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5L. SEPTEMBER 7. 1901. No. 32 mmm. ,ipt of Tax Money Due by Alton Road Authorized. R. COUPON REFUSED. paid the nstructed 10 Uv Township Bonds Called In Court Notes. county court of Lafayette j was in session Monday and Jj. iu Monday's session the court h the much vexed question ot the , railroad s taxes by ordering the voolleotor to accept a check from j commissioner of that corpora lot t4.5C0.29, covering taxes with ,t (or the years 1898, 1899 and Je Alton road quit paying taxes on Llllog stock in Lafayette county S on toe ground mat ine assess ing too high aud the taxes thereon necessarily excessive. lemid claimed that in computing ;iing stock in Missouri that of the lnjsiem was taken into consider. by the stalo board, and that it either equitable or Just. Several It counties effected brought suit 4 the Alton, but as a general the decisions of courts were m. t them. Lafayette looked on ai(ed and finally the Alton peo- time to the front with the proposi ti they would pay into the Itj of the county the amount ii above hi lieu of $5,690 62, total at claimed by the oouiity for the jparn. To be more explicit the j claimed against that company. year 1898, under the assess- aaJe by the state board of equal- i the sum of (1,810.27, while tb I-.! people claimed that their in- Inesswas only $1201.61; for tbe 99 the sum of $2,023 87 by the as against f 1,336 83, the it toe Alton people claimed to and for tbe year 1900 $1,762.48 ut $1,261.87. Thus it will be it while the couuiy's tax books A an indebtedness by the Alton eof $5,596.43 the road claiiiied eonly $3,800.31. This amount red to pay with interest, amount- f ll.5B0.39, which the oounty io the faoe of the Alton's suc- litigaiion In similar cases in counties, very wisely accepted. WERLT REFUSED TO PAX, M. C. Sherman of St. Louis fled for pay tuent coupon number originally attached to one of xingtoo township railroad bonds. oappened, however, that bond Hed in lor payment and cancel- July 1, 19u0, and tbeu the! '1 obligation nf Ihn enuntv D - J Hence the court very properly payment. UTON TOWNSHIP HHNIM PALLED. nKton township bonds numbered fJ 21, of the denomination of J" each, were called In for pay- t the oflloe ot the oounty treaa- o 'be first day of next month. ,!l--8AR BONDS CALLED, "curt has called In for cancella- fOTember 1st Sni-a-bar township M bond. tiuntKiiPAil t An shiwl 'r $1,000 each. These bonds -0', were issued July' 23, 1890 pe are not due July, 1910. COURT NOTK8. fred A. Rflfirf ... rr.nliH thn ge ot paying taxes on lots 1, 2, ln 9 in St. Thomas' addition etlJ at a valuation of 100 for Jnd previous ' J- L. Forsha were abated 4G5 to $325 (or the year 1900 on f 1 01 eoneous assessment. Pice having been brought forth e on the persona) property uu r. estate oi.'M. D. L. Cannon for me year 1896 had bgen vuuuijr uuuecior was make entry accordingly Taxes were abated on account of erroneous assessment on $500 building and loan stock supposed to be the properly of Joseph B. Silvers. Tbe county court on Tuesday granted a dramshop license to Chris Walk of Lexington. The county bridge commissioner. It. D. Weeden, was instructed to examine and report ou bridge on middle road between sections 29 and SO. township 50, range 26. THE MISSOURI STATE FAlH. The Exhibition Home of Missouri Industries. This institution was established and an appropriation made for its equip ment, that the farmers, htocn and poultry breeders, horticulturists and representatives of other industries might have a home for an annual gathering, a place lo exhibit samples II iS II GRAND MIL County fair Red Letter Event for Lafayette County. THURSDAY WAS THE BIG DAY. Congressman Cowherd There The Fair a Pronounced Success. The Lafayette county fair at Hig ginsville i bis week has been a grand success Hnancinlly and otherwise, re gardless of the blighting effects of the drought that has so badly crippled agricultural conditions the past sum mer. On Thursday it is estimated that 8,000 peop'e were in attendance. Lexington and other towns of Lafayette and adjoining counties having been represented by many people who take a deep interest in ibis county enter prise, rremiums offered were more I .''". - - r THE MEW CHURCH At Hlgginsville Dedicated to the Work of the Master. The corner stone of the new South ern Methodist church at Higginsvllle has been laid and when completed it will be a handsome struoture. The following articles now have place in tbe noted stone that lies bidden in a corner of that temple of worship: Holy Bible. St. Loulg Christian Advocate. Copy of Discipline. Hymn book of M. E. Church South. List ot contributors to tbe building up to date. Roll of church membership. Roll of oflicial board. Names ot building contractors and architect. Lexington Intelligencer. Higgiusville Advance. Jeffersonian. Badge of International Epwortb League Conference at Toronto. Copy of minutes of Ladies Aid Society. lbe new church when completed will be a brick structure with stone foundation and stained glass windows will scat 450 people, and will consist of an audience room, Sunday school room, class room, pastor's study and basement for furnace, to be heated by hot air and lighted by electricity. The floor will be elevated and the pews circular. The choir will be seated n the rear of tbe pulpit. The cburch will be completed about November 1st and will cost $6,000. HON. W. S COWHERD. Recently returned from Europe. He visited the Lafayette county fair ground s Th.ir.W and urn warmly welcomed bv host of friends. No man in Missouri has a brighter political future. fihuir nmituKiii ml insnnct the. uro- than liberal and the rinding of the . m . . . r i - ducts of others; and where Missouri- judges in the different rings and de. ans may meet and become acquainted partments were satisfactory lo all and may learn more of the great va- Hon. W. S. Cowherd, member of con rietyandthe superiority of the nates' gress from tbe fifth Missouri district, !.,. i ii. .imnor nnlimitpd wns oreseot on 1 hursuay anu was IUUUU19 auu w ' ' . w. w. I ik.i:h iwarmlv welcomed by bis hosts of Tim avnaiinnA nf t h liv iock ex- friends in Lafayette county, hlbit Is already assured and will equal j Tbe racing event, were especially any aggregation of thoroughbred ani-J interesting, some of the . hi A i il,. Mif.limini OeM horses in me country uonig uotu mats ever assembled in the Mississipi ' valley. The best herds ol cattle in tne United Stalos Hre already entered. Through freight trains will run direct from the Minnesota State Fair, bring ing all the herds upon exhibition at that point to Sedalia. More than 150 bead of high-clas trotting, paciug and runoiug horses will contest the p-ed events. The Stale Fair should be the pride of Missouri farmer and stock breeders, and the great wi.nung herds of the state should be the pride of all the people. Every locality and every indi vidual should contribute to Ihe exhibit and then let evrimdy attend and see what Mtssourians o n do when Un make an effort A one-fare passenger rate for the round trip, half rate for live stock and free transportation for fruit, grain and vgeiablw is assured over all roads in Missouri. entered. Old lime scenes on the Mis souri race course were witnessed and pent op enthusiasm broke loose as the winnlug stepper passed under tbe wire One thousand dollar purses were offered in some instances. The Iktkllioknceii desires lo es peciallj compliment tbe fair manage ment. Things went off like clock work and contestants for ribbons and visitors all were treated with uniform courtesy and fairness Everything considered the agricul lural display was up to the standard the parching heat of summer having failed to make its destructive work complete". The art department was a cosy nook visited by many and enjoyed hy all who paid It a visit In fact ihe exhibit generally could not have been Improved upon and the Intklligknckr congratulates tbe man agouiunt ou tbu success achieved ARI1 School Term of VY. M. gan this Week. 4. Be- ENROLLMENT A RECORD BREAKER. Many State of the Unien Represent edThe Faculty. Weekly Crop Report. E. - Hackett, section -director at A. agriculture at Columbia sends out tbe following crop bulletin under date of September 3 : Ihe past week avenged considerably warmer than usual throughout the greater part of the state, the excess in temperature being most marked in tbe western sections where it was about 5 degrees per day. The weather has been generally clear and little or no rain has fallen, except in a fow locali ties in the western and northern sec tions, where moderately heavy showers fell on the 29tb, portions of Johnson, Linn and Putnam counties reoeiving 1 to lJa inches. Tbe continued hot and dry weather has caused a further, and in some sec- lions, rapid decline in the general con dition of the corn crop. Cutting has been commenced in all sections and will become quite general during tbe coming week. While there is some late corn that will not mature before October 1st, tbe bulk of tbe crop will be out of danger from frost by Septem bkr 15th. Cotton is now doing fairly well and picking has commenced in Dunklin county. Late sown forsge crops and gardens are making good growth in some localities, but in most sections they are suffering for rain, and in many counties are about dried up. Pastures are reported in fairly good oondiiion in a few of tbe extreme western, and have improved considera bly in a number of tbe extreme south eastern counties; elsewhere they con tinue dry and bare. Stook water con tinues scarce in most sections. Plowing for wheat is nearly completed in many of tbe central and western counties, but in portions of the eastern sections very little has yet been done. A little wbent has been sown in a tew oounties, but in general the soil is too dry for seeding. Reports indicate that in many of tbe southwestern counties an unusually large acreage of wheat will be sown. A fairly good crop of apples wilt be seoured in some of the western and southern counties, though there Is some complaint ot sunburning and in localities they are dropping badly. In many counties the peach crop will be much better than was expected. The school term of Wentwortb Mili tary Academy for 1901-2 opened Thurs day of this week with tbe largest first day enrollment in tbe history of that educational institution. More are yet to come and tbe indications are that every room in tbe academy building will be occupied. Most of the pupils are large of stature which promises a fine and imposing military organiza tion and splendid material for athlitics. Missouri has tbe largest attendance and next comes Kansas. Delegations are here from Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Arkanlas, New Mexico, Texas, Illinois and even from far away California. Thus it can be seen that the fame of this Institute has reached throughout the entire length and breadth of the land. Wentworth Academy is not only an honor to Lexington, but to tbe State of Missouri and the people of this grand old commonwealth take a deep interest in its well doing. The faculty for tbe session begun so auspiciously -this week is made up as follows: '. '.i VyOi. aanaiora suitors, sunenn-- Uulted .Staves diriment1- of heqdeut, 6iblK and Greek'. ' " ' ' V Col. IS. N. Hopkins, principal, liter ary department, Latin, English. Col. J. H. Kellogg, detailed by the war departmeut as military instructor, military science, lactlcs. Major A. W. Allen, commandant, csmruercial branches. Capt. O. B. Albro, natural science and physical director, Capt. A. J. Chalkley, Greek and mathematics. Cspt. W. C. Barnbardt, history and drawing. Capt. F. A. Day, secretary to faculty. Capt. E. J. Stark, musical director. Miss Fannie Yoong, elooution. Mrs. A. W, Allen, vocal music. Dr. J. Q Chambers, surgeon. Capt. Lesueur'a Ice Plant. The Antlers (I. T.) American, under date of August 30 says: Antlers Is to have an ice plant. Capt. A. A. Lesueur, the president of the Antlers bank, will begin tbe manufacture of ice at this place as soon as tbe necessary machinery, which is now being arranged for, can be obtained. The plant will be capable of making over five tons of Ice per day, and will be of the latest approved design. This wilt give Antlers an abundant supply of the very best ice at moderate cost, aod il is Intended to supply the neighboring towns and country. Capt. C. V. Ford, ol Qreootoo, spent Wednesday evening la the city on business. Pnbbc Schools Opened. The publio schools of Lexingtop opened Monday with a fair attendance, but of course more popils will be added next week. Many children W mulned out ot school in order to attend the oounty fair at Higginsville. Next week's Intklligknckr will give the enrollment and names ot the teachers in charge. Presbyterians to Meet. The young people of the Presby terian churches of Lafayette county will hold a two days' meeting at Waverly next Wednesday and Thurs day. It is a meeting of tbe "Union of Westminster Leagues," and most in teresting programmes have been ar ranged for both days.o Mrs. Wm. 8tonetrt returned from Kansas City Wednesday nlgbt.