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m f Sown ftffTO HIT 7 i 42ND YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10. 1906. NUMBER 27 II B II I SERIES OF MISFORTUNES. Hard Luck Persistently Follows the Mclntyre Family. A s.ngular series of misfortunes have befallen a family,oamed Mclnsrye.prom inent residents of Wellington, Kas. A few months ago a daughter. Mis. Mag gie Powell, of Spring tield, Mo., was in jured in an accident on the Frisco road and will probably be a cripple for Last week her mother, Mrs. Alice Intyre, had a stroke of apoplexy died in a few minutes. While attending her funeral a life. son, Dena Mclntyre, of Conway Spriugs, had an attack of heart disease and came near dying. Last Saturday his wi'e gave birth to a child, which lived only a few hours and while waiting on the mother, Dr. William Hobson, the at tending physician, was stricken with heart disease and expired in an adjoin ing room Mond-iY, Nov. 5, 190G On the follow. njj day Mr. Mclnt re died also. ... . . . . .. Kansis, in the lower bouse during the legislative war of 1893 and was promi nent in politics there for a number of years. Dr. Hobson was raised in Holt county, and was the son of Uncle Billy Hobson, who resided afew miles southeast of Ore gon, and operated the old Hobson Mills. He is a brother of Mrs Alfred Gentry, of near Oregon, who will be pained to hear of his death, and we believe the doctor was her only surviving brother at the time of his death. The grim reaper has truly been active in his visits to this family. Only a few weeks ago Mrs. Gentry lost two of her grandchil dren by diphtheria children of Mr. and Mrs. James Keeney. Dr. Hobson waB a veteran of the Civil war, having served as a member of the 14th Kansas Cavalry. Township Officers. At the late election, the following were elected as justices of the peace and constables: JUSTICE OF 1 HE PEACE: Bigelow, Geo. W. Poyoter, Isaac I. Adkison. Benton, Jno. H. Steele, Jas. H. Ball. Clay, G. W. Lacy, H. W. Gilbert. Forbes, Jas. Cordrey, W. S. Hodgin. Forest, J. H. Wilson, Austin Lease. Hickory, Chas. Uphouse, Dan Dreher. ; Liberty, Jno. M. Burger, Jno. C. Heck.! Lincoln, Ira G. Graham, W. A. ; Browning Lewis, Ezru S. McDonald, Jacob King. ! Minton, H. R. Stuart, J. B. Morgan. Nodaway, Arthur Hibbard, Christ Hurst. i Union. Zachariah T. Randall. James ! E. Hopkins. CONSTABLES. Bigelow, E. R. Hinkle. Benton, Jno. E. Zachary. Clay, P. F. Colwell. Forbes, Squire Carter. Forest, Ira Willetts. Hickory, Fred Watson. Liberty, Ora Morse. Lincoln, Jno. W. Wilson. Lewis, Jas. R Brown. Minton, Chas. W. Williams. Nodaway, Jas. Iddings. Union, Claude M. Lowe. 6 Another Old Citizen Gone. Phi'ip Rostock, born, near Heidelberg Germany, Feb. 2, 1826, died, at his home near Oregon, Mo., Nor. 11, 19iG Immediately after his marriage to Elizabeth Schweigerr, in 1848, he, with his bride, left his Native Land for Amer ica. On arriving in this country, the located in Herkimer county, N. Y wh-io they remained about two years and then came to Missouii in 1851 spending the remainder of their days in Holt county, in and near Oregon. Soon after arriving in t his county they each were converted and united with the German M. E. Church, of Oreeon. Mo. . of which they were faithful members I 'tilt they were each called to their Eter j nal Home Mr. Rostock, in the early days, wa6 prominent in the construction of the j German M. E. church building, and be j came active in the work of his cnoice actim; in official capacity as Sunday School Superintendent, chorister, class leader, steward and trustee, at various HlV Q rttirincr tha nkrtiif f.-i.fT i...na l the most active time of his life. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mtb Rostock, two of whom preceded them to the "Better Land," leaving sev en, four sons and three daughters, Wil ( liam and Wesley, of this city; Rev. H , B., of St. Joseph, Mo ; Rev. Franklin, of 'Evanston, Ills,; Mrs. J. P. Potter, of Mound City, Mo.; Mrs. N. Helzer, of , Graham, Mo., and Mrs. Maggie Koerner, ' of St. Joseph, Mo., all of whom were ! present at the funeral, and who will strive to meet their parents in Glory. March 8, 1904, Mr. Rostock waB bereft of bis life-companion, which made his remaining days, more or less lonely, yet during those twelve years of loneliness, though both body and mind weakened with age, his soul did not forget the faith in which it was established, and his life in the days of affliction, was seas oned with a marked degree of patience j Through all Mr. Rostock's active life, I three motives predominated, namely, , the service of God. the welfare of hie family, and the interests of humanity in . general We' mi3s him, but we cannot mourn, because a soul of long and noble career is freed from the bonds of physi i cal affliction. . Funeral services were conducted from l the German M. E. church, Tuesday, No vember 13, at 2 o'clock p. m. by Rev. William Tonat, his pastor, assisted by the Rev. T. J. Enyeart, after which in terment took place at Maple Grove Cem- riS' -. -1Ieory L- Earfs. formerly of Mound C'tv has been elected state senator from lhe eiShth district, composed of Cald- well, Carroll, Daviess and Ray countieB over John F. Morton, who has served as senator since 1894 The district has been Democratic by 1,000 or more for years, and the indications are that Eads' majority will be about 150. As senator he had the record for the longest con tinuous service, 12 years, and served two terms in the lower house. He belongs to the old machine crowd. Folks friends in the senate will miBs him. Not so much for what he would have done in their be half as for what he might have done to them. Congressional Vote The congressional vote was as follow as rnvised by the latest returns: ANDREW COUNTY. Booher 1.01 Fulkerson 1,37 Booher's majority 39 Fulkerson's majority over Wilson i 1904 was 5S5. ATCHISON COUNTY. Booher 1,62; Fulkerson 1.579 Booher's majority 49 Fulkerson carried Atchison county over Wilson by 277. BUCHANAN COUNTY. Fulkerson 7,804 Booher 7.790 Fulkerson's majority 14 Fulkerson curried Buchanan couctv in 1904 by S00 HOLT COUNTY. Fulkerson 2,0 Booher 1,32 Fulkerson's majority 705 Fulkerson's majority in 1904 was 858 NODAWAY COUNTY. Booher 3,462 Fulkersou 3,408 Booher's majority 54 Fulkerson carried Nodaway in 1904 by 382. PTjATTE COUNTY. Boohor 2.4S0 Fulkerson 750 Booher's majority 1,730 Wilson carried Platte in 1904 by 1,(502 Fulkerson was elected in 1904 by 1,308. Booher's majority 1,151. The vote for congress in the past several elections are worthy of some study. As compared with 1902 the Democratic vote for 1906 shows a gain of but 41; and compared with 1904 it shows a gain of but 98. Mr. Fulkerson in 1906 polled 2,723 less votes than he did in 1904, and 1,598 more than Gilmer did in 1902, while his vote in 1906 was 2,490 votes less than Kennisb polled in 1900. In 1904. Wilson polled 3.740 less than Cochran in 1900, and Booher's vote was 3,838 less than Cochran's in 1900, The vote for congressman in this district for the past four elections has been 1900. 1902 1904. 1906 Dem 22,211 18392 18.531 18,597 Rep 19,595 14,510 19,831 17,446 On congress the vote is a remarkable triumph for the Republican parry in the country at large. The falling off of the vote in the house of representatives is smaller, proportionately, in 1906, than it has been in any previous mid presiden tial term congressional election in three quarters of a century, excopt in that of I860, when the Republican congress was at war with President Johnson. Often the president's party in that fateful off year loses enough seats to give the ma jority to the opposition organization, and the president has the house against him during the second half of his term taking tne contests tor tne past nalt a century, this occurred in 1858, uuder Buchanan; in 1874. in the middle of Grant's second term; in 1882, in Ar thur's days; in 1890, under Harrison;and in 1S94, in the middle of Cleveland's sec ond term, tiayes started, out witn a house against him and the major ity against him was still greater in the second half of his term. Returns thus far show that the Republicans have elected 223 to the next national house of congress, tne 60th, and the Democrats 163. The present congress, the 59th, was composed of 249 Republicans and 137 Democrats. The ratio of the falling off in the vote on congress in I9ub is notably small. The Republican party's majority for the next two years in congress will be so overwhelming that it can easily push through all important measures against the opposition of the Democracy. A few seats were lost in New York, Pennsyl vania, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, and a few other states, but the majority will be near the 60 mark, and thse gaps in the line will be unnoticed. Among the no table defeats, however, is that of Wads worth, of New York, who defended the Beef Trust, and Babcock, of Wisconsin, for years up to the present, was chair man of the National Congressional Com mittee. The good work, at Big Lake, still continues, under the careful attention nd management of Will H. Sparks, eputy game and flsh warden. Foilow- ng is the vaneay and number of pounds taken out for week, commncing Novem ber 5, and ending November 10: Buf falo. 7,000 pounds; Carp, 6,700 pounds; Schooner Cat. 300 pounds: Shad, 2,000 pounds: Gar, 6,000 pounds. In numbers the following were caught in the seines, ut immediately put back: Four Rock Bass; 23 Black Bass; 36 Crappie; 7 Pike; 22 cal fish. None of the game fish taken in the seines are sold or given away, but are at once replaced in the lake, and every precautioa is taken in handling them to see that they are not injured. xi tne jj armers Were to Corner Us. An organiz ition of farmers, known as the American Society of Equity, at East St. Lou-s a few weeks ago, adopted the report of a pomm'tteft which binds its members not to sell produce below th rates named in the following scale: u heat, No. 1, Northern or No 2. red bl: corn, to the et d of this vear, 45 eeut;,; from Jan. 1 to April 1, 50 cents aner .-vpru l and until prices are again fixed, 5") cents: oats, 40 cents: barley No. 2,55 cents; rye, 75 cents; buckwheat 70 cents: potatoes, Irish, G5 cents; sweet 75 cents; beans, navy, 81.50; red. 82; cot ton, 12 cents; wool, 30 cents; hogs, 86.50 cattle, t0; sheep, 85.50; hay. 814; broom corn, 875 to 8100. A stormy debate was occasioned by the protests of those who held that thus to fix prices for farm products was simply to indorse and follow the meth ods of the most pernicious trust. How ever, tne niujontv tavoreu tne scale as reported, an I if the prices named can be obtained, not onlv the members of the society of Equity, but farmers in gen eral, who hold these prices, and who succeed in obtaining them, will be en titled to the congratulation of nil other prosperous industries and interests in the country. But it will be necessary for the farm producers in general to adopt the scale, and rigidly adhere to it, before it can be carried out successfully, or with even partial success. If the Society of Equity is in the business of "forming a corner and tnis seems to be tne end in view not only must farmers in general come iBto it, but the consumer must be con vinced that there is no possible way out of his paying the prices demanded. Tn other words, "the corner" which the so ciety of Equity proposes to create must be subtect precisely to the same law of supply and demand, which confronts and invariably overturns every corner on the Chicago board of trade. Tne minions or persons engaged in or dependent upon agriculture in the United States, through their represen tatives, may decide to fix certain prices upon farm products. So far so good. On the other hand the 60,000,000 of per sons in the United States, who are not engaged in or dependent upon agricul ture may decide to fix a scale of prices beyond which they will not go It has been demonstrated time and again that tne consumer can, it ne chooses to do so, turn from any one article of produce, or from any class "of products, to others, in case of necessity, or until those which have been his main dependence come within the reach of his pocket. Moreover, it has been dem onstrated, as in the Leiter corner, that ust as Boon as American products reach certain prices the products of other countries come pouring into our mar kets. The world is now at our doors. Ar gentine is nearer New York than Ne braska was 40 years ago. It will be better for the farmers to allow natural laws to take their course. In the long run they will profit more by avoiding than by adopting the methods which they censure and legislate against in others. Of course, the Society of Equity will never be able to carry out its plan, but is worth while occasionally to con sider what might happen if dreams came true. Coming Our Way. It will take the official vote to decide fully the result on the state ticket. The majority will probably roach 10,000 and the state election this year was practi cally a fight to the finish. It was claim ed by Democratic leaders a week before the election that their party was assured of 30,000 or 40,000 majority in the state, but they are now thankful to get 10,000. The old time majority in Missouri is gone, rnose ou.uuu Democrats wno were missing two years ago, according to the Democratic handbook, are missing still. and it is safe to say will never be heard of again. If they have escaped another such accident, it is by the skin of their teeth, and they must be blind if they fail to see the handwriting on the wall Republican Missouri is coming and near. Missouri ..is almost persuaaeo. Two years ago tha Republicans in the state had a congressional plurality of 8, 000, and they may have a congressional plurality now, though the gerrymander cuts them out of several seats. An analysis of the official figures of Tues day's election in the state will be in structive. In the last off year election, in 1902, the Democratic majority in the state was 44,684. A Democratic plural ity of eight or ten thousand in Missouri, on the heels of the efforts of Bryan to rally his old 60,000 majority in the state, is so near a Democratic collapse that it may fairly be viewed in that light. The result in Missouri is in every way hope ful to Republicans. It disposes of the airy claim that the election of 1904 was a scratch, and that Missouri is normally Democratic by 50,000. That vaporing will be heard no more. The off year. The mysterious stranger has moved in to stay. Trying- to Get There. It is refreshing in tiese das of sordid money getting to read of a man who doe? things for no other reward than the lory of doing. Of all talks involving extreme hardships and danger, that of finding the north pole' seems the most perilous. Commander Peary has made thf trial four times, and his success in penetrating to within 175 miles of the much nought goal will be a matter of pride to his pountryuaen. The insur mountable dilhculties of the achieve ment seem io nave turnisnect tne incen tive. The trackless wastes of snow and ice over which Peary passed are marked vtn the rude graves of many who had gone before, only to die of hunger and cold. Peary's message s-iys that his party was obligt-d to eat eight of their dogs, and one of their supporting parlies was rescued only after the members were in a starving condition. This sort of spirit, stimulating men to deeds of sacri (ice, even through the gloom and cold of the most desolate spot on the globe, shows a certain nobility in mankind that is admirable and inspiring. Made Fun of Him. With all our boasted enlightenment we are all pretty primeval still. Hered ity and environment curb only in a de gree our innate instincts of cruelty and selfishneps. Education and hw rattier than blook are responsible for virtue and honesty. What pathos there is in the story of the 12 year old lad in Kan sas City who recently went before Judge McCune and begged to be sent to the reform school. Finally the court forced from his reluctant lips his reason: "I lisp and the other boys make fun of me. I thought I would get away from them." The other boys did not consider the agony of this little fellow's humilia tion. It was fun for them to watch him Buffer. As these boys grow older they will no longer taunt people who are physically disabled, laugh at cripples aud delight in torturing cats and dogs. Education will teach them humane con sideration for living things. But the savage instinct, while it may lie latent, still tenants the breasts of human be ings Its manifestations take many forms and it is prone to break out at un expected moments in the most "culti vated" persons. Her Hard Lot. The pitiful tale of Anna Gould's mar ried life, now being set forth in detail before the Paris courts, may be summed up in a paragraph: Hardly were the marriage vows spoken before the man who had sworn to love and cherish her, showed that he had married her merely to make her fortune the instrument of his vices. He squan dered her money and abused her be cause there was not more. He stole her jewels and the ornaments of her home to get money for other women. He flaunted his debaucheries iu her face. He professed repentance time after time, but only so long as was necessary to get more money. This is what Anna Gould endured for 11 years. It is most remark able that any American woman should have consented to endure it for 11 days Finally, even her patience broke down utterly, and she sought legal relief from her misery. Apparently taere win oe nttie or no effort t ) controvert the testimony pre sented oy Anna uouid's counsel as jus tifying a divorce. The husband's coun sel sat sih'ni throughout the presenta tion, though that is not the custom of French lawyers nor is it required by French rules of procedure. However, the granting of the decree is contested, and the presence in court of counsel for the husband's creditors explains the reason. It is an open se cret in Paris that the case is with the Frenchman still only a matter of money. Since French law prohibits the publica tion of reports of divorce proceedings, while American law does not, it is hoped that fear of the scandal thus caused in her own country will drive the wife again into submission and get for the husband and his creditors more money. Meanwhile, French law holds the suff ering wife on the rack of shame for the benefit of the creditors. The representatives of 'the diseased social politics which brings about such marriages may and will attempt to ex cuse such wrecks as those of Anra Gould and Consuelo Vanderbilt may try to depicit them as exceptional. They are not exceptional; they are a usual and an almost inevitable result of the difference between American and Euro pean view points of the marriage rela tion and its duties and responsibilities The American girl without wealth who takes an European nobleman and tries to livo with him in Europe is likely to be despised because she has no money. The American girl of wealth who takes an European nobleman is al most certain to be plundered and shamed. These are the simple facts, il lustrated in most "international alli ances.' xne case ot Anna uouid, line that of Consuelo Vanderbilt, is the rule, not the exception. Another Mother Called Home. Mary Malvina Knowles was born in Felicity, Ohio, December 22, 1832, and died, in Oregon, Mo., Thursday, Novem ber Sth, 1906. at the age of 73 years, 10 months and 16 days. Her father, Alonzo Knowles, was an attorney of that town, and became a convert to the Christian principles, first formulated by Alexander Campbell, and later preached from the pulpit, and ad vocated them to the end of his life. His daughter, Malvina, was baptized in the same faith in her 16th year, and singularly prophetic, her death occurred on the 53th anniversary of her baptism, oven to the very hour. In a little mem orandum, found in her beloved Bible, she told how she "was baptized in a branch," viih ice an inch or more thick. In her young womanhood, with her father,she attended the first convention, if not the formal organization of the Christian church, and never afterwards did shfi falter in Christian work. In August, 1853, she was married to Hannibal Soper, and in the year 1869, they removed to Oregon. Mr. Soper died ia Oregon, in August, 18S9. To them v.-ere born, Fannie Inez, Charlie Knowles and Aurora Bell, the lust one of whom died in early childhood. Her life waB one consecrated by all that makes a life holy. Never faltering, never fearing the successful outcome of any worth cause, sue spared nerselt least of all in the work and self sacrifice essential to such success. And the God she so loed was true to her, even as she had been to Him. She was conscious to the last, knew her loved ones, and calmly prepared herself for death. Unable to speak, she wrote her wishes, asked that the 23rd Psalm be read to her, and that she be lifted up so she could bow before God in prayer.' Then with her thoughts still for her loved ones shepassed away as one weary falls asleep. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Fannie Dungan, and her son, Charlie, Mrs. Soper is survived by her brother, Frank Knowles, and sister, Aurora Knowles Goelin, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Our people have been several times of late called upon to attend the death bed and funeral of old and honored citizens, but never one which we regretted more to record than this one, because of the esteemed and valuable life which had been extinguished. Mrs. Soper had lived among us so long, and had been so active in every good work, that she was looked upon as an essential member of every movement for the betterment of the community. Mrs. Soper was of a kind and quiet disposition, and an untiring worker in the various branches of the church, as well as in the service of every good cause in the community. Those who knew her best, loved her most, and all had the utmost confidence in "Sister Soper" as being an exemplary Christian, and having more than passed the time alloted, three-score and ten, she closed her c treer in this world to enter into fuller life in the World io Come. Her funeral was held from the resi dence of her daughter and son in law Mr. and Mrs T. C. Dungan, in Oregon, on Saturday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, No vember 10, 1906 She had lived with Mr. and Mrs. Duugan for many years, and died amid the children and friends she had loved so long and s well. Beautiful floral offerings were brought by many as a tribute to her memory, and the Woman's Union, of which she was a charter member, came in a body and took charge of the closing services. The different choirs of the city joined in rendering the favorite hymns of the departed, and Rev. Allison, of Mound City, preached the last sermon a grand sermon on a sublime subject. She was then followed to the Oregon cemetery as the sun was hanging low in the west so suggestive of the evening of life and that peaceful close of earthly being now being represented in the departed. Mrs. Soper had been a guide and an inspiration to us all, and now as she has gone, we remembered her many kindly deeds and words and her earn est and faithful labors in the Lord's Vineyard, and her sweet and kindly attempts to lead us all to a better life and to fulfill our duties more ac ceptably. We all could remember that: "As a bird ;arh fond endearment tries. To tt.'mpl her new-lledgt'd oir-springto the skies: She t ied each art. reproved each dull delay Allured ut oriliter world s aim lead tne way. Misses Lulu and Anna Boyd exper ienced a runaway last Friday evening from which they narrowly escaped ser ious injuries. They were driving along by the Christian church when the horse became frightened and started to run. Miss Anna jumped out and escaped un hurt and Lulu was thrown out and un der wheels, the buggy passing over her, but received no injury aside from a shaking up and a bad fright. Forest City Pres9. Mrs. Mollie Noland is visiting with her parents io California. Ml