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CiilmnliiH Mo. mi rmatrl 45TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 22, 1909. NUMBER 24. OCTOBER SUN. M.ON. jTUE. WED. TflC FRI. 1 6 ATT I I I 11 I a 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 18 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 SI 22S3 MMlillSli SO Sll I I 1 "Lead Kindly Light." "This song may mean anything that any man chooses to make it mean, be he Christian, Pantheist or Buddhist." " Thus does the Rev. Mr. Patterson, of Indiana, a member of the United Presbyterian psalmody conven tion,seek to dispose of the sweet hymn, favorite in college chapels, inspiration to the young and balm to the aged, joy of the living, consolation of the dying and requiem for the dead. This argument against "Lead Kindly Light," is, to our mind, the strongest one for it. The hymn is a universal appeal from man to Divinity. Since the beginning, man has ever turned toward the light. When first man straightened from all fours and walked upon the earth, he was happy and care free in the bene ficient, life-giving light of the sun. lie . knew no terror until the first furious storm tore down his rude shel ter: then he cowered before its vio lence and was afraid. But as the winds subsided and the rains ceased, he rejoiced in the returning light of his great benefactor. What wonder that the ear y Medes ai d Persia- s worshipped the sun? His light was their life. With the roll of the centuries, man's intelligence grew keener. lie saw back of the sun a greater power. His terror of the elements ceased as he learned to battle with them, and the sun became to him only a mani festation of the loving power of the Divinity. A God of love, of mercy, of forgiveness, now reigns in the hearts of men. His kindly light is for all and leads to a perfect brotherhood. Behind the clouds of creeds and dog mas and tenets, the kindly light shines for Christian, Pantheist and Buddhist alike. The event most sig nificant of the universal love of man for the all-powerful Father occurred at the World's Parliament of Relig ions at Chicago, where the represen tatives of churches from all the lands joined in repeating the Lord's prayer. Would this be considered suilicient reason for abolishing the prayer of prayers from church service'? "Lead Kindly Light' is universal in its ap peal. Wherever a child of earth wan ders from the right, whenever his heart is weighted with sorrow, then from the gloom and wretchedness goes up a cry for help and guidance. Let s be glad that we have a song whose infinite sweetness expresses a common human feeling. Let's re joice that men of all nations can join hands around the world and together lift up their voices to the "Kindlv Light." Woman's Union. Monda October 25th, 1909. PKOFESSIOXAL "WOMEN. Song America Boll Call Proverbs Women in Medicine Alice Proud Women in Low Clara Maupin Women in Eeligion -..Mrs. Ray hill Music. . ' Lucy Munn Women in Osteopathy.. Dr. J. Printy Ideal Representation. I never knew any other way in poli tics except to trust the people, go right to them with my story, and to hell with the bosses. In politics be for the things you want your son to remember, take them to the people and let the consequences,.. ,ake care of themselves. Senator Bp'"2ridge. There is personal as well as national significance in the ideals here ex pressed. Senator Beveridge is an in surgent. He is one of the men who worked against the excess of the new tariff law and voted against the bill when the insurgents had lost their tight. Because of this attitude, this defiance of Aldrich and the interests he represented in the extra session, the machine Republicans of Indiana have threatened to oppose the re-election of Mr. Beveridge. But the Senator does not seem to be worried. He has done what he be lieved to be right, ne has followed the instructions of his party in the national convention. He has done the thing he would wish his son to remember. And having done these things, he will leave the rest to the people, as he has in the past. And it is up to the people of Indiana, as it is up to the people of every other state and every other district, to pass judgment on insurgent senators or representatives, or to pass judgment on reactionary senators or represen tatives. The insurgents, who have stood by their party platform and the ex pressed will of the country, are in better shape to take their records to the people.than are the reactionaries, who pooled their votes with Aldrich and Cannon. A man who has been representing Rhode Island is not in a very good position to place his record before the constitu ents of his own state. Resolutions of Condolence. The following resolutions were draf ted in sympathy for Brother G. W. ' Hibbard in the loss of his wife: Whereas the allwise God,has in His infinite wisdom, seen fit to remove . from our midst the wife of our worthy brother,- G. W. Hibbard, of New Point lodge, No. 473 I. O. O. F". There fore be it ; Resolved that by the death of Mrs. G. W. Hibbard, the family has lost a devoted wife and mother, and the , community a true Christian woman. Resolved that to our worthly Brother and his family we extend our heart ! felt sympathy in their sad bereave , ment. j Resolved that a copy of these reso- lutions be spread upon the records of this lodge, and that a copy be sent to our Brother G. W. Hibbard and a copy be sent to the Holt County Sen tinel for publication. New Point, Mo. October 15, 1909. iE. F. Kearney, Beryl S. Kunkel, E. E. Davis. Mrs. James S. Coe was a St. Jo seph visitor, this week. TWO HEARTS BEAT AS ONE Brilliant Wedding of George Chris tian Kaucher and Miss Edith Lucile Dungan The marriage of Miss Edith Lucile Dungan to Mr. George Christian Kaucher, of Memphis, Tenn., was solemnized on Wednesday evening of this week at 6 o'clock, at the Dungan residence in this city, in the presence of a large number of invited relatives and friends. The home was beauti fully decorated for the occasion in palms, ferns and white chrysanthe- mums.the wedding colors being green and white. Immediately preceding the cere mony Mr. Fred Hamm, of St. Joseph, sang "Oh Fair, Oh Sweet and Holy," and "Believe Me, If All Those En dearing Young Charms," after which Mrs. Nelle Rankin, of Tarkio, at the piano, broke into the strains of the Lohengrin wedding march to which the bridal party entered, coming down the front stairway, through the hall and library and on into the parlor, the ceremony room. Rev. James M. Walton, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of this city, the officiating clergyman, led the procession, being followed by the ushers, Mr. Milton S. Moore and Mr. Will R. Curry, who formed ribbon aisles from the foot of the stairs to the bower. Next came the groom and his best man, Mr. C. L. Besley, of Memphis, Tenn.: the bride's maids, Miss Edna Jeffress, of Ed wardsville, Ills., and Miss Lois Welty: the maid of honor, Miss Ilortense Dungan. sister of the bride, and the matron of honor, Mrs. Maude Hibbard, of Mayoworth, Wyo. The bride en tered last, walking alone. The party took their position before a screen of palms and ferns, where Mr. Walton spoke the words uniting these two excellent young people, using the im pressive ring service. After the ceremony a reception was held and refreshments were served in the din:ng room, Misses Mary Moore, Frances,, Soper, Chastine McKinney and Gn..:e Montgomery assisted in serving. The bride's table was decorated with a huge basket of white chrysanthemums and ferns, which rested on a lace cover over green satin. Above the table was suspended a large umbrella of smilax and white ilowers, on edge of um brella was a row of tiny green and white electric lights. From the um brella were ropes of smilax reaching to each corner of the table. Four can dles with green shades were placed on the table corners. The bride's gown was of white dutchess satin, with court train, high neck and long sleeves, the yoke and sleeves being of pearl embroidery. The veil "was held by a wreath of orange blossoms. Her going away gown was of the new shade rasin cloth with hat to match. The maid of honor wore pale green messaline, with trimmings of crystal and appli que. The matron of honor, messa line of the same shade, with chiffon and pearl trimming. Miss Jeffress, light green satin de chene, with crys tal trimmings and spangled chiffon. Miss Welty, pale green messaline with net and pearl band trimming. Mr. and Mrs. Kaucher left on the Omaha train for Kansas City, where thev will remain a few davs before going to their home in Memphis. The bride is the second daughter of tile Hon. and Mrs. T. C. Dungan, of this city. Born and raised in our lit tle city, a graduate from the old red brick school house that stands over on the hill, near the old Collins pas ture; from here to the state univer sity from which institution she graduated, and after teaching a couple of years and a tour of Europe, she has been constantly with us. She is one of those sensible, matter of fact, domestically inclined women, that when once well acquainted with her, and know her warm heart, you cannot blame Mr. Kaucher for loving her, for all our people love her also. She enters upon her new life's relations, completely equipped for every obliga tion that comes to her, and with the sincere wish of every one that her life may be a long and beautiful one. The groom, George Kaucher, is the second son of Captain and Mrs. Wil liam Kaucher, now deceased, and among the early settlers of our coun ty. He too, attended our school and then entered the mechanical field, be coming, like his father, an expert mill wright, and for a number of years has been identified with the firm of Kaucher, Hodges & Company, of Memphis, Tenn., contracting en gineers. He is a splendid young man in every way; habits and morality; industry and frugality are conspic uous in his make-up, and with these he is fitted to be the life companion of one of Oregon's very dearest and most beloved young women. May it ever be well with him and his bride. On Monday evening of this week, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Zook entertained at -cards for the Dungan-Kaucher bridal party. Ten tables played "500" and one table, Trix. The house was tastefully decorated in ferns and yel low chrysanthemums, the color scheme of yellow and white being carried out in the luncheon, served in two courses. Miss Edna Jeffress won the lady's prize, a party record, at cards, and Mr. George Meyer, of Mound City, the gentleman's prize, a scarf pin. Miss Dungan and Mr. Kaucher were given the honor prizes, a miniature and cuff button set. At Trix, Mrs. India Price and H. A. Evans took the prizes, a brass violet vase and a scarf pin. Miss Dungan entertained her maids at dinner, Tuesday evening, the table being in green and white, with white chrysanthemums for favors. Covers were placed for twelve. How to Rear a Boy to Vice. State's Attorney Jerome, of New York, in his closing argument in the Thaw case, laid a good deal of stress on an alleged characteristic of the Thaw family that there was a fam ily tendency to the eccentric and ab normal that when Harry K. Thaw's kin broke down under strain it was a mental breakdown epilepsy, imbecil ity, insanity, etc. There is no need to seek explana tions for such creatures as Thaw along that line. There is no need of talking about "heredity," "family taint," etc., or of putting the blame on remote ancestors or collateral rel atives, or of invoking any mysterious dispensation of Divine Providence. Harry K. Thaw is simply a striking illustration of a common method of rearing a child to vice, certainly, and to crime, probably. It is of course a method which can directly be prac ticed on a large scale only by parents of a certain degree of wealth. It is however practiced to a certain extent by parents of moderate means. This method is to take a boy in his. teens, give hi.n more money than he can make use of, provide him with an income larger than he could pos sibly earn by his own efforts before he was 35 or 40 and then leave him to his own devices. The recipe is almost infallible. The better the natural powers of the subject or victim, the stronger his body, the keener his mind the more there is of him emotionally to do and to suffer the more effective will be the process in producing a useless, vicious or criminal member of so ciety. Equip a boy to buy everything in sight, to purchase every experience that money can procure without hav ing first seen enough of life to earn the money, and the result may be pre dicted with practical certainty. There aren't enough decent pleas ures and experiences within the range of a boy's imagination to use up the money. Youth is not given to philo sophy or philanthropy. It would not be youth if it were. And so the hap less boy, crused by parental folly with a liberty too great for his years and a power beyond his experience, goes in for the indecent for the exceptional and hidden vice. There is a great deal of discussion as to why Harry Thaw killed Stan ford White. A horrible tale told by his wife is given as the provocation. We may conjecture as one reason that Thaw felt he had exhausted all else than murder. The pleasure of letting rage go to murderous lengths alone remained. We shall have such creatures as Harry Thaw so long as there as par ents willing to provide their children with all the means for going to the devil bv the shortest road. Is It a Freak? George Norris was exhibiting a freak in the fruit line in town last week. Mr. Norris has a tine pear orchard, but one tree, set out for a Kieffer pear, bears fruit unlike anything we have ever seen. It is about the size and shape of ajarge crab apple, is very hard, and has a rugh, rusty appearing skin. The fruit itself is woody and worthless, but has the flavorof a pear. It is our opinion that the fruit is a cross between the pear and crab ap ple. It is the practice of nurseymen to bud year scions into crab apple stocks, and in this case, by some freak of nature, the two varieties seem to have crossed. Several fruit growers near town have taken seed to plant, and will grow a few trees to see what the seedlings are like. While it is probable the resultant fruit will be worthless, there is also a possibility that in this way may be propagated a new variety of apple or pear. The latter possibility is strong enough that the experiment will be watched with some interest Fillmore Lever. They Are Interested. The Rural schools of Holt County are having a real awakening. The teachers and pupils are doing things that count. The school rooms are be ing cleaned, painted, papered and the Moors are being scrubbed, the win dows washed, the desks cleaned, the library renovated, the books dusted and catalogued. This is real, prac tical hygiene and practical pedagogy. The time has come when teachers must put into practice some of the theories given in books. In many districts the directors are paying part of the bills and the teacher and pupils are paying the balance by giving box suppers and pop corn socials. Among those that deserve special mention are Mayflower, Highland, Mineral Springs, Culp and Chambers. The County Superintendent has dis tributed 5,000 perfect attendance slips to the teachers of the county to be given to each pupil who is neither absent nor tardy for the month, five of these will entitle the pupil to a large certificate of award. Several hundred have been sent in, together with interesting letters from .the pupils, telling of the general improve ments they are making and how anxious they are to get the certificate at the close of each month. Dr. H. K. Taylor, President of the Normal atMaryville, is so well pleased with the plan for stimulating atten dance that he asked Superintendant Reavis for several of these letters that he may read them to teachers and pupils in all the 19 counties in this district. His work at present; is to visit schools and teachers' meet ings throughout the district. Fiances Gelvin, of Maitland, in a contest for the best poem on "Tar .iies," wrote "Never Be Tardy, make it a rule. Always be ready, when time comes for school." New Point, Kimsey and Blair schools have sent in the largest num ber of perfect attendance slips for September. Pupils of Culp, Highland and Mineral Springs deserve special mention for the interest they are tak ing in the improvement of their schools. There will be more than 100 rural graduates next spring, and each one will try for the free scholar ships given by the High schools of the county to the Honor Graduates. Classes are organizing by electing a president and secretary and planning to do something for the school, as buying a book case, dictionary or some other necessity. In short the en thusiasm throughout the county is going like a house a fire. Thursdays for Kickers. The world does move. Ten years ago the "kicker" got about as much attention as the "knocker" does to day. Between the "kicker" and the "knocker" there's a difference. Per haps there wasn't 10 years ago, but there is now; and the difference is in favor of the "kicker," for he has ob jected to some purpose and is still do ing so, while the "knocker" hasn't. Perhaps the "knocker" will sometime gain standing but he certainly isn't "in it" with the "kicker" out in Cin cinnati. According to a press dispatch, the mayor of that city has set apart Thursdays for "kickers." On Thurs days they may go to city hall and register their complaints with the mayor or his secretan-, with the as surance that they will be investiga ted. There is no promise that all com plaints will be further acted upon, but those which lead to disclosures regarding the public service, the streets, sidewalks, nuisances, etc., will enlist the power and authority of the mayor. The "kicker" who really kicks against something that ought not to exist, will be regarded as doing the city a service. So "kicker" has at last kicked him self into official recognition in Cin cinnati: and he seems to be making considerable progress in other cities, from San Francisco to Pittsburg, and from New Orleans to Chicago. The "kicker" kicks anything that can be improved, from filthy streets to graft ing policeman: yet hasn't stopped short of mayors who appeared to be lining their own pocket books at pub lic expense. Good for the "kicker." Now let him that abideth here, on each Thursday, proceed to the abid ing place of the major and register his "kicks," and keep kicking until something is done, to convince him, that he has only the good of the city at heart. Let the world continue to move. Hello, Grandpa Wm. Mills and Henry Beret, your Texas cowboy has "aroven" and Papa and Mama James Peret are simply delighted. The little one came to gladden their home at Plainview, Texas, Saturday lastr, October lGth, 1909. Weathered Its First Storm. Apparently the Oklahoma bank guaranty system has weathered its first great storm, but the stress it had to endure makes quite certain that a storm that was at all general in its nature would be too much for it. Fortunately it is not true, as some writers on the subject assume, that the guaranty fund has been called upon to pay all of the $2,500,000 of the bank's deposits. The guaranty funds are used only to pay such de positors as insist upon drawing out their money, while the assets of the bank are relied upon to recoup the fund. The sufficiency of the fund to perform its guaranty function de pends entirely upon the degree of the panicy desire to withdraw de posits, upon the amount of confidence the guaranty inspires in depositors. Apparently this has been strong enough to enable the proportionality small fund to keep all claims paid on demand. Yet, because it has thus far succeeded in the case of a single bank failing, without general panic and distrust of all its associate banks, proves nothing as to what would happen if there were a more general feeling of insecurity as to all banks. It is quite obvious that there must be two features of bank guaranty to make it a practicable system, capable of performing the sustaining function intended. One of these must be capacity on the part of the guarntee- ing power to use its own credit, if necessary, to make the guaranty good,. and the other must be a more satis factory and rigid system of inspection and supervision. Banks must not be permitted to follow unsafe methods; must not be permitted to take ques tionable securities. Associated banks interested in the guaranty should also be interested in the work of inspect ion and supervision. The greatest argument against the system is that it encourages reckless banking methods on the part of those who rely upon the guaranty fund to protect their depositors. The ob jection is a good one unless there is better inspection than banks now re ceive and more close supervision, as well as greater responsibility of of ficers personally for their acts or their negligence. Oklahoma, while she may congratulate herself that the system was not demolished, should learn the lesson taught and provide by regulation and inspection against failures from Simproper or reckless methods, through which the guaranty fund might be called upon needlessly. The Victory Ovr Feudalism. The eight-day celebration of the ' Alexander Campbell centenhial, which opened in Pittsburg, October 11, has had its importance noted in showing the wide influence now exerted by the denomination of Christians lie found ed. It has a feature of the greatest historical importance, belonging to his successful attack on feudalism, as it had survived into the 19th century from the feudal laws of England, adopted for use in all the original states until repealed or changed. It is now almost forgotten that in the first quarter of the 19th century Alexander Campbell set the attack on feudalism as its principles survived to restrict American growth. He was one of the most forcible political ora tors of his century. He had an oppo nent worthy of his best in John Ran dolph, who wished to keep suffrage based on fendal tenure in land and other property. Randolph was at the height of a well-deserved reputation for eloquence, knowledge of law and literature. He was met by the al most unknown backwoods champion of manhood rights against the "land barons" when the victory meant a revolution that has not since gone backward. It was south of the Ohio River, when the country was moving west along that stream, that government of, by and for property over men, met its Waterloo. As religionists, those who were derisively v called "Camp bellites," spread chiefly West and South. There are enough of them now to speak for .themselves relig-" iously. Politically, the 20th century United States are under lasting obli gations to Alexander Campbell as one of the liberators of the forces of pro gress. He fought his greatest fight to make American manhood worth more than American property. He was a greater man than the greatest feudalist of his century. The Forest City canning factory closes its work, this week, after a good season. The pack, this year, has been about 127,000 cans of corn; 96,000 cans of tomatoes; 55,000 cans of pumpkins; 35,000 cans of apples. Tliis will bring a right neat little sumdf money into Forest City Forest City News, Octo ber 22. "