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OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. JANUARY 14, 1910. NUMBER 36. J Npf- ""S,S v ; J ; ?cS'C?V&rl' TP 11 JANUARY fliy 1 2 5 4 5 "6" 7 "8" O )(l 9 IP 11 12 15 14 15 )( ieir is 10202122 y y 25242526 272829 rir- January in Local History. 12, 1842 Gilbert Raj', as the county treasurer, made his first settlement; balance in the treasury, 25 cents. 14, 1842 B. M. Barkhurst, as county t collector, . filed his delin quent list; tltal, $46.62. 13,1862 Severe blizzard; 14 below zero. 14,.1869-r-Craig's town plat was filed 3, 1876 John Lawrence killed his father near Craig; sent to pen for life; pardoned by Gov. Stone in 1894. 13, 1876 Susan B. Anthony ler.t.nrpd in Oregon. 14. 1876 Special train of 39 cars of hogs left Corning for St. Jo seph; 1018 head. 13. 1877 The Globe, at Mound City, suspended, under control of Ed Anibal: it was revived June 4, 1877, by Hall Mc Pherson. 14. 1879 Mrs. Jane Conway died from injuries received by falling i down a stairway 1, 1879 First term of probate court, i as seperate court of record. B. H. Bussel, judge. 15, 1883 Wood Lewis found dead in road near Smallwood farm in Nodaway township. 9, 1885 Hershberger & Hasness be came owners of the Mound City News. 13, 1885 Mound City's big fire: start ed at Hiatt's barn. The Criswell, Jones, Neudorf, Smith & Andes stores, Cof fee's saloon, Muxlow's and Durham's hotels burned; loss of $30,000. 15, 1885 Contract let to build the Park hotel at Craig. 10, 1890 Citizens' bank organised. 10, 1890 The Snell barn at Mound Citv was burned. 14, 1891 Initial steps -taken to es-J tablish the Oregon canning factory. Began operations August 13, 1891. ! 11, 1895 Citizens of Oregon sub-1 scribed $10,000 to build an electric railway. 11, 1896 Oregon Evangelical church dedicated by Bishop Brey- fogle. 10, 1901 "The Newspaper," at Mait - land, by W. M. Carr, sus pended. Plant was moved to Blanchard, Iowa. li, 1901 Smallpox appeared at home of James Johnson, near Big elow; prevailed over the county during the j'ear. 12, 1901 The Craig Press by Byron Johnstun appeared. 14, 1901 Rebecca lodge at Forest Citjr organized; Mrs. Vine Hovey, noble grand. 10, 1903 Survey of Squaw Creek drain age canal begun by Survey or Landon. 14, 1806 Squaw Creek dredge boat passed through Wing Lake railroad bridge. 14, 1907 Vincent Elliott drowned in Nodaway near Leach's mill. -Tames H. Caldwell, formerly of Holt county, killed by cars at Amazonia. County Court. Our county court held a busy ses sion of four days last week. The court- gave considerable thought to the re numbering of the school districts and the creating of the road districts un der the new law, preparatory to com nleting. the work at the coming Feb-, ruarv term. Those interested in hav ing a road district composed of two or more school districts, should get busy and send their recommendations to the county clerk, who will submit the same to the court on its meeting If you have any recommendations as to who should be the overseer, do the same. C W. David's assessment of $545 was transferred from the Craig school district to district 62 North Center Owing to the larger part of the northwest quarter of 20, 62, 40, owned by C. W. Vonderschmidt, having been confiscated by the Missouri River, his assessment on the same was reduced from $2,400 to $1,000 County Engineer Morns reported the completion of the several bridges bv the Omaha Bridge Company, and a balance of $1 ,955 due them. State Hospital of bt. .Joseph ren dered its account against the county for the care of the county's insane, for the first six months of 1910 for $932.77. Those now in the asylumn are: Laura Caton, Sarah Dickson Emil Musch, Artemetia Drnry, Lucinda M . Taylor, Chas. Thomas, Jno. Bowen, Dennis Callahan, Walter Adams, Thos. J. Bowers, Jno. S. Chesney, a ' Gould Erwin, j Wm. Baker, Wm. Peters, Hatch Dodge, Jas. G. Carlton, Bachael Browlee. Eugene Buckminster was named as justice of the peace for Lincoln town ship, vice Ira Graham, resigned. Some Land Deals. Mrs. Luc Hinkle has sold one of her 40's to George W. Hinkle near For tescue at $100 per acre. This will give George about 80 acres of as good farm ing land as can be found out of doors. George has been a student of agricul- i' ture at the Colorado .agricultural col- lege, and we expect to hear from him in the near future, as one of the best farmers of our county. Mrs. Charles Shellenberger has sold her 80 acres northeast of Mound City to Ward Proud, of near Dothan in Atchison county; the consideration we did not learn. Newt Nauman, who has been try ing Jto do something with Kansas land, has concluded to come back to his first love, and he has made a deal with Charles Morse, for his 117 acres a few miles northeast of Mound City, at $115 per acre. Not so much race suicide up in the Blair district: their school has one of the .u.-gest enrollments of the rural schools of our county 53. lo; 1908- THEY GRIND EXCEEDING FINE The January Term of Holts Cir- cuit Court Now in Its Second Week Judge Ellison adjourned court Sat urday of last week, excusing the ju rors until Monday of this week. Dur ing the first of the week a vast amount of business was done, and it is likely that the January term will be brought to a close on tomorrow, Saturday. The following cases have been disposed of: State vs. James Milligan; he was charged with holding up E. G. Peo ples, at Corning and relieving him of money and revolver, and also with . i mi carrying concealed weapons. xne case was continued at cost of defend ant. The first case called was that of the State vs. Dr. P. D. Kelley, charg ed with issuing illegal prescriptions. A jury said guilty as to. two counts. and assessed the punisment at a fane of $40 in each count. Tne next case, was that of the State vs. Fay Browning; charged with attempt to kill by being a party with a Mrs. Snider, of Craig, in adminis tring, poison to her husband. The jury was given the case Tuesday, of last week, and after struggling with the case for 15 hours said "guilty" and assessed his punishment at two years in the penitentiary. State vs. .Thomas Tolhver; The defendant was charged with a statutorv offense, the complaining witness being AlmaDozier,of Napier. Toli'"er is a barber at Mound L-ity. He was arraigned and his bond was fixed at $500. There were 28 parole cases on the docket, and the court dismissed five of these. Albert Cotten vs. John Hoover; continued at cost of defendant. David A Gelvin vs.' D. Ward King: The plaintiff put up a fence on what he supposed was his line; the defend ant, took it down. Jury gave the plaintiff judgment for $50 damages. G. W: Pullen asked damages from the C. B. &- Q. railroad, for unjustly thrnwimr waters UDOn his land: he 0 . dismissed the suit. " Frank Williams brought suit against Beni. F. Freeman for breach of con tract; a jury found for the defendant. Felix Gambrel vs. Thos. Ilines,Fred Burnett; garnishment. The suit grew out of contract for selling property: it was iriven to a jury which failed to agree and was discharged. O. :K. Herndon vs. J. B. Adkins: attachment. Attachment was sus tained and the case was continued. Tn the second suit as above, the case was taken from the iurv and the de fendant granted leave to tile amended answer 30 days before next term. Timothy P. Fitzmaurice vs. John Tumey. This was a suit over a pri vate road and the Kansas City Court of Appeals, by decree, gave the road to plaintiff; he claims he has never complied with the decree, and the plaintiff asks damages at $5.00 per day for with holding the same. The case was continued. State Ex Bel Holt County vs. Sam uel Neeley, et al; this was a suit on a school mor tgage bond, made by Neeley. The land was sold last August, by the sheriff, and was brought by 11. M. Guilliams for $305, and the suit was against the bondsmen for the balance due the county some $-100. Defend ants defaulted.and judgment rendered for $414.52. The International Harvester Co., had two suits, both on notes, against M. E. Meador and LethaM. Cobb; and against Mary E. Meador. Judgment for plaintiff on first suit for $271.06: on second for $104.64. Marshall and Isaac Crews, asked damages for $75 against V flliam b . Chambers. Defendant sold the plain tiff a horse, which he warranted not to have the heaves, but afterwards it was learned that he had the disease. A jury gave the plaintiff the amount asked for. Nelson W. Whitnell vs. C. W. Nute & Son: This was a suit on an account, the plaintiff claiming a balance due of $67.50. The court found for the plaintiff for the full amount. The court granted a decree of di vorce to Elizabeth L. Moores from her husband, Perry S. Moores. Moores, it will be remembered, was the editor of the Jeffersonian at Mound City, in 1903-7. She charged abandonment. Also Susannah Moreland from her husband, J. Charles Moreland, on the charge of abandoment. Ann L. Mason dismissed her suit for divorce against Lewis P. Mason. In the divorce suit of J. W. Payne vs. JAddie Lyons Payne, the defend ant was granted $100 temporary ali mony and the case went over to the Continued on Page Threo THE SILENT REAPER. MOOKE. Through the columns of the St. Anthony, Idaho, Chronicle, comes the sad intelligence of the death of Mrs. C. C. Moore, which occurred at Phoenix, Arizonia, December 21,1909, where she had gone for the benefit of her health. She will be remembered by many of our citizens, being the wife of C. C. Moore, who served as county recorder from January, 1895, to January, 1899, and in a short time after retiring from office removed to St. Anthony, Idaho. She was formerly Minnie McCoy, and was born in Holt county, Novem ber 2, 1867, and was married to her now bereaved husband, at Falls City, Neb., September 15, 18S6. The im mediate cause of Mrs. Moore's death was Bright's Disease. She was a mem ber of he Christian church at Ore gon, having never transterrea ner membership. She devoted her life for her husband and children, and eared little for society. She is survived by her husband and four children: Ira W., age 20; George, age 18; Mabel, age 16; Marion, age 14. Her mother and stepfather who re side at Dodge City, Kas., also survive her. Interment was temporary at Salt Lake. The husband and Ira and Mabel were with her at time of death. Mr. Moore has many friends here who will sympathize with him and children in their great loss. SCHAEFKER. John Schaeffer, living near the South Bethel cl.urch northeast of Mound-City, with his daughter, Miss Anna, died suddenly, December 28th, in the 87th year of his age. He was a native pf Pennsylvania, and came to this county in 1865, where hehassince resided. His wife died in August, 1902. He leaves four sons and three daughters; 33 grand-children and 38 great-grand-children . to mourn his death. He was laid to rest in the South Bethel cemetery, the services being conducted by Bev. Comstock, of the Mound City Christian church. LONO. Mrs. Adam S. Long, formerly Ellen Long, and who at one time resided in Maitlahd and in the Mineral Springs district, djed at her home in Kansas Citv. December 19th, 1909, aged 72 years. She leaves seven children, Mrs. Ed. Wehrli, of Mound City, be ing a daughter and John Long, of Maitland, a son. IIINES. Georere P. Hines, formerly of this county, died at Brunswick, Neb., De cember 30, 1909, and the remains were brought to this county for interment, the services being conducted from the brick church near Fortescue, on Sun day, 2d inst. Being an Odd-Fellow he was laid to rest with the ritualistic services of that order, conducted by Mound City lodge. He is survived by his wife, one son and two daughters: also a brother. Henry, of near For tescue. PATTERSON. Mrs. Mattie Miller-Patterson,, aged 22 years, wife of Charles (Doc.) Pat terson, of near Maitland, died Thurs day last. January 6th, at one of the St. Joseph hospitals. She is survived by her husband, six brothers and three sisters. MCKNIGHT. Our sympathies go out to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McKnight. of the Liberty district, in the loss of their little five year old son, which occurred Sunday, January 9th, from scarlet fever. Their Opportunity. Donald L. Currie, aged 14 years, of Tarkio, Mo., was awarded $170 in premiums at the state corn show, held in Columbia, Mo., last week. His achievement should -serve as a stimu lus to all the farmer boys of our state, to learn and apply the most improved methods of selecting seed corn, of planting and taking care of the crop, and of maintaining the highest fer tility and condition of the soil. There is no industry in the United States that affords larger opportuni ties than that of farming, for the ap plication of intelligent and progres sive methods. The demand for farm products is, increasing moretrapidly than the supply, remunerative prices are assured, and the ambitious farmer hnv who is williner to study the methods of improved farming, and apply them is assured of a successful career, not only in money making,but also in the patriotic purpose of ad vancing the material progress of his country. W. M. Hamsher, of Mound City, who has been so very low with typhoid fever, has so far recovered as to go to his bank on Monday of this week. Mr. Swacro. who was very low with pneumonia, is now sonvalesing. Probate Court Matters. Judge Porter held an adjourned term of the probate court, Monday of this week, and disposed of the follow ing matters: M. D. Walker, as public adminis trator, filed his bond in the sum of $60,000. The sum of $50 "was appropriated out of the Peter Z. Worley estate for the maintenance and education of children. A distribution of $3,000 was ordered from the estate of Michael May, re funding bonds being demanded by the court; $500 to each, Frances Har ris, Warren, Edmund and Geo. May, Jane McCleary; $125 each to Addie, Daisy and Geo. Day, and Alice Sin clair. H. T. Alkire, executor of the Los- sen Sipes estate, was granted an order of distribution of $1,400, $200 to each of the following heirs: William, John, Charles, Bichard and Edward' Sipes; Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Kaiser. The administrator in charge of the Wm. II. Sterrett estate, was granted an order to appropriate $200 for the benefit of W. H. Sterrett, son of' the deceased. William F. Markt, in charge of the Edward Markt estate, filed his sale bill of personal property, amounting to $1,656.08. The following demands against var ious estates were allowed: Favor of Against Amount Chas. Hover. .Joseph Groves... $ 85 00 Chas. Boetzen.Kob't Kennish.. 681 84 Maria Denny.. Jacob Bayhill.. 53 33 J. W. McDaniel..Jacob Bayhill 275 00 Henry Boselius. .Hiram True.. 152 70 Denny & Bayhill Edith A. Hinde.. 110 00 E. D. Shellenberger Wm. A. Hinkle.. 20 03 S. and J. Printy.G. W. Murphy 14 50 Zook & Koecker.G. W. Murphy 50 03 Wm. Hausworth.G. W: Murphy 212 25 Geo. Seeman. .G. W. Murphy. . 30 00 Minnie Hoffmann G. W. Murphy.. T. L. Price.. .G. W. Murphy... Kate Thatcher. G. W. Murphy M. R. Martin... G. W. Murphy Bragg & Munn..G. W. Murphy E. T. Thatcher. G. W. Murphy 345 32 25 20 10 00 46 84 6 30 95 65 The Climax. What appeared to be the climax of a cold wave of six weeks "hangona tiveness," one of those kind that j'ou can read about back in the 60's, 70's and 80's, came to us on Thursday morning of last week, January 6th, when the government thermometer at this place recorded the extremely low temperature of 15 degrees below zero. January and February are generally cold months, and it is rare indeed that we do not have some weather below the zero line. Just for a re minder, let us tell you that in 1879 it was 19.5 degrees below zero on the 2d of January; on the 3d it was 22 below; on the 4th it was 18 below; on the 5th it was 18.5 below: on the 6th it was 13 below. Beginning wifti January 2d, 1874, the thermometer touched below zero on the following consecutive dates: 2d, 3; 4th, 3: 5th, 151; 6th, 2; 8th, 20; 9th, 22; 10th, 8; 11th, 0; 12th, 1; 13th, 16; 14th, 20. In 1883 we had the following ex tremes during January, all oeiow zero: un tne iuin, n.o degrees: iuui, 18; 21st, 12; 22d, 16. Beginning with 1893, but once I-as the needle showed the lowest point to remain above zero; this was on the 18th, 1899, when the lowest was 8 above: thrice the lowest was zero; on the Sth in 1906 and 2(5, 27th in 190' thus it will be seen that we have had below zero weather 15 out of the 18 .Tarmaries: the coldest of these was .Tanuarv 25th. 1905. when it was 19 below. Hearts Beat as One. Guv Bobbins and Miss Sylvia Wright were married on Saturday, January 1st, at the home of the bride's brother, Frank Wright, living in Craig. The- contracting parties are quite well known in this vicinity and their host of friends wish them much jo Justice Z. T. Bandall officiated Craig Leader. Calvert Boss and Miss Mamie Combs were quietly married at Mound City Sunday, January 2, by Judge John Steels, of Mound City. The young people came to Forest City to visit Mrs. G. H. Bradley Forest City News. Henry Elder and Mrs. Bohart, of Mound City, quietly slipped away from their friends Friday of last week, January 7th, and were so quiet ly married that but few of their more intimate friends had even a suspicion of their intentions. Their many friends will wish them a happy and a long life. The Biggest Ever. Never in the history of our county have the collections through the county collector's office been so large during the month of December. It is certainly a most healthful indica tion of the financial condition of our people and is a certain index as to how thoroughly is the business of that office being conducted by Collec tor Seeman. After the 31st of December, taxes become delinquent, and the penalty for delinquency is added, and as a general rule the larger tax-payers, put off payment of their taxes to the very last day, and as a consequence, Collector Seeman and his deputy were simply "covered up" with "please make out my tax receipt." - ' i We must congratulate our hustling county collector; on .his excellent showing, as by this. vigorous policy of his office, many of the school districts will be relieved by reason of the slow ness of many taxpayers in paying their taxes. The collections for De cember, 1909, amounted to $106,635.90, the several items being: State $ 12,877 04 County 22,311.52 Koad 5,473 9J Special road and bridge 11,016 75 Squaw Creek 8,571 83 Mill Creek 4,200 0( Nodaway, No. 1 2,200 0O Nodaway, No. 2 300 00- School 39,684 8 Total $106,635 90 Of this total the railroads of the county paid a total of $14,875.14. The December collections for the past several years, beginning witbr 1900, have been: 1900 $ 59,311 1901 69,373- 1902 73,124 1903 67,655- 1904 74,891 1905 84,36 1906 74,025 1907......... ." 82,009 1908 86,090- 1909 106,635 Why Don't You? Editors of Sentinel: I notice from the St. Jdseph papers that they are having each week what is called "kick day." Now, Mr. Editors, to my certain knowledge there is a city ordinance to the effect that no prop erty owner or person who occupies property shall lea've snow on the side walks adjacent to such property for more than a period of. six hours after a snow storm.under. a penalty of- three dollar line and costs for each and every offence Why don't our city officials get busy and enforce this law? jOne arrest and fine, and the rest of us would get busy. It is not only a good thing to have the walks cleaned, but the man who owns the walk would save the price of rebuilding a new walk every two or three years, especially wooden or board walks. I for one would like to see the city council enforce this law for the good of everybody who has to use side walks, and those of us who are doing our getting around on foot have to use them or walk in snow and slush ankle deep. Civic pYide in Oregon is much'needed, and if" every body would use some of it, our town would be the better for it. Property owners get busy, and do your part. A Tax Payek. Oregon. Mo., January 10, 1910. New Top Price. "It's all right for the producer, but it will haveja tendencylto make turkey look cheap alongside of pork, chops," when hogs go to $8.65. This price was paid for three separate shipnlents of hogs on the St. Joseph market Friday last. This is the highest price paid on the Missouri Biver for iie hogs since the establishment oCstock yards and packing houses west of .Chicago. Jacob. Lavelle, a veteran of the civil war, living some tlnee miles southeast of Mound- City, died on Monday, 10th instant, and was laid to rest in the Mt. Hope cemetery, the day following, the funeral being con ducted from the Christian church by the pastor, Bev. Comstock. He served through the war as a member of the 16th Iowa Infantry. At the annual election for direc tors of The Oregon Interurban Bail road Company, held on Monday of this week, the following were elected for the year 1910: L. I. Moore, J. C. Whitmer, Jacob Bucher, Alex. Van Buskirk, B. F. Morgan. W. A. S. Derr, C. D. Zook, T. C. Dungan, W. H. Bichards. Claude Williams is visiting his brother, A.' O., down at Plainview, Tex., this week. Willis Sipes and wife, of LeEoy, Colo., are-here on a visit with friends and relatives.