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Ike Sentinel mnnm 40TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. MARCH 21, 1911. NUMBER 45. A Cinder in His Eye. "Phis wnflil don't suit Turn lli'mlerslmt i The whole hlamisl thlnn's ileiiil nmnui Mo linn ii tnot unhappy lot. And luniiMia It rliitit nlnnm It'ii always cold or wet when liu Would llltt It wnrm or dry. Them somehow alwnjM-emto ! A tinder In eye. Ill children nrr nil ulrN and i That keeps Mm 'rclln' ind Nil matter how his crop nmy itniir. Ilv think the mitlixili'n bAd: The thing Iicm'IU nni all tint rhi'iip, The thing he Iniyi too highs ll' manages tiiiilwiiy, keep A i'luili'1' III hi eye. A hundred time l'i' heard him viy Hi wMiislHiiit hi' wii.ileuiti Hi' tii'vcr liuni hnppy d.iy. He's atwiiya full uf dread, If good luck came toyim or me He'd smlly wonder whyi Then- nlwiiyM'utiii, somehow, to lie A vliidi-r In hit 170. 'I'u him the fitt lire's iilwuys dark. 111 puddln'ii always rnutln If hp should hriir u sliiftln' lurk lli'M wMi It wnthruht If when hnlnle hli liiit long uleep Hi' wake up In I In' ky, Ilr'll niniiaitt' there to utway ki'i'p A I'ludi-r In hi eye. Clili-niro lliviird-lleriild. Quit in a Row. Tin' Forty-sixth general session l now lnit a memory. While the legis lature was formally adjourned by t tic clerk' at. noon Monday and a majority or tin; members left for their homes thi! presiding oftlcers lahored until lull; signing the hills which had been passed. If the session has hecn liecti marked hy routine and common place business the last day was not devoid or Interest, the list light which marked the Sunday session of the house having left its aftermath hfhlnd. This light bctwen a representative, and a clerk In the name and llsh warden's olllce. threw the memhers into tumult, caused a panic aiming the women visitors, and furnislieil the tlreworks for the closing of what has been perhaps the most prosaic legislative session In the state's his tory. In Hie seventy. six ilays of Its exis tence, nearly S.noo bills were Int in duced and considered, but in spite of the fact I hat It has been holding day, night and Suiiilay sessions for nearly a week, the greater of these went to the legislative morgue. Of the work actually crystallized Into law, only u .small part ls'"blg" enough to Ihj con sidered really Important. Most of It was correct Ive and amendatory. Few mt!.Dlers showed any disposition to explore new Melds and out of the en tire mass of hills passing hoth houses, perhaps the most daring was that which proposes to alnillsh the con tract system at the state penitentiary This was an unlo,ue ineasuie, espec ially In thai It had the hacking of hoth labor and capital. Some Farm Statistics. The hureau of thucensiis has Issued preliminary comparative statements of general farm data for l' states. The number of farms, the total acre age Improved, and the average sle of farms In llilo and Hhhi, aie given a follows.for Missouri: Mlvsnurl has 'J7ii,us farms: S4,."iS, ni)u acres are lmproed: average sl.e of farms, I '' acies. The value Is placed at tl,4ll.'V.N.i: value of buildings r.'ils.UTU; value of Implements, .Vi,7iiii. The aver. IK'1 value per acte Is placed at MS for llilu, ami In Hum It was :'(.. The value per acre. Including build Inns, Is placed at Mo in lulu and Wi in IWhi. The farm expenditures for p.ilti were 4IS,.V.'ii,ooo and !,4,ooi In llfcMl, The statistics show that there has Ih'i'H a decrease of .'I per cent In the number of farms as compared w ith llioti, and an Increase of 7 per cent In the total Improved ucreage, and an Increase of It" per cent In value of the land; an increase of 104 percent In value, per acre, and an liicrea.se of W) per cent In exeiidlture for labor, At the Depot. Agent Morgan r the Interurban, billed out the following carload the past week: ' .Mm Morris two cars hogs. Will Derr I ear hogs. Harvey Kvans, car or poultry. Albert Seeinan. car or hay. Dr. Long, car of hay. .lake Weaver, car of hay. lots Oregon Canning Co., car or canned goods. A telegram was received Wednes flay morning, March 22d, announcing the death of Mrs. Sue (Ireene, at her home in Sturgeon Hay. Wise., that morning. Her daughter, Miss Kate, is teaching tho Ronton school and she left Wednesday evening for Stun genu Hay. Arthur Petree, of St. Joseph, was Jiere Wednesday visiting his brother frank. HOI.T COUNTY IMltAI NCIIOOI.S The Educational Contest Held on March 18 a Brilliant fiuccess. The Holt County llural School Ex hibit, which was held In Oregon on Saturday last, March It, was in many respects an Important event. Proba bly no meeting ever held In the coun ty ever had greater educational sig nificance. 11 marks the changes that arc now taking place in the rutal schools of Missouri. The Itural School I'icblem Is one of the perma nent Issues before, the people of the statu. With the Improvement of these schools, a number or other questions pertaining to country life will have to he considered, and the school, as the center of the communi ty life, Is the place where all these things should receive caieful con sideration. The assertion has often been made that the schools were not giving a practical education: that there was little connection between the course of study and the home life and husl ness life: that there was little of the school work' that could be turned to actual business a flairs. These con. tent lims have caused the best educa tors to take notice. If the schools aie not meeting the demands of the people, why aie they not doing soY What changes should Ive made? The Missouri f nlveislty was one of I he llrst. great educational Inst It u tlonsoftlm country to make an ef fort to solve this problem. About two years ago, the department of llural Education was organized and placed In charge of I'rof. I!. II. f.mbersnii. This gentleman and educator Is well known not only In Northwest Mis souri, but over the entire state. He Is gh lug his whole sticngth tothis work. Ills nlafi Is to co-ont'iate with the county siiieiintendcnts and to1 plan for those things which are most needed In each particular section. Tin. Itnrul sieimol lMili.li in this city on Satuulay last lellected the noble eltort, the untiring energy of our county superintendent, (ieo. i W. Iteavls. than whom Missouri has, mm. lu.tti.r. itoi. r. miter son uas wsneu iioii county a number or limes, which Is an evidence that he Is luteiested In Su perintendent Iteavls and his work. The exhibit showed some or the new Hues or work that are now lielug emphasized hi our rural schools. The manual training, the sewing, the notebooks and the display or corn se lected by the pupils, all give evidence to the fuel that a new lire and a new Impulse Is being fell In country com munities. It is hardly conceivable that this work s being done in rural schools when we consider what was attempt ed along this Hue only a few years ago. The success attained thus far would not have been possible without the heaity, mist luted support or some or Holt county's best teachers. It is hoped that next yeareveiy teacher in the county will co-operate In making this the banner county In the state .tlong educational lines. Anything that makes a boy or girl more handy with tools, that makes them closer observers and keener thinkers, and more Independent, Is worth while from an educational standpoint. This new movement has this aim, and the I eM teachers who have attempted It and generous parents all agree that It Is bringing alsiut great Improve ment In the rural schools. The day was a most auspicious one; the sun shone brightly: the air crisp and exhilarating, and the roads tine. They came with fond parents, and enthusiastic, teachers. F.very nook and corner or the county was repre sented. On the arrival of our Interurhaii train from the Villlsca the visitors were greeted connection, by Thatch- er'H Military Hand In full uniform; the High School students with colors conspicuous, Superintendent Iteavls, I'roL Hrooks and 1'rof. Knibenton They roruied In Hue, and led by our splendid band marched to the court house, where the exercises were held. The morning was taken up with ar ranging the exhibit and making ready for the large crowd which assembled promptly at. 1 o'clock to listen to the program which had wen prepared. Thatcher's Military Hand rendered several selections In an excellent man ner, after which the house was called to order and the invocation given by Rev. Taylor. 1). 1'. Dobyns gave the welcome address, in which lie spoke (Continued on Page Four.) No More Convict Labor. (Inventor Hartley Wednesday last signed the bill to do away with the contract labor system In the peniten tiary. The pen with which the hill was signed was given to John T. Smith, business agent for the Indus trial Council of KansasClty. The la bor unions have been working for twelve years to have the contract system abolished and the convicts put to work manufacturing articles need ed In state institutions, t'ntter the contract system the penitentiary has been self-supiorting. The hill provides that the system Is to lie abolished gradually by reducing the number of convicts al work on contracts by three hundred eachyear. The bill brought up the problem of how to provide for the convicts to be withdrawn from contract this year, but, after consulting the penitentiary oillclals the governor found the law could be stretched so as to provide for them. It Is purposed to put the con victs at work making school furni ture to lie sold to schools throughout the state and furniture for state in stitutions. The way Is now open to bring about the broadest leforms hi the treat ment and employment of Missouri convicts. They may be put to build ing public roads, which will give I hem fresh air and convene their health and aid In their moral uplifting. Missouri needs more good loads, and ll has Ihi'II demonstrated In other states that convicts inaj be relied on for this suit of work, which is not competitive In any sense with free la bor and adds to the value of every acre of laud In the state. A Hue highway across the state fioin St. Louis to KansasClty Is already pro jected and only the use of convicts was needed to make It a reality. These convicts will soon he available and the big Improvement can be put under process of construction. . . wii. e,,ns ,n WM,,n' Stale Auditor .lohti I. (Sordini, as iex - oMlelo secretary of the state jsjard . "f e.Uali.ation. nas compieteu me compilation or the assessment of leal and personal pioperlyor the state Tor the taxes of lull. The total Increase die In valuation over last year Is til'.MU.V the largest gain in realty:,...! per- t. i ....... , ,, iv fur iiviiiv vi'iirs. Mr. Minal iiroo.'iiv mr many years. Mr, (Soidon's figures on assessment ol'i r.ml I'stnti. and ueisonul tirouerl.v h.v r,.riuit riliiH! ' ' Value Inds. 42,tHk".1i' acres. Town lots, 74.i.i:t7 Horses, lKKi.uiti Mules, IHti.oi 1.1 43.'MW,Km M.'attle, !,!.",: Hogs, '-',ui:i,IHy Moneys, Notes, etc.... All other personal Miscellaneous Total taxable wealth. .l,."il7,.Ve.'.N..t ., , ,, ,,,,1 I in- ass, sii.u. ,,,.., a proK'tly made by the county assev.. ors and certltled to the stale auditor by the county clerks of the vailo.is counties coinprlsing this congresslon- 1 1 district Is as follows: Andrew t.,lis.(7. Atchison t,;i7o,H4- Hucbauau 4l,'J.M,77u Holt H,K.7!n Nmlaway t:i,ti2HIH I'latte 7,nl'.',4SU Totti k'IU..I70 Will Have Lecture Course. Wt are certainly glad to he able to announce, that tl.e committee uas closed a contract with the Midland Lyceum Hureau, for a lecture and musical course consisting or live numbers for the coming winter, the llrst number coming on some time in November. The talent selected Is st let ly high class and consists of the Victoria Lynn Concert Company, l)r .lames lleadley, lecturer, Paul r. Voelker, the Human Nature lecturer, F-dward Klllott, Monnloglst, the De- Koveu Male Quartet The Numbers will be heard al IheChrlstlatichurch, and seats will be reserved ror the en tire course. The season tickets will tie 2.00 and single admission, 7.V. Only a few choice tickets are left. Apply to the commute, llov. luwson, Dr. Wood, C. K. Mutiii ami (,'. Koock, ror seats or other Information. The Masonic fraternity hail a time at Mound City Saturday night when they raised George Crlswell to the Master's degree and conferred the Entered Apprentice upon Guy tones. The Master's degree was con fered by Mr. Weir, of Charity Lodge, St. .loseph. All the local lodges or the county were represented. A luncheon followed the work. UltlNMNti SKYKNTV YKAKS. The Holt County Court Created in in 1841-Been Crlndin Ever Since. II. On the second Thursday In April, H(t, Holt county was divided into three municipal townships -Nodaway, Lew is and Nlshnabotna. Nodaway township Included a strip beginning at the mouth or the Noda way rUer, thence up the river to the point or Inteisectluti with range line dividing ranges .17 and ,'H, thence south with range line to the Missouri river: then to the point of beginning with the Missouri river. It was about six miles In w tilth at Its base or southern limit, and tapered more or less gradually, narrowed to a point where the Nodaway river touches the lauge Hue or.'l7 and :ts In Atchison county, some I.") miles north of the present northern boundary or Holt comity, and thus embraced a strip or country now embraced in Nodaway county. NMiiiahotua toutiship comprised impart or the teriltory embraced ullhhi the present a lea or Holt coun ty. It Included a strip or teirltory bctvicfii the Nlshnabotna and Mis sou 1 1 rivers ft mil the mouth of the foi mer to the northern limits or the state. Lewis tow nshlp began at the mid dle or the main channel or the Mis souri river, wheie the range line be tween .17 and ;is Intersected the rlvei: thence north to the northern boun dary: thence west to the "High bridge creek." which was on the load ioiii Itock fort. Mo., to llambuig, la., and was In what Is now Atchison count v: thence down this creek to the MIsNiuii river: thence doivu the river, to the point of beginning. I Now the territory of Holt count) ls divided llitu twelve municipal town ships, that in 11'.! contained a popu lation of but .'iOci, and .'" voteis, and now contains I4,.".:i:i souls and :i.H:t voieis. i lie tinai reiviiuv in mc . r. ..... I - .1... county as handled uy i iuiecior naiK hurst ror the tical year ending In! .Inly, IM, was .'W.H!. while that handled b Collector (ieo. Seeinan for ' " '' I There are none or the original as-ses-siucnt hooks In existence, but the i:'liale Journal ror I (Ml shows the l'''''V1! - vt,'4rt,'V, - v,,aV,:'ai'r?1,,,:o,,,oUl,ltakestep mediately to asee " u1wlua ,a,,,,J,T1 11 I...I... u..l...u.....l ... 1 1.... .. I.. ...... ii'rj iin.,7ii 1 ,a 1 "'K' " "s- ,- .1--K.ltW.'.TC i '-' ,l,l'v- Wl're l'-'iMlir cattle '. U.'jnilll '"x,'' 'Vior aUml per head. ",H7tV,:t:i!i ''''' assessment Just letuined for U1 1 "il'iitMir-K taxi's hliiw u. total or H'iXW acres los'.mvwin.C valued at l.7sn,oni: il.iimi head of '. ril.Vi7il.'J17 1 horses worth i'IIM,7iiUor47.tiS per head. Itn s,Vl,?.Vl' '''I"' mcrclwuits' license tax in ISM .'amoiinled to K.IM: in ininlt amount- ed to W in. The llisl apportlonineiit of state .school moikey came to Holt county In , ,.1!uw1ni.lwtt,:t7.ttoii7''clill. (hen of school age. which was placed to the ciedil of the m'IiooI fund: the apportionment for was t7.i:i' on 4,1.14 children. The school fund at that 1 1 me amounted to '.VJs7.trU; In llilu It wastl'-tMNM. The townships ciealed by the coun ty court since the older or April, IMI, have been as billows: Lewis, by Judges Noland. Crow ley and Adklus. April. IMI. Nlshiwlsitna. by the same Judges. April. IMI. Nodaway, by the same, April, (Ml. Clark, bv Judges. Noland, (Vow ley and Kimsey, June, IMI. Clay, by Judges iKi.ler, Canon and Hyrd.June, ltc. Union, by Judges Kvans, Mclnlyre aivd Thompson, May, 18.1.1. Hlgelow , by .1 udges Lehmer, Skeeles, and Collisoii, March, 1K7I. Lincoln, by tl.e same, March, IH7I. Forbes, by the same, March, 1471. Hickory, by Judges Colllson, Skeeles and Anderson, June, 1874. Liberty, by the same, June, IH74. Heiilon, by the same, June, IH7I. Forest, by Judges lloltom, Morgan and Wise, August, 1HI4. Million, by tlm same, August, IHUl, On June 14, IMI, the court named David Templeton as county surveyor. The court held Its sessions at the home of Gilbert llay,'J miles south east or Oregon. Templeton served until 1H.Vi, when Stephen ('. Collins was apK)inted. At tl.e August, 1841, term the court appointed It. II. Ilussell us allotlug Justice. At the March term, IMI, the court appointed Green H. Thorpe as the first assessor, and tlxed his bond at afiOO. At the December term, ItHI, the (Continued on Second Page,) Barrels of Money. Statements or the various hanks or Holt county, published In the. various papers of the county, at the close or business, on March 7th, show a total deposit or tt,77l,7:tt, which Is within 70,!ki!i or the highest point ever reached In our county, which was In February. HMO. when the deposits reached l.8i:i,70U. The statements show an Increase or t"7,ii,i7 over that or hecember, IHln, and If these de posits were distributed pro-rata to each Inhabitant, they would have ttJt each. There are II ft ecu banks In the county, and these statements tell their nun story as to the condition tlnauclally id Holt county's people. The following aie the deposits In the vat Ions banks at the close or business March 7, lull: Zook-I'occker, Oregon SHJ.IHI'J Citlciis, Oregon, I.K.IiNt Finest City li:i,!i.VI Home, forest City, Jtl.WI Kxchauge, Mound City 7il,:i!l Hank or Mound City i:il,7.V Holt Co. Hank, Mound City. Ittt,7.' farmer's, Maltlaud '.'17,1115 I'eoples's, Maltlaud Isil.Ktil Lt',o..i;f. lU.Uls LMi'.'l 10. 1 I.I I I.I u.;.ni H.77JI1 towns In follow lug . WiHi.s.n 100,V,s. . ::o:i.i.vi . IIU.S77 ii:i,nii7 l.Vil.i . i:i,.'i)l I teuton, Craig. farmers & Meich. Craig.. Peoples' Coining Hank or Corning,. Hank or Hlgelow Hank or Foihcs Total The banks or the various volume or deposits take the rank: Mound City I begun Maltlaud Craig Foiet City Coining j Hlgelow forties Has Located His Son. A search that Adolph A. Hlage, a farmer of near Curon. has kepi up for i:t years, for his son. Louis, :il yea i sold, bids lair to be lewaiile.l at last , as a result or a business I rip to Sl..lisfph last week. He met u friend whom he had not seen for years, who told him about a I notice that had appeared in The News Press to the effect that Louis Hlage , was sick In a Chicago hospital. This led toil visit toceiitial police station where a letter received by Chief tins- 1 kell, concerning Hlugu's case, Feb. 8, was found. The aged farmvr saiil he r- il'tn whether or not theyoung imi in hi Chicago Is Ids son and he believes he Is. The rather also Is looking for a younger son, Albert, III years old. The I x iy was placed in an orphanage at Kansas C v, Kau,, l.'l years ago, when his mother died, and was taken away by a family which inestimably adopted him. soon after. Hlage has never Is-en able to get any trace or the youth. Capitol Vote in Aufust. A vole .... the new state ,.a1ln ,,... , , .,t ' when Hie house adopted the confer elite report on the bill for a .1 million dollar building. Tl.e senate adopted the con roc. ice report end Hie bill now goes to Coventor Itadley I'm bis slgua tme. The bill provides that a special elec tion shall be called for August I, the primary election dale, at which wilt Is' submitted In a vote id the people a pioposltiou lor a bond Issue ol million dollars, The capltol itself lllll,.iiwl .'1 lillllliill ilfill:ll's. ilflllll Itlllill I,,.,. i .. in ,..,.1 i i, xi iuui,.,,i. i i'nnu,.l lugs or the building w ill cost :iuo,ihhi. The building Is lobe constructed or Missouri stone and wherever pos sible other Missouri material Is to hu used. The proposition for a i million dol lar building probably w III lie submit ted ut the general election In No vember, Hill'. Lust Sunday morning Will Noellsch was severely burned about the face and hands while building a tire In the furnace. He laid In the coal and then poured In coal oil from an oyster can kept for that purpose and closed the door until he could get a match. There was evidently some tire smoldering in tl.e furnace for when he opened the door to light the tiro It exploded, the tlamc catch Mr. Noellsch In the face and chest. Hesltk'H burning his face and hands, his hair was badly singed. Dr. W. C. Proud was called and dressed the bums, and Mr. Noellsch thinks he will soon be out none the worse for his singing. Ed Dunham, our circuit clerk, has added a handsome desk to his office furniture, the work or Andy Tochterman. I'KKI'AKIXH FOR HHJ (JKOWD The Coming Convention ot Church of the Brethren Drawing Near. the The work or handling the world's convention or the Church or tlm Hrethren, to be held In St. Joseph, .lune 1-0. Is getting well In hand bv the local committee. Sessions will be held simultaneously In the auditori um, and Shubert and Lyceum thea tres. lleadiiiarters will lie estab lished In the bamiiiet room or the auditorium, where all orders will lie Issued. K. I. Miller, president or the gen eral Iward or missionaries of the church, will be In general charge of the convention, and appoint commit tees to perrorm the multifariotis du ties. It Is thought that the capacity or the auditorium and theatres will be taxed to the utmost to accommodate the many thousands that are expect ed to attend the convention. It is likely that the population or this sictlon will he permanently In creased as a result of this convention being held In St. .loveph, at least that Is the prediction of many Hunkers, whosaythat other communities in which the conventions have been held always have prollted In such a way. They are as a class, faiincis.and they usually are on the lookout hir fertile soil. It Isalsosald that the denomina tion is the wealthiest In pioportlonto Its numbers or any In the fulled States, and the memhers aie able to pay prices demanded for good land. They aie Irugal. studious and pains taking, and they always get good re sults, fulike some denominations, the people of our chinch do not form colonies, tu keep to themselves the piollts or their lahois. They mix with other people and Hike a general Interest in all eutei prises ror the up building or the cities and country. They urge making arrangements to establish a restaurant In the law ineul of the auditorium. In accommo date those who cannot he accoiuiuo- j dated at the hotels and vaiio.isclty I restau ranis. We congratulate the llielliien or our co tt niy on the convention being brought so close to their home, thus ! enabling them to attend. Not one should fail to In-pie.seiit during the , entile eight tlays. I r-r - Dies From Burns. 1 A shiM-klng accident befell Miss t flora Hurst, on Monday or this week, ; Match 'Joih, which cost her her life. The unfortunate young woman, ' with her two biothers, fled and Wil ' Ham. with a housekeeper. .Miss Hums, occupy the old Hurst homestead, on the Nodaway, near the Leach Mill. On Monday iifleinooii, Miss flora wenl out into the yard mid began I raking Hie yard, ami soon had a good pile ot tr.ish lugeiher. to which she 'uniileh. miiMi. a llltli. whlli. the Hash heap was binning, and she continued at her raking. In a lew minutes she dlscoveied her skirl was utile, and she Hied to put It out: railing, she ran to the house, and by the time she a. lived, her whole body wasallame. Hy the aid id those at. home, the Hie was extinguished, but. not until herein lie body bad been bullied to a cilsp. Dr. Miles, id FHImo.it, was called, and Mis. Williams, id Finest City, as nurse, was also called, and everything possible was done to relieve her, hut 1,1 '" avail, Sill1 dying a little after ; midnight, Monday night. She was '."J years of age, and w as ide daughter of John Hust and wife, who died several years ago. Funeral services were held Wednesilty, at. Fillmore, the Interment being beside her parents In thu cemetery or that place. We hope for an obituary next week. P. E. 0. Program. March St, 11)11. Hostess Mrs. Hindu. Hull Call Kplsodes from Indian Mu tinies. Lesson Hevlew Mrs. Montgomery. Magazine -Mrs. Dungaii. H.isluess Meeting. March .11, 1111. Hostess Miss Dungaii. loll Call Sayings rrom Hiiddhu. Lesson Hevlew Miss Dungaii. Magazine Miss Harris. Albert Hardmaii, after a several weeks' stay In Old Holt visiting rel atives and friends, left for his home In Stanford, Mont,, Tuesday Mrs. C. E. Hunker was a St. Jo seph visitor Tuesday.