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ï~~,d t d by the neeting came n session a -m orary oe -plans for i; to consider is $ervice iAc~t. 1-f-a-perto. do with a recommended the generl -as3ly for a conI- was recomi posed of nine the chairman pulictywork the constitunanent organinove fot a new I an organiza-,ew State Conri and to have,ommended: city_ counselor Kiel, mayor of er, Sidney J. Oil ipie megW recoin uife. of nine 6bitail the pase=i ublic Serve neidations the 'i gicing the con y?'-I'-!x -. jX ri. at.s ".. U. ', i t. t1.2 p. di-.. f......5 1 ~P. ]..J. '' 7 FiTeOt1#t "KeansaasCity antd vicipity, rr 5 veetail fair tontgb and Tuesday; slightly -+tieler-tom -Iiut peratire-asout kit., Bec use of constitutional limitatins 'It not. even mortgage the.plant - obtain 3 millions needed for betteroUCATION IS -HAMPERED. AI1l over Missouri there are school d itricts that' cannot raise sufficient money, under the constitution, to maint In more than a 4-month school term, with a teacher at a salary of $200 a pear." Mr. Harber touched upon defects in the Public Service Commission Law, holding municipalities should have the exclusive right 'to regulate and operate the utilities owned by them and proposed an amendment to the law having that effect. "The public service commission has 'cost- the people of Missouri $111,000 in the last year," he said. "Its cost is increasing. If it is to be retained I say let it be elected by the people repra-sented of the people." MISSOURIANS AT THE MEETING. Nearly Every Part of State Represented at Constitutional Session. Delegates attending the constitutional convention meeting included:,Moure, Fred A., Springfield, Mo., city counselor. Merrill, Edward, Springfield, Mo., bar association. De Armond, J. A. Butler, Mo., mayor. Melcher, George, kansas City, Mo., director of educational research. Krahl D. J Holden, Mo. R obertson, A. S., Sedalia, Mo., city counselor. Baumgartner, A., Sedalia, Mo., mayor. Haas, H H Cape OGirardeau. Mo., mayor. Chapman, It. F., Jefferson City, Mo., mayor. Eller, W. S., Mexico, Mo., acting mayor. - Journey, Charles W., Boonville, Mo., mayor. Johnson, W. F., associate deoegate. emmack, I. I., Kansas City e, Mo.,superSo ~ Mo., city attorney. ro - _plin, Mo., mayor. mew' L Prank B., Carthage and Carterille, city engineer. Huff, Virgil V., Marshall, Mo. Harris, Elton T., Cameron, Mo., city attaruey representing Mayor F. L Wiley, Kinkhorst,J., A., Brunswick. Mo.,mayor. Blliff, J, D.,. state teachers' association, legislative committee. Brownlee, R. J., BrOokfield, Mo., mayor. O'Brien, M. F., Maplewood, Mo., city attorney. Herman, August, University City, Mo., mayor. Powell, Robert C., Kirkwood, Mo., city atNoan, John A., Webster Groves, Mo. City, attorney. McDonnell, M. R., Kirkwood, Mo., alderSArnold W.C, -Msrceline, Mo., mayor..1 Clay,,. It., St. Joseph, Mo., city p McKay,-. Do Soto, Mo., city attorney.. atortiarles. netSt. Joseph, Mo., city6uonseloii.r. A 0esW; i(.,StdJoseph, IMo., vice-presi-. 4=Aiitos setes.; ~tUniversity City. Mc:, - S"Similar health regulations must be adopted in both cities to be effective," Mr. Brown said today. "For an example, if we ja -year-old-ehide to attend theaters and they are permitted to do so on the Missouri side, it means they will go to the Missouri side. Sucha itu on. gould tend to spread thadfrse rather than check it." A U. S. OFFICER HER WEDNESDAY. Maj. L. P. H. Bahrenburg, head of the Marine Hospital at St. Louis, who came to Kansas City yesterday in response to the call for federal aid from Dr. E. H. Bullock, health director, returned to St. Louis last night after making an announcement he would send a medical officer here Wednesday. WILL ACCEPT THE SU GGESTIONS. Major Bahrenburg made suggestions as to what plan of campaign should be followed, but did not urge their adoption. That the health board will accept Major Bahrenburg's suggestions is believed by Doctor Bullock. W.P. Motley, head of the health board, is of the same opinion. Major Bahrenburg's suggestions include the prosecution of physicians for failure to report cases promptly and the prosecution of persons violating quarantine regulations; a campaign--of. edn. tion in prevention and treatment of th disease; forbidding children under 1l years of age to attend public gatherings of all kinds; close inspection of theaters; the ejection from public gatherings of all persons coughing or sneezing; inspection of car barns to see that all equipment is used and that all cars are sanitary and ventilated. DEATHS TO A NEW RECORD. A Smaller Number of Influemnsa Cases Reported, Today. The greatest number- ff deaths in the history of the influenza ~d-e'it -t Kansas City is being reported today. That the records' irill be broken does not men, hoWe*.e, the. epidemic ite lf is Increasing, to eppnts of ne (nfluza cases are dia steady declkie,$leat 4MerekseK lj nuib0iof do corded ws forecast Y b r. E. i{JJ Thd c d l ie;tator, dal statistics re-,e l ed t a r tst.t b ~ - - nd dramI cily unfit fort to for the mos t Pitims of prevent b t1pb~Xol efects.-- -U I'd WAR ORDERS. Tx s:e e n:bets,. Firms W.oMe tal1y, Goethals Says. W!sRiiGQfee. 9.-Legislation legal:.f m. se government war contracts:-urged:today as necessary to pre~il t bankruptcy of many industries by w e it ner GItethals of the generals. staffs ad.:Assistant Secretary of War wtllontbefore the House military committee. "Without the legislation, there will be many. cases- of bankruptcy," said Mr. Crowell, "and the, government will be liable for huntdreds of millions of dottars, with court lftigatlon probably pending for years." General Goethals said "thousands of contracts inving millions of dollars" would be affected by the legislation, made necessary by a recent decision of the comp s -of the treasury renderingdOdbtfu the status of all agreements or contracts not formally signed. General Goethals explained that three classes of contracts were affected; first, those irregu - which complete delivery has been made; second, those in which no formal contract was made and under which deliveries have in part been made; and, third, thpse in which an industry had been directed to prepare for manufacturing merchandise, but no deliveries have been made. The contracts, given verbally in many instances, were made in good faith so as to hasten production of war munitions, the committee was told. Both General Goethals and Mr. Crowel said there was -no-possibility oaf unjust claims being, paid by--the--government and that greater savings will result if the department may act promptly upon cancellations. HIGHWAY BOARD IN A DEFENSE. There Is Nothing to Be Ashamed of, Statement Says. 5 e soN CITY, Dec. 9.--The state y commissioners issued a stateee today exonerating itself from all the criticisms that have been wnade to the effect that it has not accomplished much, and that politicians hpve meddled with -the work of the codinission. It is the clearest vindication the commission has so far received. The public. is warned to beware bias resulting from reading newspaper reports. The statement is signed by three old members of the board-'-E.. L. Sanford of Springfield, chairman; George E. Mclninch, St. Joseph, vice-chairman, and C. 0. Rains of Canton. S. F. Pingree, new member of the board from St.-Louis, did not sign the vindication. The communication is addressed to "The editor, for publication," and a subhead reads, "Investigation of highway board unnecessary, but every member anxious for it." After referring to the meeting of the commission, the communication-reads; "This report will-show that, notwithsta"ning abnormal conditions, notwith of Germany' ea... u ac.. 1rs., - d severalothermanfactuirers of the Dinseldoif.dies t; 'twere arrested Saturday' night at Mlhei laid-Rulir'ont charges-. of high toaosqn. Besides Augn t Thys sen, thosearrested were FritzTYs enh Edmond Stinnes, Herr Beck&Herr Wirtz,. Doctor Kuechen,,a conierci~ali counselor, and.,-Herr Stenz, a mining, engineer. After being examined for several hours by th~e.o icoun.ciL at Mit.J, heim, the m~nfaturrs were sent to Munster, whende they will be taken to Berlin to face charges made against them. - ngat.'lhsvsen owns._ d. iron or ter Bei 1 ^ in) I!, - iii.:::,- '%."rf. _-------=:.:_"":' '"I _...S - Y: 0 tenz family also is prominent in. the iron business and has shipping interest. Thisis the first report from Germany that the. Socialists have taken any action against. the leading manufactuters there. August TLyi.sen published an article-Tn-German newspapers last January accusing the emperor of blackmailing German business men before the war.] RUSH TROOPS TO BERLIN. Chancellor lbert Calls for Heltir Paris Report Says. PAsIS, Dec. 9.-Chancellor Ebert's government is bringing new troops into Berlin in an effort to crush the Spartacus movement, which has spread throughout the northern suburbs, according to a Zurich dispatch to L'Information today. Pillaging continues, the dispatch says, especially in the populous quarters. One confused dispatch received here from Berlin says Karl Liebknecht's followers have organized a revolution throughout Germany. The Reichstag building in Berlin is reported to have been taken and the trouble appears to have spread to Munich and Pilsen. Riots continue in Berlin. -- Another message says that Allied intervention in Prussia may save the government. (By tIe At asoted Press.) BESaIr, Sunday, Dec. 8. - Eager to make members- of the Spartacus party martyrs as the result of Friday's -rioting, Dr. Karl Llebknecht, the leader of this faction, lost no time in staging a spectacular open air meeting at the Tiergarten last night. His call for the meeting'brought forth four thousand munition workers who had responded to the demand for a general walkout. These men, and women marched through Unter Den Linden to the Tiergarten until they re ed the point where the Avenuet of. ytort-n, tersects the Charl0ottutirges' husstr There Doctor Liebtecht iou.ltedd ' ease of oneof tl raut tatus made -an!-r - Co Se mi thi ou thi ml fri t Ya ml of In co Ov to 51 an by Ml La du l of thi prbu foi gel tol shGe BI~ 077OV LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NEWSPAPER RM

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