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45TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1909. NUMBER 17. Will SEPT1MBBB UN. MON.lTUE. WPP. TU. fCI. SAT. 1 I i e I g 4 5 gfl T 8 9 1Q 11 18 13 TgttfT 16 17 18 gel&7lgl8fso September in Local History. 2, 1864104 degrees in the shade; hottest September day ever recorded here, 103 on the 1st, 102 on the 3d in 1860. 1, 1866 Levi Zook and James Scott opened their bank in Ore gonfirst in the county. 3, 1870 Carl Shurz addressed the people at Oregon. 3, 1870 W. B. Davis and Ephram Oren, injured in railroad ac cident at East Leaven worth, state convention at Jefferson City. 4, 1870 Quincy Gordon died. 2, 1872 New Point Presbyterian church organized by Rev. Cruckshank: named Hope church: Rev. N. II. Smith, first pastor,Jorganized in the old Cowan school house. 4. 1872 John G. Cowan held his great sale of short horns. 2. 1873 Sol. Laurence's children near Craig, playing with matches, burned barn and contents. 1, 1888 John Keaster had several head of cattle killed by lightning. 4, 1888 Mound City visited by big fire; originated in the "Wade niillinen store: total loss $20,000. 4, 1890 Thos. Fee acquitted of the killing of Ed. Thorpe, and afterward burning body, body found in ash heap south of Forest City, Janu ary 15, 1890. 4, 1891 Forest City Sun established b3 H. IT. Hoskins: moved to to Oregon February, 1892, and named Republican: it suspended September 22, 1892. 3, 1895 The Presbytery of the Platte met at Oregon. 5, 1896 Charlej' Chuning acquitted of the murder of Mil ford Hammond. 2, 1897 A tramp named Minning, killed by the cars at Bige low. 4, 1897 The seven year old daughter of Godfrey Springs, burned to death: used gasoline by mistake to make a tire. 8, 1897 Lydia Simms. of Clay town ship, suicide: strychnine. 1, 1901 Carl Biggs, aged 3. run over by the cars at Forest City. 19, 1903 The Daily Jeffersonian sus pended: it began June 3, 1908. John Doe and Richard Roe now believe Jordan is a hard road to tra vel. They were going through the country and believed to be engaged in horse trading. They passed the Albert Seeman place, Thursday last, August 26th, and helped themselves to sufficient corn to feed several head of horses. It was discovered by Mr. Seeman, who filed complaint before Esquire King, and Deputy Sheriff Gelvin went out after them, and got them. They plead guilty and each were fined S5.00 and costs. MM Death of Mrs. Chesney. Mrs. P. H. Chesney died at her home in the Shaiffer district, on Wednesday morning, September 1st, 1909. She was a most devoted wife and mother, and a kind considerate neighbor. Alice Seyfers was born in Weston, Mo., in 1850, and was 59 years of age at the time of her death. In Octo ber, 1868, she married her now be reaved husband, by whom she had nine children, six of whom survive her. These are: Mrs. Mary Stallard, John S., Jesse T., Grace, Edward and Henry, together with ten grand-children. She also leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Ed. Nuzum, of White Cloud, Kas., Mrs. Mattie Kirk and Theodore, of Trenton, Mo., and William, of Memphis, Tenn. The funeral was conducted from the family home, on Thursday morn ing, the interment being in the Maple Grove cemetery, the funeral being conducted by Rev. Werner, of the Forest City Methodist church. Married. On Wednesday, at high noon, Sep tember 1st, 1909, at the Methodist parsonage, in Oregon, Mo., Mr. , Fred Rowlett and Miss Grace Ash worth, both parties being of the Maitland vicinity, Rev. T. C. Taylor officiating. The contracting parties departed at once on their honey-moon trip to points in Colorado and Utah. They will be at home to their friends in their home, four and a half miles west of Maitland, after October 1st. The bride is an accomplished young lady, being a member of the class that recently graduated from the Maitland High school, holding first honors. The groom is an industrious and enterprising young man. pos sessed of goodly abilities, bespeaking for this couple a successful future. May their pathway be strewn with flowers, and the blessings of the great God be upon them. T. Terrible Visitation. Twelve hundred persons drowned and property loss totaling $10,000,000 is the result of the great flood that visited Monterey, Mexico, on Satur day last. August 2Sth. 15.000 people were made homeless. The Hood came from the Catarina river and was due to a continuous rain of 96 hours, which swept everything before it and hardly a vestige is left of what was a few days ago a conglomeration of small huts swarming with families. A hurricane plowing the gulf for four days struck the eastern coast of Mexico and extreme southeastern coast of Texas at the mouth of the Rio Grande on August 17th. Great destruction of property and life is re ported. . Freeman Libby is back from his visit with his sisters at Boston, Mass. He says he prefers old Missouri and found the drought general through the eastern states, and thinks it more destructive than in this section: THEY GRIND EXCEEDING FINE Court Adjourned Thursday Docket Well Cleared Two to the Penitentiary. After a nine days session the Au rust term of our circuit court came to an adjournment on Wednesday, af ter a well clearing up of the docket There were but very few of really im portant cases docketed, and some of these had to so over by reason of faulty petitions or from other causes, and these were no fault of the court, or its officers. The local bar was materially aug mented by the presence of Hon. John Kennish, state insurance commis sioner, who was interested in a few cases. It seemed good to see him again in our court room, as John Kennish, the lawyer. We also no ticed Charles M. Street and Messrs Stroup, Castle and J. W. Boyd, of St. Joseph; Ed. Falloon, of Falls City, Neb.; Loyd Booher,of Savannah, Mo., and W. A. Blagg, of Maryville, Mo., all interesested in some cases. Of the eight divorce suits docketed, six decrees were entered, these were: George Elder vs. Susanna Elder. Divorce. Decree for plaintiff. Lucile Goff vs. Harry Austin Goff. Divorce. Decree for plaintiff. Alma H. Cain vs. Monroe E. Cain. Divorce. Decree'for plaintiff. Madaline Hutchison vs. Tony Hutchison. Divorce. Decree for plaintiff.. Fiorinda Propes vs. Pyton Propes. Divorce. Decree for plaintiff. Emra Davis vs. Dollie Davis. Di vorce. Decree for plaintiff. Fisher and Pendergast vs. James Kruser. Suit for balance of wages claimed to be due the plaintiff partly for team work at $3.50 per on certain work done near Forest City, and part ly for $56.50 that they allege one Al. Dean owed then, and that the de fendant assumed: the whole amount claimed was $87.25. The jury gave the plaintiff judgment for $46. Grace Miller vs. Matison B. Thomas et al. Partitition. This was suit by the daughter against her father, and her brother Blair and sister Pearl, asking for the partition of 40 acres of Holt county land. She alleged in her petition that her father in 1901 owned and deeded the same to their said children's mother; that their mother placed the deed in the care and cus tody of Alex. VanBuskirk, and that in March, 1901, she died. After the mother's death, the father with in tent to defraud the plaintiff and her brother and sisters out of their rights, secured possession of the deed, and destroyed the same by burning it, be fore it had been recorded. On the case being called the plaintiff dis missed her suit. There were two damage suits from the Forbes vicinity. They were G. W. Pullen against the C. B. & Q. Railroad Company, and that of Samuel D. Pullen against the same conipany.As we understand the petit ions of these parties, the railroad company by its levee and road bed damned up certain waters upon the lands of these plaintiffs and caused them serious damages. A continu ance was taken in the first case. In the second, the plaintiff had gotton well along with the case: a number of witnesses had been examined, and the defendant punctured the plaintiffs petition so badly that the case came to a sudden end, and begins over with a new petition: the cause was dis missed. Albert W. Cotton vs. John Hoover. Suit on contract. Continued at cost of defendant. Felix Gambrel vs. Fred Burnett vs. Thomas H. Hines. Continued by agreement. O. K. Herndon vs. J. R. Adkins. Attachment. Continued by defend ant. Alfred C. Dungan vs. Nodaway Drainage District No. 1. Damages. Continued. George Wagoner vs. D. Ward King. Appeal from J. P. court. Continued by defendant. Frank Williams vs. Benjamin F. Freeman. Suit on contract. Con tinued. Timothy F. Fitzmaurice vs. John Turney. Damages. Continued. Forest City Mill & Elevator Com pany vs. C. B. & Q. R. R. Co. Dam ages. Continued. William Crawford vs. Martha E. Crawford. Suit on account. Con tinued. Sarah J. Melvin and James G. Mel vin vs. City of Mound City. Damages. The plaintiffs claim damages by rea son of the laying of sidewalks along their property in Mound City. A jury was impanneled and part of the evi-' dence was heard, when the plaintiff took a non suit, in order to make a new start. Samuel Duncan vs. Eli Louden et al. Quiet title. Decree as prayed for Strouther E. Field vs. B. A. Bab- cock et al. Quiet title. Decree as prayed for. Caleb L. Rayhill and Amy A. Ray hill vs. Joseph Kretzer et al. Quiet title. Decree as prayed for. Edward A. Brown vs. Arthur Perrv et al. Decree as prayed for. State vs. Roy Tilford, parole. The sheriff was given orders to bring him to jail, having violated his parole. Samuel Hughes was charged with assault, but the case was dismissed. William Webster was charged with disturbing the peace; he was dis charged. Frank Benedict plead guilty to the charge of violating the local option law. He was fined $600 and paroled on payment of costs. The trial of Dr. Kelley on the charge of illegally issuing prescrip tions, was continued. On June 27th Mrs. Fred Schneider was arrested and charged with at tempting to poison her husband, at their home in Craig. The poison was placed in the coffee, and he was made quite sick from drinking. The couple have been married some 14 years and have not gotten along very smoothly. They have seven children. He is about 55 years and she about 45. The case on being called, she plead guilty, and her punishment fixed at five years in the penitentiary. She was paroled. Jap. Garner was charged with as saulting Henry Rosenthal, a peddler, the difficulty arising from a dispute as giving the right of the road. A jury said Jap. was not guilt. There were three cases against Wil liam Reynolds for violation of the local option law. He was given six months in jail, and paroled. Gottleib Ott was the prosecuting witness, and charged John Miller with assaulting him,thetroublecame about over a dispute about a flood gate. The case was dismissed, at paying the costs. Alf. Goodin, the negro, stole a horse from the Forest City livery barn, belonging to Judge Cotten, on the 23d of July. He plead guilty and was given six years in the peniten tiary. State' vs. Charles, alias Jake 'Spen cer. On the night ot July zutn, lyuy, the defendant burglarized the Mc- Candlish and Horn brothers store and the Guilliams barber shop at Craig, and was arrested at Fargo, Neb., the following day. The case of entering the barber shop was dismissed, and he was given three years for each of the other two charges. This makes the fifth person to be sent to the penitentiary during the year 1909. At the January term H. A. Goff was given two years for big amy. At the April term Mont Wil liams stole a lot of hides from Frye& Sons, of Oregon, and was given six years. Geo. Weber in April stole a re volver from Wm. Bloomtield near Forest Citv: he was given two years. State vs. El ma Means: Means on the 17th of July, 1907, stole a horse belonging to James Duke; he was given two years at the August, 1907, and paroled. The case was called Monday, and it was shown to the sat isfaction of the court that the young man had obeyed his parole, and on account of some disagreement with his employer, had left his job and joined the U. S. navy, and was now in the Hawaiian Islands. The parole was ordered terminated. State vs. Adolph Henri, of Forbes township: he was charged with sell ing wine of his own make on his own premises, and was tried at the April term and fined $300: he filed motion of appeal, but since that time the court of appeals has also said it can not be done in local option counties, and Adolph concluded to withdraw his appeal. The court granted him an appeal. Fay Browning was charged with being an accessory to Mrs. ired Schneider, of Craig, in attempting to poison her husband in June last. The case was called and continued. James DeBord vs. T. F. Bartram and others. This was a suit to recover commission for sale of lands. The jury found for the defendants. Nodaway Drainage District No. 1 vs. the John Gilligan Company and Illinois Surety Company. Suit on bond. Defendants filed motion to compel the plaintiffs to make their petition more specific. The case went over to the next term. The most important case that came up for trial, was that of Wm. Taylor, of Andrew county, vs. C. B. & Rail road Company, for damages. As we- understand the case, Mrs. Taylor on returning to her home at Bolckow, from St. Joseph about a year ago, sustained injuries in getting off the train; she brought suit in the Andrew county circuit court, and obtained $1,500 damages. The husband by reason of these injuries was deprived of his wife's help, and large expense was caused, so under our statutes he brought suit for damages: it was brought in Andrew county, and on change of venue it was brought to this county. The case was begun Tuesday and the evidence completed Tuesday evening. Itwent to the jury Wednesday, and verdict was for the plaintiff.for full amount asked $2,000. Stropp and Castle, of St. Joseph, rep sented the plaintiff,and Messrs. Lloyd Booher, of Savannah; W. C. Blagg, of Maryville; W. H. Richards and Jno. Stokes, of the local bar, the railroad company. Swope Park, Kansas City. About 10 years ago Thomas Swope deeded about 1,100 acres of rough land to Kansas City for a park. At- that time the land was probably worth $100 an acre. It lay at that time 10 miles out southeast of the city in the Blue hills. It was inaccessible except by a long drive over poor roads. A creet car line was built, then a boulevard, then streets began to ap pear. It is now (within 10 years) one of the beauty spots of earth. The de sire of the people to utilize it has made easy means possible to reach it. Land all about it is now worth from $1,500 to $5,000 an acre. When Mr. Swope gave this land to Kansas City everyone believes his motive was only a desire to benefit his fellow men, but the phenomenal increase in value of Mr. Swope's adjoing lands has re turned his gift to him 10-fold. You never hear a Kansas Citian, no matter what his social or financial status, express himself on Swope Park, but he thinks Mr. Swope's gift the greatest one thing that ever be fell Kansas City. If that is the feel ing of gratitude toward Mr. Swope by his fellow citizens in a short 10 years, imagine if you will the esteem, grati tude and revered memory that citi zens of Kansas City will feel toward him 100 years from now. His fine gift is the greatest one thing in Kansas City now. In 100 years it will still be the greatest one thing in Kansas City. The bigger and greater Kansas City becomes, the greater and bigger Swope Park becomes. Suddenly Summoned. Joseph Martin, died suddenlj at his home in Osborn, Kas., on Monday, August 23, 1909. He had been in his usual health, and had attended to his routine of business during the day and in the evening attended a picture show. Shortly after his return home, he threw up his arms, gasped, and passed into the great unknown. The deceased was a son of Joseph Martin, formerly of this place, and a brother of Dan M. Martin, who still resides here. He was born in Ohio May 2d, 1841 , and was therefore just passed his 8th milestone at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Burgest, of Osborn, and Mrs. Eva Cramer, whose husband is pastor of the M. E. church at Burr Oak, Kas.: one son, George C, of Fortworth, Tex., two sisters and four brothers Mrs. Mag gie Wallace, of McPherson,Kas.;Clara Parrish. of Enid, Okla.; A. J., of Dal las, Ore.; J. G., of Cottonwood, Cali.; O. A., of Long Branch, Cali., and Dan. M. , dt this city. The funeral was conducted on the 27th, from the First M. E. church, and was in charge of the I. O. O. F. and Rebekahs, to which orders he had been a member for many years. His sister, Mrs. Wallace, of McPherson, Kas., and bother Dan and wife, of this city, attended the funeral. Morgan, the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kreek,and sev eral of his little companions were bent on trying "the slide for life," and on Friday last they put up the tackle, tying a rope to a tree some 12 feet from the ground and the other end to the butt of a tree about (50 ( feet away. When all was made se- cure, as they supposed, Morgan, by means of a ladder, climbed to the I starting point, and with his cross bar, started down the incline, and had gone but a few feet when the rope broke and the little fellow fell to the ground. His scalp was cut clear to the bone some three inches long, and came so near breaking his neck that much alarm was felt for several hours. Dr. Evans had to have a little sew ing bee of his own, taking several stitclies in the wound. The little fellow is doing all right, but he will not soon forget the venture. Arthur W. Petree. of St. Joseph, spent Sunday here with his brother, Frank, and also .visited with his father-in-law. W. H. Richards. We are glad to know that his wife and baby are well. GET FIRST HUNTER'S LICENSE Account Must Be Given to Game Warden Each Month of Game Bagged By Sports. To Leo, the son of Frank Petree, belongs the honor for taking out in Holt county the first hunter's license under the new game law, which is now in force. Following him came W. C. Pierson, of Corning, and A. E. Hibbard, of Richville. County license cost $1.00 each and restrict the hunter to the county ill which it is issued. It is not neces sary for the applicant to go to the county seat, as any Justice of the Peace or Notary may issue, and can. get the necessary blank applications by applying to the county clerk, but the necessary fees must come with application. On the back of each license is a table with 31 spaces to the left of the first left hand column. These spaces are for the days of the month. In the left hand column are the names of the game that may be shot and under each species listed is the names of the months in which it can be hunted. When a man goes out to hunt squirrels, if it be in November, he on the da3 of the month indicated at the top of the table, sets down the number of squirrel bagged. At the end of the month he makes a report to the state warden of his trophies of the hunt. If he hunts in the first half of December, the end of the open season for squirrels, he makes the same notation and the same re port at the close of the season, and so on down the entire list. In other words the hunter must report to the state warden what he is killing and the number, and the failure to report is punishable by a heavy fine. The state warden knows you have a li cense, aud its number, because the county clerk reports to the game warden your name and number of license. The application for a county or state license must state the age of the applicant, height, color of eyes, hair, and that the applicant has been a resident of the State of Missouri for more than six months past, and that the applicant is-able to sign his or her name. The licenses are issued only by the county clerk. Presbyterian Church Notes. Woodville Sunday school had a nice picnic at Will Markt's grove on Wednesday. Services will be half an hour earlier next Sunday night. Please take notice. Class No. 10 are a loyal brother hood. Let each member be present next Sunday. Rev. and Mrs. Walton returned Tuesday evening from a pleasant out ing at Colorado Springs. Christian Endeavor service will be of special interest Sunday evening. Mrs. Walton has a message for each Endeavorer. Miss Alberta Bragg will lead. Mr. Walton preached last Sun day evening at the First U. P. church, Colorado Springs, to a large audience of visitors. Several Mis sourians came forward after the ser vice and greeted him. Next Sunday's services: "The Progress of the Kingdom," "The True Object and Method of Educa tion." Let all interested" in educa tion and the development of our country be present. All who labor with head or hands are especially in vited. The Pastor. Heavy Suit Against John S. Bilby. John S. Bilby, who owns large tracts of lands in and near Craig in this county, and also in Nodaway and Atchison counties, and in Oklahoma, Nebraska and Old Mexico, has been by a suit filed in the Nodaway county circuit court, made defendant in several suits on promissory notes ag gregating -520.000. Service was had on Mr. Bilby while attending the Mait land fair. The case was brought by a St. Louis attorney who represented several St. Louis banks who hold notes given by C. W. Beal and en dorsed by J. S. Bilby and J. A. Wish erd, who at one time was a partner of Bilby in various ventures, it is said. The notes were made in January, 1909, and became due six months af ter date. The banks are unable to locate Beal, the maker of the notes and are trying to collect off of Mr. Bilby. wiiisherd is said to be some where in Texas. On the date that the notes became payable the holders of the notes transferred the notes to the Bankers' Trust Company of St. Louis. The suits are said to be the heaviest of that character ever brought in the Nodaway circuit court.