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mm 39TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1904. NUMBER 38 g 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Arrival and Departure of Mails at the Poatoffice, Oregon, Mo. MAIIiS DEPART :80 a. m. For Omaha-lane intermediate Mints, and all points north, cast and west. 18 :10 p. m. For alljpolntsjuortu, south, east and west, lexcept JTarkio and Villlsca branches. S :S a. m. 3:30 p. tu. l:oe a. rn. 4:30 p. m. For St. Joseph and intermediate points. For New I'oint only. HelwiK supplied by Rural Car rier, Route So. 2. For Villisca, north, mail to all points north, (east, south and west, except intermediate be- twoiMi Forest Ity and Si.. Joseph MAILS ARRIVE. 8:50 a. ni. Omaha Mails from all points, north, east, south and west. 10:30 a. m. Villisca and Tarklo Valley branches. Mails from north east, .south and west. From New Point only. 1 1 :30 a. m. 3:15 p. m. Main line K. C, .St. Joe. & C. B. Mails rom all points, north soutii, east and west. From St. Joseph. Rural Route No. 2, leaves. Re turns at 4:00 p. in. Rural Route, No. 1, leaves. Re turns, 4:00 p. m. Rural Route, No. 3, leaves. Re 6:00 p. hi. o:oo a. m. i:oo a.m. 9:45 a. m. turns at 4:00 p" m. Mails are made up prompJy 15 minutes be fore departing time. New Point mall arrives and departs daily except Sunday. Mail to For test ue, Rulo and points on th B & M. in Nebraska within 100 miles of this office, should be mailed before 8:45 a. m. in order to reach its destination the same day. Mails for main lino of Iv. C, St. Joe. & C. 11. north and south, are made up and depart at the same time. Republican Convention. To the Republican Electors of Holt County: In accordance with an order of the Repub lican State Committee, a call is hereby Issued to the Republican voters of Holt Ooun ty to meet in their respective voting precincts on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1904, at 2 p. m., to select delegates to a con vention which is called to meet at Forest City, Mo., on Monday, February 29, 1901, at 10 a. m., for the pur pose of selecting 8 delegates to Republican State Convention which is called to meet in Kansas City, Mo., on March J, 1904. at 10 a. m. Also to selects delegates to Republican Con gressional Convention to be held at St. Jo seph, Mo., March l, 1904, at 11 a. ni. The basis of representation will be one de'eite for each 50 votes or fraction thereof ca; "m. Mclvinley for President in 1900. Thv. ' -mentof delegates for the various towns.. t.s under such rath) will be as follows: Townships', Votes. Delegates. Benton Bigelow... Clay Forbes ... .... HS. . .. 242. IS.. 19: . 4 4 4 : Forest ... Hickory 132.. Liberty 147.. Lincoln SiS.. Lewis 4VX. Minion (tl. . Noil away l'EJ.. Union 179. ... 9 Total 2,293 51 Done by order of County Committee this 2nd dav of February, 1904. T. C. DUNG AN. Chairman. NEVILLE DICKSON, Secretary. Letter List. The following letters remain uncalled for in the postoflice at Oregon, Mo., for the week ending February 5, 1901: Cnanes L. Carr. When calling for tho above please say "advertised." Tom Curry, Postmaster. Probate Judge Alkire had a double wedding at his office Wednesday of this week, Feb. 3, 1904, at which time he united in marriRge Wm. H. Brooks and Miss Mollie Tract; Geo. H. Baer and Miss Bessie L. Keller, all the par ties living at Maitland. FEBRUARY The Parcels Post Danger. It is high time the merchants of Holt county were getting a move on them; at least of such activity that they could be observed with a 20 mile field glass, to bring about an organized effort to bear upon their member in congress to do what he can to secure the defeat of the parcels post bill now pending in congress. The merchants of the various towns in the county should prepare a petition and forward the same promptly to Congressman Cochran protesting against the passage of the bill. If the parcels post bill should become a law the busines of both the retail and whole sale merchant will be very seriously im paired throughout the Middle West. A targe snare oi tne business wmcn is now theirs would be delivered to the catalogue houses in the east. It is surprising the amount of busi ness the catalogue houses of Chicago and New York do among a lare class of the Middle West. It costs them only a few cents to send out an illustrated catalogue, and the farmer sees the pic ture of a pair of shoes for $2.50, which looks like a pair he has seen in a local retail shop for $2.75, so he orders the shoes, and as they weigh less than four pounds, the present maximum weight of a fourth-class mailable package they are delivered to him by mail. But this parcels past bill puts the maximum weight of a mail package at 11 pounds, which would vastly increase the possibilities of the catalogue houses in the way of making deliveries. Under that bill they could put a suit of clothes in with the shoes and still have a mail able package. Eastern mercantile houses would simply swamp this coun try with agents and catalogues, and res ident merchants could take such trade as was left. The parcels post bill strikes first the retail merchant, and through him the wholesaler. It is one of the worst things that could possibly befall this section of the country. If the retailers throughout this sec tion will only awake to the seriousness and dader of the parcels post, they can do much toward securing the defeat of the bill. But lying down and belly aching will do no good. Got a move on you: send in your protest to your con gressman, and see to it that you do it promptly. Now is the time to act don't sleep until after the bill becomes a law, and then whine. Get a hustle on vou right now. The Brose Entertainments Differ in many ways from the old Hue of Comedy and Dramatic performances: how often have you listened 15 minutes toa performance, then 20 minutes to some one pounding a piano, while they get ready for the next act. There is no piano pounding or waits in the Brose entertainments, but a roar of laughter from start to tinish, intermingled with refined musical novelties. At the For est City opera house, February 8 and 9. The Bross Commedians do not claim to be the biggest company on the road, but do claim to give the biggost and grandest show of the season or money refunded. At the Forest City Opera House; Feb. 8 and 9, 1904. BEYOND THE MILLION MARK Holt County's Heal Estate Transac tions for the Year 1903, $1,537,208. An increase of over half a million dollars in the real estate transactions for the year 1903, compared with 1901, and but S6.000 less than those of 1902, snows that Holt county is maintaining its steady and healthy growth, and that investors are willing to bank on the productiveness of the soil of Holt county. The re;il estate agents are, as a rule, well pleaded with the business of the year, and while the value was but a trifle below that of one year ago, the business as a whole was more sat isfactory. There transactions, two were many large involving 30,000 or over. The most striking example of the general prosperity of the times, is the rBpid increase in the value of real es tate, It is best shov n right here in Northwest Missouri, where recent deals involving large tracts of land have been consummated at prices ranging from 850 to 80 per acre. It is not unusual for small tracts of 40 to 80 acres of im proved land to bring 100 to 8125 per acre, but when big farms of 210 acres and upwards sell at 867 tj 880 per acre it means that a very high standard of value has been reached. Below we give the record of the trans actions for 1903: WARRANTY ANI QUIT CLAIMS. No. Value, 169,401 237,140 349,916 123,579 49,015 48,675 63,992 98,189 50,081 187,241 90,890 69,089 January... 70 Fabruary.. 97 March 124 April 51 May 48 June 41 July 15 August 67 September 46 October. 72 November 75 December 31 Totals 737 TRUST DEEDS. 81,537,208 No. Value. 8 53,152 149,083 165,327 77,204 44,675 25,122 45,220 28.328 36,911 111,023 54,372 21,162 Releases. $ 26,185 101,752 60,582 15,801 26,946 14,337 23,984 14,172 15,835 49,148 36,986 22,614 January.... 34 February... 77 March 78 April 38 May 26 June 21 July 22 August 28 September.. 29 October 62 November.. 35 December. . 27 Totals.. 477 8711,579 8408,342 The following is the record of war ranty and trust deeds filed and the amount of trust deed releases 6ince 1896. This was the year the Brvanites predicted such dire disaster should the Republicans be given the reigns of gov ernment: Warranty. Trust. Releass. 1896 8 441,707 8862,565 8208,865 1897 465,909 410,613 365,561 1898 841,486 569,135 230,700 1899 726.811 347,210 358.600 1900 909,288 532,141 432.141 1901 857,989 448,728 394,264 1902 1,543.230 834.244 557.052 1903 1,537,208 711,579 408.342 The bank deposits during these years also show a most prosperous condition has come to the people of Holt county. The largest amount on hand at the time of making the statements by the var ious banks were as follows: 1890, August $ 457,742 1897, October 598,133 1898, December 737,215 18l9, September 842,782 1900, February 840,926 1901, November 1,202,342 1902, November 1.279,851 1903, March 1.500.687 Below will be found a list of the larg est deals made during the vear, involv- ng 85,000 or over: Adkins, A D to W H Remington. $11,200 Alkire, H L to Anna Alkire 12,000 Alkire, Anna to Mary Alkire.... 12.000 Ackerman, E N to to .7 A Spring er " (5,637 Bagby, R R to John C Bagby . . . 10,000 Bagby, R K to to Ella M Zaclmry 10,000 Black, W L lo Sigmund Stern. . . 11,000 Bagby, R R to C C Fuller 8,000 Bedell. John to Mary Nix 8,000 Black, Thompson to Peter L Lower 8,000 Bagby, R R to Maggie L Long.. . 5,200 Ballard, E H to Isaac Tyson 9,500 Brown, E A to J H Newton 12,600 Brown, E A to J H Newton 11,500 Campbell, J L to W H Hodgin.. . 16,000 Catron, Wm M to J W Catron . . . 5,000 Collins, Sudie to Geo H Minton.. 6,000 Chuning, Emily to C E Chuning. 6,202 Chuning, Emily to A W Chuning 6.S20 Chuning, A W to J E Chuning. . 9,093 Chuning, R L to A W Chuning.. 16,820 Cowan, B O to A L Kunkel 14,000 Crawford, M E to J H Newton.. . 6,000 Chuning, J E to John I Chuning 8,500 nuning, Jno I to Sallie A Chun- ing 8,500 r JDuke, Jas A to Charles II Park.. 6,000 Davis, Levi to John W Nauman.. 7,710 Dunekeck, H to HenryJRebel .... 6,000 Doughty, C A to C W McCand- lish 9,600 Duneueck, Henry to Henry Rebel 6,000 Elliott, Smith to R R Bagby 5,200 Fitzmaurice, P H to W J Glass. . 8,000 Finley, Jno W to Chas J Landeen 16,000 Fuller, C C to J B Ross 10,000 Fields, Emma to Jno W Sanders. 12,003 Frede, Emma B to W C Gunn. . . 10,000 Gerhart, Herman to Sigmund Stern 5,000 Griffith, Mary A to J B & Irene Hoover 5,000 Glick, G W to Wm S Taylor 10,400 Gerdes, Henry to Fritz Ideker. . . 7,750 , Gordon, W L to Jas Hunkins .... 0,110 Gambriel, Felix to J II Newton. . 32,000 Hinkle, John C to A D Atkius... 11,200 Haer, Andy to Geo Haer, heirs... 6,000 Hopkins, J E to W L Haney 7,500 Hoblitzell, Joseph to G R Mcln- tyre 7,8C0 Hall, HEtoTO Davis 5,000 Hill. Minnie to James H Meyer. . 7.200 Haney, W S to W E McKenzie.. . 7,500 Hinkle, John C to Geo W Hinkle 5.0G0 Hinkle, Jno C to Leora O Crizer Johnson, A to J W Patterson.. . Johnson, Fred to H B Griffith.. 5,000 13,600 7,500 Kellogg. Carrie D to G C Conant 30,530 Landeen, Chas to Robert Rosen- weig Meyer, Chas E to John P Lacey. Minton, J L to Henry Minton Minton, Jno R to Jno C Hinkle. . Miller, David to E Van Allen Minton, Lucretia to D H Minton. McCoy, Thos II to Wm M Troxel Mclntyre, Louisa to -Lee Mcln- tyre Nauman, Jno W to D Nicholson.. Nixon, Geo S to Jno Gleason Nauman, H G to W H and W T 17,600 6,200 5,000 5,400 11,700 15,000 5,000 8,000 6,915 7,125 Doval 5,000 Newton, Jas H to Chas Barker.. . 6,125 Pierce, Chas W to Claude Petree. 7,950 Roecker, Albert to John Peters. . 10,600 Riley, Peter to John W Grimes. . 11,000 Ross, John B to C C Fuller 10,000 Stephenson, Geo S to H F Penny. 10,000 Stern, Sigmund to W A Robinson 13,000 Stern. Sigmund to Andy Haer. . . 6,000 Stern, Sigmund to Wm H Ed wards 5,532 Scott, George to W J Randall. . . 5,000 swope, A O to C D VanCamp. . . 6,000 Squire, J W to James H Newton. 6,0j0 Squire, J W to Silas A Beason. . Sierrett, W H to Wm H Adolph Trullinger, B E to H L Alkire.. Taylor, W S to Albert Rowlett. . 15,000 9,450 12,000 8,800 Tuttle, C J to O W Rogers 5,661 Ward, Thos B to John H Minton 8,000 Wise, Preston to J H Newton .... 18,717 Welty, Enoch A to Alf Noland.. . 6,000 Wylie, Chas to J H Newton 12,000 Whitney, D A to W A Robinson . 7,000 Wilson, Mary to J H Newton .... 8,848 Wilson, Jas R to J W Squire 10,400 Williams, Jas M to Rob't Kneale. 9,600 Voung, S A to Isaac Tyson 14,500 The two largest deals in the aggre gate amounted to 862,500; Felix Gam- brel to J. H. Newton for 832,000 and Carrie D. Kellogg to G. C. Conant, 830, 500. Of the 737 transfers, 58 involved a transaction of 85.000 and under 810,000; 31 for 810,000 and under 820,000, and 2 for 830,000 and ovor. Some of the Old Ones. Patrick Fitzmaurice, of Forest town ship, was born in Ballyhaunis, Mayo county, Ireland, March 16, 1815. He was reared at his birthplace, and in the fall of 1844 he came to the United States in the ship Pantheon. After landing at New York City, which was a small place thep, he settled at Balti more. When the call was made for troops during the Mexican War, he en listed in Co. A., Walter Gear's Batalhon. He served under General Scott and took part in the campaign from the coast to Mexico City, and was discharged at Baltimore, August 31, 1848. In 1849, Mr. Fitzmaurice crossed the plains and worked in the California gold mines. In 1851, he came to New Orleans by way of the Isthmus. Returning to Bal timore he was married December 24. 1851 to Mary Fitzmaurice. In the spring of 1852 they started west by cars to St. Louis, thence by steamboat to Weston. Mo., and from there by steam boat to St. Joseph, which at that time contained only six buildings. He pur chased the farm on which he now re sides, north of Forest City, in the fall of the same year, and has since been en gaged in agricultural pursuits. His wife died on the 13th of September, 1859, and left three children, two of whom are now living. He was again married in 1860 to Miss Mary Stanton, a native of Ireland. By this union they had nine children, seven of whom are now living. In May, 1902, Mr. Fitz maurice deeded to each of- his children 160 acres of good bottom land and he has 500 acres yet, well improved, there being upon it a fine brick residence, several new outbuildings and good or charda. Mr. Fitzmaurice has been one of the best stock raisers in the county. He has voted the Republican ticket for many years, and has ever taken a deep interest in building up and improving the county for which he deserves much credit. He has taken The Sentinel ever since it has been in existence. He will be 89 years old in March, is still quite hale and hearty, and bids fair to live to be 100. He and family are mem bers of the Roman Catholic church. Joseph Polly, of Richville, was born in Essex, England, April 4, 1819, and came to New York in 1852. From there he went to Iowa, thence to Kansas, and then to Andrew county, where he was residing at the breaking out of the Civil war. He enlisted in the Union army at Savannah as a member of the 5th Mis souri Cavalry and served three years. On his being mustered out he came to Holt county, and located near the State Ferry. This place he sold to Charley Stadler, and moved to his present place in Richville in 1893. He is a member of the Baptist church. In January 1859, he was united in marriage to Cath arine Wilhite, in Doniphan county, Kansas, and by this union five children were born: Susan, Joseph, John, Roy and Martha. He has several grand children. His father was James Polly and mother. Susan Holland, and both died in their native country. Henry Smith, of near Mound City was born in Baden, Germany, July 22 1821, and came to this country in 1836, locating in New York. In 186S he came to this county, locating in the Wood's district, purchasing the land from Sam uel Whitmer. In 1871 he moved to Northern Holt and located on his pres ent farm in the Ross Grove district For a number of years he resided in Kosciusko county, Indiana, and in 1 847 was married to Laura Secrist and 13 children were born by this union. She died in 1881, and in October, 1883, he married Mrs. Mary Jane Rush, from whom he was divorced. In 1888 he mar ried a Miss Holly. He has 24 grand children and nine great grand-children. The Tie That Binds. We exnected it in fact we should have been disappointed had it not hap pened. We heard it on the street, but did not feel at liberty to give publicity to such an important matter simply on street information, but now that the in formation comes to us reliably, we will tell it to everybody. George Poynter and Miss Mabel Graham were married at Pa and Ma. Joe Graham's residence in K nsas City, Mo., on Sunday of last week, January 24, 1904, bj the Rev. Dr. Heaton, of the Arlington M. E. church. It was a yery quiet affair, but neverthe less a very happy one. They iinmed iately left Kansas City for their home in Bigelow, where the groom is engaged in the bankinir business as cashier of the bank there. They have secured the Dr Davis nrooertv. one of the cozy homes there, and they will soon ba housekeep ing. Thev are both well known here, especially the bride, the eldest daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Graham, and where she grew and grew; and where she donned her first long dress, and where she caught her first beau -and where she has a large circle of young friends, who will be happy with her in her marriage. She possesses so many beautiful traits of character that we can see no reason why the groom should not be one of the happiest on this terrestial sphere. The groom attended our Hih school, and was an employee of the Citi zens' bank here, and was always a popu lar young man and in demand among the girls of his set popular in fact with everybody, because everybody liked him. The Sentinel joins their many friends in wishing them a long and happy life. Under all circumstances perhaps the groom is excusable for not letting us know a little sooner. Resolutions of Respect. Wheresas our Heavenly Father has in his infinite wisdom called our dear sister, Lucy S. Kaucher, home. Whose work with us has been so helpful, who was so consecrated to the Womans Foreign Missionary Society, and whose life has called forth the praise of all who knew her. Resolved, That while we regret her departure w fojw in hu nV.o submiseio n to his divine will, and by her death our church and society has sustained a great loss, but our loss is her eternal cain. Be it Resolved, That to the family we extend our deepest sympathy and re joice with them in the hope that it has been sisid of their beloved one, "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." Bo it further Reolvtd. That these resolutions be entered on the records of our society, and a copy be sent to the family and to the press for publication. By order of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the M. E. Church. Getting in Line. The chairman of the Republiban State Central Committee has issued his call for a state convention to be held at Kan sas City, March 22, 1904, for the purpose of nominating and electing four dele gates at large and their alternates to the National Republican Convention, which is to be held in Chicago, 111., June 21, 1904. In the call, State Chairman Akin says: "The Republican county committees are hereby directed, on the issue of this call, to call conventions to meet prior to Tuesday, March 1, 1904, to select dele gates, g ving not less than twenty days' notice thereof, and any failure so to act shall, in any county failing, authorize the Republicans of said county to meet in muss convention on Saturday, March 5, 1904, at the court house of said coun ty, at 10 a. m., to select such delegates to which said county is entitled. "The Republican electors of the state and all other electors, without regard to past affiliations, who endorse the princi ples of the Republican party and desire a continuance of Republican policies in governmental affairs are invited to unite under this call in the selection of dele gates to said convention." The total number of delegates under the call apportioned to the Fourth Con gressional district, is 66, which is ap portioned to the various counties as fol lows: Andrew, 8; Atchison, 6; Buchan an, 28; Holt, 8; Nodaway, 13; Platte, 3. The Kansas City convention will be com posed of 1.049 delegates. The rank and file; the hewers of wood and drawers of water for the Republican party of Missouri are a unit for the nomination of Mr. Roosevelt for the Presidency, and Holt county helps to make up that sentiment of the state, therefore, it is devoutly wished that in the selection of delegates to the Kansas City convention by the Holt county Re publicans, loyal and stanch friends to President Roosevelt should only be se lected. Pursuant to the call of the county central committee, the Republicans of Holt county will hold precinct mass meetings on Saturday, February 27, at o'clock, for the election of delegates to the convention to be held at Forest City on Monday, February 29, at 10 a. m. This convention will be held for the par pose of selecting 8 delegates to the state convention to be held at Kansas City, March 22, 1904, and 8 delegates to attead the congressional convention, called to meet at St. Joseph, March 15, 1904. The object of both the state and con gressional convention is the selection of delegates and alternates to the national convention to be held in Chicago on June 21, 1904. Let there be a good turn-out of Re publicans. Society. The Woman's Union met at the Unioa club rooms Monday evening of this week, with Mrs. Lulu Seeman as leader. The program was musical throughout, and though several of the members on the program were absent, the evening was enjoyed by all present. A note of thanks was read to the members, writ ten by the lecture committee, thanking the Union for their help toward the lec ture course. In the future this society will have charge of the lecture courses, as this was originally the work of the Union, the older members will no doubt be at home with the work and able to advise wiselj . The next meeting will be held Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, with Mrs. Zook as leader, and Oliver Wendell Holmes as a study. The date was changed owing to the last number of the lecture course coming on the meet ing night. Tuesday evening of this week, several of the High school boys entertained their young lady friends at the Hotel Woodland. The evening passed very pleasantly with games and music, and at a late hour refreshments were served. A long table occupied the center of the dining room and covers were laid for 16. The table was tastily decorated. At each plate was a beautiful carnation as souv enir. The retresnments were niceiy served in four courses. Those present were: Misses Hortense Dungan, Ghar- Iene Russel, Kate Knowles, Emma Price, Pearl Anselment, Lillian Price, Maude Alkire and Edith Kunkel. Messrs. Robert Frye, George Kunzr Harry Pollock, Fred PhilbricK, Moss Noland, Roy Gelvin, Will Curry, George Zeller. Mr. and Mrs. Bullock are to be complimented on the pleasant evening, and the girls think the boys are charm ing entertainers. Vnmarniu clmcrtiintr rvtrtioa hlkvn taken advantage of the good sleighing. R C. Benton has removed his office from the Kreek basement to the second door north of the postoffice. We un derstand that this is only temporary until the flue can be repaired, and then he oan be found back in the old quarters by March 1st, 1904.