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Shi Mm 46TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 23, 1910. NUMBER 20. mm ... llllIT fW I T illlMMM II l flR tfi AS) SEPTEMBER M SUN M0N.TUE WED. THU.iFRI. 1SAT.I rz 11215 4H6T89!0 11121314151617 18192021222524 52tt27282930 .-.v- -The "Miller Case. a There was tried in our circuitcourt this week a case .tfiatl has had quite '4 record, and the trial- is" A last step , looking to 'the punishment of the 'party that has caused such a rumpus find theresult;ended T inr at mistrial, ' and it will likely "be on the docket at the coming January term. ; TJie case hadj,ts begi nning -t under h titre oi ' DonnefU's. John F: Miller. It seems-that the" Farmers' and Merchants' hank, of Craig, made a lafgerlpaWto -Miller, which was se cured by a mortgage on a large num ber of cattle and 6ther stpek uponliis farm near Craig.' Suit was brought and a judgment for the plaintiff was obtained. An appeal was taken to the Kansas City Court of Appeals, and the case was remanded. Miller took a change of venue, - and the case went to Savannah, where the plaintiff was again successful, and the defend ant took an appeal; the judgment be ing for $2,600. Fending this appeal Miller left and went to Oklahoma. At the January, 1908, term of our circuit court, an in dictment was found against Miller, charging him with disposing of mort gaged property. In November, 1909, Miller was arrested by Sheriff Mc Nulty, at Cheyenne, Oklal and broutrht to this county. Since this time Miller lias been out on bond. The case is on our docket as state vs. Jno. F. Miller, and a change of venue was taken at the April, 1910, term, and Judge Ryan, of the Bu chanan County Criminal Court, was called to hear the case, which was called Monday. The state was represented by Prose cutor Alkire and his assistant, .Frank Petree, assisted by John W. Stokes and W. A. Blagg, of Maryville. The defense, by John Kennish and H. B. Williams. The. first step taken by the defense was to demurrer to the indictment, and this was sustained, and the de fendant was held to the January term of court. This means a new indict ment must be found, and new start made. The case of the state vs. R. E. Gar rett, charged with the unlawful sale of liquor, was called, but as they used to do in the olden times, write it "non est" Garrett failed to answer, and his bond for $200 was ordered forfeited. Today, Friday, the court will again be called, when Judge Ellison will take up the further hearing of the Little Tarkio Drainage district. Crops are good in Holt county this year and our farmers are in line spirits. The wheat yield was not up to the average, but it surpassed ex pectations, and the corn crop gives promise of more than making up any deficiency along this line. In 1909 we had 97,280 ceres in corn with a total yield of 3,210,438 bushels: 7.009 acres in wheat yielding 140,180 bushels. The oats arid hay crop were unusually heavy. The fall pasturage also prom ises to be very tine, year in and year out it is a hard matter to find a-coun-ty that will surpass Old Holt. Keep- tfee-Gity Glean. - - The first duty of a town is to pro vide for the health of the residents that is, so far as it impossible to 'do so by 'preventive measures. 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and pure water nd a'scintific sewerage system! are muispeiisauie aius tu tue pnysicai anu moral welfare of the community. The streetrgutters should be keptf ree from rubbish and have such perfect grade that no water will' find lodg-: ment along the streets on either side. Money judiciously spent-in this work is a safe and sure investment that will be returned with compound inter est. In our own little city there is mucli room for improvement in this direction, and each business man and householder owes it to himself and neighbor to help along this necessity. Just a kindly word from our kindly mayor to the property owners .along both sides of Washington street would no doubt work wonders in making this street present a neat, clean ap pearance. With a little more care, systematic and thorough methods of keeping this and other streets free from weeds, sticks and stones, and other accumulations or rubbish our thoroughfares would be a credit and a pride instead of, in some cases? an eve-sore and cause for mortification We should have an ordinance fixing penalties for dumpingashes and other household refuse to the streets, and it should be enforced. A proper super vision of these matters with a liberal distribution of the ordinances govern injr such matters will ijo far toward realizing the desired neatness. Remember, Mr. Voter, that the Democrats enacted a senatorial pri mary law to hinder you from voting for a party candidate for United States senator without voting, on the same ballot, for the nominees of the party to which your choice for sena tor belongs. You can put the names of Republican candidates for Repre sentative ana btate senator on a Democratic ballot, however, and thus vote for a Republican United States Senator; for the Representative and the State Senator will reflect your vote in the election of a United States Senator by the legislature. Seek light on this matter. Whether 3'ou talk with your neighbor or stranger 'at home or abroad, riding or walking, always have a good word for your town, speak of the beautiful homes, the nice streets, and sidewalks, the excellency of the surrounding country and the intelli gence and enterprise of you neigh bors. Stand by your town through storm and sunshine as you would your best friend in times of distress and you will find it prosperous and thriving as never before- Charley Ilornecker remembered this office one day last week by bring ing in a dozen Jonathan apples that for size and coloring we do hot be- jeve can be beaten anywhere on the globe for the reason that every apple was simply perfect: they were from 10 to 12 inches m circumference. Interests of Town and Country. So many instances have been show where farms within a few miles of Oregon have been readily sold at $100 to $150 per. acre, that such things no longer attract attention. At the same time there is a good reason for such things, and such reason is wliol ly complimentary to our little city It is, of course, true that the land in question is among the best to be found on the American continent and this attracts investors, but the repu tation of Oregon as being a substan tial and progressive city cuts quite figure. The telephone and rural route, its railroad connecting with 10 daily pas senger trains: its live stock market its canning factory, its monument works: its cement block factor; its crushed rock establishment; its fruit packing business; its cider and vin egar factory: its creamery interests these have done much for the dweller in the rural districts, but it is the proximity to a good business point that makes land valuable. The one who lives near Oregon recognizes that lie has access to the best to be found in the country. He can buv goods at as low prices here as they can be had anywhere. He can find a good mar ket here for the products of his land and is in fact in touch with all that is desirable in life. The excellence of the town and sur rounding country insures for him as sociation with the best people to be found anywhere. He has access to religious advantages second to those in' no, other town, while his children are in reach of educationol features of the highest order. The intercourse between, town, and the surrounding country is a consideration of the greatest importance and the success of one is always wholly dependent on that oLtheother.. ' It may be inferred that the farmer living a few miles from his near town is wholly independent of such place, but. this is a grave mistake. He isnor should be, as much interested inthe progress-ami upbuilding of the town as is ariv Resident bf that place. lt:ls the enterprise and progress of Oregon which has built up the territory siSr Grounding it, and which'has made the land so valuable, and the further im provement of' the town means a cor responding advance in the country. l lie mutuality or interests is not so well understood and so thoroughly 'appreciated as it might be, and yet it is a fact that our farmers take an in terest and exhibit pride in the town and its progress. As shown in our annual festivities our Chautauqua, horse shows, etc., and in many other ways, the people or the country are generally willing to do their share. We believe that the people of the country are becoming more thorough ly imbued every day with the duty of of supporting the business enterprises of the town. Those who have made a systematic trial of the matter read liy concede that there is no occasion to send to other points for goods, for they can buy everything as cheap in Oregon as at other points. Even if this were not true, the fact that the interests of their town are identical with their own should govern them in such matters. It is a fact that the town and lo cality are closely identified and by standing by each other progress and success will come to both. Erie Cooper and Eb. Wickham have returned from Topeka, where they attended the state fair and re union of veterans. While there they called upon D. L. Cipher and family. We regret to learn that they found Mr. Nipher bedfast, with both legs and one wrist broken, and badly bruised about the body and face. His condition was brought about by falling down through an opening in a building being erected, to the base ment, Mr. Cipher being night' watch at the building. Mr. Nipher foryears was the school janitor here, and by his kindliness made many friends among students and parents, and they will be pained to hear of his misfor tune. The old and familiar Tncle Ro bert Patterson farm in Forbes town ship, passes to the ownership of Gott fried Sommers, who this week buys the 251 acres from Frank Kneale for the snug sum of $25,100. Alexander VanBuskirk made the sale. Mr. Van Buskirk also sold the old Jerry Ryan place in Nodaway township, consist ing of 37 J acres to Charles T. Dinwid- die for $1500. The place was owned by Jesse Mills, of White Cloud, Kas. The fall meeting of the St. Joseph Presbytery of the Presbyterian church was in session Tuesday 4 and Wednes day of this week, in St. Joseph. Rev. T. D. Roberts, of New Point, was one of the principal speakers. The Pioneers Are Passing. une oi tne lew remaining pioneer merchants of this section of the state who saw service in the days when business was carried on bv means of wagon trains, Richard E.Turner, died Friday last , September 16, 1910, at his home in St. Joseph, at the age of 80 j'ears. In the early days Mr. Turner was associated in business with such men as the late Abram Nave and James McCord, and with them laid founda tions for goodly fortunes when the call of the West was first loud in the land. Mr. Turner saw St. Josepl grow from a mere village to a great trading center, and he had a great deal to do in building up the whole sale business which has put St. Jo seph in the front ranks of the cities of the West as a jobbing center. Mr. Turner was interested in large number of public enterprises in St. Joseph and vicinhy. He was a bank president, organized the first street-car system and first electric- light company there, was active in promoting the St. Joseph & St. Louis and the St. Joseph & Grand Island railroads, was president of the first Doara or traae mere, ana lor manv years was in the wholesale grocery business. He was also a charter member of St. Joseph's first Masonic lodge In 1851 Mr. Turner made his first trip to the Far West. With a stock of goods owned by Abram Nave, for whom he had worked for a while as bookkeeper at Savannah, Mo., he went overland to Salt Lake City, and there spent the winter of 1851-2. In the spring he exchanged what remained unsold of the merchandise for horses, cattle and mules,andwith these hewent on to California, where he sold the live stock at a good profit, and in the fall of 1852 returned to Savannah by way of the Isthmus of Panama and New Orleans. Two j-ears later he made another expedition to California, the caravan consisting of thirty men, sixteen wag ons, fifty horses and mules and 700 steers". The journey across the great American desert was attended by grave dangers, as Indians those days Mvere numerous and hostile, buf the expedition arrived safely, and. the livestock disposed of to a ranch owner on the Sacramento river. This time Mr. Turner returned by way of Ni caragua and New York. In 1855 Mr. Turner became a partner with Abram Nave and James McCord, and conducted a general store in Ore gon, the house then standing on the corner now occupied by the Moore & Kreek store. It was a two-story irame, ana tne secona story was ac. cessible by an outside stairway, on the north side from Washington street. In 1858 tins stock was re- movea to sorest uity. it was con tinued until I860 when Mr. Turner purchased the interest of his part ners, and formed a partnership with II. L. Williams and John M. Frazer. This firm moved to St. Joseph in 18(54 and for many years operated a whole sale house. Mr. Turner was a Virginian by birth, and lived the life of a bachelor. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. M. Williams, and Miss Lizzie. He was a Baptist in religious belief, and made munificent bequests to the William Jewell college, at Liberty, Mo. His funeral was held Sunday last. D. Ward King has started a move for a road to extend from Hannibal to St. Joseph, and warns the business interests of St. Joseph, that if they don't get busy, Kansas City will do so, and get the road. In one hour's time Iowa built a state road across the state from river to river, a distance of over 300 miles. We were glad to see John Stone, the contractor on the street Monday. He is convalescing from a severe at tack of typhoid fever. Ed Carroll has been doing the work of repainting the old bridges for him during his illness. The bridge at the State ferry, Thrail- kill bridge, the Duncan Mill bridge. Those around Craig, Oregon. Forest City and Curzon have all been paint ed and work will begin next week on those around Bigelow. .Mound City and Maitland, the material having been ordered and expected this week. Engineer Morris is using what is nown as the "Iron Clad' paint, in dark red color. Several members of Thatcher's Military Band joined with the Rock- port band and furnished the music for the Rockpprt fair this week. The band will be under the direction of Edgar Thatcher, director of our local organization. Besides Mr. Thatcher, ames and Hanson Murray. Asby and Burns Greene, Loyd McXulty, Hugo Geil, were the members who went. The Platforms. The state platforms, Republican and Democratic, are before the public in the final fcrm thev assumed after long and ambitious efforts by the tw parties at Jefferson City, last week. It is not, after all, the wording of platform which concerns the public near so much as the interpretation of it when the party back of it is power. The Republicans incorporated a number of ideas in their document which should prove widely popular The indorsement of President Taft was merited: it favors a fair and equal representation in the districting of the state. The indorsement of home rule; friendliness towards movements for a new state capito., and a method by taxation, of saving the State uni versity from its impoverished condi tion are to be commended. The Democratic platform quite characteristically contains, chiefly, a note of fault-finding, and is marked by destructive rather than construct ive criticism. The two platforms will be discussed during the campaign, and should re ceive the earnest attention of the per son most interested the man with the ballot. Tne prospects of a Republican vie lory are far from gloomy. The Dem ocracy have thrown all disguises and named a professional politician, ward boss and legislative lobbyist, as chairman of their state committee, thus serving notice, unwittingly of course, that they care nothing lor the real welfare and progress of the state, but are only after the spoils of office and the graft of political patronage. The Republicans of the state are united. They cast their largest vote at the last election and carried the state, though deprived by crooked dis tricting of much to whicli their numbers entitle them. What they offer is the best government based on the best principles and policies,. Let every Republican in Holtcoun ty zealously work for the success of his part congressional, state and county. If the platforms are intelli gently compared, the action of voters cannot be in doubt. On election day see that your ballot reads: For Judge of the Supreme Court, John C. Brown. For Congress, W. K. Amick. For Circuit Judge, Wm. H. Craw ford. For Representative, Hosea B. Law rence. For Presiding Judge, Henry E. Wright. For Judge First district, Philip Schlotzhauer. For Judge Second district , Francis . Gaskill. 1 For Probate Judge, David W. Por ter. For Circuit Clerk, Elvin A. Dun ham. For County Clerk, Frank L. Zeller. For Recorder of Deeds, John M. Hibbard. For Prosecuting Attorney, Henry . Alkire. T For Collector of Revenue, Claud Clark. One of the Early Ones. The St. Joseph News-Press an nounces the death of James W. Pat- ick, which occurred at Sedalia, Wednesday of last week, September 1910, at the age of 70 years. It tells us that he organized the St. Jo seph Plow company in 1880, and in time became reasonably well-to-do, and dis posing of his business and realty went to Sedalia. Jim Patrick came to Holt county in 1840 with his mother, who was a widow at the time, and located on a farm in the now Marion district, and at one time owned the now Forney land. He had a brother Seth and Luke and a sister Sarah, who afterwards married Frank Hart, and we believe still living, her home being at Johnson, Neb.: Seth has been dead a number of years, as also the mother. Luke went to California in 1849, James came to Oregon, and learned to be a blacksmith, and in the course of time went to Nebraska City, and organized a company to manufacture plows. They were pronounced south ern sympathizers, and on the coming on of the civil war, he left this sec tion of the country. Seth lived for several years in the Lincoln district. Mr. Patrick leaves a widow: also a daughter, Mrs. John Lea, and a son, J. K.: they reside in Seattle, Wash. The body was brought to St. Jo seph for interment, the funeral being held Saturday of last week. Mrs. Gideon Kunkel,of Anadarko, Okla., is here on a visit with her daughter. Mrs. W. C. Proud, and nu merous other relatives and friends. She came from Columbia. Mo., where she took her son, Gideon, who, will attend the.state university. Way Down East. Maine has been heard from. It has gone Democratic. Elected a Dem ocratic governor, turned its congres sional representation over to that party, also the state legislature, thereby insuring a Democrat to suc ceed Senator Hale. Nationally it is a protest against Senator Hale, who has persistently ig nored petitions and demands of his constituents for consideration of their interests, and his continued alliance with Aldrich and the special interests. Maine protested against the ex travagance in the management of state expenditures. Maine protested against the further consideration of prohibition as a po litical issue. For half a century the Pine Tree state has been under pro hibitory law, for the enforcement of which it lias adopted one means after another. Every method has been a political method, controlled by the party in power, with the result that vigor of enforcement has been deter mined by its political needs. This is why they voted so largely for Demo cratic candidates for the legislature. in order to secure resubmission of the whole proposition. While Maine has protested against conditions at Washington and at home, it demands a new deal a square deal in national as well as in state administration. Had their home af fairs been more satisfactory, we be lieve, however, its protest against the conduct of national affairs would not have been so emphatic. Our Democratic friends will make a mistake if they assume that the re sult in Maine constitutes a Democratic victory. It is by no means a vote of confidence in the Democratic party. In congress nearly half the Democrats voted for protective duties that the progressives were lighting. They voted against the tariff commission. The spletidid railroad bill, as it be came afteramendment. The result in Maine in a nutshell means a protest by Republicans against other Republicans A protest against the betrayal of the people by the men in charge of its state affairs and its congressional affairs. It's an off yea.rpolitically, and the chances are that the Democrats will repeat past performances and be per mitted to gain a temporary ascend ancy. And this leads up to the ques tion, Why have a majority of 'the Democratic victories been recorded in off years? Is it because the independ ent voters say to the Democrats "We will give you a chance when there's not mucli doing, and if rou don't make good' and the chances are you won't then we can't lose much. Also, we will reverse the order of things the next time, if necessary. The reverse in our opinion will come in 1912. Plenty of Apples. Although Oregon's surrounding ter ritory has yielded more apples of all arieties this year than any time since 1900, but few of them will be held here. The last of the Jonathan crop is being picked. The crop of this variety is large and of a -choice quality, both as to soundness and coloring. The culls, which will prac tically keep forseveral weeks j'et , are turned back to the grower, who is disposing of them at 50 cents per 100 pounds. The picking of the Wine Sap, Ben Davis, Gano and Genitans will likely begin the coming week. As a rule, too, these are of a fine quality. The crop is being handled by Messrs. Moore & Murray, and W. L. Riffe, who are sending them out by carload lots as rapidly as they can be picked and barreled, with the labor abtain able. Shipments are beintr made to St. St. Paul, Sioux City, Chicago, Omaha, Louis and Dakota points. It is estimated that these firms will ship approximately 350 or 400 carloads of apples. When it is remembered that 100 barrels constitute a carload, it means the picking and barreling of something like 00,000 barrels. It means the incoming of about $150,000 in payment for the fruit and the out going of a goodly amount of money lor iaoor, as zu cents an nour seems to be the prevailing pries for picking and barreling. The result is that Oregon, while in the very midst of huge apple produc ing section, will pay as much for apples this winter, as when the crop is short. Oregon is badly in need of an evap orator and large vinegar factory and wj believe it would prove a valuable investment if our orchardists would join and put in these enterprises. Ten officers of the beef trust are now under indictment, charged with combination, conspiracy and illegal monopoly.