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do u n in 46TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. JULY 1, 1910. NUMBER 8. Vrva:-v; ' SIIKMOHJTiE. WER IMglJFM. i SAX "5"E1 S"B 7 1 8 IT IQil 1215 14 1516 IT 1819 20212225 242526272825Q 511 1 M ill f i A Pretty Wedding. One of the pettiest weddings of the season occurred here Tuesday even ing, June 21st, at 6:30 at the home of Rev. Brock on north Center Street, the contracting parties being Miss Jannette M. Heller and James S. Nye, of St. Joseph. It was a quiet home affair, no guests being invited with the exception of a few of the closest relatives. The rooms were pettily decorated in a profusion of flowers arranged in a tasteful and artistic manner, the car nation being the favorite flower and everywhere prevalent. To the sweet strains of the wedding march, played by Miss Mary Arm strong, the couple took their places at the altar accompanied by S. E. Brown, of Hopkins, Mo., and Miss Katheryn Xxwathmey, of Lathrop, as groomsman and bride's maid. Rev. Brock per formed the marriage ceremony. The bride was beautifully dressed in white batiste overlaid with lace and carried an armful of bridal roses. The brides maid was dressed also in white and carried a beautiful boquet of sweet peas. Mr. Nye wore the conventional black. An elaborate supper had been pre pared consisting of all the dainties of the season and occasion. The table and dining room harmonized in deco ration and arrangement wit h the par lor and reception room everywhere the sweet odor of fragrant flowers. Mrs. Nye is a young lady of sweet disposition and the very best of quali ties. She was raised by Rev. and Mrs. Brock, as was her mother before her. She is well known to all of La throp's young people, and by her win ning ways and affable manners has made all of them her friends. No young lady could name more friends here than she. Mr. Nye is a representative man. quiet and business like, of good habits and excellent reputation among his acquaintances. He is at present em ployed as time keeper in the St. Jo seph terminasof the Grand Island and Santa Fe railroads in St. .Joseph. A young couple seemingly more adapted to each other or better quali fied to engage in the tournaments of life, can not be found. They are en tering upon this noble work of home making with all the necessary endow ments of life, and we as their friends and acquaintances wish them joy and prosperity. They left shortly after the ceremony for St. Joseph where they will be at home after July 12th at 510 North Eighth Street. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Nye, of St. Joseph, parents of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Schreiber, of St. Joseph: Mrs. Nellie Morris, of Oregon, Mo.: S. E. Brown, of Hopkins, Mo.: Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong and family and Dr. and Mrs. Smither, of Lathrop. The bride and groom received many costly presents Lathrop Missouri Optimist, June 23, IfllO. They Plight Their Faith. They were so quiet about it that we have caught on only during the past few days. We supposed that when Adolph Kunkel bought the old A. E. Williams farm in Nodaway township, that it was only as an in vestment: that he would continue a bachelor and also hang on to the job of a railway mail clerk. Imagine our surprise when we are told that he is no longer a bachelor; no longer an R. M. C, but a farmer. June 22d, he was united in marriage to Miss Eva line Cook, of Winston, Mo., and they are now at home on their farm near Rich vi He. The bride comes as a stranger, but she will find a warm, generous welcome from us, generous and high type as she will find any where on earth. "To them both we wish a long, happy, joyous life. Wednesday next, July 6th, our young friend, Ira Hershner, will lead to the marriage altar at the bride's home in Rockport, Miss Fannie Greer. The groom is one of Holt's very best young men, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hershner, of Nodaway town ship, and has made good in his life struggle thus far, and we have no better young men anywhere. The bride we do not know, but we will bank on Ira's judgment in such mat ters. Ira being an Elk, he and wife will go to Detroit on their wedding tour, during the meeting of the grand lodge of that order, in that city, and will doubtless have the time of their lives. Ira is with the St. Joseph Medical Association, and from ali we hear is doing well. May they both live a long, long time and be as happy as happy can be all of that long, long time. Lightning's Freaks. Saturday evening last we had a most refreshing rain, which was need ed by our growing corn,and every liv ing creature. The entire week had been extremely hot, ranging in the no's every day of the week. The rain fall here was 1 inch, while at Mait land it was 2.7 inches. The thunder storm is reported to have done much damage in various parts of the county, east and north of here. O. P. Botkin, of Hickory township, lost his mammoth hay barn, burning to the ground. Fortunately he had but little stuff in the barn. Strange as it may seem he knewjnothingof its destruction until the following morn ing. The lightning greatly damaged a large corn crib belonging to George Kurts. Henry Hershner had a horse killed. William Nute and Dave Ken nedy, of Maitland, each had a cow killed. Frank KeitTer had his new barn levelled to the ground by the wind which it seems was quite heavy in the Lincoln district. The framing had just been finished and it was ready for the siding. OUR FIRST HORSE SHOW. The First Horse Show for 1910, a Splendid Success Liberal Entries and a Big Crowd. There was no Fourth of July cele bration going on in our lit tle city Sat urday last neither was their a socia bility auto run, or a 'iioss race," or a foot race; it was simply a street horse show for single drivers and saddlers. The crowd that came, impressed one with the idea that possibly it might have been any of the former but it wasn't: just a horse show. It is safe to say that fully 1,500 or 2,000 people attended. Thatcher's military band furnished delightful music for the occasion, and as the sweet melody was carried by the "breezes through the treeses,' the people seemed in harmony with the occasion, and the spirit of good will and joyousness was on every hand. Everybody was glad to see everybody - our merchants wore covered upw'ith business, and for four or five hours could have kept busy an additional force of clerks. They came from Fill more and Savannah on the east and Maitland on the north and from White ("loud on the west, and Ama zonia on the south. Our railroad handled a heavy passenger traffic and it seemed as ifourannual Chautauqua was on and in full blast. The show was put on through the efforts of our "Booster's Club," the details being in the hands of Messrs Benton. Gelvin and Cowan, and, be ing thoroughbred "boosters." the boostin' of the "boss show,"was boos ted to a splendid success. They will proceed at once to boost for the next show, which will be July 23d, and the rings will be for polled teams and ladies' saddlers. We think our merchants and citi zens general lyisee the wisdom of these friendly contests not only as furn ishing an attraction for our friends in the country and giving them a half day off from their hard farm work, but it helps to encourage the raising and breeding of better classes of stock,. We believe every visitor to our city went home feeling better and rested by having attended the show, and im pressed with cordiality of our people. Every member of the club has reason for congratulations on its splendid success. Following this comes the Field Hos pital and Ambulance Corps, of our Missouri national guard, which will reach our city' July 7th, and be in camp for the night on their annual trial march, fand instruction, going from here to the Big Lake for their school of instruction. There were 11 entries in the single driver's contest and they entered, led by Superintendent Gelvin in the fol lowing order: 1 Perry Cochran. 2 Roy Hershner. 3 Clias. Glenn. 4 Nelson Noland. 5 Hugh Pennel. 6 Jonas Watson. 7 Ed McFarland. 8Lee Polk. 9 Dr. W. C. Proud. 10 Thomas Pilkington. 11 Henry Rails. They made a handsome showing on the two blocks of dragged streets on the north side of the park, in which was a mass of people, that would re mind one of a big day at a country fair. The judges were A. W. Cies, of Chillicothe; A. W. Seeman and Veteri narian, II. B. Allen. After much ef fort, on the part of the judges, six were dismissed, and the five best re tained. The committee finally made its award. First, to Perry Cochran, Fillmore. Second, to Chas. Glenn, New Point. Third, to Hugh Pennel, Oregon. Fourth, to Henry Rails, Forest City There were eight entries in the sad dle ring: 1 r. E. Ramsay. 2 Chas. Cowan. 3Chas. Cowan. 4 Ed McFarland. 5 A. R. McNulty. 0 G. E. Gelvin. 7 F. L. Zeller. 8 Leonard Dawson. The awards were made to Charles Cowan, first: J. E. Ramsay, second: I" : c ler, third, and Leonard Daw son, fourth. Remember these attractions: the coming of the Hospital and Ambu lance corps, July 7th. Polled teams and lady drivers, July 23d. Mrs. Emma Graham has returned home from her outing at Big Lake. The Work of Congress. The work of congress just brought to a clase is exceedingly interesting from the fact that the majority party has redeemed nearly all its party pledges. That party promised a revis ion of the tariff, inciuding the maxi mum and minimum principle: a more elastic currency system: theestablish- A SCENE NEAR ment of postal savings banks: an ex tension of the federal power over rail roads: limitation of the granting of writs of injunction: the inauguration of an internal waterway system: separate statehood for Arizona and New Mexico: and the establishment of a bureau of mines and mining. These important pledges may not have been redeemed exactly as the people were led to expect they would be, but they have led to efforts to en act laws, which show that the dor minant party has endeavored to keep faith with the people. At a special session the tariff was revised and although there continues to be a division of public sentiment as to whether or not it was revised in conformity with party pledges, the fact remains that it is a revenue get ter. Further revision may be made by the tariff commission provision for which has recently been made. Our currency system is still in the hands of the National Monetary Commis sion which bar. devoted most pains taking' work to the subject, with the prospect that greater elasticity will be provided. On account of the wide difference between capital and labor a A SCENE NEAR satisfactory anti-injunction bill has not vet been drawn, although efforts are still being made to accomplish t hp ptuI. Conservat ion has been given close attention, and valuable amend ments made to existing laws. A pos tal savings bank-law awaits the Presi dent's signature, and other measures of importance have already become laws. Talcing all in all this congress can be said to have done the best work in years. While the laws enacted may not have been what the President asked, or the people expected, to the fullest extent, they are undoubtedly the best that could be obtained, due consideration being given all interests involved. What is more to the point, the general trend of legislation has been toward the common welfare rather than for special interests, one of the most gratifying tendencies that lias been noreci in wasmngion for years. Two New Stars. The signing of the bill bv President Taft which provides for the admission to statehood of New Mexico and Ari zona, was a s,deed of the pen" which alreadv has been delaved unreason ably. Both the territories named have long fought for admission, and it has been the dearest dream of both mm OREGON G CESS. The country, leaving the politicians out of the count, iias scarcely been able to see why the pleas for admis sion should be denied, considering the fact that both New Mexico and Ari zona were in every way as fully quali fied for statehood as several of " the northwestern and western states which were admitted long ago. As between New Mexico and Wyom ing, for instance, the plea for admis sion should have been in favor of the former. It has plaed a conspicuous roll in the development of American trade, the old Santa Fe trading post being one of the pioneers in the field existing even before the middle sec tion of the Mississippi Valley was ac cessible. Both the territories in question, which may now enter upon full fledged state hood in a year or so, can afford to overlook the meanness manifested by politicians. It is enough for them. and it is a pleasant thought for the whole country, that the United States is soon to be, so far as its original boundaries are concerned, the United States in the fullest sense, rather than the United States and terri tories. OREGON GUESS. Aged Death Record. From June 1 to June li there were four deaths of aged people in Mait land. John Applebee says that ex ceeds all record. By adding their ages, Mr. Applebee says it makes 3 13 years, or an average of 78 years each. The deaths occurred the 1st. 13th, Kith and l!th. Maitland Herald. Our death record for the year thus far ending with that of I. C. Porter which occurred "on the21st ult., shows a total of 2i, who had reached and passed 70 years: two had reached the M year mark and 13 had readied their SOth year. The average age of these 21 was 81 J years. A most remarkable record. -Mrs. Wm. Morris has returned from Lathrop, Mo., where she visited with Rev. A. J. Brock and family: their many friends here will be glad to know that they are in the best of health and seemingly prosperous. AsfeJili . An Appreciation. Thousands of Commoner readers never heard of Vine Hovey, but in northwest Missouri his name is a household word. When the news of his death came a week or two "ago it carried sorrow into hundreds of homes. For 35 years A'ine Hovey was the agent of the "K. C.' railroad at Forest City, Mo. He began with the road when it was scarcely worthy the name of railroad, and remained with it for over 40 years, and during that time he never lost a day from sickness and never took but one vacatien, and then the road arbitrarilv ordered him to lay'off 30 days and paid him for the time. There never lived a more genial, courteous, generous, good-natured man than Vine Hovev. Everv child in the communitv hailed him as 'Uncle Vine," and everv dog wagged his tail. when he came in sight. As tender as a woman, he was as brave as a lion; he was foremost in all pub lic movements, and his home was the gathering place of all the young peo ple of the neighborhood. As a school boy in Forest City the writer learned to love the always smiling Hovev, and as a young man he profited by the kindly advice of the man who always took an interest in voting men. No costly monument will tower above the jrave of Vine Hovey his last resting place will be marked by a modest stone. But he builded in the hearts of the men and women of his com munity a monument more enduring than bronze or marble, and he left be hind him a legacy of 'good deeds done for humanity that will be worth more in the years to come than libraries of brick and stone. As the writer pens these words feeble enoufh to express what his heart feels he instinctively recalls the words of one of Riley's beautiful poems and applies them to Vine novey: "God must a-bin a feel- in' good when he made you." Will M. Maupin in the Commoner. Starting Right. The Petree family sons and daugh ter, Frank and Stella Petree, of this city, are showing that they have in them the stuff out of which the men and women who will bear the burdens" and responsibilities of the next gener ation are made. They are not satisfied to spend their vacation in idleness. On Monday morning after the school terra closed, Leo, aged 16, went to work for Lawrence Walker on his farm south of Oregon, and has not missed a day since. He was a "greeny" as to farm work, never having hand led a team, nor had any experience whatever but he was like Barcus; willing, and his employer noticing his willingness, took great interest in teaching him, and Lawrence tells us he is making good every way, and making a splendid farm hand. Harry, aged 14 years, started in the same day, working for T. L. Price in the hardware store, and is there every day promptly attending strictly to business. Jay, aged 12, and Charley, aged 8, are at home working every day like little men taking care of the yard and garden. When you are passing there just take a look at it and see if they are not doing their share and doing it well. The sister, Miss Lou, is her mother's stand-by and is cheerfully and earnestly trying to lessen her bur dens. Their parents are proud of every one of them, and they may well be. They are little men and women. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp. The coming of the Field Hospital and Ambulance Corps, of the Second, Third, Fourth and Sixth Regiments, of the Missouri National Guard, is looked forward to with great pleasure by our citizens, and as they will go into camp in our city, on Thursday morning of next week, July 7th, and remain with us until the following morning, our people from this entire section of our county, should make an effort to come and see them they are men in training who, perhaps, may care for our darling boj wounded or dying on the field of action, or in the hospital crazed with fever they who bind up the wounds and write the last message home to mother. We ask our people from far and near to come and join in extending to them a hearty, patriotic welcome. After the1 have rested from their march from Nodaway, in the after noon of the 7th, they will try to en tertain our baseball team by crossing bats with them on our local diamond. They will break camp Friday morn ing and proceed to the Big Lake, where they go into camp for three days' drilling and practice under in struction from a detailed officer from the regular arm v. J.C. Fitts. of Kansas CM t.v. was here a few days last week looking af ter business matters and visiting wiin relatives ana inenas.