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fit Dull iditiii 49TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. MARCH 0, 1914. NUMBER 44. THIRTY-FOUR TRUE HILLS. Circuit Court Tskes Adjourment to Nay Term-A Buiy .Grand Jury. After a busy eight day term of our circuit court, Judge llurnes closed his docket on Wednesday, and announced adjournment of court till "court In course." While the docket was not a large one, there were several Important cases disposed of-that of Brumbaugh vs. tho "Q" railroad, Mlnton vs. Mrs. Stclnhatier, and the case of the Little Tarklo Drainage Canal friends, who sceked to take In lauds already In eluded In tho Dig Tarklo Drainage District. While there were a number of con tlnuanccs taken, there were a goodly number of cases disposed of and tho docket was relieved of a number of cases. It was a grand jury term, and tho jury was made of a splendid body of cltlens, who aimed tocarry out Judge llurnes' charge to them. It was com posed of the following well know citi zens: lllgclow, Krcd St. John, Denton, W. II. Wclghtman, Clay, (3. K. Loucks, J. II. Flckcs, Forest, It. W. l-'awks, Lewis, Geo. Itcevcs, Harvey Kvans, Lewis I. Mooro, Liberty, II. F. Smith, Mlnton, John Martin, Union, Charles McCandllsh, K. II. Ward. They wcro a busy set from Tuesday morning until Friday overling, having returned somo thirty-four truebllls of Indictment. In compliance with Instructions fromthecourtthoynikdeexamlnatlons as to conditions of the public oillccrs, and In order to expedite the work they named committees, who pro ceeded with the work and made their report to the body as a whole. The committees were as follows: On county clerk, treasurer and pro bate judge Messrs. Moore, Flckcs and Ward. On poor farm Messrs. Kvans, Reeves and Smith. On county collector Messrs. Fawks, St. John and Martin. On recorder and circuit clerk Messrs. McCandllsh, Wclghtman and Loucks. They reported In effect that the books and records were kept In an In telligent and business-like manner, but found some of the oillccrs had not been making report of fees collected. That tho poor farm was In excellent condition, but recommended that the out-bulldlngs be painted. They found the Jail In an unsanitary condition, and recommended Improvements tn overcome this condition. They rec ommended that a walk bo laid to tho Jail and also a walk from tho Jail to the cast gate of the court yard. They also recommended a new Moor In hall way and In recorder's ofllce be laid. The report as mado was unanimously concurred In. The cases disposed of slnco our last issue were the following: State vs. Charlie Wllfong: carrying concealed weapons. The defendant had had some diniculty with W. II. Moser, at Malt land; afterward he carried an ugly looking knife, which it Is reported he said he was toting for Moser. On calling the caso Mon day, he did not show up, and forfeiture of bond was entered, and he was or dered In the hands of the slierllT. Later however the defendant came Into court, and plead guilty; he was given a sentence of four months In jail and was paroled to I). A. Gclvln. John A. Duck vs. GcorgoGlffordCo. Appeal from J. IN by defendant. This was a suit to collect for apples shipped to defendant by plalntllT. The case went to a Jury, which found for the plalntllT In the sum of $141.52. George S. Lukens vs. Kdward Fos ter. Contract. Continued by agree ment. Kmerson-Ilrantlngham Implement Co. vs. Sarah O.Grlllltli. Attachment. Continued. JohnC. Illnkle vs. James F. Ilhodcs, To ascertain and determine title. Continued. JohnC.IIInkle vs. James D. Drown. fTo ascertain and determine title. Continued. John C. Illnkle vs. William II. Drown & H. II, Drown. To ascertain and determine title. Continued. 0. G. Dostwlck vs. John Wise, Mary J. wise, garnishee. Garnishment. Motion for new trial sustained. Change of venue granted to Buchanan county. E. 0. McDonald vs. 0. B.&Q. It. R. Co. Damages. This was a suit ask ing (or 1360 damages. The plaintiff (Continued on page 3) Brumbaugh Gets Verdict. A. L. llrumbaugh, formerly of Maltland, but more recently a resi dent of St. Joseph, obtained a verdict In his favor for $500 for personal In juries sustained by alighting from the train at Kapler, on his way from Maltland to St. Joseph, v. here he had been visiting his family, the accident occurring April 22, 101.1. He alleged In his petition that on arriving at Napier, ho and other pas sengers were retired to change cars: that the train ho was on did not stop at the depot platform, but on tho contrary stopped where there was no platform, and In alighting was caused to be thrown and fall between a bed of cinders and tho coach In which ho had been riding, by which he received painful and permanent Injuries to his leg, and the bono of which was cracked and broken, and received oth er serious and painful Injuries about tho head and body. Mr' llrumbaugh asked damages to tho amount of II,- 000. Tho caso was called Wednesday, and occupied the greater portion of the day. Tho Jury was composed of Andy Cook, Wm. Slckmann, F. W. Hoff mann, Henry Slckmann, M. W. Mur ray, Henry Armack, W. M. Hunt, Henry Metcalf, It. L. Hughes, Albert Sommers, Joseph Comer, Kd. Wilkes. They found for the plalntllT In the sum of f.VX). Those Partition Sales. During tho term of our Circuit court Just adjourned there were some live partition sales of real estate, which had been ordered at a previous term of our Circuit court, and our shorllT on Wednesday of last week, carried out the order of the court by making the sales. The aillls lands consisted of two tracts and town property. There aro two parcels of lands, a 50-acro and a 30-acre tract. The former Is known as the old Kd. Glllls home placo and the second Joins Mound City on the north. Iloth pieces were bought by Debby Glllls, at $175 per acre. The town residence property was bid In by John Markt, for $2,100. The Wm. J. Fields lands consisted of 30 acres, In the Denton district. Ira Flolds bought a 120-acre tract at $101 per acre. The Ferguson heirs of the estate bought one 120-acre tract at $12.50 and a seconil 120-acre tract at $11.50. The Hanks land consisted of 310 acres, south of Napier, ami was sold In two tracts; the 10 brought i per acre and the. 'K)0 tract brought $12, otX). Iloth pieces were bid In by Louis Banks. The Ilradbury land In tho Kelso district consisted of .15 acres, and was bid In by David S. Vounts at $120 per acre. Some Wills. The will of Mrs. MarthaXltoberts, of Maltland, who died January 21, was tiled for probate last week. The will was executedl October in, tuia, and witnessed by M. W. llrumbaugh and D. A. Gelvln. She bequeaths to Harry S. Roberts, an adopted son, all of lots 4, 5, II, In block 7, In Ilarnard's addition to Maltland. To hor brother, Robert Russell, and half-sisters, Mrs. Cora Fltts and Mrs. Ora Crampton, each $5. To her daughter, Mrs. Dale Mueller, she gives the residue of her estate, both real and personal. Mrs, Mueller Is made oxecutrlx;of the estate. James F. Grlillth, of Mound City, who died In St. Joseph, February lit, loft a will, which was executed April 21, lui.'l, and was witnessed by George Crlswell and C. K. Thomas. He wills that his wife and daugh ter, Klla Dennett, shall share equally In the rentals from 2ID acres In 33, 03, 3'J, so long as they shall live. Should the wlfo die first then the rentals shall go to the daughter; should the daughter die first, the rental shall go to the wife, and at their death the rentals shall go the children of his daughter. To his wife he gives lot 7 and part of lot 0 in Mound City, tho home, In fee simple. To his daughter, Klla Dennett, he gives the sum of $2,000. To her hus band, Sidney Dennett, he gives $3,000, to be paid $1,000 annually. In a codicil dated April 20, 1013, and witnessed by the same parties lie gives Sidney Bennett a tract of land of some Ave acres In sections 31 and 32, in 62, 38, In lieu of the above be quest of $5,000. The executlou of the will he give In charge of hu win ana daughter. HOLT COUNTY STATISTICS. Interesting Data About Holt Court- ty-Thc Coming Fed Book The annual Red Hook, compiled by tho State Bureau of Labor, will be Is sued In the Coll r so of the next few months, and from advanced sheets wo are enabled to give our readers the following statistics pertaining to Holt county: The annual cereal cropof Holtcoun- ty exceeds .1,000,000 bushels, but the yield can easily be doubled by sclent 1 lie farming atidthectiltlvatlon of some of tho lowlands which have thus far lain Idle. Fruitgrowing Is one of the In dustries which Is actively engaged In. M. Joseph Is the chief market. Cat tle, horses, hogs and mules are regu larly shipped out In large quantities. n round numbers the wheat lcld Is about :WO,K)0 bushels. Oats Is also extensively grown, but corn Is the principal agricultural product. Tho bottom land of Holt county Is admirably suited for vegetables of all kinds. A few canneries exist and more are needed. Good limestone drinking water Is found In abundance. The Nodaway rlcr Is on tho casi,ihoMlssourlaler on the west and south, and the Dig and Little Tarklo rivers ami many creeks within tho boundaries. The land Is rolling prairie, with a soil of rich black loam; timber Is plentiful along the streams: clay for making brick, lime and sandstone for building purposes are found through out the county. About 10 per cent of the land Is unimproved, all of which Is suitable for growing, and over 70 per cent suitable for cultivation. Un improved land can bo purchased from $50 per acre up. The amount of Im proved land for sate Is small, and can be bought from $00 to $150 per acre. Farm labor ranges In price from $27 to $35 per month. The population Is principally of American birth, with quite a sprink ling of thrifty and prosperous Ger mans, who occupy mainly the north west and southeast sections of the county. Kducatlonal interests are well developed. There are forty-six church buildings located throughout the county, representing the follow ing denominations: l'rcsbytcrlan, Catholic, Methodist, Daptlst, Christ Ian, Lutheran, United Ilrethren and Dunkards. Tho population last federal census: color, sex and nativity of Inhabitants and birthplace of foreigners, repre sent the following facts: tal population 11,53.1 lilte 11.421 Negro Hi .Native wiute 14,031 Foreign born .no Male Inhabitants, number 7,520 Fomale " 7,1110 Males of voting agu 4,215 Dwellings, number 3,42.1 Families, 3,152 Foreign Nationalities: Austria 4 Ireland 15 Canada 11 Italy 4 Denmark 1 Russia 1 Kngland U) Scotland 10 France 1 Sweden 5 Germany 2.11 Sw luerlaml ... .27 iioiianu 1 aii outers ,1 Total 7390 This Is followed by a table giving the surplus commodities shipped from the county during 1012, which Include 17,070 head of cattle, iw,331 head of hogs, 5,220 head of horses and mules, 5,321 head of sheep, 527,722 bushels of corn, 15,130 bushels of oats, 12,021 tons of hay, 152,010 pounds of blue grass seed, 111,701 barrels of apples, to gether with a great variety of other fruits and miscellaneous products. The production of staple farm crops In UU2 was as follows: Staple. Av. Yield. Ac. l'td. Total Du. Wheat 23 12.771 "ifl.SiVJ Oats 33 10..131 311.154 Corn 2'J 101,370 3,021,730 Hay and forage 11,701 11,170 l'ubllc school statistics 1013-M4: Districts In county .'. 75 Teachers In county 121 Knumeratlon of county 4,231 Spent for teachers' salaries. 54, (too 00 incidental expenses 111,124 si remanent school fund.... 124,003 77 Allotment state school funds 11,012 00 Average levy for school purposes, 52 cents on the $100 valuation. The Lenten Season. The Lcnton season was ushered In Wednesday of last week, the season of special penitence. The calendar this year Is: February 25 Ash Wednesday. March 1 First Sunday In Lent. March 8 Second Sunday In Lent. March 15 Third Sunday In Lent. March 10 Thursday. (Ml-Careme.) March 22 Fourth Sunday tn Lent. March 25 Annunciation. March 20 Fifth Sunday In Lent. April 2 Holy Thursday. April 6 Palm Sunday. April 10-Good Friday. April 12-Eaater Sunday. Death of Rev. Fiegenbaum. Rev. Frederick Fiegenbaum, the last of four brothers, all of whom were pioneer German Methodist preachers In the central and western states, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1011, at Wathcna, Kas., where he had lived ten years. lie was pastor of the Oregon Ger man M. K. church during the )e"s im2-H and was an uncle of Mrs. Tom Curry, of this city. Rev. Fiegenbaum was riearly SI years old, and all of the brothers at tained about the same age, and were active In the pulpit until within a few years of their deaths. Not only wcro the brothers Methodist preach ers, but their two sisters, who sur vive, married preachers, one a regular pastor, and the other a local preacher of the Methodist church. The family Is widely known In German Metn dlsm In this country. Rev. Frederick Fiegenbaum was born In I.adbcrgcn,Gcrmany, April 10, K70. He came to America In 1132 with his parents, Adolph ami Chris tlno Fiegenbaum, and settled In War ren county, Missouri, where he grew to manhood. Ills early years were spent on the farm. Then ho went to St. Louis, where his older brothers and sisters hail found employment for him. With them he was brought Into contact with a German Metho dist revival, and after being conver ted ho felt the call to the ministry, as his two older brothers were. Rev. Fiegenbaum had charges In Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wiscon sin, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. There living no German conference when he entered the ministry, ho joined the Rock Itlver conference, then later the Southwest German, now the St. Louis conference, and from there he was transferred to the West Missouri conference. Ills last charge was at Oregon, Mo., from whero he moved to Wathcna. Ills wife, who was Miss Louise Otto, and to whom he was married at Wapello, Iowa, when he was 21 years old, died November 30, lull. The other broth ers were Rev. William, Rev. II. It., and Rev. Henry Fiegenbaum, the last named or a number of years a resi dent of St. Joseph, died In that city, January 13, 1105. Six sons ami three daughters sur vive, as follows: Adolph II., Wash ington, D. C; Louis S., Lincoln, Neb.; Theodore J., Western, Neb.; Denja mln F., Lawrence, Kas.; Henry, Sprlugllcld, Neb.: Kdward W., Ge neva, Ncb.i and Mrs. Matthew Sex auer, Atikeny, Iowa; Mrs. Frank Howard, Sac City, Iowa; Mrs. Jacob Miller, Wathena. The sisters are: Mrs. Klliabeth Wellmeyer, Warren ton, Mo., aged Nl, and Mrs. Mlna Winter, Casper, Wyo., aged 82. The funeral was held at Wathena, Kas., Sunday, March 1, services being conducted from the home and from the Wathcna German M. K. church, burial being at Wathena. Mrs. Tom Curry, of this city, and Mrs. Carrie Stelnmelz, of St. Joseph, who was here visiting, nieces of tho deceased, attended the funeral. Rube Struck Town. 'Yer Undo Rube Gorman was In town a day or two, last week he just came to town to see how Judge llurnes was behaving, and watch the conduct of Charley McCandllsh, while he was here acting as a grand Jury man. Rube Is generally on deck whenever a term of court Is being held; as regularly as tho coming of a full moon In fact a term of our cir cuit court without thu presence of Mr. Gorman, would he much like pre senting Richard III without the presence of Richard. Mr. Gorman In company of W. G. Randall, gave us an enjoyable visit, and ho told us he had "coma back" from his extended visit to relatives in California and Washington. Ilo visited his nephews In the Imperial Valley, went down to old Mexico, then to Los Angeles, visiting the sol diers' home, where he met a Mr. Ilaker, who followed carpentering at Fairfax, a number of years ago. Hu went to Long II each, Calif., and en Jojcd tho hospitality of Mrs. Whiting, a niece. At San Diego ho visited Aue and Dorotha, daughters of J. Y. Lawrence; tho former Is still single, and Is quite successful, keep Ing a rooming house. Tho latter Is married and nicely situated. He also took In the sights of San Francisco and l'ortland, and went up to Yak ima, Wash., where he visited his son-in-law, Fred Dills and children. Fred, he says, has a good Job as jan itor of the public school. He visited with Hobert Dills, who Is farming near Toppenlsh, Wash., and Is highly prosperous. HU wife was formerly Maggie Workman, of this city, and will be pleasantly re membered by many of the older of the younger aet here. She la the mother of three sprightly children, and seems happy and contented. Ho- bert, lie says, makes a specialty of potato growing and U making moot. VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT. Mr. Sttlnhauer Victorious In Eject ment Suit Still Holds the Fort. Among the Interesting eases called during tho present term of our Cir cuit court Is one that came from For tcsquc, and originated through the troubles a few years ago between Ja cob Hook and Dally M. Ileeslcy. Decs- ley owned Hook a large sum of money, and, Instead or giving Hook a trust deed on his land, gave Mr. Hook a general warranty deed for the same. This stood so for many years when Mr. Dooksticd Ilccsley In ejectment. Ileeslcy answered In court, In equi ty, and claimed that, while ho hail given Dook the warranty deed, It was, really to be treated between them merely as a mortgage1, and that Mr. Hook had agreed at the time the deed was made, that whenever, If ever, Ileeslcy paid him, Dook, what ever was duo him, Including the Inter est thereon, Dook would deed the land back to Ileeslcy. I pon a trial In the Circuit court, Mr. Ilccsley was successful, and Hook appealed tothe Supreme court. Later on, Ileeslcy was successful In the Su preme court, also, hut while tho mat ter was In litigation, Mr. Dook laid out the town of Fortescuu upon the land, ami sold a couple of lots, or so therein to Mrs. AlmlrlndaStelnhauer, the lots to be paid for to him Hook, upon the termination of the litiga tion, provided Hook should be suc cessful. Mr. Hook having, hi all the courts liven unsuccessful, of course Mrs. Stelnhauer, who, In the mean time had built a house upon the lots, got 110 deed. Later, Mr. Ilccsley sold twenty acres of land, Including the lots occu pied by Mrs. Stelnhauer, to Dr. J. It. Mlnton. Dr. Mlnton had tho County court to set aside the town plat as laid out by Mr. Dook, and then rcplalted a new town upon the samo ground with different lots and streets. Ho then tried to get Mrs. Stelnhauer to give up the lots that she was occupy ing, under the arrangments she had made with Mr. Hook, and remove her house Irom the lots, but she refusd. Later, he made a rental contract with her, by which she agreed at the end of a certain time, to remove from the lots, she to retain her house, and take It with her to some other loca tion. At tho end of the time agreed on, she declined to comply with this contract, and Dr. Mlnton sued her In ejectment. To this suit Mrs. Stelnhauer an swered and said that she hail been made to sign the contract against her will. Dr. Mlnton was successful In the trial that followed In the Circuit court, and Mrs. Stelnhauer appealed to thu Supreme court, where later on she was successful. 1 thu meantime, and while this lltlgr.tlon was pending In the Supreme court, Dr. Mlnton died, but just before his death, he made a deed to his brothers, J.L.aml I. M. Mlnton, for what hu still owned of the twenty acres of land that he had bought from Ilccsley, Including the lots over which the litigation with Mrs. Stelnhauer was then still pending In the Supreme court. After the unsuccessful termination of the caso at JelTerson City, J. L. and I, M. Mlnton commenced the present suit against Mrs. Stelnhauer for the same lots, or tract that the other suit was for, and, now, possibly the whole road will again havu to he traveled over through all the same courts with the samo matter again. The tract of laud, house and all, Is said to bo worth only about $250. Tho Jury was composed of Frank Castle, T. J. Kcown, Aug. Schroeder, Terry llrooks, F. W. llotTiuaiiii, Alf. Sommers, Frank Morgan, J. W. Duntz, Gus. Yelt, J. G, Comer, Jacob Ducher and Kd. Wilkes. The Jury 011 Friday morning re turned a verdict In favor of the do fendaiit, Mrs. Stelnhauer, the verdict being signed by tho ten tlrst named Jurors. To Get More Pay. All tho rural mall carriers are now wearing that smile that sticks, like a lly plaster, and It Is caused by the passage of a bill Increasing their an nual compensation $200. The In creased pay will begin from July 1, 1014. Section 4 of the bill, relating to the raise says, that from and after the tlrst day of July, 1014, the compensa tlon for rural carriers for carrying the mall six days each week on stan dard routea of twenty-four miles In length shall be the sum of 11,150 per annum, to be paid monthly; and on routea exceeding twenty-Tour mile In length, the sum of 122.50 per mile Kr annum for each mile In eicess of snty-four mltee. May Get Farm Land Banks. Farm land banks strong enough In money and numbers to supply every farmer In the state with loans.may be established In Missouri If legislation In Congress Is passed. The banks could be formed by any jroup of ten or more persons, and would bo under the supervision of a commissioner of farm land banks, who would be the chief of a bureau of the United States Treasury De partment. Charles Campbell, a prominent law yer, of St. Louis, Is quoted as saying: "Missouri Is especially fortunato In having laws which pave thu way for the easy foundation of the land banks." Campbell said: "The re quirements Include (a) simple meth ods of land title registration and con- vejanclng and (b) prompt and eco nomical methods of obtaining farm land loans and of foreclosing them. Missouri's farm loan laws have been copied by many states." A farm land bank which will start out with a capital of $100,000 will he permitted to receive ilcioslts of pa trons not to exceed t-VusM In all and deposits of postal savings to the same extent. The bank could Ivsue bonds to the extent of tlftceti times Its cap ital and surplus, The funds received from the sale of these liomls would supply the hank with money for the purchase of farm mortgages. The loans may bo made for three purposes. First, If a man had $.1,M and wished to buy a M.OiM farm, the bank would advance him the needed 3,000 to complete the purchase. Seconil, If the owner of a farm wished to Improve and equip ids land for agricultural purposes, the bank would lend him an amount not to exceed fto per cent of the farm's value. Third, the proprietor of a $i),000 farm wished to pay and discharge debts se cured by mortgages or deeds of trust on the land up to $.1,000, tho bank would make a loan for that purpose. The borrower would make annual or semi-annual payments sulllclent to pay the Interest, the administration charge of the bank and a payment sulllclent to pay olt the amount of the principal at its maturity. The mortgages held and bonds Issued by the bank, would be exempt from fed eral, state and local taxation. The commissioner would designate a federal fiduciary agent for each hank. There would not be less than live, nor more than nine directors for each bank. Three of these directors would be appointed as an appraise ment committee to appraise and re port on the value of real estate of fered for security. Tho legislation Is being sponsored In the 1 'lilted States senatu by Sena tor Duncan U. Fletcher and In the House of Representatives by Con gressman llalph W. Moss, of Indiana. Couldn't Make It. All attempts to limit the authority of the postmaster general to change the weight, rates or ones In the par cel post services, were defeated Fri day last In the senate. An amendment to the bill as passed by tho house, proposed by thu senate postolllce committee to prevent the postmaster general from making these changes, was defeated by a vote of 33 to 21. Then Senator Dlankhead, chairman of the committee, sought to forestall a proposed Increase In maxi mum weight of packages to 100 pounds, by an amendment providing that postal funds should not be used to transport packages of more than llfty pounds. This was defeated by one vote, the roll call standing 21 to Pleasant Words. Since our occupancy of our new quarters, many kindly and congratu latory letters have been coming to us from our distant subscribers. Otho Martin, who used to live over in Hickory township, now located at Yukon, Okla., says he and family are well, ami "always glad to hear from the home folks through Tim Sknti nki.. Our children are now all grown; Carl Is now a large man, and Hessle Is a high school graduate, apd Is teach ing her tlrst school at .V per month uud lives at homo. Carl has been farming, but Is now driving a livery auto In Oklahoma City. Mattle Hous ton lives some 14 miles from us, and Is now Mrs. Hardy, having married W. A. Hardy." G, W. Clark, who formerly lived here and took away with him down to Doxey, Okla., Miss Lllley Kaucher, his wife, writes from there that they are all well; that they have had a de lightful winter, and stock has done One, on wheat and alfalfa throughout the season. The coming of Tub Srm tincl Is anxiously looked forward to as the coming of a letter from home, where Mrs. Clark wm born, hoping that it may still continue to come (or many years yet under Its present management.