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llie Sill
Highland Ditch Completed.
Engineer Morris, engineer of the
Jllghland Drainage district, was up In
that section last week and made hl
final estimate of excavation, thus clos
ing up the affairs on the completion
of the work In this reclamation
This project consists of two ditches,
designated as the cast and west
The west branch begins on tho line
between Holt and Atchison counties
at the northeast corner of the north
west quarter of Section 10, Township
33. Range 38 i thence In a southwest
erly direction to the north line of
Squaw Creek, a distance of nearly
seven miles with a uniform fall of
10',4 feet per mile; widt' of base at
lower end, 16 feet, and nt the upper
end, 8 feat, with a slope of one half
to one loot.
The cast branch begins near the
northwest corner of the southwest
quarter of Section 28, Townshm 63,
Range 38; thenco In a southwesterly
course nbout DHmllcs Intersecting the
west branch, with n foil of 1 3fcet per
mile, excepting nt the lower end,
where It has a fall of 1014 feet per
mile. Width of base at lower end Is 12
feet, and at the upper end is six feet
wide nni, slopes to one-half to one
The two ditches contained 287,012
cubic yards of earth, which was con
tracted to be removed at a cost of
12 3-4 cents per cubic yard, amount
ing to $.19,464.00.
This district, known as the Highland
Drainage district, is compered of some
3,000 acres, and drains what is known
ns the Minnesota Valley and eust to
wards Maltland section.
The petition was filed In our circuit
court by A. M. Tlbbels and . H.
Richards, August, 1U16, and the dis
trict came Into existence by decree of
our circuit court in October, 1916. Tho
petition cited its purpose ti straighten
Squaw Creek and drain lands In 62,
63, 38 in 62, 39.
The first board of commissioners
nlti of Godfrey Marti, president;
I. W. Zachury. secrctary-trcnsurei;
Chailes Bandies, W. C. Andes nnd
Arch Hecner.
Win. M. Morris, engineer.
Tibbcls and Klchards, attorneys.
Commissioner to assess benefits
nnd damages consisted of A. W. Van
Camp, John K. Sinter and Frank
In July, 1918, tho commissioners by
vote of land owners, authorized tho
Issuance nf xifinnn in r. m-mhi iu...t..
to run sixteen years, which were sold
to the Compton Bonding Company, of
St. Louis, at 9814 per ccnti these
bonds were delivered September 23,
March 11. 1918. the contract for ex,
cavntlng was let to Frank B. Stevens,
of Genesee, III., at liltic per cubic
yard, ami he began work July 13,
1918, and the woik was finished the
last wcck of April, 1920, excavating
287,012 cubic yards, bcln- 12,988
yards less than tho oriirlnal estimate
as made by r.nglnccr Morris.
With tho completion of the Mich
land Draina"o canal, Holt county now
lias eight drainage canals In existence
for reclamation of overflow lands, and
one in couma of organisation Ilig
Tarklo, Little Tarklo, Mill Creek,
jugniami, squaw crecic, liossctt
Warner. Nodaway No.l Nodawav No,
2. Squaw Creek has not yet begun
its operation, only so far as organiza
tion, and the selection of commission
ers and engineers, but It is thought
the work of the engineering will begin
some time durlnir the present summer.
which promises to drain some 30.000
acres oi mo west bottom lands, which
la thought will cost some $300,000,
An Honor Well Put
Before adjournment last Friday,
.April 30, the Republican District
Convention at Savannah, selected D,
P. Dobyns as the Presidential Elec
tor from the Fourth Congressional
District, a graceful ending of a some
what turbulent convention, and the
only honor there given, that came un
sought, as in theory at least, all hon
ors political should come, but In prac
tical politic never do. The conven
tion in thus honoring D. P. Dobyns
honored itself. For over forty years
he has edited tho Holt County Sentinel,
and with Its associate editor, Tom
Curry, has mule it a power in the Re,
nublican circles in the Northwest
He is a representative of the Old
Guard In Republican nolltics. a hard
fighter In the arena, but when fight
ing Is over, a courteous, companion
able gentleman, and with the unusal
fncultyrif being able in after years
to entirely overcome the bitter feel
ings which battles within the party
over ieaa to, ana maxe oy lis concilia,
tory attitude, his bitter enemies with.
in tho party his warm friends, friends
who view with satisfaction and pleas
ure, the throwing by the District Con
vention of this laurel, wreathe to the
old veteran with as much real pleas
ure as he can himself possibly feel,
and he will wear the party wreathe
-veil, as it is a deserving nonor,
To stow old rucefully. to I
with the years. f, bind his erstwhile
political encmlsA now to him as
friends, .and In 1.1 the changes of the
years to carry the old time flag of
Republicanism wen to me ironi, is an
honor any man should be proud of,
and D. P. Dobyns has done all these
thlnra well, and the hat of every Re-
SubUean of Holt County goes off to
le District Convention for its gener
ous act in thus honoring the old time
veteran of the press, and one of the
staunch leaders of Republican thought
. in Northwest Missouri.
lCt Mls Gladys JSrhaifoyrho remajhi
TO'V, ;Wmvrem.AjTB van nignsuiDoi
Information to Tax-Payer.
Oregon. Mo.. May 6. 1020.
Editors Holt County Sentinel:
Dear Sir: For the purpose of
bringing to the attention of the tax
payers of Holt County, relative to the
proposition of voting nn Increased tax
for bridge and culvert purposes, 1
would be glad to have you publish the
following in this week's issue of your
In case the voters of the county
authorize the proposed increase, the
County Court has decided to expend
the revenue derived from such fhcrea-
. I ...... 1 1 I- -l. . 1 1. - 1 ( . , I I I
111 WSAUklVU. Ill Villi, VI till .HUllltlJ'UI
Townships in accordance with "and on
the basis of the taxable valuation.
The following table shows the present
valuation oi cacti Municipal Township,
setting out the rcvcni'c each will de
rive on a levy of CO cents on each $100
Clay $1,630,633.00
Hlckory .... 945,716.00
Nodaway . , . 636,556.00
Forbes 684,204.00
Liberty 1,418,895.00
llenton 2,055,'I27.00
Lewis 1,544,102.00
Lincoln 579,084.00
Union 1,245,007.00
Plot Murder Day.
Plots against the lives of more than
score of federal and state officials
have been discovered by the depart
ment of justice ns pait of radical May
way demonstrations.
The assassinations and assault At
torney General I'a'mcr snvs. were in-
eluded In the May day program or
ganized by the Communist Labor
party and other radical elements, nnd
were In addition to strikes nnd other
disturbance Intended by the radicals
ns nn ciion. in ocuau oi peace wltn
soviet Russia.
Mlnton 519 911.00
Forest 700,918.00
lllgclow .... 614,676.00
Total $12,176,058.00 $62,376.32
For the purpose of mnklnir n com
parison as to tho taxes paid for load
und bridge purposes 1 will use, for
example, the taxes paid for road and
bridge purposes in Drown County,
Kansas, which Is approximately tho
same as paid in counties adjoining
Missouri. In the states of Nebraska
and lown. A good 80-ncrc farm In
Brown county, Kansas, is assessed at
$6000.00, upon which the county levies
a tax of 46 cents on the $100 valuation
for road and bridge purpoi.es, muklng
a totaj tax of $27.00. In Holt county,
a good 80-ncrc farm Is assessed at
$2400.00. The tax levy being 35 cents
on the $100, makes our total road and
bridgo tux $8.40, tnereby making the
difference of $19.60 between the
amount paid by Ilrown county and that
of Holt county fur road und bridge
purposes. In case the voters nt the
special election authorize the County
Court to levy an Increased tax of 60
cents on the $100, tho amount derived
tncrerrum, together with the present
tax will make a tax of 120.40 nn a
good 80-ucre farm, which is still $6.60
short of the umount paid by Ilrown
county for the same "urposes in each
ami every year. I he-jrroposcil in
crease, if authorized, will run only for
n Period of three years.
I urn sure that every reader of your
paper knows that a great majority of
our cringes ami roans ure not up to
standard, ami that it is absolutely nec
essary to have more funds under pres
ent conditions to construct nnd main
tain good roads und bridges, und for
this reason only, the County Court has
decided to give the people of Holt
coi'Jity an opportunity to say whether
we snail or snuu not maintain and im
prove our roods and bridire.
i nave gone over tno situation in as
few words as possible, and In conclu
sion will say that I will be glad to go
.Scottish Kite meeting.
On the evening nf Anrll HMh. th
Holt County Scottish Idle Association
held a meetlnir of the clan ntthe lllah
School building In Mound City. This
was one oi me iiiggesl .Masonic func
tions ever nullnl nff In Unit rnnntv.
nnd cvclybody reports a most enjoy
able time.
Tho evening was launched by n
sumptuous feast, served by the ladles
of the Mound City Presbyterian,
Christian and Methodist churches.
One hundred and fitly-two "fell to,"
nftcr Drothcr Howard pronounced the
After the banquet the Indies retired
to the auditorium and were entertain.
ed with a concert by the Scottish Rite
Saxaphono quartette, while the
brethren held their annual business
session. At this meeting Urother
Howard S .Trart. K. C. C. II.. nf Ore
gon, was elected president for the en
suing yenr, anil Cecil Hlcliardson, of
Forest City, secretary-treasurer.
A rending by Mrs. It. A. Ilrown.
nnd u vocal duett by Mr. and Mrs. M,
I.. Ilatson, was followed by a very
able address from Judge A. II. Dun-
enn on "The Brotherhood of Man."
The remainder of the evening was
given over to the St. Joseph Scottish
Kite quartette nnd Saxaplionc quar
tette, who made time slin bv so fast
by their rendition of classical and
popular music Hint it was nearly mid
night when the audience reluctantly
broke up to go home.
over the matter personally with any
person or persons at, any time am
plain any. mutter At is not cleurl
Yours truly.
D. 11. KUNKKL.
County Clerk of Holt County.
A Great Time.
Tho Fourth Congressional Rcnubll
cans had a genuine Donnibrook time
at their convention, held at savunnun,
Friday lust, April 30, at which blows
were struck by St. Joseph men repre
senting tho two political factions fiom
that city.
The delegation from St Joseph,,
supporting c. u. rniuey, nested tne
retainers of John S. Hover, and Phllley
and L. C. Cottrell, of Savannah, were
elected national delegates to Chicago,
un roll call by counties, t-nuiey receiv
ed 41 votes, unanimous, or four more
than enough to elect, ns there were 72
delegates in the convention. Then
liucnanan county cost its ai votes lor
D. P. Dobyns, of Holt county, was
chosen as the canuiaate ior presi
dential elector for the Fourth district,
Later the resolutions committee' re-
Sort was adopted, indorsing Senator
elden -P. Spencer for re-election;
George h. Hackman for re-election as
state auditor, and Samuel O'Fallon, of
Holt countv, lor nomination lor attor
ney mineral. The Democratic national
administration was denounced in the
report as vacillating and as having
"brought us to the verge of bolshevlsm
and anarchy." The League of Nations
also was denounced.
The delegates from Holt county to
this convention were: W. II. Alklre.
R. T. Dobyns, R. R. Stevenson, Dert
Rozelle, A. M. Tlbbels, E. J. Kellogg,
Llovd Danker. O, A. Williams, Mrs.
A. M. Tlbbels, Mrs. A. O. Swope, Mr.
C. W. Glenn. Mrs. W. E. Blssett.-Mrs,
"lUleh Banks, Mr. N. L. Planalp, Mr.
L, J. D. Goodpasture and Miss Ethel Gas-
Several others from the county were
In attendance, among them being Mr.
and Mr. S. F. O'Fallon, Mrs. T. C.
Dungan. Mrs. W. L. Moore, P. H.
Raiser. D. W. Porter, C. W. Glenn and
several otliers.
Second Annltrrsary.
The Oregon Kcbckah lotlire, I. O. O.
, celebrated their second birthday, at
their lodge room, on Friday evening
o: last week, April 30, with u most
pleasing program. It w-n the eve
ning of their regulur meeting of the
lodve, as well us the anniversary ot
Its organization. After the regulur
lodge work, u prepared program was
Baccalaureate services, Sunday
morning, ,.iay 9, 10:46 o'clock.
Rev. M. II. Wilson, of Park Col
lege, will give the address.
Senior class present "You
Never Can Tell," n pleasant piny,
by ilrrnurd Shaw, Wednesday
evening, May 12, Martin Thentcr.
Tickets on sale at Phillips' dnrg
store, Monday, .May 10. 60c each.
You cannot afford to miss the
Graduation program, Thursday
evening, nt the High School Au
ditorium. W. II. Fundcrburk, a
well known Lceum and Chautau
qua speaker wi.l address the
class. Tills promises to bo excep
tionally good. There will be
Jilenty of music. Scats on sale at
'hllllps' drug store, Monday,
40c cuch.
"?.-C.taW.'nas pee"-.1.".1?, kw , i
aroBBd' agaja -jwt svr.ri"
' "v.
Community League.
The Community League will meet
Tuesday, May 11, at the Commerce
Club Room, promptly at 3 o'clock. It
has been suggested that the following
change be made in Section V of the
n.. v f t . 1,11 - . . 1 i,
liymws; umn, no,, wnvn. .snail
hold more than onntfiMtsl 'IMlSklon
at oneHlme;",ehanr4Bg')crtlde'UI, to
readmit officers ahalF be a president,
viee-prealdent, secretary, ' , treasurer
and, central council of four.-The'offl-cent
of.tae Uagucbeioa; mbr:ef
LOIS B. W80R, fjeeefcur,
presented, consisting of a duet by Dert
.tiupic nnn .Mrs. uonnio uogan.
a male nuaneiic. cons 1st nir or licv.
Doughty, t'co. Schultc, Max Dubb and
Dert Maple.
, .Lnillex' quartette by Sirs, uonnio
. r ii- i.' kt.i...
I1UKH1I, VjIU I U VtMV. r.llllllU iVIUll'
land and Miss Mabel Lukcns.
Recitation by Anna Murkt.
Mrs. W. S. Hodrin. who was the
first Noble Grand of the lodeo. gave
an interetsing review or the history
of the lodire. showlnir that It was or
ganized with 31 members, nnd this
membership hnd grown until It was
117 strong strong in numoers, as
well as In enthusiasm for the nrln
cinles ami teachings of the order, and
that during us two years oi existence
death hnd not invaded Its ranks, and
it was every way prosperous, and it
had promptly answered the cull of the
widow and the orphan.
t-outfwing tho program came re
freshments, which were enjoyed by the
80 members present. It was a highly
enjoyable affair.
Tornado Kill 60.
More than fifty persons are known
to have been killctl und nearly one
hundred were Injured In a tornado,
which virtually destroyed Pcggs, a
small village In Cherokee county, Ok
lahoma, Sunday night, May 2, 1920.
Whole families were killed' seven
member of one family killed, whllo
nine perished at the homo of N. Stev
ens. Almost the entire town wtyt
razed to the ground.
James William Harrison was born
January 8, 1849, near Mexico, Mo. Ho
was the youngest child of Judge
James Harrison and Rebecca Crockett
Harrison. He was married to Frances
W. Dawson,' of Fulton, Mo. She was
tho onli' child of C. C. Dawson. To
this union there were born six chil
drenFrances R. Harrison, Mrs. Vln
nle R. Harwood, Carl Harrison, Verde
Harrison. Samuel C. Harrison and
Elizabeth n. Harrison, tho two latter
preceding him to tne grave, in euny
childhood, the deceased united with
the Cumberland Presbyterian church.
Urother Harrison's health has been
very poor for the last two years or
mnrn hut ho was a man of cheerful
and hopeful disposition, and by sheer
force of his strong will-power, he
honied himself with the light farm da
tics, the garden, etc. He, with his
f&mllv. lived about two miles south'
east of Forbes, in the Missouri bot
toms. He was a man who dearly lov
ed his family, and the homo life was
one continual round of joy for him.
Rv shrer force or his Kind ami gener
ous disposition, he had won to himself
a large circle oi menus, nc passcu
away from this life last Saturday,
May 1, 1920, on. his farm, near Forbes.
The funeral services were were held
In the Methodist church at Forbes,
last Sunday, May 2. Rev. Will Thorn
ton Walker.. pastor of Presbyterian
church at Oregon, conducted the ser
vices. The Forbes choir sang some
beautiful and comforting songs. The
church was filled with friends and
loved on, who had gathered to pay
their last . .tribute to one who was
kaovm and loved throughout the en
tire' community. '' The remains were
shipped to Mexico, lo., for Interment.
Th sonwli Wife, oaa Jbd daugh-
ten nave wanovtmswr or ev-
April, 1920, Weather.
April, M, was especially cool,
much cloudy uruther with unprece
dented snowfall nnd nn unusual ruin-fall.
Easter came on tne 4th. and on the
3d a keen northnvst blizzard came,
uccompanled by 6.60 Inches of snow,
which wus iliiven into drifts on Easter
duy, On the 6th imotlier snow cumc,
measuring 3.9 Inches. This was the
heaviest April snow ever recorded hoc.
The hcuvlrt previous record was 7,76
Inches In In',i, and n.iri inches in iti.a.
We hnd u luinfall of 6.42 Inches
during the month, which is the second
heaviest ever recorded here the
heaviest Iwing 6.0U Inches in 1904.
Tho heaviest Apiil ralnfulls were:
1897, 4.18 Inches; 1900, 4.09; 1901,
4.08; 1904,6.09; 190" 4.03; 1911,3.82;
1017, 4.5C: 1919. 1.14; 1920, 6.42. The
normal rnlnfull for the month of April
Is 3.50 Inches.
During tho wt ten-year period the
heaviest 24-hour full came April 30,
1911, 1.76 inches; 1.0 1 Inches on the
10th, 1913; 1.42 inches on the 19th,
lSTho total ten-year April lulnfnll
shows on nveruge of 3.02 Inches a
decrease of .48 of un Inch Horn the
previous forty-year period.
During the gicut flood from the
Missouri riei in 1881, the crest ol
the flood was reached April 29th.
On April 29, 1876, u shower of fish
fell during n ruin storm ut lllge low;
they nivasuicd from ono to tlireo
Inch. In tl'tlL'th.
In fumncriltlltp the month ranks the
coolest of Aprils recorded here, the
meun for the month In 1920 being 45
tho lushest being 78 decrees
on 'the 21st, und tho lowest 13 dfgreei.
on the 6th. In 1869 the highest was
67 degrees on the 2lst, and the lowest
H degree on the 4th. The April meun
that year wus 39 degrees, nnd the cold
est April, ever, und In 1847 the meun
wo 37. The oilier cool Aprils were:
1802, 10 degrees; 1804, 42 degrees;
1873, 43 degrees; 1874, 44 degrees;
1873, 43 degrees; 1907, 44 degrees;
1907, 44 degrees; 1917, 44 degrees;
1920, 45 degiees.
On the morning of April 27, 1920,
the llieimometer registered 29 degrees,
three degrees below ricezing. ine
ground was slightly frozen, and Ice
formed from u sixteenth to an cigiu"
of un Inch In thickness, depending on
tl.o locution. It Is the belief of n num
ber wo have tulkcd to that the weather,
cunllnulng cool a It has, that the
fruit hus not been injured senuumy
by this freeze, but In certain low
places more damugo muy have result-
ml from the freeze.
The normal April tcmpciuture is oj
so aicver roue inw town un mi-
iimmlnir nf I ho fith in his sleiirll.
lllgelow reported u three-Inch rain
on the lltn.
II, ,11 tr nn tho lHth.
Durlnir the last six days of April,
nrd the first day of Muy, the average
temperature was 38 degrees.
The extremes lor Aprn, luu, wcio.
Mcanmaximum, CO; mean minimum,
34; mean, 4a.
1'rec nitat on. b.42 Indies. snow
full, 9.9 Inches; greatest in twenty
four hour. 1.42 inci.es on tho 19th. A
blizzard on the day before Easter,
April 3, and snow drifted all day on
rJaster Sunday, April 4.
John" Burger Married.
John liunrer. who went overseas
and since his return has been the ma
chinist for the Kcevcs-Mragg Auto
Company of this city, but who re
cently went to U. ncoin. Neb., also
took it into his head to stop trying to
go it alone, so he chose for his part
ner, Mis Bertha Woodard, of Mound
City, and who was the R. B. Bridee
man stenographer until recently; the
ceremony making them husband and
wiro was performed at Lincoln, nen.,
Saturday, April 24. They are both
splendid young people and we wish
uiem a long, napny lire.
Health Improving.
Tho many friends of Mrs. C. C,
Andes, formerly of this county, will
be glad to learn that she Is gradually
Improving in health. A lato letter
from Mr. Andes, of Haxtum, Colo., to
Mr, John Peters, of this city, brings
this good news, ana states mat Mrs,
Andes will be able to leave the hos
pital within a week. Mrs. Peters was
formerly Mvrtle. daughter of Mr. and
Mrs Peters, who underwent a serious
operation some four weeks ago, and
her husband, Cliff, says he Is waiting
patiently for the Jiome-coming of that
deer'lisUa wtfa of hi, ana D ravins:
for a MaspUta. reeteratiea of her
Gottfried Summer, one of our old
Swiss citizens, living southeast ot Ore
gon, passed away, 1'ucsday of last
week, April 27, 1920, in the 68th year
ut his age.
He was born In Switzerland, August
15, 1852, coming to this country in
1876, and u few year later came to
Holt county, wncru he pursued the life
of farming, und was an industrious
April 22, 1881, he was married to
Marie Schneider. This union wns
blessed with eleven children, sewn
suns und four daughters, one daughter,
died In infancy, and one son, Walter,
died Nov 24, 1918, while In training
for service for the World War. The
widow and following children survive:
Airixxl, Adolnh, Chris., Frank, Edwin,
Leo, Minnie, Nellie und Anna; fifteen
grandchildren also survive. One
rothcr and one sister, anil muny rela
tives nnd friends inouui his depurtuie.
The funeral scivlces were conducted
from the family home on Thursday
last by Rev. Fred C. Schmllle, of the
Reformed Church at Cosby, Mo, u
sistcd by Rev, Kcldmunn, of the Ger
man .M. rt. chinch, the Inte-mcnt being
In the Muple Grove tcmctcry ut Ore-Kon.
Curd of Thanks.
Our nehrhhors nnd friend ulll
pleuso ucccpt our deepest sense ut
gratitude lor their kindly help to us
during tho illness nnd ileuth of our
beloved husband unit lather.
Tho many friends ull oner our coun
ty will regret to learn ol the death of
Cud McCoy, who for so ninny years
was u resident ol Craig, und engaged
In the hay business until the Iniirml
ties of old age overtook him, and he
laid down ids burden ut the home of
his imuiiliter. Mrs. II. M. Abbey. In
St. Joseph) Wednesday lusl, April 28,
1920, aged 79 years.
He was a native of Morgan county,
Indiana, huvlng cumo upon earth,
eoiuaiy io-,i. lie Is survived bv
seven children Clarence ami John, of
St. Joseph, und E. S of Mound City;
.Mrs. it, ,uDey und .Mrs. tieo,
Wake, of St. Joi-cph; Mrs. Grace
Drowning, of Craig, and Mrs. Minnie
Meadows, of Mound City.
The funeral services were- conducted
frm the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Gmco drowning, nf Craig, on Friday
hut. April 30, conducted by Rev. L. 1'.
Parker, the interment being in the
New Liberty cemetery.
In the deuth of Nicholas I). Merrill,
who imssed uwuy ut his home in CmJg,
Mom lay, April 26, 1920, tliern passes
perhaps tho oldest Mutter Muson ut
the present time In Molt county, he
having been made u Master Mnson in
Powell county. Kentucky, in 18G6. and
wus u charter member of Craig Ma
sonic lodge on Its re-urgunlzatlon In
the rally 'HQ's. He was born In Estell
county, Ky., February 16, 1831, und
died April 20, 1920 ugrd 89 years, 2
months and 10 days.
Mr. Merrill wns twice married, both
wives lielng dead. He is survived by
his son, N. N., or .Murshull, Icxas, und
Mrs. Anna E. Field, of Mound
City. He hiul been a member
of the Christian church for muny
years, nnd came from, Central in. Mo
to Holt county in 1881. Politically,
lie was u staunch Republican.
l he tunerai services wcro conducted
r .1... f'k.i.i nn i...m1. iin.i
in, iii mv iiuik v,iiiiiiuii liiuiiii. nun
nestluv. Anrll 28. by Elder Jewell How
unl, of the Mound City Christian
church, after which' he was laid away
in the I. u. u. i'. cemetery witu the
honors of Masonry
Charles D Parsons, son of Minor
D. and Elizabeth Parsons, was born
near Morning Sun, In l.oulsa county,
Iowa, December 14, 1870, und died at
his home in Oregon, Holt county, Mo.,
Anrll 28, 1920, after an illness of more
than four months.
On December 13. 1903. he was unit.
ed In marriasre to Miss Martha Handy.
To this union was born four dnuehters
Pearl, Mildred, Ruby and Gertrude,
who, with tne mouicr, survive.
lie is also survived by ono sister,
Mr. F. W. Darnell, of Riverside,
California, and a cousin. Mrs. Dick
Morirun. or Urooron. Mo., who was
raised by his parents, besides other
The funeral cervices were conducted
by Rev. 11. A. Doughty, from the
home, r nnav ancmoon. Anni ou. in
the presence of a large number of
friends and neighbors. Interment was
made In the Maple Grove cemetery,
it. a. u,
Superintendent of Public
Schools. ,
With this week tho nine-months'
schools of the county aro closing their
second last week of school. The
schools giving a nine-months' term
nrc: Mound Cltv. Oreiron. M.iiUn.i
Craig, Forest City. Cornlnir and Hon!
soiiduied Districts No. Two, Thrcoand
The school districts providing
eight months of school for their chil
dren arc: Kureku. Kinir Grove. Har
mony, lonesome, Hogrefc, Cherry
Dale, .Squaw Creek, Pine Hill. Rising
mfl tr,nkl sJ,uUl Center, Pleasant
Hill. Summit. .Mineral k'nrln...
J1"". Crosen, Richland, Triumph', Shi-
i , iiiuir, ncnton, Lincoln,
''1-ljl.vlllo, Mayflower, White!
ull). Illuff Cltv. nnd l.'nl... lT...l'
Ing Wilson, Consolidated District No.
1, No. 4, und No. 6. The other school
'A '" ot !lle toun'V. whieh are Wild
ii i '. "'u""re". r.xouus, uurr Oak,
Highland. Monnrrh. Krlmnfrr i , l.
Collegc, Chambers, llcrcc und Oak
tirove, have, lor lack of money, pro
vided for their children a shorter term
of school. It Is to Ik: hoped thattheso
districts will take the necessary steps
to arrange for u school of at least
e ght ii'onths. It Is not fair that my
child should ho i,.tri.ifwi ,.. .... '
"mm'1 iof v'1?0'' ttll!' neighbor'
S....U, ln lunuuuic enough to livo
Just ucros the rund In another dis
tint, should have tho opportunities of
unending schools lor cignt months of
the year.
llie.se conditions exist, nn.l .)n,n
to say, the people paying the hlgh-.-r
eyy are often living In tho small dl
trict, vvhlcn can provide only a short
term of school.
I he program for our fourth annual
Educatloiiul Fete Day has been com
pleted. .Mr. .McKl-e. Ilf I'nln, M, 1 1 LI.
unison, prcidi.ont of our Teachers'
College, und u representative of the
Ijilucutionul Department of the I. H.
C., w ill muke addresses. The member
of the gnuluatlng cluss, whoso names
will bo publishc.1 next week, will bo
presented with their illplomus. Tho
County Truck Meet will tukc up thu
entire alternoon, while the Declam
atory und Oratorical Contest will bo
the event of the evening. Durln thu
past year we feel thut n number of
the schools of the county have taken
u long stride forwurd in tho work of
public speaking, and you may nil como
cxiiictlng to hear somcmlng worth
iiinie. ou, aiuiougn tne season is very
buckwurd. nnd every one will probably
bp In the vciy nuust of tho spring
planting, remember that Friday, May
14, Is the day set amrt for the chil
dren of the county, and let us all re
pair with one accord to Ulgclow, which
is tho place selected for this year's
reto Duy activities. 'Hie Graduating
exercises will bo In the morning, be
ginning at 10 o'clock; the Track Meet
will be In the uftemoon, beginnlng
at 1:30; tho Declamatory and Uratorl
cul Contest will bo In the evening, be
ginning ut eight o'clock.
April Marriage.
Recorder Simpson issued onli- four
murriugu license during tho month of
April, iviv, nnu icois thut the young;
folks should get u move on them, anil
gut u partner und go to housekeeping
und live liku other people. There went,
nine couples married during tho
month, but live of tlieso went away;
1 1 uni nuiiiu to nuvc tne nuptial knot;
Uiwnlnir Frost, of Mound City, and
Miss Muriettu Martin, of Crnic hv
Rev. L. P. Purser, April 20.
liunrer. John, of tlrejrnn. nn.l rtxr.
thu oWodurd, of Mound City, in Lin
coln, Neb., April 24.
coiwcii, cowed I,., of Maltland, and
Oletha O. Uach, of Oregon, In St. Jo
seph, April 2,
uanKcrs, jenus, ami r, w, Grun, of
McAllcn, Texas, at Pharr, Texas,
March 21.
rleming, Thos. M., and Mrs. Minnie,
Fields, ot Mound Citv. in SL Josenh.
Hendrlx, Jos., and Zclmn Whipple,
of Fortescue, in Fulls City, Neb., April
Mlnton, Geo. A., of Fortescue, and
Grace E. Keller, of St. Josenh. in St.
Joseph, April 15.
Naruns, Edward S.. of Forest City,
and Miss Anna L. Gibbs, of Forbes,
by Rev. L. D. Ncher, April 24.
Patterson. Fred D.. of Maltland. and
Miss Mury E. Kneale, of New Point,
license isiueu Apni au,
Ray, LcRoy, of New Franklin, Mo.,
and Miss Lydla Ann Morrison, of
Glasgow, Mo, April 3, by Jacob King,
Justice of Peace.
He Is Making Good.
We refer to one of our Holt county
boys, Dr. Sherman Hibbard, of Kansas
City. Having graduated irom our
high school, completed a course in
medicine and surgery, served in the
army throughout the war, taken spec
ial study in preparation for his chosen
ineelaltv. which he la now eniraeed in
practicing in Kansas City, continues
to further advance along 'professional
lines, as snown oy an anicie appear-
Inn- In & recent issue of the Southwest
Journal of Mediclnie and Surgery, pub
lished at r.1 iteno, uxia. nis paper ia
given a prominent nlace in the Jour
nal., appearing as one of the leading
articles. Not only doe he discuss tho
subject thoroughly, but he describes
therein an Jnstrument of his own in
vention, which is raaae use of in rectal
aunrarv.' dolnsr awav with the more
cumbersooie method formerly in
vogue.. His advancement along his
chosen Held has been steady, and we
predict far him treat future ia the
flkd k to shim rntal wrgary.
Evangelical Church.
We have no momlrur service next
Sunday, but will attend the union Bsc
caulaurcate service at the M. E.
church. Our Sunday school meets
promptly at 10 a. m.
Service at Nlckell's Grove in tha
lTayer meeting is a part of our
weekly pro? ram each week. Wednes
day night at Nlckell's Grove, and in
town ihursday night.
rJ. A. 1'AULI, Pastor.
G. M. E. Church.
We will have the postponed quarter
ly meeting next Sunday morning.
Rev. Theo. Larer. of Wnthcna, Kan
sas, will conduct the same. Rev. Lauer
is one of Oregon's boys, his father be
ing pastor of our church In Oregon
some twenty years ago.
Service at the Oregon church.
Preaching at 10:45 a. m.. after the
preaching communion service.
Service at the Nodaway church.
Preaching at 8 p. ra., after the sermon
Prarine; for a biassed service, we
extend all hearty weleeste.
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