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lie (luuntn 40TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2. 1904. NUMBER 29 SBMmmmS; 'ffiaV- -S HPIBBIIPjIbp'VPPaVMHHRHsmBv Arrival and Departure of ICails at the Postoffice, Oregon, Mo. MAILS' DEPART: For Omaha am. intermediate points, and all points north, east and west. y For all pointsriorth, south, east and west, except Tarkio and VUllsca branches. For St. Joseph and intermediate points. For Xew Point, only. S " Helwi-s supplied by 'Rnrul Car rier,, fContc So. 1 For Villisca, north, mall to all points north, east, south and 7 :S0 a. m. 13:lOp.m. 8 :45 a. m. 3:30 p. m. 16:ee a. ni. 4:25 p. rn. west, .except intermediate he- txeon Forcstrlty "Si nfl St: Joseph 12:4.- in. For all points north, xmth. east andirest. Mail mailt nj at S:'H) p. m. MAILS ARRIVK. 8:50 a. m. Oiualia Mulls f nun all iointj. north. e:iM. Mutli and west. 10:20;i. in. VHlisca and Tarkio Valley j hranches. Mails from north ! east. outh and west. 11:30 a.m. 3:15 p. m. From New Point oulj-. Maiu line K. C, St. .lot. & C. B. Malls from all points, north, south. et and wet. From St. Joseph. Rural Route No. leave.. Re tt -lis at 4:K3 p. m. Rural Route, So. 1, leave-.. Re turns. 4:0(1 p. m. Rural Route, No. 'A, leaves. Re 6:00 p. rn. io:oo a. in. '0:00 :t. m. t:4.- a. ui. turns at 4:tt p. m. S:30a. in. Main Hm K. C..St. Joe & . II. Mail fnm all points. Mails are made up pmmpvly 15 minute.-, be--, fore departin? time. New Point mall arrives and departs daily J except Sunday. Mail to Fortesime. Ruto and points on the I B & M. In Nebraska within 100 miles of this office, should be mailed before 8:43 a. rn. in Order to reach its destination the same day. ' f. -.. n..f k n si . to.. r. n north and south, ure 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: First Mondays in Febru ary May, August and November. Jacob Wehrli, presiding judge. G. W. Pullen, judge 1st district. Wm. H. Allen, judge of 2d district. Enoch A. Welty, clerk of county court. F L. Zelier, deputy county cleric. County Board of Health. Jacob Wehrli, president. G. W. Pullen, vice-president. W. C. Proud, county physician. Enoch A. Welty. secretary. County Board of Kriuealion. A. R. Coburn,, Oregon. W. W. Gallaher, Mound City. Alberta U. Green, Craig. Collector of Revenue, Nicholas Stock. County Treasurer, Lew is I. Moore. Recorder of Deeds, Robert Callow. Commissioner of Schools, A. K. Coburn Public Administrator, M.I). Walker. Superintendent, of Poor, Aimer Cai-vm. Surveyor, O. M. Armstron;. AjjSi-esSor, W. 11. Weiuht-unui. : i ""-The Walker boys. Lawrence and j Warne, delivered 190 head of hogs to j Will Derr at Forest City, Monday of this week. They averaged 170 pounds and sold at 1. O, Missouri! O, Missouri, Mizzoo, I'm a weepin1 for you. My tears are a fallin' like rain. I'm a sobbin' boo hoo! 1 O, Missouri, Mizzoo: My heart is nigh broken with pain. Oo you I'ye relied .with a whole -lot of pride, And counted you safe from the fray. But O, what a slide why I mighty near died A seein' you wander away fO, state of my birth you have squelched all the mirth And made me feel lonesome and blue. Though I wander the earth of all joy there's a dearth, O fickel Missouri, Mizzoo' 1 nave alwavs avowed that of vo I was prond. j But this i- a bWw to my pride. 1 1 am sobbiu' aloud, ana my spirit is cowed To think that you'd over blackslide. You have wandered away from the old path today. And you'll find that the pic-kin' is poor. You will find it don't pa do you catch what I say? Your new friends will bunco you sure. When on hu9ks you must dine in com- p'ny of swine Just recall what 1 whisper 10 you: jg - Jr the old wavs you'll pine, and vou'll kir'in lina ei oacK m "ne Repentant Missouri, Mizzoo! . ... . .... , , Missouri; its tough! You were quite old enobgh To know a lot better than that. But you swallowed the guff O, Mis souri, it's rough To have all our hopes busted flat! But, Missouri, Mizzoo: we're a lookin' for you To come back again to the fold. And the day that you do what a hulla baloo We'll raise when your form we be hold. Will M. Maupin in the Commoner, November 25, 1904. The annual meeting of the North west Missouri Press Association was held in St. Joseph Friday and Satur day of last week. It was the fourteenth time they had met in St. Joseph and the last meet always seems the best.Rnd each time Frank Freytag and his com mittee associates try to out do them selves. This year the details were in the hands of Frank Frevtog, Jphn Al j bus and Ed. Hart, and they filled the j bill to perfection, besides filling other j things. They were eo bent on showing , their country cousins a good time, that j it took generalship on the part of Presi ; dent Mayes to get through with the pro igram but they got through with one of the very best programs in the history ! of the association. The entertainment j furnished by the committee was all right ! in every way, especially their trip to see the "Forbidden Hand" The fourteenth annual meet of the newspaper men vi this P;irt of Missouri, was in every sense a decided success. Mrs. Emma Brags ha returned from Skidmore. where she was visiting with relatives and friends. In the Probate Court. Judge Alkire finished his docket Mon day of last week, completely disposing of all business in the probate court. On Monday the following cases were dis posed of: The sum of $200 was appropriated out of the John Brodbe'k estate, for his support for the coming year. An appropriation of $100 was made out of the Blevins heirs estate for sup port during th coming year. SfiO was set asde out -of the Mary E. Reel estate, for her support during the coming year. Joseph Groves, as guardian of David K Propee, filed his final settlement showing a balance in his hands of 74.71, which was ordered turned over to his ward, he having arrived at the age of 21 years. Final receipts were tiled and the guardian was discharged. Albert Chiming in charge of the Charles W. Stanley estate, filed his final settlement showing a balance due the estate of 8286.37, which was ordered diB tributed one-seventh each to Claude.Bes sie and Clara Stanley: to Claude as guardian of Allen, Harry, Guy and Mary one seventh each. The uncollect able notes belonging to tho estate were j ordered turned back to the heirs. M. D. Walker, public administrator, filed settlements in the following estates: Ah guardian r f the Tabor heirs. he made his final settlement, and on filing re ceipts, he was discharged. Fifth an nual in the Wm. Burgess estate bal ance due the estate, $33034. Third an nual in the Blevins heirs estate, showing a balance of 1,879.13 as due the estate. A balance of SG3.01 wa rhown to be due the heirs of the Ilousworth heirs. His 5th annual 'settlement in the Mary . Keel estate, showed a balance of 8461.40. A balance of 2,055.95 was shown to be due the John Brodbeck estate. Wm. Debord, as execiuor of the Wm. Wagoner estate filed bis final settlement, showing no funds on haodjthat the heirs had paid off all liabilities of the deceased, and the executor was disoharged. Birtha German, widow of Wm. C. Ger man, who was killed- lat summer near Skidmore,.by falling from a bridge,came into court and showed to the court that the estate was oot worth more than she was entitled to under the statutes as widow, whereupon the court refused the ( grant of letteis for administration. Albert Jriatdman, as administrator of the Anthony Hardman estate, was or dered to sell certain real estate at pri vate or public sale. D. A. Gelvin, as guardian of the Gel vin heirs, made his fifth annual settle uieni,showing a balance of 6332 80 in his hands. Robert Montgomery, as administrator, fill d his final receipts in the Ira Peter estate, and he was discharged. The following demands were allowed against the Henry Shutta estate: in favor bf Kreek &Watson for 6154.30: Dr. J. T. 'J hatcher for 459.30. Against the Louisa Taylor estate in favor of Fitts Merch. Co., for $34 80: Jonas Watson, $1.75. Against the Charles Jenet estate in favor of G. W. Hitt, for 45. Court adjourned to meet December 12. Every Amendment Defeated. The official vote on the constitutional amendments in the late election has been announced. All the amendments were defeated by big majorities. The first, which was the proposition to allow the cities to pension their disabled po licemen, was defeated by 75,254. The second, the direct legislation amend ment, was beaten by 43,540. The third, the free school book amendment, was defeated by 63,201. The fourth, the railroad pass amendment, was defeated by 123,561. The fifth, the new capitol amendment, was beaton by 113,910 votes. It is rather odd that so few Missouri voters took the trouble to indicate their preferences on the proposed constitu tional amendments. About 640,000 per sons voted for governor, while the num ber of votes on the amendments did tot much exceed 300,000. More than half the meu who went to the polls ignored the proposals to amend the constitution, although they concerned matters of im portance and had been widely discussed. Evidently, training is necessary in order to persuade the voters to take advant age of a referendum when it is offered them. The people of Missouri will take a natural and justifiable pride in the state's magnificent showing in its agri cultural exhibits at the Louisiana Pur chase exposition. Its three grand prizes and 252 m-dais given by the committee on awards constitute a fine tribute to the state's agricultural eminence and to the skill of tho men who arranged the displays for the exposition. Missouri is such a well balanced state in its farm products that outsiders sometimes fail to recognize its important position in furnishing the nation's food. The news of the St. Louis awards will emphasize to the country the extent and finality of Missouri's vase agricultural interests. Death of C. C. Potter. Many of the older set of citizens of i Oregon and Forest City, will no doubt remember C. C. Potter, who in the early 80's was the telegrapher at the Forest City station. They will also remember us speaking of him as the clerk of the district court of Iowa, which position he had held for some 11 years, when he was discovered to be an embexzler, and 'of his conviction and having been sent to the penitentiary for a term of ears from Mills county, Iowa. On his leav ing Forest City he went to Pacific Junc tion as telegrah operator, and while here he got into politics, and his won derful personality, for it was by his personality that he commanded the confidence that Mills County, Iowa, voters repeatedly accorded him when his name was among those of the candi dates for office, and in 1892 he was first elected clerk of the district court, and for eleven years he held this position, when he was found to short in his ac counts, and about a year ago he wa6 sentenced to the penitentiary at Fort Madison. His nervous system com pletely gave way, and he was confined to the hospital the entire time until Monday, October 31, 1904, death came and released him. His is a sad ending of a life which had a peculiar influence upon all whom he came in contact. Mr. Potter's known embezzlement is said to have been about 7,000, but he plead guilty to having embezzled 2.400. Many of his personal friends believed that he was not guilty of any criminal act and that he plead guilty to avoid a trial which would have resulted in discios urea that would have implicated others of bis associates. Much Ado Over Small Amount. In the case of Ed. Burch vs. Ben Bosch.known as "the cornn'usking case," the adjudication of a slight difference out of court would have saved consider able litigation and a good sized sum of money. Burch in a boy, under age, and was employed by. Bosch to shuck corn. He. shucked something over 1,500 bushels and asked thathe be paid three cento, a bushel for his work. Bo9ch refused .to ;pay three cents, but offerad to pay two and one-half cents. At this basis the difference in the total avunt .was 87.50. lo round figures Burch claimed his work was worth $47.50,while Bosch thought it was worth only $40 and offered to pay him that much. Neither would agree to the other's fig ures, so young Burch's father brought suit. About thirty-five witnesses were summoned in the case on both sides. First it was tried in justice's court, then appealed. The parties live in north of Orrsburg and the witneaees had to come a good distance. The jury decided that Bosch must pay Burch three cents a bushel for hi9 work. When the costs were figured up Thurs day after the decision was in it was found that the case had cost the loser over 200. Maryville Tribune. Were You Thankful? Thursday last was Thanksgiving day, a day named for the people by tho pres ident of our glorious country and the governors of the several states. It is one of the most unique, beautiful and uplifting of all our holidays. It com bines gratitude to our Father above with the feasting, rejoicing and mutual helpfulness to cloBely akin to a deep sense of thankfulness. Like all occas ions of human rejoicing, Thanksgiving brings its burdens of sorrow to temper the gladness of the day and hour. No doubt many a Thanksgiving dinner was eaten in tears provoked by the sight of the chair filled by some loved one a year ago, now empty and sacred, to a past that can never be recalled on this side of the dark river. While this is true, God has set us in a large place, in which our present life is linked with better and greater things to come; and, realiz ing that sorrow patiently suffered brings blessings beyond compare, eveu those who have been sorely chastened doubt less lifted their grateful hearts to the Giver of all Good. Never, aside from the homes where affliction has come, have so many homes in our dear old town been so bountifully cheered with the good things of life as in the present yer. Therefore all us, those who have sorrows and those whose sorrows are yet to come, could be truly thankful; while those to whom the day was sad, no doubt was mindful of those to whom it brought sorrow. Oregon never seen a fairer Thanksgiving day, nor one more generally observed. The weather.which was so warm that the day hardly seemed the great festival, added, however, to its attractiveness rather than detracted, and when tho feasting was over, our people came down town for an after noon stroll. Services were held at the M. E. church, the pulpit beiug occupied by Rev. Bower, of the Evangelical church: the Presbyterian pulpit was oc cupied by the pastor, Ryv. McFarland. Kaging Prairie Fire. A raging fire 'vas in progress in the bottom lands southwest of town Wed nesday, Nor. 23, 1904. It began on the McCoy tract south of the railroad, and is supposed to have started from a upark from a passing locomotive. Owing to the rank growth of prairie hay which was as dry as a powder horn anda heavy wind that prevailed from the north, the flames spread with great rapidity and for a while threatened the destruction of the several homes and thousands of tons of wild hay in stacks. Roaring like an approaching cyclone, leaping into the air at a great distance and bounding southward with furious speed, the devouring flames and great volumns of smoke presented an awe inspiring sight to those in the immediate vicinity. In a few hours a strip of country several miles wide whs burned over to a point east of Napier, a distance of about six miles from the starting point. At the time of closing our forms Wednesday evening, we hear the fire had spent its force and was thought to be under con trol. W. C. Andes and John Cottier lost several 'stacks of hay each. Mr. Salsburry, who lives on the Anderson farm, lost all but three of 18 stacks of hay, amounting to about 200 tons. With this exception and the burning of many fence posts, no other material damage was done by the flames. Jeffer aonian, The Official Count. Below will be found the vote, by counties comprising this congressional and judicial district for president and governor: Parker. Roosevelt. Andrew 1,690 2,306 Atchison 1,500 1,839 Buchanan 7,746 8,703 Gentry .....2,153 2.060 Holt 1,273 2,208 Nodaway 3,352 3,875 Platte 2,534 953 Worth 965 1,042 In the six counties composing this congressional district, Roosevelt received 19.884 votes, and Parker. 18,095, a plu rality of l,789for the former. In the five counties composing our judicial district, the total vote was: Parker, 9,243; Roosevelt, 11,024; plural ity for the latter, 1,781. "GOVKiWOK 1 Folk. Andrew ...1.791 Atchison 1,672 Walbridge. 2,224 1,706 7.633 2,009 2,103 3,725 874 1,001 Buchanan 8,968 Gentry 2,373 Holt 1,453 Nodaway 3,582 Platte 2,613 Worth 1,035 Folk's total vote in the congressional district was 20,079, and Wal bridge's, 18.265. Folk's plurality, 1,814. Folk's total vote in the judicial di9 trict was 10,017 and Walbridge, 10,544 Walbridge's plurality, 527. Platte Purchase (Leads All. In the matter of awards for cattle and mules made at the World's Fair, the Platte Purchase more than held its own against the remainder of this state and against the world For Shorf,-Horn cattle, C. D. Bellows, of Maryville, was the biggest winner in the state. He won 17 prizeB two firsts, three seconds, five thirds, one fifth, one sixth, one eighth, two tenths, one eleventh and one seventeenth. In the Hereford contest, Benton Gab bert, of Dearboo, too eight prizes, in cluding two firsts, two seconds and one I third. Platte Purchase exhibitors carried off practically everything in the Jersey competition. Rolla Oliver, of Dearborn, took 14 prices with his Jersey cattle. Mrs. F. C. Thomas, of Buchanan coun ty, took 11 ribbons. C. T. Graves, of Maitland, took 10 prizes and Robert I. Voting, of Buchanan county, won eight. W. A. Elgin, of Platte City, took 11 prizes with exhibits of mules. Seven of these were firsts. Among other large winners who live in Northwest Mis souri are James A. Funkhaueer, of Plattsburg, who took 13 prizes with his Hereford entries, and M. E. Moore, of Cameron, who won 22 ribbons with his Holsiein-Freieian cattle. St. Joseph I News and Press. I New Branch of Study. The Missouri Agriculture college has decided to offer a course in stock judg ing during January and February for the benefit of those who want to learn the more important problems connected with this important subject. The course will have nothing to do with science for science's sake, but only in do far as science will help solve practical prob lems will it be considered. Lon winded discussions and line-spun theories will be relegated to the background. In structions will he straight to tha kernel of the subject by tho shortest cjt and she fewest possible words. In short, the course will be arranged for busy stockmen who have not time for frills. Roosevelt by 25,600. The official count of the vote for presi dent has been completed in this state-. The count was on the first presidential elector for each candidate and the vot is as follows: Robert H Kern. Dem 295.87 L. M. Jones, Rep 321,447 S. S. Allen, Prohi 71.18L F. D. Atkinson, Soc 13,008 J. F. Garber, Soc. Lab 1,685 H. N. Ess, Peo 4,226 Jones' plurality for Roosevelt, is 25, 600. The vote for president in 1900 waff: Bryan, Democrat, 351,922; McKinley, Republican, 314,092. According to the official vote Parker ran 66,075 votes be hind Bryan and Rooeevelt ran 7,344 votes ahead of McKinley. Parker re ceived 30,805 fewer votes than did Folk for governor and ran 10,048 votes behind Rubey for lieutenant governor.- After the Packers. Commissioner James A. Garfield, of the bureau of corporations Is in Chicago to complete the Beef trust investiga tions begun last spring under a resolu tion of congress, by calling before him the leading packers to answer questions which he may propound, based on the evidence collected by the special agents of the bureau in the last few months. It is stated on good authority that the leading lawyers of the government are of the opinion that the commissioner has legal right to compel the testimony of trust magnates, and that he will sub poena the big packers to appear before him, with their books 'and papers, if necessary, in order to answer the ques tions he may have put to them. The scope of the iuquiry will be broad for the commissioner has at his command in statistical form the data gathered by his special agents, which coven most of the cattle on the ranges, . freight rates, stock yards charges and cost of manu facturing the cattle into beef products for the market. The evidence thus far gathered meets the demand of the resolutions of congress and, it is believed, shows this necessity of m. further investigation to determine if the packers hare violated the Chicago injunction against the Beef trust. Ever since the bureau wm created it has beeu expected that the first tgoet to be pro ceeded against would hSteo to test the jaw wmcfigivee-ifttrMhrew ptwer to ex amine into its business fee the ' parpose to determine whether or oot a trust to the detriment of trade existed. If the investigation thus far conducted has suggested the necessity for further prob ing, the Beef trust may be the first to either establish the precedent of "laying down" and opening its books t the gov ernment or of making a fight to ten-t the conatitutionality of the law which gives the bureau of corporations such power. Commissioner Garfield will have the federal courts behind him to enforce bis demands in the event of action of thie kind being taken. The question sb to whether or not trust magnates must an swer questions must be decided in the courts, and if the decision is adverse to the trusts the packers must either an swer the questions propounded by the commissioner or the bureau or face charge of contempt of court. Frank Sutton butchered one of his Jersey Red porkers this week, that pulled the beam down to 625 pounds. Frank will get enough lard out of him, he thinks, to make doughnuts for his kids for a whole year. C. W. Lukens and family are now, or will be, next Monday, residents of Hickory township, having just finished moving from their farm in the Union neighborhood to his fine farm and home, one and a half miles north of New Point, known as the Uncle Jacob Rayhill place. May health and happiness be theirs in their new home. The Federal pie seekers seem to be quite active in some parts of our county. At Craig there are three who desire the pleasure of handling Uncle Sam's mail, these are: Phil. Thompson, Fred Gt ok and Dr. Kaltentach. In our city, Mr. Harvey Evans has a petition out, al though Mr. Curry's commission does m t expire until a year from next M r h, sixteen months, at which time he will be a candidate ior reappointment. Mr. L, I. Moore is also spoken of in connection with the postmastership. Henry Williams, of Clay township, was in town, Monday last, having brought his son, C. E., and wife, home from a visit to them. Henry says nearly all of the, children were home over Thanksgiving, and a jolly, good time waa had by all of them. The children pres ent were: Prof. A. O. Williams, former ly Coun;y Superintendent of Schools, and also professur of the Forest City schools, but now residiug near Warrens burg, this .state: C E. -Williams and wife, who are in charge of the Fanners' cen tral in this cit: Mont. II. Williams; Lum Patterson, a brother of Mrs. Henry Williams, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Laa dreth. and husband, Leonard.