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OREGON COME HOME JULY 27, 1909. Chautauqua, July 24, August 1st, 44TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1909. NUMBER 50. HXtNs v & .. I III Vv WCVC if A 1 1 x o ) i i i i: v. ygsyagygaa ygjsggr"aFggygT"g'y SUN. IMON. TUE. WTO. THU. FHI. 8AT. 4r 5 ITTir 9 10 ' 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 April in Local History. 13, 1881 The thermometer registered 14 above zero a very cold April. 15, 1881 Ice 24 inches thick floated down the Missouri river. 17, 184G The town plat of Dallas was filed. 17, 1806 Elder G. W. Huntley organ ized the Forest City Baptist church. 17', 1872 The Democrat at Craig sus pended: its first issue was February 10, 1872. 18, 1877 Mrs. Elizabeth Alkire was killed by a bolt of lightning. 17, 1889 Wm. Cobb was arrested for robbing the J. M. Kenyon store at Maitland; he was given two years. 17, 1809 G. W. Frederick's residence at Maitland was robbed. 17, 1890 During week of 17 to 24th, high waters flooded bottoms from Forbes to Corning. 17, 1900 Heavy wind storm did much damage in northern Holt. 28,1841 John A. Benson and Miss Kinzev were married: the first wedding in the county. 18, 1808 The Radical Republican par- ty of the county held their first county convention. 18, 1871 The Waegel store at Rich ville was robbed of $f0 in cash. 18, 1873 The .1. A. Orenge residence in Craig destroyed by tire. 18, 1874 Viola Hodge, of Bigelow township, burned to death in a stock field. J 18, 1883 The Peter Galbreath resi- deuce was robbed. 18, 1884 C. N. YanPelt sold the Craig . Meteor to Will M. Maupiu. ! 18. 1895 Robert Richie, of Forest township, lost his barn by ! fire: two head of horses burned. j 18, 1899 H. R. Kellcy's barn at Mait-j land burned. j 18, 1900 Stock sheds on the Mait- j land fair grounds destroyed by lire. 18, 1902 Mrs. Emma Bragg lost much ! timber by fire on her Hick ory township farm. i 18, 1904 Mrs. Wm. Cupp, died from: burns while making soap; j northwest of Mound City. ; 19. 1890 Bottom fires did much dam-! age. j 19,2893 Terrific wind and rain storm Southern Holt. ; 19, 1897 The Holt County Democrat j removed from Oregon to Mound City. .1. M. Hasnessj selling his interest to W. S. j Dray. ! 19, 1897 George Minton's saw millde- j st roved by tire. j 19, 1900 Giles Laughhn arrested for embezzlement as public ad ministrator: was given tVo years at April term. 1904. 20. 18701). P. Ballard appointed cen sus enumerator for Holt county. 20. 1871 Heavy snow storm: fall 4 inches. 20, 1882 C. N. Van Pelt issued thej first number of the Craig Meteor. 20, 1883 Hogs sold in Chicago at $7.45: cattle, $0.40; wheat, 90c: corn 50c. 20,1890 Surveyor Morris began to lay out the town of Fortescue. 20, 1893 Forest City postoflice was robbed. 20. 1893 Ice formed on the 20th, 22d and 23d. 20, 1895 Fred Easley, of Craig, was killed at Rulo, Neb. 20. 1895 Mound City became electric lighted. 20, 1897 High water prevailed; Big Lake out of banks, and sur rounding farms inundated: B. & M. fill washed out. 20, 1902- R rail road bridge west of Napier was burned. 21, 1874 George Bradford, of Craig, was killed: age 17: blew in the muzzle of his gun on re turn from hunting. 21, 1881 The great flood of the Mis souri bottoms from the Mis souri river. 21, 1887 Missouri and Nodaway bot toms flooded from exessive rains. 21. 1903 W. .1. Bryam lectured on "Ideals," benefit of Oregon High school. 21, 1905 Frank Osborn, of Craig, kill ed by the cars at the Fancis street depot in St. Joseph. 22, 1832 Steamer "Yellowstone" 'wooded up" on Holt county shore, on up river trip at Bank's landing First steam boat up the Missouri river. 22, 1890 First Demorest medal won in the county, by May Gel vin. 22, 1890 Child of Christ Laurence was scalded to death. 23, 1889 Coon Franklin, the highway man arrested at Carrollton, Mo., for the muder of An thony DeLong.of Craig. .July 28, 1887. Flat 2 1-2 Cent Rate. The Burlington Railroad Company will make a two and one half cent rate in Missouri, probably effective May 1st. This announcement was made by the otlicials of the company in Chicago Friday last. This action of the Burlington is taken independ ently, and of course no railroad will be bound by it. However, it is only reasonable to suppose that what one Missouri road does all of them will do, and a two and one half cent rate all over the state is practically as sured, as five of the other great sys tems have joined the Burlington . in making this rate. II. B. Williams was in town. Mon day, as attorney: so was Coleman Da vid and .1. R. Nauman. the former having resigned as guardian and cu rator of the four Deggenger heirs: he was here to turn over the assets of his wards' estate, amounting to some $4,000, to the latter, who became their guardian. GIVEN MORE POWER. The State Railroad Commission Given Authority to Fix Rates. The State Senate has cleaned its calendar, while over in the House they have three months' work piled up on them. The House Committees seems hopelessly blocked. The revis ion committee has sent some 30 bills to the senate, and of these the senate has passed 15. At the beginning of the year the session opened, and the, governor gave urgent reasons for at tention to the state's financial needs, but nothing has been done, except to go into matters that would make the condition of the treasury worse, if not a hopeless muddle, with emotionalism substituted for common sense. Janu ary is gone: February. March and the greater part of April has passed, and seems impossible for the Legislature to take up and dispose of any practi cal question. Not one thing that was included in the party platforms on which members were elected has been performed. The house has ordered to engross ment a bill to make October 12, Co lumbus Day, a legal holiday. The house has engrossed a bill to make the child labor law apply to cities under 10.000 as well as to cities of more than 10,000. No more drinking on trains, not even a little sip from your own pri vate flask, if a bill passed by the house last week becomes a law. The house on Wednesday last, kill ed a constitutional amendment pro viding for a state tax of 3 cents on the $100 valuation to be used in pur chasing school text books, to be fur nished free in the grammar schools of the state. The house last week passed a bill which provides that no written or printed rule or regulation of a rail road or express company shall exempt the company from any liability which would exist had no such rule or regu lation been made. The house has passed the senate bill creating a state bureau of vital statistics. Local health officers in each county are directed to collect birth and death statistics and forward them to the central bureau. The bill is now ready for the governor's signa ture. The corporations now can breathe a little easier. The senate has killed the bill to place a tax of 25cts on each $1,000 of the capital stock of corpora tions. An anti-pass bill, introduced in the house by Speaker Speer, was engrossed Tuesday last, after Governor Hadley had transmitted a message to the legislature urging that the measure be passed. The house has engrossed the inter insurance bill. It authorizes persons, firms and corporations to enter into inter-insurance agreements or con tracts among themselves. It is being bitterly opposed of course by the old line companies. Jurisdiction over passenger fares as well as freight rates is conferred upon the Missouri state board of railroad and warehouse commission bv a house bill which the house passed last week by the decisive vote of 75 to 51, with the emergency clause attached. Governor Hadley sent a special mes sage to the house and senate dealing with the subject of waterways. He urges the passage of a bill creating a state waterways commission to inves tigate and suggest plans for utilizing the great rivers for navigation and power purposes. He also urges the passage of a bill creating a state for estry board. He says the measures are kindred in that they relate to the utilization and conservation of Mis souri's natural resources. The house hos passed the Spence constitutional amendment providing a five cent tax levy on all taxable property for creation of a road fund. It is estimated it will raise about $800,000 annually if adopted, and it is be apportioned to the several coun ties on basis of population. On his basis it would increase Holt's road fund some $3,000. The house has engrossed the Ivies bill prepared by the State Board of I Equalization, which is known as the full rendition bill. It requires assess- j nients made on the full cash value of property, defines duties of assessors and provides a fine and imprisonment for false return and also for assessors failing to comply with the letter of the law. The Ford direct inheritance tax bill has been sent to engrossment by the house. The bill provides for the levy ing of a tax of $2 on every $100 of the market value of the property of any estate which has descended to direct heirs, and a 85 tax on the $100 on estates reverting to indirect heirs. It repeals the present collateral inheri tance tax. and should it pass as en grossed, the state universitv will no longer receive this tax. The house has passed a bill whicl authorizes first readers of the Chris tian Science church or ordained preachers of any religious denomina tion to perform marriage ceremonies A strict interpretation of the present law would not permit Jewish rabbis to perform marriage ceremonies in Missouri, The measure passed pro vides that all persons qualified to per form marriage ceremonies shall reg ister their names with the recorderjof deeds. I f any person performs such a ceremony without having first reg istered, he is made liable to a tine of $500. The house passed a bill making a general revision of the state banking laws. In a general way the bill in creases the powers of the state bank examiner. We hope the bill will compel bankers to honor checks wlu n drawn on their banks, at the pleasure of the depositor and not at the pleas ure and will of the banker who has his depositor's money. It should fur ther compel them to furnish the as sessor with a list of the individual de posits on June first, annually. Senator Oliver's pension bill passed This bill would permit the governor and the auditor and three ex-Confed erates to be selected by the Missouri division ol the Confederate veterans to serve four years. This board is to be allowed to pay pensions up to $25 per month for total disability to vet erans of either army who were Mis- sourians at the time of enlistment or who served in Missouri regiments, who have not been in old soldiers' homes and who for five tyears before applying may have been residents of the state. The senate committee on ways and means has reported favorably a sub stitute measure for all pending bills to place a tax on whiskey. Inciden tally it places a tax on the liquor sell ing clubs, and also an annual license tax of $10 a year on each druggist who sells liquors on prescriptions of physicians," and a graduated license tax on brewers, distillers and whole sale dealers in intoxicating liquors Over the Roads. In a drive through the country, in the neighborhood of the Nodaway mill, we noticed all along the road. oats, grass and wheat are looking fine. We also noticed that the farmers have been quite busy plowing and getting their ground ready for the corn plant ing. Lots of fall breaking is in evi dence, all along the road. I was very much pleased to note the hearty good will of the farmers toward the Oregon Railwaj'. One man asking what the fare would be. thought that they ought to be allow ed to charge 25 cents each way be cause, of the vast amount of money the citizens had paid out. We notice that Dick Gelvin has been dragging the Gelvin mile of road and. in this connection, we noticed that several other farmers have not been dragging their roads, Rob Kneale for instance. And again, when you pass along the road by John Open- lander's, we noticed that the road had been dragged. We did not learn who did it. So cannot give credit until we know who did the work. The farmer as a rule will get out and build a mile of road while the city council are getting ready to have a couple of blocks of side walk built to our depot. What are you going to do gentlemen? Build or not build is the burning question of the day. Our people demand a walk to the depot. B. A Good Appointment. Ed. "Loggy" McNulty is now down at Jefferson City, an inmate of the state penitentiary, and on account of being such a good fellow, he is excus ed from sleeping in a cell, like the various prisoners but occupies quar ters, that will convince those who visit that institution, that he isn't them because he was a "bad man, bilt because, he is good capable fel low, and he can be seen at certain lours with a Winchester on his shoul der treading his beat, with the true soldier bearing. Through he influence of Hon. John Kenuish. the warden appointed Ed. as one of the peniten tiary guards, and he went, on duty Tuesday of this week, at a salary of $75 per month. We can say to our warden that "Loggy" will "make jood" wherever you put him. -Emil Martin left Thursday morn ing of this week for Hurley, Texas, in charge of a car of household goods belonging to Chas. A. Zachman. He expects to be away ten days or two eeks, returning by way of Kansas Citv, where he will visit friends. FOND RECOLLECTIONS.. Richard Klippel, a Former Sentinel Devil, Writes About Home Coming Day. Editor Sentinel: I was handed a clipping from your much revered paper with its hearty invitation for the old-time printers devils and boys to attend the ''Home Come Day," July 27, 1909, and 1 must say it fills my heart with longing and unfained joy in anticipation of the great de light that it would give me to have that privilege. And I feel greatful to you, Mr. Editor, for being personally remembered in your valuable paper. There is nothing in my memory so precious and soul-stirring as the days of my boyhood in old Oregon, Mo., it is really the 'Home sweet home to me." I cannot think of anything so joyful to my memory as the days when 1 lived there: in fact, there has been no other place that left an im pression on me to any way near com pare with it. I have now been away from there 32 years and two months, and the reading of that notice sends a thrill of longing through me that unqestionably declares, Oregon, Holt county. Missouri, the place of most sacred memorv. What iov it would be to me, could I accept your kind invitation, and be present, but cir cumstances are not favorable. What is the use to think of it: 1 must bring something to counteract that desire. Well, yes. you disposed of the old Washington hand press and that track rolling inking apparatus, over which thev veiled at us to take ink and distribute it better so often, and then. I remember, distinctly, how you forbid me whistling while work ing; yes, and changed my case so I couldn't see any one of my old girls as they passed by! Oh, I have several things that will help me to bear the disappointment of not being able to attend. However, I thank you again for the kind invitation, and am only sorry that I cannot be there. Give all the old boys and friends my kindest regards, and tell thein I still love them, and that I am not sticking type now, but am interested in a laundry business. Occasionally I peek into a printing office and the old fa miliar smell and sights make me homesick. I beg you will excuse this poor ac knowledgement of your kind invita tion. Just show this to Tom Curry, John Philbrick, Charley Marsh and left-handed Frank Hart (who knocked me out over the scramble for a high stool) and anyone who would like to know about me, and then throw this in the waist basket merely mention ing that you heard from me. Richard H. Klippel, 997 Garfield Avenue, Portland. Ore. The Wheat Situation. The wheat situation in the United States today is commanding the very earnest attention of all thinking peo ple, and it has assumed a very seri ous phase from the standpoint of the breadwinner. Thus far all attempts to explain why wheat is so high have failed to convince the public. There is a disposition among the uninform ed to attribute high prices to the Patten pool in Chicago, and while that element no doubt has had a strong influence upon prices, indica tions point to abnormal conditions pjite aside front speculative market. It is asserted by some of the best in formed wheat operators that the jountry is today facing a serious wheat shortage. This view is held by Patten and his friends, who deny my effort at making a "corner on the grain. On the other hand, the government's official estimates say that there is a fair supply of wheat in the hands of the farmers. But if this is the case the question natural- irises where is this wheat V The chief point of controversy be tween Patten and the government experts seems to be on the amount of wheat in stock and in the hands of the farmers. The government report on March 1st, last, gave the amount of wheat, in the hands of the farmers as 143.U02.000 bushels. Patten declares that this report is incorrect and that here is far from that amount of wheat on the farms. There is a material difference in the market conditions now and what they where ten years ago when Leiter atuempted to corner wheat. Cash wheat is higher to day than wheat for future delivery, while during the Leiter manipulation the situation was reversed. On April 17, 1898, May wheat was selling in Chicago at, $1.09 and July at 88 7-8. On May 27, 185)8, a little more than a month afterward May wheat in Chicago was selling at $1.75 and July at $1.10. Last Satur day, April 17, 1908. May wheat was selling in Chicago at $1,281-8 and July at $1.18 3-8. Last Saturday cash wheat was selling at Chicago, at $1.40 to $1.42 for No. 3 red, and No. 2 hard wheat at $1,271-2 to $1,331-2. From these figures it will be observed that the cash wheat is much higher than option wheat. How is it, then, that the cash buyers are complaining thaU the speculative market is putting up the price of cash wheat? When experts disagree it is useless for the layman to to try to arrive at definite determinations. The Tie That Binds. The many friends of Miss Kath erine Fitzmaurice will read with much pleasure the announcement ot her marriage, which occurred in St. Joseph at St. Mary's Catholic church, by Rev. Father J. P. Brady, to Mr. Ora Whitmer Mullen, Thursday of last week. April 15, 1909. The bride is one of Holt's brightest and most highlv educated voting wo men, and a musical scholar second to none among us. A daughter of the late Patrick Fitzmaurice. who with her mother took pride in seeing that "Katie" had the advantages of the best of schools, and she profited by these to the fullest extent. No young woman, of Forest City and surrounding country numbers among her friends a more extensive list of loyal friends than she, and none more dearly beloved by them than she. The wish will be universal among these that- she has chosen wisely and well, for she is every way deserving a loyal and true hearted, manly man. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a few relatives and especially intimate friends, Father Sautere, of Tarkio, assisting, the bride being attended by her niece, Miss Esther Stegmaier. The bride wore a traveling suit of gray chiffon Panama, with hat and gloves to match, and in lieu of the customary boquet, carried a beautiful pearl prayer book, a gift from her cousin, the Rt. Rev. Bishop Fitz maurice, of New York. Her maid of honor wore a Copenhagen suit of blue Rep doth. The groom has held responsible po sitions for several years past with Swift & Co., at St. Joseph, and has. been transferred to their plant at St. Paul, Minn., where they will make their home on their return from an extensive southern bridal trip. Thus another of Holt's very dearest of girls leaves the dear old home for the one that she loves best. May it ever be well with her and him, and may their journey be a long one, and may they always be sweethearts. Oregon vs. Savannah. Mrs. Frank Chance, the enthusias tic wife of the leader of the Chicago base ball championship team, declares that the future of the game depends upon the women of the nation not the flight, volatile kind, but the steady home variety. Their presence in the stand, in her opinion, will cure the rowdy tactics to which some play ers are inclined, and insure the re spectability that is essential to any public amusement. Mrs Chance be lieves, too, that the women will be well repaid for their patronage of the game. She says: "If more women would forsake bridge whist and pink teas, sofa cushions and kimonas, and turn out to watch the cleanest sport in the world, there would be more robustness among our sex." It must be confessed that there is much virtue in Mrs. Chance's philos ophy, and it is by no means limited in its application to the fair sex. As the initial game of the season here is to be played Monday next, between Oregon and Savannah, we hope the ladies will encourage our home team by their presence. Trains Begin Monday. The Burlington put in its track for The Oregon Interurban railway at the Forest City depot, this week, which will enable the new line to be gin passenger service on Monday next. April 20. 1909. the beginning of the April term of our circuit court. On March -t. 1841, Judge David R. Atchison, the first of our circuit judges, came horse back from Platte county, and carried the laws of the state in his saddle bags. William Ilerron. the seventh of our circuit. judges, was the first to come as far as Forest. City by rail, which was in Oc tober. ISiiM. the K. C. St. J. & C. It. railroad having been completed the August previous. Judge Ellison, the 13th of our circuit judges, will be the first, to ride directly to the county seat by rail if he chooses to come that way, and we hope he will: for the railroad is built and completed and ready for both freight and pas senger traffic.