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46TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. JULY 8, 1910. NUMBER & SUNJMOH.ITHEWEDlTHU'rRl.iSATJ 6 IP 1 1 18 15 14 15 IB ir IS 1920212223 2512g7l28l2a3QI?g 31 The Reason Why. Some of the lovers of the piscator lal sport in this section, seem to think Mr. Tolerton, our State Game and Fish Warden, should stock the private and public waters with fish, and they have spoken to Riley Tur ney, of Forest Citv, Mr. Tolerton's deputy for Holt county. Mr. Turnev at once put himself in communica tion with Mr. Tolerton, who- at once took the matter up with the attor ney-general, as whether or no he would have the right to use the money derived from hunters' license in stocking waters with fish, or whether the state fish commissioner could do so. Mr. Tolerton fullv in tended to purchase a lot of bass and croppie for stocking purposes, but the state auditor questioned his right to honor his warrants for such pur poses, and this led Mr. Tolerton to write to the attorney-general on the subject, who replies as follows, and the letter is a full explanation as to why Mr. Tolerton can go no farther in the matter: Dear Sir: "I am in -receipt of your communication of the 7th inst in which you ask for a construction of the word "game" as used in Sec tion 68 of the Fish and Game Act of 1909, p. 534. The title of the Fish and Game Act divides the subject into "game ani mals, birds and fish." Section 1 of said Act declares the ownership of all "birds, fish and game1' to be in the State. The Act has numerous sections treating of the protection of game, separate and apart from fish, also sections treat ing of the protection of fish, separate and distinct from that of game. The moneys derived are from licenses from hunting game. The Legislature seemed to have considered that the word "game" does not include fish. Webster's New Cosmopolitan Dic tionary defines the word "game" to be used in the sense of "animals, which are pursued or killed in the chase, or in the sports of the field, either for the use of man or for pas time; as the northern forest are rich in game." In view of the distinction made by the Legislature in the terms of the Act itself, in separating game and fish, I am of the opinion that the word "game" as used in said Section 68 does not include fish." Yours Very Respectfully, E. W. Major, Attorney-General. ".Tack" Sullivan, of Buffalo, N. Y., who was with the Glidden tour, is the lucky possessor of one of the dearest of girls, as his wife, who was foimerly Miss Nellie Luckhardt, of this city, and graduated from our High school in the class of 1894. Mr. Sullivan is a member of the Buffalo News staff, but made the auto trip in the interest of the motor world. This is his sixth tour and in all these has been in the winning car. Miss Bessie Kreek, after week's visit with friends in the Ross Grove district, has returned to her home. WD) 1 I I Incentive to Good Roads. The movement looking to the con struction of a highway from St. Louis to Springfield, Mo., maj"be set down in part, at least, to the good fruits of the automobile. Primarily, there cannot be anything more to the credit of any state than good roads and more good roads. By the simplest processes of reasoning it may be seen that the good road means the welfare of the community through which it passes. The farmer does not go to town when the road is bad. His family, particularly his women folks, speak of the roads as be ing "impassable, at certain seasons, and the; put off shopping and social pursuits. Marketing is not done be cause the hauling is too heavy for the horses. The good road, next to the good school is almost the most im portant factor in civilization. Now that the automobile has come into its own, there is still another motive for making the good road com mon. The pleasures of the well-to-do and wealthy now depend upon the smooth and firm roadways from point to point and after all, men have al ways gone further and worked harder for their pleasures than for anything else. We are glad the automobile lias taken its place in the forefront of modern conveniences and agencies for enjoyment, as well as business. Good or even better roads, between the various points in Southern Holt, with spurs of the same good kind to connect these with Oregon, will mean progress of a very material kind but the IT auto owners here, can do much toward the improving of these roads: with ax and spade, an hour or two's work here and there would in a short time do great things for the highways; it is not for the farmer's alone to drag the roads, but it is for the automobile owner to do his part in helping to im prove the roads. And so once more we give credit to the man wiio makes and sells and drives the motor car. Our Band Concerts. Thatcher's military gave another one of their delightful concertsSatur- day evening. Mr. Thatcher as direc tor, and H. T. Speer as manager, are entitled to thanks of all our people, for these enjoy able concerts. Their program for next Saturday evening, July 9th, will consist of 10 members, and from the following well known composers: March; "The Washington Times; ' A. M. White. Waltz: "Come Over on My Veranda;" Lester Keith. Selection: "Hearts of Gold;" Geo. D. Barnard. Trombone Episode: "Slipperines;" B. G. McFall. March; "Old Faithfull;" Abe Holtzman. March; "The Bullfrog and the Coon;" w. n. jnacKie. Overture; "Sincerety:" Geo. D. Barnard. March; "Battle of Ormquinto;" K. C. Fleming. Two Step; "My Billy Boy;" W. H. Mackie. March; "The Empire;" H. Moon. THE FOURTH IN OREGON FULLY 3,000 VISITORS CELE BttATE A SANE FOURTH IN OUR BEAUTIFUL , LITTLE CITY Independence day was calebratedlh Oregon in splendid old-time styles- visiting day." The day was all that could be wished and at the first peep of day the small boy and the fire cracker could be heard and thev were strictly in it until the closing scenes at night, and he saw Kelson put Gadz out. Young America was happy. Grown up folks too, remindful of their child hood days, assisted in manipulating the perfunctory punk, and ignited far the rising generation those strange and wonderful creations of the pyro- technicist's ar .Patriotism. inculcated by vivacious and lively methods, in sures lasting hold on the sympathetic intelligence of the youth of this land, our future citizens. This is as il should be. ! As the first rays of the sun were dis covered creeping over the hill to the east the same old hill over which once upon a time could be seen the historic stage coach coming on its way for the far west over the old St Joe and Council Bluffs trail There were no ox teams. They came by car riages, wagons, buggies and auto mobilesin on every road leading to our little city, loaded with happ)', prosperous people who had laid aside their cares for a day and, from their smiling faces, it could readily be seen they were out for a day of enjoyment. They came too, to hear the splendid address; the fascinating music; the splendid ball games, and above all to visit with neighbors, friends and rela tives in the beautiful park, which was at the height of its beauty; its cool shade and its rich carpeting of green: an ideal spot for the weary mortal seeking recreation and social enjoy ment, v- A conservative estimate would place the visitors at about 3,000. The park accommodated them all, without un comfortable crowding, and without the least friction or trouble in any way whatever. All from the oldest to the youngest were in good humor, and nothing was permitted to mar the genial and happy disposition which seemed to possess all who came forth from their homes to celebrate the day. The morning exercises consisted of a brief program; music by Thatcher's spendid Military Band. The invoca tion and address of welcome, were de livered by Rev. James Walton. Miss Blanche Markland read the Declara tion of Independence; she read with splendid emphasis and clear, distinct articulation. A sprightly game of ball was also a feature of the morning bill, the contestants were the Weigel's of St. Joseph and the Oregon team- score, Oregon 1; St. Joseph 0. Tne alter dinner program was opened by music, and Chairman of the Day, Don Hunt, introduced the speaker, Hon. W. A. Blagg, of Mary- ville, and while we have in the past had many excellent address, on the 4th of July, we believe it is conceded on all hands, that Mr. Blagg gave us the best address ever delivered here. His theme was what would preserve us as a nation and what would make us a better nation. Unity of purpose and object should be the aim of every true American; unity in every thing that would tend to benefit and im prove local communities; unity of church work; of school work, of legis lative branches; unity of obedience to law and order: with these the nation would go on and on to higher condi tions, regardless of who might be president. The failure of unity of our people was what brought on the civil war The nation could not live half slave and half free. Unity of and good will of the people of any com munity was what made that com munity; a house divided against itself could not stand. He closed his ad dress by complimenting our people, on having one, if not in reality, the first real sane Fourth of July he had experienced it was an ideal celebra tion in every phase of its program. In behalf of our people, we thank Mr. Blagg for his sane address. The amusement committee put on their program. The first was a shoe race. There were several entries; each lad had to be the wearerof laced shoes; he removed them; they piled up in a mixed mass at one end of the street. They were to start from the other end of the line, and run bare footed to the shoe pile, select their own shoes and put them on; the prizes 83, $2 and $1 to go to the first, second and third doing this act. Eber Sher man won first, Giles Cooper, second and Will Brohan, third. The second call was for the wheel barrow race, to be wheeled the lengtl of the north side of the square blind folded. Of the large number of en tries only two reached the end of the line. There were many collisions and was another illustration, of the need of the eyes, that you mav see where you are going; Fred Cook's bar row collided with the stone step in front of Bunker's store and the bar row went to pieces, and Fred did the double sommersault it was laugh able in the extreme John Stafford won first money, 33 and Bob Frye, second, $2. In the potatoe race, the prizes were $3, $2 and $1. First prize was won by Orlie Banes; second, Joe Lentz and third to Barton. Jesse Cordrey, 1st prize, S3, in the sack race.- Following these sports, came the second ball game between St. Joseph and Oregon, resulting in Oregon's vie tory by a score of 6 to 2. The grand stand and bleechers were packed with enthusiastic fans. In the evening, came the splendid concert by the band, and H. T. Speer's moving pictures. The pictures were thrown upon the front of the Evans grocer store, and the crowd looked up on the pictures from the square it was a most excellent arrangement, and it was past 10 o'clock before the last picture was thrown upon the canvas, and tins number ciosea the features of the sanest and really one of the most enjoyable Fourth of July's ever held in Oregon the prettiest little town in all northwest Missouri. The decorations were liberal and Old Glory could be seen floating to the breeze at every hand. Ollie Cole and Edgar Thatcher went to the very pinicle of the water tower, and put fiag 0x9 feet to a staff, over 100 feet above ground long may it wave. The Oregon Leader had the most elaborate decorations. Georsre Gelvin and A. R. McNuIty were the marshal Is of the day. At 7 p. m. there were only MS auto mobiles lined ud along the street by the Keeves garage. Craig, Maitland, Fillmore, Graham, Forest City, Bigelow, Forbes, St. Jo seph, Kansas City and Omaha, had liberal delegations among us to again enjov a rourth m the old town- many went over to the campus to once again look at the old scnooi house and deep down from their heart's came "God b'ess the old town and every creature therein." Now good people of Oregon get ready for your annual Chautauqua. Then you can go some to the Mait land fair; then to the Craig Reunion. In Retrospect. The real estate transactions for the month of June, while not as large as for the month a year ago, they have been sufficient to covince any anyone that something has been steadily do ing in this branch of business. The value of warranty deals was $68,968; trust deeds, $37,088, and the releases amounted to $10,324. This closes the transactions for the first six months of 1910, and the total shows a substantial increase over the same period in 1909. The total war ranty transaction for the six months ending June 30, 1910, were $1,451,396, and for the same period in 1909 they amounted to $1,190,080 an increase of $261,316 over that of 1909. We have had 67 marriages during the six months just ended, which is an increase of 12 over the same period a year ago. The birth record for the six months of 1910 shows a total of 90 i0 were boys and 40 girls; in this are three pairs of twins the first, a boy and a girl to John Ackles and wife, May 25: the second, boy and girl to Amos Meyer and wife, June 8th; the third, boy and girl to John Nixon and wife, June 12. The births are short just 14 as compared with the same six months in 1909. The deatlrroll shows an increase of 13 over that of the six months of 1909, the total for the six months of 1910 being 57, of these 35 were males and 12 females. The average age of those dying in 1910 was 65 years, while in 1909 it was 48i years. A remarkable Dhase of the 1910 death roll is the ad vanced average age, and is due to the fact that in these six months 29 had reached their three score and ten, 13, four score years "and two their 90th mile post. June Weather. It is said that a dry June means good corn crop: we have had the form er; let us hope and pray for the latter. lhe normal June rain fall is 4.38 inches for June, 1910, we had 2.66 inches; nealy 1.75 inches less than the average rainfall. For the first time in the memory of those who have been among us for 50 or more years, June, 1910, has wit nessed no rise in the Missouri river. The extreme warm March weather is likely responsible forthisas it brought the snow and ice to melting condi tions during that month. The week or March 23d the river was 13 feet above low water mark, and the French bottoms above St. Joseph were all under water, and these fig ures brought the markings within a incnes oi nign water line so we really had our June rise in March Think of this and then be thankful. In June, 1908, we had 12.05 inches of rainfall, and in 1909 we had 7.89 inch es, and in 1910 we had but 2.66 inches, the second driest June ever recorded here, the driest being in 1905, when we had onlv 2 inches fall, and in 1900 we had 2.68 inches in temperature we nave had a warmer month than that of 1907, 1908 or 1909, yet not as warm as the nor raal June. The mean for the month in 1907 was 68: for 1908, 69; 1909, 69, and for 1910 it was 70, yet the normal for June is 72. , The hottest day of the month, 1910 was 95 degrees on the 20th. The highest June temperature ever recorded here was 106 degrees, J une 17th, 1864, and the lowest was 41 degrees in 1856 and 1861. The month just passed opened cold and cloudy, and looked discouraging to corn grow- ers, the average low temperature be ing 46 degrees but the needle began to crawl upward and the remainder of the month was ideal corn weather. On the 25th, we had an inch rain fall, accompanied by much lightning wmcn aia some damage in various parts of tHe county. J. B. Duncan had a steer killed. O. P. Rotkin. of Hickorv townshin. lost his mammoth hav barn, burning to the ground. Fortunately he had hut lifcfclfi stuff in m,p ham strong as it may seem he knew nothing of its destruction until the following morning. xne iigntning greatly damaged a large corn crib belonging to George Kurts. Henry Hershner had a horse killed. William Nute and Dave Ken nedy, oi Aiaitiana, eacii had a cow oiled. frank Keiffer 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. Elmer Thornton, of the Shaifer district, began harvesting his wheat, Thursday, June 23d; an unusualiy early date. The coldest place on earth inhabited by man is Verkhoyansk, above the Arctic circle in Siberia. The ther mometer there drops to 90 degrees be low zero in January, but sometimes rises to 86 degrees above zero in the shade in July, dropping, however, to the freezing point on the warmest summer nights. The hottest place in the world is the interior of the great Sahara desert in Ainca, wnere the thermometer rises to 122 degrees. The wettest place is Cherrapangee, Assam, where the mean annual rain fall is 600 inches. The place of least rain is Port Nol- loth, in South Africa, where less than an inch sometimes falls in a year. The range of the temperature for the month of June, 1910, has been: Max Min 9f 1 45 95 3 47 94 4 46 ! 91 5 44 i 93 7 48 Mean maximum, 57. Mean, 70. Normal for the month, 72. Rainfall for the month, 2.66 inches; greatest fall in 24 hours was 1 inch on the 25th. During the week June 17th to 23d inclusive the average temperature was 93.71 degrees. The fluctuations being: 17th, 90; 18th, 94; 19th, 91; 20th, 21st, 94; 22d, 91;13d, 90, an unusual record for June. The world's first regular aerial pas senger cruise was made by Count Zeppelin in his great dirigible, June 22d, with 10 passengers, from Stutt gart, Mannheim and Cologne to Duseldorf, Germany, 280 miles. A quake shook Central Italy on the 7th, killing some 200 people and stroying $2,000,000 of property. de- Wind and rain storms visited var- a ie country during the uviii.il. me olu a cioua oursb came to Kansas City and water got into its union denot arain. fnr t.h first time since 1903. Near Beer is Barred. The local option law of Missouri is strong enough to reach out and sup press the sale of "temperance beer," and prohibit the establishment of places where intoxicants may be stored for distribution to residents. This was the substance of two opinions filed in our supreme court last week, one by Judge Gantt, affir ming the validity of the act prohibi ting the establishment of store houses for the distribution of intoxicants in local option communities, and the other by Judge Fox, affirming the provision of the local option law which forbids the sale of any kind of beverages containing alcohol in coun ties and communities that have adopted local option The ruling of Judge Fox will be of wide concern, since it has been a question for more than twenty years as to what limit the court would place upon the sale of beverages, in local option communities, that con tain a small per cent of alcohol. Judge Fox holds, and the other judges of the court sustain him, that no beverage can be sold in such com munities that contains any alcohol whatever. This knocks the last prop from under the sale of so-called "tem perance beer," even if the same does contain less than one-half of one per cent of alcohol, as is claimed. In his opinion Judge Fox held that "alcohol is an intoxicating liquor, regardless of quantity. It is immaterial what effect it may have upon the human system. It is an intoxicant, however much it may be diluted. Intoxicating liquors embrace any beverage con taining alcohol in any quantity what ever." G. Washington Price, of Atchison county, was prosecuted for keeping a storeroom and distributing intoxi- cants- He attacked the validity of the law through a demurrer which was sustained by the court. From this decision the state appealed. Judge Gantt holds that the trial court erred, and reverses the finding. The actual sale alleged was one quart of whisky, and it was contended that the sale was for family use, and hence could not be prohibited by a statute. Judge Gantt does not aerree with this view of the case. He holds that the law is valid and binding in all particulars. The liquor store house, 1 'order house" or "wet grocery," as it var iously is called, was the outgrowth of local option. Some one in a dry neighborhood would establish a depot for storing liquors. Consumers would make orders, presumably in advance, and then go to the store room and draw upon the same as de sired, and usually pay as drawn. The law was intended to prohibit this- method of disposing of intoxicants. Those Who Have Not. Miss Marjorie Gould, who was re cently married to young Mr. Drexel, got $2,000,000 worth of wedding pres ents. Thousands of other young men and maidens were married the same day in this broad land of ours who got nothing but the good wishes of their friends, a few clocks, a dozen or so of lamps, some old pieces of silverware, and quite a number of useless nick nacks. If the cash value of a young couple's wedding presents made for happiness, the young Dexel's ought to be the happiest of all the days crop of new- lyweds. But it doesn't. Bob and Betty, who expects to live on Bob's salary of $15 a week, will probably be as happy in their modest little four- room Hat as Anthony and Marjorie will be in tlieir $500,000 mansion on Fifth avenue. They will not have many luxuries, perhaps their comforts will be few, but neither will they have the worries that a lavish estab lishment entails. Mary, when she married John, did not get diamonds by the quart, nor golden plates for the dining table of her modest little cottage in the su burbs, but the lilacs that are bloom ing there for her could be no more fragrant in the park of a palace, and food seasoned with love is as sweet on porcelain as it is on gold. If you keep the little birds singing in your heart you will not envy the money others have, and you will never have to "beat it to Reno" to join the divorce colony. Much money has wrecked many lives, so do not worry if it is not your portion. Courage and true hearts will carry you farther any day.