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The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) 1883-1980, November 27, 1908, Image 1

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Two Out of the Eight.
Of the eight amendments to the state
constitution submitted to the people at
thft lat election, two received a major
itv. and will take effect without delay. I
One of the amendments passed provides j
for the initiative and referendum in this
state A similar amendment was reject
ed at the polls a few ybBrs ago. The
nrni'iuinn rncc n.'iSHftd PinablBS eitlht Oer
nt of th lpcrnl vntpr in nt legist two-
thirds of the congressional districts, by
petition, to propose new laws or consti
tutional amendments. In the referen
dum as adopted 5 per cent of the voters
of two thirds of the congressional dis-
tricts can call for a popular vote on laws
passed by the legislature. About 38,000
voters, properly distributed, cou'd set
the initiative in motion, and about 25,
000 could call for the referendum.
The other amendment passed relates
to the road and bridge improvement. It
authorizes county courts and township
boards to levy a tax not exceeding 25
cents on the 100 valuation to be used
for roads and bridges. It is now in or
der for the citizens of Missouri to study
thoroughly the additional direct action
for tbemselveB, which they have pro
vided by adding the initiative and refer
endum to the constitution.
The New China.
A few years ago the death of a Chinese
Emperor would have beeu of no concern
to the United States. Today conditions
hae so changed that the policy of China ,
is of realimportance to the rest of l"e ,
The combined import and export trade
of the United States and China 10 years
ago waB 32 million dollars. In 1007 it
reached 59 millions. Already business
men are lookinc forward to a great de-
jAl.mmf.nt of the O.iental market so
rhat . thn Chinese Emnire. with its 400
million people, shall becomo one of the
important customeis of Uncle Samuel,
A 11 n hnr rnnmdnrntinns apido. it is of
preat moment, for commercial reasons
alone, that the new process of moderniz-
i nrr ntiimi ahnll hn mni n tftl llfid under the
aew regime. A beginning had been made are always to be taken with large allow- United States senators. The sehction
under the rule of that strange, but tal- ances, for the reason that the corn crop 0f a n)an because ho is popular may jeo-
ented woman whoso death has r-cent'y never really Tails. The harvest varies pardise the material interests of the peo
been announced. Already the ancient from year to year in volume, but corn is pie There is nothing in popular govern-
classical examinations for political office so exactly adapted to the soil and c:i- nient so unsatisfactory as misrepresen
have given way to a modern system in i mate of this part of the world that there tation when it can bo measured by dol-
which knowledge of current problems ! 'B always enough of it somewhere in the iar nud cents. This fact is now appar-
is requisito. Already a decree has;countrv- ent to the people of Oregon, but how the
prepared the way for parliamentary gov-! Local corn failure may occur, and 3tato can escape from its predicament is
eminent. ' i cause local hardships and raise serious difficult to foresee.
These changes, it is inferred, are ap-' problems of distribution But the area .
proved by the new regent who is under-' over which corn may be profitably grown More Pay tor legislators,
stood to be committed to progress. It ', is so immense and its productiveness is Secretary of State Swanger has com
is impossible to make owr a nation in a so enormous that the nation as a whole pleted his official tabulation of 5,the vote
dav or a generation. But it may be 13 oever really short of corn. cast at the late election, on the first con
hope:! that under Prince Chun the em-! Reproducing itself more abundantly stitutional amendment, and to the great
pire will continue that revitalizing pro- with less labor than any other food surprise of the eople, it has been adop
gress which eventually will make it a grain, the first crop of tho pioneer and ted by a vote of 107,652 for ar.d 17G.7GG
2 i .v,r,r5o,-, n.r.i,i i the most wideU' and continuously useful against.
Mrs. Mary Hosletter left Thursday
for Amazonia, where she will visit for a
few weeks with her daughter, Mrs Em
ma Beever, and will then go to Anadar
ko, Okln., to spend the winter with her
daughter, Mrs Sam Schulte.
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Poor Little Anna
The cable disp.ttches tell that thJ
Princess de Sagan is about to make her
second appearance in tho divorce courts
After having been married five or six
months to the cousin of h-r first bus-
band, Anna Gould seems to nave rounu
that her later choice was as unfortunate
as tha earli-r one. I he rumor is denied,
but it comes back persistently, and no
one will be surprised if it proves to be
the tru' h.
Over in this country there is a feeling
that the oung daughter of the late Jay
r; nlr hnR lntn hs unfortunate as un-
There will hardly be much satis-
faction overBher second misstep. Most of
the onlooking world of newspaper readers
predicted, when the Countess de Castel
lane became a French princess, which
is lo Princess at all under the new
regime, that the thine that has happen-
ed would happen. The wild scramble-
twice across tho Atlantic, all over Man
hattan Island and through South Eu
rope to Englaud -was enough to indi
cate for most people that the Countess
Anna had spiders in her ceiling, as her
French compatriots say.
Had Anna Gould chosen a husband
from among her own people, it may be,
of course, that- she would have struck
the divorce court with the same precis
ion that characterized her adventure in
France; but we are just sentimental
enough to believe that if this small and
pretty daughter of old .lay Gould had
I but believed that honest hearts are more
Bhe would not atthistime
find Lersolf doding newspaper report-
King Corn!
This is the season whn public inter
est centers in the corn crop aud when
i the prospects of us dimensions decide
i the fate of h11 sorts of projects.
' This universal interest in corn is a
just tribute to the most cuaraoteriftic or
American agricultural products -the one
! upon which, above all others, the wel
fare of the American people depends.
Vet gloomy views of the corn outlook
i of the soi.'s products, supplying the
i food wherewith a continent was con-
quered for civiliza'ion, completely
American in origin and nourishing no
where better than on its native soil, the
foundation and mainstay of the ropub
es symbol of American ideals, and b?st
ift of his Creator to man great is corn!
Heligious Liberty.
It was proper that a declaration on
the subject of religious 1 berty should be
made succeeding the campaign in which
President elect Taft was attacked on the
grouud of his church affiliation; and it
was proper that th:s declaration should
carry with it the weight and influence of
so authoritative a persjn aB th Presi
dent of tho United States. It was wholly
becoming for the head of the nation to
affirm, in the direct and vigorous style
employed by hiru in tl-e fulfillment of
that duty, the principle responsible for
tho creation of the American Republic -
Religious Liberty.
In the treatment of this import mt
subject. President Roosevelt suits his
actions to his words and Irs words to his
actions In his administration he ha?
borne out most amply his professions of
liberality. In the cabinet of tho Presi
dent there set, side by aide, Protestant
and Catholic, Christian and Jew. This,
if not orthodox, is surely and undeni
ably American. It affirms, exactly, tin
spirit and the idea which led tho Pilgrim
Fathers to seek a habitation amid sav
age, trioes ami upon in nospnauiu sun.
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where they might worship God with the
sanctou of I heir own conscience.
lie that doeth righteousness ierighte
ous. ' mat is tne test oi spiritual justi
fication laid down in holy writ Tha'
makes a religious platform broad enough
for all to stand up:m who are pure, and
upright and who honor things that are
f good report. And that is Christian
itv in its widest and fullest sense, as
well as A merican.
As keen a philippic as was uttered by
Jesus of N iz.ireth was bestowal upon
the Pharisoe who went up to tho temple
io tha k God that he was not the other
men. Jesus hated hypocrites and pre
tenders, lie openly avowed His prefer
once for publicans and sinners.as against
the inflated bL'ots who assumed that
they alone were right.
The world in general has moved a lit
tie too far on to add h ro to thesupersti
tion that any mje L.reei Cfin ciaim a
raonopniy of truth and inerrancy; much
jeg., js there room for such absurd fcssil
jm in vvhftt ig profe5seJly
the free;
country (,n the globe.
Lot comfort descend upon and en'er
tU6 hearts of those "truly gocd" persons
wno have been distressed by the thought
tbat the election of Mr. Taft as Presi
dent wouid .rob them of their
Let them firs: seek diligently to learn by
a careful pursjit of the graciouB pre
cepts of Jesus whether they possess
Him; and then by a fair and honest ex
animation of Mr. Taft's private life and
public service, to discover whether there
jg tne slightest cause for the Hpprehen
sj0D taat he will use the iufluence of hi
n,gll 0fRce to up set or disturb any hop
or expectation of any heart or soul that
prizes and practices true righteousness
Oregon's Predicament.
At their primary elections the peopl
of the state of Oregon expressed a de
cided preference for George E. Cham
berlain. a Democrat, to represent the
state in tho United States senate. Th
legislature elected contains a majority
pledged to vote for him. At the presi
dential election the people of that stale
gav the electoral vote of the state
iiift. INow thay are wondering where
they are a', as regards the state's repre
sentation in the U liled States senate
As a Democrat lYlr. Uhambenaiu may
be expected to vote with his party. O
the tariff question he may have to vote
to reduce the duties on lumbi-r.althougl
Oregon as a lumber state has been par
ticularly prosperous under a high tariff
on lumber. If Mr. Chamberlain, recog
nizinc the interests of his state, should
vote against his party, he would be in
verv embarrassing position throughou
his term of office. He must either sacri
fce his state or his party, while, on lb
other hand, his slate must prosper or
auffer according to the course he sha
Oregon's predicament well illustrates
ony Qf m:o difficulties of direct vote fo
This amendment fixes the pay of
members of the general assembly at $750
a year. Heretofore they have been al
lowed 65 a day for 75 days and SI a day
thereafter, excepting during the revis
ing sessions every 10 years, when they
are entitled to So a day for 120 days.
Its Gmelich by Thirty Votes.
On the face of the total footings of the
precinct votes, . I acob F. Graehch, Ke
ublican. is elected lieutenant governor
f Misouri. by a plurality of 30 vo'es
ver his Democratic opponent. William
Painter. The totals, hs made after
the precincts bad all been footed, are:
melich, 34.015: Painter, 317,535; Gme-
hch's plurality, 30.
This, however, will not settle the mat
ter, which cannot be definitely deter
mined until the general assembly in
joint session officially canvass the re-
urns. Mr. Painter claims his election
the ground that amended returns
from several count es inditate that he
as a majority of 35 over Gmelich. These
amended ra.urrs were not admired to
ho totals b the secretary of state, but
were tabulated separately by him, and
ill be turned over with the other re-
urns for the legislature to pass upon.
So one of the c osest contests for a s ate
fiice in the hist .ry of Missouri will re
main undetermined for several weeks
After it was found that tho race was
use, amended returns were sent in by
the countv clerks of Audrain, Char. ton
Dunklin, Lincoln, Linn, Webster, Worth
nd Mississippi counties. Each of these
eounty clerks is a Democrat. Of the
mended counts those from tho six coun
ties first named, showed a total of C5
otes in Painter's favor. But the re
turns lrom aiissi srppi county were ou
otes in favor of Gmeiich. The count
clerks of tho other counties did not sa
how they reached their figures, but tbr
county clerk of Mississippi said the tally
sheets of one precinct showed 30 more
votes for Gmelich, than the returns
showed. Painters attorneys refuse to
consider the correction from Mississippi
county because the tally sheets are held
not to be cffijiul. But if they hold lo
that proposition, Painter must los9 43
votes in Holt county, because of the fail
ure of ihe Bigetow precinct judges to
certify to their reiurnp, which would
wipe out the Painter 35 plurality as
To claim the election of Painter the
Damocra's must figure some technical
itv in their favor und shut out all others
fo let in no corrections would increase
(JmfiliM.i's nluraiitv. and to shut out till
corrections would leave Gmelich in the
lead by 110 votes.
If Democrats seat Painter in tho face
of unfavorable returns it is i ot impos
sible that the Republicans will retaliate
hv unseal in? some membeis of the
house, enough in fact to make tho legis
lature Republican on joint ballot. The
Republicans contend that if it is right
for the Democrats to unlawfully make a
lieutenant governor it is right for the Re
publicans to steal a United States sena
tor. No actual threats have been made
beyond the suggestion that this election
is going to be decided fairly. If might
is used to overturn right on one side, il
will be used on the other.
The time was when the Democratic
majority in Missouri was so great that
victory for its ticket was known to have
been won even before the polls closed,
but that time is no more. Today, in
fact, MisHouii has gone 6n strong'y
against the erstwhile powerful D. mo
cracy that it practically tit.ds itself
forced to rely upon the action of the
general assembly to determine whether
or not, upon "amended returns," it has
elected a candidate on its state ticket,
while it only pulls others through by
majorities several times smaller than are
returned in some of the counties on their
local tickets.
The footings on these revised offi ial
returns give the following result:
President: Taft, 340,915; Bryan, 345,
837. Tafts plurality, 1.U2G.
Governor. Hadley, 355,270: Cowherd,
:t37.803. Hadley's plurality, 17,402.
Lieutenant Governor Jacob F. Gme
lich, Republican. 347,615; William R
Painter, Democrat, 347,535. Plurality
for Gmelich, 30.
Secretary of State John E. Swanger,
Republican, 347,531; Cornelius Roach,
Democrat, 343,157. Plurality Roach,
State Auditor -JessH Tollcrton, Re
publican. 316,503; John P.Gordon, Demo
crat, 34i),320. Plurality for Gordon, 2,
826. State Treasurer W. F. Maring, Re
publican, 346,373; James Cowgill, Demo
crat, 340,485. Cowgill's pluality, 3,112.
Attorney Goneral Frank B. Fulker
scn, Republican, 347,443; Elliott W. Ma
jor, Democrat, 319.0!)1. Plurality
Major, 1,650.
R lilroad and Warehouse Commission
erWilliam V. Wilder, Republican,
310,004: John A. Knott, Democrat, 343,
058 Plurality for Knott, 1,061.
Ju'igeofthe Supremo Court Argus
Cox, Republican. 316,327; W. V. Graves,
Democrat, 349.316. Plurality for Graves.
On the national ticket the Socialists
polle 15,393 votes, the Prohibitionists
4,222, the People's or Populist 1,165, In
dependence 397 and the Social Labor
Labor and Courts.
In an impassioned plea to the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, assembled in
annual convention at Denver, last eek,
Samuel Gonip-'rs declared. "Our stand
ing is menaced by the courts of law."
In undertaking to sustain this state
ment, he cited the supreme courts in
terpretation of the Sherman anti-trust
law as applicable to organized labor.
Continuing ho said: Labor organiza
tions are now conspiracies and combina
tions in restraint of trade."
It will probably occur to every think
ing mau that the standing of organized
labor is not menaced by the courts so
much as by the legislative branches of
government. The courts do not make
tha laws; they simply decide tho appli
cation of them, and whether or not they
couform to the fundamental law of the
ountry. In this way the supreme court
decided that organ zed labor uuder cer
tain conditions could be a combination
in restraint of trade. The definition of
the law permitted this decis on; indeed,
required it. Therefore it is difficult to
see how the court could have done other
wise. It tne court hail decided contrary
to the law. while the law conformed to
tbe constiuitiun, it would have subjfet
ed itself to criticism of au entirely dif
ferent kind, and would have lost the
confidence of all citizens irrespective of
their relations to organ-zed labor.
Organized labor is not the only party
to suits at law that has received adverse
decisions in our courts. Organized capi
tal has received 10 adverse decisions to
labor's on. Vet organized capital has
never condemned it, nor failed to recog
nizo the fact that the legislative branches
of government are primarly responsible
for laws corsidpred detrimental to iheir
intere.-ts. Mr. G. certaiuly must be los
ing his head
Has Too Many Wives.
II. A. Goff. about 2j years of age, is
now boarding with Sheriff McNulty
charged with bigmany. He is said to
have a wife and two children at Des
Muines, Iowa, and on September 16, he
and Miss Lunile Grimes, of this city
were manied by Esquire McDonald.
The clew came to Sheriff McNul'.y, by
aletier, coming to his Oregon wife
which had been forwarded here and ad
dressed to Goff, which was opened bj
wife No. 2, and the letter came from his-
father, at Des Mi ines, Iowa, telling Goff
that his wife and children wero well
This was news indeed to No. "2. and so
indignant did 6he become, that she im
mediately looked up Sheriff McNulty
and turned the letter over to him.
Our sheriff immediately took up the
matter, and put himself in touch with
the Des Moines authorities, and the re
suit was the father and brother of wife
No 1 came here and swore out a war
rant, charging Goff with bigamy. 3
Sheriff McNulty then went to work on
the case He leamed that Goff was a
solicitor for ihe Olney Music Company
of St. Joseph, Mo., and learned that b
was at Burliugton, Kas. He called a
the firm's place of business in St. Jo
seph, on Thursday, and had the Arm to
call him in by phone, on important busi
ness. That evening Sheriff McNulty
aided by a couple of the St. Joseph de
tectives, took positions near the Oinej
store, and in due time Gff made hisap
pearance, and was about to enter the
store, when he whs arrested. The ruse
calliug Guff into St. Joseph was fcr th
purpose of getting him on Missouri soil
and thus avoid requisition papers.
The accused man has but little to say
but we understand he stated to W.
Araick, his St. Joseph attorney, that his
mother had written him that his Des
Moines wife had secured a divorce from
him on the ground of desertion.
The father and brother of wife No
claim that. Goff had deliberately desert
ed his wife white in a delicate condition
and that he had never seen hi- socon
child, which had been born since thed
His preliminary was set for Saturd;!
last, he waived, carrvme the case over
to the January term of the circuit cour
Goes Broke.
Devotion to the affairs of the estate of
his brother, Albert, who was heavily i
terested in traction properties in the
East, has cost Mayor Torn L. Johnson,
of Cleveland. O , his fortune. Practi
cally every dollar has been swept away.
and he aunouoces that te wiil be corn-.
polled to give up his beautiful homo on
i hlnclid avenue, and move into smaller
and lesa expensive quarters.
Mrs Howard Gould thinks 52 0.000 a
year abjut right for a lad" to live on.
It is assumed that a woman could get
along on much lfjs.
A Pennsvlvania woman aired S5 drop
ped dead while paying her t .vs. A wo
man of that ag" should be drawing a
pension instead of paying taxes.
Mrs. G. W. Cummins entertained
her friend, Mrs. George Gskill, of Craig
during the '"Mum" show.
The Annual Mum Show.
The thirteenth annual Chysanthemum
tow is over, and was equal in every re
peat to the shows of previous years.
This event is alwajs anticipated with
easure by our citizen-?, for there it is
that old friends meet, and acquaintances
are renewed, as many of our former cili
zens take this time to revisit their old
ome. This year was no exception.
there being many out of town visitors.
The circuit court room, whero the
exhibit was held, was beautifully deco
rated with ropes and garlands of ever-
reen, hung from the four corners of
the room and meeting in the center.
irectiy over the orchestra. A platform
as built in the center of the room to
accomodate the Oregon orchestra, whoso
music added greatly to the pleasure cf
the visitors every evening. Around the
alls, tho displays wero arranged in a
pleasing and artistic manner, while in
the alcove on the south side of the room.
bad been arranged a bazar, whero fine
needle wo k and patted plants were on
sale. Altogether, tho room presented a
rilliant and pleasing picture, to bo re
called with only the happiest of memo-
George P. Doran, of St. Joseph, was
udge and rnad the following awards:
Finest and largest collection, Mrs.
Eliza Cummins.
Finest yellow, Golden Wedding, Mrs,
Eliza Cummins.
Finest red, Black Hawk. Mrs. Sarah
Finest pink, Waban, Mrs. Sarah Ram-
Finest white, Belle of Castlewcod,
Mis3 Anna Conn.
Largest bloom. Golden Wedding, Mrs.
Anna Markland.
Charles J. Koock offered a silver chry
santhemum spoon for the best arranged
collection, and tnis premium went to
the exhibit made by Mrs. Anna Schulte,
Mrs. Mary Curry and Mrs. Mina Curry.
In the cut for tbe spoon, Mrs. Schulte
Those who raised chrysanthemume aud
exhibited them this jear, were:
Eliza Cummins
Anna Markland
Lena Rostock
Elizabeth Lehmer
Lottie VanBuBkirk
Sarah Ramsay
Agnes Davidson
Emmma Moore
Frances Montgomery Mary Curry
Mina Currv Anna Schulte
Maliuda Marsh Charlotte Curtis
Dora Trice
Anna Conn Kate Barbour
Boo'ie Price
Will They Stop?
Last Friday, the 20th inst , the people
of Forbes had a hearing at Amazonia
before the Railroad and Warehouse
Commissioners of the state of A?issouri
to try to compel the Burlington Rail
road Company to stop the Omaha train,
morning and evening, Nos. 26 and 27, at
Forbes. Several railroad officials were
present, including Mr. Lalor, general
passenger agent of lines west of Missis
sippi river. Mr. nice, division superin
tendent; Mr. Nelson, of St. Joseph, at
torney; Mr. Gray, of the freight depart
ment, and others. The commissioners
present were Mr. Weightman and Mr.
Ogles' y, together with Assistant Attor
ney General Kennih, nf Jefferson City.
The people of Forbes were repre-ent-ed
by J A. Williams, W. S. Hodgin, Pe
ter Raiser, Mr. Metcalf, Judge Cotten
and a number of others from Forbes,
Mr. Linviile and another traveling man,
of St. Joseph; R. C. Benton and Harry
Dungan as attorney, of Oregon, and
George Click, ot Mound City. On ac
count of the limited time the hearing
lasted only about throe hours and the
commission took the matter under ad-visemt-nt
and promised to let the people
of Forbes kcow at anearly date, whether
the tra ns should bo stopped or not.
This would give the people of Forbes
trains to the rest of the county and
especially between Forbe3 and Oregon to
attend court business. They drive now
but the train service would be greatly
apprec ated
Bryan May Get One.
In Tying to complete the vote ea-t up
for presidential electors, Governor Folk
and Secretary Swanger found them
selves in a quandary on Monday of this
week. It was discovered that one of tho
Republican electors-at-largo. H. W. Kiel,
of St Louis, run 237 votes behind the
Democratic dis-rict elector. The ques
tion at ence came up if the delegation
! .vould not be composed of L7 Republi
cans and orie Democrat.
W.J. Diffenduff-r, Republican dis
trict doctor in the 16th district, ran
ahead of tho highest man on the Repub
lican t'ck"t and jet had fewer vo'es in
the district alone than hi- Democratic
competitor. Brannock wan not running
for elector at-iargo nor whs Diff-nduffr
runniog for that place, and yet, both of
them have the highest votes of their re
spective parties in tho state.
The governor and secretary will make
a recount before they make official an
nouncement of the vote, and the matter
will remain undecided for the time being.

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