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mtmk 49TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. JANUARY 23, HH4. NUMBER J38. December Tax Collections. The payment of state, county and school taxes Is always much larger during the month of December than any other month during the tax col lectins year In tact, fully WJ percent of the entire revenue Is Generally col lectcd during the last month of the year, a the law now stand, the Mate and county Is upending Its money long before It Is collected, and warrants are Issued anil drawing In I crest mi the warrants. because the tat payer holds olf until the eleventh hour of the lal mouth, and this Is why your watftnt Is stamped by the treasurer. "Nut pud for want of funds." and thus the revenue collect- ed by uiir p'lil county collector, Howard Tearc. (luring the un'tith of December, lulll. will go to pay tlie bills of the I'ounty contracted in the early part of the year The assfjrtmcnt now alKut com pleted, which was nude beginning In lime, t'il.1. for the It'll taxes, are not compelled to lw paid uml I tin I'e ci'inlirr folloultig the ;isumeiit eighteen months aflur the making of be assessment. In Mr. Tesro's report, which was vr.unplty tllisl with the Count) Court, it I's .lauuary term, l will be m-cii I li.il bt.tut.il Collect bum for Decern. hiT was l.'n.n-.M. which Is appro, I ma'' i " per cent of the rut lie rev,, inn' Ills total collect l ! for Ik i'imii'h r. P'l.i, were: Male tl.ii $ County 22.11(1 3.1 ltod :.".ll ?s Special l.'otind and Hrldge . lu.tci "I Schools I ... (ill Sipnw Creek .imk) ihi Mill Creek .Vhm m lllg Tarklu ii..'iOii ihi I.lttle Tarklu 2,oi ml Nodaway, No. I :!.ihi ihi Nodaway, No. 2 .V0 mi City L'l'.i'.'u Collateral Inheritance tax.. fit mi Total M.10,021 30 Mr. TeareV liecember collections are three times larger than the entire revenue collected during the year IR75, by Win. G. Mclntyre, who was then county collector. The December collections for the past several years bate been. IDOil Tt.ii.'.-. ,10(17 s-oos I WW bil.lc.Kt l'.M'.i IIH.HV) mill II7..MIS l!ll :?i.s;, IM2 1 17.1:'.! itu:t i.i'.i.oji It reiilres more than nnlluiry ahll- .lw It, li'ttnlli. .hlnlllil ,.t l...l. ni III Mich a short time, ami Mr. j Tea if lias I'crtalnly tilted the bill In this legard. lie has been aIlel by Itnii Marlln, who made good as an ' assistant. Glnd to Meet Him. Wo certainly enjoyed asboittalk with I'ncle John (J. Tibnmer. last week, who vvason his return homo from a visit with his daughter, Mrs. Kit II. Sinclair, of Monrovia, Kansas, He was with Mr. and Mrs. Hen I'rais water In their auto, and I'ncle John remarked: "ljulte dilTerent from the vehicles I rodo In when 1 came to this country forty years go," Kor many years he. farmed In this county, In Hickory township, but. for several years lias lived a retired life at Mound City. lie Is now in bis 74th year, and Is enjoying the best of health. He Is a native of New Jersey, being born In .February, l&IU, near llacketthtown. Ife was deprived of a father when live years of age, and was the baby of a family of seven children, and all had to work out as soon as they were old enough and large enough to earn any thing. Ills first earnings brought hi in 1 for a month's service, and Ills first Investment from bis own earn ings was fli.'Jo for a pair of boots, a friend letting him bare t lie odd 'Jo cents. He went to the village school In the winter, and did odd Jobs dur ing the vacation period, finally secur ing a Job on the Lehigh canal in Pennsylvania, and the New Jersey Morris canal as a blacksmith helper. In 1831 he was stricken with the gold fever, going by water, by the Nlcaraugua route, to California. Ar riving at I'ort Hope, he and party . bought a canoe, .provided themselves with six months' provisions, and went up the river to the canyons, the head of canoe navigation, but by this time all of the crew, save himself and an old. sailor, had been drowned. With all tlvese trials and trlbula Hons, Uncle John Hnally, reached the gold i fields of .California, and thence to' British- ColiHobla . .Vancouver, Victoria, Puget'Sound.to tr)e'Mouth of Prazer river, thence to Ju head of :nttTUatlon In June,-,l59,.le.concJn(led to reette turn for a lslt with the dear ones In "Jersey," and on arrival at Sanl'ran Cisco, decided to return by the l'ana ma route, and In due time was again with the lou'd ones at home, lie came to the conclusion that there were too many rock In proportion to the mII In bis native Hate to suit him for farming, so be looked west ward, and went to Michigan, but here be did not like the looks of things, for farming, so be then took a (urn and went In Mount Vcrmm. Ohio, where be was married In lVi to Mary K. Merrlti. who was Uitn and raised In Kuu county . iblo. In Im'ki be and wife cuiiv In liar- rlsoii county. Missouri, licit lug near llelhany. and here be served In tin State Mbltla. Alter llng uiustcud .... I... .. nl, ...I u II..... .. ,1... . ., , ay master, who nvver came, then went nwr to Illinois to "try bis for tunc." Not liking It there, be ro limits! in Harrison comity, bui found thtl his little farm of I" acres had lieeii sold for a little mortgage, but be hustled and got it luck, mid In time succeeded in adding an adill tlntial 40. However, hardships and trial came thick ami fasl he was litre year fencing made white "ak mils ami hauled them wtvrrt miles. Had cr.p years caiiie Hrst inn wet: then tt dry: bl cows dii'ii, t),...ri fever Invaded bis fitmllv. whl.-h tiHik from hi hi ami wife two tiieli (taughii-r !!. mragtd atel brnketi- hearted tlie couple cam.' Holt enmity In I '., Iirlnging wiUithem their two children. Mary and ora. lo cating In Hickory tnwtisblp on sih tin I", wliere be never welijlii i an eher. for more than forty ve.trs. K''Msloti.il!y inlillng a I', and with linbert brrb. imvv ilii',..ieil. again v Sited ".lersey:" locking at the graves of his p.irciiK hrolber and eariy-il.iy friends. He also enjoyed a visit with Ids old California ami I'ra er tlver companion. Ten years ago he and wife took an extended trip east, and be it said, I'ncle John al ways likes In have his wife with him on his trips, who, until a few yens ago, when Iter health failed her, ever enjoyed these trips with her compan ion. There are six surviving children In the family: Mrs. Hen I'ralswatjer, Mrs. Wm. A. Meyer, John W lloberl C. and lioy.of Holt county, and Mrs. Mil II. Sinclair, of Monrovia, Kansas, In politics I'ncle John hasalways been a llepubllcan, ami while not a member ( any rellglousnrgaubatlou. be is a tlrm believer In the llisik ol all IIihiUs, and ass,H'i.iles will, all ill n imlu.it Ions. l"lrurlian R'y Diioctors lilecled. -' 'be inmul e'ectli'ii i.r lr. ct.'ts h) the tifkh'ldcrH of The Oiegnii Interuibin Hallway Compiuy. held at Oregon. Mo.. January I:', the fob lowing were clei'leib II. I'. Morgan, , . .... . .." ii i. .Mu'iro. n. a, .'s. inrr. .I'leoi, llucl.er. .1. C. Whinner, II. C. C.mk. i:. O. I'lillllps, c I . Xook ami I.. W. Cummins A i the meeilng of the new board of directors, held on Jail nary 17, II. I'. Morgan was elected president and I.. I. Moure, secretary, treasurer and general manager. .1. C. Whinner was chosen as vice-presl- (lent. W. II. Illcliards was letalned as attorney for the road, Gets Two New Daughters. Jessie Hicks' family has lately been augmented by the addition of two daughtcrs'ln-law, Ills son Lester, who used to farm for Kd. (ilbson, was married at tJraut City, Mo., to Miss Minnie Ward, of that city, on Janu ary ID, On Wednesday, January 14, 1.utber lllcks was married to Miss Myrtle K. Ilaker, at Keokuk, Iowa. He wasfor a long lime In the employ of Krye & Sons as the tlrm baker, and Is now with a bakery lirm at Keokuk, Iowa. We don't know the girls, but the two boys are industrious young men of good habits, and we wish the young couples a long, happy life. Enjoyed His Visit. We were truly pleased to receive a call from Walter S. Clark, of Chicago, 111., wno stopped over neru for a brief visit with C. I), .00k and fami ly, on his return home from Omaha, whsre ho had been In attendance at the marriage of a sou. Mr. Clark Is close to many of our people, by reason of his marriage to a greatly beloved Oregon girl, who was formerly It lance Howell-Smith, lie brings us the good news that she Is not only happy, but In the best of health; he also tells us that her son Don. is In good health and Is one of the best of salesmen for the "Hub," one of Chi cago's greatest ciottiing stores. T. Hi Klllam hu'returned from b. visit; with hie family In Albany; this TIIKV CKOSSKI) TIIK fllVKIt. The Sentinel's Record of Deaths In Holt County During the Year 1913. I Hiring the year I PI. 'I there wire 11.1 deaths In Holt county, lol ti'- in num ber than births. The largest number of deaths occurred in l''i with a to tal of Iim, and the mill lest ivctiriid In lisi;, lid only . and at no time slmv sn hi, tin. diMiii rate exceed ed the blilbs. There were 2"i I'ersulisdhd wbnbad reached llielr three fere mid ten. and 1 1 pissed ti,i soyi.tr m.iik. but did nut reach tl.elr !nh year. of the total deal h .; were male at'd o, vmr female, am the averago f . , ., . ag iif males t4 ,'i.' year ami 4 months: of the fvmaio. '! years and months. a a general rule ibe rsi tnrce melitl.sr,. the in.! f H; a, Imt the rule was broken in p.i.t, more death occurred during July. Antrim! ami Seplemtnr and the r,.r veurred llutlllg the last three months or tin year. The most fui m. tiiii u July. 17. uml the- km-kihI. August, t.1. During lit- teu u'.ir period. uo. I"l I. there have In in I "J l.lrlhs and llil!! death.. The Itrsi death v,r:iiighilliiillie year n. ti e i-vear-old child of Win. Mowry. ami the last, that of Timothy I'roud. Dec. I'.l. at Ihcaue of yiar. Tlieolilesi M-rsoli to die was Mrs. Marlln II irliccker, May at the age of .i years. A baby was burn In the county every to le iiis ami n , ai, ev ery 7u hours, and a marrlaiie took place i very ''2 boms. During the ten-year period then have In en ::i pairs ol twins lorn, and every year during that decade a pair of twins came to some home, the greatest number was 7 in ia. tear I!n7. Dining this ten-year period -l'. 1.1, there have been I'.' suicides in Ibe county, and (luring four years of that decade. lv"l. Il, I'd'J.and I'.H.I, there were 110 suicides recotded. Tliegrcat- est number, three, occurred In luoo. The death rate er Iihsi of popula tion (luting IUi:i was s; as it was also In tniu and Itif.', and n per l'on In Hill. Those who died dining the year having reached or passed their thiee score and ten wefe: Age. Mien. Mis. I'leree. June 7 7n lllaer. Mr. ilium, net. J I 77 ll.111u1.Mrs. xiaitln. Aug. In 7; llnrltig, braIll. 1. .Inly .hi, veteran 7. Ilettraiii. Mrs. Lena, April J I 7 llelinell. M. .1.. Meh 7.' flat I.. Mrs. Allien, o.-t .H Couun. Mrs .Ino. (i ..l.iii. I.' s, Callow, James, Dec 7"1 Dunkelbt-iger. Mrs. .loieiulali, July I- 71 Dreber. Mrs. l-'rederlek, l-h. I Durham. Presley, 1 1 by. I;' . . . '. Decker. Mrs, Allien. Dec. : ' field. Win., Sept. I 7 llarihiian, Mrs. W. II., Nov. 7 ... H lliillstutter, David I... Aug. hV llensley. IIoIktI, veteran, June II 7J llornecker, Mrs. Martin, May ft ....: Hornecker, Mrs, Ullahuth. Apr. i'J-l Ibslgln, .las. N IVb. il 7li Harris, lleiiben II., Jan. L'l, C. S. A.7.i Mmpp, .Ino. (., veteran, feb. 11'.. s.l I.lbby, freeman, Jan. Ill ss Mitchell, Mrs. A. Il Juno HI -7 Martin, Mrs. Kllabeth, Apr. 1.1. ...sj Mohler, Mrs. John, Nov, js 77 Noland, J. Simpson, May s 711 Ogden, John, veteran, Apr. (i 70 l'ullen, Mrs. (5. W.,Sept. 1.1 7J Purdum, Aaron, veteran, Jan, ;il . . 7S Proud, Timothy, Dec. '.'.1 77 Qulnby, Wm. W., Dec. "J ss lllchardson, .Ino. A,, Sept. 2U Slpes, Mrs. Jno. S., Nov. 2 Stokes, Jno. W., veteran, Sept. 17 Stockvvell, llarbara, Sept. 1 Smlrl, P. L., veteran, Feb. 14 .... Slroup, Peter S Jan. 20 7.1 Schulu, Mrs. Matilda, Juno 12 s.' There were several deaths during the year that were out of the' ordi nary run of disease, and were especial ly sad to relatives and friends, four being killed by the railroad In the county: Ilaker, Corbon, of Kansas City, by the cars near Forbes, Xov, 1.1 Carraway, Mollis, was drowned In the Missouri river, southwest of Craig, October Mi body recovered at Hlch tnond, Mo., Oct. 2(1. Cain, Thomas K., killed by the cars In St. Joseph, April 10. Drake, Hert, by live wire at St. Jo septt power house, May 1. ueuenuaugu, uuanes, killed by a live wire In St. Joseph, May 'M, Eckel, Reynolds, run over by en gine south of, Corning, June 23; leg amputated, in St. Joseph, and.dled; 0 Orove, E. K.; fell-down sUlrway In SI. Joseph, .Inly in, and was killed. Ileustnrf, Kilmimd. killed In an auto accident at Corning. Aug. IT.'. I.acock, .Ino.. killed by loaded wag on passing over body, at Dldsberry, Canada, Apr. I. Markt, Mrs. Jacob, Oregon, burned t" death, May 11. near Oregon. Hedlleld. Charles, of Craig, killed by I' '1 cars In M. Joseph. Sept. -7. Higgle. Homer, killed making an arrest In Kansas Cliy. Mo.. IVb. s iillli. Philip, killed building aso. h' Hurlington Junction. Sept. 17. s'rli'kl.ilMl. Henry, kllltsl by the 1 a' l orlios, August i. ' rick, and. Mis. u.her. fothes t. i'shlp. Imrnnl to deal I,, Jan. 'I alley. J. ('.. of M . .Iepb. frelubt 1 1,, man. killed by cars. .1.1 11 I, Ihj. In'tii furhesand Nislaway Tin- record of itraihs of those vho f iud In the I rilon ami ( onflerate iiitess during the civil war. and were r i lent of the county at the time (! 'k'ath were, H rlng. lira.llla. f iihii: an .: Harris, tteuben. ( S. A :ae c. Ill us!,). KoVri. fnloii: Mo. . : age 7.' I.lnipp. it, . I i,, n: In Ka Inf; .1 e ! Mc'akr. Jas , 1. ,, 1 '.'ileii. Jiiii., I hi. 'ii: ace To. I urdiiiii. Aar.'it. Colon: hi.' D.' ; agii7. Sinlrl, I'. I. , I'nloni Mo. Ills I S.t Kt..ke. .In... V l'nlont Ills. Inf.. (. 77. The mum hly roll of marriage. Irlh. and deal In for the year IHI.: Marriages. Illrtlis. Death.. iimary lit It a '.'1) Ik II I ebiiiary Match April May June July 17 HI August L't September 1L' oclolsr II November 7 December I.". II 12 in Total his :'it 1 1.1 Tiik Sptinki.'s roll of dead Holt county, for the year lui.l U follmvs: Arnold, (.'has., Nov, 17, age on, ' peka, Kas. Armstrong, Thos., July .V age Auburn, Neb. Allen. .Mr. Pierce. June 7. age 7n. Aden, IMiv.iid, June 21. ago (i2, Aseiiilorf. Hertha, Apr. In. I'.ittei son, 1 ik, Aesilale. A .1.. Apr. II. age 7s. Ilnr lltigloii, li.wa. Andes, Jacob. Mch. 2.1. age ol. Alllsiui. Mr, ('has f.. Jan. In. age 1.1, llrown. Mis Jesse I, . Dee. II. age 11. at Kansas ( 11 y. ii on) limed mi page 1 Do You Want THE SENTINEL and St. Joseph Daily Gazette. 2 (( (without Sunday) for pOVLF THE SENTINEL and St. Joseph Daily and dji rA Sunday Gazette, for If you do, send or come in and ORDER AT ONCE We are enabled to accept subscrip tions at these Great Bargain Prices until January 31, as the time has been extended to this date. Come in or send in your order at once. THE SENTINEL, Oregon, Mo. Worllt Knowing. Delegates to form a constitution were chosen at an election held in May Is.M, In anticipation of the slate It'lng admitted to the union: thn Mate was admitted the year follow ing, August lit, isj. The Hrst constitutional convention assembled and held its session In the city hotel comer, .1.1 and Vine streets In SI. l.ouls. June IM. l;'o. and was composed of II delegates from the then ).' counties. David llaitoti pre sided: he. with Tlioin.is II lleiitoti, were Missouri's Hist C. s enators. on June 'Jit, l:i. the llr-l const . tilth lial convent Ion of Ibe ';if Con- Vei In M , lnils. Il ). sillied July Is-jo, and with soioo s.iul,i stnrndiiirtits retnalliid In force until l':-V when on April In. ! that year adopted a new cmtlttiti.nt kpM,wn a the Drake Constitution. Thr prcM-ni Is;:, enlist 11 in ion was adop ted August 2. IS7V On August ?. im enrred the rlmt elect Ion for state oilleers ,lrl amler McSalr was tie, led tiovern r, and Win II. Asliley. Lieutenant. Uomiior: Thomas II. Hentoti and David barton, l ulled state -na-tflr: Itvttti n served untl! IM. .1 ,.!!, tcott. eoiigtessinan: he servvd fr.uu 121 27. Supreme Court Judges. Ma-, I hut Mclllrk. John D Ck John lllc Jotipst sUvrvtaryorsiat,. .1, hua llariotit Treasurer. Peter Dldiei:' Mluie Auditor, William Cloisty: At- oriiey-lielieral. IMwur.l Hales. The llrl flirt ton ,e .1 in Holt county vv in August . s-. rhe Hrst supremo Judges of tie Ten It or) of Missouri Were Henry Validerburh and John tiililm. I .'.. I lie llrsi c, nsili in ion if Mi.soiiil adoptfd In s2ti, illii.il:ieil "any priest, hi.hop, I'lergym.iii or teacher of any religious persuasieu. demon stiation 01 society or MVl.lrom mem bership In the general as.embly of the state, or be appolutiil to any cilice." In Trouble Aain. Sheriff (iclvln was In Si. Joseph, frldayof last week, and n.et Cliarley l.ovve.whom ho arrested en thecliargu of having forged checks on John C. 1 lllnkle, of lllgelow, and be was . brought tn this city and lodged " In ,,. I Jail. During January IMI2, l.owe was ar .. 1 rested on Ibe same diffuse, and at ""I the April l'.i2, term, lie plead guilly. ' and was given lite years lu the peni tentiary, hul Judge i:ill 11 granted him a parole. ' During I in iIkt I'dl and .lauu ary P.II2. Lowe. I. w.i ,-bargeil, forged clocks fo whli'n were at tached the name "f -Mill 1 lllnkle. 'Hlgi'low. mil' W. Crau. "f I ottes. cue: .las. P. D.iwk iIi 1 iyde McKee. of lllgelow, and .1. II I'.irin. of Moiinil 1 ity fich of Hie alsve men- llnlleil gave Hone Id.- innliei on ebecks U-ailng the nan.' ol Ji'l.n c i .U1U ,t'IW l lllnkle as maker of the clicck, and Chas. Lowe, as payee. In each case Low e endorsed the check with hi name (in the back. In each check the Hrst name of Mr. lllnkle was mis spelled, being wrltted "Jbon," hut. this was not noticed until the check came back through the clearing house at SI, Joseph, labeled, "for gery. " Lowe's parole cord limed until the October pi. 1 lerm, when .ludgu Huriies releasi.sl him fruin his parole, and now within a month after ro leie. be Is again charged with com milling the same olTetise on the mu piny, and within two months Is again behind U;s liar. The artest of I. me on I rtday last, vva on luformatloti nifd ,y Protect, ting Attorn) Tiiitiels IK' Is dialed sf tlli forging the name of John ('. lllnkle, fur why in hv had lsen work lug at times during hi, mroin. i tin (Iltlercm checks, each Imiu m,ia payable to himself, tin October J7, he was released from hi parole, and oil Novemlier 2i, he got fi no mi one of thrso forged check from J. A. "springer, of Mound City: later lie passe' I a check fur tin on C. W. Crnlg. ami another for H" on frank John. sou. ImviIi of Napier, another for ln on f.D. Sin llenln'rger.of Mound Cllj: and then lvu lo check 1 11 two dlff- rt lit ptillesat Hlirelow. A live years s 1 1,,, iiiltiliiiinn pun ishment for forgery, tin- yumg man will undoubtedly have a hard road to travel, should the charges Is- sus tained when the day of trial comes. tils prclhidiian w is ,el. I efoie l.s'iolre Mug in I Ills i-ll . ToeMl.iy of this m-i k. and In- w.is l.i- ,1 In 'Hm next clrculi i-iuri. In il,e sum of l '"'. In default of olil.'h i ns 1' 'iiiinllliil lo .nil. 'laps Arc SotindcJ. The sympathy of friends of Judge 11. I . Morgan goeoin to blm by rea Miu of the death of his aged brother, T. S.. which (H'ciirred at his home lu fall lllver. Kas., on Ids birthday, January 1 1, Mug Ids -2d bin Inlay. Illsgood'vvlfc, who is also past So years, had iirepared a special birthday dlmiei for film, and when ready sent their little granddaughter to the fam ily sitting room to hid him lo come to dinner, ami she found him kneel ing beside the lied, and the life spark had gone mil, having died from huart. disease, from which be had suffered many years. The deceased was horn in I'eniul matis'viuuiy, N. ('., .laniiaiy II, I .'tj. He was a veteran nf the Cnlon army iluilng the civil war, and 110 heller or truer soldier ever shouldered a mus ket he was ever le.ulv for roll call, ami obeyl'd orders to the very letter, and to Hie very best tii.it was In blm. He was a uictuhfi of Ibe.'illh Indiana infantry, which was cuininauileil by Colonel Straight, wh" led the lullliel bill at I.lbby prison. Mr. Morgan oh tallied li"ii"r:ili!e iiiiiitli.n lor bravery at the lullle "f .Miirfrei'shoro, Tenu., ami be t'H'k part In many of the mole cullsjilcuous Uiltle of the war. He leaves an '.geil wife, now sj (ears of age. ,in, t wo ihlldren a son 111 It I llaugblel 11!