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mmm 46TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. JULY 15, 1910. NUMBER 10. SOHJMON.ITHEMED.ITMa.lgll . i SAt I I 11 fa" 5 HI5 6 7 8 9 lO O 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2Q 21 2225 24252627282950 511 1 I I 1 1 r -uajofcl l County Court Matters. A brief session of our county court, was held last week and disposed of usual routine business. E. E. Atkins was released from poll tax duty by reason of physical dis ability. The court met its obligation to the amount of $1250.34 for thecare of its unfortunate confined in the St. Jo seph asylum, for the six months, July 1, 1910, to January 1, 1011, and to the amount of $26.20 for Claud Deffen baugh and Faj Robinson, inmates of the deaf and dumb school at Fulton. Those being cared for by the coun ty at St. Joseph asylum are: Emil Musch Gould Erwin John Bowen Wm. Baker Dennis Callahan Wm. Peters Amos McDonald Walter Adams Hatch Dodge Thomas J. Bowers Lewis Thompson Laura Catron Artematis Drury , Lucinda M. Taylor Sarah Dickson During the past six months Charles Thomas and Mrs. Ota Sipes have been discharged, andJames G. Carlton, has died, leaving 15 inmates in the county being cared for at the expense of Holt county. During the year four were admitted, but two of these have been discharged. A parole was asked for Amos McDonald, and while his condi tion is somewhat improved, tiie su perintendent thought it unwise to grant the parole. The expense for maintaining these inmates has been about $160 each per year. The following were drawn as petit jurors for the August term of our cir cuit court: Bigelow Jacob C. Hinkle. Benton Philip Davis, J. T. Cottier, John Markt, II. A. Armack. Clay Ed Kneale, Howard Penny, Thomas J. Sanders. Forbes Geo. W. Norris, S. G. Kieffer. Forest AV. L. Reynolds, Arthur Cotten. Hickory George Jackson. Lewis S. T. Iluiatt, Henry Weis, Frank Watson. Lincoln W. Kuck. Liberty Walter Cannon, Alex. Meyer. Minton John Noland. Nodaway .Tames Iddings. Union E. L. Gaffney, Galen Low er, M. F. Ballard. Death of S. A. Glenn. News reaches us of the death of Sam Ad Glenn, which occurred at Tampa, Fla., June 15, 1010, at the age of 73 years. For years he was a resi dent of Mound City, coming there from Whig Valley in 1870 with his uncle, John H. Glenn, who was one of the early day ousiness men of Mound City. He was captain in the 80th Ohio infantry, and ex-governor Joseph B. Fraker was a sergeant. Senator Beverage's father was also a member of Capt. Glenn's company. He was a prisoner for 18 months, and was a sufferer from exposures from prison life. His wife survives him. We regret not having further data. Slow to File. Bankers and postmasters through ut the country are just beginning to realize, apparantly, that congress en acted a postal bank law at the recent session. There has been a strange lack of interest in the new law by the two classes more directly affected. Thus far less than 50 banks have made application for designation as depositories of postal funds and less than 50 postmasters have asked that they be authorized to accept postal savings. The indications are that the Board of Trustees, composed of the postmaster-general, the attorne3'-gen-eral and the secretary of the treasury, will be unable to designate the post offices that are to receive postal sav ings for many months to come. The system is not to be generally intro duced at the outset. It will be tried in an experimental form at first. When postmasters and clerks in presidental offices learn that they will get no additional compensation for the work incident to handling postal savings there is bound to be a good deal of complaint. Fourth-class post masters are to be compensated for the work they do in connection with postal savings, but the allowance is to be small one-fourth of one per cent on the average sum upon which interest is paid each year at each of such offices. By November 15 it is expected ar rangements will have been perfected to introduce the sytem, and by Janu ary 1, about a score of the larger post ortiees will be ready to begin accept ing deposits. To Miss Mary Martina nibbard The Sentinel sends its kindliest greetings, wishing you a long and as sweet a life as that which has come to your dear mamma. You'll have the measles, the croup and the whoop ing cough, break an arm perhaps, but remember these come to all some times, but then you'll get over these and keep on growing and growing un til you become a great big girl: then come back and graduate from the old dear school where mamma graduated and then: well; wait and see. May the sun ever shine for you. Born to Martin O. Ilibbard and wife, July 1, 1010 a girl. Congratulations: shake; Grandpa Geo. Hibbard and Sig No land. W. IT. Dunigan. aged 80 years, was thrown from his buggy which was struck by a street car in St. Joseph recently: he had three ribs broken and his shoulder badly fractured, and his arm cut and face bruised, ne is at the Sister's hospital, and his recovery is doubtful. He is the venerable father of Mrs. E. D. Shellenberger and Hen ry Dunigan. of Mound City. The Maitland Fair annual cata logue is now out, and announces the fair will be held August 15-19 inclus ive. $1,100 will be in the trotting purses and a like sum for pacing. Don't you forget the dates but begin now to get ready to attend not only one of the family but every one of the family. HOSPITABLE OREGON. Hospital Corps Gomes Amon Us, and Are Shown a Good Time. About 10:30 Thursday morning last, July 7th, the Field Hospital Corps of the national guard of Missouri, in command of Major Oliver C. Gebhart, arrived, in our city, and went into camp, in the large field just east of the school building. They were wel comed by a large delegation of our citizens and the keys to the city were turned over to them by Mayor Mor gan, and President Bridgeman of the Booster's Club. The organizat ion was accompanied by Maj. Harry Gilchrist of the medi cal corps of the regular army: a ser geant of the first class, and a ser geant, and cook, also from the regular army. The ollicers of the Booster's Club made such arrangements for their en joyment and appreciation as was deemed in conformity to discipline. A large 40 foot Hag was thrown to the breeze across t lie street at the en trance to the camp ground; just out side of the ground, was a large tank of water, for their horses, which was supplied from the city hydrant and within the camp enclose was the ball park and here they were guests of the city in the afternoon at a snappy game between the St. Joseph Lake Side club and our local team, the lat ter winning by the score 3 to 2: only eight innings being played, because of the approaching storm at that time. On arriving at the grounds, the wagons and ambulances were unload ed with characteristic system, and the tents went up as if by magic and in a remarkably brief space of time, there was a small tented city in the east line of our little city. Of ficers occupied the regulation wall tent and enlisted men the tent- in the civil war days they were called the "dog" tent, and these were ar ranged in the shape of an inverted L, to the rear of enlisted men's tents were the ambulances, and back of these were the horses at the ex treme north line of the tents was the mess tent. The regulation discipline prevailed, and permission to leave camp, had to be obtained just as some of the boys that are still here in our city, had to do in 61-65. Every phase of regular army life, pertaining to this branch of the service was strictly adhered to. The corps was made up of details from the Third regiment at Kansas City; the Fourt at St. Joseph, and the 6th, at Cape Giradeau, and was a splendid body of men educated; medical students, physicians, sur geons and specialists men who are striving to know more learn more how to care for the sick; the wound ed, and how to reduce the contraction of disease to the minmum sanitation of camp life, etc. We have the croaker ever among us but these are few, thank heaven that are forever crying down the ex penditures and maintenance of a large army, but whenever we see demonstrations of this kind, we al ways feel like shouting, and our heart heaves with pride of our army and navy. Dr. Daniel Morton, of St. Joseph, is the surgeon general of our national guard, and to him great credit is .due for the organization and equipment of the field hospital corps, whose headquarters is at St. Joseph, and through his efforts in securing a num ber of wealthy men to become inter ested, purchased theold Evertt school building, for permanent headquarters, and here is every thing necessary for major and minor surgical work, and in a. brief space of time, a train could be made ready, bearing men and equipment for the field, or to some stricken city, that had been visited by some great calamity. Major Gilgrist with this corps was at the National Capital when San Francisco was stricken by earthquake. Within two hours after he received his orders, he was on his way to the stricken city with (500 field hospital beds. Should a similar calamity visit our city, within equally as short a space of time, Dr. Morton and his staff with all necessary equipment could be on the way to our city to bring the necessary relief and help and so to any other city in our state. It is the first field hospital to have been organized in our state, and one of only three states in the country to maintain such an organization, and to Colonel Morton and Major Gebhart is due the credit for this great and benificent work in connection with onr national guard. Col. Mortan came up in the evening unawares, and made his official inspection of the camp, and he found everything most satis factory. In strict conformity to orders of the War Department, these are known as sanitary troops; their business is to keep the soldiers well: guard them against improper hygiene and sani tation, and when a soldier is sick and unfit for duty to care for him then and return him to duty at the earliest MAJOR OLIVER C. GEBHART, Commanding. possible time. , They go into camp at Big Lake for a four days term of instruction, which includes tent pitching, drilling and an hour of schooling each day in the application of dressings, etc. The active field operations are espec ially interesting. They will act from the point of actual battle. The sur geon general has a complete topo graphical map of the territory south of Napier to a point north of Bigelow; this map shows every road, school house," church and farm house. There will be two imaginary armies the Blue and the Brown the Blue's base is Hamburg, la.: the Brown's base Amazonia: they are marching with the view of advancing on Bigelow. and in due time and unknown to the corps proper, orders to advance on Bigelow is given, in strict conformity to regulation army style, and all de tails are given in orders. To these officers are given a map: the allingment of the two opposing armies are known; brigade and divison positions are known: cavalry, infan try and artillery positions are known; the battle has opened by the skirm ishes; the rattle of the distant musketry is heard. Where should the field hospital be pi need? where the dressing station? where should the ambulance station be located then comes the tests in diagnosis: a man is tagged "broken thigh:' "gun shot in abdomen" they are cared for: then comes the schooling the battle is over whv did you locate thedressing LI RUT. W. station as you did: why did you dress the abdomen wound as you did: why did you bandage the broken thigh as you did? Thus is brought into practical oper tion every phase of army lield hos pital work, and discussions leading to educational phases of surgery, medi cal and "sanitary work of army life follow; errors and good points are made and credit marks go up or down accordingly. What does all this mean? thoroughness and efficiency in the time of need. Whenever anything of a strictly i high-class character is pulled off in this part of the bulliest state of any of the states, you can only always put upyour last dolIar,that old Holt coun ty, "figurates" to no little degree in the affair. A Holt county bo all wool and a yard wide, who has made good since he left his parental roof up in Minton township Lieutenant W. H. Minton, son of Isaac Minton, of Minton township, is the quartermas ter and commissan of the corps, and we are glad to know that he is mak- j ing good as a specialist in the treat ment of the eye and ear. He is a i graduate from the Washington u in- versity medical schoof. To feed the corps during their encampment he tells us that it requires about 100 pounds of ham, (500 loaves of bread, 500 pounds of potatoes, 75 pounds of I beans, 225 poundsof bacon, 600 pounds of beef, 100 pounds of sugar, 100 pounds of onions, 20 pounds of rice, 150 pounds of coffee, 20 ounces of pep per. 20 pounds of soap, 1,000 pounds of ice. The "hike" "round trip" covered about 80 miles, and the corps was as lightly equipped as possibe. The end of their first day's march brought them to the Monarch district, some 17 miles from St. Joseph, where they went into camp on the James Smith farm. Wednesday morning brought hem to Oregon, seven miles. Thurs day afternoon they reached the Big Lake, 17 miles away. Major Gebhart, one of St. Joseph's prominent young physicians and sur geons, was in command of the entire iorps which numbered 12 officers and lu men. The cost of the trip will be about $1,000 which will be defrayed by the stut3 and federal government. This is the first encampment for medical men of onr national guard in the history of our state. Heretofore the medical corps accompanied their regiments to the annual encamp- ! ments. i The officers of the corps are: Major Oliver C. Gebhart, Commander. Captain E. S. Ballard. Lieut. W. H. Minton, Q. M. and Conimisary. IT. MINTON. j Lieut. W. L. Whittington. ! On their return trip it is likely a ball game will be had between our j local team and a detail from the ! corps. j Sergeant Crawford, of the regular ( army, at Fort Oklahoma, umpired the ( game Thursday and he was a good one, too. The tents were pitched in the field just north of the Jackson home. Maneuvers began Monday and tilings moved lively all day. At the supposed close of battle, the wounded members of the Bever club being used as subjects, were brought in, and on the return to camp, scoring beganr and the ofllcers were called upon to give the reasons for the "faith that was in them," in location of dressing stations, hospital, ambulances, etc., and the mode of dressing wounds, and their manner of bandaging, etc. Plenty of Money Left. If one will but take the trouble to gather together the statements of the banks, which appeared in the various local papers last week, and add to gether the total amount of deposits, he would soon be convinced that there was still a large amount of money in the vaults of these banks, and while not as much by a fourth of a million as there was last February, there is still over a million-and-a-half dollars on deposit. The cause for the withdrawal of this large amount we attribute large ly to the removal to other states of a large number of our substantial far mers, who having sold, have simply transfered their credits, or have put it up for payments on lands purchased elsewhere. Approximately $60,000 of the $230,000 withdrawn since last Feb ruary, has gone for investment in automobiles. Every bank in the county shows a decrease in their deposits, as com pared with their last previous state ment. With the harvesting of the crops, we look for this loss to be gain ed by the closing of 1010. The statements as published last week show the deposits in the various banks to have been: Zook & Roecker : $ 105,736 Citizens 04,381 Forest City 92,207 Home Bank, Forest City. ... 8,060 Exchange, Mound City 64,344 Bank of Mound City 139,223 Holt County Bank 166,828 Farmers, Maitland 244,051 Peoples', Maitland 167,434 Heaton, Craig 249,117 Farmers' & Merch., Craig. .. 46,143 Peoples', Corning 22,302 Banko f Corning 33,036 Bank of Bigelow 42,316 Bank of Forbes 30,474 Total $1,604,665 Total February, 1010 1,843,700 Withdrawn 239,035 Since the February statements, a new candidate for banking recognit ion has come the "Home Bank" at Forest City, and their deposits, if added to those of the bank of Forest City, will show a light increase $2, 000 over the total amount of deposits held in that city last February, a slight increase of 8435 is shown at Corning and these are the only" in creases shown over statement of Feb ruary last. The total amounts held by the banks in the various cities of our county at close of business, June 30th, 1010, was as follows: June, 1010. Feb., 1010 Maitland $ 411,489....$ 505,440 Mound City. . . . 370,395. . . . 403,191 Craig 205,260. . . . 351,165 Oregon 200,117. . . . 330,718 Forest City. . . . 100,276. . . . 98,019 Corning 55,338.... 54,903 Bigelow 42,316.... 52,694 Forbes 39,474.... 46,670 $1,604,665.... $1,843,700 Notwithstanding these heavy with drawals, if they would only distribute these deposits, on basis of population of the county in 1900, they would be able to give every man, woman and child, a few cents over $94, and as J. R. Nauman,of Craig, has the largest family of any one in the county he would have $1,222 distributed to him. At the Altar. Recorder Speer issued the following marriage licenses during the month of June: Butzer, Fred, and Gladys Messen gale, of New Point, June 21, by n. C. Crouse, J. P. Buntz, Lora, of Chase, Nebraska, and Delia Allison, of Mound City, June 8, by Rev. Clark W. Comstock. Millison. .1. .1., and Vida Case, of Forest City, June 30, by Rev. G. W. Weidemier. (She given consent.) Mooney, Wm., of Grand Island, Neb., and Mahalia M. Green, of Ox City, Kas., June 25, by Rev. C. H. Werner. Malliby, Jesse A., of Oxford, Ills., and Nellie McCandlish, of Craig, June 15th. Sloniker, Benjamin, and Josephine Beesley, of Mound City, June 30, by Rev. G. W. Weidemier. Stith, Ralph, of Oregon, and Rosa E. Wilson, of St. Joseph, June 18, by Jacob King, J. P. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Lawrence and three children, of Jerome, Idaho, are visititing her sister, Mrs. Ora King, and other relatives. Mrs. Mina Curry spent Sunday In St. Joseph with relatives.