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iiittitftt Ipl! 46TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 9 lain xrrr. " W JJJL I 9 llXX i. August Term of Circuit Court Ad journs Many Cases Disposed of. Local Orchards Full. Holt county may not be as famous for orchards as some parts of the state,but our county,and especially the southern part has a few orchards that are entitled to some mention, and it is a peculiar teature, too, that not- While the August term of our court withstanding the unfavorable winter. did not have many cases of verv great the apple crop will be an abundant importance, it had one case that one in the south portion of the coun Drought many witnesses and enrolled ty, while in the north portion, there quite as many of legal talent. It .was has been a crop TEACHERS' ANNUAL MEETING Second Annual Teachers' M?t?ntf Under the Supervision Law is a Big Success Most of the teachers of Holt countv assembled at the High school build ing last week and spent two davs in a very profitable discussion of live The peach crop, too, school questions. W. H. VanYickle SEPTEMBER ft ISUNJMONJTOEWEDllTHUJFRI. 1SAT.1 M Ti 1 2 1 5 411iLi89LlO 11M1314151617 18192021222324 151627282930 $75,000 on Wheels. It is safe to say that on Thursday of the Maitland fair there was packed on the grounds at one time sixty au tomobiles, and a large number of these belonged to farmers, and it is a safe estimate to say that these 60 automobiles cost $75,000. Our farmers are taking mightily to the automobile. It makes it possible to make the run to the county scat from any part of the county in from 30 to 45 minutas. You can run over to the Oregon Chautauqua, the Mait land fair, or Craig reunion in an hour, , ,3 4-l. -J 3 1 . I jspeuu Liie uay, ana oacK nome any time you want to go and be there in a jiffy. There is no! driving of horses, tired with the day'sj work. There is a luxury andcomfortabout the automobile that doesn't belong to any sort of a conveyance. It beats riding on the railroad train too bad to talk about. The farmers' boys are getting crazy to own machines and what the farmers' boys in these parts want they are mighty apt to get. It may be that the automobile fever is a bad thing in some cases. W have heard it said that some have put mor tgages on their farms in order to get money to invest in automobiles That is a fool thing to do. It is all right to own an automobile if you have the money to pay for it and can spare it, but it strikes us as mighty poor business to put a plaster on the farm or the home to get money to buy a machine with. we do not believe there is anv of that kind of people in Holt county Most of the farmers up here have the coin and can buy machines without crippling themselves financially. A Heavy Loss. Saturday morrning last, August 2 JJeglow & Deck and Jamas Noland met with a loss by fire that they can ill afford. The former are owners of a threshing outfit, and had gone to the Noland farm to thresh his oats, They had set their machine and had cleaned up some 50 bushels, when it was discovered that the stacks were on fire. Every effort, of course, was made to save the properry, but with out avail. All or Mr. Poland's oat crop, some 500 bushels, and his straw, and the separator were totally de stroyed. In their effort to save their machine Harry Deglow and M. E. Dick were frightfully burned, the former per haps a little the worse. Deglow's en tire face, and both hands were burned to blisters, while the latter had both his hands and the left side of his face and neck burned to blisters. The young men were at once brought to Dr. Proud's office and given prompt attention, and were then taken to their homes in the Highland district. The separator was valued at -$900 and is a total loss to these young men by reason of having no insurance. The loss to Mr. Noland is also a heavy one it means many hundred dollars, when oats are oats this year good price and abundant yield. Let Us Have Sense. Tiie Republican party is rent from Beverly to Danville just now with quarrel over the speakership of the Congress to be elected next fall. Gracious heavens! Isn't there enough trouble at hand without call mg for it, searching for it, creating it? The whole Republican majority in the House of Representatives istrem bung in the balance. Nobodv knows whether or not the Republicans, all factions together, will have enough members to elect anvbodr speaker. And yet here we are, quar reling in advance as to who shall not be allowed to be a candidate. Does it not occur to Mr. Taft's ad visers that the thing to do is to get Congress first and divide the honors afterwards? Does not Mr. Longworth realize that Mr. Cannon has some friends in Con gress whose help is needed and badly needed to secure any speakership to be disposed of by Republicans? Doesn't everybody understand that only by means of a truce among tl:e Republican factions can the Demo crats be prevented from walking off with the House of Representatives! and condemning the Republicans to a heritage of mere controversies and intestine quarrels? In the name of common sense and human intelligence, let us leave the speakership to be disposed of after we get it, and devote ourselves to get ting it to be disposed of. Otherwise, we might as well throw up our hands at once and save our time, money and reputation for even equine sagacity. liik rasH 1 1 1 i sr.arp vc i iinmic i n i i i rippn n crnnn nno in rhic uinfmn i nm -v".c j-v. b" "a ocuiuu, icdua paper on uiean up Day, in liver, charging him with carnal know- and what makes the grower smile, is which he urged the teachers to secure ledge of a female. The case was the fair prices that is coming to him the helu of the natrons nf Hip rarfnnc canea j? naay, ana late J? nday even- ror Doth his peaches and apples. districts to clean un the hnni i,n,,so mg me jury came to a verdict, after we stopped Joe H. Murray for a and nremises tomorrow. Sntiinfev having the case nearly two hours, few minutes the other day, and in an- September 3d. This is important and xue jury was composed oi jonn MarKt, swer to now tilings were down on his should be looked after, and no school ii. a, ArmacK,oi Kenton; wra.Iviick, orcnard, replied: "Everything is look- should be ODened until the. hnnse nnri oi Liincoin; m. a. ijal lard, E. u. Gaff-i ing all right down there and as to grounds have been thorougly cleaned iiej dim vzaien lower, oi union: jacoo me orcnard l never saw a nner crop and a pure clean water supplv within iiiuiic, ui oigeiu; xju. ivneaie, now- unau i: nanging on my trees ngnt easv reach. ... . ..i iiu. mr. juurray estimates nis une ot the most helpful parts of crop at a,000 barrels Johnathans the prosrram was that of the nrimnrr predominating. demonstration work bv Mrs. Murnhv tVe have looked over the held some- In teaching the beginners the riininit. ard Penny. Clay; Geo. Jackson, Hick ory; Charles Patterson, Harry Has ness, ijewis. me state was repre sented by Prosecutor Alkire, and his assistants, Frank Petree and .John Kennish, and the defense bv Boss Miles and Tom Baile of Atchison county, and Robert L. Minton. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty and fixed the punishment at a fine of $100 and six months in jail. In this trial Isaac Tyson and wife were com pelled as. witnesses to make the jour ney from their home in Montana, at both the April and August terms, traveling a distance of 9,200 miles, at a cost of $460. This" loss will un doubtedly have to be borne by Mr. Tyson, as the law makes no provision for the payment of witnesses outside of the state.- . The three cases of State of Missouri vs. Adolpli Henry, selling liquor un lawfully, continued. State of Missouri vs Thos. J. Pat- ton, appeal from .1. P., continued State of Missouri vs. A. F. Brown, selling liquor unlawfully, continued. State of Missouri vs. Wm. Craw ford, selling liquor unlawfully, con tinued. me cases oi btate ot Missouri vs. Geo. P. Leach, illegal fishing, contin ued to next term at defendant's cost The suit of Alfred C. Duncan what and we make the following esti mate of the orchards coming to our mind, and with the likely yield. Barrels. Robert Hunzinger 1,000 , II. Bailey 3,000 Chas. Ansel ment 500 J. A. Kreek 600 .las. Curtis 500 Sam Simpson 800 Thos. Kyger 500 Henry Peret 800 Wm. Springer 200 Watson Bloomer 500 W. S. Taylor 400 Jno. Stephenson 500 Aut Curry fiCO Wm. Mahon 300 Adolph Sommers 300 Ed. Foster 400 Chas. Stadler 1,500 Joe H. Murray 5,000 .1. R. Milne 3,000 Jas. Bucher 500 Frank Allen 800 David Allen 1,000 A. A. Kinzie 2.000 Walter Dudeck 600 Geo. Hibbard 800 Elizabeth Cordrey 1,500 Geo. Taylor 400 against the Nodaway Drainage DisTJ. Haines 500 Oregon Needs Them. me neart ot every city is in its homes. It is universally admitted that a city of home-owners is a good one to live in. Men who own their own homes are universallv the best possible citizens of anv communitv. For this reason men should be en couraged to buy or build their own homes. The next best thing to own ing a home is to rent one. The city that has a large number of individual homes for rent is usually a good one These homes should be on individual lots, so that the occupants may have a small yard, with grass and flowers and room for a small kitchen erarden. Oregon needs to look after her heart. She has many fine homes and innumerable small ones but needs more. There ought, however, to be many more small homes, cottages for rent at reasonable prices. Modern cottages are in constant demand. Our little city is growing, expandingin ev ery direction. Few vacant homes can be found in any .section of the citv, We can at this time only call to mind but one. There is need, however, of many additional small homes for rent. None of these would be a drug on the market, but, if builded in right lo cations, would rent from the dav nf their completion. -Gus Waegel is over in Kansas vis iting his children. trict No. 1, for $10,000 damages, has been removed from this court to Buchanan county. It is alleged that in draining the Nodaway by the dig ging of the ditch, the water which formerly turned the mill of Duncan was diverted and that he is now un able to use water power. Edward A. Brown vs. Lot Brown. This was a suit on judgment to ob tain one-half of a judgment obtained at a previous term of court, as com- Oren Gelvin mission for the sale of a large body of J. B. Hinde, land claimed bv Gregorv & Living- Wm. Germanl. ston. Edward paid the whole judg ment for $1151, and he thought Lot should pav his half of the judgment. When the case was called it was dis missed at the plaintiff's costs. F. P. Kirkendall & Co. vs. A. O, Dankers was a suit on account. The plaintiff dismissed. F. W. Waltors vs. George W. Camp bell: suit on account. Continued by agreement. Thomas P. Gordon vs. Strother Field: suit on contract; plaintiff has leave to file amended petition and the defendant leave to plead ten days Ira fore next term. The Collender-Yanderhoff Company vs. Bank of Corning: suit on contract. J. E. Rundle as interpleader files amended interplea, and the plaintiff files demurrer to the interpleader's amended petition. T. C. Dungan vs. S. M. Stroud and Elijah Hopper. This was an attach ment suit based on non-residence or intention to remove from the state. The plaintiff and defendant got to gether and agreed to dismiss suit, each paying his costs. City of Oregon vs. William Rankin was a tax suit. The motion for af firmation of judgment was sustained, and the judgment affirmed. City of Mound City vs. Sarah J Melvin and James G. Melvin, suit for taxes, and that of Sarah J. Melvin vs. Mound City, damages, were contin ued, owing to change of venue hav ing been taken, and no trial judge having been secured as 3et. Henry Peters vs. Len Walter is a suit on contract: it was continued at defendant's costs. Aubrey Noland vs. Dora Comer and others, and Aubrey Noland vs. Nath aniel Noland and others. These were suits in partition, and a decree of par- titition was ordered and sales ordered. Partitition suits, ordinarily, are mere ly proceedings brought byoneormore of any set of heirs, for the purpose of dividing up an estate, or the lands of an estate, and the above suits were for this purpose. (Continued on Page Two.) Wm. Fancher 400 Zebe Baker 500 F. S. Stout 2,000 J as. Cordrey 500 Lucinda Huiatt 800 W. E. Sims 600 Ed. Dyer 500 Ed. Brodbeck 2,000 John Foster 2,500 J. M. Campbell 2,500 J.as. Meyer l.ooo 500 2,000 2,500 Lee Stephenson, 2,000 There are doubtless manv others that do not come to us at this.time and if they will send us a postal card giving their name and t.he number of barrels they will likely have, we will appreciate it. It is safe to say that fully 64,000 barrels of apples will be the product of southern Holt this sea son, the greater portion of which is produced within a radius of ten miles of Oregon, and to ship these it will require not less than 400 cars, 300 of which will likely be shipped from this station alone. If put on a single track these cars would string out for three miles, and it means twentv trains of twenty cars to the trains. From July 1 to August 27, 3,320 bar relsand .10 baskets of apples, 951 crates oi pe?.cnes, zu crates oi pears and 23 baskets of plums have been shipped from this station. It Is the Bag Worm. The cedars in this vicinity have been almost stripped of all their leaves by a worm pest which has invaded the country around here. They have also played havoc with the maples and elms, but seem to have an especial fondness for the ornamental cedars. It is said to be the "Bag" worm; it first weaves a pod about itself. Then it eats the leaves of the trees, prefer ably the cedar, and after its ravages of these it turns to the maples. Many have said that such an insect never was known here before, but such is not the case. Our records show they visited here in 1879, but not in such numbers as this year. A so lution of arsenic is said to be a sure exterminator. -Our board of education has about completed the improvements to the school building, which consisted of completely refitting the heating ap paratus, with new radiators, etc.: new granite walks on the east side, replastering some of the rooms, etc. -The Bluff City school began Mon day of this week, with John H. Peret as its teacher. It is the first school to begin this fall. road to learning, Mrs. Murphv has few equals and her work last week with the rural teachers of our countv cannot be valued in dollars and cents. If the young teachers will take the suggestions she gave and use them. they need not fear of failing, but success will be the result. Miss Palmer, of Craig, spoke on the Most Urgent Needs of Holt Countv Schools." She thinks better teachers better school houses, better roads, better wages and more consolidated districts will Help to raise the stan dard and give us still better schools. Miss Fay Southwell, of Maitland, thought the time had come when we need a music supervisor for the rural schools and each to have charsre of a township and instruct all pupils in drawing and music and leave plans for each teacher to follow. Superintendent Brooks gave an in teresting talk on what the teacher should do to get ready for the first day of school. Throughout the entire meeting only the very practical and helpful things that can be used by any teacher were discussed. Long drawn out naDers on heredity, invironment and kindred subjects were excluded and the teach ers came down to earth and talked of the things they find in the average scnooi room and now to un Drove them. Une of the strong features of the institute was Prof. Reavis' complete record of the classification and grades of the pupils in each district as filed with him by the teachers of last year. This record he had so made up as to be able to turn over to the teacher who will have charge of the school this year, and thus each teacher will know the names of the pupils, grades, classes, etc., in advance of taking charge of t he school. Supervision of schools has thus far been a brilliant success in our county and the teachers in attendance and with whom the reporter conversed were enthusiaseic in behalf of county supervision, believing it was in every way raising the standard of the rural schools, and bringing a thoroughhess and efficiency not attainable under the old hap-hazard, go-as-you-please system. Elsewhere in this issue will be found a complete roster of Holt's teachers for the cominir vear. which Prof. Reavis has kindly permitted us to make a copy of for publication. For Better Highways. One of the things which should not be permitted to pass without a word of commendation is the "lessons in good road-building" idea which is to be put into effect in our state the coming month. The news columns contain the in formation that our State Htehwav Commissioner, and his assistant will conduct the lessons, the scene to be along the line of the Frisco railroad between West Plains and St. Louis. The Frisco will furnish two steel bag gage cars to aid in the experiment, by carrying the necessary implements and tools, which have been donated by a Kansas City manufacturing com pany. Missouri is not notablv remiss in the matter of good roads, as compared with other Western states, but there is room for a general awakening in this most important field of progress. ihe automobile lias served a ood purpose in arousing a certain percent age of people to the necessitv of hav ing better highways, and there is here and there a statesman and public- spirited citizen who never misses an opportunity to point out how much the general prosperity of the state de pends upon its roads. In the main. however, there is too little compre hension of what a first-class svstem of highways means. A. very urgent need in every com munity is the habit of regarding pro gress in every direction as a matter to be considered from a scientific stand point. The propaganda of the politi cian, which would serve to excite pub lic sentiment in any one pet scheme, however meritorious, is far less bene ficial to the country than a general recognition of the fact that improve ment all along the line is needed. When there is an equal degree of fervor in the direction of suitable river improvements, and unimpeded railroad activities, and the establish ment of good highways throughout every state, a tremendous impulse' in the direction of real betterment will have been born. A Point of Honor. Whatever may be the outcome of the investigation in Oklahoma con cerning the sale of Indian lands, one fact has already been demonstrated beyond all question. There has been altogether too much money .paid by the Indians to lawyers. Whether at tempts have been made to secure In dian lands at altogether ridiculous figures remains to be seen. Whether the fees paid for services already ren dered have been extortionate is an other question, But no other proof is required of the main fact that the wards of the nation have not been protected, as they had right to expect they would be whenUncleSam under took to look after their inrerests. As Senator Gore has pointed out. con- ress had provided that the very serv ice for which the Indians have paid out large sums should be done for nothing by the government. Thesit- uation today is bad, but opportunity is offered to correct matters so that it need not be so bad in the future. It should be a point of honor not to per mit the wards of the nation to be defrauded. A Big Success. For thirteen years the people of Craig have held an annual reunion, for the purpose of bringing the old ones back to the old town, and to tell the younger ones who have gone out into the wide, wide world to seek their fortunes, to come back home and see pa and ma once again, and in all these yej.rs they have heeded the call, and have come back. There is no demonstration in our county that reaches the "spot" more com pletely than does the Craig Reunion, and that of 1910 was equal in every respect to any of its previous ones. The crowds were large, and only good cheer, and "glad indeed to see you back," was to be seen and heard at every hand. The music for the oc casion was furnished bv Manning popular musical organization. Rev. John Duncan was the platform man ager and he filled the place creditably to himself and satisfaction to the peo ple. Splendid addresses were made by Congressman Booher,Chas. Morris, B. R. Martin, and President Taylor, of the Maryville Normal: Rev. S. P. Cresap. The program was varied in character, consisting of recitations, boys' bicycle races, driving contests, juggling, wire walking, children cho rus, fancy drills, ladies' horseback riding. Considerable time of the last day was given to the cause of temper ance, under the able direction of Mrs Roger McCoy, and was a success. These Craig Reunions are always enjoyable occasions, and' the commit tee in charge of the 1910 meeting did their dut well. ! Miss Fannie Meyer has returned from Chautauqua, N. Y., where she attended the annual convention of the Disciples of the Divine Plan of the Ages, as the delegate from the St. Joseph district. Our Congratulations. The stockholders of. the Maitland Fair Association are to be congratu lated upon having such an efficient corps of officers. Nothing succeeds like success, and the management of the Maitland Fair is surely on the job right, and on the job alllthe time. The entertainment this year was not only a brilliant success, but the re ceipts, notwithstanding the embar rassing weather conditions, were with in $100 of the year previous. The management of an entertainment like the fair is a thankless job; there is lots of work and a good deal of kick ing and no emolument. This year the result was especially satisfactory to the stockholders and the directors and officers should feel proud. There are no kicks; there are plenty of compli ments, and there will be no deficit. F. L. Crampton and wife, of Kan sas City, were here this week visitinjr her mother, Mrs. Susan RusseL and other relatives. They were on their return home from the northern lakes.