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OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1911.
Rain Upon the Roof.
When the humid nhiidnw limer
Out nil tin' Marry uplii'res.
An I tlit- meliiin-holy darkiies
(lenity weeps In rnlny tears.
What ii Joy to press tlio pillow
Of n I'oltiiKO eli'imlwr lied,
And to listen tit Hie putter
Of Hit1 soft niln nrerheail!
Kvery tinkle mi tin ulilnttlr
1 1 in mi ri'lin In the heart t
Anil ii thouaatid dreamy finclrs
Into liusy lielnu utart.
And athe-u-and recollections
Weave Hull- tirlKhl hues Intu woof.
As 1 1 Men to the p.iltcr
of tlio rain umn tlic Miif.
Now In frtiioy iiiintmtny mother
Aanlic mill tn, yearn ngone,
To survey Iter liitrllnrt ilreuim-rt
Krenhelcft them till tliiiilawtn
Oh! I hv her hendluK i)'rr me
A I Hit to tliii refniln
Which Ii played upon theahlimles
II y the: patter uf the nilu.
Thon my little scrnph-aliiter.
With hrr wings iind waving h.ilr.
And her bright-eyed c licrnli brother -
A aerene, angelic! patr
Ulldearoiinil my wakeful pillow
Willi their praise or mild 'eproof.
Ah I listen t the niurnmr
Of the wifl ruin on Ihe rnnf.
And another comes lo thrill me
With her eyes delicious lilui'i
And fowl l.im.lniion hrr,
Tlml her heart was all tititrui'i
I remember lint to lorv hrr
With a rapture, kin to putn,
Ami my heart's itil-k pul-es vlhrali-
To Ihe filler of thu rial n.
Art hath naught of linn' nr i-.nlem-e
Nllllgllt Of rilllNll'F IIIIIKll'Kpl'tl,
Tlml (Mil thrill tlii'M-i'H't fiinnlaln
vWirm-i- the learsof raptnre Hell
l.tki-lhil weird niK'tiiriKtof Nature.
Tlml subdued, niihiliiltigstt.ilii
Whli'h I- pln.veil iiKin tin-shin gli'
lly the (utter of the ruin.
The Late J. C. Wyntt.
There will In general regret
tllllUlglinUt tills MVtllltl of utir
state uvcr tin- death Hi' .luhu ('avail
Wyatt, nf SI. .lo-cph. whose helpful
anil energetic career was brought In a
I'UiM- al his 1 ioiii In St. .loM'pli,
Wednesday, of last week, Nov. 20,
Ilill, at the age or 00 year, i-Kty-three
of which lit' I mi I iftit In St..lo
M'ili. anil thirty-live of these lie was
an active member of I lie Townscnil Si
Wyatt niL'ti'aiilllu linn.
As a member of this linn lit was
known to an unusually laigc public,
anil hd Iwlleve his personal acquaint
anco was perhaps as extensive a any
otber Individual nifrcliant of that
To know bliu was to In- Instantly
impressed with t lie pleasant actlvl
Ill's of bis mlnil, anil with bis pro
uouiicL'il faculty of bringing people of
many kinds elosc to lilm. Ilu was
strikingly urbaui! in manner- anil
tbcru was always tin- conviction tbat
tils urbanity was based upon sincere
qualities, ami a broail liking for tbu
greatest pnsslhlu number of bis fal
Ilu bail tbu line gift of realizing
what iiiallty mean-: anil despite an
(lcu.saut roiiuil of duties, I hi was
jvor too hurried to bu frlcmlly, even
lth thusu who served in thu humbler
laoaclties. Ilu wasa"busnessiuan;"
but bu bad discovered tbat theru may
.it' pleasant Intercourse and friendli
ness, even In tbu heart of hu-hicss af
fairs. It was never "Cuv's" moiiuy
that talked. It was thu truly demo-
oratlc and genial man, ready always to
j recoKiil.u a mutual Interest, or trait,
or experience, In tbosu with whom bu
camo In contact.
And he was of thu ku(iI clan who
make the wheels no. and who know
that a city thrives when business be
comes an expression of personality,
and a Una! aim In life, rather than a
means to an end. Tbu w bolu t rend of
lis life In his every day alia Irs In
Lis obligations and duties to his
hurcb: to bis God-to his fellow
nau. Tbu whole trend of his llfuwas
(upward: bis Inlluuncu was ever up-
If such a man as Mr. Wyatt needed
any monument, his years of persist
ent work In helping to build up St.
.losepb's commercial Interest, and bis
Ioiik Hfu f devoted work and helpful
ness to thu cause of Christ would con
stitute a memorial "mom endurint
than bronze." If any man should
start out with thu distinct purpose of
deserving well of St. .losepb and this
entire section of our statu hecould do
no better than emulate the achieve
ments of .lohn Cavan Wyatt.
Is your neighbor a neighbor or Is
ho only a near dwellei? If he Is nut
a neighbor, why is he nut? is he to
blamu or are you? Theseare very Im
portant problems and In older that
we may live 011 the very best of terms
with neighbors, wu should know thu
reason for any estrangement. Ills
better to make concessions than to bu
engaged in neighborhood broils. It
Is butter to bu on good terms with a
neighbor than to bu on bad terms
wltli lilm, even If It does cost some
BIHKLOW'S PIKK VISITATION
Bifelow Narrowly Escapes Beinf
Wiped Off the Nap Early
between two and three o'clock,
Sunday morning last, December II,
11)11, the alarm of lire was sounded al
HlKclow, and In a wonderfully short
time the citizens were at the sceuu of
tbu conlllgatlon. and It seemed for an
hour as If the entire town would In
wiped out, so Intense was the beat,
and so persistent were thu Haines'
Heroic and persistent work, how
ever, told, and In due time the thine'
were gotten under control, but not
until approximately ti'i.ouu In proper
ty bad been destroyed.
The lire was discovered In thu large
frame store building, located on t lie
north end of Front street. Just west
of the railroad track, and Is owned by
Henry Ideker, of Corning, and was
occupied by tbu .1. P. Waters Mer
cantile Company, who carried a gen
eral stock of merchandise, Including
hardware. Thu stock Is valued at
V),ix), and had some Insurance, tbu
amount we did not learn. Thu build
ing Is valued at 'J."iO0 wltb no Insur
ance. Thu second building reached by the
lire was the bank building of the
lllgelow Hank. It was completely
gutted of lis furuMilugs, but the
vault piolecteil Its valuables and all
Its books, and papi-is weie sacil and
found intacl. lly human ellorl, their
large Cm less safe was taken out
through the plate front In log chains
anil ropes, and sea ice I v marred In the
lea-l. The building Is valued at
Km and llxlures at l.'iOii ulllit;l.noo
liMiianiv. Although the Ilu- seem
lugly put the bank on" the map. the
splendid spirit of enterprise was
shown by lis cashier, (!eo. I 'ov liter,
and the iliieclory, by ilielr prompt
decision to open for buslnes- the
Mondav morning following, l ik-cii-pylng
space in thu McUee gemral
store, and they aru ready to do bus.
ness. Just as if nothing out of the
otdluary bad occurred.
The thlid building destrojed was
that of the large, double frame store
building, occupied and owned b
I'oynter & Walker, who carried a
large stock of general ineichauill.su,
valued, at h,imni, with fl.ui insur
ance. The building was valued at
t'.MHNi, on which was ifl.uoo insur
ance. The next building to be consumed
by the lire's ravage was the barlier
shop and residence of (i. M. I.arra
Ihc, and built of corrugated Iron.
building and contents went val
it l,."JKi wltb tl.tMMi Insurance.
This Is the third exlenslxe lire In
the history of our slstcrclty.lnwhlch
large and heay losses weri'sustalued,
but the lire of Sunday last was the
largest In valuation to have occurred
August I'.', IImhi, on Sunday the large
store building owned by .1 110. L. Chun-
lug, and occupied by Frank Krlede, as
general store was destioyed by llre.lsubstautlal road fund. Now It
entailing a loss of ts.oou, on both
stock and building.
February 14, IINI7, on Thursday, tiro
visited the same part of town and
along tbu same street as that which
occurred on Sunday last, December :i.
It started In the Catron drug store
Just south of the bank, destroying
tbu st (M'k owned by Mr. Catron, and
the building owned by Sherman Nol),
The tire continued south, destroying
the llogan restaurant, ()-born s meat
market and a small residence, and the
''Commercial" boarding house kept
by Charles Vount. Tbu total loss
w as est (mated at in,uoo.
Thus within tbu past six years
lllgelow has Hollered In a commercial
way by the destruction of iM.'l.ono In
property buildings' and stock.
In addition to these more destruc
tive llres, the town ami surrounding
country havu sulTereil mure or less
Asber, W. II.; residence damaged
.Ian. '.'I, ItHi.'l.
bridge lietweeu Mound City and
lllgelow, March 111, IDII.
Hrlnegar, II. ('.; resldencu, Nov. 14,
Ilrown, K. A.: tenant house, March
Ilrown, II. A.; barn anil several head
of horses, Nov. II, loot.
Hot I oin tires, week of March 'S,
Hi) I, destroyed much hay, and fenc
ing. Ilox car used as a repair shop, Dec.
brisk,. I, II.; tenant house, dam
aged, Dec. 7, liw:'.
Hrldgenian, Tom; residence, dam
aged, Dec. 23, lt)10.
Catron, Chris.; residence, .Ian. 28,
(.'at ron, Chrl: residence, April 'M,
Choate, Mrs.: residence damaged,
Feb. H, 1IW5.
Cbuulng, .1. L.: residence damaged,
Nov. 7, 1102.
Depot damaged, Dec, 'Si, Into.
Freeman, Hen; barn, grain, etc.,
Hunt. Link; residence. Dec. I), imv'i.
llansber, .toe; residence, Feb. '2,
Illnkle, .lames; barn, .tuly 14, Hxw.
Ilalgbler, Harry; lot of hay, March
Long, W. II.; resilience, .Ian. 187.1.
Long, Isaac: residence, .1 ill y II,
Long. Isaac: barn, April 7, 18!i:i; F.d
Schoonovur lost Hue mare.
Mendcnhall llros.; large iiuautltles
of hay, Feb, 17, llxis,
I'uinp house damaged, Dec. 24, 1INI8.
Parker, .lohn: lot of hay: March 8,
Shepherd, L. I.., barn,. Ian. 10, into,
Slater, .lohn: lost several miles of
fence, March 10, lull.
Slater, .lohn: tenant bouse, March
Wilson. Win.: residence, Nov. It,
White, .lames: barn, Dec. '-'. IIHW.
Wiggles, - : tenant house, .Ian.
achary, .lohn: barn and much hay,
March II). lull.
Given a Lemon Why?
During the last few years there has
Urn no subject more widely ills.
cussed than that of tSood Itoads. And
whlli there has been some excellent
roads and many good Ideas bow to
make them, but none suggests a way
whereby such enterprise might he
llnanced and perfected. Tills is where
we are ili'llcleiil and by thu foieslght
of the cities of our statu the lural
districts aie as much behind as we
were before we cieated a large iee
nue for that purpose. While perh.ips
It Is not generally known outside of
the cities that tl.u law on the stat
utes of our stale read to-wit:
Sec. lltibll.aws of liNin, I'. 70s n
part. "When the citl.eiis and count)
or district havu provided one-half of
tbu necessary funds for such con
struction and Improvements, then
tbu county court or properly con
stituted authorities of thu districts
by thu proper order or ordinance
make a requisition for their propor
tionate' share of the General Statu
lluail Fund each year and shall be
untitled to withdraw and receive the
same In the manner heieln provided"
thu construction of permanent and :
coul Inning linpioveineiits," and are!
hereby dellued to Ih- thusuifaclng of
any load with gravel and rock, oi'
with a well constructed mixture of
sand anil earthly material, commonly
termed a sand clay road
Su you see my dear rurallst how
tbu legislators of thu cities handed
us one when they passed the Auto
mobile Law at I lie last session ol the
legislature, whereby thu state collects
'all automobile license, and created a
to us to start a road as required by
the state or get all thu rural districts
ami auto clubs In such districts to
work together and get the new law 1
revi-eil to read something like this; I
"That all motor vehicle license tax 1
Is to bo collected and expended In
the county in which such license In
paid." This will help solve tbu prob
lem of good roads, and 'give us the
satisfaction of expending our own
money on our own roads and nut 011
roads around the cities.
Down in Platte.
A goodly portion of our population
look an excursion to I'latte City,
this week. They went over thu samu
railroad but weru divided Into two
divisions. Onu was headed by Charles
Patterson, .lr., and thu other by W.
D. Morge, Tlioy go on Invitation
fioui the sherlll'.
In the summer of limu, Charles
Patterson. .Ir., and Mr. Morge lived
as neighbors, Just south of Oregon,
They gut into a iiiarrel, and It Is said
tliu latter gut the worst cud of the
melee. Morge brought suit against
Patterson for 10,0011 damages, The
case went to I'lattu county on change
of venue so thoy all went down to
take a baud in thu matter. Frank
Put ree, of this city, and W. A. Illagg,
of Maryville, rpresent Patterson, and
llrldgeinan, Martin and Stokes for
Lawrence Kaucberand hlsdaugh
ter, Miss Mildred, of St. .losepb, en
joyed Thanksgiving dinner with his
uncle and aunt, Frank Htitton and
wife; Miss Mildred remained over for
a few days.
SANITATION AM) 8KWAWB.
New SystemSeptic Tank
Being Installed at Our
The ill-position of sewage has long
engaged thu Inventive genius of man.
He lias burned it wltb tire, be has
burled It In the ground, he has re
moved It to out of the way place., he
lias poured It Into lakes and rivers.
Ho could comprehend the method of
tire; but It was not easy to under
stand thu processes that followed
burial In the earth, exposure to the
sun and air In desolatespots,or ming
ling llh abundant waters. Ilu has
always known this, however, that it
was belter to resort to any of these
methods than to leave waste matter
to accumulate around his places of
It Is only In recent years that the
mystery of the decay of organic mat
ter lias liven coiislderaly cleared away
by tbu researches of science. Willi
each further step in tl.e Investiga
tion, nature's machinery for dissolu
tion has been found to he more and
more marvelous. The foreordained
function of this machinery Is to take
that from which life has departed
and to disintegrate It so that the ma
terial thereof may be returned to na
ture's storehouse whence It came.
I.es- than a score of years ago a
Scotchman named Cameron, acting
upon the Idea Ju-t enunciated, con
structed an underground receptacle
for sewage al a town In Kuglatul and
tunned It a Septic Tank. Into It was
poured Ihrougli sewer pipe- all the
lefuse of Hie community the waste
front the kitchen and the ill-charge
fioui the cto-et along with a suf
ficient supply nf water foi dilution;
and the entire billow was Introduced
In such a way as to produce hut little
dlstuilKiuce In the tank. It was soon
discovered that the outllow from the
lank was an ahno-t mloile-s si ream of
clear water, ami there was no accum
ulation of solid matter hi the bottom
of tin? lank even after the lap-e of
several years. All -oils of material,
Including paper and holies, seemed to
bu lliultled and changed into water,
lly and by It was' observed thai the
Mirfai'e of the pool was coveud with
a scum somewhat frothy but of a
leathery consistence and having a
thickness of two or three Inches. In
vestigation proved these layers to lie
the huiues of certain anaerobic ml
ci ol ies. They found theielu thu
choicest kind of environment they
nourished, they multiplied; they sil
lied forth to attack and destroy all
within their reach.
builder of the tank had simply pio-1
vlded I hem with a workshop void of
air and light . In letuiii for such a
habitat they were doing the people of
the community a splendid seivice.ili-'as
slroylng all their sewage wltb the ,
least po-slhle offense.
1 This Is the piluciple upon which
the suvvagi! of the court house Is be
' lug construct ed. As to Its construc
tion let us say: There are thiee sep-
1 urate hole-
In the grjund, and ate so
walled upas 10 prevent caving In,
and covered against the admission of
1 air and sunshine, and provided with
l means for billow and outllow.
The receiving vault or septic tank
I- divided into two compartments
each 7 feet cube, with nine-Inch walls
7 . ,' . "t
tnd fo ur-lncl, Moor, vvltl, a six-Inclr
reinforced steel top. Into thu llrst
chamber the matter is sevvaged Into
It and Is known as the settling cham
ber: this Is connected wltli the sec
ond chamber by an S-shaped duct,
i'hu so-called siphon Is so set us to
prevent discharge until II reaches a
certain line, anil thu matter is then
siphoonud Into the second chamber,
where the work of dust met ion Is car
ried on by anaerobic microbes, living
on thu solids, until Its lliuefactlon Is
accomplished. From I his it Is taken
lo a third clumber In which Is en
closed an automatic siphon which
carries thu sevvagu to thu leeching
cesspool: this I- H.2u feet walled with
The capacity of the septic cham
bers Ik sulllcleiit to accommodate
about 4ik) persons constantly. It will
be full most all the limit and covered
with a thick, leathery scum. This
-ciiui begins to form sunn after t bu sys.
tein is put in operation. Strange
indeed Is that format Ion, hut It Is no
moii' mysterious than the mother id
vinegar Is which Is lo hu found oil
the surface after wlnu or elder has
turned Into vinegar. Anaerobic mi
crobes vvure made fur Just such a
place as this,
Thu cost of construction of this
septic tank system of sewage will lie
about 4700, one-half of which will be
iKirne by the citizens ()f Oregon, and
thu otber half by the county. It
will prove a great Improvement over
tbu old order of things.
The work Is being done by the Ore
gon Pressed Stone Company.
The fall of lull brought us, strange
to say, no Ideal summer. November
as a general rule has been Ideal sum
mer weather, but the rule has been
broken, for winter really began on
the 1st wltli freezing weather and
some Mow, and on the '.'d It went to
II degrees above and on thu 12th to .1
below zero. Hut once before has It
gone below zero so early In the month
this was Nov. 8, Ifs'iil, when the
mercury touched 1 In-low zero. On
Saturday. Nov. II, we had a genuine
blizzard, the wind blowing a cold, raw
wind from the northwest, accompa
nied by a heavy trace of snow which
measured three fourths of an Inch.
Wo have bad Just as early winters
here before. In I8I2-.1 winter U-gan
on Nov. II, and snow remained on
the ground continuously until the
middle of April. Theru was a thaw
about the 1st of January, '411, and the
river became free of Ice, below the
mouth of Tatklo, but closed again In
a few days.
In IN" winter started In Nov. HI.
ami ranged from zero to 'J.'t lielow,
Dec. 2.1 It was III below and on Feb. !
It was il below. There were heavy
snows throughout thu winter, the
llrst fell on the night of Nov. .".
On No. ;i, I8.V), winter opened by a
heavy snowstorm and the meicury
went down to'JO degrees and we had
no thawing weather until thu middle
of February. s;,7. On Match I.
It was 'S degrees, and winter started
again with a heavy snow on the 'Jd
which stayed on the mound until the
-'utli. Tills was followed by another
freeu on April A, and continued at
freezing point until the IMth.
The winter of Ki7-s began Movent'
her In. with a sexeie .snowstorm and
ineiciliy went down to loileglee.s.aud
on the '.'.'id it touched zero. Decem
ber of that year, however, was mild:
bluegia-s grew tine and the robins
Nov. 10, Isils, winter came hi with
a seveie snow stoi in which coul tuned
with iutermi-slons utitll tint evening
of the '.'.Mb, wltli a total ilniatlouof
III bonis and a total fall orni Inches.
The winter of '7l-'J began Nov Is,
with snow and the meiiMiy tumbling
down tn :t below- on the 'JOth.
We cite l liesti few Instances to show
we havu bad early vvlntcishcforu that
of this year which really began Nov.
U. the thfiinoiiicter touching U de
grees alsive. Our winters really be
gin about the last week In November.
In IMH it began 011 the 1Kb, I'J dc
glees: l!M.I, on the 1Mb, In degrees:
IUIKI, oil the l.'ttll, 17 degrees: IU07, oil
the l.'lth, Is1 degrees: Itms on the I'.'th,
degrees: HUM, on the ."iih, U de-
Theiiuiinal teinpeiatuie for No
vember Is ID degiees; lor lull the
mean was .1.1 degrees 7 degrees below
uormal. and therefiue goes on lecoid
one of the veiy coldest Novembers
ever known lieu
The precipitation for the month
rain and snow was only .78 of an
Inch: which was lower In ivm, isu;.
ItHiu, and HUM. This year thu heavi
est 21-hour rainfall was of an inch
on thu Utli: on thu I7tli wu had of
'an inch of snow. Asa general rule
I wu have little snow In November for
inep.isi in years n nave passeu u 11 li
mit measurable snow. In rainfall, wu
usually have somewhere near the nor
mal which Is l.liS Indies this year
only .:(.' of an Inch fell, while In lulu
only .2M of an Inch fell hence for the
p.ist two years thu mnnth has been
. , , ,,, r.(fa as
A severe dust storm sprinkled with
snow , prevailed here all of Monday
and Tuusday, 27-2sth.
The extremes for the month of No
vumbe, lull, have been:
Mean maximum, 40.
Mean minimum, 21,
Italn and snow precipitation, .',8,
Greatest In 21 hours, .'.'' of an Inchon
oth. Snow fall, t of an Inch on 17th.
Thanksgiving Day came on thu
.'lutb. the last day of the month, and
never e.iiiui later before. It Is not
likely to occur again hi the lifetime
uf the presunt generation. It was an
An eartliiiiaku was felt throughout
Central Kuropu on the night of the
Tornadoes hit Central Illinois and
Central Wisconsin on thu I'.'th. Many
lives lost, and great destruction of
Miss Pearl Harding Is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Link Shafer, this week.
GUV STANLEY IS ML'RDKKKI).
Guy Stanley is Shot By Fraak
Vest, While in Bed Dies
Sunday evening last, Dec. :i, 1011,
between 8 and ! o'clock. Frank Vest,
who resides four miles west and one
mile north of lllgelow, tired three
shots Into Guy Stanley, which caused
bis death, In a short time, at thu
home of the former, while Stanley
lay In his bed. Thus again, the fair,
good name of Holt is smirched with
another 111 order.
Vest Is about 24 years of age, and
lives on the old Vest homestead near
lllgelow, and Is married and has onu
child. Stanley is about 21 years of
age, unmarried, and was In the em- (
ploy of Vest as a farm hand. The
former Is the sou of the late Hd.
Vest, a well-to-do fanner of lllgelow
township, who died several years ago,
and tbu mother remarried and resides
In Mound City. Stanley is the sou
of Charles Stanley, ami Isitb father
and mother are dead.
It Is said tbat on the evening of
thu shooting. Vest entered the room
occupied by Stanley with a Winches
ter pump shutgun. and found Stan
ley lying In bed wltli some of the
bed clothing about bliu. When with
in some eight feet of (lie bed, be
raised his gun and Hied Unci; shots
-o clu-e was he that the wadding
burned some of the beddlm;.
Ve-t will not talk much about the
case, but It Is ic potted that be said
he killed Stanley hecau-c he had In
sult, il hi-u lie. or the three shuts
llrul, one enteieil Stanley's left arm
between the elbow and shouldei: the
other two euteied the light side of
the bacl.', peiietiatlng the right lung.
Stanley llugeiiil until about II
o'clock Monday , December lib. when
lllgelow being without a constable.
Vest called up Deputy Sherlll Charles
Smith, of Mound City, and Inhumed
lilm of his act. and said to come and
gel him. which was done, and he was
taken to Mound City, and brought
fioui theie to Oregon by Constable
lohn Peters, and lodged in Jail, where
he will await the action ol the com
ing .lauuaiy term of oiircliciill court.
Coroner Wyuian, of Maitlaud, was
nutiiled, wbii went to the scene of
Hie tiagedy: be summoned a Jury
composed of Frank llrldgeinan, .liibu
Greshaiii, Wilson Darker, A.. I. Smith,
Itev. .lelllson and It. o. Atkinson.
After an exhaustive elimination In
to the case, they letuiueil a verdict
that the death was caused as above
The body was then lemoved to thu
homci ol a sister, Mrs. I.okeiuper,
some four miles fioui lllgelow, from
whose huu-e the liineial was held on
Tuesday 11101 iiiug, the Interment lin
ing at Mound City.
Mis. Vest Isgieatly dl-tiessed over
the t rauedy, anil Is at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mis. Coke .lack-
son, of the lllg Lake.
Tiik Sr. stink 1. abstains fioui pub
lishing thu various gossip pertaining
to thu ca-e, giving iiuly in biief thu
news that comes lo us that wu re
gard as strictly reliable.
F.d war. I Keweu was born in the Islu
of Man, March 21, 18.iu,and came to Holt
county in ISCI, and died near Oregon,
Nov. 20, IUII, in thu 8M year of his
agu. Funeral services weie conduct
ed from thu M, K. cbuicli, by thu pas
tor, Itev. L. C. Powell, oil Nov. .'Hi.
Though nut a member of theti, A. It.,
Meyer Post furnished a guaid uf hon
or, and a detail of thu Sous of Veter
ans acted as pall-hearers. Ilu served
faithfully and well as a member of
Company P., Capl. P.vans' 2ith Mo.
Inf., which company aflervvaids con
solidated with C. and G. of the P.ugi
neur corps, under ('apt. .lohn P. Mor
ton. He leaves two hiotluus, resid
ing in the Isle of Man, and a sister,
who resides In liockforil, III. A
nephew, a Mr. Goldsmith, of Hock
ford, was In attendance at the funer
al. Though extremely eccentric anil
peculiar, he was ruggedly honest in
Id-dealings wltli bis fellow man; a
brave and faithful soldier,
Charles W. I. likens, who left a few
weeks ago for llo-eburg, Ore., where
he Joined his wife and daughter, who
will spend Ibe winter there, hlsdaugh
tur, Miss Mary, lielng a teacher In tbu
Itoseburg High school, has returned
to Oregon, having been called back on
account of business Interests. He ex
acted to remain there this winter,
but it is doubtful now whether bu
will return to Uoscburg.