Q: How many politicians does it take to change a
A: Two. One to assure the public that
everything possible is being done while the other screws
it into a water faucet.
A candidate for city council was doing
some door-to-door campaigning, and things were going
pretty well, he thought, till he came to the house of a
grouchy-looking fellow. After the candidates little
speech, the fellow said, "Vote for you? Why Id
rather vote for the Devil!"
"I understand," said the
candidate, "but in case your friend is not running,
may I count on your support?"
A politician was walking home from the
county courthouse the evening of Election Day when he
came upon a young boy sitting on the curb, bawling his
"Why are you crying?" the
"My dad died," the boy
"Thats terrible, when did it
"Five years ago," the boy
"Five years ago? And you are still
"Its not that," the boy
said. "Its just that my dad voted today, but
he didnt come to see me."
For every action there is an equal and
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
FORMED A NEW HACK
and Ike Comstock Organize for Business.
Fred Smith, conductor on the electric
line, and Ike Comstock, the well known hack driver, have
formed a partnership and will hence forth conduct
"The Hotel Carriage and Baggage Line," with
headquarters at Robt. Sloans barn.
They have two carriages, the landau
which Comstock has been driving sometime, and have just
received a fine brougham from St. Louis. These with nine
head of horses constitute their stock. They will make all
trains, haul baggage free, and do a regular street
carriage business. Fred Smith will quit the electric line
and take a carriage.
Frank Havens race horse "Too
Soon" fell through the Oak street bridge north of
old Chautauqua park yesterday and was skinned up along
The voting polls for
todays Carthage City Council and the R-9
School District will be the same as in recent
elections. They will be open from 6 AM until 7
Candidates for Carthage City
Council: 1st Ward - No candidate filed but two
individuals have publicly declared their intent
to take the open seat if elected by write-in
vote. They are Milissa Daugherty and Jim
Swatsenbarg. A write-in vote is valid only if the
name is written in, and the bar is filled in
beside the name. Extremely small numbers of votes
(3) have elected write-in candidates in the
past.; 2nd Ward - Wayne Walter, deceased (name
will appear on the ballot); 3rd Ward - Steve
Leibbrand; 4th Ward (2-year term) - Bill Welch
and Dan Rife; 4th Ward (1-year term) - John
Cooper and Lee Carlson; 5th Ward - Adam Givens,
Ed Hardesty and Lujene Clark.
Candidates for Carthage R-9
School Board, 3 seats available: Jeff Jones -
President of the Board of Education; Tony Diggs -
Board of Education member; Alan Snow - Candidate
for Board of Education; Elizabeth Streich -
Candidate for Board of Education.
I see where some of the
premium brands of ice cream are goin to
one and three-quarter quart containers
instead of the traditional half gallon
"brick". Makin em an
eighth of a brick short of a load I suppose.
havent been able to buy a
"pound" a coffee for some time.
That industry discovered the short round a
long while back. They compensated by
devisin the large "3 pound"
short load that at best is only 39 ounces
rather than the 48. And, the pound a bacon is
another long gone thing of the past.
Butter is still
holdin on to the full pound, and milk
and gas still come in gallons.
The soft drink industry are
bout the only ones that bought into the
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue,
Infections Are Bane of Women
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please
explain urinary tract infections. Why do they
recur? My doctor prescribes antibiotics, but
shortly after Ive completed taking them, I
have another infection. What do you suggest as
treatment? A pharmacist told me that I needed one
or two days in the hospital to flush out my
kidneys. -- S.A.
ANSWER: Urinary tract
infections fall into one of two types. Upper
tract infections indicate that the kidneys are
involved. These are serious and less-common
infections. Lower urinary tract infections are
bladder infections, and they are very common.
Thats the kind of infection I believe you
Women are prone to develop
bladder infections for a number of reasons. One,
the tube (urethra) that empties their bladder is
much shorter than in males, so bacteria can gain
access to the bladder more easily. Secondly, the
opening of the female urethra is in a place with
a large population of bacteria. And thirdly,
sexual relations massage bacteria into the female
urethra and bladder.
A bladder infection -- cystitis
-- provokes frequent trips to the bathroom, an
urgent need to quickly empty the bladder or
suffer an accident, and pain, usually described
as burning, during urination.
Women with repeated bladder
infections need to be evaluated to see if the
infection is a relapse (an infection with the
same bacterium) or a new infection (infection
with a different bacterium). The approach to
treatment hinges on that information.
If a woman has another
infection with the same bacterium, the doctor can
put her on the same antibiotic for a longer
period of time and can continue to treat long
after symptoms have gone. The continued treatment
is with a reduced antibiotic dose.
Home remedies can be helpful.
Drinking 8 ounces of cranberry juice daily
benefits prevention of the most common cause of
these infections. The kidney flush suggestion is
not a good one.
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