Our Jefferson City Letter.
Jennie C Farrell.
A bill relating to senatorial and
legislative districts, to repeal sec
tion 8147. article 2, chapter 72,
would place Shelby and Monroe in
the 7'h district, Macon in tbe 5th
with Howard mid Randolph and
Adair in the district now represent
ed by Senator Carter of Clark, and
call it the 9th. Tins bill has been
read second time and is in commit
tee on Elections.
That "time has mellowed" them
along certain lines is admitted by a
number of the members when ask
ed about the suffrage amendment.
That we are not ready for the step,
but that it is coming, is evident.
Against the principal of the ques
tion there is no argument, but when
tbe fact is taken into consideration
that there are thousands of women
in the state, negro women and un
desirables, whose votes would be
controlled by the vicious politician,
one can imagine the resulting chaos
in decent Missouri The average
good woman will be a long time ex
ercising her right of franchise and
in te meantime the results would,
be disastrous. President Wilson is
right when he says that each state
must settle that question for user,
ar.d let us hope Missouri will say
"no" to the res .lution until we nre
That the Initiative and Reft-ren-di;m
hnuld he so amended that
questions voted down by the repre
serta'ives of the people in the leg
islature could not be so easily sub
mitted by that route, is another
evident fact. That it was needed
in its present form is acknowledged.
A joint and concurrent resolution
by Senator Mitchel would correct
the weakness of this law. It seeks
to raise the per cent of the legal
voters in the initiative section 57,
article 4, from eight per cent to ten
per cent, changing "two-thirds of
the congressional districts" to three
fourths and changing the referen
dum power from five per cent of
the legal voters to fifteen per cent.
This wouid make it more difficult
for disappointed cliques to force the
people to vote on questions decided
by their representatives and also
save the state thousands of dollars.
A resolution was adopted provid
ing the Senate request the Congress
of the United States to provide na
tional aid for the Mississippi River
Senate bill 356 to strengthen the
pure food law( has been recommend
ed favorably out of the committee.
It provided that all food displayed
for sale be kept protected from flies,
dust and dirt and applies equally to
the storing transportation and man
ufacture of food.
Senator Goodson's automobile mu
tual insurance bill has passed sec
ond reading and gone to engross
Senator McClintic is author of a
bill relating to elections to vote on
Senator Moore is author of "An
act relating to trains running at
night without headlights."
Senator Brogan is author of a bill
to make it unlawful for unregister
ed persons to practice embalming.
Another bill by Senator Brogan pro
vides that only citizens of the Unit
ed States be employed for public
works and to give preference to cit
izens of Missouri.
' Representative Adams of Green
County would legalize boxing exhi
bitions under regulations prescrib
ed by a commission composed of
three men. dividing the State into
three boxing districts and each
commissioner to look after his own
territory; tbe State to exact a li
cense of $100 from each organiza
tion giving boxing exhibitions and
take 5 per cent of the gross gate re
ceipts. Before any club can give
an exhibition it must obtain a char
ter from the State and pay the li
cense fee. Any surplus money
which may be left after the com
missioners have been paid, will go
into the state good roads fund.
Senator Allee is author of a bill.
432, entitled "An act to provide for
the physical inspection of children
attending public schools.
Representative McColltun has in
troduced a bill to raise the salaries
of guards at the penitentiary from
S85 to $100
Senator McClintic's quail bill
went to engrossment Wednesday.
This bill provides that the open sea
son for bunting quail shall be from
November 15 to December 15. Sen
ator Goodson amended bill to make
open season for doves beginning
August 1 instead as September 1.
as is now the law.
The committee before which the
compensation bills of Senators Good
son and McClintic are before, will
have final hearing on those bills
M. U. Nan Say Death Rate Is
"There is no law of mortality.
The health and leath rate of every
community.depends entirely upon
anitary conditions in that commu
nity. ,nen a community has un
excess of typhoid lever, or any otti
er contagious disease, it is because
the people are too niggardly to
take measures of prevention "
This statement was madeiby Dr.
M. P. Ravenel, Professor cf Pre
ventive Medicine at the University
f Missouri, at the opening Convo
cation of the Second Semester at
Doctor Ravenel said that there
were 1,000.000 deaths in the Unit
ed States every year. 400,000 of
them being due to lealth negligence.
"Every day," he declared, "there
are 1100 people sacrificed in this
country through carelessness."
The speaker said that the State
Boards of Health were inadequately
supported and that they were over
loaded with work that belonged to
other officers. He pointed to the
results achieved during the con
struction of the Panama Canal as
an example of what could be done
in the United States. Doctor. Rav
enel stated that the death rate at
the Panama Canal at present was
lower than the death rate of any
city in this country.
"Much of the insanity and crime
in this country," he said, "is due to
diseased bodies or minds. We
spend millions of dollars for the
care of these people, yet do nothing
to get at the root of the thing.
Doctor Ravenel said that the
death rate in the German army,
due to typhoid fever was but one
man in every 300,000. He said
that this was due to the fact that
vaccination there was compulsory.
Because of the adoption of Compul
sory Vaccination laws in the Unit
ed States Army, there were but four
cases among the 90,000 men in
"Pi Feeding Clubs For the
After all, there's a right and
wrong way to do everything, even
to the feeding of pigs. And now
comes the agricultural extension
division of the University of Mis
souri organizing "pig feeding" clubs
for the boys and girls of Missouri.
"The purpose of these 'pig feed
ing' clubs," said A. J. Meyer, secre
tary of the agricultural extension
work, is to teach the club members
how to feed pigs economically to
make the most gains at the lowest
cost possible. This involves not
only right (methods of feeding, but
right management, ' so as to keep
the pigs healthy. It takes healthy
pigs to make cheap gains."
Prizes will be offered for those
M Friday and Saturday
FEBRUARY AND MARCH
THERE arc times when every first-class
store offers EXCEPTIONAL OP
PORTUNITIES to women in the matter
of wearing apparel, either in the fabric or
the ready made article.
THAT TIME is NOW at this store
Every day we are disposing of goods
which must be closed out before we take up
the details of buying our spring stock, and
every article presents a timely opportunity
to the women of this community.
We ask you to come now, for the soon
er you are the greater will be YOUR op
poitunity. So Remember the Sale every Friday and Saturday
during February and March at Hagan Dry Goods Store
The Hagan Dry Goods Co.
club members who show that the
pigs which they have been feeding
have made the most gain
Boys and girls who desire to en
ter clubs should obtain at least six
members from one school district.
If this is impossible, two or three
districts may combine. Wherever
possible the boys' and girls' clubs
are tied up as closely as possible to
the county schools. Any person
interested in the organization of
these clubs may obtain a circular
giving complete information, if he
will write to the Agricultural Ex
tension services of the College of
There are now 3423 boys and
8irls enrolled in the different clubs.
There are 288 clubs. Up to Jan
uary 1 there were 78 corn clubs,
with a membership of 1134: 45 to
mato clubs, with 508 members;
102 sewing clubs, with 1072 mem
bers; 50 stock judging, with 561
members; and 13 poultry clubs with
148 members Since January 1
there have been 17 clubs organized
with a membership of 188.
Why did June run away?
Miss Lucile Crandall accompanied
Miss Maude Scott to her home in
Anabel Saturday. They returned
"Old Bill Gettum" the city po
liceman, Feb. 19.
Robey & Robinson Lumber Co.
have moved into their new office.
It is modern in every respect and is
a credit to any business in town.
They have reason to, be proud of
their new quarters.
The Gem, Thursday Feb. 11, Mat
inee and night, Bruce McRae in the
famous political romance, 'The Ring
and the Man." 5 reels. 10 and 15c.
Mrs, A. G. Rathburn and son, Gil
bert spent part of the week in Shel
bina with her sister, Mrs. Ella
Card of Thanks. I
I .vish to thank my many friends
for their kind assistance and sym-i
pathy during the iliness of my dear
Mrs. N. Osbourn.
t Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Cort, of Pal
1 myra arrived Friday to take birth
day dinner with the latters sister,
! Mrs. Fannie Fielder. They remain
I ed until Monday
Don't fail to see the ''Spooky
; Organ Feb. 19.
j Miss Tilda Lund berg, of Hannibal
' spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs.
J Hillery Hardesty.
I The Gem, Thursday Feb. 11, Mat
inee and night, Bruce MCKae in tne
famous political romance, "The Ring
and the Man." 5 reels, 10 and 15c.
J. T. Brower, of Warren spent
Sunday with his niece, Mrs. Hollo
way. He left Monday for Palmyra
where he attended court
"Billy Base" the funny man at
the Opera House Feb. 19,
Little Reta Rose Norton, of Pal
myra visited here the last of the
week. Her aunt, Mrs. Lee Pierceall
accompanied her home Friday, re
turning that evening.
Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Goodier de
parted Monday for a visit at San
Antonio and other points in the
Lone Star State.
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church will give a missionary tea ct
the home of Mrs. W. D. Barnes on
Mrs. James McClintic and daugh
ter. Miss Carolyn, left Tuesday for
their home in Selkirk, Kansas after
spending several weeks with rela
Why did June run away?
Miss Leona'Settles, of Jonesboro,
Ark., spent the week with relatives
here. She leaves today for Chicago
and New York where she will buv
millinery for the coming season. v
kT C CI m . .
. onearman ana son, Aaam
returned Friday from Cincinnati
where the latter recently under
went a severe surgical operation.
He is getting along nicely. His
friends hope he may soon fully
'The Choirmaster" at the Op
era House, Feb. 19.
Miss Lydia Ferry, of Elsberry re
turned home Saturday after spend
ing ten days with Miss Mae McAllister.
I have a car of extra good Chestnut hard
Coal on track today. Would like to have
your orders. . ,
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