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E CITY DEMOCRAT Volume XXXI Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, March 14, 1919 Number 49" The Missouri Legislature While the Republicans of the Mis souri house of representatives were voting down and endorsement of the League of Nations Republican Toters of Pennsylvania were elect ing a Democratic congressman who was making his race on a League platform. Republicans in the house fought the League of Nations plan but offered no reason for - their action but simply refused to endorse the plan. An endorsement of the plan was strongly urged by Representative Ferris, Cave, Clapper, Norman, Keith and others on the Democrat: ic side. Short talks were made by Representatives Whitaker and Dyott, Republicans. The pleas of Ferris and Cave were strong and forceful but the movement was defeated by a strict party vote. Republicans are feeling keenly the Pennsylvania election which resulted in the election of John .H Wilson. Democrat, by a plurality of 473 over John M. Jamison, Repub lican, in a district which is normal ly between 9.000 and 10,000 repub . lican. A Republican, who died, was elected last November by ' more than 9,000. Wilson ran on a platform strong iy endorsing President Wilson and the League of Nations while the Re publican nominee refused to take a stand but said he would follow the mmimmm asT . Im vannhliMm ' 1am4am. WNIOV WS' vuvuvan SBOTUS The people of the district evidently thought he would follow the lead of Senators Knox. Borah. Lodge, Poin . dexter and others who are fighting the proposal of a world pact for peace on League of Nations plan Reports received are to the effect that the Republican party will be more hopelessly split over the League plan than they were in 1912 and the Pennsylvania election proves it. An amusing incident was shown wound the general assembly" when H. R. Wemsley, a Kansas City Re publican, who is on the clerical force of the house to work for election bills to aid the Republicans in Jack son county, was confronted with the fact that in the First, Second , and Fifth wards of Kansas City, regis tered moremen under the selective . service law than were registered to vote. Wemsley and C. C Madison, Republican county chairman in that county, have been claiming that there were gross election frauds in these wards bee ause of padded reg is t ration books. It is contended by thejr opponents that since persons between the ages of 21 and 45 reg istered for army service exceed the total number of registered voters there is no ground for the allega tions. It has long been known that the reason for the proposed legisla tion was merely for political pur poses and public consumption in an organized effort to try ard in some manner damage the Democratic organization in Jackson county. A measure providing for , partial indemnity for the slaughter of dis eased cattle and seeking to eradi cate tuberculosis from cattle of the state has been introduced in both the House and Senate. The bill pro vides that the indemnity be paid jointly by the State, counties and Federal aid. - State control of commission mer chants is planned by a measure lu troduced by Representative Cave which provides that, con; mission merchants be required to secure licenses to operate from the State Board of Agriculture. It provides that merchants must report to ship pers within forty-eight hours after the goods have been sold. This would prohibit reports of vegetables, fruits, eta, being report ed received in bad condition. The Senate Committee on Elec dons of which Senator Buford is chairman reported favorably the House bill carrying universal suf f rage for women, but with a "rider" attached, declaring the bill 'should not be effective unless ratified by a v ote of the people at the general election.in 1920. This places two suffrage bills on the calendar in the Senate, the other being the McKnight bill ap proved by the State Suffrage League and which has been on third read ing for several weeks All that is required to make the House bill a law is passage in the Senate and ap proval by the Governor who urged passage of a suffrage bill in bid mes sage. If passed in the shape the House bill came from the Senate commit tee it would have to go back to the House for concurrence to th amend m ent or "rider" prepared and at- ta ched by the Senate Committee on Elections.. The Senate has placed the McKnight bill on the calendar after an adverse report by the com mittee- .baJSeaat nwuoifiMlr sdofted the joint resolution cnered by sena tor Bronson of Christian County, providing for a committee of seven to prepare a program for observing the one hundredth anniversary of the admission of Missouri into the Union. This will occur August 10, 1921. The committee is to be com posed of the governor, lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house and two senators and two members of the house The House without a dissenting vote, passed the bill to pension blind persons in Missouri. The measure, which was introduced by Representative Speer of Bollinger County, provides a pension of $180 o year for each blind person who has an annual income of less than $500. The pension will be paid in four installments of $45 each by the State Auditor. April 1st Only Our contract with the Kansas City Star which permits us to offer you tie Democrat and Star, both for $1.00 per year, will expire April 1st. The regular subscription price of the Democrat is $1.00 a year and the Star 50c a year. The special rate of $1.00 for both papers is an offer you have never before receiv ed. Quite a number have taken ad vantage of this rate, but the time is limited and you will have to hurry. Senator R. S. McClintic, of this district, is being favorably mention ed as a candidate for Lieut ''Gov ernor, He has ably represented the people in this district in the senate and would make excellent timber for the lieutenant guberaa tional candidacy. Madison Times. Invitations are being mailed to day for the St Patrick's dance to be given by the Monroe City Dancing Club at Loehr Hall March 17. Music will be furnished by Monroe Orcbresta. , Mrs. James Mudd and daughter, Miss Mildred were Hannibal shop per8 Tuesday, Hard Lines for Germany ' Definite steps to put Germany forever beyond all hope of obtain ing military domniatlon over the world were taken Wednesday by the Supreme War Council, with Premier Clemenceau presiding. Premier Lloyd George present, and Secre tary Lansing and CoL House repre senting the United States. The former great armies of the Kaiser are to be reduced to a mere police force, and other terms, more severe than contemplated before, were provided for the German Gov ernment, which must accept them or take the consequences. In connection with this action it has been agreed that the German plenipotentiaries shall be called to Versailles, possibly as early as March 20, to receive the draft of the preliminary peace treaty, in cluding the military conditions The German plenipotentiaries will then go to Weimar and submit the treaty to the National Assembly, whose views will guide the plenipotenti aries in the formal Peace Conference. An interesting sidelight on im portant proceedings is that Count von Bernstoiff will not be one of the German delegates Positive hints have been conveyed to Ber lin that he would be the worst pos sible selection of all men The American, British and French Peace Commissioners are behind these hints, and no doubt is felt that they will be heeded. ;. At Tuesday's session of. the War Council Marshal Focfc was generally triumphant in having his conditions accepted. Soma impfKlaflt changes were made, however, one bl. which imposes ' more' severe . conditions than even Foch proposed. . It was Premier Lloyd George who offered this He asked that the Ger man Army strength should be fixed at 140,000 men. As a result of liscussion, it was agreed to fix the army strength at 100,000, or less than half the original maximum recommended under the terms laid down by the Allies Germany must raise this force by voluntary enlistment la order to prevent an army of this size being trained every year, it was provided that the eoltstments should be for a period of 12 years. The number of German officers is fixed at 4,000 instead of the 6,000, as originally contemplated. All artillery and other equipment in excess of the requirements of the reduced army must be surrendered, and the Imperial General Staff abol ished. Other military provisions require the destruction of the Rhine forts and the reduction of the munini tions output to the needs of the re duced army. Stoutsville Woman Dead Mrs. J. P. Dooley died at her home ii Stoutsville, Tuesday evening, March 11. 1919, at 3 o'clock after a Several months illness of diabetes. Mrs Dooley underwent an operation for the removal of one of her limbs at her home about a week ago. Mrs Dooley'e maiden name was Jennie Moss and was married to J. P. Doo ley of Stoutsville 39 years ago funeral services were held at Stoutsville, Wednesday morning at 1030. conducted by the Rev. Fr. Fox. Burial was in cemetery at Stoutsville. Besides her husband and mother, Mrs. Martha Moss of this city, she leaves three children, one brother, one sister, and - six grand children. The children are: Mrs. Alva Jordan and Mrs. Ethel Scobee. both of Stoutsville - Mrs Ella Normon of Chicago, 8 sister and a brother. James Moss, of St Patrick. Kentucky. Chess Conner has returned to his home in Stoutsville from France. He has made his home nearly ail his life with Mat Tully at Stoutsville. The Great Debate The United States - no ap proaches a historic decision. The League of Nations project compares in importance only witu the great anti slavery debate that precipitat ed the Civil War, and the action of the United States in 1917 in enter ing the World war. The proposed League is admittedly a departure from the traditional American poli cy. But the action of this country in sending troops to Europe was also in violation of all precedents. The mass of the quiet people in their homes, pouring over their newspapers by their evening lamps, are the final jury and ratifying powers. The League of Nations question should be debated in every village. Speakers for and against the pro ject should be heard. Here in Monroe City let all real ize that this question comes home into daily life. This community can not be happy and prosperous while threatened by the possibility of war. It must give its most serious thought to the question of the best meacs for averting war. Is the proposed League organization the most hopeful bUggestion, or some other frm of association, or no such organization at all? All ele ments of business men's associa tions, ministers, labor unions, wom en's clubs, should discuss it. It is a question to be approached without passion or party spirit. The world has suffered untold miseries from war. It must give its most anxious thought to any proposition advanced as a means of averting a renewal of these horrors Mrs.T P. Middleton returned to her : home in Bucklin. Wednesday after a weeks visit with ber mother, Mrs Mary Rouse. Mrs. Roy Robinson and little daughter, Lucile. of Hunneweli were in this city Tuesday. Announcement! 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