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ORSGOK CHAUTAUQUA, August lOtli to te Silt atmk wMml 49TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1913. NUMBER 3. Commencement. Another year has rolled by and an other commencement season, perhaps the occasion of greatest importance to the students of ovir schools and to our people generally, has come and gone. Our entire .community laid aside other duties and pleasures, and together with the friends and admir ers of the graduates did honor to the event. The school year Just closed lias been a most successful one, and the graduating class, of thirteen in the year '13, hasdonesomeof the very best of work, and each and every one attained llattcrlng grades. Simply because the class is compos ed of 13, and that they graduate in year '13, they should not allow them selves to become superstitious, lie cause if they will take one of our silver twenty-live cent pieces in their hand and examine it closely they will Hnd on the eagle side that there aro 13 arrows In the bundle which Is clutched in the left claw, 13 laurel leaves on the branch In the other claw, 13 stars at his head, 13 letters In the Latin Inscription "K I'lurlbus t'mim," 13 letters In thu word "quarter dollar," 13 stripes on the shield, :ud on the front of the sliver piece are 13 stars surrounding the Liberty head, and 13 leaves in Liberty'. crown. This array of 13 is In commemoration of the original thirteen states which comprised the t'nloii now the great est nation on earth. The present president of the Fulled States believes In 13 as his "lucky number," not as a "hoodoo." The year he was noml mated produced "thirteen" by adding the digits l-li-l-'.': that tils name con tains just 13 letters; that he was 13 years a professor at Princeton: that he was elected thirteenth president of the university; that his Is thethlr-ty-lirst presidential term and tlio digits "31" reversed produce "thir teen;" that he Is the twenty-eighth president and the word "twenty eighth" contains Just thirteen letters; that he took olllce in 1013, and that the electoral college met .lanuary 13. As thirteen seems an auspicious augury for President Wilson why might it not prove the same for each Individual of the Oregon High school class of '13. The follow ing is the class roll of the class of '13: Lydia Vloletta Acton Grace llalley I'loyd KIuht (.'oilman llerulce Vl.ona Guthrlu Anne Catherine Kin.lo llculah Hva Klopp Frank Carol burs Krcck Lloyd Trusted McNully William Oakley Morris Hanson Norman Mtirra.v Harris Karls Petree Ituby Nellu I'russman -J-Kinina Sellgiuan Scott '.K ; Beginning with the baccalaureate address on Sunday, lltli Inst., by Klder II. II. Dawson, commencement was In full swing. The program for the entire week was an excellent one. Wednesday evening of last vvcokwas the grammar school program, hut ow ing to the rain and elect ileal storm that came, a postponement till Satur day afternoon was necessitated. The class roll of the eighth grade, who ad vance next year and become Freshmen Is composed of the following: X Leroy Patterson - Kthel Krcck K Guy Hicks t llyron Kccles Kllen L'ennel ' Wlllard Kurt Itowena Pierce F.leanor Kunkel llyron D. Murray t Virginia Netherlands j- Carrie Seeman Alma Slmerly Lester Dickson Pauline It u ley Anna Markt .Tuanlta Patterson v Mortimer Houston lioth classes of the year 11)13, Is composed of a splendid bunch of young men and women, and not a single drone In tlio ranks, and we be lieve they will all raako good, hoping that each and every one have only started, and that the llrst will go to some college, while the latter will stick to the cause until they get their diplomas from the old historic Oregon High School. Friday evening was the class play, "The Girl With the Green Eyes. Jinny, the bride, was so extremely jealous that her associates dubbed her "The Girl With tne Green Kycs." She was the heroine of the play, and the character was sustained by Miss llculah Klopp. .lack Austin, the hero, was personated by Oakley Morris. These leading characters, as well as their support, were admirably sup ported, and not a single character proved a bore or a drag and each par ticipant exhibited a high grade of dramatic talent. Saturday evening came the gradua tion program at the M. K. church, and the utmost seating capacity was needed to accomodato the host of friends, who both contributed to and shared In the pleasure of the event. The rostrum and chancel were beauti fully decorated with the class colors, pink and gray; Iris, potted plants and evergreen, harmoniously blended, a most pleasing effect. Maupln's St. .loscph orchestra fur nished a program of their bewitching music, and the exercises were opened by an earnest Invocation by liev. T. A. Clagett. of the Presbyterian church. Harris Karls Petree delivered the class address and the young man ac quitted himself splendidly. There was much feeling shown In liN deliv ery, and he touched the heart strings of not only his class-mates, but that of the large audience. Hanson Norman Murray gai a reading, "Napoleon." In a most ac ceptable manner. Ills poKc was ex cellent; his voice In excellent condi tion, and his emphasis and articula tion, fatitlcss. The brilliant feature of the gradua tion exercise was I lie able lecture, "Play nail," by Dr. Henry Clark, or Galcsburg, Illinois. His lecture was replete with humor, and yet under neat h It all was a broad concept Inn of life. He began by describing a ball game of a major league. He spoke of the errors of players, or the continu ous practice for success. Not genius, but working away makes success. He spoke of Interdependence. No man can play the whole game of life. Learn to play with the rest of the team. Prof. Powell then delivered the di plomas to the graduates, followed by an earnest speech, with much feeling to his class of '13, and thanked the people, the school board and teachers for tludr hearty, sincere co-operation. Harris II. Petree, son of Mr. and Frank Peine, attained the highest grades In the class for the four years, and Hanson Murray, sou of Mr. and Mrs, .loo II. Murray, made the next highest grade. Prof. Powell and his corps of aids, from the highest to the lowest grades, have given us a most successful school year, and Tin: Si:ntini:i. con gratulates him, and each and every teacher for tlio splendid workdouohy them during t lie school year of I0I2-I3. Musicale. Mrs. Murphy's School of Music gave their annual recital at the M. K. church, Thursday night last. Thu platform was prettily decorated with potted plants anil large bunches of snowballs. An audience of lelatives and friends II I led the church. At the appointed hour the students marched in to DeG rail's Processional, played by Mrs. Murphy, and after an Invocation, the progiam opened with a chorus, llammerei's Greeting Song. Thuugh piano students only, they gave three choruses', which were very null sung Indeed: one. "The Village Minstrels," Introducing old familiar songs played on combs. There were thirty-seven students, Ihlrly-twoglrls and live boys, and the limit of our space does not allow the Individual mention each one deserves. They all performed their parts well and showed marked progress, splendid training and hard study, reflecting great credit, on their teacher, Mrs. Murphy. All the piano solos had been memorized and were played without music, a special featuru this year. The duets, trios and sextettes were well rendered and all the per formers kept excellent lime. It is rather a dllllcult performance when there are twelve hands on the piano at once, for all of them to keen the time correctly, but each one did ex ceedingly well in this respect, no one faltering even when a page of the music was turned wrong for a mo ment. All the music was from the class ical, such as Verdi, Heller, Itubcn stein, Hossinl, etc., and shows the class of music taught these young people and the rapid progress which they aro making. We should llko to commend each one personally, but can only say that they all did well. Through tlio kindness of Mr. Hun ker, one of the tine pianos from Ids new music department, was used. Probate Court Matters. .lodge Porter, of our probate court, held a very busy term last week, and disposed of many cases. Geo. II. Otitis, who has charge of the Amanda Glllls estate, was cm powed to sell her Interest In the Mound City Laud and Stock company. Frank Petree, hi charge of the Al fred Gentry estate, made his llnal set tlement, showlnga balance of tiw.i.40, was approved and the balance was or dered distributed among the six lega tees. G. W. Cummins, as guardian of George and Alice Anderson, made his 1 tli annual settlement; balance,"!, 737.23. Public Administrator Cummins made Ids llnal settlement in the G. W. Pullen estate; a balance of M,127. lo was shown, which was ordered dis tributed. As guardian of Mary A. llrown,an Incompetent, his second settlement showed a balance of $1 13. tm. His llnal settlement In the Myr tle lllevlns estate, a balance of 31o.tn was shown. Ills Una) settlement in the Kerry Slsk estate showed a bal ance in his huuds of MT..T.I, which was ordeicd apportioned on ."itli-class de mands, lie closed up the alia Irs of the Geo. P. Leach estate, showing a balance of M2U.71, which was ordered apportioned onSth-clas demands. Ho aiso closed the affairs as guaidlan of Lester Painter, by making his llnal settlement: balance, fSSI.07. On second annual sett lenient being II led In the Florluda Propes estate, a balance of MIS was shown to be due Hie estate. Frank Itlaer, guardian of 1). C. Ilrlggs, made his fourth settlement, showing a balance of I1s.',h, which was appropriated for support of wlf and children and the estate was dis continued, and guardian discharged. The 14th annual settlement of ilos cue K. liohluson, a minor, showed a balance of tl, 112.W. The llrst settlement In the Klllott Davis estate showed a balance of $!i23. fiS. Minnie Moore. In charge of the KatcG. Holly, estate, made her llnal sett lenient , show lug a balance of Mill. .'HI, which was ordered distributed, a. A balance of ro.47 was shown by the tlnal settlement In the Nellie llrlckley estate, a minor. There lclng no balance found to the credit of the Leroy Williams es tate on llnal settlement, the adminis trator, Win. McKce, was discharged. Mrs. Flora Illude, widow of the late Thomas S. Iliude, Hied renuncia tion of will, and widow and heirs llleil their stipulations as to disposition of the estate: the widow accepting Mn, iiiki In money or its equivalent, The executors were authorized to sell the stock In the C It Iens' bank, held by the deceased. Demands against the testate to the amount of il,H7.l2wcro I allowed. ! The curator, George I!. Murray, 'made his llrst settlement indices Mate of the Morton heirs, and showed a balaucu of 1,0UI.!mi, to the credit ol , the heirs. t On llrst settlement Hied in the I Margaret Houston estate, thu admin istrator In charge, Charles Houston, I showed a balance of $3,S74.7U. Thu j sum of Moo was set aside for a menu i meiit. j The administrator ofthe llrockuiau estate made his llrst settlement; bal ancu 7n. I On llnal settlement in the Maria Mclntyre estate, a balance of $182.21 1 was shown to bo due the estate, which was ordered distributed. The sixth annual settlement In the Krnesl and Karl Williams estatu was i Hied and thu sum of $1,0111.10 was I shown to be due In each estate. .lohn Taylor, In charge of the .1. W. Fancher estate, made his llnal set tlement, and there being no funds, the administrator was discharged. There being no balance on hand In the C. O. Proud estate, tlio executrix, Mrs. Ilebecca Proud, was discharged. II. C. Ilenton, guardian of theSteg mater heirs, made his third settle ment; balance 2,41111.117. Martha Wilson, guardian of Marlon Wilson, an Incompetent, madu her sixth annual settlement; balance, $7, 801.31). On tlnal settlement, there was no balance found to tlio credit of tlio Charles Ilutrlck estate, and the exec utrix was discharged. The sum of $080.0.1 was found to be due the heirs of Susan Xachman, on tlnal settlement, and the same was ordered distributed among the heirs. The administrator In charge of the John uallllier estate made his tinal settlement, and tlio balance of $1,110. tm on hand was ordered distributed. A balance of $1,004.80 was found to be on hand on final settlement of the .lohn .1. Adams estate, which was or dered distributed to the heirs. Virginia and I toy Patterson, mi nors, have 2,oS7.11 to their credit, as per second settlement Hied by Wil liam Patterson, guardian. W. II. Illchards, as administrator In die Kd Keweu estate, closed up the estate: a balance of Mut.lW was shown to be on hand. The 7th annual settlement of Cath erine Flklnhuus was tiled, show ing a balance of 2,1.V..Vi. A llnal settlement was'mude in thu Helen Wyman estate: balance, $1,301. 12. A second settlement was made In the .lohn Lewis estate, show lug a bal ance Of $IHlll.SI. The administrator In charge of the Annie K. Spurrier estate made llrst settlement: balance 7IS.S'i. He was ordered to pay joso on Sth-class de mand of II. C. Smith. The administrator of the .1. L. Johnston estate was discharged, thu llnal settlement showing no funds. The 7lh annual settlement of the l.'obert Patterson estate showed a balance of $181, and administration was continued pending the sale of real estate. The second settlement In the .lack (roves estate showed a balance of $1, U32.su. Thu Enumeration. The school enumeration for the eight special school districts of the county, have been completed and are now on lllu with County Clerk Xeller. The various other districts have been sent In, but have not yet been com piled, and wo are at this time only able to give the enumeration for the special districts. Oregon Is the only district showing a loss, while Craig, Fortesctie, Maitland, Forest City and lllgelow show a gain. The following Is thu enumeration of these districts in detail: lllgelow . Males, St: females, 48: total, 102. In 1!H2, this district had ui, a gain of II. II. S. Hunt lias the largest number of school chlldren-U. Corning Males, no: females, SO; colored males, 1; females, 1; total, 118. No loss or gain. L. K. llcckor and S. I. Schult. each have six children of school age. Cralg-Males, KM; females, HH;total 211. In 1UI2 the district had 207-a gain of seven. Mrs. Ll..le Naiimau has the largest family of school chil dren, eight; .1. II. Itundlu the second largest, six. Forest ( Mty Males, 1 12: females, 03; total 2US. In 1012 the district had lM) galn.'JS. Mrs. Sumner Meyer, liobert llcnitrh Frank linker and P.. L. Ilrodbeck have each six children enu merated. Maitland Males, 132; females, 121; total, 2SU. In IUI2 the dlstilcl had 2.10, a gain or 20, A. D. Hook has six children of school age, and Mr. Corn walland Fleming Park, each have live. Mound (Mty hasS2 children enum erated. These llgures are thu sameas those of llil',', showing neither a loss or gain. C. H. King lias thu largest family of school children, 7; S. Gllle land, 'P. L. Tlhbetlsaud .!. L. Drown ing, each have llo. They have 2! mi girls and 2.W hoys. Oregon -Males, lit; females, ;i2; colored males, II: coloied females, 13; total, 30S. In IU12 the district had 327. This Is a loss of 22 as compared with 1U13. Our school rooms seem to have lieen more crowded than they have been for thu past several years, yet our enumeration shuwsa material lossmighty queer to us. John Steward and .lames Colhoureach have six children. Fortescue Males, '58: females, SI: total, 112. In 1!H2 the district bad 02 a gain this year of even 2u. Hiram Kissel and Thomas Houston each have six children. For every child lost hi theeniimera Hon It means a loss of 11.40 to thu district. Thus Maitland taking the 1012 apportionment of school moneys as a basis will, by reason of Increase In the enumeration, addtlH.tu to her school fund, while Oregon will be the loser to the extent of $00.80. It thus behooves the district clerks to get down to "brass tacks," and Hnd every child of school age in the district. A Big Bunch. Prof. Coburn, who was formerly at the head of the Oregon High school, but for several years past, has been superintendent of the Chlllicothe school, has a bunch of 01 graduates this year, and If he Isn't crazy aftor the graduating exercises down there It will 1)0 a miracle, but he is so big physically and mentally that his friends up tills way verily bellevethat ho will stand the strain all right. The graduation exercises will be held this Thursday evening. There are only sis cities In Missouri that will have a larger graduating class tills year than Chlllicothe. Prof. Coburn Is oneof Missouri's greatest educators, and his many friends up In old Holt send him their sincere congratulations. Death of J. M. Ford., .. .lacob M. Ford, one of St. Joseph's conspicuous citizens, died at bis home in St. Joseph, Saturday last, May 17, after an lllnesss of several weeks. Mr. Ford was 77 years old, having located at Forest City In 18SS, where as a blacksmith, he began to hew out his great fortune. There came with him to Forest City that year, M. T. Collins, William Purges and G. W. 1 1 III. Mr. Uurgess and Hltl are now dead. The year previous Ksqulre George Welier, Dr. J. M. Wilson and Capt. W. S. Cannon arrived at Forest Clty-they are yet living. W. II. 2SR. .IACOII M. FOltD (Harney) Williams followed Mr. Ford In isv.i: he Is still living. Tootle & Farlelgh, of St. Joseph; .ook St Pat terson and Nave & Turner laid out the town of Forest City In lsS7. and Mr. Ford thus became Idehtllleil with the very earliest history of Forest City. Ity strict attention to business, learning to say "yes" at the right time, and "no" w lien necessary, he madu money. He laid aside the an vil and hammer, and entered Hie mer cantile business with John S. llrlt tain and Ilichard Turner: then Ford & Lease In fact, hu became so inti mately ludcntlllud with the commer cial Interests of Fosest City that lie almost became Forest City. Most all of his commercial associates of the earlier day became prominent In the mercantile and banking businesses of St. Joseph. Mr. Ford also became in terested hi the mercantile business of Craig, under the linn name of llllle Ford. In the late 7u's hu was Inter ested in Mound City commercial af fairs, the linn being known as Ham slier, Weber .V Co., Mr. Ilanisher be ing now ol the Mound City Hank. The business was conducted In what was then known as the old Thorpe building. In iss'.i Mr. Kor.i disposed of the greater part of Ids business Inteiests in Holt county anil removed toSl. Jo seph. In all his atlalrs he proved a shrewd business man ami an able Huancler, and soon held a prominent place In the ranks of the early repre sentative business men who helped to make St, Joseph what it Is today. On his removal to St. Joseph he be came one of thu incorporators of thu Saxtou National bank. This Institu tion later merged with the Schuster llax bank and became the First Nation al bank. Ford became its llrst presi dent, which olllce he held until Hni7, when he leslgned. At that time, however, lie was chosen chairman of Its hoard of directors. When the First National and Merchants' hanks consolidated recently, he was re-elect ed to the same position and was also madu vice-president. He was also president of the Ford Invest menl. company, which handles thu Ford properties, ami vice-president of the llatlreal Shoo company, In which hu held much stock. Ford was married In 182 to Miss Annie Lltsey, of Harrlshurg, Ivy. Three children were horn lo them. Fra.er Ford and Mrs. Mary 1 1 road head, of Columbia, Mo., survive, in addition to the widow. Lltsey Ford, the other sou, met a tragic death two years ago when his revolver was dis charged while he was lying in bed, and his father, It is believed, bad never fully recovered from thu shock. Mr. Ford was one of the wealthiest and most substantial citizens of St Joseph. He held stock In a number of the larger commercial enterprises and was a member of the board of dl rectors of several of them. Hu was widely known In banking and bust ness circles throughout the West. Mr. Ford was an olllcerof the Fran els Street Methodist Church and hu hod a prominent part In the erection of the splendid church building at Twelfth and Francis streets occupied V by that congregation. Mr. Ford's success In life, starting from an humble occupation, makes a lesson worthy of the closest study by the young man of today and shows what application to business, economy and frugality will accomplish. The funeral was held Sunday after noon last. May 18, from the family residence, the body being placed In thu family vault at Mount Moraccme tery. The honorary pall hearers were J. S. Ilrlltaln, It. L. McDonald, .1. M. Fra.er, T. W. Kvans, S. S. Allen, T. F. Van Natta, and P. F. Slade. Active pall bearers were L. M. Smith, C. A. llaltreal, It. S. Ilrlttaln, It. T. Forbes, C. S. Dickey, K. A. King, L. C. Hurries, and I). L. Hart lett, Jr., all of whom are active rep resentative business men of St. Jo seph. Royally Entertained. Tins State F.ncampment of the Grand Army of thu itepuhllc, which was held In St. Joseph, last, week, was one of the largest that has been held In tlio past llfteen years. The old veterans realizing the rapid thin ning of thu ranks, availed themselves of the opportunity, realizing that it was to be held hi the most hospitable city hi the state, came from all over the state, and greeted each other, and perhaps for the last time. Many comrades met for the llrst time since they had been mustered out, and many marched for the last time lo thu stirring music of the life and drum. We have attended many such meet ings, and while the receptions have ever been generous and cordial, we believe the St. Joseph reception ex celled uny of the kind that lias taken place In thu past twenty years. Kvery featuru looking to the care and entertainment of the guests were carefully considered, and admirably perfectly carried out . There was not a feature looking to their comfort overlooked, while the program of en tertainments were of that high-class, that has ever characterized t lie city ,of SI. Joseph. The camp-llru pro gram at the Ljcciiiii theatre, Wed nesday evening, has never been equalled at any State Kiicauipment hi the history of the organization every number thrilled the old veter ans, ami the large audience that lllled the theatre. Kvery detail of the Kiicainpineiit was thoroughly winked out by the varlousfoimnlttccs of Custer Post, and to this splendid organization aro the visiting comrades Indebted for their splendid, cordial and fraternal greetings, that made their visit to "Old St. Joseph." one continuous round of pleasure, and the memory of their St. Joseph meeting will lin ger with ilieni until tap are sounded. Meyer Post, uf this city, though not so st rung hi number, attended in a body, and had without doubt, thu largest per cent of membership In at tendance, 'i'lic Post went hia body, and weie received by a committee from Custer Post, and escorted to headquarters. Commander II, F. Mor gan was chosen as an alternate dele gate to the National Fiicampmeiit. The next Kucampiuent will beheld at Scdalla. Doubled on Him. John McDowell, living near Gra ham, hasiwcii paying for a few years taxes hi Nodaway and Holt counties on the same piece of laud, containing live and a half acres. County Treas urer Tilson and thu members of the county court received word about this matter from Mr. McDowell, who wants his assessment taken olf uf the tax books of Nodaway. Mr. McDowell In writing about It, ays that when he purchased thu land, thu live and one-half acres, ac cording to the original survey, was In Nodaway county. Hu paid his taxes to Nodaway county In llioi os-Oti-07, but In tuns, a suit was Insti tuted against him in Holt county for taxes for those jears on the live and a half acres. Holt won hi that suit, so hu paid his taxes for those years to that county. Since the time of tint suit, hu has been paying his taxes to Holt. Now Mr. McDowell wants to know whether he will have to pay taxes to this county. He says that It don't seem right to pay taxes to two counties on thu same piece of land. The county court wilt Investi gate the matter. The change In the land from Noda way to Holt county was made by the change of the Nodaway river, which Is the Hue between the two counties. Nodaway Democrat-Forum, May IS.