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39TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1904. NUMBER 40 JV FEBRUARY Ov.n s MTWT p sr Oil 1 2 3 4 5 6 sli 8 9 IO II 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ss DEATH OF SENATOR H ANN A With the Setting of the Sun the Distinguished Senator Sinks Peacefully to Rest. After a Heroic Struggle the End Is Reached Sur rounded by His Family and Hany LifeLonT Friends. MARCUS ALONZO HANNA. Arrival and 'Departure of Hails at the PostofS.ce, Oregon, Mo. :S0 a. m. I Some Old Ones. i Jacob Rayhill was born in Washington MAILS DEPART- i county, Indiana, January 20, 18i9, and For Oni:ilKi-anu intermediate ! ther-fore has entered upon his 86th year. points, and all points north, east and west. 12 :10 p. m. For alljpointsjnorth, south, east and west, f except JTarkio and Villisca branches. He came to Holt county in 1865 and lo catea on Ms present tarm, situated in Hickory township Mr. Rayhill married Margaret Morris, in Salem, Ind., Jan. 2. 8 :45 a. m. For St. Joseph and intermediate i 1845. M rs Rayhill died December 4,1893 points. J There were nine children born to them; -p. m. tor .w roint only fa flre no v Th an Cft,eb L 10:ooa. m. Helwiff supplied bv h'ural Car-1 , rT " . . rier, Route Xo. '2. '' an( Matt. H.; Mrs. Lizzie McDamel and 4:30 p; m. For Villisca, north, mail to all ' Mrs. J. B. Dency. He has some twenty- points north, teast, south and four grandchildren and six great-grand- ui&u&cu. Liu mo t il v; unuoi J I miu twii Forest ity an I St. Joseph MAILS ARRIVE. 8:50 a.m. Omaha Mails from all points, north, east, south and west. 10:20 a.m. Villisea and Tarkio Valley branches. Mails from north east, south and west. 1 1 :30 a. m. From Neiv I'oint only.. 3:15 p. m. Main line K. C, St. Joe. & C. I Mails rom all points, north south, east and west. 6 :00 p. in. From St. Joseph. io:ooa. m. Rural Route No. leave. Re turns at 4:00 p. m. fV io:oo a.m. Rural Route, Xo. I, leaves. Re- ' turns, 4:00 p. m. !:4." a. in. Rti nil Route, No. 3, le:ive. Ke tnrits at 4:00 p" in. Mails are made up promp.ly miuute be fore departing time. New I'oint, mail arrives and Mepai ta daily except. Sunday. Mail to Korteseue, Rulo and points on th IJ & M. in Nebraska within miles of this office, should be mailed before s:4." a. in. in order to reach its destination the .-nine day. Mails for main line of !C. C, St. Joe. & C. It. north and south, are made up and depart, at the same time. Republican Convention. To the Republsran EIer:nrsof Holt County: In aceordanee with an oruerof the Repub lic:i:i Stale. Committee, a rail i hereby issued to the Republiran vote, of Molt Coun ty to uu'et in t he.ir respective voting preeiuet on SATiritDAV, FKRIICAUV J7, liX'J. at - p. m.. to select, delegate-, to a con vention v.'hirh i ,uIImJ to inert- at ForeM City. .Mo., o'i Monday, Febuiary J:. lSi)J. at 10 a. m., for the pur pose of select inn s dels.ms lo Republican State Convention wliirli is railed to meet in Kansas City, Mo., on March I'.ill. at. Ida. m. Also to select, s delegates to Republican Con gressional 'on vent ion to bi held at St. Jo seph. Mo., Mnrrh 15. J!0I. at II a. m. Th" basi of representation will be one delegate for each f0 votes or fraction 1 hereof cast for Wm. McKiniey for lrcideiit in I'M). The allot ment of delegates fur the various township.-, under sueh ratio will be as follows: Townships, Henton Itijielow Clay Forbes Forest Hiekory Liberty Lincoln Lewis Minton Xolaway I'niou .... Votes. S'i. - i:i... io: .. l.V... 147..... Sii 4i:;.... I'd' .. i ::.... Dele-rate s ...51 this acres of land in Hickory township. His household affairs since the death of his wife have been looked after by the widow of his son Samuel, and of late his grand daughter, Miss Tishe Me Daniel, has been caring for the household. His home is about one mile north of New Point. He has been a member of the I. O. 0. F. since IS56, identifying himself with thut. order at Salem, Ind., and on comin-j to Holt county, became a member of Oregon lodge, by card, and on the organization of New Point Ldge he transferred his membership to that lodge. He has been successful in all his business affairs, and may be re garded as among the more well to-do latmers of our county. Politically Mr. Rayhill is a Republican. John B. King, of this city, was born in Grander county, East Tennessee, May 10, 1823, and should he be spared a few months longer, will reach his 81st mile I post, u hen a mere lad he removed to Indiana with, his purents, and when op portuaity afforded, attended tho com mon schools there, such as thty were In 1817 he married Delilah Goodwin, of Boone county, Indiana. In the fail of 1S30 he came to Nodaway county, locat ing near Graham, and in lb52 he came to Holt county, locating in the King Grove district in company with his fa ther. Here he remained until 1SG4, when he removed to a farm about one mile southwest of Oregon, and remained there until a couple of years ago, when he purchased a little home in our city, and takes his remaining days easy, bstng in well-to-do circumstances. His wife died in 1SS7, leaving four daughters, three of whom, we believe, are living. He was originally a Whig, and up to the Grant second campaign voted the Republican ticket: since this time he has b?en a Democrat. He is a splendid neighbor and citizen. Total.... LVJW Done bv order of Count Cunmiticr 2nd day of February, I SHU. T. C DUNG AN. Chairman NEVILLE JACKSON, Secretary. A local freight car was broken into last Friday night.February 5, 1904, right near tho depot and a box of merchan dise was opened. Nothing was missed except a pair of rubber boots, waders, and bottles of medicines were scattered all over the car. The job was done very quietly as the night operator heard nothing to excite his suspicion and did not know of the robbery until morning. Bigelow Enterprise. We were glad indeed to meet Hi. Herehberger, who struck town Wednes day, and stayed only a day with ue. He is one of those fellows that you always are glad to meet In the gloaming of last Sabbath evening, Feb. 14. 1904, Cyrus H. Kun kel and Miss Minnie 13. Turnham went to the Methodist parsonage in Oregen, and Rev. A. J . Brock said the words which nnited them as man and wife for life. They are highly respected young people, and their many friends join in congratulations. May their lives be long and happy. What came near proving a serious accident happened to Will Alkire, of near Napier, a few days ago. While un loading ice, Mr. Alkire stooped, down be hind his wagon, his team backed.'! the wagon load of ice, catching his head between the wagon box and the ice bjpiyae mashing his head and otherwise injuring him about the head. We hope he may soon News. ' A Big Thing for Missouri. A Gumber of years ago State Auditor Allen became convinced that a large amount of money was due the state of Missouri from the general government, chiefly from bad: interest on certain Un J ion military bonds issued and paid by this state for expenses during the civil war. He set to work to look it up and after many months of patient labor he I discovered some 6475.0 tO which he 6c j lieved was legitimately clue the state, j An agent of the government was sent j to Jefferion City and examined the rec j ords and found the auditor's discoveries to be correct. A claim was thereupon tiled wi;h the treasury department and a bill has been introduced into congres asking that an appropriation of this amount be made to reimburse the state. Simdar claims have been liied from oth er states and have been promptly appro priated. It is The opinion that Missouri will surely get the money. It. is worth something tc a state to J have a vigilant and wide-awake state : auditor Columbia Herald. When this monov Senator Hanna was born September 24, 18.TT, at Lisbon, O. Attended grammar school in Cleveland and later graduated from Western Re serve university. Entered employ of his father in wholesale grocery house. Took place of fntber in firm upon latter's death in 1801. In 18tJ2 became member of the firm of Rhodes & Co.. coal and iron. In 1872 firm name changed to M. A. Hanna & Co.. as it is known today. Became identified in lake vessels and vessel construction. Elected president of Union National Bank of Cleveland and president of Cleveland City Railway Company. Delegate Natiot.al Republican convei.tin;. in 18S4 88 an-i 1390. In I89G came into prominence by being chi- fly instrumental in securing nomi nation for William McKinley. Became chairman of National committee and scored glorious victory. Appoin'ed United SJates Senator by President .McKinley, March. f, 1S97, to fill vacancy caused by resignation of John Sherman. Elected to short term in United States sen .to, Janna-y. lS'.'O. Managed Republican campaign in 1900 Re elected to United States senate, January. 1904. Died, February 15. VXL Senator Marcus Alonzo Hanna, died at his anurimonts in the Aiiingt n hotel, Washington, Monday evening, February lf, 1904, after a most heroic light against a very virulent attack of typhoid fever. The senator had been indisposed for several weeks, but had been confined to his bed onSv during t;.e past fifteen das. From the eariy course of the disease there was no evident; as to the intense severity of the infection, and the indications for a recovery seemed bright. Since Suuday, the 7th, the progress of the disease seemed more marked, there being a g-adual rise in the temperature from day to day, and owing to his ind mi table will and wonderful recuperative powers, gave hope to physicians and friends but the end came peacefully, and without a struggle he went quie'ly to rest. M irk Hanna was the greatest political field marshal of the times. He arose from the ranks and in an incredibly shurt time held every post of honor wh:ch con stituents atid co laborers in politics and business jould give hum 'LVn years ago ; he was comparatively unknown, outside of his business associations and in loc; 1 polities, and to a limited extent, among the political leaders of the country. The cupaign he made for tho nomination of Mr McKinley in lo'.lo and the general ship he developed at St, Louis, when pitted against such able and experienced leaders as Piatt, Quay, Reed and a score of others, marked him as a man of power and abiiity. The resistless energy, superb strategy and sweeping grasp displayed in the management of the subsequent canpaign, which resulted in the election of McKinley, confirmed th- estimate of his capacity and compelled tho respect of those who had sneeringly predic.ed his failure. Much of his success was due to the large sympathy which he exhibited for all classes of people. He died leaving a great scheme unfinished, to which he pro posed to devote the remainder of his life. He had planned to bring about har mony between labor and capital. He was tho only true representative of both of these elements of society the country ever had. His famous remark: "I would rather settle the dispute between capital and labor than be President." will ever live in the hearts of the American people. He was one of the great men whose wealth did not stand in the way of his love for the common people. He was noble in character. As a business man he was very successful; as a politician he ranked with the most potent; as a statesman he was broad-minded, far-seeing and intensely patriotic, and as a friend he was the truest of true. It was by real character, real patriotism and real worth that he won his way to universal respect and confidence. Now "Your Uncle Mark" is dead. People will forget that they ever laughed at the odd name of Mark Hanna. They will forget they ever called him boss cr tyrant. Even the title politician will pass away with his mortal body. He will be remembered as the loyal and true friend of the Martyred McKinley, as the friend of his country, and every class of its people, and bis memory will be revered by all men irrespective of their political beliefs. Few men have been more grossly ma- national bereavement. is col ected, if tho : oosor vr g tax paver will wutcn tl:ins j closely, we predict, that the great finan S ciers at Jefferson City will so manipulate j things that in due time a certificate of j ind-b:ednc5S wiU be issued and the tax- j payers will be called up n: to pay a pe:- J j pciual interest tax of per cent, on th s j cl7.",000. This has been the modus op erandi of the party m power in this slate, until the entire school fund of Missouri, amounting to S5 000.000 has b-eu misapplied, and tax-payers are now paying interest ou it at the rate of 6 and . per cent., and it is to be perpetual. The Uirited States government gave the most of the school fund to Missouri in tho form of lands and cash allow ances. The lands were readily turned into cash. An oct of congress approved March 20, 1820, ceded to our state seyen-ty-tA-o sections of Saline lands. In 13'8 the school fund consisted ol 8402,637, and every cent of it had been derived from the United States in some form. N it one dollar of state resources was put into the school fund for forty-five years. Aft r the war the United States paid a large war indemnity to the schools of Missouri. When the Republicans retired from control in 1871 the school, .fund amounted to $1,973,836 .and all of it was in government, bonds, bringing to the tax-payers a handsome sum in the way of interest. In 1883 James S. Rollins, of Columbia died, and bequeathed to the seminary fund 80,000. In a few years this gift was so juggled that it became a debt by rea son of Thich the state financiers issued a certificate of indebtedness, at 5 percent , and up to the past year the tax payers have paid 84,500 in the way of interest on this gift. The state tobacco warehouse was sold for 8132,00.1, and added to the school fund; it, to-, went into the hole and a certificate of indebtedness w:iS issued in 1S72, and for 31 years the tax payers have been called upon to put up 6 per cent, interest on this gift, which thus far has amounted lo 8235,000. In 1S72 Mr. Itiner, a member of the legislature, donated his mileage to the sehool fund, which amounted to 800. It also disappeared, and a certificate of in debtedness was issued, and the tax-pay ers thus far have paid 8111 (I'J interest on this gift. During Gov. Francis' term 8017,000 Getting- in Line. The annual meeting of the young Re publicans of the state at Kansas City, Friday of last weeu. was a splendid af fair, and showed that the young blood of the party of the state were vigorously in earnest and hopeful of carrying the state. The speeches of Messrs. Robert S. Meyer. I. B Kimbrell, Charles Nage), Charles D. Morris and others were time ly, sensible and effective. Most all of these had reft-renee to the political con di. ions in our state as they are today, and pointed out needed changes that doubtless will be of great benefit to the people. The proceedings ft ere harmon ious from beginning to end. beneath tho surface as well as upon iTs top. Fac tious were not there, n r did we see a bo.-siu the lobby or in the banquet hall. Not a Republican who attended tho banquet left Kausas City w-th any other feeling than satisfaction. Above eerything t-lse, party leaders believe there is a splenuiil opportun ty to carry the state at tho comitu election, and in order that the hope become an accom plished fact, they are desirous of elimi nating every act or discussion that will be a disharmomzer While there was no groat amount of discission on the question of party nom inees to be se. ected by the state conven ti n: there was just enough Interest taken to enliven the situation and to keep party welfare parammnt in the minds of party workers. It was a love feast rather than a political gathering. The purpose of the associ ttion is to en thuse the members with the ideas of Republicanism, and send them out to do missionary work. We met Republicans from every part of the state, and they brought words that cheer the Republican heart. They say that, among Democrats, disgust with the state house ring is so wide spread that unless extra good nomina tions are made on the Democratic ticket and the people believe there is little chance .of that being done, especially since Mr. Reed, who is the ring candi date for the Democratic nomination in a speech at Piedmont made the following statement:"Ou the other hand if Mr.Folk be nominated he must secure his (lec tion without the aid of the Democratic machine, and I want to remind you that without the aid of the Democratic ma chine no Democrat could have been elected; to. office in Missouri during the last dozen years." The Association of Young Republi cans of. Missouri has set the rest of the party .a splendid example. With a strong organization, with a clean, able ticket, -with the leaders of the party working for the success of Republican is.q, instead of their o wo personal sel fish ends,- with both leaders and rank and file .united and harmonious, the state jnay be redeemed from Democratic misrule-. Unless all of these come to us the gaug of corruptionists will still hold sway-ai Jell-rson City, and Democratic machine.rule will continue in Missouri .for another four years. Holt county sent the largest delega tion ecver.atteuding thes meetings, and the party w.as composed of Senator Ken n"sh,:Geo. Upgrefe, James A. Williams, Dr. F.:E. Bullock, L. I. Moore, T. C. Dungan, Tom Kneale, Bjrd Foster, Tom Oui;ry. D. P. Dobyns and George F. Seeman.' w&mms&sm hif . 4.34,yr-e.-. n . - "-TYtountrymsn recognize in bis death a was received from the federal govern ment as :; war indemnity, notwiihstand ing the faefc thai every Democratic mem ber of conirress from Missouri voted against the bill, and under tho law at that time, it shou;d have been given to the schools of the state, but like all oth er transactions along this line, a fifty year 5 per cent, certificate of indebted ness was issued, and thus far the tax pa ers have been taxed 832,350 lo pav he interest on this payment. Don't ask what became of all these magnilicct gifts, etc.. to the people of our state, for should ou do so. Go?. Dockery, as in his official expert report, will tell you the auditor's reports are in complete. Now, according to the above item from the Herald, we have some prospects of getting another handsome sum -8475,-000 from the federal government, and Should it happen, our word for it, there is every prospect of the people of the state being called upon to pay 5 per cent, interest on the amount perpetually world without end. If it does come, it should be apportioned to the school funds of the various counties of the state, and by them loaned and the inter est distributed annually to the schools of the respective counties. But it is our opinion it will go as all other similar sums have gone, for other than school purposes. "It is a big thing" for a people to be called upon to pay interest on their own money, and in no other state in the Un ion, or in any civilized country on the globe, are gifts to its public schools made a burden to its tax-payers. - A Roll of Honor. There are" 91 pensioners who gel their mail at Mound City. In the list are three Mexican war veterans, Andrew Meyer. James Hart and Alfred Blair. Mrs. Nora Hollenbeck is the only Spanish-American war widow in the county we believe. The Jefiersonian says: "The aggregate amount of money for which vouchers will be issued Feb. 4, in Mound City is 83,250. This amount is divided as follows: Two pensioners re ceive 8120 per quarter: three receive 872 each per quart-r: one receives 800 per quarter; six, 851 each per quarter: one, 84 S per quarter: thirty, 830 each per quarter: sixieen,830 per quarter: twenty eight, 824 each per quarter, and four, SIS each per quarter." Those at Mound City receiving a pen sion of 810 per month or over are: John Bickel, 22 Ohio Inf.. 840. Daniel Littles, 8th Iowa Inf., 840. John E. Privett, 2nd Mo.. Art., $24. Klias Smith, 2nd Iowa Batt.. 824. James Landon, 5th Iowa Cav., 824. Socrates Moore, 4th M. S. M., $17. Joseph Vaught, 4th M. S. M.t 817. M.-irion Lansdown, 21st Ills. Inf., 317. Hiram King, 30th Ills. Inf., $17. Green King. 3Gth Ills. Inf., $17. Wm. S. Canon, 4th M. S. M., $20. Milton Burge, 123 Ills, Inf., $16. At Oregon the following receive 316 or over: John lnghram, 33rd Mo. Inf., $45. John Bond, 13rd Mo. Inf., $16. Henry Boyd, 2nd W. Va. Cav., $16. Jonathan Culp, 4th M. S. M., $17. John Curtis, 9th Tenn. Cav., 17. Abe Fletcher. 9th Si. S. M., $16. Thomas Hayes. 57th Ilk. Inf.,' 130. E. W. Norris, 22od Iowa 1st. ISI. H. E. Peret, 62nd Ills. Inf., $24. Noah Worley, 7th Kas. Cav.. $16.