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MTH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1909. NUMBER 39. F BBRUARY SUN.lMON.lTUE.lWED. I TtlU.I FRI. I SAT. II I 2 I 3 1 4 1 5 I 6 7 8 9 10111 m 13 14I151Q 17118 19 SO Multum in Parvo. A violent earthquake shock was felt through Pierce and Knox counties in Nebraska on the 20th, at about 2:15 p. m. The noise resembled a powder explosion. Representative Ed. L. Hart, of Buchanan count, says he intends to introduce a bill providing that no bank shall hereafter be established in St. Joseph with a capital of less than $100,000. According to a late report from the national department of agriculture, the value of live stock on the farms in the United States is $195,000,000 greater at the present time than a 3ear ago. With the $25,000 allowance for travelling expenses cut off. the in crease of the President's salary to $100,000 would add only $25,000 to his available income. In future he will travel at his own expense, if the bill goes through. If the various bills to prohibit stock gambling and bucket-shop dealing shall be passed by the legislatures now considering them, the only thing a country speculator will be able to corner will be a dry goods box. President Roosevelt believes the present organization of the navy de partment is not such as to give the best results. For that reason he has named a committee, the announced duty of which will be to ''consider certain needs of the navy." Hon. John Kennish, will be one of the speakers at the Lincoln Club Banquet, in Kansas City, on the night of February 12th, Lincoln's birthday. The principal speaker, as announced, will be Col. L. II. Walters, of Kansas City, who was associated with Lin coln in law practice. Having passed the bill prohibiting the sale of liquor over the veto of Governor Patterson, the legislature has now passed another bill prohibit ing the manufacture of intoxicants in Tennessee. This will also be vetoed, probably, and become a law by the same process as the other. President Roosevelt has in his possession all of the information gathered bv Commissioner Herbert Knox Smith relative to the Merger of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company with the United States Steel Corpora -lion. Congress can't get them, as he cannot be subpoenaed. Cuba on Thursday last began her second experiment with self govern ment, under conditions that augur a successful voyage for the Cuban ship of state. Provisional Governor Ma goon turned the government of the island over to General .lose Miguel Go mez, Cuba's second president. Thursday last, January 2Sth. was Carnation Day. observed thoughout the country to the memory of the late and much beloved William Mclvinley The Carnation League of America in- augurated the custom of remember-in"- Mr. McKinley's birthday by wear ing a carnation, his favorite llower. Yes, Uncle Samuel is going to ask for jail sentences and tines for some high up members of the beef trust. The most startling disclosures in the Chicago investigation is the revela tion that the packers have been keep ing duplicate books These are known as the "virtuous set" for the courts and public: the other set used to keep track of their shady operations. A set of the latter has been captured by the agents of the interstate commerce commission, and its entries have been explained to the Chicago grand jury. The aggregate value of the surplus products of the 114 counties of Mis souri for the year 1907 as compiled and made public by the state labor bureau amounts to $313,(53,427 which is a gain over the year 191)0 of $21, 721 ,8-H. The total value of live stock amounted to $108,580,97(5, and of farm crops to $32,907,058. The farm-yard products amounted to $44.80(5.447 which again proves that the Missouri hen is an important factor in feeding the people of this great state. The Nebraska house of Representa tives, has passed the primary bill, which provides for the election of the candidate for United States senator who receives the highest number of votes at the primary election. The bill provides that the candidate for the legislature. must lile a statement that he will vote for the candidate for senator who receives the highest num ber of votes at the general election, or there shall be printed after his name on the ballot this statement: "Refuse to vote for the people's choice for United States senator." A Surprise Party. On Wednesday evening the mem bers of the Presbyterian church to gether with the friends and neighbors of the pastor, met at the parsonage and gave a most pleasant surprise to Brother and Mrs. Walton. While the latter were calling on one of their neighbors, they were asked to return home as a "couple was waiting to be married.' Great was their surprise to find their home tilled with many couples and themselves as guests in their own home. About 10 o'clock all were served with the most delicious refreshments furnished by the good wives of the members. Music added to the happi ness of the occasion. The selections bv the orchestra and by others, both instrumental and vocal, were greatly enjoved by all. About 95 were present and at a late hour departed wishing the pastor and his family many other happy surprises during his life. - J. W. Kreider, of Lawrence. Kan sas, was here Wenesday night, visit ing with R. C Benton and family, and calling on his old friends in this vicinity. He sold out his lumber in terests at the above place last Xo vember. and bought a farm near Em poria, for which he paid $123 per acre. THE MYSTIC LINKS. Rushville's Invincible Degree Corps Dramatically Tells the Story of Jonathan and David. Thursday evening of last week, January 2Sth, will ever be a pleasant recollection to the Odd Fellows of Holt county, who were fortunate enough to be present at the meeting of the order at Forest City on that evening. The occasion was the visit of the degree corps of Rushville lodge, being the guest of Forest City and Oregon lodges jointly. The coming was well known to the fraternity through out the county, and not withstanding the inclemency of the weather, the large, spacious lodge room of Forest City lodge was taxed to its utmost to accommodate those who had come from all the local lodges, and the 40 members of Rushville degree corps. The visit of Rushville corps, proved an inspiration to the Odd Fellows of the county, for we believe every lodge of Holt county was represented at this meeting. The exemplification of the degree of Friendship was beauti fully and dramatically presented by this dt-gree corps, and we doubt if it has a superiour or better disciplined degree corps in our entire state. The story of Jonathan and David, as handed down to us in Holy Writ was so impressively told and acted, as to make a lasting impression upon the 20 candidates and the fully 300 older members of the order that were pres ent. How strong the loves of that book. Ruth and Naomi: Isaac and Rebecca: David and Jonathan, whose stories, as nuggets of gold, gleam out in the hard quartz of the mine, so do they shine out in the midst of the story of lire, flood and war and pesti lence. God's judgments on Israel. The grandest models of friendship in play or bcok. are not original, they are de rived from the Book of Books. Oh, that every one of the 1500 Odd Fellows of Holt count v could only have wit nessed this surnerlatively grand pre sentation of This first degree by Dr. Gardner's splendid band of Odd Fel lowswe feel that they would have been made better Odd Fellows .iienc'e better citizens. Rushville degree corps is composed of the following: Dr. E. L. Gardner, captain. Scott Johnson, musician. Win. Bemtin. X. G. Wm. Bunch. V. G. Samuel Smith. R. S. X. G. Win. Stigers. L. S. X. G. Geo. Duty, R. S. V. G. Joseph Peck, L. S. V. G. J. E. Wells, C. W. Aells, Robt. Lutz. Emmet Wells, Robt. Wells. Wm. Vialett, J as. Vialett. P. I'itson. Wm. Crosstield, J no. Crossfield, Jess Crossfield, A. J. While, Wm. Wilson, Ed. Elliott. E. F. Wells, L. W. Allison. S. P. Hudson, ' T. J. Wilson. Thos. Broeken, .las. Gabbert. Win. Baker. II. C. .Soever. Scott M. Johnson, M. Frakes. 1). Conard. E. Conard, T. II. Allison. F. Conard. . Ed. Jones, W. F. Eh ret, P. T. Pitson. W. Smith, X. X. McElfresh. After the conferring of the degree. the degree corps followed by members of the order were escorted to the opera house, where, upon the stage was seated, Oregon's splendid orches tra, and to a delightful march, the members were escorted to tables, and seated, and a most bountiful and well prepared midnight luncheon was serv ed. There was no lonesome feeling: the music so enchanting, and the feeling so brotherly, that every one ate heartily and seemed happier than ever before on such an occasion. The details as arranged by Forest City and Oregon lodges were perfect in every particular, and carried out to the minutest arrangement. Such meetings are a blessing to the community where ever held and Ore gon and Forest City lodges feel truly grateful to Capt. Gardner and his in vincible team for its coming. The Cradle. Born to W. L. Hurst and wife, of Clay township, January 24, a daugh ter. To Marion Archer and wife. Clay township. January 2(5th. a daughter. To Fred Ashworth and wife. Ben ton township. January 9th. a girl. To R. E. Schultz and wife, of Corn ing. January 20. a son. To R. H. Huck and wife, of Cnion township. January 22. a son. Grant Howell and daughter. Miss Dorothy, arrived Wednesday evening from Topeka. Kas.. called by the ser ious illness of his mother, Mrs. Addie Howell. The Genuine Article. Oregon has now feltand experienced a blizzard that is the real thing. Many liherties, by the way, have been taken with this word "blizzard" as many as those gentle folk from Xew Eng land take who speak of any distur bance of the atmosphere, however harmless, as a "temptest." But the storm that set inThursday night last, January 28th, and was in full fury when the town awoke Fri day morning, would not have been sniffed at in Medieine Hat, or in Con cordia, Kas. It was, it is believed, as bad a bit. of weather as has ever been seen or felt here bv the oldest settler on the town site. It really brought home to the people a realizingsense" of their general protection from mete orological violence. It is always up to our people to re member that they are singularly free from those outbreaks of nature which, in many other localities, cause fre quent discomfort, if not danger. Here in Oregon we can "bank" to any ex tent on the "average" of our climate, and when we experience excesses of heat and cold, or a blizzard such as came to town Thursday last, we come a great way from "living up to our privileges" if we don't feel thankful that our discomfiture is but tempor ary and short-lived. In this old town we enjoy such a miglity good layout in the way of climate for so much of the time that the only thing that causes us to take any account of it is an interruption of our blessings. The storm Thursday had its incep tion in a slight but general rain in the afternoon, that measured but .34 of an inch, with the temperature at 59 degrees. Later in the day it began to grow colder, and soon after night fall the rain had turned to sleet, fol lowed by snow. Early in the night the wind rose and by midnight it gained a velocity of 50 miles an hour. Houses creaked and shook as in a tornado, and many timid ones spent a sleepless night, for the wind's veloc ity was not slackened until long to wards morning. While- the temperature did not go much below the freezing point during the night the change from the spring like morning was distinctly felt for within 12 hours the thermometer fell from 59 to 14 degrees a drop of 45 degrees. There were only flurries of snow and only reached a depth of two inches. The storm was general throughout the states of Kansas, Xebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma. Illinois, and the more northern states. Telegraph and telephone companies suffered greatly, and the railroads experienced much difficulty in making their schedules. The Villisca trains on Friday were abandoned, owing to the heavy drifts in the Whig Valley cut, between Maitland and Mound City. Never did a norther come with less warning from the official weather bureau. The thermometer kept on going down, until it reached 5 below zero Saturday morning. This makes the record on the (5th, 13 below : 7lh. 7 below: 10th. 2 below: 11th. 3 below: 12th. 8 below: 30th, 5 below: 31st. 3 below. Lincoln's 100th Anniversary. TO ALL COMRADES OF MEYER l'OST G. A. R. In obedience to recommendation of the Xational Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, mem bers of this Post and visiting com rades will assemble at headquarters, on Friday evening, February 12th. 1909, at 7 o'clock for the purpose of observance of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Comrades as far as possible will ap pear in full uniform, and proceed in body to the Presbyterian church, where the following program will be observed: "Xearer My God to Thee." Invocation. Rev. Taylor. America," audience led by choir. Song. Big 4 Quartette. ;Life and Character of Lincoln," Rev. James Walton. Star Spangled Banner," audience led by choir. Gettysburg Address. I). P. .Dobyns. Remarks. Commander Hardman. Benediction, Elder B. II. Dawson. A cordial invitation is extended to all citizens and visiting comrades. W. H. IlARDMAX. Commander. Their Golden Wedding. The many friends of Rev. C. W. Thorp and wife, send their sincere congratulations on their celebrating their golden wedding at their home in Maryville, on January 27th. Rev. Thorp was born in this county in Xo vember, 1840. His father was Owen Thorp, a member of the Thorp family who came from Clay county to Holt in 39-40. It was at his Uncle Wil liam's that the first county court held its first session, and his Uncle Green B. Thorpe was Holt's first assessor. His Uncle- William built the original mill on Mill Creek, which afterward passed to R. II. Russel, then to Wm. Hobson, and then to Deffenbaugh. His father left here in 1840, for Texas, and died on his way. His grandfather McGee, was with him, and he also died, both in Xewton county, Missouri, in 1848. His sister Emily married Burris Smith and Ma lisa married C. Crowley, a brother of James Crowley, one of Holt county's first county court judges. In the late 40's they left for the state of Oregon, the latter and her husband dying en route. Following the death of his father, the family returned to Clay county, where his mother died, and Rev. Thorp grew to manhood with his un cle Chas. McGee, of Clay county. His wife was the daughter or James Pennington, Xodaway county's first sheriff, who was the father of 11 chil dren, all of whom are still living. Rev. Thorp began his ministry in 1873, as a member of the Western Conference of the M. E. church south. In 1S99, owing to failing health, he asked and obtained a superannuated relation. In 1903 he took charge of the Forest City circuit, and after two years ser vice retired, and he and wife are now resting waiting, only waiting. May their davs vet be many. His Forty Second Wile Post. There is one day in each and every year, that John J. Lukens, does not forget, and that day is January 30th. It was on that day in 1807, that he materialized in the llesh and blood, to the delight, and happiness of Papa and Mamma Lukens. The occasion this year was made especially pleasant. Mr. Lnkens is the Rural Mail carrier on Route lout of Oregon, and he concluded to have all his brother carriers of Oregon to celebrate this birthday with him. He invited them to take supper with him, and in order to be sure of a quiet and peaceful time, he invited Sheriff Mc Xulty to be there also. The carriers in company of the sheriff and a Sentinel reporter made their appearance on time and as they entered a beautiful song was rendered by members of the J. U. G. club, who were there to add to the pleasure of the evening, Mr. Lukens eldest daugh ter being a member of this lively, sprightly club of young misses. An elegant supper was served, the place cards representing a rural mail box. The most striking feature of this supper was, that it was prepared by Mr. Luken's little daughters, and it was all that the most critical epi curian could wish for. The table ar rangement, decorations, etc., were in most excellent taste and free from 'overdoing." Mr.. Luken's daughters werecharm- ilv assisted bv the members of the J. U. G. club, who with music both vocal and instrumental, and sparkling con versation, and ease and grace of man ner throughout the evening, made the time pass swiftly, and guests left reluctantly, but wished their genial host might live to enjoy this good old world, a second 42d birthday. Gmelich Unammiously Elected. Jacob F. Gmelich, the Republican nominee was, on Monday of this w eek unanimously chosen lieutenant gover nor bv the ioint assembly. His elec tion followed the reading of the re Dort of the bi-nartisan committee. which reported favorably to Gmelich "Owing to contentious in rulings in the Missouri supreme court and those of other states, as to what constitutes an illegal ballot," the report stated iSonlv the actual findings are reported. u-Jiifh ir't Omplicli a maioritv of 1(57 votes." Snwiknr Sneer had hardly finished reading the result of the ballot when the legislators began to cheer and the noise continued for several minutes. March 20. 1883. came on Sunday, and with it came perhaps the most severe blizzard ever recorded here: the w ind was measured at 00 miles, and the snow was "drift ed nine rail high." and visiting with neighbors was aban doned for several days. The Satur day previous the thermometer regis tered 72 degrees, and the following day the lowest was H) above zero, a drop of (52 degrees in 21 hours. Odd Fellows' Excursion. When the Odd Fellows went to Forest City, Thursday night of last week, Jan.28"09,they tried a new way. The Oregon Interurban is not quite ready for making regular schedule,but the train was secured for that night. Souvenir tickets had been printed and the sale was not limited to Odd Fellows, so when "Conductor" Dan M. Martin had punched them all, he found that he carried 54 passen gers. The unsold tickets were de stroyed so only those actually used that nisrht are in existence. In spite of the threatening aspect of the weather, a large per cent of our populace was down to see the train start, and cheered heartily when she left. Because the track has not been entirely surfaced, the full speed was not put on, but the trip only took 17 minutes down and about che same returning. The train ran very nicely, and when the surfacing and leveling are completed, this four and a half miles of road will be the equal of any road anywhere. Death of Albert Hardman. The sad news reaches us of the death of Albert, a former highly re spected citizen, of Hickory township, which occurred at Cour D'Alene, Idaho, Sunday last, January 31st, from typhoid fever. In the fall of 1907, Mr. Hardman and family left our county, and removed to Coeur D'Alene, where he established his home, in the hopes of benefiting his health never being a very rugged man. About three weeks ago he was taken sick, and typhoid fever develop ed when he was taken to the hospital at Coeur D'Alene, receiving the best of medical attention. But his days had been numbered, and he crossed the Dark River, as above stated. The body w ill be brought here for "inter ment, and will likely reach here about today, Friday, 5th inst. At this time we are unable to state when the fun eral will occur, but will be from Xew Point. We hope for obituary notice- next week. It Troubled Him So. April 25. 1S74, Fountain Ash worth bought SO acres of land in Sec. tion 25, (52. 38, and Wm. T. Gilliam deeded him one 40 and Thomas Holmes the other. A short time ago, Mr. Ashworth sold this land and it was necessary in order to deed it away, to have his old.deeds on record and R. C. Benton of this city brought them down from Maitland and filed them with Recorder Speer. In all this time Mr. Ashworth never bor rowed a dollar on this land, and he also states that he never borrowed but $10.00 in his life and that was from the late Benjamin Gordon, and he said it troubled him so that he could not sleep of nights, and meet ing Mr. Gordon in about a week after the loan was made, sold him a calf and squared off the debt. The young er generation however, take things more philosophically and let the oth er fellow walk the floor. Bridges Being Built. The complaint that has been going on for some time about the lack of bridges, is to be answered to some ex tent by the building of eight new steel bridges, five of which will be in Clay township. Frank Coyle and John Colwell have been for some time hauling the ma terial from the depot here to the points where the bridges are to be constructed, and it is now all deliver ed. One of the bridges will be located in Liberty township, -west of Mait land, and two in Benton, over towards Mound City, the rest, as stated, being in Clay. The Omaha Bridge Co. has the con tract, and will begin work at once. These bridges will prove a great con venience to those who use the roads. Maitland Herald. Chautauqua News. The committee has got the matter to the point where it is certain that there will be the best of music every day. Some kind of a moving picture show will be given at night, the last of the week, July 24th to August 1st, inculsive. Spillman Riggs is heartily pleased w ith the program as far as it is made up. He wrote us from Chi cago, last Thursday. Edmund Vance Cooke, the Indiana Poet, wrote "The Choice" in which iare these lines. Puddle are oceans in.miniat tires. Or merely puddles, the choice is yours." His entertainment will be good for the LI VER. He will he here on Fri dav. July 30th. John Terhune was in town Wednesday.