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lit. I L- ' t 'ST Nik lilf wttifra ftttfiuel I 54TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SKPTIiMHER 6, 1918. NUMBER 19. It Kings Again. Monday, of thin week, the old bell in the olil cupoln of the old historic Oregon school building again rang out and summoned the older and the younger of the school boy nnd girls to come again, nnd begin nnother ichool year's work, tt In the Inten tion of those In charge that when the year is up It will murk some progress in the school, nnd we nre anxious to keep the pust excellent record of the rchool unsullied by tiny going back ward now. DKAFf INSTRUCTIONS. J. A. WH.KY. Those who desire to tnko ndviintiigo of n good high school can not better themselves by going to some other place. In the past some people have gone from home to some school to hi t exactly the. same thing that could le obtained nt home, while the home en vironments were ever)' way fnr super ior, lift Oil sort of disloyalty has sibout spent its force with thinking peo ple. School work Is school work, und algebra In every school l the same as here In Oregon. Tho only way to get along with wmk Is to do the work, and the boy or girl who Is not willing tn lo their school work nt home will not do It far nwny. You will show In Oie y.an what you ran and will do. .Students of the high school will bo rreetnl by new faces ns instructors. The hoard has secured the spitIcch of J. A. Wiley, superintendent; Misses Sybil TIMm'Is. of Mound City nnd Vera Hughes, of Maryvllle. Tho corps Is nut yet tilled, the bourd e 1'OlIcnclng great difficulty In obtain ing teachers, I'rof Elisor, who was nt the head of our scho'il for many years, now In the metcuntlte business here, has kindly consented to lend n helping band forn few weeks, in the boK that the bnnrd limy be able to till the va cancies. I'rof. Wiley, our new superintendent, comes witli tho best of credentials; ho is n genuine Missouilan, coming on earth In JelTcrson county, nnd after at tending tho common schools of his county, entered the State Nonnnl nt Cape Glrnnlcau, from which he grad uated; be then entered the State Uni versity, from hlch he obtained his II. 8. und A. M. degrees; ho also took n special course at the old Columbia. N. v., University, lie Is married and lias u son 3'.j years of nge. Tho grades will bo in churgo of 7 and K Mrs. Minnie Perkins. C Miss Alma Harry. 4 Mies Grace Alklre. 3 Miss llattle (lodbcy. 2 Miss Inn Godbey. I Miss Alice llergert. The nth grade Is vacant, hut Miss Daisy Alklre, who U at home, nnd has lieen teaching for several years nt !ary, Indlnna, has contented to 111! the vacancy temporary, until the board enn find some ono to take up the work, o The Fair. The 1918 Maltland Fair, so far ns its attractions, rncos and general pro. gram was concerned, was a success In every way. The officers and stockhold ers nave but ono object In view to please the masses, and to make every feature of their annuul fair as attrac tive as nosslblc. Their livestock and poultry entries mis year was far in excess 01 any nrevlous year for several vears. and the class of stulT shown was of higher 1 grade, and Mr. E. P. Eddy, In charge of the poultry department, was com pelled to get more room to accommo date the demands made on him In this department, und he got tho room, by nrc-emntlon. In the racing department there, were more horses entered this year than ever before, nnd there seemed to bo woro real life and spirit In them than common, For tho first time in tho lilstory of tho fair n woman driver was on the track with her fino pacer, thnt mado its second heat In 2:12')i. and sho proved herself a most excellent driver, nnu seemcu 10 Know ner animal mor ou (flily. Tho fireworks proved n most nleas. ing feature of the fair, and were the most remarkable exhibition of pyro technics ever seen In this section, Tho other attractions were equally as nlcns ncr. Too much praise cannot bo bestowed unon tho officers nnd directors of tho association for their labor of lovo to ward making tho 1018 Maltland fair sum a pleasing success, ami wmio pcr linns tho rain cut their irato receipts to prevent a surplus, they had a good fair, and it Is largely duo to P. L. Co hort as president, w. T. Groves, vice president; ivcsier uoagin, secretary; nnd M. C. Brownbaugh, treasurer; KI nor Hunter, Will N. Hodgln, Lrm Meadows, Joseph Henry, William Mills that it was such. Wo congratulate the whole push, and ask them to begin now to work up o bigger and better fair for 1910, Fairs, like Chautauqua,- will have rainy days, and this must toe expected, tad, thus we must take the storm and the sunshine as it comes the -bitter With the sweet . We 'most say a word for Jamee H. Stokes; of Craig, the official race tarter he knew his job, and managed hto kT of the fair in a highly eatit factory war. ' , a S ' . . A m Our I.ocsl Hoard Retting Heady for Kcglslrallon or .Males 18 to 4.1. Preliminary Instructions received In the Holt county board relative to the coming rcutmuon, which has been fixed by President Wilson hv nrocln- mntlon ns Thursdny, .September 12. Iietwccn tho hours of 7 n. in. nnd H p. in., of nil main persons between the ages of IS nnd 4.1 yenrs, Inclusive, show thnt the irglslmtion will be more complicated innn the previous rcgistrn tions between the aires of 21 nnd HI. instead of ten spaces to be llllcd the new cnnls will have 30, which will incessllnte much more wotk on tin part of the registrars, ns many moir iiuoMlnns will hnve to ho nnswercil by the registrants. Theft? registrants will be required lo furnish personal Information much more varied nnd extensive than has been received through former registra tions. A numlier of the questions which the new registrants must an swer deal with ritlrctiship, nnd the rrgistrntlun caul will fully dcllne na tivity of each man. Exact occupation nnd place of employment, nnd names of employers, also nre dtmnndod. It nlso rt julrv names and address of nearest relatives, and place where tin registrant ordinarily lecclves mall. This Is desired to eliminate the illlil ruMes that locnl exemption bonnls have had In koeplny la touch with mi. Ti li'glstenil In their districts. Persons In doubt ns to whether or not they come within the new ngi- lim its of is to t" vents, should make every effort possible lo clear up this doubt In'ttteen now mid tho il.iy set for uglstintlon. Fulluio to do this, says tho provost marshal general, w Id not excuse u iiiiiii from n iristrrinir. If. as a matter of fart, be comes within the age limits laid down by emigre-,. All rcsouiccs of tho nation will lie used to locate perrons wlm fail to reg ister. .Such persons under the law, says the lunvost marshal irenciiil. would be guilty of n misdemeanor, and upon conviction, would be liable to n )ear's imprisonment. uur local uoaiii, in compliance Willi nivllinliiaiv instiuctioiis. through its e'erk, I Mil II. Kiinkel, put Itself In touch with rcpii'M'iitiitivo clllrcns of tlio various townships, soliciting them to net ns icgistrurs of tho coming leg istrution dny, and not In u tingle in stance was there u icftisal, nnd teir local i.oaiii reels graielul mm nmire dative of this ready resiion.e anil lov- nlty to the cai'so for which our coun try is now engaged. I he woik on their part Is u labor of love and pa triotism like that of the local hoard. They answered the call of President Wilson to do the woik that comes to all local boards, tho compensation be ing so lallnitesmnlly small us to scarely be worthy of Mng termed com pensation In any sense, and they have dono their duty fearlessly, without fear or favor, and In no Instance has the board been leprlmandcil, so well has Its work been done. Those selected by our local board to act as registrars, in the various townships, ure: uigcinw, vt. ii. vv. nan ucgisiruts, Frank Walker, Edward Catron. North iienlon, Community Club Itoom, Mound City Registrars, John II. Steels, A. M. Tibhcls. South ilenton. City Hull. Mound City Iteglstrais, A. 0. Swope, Geo. Clay, Caldwell Building, Maltland Registrars, M. C. Ilrumhaugh, J, E. Wfllcr, I", A. Edward. . Forbes, Slpes llulldlng, Forbes Registrars, J. A. Williams, J. G. Wal ker. Forest. City Hall, Forest City lieg lstrars, J. 11. Wilson. It. II. Sheffield. Hickory, School llouso at New Point lieglstrars. Albert O. Williams. Jesse Cain. Kast Lewis, Circuit Court Itoom, Oregon Registrars, K. A. Dunham, A. W. Cotten. West Lewis, Circuit Court Itoom at Oregon lieglstrars, itoy C. Kunke, W. C. Johnson. Liberty, lions Grove School House itegittirars, i. n, runner, jmcou vvenrn. Lincoln, City Hall, Corning liegls trars, II. F. lluck, Chas. N. Dobyns. Mlnton, Bank of Fortcscue Regis trurs. C. W. Craig. It. F. Povntcr. Nodaway, lllchvillc School House Kejfistrars, p,. i i-ianaip, J. J. Kay- North Union, Farmers and Mer chants Hank, Craig Iteglstiars, Jan. II. Stokes. Kmmett GulTnev. South Union, Presbyterian Church nt uralg ucgittrurs. unarics .viciand llsh, Ed Doebbllng, J, A. Maltby. o No More Enlistments. Tho purely voluntary' system of en listment In tho army, Navy und ma rines is now definitely nt an end. Reg ulations nro being considered, however, whereby the navy and innrino carps will receive a certain portion of tlioi,o coned ror.tneir services. Wlillo a man cannot actually volun teer, tliero will he certain latitude as tn Induction in the several branches of tho war department. Including navy and marino corps. Details ure withheld. 8i Per Cent Hni-rd. Missouri has raised approximately 85 per cent of It nuotn of Wnr Sav ings Stamp, nnd about ;$10.000.000 Is needed to put this slate "over the top" In this campaign. General Jno. J. Pershing, n native of .Missouri, w no is leaning tne American l-.xpeditionary Torres lo victory, will celebrate his birthday September 13. The Missouri War Savings Committee, through It's state director. Festus .1. Wade, Is hoping to be able to coble General Pershing greetings on his birthday and officially announce thnt uis nnuve sinte has gone "over the ton" in the War Savings drive. The teachers In nil of the public schools have been requested lietween now nnd Soptmlier lit, to make dally appeals to the pupils to have them act ns missionaries and urge their parents tn Increase their War Saving pledges In honor of General Pershing. A small Increase of every Wnr Savings pledge made In the state will assure the com pletion ef this state's allotments of War Savings Stamp. It Is hoped thnt this will be done between now and September 13. so thnt General Persh ing ran be cabled that his native statu lia secured n victory In Patriotism. The Wnr Savings Committee nf this county nsks that immediate ndditlonat pledges Ik? nmiln so that this county can ! e-peclally mentioned In Dliec- tor lines cable in uenernl rersiiing. I!verv county thai shows additional gains for the Peis'ilng drive Is to In! mentluneil In the rerslilng message. A speclnl effort will Ih miulo during 'he c'o-ing days of the Pershing drive to obtain aildltional members to tho Thousand Dollar Club. In St. I.ouls UMt members have lolned th b-eal Thousand Dollar Club. Kansas City, Springfield, Jopiln. St. Joseph and the pnioniy oi inn inrger cities in tne Mate have obtained scoith of thoiisnnd dollar pledges. 'I he locnl committee 'or this rniuitv Is i specially anxious to get us many new members to the thou sand dollar club ns possible betwcili now nnd September 13. Mote Mipoiiniciiiicni or :ciioois,uei W. I.innl.ln. has wired each of tho county siierlntetilents of schools, urging them to request the teachers In all of the schools in the county to eon 'Inue their good work In the way of t-erurlng p'eilges nnd subscriptions for Wnr Snvlngs Stamps. The Wnr Savings soeletlcx nrganlr- iil prior to the vacation period, will continue their activities since classes have lieen resumed. Put riot Ic M fsour ans contend that their boys in Khaki who nre making dally gains against the brutal Huns. should be given n "hour" for their heroic efforts. I he most lilting tribute that could lie given to our Missouri boys Is a cabin to General Peishhig on his birthday that Ids native state was one of the first to complete Its luotn or wnr nnvnigH stamps. Sugar Saving Is Important. Sugar Conservation is the most Im portant thing Just now In the program of the Food Administration, F. II. Mumfonl. food administrator for Mis souri, suld tccently. Stocks nre low because or the Ueitnictlon or sugar shins by n'bninrlnis and It Is Imper ative that every person limit his con sumption or sugnr to two pounds n month. The recent sugar regulations have caused some dissatisfaction, but the discontented should direct their criticism nt the German Junkers und not ut the Food Administration. Tho shortage of sugnr Is due directly in I lie u-tioais, said .nr. jqumiorn. Uniform Markers for Public lloads. Asldo from construction and main tenance, the most essential feature of highway development Is a uniform sys tem of murkcis. There nre ll,Mid miles of Inter-cnunty-seat roads i.t Missouri, and the appropriation to drag or otherwise Improve theso roads Is sun elent to more than nay for wen constructed signs giving correct di rections anil distances, inn Mnto Highway Department is not given au thority by law to approve expend itures for niacins slcns on Inter-coun- tv-seat roads. A uniform svstcm for -staio nouns" is provided lor in tho iiawcs uoau i,nw, anil mis authority should bo extended to Inrludo tho In ter-county-scut road system in Mis souri. The) Are Prosperous. An fthlrnrt of the report of condi tions of the Missouri state banks nnd trust companies nt the close of busi ness June W, wns made public Thurs day, of lot week, by the state bank cominls.-ioner. which discloses n re markable degree of prosperity. Since June, 1!U7, they show nn In creu'e of $sit.787.8f In deposits, nnd this In face of the fart Hint the stnle hns tak"n n total of $3'.n,00O,O0O In wnr bonds nnd ccrtlficntos. The deposits In June. 1!M7, showed a total of $l:il,l!M.I4'.).'J4, nnd In June, 1018. $4Sl.i;:in.!ttfi.u!. Surplus has In creased In the )ear $t!.,.44.!:. The effect of bond purchnses shows In the nggregnte of the "stocks nnd bonds" Item. I.nt year the total was $7d, 820.cr.tji I . and this year It Is 1 107,300V 08r.t, Inn-rase, M0,l8:.,12n.l.'i. Total loans of the state banks nnd trnst eomp.inles In June, 11)17, were MM.('"ii).tlJb. and in June. HUH, ?39!, 4fi8.!i'i'i. inrimso, S 1 0,41 8,38:1. Total re-inirres Increased ihning tho year frm. S'.ii.'.JJ'.'tl'lit.l!! lo SlfJU.itr.T.- 430.d: incirae. ?!8.::78.lort.OO. Don ef the state banks and trust companion In Kansas t'lly Increased during tin- eai- from J.Ml.O.'.li.'.i.'I'J.dl to $SI,17I,:'0I 10. I lad I Scolded. Iflsl Mondnv nftrinoon, while vterk Ing vi tli a boiler nt NiKlauny. George Miller, -on of John Miller, blacksmith of Hi', niv. w it., bndlv scalded by it boiler p im- hoisting. In trying to get nwny flout the bursted pipe George iripiM-.' on nnoiiier piH nnd leu bncK ward onto another holler. Ills right arm and right side of his back wen badlv sraMeil and burned, the llesh ls- ing burned nir. Me wns taken to the Knswoitli hospital In SI. Josrph, Ids father going down Tiiesdnv mornlni. George has bini walking for the rail road cempniiv for the past Hiiro jenrs at anil nc.u N'iMlawny. lie runs the nie iinvrr engine tnd repairs others n the tin ds. At last report It was not known how badly bo was hint, as the pnln vtas so severe that an etnm- Inat on euulil nut Iki made as In Hie In- tern'il rn'orii s Mound lily Journal, August 'J!i. I'.ilS. Over There, A lerelit litter fiiini tlrv. f'tiiL-i-tt to his vi ifc -la'es be has ireentjy heetil nn supp'y duty: getting nmmtinilinni and ollur siipiilles lo tho boys on tho I iirinu i-ne. nmi kiiohs soineiuiiig tnoie about the terrors of wnr. A.canl from Dirk Dobyns to Vt. II. Alklre slates that be Is well and en- joying all sides of tiddler life; thoi-o or llie eoniingenl Hint lert beie III" same time, so far ns he knows, nro well, but he only sees one now and then. George linker, who painted here for many years, now tesiding nt Snviin nab. has enlisted in the shlp-bulldlng rervire, painting division, and left Ihursdny last for Nitro, West Virgin- la. Jo in lownenil Is nt ramp Green- lief; Curl Huntsman Is at Camp Cus ter, llattle Creek, Mich., and Ftnnk CnHle Is nt Camp Oglethorpe, Ga. Wesra Shoulder Strap. J. Owen Ilolbrook, u nephew of Mrs. Vt. J. Hllley, of Now Point, nnd Mis. Earl Cooper and Mrs. Mollie Sherman, of this city, was home visiting his aunts the past week. He graduated from tho Oreeon High School, class of 1014, and took tho officers' training course, and Is now a second lieutenant of infantry; ho makes nn ideal soldier. Ho left here May 11, in company with Benj. Bunch, George Bumps. Dorsle r I-ii... h.,.- tir.;HI .9itAU VIIIH4UQI1, .IUy 4UUPC1, IT HJ IIU Cl'JIUl, Harry Swan and Joseph Cox, all of whom,-' he says, have gone across. Owen Is still on duty at Camp Flke, Little Rock, Ark., but he says you never know what the next, hour may UIWJI IV jVW- SPIND AND wxata LXSS, BUT WAK IAVIMQS STAMPS. Illll Hoards Obstruct View. On nianv of tho nuhlle rnuils tn ?I 1st. sourl leading out of our principal cities and towns, billboards have lieen constructed in such n manner that they obstruct tho view at intersections nnd corners. Tho State lllghwuy Depart ment urges tho enforcement of tho law which prohibits not only the erection of billboards which obstruct tho view, but nlso tho fastening of advertising signs to trees nlonsr tho public high ways. o Mlnxlonnry Program. The Woman's Mlsslonury Society of the Presbyterian church will meet nt tho homo of Mrs. Georgo Murray, Wednesday, September 11, nt 2:30, nt which time tho following program will be given: Opening Hymn I Ivo to Tell tho Story. Devotions Mrs. VnnBuskfrk. Suggestions for New Work or Im provement Mrs. Robt. Montgomery. Standard of Kxccllencc Mrs. James Murray. Current Events. Business Quarterly Offering. Music Social' Hour. Hostesses Mrs. Georgo Murray, Mrs. Albert Kunkel. All the ladies of the church are cor dially invited to attend. M. E. Church Notes. The W: F. M. S. will have charge oi tne morning service next Sunday, Sunday school. at the usual. hour. Regular Sunday evening service. Choir practice Thursday evening-. The W. F. M. 8. will meet at the parsonage Friday afternoon at 2:80, ' C, F. HAND, Pastor," Save Vegetable Seed. Indications are that the commercial crops of vegetable seed will be ample ror the needs next spring, exrepi in the rasp of u few kinds. Uirge orders, however, for Amerlran vegetable seed have lieen placed by the Allies, so that there Is still need for every gard ener to save ns many seed ns possible rrom his own gnnien. .aimngc, let tuce, spinach and radish seed are es pecially scarce, and should be saved this fall, even If they are not of tho best quality. Ift-over seed fiom this spring's plantings should be rntcfully preserved nnd used nnother year. It Is cosy for the gardener to save seed of many kinds of vegetables for Ids own use, and the fad of getting seed grown In some other section mut i... .i i..-.. i,..i t -I- i,n0n i- I,,- iiimuiiivii nun, pujii , tiu.u, ,,., of the University of Missouri College or Agriculture, tomatoes, egg plant and peppers should bo selected from productive heulthv plants, and the fruit ripened in a cool, dry place, lifter which me seed mny iw removed, to mato seed is easily removed by nutn- Ing well ripened fruits In water, nnd allowing tho pulp to rise to tho sur face. The seed sink to the bottom. Cucumber nnd melon seed of all kinds arc also' handled this way, Means of nil sorts nre simply nllovv ed to rlnen nn tho vines nnd urn nick ed by hand when dried. Saving Irish potato seed from the home-grown cron Is n fairly safo proposition If the plants were healthy nnd the tubers fien from disease. Potatoes should not lie dug now, even If Die vines nro dead. If left in tho ground until fall, they will keen well In nn outdoor bank or n cool cellar. Sweet potato seed should he selected from Healthy productivo hills at harvest time, ino undersized roots should bo used, but not tho very small roots or "strings." Sweet po tato seed must be handled carefully and stored in u warm, iW place. They Are One. Harold, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Wade Morris, of Mound Cltv, who is In tho regular nrmy, troop 1,. 49th Cavalry, stationed at Camp Sam Houston, Texas, has been homo on n furlough and other business which seems to have been that of taking unto himself a wife, who was Miss Chnrlotto Jenk ins, of St. Joseph, tho ceremony being performed by the groom's grandfather, Esquire Jacob King, of this city, on Monday of this week, September 2. Harold la a splendid boy and a trtio soldier, and we wish tho young couple a long, nappy ure. i ' o James Perot, of Plainview, Te, made a brief visit in Oregon and vicln Itv this week, with his father, broth ers, sisters, and hosts of friends. He was losMog fine says crops arc spot ted in bm section or. tne country. Ivll.l.i:i) IN ACTION. Corpnr.il Cnlon, a Former Hull County Ho), Killed In Action In I'ranre, Our keenest sympathy goes out fn Mrs. O. It. King and daughter, Miss Maymle, of Mnlllanil, nt the death of their brother and uncle, Corn. II. P. Cnton, of Company It, 1 inth Infantry, of St. Joseph, who was kilted In nctlon In France. August 13, Just it year nnd n day following his enlistment. He wns the son of Mr. nnd Mrs. II. I Cnlon, who for many yrars were residents of Mound Cltv, nnd vvhete the young soldier was born In 180J. The family went to St. Joseph several years ago, and the young man went to the schools there and graduated from the Ilenton High School. Young Cnton, on bis gramiatlnn. Joined hG futher In the live slock business there. In July, 1HI7. he enlisted In the com pany formed by Cnpt. .1. K. Wels. in South St. Joseph, vi hlch was made (V It, of the Sixth lieglmeiit, National Guard of Mi.snuri, and later wu mrrgrd Into the Until Infantry at Camp Doniphan. He wits homo on a furlough In January. I 'II S. nnd sailed overseas In A pill, iiml for thiee month, had been on the llrlng line. r.et it lie willten, "lie died for clvit lint Ion ami humanity." The fat illy and surviving niatUe nro wvll known in Hull county, nnd the sympathy of friends goes out to them fn their loss. lie Is survived hv five sisters, in follows: Mrs. F. G. Williams, Con ception, Mo.: Mrs. C. I.. Fills, Tabor, Iowa, who has two sons In n't vice; Mrs. O. li. King, Maltland, Mo.; Mrs. Marcus Wyutt. Si. Joseph, and Mrs. ('. S. Lake, HHK Jackson St. Three brother survive him a- follows: II. D. Cnton und J. K, C.-tton, llnvie, Mont. A rott-tln, Mrs. Cnnlo Shufelt, lives In St. Joseph, ileir..lg. Mr. nnd Mrs. Elmer Allen, of N'ew Point, nn Tuesday of this week, Sep lemlior 3, received it telegram front Die war department iiiinoiiming the tad news that their son. Harold, of ('omiuitiy I', ISIb Infantiv, had bun ml.slng since August IS-. I.' 'I hell' seeins to be muiio ilmdit In the minds if his patents and lelatlves. us the message lead "missing since Ju'y is.-.'l." from (I,,- fuel that they had received it letter flout him dated Aug. , . and In this teller ho tells them of his being in the hospital nt the time, iimler treatment for gas poison, having been badly gassed on the front line. Wo are inclined to believe he had milled and had tclurmil to Ids comnanv fur liny, u io i in mo into drives in llie Solssmis sectors, wn taken prisoner, and the message leading July 18-21 Is an error rauseii ny some operainr at some repeating mure. Let us hope Hint It Is no mistake, nnd that Haro'd Is still In tho bosnltnl und not in the hands of the Huns. Harold went fiom Mall and to Om aha and enlisted In the National Guard there, nnd was assigned to the 18th In fantry, and in May. 1017. went over tn France, and has seen much scrvlc.y and doubtless has taken his place in ine great red line in tnu .Manic campaign. o Hark From Ten. Climb's I . iloineiker, wife nnd son, have returned fiom a few weeks' trip in the I tio Grande country In Texas, visit ing at .mc.mioii and oilier points, no is delighted with the country: suis crops were never better says he met L.. ..i- .1... li. .1. ,i... ...... li. .. inuny in in.- former nun vouiuj 111 s, all wete prospering and well pleasnl with the country. He met and visited with the following: Chris Hurst and ramily, w. w, tilenn and daughter. Miss Mnttle, Kmmett llndgin anil fam ily, Wes Xarhmaii and family, Mrs. illaier, S, P. Perkins and family, II. IC. Hasness and family. ' o Kiiiirns Home. Mrs. Edward Fuhriium, of Buffalo, Wyoming, returned to her home laut week. She was here caring for her mother, .Mrs. .Man- Kuril, und visiting her daughter nmi family. Mrs. Elzti Springer, Sho reports the crops fine In their country. They have had plen ty of rain and cool weather. They are getting along nicely In their pew home, but miss tho boys. Chnrles, tho eld est, Is In France, and Earl, tho young est, ut Lamp 1-ewm, laconui, wuslr iugton. Federal Aula Tax, The Ways and Mcnns Committee ha taken u new position In regard to tho automobile tnx, due to n strenuous criticism of Its proposed plan to tac automobiles annually u certain amount based on original cost, regardless of whether or not tho machine wa bought second hand or how old It might be. The nrw excise law Is framed after the registration tnx now Hi force In many of the stntes. It provides tho following schedule of annual taxes: On 23 horsepower nnd under, $10: nn 21 to 30 horsepower, $20: on 3u to 40 horsepower, $30, and above 40 horse power, $.'i0. In uddition, the owner of n gas ear must pay n 2-cent tnx on every gallon of gasoline. Electric cars pay $5 per horei)owtr and f0 rents for each 100 pounds of weight, Motorcjclists pay n tint $.i license lav. Tho new tax will not raise n largo nn nmoiinl of money n that initially pivpoM'd. That much is conceded, al though It Is not known or estimated bow much It would lalse. Tliero It u marked similarity betwren tho new plan nnd that in vogue in pet haps a ma Jot ily of the slates. .MciuIkts of Hie committee called nltrntlon to tho fart that' the new tnx would amount tn about the same ns the tax In Califor nia, for Instance, which Is 40 cents per hot-, power. 'Ihe owner of an auto mobile of 23 horsepower under the fed eral Inw would pay $10 per milium and under Ihe California law $0.20 ncr an num. A tax of to per rent is fixed en the initial selling price of automo biles nnd motoicycles and 5 per cent on trailers nnd tractors. The new proponil federal tax tn which the Ways und Means Committee Is now committed, will meet with much more favor Hum tho one originally written In the bill, but it is not known what the attitude of the senate will lie towunl II. Lust year, the senate, in framing the now existing war rev enue law proposed n tnx on automo biles based on value with u reduction each year of 10 per rent nf value. No niie knows exactly how many automobiles ale In the lulled States, and the only way to llnd out Is to hnvo their owners register them Just its tlu hois of draft age i.re lequlifil to reg ister. One of the first slept In older after tho i cvenue bill I- it luw will be lo legisler and classify the machines according to cost. Gels Commission, Milton S, Moore, ion of Mrs. Emma Moore, of this city, and a boy who look his course through the old Ore gon school, hns been appointed n first lieutenant In tho Quartermaster's de partment, subsistence division, of the nrmy. und has been assigned to duty ut Washington, D. C. Milton is a young man of lino business capacity, having been engaged In tho commercial field at Kansas City for several yrars, and we reel saro in predicting that no win make good. Tho Sentinel congratu lates you, Milton. Ilu was hero over Sunday tn visit his mother, prior to uis tieparture. They Went Away. Our local draft board called Roscoo Tucker, of Forest City, nnd Olln W. Adair, of Oregon, and Rudolph Bosch, of Corning, to tho colors last week, and they left Friday, August 30, for Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa. The two former enter tho limited service and tho luttcr tho general military service. Clerk Kunkel. of tho board, took theni over to Forest City in his car, and they , i. .i.i .1 r u li i . 1UUA, Ult! iiuiuiuuuiiu umium 1111?.. E. J. Kellogg Stricken. Wo nre certainly greatly pained at the news that reaches us of the mis fortune that has overtaken our old time friend, V- 3- Kellogg, of Craig, who on Sunday last, September 1, was stricken with paralysis while In" an up town business house. Wo hope the stroke la. only of the minor form and that ihe may soon be out again fully recereroa. t'. Wedding Bills. Thursday evening. August 20, 1H18, In .Maltland, ill the home nf the bride's parents, .Mr. and Mrs. J. 11. I'ickes, tho mai rlngo of Mrs. Edna Mae Fickes anil Mr. Itolx'it A. Ilusrh, was nilemnlred. Tho double ring ceremony was spoken by Rev. Henry A. Sawyers, of St. Jo seph. Preceding the marriage enro tunny thole was a musical program: Miss lliirhel Williams played "A hi Mien Almee (To My llehived); Edward Schtitt Op. .v.). No. 2. Miss Cnrolvn Graves sang "Just Demure 1 Lovu You Truly." Promptly at 8:30 o'clock to the strains nf tho wedding march, playiSl by .Misses l.uclle Ilrumhaugh and Car olyn Graves, tho bride und groom, at tended by Miss Grace Kennisli, ma!d of honor, nnd Mr. Charles Mohler, best man, enteteil; standing within the col umned nrrhwny lieneath a wedding; bell of pink tulle und Mowers. Ihe lines dress was white, cm- hmidcicd fillet net over white satin, veiled with chiffon, with satin ginllo belt; she run led pink msc. The groom won1 conventional black, llio mnld or honor was gowned in vvhito with green girdle belt. The bride's going away gown vvas navy blue Jer sey cloth, tailored hat to mutch, with brown gloves und shoes. Miss Mae is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fickes, ami with her pa rents has mado her home in .Mumnn.l the past six vears. Of charming per sonality and lovely Christian charac ter, sho is admired and loved by all. iteiive in an goon vvorK; sno nan tai'ght In tho high school; has been tho, leader of the Camp Fire girls; u Sunday school tcuchcr and member of the church choir. She will be missed from her church nnd the social life of Maltland. Tho groom, whose homo is near Eureka. Missouri. Is known tn only the intimate friends of tho family, but these speaK or his sterling worth. J 111, i-r-iiiui fj II1IUI1.-1 n.10 f-iivmi. the table at which the bridal party and tho honor guests wcro seated was cot tered with a vase of bride's rofes on a plateau, which rellerted nnd multi plied their beuuty. The pluce cards were suggest I vo of tho occasion. j-orty guests witnessed tho cere mony, IIioao from a distance: .Mrs. Ma bel .Mohler and .Mr. Charles Mohler, St. Joseph; Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Gel tin und Mrs. Mury Gelvin, Oregon; Miss Grace Kennisli, Mound City. Tho brldo was tho recipient of many beautiful gifts from friends and rela tives. Tho pro-nupthil honors for tho brldo was tho announcement party by Mrs. Flckls, mother of tho bride, from 2 to 0 o'clock, Augut-t 13. A shower given by Mesdamcs Noel, Groves, M, W. Ilrumhaugh 'mil Myers, at tho homo of Mrs. Noel, August 20, nnd a breakfast given by MUs Lucille Brumbaugh, at 12 o'clock, Au gust 24. Many lovely gifts for tho dower chest wcro bestowed upon tho b.r!do at thesa functions, Tho bridal party drove to St. Jo seph Thursday evening, where they took tho train for their new home. M. i i Clyde Wheeler, of Battery B, 127th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Ok lahoma, accompanied by his aunt, Mrs. A. B. Payne, made us a pleasant call Tuesday, of this week. Clyde is a former Holt county 'boy, having re sided here with his parents, J, T. WViaIas Mil wifA. nvnr. 90 VMrriM. He baa been in the service over-.thrw', ' J years, and expects to be called'aeresa'' ( -M at. m tlmM. H. earn nn a .Viiu-t 'eutC ' ' ' s lough to see his wife, who is also hera-V , ''T& with her aunt, Mrs. Payne, for a visits . '