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intttifg anil OREGON COME HOME JULY 27, 1909. Chautauqua, July 24, August lit, 44TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1909. NUMBER 49. I I I 1 1 g5 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 111 Ilgll3ll4il5ll6ll7 April in Local History. 10, 18(54 The Hoover saw mill set up by L. Hoover southwest of Bigelow. Tom and Ed. Mc Coy bought in 1869; R. P. ;) Lewis then bought in 1870; E. A. Brown bought an in terest later. 10, 18G7 George and Gabriel Mauck began erection of 2-run mill -r; -Jii north Forest City. It 7'"":;. burned November 8, "1884 W. S. Cannon in charge at time., 10, 1870 Levi Zook retired from the Zook & Scott bank in Ore gon: original bank of the county. 10, 1888 Smith and Andes failure at Mound City: liabilities, $20, 000. 10, 181)1 Corn sold at Forbes at 57 cents. 10. 18!)1 King & Proud store at Ore gon robbed of $400 in jewel ery: Geo. Foster and Harry Anderson each given three years for the robbery. 10; 1807 The Democrat at Oregon was moved to Mound City. 10, 1805) Fannie Meyer, as a mission ary returned from China. 10, 1001 Craig's telephone system was put into operation. 10, 1807 Divide school district was created. 11, 1845 Jeremiah Garner was killed by companion named Stan ley, while working the roads, using a grubbing hoe. Stan ley was never apprehended: . the second murder commit ted in the county; the first was that of the" killing of a man named Martin by AVm. McKissick, in June, 1843. 11. 1803 Mound City was visited by a destructive hail storm. 11. 11)00 John Iden, of Big Lake, lost his barn by fire. 11, 1002 Rev. Fred Fiegenbaum and j wife celebrated their golden wedding. 12, 1870 W. A. Joy was elected mayor of Forest City. 12, 1830 John U. Blair first to locate in now Benton township: he (lied on his way to California in 1840. M 12. 18(57 A base ball club was organ- ized at Oregon; T. C. Dun-i its banks at date, gan, president: Ira Busick, H5, 18(58 Holt County Teachers' As T.iwJ n w sociation met in Oregon: vice president, and C. A. Stephen Blanchard count v Bowman, secretary. superintendent. 12, 1881 Craig became a fourth class city: R. W. Dawson, mayor. 12, 18051. E. Balthrop. lawyer of Quincy. Ills., died in thej Forest City depot, from con gestion of stomach caused from some corosive poison. 12. 1805 Engineer Ely set the grade stakes for the Oregon & For est City motor line. 12, 100(5 John E. Taylor's barn at Forest City destroyed by fire. 12, 100(5 John Noellseh. of Hickory township, lost his. barn by lightning. 13, 1885 William Clark shot and killed Josephine Hardin and daughter, Anna, then shot himself; her little son John was also shot, but he re covered: lived on the Noda way southeast of Oregon. 13, 1888-Matt Davis in the Whig Valley lost his residence by fire. 13, 181)1 Two inch rain fall; Missouri river very high; scarcely an acre of corn planted along the Missouri' river bottom: rain, wind and snow. 13, 1801 Wm. Heed, charged with robbing Mrs. McAllister's home at Craig, broke jail. 13. 1803 The depot at JNapier was burned. 13, 11)0 Mound City Militia Company organized E. H. Ballard, captain. 13, 1001 Minnie Murray left as mis sionary to Africa. 13, 1003--Fire destroyed several busi ness houses at Craig: among the sutferers were Dr. Gray, Gregory Bros., Jno. Thomp son, Lewis Fisher and others. 13, 1003 The Squaw creek ditch sur vey, south of Mound City, was completed by Surveyor Landou. 14. 1841 First sale of Kith section lands. 14, 187711. P. Pulley was killed by the cars at Longview, Tex. 20, 1877 Mrs. Elijah Alkire. of Bige low, was killed by lightning. 10, 1878 The erection of the Forbes school house was begun. 10. 1878 Severe wind storm did much damage in Whig Valley. 24, 1878 A. G. Cropp's fine residence northeast of Oregon, de stroyed by fire. 30, 1878 Levi Zook named as a com missioner to t he Paris Expo sition by Gov. Phelps. i 14, 188(5 Craig inundated the Tarkios. 14, 180(5- -The Farmer's bank at Mait land was robbed: Jas. Gray and Sam. Raymond given five years: Raymond escaped on way to pen: afterwards in 1008 was given 15 years in Texas pen, for carrying con- V cealed weapons. 14. 1807 Bottom lands were Hooded; worst at date: river out of 15, 1870 The Missouri bottoms flood ed by the Missouri River getting out. of its banks. 15. 1870 W. R. Adams, or Forbes. brought libel suit for $10,000 damages against AdamKlip ple, editor of the Sentinel. 15. 1871 Great wind and rain storm in Northern Holt. 15, 1887 A man named Potter was killed by his 15-year-old daughter by the accidental discharge of revolver. ! 1(5. 1871 -The Herrin & Devorss store at Forbes, was robbed. 1(5. 1877 Little daughter of Aug. Hen storf at Corning was burned to death. 10, 1800 Destructive fires in the tim ber of the lower bottom sec tion of the county. Our Surplus Products. The State's Red Book, issued bj- J C. A. Ililler, Commissioner of Labor for the year 1007, has been received by this office, and it contains a wonder ful amount of information concern ing our state, that is highly valuable The itemized account of the sur plus products shipped out of Holt county, was published from advanced sheets furnished us by Mr. JJiller, in our issue of September 25, 1008. The total value of these products amount ed to $2, 50(5, 1(50, for which our people received for Live stock $1,834,010 Farm crops Mill products ... Farm yard Apiary and cane. 372,445 34,332 230,554 03 Forest ' 15,305 Dairy Nursery and flowers. Liquid Fish and game Packing house 17,687 1,403 343 (500 7,71 Vegetables 04,3(52 Fruit Wool, etc Stone and clay. Unclassed 0,7(53 2,130 3,002 1,32 Total, Holt county $2,50(5,1(50 Atchison $ 3,123,028 Andrew 2,218,035 Buchanan 8,310,851 Nodawav ; 4,710,728 Platte 3,430,373 xoiai congressional ais. . .4,41.5,770 From the Red Book we learn that that the total value of the states sur plus products for 1007, was $313,043,- 427, an increase of $21,721,481, over that of 1000. The value of the farm products was $188,528,807, of which corn was valued at $103,5(51,401. The farm yard products of the state were valued at $44,860,447, more than the combined value of the farm crops, dairy products, nursery and packing house products, which totalled $44. 348,252. The value of the live stock shipped from the state during 1007, was $106, 580,97(5. There were 4!,j,yo dozen eggs shipped which were valued at $22 404,526 or about 6fc cents a dozen. The eggs alone-brought in more money, to the farmers wives, than did the oat, wheat and hay crops, to the man of the farm. Missouri shipped the total of 24,- 481,824 cob pipes, valued at $407,759. From this report we learn that Holt county had 77 manufacturing estab lishments in 1907, with a total of 3(50 drawing salaries and wages; $59,992 was paid out for wages, and $27,680 paid for salaries, a total of $87,(572. The capital invested was $213,810. There were 11 blacksmiths and six harness makers in the county these two predominate. County Court Matters. Between the acts of a County Board of Equalization and that of the coun ty court, our county judges got in a couple of days last week, looking af ter routine matters, and in that time did considerable business. They made three loans that reduced the county school fund $5,301. County engineer made his report on the eight bridges built by the Stand ard Bridge Company, of Omaha, and on this report ordered a warrant for $2,800 for their payment. Miss Mollie Palmer, of the Craig school, was chosen as a member of the County Board of Education. As now constituted the board is composed of Prof. G. W. Reavis. of Maitland; E. B. Street, of Mound City, and Miss Palmer. The court approved the bonds of the following overseers: J. E. Breit, N. L. Plana! p, D. G. Gelvin, J. E. Buntz, M. O. Patterson. Peter F. Baker, Ed. Raiser. P. D. Murray, Shauck Smith, Jas. Cain, Jno, Rowlett. T. T. Wilson. II. Hanna, Chas. Paxton. Ed. Shull; Phil. Fuhrman, J. W. Caton, H. S. Shawgo. Frank Craig was appointed overseer for district I, and W. S. Bond for dis trict 71. The court as a Board of Equaliza tion met Monday and continued their labors in equalizing the assessment, finishing their work on Wednesday. A car of lumber and a car of coal were received this week over The Oregon Interurban railway, con signed to Ruley& Kunkel. The lum ber is the first to come over this line: the first car of coal came over the line February 4. and was consigned to M. R. Martin. This car of coal was the first consignment of freight over the new line. The ioundation for the depot was completed Mondav bv J. W. Hendrix and Contractor Tochterman began to put up the deiot on Tuesday ot this week, I3tn mst. Always With Us. The poor ye will always have with you, and il is certainly gratifying to know that Holt county, cares for its indigent and unfortunate in a manner that brings credit to the county and to those in whose care they are placed. No county in our state takes better care of the inmates of its infirmaries than does Holt county, and no coun ty has a more capable, humane or careful superintendent and matron than Holt, in the person of Mr. and Mrs. Seib Carson, who have been in charge of our poor farm since 1004, and in every particular thev have made good. The farm is now composed of 225 acres, with nrst class home for the inmates built of brick, and is kept in the very best sanitary condition at all times; it is well ventilated, abundant light, and they are fed with an abun dance of good healthful food, while their clothing is all that could be reasonably asked or expected. At the late February term our count v court. for the sixth time named Mr. Carson as superintendent. Under his management, Mr. Carson has always been prompt in filing his reports and inventories and by these intelligent reports the court is en abled to astertain the exact condition of this institution. The value of the personal property has now grown to $5,608.54: 1004 $2,772 45 1005 3,202 68 1006 3,8(57 68 1007 4,617 66 1908 5.060 55 1909 5,608 54 It will be seen from the above, that under Mr. Carson's management, the personal property has more than doubled in value since he took charge of the farm. The farm for several years past has practically been self-sustaining, but the past year this was not the case by reason of the loss of 140 head of hogs from cholera, but with this loss, there was only a balance of $275.12 on the wrong side of the ledger, if the in crease in personal property is taken into account. If we ignore the increase in the value of property added to the insti tution his report shows that otf- a basis of 13 inmates it has cost the county under his excellent manage ment, a little less than $63 per capita for their maintenance during the year. His balance sheet for the year ending February 1st. 1009, shows the follow ing: Receipts. Expen'd 1st quarter $ 200 75 $ 532 02 2d quarter 218 79 590 43 3d quarter 3(53 25 435 93 4th quarter 501 54 540 05 Total. ..$1,284 32 $2,008 43 1 ncrease in personal property 538 00 Total $1,823 31 $2,O0S 43 During the year there were 13 ad mitted of which four we re discharged. four sent to the Children's Home So ciety at St. Louis, and there were two deaths. Those now at the home are: Years in Nativity. Age. Home. Thos. Sweeney. Ireland 7(5 20 Jas. Cox Virginia. . .72 1(5 Sanford Noland, Missouri.. 67 13 E. Sauer Germany. 73 7 Dan P. ESaldwin. Indiana. ..8(5 4 LouisThompson, Indiana. ..82 7 Thos. Waggoner, Kentucky .76 2 Chas. McCoy Kentucky.GO 4 Chas. Tavlor Illinois 58 5ms Miles Sipes N. Caro'a.84 4ms W. T. Pierce Indiana... 76 lm Our county court is to be congratu lated on its excellent judgment in se lecting Mr. Carson, and Mr. Carson is to be congratulated on "making good" in his management of our county in firmary. Prof. Coburn Re-Elected. The board of education of the Chil- licothe public schools met last night and among otherJjusiness unanimous Iv decided to retain A. R. Coburn, the present, efficient and popular superintendent, for another year. During the year, Mr. Coburn has been at the head of the local public schools, of which there are none bet ter in the state, he has brought them up to a high standard, successfully arrying out innovations in the vari ous departments. The teachers were never better organized and the work being done reflects much credit, both on the instructors and Superintend ent Coburn.- Chillieothe Tribune. The Sentinel congratulates the people of Chillicothe. also the school board on its darn good sense, and Prof. Coburn on "making good' which we knew he would do if given a chance. The "Bob White" Cry. A great many years ago. in a wig wam south of town, there lived an In dian maiden of high birth. Ilerfather was a chtef of his tribe and built great hopes on his only daughter. She scorned any Indian brave who offered her father less than 100 ponies for her, and in proud and hausrhtv fashion broke the heart of every young brave in that section. Robert White, a white settler, came out to buy skins of the Indians, and the proud and haughty maiden fell desperately in love with him. Robert White had good taste and didn't like the smell of bear's oil on her hair and scorned her love. In true Indian fashion she shot him in the back with a poisoned arrow. The girl overcome with re morse, flew from his cold and clammy corpse into the woods, calling as she went, in a pitiful way: "Bob White! Bob White!" The hills sent back the echo, and the birds caught up the re frain, from that day to this, if you are in the woods, you may hear a pitiful note, with a sob in it, calling out: "Bob White! Bob White!" What became of the Indian maiden is not known. She was never seen again in the flesh, though a dusky looking form may be seen stealing in and out of the woods in the evening when the birds are calling "Bob White! Bob White!" Atchison Globe. Let Us Try! It Is Worth While! If every man in private life would resolve for the year 1009 to live with in his means; and then keep the reso lution: If every man in private life would resolve to depend on the success of his own efforts rather than on the failure of other people's efforts, for his ma terial advancement; and then keep the resolution: If every man in private life would resolve to cease envving somebody else's good fortune and devote him self to grasping every opportunity to improve his own: and keep the reso tion: If every man in private life would resolve to regard the government over him as the guarantor of opportunity and the protector of equal liberties rather than as a wealth-dispensin and wealth-distributing forcer and .keep the resolution: If every man in private life would resolve to quit wasting time on legis lative bonanzas and socialistic cure alls which have been tried and ex ploded a thousand times since Christ came: and keep the resolution: If every man in private life would resolve to fight as hard for his own de cency and his own honor in dailv life as he tights against the indecency and dishonor of others, as he encounters them: and keep the resolution; and then-- If every man in public life would resolve to join the present fray only for the purpose of repressing mercen ary aggression and socialistic confisca tion under, and not against, the fun damental law of the land, and for the purpose of doing his fellow men sub stantial good in their dailv lives in stead of merely beating a big drum and getting a little passing applause; and keep the resolution: What a splendid year the year of 1909 would be in the history of this Republic! What tranquillity! What progress! What prosperity! What a revival of hope! What a moral, intel lectual, and material renaissance of a great people who, though far from cast down, are far too well acquainted today with the dead level of mediocre things! Is it impossible to reach these greater heights'? In some respects, yes at least, it is impossible to reach them all at once. But by strenuously, practically and bravely trying, we can reach some and come nearer to others. Let us try! It is worth while! A Popular Place. Sheriff McNulty's hotel is getting more popular as the weeks come and go. and his dehota bill of fare must be just the thing. Friday last Charles Hart and William Crossley took up their lodging and board with him. by an order of Justice Wilson, of Forest, under a in days committment, for tresspass on the railroad right of way. Luther Faust and Mont (Dog) Wil liams, both negroes, were committed to jail on charge of burglary. The report is that they went to the Frye & Son's slaughter house and secured a few hides, took them to Forest City and sold them to .lames Schumate. .lames Baxton, a negro, wa's brought down from Napier Friday, and put in jail on the charge of having robbed a car at Napier. He is about 1(5 years old and ha served time in the reform school. ' Mr. MeNulty now has seven in jail. It Should Become a Law. During February a diamond ring valued at $150 was stolen in St. Louis and pawned for $5. A few nights af ter the pawn ticket was slipped un der the door of the ring's owner, and he was unable to reclaim his property. Without question the pawn broker knew to a mortal certaintv that the ring was stolen or else it would not have been pawned for so trifling a sum. No pawnbroker who loans $5 on a ring worth $150 is doing an hon est business. He should report all such cases to the police. When lie does not the police should discipline him. There is before the legislature a bill intended to correct this evil. It provides that daily reports shall be made of all loans by pawn brokers and provides a penalty for failure to do so. It also provides that when an article is sold for more than the loan and in terest, the excess must be paid into the county treasury, to be held 90 days for the pledgor, and then turned into the road fund. It should become a law by all means. A Correction. Tue statement in last week's issue of our paper which said Lew Watson and wife had adaughter was incorrect and following is a letter written bv Mr. Watson to a friend here: 'I notice in the last issue of The Sentinel a girl born to L. P. Wrat son and wife, of Forest City. Now I have been advised that certain parties reported this who were down the other day and who I told about a white calf my cow had and I took them up to look at it. I noticed at the time something peculiar in their behavior, and know now, since read ing the item, that they were in no condition to recognize a calf from a baby. They had walked down the hack charging 50c. they concluded to come down by hand and save that mone so of course were in no fit shape to tell the difference between a calf and a babv. I have been receiving congratulations, suggestions for names, tc., etc., but trust this will set matters straight. L. P. W." Easter at the. f Methodist Cfcarck , The,. Easter Festival was observed in all -the services of the day at the. M". Erchurcfi. . Beauti ful" floral and plant 'decorations gave the platform a veritable appearance of a tropical bower of fragrance and life. A pon derous nest hidden beneath the decor ations containing the many colored eggs, afforded a pleasant surprise to the primary scholars in the Sunday school. A handsome offering from the school was made to the cause of missions. Jsqxt in order was the public ser vice in which beautiful and appro priate music was rendered by the choir, assisted by the congregation. The sermon by the pastor was also in keeping with the day, from the text,. "Loose him and let him go," John 11,44. The Epworth League was led in the study of the resurrection by Dale Kunkel, which proved to be a quite interesting study. The evening service was devoted to the work of the W F. M. S. Miss Helen Galloway, a returned mission ary from China, gave a very interest ing and instructive address. The an nual thank offering was taken which amounted to about $30. The weather was exceeding in clement, possibly too threatening for the frail and delicate new Easter bonnet, so that intending wearers stayed at home. Anyway the atten dance was below the normal. T. April jnarked many stirring events during the civil war period. On the 12th, 1801, Fort Sumpter was fired upon, and it was surrendered on the 14th. On the 19th the first blood in civil war was shed. On the 15th, 1805, President Lincoln was assassinated. The battle of Shiloh was fought on the 0-Tth. 1802, and General Albert Sidney Johnson was killed. Island No. 10 and New Orleans were captur ed on the 7th, 1802. Fort Pillow was capurted on the 12th. 1804. Lee's army surrendered on the 0th, 18i5, and on the 20th. 1805. Johnston's armv surrendered. --Mussel Huff, a former Burlington engineer, lost a loot m a wreck on the Kansas City Southern railroad, on Tuesday of last week, April oth, while on his run out of East St. Louis. Huff formerly resided at Craig, and has many friends in Union township, who will sympathize with him. in his mis- fort une. A number of our town's kids have been "having the time or their lives" with the whooping cough. Amonir the lot we are compelled to mention Judge Ben F. Morgan and Dr. Klopp, his physician, says Ben s k,whoopin' " it ui hi great shape.