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ANOTHER Hlli FIRK AT CRAIG.
Fire tt That Place Lest Friday Ni.bt Damafes Main Business Section Low About $12,500. (My our t'rnlK Cipfrrpinl-nt.i Friday night, November th , at 1:4.", lire hu discovered In the Wleklser meat market and grocery store, In Craig, l'cople had hardly none to bed and many were at the opera house, attending a show . The bucket brigade was quickly formed, but for quite a while no one seemed to know what to do or where to atari, The lire waslo cated In the ware room of the brick building. There was a metal shed at tached to the rear of the brick build Ing, where Mr. Wleklser had Ids lea plant. Those who tirst arrived on the scene could not locate the eiact place of the Hre on account of the smoke. A fire so early In the evening and of hucIi head-way seemed to strike the workers with terror. It was well atarted before any one knew a thing about It. It burned all between the old I'harmacy Smith building and the Ilacket building. The workers at once came to the conclusion that the build Ing could not be saved) and every ef fort was made to prevent the spread' ing of the tire. Men worked like "Turks," and a million gallons of water was at hand In quick time. The metal shed to the rear of the building was In the way to gel at the seat of Die lire. The losses were, as we are able to get them, as follows: (J. M. Wleklser, grocery and meats, loss entire stock, about tl,w).00; In' s tired for I:.V0.m. The building own ed by It. M. Uullllams, valued at 2,500 00; Insured for tl.ooo no. TheO. U. Herts bakery, loss 11,000 00; Insured for ;O0.oo, The Itoot harries shop, loss entire shop, about fi'iOOOU; no Insurance. The McCoy Druthers barber shop, entire los, and IriMiraiico to cover, The buildings the last three bul ncsscs were In were owned by Clin McCandllsh, with CMkki.oi) Insurance. These same places were consumed , by II ro the morning of the -th of He ccmber, I!hi. The location of the present tire was never fully found, so that It could be gotten at, and It seemed that the workers werehandloppcd foraleader, yet after some lime spent In try Ing to locate the lire, every onu seemed to drop Into a place and the work of protecting the rooms of the Itackcl and other adjacent buildings went on with uniformity in elTort and good results. The ptople of Craig rcalle now, as never before, the necessity of ample tire protection The trusting to the unorganized efforts of volun tvers will never keep down thai feel1 Ing of Insecurity Our volunteers are as able a bunch of tire tighter as are found anywhere, and In ilijs past have done murvelous work and hate put out tires that would do honor to a well -equipped lire dep-trtmenl. Hut 1'rl day night's conlUgrattun seemed toal the very beginning strike terror to the hearts of the lire tlghturs of other limes, ll was so far devulupedandso much smoke and such a little hlaze ami sodlllk'ult to reach with buckets that men were almost willing to glu- up before starting. It would not be hard to bond the city this week for lire protection, were il submitted toa vote. Mr. Wleklser has purchased new stock and Is doing business In the Phillips building. The McCoy llroth ers have arranged to be housed In Frank Parson's Jewelry store and have ordered a complete outfit of tlner and better equipment. Mr. Hoot has opened up In the old Itrick Hotel. It will be some time before ilerls will be able to cater to the public, as he will be required to build an oven, etc. We understand that the places will be built up again, belter and more substantial and larger than before. The origin of the lire will never he known. O. H. S. Notes. The new high school building Is rapidly nearlng completion. Contractor Schrage says that he ex pects to havo everything ready for school at the beginning of the new year. It it about time to begin mak ing plans for a grand opening. As this Is one of the Important events In the progress of Oregon, let every one take a hand In a celebration that will be Httlng to audi an event. Let us havo your suggestions. The boys of the II. S. organized a basketball team, this week, and ex pect to soon be able to contest with neighboring teams. The girls have played for a number of years, and tiave begun to feel like they are equal to the best of them. It has always been a difficult matter to obtain a place to play, after the weather began to be unsuitable for outdoor games. This year we expect to make good use of the new gymnasium. While Miss Kalb was attending the Teachers' Meeting at Kansas City, the girls of the prospective Teachers' Training class were getting some practical experience In teaching the Meond and third grades. Instead of employing a substitute teacher this year, the School Hoard, la having the substitute work done by the members of the "T. T." class, under the direc tion of the faculty. X, Death ol Mr. Sarah Helen Stoke. (Ily our CrulK CurropunJent ) What was exDected. but tet shocked the community more than any news nas tor many atys, was me sau news that Mrs. John Stokes, widow of the late .loh n W. Stokes, had paasedaway at her home about seven o'clock, No vember u. Mrs. sioKes naa ucen sui ferlmr and was In what was known as a very dangerous condition for some- in n near two weens wnen t ie ena ami In Its vet unexDected war. Mrs. Stokes' maiden name was Miss Sarah Helen Parker, born In Merdosla, Illinois, April is, isis. sue was .o years, (I months and 11 days old the day of her death. She became the wife or John W. stokes, June U7, Itwi, in her sixteenth year. They were married In Hannibal. Missouri, where the young people had gone to avoid me wratn or an irate inner, uecause of the extreme youth of the irlr I. This young couple began life In Morgan county, Illinois, where they resided for six Years: durlmr Dart of the lime Mr. Stokes waa serving his country In the Federal army. They came lu Ok, uuuia in io'ii, w iicio uicj resided for two years, and then came to Holt county, where they have made their home ever since, save for a few years that they lived In St. Joseph. Their first home was on a farm, about four miles north of Craig, known now as me Jonn i.ong piace. They were irraclouslr blessed with seven children an follows: Emma, who was the wire or John ii. Williams. died November 30, 1BU1: Kannle, wife of George Secrest, died June S, liioa. The living children are: Albert II., our efficient station agent; James II,, one of Craig's honored attorneys: ami wr a numuer oi years associates with his father In the law practice; Stella, wife of James II. McCandllsh, who Is associated with A. It. Stokes In the management of the Ilurllngton business In Craig; Lalhrop C, Identi fied wlili the business aiTalrsof Craig: Maurice, me uany or tiie ramiiy, en iraired In the druir business In L'rahr there are eleven grandchildren, elirhl bois and three ulrls. Mrs Stokes took great delight In her children and grandchildren, always Insisting on having them all as near tier as possmie. nne was me guiding star of the children, to whom they ail went for council and advice. Strom; In mental power, she ruled with a uiin-uan suirit not i iter litis lanu anu children. The long liaid roads In life were made shorter and easier by tier loving imposition aim nappy way of tlndirn; the uood In all thlinrs. Tnesiliv. Juno 'JT. list 1. was the date of the celebration of the Uolden wei il nir of i lis mated coudIh. Many will remember the ocaslon as one of l ie land marks In the hWtorr of Craig's society events, when these happy folks Invited In the country side to celebrate their llfty years through pleasure and through cloudy weather, throuuh pain and sorrow, through flower .trewn path and happy bower. The struggle iiirougii nie s pleasures ann sorrows was t nallv broken tiv the death of her devoted husband, Sep tember 17, U'l.'l. Mr. Stokes calm y surmounted the shrck and tolled on amidst the love for her children anil her devotion to them until the cnii.lajlng down lire a labors with the fortitude and courage of a heroine She has been a conns lent member of the Christian church fur more than thirty tears, and her man) brothers and sisters In Christ ween io earn oi isr loss, i er tunerai sermon was ureached at the Christ lati cliurrli in Craig at one o'clock last sunnay. The church was tilled beyond Its capacity ami mus inn tne community exemuuiv us ove ami uetoiion to this noble woman. The Scripture esson was rcau rrom joiiii: H hi. The text was taken from James 1:14 anil.lohnr:''s. serv ces wereconduct- ed bv Klder (. II. Loom!, of Mound City, assisted by dev. V 1'. Hrewster ot tne rresnyturian cuurcii. inter ment was at the beautiful New Liberty cemetery, where the body will remain until the dawn of that re splendent day wlifiithedead In Christ snail come lorui aim ue wiiu mm for eer more. Body Found After Nearly A Year. illy our Criittt Corii-nN)iitli-iit,i The body of Carl Wlemers. who was urowned in tne Missouri uiver. me Jiltli of December last, waa found near Wathena, Kansas, October 'Jiiih, by a couole of hunters. The body was burled In the sand and butallltlewas exposed. The hunters Informed the undertaker at Wathena and he took the body and buried It Inthelielmonl cemetery at mat piace. Carl Wlemera was a brother to Mrs. William Wellman. and on the day af ter Chrlttmas crossed the river, from Ids home with theWellmani.toKergo to do some business at mat place. Late In the eveiihur of that day lie started home across tho river and Is supposed to have lost his way. He was tracked through the snow on the Ice don n the rher to an air hole. Search has been kept up ever since for the body. Mr. Wlemers' father offered a hundred dollars' reward for the body, but finally the family con eluded that It would never be recov ered. In the meantime the father died and the reward expired with his death. Coleman David, a nephew by marriage, has kept up a continual look-out for the Mndinir of the body. Last Friday he learned of the finding oi tne nunters near wamena, ana on Monday went to Wathena to identify the body. He readily recognized the shoes, over-shoes, underwear and other clothing worn by the lost man; a pocket book, conning 17 cents, and a knife that Mr. David had given him as a present, It lias not been determined what disposition will be made of the body, as several brothers and sisters will have to be consulted concerning the matter. Lost. Lost Between Oregon and the ShallTer school district, one and a half-dozen teaspoons, one desert spoon, one 'souvenir spoon, Denver, Col., ail sterling silver, and several plated teaspoons. The stiver spoons were marked with Initials "Nor"M" and wrapped up In a green felt cue. Finder liberally rewarded by retnrn Ing to tills office, or to Warren Camp bell, Oregon, Ho. Farmers' phone. County School Note. Several weeks aso the suoerlntend- ent had the pleasure of visiting an of tne scnoois oi ivonsonaaiea District, No. 3, but one. This school was not by any means forgotten. It waa mere ly icit over unui me roaos leading to It should become passable, so the morning of Oct. 21 was spent at Walker school with Mr. Stanley and Ids forty-one pupils. There are ten pupils In the tlrst grade, two In the second grade, one In the third grade, eight In the fourth grade, ten In the nun, eignt in me seventh, ana two In the eighth grade. u.llliezilli wo enioted visit in Miss Andes' school at llaubv. Here we louna an enrollment oi nineteen, all of whom were Dresent. 111... Villi V.VIIICI Q IUUIIU 0II9S A. V r . I . r. . . .. - . I Randall and tier dud a all emraired In the quarterly examination. There are seventeen enrolled, sixteen of wnom were present. At Kelso we found the lamest en rollment In the whole ot Consolidated District. No. 4. viz.. fortv.lwo. Tlier all seemed to be having a happy time wiiu uieir icscner, miss iierma Mor ris. At Kelso we line a beautiful yard and a very nice building ot two rooms, i am in nopes in another year we may see our way clear to us Ing the now vacant room and giving to Consolidated District, No. 4, the advantage of at least one or two years of high school work. -me nextacnooi visited was atcutp, wnere miss auoib nreeic naa cnariru of twenty-five pupils. Karly on the morning of Nov. '2, the auperlntendent found herself south of i-orest uiy in me Chambers district Here Hiss Jessie Hovd la teach nc a school of fourteen children, the high est class being t lie nth irrada. About half put twelve we left Chambers and proceeded on our way to ShallTer The roads have been In a dreadful condition all summer and fall, we found a force or men out working there, and already thev seemed much Improved. Just where me roan turns west mere was a very bad place over which brush and sap lings had been thrown: fearing for her tires, the superintendent decided lo leave tier car at this point and walk the remilnilerof tlm way a little less than a mlle-to the school house. Miss Adeline Jamison has charge of mis scnooi, ami sue arm ner cniinreii seemed much Interested In their work. Her enrollment was twenty four, everyone of whom was present The meeting of the Stato Teachers' Association at Kansas City Is now a thing of tho past. (Julie a number of Holt county teachers were In attend ance: next week we shall have a list of their names. We all soent an en Joyable as well as a very profitable time. One ol the speakers. Dr. Kd ward A. Stelner. Professor of Applied Christianity In Orlnncll College, Iowa, gave an aoie aunrcss on " t lie chal lenge of the American Sptill." He said: "America Is a united nation: the hyphen hu vanished even from the vote-seeking speeches of the po litical campaigners. America hu in come a tremendous world power and louay is recognireu uyme warring na lions as the true International con science. America ha a great Inter national education. America Is.aot outs de the war even now. its' re sponsibility Is great and well defined 11 must iiirin in I lie warfare or es Is not iiecessarlly with gun or sword, but II must he prepared " nocior nieiiier would answer mo.su who object to the pacific policies of President Wilson In tlieso words: "Inllnlteiy belter a hen than a vul ture. Thev characterize our nroiiil eak'le as a I'lvinutitli Itock. and class our foreign policy uhen-house philos ophy. Let them, America has no semblance or the vulture, and her po sition tndav Is as It should bit neii tral The challenge or the American spirit Is hacked hy a century of deeds not paralleled in me History of any nation. Ours Is a nation :inirl In Its broad democracy are Umbers of oak, free from the false, caste struc tures that break at a critical lime and plunge a million people Into con met . We not only refused the Chinese Indemnity otTered us at the close of troubles, but advised them to spend It on tne education or tlielr neon e. When holdlnir the 1'hllloDlnes In a mailed list we not only paid Spain for mem, we sent engineers to uuna roads, sold era to fell the forests, ex oerta to drive out diseases. and when the path wu made we aent teachers to spread the truth to the natives. Can a broad conception based on such sterling principles bend to the petty bickerings or sgitatora in a per iod like thlsy Emphatically no, America Istinlled. in aueneratlon l.'i million people of foreign birth have entered our gates and have for ever merged Into our national life." Teachers, do not forget that teach- era' meeiimis win be hold in me roi lowing towns of the county on Satur day, Nov. '20, beginning promptly at 1:30 p. m.: Mound City, Forest City, Fortescue, Craig, Maltland, and New Point. The Oregon Teachers' Iteadlnc Cir cle will meet at the superintendent's office on this Friday evening, Nov. 12. The first three chapters of llagley's scnooi Discipline win ue discussed. ALIIRIITA GltKKN-MllUIIV, County Supertntencent. Too Many Jimson Seeds. On lut Thursday, the fourtli Inst, little Thelma. three-year old daueh ter of Chas. Klefer, of Forbes, wu suddenly seized with violent con vulsions. Dr. Walker, of Forties, wu hastily summoned and worked faith fully for several hours, buttonoavlal, for the child wu wild, and began to turn acanet red. nr. igvans, or mis cltv. was then called In consultation. and after getting the convulsions partlv undor control, the doctors were satisfied that the poison that caused them, wu In the bowels, so a large nose oi cutor on wu given and me reault wu about one half teasDoonful ot jimson seed passed, that the child nan eaten wuue outplaying mat oay. Little Thelma Is on the road to re covery now, and a load of anxiety Is lifted off her parents. She Is said to be one of the brightest and sweetest little gins in tnat vicinity. Harold ninde, of Kansu City, vis ilea in uregon wnn iiisgranaperents pete uaibraitn ana wire, ana grand motner, mis, nigra xiinue. The B. I. L's. Entertained. The ladies of the P. K. O. society entertained their uubiida ana geu- liemeii Itiends, lralerniiy kiiuwii u . i. us,, ur urumer-in-iaws, on Wednesday evening ol last week, No vember J, at Hie spacious liume ot Mr. and Mrs. U h, Hunker, which wss beaullluily decorated niiii chry santhemums. Il waa simply another ot those deilghtlui uccsluus so Char acteristic of me P. K. O'a. the committee sis charge showed rare ability in aetlaing eiilei tainmeiit mat really entertained. 'Hie kWloiuitlCal suellliiir match. chauipluned b Mrs. 1,C. Dungaiiaim Mr. uuueri Muniugoiiiery, was fierce ly contested, After referee, Mrs. It. C. Kunkel, blew me whistle- ana called lime, and urihoepist, Mrs, a. Vanlfusairk, an nounced mat lienors were equal, de cisiuu by lot wm agreed upon, fortune iavonug Mrs. a. u. uungaii. in me versatility contest me adits voted to Mr. araim Alien the urlze lor general proficiency in leminliie technology, wuiie Misa HortenseDun- gati received the masculine vote for general comprehension ot affairs re lative to men. The li. 1. Li a. round tlielr Dinners for refreshments by descriptive vers es, each cleverly describing a P. K. O. present. Su accurate were the de scriptions that neither deiay nor con tusion resulted, save In the Instance of The ladv who was till ind sweet. Wiiu cuny hair and great big feel." After chicken salad, hot b scull. plcales, olives, coffee. Ice cream, cake and candy, J udge O' allon wu suffi ciently revived lu say a few words of appreciation on behail of the II. 1. Li s., winie a glance at the clock, suit- &esled the parody, "Oh, It's Nice lo u Home in me Morning." Thus elided another chapter. "Thank Uoodness." A H.l.L. Troubles of Their Own. CI.I - I....I.. .... ..ll ( aaui a iiaiiinaic ucaiBi; I eupie ur der five cents worth of stovepipe and then make us put up the pipe for them." "Vou don't know what trouble Is," said a butcher to the hard- naru mail. " person oruereu lUCeilLS worth ol purk chops and had themiie- Ili'Mri.fl. .-.IWltl ll.Ul I, MP. Ml, ll lu-ltl'uPMl that we had sent her l" cents' worth nmcau oi in cents, noriii,anisiieasK ed us to call at her home lor the ex tra live cents' worth." Hopkins i,WU,(lll, James Itostock had business In St, Joseph, .Monday evening. For tint class Kodak supplies and llnlslilug, go lu i; K. Weary, Oiegon, Mb. Up ul Mm I'd ll.nu,, nl ll.l. city, are the new lessees of the Hotel Woodland. Cord rev llros. report the sales of I'.ilil Huomoblle-. toJas. Curdrcv and Chas. ftvans and a model "11" to Herman t audit r, last weex. -Mrs. W. II, (ialbrallh. cf St. Jo seph, accompanied by her Utile son, Wllberl, were the guesla of Pa and Ma, Pete Ualbrallh, Saturday and aunuay. Arthur Pelree. wife and three. children, were here over Sunday, visi ting her father, W. II. Itichards, and sister, Lois, and his brother, Frank anil 111111). - Itecurder Hankers is now tniklnu his miscellaneous records, with :t typewriter, and It makes a handsome record, and occupies less space than ii nriuen out. For Sale or Trade A oood carriage. Call on or address. E. A. Kunkel. Orcnon. Mo.. Route, 5. -fian. vitas q vtihbifj mill UAUKIIlUit Nail lis uura In Ct IasuisIi - Ms tPI a ... r., ... 1.. ....I .1 ! uvt uwacaui m9, titan Ul day. going down to accompany Mrs. M. K. Crowell home, who had been upciaicu uu u uuspnai mere. ludge Dungan Is holding open home this week, and the various ad- , tiviaiu,., MVV.U1UU, aim ifuarui- ans are occupying the attention of nm juuKcuii, in a must entertaining llllICI Mrs. 0. II. Wataon Is In Kinnu City, this week, attending to aome uusiuess maiiers, ana it is a safe bet that George during her absence will make the most of his time, nlivlnir biictncra- Mrs. Martha Crowell, who hu been a Hospital patient at St. Joseph, for the past four weeks, has so far Improved as to be able to return to her home In this city, Saturday of iub ni'CK, A. K. Kunkel accomiunleil l,v Will L. Moore, Paul Frye and J. If. Iveeves. drove to St. .losenh MnmUv evening, in Albeit'a new Ford tour ing car, mat ne purchased from the iveeves uragg auio vo. It was a great pleasure to us to ue honored witn a can, Tuesday ot this week, from Mrs il. M. Gull Hams and her daughter. Mrs. O. IV. Anlbal, of Craig, who were having business In the probate court. Thev never pus us by when In the city, anu wo appreciate mis laci. L. I. Moore, having on November 10th, sold his Interest In the Moore Si Kreek grocery store to Will L. Moore. all accounts of the old firm, of Moore k tweea, are due. i lie accounts and notes are In the hands of L. I. Moore at the X30K Bi ltoeckr Hank tor col lection. Pleue call there and settle. I'.irmi-r.' I'lmne, W, Murtlii Phone, 81 DR. W. W. TURNER Osteopathic Physician. Rheumatism, Nervoua Diseases and all acute diseases treated by .Osteo pathic methods. OtUce In Martin. building, ad. totnlnir 1!. O. Dilnirin'a law office. OREGON, . MISSOURI. 8 To the We have taken over the grocery stock of Moore & Kreeks, but have decided to do business under the same name. Our intentionsare to do a clean, first-class business with courteous treatment and to give the people value re ceived at all times. We will be glad to have ou call and see us. Make your headquarters with us. Goods delivered in . the city promptly. Yours for a square deal in groceries, H. E. KREEK, WILL L. MOORE, Oregon, Mo. l DOLLAR This store will offer bigger inducements than ever for DOLLAR DAY Thursday. November 18th. Don't fail to be here. Derge-Bodenhausen 0 Clothing 7th and Felix PHOTOS For CHRISTMAS Cost Less NOW Is the time to P. E,. WEARY PHOTOGRAPHER Oregon, Ho. Frank Foster Is almost unap proachable, he hardly speaks to his wife, and all on account of killing a wild goose, last week, We understand there la aome dispute as to whether the goose wu wild, or a tame decoy goose. Public I DAT I i Company ST, JOSEPH, HO REMEMBRANCES and Are Appreciated More. have your sitting. The M In tons had possession ot the probate court early Monday morn ing; D. n., 0. n., and J. I,., of the Fortescue section were before the court In the Intereat of the It. M