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' Columbia Mo, lie Sou mmht 47TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPT EM BE I? 15.1011. NUMBER 19. 4&'. Li g$ 1011 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2Q 2 1 22 25; 24l25i26127l28i29l50IL -vl In Retrospect. Seems Id niellii year, go f.iter tlnoi they illil In I lines (tone liy : TlicM Ihey used Ini-reep ut snallsp:ici-, mm they si-vm In fairly Hy. Weeks llk days mid days 1 1 k hour. uml the eloeklmmls fiilrly raci Aktliry make their dully Journeys 'lotiml Hit olil eloek's Miletun rare, Krvnlnir shadow mri-r i-mwdlng on tin' glow- lull llnhlsof dawn; Morning' rrlinsnn ever liriaklng i-n Ilia twl- light gray It gmi. Vet. the 'sands of lift run faster, rilii along at rapid rule When a frlliiw'o Imlr Is graying and Im asivs forty-eight. 1'oily-elghC And drawing closer In Hie grim half-century mark! Hllver sheen llint shines Miclvitrly Inlht-halr once di-eply diirkt l.lttleerowsfiet slowly upri-.ldlllg, deepening wrinkles o'er I hi' face All a proof that lliin Is Hying m it swift, re lentless puce. (Iniwlng line i if peace mid unlet In tin' sweet I'linllni'a ut Inline i (lnno llii'iild unrest ih.it led nit In duysgone lo widely tin in. So the changes romc upon me, changes slow lint growing gicul. And I reulle the dltTcrcncc nne can feel ut forty-eight. I'liity-clght! Men years In iiumher what eiin I how swift they go I'.tcry one has hiotiglit Ine hlesshms tint all men imii cluliii tn know. Lnvnitiid Inline uml h.iiiy ehlldieti, svtiet companion hy my side; (treat lire I'liiiifnrts without niunher us adonu life's stream i glide. And I hear lht rlu.-lng laughter of mychll- ilren us Ihey play, I't'el the hiinileiisi nf life's comrade us we pass along I he way. And I thuiik Hod for my hlcsslngs, tlinnk Mini for my rich estate Home and love uml happy I'lilldreii yonnuof dealt at forty-eight ! Will M Matiidn, Mr. and Mrs. .1. It. Readier have added materially to tliolr already couifortaltlu and liatidsotmi home by t lie addition of a large concrete porch across the south front. Mile. Oavy Desleys, the noted op era singer, eoines to America this week from I'arls. Shu brings with her for her t hreu inoni hs'st ay, sixty frocks, sixty hats, sixty pairs of shoes ami slippers, and sixty pairs of stocking. Hy the close of her engagement she will Im telling her maid "she has nothing to wear." Hugh Ruley Is hack from hexing ton, w here he attended a reunion of the survivors of the hat tin of Lexing ton, hot h blue and gray. The battle was fought September L'J-'J.'1, 18(11 , anil was a victory for the Confederates. The meet Inn was held last week, ., it, "th, on accconnt of the colleges and schools would all be In session later, and thus would bu deprived of thu necessary housing accommodations. Fully UK) ex-Confederates registered together with many I'liion soldiers. Several members of Mulligan's regl inent were also there. Mr. Httley Is the only ex-Confederate and Win Turnhain and .lolin Turncy, of the Union forces, In this immediate vi cinity who are survivors of this bat tle; the latter belonged to Company E, 13th Missouri Infantry, and Mr. Ruley after the battle served under Joe Shelby. 'i u Circuit Court. At the time of our going to press last week the condemnation suit of the lllk' Tarklo Drainage District vs. Frit. Volt liter and others was U'Iiik heard. The stilt came to a close Krl-di-.y afternoon, by the jury llndlnu for the defendants. It was for the pur pose of datnaKRs for a rlnhl-of-vay across the defendants' land, for the construction of the drainage canal. The defendants took exceptions to the commissioners report, and came into the circuit court. The case was heard before a Jury composed of John Horn, of riilon: .loshtia Cnthrle, of Hickory: lien ShallTcr, .lolin Meyer, Kenton: N. II. Roberts, Abe Good pasture, W. II. Smith, ('lay; Frank Morgan, Lewis; Alvlu Hayes, Million; .tacob Kurt.. Nodaway': V. II. Tar rlsh. The Jury returned their ver dict signed by V. II. Smith, as fore man In favor of the defendants In the follow lug sums: Frit. Volt mots, tV VNI; Heine Volt mers, t.'I.I.M; Wllhcl- miiia Heine ami August Heine :i,I.Vi: Wm. and Carl Henry Wellman, , .HU..VI. The case or the state .s. Laurel (iarrett on the charge of Illegal sale of liquors has been set for trial before Judge Itjan, of St. Joseph, and Is to be heard Filday, October I'll. The John L. Miller case, on the charge of selling mortgaged properly, lias a No been set for hearing on 'flu 1st I'ii, before Judge liyan. The cases or thu Little Tarklo Drainage district against the ('., II. & (J, railroad and vice versa, were to have been heard by Judge Trimble, of Liberty. He came Monday of this week and on calling the cases, they weie continued until September .'loth, at rihich time a compromise in both cases will likely bu effected, and If so Judge Klllson will I mi here to enter the decree. M. D. I'arsons is back from Troy, Kan., where he put up three silos, HI x'.'ti feet each, for thu Meadllla Silo Company, of Des Mollies, la. Missouri, with only one-third of a crop, produced more apples this year than any other state west of the Mississippi river. There are' I'd mill ion trees in Missouri anil plenty of room fur a billion more. These fig ures aru almost as alt raclivu as the ones prepared by thu orchard laud agents of the arid Northwest. The only difference is this: The Missouri llgui'cs aru genuine anil the apples are not baiiibpainted. They're the kind you cat. On Wednesday last, September U. the thermometer went up to It" and dropped to A", a change, lit thu '.'4 hours of 40 degrees. On thu tith we had .P.) of an Inch rainfall, and on Sunday night, the Huh, we had .8.1 of an Inch a total of 1.7U Inches within two days. It will prove of great, help to the farmers, putting their ground In tine condition for both plow lug and seeding. The rain was much heavier south of us, Saturday night, delaying soutli-bounu trains several hours. Comes Hack. For the first time In nearl fifty jears. Thomas Owen come luck to Holt county on a visit to look over the scene In and around New Point, when he was born us years ago, ami from which place the family left In iNt.'l. he going to Jewell county, Kan sas, In s;o, where he has a large farm and is prosperous. He N Ihc sou of KIKana ('. "Kane" Owen, who located on laud that is now owned by Kohcit lloswcll. O. D. Ilanlmaii. and K. 11. Davis. Ills mother. Mar.t, was a sUtei of John ami Unbolt and l ialiels Nlckell. who weiti tl rlglual sottlerslu lllckor.v township, and for whom Mckell's (iitie was named. The family con sisted of the mother. Margaiet Nlck ell. a witlow, her three Mills. Robert. I- rands and John: Kli.ahcth. whoaf- towards became the wife of Andei- sou Hall: Sarah, who married Samuel Hall: Mar.i, who 'married KIKana Owen, and Catharine, wbo mauled J. Kelley, and was soon widowed. Robert came llrst. and Induced the family to follow and settle in Ihc 'Mckell's drove" section. KIKana Owen, soon after followed, coming here from Kentucky. It has been of sonic dispute as to whether Peter and Rlank Stephenson were the original settlersof the coun ty. They came in the spring of 1S.W, and RolK'rt Nlckell came a little ear lier but all the data we have leads tis to believe thai there was only a few weeks difference hi their coining and thai the latter camu after the Stephenson's. Robert Nlckell crossed the Nodaway, not far from where New Point Is now local ed. On the family coming Ftanclswetit and located on laud which is now In Hickory township, ami was the llrst to locate In now Hickory township. In Km or lsio, Robert and John N. Illalr iH'gan lo operate the first mill In Hickory township: It was a water power and stood on section III, town ship HI, range .'17, attoul half mile east of New Point, and only ground corn. The mill ceased operation In ltd. During thu gold excitement In Cali fornia, John and Robert went to seek their fortunes, and Robert died from cholera on their way In HMD. The.se two brothers agreed that In case of death of either, the survivor should Inherit the other's property. The former's will was probated here In x.Vi and' John's Mas probated in and the surviving sisters Inherited the property. Many of the relatives aru hurled In the oltl Nlckell family graveyanl. on the K. K. Davis place, among whom Is Robert, a son of Francis, who, while hunting deer accidentally shot himself, the accident being caused by his dog. While resting the dog was in a playful humor and accidentally struck the hammer, pulling it back and causing the gun to go olf. Mr. Owuu hatl couit to SI. Joseph with a couple of car loads of hogs and concluded to come back to the scenes of his early I toy hood life, and doubt less, has heen many, many changes since he lived among us. Mr. Owen was born March IP, MX On his leaving Holt county in the spring of st, he thove across the plains a six-yoke oxen learn to Den ver, for an Andrew county man, whose name he hail forgotten, con tracting thu Job for fid. in the tall he drove back to NebraskaClty. Neb., and Immediately started south, (hiv ing an ox team to Fort I'uiuii, N. M. In the spring of ISO) he drove back to Denver with a load of Hour, for which the contractor paid tu per hundred, which was delivered at Denver for flu per lisi. In thu winter he herded cattle and drove ox teams In thu spring and summer, until thu com pletion of the Ciiiou Pacific railroad, which killed the overland freighting business. He drove from live tuelght yoke teams, and pulled from 1 11,000 to IS, 000 pounds al a load. He took his first ride on thu l P. road, and went from Omaha to thu forksof the Platte -.'ioo miles, which cost him WO, the equivalent of a full month's wages. On quitting thu freighting and herding business, lie went to fanning south of Kansas City, as a farm baud, concluding to stop his roaming, re iiiumhering that a rolling stone gath ers no moss. In IH7I he went to Jew ell county, Kansas, where, he home steaded Hill acres, and has gradually added to his possessions until now he Is "quite well llxed." lie Is a wid ower for the second time, ami has two girls and a boy, thu eldest, of the girls keeping house for him. Ills postolllcu address Is Weber, Kan. Thu only relative hu has In this section Is John Hall, of Mound City, who is a cousin. Frank Harmon and Tom Rose berry, of Mound City, were here at tending court, Monday. MARRIED SIXTY-TWO YEARS. Corydnn P. Bartram and Wife. Tin: Scm'inki. in aihance of the ceiu scuds its klmll greetings to C. P. Il.trtram anil wife, or Malt land, trusting that Divine Providence may spate them until Saturday, Septem ber .!, lull, when tlie can again Join hands and leitew the marriage vow taken by them near Marlon, t .. Sep tember J', Ir't'.i sixty-two earsago. Roth are now past their four-score mark, and but from slight enfeeble ness cnJo excellent health. In their long Journey eight children have been born to them, and two have passed over the l!lcr of Life, leaving six surviving, four sons ami two daughters. Corwlon P. Hart rain was born In Jackson county. Ohio. February I. slt. anil went to Marlon county, Ohio, when a mere lad and where he grew to manhood, and where he foiuid the girl or his choice, and who has been his ralthrul companion for more than three-score years. On the breaking out of thu civil war. he en listed as a member of the .Id Ohio cavalry, serving four years, anil par llelpathtg in the battles of Stone Iftrcr. Chlckatnaiiga, Nashvllie.intl many others. At the close of the war he returned lo his home, where he resided until IH70, when became to Missouri, planting himself in Holt county, locating In Oregon, near the school house in the oltl Hohlit.ell place, now occupied by John Peret. He later moved to the F.d McCoy I'arm in llcnton township, and hi 17:' moved In Clay township, wheie he and wire have since lesltled, esteemeil and beloved by all. In is in, on September ;iu, Mr. Hart 1 am and Lticlmla .tick were man led near Marlon, in Marlon county, Ohio. The family tree consists of six chil dren, eighteen grandchildren ami six great-graiitlcliilihen. Their chllilieii surviving ate: Mrs. ('has. Nute, Malt laud, who has 1 hoys and 'J girls. Charles V Oiegon. Mo., who has ,1 Some Reforms. In all probability Congiess will be called upon to enact a law author!.- lug a parcels post service, when It convenes In December. Postmaster lleneral Hitchcock has formulated a program similar In some respects lo that which Inaugurated Hie postal savings bank systein and which has worked successfully thus far. As Iheie was opposition to the establish ment of postal savings banks, so theru Is opposition to the parcels post. And this opposition Is not al together unreasonable. There are plausible arguments on both sides or the proposition. The Postmaster (Seneral seems to he alining at a wholesale rejuvena tion or the entire postal system. This Is highly commendable, provided tine caution is exercised. Rerorms should not he too sudden, In the matter or revising .second-class mall rales, for Instance, as recommended hy (lie Hughes commission, there should be no steps taken Ihat have t tot been fully couslduied. That the second-class postage ratu Is being bad ly abused I here is scarcely a doubt. A great mass of the business handled by thu postoitlce department comes under this head and il would bu well to siiiily the situation carutully so that thu abuses may bu corrected without winking unnecessary hard ship upon Ihosu enterprises that de pend so vitally upon thu maintenance of this ratu and classification. It has developed that In most of thu largu cities certain publications that claim the second-class privilege are not en titled to it. They are not legitimate newspapers and periodicals within the spirit of the law and It is a grave linjs. Thomas F.. Ilayden. N. M. Klmer. Malt laud. Mo., who has l boys ami 'J glrN. William (!.. Wyuiore. Neb., who has 'J boys and 1 girl. Mrs. I'ahuei lilacs. Mound I'll v. w ho has .1 girls ami 1 hoy. '1 he gieat-giandchlldreii are: Datighlet of Mrs. llcthcl tioodpas title. Mrs. Ploiciicc tilltlllan. a daughter, ('has, Nute. a sou and two daugh ters. Mrs. Tint Nute. a .sun. Mother Hart ram was, prior to hei marriage. Lucind.t .tick, and was horn hi Pi'-kavvay county, Ohio, May 1-. t-.'i. Mr. Hart ram is in now lit his soili year and his wife is in her s.ld year. In IIM.I he was appointed rural mall carrier for route I, out of Maltland, anil held the position for sewn years, never losing but six days during all that time, and travelled ill.oon miles, through heat and cold: through dust and snow, anil mud, and during all those years of service, he was able lo handle the mall without the use of glasses. There were HI families on his route that represented a popula tion or 4.m. As he learned in the army no excuse uoeswlih CncleSaui. lie handled during his services as rural carrier I'.'ti.ouo pieces of mall matter. At the time of his service he was the oldest In point of years, or the entire Iu,ikki rural carriers, and none were more careful, painstaking and devoted to I he service. As father and unit her no more self- saci Hieing and devoted narciits ever lived In a community: ;;s uelghhois none more kindly, and with their sunset of life comes the sweet com fort of having raised a family of chil then, who have grown to be esteemed and respected hi their iiuiuediate communities, Tut: Si:ntini;i. wishes for them peace and plenty their leiuainlug il.ts. problem how to cut them oil without doing injury to other publications clearly entitled to second-class rale. There Is no doubt that a parcels posi service would be greatly abused were it not hedged about' by the slightest regulations. Such a service ought to he lor the fundamental beiielll of the people themselves and not for any class or Inteiesi. How to bring beiielll to the public generally without undue tllscrimliiallou in favor of a certain class of patrons makes this a knotty problem. Mr. Hitchcock would do well to go a little slow in his experiment and so gradu ate the extension or the service as to guarantee a maximum or beiielll ami thu least possible hijusi Ice and Injury. -Mrs. C. D. .ool; and daughter, Miss Mary, were SI. ,Ucph visilois Monday. The Oregon Interurban railroad tlid a splendid business during the mouth of August, receiving '-'u ear load lots, and forwarding hi car loads. The total louage handled In received luls was ,mv!.'.L'.'i pounds, ami for warded :iu,ii77 pounds. It also handled L',!io.l passengers, '.M;iu gallons ol'cieain and io,.V.M pounds of express. Herbert L. Ilradloy, a young man of '."J summers, son of a widowed iiiuther, of Platte City, is under ar rest for raising a check from WO to J.iniii. His mother had given the check. After raising the check ho went to thu hank and bought a draft on a Kansas City bank, and went to the Kansas City bank and put the money on deposit. Then he went to purchase an automobile, and while negotiating for the $1,200 machine, hu was arrested. Our Schools. Oureillcleitl county clerk. Xeller, ias completed his annual statement. of the receipts and expenditure 011 account or the schools of our county, .mil has forwarded the same to the "late superintendent of schools. From It vve glean the receipts for the year ending June ,'M were iliil.'.'lu...-!, which originated from the following sources: i:i:fi:iiT-i. ale school fund 7,1,'i'i !. SI "iiitiv school fund li.'Jii.". Township schoi I fund l.mls ,v Railroad taxes t,,o7 IS I id' lull, taxi's, etc .M.'J.V-' t',1 s.,uc -.r bonds 1 jii hi pi) hut res' and sinking funds. .Vhk! HO Total tceclpls MOI.'JPi ,Vi i:rr.Mii 1 t-ii. Teachers' wages M.loi) 00 Incidentals, etc UW1 .VI building, etc 1 1 :,j Total expenditures 7.o.l'.l 11J Cash oil hand, July I, lull 1M.177 "il Total jlul.'.'lii M Total enumeration - white. I, I'm: coloied. .'!u. Total, IK".. Receipts rrom tines and forfeitures, ITU. Average school levy, Vui cents per ton valuation. Permanent county school fund lni.llo IK! Permanent township school fund IT.'.iPl til Total vadium school funds tl'.'l.i Assessable wealth, ,,I.I7,I."mi. It will lie seen rrom this that Holt, county during the llscal school year ending June .'in, lull, expended H.cm on each child enumerated. Average received per scholar from the various public funds, :i,TP.i. In our Issue of September 1 we published as a news Item, the annual apportionment of thu school funds of our county. From II we learn thai Forbes has the largest enumeration, Ho; Rlchvillc, Tl: New Point, mi; Cot tonwood, .V.i. The districts having the largest as sessable valuations are: Lincoln, l.'lu.mo: Summit, l.'ls.u.Vi; Lonesome, I.TJ.I.'lo. Cottonwood has the largest current. tax bill I eet 7InI.II; New Point, 'i.-,.;st: South Center, WM.'fi; Squaw Creek. UII..V.. Of the special districts Mound City has the largest enumeration, .'-ol'; Oregon,. T.'il; .Maltland, '.'I'.': Cralg.'JUl; Forest City, IDT; Coming, Mil: For teseiie. !li: lllgelow, til. In valuations, Oregon has the larg est assessable wealth. TPt.'Jmi; .Mound City ii'i'.',l in; Maltland. .'T.T.SIO: Craig. I'To.-Vm: Forest City. .is,:i7ii; Corning, '.'O7,7!to: lllgelow. lL'.l,:Tu. Mad Dok Scare. A mad dog having eveiy symptom of tables, appealed In town Friday morning of last week, and atter hltlug twotlogsat the Mrs, Roeckei home, went northwanl. and here he bll two at the Joe Carson's place, om each at Philip Rush's, Mrs. Louisa Smith's, Widow llcudrix and at Andy Mur der's. Mr. Iluriler got his gun ami shot the maddened animal. Immed iately the authorities oidered all those having been bitten to be shot at once. Joseph Slpes, aged about is, was bitten Friday last hy a dog that had ' II....)! 111 t t atta la' Ytll'lt lIlllV a. 1 1 1 1 1 W tl I IH VII llllllll lFtl "Mill '"' i'l''Vii'vii was a mad dog. Hu was caught 011 the wrist ami immediately camu to Dr. Proud, whocatiterl.ed the wound and hu was getting along all right, but became alarmed ami went over to Savannah to try the mad sloue treat ment. Thomas Kreek, sou or Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kreek, or this city, who was bitten Thursday of last week, by a dog that bail been bitten by the dog killed hy Mr. Runier, went to Kansas City Monday to taku the Pasteur treatment. We understand that Henry We Is had to kill a calf ami a Isiar, last week, showing symptoms of rabies. They had been bitten several weeks ago by a dog. A supposedly mad dog was chased south on Main Street, Monday eve ning between six and seven o'clock, and several shots were fired at II, but. the dog escaped in thu woods south of town. - For gossiping about thu ladles of Shady Rend, Kan., the dispatches an nounce that Miss Mary Chamberlain was given a coat of tar and feathers, and the perpetrators are lielng run down by the authorities, and will be prosecuted. The scandal monger has not been arrested or molested.