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OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1906. NUMBER 18 ? id (3 24 26 27 28 29 OUR STANDARD BEAU For Supreme Judge. Long Tim: JOHN KENNISH. For Supreme Judge, Short Tpn: J. T. NEVILLE. For Superlntendentjof-Schdls: J. U. WHITE. For Railroad! Commission r: WM. FLENTGE. For Congress: FRANK K. FULIvERsdr For Representative: IVAN BLAIR. For Presiding Judge: HENRY E. WHIG III For Judge -1st District GEORGE V. COTTEX For Judge 2nd "District: JOHN II. HUNT. For Probate Judge: GEORGE W. MURPHT. For Circuit Clerk: FRED W. COOK. For County Clerk: FRANK L. ZELLER. For Recorder: JOHN SPEER. For Prosecuting Attorney: GEORGE C. PRICE. For Sheriff: A. R. McNULTV. For Collector: GEORGE F. SEEMAX. For Treasurer: GEORGE W. CUMMINS. For Coroner: CHARLES V. WYMAN. County Central Committee: Lewis I. Moore, chairman. Harry M. Dungan, secretary. Benton, Paul Davis. Blgelow, Frank Walker. Clay, M. C. Brumbaugh. Forbes, W. S. Hodgin. Forest, F. E. Buliock. Hickory, Wm. H. Hodgin. Lewis, L. I. Moore. Liberty, Jacob Wehrll. Lincoln, Gus Henstorf. Mlnton, D. II. Romine. Nodaway, George Hibbard. Union, O. A. Doughty. Horace M. Wickham, supposed to be the oldest settler in Gage County, died suddenly at the home of his eon, 10 miles southwest of Beatrice, Nebr., en Friday of last week, September 7th. Mr. Wickham waB the first man married in the county and was a member of the firt board of county commissioners. Be located here in 1859 and died on the farm where he had lived for nearly half a century, aged 74 years. He was a brother of Eb. Wickham, of this city. Marriage licenses were granted in St. Joseph, Wednesday, September 12th, to Frederick Keuse and Miss May Story, both of Craig. Joe Kennedy and John Milne, are back from South Dakota, where they have been rusticating for the past three months. tofi i Circuit Court. I Circuit Court. Came to an adjournment on Friday last, having done much business, and clearing the ducket of a large number of cases. Iu addition to those cases pub lished last week, the following were dis posed of during the last week of court: Will Galbraith, by his next friend, P. Galbraitb, vs. T. E. Teare; damages. Continued. E. J. Kellogg vs: Sarah Taylor; note. Continued. Sherman W. Sbiley & Hattie L. Shiley vs. A. D. Annis & J. W. Squire; dam ages. Continued. M. D. Walker, Public Administrator of estate of Leonard Allen, vs. G. G. Baker and Horace A. Noble; ejectment. Continued. W. L. Riffe va. E. B. Wright, G. B. Taylor, et al; note. Continued. Benjamin R. Watkins, et al, vs. M ar se n a P. McCulloch; ejectment. Contin ued. Benjamin R. Watkins vs. T. C. Dun gan; ejectment. Contiuued. B. B. Simmons vs. W. B. Hinde; ap pointment of receiver. Continued. Fleisher Bros., intervenors, vs. W. B. j Hinde, defendant, and James A. Wil j liania, receiver. Continued. ! Orla Davis, interpleader in case en j titled Fleisher Bros., vs. W B. Hinde. ' Continued. ! rjnnrornour Mnrplo va .Tnmoa W Ramsay, et al; partition. Report of sale confirmed. W. M. Gossett vs. John E. Taylor and Grover Shirley; partition. Report of sale confirmed. John E Taylor vs. W. M. Gossett; partition. Report of sale confirmed. In the matter of Nodaway Drainage District, No. 1. Continued. Joannie Freeland vs. Francis William son, etal; equity. Bill of exceptions filed. In the matter of Wm. Banks estate Catharine Galbraith, trustee. Contin ued. Irene J. Smart vs. Susan Gleason and Thomas Gleason. Continued. Lorenzo D. Stamper vs. Charles Noyes; equity. Continued. In the matter of Henry A. Dankers, trustee of Catharine Kuck. Henry Dankers makes final settlement; John R. Nauman named as trustee. Henry C. Noble, Jr., et al, vs. Jona than Brinson, et al; quiet title. Con tinued. Perry D. Murry vs. Andrew J. Cole, et al; quiet title. Decree as prayed for. Walter Maupin vs. John A. Eastin, et al; quiet title. Decree as prajed for. William F. Schmutzer vs. Annie Schmutzer, et al; enforce contract. De cree as prayed for. School district of Forest City vs. School district of Oregon and Enoch A. Welty; injunction. Decree of injunction as prayed for. Mabel Thomas vs. John William Thomas; divorce. Continued. Nodaway Drainage District, No. 1, vs. P. L. Bohart and Lesley Dewey, sub mitted to jury. Judgment for former for $800 and latter for 8550. This was a .suit in condemnation for lands. I Sustain Prosperity. The Republican party is protecting what it has secured for the people and it is todHy championing PROSPERITY as it defended the Union wben the party was first organized. There is nothing humiliating about such a campaign. It is the moBt honorable warfare known General prosperity is tbe condition of the United States today and it is undis puted by our opponents. The Repub lican party has been in complete control of the Executive and Legislative depart ments of the Government for nine years, and has written its policies into law and executed them. For ninb years we have been growing more prosperous every day, every week, and every year. RE PUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION AND PROSPERITY HAVE BEEN CON TEMPORANEOUS AND THEY MAY PROVE TO BE CO-EXTENSIVE THEY CAME TOGETHER, THEY HAVE DWELT TOGETHER AND THEY MAY DEPART TOGETHER. That is the great reason why Republi cans are this year, as two years ago, and six years ago, making a campaign to sus tain prosperity. The business of the country, manufactures and agriculture, have doubled in these nine years of Re publican administration. Production and consumption also have doubled since the election of President McKin ley, and the total amount of money paid in wages last year was twice the amount paid in wages n the year 1895. These are facte, not assumptions, and are capa ble of demonstration from the latest census figures. These conditions are worth continuing and the Republican party is standing guard to protect them. Theodore Roosevelt is in command and his administration should be supported by a Republican Congress. Roosevelt's administration would be handicapped witn a Democratic House and a Repub lican Senate. The election of a Demo cratic Houbo this fall would compel the President and the Senate to simply mark time for the next two years. There is too much at stake to take chances. The American people had an oppor tunity in 1890, and by the election of a Democratic House sought to discredit theMcKmley Tariff Law. Two years later they gave the admibistratian ovor to the Democratic party legislative and executive. The result was the Wilson Gorman Tariff Law, and the nightmare of industrial and commercial disaster, which continued until the return to Re publican policies. There is no pleasure in dwelling upon those conditions under the last Democratic administration, but there is profit in remembering how they were brought about. It is not wise to take such chauces with the prosperity of the country and the welfare of all the people. The Republican party stands by the record it has made. j ji: "No session of Congress has, in my : judgment, for thirty years accomplished so much that is valuable in legislation I for the best interests of all the people as ! has been enacted during the present I setsion. I believe that this will be the i verdict of history." Speaker Cannon in ! speech of thanks at close of session,June j 30, 1906. "In the session that has just closed the Congress has done more substantial work for good than any Congress has done at any session since I became fa j miliar with public affairs." Presidont Roosevelt. See that the following names are on your ballot, November 6: Supreme Judge, John Kennish. Congress, Frank B. Fulkerson. Representative, Ivan Blair. Presiding Judge, Henry E. Wright. Judge 1st district, George W. Cotten. Judge 2nd district, John H. Hunt. Probate J udge, George W. Murphy. Circuit Clerk, Fred W. Cook. County Clerk, Frank L. Zeller. Recorder, John Speer. Prosecuting Attorney, George C.Price. Sheriff, A. R. McNulty. Collector, George F. Seeman. Treasurer, George W. Cummins. Coroner, Charles W. Wyman. Every man is clean and capable and worthy the support of every voter in Holt county, regardless of politics. Our fair is in progress as we are at press. The rain of Wednesday some what marred the arrangements, but there was a goodly attendance in the af ternoon, and the crowd seemed to enjoy the music, and the specialties offered in the way of amusements. The fine-art, horticultural and agricultural exhibits, are simply a wonderment. The live-stock program for the first day was carried out, and the entries quite liberal, when you remember that we had within a small fraction of a three-inch rainfall the night previous. The racing was good, and enjoyed by all. W. F. Vance, of Mound City, was looking after business interests in Ore gon, Wednesday of this week. Mr. Bryan's Speech. We balieve in Mr. Bryan when he talks about himself. He was right when he declared he had not changed and that hn stands where he stood in 1896 and 1900. His speech at Madison square Cjarden proves this. Uf course he has dropped the free silver issue, for he knows it is dead. II. s proposition for tbe government ownership of the trunk line railroads and the state ownership of the smaller lines seems like a somewhat radical de purture, but is at once modified by the declaration that it is not necessary to do this at once, but it should be done "ultimately." Thid may mean in a hun dred years, a thousand years or million years. It was merely an adroit political play of which art Mr. Bryan is a past master. low can a man who pretends to op pose centralization and to favor indi vidualism advocate in cold blood such a leap toward state socialism as would be involved in the National Government owning and managing all the other railroads within their borders? Mow can a man who pretends to op pose centralization insist that all cor porations engaged in interstate com merce be licensed by the Federal Gov ernment and wear a tag issued by the executive department thereof? How can a man who pretends to op pose centralization urge that the execu tive department be authorized to de prive a corporation of all use of the United States mails or of telegraph and railway lines because it is charged with being a trust or monopoly? How can a man who still pretends to be an individualist insist not only on an eight-hour working day by law, but on compulsory arbitration of all labor dis putes, even though the arbitration tri bunal be denied power to enforce its de crees? And how can he assert that the writ of Injunction against strikers or against anybody else is denying "trial by jury to wage earners?,' AH this is sheer Gomperism and un worthy of the leader of a great party. Mr. Bryan has defined the issues on ifhich he expects the campaigns of 1906 and 1908 will be fought, and the party bound itself in advance' to take these issues "unsight and unseen." Might Make Him Squirm. The federal grand jury at Chicago has recently indicted the Standard Oil com pany for rebating. The Standard has been indicted so many times of late there must be something extraordinary about the action of the graud jury to cause more than passing comment. The windy city jury has risen to the occa sion, xt nas returned ten indictments including 6,428 counts for alleged of fenses. That is quite a record. Before all of these separate charges are dis posed of the Standard's attorneys will probably earn their salaries. Some fellow, mathematically inclined, has been doing a little figuring, and his conclusions will cause the Standard to sit up and take notice. The minimum fine for each offense proved is $1,000, and the maximum $20,000. If the Standard is found guilty on all charges and is assessed the minimum penalty, tbe fines according to this mathematic ian, will aggiegate $6,428,000, while if the judge should happen to be a second Kincaid, the Standard will have to fork over $129,560,000. That's a big pile of money enough to make John D., squirm. Of course, there are several "ife" and "ands," but to interject them might spoil a good story. While it is not prob able the maximum penalty will be as sessed, if the Standard is found guilty of rebating it will find out Uncle Sam is a firm believer in tbe administration of justice. A Remedy. Following so close upon the failure of tbe Milwaukee State bank, of Chicago, the wreck of the Philadelphia Real Es tate Trust company appeals most strong ly for some legislation or bankers' ac tion which will once and for all time stop the ruin of depositors by bank failures. The desired result is not at all chimeri cal. It is entirely practical and could haye been brought about by the pro posed law for a tax upon all banking in stitutions to accumulate a fund from which defrauded depositors could be re imbursed. The opposition of bankers defeated the bill for such relief, and now it would seem that since they oppose such a collective remedy, they should be held to liability in each individual case. That is to say, if the directors of every company standing in fiduciary relation to the people were held responsible for the losses that might occur, there would be a mighty sudden lessening or stop page of bank-looting or wrecking. And since the irresponsibiity of corporation directorates is held to be one of the great financial evils of the time, such a plan would probably have a widespread beneficial influence. Cattle Shippers Watching. The new railr-jad rate law is in a fair way of being tested in the courts. Texas live stock raisers bavin? gone before the interstate commerce commission with the complaint that is certain to be pushed to a final adjudication. This is the first formal complaint to be filed under tbe new law, but it was merely tne nrst or tbe fight which has set in toward the commissioners' headquarters. It was fully expected that a large num ber of cases would be filed under the law, and the expectation is being real ized. The spirit in which the railroads have met the law is one that is well calcu lated to arouse opposition among the affected shippers. So far the attitude of tbe companies amounts to little lees than deliberate oppression. In enforc ing the law they have taken its most literal construction and are applying it in all its details, with the result that in many parts of the country the ordinary course of business has been disturbed, solely because there was no chance to adjust matters to the operation of the law and the new rules made for its en forcement. This course, it is admitted by the railroads, is done for the -express purpose of making the law obnoxions. "We will make the people petition every member of congress for relief," said one magnate in speaking of the situation. This they may do, butit is not likely that the relief will come in the form an ticipated. Strict enforcement of the law is ex pected, and nothing else need be looked for under the administration. But if the measure now proposed for the regu lation of interstate commerce is found to work any additional hardships on patrons of the carriers, the latter may depend on such modifications as will bring relief to the shipper and not to tbe company. The spirit of the.law will have to be obeyed as well as the letter. One of the points involved in the ap peal from Texas is that of the yardage charges at Chicago, an old bone of con tention. Some years ago .the Inter state Commerce Commission determined that this charge was an illegal one and ordered that the roads desist from it. Theoompanies concerned took the mat ter into court, and ignored the aider t f the commission, with the result that the charge is still enforced against all shippers of live stock to Chicago. If nothing else comes of the present ap peal from the Texas cattle men, it will be relief from this extortion, The suit is one which Missouri has quite as much interest as Texas and will be followed closely by the cattle men of th.s state. Sullivan Vs. Bryan. "Mr. Bryan says: My political asset is the confidence tbe people in my sin cerity.' Mr. Bryan has twice led the Democratic party to defeat, the second a worse defeat than the first. If he is proud of that evidence of the people's confidence in his sincerity he is welcome to it. But his boast of sincerity merits further consideration. He insinuates that I make money out of politics, and that his sincerity, therefore, compels him to oppose my participation in Dem ocratic affairs. The plain inference is that Mr. Bryan thinks it wrong to make money out of politics. This boast of his puts the stamp of insincerity all over him. If Mr. Bryan thinks it wrong to make money out of politics, he should quit making money. Mr. Bryan has not one dollar that he ever made out of anything but politics. He tried to be a lawyer, he was a failure at it. He tried to be a newspaper editor, he was a fail ure at that. "He is now a man of property. As fortunes go- he is a rich man. He made every dollar of his fortune out of poli tics as a stepping stone to the lecture platform. Mr. Bryan discovered many years ago that he could make his polit ical prominence pay. He is a shrewd advertiser and in his way a clever busi ness man. He has discovered that so long as he te a candidate for president and a possible nominee, gifted with the ability to weave flowing sentences into well rounded periods, the public will come to hear him at so much a head. He is in politics because it helps the gate receipts. Like the actresses who have discarded the stolen diamond dodge for the greater publicity of a divorce suit, Mr. Bryan will quit running for president and will quit politics just as soon as be discovers that some other form of advertising will bring more dol lars to the box office when he is an nounced to appear on the stage. "Mr. Bryan has said that I owed my election to the national committee to fraud in the Springfield conyention of two years ago and that the Peoria con vention of this year, which refused to do his bidding, was 'asphyxiated' by me. Both statements, as I have said beforei are untrue." Roger C. Sullivan, of the National Democratic Committee. Folly of a Corporation. Capital should not complain whjn it suffers from acts of lawlessness or dis order, if it does not itself respect the laws and the courts of the country. The Brooklyn Rapid Transit company fur nishes a case in point. Tbe company has been charging a double fare to Coney Island in the face of public pro test. The matter was carried to the courts, which held that the double fare could not be collected. Instead of complying with the decree, pending an appeal, the company pro ceeded to collect the two fares as usual. Passengers who refused to pay were thrown off the cars by special police men, and the latter were most brutal in their work. Several people were killed and scores seriously injured. Some of the officials of the road seemed to re gard this work as stricrly legitimate and encouraged the train crews to use vio lence whenever a passenger resisted their demands. After two days of almost continuous rioting the company stopped its surface cars and announced that it would await further action of thn nmirt. Having be come surfeited with Dlood-letting and findingjthe people enraged almost to the point of tearing up its tracks, the com pany has changed its tactics. But it has done the great, the irreparable dam age. It has demonstrated that, as a corporation, it has little respect for the courts except for its own protection. It has been guilty of the very offense for which it has often condemned its em ployes. The affair is deplorable, for no matter whether the company wins or loses in court, it has iacurred the enmity of the people. No doubt it will be called upon to pay heavy damages to the families of its victims, bat that tribute will be small compared with the loss it will sus tain through the withdrawal of public confidence. Biglnterest Bates. Democratic orators and Democratic newspapers are seeking to decry the claim that under the preaentRepublican administration in Missouri the state has received a greater amount of interests on its depoaitduring 1905 than daring any Democratic administration, begin- ciufe witb897 up to the time that tb Republicans came into control, lacking only 8531 of being sufficient to pay all the salsries of tho state officials and their clerical forces for the year 1905. The amount so received was $76,018.81, which is nearly 50 per cent more than has been collected by the state under a Democratic administration from 1897 up to the present time, and the 854,210.76 so far received for 1906, is $1,842.90 greater than for the entire year 1904, when the Democrats were in charge, and which was tbe banner year for the Democrats from 1896 up to the time tbat the Re publicans took control. The Democratic efforts to decry what the Republicans have done only serves., to call closer attention to it, and nothing the Democracy can san say or do will discount the splendid showing the pres ent administration is making. The in creased receipts coming to the state is not whoily due to the increased rate it is receiving on its deposits, but it is due to the determined stand the Republican treasurer has taken, something his Democratic predecessors wholly neglect ed, to compel state institutions to remit promptly to the treasury moneys coming to them, tbat the state might receive the benefit therefrom instead of withhold ing it for tbe benefit of local banks and remitting but once a month. Not only has the state received great er interest on its deposits under the Re publican administration, showing that bidders were willing to pay more than under Democratic regimes, but under Republican control the law has been ob served in tbat no money was paid out by Treasurer Gemelich until after an ap propriation bill in the legislature au thorizing its payment had been passed and been approved and signed by the governor, nor has he paid any warrant except from the fund upon wbich it was drawn, and not then unless there was money to meet it in that particular fund. This cannot be said of former Democratic administrations. Ponder ' over this, when ypu come to make up your ballot on November 6. Leave well enough alone, and vote for Sbpreme Judge, John Kennish. , Congress, Frank B. Fulkerson, Representative, Ivan Blair. Presiding Judge, Henry E. Wright. Judge 1st district, George W. Cotten. Judge 2nd district, John H. Hunt. Probate J udge, George W. Murphy, j - Circuit Clerk, Fred W. Cook. County Clerk, Frank L. Zeller. Recorder, John Speer. Prosecuting Attorney, George C.Price. Sheriff, A. R. McNulty. ; Collector, George F. Seeman. Treasurer, George W. Cummins. Coroner, Charles W. Wyman. Every man is clean and capable anc worthy the support of every voter b Holt county, regardless of politics.