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REPUBLICAN TICLET.
For President.. WILLI AM McKIXLKV
For'ico-Pri.."TEOnY"ROOSKVELT
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
Governor IOSEPII KLORY
Lieutenant (Jovernor K. V A LLKN
Sin-retry of Stale. W L.I'OKTKKKI KL1
Tr.wurer W. S KLKMIXC
Auditor W.K BLOKIt.UJM
Attorney General S. F. 0'FALUX
Railway and Warehouse I'oiiiniis
pioiier CO CHOUSE
Presidential Elector 1 1 1 District:
WM. O. PIERCE.
CONVENTION DATES.
REPUBLICAN.
Senatorial, Grant City. July :tl.
Stat Judicial, Springfield, Sept. 11.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
(XILLKimtK.
Wo are authorized to announce A. S.
Smith of lienton townshii. as a candi
date for tho office of Collector of Holt
County, Rubja to the decision of the
liepulilican riominaling convention.
We are authorized to announce Xich
olas Stock, of Lewis township, as a ran
didato for thu office of Collector of Holt
eountv. subject to the decision of the
Republican Nominating Convention.
Wo are authorized to announce Emil
Weler of Forest townshin. as a cand
date for the ofHeo of Collector of Holt
County, subject to the decision of the
Republican .Nominating convention.
TRKASCRKIt.
We are authorized to announce Lewis
1. Moo'e.of Lewis township, as a candi
dato for the otlleo of Treasurer of Holt
eountv, subject to the decision of the
Republican Nominating Convention.
We are authorized to announce W. C
Pearson, of Lincoln township, as a candi
dato for tho office of Treasurer of Holt
county, subject to the decision of the
Republican Nominating Convention
ASSKSSOlt.
Wo are authorized to announce Wil
liam II. Weightman.of lienton township,
as a candidate for tho otlico of Assessor,
of Holt county, subject to the decision
of tho Republican Nominating Conven
tion. We aro authorized to announce Elmer
P. Kddy. of Liberty township, as a candi
dato for the office of Assessor, of Holt
County, subject to tho decision of the
Republican Nominating Convention.
We are authorized toannouncovarron
D. Kunkel, of Nodaway township, as a
candidate for the office cf Assessor, of
Holt County, subject to tho decision of
the Republican Nominating Convention.
SHKF.IFF.
We aro autorized to announce John
Ramsay, of Hicko-y township, as a can
didate for tho office of Sheriir, of Holt
county, subject to tho decision of tho
Republican Nominating Convention.
PHOSECUTINO ATTORXKV.
We aro authorized to announce Ivan
L. Blair, of Lewis township, as a candi
date for tho office of Prosecuting Attor
ney of Holt county, subject to the decis
ion of the Republican Nominating Con
vention. KKI'RKSK.NTATIVK.
We are authorized to announce Georgo
W. Hibbard, of Nodaway township, as a
candidate for tho office of Representa
tive of Holt County, subject to tho de
cision of tho Republican Noniinat-ng
Convention.
CON3TAIILK.
We are authorized to announce J. W.
Thornton, of Lewis township, as a can
didate for the office of constable, subject
to tho decision of the Republican Town
ship Nominating Convention.
We aro authorized to announce Charles
Waltors, of Lewis township, as a can
didate for the office of constable,subject
to the decision of the Republican Town
ship Nominating Convention.
We are authorized to announce James
R. Brown, of Lewis township, as a can
didate for the office of constable, subject
to the decision of the Republican Tonn"
ship Nominating Convention.
Republican Conventions.
To Tiik Kei-ubucaji Klectoks ok Hoi.t
Coujrrv, Mo:
A call is hereby issued to the Republican
voters ol Unit comity, to meet In their respec
tive tow.tships, nil Saturday .AiiKHit 11, 1 WO. at 2
o'clock p. in., to elect deleicates la a conven
tion which is called to meet at CralK, Mo., tin
Monday, the 13th day of August. 1WM, (or the
imrpose ot nominating candidates lor the coun
ty ticket.
The basis of representation will be one dele-
pale for each 23 votes or major fraction thereuf,
cast for (. A. Klnkleiiburtf for supreme Judge
in IMS. The allotment of delegates for the
various tuwnshlps urder such ratio will be as
follows:
Uentiui
15 lilgelow ....
.... 10 forties... ....
.... 8 Nodaway.
. fl Lewis
Liberty
. . . 3 Union -
t:lay
Forest....
Hickory..
Lincoln...
Minion...
Total..
To Aid China.
Whatever may lie tho present atti
tude of the powers of the world in rela
tion to the Chinese troubles, it can not
be denied that the news of the last few
days has been decidedly encouraging. It
has cod firmed this government in its
declared intention to act independently
of the other nations and the develop
ment of unquestioned sentiment in tho
Chinese Empire, favorablo to foreigners,
has led to tho suggestion of a possible
co-operation between the forces of tho
United States and those ot tho imperial
government?
While at ilrst this might appear to bo
a startling announcement, it is entirely
in line with a professed belief on thu
part of this government that the Chi
nese troubles arise solely from an insur
rection, the proportions of which have
caused it to pass beyond the control of
the imperial government. 1 1 the develop
ments of tho next fow days and tho work
of this government through Minister Wu
should result in a union between the
American forces on Chinese soil and a
Chine'! imperial army, an entirely new
problem would bo presented to the for
eign powers and the United States could
fuakfi a coup dVtat that would be cn-lin-ly
coiiHiirtent with our announced
policy mid at the same time would effec
tually block the ambitious plans of tho
rial I'.fia for the diHiucmlermcnt of China.
Republican Township Convention.
'Hi IbipublicaiiH of Lewis township
Htr liernby culled In meet in mass con
venlinri, nl tliH emiit house, in the city
of Oregon, nn Saturday, August II, 1000,
iniBiftdifitoly following the selection of
delf gales to attend the county nominat
ion ooBfeotion, for the purpose nf tiomi
BatlBgtOWMBip officers, to be voted for
f at lbs eoniiajr Noraniber election.
;By pfstoef ths township committee.
imrman.
AjSSSKv Ur-T. AfJCiiiK. CI
OPINION OF "FIGHTING BOB."
Says the Powers Are Sitting On Pow
der Barrels in the Chinese
Empire.
Captain Robiey U. Evans, U. S. N.
(Fighting Hob), who has la-en taking
baths at Hot Spring. Ark , for two
mouths, passed through St. Louis Mon
day forenoon en-route to Washington
While at Union station ho t.nlktd freeh
ab nit the Cliincseuitu.ttiuii, and, among
other things, said:
'In my estimation, tin-great powers
of the earth are faring the most critical
situat on that ha- arisen in modern his
tory To put it vigorously, thev are
sitting on Kiwder b:irrefc;. and an x
plosion may come at any time. If itdois
come, it will annihilate present national
lkiiimlarics and ehang the map of the
world so that it will not be reeognizn
b'e.
"I do not believe in the talk that
China may lieoouie a wnr'd power of its
own force It st'inds in immediate dan
gerof dismemberment and the partition
of the empire can only be prevented by
the United States. 1 approve of the
policy of the administration as now out
lined. Hi is country cannot afford to
stand by and sec Chin i divided up
among the European governments with
out making a protest that will shake the
w rid and announce to all I lie earth that
this nation must lie supreme in the East
ItecauM? it. holds the Philippines"
Corn is King.
I!y all means the most importantcvent
of the moment in this country is the
drenching rain that lust week, fell over
the area known as the corn 1mU in the
states of Iowa, Nebraka and Kansas.
As estimated by the action of the corn
market on Monday, they added about
one hundred million dollars to the wealth
of the land. The area now devoted to
corn, which is, in manv wavs. the coun
try's most iuiiortaiit crop, is nearly i
million and a half'acrcs greater in the
United States than oven the very large
acreage sown last year: and the condi
tion of the crop was on July 1 reported
as being very high. Nevertheless, since
tho time that this report was made the
growing corn lias guttered Fomowhat
from dr night and hot weather, and, if
this drought and heat continued, tho
corn would undoubtedly have been ser
iously damaged. The unfavorable diame
ter of the weather was exaggerated for
stieeulative purposes, as it always is, but
it was serious enough to can so anxiety.
The rains that havo fallen havo as
sured the country's corn crop of this
year. We shall, in all probability, pro
duce about two and a half billion bush
els of corn in the coming season, much
the largest crop ever raisi d, and as until
Saturday at least it was selling about
eleven cents a bushel higher, on tho
average, than it was last year, it is ovi
dent that even nlbwing for so mo de
crease in prico owing to tho favorable
conditions just reported, tho farmers will
receive a vastly greater pecuniary ad
vantage from it than they did in 1890.
Two things will serve to keen un tho
price of corn this season, despilo tho
larger yield of it; first, the comparative
ly small amount of reserve stores of tho
article now hold in farmers' hands, and,
secondly, tho very largo export demand
for corn that has sprung up in recent
years.
In the 11-caI year just ended our coun
try exported nearly .100,000,000 bushels
of corn, whereas but a few years ago we
exjiorted none at all. A great and grow
ing uso for tho staplo has been stimu
luted among foreign consumers. Former
ly regarded as a product whoso Burplus
could hardly be disposed of, it is now
eagerly sought for in nearly all the grain
markets of the world.
Their Silver Wedding.
Last Saturday, July 21, Mr. and
Mrs. George Hornecker, near Now
Point, celebrated their silver wedding
anniversary. Their dear old pastor,
Rev. Henry Fiegenbaum, who, twenty
five years ago, united them in the holy
bonds of matrimony, was present and
added much to tho joy of tho occasion.
There were about 7."i relatives and friends
present.
Following is a list of the presents re
ceived: Mr.and Mrs. Markt, berry spoon;
Mr. John Bunlz, berry spoon; Mr. and
Mrs. Hunziger, berry spoon; Mr. and
Mrs. Jake Buntz, jelly spoon; Mr. and
Mrs. John Oppenlandcr, two sets teas
poons; Mr. and Mrs. John Hornecker,
1 set teaspoons; children, set of napkins;
Cora and Lora Planalp, jelly dish; Mi.
and Mrs. Rotkin, tablecloth; Mr. and
Mrs. Yetter, stand cover; Grandma and
Mary Hornecker, 81.50; Grandma Smith,
$1.00; Mr. and Mrs. John Planalp, 50c;
Mr. and Mrs. Will Markt, 81.00; Mr.
and Mrs. Jerry Markt, 81 00; 1 dollar,
name unknown.
Army and Navy.
In the Spanish war of ISOStho Ameri
can people learned tho value and tho
need of a sufficient army and navy. In
1900 the Democratic party, having learn
ed nothing, is denouncing "Militarism,''
which means nothing more than an army
and n navy adequate to tho needs of the
United States of to-day nnd to-morrow.
Just now the United States aro called
upon to provide efficient military and
naval power for the protection of Ameri
can citizens living in China and to join
with the other great powers forthe pun
ishment of the criniQ in Pekiu. What
further disturbances may arise there,
what wider anarchy may grow there, no
man knows; but everybody knows that
for tho protection of American life and
projierty and trade in thoso vast regions
where American interests, great as they
are, arc as yet but beginning, a consider
able military and naval establishment
will lie needed. Much of it will be long
needed, for it will take centuries to wear
away in that vast population tho hatred
of foreigners, a feeling partly instinctive
and bred of conceit and partly inflamed
by the monstrous calumnies invented
and propagated by the literary and tho
official classes.
Not in China alone, but all over the
world, as trade and travel incrcaso, the
army and the navy will bo more needed
for tho protection of American citizens
and trade. Nations meet or clash at a
hundred points now for every ono point
where they used to. The United States
wish to live at p?acn with all men, but
for their own safety as well as "for their
dignity they must bo prepared for war.
Meanwhile the Democrats are gabbling
about "militarism," and have confused
1900 with 1800.
FROM CONGER.
Word Beoeived From American Min
ister in Peking.
Like a flush ot sunlight out of the dark
sky came the intelligence at an early
hour Friday last that United States Min
ister Conger had sent a cipher cable
gram from Pekin to the stato depart
ment at Washington, making known
that two days ago he was alive and that
tho foreigners were lighting for their
safety. The Chineso minister, Wu Ting
Fang, received tho message.
Within an hour the welcome intelli
gence that Mr. Conger had been heard
from, after weeks of silence and evil re
port, was Hashed through tho country
and indeed, throughout the world, dis
pclliiig the gloom which had prevailed
everywhere and and bringing to officiols,
and to tho public generally, a sense of
profound relief.
The message was as follows:
"In HrllUli Iripttlou. t'nder roiitlunrtl
Rluil iut shell I nun 'Ii1iifm troop. Oulrk
relief only run prevent Ri-nentl miuuuirre,
The message is not dated, but it is un
dcrstood was sent from Peking on the
18th.
John M. Crowley.
John Marshall Crowley is dead. At
Ilrst glance it will not appear that there
is much of interest in this announce
mem, lor .lonu Aiarsnaii urowloy was
only a colored man engaged in a counlry
print shop. Rut there was about Die
life of Crowley that should be of inter
est to every young negro boy in tho
land.
hen Crowley died he had a pretty
little home of his own in one of the pret
tieot little towns in Northwest Missouri
He was happ;ly married and surrounded
with the comforts of life. And all that
he had was earned in spit oof discourage
mcnts, in spite of prejudice, in spite of
heredity. In the spring of '79 a young
colored lad 15 years of age walked into
the office of tho Hoi.t County Skntinkl
and inquired of tho editor:
"Mistah Dobyns, hasjou got any work
a euliuil boy kin iloT
Dobyns looked Into the shining black
face -and it was a face so black that
charcoal would leave a whito mark on
it and asked:
"What's your name?"
"John Ma'shall Crowloy, Bah."
"Can you read and writer"
"No, sah. But I wants to git inter dia
hyar printin' office so 1 kin 1'arn."
And Dobyns gave the eager young
black boy a job. From that day in early
spring of TO until the day ho died, June
11, 1900, John Marshall Crowley novor
left tho employ of Thk Holt County
Skntinf.l. He learned to read and write
while sweeping out tho office, mending
tires, washing rollers nnd kicking press
As soon as he was able to spell out the
words in a piece of "reprint" copy ho bo
gan to learn tho boxes in tho case. Slow
ly but persistently ho toiled away, and
in 'tho course of time ho could set a
tring" as long ns any man at the case
in that section of the country. He was
always eager to learn something now
He asked hundreds of questions, but ho
always nsked them with an air that dis
armed anger nnd invited answer. Ho
watched tho foreman "make up" tho
paper, and ono day he surprised the boss
by making up tho old Skntinkl forms
when tho foreman was sick In course
of time he became ablo to do, and do
well, all tho thousand and one things
that must be done in a well equipped
and prosperous country newspaper office,
Crowley saved his money. Ho did not
run the streets at night. He longed to
be something better than a bootblack or
inan-of-all-work. Men noted his in
dustry, his honesty and his independ
ence, and they helped him. When he
had saved enough money to build him
self a model little cottage ho married,
the girl of hij choice, and theso two
young people became leaders in the
colored society of their town and res
pec ted members of the community.
When John Marshall Crowley died
that little Missouri town lost a citizen
who had done much for its advancement,
Ho had not founded a library. Ho had
not builded a college. He had not dedi
cated a public park. Hut he had done
better he had showed the boys of his
race that it was possible for them to be-
coino respected members of the com
munity; that they were given opportuni
ties which, if grasped, would make them
good citizens, independent nn n and
heads of happy families.
The announcement of John Marshall
Crowley's death did not call for long
eulogies in the public prints. ISusiness
houses were not closed all over the land
out of respect to his memory. His name
will not go down in history. Hut for all
of that John Marshall Crowley had done
more than many men whose memories
aro revered today. He had done the
best he could, and in the doing ho had
set an example that will be an object
lesson to his race.
When Hooker T. Washington lectured
in Omaha last winter ho paused in the
middle of his lecture and asked:
How many negro boys in Omaha are
learning a mechanical trade?
And from the vast audience came tho
reply:
'Not one."
Then Mr. Washington proceeded to
tell tho negro 1k)b what they should do.
The old colored man with his brush and
pail of whitewash once mado a good liv
ing. Hut he was a "whitewasher." The
first thing he knew a whito man came
along with an assortment of brushes and
icveral colors of wash under fancy
names. The white man called himself
an "interior decorator," and tho old col
ored man's job was gone forever.
"You negro lioys," continued Mr.
Washington, "mupt become interior de
corators, for tho whilcwai-hing job is
done."
In drawing this apt illustration Mr.
Washington conveyed a volume of sound
sciiBO in' a half dozi n sentences. Will
Maupin, in Omaha World-Herald.
From Welty and Keeves.
A letter from Mr. Edwin Welty, who
with his .wife and daughter and Johnny
Keeves, are doing Europe, announces
their safo arrival at Naples, Italy, July
nth. In a short timo after leaving New
York, which was on tho 23d ult Johnny's
stomach surrondered.hu t only foraehort
time. All others of the party escaped,
and no incident occurred to mar tho
pleasure of tho tea voyage. Speaking
of tho voyago ho says: "Tho scenes of
a voyago aro varied and interesting in
tho extreme to the eye used only to the
prairie and the forest of the interior of a
continent. Tho call of tho lookout man
perched upon the forctop; tho hail of a
passing vessel; tho flash of tho sea gulls'
vting in our wako; tho leap of the flying
fish, etc. help to make up the indescrib
able panorama of vasAess and mighty
sea. Music and dancing and pretty
girls galore enliven the evenings on shipboard.
Tho cuisine of the North German
Lloyd liners is a noted one, and tho
rueate, served in course, are claborata,
The moats are, however, so smothered
with German sauces and gitivies, as to
render them unpalatable. Tho formal
meals aro breakfast, lunch and dinner,
with light refreshments at 10:30 a. in
aud 4 p. m." Tho party arrived off
Gibraltar on July 2d.
"Gibraltar resembles in form a lion
couchant, aud in this respect tvpillc
tho great power it represents a menaco
to all Europe, that tho lion crouches for
its spring. The great rock, a shee
precipice, on ono side is indeed tho key
of tho Mediterranean. Tho town stretches
in long, narrow, straggling streets along
a sandy stretch of arid land to tho sea
at tho base of tho rock the architecture
is mainly Moorish, and the whole scene
is that of tho Orient, not of tho western
civilization, and is indeed a scenic page
from the annals of tho Arabian Nights
tamo projected into the world of a later
century. Above from overy rock
embrasure guns bristle and frown, and
tho forms of tho llritish khaki clad
sentinels aro silhouetted clearly against
tho bright, sunny sky line,outlined shari
ly by the rocky cliffs abovo you. Uelow
Spaniard and Moor, Frenchman and
American, Englishman, German and
Malay elbow and jostle each other.
Tho vegetation is that of tho tropics
tho dii6t is deep: the heat intense.
Johnny Keeves tells his parents that
ho would hate to have to live in Naples
"there are too many iieoplo for tho
place, aud beggars are at your elbow
constantly you can hardly keep them
away from you especially a young girl
on whom ho feared he had mado
'mash," and the guide, was simply com
pelled to "force" her away from me. He
isn't after any Naples girls he says; tho
Oregon girls suit him thu best. He also
tells of his visit to a "bull fight" and
saw it all enough to last him tho re
maindor of his days, should ho live to
be as old as "Mr. Methuselah" is said
to have been beforo he shufficd off this
mortal coil. Tho tight ended with the
record of one man, four horses and two
bulls among tho slain. Ho sends his
best regards to all his associates, and
especially his love to his old and foeble
grandmother, and reminds his parents
to look atter his girl, and "don't let any
body run off with her," Stewart says,
You just bet, I'll look after that girl
Thoy wero at Rome, July 10th, ho says
and the entiro party was well and enjoy
ing tho trip greatly. He .would attend
"St Peters beforo ho left."
KILLED THEIR WOMEN
At the Battle of Tien Tsin the Scene
Was Unspeakably Hor
rible The Daily Express has received the
following from Tien Tsin, dated July 18
"The casualties of tho allies in tho
thrco days' fighting beforo tho native
city of Tien Tsin exceeded 1,000. It is
now certain that thero were several Rus
sians and frenchmen lighting on tno
Chinese side. Tho Chineso killed their
own womon wholesale to prevent ttiem
falling into tho hands of the Russians
"Yestorday tho wholo.nativo city was
in flames, and tho stench of the burning
thousands of corpses was unspeakably
horrible.
"Among the incidents of tho lighting
on July 13 was the precipitate flight of
500 French troops from Annam. They
had been ordered to hold an important
point; but, on being charged by tho
Chinese with bayonets, the entire de
tachment bolted panic stricken.
"The Russians killed all tho Chinese
wounded in revenge of the Peking mas
sacre."
Program.
Tho Holt County W. C. T. U. Insti
tute and Fifteenth Annual County Con
vention at Oregon, Mo., August 1st and
2nd, 1900.
.Utlie Presbyterian church, August 1.
8:00 p. in. March.
Devotions.
March.
A dress of Welcome, Mayor Petree.
Ministers, Dr. Sawyers.
Press, 1). P. Dobyns.
W. C. T. U., Mrs. Ora Hunt.
Responso, Mrs. Pearl Gaskodl.
Music.
Gold Medal Contest.
Music,
Awarding Medal,
llenediction.
At the M. E. church, August 2nd.
MORNINC SKSSION.
9:00. Devotions, Mrs. CaBkoy.
Organization of Institute.
"Our Papers and Hooks," MissShaner
"How to Conduct a Public Meeting,'
Miss Carrie Leo Carter.
'Our Duty Ab Members of of the W,
C. T. U.," Mrs. Sanders Thomson.
How to Use tho Press," Miss Ella
O'FoIlon.
Temperance Work in the Country,"
Mrs. Rosetta Mathews.
"Parluuentary Drill," Miss Carter.
Announcements.
Noontido prayer.
Adjournment.
AKTF.rtNOON.
20. Devotions, Mrs. Stephenson.
Reports of Local Unions.
Election of officers.
Paper, Mrs. H. O. Cowan.
"To Whnt Extent Are Christians Re
sponsible for tho Saloonr" Mrs. M. V.
McCoy.
Questions of the Hour. Discussion
by Rev. Crampton and other ministers.
L. T. L., Miss Roena Shaner.
"Missouri's Methods," Miss Carter.
Adjournment.
KVKNI.VIl.
8:00. Music.
Devotions.
Music.
Music.
Lecturo, Carrie Lee Carter.
Collection. ,
llenediction.
Poultry Xhibitors.
If you want to be a prize winner at
tho great Chicken Show this fall, call at
the New Feed Store and get some of
that Corn Chop, Wheat, Oats or Screenings.
UNITED STATES POLICY
It Is Said That It Will Strongly Op
pose the Partition of
China.
A special to the Times-Herald from
Washington says:
Asa result of tho cabinet meetings
held Tuesday and Thursday, tho policy
of tho united States concerning tho
great world crisis in China is fully and
definitely decided upon. The substance
of this policy is as follows:
First -The United States will under
no circumstances join in tho partition of
China among tho jxnvers.
aeconu i no united states will use
all its inilucnec, to the utnisst oxtent,
short of war with European nations, to
prevent the dismemlierment of the Chi
nese empire.
Third -The United States proposes to
have a voice in the settlement nf the Chi
nese troubles and its voice will ever bo
raised against the spoliation and in favor
of the preservation of China's territorial
and governmental entity, along the lines
set forth in Secretary Hay's note to the
powers dated July 3.
Fourth -Tho United Stntes will notde
clare war ujion China un the present
showing of facts, no matter what other
iwwers may do.
Fifth Tho United States, acting inde
pendently and for itself, will co operate
with tho other powers in restoring order
in China, in punishing nil officials, high
or low, found guilty of crimes against
human life, and in sotting up a stable
government that may give guarantees of
security of life and property and free
dom of trade.
LATEST FROM CHINA!
Boxers Will Endeavor to Extermin
ate All Foreigners in China.
London, July 2(5. Tho Shanghai cor
respondent of the Daily Express, telo
graphing, says:
"A general rising throughout China
is now regarded as so absolutely certain
that all of the missionaries throughout
tho empire have been ordered to take
refuge without delay either at Shanghai
or Hong Kong. Rcfugeesnru beginning
to arrive from all points m thu most piti
able condition.
Washington, July 2.1. The receipt at
Tien Tsin of an apparently genuine mes
sago in autograph from Minister Conger
has dono nothing to dissipate the doubt
as to thu situation at Pekin. Tho mes
sage, which was forwarded by tho naval
officers at Tien Tsin, Taku and CheFoo,
lias served only to ilceiien tho darkest
and saddest mystery of the century.
1 lie situation at the llritish legation,
is represented to be tlio same in each
case, nnd as Mr. Conger declares that re
lief must come quicklv, if at all. thero is
ground for the suspicion that the crisis
is over. Hie assumption that tins rea
soning is correct involves the further
conclusion that Mr. Conger's cipher
message, if genuine, was redated, and of
course, if re-dated at all, that was done
by Chinese officials.
London. July 25. Tho Daily Express
has tno following from St. 1'etersburg:
"Admiral Skreydlollt.commanding tho
Russian squadron in Chineso waters, has
receivtu precise instructions to bombard
the Chinese coast towns immediately on
receipt of confirmation of tho report of
the massacre at 1'eKin.
London, July 2(5. 1 a. in. Mr. Con
ger'8 cablegram, tho substance of which
has been transmitted to tho United
States secretary of the navy, through
Captain Thomas of tho United States
cruiser Brooklyn, has increased tho bo
lief in London that there is no hopo for
the foreign legations in Pekin, and that
tho elaliorato fabric of the dispatches,
whili the (Jhiiioso are building to tier
suaue the civilized world that thu nun
istcrs are still alive, is onlv intended to
enable them to gain timo to complete
arrangements for warfare.
The McKinley Platform
It is now complete nnd clear, thanks
to Win. McKinley.
I. No freo coinage of silver at sixteen
to one. No debasement of the currency
or repudiation of the nation's promises
to its creditors. Xo relaxation of vigi
Ianco in defenceof the gold standard.
II. No return to a tariff which brings
to tho Government deficiencies in its
revenue nnd to tho people the destrue
tion of their prosperity.
III. No policy of Bcuttlein the Philip
pines, no evasion of tho duties which
am ours in that quarter of the globe.
No retreat of the Hag that means civil
ization, justice and liberty for all whom
it covers.
IV. No wavering, no turning aside, no
retreat, in tho fulfilment of our national
or international obligations in China or
elsewhere. No surrender of the prcs
tige this republic has won during the
past three years in the eyes of the world.
V. Tho Republican party can be trust
ed by tho American jieople.
Thus is the issue defined with perfect
clearness now. AH of the several proposi
tions of dishonor or surrender or shame
to which the Bryanitc platform and pro
gramme say cs,Mr. McKinlkv rejects
with an emphatic No.
Let tho American people, confronted
with Hryanism, sec so it that the Noes
have it again.
Political Orphans.
There should be none: those of the
Old Guard who feel that b reason of
the socialistic tendency of the Demo
cracy of Kansas City, that they arejKjIi-
tical orphans are radically mistaken
Men of their politics have staring them
n the face a party that stands for every
essential idea for tho sake of which thoy
have been forced to abandon the re vol u
ionized Democracy.
Tho Republican party is for honest
money; it opposes tho shame and disas
ter of repudiation of the national debt.
The Republican party lielievef in tho
constitutional principlo first announced
and practiced by Thomas Jefferson, giv-
ng to this nation the quickening life of
exiHWsion the power to grow.
Of nnother Jcffcrsonian principle, sec
ond to nonojn tho political philosophy
of that first of Democratic statesmen,
the Republican party is today tho sole
defender. It is against the rabid un-
Dcmocratic spirit that tries to create
class hatred and poison tho public mind
with anarchy. It is against tho bastard
socialism and tho unlwunded ccntraliz-
ng theories of tho Populists, today the
mainstay of Hryanism.
Tho Republican party is for the ori
ginal Democratic order of tho republic,
which Hryanism threatens at every hand.
It is for equal rights as against the vic
ious class distinction that Hryanism
leads to in the battlo which the Demo
cratic leader himself has announced
TERRY SHOw
IS COMING TO
OREGON. FRIDAY. AUGUST 3.
Terry's Big UNCLE TOM'S CABIN Tent Show.
(The only one of the kind Seated with Patent Folding Opera Chairs.)
See our Grand Street Parade
Seethe old-fashioned
Mule.
See the Bale of Cotton shipped to us direct
from the Cotton Fields of the Sunny
South.
See the Original Log Cabin on Wheels.
DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 P.
against "wealth."
Tho Republican party is forthe Ameri
c.in Hag, its dignity and authority in all
territories where it flies as emblematic
of our sovereignty, and for its prestige
abroad.
The attack upon the sort of Democrrcy
our orphan friends were bred in is today
so direct and angry, although waged in
tho Democratic name, that no voter of
his inborn sentiments can conscientious
ly hesitate a moment in joining hands
with tho party of tho defence, which to
day happens to bo led by two candid
ates nominated by a national convention
labelled Republican, even McKinley and
nnd Roosevelt.
Theso orphan voters says that tho
party name of Democrat, which origin
ally was "Kepubhcan," is a misnomer.
Let theiu apply their reason also to tho
11 J .
Republican party. They will find in that
organization, in spito of tho history of
its name, what ho seeks for in vain in
the party of Chicago and Kansas City.
It Is Up To Cnina.
Tho state department is again in a
waiting nttitudo regarding China. Ithas
frankly, promptly and fully answered
the Chinese empcror'B appeal for medi
ation, and the correspondence given
publicity makes it appear that tho nest
move is for tho Chinese government. It
is to accept or to reject our terms at
once, and in either caso, tho answer
must convoy tidings to tho state of affairs
at Peking and tho welfare of the lega-
tioners. Tho belief is not concealed
that the chances for successful medi
ation aro slight, Mediation can not bo
forced upon a party to a cause; it must
bo acceptable to all tho parties. If the
United States is to mediate in China's
interests, shemust first secure tho assent
of all the powers who havo suffered in
life or property at Peking.Tho difficulties
in the way of such an undertaking are
likely to bo many and serious, in view of
tho exhibition of feeling in Europe. But
it is said that the United States will
cheerlully undertake tho task, provided
its conditions are met. If it does not
succeed in inducing the European
powers to be lenient in their treatment
of tho imperial government of China, the
United States government will not lie
drawn into further hostilities after wo
have taken care of our own affairs, but
wo will withdraw, taking care, however.
to let it be understood that this govern
ment will not allow its proper interests
in China to be injured by tho action of
the powers that may choose to remain
obdurate.
The Christian Endeaveor convention
in Dondon, which began last Friday
morning, is tho largest, if not the most
important religious gathering ever held
in Great Britain. There aro delegates
jircsent from all parts of the world, and
with these have come visitors in great
numbers from the four quarters of the
globe. Seven hundred Americans ar-
rivi-d at Aloxandcr park in ono batch
last Friday, and other largo delegations
from tho United States wero to follow.
Tho American representatives are to
take a foremost part in the convention.
There aro signs already that our dele
gates will make thomselvcs heard and
felt in all the deliberations. The United
States is regarded as tho homo of tho
Christian Endeavor movement, and tho
delegates from all other countries ap
pear to be willing to give this nation all
the recognition it could reasonably de
mand. Notice or Resignation of Administrator.
Notice H hereby clven to all ixrsoii'4iiitPreit-
el in the rotate ot .liuiiei T. Hrailbiiry. ile-cua-u'il.
that at tlie Soiiteinlif r adjourned term
of the l'roliale Oiurt of Hull county.im llienrxt
il;iy llien-of.orai noon llierrafti-r an tlie mat
ter can tie heard, I h:ill apply to aiil court for
Iravu tn rfxlgn my letters of administration
uioii the estate of the nalJ J:une T. lirailtmry.
nifltv . 1 " Dliiiilii'iil-
Admiuhtrator.
Sheriff's Sale in Partition.
leo. K. Celvln.
Vf.
Frances I. Mclntyre. Eliza A. Weisel, Kelthec-
cn A. raiii-rson. i-.iizauem. an Dinrn. .lolin
Carroll, Mary E. lb-el ami I :ilei A. I.iiikIi
lln, her u'lanll.in.lllraiii Jinlyn anil James
Nowlamt.
In the Circuit Court nf Holt County, Missouri.
IIv vlrtHft and authority of a decree and order
of sale made by the said court. In the above
entitled came, and or a certified copy thereof,
dated .March 15. 1900. 1 will, on
. THUBSUAV.AUCUSTM. 1000.
between the hours of 9 o'clock In tlie forenoon
of that day, at the trout door of the court
house. In the city ot Orecon In Holt County.
Missouri, sell at nubile vendue, to the lilshest
bidder, the following described real estate, viz :
The southwest nuarter (s. w. ) of section
number twenty-eight (2) in township number
sixty (CO), of range number thlrty-"eveii (37.)
All Ivimr and belnrr In Holt county. State of
Missouri.
Terms ot Sale as follows, viz, : Cash In hand.
JOHN RAMSAY, Sherifl.
at 1 p. in.
Southern Cart aud
SHETLAND
M. OVERTURE AT 8:00. PERFORMANCE BEGINS AT 8:15.
Manufacturer of
Hiitrg-ies and "Wagons,
Repairing and Painting a Specialty.
Trleiillone 834. 1401 Sooth 11 Slrwt. ST. JOSEPH. MO.
Benton.
Mr.and Mrs. Edwin lntermill visit
ed Mr. Pa parents Wednesday.
llcv, Platz preached at the church
Wednesday night of last week.
Mrs. Gertrude lntermill entertained
her parents a few days last week."
Miss Anna Guthrie was tho guest of
Hessio Emerson tho first of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Bond, of Oregon,
visited relatives over Sunday of last
wm-
i w.
Work has begun for the new school
house. Some of the matorial is on the
ground.
Mrs. J. W. King entortaincd her
mother, Mrs. Bacon, of Quitman, a few
days last week.
Rev. U. G. Lacy preached an excel
lent sermon to a large and attentive au-
dionco Sunday morning.
Washington llutton was quite ser
iously injured last week while helping
with tho hay at Mr. Frazor's.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Menifee attended
preaching services at the church Sun
day, and took dinner with Walter Staley
and wife.
Mr. William Corby was badly hurt
by the falling of tho Snyder bridge, as
ho was crossing with team and wagon.
His ncphcr, who was with him, was also
hurt but not so seriously.
Bkntonite.
The Institute.
The second week of our Institutu
opened with an increased enrollment of
Bomo ten or twelve members. Tho en
rollment is'not so large this year as com
pared with other years, but the average
percent of attendance is greater. Nearly
all who have enrolled this year are in at
tendance, while in former Institutes all
have not attended that have enrolled.
Ex Stato Supt Kirk has promised to
be with us July 31, to take part in our
exercises ana discussion. JNow this
promises to be one of tho most interest
ing davs during tho Institute. Wo cor
dially invite all visitors on that day, es
pecially do wo insist that tho board of
directors of the schools of our county
attend. Because it is the earnest desire
of Mr. Kirk to come in touch with you
that ho may give you an incite and wants
of schools, so that you may co-operate
with your teacher and thereby greatly
advance the educational sentiment of
your district to a higher ideal. Como.
We thrice welcomo you.
Assistant State Superintendent of
Public Schools, L. J. Hall, was with us
Monday morning, and gavo us a talk on
conditions and progress of our public
schools and our duties as teachers. His
talk was very much appreciated by tho
teachers. Come again.
MOUND CITY.
Maude Martin,
Edward Keaster,
May D. King,
Vetah Harrii,
Jessie Hall,
Hallio Lent,
J. A. Andes,
Maudo Forney,
Dora Whobrey.
S. G. Loucks,
Lewis S. Brown,
Emma Marti,
Flora Ford,
G. H. Fickis,
. A. Cochran,
Emma Potter,
Eflio Triplett.
OREftOX,
Lclia Pinkston. J. P. Lacy,
Cora M. tryo.
J. O. Ramsay,
Henrietta Caskey.
W. A. Davidson,
B. N. Kunkel,
Minnio Rostock,
C. C. Watson,
Roxio Bailoy,
Blanche Jackson,
Carrie Schulte,
Nettie Parsons,
Maliel Graham,
Minnio Murray,
Leah Kaucher,
Mary Whitmer,
Lulu Marsh,
Alma Jackson,
Ora lirinson,
W. P. Schulte,
Cora Nocllscb,
Kstella Barbour,
Edith Dungan,
John Perret.
MAITLAXri.
Maymo Jardene, Eva Mctcalf,
Caseius Johnson, Clyde Crider,
Grace McGinnis, Hattie Wakeley,
Vita Morford, Mr. Riley,
CRAW.
Mrs. F. M. Green, Linnie Redmond,
A. D. Larnbee, Florence Reece,
Jessio Lawrence,
FOREST CITV.
Rachel Hahn, Beatrice lluiatt,
Amelia Kollmer, Chloo White,
Ola Dooley, Alice Hahn,
Bossio Wilson, I. M. Waggoner,
nfw roixr.
Ray Whitehead, Lester Hodgin,
B1CKLOW.
Myrtlo Catron, Maude McKee,
Effio St John,
RICHVILXK.
Arthur Hibbard,
yORTESCCE.
W. II. Alkirc, Ada Brown,
ELMGROVE.
Gertrude Blair, Jennie Metcalf.
HAMBURG, IOWA. .
Mollio SchatTer.
ATCHISOX COUNTY.
D. N. McCHntock.
40 PEOPLE 40
50- HORSES50
7 -BLOODHOUNDS-7
PONIES! TRAINED DONKEYS!
M. W. A. Organize at Forbes.
Forbes was completely overrun with
wood choppers last Saturday evening
Those who chop wood for a living were
U in town after a hard week's labor,
and those who belong to the Modern
Woodmen of America, on account of
its insurance being so reasonable, that
man, at a small expense, provide
for their loved ones when death has
called them hence, wero there, thicker
than leaves on a tree at this season of
tho year. Oregon camp was there infull
force, as was Forest City and New Point
camps, and visitors from several other
lodges in the state. The occasion for
this large gathering was the instituting
of a new camp of tho Modern Woodmen
of America at that place. The Oregon
camp had charge ot affairs. Those
who ofUcered it were: C. C. Watson,
V. C; Dr. Fred Markland, W. A.; W. C.
York, banker; Goo. Lehmor, clerk;Frank
Lynch, escort; Arthur Petree, watch
man;Ed. CaldwelI,sentry;James Bishop,
chiof forester; Bert Lynch, Jno, Peret,
Frank lluiatt, Jas. Milne, Jirdie Andler,
Roy Meyer, A. Hester and Frank Wood
ward, team of Foresters. There were IS
candidates present, making plenty of
work for the poor old goat After the
exemplification of the secret work, the
affairs were then turned oyer to E. A.
Williams, the district deputy, who pro
ceeded to elect the officers for Elmgrove
camp, No. 7220, M. W. A. He appointed
C. C. Watson as temporary secretary
Frank Lynch, teller. The list ot newly
elected officers: W. S. Hodgin, V. C.:
Geo. B. Donovan, W. A.; Eli Harper,
banker; Jodu Milne, clerk; Geo. Rose,
escort; Joseph Moss, sentry; Geo. Goer,
watchman and Dr. Kiopp, camp physi
cian. Managers, John Cotton, three
years. Roe Wilson, two years, and W
P. Worley, one year. The newly elected
officers were then duly installed, and
tho first meeting of tho Elmgrove camp
was closed. Then a committee came in,
a wash boiler filled with good coffeer
clothes baskets full of sandwiches, can
ned beef and fruits. milk; sugar, cheese
and crackers, pickles, in fact everything
good that a Woodman would relish. The
Elmgrove boys are as generous and jolly
set of fellows as caa be found anywheres
Dr. Mortoa, ofSt. Joseph, was called!
at tho- bedside of King Debord, on
Thursday, ot this week in consultation!
with Dr. Findloy, the family physician.
The nature of Mr. Dcbord's sickness we
do not know.
Hon. Joseph Flory
Will speak at
Craig, Mo.,
August 23, 1900.
! GRAND REUNION
J AT
TOouixd City, TOo.,
One Week, Beginning
August 13, 1900.
Extensive preparations are now being
rarfarfpfl In m.-ikn thia rAimlnn nt mini.
magnitude that no old soldier can afford
to stay away.
Neither time, money nor energy will
1a spared to make this a rousing big af
fair. It will bo a week of unalloyed
pleasure.
Good speakers, plenty of music, grand
parades, fireworks, camp fires and
amusements of various kinds.
Every day a big day. Camp ground
illuminated by electricity.
Tents, straw, wood and water furnish
ed free of chargo to old soldiers and
their families who wish to camp out
The ranks of the old soldiers are thin
ning. A few more years and these re
unions are a thing of tho past Come
and meet your old comrades. Tou will
want to attend a reunion somewhere
this year. Come to Mound City, where
you can meet the old veterans from four
states, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Ne
braska. Reduced rates on all railroads.
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