State Historical Society
OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1905.
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Arrival and Departure of Kails at the
Postoffice, Oregon, Mo.
7:40ae.m. For Omaha anu intermediate
. points, aud all points north, east
13:10 p. m. For all points north, south, east
and west, except -Tarkio and
8 :45 a. m. For St. Joseph and intermediate
10:eo a, m.
:S5 p. in.
9:10 a. m.
10:20 a. m.
11:30 a. in.
3 :15 p. m.
6:00 p. m.
io:oo a. m.
lo:oo a. m.
0:45 a. m.
Helwie supplied by JluraL Car
rier, Route No. 2.
For Villisca, north, mail to all
points north, east, south and
west, except Intermediate be
tween Forest ity and St. Joseph.
For all points north, south, east
and west. Mail m:tdt up at 8:00
Omaha Mails from all points,
north, east, south and west.
Villisca aud Tarkio Valley
branches. Mails from north
east, south and west.
From New Point only.
Main line K. C, St. Joe. & C. B.
Mails from all points, north
south, east aud wot.
From St. Joseph.
Rural Route No. 2, leaves. Re
turns at 4:00 p. m.
Rural Route, No. 1, leaves. Re
turns, 4:00 p. m.
Rural Route, No. 3, leaves. Re
turns at 4:00 p. m.
2:30 a. m. Main line, K. C.,St. Joe vSc U.
Mail from all points.
Malls are made up promptly 15 minutes be
fore departing time.
New Point mail arrives and departs daily
B &M. in Nebraska within 100 miles of this ' are worth 100 cents on the dolIar and
office, should be mailed before 8:45 a. m. in tbe expenditures are kept within her
order to reach its destination the same day. : income.
Holt's Annual Invoice.
The month of January is the season
during which our local merchants and
their employes work overtime taking
their annual invoices of stock on hand.
Tho rush of the holiday trade is over
and the wise merchant wants to know
exactly what remains before he com
pletes his plans for the coming year.
This annual takiog of stock is an es
sential factor in successfol business. It
shows the merchant exactly what he
has accomplished during the preceding
twelve months. It points out classes of
goods that have found a ready market
and others that remain uncalled for on
his shelves. It is the standard by
which he adjusts his business for a
fresh start, avoiding the mistakes of the
past, and profiting by its lessens.
The people of our county are also en
tering upon another year. Her citizens
are confident that it will be a year of
progress and achievement. But they
will do well lo follow the example of the
merchant and take stock of their re
sources and assets. This is a time fur
cutting away dead wood, burying past
dissensions and disappointments and
marking out the lines along which prog
ress may be most easily and permanent
ly achieved. Our county has a popula
tion of 18,000 and an assessed valuation
of $7,601,000. Her bank deposits show
the handsome sum of $1,373,700, and
the county fr-e from any public indebt
edness whatever. Her county warrants
Malls for main line of K. C, St Joe. & C. B.
aorth and south, are made up and depart at
the same time, for day train, 12:10 p. m.
OonTeaes first Monday in January; fourth
Mondays In April and August.
William O. Ellison, circuit judge.
Ivan Blair, prosecuting attorney.
Qeorge W. Hogrefe, circuit clerk.
James A. Williams, sheriff.
Harry M. Irwin, stenographer.
Convenes second Mondays in February,
May August and November.
Henry T. Alkire, probate judge.
Regular Terms: First Mondays in Febru
ary May, August and November.
Jacob Wehrli, presidiag judge.
George W. Gotten, judge 1st district.
Henry E. Wright, judge of 2d district.
Enoch A. Welty, clerk of county court.
F L. Zeller, deputy county clerk.
Coaaty Board of Health.
Jacob Wehrli, president.
George W. Gotten, vice-president.
W. O. Proud, county physician.
Cnoch A. Welty, secretary.
Coanty Board of Education.
A. B. Coburn,,-Oregon.
W..W. Gallaher, Mound City.
Alberta O. Green, Craig.
Best of all, her citizenship is of the
highest order. Her business men are
reliable and conservative. No county
in our state, population and area consid
ered, can show a more splendid array of
Collector of Revenue, Nicholas Stock.
County Treasurer, George V. Cummins.
Recorder of Deeds, Robert Callow.
Commissioner of Schools, A. R. Coburn.
Public Administrator, M.O . Walker.
Superintendent of Poor, SebournOarson.
Surveyor, Wm. M. Morris.
Asssessor, Will Fittmaurice.
Stand by Your Home.
The stability and strength of a com
munity largely consists in toe manner
in which the various business interests
stand by eaeh other. In other words
whether or not they wdl deal wi'h their
neighbors or friends who are in oppos
ing branches of business, or will go or
send to some other town or city for each
other supplies as they may need -imag
iningof course that they can have a
larger stock and buy cheaper. Such
people seem to forget that in doing this
thty destroy the cwmmunity's interest
in themselves, and further that goods
as a rule in a larae city retail hieher
than they do in the smaller towns, on
account of very high rents, heavier tax
es and other expenses costing much
more in proportion. L cal natriotiam
suggests to a community that its people
must stand t-tge' her if tbey would be
come strong and progressive and reacn
out for an enlargement of tha business
8'pe. Bargain hunters generally get
bit and a bargain hunting community
is likely to go further and fare worse
than if they trade among people at
home whom they know and whose word
a) to the kind and quality of goods they
sell can be relied on
Holt's Assessable Wealth.
Assessor Weightman filed his assess
ment books.with the county court Mon
day of this week, and the court after ex
amining the same, made an order ac
cepting the assessment as made. The
returns as made, compared with the
assessment of one year ago, shows a ioss
of 844. 900 in moneys, notes, etc., and a
total loss of 138,840 in all personal
property, while there is a gain of 28,580 J
in farm lands and 812,000 in town lots.
The abrtract of the books shows the fol
Horses 7,721 ? 176,730
Asses 48 3.270
Mules 1,950 56.345
Cattle 19,581 278,650
Sheep 852 1,750
Hogs 33,570 142,414
REV. HENRY FIEGENBAUM,
Total live stock
Money, notes, etc
Land, 279,709 acres
Town lots, 4,500
Telegraph and telephone.
Total assessable wealth 87,604,333
The valuation of the town lots are as
. . 64,295
Large Tax Collections.
Nicholas Stock, county collector, found
the last day of the year, the last day of
the month and the last day of the week
a very busy one, owing to that peculiar
quality of human nature which has such
an abiding faith in the advisability of
never paying any kind of tax if it can be
put off until to-morrow. December 31
is the latest day upon which taxes can
be paid with no penalty attachments,
and all day on December 31, the eleventh
hour, property owners were besieging
Collector Stoek to make out his tax re
ceipt, before the dawn of the new year.
Collector Stock's monthly report filed
with the county court, shows an increase
of several thousand doilars over that of
December, 1903. at which time his col
lections were $67,657 88, while for tbe
month just closed they were $74,891.16.
On all taxes remaining unpaid after De
cember 31, a penalty of one per cent at
taches which in cases of Urge assess
ments should serve as excellent memory
jogs for the future. Those who have not
yet paid their taxes for 1904, can do so
during tbe remainder of January and
February and up to the last of February
when the year's books will be closed,
and they will then become known us de
linquent, and a penalty of one per cent
is added. Mr. Stock's statement for De
cember showf d the following collections:
Land tax book'03 and interest $ 177 54
Back tax book and ioterest. . . 36 60
Poll tax, district 11 24 00
Current tax book 59,171 00
Delinquent personal tax, in
terest, etc 56 35
Pool table 2100
Dramshop advaloren, etc 479 42
Squaw Creek drainage dist. . . 4,745 07
Mill Creek ditch 97 50
Western Union Telegraph.... 208 79
K. C. St. Joe & C. B. R. R 8,268 32
Atchison & Nebr. R. R 1.144 64
St. Joseph & Neb. R. R 690 78
Oregon & Forest City tele
phone 39 71
American telegraph & tele
phone 120 15
Holt County Independent Tel-
Co 44 61
Missouri & Knneas Telephone.. 38
Craig Telephone Co 21 80
Northwest Missouri Telephone 22 92
A The Founder of the Western German 31. E. Confer
J ence Passes Away at His Home in St. Joseph.
Missouri, Friday, January 13, 1905.
Total $74,891 16
Chris Lentz, of Nodaway township, j Rev. Fred Ka I ten bach, of Kansas
has be-n quite sick for several d ys, and j City, was here for a short visit with iiis
s not much better at this writing. parents, this week.
The board of Nodaway Drainage
District No. 2, elected at the meeting
held for that purpose at the bank. Sat
turday, December 24, met at the bank,
Saturday, December 31, to complete the
organization and elect officers. Ludwig
Wai-gele was elected president and
supervisor ior a term oi lour years;
Hugh George, supervisor for a term of
three years; Abraham Lance for a term
of two years and Robert Thornton for a
term of one ear. The purpose of this
organization is to straighten the Nod
away riverfront a point about two miles
north of the Fillmore mill to the mouth
of the river. It is thought by those in
terested that overflows may be prevented
and much valuable land reclaimed by
this work. -Maitknd Herald.
"Death," wrote Faber, "is an unsur
veyed land, an unarrayed science. Poetry
draws Dear death to hover over it for a
moment and withdraw in terror. His
tory knows it only as a universal fact,
philosophy finds it only among the mys
tery of being, the one great mystery
of being not. But we all rejoice in
the fact that the light of our Christ
hath penetrated this dark shadow. By
his promise of "whoso findeth me findeth
Rev. Henry Fiegenbaum, a pioneer
German Me-hodist circuit rider of the
central west ard founder of the German
M. . conference, died at his home in
St. Joseph, Mo Friday afternoon, Janu
ary 13, 1905, in the 84tb year of his age.
He was born in Ladbergen, Prussia,
October 16, 1821, and came to America
with his parents by the way of New
way of New Orleans, in 1832. The fam
ily came immediately to St. Charles.Mo.,
where he spent his early life upon the
farm. From here he went to St. Louis
to seek employment, and while there he
attended a German Methodist revival,
and vas converted. At this same re
vival a Miss Clara Kastenbudt was con
verted and on April 11, 1847, she became
the wife of Rev. Fiegenbaum.
Shortly after his conversion he felt
that he should enter the ministry, and
at once began preparations to dedicate
his life to the Master's cause, and in
3847 he was granted exporter's license,
and the following-year he was given the
Okoe, Illinois, charge, until the annual
meeting of conference, add his circuit
afterwards was extended and for several
years he preached as a circuit rder in
Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Northern
Iowa and Southern Minnesota, being in
the Rock River cooference and doing
the pioneer work among the Germans
in these various states. His home was
in Galena, III., having charge of the Ga
lena charge and for six years was pre
siding elder. During these eight years
he traveled mostly by buggy and horae
J)ack, and was often in danger of his life
from wild animals and Indians, which
were plentiful in this sparsely settled
country, but his zeal knew no limit,
fearing neither weather, beasts or
Indians, on he went, carrying the tidings
of Salvation to his fellow countrvmen.
who had come to America to build
thems-lves homes in our land of liberty.
From Galena he went to Wapello, Iowa,
where he served as presiding elder for
four years, then taking a three years'
charge at Pekin, another three at
Quincy, III , brought him into the folds
of the German conference, then known
as the Southwest. German conference.
By this conference he was sent as pre
siding elder to the Missouri district,
which extended over the western half of
Missouri, all of Nt braska, all of Kansas
and the west- half of Iowa. After serv-
1850 52. Muscatine, Iowa.
1852 60, Galena, 111.
1860 64, Wapello, Iowa, P. E.
1864 67, Pekin, 111.
1867 70, Quincy, III.
1870-72, St. Joseph, Mo.; P. K.
1872 75, Oregon, Mo.
1875-83, Presiding Elder, St. Joseph.
1883 86, St. Joseph.
1886 89, Sedalia.
While in Sedalia his health failed him
and he retired from active ministerial
work and returned to St. Joseph, where
he had made his home since 1870, and
where he lived up to the time of his
death thus giving 42 consecutive years
of labor in the ministry. In his early
day labors for the church, his circuits
covered large territory, which would
keep him .away from his family, for two
and three months at a time, and would
travel from place to place on, .horseback
or using canoe and snow shoes, and
frequently in the winter season would
be taken from one German settlement
to another in a sleigh,
He began his ministry when but 27
years of age, and during all these years
he, gave his life in extending the cause
of Christ and building up the church;
and although enfeebled, from age and
physical infirmities, he w:.s ever ready
to do what he could for his people. His
ambition through life was service for
the Master, and up to the last several
years he was sturdy, aotive, earnest al
ways working always busy. Even dur
ing bis retired years he was frquently
called upon to assist in revivals.
It is a remarkable co incident in the
history of this family; there were four
brothers and two sisters the brothers
were all ministers and the sisters mar
ried ministers. Father Fiegenbaum is
the first of the list to be called home by
Him who gave him being.
The brothers and Bistere are: Rev.
William Fiegenbaum, fidwardsville, 111
iuois, aged 80 years; Mrs. Katharine
Wellemeyer, Wan en ton, Missouai, aged
77 years; Rev. F. W. Fiegenbaum, Wa
thena, Kansas, aged 74 years; Mrs. Mica
Winter, of Kansas City, Missouri, aged
71 years; Rsv. Rudolph Fiegenbaum
Connell, Washington, aged 68 years.
The combined ages of the family that
are left, aggregate 370 years, something
very remarkable, surely, in one family.
His brother, Frederick W., and the two
sisters and his surviving children were
at his bedside when he died.
On April llth, 1847, Rev. Fiegenbaum
and Miss Clara Kastenbudt were united
in marriage in the city of St Louis, and
on Sunday, April 11, 1897, in their home
in St. Joseph, tbey celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary. The wed
ding was solemnized in the German M
church in that city, immediately fol
lowing the regular service. Their golden
wedding anniversary came on Palm
QnnnuO onf lthnuoli fiairinnr aanlia
togio.thfa?.ptrtwoye!ir8,h6jooktha Uae to
their early faith, wended their way
charge at Oregon, Mo , where he worked
successfully for three years, after which
he again became presiding elder of the
Missouri district, whose growth was so
rapid as to form two large districts in
themselves, ai.d by tbe year 1878 he
brought it before the Southern confer
ence at Warsaw. Illinois, Bishop Mer
rill, presiding. At that tim tbre were
but 37 ministers enrolled. Of these but
to the house of God, they found
the church a bower of palms. At
the close of the regular service, Rev.
Harmes, pastor in charge, called the
bridal party forward and seating them
befor the altar, delivered a touching and
fitting address to thm. Mrs. Dorothia
Lahman and Dr.Heinz, of 8t.Joeph, the
only living gu-sts and witnesses of the
ten tre now in actual service, twelve are marriage in 1847,were present on the 6c-
super annuated, and including Kev. cas on of the go den anniversary. Mother
Fiegenbaum, eleven have died. The Fiegenbaum died September 2, 1897,
conference included three nresidine
elders and 3,014 member. He lived to
see the fruit- of bis earlv work extend
until tbe conference today includes over
100 miniate s, four presiding elders and
8,000 members. The original conference
included i he state of Iowa, but since
has been transferred to St. L uis The
first session of the W-s conference was
held in the old rock and brick church
in St Joseph, on the same site now oc
cupied by tbe present German M B
church We here give Father Fieen-
baum'8 early fie.ds of labor in his Sav-
1848 50, Muscoutah, III.
only aew moot hs following their golden
The surviving children are Mrs. C. J.
Steinmetz, Mis-es Mary and Anna Fieg
erbium, of St. Joseph, aod Mrs. Tom
Curry, of Oregon. Ther are also 12
grand children and three great grand
The fun- ral was held from the Ger
man M E. church in St. Joseph, oo
Monday aft rt oon, January 16 1905, the
services being conduc ed by 'he pastor,
Rfv. G Becker, the interment being at
Asbla d cemetery.
"v ell done go d and faithful servant;
e t.ter thou into thn joy of thy Lord."
As stated in our columns last week,
circuit court took an adjournment on
Wednesday last to Monday of this week,
when it would take dp the will case
coming here from Flatte county by
change of venue. At the first trial
which was had at our April term, 1903.
before Judge Woodson, of St. Joseph,
acting for Judge Craig at the time, it
proved a highly sensational case. The
first trial ended in a victory for the
plaintiff, and the defense filed a motion
to set the verdict aside. During Octo
ber of that year, Judge Woodson came
and in an exhaustive review of the case
sustained the motion and set the ver
dict aside, hence a new trial. The case
has slowly dragged itself along since,
that time, until Monday of this week ,
when it was called, and the battle again
was on. The case is docketed as Ful
ton ys. Freeland.
William J. Fulton, the deceased,
made a will, giving all his property to .
his second wife, and in the event of her
death it was to go to Lizzie M. Pike,
daughter of Mrs. Fulton, No. 2, by a
former husband. Wm. Fulton's first
wife was Mary Hadley, by whom he
had one child, a son, James Fulton, the
plaintiff in this case. There were do
mestic troubles that ended in a divorce,
in which Mrs. Mary Fulton was divorc
ed in the spring of 1879. The son took
the side of his mother and has ever
since. It was sought to be brought
out that there were differences between
James and his father; that the son had
threatened his father; that the father
was afraid of his life; that James was
a constant annoyance to the elder Ful-.
ton. In the will, James is given one
dollar, and he now alleges that the wiU
in question was made under undue in
fluence from Mrs. Elsie Fulton, the de
fendant in this case, together with Free
land, the executor, defendant also in
Freeland was a clerk in Wm. Fultoo's
bank at one time, and was connected
with him in different capacities in a
business way. Wm. Fulton wm a tie
contractor dealing with tha railroad
Parkville, and was a larga- laad . "
Tbe plaintiff alss) claws that tfce, witf Sb
filed was not the kst will sf haftatfcsr;
that defendant had caised deceased t
becomettfljaaf fy? preyaldlcsd.' afff iosi'
him; that the deceased had prepared
another will, making substantial provis
ions for him. That such will had been
lost or destroyed, or is in the possession
of th defendants, who withold or con
ceal the same. The plaintiff is repre
sented by Chas. F. Bucher.of Savannah;
T. C. Dungan, of Oregon., and 6. W.
Wright, of Kansas City. The defense
was conducted by Francis Wilson, of
Platte county; John Kennish, of Mound
City; H. B Williams, of Craig, and by
Woodson J. Peery and A. M. Woodson,
of St. Joseph.
No time was lost in getting the case
under way, Sheriff Williams having the
jury ready, and on calling their names.
the following answered: E. A. Buck
minster, Lincoln; J. E. Hines, M In ton;
George Young, Nodaway; George Gas
kill, Union; Marion Wilson, Forbes;
Riley Swope, Benton; A. J. Lyons, For
est; Andy Tochterman, Lewis; James
Bucher, Lewis; Henry Weis, Lewis;
Andy Burrier, Lewis; Charles Cowan,
On Thursday the case came to a close
by the jury returning a verdit for the
defendant, but not until they were com
pelled to do so. Although sworn to try
the cause, they returned a verdict con
trary to their convictions, the court, hav
ing instructed the jury to find for the de
fendant. The jury notwithstanding the
court's instructions twice returned a
verdict for the plaintiff, aod each time
they were required to retire, as the ver
dicts were contrary to instructions
the third. time the verdict was in ac
cordance with instructions, but to our
mind not in accordance:with their oaths
C. C. Narans has removed to town
on account of his wife's health.
J. P. Tucker, editor of the Parkville
Gazette, and one of the very best coun
try publishers in our state, gave us a
friendly call this week, while in attend
ance as a witness in the Fulton Freeland
will case, he having been a wit ness to
the making of the will. We always en
joy meeting him, not only for his con
geniality, but for his excellent news
"Bill," Ferguson went into Hinde's
drug store, Wednesday of .this week.and
while there concluded, to wash his
hands. He went imo the rear room
and seeing a crock with some water in
it, proceeded to clean up. It was only a
moment, when he discovered that it
whs "loud and strong" .and "Bill's"
hands were cleaner than they had been
since he wa a baby. He had washed
in a crock full of dissolved crvs alized
carbolic acid, and as a consequence hie
hands we e badly burned and blistered.
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