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Mayor Richards Presents Tangible
Reasons (or Votial $4,000
Addltioaal Bonds.
To this Cltlens of the City nf Oregon!-
At the lust City election. April.
IWi, you elected me td till the office
of Mayor of jour City, as you are all
(amlllar: t'pon taking charge of the
office, It as at once apparent that
there was a large floating debt, ami
to arrive at some basis for caring for
this, a committee, consisting of K. A.
Dunham, I). It. Kunkel and ('. K.
Munn, was, with, the approval of the
Council, appointed to make a report,
which they did: from which it ap
peared that In round number this
debt amounted to WOO; of this
amount MOO was an account of city
purposu warrants and .700 against
the City Water and Light plant.
During the past eleven months, by
rigid economy the city warrants out
standing have all been paid, as well
as the current expenses of the city
government, and at the end of the
year a small balance will remain In
the treasury to the credit of this
As to the water and light fund, op
erating expenses hate been met , and
tile extra expense, of placing a new
roufou the engine house, cleaning
out the old pump pit and converting
It into a holding basin and (liter,
building and housing the pumps In
brick, tearing out the old boiler and
walls and setting oil tanks and hous
ing them, at a cost In total of all of
the alums exceeding Mono. In addi
tion to that the lloatiugdcht lias been
i educed to jtt'jOO. and with similar
economy continued through the year
lUl.'l. the lloatlng debt will he paid in
full, sitter which the earnings of the
plant can all be ueil for paying the
interest on bunds and for the creation
of a sinking fund to retire them as
they mature, which means that In a
couple, or at most, three years moie.
there need be no further levy for
bond and Interest purposes, or if any,
a greatly reduced levy.
To gut on as nearly a cash basis as
possible, the banks of this city were
asked to advance, temporary loans
amounting to Msou, which they
did after pioper and appropriatesteps
had been taken by the City Council.
These loans have been lepaid.
hie reason for the increased earn
ings of the plant is the putting on of
the day current for fans, ironing, etc.,
and this Increased service 1ms proven
that the UKMioiscpower engine in
stalled I- not siiltlclent, and Is
overloaded and worked beyond Its ca
pacity, and it is Imperatlvethat addi
tional power be Installed, otherwise a
total breakdown may be expected and
the City left without light and what
Is much more Important without wa
ter and protection from lite.
Thl being the case, after full con
sideration by the City Council, it was
decided that, as constituted authori
ties of the city in charge of its busi
ness, we would be assuming too great
a ilsk and responsibility to defer this
matter longer without calling the at
tention of the people to their needs,
and let them say by their votes at the
polls whether they are willing to as
sume this responsibility and risk or
not, and hence the ordinance for the
submission of thequestlon to theCitl
ens was passed and the election
In regard to this, we, the council
and mayor, desire to say that the ad
ditional amount asked for Wll.l. NOT
ply means the loaning of the City's
credit, for as stated above, the plant
will, with the proper management
and close economy, pay. upkeep and
provide income from which the money
to pay Interest and manning bonds
will be paid.
Permit me further to state that we
have gone over tills matter carefully
and painstakingly, and have also con
sulted some of the heaviest taxpayers
of the city in regard thereto: and
without dissent the above course Is
The purpose is, to Inslalla.lli-horse-power
engine, to run parallel with the
present engine with which in time of
stress, approximately WO-horscpower
can be generated.
The council urges careful considera
tion or this matter, and I trutt every
citizen will feel free to ask for any In
formation necessary to enable him to
vote, without bias, upon It.
W. li. IIiciiahim,
February l.'l, UUII.
Predicted the Rise.
According to the St. Joseph Gazette,
HI. Montgomery, of Skldmore. cash
ier of the Farmers' hank at Skldmore
and secretary of group No. 3 of the
Missouri Hankers' association, was
down on the first Moor of the Kt
change building Tuesday and was tell
Ing livestock men how he had pre
.dieted the rise In lions.
"I told tnem to throw a few shovel-
fuls of corn to them and to hold them
a few days longer,' said Montgomery,
after running his weather eye over
the market bulletin hoard. " )ur cus
tomers took my word for It, too. and
they are going to maku some money,
too. I Just felt It In my bones that
there was something better coming In
the hog market."
Montgomery, who puts out more
money on cattle than most any bank
er In Northwest Missouri, tells how
llert Strlckler. a ".'.'i-year-old farmer of
Skldmore, Is making a fortune vacci
nating hogs for cholera. The young
fellow fell in with a student from
the Iowa Agricultural college at Ames
and picked up a working knowledge
cf the scrum business, in the last
twelve months he has vaccinated
more than two thousand head of hogs
for William Carpenter, the big Tar
kin feeder, alone lie works almost
night and day and as a result cholera
is at the minimum In the western
part of Nodaway county. Still some
farmers around Skldmore and Tarklo
decry the scrum treatment. Mont
gomery says. Cholera Is sweeping oil
hogs In the Platte river valley in the
eastern part of Nodaway county,
where the serum treatment has been
ridiculed by many of the farmers as
an impractical experiment of the agri
cultural colleges. A federal govern
ment expert recently visited Stickler's
plant at Skldmore and declares that
Ids treatment Is an umiuallllcd suc
cess In every way. Montgomery de
clares that thousands of dollars have
been saved to the farmers of his vi
cinity by Strlckler and hi- serum
treatment. Maryvlllc-Di-mocrat-Fo-rum,
Feb. I.'lth.
Work of the Grim Reaper.
lacoh Limpp another of the early
day settlers of Holt comity, died at
Ids home In Mound City. Wednesday
of last week, February PJ. H'l.'S. aged
s.'l years, Mr. Limpp was hum In
tlermauy. December nth. IWH. and
In l".V lie came to this coiintry.cioss
Ing the ocean in a sail boat, lauding
at New Orleans, and thence by steam
boat to St. Joseph. After a stay of
some six years In lluebaiiau county,
he went to Kansas, and on the com
ing on of tlie Civil war be enlisted In
the loth Kansas Inlantry. In isiiil
he came to Holt county and lived in
the Murray district In Foibcs town
ship, 'then near Forest City, and
from there located In the Itlalr dis
trict. In lim-j he retired and moved
to Mound City. He leaves a large
family of ehlldien and grandcliildieii.
Picsley S. Durham, who fur forty
years, lias Im:cii a resident ol Holt
county, died at home in Mound City,
Wednesday of last week, February
P.', Ilii:i, in the Tilth year of Ids age.
He was born In Indiana, October HI,
lS.'lT, and came to Holt county In
ls7(i, and farmed until l7T. when he
mou-d to Mound City, and engaged
In livery and hotel business from
time to time. He also servtil as
mayor and councilman in Mound
I'ltvandlu 1877-71' was the .lunlor
Deacon of Mound City Masonic loiluc.
He united with the Christian church
In isS-l. during the ministry of F.lder
II. r. j aimv. lie was married mice
times, the last to Miss Lois Cham
bers, in February, Il7i. He Is sur
vived by nine children. The funeral
services weie held on the Pith, con
ducted by Klder C. M. Chilton, or the
St, Joseph Christian church.
Finery A. It tit 1 1 was horn Sept. -'.
1874, at I 'a I my ro, Kansas, and died
Feb. II, ltd.'', at the home of his
mother. In Mound Cltv. Mo., at the
age of .'If years. 4 months and lit days.
Ills childhood nays were spent in anil
near Mound City and Forest City, Mo,
lie was united in marriage to Miss
Mary Schnelter. June Hhi'.i, at
Mound Citv. Mo, To this union was
born one child, a hoy, aged months.
Ills wire aim uany uoy survive mm,
toirethcr with his aired mother, Mrs,
Sarah Van Dorn, a sister, Mrs. Alice
Hrowncc. and four brothers. Ml.
George. Lewis and John lluth. His
sister. Mrs, Alice Itrowulee, and her
daughter. Miss Jessie llrownlee, of
uma.uoiorano.wno are spending me
winter In the east, were in Mound
City for the funeral, the sister being
at his bedside for several days and
the daughter arriving Wednesday
from Falls Clly. Neb. The funeral
services were conducted by Itev.
Walker, of the M. K. church, at the
home of Mrs. Van Dorn, Wednesday,
at 1 p. in. Interment at Baldwin
cemetery Jcffcrsonlan.
P. L. Smlrl, who for forty years
had been a resident of Union town
ship, died at his home in Craig, on
Friday last, February 14th, aged 80
years. He was a veteran of the Civil
war and came to Holt county in 1871.
He Is survived by his wife ahd three
sons and one daughter; his son,
Charles, resides in St. Joseph. Fu
neral services were held Sunday last.
James McCaskey, a veteran uf the
Confedrate armv. died at home In
Mound City. Februay B, 101.1. aged 60
years, lie was a native oi Aiaoama,
and In 1805 came to Holt county
from Atchison county, lie Is sur
vived by his wife and rive children.
Counties VotiaJ Special Levy May
Share in State Revenues
-Change School Law.
Not a vote was cast against the
Kinney 1)111 reducing the school age
limit from II to . years when the
measure catm up for pavsige in the
The bill Is the same as the school
age limit amendment submitted to
the people at the November election,
and which sintered defeat along with
the single tax amendment.
Instead of a constitutional amend
ment, Senator Kinney Introduced a
bill covering the same point of t educ
ing tin timewhen a child may attend
school. This was done following an
opinion of K. M. Grossman, attorney
for the Hoard of P.ducatlon, to the ef
fect that it can be done Ihiougha
legislative act.
In addition to reducing the mini
mum school age from u to A. the bill
removes the maximum age for which
public Instruction can be provided.
The present law llxes this age at .
The bill Is strongly supported by
prominent educatois thioughout (In
state. A bill to abolish Sunday baseball
was otlered by Mr. Shepperson of
The right or the people of any coun
ty to orgatilu agricultural and me
chanical societies, to conduct county
fairs and to take county funds rang
ing between -iltn and Won to pay pre
miums Is accorded in a measure by
Mr. Thlce.
With a view of encouraging attend
ance at public schoolsSenatiir Wallace
Crossley liitioduced a bill providing
that eery pupil shall be furnished
with text-books at the expense of the
State, the funds to be derived fiom
the foreign insurance tax.
Tlie dry's won another light in the
House when they sent to engrossment
a bill by Moore of llaiton prohibiting
the storing of liiior In dry territory.
Tills bill autborles clicult Judges to
Issue injunctions against the storage
of liquor by any person except li
censed pharmacists. Itcpreciilatl.
Orr of Livingstone County said this
measuie would prevent persons from
ordering a case of lccr for home con
sumption. He tried to amend II to
authorize family shipments, hut was
defeated. Companion measures by
Mooie provide for searches and seiz
ures of liquor and prohibit any person
fiom having on hand moie than two
gallons of liquor at any one time.
Leaders of the Senate deuotiiiceil a
bill supported by railroads asking lor
the absolute suppiesslon of Intel
change or selling of tickets and de
clared they would vote against any
proiailroad measuie until the iall
mails evince a willingness tu enforce
the S-ceiit rate law. The incisure
was iutioduced by Senator White of
Linn County, who spoke at length lor
its passage. It was defeated by a
vwte of L'l to 7.
A hill drawn by the State ISoaid ol
Charities and Con ect ion providing for
a state farm, to be used as a leforma
tory for llrst-term com lets, was Intro
duced by Senator A lieu. The measuie
calls for an appropriation of .V),ikni, to
he used in the purchase of a farm of
not fewer than .Too acres. A board of
live persons to conduct the reforma
tory is provided for in the bill.
The Carter bill, consolidating road
funds arising from automobile licens
es and from the sale of option stamps,
apportioning such funds equally
among the counties, was taken up
and passed In the Senate this after
noon. To avail themselves of this
money a county llrst must have witcd
t he special road lax of '.'"i cents on I he
tIoo of valuation.
In the Senate Senator Hawkins,
chairman of the special committee to
Investigate penitentiary conditions
glowing out of the abolition of the
contract system of working tlie con
victs, tiled reports recommending that
the system be continued for at least
two years and that the price of thu
labor be tlxed at ! per day per man,
of this amount 10 pur cent to be set
aside as a fund for convicts, each man
to receive Ids share when released.
The report said that, thlswas the only
practical solution of the matter thu
committee could suggest and that
tills would have to he done or an ap
propriatlon of MO'.'.oo would be ncees
sary at this session to support the
convicts in idleness.
In its report submitted to the gen
eral assembly, thu legislative auditing
committee, consist Ing of Senator Phil
lips of St. Louis and Ucpresentative
Valentine of Piitnum and Dummof
Cole, advise the enactment of a stat
ute against, nepotism in the public
offlccs of the State. The committee
says that In their Investigation of
state ortlces they II nd there are but
few In which there are no close rela
tives of tlie chief otllcer, and that
they have heard much complaint es
pecially applicable to the various
courts throughout the State, of con
ditions not satisfactory growing out
of this fact.
A measure was introduced by Sena
tor Crossley of Johnson which Is an
entering wedge for free school books.
The various counties now receive the
foielgu insurance tax as part of their
school money. It is specitled In the
Ciuss!ey bill that this tax shall he set
apart by the varloiisdlstrlctsand used
only to supply free school books to
pupils. The tax amounts to more
than six hundred thousand dollars a
The practice or "fee splitting"
among physicians and surgeons was
struck at in a hill introduced by Itep
rcsentatlvc Woodward or Knox Coun
ty A penalty of Mini for each of
fense and the revocation of the li
cense to practice Is the pciiallv at
tached. Illlts drawn by the State Judicial
Conference providing that tmdivoiced
person shall rcinairy in one year and
that mi petition shall Is Hied until
the petitioner shall have been a resi
dent of the county In which the suit
is hied for six months, weie iutio
duced by Senator Phillips.
A mothers' pension hill was Iutio
duced by Senator Duuvvoody. The
bill provides that county courts may
supply dependent motbeis with
As an echo of the wet and dry
light, another dry measuie went to
engrossment hi the House with little
opposition. It was the bill of licpic
seiitatlve .Mooie or llarlon giving tlie
clicult Judges power to Issue Injunc
tions against any person storing any
quantity of liquor In a thy county.
The discovery of liquor In a place will
he prima facie evidence ol a violation
ol' the law, II the measure passes.
A hill by Huston ot Lincoln County
would, ir enacted Into law, stilp every
railroad In Missouri of the right of
eminent domain, unless It Incorporat
ed undor the laws of Missouri. The
bill ptoxlde.s that after January I,
lull, all railroads must incorporate
under Missouri laws or lose their
right In condemn pioperly for right
of way. depot, switches, etc. This
hill Is apparently designed to compel
railroads to sue and be sued in I lie
state conns, instead of the fedeial
A favorable report was made by I he
House committee oiicducatlon on the
Harris bill to make possible the es
tablishment of county high school
dlstllcts over the Slate, it would
authorize two or mine country dis
tricts in get together and establish a
high school su that the hoys and girls
of the larms might get a high school
education without going to town for
it. The hill piovldcs that I he school
may iccclvc a llinltedamoiuit of slate
aid wheie agriculture and domestic
science aie taught.
Woman sulfrage was dealt a bad
blow in the Senate when the bill per
mitting women to serve on school
lioards was defeated 17 to l.'l.
Ucpresentative George T. Clai
borne's hill which Increases the term
of officii of the piusecutlng attorney
to four yeais ami makes the holder of
tlie olllce Ineligible to succeed
himself, was engrossed without
a dissenting vote. This is taken as
an Indication that I he hill will be
come a law.
The Senate passed a "blue sky" bill.
It gives the Hank Commissioner of
Missouri supervision of companies or
ganized in the Stale for the sale nf
stocks or securities.
The county null bill passed the
House by a vole of no to Tint
emergency clause lost by a vote of s,"
to 47, as tin atlhmative votes were
necessary to carry It- Applause gicct
ed the announcement ot the vote on
the bill proposed,
All of tlie Ituchauan County mem
bers voted "no" on both the hill and
Hie emergency clause, while practi
cally all other members from North
west Missouri voted "aye," Cooper
of Andrew; Cornelius, DeKalb; Lutes,
Worth! McKnlght. Gentry: Praise
watb, Nodaway: Shippersou, Atchi
son; Swope, Holt, and Wiley, Clinton,
voted with the prevailing side.
Speaker Hull of Platte County voted
-In our report uf the county court
proceedings, reporting the approving
of work done by John King in build
ing culverts, we used the plural leav
ing the impression that our county
highway engineer had approved all
the culverts built by thu contractor,
when, as a matter of fact, he had only
accepted the culvert known as the
Walker culvert, northwest of Mound
City, built. In 1011.
The Injuaction Suit of Brownfield
It Teare Against City of
Craig Is Dissolved.
An Interesting suit was heard here
before Judge Arch Davis, of Chilli
cothe. during the latter part of last
week, occupying the time of the court
from Thursday until Saturday morn
ing. Tlie case was set forthe.lanuary
term, but set over until Thursday
last, when Judge A. D. Humes was
called to hear the case. Judge
Humes being unable to come. Judge
Davit was secured.
We do not know that thereeverwas
so many representative cltl.eiis from
Craig In attendance on court at any
one time. They were called as wit
nesses on one side or the other
of the case. The brief of this case is
about as follows, as we understand It:
To one unacquainted with the ex
act situation uf tlie lauds and streets
of Craig and vicinity, the cases were
practically companion suits, so to
speak. One of these was brought in
October last, by F. S. Itrownlleld and
L. L. Teare. against Tlie City of
Craig and Its ottlcers. enjoining them
fiom tearing down or removing a
fence from, and taking possession of,
a strip of ground (alleged to belong to
tlie plaint Ills) from Fifth stieet In
tlie town of Craig to the county road
running north and south on the east,
side of a tract of tlie plaintiff's land.
Judge Porter, of Mound City, Issued
the Injunctleii, and the matter was
set (or tilal at the January term.
Messis. Stokes, o'Fallon. and 1'iank
Pctree represent the plalntitls In this
suit. ami. on Dec. .Mb, I'.ilL. II. It.
Williams, of Craig, ami Judge .luo.
Keuulsh, tiled the oilier one. This
second suit was by the Farmers' le
vator Co. ami against F. S. Ilrowu
Held and L. L. Teaie. and the peti
tion alleges that the Farmeis' l-.lcva-tor
Co. Is a coiporatlon of Craie. Mo.,
and that It has an elevator building
located in the southwest corner of
Gasklll ,V Caution's Addition to the
clly of Craig, about im feel east of
the point where Kast Front street
and Fifth street, of thu city Inteisect
each other: that same Is on a public
highway, about lo feet wide, and
leads from the elevator to Fast Front
street: that plalntllf's customers ami
patrons have lu pass unto such high
way, fiom tin-main public traveled
streets in the city, ami In the sur
rounding country: that tlie defend
ants are engaged In operating an clc
valor lu the city of Craig, and In buy
ing the wheat , corn, oats ami other
grains from the fanners: thai the de
fendants, wrongfully Intending, as
plaintlll believes and avers, to unlaw
fully and wrongfully Injure and de
stroy plaint Ill 's business, ami Intend
ing thereby (accoidlug to plaintltl's
Information and belief, and as plain
till' aversi to secure foi themselves a
monopoly or Hie elevator business,
and of the business of buying and
selling grain and other farm products
at the city, have wrongfully and un
lawfully encroached, and caused lo 1st
encroached, upon the public highway
(along the Hue dividing sections II
and 14) by electing and causing to lie
erected,a fence, of boa ids and posts, In
and upon a pari of said highway, so as
to obstruct and hinder travel in and
upon thu highway, and thereby make
it dllllcult and Impracticable for
plaintiffs customers to leach plain-
till's elevator with wagons ami other
vehicles. Plaintiff asks Dial the de
fendants he requited, by a writ of
mandamus, to remove the leiice fiom
the said highway, and enjoined fiom
obstructing and closing aloicsild
Mill street, and lot all other proper
The case came In a clne I ilday
evening, and on Satmday moinliig
the com t handed down Its decision:
Tlie Hulling ami Jiiilgmeui lot the
defendants, tlie I'arniei' Klfvator
Co., and decieelllg lo them title lo
the right-of-way, ami il wa fuithei
ordered by the court that all costs be
assessed to the plaiuiilK and thai all
witness fees claimed by siockholdeis
of Hie Farmers' Klevator Co, he as
sessed against the company. It was
agreed by the plaint UK Messrs.
Hrowiiticld A Teare, to waive all
rights lu an appeal or any wilt of er
ror sued out.
Stokes - Stokes, Pel ice and t'Fal
Ion for the plaiutitl, and Judge Ken
nlshaiKlll.il, Williams lor the de
fendant. We are sorry to stale thai
owing to thu llltics- of John V.
Stokes, the senior counsel, he was un
able to appear In Hie case. In Ills 44
years of active practice lieie we be
lieve Ibis Is his llrst absence from a
case of Importance In which hu was
.1....1U..I III., fl'll.t.,!.- luwtu ttt ,..,, If
j,uil,av,, linilirxu. It,')., ,v, .mu
i recovery.
The case of the slate v.. Iled Lar-
kin, charged with unlawful delivery
of liquor, was continued to the April
The tiling of the hill of exception
lu the Frank Vest, case, who at the
January term, lull', was given ten
years for tlie murder of Guy Stanley
In December, toil, was again contin
ued to May 1st.
Back on a Visit.
Joe II. Itatchcllcr and wife, of St.
Joseph, were here for a few days thn
past week, visiting old-time friends.
They were early residents of our city,
and belong to that class that had le
gions of friends. He was tlie village
gunsmith when here, and If .loo said
that gun was all right, It was accepted
and no further questions asked. He
Is now 77 years old. and we were glad
to see him so well preserved. He Is i.
veteran of tlie civil war, as a member
of the 'J.1th Mo. Infantry, along with
Ferd Hostock, and Ferd says there
was always "something doing" when
Joe was around and in eami. The
family left here in IS7L', going to St.
Joseph, where they have since resided.
Had not Hatcheller become easily
discouraged some thirty years ago.St.
Joseph might today lie recognized as
the home of thelnventorof the motor
car. There are a number uf the old
residents who recall the steam pro
pelled contrivance constructed by Mr.
Hatcheller In the year isw, which
frightened horses and mules on the
streets, and resulted lu the Una) dis
mantling of the vehicle by Its owner,
who was afraid theie might budlsas
trims results,.
However, the vehicle was a great
curiosity in those days and Inasmuch
as It was Hie llrst self-propelled road
veliMc until Hfieeii years later.
Hatchellei really Is entitled to the
distinction of having invented the
Captain Hatcheller conceived the
idea from watching a steam Killer op
erate on tlie clly streets. After con
structing a model, he made a vehicle
Ixily resembling an old-fashioned car
ryall, with twoseats. He constructed
a square top and made the atfalr real
ly comfortable. Then he Installed a
four horsepower kerosene engine,
which was placed underneath the
seats. A chain drive was used, the
Idea of sprockets and chains being
conceived from the bicycle. Steering
was accomplished by a wheel operat
ing sciew pivots, The WIckeiihoclTer
Carriage Works, of St. Joseph, fin
ished the body of the vehicle and the
Sliipmau P.iiglnc Company, of Ho
liester. N. V., supplied the engine.
After Its completion Hatcheller op
erated the machine several evenings
on Fourth street, St. Joseph, which
was then the city's longest street with
few hills. All the horses that caught
sight of tlie affair as it chugged along,
weie badly frightened. The machine
was easily handled, Hatcheller says,
ami one day at the fair grounds he
tan it twenty miles an hour.
"What made me illscouiagcd," said
Captain Hatcheller, "Is the fact that
I caused so much tumble with the
rig. One day I Irlghleiieil a team of
mules drawing a street car and they
diaggeilthe car, full of passengers, a
block after It had Jumped the rails.
So I tore. I he tiling to pieces and sold
thepaits, It cost me about "?Ti for
the experiment. I am soiry I did not
patent the Idea, for it would have
made me rich,"
Mis. Hatcueller was quite active in
Hie social Held here, and with Mrs.
Anna McCoy, Mel vlna Super, Anna K.
Irvine, Mary Curry and Klvlia llrotl
beck otganleil the Woman's I'uion.a
woman's library club in IS7J, and only
Mrs. Irvine and Mrs. Curry with Mis.
Itatchcllcr, of the original organisa
tion, now lemain.
Mr. Hatcheller was called heie bv
Sherlll lielv ln. to oneli his sate for
him. Mr. It, being an expert in this
hue. and Is called to various places
I . .! , . ... ,
had become uulockableby the owners,
It was certainly a gieat pleasure to
meet them both and hope they will
not make II so long between visits
An Old One.
Among the many witnesses uho
were heie lu attendance at clicult
com I. last week, we recognlxed D L.
II ulTst utter, who was one of Craig's
eaily dav settlers. "I'ncle" Dave
will be -Vt years old the ILMhol April,
and enjoys tlie very ln-st of health,
and looks to be many years younger,
lie built live miles or tlie track of
the K. CSt. Joseph & C. It. rail
road, between Forbes and Nodaway,
in sit7-r8, He went to St. Joseph on
completing this contract, and then
went to Craig, where hu engaged In
farming and brick burning. He built
many of the best buildings of Craig,
namely, the Healon bank, the F. K.
Allen hardware store and the now
Itltle Judy store building. He left
Craig many years ago, and has only
recently returned from Idaho, and U
now making Ids home with hls' ou,
.lame-, some two miles north of Corn
Imr, Just over the line In Atchison

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