THE SENTINEL. BY DOBYNS i i l Ki; Entered at the Postort . i r.- i.. .Mi. as Second C-a- wane: Weekly Newspaper ; -i..i.-. t Interests of the Best Cuut' in the Union. u TERMS: $1.50 Per Year. Watch the date following your name on the nargin of the paper, it tells the date to which your subscription is paid. Friday, August 2, 1907. 1907 AUGUST 1907 sbi. koi. rnxs. to. mm. rai. sat. "T56 7T io TT"l2"T3T4 75 16 j7 18 79 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 303 Arrivaland Departure of Mails at the Postoffice, Oregon, Mo. MAILS DEPART- 1 :30 a. m. For Omaha anu intermediate points, and all points north, east and west. For all points north, south, east and west, except Tarkio and 12:10 p. m. Villisca branches. 9 :00 a. m. For St. Joseph and intermediate points. 3:30 p. m. 1 :30 a. m. 4:35 p. m. For New Point only. HelwiR supplied by Rural Carrier, Route No. 3. For Villisca, north, mall to all points north, east, south and west, except Intermediate between Forest ity and St. Joseph. For all points north, south, east 12:45 ii. m. and west. Mail made up at S:00 p. m. MAILS ARRIVE. 9:00 a.m. Omaha Mails from 11 points, north, east, south and west. 10:30 a.m. Villisca and Tarkio Valley branches. Mails from north east, south and west. 11:30 a. m. 3:15 p. m. From New Point only. Main line Iv. C, St. Joe. & C. B. Malls from all points, north south, east and west. 8:00 p. m. 7:30 a. m. From St. Joseph. Rural Route No. 1, leaves. Ke- turns at 2.00 p. m. 7:30 a. m. Rural Route, No. 2, leaves, turns, 2 00 p. m. Ite- 1:30 a. m. Rural Route. No. 3, leaves. turns at 2 00 p. m. Rural Route, No. 4, leaves. Re- 7:30 a. in. Ke- turns at 2:00 p. m. T:30 a. m. Rural Route, No. 5, leaves. Re- turns at 2:00 p. m. 3:30 a. m. Main line, K. 0.,St. Joe & 0. B. Mail from all points. Mails are made up promptly 13 minutes before departing time. New Point mail arrives and departs dally xcept Sunday. Mail to Fortescue, Rulo and points on the B & M. in Nebraska within 100 miles of this office, should ins mailed before 3:45 a. m. in order to reach its destination the same day. Malls for main line of K. (J., St. Joe. & C. B. aorth and south, ure made up and depart at the same time, for day trains. 12:10 p. m. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. Circuit Court. Convenes first Monday in January: fourth Mondays in April and August. William 0. Ellison, circuit judge. Geo. C. Prie prosecuting attorney. Fred V. Cook, circuit clerk. A. R. McXult.y. sheriff. Harry M. Irwin, stenographer. Probate Court. Convenes "second Mondays In February, May August and November. Geo. W. Murphy, probate judge. County Court. Regular Terms: First Mondays in February May, August and November. Henry K. Wright, presiding judge. George W. Cotton. Judge 1st district. Jno. IL Hunt, judge of 2d district. Frank L. Zeller, clerk of county court. County Itoarri of Health. Henry E. Wright, president. George W. Cotten.vie-presldent. W. O. Proud, county physician. Frank L. Zeller, secretary. John II. Hunt, 2nd District. County Hoard of IMucat ion. Geo. W. Reavis, Maitland. V. F. Cwiiui. Mound City. Moilie Palmer, Craig. Collector of Revenue. Geo. F. Seonian. County Treasurer, George W. Cummins. Recorder of Deeds, ohn Speer Commissioner of Schools, Ceo W.Reavis. Public Administrator, M.I) . Walker. Superintendent of Poor, SebournCarson. Surveyor, Win. M. Morris. Asssessor. Will Fitzmaurlce. C. W. Wvman. Coroner. Maitland. The many Mound City friends of Miss Winifred Donuan will be sorry to learn of her death on last Thursday, July ISth at the home of her parent?, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Donnan, at Pomona, Cali. The Donnans were former resi-dents of this city. Oh account of the J ill health of Miss Donnan, they removed to California a year or two ago, believing that a change of climate would be of benefit to her, but the dreaded disease, consumption, had taken such a hold; thfit nothing but death could relieve. Miss Donnan was a graduate of the Mound City High school, having competed the course in 1900, and was held in high eBteem by all who knew her and Vat nowa other death will be a sad mes-fsge to all. Mound City News. Pitching- Horseshoes. Horseshoe pitching now seems to be the principal amusement for many of our people, who seem to take the exercise for their health. The world's championship contest is to be held at Kansas City, July 2'. 3U Among the 15 rules governing the i.ame, we notice the fol lowing: The diEtar.cc b-tween pins shall be 33 ft. 0 in. The ends shall be circular, four feet in diameter, and be Tilled with stiff clay six inches deep, filled to a level with the surrounding surface. In the center of each end shall be placed an iron or steel pin driven firmly into the ground.the top to be two inches above the clay. Shoes shall be of iron or steel and measure six inches from the center of toes to icside of the heel, the points to be smooth and to measure three inches apart inside. Each shoe to weigh two pounds. Player when delivering his shoes must stand behind the pin with the toe of the front foot not past the pin, and immediately to its rear. Each player shall deliver two shoes in succession and priority of pitchers to be determined by score of last delivery, i. e , the partner of the winner of last score shall be first to pitch from the next end. And while first pitcher ;is delivering his shoes his opponent must stand at least six feet to his rear. Player shall not be allowed to examine or touch any shoe deliverod until his opponent has delivered his shoe and the umpire announces the result of the score. All shoes delivered lying more than two feet from the pin to nearest p int of shoe shall be declared fouls, and each shoe so delivered shall count one half point against the player. All measurements shall be by the umpire and shall be made from the cent-r of the top of the pin, with compass. All clay or other matter may be removed if necessary to measure nearest point of shoe All shoes delivered that are not fouls are counted as follows: The shoe uear-est the pin counts one point and the others count nothing, provided, however, if both shoes delivered by the same pitcher shall be the nearest ones to the pin they shall count one point each. After all four shoes are delivered if any shoe shall be around the pin it shall be called a "ringer" and counts five points, and if a shoe be leaning on a pin it shall be called u "leaner' and counts three points. But if the last pitcher deliver a "ringer" on top of or under his opponent'?- "ringer," such la-t "ringer" shall count ten points and the first one nothing. Likewise if the first pitcher deliver two "ringers" at a single throw and his opponent deliver one "ringer" at the same throw the last one made counts 15 points and the first two nothing. And if the last pitcher throw two "ringers" on the other two. making four at one throw, the two thrown by the last pitcher shall count 21 points, regardless of the position of the shoes after the de livery. Also, if first pitcher and second pitcher 3lso throw one, the laBt one so thrown shall count 6 points, provided both t-hoes are resting upon the pin, and if the last pitcher throw a "ringer" un der or upon his opponent's "leaner" such ringer" shall count 8 points and the "leaner" thiowu upon the opponent's "ringer" counts two points in favor of the "ringer" so delivered. If at a single throw the last pitcher's shoe shall strike his opponent's shoe in such a manner as to form a "ringer" of it, the same shall count 5 points in favor of the first pitch er and no other count shall be scored in favor of either pitcher at sui-h throw. For Whom Named. Andrew county was named in honor of Andrew Jackson Davis, a prominent citizen of St. Louis. It was organized, January 29, 1811. Atchison for David R. Atchison, who had the unique distinction of being president of the United States for one day March 4, 135G. It came on Sunday and being resident of the senate, Bu chanan not being inaugurated until Monday, March 5th. He was the first circuit judge of this judicial district being appointed by Governor Reynolds February 1, 1841. He died January 26, 18SG, and was buried at Plattsburg, Mo The county was organized in 1845, on February 14th. Buchanan was named for James Buchanan, who was elected president of the United States and inaugurated in 1S56. It was organized February 10, 1S39 Buchanan died June 1, 1868. Holt received its title from David Rice Holt, representative from Platte county, and was created by an act of the legislature, February 15, 1841. He died dur ing the session of the legislature and was buried at Jefferson City. Nodaway, February 14, 1815, received its name from its principal river, which in the Pottawattamie tongue signifies "placid." Platte was organized December 31, 18'iS, and named for its principal stream. Whereas, the weeds in many places are rank and foul, therefore be it Resolved, that the Commercial Club respectfully ask the city council that steps be taken at once to put the walks in better condition and see that the weeds are kept under control. Mound City News. Getting- Ready. The proposed cru-se of fifteen to twen- :y or even more battleships from th- j j Atlantic to the Pacific during the com- j ing fall will be a spectacular lestofuit-j vai efficiency und an impn-s-ive exbibi-1 tion of this nation's sea pow-r. Ability to keep the sea for long periods and still be in condition to meet an enemy is next to the final test of a navy's etlieiencj. The final test is. of course, actual battle. The proposed cruise should demonstrate as nearly as possible whether our battleships are what we believe the are and have tried to make them. The distance is 13,000 miles, more than half round the globe. It may be covered without dependence on any foreign port for coal. With the voyage of the Oregon from California to Cuba and her arrival in condition for buttle, the United States' navy broke all single ship records since steam displaced sails. If the voyage now projected be equally successful, all fleet records will be broken. This movement from the Atlantic to the Pacific is not intended as a menace to Japan or any other power. It is simply an effort to find out whether the navy can do what it might be required to do in case of war. It is a demonstra tion whose success will help prevent war. It will also be a spectacle giving to every American a greater sense of security. No matter how averse any man may be to war, evidence that his country is well prepared to dafend itself and him is comforting. The spectacle of power always ready to uphold the flag and protect the life and property of every citizen, strength ens confidence throughout the nation. The proposed cruise is to be commended on every ground. It will help to remove possibilities of war, and from a purely mercantile point of view, the assurauce that it gives is of enormous value. There has never been a time when the official relations between the United States and Japan htve been unfriendly. The somewhat critical attitude of the two powers at ibis time seems to be due, apparently, almost wholly to individual indiscretiun in the treatment of Japanese .on the Pacific Coast and unofficial "jingo" element in Japan. The Presi dent and the United States government generally have done all that could be done with dignity to allay the ill-feeling engendered by the race issue on the coast, and it is inconceivable that the Japanese government would ever permit that specific issue to become a cause for war, if war is not desired. In view of the possibility that Japan may be nursing ambitions of imperial expansion or enlarged political prestige, regardless of cost, is it not a matter of profound satisfaction that the United States is able to place in the Pacific in the near future a fleet that will take first rank in those waters? To Bay nothing of the actual outcome of the present situation, is not the naval policy of the goverment fully justified in the situation as it now stands? Wars cannot be waged and won with navies made to or der. And also, is it not regrettable that the Pacific Coast fortifications have been neglected and that the regular army of the United States has been maintained on so 6rnall a basis? Nickell'a Grove. Threshing has begun in the Grove. C. L. Kunkel was in St. Joseph, last Friday. Dolph Kunkel was home on a visit for a few days. Wesley Zachman sold a bunch of hogs last week. H. L. Hershner has been on the sick list for the past week. Lloyd Thatcher was a visitor at C. L. Kunkel's, last week. One of the finest rains of the season fell last Saturday night. Earl Stephenson sold hogs to W. A. S. Derr, receiving $6.05. Wesley Zachman made a business trip to Kirksvilie, last week. Dr. Lash, of Kansas City, was visiting relatives in the Grove, ovei Sunday. People have got their hay all up in good shape, with but very little rain on it. Lulu and Grover Interraill attended the party at Orrick Kreek's, Saturday night. Eva Hershner and Susan Kunkel were visitors at Lee Stephenson's, Friday and Saturday. The high water of the Nodaway river has done lots of damage to crops, both corn, wheat and oats Ora Lash and family and Alvin Ad-kins and wife, of Rush, were visiting Andrew Hershner's, over Sunday. Some of the young people of the Grove attended the ice cream supper at Mr. Frazier's, of the Benton district. Naoma and BeBo Webster, after a two months' visit with relatives and friends, returned to Kansas City, Tuesday last. Mrs. H. L. Hershner, Mrs. Earl Stephenson and Mrs. L. S. Lash were visiting John Noellsch Jr., and wife, Monday last. A few of the young people went in and surprised Ezra Smith, Monday night, it being his 21st birthday. Ice cream and cake were served. O. Z. ATTENTION, COMRADES: All comrades of Meyer Post are hereby notified to assemble at the court house on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 23rd, at 2 o'clock, for the purpose of transacting such business as may prop erly come before it. The semi-annual dues are now due and comrades are requested to come prepared to pay their dues for the term beginning July 1st. By order of W. H. Hardman, Commander. The Latest Move. In the face of Federal laws and State laws designed to prohibit the organiza tion and operation of trusts in restraint of trade, the number and power of monopolies still goes on. There is one marked exception, that of the Transportation trust, which is now subject to the regulation of the Interstate Commerce Commission. The plan proposed by Attorney General Bonaparte is interesting and some what promising. If, by bringing injunctions against the trusts and appointing receivers when the injunctions are" disobeyed, Attorney General Bonaparte can solve the trust problem he will stand as something of a Solomon in the history of the present time. At least this process would, in case of receiverships, shed full light on the actual business of these organizations. It would show actual investments, actual cost of operation and maintenance, actual profits, and it would, during the operation of receiverships, establish domestic competition where monopoly has flourished. REAL ESTATE MIMEOGRAPE PUKLISHKD WKKKLV KyW.II Hll HAKD.- OREIJO.N.MO. OFFICE UPSTAIRS I N 'I II K MOOKE IILOCK . Abstracter and Negotiator oT Loans. Transfers for the week ending July 20, 1907: WARRANTY DEEDS. Geo W Postal to Oliver S Stroup, lots 11 and 12, block 2, Creamery add Mound City 5P Jno M Fitzmaurice to C B & Q R R Co., 3 53-100 a se 13, 60, 39 ... . 1,000 Mary A Fitzmaurice to C B & Q R R Co, tract in nw se and ne sw 13,60,39 1,500 Thos Fitzmaurice toCB&QRR Co, 150 feet in nw se and sw se 13,60,39 1,000 Firman B Strickler to Sam Duncan, la se s- 22, 63, 40 1 Jas E Strickler to Sam Duncan, lasese22, 63, 40 60 Amanda A Glass to Jno D Glass, lot 7, block 34, Forest City 1,000 Ella M Zachary to Geo L Hayes, tract in nw 5, 61, 33 4,325 Thos Fitzmaurice to C B & Q R R Co, 125 feet sw se 13, 60, 39 500 Mary A Fitzmaurice to C B & Q R R Co, 250 feet nw se and ne sw "and e2 nw and 6.11-16a (Gordon tract) 13, 60, 39 2,566 Desire E Bennett to Gertrude S Bennett et al will QUIT CLAIM. Wm Smith to Ella M Zachary, 1 acre nw nw 5, 61, 38 1 Richard R Bagby to Ella M Zachary, nw nw 5 and sw nw 5, 61, 33 1 Robt L Randall to Paul E Delia, lot S, block 2, G & C add Craig. 50 Effie M Davis to Paul E Delia, lot 8, block 2, G & C add Craig 50 Wm E Davis to Paul E Davis, lot 8, block 2, G & C add Craig 50 Transfers for week ending July 27, 1907: WARRANTY DEEDS. Patrick Fitzmaurice toChas Wylie, lot 1, block 9, Forest City 6 100 M F Burke to Chas Wylie, lots 2 and a, block 9, Forest City 400 Peter Christen to People's Bank Corning, lot 7, block 1, Corning. 350 Bank of Mound City to Isaac F Tyson, 381 100a ne nw G, 61,33. . 1,800 R S and J H Reeves to Rosa L Overlay, lots s and 9, block 14, Mound City Ext 400 Wm S Hiatt to Henry K Miller, part block 10, Mound City 1,500 W II Richards Exr to Wm II Stewart, lots 5 and 6, block 4, Oregon 1,000 QLIT CLAIM. Stella Conley, et al to Preston Wise, n2 se se 23, 63, 40 1 The school board of the Fortescue district is to be congratulated for the 1 enterprise shown in letting the contract ; for a nice brick two story school building 26x40 feet. Vandoventer Bros., se- j cured the contract and are now shipping from their yards seven car loads of , brick with which to erect the building, ; work upon which will begin next weoK. Jeffersonian. The Travelers Have Returned. After viewing Washington from the monument, we weut to dinner with our aunt. Now I -,i u to take you into my confidence for a iittlt? while. You know I have buardeti at no c!s so long that I c-tnnoc heip oeii.g a little awkward when it comes .u acting a master uf ceremonies at dinner, ana that, in the presence of lauies. who seemed all determined to let tue see that they could see t.iit I could not see the proper dish at the proper time, nor iu a proper manner carvd meats, uor do the dudish handsome in a handsome way. You all know me as a typical dude, but never knew I was so self conscious as to let my dudiahness combine with my social verdancy so as to make me lose my self possession so much that I would persist in taking the best of every thing on the table, and serving my own plate first; but so the story goes and "they say" it is true. J learned fast, however, and after many corrections and "curtain lectures" I got to be as skilfull as a "head waiter." So rapidly do changes come in this world; the only rrgret I have now is.that my new knowl edge may impose upon me new duties, and that while I now may boast of my skill as a "chef," that very fact may cause me many a toilsome hour. I now know the meaning of that wise old saw "where ingnorance is bliss it is folly to be wise." After going through a complete course of table etiquette and justly deserving a diploma which I never received, we continued our -painting up the old town." A "seeing Washington" trip took ua one afternoon. Thus we had a general view of ail the noted places in the city. One afternoon we went through the "Congressional Library building." Then we went back at night to see the effects of the electric lights on the paintings and wall decorations of that most entranc-ingly beauti.ul building, perhaps in the whole world. For miles of corridors and enchanting mural decorations, overy one so full of meaning, and manifesting the artistic skill and intelligent design of the decorators would keep the visitor enraptured, as it were, in a dreamland of the beautiful. If there is any thing to keep a congressman from being wise in this library, it is not lack of books, for books are there in endless variety, it is not for lack of convenience for every device for convenience is there, but it would be that so much to iliure the fancy and charm the esthetic nature might make the halls more of places for 'voung men to see visions and old men to dream dreams" than as halls for hard study. Of somewhat different kind is the state, army and navy building. With its miles of pillars and massive structure, with its two miles of marble corridors and 500 office rooms, withjits mar-I velous treasures historical and artistic, one is subdued by its grandeur and fascinated by its imposing immensity. One may also think of the great matters of state and world importance which are there being transacted and in times past have there been worked out, and one sees the whole world gazing in awe and wonderment at that magnificent struc ture. We then visited the department of Printing and Engraving, where paper paper m .ney is converted from blank to beautiful new bills ready to run on errands of business around the world, .and also the treasury building where the hundreds of millions are counted and kept in safety vaults for future use or misuse. Two elegant new buildings are being erected for the house and senate committee work, both of white marble, which will add much to the attractiveness of the group. The old agricultural building has proven to be too small and one of the very finest and largest of all the public buildings will be thejnew agricultural building. At present private houses are being rented by the government to accommodate the offices and working rooms for many of the scientific workers of this department. One thing which impressed me greatly with the shortsightedness of our congresses.is the fact that the lands needed for the Capitol grounds and to accommodate the various buildings was not secured by the government when it was evident that it would be needed, and when it could be bought at reasonable rates. But merely ground enough was secured to use from time to time, and private buildings thus are mixed up with the government buildings so as to disfigure the general view of the whole group, and what is more important from a practical standpoint, the necessary ground now costs more than 10 times what it would have cost if good business methods had been used by our representatives in regard to this matter. A "penny wise and pound foolish" policy has been followed to the disfigurment of the whole appearance of the capitol grounds and to the great loss, financially, of the people. Yet for all the scattered arrangement of the buildings and the ugly situation in nmtu Ulrtu U1 lUBlu ttro i" struggle to be seen, it would be hard to I find a finer, or more serviceable group than the capitol group at Washington. In visiting the Capitol one should give a careful study to the paintings in the different rooms, halls and dome of the Capitol building. Powell's Landing of Columbus, Vanderlyn's "DeSoto Discovering the Mississippi," The Baptism of Pocahontas and the "Landing of the Pilgrims," by Weir are srand. While th- "Signini: of the Declaration," the 'Su-rfuder of LJurgoxnu," "the Surrender of Coruwailis." -Tr e Resignation of Washington" m in- "Triumphal Series" are worth tlas of study. Inside the Rotunda th uhiim paintings in allegory -re a dream uf b-auty. Commerce Freedom. Aurico -ure. Art, Science, Mechanics and M;rine are painted in a most at.b. :::e maiu.fr within this won- J derful structure, .vnile crowning all as a canopy, is the "Apotheosis of Washington," which can be seen from the lower floor, but to see it well you must either use a glass, or go up the hundreds of steps nearly 300 feet to get as close to it as possible In the Statuary Hull, among the great ones of the world, stands the statue of one woman, and I think that time will mark this as one of the most worthy in all the list it is that of Francis E. Willard. Others are there for fame, war, oratory, statesmanship and other such claims, but Franci3 E. Willard is there to represent the noblest and best in hnman life, and that element without which all the oratory, bravery and battles in this world would be in vain the noble, pure and unselfish Christian character. We mu3t not forget the grand painting by Leutze, illustrating the lines: "Westward the star of empire takes its way The tirct four acts already past The fifth shall close the drama of the day Time's noblest offspring is its last." This grand painting is enough to inspire one to enthusiasm in contemplating the heroic and undaunted courage of those who went before us in the Win ning of the West. I urged the task of taking down some of the classic quotations seen on the walls of the Library of Congress, on my better half, or rather two-thirds, and I think it well to give some of them: "Ignorance is the curse of God, but knowledge i9 the wing wherewith we fly to heaven." "Books must follow science, and not science books." "Nature is the art of God." "Beauty is truth and truth is beauty." "The noblest motive is the public good." "Too low they build, who build beneath the stars." In fact a world of wisdom is here inscribed all again set forth in richest art. The white house was very interesting to us. We walked through its exquisite grounds several times, and each time saw points of interest not seen before. The plan of the grounds is a marvel of beauty and the trees, shrubs and grasses are the product of nature at her best directed by art at its utmost, and end-lees labor and expense. In visiting the grounds you would fancy yourself in the garden of Venus where Tanhauser was entranced or in some fairy land where "Sylvan maids were seen peeping forth from their valleys green."But the White House itself is a simple.plain.blocky, two story oldstyle white building with straight f plain walls onlj' relieved by porches with Grecian columns on either side. The windows are painfully plain and common place and th" new additions are without fitness or good taste either from the standpoint of the artist or architect. The house is white but not of white marble as most people suppose. It is of Virginia free stone and made white by being gone over every year for that purpose. The site was selected by Washington in 1792 and the building was first used by John Adams the second president in 1800. The plan of the building is that of an old time Irish country seat. As such, it would be a plain, modest yet imposing structure, but as the Executive mansion for a great nation like the United States, it is out of all proper proportions. But still there is a good and well justified opposition to ever building a new executive mansion. The White House has been the home cf all the presidents, except Washington, and has gathered about it the memories of the nation's chieftains for over 107 years. Besides its very simplicity is a healthful reminder of our simple, but glorious days when we kept more fully in view the diff erence between a "splendid and a happy land." Our people also remember the 'Old Soldier,' and his home near Washington is worthy of our great nation; while our heroic dead rest in the noble and beautiful Arlington cemetery. This is a tract of land covering about 8,000 acres, which was bought by the government at different times beginning in 1S02, from the heirs of George Washington. In those days it was an elegant plantation and Washington, who formerly owned it, made a magnificent place out of those wide acres. After the death of Washington it was somewhat changed, and the Arlington house was built in 1802 From it one has a most picturesque view of the Potomac, and in the distance the city of Washington and the great monument present most impressive vision. In this cemetery are laid to rest 16,000 of those who gave their lives that the nation might live. Here also lie hundreds of the generals and commanders of the soldiers, who did the miKhty deeds of which we are so proud, And where the great ones are buried elsewhere their names are inscribed on the "Temple of Fame" to keep company with those who sleep the sleep which answers not when the bugle calls. On this we read the names of Washington, Lincoln, Grant and Farragut, Mead, Thomas, Garfield, McPherson and others of such rank, whose names are an inspiration to all true Americans. (To be continued) G. W. Murphy.
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