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January 5, 1910

JOHN F. LUMPKIN HONORED.

Governor Hadley Makes Him a Col-
onel On His Staff Which Now
Numbers Thirty-Seven.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., Jan 4. -- Among the Christmas presents bestowed by Governor H. S. Hadley upon his friends is the appointment of John F. Lumpkin of Kansas City as a member of his personal staff, with the rank of colonel.

Mr. Lumpkin is one of the best known business men in Kansas City, and this new honor will be gratifying news to a very wide circle of friends. Mr. Lumpkin has been popularly called "Colonel" Lumpkin for years, and now his title is officially established. He has been on a visit to his family home at Baltimore, and the good news was conveyed to him by the governor by wire.

Colonel Lumpkin is the ninth member of the governor's personal staff living in Kansas City, which is Governor Hadley's home, and the thirty-seventh of the total number throughout the state. The governor also has on his staff ten naval commanders.

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June 13, 1909

HADLEY BUSY SIGNING BILLS.

Temporary Headquarters at Balti-
more While Father Is Sick.

After two days of signing bills, chiefly revision measures, Governor Herbert S. Hadley left his quarters at the Hotel Baltimore yesterday afternoon for DeSoto, Kas., to be with his father, Major John M. Hadley, who was stricken with paralysis early in the week. The governor departed over the Santa Fe at 4:30 o'clock. He had signed nearly 200 bills.

"A telephone communication early this afternoon announced that my father's condition is much improved," said Governor Hadley yesterday, "and if it is possible I expect to bring him to Kansas City next week. He will either go to the hospital or remain at the home of my sister. At all events I will retain my temporary headquarters at the Hotel Baltimore and finish what business can be attended to there, so as to be in close touch with my father. The trip from Kansas City to DeSoto can be made in an hour on the train or by automobile, while from Jefferson City it might require from eight to ten hours to complete the journey."

A bill appropriating $3,000 to pay for markers for the old Santa Fe trail, introduced into the legislature by the Daughters of the American Revolution, was signed by the governor yesterday morning. Another bill was one requiring an examination and registration for public accountants in Missouri. A bill making it a misdemeanor to bet on a game of pool or billiards was also signed.

Bills vetoed proved to be duplicates of laws already on the statute books.

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