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OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1904. NUMBER 48 to When the contest for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination was actively begun some eight weeks ago, practical politicians predicted that before April 1, the surf ace indications would poin positively to the probable winner. How far amiss of correct prophecy the ex perts may go is apparent from existing conditions. With fully 30 per cent of the total number of delegates to the state con ventioo to be held at Jefferson City July 19, chosen, "neither of the candi dates have yet enough delegates make his nomination sure. The prelim mary issues or tne campaign are no longer a subject of vital attention. At the outset Mr. Folk announced the sub ject of boodle and boodlers as the para mount plank of his platform. His opponents deoied that boodle could be made an issue. They declared it was sheer folly to put the party on the apologetic basis of declaring against corruption. Instead they attacked the St. Louis prosecutor on the ground that he is not a Democrat. Mr. Folk retal iaiea wicn sunging criticisms; ne ac cused both Reed and Hawes of political insincerity and branded them as Butler- ized Democrats. Then came the figh at the polls. Mr. Reed carried Ray and Carroll counties, having 11 delegates and Mr. Folk captured Reynolds with two votes. An attempt to select dele gates at Clayton resulted in a distur bance or rather a riot, the like of which was never known within the peaceful precints of St. Louis county. The St Louis "Indians." wearincr a Hawes badge and threatening to inflict dire punishment on any who should attempt to thwart his purpose, appeared on the scene, ine convention adiourned ab mu : j s .! . ton i xuBjrreamBuiuiuiB vicinity mi ioui, runt V. but Mr. Hbvbh' RunnortAra wnen tney emigratea to tne tnen far intwi thair nmn aiaoa f ,. .. I:lOp.m. all poiats io ImW Here contention. The Folk follower mat at uu ncau cibeuv ia.rn.iu auu .i - - . . . . ...- . I Yillisca branches. , ey reaiaeaiii ine spnng oi 1BW, wnen Kirkwood a week later and selected For St. Joseph and intermediate they agnin resumed their ' flight west-1 their representatives there. nnlnfe arurri im nHinrv in Miacu..aX mm,A Innatlma I mi r. -w ... ,. in iwug iu wubuuii, auu iuuiuuk 'i nn rr. nma nrimiru olantinn rrt io Oregon, where she still resides. Her March 12, was in some respects a repe- nuHDana,Air. jung.aiea eoruary Jotn, utionof the Clayton outrage. Thucs. repeaters and police held sway. It was TRYING TO GET THERE. What Folk, Seed and Hawes Have Gained in the Gubernatorial Nomination Fight. Arrival and Departure of Kails at the born in Frankfort, Ross county, Ohio, April 9th. 1822, of Scotch-Irish parent ; age. She was married to Dr. R. King, A nril 99nd Iftifl In Vrtxnirtnr Hlti'n points, and all points north, east and west. Postoffice, Oregon, Xo. MAILS DEPART :2 a. m. For Omaha anu intermediate S :45 a. m. 3:39 p. m. ! a. m. :. m. Car- l:tea. m. 11:30 a.m. 3:15 p. m. liNp.n. tms a. m. 9:45 a. m. For New Point only. Helwlg supplied by Rural rier. Rnnta Vn For Villlsca. north, nail to all :AO " union -was Dorn seven points north, east, south, and children, all of whom survive, except doubted by those who understood thor w.:KU-'.atlUw or oughly the local situation that Mr .wucara. mere u imng io graoa- Ha wee had a vast majority of the dele uuuui;ouaua xo great granacnuaren.. gates from St. Louis. The men who Mrs. King is well preserved for one of championed Mr. Folk's cause simply ur nor mental lacuuree are ex- did not go to the polls. Many of them ceouonaiiy orignc and active. She bas did, it is true, and were turned been a member of the tween Forest lty and St. .Tosep h MAILS ARRIVE. S:59a.m. Omaha Mails from all points, north, east, south and west. Villisca and Tarkio Valley branches. Mails from north east, south-and west. From New Point only. Main line K. C, St. Joe. & 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 turns, 4:00 p. m. Rural Route, No. 3, leaves. Re turns at4:00pm. Mails are made up prompvly 15 minutes be fore departing time. New Point mail arrives and departs daily except Sunday. Mail to Fortescue, Rulo and points on th B & M. in Nebraska within 100 miles of this office, should be mailed before 8:45 a. m. in order to reach its destination the same day. Malls for main line of K. 0.. St. Joe. & C. B. north and south, are made up and depart at the same time. Nimrods are Pleased. "There is no duck law in Missouri," says License Inspector J. P. Remelius, of St Joseph, in the Gazette of that city. "I have looked over the game law thoroughly and find that there is no season at which ducks cannot be shot in this state." This is taken as good news by many who believed that after the first of this month there has been a penalty against all those convicted of shooting ducks. "The reason for this is that Missouri is not a breeding state for ducks," says Assessor George F. Casey, of St. Joseph. "The season is not over by any means and there is still somj good shooting." "Mud lake is covered with ducks now," continues Remelius. Many men have not been hunting since the first of this month simply because they thought there was a law against it.1' The Missouri river is one of the direct lines followed between the gulf country where the ducks spend the wiuter, and the northern lakes where ihey breed in the suiourir. For this reason the lakes in this vicinity afford very good duck: shoo inCT' at this season. Ducks have been very plentiful this spring and manv have been bagged in this section. The fishing season is also advancing no..- and a number of Email parties are 1-jiag organized by St. Joseph 6ports ior Langdon, Bigelow lake, Lake Con trary, Mud and Horshoe lakes and other resorts in this section. Methodist Epis copal church since childhood. The ear viviog children are Mrs. Sarah Small- wood, Mrs. Emma Smallwood, A. W. King, Mrs. Minerva Bond, all of Oregon; Mrs. Wm. Graham, of St. Joseph, and Mrs. Fannie Reed, of Pennsylvania. this mumps, this re- Curzon. Harry Cooper has the mumps, week. Will Kirk is sick with the this week. Sickness seems to be a fault in community. Mrs. Phil Schlotzhauer is now able to be up again. Little Bonnie Lovelady is quite sick at this writing. Mrs. Julia Gifford has been on the sick list for several days. George Stroud has gone to Nebras ka for an indefinite length of time. Mrs. Elizabeth Podgett has turned to her home at Dawson, Mo. Miss Maude Dawson visited at Mrs. Phil Schlotzhauer's, one day this week. Miss Dollie Hahn, who has been quite sick for some time, is now able to be out again. Mrs. Carrie Dawson has returned from Mound City, where she has been visiting the past week. People here are now looking for snow storms; don't know why unless it's because we recently had one. Elder Hardmin filled his regular appointment Sunday at Bluff City, and everybody was in attendance who hasn't got the mumps. wia ssipes ami jonn Mariner came in one evening last week with all the wild ducks they could carry and a broad smile of course. Iko. Her Eighty-second Birthday. Mrs. Elizabeth O'Neill-King, widow of theiate Dr. King, celebrated her 82d birthday April 9th, 1904. The subject of this sketch, Elizabeth O'Neill, was Secretary Ellis, of the State Board of Agriculture and D. Ward King, have been in consultation several days, pre paring to issue a third edition of the fa mous road dragging bulletin. The sec ond edition was quite large, but is ex hausted, while the demand continues to grow. "The Missouri idea" is gaining favor with road makers. Not only is Mr. King in great demand in his own stata, but already has engagements in other states for 1905. No other single "Good Road" suggestion has gained recog nition so rapidly, nor is there any today that is making the rapid advance seen in the ' progress of this Missouri split log idea?" away Others were assaulted. At all events the occurrences in the 28th ward, added to the Clayton affair, traveled from one end of the state to the other. In a speech the St. Louis prosecutor blamed Gov. IDockery for the police and Indian outrages at the St. Louis pri mary. "The governor must either ac knowledge responsibility or confess in competency," declared Mr. Folk. Until that moment the governor bad not shown his hand, fie had remarked to friends that he intended to maintain 9 neutral position. But his neutrality, as Mr. Folk's friends cited, nermitted three police commissioners to serve as Hawes delegates while the chairman of the election board held a like position on the Hawes advieory board. Mr. Folk's severe castigation aroused Mr. Dockery's ire and he forthwith proceed ed to say: "Joe Folk is no Democrat, but meiely an ambitious politician. He is unworthy the support of the party organization because he has denounced that organization. He was good enough for the Butlers in 1 902, but he is not good enough for them now." The circuit attorney's platform shifted from boodle to the state administration, or more properly sneaking, the state machine. That is to say, Mr. Folk add ed another plank to his platform and in the judgment of political students a much better one than he had ever had before. He accepted the governor's challenge and now the fight between Folk on the one side and the state ma chine on the other is progressing to a finish. The machine has never been defeated. It has dominated the party conventions for 30 years. It is numer ically strong, resourceful and unyield ing, liut Mr. FoIk has tackled this machine voluntarily, aggressively and in such a way that if his bridges are burned he cannot restore them. Either Folk or the machine must be crushed. It will be observed that the adminis tration has tzone about its nronosed work of annhihilation with exceeding care, irernaps it is simply an accident that Hawes, Reed and Judge Gantt are not. on ine same ncKec in any one county, although Folk is a candidate in all the counties of the state. The com bination is leveled at Folk and when it is remembered that the machine is the strongest adjunct of that combination, it is at first blush hard to see how the St. Louis circuit attorney can possibly hope to be victorious but Samuel J. Tilden wes victorious in his fieht against Tweed and Tammany. j defeat the ticket. That he has been wonderfully success-1 A close nomination would be sure f ul is not denied. His warfare on the t bring about the most strained relations state administration seemB to have j between the. party leaders who are now proved a fortunate warfare, judging by the late returns. It is like two men at a game of cards one must win: both1, cannot. On March 8, the official re- j turns showed that Mr. Folk had carried but one county, Mr. Reed two, while in ' St. Louis Mr. Hawes held 111 delegates, , while 10 of the St. Louis contingent was ' pledged to the circuit attorney. April 9th tells an entirely different story. Mr. j to ranged on either side of the political fence. A landslide either way is not considered a strong likelihood. There are ceitain counties, where the politicians say Mr. Folk simply cannot win, and others in which, the Folk sup porters assert, the opposition has no strength whatever. Folk thinks he will go into the con vention with 450 delegates. The oppo- OUR COUNTY'S WARDS. Something' of the History of the County Infirmary. GOVERNOR'S MANSION. Folk has gained steadily and now has 143 delegates; Mr. Reed 54, and Hawes 114. Outside of St. Louis, Mr. Hawes has carried but one county, Crawford; Mr. Reed but five, and Folk 27. Fortyone counties had voted.including the city of St. Louis. The total Demo cratic vote cast in these counties in 1900 was 152,508; Mr. Folk captured 24 of these that- cast 64.950 votes for Mr. Bryan; Mr.-Reed 6, with 26.303 votes; Hawes, including St. Louis, 61,252 votes'. in t. Jjouib only su per cent, or tne agt gregate Democratic vote was cast. In the counties the returns show that 75 per cent, of the voters went to the pri- ttmvies. If Mr. Folk's strength shoulp keep up at its present rate he will carry five counties to Mr. Reed's one, and unless Mr. Hawes should gain materially with in the next few weeks he will not be an important fector in the state convention. There, are 114 counties with an average delegation of five. If Mr. Folk there fore should carry 75, provided they are sufficiently scattered to meet the aver age, he would go into the convention with 375 delegates. A glance at the counties which have already instructed shows that Mr Reed's present delegates come largely from the northwestern section of the state, while he also has a delegation from Randolph, wbioh is more centrally located. Mr Folk has swept several southeasiern counties; two counties adjoining Bu chanan; Gentry county, where Gov. Dockery was born and raised; Vernon county, situated directly south of Kan- eas City; Schuyler county, located at the northernmost limit, while almost in the heart of Missouri he captured Benton, which is considered a Demo cratic stronghold. Probably the most interesting political engagement of recent years which com pares at all with the present one is that in which William J. Stone. Judge Gib- son, of Kansas City, and ''Farmer Dick" Dalton, of Ralls couuty, were the cen tral figures. That was 11 years ago. Dalton coralled the St. Louis delegation. Judge Gibson was successful at Kansas Cit Stone saw his only hope was to fight St. Louis and Kansas City. So Stone opened his batteries. He de cried the "Indian practices" of the large cities, and charged that their elections were run by thieves and hoodlums. Of course he (Stone) was a mere unsophis ticated rural statesman. 'He bad not cquired familiarity with Indian meth ods. The Stone slogan of "down the Indians" spread over the state. Stone's nomination followed. In 1896 Gov. Stephens had virtually no opposition, and he was nominated long before the convention met. Like- ise did Gov. Dockery sail into the gov ernor's chair on an unobstructed vessel. Stone carried the state by 50,000; Stephens, 40,000, while Dockery's plu rality was reduced to 32,000. wilhin the last vear tnere nas oeen a large immigration to Missouri from Iowa and Kansas. Most of these settlers are Republicans. Ffteen thousand five hundred votes will send the Democratic Gibraltar of the West and South into the Republican column. Whichever wins, Folk or the opposi tion, bitter feeiing will have been en gendered and sore spots made that can not be healed in a day or a month. This disgruntled element may be enough to sition places the maximum number of Folk delegates at 200; their own at 475 with about 40 rated as doubtful. Inside of a month primaries -ill be held in more than 70 counties of the state. Then maybe the politicians will be able to say who is for the Missouri gubernatorial plum. But not just now The summary of the gubernatorial straggle up to and including the 13th inst, is as follows: Total delegations in convention .... .710 Necessary to choice 356 Delegates outside of St Louis 589 Counties having selected delegates. . 41 Number selected to eate 265 Instructed for Folk. 142 For Hawes . .114 Uninstructed g 1 Tho receipts of Contested. 18 Schaffer School. We believe Holt county has one of the best county infirmaries in the state, aud it is one of the very best managed io the state. It is at present in charge of Sebourn Carson and wife,who have been connected with the institution for a number of years. It is a model in san itary care, and the clothing and food furnished the inmates, while not up to that furnished the Gould's or Rocke feller's, is good and wholesome and the clothing warm and everyway - suit able. The inmates are all treated kind ly and considerately by Mr. and Mrs. Carson, and you hear of little or no complaint. The institution was opened in the fall of 1873. In the spring of that year the county purchased 145 acres northeast of Oregon from Jephtha Martin, and a spa cious, comfortable two-story brick build ing erected thereon, for the purpose of affording a retreat for the poor and afflicted of our county, who were unable to maintain themselves. The entire farm and improvements cost $10,077. Some two years ago this was increased by the purchase of 80 acres from Sig Noland for 84,000, which has been paid for. The first superintendent appointed was J. G. Cottrell, who served until 1876, when A. C. Ware took charge and remained until 1880, when the following came io charge: Philip Kollmer. , . . , 1880 86 George Reeves , 188687 N. L. Pierce 1887 91 Alf. Gentry ; 189193 J. M. Foster. 1893-95 A. J. Carson . .'. : : 1895 04 Sebourn Carson 1904 The sleeping apartments are all clean and warm. The bed rooms, are scrubbed . once a week and. aired daily. There an two cells in the house -for unruly per sons, but Mr. Carson says that he has had no occasion-to age them for years. Lucinda Tucker was the first person admitted on the bpeihj-ef " the iaatita- tion. The financial management of the titution is of the very best, and fx reports and inventory filed by Superin tendent Carson we get the following ia- formation: the institution for the jear ending February 1st, 1904, were 663 76 Expenditures 130143 On Saturday evenimr. Anril 9th. 1904. "venwry. 2,772 4a marked the closing of a most successful Increase of property over 1903. 494 55 term at the Schaffer school. To cele- 11 we dd tne receipts and the m- brate this event, the teacher. Miss Lulu cremse 01 Property during the year we Marsh, assisted by the scholars, gave an nave toUI r tU58 31 and this d- excellent entertainment auctea rrom tne total expenditvres or During the past term this school has l2M- we have a net total of cost tm given two entertainments of the high: rUB OTUnty OI - z wwcn Pwc" est order, which have shown the great maKeB the institution, self sustaining. care and ability of the teacher in drill- lAne numoer or; inmates in the institution at any one time was 17 dur ing the year 1903, and the lowest num ber, 11; the average number was 11; or about an average of 9110' ' per year ex pended for each inmate. The last inventory filed shows the fol lowing property on hand: Horses and Mules. .... -. .i.. 375 00 Cattle, all ages 483 00 Grain 582 00 Hogs, all ages : . : 372 09 Hay 96 09 Wagon and implements. ..... . 416 95 Household goods... 202 09 ing the pupils to appear before an audi ence. Both programs being well ren dered and equal to many given by town scnoois. ine following program was rendered: Music, Lenola Waltz. Salutatory, Guinn Quick. Flag exercise France, Maud Stallard; Spain, Nellie Stroud; Denmark, Gladys Quick; Mexico, Pearl Schaffer; Turkey, Stella McBee. Recitation, My Country's Boy," Otto Stallard. Music, Remember Me Waltz. Scarf Drill Grace Chesney, Nellie Stroud, Grace and Gladys Quick, Nora, Bessie and Pearl Schaffer. Recitation, Grace Quick. Flag Drill Gladys Quick, Grace Chesney, Nellie Stroud, Pearl, Willie and Clajton Schaffer; Glen Wilkes, Charles Johnson. Goddess of Liberty, Grace Quick. Music, Star Spangled Banner. "The Return of the Wanderers," Mr. Spring, Roy Wilkes; Mrs. Earth, Grace Quick; April, Grace Chesney; March, Guinn Quick; May, Nora Schaffer; Vio let, Stella McBee; Crocus, Otto Stallard; Pussy Willow, Maud Stallard. Music. Recitation, Olto Stallard. Flag Drill. "The May Festival," composed of three scenes, 1st, Fairyland; 2nd, Crown ing the May Queen; 3rd, May Pole Dale; May Queen, Nora Schaffer; Fairy Queen. Grace Quick; Heralds, Glen Wilkes, Charles Johnson; Messenger, Charles Schaffer; Spirit of May, Roy Wilkes; Children, Bessie Schaffer, Stella McBee, Gladys Quick, Grace Chesney, Pearl, Willie and Clayton Schaffer, Nel lie Stroud, Maude Stallard. Valedictory, Gladys Quick. Presentation of prizes, Luia Marsh. Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Botkin, who have been spending the school year in our city, giving their children the ad vantages of our most excellent school, will go to their home in Hickory town ship as soon as school closes, which will be the 29th inst. Total .. $2,772 45 The following are the inmates, their- nativity, etc.: James Ryan, Ireland born in 1814. Thomas Sweeney, Ireland, 1838. Joseph Cox, Virginia, 1838. Sanford Noland, Missouri, 1850. Jacob Walls, Ohio, 1834. Andrew Pratber, Illinois, 1852. John C. Woods, Canada, 1843. E. Sauer, Germany, 1833. Manning Hubbard, Indiana, 1818. Charles W. Jones, Indiana, 1849. James Ryan is the oldest inmate, be ing now in his 90th year, and has made his home in the institution since 1883, and James Sweeney now 66 years of age was admitted in 1888. Since the opening of the institution December 20, 1873, there have been 468 admitted and 53 deaths have occurred. The farm in every way is in a most flourishing condition under the manage ment of Sebourn Carson, and it is our opinion no better man than he could be found to fill the place. The Democracy of this judicial dis trict has called its convention to meet at Maryville, May 21, 190i, to nominate a circuit judge. The basis of represen tation is fixed at one delegate for each GOO yotes cast for Mr. Bryan in 1900. The convention will be composed of 19 delegates, allotted to the counties, as fol lows: Atchison, 3; Gentry, 4; Holt, 3; Nodaway, 7; Worth, 2. C. D. Zook and wife were Omaha visitors, this week. .