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Almost everybody down at th state capital seemt. have a b II ready nod they are sending them in with :i rush. We give a brief mention of some of the more important that we think our read ers might be interested in. Representative Hibbard has intro duced a bill, so we have beeo informed, , appropriating 840,000 for the licneflt of the Warreosburg Normal school. Representative Hamilton, of Daviess county has introduced a b-Il in the lower house for the establishment of a boird of pardons. The board is to con sist of two lawyers and one physician to be appointed by the governor and shall employ a secretary to be paid 81.200. The board is to meet in January, Aprii. July and Octolieaud its members shall receive S10 a day each, while ttctually e imaged. The Iward is merely advisory to the governor. Blair, of DeKalb county, introduced house bill No. .'!. requiring all corpora tions other than religious, educational, elemosynary or benelicial to pay a fee on asking for incorporation in addition to that now imposed of xi mill on the dol lar of its capital stock for the benefit of the state university. For the prevention of adulteration of food products a bill was presented by Representative Wilson forbidding, un der severe penalty for felony, the manu facture or sale of any food stuff contain ing chrome yellow, coal tar, dye color- . inn, formaldehyde, Huorin, salicylic acid. is pbunc acid, ammonia, alum, opper salts, zinc salts, barytes or terra alba. By Senator Stubb', amending the law so that other persons besides par cnts and guardians can tile informations against incorrigible boys in order to send them to reform schools. By Senator Stubbs, amend;ng the law relating to the industrial school for girls at Chillicothe. On Tueediyjof last week the senate passed its first bill. It was a bill by Senator Tandy creating county boards of health. The bill was read the first time io the house today, and will be pushed through. Senator Clay introduced a bill prohi biting assessors from listing personal property in less amounts than $50, as the coat of collecting taxes on these amounts is more than the taxes amount to. Governor Dockery made a number of suggestions in his inauguarl address which justify the popular faith in his knowledge and discretion. He informed the general asssmbly that the people of Missouri expect it to adopt measures for taxiog franchises, but warned it agaiust the tendency to confound the special privileges granted corporations operat ing natural monopolies end public utili ties with the mere right to incorporate purely private commercial or manufac turing enterprises. Governor Dockery pointed out briefly that a franchise consisted of a right to do something which cannot be done without a special grant, by law, involv ing the use of streets and highways, or the power of eminent domain, while papers of incorporation for a business which anbody may engage in are totally different. Another proper admonition offered by the governor was that parsimony and economy should not be confounded and that, to waste money on the expenses of the assembly and make up for such ex travagance by niggardly apportionments for public purposes, was obnoxiousto the people. Mr. Dockery's advice against clajs legislation was also timely, and it shows that be understands the power for harm and mischief which attaches to the ill considered policy of arraying one inter est against another. Assuming that the new governor is a man of bis word, there is much cans j for satisfaction in his sensible, straightforward communica tion to the legislature. Clay, of Audrain, introduced a joint and concurrent resolution to submit an amendment to the 6tate constitution which will separate the state revenue from the county and local revenue by limiting the state revenue to that de rived from taxes on corporations, fran chises, fines, fees and licenses,and coun ty and local revenue to tax's on real and personal proerty. In our mind it should not only go to the people, but it should be adopted by them. We have alwajs believed, and The Se.nti.skl has advo cated the divorcing of the state and county taxation business. Senator Ruby introduced a joint and j concurrent resolution submitting an amendment to the constitution taxing inheritances over 85,000, 1 per cent for educational purposes. Wilson, of St. Louis, introduced a measure prohibiting the use of certain substances in food preparations; also a bill providing for a state board of medi cal examiners to pass on the qualifica tions of physicians to practice medicine. Oelzell, of Webster, introduced a joint resolution, which submits to the people a constitutional amendment establishing the initiative and referendum in Mis souri. Hawthorn?, of Kansas City, proposed that in first degree murder cases the jury shall be allowed to decree a hcther the punishment shall be death or life imprisonment. Williams, of Scott, proposes to reduce express charges. He makes the unit of the scale ten pounds or less for which a charge not to exceed 1.1 cents hhall Ix made. McCollum, of Ripley, proposed a bill authorizing school districts to disor ganize or dissolve. Line, of St. Louis, sent up a bill for bidding county courts to allow railroads to lay tracks on a road except to cross it, and assessing a line of $500 and a forfeiture of office fur a violation of the offense. Hawkins, of Marion, proposed a meas ure amending the divorce laws of ihe state by restricting the time of mar i iage for both parties to a divorce suit, the guilty one being restricted to five years and the innocent one to one year. The court may make the inhibition against the guilty party perpetual. Clay, of Audrain, proposed a bill to prevent real estate agents from receiv ing a conisderation from both vender and vendeejin sales and allowing 'either person aggrieved in the violation of the law to recover twice tho amount of the consideration. Oa Monday, 14th inst.; A. M. Docker' was duly inaugurated as governor in the presence of the senators and representa tives and vast crowd of people was pre sent. Another rlerical scandal has been written oa the Missouri Senate journal notwithstanding the general indigna tion manifested qy the texpuycrs of the state over a similar outrage perpetrated during the session of the Fortieth Gen eral Assembly. ThiB is equivalent to nearly the for each senator. Only one cl-rk being allowed io the nine Repub lican members. In 18l7, which, like this, was not a re viling session, the Democratic senate placed 07 clerks and employes on the pay roll; in 1895, the number employed by the Democratic senators was ii!: in 189, ir was C2: in 1891, SL The usual anti-cigarette biil has made its appearance in the house. It was in troduced by Mr. Wilson, a Republican metub-r from St Louis. It seeks to prohibit the manufacture, sale and dis tribution of cigarettes or cigarette wrap pers, and provides penalties for violation of the.proposed law. Senator tarns introduced a bill abol ishing tho present board of railroad com missioners and providing for tho ap iiointment of one commissioner at a sa'ary of 1,000 imt year. The law takes effect January 1, liMM, when a commiss oner shall be appo nted by the governor for four years. Senator Jewell mtroductd a bill pro viding for submitting to vote of the question of a constitutional convention to provide a new constitution for Mis souri. The vote shall be taken at the regular election in November, 1902. A roads and highways bill repealing most of the provisions of the present law and enacting 12 new sections, was intro duced by Representative Roberts, of Boone county, in the house. Among the provis ons of the bill (No. 30) is one providing for the election of road over seers instead of their appointment as now by the county court. Express charges are materially low ered by the provisions of house bill lit of William j, of Scott, which regulates the charges according-to a siecified rate that is governed by weight or the char acter of the goods expressed. Circuit Court Came to an adjournment Saturday, and decided on an adjourned term being held'on Monday, Februaryil2th, for the purpose of disposing of the remaining cases against Giles Laughlin. The first case against Mr. Laughlin, that of charging him with embezzling funds belonging to the estate of John Brodbeck, was called Thursday of last week, and was fought to the very bit ter end -every inch of the legal ground being contested by both sides. The case was given to the jury on Friday, and they returned a verdict of not guil ty. The arguments and aim of the defense was that a man might be short in his accounts, and yet innocent of any crimiual intent, and from the verdict the jury evidently thought the same way. The jury was composed of Frank Sutton, Joshua Adolph, E. M. Norris, Neil Kunkel. Jerry Dunkelberger, Wm. Glenn, J. O. Beauchamp, James Sbam baugh, C. D. Boring, Aug. Shroeder, Hugh Ruley and C tries Kurtz. On the first ballot the jui stood 7 for acquit tal: on the third it stood G and G: on the sixth they agreed on -not guilty." King and Irwin were sentenced to three years each and Fred Drew for two years for horse stealing. City or Bigelow vs. Alex. Nixon; appeal from city: finding for the defend ant. F. K. Allen vs. Moses W. Thompson. Continued. Garnishment issued. Honor B. Clemmens vs. Jno R. Clem mons. Divorce: decree and custody of child for plaintiff. Samuel T. Thompson, John Thomp son, et al., vs. Moses W. Thompson, Hooker Thompson, ct al. Partition. Sheriff filed report of sale. It consist ed of the s lie of 40G acres belonging to deceased, which averaged 830 per acre. Messrs. Charles and Emmet Gaffney, Joseph and Press Wise, John Hunt and others were purchasers. G. W. Murphy allowed 8100 attorney fee and E. J. Kel logg 820 as guardian ad litem. E. F Weller vs. George Wagoner: ejectment. Bill of exceptions filed. Henry J. Schmutzer, Andrew C. Schmutzer, et al., vs. Frances Schmut zer and William F. Schmutzer. Parti tion. Sheriff filed report of s'.'e, and consisted of 89 acres, which was pur- chaced by Andrew Dankers at 821 per acre. G. W. Murphy allowed 87.1 attor ney fee. Ellen M. Bradbury, Maud J. Brad bury vs. Buen i V. Bradbury, G orge H. Bradbury, et al. Partition. Commis sioners filed their report, and H. B. Williams was named as guardian ad litem. Report of commissioners ap proved and land as partitioned approv ed. E. J. K-llogg allowed 8300 attorney fees and 11. B. Williams 810 as guardian ad litem. Gertrude Spencer and M. D. Spencer, her husband vs The Farmers and Mer chants Bank of Craig, a coriorat;on St R. M. Price Equity. Finding and de cree for plaintiff. A Jolly Time. On last Wednesday evening at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. H L. Alkire, near Mound City, one of the most pl'-aoing events of the schhoii oc curred. A large number of inventions were M.-nt out to all sections of the country and when the gusests began to nrrive, it reminded the hit and hostess of their younger days. Seldom arc so many bapyy hearts and smiling faces seen togather. It is tn-edless to say they all enjoyed themselves. At a late hoar dainty refreshments were served, after which each said goodnight, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Alkire many hippy returns of the day. Among those present were: Walter and Clara Fuhrman, Frank and Earl Dunkelburger. Andrew Smith, Carrie Fuller, Till. Carl and Mrtle Biggs; Cole and Berry Wilson, Ed- and Marie Browning. Ed, Frank, Will, Cora and Emma Bunt: Tom and Fanny Long, Morah and Maud Patterson, Everett and Otis Deulin, Tom Hauser, Earl, Rippy, and Rhuda Vandeventer; Frank Ron?, Minnie Wardlow, Hugh Richards, Fred and Alma Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson, Tom Fleming, Maggie Carter, Ethel Proud. Ethel Lewis, Ma bel Miller. Myrtle Bond, A leska Morton, Lena King, Robert, Maud and Myrtle Gillis; John Secrist, Elmer Shunk weiler, Ada West, Frank Dye, Viola and Clarence Karns, Philip -Fuhrman, Oma Swaim, Lora Penny, Sallie, Nellie and Charlie Adams; Pearl Penny, of High land. Kansas. George and Dick Penny, Proctor Scott, Albert Cotton, Thomaa Meyer, of Forest City, Etta Penny and Minnie Turham, of Oregon, Mo. Quality and Variety of Trees to Plant The paramount eause of the short life of orchards, the lack of productiveness, the imperfection of the fruit, has to a large extent, been the result f piece root grafting. In tracing the caute we fail to nod it in any one of the numerous theriea ad vanced nor do we find it in the geo graphical position of the country nor in the climate nor jet in the soil. I believe that one great cause under lying this question, is that in our mad rush and greed to multiply trees to satily tho demand ror cheap nursery trees we departed from one of the great and grand laws of nature that should never have been violated, when in place of making one root for each graft from each s eitling grafting at the collar, we went to cutting.them into small roots, often making from two to five or even a dozen roots from each stock. This practice may suit the nurseryman who feels that he must grow cheap trees so he can compete with others that fol low the same practice. The public have no right to complain ho long as they are uuwilling to pay more than 10 or 15 cents for their trees; but such stock will never make the large, healthy, lasting trees that used to flourish in our coun try, and that were started before this pernicious style was introduced That this is one of the chief causes of the short duration of our apple orchards we learn from our own experience and from the fact that it has been almost universally practicedeast and west for nearly 50 years, and that we hear our own lamentations re-echoed by our eastt ern brethren, victims of the same mis ake. Now,I think that in order to have our orchards healthy, we must.as far as may be, go hack to tirst principles and pay more attention to the laws of nature. We must renounce both forced overgrowth and starvation systems. Hon. N. F, Murray, President Missouri Horticul tural society, in a speech delivered be fore said society in 1884: "There is about one tree in five of the piece root trees that is a collor grafted tree and that is about the proportion of trees now left standing in the older orchards healthy and in bearing condition. Moral, "never plant a piece root tree however cheap you can obtain it if you desire long lived bearing orchards. As to varieties to plant, is another very important matter. While there have been several hundred varieties intro duced, there has been but very few that have proven successful and profitable either in quality of fruit, hardiness or in bearing. The plan best to adopt io making out an order for fruit trees is to secure the a a vice or Home successful orchardest in the locality. For a family orchard the following we believe to lie excellent for 50 trees: Yellow Transpar'e Wealthy 2 Earl v Harvest . . '2 Rome beau tv 2 Red June ... Jonathan 3 Missouri Pippin.. 5 Wine Sap 5 Ingram 5 Ben Davis 5 Gano or Black B D 5 Duchess Jefferis o .2 .2 Golden Sweet.. Maiden Blush.. Seek Nofarther.. For 100 trees double the Hunter varie tes and add a few select new varieties of winter apples to make up the 100. As to the age of trees. It is not best to plant over a two year old tree. In fact many of the large orchards are planting only yearlings. For the new beginner it is best to plant trees that have the top formed unless they are willing to secure the services of an expert trimmer to shape the trees the first two years after planting. It is a mistaken idea that older trees will bear sooner. It is im portant to secure at least four years growth of trees in the orchards before bearing, and with most varieties six or seven years growth always throw out forked trees. As to shape. Some valu able varieties are naturally very crooked and ill shaped, especially when young, but they largely overcome their deform ity in the orchard. D. W. Thcma. The Bo ad Problem. The roads and highways come in for much attention from the present legis lature, judging the number of bills introduced, and already nine bills have been introduced. When the present road law was pass ed, we were inclined to think it was an impracticable one, but we are now in clined to think it will prove the lest law on this subject that we haveerer had in in this state, and we hope it will stand long enough to be given a fair tri !. It needs, however, a new section allowing the commissioners some compensation for their sevices in looking after the roals. Representative Praisewater. we think. has "touched the right button" by introducing a bill to this effect. His bill allows the commissioners 810 each per year and the c -rk 820 per j ear. He has also introduced a bill which requires that land owners or tenants shall cut the weeds in the public roads abutting their possession between July 20 and August 20, aud if they fail the road overseer shall rut the weeds and sun the owner for 82 f.-r each dav taken up hv the task. Among the hills introduced is one that reiieals section 94H6 of the le vised statutes of 1899 and enacts in lieu there of that a poll tax of not less than 81.50 or more than 83.00 shall be levied on all able tKxlied men over twenty-one years of age and less than fifty, and authori zes the levy nf a tax of 15 cents on the 3100 on all property in the county for road and bridge purposes. The bill does not follow tits constitutional amendment recently adopted providing for the levy in addition to the 50 cent levy, though that may be inferred, and differs further in levying the tax on city as well as county property. Obituary of Mary Emma Snell. Died At the residence of her father, L. D. Pierce, 125 Erie, on Friday, Jan uary 11, 1901, Mary Emma, wife of D. P. Snell, in the 42nd year of her age. Mary Emma, daughter of L D. i.nd Phoebe Pierce, was born in Holtcountr, Mo., November 25, 1859. Al the age of 14 she was converted and joined the MethoJist church, to which faith she steadfastly adhered through life, never wavering, never doubting but that in the tiffliction there was concealed a bjessing. On the 21st day of October, 1880, she was married to D. P. Snell. who is at present one of the popular working force of the Eames Grocer com pany of this city. The role of wife was lived by her with the same sweet sim plicity which marked her childhood and which won for her the loving compli ment: "She's the flower of the family." ; The following lines are contributed by Mrs. J. B. Hathaway, a cousin of the deceased: Great God! Wo feel the chastening rod Thy hand has dealt today. And sorry-bowed before Thee Our broken hearts we lay. Forgive, if in our weakness And dim, mirguided eyes, We see not, somewhere hidden A bless:ng in disguise. Forgive, if we, in loving, Forgot Gethsemane, Where anguish burdened and alone He prayed to Heaven and Thee. Then take these shattered fragments And by Thy spirit led, A service here we pledge to Th' e Above our silent dead. And with this sweet assurance, We kiss again our own, And bide the time of meeting In an eternal home. Wichita, Daily Eagle. (Kan.) Yonarch. Daniel llite is in very poor health. Mr. J. F. Cliilcoat's baby is on the sick list. J.J. Jones will take a trip south in a few days. Mrs. Boyd is mending after a ser ious illness. -Earl McGuire visited with the Boyds Saturday. Several severe cases of sickness in this community. H. Boyd will stay on G. Wamplers farm another year. Lucy Tumley called on Mrs. Alice Garner last Sunday. Mr. Kretzer, we are glad to say, is on the road to recovery. Mrs. Boyd and son Francis went to see Mrs Graham Smither. Mr. and Mrs. Boyles were in Mon arch neighborhood Sunday. How was the cornbrrad and pump kin butter? Suited the pedagog Mrs. Lewie Dick had a close call. but will get well sj the Dr. says. -An old sign, and a true one, is that fog in January means frost in May. The neighborhood has been having a series of parties the past two weeks. Elder Harder preached to a large and appreciative audience at White Oak Sunday. Mr. Lee Hughes, wife and family were visiting Sunday with J. R. Garner and wife. Miss Alma Jackson spent a week in Monarch, the guest of Mrs. Lnnie Alice Garner. Mesdames Graham, Early, Rogers and Boyd took dinner with Mrs. Chil coat the 21st Mrs. Smithers, daughter of Wm. Graham and wife, has been dangerously ill, but is now on the mend. Mr. Jacob Beck died January 10, aft-r a brief illness, at Princeton, Mo. Obituary will come out next week. Miss Nellie Marsh has returned home after visiting her cousins, Mrs. Eliza Smith and Mrs. Tinnie A. Garner. Miss Julia Metcalf was visiting her friends and pupilsduring holiday week in Monarch. The little Smiths enjoyed her visit highly. Sam was sitting solitary, lamenting the loss of bis true love. George took her away from him. Cheer up Sam, faint heart ne'er won fair lady." Clifford. Nichols Orove. Mr. Wilson, of Fillmore, was in the Grove, last week. Ed. Fietz, of St. Joseph, is visiting friends this week. Mrs. L. J. Lash and son, Cleo, have been visiting in the Grove, the past week. Miss Julia Donovan, of Roiendale, is visiting friends and relatives in the Grove, this week. Mrs. Sallie Christenson has returned home from Tarkio, after a few days visit with her friends. Miss Lucy Ebert has returned home from Nebraska, after a week's visit with her sister, Mrs. Johnson. -The following parties have delivered bogs in the last week: Gottlieb Meyer and Ed. Markt, each sold a car load to Will Derr. Price received 5 cents. C. L. Kunkel, Jerry Markt and A. L. H-rshner, shipped two car loads to St Joeph Price received 8557 . Ytxo. A Near Lodge. Tuesday evening, January 14, at the O. O. F. hall in this city, a new lodge' christened "Rebecca Lodge No. 289," whs organized with a charter member ship of forty-seven members. The lodge wa- instituted by Mrs. Secrist, of Craig, district deputy, who was ably assisted by the New Point Rebecca team, twenty one members of that lodge participat ing. The following officers for the en suing term were elected and installed: Mrs. Vine Hovey, N. G. Miss Eva Hitt, V. G Miss Laura Hovey, Warden. Miss Cynthia Shumate, Conductor. Miss Chloe White. Secretary. Mrs. Louisa Austin, Financial Secre tary. Miss Jennie Cain, Treasurer. Mrs. L. P. Watson, O. G. Mrs. Stella Sbeats. I. G. Mrs. James Gelvin, Chaplain. . i . .. . . . .-iter me transaction or oufeinees a bounteous lunch was spread and the visitors entertained. This new lodge starts out under the most favorable cir cumstances, both as to number and per sonnel, for among its membership and officers will be observed the names of many of the most prominent ladies of social society in the city. -The Century. Sew The Yellow Flag at Bigelow. There are many rumors. These are the smooth shaven facts. Joe Johnson was exposed to smallpox at Barada. Nebraskaabout three weeks ago. He returned to Henry Jones', his home, and took sick January 11, began breaking out January 15th, but was not confined to bed. January 18 scales began form ing and fever increased. The mayor, W. H. Carson, called the town board immediately and in accord. ance with law agreed upon a "rule of action" to prevent its spreading. Dr. Miller, of Mound City, was empktved to investigate, ana reported it smallpox. All exposed are quarantined The prin cipal of the schools was notified to in struct all pupils to pass around main street ("2 Flag"). A few days more will carry us beyond the danger period. Mr. Johnson, the victim, has been, up dur ing his illness, hence not severe. Those quarantined are Henry Jones and family, Tom Bridgmoa. Mr. Wal den. James Riley. Mrs. Minnie Schoon over and family, Squire Long and Pete Catron. REAL ESTATE 1I1E0GBAPB rUHLIXHRD WKKKLV BY W. H lttCHAHU. OKKfiO.V, MO. OFFlck UrSTAlBBIS 1IIK MOOBF. BLOCS. AMtraettir ait Keotiator of Lsais. Transfer for the week ending Janu ary IS, 1901. WARRANTY DEEDS. Thos M. Hunter to M M Burke, lots 1 and 2, block 7, Craig. 81.000 Margaret A Houston to Jacob Lovell. roadway 5, Gl , 38 20 C A Drake to Jacob Lovell, road- way 5, 61, 38 45 D. L. Evans to Jno C. Bahler, 14a in n2 ne 33, 60,37 1,000 W B Buttrick to W B BuUrick. jr. 7a in nw 29, 60, 38; Lawson Worley 1 1 Simon G Keif fer, n 10 feet lot 2, block 3, Forbes F K Allen to A E Fleckinger. 40a GOO ne 24, 03, 40 1,200 Sam J Esston et al to Jas A Leake lots 6 and 7, block 17, Forest City 200 Wm E Dulin et al to D F Loucks. se 24. 63, 40 5,000 W PCoon et al to Wm Sharp, lots 13 and 16, block 3, Gaskell & Co add Craig 700 M S Walker et al to Wm Weight man, lots 9 and 12, block 4G, Mound City 850 Alex Coon et at to Lena Haer, se se 35, 62, 40 1,700 State of Mis-ouri to Anderson Mc Coy, ne ne 22, 62, 39 J-F Barnard to C Silvers, lot 13, -block 13, Maitland.. QUIT CLAIM DKKDH. Jos and Sarah Heyer to J Lansing nw ne 7, 60, 39 X) Transfers for the wiek ending Janu ary 19, 1901: WARRANTY DKKUS. Van Taylor and wife to Chris Lawrence, nw sw 23, 63. 40 81,000 Fred Knecht to Chas H Park. e2 sw 31, 61, 38 and w 24a 1, 60, 39. 1,700 Mary A Freeman et al to Lucy Me- Kown, sw ii w 13, 61, 40 1.600 Mary A Freeman et al to Lizzie Gamewell, sw ne 2, 61, 40 1 ,600 Amanda Freeman et al to Mary A Freeman, 40a in se 14, 61, 40.. .. l.ttKi Mary A Freeman et al to R-nj Freeman, 40a in se 14, 61. 40.... 1,000 Mary A Freeman to Amanda Free man, 4ua in so 14, 61, 40. 1,600 Gus Sly and wife to Cliff Sly, a in nw 6, 61, 38 400 W S McMillan to Lee Callow, ne ne 28, 62, 39 1,000 Jno W Durrett and wife to Bank of Mound City, lot 4, block 31. Mound City 700 Chas E Wilson and wife to W M Browning, sw ne 13, 02, 39 1,500 C A Oxley and wife to Jno Stephe- son, e 10a 1, GO, 39 2 Luther E. French to Jno K Jack son, 29a in sw ne 5, 62.39 900 Saphronia Cranslin t E S Mc Coy, w2 89 and 12, block 40, Mound City. 550 James Thrailkill and wife to D J Hutchersoo, se se 22, 59, 37 600 WT York and wife to Francis T Guilliams, lots 6 and 7, block 3, Mound City 3,000 F T Guilliams and wife to P M Fbnn, lots 6 and 7, block 3, Mound City. 2.000 G P Munkers and wife to Ellsworth Boyd, se n w 27, 61, 39 800 ML and EM Houe to Delia Hun ter. nw2 lot 3, block 6, Craig 500 David C Smith and wife to Ger trude Chadrick,ne2 lot3,block 6, Craig 400 E W Browniog and wife to W A Browning, se nw 27, 63, 40 840 T J Chew, Jr Co to Jno and James Foster, sw se 14. 59, 38 :S00 Ludia C Annerson and husband to D C Stallaid, 7-10 of nw 18, 59. 38 1 Jas Kneaie and wife to Fred Markt 32a e2 ne 32, 60, 37 1,280 sheriff's balks Sam T. Thompson to M P Smith, n6a w2nwne34.63.40 12 H J Schmutzer et al to A O Dankers, 36, G3. 41 540 HJ Schmutzer et al to A O Dankers, n2 s2 se 36, 63, 41 900 Sam T Thompson to Preston Wise e2 nw se 34, 63, 40 410 Sam T Thompson to James Gaff ney, w2 nw 25, 63, 40. 3,840 QUIT CLAIM DEEDS. Chas Bruntmeyer to Robt H Luns f ord, accretion 26. 60, 39 500 Adam A Stockwell to Luther E French 69a in s2se 5, 62, 39..... 1 Peter Dearmont to Sbauck Smith. Underneath the Ground. The New Century at Forest City, in its i-sue last week, in speaking of the prospecting for oil or whatever may be found in paying quantities on the Davis farm, say: "As was anticipated, work in earnest was commenced one day this week to sink a shaft on the Davis Farm a short distance south of this city, the object being to discover mineral of some quality or another in sufficient quanti ties to be worked on a paying basis. w.fjuavis or suosepb, the prime mover in the enterprise, has been on the grounds on several occasion this week, his object being to see that the operators were in -possession of every thing necessary for thorough and rapid work. ui course, u is a tedious and pains taking job, and it will be some time before the limit -2,500 feet - is reached It will be impossible, until after quite a depth is reached, to determine the char acter of the deposit. Quite a number of people have visit ed the scene of orierations, many of whom were strangers, and all seem to take much interest. This interest is not alone confined to them, for many letters have been received by our citi sens from outside parties, the obiect oeiog to engage in ousiness ot some pro'essioaal or mercantile line, or deal in real estate." Notice Is Hereby Given That sealed bids for county physician will be received at the county clerk's office at Oregon, Missouri. Said physi cian to attend upon all sick patients at the county poor farm and county jail, and amid physician to furnish all medi cines necessary for said practice. Said bids to -be filed with the county clerk during the February term, 1901, of the county court of Holt county, Missouri. The county court reserving the right to reject any and all bids. . A. Wxlty, By order of court. County Clerk. Mrs. Albert Roecker has been very sick. John Drappeau,of Craig, is lying a death's door. -Rev. W. R. Gill is holding a series of meetings at the Summit church. Elder Maupin will preach at the Christian church next Sabbath at the usual hours. Mother Cal. Guilliams. Sr , of Un ion township, died Monday of tbis week, January 21, 1901. She had passed her 80th mile stone. The first congress of the new cen tury starts out well by the banishment of the army canteen and prohibiting the sale of liquors in South Africa. Queen Wilhclmina it is said will make a Prince out of Duke Henry, whom she is to marry soon, and he in turn will endeavor to make a Prince out of her. Miss Mary Heeler was Jcalled home from Maitland, where she was in charge of a case, on account of the serious ill ness of her mother. Mrs. E. A Roclius was also phoned home. Mrs. Persus Raymond, who has been visiting here for several weeks, the guest of her sou, Daniel Belden and wife, returned to her home, in I lor ton, Kansas, Tuesday of this week -The W. C. T. U., will hold a meet iog at the home of Ella O'Fallo-, Fri day afternoon, Feb. 1st, at 3 o clock. An interesting program and important bus iness. A full attendance desired. The graduating c'ass of the High school has chosen their class colors which are red and whit. The junior class has chosen purple and yellow and the sophomores favor pink and blue. The Christian Endeavor societies are preparing for a joint celebration of the 20th anniversary of the organization of the C. E. movement to be held Feb ruary 3rd, at the Presbyterian church. List of unclaimed letters remaining in the post office at Oregon. Mo . fcr the week ending Jan. 25. 1901: Prof. E. A Bray, Mrs W. W. Crosswhite, and D. R. Davis (card). When calling for these please say that they were "ad vertijed." Office hours from 7:3i a. m. to 7:30 p. m. Thomas Ci'icky, 1. M. Miss Lena Redmond died at her home in Craig, on Wednesday, of this week, January 23, 1901. She was a mem ber of the Craig corps of t?nchers, anil was a most estimable lady. She was about .'(3 years of age and a sister of M rs George Hogrefe, of this city, to whom we extend our keenest sympathy. Lem Kyger and Miss Rilda Thomp son were married at the home of the bride's parents in Sand Creek township last Tuesday. This young couple is well known both being residents of that township. Their many friends join in congratulations and wish them all the good things of life. Mead County (Kas.) News. The Sk.ntinel together with the groom's many old schoolmates and friends send their heartiest congratula tions, wishing him and her a long nr .1 beautiful life. We have before us a report of an interview of Nicola Tesla by Howard Brownlee in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the subject of communication with the inhabitants of the planet Mars. Mr. Brownlee did not succeed in getting a description of the method by which this was to be accomplished but left the im pression with the interviewer that it might be done through the medium of electricity or by displaying great lights and that he had already; had enough evidence to convince him I that there was no doubt about his abil ity to send and receive messages. He has no doubt that Mars is inhabited and that he can communicate with them. He made his discovery about a year and a half ago but for the present proposes to keep it a secret. In due timo he will take mankind into his confidence. The planet Mars is now rapidly approaching the earth and each night becomes a lit tle brighter. It ran be found in the morning when tho sky is clear in the constellation Leo a little east of the great sickle, and ran easily bo distin guished by its ruddy light. Howard made a report of the trial of the mur derers of Jennie Bosschieter at Patter son, N. J., for the Inquirer of the 15th inst. It is an excellent report of one of the most outrageous crimes ever com mitted and is given in the most uceex- ceptionable manner. Obituary. Mary McCoy died, in Jameson. Dav ies county. Mo.. December 11. 1WK, aged Gi years and i months, the beloved wife o? William McCoy. She had been mar ried 40 years, 5 months and 0 days. They had no children of their own, yet she had cared for several children, took them in and was a mother in every respect. Her heart was warm and teii- der toward the poor and distressed homeless wanderers that tied to tier for aid. She was a consistent Christian, and belonged to the Christian church. Made her confession of faith and wnp for 48 years a faithful and true Chris tian. She was afflicted with cancer for several years past. Her husband did everything possible-sacrificed home and all fur her sake, traveling in the hope of relieving her, hut all in vain Her aged and sorrowing hnsband is left alone to mourn her loss, but not with out hope. He has the sympathy of all friends. Fkif..nd. St. Joseph Gazette-Herald, pleasi copy. The Queen ia Deaa. Queen Victoria, died at Oshorne House, Isle of Wight, on Tuesday, Jan uary 22, 1901. Edward VII The Prince of Wales now reipns. The end of this career, never equalled by any woman in the world'n history, came in a simply furnished room in Os borne House. This most respected of all women, living or dead, lay in a great four-posted lied, and made a shrunken atom whose aged face figure were a cruel mockery of the fair girl who. in 1837. Iiegan to rule over England. Call and Settle.. All indebted to us, are re- quested to call and settle be tween now and February 1. 1901. either by cash or good bankable note. jwTson&co. OREGON, MO. Cleaning From now until March I. 1901. on our Fall and Winter stock of Gent's Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes. Our line of L-idies Cloaks, Capes, Jackets and Wraps is unsurpassed, and must be sold by March 1901. We have the assort ment and styles, consequently jou will have no trouble in finding what you wtnt. U e are going to sell these goods, and you will g4l bargains if you fail to c.iil and your produce. Come and sec us and G. W. Cu OREGON, MO. SETTLEMENT DOCKET -OF- Probate Court of Holt County, Mo. Regular February Term, A. D., 1901. First Day, Monday, February 11, A. D., 10O1. nasi it or imisivti: vrov :r i:iian.tkatoi: 01: Kxn-rroi:. NAVKIir K-TVTK. 1. IJ'iitrss. H'illiam i'. William-;. Olio ami S.nl X liiliN. M,,rtlia. Meek. Ir V.r:r 15.1111. V:llie i:. CuM-Wrry, Klial'.-Hi. 7. flii-lps. Marcarrt i:.. . Il.iliu. Stella. M. I). Valk.T M. H. Wnlkrr M. I. Walker .Me.-k K. .1. Kelloir .IdIiii A i:iiIiK!tnv 31. I. W.ilker M. II. Walbrr Second Day, Tuesday, Steirrll.rii.-i-. .1 M. . I. Walker .M. t). Walker .M. II. Walker M. II. Walker M. I. Walker Al. I. Walker M. 1. Walker .M. I. Walker Krri. Alary !:.. ttiiba. IVtcr. l!..ki-r..S.'it .1.. Wanl.Tliomas, rn.ilijirk. .Inliii. Workman. Martha CiMipe r..losi-ih 5 Third Day, Wednesday, Sliipiej. I.enU A., .MelntNre. literse. Waeaele. 'Iiristi.;n r.rati K.ShipVv t 15. 1!. Mrliilret Kreil Markl" i I ialiu WaiKi- I i .lames Iddmus t Haniel Kultriii.iii KelM-cca C-otner-strirk- laml Win. II. Wood Kiilirn:n!i. K-tilN.et Coiner, llt-nr ., al.. Arteiliurn, Harriet, Fourth Day. Thursday, "raon!.Osear. Win. (". Amlt s Curator lloovrr. Ilarrv.rt al. Win. C. Andes Curator Wllltams.Oiii-r. rhtrles A. Williams "Inardian r.wlitiTm hi. Wilhelmiua Daniel Zat'linriii Curator Itursess. Nellie. .Irlm It. Uiinl Curator Fifth Day, Friday, February IS, A. D., 10O1. llaketi.Ceow N.. lodif rt S. M.-rr Administiator 1st annual Collins, Mri!irn C Allert Worker KT-eiitr final IVKolt,. Iaine II.. .lolm llodiii Curator 41 li annual llriunlia.cli. Kiiiaiiiu l. Alnui I.. Hrtimli umli Administrator final I'.oliait.llirlivrd. Kreil K Ituriit ti Administrator 1st annual Casey. Emma -1.. J!. 1. Walker fuldic Ciiardian final Sixth Day, Saturday, February 1, A. D., 10O1. Pesaiiiser. Aitiusea,' Coleman ll.it id KxeciiMr lstaunnal IJesisfiiRer.Ctiarle!.. et at.. Coli-nuu baud Cuanliaii lstannual llolmaii. Mary K.. 1-r.nuis Milii-r Administrator lstannual Olin. Heerse C. Chester Fuller C.uardian 3rd annual Mulls. D.-UIa i;eire stmts Administrator 1st annual Cottier. 'riim.ias, l5olert Cottier Administrator lstannual Seventh Day, .Monday, February 18, A. D., 1901. Wt lister. I- tt. IJean. Itaxtrr. Frarr. II. IS. :irtnerliil I lean. Jennie. But tit-r.Sanmel. Foster. Samuel. iere H. WelMer K A. l'.roMi .1. K. Vtarr !'. A. lironn .laeoli i:m-lier Daniel 7.rlnuali STATE OF MISNoritl.' x County or iiolt. , I.Cenrue W. Mii'Ii). Jude nt the froli;'to Court within ami for Unit County. Missouri. N lii-r.! rerlifv that tlo-.ilMveaml loregoiii-; is a lutMrueandromptri ropy ot tlie'l'rotiate Settlement Iwk.t lor i-VIrmry term. A. I.. l:l.of said nmrt.as I he same a pears of reisiril in my otlire. SKA 1-1 Ullliessuit liaiiu as .iimf. ;u" ot- s Mil tlav ot .la!iiur. Il!. NOTICE. Administrators, F.xeoutois, CuanlUiis ami settlements, aim arn resiieruiliiv reierreu 111 me laiionni seeiious 01 law: Section 21, of Volume l.ol the Keviseil Statutes of lsi. read- as loll.iws : 'The court shall eall Hie name of ICxeeutorsaml Ailiiiinistratntson the day for which their settlements are dock eted, and if any Kvrulor or Administrator fail to appear ami make settlement, the court shall continue Mull settleiurut to the sulisixpieiit teiinjiiid the clerk shall immediately issue a citation to such Kxecutor or Administrator. re.iiirin him to make settlement at the next term nf court, anil show cause, if any he have, nhv attachment should not issue air iiiist him for failinc to make settlement ari-ordins "to law Ami Section .'-til. of Volume 1 1, of the Keviseil Statutes of Kv. reads as follows: "Tee court shall call the names of C lardi.msand Curators 01 the day for which their settlements arc dock eted, and if any Cuardian or Curator fail to appear and make settlement, the lrrk shall im-ini-itiatelv issue a citation to such IJiiardi.iii or Curator. reiiiirinv him within 3U daw lo make settlement, and shw cause, if any l.e have, w in att achment "hniild not Issue aealnst him or fail liia to make settlement according to law." LIVE Poultry Wanted! I5Y L. C. SHUMATE, forest crrv. mo. ; Monday mill Tuesday, .lamiarvl We will juiy the following priii.-s in cash: ' Hens ami rullels, per pound i: cts( All nuns l.'.Misters. t poiitm . cts All Fat lieu Tnrkexs. per pound 1. et- AH Fat Vonii" ISoldilers. per ihiiiiiiI. ... ." fl uid Colliders, per (MMIIIlt els Fat Ducks. (full fealheredi per muiihI. ...." rts Fat tSeese.ffulI feathered) per pound. .. 4 cts Old Itaostrrs, per dieu I Remember the dates. Don't tie them, all can get coops that ' call. Craws to lie empty. Sick and un j marketable poultry, crocked breasted ! and poor turkeys not taken. j Hold poor young Turkey? until fully I developed. L. C. SHUMATE, j Hides Wanted at llignest .Market rnce j Why Not Get the benefit of the McKinley Good Times. Go to PETREE BROS and change your 8 per cent loan to 5 per cent. Up Sale. we will make special inducements miss some see us. We wan want your trade and we'll "show vou what we can do. uns, A llMlMSTKATOA eruAtoa. KXKrirroit OK Cl AItEIAS. I'iiMIo AiluiinWtrator I'lililiu Administrator I'iiMu- AdiiiinUiratiir liiianiian I'lirater Kt-rlltr I'uliln- Ailminiitratiir Public Administrator SKTTKJIKjrT. Nt annual Kt annual lt annual lt annual Till annual 1st annual lit annual 1st annual February 12, A. D., 190J. 1'iiMic Administrator riitilicfliiarilUii l'nlilie Administrator I'm'.. lie Administrator l'ulilic (ittatiliaii I'uldir (illardl.lli I'lildie liiiardiau l'uMic ;n:irili.iii final 1st ainiiiat dual Una! 1st annual 1st annual llnat 1st annual February 111, A. D., 10O1. Administratrix Kvwntors Kxeeiit'iis Cnardian Admiiiislralrix Administrator l.st annual . llnat ilo.ll 1st annual final , 1st annual February 14, A. !., 1901. lltli annual 7lh annual till annual Till annual atli annual F.xecutor Administrator Administrator liitaniian linariliaii Kxeeutor 1st annual 1st annual 1st animal 1st anuual 1st annual lt annual - .;, vm niiiii mini- ai iiiiilc ill irreiiu 1111 CiEOKGE W. MURPHY, Judge of rrobate Court. Curators are arses! to he prm-ipt in making their The Fanny Meyer Auxiliary of the W. K. M. S. will meet Friday, February Ut. tit the home of Mrs. Kunz at 21l o'clock. Ilible topic. "What Doth the Lord Require?' Reading from "Soohoo na'ani Aininak." All invited. ( lot t lob H. Fink, of Oklahoma, son of Henry Fink, of Helwig. is on a visit here, (iottloh will return again to the J territory in a few days and if any of the ( Holt countv people wish any informa- ' tion in regard to Oklahoma he will gladly give the same; he has done well down then', anti says there is no rea son why others eould not do the same. 1 He savs Oklahoma is all O. K. Poultry Wanted! nv k SWIFT & COMPANY . To Ixs delivered to L C Shomate. Forest City. Mo WeiliH'Mlny. .Taiiunry ttO. UMH . For which the following will be paid: cash prices Hrlisand rnl!?ts sin.Kith Voting IJoostcrs.- . .. r. rt. MaSirv 1 ounjr isoosier" All K:it lien Turkes. per pound All Fa: Young liohhlers, per pound.... Oln :hblers. tier pound - Fat Duck", full feathered.per pound Fnl ISeese. full feathered, per dozen... OldlJoosters.per dozen ..... ..li cts ..i: rts .... CIS t rt rt 4 els $ 1 SO Craws must be empty when weighed i;uiia, sick ami unmarketable poultry not wanted. , L. C.SHUMATE. !