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m mt 46TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1910. NUMBER 11. SUN MON.THLEDJTHUJFRl. SAT. 1 1112 5 El 5 6 718 9 IQll 12 15 14 1516 irigl9 2Q212225 24 2 26 27 28 29 30 51 1 I 11 1 1 f3 Melville W. Fuller. Melville W. Fuller, chief justice of the supreme court of the United States, who died on the 4th instant, had a most remarkable record as a jurist. In length of service he stood third among the chief justices of that court, serving 22 years, while Tarrey served 28 years and Marshall 34. In number of important cases the opin ions in which he personally prepared, he surpassed both those jurists, though some of their decisions will always be cited, because relating to fundamenal questions of government. And Justice Fuller made this record, although he was comparatively un known when President Cleveland ap pointed him to the bench, so much so that conlirmation met with serious opposition in the senate and through out the country. But President Cleveland knew his appointee to be better qualified than his opponents would admit. Justice Fuller hart gained reputation as a scholar, versed in ecclesiastical his tory and legal lore, both of which gave him success in the great est here sy case ever tried in this country that of Bishop Cheney before the su preme court of Illinois. His know ledge of constit utional and commer cial law had also been demonstrated in several important cases, so that when he was investigated, asuHicient number of his opponents was com pelled to admit his qualifications, to insure his confirmation. Justice Fuller, though a Democrat, never permitted his politics to inter fere with his judgment. In this re spect he was frequently declared to be absolutely without bias. lie had the confidence of men of all parties, was respected for his impartiality and honored for his genuine worth. Saw Tidal Wave. Mrs. T. C. Dungan and daughter, of Oregon, Mo., have been with the fam ily of S. B. Austin in Long Beach, Cali., since January, started home July 5, stopping on the way at Bovina, Tex., to visit a daughter, Mrs. Charles Zachman. On July 3rd and 4th, they had the rare opportunity of witness ing the highest tide in 20 years on that beach, with breakers 40 feet high, which nearly demolished the $143,000 pier which has only been built three 3rears. Other high priced property suffered. The old Pacific was in one of its grandest and most wonderful moods with a perfect day. Seventy five thousand visitors overflowed the sands, the pike and surf and enjoyed the mystery of the tide and breakers. An old subscriber in the Jefferson ian. Mrs. Dungan and Hortense are expected home Monday or Tuesday next. There home coming will be ap preciated by all our people they have been missed. It was a jolly bunch: Ed Weller, John Long, Lester Hodgin, P. D. Miller, Don Weller and Ralph Colli son, of Maitland, came down in an auto Saturday, and saw the Rockport Oregon baseball game. Beware the Counterfeit Sport. The mother who allows a 16-year-old daughter to float around the town in a top buggy until 2 a. m. with a counterfeit sport with weak jaw and weaker morals merely opens the front door to grief and disgrace. If jou don't know what company girls keep or what time of night she turns in, your roar when the gossips get busy will sound as pathetic as the wheeze from a jewsharp. The girl who insists on spooning with everybody in the corporate limits ought to be backed into the woodshed and relieved of her overflow of affection with a No. 11 slipper laid carelessly across the hip lets. We had sooner see a girl kiss a blind goat through a barbed wire fence than have her change partners six nights a week in the front parlor with the light turned low. It is harder to marry off a girl who has been paw ed over by every yap in the commun ity than it is to fatten a sheep on pineapple ice. You can't gold brick a sharp eyed suitor with second hand goods any more than you can lit a bath robe on a goat. There are lots of weak minded parents who are go ing up against the judgment day with about as much show as a crosseyed girl in a beauty show, and their chil dren wlli rise up and call them blessed with the enthusiasm of a one-legged man at a club dance Balls County Times. Some Accidents. Mrs. Joseph Elder and her three children of Upper Holt, were in a run away Tuesday of last week, July 12th. Mrs. Elder and her three year old son and a daughter five were thrown from the vehicle, the two latter being bad lv bruised. On the 11th inst., Lee, son of George W. Glick was thrown from a mule and sustained a greentree fracture of the wrist. James Russell, who came to Corn ing on the rods and beams of a freight train, and had worked a few weeks for Andy Dankers and others, was ar rested Tuesday morning in an at tempt to beat Grandma Prosser out of a board bill of two weeks. Prose cutor Alkire came up Tuesday eve ning and prosecuted him in Esquire Buckminster's court before a jury, which returned a verdict of (50 days in jail and a fine of $50. On Wednes day morning he was taken to Oregon bv Constable Adkins. It is said that he is a deserter from the coast ma rines of the navy near Philadelphia, and that a reward is out for him. It is evident that he was a sailor as he had a number of tattoo marks on his arms Corning Mirror. Vaughn Bryant, special corres pondent of the St. Louis Star, was here a few days last week, obtaining data for an article on Holt county for his paper. He is a most agreeable and companionable young man. He met his old university chums, W. R. Curry and Don Hunt, while here. CAMP MORTON'S ACTIVITIES. The Hospital Corps Breaks Camp, After Four Days' Activity at Big Lake. After a strenuous four days of camp practicing an the regular armv ma neuvers for the hospital divisions, the combined hospital corps of the national guard broke camp Wednes day morning early of last week, July 13th, for their return march to St. Jo seph. Three days were taken for their return, they going into camp at Forest City Wednesday evening. The camp at Big Lake from every view point has been the most success ful one which the hospital corps has ever attended. The camp was located on the Coke Jackson land just north of the Jackson Lake House, and of ficial orders from Commander Geb- hart, announced that the camp would be officially known as "Camp Morton" in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Morton, chief surgeon of Missouri's National Guard, and who was one of the organizers of the Field Hospital Corps. The camp was strictly a school of instruction for the hospital divisions of the Missouri National Guard, and only maneuvers relating to field hos pital corps were practiced. Major Gil Christ and two sergeants from the regular army at Fort Leavenworth put the men through a four day's course of strenuous drills and modern hospital maneuvers. Almost every day they were given marches of 15 miles over that terri- tor', north and south of Bigelow,over a territory they never saw before. All of these routes leading to the camp from all directions, even the farms houses were mapped out, and used in the maneuvers. The strictest military discipline characterized the camp, and was in command of Major O. C. Gebhart, of St. Joseph, head of the Field Hospital Corps of that city, and consisted of HO men and 12 commissioned and non commissioned officers, and were de tailed from the Third, Fourth and Sixth regiments of the national guard. Chief Surgeon Morton attended the encampment and maneuvers, and was highly pleased over the success of the camp, it being the first one that the medical division has held alone with out the infantry. He reports that all the members of the corps stood camp life exceedingly well, and when off duty were given leave of absence. which they enjoyed boat riding, fish ing and bathing. The corps passed through our city Thursday morning on their return home, and reached St. Joseph Friday afternoon. Fully 300 people visited the Lake and Camp Sunday of last week, 10th inst., coming from Oregon, Maitland, Craig, Mound City, Corning, Fairfax and Tarkio there were 18 autos stretched along the banks of the Big Lake in the afternoon. Our citizens greatly appreciate Mr. Benton's public spirit in granting to the Hospital Corps, the use of his grounds, during their stay here. On Saturday evening, July !)th, Dr. and Mrs. I. M. Minton, were hosts at their elegant home in Fortescue, to the officers of the Corps, and as Dr. W. II. is a member of the Corps, he again was under the roof of the old home, and once again enjoyed some of the pies mother used to make. The full alignment of officers were present, and as the Dr. and wife are most gracious entertainers, the 'enjoyment and pleasure coming to the guests was complete the occasion will be one of the very pleasant recollection of their "hike' to the Big Lake 1010. Many Railway Fatalities. Railroads operating in Missouri, ac cording to the annual report of the state railroad commission, for the year ending June 30, 1909, killed 353 persons and injured 4.53(5. This is a heavier casualty than for 1908 when 32(5 persons were killed and 3,440 in jured as the result of railroad acci dents. The passenger morality was com paratively slight. All the railroads killed but 35 passengers. Of the other killed 125 were employes and 193 were other than passengers and employes. This covers those killed at grade crossings, persons killed while beat ing their way, and those run down while on the railroad rights of way. Of the total number of persons in jured 733 were passengers, 3,292 were employes and the remaining 500 were neither. Ohio's Shame. i ne lyncnmg m unio oi a young man employed by the Anti-Saloon League as a socalled "detective," who killed.a man in a raid upon his alleged speak easy," is an unfortunate but legitimate consequence ot pursuing improper methods to secure what may be quite proper ends. The doctrine that ends justifies the means is an ancient one. as discredited as it is old, but it still finds favor in the mind of the dogmatist and the fanatic. The man who can never see the other side of any question, the man who is so sure he is right that he thinks all others should be made to conform to his ides, the man who can not believe that others can differ with him without being dishonest, the man who ascribes moral turpitude to all who oppose his standard of right and wrong, is the one who be lieves all means are justifiable to ac complish what he considers a good purpose, wnen such men acquire power they use it arbitrarily, unjust ly and often brutallv. Without legal power they often try to usurp it. There is no justification, save in the mind of such a person, for the em ployment of irresponsible men of bad character or unknown character, to engage in "detective" work and to make private raids upon places the directors of the raid believe to be operating contrary to law, and whose suppression, if such belief be true, belong solely to the constituted au thorities. No league no more than a private individual is justified in an effort at private enforcement of any statute. Men "may band together for the pur pose of educating their fellows and to create sentiment in support of anv principle or law. They may aid the authorities ;in many ways actively and seek to stimulate them to active ty. But they have no right to usurp the functions of law officers nor to use violence or forcibly or illegally trespass upon or violate the rights of individuals. Respect for one law cannot be in culcated by showing disrespect for other laws or contempt for individual rights guaranteed under the law, and no claim that the individual whose rights are invaded is a violator of the law constitutes justification. The question is not whether the Anti- Saloon League is seeking a good end, or whether those to whom they are opposed are doing harm. It is solely a question of proper methods, of hu man rights and of general respect for law and order and decency of be havior. The man who demands that others shall obey a law distasteful to them, must himself respect all laws whether they meet with approval or not, else he has no standing in equity, and in the matter of universal respect for and observance of law is doing more larm than good. And in this matter it is immaterial whether he acts as an individual or becomes one of a league or association. Greater Confidence. A few months ago the people were about ready to revise their former opinion concerning President Taft. They had looked for results, and such results as they wanted seemed not to be forth coming. They were consider ably disappointed regarding the tariff law, and believed all legislation tend ed more to the benefit of special in terests, than of the people as a whole. But now there is an evident re-revision of public opinion, the people hav ing greater confidence in the Presi dent, who appears during the past several weeks to have accomplished more than he was expected to do. And the transformation of public opinion. is not without cause. During the last month of the session there was a transformation in congress: senators and representatives having been impressed with the fact that they were to beheld to strict account ability in the coming election. There was no other construction to be placed upon the special congressional elect ions, and the results of municipal con tests. There was protest from one end of t he country to the other. Pub lic opinion could not be ignored only at personal and party cost, and con gress did not ignore it. but did the best it could under the circumstances. So behind the transformation scenes lies public opinion, so shaped and so expressed that there was no mistak ing its meaning. It held before con gress the penalty of responsibility which it enforced at every opportun ity. It issued its orders which were obeyed so far as possible. Public opin ion became the "big stick" which the people, not the President, held over the capitol, and by which they succeeded in securing the redemption of more campaign pledges than is usually made by a victorious party. Primary Election Judges. The county court on Tuesday, of this week, selected the following to act as judges at the coming primary election to be held, Tuesday, August 2d. Bigelow James W. White, Thomas T. Wilson and Emmet T. Courier R John Slater. Guy Jones and J. G. H inkle 1). North Benton A. B. Caton, Wil liam Mc Roberts and Fred Spring R t. Q. Mitchell, J. T. D&rmont and George Hoi ton D. South Benton S. E. Proud, W. M Frazier and A. O. Swope R. N. B Thomas, G. W. Glick and W. F. Vance D. Clay II. W. Gilbert, Eb. Rozell and J. W. Crider R. Chas. D. Weller. Lafe Dawson and Levi Thompson D. Forbes James Cordrey, Sol Meyer and W. S. Hodtrin R. C. H. Carter. E. Taylor and J. R. Milne D. Forest J. G. Comer, George W. Lease and W. L. Reynolds R. H.B. Terhune, John France Sr. and D. C. Stallard- I). Hickory W. H. Hodgin, V. G. Cri der and Wm. Kneale R. J. S. Moore, E. W. Smith and Wm. A. Mever D. Liberty Elmer Eddy-, Henry Miller Ben Smith R. A. W. Norman, E. J. Mann and Joe Kite D. Lincoln Irvin Dankers, Andrew Peters and Henry Dege R. P. A. Christen, E. A. Roselius and W. A. Browning D. East Lewis Wm. Pennel, James Bucher, Albert W. Seeman R. H. C. Cook, ClareiCastle, T. B. Handy D. West Lewis G. W. Cummins, Jas. Meyer, Earl Richards R. T. L. Price, T. S. Hinde, R. G. Ruley D. Minton John E. Martin, Ira Al kire, Charles Mosier R. G. W. Chiming, Geo. W. Hinkle, O. W. Van Camp D. Nodaway O. D. G. Gelvin, Henrv Hershner, Robert Kneale II. Hugh Brohan, David M. Cropp, Thomas Derr D. North Union E. L. Gaffney, Geo. Secrist, J. C. Butler R. Arch Sharp, R. Nauman, Alex Gray D. South Union Conrad Ideker, Ed N. Doebbllng, Roger McCoy R. An dy II aer, W. J. Rondall, T. F. Peb- lev D. "On the Job." The good which is being achieved as a result of the pure food laws is 1 arger than the public as a whole has any knowledge of. The people who flavor, and color, and imitate and mis label, with no consideration for the world's stomach, are striking squalls every day. Not a great, deal of noise is being made about the enforcement of the law. The officials are working quiet ly but in different places: at inter vals of a few days, vast quantities of tainted foodstuffs are being destroyed: the manufacturers are being discour aged from endeavoring to palm of questionable articles, and the stocks in the stores are becoming more wholesome. Not many weeks ago al most an entire train load of macaroni was condemned and destroyed in Chicago, because unwholesome color ing matier had been employed. Some two weeks ago 4.500,000 ice cream "cones" were seized in New York, because they contained a cer tain ingredient, which is harmful to the human stomach. This vast ship ment was to have been sent to Gal veston, Tex., a fact which sheds a curious light upon the ends to which the manufacturers will go in their efforts to supply markets everywhere. But Galveston did not receive the cones," and was doubtless well off without them. The officers who are conducting this crusade against poisonous foods do not cut a very large figure in the world, so far as the eye is concerned: but they are "on the job." The day is speedily coming when a purchaser who sets out to buy a com modity, of no matter what kind, will be able to get what he goes for, with out being a chemical expert and without wondering what, effect his purchase will have on his family, when it is served on his table. Erie Richards and Mercer Hinde are taking an outing in a rather nov el way. Erie is the owner of a typi cal Indian canoe, and they made their launching at Leech's mill on the Nodaway last Monday morning and from there they will go down the Nodaway to its mouth and thence up the Missouri to the Big Lake. They will fish and hunt, and by the time they return, they will doubtless have learned how "to paddle their own canoe." Edward Knealeon Monday, bought a fully equipped Mitchell car from the J. H. Keeves agency. Prize Fight Picturers. The large amount paid for exclusive moving pictures of the Jeffries-Johnson prize fight may not prove as good an investment as was anticipated. Many cities and towns have barred exhibition of them, some for reasons pertaining to the maintenance of peace, others from consideration of public morals. Police authorities feel that race prejudice should not be ex cited needlessly, while reli mmis or ganizations believe that the public should be protected from an exhibit ion of brutality which can but con duce to degeneracy. The commercial izing of this prize fight has met a ser ious obstacle in adverse public senti ment. The most important movement against the exhibition of the urize tight pictures was inaugurated bv the officials of the Christian Endeavor Society, who petitioned the authori ties of every city and considerable town to bar them. Comment! ntr on this movement Cardinal Gibbons said that the children have to be protect ed, as well as men and women who otherwise might see such brutaHty. Governors and mayors all over the country have taken similar positions, with but few exceptions, and these in defiance of public sentiment, as pro tests against, their decisions plainly show. That such protests should be made against pictures is not remarkable, vhen it is remembered that pictures give a representation true to life. Moving pictures are the next to the real thing, and when that is of a na ture antagonistic to good morals, the pictures must be: and when public sentiment dictates protection of good morals, men in authority should not ignore it. The whole moving picture business may be more carefully scru tinized, if they do. Bleached Flour. The national pure food and drug law has achieved a victory in Kansas City, where a jury has decided in favor of the government in a suit against the millers who have bleached, or adulterated, or mislabeled flour. The case was made in the nature of a test, and will be submitted to the higher courts, but in the "first round" the flour men were worsted. The trouble seems to have arisen from the fact that certain high grade grain produces a flour which is whiter than that made from inferior wheat. To overcome this condition, dealers in inferior commodities have resorted to artificial processes to efface the difference in appearance. The millers fall back upon an argu ment which has become some what monotonous because of its general use in scores of other cases nameh, that the farmer will be the sufferer through the "bleaced flour" verdict though just how this is to brought, about is not.apparent, unless the wheat grow ers have been paid the highest prices for inferior grades of wheat, and this does not seem at all probable. If any class of men has profited by the deceptions which have been prac ticed, it may be assumed pretty safe ly that it has been the millers. On the whole, the decision reached at Kansas City would seem to be a gratifying one. For if the public wants what it wants when it wants it. it also ought to know what it gets when it gets it. Given Their Liberty. Six hundred young pheasants, fully feathered and as large as partridges, were shipped out from the State Game Farm on Friday of last week, l our state game warden, to be liberated in various sections of the state. The young birds are said to be as active as quail and have many of the same characteristics. The young birds will be released upon the farms and lands of men who will promise to protect them and pre vent hunters from shooting them next winter. The birds will require no at tention except during cold weather, when the game warden will make pro visions for having them fed. These are the first pheasants to be liberated in Missouri, and the experi ment of raising pheasants in captiv ity and liberating them when fully feathered and able to care for them selves, will be watched with interest throughout the United States. Miss Henrietta Thomas, the ac complished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thomas, of Woodland, Cali., will be a memler of the High school faculty of that city for the coming school year and will have the Latin and German chairs. She is an Ore gon girl, leaving here with her par ents when a mere child. She is a graduate from Leland Stanford Uni versity and Radcliff College. Like all of Oregon's products, she too Is making good.