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The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) 1883-1980, October 04, 1912, Image 1

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On Full Rations.
Meyer Tost bad another dellftlit ftil
meeting Saturday of last week. The
Post were the guests of their com
rade, Pan Purrler. of the 14tli Kan
sat) Calvary, and ID comrades answer
ed roll call. It was a cloudy, damp,
chilly, disagreeable afternoon-the
roads bad-so bad that the auto bri
gade Had to forego thu trip, and the
member secured the Decenary ac
comnio1.it Ions from the Slmcrlj barn,
and they, somewhat delayed, arrived
In good season.
On arrival at the Ilurrler home
they found old glory waving from the
approaches to the home: the trees
and exterior of the home front gay In
colors of red, while and blue. Mr.
Ilurrler was on the outside extending
a cordial welcome to each and every
one of the "old buys," as they alight
ed, and on entering the home they
were as cordially creeled by Mrs. Ilur
rler, and several other ladle.s, who
had come to extend to her a helping
hand, to feed a sergeant's detail of
hungry fellows, who had gone to the
home with appetites fully piepareil
to do justice lo the spread, they fell
sure was In store for them and there
was no disappointment In this feat
tire of the visit.
The large family room, nicely die
orated. was set ap.nt for the iM-id the
I'ost, ami Commander Culler called
the Cost to order, and then Its lnis.
ness was transacted, with "ncalties
and dispatch" some, if nut all. wen
hungry. The members were then lnlled
Into t tu- ilium'.' room, two tables hav
ing been spic.ul and loaded with so
many good things things flesh irom
the faun: cooked lo lelMiable per fee
lion, and enjoyed to the fuhne-s of
every old soldier present.
The tables were 'beautifully and
nicely decorated. The center piece
helm; a Urge cake, the Icings helm:
in a coned Imitation of an American
Hag. liixH, and the color red. white
and blue, weie lepresi-nied by l;ycr..
and the il nil was each fellow gut a
piece of red cake, white cake, blue
cake-It looked good, lasted good, and
every comrade sild It was good, anil
the reporter for this sheet knovs It
was good. v -
Following the feast of the good
things tu eat, they adjourned lo the
family parlor, where Daniel Kunkel,
Robert Monteomerv and Daniel ach-
linn led In singing old war souks, and
the comiades Joined In the choruses.
The Cost fell tho absence or their
Chaplain, Rev. L. C. Powell, who was
ab-ent by reason of Illness.
Handsome silken llaes were dlstrlb
tiled to each comrade, and pinned to
his lapel, beroro he took ins leave,
and the thanks of the Cost was ex
tended the hot anil hostess for their
generous and eoidlal greeting, and
rhe I'ost s salute of three times three
L'lien them standlUL' at the tables.
Those who came and assisted Mrs.
Ilurrler were Mesdames Andy and
lluKh Ilurrler, Joe .Mitchell, Si-noum
Carson, T. C I'ulleri Mr. and Mrs.
Waller Meyer.
Ovvliuriuthe utu'ertaiuty of Hit
weather at this season of the year,
the Cost we understand hascoucluded
to abandon further visits with com
rades for the wlrilcr, after which and
with the comhur ot Anrll. will visit
their old comrade, August Wacgel,
and In May with Nathan Man it.
The Cost will meet at the home of
the adjutant, the fourth Saturday In
The roll call was answered by:
Daniel zViclunan, - Ohio Inf.
C. S. Morgan, 1st I'enn., Cav.
Daniel Kunkel, 1th M. S. M. Cuv.
.lacob Frye, 14th Kansas Cav.
Win. Turnham. 4th M. S. M. Cav.
C. W. CunuhiRliam, llth Minn Inf.
W. II. Ilardman, tilth Ohio Inf.
Robert Montgomery, L'L'd Ky. Inf.
Samuel II itches, HUH Kansas Inf.
Ci. W. Cummins, tilth Ohio Inf.
T. C. Duniran. ITOtli Ohio Inf.
Nathan Smith, Mth Michigan Inf.
Karl Cooper, .1th Missouri Cav.
Fred Markt, 1th M. S. M. Cav.
.lacob Markt, 1th M. S. M. Cav.
Daniel Ilurrler, llth Kansas Cav,
D. V, Thuma, l.ltlr Iowa Inf.
T. C. Culler, H.td Indiana Inf.
D. P. Pohyns, 401 h Missouri Inf.
Beeves Reach $11.
Sales of cattle last week at lUi'
and 11.HI per hundred weight have
passed beyond prices ever before paid
In the history of the Chicago market,
yet theru are many men of long ex
nirlincu In the trade who lielteve $11
does not mark the limit of this year's
tllcht of values of beef cattle on foot.
Wednesday, Sept. ISth, marked a
new high top in the h'lstory of cattle
selling In the open market. Armour
& Co., were the buyers of these llrst
cattle to reach the ll He ore and A.
W. Kbersold, of Union Star, Mo., was
the feeder who put a iiirii itnisu on a
load of 1,577 pound mixed Hereford
and Short-horn steers that, hired the
buyers to pay a price that has long
been battled against as too much
money to pay for beef on foot.
These cattle had Itecn fed since last
Novemler, but were not put on full
feed of shelled and earcorn, with t lino
thy hay as roughage, until January.
riiat the market was not badly
st rained to reach the price Is Indicated
by the fact that there were Aliens
cattle averaging 1,-ViU pounds fed by
Ray A Russell, of llerwlck, III., that
sold the same day up to KMC and a
two-load bunch of Short-horn steers
from the feedlngof Frank MrCutcheon
of Alexis, III,, one load averachic
l,4noaud the other 1,1 la pounds that
made KMK).
In a recent Interview, W. L. Nelson,
assistant secrelaiy of the Missouri
State Hoard of Acrlcultnre, calls at
tention to the fact that Missouri cat tie
have repeatedly topped the Kansas
City. St. I.ouls and Chlcaco markets
diirluc this remarkable eia of rtcord
breaking prices, So rapidly Have
Missouri sleets smashed the records
that II Is haul to keep up wllh them.
On Aucust and U, sieers liom this
state topped the Kansas City. M.
Louis mill Chicago markets and Inoke
existing pi loe record of at least iwoof
these places. At St. Luulsthlriy-lhrcc
head id l.'il'.i pound steers sold at ln.lD
per hundredweight. The same day a
load of I .i7-pollliil steers fioin all-
oilier Mlssnuii county sold at 'flu per
htiuihcdvM-lght on the Kaii-.is Cily
market. At the same time another
load of call le shipueil from I Win Is.
but bred In .Mlvsouii.mailelhi'fhlcaco
lop al tin. In. in ."sept ember I'.', three
loads of pi line lieeves floiil Moniteau
county, Mo., established a new price
reemd on lite St. I.ouls market by
selling at Mn.Tn per hundredweight.
The same feeder had previously sold a
load of IH-Jj.pouud steels at lo cents
per pound, orMs'.'.'jiipcrhcad. believed
to be the highest price per head ever
rcallz.i-d on any market. The record
price. Ma.'.ia per hundredweight made
on the Chicago market September II,
must be ciedlted to a load of I7n
pound sleets shipped from Illinois,
lut bred In Missouri. On September
II, a car load of cattle was shipped
from Columbia anil sold oil the; St.
Louis maikel for '.!',-.'ls. Missouri
easily ranks as the greatest cattle
feeding state in the union.
The sales at Ml.ua wasagaln repeat
ed Monday and Wednesday of last
week, September '.'.'Id and 'S h. Iowa
fed beeves averaging H'.iS lbs., lauded
II, against l."o to I.Vi.1 pounds forall
other steers lo laud that high this
year. ne year ago, Sept. ft 1 1 . lull,
the range price at Chicago was 17. lo
and top I'Vi.'l lbs. natives at H.'S'isonly
1 few loads brought s or better. I he
high price of last week weul lo Illi
nois feeders.
Death of S. I. Hunker.
II Is w It h keen sorrow we announce
the sudden and unexpected death uf
S. I. Hunker, of Mlntou township,
which occurred at his home Monday,
September '.'.I I'.U'.', at tin; ripe age of
.Vi years. Mr. Hunker died suddenly
trom heart disease, and ids sudden
demise brings great grief I o relatives
anil friends. Cor nearly thirty years
lie had resided In the Furtescuo sec
tion, and as each year of his resi
dence lie grew in the esteem and re
gard of neighbors and friends, living
each day to the teachings of the
"Golden Rule."
lie was a native of Clinton county,
Indiana, and In ictohcr, IN71I, mar
ried Miss Kale (iourley, and In IKs:i,
he and family located In Mlntou
township, near l-'ortescue, where they
have since resided.
Ills wife together with seven chil
dren survive- the children are: Kl
died, of Mound Clly; .lames, of 101 k
lou, South Dakota; Ves, Thomas and
.I111I, of Forteseuc; Mrs. A. D. (Srlllln,
of Calls City, Nebraska, and Mrs. F.
II. Hinder, of Riishville, Nebraska.
He is also survived by three sisters
and a brother.
The funeral services were held
from the family home, and conducted
by Rev. Day, or tho Craig M. K.
church, and the body was laid to rest,
with tho riles of Odd-Fellowship,
conducted by Mound City lodge, -In
which lodge he held his membership.
A pleasant note comes to us from
.lames N. Murray, who with his
brother, Avon, are attending the State
university, states they are nicely situ
ated, and that school work has begun
with enthusiasm, and the "college
spirit" Is in the veins of all, Over
1000 are enrolled In the Freshmen
class, and the university enrollment
will be the largest In Its history, The
Oregon contingent Is too busy with
their studies to get homo sick.
.Loves A Shining Mark.
Our entire community is grief
strlckcn-few homes that the fathers
and mothers, boys and girls, have not.
wept, and still weep, over the death
of Hugo Gcll, which occurred a few
minutes before midnight Saturday
last, September '-"Sth, H12, In thelMth
year of his age.
A senior of the 1013 High school
class; captain of the school football
team; a young man, Just at the prom
ising and beautiful period of life, In
the twinkling, his lire Is snuffed out,
and he Is ushered Into that great un
known. He was a real live student
full of life and energy, and knowing
the needs of an education made good
In Ids studies, and met his work with
all the force and determined purposo
In him-he never lagged. In his
school sports he was there to win and
did Ids part to bring victory to Ids
Never in the history of our little
city lias so unfortunate an accident
occurred; never have the heartsof our
people Ik'l'H sotouchedwlthsympathy
and sorrow as that which caused the
death of Hugo Cell.
( n. sal unlay last, the loot ball season
was opened here by a contest between
the St. Joseph and Oregon High school
learns. The teams weie unevenly
matched, by reason or the home team
lining much the llghiesl. The game
was called about .'I p. 111., and was a
spirited one. Just as the game was
coming to a close. Hugo fell lo the
gioiiud.aud his companions going to
him found him in an unconscious
iv. mill Inn. Ills mother being on the
ground rushed to the side ol her dear
buy, anil was frantic, real lug he had
been seriously Injured. Physlel ins
were also on the gtouuds, ami they
went to his relief.
Kiueigciicy 1 est oral Ives were used
hul to no avail. He was placed hi an
automobile and lemoved to his home,
where Doctors Wood, Croud and
Kvuus reiuleied all the assistance
known to their profession, to Inlug
relief and rcston; consciousness, but
without avail, and a few minutes be
fore IJ o'clock, the spirit of llugoCell
took Its lllght to Hie Cod that gave It
-death being caused by hemorrhage
or the brain, by over-exert Ion.
An enthusiast as he was. not of
rugged build, but active, and full or
ihat spirit, to help to win, heeiileied
the game In a somewhat weakened
condition, caused rrom over-exert Ion
In a practice game the week previous,
and II is likely this overwork In prac
tice caused a leakage, that brought
the fatal results in the game or Sat
unlay. He was the second sou id Adamaud
Minnie Kramcr-Ccll, and was born In
Omaha, Nebraska. FeKuary iMh,
lsu.1. The rather died October
'.'I. imi.t, leaving thiee sons, Adolph,
Hugo and Henry, since which time
Mrs. (lell and her little family
have been residents of this city,
She Is a woman greatly esteemed
by all our people, and a mother who
has sacrlllced only as mothers can to
citilp her hoys that they may light
lire's battles honorably and well. The
eldest, Adolph, Is a student 'at the
Stale university, making bis way by
hlsow 11 exei 1 Ions; 1 1 ugo w as t he second
ami Henry the thhd, and weielierelu
Hugo was one of the most lovable
id young men whoever grew lo young
manhood In our midst. He was a
school enthusiast, full of the college
spirit, and possessed of an active bialii
ami warm heart. His Intellect was as
keen as a Damascus blade: ids ambi
tions were high; hlsenergy unbounded:
he was as sympathetic and tender ol'
heart as a woman and the optimism
ol' his cheerful nature always caused
Ills countenance to be Illumed with a
sunny smile. One of his principal
characteristics was his honest, fear
less, candor, lie was as frank uyouug
man as one could llud In 1 11,000. He
aimed to live up to such Ideals as
would bring happiness to lilin and
mother. In vacation he did what Ids
hand, could llud to do that he might
lighten mother's burdens, lie tried
to make the widowliuod or mother as
light as possible. To her lie was the
dutiful son, her chum and companion
because or his wealth of love for her.
In his relations with his schoolmates
and everyone, he showed all the ele
ments uf genuine manhood and in
trinsic worth. He grew Into the
ailed Ions of all who knevvl.lm, because
of his rugged virtues of head and
heart. .
The old hell in the school house was
silent during the day of his funeral
lis mute silence told the story too of
the passing of this splendid young
man. The large concourse of friends
and neighbors his classmates the
Frvbhrucn, the Sophomores, the
Juniors, the Seniors, the teachers tu
line to pay their last loving tribute
all bore ample testimony of the love
and high esteem in which Hugo was
held by all who knew him.
The funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon. September .'With, from
the Kvangellcal church, the funeral
discourse lielng delivered by the
family's pastor, Rev. Weldemler, who
was assisted by Rev. Clagett, of the
Presbyterian church who read the
scripture lesson, and the Invocation
was, ottered by Rev. Powell, of the M.
K. Church. A beautiful song service
was rendered by a mixed choir.
The church was decorated with
potted plants. The altar was iH'aull
fully draped In the class colors, gray
and pink. The white casket wasdrap-
ed In the High school colors, purple
and gold, and six of Hugo'sclassmates
acted as pall bearers.
The funeral was perhaps the largest
ever witnessed in our liltleclty. The
funeral proctsslon was led by the
faculty, and the students of the High
school, the young ladles wearing
vvlille. as the procession passed the
school house, the bell was tolled, and
Into 1 lie silent city the sad procession
wended Its way, and here they laid
away In a grave lined with white and
tiimmed in the High school colors,
purple asters and yellow dahlias, with
11 Imu of the class colors at the head,
the liody of Hugo Cell, a senior of the
lllk-h school class of pil.i who was an
Ideal siudeiil, dutiful son and one
gnaliy beloved by all our people.
The church decorations were in
oil. ice of hlsclassinates, Many beau
tiful Moral 1 1 II. litis came, among
which was a large pillow rrom Ids
classmates: a wieiih from the facolly,
and Hie foot lull team of the SI.
Jii-eph Cent nil High school sent a
larce cluster of American lleauty
The chain of the Senior class has
been hiokeu and one link has been icon-veil.
Ills lulglil, pleasant smile
will be missed by classinateaud teach
er, and the v.tciul chair In the class
room, as well as the one In the Sunday
school class room must leiualn vacant.
our entile community sympathize
wllh this dear heartbroken, seHsacrl
lielng mother In the great sorrow thai
has come to her, mourning the lessor
her dear, good, bright and soul or
honor hoy. Hul as human words or
sympathy are unavailing in the alle
viation id such soi row, we commend
her and the surviving brothels lo Ills
keeping who kuuwetli the mysteiiea
id life and death. He has use for
Hugo In heaven whence he cannot
return, but whither they may go to
meet lilin.
"Lead kindly light: amid the eliding
gloom, Lead thou mo 011:
The ulglil is dark, and I am far from
home: Lead thou me on:
Keep thou my reel; I do not ask to
The distant scene: one step enough
for me,"
Broke His Ribs.
Col. Clliott Marshall, surveyor of
customs at St. Joseph, has been up
to his fruit farm south of Oregon for
a mouth, and he returned Saturday
in His Home, suffering from two bro
ken ribs, and suvcral ugly bruises as
a result of an accident, the Thursday
pievlous, The accident occurred near
Forest Clly, when one or a team of
horses which Colonel Marshall was
driving sided and ran one wheel of
the wagon over a slump, upset I lug
(be vehicle, and throwing Its occu
pant on Ids head and left side. Colo
nel Maishall was given medical at
tention liy Dr. Hullock, of Forest
Clly, and then leturued lo his farm,
w here he Is having his crop of appies
Woman's Union Program
sATIJItll.VY, OCT. 1 1, IIU'J.
Subject for thu year: "Ireland and
Noted Authors."
Roll call (Quotations from Thomas
"Primeval Ireland" Mrs, Rebecca
"Illography of Thomas Moore" -Miss
Lillian Austin.
Irish songMrs. Mat tie Hrldgeman.
"Irish Legends and Myths"Mrs.
Cora Hurgcss.
General discussion.
The shooting season for ducks
and geese, brant and snipe Is now
open. With the coming or cooler
weather and the consequent arrival of
wild fowl from the North, our local
nlmrods are beginning to look for
ward to the fall shoot lug season with
some anticipation, as last season was
a very poor one for ducks and geese,
owing to tho heavy fall of snow late
In the season and the sudden arrival
of warm weather shortly afterward.
The open season for quail licglns No
vember 1 and ends December 1.
Favors the Single Tax.
We have received a lengthy com
munication from our young friend,
Will M. Maupln, who favors the Sin
gle Tax proposition, and says the an
ils are supported by the "lllg llusl
ness" Interests. We are assured by
those In charge of the Antl-Slngle
Tax campaign, that thlsls not t rue.tn a
single feature. He claims Single Tax
means the equalizing of tax burdens:
Instead of shifting the burden from
city to country, the reverse would he
the result If the Single Tax were In
operat Ion.
The autls claim that the purpose of
these amendments Is to destroy the
commercial value of laud. Mr. Mau
pln would have us believe that it Is
leveled only at unused land. Such Is
nut the case. Theameudmeiils make
no exception In favor of the man who
uses Ids land. The object Is to con
liscate the economic rent of all laud.
Thus the commercial value would In
dent, veil and the state be made the
"universal landlord." Laud has value
because It yields economic, rent to the
owner. Kconomlc rent Is delitied by
Henry George as follows:
"Rent Is determined by the margin
of cultivation: all lauds yielding as
rent that pail of their produce which
exceeds what an equal application if
labor and capital could procure f 1 inn
I lie poorest laud In use."
Now ir this rent he taken rrom all
land owners, lei Us mt what would he
the dlllureiice between the owner who
Uses and the owner who dues nol use
laud. Let us consider Hie two cases
uieiil lolled by Mr. Maupln.
ine of them Invi-sis his all ss.ooii
In laud. The other Invests .i.nuo na
city lot. The farmer, having noth
ing hul boue and iiium-Ic, and brains,
wotks haul for a living. The latter,
being rich, lakes a plea 1110 trip to
Kurope. Then we put single Ta
Into ellecl. The fanner's Invest-nu-iil
of ts.uoii , wi,-il out. The
rich man's Investment or tt.oaa Is
wiped mil. The farmer loses the ie
soil or a lire of haul work and econo
my. The rich man In Kurope loses
what Is a men- trilleto him. When II
comes to paying the taxes, (lie rich
man can pay Ids out of the easy com
ing dividends of his slocks. Wo have
Incicaseil the dlvldenilsortliosestocks
by exempting them from taxation.
r If he does not care to pay the tax
es, the rich man can let bis lot revert
lo the stale, without seriously crip
pling himself or injuring his income.
Hut If thu fanner must pay his ex
liorbllaul tax out of Hie sweat of Ids
race, having bought the laud, be yel
is but a tenant of the state. And he
cannot let his laud sell for taxes. He
has hul t-Vnuo worth of houses on II,
and If the laud sells, the houses go,
too. Also If lie dues let thu laud go
for taxe.s, where can he earn a liviugY
If he keeps II, the stalecoullscatesall
II yields above the poorest laud In
use. ir he does not keep II, he has
nothing. He must either be a serf or
The Increased value of the city lot,
Mr. Maupln says, comes without ef
fort on the part of thu owner. The
Increased value or I he rami conies
from Hie labor of the owner. Hi
cleans oil the timber and underbrush,
drains the swampy ground, and hauls
oil Hie rock. Ho fertilizes, rotates
his crops, tills up the washes, and by
care and haul work, malutslus the
ferlillllly and productiveness of the
soil. These Improvements cannot be
sepaniled from the soil. They are a
pail id II.
Now, when the stale becomes a uni
versal landlord and goes Into the con
llscatlonof rent, destruction of land
value, and taking of laud for taxes, as
a public business, who is hurl most
the rich man whose added value rep
resents no etforl on his pail, or the
farmer whose added value represents
his lire's workY
Section 'J of thu proposed amend
ment makes no exception of the value
added by reclamation and conserva
tion. And of such Improvements
Henry George says:
"These improvements which, In
time, become Indistinguishable from
the laud Itself: very well; then the
title to the Improvements becomes
blended with I he title to the laud;
the individual right Is lost Hi thu
common right."
So the hand of confiscation Is not to
stop al raw land, but Is to gather
within Its grasp, all Improvements
added by yeais of culture, care and
Now suppose thu statu does tax land
alone, and taxes It high enough to de
stroy the value of the rich man's city
lot. At the same time she taxes the
farm High enough to destroy Its val
ue. True, He says, the houses on the
farm won't be taxed, but would the
untaxing of them enhance their value
so as to make up the lossy A House
Is worth 95,000, because It cost that to
build It. A farm Is worth. M.ooo be
cause it yields economic rent. Ifntac
the House and Its value Is still deter
mined by the cost of reproduction.
Take Hie economic rent of land by
taxation and the laud Has no commer
cial value. Does friend Maupln think
that when the 1.ooa land value Is de
stroyed by taxation, the f.,,oao House
will be enhanced In value to $1.1,000,
by exempting It from taxatlonY
When the rich lot owner has lost
loo,oaa by Single Tax. who Is any
better off Has IHej.ooo Isjen taken
out of their pockets and put Into thu
public treasury Y No. Has that sum
lH-en distributed among the citizens?
No. The valni-M li.ivimnlt- lu...n it...
strayed. Mr. Rlcli-man and Mr.
Farmer are worth thrs.noo less than
they were liefore: Mu-vxiu of value
which might be used as security to
bring money Into this state for use In
Its development has been destroyed;
no one Is any richer, but two men are
tlns.uou poorer and the caininunlly
has lost that much in the way of re
sources to back up the enterprise.
If any one else wants to use the lot
or the rami, he will have to pay more
rent lliau Hie taxes amount to. Thu
Single Taxers complain that they
have to pay Interest on Mr. Rich
man's ua.uoo f ,V occupy his hit.
Well, under the Single Tax. Die tax
would have la be Just as high as thu
Interest Is now, or cNc Ha- system
would fail of Its object to destroy thu
commercial value. And when Mr.
Rleh-ia.in or Mr. Farmer pays this
High lax to the stale, he will turn
1 lulil aioiim! am! collect It from thu
tenant In the hum or tent.
Il Is not "Hie liuslufss" that would
be hurl by Single T.ix. As we see it,
Hie sales! Invest menls for (. savings
of the public an-land or Hist mort
gages on laud. I (est ray laud value by
Single Tax, and when- would thes'o
savings ca fur Investnu-nlY There
would he hut one other place Into
iudustilal stacks and hoiulscont rolled
by Wall street. Ily Single Tax thu
great money Interests would drlvo
future savings from Investment in
laud into investments vvlieie they
could cunt ml them. Thus the grip of
"lllg Ihislness" would ie tightened
011 this country.
Another Ihliig: "lllg lluslncss" con
trols practically every Held of Indus
I ry save land. They caiinut gain eon
Irol of It because It has too great an
aggregateciiuuueicliil value. Destroy
that value by Single Tax, and we pre
dict that hi ten years the lauds of ev
ery state where thu system existed
would he gobbled up by "lllg Husr
ness." The next step then would Ih
lo tepeal Single Tax and rejuvenatu
land values. In such a way "lllg
business" eould Juggle the land mar
ket as successfully and prolllahly as
they now do thu stock market,
Friend Maupln may he sincere lit
his advocacy of the single Tax propo
sition, hut we cannot see it as helloes
Hence this will close the subject.
Like a Stamp Album.
Kodak pictures, which Dr. J. F.
Loiter has had taken of his leg on
which eighty pieces of skin have just
been grafted, might easily he mistak
en for a page from a Imy's stamp al
bum. Ills leg is Just that much
patched up.
Dr. holler Is proud of I he photo
giaphs, Imt he isn't neatly so proud
or them as he is ol' his wire, who gave
up the patches that will make t he pa
tient a well man, wllh a whole and
iisurul leg.
Mrs. Lolfer, who s sulleriug more
I ban her husband as a result of thu
operation, lies on another bed In tho
same room with Iter husband. And
she smiles across at I1I111 with a daz
zling smile that is good to see.
Dr. Lolfer was terribly burned in
the explosion of a thresher boiler on
the Murphy brothers' rami, six miles
nortnvvest of Maryvllle, August III.
Steam and hut water burned his left
leg terribly, taking oil' all the skin
from the Inside of the limb from tho
middle of the thigh lo the ankle.
Wllh Mrs. Lolfer under the iullu
ence of chloroform on one operating
table and her husband, also anaes
theslzed, 011 another, the operation
began. Dr. L. K. Dean, with a sharp
razor, stripped oil the skin, which wan
taken rrom her thighs, operating;
quickly and taking a strip an Inch
widu and from one to two inches long
at a time. These were passed over
to Dr. K. C. Cummins, who placed
them In position on Dr. holler's leg,
being merely laid upon the raw sur
face, vvhlcli had been curetted so as
to Insure adhesion and growth,
Dr. Letter's left leg was the one af
fected. It was so badly scalded that
the entire inner surface, from the in
side of the thigh to the ankle was de
nuded of skin, tliu muscles being ex
posed In one place and the bone In
another. ,,,
The skin for covering all this sur
face was taken from With Mrs. feof
for's thighs, The operat ion lasted an
Hour, and was entirely successful, and
both patients are expected to recover
speedily Maryvllle Tribune.

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