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u"wo,i 0 ill CmmJn 50TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1915. NUMBER 45. I lOIVKK TAKKS FIRST to Start the Great Middle West Caoal. IiAI. '-' Pr nt of them originate: and a niiRRKAt, About .100.000 square ConfWi AnnronrlaU. SKimnnnnn "Mof the Immense water sheds of I "ftici vuuiftcs IS hllOVHI aft me semi arid belt of America, and tha the rain fall of this section while amounting to about 18 Inches annual ly falls within two or three montl of the tear: that the fall of lands t watds the titers, being from seten t ten feet to the mile, hurries the w terstothe river channuls al a time when local rainfalls Is all the said channels can well carr): besides, t rainy months of this seml-arld ill trlct, Is usually when the white snows of the mountains are melting rapmiy ami being hurried to the rlv crs, ami these combined clrcum stances, when conditions bring them together, always carry with them Our readers will, no doubt, remem ter the article published by us last sunnier, concerning thu great Inter- est then being taken by the newspa- per throughout the central western states-Including those of Omaha, Kansas City, Topeka and St. Louis. In plan originated by J. C. Hopper, an old-time Holt county boy, but who for several years past, has been the president 'of a National bank, at Ness City, Kansas, to have the united States government construct an artl- s tlclal river, extending from some point Z, V.' i , ? ., ," l. to be selected) In the western part of ",h ml .dM,t,'c.llo,,i. ttu South Dakota, down through the " ... .. wtri. nf ii,. ,i.i. nf v.. """ command, is unable t braska, Kansas and Oklahoma, and r, "...N? '..,0.r . auni ooiDttlmr Into II.. lied rlinr-sndr""'"' " 10 w n " ----- - - " - - '"Itrt Mihi ilsl.U fx. thence Into Hip lower Mlaslulnnl. """ Since that article was published we M me same time these waters are noteil that Mr. Hopper had been clec cro-''lf. tn upon and leaving this ted to tin- Kin! Irtruiituro. nnrt 100,000 siuare miles of semi arid coun- since hit membership In that body, ,,Y' 11 ' to te parched by the we hue now to note that It begins "" " '"'' ou, capauieoi to look like he Is irolnt.- to make his N"'"k' I" abundancu all of the tern great scheme win. Soon after he '' "ne products, ami tne water I passing on to carry destruction, eoul most prolltabty be used In the drier seasons or thu year, to temper the eicessive beat, water the thirsty teg ciauon, ami moisten the llelds of parching erops,-as well as furulsl went in Topeka, he Introduced a concurrent resolution, which was adopted by both houses, calling upon the national congress to take this matter up, and we notice by the dally nansrs that Intl. t.fnri ..llni.rnlni.. congress appropriated t.VHi.OoO 00 to 1,r'n, ff m:in and beast Marl the work of this great plan. this water could be retained While this sum will but little more "here It falls, and the melting snow than dam a few of the draws, con- hailed In their passage, a twofold struct a few- reservoirs, make the purpose could bo gained: that of les necessary surveys, levels, and etl'Hnliig the burden of the river chan mates to outline this work, still It Is nels, and the Increasing of vegetal Ion a starter, and we believe that the and crops In the semi arid belt. Thus future, sometime, will see this great the entire territory of the t'nlted oream of our old friend Hopper'a ptates would 1ms Indirectly henetllted realized. and to per cent of Its population dl As everylKxIy knows, there Is a 'ectiy helped. And, gradual rite in tne surface of thu Wiikuha... ti. ..i.i.. r I........ .. .U?'r.yiMu " ""..""h" U? J,he Ulni av0 iquare miles of this semi "-" mu 1111mc111.11 ins lirlrt Inrrlinr.- uuuli. .-in..,. I... llllMirrnmOmtl,. I., ll.liv.r I,.. .. -t"""J 1I., V . v. . ..H... w a-,..v ..v iiiiriiir. nrr-i'ritii.. Am.r i.in i.i In.. . ... - ... .1 ' r--i.-- v..,..,. vi. "". yens. Kantanaof ur It and il.ii.rmln.. l", ; lion, true to the r country and total Iinil rilf.a I Ii prillul inut all lint vail ..... .. . .. ' . .. . . " : . ' io meir siaie: mat tins same terr -v......,,, .us WIUUUII IUCI llnPV ll Hlail lurt In 1 1... ut.. ...4 I,..b.. . I.. .-- ..., ,,,.v.i I, c -.....,. luUi. I to the plowman and full of nroduc (irauiH eastward lino l lie Missouri I ii... nn.iuiu.. .. ..... .. river, and this great drainage, during ,,ie , me l(1 nllU. , , , t the spring of each tear, causes very i,r,hii.iiv.. Mn.iin,, r ..... high wattr In said rlter-aml some- tt.lle the climate Is healthful ami Ukann.l -tt.l 11Uc,.ln., I ra oavwi Ml It! l199IUJ I 1 t CI t tatllil I . 1 finally, all said water runs oil, and I ,,... .....H n.v,. ....I. in iiuiii anil lead er iu wlsilom and farslghtedniw. to see that conservation of theie waters. hii.iiji n iii n.icr run uu, liiiii .. mh., . .... . , , . goes to waste. Mr. Hopper's scheme l"l,"A?7,,l,,lf,0,,, T Is to dam the creeks, dras and small l ''her an, belt rivers, by a dyke and ditch. Co... ' ' ' ' lni Pressing th structed In a north and south dlrcc lion across the western haltes of Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma, and ll uis, while pretenllng the waters rushing from all that sen) I arid coun try headlong Into the Missouri river. . .............. .. . ... M now not only wasted, but actually made the agency of destruction stand ready to act, but realizing the broad territory of the sembarld district to I... ...(......I ....I .1 .. .. and after oterllowli.g the bottoms 'V'' '; ' J van.) alomr the same. uotnu u, w.. m... P'OtMleil .and reclaimed, makes serve said waters there In that dry country, where needed; store the same In reservoirs, and allow the stir plus to discharge harmlessly through this great artlticlal river Into the lower MIsslsslppland thence Into the Gulf of Mexico. this a national, rather than a state iiiestlon TllllKMIIlK, UK IT ltK(II.VKIIIIVTIIK HoltSK W ItKI'IIKHKN'TATIVK". TIIK 8itSATKCoNni:niiiNn tiiriikin: That we urge the member of Congress from our state to use every means In Mr. lloDner'spnnpiiPFn resnli.tlnn lielr power to bring this momeiitus adopted by both houses of the Kansas '."" '"""re line nouse and sen legislature and sent to Washington, ate; lllt they appoint a commission which BnalU procured the one-half a to Investigate these facts; that thou million appropriation, with which to nds of dms be constructed In this commence aald work, was, for the dlt''ct. ""oss the hundreds of draws, most part, In the following language, rvlnes and rlve'i that they be con to.wt: nected by canals and ditches, to the Wiikiia, Times without number, em' "'V l,ie roelllnK "ows of the the great Missouri and Mississippi "J"ntalna, and the rains of the great valleys have been Inundated, for the f ,lns 8 lield tl,a te"'tory where reason that the channel of these 1 ' mos.t needed- Thai these reso- great rivers were not able to contain lutlona be aent to all the state the deluge of water, that at certain 1 "O"1' w,,c, l,le Missouri and Mis- season of the year, are gathered from . ,'lp! ,,ver' pUi' nd " t,,e sUtes the Immense watersheds of these rlv w,.,lch ,llve ny of tl,e senl-fld dls- en; and t,,ct 'thln their borders, where the Wiiehkas, Theippealaofthethou. 'K1,lture are now In session; that sands of people who Inhabit these "' lld to the Speaker of the rich valleys, have reached the con- M.0USV ltv? wnt of the Senate greas of these United States, and they f ec'1 sUt!l' k'n" l',t t,,e resolu' have answered by pouring millions of tlons b endorsed, and the congress- dollar Into the relief funds of these "'' "reiuesiea sections of country; and t0 w?,r.lf1fo1r ,wU. 'ws and regulatlona Wiikhbas, the appropriations made M Mng about "lese dms nd by congress from time to time, and clwl8, expended upon the channels of these Wearegladtonote.thlssuccessof our rivers have been partially If not frlend Hopper; for the benefits to be wholly Inadequate, to atop the rav- derived from such a scheme affects ages of these waters, or materially re- '"a"8 portion of Holt county, very duce the loss of life and property, directly. Many times during the life which totals Into the millions at each of T,IK Sbntinki., the bottom lands flood time, and thus the work of con- ,onK tl,e Missouri river In this coun gress seems to accomplish nothing, lv ,iave been Inundated, and our dtl- nq iDiiiioiis wius appropniiea aoesrv"a "v..vv 3 tun rusu ui ..... ........ . I UUI. I'UUNTV KUKAIi SCHOOLS. I1""1 rio president of the Mary vine normal Brief History of the Befinninf of .Some of the Rural Schools in Holt County. I'lcrcc a, The present schoolhousc of district No, ii', was built In IMI, Itwasbulll by .lacoh and Henry Hershner, at a cost of fK,, UN a frame building, L'iix'Jii reel. Thellrsl teacher was 0. H. Acton, who taught two terms. The length of thu tlrsl term was live months. The salary was t.'ti per month. 1 lie school board as com posed of 1. V Shambaugh, clerk; W I), la) lor, president and Geo. Meyer rhc common school studies were In use. The school has a good library. good maps, and a new organ pur chased this year. f he present school board consists of Mr. .1. It. Milne, clerk; Mr. J. A. J lie school Is ei i id imed with a l:K volume library valued at set of good maps, organ, sand table, etc. and the number of pupils enrolled I n. i no grounds cons t ofli acres and are In good condition. I he present board members are Jas Wilson, presidents Kara Miller. cler and Ilosea Meadows and lUtld Mc Donald. The present teacher Is Miss Sylvia Tries, at a salary of tM per month; t'ie term is ! months, Lincoln 1. Lincoln School Dlstrlctwas llrst or ganled In INI7. Thu hulldliiL' was lo cated one-half mile west of the pres ent, schm.l site; It was a frame build lug, 2U.T.', with painted plastering me iuii lengin oi one side which was used for a blackboard. The seats were home made benches. which were replaced In three or fou Milne, president; Mr.S. A. Meyer and Jears by double seats and desks, whlel Mr. George Sahtln. accommodated about sixty pupils. uar.ei ttomacK isme present teach- 'ou'n was ncatcu uy a dox stove I i lie cost of this building was I.oOii, i N. Menltee was the contractor, The llrst board of directors was li.M Keyt, Adam Kllnn and II. S. Carson The tlrsl teacher was Frank Gordon llluff City til. The II rat account of this district wan lr. IMU. ii.h schrinllioi.u, ua. bulltof logs and liad spill benches for TJ18 "'Jecta taught were the three seals, it was located where Mr. IV ter J. Slpes, Jr., now resides; Miss Kmmellne Cayhlll, being the teacher. in in ill the present schoolhouse was built, the frame being '.Nix.'io feet, with modern seals. It was built It s, spelling, and language. Some of the other teacher were: A. Van llusklrk, Sam. OTallon. I). W. Thu ma, I) r. Lewis and H. T. Alklre. Souie of the pupils who attended school wero Scott Carson. Gcori-e about three hundred lards north of Thomas. I'reston Cooper, Harry Pen where the old schoolhouse stood. It " Heasley, Fannie Cooper, was known as 1 1 its Snider school and "aciiael Ulnn, Hetiecca KellTer, F.C. I.itercalled lllull Cllv. Meadows, Alono Meadowsand Char- The old loif schoolhouse was moved 110 et. Till building was lie. to Oregon, Mo., and Is now occupied t roywl by lire during theschool term by Mr. Knoch. a colored man. living " B,,u 1,10 rici was reorga Jiistnortli of Mr. Frank Graham's "Ue(1 '' " ' "ine year. The residence. kmooi sue was Changed to the pres The tlrst board of directors after enl location, which Is one acre In the thenreient school was built were: northwest corner of the W.C. Steven Daniel Munson, president; I'hlllpSnl- "0" 'rm' wcnon j... township in, der, clerk and Win. Itldge. The llrst fnKe ami the building was erected teacher was Cvru K. Iiennet. He re. " it", i ne contractor was tv. o. celved a salary of forty-live dollars per month for a term of six months. The lllull tajty school was noted tor Its llterarlea with their mock courts, Such noted lawyers as S. F. O'Fallon, Lee Irtlneand Will Ilollmann plead (I their llrst cases then. Today they stand at the head of their profession. Some of the prominent cltlens that attended the old school who reside here yet are I'hlllp Schlolhauer and Henry Wils The present school has a library consisting of titer a hundred volumes Wis. This building cost tl.'JOi, It was a frame building. I'lxlu This room was furnished with slate black traa.Ul, double seats, and desks. Great Western heater stove, organ, pictures. window-shades, maps, globe, and liell. The schoolgroiind wasfenceil; shade trees were put out and later cement walks were laid and a cistern .mule. The llrst lioard of directors for the reoganled district were .sam. Keliler. John Callow, and John Keaster. The llrst teacher was Terry Kelly. The library was established In llsiohvsO' he hoard of directors aie Peter .1. clal a"d district funds. Tills building Ipes, president; Philip Schlothauer, clerk and W. S. Olllord; the teacher elng Miss Abblu Krcek.who recettes salary of llfty-llve dollars a month for a term of eight months, The en rollment Is twenty-lite. IIiinmk K. Lot KI.AIIt. stood jor twenty-lite .tears and on I ut'Miay evening, A pill aist. mil. was destroyed by llru with all thu contents, except library and organ. a new, iiiiiming, modern In etert .i... .. ii .. . .... t.ciaii as uuti i'ii on ine old sue dur ing the summer of IIM4 by Mr. O, A. t Icker. This hiilldlug Is IMx.'iil, fur I. ..1.1. I nil.ini.IU IJIUVHIH.arilS UlU III I iMvi.iu.iu. leiiBili of I In. nnrll. &I.I.. .I.rl., .in- ,iniiii.i ,.a uiiNiuaiii an. seals, ai lnslii i .. u ln.l...tl..,,l. Known as i.ottonwood, and was ,,i,.,M. rim.... ,,i,i ,. ,.,i. clianged to lllcliland. The orlgl- and nlano. Tim innku i. ...i. i'.! .... U...I.....K now a-. "i the wall and contains -Jl.1 books, .....c, ..... cru The room Is heated by a Quaker icu rurnice. 'i ds bu Hi nir cost -':jm. Thu present schoolboard Ik composed MAHIIIKIr FORTY KARS. Mr. and Mr. Georfe Reeve Cele brate Their Fortielh Wed ding Anniversary. uoarns. rue present nuiiding was erected In 1875, and estimated value Is placed at ?l,ooo. The llrst si I of directors were John I). Ilurke, .1. L. Gomel and Wm of T. A. Callow, clerk: Wm. Springer, president, and II. J. Hllley, member. Leiah Meadows taught the last term In the old schoolhouse and Is teaching Cupp. J. Ii. Ilurke was a member of ,,ie irst term t)e i,ew one at a sal- i. ic aviiuui uu.ru uihii April i. ion, hen he was succeeded by S. II Hodge. lames It. Payne was the tlrst teach' er. who was hired for one month at u per month ami was hired for a second term of three months, making four in all. A partial list of the scholars In at tendance during the llrst term of school were; Alice Masste, Phoebe ary of ti. per month and all subjects listed In the state course of study are taiigiit. i w'enly eight pupils aru enrolled and the school has an approval of ninety-seven points Oi-oa Kll.lt.sai, Age II Dr. J Breaks His Leg, J. Hentley, corresponding sec. not relieve pain and suffering, or con serve the property as Intended; and WiiBttEAs, The relief work carried on by aid of the millions thus expend- waters from that seml-arld western country spoken of In said resolutions. We hope that the state of Kansas at Its next election, will send Mr, ed, as well as the preventatives thus Hopper to the United States Senate, far erected, ha been wholly along the In order that he may, there, In per channel of said rivers, without re- son, mofe forcibly present this matter gard to source where the waters or a to that great legislative body. Shields, lllnnle Massle, John Shields, relarv of Knsworth hospital, of St. John Massle, Dora Gaddy, Lydla Joseph, broke hi right ankle Thurs Cupp, Shrllda Gaddy, Myra Cupp. dayafernoon, March 4th, by a fall on Sarah Oadda, John Cupp. Anna He. 1,18 ,cl' sldealK near the corner of kett, James Crockett, Kmma Heskett. Seventh and t elix streets. He Is be The school has a library of 210 vol-M"B cared for at the hospital by Dr. umes valued at IV). and . Is mnd.rniu Jacob Gelger and Dr. W. J. M 'Gill. equipped, heated and well ventilated. T,,e vlct,m of 1,18 accident Is one of Thero are 27 enumerated and'.i en."'8 best known clergymen In Mlssou rolled. The grounds consist of t acre having been for more than half a In good condition. century associated with the work of The present board Is Kd. Watson. tlie Methodist Episcopal church. He president; Wra. Hulatt, clerk, and 's 8 Jef of age, but In spite of his Warren Campbell. The present dvnced years is doing well since his teacher is uari w. Hose, at a salary of f(o per month, who holds a regent's certlllcate. The term Is 8 months. Delinquent Taxes. The personal and real delinquent taxes of the various towns of our county for 101-1 taxes are as follows; Mineral Springs-.. 25, a ins iiisinci, was organized In 1872, Personal. Lots. aim a iramo uunuing erected. The I Illgelow ....I.W.70 $214(1 iirsi ooaru or directors were Charles Corning 80,40 12.41 AiueiuiBiii, presmeni; Jonn Holier, Craig 177,00 no, 111 cierK anu nice nagoy, member; The Forest City. 107.82 r.B.lo nrsi, le scner was uamei Thuma. Ira Maltland . . . 127.7(1 82.67 uiciiaroson was one 01 the tlrst per- Mound City. 538.80 241,60 sons to attend school In the district, Oregon 134.14 74.00 Total. I74.lt) 71.87 287.18 100.02 210.33 780.40 208.74 On March .1, 1ST.'., at the home me hrldes parents. Mr. and Mrs John It. King, one mile southwest o Oregon, occurred the marriage Amanda K King to (leonre Itnuto the son of their nearest neighbor on me south, Mr. and Mrs, Sealey iicc.es. J he ceremony was per lurincd uy nev. Mr. Kelsey, iastoro I he Chlstlan church, of Forest City 111 ine presence or the two fain le miiii a rcw friends. That was forty tears atro last Wed ncsoay, ami Ihe'brlde and groom of mat d.iyare now among our older clt lens and are rightly counted among Holt countj-s pioneers. Tlilrtv.ilvn 01 mc loriy years hate Ken scrit on ine rami they now own, and from which may be seen the two farms on winch their childhood was snent They bought the south 20 acres 01 this properly In Ihho, addlm; thu oth er 10, which was the old Philip Koll mer home, three years Liter. On this sarin they have lived contentedly working faithfully and cheerfully to uase ami maintain a true home where Hie many trials and sorrows that were Inctitable might be met Willi mutual help and comfort, and where the Joys of life could likewise lie equally shared. It has been home In which many pioneer virtues nave been encouraged, and where many a lesson of courage and irood cneer can lie learned from the exam ple of these two who hate alreadv run the hardest part of a good race and fought the hardest battles of a good light. J hey hate earned thu irood will and respect of the community to ne extent mat a large number will 0I11 In the hearty wish that the ten ears, thai are to pass before we can oin III celebrating their Golden Wed ding, shall lie very happy, proscrous ears, wi mat when we take their pic ores to be published In Tim Sk.nti NKl. March .1, Uttl, they shall tie litok- ing heartier and happier even than they looked March .'I, s;.",, Of the eight children horn to Mr. and Mrs. George Iteetes, lite are liv ing. John II, lleeteslhesat Musco- tali, Kansas; Charley .1. Ileeves at lllmore. Mo.; Mrs, Lulu Vounir at New Market. Mo,; Mrs Cora Walker Purest Cltv, and Thomas I. Iteetes at home. There are nine t-ramlcbll. lreii. It is seldom that one llnds a more ruly pioneer family than this. eorge iteetes was born In OreL-on March27. KM. Ills father. Sealev teeves, had conn, from New York stale tu Holt county In Ml and had married, at Oregon. MIm Susan Tar uiena i iiwier. 111 s.v, innvi'ii upon an eigiuy, a miiii ami a half south wesl of Oregon. It was the last gov- ernineiil eighty In this locality. The entry feu of tl 2'. an acre bud to ho paid to the goterniiieiit agenlal Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, This trlpwas made by the elder Mr. Ileeves on horseback, and the payment was made in gold. A year liter the north hair of t his farm was traded to a man named Coleman for a yoke of osen The remaining forty was thu Ileeves home for many years, and Is now In the possession of the present Sealey Ileeves, being the southeast part of his farm. George was the second son of the family, and Sealey the third The oldest son. William, l now de ceased. There were four sisters, two of whom are living, Mrs. Mary Thay and Mrs. Delilah Sheets, both of Al tarata, Alberta, Canada. Two sis ters, Mrs. Itasmussen and Miss Susan, are deceased, Mrs. Ileeves Is also from a pioneer family, her fattier, John II. King. having come to Missouri from Indi anapolis, Indiana, In INW. The fam ily comprising at that time only Mr. King and his young wife, who had been Miss Delilah Goodwin, settled llrst In Nodaway county, but later moved to King Grove In this county. where Mr. King's father was one of the earliest settlers of the county, having made the tlrst settlement In the KlngQrove neighborhood, which lias since been known by his name. John Ii. King and lamlly moved a few years later to the farm near Oregon, which remained the family home for many years, and where the four daughters, of whom Mrs. Iteetes Is the youngest, grew to womanhood. Her sitters are Mrs. James Pozier, of near Oregon; Mrs. Delilah Dooley, of Oregon, and Mrs. Sloan, living In Wisconsin, 1 Thus the Ileeves and King families were ploneera together, and their children attended school together. tlrst at Oakland and later, when the district had been divided, at a new schoolhouse Just east of Forest City. This building stood near the site of the present A. II. Cass home, and has long since been discontinued, this part of the district hating been merged with that of Forest City. So we see that Mr. and Mrs. Ileeves havu been Intimately acquainted for much more than the forty years that they hate trateled In double harness together. They certainly didn't go Into this match blindly. Many changes bate taken place In the years that hatu elapsid since those, childhood iLk, Mr. Iteetes distinctly remembers the long trains of emigrant wagons, many of them drawn by oxen, tint usid to drag past ins isiynooii home, hi the days when the gold crare was on. The main trateled trail from Oregon to the fer ry at. Iowa Point led straight through the old lieetes farm, following the rldgedown past the present Davis ranch. Wonderful changes In modes of travel ami etcry other form of ac tivity have con.e since those days. And yet Mr. and Mrs. Iteetes havu seen It all and enjoyed their share of It, without ever going far from their llrst homes. It Is a tribute to irood old Hull county, and a lesson In con tentment and Industry, after all, for they have succeeded Just as well a those who risked everything to go West. A.A.J. County Court. The March lerm of the Count v Court was held during last week, and transacted Its usual routine business. anil In addition to this, made Its an nual settlement with Howard Teare, as collector of reteiiuu. It was Mr. Tcare's fourth and llnal settlement. and after examination by the court, it was accepted by the court. Mr. Teare lias promised us a report of his annual collections fir our next Issue. '1 he state auditor was authorized to draw his warrant for t;i7.', amount due the Mound City school district, under the training course act. The court named thu following overseers for districts untllled al the February term. Ulter Simmons lien Crouser Harry liowlaud lohn Prather 'rank Craig G. Maddlnger arlons overseers. ..district 72 . .district 7.'i ..district .district II . .district !1 .. district .V) previously an pointed, Hied their bonds. The court visited the county In- Urinary, and with thu superintendent, made its annual Inventory, which bowed a total of t I.s.t.mi in personal properly. The county clerk was ordered to make out thu annual las liooks, and alsothuilelliKiueiit personal tax books. and turn the same over to thu county collector. Circuit Clerk Dunham tiled Ids re port of Jury anil witness scrip fur thu February term of court: Petit Jury ll2.Hi Grand Jury 2IS.40 (J rand Jury witnesses -jm Xi Thu court ordered the salu of 77.2U acres of swamp lands, In sections 2ii, 27, .11 and .V. In township (-0, range ."t'.i to Sidney Kails at .2.". This tract Is south of the southwest quarter of 20, mi, ;iti, located west of Forest City and owned by Mr. Kids. Dr. C. L. Kvans II led his contract with the court as county physician. J. A. Schmuttu Hied his bond as constable of Lincoln township. Surveyor Peret was Instructed to make survey of certain made lands In sections I, 2, .'I, II and 12 In township (in, range .'in, thu court claiming such lands as belonging to the county. These lands Include the lands In volved In thu recent suit of John C. Illnkle ts. Illiodes-llrown and Drown suits, located southwest of Fortescue. 11 thesu suits the decision was In fa vor of the defendants, the evidence tending to show that these landswere not made as accreted lands to the main lands, but was formed as an Island. The county attorney belmr of the opinion that these lands belong to the county, asked the court to have them surveyed by the county- surveyor. As many parties have resided on these lands for many years, there will likely be a question arise as to title. A swamo land latent was nrriaril to be Issued to T. C. Duniran to Int. :i. section Hi, township W, range 39. ess Hunker.. overseer of district 37; Thomas Hunker of :w and August Schroeder of district 0, tiled the an nual reports. E. II. StOUt tiled his restan&Hnn as Justice of the peace of Clay township. Had No Furlough. Jacob Sham, of near Grahr. 111 old, a student of Wentworlh Military Academy, took French leave oneday laat week. In comoanv with a f.limv st.uaenti.iara uoio., ana were arrested In St. Joseph, Friday last, and taken back: IO BCIIDOI.