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f.Hfftttll 39TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1904. NUMBER 35 r K 1 Arrival and Departure of Mails at the Postoffice, Oregon, Mo. . MAILS DEPART 7:20 a.m. For Omalra-lanu intermediate points, and all points north, east and west. 12:10 p. m. For alljpointslnorth, .south, east and west, lexcept JTarkio and Villisca branches. For St. Joseph and intermediate points. For New Point only. He'wiB supplied by Rural Car rl "oute No. 2. For"Y.lisca, north, mail to all points north, east, south and west, except intermediate be tween Forest ity and St. Joseph MAILS ARRIVE. Omaha Mails from all points," :40 a. m. :t:30 p. m. 9 :45 a. m. 4::i0 y. m. X ;50 :i. m. north, east, south and west. 10:SOa. m. Villisca and Tarkio Valley branches. Mails from north east, south and west. 1 1 :30 a. 3 :15 p. m. m. From New Point only. Main line K. C, St. Joe. Si. C. B. Mails rom all points, north south, east and west. From St. Joseph. Rural Route No. 2, leaves. Re turns at 4:00 p. m. Rural Route, No. 1, leaves. Re G:00 p. m. it :45 a. in. 9:45 a. m. turns, 4:00 p. m. Mails are made up promptly 15 minutes be fore departing time. New Point mail arrives and departs daily except Sunday. Mail to Fortescue, Rulo andlpoints on the B & M. in Nobraska'within 100 miles of this office, should be mailed before 8:45 a. m. in order to reach its-destination the same day. Mails for main lino-of K. C, St. Joe. & C. B. north and south, are made up and depart at the same time. December Tax Collections. County Collector Stock filed bis monthly report of collections for Decern ber, and while not so large as one year ago, they are large enough to convince aoy one that a very large sum of money passe3 through his hands in the last month of the year. Fuliy 75 per cant of all the revenue of the county is col lected during the month of December. Added to previous amounts collected during the 12 months of the fiscal year ending December 31, this amounts to $101,84-2.47. Those who have not yet paid their taxes for 1903, can do so during the re maioder of January and up to the last of February when the year's books will be closed, and they will then become known as delinquent, and a penalty of one per cent is added. The collector's statement for December showed the fol lowing collections: Delinquent S 354 71 Dramshop 451 10 Drainage districts 2,690 33 Railroads 9,895 77 Western Union Telegraph .... 232 03 Telephone 208 94 Current taxes 53,795 00 Total $07,657 88 The total for the year by months was: January $ 12,130 94 February 10.997 85 March 1,571 27 April 1,687 81 May 1,263 55 June 367 69 July 258 01 Augast 810 31 September 362 89 October 648 63 November 4,085 64 December. 67,657 88 $101,842 47 Monarch. Mrs. D. N. Garner called on Mrs. D. B. Fancher Tuesday. Mrs. D. N. Garner is having a new carpet woven by Mrs. Clary. M b. Cinda Guyer bought a turkey of Mrs. Eliza Smith, that tipped the scales at eighteen pounds. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd spent a few hoars very pleasantly with Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Garner last Tuesday. There is quite an interesting meet ing going on at Monarch school house, Rove McFarland and Hull conducting it. Quite an interest is being manifest ed. Everybody cordially invited to come to the meetings now in progre-s nt the Monarch school house, being conducted by Rev. Hull, oF St. Joseph, and Rev. McFarland, of Tarkio. Mo. Liet me say a word to tne young folks Remember the past. Think how mamma tended you in your childish sor row, in the long, feverish nights of pain. No hand like mamma's could lighten the sorrow and pain of sickness. No body on earth could attend to you; could soothe away pain and pickness like mammas. Don't forsake mamma and papa when you are blessed with health Remember your parents X. Y. Z. John Adolph is having a tussle with the measles. Al! $1.50 shoes, on sale at $1.00 at the Racket. See Racket advertisement. Mart. Ganhardt, of Goodland, Kas., is visiting his sister, Mrs. Chris. Fuhr man, of this city. Elder W. S. Cash, of Tarkio. will preach at the Christian church, Janu ary IT, morning and evening. PINKETY-WINKETV WEES. The Sentinel's Records of Births in Holt County During- the Year 1903. For some curious reason there seems to be a popular notion that it is desir able that the first babv born in a house hold should be a boy. This feeling entirely separate and apart from the motives which render welcome the btrth of male heirs in royal families. It easy enough to understand why the Czar of Russia or the King of Italy should be particularly solicitous for son to inherit his crown, pince in neithe country are women permitted to ascend the throne So it comes about that there is actually talk about the Czar divorcing the Czarina, so that he may marry a wife, who will bear him chil dren. There was bitter disappointmen in Italy becuase the first and second children of Victor Emmanuel an Helena were both girls. But why should parents, who have no requirements to meet in the way of pro viding rulers for their country so greatly prefer boys to girls when their first children are born? Isn't it just as pleas ant and convenient for a boy to have an older sister as it is for a girl to have an older brother? Isn't a little girl in the house quite as much a well-spring of pleasure as a boy? The prevailing pref erence is directly due to the selfishness and egotism of men, who covet sons to bear their names and inherit their occu pat ions. Women realize more satisfac tion by far in the companionship of girl children than boys afford them, but that cuts no figure with fathers who are given to magnifying their own impor tance and their own wishes. An assortment ot tne sexes is essen tial to the perpetuation of society, but as a matter of fact, girls are nicer than boys, any day in the week, and it much less trouble to bring them up. It is absurd and shameful the way some people carry on when girls come into the family instead of boys. These grumblers don't appear to realize that children that are born without disabil ity or aetormity, ana mat are souna in mind and body, ought to be hailed as joy and a blessing, and that, in addition to being senseless to complain that they are not this or the other, it is wicked and ungrateful. Hurrah for girls, any way! What would the boys be without them? But twice since 1895 have the girl births exceeded the boys, these were in 1901 and the year 1903, just closed, and at no time since 189a has the death rate exceeded the births, while in the same period the births have exceeded the marriage by 600. The first birth reported to us during the year was on the 7th of January, daughter, bom to Dr. Perry Kelley. The last birth whs a daughter born to Thad Crannell and wife, December 31. Ch fist mas day was celebrated by J. H. R ffe, his wife presenting him with a son. There were five pairs of twins during the year, four of which were girls, and one pair consisted of a boy and girl. These twins came to the homes of: Tilfoid Brock and wife, September 10, girls. Mr. Minchell and wife, June 25, girls. Mr. Bledsoe and wife, December 21. girls. James Colhour and wife, August 10, boy and girl. Ed. Briuegar and wife, December 29, girls. There were 22 births each in te months of June and July; 21 in April and 10 io February. July was the best for girls, 15 being born in that month and November the best for boys. with 11. Thn births for the year were 118 girls and 89 boys, a total of 207. The. month ly average was 18, or one birth in every 43 hours. The monthly average of deaths for the year will show about 10, while the monthly average of marriages show the same as that of the deaths, 10. The monthly birth record during the year 1903, is as follows: Boys January 8 February 6 March 5 Girls. 11 4 13 12 8 12 15 Total. 19 10 18 21 14 22 22 13 IS 13 20 April 9 May 6 June 10 J uly 7 August 6 September 9 October 9 4 9 14 November ....11 December 3 -jo Totals 89 US 207 The division of the sexes in births since 1895 has been as follows: Girls. Boys. 1895 71 90 2896 81 144 1897 141 143 1898 82 116 1899 100 110 1900 123 142 109 84 118 103 Totals 909 The following table will be 1025 instruc tive to those inclined to look into it, it gives the marriage, birth and death record since 1895: Marriage. Birth. Death Birth. 161 225 284 193 210 265 197 187 207 1934 1895. 1896. 1897. 1898. 1899. 1900. 1901. 1902. 1903. 170 164 143 149 168 148 136 129 121 1 132 123 165 105 120 12? 117 1085 Totals. . . . 1328 The following is the alphabetical record of births, as reported to us dur ing the year 1903: Austin, Ben and wife, March 16, girl Anderson, A lonzo and wife, April girl. Acton, Wm, and wife, July 24. girl. AlKire, J E, and wife, August 13, boy Armstrong, Jno., and wife, September 13, girl. Allen, Frank, and wife, October 7, girl Allen, Gao. H., and wife, November 30, son. Armstrong, Henry, and wife, Novem ber 26, boy. Asendorf, Claud, and wife, December 11, girl. Asendorf, Chas., and wife, December 14, girl. Burger. Ulrich, and wife, January 24 boy. Bunker, Carey, and wife, January 28 son. Bowman, Jas., and wife, January 18 girl. Blair, Ivan, and wife, February 9, girl Boswell, Spencer, and wife, February 12, girl. Boswell, Dan, and wife, February 28, son. Beal, William, and wife, March 8, girl Bond, Wilbur, and wife, March 10, boy. Brumback, Al., and wife, March 31 girl. Burgess. Sam, aad wife, April 10, boy Brooks, Perry, and wife, March 23, girl Baker, C. B., and wife, April 22, girl Burge, Louis, and wife, May 17, son Bartram, Elmer, and wife, June 9, boy Briggs, Henry, and wife, June 28, son Brohan.Hugh, and wife, July 18, girl Baker, Charles, and wife, July 19, girl Beeler, Clote, and wfe, July 27, girl Benefield, Mr., and wife, August 7, girl Brock, Tilford and wife, September 10, twin girls. Buckminster, E. A., and wife.Septem ber 15, son. Bennett, W. H., and wife, October 10, boy. Bender, Jno., and wife, November 28 son. Bledsoe, Mr., and'lwife, December 21 twin girls. Brinegar, Ed., and wife, December 29, twin girls. Crider, E'mer, and'wife, January 14 girl. Crockett, Denny, and wife, January 14, son. Caton, J. W., and wife, February 10, boy. Carson, W. H., and wife, March 3, son Criswell, D. W., and wife, April 4, son Christensen, Andy, and wife, April 14, girl. Cies, Charles and wife, April 18, girl. Cropp, Eppa and wife, May 4, son. Chad wick, E. H , and wife, May 11, girl. Christian, S. B., and wife, July 7, son. Carr, Dan, and wife, July 15, girl. Christian, Elmer, and wife, July 23, girl. Colhour, Jas., and wife, August 10, twins, boy and girl. Cole, Ollio, and wife, September 10, son. Carson, Scott, and wife, September 5, girl. Copp, Charley, and wife, September 25, girl. Cupp, Charley, and wife, October 19, son. Conner, Robert, and wife, November 10, girl, Case, A. L., and wife, November 16, girl. Cass. Bert, and wife, December 18,boy. Crannell Thad, and wife, December 31, girl. Dukes, Fred, and wife, January 12, girl. Dankers, Andy, and wife, January 27, irl. Dreher, John, and wife, February 7, son. Dobbins, Wm., and wife, April 7, boy. Donnahoo, Robt., and wife, May 13, son. Doebbling, Ed., and wife, May 24, boy. Donahoo, Albert and wife, May 22, son. Dieher, Fred, and wife, June 30, boy. Derr, Linn, and wife, July 20, son. Deulin, Otis, and wife, November 27, boy. Davis, Ray, and wife, December 29, 1901. 1902. 1903. 88 son. Erdodi. Stenhen. and wife. February 89 24, son. Field, Ira, and wife, January 30, girl Fawks, R. W., and wife. January 14 son. Feuerbacker, Jno., and wife, March 6 girl. Falconer, Lee, and wife, April 7, son Fullerton, Clarence, and wife, May 24 girl. Farley, James and wife, July 13, boy Fike, Orville, and wife, October 12 son. Fancher, D. B and wife, November 14, girl. Gallagher, Jas , and wife, January 20 girl. Groves. W. R , and wife, May 6, girl Gill, Clarence, and wife, June 4, girl. Greiner, Jno. and wife, June 13, son Gookins, Lincoln, and wife, July 8 girl. Gaffney, Emmet and wife, July 25. son Gelvtn, Wm., and wife, August 5, girl Gordon, Albert, and wife, October 21 son. Hahn, Fred, and wife, January 21, girl Hoar, Harley, and wife, March 5, girl. Hamm, Robert, and wife, March 23 giri. Heicman, Wra., and wife, March 27, boy. Hurlbnt, W. D., and wife, April 16, son. Heits, Luke, and wife, June 28, .girl Hardman, Will, and wife, August 3 boy. Hamm, Wes., and wife, August 15, girl. Hendrix, Newt., and wife, October 13 boy. Herman, Joe, and wife, November 15, girl. Hunt, Caliie, and wife, December 1, girl. Howard, Mr. and wife, November 23, girl. Jackson, Noley, and wife, April 22, son. Jimison, Chris., and wife, September 5, eon. Jones, Allen, and wife, December 8, girl. Imboden Chris, and wife, July 26, boy. Kelley, Perry D., and wife, January 7, girl. Kruse, Herman and wife, January 8, Eon. Kelley, Jas W, and wife, January 31, girl. King, E E, and wife, Apri 15, girl. Kauffman, R, and wife, June 8, girl. King, Keedley and wife, June 7, son Kite, Luther and wife, June 29, boy. Kauffman, Emanuel and wife, August 17, boy. Kline, Wm, and wife, September 15, son. Kunkel, Lafe and wife, October 13,son Kunkel, Warren and wife, November o, son. Kyle, W M, and wife, November 27, boy. Lent, Fred and wife, March 6, girl. Locke, John and wife, March 11, girl. Louder, Roacn and wife, June 10, son. Lemon, Claud and wife, June 6, girl. Lowe, E P and wife, June 18, girl. Long, Harry and wife, September 3, girl. Lentz, Chris aod wife, September 13 son. Luse, George and wife, October 5, boy. Landon, C G and wife, November 12, son. Lease, C C and wife, November 21, girl. Lyon, Addison and wife, December 9, girl. Mains, Ira and wife, January 13, son. Miller, Arthur aud wife, January 18, son. Morrow, Harry and wife, April 16,girl. MarKt, Charles and wife, May 8, girl. Morgan, A L aud wife, June 18. girl Minchell, Mr and wife, June 2o, twin girls. Mnrtin, R H and wife, July 10, girl. Mathews, Roy and wife. July 26, girl. Markt, Will and wife, October 11, g rl. Moss, Henry and wife, November 18, irl. Mullison, Mr and wife, November 17, son. Meyer, Sol and wife, November 29fi:irl. Meyer, Amos and wife, December 4, girl. Moss, Mr and wife, November 4, son. Mander, Ed and wife, December- 15, girl. McJenkins, J B and wife, August 31 bov. McCorab, Chas and wife, November S, girl. Nie ndorf, Fred aad wife, May 12, son. Neeley, Sam and wife, June 8, girl. Nielson, L P and wife, June 17, girl. Nash, Mr and wife, November 29, girl. Owens, Chis and wife, April 12, girl. Oppenlander, John and wife, April 21, girl. Oppenlander, Earnest and wife, Aug ust 16, girl. Orr, Ed M and wife, October 14, son. Piester, Chas K and wife, February 21, on. Proud, W C and wife, April 20, girl. I Perkins, SP and wife, May 11, girl. Polly, J W and 'vife, May 8, girl. Pflumer, Henry and wife, July 5, son. Profit, Lewis and wife, August 23,girl. Pierson, W C aod wife, October 15, girl. Patton, Thos and wife, December 6, son. Quick, Bird and wife, June 11, girl. Rodecap, Williard and wife, February 1, boy. Roecker, Frank and wife, July 19, girl. Randall, Jas and wife, July 16, son. Robbing Frank and wife, July 20, girl. Ralston, H E and wife, September 14, girl. Randall, Milliard and wife, Septem ber 21. girl. Ross, John E and wife, November 3, girl. Riffe, J H and wife, December 25, son. Stadler, Chas and wife, January 27, girl. Smithers, George and wife, March son. Smock, George and wife, March 2. girl Sanderson, George and wife, March son. Stunkel, Wm and wife, May 14, girl. Schmutzer.Will and wife, May 13, son goheub, Gottleib and wife July 20,girl Siaub, George and wife, July 25, girl Shaiffer, Jacob and wife, July 20, girl Smith, Chris and wife, September 6 son. Spencer, Sandy and wife, September 20, girl. Shepherd, John A and wife, October 24, boj. Sipes, Ed and wife, November 26, son Turner, W E and wife, February 22 girl. Thompson, P A and wife, April 12,son Thompson, Claud and wife, J une 9, girl. Traub, George and wife, July 26, girl Vandeventer, Tennie and wife, March 9, girl. Vonderschmidt, Geo and wife, April 24. girl. Vandicar, J A and wife, June 10, boy Vonderschmidt, Geo and wife, June 12, son. Weller, Don and wife, January 17,girl Windsor, Rev T R and wife, January 22, g.rl. Warn pier, Isaac and wife, February 1 girl. Walker, Albert and wife, March 17, girl. Weis, Henry and wife, April 9, girl. Woodward, Frank and wife, April 12, girl. Wuelner, Chas and wife. May 2, girl. Wilson, Sam aod wife, September 17 son. Williams, R D and wife, September 14, son. Waller, Ed and wife, October 6, girl. Watson, Ed and wife, Oct -ber 18, girl Walters, Rjb't and wife, December 12, son. Young, Sam and wife, April 12. son. Yetter, Adam and wife, April 30, boy Young, Geo and wife, August 27, girl Zapp, Charles and wife, June 6, son Zachman, Wes and wife, August 28, boy. Zachman, Sol and wife, September boy. THE SILENT REAPER. GORDON. In the death of Mrs. Zilpha Gordon, uoit county loses one of its pioneer mothers, her death occurring January 1, at the age of 75 years. She was the widow of Dr. W L. Gordon, one of the early settlers and practitioners of the county. She grew to womanhood in Jackson county, her maiden name being Philpott, and was married to Dr. Gordon in loay, at tne time ner husband was a young physician at Lexington, this state. In 1853 they came to this county and entered the land, still known as the G rdon place, loc-tted between Forest City and Mound City, and was a popu lar resting place on the old St. Joseph and Council Bluffs stage route. Mound City, where Mrs. Gordon's li'e went out, wa- then known as Jackson's Point. The family moved to a farm a stiort distance east of Mound City in 1874, and in a short time a school dia trict was created and was called "Gor don," in honor of her husband Dr. Gordon served as a member of the coun ty court during the eara 185160. He died in February, 1881. There were born to this couple eight children, and strange to relate, all are still living. They are: Lewis C, of Oak Grov-; H-nj. F., Mrs. Sarah Moore, Mrs Clara Decker, Mrs. Mary Rickr, of Mound City; Mrs. Cora Evans Savil e, of Fort Sueridati, 111.; A. P. Gordon, Lee's Sum mit, Mf ; G. W. Gordon, Falk Store, Ida ho. All of these children excepting G. W., were in at endance at the funeral. There were four step chi dren, three now living. Jas A. Gordon, Mrs. Lucy Riggs and W. T. Gordon. Mrs. Cordon had been a member of the Christian chuch for ears. and she lived the life of a true Christian woman. Verily are the grand old men and women of our county passing away. SMITH. We are informed that Edw. E. Smith, formerly of Holt county, died at Lewis ton, Neb., December 28, 1903. He leaves a wife and five children. His wife was a Miss Minnie Hart well, of that 6tate. Deceased has some relatives here, Mrs. Ed. Richards being his aunt. His fa ther, Henry C. Smith, best known as "Waterloo" Smith, owned and lived on for many years the farm now owned by George Fries, Sr. Ed. was for a year or two employed as a compositor on this paper when P. J. Spencer was editor. Mound Citv News. Lawrence. William Lawrence, one of the early settlers of our county, died at his home near Craig, on Tuesday, January 5, 1904, at the age of 83 years. He settled in the Sharp's Grove neighborhood some forty years ago. He was in every respect an ideal citizen. SMITH. Lee, the 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Smith, died at his home northwest of Craig on January 2, 1904, from typhoid fever. He was a general fa vorite in his circle,and all feel keenly his death. He was laid to rest in the Parish cemetery, the funeral services being con ducted by the R-v. Flickinger, of the M. E. church. HOSTETTKR. Elderkin P. Hostettor was born in Mi nerva, O., August 9, 1829, and died at his home in Oregon, January 7, 1904. He lived in the town of his birth until the late 50's, when he removed to Penn sylvania, where he engaged in the oil business until 1861 when he entered the Union army as a member of the 12th Pennsylvania cavalry. While sick and in hospital he was captured and com pelled to march to Richmond and was there confined in Belle-Isle prison for nearly five months. He was discharged and returned to his home almost a com plete physical wreck.- In 1867 he came to Holt county and engaged in farming in Hickory township, and also southeast of Oregon. Later he gave up farming and came to Oregon and engaged in the restaurant and confectionery business. This business he continued until a few years ago, when he was compelled t quit on account of his very feeble condi tion. For the past two years he had beeo as helpless as a babe, and the charge upon the members of his family was great, but they met their every duty with a loyalty and devotion that knew no limit. Io 1869 he was married to Miss Mary Mauck. Of this union seven children were born, six daughters and one son, all of whom, save one daughter, Efhrl, who died April 13, 19J1, with the wife and mother survive him, and all except one daughter, Cora, were in attendance at the funeral. Mr. Hostetter waB in every way an ex cellent citizen, and enjoyed the esteem and regard of all who knew him. He was a member of the Christian church at the time of his death. In his long years of suffering, he was p itient and nun-com plaining. The funeral services were held from the family residence, on Sunday after noon last, by Rev. A. J. Brock, and his body laid to rest in Maple Grove ceme tery. M FARLAND Died, of consumption, at his home in Forest City, Sunday evening, January 10, 1904. George - McFarland, aged 26 years and 8 months. He Ieave9 a wife and two sm .11 children, three brothers and one sister to mourn their loss. Short funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev Acton, and the remains were laid to rest in the Forest City cemetery. Our sympathy is extended the bereaved fam ily. ProgTam of the Christian Endeavor Society of the Christian church, for Sunday evening, Jan. 17, 1904, at 6:30 o'clock. Leader, Mrtle French. Topic: "Our Temptations," 1 Cor. 10:0-13. Song service, society. Reading lesson, alternately. IIebre-9 4:13-16; remarks, leader. Prayer. Sonir, society. Roll call. Word: "Tempt." 4God Does Not Tempt," Mary Biggs. 'Tempted By Satan." Eva Carroll--God Will Deliver Us," Hazel Morri?. Song. "Yield Not, to Temptations," s-ocieiy. "Bible Characters Who Yielded, and Lessons From Their Lives," Dale Zeller, "What May We Do to Avoid Meeting With Temptation?" Pan-y Partridge. "Why is Activity in Christian Work a He!p Against Tempta'ion?" Bert Lynch. Prayer service, by all present. Song, society. General remarks. Closing ceremonies.