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Bite ril I I 3 44TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4. 1908. NUMBER 30. S a Want to Be Retired. How time is thining the ranks of the soldiers of thf civil war, esp-cially t he commissioned officers, is graphically shown in some figures that have juet been presented to congress in support of the bill for the volunteer retired list, the commissioned volunteer officers of the civil war have concluded that they are just as much entitled to be retired on half pav as any officers of the regular army, u ho never smelled powder from the cannon's mouth, so they have band ed together and are urging a bill placing them on the retired list at half pay. For the information of the military commit tee of the house, a statement has been prepared showing the number of officers of the civil war etill living. There are all told just G 807. This is indeed only a remnent when it is taken into considera tion that during the war there were more than 50,000 commissioned oflicere in the service. The list of living in cludes two major generals, 23 brigadier generals, 151 colonels, 105 lieutenant colonels, 30!) majors, 2,033 captatns, 2, 233 first lieutenants, 1,000 second lieu tenants, and 150 of various ranks in the navy. If placed on the retired list at half pay the pension roll would be in creased about 85tt 0,000 a 3 ear All p.rWe the rank of lieutenant colonel would receive a Hat rate of 52,000 a year; majors over 70 would receive SI. 875; un dor 70, 81,250; captains 70, 81.250: under 70, 8900: first lieutenants over 70, 81,125 under 70. 8750: second lieutenants over I 70, 81,050; under 70, 8700 J Officers of civil war living, C..S7ti I Officers living in each state, 143 1 4. Officers living in each couuty nearly 1 and 1 4. About 1 1 10th of the living soldiers are in each township of the counties Officers of the Revolution were retired j on full pay in 1832, 10 years after the war This is the richest country on earth. 1 Rotire the otficers while they live, don't do it after dead, now is the time. 1 X OFFICER, j Death of Mrs. Catharine Hahn. Mrs. Catharine Hahn, who resided on Vm fn.m fU.iia tiiiloo nnifli rF Orofrnn , ... , . ' after a long and protracted illness last ing over two years, which was borne with patience, was called to her reward Saturday last, November 2S, 19CS, iu the SIM year of her age. Catharine Davis was born at Mount 1 Eaton, Ohio, January 3d, 1S2G. She wks married to Richard Hahn, August 28. 181S. her husband dying February S. j 1SS5, and since that time lived in widow- i hood. Bv this union 11 children were ; horn, four of whom. Mrs. Same A. ber- guson, Mrs. Fiora Morrison, Mrs Lydia 1 The farm will be occupied next spring E Hahn and Miss Susan, survive. In I bv Mr. Gelvin's son in law, Joseph her early life she became a member of j evere of Newviile. Pa. the M. E church south. I " . . . . ... The funeral services were conducted t r Gelvm gives evidence in this pur from the Christian church. Sunday last, j chase of h:s continued confidence in the bj- the pas'or. Rev. B H. Dawson, the : future of Maitland and of land values in remains being laid to rest in the Maple ' itg vicjnitv. il)etead of disposiug of Grove eemetr. !, , . . . land, he is. at every opportunity, in- Mrs. Charles Uilsenbeck died at j creasing his holdings. In this he "shows her homo in this city, Thursday morn- j his wisdom, for land is going to bo land ing, from heart failure. Obituary next J is this looality from now on. Maitland week. Herald. - Y T lTg"8 4 5 6i 8.9. lOUli 16111819 20212225248126 27 2!29l50!5ll 1 ENGLAND Sales and Other Newsy Items. Mr. Oerly is one of the best fine hog raisers in Northwest Missouri, and he makes a fair tenure Palo Mrs. Oerly put up one of those fine dinners and John Hibbard, the clerk, did ample jus tice to the meal. Wednesday of last wek F. F. Oerly held another fino hog sale, but owing to the funeral of J A. Oren and the bad doy, only a small crowd was present. He sold 'Si head. Aut Curry getting the highest priced one, a line brood sow for 830. Recently William Knobel, of St. Jo seph, purchased Edward Schneider's place, just north of the old Kunkel mill, for 8050. The yale was made through ! the R. C Benton real estate office. The latter sent two teams to St. Joseph last Friday and moved Mr. Knobol's house hold effects up on Saturday. Mr. Schneider moved into Mrs. Adolph's property, on same day. where he will live until March 1, next, when he willjoccupy the property bought of Joshua Adolpb, in which Ed. Raiser now lives. It will be seen by the foregoing that, people are not afraid t buy Oregon property. On Friday of last week D. P Small wood and son, Will, he'd their sale in which they disposed of their hon-e stock, cattle, farming implements, hay and grain. The corn brought 00 cents in the crib; clover buy, 85; timothy, 80 to $9.50 p'-r ton After the sale the elt-rk, John Hibbard, Harvey Evans and Rev. Wal ton and some others gathered around the table, spread with the good things that Mrs. Smallwood knows so well how how to prepare. It did one's soul good to see those fellows eat. Evans and Hib bard make a good team at the table and Rev. Walton is uot slow. Auctioneer Benton ate in his usually delicate way. but enjoyed the meal, but must of all watchiug the other fellows eat. XX. Bought the "Wagner Farm. Lust Saturday, B. A. Gelvin purchased j the George Wagner farm, north of Mail- land, Mo. The price paid was 8125 per acre. This farm contains 2G0 acres, and i is one of the most fertile and fine lying , ... , m, , . nlaces in the country. Ihe house is a model one, containing lights, furnace heat, hot and cold water, bath, tele phone and, in fact, all the modern con- veniences ic is an ineai larm place. Being within a mile of town, with a fine. S level road leading to it, makes in reality j an elegant suburban home. Mr. Wagner would not leave it, but the infirmities of age rendered it advis able for himsolf and wife to be in town Thanksgiving Day. Residents of our county and little city, generally observed Thanksgiving for the bounteous treatment accorded them dur ing the past year. We of our little com munity have reason to feel especially thankful ihe court house remains in our ci'y. Tuft has been elected, find Mis souri will have a Repub'ican governor, fur the next four years. The custom of celebrating and re turning thanks on one day of the ye.ir is of New England origin, but- has out grown the cou fines of section and is now international in exent. As 3 ears grew, adding cycles to the history of the world, the America!: hospitality increased fold upon fold in evidence of appreciation. Like all thrifty and melligent peoples. Americans boast, and justly, of their birth-right. A display of the sentiment besides giving an occasion for cessation of labnr, enables father and children lo celobrate the day in an unostentatious manner. Americans as the general ruie regard the occasion as one of feasting, placing upon the table many edibles that are not enj vd on every day of the year. The idea is typical of the pro gress of the past ear on this occasion. It is a genuine case of comu copia. Crops have been excellent. In wiao in stances, possibly, they bav not equalled prior years; in our own countys-miehave suffered by reason of high water con ditions, but as an average is far ahead of the medium, and with many products far excel even the bumper crops of prior years. Besides the production from the soil, great strides have been made in ci'rntnerco and in manufacture. Taking the condition as it applies solely to the American citizen, goods produced in the workshops) of the United States, are seeking marts in every corner c.f the world. The antithesis is also true, and ever' corner of the world is seeking American produce and manufactures While much credit is accordrd to those who dig in the soil and contribute their support to the sustenance of mankind, greater thanks are duo and are given to the supreme power, who makes con ditions possible. It is this roverance that is shown on Thanksgiving day. As a day of boast and levity, wo all speak of turkeys aud other toothsome deli cacies, but there are none of us who fail to bow our heads in recognition of the infinite. Even some of us whoare not a church going people keep hallow the day. Next to Christmas, Thanksgiving is the most reverent day of the year. Each one counts his suece-ses and reverses, and there are only a few that find the latter generally overbalanced by the former. Living through the day, every one feels better for it. It teaches him the blessings of prosperity, and a kind and friendly sympathy for those arouud him who are not in as fortunate circum staoces. Considering the day nationally, we have much to bo thankful for. The Press Association. The annual meeting of the Northwest Missouri Press Association was held Friday and Saturday of last week, and as haB been the cas-e for the past 15 years or more, wa the guest of St. Jo-, seph's Commercial club, and was so nicely and graciously "shown" by that brace of good fellows Frank Freytag and John Aibus, who took good care of j them all the time from the hour of ar rival until the time cimo to say "good bye." Saturday evening. It is regretable that all the newspaper men of this sees ion of the state nre not members of the association, and per haps it may be true that many who are not members feel that the association could not possibly be of any benefit to them, and that they already know all that is to be learned in the newspaper business, we feel that they might lay aside some of their eelriBhness and mix a little, and help aloug a little those who do not feel that they know it all. The meetings are always enjoyable, not only from the benefits that como from papers on practical questions per taining to the business, but from the de lightful Bocial phazes of the coming to gether of so many of the same calling. The meeting this year was attended by an unusually large number, but there should bo twice the number enrolled as members. All professions and callings in this day and ago have their associa tions for mutual benefit the lawyers, the doctors, the mechanics, the postal employes, etc why not the newspaper men. Friday evening they were entertained with a theatre party at the Lyceum, af ter which a musical and vaudeville pro gram was carried out at the club room, which was followed by refreshments, and Saturday afternoon after adjourn ment they were given another theatre party at the Tootle's, and greatly enjoy ed Mrs. Osterman in "The Night of the Play." The meeting of 1003 was a decided success in every way, and the associa tion feels grateful to St Joseph, for its cordial and lavish care taken of the members, and are anxious for the 1909 meeting, which will be presided over by Frank Freytag, as president. The Assault On Heney. The attempt made on the life of Fran cis J. Hney, the prosecutor of San Francisco's political grafters, seems to have been inspired laigely by personal vindictiveness. The t.ssailar-t was an ex-onviet, who had covered up his ast sufficiently to be drawn and accept ed as a juror, but who was exposed iu time through Mr. Heuey's vigilance. The would-be murderer was undoubted ly a friend of the corrupt poiilie;an who are now on trial for plundering San Francisco. But it is not probable that he was the to -1 of the Ruef-Sehmitz ring or that his act uf vengeance was purt of a deliberate conspiracy. Politicians who grow rich t hp. ugh corruption in tJIico ae for the most part arrant cowards. They want to en joy the plunder for which they h:.ve sacrificed character and taken tne risk of a jail sentence. Tney are more dis posed to trust to the ingenuity of crim inal lawyers and the technical" i-s of the l.iw courts to escape punishment than to avenge thomsvlves by violent means on the agontp of public right eousness who have tracked and iu d.cted them. To ki:l a conspicuous champion of law and order is the worst possible way to discourage the prosecu tion of wrong doing. Such a deed arouses the conscience of a whole com munity and nvikes punishment of those in whose inierest the crime is comiuitteu more certain. We do not know that whether Mr. lieney lives -as every hon est citizn of the United States trusts will bo the case -or falls a victim to a dastardly crime, the ofiienders whom he has been prosecuting wili find it more difficult than ever to escape justice. The heroic work which he has done in freeing San Francisco from the group of plunderers will bear its fruit, and the example of devotion to duty which he has shown will encourage others to com plete the task now uncompleted. The whole country fervently hopes that he will recover and enjoy to the full the gratitude of a community which he has so faithfully labored to set again in the path of uprightness aud honor. Taft and Revision. It would appear that the next Presi dent is not going to wait for March 4 to begin the keeping ot his promises. He is busy, not only on the cabinet and the more intimate phases of the incoming administration, but he is sitting up nights on the taiiff. Both of the great parties are pledged to somo form of revision. That the task should be done by the tariff experts to be found in the Republican organiza tion has been admitted in a wide and widening circle. Judge Taft. used the point in his campaign, and with his party, promised a re-a'.'justuint of the schedules. Now that he is safely elected, he has not changed front. It is given out authoritatively thai the next Presi dent will fight for a reform that will show results. His warmest friends are hopeful, however, that the Judge will not allow his zeal to overcome necessary conservatism. Tariff tinker'n g careless ly conducted will do more harm than good in,eaker Cannon, in n speech at Chi cago, on Monday last, placed himself on record in favor of a revision of the tar iff in accordance with the promise of the Republican party pla' form, and de clared that so far as his vote was con cerned, he would see to it that the an nounced policy of revision would be written in the natioual laws as soon as possible. Get His Money. The St. Joseph News-Press says that turnkeys at the Buchanan county jail havo obtained confes-sions from S2veral pri-oners that 815G was stolen from the person of William Perkins, a train clim ber, in the corridor of the jai', as told in the News Press last Thursday, afier Per kins had been pronounced "guilty" and fined by a kangaroo court. The money, however, has not been recovered, and the men suspected remain in solitary confinement. : Perkins, an elderly man, is a farmer who lives near Craig, Mo. Last Wed nesday he was found in a box car in the Burlington yards, and was arrested. In Justice Lemmon's court he plended guil ty and was fined 81 and costs. His time expired today. Four negroes known as Payne. Miller, 'Chickenbreast" and Cody, and one white man named Fisher, are under sus picion, and since the robbery have been confioed in their cells, pavo about two hours of Thursday morning when they were on the chain gang, working on the Savannah road. It is thought that th-y may have found some means of "ditch ing" the money while at work. Dolph Kunkel imtde a flying trip up from Kansas City this week. lie came up Sunday night with his sister, Miss Julia, who spent Thanksgiving in Kansas City, and returned Monday noon. Underpaid Ministers. The action of thti Prote-tant Episcopal diocese of New York in fixing a mini mum salary for the clergy in that city has been compared to that of union la bor in adopting a scale. 1 1. deed. Dr. Parks in urging the course instituted a comparison between th" diocese and a union, and the incident is significant of the spirit of the tin.o in iidjustiug by joint or cooperative action relations which were formerly left to individual determination. That they were not left so with for tunate results is evident from Dr. Park's that they were 21 clergymen of the church there working for stipends vary ing from 8410 to 81,t S0 a Year. At these sal.nies li'e must be exceedingly diffi cult in Xew York city for persons of the training and education of ministers aud engaged in a calling vvth such public ohligatioi s as the ministry has. The minimum rate fixed by the dinces, 81, 200 for an unmarried clergyman and 8t, 5Q0 for a married one, merely placets these lowe.-t paid clergjinen on an equal ity with the better paid skilled labor, ami not quite, ituhed. on a parity with the best paid of such labor. The ministry, like teaching and somc of the other learned professions, has suf fered from an oversupply of those who enter it. So much so that although iu such professions a man give eight or ten years of his life to get' ing a more or less costly education he cannot be 6ure of being even as well paid as the man who has been to no expense, but has been earning steadily since early youth. Per haps the present tendency, to a decrease in the number of persons entering the ministry, together with such steps as that now taken by the New York dio ceso, which must check the ill-advised opening of missions without adequate funds for their maintenance, will re move from the church the reproach of having many underpaid ministers. Timothy Wins Again. About four years ago, T. P. Fitzmaur ice brought an action against John Fitz maurice, the C. B. & Q. Railroad and John Turney, to acquire a roadway from his farm above Forest City to the Forest City and Mound City bluff road. This action was brought by his attorney, G. W. Murphy, in the county court. Com missioners were appointed and they suc ceeded in making satisfactory settle ments with John Fitzmaurice and the railroad company. Turney objected and employed T. C. Dungan. II. T. Al kire aud John W. Stokes. His case wa heard by the couniy court, and they granted the roadway to Tim. Turney then appealed to the circuit court, and Fitzmaurice again won. Than Mr, Tur ney through his attorneys appealed to the supreme court, and after three jears of delay, the case was argued in the- su preme court last April by Messrs. Mur phy and Stokes. Then the court put it away somewhere "under advisement," we believe it is called, and kept it there until last, week, when this court affirmed the decision of the circuit court, and Timothy again wius. Without exception, we believe this has been one i-f the most hotly and stubbornly fought road cases ever brought in our county, and we guess Mr. Fitzmaurice feels really good over the decision. 2Jo Increase in Pay. We stated last week that the dis patches indicated that the constitution al amendment inert asing the nav of members of the General Assembly had been adopted, but later dispatches now state that thiB was a mistake. The dis covery was made in tho office of Secre tary of State, late Wednesday of last week, it did not carry. The first foot ing of the vjte mude informally showeJ the majority to be against it, but. the first official count showed that it carried by 20,000. It was beateu in reality by 29.0S7. The mistake in figuring that it had carried occurred in a curious way. One clerk was calling the figures aud ano'her operating the adding machine When the "yes" vote of Jackson couuty was reached the clerk called 00,199, when it should have bpen 10,199. This trifling difference of 50,000 of course put the amendment over tho plate. Checking up on the final count Wednesday last, the error was detected. Only two of the eight amendments carried, one of these being the one permitting counties to levy a tax of 25 cer.ts on the 8100 val uation for road purposes and the other is the iniatative and referendum President Morgan, of The Oregon Interurban railway, has returned from Chicago, St. Louis and oth-r points, where be had gone to make purchase of rolling stock for the company. He made his purchases from tho St. Louis Rail and Equii merit Company, of East St. Louis, and consisted of a 32 ton Manchester American locomotive, two flat and one box car. The ergino will be delivered in the course of 10 days and the latter will follow in a few weeks. , Death of J. A. Oren. Tho subject of this skotch. Jacob A. Orec, was bum in Randolph county, In diana, on the 2oth day of October, 1844. Just when he had reached the age of manhood. Ia05, ho removed from In diana and came to this part of Missouri, and lived on the old Oren farm, one mile east of New Point. On August 22nd, 1SGS, he was uni'ed in marriage with Miss Angetme Pol lock, a daughter of the late David Pol lock and wife the latter is still living at a good old r-ge. To this union were born two daughters. Rosa and Ida. In the spring of ISoii he and his oung bride set up house keeping on their farm thrre and one-half miles northwest of New Point, where they lived 'till '.he spring of lvSSl. when Mr. Oren went in to the mercantile business in New Point, and continued in the store 'till iyi'3, when he retired from business, but con tinued to live in New Poiut where he hnii erected a beautiful homo for his family and himself. After leaving the store he continued to look after his farm, stock and other interests with the same business enter prise that characterized him ;s a mer chant. Mr. Oren was a member of the Ancient Older of Odd Fellows and took a deep inierest iu his lodge and its work. While not a member of any church he was a regular attendant of the Presby terian church of New Point and a con tributor to its financial support. His complaint of some trouble in his head. leading to the loss of hearing in his left ear, seems to date from about the first of last October. But no special alnrm was felt, either by himself or his family, until the afternoon of the 20lh of November, when a serious turu for the worse was noticed, the disease hav ing shifted, or rather extended to the other side of his head. His intense sufferings came to an end. about 4 o'clock Sabbath morning, No vember 22nd, when he fell into a coma tose state and continued in that con dition 'till Monday afternoon, the 23rd of November, at 3 o'clock, when the end came and the struggle ceased, and the number of his days here on earth wero 04 years and 2 days. The dt-ceased is survived by his widow, Mrs J. A. Oren, two daughters, Mes dames J. C. Spahr and J. O. Miller, both of Skidmore, Mo., one brother, Levie Oren, who now lives in New Mexi co, and an adopted sister, Mrs. S. W. Proud, of Mound City. Mr. Oren will be greatly miseed, not only by his own family but by a large circle of acquaintances throughout tho country. He was a good citizen, a lover of order aud tho rigid enforcement of law. He viewed with deepest interest the move of temperance progress, and gave voice and vote for Local Option iu his county. The funeral was held at his late home in New Point, on Wednesday, Novem ber 25tb, 1908, at 11 a. m., and was con ducted Rev. T. D. Roberts, pastor of the New Point Presbyterian church. The obsequies were largely attended by the many relatives of the family and the large number of friends and acquain tances to pay their tiibute of respect to his memory, and to express their sym pathy with the family in their deep Eor row. At the conclusion of the services at the house the remains were taken to the New Point cemetery where they were laid to rest in a grave that wr.s greatly softened in its appearance by be ing lined throughout with wbito and decorated with evergreens. The rite of burial was under the auspicies of the Odd Fellows. The floral designs were many, beauti ful and expressive. R. UKSOr.UTIONS CJF KESPECT. Whereas Almighty God in his Wise Providence has called from our midst our dearly beloved brother, J. A. Oren, who died November 23, 190S. There fore be it Resolved: That inhiSdeath his family has lost a devoted husband and father; our lode a faithful and useful member: the community and county an upright and honorable citizen. Resolved: That weiwill ever remember the fidelity with which Brother Oren discharged his duty as un Odd Fellow. Resolved: That we extend our heart felt sympathy to the bereaft family and commend them to the care of their Creator. Resolved: - That a copy of these resolu tions be placed on file in our lodge and a copy be sent to the Holt Couuty Sen tinel and Mound City News and a copy be given tho family of oir deceased brother. 1 .1. o iiorn, K. Meyer, R. F. ICearnov Committee. Cards have been received to tho wedding of Mie Anna Boyd, of Forest City, and Clarence F. Webster, who lives east of town, which occurs at the Christian church in ForestCit-, Wednes day evening, Decomber 9, 1E03.