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OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1912.
The welfare of thin state demand!)
that the remnants of Hourbonlsm be
wiped out. Missouri needs the vita
ll.lng progresMveness of the Repub
lican party in all branches of the busi
ness of the slate. Forty years have
passed since the Itepubllcanscontrolled
the legislature. Serious abuses have
resulted from the dull monotony of
Democratic narrowness and Incoin
petence. Missouri ought to Make up
to Its great endowment In various in
dustrles. The farms, manufacturing
establishments and mines could lw
Immensely beiielltted by cutting out
the Hotirlwn handicap forever.
A gain of only u per cent In popula
tion In Missouri lietwuen HMO and
HMO, and that Increase confined to the
large cities, was an unpleasant sur
prise. No state is ahead of this In un
developed wealth. Hut Its legislatures
are weak. They busy themselves with
partisan schemes The best methods
to upbuild a state are unknown to
them. T'.'vy meddle through session
aftcr.scoolou without any true com
pensation of how toadvance the state.
Partisan pollrlcs are In their line.
Working to develop the statu Is be
yond their range. They have neither
thu taste nor the skill for It. Forty
years for one party Is a long Inning.
It is a losing proposition. The open
ing for a betterment Is clear, but It
may tie that voters are not yet aroused
to the situation, ilourbonlsm dies
hard, Hut II cannot last much longer
In a state so richly endowed as Mis
souri. i Mir state and county tickets were
named at the duly authori.ed primary
which was paitlelpatcd In by n.'l per
cent of the ISepubllcan voters of the
county, thus giving that uuuallllcd
endorsement of thu primary system,
and the majority having participated
In the making of the ticket, the
minority should abide thu decision
ami give their hearty support to thu
candidates nominated and see that
every man Is elected by handsome
majorities. Those chosen at the pri
For Governor, -lohn C. McKluley.
For Supreme .ludge. .lohu Kennlsh.
For Congress, Claud V. Hickman.
Fur Representative, Win. R.Sope.
For County ludge. 1st DM., Peter
For County .ludge 2d Hist., Isaac
For Prosecuting Attorney. A. M
For Sheriff , Ceo. K. Gelvln.
For Assessor, Perry W. Ramsay.
For Public Administrator, tl. V.
For Surveyor, .lohn II. Perel.
For Coroner, dr. L. II. Long,
The sudden and unexpected death
of .lohn W. luvis, at his home in
Hickory township, early Tuesday
morning, October l't It. HU2, while
Hitting In his chair conversing with
his wife, will cast a deep gloom over
this entire section. He was a whole
souled, big hearted fellow, with a
kind word for everyone, lie had
lived In our county since 18.17, coming
here, we believe, from Washington
county, Indiana, In company with
Ills fair, square way of dealing, his
honest business transactions and his
keen Judgment were characteristics
of that Indomitable man admired by
his associates. In his home lie was a
kind, loving husband and consider
ate father. Above all he was a Chris
tian gentleman. We hope for a com
plete obituary for our next Issue.
He Comes Back.'
All our people, Irrespective of their
religious bellefsor church associations
are truly glad to know that Ituv. L. C.
Powell has been returned to this
charge by (lie M. K. conference re
cently In session at Hamilton, Mo.
He Is close to the hearts of all our
people, and when a rumor passed
around that he had been changed to
the Nebraska conference, a tinge of
keen regret touched all our people
we are glad to say that he will be with
us for another year, and begins his
new year next Sunday, by both morn
ing and evening services.
The conference made Its appoint
ments. Itev. W. H.Christy continues
as superintendent of the Maryvllle
district. .1. M. Coil is assigned to
. Craig; L. L. Smith to Fillmore; T. C.
Taylor continues at Hopkins; A. C.
llrown to Maltland; J. 0. Walker to
Mound City; A. .1. Hrock continues at
Albany; Oregon, L. C. Powell Is re
turned; W. il. Enyeart goes to the
Wesley church in St. Joseph.
The Missouri conference lias an in
terestlng history, extending from the
nearly century ago when the tirat
session was held in the old Shlloh
meeting house In the Illinois terri
tory. That was September, 1810, and
lllsliop McKendree was the presiding
officer. The next year the session
was held In Hethel meeting house,
still in' Illinois territory, and then
Hethel meeting house In Vlncennes
county, Indiana, was the seat of the
it was not until 1811) that the con
ference got over Into what is now the
state of Missouri, the session that
year being held at McKendree chapel
In Cape Girardeau circuit, Missouri
territory. In 1824 and 182.1 the scene
shifted to Illinois, the meetings being
held one year In Padlleld, St. Clair
county, and the next In New Tennes
see, Saline county.
i Uir county court held a three das'
session last week, and disposed
of some routine business, the
most. Important of which was
the selection of the election
Judges for the coming regular elec
tion, which will be found elsewhurelu
('. W. Lukeiis tiled his resignation
as a Justice of the peace of Lewis
.Mrs. Nora SI pes was adjudged to be
an Insane person, and she was ordered
committed to the St. Joseph asylum,
anil a warrant for 7s was ordered
diawn for her maintenance for six
Circuit Clerk Dunham tiled his var
ious reports as follows:
Criminal cost hill 2iis ;ij
Jury script, August term .'I7li 70
Fines assessed, August term .. ;i:i2 (Hi
Fines collected S2 Oil
A balance of 12.1.!i.1 was found in
the Craig ditch, No. I, and l...::n In
Craig ditch. No. 2, which balances
were ordered transferred to the Fines
and Foi failures fund.
John Crittenden brought In u wolf
scalp, and lie was given a warrant for
The county highway engineer was
ordered to survey and mark out a
new 4u-foot public road, to run north
easterly from the Summit church, and
to tile Ills report at the coming No
vember term. Commencing at a
point in the public road, leading from
Mound City to Craig, near said
church, thence northeast on the west
side of thu ditch or creek, and ending
In the center of thu road at or near
the northwest corner of the northeast
quarter of section 21, In township H2,
Figure It Yourself.
Wu give below thu electoral vole us
cast for Taft and Hryau and the
electoral vole of 1112 under the now
Tart Hryan Klec. Vole
Alabama - II It!
Arkansas n l
California... lu - l.'l
Coloraih " n
Connctlcut.. 7 7
Delaware... :i .'I
Florida 5 il
Georgia.... - 1.1 U
Idaho :i - 4
Illinois -J7 I'll
Indiana.... 1.1 1.1
Iowa l.'l - l.'l
Kansas 10 In
Kentucky... l.'l l.l
Louisiana.. 0 in
Maine ! u
Maryland... '.' u 8
Mass'uselts. Hi is
Michigan... It - 1.1
Minnesota.. II II
Mississippi.. - u 10
Missouri.... is is
Montana... :i 4
Nevada.... - 3 :t
New llamp, 4 4
New Jersey IL 14
New Mexico :i
New York.. :m 4..
N. Carolina - ' 12 12
T Dakota.. 4 .1
Ohio 2.1 24
Oklahoma.. 7 10
Oregon 4 fi
Pcnn'vanla. .14 38
It. Island.., 4 .
S. Carolina. 11 U
S. Dakota.. 4 fi
Tennessee.. 12 12
Texas 18 20
Utah 3 . 4
Vermont... 4 4
Virginia.... - 12 12
Washington 5 "
W. Virginia 7 - 8
Wisconsin.. 13 1.1
Wyoming... 3 .'I
Miss Edna Gray wasylsltlnghoine
folks a couple of days last week, near
TIIKV TAKE FHKNCII IjKAYE.
Four Prisoners in the County Jail
Make a Clever Get-away.
Sheriff McNulty feels greatly broke
up because four of his boarders left
him without saying "good-bye," or
leaving a sufficiency of Uncle Sam's
promise to pay, to liquidate their
board accounts. It was Just so easy
for them to leave, and had not the
sheilff and family attended church,
Sunday evening last, It might not
have happened. Hut It did, and now
thu sheriff Is as busy as the kid with
thu itch, looking for Ills boarders.
The four weru lu Jail for penitentiary
offenses, and some 'of the sheriff's
friends console htm by telling him,
they had only gone Ho get a Job to
earn some money with which to pay
their attorney, but he don't believe
It, and says he will give -'" for the
captuie of any one of them.
Lewis Itarnard. John Crane and
Geo. Johnson, were arrested Sept.
bth for robbing cars at Napier, and
Karl McDonald, charged with eilinl
nal assault on Mrs. ('has. Polsgrove,
near Foibes. Sept. illh. They were
all awaiting trial at the coming Jan
uary term of our circuit court.
Sunday night our sheriff and wife
at tended church. The children were
visiting, and the four prisoners were
In the corridor of the lower cell, and
had liberty to go In "and out of thu
cage. They were locked In the lower
cell. Immediately to thu west of the
cage In the celling was an opening,
which had lecn used for somu purpose
lu forme; days, but this bad been
closed, by being covered with Mooring,
ami this covered with steel sheeting.
Thu piisoneis some lime had evi
dently loosened this, and removed It,
and they ascended Into the second
Moor cell, and then passed out Into
l;u second story hallway, thence
down thu stairway, out of thu south
front door to their liberty.
There being no prisoners lu the
second story cell, Sheriff McNulty did
not deem it necessary to keep the
door leading into It locked. The
prisoners are no doubt thankful that
the sheriff thought, that way.
The sherilf Is doing all in his power
In capture them, but they having
.something like ten hours self leave of
absence before discovery, they were
likely many miles away, when thu
sherilf went to serve thcmthclr
breakfast, and discovered his four
birds had Mown.
An otd case knlfu was found In thu
upper cell, and II showed the marks
of service, and as this Is thu only In
strument found, tl Ih likely they pa
tiently accomplished their work with
Prior to lsii.1 there weru no records
kepi of Jail deliveries in fact there
has never been any systematic record
kepi, but fioii'i time to time wu havu
picked up a bit of record on thu sub
ject, and we heru give a list of the
Jail deliveries since I'HV
I'p to IH.VI the Jail consisted or an
old fashioned log, two room building,
with grated windows, ami stood on
the ground now occupied by the ('. ,
Proud residence. In I8.V.1 u new Jail
was built In the south east corner of
the square, and was of stone. This
stood until 157(1, when It was made
larger and steel cages built. I'p to
that time Jail duliveiies weru much
more frequent than since that lime.
The Jail deliveries as our records
show weru those of:
Peterson, June iwo.
Kd Grooms, Oct. iwG.
C. Cook, March ISiiil.
David Neeley, Nov. lswi.
S. Vanvlckle, Sept. IWiil.
Kit Colvln, Sept. I81MI.
Itohurt Gibson, Sept. lHiiil.
D. II. Lelda, March 180U.
Air Allison, March isuti.
Kphram Coveulale, April IH70.
G. W. Greeley, March 1871.
Larayette May, Jan. 1872.
Lewis Hoyles, May 187.1.
Asher Lease, Oct. 187.1.
Isaac Haldrldge, Oct. 187.1.
Francis May, Oct. 187J.
Josephus Grimes, Feb. 187,1,
David ItatlllT, Dec. 187H.
D. F. Ames, Dec. 1870.
Clinton Williams, Dec. 1877.
Frank Miller, Dec. 1877.
Grant Homier, Feb. 1887.
Chas. Haker, Oct. 188H.
Geo. Marshall, Oct. 1888.
Wm. Gooden, Oct. 1888.
Jas. Kiinberly, Nov. 1881).
Tom Harrett, July 189.1.
Jim Murray, July IHftt.
Clay Marshall, Sept. 18H.1.
Wm. Heed, June 11)01.
Sam Grooms, June IDOL
John Crane, Oct. 13, 11)12.
George Johnson, Oct. l.'i, 11112.
Lewis Barnard, Oct, 13, 11U2.
Earl McDonald, Oct. 13, 1012.
Thus It will be seen that we have
had X deliveries since ISM. with but
live recaptures so far as know: these
were Frauds May and Asher Lease,
who were sentenced to the pen: Tom
Harrett and Jim Murray, and Wm.
Harrett and Murray held up John
Gordon, and robbed him In May
189.1, and were recaptured In March
18IN1, and at the April term, iH'.'tl.tliey
were glen two .tears each for high
way robbery. May and Lease were
sentenced for grand larceny.
VanVlcklu was charged with the
murder of his step-father. Dr. I lest,
who lied lu the Hush Kottom near
Higelow, He was never recaptured.
Peterson was also charged with
murder -for the killing of a man
named York, In the winter of Isui.
Sam Itaymoud, who rohlK-d Ihe Hat
Held A Wyman store at Maltland,
January il. Is; is, was glum the tears
at the April, Is'.w, turm. He escaped
on Ids way to thu penitentiary by
Jumping from a Missouri Paclllc train
out of Kansas City. Raymond made
good his escape, but lu October, luos.
hu was arrested at llalelgh, North
Carolina, and was given 1.1 years ror
carrying a burglar's out III.
James Gray was given .1 years, at
thu April isui term, ror robbing the
Farmers' Hank at Maltland. lie too
Jumped from the same train with
Itayiniinil-tliey were pals .but be
was recaptured. In July, IIkis, he
killed a colored prisoner In thu pen,
and Is serving time Tor the crime.
David Miller, chaiged with the
murder uf Samuel Ciow on March .'I,
IMK), attempted to bieak Jail. June 1.1,
Woo, but was blocked In the game.
Coons stole a pair or horses from
Jonas Kllloll, or Mound City.
Heed stole personal propeity rrom a
Mrs. McAllister, or Craig, and sold it,
and used the money.
Gooden was awaiting trial ror forg-
cry, and at the January term, s"ll, he
was given live years.
ThefQuarrel With Prosperity.
Asja specimen of conditions lu the
I'nlttd States take 1 lie llgures recent ly
publlshed of our foreign commerce
Thu mouth of August made a new
high record both in Jexisirls and Im
ports, the Increase amounting to more
than t2.1,non,iHM) in both what we sold
and bought abroad, the exports lead-
lug by a good margin. For the eight
months ending with August last,
there was a gain of f I,1o,oN),ihni In ex
ports and pi,ooo,non In Imports. If
the August total of foreign tradu kept
up mr a year the amount ror twelve
mouths would be f:i,sro,noo,noii, The
four-bllllon line Is within sight, I hough
the three-billlou mark was hut re
cently attained. When the country
returned to protection Democratic
writers and speakers declared that our
foreign commerce would bedestroyed.
The real result has been Its unex
Wherever the test of existing con
ditions Is applied a similar showing Is
made. There Is something peculiarly
wanton In assailing a party under
whose control the nation has thus
advanced. Such an exhibit lu prlvato
business would win thu commenda
tion of all fioiicerneil. A noisy oiler
to better It would be received with
derision by practical, experienced
men. Vut It is proposed tot brow out
the party or achievement, with the
business or the country at high tide,
the t reasury in excellent shape, and
international alfairs satisfactorily lu
hand. Thu Republican party has far
less at stake than thu wholo body of
people. A defeat or thu party would
lead to Its speedy return to power,
but who can calculate thu Important
alfairs of government that would go
wrong, or gauge the emergencies cer
tain to follow a national mistake.
The plain logic of the situation is
that no blunder will bu committed,
anil no mistake will bu made by the
voter If hu sees that his ballot reads
on the ,1th of November:
For President, Wm. II. Taft.
For Governor, John O. McKluley.
For Supreme Judge, John Kennlsh.
For Congress, Claud V. Hickman.
For Representative, William R.
County Judge 1st Dlst., Peter 11.
County Judge 2d Dlst., Isaac D.
Prosecuting Attorney, A. M. Tlb
bels. Sherilf, Geo. K. Gulvln.
Assessor, Perry W. Ramsay.
Public Administrator, Geo. W.
County Treasurer, Sebourn Carson.
Surveyor, John H. Peret.
Coroner, Dr. L. II. Long.
Fred Cook, of Craig, who made us
an excellent circuit' clerk, 190711)11,
was here Saturday, visiting his many
Not A Democratic. Measure.
"The loud proclamations In the
North that the act of May II was a
Democratic measure Is entirely un
supported by facts. Thu majority of
the Democrats were all the time In
opimsltlon to any Increased pension
legislation, and all pension bills were
passed by the Republicans fotlny al
most solidly forthem and being Joined
by enough Democrats from the North
ern States to make a majority. The
passage of the act of May 11 liegan In
the last session of the illsl Congress,
when the Republicans In thu House
by an almost unanimous vote passed
the Sulloway Hill. There was a ma
jority for It In thu Senate, and It was
only defeated by a technical objection
raised by a Republican Senator, lu
the meanwhile Gen. Sherwood mid
other Democrats from Indiana, Ohio
and Illinois had produced a great
movement In favor or the so-called
dollar-a-day hill. Gen. Sherwood In
troduced a hill on these Hues, which
after Mug materially changed In the
House, was passed Dec. 12, IHI1, by a
vote or 2211 yeas to 02 nays, or the
22H yeas, RH.ornearly seven-elevenths,
were cast by Republicans and U.1 were
cast by Democrats, or the 12 nays
only seven were Republicans and 8.1
Democrats. The six present who did
not vote were all Democrats, and or
the i2 who did not vote 2.1 were Re
publicans and .'in HcmiK-rals.
The substitute hill which Senator
McCutnber, chairman or the Senate
Committee on Pensions, reported, and
which combined both the age and
service features, was brought to pass
age by Senator McCumber March 2s,
IUI2, and passed by a vote or .11 to HI.
of the .11 yeas, ;fi were Republicans
and l.'l Democrats, Ten Republicans
and II Democrats did nut vote.
Thus It will he seen that In both
Houses 1711 Republicans voted for In
creased pensions to los Democrats.
In both Houses lo Den.oorals voted
against the pension bill to eight Re
publicans. These llguies seem to us
conclusive as to the claim that the
pension hill was a Democratic meas
ure. Had thu Democrats alone voted
on the bill it would have been over
whelmingly defeated, as will he seen
by the llgures.. National Tribune.
We send our kindly greetings to
Joseph Hodgln. who on the.lth Instant,
celebrated his 77th birthday, and his
good wife In connection with thu
children arranged ror a general
"round" or kindred ami friends, and
they came ami took possession or the
place, and had a great time. a time
that 'I'ncle'Moewlll likely remember
thu balance or his days.
For something over 42 years he has
Ihtii a reader tif Tin: Skntinki., and
lor over sixty years he has been a resl
dent or tills county and Hickory
township, and for over llfty years oil
the samu rami In thu F.ilrvlcw dis
trict, lu 18.17 he purchased I2U acres
rrom Jesse llolln. ror which he paid
l.oo an acre, lie now owns 700 acres
which he values at a straight f Iimi
per acre. "I'ncle Joe," as hu Is fa
millarly called, camu to this county
In ictuber HU, and went to work
ror Judge Ish as a farmhand In Hick
ory township. He camu from Wash
ington county, Indiana, where he was
born In 183.1. lu company with him
came John W. Davis and Kd. Davis,
brothers: and his brother, Noble Hod
gln. Mr. Ilodgln has twice married;
his first wife was Harriet Lawrence,
of this county, ami they weru mar
ried in 18.1s and two children was the
result ot this union Theodore and
Jenulu, now Mrs. Jacob Kline, and
these have three children; she died
In I87U. In IH7I, he married Susan K.
Denny, who Is Mill keeping him com
pany. Three children resulted from
this marriage-Nellie, wife of Dlku
Williams; Km melt, who married Flor
ence Fllnn; and Harney. He and wife
are memliers of thu Christian church
and "Cnclu" took part In organizing
the falrvlew Christian church lu
I8U8, under the efforts and work of
Killers Wm. Trapp and J. W. Tate,
lie and wife are enjoying the best
of health and wu hope many years
yet may lie spared them.
To Lease Coal Lands.
Yielding to the demands or con
servatlonlsts that coal lands hereafter
be leased by the government to pri
vate concerns Instead or allotted or
sold, the Interior department an
nounced that the plan would be tried.
Van II. Manning, assistant director
or the bureau of mines, will complete
the details of leasing 2,480 acres or
government coal lands In that state
to a local corporation. The leasing
experiment will be carefully watched
and, if successful, probably will mark
a revolution In the policy of the gov
ernment in dealing with Hie public
The land to be leased Is located
near Lander, AVyo. The corporation
desirous of mining the coal Is to pay
I for each acre In the tract and a
royalty of il) cents a ton for each ton
mined during the first live years and 8
Cents for the following live years.
After that, the royalty will be llxed
by the secretary or the Interior, the
leasing corporation having the right
to renew the lease up to thirty years
The government proposes to main
tain a rigid supervision of the man
ner lu which the coal Is taken from
the ground. It also will nmlill.li ni.
leasing, traffic lu Intoxicants on the
premises amntest ruction or mutila
tion of the nrooertv mill u III ri.ui.rt-a.
the right to revoke the lease at any
time ror violation or the rules.
A Needed Improvement.
A much-needed Imnroviiiieiit.utiitli
or Forest City In the way or drainage
and road-making, Is about to be con
summated through the co-operation
or thu railroad comnanv. the Mill
Creek drainage district and the coun
ty court. The railroad eiicliieer uml
County Highway Kmrineer Mnrrfe
have been runnlnir the line the mo,
week, and It now looks as though
sonicthliur substantial was going to
It Is pioposed to widen Mill Creek
from the lion bridge near the old
Hanks place: run south some l..Vi
feel and Join 011 the east hank of thu
Mill Creek drainage canal, making a
roadway s reel wide with an eleva
Honor about 12 inches above high
water mark. Fiom this hrlilce on thu
south side ot the creek, running east,
to the root or t lit III II IT a levee friini
one to three and a hair reel high, and
alsml rour reel at top, a levee will bu
thrown up along the creek, the entire
length to the hlulf. The countv
court, the railroad company and the
drainage district will each hear one-
third or Ihe cost.
The Single Tax.
What Is It Y Too simple rorexiend
eil thought, one single tax, levied on
one single kind of property the land.
Let us look this "single" Idea square
lu the face. Why are we taxedv For
two primal objects the protection of
person and property. The personal
case of all, rich or poor, from a sick
mind or body, rrom thu sintering from
thu lack of rood or clothing Is taken
care or by the state lu eleemosynary
institutions and the county rami, the
properly of all has the majesty of the
law and officers to protect their prop
erty, paid for by taxation. This pro
tection of property and person Is uni
versal so Is taxation on all properly
and a poll tax on all able-bodied
males. This Is Jusi.aml a tax-dodger
Is as much a Ihlcf as the one who
picks my pocket.
What Is a slngle-iaxer, H hu owns
less real estate than personal property
and Is a millionaire lu bonds, stocks,
money, notes and mortgages, hut a
tax-ihslgerv For hu would shirt this
Just burden olf his shoulders ami sad
dle It on I lie back of land owners, anil
what Is now then, punishable under
thu law, becomes, If this law Is
passed, legalled robbery.
Let us not vote on our necks a yoke
thai will bu hard Indeed to hear lu
thu single tax. The single taxer Is a
single Ideal cltleu, who sues hut one
phase, or this greal subject - to dodge
thu Just burden of the maintenance
of law and order, taking care of per
son and properly, or Improving thu
roads and building up the statu, and
shirt, this great burden or which they
are thu greatest beneficiaries, upon
thu backs of the owners of laud. Thu
land the bed rock of all the essen
tials necessary to our wants and very
existence: the laud rrom which thu
food and clothing or all is produced.
The land, that, If Impoverished, cold
and hunger places their chilly hands
on the poor.closes mills and factories,
clogs the wheels of progress and
makes personal property, although
free rrom taxation, depreciated value.
The state Republican platform de
clares against thu Single Tax amend
ment, and wu ask you to remember
this and cast your ballot for
John C. McKluley for Governor.
John Kennlsh, Supreme Judge.
Claud V. Hickman, Congress.
Wm. R. Swope, Representative.
Peter Raiser, County Judge.
A. M. Tlbbels, Prosecuting Attor
ney. Geo. Gelvln, Sheriff.
Perry Ramsay, Assessor.
Geo. W. Cummins, Public Adminis
trator. Sebourn Carson, Treasurer.
Jno. II. Peret, Surveyor.
L. II. Long, Coroner.
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