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TKUASCCER. j We are authorized to anuouiice 1- I. Moore; f itvn4hln. .n a candidate lor the oBceatTreaiarer.of Holt Comity, subject to the Ueciilen of the Kepubllcan .Soniiiiatiiig Contention. A Test of Citizenship. Oregon has a few citizens who have wealth largoly acquired on account of the development and growth of our city and surrounding territory, and by vir tue of its being the Beat of government of the county, who have very little knowledge or appreciation of the duties of citizenship. The "reciprocal obligation ot allegi ance and protection" means very little to them. All the franchises of citizenship are enjoyed without contributing even a liberal thought or an encouraging word to the cauMj for which so many of our citizens are laboring The New Oregon, with improved social condition; with n park ot unequalled beauty, softening and touching them up, like the artist with his picture, her beautiful homes, her lovely orchards, wide streets, and rich shade trees; with educational facilities that are strictly of a high order, broadening the minds of our peo pie and setting the mark nf refined taste everywhere, elevating moral stancards and restricting Bin; with public works, such as water works, affording ample protection to our homes and mercan tile interests and the pub'ic buildings, with an electric railway to and from the railway station and our beautiful city illumed with electric lights, where in the great state of Missouri could you find a more desirable home town? This type of citizen does not want these good things the water works to come. Taxation is a question that causes him fear and concerns him deep ly. HiB study, if not how to prevent taxation, is how to avoid it. Oregon cannot be made what she ought to be without taxation. Wo will never realize the New Oregon unles wo develop a broad and liberal citizenship. We do not favor excessive taxation and the imposition of short periods tor the payment of taxee or assessment in pay ment for water works, but we apsert that every dollar spent wisely for these necessary improvements will greatly enhance property values, and add to the value of property interests. The policy of urging low taxation, resulting in a eeriaus reduction of municipal revenues affecting the effi ciency of every department of the city, is wrong. It results'usually in inefflcientlMKcisls. Any policy that interferes with the higher development of our city life is wrong. We must grow, and in growing improve our condition and surround inga, and any tax imposed to secure these results is just. Every citizen owes an obligation to the community m wmch he lives; an obligation that demands a prompt and liberal response in all matters involr ing the character and improvement of our city, whether it be one of taxation or not. This is one of the tests of highest citizenship. Tub Sentinel trusts that not a single voto will be cnt against the proposition to bond the city for the purpose of putting in a system of water works. Good citizenship will prompt him to vote for the proposition. The Weather. Corrected weekly by William Kaucher, Justice of the Peace, Oregon, Mo. PRECIPITATION Rain MAXIMUM. MIMMCM. Fall. SllOW Mch. 13 20.0 24.0 38.0 5L0 55.0 13.0 8.0 18.0 15.0 21.0 28.0 29.0 11 0.10 0.75 15 16 17 18 0.07 0.55 19 15.0 The rain fall for March this year is about the same as last year, but net equal to that of two years ago, nor the average for 11 years, but the amount for January, February and the first 19 days of March exceeds that of last year about one-third of an inch, not much, but still an improvement on last year. The wind storm of the 18th was the worst of the season. The force was about 45 miles per hour. A tire would have awept the town as we have uo water to put one out. Elsewhere the storms of March have been very severe. One started in Texas on the 14th, swept across the Gulf and Atlantic states, Sunday morning it had teaching New York and ended with a great enow storm there which passed on across New England into the Atlantic Another 6tarted from the north Pacific about the same time and developed into a great blizzard extending over all the northwestern states and is the same which was ao terrific here on the night ot the 18th and will be felt for .several days farther east. De Vol predicted all right on oar last storm but he failed on his pleaaant weather period badly. Foster bit it pretty well. The gardner ia now blanketing his "truck" to keep it from freezing. There's been a slip of a cog or two in the weather machinery else we would not have February weather in March. Am Not a Candidate. Editors Sentinel: Having noticed in the St. Joseph Herald the report oi an interview with a prominent cituer. of Holt county, in which I was reported as a probable candidate lor representa tive, 1 desire to say that having been twice honored by the good people of HoItcounty,in electing me as their repre eentative, and having servered them to the best of my ability, I desire to say to them through your paper, that I will not be a candidate for re election. Moat heartily thanking my constitu enta for past political tavorp, 1 remain most respectfully yours, X. F. Murray. P. S. I am for the Republican ticket from McKinlev down, and exoect to see it carry by increased majorities. The! Republican party has plenty of good j material for national, state and county. They should and doubtless will select J good men for all positions representing I the various industries of ourgreat conn try, for which all good Republicans and many Democrats, who have expennceit a change ot heart, will vote for. Criminal Coats. The last general assembly appropriat ed 1550,000 for the pav of criminal costs; 950,000 of this was tor a deficiency car tied over from 1894, but of the half- million appropriated for theyeanlS93 6, there remains in the treasury or the State only $300. All the rest has been expended and a conservative estimate is that there will be a deficency of at least t250,000 for the next general assembly to meet. This will have to be carried by the various sheriffs, circuit clerks, aad criminal court judges. Thoy will have to wait for their fees until the aext legislature appropriates money for that purpose, which will be about the first of next April.nearly thirteen months hence. At this time State Auditor Seibert has 310,531 in criminal cost bills for allowance and only 3300 on hand to pay these bills with. It in variably is the case that there is a de ficiency in this fund owing to the short aighledness of the law makers in not setting aside sufficient money for it. ThetemperanceSuaday school mass meeting will be held at the M. E. church next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Presbyterian. M. E., Christian and Evan gelical schools will participate in the ex ercises. "Temperance teaching in the Sunday school. What it ib and what it should be," will be discussed by the superintendents in the city and vicinity. Addressee will be delivered by pastors and others. All Sunday schools and temnerance workers are invited to at tend. Collection for W. C. T. U. Judge Dan Huiatt managed to keep acme fine Jonathan aotiles ..-tit .i..i . UIILII 1U Jllb fen days ago. They were excellent. Citizens of Oregon. Look over ti eeo figures and eee bow v j tuye been nliuwmg your sister cities to outstrip us in ail essentials that go to make tip a prosperous city. With abundant wealth and beautiful homes you have ijii ietly fat down and gone to sleep. REM. UbTATK VALUATION!!. Valuations are in dollars. lsltt lS.'U 1393 1S9G MdCity lfO.-Ktt ..W.IW 217,800 242,465 Oregon 12"J,2i1 1.13 000 1415,090 140.503 Mankind 01,00" OO.OOO 84.SJO 'J4.170 Craig 1S5U 53.000 62.520 6!,:tl0 M?IUX(l. KNUMRICATIOX. 176 lfaSL 1805 Oregon :.7 475 318 Mound Citv... 18- Hii lui Maitlatid..".. . 000 U4 228 Craig t)00 liri 282 MF.nclIANIHSR. lt76 lfeOO 1895 $42,650 66.625 35,495 37.225 Ore on 534.870 46,515 27.1125 21,735 Mound C'y .Mail land Craig ... 00,000 20;i50 l'01TI.TIOS. I860 1830 .. 824 S62 . . 000 (775 18!0 943 1193 481 1395 1015 1700 Oregon Mound Citv .Maiuana uuu uo Oregon has gained 191 in population in 35 yejrs, and pays a city tax of 25 cents ou the cJOO valuation and. a school lax of 50 cents on the 3100 valuation, where as Muunu City has increased 1025 iu population in 15 years; she pays a city tax of 75 cents on the 3100 and a school tax of 31.10 on the 3100. Maitland has increased 468 in population in fifteen years, pays a city tax of 35 cents on the 3100 and a sciiool tax of 75 cents ou the 3100. The svstem of liberal taxation for public purposes seems to have been a blowing to our sister cities of Mound City aad Maitland, while low taxation and do nothing policy has been the "mill stone" upon the beautiful little city of Oregon. Citizens of Oregon, for shame, for shame; Again: borne say "it won't pa)." For heaven's Eake what will pay, if a system of water works will not pay. As a business proposition relating to insurance alone, it will certainly prove a paving investment, and uu business enterprise in Oregon can show a better paying investment. The establishing if a system of water works would re duce the annual insurance premium about one-third, and at the same time reduce the chances of n general con iteration fully two thirds, hence en abling the merchant to carry insurance nearer the full amount of his stock. As a business proposition we believe this will be admitted by the insurance auea s of our city, as well as insurance exp-rts in general. Vo herewith submit a table, showing the value of insurance carried by some of our business men.upon thier stocks of merchandise and also, upon some of their buildings, showing the amount of annual premium paid by them, an J what their annual savings will be on a one third reduction with water works, and afc-o their ni'.Tea-e ot city taxes on .i-j ' ci?n's on th 8 HO levy. I utz a rz : i- ti ict; IiiBiirauct carried Annual Premium. Annual re duction S. S'i S S a 5 5s 5 ?S5r.5ggss : City tax in crcase.35coti the JIU0. Net annual saving. c:i 5 -D :5 It will be seen from this that the re will not only dilution in their insurance pay the increase in their city taxes, but will leave a handsome surplus toward paying their original city taxes of 25 cents on the S100 valuation. To ill us trate this proposition more clearly we will say as per table above: Watson & Co , now pay a city tax on their stock of merchandise of S12.25. The saving by reason of insurance reduction will be about f 24.(15. The tax levy for city pur poses will be 25 cents on the 8100 and 35 cents on the 3100 for water works bucdx, making a total tax of CO cents on the 310D valuation or a total tax on his Stock or merchandise.... 324 00 Present city tax 310 00 Present insurance tax. . . 74 00 Insurance with waterworks 50 00 384 S71 Net saving over and above insurance and taxes of 310 annually, which will far more than pay his increase of city taxes upon his resident property. Let us take another illustration: As tax payers in this school district we should vote for the proposition because we will save annually by reason of insur ' anee reduction the sum of 339.00 or a total of 3700 in-the twenty years, which does ' not include what the water-works might save us in case of the tiring of the school house, or loss of life of school children. The investment will be a saving to the tax payers of the cnuuty in this length of tune of over 61103 upon the public buildings in this city. Ihere would be an annual saving to the stockholders of the Hotel Woodland of some 358.00. and when the tax iiestir.n on this building is wnsidered. it ibj far mure favorable to tho water works proposition than the former illustration: Present city taxes .... 3 7 50 Present annual insurance 234 00 New city tax, 60c 3 30 00 New insurance rate 106 00 3190 00 3211 50 jfet annual saving of 315 50 over i.nd ui,,)Ve nil citv taxes and insurance. Should we he fXtr vacant iu our est i ul;lo I reduction in insurance, and it fc.iu!,l onlv b or.e iifui instead of one- j thin'. reduction would still bo suf ticien to amply paj for the i.icreaso ot tax levy to pay tho bonded indebted ness. Asa clear, practical. business prnpsi tiou wa regard the voting of the bonds in favor of water works, as every way wise and pru lent, and we hope our citizens will manifest suflicient local pride and pat riotit-tu on next Tuesday, to vol. wri'idly in favor of the prop osition, thereby saying by their votes that they are heartily iu favor of a N'ew Oregon. Again in the Toils. " James Murray.who with Jame Marshal and miek llarrett, escaped from the Oregon jail last sumir.er, is again look ing out through the cruel iron b.irn. Murray was captured by the police of Kansas City last Friday and was brought back here last Saturday morning by Sheriff Edwards. He had been liying in Memphis. Tenn., for several months and had only been in Kansas City a few days before he was recognized by a bar keeper, who knew him in St. Joseph, and who notified the police that he was wanted for highway robbery and jail breaking. Murray had been going by the name of John Murphy 6ince he took his flight from the Oregon jail last summer. Betsy and I Make Up. T..,v..ii!i . March IS. -Special.) Astal- wart Miecimeu f Hie timber .Mlssoorian. ac companied tiy a pretty little well drewil woman, appeared tiefiirethe probate juagrlast nlKhl ami sought Ms services for a inarr nfre -ereiiiniiy. Kvery man at tile court house iiiiileil at once to the conclusion that it was an ilapement.bti! Investigation revealed ttiatthe I'wtllile ure Mr .mil lr Oenrce DeTorsS. tit Kim Itrov. Hull pountv. Mo., nlio had heui I divorced three month nan. Put who had de- ided to marry asnln and were a little timid M'om miuic Hie ceremony ueriarini-a ai ' I home. Kanat :ilv .lonrnal. i . . J TUESENIINELexUuds WOrdtulatOIl. MILF0RD HAMMON KILLED. Fatally Shot by Charles Chuning at uigeiow lasc xuesaay, March 17, 1896. About fifteen or twenty minutes after the noon hour last Tuesday, Mch. 17, 1896, Milford Ilammou was shot and killed by Charles Chuning at Iligelow, iu this county, the weapon Ubed Doing a double barreled shot gun, loaded with 00 shot. The killing was tho result of domestic trouble between the two men. John Gentry, a companion of Hammon, and who was with him, received several shot in the back, one entering the back if his head. The result of Uentry s in juries are not known, as he was arrested by Ueputy Constable fc.d. wuaon, oi Craig, on a warrant from Brown county. Kansas, on the charge of highway rob bery, the warrant having been issued for both llammon and Gentry, the rob bery having taken place in that county. Sunday, March 15, 1S90. Gentry was iiumejiatelv taken to Craig to await the arrival of the Kansas officer, A. C. Pol ter, deputy sheriff ot lirown county, Kansas, who arrived on the evening train, returning on the night train, Geu try going with him without a requisition. Gentry claims that he can easily clear himself of the charge against him in Kansas. Thei e is a diversity of opinions ad vanced by the citizeus of Bigelow iu w gard.to the shooting, several claiming that there were five shots lirec, and others that only three were tired. The inquest, conducted by Coroner Kloppand fiosecuting Attorney Mur phy on Wednesday, March 18, 1890. developed the Tact that llammon was pretty well sprinkled with shot in the back and legs, but the fatal shot is sup posed to have been the one that entered the right breast, Chuning when he fired the shot being within twenty-five or thirty feet of llammon. The entire cotnents enteted the breast and forced a part of the susjiender buckle into it. The man killed was born near Bige low, this county, October 27, 1871. and was a 60 n of Arch Hammon, it former well known citizen of this county, but now a resident of Sedan, Chautauqua county, Kansas. Young Hammon was partly" raised in nnd uround Bigelow, making his home a part of the time with Ed. Currier, constable of that township, who took charge of his re mains and laid them to rest in the brick church cemetery, Thursday, March 10. 1S96. John Gentry, his companion, has made his home in and around Bigelow for he past five years, but as far as we could learn has no relatives in this county. At the close of the inquest and the verdict of the jury had been returned, Charles Chuning was admitted to bail under a heavy bond to await the action of tho grand jury at the next terra of circuit court.which convenes April 27th. His bond was signed by J. L. Chuning. Samuel Kahn and others. To our knowledge this is tho first kill ing that has ever occurred in Bigelow, and it is to be regretted that this unfor tunato affair culminated as it has. We only make a plain statement of the trouble, and as is the custom of The Sentinel, we do not desire to say one wonl that will have a tendency to influence the citizens of Unit county in any manner, so we give a synopsis of the evidence brought out at the inquest and the verdict of the j :ry. John W. Stokes and Hon. John Ken. nish have been retained as counsel for Charles Chuning, and were present at the taking of the evidence before the coroner. Mr. Arch. Hammon, father oi the man killed, was telegraphed for, but had not arrived, and it was not known whether he would come or not, as be is well ad vanced in years and quite feeble. The following witnesses te-tlfied in sub stance as follows : Hays Uniliam l.lve in Bigelow. and was in tonn theday of tliesliootliiK. Wa meron the depot pi itfonn and heard kuii snot, was up )' deixit when I heard first shot, then I cone down to end of plat tenn and s.iw Ch.irli-y ChtiniuK ard In CliunliiK liehind Mr. Yens' litiiiv-. and saw ll.tmnnm and (ientry eimllir- across the trect-Charley and lr.i riiunini; were huntinj: at tlit-ui. Hammon and deutrv. Then I ran hack and staid until they ijiut sliooiim;. Then went to north end of nlatf-rm and Milt Hammon was Mtllug down uith his hands up, and Charley nnd Iral'limiinj; riuiiiiin: toward luin-lhey got up within tuentv feet or Mini, when Charley iiiiuiuik snoi .mil uaiu moud w nil a -hot ami in the right iTeaM aim lie lull over hackward. Did not see Hammon Jiatea weapon "iriw nneat any time. When tlrstshot was II red Ilammou and (Sentry were going toward depot. Don't know whether there were any iilMul shots or not. Judging from the Mittnd I thought Ihey were from a shot Kim. Did not liearChailey or Ira Chimin; anything after the last shot was tired. Think two otter shots were tired from tirhind the house. Hammon had hands open when lie was holding them up. asaoui liny leei awav (nun Il:irutnon when the last shot was tiled. Think I heard, ill all. four or fne shots. Il.-iin-mon and (Sentry were walking toward dewi when they were shooting at Ihem Imm liehind the house. Judge Hammon face was loward the hotel. llenrv A. Iiorchers-l.lve In Higelow. Mo. was in town when shooting took place saw part of It. Was over ai Chiming s siore. wnen someone slid Milford Hammon was m town. W-nted a few moments ami went over l store where he was. Spoke to Hamruon and shook hands wit'i him. Had an ordinary eonversa tioii, aftei-hicli Hammon and (Sentry left the store. Altera short time I went down to the totel for dinner. Hail just washed my hands and stepped to door to see it tr.iiu Was coming when 1 saw shot sprinklinu the dust and Iie.ird sliots-doli't know v.IkIImtiI was two nr three couldn't tell. SO close together. Did not pe Hammon or (Sentry till I neard gun shots. As the shots were fired, thev tlirnei! and Cenlrv threw up his hands ai'd Il-'iiiiiion stagemt. s II 111 leg was nun aim uirew a pisiui ireui nun. Did not hear him say anything. 1 hen tell hack into a sitting position. Induing his hauls up. but not as high as his shmdders-h.id nothing in his hands 1 could see. Was alMiut seventy live fret away, lu front of hotel door and look ing at Hammon. Heard sinir one ay. "Throw up jonr hands." Saw three men advancing toward Hammon and two toward (Sertry. Charlet (.'mining was advancing ou Hammon saw hiin get within about tweut Icel of him. I weiil Into t lie house unit instant turned my head ami heard a gun shot. Aft -r the sht went out to where Hammon w:is l.iing. He had lalb-u back and there was no life in hlai. Didn'l see I harle doaiithingor hear him s.ij anything after I went over, daw John I. chu ning aft-, the sl.ooting was over about twelve feel from where Hamilton's heilv !; Didn't see him. J. 1.. Chuning. have any arm-, first I saw of Ilammou and (Sentry thev weie going toward depot that was just as the fir-t shots were tired. A. I! McNnttv I live in M;imd City. Was in Iticrlow the dav of the sliooiing. st.u.diug on depot plattonni heard Iwo shots hied- thought thev were shooting at a doj. Think shots were mm shuts. Then heard s,,ine one hollow. "Throw up your hands." and h-aid another shot. Saw one mm sit down, the one lh.it a. kilb-d ; .ins the other one Iwentv or thirl v fct aw.i) with hand up; saw Ira and Chailey Chuiiliig npnriMcliing an I leliiiigtln-m to lluow- ii their hands-. jj lst recollection is that llammon had Ins hands up befote last shoi was hied. ( Jiariei ctntnlng nr-u ine i.ii si..t at Ilammou. luttini: linn in nubt hrea-t. When Damnum held up Ids hands ilou't think tbere was anything in tlirin. SiWhinifall over ai.il he protiatdy lived three or lour minutes. Didn't see Ira Chuning do an) thing, lie had jl shot gnu. think under Ids right ami that was before the last shot was tired. Saw .1. 1.. Chuning down tin-re after the last siint was fired. Sev eral uarlles curie dawn ami I thi.ik J. I Chuning was with Ilium, but did not se him belore last shot wa lired. Aked .Mr. John Chuning wlr.t the tronhle was. He said, there was enough W. I.. S.'hooiover-1 iie m itigrlnw. Saw Hammon and (Sentrv a little after VI o block. Hammon Was in (5. it. Craig's store. I went from thele down to Imtel and washed for diner. Sat down hv window uliii I heard Iwo shots fired, then I went the next window south of the one I was at. Tien -aw llammon sit down ou the grade at the l-valor Ira Chuning ran up to nun with snoi gun poinieu at nun Hamilton poiMi-ii over H e grade and Ira Chin l ig turne I around and picked up some thing. Saw Charley Chiming rim up close to Hammon with his gun drawn on him; then I heard report of the gun. Did not see an thing more lull went out doors and then I saw lum lion dUuz.aml saw-John (Sentrv there. Il.-im num was in a si. ting position and held up I t 1 1 hands. ;nd then reached out his right hand, then Ira Chuning went to the point to which Hammon seemed t- noint ami seemed to nick up ootiirtiiing. Saw .1. h. Chiming. Ira Chiming ami ( tiariey i.nnniiig nave snot guns. ,titr the shooting Was done Ira and Charley Chuning were Close rogellieranil twenty er Iliirtv leet from Hammon when I saw flu-m first. and tnev had their shot guns at that time. Jmlg- the nrst shots 1 heard were from shf puns, hoard two such shots. Did !it hear any shot that I thought was a pistol shot at anv time, f did not at any time see Hammon have a pistol or use one. nnein nrsi saw llaiuuiou. Uenirv was about twenty-thenr thirty feet from him. (Sentrv had both hands up. I was oyer a hun dred feet awav looklugthrouzh a window win n I saw what I did concerning the lio diti". There was no shooting after I left hoiie. K F. Yous-I live in Higelow. 1 liearn of Miltoid llammon and John (Sentry coming to town on the morning of Mch IT, t&VS. I depu tized some parties and made preparations to see that the peace of the village was kert. I I made It IIIV business tnsve the m.ivor .-mil eet .swecial lilst ructions to that cPcct. I got word that lie was in town and went up to see him. I found them In (I It. Craig's si ore. I walked In anil shook liands with Milford Hammon. I strpptdtoonestdeand rcmatucUa sbontlaie. My dinner was waitloe when I got the word that he was in town, i ataried down tujtrtmv dlutier and met the mayor at thrJoor ut Craig s store. Wr walked down the street tiigctlier siuke about Hammon liuiug here, I atr my dinner and went hack up the street. 1 ilepu tizeii Charles Chiming and Ira Chiming and In-, strueli d them to take their positions. I also deputized Mr. Itlaik and he. went with me. We started down the strict nnd they. Mllfoid Hammon and John (Sentry, came out ol the bather shop and started down the street. (Mi the pathway bctwe n my hou-e and the rail road track they saw Mr. lll.u k and I coming down the street. Milford Hammon made a motion to Ids hip pocket and when he saw Charley Chiming and Ira Chuning he pulled his revolver and tired at Chatley Chimin; and I in Chuning and three shots werv tired Ironi the dlrrclion oi Charb-s Chuning with a shot gun. I was gclttng pretty close to .Milt rd Hammon at this time ami saw him throw his revolver to Jolui (leuttv and told htm to use it, that In uasdisalileil. All the shots I saw Chiming lire were facing. At the time oi the first shot Ilammou whs standing otilluuelv to Charley Chiming. At the lime of tie first shot, while Hammon was lu the attitude in which he bred the llrst shot was tired in n-turn at him. When the first shot was llred at Hammon he sank down, when Hie second shot was nred he was in a sitting itosittoii. propphut hlm-ell w'th tils hands, and at the third shot lie was iu about the same position. I did uol see who tired any oftheshMsat Hammon. iirtore am o: the hootitis was done Chailev ( nulling had a gun. Charlev Chuning am! Milford H.iuuuon were about sixty feet apart when tlie lirst shot was tired. Milford llammon lived in the netgliber luuiil of about five r seven minutes niter tilt' last shot was tiled. I hen I notiiied the coroner .-ind out airuard ever the corpse. A. IS. Wilson i live in i.rai. noil i-oimi). .Missouri I have lived mere twelve years, i am constable ami marshal. I saw Ilammou to da. I h:ie seen him before this was in Craig ou'Momlav. the Ii'.tli day of this month. Ham mon and 'Sentry were walking down the street. (Sentrv a few feet ahead of llammnii. (S.'iitrv said to him ."Hammon. liurrv un nmlletsgu" Hamilton remarked, hv i,mi, i am not going to leave the country nil i Kin inaney ami the em nun." TIIK VKUItlCT. We. the lury. having been duly sworn, nnd afllrmed hv J. A. Kloim.coroner of Holt count) diligently to impure and true prcsemuieui maKe in wiiai iiiauutr aim oy wuoni ji.uoni Ilammou, whose dead InhIvwhs found in Ittge- low. lloll Co.. .M0..011 the i. iu ta oi aiarrn. Itcsl.came tu Ins death, after hrariiig the evi dence and uiHiti full imiutrv concerning tin1 facts, and u carelul examination ol the said bislv.do 9ud that the deceased came to his death from a gun shot wound, inflicted by a gun lu the Hands oi Charles ( nulling wiucu caust-ii his death, (liven this, the istli. IKM. W. U. Smith. Foreman J. W. (SlthSHAM. (T. W. STANLKY. KltKI) II. DORIIIILINC. (Skohck Mokims. S. K.MI.V. A Citizen Speaks. EntTOits Scxtinkl,: With your kind per mission.! would like to say a few words to yonr numerous readers, and draw some com- parasons brtweeti our heaiitiltil town of (Ire. gon, with some of the other towns lu our couutv. I need not tell you and your many readrrs that us one of Its citizens. I blush to make the comparisons found below, taken trout ofllcial records. I will begin this moitifyim: task hv calling attention to the population statistics of our several towns: roi'UbATlo.v. inw. isso. m. iai Oregon mi fii sis iuis Mound City CT5 1193 Kuo ai.itllami - 4s The above shows that Oregon from IS'O to 183.-1. covering a period ut nliccu year. Iticieas ed in nonnl.iti. u the enormous number of lKf, Mound Citv In that same length of time in creased her population lo-js. and shows that that city has increased in population six times as last as uregon. it aiso snows mat .iiamant; has doubled tier population and has 151 titer in the same length of tune. In the in. .tier school statistics the comparisons are as strik ibg: SCHOOL KN'CMKKATtOX. .S7li. ISA' Oregon 3s7 333 Mound City - ls5 Ist7 Maitland. issl !U 8 This shows that there iyas an increase of c.6 school children In the Oregon school disttict in uiurtecti veals, or three pimp rauiitim, wliili' Mound City began at the same lime with IS5 and now has i7. Iu lids same period she In gained 152 wore than three times the number she started with, or S3 plus per annum. .Mall laud in lsl. began with HI cliihlicn, au! now hash's, sue has more than doubled her tmiii hers, f am luorttlicd enough at the ah ve comuarisuus, and will gite you but one mori and I hat will be as to merchandise stocks car ried by the inercli tuts of the tolbiwui towns : MF.BCIIANPISi:. Oregon. Mound City. Crai; lsTB f:c!,.;5 fcaVaiB tmx ISO 4'.iyj OVUS ;i--- Fromitlie abovesickeniugdetaiis.it seems that ourclly Is lelt lar iieuitid oursistars in the n.rr for utosperitv. and unle-s she turns over a new leaf, wr may as well call In our iieighhoring cities and simply beg at their hands a uecen bttial. Oregon will soon vote ou the proposition to bond the city to nut in a system of wan rworks. and it does seem that tins town ought to awake from Its long sluuibt-r.ai.il feci that something must he done. It will he understood bv the farmers don their trading here, unless they can I ollcied at leiLst water for their teams, when they come to trade with Us. that they will have to go else vthere. The metcliants and all business turn of the town should take holu of this subject with sucii earccsiiiess tnai waierworKs win nc assured. Many points in thc comparisons hate ii1 been brought out tor 'ant of space, but read thrin oyer carefully. and all act Willi the view of the greatest good to the greatest number, and the result will lie a cw OregoH. CmzfcN. School Entertainment, The open session of the i'hilniiiathiau lilera society, of the Oregon High school at Stcrrelt's opera house, luesiiay uigiii.Aiarcii , imi. wat attended by a fashionable and select audience f Oregon's best citizens who alwa)s laki pleasure iu giving riicoiir.igemcnt to the pupil and teachers of Hie public sellouts ot the city. '1 he program rendered T irsda night was an exceptionally good one, and through it an thi audience gave no signs of liriug. Klste Iletiuclt's recitation." Hrouglit to I.iitht.' yvas admirably rendered. The piece was well adapted to her style of delivery mid pleased Hie audience very much, liemictt Klchard's essay, "Among the An cients," shuwed iiiucii care in preparation and was instructive as well as entertaining. It would hate done credit In one many years otcer than the writer The High school choir, composed of MKscs laisste Hosteller, hlsle licullett, l.ulll V.m Deyeer, Maude Montgomery ; Messrs. Ted Hig gle. Kit. Kipliuger. Will Schuite and ISoy Kun kel then sang. "The Night I ll.it Is llu-ht il and Mill."' In rcspot.S" to a hearty encore "The Huiilvr s Song'' was tendered. "ltitsgles,' uiniier l'.irij" by Myrtle (Irccnc was one ol the best received numbers ou the program. As a ri citatlotiist Miss (Sreene stands near the top of the ladder and her frirmis showed their appreciation by recalling her. .she lespoudeil by reciting. "I.oye-Jo Cow." Jonas Whttiner's oration ou "Abraham Lin coln" shoived clearly that the young film had made a close study of the llleof the great libera tor. Kossle llcisti iter's vocal solo, "Xevcr to Know," was well rendered and received Its tuned of praise. Jessie Lewis' essay ."The Modern MnseVwas well real in addition to being carefull) pre pared Tie? Modern Muses was said to be W. K. (Sladstotte and a glowing tribute wap.i. lo t e man who was lustrunieutal iu lilK-iattng Kug'aaid' slaves when lie was in his tweMt)-flr-t ear. Maud Moulgoniery'.s recitation. "How He Sivcd St. Michael." was a selection difficult of rendition and called for much dramatic ability, but it was in good haiidsniid yvas very jitraslug. The maleipiartette.Ted Higgle. Kd hlplmgi-r. Ito Kuukclaud Will .schulte.saiig."Neliie Was a Lady" and for an encormhey gave "tlpinee." which not only eniertaiueil but amused. i hen came the deb.tie on the ipie.tlon. He solveii. " I hat the signs of the 'I inies indicate the Downfall of tha American Keputdic."' Jes- Klickingernud Will schuite ske In the auinmittve and Will Saw, ers and l.ee Cal low in the negative. Mime forceful arguments weie pioducfd. The decision ol the Judges was in favor of the negative. The numbers ou the program were Inter spersed with music by the Qui Vive Mandolin club, composed of Misses Maggie 1 rkltis. Joie lierres. Kilith Hiude, Alice Kuukt-1. Carrie Schuite. and Id i Kunkcl. These yoiuigladies hayebeeu pniclicmg together but a short lime, but they more I hah exceeded the most ssuguiue expectations of their filends suit admirers. Insurance That Protects. On the Stli of .March, WM, James 11. Randall's house iti Forest City wis destroyed liy Hie. it lieititr insured in the Missout i Town Mutual Insurance Company, of I luck- Port, in the sum of S.200, payable to Holt County nuirt t;af,eeasits interest miht aptx-ar. On the 9th Mr. K. C. Hetiton, the siiient here, was notified and he un mediatelv noli Hod the company. On the 10th Mr. 11. F. Stapel. secretary of the company, came down lo adjust the loss. On the lit It the directors of the company ordered full payment to he made and on the Kith Mr. lieti- tun came to our office and turned over check for the money. Certainly no inure prompt payment could he desired, ami judging the company by this transaction ami oth er favorable thing's we have heard about them, we take pleasure in rec ommending the company to tlui-o who wish to .secure safe ami cheap insurance. E. C. Meyek, Couiitv Treasurer, J. II C. CuitTis. Cumin Clerk. George W. Clarke and Lillie Kaucher were married in Republica county.Kansas,on the 11th day of March. 1880. Their luto anniversary lounu thrm located in this vicinity on the Greene place south of town, where they were surprised by n large number of rela tives who "just dropped in." The amount of no wnre brought in would make fair display. THE MERRY Tilts beautiful lillle opera, hv borne Inleiii. house, next rililaV vleniug. M.irc h L'T. ls'Ju..iiid evening. The word and music ale by the eompo-icr, Charles II. (lahricl.a writer of MpuIar music and pcras; the operetta is In two palls Thel-ulellahilueiil iselleii under Hie aiKl.'e.-s of the ladies of lie I're-biteri.-oi I'lnin-li in.. proceeds In he added to tip- parsonarc lun.l I Ins niid the eiileitaiumi-nt should be llherall) p itionUei' by the public generally. and especially hv our cliuich people. 1 he cosluiip'S are neat aiul prclti.ainl some attractive, and some ot the choritM-. aie atnly excelled i tegular opera, and our people seldom have mi opporluulx ol lieaimg anything so ood etiieiiammeiii, as our a-opic iisii .n appii-ctnlc Tickets will be ou sale al . I. ( l'liiinrKk s diuir prices. (Mir l si singers are lu tie-c:ist. and eyi-r since heard id the operetta h.ne In en w.ili-hiug for I lie i lie iniiowiug is ine argiiiui-in : The Milkmaids' greeting to the early lunrnlliir to the lli-lds. ami the tinkling bells from' tin- I lie farmers- iirigailc are out In early training; the yill.ige.linlge passi-s that wav.adjusts matters and departs Willi best wishes to all. as the two Jolly Farmers dinarl and the Muni -a,.. oil to their milking. 1 he t onuuoiVre lakes advantage of circumstances, is surprised by the Doctor, but 'belior n i n nil of Wonderful brain and nerve power" In- The Dam Uu I'll i-otnes lu for lu-r fuoritinc with tliwing i.iis. Dorothy relates her morning adventure, receives kindly advice, when footsteps aie heard Hid the Itrggar (the Commodore In real life) appears, tells his tragical tale of misfortune and departs In Jisguu-.. is Parol t.Ihii entert W4H1 e been so long deferred that be is "alas, loo late." The milking is done, but the buckets ami pans H-S a .few l'eddler lu order to limt out the true eh Is a tramp, i tie ir.n-ior sings ins song ami sells md Moiiici. the Indian l-ortiuie leiler. t.ppears ictitrn fioui the fields amid hearty di moustratious Happy Maids chum the golden butter : thev evening milking. Farmer Jim. driven to despair, from neighbor , lite ami I he village .nnige. but .Hot I lie .lolly (ienllemcii ll-arnnrs itrignuc) reliirnuig home, engage in their favorite past rar. and n ce've a surprise from the Commodore, whose tcpittatiou is seriously affected bv the arrival of I In' Doctor, who rings the d. nth-km II to ad royal allcc Hons in the heart of the "man of war." rarmi-r Jim Interrupts an ardent soiii.iony ; catches the Inspiration, ami toajretber Ihey depart, a hapny p dr. Margery indulges iu rctrospei'tion. and the busy-Judgo p iuses a moment to paint a picture of life, when the evening bells muouuee the i-lose of day : the Queen echoes the strain which is taken up by and Home out over me inns to in- .M.inis and tanner lioys who return from labor Until makes a startling auuiiiiiieemeut as th" Vesper ong comes floating iu Ironi I lie neighboring Chapel : the wedding bells '-, forth ml the rurtntu n-es on the bridal scene. .mild merrv ilenioiist rations of "all bail to tiie Farmer's i:rtde"aiid happiness reigns ill the home of '"TIIK M Kills Y MILKMAIDS." CAST 02? CHAEACTEES. The (Jueen Mrs. Ale Van lluskirk .. Mrs. )r. (irei-n Carrie Van lhiskirk Say ilia Kuley HAlherta Murniv Kllle l'roiiil Mrs. Frank -reek Mrs. I'rot. Koberts Fdilh Hiude (Serie P.enuelt Mary (Sreene Flie" Itenm-tt Maria Caskey I.eona Sch'dt" . Maud Motstgi.iuerv Daniel Kunkel II. K. Denny . . ltobert Motitgmnery Dr. (S reen K. C.Meyer Fahiard Kiphnger ... .(Sertrude Ciinunins Dorothy Monica Margery . . Janet Anita Clean Juaidta Mxitle Maude . Fav Hutli Alma Itlaticlte Fdith The Judge . TheCntninodore The Iteggar The Doctor I The IV Idler f Farmer Jun Farmer Joe The Captain.... 1'ianist OUR SECOND ANNUAL Easter Is Now In THE EADER 609-6 1 1 Felix St. 609-6 1 1 Felix St. ST. JOSEPH. MO. Invite you to come and inspect our offer ings in each and every department, Com- pare qualities ana prices, we want your trade, and are willing to offer special in ducements to win it, by making prices to suit the Pocket-book. We do a Cash busi ness, and have no losses to make up on you, as other stores do. doiner a credit business. Come and see us. HhAUgUAKIhKS while in St. Joe. Give us a trial. We guarantee all our goods, and can save you money. As a special induce ment in connection with our Reduced Prices we shall give away FREE one of our Patent Security Dust Pans to chasing to the amount of Five Dollars or over, at our store. We have made special efforts to obtain Bargains For Our Custom ers during this sale. We cannot enumerate all of them here. OUR DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT Is Offering: An all wool mixture 35 all wool Serge 36 .in. wide all colors at 22 l-2c. As a special and wool Fancy Mohair 40 in. wide at 42 l-2c yd. We are Headquarters for Dress Goods, -. 1 i i t i i iv - i 5iiks, i ne Latest in Gloves, Capes, Wrappers, Corsets, Hosiery, and Wash Goods. Samples will cheerfully be given when stamp is enclosed. THE LEADER, 609-611 FELIX ST., Farm for Sale Of 2S0 acres, three-quarton: of a tniln east of Xe'.v Point andeii:lit miles mirth oast of Oregon. All in cultivation nr grass except SO acres of timber; 300 , young bearing apple trees; ; acres of old bearing orchard: lull uearing pencil trees standard varieties; grapt'P. plums, cher ries, pears, berries, etc. o Koom house; tine cellar; gnod barn and granrav; hay barn, 10 ton capacity; .'! Inrgw corn cribs: smoke house; work chop; lien house; hog sheds; II hog lots; 1.") acre hog pas- ,..,. I .......1 ....It... ..,...-., ..t l,,l,c... UirT, 1 Kif,u v.fiir., a.inv,- 11 a, aanur-v-, , wind null, tanks, etc. 10 au on ! Xodaway bottom one-rotirth of a mile from overflow. This is one of the best grain and stock farms in Holt county. For further information call ut farm or A. L. IWSKKV, Orogon, Mo. I Save Your Home! Secure Your Family! E. C. BENTON Will insure your rKfJl'haUli orjou LIFEiu HO.MK MUTUALS and save you money. If you or your friends are in need of Fire or Life Insuranc Call on or aiidre.-s him at Ortgon, and he will call nnd tee oii. .Mo. FARM FOR SALE. acresr 2 miles enM. of Ilichv He 107 a.r.lifi.,1 hriiiKca nil under fence: SO in cnl- firntinn i;ood house birn and out-I ttvatton. uooo nouse, oirn .inn uui btnlditigs; plenty of running w. -iter: ex-1 Calient young orchard. For particulars ' call on Ales. VanBuskirk. Oregon, Mo. JOSS CtntTIs. See Zook'B Citv Photos Enlarge- J taenia and picture frames. i MILKMAIDS. will be I.n suilrd to our People at the opera (Ireeon Is antlclnatinr a r.ire :nnl mloirilit f.n t I. an ludnri ment of its refined rh.ir.icta.r- are. unite hnmnrott. The music Is a-tin-eeallv at houi". We pn-dirt a crowded house at the me a-tt..rts ol our peopie 1.. the artistn- hue. stor. on Wednesil.iy morninrr at the nsn.al Hie ptacltcing roinuieiicrd thoe who have date. is aii-wereit bv the Farmer ltos en find. pa-ture lands join in the merry retrain. way eludes his iers.-culor. walk lu time to welcome the M.iids. who return i ilcssiiiiit. to le.iru that his declaration has must be polished i the Doctor disguises himself ir.icler of the Commodore, and learns that he uh wares. Kiith has a bit el romance to relate. with startling rett lattous. as the rainier I!oy ol welcome. ca'ch a glimpse nut of the Pat ami are oil to th- is in neid ot encouragement, which lie rccivrs her .Monica reveals pleasant charges. hope once more lllumn.utcs the sky : the Doctor MII.KMAIDS. SopiiANO-Mrs. Frank Kretk. Mr'. Alex Van lluskirk. Klsie liennett. l'Mlth llinde. iJ-ona Schiille, (aertie liennett. Mary Creetie.Alhcrla Murray. Mrs lliiberts. MKo-Sopit,Xfa-Savilla I'uley. Maria Cask ey. Flora Zaclimah. Cnx n:l.To-Kflie Prou.l. Mrs. Dr. Orecn. Ai.to Maude Montgotnerv. Carrie Van llus kirk. FA 1 S M F. It-C 1 1 IS I fl A D K A X I) J O I.I.Y ( S KXT I.K MKX. Fiiest TKM)i:-Kd Higgle. Dr. Oreen. Skcoxk Tk.v(ii:-Charles Zachman. Zirliiuan. William Sawyers. (Seorge Fikst llASsO- Will Schuite. E. C. Meyer. Skcoxii linger. H.yssO Itoy Ktinktd, Edward Kip- Progress. Make our Store your such Customers pur in. wide at 19c yd; an bargain, we have a silk uress i nmmings, mq ST. JOSEPH, TOO. Special City Election Mce. Nnliee Is liereliy clveti. Iiv Hit- tniileiMaMieil rii rk nt the I'xi.inl uf Alite'iiien nf the City ut iiri-n-i. ne-Mwri. mm, in purMiauee, in an r ilnijitiee. iiriierini: a speci.il elect Ion iux.iM city. a.iilill .-. Mill, if, iita-.tm itii.nn ii j ALu riiien. mi the .in! .I.iy nf .Mar. Ii. A. 1).. is. , ami appr iveii tiy I lie .M.mr ot saiii citv uu the 3nl ilay nf fan-li. A. !., K:.a sj-eclal i lectlim til ii- heiii in -ant eity, at tiie I ntirt llmise. ami In the Circuit Court rn'itii tlierenf in saiit ell), mi Tuesday. March 24, 1896, for file purim-i- f t.ikiiiL-.tevt in- anil aseertain tnc tl:i i-ne ami ilieiif Hie voters nf s ,I ( ltv nf Orenii, upon ;i pinpiKliiort. to tieceme iniieiiiisi. tu ine iiiii in menu nve itiniiamt (JiV"). in excess nf tiie annual liiciinie anil leveime of s.ml cit-y. tor Hie puriise or con stnictniK. siiiaaii!ir. :imt m.iliil. lining a systi-m of tati-r winks nitliln s.ml city; vii.l imteliteil lie . lo lie eviiteiieail liv Imiiii-i, to lie is-ueil as in. iv lie proviileil !) orttniam-v, aini as autlior i7eil liv Atticfe tun ( ot Chapter thirty-one It I mt tiie Un! Matutes f! Mii-vatiri, lsi. pavnlile In t-irer. ami in ilenoiiiiiiations not less titan mi,- liuiiilreil iloliars illiit) nor more Clan on- thoit-.nel iloitars (l.tna!) eacii, p.iv alne wiltiin twenty war (ja vrs .) at the option of sair eit . Willi interest from date. at the rate ot five (.) ier rent per annum, interest pavahle sini-:itiiiiiall, as is provpletl hv the terms of the afnresaii! onliii.iiiee. so passeil ;tml ap prove. . a- afnres4lil. -s l!j enlerof tiie lioanl of Aliienneii f'f!ctrtw i't the I'll vnf I re"i-n. Missouri, tills I ZXZZ ) 3nl ilay of .March. !.. City Clerk. Notice of Sctool Election. Notice I" herein- lven to the qualified voters of the Citv nf Oregon scl'mi, it strict, that the alum il ela-etioii of satil ili.triet mil tie iielii at tin- Court House. In tile City of Oregon. Ilott County. Missouri, on Tuesday, April 7, 1896, for t''I'0iP electlnc two director to rTe tl(rre ,,. aIso t,,Tteoii a nroposit ion lo ncreae the animal rate of taxation 15 cents on the luunlreil I'ollars valit ition In said ."mannaii. :t nine .1.0.1 u s n.SCHI.OTZIlAi:EK, Secretary. Robert Cottier, of Forest City, has been on the nick list, tbia week. Sale A WHOLESALE POISONING. Gertrude Taylor, of Craig1, Aged Thirteen, ia Arrested on tha Charge of Hurder. On Tursd iy evening. March 10. tsW. the citi zens of Craig and vicinity were startled by the poisoning oi Mr. Ii. II. Taylor and wife, their son. Hubert ami wile, and Iwo younger sons. Tin mas and Duke, at their home about out- mile iioilb ol Craig. i nil also a iieiglieor bo) by the name of T lie Christinai! who haypenrd lu as a guest at supper, nhlii rating supper they noticed a peculiar taste to l he coll, e. S. oo alteiward lliry all look McKaud largaii luvoiult Mr. Cliristmaii. who had only taken two swal lows to taste the coffee, started forCralartor the doctor, and was attacked uu the way with vomi mg. 'I lie din'tor arrived and did all he could for the MifiVrers. but. the lather lingered until Wednes day evening, yyheii he died, and was burled Thursday tilteruoou. Quite a num'irr urged the hoiuini: ol all innuesi. out ll was nmillv drrtilril lu diMH-tise willlll ou account et the serious condition of the balance ot the faun!). whom It wxs liopeu wotuu an recover. A uaugip ter 13 years old and twii younger children tor tutiatel) escapeil getting any ol the poison l.y not rating .supper when incomers ui. in balaticeol the coffee tu the teacups was thrown into the slop bucket and oured into a ling trough. Five hogs anil i lie dug hte Hie slop and were klUed bv the effects of the ilsou.Tlle licit ila at Ihe luneral ol :-ir. lalor uicausoriuu uuest ion was. where did the tmiion come Ironi and how did It get into the coffee? The killing of the bogs and dog was evidence that a large itniouu! ol ix-isoii n.it, got into me cotree. x u doctor pro'iotincrd tin sytuHioms those ol arsenic m tsou. it h is since been learned that a box of I ongb on itats was bought at the drug store ol W. M. Smith in Craig b) the 13 year old laughter, iieriru.tr. urruuus n me acciin-iii atiu ny some means got into the conee. inui iniormaiioii u.rd ny rrusecuiing Attor nev Muriihv. the bistv uf 1. it. I'avlor w.isr hiimett al Craig last Tuesdav. March 17. lsuG. bv Conuii'r.J. A. Klopp, and an huiuesl was tielu before him. 1 he cv deuce lutrtMluced was length, and a part of it was only a repetition as many oi me witnesses- testimony were al most the same, .so we will present the gist uf it as follows: TIIK KVIOIfSCIC showed that (Sertrude Taylor, the 13 tear old daughter of D. It. Taylor, deceased, about one mouth before the Caotilug. expressed Herself aspepig unpicasci or angry witu ner brother, lioneri layior. ami uisnKiug ner sisier-ln law, l-iura Taylor. lierbMther Hubert's wife, and accusing and blaming tier father with beimr partial lo l-aura. Oiittieev;;aiugof tlieois.iu uig.lSertrude purchased a box of lSougti mi liats at the drug store ot v. ai. Snutl;. She told sa-vcral parties mat sue lost u on he wivhonie. others that she look it Imnie and hid It up stain. The evidence show'ed that IhcTaUor family were PoNoaed on the evening of M.ticli 10. lf.D. the IKiisoti supiMised to be Kotmh on lfats. which was by some Fenon placeit m the cotlee that thev drank fiirsupp-r. Froinsjmp touis of uisoii and 1-om partial tests made, it appeared that the ihi.soii administered con tained the essential ijuilltles of the Koiigh on Hats poison purchased by (Sertrude Taylor Mr. Taylor after dining took Internally sick, vomiting and purging, and after lu o'clock p. to., became partially unconscious, and re mained In a seml-coiiscioiis condition until his lUath. yvhich occurred the following evening. March It. lst The lnvcstlgatiiin.conducted by Coroner Klopp au'i i rie-eciuiugAiiorney .liurny wtnoruugu and complete. Following is TIIKVK1IDIOT. Chap: Hiilt Coir.vrv. Mo.. March I7.1sCar. We. the jurry. having tieeii duly sworn by J. A. Klopp. coroner of Holt canity, diligently to inquire, and a true presentment tu make in what manner an-l by whom D. is. Tajlorcatne to his death. After having heard the evidence, and upon full Inquiry concerning the facts, and a careful examination oi thes.ua body, we find that the: ant D. II. Taylor came to his death by some corrosive poison, which we believe was aotiiuiistercd by (.eittude Tay lor, bv placing pui-nii in the coffee pot. and some drank by the said D. II. Taylor. JnsKrit UoitttKFK. Foreman. ii. r. Sit vrci. William 1. Kkhmon. SW-'IKRMKKjC. It. M. CaflLLtAMS. THOMAS F. i'K.tlLr.V. (IcrtrudeTay lor was arrested Thursday mom ing. March t9. bv Constable Wilson, on an affi davit, filed by I'rosscuting Murphy, charging ner wun murder, nne waive-i examitiailou. and was bound over to await the action of the grand Jury at the next term of circuit court. April -'7. giving as boudsmi-u As and Archie sharp. Obittuiry. FHIE-S. Mr Fred Fries was tior.i in BIshnMiire Baden, Cermany. Auuiist ii. 1819. Came to Amwru-a with his parents ia 1M7. and settled In New York. Was convert-il and Joineil ihe M. E. cnurcn 111 IMS. 111 is.il. wstie in vvtxcoiisii., here lie 1 11 no cliurcli of his choice near him, he united with the Christian church. Soon af ter tills lie lM-jran preaching tile pispel. !i Whs married to Catharine tJeltz in Ixtt. She pre ceded him eijrht years to the Spirit la rd. He leaves two children, one son and one daughter. The daughter is in Wisconsin. He rteiiarted tins life. March 11. lSKi.at the home of hi 1 son. five mites east or Mound City, aseil .8 yean. 7 ironths and t! days. Funeral. ."Miiiday. March 15. at the I. II. church at 3 p 111. hv Stev. Jo seph Has. The remains were Interred In the cemetery at the church where the funeral oc curred. J. It. M'KKIDE. Clarissa Patrick was horn at Ware, Mass.. D-c. 14. 11!. an. I was married to John H. Me Kride. a printer from western New York, at Hrecksville. near Cleveland. Ohio, Oct. 12.137. Ir.Mcllriite hail established a paper at l'errvs liurt:. Ohio, called "Tiie Miami of the Lake." in tK'i:. ami there thv voiiiii; couple l-i;an life. Iu the sprins f 1W, Mr. .Mcllriite;liaviiii; disposed nf his newspaper, they went to Kalamazoo. Mi:h., wliere tiie Iiiistiand hoiiglit the" Western Banner." which he sold in 142. and asaln tliey moved wetward. M-ttlini: at Marlon. HI. Tliey liroiiglit considerable money witli them, hut it was mostly di-pn-ei.ited cnrreiicv.il 100 of it being Hank ot Michigan notes, wortli only fifty rent on the ilnllar.liiit was the best mniiet tliere was then. The other money they bad was still more depreciated. Here they Mtgageil in f irming, which hulin-ss thev rontintieil to rollnwwitli varyinn success until tl'e California Enid exe'tement in induced the husband to trv Ills forttin? in the tunn-sof the Pacific roas,. The wife niatiageif the jd.urs of the family 1111 tit his return several years afterwards when tliey wetu to far:iitiig until earlv in the Lite war, they came to Andrew comity. Missouri . p-ndluK some time Oil a farm south ot Fill more, and finally settled in the southwest part of Ninlaway county, near tin-"Indian Ford," where tliey remained until 174. when thev re moved to Kansas, settling vit!4i a few miles of HeelcaWillc. Kepublle county Here they re mained until tlir Infirmities of aze cnmfiella-il them to reae active work. Iiurine the past few years they have passed their lime with their children, spending most of the time with Mrs. Marcia Wood.at WalasK Neb. On the Sib of Fetiruarv, IKfti. Mrs. Mcfirlde tost ner Insband with whom she had lived mine than lifts -seven years. Mrs. Melinite was the mother of eight child ren, four sons and four daughters, four of whom survive their mother, one son. Kol-ert. a prominent lawyer of Jewell couutv, Kansas; three ilaiiather. Clara, of Oklahoma : MarrMl.i Ka-mpton. of ItepnWic county, Kansas, and Marria Wood, of Wab'ish. Neti..at whose house slie died on the .'Hi day nf March. IKK. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and was a true christian. Mrs. Mcilride was a younger sister to the lale Mrs. Lucy A. Christian and an aunt to Mrs. Lucy al'. Kaucher. List of Colored People. Following is a list nf coliirrd families their nutniiers in our town at this date: Cliff McF.ulden ... Wm. McFatden .... A;.nm Willis .. Ed Willis Win. Thai Aiiuanias Tahl Jacob l.ewis..... .... Jack I i. 'lies 1 Wm. Haves ) Ned.larksoii . M. Itoblis (Sen. Washington .. Ni-k Weltou l-a.ic KtiiH-h I'liilipllulTaker Mrs.Stilli Urn Harris . Mrs. Jim Williams. and ... 4 .. 5 .. 5 Cal Williams Itev. Carter .. lien llavs.. , Elijah lintlirle P. J. Itobnisnn ..... .. .. Jolin-Foster-Marshatl-f aillei w aters - D.iven porl-I)"li)ns-Ciirr-Crowley 1 i'itre Kin- ........ .. ... !; is.- reter Total. Free Seed Distribution. Xow that the secretary of agriculture has restricted the free seed distribution in ttie southwest Itie- twice a Week Timt-H. with iti usual enterprise nnd liberality, will, for tho benefit of its old ml new subscribers!, make an extensive feed distribution throughout this sec tion of the country. The offiar is a magnificent one and you should take advantage of it. The Twice-a-Week 1 lines always has both eye9 onen for inn interests 01 me southwest. Read full particulars of the free seed distribution in The Twice-a-Week Times. Sample copies free. Write for one. Addresn THE TWICE-A-WEEK TIMES. Kansas City, Mo. A man who has been writing life insurance in the neighborhood of Mait land. met with an unfortunate acci dent, near Abe Louck's farm, in Clay township. March 11. 1896. His team ran away, throwing him out and ser iously injuring him. He was taken to SKidmore and placed under a doctor's care, lie will recover, but it will be some time before be ia able to set out and attend to business again. We are sorry to ioform our readers of the serious illness of our fellow townsman. Grandpa Geo. Tritt. He is euffenm from 9 severe forts ot tagrippe. A Scarctu. raoortcr mm on through tha palatial dratal parlors ot Iir. U- w. Liukeoa ooe day this week and htaviaitwaa one long cautioned aur priae. The doctor baa recently raored from the Proud building to the auita ot rooms in tue nortneast corner of the new Moore block. No baiter location for a tirst-clais, modern dentista ofBce could posfibly be found than that oc cupied by Dr. Lnkeuts. Upou entering the visitor, or patient as the case ma) be, is shown into the eletiarjt r. ceutiou room iu the extreme uurlhwetil corner of trie buildioj;. Tbia room is tastily furnished aud has both east and north exposures. It ia Iii;ht, airy aud is well calculated to put a pros- l"iio puiieub iu goou coouiiiod lor the ordeal to be endured in the operat ing room. the hrst room to the west is a cozy apartment and is used (or an operation room. It has that prime desideratum, north lixht and pleuly ot it. To all who know anytbini; about the science of dentistry this feature will be appreciat ed West of the oDeratim? room ia the doctor's laboratory which is supplied with all the up-to-date appltancee and appurtenances known to the profession. This room is alto supplied with a strong litfit from the north. Tn entire suite, is heated by steam, aa are al! fie r.otae io the building. I,j this means a uni form heat is obtained, everything kept in a more cleanly condition and the health of the patients guarded. Dr. C. W. Iiukens is a regular graduate of Western Dental college ot Kaneae City and has been in continuous prac tice in Oregon amce 1883. lie succeeded -his father Dr. S. B. Ltikens who estab lished himself io the oractice of the profession here in 1371. He has by perxistent, hard work, and a clone study of the best and most improved methods nnd instruments used in his profession, placed biB name in the front rank and his increasing practice bears evidence that the people fully appreciate hia work. Personal. Will Xeely left this week for Colum bia, Mo. Mrs. Mtna Curry waa in St. Joseph, this week. Ott Curry was in St. Joseph on business last week. D. P. Dobjns was in St. Louis a couple of days this week. Joe, Will and Scott Hodgin trans acted business here Tuesday. J. C Philbrick was purchasing goods in St. Joseph, last week. Abe Ltoucks, of Eureka, waa down to Oregon on bueiuees Monday . John Michel, of St Joseph, gave us a friendly call one day last week. T. J. McKteyer, or Falls City, Neb., is the guest of Ed. vVatt, this week. D. A. Young was attending to bubi ness in Buchanan and Platte counties, this week. Jesse Flickinger left last Wednes day for Leona, Kas., where be will do farm work, this season. Mrs. Lydia and Mattie Webster, were entertainer, by relatives north of town, the first ot the week. Eph Welton left last week for Dakota, where he will make his future home. May st-ccess be with him. W. W. Wilson has moved from Forest City to Fortescue, where he will follow his trade, that of carpentering. Ben Fiegenbauin, of Fairbury.Neb., ia the guest ot bis father and mother, Rev. F. W. Fiegenuaum and wife.of this city. - Asa Sharp acd Archie Sharp, of Craig, were in the city "Tuesday transact ing legal busmen with Probate Judge Alkire. Uncle Peter Loucks, who has been the guest of relatives here the past week, returned to his borne near Shilob, Monday. Rev. J. II. Kiphnger and A. E. Flickinger are attending annual session of Kansas conference at Cosby, Andrew county, this week. Evangelist Dave Huntersoo and wife were the guests of old friends and attended divine services at tbe E. A. church of this city, last Sabbath. Mrs. Ed. Smi'h and Mrs. Henry Fuhrman, living, northeast of Mound City, were the guests of Grandpa Fuhr man and wife, over last Sabbatb. Little Miss Dorothy Kaucher came down from Mound City last Friday and on Saturday went to New Point with uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. Brnner. Dr. Fred Markland. after a visit of several week's with his family, returned to Idaho Falls, Idaho, last Wednesday, lie has the best wishes of all for success unlimited. Press Wise and wife, of Craig, are happy in the society of a brand new baby b..v, who has lately come to enjoy tbe pleasureof their tine new residence built last fall. C. O. Proud and wife will go op to Mound City Tuesday of nest week, March 24. 1S96, to be present at the an niversary of bis mother's birth, which occurred 84 years ago. Miss Ada Kunkel has accepted the position of head trimmer in the millin ery establishment of Russell St Morrison at Maitland. She went to St. Joseph Tuesday and will remain tnere this week acquainting herself with tbe latest and most popular styles. Rev. J. W. Keiser.of Warrensbarg. and former pastor of the Evangelical association of this place, visited his many friends at this place the first, of this week. He preached at the new Evangelical Association ciurch of this place, last Sabbath evening, to m very ; appreciative audience from Gen. 5:24. " He left Oregon Monday evening for Mound Cifv, whtre he spent a day or two this week before going to anneal conference. Dr. G. A. Fiegenbaum, who has been here for a couple of weeks, the guest of his sister, Mrs. Mina Curry, and also under the medical and surgical care of his friend and fellow graduate, Dr. F. E. Bullock, or Forest City, was made verry happy last week by the ar rival of his wife anil two children, who will visit here for a few weeks. Dr. Fiegenbaum is receiving much benefit under the treatment or Dr. Bullock, and is reeling greatly encouraged. REAL ESTATE MIMEOGRAPH 1'fllMsllKKWHKKI.V BV W. II. ItlCIIAHIlA. OKKIiOX. MO. orrn'K rrsTMits in hie mookk vukk. Atetractcr ana NegoOatcr of Loans. Transfers tor the week endiDg, Mch. 14, 180G: wrta.sTr iniris. E L Williams find wife 10 W KMtuM'ff. lot 17 awl It block Creamer iM. -Mound City 2J Chas E Wilson anil wife to K Firs-tor nw m nta ay noo W O Yoru and wife to Theresa loin 13 and II block It ExipnMiiu Mound City 800 Wm Fink t- Jno la HriU. l.mds in X ist 4! Muiaiiuin . MOO Geo S Ilacktwaiid wife In 8 I .Merrett. lts H ami 'J block :ra Mound City -. 300 Kd I'mkMi.a and wife to Ira 1'inkntOD. part Iota 2 and 3 block 11 Omrn 100O nnie8miih In Meplien Hiacclianl. n 10a WJiie'iiWSa 120 lbptist chinch to Mary E A Wilw,n. land iaX!r0 33 S00 Jno H Svr.irtz nnd wif- W K Berry 0 feet wend lotolJand.! Iilock S Corniiic .. 150 Jno Donovan t-i W A launder lots 1 and 2 block : Maitland. 97 ES Hiokes and wife to Mary . Meador, lot 10 lia'k 14 Criitt 450 D.I French to KM Cooper, n2 lie ae 10 59 39 "00 Hoblitzi-ri dr. P.nkntou to (irand Bay Lum ber Co, lease nf lam her yard Cruic W K KichanlRon et al ! Jerae Iticnardson, lots 3 and 4 block W Forext City 300 Peter Nielson and wife to Geo A Conway. lotdS78andl-oek13ire!ow 200 .lorman Arnold by irtutee to W O Yoos, lota 231.7 and 1" block XI Moond City.. . 90 t-bae H May to A:ei Moore, wiaene 2 63 40 ISO Jno L ItuckiDKham to K M Price and la Ballard. Iota g and 9 block It Craig- ISO " QUITCLAIM DEEDS. W E Stnbba and wife to Curio A Leam. lota 17 and 18 block 2 Creamery add. -Mound City MB F J ltlcl:Iey to W P and W C Drake, lamb ia2181 2 1 Geo llallama.id wifeto W O Yoos. lot 3 block 8 Hound City 20V Born, to A. B. .Graves aad wifsy Msroo 14,109$ taw girl Mbf.