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tt 1 1 if 3 L 40TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1904. NUMBER 27 aaaaaa . -jiBKtm SjB bbbbbbbbbbbbH '1 . B ' ":W't.w.?JW"'a&";.s:. .- aBH BBBBBBBBBBBBBT jF ' ' :- ' : Hp -:" JH bbbbbbbbbbbw ' "'zr ' "H BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBJ JBY"' ; B ."x- :::-V:-'- JJj: : -B BBBBBBBBBBBBbW :V 1 Sf "'"' JH 20 2f 22 25 24 25 26 'BjjL B Arrival and Departure of Mails at the Postoffi.ee, Oregon, Mo. MAir DEPART: Tor Oiii.iha am. intcnm;rti:'ie point, :inl all jkmiii? nort h, at and west. J2:1U p. m. Kori.ll jh!ii1m north, outh, fast and west, ccuit Txtrkio and VilHsca hranclu-.s. KorSt. JoM-pli and intermediate points. For New Point only. Ilehrijr Mtpplied by Knral Car rier, IJoute No. H. For VilliM'a, north, mail to all ixiiitts north, e:irt, south and west, except, intermediate be tween Forest ity and St. Joseph. For all points north, south, east and west. Mail made tip at 8:0 p. in. MAILS AUKIVIC. Omalia MaiN from all points, north, east. onth and west. Villi.va and Tarkio Vail brain'he.s. Mails from north east. outh and west. Frm New Point only. Main line K. C, St. Joe. & C. It. Mails from all points, north south, .-! and west. From St. Joseph. Rural lloute No. , leaves, lie-tr-ns at 4:0 p. m. Rural Route, No. 1, leaves. Re turns, t:K p. ni. Rural Route, No. :t, leaves. Re turns at 4:0.) p. ni. Main line, K. .St. .loe & C. It. Mail from ail points. Mails are made up promp.ly ir 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. m. In order to reach its destination the same day. Mails for main line of K. 0., St, Joe. & C. B. north and south, :xe made up and depart at the same time, for day train, 1:1:10 p. m. T:20 a. m. 8:45 a. in. 3:30 p. in. 10:oo a. ni. 4:35 p. rn. 12:4. ... m. 8:50 a. m. 10:20 a. ni. 1 1 :3 a. m. 3:1. p. in. G:OU p. m. io:oo a. pi. o:oo a. in. 3:45 a. m. 2:30 a. m. In the Mails Seven Years. Tom Fields, formerly of For'escup.lMit now living -outh of Mountl City brought )Oi)' u.e Tue.sfh.y a letLr he received that day that wjjS addressed to tutu nearly seven years ago and which un doubtedly has an interesting history if it could only be known The letter was dated April 4, 1898, and mailed at Bart lett, Iowa, by Harry Morgan, a dealer in forest trees. It was addressed to Mr. Fields at Fortescue, requesting that he ship Morgan a lot of joung elm and ash sprouts. The letter is frayed out at the edges and bears evidence of having been water soaked. Where the letter has been is a mys tery and that it should reach its final destination ifter wander ng around over the world ur beinr lost in a mail car for seven ears h rati er ivmarkabin. The letter foun.i its w.-y to the Fortescue postoffice November 0, 10. '4, the post-mast-r there forwarding it to this place with the notation that it was found the day before in c. r No 43 Anyhow, the letter is a rlic worth preserving. Jef fer soman Famous Steer Case Ends. The have been notihed that h!ijah OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. Circuit Court. Convenes first Monday In January; fourth Mondays in April and August. Oallatln 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. Alklre, probate judge. County Court. Regular Terms: 3 First Mondays In Febru ary May, August and November. Jacob Wehrli, presiding judge. O. W. Pullen, judge 1st district. Wm. H. Allen, judge of 3d district. Enoch A. Welty, clerk of county court. P L. Zeller, deputy county clerk. County Board of Health. Jacob Wehrli, president. Q. W. Pullen, vice-president-. W. 0. Proud, county physician. Enoch A. Welty, secretary. County Board of Education. A. R. Coburn,. Oregon. W. W. Gallaher. Mound City. Alberta O. 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, C. M. Armstrong. Asssessor, W. 11. Weightnian. TheW. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs. Wm. H. Mathews, the Friday fol lowing Thanksgiving, November 25th, at 2 p.m. for John Masseugaie E. Rice will ask the Kansas City Court of Ap peai to enter an oraer arnrming me ae cision of the Howard county circuit court in the case of John Massengale against Rice. The last trial of the case occurred at Fayette in April. The verdict went to Rice. The attorney for Massengale examined the record and decided there was no substantial ground for an appeal. The case was tried before Judge A. H. Wal ler. The litigation was begun in Sep tember, 1899, at Bynumville, Chariton county, having been instituted by Mr. Massengale to recover possession of a steer, valued at $30. which he alleged had been taken by Mr. Rice. There were seven trials in the Justice, Circuit and Appellate courts. The costs, while heavy, will not be as great as some reports have stated. Outside of the money he has already paid out, aggre gating about $2,000, it is expected that Mr. Massengale can obtain a complete discharge from all court liabilities for a thousand dollars. He takes the result philosophically and says he has got his money's worth of experience, though he lost the 6teer. Missouri University Prizes at the World's Fair. According to the preliminary report of the committee on awards the Univer sity of Missouri has won more prizes at the 8t. Louis exposition than any other university in the world. Nine grand prizes, 16 gold medals. 13 silver medals and three bronze medals, a total of 41 prizes, is the showing of Missouri's highest institution of learning in com petition with the world. The grand prizes denote the highest excellence, and Missouri has captured more than twice as Chicago university, its most fortunate rival, which received but four. Prof. E. E.Price is now at Paducah, Ky., where he is the manager of the business college there. County Court. '11. . 1 XT , i ue regular ovemoer term ol our county court was held last week, and two days, Monday and Tuesday of this week. Much business was before the court, and by way of diversion, they were called upon to hear arguments pro and con upon the granting of saloon licenses for parties at Crate. They also had to cast up the election returns, fix the bonds for the various officers elect and as a wnole they were kept quite busy. An appropriation of 820 was made for repairing road between the lands of Wesley Rostock, B. F. Morgan and John Noellsch, and B. F. Morgan named to superintend the work. Sixty-five dollars was also appropriated for like work in Forbes township;a like sum being raised by interested parties. Edward P. Allen was ordered to be admitted to the colony of feeble-minded at Marshall The petition asking for a private road by Peter Strickland and others, was dis missed for want of answer. On Wednesday, 9ih instant, the court and county clerk and deputy, cast up the election returns, and ordered the same certified to the secretary of state: and also ordered commissions to issue. The change of road as petitioned for by Ed. P. H. Oxley was granted and the change ordered as petitioned for;the old road named in the petition was ordered vacated. The saloon petition as tiled by W. R. Groves, of Maitland, was dismissed. Th sum of S125 was appropriated to repair the levee road south of Forest City, and A. D. Taylor was named to take charge of the work. The petition of R. J. Taylor asking for a saloon license in Craig, was withdrawn and the case ordered dismissed. Contractor Martindale reported the completion of a large number of bridges, and Comniitv3oner AripctronGr made favorable report on the same; a warrant for $4,200 war ordered for payment of the same. The sum of 850 was ordered paid to. Riley Buiatt. for right of way for road purposes. The bonds for the various elective of ticers was fixed by the court at the fol lowing sums: Treasury $160,000 Collector 100,000 Sheriff 10,000 Public Administrator 10,000 Asses -or 5,000 Surveyor 2,000 Coroner 1,000 constaulks: Bigelow 1,200 Benton :.000 Clay '2,000 Forest 1,200 Forbes 1,000 Hickory . . uiberty . . . Lincoln . . , 1,000 LOCO LOOO The Congressional Vote. We were one of those that had our doubts as to the ability of the Republi cans to carry this congressional district, and while we are ready to concede that Mr. Fulkerson was a most excellent gentleman, and to our mind the better of the two candidates a3 to ability and titness, we felt there were too many of the other fellows in this district, and when one looks over the election tables, he would naturally think so. But as the returns are, now all in Mr. Fulker son has beaten the favored sou of old Platte county, we must say we are most agreeably surprised. Here is a table giving the vole in this congressional dis trict since 1896: ANUKKW COUNTY. Dem. Rep. 2,188 2.GG5 1.902 2.125 2,042 2.352 1,058 1 982 1,721 2.3u0 ATCHISON COUNTY. 2,200 1,589 1.839 1,097 1,978 1,830 1,025 1,505 1.5G7 1,834 UUCHANAN COUNTY. 7,312 6,909 6,160 5.984 1900 9.273 8,165 1902 7.892 5.073 7,923 8,734 HOLT COUNTY. 2,013 2 4.19 1.652 2.182 1,734 2,385 1,437 1,969 ..... 1,333 2,191 NODAWAY COUNTY. 4,558 3.447 3,931 3,447 4,118 3.865 3.652 3.529 3 403 3,849 I'LATTK COUNTY. 3.181 1054 2 804 826 3,066 90S 2,128 452 2,519 977 TIIK rWNlJMVVTKS Dem. . Cochran 1S96. 1 81)8 1900 1902. 1904. 1S96 1898. 1900. 1902. 1904. 1896. 1898. 1904. 1896. 1898. 1900. 1902. 1904. 1896. 1898. 1900. 1902. 1904. 1S96. 1893. 1900 1902. 19J4. What Debt Has Done. Young man listen! Do you want to know what is more destructive of hu man happienss and more fatal to human life than war, or the rum fiend, or any deadly disease? Well, we will tell you. It is debt! Debt has whitened more beads, and wrinkled more faces, and wrecked more lives, and peopled more cemeteries, prematurely, than any other enemy of the human race. If tomb-, stones bore correct records no other words would be found on so manv of them as these: "Died of Debt." A tolling bell and a slow cortege tell the story of another departure. The doctors look wise and pronounce it a case of "general debility," or "heart failure," or "nervous prostration." But a better diagnosis would be debt! Next to urequited love debt is the most potent cause of suicide,while students of crimi noiogy Know inac it is a truitful cause of crime. What induced that cashier to embezzle that money? Debt! What caused that man to sell mortgaged prop erty? Debt! What prompted that de faulter to become a wonderer on the face of the earth? General Sherman said not irreverently, "war is hell." We would rather be the author of this sen tence: "Debt is hell." The Old Book knew what it was talking about when it said. "Owe no man anything." We would rather live in a "dug out" free from debt, than in a mansion hopelessly plastered with mortgages. Young man, hesitate long before assuming heavy financial obligations you are not absolu telysureof your ability to pay and then don't do it. small sums by mail:, while the remain ing coupons he would exchange for sil ver or stamps at his postoffice. The scheme appears to possess great merit, and it is to be hoped congress will con sider it carefully. 1896.. C. F IS9S..C, F. Cochran I900..C. F. Cochran 1902.. C F. Cochran 1904.. F. M. Wilson. Rpp. Geo. Crother. A. W. Brewster. Jno. Keonish. O. M. Gilmer. F. B. Fulkerson 1896 Democrasic plurality 3,829 1898 Democratic plurality 2,033 1900 Democratic plurality 2616 1902 Democratic plurality 3 832 1904 Republican plurality 1.360 The total vote in. the district, . begin ning with 1896, was as follows: Dem. Rep. Tot"J 1896 21,512 17.683 39,195 1898 18,294 16,261 34.555 1900 22,2 11 1 9,595 4 1,805 1 902 18 392 14,510 32,902 1904 18,531 19,891 38,422 It will be noticed that the Democratic vote in the district in 1900 was 3.0M) greater than that of 1904. while the Re publican vote of 1904 was only 296 greater than that of 1900, yet the Ke publican candidate won by a plurality of 1,360 in 19 Jl. Lew s 2 000 Mintou LOiO Xudaway 1,000 Union 2,000 mi ii - . . j.ue louowing justices ironi tne ie- turns as cast up ware declared elected: J. E. Hansherand C. S. McKee, Bige low township. W. H. Debord, Clay. S. G. Walker, Forbes. Henry Feil, Liberty. Ira Graham, Lincoln. Jacob King, Lewis. Constables elected were. Bigelow, J. T. Bridgeman. Benton, A. R: McNulty. Clay, Robert Conner. Forest, John Carson. Forbes, J as. H. Harper. Hickory, Chas. A. Wright. Liberty, Ora. Morse. Lincoln, John F. Wilson. Lewis, Jas. M. Foster. Minton, Thos. Huston. Nodaway, Jas. E. Ramsay. Unidn, Claude M. Lowe. The consideration of the petition ask ing for the vacation of certain streets and alleys in Richville, was continued to the February term, Upon the report of the commissioners in the private road petitioned for by T. P. Fitzmaurice, the damages as assessed were considered excessive, and the case was dismissed at request of petitioner. Treasurer Moore filed his semi-annual settlement, showing a balance in his hands of $7,636.34. The change of road petitioned for by C. S Dobbins and others, was deemed praotical and the change was ordered made and the road and bridge commis sioner was ordered to survey and mark out the same. A similar order was made in the publfb road petitioned for by Al bert Asendorf and others. The change of road petitioned for by Fred Kraemer and others, the court or dered the same established and opened 40 feet wide. The petition of W. S. Gifford was dismissed. Captain Lucas and wife expect spend the winter in California. to Some Election Features. A striking peculiaiity of the way Holt county voted is found in the fact that the vote for sheriff was twenty-three larger than that cast for president, and the Republican candidate for congress received eighty-eight votes more than Walbridge received for governor. Wil son for congress ran faftv-seven votes ahead of Parker, and 120 votes behind Folk. Cook for secretary of state, ran 148 behind Folk, and only twenty-nine ahead of Parker Williams for sheriff received toe largest plurality, 965. The largest vote polled was for governor, a total of 3,635, which is 242 larger than was polled in the county in 1902, and 422 less than was polled in 1900. Mc Kinley received 2,302 votes in 1900, and Roosevelt received 2208 in 1904, a loss in 1904 of ninety-four votes. Bryan re ceived 1765 votes in 1900 and Parker 1276 in 1904; a loss of 489 votes. Flory for governor received 2294 votes in 1900 and Walbridge 2103 in 1904; a loss of 191 votes. Dockery received 1777 votes in 1900, and Folk received 1453 votes in 1904, a loss of 324 votes. Cook for secretary of state received 1776 votes in 1900 and 1305 in 1904; a loss of 471. The Republican vote for jcretary of state in 1900 was 2297 and in 1904 it was 2190; a loss of 107. Below we give the total vote and pluralities in Holt county since 1866: Rep. Dem. Total. Plur. 1866. 1868.. 1870. 1872. 1874 . 1876.. 1878.. 1880., 1882.. 1834.. 1886.. 1888.. 1890.. 1892.. 1894.. 1896.. 1898.. 1900.. 1902.. 1904.. ... 784 ...1080 ... 815 ...1382 ..1375 ..1628 ..1375 ...1604 ..1675 ..1957 ..1742 ..1831 ..1668 ..1899 ..2116 ..2397 ..2181 .2292 !.198l ..2208 31 815 753 137 1217 943 402 1217 413 872 2254 510 661 2036 715 1355 2983 273 1157 2532 218 1317 2921 287 1289 2968 386 1475 3432 482 1294 3036 448 1433 3264 398 1494 3162 174 1427 3326 472 1258 3374 858 2030 4433 361 1634 3315 547 1765 4057 527 1412 3393 559 1276 3484 932 The first money in payment for the Squaw Creek Drainage bonds -has been paid into the hands of the treasurer. The Hasty Wedding. It is said that a certain St. Louis jus tice of the peace married four couples in 15 minutes recently, thereby breaking ine recora. in tne same papers giving this information were news items tolling of ; t iny divn- "js and some suicide, due to ''domestic troubles " The preachers and moralists have been deploring the alarming frequency of divorce and tryiog to find a remedy. May not a large part of the evil be traced to these hasty marriages, and to the "dares," and would it not be well to discountence them in every possible way? Perhaps a general return to the old-fashioned wedding, with its abun dant and soul stirring ceremony, would uo -much as a preventive of the divorce evil. It cannot b- denied that we are all creatures of suggrstion, and that most of us are m re likely to regard a mar riage entered into with all seriousness and begun with due ceremony, as more binding than one hastily "contracted The wedding march and the wedding bell may have become trite and stale in tne novel, tsut in real lite, every young couple who faco marriage do so with as much newness us if the world had be6a remade for them. And those who are privileged to counsel them, at this cru cial stage of their existence, should try to surround the wedding with all fitting creraony. A knot loosely tied is soon undone. And a hasty marriage is lik-ly to bring unhappiness, The New Postal Currency. There is a crying need in the United States for a form of fractional currency which will be both convenient and safe for mailing small sums, and which will avoid the expense of a money order. Many schemes have been suggested, but they have not met with favor from con gress. A new "coupon dollar is tne latest idea. The New York Commer cial describes it as follows: It is suggested that its face shall be identical with that of the one dollar sil ver certificate. The back would be printed in five sections or coupons, one for 50 cents, one for 25 cents, two for 10 cents and one for five cents. Along one edge, covering the entire length of the bill, runs the legend: "This is legal tender only when a whole sheet of five coupons amounting to one dollar" the words "one dollar" extending across the whole sheet, so that it is not expressed on tne otcer coupon. Hi very coupon contains the following: "When one of these coupons is cut off the one cut off and those remaining may be redeemed in silver er postage stamps at any post- office in the United States, its territor ies or its dependencies." It will thus be possible to mail, by using one or more coupons, sums of o, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30. 35, 40, 45, 50. 55, 00, 65. 70,75,80, 85, 90 or 95 cents. These would not be legal tender, and would not go into general circulation. When redeemed by postmasters, they would not again be used, but be canceled and sent with other returns to the postoffice department, for redemption by the treasury and the issue of new "coupon dollars" in their place. It is also sug gested that the one dollar silver certifi cate now in circulation shall be with drawn and be replaced with "coupon dollars." Then any one with one of these in his pocket could cut it to send The Tie That. Binds. Since our last report Recorder Callow has issued, the. following marriage li censes: Bailey, Chas. E. and Mabel L. Ran dall, of Mound City, October 4, by H. T. Alkire, judge of probate. Carter. Miles, of Forest City, and Mary J. Patterson, of Mound City, Oc tober 22. FiBher. Henry, of Stella, Neb., and Amanda D. Buck, of Corning, Septem ber 28, by Rev. J. H. Rupprecht. Foster, J. F.t of Oregon, and Mattie C Schaffer, of Forest City, October 22. Harper, Eli, and Grace M. Bush, of Forbes, October 23, by' H. T. Alkire, probate judge. Krepper, Harry E. and Vida Morford, of Maitland, October 12. by Rev. W. H. Welton. Morris, Jas. C. and Cora , A. Smith, of Oregon, October IS, by Rev. Chas. B. Campbell. Mikesell, Alfred, and . Ada L. Holley, of Mound City, October 19, by Rev. H. E. Bowers. Perkins, Dennis.iL., and Cora Combs,, of Craig. October 14,. by. Rev. J. P. Ball Parker, Emmett D. of Mound City, and Helen Welty, of Oregon, October 29, by Rev. A. J. Brock. Simpson, Charles E., and Grace M. Hershner, of . Oregon, October 26, by Rev. H. E, Bowers. Shultz, Geo , of Craig, and Bertha L. Metzgar, of Mound City, October 30, by Rev. E. Clay Baird. . Voltmer, Herman, and Anna Fahseler, of Craig. October 21. Watson, James, of Mound City, and Lulu P.ixton, of vapif T-ctober 1. by H T. Alkire, judg j of probate. Washam. Robt. and Edith J. Combs, of Mound City. Otober 13, by F. S. Ro stock, J. P. Wright, Charles ., and Grace M. Coffin, of New Point, October 19, by Rev. H. P. Alexander. Wetzell, Edward and Minnie M. Campbell, of Oregon, October 26, by Rev. A. J. Bmck. Zachman, F. X., of Skidmore, and 3arah?H. Reed, of Fillroore,. October 6,. by Rev. M. H.Jordan. Admissions to the Bar. Judge John E. Lawson, dean of the Missouri University Law School, has presented a report to the Missouri Bar Association, recommending more string ent requirements for entrance to the bar Missouri. The report recommends that at the next General Assembly a bill be introduced providing for the appoint ment of a State board of legtl examiners' having power to accept or reject all ap plications for entrance to the bar of the State. During the past year Dean Lawson and Judge Vasco H Roberts of the Mis souri University Law School have made an extensive canvass of the lawyers of the State, laying before them the pro posed bill. Of the 820 answers received at Columbia, 800 are in favor of the bill and only 20 men have expressed them selves as opposed to it. That the proposed bill will have the sanction of public opinion goes without saying, uniform requirements lor aa- mittance to the bar are desirable. The question of requirements should not bo determined by locality.' It should notv for instance, be easier for a man to en ter the practice in the country than in the cities. Under the proposed system no one will be allowed to practice daw in the State until he shall have competed the course of study in' an' approved law school or passed an examination similar to that required for graduation at a law school. Under existing laws.any Circuit Judge may admit one to the bar, and, although the law requires an examination, the ex aminations are always of the most cur sory sort, while in many cases the ap plicant is admitted on eyidence hardly more than that at some time or other he has read law. Obviously such conditions need cor recting, and Judge Lawson 's report seems to supply the correction. Tbe practice and profession of law in Mis souri should be raised at least to the plane and standards existing in the other foremost States of the Union. Charles E. Redmon, a brother of Mrs. George W. Hogrefe of this city, was killed in a railroad collison on the Union Pacific railway near Evanston, Wyoming, Saturday, November 12th, 1904. The remains were brought to Craig for interment, the funeral services being held Thursday ot this week. Pat Fitzmaurice has occupied the Keaster farm in the Benton district, which he recently purchased.