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." . , 57TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1921. Tht Apportionment. In our Issue last week wc publUheil the school apportionment, an compiled by County Clerk Kunkel, ami next to the compiling of the tax books, It Is the biggest Job that comes up to the county clerk and his deputy during the year, because of Its Intricacies and complications the error of a few cents throwing the whole darn thing out of kelter and necessitating a new start. It shows the total amount of school money apportioned for 11)21 was $20, 087, while that of 1020 was $25,004 an Increase of $4,803, and this year's apportionment was he lnrr..t made In the history of the state since me urn upportio.imcnt In 181 NUMBER 23. Your Tax Hill.. County Clerk Kunkel and Denutv Pollock have completed the tax books for the current 1921 taxes, and turned them over to Countv Collator AiMr who, with his deputy, Miss Iluettcr, me now ousy vcruying the additions, when they will get busy making nut tax receipts, and they will be irlad tn vce )ou personally or through yur iociii uanKcr proceed lb lltiuidatc. An unusual delav m eettlmr un ihn tax books was caused by the delay In the action of the state- board of equali zation, and the proceedings of the leg islature, but Clerk Kunkel and Deputy I'ollock kept ut wotk on them In every raincuiar wncio iney couw do so, in Hi J!) Hate Aint. of Taxes $4ul07.2il ii, no i. so 20,011.43 130,441 .IS Jii8;t!n.yi Hate Amt. of Taxes Incrta c .tf)4 $ 65,851.00 J 0,441.71 .old I3,03i;.32 woi.Kj .1 1 .!3,:ia7.o: 4:c.5J 170,r,P0.7." 40,1 10.03 .10 80,331.23 0,413.01 $.iot,i08.'.M $r.:.,7C8ja yearwa. sV.iA la Ir it L 'i ! 1 !m. '' '."'. !' the collect y47 ' ' -" - u-B iai extension Doing the tax for (iirirnn (. (,.., .it . ,nc support of the blind, test r ,ulefwl $"430 ' '""'l ..T!,c ,olul ,",l:mln,", 'huw "" Cornln-l u I ee" .ii i t """ "mount to $30I,K!S, S40O l,.,ft.l , hlch iclu'."iw"lle "" tr IH20 taxes amount l let renUcd JolM, without high sch.ot l-ri.e Items of taxation us shown by the LriUir a VCltr jkPritm fit fi'i". ...... cluilinK $:oo hlrfh ixhtol aid. Lttl VttflV It f..nt.n.t 4 l.'i. .. I.l. . , . . school a , ' U' ""t,C.U'.ly 40 t..in.i i-ii.. it. . iliad llildge.. ,10 W,,;J ,K ,ul, o, ,,, ilgi, ;itate .... school aid this ytar Is if 100. ,..?.!lnii!U;,il.n.I;'J. u?cl'1 1m70. In- Yctal Tax II. '-W". with J JJ00 high schotl aid. Cornolldrtcd Dl.s'rlci Vo. t i,t..i... 1 1U20 It received 4042. Consolidated District No. 2 thlsar gets $U'i43! Iat jcar, I'm. Consolidated District No, n In 1020 lecclvcd $1,431; this yeur, $1,7CC. During 1020 Consolidated District No. 4 iccclved $5.3; this year It its cclvcs JCC3. Consolidated District No. r this year lecclves $605, as against $014 u jcar ago. Consollilated District No. C gts $1, 4:i.l this car, and In 1020 It received $1,105. Of the rural districts the highest scnool tux low mo tlliii nf I llt . Cliambcis and Schalffer, C.'ic each. The lowest niv: King drove, Siiuavv Creek, t lanklln, Illnir and Itlchvlllc, only 10c on the $100 In each dUtrict. In the classification of the urc able wealth of the rural districts wr lind the following are the wealthiest: Harmony, $537,400. loncfonic, $581,445. Siiuuw Creek, $567!20. ' .Summit. $017,200. lllalr, $512,ir.O. Lincoln, $537T74. Union, $501,050. The lowest iisfcssublo wealth of the rural districts aia; Ilurr Oak, $163,410. .Monarch, 3100,310. Pchulffcr, $128,800. Chambers, J110.8C0. Oak drove, $173,410. , As to rank In number of pupils, the .following rural districts lukt year had: lllalr, 53: Monticcllo, 01; Itlchvllle, 53; Korbes, 104; Consolidated District No. 3, Koito.-cue, hud 108; No. C, New Point, had 158, and No. 2, lligelow, had 139. Of the special districts, Mound City has 472 pupils. Oregon has 301 pupils. Consolidated District No. C has 10S pupils with un attendance record of 8il per cent attendance. These per cents prevail largely throughout most all of the school districts of our coun ty, and sneaks well for the school In terests of the county. The richest rural school district in the county Is Lonesome ussessable wealth, $581,440. Mound City's wealth is $1,832,077, and Oiegon's, $1,090,330. Consolidated No. 1's asscssnb'e wealth Ik $1,030,350. The average rate per scholar appor tioned is $7.00. The total curient tax, real asd per sonal, Is $170,500. The total number of chlldion of school uge in the county Is 3,700. ory birds will In Annual (Vintrntion. The Missouri I'lvss Association held Its annual mcetlni; the tlnre lat dnv of last week ut KxccMor Springs, and ll was u most oellglitrul affair In i v- cry way. I lie meetings were held at the Klnis hotel, and some 300 newspnper men from every nook and ro'ner of tho stute were- present, among which were sucli veterans its Dean Walter Wil liams, of the School of Journulirm of tho state; J, WoM (looilwln. of the So- dalla llatoo. now 85 eals young: Tom Curry and I). I'. I)obns, of The Holt County hcntlnol. The commercial club of Kxcei'ior Springs was the kindly hort, und it looked after the newspaper men, and rhowrd them the time of their lives. Whatever your dcslicd. all vou had to do u-af.t,iuk;jLKn,4(vd llvcirelf blue, 'pulsating fotre in the maktiig and building of Kxcelslor Snringt. The convention cWod with the, dec. tion of.the.followlng officout' ' ' Fmi Hull. Muryvllle Tribune, niesl- dent;'' ,,., i ' ' .Miss Miirguoxite I., Itrldi layette Ailvettlscr,virc-'piclilcnt. . , ii. i,. HpMicer, rnnceion iciegropn, ti-easurer. r'red M. IlairUou. Callutln Noi.th Missouiiun, re-elected ircoiillng secre tury. John C. Stupel, AtchUon County Mail, Itock Port, corresponding secre tary. A icsnlutlon congratulating the people of MIsMiurl for their successful fight for a constitutional convention was udonted. The selection of the next meeting pluce was left to the executive committee. Childhood Scenes. Miss Helen Smith, of Ellcnsbuig, Washington, wus here this week for u few days' visit with Alex Vunllusklik, G.'orge Lelnner and Itobcrt Montgom ery and their families. Miss Helen Is tho daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses M. Smith, who was an early day merchant In our city, and sold goals on the corner now occupied by Moore & Springer. He was our county collector of levenue during the years, 1873-74. The family later went to Mound City, where her father sold goals for many years, and later went t" Port Townscnd, Wash., where her parents died. There were two girls in the family, Oertrude und Helen. Gertrude is now u widow and resides in F.llens burg, Wash. Helen is single, and It a klndergarden teacher at Ellensburg. She wai born in Oregon, and, of course, had a delightful visit with those who were intimate with the Smiths in the years gone by. When Helen came Into the world, Mrs. Montgomery was pres ent at the party, and, of course, has .... f.lt n ilffKn interest In her. Miss Helen Is on her way to Chicago, for the purpose of taking advanced kindergarten work, preparatory to her l'eturnln'g to this work In her scnoo at The family when here wn'a irronflv esteemed bv all our people, and Miss Helen's visit to the scenes of her early childhood, no douot, uring fond recollections to view. n,.. Pnnatli of, St. Joseph. Will preach at the Methodist church, next V. , I ..11 a1aL ' ounuay moniuis v . .. Coming Hack Home. Three distinguished war leader villi leturn to their Missouri home us u enult of tho American Legion national convention In Kansas City thin fall. A home-coming celebration will be new by Gen. John J. Pershing, MaJ. (Jen. Hunch II. urowner ami near vimirui ll. K. Coontr., chief of naval operations, ull native Mlssourluns. Gcneial Pershing was born in l.aclcde, Mo.; Gencnd Crowdcr In Edinburgh, and lleud Admiral Coontz In llanniinu. New Federal Game Friends of the mlcrrntoi bo deeply Interested In a bill Introduc ed In the senate by New, of Indiana, and In the house by Anthony, of Kan sas. It is not designed to take the piacc or any game laws now op the statute books, but contains some'en 1 1 rely new annlicatlon of the frdsral authority over the wild foul In their passage from one part of the country io mc oincr. Briefly the bill provides for tho es tablishment of shooting grounds for the public, for refuges for the birds anu ror sufficient runds tn piotcct properly both our migratory game ami Insectivorous hints This bill does these things without coning the gen eral tax-payer one cent, as it further plnvide- that all mm who shoot ml graloiy gume birds In the United Stutrs must flrt tuko out a federal Hunting llceu-e, costing $1. The money obtained from th' II rensc is to go Into n separate fund, Known as me -migratory ninl protec tion fund." Annioximutriv one. half l to be ued for the purchase of lake aim marn mens and the other half Is to be ucd for the caie ami pro tection of the blnls. It Is provided hy statltlc that since the government inaugurated Its policy of protecting wild fowl, which are In almoit every instance Insectivorous and thciefoie of incalculable vnlne In tho funnel of the country, theio blnls hn Increased In numlier verv materially. Hut the lenient piovisicns of rxUtitig legislation have made nec cssuiy, In the opinion at lcat of Sen- utor New und Kcprcscntntlvc Anthony, supplemental protection us piuvlded in the new bill. Some extiemely Interesting side light nie thrown on the whole prob lem by Carlo Avery, Minnesota's game and fisli commissioner. The Mine.ota low requites the hunter lo leport tne number and species of the birds he kills each car befole he cun secuic u licence for the suwcdiug year. Men If every .Mlnne-ota hun'er Is u verituble denrge Washington, the sportsmen of that state admit liavlntr killed In one year ulnrie 1010 over '(mhumhi migratory game blnls, most of which were wild ducks. On the other hand such un enoriws number of birds may be conceded to have u definite food value, thnuuh they were unilmibteiliy Highly expensive meat. Un the other hand Indiscrimi nate slaughter of the nation' wild life Is un economic crime setting aside all humanitarian activities of the Audu bon societies and other lovers of wild. lir'.'Iictween the'twnfthe new hilt seams to. promise the lenulsitc protec tion of this wjld life ftoin annihilation, wMIa at the tame time glvlrtg the hunter all the oppoitunity lo'slav to which they nre legitimately entitled. Proud of Vour l'srm? Stciotury Wallaccof the Dcnait meiit of Agrlcultuie, Ims sent out a notice that he hope will come tn the uttcntlon of ull 'farmers proud of their farm development, lie wants them to know that they can patent the name of their .farms and so establish a patented standard of iuulity for their produce. The United Stute patent office re cently approved and published in the Patent Office Gar.ette u tradc-maik covering "lluwkcyc," the name of an Iowa farm, owned by Leilru u liiu-. bleeder of pure bred hogs, cuttle und sheep. He Is the first stockman, and probably the first farmer, Secretaiy Wallace says, to obtulu u United States trade-mnik for his furm. "If a furmcr uses bis furm numo and traile- mark us part of Ids selling operations tho trade-maik inotcct the owner of tlie farm In Interstate commerce. Sev end states have law which authoiiie the icglstration or farm names unn tho stato authorities, but u trade-maik l mistered by the government proter tho nse of the fnrm nume outside of the slate in which tho farm Is located, Get Ttcnt Years, rarl Luvullerc was sentenced to twenty yenis In the stato penitentiary by u Jury in the Savannah circuit court, Saturday of last week, for rob bery or the bang at i(?a, .no., .nay ju last. II. II. Hiidgcman, of Oicgon, and K. I). Cross, of Savannah, reprcscnicu l.nveller. Now A Pair. Amriiat 1. 1010. J. II. Klcke became so excited on the sticets of Maltland that City Marshal J. II. Chambers had to take him into custody, and with strong efforts succeeded In getting him ouieted down it was due tn his daughter, Mr. It. A. llusch, present ing him with a grandson. Lawsey, but J. II. was craiy. Now, it Is Mrs. r'lckos- turn io aci up, but not so foolishly as J. H. She Is Just "puffed up" with prido on account or that uaugnier preseuunK nci im a little queen In a St. Joseph hospital, on Saturday, Sept. 17. Now they have a nueen and a king and everybody Is simply dee-llghted. Onlv llnnus To Ue Considered. Governor Hyde has indicated plainly that if he issues u can lor a special session of the legislature to hurry along tho time when Missouri soldiers, sailors and marines may bo able to nhtain the bonus voted them by the state at a special election last August, lie will not incumoer tne can wiin sum matters as legislation to prevent land lords from profiteering. A movement lias been on foot In St. Louis to induce the governor to Include legislation for bidding rent profiteering In his spcial message. LOOKS GOOD TO US. lW , ' - t Tlie New Orleans .V. l.oirco. llailroad t'o of New Orleans, l.a. Drainage, K. (. Man Head. St. Paul. Minn.. Sent. 23. Claike I". Jacoby, of Kansas City, Mo., was elect ed picsldent of tho national drainage congiess at the closing business ses. sion or the annual convention nere i.uu today. Kunsus City wus chofcn us t n 10-J convention city. It will bo remembered that Mr. Jacoby Is tho engineer who the Squaw Creek board cmpioyeu some twe've months ago, and nom nis stanuieg with the drainage congicss of tho Hulled Stntes. we feel that the Squaw C.reeV drnlnaro boanl used good Judg ment In selecting a competent engineer to do their woik, it is our opinion n the people will leave this work to thi-i engineer they will get results. The trouble with all drainage herctofme wn that the oeonle wanted to ue the nnertneer. nttornev. and lav out tlie triieo. consenuent y. iney nave nnn no drainage and have paid out their money for nothing. Now, mat tno present board nas seen in to try m get the best talent and give the pcop'e results for their money, It seems to us It should be left wholly to the enninrcr. yet the board has seen fit to have the government come ami cnecK.inis engi neer, and If found correct, It seems that the people should have the nest nlnn that can be obtained. Tho government's engineer's nnmo who was here three times was Mr. Mc Crorv. Mr. reck, of St. Lodis. who Is the engineer for the Darlington R. It., will also check all plans before any plan Is adopted by the board. o George Grelner has returned home from a three months' visit in Nebras ka and Colorado with relatives and friends. fills railroad is f!0 mile. imr !in,l ve.-i . nnnmir.,1 I,,' it..,... I.... ..... .. u In... every day. The company bought u four-wheel drive truck, with flunge whee's nnd pa.fcngcr body, and put It in operation on their railroad. During five mouths of continuous operation, running on an average of 3,000 miles per month, it developed un average of 16 cents per mile for cost of operation. Co-t t -team, same railroad, pec mile, 50 cents. This truck cur will run sl miles per gallon of gasoline, and on short lines, where travel is light, it will ra. ly cany n load of 40 persons This truck will also handle freight cars. It will pull a heavy loaded freight car up a .1 per cent grade. N'OTK: The people of this vicinity should put a car of this kind on our rail mad at once, us It looks miwity gisxl to us Wc herewith show u plctuic of lid- truck nnd car. KDITOIiS. A meeting of the cltlrem of Orcirnn und viciniiv will he hel.l ni Hm (V.m. nninlty room. Friday night, Sept. 30, at which time the lallioad question will be disrus.ed. This Is un Important mcctinir nnd ull Interested should nltriitl. Constitutional Convention. (and of the county of .hereby The following Instruction, have been lespectfully nomlnute issued by Charles U lleck?r, .ccielnry I tox delegate-at-large to of state, us to how to select ilcltgutes- the convention to levlse anil amend the at-lnigc to the new constltutloiwl con- iconstltutlun of the slate of Missouri, ventlon, In accordance with the rullniis ut the election ordeicd by the governor of the attorney-general; , ito be hold on the .... iluy of Fifteen ilelegates-ut-lurge are to he1.1"- - an wc ,re!' l'u" .' ?. .. elected to the new constitutional ion-1 10 Bccen.1. nn" 1 " T " ventlon. ' ' . ',"7". ViV. ' r i., .- ....'.". . , ... . ,. ruLII tUI l(llll."--l PMle. unit "inoi- Nn nuitv I non will bo tln.vn nn the . u.. .1 i i.t .....i.i i .. i.,k..r..i fifteen delegates to be elected ut laW.'cert(). u, eK V1)tcr f t,e state of Any number cun bo cam lUle . bOt M,ur mill l)f ti,e county of ; only tho fifteen lecelv ng '.lie l lghcst ,.. Ieit,ence ulll nostiifflce uie cor- number of vote shull be elected, Women, as well as men, may bo can. didate to the constitutional conven tion, either as dclcgntcs.at.laige or district delegates. Knch political patty shall nomlnute one candidate In each senatorial dis trict, cither by convention or prlmnty, as authorized by tho senatorial committee. Petitions nominating dclegalcs.al lurge to this convention must lie filed In the office of tho sccretury of state not later than thirty days before Ou tlay set for the election of delegates. However, petitions may bo presented to the secretaiy of stato before tho governor fixes the date of the election, In which event tho date or tho election will have to be left blank, languugo used In the petition to Indicate that the election contemplated is the election of delegate to the constitutional con vention, uuthoriietl by tne vote oi ine people an August 2, 1021. The petition of euch delegatc-at-must contain at least five pcr- centum of tho entlio vote cast for gov ernor at the last general election in the scnutorlul district, In which sucli candidate resides. Signers of petitions snail bo -elec tor of the state," which Includes per sons of foreign birth, who have tie clareil their Intention to become citi zens not less inan one yeur uur muic than five years before orrertng to vote Signers of petitions need not neces tents of the same sena' torlnl district In which the candidate resides, but the petition of each dele gate must contain the equal of five percentum of the vote cast for gover. nor In the district In which the candi date resides. Form of petition approved by ilie attorney general tor nominating cun dldutes to constitutional convention: Pntitlnn nominating for delegate-at-large to the convention to revise and amend the constitution of tho state of Missouri; . To tho Honorable Charles U. Becker, secretary of state, for the state of Missouri: ' We, the .undersigned, electors and lec'.ly written lifter my name. Name Itesldence r. u. (Here liiscit blank lines) State of Missouri. County of ss I, (name of ciiculutor), being rirsl duly sworn, on my oath do say that I here shall be teirlblv written or type written the names of signer of the sheet) (Hole Insert moie lines) tlit sheet of the 'foiecniug lu ll tlnn, and each of them signed his nnme thereto in my piesence; i neueve nun each has stated his name, post office addles und lesldence coiiectly, umi that euch slgnei is a lawful elector and legal voter of the state of .Missouri und county or Peace Day. The nation will lie expected to lay aside Its work and devote November 11, Armistice Day, to doing homago to the, unknown American dead in the great World War, and to giving vent trt American longings for disarmament as a symbol of what the world hopes from the international conference on armament tiiat optns In Washington on that day. A holiday nation-wide will be pro claimed by the government not for merry-making or sports, but for sol emn commemoration of the day when the war ended and the day which, the administration hopes, will open the Way tl reduced alnillmenl nn.l hrini better relation throughout the wolld. The Harris K. Petlce Post, No. 100, American legion, of (his city, Is tak ing the necessary steps looking to the proper ob-eivanre of the il.iv. nnd un are glad tn know that our business men are lending them substantial as sistance. It is a day that every one should feel like lettlnir I n of n rur dollar? to retebiute the day that btought to an end the greatest war of history. Whcthei you nie in business r not, you can well ufford to givo something to our Legion Post to help pay the b lis. You should be Iniem.t. ed If you ure a real led -blooded Amer ican. If you have not been called ilnon bv n soliciting committee tn contribute lo this fund, Just mnko out your contribu tion nnd send same tn the local noit. as they are desirous of making thin one of the best day ever known In Oregon. (Slgnatuie of circulutor) (Post office address of circulator) Subscribed und sworn to licfoio me, this.. day of U2... my teim expires (Signature of officer certifying to om.; (Office of officer) (Post office address of officer) lillnd to Get $325 In First Payment Kach blind nerson in the stato will draw $225 in the first payment under the blind pension law. The law went Into 'effect April 1, last, nnd the amount represents an accumulation since that time. There are about ten blind persons in Holt county who should register with the probate judge for pensions. The pension Is $300 a year, payablo quarterly. Checks will be, mailed from the state treasurer's office In Jefferson City, The first payment will be made Jan. 1. To ben efit by the nenslon a blind person can' not have an Income' which exceeds $780 a year, must be at least 21 years of ncsA nnd mtiftt have been, si resident legal voters of tlie state or Missouri of the state for ten years, Tremendous Tonnage. The necessity of keening the coun try .roads In good condition Is shown by a report recently compiled by thn llureau of Market, and Crop Esti mates, United Slates Department of Agriculture, showing the extent to which they uie used in hauling farm product to nmiket. Arconllng to thn report which shows the tonnage of 11 products hauled on country muds, giv ing the yearly average for the period from 1015 lo 1010. there weic 27 tons of these 11 ciops hauled for every 100 acres of laud. The nverage tonnuge of tlie 11 cmps hauled on couutiy road each year for the period mentioned amounted to 8ll.5ri0.00i) tons. The 11 crops referred to in the report are: roni, wheat, barley, oats, rye, flax seed, lice, cotton (Including seed), to bacco, potatoes and cultivated hay. o Mrrting of Legion, Monday Night. The regular mostlnis of the Harris II, Petree Post. No. IPO. American Le gion, will be held at the Odd Fellow' hall Monday niuht. Oct. 3. and u full attendance of all member is desired. Any ex-service men In this section. not member of the Legion, are also Invited tn be present. Itcports will be given 'by delegate to state convention, Airanaemvnts will be made for the Armistice Day celebiatlon to be given by this Post, on Friday, Nov. 11, and many other things of Importance to alt members will lie discussed. Plcuse be present on time 8:00 o'clock p. in. COM. The .Mother' Motemenl. A full iiM)inl nf tlm MiffAttm. for women, held on Wednesday afternoon, will be given In next week' paper. -, ...til I. I ....( A..I.AI..- llrlQW Will IMI IIIUOII jM'iliti it:,; ciiicu. i...,J. l.,n ii. 1... ntiM u'hl In tiftlMK "Wi'is, KI..H " "V a leal friend to all children, and par- UCUIUI I UIOM- OI IICI IllMIIV .,,. It. IU.11. The Mother.' Moiemcnl in Oregon. Thmilgh the present mother' movc m.ni Hi- neonle nf the community huve an opportunity to mm port a most urgent need. If we truly deslro to better tlie conditions of our surround ings, wo will allow no obstacle to stand In the wuy. If we wish our children to become spliltualiy wnoicsomo unu intelligent beings, wo will give them the atmosphere und surioundlngn which produce that result. Ibrougn organized effort this can be accom plished. The same conditions which we have to combat hem ure prevalent through out tlie world. In our cities scores of mothers from cultured and wealthy home are giving up their day to the direction of their children leisure time, u well us their education, iney know that the future welfare of our race depend on tho quality of work put into this time of reconstruction. Our battles wcio not finished In France. That merely opened our eyes to tlie mighty cut rent, which was sweeping us down to destruction. Are we willing to make the sacrifice which is necessary to stem this tide and turn it Into channels of lofty Ideals and wise living? Ily tho force of our unit ed efforts we can do so. Ily a Bervlco which Is bom of love and wisdom wo shall be able to guldo the coming gen eration in the ways of truth and light. No thinking person can escape the importance and command of the Moth ers' Movement. MAItV MOORE. , First Ice and Frost. From reliable sources we'Icarn that frost and Ice visited Holt county dur ing the night and morning of Sept. 26 20, In Uie Triumph school district, and was in particular observed on Jhe farm of O. C. Goodhart thero Was frost and a light skim of ice along the creek in small holes where the water nan settled. preach, at the netnoaist cnurcn,. 1 s i Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. t... I . . IVWl- I I. ..Igklsv. Z1 KTl-i.