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Sift Sr fi jif a 2? f we null strafe Jpttiittfl MTH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, AUGUST 28,1908. NUMBER 16. WHO DID THE BLOODY DEED. GOING TO OUND CITY. FOR FORTV YEARS. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Oren Celebrated Their Forty Years of Married Life. The Body of John Pyle Found Dead Believed to Have Been Murdered. AU GUST k- 32"rW I SUN.I MON.I TUE.I WEP.1 THU.I FRI. SAT!! fw" I j I I I 1 1 ' 4 3 4 5 6 7 8 ' 1 1 311) 11 12 13 M15 V 16 17 18 19202122 5x2 HOLLAND Death of Edmund Anibal. Edmund Anibal was born in Pulton county, New York, June 11th, 1844, and died at hie home in Craig, August 21, 1908, aged G4 years, 11 months and 7 days. His father's name was Robert Anibal and his mother's maiden name was Katherine Eglin. There were six children in the family, three boys and three girls. Both the other boys pre ceded their brother, Edmund, to the spirit world, and only the two girls, Mrs. Kate Brown and Mrs. Mary Beecher, both of New York, now remain. Mrs. Laura Demorest died at Atchison, Kan sas, about seven years ago, she having resided in this county in the early 70's. Mr. Anibal was, throughout his life, a great reader and a close student of all the affairs of life. His parents were poor and so he, a stirriug farmer boy, worked his way through college, attending first the Janesville Academy and later, Union College, at the city of Schenec- teday. Mr. Anibnl came west in 1SG4, ; and taught one term ot school near Chicago. I The next year, 1806, he went to Kan sas, and taught school near Hiawatha. In 1SG7 he came to Holt county, Mis souri, and located in the bottom south west of where Fortescue now stands. Here he taught school for seven consec utive years, the Minton boys, the Alkire boys and many others having attended these terms of school. It was while teaching here that he met and married his wife, a Miss Phoebe Hinkle. Of this union thero were born Ave children, three of whom died in infancy and but one of whom survives their father. One daughter, Miss Laura, grew to sweet womanhood and became the wife of L. L. Teare, of Craig, but was soon there alter called home. She departed this life July 19th, 1897, and her mother fol lowed six years later, on June 29th, 1903. In 1874, Mr. Anibal was employed as principal of the Bigelow schools and taught there for live consecutivo years, during two of which years he was elected and held the otlice of County School j Commissioner. His duties in this office were performed in a manner entirely satisfactory to the people of Holt county. In 1S78 or '79 ho engaged in the drug business at Bigelow, and later on re moved to Craig and entered the same business there. At Craig he was in part nership with David D. Perkins, lately deceased. In 1SS9 Mr. Anibal and Mr. Perkins formed a general partnership in the general merchandise business at Craig, and this continued until both their deaths. On March 4th, 1S71, Mr. Anibal became a member of the A. F. & A. M. at Forest City, and lived in said brotherhood during the remainder of his natural life. In 1S70 he joined the M. E. church, south, and during the years since that time did a great deal for the encouragement and advancement of the j interests of Christianity. His malady was cancer, which first appeared to affect him some fifteen years ago, and to cure which he used every honest exertion and spent many honest dollars. Holt county has lost a splendid citizen in the death of Mr. Anibal, and a void is thus created that will be indeed , hard to Oil. The funeral services were held Sunday last, at the M. E. church of Craig and were conducted by the Rev. O'Brien, of the M. E. church south, the funeral being in charge of Forest City Masonic j lodge, H. E. Dungan, Dr. Jonas Whit- mer and Judge G. W. Murphy, of this city, representing Oregon lodge. The interment was in the New Liberty cem etery. School Notes. There were a large number of teachers taking examinations last Friday ai.d Saturday at Maitland. The number of certificates issued in- I eluding renewals, was as follows: First grade, S; second grade, 8; third grade, 15. j Several grades were made in approved summer scho Is. and the personal of the teachers is rapidly improving. A better class of teachers will command and receive better wages. The standard by which a teacher should be measured is the ability to inspire pupils to higher things. The one who can do that is cheap at any price; the one who can't is dear at any price. 2sow the time has arrived for the be ginning of school, it is the duty of the directors to see that the school house is put in thorough repair; the weeds cut; the wells and cisterns thoroughly cleaned and made safe, and all the sur roundings made healthful and inviting Weeds and impure water breed disease. They should employ ajanitor and hold him responsible for the condition of the school house and grounds. They should set aside from 5 cents to 20 cents per- pupil enumerated, for library purposes. G. W. Reavis, County School Commissioner. Where They Will Teach. The following teachers took examina tious at Maitland last Friday and Satur day, and they will teach the following schools A few have not yet closed con tracts Name. Postoffice. Where teach Mary Whitmer. . .Oregon . . . Washington Missouri Kelley Oregon Richville Dayse Rostock . . . Oregon . . . Washington Bonnie Green Oregon Chambers Cora Kramer Oregon Marion Prudie Armack.. .Mound City.. .Center Ruth Melvin Mound City Nellie Donan Mound City Laura Strobol. ..Mound City L. Zeliff. ..Mound City. ..Walnut Grove Kate Wells Mound City...Fortes2ue Pearl Davis Maitland Ned Crider. . .Maitland Squaw Creek Fannie Roberts. . .Maitland Pine Hill Vesta Morris .... Maitland Estella Davis Craig Erma Cray Craig May Lippold. ..Forest Ccity. ..Idlewilde Dolly Martin Forest City Pearl Schaffer. .Forest City Bonnie Hardman. .Forest City II. A. Bowles.. .Forest City... Burr Oak Ralph Stith visited in Wathena and Highland, Kas., this week, guest of rela tives and friends. Before a man goes into politics he should hire someone to stay about the premises and do the chores. It is the opinion of many living in the neighborhood of John Pyle, thai anoth er foul murder has been committed in our county. John Pyle. aged about .70 years, has been living alone, on a farm owned by mmet Hner, situated about four miles south of Corning, ana four miles west of Craig, was found dead at his home Sun day tnorniue last, August 21), 190S. He had been missing since the Tuesday pre vious, when ho was seen last by Mr. Haer. On Monday morning Mr. Haer concluded to go to the h.mie of his ten ant, and inquire after him. On arriving at the place, he found the door locked, and in looking throuch the window he saw Pyle's body lying on the floor, nar his eqting table. Mr. Haer obtained his entrance by raising one of the windows. On approaching the body he found it in a badly decomposed condition, with a double barreled shot gun laying across the body one barrel empty the other loaded, and from the dust upon the gun, and cobwebs in both barrels, thero was every evidence that it had not been used for weeks or months. lie found the door locked, and no key in the lock. From the position of the body, and a chair lying on the floor near the body, it was evident he had fallen from the chair, which was near the table, where he had undoubtedly eaten his last meal. It is the general opinion of the people in that section that he hi.d been shot by some one while sitting at this table, and a shot gun undoubtedly used, as the. shot entered the base of the brain just back of the left ear, and a close exami nation by a coroner's jury showed that the shot was fired at close range, as the Bhot were well bunched, but far away enough to prevent any powder burns. He was the owner of a revolv and he carried a pocket book, and usually car ried some S40 or 350 in money with him. A close examination revealed the fact that these were missing. On discovering the body Mr. Haer at once notified a justice of the peace and the people. A jury was summoned, an inquest was held, and the jury returned a verdict that death was caused by being shot by some person or persons unknown to the jury. He lived alone, and nothing is known of his family; a widower, with a daugh ter living in Kansas who was tele graphed, but had not been heard from. Public Administrator Walker was noti fied, who went to the scene Monday, made an inventory of the effects of the deceased, and made interment of the body in the Corning cemetery. It has developed that for the past two weeks, Pyle had had a party stopping with him, and this party has not been seen for a few days prior to the discov ery of the body. They Voted No. By a vote of nearly four to one, the farmers of Nodaway county voted down the proposition at their election Tues day of last week, proposing the bonding of the county for 375,000 for the purpose of building and improving the bridges of the county. As a general proposition no more re pulsive proposition can possibly be, made to the farming class, than that of bond ing, or in other words placing a mort gage upon their farms, in the form gof a bonded debt, which usually runs for years, and especially is this the case in regard to the erection of public build ings, etc. Holt county at one time had a bonded debt of 375,000 and it took thirty years to get the people released from this debt. Out of sixteen precincts in Nodaway county, but one gave a majority for the bonds, and this precinct, North Jeffer son, gave a majority of only 8. The proposition was defeated by fully 1,200. This should be the way the people of Holt should vote on the county seat removal, and we believe they will do it E. Clark and Fred Miller, both of Clarinda, Iowa, together with two other parties were arrested at Maitland for shooting craps They were each fined 325, and in default went to jail. George Hornecker, induced Rev. Tonat on Saturday last to go out to his home in Nodaway township, and take a hunt with him before he left for other fields, and it was readily accepted, and he went out, and he and George wont to the woods, for squirrels, and after a few hours' hunting they returned to the Hornecker home about noon, and there they found eome forty members and friends of the Nodaway German church had gathered in honor of their pastor and family who would soon leave them. The tables were nicely decorated, and loaded with goood things to eat. It was a happy occasion in every way. sax L ; Building- a Foot Bridge From the Itoad to the Railroad Track That People Could Walk From the Tarkio to the Railroad Station. MOUND CITY-BIG ELOW ROA D ,i UXE S TO IS. mas. "Last Thursday evening (July 6, 1S99,) between the hours of 0:30 and 9 o'clock, .Mound City was visited bv one of the most violent downpours of ram, accompanied bv high wp.ci- rific. It was the worst storm that has visited thi3 t-ection for jeaw. By S o'clock the water was ruunine over the lfve-s. compelling the electric light works to phut down, as the water soon st od four feet deep in the power house, and only lacked two inches of reaching the dynamo Th cay wells v ere also filled with muddy water which necessitnted their being the bridge gave way. and the water rushing through the gap thus made with such force as to completely demolish E H. Pottt-r's machine shop, and his residence raised from its foundation, two sides ton; away, turned completely- around and deposited near the canning factory. Frf d Vnndeventer's barn whs also raised from its foundation and deposited in sections in acorn field a half mile west of town. In the MAIN PART OF TOWN the water rushed down State street in such a volume as to run over the sidewalks and in consequence the air walls in front of Harmon & McKee's drug store gave way filling their cellar full of muddy water. The south wall of the Parker & Wright's building also caved in filling their cellar with mud and water. The two livery barns in the south part of town also that of Lewis & Elton were compelled to vacate on account of the large amount of water which came do-1 n from the surrounding hills Jeffersoninn July 13, 1899. "Rescuing parties were formed and families on the low lands were taken to places of safety. About thirty yards of track between this city and Bigelow being washed out. The residendts of West Sixth street, who thought their houses were above high water mark found tbev were mistaken Water was up to the windows in the Jack Meek's bouse. All the sidewalks from the railroad to Fifth street were washed out. The water in Mrs. McQuis'en's residence stood three or four fet deep." Mound City New?. July 14, 1899. Sunday and Sunday night, J one i th. 1903, fully four inchesof rain fell at Mound City. Monday the Sth, the Mound City-B'gelow road from the Tarkio west was impassible, and the mail was taken as far as the Tarkio, and by a foot bridge it was taken man back to the railroad track and along this track to Bigelow. No vehicles went over this piece of road from June 8 till the 19th; thus being irapass able for ten consecutive days. Had the county seat been at Mound City, the peo ple of Bigelow, xMinton, West Union and Lincoln townships ior these ten days would have been completely shut out from the county seat. On Saturday, July 1th, Fred Beal and Elmer Proffit were from the Tark to Bigelow; they were charged 50 cents each for being carried from Mound City to the Tarkio, and this reminds us of the following which was printed in the Forest City Journal in March, 1P00: "The hack fare between Mound City and Bigelow is 50 cents. A man '-ught road a second time." SEVENTY-FIVE CAR LOADS. This Season's Crop of Peaches, With the Exception of That of 1906, the Largest in Many Years. With the exception of 190G this sea son's peach crop in this immediate local ity is the largest in many years and im mense quantities of the fruit are being shipped from here daily. Most of the fruit is marketed in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota, where the crop i& short this year. So far this season the Champion has been gathered in largest quantities, but next week the golden luscious Elberta will be shipped in large quantities, but not so large as the Champion. The Champion is the favorite of our grow ers, believing it to be the most reliable for shipment, retaining its colorings and flavor the best. Some 65 car loads of Champions have thus far been shipped, and the prevail ing price b.HS been 31.00 per crate of six baskets to the crate. As there are about 300 crates to the car, it means something like 19,500 crates shipped from the peach orchards within a radius of a few miles of Oregon, and principally from the orchards of S. N. Bucher, the Murrays, Wm. Pennel, James Kelley, Jno Able and Mr. Spurrier. The price paid will net the growers about GO cents per crate or about 311,700 to these few growers, "ne largest snipper was ivjr. Bucher, some 3.U0O crates: the next toe Murrays with 7,000. W. W. Wogan. contractor for the I building of The Oregon Pnterurban Rail way, is now at work on the south end of the road, and is working at the Davis cut, with forty teams and a large force of men. Thus two large forces are at work, one at each end of the line, and Mr. Wogan feels confident with suitable weather that he will be able to have the road ready for the rolling stock within the 100 days time, as specified in the contract. and an electrical uispiav thst was ter pum: ed out. The levee at the west end of passengers on the hack line and had to walk to be prosecuted for travelling over the NOT Mm DOING. The August Term of Our Circuit Court Now Grinding-. Circuit court was calk d Monday , and Judge Ellison, jurors and officers were on hand to do business but Judge Elli son informed all the interested parties, that owing to his having a very sick daughter at home, he would not be able to preside during the week, but inform ed the parties that Judge Peery, of Al bany, Mo., would be here on Wednesday to hear the case of Bridge vs. Johnson, and warned the parties to be ready for business. He also stated that he had secured the Hon. Judge C. A. Mossman, of St Joseph, who would be here on Thursday, and take up the docket in regular order, and that if his daughter's condition would warrant, he would be here Monday next to preside. Judge Peery, of Albany, having been chosen to hear the Ridge-Johnson case arrived promptly and on Wednesday morning the case was called, and is now being heard as we go to press. The fol lowing constitute the jury: II. E. Kreek, Geo. W. Norrs, E. F. Leach, William Kollmer, F. S. Rostock, Robert Mont gomery, John Anderson, 11. U. r unr man, J. M. Sinclair, George Hornecker, Alex. Gray and Fritz Ideker. Judge Ellison, on tho application of the prosecuting attorney, ordered a grand jury, ana the following were summoned: F. E. Burnett. Benton. Elmer Hunter, Clay. J. T. Gelvin, Forest. B. J. Hilley, Hickory. J. F. Bucher, Lewis. T. T. Wilson, Bigelow. E. A. Roselius, Lincoln. Conrad Ideker, Union. M. C. Browning, Liberty, .las. Iddings, Nodaway. Albert Markt, Forbes. W. J. Alkire, Minton. Mrs. George Meyer, of Mound City, and her interesting little ones, have been spending the week at the home of Pa and Ma Thomas Frye. Last Saturday. August 22, 11)03, was the fortieth anniversary of the marriage of our worthy townspeople, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Oren, but they didn't know it, and being Missourians they had to be shown. Their daughters, however. Mrs Rosa Spar and Mrs. Ida Miller, of Skidmore, had kept the date well in mind, and, to gether, planned a gre:it big surprise for "Pa nud Ma," and they sure succeeded as you will see They just took "Uncle Sam" and the tolephoue company into the secret to help them carry out the:r plans. In that way they reached a large number of the relatives on both sides of the house and ever so many of the old neighbors and friends of tho family to whom thoy said, "We're going to surpriso them!" So, when all those came together at the3 pa rental homo, in New Point, about eleven o'clock, on August 22nd, it was found that the large house was not big enough for the crowd, so they just took posses sion of the largo and beautiful lawn and made themselves "at home." Surprised! Well I should say they were. Why they could not have told their name if one had asked them. You never would have taken them for a bride and groom. They wer'ent dressed like it. Mr. Oren was out in his sweet potato patch hoeing away for dear life just as if he had a growing family to provide for, and everything depended upon that day's labor. And Mrs. Oren? You just ought to have seen her. She rushed out the side gate, down the drive way to the street, and then in at the front gate and up to the house before ehe realized that her name had been changed from Pol lock to Oren forty years ago. They both wondered if a birthday had slipped upon either of them without notice. No, that date would not answer for either of those occasions. And not until asked, "What occurred forty years ago, today?" did it dawn upon them that it was the fortieth anniversary of their wedding that was about to be celebrated. Tables were set on the lawn and the contents of many well filled baskets were placed in order upon them, and the hosts of the occasion invited tbeirguests, Mr. and Mrs. Oren to dine with them in celebrating tho happy event. The pen fails to discribe that dinner. Suffice it to say, it was immense. There were most to many in the com pany, about 70 people, to mention them by name; but among those present your scribe noticed parties from Kansas City, St. Joseph, Oregon, Mound City, Mait land, Skidmore, Andrew county, New Point and surrounding country. It wns a moat happy occasion and gave opportunity for the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Oren to express their congratu lations and good will, for the renewal of old acquaintances and the formation of new ones. After an afternoon of most pleasant social intercourse the company departed, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Oren many happy returns of the day. R. New Point, August 24. Honors Fairly Won. Our readers will be interested to learn that Miss Loraine King, of the Oregon High School, has been awarded a schol arship in the College of Liberal Arts of Northwestern University for the coming year. The appointment was made on the recommendation of the Principal and the Faculty of the High School and by a committee of the University Fac ulty. It entitles the holder to free tui tion for one year and is the equivalent of an award of one hundred dollars (5100.00), since the regular tuition fee is that amount. Miss Dale Zeller and Corbon Mark- land, both of our High School, have also been each awarded a scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts of North western University for the coming year. The appointments were made on the recommendation of the Principal and the Faculty of the High School and by a committee of the University Faculty. This entitles the holders to free tuition for one half year and is tho equivalent of an award of fifty dollars, (350 00). The honor of such appointments is the more marked and reflects a greater credit on our High School since appli cations for scholarships are open to any school in the country and the number applying this year was unusually large. Only applicants who meet the require ments for admission to college are con sidered in such awards and among these these are chosen who give promise of greatest service after leaving college. -Charles Peret and family, who re cently returned from Grand Island, Ne braska, aro occupying the Patterson property, better known 39 the former residence of Mrs. Mary Keller.