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COI.UMIHA. MO. OEO-OlsT CHAUTAUQUA, AUGUST lO'o, 1921 5 the' Soli Cuttniti 57TH YEAR. OREGON. MISSOURI, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1921. NUMBER 16. IMPORTANT Albert W. Seeman, Sheriff, Oregon, Missouri. Dear Sin Please put notice in newspaper to the effect that all persons found operating motor vehicles in Holt County, with bright lights, spot lights, or with cut out open, and reckless driving or speeding, will be arrested and prosecuted. DEATH OF JOSEPH R. COLLISON Maitland Loses One of Ita Honored and Greatly Beloved Citizens Kindly, Joseph R. Colllson, good night. After a life of business activity, a loax honorable, clean citizenship, JoMph It. Colllson, one of Maitland s pioneer merchant;, dlei at hi home in (that city on ihur.lay, of last week, Aug. 4, 1921, after an illness of many month. In all tho.ii; thing. that enter into the life of an honorable citizen, ideal husband and father, generous neleh- bor and loyal friendship, Joe Cnlllon iti'im home. AS IF A CANDLE Otto Stsllard Sunddenly Killed by the Overturning of Automobile Near Oregon. Heart were made ad Thursday evening, Aug. 4, 1921, by the sudden death from an automobile accident, of Otto, son of Judge and Mrs. D. C. Stal lard, of rorert City. Oik intorniatlon in that Otto, aged 2J years, accompanied by Curtis IUIr and Alfred Dunn, also of For e City, were out enjoying a drive In hl f-itrer's fe'tudebaker car. They had drixci tc Oregin. and were on their filled his nace in the very highest de gree. His home life wa a near the faultless as it i poiblc here ort this earth. He was ever r'ady t d) his part, to build and make the church life stronger, to advance te cause of edu cation, and by his every day life, make the social realm letter anl purer When In the flat iut wet of the .ViuUe hill, and near the road leading t the Uurle Zachman farm, south if the mufn thoroughfare, he turned slightly to the sath side of the road. Hers, it sterns, hl car struck a rut mill .liirhf rrtttl. In ll... ,,, I -1,1.. m.I j the car on apniouchlmr a Might rising He iravc to Maitland an honorable ! ut the base ofthe embankment, which business carter and did his pan In the l)Ut ,hl' car out of cot trot, and It fulk-t to H all tho.e thing" that turned completely wvor. throwing his tended t, advance her ever) matei l.d. 1 companions out uf t. car and pinning WILLIAM P RISSPTT i social and rellglou. Interest, and hi ' " under the s'.eerlmr whe..'. VllL,llU L l,l(Ieatl he0ft Uenu. M. nut Gary Alklrc Wi.. In hl ca.. but nt rruaucuiing Vliorncy only by the people r Maitland, hut by r.is larjfe rime vi liiur.ti inui are scattcioi a'l rvc- our coanty, ami by those former Oregon schoolmate where th" dcca-el received his h'gh school education.. for Holt County Home l.ojalty. One of the peculiar features troab ling many countiy newspaper publish ers in the past, has been the unreason ing devotion to an ideal which caued them to refuse advertlsmciits from out of town souicc. They baed this refusal on the theory that it was an injury to the home merchant and an act of disloyalty to them. nappiiy this condition is rapidly the eiowi f th' MM, an sau the accident. He hunted t" tt-e scene, and saw the sad situation. He turned his car and hunied hack to Utegon. and gave the alarm. He u k a mai ti hi car could cau, wv.i'e u'her. t. ,k Joseph II. Colllson wa th. n of 'car and huiri-d t re ;e e Tuey Hidiani and Mary Hlo'ilr.s) Col.i-on. :' ;uf"M,I?- "' 'orhting the heavy at.d was birn In London. Kr.glnnd.J n- J rtMl the l). OtV was p'aeto u u :i. 1S0C. He came to .iolt count In CB Otti wj- hunied to the home June. 1SV.. Ian linn in Forest City i ollectoi Atkire. In th s cit. but with Ids n other i- a river st''ar.er, his father having locatel there three years previous. HeieVhe family I. vol until 186t when hl father purcva'e,! iu lam i. ji tivre me paslng into the dlrcani and it necr should have obtained; there never was any justification for that attitude. It was an injury to the natrons of the ji.ncr, because In a large sense It was ' .chool an action in restraint of trade. It pro- aff.r iiehln? few ars. he be venteil useful knowledge from being ,.an hl mercantile career by opening disseminated, -rcv-nted competition I a ceceral store at Dotham, Atchison Otto's life spark had gone out b t.io ttlme they liaJ leached the Ale home. Mr. Alkire hurried') ruitifiei' Mr. SUIIard and family, and the) were nunieii to tr.e sal. s.ij ce deceased greA to a splendid )oung teaching, having been educated In our 1 rm of death, who on oublie schools and the Oregon high tll.v tj In prices and a wider knowledge of qualities and styles. In effect it caused many people who wanted the latest and best to do with the old and the commonplace. It really injured the home mer chnnt, because in such cases the latter knowlcdgo caused resentment, and In many Instances loss of trade.' In fact,' any Interference with the ordinary routine of trade. Its artificial rhpek. under any pretext Is fraught with Injury. It ted in national life to the enactment of the Sherman act, and wise men are constantly trying to prevent any recurrence of competition destroying agencies, which are an tagonistic to the law of supply and demand. Newspapers, as semi-public utili ties, owe a duty to all the public, and when It limits its Interest to a class or clique it is recreant to its patrons. An honest newspaper cannot be influ enced by its advertisers or any other consideration than the common good. Many, many country publishers have missed their chance of a com petency, and never luxury by a foolish adhesion to a misconceived Ideal of home loyalty. Charity of this kind never Is rewarded or the newspapers that come under my observation that follow that fetich, would be filled with home merchants' advertisements. ANALYIST. o County Court Our county court was In session. Monday, of last week, and disposed of consldcmble business. (Jinnt Jackson and 0. V.. Nnuman represents! to the court, that the pub lie road, war the flrant Jackson fatm was net ou the orginnl Burvey, and asked fie court to establish tho same in nrcoidiince with tho orlgnol urve. Surveyor Loucks was directed to tnako survey nnd mark out the road, the cntnn liolnir nun milo north of Grant Jackson's thence south one-fourth mile, thence eajt one-fourth mile, thence thence enrt me-fourth nnd filo his re port with the court. Engineer I.oucks was directed to view the bridges near the Mclntyro and Cha. Powell places, and report to the court the amount required to ... 41mm In hfittpr Condition. Mrs. Mary White, of Forest City, was ordered to be aummeu io vno rniinlv fnrm. Runt t.nkens. of the county farm, filed his report for quarter ending July 31, 1921. Keceipts, jow, expen .iu.., ei non County Clerk Kemkel was ordered to draw his warrant on the state au ditor for $623.35 for amount due the county for private car tax. rLrV Dunham filed report of criminal cost bills amounting to $93.80. . .. The clerk was ordered to extend thy various state taxes on the current 1921 tax books state tax 7c on the $100 .i. 1r ran tol building fund: 2c blind fund-total 10. The levy last year was 18c on the $100 valuation. The clerk was ordered to draw war rants in favor of the following parties for the wolf and pup scalps: J. M. Clark, 2 coyottes $20.00 Willis Ilclntyre. 2 pup 6.00 George Gains, 7 pups 21,00 H. C. Miner, 1 wolf... 0.00 r!kn. A. Rlmlnn. 2 wolves 20.00 B. F. Smith, 6 pups. 16.00 C. S. Stewart, 3 wolves 30.00 J. M. Atkins, 2 pups 0.00 Jms Flecner. 5 wolves 50.00 Earl Stephenson and wife left this week, by auto, for a trip through the Dakota ana Wyoming. county .which was th opened there. He later disposed of his stock at Dotham and went to New Point, where he rormi a partnersnip with Clatk F. Iiarne-. and for three vear thev continued ousmess as Barnes & lolllson, wr.en jir. uouisoiu iaM hi. interest, and went to Mall- land In ISM.and began his commercial career there, as the head ot "ine Droad Gauge" general store, ui'd here with the aid of his son. Ralph, builded honorably and well, one of the largest mercantile businesses oi tne rnuntv and this section of the state, enjoying an Immense trade, rjvering a large territory In Holt, Nodaway and Andrew counties. In 18D5 Mr. Colllson formed a part n.r.hln ulth hi" brother. A. W.. and Charles T. Graves, and Incorporated "The Broad Gauge Mercantile torn nanv." which built the handsome brick business house occupied by the pres ent firm. In 1908 the company was dissolved, and Mr. Colllson nnd his son, Kalph, bougnt tne omer inieresw and have since conducted the business. He was a member of the Christian church for many years, and his every day life was In full keeping with his religious profession. He was a so a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Woodmen of the orld. On May 13, lHSU, ne was mnrneo io Belle Oren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Oren, of New Point, and they were blessed with three chlldlren Ralph W and Mrs. Leslie Llnvlllc, of Mnitiami. ami Charles, of Guthrie, Okla.j Mrs. Llnville died Jan. 18, ,1918. Mr. Colllson is also survived oy ms father, Judge P.lchaid Colllson, who Is now In his 93rd year, and who has ...... iu hi tmmn with tl.i! jis family since the death of his wife, which occurreil Augut 7. ivis, wrce eu Thnre are also two brothers und two sister living Kdvwn C 'tson, of Alberta, Canada; a. . i-o.iiso". who resides on a farm Just west of Maitland. Mrs. Nellie ll.it.ey, of Lon don. England, anil Mr. Ed Kennlsh, of Arkansas. iMpresstve tu-ierai -vivo conducted from the Maitland Christian church, by KWcr u. r.ar.an. Many were tho floral tributes thnt came, bearing their fragrance of love and esteem of kindly Joe Colllson. o Free Exchange. We must congratulate the splendid follow. constituting our city council t. .v.- -.-(Inn ,t the meetlne of the council Tuesday evening, of last week, in granting to tne nounu v,) ure pendent Telephone Company, the right of way over the streets and alleys of the city for the purpose of opening up a free telephone system in the various offices at the court house. , By this step, without cost to the county, the people of Mound City, Craig, Corning, Biglow, and Fortescue can have direct communication with the various officials ot me coumy, over the Independent line. And "de world do move fconey." Coming Back. Paul P. Shutts, sergeant of Com pany L, killed in action In the Ar-gonne-Muese battle Is coming back to be laid away with his martial cloak about him beside his mother. Word has rcahea his brother. RoV. at Mound City, that the body would arrive at Hoboken, d. J., aooui August u. v will not likely arrive at Mound City, short of two weeks, when arrange ments .will be made for a full military funeral by the local post of American Legion named in Us honor. look upon their dear boy stl iel iti the arms or ileath. who onlv uerh.nn nn hour previous haJ left the home he loved so well In the most perfect con dition of u vigorous young manhood, I!alor suffered the dislocation of u shoulder and was badlv hml.p l nli.uit first store 1 the chest. Dumi only received slight bruise Thus, in the snuffimr out of a candle. another young life has gone out. Otto istallurd was an exemplar)' young man; he lived a clean, honorable life; he wa Industrious. He loved his home and those within; he loved his com panions: his hones were hiirh and his' ambition to be something a real man were ever uppermost In his mind. un tne very threshold or a most promising life, he Is taken away from parents, and sisters, companions and friends. Verily we know not the hour the Sou of man cometh. The Coming Fair. It's: a real, live, throbbing commu nity that can keep alive a real fair, and that is Just the case with our sister city of Maitland, which for many years has given to our county a fair that has ever been appreciated, and we believe will be appreciated this year more than ever. The association, through the efforts of such men as Chas. C. Cowan, pres ident; W. T. Graves, vice-president; G. F. DeBord. secretary; C. C. Hooper, treasurer; Will N. Ilodgln, Leiter Hodgin, Len Meadows, Jo.-eph Henry, Ben Praisewater and others, it has materially increased its capital, thus enabling them to increase premiums, and enlarge their score of attractions, which this year will far exceed any tthing in the history of the association since Its organization, The program this year I. especially attractive every day of the six days beginning Tuesday, Aug. 22, and end ing on the 20-27 with a "Frontier Mound-Up," exhibiting of wild btoncho tilling, wild steer riding, bull-dodging tcers, and other thrlUIng sports ol early day Western life; suaw races, Buck races, Indian dances and pow wows, Theie promises to be something do ing all the time from 10 a. m. each l.iv until tnldnicht. and you won't have to go home unless you left the baby home, and you are not likely to do that, for It will want to come to ce the sight. If voti enlov n eood race you can do It bv irolmr to the Maitland fair, for ..It's sneeil rinir this year will have the best string or goers in mo running, pacing and trotting class m it s His tory. They will have one of each clnss every day. There win ue inuian races, uumi concerts, and the Noble Family Car nival Company will show you some thing every nftcrnoon and evening. Don t forget tne uaies Augus; ;:--, this very year, nineteen hundred twenty-one. Go and take your dinner aim supper along, an dgo homo early In the morn ing, and repeat the dose for six con ssecutive days. It will sure effect a complete cure for dyspepsia, or the grouchitis. National Encampment? Official orders have been Issued by the National Department of tho G. A. R., announcing that the 55th National Encampment will be held at Indian anolls, beginning Sunday, September 25, 1921. , , A one cent per mile rate has been granted for comrades of the G. A. It., their wives, widows or dependent members of the family, and for army nurses. All other organizations will be required to pay a fare and half for a round trip ticket. John W. Crider and wife and Burnett Hilly and wife are attending the state fair at SedaUa,' --A . . . V v As iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiK' SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSP 1 LIEUTENANT HARRIS E. I'ETREE Killed in Action. September SO, 1D1H HE GAVE HIS ALL placed upon a flower bedecked bier, Meyer Post, G. A. It., standing at ut- Impresthc Military Funeral of I.lrul. tention with uncovered headii, Hsrrii K. Prtrre, Air Squadron. On Fume's eternal camping giound, TVdr silent tents are spiead And glory guards with solemn round The Bivouac of the dead. The muffled drum, with slow and nli.m.i c.i,l ..l....i .I......A.I .ll. tt... " " ... .... , VV.V.4 M.UlM-,, "1.11 IflUh .. - , . I .. , ( ( ..U.... n. 1 1 1 ... I.....!-.. ,k.n i..i.. I'iiMur vi wiv rim r. The large tiny contained the many beautiful flolnl offcilngs, that came from relatives, friends, the business men of our city: Petree Post, Amer ican "LesHon, sending a largsj emblem atical offering. After the relatives had been seated, the services began; and were in charge of Itov. F. J. Smith, Church of Lieutenant Hah is E. Petree, herb of ."" mJ nroufnout ,ne the air service In the World War. who J I,Plr,0i,,tc E'5," w,r,rc f-u"K , N gave his all on ArgonneV crimson M' ,:FThurct, ch,oi,r,; M1f (,race field, was laid away in the silent camn ing ground, In beautiful Maple Grove cemetery on Monday, last, Aug. 8, li'21, by his comrades of the World War, and those icmalning of the great civil strife. Hundreds came fiom every nook and corner of the county to pay their lat, sad tribute to this brave, young soldier, who tiled for Dctmcrncy. The body or Lieutenant IV tree ar rived at Forest City fiom Hoboken, X. J Friday evening last, Aug. C, and was met ut the depot nnd escorted to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frunk Petree, of this city, by a detail from the membership of llurils K. Petree rut or the American Legion, named In honor of the dead lieutenant. The date of the funeral was set for Monday. Mil Inst., and the details were in cllaige of the local American Lesion, uided by the more intimate friends of the family. At 2::hj p. m., the luncrni procossion left tho fumllv residence, led by our local band, composed of Director II. A. Evans, W. L. Mooie, Clate Schucffcr, did Kunkel, E. A. Kunkel. Hanson Murray, nugumcnti'd by tho following rn-scrvlce men: Omnr Smith, bugler, ho council! Tap t tho cioso ot the erviccs nt tho cemetery, n the writer i ever heard them bofoic, and as the sweet (drains wafted out over the silent, sad scene, may we not feel that the sweet spirit of tho noble, hemic -oldler came bacK: ll I wcu wiui me;" John Hasting', Dr. McGee, Jiime Mitchell; James linstock, of Mound City; Jess Walker; Homer Henry, of Maitland: Mark Kunkel. of New Point. Tho color guard, firing fquad, and escort, eighty strong, of members of Petree Post, Americun Legion, aug mented by a large delegation from Paul Shutts Post, Mound City, and Story-Hardin Post, of Craig, all under command of Capt. It. It. Stevenson, of Petree Post. The beautiful floral offerings, on a large tray, were borne to the court yard park where the services were held, and also to tho cemetery by Mrs. Bonnie Hogan, .Mrs. J. I. Jienninger. Misses Eleanor Kunkel nnd Ethel Kreek. Following these came members oi the bereaved family, relatives and friends in cars, and with appropriate music, they followed to the court yard park. Arriving at the park the military column advanced to the pagoda, with colors draped, and column In open order, and at attention. The pall bearers, ex-service men and com missioned officers: Capt. Ilay Carter, Lieutenants C. E. Munn, Moss Forney, I. C. Perry, E. F. Kearney, F. P. Cook, passed through the line, bearing upon their shoulders, the flag draped casket containing tho remains of this brave soldier, this dearly beloved son and, brother, ideal schoolmate, and Chris tian soldier. The casket was lowered from the shoulders of his comrades" and sung "Taps, at the close, The Invocation was offered by Rev. T. I). Roberts, of the Presbyterian chuich; scriptural reading by Rev. II. A. Feldman, of the German M. E. Church. Rev. Smith, of the First M. E. Church, delivered a splendid, and ap propriate sermon paying a beautiful tribute to the Christian life of the young soldier. Rev. Lynn E. Jones pastor of the Mound City Methodist Church, a chap lain in the World War. gave the his tory of the life of JIarrls E. Petree, from his coming to Oregon at the age of two years, up to the date of his nlr combat with seven tierman nir nlnnon on German territory, and of hi paying the supreme sacrifice. Ills selection nirived an excellent ow an orator, possessing a icmnrkubty trained voice, and clear and distinct urtlculutloii. We publish the history of Harris E. Petree In full, for it should he an Inspiration to the young men of today. "Tuns." beinir sunir by Mis Bailey tho column reformed and took up Its march to the silent camping ground. The stand had been beautifully and appropriately decorated for this sad, but impressive occnion, ny eirs. ini Curry and aids, and the heavy load of woiklng out Hie iieiaiis oi tne exer cises fell to Miss Mlna Wright. Mr, IVtree'a tecretaiv. and an intimato friend of the Petree family, and R. T. Dobyns, ndjutnnt of Petreo Post, American Legion. At tho grave, the escoit under uipi. Stevenson, and color guard In position, the casket was lowered into the grave, the Inst tribute being paid by Chaplain Jones, the sprig of evergreen to keep green tne memory iu i.ieui. immn r. Petree, by members of Meyer Post, scattered upon the casket, the firing squad, under command of Lieut. Har old Rostock, fired the "Salute to tho Dead." and Bugler Omar Smith sound ed "Tops." Thus came to a close the most Im posing and impressive tribute on the part of any organization, or our people ever paid to anyone of our people a tribute every way earned and worthy. The biography as delivered by Chap Iain Jones wos as follows: he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Oregon, and wasi always actively connected with" the ounaay scnooi, t.pwortti League, and the church life, and when away from home always kent In touch with th church here. He wis graduated from the Oregon High School with hhrhest hnnnr. In the class ot 1913. He took a course In shortand and typewriting In the worked In Lincoln tmr a short while, when he came to Oregon and assisted In hit father's law office for a few month. HI stenosr ranhv was uei hv him as a stepping stone. He took the civil service examination in Jan uary. 1915. and in Miv. 1915. before his grade were announced, he iu re queued to report for work at Wash ington. He left and wa placed in the bureau of public roads, department of Agriculture. His main object In going to Washington wa to enable him to enter the George Washington Univer sity to study law. His hour. In the buieau were such that he could attend the night school, taking the complete J course. Despite the fact that his time ( wa. n well occupied, Harry nevpr . neglect! his w.'ik In the bureau, ok evidenced by his rapid promotions. Ill" life wa not nil work at Wash I Ington. His vacations and free days I were thoroughly enjoyed by him. He took many long trip nut and around Washington, and gave himself up to n ' complete e' Joy" t in them. He wan a wenber lu clgma Alpha Ep"llon fraternity the avclatlon of which br right him many delightful friends Ian I peature. V the timi o ' country entred the w.-.r he hud near') eimpleUd his eco-l vear of cu'leiie work. War wan ihe'ired on the Cth of April, 1917, nnd on April 7. he applied for enllst rent in tVe av.atlon srvice. On nc co'ir.t of the organization of the avia- tlon service being Incomplete, and so I many applications, there w.n some de 1 lay, but he wa? finally accepted and enlisted on June ll, vju. lie wa im mediately sint to the Maachuett institute or Technology, Mr hi ground course, urrlvlng ther on June. 13. Hp wa Graduated from the erouml school, on August 4, and Immediately left for the riving field at Mlneola, Long Island. He finished the cour there in November and received his commission a first lieutenant. He was sent overseas, leaving from Philadel phia December 4, on board the steam ship Northland. Ue arrived in Eng land December 25. He wa" there a very short time, arriving In France, December 27. He wa in France some week. be fore bcli'g detailed for advanced traln li g. II' icre'ved instruction In differ ent camps in France and was then sent to a camp nar P.cfne, Italy, for Instruction in aerial gunnery, wnue in Italy he was given a furlough, and he and some of his comrades, who also had a furlough, spent about twelve days In a tour of Northern Italy. He went back to trance, ana compieica his training by a course In combat work. He was then sent to a con centration camp near Paris, where finished flyer were gathered together and formed Into squadrons to go to the front. While waiting to go to the front he was made one of a detail te deliver plane to different camps over France. On Monday, August 26. 1918, he re ceived orders to go to Toul, to Join the 22nd Aero Squadron. On reachlne Toul, on the U7th, he was nwigned to the 139th Aero Squadron, and was on active duty from that time until his death on September 26. His last letter to his father was dated on September 25, and was re ceived here In about ten days or two weeks after that date. He had been a regular writer, so when no more letters were received his parents be came anxlout, and took up tho matter of Investigating his whereabouts. Through the Red Cross It was learned late In November that he had been missing since September 26. On De cember 28, the Red Cross reported Lieutenant Petree as having been killed. It was many weeks before tho parent received any news of the de tails of his death. These detail were received In so many different ways, from different sources, and In small bits, that , to quote from all the papers received would tako too long. We think the story of his heroic death can best be guthcred from a letter written his father from his commanding officer, and from the recommendation made for the award of the Distinguished, Service Cross, made by Capt. Merlait C. Cooper, of the Alt Service, (which Cross was awarded on this recom mendation), gives the facts of Harry's death as follows: "1. In recommending the posthum ous award of the Distinguished Service Cross to First Lieutenant Harris K. Petree, pilot 139th Aero Squadroa, killed in action September 26, 1918., 2. No facts were known concern ing First Lieutenant Petree s deau In Memoriam. Lieutenant Harris E. Petree, 139th Aero Squadron, Killed in Action, September 26, 1918. Lieutenant Harris Earls Petree was the son of Frank Petree and Estella Harris Petree. Hei was born in Lin coln, Kan., on October 20, 1895. on September 26, 1918, at the nge of 22 vears'. 11 months and 6 days,- he gave bis life In the service of his country, near Delut, a little village id kuomei .1 . - T t.' -. ers souinwesi oi jjoukuuu, nu.. When a very small boy, In fact, not quite two years old, his parents moved te Oregon, Mo., and this had been his home since then, Tr early boyhood until Mrs. uiarxson oiver aim inywju. in searching for the missing pilots oi the 20th Aero Squadron, discovered the grave of First Lieutenant' Fetrea in the village cemetery at Dehit, IB kilometers southwest of Longuyon. The facts we discovered from the In habitants of this village concerning; Lieutenant Petree'g death and also th fact that none of these have ever reached the public . requires me to recommend him for, the Distinguished Service Cross. . "3. On September 26, 1918, near the village of Delut, 20 kilometers within the German lines, Lieutenant Petree, (Centiauadi Page 8).