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fasmin 51ST YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1915. NUMBER 28. A Busy Life. The retirement of Lewis I. Moore, from partnership In the Moore & Kreek grocery company, brings to our mind, the fact, that Mr. Moore was the tlrst to engage In the exclusive grocer; business, after selling the necessaries of life for a continuous period of 20 years. During his active business career here he proved himself one of the beet and thoroughly equipped busi ness, men not only of this county, but throughout this portion of the state. Left fatherless at an early day, he worked his way through school, did his part to help mother during her widowhood. Lewis I. Moore, met every obligation that came to him honorably and well. His capacity for handling business seems to have no limit, and he goes about his business affairs with a mental equilibrium, that Is surprising to his more Inti mate friends and business associates. ITe Is perhaps more actively engaged In more business allalrs than any other single Individual In our city, and can come nearer telling you where "lie Is at" In business any old time, as any other man, with such an assortment of businesses. L. 1. MOOIIK Mr. Moore I ml some newspaper ex perlence. In 1X80 81, he In connection with Grant Moll, and Frank Kvans Issued what watt know u as the "Ocs alp," but they continued It only for a few months. Trior to tlilsl Ime, Mr. Moore when quite a lad thought he would like to become a printer, and he struck a job, with the view of learning the trade, with A. N. Ituley, who was then publishing the old Hiawatha Dispatch, but In time he found he did not like It as well as he Imagined he would; so he quit the job, and returned to Oregon, and learned something about making brick under the guidance of his step' father, the late Moses Dennett. Mr. Moore Is now In the prime of life, having come upon this world's stage of action In March, 1802, and Is therefore In the 63d year of his age. He attended the old school here and turned his back upon active school life, to get busy some where and some how In order to maintain himself and his widowed mother he Just took odd Jobs, and when lie took one, he alwaya tried to make good, and give his employers the very best that was ! him. Ills real commercial life be gan by clerking In the Milt Kmorson, general store at White Cloud, Kane, and for Henry Sterrett, at varloua times. In 1880, Mr. Moore conceived the Idea that an exclusive grocery store was needed In Oregon, so enlisted the laterest of the late T. 8. Hlnde, and he and Mr. Hlnde opened up the tlrst exclusive grocery store In tho building on the north side, now occupied by the Ilunyan clothing store. The partnership continued for only ten months, when Mr. Moore launched his own canoe, which lie paddled In this building when he moved his stock In to the now Harvey Evans store building, ne continued the business here until 1805 when he moved Into the present handsome brick store building which Mr. Moore built es peclally for the grocery business, In 1894, before occupying this new building, George Seeman, now the accountant for the Kook-Hoecker bank, and who had been Mr. Moore's grocery clerk from the beginning of his grocery business, was admitted to partnership, and the firm was known as Moore Seeman. This partnersnlp was continued until 1898, when Qeorge Seeman dls posed of his Interest to Mr. Moore, who conducted the business alone un Ml 1809, when Harry Kreek, bought 1st the business and the arm has been been known as Moore & Kreek when Mr. Moore sold his Interest to his son Wtti L. Moore, and the Hn name will THE MOORS KRXEK OROCERY STORE. so continue with Mr. Kreek as the senior member. Mr. Moore has been prominently Identllled with the varlouscommcrclal Interests of our city, and done his whole part In advancing the material Interests of our beautiful city, and lias held various positions of trust and honor. He was City Marshal 1883 to Ism). Was our Major, lSSil-ISM. He was a member of the city coun cil for six years, during which time he served as city clerk, and took an active part In bringing to full devel opment our electric light and water system. In 1880 he was deputy sherllt under Wm. II. Frame. He Is still a member of the Oregon board of education, In which position liu has served for Inconsecutive years. on January 1st, lull, Mr. Moore became Identllled with the Xook Si Itoecker Hanking company, and Is now Its active vice-president. On the organization of the Oregon Canning Company In 1801 he became Its tlrst secretary and treasurer, and wllh'the passing of years, he became owner, and this year the factory put up 10,000 cases of corn. With the building of the Oregon Interurban railroad In WW, Mr. Moore was chosen the secretary-treas urer and general manager, and has tilled these positions contlnously since. He served as county treasurer from looi 5. He Is largely interested In the buy ing and shipping of apples. Willi all of these Interests It Is but natural to suppose that Mr. Moore Is a reasonably busy man. Will L. Moore, who takes over his father's Interest this week, was born In this city, In 1887, and graduated from the Oregon High school In the class of 1001; he also attended the Armour school of technlcology of Chicago, and the Wesleyan college at Delaware, Ohio. Of later yeara he has been aiding In his father's store, and also In the canning factory and apple business, and In these respects he seems to be a veritable "chip otf the old block." He Is also a deputy under Sherlll Qeorge Qelvln. A wlde-a-wake energetic, and most promising young business man, and The old Skntinil congratulates him, and wishes for him an equally successful business career, as has come to his father. Mr. L. I. Moore married Miss Emma Spoerle In August, 1884, and they Have three children two aons and a daughter, Will L.; Milton who Is with the Mlnwrath Hrookerage com pany of Kansas City: Miss Mary, who Is a teacher of the piano at Chicago and Kvanston studios. Mr. Harry Kreek, who has been so long a member of this tlrm, Is an other one of our active business men. He Is the son of the late Thomaa I, Kreek, who was county treasurer 1870 81, and an early day merchant of our city. Harry was born In Oregon In 18ii5, and on leaving the Oregon school, engaged In farming and his tlrst business venture was In the butcher business with G, H. Price some 30 years ago, and finally In 1800 became a member of the Moore St Kreek Arm. In 1800 he married Miss Anna Spoerle, and they have two sons Thomas and Lpuls the former farms west of Oregon, on the Oregon-Forest City; road the latter Is attending our High school. Circuit Court. As mentioned In our Issue last week, Judge Humes adjourned court, Wed nesday, of last week, and left for his home on the 4:2.") p. m. train, and the following cases were disponed of which we did not gel at the tlmo of the closing of our forms: The cases of John U. 1 1 Inkle vs. Lewis L, Field, William 0. Dodson vs. John C. Hlnkle, John C. Illnkle vs. Lewis L. Field and G. II. Itainsey were all taken to the lluchanau coun ty circuit court on a change of tenue These are all cases regarding "bar" land, near Fortescue, which have been In dispute as to the ounershlpof same. In the cases of Samuel II. Kunkel s. Alon.o Kvans, In which the Jury returned a verdict for the plalntlll, a motion was made for a new trail, which the court took under advise ment. The case of Consolidated School District No. 2 vs. It. C. llatswell, In which the court gave a verdict for the plalnll(T,wasappealed to the Kan sas City Court of Appeals. The case of J. L. and 1. M. Mlnton vs. Almarlnda Stelnhaeur was also appealed to the Supreme Courlby the defendant. This was an ejectment suit. The court extended the time to tho next term of the court for the tiling of exceptions In tho matter of the ex. tension of boundaries of the Little Tarklo Drainage District. James Foster and son, Fete, and son-in-law, Amos Wels, of Robinson Kansas, spent Saturday and Sunday here visiting; Amos spending most of his time with his pa and ma, Mr. and M rs. Henry Wels. They drove over In their car, coming by the way of Rulo A Progressive Movement. There Is qultea sentiment through. out the county, looking to the organ. Izatlon and creation of special road districts wherein Is located an Incor porated town. This Is brought about under the provisions of article , of chapter 10.', of the Revised Statutes of looo. Under this statute upon pe tltlon of 60 or more lax-paying voters, II led with the county court, the court must order an election for that pur pose. The tlrst of our Incorporated cities to take action looking to the organ Izatlon of a special road district, was the people of the city of Maltland. They tiled the necessary petition and the court ordered an election, which was held on Tuesduy, the 2nd day of November, and the returns on proper canvass showed a vote of HI votes In favor of the proposition and 48 against. The Is provides that the city council of the proposed special dis trict, of the consolidated town may recommend names to constitute the board of the road district commls. sioners, and as a result of this provl slon, the city council met with the county court on Friday last, Novem ber 5, and named the commissioners as recommended. These were R, A Duncan for one year; Ilethel Goodpas. ture for 1! years and Joseph nenry for 3 years. The law places the whole question of road. making In such a district wholly In the hands of these commls sioners, doing away with district overseers, and relieving the countv court of any responsibilities, except ing as to tne uuiiaing or bridges. 'J lie road tax of the district Is the same as now. 10 cents on the J 100 valuation. and Is collected as heretofore, but It Is turned over to these commission sioners. who have sole control of the funds. The law also gives the voters of the district the right to vote bonds for roaa purposes. Mound City It Is said Is now taking the Initial steps looking to the orssn- Izatlon of a district under this stat ute. There Is a statute which gives the right to communities other than In corporated cities to organize special road districts, and we understand New Point and Fortescue are discuss log this matter. Our Business Firms. County Collector Alklre Is now a busy man, and lie and Deputy Kverett Meyer are hustling to collect the cur rent land, personal and school taxes, and In addition they are notifying the various merchants and manufacturer to come forward and pay their annual tax. The folllowlng Is a list of theso merchants, together with the valua tion of their Stock for taxable pur poses, and tho amount of tax levied: MOUND CITY. Merchants. Valuation. Taxes. L. K. Armstrong t 600 10 03 Alklre Si Dunnlgan... (KM 128 Uennett Lumber Co.. 3,500 It 63 W. II. Hurnett loo 2 13 Henry llonness 1,000 21 30 Frank Crouse Co 1 07 Claude Clark coo 12 78 . It. Carter Store Co. 10,000 310 80 John Donan 370 7 80 S. Fuller 650 11 72 C. Hastings l.V) 3 20 Hlncs St Ilertram 450 0 69 Harmon Drug Co 1,500 31 05 John Hester 2Pi) I 2il U.K. Harrison 20 43 W. S, lllatt 70 1 Co Letey Johnson Lum ber Co 0,000 100 CO Walter Kee CO I 07 Keeres-llraggAutoCo. COO 10 05 U. G. Keaster 20 4.1 D. V McDonald .V Co. 41 u Co Mcllobcrts llros 1,500 31 05 M. ( Furniture Co. . . 3,0iM (13 no M. C (IroceryCo l.Coo 3t 05 Mitchell Mer. Co 3.0m) WW H. Mitchell 1,000 21 .1-1 (I Melvln l,25o 2-1 C3 Christie Miles 200 4 2il Fred Powers soo 12 7 II. Pointer 250 f. .'3 GW. Postal 10 22 People's Meat Market 350 7 hi Riley llros 750 15 Oh W. I.. Illlle .V Co ... C,M KM CO Standard Oil Co O.M 13 21 El D. Shcllenhcrger . 15AM 310 CO Martha Snider 200 4 2l Terhune Si Voting... 2,500 5.1 Clias. Wehrll A: Son . 1,250 20 D.P.Wilson 700 14 Geo. W. Wright 30 John L. Vous .100 tl Total Cv.'.two (1,501 78 FOIICST CITV. Merchants. Valuation. Tax Alklre Mer. Co.... tl,2O0 172 li. Ilrock l.V i 2 Cotten .V Lyons .. 2.C00 4.1 Wm. Crawford.... 1,000 17 Anna .1. Kfner.... 20 John France, Jr... 1,200 20 C. France 650 l Chas. Fllnn 170 Mrs. M. M. Fields. .V.M C U. W. Fawks l.00 31 F. C. Mill Co 2,500 43 W.J. Glass 250 4 J. I). Glass 650 li M. Joins 170 2 T. M. Kirk 220 3 W. K. Richardson. 2,500 43 St.Joe Hay & Feed Co 200 3 Spoer & Thornhlll. 4,000 i,o I.M.Shumate.... 20 Teare Iiros 1,750 30 W.S.GIITord&Co. COO tl K. G. Cox 2 500 40 CO armera' Klevator Co. I'M 10 74 Slrum Grimth 200 3 72 Horn AOIIIcnwsler .. 150 2 80 K. Judy 2,200 40 02 Lucas Willis Lumber Co 3.600 DC 10 It. II. Lawrence 270 G 01 Frank Parson 270 C 01 RIITe Mer. Co 2,500 40 CO Scrlvner Si Allen 6,000 03 00 Ora Scrlvner 7,000 130 20 Maurice Stokes 900 10 71 W. S. Thomson Si Son 2,600 40 CO C. M. Wlcklscr 1,300 21 18 Total 131,810 (302 28 MA1TLAND. Merchants. Valuation. Taxes. P. L. Ilohart (3.000 (8tl CO I. II. Ilohart 300 S 10 H. T. Dundy 660 0 5'.' ed Carpenter 10 18 V. O. Chambers 200 3 41 City Meat Market ... . (UM 10 38 R. Colllson & Son. . 7,500 120 75 Ilyron Dawson 550 u C2 W. II. Dellord 140 2 43 Kdward St Craw ford . . t.000 no 20 Ilodglns llros 3,000 CI no Illinois Oil Co 850 II 71 II. R. K. Kelley 1,V 25 05 Maltland Coal Co 1,000 17 30 M.J.Morford Ii50 1125 C. It. Moor COO 8 05 D. M. Mcllugh it Son. 1,200 20 70 McXatll Si Smith 4,5oo 77 85 C. W. Nute .V Son.... 35tl 0 OH II. S. Now land 700 12 II 0. A. llozell 170 2 05 L. D.Summers I.ooo 17 30 Williams Drug Co.... 2,500 1.1 Albert ltclnotd 400 4 02 Total (37,170 Mil 111 tlKIKLOW'. Merchants. Valuation. W. L.Carlton 750 W.H.Carlton l.'xi R. Krusor 1h)0 Mrs. G. M. Larraliee... loo 0. S. McKco 1,200 II. F. Schoonover 10 John F. Iden no Coke Jackson CO Total (,3220 COIININO. Merchants. Valuation. F. Ilosch 450 A. Christen 1,750 Total Merchants. OIIKOON. Valuation. Auto Sales Co COO K. Hunker COO Hurrler St Schulte 1 ,600 Lin Carroll 250 C. B. Castle 300 Cook St Foster COO Dawson St Moore 000 Dawson -Campbell Clo thing Co 2,600 Harvey Kvans 2,000 T. G. Frye Si Sons 50 Frank Foster 100 Kreek Si llasness 4,000 C. W. King 3,500 Keeves-llragg AutoCo.. 3,500 D. M, Martin 1,000 N. P. Moore 100 F. S. Noland 80 Moore & Kreek 2,000 Mrs. K. A. Netherland. 300 Oregon Drug Co 800 O. Plumbing and Heat ing Co 220 T. L. Price 2,200 K. O. Phillips 1,000 Jessie Quick 220 J. II. Runyan 2,200 Ituley & Kunkel 3,000 Standard Oil Co 780 Schulte & Kunkel 3,000 The Fltts-Hunker Mer. Co 4,500 Jonas Watson 500 $122 0 2 Taxes. 10 45 10 43 21 35 C 23 tl 10 45 12 54 Ii2 41 80 13 CO 18 81 83 (10 73 15 73 15 20 00 2 00 1 118 41 80 II 27 Ki 4 01 45 03 33 44 4 01 45 08 (12 70 111 39 (12 70 04 05 10 45 Total (43,(150 1003 40 C1IAIO, Merchants. Valuation. Taxes, 0. W. Anlbal & Co. . . . M ,500 127 00 G, O. Deri 400 7 44 BrownBeldas Teare... 500 9 30 J. T. Carlton 250 406 I 1. S. Dankers , Schooler llros J. F. Osborne Let) Walter II. Williams.... W. J. Swan i'hleman & Ilosch Total Merchants. W.S. Gregory W. S. Ilodgln S. G. Klefer Si Son. W. K. Metcalf G. T. Metcalf & Co J. It. Wilson Whllmore& Craig. .. I.hoo . . 3,500 .. 1150 .. 1,600 . . 200 20 .. .'100 (10,170 mimic. Valuation. I COO 2.600 1,350 30 , 1,200 , 30 CO Total (5,niio I'OIITKSUUK. Merchants. Valuation. Arkansas Lumber Co. .. Sl,500 C. W. Craig 1,500 S. M. Howard Si Co.... 1,750 lllanche Meyer 100 Fred A. Rhetts 100 D. W. Acton CO Taxes, fill 73 3 35 20 0' 2 23 2D 70 2.1 1 10 I 1 171 Hi Taxes. 7 1 27 Ml 28 41 .V, .10 10 28 2.1 70 3 KI 32 I 71 (ino 7'J Taxes. ( 8 115 43 25 23 .'III 53 20 7i I 63 (07 03 Taxes. m 85 28 05 3.1 1 03 1 03 8: Total (8,000 (151 20 NKW POINT. Merchants. Valuation. Taxes Geo. W. Lent 12,600 110 75 John A. Lent 120 1 00 J. P. Ruhl 300 4 80 Total (2,020 NAl'lKK. Merchants. Valuation. S. A. llabb.. I 350 W. 0. Craig 1,250 F. It. Johnson 150 47 00 Taxes. (I 70 21 13 2 00 Total (1,750 (33 10 MANUrAGTUIIBItS. Numo. city. ValUHllnii. Tixoi. K. II. Stout, .Mtltltnd 11,30V ! 49 Ort'gou CuiiDlnx Co Orritmi 1.000., John Hpviir P. C... F. 0. IcuC P.O.... SI. O. Klrctrlc Unlit Co M.O.... M. 0. HottllnK Wirl M.O ... M.C. Mill Co, .51.0..... Total , 1,000.. 1.HO. , 1,000, . , 3.W0 . I M INK) Si M 110 County Court. The county courtwasln session live of the six days of last week, and It being a regular term much business was transacted. On Thursday the court made lis regular quarterly In spection of the poor farm, and found everything In a most excellent condi tion. Superintendent Fuhrman keeps the patients 0 men and one female, well fed with good and wholesome food and their quarters faultlessly clean. The Missouri Iron and Ilrldge com pany was granted a sixty days' exten sion for the completion of a bridge over the Nodaway ditch, which was to have been completed by November I, 1015. C. C. Lawrence through the court asked the secretary of state for the Issuance of a patent to certain lands southeast of Mound City, originally purchased by Richard Haguy, Law rence being the assignee for llagby. The court Instructed County Hlgh way Engineer Perct to contract with II. Richards, agent of the Mill Creek Drainage district, for the use of the Prussmsn lateral right-of-way n section 2.1,5'), 38. Robert A. Kunkel petitioned the court to change road In section 3.1, township til, range 38-ln Ilenton township, and the county surveyor as ordered to view the change and mako his report at tho December term of court. County Highway Engineer l'eret recommended the pajmenl tuThomas Calu the sum of (150 xs damages, for public road through his land, In section 31, ill, .17. The recommenda tion was approved by thu court, and the road ordered established and add ed to district 13, New Point. C.J. Fuhrman, superintendent of the poor farm, tiled his quarterly re port: Itecelpts, (080. 12; expenditures, (110.80. Inmates, males, li; female, t. The Jerry How lett heirs being er roneously assessed for 1015 taxes, with (180 personal, the same was ordered reduced to (250. Oregon Canning factory being erro neously asseted for taxes for 1015, with (300 personal, the same being found to be a doublo assessment on personal and manufacturers' assess ments, the former stricken from the tax list. The state auditor was authorized to draw his warrant In favor of Sebourn Carson, county treasurer, for the amount of county foreign Insurance tax apportioned to thu county, Octo ber 1, ami the county clerk authorized to apportion such sum. John Prather, not being a resident the county, Roscoe ltoss was named as overseer of Squaw Creek, district 1 1, for the term expiring Feb- uary, loin, and bond tlxed at (200. Sheriff uelvlri tiled his report of fees collected for the quarter ending September 30; (.111.10, Circuit Clerk Dunham tiled his ab stract of petit Jurors' certlllcates for October term, 1015, (005 10; grand ury, (24(1.25. County Clerk Kunkel tiled his quar terly report of fees collected: (1,454. 63; less clerk's salary, (100; deputy lire, (.'UK); excess of fees, (751.53, which was ordered paid Into the county treasury. W. L. Catron and wife petitioned the court for the vacation of Tarklo and Kulo streets and alley running south from Third street through block 12, In Illgelow, on the ground of their being useless as thoroughfares, the same to revert to the original owners, Mr. Catron and wife. The pnltlon was granted. The court was also petitioned to vacate all that part of Second street lying west of the west line of Rulo street, extending between blocks 4, 7, 5 and (l, and all of that part of Third street extending west from the west line of Second street, between blocks 7-13, and 0 14; also that part of Tarklo street south from the north line of Second street, to the south line of Third street, between blocks 0 and 7, all In the town of Dlgelow, the prop erty belhg unused, and asks that the property be ceded to Consolidated district, No. 2. The petition was granted. VI 30 II li ..III.WXI $303! Hat Grown Some. George Stephenson, wife and daugl ter, Mrs. J. K. lluntz, were St. Jo seph visitors, Thursday of last week. They were accompanied by Uncle Mike Stephenson, who Is here, visit ing, Uncle Mike thought St. Joseph had grown some alnce he left here, 65 years ago, and thought he recognized the old corner, aoutheast of Second and Francis streets, where the old postonlee used to be. of Here From Kansas. Thomas Holton, wife and two sons, narvey and Robert, of Frankfort, Kansas, came over In their car, Wednesday, and returned to their home, Friday morning. They were here, visiting her mother, Mrs. Min nie Eller, brother, John; brother, Matt and family, and Miss Gusta Up perman. As they came they made a brief stop to visit Grandfather Streck ebeln, and aunt, Mrs. Settle Tapkln, of St. Joseph, who accompanied them to Oregon to visit her son. Fred Phil brtck and family, and who returned with them as far as her home In St. Joseph. , I'lViiiHYi in( Vf'i i vv.-ylaiitisitivi i 3J. iv ilka..