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Death of Jacob Rayhill.
The death of this venerable and kindly gentleman, after rounding out 91 years, v. ill be keenly felt by all our people. )i iate years he had become quite feeb! . and for fully a year he had been cared for by his daughter, Mrs. -T. TJ. Denny, of Mound City, where he passed into the great un known on Tuesday of this week. May 3, 1910. In his eariy day and up to a few years ago he was active in farm life, and by frugality and indomitable en erg' and perseverance he accumulat ed, and as he approached the sunset of life was amply able to retire and peacefully await the coming of the si lent messenger, whom he was well prepared to greet with ''I am ready." Mr. Rayhill was born in Washing ton county. Ind., .January 20, 1819, and therefore had well entered upon his journey toward his 92d mile post. How great the changes, how many the great events contemporaneous with Father Rayhills 91 years of life. lie came to this world during the second year of .lames Monroe's term as presi dent, and lived under the administra tions of 2.i of the '2$ presidents of this country. He was a year old when the steam locomotive was brought into use, and w as 20 before hecould use an envelope, and 11 before the steel pen was introduced or an iron steamship was broujrht into use, and 10 before matches were made, and had been voting for six years before the sewing machine had been brought into prac tical use. When he was born there were not to exceed ten million inhab itants in the United States. He lived to see the number increased to nearly ninety millions. He was 25 when ether and chloroform were discovered with their power to prevent pain. Previous to that time surgery was a torture second onlv to the horror of the rack or thumbscrew. He hasseen all the development in agricultural implements. The telegraph, tele phone, electric lights, and autoir.obile came after he had u well-rounded manhood, and was 11 before the first house was built in Chicago. If the improvements t hat have been made since Uncle .Jacob Rayhill was born could suddenly be swept away, half the people in this country would be reduced to beggary and starvation and all business would be utterly par alyzed. It is utterly impossible for us to imagine now the condition of things at the birth of Mr. Rayhill, or to realize what changes have taken place since the time he reached ma ture manhood. Supposing that a child born on the date of his death lives as long as he. It is interesting to speculate on what conditions will be when that child passes away. Mr. Rayhill married Margaret Mor ris, in Salem, Ind.. January 2, 1845, and she died December 4, 1893. There were nine children born to them, four of whom are now living. These are: Caleb L. and Matt. II.. of this county: Mrs. Lizzie Me Da niel. of Rush Cen ter, Kan., and Mrs. J. I. Denny, of Mound City. He had twenty-four grandchildren and ix great-grandchildren. Mr. Charles Rayhill, of Oregon, and Mrs. C. V. Lukens, of New Point, is a nephew and niece of the deceased. ne came to Holt county in 186a, and took up a farm in Hickory township, and continued farming until the death of his wife, since w hich time he has been living with his various children, and patiently waiting for the setting of his life's sun. Father Rayhill's parents were Matthew Rayhill and Catharine Wolf, of Sweet Springs, Va. On the 8th of May a year ago Mr. Rayhill, then 90 years of age, attend ed the Goth wedding anniversary of his brother, George, then 87 years of age, at his home in Pana, 111., and with Mr. Rayhill was the sister of Mrs. Geo. Rayhill, a Mrs. William Overstreet, of Hutchinson, Kan. The' were the only couple present on this occasion that witnessed the mar riage of his brother in 144. He has been a member of the 1. O. O. F. since 1850. ident ifying himself with that order at Salem, Ind., and on coming to Holt county became a member of Oregon lodge, by card, and on the organization of New Point lodge on February i;;f isvKl, he trans ferred his membership to become a charter member of that body, and re tained his membership up to the time of his death. During these 54 years of his membership of this order, he never lapsed in membership. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday at Mound City, by Rev. T. I). Roberts, of the New Point Presby terian church, and the body taken to the Fairview cemetery, where it was laid to rest to await the resurrection, the services at the grave being con ducted by "New Point Lodge, I. O. O. F. Conception. Nodaway county, has been chosen as a division point on the Chicago Great Western railway, and it is now claimed that an ar rangement has been made between that road and t he Wabash whereby the latter will move its division from Stanberry to Conception. These two roads will have joint trackage ar rangements from Conception to Kan sas City. SLS Jf"! BEGINNING MAY 9TH, ENDING MAY 14TH Six Days Only This is going to be one of the greatest sales erer inaugurated in this town. We have slashed the prices right and left, reducing them to such an extent that you may wonder how we can afford to sell shoes so cheaply. The shoes which we are to "Shovel Out" are all good, reliable styles, and if you fail to attend this sale you will regret it all the days of your life. You may wonder why we are anxious to dispose of these shoes. That's an easy question to answer. We have found that I A Knife Like Cut Free This is a fully guaranteed knife of a very unique design, comes in a neat leather holder. We will give one of these knives FREE to anyone buying at least three pair of Shoes during this sale, for himself or family. I i i i "STAR BRAND SHOES ARE BETTER 99 We must make room for "Star Brand" shoes, hence the rea son of this sale. That "Star Brand" shoes will prove satisfactory to our many patrons we have no doubt, because we know that there is nothing that enters into the construction of these shoes but what is the best that money can buy. Every shoe in our stock has to make its "get-away" by May the four teenth, because we cannot carry over a single pair All of the shoes included in this sale, that means everything but "Stars" will be ar ranged in such a manner that you will be enabled to pick out just what you want. No exchanges will be made. Our clerks are paid reasonable salaries, but at this sale, taking everything into consider ation, it would not pay us to have them make several changes. Every Pair Guaranteed. It will pay you to come early and secure the best. Four Big Lots THESE ARE THE PRICES THAT WILL SELL THE SHOES: $3.00 and $3.50 Dress Shoes are yours for $2.25 $2.50 Dress and Work Shoes are yours for $1.98 $3.00 Work Shoes are yours . $2.39 $1.65 Boy's and Girl's Shoes are yours for $1.19 Remember the date. Bring your family and buy them all a Pair of Shoes for what it usually costs to purchase only one or two pairs. KREEK & HASNESS, OREGON, MISSOURI. Nothing Like Leather Not in a shoe, at any rate. And yet every manufacturer does not make ''solid leather" shoes, more's the pity. The makers of "Star Brand" shoes guarantee that their shoes are all -leather, that it is good leather, and that the shoe, what ever the price, is 'Better" than any other for the money. Just so "Better Shoes for the Money." And that is fair, isn't it all one can ask? You. don't expect to get as good a shoe for $2.00 as for $4.00, for instance, but you want 100 cents in value for the dollar. Certainly so, in Shoes or Clothes, ' in Dry Goods or Groceries, value received every time. That's our idea of merchandising. It seems popular, seems to be all right, judging from the way in which our trade is increasing. If you don't know us, suppose you come in and get acquainted. We have been waiting to see you for a long time. Don't wait for an introduction, but come. Taken the same as cash, or will pay as much CASH as anybody. LEMM0N & SON Have just received a great many more goods that you can buy at almost your own price. We also have a new line of GROCERIES, and pay the highest market price for PRODUCE. Don't forget to call on us Satur day morning and ask what we are paying for EGGS. Remem ber, with every $1.00 worth of goods, we give you a nice SOUV ENIR FREE. Call and see us. TEE VARIETY STORE OREGON, MO. SEAL ESTATE ffllEOGBAPE PUKI.IHn KI WKKKIjV KYW.H KICHARD8. OBKCON.MO. OKKICK OFSTAIKj IN THK MOOKK BLOCK . Abstracter aiifl Negotiator of Loans. DR. CHARLES GEIGER, PRACTICE LIMITED TO DISEASE OF WOMEN AND SURGERY. GO Francis St.. ST. JOSEPH." MO. Correspondence Solicited. Phone 771. i OR, BARTON PITTS, Eye and Ear Specialist. PRIVATE .HOSPITAL. 8th and Francis. ST. JOSEPH, MO. Correspondence Solicited. Transfers for week ending- April 30, 11)10: WARRANTY DEEDS. Jos. Hatfield 'to Jno. Applebee, lots 9, 10, 11, 12, block 14, Maitland $ 1,000 Nellie M. Caywood to Geo. Wagner, lots 3, block 11, Maitland Add 800 Jas A. Foster to C, B. & Q. R. R. Co., 1.4 acres in S. E. 15, 59, 38 250 Jno Ilsley to Marion Odell, Us. E. i lots 14, 15, 10, block 1, Craig 1 Marion Odell to Sarah E. Ils ley, N. E. i lots 14, 15, 1G, block 1, Craig 1 Samuel M. Butler to Samuel Rundles, tract in X. E. S. E. 16, 62, 39 225 Isaac M. and Jos. L. Minton to Ernest L. Craig and wife, lot 16, block 1, Fortescue 45 Queen B. Shirley to C. I). But terfield, 75 acres W. N. E. 36,59,38 1,125 C. D. Buttertield to N. N. Mc Adoo, W. N. E. 36, 59. 38 . . 1 Jno. R. Krusor to Alvin Whit low, N. I S.'-J E. of R. R.. 36, 61, 39 13.500 Jno. W. Miller to Jno. II. Crist, S. X. W. and X.. S. W. 27, 63, 38 16,000 Jacob Markt to John Markt, -10 acres S. W. I 31, 60 , 37 2,000 Newton Norman to Benj. X. Watson, sundry tracts in 26, 62, 39 13,455 Benj. N. Watson to Newton Nauman, sundry tracts in 26, 62, 39 13,455 Farmers' Mutual Telephone Co., articles of incorporation 10,800 W. COTTEN. President. DON M. HUNT, Att'y,-Vice-President. S. L. SOMMERS, Secretary. HOLT COUNTY LAND 6 TITLE CO. REAL ESTATE, ABSTRACTS OF TITLE, LAW, LOANS, AND INSURANCE. Farms, Ranches, City Property, Stock of Merchandise, sold and ex changed, anywhere. Abstracts of Title to all lands in Holt County. Titles Examined. Farm Loans. Life Casualty and Fire Insurance. Law work done in State and Federal Court.';. List your property with us for results. Abstract furnished free on on all sales of $3,000.00 and over. We Solicit Your Business. Both Phones, No. 124. OFFICES IN THE CITIZENS' BANK BUILDING, OREGON, : : : : : : MISSOUURI. QUIT-CLAIMS. Lula Ryan to Francis M. Ryan, N. E. 22, 63. 39 4,100 Rebecca Blackney to Chas. C. Lawrence, Und. 1-10 in X. E. 22,63,39 ...: 1,000 Chas. C. Lawrence to Francis M. Ryan, Und. of 1-5 N. E. 22, 63, 39 1,000 Chas. C. Lawrence to Francis . M. Ryan, Und. h of 1-5 N. E. 22, 63, 39 1.000 Rebecca Blackney to Francis M. Ryan, Und. 1-10 N. E. 22, 63, 39 1,000 PETREE BROS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office up stairs in VanBuskirk bnildin$r, OREGON, MISSOURI. J. T. THATCHER. M. D. Homeopathist and Surgeon OFFICE OVER MOORE & KREEK'S Special attention givento Orificial Surgery AND ITS RELATION TO CHRONIC DISEASES. Oregon, Mo. Telephones: Residence, 18; Office 9. Farmer's: Residence, 52. T. A. LONG, D. V. S. Up-to-Date Veterinary. OFFICE AT HOME. Both Phones No. 13.