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SEPTEMBER 7. 1901.
,ipt of Tax Money Due by
Alton Road Authorized.
R. COUPON REFUSED.
Uv Township Bonds Called In
county court of Lafayette
j was in session Monday and
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
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
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.
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
' 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
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
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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:
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
Badge of International Epwortb
League Conference at Toronto.
Copy of minutes of Ladies Aid
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
School Term of VY. M.
gan this Week.
ENROLLMENT A RECORD BREAKER.
Many State of the Unien Represent
Weekly Crop Report.
E. - Hackett, section -director
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,
Capt. O. B. Albro, natural science
and physical director,
Capt. A. J. Chalkley, Greek and
Cspt. W. C. Barnbardt, history and
Capt. F. A. Day, secretary to
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
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
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.