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THE DRYS VICTORS AGAIN.
State-Wide Prohibition Constitu tional Amendment Ordered to Engrossment. By a vote of 8( to -15. the state-wide prohibition constitutional amendment was ordered engrossed Friday last in the lower House of our legislature AH the tax-rider amendments were defeated by substantial majorities One amendment was adopted, which will prevent prohibition, if it is made -a law. from becoming effective until .January 1. 1913. The Oliver Jim Crow bill has been referred to the railroad committee, but not until an amendment was anade to include the St. Louis and Kansas City street cars. Tke bill does not call for separate cars for the negroes, but for reserved parts in the regular cars for their accommodation. The first good roads measure to come before the House for considera lion, was Saturdaj last'ordered en grossed and printed. It is a joint and concurrent resolution, which pro poses to submit to the people the question of levjing a state tax of five cents on the $100, to be set apart and apportioned to the several counties as a permanent road fund. The Senate last week passed bills to submit two constitutional amend ments. One provides for a bond issue of 8(5,000,000 to build a new capital The other provides that aliens shall not be permitted to vote until they -obtain their tinal naturalization papers. Thev vote now after obtain ing their first papers. The House on Saturday last en .grossed a bill empowering the state board of railroad commissioners to fx passenger rates in Missouri, but such rates are not to exceed the max imum rates fixedfbylaw. Thursday last, the House passed the Hawkins local option bill, by a vote of 79 to 41. The enactment of this law, if it passes the Senate, will mean the closing of saloons in more than 100 small towns and cities in the state. The two bills to tax whiskej, pre pared -and introduced by Senators Dowell and Buford, have been killed by the committee on ways and means. Senator "Wilson's anti-gun-toting bill, to absolutely wipe out all de fense for carrying deadly weapons, having passed the Senate, has been favorably reported by the House committee to which it had been re ferred. The house has engrossed a bill which prohibits school boards from employing teachers who are in the immediate family of any member of -the board. It is charged that mem bers of school boards in rural districts often employ their sons or daughters. The bill is aimed to stop that prac tice. In an extended message to the leg islature Wednesday last Governor H a d 1 e y reminded the la w-" .makers that both political parties have departed from their promises to "the people on the question of liquor laws. He calls on them to return to what they promised the people city district local option, strengthened laws relating to the enforcement of prohibition where it is ordered by lo cal option elections and strict en--forcement of the Sunday closing law. He reminds them that they did not tell the people.they would spend their time playing politics over prohibition amendments. It has been discovered that only 12 names to a petition are necessary for the submission of any proposed amendment to the state constitution, under the initiative theory adopted at the last state election. This dis covery is based on the wording of the clause establishing the initiative in 3Iissouri. The wording of the amend ment adoted is that a petition of '"not more than 8 per cent of the legal vo ters in each of at least two-thirds of the congressional districts of the state shall be required to propose any measure by such petition." It is held by capable lawyers that but one signer from each of two-thirds of the -KJ congressional districts of the state can compel the submission of any proposed amendment to the constitu tion. By a vote of 55 to 20 the house on .Monday of this week, killed the bill which provided that no ballot for United States should be counted un less the voter also cast his ballot for the nominee of his party lor the legislature. Mrs. George Stephenson was in St. Joseph last Tuesday and "Wednes day. John Foley, of Forest City, is very sick witli pneumonia. We hope to soon hear of his recover'. Sherman Hibbard is home for brief vacation from the Nebraska State University, at Lincoln. Mrs. Anna Lewis, of Sardorus Ills., was here in attendance at the funeral of her sister, Mrs. John Pol ley. Miss Kate Greene has closed successful term of school at Hogrefe near Corning, and has returned home for the vacation. Bring your cream to Moore & Kreek, the Grocers. Highest price paid Saturdav. The new cream sta tion at Moore & Kreek's. Miss Fanny Meyer, and her friend Miss Gallowav. and Mrs. T. C. Taylor attended the branch quarterly mis sionarv meeting, held at Cameron this week. Place your orders early for Roses and all kinds o Plants for the Cemetery. E. S. THATCHER, Ag't. The Chrvsanthemum Society will meet at the home of Mrs. Mina Curry on Saturday, April li. at 3 p. m The business of the meeting will be to make arrangements for cleaning the cemetery. Little Helen, the daughter of D B. Kunkel and wife, had her left leg badly sprained, Sunday morning, as the result of a fall, and Dr. Printy savs it will be some time before she can run around again. From government surveys it has been found that the present lengtl of Missouri river from its mouth to Fort Benton, Montana, is 2.283 miles The distance in 1878 according to the same source, was 3,112 miles, a de crease m the distance ol tS2) miles m the past thirty years. A new lot of Hair Goods Just in now at MBS. E. A. XETHERLAND. New Point. - Grandma Kunkel is now some better. -Art Callow's baby is now some better. Jesse Cain had a runaway, last Sunday, and as a result he has a badly wrecked buggy. Mrs. J. W. King, of the Lincoln -district, gave a most enjoyable recep tion, Easter, to her Sunday school class of voung ladies. Xeho. County Engineer Morris has de cided to make a test of the wisdom of putting in use thecurrugated steel culverts, and will put in the first one on the road crossing the railroad just south of the railroad about half mile. It will be 04 feet long and have a diameter of 24 inches. Misses Edna Meadows and Ivan Hunter, of Maitland, were guests of Miss Hallie Gelvin. a few days the past week; they are charming young ladies and are making friends among the popular young people during their visits here. Miss Hallie enter tained for them Saturdav evening at 42." The countv court on Wednesdav of this week, adjudged Wylie T Pierce to be insane, and made their order for committment in the St. Jo seph institution, where he was taken the following day by Seib Carson superintendent of the poor farm. He is 77 years of age and comes from Craig. NOTICE. Having sold my meat market, it is necessary that all indebted to me will please call and settle, at once. G. E. GELVIX. Our road overseers should try to arrange matters so thev can attend the meeting of the State Highway Association, which meets at the court house in St. Joseph, on Wednes day, April 2Sth. State Highway En gineer Hill, County Engineer Morris and others from various parts of the state will be there. Several farm dwellings unroofed, barns blown down and live stock killed, is the record of a severe wind storm which visited the vicinity of Burlington Junction, Xodaway coun ty. Sunday night last, 11th instant. It passed on to Hopkins where many residences were damaged: fortunately no lives were lost. Private Sale. 1 will be at my house Monday, luesdav and Wednesdav of next week, and will offer the following, at private saie: i ivase mirner, l air tight, wood Stove, 25 or 30 yards of Matting, kitchen Linoleum, 1 Xew Process Gasoline Stove, and other articles too numerous to mention. Mks. Chas. A. Zachman. William O'Neill, of Pittsburg, IPenna., is working with Robert Hatch, the east side barber. These two will make a strong team. When such citizens as George Murray leaves a communitv. that community is the loser in every rela tion of life. His life from young manhood has been spent among us, and that manhood has been clean in his every day life, and always has been able to look his neighbors and fellow citizens squarely in the face. His departure Saturday last for Och iltree, Texas, with his family, where he expcts to cast his lot, will be a gain to that community that they will appreciate as time comes and goes. We trust that in his going from one of the best counties and states on earth, his highest expecta tations may be fully realized. Burson Fashioned Stockings No stocking can be made with truer lines and shape, and yet there is not a seam in them from toe to top. As perfectly fashioned as the best foreign goods. But WITHOUT the Seams You do not pay for the work of sewing up those seams that hurt, as there are no seams in the Burson. Knit in perfect shape. They keep the shape from machine to rag bag. Best in QUALITY COMFORT PRICE, For Sale By C. W. KING, OREGON, MISSOURI. i BUGGIES KEYS BROS., S4YERS f SC0VILL, tfOOH BROS. 3PRIZE WINNERS3 Style, Quality, Finish; Direct From the Factory. The up-to-date line-such as Twin Auto Seats, Re movable Tops, Double and Single Reach Gears, Roller Bearing Axle-Bike Gears, in fact by buying direct from factory can sell you just the kind of job you want at prices that will sure GET YOUR BUSINESS. WE MEET ANY COMPETITION. . Second Hand Buggies Always On Hand. FRANK FOSTER, OREGON, MISSOURI s jdst i s s 8 S MOMENT 8 S 8 8 8 8 If you would want a farm what kind would it be? A good one of course. If you would buy a team what kind would it be? The best you could get. If you would buy a wagon what kind wculd it be? The best. If you would buy a plow or a cultivator what kind would it be? The best. Don't you think the same thing to follow in the purchase of a Shoe would be best? Then buy that BARKER BROWN WORK SHOE AT 8 8 KOOCK'S, 8 8 8 IN Mrs. Ed Fitzniaurice, who has been very low from blood poisoning, is now much better. Will Ilanna and Ed Gibson left Thursday of this week for Emmett, Idaho, to look after their real estate interests there. Tames R. Brown and Alf went over-land to St. Joseph, Thurs day morning. They took with them several horses for the market. Elder Dawson returned. Wednes i (lav irom KentucKv. where he was called by the death of a sister. We are under obligations to Har ry Hasness for some tine ducks that he sent us, this week. The gentleman to whom I loaned Quick i my "Sherwood's Commentaries Upon the Laws of Missouri," will please re turn the same at once and oblige me very much. H. T. Alkike. The School Election. Out of a total of 75 school districts in Holt county, up to Wednesday of this week, 15 days after the election, but 54 of the districts have certified their election returns to the county clerk, notwithstanding the law ex pressly commands that the returns shall be certified within five days. Such carelessness on the part of those who assume the duties as judges and clerks is inexcussable and it is a pity that the law does not make it pun ishable with a tine commensurate with the offense. The interest shown by the people in the greater number of the districts can best be measured by stating that about one out of every four voters in the county went to the polls at this school election, there being but 977 votes cast lor countv school commis sioner, out of a total of 3,900 votes. That the election for county school commissioner, an officer who lias charge of the educational interests of the coontv, and whose office carries with it a salary about equal to that of the county clerk, should be t reated with such indifference is a disgrace to our people, and should not be allowed to occur again. Had the election been held to choose a county veterinarian to look after the condition of our horses, mulesand cows, the woods would have been afire with interest, and every school dis trict canvassed but then, you know: the annual school election is only to select directors, who are to look after the educational interests of our chil dren, and our neighbor's children. AVhy take an interest in such trifling matters? Let's Clean Up. We notice what we consider to be a serious nuisance, all along in the busi ness section of town, that is the habit the merchants have of throwing out wrapping paper, which on these windy days, makes it a very serious thing for the owners of scary horses: in fact there are very few horses that will not scare at a flopping, jumping piece of paper. It is by far worse than an automobile. Now what does Ore gon purpose to do in the great spring clean up? Do the merchants purpose to continue the practice of leaving their back yards full of barrels, boxes, and everything else in that line'? It might improve trade to show that you respect people by having your premises cleaned of all these unneces saries. The city council, if they were asked, might be willing to furnish a team and hands to haul off trash if the business men will get together and decide on a clean up day. P. E. 0. Program. April 10. 1909, Mrs. VanBuskirk. hostess. Lesson Review, chapters 7 and 8, Miss Dungan leader. Music, Mrs. Proud. Paper, Great names of the Golden Age and about them, Miss Weity. Magazine Review, Mrs. VanBuskirk Couldn't Help ' the Senator. Every, once in a while a lot of stories'are told around about things that happened in past Missouri legis latures, and here are a couple. A bill was once up concerning banks, and the author of the measure a member of the senate, was desirous of having trust companies included. So he went to a certain lawmaker and urged him to assist in having them included. "Senator," replied the man spoken to, "I'd like mighty well to. help you on that proposition. I'd like mighty well to do it. But do you know, if I voted for any trust under the sun down here in this legislature, my peo ple would mob me when I got back home?" Another time, a bucketshop meas ure was pending before the legisla ture. It was proposed to drive these concerns from the state, and the pro posed law was a drastic one. One of the members got terribly worked up about it. "Gentlemen," he declared; "gentlemen, down at our town we've got a bucket factor and if you pass that law, why it will ab solutely stop the bucket making busi ness in South Missouri " Rural Graduating Exercises. The Rural Graduating Exercises for Holt county will be held in Mound Oity. April 24, at 2 p. m. All the rural graduates are expected to be present to receive their High school entrance certificates. A pro gram has been prepared. The music will be furnished by the Burnham Family, of Mound City. Several of the graduates will take part: an ad dress will be given by Hon. Eobt. Minton. The address to the gradu--ates will be given b Dr. J. Moore. The general admission will be free, but reserved seats may be obtained at 10c. This is the second exercise for Holt county. Everybody come. Geo. W. Reavis, Co. Com. April 23, 1M)9, Mrs. O'Fallon. hostess Lesson Review, chapters 9 and 10, Mrs. Franky Hinde. Music, Grace Montgomery. Paper, "Great names in Ancient Greece and about them," Mav Zachman. Magazine Review, Mrs. O'Fallon. The Drys Win, The House of Representatives of the Missouri Legislature on Wednes dav of this week, bv a vote of 8(5 to 51, passeu the joint ana concurrent reso- tion submitting to the qualified vo ters of the state constitutional amendment for state wide prohibit ion. It now is up to the senate, and it is our opinion it will also pass that body. If adopted by the people, it will not take effect until January 1st. 1913. George Harmon, formerly of this county, an old bachelor about (6 years of age, was married at Wichita, Kas., on the 13th instant to Miss Grace Dawson, a cornel young miss of 22 summers, a dispatch to the it. Jo seph News-Press announcing this mar riage states that Mr. Harmon had known his bride since babyhood, and being quite wealthy declared he mar ried her to legalize the disposal of his wealth, as he wants her to get it without possible tangle or technical ity intervening. -Captain Matt Saville. of the 27th Infantry, and wife are back again in their old home county, visiting rel atives in and around Mound City. He has for some time been stationed at Havana, Cuba, and his regiment is the last to leave that island. lie will report for duty in a short time at ort Sheridan, Illinois. and his moth er, wno is now quite leeoie, win go with him to his new post of duty. There are quite a few of your former school chums down this way that would be glad to see you, Captain. Miss Kate Greene was here, this week, looking after business. She left on Thursday for Kansas City, where she will visit acouple of weeks. then go to visit her mother and other relatives in Green Bay, Wise., and re turn here in time to take up her fall term of school. Contractor Morris and family have removed to Oklahoma, where he has engaged in railroad work. Mrs. Henrietta Luckhardt, of St. Joseph, is here visiting her daughter, Mrs. Flora Bucher, and other rel atives. George Stephenson went to Fair fax last Friday to attend the funeral of his uncle, John Sley, which took place Saturdaj morning. Mrs. E. A Cooper, far advanced in years, died at her home in lorest City, Saturday last, April 10th, 1909, and was buried Monday, in the For est City cemetery. Postmaster Phil Thompson, C. W. Annibal, of Craig, Dr. Wj'maiK Dr. Williams, of Maitland, and Will McRoberts, of Mound City, are here attending the Masonic lodge of in struction. It wasn't any Easterhat; it was a sweet girl baby that shared the honors of Easter Sunday at the Riley Huiatt home, and they say they are grateful to Dr. Proud for his visit to them on that day. "The stuff is off," said Agent Birmingham of the Burlington, at Forest City, Saturday. "So new rates will go into effect today, having received notice to continue to sell tickets at the old rates until further notice." As matters now; stand, no change in rates will be made until further developements in the injunc tion case, no desire on the part of the roads to defy the court's temporary orders being evinced. Easter Sunday was a very bad day for the display of Easter milli nery. April seems to have taken the bulge on March's prerogative and all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday was doing the "lion" act in great shape, the lamb being relegated to the rear by a steady incessant 40 mile gale all of these days, and 1.09 inchesof rainfall on the record for Monday. The dusty condition of the roads and streets made travel exceedingly disagreeable. Mrs. W. M. Hinde left last Satur day for Oregon where she has been visiting her parents and other rela tives and friends. Mr. Hinde was here to wind up some business affairs and left Friday to join his wife and they will at once go to Kansas City. He will enter a large hardwarse house there and fully master the stock, prices, etc.. and then probably travel for such establishment. The friends or this young couple here wish them prosperity wherever their lot may be cast. Fairfax Forum. A brother newspaper man claims that human beings will work hardest to secure a luxury. To prove it, he tells of a farmer hauling hay and corn to town over roads almost im passable, at the same time declaring that the roads were good enough to suit him. Ihat was when he was paying for his farm. Now the same farmer owns an automobile and he is kicking like a bay steer because the roads are rotten. When all of us own automobiles perhaps we will spend the long summer evenings and moon light nights working on the roads, that we may get out on Sundays and break the speed limit.