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mm 39TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1904. NUMBER 33 K h if r .Arrival and Departure of Mails at the Pcstoffico, Oregon, Mo. MAILS DEPART- 7 :tiu :t. ni. For iniuha ian mtcrnieitiate oint, and all points nort h, east, and west. 12:!Op. m. For allTpoint-Oioiih, south, oust and west, ""except iTarkio and Villisca branches. 8:40 . m. Tor St. Joseph and intermediate joints. :i :SO p. m. For New Point, only. 9:45 a.m. .lelwisr supplied by Kural Car rier, Koute No. :!. 4:XOp. m. For Villisca, north, mail ti all points north, Least, south and west, except, intermediate be tween Forest it3 an 1 St. Joseph MAILS AKKIVE. X:50:i. m. Omaha Mails from all oi!il, north, east, south and west. 10:30 a.m. Villisca and Tarkio Valley branches. Mails from north east, south and west. 1 1 :30 a. m. From New Point only. 3 :15 p. m. Main line IC. C, St. Joe. & C. It Mails rom all points, north south, oust and west. G :00 p. in. From St. Joseph. i:45 u. m. Rural Koute No. 2, leaves. lie turns at 4:00 p. m. 9:45 a.m. Iiural Koute, No. 1, leaves. Re turns, 4:00 p. m. Mails arc made up promptly 15 minutes be fore departing time. New Point mail arrives and departs daily except Sunday. Mail to Fortescmj, Kulo atidpoiuts on the R & M. In Nebraska within 100 miles of this office, should be mailed before S:45 a. m. in order to reach its-destination the same day. Mails for main lineof IC. C, St. Joe. & C. I north and south, are made up and depart at the same time. The Chicago Holocaust. Several hundred people were ktlied in 10 minutes Wednesd .y afternoon of last week, December 30, 1003, during a tire in the Iroqiois theate in Chidgo. The people became panic stricken, and most of the deaths were the result of being trampled to death from fright and sutF ocation. The latest reports give the loss at 591 dead; 500 injured. Death in the closing days of the year has reaped a plenteous harvest. Not content with gathering the ripened grain; unsatiated by the ordinary processes of disease, the grim angel has boarded railway trains ttnd guided them into collisions, out of which he gathered his ghastly harvest. They harrow even the hardened reader of the?e narratives of violent death, and one turns away from the details of the recent disasters as one instinctively turns away from exhibitions of man's brutality. If he scanned the long lists of the killed and the wounded it web only tc see if. porehanc-, some friend or cios-r one was among the helplt-ss vic tims of man's dereliction. But, appetite grew by what it fed on. Even crowded railway trains, sent head-on in o furious collisions failed to provide food sufii cient for his insatiate maw. A cro.vded theatre fi.led with women and children and some men, attending an "fternoon matinee, coming for pleasure aud en joymeut, full of the holiday spirit, must be tired to proyide a gruesome feast for death. The staring headlines in the papers proclaim the horrors. Nearly 6;H) lives are sacrificed to make a fea-t for death's holiday. Before this appalling disaster the railway killings of the past 10 das shrivel into insignificance. To re-read them would be a comparative relief. The mind cannot grasp the enormity of th is disaster that hasbef alien Chicago's homes, where on the morning of the 1 st day of the year, there was, in hundreds of homes, "the voice of Rachel for her children weeping will not brcom fortrd " This theatre was reported to be "absolutely fire proof It has proven a farce. Such statements as a theatre being fire proof is a farce, always was and ever will be There is no such a thing. It matters cot if Hoors, walls and o-ilings are of non-combustible ma ter.al. In the very nature of their fur nishings, theatre buildings are filed with stuif that will burn at the touch of a match. A Mental Breakdown. John D. L)opt,for 40 years ei. iter of th Atchison County Journal, aud one of toe oldest and most popular e.u ors of our state, was tiiken to th St. Joseph asy lum for the insane on Saturdry of last week, lie is suffering from extreme ner vousne-s, and is r-uppjsoJ to be brought about from overwork. We understond the superintendent of the asylum be lieves that with an exten led rest M . Dopf will be lestored to health and able to teturn to his business. There is no one in tie large circle of Mr Dopf's ac qua ntance but will sincerely hope for his speedy recovery. His bright, sunny, jolly disposition, together with his cle.in life and stioug mental attainments1 made him friends by the score, and one and all i 1 regret keenly the misfortune that has so suddenly overtaken him William Jackson and Robert Smith were each given threi? years in the peni tentiary last week by the Andrew Coun ty Circuit Court for stealing chickens. We are glad to learn that Uncle Peter Redmon, who received a slight stroke of apoplexy some two weeks ago, is now some better. FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE. The Marriage Record of Holt County for the Year 1903. Edward R Norri-. of Rochester, X Y , who has reached the age of 100 years, attributes his longevity to to the fact that he never married. The venerable Mr. Norris's theory may have some logic to support it, yet it doesn't hold good in all case-. It all depends upon the kind of wife Had this wonderful agd man been mated in youth to a rasping, n. gging W'ima , the grass would hae been wav itig over his grave 50 years or so ago But on the contrary, if he had wedded a woman of gentle disposit on, a woman entirely willing to share his sorrows as well as his joys, a woman devoid of selfishness, he might have attained his present advanced age as the head of a household just as easily as he has done it in bachelorhood, So it all depends on the nature of the woman. Notwiihstanding the fact that there were 11 divorces granted in our county during the year 1903, the records of the recorder's office show that there were a goodly number of people willing to en ter into the bonds that lead, in this modern day, either to the circuit court or the grave. During the period between January 1, 19i.!3. and January 1, 1004, 121 couples, old. young, middle aged, divorced, sing e and widoed, secured liceuses of Re corder Callow, to take and o keep each other 'til the parting of the wars, how ever their ways might part, and without regard as to whether that parting en tailed a lawyer's fee or an undertaker's services. We know of no death occuring to any of those married during the year, nor do we believe that any of the parties haye applied for divorce, notwithstanding the fact 11 divorces were granted during the year. In 1870 3 per cent of all marriages in the United States ended in divorce courts. In 1900 it had grown to 8 per cent. In other woide, the percentage of divorces to marriages in this country has more than doubled stnce41870. Prom a religious standpoint there are about 23 divorces to every 100,000 Oatholics.while divorces for the same total number of Proiet-tants are 283. More thun 40 per cent of all divorces granted in the Uni ted States is on the ground of desertion, and divorces are mere frequent in the city than in the country districts, 'lhe divorce record of lloit couuty is cer tainly alarming, and when one sees the official figures, well may the bachelors of our county proclaim that "marriage is a failure." From 1895 to 1902 inclu sive, there have been 1,363 marriages and during the same period, 105 divorces have bet-n granted - in other words one divorce has been granted out of eyer thirteen marriages. Holt countv furnished UKst of the brides and grooms of the year. Out of the 242 people securing licenses 224 were icsideotB of the county. Nine of Hoi's grooms their brougnt tueir brides from other counties, while two Iu- iana grooms took two of Holt's fair daughter's to their native states, and eiyht others took Holt county girls away with them. Mound City furnished the largest number of couples 31, both parties being residents of that place, whil6 Oregon second with 17 and Forest follows these with 11 couples e.ich and Craig fourth with an even 10, Napier 3. Fortescue 2, Cort.ing 1, Forbes 8, Bigelow 4, Mait l.tnd G and New Point 2. In this connection u is to be noictd tt.at boys aud yirls of the same town or neighborhood seem to mate very readily and the cases of "sweethearts from youth" are exceedingly common. Of thf total number of peop.e secur ing license, 19 were under age in eight ca es the women were under age and the men over. Pearl Rorebeck, Martha Doebbliug, Julia J Thompson. Lulu Shaw, Pearl Henderson, Allie Gidiland, Myrtle Vount, Eunice Hughes. Of the total number 11 were men under age, who had not yet arrived at mau's estate, took wives who had reached the majority age. These Were: Wm J. Simmons, John C. Smith, John C. Miles, Chas. Woodward, John D. Hughes, Earnest Luusford, Elmer G. Mann, Jesse Si.app, Virgil Fields, Charley Goatcher, Joseph F. Hughes. Tht first marriage of the year was that of II. C. Nobio and Susie Simmons and occurred on lhe first day of the year 1903. The last wedding solemnized during tbeyear was on Dec. 31; Bert Diake, of Langdon, and Miss Bessie Thornton, of Forest City. The largest number of weddings were had in the month of February, with 19; the second in December, 16; March was third with 13. The smallest number was in June 5. Nine of the couples mar ried were non-residents of the county. The record of marriages and divorces since 1S95 is as follows: Marriages. Divorces. 1895 1G1 12 1896 172 9 1S97 17G 11 1898 152 17 1899 1G8 13 1900 148 12 1901 136 S 1902 129 12 1903 121 11 Totals 1,3GB 105 Fiom the above it will ' seen there were less weddings in th .unty during the year 1903, than any year uuring the period from 1S95 to 1903. The following is the marriago record for 1903: Brown, Calvin C, and Pearl M. Rore beck, of Napier, Jan. 4, by Rev. I. R. Hick. Brock, Tilford, and Clara Guyer, of ForHs Feb. 22, by Rev. Edwin C. Morgan. Bridgeman, Thos. J., of Bigelow, and Stella B. Fike, of Mound City, March 18. by Rev. C. C. Dobbs. Birk, Walter E., and Ida I. Dow, of Mound City, May 26, by F. S. Ro3tock, J. P. Bratt, Fred A., and Myrtle May Sal isbury, of Mound City, June 2, by John II. Steele, J. P. Blevins, H. E., aud Bessie P. Crouso, Fortescue, Sept. 10, by Rev. C. C. Dobbs. Barrackman, Daniel, of Mound City, and Emily Baker, of Craig, Sept. 9, by Rev. F. E. Smith. Beeler, Redmond L., and Ida Guthrie, of Mound City, September 15, by Rev. Bretthaupt. Bucher, Ira, of Oregon, and Eva A. Dooley, of Forest City, Oct. 25, by Rev. Wilson A. Hay ties. Bishop, James M., and Leona F. Tucker, of Oregon, Oct. 27, by Rev. H. E. Bower. Buntz, Jas., and Blanche Stephenson, of Oregon, Nov. 26, by Rev. Jas. Me Farlaud. Carlton, George, of Craig, and Martha Doebbling, of Forest City, Jan. 21, by Z. T. Randall, J. P. Croupe, JameB W., and Maude Fergu son, of Forest City, Feb. 1, by Rev. C. W. Thorpe. Conn, Floyd C , and Maude Springer, both or Mound City, Feb. 25, by Rev. J F Bicfcel. Comer, John W., and Fmvolia F. True, of Cra-g, Feb. 25, by Rev. O. D. Allen. Couts, Wm. B., and Eva May Mallon, of Bigelow, March 4, by Rev. C. C. Dobbs. Crouse, Benj. F. and Laura M. Shoen berger, of Fortescue, April 19, by Rev. C. C. Dobbs. Coyle, Francis M. and Julia Mattox, of Maitland, April 29, by Rev. Thos. B Dry. Chesney, John A., ol Forest City, and EJna L. Meyer, cf Oregon, May 9, by Rev. W. H. Hardman. Cotton, Geo. V., and Cora Evans, of Forbes, May 12, by Elder J. F. Bickel. Cotton, Ed., and Susan Caton, cf Forbes, August 1, by F. S. Rostock, J. P. Cain, Monroe, Mound City, and Alma BeeKman, Bigelow, September 6, by H. P. Stuart, J. P. Cooper, Charles B.; andEila Dodge.of Forest City, October 21, by J. II. Wil son. J. P. Carter, Charley S., and Belle Guyer, of Forbes, October 11, by WTm. M. Price, J. P. Coyle. Jas. A., of Maitland, and Min nie M. McGrew, of Rock Port, Decem ber 14. Cromack, Bertrand M, of Chanute. Kas , at d Jesse U. Davis, of Kansas City, December 23, by Rev. A. J. Brock. Dively, Aden A , of Forest City, and Addie A. Perkins, of Joplin, Mo., Janu ary 15, by C. A Lease. J. P. Dtulen, Ralph O., and Eihcl B. Lewis, of Mound City, March 7, by Rev. J. K. Hicks Dreher, Dan W., and Grace A Bragg, of New Poiut, May G, by Rev. W. E Caldwell D long, Charlrs, ard Lulu Shaw, of Mound City, July 4, by II. T. Alkire, Judge of Probate. Dtinnihoo, Hiram, and Laura Bell Muckey , of Craig, Aug. 30, by W. A Browning, J P. Derham, Harry P , of St. Joseph, and Ida M. Riley, of Bigelow, Sept. 23, by Rev. A. C Riffe. Drake, Bert, of Langdon, and Bessie Thornton, of Forest City, Dec. 31, by H. T. Alkire, probate judge. Erickson, Jesse R., and Julia J. Thomp-on, of Forest City, Feb. 20, by H. T. Alkire, probate judge. Elton, Frank R., of Mound City, and Lena C. Kunkel, of Forest City, Sept. 2, by Rev. C. W. Thorp. Elliott, John R , of St. Joseph, and Eunice M. Hughes, of Forbes, Dec. 16, by Rev. H. Hite. Fleener, Berry, and Nannie Yocum, of Mound City, Jan. 21, by Rev. Henry Cramptop. Ford, Samuel R.. and Cornelia E. Elder, of Forest City, Jan. 21, by H. T. Alkire, probate judge. Fields, Chas. H.,of Graham, and Mabel J. Blakely, of Fillmore, April 22, by Rev. A. J. Brock. Forney, Edward O. and Cora Pearl Hibbard, of Oregon, June 11, by Rev. W. L. Bagley. Ford. Ira E., of Forest City, and Belle Partridge, of Oregon, August 16, by Rev. J. F. Bickel. Ford, Marion A , of Forest City, and Mary E. Rush, October 11, by Rev. H. E. Bower. Fields, Virgil, of Graham, and Lulu M. Rayhill, of New Point, November 18, by Rev. Thos. B. Dry. Field, Charles W., and Minnie U. Schaffer, of Mound City, December 23, by Rev. Geo. L. Peters. Fryman, Andrew W., of Orpgon, and Lida A. Way, of Unionville, December 26. by Rev. H. A. Sawyers. Gordon, Albert, of Forest City, and Nora Randall, of Mouud City, January 11, by Rev. H, L Acton. Gordon, Walter, and Addi L Gard ner, of Oregon, March 9, by II. T. Alkire, judge of probato. Graham, Chas. E., of Bigelow, and Ollio May Butler, Mound City, April 26, by John J. Glass, J. P. Gilbert, Irving E., of Lawrence, Kas., aud Lydia Kurtz, of Oregon, August 19, by Rev. Henry A. Sawyers. Gilltiilan, Herman, and Minnie F. Nute, of Maitland, October 28. by Rev W. L. Bagloy. Gelvin, Oren D. G, and Edith M Knealo, of Maitland.Octobor 14, by Rev. Jas. McFarland. Goatcher, Charley, and Kate Connard, of Skidmore. November 21, by Rev. H. E. Bower. Gilleland, Allie, and Myrtle Burge, of Mound City, November 11, by John J. Steele, J. P. Grimes, Andy, and Lizzio Sipes, of Oregon. November 1, by F. S. Rostock, J. P. Hogrefe, Ulysses C, of Tarkio, and Lucilo T. Jeffrips, of Corning, February 25. by Rev. Nathan Cole. Hughes, Jas. D., and Annie B. Sipes, of Forbes, June 20, by Rev. E. Ed monds. Hughes, Joseph F., of Oregon, and Lizzie Troub, of Rock Port, December :i8. Idekor, Fritz A. C, and Louisa Wall mann, of Craig, February, 9, by Rev. C. II. Lentzsch. Kershaw, Rob't. W.. of Grain Valley, Mo., and Iva B. Bloomer, of New Point, March 18, by Rev. Thomas B. Dry. Kunkel, Daniel B., of 0egon, and Bessie L. Mitchell, of La Belle, Mo., August 19, by Rev. J. Spickerman. Lynch, Benj. F., and Arminta P. French, of Oregou', February 22, by Elder A. Hardman. Lowe, L. B., of Craig, and Ethel Lucas, of Quitman, July 2, by Z. T. Randall, J. P. Lyons, A. J., and Cyntha A. Shumate, of Forest City, July 15, by Rev. R. J. Spickerman. . Lukens, Wm. D , of Kansas City, and M 3. Keziah Murray, of Oregon, Decem ber 14. by Rev. J. L. Wallace. Lunsford, Earnest and Cora L. For guson, of Mound City, July 1, by Rev. M. S. Haynes. Mann, Jno. VV., of Mound City, and Maude Bower, of Ord, Neb., February 1, by J. R. Hicks. Morgan, D. R., Hnd Nettie C Parsons, of Oregon, February 1, by Rev. J. F. Bickel. Miles, Jno. C of Fairfax, and May Cantlin, of Mom.d City, February 18. by Rev. R. M. Rhodes. Mi.ler, Martin, and Annie Judy, of Mound City, March 11, by Rev. J. D. Hiluebrand. Martin, Judd B., and Rosa F. Fiel, of Mound City, April 8, by Rev. O. D. Allen. Mann, Elmer G., of Mound City, and Etta A. Stephenson, of Craig, Septem ber 23. by Rev. A. C. RifTe. Morton, Jno A., and Maggie Miller, of Mound City, October 11, by Rev. Geo. L. Peters. Miller, Orthe.ls of Winchester, Ind., and Ida Belie Oren, of New Point, Octo ber 'IS, by Rev. T. D, Roberts. McCoy.Mose T ,and Ethel L. Mitchell, of Crali January 7. by Rev. R. M. Rhodes. iMdntyre, Willis M.,and Bertie Keller, of Mound C ty, April 20, by John II. Steele, J. P. McCorkhill, Leonard A.,of Bianchard, Iowa, and Jesse M. Conway, Maitland, April 29, by Rev. Thos. B Dry. McCormack, Len, and Bertha A. Bundy, of Maitland, May 20, by Rev. Thos. B. Dry. Noble, H C , of Nodaway, and Susie Simmons, of Oregon, January 1, by Rev. H. A. Siekmann. Nauman, Amos B., of Mound City.and Blanche Taylor, of Craig, February 24, by Rev. George L. Peters. Noggle, Jacob M.,and Florence Reese, of Craig, March 25, by Rev. T. A. Wind sor. Noland, Joseph A., and Pearl Hender son, of Forest City, August IS, by Henry T Alkire, probate judge. Odell, Jasper, and Julian Lawson, of Bigelow, August 27, by Rev. C. C. Dobbs Oyerly, Jas. H., and Lacy V. Perry, of Mound City, November 29, by Rev. F. E.Smith. " Parker, Harry B, and Matilda T. Ploeger, of White Cloud, Kas., February 26, by Rev. H. E. Siekmann. Piper, Andrew D., and Mrs. America Baker, of Osawatomie, Kas., July 21, by Rev. H. E. Bower. Parsons, Chas. D., and Martha L. Handy, of Oregon, December 12,by Rev. A.J. Brock. Pruitt, Geo. W., of Oregon, and Nellie L. Cook, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, De cember 19. Radcliff, Daniel A., of Creston, Iowa, and Carrie Stalcup.of Forest City.March 2, H. T. Alkire, judge of probate. Richards, Hugh, and Cora A. Rung, of Mound City, March 12,by Rev. Henry Crampton. Shockley, Ora A., of Maitland, and Elizabeth J. Rybolt, of Mound City, February 4, by H. T. Alkire, probato judgo. Simmons, Wm. J., of Oregon, and Pearl Fancher, of Forbes, February 11, by Rev. H. A. Siekmann. Smith, Jno C, and Louisa M. Walker, of Mound City, February 11, by Rev. J. R. Hicks. Skinner, Waller W., and Mary E. Myers, of Forbes, February 25, by Rev. Wm. H. Hite. Spahr. Jas C, of Waynesville, Ohio, aud Rosa L Oren, of New Point, March 12. by Rev. W. E. Caldwell. Sapp.Cbas. M., and Allie M. McNeal, of Skidmore, March 25, by Rev. Henry Crampton. Strickler, Luther J., and Mae MeEl haney, of Craig, April 19, by Rev. R. Brnco West. Spickelmeyer, Rufus J., of Willis.Kas., and Mabel L. Doughty, of Fillmore, April 29, by Rev. M. II. Jordan. Swim, Francis M., of St. Edwards, Neb., and Verda Stogfdell, of Mound City, May 26, by Rev. W. C. Rice. Sharp, Wm. A. and Golda A. Watson, of Craig, July 15, by Rev. R. Bruce West. Smith, AugustusT., of St. Joseph.and Nettie McCoy, of Corning, July 15, by Rev. McFarland. Sip-s, Wm., and Minnie Plummer, of Forbes, August 12, by Win. M. Pi ice, J. P. Shaffer, Frank, and Nellie Lister, of Mound Cily, September 30, Rev. Geo. L. Peters. Smith, J. A. L., of Bigelow, and Em ma M. Ambrose, of Logan, Iowa, Sep tember 23. Snapp. Jesse, of Fillmore, and Nervie Sisk, of Oregon, October 19, by H. T. Al kire, probate judge. S'ovall. Milton O , of Craig, and May mo F. Zeller. of St. Joseph, October 26i by Z. T Randall, J. P. Shell nberger, Chas. J., and Bettie Gillis, Mound City, November 4, by Rev. Geo. L. Peters. Sly. Philip C., and Ora A. Sheppard, of Mound City, November 3, by Rev. VV. C. Austin. Stephenson, Earl, and Maude Hersh ner. of Oregon, December 24, by Rev. H. E. Bower. Taylor, Jonas, and Carrie Ethel Clark, of Nodaway, September 18, by H. T. Al kire, probate judge. Taylor, Geo..of White Cloud, Kas.,and Ella Putroff, of Craig. December 15, by J H. Wilson, of Craig. Taylor, Jonas, Br-d Carrie E Clark, of Nodaway, September lS.by H. T. Alkire, probate judge. Taylor, Frank, and Myrtle Lount, of Bige ow, December 21, by Rev. R. Bruce West. Wil.iams, John C, of Jacksonville, 111 , and Olive Hatcher,of Fillmore. Mo., February 6, by Rev. Henry Crampton. Woodward, Chas., and Margaret E. C.imbs, of Mound City, Febiuary 24, by F. S. Rostock, J. P. Walters, Rob-rt B.. and Ella J. Hoff man, of Oregon, March 11, by Rev. H. E Bovver. Wake. Albert R.. and Lottie L. De vault of Napier, June 10, by II. T. Al kire judge of probate. Weethee, Joseph S., of Mound City ani Kate xV Kee, of Oregou, June 30, by Rev. A.J. Brock Wallace, John W., of Forest City, and Maud A. Hayzle t, of Napier, September 17. by F. S, Rostock, J. P. Weaver. Frederic, and Mary May Popper, i f Mound City, November 25; by Rev. C S. Garber Williams, Claud E., of Maitland, and Ida Lentz, of Richville, December 28, by Rev. H E Bower. Vandeventer, J. E., and Bertha L. Garner, of Mound City, December 7, by Rev. Geo. L. Peters. H. B. Crews, of Craig, has been ap point d to the railway mail service, and will run on the Klondike & Wes-ern railroad from Mt. Ayr, la., to Chan ton, Mo. Four Score or More. We acknowledge the receipt of the following biographies, which at our re quest, have been sent us, and we take great pleasure in giving them place in our columns, and we hope others will do likewise: G. VV. Thomas was born in Lewis county, Kentucky, February 22d, 1822. and if spared to see his next birthday, which falls upon the birthday of the father of his country, Mr. Thomas will celebrate his 82d birthday. In Mays ls4i,hewas married to uorotny mc Cormick, who was born in 1S27, and who was reared to young woman hood in the same county as her husband. They came to Missouri in 1857, and located in this county in Hick ory township, bix miles northwest of Oregon. A few years ago they moved to another farm just across the road from the farm originally settled upon by them thus moving but twice during their married lives of 56 years. They have had 10 children, five sons and one daughter still living. These are: G. H , who now resides in Hutchinson, Kas. Chas. VV., lawyer ai Woodland, Cal., R. VV., veterinarian in St. Joseph. Matt and Hazard, farmers of Holt county. Mrs Mary Boyd resides in the state of Oregon. They have one great grand child. Both Mr and Mrs. Thomas are now quite feoble and are living alone. N, H. Dozier, who now resides near Mound City on a farm, was born in St. Louis eounty, Missouri, June 8, 1823,and was married to Clarissa T. Brigs, in Buchanan county, September 14, 1848. They came to Holt county in the spring of 1852, and have resided on their pres ent farm for 34 years. They are mem bers of the M. E church. They are the parents of eight children, five boys and three girls, one of the sons is now dead. They have 25 grand children and 20 great grand children, all of whom are li vi or. THE TIE THAT BINDS. Forney hartman. On Wednesday, Deuember 30, 1903, about 40 invited guttata, relatives and" friands. assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Hhrtman, near Barnard, to witness the marriage of their daugh ter, Nelli,to Alva C. Forney ,of Oclrichs, S. D. Promptly at 12 m. to the soft, sweet straius of th wedding march.ren derad by Mrs. S. V. Wastfall, of Mary ville, sister of the brid, the bride and groom, attended by Peter I. Loucka, brother of the groom, and Miss Florence Geyer, of Graham, atered the parlor whera they wera met by Rev. C. H. Sauceman, of Barnard, who in a solemn and impressive manner, spoke the worda that united these two moat excellent young paopla for life. Immediately fol lowing the ceremony the bridal party and guests repaired to the dining room where a sumptuous repast had been prepared. The table was tastefully d corated with white carnations and roses. The bride was elaborately attired in white argandy, trimmed in lace and ribbon, wnile her maid ware a dress of cream bilk mull and carried a boquet of cream tea roseB. The groom was fault lessly dressed in the u-ual conventional. The bride is the 6econd daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A Hartman and is one of Nodaway couuty's most beautiful and accomplished young ladies and beloved by all who know her for herj many wo manly traits aud Christian character. She has for the past three years been employed as head clerk in one of the leading dry goods store of Barnard. Mr. Forney, a popular and successful young man, as born and raised near Man land, and lived there until a few years ago when he moved ta Oelrichs, S. D, where he is engaged in the stock business. Mr. and Mrs. Forney wili visit relatives and friends here for a short time, after which they will leave for Oelrichs where tho groom has a home neatly and well furnished for his bride. A hi. at mt friends unite in wi.-hii g them much hap piness and prosperity all through life's pathway. KUNKEL HILL. Norm Kunkel came up from Ana darko to spend the holidays, visiting his legion of friends, but. especially to visit one very particular friend. Having completed his visit he just, c -ncudcd in order to have thai dear frimd near him always, he came up te sen Robert Cal low, who issued a legal instrument to him, and theu Norm pulled out for a near by town, took the Rev. O. W. Thorpe along with him to the residence of his oear friendand riht there and then on tiun lay, January 3d, 1901. he and Miss Grace M. Hill, of Forest City, wei e made m n and wife. '1 here ar no better y ounj people any where than Norm Kunkel aud h s wife, and they have the honor of being the first couple married in our county thus far in the new year, I9c4, and their many frier ds will wish them not only a long life, but that they m-.y aiwaya be as happy as when Rev. Thorpe pronounced thi m husbai.d and wife. They leji at one e for their home in Anadarko. where the groom is in the milling business.