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45TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. JANUARY 21, 1910. NUMBER 37, t m JANUARY H(D ISUNJMQHJTUEJWEDJTHU.1FRI.I5AT.I L u 2 5 4 5 6 T 5 Q 1Q 11 13 15 1415 laolsi 111 1 1 January In Local History. 21, 1859 The Forest City Monitor bought by A. B. Conklin, from his partner, J. B. Van atta. 19, 1876 During the week, at Corn ing, Henry Dankers packed 185 head of hogs; F. W. "Wal ters, 225 head, and Heniy . Boselius, 150 head. Tl7. 1877 Citizens ' of Hickory and Benton township met to take action looking to pro tection f romthegrasshopper. 18, 1883 The manufacture of cigars was begun at Maitland. 18, 1883 The temperature on the 18, 19, 20, 21, was 17, 18, 12. 16, respectively below zero. 19, 1883 Dr. J: G. Brownlee, former ly of this county, was killed at Junction City, Oregon, shot by a man named Ab rams. 20, 1883 The old Utt & Watson mill in Oregon, built "n 1855, was levelled to the ground 15, 1884 Daily mail established be-! tween Oregon ;and New Point. 16, 18S4r-Bichard Penny killed a 150 pound deer in bottom above Forest City. 18, 1884 Bank of Mound City organ- ized bv Levi and C. D. Zook ' and Ilenrv Thomas. j 22, 1884 Irving Rostock suicided by hanin" 18, 1893 Thenew Kelso school house ' was completed. J 20, 1895-So mild and pleasant doors , and windows were opened. 19, lS96-The M. E. church at Craig was dedicated. 16. 1896 The dedication of the K P. hall, at Maitland. 16, 1897 The Maitland Presbyterian church was incorporated. 18, 1897 Lulu Emerson accidentally shot and killed by a cousin, named Miller. 17, 1898 Bobbery of the Hatfield & Wyman store at Maitland. 21, 1900 The new Oregon Presby terian church was dedicated by Bev. Duncan Brown. 22, 1900 John Cook stabbed by Will iam Fields; he died Feb. 4: Fields was acquitted. It occurred at Mound City. 20, 1906 Fred Niendorf, of Mound City, made an assignment. 21, 1908 A large meteor passed over Oregon, southeast to north west. 21, 1908 The Cawood barn at Mait land was burned. A pleasant letter from M. P. Miles, formerly af New Point, now located at Couer D' A lene, Ido., to a friend here, brings the good news that he and family and also the Ac ton, Hardrnan and Dillon families, are all well and prospering. Mr. Miles is now clerking for the largest hard ware and implement firm of that place, while Linnie is keeping tue books for the firm. There many friends here are glad to hear from them. . a v Registrars of Vital Statistics. On the coming of February 7th, the vital statistics law will be put into full effect in this state through the State Board of Health and 912 local Registrars named by the board on Saturday of last week. With perhaps a dozen exceptions, all of these Beg istrars are resident physicians of their respective counties. The forms used will conform to those in-the national census bureau. The new law provides that all sta tistics regarding births and deaths must be turned in to the local Begis trar at once, and on the 10th of each month each local Begistrar must file his report with the central bureau, at Jefferson Citj Under this law no undertaker can aid in burying a person for whom no properly tilled out certificate of death has been issued. Nor shall any sex ton aid in burying a person without the proper burial certificate. All sex tons must keep a complete record of ! all persons buried by them, and make a return of burials to the local regis- trar within 10 days af er such inter ments. The penalty for violations are made very severe, ranging from $5 to $200. A false certificate of birth or death will draw a fine of from $50 to $200. The burial of a body without a burial per- mit from the local registrar is punish- able by a fine of from $20 to $100. Any person who may alter a birth or death certificate with fraudulent intent shall be fined from $10 to $100 and sentenced to jail for 60 days or both The new law is so framed as to com ply with the requirements of the inter-national classification of causes of death as adopted by the United States census bureau. The Begistrars for Holt county as named by the State Board of Heath are: F. E. Hogan, Bigelow. S. II. Long, Corning. J. M. Davis, Craig. F. M. Bullock, Forest City. T. O. Davis, Maitland. Byron Quigley, Mound City. W. S. Wood, Oregon. J. W. McClanahan, Forbes. E. L. Kearney, New Point. New Union Station. Plans for a $1,000,000 Union Station to be located at the foot of Felix and Francis streets, St. Joseph, it is said are being drawn and about completed, by the largest engineering and de signing company in New York. The work is said to have been done at the instance of the most powerful corporate interests in the city and at great expense and is said to be part of a plan to change the entire river from a point far above the present Francis street station to a point near the stock yards, the most gigaatic undertaking set on foot since the lo cation of the stock yards in that city. Jimmie Martin has rented the Link Bucher place, south of Oregon, and will vacate the Sterrett place as soon as the weather permits. THEY GRIND EXCEEDING FINE Circuit Court Adjourns, After Dis posing of Much Business Grand Jury Finds 22 Bills. The January grand jury will enjoy the reputation of having been in ses sion a greater number of days than any of its predecessors within the past 25 years. It is regrettable that they were unable to locate the individ ual who attempted to assassinate Miss Jesta Kunkel, who was shot from am bush at her home in Nodaway town ship, on September 25th last. After a busy 12 days' session, they adjourned Saturday last, having found some 22 true bills. It is likely they would have stayed longer, but when Sam Kahn found out that Judge Ellison was bent on going home, he got mad and told his colleagues, in language most plain, that "he be darned if he wasn't going home too;" John Heck said about the same- thing; Tom Bunker and J. B. Nauman also want ed to go home and the result was the 'meetin' " broke up and they all went home. They were about seem ingly ready to adjourn Thursday, but new matters came up that kept them in session until Saturday. The case of the State vs. George May charged with illegal sale of liquor was continued. The case of the State vs. Fay Browning charged with attempt to kill by beincr a party with a Mrs.. Sni der, of Craig, in administering poison to her husband, was given two years by a jury, and the court paroled him and fixed his bond at $500. J. T. Patton was charged by the state with assaulting his wife; the case was continued. Laura Hopkins was on trial for ex hibitmg a deadly weapon; she was put under $300 bond, and the case went over to the next term. Earl Randall was charged with as sault; bond fixed at $200, and the case continued. Marcellus Mclntyre was "indicted for gambling; bond $200 and continued. A similar entry was made in the case of John Stafford. Roily McCully-answered to charge of gambling, and on pleading guilty, was fined $45; he will board it out There were three indictments against Adolph Henry for illegally selling liquor, bond was fixed at $500 -end cases continued. Otto merman, of Corning, was made a citizen of this bully, good country by a decree of Judge Ellison Otto has always been a good citizen ever since he came over from the fatherland. Albert Cotten vs. John Hoover, was a suit on contract for selling real es tate. It will appear on the April docket. George Wagoner vs. D. Ward King suit starting over a fence line: sub mitted to the court, who put it in his pocket and will doubtless tell us all about it at the next term of court The damage suit of W. D. Morge vs. Charles Patterson, was continued by the plaintiff. City of Mound City, ex rel Waltc Kee vs. Sarah J. Melvin: this was a suit for taxes. On motion a change of venue was granted and Judge Burns, of Platte City, requested to sit in trial at the coming April term Sarah J. Melvin and James G. Mel vin vs. Mound City; this is a suit for damages. Will McKee and John Ship ley discussed the merits of the case in the hotel Woodland office in the presence of some of the jurors; under the circumstances the judge dismissed the jury; he then disqualified himself and asks that Judge Burns hear the case, and it was continued. Edward A. Brown vs. Lot Brown is a suit on judgment: it was continued Samuel D. Pullen vs. C. B. & Q, railroad: he asked damages to the amount of $2,000 to his crops caused by the waters being unjustly throw upon his lands by the company; it was submitted to a jury which found for the defendant. The Callender Vanderhoof Co., of Minnesota vs. Bank of Corning: J. E Bundle to interplead at next term Bundle claims a balance due of $672, 25 for apples sold. Chas. H. Wallace vs. -John F. Ship ley. The note was made in March 1907, and was given to E. M. Miller and assigned to Wallace; judgment by default for $2148.63. Allen Cordrey, of Forbes, brought suit against the C. B. & Q. railroad for the negligent killing of a team of horses and demolishing his buggy: he asked for $650 damages; the case was continued. Andrew O. Dankers vs. C. B. & Q railroad; plaintiff asks $400 damages for the burning of three stacks of hay ned to have been burned by fire u.q locomotive, near the Tarkio allev branch near Corning, in Nov. 1908; he also asks $400 penal damages, j The case was continued. Alfred C. Duncan vs. the Modaway Drainage district: the plaintiff asks damages for injury to his mill site, by reason of the digging of the drainage canal: it was continued. The White Cloud Milling Company vs. W. 5. Thomson, administrator oi the D. D. Perkins estate and W. J. Bandall and B. M. Guilliams, admin istrators of the D. D. Perkins & Co. estate: this was a suit for priority of payment. The court gave a verdict for the defendant, thus reversing the decision of the probate court, which was given at a special term in De cember last: and the circuit court re mands the case back to the probate court. The plaintiff at once filed no tice of appeal to the Kansas City Court of Appeals. We refer more at length to this case elsewhere. In the matter of the extension of boundaries of the Little Tarkio Drainage District No. 1. The attor neys in the case failing to agree to call in a special judge to hear the case, itlwas sent to Andrew county. A similar entry was made in the case of the incorporation of Big Tarkio Drainage District. W. G. Craig vs. Milton S. Randall: suit on account for goods sold; judg ment by default for $300.05. The attachment suit of the F. K. Allen Mer. Co. vs. John B. Byan was dismissed. Judgment by default was taken against J. T. Patton, who used to licp nn thp Lovftladv land, south of Oregon, on three suits on notes in fa vor of Charles A. Moser for :oo.s Teare Bros, for $102, and Dr. W. S Wood for $31.88. Rpnhpn and Tda Kaufman vs. the Levi Kauffman estate: this was a suit for a demand for labor, and caring for and nursing, the demand being for $750 in two seperate demands Judere Murphy, while probate judge held against the claim and the claim ants appealed to the circuit court The case was continued to the April term. Kittie Fries vs. Wilhelmina Busch etal. This was a suit to partition certain lands, asked for by the widow of the late Louis C. Fries. The de f on cert marip a will, it seems, but the widow renounced the terms thereof and elected to take under the law instead. There is a large amount of land in this suit of which the widow nebe fnr nnp-half. The decree as naved for was granted. Tho ciipHfF filfid renort of sale oi the 100 acres, known as the Brinegar place, in Union township, to Mrs. Susan Jane McKeown, at $88 per acre. The sale was made under a decree of partition granted at the August term Holt County Medical Society The first Thursday in the month was the annual meeting of the Holt Countv Medical Society. Circuit court being in session, Dr. Proud ten- riprpri thp. use of his office. Those nresent were: Drs. Kaltenbach and Davis, from Craig; Quigley, E. M Miller and John Tracy, from Mound Citv: Ilosran, from Forbes: Hogan, from Bigelow; Woods, Thatcher, Klopp, Proud and Evans, of this city Twn npw mpmbers were voted into flip snrripfcv. Dr. Quisrlev and Dr Proud presented a report of interest that, were discussed by all present. The Annual election resulted as follows: Pres. Dr. W. S. ood, of Oregon: Vice-Pres., Dr. F. E. Hogan, Bitrelow: Treasurer, Dr. C. L. Evans, Oregon; Secretary, Dr. J. F. Chandler, Forest City. Dr. Ernest Kaltenbach announced that he had come to bid the society farewell, owing to the fact that he imri made arrangements to iro into other business in a distant state. He thanked his professional brethern for past courteous treatment and friend ship and assured them that none but t.liP kindliest feelintrs were in his heart for all the members and wished t.iipm a nrosDerous future. It was a case of the oldest brother of the fami lv going away, for it was owing to Dr Kaltenbach's efforts that the society was organized, and the membershated to give him up, but as he had chosen another field, he was assured, by all present, that they parted with regrets anrThe. carried with him the love and respect of all the members of tlie or oanizaticn. The next meeting will be held in Mound City, the first Thurgday in April. It will be a public meeting- one that everybody will be invited to attend, as addresses will be made by some of the leading educators in the county, as well as members of the so ciety. Drs. Quigley and Miller were appointed a committee to arrange program. Our Wealth. Our Assessor, Perry Bamsay, has completed the assessment of our county for 1910 taxes, and has filed his books with the countv clerk. We feel under obligations to him and his deputy, Frank Graham, for an ab stract of the same: LANDS. Benton $ 575,050 Bigelow 243,200 Clay 654,470 Forbes 305,030 Forest 232,100 Hickory...! 483,000 Lewis 380,480 Liberty 667,350 Lincoln . 186,260 Minton Nodaway Union 253,370 282 800 553,100 Total land value. .$4,816,210 TOWN LOTS. Mound City $274,520 Oregon 188,860 Maitland 119,810 Craig. 96,110 Forest, City 76,140 Corning 37,500 Bigelow 20,410 Forbes 8,000 Fortescue 5,980 Napier ' 5,600 Total town lot value $833,940 PERSONAL. Horses, 6,719 head.-value (33,50 ) $ 320.600 Asses and Jennets, 3S head (SiS) 3.12 Mules, 2,031 head (51 841) 121,000 Cattle. 15.03" head (513,080) 215.450 heep, 1.5.7 head (51.368) 3.92U Hogs, 20 335 head (518,62!); 95.3)0 Money, notes, etc.. (535S.0S0) 1,254,010 All other, (517SU550). 304.200 Total personal values 52330,110 The figures in parenthesis shows that held outside of the cities and towns. TOWN PERSONAL. ' . Oregon $ 409,550 Mound City 243,620 Maitland 130,920 Forest City 116,990 Craig 9S,070 Corning , 92,450 Bigelow 31,890 Total. $1,135,990 Total land values. 282,804 acres'. 54.816,210 1 1 I Total town lot values, 4,558 lots 833.940 Totat personal values 2.330110 Total value &so As compared with the valuations made in the assessment of 1909, there is an increase of $428,000 in land val- ues, $b,uzu m town lot, values ana $330,020 in personal property, a total increase of $764,640. The most mark-' ed increases in town personal values , are m Oregon, $4J,yjo; Maitland, $41,090, and Mound City, $40,140. Horses are assessed on average value of about $50: mules, $59.50; cat tle, $14.50 and hogs, $4.00. High School Association. At the call of President Taylor, of the Northwest Normal, the High school principals of Northwest Mis souri met at St. Joseph on the 8th inst, and effected an organization by electing a full corps of officers, Trof. Foard, of Maitland, being chosen as one of the vice-presidents. The purpose of the meet ing was the establishment of a High school asso ciation. This was done and the or ganization was styled 'Northwest District High School Association,' and the purpose designated was that, of Interscholastic Athletics and Ora tory. It was decided to have an oratorical meet at Maryville, April 29, 1910, at 8 n. m.. and to hold the track meet the next day, April 30. The Board of Begents offered a $50 loving cup to the school winning the most points, and a $25 loving cup to the school winninsr the second num ber of points. The business men of Maryville offer e-old. silver and bronze medals for o 1 first, second and third prizes. The following is the list of events for the meet: 100-yard dash: 220-yard dash: i-mile run: "i-mile run; 1-mile run: i-mile relay race: 120-yard hurdle; 220-yard hurdle; pole vault; shot put; discus throw; running high jump; running broad jump. He Is Coming. "Christ will come soon and the end of the world will take in a single life time of men. datiner from 1844. The increase of earthquakes, the destruct ion of cities like that of Messina and Beggio, the whirlwinds, fires and increasing crime, and the multiplying disasters on land and sea, merely ful fill the biblical prophecies that point soon to the coming ol .esus Christ in the clouds of Heaven." Foregoing are the features of the Sp.vnnth Dav Adventists, who held t.hPir fourth biennial session in St Joseph last week. Mrs. Joe J. Pierce left Sunday, ci. her way to her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., going first to Kansas City for a brief visit. A Hard Lick. The United States supreme court in a decision handed down recently, de clared that the Interstate Commerce Commission has power to regulate distribution of cars among coal com panies. The decision was rendered in the case of the United States vs. the Illinois Central and other rail road companies, in which the latter were charged with discriminating;-, against independent coal companies, not belonging to - the coal combine, were unaVle "to secure sufficient cars to ship their product, because tlie, railroads were in league with the. combine. The decision, therefore, amounts to a blow at the CoaLtrust-- but we do not'4elieve it will be sucbr a one as to "kill father." ' " It may prove a killing blow since the decision applies to all similar -.w-' cases existing throughout the .United " ; States. For instance, it applies to the S Pennsylvania, Beading ahdqtiier - -railroad companies, against I.wlon charges of discrimination are now in t process of investigation by the Fed'- eral courts; also to the Baltimore. x&- Ohio railroad already convicted in. a lower court, of discriminating against . the independent coal operators ''of. West Virginia. The decision may even make all these railroads and other defendants in suits for damaged brought by independent coal pro ducers for discriminations that have cost them millions of dollars of lost -trade. There is really no way to esti- , mate influence and effect of this- de- . cision on coal producing and coal car rying companies. One phase of the decision is of in terest to railroads not directly in- -volved. Beference is made to the opinion that railroads in supplying quotas to coal companies may count the fuel cars of other companies on their lines at the time division .is made. This means that railroads, in v supplying cars, may use and employ coal cars of other railroads in effect- ing an equal distribution, just as Is done in the handling of other kinds of freight offered for distribution. rro i ! 1 J l , 1 "XIUS part, OI uie uecisiuii kiiucks the last prop, it seems to us, f rom under tiie raiir0ads in their fight against the independent, coal companies we fear howeveTroat the companies will find another prop; a doctored daily car re- port to be used in an emergency be- fore the commerce commission. ine real genuine article' will be kept in the division superintendent's private drawer. Improving the Missouri River. The permanent improvement of the Missouri Biver from St. Louis to the head of navigation at Fort Benton will, no doubt, from indications, be provided for in the river and harbor bill.: The bill will likely carry- an approp riation of $2,000,000 for the Missouri, but more important than this will be the new policy of development of the- waterway to which the. government will 'be committed by the bill. The river will be put under what is known as the continuing contract sys tem. A definite plan of stone dykes which are expected to confine the river within a permanent channel will be adopted and every dollar that is spent in the future on the river will have this end in view. It is expected bj- this system that river will deepen its own channel. Of course there will be some dredging but the government engineers insist that owing to the soft character of the soil through which this river flows that the water will deepen the ' river to a navigable depth. Shows a Marked Increase. An increase of 96 per cent in mail handled on rural delivery routes dur ing the fiscal j'ear which ended June 30 last over the fiscal year of 1905 is shown in the annual report of the fourth assistant postmaster-general. Commenting upon the fact' he says: "This remarkable increase is con clusive evidence that the institution of rural delivery has enlarged the amount of mails handled and, there fore, increased the revenue. This is true, although 45 per cent of the bulk of mail on rural routes is second class matter, as the increase applies to all classes of matter, especially to letters and postal cards, the latter due to the enormous use of souvenir, or picture postal cards.5' "There has been unprecedented im provement of the roads traversed by rural carriers, the report says, due to the intelligent and well directed in terest of postmasters and carriers." We are sorry to hear of the alarm ing illness of the venerable mother of JJohan, Henry, Andrew and Ulaus Peters, of Corning. The corning Mir ror savs she is now 86 years old and has resided in that vicinity for 65 years.