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Good Prices and Good Times.
It is a 6teady advance right along the line. Prices go up, mills resume, bank cleanings increase, the idle are getting work and money is circulating again. The good times that come with a business-like Republican administration are here again. Compare the prices or lead ing staples at the close of business in Chicago last Friday, with the ruling figures of Friday. September 3, 1896. September wheat is 93 cents .against 57 cents a year ago; corn 30 cents againBt 21 cents; oats 20 cents against 1U cents; jwrk 83.S0 instead of 33.02; lard 51.80 ngainst $3.35. umy iwo oi me large cities report a dpcline of bank clearances, while the rest on an average increase 40 per cent. N ew clearings have risen nearly 53 per cent, owing to the immense shipments to Europe. With an increase in tariff and a consequent decrease in purchases from Europe, we are selling the Old World more than ever. Though the foreigners would like to retaliate upon our tariff and punish us for protecting our treasury and industries, they can do it only by starving themselves. Eng land, France nnd Germany .are not self- supporting, and must always import more or less of bread6tuffa. This year the United States is the only country tliatlins any considerable uruouot for sale, and the Engligh, tho Germans and also the French must buy from us at our price. That price shows some signB of getting high, and making wheaten oread expensive over there, liut we need the money, and can find employ. ment for all that comes this way. The upward tendency is general and not confined to any one line of business. The course of trade today is ac illus tration of the sympathetic movement in prices. A good price and good demand for wheat causes corn to look up, for the disappearance of a surplus of one crop means greater use of the other in ways in which they are interchangeable. In addition, the seller of wheat has more to spend, and can pay more for what he buys. Thus a better price for manufactured goods inures to the bene fit of those in other occupations. The First Week. Our people should be proud of our excellent public schools, and we believe they are. The fact that they have never failed to vote the needed additional tax levy for the maintenance of a full eight or nine months' tern, indicate their ap preciation of, and their interest, in the cause of education. The Oregon High school especially promises a marked improvement over last year, for which its patrons, pupils, and public generally, should in a large measure attribute to the indefatigable, earnest efforts in its behalf, on the part of the efficient principal. O. L. Roberts, nnd are also further indebted to the interest manifested by our excellent school board in their wise management of every minutia connected with.its af fairs. During the post few months the school building has been undergoing a number of changes, and Janitor Nipher had all these made in time for the open ing Monday. The entire lower floor has been newly laid in hard pine, the seats have been overhauled and retightende. New and genuine elate boards have been put in several of the rooms, and a complete set of relief maps have been added. . The building from top bottom has been thoroughly renovated and both teacher and pupil seemed to enter upon their work with a zeal and ear nestness that bespeak a prosperous and profitable school year. We are fortunate, therefore, in haviDg a school board and faculty who are working harmoniously together, not merely to keep up the credit of the school to its present status, but are anxious to extend and enlarge its use fulness and high character as a model institution for the dissemination of knowledge of an exceptionally high order to the young ladies and young men of our county, that it may not be necessary for them to seek for a higher education in other places. The first week has been a bright ope ning, and we are delighted to learn that Miss Sutherland, the assistant principal, has taken hold of her work, as veterans only can, and that she has most favor ably impressed all those with whom she has met. The state boiler inspector was here last week, and made a thorough ex amination, pronouncing all. in ex cellent shape, and extraordinarily well taken care of. Reunion at Leavenworth. Old Leavenworth is going to outdo herself this fall. The Soldiere nnd bailors' re-union to be held there October 11th to lGtb, in elusive, will be an interstateaffair. General Rosencrans has been invited to review the old soldiers at Camp Rus sell A. Alger, near Fort Leavenworth. Department Commanders Piatt of Missouri and Eberhard of Nebraska have accepted invitations for their Grand Army Posts, and Iowa, Illinois, Texas and Colorado have also been in yited. Congress has given the committee the use of 1000 government tents, and 500 more have been secured from the state So all will be housed. There will be special rates ou the Electric railroad. Among prominent veterans who have heen invited nre: General Russell A. Alger, secretary of war, Archbishop Ireland, the "righting Chaplain of the 5th Minnesota," General Lew Wallace, Pension Commissioner II. Clay Evans and many others. Four regiments of active young sol diers, a full battery of artillery and a regiment of cavalry (the old 7th,) all of the United States Army, will give a rand carnival parade. Camp fire, song and story every night and all will wind up with a genuine old time, out door jcarnival ball. T. L. Price, knewn to us all, as "Tom," is one of our very best citizens and progressive young business men. He ia a business mau in every particular, and aims to do his business in a way that will cause vou to return to him when in need of gooda in his line. He was born in Page county. Vs., August 8, 1853, near the Blue Ridge. His father was Peter Price, who died in this city, March 31, 183G, at the age of 88, His mother was a Miss Mary Key ser, who is still living and is now 8' years nf age, and makes her home with her daughters, Bootie and Fannie in this city. In 1855, Tom came to this city with his parents, receiving his education in this city. In 1875 he be gan his business career by clerking for his brother in-law, Ira Peter, in whnfiA Amn nv ho con A yx. .: j . ". ir lfff3 Jf olur3U 4ul luui jcaio. AA7 men hiikuku iu mo clothing aud gent's fur nishings, which he con ducted here for about oneyear.and then moved his stock ef goods to Watson, Atchison county. Here he remained but a year, and disposing of his stock of goods returned to Oregon, and in Feb ruary 1882. he opened a stock of hard ware and agricultural implements, in which business he is still engaged and has been reasonably successful. He first occupied the store room now occupied bv D. M. Martin, and at that time was the only exclusive hardware store in town. In 1835 his business demanded larger quarters and he moved to the frame storA room on the corner now oc cupied by L I. Moore. He continued in this building until 18S9, when he pur chased bis present business house, known as the Daniel David brick, which is today rather small for his gradually growing business, and has leased a large, implement warehouse in the rear of the Zook gallery. He handles standard goods in all departments, and aims to deal honestly with all his patons. He began his school career in 18C0 in a log cabin that stood on the ground now oc cupied by the colored Baptist church. Mr. Prise also does all kinds of tin and guttering work; has an experinced workman with htm in the person of Mr. Charles Strawn, a very excellent citizen also. Mr. Price is married, having led Miss Sedora Wilsonjto the altar, October 20,1879. They have one child.a daughter, Lillian, about 12 years old. Mrs. Price ib an active member of the Presbyterian church. They live in a beautiful cot tage in the west central part of the city. Roads in England. Editors Sentinel.: In reply to your inquiry, as to how the funds are raised in England to keep the roads in repair, I will say: There is a road tax on all Dersonal and real properly. J. here is no poll tax.. As to adhering to section lines. Roads were originally made when roadmaking was not as easy done as at present, and of course were made where most convenient to make. The best roads were not necessarily straight, except where the land was level. The wishes or the land owners have little or no bearing upon the road making question. The laws there are similar to the township organization laws now in force in some of our states. Each township pays its own road taxes. and when a new road is to be created. it is made by a majority vote of the taxpayers. Hie real land owners prob ably do net live in the parish, but live in some other part of the county, and the lands are leased. The party leasing the lands pay the road taxes, and as a matter of fact, make the roade where the most convenient and best results can bo obtained. When a new road is voted, it is surveyed and grades established, then graded, then about 12 inches of broken rock put on it. Now, a word to the tax payers: Do you want good roads in all parts of our county? If so, how ia it possible under the present system of road making? Let us wake up to the times. Look what the great railroad systems are doing to save labor, and to make their road beds permanent. They are now ballasting their roads, putting in iron drainage pipes in place of wood culverts, and steel bridges to take the places of wooden bridges. Let all road work be let by contract. There are times when the grader should bs run with three or four teams to it, and ten hours to the day which would save fifty per cent, of the labor, instead of the present system of labor wasting. In the spring after the frost has left the soil is tne best time to repair roade, and at other times in the summer after a rain. Working roads when they are hard and dry is not only a waste of money, but is a positive damage to the roads. Tax-payers, fall in line, and say Bome thing in regard te road making. For bestownship, Sept, 1,1887. Looker-On. That Mistake. Editors Sentinki.: My appointment to preach at the Monarch school house was made for the third Saturday and Sunday following in August, but after looking over the Monarch correspon dent's items in your paper, I found they had published the meetings to be held on the fourth Saturday and Sunday fol lowing. So I gave heed to the published time, and to my sorrow found out that a large crowd assembled on the previous Saturday and Sunday. It was a mis. ia ae. wnomaueiu x none such a mistake will not occur again, and es pecially when a church is in a weak con dition. Wm. R. Adams. We hope our correspondents will re member, that it they cannot give exact dates for all meetings, they will please not mention them at all in their items Eds. Notice of Dissolution. Notice is hereby given that tho co nartnershin heretofore existing under the firm name of F. L. Kunkel & Co., has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, Mr. F. L. Kunkel retiring, and hereafter the business will be conducted under the firm name of Gouv. Morris who assums all liabilities, and to whom all accounts duo the firm of F.L. Kunkel fc Co., are now due and payable, and thoso knowintr themselves indebted to said firm are requested to come forward and settle at once. F. L. Kunkel, Gouv. Morris. . Forbes, Mo., (Elmgrove P. O.,) August II, ib-ji. Want Her Scalp. The W. O. T. U. people seem to be after their state president, Mrs. Clara Hoffman. It has leaked out that a petition is being circulated over the state asking for her removal. The grounds for the petition are that she publicly insulted, the best people of Jef ferson City when the capital removal question was up at the last election. Mrs. Hoffman is charged with having said "that it the tax payers of Jefferson City voted against capital removal they would proye themselves bigger idiots than she had always supposed them to be." This was resented by Mrs. Edwards, of Jefferson City, in an article publised in the National, in which she deplored Mrs. Hoffman's statement, made while president of a non-partisan,non-6ectarian body, and hoped she would set herself straight. As yet Mrs. Hoffman has made no apology. The Jefferson City people have started a petition for her removal, and when it reached St. Joseph.it was found tofcontain some 700 names, and it is said has been numerously signed in that city. Among other things alleged against Mrs. Hoffman is her conduct at the Mayaville Chautauqua a couple of weeks ago. It is said that Mrs. Hoff man was on the program for an address on the same day that DeWitt Talmage and Sam Jones were to speak. In some way she missed her train and did not. arrived on time. She expressed her chagrin at not being met with a band, and asked that Mr. Talmage be side-tracked to give her a chance, ns she was as good a speaker as Talmage. When this was refused she went to her tent and sulked, using such language, it is said, as to humiliate the association' and finally left in high dudgeon. The W. C. T. U. people of Marysyille and the Chautauqua were so indignant at her conduct that they met and voted to have her deposed. Meantime the petition for her remov ai is oeing circulated ana win De pre sented to Miss Frances Willard, the national president, before the state covention, which meets soon. miss js.ua u. Morris, the slate secre tary of the W. C. T. U. is quoted as saying there was not' a word of truth in me story, "ana even it mere were, a petition signed by a lot of people not members of the organization, it would not have as much weight with the ex ecu live Doara as a drop or water or a falling feather." Christians at Maryville. The Christian churches of the Noda way Valley district closed their seventh annual convention last Friday, which met in a three days' session at the Christian churoh of Maryville. There were present 300 delegates and forty preachers, incluaing H. F. Davis of St. Louis, state 'Bible secretary; F. M. Raines of Cincinnati, Oho, financial secretary of the foreign missionary board of the Christian church, and Rer. W. F. Richardson of Kansas City, one of the ablest ministers in the church All delivered addresses. Worth and Gentry counties were admitted to the district, whieh previously Jiad been composed of Nodaway, Atchison and Holt, by unanimous vote of the con vention. The officers elected for the ensuingyenr are; President, C. M. Chil ton, Maryville; secretary, Z. Moore, Tar kie; treasurer, I. R. Williams, Savan nah; vice president for Atchison county, George E. Dew; for Nodaway, W. H. Hawkins; for Holt. R. B. Preston; for Gentry, J. M. Bealock; for Worth, W. H. Haris. The Marriages. Below we give the record of licenses granted for the month of August: Biggs, Geo. R. and Mollis Stout, of Oregon, August 9, by Rev. M. B. Smith. Berry, Edward F. of Mound City, and Carrie Marion, of Holt county, Aug. 10, by Rev. H. B. Herbert. Burgess, Samuel and Rosa Napier, of Maitland, by H T. Alkire, Probate Judge, Sept 1. Cooksey, Joseph H and Alvirda Oxley, of Mound City, Aug 9, by Judge II. T. Alkire. Cross, Jbs. M. of Forbes township, and Laura B. Francis, of St. Joseph, Aug. 4, by Probate Judge H. T. Alkire. Enox, Norman and Essie Frenchy, of Oregon, by Gills A. Laughlin, J. P, Aug 25. Fielde, Jno. A. and Blanche Morrison, of Maitland, Aug 24, by Rov. H. A. Sawyers. Fieber, Fred A. of Verdon, Neb., and Mrs. Annie Cottrell, of Mound City. Aug 30. Gray, Milton S. and Eda M. Hunter, of Craig, Sept 2, by Rev. Jno A. Currie. Judy, W. of Craig, and Mollie Miller, of Mound City, Aug 30. Maus, Henry and Clarissa V. Batson, of Fairfax, by Giles A. Laughlin, J. P- Aug25. McFarland, Geo. and Jane Waddle, of Forest City, Aug 28. Pixler, R. C. and Katie L. Joslyn, of Parker, Mo., Sept 2, by Wm Filton, J. P. Ramsey, Perry W. ofNew Point, and Margaret E, Moody, of Mound City, Aug 24, by Elder Clyde Darsie. Robb, Edmond D. and Gertrude Boyd, of Salem, Neb., Aug 11, by Elder Clyde Darsie. Robb, Frank L. and Mattie L. Wal lace, of Salem, Neb., Aug. 31. Smith, Clarence E. of Corning, Iowa, id Amelia C. Wicker, of Mound City, Aug 18, by Rev. II. T. Wright. Smith Benj. F. and Emma T. Armack, of Mound City, Aug 30. Curzon. Mrs. Dan. Graham is quite sick. Born, to Ad Foster and wife, Sep tember 1, 1897, a girl baby. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Guilliams, of Craig, were the guests of relatives here a few days the first of the week. -married, ounaay, oepiemrjeru, ib, r 1 M - t w. at the M. E. parsonage Oregon, by Rev. Crampton, William Gibson, of Forbes, and Barnetta E. Walker, of Curzon. Wo extend congratulations. -J. R. Elder says the reporter made a mistake last week in regard to that cord wood. He only wants to put the tops of tho sunflowers into cord wood. He wants to sell Philip Schlotzhauer.our saw mill man, enough saw logs out of them to pay for pulling the stumps. Ino. A Well Bounded Life. One by one the pioneer mothers of Methodism are dropping out, and pass ing over the great river, to take their places in the ranks oj those of an im mortality, and we are called upon this week, to record the death of one of these grand old Methodist mothers: The spirit of "Mother" Fiegenbaum. wife of Rev. Henry Fiegenbaum, of the German M. E. church, burst its mortal fet ters and we"nt out to meet the Master, whom she loved so much to serve while on earth, and whom she had devotedly served for over half a century, at her home in St. Joseph on Thursday even ing last, September 2, 1897, from paraly sis, at the age of 74 years. She was a devoted Christian woman. She believed that Christianity presented the true philosophy of life giving con tentment of mind and peace within that this world cannot give nor take away. She was always to be found where duty called, whether it was by her husband's side in his great religious work or at some lonely hut in sweet charity's name. If she quitted her God at tho altar, was to find Him in her domestic duties. She did a service as if it was a pleasure or privilege, accepting the thorns with the roses without a mnrmur. Indeed her life was as a candle that wastes and burns itself up in shining,so patient was she, so thoughtful, so forgiving, sochari table. Clara Kastenbudt was born in Osna brueck, Hanover, Germany, December 9, 1823. In 1844 she came to America first locating at Cincinnati. She then came to St. Louis in 1846, and in that year she united with the German M. E. church, and it was here that she first met her now bereaved husband, nnd in this church, where these two were con. verted, the marriage ceremony was said, Sunday, April 11. 1847. With him.hand in hand, heart to heart, she shared the toils and privations, the joys and the sorrows, in the itinerant ministry, until a few years ago failing health made it necessary for her husband to retire from active ministerial work. Her religion was fundamental, and all her life grew out of it. She was probably a greater instrumentality in leading lost souls to Christ than we may bo able to comprehend, and how much of her hus band's great success during his effective service in the ministry was due to her strengthening and encouraging influence. only eternity will reveal. As a true wife and self-sacrificing Christian mother, "Mother" Fiegen baum might be said to have been a model of perfection. It was the dearest wish of her heart to make her home what it should be, and in this she sue ceeded in a most admirablo manner. Her hospitality was proverbial, nnd those who partook of it will remember her with the kindliest of feelings. She was a true helpmeet to her now bereaved husband, who, in her death, he and sur- viving children loses one who was ten derness and love. She was a most obliging neighbor, and generous toward tho needy never did any one go away from her door hungry, any truly it may be said that she was friend to all, nnd all were her friends. April 11th, of this year, 1897, their golden wedding was celebrated. Some anxiety "had been expressed to see the aged pilgrims reach this milestone in their earthly career, which through the mercy of Him, who docth all things well, was granted them. Sho leaves a husband and four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Steintiiotz, Misses Mary and Anna, of St. Joseph, and Mrs. Mina Curry, of this city, to cherish the fond memory of one of the truest and noblest of wives and mothers. Funeral services were held from the German M. E. church in St. Joseph on Saturday, September 4, conducted by her pastor, Kov. Charles Harmes, as sisted by Presiding Elder Tanner and Bishop Fitzgerald. The remains were laid to rest in tho family lot in the Ashland cemetery. Died- Frances Marguerite, the beautiful lit tle daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Birm ingham, of Napier, Mo., died on Friday, September 3, 1897. Born, April 2, 189C. To whom are inscribed the following lines: We will think of thee our baby, with your tiny angel face You were taken in your beauty Ere the years had left their trace. Oh we'll miss the darling Francos, With your bright and starry eves. And we know that you will watch us From your home beyond the skies. How it filled our eyes with sorrow. As we watched those eyes grow dim, For we feared, that on the morrow, You would face the monster grim. But he laid his ice cold finger On your pale and lovely brow, Wmlo we waiting watched him linger Round your pillow, empty now. We can see the empty cradle. We will move the vacant chair From its place around the table, For our baby is not there. We will gather up your playthings, Lying scattered on the floor. They nre now changed for snow white wings, And you ne'er will need them more. Oh do not grieve, my parents dear. For I nave gone to worlds above. And there is no pain up here Where Christ reigns with purest love. a. ii. Oakland. J. F. Acton and family were visit ing in Forest City, Sunday. School began at our school house Monday, with Miss Reese, teacher in charge. Mrs. Meyer was the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Ford, in Forest City. over Sunday. Mr. Martin and family left last week for Oklahoma, accompanied by Miss Hannah Meyer. Weare glad to learn Walter Meyer is recovering from his sickness and will soon be out again. Acton Poulet, of White Cloud, Kan sas, was visiting relatives to our com munity last Thursday. Our road overseer came over last week, and put the roads in fine shape. out mey are terriDiy aus.iy now. There will be an ice cream festival at the school house Saturday evening, Sept. lo. AH are cordially invited. J. F. Loncks and son, Samuel, were callers to our neighborhood Monday. Samuel being on his way to Trenton. Mo., where he bom to attend Avalon college, the coming fall and winter. Potect. When They Married. Every once in a while, some one will ask you: "When did so and so marry?" And as we were asked this question five different times the past week, we have concluded to publish a list from time to time of some of the marringon, as men tioned in these columns nt that tince: Andes W. C. and Emma Shaiffer, Feb ruary 15, 1871. Austin S. B. and .Tosie Pitcher, Oeto ber 15, 1874. Austin Mont and Louise Roecker, Oc tober 3. 1883. Anibal Ed. and Phoobo J. llinkle, November 12, 18C9. Allen Geo. H. nnd Eva Haines, July 4, 1889. Alkire II. T. nnd Mnrgaret Alkire, f March 9, 1879. Acton Matt and Ida Ramsey, October 5, 1893. Adolph Henry nnd Delia Thornton, October 29, 1893. Alderman A. G. nnd Corn Evans, No vember 24, 1892. -Alexander Hugh and Hnttie L. Ben nett, August 3, 1893. Berres Aug. and Eliznlelh Hurst,July G, 1802. Bagby J. P. and Nancy Rogers, Sep tember 14. 1872. Browning Napoleon, nnd Margeret R. Wilson, April 15, 1858. Browning Jas. and Millie Clark, No vember, G, 18G4. Browning Fred and Hnttie Anselment, September 18, 1894. Brownlee A. W. nnd Tillio Mountz, July 30, 1851. Beauchamp T. B. and Dora A. Par kins, February 21, 1894. Buckminister Eugene and liebeccn Dankers, June 20, 1891. Baum Martin and Matilda Brinson, June 9, 1892. Boring N. E. nnd Fannie Miles, Sep tember 20, 1893. Bell C. C. nnd Anna Luckhardt, April 30, 1839. Bender Lyle and Mary Dreber, De cember27, 1883. Bainum Harvey nnd Laura Gruber, March 1883. Brodbeck Ed and Edith Watson, No vember 26, 1890. Benton R. C. and Miss Landers, Au gust 9, 1833. Brumbaugh AI. and Amelia Davis, February 9, 1893. BeverS. S. anil Emma Hnstetter, Jane 4,1890. Bishop Til and Anni Long March 8, 1888. Blazer Geo. and Emma Kelley, March 17, 1893. Blair Robert nnd Emma Herahner, March 7, 1801. Buttrick W. T. and Rertha L. Stroud, August 1.1, 1893. Cottier Thos. and Minerva Beeler, February 7, 1850. Cummins Jas. E. and Ida Caruthers, September 4, 1883. Cummins G. W. aud Elizafiahill, 1867, Curtis J. H. C. nnd Charlotte Henry, March 1874. Cranuel Amer and Cornelia E. Bates, 18G9. Crannpl Thad and May Skewing, April 13. 1S93. Chamber J. II. and Miss B. Meek, November 12, 1872. Campbell L. I), nnd Kate Ashwortb, June 9, 1877. Campbell Jno. L. nnd Kmmn Lowell, February 18. 1891. Conz Georgu nnd Anna Lnfover, March 1301. Conkling J. A. nnd Alien M. Lowry, May 17, 1891. Collin Sam and Murgnret Kelley, Sep tember 1. 18:4. Coffin J. It. nnd Rachnel Cabel, No vember 13. 1876. Costnn Elmer nnd Leoln G. Mills, Oc- tober 8, 1894. Crider Ralph and Rosettn Waegel, De cember?, 1893. Carson James nnd Lenn Wiggins, Sep tember 6, 1833. Colwell Jno. and Lizzie Vanvleat, May 24, 1893. Cunningham D. W. and Belle Cooper, September 20, 1893. Cowan R. G. nnd Mattie B. Kunkel, March 14. 1834. Cowan Jno. nnd Estelln Goelin, July 10, 1883. Coreaut C. K. and M. C. Meyer, June 9, 1382. Cook Henry and Mate Pierce, Novem ber 6, 1833. Crow Samuel and Rebecca Glenn, August 13, 1876. Crowell Milton nnd M. E. Foster, Sep tember 10, 1876. Dankers A. O. nnd Anna B, Berry, July 20, 1893. Derr L. M. nnd Kate Nnrville, August 5, 1893. Davis Orla and Laura Glascock, Sep tember 7, 1893. Davis B. E. nnd Melville Moss, No vember 22, 1892. Denny J. B. and Mariah L. Rayhill, December 1G.JSG9. Denny H. E. and Bettie Mauck, May 29. 1887. Dyer Geo. nnd Hattie Quick, March 1893. DeBord King and Daisy Cowan, De eember 20, 1893. Davidson Sam and Agnes Kreek, Oc tober 12, 1876. Ducham P. S. and Lucy Chambers, February 6, 1876. Dungan T. C. nnd Fannie Soper.May 13, 1879. Dobyns D. P. and Emma Greer, April, 20, 1870. Drake W. F. and Amelia C. Kreek, February 5, 1874. REAL ESTATE MIMEOGRAPH rUHLIMHKD WKRKI.T II Y W. II. RICH AltDS. ORKOON. MO. OFriCRCrSTAIlMIN HlKMOOnKllLOCK. Abstracter anil Negator of Loans. Transfers for the week ending Sen- temoer 4,i8u: warbantv dkkds Wm Leeptr ami wife to I) A Celvln. 3t0a jiwland w2ne4 2U.C..37 ... JU.rao Ira nnnsuin urn wise in Aiire Aiapie.rz lots 1 and i, block 12. 1)r-tn Wm K l.lpi by iherlB lo 111. Want, m III nw H. 61. 40.. .... Amo Harmon and wife to J A Oren. Pi SW 31 . 89. 37. .too K W lirldKei and wlff-to i'nrterOeld & Neaieixn. iou i aim 4, diock sn, iiinuna QUIT CLAIM DKKn.S. A II Thurman and wife lo AS Thiirtnan. nw and sw up 17. (2. 9 We understand that Frank Zach- man, who has been on his father's farm for some months, is contemplating tak ing up nnd studying dentistry as a profession. Fire Did It. Two steam thranlier were at work Saturday, one for W. H. Hinltli and on for J. A. Williams. They wurn only a few rod apart and w gutting along nicely, nH the grain wm dry uh tmmi b. Fire, ouppoaed to from thn witglnn, ignited on or Mr. Nniilti atnnka ami for a tlnio thn .tuck yard ami machlna were in peril. Tim fnrca of until from both rnachirw began at one to llrfl,t lire but the alack wan dry thai Uwy found It n (f-jtrut bImjkkIm. Th Hnvetl Him muuliltin mid other tiii:k. fought furiously for Dm tm:l ulliu it whuatnlack In worth lluMif-; for mm a dayN- and whiln tlmy ui thn iiuui pump, buutl brigiiiliiN iiml torn Dm Black in unction, ynl it hud lo Im uiv.-n ... . up unii wiiu iimi. j i inn anil uifuni thxy thought thy had thn Urn con querftd but tho gram wax no dry that Urn would break out in n new place al most liknari nxploHiou. A MtBck of wheat now is the name an n full lxarild bank account and tho Iohh, ho untimely, so near and yet so far, is one of thorn) din appointing linkn, which miapping in the chain of life, warns us that all at best is uncertainty. The boys struggled like heroes in saving the other stacks and for the same Mr. Smith feels grateful to them and he told ue lo tell them so, Maitland Herald. The Weather. Corrected weekly by William Rancher. j ustice oi tne I'euce, Oregon, Mo. riSECIPITATION, Rain MAXiMt'f. minimum. Full. Snow, Aug. 30 80 51 31 92 63 Sep. 1 99 74 2 93 73 3 97 70 1 77 71 5 97.5 01 6 70 Since our last no rain has fallen. Tho ground is very dry and the air full of dust. The heat is very great, being now nbovo tho average. The average maxi mum heat beieg nearly 94 degrees the first seven days of tho foregoing table and tho mean over 80 degrees. The hottest September day at any time since this record has been kept jvas 101 de grees in 1804 on the 2nd, and tho next was 100 in 18C0 on the 7th. The highest temperaturo in August, 1397, was 101.5 on the first day. It has exceeded 100 degrees 11 Augusts in 42 years, the highest being 108 degrees in I860 on the 2nd, day and the noxt 107.5 in 18H on tho 11th day. The mean for August, 1897, was 72.8 degrees, and the mean of 42 years 76.4 degrees. The rain fall for August', 1897, was 5.13 inches; tho mean for 42 years, 4.2S inches; showing an oxcess of 0.85 inches, but the greater part of this rain fell be fore the middle, of the month and the last half with the owning week of Sep tember has givon us practically no rain, only occasionally laying the dust. The Idto corn will need more rain and that soon. It is generally believed that a storm period always occurs on or about the 21st day of September.but the facts nro that during a period of 42 years that this record has been kept that rain has fallen only seven times on the 21st; on the 20th it has fallen nine times and on the Snd 10 times. Tho 5th. 14th and 24th have rain oftener, the number of times being respectively 16, 18 and 20. Ready Eor Business. The Corning Butter nnd Cheese fac tory is completed nnd ready for busi ness. The machinery was put into operation yesterday morning and work ed smoothly and was satisfactory to the stockholders; in fact, it was probably a concern of large capacity and propor tions than they had-expected. A meet ing of the shareholders was held at the opera house in the afternoon and the building was accepted hy them and the full amount of stock. 21,000 was promptly paid up. U. A. Dankers was chosen president; Jno. A. Buck, vice president; Edmund Koselius secretary and treasurer, and in addition to the above Emmett Walter and Wm. Idecker make up the board of directors. The company will be incorporated at once with a capital stock of 24,200. The main building ib 24x40 feet with a 14x26 foot wing, with two small stor age rooms exrta. It is divided into five apartments with dimensions as follows Butter room, 14x18; manufacturing room I'ux-'i; cneese room lzxiii; engine room 11x17; cold storage 8x14 aud two small storage rooms. The building was put up by the Chicago Building and Manu facturing Co. The machinery was also furnished by them; and is of the latest and most improved pattern, and in justice to the Chicago Building and Manufacturing Co., it is but Just to say that they came up to their part of the contract to the letter. The company at the back of the Cor ning Butter and Cheese Factory is com posed of Lincoln township farmers and business men and it now remains to be seen whether or not the creamery will b a paying concern. However, know ing the gentlemeu as we do, we have every reason to believe that it will be a financial success to those interested, as they are starting out in a business way and will, themselves, keep stock enough to supply the creamery with milk be sides that brought in through other sources. In this way itfceems to ns the business should be a success, as there is always a demand for creamery butterand good cheese. The company has secured the services of Edigard Rohel, of Ten nessee, an experienced beller"and cheese maker, who will remain with them for one year, raue your miiK to me Corn ing creamery; they are now ready to re ceive it at any time. Corning Chronicle Aug 27. -List of unclaimed letters remaining in the postoflice at Oregon, Mo., for the week ending Sept. 10. 1897: Will Ar nold (card), Geo. Deffenbaugh. Frank Enoch, Fannie Hunter, JRachell Ann Knoland, Elias Sindair, Carrence Will- son (card.) in calling ror me aoove please say, "advertised." Office hours, 8 a. m., to 7 p. m. Henry Shctts, e. W. Charlev Williams, the excellent road overseer or me r-oriescucaiMirjci,, was in town Riturdav. He informed us that a very goodly number of the residents of his district had ooeyea mo iswiii regard to cutting weeds along tho roadway, but ho found a number when notified who invariably replied to him as follows: "Cut them yourseu. xne overseer, in . . 1 , T , I i. our opinion, snouiu nave luesu panics indicted and fined. Charley did as these fellows said, "Cut them yourself." Xonarch. Mr. Flint nnd family have moved away. William Rahm has purchased a fine Bouuttl;r wagon. " Tom Daviditon nnd family have moved to Amazonia. - -MIm Jackxon u again among us, fu'hool U'innlng hint Monday. Td Gnrner'H wifo and baby made a trip to Hi. Jow'ph. Tuesday. Mm. W. K. Dray and little son aru visiting relative In this vicinity. Dun Wigannnd family havo moved Ui hi 4 father' in Andrew county. (Juiti) ii largo crowd worn out to hear itev. Hito preach last Sunday. Marion Luniluy and family was do ing liUHinnet in St. Joseph Tuesday. - .lame Solliirrt, of near St. Joseph, visiu-d with Link Rhodes, Sunday and Monday. Mrs. Bullock ia entertaining her mother and little sister, of Doniphan county, Kansas. Mrs. Boyd and Miss Nellie Marsh attended Sunday school at tho Black Ixirry school house, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Powell have moved from near Fillmore, to one of tho Everett farms in this district. Why don't some one bring down a load of nice watermelons, as thoy arc scarco here? We boliove there would be a goodfule for them. Charles Christian nnd two other gentlemen, of St. Joseph, are camping near tho iron bridge, fishing, and having a good time generally. Violet. Corning. Corning wbs well represented at Craig during the reunion. Dr. Fast, of Barady, Neb., was on our streets, one day last week. Mrs. Clyde White.of Forest City, was visiting home folks last week. Grain cars are now almost at a prem ium, owing to the great grain rush. B. W. May went to Oregon Sunday, where he will visit friends and relatives. We understand that Miss Nellie Graham has accepted a position with the Craig Leader. M. Noble was in Kaniai City last week. While there he bought about four toad of feeders. Cbas. May left Monday for St. Jo seph, where be will work on the new packing house being erected there by Swift &. Co. Mrs. E. P. Thomas, who has b9en making an extended visit with ber chil dren, Cbas. Thomas and Mrs. Overman, at Stella, Neb., has returned home. School commenced Monday under the management of Prof. Aaendorf and Miss Cora Rundle. The German school has been progressing nicely for a week, under the management of Prof. Shultz. Mrs. Emily Bade, who has been visit ing her sister, Mrs. Dave Walker, of Mc Paul Iowa, who has been sick for some time, returned home Sunday. She re ports her sister better and getting along nicely. Dave Massock went to Nishnalast week, where he has accepted a position in A.J. Hitter's store. JohnSpeer form erly a partner in the store has moved to Craig. He will teach a school near there the coming season. There is more railroad traffic through here than has been known for several years, "especially the last four," and in fact, business of every description is look ing up.and there are few men who really want work now that can't find it. Jim Kerns, our brick layer, has been in St. Joseph tho past week, and informs us that he now has an application in the K. C.,St. J. .fc C. B. railroad train office, for a position as brakeman, and expects to go to work tor that company soon. Otis Hogrefe, who with his father, has been sojourning through Kansas and Colorado with wagon the past 3 or 4 months, have come back to old Holt again. While there they visited all of the principal sights, includiog Pike's Peak, the principal mines and parka. Francis Jupp, who for several years past has been living at the soldier s home at or near Leavenworth, Kansas, is again among friends and old acquaintances in this vicinity, since his aosence from here he has been placed on the pension list Mr. Jupp will probably remain here 'till spring. Somewhere between 12 and 20 spring wagons, containing some or the toughest specimens of humanity ever Been in these parts, passed through here Friday, where we learn they had been camped near Craig, during the reunion Some law should be passed to keep these nuisances on the public roads. The creamery has started out even better than the stockholders expected, and by far a great deal belter than some of the discouraging outsiders predicted it would. ThRie are always a few in every town, this locality excepted, it has a great many, who try to run down every new enterprise of any description that is started. The building, machinery, and other furnishings of the place is fault less, and the shareholders unite in say ing that it is all "O. K." and even better than they thought it would be when they subscribed their shares. Sf.i.ma Fell Out of a Window. While sitting in a third-story window of Christian f emale College in Colum bia last night, Sept. 7. Miss Dale Allen, of Phelps City. Mo who arrived here yesterday to enter school, lost her bal once and fell to the ground below. Her body struck upon a projecting roof and. glancing like an arrow, landed on me ground at least 30 feet from the build ing and -10 rest below the window from which she fell. Her mother nnd several girls who were conversing with her when she took the frightful plunge rushed to her side, expecting to nnd a mangled corDse. but she rose to her feet without aid and declared that she was not in the leas', injured. Today she shows no evi dence of the accident, and is not even bruised from her fall. Miss Dale is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frazer Allen, who both formerly lived here, Frazer being the son or the late Jas. L. Allen and his wife is Cora, the eldest daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Uornelins lloblitzell. Joe Parrish, of Mound City, whose mules ran away a few weeks aco. throw ing Joe and his wife and a lady friend from the carriage and considerably in juring them, was again thrown from bis buggy last Monday and his back badly hurt. The mules were frightened by a bicycle. Although he is suffering con siderable at this time it is thought the injury will not prove serious. Pembroke Blanchard and Clifton McFadden have leased the Weaver cider and vingar plant, in this city, and will operate it thip season. Theywill com- , . , a , mence operations weuneeuay oi ucii week. Take your apples to the boys if you want good cider and vinegar. Suicide. Miis Lydia Simms, aged about eigh teen yearn, and who made her home with her aunt, Mrs. Volney Nevins, or the King Grove neighborhood, committed suicide by taking strychnine in her coffee last Wednesday morning, September 8, 1897. Miss Lydia was attending bcIiooI in the groye, but said to her aunt that he would not go to school that day;her aunt hearing a noise in an adjoining room, a fw minutes after, stepped into the room and found her niece in a spasam. She asked her after bIib came out of the spasam what she hpd done, and she said sho had taken Htrychnine. Her aunt said, what did you take, it for? She replied that she was tired of living. The young lady's fnther is living near Wavorly, Illinois. A dispatch has been sent to him as to what shall lm done with the body. Ab no answer had been received up to present writing it is not known yet whether Rhe will be buried here, or her remains shipped to Illinois, for interment by the side of her mother. County Court. The September term of county court is now being held, and owing to some stubborn lighting in some cases, but lit tle routine business lins been accom plished. Monday and Tuesday was taken up in equalizing the merchant's assessments, but few changes of any can- sequence being made. They also in spected the new bridges recently put in near Blair's, nnd that section of the county. Bridge Commissioner Landon let a numberof bridges on Wednesday, and in the afternoon the court took up the Payne-Jiraison road caso.and it promises to be one of ths most stubbornly fought cases that has been before the court for a long time. Mr. Jas. B. Paye has asked for a certain road, and Mr. Jimison re monstrates. 21413 was deposited with Treasurer Proud as the amount paid by tho citizens of Mound City toward the building of a road from that city to Bigelow. This we believe will bo the starting point, nnd and we presume the court will order n survey made and specifications pre pared, when the work will be let by con tract. The court will also appropriate a like sum to aid in the improvement. Richville. Mrs. D. P. Small wood is sick. Mrs. J. L. Way iVstill very sick. Mrs. Gertie Gelvin has had n sick spell. Richville school will commence 3ep.20ih. Moj flower and Voodville school commenced Sep. 6th. MartHibbard commenced school in Oregon Sep. Gth. Frank Foos nnd wifo visited her parents, last week. Miss Ina Mclntyre is spending a few weeks in Oregon. John Stafford and wife Jiava moved away from here to Fillmore. Marcella Molntvre has laid the foundation for his new house. James Ramsey, Jr.. was over here to see bis friends again September 5ih. Will Patterson and Miss Roan, Richmond visited her sister, Mrs. Gertio roos. Mrs. Wm. Graham, of St- Joe- visited her sister, Mrs. D. P. Small- wood. Next Sabbath Rev. H. Crampton will preach in the Richville school liousa at three o'clock p. m. Mr. and Mrs Will Forney visited friends in the north part of this county the latter part of last week. Mr. Cropp.Eppie and Matt Feaster went down to Nodaway to meet Annie Curtis, who returned home Sep. 5th. The Richville boys did not have a curved pitcher from Mound City Monarch. The New Point boys beat the Richville boys 28 to 14. Malcolm Mathews is as anxious to build fence for tho farmers as tho threshers are to thresh. He has bought a Climax fence machine. His brother. Sterling Mathows, will bo associated with him. -srRev. C. Brown, a former resident of this neighborhood, and also n formor pastor of the Richville Baptist church. will soon move to Howell county, tins state, near the Arkansas line. lie in tends to go as soon as he can dispose of bis stock (except horses.) and gather his crops. He will be missed by his many friends here. Agate. Maitland. -Born, to Matt Caywood and wife. Friday, Sept 3, 1S97, a line boy. Key, Tuttle, tho new pastor of the U. B. church, has arrived in town with his family. Several from this place attended the camp meeting at Burlington Junc tion last week. -Mrs. John Colwell and children are spending the-week nt her father's, Mr. Otis Van Fleet, near Craig. Mrs. Fessenden and Mrs. Fullerton drove across the country last Thursday to Tarkio to attend the W. C. T. U.-con-yention at that place. Phyllis Davis and family came in from Wyoming last Friday. They will spend a month with relatives and friendsnnil will then return home. Lawrence Fullerton, who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. Kime, in Okla homa, for the past two weeks, returned home last Wednesday evening. -David Knepper and Robert Weller came in From Oklahoma last Saturday evening. They made but a short yisit, as they left on Monday for homo. Miss Lizzie Simms, who has been in the dressmaking department of tho Broad Gauge Mercantile Co.. returned to her home in Rnvenwood last Wed nesday evening. Rev. W. O. Wallace, who has been pastor of the U. B. church, in this place for the past year, was made presiding elder of the St. Joseph district nt tho last annual conference of that church. He has shipped his household gnods to Trenton, which place will be his future borne. Kev. Wallice lenves many warm friends in Maitland, who wish him suc cess in his new field of labor IIii:am. Forest City. -We have a street rprinkler nt work on our streets now. Bass Meek returned inm Moui.d Monday, after a week's vacation. Mr. U. W. ilittandson, m., started last Tuesday, fur a threo weeks' visit in Virginia. Miss uoldie Morey, of bt. .Joseph, visited Grandma Williams n few days. this week. Miss Minnie Wylio returned Onday from a three weeks' visit with relatives in Falls City, Nebraska. Wm. Wallace left bunday for Lin coln, where he will tako charge of the excelsior mill. M. B. Crannell, of .Mound City, is acting as cashier in the bank during W. M. Hitt's absence. We understand Geo. May has bought the Worley drug store at Forbes and will move there in the nenr future. The Horn uros have been treating the people to some lovely serenades these tine nights. Many thanks, come again. Miss Myrtle iison, or uonipnnn. Nebraska, is hero visiting her cieter, Mm. Robert Kickaru, and expects to stay several weeks. The youngest child oc Mrs. Jessio Chuning, white playing, was badly bit ten about the faco by a dog, tho not as bad as was first feared. Parson.