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Morgan County Republican.
CENTRAL MISSOURI FARMING, MINING, REAL ESTATE, RAILROAD AND GENERAL NEWS.
Versailles. Mo., Thursday Morning, Nov. 1, 1906.
SNYDER PLANNED NEW PAR
ADISE IN THE 02ARKS.
Wantod Rotreat Prom His Cares.
The death of H. M. Snyder, of Kansas
City, multimillionaire ptouiotcr, man of
brains and energy Hint tnterpri.se, has
revealed him in a new light- "as the man
'if dreams ami idealism, Perhaps when
the splendid fortune that Snyder accum
ulated shall have been dissipated and
the sorrows and .shames that pursued him
rind his house shall have been forgotten,
the materialization of Ills dreams shall
prevail, and the world will remember
him, not for his money or the things he
did to gain it, but for the beauty spot
that his brain conceived and his money
Kobert M. Snyder's dream was to es
tablish a Missouri paradise on the south
ern slope of the Ozarks. I lis ambition
was to make for himself the most beau
tiful anil entrancing home in the world.
And to realize his purpose he was willing
to spend u million dollars or more of his
money and to devote the remainder of
his life lo pet feeling his plans.
His untimely end has interrupted, hut
not terminated, the Snyder dream of a
Missouri paradite. It is understood that
his poetically conceived and carefully
uotked out designs will be conscientious
ly executed by his widow and his broth
er, Gtorge I'. Snyder, of Kansas City.
SVVDHK I'AKAIlISi; INCMJIKht'!a500 ACKKS
Twenty five miles due north of Leban
on, in I.aclede county, fair ami luring as
ever Scott sh bard ever dreamed of im
mortalizing, lie the 3 i'OO acres that R
M. Stijdcr bought for his home beautiful.
Dotted .hero and there Villi orchards, di
vided but not disintegrated by a doen
verdant and rich-yielding farms, back
grounded by the gorgeous beauty of the
).ark foothills and broken by such pic
tiircscpie and entrancing scenery as may
be found nowhere but in the Oark reg
ion. The Snyder l'aradise lapses along
tl'C turbulent, tumbling waters of the
Kivcr Niaugua, and finds its chief and
central benr.ty in that. Klllariieyof the
Oarks, Lake Ha-ha-tonka.
In this new Fdcn that the man of
schemes ni:d brains and money and poesy
dis:ovcted, Mr. Snyder planned to cs.
laldish the UI04 maguificieiit, beautiful
and culi aiming private estate in the
world. In the woikiug out of his pre
liminary plain he had expended thiough
the Hank of Lebanon within the last
j ear Jl'i-VKH) for laW alone. The other
i:peiidittirir, made for material -of
which great train loads were shipped to
Lebanon and hauled twenty-five miles
over the rough mountain roads and for
other items, will easily bring the total of
his outlay up to the time of his death,
exelusixe of the first cost of theMand, up
to the sum of f JOO.UOO. And the devel
opment of the dicamcr-piomn'rr's plans
would and will cost countless thous
CKKKNIlnlSIC WII.I. CUVI'.K TWO ACKKS.
Today there stands on the sidings at
Lebanon a dozen ears filled with iuater
ial of various kinds. Some of thecals
contain gbifs for the great gteenhouse
I that is to coer two acres, and is to be
the largest private gtcenhousc ill the
world. Others contain the furnishings
for the splendid mansion '.hat Mmler
had a must completed when he met his
death in an automobile nccidtut in Kan
s.ts City last Salutday.
This beautiful residenrr, containing
in, ire than twenty rooms, builded eutiie
ly of stone and lumber hewn or sawed
fr 'in the Sujder acres, stands on a bluff
J.MI feet above Lake 1 In h.i-tonka. The
in iiisiou is 8 x 10 ) in dimensions, and is
of most impodug appearance. Certain
ly a fairer site or a more picturesque
could not have been (circled.
r.Ull.lUNCS t'l.l'STHKIili AKOUNII HA HA
TONKA, Around the 10) acre s of lake stocked
by Mr. Snvilcr with tinnt and bass and
ickerel-all manner of xanie fish
spreads the woodland that first won his
faiicv Clothed in its autumnal fplm
dor this gorgeous stlting of 1 1 a ha tonka
today prc-ycnls a vision that would win
the heat t of any poet, be he known as
franchise broke r, stock promoter, man
of gold or man of steel,
Clustered atoiiud the lake, the man
sion, the great greenhouse--, the plm
d d stables, with capacil) for '.OOhorsei,
and the cov cottuges for the servants,
already have U- n partially elected. ,
The croup of buildings, when com.
pk-ttd, will mean ail outlay of half a
million dollars, The mansion Alone has
cost already more than f75,0OO, and the
roof is not on, and the interior fittings
are yet to he transported nnd placed.
The cost of the great greenhouses in
which Snyder planned lo grow peaches
and oranges, grapes and figs the year
around, can oulv be hazarded.
Around the lake and the buildings, the
heart of the Snyder liden, comprising
more than 1!00 acres, is lo be creeled a
rustic stone fence at a cost of thousands
lleyond, in the great game preserves,
broken by its natural bridges its wonder
ful caves and dells, and the huriying.
jubilant Niaugua, Mr. Snyder planned
to find retreat from the cares and sor
rows that had filled his later years.
Two thousand pheasant eggs hatched
on the estate last spiing had slocked the
estate with these beautiful game birds.
Quail, prairie chicken, wild turkey,
srpiirrels and rabbits abounded there to
such an extent that no re-enforcement
was needed. Had the millioua re lived
lo enjoy his l'aiadise it would have been
lacking none of the allurements of
which he had dreamed.
orii'.Ki'.n to c.ivi: county fio.ooo to
Ht'11.1) A KOAII.
That his I'.den might be accessible lo
his friends from the outer world, Mr.
Snyder offered lo give to Laclede Coun
ty, lying just soulh of his estate, in Cam
den County, f 10,000 for the construction
of a splendid road from Lebanon to the
north county line. This offer probably
would have been accepted, and likely
will be if the estate renews it.
That it is intended by Mrs. Snyder
and Ocoigc 1 Snyder, brother of the
late promoter, lo complete his plans and
make his dream a reality, is best
evidenced by the fact that Mr. V. 1.
IJeiffendorfcr, cafhier of the hank of
Lebanon, yeiterday received a telegram
from the First National Hank, of Kansas
City, to honor all outstanding checks
against the nder eslate for the work
being done at lla-Ha-Touka.
IIANKI'.K 'I'll INKS PLANS WII.I, III'. CON
SIIMMATI'.K. Mr. Ilciffeuilorfcr, who has nil along
been thoroughly conversant with the
Snyder plans for Ihc establishment (,f
this Missouri paiadise in the Ozarks,
believes that Mr. Snyder's death will not
iuterfeie'with their execution.
"Mr. Sn)der.s brother," sair Mr. Deif.
felidorfer, over the long-distance
telephone lo The Republic last night,
"has all along hail active chaige of the
making of this new Iidcn. My under
standing is that he will proceed with the
plans as if the untimely end of his
brother had not occurred. The- buildings
already erected are insured in his name,
and lie knows and sympathizes with his
late brother's plans and dreams.
"It will he a loss to Missouri ami to
poesy if the plans of the late millionaire
are not consummated. I deem his enter
piise the most poetic and entrancing
that ever was undertaken in this coun
try, lie told me several times that he
proposed lo have the most beautiful and
nuicpie country estate in the world. He
was weary of the battle of life, ami he
wanted lo retreai uheie his soul might
find peace. It is very sad that death
has cut him off from the realization and
enjownent of his dreams," St. Louis
It would he well if every one would
provide themselves with season tickets
for the grand course- ol cnleitainnicnts
to he given at the Opera House by
the Midland Lyceum Bureau, of Iks
Moines. Iowa, under the auspices of
the Progress Club. These are all
high class entertainments.
Some editorial comment:
"One of the best enjoyed musical
entertainment held in Unionville for
years was given by the Madrigal La
dies (Juartette at the M. K. church
last night, it being the fifth number
of the lecture course. The church
was crowded, The young ladies who
compose the (juartette are each ex
ceptionally good in their line of work.
While thoroughly self-possessed and
perfectly at ease on the platform,
yet the joiing ladies have a modesty
and grace which adds a personal
charm. That they all won the hearts
ol their audience was attested by the
fact that every number was warmly
applauded, and on teach except the
closing one the ladies' graciously
granted encore numbers." Obser
ver, Unionville, Mo.
"The first of the winter's Star
Course entertainments was presented
at the Bessemer opera house Monday
evening by Nat M. Brigham in his
illustrated lecture 6n the 'C.ratul Can
yon of Colorado.' One is attracted
by the picture, but when the reson
ant voice of the lecturer calls atten
tion to the scene in a beautiful word
picture such as is seldom heard it be
con.es doubly attractive." Herald,
''Marvin Williams had a good au
dience at the Y. M. C. A. Tuesday
night, and there has hardly been a
better entertainment in Waycross.
From the minute he began the crowd
lavored, him and there were only a
few breathing spells between the
laughs. 1 lis lecture tte entitled 4 Liv
in' in Love' was rich in humor and at
times the audience roared. His fine
touches of beauty and pathos thru
out gave the more relish to his fun."
Journal, Waycross, CJa.
The first entertainment will be a
lecture by Rev. Atkinson on the ev
ening of November 2.'Jrd.
Season tickets for sale by Harry
Mills, at Tlie Fair.
TEACHERS' ANNUAL MEETING.
Morgan County Teachers' Associa
tion Held Interesting Sessions
in Versailles Last Week.
IIipoiUcI by Miss Nixi.li'. Ai.i.i:n
The Morgan County Teachers' As
sociation held their sessions in Ver
sailles, Thursday, Fiiday and Satur
day, October 2o, 20 and 27.
We met Thursday morning at 10
o'clock and Mr. Witten, our worthy
County Commissioner, was elected
chairman, and Kd. Cchrs secretary.
About seventy teachers were enrolled.
At this session Mr. Kiesey, agent for
the American Book Company, from
Chicago, delivered a lecture on
" Teachers' Salaries." In the after
noon he delivered another lecture on
"Preparation of the Teacher." He
urged the teachers to attend the sum
mer normal schools.
Friday morning we had with us
Prof. Hoover, head of the agricultuial
department of our Warrensburg State
Normal. He delivered an interesting
and instructive address on "Nature
Study." Friday evening he delivered
his popular lecture, "Among the
Alps," in the circuit court room.
Prof. Hoover was always ready for
any cpjestion the teachers .should ask
Saturday Dr. Riley, from Columbia,
delivered an address on "Sociology."
His lecture was enjoyed by all.
Rev. F.mory, pastor ol the Metho
dist church of this city, was present
during the entire sessions of the Asso
ciation, and each morning hud charge
of the opening exercises.
Hon. Conway Jones was present
jcach day and took an active part.
He was the only district clerk present
at this meeting. He is the teacher's
friend, always ready and willing to
help the teacher through difficulties.
Mr. Baker, editor of the Statesman,
presided Friday afternoon, Mr. Wit
ten having been called a way. Mr.
Baker was very much in favor of
obedience in school. Ii is true that
if children obey tvhile at school the
teacher finds very little trouble.
This Association was one of the
best ever held in this county. Kacll
teacher seemed interested and look
an active part in the proceedings.
The program as printed, was carried
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The Morgan County Republican,
out with one or two exceptions.
Mr. Witten, in a few well chosen
remarks, closed the Association Sat
urday afternoon, thanking the teachers
for the kindness shown to him as their
A vote of thanks was tendered Mr.
Witten for the able maimer in which
he governed this, as well as previous,
WV, your committee on resolutions of
the Te.ichets' Association of Morgan
County, submit the following resolutions:
I. That we express our humble ami
heartfelt thanks to the All Wise Creator,
for His manifold blessings, ami trust that
through our faith in Him, thai we as
teacheis may be able to lead and direct
alight thote inti uslcd to our caie.
'2, That we licait y endorse the work
of our Commissioner, Prof. Wray Witten,
anil expiess our thanks for his untiring
elforts in making our Association a suc
cess. II. That we thank 1'iofs, Live-say,
Hoover ami kiley for their beneficial
talk lo the teachers on educational lines.
I, That we thank Hon Conway Jones,
Itev. Iimery, Keillor linker ami others,
for the interest shown in our work and
for the benefit derived from their able
talks. 5. That we instruct our county repre
sentative lo exeit his iulhieiice towards
Securing county i upcrvision, and pledge
him our suppott in his effort.
6. That we thank the school board of
Versailles for the use of the school build
ing dining our Association.
7. That a copy of these lesohitious he
presented to each of our county papers
J, S. Hoici!, Chairman,
LiZ7.ii: 1) naiiiii!, Sec'y,
F. A, liNi:wi:u, Htiii:i, Jonks,
lucsoi.irioN.s iiv m'i.ciai. coMMirnu-:.
Resolved, Thrft we, the teacheis of
Morgan County, adopt the recommenda
tions of Sujit Carriugloii, that the salary
be in accordance with the average grade
on the certificate, hut that the per cent
by which it is computed be five per cent
lris than that recommended in his letter.
Resolved, That the teachers organize,
with an agreement Unit no ess salary
than that stipulated in the above resolu
tion, be accepted,
M. W. A. Notes.
Missouri has more social mctuiieh in
the M. Wv A. than any other stair:
On Srpt. 20 Missouri had 7H,.TJ0
members in good standing in the M
For the nionlh of Scptctnlier the 7th
district ranked Kid in Missouri and Intli
in the jurisdiction for new tuemliei
There are II districts in Missouri ami
in the whole.jurisd.ictlon.
On September 2f, there were 818,001
members in the M. W. A. in good hIiiiki
iugand I7.00J certificates outstanding
adoptions not repotted.
In Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Knusa
anil Wisconsin there were 4'J4,7I8 mem
hers in the M. W. A. on Sept 20.
Iloyler's Mill camp in Moig.ui cnunt
ranked first in the 7th district for nc
members secured during September.
The M. W. A. has one seventh of the
entire membership of the 166 fraternal
beneficiary societies in the United State
There are L','. '04, 1 38 more men carrying
whole life jKilicies in fraternal soviet!'
than in old line companies.
The following 111 of the JjT c.nnps in
the 71I1 district have adopted 51)
beneficiary members between Jan, I and
Oct. 1 : Jefferson Citv (10, KcsscIS
(Sedalia) h'), lildou -I'l, Huglicsville
I'linan .'17. Honnots Mill 1!5, Duuksbur
i!4, Iberia 'J 4, Syracuse ill, Flora '.'I.
Greeniidne Helle IV, Tnscutubia
I, inn 17, Olean 16, Spiing Fork In.
Smithtou lo, I vd wards 13 and Sedalia I"
MORGAN COUNTY INSTITUTE!
PROCEEDINGS AGAINST AUDI
The mandamus proceedings institute 1
against State Auditor Wilder by Morgan
county, to compel him to draw a warrant
in favor of the county fur 1,07:1.05, wi
submitted to the Supreme Couit in banc
Vears ngo Morgan County voted bond'
for the construction of a lailroad,
Under a law of IH0H counties that issued
bonds for such purposes Could set aside
the taxes received from the railroad in
whose favor the bonds were issstied for
the redemption of the bonds. It is un
der this law that the county basis if
claim, together with a special law passe I
by the last legislature iuithoriing the
return of the money on the part of tin
state. Auditor Wilder holds that tin'
law is Unconstitutional and has per
sistently refused to drrtw a warrant Ui
the money. The ihoney was paid int
the treasury Jiist as other taxes are paid.
There is considerable interest attache 1
to this case-, fur if the Auditor is wroiu
in his contention, there ate a great mini
bcr of counties that issued bomU to ai 1
III the construction of railroads thut will
ask for future reimbursement for the
nhure of taxopaid by the railroads tin t
have been turned into the slate trtasurn 1
Jefferson City Tibunei