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Friday, October 4. IBIS.
The Republican Ticket.
For ('resident t
WILLIAM i. T.Ut.
KHN C. McKIM.KV.
.IuHk'u.h of the Supreme Court:
CIIA IILKS A. IH:.NT N.
(.'LA I'll V. HICKMAN.
NVIM.IAM H. SWOI'K,
.IikIk County Court -list
For ProM-cuthitf Altoriu-v:
I'KllltV W. I! A MS A V.
For I'lililk' AihnliiNtrator:
( t k ) i u; i: w. ccm m ins,
For Connl.v Treastucr:
'('UN ii. i'kiii:
I.. II. I.ONti.
County Central Committee.
Chairman, T, C. I Imuran, ( Mi-con.
Secretary, W. II. Alklrc. IVn-M
'!.. ... - . ii'ihi .
IIIkvIou -Frank Walker.
Ilenton Win. T. son.
Olay-M. C. Ilniinlwnli.
I-'orlH-s.la. A. Williams.
Forest -W. II. AIM re.
Lincoln AujjiiM lleiMorf.
Lewis 'I'. (;. Duncan.
Nodaway .1. l' liicll.
I'nlon-i:. L. lialTnev.
Heprusentatlvc or Hit Holt Count
Third parly, to a goodly uiiiulM-r met
at Forel City, Tuesday, of this week.
for the purpose of ck-chllne; whether
uiey Mioiini pui a eotiniv llckct In
There were some who were ciilhu
slastlcally In favor of havlu u county
ticket, hut they seemed in ho in the
minority, and on the prnpn-.lt hm
coining up for action, it was decided
hy a t?ood vote not to put a count
ticket In the Held.
The Grim Reaper.
Catch (lolens, an old veteran of (In
ch II war, and a splendid eltl.eii. died
at his home In the Fortocuo Miction,
on Thursday lasi , Scpteuihcr I'll. v
hope for an ohliuaiy for our ru-x Is.
MurKaret Kylu was horn hi Ohio.
May It, IN.VJ, and died at her home In
Mound City, .September ii-'.
. Ill 1WG, who located In lloli. couii
ty. Shu vas married to illcliard
Lewis, .Inly :.', IK7.!. Six children
were bom to them, live of whom sur
vivo, two ,oiis, and three dauKhters,
and were present at her death.
She was convened arid united w'lth
the Methodist church at the aeeori.'l,
anil lived a lire consistent win, UJ
profession. Ilesides the children she
leaves a husband, four brothers, one
sister, and llfieeu grandchildren, and
many friends to soriow because or tier
.k'ohiK away. Hit Hit- to Its close was
cheerful and full of hope no murmur
or complaint came from tier lp,s dtir
Inc her Ioiik nines,, but al, ulu VUii
.exprevsud a willlmrness to k'o to her
' The funeral sermon was preached
at. the M. church In Mound Cltv,
by her pastor, Itev. W. It. Knyeart. '
The Oregon Furniture Stohj Is
on thii northwest corner or, the
t square, and tl(vru Is not. a house that
has not more or less furniture broke,
Mich us chairs, rockers and Upholster
ing that needs attcntlon-you can
,s'iit H.repalrtjd at.?, yry siiiajl costjat
this store. If wo don't have In' atock
wht you want in designs, we can tret
It for you, as we buy all home stock
from the factory.
Big Ditch Scheme.
A ulitatitls luovcment Is helnC
shaped, lookMne; to the lmproemenf
of Siitaw . Creek Drainage Canal, the
taking in an of additional territory
that will likely include an additional
.10,000 acres of land, and the dlKk'hiK
of additional drainage canals.
' A meeting of' prominent land ow in;
ersin the territory has held at Mound
t;it.v, Tuesday, of tills week, October
I, to look Into the matter to discus
plans, and .way's and means. There
prevailed the .spirit amutiK those
present that wlnt. It was composed
of a body of pushers, that never lair
As we understand the scheme, It Is
to enlarge the present Davis Creek
ditch, aiid the old channel of Squaw
Creek ditch, from Napier to tile river
to he cleaned out and repaired.
Klm&ey Creek lateral Is to be aban
doned and a new channel (hi);, running
southwest from UlmseyCreek bridge
on the county road at the Titruey
place and connect with the so-called
(,olller-eller ditch, Improved and en
larked and taken to the river.
The Forest City branch, which has
caused m much trotihlearoiiud Forest
( My, Is to have a new channel cut,
running southwest from the county
road bridge across thu branch Just
west of the mill to connect with and
hae Its outlet In the Tiirney branch
lateral, tl.ence southwest 011 to the
rlxer to the present nutlet of the Col
The main Suuaw Creek ditch will
he extended north Into the hills In
the Sipiaw Creek -Valley about l-l() of
a mile north of where It crosses tlx;
Cralg'Mound City road, 'and a levee I
proposed to he put up 011 either side
with Milllcient height and width asto
be able to Impound all the water
coming down IheSiiuaw Creek Valley
at this point and force the How or
water Into the ditch at lis head,
I he ditch will Ut enlarged from Its
head to a piilul soutliward when- It
now turns and makes a course south-
east across the bottom as at pn-sunt,
ami will lit- tinned In a southwest
course across the rallioiid, and thence
on a Hue that will be located by a
competent em-lhcer as being the most
practical, to an outlet to the Missouri
lor the laige basin of low laud
south and west of lllgclow, an open
lateral or dn ditch I proposed, run
ning in the general dliectlon or the
old channel or Little Tarklo to the
tut M 1 line or section -js, township ill.
range .1:1, thence with an outlet Into
the old channel or lllu Tat Mo.
It Is a great scheme, and tlKxepro-
posing the scheme believe it is (lit
proper solution to drain piopcrlv the
Saturday, September I'x. being the
list wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. .1. Loucks In Shllo neighbor
hood, the children planned a surprise,
which was successfully carrh-d out.
The crowd met al the home of Albert
Loucks, and proceeded to the home
oi.i.i-. Loucks, wlm had none to
Mound City and returned later lo Mini
his house full or guests, Mrs. Loucks
meeting the Mtors with a happ
smile and handshake.
Nevertheless, surprised, the dinner
was one "Fit for the King." which
was prepared ami brought liv the chil
dren, Those present were. Samuel
Loucks and family, of San Francisco,
t al.M'has, Loucks, wife and little sou
01 ueai 1 1 111 uric, 1 is , iiavui Loucks
and family, Albeit Loucks ami rami-
ly, Louis h-.er and family. Shaitck
Smith and family. Mrs. Iluriieti.
Mound City; Mi. anil Mis. Abe
Loucks, Kureka dlstilcli ticorge
Loucks and family, Henry Acton.anil
Mrs. Hose Aiigur, Forest Cltv: Mrs.
Ilerl Smith and baby. King City, Mo.
The day was spent hi conversation,
mid a general good time. All depart
ed wishing Mr. and Mrs. Loucks mam
returns of the day.
X. X. X.
Flu- many friends ol Miss lms
Lyons surprised her at her home,
Wednesday evening of last week, with
miscellaneous shower. Miss I'ansv
washiviied to sit under a canopy of
vines In the center of which was con
cealed a basket of roseleaves and good
wishes for an October bride. At a
given signal the basket was turned
unl the roseleaves, and will ten wishes
fell In her lap. A pleasant ovciiIiik
was enjojed by all present and on
leaving they all wished for her the
happiest or futures.
Friday evening of last week, Miss
Mary Price entertained a number of
her friends. The early part of the
uvenlngwasspent In music, selections
being rendered by Miss Lillian Prlwj,
Miss Hallh) (ielvln and Miss Kdtth
llucher. Thu latter part of the eve
ning was spent in a guessing contest
and In embroidering the outline of a
given auitnalonapleceof musk-. The
prl.o was given tu Miss Anna Curry
for the best piece or work. Dainty
refreshments were served,
, .. ,
-Grapes for sale In quantities to
suit the purchaser, by Mrs. M.
Mrs. Minnie Gull and her two sons
desire us lu express for them their
most sincere gratitude and thanks 'to
neighbors and friends, teachers and
members of the Oregon High school
class, for their attention, care, sym
pathy and kindness shown them dur
ing the Illness and death of her sou
and brother, Hugo Gelt. This kind
liess will ever be held in grateful re
membrance by them.
Christian Church Notes.-
The Ladles' Xld, of the Christian
church, will meet next Friday after
noon, Oct. 4th, at the home of'' Mis
Kate Harbour, to heg'ln their fall'and
winter work. We would like to'have
each and every woman of the church
Last Sunday, being the llfth, Sun
day, I was at Colon In the morning
and at Oregon In the evening. An
average audience, was present at each
service, At the evening service, Ilerl
Maple sang a beautiful so(o. entitled:
"Christ's Plea." It was not only
beautirul, but touching, being lit
harmony with the subject or the
evening, "Watching .testis on the
Cross." Sun Ices at Cnlon next Sun
day morning, October tlth. Subject:
"The Way Divine." Services In town
Sunday evening, beginning at ":,'K
sharp. Subject: "Why Insist." (io
pel solo by Perry Urooks. All aru In
vited. II, II. Dawson.
Plight Their Lives.
Claude II. Henderson and Miss Ha
zel . hdvvards were united In mar
riage Sunday last, Sept. iT, mis, by
the bride's grandfather, Klder W. II.
llardman. I he ceremony was sol.
elmled at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. Lulu II. KdwanN, on
the old llariliii.in place, ::i miles
northwest of our city. The unlthm
of these, two young people Is the cul
mination or a beautirul love alT.tlr..
and they are just so made up In dis
position as Just love one another Inst
mi long as they hjth shall live. The
In lilt- is so speudlilly equipped for the
new obligations that come toher.and
will till these obligations with all her
heart and soul. The groom Is a sou
of A. L. Henderson, one of our iiroin.
Incut contractors, and has had charge
of the llardman rami a snlendld
young man. ludusti Ions and manlv In
every way. We wish them a loiur.
happy, prosperous year.
P. E. O. Programs.
kiiiiiav, 'J:.'to p, i iHrniur.u I, l!iL'.
Hostess. Mrs. Corvvln Xeller.
Iloll Call South America.
Maga.lne A rl Icle I Mis. Frank A I
ten. Mulc Instrumental Mrs. Ito.v
Lesson llevlew Mrs. Cbrwln Xeller.
Magaxino Article III Miss Ger
Hostess -Mrs. Carey Hunker.
Maga.lne Article II- Miss Lois
Music Vocal Duet
Lesson llevlew-. Mrs.
Maga.lne Art iclu IV
M. 12. Church Notes.
The services Sunday mornhii' were
well attended. In the evening ue
enjoyed worshiping with our Presliy-
There will lie a meet lug or the
lllclal Hoard, l ilday uleht. held In
the church. It Is Important that
every member lie present.
(iraliuui Moore will lead the Leaeue
Sunday night. Topic: "The Helm Ion
I let ween Kcotiomlcand Moral Forces."
Mark S:l 12.
Sunday will end the conference
j ear. It has gone all tu quickly. It
seems as though we had hardly had
time to becoinu aciiualnted. It leaves
with the pastor and his family only
the kindliest remembrance of the
good people of iregon.
Sunday mornhik! will consist of a
song and praise service, followed by
1 lie administration or the Sucraineiu
or the Lord's Supper, Let its make
this last Sabbath the best ol all the
At the Sunday school hoard meet
ing, held Tuesday nlehi. W. P.
Schultu was elected superintendent
or the Sunday school, and Coi w in. Zel
ler made teacher of class No. 11, and
Mrs, Xeller of class No. I.
-Mrs. Alice Caskev anil I
little daughters will leave Saturday,
for Muskogee, where she will lulu hr
husband, who Is In the newspaper
business more. lion voyage.
-Kd Wetejl, living four miles north
of Oregon, while gathering apples
Tuesday, or this week, was ba'dly
bruised, and says he fuels as If he had
been well pounded by a mall, In the
hinds nf a. nowflrful fellow lln.uu
on his ladder, and It slipped, throwing
hlra to the ground, some II ft ecu feet.
YOU and your lady friends are cordially invited to
visit our store where a demonstration will be
MONDAY TO SATURDAY INCLUSIVE
OCTOBER?, 89. 10, 11 and 12, 1912.
showing the unusual merits of the QUICK ACTION
MALLEABLE Range. An expert from the factory at
Marsltalltown, Iowa, will explain thoroughly and
demonstrate the unusual convenience and efficiency
of the QUICK ACTION MALLEABLE Range. This re
markable Range has an adjustable grate which may
be easily and conveniently raised, when full of coals,
thus bringing the hot coals close to the malleable
lids for quick cooking, or dropped deep for effective
Come and see cooking done effectively in aii ex
traordinary range and over a bed of live coals
turned up or down as you would control your gas
ROBERT SMITH HARDWARE CO.,
We Have What U Want I
We have many other things
you need. Call "its up
and state your needs.
Goods Delivered to
MOORE & KREEE
THE RELIABLE GROCERS,
OREGON, : : : MISSOURI.
Hay Mathews Kve us a pair of
twns, Tuesday they were of the
All Parts of the City.
Grapes for sale In uuantltler, to
suit the purchaser, hy Mrs. M.
A PLAN TO MAKE "
THE POOR POORER
An Authority on "Single Tax" Says
: t Farmers Would Suffer.
A COLLEGE PROFESSOR'S VIEWS
After Cartful Study, Prof. Seligmart
; of Columbia University, Says !
Single Tax It Defective from !
Every Point of View. f
Mlsiourl frmers, liorae owneri
land owner, and rltizeti In general
jih interested In the study of Singly
Vn tlie.te days, the question u tb
wlit-tlier .MIfoiirl Is to have Slngli
Tax oi no it to lie decided al the
iltc.loii on Xo ember .Mil. Other
ln-sld(! Mlmouilaiix nlo have been
Mud) In tlie problem. Trofeenqr
Sellitman. of Columbia rnlverelty, one
of die U-adiiiK uutliurltle on political
economy, stuns up bc results of bis
luvcsiliMtloiix hi tin- folloulng words
(paces !:! mid !M of bl book "The
"We Iue studied the Single Tax
from dirfeient point of view; ami
we have seen that It Is defective lis
eally. politically, yorally and ccon
omlcully. V liau- leai tied. Urn I. that
It would be hielailc, and iliat It would
Intensify the liu-ipi.tlltles icstiltliK
from unjui' in-ii-irmeuts: secondly,
thus uli..iiiKi iie.r ,ui'.)M il ililetly
rrotu social coiiKlilci-jtliuin II would
prcvnitt the Kovernint-nt Irom il'lllr
ItiK in-! taxliii; power for other i-oclal
purposes, nod lliul It would dlvoroi
thu iiiti-rests of the people fioin those
of the Kuvernmelit; thlidly, that II
would ptfen.1 ui;aluvt the ciiuons of
mil vttrcdlity ilnd oipiallty of taxation,
mid lb it II would rerlousty cxiiKKcrato
tbu dlrrereiice betwi-en prollls from
land tinil piolltM fiiiui o'lier Moirces:
ami IIikiII). that It would he entirely
liiioleipiute In ionr and new roiumu
nllles, tb.it It would Kcucrally have
an injurious Inltiience on the farmer,
and that eu-ti In the lai'Ke urban cen
ter It would exempt ItirKe rec'lons of
the popiil.iilou without lirltiRlnK any
viiliHtantlal relief lo Ihe poorer claus
es. "Kveti us a me'bod nf tax reform,
the M'hciue , an we have m-cii, a
mistaken one. Our syMcm of taxation
is far from belnu Ideal, or even com.
parathely Just; for we are still clliu;
ItiK, In ii Kfcat decree, lo uiedlaval
errors. Hut whatever be the much
needed reform, Il Is safe lo say that
neither the common peopl; nor the
student will ever accept a scheme
w hich Ix palpably unjust, which aban
dons the whole Ideal theory of modern
taxation llmt of relative ability or
faculty ami which seeks to put the
burdens of the many on the shoulders
of the few."
SINGLE TAX AND SPECULATORS
HOW THE FARMER WOULD FARE
IN A WHEAT CORNER.
Rich Owner of Elevators Could Fill
Their Plants With Cheap Wheat
With No Taxes to Pay.
If the SIiikIc Tax Amendment U
adopted by Mlsxouil at the election
N'ov. .", personal pioperty will pay no
luxe aii.l biilldliiKS will pa) mi taxes.
I. mil alone, exclusive or tmpiovciiieiiU
and rranchlrcs, will pa all the mxes
.iml the lav rate will be unlimited.
This oners a premium to the Hpecu
l.itor to hoaid farm products and raise
or lower nieir price. Mow will It worli?
Mr. (trainman owns a chain or ele
vators, Tney staiijl on kioiiiiiI that
U of ll'tln value outside of small
tov.iis. The bulhlliiKH and machinery
are worth hundreds nf thousands of
dollars, He tills these elevators with
a million dollars worth of wheat, buy
Iiik when the price Is low. Under Him
ttle Tax the buildiiiKs, the machinery
and the wheat will pay no taxes. Ills
only tuxes will be on the land on
which the buildltiKH stand,
The speculator can between crop
times, corner the market and sell half
his stock ut IiIrIi prices. When the
new crop comes can with the other
half Mood the market, break the price
and rellll bis elevators, buying from
the farmer at Ihe low mice he has
made, lie ran u-peal tills operation
ns often ns he pleases ami do Ibis
under a law that exempts him from
Ihirter those conditions the farmer
will Ket a body blow whichever way
he turns, lie will he compelled to
sell his wheat to a speculator at the
lowest price, while the land on which
the farmer raises that wheat will pay
all the taxes,
Klne for the speculator, but where
does the farmer get off?
PARTIES AGAINST SINGLE TAX
Plans in Both Convention at Jeffer.
on City, September 10th.
At tho Hepuhllcan and Democratic
Conventions held at Jefferson City
September 10th. each party Incorpnr!
tiled a plank In Its platform dcclar
Ine against .Single Tax. These antl
single tax expressions ,m the part nf
the two great bodies adopting them
are Indicative both of the Importance
of the Issue to be decided next No
vember and the attitude of each
party's constituency regarding the
proper meeting of the same.