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OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 19, 1909. NUMBER 41. H( I 1 la 13 141 51 6 1 Mk 7 8 91Q 11 fCTlgl 1415 16 17 18 19 20 1 21 1H 23 24 25 26 27 I PROBATE COURT MATTERS. Judge Murphy Disposes of Probate Business. Much Judge Murphy's court was a busy place last week, and between his court, and circuit court, the attorney were going some in the language of one of the attorneys, they Vere going "a pace that kills." The docket was "sat" and only the best of reasons ob tained a continuance. The court made an order for the sale of lands in Platte and Buchanan counties, belonging to the D. D. Per kins estate. It was found that Ed. Kewen had some interest in the lands owned by the Wylie heirs, and the AVylie heirs made purchase of his interest for $400. Charles Painter filed a certified copy of record from the district court of Pattawattamie county, Iowa, of his appointment as guardian of Lester Painter, but as M. I). Walker had been previously appointed, and as the imnur ueu in un couny . auu ms ; ifiuticiuj iiu iaii.ia aiu uciu, i the court refused to recognize the J owa appointment. M. B. 1 nomas was appointed guar- man ux muirni x. j. nomas, aim ins uonu as nxea aL wnicn was given and his appointment confirmed. Mr. Thomas was also appointed guar- riinn nf.Tonlitliu.li rlnvlirnrlr o minor . and his bond was fixed at $1,000. ; George Penny made his first an- nuai settlement in tne unaries wyne estate. It showed a balance in his hands of $1,129.13. The court allowed Harriet i Anno, ( wmuw ui iTiuiAiii Auiiu uci -muw un-;. der the law, and $325 as her year's al-' lowance. j An order of distribution of $400 ! each was made to the distributees in'' uie esLate ui joiin u. roes, 10-wii: John G., Henry, Joseph, William, i Lucy, Wilhelmina Fries and Julia j Porter. j The first annual settlement in the Wm. Anno estate was filed, showing ; all personal property administered ex cepting $9.53, and a petition was filed asking for the sale of the real estate. Harriet Anno, was appointed guar-. dian and curator of Trevor, Alice and Forest Anno, all minors. ! The final settlement tn the John ; M. Burger estate, showed the estate to have been fully administered. On filing the sixth annual settle ment in the Fred C. Burger estate, a balance of $1,777.49 was shown to be due the estate. The lirst annual settlement in the Lewis C. Morrow estate, showed a balance of $1,010.78. The settlement showed a balance of $125.50 to be due the minor Porter. Harold 1 xnesum oi ou was ordered ap- ( propriated for the support andeduea- tion of Bertie Hoover. The 7th annual settlement in the Zina Bragg estate, showed a bal ance of $2,310. The sum of $S00 was appropriated for support and educa- tion. The hrst annual settlement in the Mary Dreher estate showed a balance of $2,070. The administrator in charge of the James Wilson estate was ordered to rent real estate, to enable payment of deceased's debts. upon petition m. ij. walker was ordered to make sale of real estate be longing to Lester Painter: Charles Painter was ordered to sell lands be longing to Elmer Painter. M. I). Walker made final settlement in the Abraham Fletcher estate, showing a balance due the adminis I trator of $48.87. He also made his j final settlement in the Ann Martin I estate, showing a balance in his hands of $227.01. His final settlement in the ! Albert Hare estate showed the estate fully administered with no cash bal- ance on iJau( In order to meet some obligations of the Allen Bloomer estate, the ad ministrator in charge was ordered to rent the real estate. The hrst annual settlement in the Lossen Sipes estate, showed a balance of $8 G0 as due the executon The court ordered a note for $150 held bv the administrator of the estate of J. . I. Herman, deceased, to oe turned over to George Herman. the niakei. as tie san,e is not pr0per- lv charreable to him. The first an- nual settlement in this estate showed a balance of $1,588.01 due the estate. ... ... un nnal settlement. ii.94 was found t0 be dlle the heirs of Jacob Limpp, deceased, which ordered dis- tributed equallv to Albert Limpp and Caroline Pinkston. The final settlement in the Amanda Adams estate, showed a halnnep rf $2Q.m. but further action tinued for want of notice, The folIowing demands 0ved: Favor of Estate of was con- were al- Amount. T. W. Burke.. . . Jas. E. Wil son .i C.N. Willis.... Nancy Chris- 77 50 3 05 23 30 1.253 97 ! man ! A. R. Brown John Shields Emma Riffe Joseph Wise. Bank of Mound City Jas. II. Ball.. E). Lower Jas. H. Ball.. 15 95 19 89 Senior Reception. Our High school seniors were the i generous host at a reception tendered by them to tlie juniors and the High school faculty at the home of Miss Grace Pierce, a senior. The class, aided by Mr. and Mrs. X. L. Pierce. , showed the juniors such a good time, that the faculty were compelled to omit "order please" from their eve ' ning vocabulary. These"little affairs" . in our High school customs assume such proportions on the minds of our students, that no matter where thev may roam, they are ever readv to COme back home occasional lv and talk over these very delightful inci dents of their school day times. The evening passed rapidly with games, music and a most course luncheon. palatable two- IX MEMORY OF LINCOLN. Centennial of Martyr President' Birth Appropriately Celebrated by Our Citizens. Beautiful and sincere was the hom age paid in your little city Friday evening last, February 12th, to the memory of Abraham Lincoln. Exer cises were held at the Presbyterian church under the auspices of Meyer Post, G. A. R., and the church was well filled with our citizens whose patriotism and love for the honored dead called them out, notwithstand ing the unfavorable weather condit ions. The church auditorum and pulpit were most tastefully decorated not over done: but enough to add rich ness and appropriateness. Could the large 23x34 portrait of the martyred president, which was grace-fully hung and decorated from the center of the chancel, have suddenly taken life, the grief-worn brow would have illumed with happiness and a new joy would have raised the drooping lips to hear his name revered. Meyer Post some 30 strong, entered the church in a body, each of the bat tie-scarred old veterans wore a mina- ture flag upon the left of his coat Commander Hardman presided, and announced the program which con sisted of musical numbers, "Nearer My God to Thee," "America," "My Old Kentucky Home." and the "Star Spangled Banner." The invocation was offered by Rev. B. II. Dawson, a Kentuckian, and Robert Montgomery read Lincoln's Gerrysburg address. The principal address was delivered 'by Rev. James Walton, of the I res nytenan cnurcn oi tins citv, ana as Mr. Walton was raised in that por tion of Kentucky where Mr. Lincoln was born, especial interest was creat ed in his selection for the address, and he at once commanded the atten tion of the audience and soon won their sympathy. His address was devoted to the life and character of Mr. Lincoln, and was interesting in the highest degree, and we regret that lack of space will not permit us to publish it in full But we wiJl endeavor to present the following summary: First, let me say for the voung, that Lincoln came to high estate not by accident, but bv hard work. His education came not from the classic hall of the university, but from toil with ax and plow: in field and forest: in the arena of human affairs, and by the fireside at night. He often met discouragement. He schooled himself to meet jeers, while others mocked. He toiled on to the goal. Ybraham Lincoln was thrust in the midst of the American wilderness and climbed to the highest position president, emancipator and savior of his country by his own personal ef forts. You may write after the name of Lincoln. "Not a genius, but a worker." Second: Another characteristic of Lincoln was absolute honesty and truthfulness. The title of '-Honest Abe" lovingly given him by his friends was not misplaced. In his private life: in his career as a lawyer: in his political campaigns: and as the exe cutive of a nation, all his words and acts bore the stamp of truth and hon esty'. This gives lie to the oft re peated slander that no honest man can be successful in business, law or politics. For 25 years Lincoln was an honest private citizen: for 23 vears an honest lawyer: to the day of his death an honest public servant. Third: I must also speak of his unselfishness. He sunk himself that he might help others. He gave Doug las the senatorship from Illinois, that he might save the party for a higher victory. He knew that Seward. Chase and Stanton were planning his over throw, yet he held them in office, be cause they could best do the work needed. Only the unselfish can be truly great and noble. Fourth: Amid adversity Lincoln was unfailingly cheerful and hopeful. Conscious that his cause was just with God. no matter how big with fury the cloud ready to burst over his head he always saw a bow of promise. Many anecdotes are told to illus trate his cbeerfulness. Perhaps the best of these comes from his attack of smallpox. At the same time he was besieged by office seekers. He said to lis secretary. -Tell them all to come now. i nave something I can give them." A grumbler came to him complain ing tnat urant ciranK, -jio you know the brand of whiskev " said he. "be cause if you do. I will order a barrel sent to each of my generals, if it will make them fight like Grant." Fifth: No trait of his character was more striking than his tender ness. His heart was as tender as a woman's. He couldn't resist the plea for mercy. Many a poor soldier boy owes his life to Lincoln's tenderness. ihe mother's, wife's or sister's tears always moved him. The great heart of the suffering, bleeding nation lay on his heart. Nothing can exceed the tender pathos of his Gettysburg address, or his letter to a poor mother who had lost five sons in the conflict. Nothing can exceed his generosity to a fallen foe. When multitudes were clamoring for vengeance on the crushed south, Lincoln said, "I will not have it, nor another drop of blood sliall we shed. We will now bind un the nation's wounds." In his death no part of the nation felt the loss more keenly than the south, lately in arms against him. Sixth: At no time did Lincoln ever forget that he was one of the people. In the white house he was the same genial friend he had been in the wil derness of the west. Washington was an aristocrat, but Lincoln was the plain man of the people. Perhaps the greatest accomplish ment of Lincoln is involved in all the others. The rise of a poor bov in the wilderness to the highest honors of this and every nation. In everv na tion Lincoln's name stands high on ine scron oi nonor, Kings ana princes do him obeisance. For two things Americans will ever enshrine the name of Lincoln. He saved the union. No star is missinu from that bright constellation. From Main to the gulf waves the one flaj over a "union, one and indestruct lble." The great rough hand of the back-woodsman struck the manacles from four million slaves, and Ameri can was free indeed, as it was in name. Slavery had hung over the Colonies and the Nation for 200 vears like a dark pall. Its history was written in blood and tears. Abraham Lincoln touched the vile thing and it vanish ed like a dream in the nityht. Wash ington laid the foundations of civil liberty: Abraham Lincoln spoke the final word and placed the crowning stone on liberty's temple. He guided the ship of state safelv through the troubled waters of civil war with a soul unsullied and a char acter unimpeached. In dying a mar tyr's death, he has painted his own name on tne American oow oi prom ise in letters of unfading gold and undying glory. He is dead but lives in the hearts of his countrymen. He sleeps not in Westminster abbey, amid kings and princes and warriors of old, but his dust awaits the call of God in his own beloved Springlield. As the catafamue that bore his bodv to its last resting place, slowly rolled out of Washintgon, through Baltimore and New York, on over the Alleghenies, to the boundless west, a nation with bared, bowed heads and amid their sobs, with their tears baptized Vmerica afresh as the ''land of Lin coln and libertv." Commander Hardman closed with an informal address, paying eloquent tribute to the life and work of Lin coln. The bullet that took his life wounded the hearts of the south land. He loved all mankind. If the over coming of obstacles results in srreal- ness, has there ever been a ruler in the history of mankind in all these thousands of years who takes his place beside Lincoln? The exercises were closed by the benediction bv Rev. Walton. Our Schools Honor Lincoln. On Friday last, February 12th. the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, was appropriately celebrated at our public schools, each room holding ex ercises suitable to the occasion. The pupils of room 5 had a contest writing about our two greatest. presidents, Washington and Lincoln. Harry Petree was awarded the prize for the best work. The High school literary society had some exercises m commemoration of our sympathetic and noted Lincoln. Judge G. W. Murphy gave a brief, but interesting talk of the early life and struggles of our first martyred president, and the exercises were closed with some most excellent and fitting remarks by Rev. James Wal ton, of the Presbyterian church, on le character and worth of the man ho by dint of hard work rose from le very humblest station to the first place in this great nation. The rooms were decorated with that reat flag of them all "Old Glory." and with pictures of him who gave lis life to preserve that flag unsullied md unstained. Many visitors enjoyed the programs in the various rooms, which was a rreat pleasure to the facultv. who are inxious indeed to have the parents hud patrons to visit the schools, and thus encourage both teacher and pu pils. Their coming is always a source of pride and encouragement. OUR STATE SOLONS. State Legislators About Ready Begin the Active Labors of the Session. to Trie forty-fifth general assembly has about settled down to the serious laborious work of the session. The committees are now organized, and have begun holding hearings on the bills now pending. Chief interest cen ters in three classes of legislation bills referring to dramshops: referring to home rule tor the large cities: bills to increase the state revenue. Al though members have introduced many measures aimed at the rail roads, it is dor.btlul if there will be any important legislation along that line. The general assemblies in 1905 and 1907 did about all that could be done to the railroads, and the possi unities in the way of anti-railroad legislation are limited. It would be difficult to foretell what the general assembly will do in the way of anti-saloon legislation. The saloon keepers and the brewers have persisted in meddling with politics until many persons who are op posed to prohibition are inclined to teach the liquor dealers a lesson. On the other hand, the legislature, as a whole, seems to be rather "liberal If there is any radical legislation against the saloons and breweries it will be because of the feeling that the liquor element has been too bold and flagrant in its interference in politics. Representative Ward, of this coun ty, we are pained to learn is alarm ingly ill at the hospital in Jefferson City, from a severe attack of the grippe. He has been made a member of the Ways and Means: Rail roads and I nternal Improvements, Swamp Lands and Justice of the Peace committees Some of the bills introduced thus far. are: Representative Leckliter has intro duced a bill whch provides that no license shall be issued to any person for saloon purposes to be conducted in any building or room owned, leased or controlled by a brewery, distiller or wholesale liquor dealer: nor shall license be issued to any person to con duct, a saloon in any building or room furnished or equipped, in whole or in part, by any wholesale liquor dealer. brewer or distiller. Representative Muir, of Lewis, in troduced a bill which authorizes coun ty courts to pay $3 a week for the maintenance of county patients at state insane asvlums. The statute now fixes $2.50 per week as the amount to be paid for each county patient. Senator Krone introduced a bill which provides that suicide shall be a defense against the payment of acci dent insurance policies. One of the most important bills ap pearing in the house was from Repre sentative Jerome T. Muir. Lewis county, iroposinr to cut off from the benefits of the state apportionment fund those counties which do not make a levy of at least 40 cents per $100 for school purposes. Senator Avilson s bill should it be come a law provides that anv de ear who sells a deadly weapon to a minor without the consent of his parent or guardian shall be subject, upon con viction, to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000. with an ad ditional jail sentence for aggravated cases, the same fine applies to car rying or threatening persons with a deadly weapon. Senator Dowell has introduced his bill to require all wholesalers or manu facturers of spirituous or malt liquors, whether domestic or foreign, to pay a state license of $250 annually and an ad valorem tax on their total sales or output. By Coakley, of Jackson Requiring rival telephone companies to inter change service on payment of reason able charges by subscribers. By Griffith, of Rates: Lyles, of Shan non: .Miller, ol isaline. and others- Numerous bills providing for the guaranty of bank deposits. By Vitt, of Franklin- Rebating one-fourth of their road tax to all farmers who drive wagons with four- inch tires on public roads. By Branch, of Lafayette- Requiring all hotels of 10 or more rooms to pro vide "upper" sheets nine feet in length. By Ford, of Grundy Requiring county supervision schools in all coun ties. By Moore, of Barton - Providing for a tax of 2 per cent on all incomes in excess of $5.00i a year, exclusive of pensions and official salaries. By Grtlith. of Bates Making it a misdemeanor, punishable by tine or imprisonment, to drink intoxicants on any street car or passenger train. About 10 bills like this were offered. By Cross, of Clinton Requiring all railroads doing business in Missouri to incorporate under the laws of Mis souri. Constitutional amendment for state tax of 5 cents on the $100 to furnish textbooks free to all pupils in gram mar schools of Missouri. Among the bill's passed by the house of general interest is the one requiring all druggists who sell liquors to pay an annual license of $100, one half to go to the state revenue fund and the other to the county revenue fund. Having seen the Kansas prison twine factory, the Missouri legisla ture proposes to go one better. Repre sentative J. J. Duncan. Lincoln coun ty, has a bill in for $40,000 to estab lish a bridge factory in the state peni tentiary, the bridges to be sold to Missouri county courts only. Two bills were introduced calling for the appropriation of $500,000 for state roads. There are five varieties of bills for a way to choose United States senators, one of them propos ing to make the senatorial date the same as the day on which the state tickets are named. All sorts and conditions of dram shop bills were introduced, one pro posing to refuse to issue or to renew licenses to officeholders, to members of political committees or to those em ployed by or employing officeholders or political" committeemen. Another would close saloons employing a man who might have been convicted at any time of any offense whatever. Senator Wallace Greene, of Kansas City, introduced a bill which would require a physical examination of all candidates for marriage. The exami nation would be in relation to con sumption or hereditary ailment. Pub-' Iication of the intentions of persons about to marry, at least three times in some newspaper before the mar riage can be solemnized is called for in one of the bills introduced. The object is to prevent clandestine mar riages, and to afford an opportunity for outsiders to interfere, if there is occasion. The bill introduced by Representa tive Moore, of Ripley county, located in Soufiieast Missouri, provides that any man caught iaa "dry" town with liquor in his grip, his suitcase, his in side coat pocket or in his hip pocket, or any man caught with liquor on his breath, must tell where he got it. If he doesn't tell where he got it he may be fined all the way from $5 to $50, and if is willing to tell where he got it he will be subjected to a pinch, anyhow, in all probability. Come Back Home Again. Back ii 1855. Rev. C. McCain, a Presbyterian minister taught school here in a room 15x18 feet, on the west ide of the old Zook property stood on the south side of thepublicsquare. He was licensed to preach a few weeks after he began to teach his private school, and his second sermon was de livered in the old Presbyterian church here, and was on the invitation of Rev- William Fulton, then the stated sup ply of the church here. Six years fol lowing this. Rev. McCain was the regular supply of the church here and Forest City. His second term of school was taught in the. Lewis Jones place, the old former Stephen Blanch- ard home: it began in April, 1856, for four months. The third term was taught at the old Felix Froelich placev now occupied by Dr. T. A. Long. Among the school boys and girls of those days were the following, and we ask them to come back home and meet their old former chums; talk over their old tricks, and have a glor ious time once more, by again livinp over the days of long ago. 3Ieet here at the Home Coming Dav, Tuesday, ulv 27th. 1!)0: Virginia Edwards-Noland. Susan Dozier-Hawk, Rebecca and Mary Newton, Julia Gibson-Bohart, Phoebe Cotton-Norman, Ora Pinkston-Ware, Alice Jones-Stockstill, Sarah Hart-Ashworth, Martha Jones-Moore. John Mullins. Wm. Mullins, Zach Dozier, John Hart. Mel vina Utt. Robt. Martin. Joseph Hoblit.ell, Martha Guthrie, Ann Embree. Sam. Bowron John Ctt. Jr as. A. Guthrie lbt. Zimmerman eter Comer. Marv Crow. riscilla Whitmrr. ane Lotmy Sarah C. Crow, Win. Jones, Stewart Keeves, Elvira Burkhalter, Mary Voung, Delia Mclntyre, Ada Ruff tier, Harriet Keeton, .Wm. Pickett. lenrv L. Acton has. Bowman x. VanBuskirk lvira Offitt ola McCrarv ed. Hum. bin Raton Luther Pullen. Mrs. I). W. Porter, of Mound City, who has been very ill, is repor ted to be some better.