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OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1906.
Saturday. December 23. 190.1, was
a double aunivereary for J.
Fckes, and it was the occasion of a
double distilled surprise upon that. niT anQ nrsi set-earn oi ms
geUleman. Mr. Fickes was old last . "mian-. In his earlier life he was a
Sahrdav -how old ho tries to keep a t member of the Christian church. His
secta. and with his laughing face and Personal traits were easily recotfi.iy.ed by
- -oi re-'? i re'l w0 bur His kinduess was personifled. lie
Tuy wiiylt was the anniversary of the, ' ;u,a ohilu.en.
impjrtaut day upon which ho made his j
appearauco upon this mundane sphere ( Tho Union Week of Prayer.
It vas also the 25th anniversary of the , The WPok of pver ivin observed
marriage of Mrs. Fickes and himself. lhQ (.hun;hos in a uniot) mpetin?
Just as Mr. Fickes was ready to leave j wiU ,w Smu SU?1,,.sted bv
home, some one drove up and detained tho j,,;, ,Ulinn(.Lt of tl. Unju.a
him. Then others came driving up and , u 5s (() hopM, , hat aU Uu)
heading into his gateway, and then 1 ppuplr wm llmte honrtih in the moot
began to "smell a mouse and the ontj L.t Us prav lhaJ ,UHV Uo
was let out of tho bag." It. dawned o j , l( oNift, ami p'WtM, Wl, ;slim!ld ilM
him that a surprise was due and was ( u UmnUful ful. ,lu, roat uvMn tiat
coming in on time. Before noon . imvi, i.Hll llumwt ,, ns n .
merry company had assembled, among ( li(jn (,oim, wUh jjs aJJ, wo (,o vm)
whom weru: ,Ktm.l. Tho meetings will begin each
Rv. Henry Bollard and Mrs. Milliard, vl.MillK !lt 7.-,)
of Mound City. Mr. and Mrs. Mutt l J d- , ,,m).'Sth. "Believers Perilled
vin.of Oregon, Mrs Georgia Tnlt. Mr. j niM, uicltMHUi. IWrnorian church,
and Mrs. James Crimvoll. of Mound , , ,M iov. B. ii. iiobhs.
rt M 1 M. ! C I
unv,.ur mm.u. m . . .uun,,,. , ,u
Joseph, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph ( 'rider,
.laeob ('rider und long distance phono
graph, Mis Witter, Miss I'avtou and
The time was agreeably spent till the
hour for dinner, when the were naliered
into the dining room, where a feast was
spread, such as onh the Missouri house
wife knows how to prepare
It did not all elul in amotio, however,
for there weie displaced a large number
ot ptorioiitri of coat I) mid element allvet
ware. Indeed the hnppv pnlt will have
eeoliull at Ivor plalo to htni them till the
golden wedding, when It In hoped all
theii ft ioitdn w ill lie ptoneiU and pton
potoort enough lo rilthtiUliito noli! for (he
Ml enioved I IiouihoUoh ureal!) and
will lent; remember the hnnpitahlo and
ehntiuiuii iniiuiiei in which Mr. and
Mtn Fit Uot euterlatned Mnlllnud Her
Peitt.h ol Wot. Trenton Uowiilitll.
The many ftioitdttof Mim. 10. M. Motrin,
tr thin city, extend to her their avinpn
thy in the death of her brother. William
Preston Cowman, on ' of Inwn'u veteran
newspaper men. whirh occurred at his
home in Ony, lown. December yr,
UHCt At the time of hi death, he was
editor of the Casey, Iowa, Keeord, and
death reunited front paralysis.
He was horn in Uoekbritlge eountv.
Va.. October U. IS.M. and was In hie 7.th
year when his summons eame. In IS 111.
he located in towa.
The Uncord in j
speaking of Mr. Cowman wij
Cowman had risen through the grades
of county and state oflloes until he was
elected to and served in the state legi".
latum of Iowa in that famous session in '.
which John H. Gear, afterwarde gover-1
nor and United States senator, was
elected speaker of the legislature after a
deadlock of several weeks.
lie conducted new spap-ji's in Monioe
and Prairie City, Jasper county, before
coming to Casey. He first bought a
half interest in tho Vindicator and in
August, 1S80, purchased . J. Shraders'
interest and since that time has owed
and edited the paper
He enlisted in Co. G. 18tb Iowa In-
Tuosdav . Jan. mh. -The Church
Wholly ICenewed in Love and Life of
Christ" M K. church, led by We. Jas.
Wednesday, Jatt. 10th, " The Unsaved
Aroused to Senli Salvation" Hvangell
eal church, led by U'ev A. J Wreck.
Thiitsda.v , Jan I lilt, "Society Kvaugo
luod " IN'ttMb) tet'iait churh. ted by Wev.
A. ,1. Iitoek.
Fritia.t, Jan. LJih, "AliwstonH We-m-apited
and We-inforced " M. ohtittdi,
led by Wov . It II. Ilobbn,
Saltudaji, Jan. CKlt. "All Mankind
Weileemed and h'enleted ' Kvailfelh'el
chuM'h, led U Ko Jan Mclarlaud,
The peiattii who In (to. Mini itiieil to plus
the mean in llieir own ehureh will be
espeeted lo pla al tltOMeiUoe in Iheii
own chinch The nhiem from all
the ehlttehen nntliu(. We 1I0 no) w it it t
I lie meetiui; lo diae Let eiieh one eolue
ptepitred in utlud and heart. Lei vo
have a blended lime. 011 can do II.
I 'oiue w it It tin
The other da a t'olleetoi of old nuna
in SI Lottie not hold of one that looked
its if it. had not. been Ihetl Miuee Noah
left the ark. The pui chatter of cotitne
did not suspect, thai old man Noah had
left, a load in the old piece, but as he
wanted to remove the old slock and
found that tt would not come olV easily,
he tleeided to burn it olf lie stooil in
front of the gltn while he was burning
oil the stock. The attendance at his
funeral was large and hie widow put a
card in the paper (hanking all those
'who had assissted her tn her hour of
bet cavemen!. This reminds us tint there
is a M'ction of a tree tip in the State
Historical Society of Kansas, in the
Capitol building at Topeka, which is cut
from tho the battle Hold of Chtcamauga,
in which there is half buried an unex-
plotted shell. We expect some curious
fellow to start a tire around that shell
some day, just to find ouL whether or
not it is loaded, nud we can read "in the
Topeka Capital, the tlainirm head line
"Blown to Atoms." etc. etc.
THEY GRIND EXCEEDING FINE
The January Term of Holt's Circuit
Court is Now Grinding
A Light Docket.
To most the phrase, "This indenture
witnesseth," is as much Greek as the
other common phrase, "Witness my
hand and seal." Yet both are relics of
the time when these legal formB carried
with them a significance not obtaining
Legal documents wore once engrossed
upon parchment because paper cost so
much more than dressed skin. The
parchment was seldom trimmed exactly
and the top was- scalloped with the
knife hence the term "this indenture."
Even where the lawyers have departed
from the custom, still obtaining in Eng
land, of using parchment for their legal
forms, the phrase has been retained.
In the same way the signatured of
"hand and seal is a relic of those olden
times when only clerks and the clergy
could wield the pen. It was the custom
for the contracting parties to lay their
hands apon the document in token of
their good faith, and there remained a
smudge. As these original thumb
marks were not easily identified, the
gentry added their seals for the purpose
of further establishing the validity of
the document. It may be generally
known that a seal is still recpuiretl by
law, though the need for it passed with
the spread of education, aud the bit of
red paper atlixed by tho lawyer is as
necessary as the signature to certain
A court of law is a reminiscence of
the time when justice sat in the open
court yard, and the "dock" is from a
German word, meaning a receptacle,
while the "bar" is a weich word moan
ing a branch of a tree used to separate
tho lord of justice from their vassals.
The entire phraseology of the bench
is reminiscent of the earlier days, but,
having been proven proper, has been
The miscarriage of justice in our crim
inal courts made possible by lawyers
taking advahCire of technicalities in
the law. is c : il-c v'fei.r ot tribotn
causes to mob law and lynching. Then
is a recent instance in Kansas City.
Doctor Zom, of Kansas City, was
charged with the murder, in June, 1902.
of Albert Sechrist. Ho had three trials,
two of them resulting in hung juries
and tho third in a sentence of 15 yoiws
in prison Zom asked for a fourth trial
and employed seven lawyers to argue.
Anil this is the argument of the lawyers
as printed in a Kansas City newspaper:
Joseph Urooks gave the Hrst reason
why Doctor Zom should have a fourth
trial. He attacked the grammar of the
indictment in a speech alive with tech
idealities. Mr Hrooks said t lit) erron
eous use of the proposition "with" hail
made the indictment wholly bad. The
elate, he said, alleged that l ctor Z01 n
"diil make an ass'tult and WITH a cer
tain revolving pistol and which naul
pltilol I he said Zorn," etc.
"TIiIn Monti nee," said the attorney,
impressively, "has no subject and no
,1 A. Ueed. another attorney for Zorn,
attacked the conjunctive "AND" in the
nontotico. lie said the stale chalked
two linnet An atimitl( "and with a
cot lulu revolving plutot " The hiuuace
1 11 tint be precise, the lavv,vera for .ore
nalo; uolliuii; eoulil oe lauen lot' eraitteil
01 h, implication, "The Indictment,"
tiiild U'eed. Mr a rieimoleari and uieatillti:
leun nitnble oT woidn."
The whole battle, It in noted, in tio ot
lei'lituealillen a balaiuMllH "f piopom
tion riieie in not a Hhutlltei or eitntVt
not a wotd bo:tti?!i; on lite merlla of (he
1 a. It vt let I hi not I of aloeie (" the
(eeltuiealillen of the law, lltiH noil of
e)tiilibliitt;.einpovetl bv lawvein hi Ike
lofoiiMc and iici)Uit(itl of itoiorioiui 1 tint
iiuil'i thai rallied t Ito noln and the
bill llttlit of (.he coin I Itoitne in (he eilv
of Cincinnati a few jennt iio. the
name thtiitl inav happen neain l''ed
oral .Indue Mtinuei, of the Omaha k'ed
era! cum t, but recent!) gave Martlctt
Ivichatde tt tioutiiutl uenlettce nf i
hottiH in lite ctintudv of (he I'mted
States Marshal foi idcaling 'J(H).tV)(l orei
of land. Federal Judge MelMioinon. of
the I own Federal circuit court, recent I)
gave a poor Inboriiur man four monthe
in jail for violating an order of hut cottit..
The poor fellow was not allowed n jury
or trial, but wan jailed b) a judge who
lit si, made the law. then executed it
with charming disrogim: of the guaran
teed right, of trial by jur). It m a
greater crime uneer present day condi
tions to violate a fedora judge's order
than it is to steal '200.000 acres or land.
And some people wonder why there i
a growing disrespect for the courts.
There were three persons sent to the
penitentiary from this county during
the year 1905. These were:
John Horrackman for two years, at.
the April term, for selling a stolen
buggy to Charles Wehrli in July, !90i.
John Howard and Harry Clemmons
were each given two years for stealing a
bugffy from H. D. Minton in November,
There were 26 jail committments dur
ing the year 1905. This is a less num
ber than in 1904, and in 1901 there were
40. The committments for 1905 were:
Wm. Fattig, 3 days, insanity.
John Caveny, 256 days, larceny.
John Wilson, 256 days, larceny.
Allie Gilleland, 42 days, petit larceny.
Frank Lowe, 42 days, petit larceny.
Charles Carter, 2 days, misdemeanor.
Dut Chesney, 12 days, misdemeanor.
Taylor Dawson, 7 days, misdemeanor.
Joe Roberts, 4 days, misdemeanor.
Wm. Cameron, 2 days, misdemeanor.
Mont Williams, 2 days, misdemeanor.
Perry McBee, 12 days, misdemeanor.
Wm. McFadden, 7 days, assault.
Fred Sparger, 4 days, misdemeanor.
Geo. Ward, 27 days, misdemeanor.
Geo. Lukens, 100 days, misdemeanor.
John J. Warren, 14 days, burglary.
John Reese, 11 days, burglary.
Oscar Depew, 14 days, burglary.
Loren Charles, 81 days, misdemeanor.
Tice Adams, Mary Kuuket, Willis
Rodecap and Sam Brown, each 1 day,
Hatch Dodge, 1 day, insanity.
Carl Wilson, 9 days, disturbing
The total number of days served
i."7 and the average was 32l: days.
! offenses as classified were:
Disturbing the peaco I
Under our statutes the 1st day of
January is a legal holiday, and hence no
court was hold, but the sheriffs "O,
Ves," was heard, arid aunouueed court
was adjourned 'till tomorrow, Tuesday,
Jauuary 2nd. Tho court and his aids
tho clerk, sheriff, deputios and jurors
materialized in the Hesh Tuesday morn
ing, and court was in full swing by 11
It is tho lirst meeting of our circuit
Cunt' a.. ice t..u Jlli uf iu l'.i.U,. i-
llogrofe, October 25th, and his place is
now tilled by Robert U. Kuloy, who
holds the position by appointment from
Gov. Folk. The now hand at tho rec
ords had the details of the otlico woll in
hand, and took hold of his work with
intelligence. Sheritr Williams is being
assisted b) ox-SheritV Ramsay and A I.
McNulty. Our sheiilV is also assisted
by an extra pair of legs, and he is now
iiuitofrooto say that he'd rather be
sheriff any day than an expert football
"tackle." Notwithstanding his crippled
condition, he is handling (he business
of his otlico all right. Judge Fthson
looks as fresh as a Juno rose, and is
pushing the hiieinetH witli his usual
vim ami vigor, and Tuesday evening
found the court was up with tint docket.
The following wore sworn as jurors:
Wm. M. Carr, A. ,1. limit, Wm. Mur
Wiu II. !tton, l-evt M. Thompson,
Lease, Albert Kolhner, For-
Ji tiruiittan, Claude I'etrcc,
James F. lltielter, Henry F. Perot,
John ( beiuer, Lew in.
W in l, Hititkn, Inaae I , fainter,
Joneph Milehell, Lincoln.
I Joo, I1'. I loppnt , Million,
II 1. Heialinei, Nodawav
Chailen Samlall, ln Citiv, teli
Mhai p, ('limit
The followttiK citoeit wete milled and
ettt 1 ten tnaile an follow n
Male vu II, K ttetl. thin wan a cane
allow ing a ntiiioi lo plav pool, and at
l.lie AiiHllnt. It'OI lettn. lite defendant
wan found guilt) and lined .0. an ap
peal wan (niton lo I lie Kaunan City
t'otirl ol ppealn, iitandale itllliming
I he lower court wan tiled.
Slate vn lieoige Adkitm on theehatue
of ipintblintt wan continued
Several pat'tten vveie lined 510 and
conte for unlawful nalo of Inpinr.
The Stale vn Dolph Itecknei. Ilairv
Millet and Vance Dillon, voting ftlnds
under 17 yeaieof age were cltar"d wit 1 1
olMlriieling (he railroad near Mound
Cil). l)n October 20th the) took a
number of noli end spikes and drove
Ihein between the rails on the track
juel east of Mound City. Their case
was called Wednesday. They were
charged with trospaiwing. The) plead
guilty, and owing to their youth, the
court assessed a line of $1 ami cos tit
against each of the lads.
The State charged Ihiiley McFadden
with assault with intent, to Kill. In May
last. Frank M. Uulhnan was in our city
engaged in Belling town lots in Okla
homa. McFadden heart! that the com
plaining witness had made some derog
atory remark about the negro, and the
defendant feeling it nis duty to rent
it, drew a knife, and seemer inclined to
do tome carving. The case was heard
at tho August term last, and they gave
him two years in the penitentiary, but a
new trial was obtained on account of
some error in the indictment. On Wed
nesday the case was again called, and
tne defendant plead guilty, and was
given three months in the county jail.
The State vs. Wm. Cobb was called
Wednesday, and occupied the attention
of the court the greater part of the day.
It was the most interesting case thus
far tried. The defendant was charged
with stealing a set of harness belonging
to Asa Sharp, of Craig. It seems that
a Mr. Sandall, who is also charged with
connection with the case, admits steal
ing the harness, and asserts that Cobb
was to pay him 810 for the job Cobb
formerly lived near Helwig, in this
county, but for the past three years has
been Hying near Craig. The case was
given to the jury, who failing to agree,
May A.Norris vs. Esta W. Xorris. Di
vorce. Defendaut files answer.
John 11. Ridge vs. Elmer E. Johnson,
Damage. Defendant files answer, and
files motion to rule plaintiff to giw te
curity for costs.
William Calbraith, by his next friend,
P. Calbraith, vs. T. E. Teare. Damage.
Couv. Morris and John E. Taylor vs.
Howard F. Penny. Ejectment. Defen
dant tiles answer.
James M. Fulton vs. Joseph L. Free
land and Elzie Fulton, change of venue.
Defendant tiles stipulations between
George 1J. Shultz vs. Nancy J. Shultz,
Nettie Shultz et al. Partition. Admin
istrator W. E. Stubbs made party de
fendant, who filed his answer.
Emanuel E. Myers vs. Ella Falconer
et al. Partition. Commissioners tiled
Frederick Ilieno vs. Sophia Ohlen
sehlen. Partition. Guardian ad litem
tiled amended answer.
Farmers' National bank vs. I. N.
Chuningetal. Note. Defendant Chu
ning Hied-separate answer. j
Nicholas Brady ct al vs. James Brady
et al. Defendant Emma Graves filed
W Drak- -Hi
Note. Plaintitr dis-
Amelia C. Drake.
misses as to W. F. Drake.
Gouveneur Morris vs. J. W. Ramsey
et al Partition. Harry M. Dungan
named as guardian ad litem.
We've Got tho Cash.
Kesponding to the call of Secretary of
Stato Swaugor, for a statement showing
their financial conditions, reports have
been received from '21 trust companies,
the 7! privr.le banks nud the S0O incor
porated banks doing business in this
state at a date which made them sub
.led to the call. Tho following is a re
capitulation of deposits of the private
anil incorporated banks, which include
the three larger cities of the state, but
tloes not take in the trust companies.
The deposits in these show ttte astound
tug llgui es in I ho aggregate to bo $!1S,
I7il0l!. Outside cities 5? SI.SlM.Ot'J
Si Louis lO.SS.VSiHi
Kaunas City Il.liiti.lOl
st Joseph ,, . .',Ho7,i;i:i
Private .... ,V,H;,t'0.
l IS I t'o.loll
In addition to tine mutt flte titint coin
paniee hold depnaia ac,ircc,"(lii; jecj,
JtVO.lo, In inline, lot tt depend., up to
the teitiat kittde aunt of S'J.'tl, It'H.O'.'M
The total loaita on teal entitle aa te
ported aiitottlil lo
I htlrildo of ; In 'no olllefi , , , sd.'t.MM. ll'O
Ml Lotita .,. , . ;.n i.lO'J
Ivaieotn Cttv O'X'v'W1;
Ml .leneph ... .. . . ii.ftlp
Otto Ulttirclt Now.
A fler a division of almol veaf.
etepn were comiuiittnittod on Fiidny,
December '!P, MMKt, In the 1 ditl neioiion
of genetal cotuntttleeu which. when
foi mallv tatitled. will iinile the X01 Hi
01 n Prewhv lerittn chinch. !'. S. , and
I he ( 'nmhortnttd 1'iosbv let tnn church.
Ictott two dnya were connunted in at
rangtmt tletaile for lite union. Then- re
ports were eiibntilted to the genernl
oi.iniititloes repre-ienting each church
Friday afternoon. Within two home
the two general coinuutli'e'i had met in
joint session and agreed upon n basis
for the union of the two denominational
bodice. This agreement will lie reported
to the general assembly of the Prebv
lerinnchurch.nieeting.it Dos Moines,
la., on May 17. 101)0, and of thi'l 'uotber
laud Presbyterian church, meeting in
Decatur, III., on the niim1 date, for
formal ratification by those two execu
tive assemblies, which will be followed
by the ollicinl announcement that the
union of the two t litirehes has finally
BREAKS THE RECORD.
Collector Smith Makes the Largest
December Collections in the
History of the County.
Never in the history of our county
have the collections through the county
collector's office been so large during the
month of December. It is certainly a
most healthful indication of the finan
cial condition of our people and is a
certain index as to how thoroughly is
the business of that office being cop
ducted by Collector Albert Smith. One
of the causes leading to these collections
is owing to that peculiar quality of hu
man nature which has such an abiding
faith in the advisability of never paying
any kind of taxes if it can be put off un
til tomorrow. December 31 is the latest
day upon which taxes can be paid with
no penalty attachments. After the first
day of January penalties are added and
the collector is charged with every cent
of penalty by the state auditor and he
must show up. During the last ten
days Collector Smith was overwhelmed
with demands 4 to make out my tax re
ceipts," and in addition to his own and
Deputy Allen's work, ho was compelled
to call L. I. Moore to hisassistance and
by working day and night, the three
were enabled to keep up with the de
mands upon the office. We must con
gratulate Collector Smith on his excel-
showiug as by this vigorous policy of
his office, many of the school districts
will be relieved by reason of the slow
ness of many taxpayers in paying their
taxes. The collections for 1903 amount
ed to -$.Si,:;G2, the several items being:
Current taxes SG4,454 00
Land hack tax? 1904 402 G9
Consolidated land back taxes. 24 OS
Squaw Creek ditch, 1905 S,000 00
Squaw Creek, delinquent
East Mill Creek, 1905
Persoual delinquent, 1904 107 43
GO 2 90
Delinquent poll tax, 1904
K C, St. Joo & C. 13. railroad
Atchison & Nebraska railroad
bt.Joe and Nebraska railroad
Western Union Telegraph Co
American Telephone Co
Craig Telephone Co .
northwest Mo. lolephot.o Co.
Oregon & Forest City Tel. Co.
Holt County Ind. Tel. Co
Mo. & Kas. Tel. Co
Fairfax Telephone Co
Total Dec. 1905. collections. . .?S 1,302 23
Tho total December collections for
the euvoral years past have been as fol
The total collections for the year 1S75,
as leported by the then collector, Wm.
( 5. Mcliily to, amounted to 12,710, or
.'!, 052 less than the December colhu
tioiis, I9i5, ns reported b) Collector
A ttati Accident,
John Thompson, living on Mill meek,
inel with n notions accident, Sat tit day
which canned hit, death a few home
afletwardii Frulav nod Mattttdav, he
with his mm had been at Itetny Coulee,
nonth of Cot met;, with thou wet! boring
nuehinei , alnkini; a well for M
tletden Mlei leadici; lite lieavv tun
cltlnetv in the wnjon, nhonl fouroVlooU
Ihev Mm led f.t home When lit Ihe
vlcinlt) or I lent v Nnbot'u, Ihe wnon
wheel not fnnlened til a Mil 011 lle toad
Mi. Tltontpnon pt ottl and anointed In
liftiltit Ihe vvlteete out of the tttl altd in
deinn o nil aiued hlllinidf lie vvaa tut
able to 1 tde, ho he walked to Coining
and had been in Coiuiint nit hotir ot two
when he went inln the atote of F. W.
Wallei and uenled hlntnelf lit tt elmlr.
In n few utliuileii he fell over unoolt
ncioiiu lie vvnu taken to the 1'itlnce
hotel of Mpi John Mtsdiunn, w here nt
eleven o'clock he died. He tegaiitet)
coiinctoiiMiieuu and made a tftont ellert to
apeak to those alien), him. but he could
not be mtdeiMlood.
John Thoitip'ion tvni born in iW'O.netir
Oregon, Holt county. In IHS3, he wns
married to Mies Kaly Majois. who eur
vivos him with seven childtcn - rour
boy ad three girK Klcvcn years ago
lit. bought and tinned onto a farm local,
eil on Mill creek which has bout their
homo ever mnce Ho was a bait! work
ing man ami had the respect of all his
neighbors. The funeral was held front
his late home, Christmas dnv at one
o'clock p to. ami burial was at the ML
I lope :etnelei y.
-Mrs ted. Konnish. of Paragould,
Ark. is spending the uletido' soasou
with her parents. Judge Collison and
wife, of Maitland.