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State 40TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1905. NUMBER 37 11$ S M T l 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30 31 Arrival and Departure of Mails at the Postoffice, Oregon, Mo. MAILS DEPART- ":40 a. ni. For Omaha an, intermediate points, and all point? north, east and west. ! i r-x: j. . . 12:10 p. m. For all points north," emth, east and west, except Tarkio and Villisca branches. 8:45 a. m. .For St. Joseph and intermediate ' " Tioints. - - 3:30;ip.jn.FortXew.Poit.on.ly.- . 10:ooa.m. Helwig supplied by ltural Car rier, Route No. 2. :S5 p. m. For Villisca, north, mail to all points north, cast, south and west, except intermediate be ' tween Forest ity and St. Joseph. 12:4i. u. m. For all points north, south, east and west. Mail made up at 8:00 p. m. MAILS ARRIVE. 9:10 a.m. Omaha Mails from all points, north, east, south and west. 10:20 a. m. Villisca and Tarkio Valley brandies. Mails from north east, south and west. From New Point only. Main line K. C, St. .loe. & C. B. Mails from all points, north south, e.istaiid west. From St. Joseph. Rural Route No. leaves. Re trrns at4:(K) p. m. Rural Route, No. I, leaves. Re turns, 4:00 p. m. Rural Route, No. 3, leaves. Re turns at 4:00 p. nu Main line, K. O.. St. Joe & C. B. 9 1 :30 a. m. 3:15 p. m. 6:00 p. m. ao:oo a. m. lo:oo a. m. 9:45 a. m. 2 :30 a, m. 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 ioints on the 3 & 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. i Mails for maiu line of K. C St. Joe. & C. B. north and south, ;.re 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. William O. Ellison, circuit judge. Ivan Blair, prosecuting attorney. George "V. 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: 7 First Mondays in Febru ary Hay, August and November. Jacob Wehrli, presiding Judge. George W. Cotten, judge 1st district. Henry E. "Wright, judge of 2d district. Enoch A Welty, clerk of county court. F L. Zeller, deputy county clerk. County Board of Health. Jacob Wehrli, president. George W. Cotten, 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 O. Green, Craig. Collector of Revenue, Nicholas" Stock. County Treasurer, George W. Cummins. Recorder of Deeds, Robert Callow. ,. OoinanJasidner of Scboob A. B- Coburn. aperijrfe3ent uftKe JbiDvuie pas oeen connneato his home for several clays with rheuma tism. We hope be will soon recover. I W T F S 4 5 6 7 11 12 13 14 18 19 20 21 25 26 27 28 5 y$ j Advice to the Boys. Judge Wooford, of Kansas City, in a recent address to boys, gave advice, weicb if heeded, would soon revolution ize the country. It should be rend bv every boy in the United States: 'I have been on the bench 14 years and during that time thousands of boys have been brought before me, but not one of them was a constant a'tendam at church or Sunday school or obedient to his father and mother. '.'I have inquired of many boys what caus-ed them to get itto trouble' aud have found that in most instances, stay ing away from school, placing pool, hanging around saloons and cigarette smoking are responsible. 'Start right, boys. To be anybody, to accomplish anything for yourself .r the community, yuii cannot be idin. D m't drink liquor destrovs the mind and body. Don't swear -cei.t emen do not. It is low and vulgar. Don't read trashy literature It leads to the devil Don't hang around saloons Good men are not made that way Whenever you see a man hanging around a saloon the devil is after him and will get him 6ooner or later. Benjamin Franklin would have never accomplished anything if he had been guilty of these practices. Be honest above all things. Poor bos make the best future citizens. "To make a good man you must be a good boy. So start right. The grave yards are filled with those who started wrong. The world is growing better. The teachings of Christ are beginning 0 oe fej Let me impress upon you the only road to succes ist by living a right life. Be honest, indu3tnous,frugal. It is not necessary to be sanctimonious to wear a long face. Keep laughing. j Have a good time as you go through life but let it be the right sort of a good time. If we were all angels the world not be a fit place to live in." " Nobly Said. .Major Villiam Warner", who was be fore the Republican caucus as a sena torial candidate, denies in a telegram that'he is seeking to secure the position for himself through any advantage to be ganed from the unexpected turn which affairs have taken since the cau cus, and declared that he would not, un der the circumstances, accept the nomi nation if tendered him. The following is the text of the telegram sent by Major Warner: " "I note it stated in the. St. Louis Re public to day that I had' !wired my friends to stand by me for United States senator in the joint meeting of 'the as sembly to-day. There is not a word of trucn in true, l am for the caucus nominee. I would not accept' the nomi nation for United States senator, desir-' able as it may be, if 'tainted 'with die honor or party treachery. This telegrahj is not confidejrtiaj J V - -eThi SkidgBaUspended Pjublic not eorpriajd. -IfpK people jf histowa eri they in return rave failed to -give 'blai sufficient support to' '-'enable ' him ' '-to continue the business any longer. - THE MISSOURI LEGISLATORS. The Senatorial Dead Lock Still on Bills Introduced All Sorts of Legislation. rso one cau predict the outcome of the senatorial situation with any degree oi ceriainitv. it iooks more ana more like a deadlock, which will continue for weeks, and possibly until the end of the session. Up to Thursday there had been 9 ballots and the result on this ballot was Niedringhaus, TO: Cockrell, SO: Kerens, 12. It is now the general concensus of opinion among the representative Re publicans of the state, that the great railroad interests of the country are do termined if po.-sible to defeat Mr. Nied- ringhaus, knowing him to be in sympa thy with Mr. Rooseyelt's policy of grant, ing additional power to the government in dealing With tho railroad rate prob letn, andjust as soon as some prominent railroad solicitor is presented to the leg islaturo for office of senator, who is ac ceptable to the ElUins Clark Hill Kerens railroad syndicate, it will be found that the deadlock wdl come to an end but not until theu -not that this powerful railroad crowd love Mr. Niedringhaus the less, but thov hate Mr. Roosevelt's proposed railroad legislation the more We believe the best thing for the Ro 'publicans of the i:ird general assembly to do is to go right ahead with their business; at noon each day vote for the caucus nominee for United States sena tor until the 70 day limit expirps-ad journ and go home. It is not so much opposition to Mr. Niedringhaus as it is to the way he would vote on proposed railros.d legislation. Bett r have the seat vacant, than have it said Missouri elected a senator whose vo'.e would bo recorded against President Roosevelt in his effort to bring about the much need ed rai'way legislation. It was Mr. Roosevelt's great personality that had much to do with placing Missouri in the Republican column, and to elect a railroad attorney to represent our stato in the upper branch of congress at this time, would, in our opinion, be regarded by the country at large, as an insult to President Roosevelt. II this legislature does not elect, a senator, the seat will be vacant for two years There was a mistaken impres sion that Governor Folk would have the authority to appoint a senator, but the statutes ho d otherwise The irovernor has the power to appoint in the event of a vacancy created by death., resigna tion or remove from office, but when the legislature has an opportunity to name a man and fai s to do so, the office remains vacant until the next legisla tive session. The Republican state committee met at Jefferson City on Monday of this week, and adopted resolutions 'petition ing and appealing" to, each member of the house and senaie to vote for the caucus nominee for United States sena tor. While there was not a negative vote against the resolution, yet its adop tion resulted in some bitter feeling on the part of the followers of Mr. Keren-. The meeting was full of enthusiasm, par ticularly when Major Warner addressed it aud appealed to the members of the assembly lo preserve the party organi zation and vole for the caucus nominee. Some of the legislation that is being proposed by our law makers: W. J. Phelps, the well known lobbyist, was arounu .leuerson Uity. tne past week. He was there asking for a hear ing on the bills to double the liability of railroads and other corporations in cases of accident, also on bills now pend ing to reduce freight rates. Mr. Phelps says there will be no lobbying at Jeffer son uuy cms winter, uov. foik says lobbyists must not retnain at the state capitol only stipulated hours hereafter. They must report on their arrival to the governor; they must state to him their object and must state it to newspaper correspondents as well. It is reported that Governor Polk gave these sugges tions to a lobbyist; intimating that short stays, frankness and publicity would be the conditions upon which lobbyists could expect the countenance of the governor and bis friends. Representative Moser, of Andrew county; has introduced one of the most practical arid to our mind one of the most sensible bills of the session thus far. His bill provides that the date of begin ning of assessments shall be changed fronf June 1 to March 1. By this law thB property could be assessed and the Mares collected the same year. ' Dr.r Pettiiohn. of Linn county, has introauceu a diu 10 reguiaie me practice of medicine. It is airnedit Christian i i i;n . Science andtlforheiItec RepfeeenaUvo Crow'ibHIi rqir the rail way: -compamT: lines-in --MiBab fayIeglwliibh the peophB demand." ' --.".. Mr. Giftnore, of Shannon introduced in the house a bill concerning habitual d-UDkards It provides that a habitual drunkard is one adjudged to be incoin- petent to manage his business affairs or support his family. Such a person may, upon a verdict rendered by a jury of six in a probate court, bp confined in an inebriate asylum. In any ca?e taken into the probate court the finding of the jury must be publishnd in some news paper published in the county. Tho sle of liquor to an habitual drunkard, whether by a licensed dealer or some other person, except a physician who may lawfully prescribe it, shall be punishable by a One of from '$50 to S1C0 or imprisonment in the county jail for from 'JO to HO days, or by both tine and imprisonment. Mr. Pett john, of Linn, introduced in the house a bill providing for the es tablishtuent of a reformatory. Tho in stitution is intended for first offenders over the ago of IS years, under an in determinate sentence. Inmates may be released by the board of managers, but they shall be returned thereto, without indictment or trial, for any infraction of the law. Senator Dickinson, of Henry county, introduced a bill in the senate to classi fy freight rates and in many instances to reduce thu rates materially. The bill provides that not more than $10 per car shall be charged for tjie first 25 miles and not exceeding $2 per car for each additional 25 miles. On a car load of 40.0C0 pounds a minimum rate of .3 cents per 100 pounds shall be charged, and for each additional 25 miles not exceed ing one half a cent per 1C0 pounds. In explanation Senator Dickinson says that while passenger rates were reduced from 5 to 3 cents per mile, freight rates have never been reduced. The bill will no doubt meet the opposition of the rail road interests of tho state. Mr. Simm ns, of Shelby, introduced a bill to fix a state 'tread" for wagons and other vehicles used on the streets and highways. Ocnnty courts are, by its provisions, required to ascertain whether a wide or narrow tread is most popular in their county and report to the attorney general. Prom these re ports one or the other tread shall, be adopted by the state. Violations of the act. shall be punishable by a fine of $10 e -.ch time a vehicle having an unlawful tread is used on the streets or highways. Representative Stewart, of Warren county, introduced in the house a bill making it unlawful for any county re cordt-r in Missouri to issue a marriage license unless the applicants for such license shall first present to the recorder a certificate from a county board of medical examiners that he is free from all ailments which shall be deemed sufficient cause for refusing such mar riage license. The applicant for the li cense is required to pay to the board a fee of SI for the examination, and any sum so received by the board in excess of $200 per year shall be paid into the county treasury. These boards are to be appointed by the county courts, and are to consist of three physicians, to Berve terms of one, two and three years, respectively. Representative Brockus introduced a bill to prevent the marriage of divorced persons within one year after the grant ing of a decree, excepting in the in stance of their o.vu reunion. Representative George Church, of Bates county, chairman of the road committee of the house, is willing to try the convicts in the penitentiary on road- making He does not desire to go into the matter in a wholesale way, but he Will encourage any plan that may be proposed looking to an experiment along these lines. The plan, as proposed, is to begin the construction of a state road from Jefferson City to St. Louis. That a complete test be made of the practica bility of the system of working convicts on the road, it could be started easily from the Jefferson City end, and if it proved advantageous could be pushed to final completion not only to St. Louis, but later to Kansas City, making a great state highway,as has been mapped out by the national road organization. We are glad to learn that Vine Hovey is now out and around again.hav ing been laid up with a strained knee, caused by slipping on the ice at hia home on Wednesday of last week. We should think that when a fellow passes the 70 mark he ought to know better than to think he could go skating. Vine is a very active man for his age, but he can't skate worth a cent now at least as compared with the days down at Atchison, when he used to enjoy the sport on the old Mazoo. . The next meeting of the Woman's union win oe neia in., tne ciuo room, !VWUv. avftnim?. faouArv 'iflnBf c"Waafiing- I tbrew,'' MTLai &ew -awn - DrateraoanrvWBB -rJtsua.. ao-- H3ufr EmmigratioV Laws," Miss Anna Thuma. Each member will please re spond to the roll-call with an item of news. : v - Pointers on Koad Dragging-. Don't put a tongue in your drag. When we find a tongue we almost al ways find it on a single plank drag, and this in itself is objectionable, for the double or two slab drag is a much more effective implement. Some persons think a tongue will hold the drag at a certain angle, but this is not so. Any drag will slip sideways if it is overload ed. But even if a tongue could hold the drag to a particular angle we should remember the fact that one angle, is not suitable for all kinds of soil, and all degrees of grade. We advise you to ride on the drag so that you may change che angle slightly to suit these varying conditions; then why should you use a tongue to hold it, even if it would hold As a rule the main purpose served by the tongue is to hold the single slab on edge. If you use the double slab drag each slab keeps the other on edge. However, we can all agree that any drag is a good drag, but most of us who have experimented carefully believe that the splitlog or double slab gives the best satisfaction. The T. E. Haynes Suicide. Two suits have been filed in the Nod away circuit court, which will come on for trial at the February term of that court, that will revive the suicide of T. E. Haynes at Skidmore, last spring. "The first of these cases is that of I. A. Iddings vs. J. Ed. Biiby, administrator of the estate of Tennessee E. Haynes. The other is brought by R. M. Steven son, the widely-known Tarkio banker and cat italist, and Fannie B. Haynes, curator of the estate of Douglas Haynes, minor; James Bagby, a tenant, and J. Ed. Bilby, administrator of the estate of T. E. Haynes, are named as the de fendants. T. E. Hayaes was a well known resi dent of SkijrV'offe sudden' dj of affaire was shown. in'that-Hhe -Bad embezzled a large amount of money which he handled as agent for other people Unlike so many cases of this kind Haynes had no bad habits of any sort, so far as could be found, and a great portion of the money could be ac counted f.r in, buildjcgs ?.nd properties he had erected or purchased in his own name, money belonging to his clients having been diverted for that purpose In several instances he had secured money on forged mortgage securities and it was just after R. M. Stevenson had telephoned him asking ab.mt one of these mortgages that Haynes died, sup posedly by bis own hand. Mow comes the two suits mentioned, involving an unusual point of law. In the Iddings case it is contended by the plaintiff that wheu he purchased the 80 acres of land of George Stultz. in Holt county, there w ts a mortgage against it of $2,000. He agreed to assume this mortgage, and in order to do so and nay accrued interest he applied, through Haynes, to R M Stevenson for a loan of $3,000. Mr. Stevenson sent him a draft for the amount asked for, and Mr. Iddings en dorsed the draff to Haynes with in structions that Haynes should have the old mortgage released. Instead of do ing this, it is alleged in the present pe tition for suit, Haynes placed the money to his private account at the Farmers' Bank in Skidmore.. and it was there at the time of his death. .It therefore be came a part of the Haynes estate On the ground that it was trust money and not a part of the assets properly belong ing to the Haynes estate, Iddings asks that the administrotor of the estate bs instructed to pay $3,000, the amount of the draft, with interest from March 2, 1901. The unusual point of law in volved is that in former cases of a char acter similar -although one exactly like it is probablv not of record a plaintiff asking the return of trust funds or su ing for moneys, was required to identify the actual money in dispute. He must, in other words, by some peculiarity of the actual coin or currency, point out beyond dispute that the money was his; It is claimed by the plaintiff's attorneys that a new provision of law does away with this requirement a requirement which, for obvious reasons, Mr. Iddings could not fulfill. We acknowledge a delightful call from Will L. Buechle State Bank Exam iner, and a Republican at that, having been appointed by the new Secretary of State, Hon. John Swanger. If all the appointments made by the Republican state officials fill that high btandar as represented by Mr. Buechle, surely the party as a whole, have reason to be proud of their state officers. Mr. Bue fay'rotiartf wodfchere jeponect'ovr DancHt-Boeiienc -cku-; tkm in- -?act--JKr-betterT- .could be- ex- a awtedTb'y JieyPHenry N. Bullard, of Mound City, are conducting a , series of meetings At the New Point Presbyter ian church. WILL GET $475,000. It is Now Thought Congress Will Refund This Amount to the State. Dr. H. E. Robison. editor of the Mary ville Rt-publican, and president of the State Historical Society, has had an in timation that the stato refund bill, now in the hands of a committee in the nat ional congress, will be reported favor ably. Tnis bill provides.that Missouri shall be refunded the money she paid out during the early part of the Civil War for recruiting soldiers. It amounts to $175,000. Along with this intimation that the bill will be favorably reported and this intimation comes from a sjurce which causes Doctor Robinson to think it reliable is the suggestion that if th 8 state were to decide in ad vance to use the money for some educa tional or public purpose it would be a much easier matter to get it through congress after it leaves the committee. Acting on this suggestion. Doctor Rob inson has started a movement for a soldiers' memorial building, and has al ready secured the introduction of a bill in the legislature at Jefferson City pro viding that the money shall be used for that purpose. The bill was introduced recently by Major Bittinger, of St. Jo seph, and Doctor Robinson has the promise of several men in this section of the state that they will stand with Ma jor Bittinger for its passage. A build ing at Columbia to be used in connec- . tion with the university and State His torical Society's buildings as a library and museum of literature, portraits and antiquities is what the State Historical Society hopes for. Doctor JRobinson is send'" to the G. A R. bests. Women's Dai eterans and other .similar sooMtiaa. and to educators, newspaper editors aad others who he thinks will take an active interest, a circular setting fo?.Ufcvwhaf me oiaie xiisiorioar aocieiv iOMiMa accompusn. ay inis metnoa n,ri f .: . 4.1 i i.3M213 state favorable to the idea and thtta" various members of the state legislative bodies to get them to support the bill wheu it comes to a vote. Permits People to Name Senator. Representative Dorris, of Oregon county, has introduced a bill in the house by which it is sought to provide for the selection of United States sena tors by the people, whether there be a constitutional amendment to that effect or not. His measure, if adopted, would give the voters in general an opportun ity to express their choice. The bill, in full, follows: Section I. That hereafter, at each general election next preceding the date fixed by the constitution for the election of a United States senator, it shall be the duty of each political party to vote for a caudidate for United States sena tor, and the party who shall receive the highest number of votes in the nominat ing convention or primary election of said party which shall nominate candi dates for state officers, shall be placed on the otlicial ballot to be used at the next ensuing election as the candidate for United States senator. Section 2 The candidate named for United States senator, nominated as aforesaid, who shall receive' the largest number of votes at the 'next ensuing election, shall be considered the choice of the 'people of the state of Missouri for United States senator, to be elected at the next session of the legislature following such general election. Mrs. Mattie Smith died Wednesday morning, January 18, 1905, at the resi dence of her father, Frank Hurst, north of Maitland. Her two week's old infant died Tuesday morning. The funeral took place from the Christian church at 11 o'clock a. m. Mrs. Smith yeas about 18 years of age, and was well known and highly respected. . Suppose the newspaper jnan- every time he hears any one crifeioiee- him or his paper, should retaliate, -by . holdirg up to the public gaze all the'-faults and shortcomings of said faultfinder, what would be the result? The editor .may not know it all, but he dees not Hve in a community long before he. knows. darned sight more than he publishes; : Uncle Mose Wright and sonvTpp, have just discovered the -whereabouts -of a mule, which strayed away in -1877, from the Wright homestead near Craig'. The mule at that time was a two year ojd.'. It hsVaintfededttat it ..was taken nj) in ft&pTbf Fted .voicmer.'wno; fed it as. a. atray. hof being man named Gbg Vcmer whoW to-- a mule buyer. If livinc how he would- be 30 years old., Hewae Jost 28 years oecore any trace of him was found. Corning Mirror. 1 ' " ' " ''