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family 45TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. JANUARY 28, 1910. NUMBER 38. US) JANUARY 31 2 5 4 5 TT T o 9 IP 11 12 15 14 15 16 ir 18 19 20 2 1 11 252425 IB 27829 r 1 i.rr 'S January in Local History. 1868 Mound City Masonic lodge organized. 1869 Jesse Goodwin, of Bigelow, drowned in Missouri Elver near Arago. 1875 James Titus killed by being thrown against a tree in a runaway. 1876 Mrs. Alpheus Level, burned to death; clothes ignited from fire place. 1876 Large meteor passed over Oregon, northeast to south west. 1880 Holt County Bank, Mound City, organized by Albert Roecker,Hugh Montgomery, Wm. Hoblitzell and others. 1882 Forest City Christian church completed. 1883 The Benton Evangelical church was organized. 1884 Levi Zook and Henry Thomas organized the Exchange Bank at Mound City. 1835 Corn sold at 24c at Corning and 22c at Craig. 1887 C. X. Dobyns bought the Craig Leader from C. N. YanPelt. 1891 Sam Meek killed at Kansas City: fell down an elevator. 1892 The corner stone of the new M. E. church at Oregon w as laid. 1893 Wm. G. Mclntyre sold his Liberty township farm at $50 per acre; it could not be bought to day for less than $100 per acre. 1894 It was 19 below zero. 1894 Eight cars of walnut logs shipped from Forest City to Glasgow, Scotland. 1897 Pat Brown, engineer, fell from his engine at Forest City, and died next day at St. Joseph. 1897 Jas. B. Inks executed for the murder of John Patter son, whom he killed in Mound City, May 15, 1896. 1897 Forest City Record, by Clara Dobyns, appeared. 1898 D. M. Martin began con struction of local telephone. 1899 Dr. R. L. Johnstun, of Craig, suicided: took strychnine. 1901 Craig postoffice moved to its present location. 1903 Frank Rozelle had 28 head of cattle killed by cars near Maitland. 1905 Dedge boat began digging the Squaw Creek drainage canal. 190519 below zero. 1906 1 Davis Creek turned into the Squw Creek canal. 1907' :Hub" Jones, of Mound City, made an assignment. 1909 First passenger run made over The Oregon Interurban railway. 27, 28. 30. 30, 30, 20, 28, 30, 30, 25, 29, 2(3, 1, 24. 26, 26, 30, 30, 24, 25, 31, 28, 23, 25, 27, 25, 28, We regret to hear of the illness of Judge Dan Huiatt. We trust that it may only prove a slight attack, and that hie may soon be out again. His Sixty-Fif :h Birthday The Senior of this paper, D. P. (Deacon) Dobyns, had a birthday last Tuesday, January 25, 1910, just the same as any one else, on this date reaching the three score and five mark. We did not intend to say any thing about this, but as he seems to take great pride in publishing everj--one's birthday that he can learn of, it is no more than right that the pub lic should be apprised when one of these occasions knocks at his door "what - is sauce for the goose should b) for the gander." On this occasion, his housekeeper, Miss Gusta Upperman, conceived that a surprise on the Deacon would be the proper thing, so assisted by Mrs. Nellie Morris ond Mrs. William Turn ham, it was successfully carried out Tuesday evening of this week. The Deacon had been invited to supper by Mrs. Nellie Morris" and was detained until those in on the "plot" had taken possession of his rooms, when lie was called home. On his return the Deacon opened the door and stepped in, and then cast a look around at the invaders, and for once in his life he sure wasflustra ted. He was then presented with an oak rocker, leather upholstered and a nice chair cushion. By this time Dea con had returned to a normal condi tion and made a very nice little talk, thanking those present for their pres ence, and the handsome token of es teem and remembrance they had pre sented him with. Elegant refreshments were served about 8 o'clock, and the remainder of the evening was devoted to conver sation and reminiscences, which is the usual custom when a crowd of old people gather together. About 10 o'clock, after wishing Deacon many happy returns of the occasion, the crowd dispersed for their various homes. Miss Gusta was assisted in serving the refreshments by Miss Re gina McGill. Those present were: Uncle George Meyer and wife, William M. Morris and wife, William Turnham and wife, Henry E. Peret and wife, R. S. Keeves and and wife, G. H. Price and wife, Tom Curry and wife, Miss Regina McGill, Miss Gusta Upperman. On Wednesday evening of this week Mr. Dobyns entertained Miss Pansy Lyon, Miss Bernice Guthrie, Fred Philbrick and Master George King at a five o'clock dinner, in honor of their birthdays, all of them occuringonthe same date as his, January 25. A grand good time was had. Letter List. List of unclaimed matter remain ing in the postoffice at Oregon, Mo., for the week ending January 26, 1910: LETTERS. Mr Joseph Hufflinger CARDS. Geo Manning In calling for the above, please say "advertised." G. H. Allen, P. M. Isn't It Awfully Awful? "Last Monday a passenger from Oregon started to Forest City over the Interruption short line, and when about half way there, the train or car or -engine, something about it broke down and the passenger started to walk the remainder of the way to Forest City where she was to board another train, but when within sight of the town they saw the train pull-! ing out." Jeffersonian, January 20th. Two freight trains on the Burling ton collided near Curzon on the morn ing of the 7th, and travel was delayed most of the day Forest City News, January 7th. "The only trains that ran on schedule time Friday, were those of The Oregon Interurban. Forest City News. "The 10:18 train north January 1st, when passing over the King fill about three miles north of town, the pas senger coach left the track. It bumped along on the ties till the train .could:be stopped. The train was delayed for an hour." Maitland Herald. "The Tarkio Valley train, the "bob tail," has been three to four hours I late each morning this week, owing to the ice on the track." Corning Mirror, December 10, 1909. "Train service on this branch is practically annulled, none but work trains being run, and service cannot be resumed for a few days." Mound City News, July 8th, 1909. ' "A heavy rain Monday night did away with local train service. Tues day, all the trains being annuled for that day." Jeffersonian, July 8, 190!). "On their return to Bigelow yester day morning .about 2 o'clock, they (Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Durham) found it was doubtful whether the hacks could make the trip to Mound City on account of the continued rains so they walked the ties." Jeffersonian, July 8. 1909. The Denver-Chicago east bound ex press on the C. B. & Q. railroad was derailed near Exter, December 2nd, and trains were delayed for several hours. i On December 12th, a collision oc curred on the Illinois Central, near Springfield, Ills., and train sefvice demoralized for 12 hours. "The disabling of a turbine ' engine at the St. Joseph power station in St. Joseph, on September 25th, 1909; for several hours the people along the Grand Avenue and Frederick Avenue lines had to walk." St. Joseph Ga zette, September 25th. "A collision on the R. P. L. & N. Railroad Wednesday morning, caused the abandonment of all regular Rock Port trains Wednesday and Thursday, October 6-7th." Rock Port Journal. A collision on the Frisco Railroad September 15, near Tulso, Okla., com pletely tied up the tratlic for several hours. The derailment of the locomotive tank on the Grand Island Railroad near Hamlin, Kas., September 3d, put the engine baggage and smoking car into the ditch, delaying tratlic for some 12 hours. A train on the Missouri Pacific was derailed at Swope's Park, Kansas City, September 11th, 1909: passengers had to walk perhaps a mile, where they took street cars for the city; thus they were delayed from 11 a. m. until 4 p. m. before they were able to continue on their journey. The last few days the trains have been running late. The down train in the morning has been an hour late and the up train gets in at noon Jeffersonian, December 9, 1909. The Oregon Interurban Railway be gan operations in April, 1909, and at no time since then has it abandoned a single one of its 12 daily trains: and but twice within those 10 months lias it failed to make connection at Forest City. No railway system in the United States can show a better record. A Trio of Old-Timers Squire Long, of Bigelow, reached his 91st birthday on Wednesday of last week, January 19th, and though a little late, perhaps, yet not too late, for this printery gang to send its con gratulations. It would be a nice thing to do to get the Squire, Uncle Martin Keiffer and Uncle Jacob Ray hill together next year as the former and latter have the same birthday, Jan. 20, 1819, and Uncle Martin is on ly a day earlier, Jan. 19, 1819. Long is a native of Tennessee, Keiffer of Virginia, and Rayhill, of Indiana. Mr. Rayhill came to Holt in 1865; Mr. Keiffer in 1856, and Mr. Long in 1855. They are a trio of old-timers, sure, and if they were to get together what tales they could tell of the long ago. Miss Emily Young, of St. Joseph, and her niece, Frances Young, were here a few days this week visiting Mrs. Paul Frye and family. THATCHER'S MILITARY BAND. Paul de Longpre, a famous flower painter, who resides in Los Angeles, has begun an agitation for municipal bands, in which he asks general co operation. He cites the fact that every city in Europe and in Mexico has its municipal band, which makes music for the public. Travelers in Mexico especially, have been delight ed by this feature. Every night the musicians play upon the plazas and the people gather about and are en tertained. In many of the country towns in the United States also are public concerts by the town band and there is no doubt about the value of these performances. In the larger cities, bands are pro vided for out of park funds, but the idea of a municipal organization has Reading from left to right: back row: Hugo Geil, 2d alto: Gerald King, 1st alto: Harry Smalhvood, 1st tenor; Hanson Murray, trombone; Carl Hunts man; baritone; Asby Greene, tuba. Front row, reading from left to right: Avon Murray, solo cornet; Lloyd McNulty, solo cornet; E.S. Thatcher, director; Ray Evans, 1st cornet; James Murray, 1st cornet; Burns Greene, snare drum; Roy Bartram, bass drum. This splendid band was organized a little over one year ago by Edgar S. Thatcher, and has been at earnest work up to the present, until it has attained a proficiency that places them in the front rankof similar organiza tions in this part of the state, except ing, of course, St. Joseph. It made its first appearance on the 4th of July last, and every one was surprised at the high order of their renditions. Since this time they have filled several engagements, among which was at the Forest City Carni val and the Annual Chautauqua in this city. In all their engagements they gave splendid satisfaction, and were complimented on every hand. Fred Hershner Writes. Yokohama, Japan, Dec. 17, 1909. Dear Mother: I received several of your letters on my arrival in this port. We had a great amount of mail ad dressed to this place instead of being addreised to Manila. The mistake was made at the SanFrancisco post office. The sea was very rough during our whole trip from Manila, but very few on the trip were sick. I can say it was the first rough weather I ever ex perienced without feeling somewhat sick. The first sight of land was a very beautiful sight. As you approach the entrance to the harbor from seaward, your eyes are attracted off the star board side of the ship. It is only a small island that you see, but there is something about this island that would interest almost any person. The island itself is a very good imita tion of a lion, lying in wait for prey. Next, we walk across the deck and look at the point side of the ship. Here we view the lofty snow-capped Mount Fuchamamaia, which rises to a giddy height in the rear of Yoko hama. As we glide down the bay we see nothing more of real importance until we have at last dropped our mud-hook in ''The Land of the Ris ing Sun." Then these little yellow people come swarming around the ship in great numbers, bringing curi os of alll descriptions to sell to us aboard ship. These people row a boat different from any people I have ever seen. They move them about by two sculling oars, which extend over the stem of the boat, the handles of which are pulled thwartships in mak ing it go ahead. They are called sand pans. The weather is pretty cold for we sailors, coming from a tropical coun try in a little less than a week's time, but it is just what I like. It is the first cold weather that I have seen since I have been in the Navy. It seems almost like December weather in Holt county. They let us go ashore according to our conduct class, so the fellows who not taken a foothold. Our own beau , tiful little city could easily support a j municipal band of twelve or eighteen or twenty-four pieces. Thatcher's Military Band now in existence could be recruited up to twenty-four piece organization and there could even be some modest remuneration. Thus we could have out-door concerts two to three evenings of each week during the season, and there is no doubt that the public would get a thousand fold return in enjoyment from a small investment. Besides, it would tend to elevate the standard of music and call forth the latent talent of the community. Every lover of music, and who is not a lover of music? will approve the efforts of Mr. de Longpre and hope tiiere may be results. With another winter's hard work in practice, which is now drawing to a close, Mr. Thatcher feels that his band is capable of holding ap engage ment anywhere, and will compare, in class of music, execution and expres- sion, with' any of the older organiza ! tions. We feel that every individual citi zen should be proud of this band and encourage and assist them in ever way possible. They are now furnish ing the music at the Gem Theatre. 1 and giving the very best of satisfac tion. They will be ready for summe: out-of-town dates picnics, celebra tions, carnivals, fairs, or any plact , that band music is needed. are real good will have an opportuni ty to view Japan, and those who are not are out of luck in this port. The special first-class men are al lowed shore-leave every da. I am glad to state that I can take advan tage of this conduct class myself. 1 got my special first-class for doing good work at target prartice while in Manila. When the liberty parties land at the dock there are great numbers of jin-rik-a-shas ready to take us all about the city. The men that pull these jin-rik-a-shas are able to run with them for a great distance and never seem to get tired. A person would naturally think he would have some trouble in making these people understand anvthinsr.but I have found it no trouble at all, for almost all of them speak some Eng lish. There are few of the buildings more than two stories high, which makes the city look much different from American cities. Although there is one thing this city surpasses most of our American cities in, and that is the cleanliness of the place. Everj thing is clean and neat. I expect to spend much time sight-seeinghereun-til the 20th of this month. We will then weigh anchor and sail for Woo sung, China, where I expect to see another Oriental port of much inter est. Wishing you a Merrv Christmas and a happy JSew Year, I remain i our Loving Son, Fred. The annual meeting of the stock holders of The Oregon Interurban Railway Company, for the election of nine directors, was held Januarv 10 All of the old directors were re-elected, with the exception of D. M. Mart in, who, we are told, did not wish to serve any longer, and in his place Alexander VanBuskirk was chosen At a meeting of the directors, held January 15, all of the old officers, as follows, were elected: B. F. Morgan president: C. D. Zook, vice-president L. I. Moore. General Manager, cppro tary and treasurer; W. A. S. Derr. assistant manager. To Probe Packing Concerns Attorney-General Major announces that he would start an investigation into the affairs of the large packincr concerns of Kansas City and St. Louis as soon as he got other matters now- taking up the time of his department off his hands. The attorney-generaV says he has been making a - quiet in quiry into the affairs of the -packing houses for some time and getting in formation which .will be "of value to him in inquisition. He says he pro poses to make the inquiry - thorough and if the facts warrant a proceeding- to oust tne packing concerns or to fine them. We do hope there will .be no fine; they should be ousted, fining only means that the people will pay. the tine in the form of advanced prices. They with the insurance combine have been fined, when the statutes emphatically provides for ouster, but the supreme court, if we mistake not, brushed this statute aside as they would a handful of chaff, assessed a fine, which was ultimately paid by the people. If our most excellent attorney-gen eral can make a conviction, we think, if possible, inasmuch as they ha Ye been before the courts and convicted. their properties within the state should be confiscated. The Missouri Valley Canners. We notice that "The Canner,' of Chicago, devotes 10 pages of their pub lication to the doings of the Missouri Valley Canners' Convention, which met in annual convention at Kansas City, last week. There were 100 can ning men from Missouri, Kansas, 'Io wa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Arkan sas, present. Dr. Cutler, Food Commissioner, of Missouri, addressed the convention, Wednesday, and for three days there were entertaining talks and discuss ions on canning factories and canned, goods. The can and other supply men entertained at dinners, luncheons, smokers, etc., every day and night. Oregon was for the third time hon ored by the election of L. I. Moore as Secretary and Treasurer. Mound City's factory was represnt ed by Messrs. Glick and Batman. The next convention will be held inv Springfield, Missouri, next January, 1911. The convention went on record as endorsing the Pure Food Laws and State Inspection of Canning Factor ies. Can't Be Navigated. The One Hundred and Two river in this section of our state was the subject of an hour's discussion in congress on Wednesday of last week, when the bill to declare it to be a. non-navigable stream came up for passage. Mr. Booher in speaking to tl.e question said, the "102" was a big creek. He did not believe it could be navigated by a row-boat in July and August, but in times of heavy rain the stream spreads out and Hoods thousands of acres of the best farm land in the state. - He claimed that the residents onlj wanted the right to straighten and drain the stream and protect their farms under the Missouri drainage law. The bill was passed, also bills declaring the Big Tarkio and Nodaway rivers non navigable, for the same reasons. To Raise Salaries The County Clerks' Association of the state has appointed a committee, the object in view being to secure a raise in their salaries, commensurate with the present increased price of everything, and the increased amount of work to be done in their respective offices. - At the last session of the legislature, the County Clerks, Col lectors and Assessors all had bills be fore the legislatures for increase in salaries, and the latter two were suc cessful, but the County Clerks' bill failed of passage in the lower house by seven votes. Mr. Zeller, our coun ty clerk, is a member of this commit tee. We hope that they will be suc cessful at the next meeting of the legislature in 1911. Left a Will. The will of Elizabeth J.Pierce, who died December 29th, 1909, left a will which was probated last week. It is dated September 18, 1909, and was witnessed by Mrs. Abbie O. Allen and Tressa Vincent, and it names her son, Dr. B. G. Pierce, as executor. She bequeathes to each of her feur sons, Joe. J., Mike, Bert G. and Na than, each $2,000: it provides also, that her late residence be sold. Af ter the payment of the legacies, what ever residue may exist, it shall be divided equally between her four sur viving sons.