OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1905.
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Arrival and Departure of Mails at the
Postoffice, Oregon, Mo.
":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
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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
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.
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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
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.
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.
Convenes second Mondays in February,
May August and November.
Henry T. Alkire, probate judge.
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.
uftKe JbiDvuie pas oeen connneato
his home for several clays with rheuma
tism. We hope be will soon recover.
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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." "
.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
"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 -
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
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
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
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
introauceu a diu 10 reguiaie me practice
of medicine. It is airnedit Christian
i i i;n .
RepfeeenaUvo Crow'ibHIi rqir
the rail way: -compamT:
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
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,
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
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
jeponect'ovr DancHt-Boeiienc -cku-;
tkm in- -?act--JKr-betterT- .could be- ex-
awtedTb'y JieyPHenry N. Bullard, of
Mound City, are conducting a , series of
meetings At the New Point Presbyter
WILL GET $475,000.
It is Now Thought Congress Will
Refund This Amount to the
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
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
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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
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
it as. a. atray.
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 ' " ' " ''
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