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THE ST. JOSEPH OBSERVER, SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1919 THE ST. JOSEPH OBSERVER r a n k i it r. i a ti Keillor nnJ Publisher. I eii hd.mond STKEI'T TELHPIIONfc MAIN Business or KUtioruil I1l TI'ltMS OF SlH-srnlPTlON fir Year l- Ai'vi rttstng Rates on Application. Address All Communications to T11IJ onsuitvnit Sit l.fmunO St. St. Joseph, Ho. low are the ones In which criticism mul complaint must bu curtnlled and postponed for there In yet many sol diers who must jet be brought home, mid there nre many other huge ex penditures to be paid for. Tho neces sities of tho government demand tho loyal co-oper.Ulon ot every worthy citizen, regardless of his party, re gardless of hit creed, or calling, or race There will bo time enough to nuarrel afterward, time enouch to Chi i man H. A. King of this city Is j b,al!kwash tho admlnIsUullon for all now liu. I at work with hie assistants Uldt ,t ,ma lUmCj lm() CIIOUBh to olay I,miiiir all In readiness for the vieek or pnl St a week that means much Entetod at the Joseph, Missouri, Mall Matter. Pontotflce In fit. on Secct.u Class iiixp voi'it roi'XTiiv s. ds. and flnJs fault, and criticises, says that ''If Mr. Root's suggestions vvu Uses Ills own purse and incites wero adopted I tnisiu on tempted to oilier men to close theirs! vote for tho league." Tho Hoot And a week from next Monday Inmendments do not differ much in on April 21 la the day when we principle fiom the Taft amendments; mast all take hold when each and yet Senator Horah recently accused i'ei one or us must be at our posts Mr. Tuft of trying to make the Unit- when I'Vory one of us who Is a true ed States a vassal ot Oreat Britain patriot will be on hand and ready for and of aiding "George V. to recover the work for the three weeks to fol-1 what Oeotgu lit. had Inst." Before to every citizen of St. Joseph lluchanan county the week the Victory Loan drivo will to vou and "I IVWI'I I Mart Now o want to talk about this foi it means much to you much to a I or us much to the world. We vim i i ask you Home questions. Do I. now what It is, why it is, all that it signifies, what Is requited to pji ii across? ti is a loan of VOIR MONK)", at gmd pill-rest and on gilt-edged o co'ii), i i payable in Juat a few years, t" .-n.ii.le the government, YOUR gov- e n i ' To pi a ' n t1 b si i.f u Hi t- . di; 1 e n ti v II J .r ,1 Tli- I 1 -l Ml VI ll I I 0 ' . , I. 1 .led it ' i .i - i e I Va- i 1 i f o ti i V II I. . , !. i ti ll is ti -.1 i! 1 I 1 i -to do what? for having won the war, by polities. Stand by tho government! Stand by the Victory Loan! Save the cred it of thu one by puttiii;; tho other act oss and then, when It is done, resume jour fault-finding If you must. WIl.-O.V OK lillXIM': WHICH? When the great war had entered Into its last phase. It became a con flict between tho political principles represented by President Wilson and the political principles represented by thu kaiser and President Wilson principles triumphed. The Issue of peace at tho present time has become the question as to which set of principles Wilson's or ii-an effort and nn amazing 'Leuine's will control. Will the i f speed, u year ahead of tlmu! .president's principles again triumph. it that tremendous effort, duzying, seemingly impossible t only would tho winning of r ii have been delayed at least a might never have been won! i oic armies of gallant Trance, at every pore, staggering vhaustlon, were being pushed or will tho victory, if It is won, coma too late to k.ivo Europe from tho un restrained forces of bnlshevlsm? The Wilson principles wero eager ly accepted by Uie great majority of European peoples, not because they were defined by the president of tho United States, but becauso they gave I., always back; they were epiesslou to tho alms and objects of lnt of being broken, on tho nil embattled democracy. The issues .i iliBnstrous defeat, when the Mates bhowed up with two i of trained troops, superbly in I equipped, months In nd- iii what had .seemed possible?, i irac at tho critical moment, was turned, tho war was won i few weeks, victory was 1 from the Jaws of defeat. hi thousands of lives, yes hun- i.f thousands, wero saved by il but mlriculous feat. It Is too much to say that liberty the world was saved by It. vi . ' 'i. i the least question or cavil (, , at which this was aecom- into admitted was .1 terrible i -i iggerlng price, but we should I eveiy one of us thank the i 1 i 'her above that this govern- Aashiiigtun hud the wisdom that no price was too great r early victory, Tor assured I'ld the courage to act on it. . Hie only way to win. It was j way to save the noblest i which men wero over sent death. irms, munitions, provisions, - railroads and docks in ill had to bo provided lu i and a volume that wen . ited, and It had to be done . that took no account of cost 'i i lie work could be rushed to i 'i m a few months, a few i Tiler. in i On re are men now going about i i ne about extravagance and i i i hat si est undertaking. Of there was waste but that e .used by haste saved tho day, ' ' man who now goes about . i ti i.rman Kuip wants to raise pni of the loans that we must pay for that priceless achieve i, i ud moans and groans and j- ind criticises because of all and in Poland. . because the cost was "too rarily defeated i s a. mighty poor citizen and a i hi ' p ior patriot His folly Is as i, at is If he proposed to blow up a i u n.ultsh the sun because of the h ' ,i il.at are an It. i i I'niey had not been poured out 1 iv i ior in the dark days of crisis t i u icatened to become (lays of ii ipan and defeat, we would be 1 -jiiiiH uut blood like water today! i' m mey had not been poured out J.-.o water then, the boys who are coming homo sound and well on ev ery available transport now, would be leaving their bodies to fertilize the fields of Franco and of a France overrun and held by the German In vaders And now will you say that the cost was too high the price too great? I 'Will you say that we should have I held back and delayed our dollars and l weigh and estimate and save when ' upeed wae the one essential and lose of tho war, as he expressed Hum. wero democratic issues; tho ti-rms of peaco wero democratic terms. Over wise nnd over-sophisticated pet sons who could not le.illzo that tho old regime had been shot to shreds often pretended that they could not under stand the meaning of the president's principles, but tho ordinary man had no buch difficulty. They were plain enough to him. When tho Paris piyico conference met, theru was overwhelming popu lar support for the Wilson terms. While tho conference has been lu seesion this eupport has been weak ening, not because tho terms weto loo democratic, but because of tho growing belief of rndlcals that there was little disposition on the part of tho government represented to carry these terms Into effect. While diplo macy has been playing tho ancient game of Imperialism nnd reaction. bolshevUm has twept steadily for ward. It Is stronger in Europe than ever before, and It gains lu power with over)' new measure of obstruc tion in the Paris conference. Tho vital question now is not whether Kpropo is to be autocratic or democratic but whether It is to e democratic or bolshevlst. Iiolshev lsm, after all, U merely a new form of autocracy In which the prolotirlat Is substituted for tho aiistocracy that has t'Oii.i undor. It Is class govern ment In a different form and In a btlll more Insidious form. It is already certain from tho march of events that thero will be a league of nations. If It Is not Wil son's Icacue it will bo Lenlne's league. Lenlne's league Is making rapid pro gress. It already Includes Russia nnd Hungary. It Is making enor mous gains In Bohemia, In Itumanla It has been tempo- In Germany by the the constitution was ever submitted for public dlectiHslon, Senator ltorah announced that ho would not voto for a Ieaguo of nations If "the Saviour of mankind Himself" supported It. Now he Is willing to voto for It It the Hoot amendments nte adopted, and It Is reported In a dispatch from Paris that ail the Hoot amendments are acceptable to the American delegates. What has happened to change the senatorial mind Is very apparent. The gentlemen who sot forth bravely to run for president by boating Mr. Wilson on the Issuo of tho league of nations discovered that the votes weie on the other side, llelng prac tical and experienced politicians with no loudness for minorities, they be gan to doilbo means of getting back on the other side and are prepared to find a bridge In any alteration, however slight, that may be made In the piuvisions ot tho original covenant. So far as the republican senators are concerned, tho attempt to make a partisan U.suc of the league has failed completely. The country would not have it. The republican rank and fllo would not have it. It soon be came evident that tho league had as many republican supporters as demo cratic supporters and that the repub lican advocates of it could not be read out of tho party. If they were. thoro would be no party left. No doubt our republican friends will tako the credit for whatever changes are made lu tho diaft of the covenant by tho peace conference, unJ wo shall bvgiudge them none of tho satisfaction that they can obtain from their claims had u much stronger case If the fen mixture of good with evil, and that Is convincing Itself that the only way to get rid ot an undesirable thing Is to desttoy the iwholo premises In which It is found. Our refunneiwgo at the evils they detect with blinders on; they will not even look at the prospect about them, bout only on bruising the serpent. Hut It is characteristic of the ser pents in our social Organization that they do not run away1. It would help a reformer to stop In his chaBlng of evil long enough to get a sense of tho great amount ot good there Is all about him. It would give him a sense ot proportion ho totally lacks at times now. According to Charles LntiiD it took the Chinese Inventors of roast pig nomo ttmo to discover that pigs could bo roasted without burning down the house. It seems that It is taking us a long time to seo that an evil can bo banished from Its In trenchment without blowing up tho whole district. If we could throw off tho blinders that keeps us from a free sight of tho whole problem; If vie could settle on what la to go and how to remove It with the least dlstui bance to the good In which It fs Imbedded, or per haps on which It lightly lests, wo should work much more easily, eco nomically, and rapidly at the business of reforming. TII12 Old FASHIONS!) WOMAN 111 Kansas City the other day there was given a costume party and tho unquestioned belle of the occasion was dressed as an old fashioned girl a real G1HU There wero all graduations of tho new girl represented from a Palm Heach maiden in an ultra bathing suit, to the munition factory girl lu overalls. Does this not Indicate that we havo reached tho extremes of folly lu dress, and Is thero to bo a reversion of typo? Is a woman again to bo a woman? Clothed as reason and good They miKht have taste advise. Is she to take the place of the caricatures so provalent today? are better qualified to speak In that matter than any one else stated that tils services wero satisfactory and they doslrcd his retention. In tho fnco ot this signed proof Judges Hrendcl nnd Sampson havo no re course, for tho volco of tho peopto intei estod has spoken and It they continue their efforts, despite this forceful rcmludor, they themselves will bo alono to blame If tho public can. seo nothing but "politics" lu their move Possibly Just as n pointer to tho advocatos of tho acquisition of public utilities In St. Joseph, it might bo stated that on Tuesday the voters ot Detroit, Michigan, passed on tho ques tion ot acquiring the street railways of that place and defeated the meas ure by nn overwhelming majority. It Is earnestly to be hoped that tho Mayes nmendment which will penult of market hunting does not pass, ns It Is but a license to tho gamo hogs to destroy tho little wild ltfo that yet remains. All true sportsmen nro against tho passage of the measure the game hogs for it. When that overseas airplane ser vice which Is to transport uu to Hur ope In twenty hours goes Into effect, 11 will bo no trouble for tho average St, Joseph mnn to go across and see the battle scars of that old fighting ground provided he has the ptice which will bo some. Secretary Stubbs must have felt Just a trifle funny after he Journeyed to Kansas City Thursday to secure the Wnodrow Wilson Way only to find out when ho reached there that three Andrew county good fellows had se cured the road for this city over two weeks before. utors who signed the Lodge round- Women are hild to adorn them robin had presented a definite set ot 'selves mainly for two reasons: One amendments and stood by them, lii-to bo In the fashion, the other to stead of rolusing to make sugges- please men or perhaps tho order tlons. Uut where the senators failed, (should bo reversod. Hut are they other eminent republicans took ad vantage of their opportunity. The leally constructive work ot criticism was done not by republicans In of fice but by republicans In private pleasing thu men in their present guise? That all this foolishness In dress is having Its effect upon tho attitude of men toward women is apparent at life. It Is they w ho nave been the every turn. It Is shown in tho lessen- uho of machine guns, but the Issue U not settled. A peaco in Paris that disappoints the great mass of Euro- leal leaders ot their party and It Is they who havo partially saved It from political and moral bankruptcy. what oi'it r.it.Mi;us m:i:d This part of Missouri n strictly an agricultural and stock raising rcslon, and our prosperity depends almost entirely on our farmers. If the Bu chanan county farmer proHpers we prosper. If the Andrew county farm er prospers we prosper nnd so on aiid It naturally follows that the farmer Is the one who must be help ed and his community made to pros per. There are hundreds of thou sands ot farmers who can tell what should bo done In their particular community and It Is our duty to lis ten to them. I-abor is generally rep resented at every session ot every legislative body In America. I-ibor ought to be tho first to stand shoul der to shoulder with agriculture. Thero must bo better rural schools, hiiJ they must prepare boys and girls for farm life. Instead of holding up to their youthful Imagination the bo1- dler and the lawver and the politic ian as the only great men. There must be better eupervlslon through governmental agency ot the packing and shipping und storage of what we eat. There must be tohools to :e,i',li inert how to grnfle their wheat and their corn, and laws to make It a crime to order a man's produce and then not pay for it. There must be state agencies to provide warehouse tug of tho chivalrous, attention, that ha.s always been accorded by men to women they udmlro and respect. There Is not that ready response to tho feminine appeal as of yore. The little niceties of conduct are not strictly observed. Dress has not been responsible for all this, but It has contributed largely. Another factor has been tho de mand of women for equal rights with men In privileges as well as In work and wages. There la an old song whoso refrain runs Would tho little woman be half as great. If she were six feet tall? The old-fashioned woman wielded a great Influence. She ruled her family, influenced her monfoLk lu the affairs ot the times, and was as great a factor lu the world's progress as her sister of today, who fights for her alleged rights, and wears freak ish apparel. The wheat crop of tho present car Is forecast as the largest In a decade by the bureau of agriculture, and just here let us remind you, gentle reader, that this pait of Missouri U going to furnibh a big part of that coming crop and get the dough for that wlio.it, too. day those boys over experienced tho Argonno not execptod, St. Joseph's shop windows never looked prettier than they ilo now'' and never before since tho war began were tho prices more reasonable. Come to St. Joseph to trade. Chairman King wants your help for three weeks nftcr April 21 but you can gel off his staff much sooner If you will work harder to put tho Vic tory Loan over quicker. When the soldier boys como march ing Into St. Joseph, this city will have on Its best bib and tucker and thero will bo nothing too good for tho boys In khaki. Kdltor Charles 1). Morris has re turned from the front and all St. Joseph Is glad that he Is hero again and that ho returned sound In health. Judge McClnnnhan and highway engineer Myers nre backed up In their stand In the George case by two thousand duly attested signatures. The Heed and Borah meeting camo and again It is gone and the peo ple of this vicinity hoard much ora tory and tho matter ends there. And Incidentally It will be a lone time before any one will go up against a proposition such tho tho new recall measure sets forth. Our neighboring city of Omaha seems to have devoloped Into as much of a storm center as the Buchanan county court room. Those little April showers, that bring May flowers are right here In this good old Platte Purchase, What the Missouri Editors Are Saying a little Indolicato, "Platte tho damndest streets on Platto County Landmark, City has earth." When tho Oamo Wnnlrii Starts True It Is that this Is tho month ot April; but It will bo unusunlly lato In tho month when tho gamo warden Btarts upon his annual rounds for tho Inspection of birds upon Hnster bon nets. Ltnncus Ilullotln. Who Could Do llclter? Republican newspapers are howling loud and long because one man has "writ" the Icaguo ot nations. There Isn't n man theso Republicans can trot out who could have dono a bet ter Job than Wnodrow, Howell County Gazette And Tlinto Poiiplo Still Uie It has been estimated that 17,500, 000 deaths were caused by the world war, yet thero are some people In this country that would havo you be lieve thut it Is not worth while to try to mako futuro wars Impossible. Dado County Advocate. HofiiNo lo Protect Quail The Missouri state senate has refus ed to pass a law protecting quail. Some way or other the quails In Mis souri never havo had as much politi cal influence as tho rnbblts. And when it comes to goats, oh, boy! the statute books are running over with protection. Kansas City Times. Timt Hdllor No Doubt Tried Reverting to the New York wrltor who says thero are 100,000 wais of beating prohibition, thero Is really but one of them worth trying, and It won't work very long. The other 99, 999 aro Imitations. Tho one, of course. Is that of letting tho police lu on tho pickings. Kansas City Times. While sonio of the "experts" aro trying to convince the people by fig ures that the cost of food products is not unnecessarily high he will make u wretched falluro when he tackles the average housevvlfo on her return from a marketing tour. fAnlHMbH wherA a man can store his pean people by giving them no hope proJuca nntl borrow money on th. receipt glveu by the manager of the of a world In which adequate safe guards have been taken to prevent the tragedy of another war will form the basis of a bolshevist propaganda beyond the wildest dreams of Lenlne and Trotzky three months ago. Kvery attempt to discredit the president plays into their hands. Every attempt to disregard the four teen propositions which were accept ed by all the belligerents as the basts of peace is so much new grist to the bolshevist mill. These are the obvious and unmistakable facts of the Paris deadlock. While diplomacy halts and haggles, bolshorlsm acts. After July 1st If war time prohibi tion stands, there will no dotibt be a great exodus of tho thirsty ones from this city who will Join tho Iowa boys In their Mint for that St. Joseph boot legger's cache, mention of whlcn Is made In another column. And Will btlll Hit Merrily l'lirvinnl Kvcrybody says profiteering must go, and ho It goes on In the same old way. Boonvillo Advertiser. Wc Don't Know If a man knows what he knowH he must know It, but tho question Is, does he? Parnell Sentinel. "Sacrificial" nt 30 tVnts Per Pound J. O. Thompson, president of the Alabama Farmers' Protective League, has wired a challenge to Governor Allen of Kansas for a series of three debates on tho question, "Resolved, That the cotton growers of the South have rendered a more sacrificial ser vice to tho country during tho war than tho wheat growers of the West." With cotton above 30 cents a pound a good share of tho time, Is "sacrificial" Just tho word Mr. Thompson want ed." Kaunas City Times. Voting Theodore Roosovelt Is evi dently desirous of taking tho place In politics left vacant by his father but his deslro will be about as far as It will get, or he will go. Thero was and never will be but one real Roose velt and he Is doad. Not If An Hill tor Saiu Slnging is an art understood by few, but practised by many. Wo doubt If a disinterested Jury could bo found to try tho subject. Worth County Times. N ChlcaRO Served Duo Nolloo Notwithstanding tho abundance ot water in Lake Michigan, Chicago vot er. servo duo notice that they still want their drinks mixed. Nodaway Democrat -Forum. Things aro coming to a pretty ser ious pass when the MUsourl editor must go out and back up his editorial opinion by sticking a kulfo Into var ious parts of a dissenting Judge's anatomy, as Is the ca.se of Kdltor Lyon of Richmond. Would Mako Little Dirrercnco The government has placed a tax on the alarm clock. Hero's hoping tho alarm clock will not go off and strike, however, because of It. Kansas City Times. THET ARE ALL COMING BACK When President Wilson first brought In the constitution of the everything for which every dollar that i-8" of Nations a big band of Re- warehouse. It Is utterly Insane for billions of dollars' worth of agricul tural products to be dumped on the ' market each year within a few weeks o that the price Is forced down, not to rise to normal again until the farmer has parted with It. That happens every year in this oountry and has been happening since farming began. The farmers call It manipulation of the market, but It U not. They ought to hold that pro duce, but they have no place to hold It None of this is original. Farmer have been pleading for help along these Una for decades, but all they ever got is free seeds from congres and experiment to lnoreaae production. went before had been spent, every thing that every on ot the soldier dead had perished to save? 1 Shame, a black and blighting shame, on the man that say it! Bharne, to the end of hi day, on that man who now conspire to make It difficult to raise tire money to pay for It alt; who pull baok In the har ness, who ll down in the road, who publican senators grabbsd their toma hawks, raised the war cry and rushsd wildly off th rtservatlon. Today these self-stm gop braves are peer ing wistfully through th sage brush and working themielv unostentati ously back to the old wigwam. So much hbi Senator Borah Im pressed by Ellhu Root' Utter U Chairman Willi Hay, that h now A TUOUS.YXD-TO-OXn SHOT There are thousands ot Liberty bond holders lu St. Joseph and all over the Platto Purchase and for that matter all over America who are now being besieged by letter, by circular, by word-of-mouth of smooth parties who are offering to relieve them of their bonds or cash by ex changing for these bonds prettily en graved certificates of stock of some oil or other speculative project. Are you thinking of accepting the offer? It you ore, keep on thinking and then don't do IL For If you do the odds are too strong against you too heavy your chances of winning altogether too re mote. Just what the odds are against one who plays the oil game (has not been calculated. The best guess of people who know is that odds against the player are at least a thousand to one. For the one chance ot winning he inours at least (99 ot losing; for every winner there will b 999 losers. and the pity of it is that the winners will be those who could afford to lose. aid the losers, those who could not. It you want to trade the ur thing of Liberty Bonds for one chance In a thousand ot making a profit or even getting your money back go ahead. It' your funtraU, Of course Sheriff Ed. Isaacson does not feel so badly over that cut In sal ary In the sheriff's office Inasmuch as It does not affect his term of of fice but there will be plenty of pa triots reaching out for It at 13,600 next time. WHAT REFORMERS SHOULD BUG Those who would reform all of th Ills ot the world need A little rnor balanoe. In other word there Is a orylag need ot 4 balaneed mthod in reform. We have developed a one sided spirit about th buainess that refuse to both aldea ot a qu Uen, that dtnlM th possibility DC Look a trifle curious that three good Andrew county road boosters like Cross, Boyer and Montgomery should secure a national highway for St. Joseph before the auto club of this city found It out but they did Bettor Wutcii Out, Jlmt Thore is something at onco pecul iar, significant and portentlous In tho way tho Kansas City Star and James A. Heed are agreeing so perfectly. Watch out Jim. Platte County Landmark. All live. World Hacks IIliu President Wilson demands that the peace envoys get results. Ho will have not only tho universal support of the people of this country but the heart of the world back ot him In that de mand. Nodaway Democrat-Forum. It Is difficult to conceive that two thousand Buchanan county taxpayers nre so short-sighted that they would petition the county court to allow them to have "un Impractical man" dissipate their tax money for them. No wonder your bones did not nche this week, despite the damp weather for there were over two hundred extra bone doctors in St. Joseph to take your case in hand the osteo paths holding a convention here. That heckler at the auditorium who heckled and then took It back probably realized the fact that he was on a high place (the seoond bal cony) to begin a strategio and suc cessful retreat. Holds Good Both Wu)S "Drop that slouch," says a woman doctor to the modern girl meaning manner in which she walks, and not referring to her "steady." Good ad vice, and might be taken both ways with profit. Maysville Pilot. It Is Hard to Toll There Is said to be a keen demand for census Jobs In Washington. Good ness, are there still some deserving Democrats who have not received Jobs, or are these repeaters? Kansas City Times. Japs as Arrogant ns Genintis Japan Is demanding that tho Peaco Conference abolish racial discrimina tion and the proposed international labor agreement, which It Is declared Is not adapted to the constitution of Japan, anad makes other and equally Important demands. It looks as though tho Japs were as arrogant as tho Germans, especially when they broadly Intimate that they will refuse to sign tho treaty If their demands aro not mot. It Is a bit disquieting to think of what effect It would have on this country If we aro to become an equil partner with her. Glasgow MuMourtan. .Soldlors Wunt to Pick Job It seems that many of the return ing soldiers do not want tho Jobs they gave up to go Into the army. Espec ially la this true as to farmers. Af ter their year or more of excitement farm life appears entirely too tino for them. Most of them waM posi tions In the big cities where the dodging of autompblli-s will remind them of the activities and danger of war. Therefore tho well-laid plans to give every soldier a farm are not proving as succes3ful as anticipated. This Is unfortunate as the cities are already overcrowded and to be fed the farms must be worked to the limit which cannot be done unlc-ci many moro are Induced to take up farming either as owners or workers thereon. With tho improved machin ery farming is a much more attrac tive business than in past years and undoubtedly more profitable than ever before. Moberly Democrat. Ana They May bo Right Thore are still a lot ot moss-backs In the Missouri legislature who re fuse to let the people vote on the question of a constitutional conven tion. The post Civil War constitution atlll suits them. Tarklo Avalanche. If the equalization boards keep on raising the valuations her th po pi of St. Joseph will soon find out that Sherman waa right when he said .- W-M . The question as to whether deputy, highway engineer KoM. I Qeorg It th, e,ty u already hard up b. hould be retained whlcH la now In caUBa but on,.haif of the liquor 11. controversy between the county court ecnsa c(m b, contcted on account of and the Wghwajf trngineer, leaving prohibition July l.t, what 1 going to th political part ot It entirely but. be ,he ,ltUation aft.r all of It 1 out tttlea luelf througu the action ot off? the taxpayer Monday, At that tlm signatures of narly two thousand men those who live on the roads un der auprvUton of aeorge e.n4 , who ifow that we are assured that the famoHi 139th Infantry U to come to St. Joseph, let us make It th hottest Is "Reasonably Busy" Now President Wilson baa been com pelled to decline an Invitation to visit Dublin while la Europe, on the ground that he is too busy. He has certainly given a good excuse, sine he Impresses; us a being a reason ably busy man Just now. Platte County Landmark. And Slio Waa JusUflod A lady nearly 80 year of age in crossing Main street one day last week stepped In one of the numerous holes' In the street and fell. Telling another lady friend about the accident she said very expressively, although Kallng Out of Clio SuUta Ilonil With the noraiaaUon and election of John W, Everman to a public of fice ve believe all the living leaders of tho famous snap conventions of the standpatters, held In this county In 1912, have been vindicated by be ing honored with official positions. It will be remembered how their leadership at that time was denounc ed and even Gov. Hadley came here from Jefferson City to assist Jn road lng thom from the party for their ef fort, rs many said at that time, "to steal away the right of th people." But time has brought a change over tho spirit of things and we have seen the fellow who were th loudest In denouncing those snap convention and lb leaders whp participated la thero, doing valiant service to holp elect those same leader to positions of public honor, while those republi can who were conspicuous as "Pro. greaslve" hv been mky eating from the hands that mpt them and turned down when seeking offUlal recognition. That' the way the re publican leader bv of chaatUJng th oUtreperou mm la their rtr. Gallatin Democrat. ' r-T . s I s '. 1 r'T y c N7 j -J 'm.Sl.Humi1 I'll - "- mS.- rgaJKS'tfgasg'