The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri on January 23, 1908 · Page 4
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The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri · Page 4

Chillicothe, Missouri
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Thursday, January 23, 1908
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turn *•» fat 0aara*ta*s to *4- etoMttttoa la Uv> feat at alt etker paMlstm ta OM1U- fer ta« weakly it paid MM Md of tk« ysar to ar §• seala fsr Ma Moatl aajUettag m faifiaa to §**• «tU IM 4*arc*4 UM $!.•« IMe rate will be strlotly a«- <P*v I *•*««.. «t tfce portoOM at Ohll ao4 atattted for •arena* tha stall as natter Otto* halMlac. •avth Waeklnatea avenue. Tel> M*. It*. K.oo MO dMssr m M *Mrl 7» Bally will a* dsllverod by ta tabaertbera to ObilUootk* M eeata par week. Aay IM* COLCULATIOM. ffha Cooadtutioa print* aod cir• more papers than all other papers published in Chilli- eombinad, and invites ad- to investigate the truth Jl Will h» nntioed OiAt (!>• only measures proposed by Republican leaders in Coiigrc»c t,» "reform" the currency are flume looking to a further surrender of the powers Of the government to the banks. ITIw fact that the United Slates Government has th. p,. w < r to is aue Us own currency \* not reeog Hi ted by the statesmen who serve the "interests" instead of the pen fie. * INSULTING THE FARMERS. Th< idea that the driving out of fhe saloon make* business in a City |KH>r is based on the • henry tint the persons in the trade tcr rftory contiguous to that city, cccae to town mainly to buy intoxicating liquors. This is uotor fowsly untrue of the situation in Chillicothe and Livingston county. It (t not true of the Missouri <*«ner. If it were true the farm«ta would stop voting against the •ale of liquor, and it will be noticed that counties which vote tmder the local option Isw are JOting against the saloon? with a regularity thai permits of no misunderstanding of their sentiment toward the liquor traffic. 'As a matter of fact, the man •rim comes to town mainly to buy fcootc isn't the man the huKinc*«i men are looking for. To intimate that the -farmers hi Livingston county ate in that class is offer em an unwarranted insult. armc DEMOCRATIC SPIRIT. There is a commendable spirit Of aelf sacrifice and of devotion to Democratic principles contained in the letter which WilUrd I). Vandiver ha« written declining to tnaltc the race for the gubernatorial nomination. In cloning a letter to a friend setting forth bin reasons for withdrawing from the •moc among which was the fear Mi part of »omc that his candidacy anifht cause factional feeliiiK, Mr. tVaadi vr aay* : "Dewocralic victory is more Important than any personal trtamph. Therefore, with good •eeUng, let us labor to put MU- •HMiri aafety back in the Democratic column, with Bryan at the of the ticket and a majority "It i* not my present purpose to any active part in the cam- I Mr, Bryan's readiness to stand a general way, I may Bay!» fcid '' *™ m lhe ^residential con-! that I believe the people of the State indorse the policy of Covet nor Folk's administration, and i 'test and to join with the conser- think they will demand a continuance of. the same policy in the fu ture, and, therefore, the candidate who most nearly represents that sentiment will be supported by the people. No backward step will be tolerated, and no reactionary movement will satisfy the enlightened public conscience that has been awakened in the last four years. "If the party nominee boldly stands for this high ideal of Inn- Democracy he will win a glorious victory next November." No one doubts that Mr. Vaiuli ver will give the Democratic ticket his loyal support. He. has never failed to do this. And his work has been such as to cast credit on his party and to strengthen il, rather than to cause it to npolo The Democratic organization, with the cooperation of the (iov crnor, showed the party how lo carry the state in 1906 by going before the people on a platform that means good government and positive reform. The same can IK- done in i<x>8. BIG IMPORTANCE OF A MAJORITY. While there is a general feeling that local option will carry in Livingston County outside of the city without much effort, the county Anti-Saloon League would do well not to take things for granted. The members of the league should remember that they are combating a resourceful foe, who docs not woik n the open, as a i ule, but under cov IT They should also realize that it is important that the county out- Hid' 1 of the city should pile up just as laige a majority as possible for local option, in order to show the sentiment of the farmers on this (jitestion. \o i mini \ voter who i .1^.1111 .1 the sale of intoxicating liquor can afford to fail to register his scnti incuts on that day. Every man who possibly can get to the polls ought t>> take this opportunity of declaring himself on this great moral issue. It ought to take more than an ordinary day's duties to keep a Livingston county voter who does .not believe in saloons from standing up for the right—and you can't do it on election day by staying away from the polls. From now on the Anti-Saloon League should make a vigorous campaign. It should make an effort to educate the people so thai they may be fully aware of the benefits to be derived from doing sway with saloons. Its workers will find when they get out among the voters that the man with the "road fund" and the "revenue" v.'itive element of the naming a candidate \ and the store" arguments hits liecll there before hint. 'I here i-t need to meet these arguinnts with the truth. '1 he people should be aroused to the impottance of this issue ll should go out over the state that Livingston county is overwhelm ingly against the sale of liipior. Make the majority so big ilnit people looking for a good county to settle in will say, "Thai's the place I've been looking for." Make it so big that the Chilli cothe saloon agitators vvliu maintain thut thv "farmers won't come to Chillicothe t«> UaiK* without \vr have saloons," will be died nall,v illenced. Make it so big thai every man •in Chillicolhe will know just how the farmers and the people who maintain the business institutions of this city stand on the question of the open saloon. Let the league get busy. It is wasting valuable time in waiting. Agitate, educate, orate—keep party in h.. 'will! meet the approval of all sections of the country puts the question of harmony up to the other fellows. If at a conference with other party leaders Mr. Uryan should decide that his candidacy is opposed by a snfl'icientiy strong number of Democrats to make success at the polls impossible, then his withdrawal will lie made in the interest of the Demo- cralic parly and therefore of the country. If mi the contrary, the nnti-lirvan Democrats should Illld "Ilifil they have overestimated their strength and that they can not i-hovv the \el>iaskan that his nominali.iii would be inimical to the IK-S! interests (> ( t| )r Democracy, foi Mr. llryan lo withdraw 01)1 Hi. lie lo cause disorgaui/alion, | of the keen disappointment it would oc i asion among his follovveis ev i ryvvlierc and (lie lack of inter i"-l it would cause them lo lake in the diction. Parly MICC,-»S and not lhe pel .soital triumph or lite personal huuiilial ion of Mi. iUvan or any other individual should lie the moving spirit ol such a caucus. I lie ciMWlry stands m need of -\ Democratic administration of ils tiiiam lal affairs and Democratic ii \ isioii of its taiilT, and the hes) w a v lo accomplish ihis desired. ' nd • lioiild he adopted. 'I lure is no opposition to Mr Urvan m Missouri. There is no douhl that he could carry (In Male by a bin majority. Mut llieic is opposition l.i him in other places and the Mduaskan is wise to invilc a showing of the siren^lh of <hal opposition, r.iih it than lo ll\ ili|i.inll\ in the fad O) || If I'- develop- Ilial ll is of 110 i -iii' id'Table piopm tion-i and thai l In |.;i i ;ii v\ 01 kin^ Ion es of lhe II.IIIN demand lhe n nomination !| i lhe man u ho has | w ice led tin in, talk o| displacing Mryan Mllll ailolller leader should lie • hopped and every good Demo ciat work and vole for his dec- FIXING THE RESPONSIBILITY. In his sermon preached al the r.lm Street Methodist church, Sunday night, Rev. O. II. Kolli day laid the responsibility lor the existence of the liquor traffic where it really belongs - on the people, and particularly on t'hris lain people. l( is unfair lo Manic the saloon keeper for the existence of Ins place of business when the majority of the tax payers in the block in which he does business have petitioned that he !>>• grant cd a license. If he disobeys Ihe laus which are ineanl to govern him hi' is open to cinsnte and to prosecution, but su long as the people want him lo have a sa I' on badly enough lo pray that 1 My ' oinicil and the < onnlv I mill i'-siie him a license and lie lonfoinis |,i the regulations lhal the replesentalives if 'lie people have deemed proper, llle respou sibility for the liquor Iraflic does not test v\ilh him, although, as Rev. llolliday '.ays, he is m a bad luismess. It is the people who ale tii li!.ime and it is uji to the p*'0|il (o correct ill. 1 evil which they haw llnis permilted by saying l>v their ballots that they will have no saloons. It is useless for ns to talk of mined homes and .if the demor alining eflects of saloons so long as they exist by the sufferance of professed Christians. This is a country where the majority rules whencvet the majority assert it* rights to rule. Sometimes a minority runs things be the ball rolling until election day cause he majority is inert and and Livingston county, but they can reduce to a minimum viola- lions of the local option law. after it shall have In-en adopted, by a--.ssrrling themselves. Right is always stronger than wrong, when right demands it own. INJURED BY HORSE Pleasant Ridge,, Jan. ji. — (Special Correspondence)-- Mr. and Mrs. A. Morgan returned last I'Yiday from a week's visit with relatives in ('otleyslnirg and (iullalin. The social at Miss I'.ernie \Vil MMI'S Friday ni^ht was well al tended and all report an enjoyable time. Ihe ie\ual meeting is si,H in pi ogress al Ml. ( ))i\e. Miss (lertlllde Mills returned Sunday from a month's visit ujih 11 latives in Arkansas. Jim. Kessler ami daughter. IScrlha, of ('hillii othe uere the guests of A. I r.onchei and family Sunday. [no. Reiis ( hler had Ihe misfortune lo KC| three of liis riljs hr.ik • n by a hoihe last Thursday, lie was repotted lo he resting easy Sunday. HURT" JN~RUNAWAY. Northwest Sampsel, Jan. Ji (Special Cr»iTi'fcpondenc.e)--K. T. <iibson, while returning from Samp.sel the. other evening, had the misfoituw! to have a runaway. Mr. <nl)S(»n's u-am became unmanageable, throwing him out and .^miisirig llwm considerably. The buggy tongue vva« broken i'lit. <iiandma Duckworth has been 01 the sick list the past two weeks, bill is able to wit up now. < Iran Anderson has rented the I'eler Johnson farm for the coming season. An ad. in the Con- siiiuiion did the work. t >. R. Manvill, the village blacksmith of Lock Springs was a Sunda> visitor in "Possum Trot" I). P. lye. .Mrs. Mollie Fads, I . I I Pepper and family v isitcd the -.ick at R. T. i ,ihson's Sunday. firandpu, Johnson visited with 1 . M. Rnpcs Saturday night and Sunday. A. \V. Thompson and family visited Mr. Mowder near Springhill the last of the week. W. R. Perry lost a valuable mare the last of the week. J. \V. Hills has leased the Foster place for the lo/»B season. A. A. Tout nnd family visited at J. T. Ware's Sunday. R. C. Thompson and grandson, Claude, were Sunday visitors in these parts. • J. L. Trimble and family visited with "Daddy" Tout Sunday. R T. (iibson delivered cattle nnd hogs to C. H«»yt at Sampsel Monday. Charlie Kicks' adopted son, Fred, visited friends in "Possum Trot" Sunday. JACKSNlPiT NEWS. Jacksuipe. Jan. 15. (Special l 01 rcs|ioiidcnce) Mr. and Mrs. Iveeie Young ol \\heelillg visit ed Mr. and Mis. t harles Young Sunday. Floyd Johnson left for (Juincy, Illinois, Monday. I lie little s.iu .•! Mr. and Mrs. loin I'ovd is seiioiisly sick. I. L. Stick spent Saturday nigh! and Sunday in Medford. Mis. Itelle Hoyd spent '1 Inns day with her sister. Mrs. L. I 1 .. Uclshc. Mr. and Mrs. C.eotgc Hate sprnl Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph ('ox at Medford. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gilchrist spent Monday evening with Mr. and Mrs. T.iin Moyd. J.F.Kellcy and daugliter,< irace, look in Ihe show a! Medford Saturday night. FlmoiT Kelley visited at the Ackerson home Sunday. Frank McHride ami (Jcorge dilchrist were in Chillicothe Saturday. Mr. and Mr*, William Higgins ifU President C. L. Wait of the Industrial League has received a communication from Mr. Wood • •I the Western Ice association of Kansas City asking an opportunity to meet the business men of Chillicot'hc and submit to them a proposition to establish an ice fnctory in this city. Mr. Wait has called a meeting of the business men to be held at the city clerk's office tomorrow (Wednesday) evening to meet Mr. Wood and hear what he has to offer. Mr. Wood's proposition contemplates the purchase of a portion of the stock of the company by local investors and the balance \>y his association or other par- tics. The warm winter and the ->trong probability that there will not now be sufficient cold weather to make enough ice for next summer has canned the ice factory to seem a necessary improvement lor Oiillicothe. were in Chillicothe Thursday. Avenge Mallard Death A Leavenworth dispatch says: Ainob of thirty soldiers from Fort -Leftvejntworth, enraged 'by their suspicions concerning the death of a comrade, whose body was found in a burning building in the tenderloin Sunday morning, and by assault* on other of their comrades, raided "The Gem," a resort here, tonight, driving out the inmates and demolishing the ViitHcling. The crowd of soldiers surrounded the place and, gathering rocks from the street, broke down the doors. The occupants of the house escaped uninjured. The mob entered the building and exhausted its fury on the contents. None of the soldiers are known to the police, and no arrests have been made. VANDIVER WON'T RUN Willard D. Vandiver, state superintendent of insurance, has written a letter to a friend in Southern Missouri definitely announcing that he will not be a candidate for the Democratic (nomination for Governor. Mr. Vandiver gives as reason* that he dors not aspire to the office, that his duties as insurance commissioner demand his whole attention and that his candidacy might excite a factional feeling. , .. TO PLAN "CAMPAIGN. The Constitution is in receipt of a card from Hugh Tudor.vice- I resident of the Livingston County Anti-Saloon League and chairman of the Agitation committee, saying that the Agitation committee will meet in the office of I longlass Stewart tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at one o'clock, to arrange for the county Itical option flection. It is expected that a plan of c::mp;tign \\ill be mapped out .at this meeting and that speaking dad's will he arranged. * PERSONAL AND LOCAL. * List vonr land and city property with Ma/el J. Meek. Chilli- collie, Mo. dtf Mrs. Kninia Fife and son, departed Wednesday morning for Ivi-ck Springs, Wyo., where she will join Mr Fife and make their future home. A. J. F.llctt of Browning was in the city Wednesday, en route home from San Antonio, Texas, where he went with his wife and children. Mrs. Kllelt and children will spend the rest of the winter in San Antonio, for the benefit of the children's health. Mr. Ellett called to renew old friendship with the Constitution. List your land and city property with Ba/el J. Meek. Chillicothe, Mo. dtf Kansas City, Mo., Jan. right of non-resident i to transfer suits from state to federal courts and tfec acy of national laws over laws are upheld by • given by Judge Smith McPb«$iaif in the United State* district «MIPt this morning. The dedaioft it** clares unconstitutional UM Hit* ute passed by the Missouri lature last year prohibiting a transfer of suit* by i nrnnrittlMi under penalty of a forfeitwr* Of their charter. An injunction! to granted to prevent John E. fl*^' ger, secretary of state, from **»; forcing the law. The i was applied for by the Rock Island & Pacific, the Atcb- i.«.on, Topclca & Santa Fe, th* St. Louis, Kansas City & Colorado, the Chicago, Milwaukee At St. J'aul and the Chicago ft Alton railways. Maurice Murphy of Treated, came down Monday to visit Ml mother. Mr. Murphy found, afar attempting to resume his oAce work, that he had not suOdentiy recovered front the effects of t)t« operation for appendicitis which ht recently underwent to do so. C. H. Lipke of Jackson town ship was among the many renew* al callers at the Constitution office, Saturday, his contest vote* going to his daughter, Daisia Lipke. , H. J. Kesler of Jackson townr .ship, a progressive young Demo cratic farmer, w»> among the substantial callers at this office, If on- day renewing his daily subscription. E. H. Lake wilt sett you Novi rger screen lump ccsl delivered «t $3.35 per ton dl6dtf (leorge B. Nave and his foster •laughter, Mrs. Oscar Darr, lift Monday for Halfway, Polk Co, Mo., near which place Mr. Nave he bought a 95 acre farm. Mr. 1 'arr preceded them. Mr. Nave called to subscribe for the Constitution before leaving. Ed. Barron, urn enterprising farmer, of Mooresville township,, paid this office a substantial visit Saturday, changing his subscription from the weekly to the dairy. James W. Hill of Rout* I. a progressive young farmer and stock raiser, called Saturday to renew his subscription to the Daily Constitution. C. B. HoskSns of Platte county was here Monday buying rattles. He was shown about over the western part of the county by his relative, Col. H. C. Chamber*. He reported a scarcity of mules in that locality. R. L. Taylor of Chula was in the city Saturday and called to renew for the Constitution. He reported busy times in Chula with stock and corn shipment*. John Harper, one of the oldest residents of Mooresville township, i.<* reported to be very low with a general breakdown in health. He is nearly 90 year* old. George B. Purdum, who has been here attending court, left Sunday for his home at Roger* Ark. He was accompanied bv Ferd and John Diehl, who are eop'emplating locating in Arkansas. MANUFACTURED SOAP. Phillip Volktr, who died at St. Mary's hospital Monday morning of old age, started a soap factory in this city with Adam Johns twelve yearn ago and continued the manufacture of soap for six years. He came to this city from Polo. .Shortly after the factory 'cloved down he was sent to the county farm where he was kept until be was taken to the hospital about four years ago. One sister, who resides in St. Louis, survives him. He also b»* relatives in Leavenworth, Kaa.

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