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JULY 4th, 1881.
The citizens of Maitland extend to you,
and all your family relations, a cordial in
vitation to join with them in-celebrating for
their fist time the 105th anniversary of our
We, as a Pople,
in ordor to make your entertainment both
profitable and entertaining, have spared
neither time, pains or expense. If this is
doubted, we ask you to read our
Marshal of the Day, J. L. Grigsbr.
Address of Welcome,
Oregon Cornet Band
Hon. I. White, of Naryville,
Prof. 0. C. Hill, of Oregon.
Declaration of Independence,
Wm. A.. Gardner.
President of the Day, J. H. Wiuseh?
The procession will form nt tlio Christina churoh nl 10:00 a, m., Headed
by tlio Cornet band, und will consist of Military Coinpnnios, Gloo Clubs, Offi
cers of tlio Dav. Citizens. Funtnstios. ctu.. etc.. oto. 'i'hu procession will march
tfliromjli tho principal streets of tlio city
milo south of city, whom the usual order
ternoon, a grand parndo by tho
The Saxton Rifles
OF ST. JOSEPH.
GRAND 'DISPLAY OF
Gran Shooting Tournament, ltuniiing, mid Jumping Matches, Sock mid
Wheelbarrow Knees, etc., ctn.
Como,"ahd bring your well-filled Imskots. Everything will bo done to
jnako your .visit a pleasant one.
Hon. It. 0 Cowan.
Valley Glee Club.
mid ttionco to Swopo's Grovo, 1-ltlt
of exorcises will bo bold. In the af
OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY,
Thq German M. E. Church Is being
Mr Miliar will preach nt New
Point on next Sabbath, morning and
Shouldn't be surprised if wo had a
slice of wedding enko soon. Looks mis
Whitu Cloud will oclobrito this
Fourth. Henry Storrct will have charge
of the Sacs.
Marshall, Saline county, paws her
school principal ?11!,5 per mouth ; Ore
gon pays her school superintendent $7o
Mound City man i? credited with
the remark that ho "didn't want one of
them 'ely-coons' to come alone and
Henry llcickcr, "t Illgolow, who
was sentenced to a short term in jail by
the U. S. Court for illicit distilling, re
turns to his homo to-day
An exchange lolls how to utilize old
fruit cans. Just brlnir thoni hero and
ivo an Oregon boy a string and a
strange dog and he needs no furthur di
rections. Wc hayojust received a neat and
and tastily printed invitation to the
Fourth of July ccloV ration at Carthage,
Mo., where a grand and glorious time
Married, by ltuv HoTiuann, Juno
12th, 1881, at the residence of the bride's
parents, Mr. Henry Meyer, of Nobles,
ka City, to Miss Caioltne Groinor. of
Holt count v.
It we understand aright there is a
marriage in high life on the tapis In
Oregon which is soon to take phivo.
Wo will give further puitiutilara later,
when wo find out more about it.
A trightlul collision occurred on
tho St. Joseph & Western road near
Wnthcna, about seven miles west of St.
Joseph last Saturday. Three persons
were Killed outright ami eight or ten
A copious shower of rain, accom
panied by an abuiulanco ot thunder and
lightning, vbited thivt section of the
country Monday night, and put a kind
of a damper on the excessive heat of a
few days previous.
The farmers are beginning to harvest
and already tho sound of the reaper is
heard in the land. We have made dili
gent inqury the pnst week in rcgnrd
to tho wheat crop throughout Holt
county, and tho best judges ray that fall
wheat will not be more than a half crop.
Tho Chicago Intcr-Oecan gives the
following recipe for flies: "Take a half
tcaspoonful of black pepper in powder,
one tcaspoonful of brown sugar and one
tenspoenful of cream. Mix them well
together and place them in a room on a
plate where flies are troublesome and
they will soon disappear."
The officers of tho St. Joseph Expo
sltlon have offered a 9100 prizo for the
best looking baby. Here Is a good
chance for some of our infant beauties
to cover thomsolvos with glory. Ore
gon has some of the healthiest, sweeto t,
and best looking bablos on this side of
the Atlantic, and if we don't gobblo up
that $100 we shall know tho reason.
Wo go to press oarller now than
we used to, and wo desire It understood
that all copy lor standing ads. must bo
m by Tuesday morning, and locals can
not, with certainty of insortlon, bo re
ceived later than Wednesday morning
Wo also want our correspondents to
mako a noto of this and send In their
blotters not later than Tuesday, and
onday If possible. Will you ill please
-Tho Republican. Mnryvlllo, Mo.,
niU' nas a inn msiory oi mo uaiuou
trill In pamphlet form. It makes a
book of ono hundred nnd fifty pages
and is a full and truthful sketch of the
grcRt trial, and history of the assassin,
athin. Thoro havo boon many errono
ousllrcnorts of this trial circulated
Athrcllghout tho country, and this book
jwiiiivu uii a rarati ujiuiinu ui inu
f 1 1 ll - - ... t l.
ytrlal. All orders by mail Will bo prompt
ly filled, Price fifty cents, pNstago
There nro a jow bashful youths In
Oregon who amuse thomsolvos evening
by making all tho noise thoy can and
trying to make night hideous with thoir
unearthly yolls. Wo woro Infoi mod by
ouo of our school teachers, that while
thoso chaps were attending school yon
could scarcely get thorn to raiso their
voices ahovo a whisper, but just lut
tho ypry sanio chaps got on tho outsldo
they and will yell loud enough to scare
a country dog out of a year's growth.
Preaching nt the M. E. Church on
Sunday next at 11 a. m., children's ser
vice nt night.
J. N. Menifee has lost twoyntnc
Poland China pigs, He offers A liberal
reward lor tholr recovery.
There Is no dodging tho fact that
If you want an Organ, wo can sell it to
you on boiler terms, nnd for less money
than any one else. Call and ask for
Services at the Chilstlan church,
Oregon, next Sunday morning and eve
nlni:, by Elder W. T. Maupin. lie will
also preach at Union school houso at ;i
o'clock in tho afternoon.
A ltlblo Meeting will lio held In tho
Methodist church on the fifth Sabbath
of July. The Pastor of all the Church
es of tho city, and all other ministers
are requested to bo present.
Again wo appeal to our frlons who
are in ai rears for this or last year's sub
scription, ploao send in the amounts
duo. Paper, olllcoreut, machinery and
work all takes money
-Henry Monitor last week purchas
ed from Milton Modic one of the finest
draft teams wo havo scon for many a
day. Mr. Monitor will use the team in
freighting between hero and Forest City
W.F. Waller, a native of this oily,
has purchased a half interest in Tmf.
Coiistv PAiT.it, published nt Oregon,
Holt county. If tho number before us
is a fair sample, it is one of tlio very
best local papers in tho state. Will took
his first Iosmiiw In the "art preservative''
In this office lie is a good practical
printer nnd a ter.sonud vigorous writer.
Ofroursnthe Commercial and his host
of friends hero wish him success. H'tvt
It Is said tiiat one of our farmers
caught three cut worms and placed them
together with somo young corn, in a
'u'l of dirt, in order tnjwcrtniii what
they developed into, fie says that one
of them ate up tlio other two and then
came out a full-fledged lightning bug.
Thus it scorns that it takes Unco cut
worms to make one lightning bug. This
.seems to bo rather an " unlikely yarn,"
yet it is vouched for by some truthful
men. llocknorl Mail,
John Lonning shot and killed Chris,
Callahan in lluehanan county, near St.
Joseph, last Monday. Thoy are both
farmers, and wero returning homo in
their wagons, when finally they became
involved in a personal dllllculty. Cal
lahan jumped from his wagon and ad
vanced toward Lennlng with u revolver
and knlfo, when tho latter pulled his re
volver nnd shot, striking Callahan iu
the abdomon, and killing him almost
instantly. Lennlng is mi old man, and
says tlio killing was in self-defence.
rersoual. The undersigned, a mid
dle aged German, the owner of con
siderable property, and a farmor, Is
desirous of corresponding with sonic
intelliirent nnd corn! looking middle-
aired lady, with a view of marriage.
Address Adam Aiucn, uawncr iiy,
Mitchell county, Kansas. Care of II.
Cable. St. Joseph Herald.
What a splendid opportunity for somo
of our marriageable widows and old
maids to get in thoir work. Should
anyono iu this vicinity succeed In cap
turing tho nbovo gentleman, ploaso bo
so kind and show her gratitudu by
calling around and paying for this no
tice, or wo won't put you on nuy moro
Tho State Auditor has instructed
county assessors that the date of assess
ment has been changed from August 1st
to Juno 1st. That real estate is only to
bo assessed every two years, hereafter,
l'hat tho now dog law docs not take ef
fect until next year, and that tho listing
of dogs will bo made this year under
tho old law. That tho now law requir
ing personal property situate in any
other county, to bo assessed In the coun
ty In which tho owner resides, and that
the ownor in listing shall specifically
statu where such personal proport),
(bond, notes, etc.,) is situated or held,
does not take offect until next year tho
bill having no omergoney clause.
We received two very polite letters
from Messrs. J. M. Osboru and L. J.
Miles, two attorneys at Ilookport, stat
ing that we had been misinformed iu
regard to tho item wo published In last
week's issue reflecting upon their char
actor. After diligent inquiry wo find
we wore grossly imposed upon by
our Informant in regard to tho mat
ter and that tlio item did those gen
tlemen groat injustice It Is truo, thoy
suddenly left their client, but not until
thoy had employed Mr. J. W. Stokes to
take chargo of the case, and to the en
tire satisfaction of tholr cllonl. Wo
gladly mako tint corrovtiou tills week
and did not moan to do tlioio gentlemen
an Injustieo, for wo havo slnco Ioarnod
that thoy nro able and popular lawyers,
und reliable and upright gentlomon.
JUNE 24, 1881.
Tho following nro Iho prices for
stands at Maitland: . licfrcshmciils,
810; Dancing, 81f; Swings, $fi.
Lou Eaton, from Graham, who was
on his way tn Lcadvillc, was fleeced of
several hundred dollars by somo confi
dence men iu St. Joseph last week.
He is no doubt a poorer, if not a wiser
The new Marriage License Law will
go into effect on Sunday, Juno '20th,
and no lawful marriage can take place
on aim utlrr that day without a license
Authorizing tho marriage of a man un
der the ago o' Iwenty-ono years, or of a
woman under the ago nl eighteen years
unless the father or tin.' legal guardian
of Mich minor shall give his or her writ
ten assent to such niarriuo. Iieforu
any license shall be Issued the recorder
will satisfy him-'clf that there is no lcga'
impediment to the marriage of the par
ties applying; ami for that reason ho
shall demand of all applicants cither
tlio assent aforesaid, or proof that the
applicants are of legal ago,
and that proof mut cmuM of
affidavits or the certificate of the par
ents. Persons applying for license in. M
give their name in full.
A bold and desperate attempt to
break jail was made last Friday by
Wilcox and Morris, who were both can
didates for the pen at that time. It
seems that Sheriff Frame allowed them
tho privilege of the corridor during the
day, but thoy soon abused thii privilege
by undertaking to undermine ono of
the walls and thus gain their liberty, and
theywou'd have been free m another
hour bad it not been for the timely ai-
rival of our efficient sheriff, who soon
blooded their little game and immedi
ately locked thutn up in separate cells,
until Saturday night when he left with
Ins two pets for Jotlbion City, when
they servo mil their sentence at hard la-
i.ui tin outm. a no snenii -mi hi uini
attempt to break jail they were assisted
by outside lrlends who furnished them
with the necessary tools, and he has a
good idea who they were.
What We Would Like to Know.
t Who Helen Hlazcs is anyhow?
f If this is not hot enough for you?
t What liai beeonieof Mote Dodge?
t Why Ira Peter cut off .his whiskers!
t When a hen ceases to bo a spring
t If Vine Ilovey of Forest is still a
t How Tom llurnes, of Foiest City,
t How (icorgo Anderson would look
with a wig?
t Why Miles l'rlvit carries his fish
bait in a jug?
t When Oregon will be lighted with
t Why Tom Currey wishes to locate
In St. Joseph ?
t How many children the mother of
f Why new potatoes do not take
tuinblu Iu price?
t Whether this sweltcrlug weathor
has como to stay?
tWhothcr anybody ever saw a treo
bark or a bulldoze?
t What Slippery Elm Adams does for
a livelihood any how?
t Whether Ed. Pinkston really has
f Why tho ladies always put on clean
stockings on u rainy day ?
t When Charley llurnes of Mound
City is coming to seo us ?
t Whethor Juhn Iltuklo is still a resi
dent at llecsloy's Landing?
f If J. H. Glenn of Mound City ex
pects to loeato in Maitland?
f If Sol. Catron has a voiy high re
gard for railroad corporations?
f Why all tho good looking girls go
down to trade with Will Minton V
t Why Gov. Crittenden failed to gtve
a notarial commission to somo IndyP
t Why Jim Howell took such a tuin
blu before His Honor the other day?
t How long tho sidewalks In Oregon
will remain iu such a wretched condi
t If a man can laugh moro heartily at
a good Joko than Tom Parish or tell ono
f Why Dr. Johnson of Craig didn't
attend that Greenback Convention at
f Why Charlie Fetor always wears
his best clothes when sonioiioity conies
to Oreg inP
tWhysomu Eastern capitalist don't
build an elevated railway between horo
nnd Forest City?
t Why somo Inventive genius does not
Invent wator-proot white hats and dirt-
proof wlilto vests?
t Whether County Clerk Curtis will
compete for tho baby prize tit tho St
Joseph Exposition this fall?
Personal and Society.
Miss Ella Polk is qulto ill.
L. C. Irvine is reading law with E
Miss Kinmn Currey is visiting
friends in St. Joseph.
Elder Mnupln spent several days in
Mound City last week.
Milton Modie left Thursday last for
his cattle ranch iu Cedar county, Mo.
I). L. Dickenson, of Hays City, Mo.
spent Sunday with our postmistress.
Chester Evans will close his term
nt the Blackberry school to-day, Kiiduy.
Sheriff Frame went to Mnryvlllo to
attend tliu execution of the. Talhott boys.
Prayer Allen, of Watson, Mo., was
visiting his parents In this city Friday
Mrs. W. II. Cummins and children,
of Springfield, Ohbi, nro visiting rela
! Mrs. Cyrus Phllbrlek und Mrs.
Kennedy will spend their Fourth of Ju
ly in St. Joseph.
II. C. Withers, rcpre.'cnling K. L,
McDonald & Co., was shaking hands
witli our merchants Monday.
.1. M. Winsh, that sterling mer
chant of Maitland, was interviewing his
many friends in Oregon lint Su'urday.
Jonas Lehiner and wife of White
Cloud, Kansas, returned to th"ir home
Saturday hi-t, after a pleasant week's
visit witli friends iu and around Ore
gon. 'loin. 15. Currey has severed his
connection with the I'rcxs of this city
and will soon locate in St.. Joseph. We
wish him abundant prosperity wherever
lie may go.
Mr. und Mrs. Owsley of Montana,
who have been vl-ltlng fiiemls in Hilt
and Andrew counties, left for their
homo Monday last. Bryant IVlerof
this city accompanied them.
11. A. (tllder?leeve, and M. H. John
son, both practical painter-' of SI,,In
Mqin, nave locaicu among us. l liey
come highly ro-ommcndoil. Tin:
Cot'NTV P.U'iu: wishes them success.
-Miss No lie Poulel, tho handsome
and accomplished young belle of While
Cloud, graced tho soeial circles of Ore
gon witli her preseneo last Sunday. It
is not necessary to rcinaik, however,
that Charlie Peter wore his "other suit"
and bot ncck-ti.'! on the same day.
Among the callers at this office
was Mr. W. S. Mahan, of Mound City,
who came to St. Joseph on tho patriot
ic business of arranging for the grand
Fourth of .fuly celebration Mound City
proposes to have. Arrangements nro
making for that gigantic outburst of
patriotic fooling which indicates pros
perity and progress. St. Joe Gazette.
Captain Janici T. Howell left on
Wednesday afternoon for Colorado,
whore ho .owns mi interest iu several
valuable silver mines which he intend
to develop at oueo. Ho will probably
bo absent several mo nllis. He is an en
ergetic, wido-awako man ; and wu hope
ho will strike a big bonanza, mako his
fortune, aud thou como back to Oregon
and build. a $20,000 Opera House.
A Prosperous City.
We 4ook a run up to Mouud City
ouo day last woek and had tho pleasure
of making the acquaintance of quite a
number of her sterling nnd enterprising
business men. The town is just now
enjoying a little boom inthu way of now
buildings, und upon every sido tho city
evinces substantial uvidences of genu
ine prosperity and shows what marvel
ous results can bo brought about by en
ergy and enterprise. There are at least
five or six now business blocl.s under
course of construction, besides twonty-
llvo or thirty dwelling houses which
have lately been completed. A now
tlireo-story brick hotel Is strongly talk
ed of mid wo luivo no doubt it will bo
built this summer. The merchants and
business men In fact every citizen
there-have an abiding faith in tho future
greatness of Mound City, and thoy do
not hoitatu to usu their money iu urcci
liur business houes and dwellings for
their own occupancy. The merchants
aro all sociable, genial and acconuno.
dating, which accounts for tholr great
success In business during tho past year.
Wo will at somo near futuro tlmo glvo
our many l oaders a complete history of
this outerprMng lllllo city, a detailed
report of her business, what eho has
dono and what she Is doing now, oto.,
and show Holt county and tho outsldo
world how a Utile Missouri village has
sprung into prominence and significance
iu so short a time, and what a practical
and enterprising class of business men
have accomplished during tho past
-Lost : two elght-w.'ioks-old Poland
ntitn.1 nt.rs. Female has somo yellow
snots, nmlo somo wlilto spots, Anyone
giving iNformatlon Icadlug to their re
covory will bo liberally rewarded.
' J, N, Mhkikki:.
Governor Crittenden has refused a
commutation for the Talholt boys, and
thoyinu't bo hanged to-day, (Friday.)
Tlio last effort for the lives of these two
boys was mado last Wednesday by Hon.
Lnfu Dawson who madu nti eloquent nnd
impressive appeal to tho last tribunal,
iu pretence of ttio mother of tho boys,
who went to Jefferson City to appeal in
person to the Governor, but all in vnhn
he stood firm from first to last aud says
they must bo hanged to day.
Wlicro to Celebrate.
Notwithstanding it has heretofore
been announced that the citizens of Or-
egon would celebrate the coming Fourth
of July, the idea has been abandoned.
:ind tho usual peace and quiet will reign
here on that day. lint from the llaminr
announcements which appear ol-owhero
In our coHinns it will bo seen that tho
patriotic ardor of tho good people of
Old Holt will bo fittingly oxhiblte-l iu
other portions of the county. Mound
City and Maitland aro both making
preparations to observe "the day wo
celebrate," and, as there is u tingo of
rivalry between the two places, they
will undoubtedly leave nothing undone
to create a favorable impression on all
visitors. Tho peoplu of lower Holt
who have not recently vi-itcd tho upper
portion of the county have little idea of
the wonderful changes that have recent
ly taken place. It has only been a few
year.-, since a person might ride for
miles along our northern border with
out seeing a house or a fence. Now,
however, almost every eighty acres con
tains u cosy dwelling, and unlenced
" grazing lauds " can nowhere be found.
The rapid settlement of all this lertilo
section naturally attracted tho attention
of the railroad magnates, who aro al
ways on tho lookout for "feeders" to
their main lines, and tho building ot the
branch road from Higelow speedily fol-
ncss of a largo area of fertile countiy,
and villages previously almost unknown
at once became Important trado centres.
Thus tho little ore-nnd-blnekMiilth-shop
village ot Whig Vallry was meta
morphosed a'most in a night into tho
spirited anil ambitious little city of
Maitland. So, too, a fresh impetus was
given to Mound City, which was already
a thrifty and cuterpiisiug place, and,
almost like magic, now business houses
commenced climbing .skyward, and
owners of corner lots commenced ad
vancing tho prices for tho same nt tho ralo
ot ten per usnta day. The luouicd men
ot the city wero not slow to show tbclr
faith InlU future, and tlds infused con
fidence into new corners. Thus the old
and the new, working Jiwiuonlously to
promote tho common prosperity, havo
given ft "boom" to Mound City
which fully justifies its.poople in claim
ing for it a pormanoutiy-prosporoiis fu
ture. A vi-lt to Mound City or Mait
land at this tlmo will open tho eyes ot
thoso "slow and easy" residents of this
end of tlio county, who think that nail
ing a new plank on an old pig-pen Is an
exhibition of so much enterprise as to
make it tho talk of tho neighborhood.
We hopo that as many of tho poop'e of
lower Holt as can do so will go to
Mound City nnd Maitland en tho Fourth
and seo for themselves tho great chang
es a few mouths havo worked In thoso
places. It does people good to getaway '
from homo occasionally and seo how
other people do business. It Is pleas
ant, too, to receive the cordial woleoma
and geuoroiii hospitality which the peo
ple of Matiland and Mound City offer,
through our columns, to nil who visit
them. Let parties ho formed in every
neighborhood to go together nnd enjoy
tho day In ouo or both of thesu"gems
of tho prairies." Those so disposed
can easily spend a portion of tho day in
oaeh city. They are only a few miles
apart, ami It will bo woith while to seo
both places in ordor to compare tho
"git up and git" which caeh Isoxhlbit
jn", They aro live towns, whoso livo
people aro adding largely to tho wealth
of the county. Their IJulft anil enter-,
priso aro worthy of Imitation, mid If all
the other towns Ijj Hie couniy wouiu
follow their example It would bo only
ashoit tlmo until Holt would become
ono of tne wealthUtot aud most import
ant counties in tho State. Think over
these suggestions, patient reader, and
iiinkeup your mind logo up to Mound
City and Maitland on tho Fourth and
see for your solf how thoso places. aro
" marching ou,"
Bead, Think, Acta
Failles who Juiow they ro In nvrcars
to Tjik -County Papku aro requested to
coma forward and sottlo their accounts,
either by cash or note. Wo havo up
wards of fifteen hundred dollars upon
our books, and being desirous to open
a now set, wo do not ciro to carry ac