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Columbia Mo fit & 40TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1904. NUMBER 16 Arrival and Departure ef Mails at the Postoffice, Oregon, Ho. MAILS DEPART: 7 :20 a. m. For Omaha anu intermediate points, and all points north, east and west. 12:10 p.m. For all points north, south, east and west, except Tarkio- and Villisca branches. 8 :45 a. m. For St. Joseph and Intermediate points. For New Point only. Helwig supplied by Rural Car 3 :30 p. m. 10:oo a. m. rier, Route No. 2. 4:25 p. m. For Villisca, north, mail to all points north, east, south and west, except Intermediate be tween Forest ity and St. Joseph. 13:45 a. m. For all points north, south, east and west. Mail made up at 8:00 p. m. MAILS ARRIVE. 8:50 a.m. Omaha Mails from all points, north, east, south and west. 10:20 a.m. Villisca and Tarkio Valley branches. Mails from north east, south and we.-t. 1 1 :30 a. m. From New Point only. 3 :15 p. m. Main line K. C, St. Joe. & C. B. Mails from all points, north, south, e.-ist and west. 6 :00 p. m. From St. Joseph. io:ooa. m. Rural Route No. 2, leaves. Re turns at 4:00 p. m. io:oo a. m. Rural Route, No. 1, leaves. Re turns, 4:00 p. m. 9:45 a. m. Rural Route, No. 3, leaves. Re turns at 4:00 p. m. 2:30 a.m. Main line. K. C St. Joe & J. B. Mail from all points. Mails are made up promptly 15 minutes be fore departing time. New Point mail arrives and departs daily except Sunday. Mail to Fortescue, Rulo and points on the B & M. in Nebraska within 100 miles of this office, should be mailed before 8:45 a. ni. in order to reach its destination the same day. Mails for main line of K. C, St. Joe. & C. B. north and south, are made up and depart at the same time, for day train, 12:10 p. m. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. Circuit Court. Convenes first Monday in January; fourth Mondays in April and August. Gallatin Craig, circuit judge. Frank Petree, prosecuting attorney. George W. Hogrefe, circuit clerk. James A. Williams, sheriff. Harry M. Irwin, stenographer. Probate Court. Convenes second Mondays in February, May August and November. Henry T. Alkire, probate judge. County Court. Regular Terms: o First Mondays in Febru ary May, August and November. Jacob Wehrll, presiding judge. O. W. Pullen, judge 1st district. Wm. H. Allen, judge of 2d district. Enoch A. Welty, "clerk of county court. P L. Zeller, deputy county clerk. County Board of Health. Jacob Wehrli, president. G. W. Pullen, vice-president. W. O. Proud, county physician. Enoch A Welty, secretary. County Board of Education. A. R. Coburn,, Oregon. W. W. Gallaher, Mound City. Alberta C. Green, Craig. Collector of Revenue, Nicholas Stock. County Treasurer, Lewis I. Moore. Recorder of Deeds, Robert Callow. Commissioner of Schools, A. R. Coburn. Public Administrator, M.D . Walker. Superintendent of Poor, Abner Carson. Surveyor, 0. M. Armstrong. Asssessor, W. II. Welghtmau. Fred Hopkins, age 11 years, living southwest of Craig, died from appendi ces on August 17, 1904. Current Comment. With such a clean, capable county ticket, and with a thorough, active school house campaign, the Republicans of Helt county should carry the county by 650 to 700 majority. The Republican ticket is without blemish; no Republican can truthfully say one word against it or offer an hon est excuse for not supporting it. The candidates represent the policies and platform which are clean cut and une quivocal, and out spoken on all vital is sues. - The Panama Canal is another achieve ment of which the Democrats complain only because it represents Republican ability to grapple with perplexing and difficult problems. Judge Parker assures the. voters that th i Democracy is the coming, party. The only trouble is that it always arrives four vears behind time. Russei Sage is 83 years of age and rated at 8170,000,000. He shonld be eligible for the Democratic Vice Presi dential nomination fonr years hence. Bishop Potter, of Nbw York City, is having all kinds of missiles thrown at him from all over the country for the part he took in the dedication of the "Subway Tavern," a saloon where pure liquors are to be furnished and where an effort will be made to revive the "old village taverns." The bishop ought to be hit hard and we trust he will to the extent that he will see the error of his ways and spend the rest of his life in an effort to stamp out the open encourage ment of vice and the source of three fourths of the misery in the world. The Republican state campaign will open in Kansas Ci;y, Friday evening of this week, September 2,at whioh United States Senator Charles W. Fairbanks, nominee for Vice President and Cyrus P, Walbridge, our candidate for Governor, will be the principal speakers. The other nominees on the state ticket will also speak. Tom Watson, has also been notified. He has been told that he is the Populist nominee for President. In his speech of 'acceptance he said: "It seems to me to be a most amazing piece of ef frontery for the Democratic party to go before the American people and pro claim that for eight years they have been wrong and the Republicans have been right, and at the same time de mand that the crowd which has been wrong shall be put in the places of those who have been right." "I believe that if the gold standard be right, as both of the old parties now say it is, the people of the country will give the credit and their support to the men who were brave enough to fight its battles and win its triumphs." Mr, Watson also stated that in the attempt to get back into power in 1896 the Democratic party confiscated the Populist platform, meeting with an inglorious failure in this. This same party plays the same game by declaring in favor of maintenance of the gold standarad as established by the Repub lican party. The hopeful feature of the Democratic national campaign is that all of the cor poration baiters who have rallied under the Belmont-Rothschild Peabody ban ner are corporation magnates and direc tors. When the foes of the corporations are those of their own household, then, indeed, may the plain people lift up their eyes in hope and proclaim load hosannas to the name of Judge Parker. Four years ago the 17G5 Democrats ef the county voted for free silver. Now they are expected to come up just as solidly for Parker and the gold standard.- The bald pretense that Judge Parker, the candidate of Wall Street, and the likes of August Belmont, George F. Pea body, Colonel Guffey, W. F. Sheehan and James Smith, Jr., multi millionaires and corporation managers, are in travail of soul about the plain people, will not fool all of the people part of the time, nor part of the people all of the time, and certainly not all of the people all the time. The Jeffersonian simplicity of August Belmont, the Wall Street Rothchild boomer of Parker, who paid $400 a day for his suit of rooms during the St. Louis convention, must be a constant inspiration to those old time Democrats who deplore the tendency of the country toward imperialism and extravagance, If every intelligent American will carefully and thoughtfully read ex Judge Parker's speech of acceptance, and then impartially compare it with that of President Roosevelt, and act upon the conclusions to which he will naturally arrive, Republicans need have no fear of the result at the polls in No vember. Charles H. Schull, former Democratic trustee of Scipo township, Indiana, has asserted that he intends to vote for Roosevelt and the Republican candidates this fall. H6 made the further statement that he had talked with 25 farmers in his vicinity, and but one of the number will vote for Parker. They give as rea sons that Wall street made both the Democratic candidate and platlsrm, ig noring Bryan and heaping insult upon him, and they prefer to trust the Re publicans for a continuation of goodtimes rather than risk Wall street. The state ment of Mr. Schull caused a sensation, especially among- local Demetratic work ers. Dave Ball, the Pike county statesman, is not impressed with great things to be accomplished by the Democracy in the ensuing campaign, in fact, he is skepti cal about its doing better than to come in second place, either in the national or the Missouri contest. He was talking to Deputy Sheriff Hartman.of St. Louis, recently, and here is what he said: "Parker for President and Folk for gov ernor? Well, it is hard to say whether this means 10,000 or 12,000 for the Re publican ticket." And Mr. Hartman answered not a word. Our opponents,eitber openly or secret ly, according to their several tempera ments, now ask the people to trust their present promises in consideration of the fact that they intend to treat their past promises as null and void. (President Roosevelt. The Wall Street Journal asserts that Judge Parker's managers will secure the lion's share of Wall street contributions to campaign funds this year. There will be any amount of "Standard oil money," it has reason to believe, for the Demo crats. The only part of the Democratic policy objectionable to "high finance" is said to be the promise of tariff reduc tion, and the Republican senate is coun ted on to make this ineffective. "The hatred of 'high finance' for President Roosevelt," says this authority, "is un diminished. He is unforgiven because he is unrepentant. It is still 'anything to beat Roosevelt.1" Evidently Wall street doesn't regard Judge Parker as a "trust buster." In speaking of the Democratic nomi nations at the recent Jefferson City con vention, the Poet Dispatch, one of the leading Democratic journals of St. Louis says: "Corrupt forces were triumphant in their (Cook and Allen) nomination and dishonest gorernment would be pro moted by their election. They represent no political principles, but the perver sion of political machinery and political power for personal and pecuniary ends. Their renomination was brougnt about by a combination of corruption and cow ardice." There are 80,000,000 of people in the United States, proper, and 8,833,994 of these, or 11.6 per cent, are negroes. The negroes' birth rate is much greater than that of the whites, but the death rate of the blacks is also much greater, and for that reason the increase is not so great. Another interesting fact is that one-half of the negro population is under 19 years of age, while the medium line of the whites is four years greater, 23 years. In the decade prior to 1890 the negro illiter acy was 60 per cent; 1890 to 1900 it was only 48 per cent, showing an improved condition. In Louisiana and Mississippi illiteracy is greatest, 61, and in Ala bama, South Carolina and Georgia it is only 50 per cent. Republican Rural Free Deliyery. Why is it a Republican Rural Free Delivery? Because the Democratic par ty refused to inaugurate and develop it while the Republicsn party alone organ ized and protected it. Here are the facts: In 1892 Postmaster General Wana maker recommended the establishment of the service. The Harrison Adminis tratioo gave way to Cleveland and his Postmaster General reported that the plan was impracticable and lefused to even give the matter a test. The Democratic President, the Demo cratic Postmaster-General and the Chairman of the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads all united in say ing that Free Rural Delivery was impos sible and impracticable. The Republicans again came into power in 1897 and Mr. McKinley's Post master-General at once advocated the adoption of a Free Rural Delivery Ser vice. The development has been rapid and this year $20,180,000 was appropria ted for this service, which is now so firmly established fhat even Democrats are bound to acknowledge its value, though their opposition to its extension is still made manifest, as shown by the following extract from a debate in the senate, April 4, 1904, when the matter of telephone service was under discussion Mr. Fairbanks: "I will state to the senator that since this same matter was before the senate last year it has re ceivea pretty caret ui consideration in some sections of the country. There are a great many people in the rural die tricts who believe it is an entirely feas ible proposition. It is simply carrying into the country by telephone the special delivery service which is enjoyed in the cities through special delivery carriers. Mr. Teller: "That is paternalism run mad, it seems to me. Let us leave some thing for the farmer himself to do. Let him go to town and let him communicate with his foiends.if they are near enough, by telephone, and he can now telephone a couple of thousand miles without much trouble. "If the point of order will lie against the amendment, I make it." Mr. Fairbanks: "I should like to ask the senator from Colorado if it is any more paternalistic than the special de livery in tne cities, aoa it tnere is any good reason why the farmers of the United States should not enjoy just as great special benefits as are enjoyed by the inhabitants of cities and villages?" In his last annual message President Roosevelt said: "The Rural Free Delivery Service has been steadily extended. The attention of congress is asked to the question of compensation of the letter carriers and clerks engaged in the postal service, es pecially on the new Rural Free Delivery routes. More routes have been installed since the first of July last than in any like period in the department's history. While a due regard to economy must be kept in mind in the establishment of new routes, yet the extension of the Rural Free Delivery System must be continued for reasons of sound public policy. No governmental movement of recent years has resulted in greater im mediate benefit to the people of the country districts." See that your bal lot reads: Theodore Roosevelt for president. Cyrus P. Walbridge for governor. John E. Schooler for circuit judge. Frank K. Allen for representative. Ivan Blair for prosecuting attorney. James A. Williams for sheriff. Albert S. Smith for collector. William Fitzmaurice for assessor. Geo. W. Cummins for treasurer. Wm. M. Morris for suryeyor. M.D. Walker for public administrator. J. T. Bickel for coroner. Geo. W. Cotten and Henry Wright for district judges. Clel Molter for constable. The Czar Removes Burdens. The Russian Czar's new boy heir was christened on the 24th inst. at the Peter hof palace with great pomp and cere mony. The baby was named Grand Duke Alexis Michlaovitch. But the best part was a lengthy manifesto issued by tho Czar conferring many favors on the people of Russia. First is the abolish ment of corporal punishment among the rural classes and its curtailment in the army and navy.an all round reduction of sentences for common law offenders for political offenses, except where murder was committed, for the education of the children of the officers and soldiers who have been victims of the present war and for the assistance of their families, $1,500,000 for the landless people of Findland and saveral other important forms. Richard Shepard is, we are sorry to learn, still confined to his bed. Mr. Shepard was thrown from his spring wagon on July 14th, and he has been confined to bis bed since. A Common Historical Error. It is rather odd that the Democratic national platform should have fallen into the historical error of declaring for "Jeffersonian simplicity of living." The old notion that the third president lived humbly was due partly to his affection of seedy olothes in the first two years of his administration, partly to an English traveler's yarn that he rode to his in auguration on horseback, alone whereas he went afoot escorted by a battalion of soldiers. A widely read book, W. E. Curtis' "True Thomas Jefferson," has recently called explicit attention to the fact that the "simplicity" attributed to the great Virginian was a myth, so that the error in the platform is the less excusable. While minister to France, Jefferson maintained a tine establishment and did honor to his country by his hospitality. In the polished French capital he was regarded as one of the most accom plished of gentlemen. As secretary of state in Philadelphia he lived in style and his dinners were famous He had brought a French butler from Paris and he kept four other men servants in liv ery and five horses. Later he secured a French chef who presided at the White House and he was criticised for intro ducing finger bowls and other Paris novelties. At Monticello as well as in Paris and Philadelphia he was always careful about his dress and the courtliness of his manners. A great change came over him when he entered the White House. He had censured Washington and Adams for the formality with which they invested the presidential office. It is the natural inference that his sudden and unac customed neglect of his clothes was due to counteract the effect of the sophisti eation of his predecessors. Before the close of his first term he had decided that the affection was needless and had gone back to his accustomed style. But even his neglect of dress did not make him live economically. His account books giving his expenses in his own handwriting are still preserved. They show that he did not live within his salary of $25,000 a year, which was prob ably fully as large, considering the stan dard of living, as $50,000 is today. In his first year in the office he spent $25,263. He kept 11 servants nearly as many as the president keeps now. His wme bill for the first six months was $500. Contemporary writers comment on his dinners and a Federalist congress man wrote that he "wished the presi dent's French politics were as good as his French wines." It is true that he enjoyed horseback riding and that he usually rode oae of his pedigreed horses about Washington on business. But one reason for his preference was the fact that the streets of the capitol were muddy and unpaved. His account book shows that he owned a tine coach and four splendid carriage horses, for which he paid $1,600, and his coachman and footman wore livery. Nobody thinks the less of Jefferson becaused he lived well. If he spent more than he could afford, it was his own af fair. But in the interests of historical truth it would be as well to stop the laudation of "Jefferson simplicity." Another Swindle. According to reports received by the Agricultural department of the Univer sity of Missouri a new swindle is now being successfully worked in various Missouri towns by the so-called "cream ery promoter" whose business it is to organize a co-operative creamery com pany among the farmers surrounding a town and sell the organization, a $2,000 outfit for about $4,000. A smooth indi vidual appears in the town where it is proposed to victimize the farmers, takes rooms at the beet hotel and begins to talk "creamery." He is always supplied with the most convincing statistics either counterfeit or gathered from localities peculiarly adapted to the business. In two weeks a meeting is called by influ ential farmers and the plot from this point moves rapidly to completion. The promoter" moves on to new fields; the creamery runs a few months and then closes,a financial failure. Down at Cass ville, the county seat of Barry county, the "promoter" had things going his way when some cautious person decided to investigate a little before patting up the money. Accordingly he wrote to the agricultural department of the uni versity asking for expert advice. R. M. Washburn of the Dairy Farm was de tailed to investigate. He found the community just on the point of paying $3,800 for a $2,000 plant when even at the smaller figure there was consider able doubt about the financial success of the enterprise with the number of cows in the vicinity of Cassville and the non-adaptability of the surrounding country to the dairy business. Cassville, the Missouri University authorieiee say, is but one of a number of Missouri towns that these "promoters" have se lected for their swindling scheme. Vicarious Atonement. In the long, graystone building by the Hudson, known as ing Sing prison, a grizzled old man sits all day weaving mats. The old man is "Al" Adams, "the pol icy king" of New York, who filched mil lions from the poor and ignorant. He has gore to his own place, but that is not the worst of his punishment. Al Adams has two beautiful daugh ters. They were the pride of his life and he lavished hundreds of thousands of dollars upon them. They are finely edu cated, have traveled widely and are fit ted in every way for a high position in life. Until Adams was arrested the daughters knew nothing of his shame less methods of making money. He had hoped to keep them in ignorance. When the crash came the elder daugh ter, though broken hearted, was inclined to sympathize with her father because he had sinned for the sake of his daugh ters. The young one bitterly resented the crime of her father and heaped im precations upon him. Those who occupy cells next to him say Al Adams weeps at night and be moans the fate of his daughters, who, as he keenly realizes, are social outcasts and pariahs because of his crimes. It was so thousands of years ago "The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children's teeth are set on edge." And always and everywhere the preacher's text is the same: Sin-suffering. The father sins. He suffers because of it. His children suffer because of it. And the father suffers bitterly because his children suffer. His daughters were Al Adams's pride. He robbed right and left that he might lay the money at their feet. And the awful penalty came when the objects of his pride were made to suffer. The in nocent suffered for the guilty and the guilty suffered again. This is an up-to-date world in many respects, but there are some things that will never become old-fashioned. The moral law changes not. It is the same yesterday, to-day and forever. Sin penalty suffering, direct and vicarious. For Congress. We believe most excellent opportunity has coma to ha Rennhlinana in this congres8ionaiiJlWict, to elect a con gressman, if the Republicans will but act wisely in selecting their candidate. There have been many excellent gentle men mentioned in connection with the nomination. Some are willing while others have flatly refused to be consid ered in connection with the nomination. We believe the Republicans outside of Buchanan county concede the office to St. Joseph, and this being the cas the party leaders and workers should present a candidate every way big enough for the position, and one who enjoys the confidence of the representa tive business men of the third largest city in our state a man who will repre sent the whole district and at the same time look after the great interests of St. Joseph as a large commercial center.and who will not go to congress for the sole purpose of distributing the federal pat ronage a man who will not be bossed. The Sentinel has been anxious that C. A. Mossman would consent to the use of his name in connection with the con gressional nomination, but this he will not do it seems. To our mind.under the circumstances, we believe the best nomination our party could possibly make would be to name Captain Joseph Hansen, and place the party standard in his hands, to lead us in the congressional fight. He possesses many elements of strength every way representative. He has ever been a willing party worker. He has stood for right and justice in all his career, and has been successful in busi ness and enjoys the confidence and es teem of the large commercial represen tatives of that city. To our mind he would make an ideal candidate for con gress and we would be pleased to see him nominated at the convention which meets in Maryville, Thursday next. - We know of no man who would poll so large a vote as Captain Hansen. A North Miesouri paper prints the following:"Mr. Editor I desire to thank my friends and neighbors most heartily in this manner for their co-operation during the illness and death of my late husband who escape from my hand of death on last Friday, while at breakfast To all my friends who contributed so willingly toward making the last mo ments and the funeral of my Ijusband a 8uccess,l desire to remember most kind ly, hoping these lines will find them en joyed the same blessing I have also a good milch cow and roan gelding horse eight years old, which I will sell cheap. God moves in a mysterious way. His wonders to perform. He plants His foot steps cn the sea and rides upon the storm. Also a black and white shoat, cheap."