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lie OREGON CONE HOME JULY 27, 1909. Chautauqua, July 24, August 1st, 44TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1909. NUMBER 51. SUN. IMOW. 1TUB. 11 12 114 1516 17 April in Local History. 25, 1843 Peter Sipes, the third native born survivor in the county was born. 27, 1846 Will of Mary Johnson was tiled: the first woman's will made and filed in the coun ty. 29, 1859 Cyrus Cook & Co. bought the Holt Comity News, pub lished at Oregon. 29, 1859 The court house park was planted by J. II. Lev- and others. 30, 1868 The merchants of Oregon finished their river ware house at Banks' ferry. 29, 1870 Ground for the Forest City M. E. church South was broken. 4, 1871 The stores of A. P. Daven port, Fred Meyer, Flemming hotel, Win. Shelton and oth ers of Craig, destroyed by fire; loss $15,000. 30, 1873 Geo. Wolf given two years; robbed the Stocking jewelry store at Oregon. 24, 1874 S. C. Collins commissioned by the U. S. land office to survey Holt county swamp lands. 27, 1874 B. C. Robinson, Corning ditch contrator, absconded leaving $1,200 in unpaid bills. 27, 1874 The Corning depot was rob bed of a lot of tickets. 30, 1874 Chas. David bought the II. W. Frame stock of goods at Craig. 28, 1881 The Hood of the Missouri bottoms at its worst stage on this date. Railroad traffic suspended from April 2 to May 1st: mail brought here from St. -Joseph from April 22 to May 7th. 27, 1884 Stores of D. B. Comer and J. L. dimming at Bigelow w ere robbed. 29, 30, 26, 27, 27, 30, 30. 18S9 J. II. Nies sold his hardware stock at Oregon to Dersh Brothers and left for the state of Oregon. 1891-,C. U. Holdridge store at Craig was robbed. 1893 Chris Catron lost his resi dence by lire. 1890 Dr. Geo. Feigenbaum died. 1S9I5 Mrs. John Galliher, near Forest City, suicided: rough on rats. 1890 Survey begun by Engineers Phillips and Young for the Oregon electric light and water works plant. 1897 The Nodaway bottoms were Hooded. 27. 189S Jas. Burge given two years for stabbing Fred Browning at Mound City on August 28, 1S97. Browning died Sep tember 15, is.97. 30, 189S James Gray given live years for robbing Farmers' Bank at Maitland. 27. 1399 W. M. Carr issued first num ber of "The Newspaper' at Maitland: it was destroyed by lire December 18, 1899. WgD. 1THU. FRI. jSAlT I I I 1 I 3 I 3 5 6 7 8 9 IP 30, 30, 30, 26, 28, 29, 26, 30, 30, 24, 24, 30, 1899 Walter Cunningham given three years: stole a pair of mules from Mr. Skeels near Mound City. 1901 George Galvin given two years for robbing cars at Na pier. 1901 Craig was made an inter national money order office. 1902 An Encampment branch of the 1. O. O. F. was organ ized at Forest City. 1902- The McKee store at Bigelow robbed of $20. William Heine was killed by a rock falling and crushing his skull: lived near Craig. Grant Hodgins, of Holt 1902- 1903- county, killed in collision of street cars in St. Joseph. 1905 John Howard and Harry Clemmons each given two years: stole team and buggy from H. I). Minton at Na pier. 1905 John Barrackman given two years: sold buggy stolen from Chas. Wehrli in July, 1904. 1906 Fire destroyed the Galbreath and Sentney warehouses at Forest City. 1900 Robbery of the W. S. Can non residence in Mound City: $20 secured. 1906 Verne Smith given three years" for robbing the Poyn ter harness store at Mound City, .lime 18, 1904. 30, 190 The Forest City depot was moved 40 feet east of former location. 190S Contract made with Roger Bros, for the digging of the Mill Creek drainage canal. It was completed in March, 1909. 30, 1H09 The John Lovell residence near Mound City destroyed bv fire. THE OREGON INTERURBAN TIME TABLE. Oregon. 27 Lv 7:45 a. m. Forest. City. Ar 8:05 a. m. " 9:45 a. m. 12:35 p. m. li 2:20 p. m. " 4:55 p. m. ;' 8:02 p. m. Oregon. S A-46 1 15-20 21 ' N A--15-U; 20-43 9:25 a. m. 12:15 p. m. 2:H) p. m. 4:35 p. m. 7:43 p. m. Return F. City. C. 13. & Q. Time Lv 8:14 a. in. 44 9:55 a. m. !; 12:4S p. m. ;i 2:31 p.m. " 5:.'50 p. m. 'l 9:15 p. m. Ar 8:34 a. m. 10:15 a. m. 1:08 p. m. 2:49 p. m. 5:5o p. m. 9:35 p. m. Note-A-Daily Except Sunday. In effect for the accommodation of the public during court week only. We understand that Miss Ina Botkin, who is to be graduated this spring from a school of elocution at Evanston. Ills., has accepted a posi tion as teacher of elocution in Ste phens College, Columbia, Mo., for the coming term. Miss Ina has marked talent and the college is to be con gratulated on securing her. ner many friends and former schoolmates i will be glad to hear of her success. HOUSE PASSES GAME LAW. Honest Sportsmen Will Be Delighted As the Passage of the Pen dergast Bill. By a vote of 88 to 35 the house Wednesday of last week passed the senate game and fish law, known as the Pendergast law. With few changes, this is the old game and fish law of 1905, which was repealed two years ago. It provides for the ap pointment of a game and fish warden at a salary $2,500 a year. The governor sent a special message urging its passage. In his message lie said the National Department of Agriculture estimates the loss to farmers and fruit growers of this country last year through unneces sary destruction of birds at $800,000, 000. This was due, the governor points out, to the fact that birds the natural enemies of injurious insets, were wantonly destroyed through the absence of necessary laws. The fol lowing is a synopsis of the law. Sale of all kinds of game is abso lutely prohibited at all times. Sale of all plumage of all wild birds, wherever taken in the world, absolu tely prohibited at all times. Quail, turkey and male deer (deer over one year old), November 1 to De cember 31. Ducks, geese, brants and snipe, Sep tember 15 to April 30. Plover and doves, September 1 to December 31. Squirrels, July 1 to December 31. Otter, beaver and muskrat, Novem ber 1 to April 1. No woodcock, prairie chicken, ruf fled grouse or any native bird, other than those named above, or any im ported game bird, can be killed at any time. One dollar to hunt in county where you reside and in counties adjoining your resident county. Five dollars for state-wide license. Twenty-five dollars for license to non-resident of Missouri. All licenses expire yearly". One dear, two turkeys, 25 birds to any one family in one day, and ijo family shall have more than doublfe that number in its possession at any one time. FISHING HEGULATIONS. No fishing license required. Fishing must be done with ordinary hook and line, trout line, gigorspear. Use of seine is prohibited except in Missouri and Mississippi rivers, or in temporary ponds or sloughs resulting from overflow, or in ponds or reser voirs wholly on the premises of the person using the seine. Sale of trout, pike, jack salmon, crappie or bass under a certain length is prohibited. The bill giving county superinten dent power to cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie in the school board, passed the house last Thurs day. , The house has sent to engrossment a bill to create a text commission and a state printing plant. The argu ments used for its engrossment were: First, it would secure uniformity of text books: second, cheapness in buy ing the same and third, it would de liver the state from the hands of the school book trust. The house on Wednesday by an al most unanimous vote, passed Senator Wilson's bill against carrying con cealed weapons, and having passed the senate, will now go to the gover nor for his signature. It is one of the very best bills offered or passed. It makes it a criminal offense to carry deadly weapons: it prohibits their be ing sold, .or offering to sell to minors: nor shall they be displayed in show cases or windows where they may be seen from the street or sidewalk. The senate last Wednesday passed the first of the administration bills. It was a bill to reorganize the coal oil inspection department. In order to exempt the Robidoux, Baltimore. Jefferson and other big hotels in our larger cities the nine foot bed sheet bill was recalled last week and amended. The bed sheets were shortened l j 99 inches, which on its face seems trivial, but it tran spired that sheeting is made in such bolts as to cut even 100 inches. Al lowing half an inch for each seam, the hotels of our state can now get along with 99 inch sheets. The proposition to adopt a const i tional amendment to separate the sources of revenue was debated at length in the house the past week. One of the objects it seeks to accomp lish is to put an end lo the inequit able system of taxing counties in dif ferent proport ions. It looks as though the Missouri legislature had found a way to drop its prohibition hot potato. Senator Peck, author of joint and concurrent resolution No. 16, the prohibition con stitutional amendment, has tenta tively agreed to make a proposal to sidetrack everything for two years by having a commission appointed to in vestigate the success or failure of pro hibition in prohibition states, this commission to report to the next gen eral assembly. After having defeated it yesterday, the house this afternoon revived the Johnson, of Vernon, divorce bill and engrossed it. This bill would allow separation orders for cause, but abso lute divorce only for infidelity. The bill has no show of being passed on their reading. The house engrossed without oppo sition the revenue bill taxing manu facturers and wholesale dealers in in toxicating and malt liquors in this state other than dramshop keepers. The proposed license tax is $200 for each dealer. The house has engrossed a consti tutional amendment providing for an annual tax of two per cent on all net incomes of $5,000 or more, but the measure apparently stands little show of passage. It has progressed only as far as engrossment in one branch and the session is Hearing its close. Death of Arch A. Crews. There is no evading of the grevious truth, a brief illness, of which his friends were scarcely aware, sufficed to cut short the brief, but manly career of this splendid young man. The death of Arch A. Crews in Jef ferson City on Monday of this week, April 26, 1909, brings a keen sense of deep personal loss to many in our county who were won to love the man during his 38 years of life, which had been spent entirely within our coun ty. Mr. Crews was the son of J. J. Crews, of Union township, and was born in that township, September 27, 1871, where he has spent his life. Of late years he had been teaching and farming, and on the meeting of our legislature Senator F. M. Wilson, named him as private secretary, and he has been at his post of duty since that time. On Friday of last week, Mr. Crews and wife, went to St. Louis and spent a couple of days. On his return trip he complained of not feeling well, but his condition did not become serious until early Monday morning 26th inst., and in a few hours passed into unconsciousness, and at 2 p. m. of that day, death came and he passed into the unknown, death being caused from spinal meningitis. His father, residing at Craig, and his father-in-law, Charles Anselment, of near Oregon, were notified of his alarming illness, and left for Jefferson City, but could not arrive until after his death, so brief was his illness. On July 12th, 1898, Rev. Henry Crampton. then pastor of the Oregon M. E. church, spoke the words that united in marriage this splendid young man and Miss Delia, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anselment, of near Oregon. Mrs. Crews, on the election of Mr. H. B. Laurence to the legislature to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. Ward, was ap pointed a clerk, to Representative Lawrence, and has been at Jefferson City since her appointment. They have no children. The blow to her and his grand old father conies more heavily because of its suddeness, and the sympathy of relatives and friends all over the county.goes out in deepest sympathy to them in their sorrow. He was for years a member of the Christian church and also identified with Knight's of Pythias order. In addition to his wife and father, he leaves two brothers, W. T, Crews, of Craig, and Henry Crews, of Lincoln, Xeb. The body arrived at Craig. Tuesday 27th instant in charge of a special committee of senate clerks. Messrs J.S.Beit. A. D. Gresham, W. D. Flock, Frank Freytag. Jr .. and was taken lo the home of the deceased. On Wednesday afternoon t he funeral services were held from Hie Christian church of that.city. the interment being in the New Liberty cemetery. Within 24 hours following Mr. Crews death. W. X. Wharton, an associate senate clerk, died from pneumonia. There are a number of clerks quite sick, together with four members of the house. Mrs. Sadie Fredericks, of St. Jo seph, is visiting Dr. F. E. Markland and wife. Grandma Carroll. Iowa, is visiting her manv old friends here. of Hamburg, children - and It has become quite the fashion to take a ride on The Interurban. The girls seem to enjoy it more than a buggy ride. THEY GRIND EXCEEDING FINE The April Term of Holt's Circuit Court Now Grinding. By one of those queer marriage set tlements sometimes made in England, a young man agreed to pa' his wife's mother $100 on the first day of each year. He settled in Canada, and when he came to make the remittance he deducted the amount of the postage and sent her only $99.84. The mother-in-law insisted that she must have the other 16 cents, and after the' had quarreled by mail about it for a few months, she had her attorneys bring suit against him in the Ontario courts. She made him pa' too, and stuck him for the cost of the action, though she was obliged to fee her own lawyers. The total expense of this 16-eent law suit, were said to be ex actly $612, most of which fell on the economical son-in-law. Probably the most expensive law suit in the world not mentioning the $29,000,000 fine assessed against the Standard Oil is said to have been that over the will of Antonio Tra verse, a mechanic who lived in Milan. He left a fortune of -$3,000,000, and there were a large number of heirs with conflicting interests. The case was in the different courts of Italy for years, and the 105 lawyers en gaged in it ran up the costs aggregat ing more than $2,000,000. The estate lost in value, too, during the contest, so that the winning heirs found them selves with a small sum to their share w hen the final decision was rendered. They came by rail from Forest City to Oregon, on Monday to attend the convening of the April term of our circuit court, J udge Ellison, having the distinction of being the first cir cuit judge to come that way. Judge Atchison came to the county horse, back, in 1841, and Judge William Her rin, who was the seventh of our cir cuit judgesjcame by rail as far as For est City. "Now Hie judges, lawyers, jurors, witnesses and litigants, the commercial knight and everybody else can come direct tc vlie count seat on a standard gage railway, which has been built with local capi tal exclusively, and all seem pleased with the change. To be honest, it does beat the old way. Judge Ellison on his arrival prompt ly ordered court to be called which was done by Deputy Sheriff Gelvin, our goodly sheriff being confined to his bed from malarial fever: Sheriff Gelvin is being assisted by Constable Grouser. The jury was called and the follow ing answered.: Bigelow B. S. Hunt. Benton Geo. Berge, Dan Owens, C. W. Dozier and Wm. Praiswater. Clay sEllis Roberts and Frank Ap pleman. Forbes Wm. Mahan and Merril Norris. Forest J no. Anderson. Hickory J no. Fleener. Lewis J. II. Murray and George Schulte. Liberty .lames Ward and A.T. Ro land. Lincoln I. A. Buck. Nodaway Phillip Hunt. Union.!. II. Anderson and W. J. Randall. Judge Ellison then charged the jury in that usual strong, forceful manner of his. reminding them that no more responsible duty comes to the citizen than that duty which devolves upon the jury. He reminded them that the verdict returned was a message to the community from which the litigation came. Most every case involved the rupture of ties it was a tragedy not in the sense of murder, but in the rending of social ties and friendships, and therefore it was for them to weigh well the evidence and strict adherence to the law as laid down to i hem in order that they might arrive at a conscientious verdict, and in do ing this each juror will have done his duty. He also reminded them that every act. every word, said or done by the court, was made a record of. that when wrong is done it may be right ed but not so with the jury. It re tires to its room, and alone they pass upon the case in their hands, and no record made save your verdict. George Leach on pleading guilty for unlawfully catching fish was tim-d $50 and a parole granted. J. M. Thompson forged a check on William Patterson for $5, and he plead guilty. George Weber was charged with the stealing of a revolver from Wm. Rloomtield. living north of Forest. City: he plead guilty and was given two years in the penitentiary. Mont (Dog Williams thought that that the firm of Frye & Sons, were carrying too many hidesj so he took & few down to Forest City and sold them to James Shumate, without tha knowledge or consent of the owners. He plead guilty to robbery and was sent to the penitentiary for six years. Ray Fogelman, who was before the court at the January term on charge of robbing cars at Napier, and was given three months in jail and parol ed, was brought from St. Joseph, by Deputy Gelvin Monday, and his pa- roled revoked, and he will now serve the sentence. State vs. A. F. Brown and state vs. Thos. Kneale, for unlawful sale of liquor: the former was given fine of $460 and the latter $500. State against Charley Adkins for obstructing an officer; after the wit- nesses had been examined, the case was taken from the jury. After a lapse of over four years, the supreme court has handed down its decision in the case known as the Fulton will case, which came to the Holt county circuit court from Platte county, and was tried by Judge Wood- son in September, 1903. After a week's battle the jury returned a ver dict setting aside t h e will. The attorneys for the defense filed their motion to set the verdict aside, and the following October Judge Woodson came up and in an ex haustive review, sustained the motion and set the verdict aside, and at the January, 1905, term the case was again tried, and the jury gave a verdict for the defendant, thus sustaining the will. The plaintiff then took an ap peal to the- supreme court, which af firms the lower court verdict. The brief of the case is that Wil- .v liam Fulton, 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. In the will James, the son, was given one dollar," and in his petit ion in the suit he alleged that the willr was made under undue influence from his step mother, the defendant in the case. Wm. Fulton and his first wife seperated and she obtained a divorce, and the son, the plaintiff in the case, took the side of his mother at the time, and hence lie felt this was also a cause for being so slinky remember ed by his father in this will. Leave it to Each County. In our report of the legislative pro ceedings there will be seen a consti tutional amendment providing for a special state tax of five cents on the hundred dollars to be apportioned, among the counties for road purposes. This is similar to one of the amend-. ments defeated last fall, and properly defeated, because of other amend ments voted on at the same time. The practical workings of the amend ment, if carried, would be to return to each county its own tax, except in the case of St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph, which would be called up on to contribute to all the other coun ties. This would be no hardship up on them, since their prosperity de pends upon that of the sections from which they draw business, and good roads promote that prosperity. How ever, we are again shown how much better it would be to have the real es tate and direct property tax left en tirely to the counties and cities and let them raise their own revenues. The Interurban Railway. During the week our railroad has been making regular runs making con nections at Forest City witii with all the day trains, and has moved its trains with the smothness of an old line. On Monday, 150 passengers were handled and on Tuesday, 122 came and went oyer the line. The running of these trains is only tem peray, for the accommodation of the public during circuit court, and on the adjournment of court these trains will be abandoned, but only for a few weeks, to enable t'he company To complete the su facing, the completion of its depot and the ar ranging of its t rratlic sheets which must be approved by the state board of railroad commissioners. In order to give our own people and those of the surrounding country an opportunity to enjoy an outing over the line, they will run trains every two hours next Sunday, and those desiring to enjoy this liberal concess ion on the part of the management, should make their arrsgements accor dingly. - -Mr-. Mary Austin, of St. Fairfax, is here enjoying a visit with her brother, Robert Montgomery. Mis. Xetherland and Browning, Mother Anselment, Roy and Pearl and PerryAnselment of this city, and Mrs. Disque, of St. Joseph, attended the funeral of Arch A. Crews at Craig, which was held Wednesday.