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49TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1913. NUMBER 24. FOR XINKTV-HIX YBAKS. For Nearly 100 Years the Metho dists Have Been ' Doing Business in Missouri. I the Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, St. Louis and Texas conferences of I lie. Methodist Episcopal clmrcli of today. I The ninety-sixth animal session of the Missouri conference of the .Metho dist Episcopal church, convened In Trenton, Tuesday September Sn, and closed Its labors the following Sun day, October , llil.l, and was presided over by lllshop Charles W, Smith, of St. Louis. The organization of the work of the Methodist Episcopal church In Mis souri bci;an In September, lflu, at a conference held In Slilloli meeting house In Illinois territory, lllshop McKcndrce presiding. kkkkkkkkkr vaapFBaaaaaaaH kkkkkkkT kkkkH tH HEW. I. II.TIIOMr.SON. The llrst annual conference held In Missouri Territory was ttt McKcndrce Chapel In (.'ape fllrardeau circuit In I'lli, lllshop George presiding. The conference at that time embraced part, Knot all of Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas territories. In IK.'land Is25 the scene shifted to Illinois, the meetings being held one year In I 'ad lleld, St. Clair county, and the next year In New Tennessee-, Saline coun- ty. The work grew and prospered until 1814, when the Methodist Kplscopal church was ruptured by the slavery question and most of the work and churches In slave-holding territory seceded and organized the Methodist Kplscopal church, South. The conference of 1815, which rep resented the church of the entire statu, met In Columbia and was In session eleven daj s. As tulhuques- tlon of seceding the debates were earnest and exciting. In tlie crisis of the debate, itev. William ration In troducud a series of resolutions, pre ceded by a recital of facts In the form of a whereas, which Itev. Andrew Monroe seconded, the purpose of which was to determine and tlx the position of the conference. The reso. billons declared both In form and sub. stance that the virtual suspension of lllshop Andrew from his episcopal of. lice by the late general conference of the M. K. church without charge or form of trial, thereby adopting a principle and setting u precedent evolved by the continued agitation of slavery and Its abolition, which, ad he red to, would unchurch hundreds of the best ministers and thousands of the best members In the slave holding states, thereby in the delib erate Judgment of the Southern anil Southwestern conferences, In general conference In Louisville, Kyiu May, 1815, determined that a separation from the M. K. church was necessary and that thu Jurisdiction of the gen eral conference of said conference Is dissolved. A No that the plan of scpa tlon allows the organization of ills tlnct and separate conferences of the "Methodist Kplscopal church.Sonth,'" and that therefore we adhere In said conference, South. These resolutions were advocated on the lloor of thu conference by Itev. Messrs. Joseph Uoyle, of Centenary church, St. Louis; Andrew Monroe, Thomas T. Ashby, William Pat ton, Wesley Drowning and Jesse Greene. The vote being finally taken, they were adopted by yeas 8(1, nays 14. The total membership of the church In Missouri at that time (lH4.il "as only Jtl.OUI-'.MAI- white and 2,520 colored. The general conference of 1HJ8 re organized the work in this state that had been ruptured overy ine slavery uuestlon, and the annual conference met that year In Belleville, III., In connection with the Illinois confer ence. There were 15:18 church mem' bers and twenty-four local preachers who still adhered to the Methodist Episcopal church, and tills was the nucleus about which was gathered the material out of which lias groVn t was In no sense an Inviting Held, but then the heroic men of that day, for they were heroes, did nnt"dcsplse the day of small things." The dis ciplinary allowance of a traveling preacher was $100, and If he had a wife. It was rjon, with a very fair as- suranceof getting only a part of that amount, In isill the membership grew rapid ly, and a phenomenal growth came to the church from Kin to ISiU. The untarnished loyalty of that body af ter the Issues of the war were set tled, led many to Methodist communion. It 1WH the St. Louis conference was organized, and embraced all that ter ritory lying south of the Missouri river. When this division was made about all the men who may be re garded as builders of the conference were found north of the river, arm they were called the "Old Guard,' Among these were: .1. .1. Ilentley, who Is still with the conference, and attended the Trenton conference of llii:i:.l W. Caughlln. .1. II. Hopkins, Nathan Shumate. Samuel liuiTman, lauii's Whlttcn and his son Hubert, Nelson Henry, Andrew Hew ley. J. I. Iliiren, Isaac Hum. Moses Trader, Charles II Kellcy.J. K. Chamberlain, .1 M and .1. A Wilson, T. .1. IVrrlll, YV I'. Clayton and others. Iloukllis was mobbed In Platte county In H15 at Moorr s t liapel hut escaped by swimming Platli river I lew ley was taken hi a mob from Missouri to Texas In Hit and hanged. l!ev. Sellers received acoat of tar at llochester, In Andrew county during the civil war. The modern circuit preacher Is properly a pastsr taking the over sight of the Dock. The old circuit preacher was seldom at home more than one week out of four and some times only two days out of thirty; while today the circuit preacher Is seldom away from home at all, or If away, It Is only for a fewdavsata time. The allowance of a preacher forty years ago, as staled before, was only tim for himself and f urn for a wile, II hit had one, That was his allowance if he could get It. In the old Mlssou- rl conference very few of the "Old Ouard" ever received It. Many of them labored a whole year and only received In cash tin, not a dollar week for their toll and sacrltlce. The llrst sermon delivered In this city was preached by K. M Marvin, who afterward became Identified will the South branch, and became one o the mot conspicuous bishops of that church. Tills sermon was delivered in December, IT-', In the old original frame court house, that stood on the corner occupied by the anilusklrk Proud building. Ills earlier minis. tcrlal years were spent In Holt conn ty. He frequently held services also at the home of John X. Illalr In now llenton township. Marvin's gar merits were In a mosldllapltlatedcon- dltlon, and the day following his llrst sermon, a few friends got togethc and presented him with a new Jeans suit The Methodist church of this city Is the outgrowth of the original or ganlatlon Instituted In the winter of 1811, and organized by Itev. Kdwin Perry, and was organized at the rest denceofKllas Davidson, two miles north of Forlies, and some live or six miles southeast of Oregon. Ilesldcs the minister and his wife, the mem bers of this organization were HenJ mln Davidson and wife, John Hobl son, ueo. scon anil wne, wniiain Hoblson and wife, Joslab Pierce and wife, Chloe Pierce, Geo. W, Lucas and wife, Prances A, Pierce, a daughter o the two last mentioned The Methodists prior to INitl had no regular organization In this city. On the nth of June, of that year, Itev Kdward Hoell organized this church with the following membership: llcnjamln Allen and wife, Kdgar Al len and wife, Mrs. Kllzabcth Hunker, L. D Harries and wife, Jacob Cronk and wife, J. A. Callen and wife, Dr. A. J. Evans and wife. Dr. Kvanswas the secretary of the llrst quarterly conference held In the city. In 18(tt the following were added to the mem bership: Dr. Ileubcn King and wife, A. IlobllUell and wife, Mrs. Eliza- beth Kreek, Samuel Whltmcr and wife, Jno. Proud and wife, Joseph Martin and wife. Of these original members we believe Mrs. Elizabeth Hunker Is the 'only surviving mem lur. The original church building was erected In I860, under the ministry of F. S. Dlgga- It was a frame struc ture, Mxll feet. On July 4, WO.,lt gave way for the second building, when the corner atone was laid, the sermon beiug delivered by Elder John Wayman, of St. Joseph, the ceremo nies being in charge of Itev. Isaac Chhlngton, the pastor, who was as sisted by Itev. 8. II. Enyearl.of Ora- am. A heavy mortgage Indebted ness being over the church, and was I eld by the late Judge It. II. missel. n settling up his affairs Just prior to I Is death, and asking Mrs. Elizabeth Hunker what he might do for her, she requested that he release the church from its Indebtedness, and thus through her Influence the church was relieved from this burden, In I., I and was formerly dedicated that year, une Hi, 1x87, during the ministry of It. Sassccn. In I8s valuable Im provements were made to the struc- urc. Including steam-healing, etc. A handsome parsonage Is a part or thcM. K. church property ami Is I built on the north lot of the church. It was built In I8'.2, the cornerstone being laid January 1M, andwas named n honor of Mrs. Hcbecca Graham, the Mow of Itev. I". II. Orahani, who ad this charge In ls'1-2. He was the father of our fellow townsman, rank Graham, of tills city: of the late Mrs. Kate 0. Holt-.. Joseph II. Graham, and Mrs, Elizabeth Dclislow: William, formerly of St. Joseph, and George, now of Kansas City: he was also the grandfather of Mrs. Minnie Moore, of lids city. Mother lira- tarn died August hi, l"!i. at the ago of 70 years. The following Is the roster of the ministers of the church since this or ganization: Made Requisition. The selection of tin- the county seat and state line highways for Holt county has been a lung, tedious and tiresome task for the commissioners, Messrs. Charles McCandlMi, of Craig: Liiiii Patterson, of Maltland: II. C. Cook, of Oregon. The total mileage of the live conn- seat highways Is 0.1, and the Slate llluhnay Commissioner, Frank M. Hutfum, has approved and decided on four of these live, tin- llflh, that leading to Savannah Is In the hands lietherthe road will go via more or the Iron bridge route Fill- of .he state commissioner as ,0 en of the opinion that tlie Isthmus quakes. The nooriU fall to Mi cm .....til... ...I....!. I pon the approval of these routes, "" '"- the county commlvsloncrs made their l""""?""" "Y. . ... I. lory ui uic isuiiniis is hiiuwn, which Is about 30i) years. In fact, there are ancient standing ruins of masonry, requisition for the funds on the basis the total mileage of U.l mites at per mile tUTO. This amount will not he granted In the total are not sufficient funds, at the pres ent lime, but It Is likely thai fully oni half of the amount will be given the commissioners to do the fall drag- ins- Iloulc I will he known as the Ore gon Hock Port road, and will In- il l Forest City. Mound City, Craig and Fairfax: length. .'to miles. lioule'J Oregon Mary i tile Hue. via M.illland to Skldmnrc: length. mhes. Itotitf :i Oregon to Savannah, (Nodaway Itlvert (route not yet de Midi: distance, In miles. P.dwln Perry Wm. Sellers W. Caughlln.... Joshua How man. . Edward Itozcll . . S. Hh-L's Samuel Huffman . L. Hallleld 0. Ilovle William Hanley.. r . ii. uraiiani .... I. W.Thornton.... scar Williams..,. W. L. Edmunds... II. Enicart .... Isaac Chlvlngtou . lames Miowaiter .. Samuel Carol hers,. Chas. Miller W, H. Christy It. .siassecn . . . . . J. Warner Il.John M. H. Smith II. Cratnptnu A. J. Ilrock T. .l.'Enyeart T. C. Taylor i row en- I. II. Thompson. . l-ll I"-",S ISVI Inai sill It IHlUt lui; n I )(. !l Isii'.l 111 1170 71 1871 IH72 H7t I7."i P77 IN70 SO 1M.HI 81 .1881 81 lKtl .. 1881 IH.S8 K'.l 1880-01 1SH1 1KI IMKI-M iswi.umi IIKX1 OH 1!M OS IUOH 11 .mil to May' i: ltu:i i... , t, ..I,. ........ i. ituiui: , - i.tib:, i, ii, ,ti, until-. , I , , anCanip-s I.. Forlescue: dMance. "jj l-l of earll..,uake. lltlll.s. lintiti- , -Oregon Troy. Kansas, route, via Forties and old Lafayette Mil: distance, II miles. As soon as the funds arrive, the ummlssloiiers will cause the work lo be taken up, and the funds appor kind on basis of mileage. Now dead. Of the original members, the fol lowing have died, with date of dcatl and age at the lime of death: llcnl. Allen. July II, I8s7 7.1 Annie Allen, February., 1KW - Kdgar Allen, April ", 17 Elizabeth Allen, Apitl'J-'i, I8v I Dr. A.J. Evans, January 7, 187.1 . I Iteuben King, February 15, 18U.I....7I John Proud, December 8, lV 7 Joseph Martin, October in. Is8:i....8: Silas Pierce, April 17, IH'.M 7H A. (lemecker, April at, 18'H 7 Harbara Gemecker, July II, I8ii:i . Nancy Jackson, November 4, Wa .811 (i. W. Lucas, December .10, 188'.'...' Adrian llobllt.ell, September :'(, IH'.IS 81 Mrs. Elizabeth Kreek, March in, lull ' Samuel Whltmer, February , I8UI.1U Kllzatietb Evans, August 17, HKH Mrs. Silas Pierce, April '.M, lll'-'. . . .8! The conference of 101 :t made Its ap pointments, locating those who form erly were stationed here at the fol lowing places: J. II. Thompson, here In im.l, re turned. A.J. Ilrock, who was here in iwu ii, toOshorn. Samuel Carothers, here In 1Rh-ss lo the Oakland Park church in St, Jo. seph. W. II. Christy, in charge here I 18SI-8S, Is now the superintendent of the Maryville district T. C. Taylor,' who was hero In H"s II, Is now at Hopkins. Henry Cratnplon, IKIhui.i, is located at Jamesport, T- J. Knyeart, Hhni-iw, l.s now at Hosworth, The Missouri conference Includes that part of the state lying north of the Missouri river. It is divided Into live districts, eacli under the lead crshlpofa district superintendent There are In the conference about 140 pastoral charges, with a total of about 400 preaching places, District conferences were held here July 10, 1H71! May ;n, iBirj; .nine ai, imni. The present membership now mi bers 177. Tho conference which closed its la bors at Trenton, Sunday last, re turned Itev. Thompson tothlscharge and we believe It not only gives pleas ing satisfaction to nis own people out to an ine people oi our ciiy, m we trust hi labors here for fui:i-14 rive months will be as pleasing and effective as they have oeen tor ine brief he hw been among us. bells were set ringing, furniture was thrown down. People rushed Into the streets. It was the severest shock that had been felt on the Isthmus within the memory of living man. The canal locks!" was on every Hp. Investigation by the ('tilled States engineers shows that there was prac tically no damage and that the canal works stood the test unharmed. While there have been slight earth quake shocks from time to time since the Americans took control of theca- iial work, the engineers have always I tilill, t In. Idlialiltmitr r,t,ri?il -lb nrnrtf as there . .. . . . .. V , , ui i lie iiariiiicssness oi ine snocssiiiir- Ing the centuries. Nevertheless, the engineers took precautions ami used modern re-enforced concrete construction at all vi tal points along the canal. The en during properties of this construct Inn are great. In the San Francisco earlhuiiake the "line of fault" ran through I be Mare Island navy yard, yel Hie gnat concri'l dock there was undisturbed. So It appears thai the greatest en gliiic ring work ever done by man has nul only been finished ahead of time but also Ik'cii done so well that II Again tlon In the fact thai every good meilcau should Ih- proud of hi' country and of his countrymen be cause of thu Panama canal. A Splendid Showing- 1.. I. Moore, Secretary-Treasurer of The Oregon llilerurban Itallroad 'oiiipanv, has tiled his reiKirt wllh he Interstate Com menu Commis sion, Washington. D. '.,for the liscal ear ending June .'to. IU1.I, ami from It we make the follow Ing su miliary: i.iaiiii.itiks: Capital Mock Donations Funded debt merest accrued Itcserve for depreciation. . 'orporate surplus Il.lon :tos .".."IHll :i,iilu I'otal . Expended fur road equipment. til,'-!.V Cash on hand '.l,Htt Total !HI,1 tM The operating and Income stale- merit for the year ending June :io, ui:i, was: itKiiKirr--: Freight revenue Passenger revenue Excess baggage Mall Express Scales, etc Total IV4l.l IIISIIimsKMKNTs: I'rack, lalnir, material I ,"'. 7 Hepalrs, locomotive and care Supplies and fuel Station and trainmen (eneral expenses raxes Interest Iietterments Net earnings A Remarkable Family. Evangelist Hoger 11. I'lfe, wlio Is conducting evangelistic services at the Christian church, showed us the photographs of his family of three sons and two daughters. I lie ohs are all ministers, ami are now what are known as "The Fife Itrotbers Evangelistic Company," and perhaps the most noted In this country, with the posslhlu exception of Hilly Sun day. Ilesldes being good preachers, they are all expert musicians, and their in nun work has liven greatly sought after by iiVki lyi-'eum bureaus of the country. They are amy assisien ny iiieir emesi sis ter, Mrs. Hess, Flfe-Hrooks, iiliusn husband was also a minister and a member of the Hrooks llrotliers Evangelistic Company. I!ev. ItriHiks died a few years ago, leaving Ids wife and two small sous. Our '.Ml lug evangelist takes great stock In those grandsons, and says they are of good preaching stock, and will make their mark some day. Mrs. Hrooks is a contralto anil sings solos, In their quartet, super Intends t In: work among women and girls, makes public ad dresses, and plays drums and hells In their orchestra. They are masters with the violin, cornet and trombone. Por several years they have been an attraction at Hut national couveii tlon of the Chrlstianchiirches. They are having great results In thu evan gelistic lleld, and are now holding a great meeting In Howling Green, Ivy. 1914 Assembly. Our citizens had an enthusiastic meeting on Wednesday evening of last week, and unanimously decided o have a put Chautauqua, conduct ed by our own people, and thus be free from commercializing the Chau tauqua. The association is backed by some I'mof our substantial farmers and business men, who have the true Chautauqua spirit and Idea-It Is one of the greatest moral educational forces In the country. In other years people of the villages, hamlets and country side only read of great ora tors and musical organizations and could rarely see or hear them without taking long pilgrimages. Now by means of the Chautauqua, the liest and greatest talent Is brought at In slgnltlcant cost to our very doors. It Is organized on high grounds and ha. high alms, It appeals to the thoughtful and cultured. Oregon has ever had a high-class Chautauqua, employ Ing only the best of talent, and has been free from commercializing Its purposes, Its hackers are behind It with the view only of keeping It up to the highest Chautauqua Ideas Education. He- tlnemetit. Itccrcatlon. Pleasure and Itesl. Mr Frank Petree was called to pre side and Harry M Dtingan was chos en secretary. I ihiii motion of L. I. Moore. a com mittee of three was chosen, Itev. Clagett. Harvey Evans and Dr. Thatcher, who were to select and recommend ten names, from which the meeting would select six to con st It nil- Iheexecut lie committee, witli sole power lo manage the lull Chau tauqua, and select the talent and choose an emblem. It was unanimously agreed that we would conduct an Independent assem bly, as has been our custom for sev eral years past. The committee to select the ten names reported, and the following six were chosen by those present to con stitute the executive committee: Harry M. Diingan, Dr. J. C. Whlt mer, Dr. J T. Thatcher. George Mur ray, Itev. .1 . II Thompson and Etder H. II. Dawson. The committee was authorized to select the association officers, Dr. Whllmer, Messrs. L. I. Moore. George Murray, Frank Petree,.!. T. Thatcher, II. M. Dungan anil others made spicy talks on Chautauqua ques tions, and a real Its e. wide-awake spirit was shown throughout Un meet lug President Murray, of the lul.'t asso ciation, was authorized to call the ex ecutive committee togelher at any time he deemed best. The meeting then adjuurni.il. . 7.118 Hi . il.'.UI :il I'll HI . '.ill HI 7:i! ii' W 83 i.iiu iM liooa winter Kontis. '.Mill :i7 Every farmer In Holt county would '-',7lu mi like to have good roads for his winter phi no travel. Ilulletlns recently Issued by ''-I I good roads organizations arc urging 1,11'- 85 fail dragging. There is an inclination, ,171 Whlie, pamphlets say, for the regular :i,ll!i 7 1 draggers to neglect the roads In Hut fall, when really more attention should Total tl"i,li:i 7.i hj given them In order to guarantee Mr. Moore's report, also shows that easier travel In winter when the rcuiN there wercr?..) passengers, ''.s,ono,uou (or thu most tlmu am bad. Hounds of freight and .U'i.mh) pounds After a thaw In the dead of winter of express handled during the year Und thedrylngorthutoportheground ending June:), H'lil. II hey are also urging dragging, nine The board has ordered tiiutreasiirer I importance of thu dragging in the tan to pay another year's Interest on the and winter were realized it would beu bonds, so If you are a bondholder clip great help to all road users as they Interest coupon No. 'J, and take It to would have easier and quicker travel thu treasurer and get your money. hu market, Not mi much Is required, Wu also notice that there has been but H means more than summer drag expended for betterments since thu glng. road started, ll,5ll, which has ueeii The Name at Least. "No business man In any town should allow a newspaper published In Ids town to go without his name and business mentioned somen here In Its columns," says an exchange. "This applies to all kinds of business -general stores, dry goods, groceries, furniture establishments, merchants, professional men: In fact, all classes of business men, Thlsdoes not mean that you should have a whole, half or even a quarter page hi every Issue of the paper. A stranger picking up a newspaper should he able to tell Just what kind of merchants thu town has by a glance al tho advertising. The man who does not advertise his busi ness does an Injustice to himself and to Ids town, He Is the man who ex pec Is the newspapers In do the most boosting free for Ids town, The life of any town depends upon the live, wide-awake and liberal advertising business man. Still Doing Business. Agent Morgan, of The Interiirbau railroad, kept his eye on a splendid business for the month of September, liil.l. luring the month there were ,TJ carload lots received and II for- wardtd, and a total tonnage of L',418,- 070 pounds was handled by the com taken from thu earnings. If this total tonnage had been load ed In minimum cars of '.'4,000 pounds, It would have required l,Hn cars, and to hold these cars It would have re quired a track 81 miles In length. Stands Earthquake Test. Close uooii the practical completion nanvf. of which '.',044,1X18 was In car- of the Panama canal and the success- oad lou. There were ? 352 passen ful operation of the Gattim locks at Lrers came In and went out over the the Atlantic end comes a severe test hne. l,14o gallons of milk were of the stability of the whole canal shipped, and a total of 114,175 pounds works by earthquake. of express were handled There wereiwoseparateshocksjust Thus far for the nine months of before midnight Wednesday, October ton, the company has handled a total 1. The movement was oscillatory, freight tonnage of 10,217,004 pounds; Increasing in strength. Houses were 402,743 pounds of express, 20,20.1 pas. swayed, clocks were stopped, church sengers ana w.nuganons oi muiv. Get This One. Here's a Hiawatha llsh story from the World: "Monday morning one of thu boys decided to go llshlng and as no bait was procurable, he used breakfast bacon. He put a piece of the bacon on the hook and threw it out in the river. The bait had no sooner struck the water than a llsh grabbed It. After a few minutes' battle tho llsh was landed and round to be a big channel cattish. Thu llsh was carried to camp and cut open. Inside the llsh the boys found a black- snake colled In the stomach. The snake measured :il Inches and the llsh .'2 Inches, The snake was dead, but by his condition the boys thought he had been dead only a short time. Jim Long, whollvesnear Hucklln, stopped a passenger train last winter, which might, have been wrecked by a broken rail. The other day the rail road company gave him a ticket good for one hundred thousand miles any where In the United States and avail able for ten years.