OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1910.
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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
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
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
On the 11th inst., Lee, son of George
W. Glick was thrown from a mule
and sustained a greentree fracture of
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
East Lewis Wm. Pennel, James
Bucher, Albert W. Seeman R. H.
C. Cook, ClareiCastle, T. B. Handy
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
Nodaway O. D. G. Gelvin, Henrv
Hershner, Robert Kneale II. Hugh
Brohan, David M. Cropp, Thomas
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-
"On the Job."
The good which is
as a result of the pure
food laws is
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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