delegation in such way as to inspire him with confidence. Ar guing that woman suffrage is not the remedy for existing evils and conditions, that woman's education and intelligence have full scope in the home, and that by no means the majority of capable women would vote had they the opnortuni ty, he asked, "Have the women of the country so neglected the train ing of their sons that men are not to be trusted alone with the ballot?" Conditions in Massachusetts and other places where women had been indifferent to the suffrage privilege were cited. He believed that so ciety has taken up the matter as a pastime. August Scheineman, Hannibal's second affirmative in disproving that women do not need to vote and have no right to vote, stated how the different modern condi tions under which we live have en larged woman's sphere, and how in her legitimate right to protect her home she needs the ballot, and cit ed, many instances in which she needs to vote for better factory laws and conditions, for child pro tection and assistance-and claim ed that the fourteenth amendment gives her the right to vote. Harry Berry, second of Monroe's negatives, stated the reason why this question is discussed at all to day is because of the unrest of the modern woman. With colleges, universities and all avenues of ac tivity open to women there is noth ing from which to emancipate them They are now on a level with men. As to their paying taxes when they have no right to vote, so also do many men who reside in one state while owning property in another; so also do corporations, Why change to woman suffrage? In states where it is now in force, it has not purified politics, nor materi ally bettered existing conditions. Human nature being the same in 'man and woman under the same environments, women, at present imoral, placed, in situations similar Of Moving ur M YOU CAN WRITE PHOTO PLAYS AND EARN $25. OR MORE WEEKLY We Will Show You How! If you have ideas if you can THINK we will show you the secrets of this fascinating new profession. Positively no experience or literary excellence necessary. No "flowery language" is wanted. The demand for photoplays is practically unlimited. The big film manufacturers are "moving heaven and earth" in their attempts to get enough good plots to sup ply the ever increasing demand. They are offering $100 and more, for single scenarios, or written ideas. 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Don't argue. Write NOW and learn just what this new profession may mean for you and your future NATIONAL AUTHORS' INSTITUTE 1543 Broadway New York City to men's, would become equally im moral, wishing to secure political position, or afraid of losing it It is not yet sufficiently successful to justify itself. To the 3,000,000 il literate women must be added the large number of base and immoral ones who would vote. Among the educated women would be as many indifferent voters as are now among the men. It would be better to ed ucate the illiterate voters than to add to her number. Quality is bet ter than quantity. The measures the English suffra gettes employ are to be deplored. They seem insane on the subject. Lathrop Morris, third of Hanni bal's affirmatives, stated proofs to show that woman suffrage has been a success in the states where it is in force, that laws have been pass ed that favor employed women, benefit children and improve con ditions under which they live and labor. He also showed that the character of the nominations has been changed that only the clean est and best of the communities are candidates for Office. Russell Wilson, Monroe's third negative, made a sweeping denial of all of the affirmative arguments. He defended present conditions, failed to see that the affirmative had giv en any good reasons for a change declared that better laws, better schools and ameliorations of social conditions and decrease of property have not resulted in woman's suf frage states. Raymond Lewis, in a five-minute negative rebuttal, protested that woman's suffrage would endanger the home and that it is socially, politically, economically wrong, not the right of woman, and contrary to God's plan of creation. The affimative, he maintained, had fail ed to establish and prove their position, August Scheineman, in a seven minute affirmative rebuttal, stated that 150 laws for the betterment of women are the result of woman's suffrage, that the educated women do want to vote, and to have better protection by law. and that the question is not "Shall the illiterate have a right to vote, but shall wom en have a right to vote." Mr. Henwood, in conclusion, com mended the boys for having given such an insrtuctive and interesting debate, and hoped that another might soon follow. He then an nounced the decision of the judges, President Jerre T. Muir. of La Grange college; O. G. Sanford, super intendent of schools, Palmyra; P. P. Calloway, principal of Paris High school. It was unanimously in favor of the negative. Both clubs had ably and earnest ly done their part, and there was a general feeling of satisfaction with the efforts the boys had made. Hannibal Journal. Hard Times and Advertising. Hard times! A prominent adver tiser who spends a fortune every year in publicity has established a significant rule. Whenever he no tices a slowing up of business, he increases his advertising. This is his reason: "When business is booming it is unnecessary to fight for it it comes of itself; but when business is slow I insist on having my share of it, and the easiest way to get it is by calling attention to the value of my goods. I do not wait for hard times. I scent them in the distance and before any body else gets busy I make my contracts for advertising on a big scale and get my orders in before my com petitors know what I am doing." The logic and common sense of the attitude of this gentleman account in large part for the remarkable success he has achieved. Fiom Leslie's. Would Bar Women Convicts. Chicago, III., Feb. 1.- A commit tee of women, headed by Mrs. Minona S. Jones, has started a movement to bring aDout the pass age of a bill in Illinois which will prevent the sending of women to prison, no matter for what crime they are convicted. The criminals of the city and State, if the bill passes, will be car ed for in a reformatory where they will be permitted to work and live under conditions as natural as pos sible. Such an institution is now oper ated in Massachusetts, say the backers of the movement. Killed by Wabash Traiu. Thomas James, of Holliday, was run over by the 5:15 Wabash pas sengrer train about one and a half , miles east of Madison about 6 o'clock j Tuesday evening and instantly kill ed, his body being horribly mangled j having been literally ground to frag i merits. His heart was found in one ! place, hands, arms and legs being severed from the body and scatter- ed along the track. Mr. James had j gotten on a Katy train at Moberly under the influence of liquor and, J we are told, was beating his way home, but was put off the train at Madison. He then started to walk j to Holliday and had gotten about a I mile and a half east of Madison when he was hit by the Wabash, j which was 30 minutes late, and cut ' to pieces. Mr. James lived at Hol liday, where his sudden death cre ated much sympathy. His death is only one more unfortunate whose death can be laid to being a good fellow and drinking too much. An other argument for the diys. Paris Appeal. Hints for the Housekeeper. Lacquered brass can be cleaned by washing in hot water, and a little soap may be added if necessary. Chocolate made before the quests arrived, and put in the tireless cook er, was piping hot two hours later, when it was served. Every kitchen should have strips of carpet placed on the flour. Rag rugs are the very best to buy, as these wash well and last for years. Olives, stoned and chopped and mixed with fresh butter or heavy cream, and cream cheese, make one of the most delicious of sandwich fillings. If a pair of shoes has become stiffened with walking in the wet they should first be washed with warm water and then have oil well rubbed into them. A simple and excellent way to remove dirty marks from a raincoat is to cut a raw potato in slices and rub it well on the marks. It will also remove mud stains from dress skirts, children's coats and men's trousers. If a handful of common salt be added on the washing day in the rinsing water it will keep clothes from freezing until quite dry.