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Republican County Convention.
In accordance with an order "1 tin Holt fVimty Jti-i..:!.;;Mii Central Committee, a drle ;';ite convention lor nominating candidates Iir the various ivnuly Olllces Ii lie lilted nl Hie ensuing Xoi;x.uer election, :t:nl :lo to t'ltct delegates to llie Congressional and Senatorial ruiivriitinus. is hi-reny called t meet :it tin Court House in OUUOOX, MISSOUKI, at II o'clock a. in., Thursday, August 6, 1896. Ami further in ohedieiicti to the order nl mill Committee the Kepuhlicaii utters ofcacli town Mdp are heri'lij cillcil to meet nt their r..-c tivs voting pUces at -J o'clock p. in. on Saturday. August 1, 1896, there to choose !' iriin:iry election the number if delegates apiwrtltmcd to eaeh tmvu-hii to represent them in viil convention. The iMsiiiil representation ill this conven tion will l one delegate lor e.ich twenty-live vote, or fraction ol thirteen voles or over, cast (or the Kepulilicau eanlitl.ite for Supreme Judge, at the election ol IMI. The convention will ouiMtt of eighty-live (.") delegates, apiiortione.l as fellows: TOWXSIItf. vorics. iiKr.r.:.TK. Nodaway-. l.v f, Iewis . 15 Hickory ... 117 i: Forbes... 171 7 Mlnton . .. w :i Lincoln . 15 . 3 Itigelow . 7; 3 Liberty . . 1L-I 5 I'.cnt.in Sfirt 15 tJiiion lit; 7 In acconlaiice with a resolution adopted by the last County Convention, the committee rec ommend) to the convention, that innnmtmillng candidates for the various county offices, that the nominations be made in the order in which the said offices appear on the Official llallot. It Is further ordered that at tne said 1'rimary Klvctiuii to be held In the various townships, that each township shall select three township committeemen, who shall act for two years; and that said township committee shall imme diately organize by selecting one of their num ber as chairman and member o! the County Central Committee. The new Central Committee, are hereby re quested to meet at t-aid County Convention for me purpose oi organization. Done by order of the County Committee, July 13. 1KC. S. e. O'FAl.LOX, Chairman. LEG DEVOItSS. Secretary. ANN O UXCEMKXTS. ti:i:asi;iu:k. We are aulhorlzetl to annouiice I- I. Moore of Lewis townsliln. as a candidate for the office of Treasurer, of Holt County, subject to the decision of the Kcpubiican Nominating convention. We nri' mitlinrlred to annouiice Clark O Proud, of I-ewis township, as a candidate for the office of Treasurer, of Holt county, subject to the decision of the KepubUcan Xnmiiiatiu:.; Couveutlon. we are authorized to announce Kudollill Hchlotzhauer. of l-ewis tonshlp,as a candidate tor the omceol Treasurer nt unit county, sun Ject to the decision of the Kepublicati Nominat ing Convention. COLI.IXTOK. We are authorized to announce Joseph J, Pierce, of Forbes township, as a candidate for the office of Collector, of Holt County, subject to the decision of the Ilepublican Nominating convention we are authorized to announce lee Devorss, of Forest township, as a candidate for the office oi collector, ot noil uouuiv. suujeci 10 me ie cislon of the Itepuhlican Nominating Conven tlon. SIIEKIFF. We arc authorized to announce John Curtis, of Nodaway township, as a candidate for the office of Sheriff ff Holt Counly.sulijecttn the decision of the Kenubltcan Nominating Conven tion. We are authorized to annouiice C.J. Hopper, or Forest township, as a candidate for theoSice of Sheriff of Holt county, subject to the decision oi tne uepuuucau nominating cunteiuiun. We are authorized to announce Charles IE. Edwards, as a candidate for the tiffice of Sherul of Holt County, subject to the decision of the Uepubllcan xnnuiiatlng convention, We nre authorized io annouiice David A, Young, as a candidate for the office of SlierifT of Holt County, subject l the decision of the l!e- jiuDllcall -Nominating (,onveimun. W are nnthorlred to announce Walter S, Smith, of Clav Township, as a candidate for the office of Shcrill ot noil uouniy. ftiujeci io ine uccision oi mc itepuuueau .luimimuuK ventiou. ASSESSOK. V are anthnrized to announce Fred E. Bur nett, of Ilenton township, as a candidate for the office of Assessor, of Holt county, subject to the decision ot the llepuuiican .Nominating Convention. We are authorized to announce Ferdnaiulo C. Meadows as a candidate for the office of As sessor, ol lion county, suujeci w me uccision ui nit; xbci'uuoi:iti .uiiiiiitn"it v.vi.,-t.. CODJiTY SUKVEYOK. We are authorizid to announce Dsvid Allen of Forbes township, as a candidate for the office of Ounty Surveyor, of Holt county, su'jject to the decision of the Republican Nominating Convention. Wo are authorized to announce C. !. Landou as a candidate for the office of County Survejor. of Holt Countv. subject to the decision of the Republican Nominating Convention ol said county. We are authorized to announce Win. SI. Mor rls, as a candidate for the office of County Sur veyor, of Holt County, subject to the decision of the KepubUcan Nominating Convention of said county. PltOSECUTINC. ATTOKXEY. We are authorized to announce G. W. Mur phy as a candidate for the office ot Prosecuting Attorney, ot noit uouinv, suujeci u me uros Ion of the Itepuhlican Nominating Convention KEI'KKSEXTATIVE. W are authorized to announce (Jeorce Ascn Anrf n n Anrlitlnte for tllft ofTcp of Kenresell- tatlve, of Holt county, subject to the decision oi tne ueptimican nominating courciuion. JUMOE-SECOSO UISTIIICT. We arc aulhonzed to announce Joseph Wise as a candidate for the office of Judge of the Second District, subject to me decision oi me Itepuhlican Ntjminaiing convention. For District Judge. Okecos, Mo., July 21, 1890. Tc the People of Holt County: 1 take this method of announcing to you that I have been solicited by a number of friends to offer myself its a candidate before the Republican nominating con vention for the office I now hold. Hav ing been twice nominated and elected, I have do further claim to the nomina tion at the hands of the party. There are other equally as good and deserving Republicans as myself for the place. However, I have said that it the Re publicans at their convention think proper to place moor, the ticket, I will be the same to the people of the county as I have been heretofore. I have no promises to make to any special parties at the expanse of the people, as I have always said, and will try to do my duty ns best I understand it, and run the finances ot the county to the best advantage for the people, ns under existing circum stances it takes tho closest management to get along with the various funds to make ends meet, especially the road aud poor funds, the requirements of which are unforeseen as regards Hoods aud in flux of paupers and insane. Under the existing custom of assessment, ine stat utes govern tho power of the court in re gard to levy of taxes. Ot course tho best of mortals are subject to mistakes and censure, therefore wo all should en deavor to do the best we can under the circumstances in which we aro placed nt all times. Reepectmlly lours, Ben. P. Mokgan. The above statement, coming from Mr. Morgan at this time.ulaces the mat ter intelligently before the voters of this district. The Sentinel is unquali fiedly in favor of Mr. Morgan's candi dacy Bhould he desire to come again Mr. Morgan may well be termed tho "watch dog of the treasury." He has made a judge of whom every tax payer may well feel proud. It is n tuanKiess position, but be has done his whole uuty regardless of pnrty affiliations or friends. He knows neither friend or foe in the discharge ot his duty, and he has strenuously avoided from holding court on empty dry goods boxes. Should there be no other candidate, or should the tax payers desire his services again, and nominate him, he will make the race, and if elected endeavor, ns in the past, to do his whole duty. By reference to our announcement column, it will be seen that Judge Jo seph Wise, of Lincoln township, also an nouncea himself as a candidate for re election to the office of Judizeorthe upper, or second district. The Judge has filled this responsible position for the past two terms, and has always shown himself to be a conservative and painstaking officer, guarding with zeal ous care the interests of the tax-payers of the county, ne will dr what his hon est convictions tell him is right, without fear orfaor, as he kno'.va and has no pels when it comes to the discharge of his duties as JuJge. The Judge is one of our hcnoreil am' imwt respected citi zen; is a lifu long Republican, out spoken, active, and always working to tiio n':-l interests for th( sucenss or Iho party. He is n successful and practical farmer and KlocU raiser, a man of Hound judgment, and thevotersof Holt county will snow u'ood judgment in returning linn to the bench, should he receive the noiuiuation at tho hands of the conven tion, and we think he deserves and should receive this nomination, for he has been tried and found true. A Call. Hoy. L. It. Ksowi.es: We, the under iiuiiMl Keiiublican voters of Holt, coun ty, .Missouri, realizing th importance of an ellnnent prosecutinif attorney in this county, and knowing our ability nnd lil na to discharge the duties of said cilice, would respectlully nskyou to sub ni juur name io inu ivepuouc county invention as a candidate for said office: . S. .-.miili. w. W. Fnizer. . A. Welty. W. W. Wehrli . II. Tonslion, A. Cranneli, .teoli ltook, H. K S. Uobinsou. Smith. It. C. t:tenu. Wi. II. Watt, Cus. Jloceker. Jtdlll T (Vilt'er. K. A. I'.rou-n W. F Catou. John Markt. Albert Itoecker. C L. Cummins. Curtis, A T. liloomer. . WllllatiK. .1 It I'uniii IMwin K. Davis. W..I. Flndley. . Actou. .1. A. Oren, 1. 1"- CliamtliT K.tivlii l'il,,t,.r 1). Huiatt. II. I Allen. 1). M. M:iilin .laenli MnrL-t. Will IVmiel. A. ti Ware. I. F. Ixueks. W. K. llisk, It.T. liainse), (leorge Iluiatt. lames Ilainsvy. Joini II. Elder. : IClllil.1 11 I-- l'.-n.t 1). W. Carder. 11. K. Itobinson. .1. A. Lease. I- I . Sentney. M M. Aostlo. .1. IS IjiiiiIi J. It. Wilson. Daniel Z.ichman, t.. w.cuininliis. w. Jleser. Fled Seemaii. W. W. Scott, I . llo-tetter. If. K. Dennv. .L.liti I Ttifrl...itti IT l'iiAhu, Samuel Schulte. 11. L. Coleman. .lames Kneale, h. lekham. onas Watson. !r. ine Hovi-y. The Institue. Friends, patrons, didst bear on Mon day morning, July 20, the clear ringing of Mint bell? Whence came tho sound and why the nummbcr of happy, enger faces that answered to its joyous callr Beneath the heavy, dark foliage of the beautiful grove surrounding our noble school building, stood knots of earnest teachers, greeting each other after a year's absenco into the cool, neat and spacious building were soon collected 78 of Holt county's pedagogues. Never stnrted any institute with brighter pros pects for good, enthusiastic work. We know the three weeks to be spent in the exchange of ideas will prove indeed rich fruitage for each teacher to carry into his work the coming year. "Do not, then stand Idly waiting For some greater work to do ; Fortune is a lady (ioddess. She will never come to you. Co anil toil in any vineyard. Do not fear to tin or dare. If von want a field of labor. You can find it any where." We, ns teachers, truly feel that we have found our vineynrd and the Lord's over us are all that can be desire ani mated inspired, full of the subjects taught and pleasant in manner. Mr. Maxwell, our worthy, wide-nwake com' missionor, is as usual to U)3 front with advanced thoughts for each and all: Air. Roberts, Oregon s most thorough and efficient principal; Mr. Coleman, Mound City s vigilant, intelligent super intendent together with Miss Molhe Palmer ns an excellent, scientific pri tnary instructress go to make up the faculty of this season's work. Our morning sessions open up at 7:30 a. m. Rev. Kiplinger visited us on Tuesday morning nnd conducted devotional exer cises, taking as a divine lesson the l!)th l'salni. We cordially invite all inter ested in school work to visit us teach ors not in attendance are missing the grand opportunity of an educational feast. A movement is now on toot whereby we may be enabled to grade our institute work this indeed will be a happy, onward step for the teacher worthy and eager of promotion, b ollow ing is a list of the teachers, postoffice addresses and schools which havb been secured: 1. T. O. I'oyncr. Curzon. Rluff City. 2. 15. N. Kunkcl, Oregon, WinmR 3. H. Pierson, Curzon. SchaelTer. 4. E.L. lirodbeck. Oregon. White. 5. The following teacli at Oreiron: Car rie Schulte. Mrs. Lucy Kancher.Susie B. Heeler, Minnie Kosli-cK, c. C. Watson, D. L. Koburts, Oregon. 11. Lulu Chadduck. Maitlaml. Maitland. li. 13. 14. 15. Ifi. 17. IK. i:. jn. N. E. Moore, Napier, IScntmi. Gertrude Iluiatt, Forest City, Chambers. Lizzie Itojd, Foiest Cltv. Hattle Harris. Forbcs.Wilson. Ora liurnett, Fortescne, Like Shore. Lulu Marsh. Oregon. Maj flower. Ina Schlotzhauer, Oregon. Leah Kaucher, Oregon, Culp. Lizzie Wi'.tvm. Oregon. Hnish College. Ottelee Ilumett. Oregon. Highland. Kate Folk. Craig. Marietta. Amelia Kollmer. Mound City.Shlloh Julia Meteaif. Forbes. Matlie Uaudall. Forest City. Oakland. Corda Watson. Oregon. Ida Watson. Oregon. Flora Keaster, Oregon. Ilisiug Sun. Frank Walker. Forest Cltv. S. J. itaker. Craig, Star. Dndlev Moreland, Crag. Summit I!. C. Maxwell. Itigelow. lllgelow. It. U Maxwell, Kigelow, Walker. J.ll.l-irl;, Forest City. Iturr Oak. Faiinv Hrown. Iligelow. Clendale, Mytrle Hill. Forest City. Marv Kaull. Forest Cltv. Forest Cltv. 21. 21. 2:1. 30. 31. X. 3X 34. 35. 1. 37. 3J. The following teaeli at Forest City: Eva Hilt, Ella llalfey. Ada Doolcy, Forest City. 41. E. D. Smith. Maitland. 42. 43. 41. 45. V.. 47. 41. I'J. 50. 51. 52. 5.1. Elvis Meadows. Maitland. Mary Fleming, nigelow. Jennie Fleming, liigelnw. Mrs. II, T. Payne. Itigelow. Iligelow. Marv tthitmer. Oregon. Stella Davis Craig. It. F. Hrown, Maitland, I'lne Hill. Stella Harbour. Oregon. Carrie Elder. Curzon. E. I- Crlder. M'Utta'id, Franklin. Eimna Potter, Mound City. Ida Nichols. Mound Cltv, Hagby. 54. TherFollowinc teach at Craic: F L. Maxell ami name iioiieiinecK. Craig. !;. Arthur Hihbard. Ilelwig. Uiclivllle. 57. J. II. Hihbard. Helwig. 5i. Llmite ICedinun, Craig. Cherry Dale. 31. Following will teach at Mound City: Mollle Palmer. Cora Carson. May King. Nannie Lucas. Prof. Coleman. Monad City. f.4. Hubert Callow, Oregon, Lincoln. (".". Cora Frye. Amazonia. Amazonia. (;. Jessie Hums. Fillmore. Marlon. irr. Clare Hendricks. Fillmore. f.s. ra. 70. 71. 7:i 71. John t:rovos. Mound Citv. Klmgrove. Addie VanFleet. Craig. Kelso. Florence Keese. Craig. Alma Jackvm. Oregon. John I.aev. Ava Donley, Forest City. Cora Keynolds. Coming. Corning. Mattie Jackson. Corning. Uogrefe. Grace Kierhart. Maitland Ilalfred Holkin, New Point. New Point. Inez Elliott. Maitland. Michael FitzmaurKv. Mound City.H.iiikF. Wesley King. Mound Citv. Emma Munun. Mound City. 7:. HI. M. Tuesday. August -1, has been set apnrt as directors' day, and the directors from all parts ot the county aro earnestly urged nnd cordially invited to be pres ent. The teachers desire to become acquainted with them, nnd will will be glad to consider any suggestions tney may hnve to make. Our Real Estate Transactions. A statement showing the totals of business in tho recorder's office of Holt County, Missouri, for the six months ending June 30, 1SGG, and also for the 6ame period ot 181m: To Jane l. Us1;. Total eon Kind of instruments tiled sldcratinn To June 1, isa. Total con sideration. 574JKJ 24.573 255J210 25.IC7 75.102 17,233 250.K.-.S 20.7S0 Warranlv deeds r.9.0iW Quit claim deeds H.T.l . , , ... i farms... . 1M.4I4 Trust deeds (.iIes o, (ys Chattel mortgages 5;i.sil Chattel mortgages re leased.... csii Trust deeds on farms re- K-ased flW-ti Trust deeds on city prop erty released Totals M59JB9 The excess ol first half of i over first half of il.24J.5S7 The convention will go down into his tory ns the greatest gathering of dis satisfied Democrats nnd Populists ever hold tn the United Stntes. Yet it must be called a Detnocraticcon vention. We not only be lieve that free silver was wrong, but that the very agitation ot the question was a detriment to the country's wel fare. We hnve not chnnged an iota in our belief. There are many incongruities in the platform adopted at Chicago that seem to us are revolution ary, anarchistic nnd populistic Our Democracy is somewhat chilled and we are not as 'enthusiastic as we might be. Craig Loader (Dem.) OUR SCHOOLS. A Glance Into the Historical and Statistical History of the Schools of Our County and State. The teachers of our county met for institute work nt the High School build- ng last Monday morning, Conductor Maxwell, in charge, and assisted by the following corpB of able instructors: Pro fessor Coleman and Miss Moliie Palmer, of Mound City, and Professor Roborls, of Oregon. The institute will be in session three weeks, the attendance thus far, for the first week, has been fully up to that of the past. Ureat in terest is being taken in the topical discussions each day under the skillful direction of the able instructors. The range ot study includes Grammar. Theory nnd Art, Reading, Geography, Mathematics, History, etc. A large and systematic courso in these branches has been blocked out and is being exhaust ively examined by the teachers. Tne instructors are following the latest approved methods, leading tho teachers out in the discussion of topics. While argumentative discussion, involving in dividual opinion is discouraged, each teacher is expected to take part in the daily recitations, reaching out to and including a wide range of correlati ve in formation on subjects under considera tion. The work of the institute is done by the teachers the instructors lead- ng nnd holding the discussions within proper limits, lite Uounty Institute board is composed of Uounty Superin tendent Maxwell, O. P. Light and J. H. Fickes. and to these gentlemen is due the securing of the present corps of in structors. Inasmuch as the institute holds its session in our beautiful little city this year, we have gone to considerable labor and research to give our teachers much valuable statistical and historical mat ter pertaining to the schools of our county nnd state, and trust they a ill appreciate it. It was our intention to publish a portrait cut-ot nil the princi pals of the special school districts, and regret exceedingly that Mr. Coleman and Mr. Crosen declined to be pro gressive you must keep up with the pro cession, and this is ns necessary on their part as it is for us as journalists hence, portrait illustrations belong to progressive journalism, and tho teacher should always bo ready l neip along tho progressive journal, it indirectly helps them, in our long career ot jour nalism these two gentlemen are the first to decline so small a favor. We regret it exceedingly. Holt county, ns the state, has an ex cellent system of public schools, and the people believe in education, the interest too is increasing, and better schools and teachers are in demand from year to year. Tho standard is being raised, and this fact is especially inter esting. County Clerk Curtis has tiled the annual enumeration nnd estimate lists. which were filed in his oflice promptly on time and in accordance witti tuo school law. The new blanks for this purpose issued by tho state superintend ent nave Deen ot great aiu io ine dis trict clerks in compiling their reports correctly. The enumeration ot children ot school age in the several independent districts are also completed, and tney show n net increase of 13J, the largest increase be ing in Craig, which is reported at 51, and the smallest 3, in liigelow, and Ore gon snows a loss ot Jo. a ioiui in ine county of 5.C8C. Mound Uily s enumeration tins year howB 078 children, an increase of 41 over that ot 1895: 357 are males and 321 females. Their estimates shows that it will require 84.800 to pay their teachers, 81,000 for incidentals, 8250 for sinking fund nnd eOUU to pay interest account, while they estimate that 81,500 will be realized from tho public fund, leaving 85,750 to be raised by taxation on a lovy of 81.05 on the S1UO. The enrollment fortheyear just closed was 299 males and 311 females; a total ot G10.90 per cent of those enumerated were enrolled, nnd the average daily nt tendance of enrollment was 75 per cent. There were but 9 cases of truancy re norted during the year. The seating capacity of the Mound Citv school buildings is 700. There are 8 unabridged dictionaries in use in this school Fifty volumes wore added to the school librnry during tho year. Ten teachers nre employed for the corainz year, and tho same number drew salaries last year that nmounted in the aggregate to 8.1,'JSU; JU0 was ex pended for apparatus, and 875 on their library. Tho average salaries paid to assistant teachers was 842.25, while 81)00 was paid to nrincitial. Oregon is the second largest school district in the county, nnd shows an enumeration this year of :153 children n? against 393 in 1895. In estimating the amount required to conduct the school for tho scholastic year of 1890 , it is claimed that 33,682.50 will be needed to pay the teachers, who will have charge of 1G1 white males and 172 while fe males. IS colored males and i colored fe males.81.038 will be needed for incidental expenses, a total of 81,72').r,0, 1. s- amount expected from the fund, SSG5, leaving a net balance to be raised by taxation of e-.t,b.jo..0, on a levy of Im cents on the 8100. In 1871 it required but 81, Wi.:jO to nav the teachers, nnd 82.- 928.48 was the entire cost of maintaining the school here, Uunng ine yeat just closed there were 1(2 white male and 170 females enrolled, while there were 29 F . L. MAXWELL, County Sup't. colored children en rolled. 17 males nnd 12 females. There were 74 scholars over tho nge of 1C years; 40 were boys and 31 girls. The totnl days attended by nil the pupils were 53,GGj. The average number ot pupils nttond ing each day was 29S; and 70 per cent, of those enumerated attended school There were only 10 cases of truancy during the year. Tho seating capacity of nil tho rooms of the school is olb There are 3 dictionaries in use in the schools and the library has 300 volumes. Eight teachers are employed, that drew from tho treasury during the year 83,537.50, while it took 8905.0I,to pay for incidental expenditures. The average ctst per day to the district for each pu- tnl attending was uu cents. The value of the laboratory in this school is placed at 8C0. The average salaries of assistant teach ers of tlits school is 845.00. The estimated value of school prop erty in this district is 830,000, while the assessed value of all properties in the district for taxable purpose is placed at 8012,000. Our sister city of Craig ranks third in numerical strength of school children; the enumeration just completed, shows that she has l.i males and 130 fe males of school nge, the number en rolled in 1895 was 249, an increase of 54. It will require 819C0 to pay her teachers the com ing year. 8000 for incidentals, 8350 for sinking fund, and S270 for annual in terest, or a totnl of 83,180. From this sum may be de o. p. Limrr, Co. Institute B'd. ducted 8703 amount on hand and expected from the public funds, leaves the sum of 2410 to be raised by taxation on a levy of 81.15 on the 8100 valuation. This is the second largest school levy, and is made so by reason of the district at the April election find ing it absolutely necessary to build a fr J!" 82.000four-room addition to their present school building, by reason ot increase in the number of school cnildren. The school will be in charge ot the following able corps the coming year: 1j. Maxwell, principal; Ida Preston. Laura Annibal, Hatlie Hollenbeck, and .Mu.ui McKee, assistants. She has 43 scholars over the age of 1G. twenty are males and twenty-eigUt fe males. The total days attended the post year by all the students were 30,742. The average daily attendance was 191, while ten cases of truancy were reported. The seating capacity of the Craig school is 200. bhe has a library of 2UU volumes. and have two dictionaries in use in the school. The average cost per pupil per day attending was 5 cents. Maitland takes the fourth placo in enumeration and its records show that it has 125 males and 135 females of law ful school age, a total of 200, while in 1895 their enumeration showed 228, nn increase ot .io. hhe too shows a large levy like her sister city cf Craig by rea son ol being necessitated to build an addition to her already large and hand some school building. They want 82040 to pay her teachers, 8300 tor incidentals. 83G0 for sinking fund, and $300 for an nual interest account, a tetal of 83,000; 8500 is expected from the public fund. leaving iz-w to be raised by taxation on a levy of 93 cents ou the 8100 valua tion. There are 42 enrolled as boing 1G years of nge; io males and l femnies. J he total days was -"y,;tJ, and the average number attending each day was 190. fer cent of enumeration attending sciiool was 93. The per cent of average monthly enrollment of enumeration was 92, and but 3 coses of truancy were re ported. I. he seating capacity will be greats ly increased by reason of two additional rooms being built to the present school bouse this summer. Three unabridged dictionaries are in use in this school, and required live teachers to teach the young ideas how to shoot. The average cost per day per pupil attending was u cents. The htth place in educational inter ests is occupied by our sister city of Forest City. She has 198 school ctnl dren, 92 white males, 93 white females; 9 colored males and 4 colored females; total 193, an in crease ot 22 over the enumeration of 1895. They estim ate that it will re quire 82370 to con duct their schools tho coming year and ask for 81690 to pay their teach era and 8080 to meet incidental ex penses They ex C. O. L.VNDON, Sup't Forest City, from the public pect to realize 8599 fund, leaving nl to be raised by taxation on a levy ot 75 cents on the 8100 valuation. There were twenty-three enrolled over 10 yeare ot age, eighteen are white, seven males and eleven females; four male colored and one female colored. The total days attended by all the pupils were 19,152, and the average number of dupiIs attending each day was 119. Six cases ot truancy were reported for the year. It has a library of 200 volumes, und two dictionaries are in use. The average cost per day to the district for each pupil was 0G9. It cost 81,330 to pay its teachers last year. There are live rooms in the house with a seating capacity of 200. Prof. C. U. Liandon will have charge the coming year, who will be nssisted by Ella A. Itnlfrey, Ada Dooley. Eva liitt and Mary Kaull. According to the estimates the special district of Corning has 132 school chil dren, ngainst 120 in 1895; 70 are males and 02 are females; 8i47 will be required to pay their teachers the coming year, and 875 for incidental purposes, 1500 for sinking fund and 8100 for annual inter est, a total of f rom mis sura 8115 will be deduct ed ns the amount ex pected from the pub lic fund, leaving 81, 3G7 to bo raised by taxation on a G8c levy. There aro 8 schol- nrs enrolled who nre 10 years of age and over, five males and three females. The total number of days attended by all the pupils of this W. C. VKAKSON, Sup't Corning. school during tho year just closed was 9,578. The average number ot pupils nttending each day was (0. Seventy per cent of the enumeration nttended school the past year. Hut one case of truancy was reported during the yenr. One unabridged dictionary is in use, and 135 volumes are in tho school library. The school will be presided over the coming year by W. C. Pearson, who will be assisted by Miss Cora Kundle. Rigelow has 102 school children, nn increase of 3 over the enumeration of n year ngo. 57 are males and 4: are fe mules. The lew in this district is the largest in the county, by reason of tho recent building of a largo and handsome school house, and while she ranks eleventh in real estate valuations, and tenth in personal assessment, she takes seventh place in educational matters, hence, in order to have a first class school building, her levy must necessa rinlly be high. It will require 8810 to pay teachers, 890 for incidentals, 8300 for6inking fund, and SCI for annual in terest account, a total of 81,701; 8475 is expected from the public fund, leaving a balance of 81239 to be raised by taxa tion on a levy of 81.40 on the 8100 valua tion. There nre nine pupils over 1G years of age. 3 males and 0 females. The total number of days attended by nil the pupils were 9,154. The nverage number attending each day was 77, and 91 per cent of thoso enumerated attended school the past year. Two cases ot tru ancy nre reported. The school has .18 volumes in its library nnd has one un abridged dictionary. The average cost per day to district for each pupil attend' ing was 017. The school has three rioms. two being finished and used. Prof. Ii. C. Maxwell will again bo in charge the coming year; his assistant at the time of compiling this artic o had not Leen chosen. There nre 2,000 volumes in the librar ies of the public Bchools of ourcounty. Mint have a value or ijloOU. There nre but live teachers in the county having state certificates. The number of teachers employed in the county in 1807, was but 53, while in 1S95 wo had 109.59 of whom were of the masculine persuasion and 50 females. The various school districts of the county haven bonded indebtedness of only 813,350, the Oregon district havi n g no' bonded indebtedness The school enum eration in 1SG7 was 4,012. while in 489G it is 5,830. The enum eration at the various periods and number of school houses in the county were as follows: J. n. FICKF.S, Co. Institute D'd. Enumeration 1855 19S0 1807 4012 1870 3G0G 1876 4900 1880 5188 1890 5221 1895 5553 189G 5830 School nouses. 23 33 51 70 75 81 83 84 In 1855 there were no female teachers in the county. The enumeration of 1895 showed 5553 children ot school nge, and the enroll ment 4,937, leaving 500 children in Holt county that did not attend school dur ing the school year of 1895-0. There are ten brick and 74 frame school houses in the county, having a total of 108 rooms. The seating capacity ot the school houses of the various special districts in the county are as follows: Seating capacity. 250 700 510 200 Teachers 5 io 8.... 4.... Maitland.. Mound City Oregon ... Crnig Itigelow 2 92 Forest City 3 148 Corning 2 90 The seating capacity of all the school houses in the county is 5270. llie estimated valued of tho school properties of the various towns of our count) are as follows: Bigelow.. 81.000 Corning, 2,000 Uraig, 7,000 Forest City 4,500 Maitland 7.000 Mound City. 25.000 Oregon 30,000 While the nssessed valuation of these districts for school purposes is as fol lows: Itigelow 8103.000 Craig 245,710 Forest City, 222,180 Maitland, 255,155 Mound City 380,000 Oregon, 712,000 There are 810 scholars enrolled in the county that are over 10 years ot age, 3G0 are males nnd 1M are females. Total days attended by all the chil dren in the county was 491,031. The average number attending each dny was J,Zio, and but at cases of truancy re ported in the entire county during the year ending June 30, 1895. It will thus be seeu that the average daily attend ance was far below the enrollment. Reg ularity and promptness are essential elements. The average tax levy for school pur poses is 43 cents on the 8100, and the average cost pur pupil per day on enroll ment is 5V cents and on attendance is cents. There were 1UO teachers enrolled at the lust institute, anil were equally divid ed between the sexes. Superintendent Maxwell reports -. certificates issued during the year; first grade, 19; second grade, 21; third grade 31. The first school house in the county was built by Judge R. II. Russell on sectiou 12, township 59, range 38, on the farm now owned by the Simeon Conu heirs, southeast of this city. This was in the fall of 1839, and Urinh Garner was the first teacher ot the county. Garner was killed sotre time in 1845, by being struck oyer the head with agrubbing hoe by a companion while working on the roads near the iron bridge over the Noda way, and was the first murder committed in the county. i- Roberts, Sup t, Oregon. Holt county has expended the follow ing sums annually for teachers: 18G7... 1881... 1882... 188G... .8 7,913 . 19,510 . 20,010 . 22,000 1883. 1890. 1892. 1895. .8 29.S9G .. 33,54 .. :W,219 .. 33,124 1890... .. 34,794 In 18G7 the average salaries paid was 843,00 to male teachers nnd 852.00 to fe male teachers, while in 1895 tho average was 842.00 to male and SoO.OO to female. The gradual growth in the values of the school properties in the county is truly gratifying as per table 1867... 827,374 1890 8 83,200 02,180 1892 'Xi.ll.) 84,000 1894 97,400 87,000 1895 110,000 herewith, the number of 1882 188G We give teachers employed in the county from time to timo and their averago monthly wages: No. 1882 00 wages. 8:t5 00 1883 02 1884 71 1888 73 1890 87 1892 87 1894 99 1895 109 35 00 13 50 37 49 41 9G 42 G5 43 05 47 00 The public .loaning or "school fund" of the county has grown handsomely, though slowly, and it is among the largest in the state. The following sums being to tho credit of the.scliooi fund nt tne following times 18G7 8 51.596 1872 71.18G 1884 107,057 188G 94,288 1890. 8 90,917 1892 105,809 1894 107,05 1895 110,498 189G 111,719 1888 93,709 In the expenditures for support ot her public schools, but feiv counties in the state, in ratio to tho number of children, have been more liberal than Holt county. as the following table will show: 18G7 810,973 1883 830,431 1880 31,757 1890 46,934 1882 3C.7G7 1S92 40.235 1884 42,801 1895 49.3G0 1880 31,829 18:x 53,113 The school tax levied and collected for the various years hnve been ns fol lows: 1882... 1834... 188G... 18S8... ...823,350 ... 2,5.11 ... 39,111 ... 23,979 1895... 1892... 1891... 1895... 189G... .824,315 . 21.273 . 27.418 20,703 30,063 Missouri we believe Iiub the largest public school fund of nny iitnte iu the union, and at the Inst apportionment 8803.203 02 was apportioned to the credit of 928-309 children of school age in our state. The sums apportioned to Holt county from time to time have bexn as follows 1880. 1882. 1884. 1880. 1888. ..63,904 80 1890.. 1892.. 1S93. 1891.. .85,008 80 3,948 01 4,335 75 4,512 95 . 5,203 . :"ti.i oj . 4,523 91 5.011 50 1895... . 5,119 SI The United States gives her teachers 8118,173 4S7 yearly to train her children, and 81,200,000,000 is expended in the saloons for the opposite purpose Out of every 1,000 pupils in the Uni ted Stntes. ton aro in colleges or profes sional schools, 27 in preparatory schools, and 963 in elementary schools. The State University has cost the tax payers or the;state 52,0i1,09j, rrom lo-u to June 1895. The State Normals since their open ing have cost the state 8S34; 52G.1G. The state reform school located at Boonville was opened in 1SS7, and has cost the state 8180,223.03. Tho re:orm school for girls nt Chillicothe wns nlso opened in 1887, nnd hns cost 832, i;.9u. In 1867 there were G.202 teachers em ployed in our state, and during tho year . - r . . 1 - . . , rt enuing iune iojo mere wenuwurui J. K. KIBE, State Superintendant. ployed. In 1867 there wero 3.930 school houses in the state, and 12,901 in 1895. It requires a vast amount of money to pay these teachers. The pay roll for the various periods amounted to the follow ing handsome sums: 1867 8 641,974 1892 8 3.929.35G 1886 2.896,895 1894 3,949,129 1890 3,472425 1895 4,063,616 Oiif mncmifinAnf. atnfA hna ft nonala- tion of nearly 3,000,000. One-third of all the people of the state are between the ages of six and twenty years. One-fourth aF nnpanti'ra rwtmilnf tnn nnrtlAlIv Ptiroll themselves in the public schools, while one-sixth are tn daily attendance lor a period of seven months each year, r any 15,000 able bodied pedagogues' at salar ies averaging 845 per month are required to teach this vast army ot children, and over 30,000 school directors are engaged in administering the business affairs ot our school system, which includes among other things, the annual expendi tures of t.bout seven million of dollars. Tke school properties of the state are estimated to be worth 820,000,000 and the permanent educational rund is es timated to be worth 810,000,000. At the coming fall election the people will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment reducing the school age from six to five years. The state school moneys is apportion ed tc the various counties ot the state upon the number of school children in the countv. This money is derived from one-third the general revenue of the state and the iuterest derived from the permanent educational fund, the total amount BDDortioned to the various coun ties of the state ror the several years nas been. 1842.. ..8 1.999 60 1891.... 8376.518 89 1850 .... 27.751 52 1892. .. . 900,300 1 1 18G0.... 26234 52 1893.... 797,170 26 1870.... 317.159 99 1894.... 803,203 -10 1880.... 515.286 09 1895.... 871-300 01 1835.... 064.191 27 1890.... 925,338 85 Missouri can point with satisfaction as well aa pride, to at least two untverst ties State at Columbia, and Washing ton nt St. Louis which offer students all grades, in all liues of study, oppor tunities which aro scarcely second to any in the laud. Each hns a history of half a century: each has seen days of discouragement, days of adversity; and each has come at last to a splendid ma turity. Among those young men from this county who graduated from tho state university, we remember the fol lowing: There nre doubtless olliers.titit those who come to our mind just cow nre: Jno. Kennish, W. S. Dearmont, 0. W. Porter, Robert S. Meyer, D. S. Alkire. King Debord, II. T. Alkire. Jno. Morris, G. W. Murphy, A. B. Schrantz, Geo. Asendorf, L. C. Irvine, Charles toung, L.H.Irvine, Jas. Garrett. The first common school established by legislation was in Massachusetts in 104.1, hut the hrst town school was cpen ed in Hartford. Conn., in 1041 or '42. For school expenditures in this great and glorious country of ours we spend 82.40 per inhabitant; Great Britain, 81.- 30; I'TBnce, 80 cent; Germany, M cents. Tho donf mute population of Missouri is 2.003. and 352 were enrolled as stu dents at the Missouti school for the deaf and dumb the past year 209 were boys and 143 wero girls. The average coat per capita per annum is ubout 8200. The amount of money expended nn nualiy in the United States to keep up our public school system amounts to 8163,000,000. In September 1870 a county institute was held in this city, St which 02 teach ers were enrolled. Among those who tool; an active part in the proceedings were: J. J. Denny, E. S. Eyerly, Jno. S. Cros by. W. M. Morris. S. -J. Hershberger, L. R. Knowles, C. O. Proud, J. A. Kreek, D. P. Lewis. D. W. Thuma. Hi Ilersh berger. Nannie McDonald, Jonas Whit- mer, I. L. Blair, Anna Moorehead, Lida Potter. Prof. Rnodes, Revs. Jones nnct Ballard, F. II. Ran. F. Gordon was president. Miss McDonald nnd U, I'. Lewis were secretaries, and Rev. Steph en Blanchard was the county superin tendent. At this meeting Superintend ent Blanchard submitted nn exhaustive report ot the condition of the schools ot the county from which we take the fol lowing. Fore9t City. Bigelow. Oregon Enrollment 121 ! is: Average wages 8 GO 8 35 8 50 Aver cost per pupil 1.00 350 00 Costot buildings 2.250 81,150 85,000 Paid teachers 700 10j 1,23 Public fund 480 158 963 Number of schools in tho county 57; school houses, u4; total value of huild ings, 832,087. In Convention. The annual mass meeting ot the Chris tian church of Holt county was held at Bigelow last Tuesday and Wednesday July 21 nnd 22, 1890. This meeting is preparatory to the district convention to be bela at Mound Uily, beginning Aug. 22. Nearly all the churches of the coun ty were represented by prominent mem bers. A plan ot work was adopted which was drafted in the report of the committee on resolutions. J. M. Dunning was elected president, Clyde Darsie secretary, and J. B.Denny treasurer for the ensuing year. Elders Preston, Hardman and Darsie preached during the convention. The meeting will be held at Craig next June. The following resolutions were adapted: Resolved. First. That we thank the people ot Bigelow for their hearty wel come and the hospitable spirit in which they entertained nil woo attended. Second. That we express our pro found sympathy with the Bigelow church in the loss of ona its staunchest and truest members in tho death of Bro. B. F. Fleming, and that we assure the bereaved.family that their sorrow has not failed to touch our hearts; also that as we have wept with them in this part ing hour, we also rejoice with them in the bright prospect ot meeting at the glad home-coming, when our labors here nre ended and our sorrows past. Third. That we recommend to the churches, as a plan ot work, that each church hold a congregational meeting before the district convention, nnd at this meeting elec', ono delegate especi ally as their representative, to speak olhcinlly for the church at the conven tion; Mint these delegates be instructed as to what the church will do and that these instructions be in writing signed by the othcial board. Fourth. That we further recom mend that a caucus of Holt county dele gates and the county officers be hold early in tho district convention, and that they there make up the county pledge and plan from these.church reports; that they put this in tho hands ot ttie coun ty president who shall act as spokesman for the count'. Musicale. At tho M. E. church, Thursday even ing, August G, 1890. An admission of 25 cents will be charged, the proceeds to go toward mnking needed ropnira to the church building. Following is the program: fvnur. Olioni. t:iiniln:iile. I WlllK,"Tlie Water Sprites." Alice M. Kunkpl. Siiij:. Quartette. Ileethnven. Sn:ite XIX. Cprtrmle Cummins. ioniifxi,"The Kiiignt IjveMy Mlieplieril IV Mis Delia Kunki-I. Itoot. I'nct, "The Crimson Clow ot Simsi't Fades," Misses Ctrrie and l.eon.1 Scliultr. Chopin. "Ktuile in C. Minor," -MI-m Hattle Holihis. Moikowskl."Sc!ierzlno."Miis Hattlo llnliins. Katun Fannine. "The Miller's Vo.inc"iiiar- .... . l7:.tl L-...I..I ..!.. 1....t.1 rut'. .iiv:r n.niKci .iii.i j.iut; . .'. Willanl I'roml and lloy Kiinkel. Meiiilelsnlmn.-ICoiido Capricclo."Miss Nellie MniitimmrrV- CUwle Melnottc."nTrovatore."Mlsses(;r.ice and Maude Cranmtnn. The "Weather. Corrected weekly by William Kaucher, Justice ot the Peace, Oregon, Mo. PRF.CirlTATION Rain Snow The rain fall for the month is now 4.83 inches, which is nearly the normal amount, with 8 days to hoar from. There is likely to be an excess. The humidity is above normal which makes thedays quite bultry and disagreeable. Heavy rains have occurred north and south of us during the past 43 hours, 4.50 inches fell at Concordia on the 18th. Tempera ture 42 degrees at several points in the northwest on 22. This is clone to the frost line. One fanner in Nodaway town ship reports, the loco of all hia "nubbins," the rains having converted them all into large ears of corn. MAXIMUM. MINIMUM. Fall. July. 10 78.0 CG.0 17 73.0 04.0 0.31 18 73.0 09.0 1.28 19 77.0 70.0 0.11 20 84.0 07.0 21 80.0 77.0 22 82.0 72.0 23 80.0 07.0 Trace Emancipation Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1896, AT THE COURT YARD PARK, OREGON 7 The exercises will be Music, Band. Song, Glee Club. Address of Welcome, Chairman. Song, Glee Club. Prayer. B. J. Harris. Song, Glee Club. Heading Declaration of Emancipation, Miss Daisy Tillman. Music. Hand. Address. Hon. II. T. Alkire. Music, Band. Base Ball, Cake Walk, Greased Pole. Lim ber-Jacks, Etc., Etc. come and enjoy themselves. W. F. M. S. Convention. On June :;0th. July 1st, and 2nd, 189G, in First M. E. church, St. Joseph, Mo., wns held the second annual convention of St. Joseph district, and third quart erly meeting ot the ues .Moines urancn of tho Woman's Foreign Missionary so ciety of the M. E. church. The convention opened on Tuesday evening with Miss Elizabeth Pearson, our branch president, in the chair. The exercises were opened with prayer by Kev. Knbioson, ot St. Joseph, after which Mrs. J. T. Beach gave the dele gates and visitors a most cordial greet ing, which was very happily responded to by our conference secretary, Mies Nettie Prather. The great event of the evening was reached when Biehop Bow man, Senior Bishop ot the Methodist church was introduced and gave us a most excellent address. As we listened ! to his earuet words, all felt that his heart went out to missionary work nnd workers, and we were more determined than before to push tho work along all lines. Wednesday morning's exercises were somewhat hindered by a pouring rain. But who ever knew n lot of enthusiastic women to be kept from a convention by a rain? The delegates took the street cars nnd went to the church and had a most glorious day. Devotional exercises for the morning were conducted by Mrs. V. Shepherd, of Turney. Then came appointment of committees, reports -from delegates, etc St. Josenh district lias 15 auxiliaries and 4 mission bands, with a membership of 220. Oregon has a new mission band. Not one auxiliary or mission band has been lost since the organization of the district. For the last three quarters of the year the district has sent in 8283.03 for missionary work. After reports from delegates we were favored with a talk by Miss Prather on "llie Annual Fea6t on the Ganges." Then came a short address by Miss Pearson on "Methods of Work." Wednesday afternoon's exercises were opened with devotions by Minerva k. Ikind. The reoort of the lost annual meeting was then read by the recording secretary, Minerva ionu, after wnicn we were given a most interesting talk on China by Miss Ada Meyer, sister of our beloveu t annie a. .ueyer, now in China. Her talk was very interesting and instructive. Miss Prather then crave a most excellent branch report. Mrs. Parnell. district secretary of the M. E. church. South, W. F. M. S., gave us ono of the very best papers ot the convention. We were glad to learn that they were doing excellent work in the St. Joseph district. Then followed a very interesting talk bv Miss Pearson. A paper on "Our literature," written by Mrs. Justice, ot at. josepu, was ream by Miss Colden. This puper was most excellent. Miss Pearson also discussed the leaflet plan and related many in teretiting things which have come under the personal observation of our mission aries of foreign lands. Mrs. Weston, of Kansas City, then read a letter from Miss Ogburn, one of our missionaries in China. Our conference secretary, Miss Nettie Prather, favored us with a very timely article, written by Miss Francis Baker. Wednesday night Mrs. M. S. Huston, corresponding secretary of Des Moines branch, gave a talk on "The Work of Our Branch," and told of the need of funds to send the dear, consecrated gills who are more than willing to go to foreign fields, and who are saying, "here nm I, send me." As we listened to her earnest words, we lire sure that each one felt the need of more earnest. consecrated work along all lines, and especially along the line of giving a greater part ot our incomes to iorogn missions. Miss Phelps, a returned missionary from Japan, was one of tho strong fea tures of the convention. She was ac companied by Miss Yamada. a young Japanese woman, iheir taiKs anu answers to onestions were grently en joyed. Miss Vn m ad a is a Ihble woman, of Japan, who is highly educated-a graduate of one of the best schools of that country. fcno lias been uoing "missonary work" in San trancisco. Just think of it, a Japanese womnn do ing missionary work in America! She bos been working among the Japanese women of Californin, nnd has also at tended many conventions. The St. Joseph convention wns her liftieth one, nnd we consider it one of the treats of a life time to have heard her. Thursday was devoted to the work of the Des Moines branch this takes in Iowa, Arkansas and Missouri. The day's program consisted of excel lent talks by Mrs. Huston, Miss Phelps and Miss Yamada; besides the business of the branch. Thus ended one of the very best conventions ever held by the Des Moines branch. MI.SSIOSAUV ITKM.H. Miss Alice A. Evans, our missionary in Bombay, India, writes, "At What ever cost, lot the childhood nnd womanhood of India be redeemed!" "It is said a Hindu woman said to n Christian woman. You nsk gifts of your God. no bring gifts to our Gods! " "One of our missionary workers naked a returned missionary from India this question. 'What new and stirring plan can we arrange for the celebration ot Thank Ottering Day?' His reply was, 'It you women can get the church to the point of giviDg the tenth' of their incomes, the whole financial problem or missions will have been solved! Mijif.rva R. Bond, Recording Secretary St. Joseph Dis. TO COLORADO, MONT AN A.BLACK TTTT.TJt PTJOET SOUND AND PACIFIC COAST VIA BTJBUNO- TON ROUTE. Take the shortest line, with Hie liest through train .'-errlce, to the far WW. Freerecliiiine chair ears, and sleepers, to Missouri Itlver, and from Missouri Itiver lo llillincs. Mnt.. eon nu.it. witii Vnrtlijrn Ihirlfic Trans-! ontlnen tal train to Montana and I'usi-t Sound. Time Irom St. HjiiIs several Inmrs shorter than any other line. Sleepers and free ehair can to yi . t?t., f:.n.li. sMitile line beyond for 1 f l 1 1 . . ." " "'-- V ... , - Colorado, Utah and California. ASK Atreni wr ncFr .lntottheltar.lntfonBnte. Ij. w. WAKELEY, g. P. A.. VINE HOVEY, St. Louis, Mo. Agent, Fureet City, Mo. - Celebration, MISSOURI call to order at 10:30 a. m. DINNER. 1:30 p. m. Music, Band. Song, Glee Club. Oration, Hon. Nelson Crews.of Kansas City, Mo. Music, Band. Address, Mist Daisy Tillman. Address. Mr. G. W. Murphy. Song, Glee Club. Music, Band. Everybody invited to Death. Miss Catharine McCloud was born, July 12 1830. Died, Saturday, July 18. 1890, aged GG years, near Curzon, Mo., She was married to George Graham in 1857. To this union there was born six children, three sons and three daugh ters, all of whom died except Daniel Graham and Anna Foster and both are married. Her husband left ber and she secured a divorce and was married to W. II. Walker in October, 1875. Her husband proceeded her to the spirit world som? months ago. Sh made a profession ot religion and joined the Baptist church in 1851. In 1886 she united with the M. E. church. South. Her life was and of hardship and trial, but she held oat faithful with ber covenan to God and his people. Some ten months ago she had a severe attack of cramp colic. She suf fered more or lees all these months, Out when the end came she fell quietly asleep nnd went to her Saviour whom she loved and served for forty live years. She leaves two children and nino grand children to mourn their loss,, jand the church a faithful and consistent mem ber, and the world one less toabor and pray for it. She died near Curzon and was laid to rest in Maple Grove cemetery, followed by many of her neighbors to her final resting place until God shall call her fromher slumbers to rest fovever with the angels and the good of all of earth's millions. UNIVERSITY OF THE State of Missouri. Columbia. Mo.. July 13. 1S3& To John II. C. Curtls.Clerk of the.-Cuunty Court, of Holt County. Mo. : Oka it Sue : Uunder the provisions of section 8T33. lCevisedl Statues of Missouri. 19, your county Is enitlcl tn send to the departments of the University ot the State ot Missouri .at Co lumbia and Kolla. during the session ending June 1, 1807, nine students, above the age ot 16 j ears. The requirements for admission may be found In tbe University catalogue for the cur rent year. For such catalogue apply to the University Librarian at Columbia. Examinations for admission will ke given at the University ou Thursday. Friday. Saturday and Mondav. September 3d. h, Stli and th, preceding the opening of tbe Unlvep lty. The session of all the departments will begin oa Tuesday, September 8, 1896, and will continue until the first Wednesday In June. 1SU7. except that of the School of Mines and Metallurgy, which will begin and end one week later. Under the provisions ot an act of the last Cenrnl Assembly, each county Is eutltled to one free scholarship in any department. Ample provision nas been made tor the edu cation and care of young women la all the classes of the University. ' You will please, after giving two weeks' pub lication to this certincate. transmit to me, on or before September 1st. a list of the names of all the youths of your county wns Intend to make application for entrance Into the Univer sity at the commencement of next session. Hoard can be httrt in the University clubs at $1.75 iu 12.00 per week: in private families at Sl-iO to 81.30. ;,. rrrant me to eall your attention to. the ap pended extract from the Statute. Very Truly Yours. J. O. MABB. Svcretary of the Board ot Curators. The Secretary of the Board of Curators shall cause to be transmuted to the Clerk of each County Court in this State a certificate stating the number of pupils that such County is entitled to send to the State University the next sclmlasilc year, which certificate hall be published by each Caunty. Clerk for two weeks hi a newspaper published in such county, the expense thereof lo be al lowetl by the county court and paid for out ot the County Treasury." lVrs.ms desiring to enter the SLlto University at Columbia, or Unll.-i. are reimlred to make known tn me their Intention ou or before Sep temtKT 1st, itar.. J. II. C. CURTIS, Clerk of the County Court of Holt County. Mo. NOTICE OF Free : Scholarship ! In the State University. N'otlco is hereby given. That an examination will lie held at the Court House, beginning at 11 o'clock n. m., on Monday, August ii, 1WM1, under the act ol April 2, IMS. tn award, accord ing to law, to tbe applicant passing the most meritorious examination, one free scholarship in any deiKirtment. school or college of the Uni versity of the State of Missouri, provided tho applicant Is dependent upon his or her own exertions for an education. Ime by order of I'residlng Judge, this 18tb day of July, IJC. Attest : ASA TUKl'Jf, Presiding Judge. .1. II. C. CUItTIS. County Clerk. SheriFs Sale. By virtue and authority of a geneialexecutloa. Issued from the oface of the C!rrk of the Circuit Court ot Buchanan Countv. MLssotirl .returnable at the September term. IsrfS.of said courtuid to me directed In favor of Charles F. Matbreion and against Juretta. J. Shirley. I have levied upon and seized all the right, title. Interest and claim of the said Juretta J. Shirley, of. In and to the following de scribed real estate, to-wlt: Five acres commencing at the centre of the northwest quarter of section twenty-nine (29), township nity-nlne (so), of range thirty-seven tK) : thence south forty rods lo) : thtuce east sixteen rods (16); thence northeast to a point twenty-four roils (21) from and opposite the commencing corner : thence west to commenc ing; also six acres (G) In a parallel strip off ot the east side of the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of the northwest quar ter of said section, township and range: also commencing at the northwest cor ner of Jasnn L. Bump's lot In tho town of Forbes ; thence west 55 feet, thence south M feet, thence east 55 feet, thence north M feet and situate In tbe northwest quarter of said section tw-n!ysgte towu-hlp and range aforesaid: also commencing 614 feet from ths southeast corner of tie southwest quarter of the northwest quarter nt said section twenty-nine (ii)Jownshlpand rtfige aforesaid; thence south SKH feet, thence wst 1HK feet, thence north 97H feet, thence eaK 114H feet to the commencing corner: also lot five (5) In blo'k one ft) in Devons' addition to the town of Forbes. All lying and being In Holt County, and State of Missouri, and I will on THURSDAY, AUGUST ST. 1886. between the hours of nine o'clock In tbe fore noon. and five o'clock In the afternoon ottbat day. at the court house door, la the City of Oregon. County of Holt aforesaid, sell the same, or so much thereof as may be required at pub lic vendue, to the highest bidder for cash In hand, (subject to all prior liens and lodgments), to satisfy said execution and costs. li. JU AU1TAIUKI, SherUt of Holt County.