Stnfce Ilislorioal Society
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OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1905.
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Arrival and Departure of Mails at the
Postoifi.ee, Oregon, Mo.
7:40 a.m. For Omaha ant intermediate
points, and all points north, east
1S:10 p. m. For all points north, south, east
and west, except Tarkio and
S :45 a. m. For St. Joseph and intermediate
3 :30 p. m. For New Point only.
lS:ea.m. Helwijr supplied by Rural Car
rier, Route No. 2.
:25 p. m. For Villisca, north, mail to all
points north, east, south and
west, except intermediate be
tween Forest ity and St. Joseph.
12:46 m. For all points north, south, east
and west. Mail made up at 8:00
9:10 a.m. Omaha Mails from all points,
north, east, south and west.
tO:SO a. m. Villisca and Tarkio Valley
branches. Mails from north
e:ist, south and west.
1 :30 a. m. From New Point only.
3:15 p. m. Main line K. C, St. Joe. & C. B.
Malls from all points, north
south, enst and west.
6 :00 p. m. From St. Joseph.
e:ooa. m. Rural Route No. 2, leaves. Re
turns at 4:00 p. m.
le:eo u. m. Rural Route, No. 1, leaves. Re
turns, 4:00 p. m.
9:45 si. m. Rural Route, No. 3, leaves. Re
turns at 4:00 p. m.
8:30 a. ni. Main line, K. C.St. Joe & C. B.
Mail from all points.
Mails are made up promptly 15 minutes be
fore departing time.
New Point mail arrives and departs daily
Mail to Fortescue, Rulo and points on the
B & M. in Nebniska 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 line of K. 0., St. Joe. & C. B.
-north and south, ure made up and depart at
the same time, for day train, 12:10 p. m.
Convenes first Monday In January; fourth
Mondays in April and August.
William 0. Ellison, circuit judge.
Ivan Blair, prosecuting attorney.
George 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, presiding judge.
George W. Cotten, Judge 1st district.
Henry E. Wright, judge of 2d district.
Enoch A. Welty, clerk of county court.
F L. Zeller, deputy county clerk.
County Board of Health.
Jacob Wehrli, president.
George W. Cotten.vice-presldent.
W. O. Proud, county physician.
Enoch A. Welty, secretary.
County Board of Education.
A. R. Coburn,, Oregon.
W. W. Gallaher, Mound City.
Alberta O. Green, Craig.
Collector of Revenue, Nicholas Stock.
County Treasurer, George W. Cummins.
Recorder of Deeds, Robert Callow.
Commissioner of Schools, A. R. Coburn.
Public Administrator, M.D . Walker.
Superintendent of Poor, SebournOarson.
Surveyor, Wm. M. Morris.
Asssessor, Will Fitzmaurice.
Can you guess the denomination of
the Little Bird? They say Feathers
make the Bird. Bunker has your place.
A New Amazonia.
The great Burlington system has al
ready begun work on improvements at
Amazonia, tbe extent of which is not
known at present That eventually
thousands of dollars will be spent there
For months it has been quiet ly buy
ing up land in that vicinity until now
i hey own about 60 acres, bought gener
ally in small tracts at prices ranging
from 160 to 8125 per acre.
The plans of the road now seem to be
to make th wide expanse of bottom
lands now owned by the road in the vi
cinity of Amazonia, a great storage 'of
fice for its rolling stock. Amazonia is
so situated that this can be done witn
out the great expense that is attached
to such an establishment in St Jteph.
At the s .me time it is located just at
the d.stribu ing oiut of the Burling
ton's enormous wes em and northwest
A turntable has already been put in,
and it is said that the plans now con
template storage traces with a capacity
of 2,000 cars. Around house with six
stalls will be built as soon as work can
b'gin in the early spring. An inter
locking switch 8 stem with 32 levers has
already been instituted.
There may be much more of this tort
of work in contemplation, but these
facts are sufficient in themselves to show
that a uew Amazonia is about to arise
in southwest Andrew and we are all
glad of it. Savannah Republican.
The Good Roads Fund.
House Bill No. 6, now in the bands of
the committer on roads and highways,
' That all moneys paid into the good
roads fund, whether from fees arising
from the inspection of coal oil or other
illuminating fluids; by grant, gift or de
vise; by appropriation out of the general
revenue fund; or, from any other source
whatever, shall be appropriated at each
biennial session of the legislature, to be
distributed, by the person whose duty
it shall be to distribute the school
moneys, to the different counties of the
state and the city of St. Louis, accord
ing to the enumeration of school chil
dren at the next preceding enumeration,
to be used in the construction of maca
damized or graveled roads, and for no
other purpose whatever: Provided, that
no money belonging to the good roads
fund shall be paid to any county or the
city of St. Louis except upon a warrant
drawn by tbe treasurer of such county
or city upon the treasurer of this state,
which warrant shall certify that the
county court has appropriated a like
amount, or that a like amount has been
subscribed in such county or city to bo
used for a similar purpose; and when
any county or city fails for a period of
two years to draw its pro rata share of
the good roads fund, such undrawn
portion shall revert to the good roads to
be again appropriated as is provided for
in this act.
C. H. Rhodes, of Topeka, the well
known poultry expert, was here for a
day or two last week, and made a scor
ing on the R. B. Bridgeman chickens;
the White Wyandottes.
HEAVY REAL ESTATE DEALS.
Holt County Transfers Pass the Mil
lion Mark, but Not a Boom.
Line upon line und precept upon pre
cept are necessary to warn the people
against the d ingers of speculat-on. Es
pecially is this wan ing needed at this
time, when prosperity is tak ng on a
new lease of life. That mysterious
thmg we call "co fidenee" has been "re
stored," and confidence breeds the spec
ulative spirit. Now is the time to
launch our enterprise, say the adven
turous. Crops have heen good. Rail
road earnings are large. Iron and sJeel
ft low range of prices are active. Busi
ness is on firm footing. Farmers are
getting out of debt,. The banks are full
It is time to make money, sa
the frenzied financiers. "Good times"
is the s gnal for ao inebriety of optim
ism. And so there is a I ig bulg1 of
stocks on Wall Street. We are mercur
ial people. The temperment of the aver
ane American is speculation. In no
o her country in the world do the peo
so desire to get rich soquickly. Thewide
awnke ride the top of a wave of pr sper
ity, like a swimming cork. And we for
get easily. We remember but dimly the
boom and its reaction -the crisis. A
panic speedily becomes ancient his'ory.
Wall Street does not contain all the
good forgetters. In our anxiety to rob
the future of it profits, we forget the re
suits that followed recklessness.
Go slow! Do not permit the prospect
of favorabln conditions and the excess
of enthusiasm to sweep you off your
feet. This year ought to be a great year
for busi cess if sanity shall govern busi
transactions. Be content with normal
growth. Mushroom methods cannot
give permanency. Go slow and be care
ful. Over one million dollars' worth of real
estate has been sold in Holt county dur
ing the year 1904. Practically all of it
was sold to th s- who desired to increase
their holdings In a few instances sales
were made to those who have come here
to make their homes. There has been
no boom or speculation in the land deals
of the year just passed. The prices ob
tained have been satisfactory and main
tained at the high range that have pre
vailed the past three years. The season of
greatest activity in land is from about
October 1st to March 1st. During this
time the bujers "look around" and se
lect their lands. After they have bought
they usually secure a contract for a deed
by paying about 10 per cent of the pur
chase price Hnd the balance on or before
the first of the next succeeding March,
when full warranty deed is given and
possession taken by the new owner
After this they settle down to the solid
business of farming and planning their
work in the hope of a fruitful harvest.
It is a noticeable fact that fully one
third of the sales were made for cash.
The older men, who are selling their
lands are a class moving to the country
towns to settle and live on the compe
tency obtained by the eale of their farms,
and the oung or middle aged class are
either increasing their acreage or are
selling acd reinvesting and moving to
adjoining counties or other states
It is difficult to predict how high the
present prices of land may go. With
land in the Platte Purchase capable of
producing almost anything that will
grow out of doors, and in fact almost
every kind of cereal and grass that is
raised in the same latitude, it would not
seem exaggerated to predict that prices
in those counties composing t'e Platte
Purchase will soon equal prices obtained
anywhere in the middle west.
It has come to be a matter of general
knowledge that the citizenship of the
territory participating in this movement
has been greatly benefitted by the in
coming of land buyers. The shiftless
farmer is being gradually weeded out,
and either gone out of the business of
farming or moved to some other locality
and more prosperous and better fitted
successors have taken his place. This
class of farmers is becoming more pro
ficient in its calling than ever before,
and is receiving help from the United
States Department of Agriculture.
This bureau issues bulletins that may
be bad for the asking, on every conceiv
able subject of interest to a farmer.
The agricultural colleges and stations
throughout the country are also actiye
in the effort to aid the farmer and get
good results. New and improved farm
machinery are constantly introduced,
new methods, new grass seeds, new cer
eals have been distributed. Conditions
have been more thoroughly studied than
ever before. There has been a combina
tion of intelligent study and fruitful ap
plication resulting in the raising of
larger crops than was ever believed pos
sible. In November, 1903, a gentleman from
Iowa came down among us and pur
chased 174 acres of Missouri bottom
land, paying $6,96092,000 in cash, giv-
a trust deed to secure the balance of 84,
9G0. In a very short time he sold 20
acres off of the tract for $800. and from
the farm and this sale paid his debt
down to Sl.080 He then sold 74 acres
of the land fur 86,000 in cash, leaving
him 85,500 cash and 80 acres of the
original 174 acres free from any incum
brance. B-Iow we give the record of transac
tions for the ear 1904:
WARRANTY AND QUIT CLAIM.
January 59 S 129,600
February 7G 170,762
March 117 455.681
Ap.il ; 43 75.3 .9
May 43 81,771
Jun- 40 47,897
July 34 5(5,278
August 21 13,490
September 35 57,696
October ,64 101.917
November 44 54.5S5
December 62 88,704
No. Value Releases
January 38. . . .8 46.171. . . .8 29,253
February. .. 63.... 130.790.... 97,147
March 91.... 321.894.... 134.463
April 47.... 63,524.... 23.620
May 31.... 59,416.... 29,874
June 16.... 14.148.... 12.8M
July 21.... 37.273... 11,340
August 15 ... 11,675.... 11,303
September.. 30 ... 37,615.... 32,000
October 34 ... 50,175.... 26,537
November... 22... 31,245.... 45,849
December... 37.... 45,241 ... 18,235
445 8854,167 8472,418
Average value of each warranty, 82,
153. Average value of each trust deed, $1,
926. Average value of each relea e, 81,349.
The following is the record of war
ranty, trust deeds and releases filed
vVarranty Trust Releases
1896....$ 441,707 $862,565 $208,865
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 408342
1904.... 1,373,700 854,167 472,414
The. bank deposits also show a most
prosperous condition among the people
of Holt. Tbe largest amount on hand
at the time of making the statements by
the various banks were as follows:
1896, August $ 457.742
1897, October 598.133
1898, December 737,215
1899, September 842.782
1900, February 840,926
1901, November 1,202,342
1902, November 1,279,851
1903, March 1,500,687
1904, December 1,132,427
Below will be found a list of the
largest deals made during the year 1904,
involving $5,000 or over:
Allen, M F, to A J Jamison $ 1 1,000
Allen, Geo H to J W Squire . . . 6,373
Alkire, Wm J to Ira Alkire 5,000
Batman, OD to W H Weight
Batman, O D to Geo Glick 5,600
Boring, C E to Jerry Rowlett. . . 10 562
Blazer, Hiram to Elmer J Crider 11,850
Banker. Geo W to 0 H Thomas. 5,600
Bridgeman, J F to J H Newton. 5,850
Broad Guage Mer Co to J R Col-
Blazer. Hiram to H M Blazer. . . 7,200
BlaUi, Mary to Joseph Weis 5,097
Busby, 1 N to F E Brooke 8,000
Catron, Christopher to D S Cat
Canon, Sarah E to Chas A
Cottier, Robert to Harrison
Carson, Gary to J M Norvell .... 5,200
Canon. Wm to T E Haynes 20,000
Connett, A J to Geo W Banker. 6,600
Cox, E G to F A Gillispie 8,800
Dankers, H A to Henry Naber.. 5,150
Davis, Jno W to A J Buntz 6,400
Decker Albert P to Precilla
Foster, Chas to Bettie Wicker
sham etal 10,000
Gordon, B F to Albert P Decker 8,400
Gleason, Jno to Conrad Ideker.. 7,100
German, Isaac to Ab Loucks 7,200
Gunn, W C to Jno N Wise 11,057
Gunn, W C to E Vandeventer. .. 5.000
Griffith, Sirum to Isaac D
Huffman, F M to David Miller.. 8,100
Heltzel, J H to J S Nauman .... 5,754
Hodges, Minnie to Chas Geiger. 5.000
Hunter, T M to Allie H Bond. .. 5.000
Intermill, John to G W Lentz. . . 5,000
Kneale, Frank to Arthur Brown 13,000
Keller, Sarah E to Jacob A
Knapp, Geo W to Spencer Re
Kneale Clara to Chas R Nevins. 6,880
Lower, Peter to Jas Fries 12,360
Meadows, Lemuel A to Marvin
P Meadows 5,600
Meyer, Rufus to Polly E Bos
well Mann, P W to Mod- Mors"
Minion, Jno L to Jas A Duke...
Metzgar, Harrison to Virginia
Morgan, Jas B to W C Gunn. . .
Miller, Edwin E to M P McCul
lough McKenzie, W E to J H Whitsell
McCulIoch M P to Ed E Miller.
Norvell, J M to Jas Baccus
Newton, J H to M P McCulIoch
Prdon, A R to Wm J Hoppel..
Parker, J S to Peter L L . er . . .
Prxisewater, Sam to V:m Praise
water Payne, J B to J W Payne
Perkins, Margaret E to Felix
Pardon, A P to Sarah A Fisher.
Pennel, Hugh to Wm Pennel...
Quick, Geo to McKee & Bilby..
Redraon.W E to Rosa A H -grefe
Rayhill, Jacob to C W Lukens. .
Rutidle, M A to A F Henderson.
Rorebeck, Minnie to W C Gunn.
Rayhill, Jacob to J os 'Hodgin . . .
Ruhl, Frank to Wm Simmons..
Scott. A If to J W Squire
Squire, Jno W to S A Beason. . .
Squire, J W to H Martenson
Squire, J W to Chas Sandell... .
Stults, Geo to J A Iddings
Squire, J W toSoren Monek
Squire, J W to S W Shirley
Smallwood, D P to Fred Kaempf.
Squire, J W to Chas Sandel....
Tritt, J D to Linn Derr
Taylor, Nancy J to F B and J E
Taylor, Green B to Chas E Metz
Vogel, Ed to Benj Wood
W H and J M Weightman to O
Williams.Homer to D M Martin.
Yount, Chas H to J E Chuning.
Zachary, Frank to G L Hayes. ..
A SAD HONEYMOON.
Burlington Freight Brakeman Killed
, and Body is Terribly Mangled.
With the top of his head torn away,
the face cut and mangled beyond recog
nition, both arms severed above the el
bows by the wheels of a Burlington paa
senger train at Nodaway, Wednesday
morning, January 25, 1905, the body of
E. T. Parkinson, a Burlington freight
man, was taken to a St. Joseph under
taking room and prepared for burial.
Parkison is said to have crossed the
main track in front of the passenger
train to get to his freight train, which
was siding at Nodaway. His body and
lower limbs were not mangled.
There is a pathetic sadness in the
death of this young man, and fate seems
to have been against him. On Novem
ber 14th, 1904, while unloading freight
at Mound City, Parkinson had one of
his feet badly mashed by a barrel of
liquor falling upon it, and while he bore
his suffering bravely, he felt more keen
ly the injury because the accident would
necessarily postpone his wedding day,
which on account of previous accideols
bad been thrice postponed. But with
the coming holiday season he had so far
recovered thath s marriage was consum
mated during the Christmas week, and
now the Christmas bride is to day a
b'oken hearted widow. He had just be
gun house keeping in St. Joseph, and
was greatly esteemed by his fellow work
A Successful Flying Machine.
After years of unsuccessful efforts by
some of the world's greatest scientists,
it appears that the Wright Brothers, of
Dayton, O., have solved the problem of
the flying machine. Accounts of a suc
cessful test made by them appeared in
the papers last summer, and it seems
that they are making rapid strides to
ward perfecting their invention.
We quote the following from a letter
from their father, Bishop Milton
Wright, of Dayton, to his niece, Mrs
"Wilbur, on November 9th, celebrated
Roosevelt's election by a flight of nearly
three miles, in five minutes, and Orville
did the same December 1st. I was
there. They are improving their engine
and will put the experience of 1904 into
a new machine by April."
The boys are not using the balloon,
but are making a real flying machine,
one that supports itself in the air with
out any support from a gas bag. They
deserve all the more credit for their
work, since tbey are doing it entirely
unaided. They own and operate a bi
cycle factory and their studies and ex
periment in aerial navigation have been
conducted at odd times as a recreation.
On account of the sickness of E. A.
Brown, of Bigelow, the commissioners
of Drainage District, No. 1, met at
Bigelow, Friday, Jan. 27, 1905, and re
elected W. F. Vance, Drain Cci mis
sioned Mr. Vance will have superin
tendence of the entire drainage work.
AT THE STATE CAPITAL.
What Is Being Done at Jefferson.
City by Our Legislature.
Editors Sentinel: We can hardly
have anything of interest to write home
because the metropolitan papers tell
more than we ourselves know about
what is going on here.
Monday was rather a busy day in the
House. The two bills which occupied
most time today was the Audobon So
ciety's bill, to protect the birds and
game. This bill was prepared by the
combined interests of horticulture, agri
culture, sportsmen, humane societies
and Audobon societies. It protects the
game birds and tish from slaughter, and
creates a state game and fish warden at
a salary of 82,000 per year. It went to
engrossment in the House Monday of
Another bill which caused much dis
cu-sion was that prohibi ing baseball
and football 00 Sunday. The representa
tives of the mining districts and the
cities pleaded for their population to get
a breath of fresh air at a Sunday base
ball game. There was, on the other
hand, some serious charges, of the seri
ously demoralizing effect of Sunday
baseball upon the youth of both sexes
in this state. This bill also W9nt to en
grossment by a snull majority.
The House bill providing for county
superintendents instead of county com
missioners passed the House a few days
House bill 00 cumpulsory education
came up Monday afternoon, and after
some sharp speeches it was made a spe
cial order of business for Tuesday. Th
usual hour for assembling is 10 o'clock.
The main objection urged against it waa
that, if this bill should become a law,
the state would have to furnish text
books for children attending private or
parochial schools. The bill provides
that children between. tbe ages of 8 and
14 years shall be compelled to attend
somo public, private or parochial day
school not less tbao three-fourths of ths
entire time said school, is in session, and
providrs for truant officers in cities.
Many petitions have fcasc received and
rend before the legislature asking for
the passage of this sill. The b.il will
probably be engrossed, by a vote of ths
There are now introduced in th
House abost 4f5 bills, :
The vote for United States senator is
taken every day. at. noon.-. .The senators
file into the House .two.by.two and sit on
extra chairs provided for them. There
were many paired Monday : and the vote
was therefore light. There seems, a
yet, no sign of a break in tbe deadlock
and no solution has been offered.
All that so desire .will go over to
Columbia Saturday. A special train on
the M., 4T. railway, which is said to
cost the citizeos of Columbia $800, takes
the legislators over there in the morning
and brings them back at night.
Mr. Lemon, of Nodaway, received a
telegram one day last week that his
mother was dead, and he immediately
went to the funeral in Illinois.
Our Senator, T. J. Warnall, has been
tick and at home for several days. He
just returned tonight. He is not well
yet scarcely able to be up.
The thirteenth ballot for United
States senator was had on Wednesday,
resulting as follows: Niedringhaus, 72;
Cockrell, 78; Kerens, 12; Pettijohn, 2;
Finklenburg, 1; Gilmore, 1. Necessary
for a choice, 84.
So far as I know, the most of the
Platte Purchase representation here are
well. Yours very truly,
Harry M. Dungan.
Jefferson City, January 3 J, 1905
The coal man smiles the thermom
eter touched 23 below zero, Thursday
morning, of this week, February 2, 1905
This is the fourth time the register
has touched the 23 mark, the other
dates being Feb. 3, 1856; Dec. 31, 1863;
and Jan. 1,1864. The coldest ever expe
rienced here was on January 18, 1857,
the needle touching 30 degrees below
zero. Mr. Ground Hog made his ap
pearance on the 2d and seeing his
shadow.retired to his abiding place.after
an extended conference with Bob. Ru
ley and John Keeves, entering into an
agreement with them to let them have
six more weeks in which to sell coal.
George Adolph, and he is strictly
reliable, too, reports seeing a genuine
robbin, one day, this week, and that the
little fellow was just as lively and full
of song as when they make their first
appearance in the spring. We hope
that this bird's appearance this early
will prove a sure harbinger of spring
and that spring will come soon and stay
with us forever.
The Christian Endeavors, of the
Christian church, will observe "Endeav
or Day" next Sunday evening, at 7:30
o'clock. The offering is for foreign mis
sions. See the program in another col
umn of this paper.
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