Newspaper Extracts

Rooks County Record and Stockton Review
(submitted by Brenda Reeder)

Plainville Times Codell Section June 1913
(submitted by Jan Reading)

Plainville Echo 22 July 1885 - History of Paradise Flats
(submitted by Doyle Ekey)

All articles I have up through August 14, 1910, are posted from the Rooks County Record and Stockton Review.

When I first starting copying the newspaper articles it was to only extract the Reeder and related family news items,  I still have the copies I made from the newspapers and will be adding all the items on the pages I printed.  It is by no means the complete newspaper for the day listed only 1-3 8.5X11" pages printed out of the whole newspaper.  This will take a while to get through the stack.  Please check back often to see what has been added.

Some items are listed as 60 Years Ago, 98 Years Ago, and 100 Years Ago starting in the late 1980's listed at the end.

22 July 1885 Plainville Echo
Paradise Flats is the name given to a level plateau situated mainly in the south-central part of Rooks county on the divide between the Solomon and the Saline rivers: it extends east and west for a distance of about forty miles and varies in width from six to ten miles. It is gently modulating prairie, with a gradual slope from the centre toward the Solomon on the north, and the Saline on the south. The soil is a rich, black loam, very fertile and productive, and varies in depth from to six feet.
In the uncultivated state it is covered with a luxurious growth of buffalo grass which in times past has furnished luscious food for large herds of buffalo, elk and wild horse, but is now pasture by innumerable but smaller groups of domestic cattle and sheep. The Flats are well watered by Paradise creek and by numerous springs which ooze out in the small draws; and wells, varying in depth from fifteen to fifty feet.
The history of the Paradise Flats is very brief. If there be anything in the Philosopher’s statement, “Happy is the people who annals are vacant,” our happiness should be supreme. In talking with some of the older settlers I ascertained that it has not been fifteen years since the Indian and the buffalo held undisputed sway, and roamed at will over the broad prairies, “Monarchs of all they surveyed”. Mr. Drake, of Motor, told me that sixteen years ago he chased a herd of buffaloes across these plains and killed one near the present site of Plainville. Such development is unprecedented in the history of any country. In 1878, the government and in the Flats was mostly taken up.
The early pioneers have, of course encountered the privations and discouragements incident to all new and thinly populated countries. They have suffered by the ravages of the grasshoppers, the burning of drouth and consequent hard times; but they are bountifully compensated for the perseverance in their beautiful farms large fields and fine herds of stock.
When the country was first steeled and until within the last year or two the staple product was wheat, the average yield of that article in Rooks county last year being 32 bushels per acre. However as the country grows older and the lands are more thickly settled I predict that corn will be the leading product. The soil is well adapted to the raising of corn as also the cereals. As the lands are put in cultivation the rain fall increases and hot winds are fast becoming a thing of the past. A few years ago these plains knew no verdure but buffalo grass and this was never moistened with dews and seldom refreshed by showers of rain; now blue stem is supplanting buffalo grass and dews and rain fall are abundant.  The Soil of Paradise Flats yields abundantly of any crop
There is an erratic impression prevailing that timothy and clover cannot be raised here with any degree of success. The falsity of this notion is demonstrated by actual test in numerous instances. The acreage of these grasses is at present very small but it is being gradually increased, and the yield is always prolific.
A strata of magnesium limestone underlies the entire surface of the entire surface of the country and appears uncovered along the streams and draws. This stone is soft when first quarried and may easily be sawed, shaped and dressed into any desired form; but exposure to the rain and atmosphere hardens and renders it durable. Native lime, which is good for brown walls when used under cover , is found in abundance.
There is probably no place in Kansas where garden stuff grows as luxuriously as on Paradise Flats; roots of all kinds thrive splendidly.
Numerous peach orchards are to be found on the Flats, but not as many as there will be in a few years. The farmers are beginning to realize the great benefits to accrue from the cultivation of orchards
Stock raising has been and is yet, the leading and most profitable industry and in fact chief source of wealth to our people. The continual development of our agricultural resources will soon render stock raising infinitely more profitable. The mild winters and the fact that the buffalo grass retains its nutritiousness during that season, have been and are yet great factors in the stock raising industry. For feed, sorghum and millet are raised extensively and are used with success.
The most apparent signs of improvement are the substantial and elegant stone and frame residences; the fencing of pastures; the cultivation of thrifty groves and orchards and all that goes to make pleasant homes and happy people.
Our educational facilities are good for a new country and are constantly increasing, and to the end that they may increase more rapidly, we cordially invite all lovers of higher man and womanhood to come and help us.
The people of the Flats are an energetic, enterprising people, who public spirit is shown by their manner of grasping emergencies with determination.
As yet  we are without a railroad on the Flats. The Kansas division of the Union Pacific crosses the state about 25 miles south of us, and the Central Branch is extending its line from Alton in Osborne county, to Stockton, our county seat about 16 miles north of Plainville, a town situated in about the center of the Flats.
We have great encouragements from two roads, the Topeka, Salina & Western are building now a little southeast of Salina and will reach the latter place this fall. Their survey crosses the Flats from east to west, and the road will probably be constructed to Plainville another year. The Chicago, Nebraska, Kansas & South-Western, from Red Cloud to Dodge City, via Plainville is being surveyed, and our citizens have exhibited their usual energy by contributing liberally, thus securing the road to Plainville. This will provide an outlet with direct connection to Chicago and the south-west.

I hear the tramp of Pioneers,
Of millions yet to be;
The first low hum of waves where soon,
Shall roll an human sea.

Behind the squaw’s light birch canoe,
The steamer rocks and raves,
And city lots are staked for sale
Above old Indian graves.

1898 newspaper unknown

They are closing out all cloth top shoes and oxfords at Shaw's store.  Prices greatly reduced.

Art Henn who go his foot so badly cut one day last week, is able to get about by the help of a cane.

A. N. Shepherd is the new road master, who succeeds Mr. Moon.  He will soon move his family to Plainville.

Miss Nellie, Ethel and Live Steeples and Mertie King attended the Logan township S. S. convention Tuesday.

C. K. Fike has purchased some new furniture of Mr. Gay.  He took home four handsome bureaus Monday.

Dr. Catudal sold a high grade Jersey calf three months old to J. E. McCauley last week for $20.  Truly it pays to keep the best.

Val Stuckey will leave the first of next week for Topeka where he goes as a delegate to the populist state convention held June 15.

G. E. Heiner, of Stockton, sold sewing machines to Mrs. Kate Mendenhall, Mrs. Jane Bennett and Joseph Butler, the first of this week.

Misses Marie, Almeida and Sarah Fike and Tena Blair has been added this week to Mrs. Coonradt's dressmaking class.  The Misses Fike are rooming in R. L. Ordway's house.

Liver Complaints and Nervousness Cured
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Geo Husted and Miss Alta, of Corning  township, spent Thursday in town. He had the misfortune to have a fine young horse get his leg broken recently.  He purchased an improved weeder while in town.

Dr. Cross has returned from his trip east for a fine hog.  He went from Topeka to Lathrop, Mo., where he made a purchase of a decendant of "Chief I Know," a high grade Poland China from Clifton George's large herd.  He has sold one-fourth interests to August Fischer, Dr. Catudal, and E. A. Kramer.

Mr. and Mrs. Clint Johnson arrived the first of the week from Cottonwood Falls, where they have spent several months.  they will remain with Mr. Johnson's father until fall when he will farm for himself.

We not the marriage of W. O. Smee and Miss Bessie Shively last week.  They are at home to their friends at Mr. Smee's farm in West Plainville.  We join their many friends in extending hearty congratulations.

Mr. and Mrs. Elam Bartholomew passed thro' town Wednesday enroute from Logan township S. S. convention to the one in Twin Mound on Wednesday; Paradise Thursday and Corning Friday, which completes the annual conventions in this part of the county, except that of Plainville township on next Wednesday, the 15th.

Sherman Reeder and wife and Scott Reeder took Monday’s train for Salina where Sherm Reeder went to receive medical treatment at Dr Mayhew’s sanitarium.  Joe Feleay, of Stockton, brought them over on Sunday evening and they stayed with Messrs Reeder's mother, Mrs. Isaac Farrier.  Mr R. has made two trips to Kansas City and now hopes, as do his friends, that he will find speedy relief from his illness from Dr Mayhew.

March 4, 1909 The Stockton Review

John Wells Sr. has bee on the sick list for a few days past.

Earl Wooden is working on the telephone line this week.

Attorney N. C. Else came up from Osborne last Friday on business.

County Treasurer Elect, L. L. Marshall is busy moving from his farm to town.

R. C. Slason will move soon into the Higgins row, there to remain tile he can build.

Miss Catharine Warring of Ottawa, Kansas is visiting Dr. Oecholl and family in this city.

Mrs. H. A. Butler and son, Harold, both of who have been quite sick lately are both improving.

A. T. Johnson and family of Logan county, have been visiting relatives and friends here for the past week.

That popular young merchant, Tom Smither, is a candidate for mayor of Woodston.  Hope he will be elected.

Dr. Smith of Wyoming, was the guest of his friend, Dr. Oecholl, on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

The city council met on Monday evening and adjourned without transacting any business till Wednesday evening.

The Sons  & Daughters of Justice will give a box supper and a good literary program tonight at the Woodman Hall.

Lert Knee and family were down from Webster last Friday, transacting business and visiting relatives and friends.

Peter Griebel's new tenement house is nearing completion and it is rumored that it will be occupied by Dooley Robinson.

Miss Sylvia Rarick, principal of Portis schools, spent Saturday and Sunday with her brother, Supt. Rarick, of this place.

Clyde Kienzle came up from Atchison last week for a visit with his parents here.  He is attending  a business college in Atchison.

C. M. Rand, the best know horse buyer I this part of Kansas, will be here on Saturday, March 13.  See his ad elsewhere in this paper.

Perry Lyon of Farmington township, moved Saturday to the Charles Riseley place in Belmont township, just vacated by W. M. Lewin.

The Dryden Mercantile co. has just installed a fine new oak cabinet show case in addition to the fine furniture already contained in their store.

Warren Dennis and wife of Woodston, visited Sunday with Rev. Dennis and family here.  Mr. Dennis is proprietor of the Woodston drug store.

The N. K. & S. surveyors began Monday morning on some changes that were thought best to make on the line in Stockton and Hobart townships.

Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Delazone are the parents of a fine new boy, who arrived on Tuesday.  The friends of this estimable couple join in congratu...

...daughter last Saturday to Lee Raumaker and wife.

W. H. Coldiron informs us he will soon move to Stockton to make his permanent home.

W. M. Lewin of Belmont township, has moved on the endall ranch owned by A. C. Hammond.

N. L. Stiner returned from Ponca, Oklahoma last Friday, and has joined his wife at this place.

Miss Bina Stamper went to Hill City on Wednesday and will visit friends there for some time.

Rev. W. A. Perkins passed through town Wednesday, enroute from Arapahoe, Oklahoma, to Webster, his home.

The cesspool back of the Smith Drug Co.'s building as recently been repaired and is now in find shape again.

Chas. Vanderlip of Ash Rock, ex-county clerk and ex-county commissioner, was in the city on business Monday.

A lady named Sell has purchased the John Newbrey property in the northwest part of town from the heirs, consideration $1000.

We hear that Guy Gardner, of Plainville, accidentally, shot himself in the leg this week, infecting a painful but not dangerous wound.

Miss Myrtle Reeder went to Plainville last Thursday to visit her grandmother, Mrs. C. D. Farrison (Farrier) who is quite ill. She returned on Friday.

Rev. Wilson, a colored minister, of Osage City, Kansas, is holding a successful series of meetings at the colored Baptist church in this city.

Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Rhoads, returned on Wednesday from an all winter visit at Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, wit their daughter, Mrs. Clay Cross.

A change has been made in the time of departure of the carrier on rural route 2 from Stockton and he now leaves at 7:00 a. m. and return at 1:30 p. m.

The Commercial Club did not meet Monday evening last, but will meet next Monday evening at the opera house.  A full attendance is desired.  Matters of interest will be discussed.

The Stockton Pantatorium has moved from the National State Bank building to the residence of E. L. Lomax, the proprietor.  He is prepared to call for and deliver work.  Call on him.

Walter Wood, of this place, has purchased a fine Myron McHenry colt from parties at Cawker city.  The colt is one of excellent breeding and we are glad to see such stock brought into this locality.

Mrs. Radford Young, of Greenleaf, has been spending a few days the past week visiting her many Stockton friends.  Mrs. Young once lived in Stockton and she still has many very warm friends here.

Col. Sweet and Attorney O. O.  Osborne left Sunday for LaCrosse, Kansas in an auto driven by "Buddy"...

Joe Davis will soon put in a steam heater and be prepared to use steam power in testing milk.  This will enable him to do his work of testing more rapidly and perfectly.

Mrs. W. R. Griffin started on Friday last for a visit with relatives and friends at her old home in Pleasanton, Kansas, leaving W. R. to battle alone with the elements her for a season.

Arthur Adams, who has been working  at Lenora for a year past, has returned with his family to Stockton and is now employed in the hardware and farm implements store of his father J. Q. Adams.

W. T. McElliot, accompanied by his mother and sister arrived from Ryan, Iowa, Wednesday for a visit with Mrs. Maggie McNulty and son, Will.  Mrs. McElliot and Mrs. McNulty's are sisters.

T. M. Cooper, who recently sold his fine farm west of town to E. F. Sayles, has bought the B. C. Season property near the standpipe.  Consideration  $2100.  It is rumored that Mr. Season will build at once.

W. H. Churchill, of Bedford, Iowa, is buying horses in this locality again.  He has purchased a large number of the best class of horses in this section in the past.  He ships to his large sale barns in Bedford.

Jacob Shirley is going to paint advertisements all over Sol Walgreen's new fence.  He will also paint Sol's livery barn white, with a red star on the front and the barn will hence forth be known as the "Red Star Barn."

E. L. Hammond, an old Nebraska friend of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. McCann, has purchased of W. R. Griffin the northeast quarter of section 27, township 8, range 18.  Mr. Hammond will make his home here in the near future.

R. C. Galbraith, who has been walking on crutches for several weeks on account of a fractured limb, is on the road to complete recovery.  He can now bear some weight on the limb, and believes that it will soon be as strong as ever.

A deal was consummated last Friday by which W. H. Coldiron, of ...

Matters Somewhat Personal
To move a printing office ten miles and get it located and get out a paper in time all in one week, is certainly a big job, as we find from experience.  But the paper is out and here it is.  We have not had time to get aquatinted nor to do much soliciting, but our greatest satisfaction so far is the cordial welcome we have received.  Every business man we have had a chance to see has either placed an ad in this issue or stated that he would later on.  Those who are advertising with us this early will get their money's worth as every feature of our paper will be carefully scanned for two reasons.  First because it is a new paper and second because it gives the news.  We are sending out many sample copies this week, and our entire issue is 900.  We have come to stay and will try to meet everyone as soon as opportunity permits.  We have come to make Stockton a good town and Rooks a good county.

The prosperity of a community always brings the fakers.  This county has been  frequently victimized.  At present an  outfit is here unloading a lot of cheap buggies at good prices.  It is the history of his outfit that they go to a place, unload a lot of buggies and are gone.  Where they sell on time another outfit does all the collecting.  They are the business relatives of the lighting rod and the county Atlas men.

About a dozen citizens of Ash Rock township were in the city yesterday consulting attorneys as to a fake physician who had recently visited that locality, getting cash from some and notes from others.  The notes given range from $50 to $175.  The physician is gone.  It is a safe plan to steer clear of these non-resident fellows whether they sell pills, groceries or buggies.

Crowds of people flocked to Look Bros. store Monday evening to see the elegant new display of lights.  Probably no finer lighted store exists in Western Kansas now than the store of Look Bros.  You should go and se it.

Thomas Hill Jr. returned from his home at Beloit this morning  after a months sickness.  He has almost resolved his health and will resume...

March 11, 1909 The Stockton Review

Car seed potatoes at Dunn's.

Rand the horse buyer, March 13.

It is reported that Ex-Treasurer C. A. Fesler is in quite poor health.

Miss Jessie Fittell came up from Osborne on Monday for a visit with friends here.

_. C. Reed has purchased the Chas. Wort property in what is know as Swift's addition.

Griffin & Ives sold their beg stallion, "Frank" to parties in Jewell County this week.

Just received at Dunn's a carload of fancy table potatoes.  Come quick.  They are going fast.

Azel F. Cochran came over from Plainville last Sunday and took the train east in the evening.

Miss Minnie Bigge leaves soon for Omaha, Nebraska, where she will enter a hospital as a nurse.

H. G. Reeder of Greenfield township, spent Sunday in town the guest of his son Claud and family.

See the Special line of Baby Bonnets at the Spring Opening of Millinery, at Mrs. Montgomerys.

Mrs. Mary E. Smith, of Asherville, Kansas, is visiting the family of J. B. Hubble, in Farmington township.

Mrs. Wm. Bray, mother of Mrs. J. S. Dotson, of Greenfield township, arrived from Concordia last Tuesday.

B. F. Smither, wife and son, came up from Woodston Sunday and spent the day with Dr. L. R. Bessey and wife.

County Treasurer F. G. Ziegler and wife returned on Tuesday from a two weeks visit at different points in Missouri.

Buy your seed potatoes now at Dunn's, as potatoes are going to be scarce and high later part of the season.

Dr. Oechsli has a new top for his auto, which is quite a protection to him in his long rides visiting country patients.

A. McCann, brother of A. R. McCann, of this place, left for his home at Falls City, Nebraska, last Monday evening after a brief visit here.

O. G. Wilson of Plainville, was in the  city on Saturday.

E. B. Krager left on Tuesday night for a visit in Missouri.

F. E. Slason was over from Plainville in his auto last Saturday.

Almerion Webster was down from Bow creek township Saturday last.

300 bushel beardless seed barley Phone Line 12 F. W. Turner. 4t pd.

Bring  in your horses, if you want to sell them.  Rand will be here on Saturday.

Don't fail to attend "The Girl and The Gawk," Friday night at the opera house.

D. T. Brewer returned Sunday from a visit to Nevada, Missouri and other points in that state.

Remember the date, March 15 and 16th for the Easter displays of Millinery at Mrs. Montgomerys.

Editor J. R. Green, of the Kirwin Argus, was in the city Friday visiting his parents, who live here.

Griffin & Ives shipped a car of cattle to Kansas City last Tuesday morning, Mr. Ives accompanying the shipment.

The swellest line of Pattern Hats ever shown in  Stockton, on display March 15 and 16th, at Mrs. Montgomerys.

T. M. Kincad has rented his farm in Greenfield township to House brothers, and Alvin House has moved on the farm.

Mrs. J. A. McEwen left Tuesday evening for her home south of Woodston, after a three days visit here with her sister, Mrs. R. E. L. Smith.

My six room residence in northwest part of Stockton and two lots is for sale.  Will be sold at a bargain come and see it. 2t Grant Grimsley.

Prof. Bullimore gave a lecture at the Congregational church last Friday evening that is highly spoken of by all who attended.  The proceeds of the lecture go to purchase a sewing machine for the sewing department of the public schools, conducted by Miss Wyatt.

W. I. Smith went to Phillipsburg on his motor cycle Tuesday.  He made the return trip in an hour and five minutes.

The swellest line of Pattern Hats ever shown in  Stockton, on display March 15 and 16th, at Mrs. Montgomerys.

County Clerk Hill and Treasurer Ziegler went to Plainville and Palco last Wednesday on burliness, returning the same day.

John M. Reeder and son, of Jefferson, Iowa, arrived last Tuesday for a visit with the Reeder families of Greenfield Township.

Mrs. M. J. Coolbaugh Sr. returned this week from an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. Smith Baldwin, at Columbus, Kansas.

Fred Boylan and family will move to the A. J. Henke farm north of town and Mrs. Henke will move to a farm near Bloomington, Kansas.

It is reported that George Fittell has sold out at Osborne and he and his family will leave there.  We have not heard where they will go.

Roy Bonebrake, the successful Kansas City real estate man, was in town Friday, leaving that day for Ness City and Garden City on business.

J. F. Dunn received a big shipment of trunks, suit cases, telescopes and hand-bags.  Just the thing for that trip you are thinking of taking.

J. A. Hebrew, of Bow creek, shipped a fine car of hogs last Tuesday morning,, his son-in-law, G. L. Johnson, accompanying the shipment to Kansas City.

C. A. Martin was in from Lanark township Saturday and reports to us that he has 100 acres of wheat all looking good.  He says wheat up is way is all in fine condition.

Mr. Kelly, financial agents of Topeka, was in the city on Friday last, and drove to Palco to see about the refunding of the Northhampton township bonds.

Mrs. W. E. Coolbaugh returned on Thursday last from a three months visit with her mother and brothers and sisters in Kansas City, Missouri.  She will now make her home in her property here in the north part of town.

J. T. Smith returned Wednesday from Kansas City.

J. I. Elwood was up from Woodston on Monday.

R. C. Slason went to Kansas City last Sunday evening.

J. T. Smith went to Kansas City last Sunday evening.

Sol Walgreen sold a fine team, this week to Charles Kracht.

A little son of Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Hicks is quite sick at present.

Hon. S. C. Price was down from Hill city on Friday last on business.

Miss Edith Smith returned Sunday from an extended visit with friends in Kansas City.

Fine horse fanciers should not fail to read what is said elsewhere in this issue of Col. H. C. Sweet's well bred stock.

Julian Conture, that well-to-do farmer of Richland township was doing business in Stockton last Saturday, and shaking hands with his many friends.

Mrs. C. D. Farrier, of Plainville, mother of Mrs. Joe Feleay, who has been quite sick for some weeks is improving and prospects for her recovery are good.

Miss Edyth Kerr who has been teaching the Chalk Mound school south of Woodston, returned home Saturday evening having finished a successful five months term.

Peter Hein, the piano and organ man who sojourned in our midst last summer for a season, was in town one day this week, enroute to Plainville, his present headquarters.

County Assessor U. E. Hubble is having all the assessors send in their papers for inspection and comparison as fast as they are written up.  He finds that the assessors are nearly all going good and speedy work.

Martin Larsen of Greenfield township brought to town about a week ago a large gray mare having an abnormal growth on one hind leg.  This growth was removed by Dr. A. W. Viers, the parts removed weighing eight pounds.  the mare is doing fine and will completely recover.

Stockton has three first-class pantatoriums.  (pantatoriums is a fabric cleaner and presser.)

Basil Roloson went to Osborne on business last Monday evening.

E. R. Long and wife went to Greenleaf on Monday to visit relatives.

Ed Cross fell from his bicycle last Friday, and thinks he cracked his collar bone.

Harvey Bottorf went to Osborne last Saturday on business, returning on the freight Monday.

Joe Feleay received his first car of lumber last week for W. R. Griffins new house on East Main street.

Look Bros. Early Ohio seed potatoes, the genuine article, will be here this week.  See them before purchasing your seed.

J. A. Maris, proprietor of the opera house, has had electric light put in on the stage which makes a fine appearance from the body of the house.

F. A. Beaslee, of Hobart township. has our thanks for a liberal amount of cash on subscription and the addition of three new names to our rapidly increasing subscription list.

Ex-County Superintendent R. R. Richmond, of this county, is now superintendent of the public schools at Culdesac, Idaho, and his wife Sadie L. Richmond is postmaster at that place.

The fie department was called out last Friday night to extinguish a fire that had been mysteriously started in an outbuilding on the premises occupied by Dr. Oechsli.  Very little damage was done.

H. M. Harn is going to put a fine lot of curbing about his premises this spring, and is also going to put out a lot of sycamore trees.  He has seen some trees of this species in Downs and believes they are  the thing.

Little Christine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Lam__n, fell on a bottle last Monday and cut on e of her hands quite severely.  Dr. Book was called and dressed the wound and he thinks she will not suffer any permanent injury from the wound.

R. A. Selbe returned Sunday from Concordia, where he had been taking medical treatment.

Charles Risely went to Kansas City on business last Sunday.  He is expected home Saturday.

Chris Kracht and family arrived from Eastern Kansas this week and are now located on their farm west of town, known as the Woodrum farm.

Mrs. John Shaw has been on the sick list for some days past but is improving at this writing.

W. R. Griffin returned Tuesday from a business trip to Kansas city, Missouri and Pleasanton, Kansas.

Miss Myrtle Reeder spent Sunday at her home in Greenfield township, returning to Stockton Monday morning..

Uncle Tommy Thrasher left Monday evening for a visit with relatives in Illinois.

Lost -- A god bracelet.  Please leave at Look Bros. store and receive suitable reward..

Solomon Walgreen, of the Red Star livery, has just purchased a fine new auto from B. C. Slason.

Little Helen, daughter of Mrs. W. E. Coolbaugh, has been sick this week.  Dr. Book is attending her.

Andy Montgomery, the freight agent between here and  Webster, was sick Monday and his trip was made by Ed Richards.

The Stockton band is now occupying the old school building on North Depot Street as headquarters and it makes an ideal place for the boys.

The Stockton Woodman camp is making extensive arrangements for attending the semi-annual Woodman Convention at Woodston on April 7th.

Wid Judd, of Minneapolis, Kansas, is here visiting  his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Judd, of Lanark township.  His parents are both in quite poor health.

J. T. Smith is having the iron clad addition  to the north of his store building nicely repainted and will otherwise decorate it in such style as will add much to its appearance.

Grant Hendricks, the Plainville liveryman, was over at the county seat on Monday, bringing with him Barney Gallagher, the popular Stockton butcher who was just returning from Burlington, Colorado.

Mrs. F. L. Kienzle returned on Monday from a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Fittell, at Osborne.  She returned to her home at Plainville, after a brief visit with the Kienzle family at this place.

Mrs. M. L. McCubbin is quite sick, and her boarders have been compelled to hunt other boarding places, as she is unable to take care of them.  Prof. Bullimore, on of her boarders, is  now staying with Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Collyer.

March 18, 1909 The Stockton Review
By W. R. Baker

$1.00 per Year in Advance

Applications made for admission as mail master of the second class of Stockton, Kansas

Now is the time to subscribe.

Notice the change in Col. L. C. Hopkins ad.

W. T. Pfleiderer went east on the train Monday evening, on a business trip.

Miss Katie Williams of Nicodemus took the train here for Concordia last Monday evening.

300 bushels beardless seed barley.  Phone line 12 F. W. Turner. 4t pd.

Dr. F. M. Daily, one of Beloit's leading physicians, was in the city on professional business last Friday.

Ex-county Supt. H. R. Graham was over from Palco last Saturday on business.  He is superintendent of the Palco schools.

Dr. Book reports the arrival of a daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wallen, of Farmington township, on Friday last.

J. M. Hubbard had out quite a garden prior to the recent snow, and is much afraid his garden seed got rather cold during the time the snow was on.

George Hamilton, formerly of this place, but later of Scottsville, has sold his drug store there to Oscar E. Schmell.  What George intends to do now, we know not.

Fred Barnes has moved on the J. W. Lytle farm west of town, and J. W. Lytle has moved to town and is occupying the house just vacated by Wyatt McKinzie, and Wyatt McKinzie has moved to the Jack Shaw farm in Farmington township.

Miss Mona Pickens came up from Osborne last Monday and spent the day with her parents, returning in the evening.

Major W. E. Rowe, for many years a merchant of Kirwin, but now of Emporia, was in the city last Saturday.  He is now traveling for a grocery firm.

My six room residence in northwest part of Stockton and two lots is for sale.  Will be sold at a bargain.  Come and see it.  2t. Frank Grimsley.

Al Streeter is now regularly employed by Col. Sweet and is devoting his entire time to looking after the Col's string of blooded horses.

J. J. Parker now has full charge and ownership of the Downs Times, one of the best weekly newspapers in this part of Kansas.  Success to Parker.

Mrs. P. S. McCracken and Mrs. C. H. Dewey will entertain the L. A. S. of the Congregational church on Friday, March 26th.  A full attendance is desired as there is work.

R. R. Hays went to Woodston Saturday morning where he gave his lecture on his European travels before the Rooks County Teachers Association that evening --Osborne News.

Of all the towns in western Kansas, Plainville has certainly been as much in need of a good fire protection as any and their system will probably more than pay for itself in increasing property values.

Since our last issue a great misfortune has befallen one otherwise happy Stockton home.  All the plastering fell from the ceiling of the best room at one crash, mixing up furniture and wall decorations in one conglomerated mass upon the carpet.  The lady doesn't care to be made an object of sympathy so we do not mention her name.  But she is entitled to sympathy just the same.

One of the worst women I ever knew to talk about other people's houses lived in a house that was so rickety that the city council talked about condemning it.
 I claim to be public spirited, still I wouldn't under any circumstances serve on a city council.  I have drawn the line on letting people put me up as a target and shoot at me free of charge.
 I have never been able to see anything so grand about a big wedding dinner given by people who are so poor that they have to live on corn bread and buttermilk for the next sixty days to even up on expenses.
The big money that is being made out of the sheep business has caused lots of people to become interested in that industry.  A farmer near this town recently subscribed for the "Rams Horn," in order that he might post up on the breeding and care of sheep.
Some one dug up and exhibited down at the corners last Saturday a badge containing the inscription, "16 to 1, No Compromise."  This is the first time in years that one of these relics of the period of political insanity extending from 1890 to 1896, has been displayed in public.
"I can drink or I can let it alone." said a man to me down at the corners.  "Why don't you try letting it alone a while and see how you will like the plan," I asked.  "Oh, I have tried that plan," he said, "but it is so much harder than drinking, that I thought inasmuch as I am getting old I ought to choose the lighter class of labor.  I am getting too old and feeble to work so hard."

John M. Reeder and son, who have been visiting here with relatives for the past two weeks left for their home at Jefferson, Iowa, Monday evening..

The infant child of Mrs. and Mrs. Claude Reeder, of this city, died last Friday and was buried Saturday in the Stockton Cemetery. This is a blow to the young parents, and they have the sympathy of all their many friends here.

E. I. Covert was over from Zurich last Tuesday.  He reports the small grain in the fine condition out there.  He will go to Topeka next week and will bring home with him his son who has been in an asylum there for some months, and we are glad to say the son is reported to have completely recovered his mind.

Col. Sweet is building a fine few barn on his premises in the southeast part of town.  the barn will be 20 X 30 feet.  He will arrange it with box stalls and all modern conveniences for the keeping of fine stock.   Also he will make an office and a place for his hostler to make headquarters there.  He will give special attention to all stock entrusted to his keeping.

The following rules governing the Diploma examination were ad_______ Saturday, March 13th, 1909, at a  _________ conference of the examining board of the rural schools and of, cities of third class and are in substance rules adopted by the County Superintendents of the state, with but_____ charges, and these were made necessary by local conditions:
Rural school examination, Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, in Cities of the third class, Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, 1909.
Location of examinations (_________ schools),
Dist. No. Name of School Teacher in charge of examination
9 Survey, Edna Wasson
11 Codell, J. R. Raumaker
23 Webster, Grace Matthew
17 Howe, Eunice Selbe
39 Hoskins, Laura B. Hoskins
49 Portage, Angle Reed
58 Spring Branch, Floy Westenh_______
63 Muir, Adelaide Hopkins
75 Hazen, Murra Sayles
76 West Plainville, Hester Gl_________
111 One Hundred eleven, Pearl ________;
Un 1 Zurich, Thomas Hill.
Location of examinations (of third class).
Dist. No. Name of School. Teacher in charge of examination.
6 Stockton, Supt. Bullimore
61 Palco, Prin. Graham
69 Plainville, Prin. Brown
71 Damar, Sr. Aloysius
100 Woodston, Floy Westenha_______
Examination Fee
Pupils writing on five or less subjects, fee, 25 cents.
Pupils writing on more than five subjects, fee 50 cents.
Schedule of Subjects
In each  examination the following order of subjects will be followed:
Friday--Orthography, Reading, Penmanship, Geography, Grammar, and Kansas History.
Saturday--Arithmetic, United States History, Physiology, Classics, ________, and Algebra (elective).
Note pupil make take either ______ing or classics.
It would be well for pupils to look over carefully the following rules of admission to the examination.
1.  Pupils will be admitted to t_____ examination.

The new Baptist church at Turkville, one of the finest country church in this part of Kansas is jut being completed by the Baptist congregation and the Turkville community.  The church is a large, well constructed _______ building and will be a fine thing in this community.  The dedication services will be held Sunday, March ________.

Jim Creek Ranch
3 1/2 miles east, 1 1/2 miles north of Stockton Kansas
Thirty head of horses and mules
We sell or exchange work horses for young horses or cattle, in fact, anything of value.  A good place to match your teams.
Griffin & Ives
Ranch Phone 254  Office Phone 154

April 1, 1909

Stockton's Big Dry Goods Store
Look Bros.
Our new line of spring suits and jackets have arrived.  We are satisfied this is the finest and cheapest line ever brought to Stockton.   One look at our Sidenberg & Hays line will convince you of the same.  They are of the latest styles and shapes.
Sidenberg & Hays -- Ladies skirts in all colors and shades, stripes and plaids at reasonable prices.
Muslin Underwear -- Department is larger than ever before.  Beautiful muslin gowns at all prices.
Dress Ginghams -- from 10 to 15 cents.  New Holland Dress Ginghams silk finish only 25 cents a yard.
Dress Calico -- 8 cents a yard.  Just the thing for a house dress.
Shirt Waists -- Shirt waists from 98 cents up.
New Embroideries -- New insertions.  New Corset Cover Embroideries.  New Corset Covers.
We are agents for Mokaska Coffee
Remember our Spring line of Suits and Jackets.
Look Bros.

Mrs. Wilson of Webster, sister of Mrs. F. B. Phelps. left for her home last Saturday after a weeks visit here.

The Whitford farm of 200 acres was sold Wednesday.  The farm was transferred to Col. Sweet and from Sweet to D. V. Kelly.  Considerations $11,000.

Miss Bina Stamper returned last week from Hill city and is now visiting with relatives in Greenfield township.  She will return to Stockton Saturday.

President Harn of the Sons & Daughters of Justice lodge No. 113 of this city brought into this office yesterday their new badges just received.  They are indeed beauties and are worn by the various officers of the order during their meetings.

J. H. Russ and wife returned Monday from an extended visit to Missouri.

Street Commissioner Goodfellow is doing some good work on South Second street.

Mr. and Mrs. Cal McNulty went to Kansas City last Sunday evening to be gone about a week.

Claude Reeder moved out to a house on the H. G. Reeder place in Greenfield township last Friday.

Bobby Robinson quit work for Cooley &  Smith last week and began at once for J. T. Smith.

Absolom Evans, one of the old settlers at Webster, died last Saturday and was buried at that place on Sunday.  He was an old and highly respected citizen.

Annual School Meeting
To the votes of Stockton school district No. 6  Among the laws recently passed, the date of the annual school meeting in all school districts in cities of the third class, has been changed to the second Friday in April and the date for the annual meeting this year is April 9.  Charles Riseley, Clerk.

Attention Royal Neighbors
The question of amending local camp by-laws, so that meetings of the camp will take place the second and fourth Friday evenings of each month instead of the first and third Saturday afternoon of each month, will be voted on at the next regular meeting Saturday, April 3.  All Royal Neighbors are notified to be present.  Mrs. E. P. Shaw, Rec.

Jay Feleay and wife went to Netawaka Sunday where Jan will work with Contractor Johns who is building a new schoolhouse there.

May 20, 1909

Governor Riddle Killed
For something like thirty years the name of A. Pl. Riddle, of Minneapolis, has been a prominent one in Kansas.  He was at one time Lieut. Gov. of Kansas, and has been very prominent as the editor of the Minneapolis Messenger, and the publisher of different society papers.  He was killed in an automobile accident last Wednesday night near Salina, he and four associates being on their way to Salina from Minneapolis.  The auto ran into an embankment that had been thrown  up to close a road, and Mr. Riddle was thrown out and received injuries from which he died in a short time.  He will be very much missed in Kansas.  He was one of the readiest extemporaneous speakers that Kansas possessed.  He had been known for many years as "Gov. Riddle."

More Women than Men
The census announced last Saturday shows that there are 15,425 more women than men in the National Capitol city.  The District of Columbia contains ___43,003 people, 97,142 of who are negroes.

E. R. Toepffer
Will do your painting cheaper than any man in this town.  Will paint anything.  Varnishing and Staining is his ________.

No Such Order
For weeks past the exchanges have been printing a statement to the effect that if fifty cents worth of stamps per day was not sold on a rural route, the route would be discontinued.  It was asserted that an order to that effect had been issued by the postal department.  This week we laid the matter before Postmaster Young who gave the following statement:  "I am not prepared to say that no such order was ever issued, but will say that no such order has ever been received at the office at Stockton.  There are good reasons for believing that no such an order was ever issued.  Such an order would be inconsistent with the policies of the postal department.  The prime object of the department is the accommodating of the general public with such mail facilities as can consistently be given, and the mere fact that patrons of a route should fail to purchase stamps on a route would form no consistent reason for discontinuing it.  The volume of mail business on a route is in no way regulated by the  receipts on the route for stamps.  For instance, if on Route No. 1, the heaviest route out of Stockton, every patrol should happen to get hold of stamps in some other way than from the carrier, and for a whole month the carrier should not sell a stamp but the volume of business continue, there would be no thought on the part of the government of discontinuing the route.  A person can get his stamps how and where he pleases, just so he don't get to manufacturing them."

Barr Holds the Belt
For some time past there has been a misunderstanding between Richard O. Moller, and Edwin B. Barr as the which could lay the other on his back in a "catch as catch can" scuffle.  they agreed on all other points, and are the best of friends.  But Richard believed that with a weight of about 185 and strength to correspond he would be able to handle Barr, who with a weight of about 155 though his agility and skill would enable him to overcome the weight and strength of his Norwegian adversary.  There seemed no way of settling the matter but to put it to the test.  Different lines of argument failed to convince either party, and on Sunday afternoon the parties with scarcely a dozen spectators went to the grove near the engine house where under the above named rules the struggle was pulled off, with the result that the first round put Richard on his back, and the second brought him to his hands and knees.  Mr. Barr has been a resident here long enough to be known to all and Richard Oerting Moller is a young Norwegian, well educated, speaks and understands five different languages, is industrious, temperate and popular with all who know him.  He and Barr are probably better friends than ever now, as they have settled satisfactorily their chief dispute.

Not a Paper Road
Some people are disposed to call the Nebraska, Kansas and Southern railway a "paper road."  And it looks well on paper.  A dispatch from Garden city, Kansas, says the grading outfit are beginning actual work toward the northeast.  Great piles of rails and ties are on the ground, and work crews are on hand to do the grading for 25 miles.  This is the road for which the grading contract is let from Garden city to Stockton, and which is then to be pushed to Superior, Nebraska.  Smith Center and Smith county are on the direct line, and Frank Burnham, the promoter of the road, says that a proposition will before very long be presented to the people of Smith County. --Smith County Pioneer.

Death of Mrs. W. H. Barnes
Richard Martin hands us a copy of the Ventura Weekly Democrat, published at Ventura, California, containing an account of the death of Mrs. W. H. Barnes, formerly of this place, and who will be remembered by all the older settlers here.  W. H. Barnes was for years a prominent figure in Roods county and was once county superintendent, being succeeded in that position by Dr. Ainsworth.  Mrs. Barnes was sixty-three years of age, and left a husband and one son and two daughters.  One of the daughters was Mrs. G. N. Mickell, who is also formerly of this place.

W. P. O'Brien sold his half section of Rooks county land last Wednesday to W. T. Runyon of Ellis.  The enterprise Realty Co. of Palco consummated the deal.--Luray Herald.

The Girl
The tennis girl goes out to play her nerve-producing game; the flippant girl goes out larking because her life's too tam; the reading girl betakes herself into a world of books; the scheming girl to the seaside goes to fish with artful hooks; the flirting girl goes anywhere she thinks there is a man; the dressy girl goes to Paris to buy a dress and fan; the beauty foes upon the stage to share her handsome looks; but the girl that gets the husband says right at home and cooks.--Cuba Daylight.

George Benedick Surprised
Last Thursday was the Sixty-fifth birthday of our popular old soldier postmaster, George Benedick, and his relatives got together and perpetrated a surprise on him.  they arrived early in the day with baskets loaded to the brim with modern forage, and when George went to dinner he found a layout and a reception that done his old heart good.  In all there were forty-five relatives present and these only represent about half of the Benedick family in the west.  The following were present.  Mrs. and Mrs. Geo. Watkins and two children, M. Watkins and five children, Geo. burns and two children, Harry Benedick and two children, Bert Benedick and two children, E. S. Graham and wife and two children, Sheridan Benedick and four children, Mr. and Mrs. A. Benedick, Mrs. Edna Shrouf and son, Ernest Benedick, Ben Hershberger, Ora Benedick and wife and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Benedick and son Jack.--Plainville Gazette.

Sterling & Hazen
Carry the Newest, Freshest, Cleanest, Finest,
They ask you to call and see what they have to offer, and guarantee you courteous treatment, and full weights and measures.  Give them a Trial.
Fruits A Specialty

April 8, 1909

Miss Myrtle Reeder visited over Sunday with her parents in Greenfield township.

April 15, 1909

J. C. Coldiron and wife of Beloit are visiting W. H. Coldiron and family in this city.

April 29, 1909

Miss Crystal Reeder assisted in the W. C. Reed grocery last Saturday. This establishment has gotten to the place where it finds it difficult to get sufficient help on Saturday to handle its large volume of business.

May 6, 1909

Miss Reeder entertained the Social T's at the home of Mrs. S. N. Hawkes last Monday evening.

Council Meeting:  The following bills were audited and allowed: Ira Hazen, drayage $2.50

Mrs. J. P. Feleay entertained the Aid Society of the Christian Church at her home last Wednesday.

Rural School Graduates:  Stockton:  Mabel Schindler.

June 3 1909

Miss Lillie Newbrey
Lay hold, hang on, and push was the subject which was philosophically discussed by the Valedictorian, Miss Lille Newbrey.  It constituted an exhortation to energy, to new life, to live for others, to get out of life what there is in it, to be thorough.  She made a touching appeal to the other members to pursue without a falter the course they were engaged in.  Her address to the school board and patrons of the school in particular was full of inspiration for all.  To sum the whole matter up in a few words we will say that we think that all went away thinking that the honor of delivering the valedictory class address had been conferred on the right member.

Spectacles and Eye Glasses
Fitted and guaranteed by
W. I. Smith, Doctor of Optics,
at Chipman's Jewelry

Let Winters bring  your ice.  Phone him at No. 266

Cobs for sale.  Phone 12, Line 21.  H. E. Miller

The entire Kienzle family left Tuesday evening for a visit at Atchison, Kansas, their old home.

Woodston's Fine new School Building
Where 31 people are saying to 81 people that there shall be no high school this years.

Where Does He Stand
Some of the sixth district papers are quoting Deacon Chambers as saying he favored either E. P. Sample or J. Todd Reed for congress. Deacon could well afford to give some Gypsy medium a quarter to tell him just where he is at.  It is our understanding that these are both good men, and we dislike very much to see them slaughtered.  If the deacon could get a little help he might discover that he didn't favor these men in which case the nomination of either one of them would be among the possibilities.  If nothing better could be done, Deacon could get Onion Ed Allen to run the cards and tell him a little something.

Matrimonial Affairs
On the 28th Judge Dougherty issued marriage license to J. D. Paxton and Lucy Swift, both of Alcona.  And to William Leo McDaniel and Doril Lavanche Dittman, both of Plainville.  And to Barney Kriley and Marion McAlpine, both of Stockton.
On the 29th to Ivan Leroy Perkins and Minnie Maude Medley, both of Webster.  And to William Frank Hunter and Laura Burland, both of Zurich.
And, late yesterday we saw a good looking young woman and a well-to-do man on the streets here and learned that they were from Alton and that they had just been married at the court house.   We phoned the probate judge but found that he had mad a solemn promise to the parties to tell nothing and not wishing to encourage him to be unfaithful to them we did not urge him to tell us the names.  But the Alton people were married.

T. E. Baldwin and wife left yesterday via Phillipsburg for Colorado.

Fred Kienzle and wife came over from Plainville last Monday and went from here to Atchison this week with his parents for a visit.

D. E. Finlayson and son Howard, of Omaha, father and brother of Mrs. Dr. I. H. Look, arrived last Thursday for a visit wit the Dr. Look family.

Wm. Schulz and wife living on Duglass creek east of this city are the parents of a nine pound girl,and reports are that they are highly delighted over its arrival.

Advertisers who interests have not been properly looked after this week by the Review will please bear with us for the present, as we hope soon to be in normal condition again.

Among the people that we saw going to the Christian convention at Osborn yesterday evening were Mrs. A. C. Feleay, Bert Turner and wife, Rev. and Mrs. J. M. DeLazene, Mrs. James McCauley, Mrs. Oscar Gibbs, Bert Damon, Mrs. Hannah Vallette; and Miss Laura Craig.  This is certainly a good and representative delegation, together with those we have already mentioned.

May 27, 1909

Miss Crystal Reeder is clerking in the W. C Reed grocery this week.

Jun 10, 1909

Mrs. W. H. Coldiron went to Beloit to visit relatives last Monday evening.

June 17, 1909

W. H. Coldiron and wife returned last Friday from a visit at Beloit.

July 8, 1909

Mrs. H. G. Reeder of Greenfield township is suffering severely from rheumatism this week.

July 15, 1909

The Special Session
There is now a strong possibility that there will be a special session of the legislature to amend some matters connected wit the guaranteeing of bank deposits.  Gov. Stubbs recently sent to Hon. Geo. Yoxall, Rep. from Rooks Co. the following telegram:  "Many bankers favor special session of legislature to enact a law providing that insurance companies which guarantee bank deposits shall do so under exactly the same conditions that the new state bank guaranty laws prescribes, making all conditions exactly the same for state and national banks.  Should special session become necessary would you favor such a law with shortest session possible and minimum expanse?  Wire answer, my expense."  "W. R. Stubbs, Gov."
To this Mr. Yoxall replied that he would uphold the bank guaranty law and would favor the same rate of interest by all banks.  We believe that the general sentiment here is that this defect in the law should be 
remedied immediately, and we think Mr. Yoxall did the right thing by encouraging the idea of a special session be called.

Two good work teams for sale. 21-2t. R. A. Selbe.

Miss Madeline Slightam, of Kirwin, is visiting here.

Walter Taylor was up from Concordia last Wednesday.

We regret to note just as we go to press that the child of Mr. and Mrs. Roloson died last night.

Mrs. Clara Morley and children, of Salina, came in on the passenger this morning to spend a few days visiting with Mrs. F. Mm. Gold.

S. S. Updyke and E. D. Jacobs went this morning to finish preparing for the plasterers, the house which they have been building for Mrs. and Mrs. Charley Long on their farm.

Teacher's Examination, There were 100 applicants for teacher' certificates at the recent teachers' examination. There were issued three Professional, three first grades, 22 seconds, 51 thirds, and three were issued grades for a Professional only. There were 27 applicants rejected. The following is a list of the successful applicants:
Nellie Sander
Ella Standish
Mabel Root

First Grade
Edna Gerken
Grace Mathew
William Kerr

Second Grade
Nellie Scott
Anna Brown
Grace E. Gish
J. A. Ross
Lucy F. Look
Bessie Henry
Rose Gribel
Maud Green
Arthur C. Wise
Edna Wasson
Martha Bigge
Alice McKanna
Mabel Colbert
Murra Sayles
Lawrence J. Dryden
Adelaide Hopkins
Anna Verveka
Herbert Darland
John W. Rorick
Emma Bigge
Edith Kerr
Cora Normon

Third Grade
May Call
Estella Skenyon
Agnes Reed
Millie Cochell
Alice Mendenhall
Vera Betts
Ruby Mullen
Clyde Conger
Nettie R. Leverton
Vivian Meek
John Raymond
Annetta Ruhaak
Harvey E. Turk
Lillian White
Eunice Selbe
Rella Stevens
Mary Carter
Martha Wallace
Ethel Prosser
Clyde Reppert
Durward W. Moore
Nella Harris
D. Baumgarterner
Florence Russell
Lee Watts
Olie Wasson
Margaret Colahan
Flora Starbuck
Elsie Morgan
Celia Cochell
Jennie Carmichael
Emma Gick
Emma Sander
Mabel McCarroll
Isabella Miller
C. W. Seaman
Crystal Reeder
Golda Kelm
Dixie Carpenrer
Jennie Luckinbill
Lucy Selbe
Lavina E. Armstrong
Benj. Fulceer
John G. Seaman
Verdie Farrier
Edwin Marble
Albert Bright
Blaine Hershberger
Dovie Sherwood
Abigal Borin
Cora Glendening

A Business Change
A business change of importance was made in the business circles of this place yesterday.  the general stock of merchandise of J. F. Dunn was sold to P. P. Raumaker.  the work of invoicing will begin next Monday.  The deal put Mrs. Dunn entirely our of the mercantile business in Stockton, but he still has his Plainville stock.  Dunn gets a small amount of good collateral, but the price is principally cash.  Mr. Raumaker has been in business here and is no stranger to our people, and as he steps into a good and well established business, we feel that he will do well.  We are sorry, however, to see Mr. Dunn go out of business, as he is one of the men who took stock in the first issue of this paper in Stockton, and has stayed with it since.  He knows a good thing when he sees it.  We hope Dunn will prosper wherever he may go, and we extend the best wished to the new firm.

New Electric Theatre
It is now certain that Stockton is to have a new2 and thoroughly modern electric theatre.  W. R. Griffin informs us that he will fit up in the building now occupied by John Martin, a thoroughly modern place of amusement.  the room will be refitted, a stage built, the floor raised, opera chairs put in and everything planned for the comfort of the patrons the room is centrally located and surely an ideal place for the theatre.  People who know Mr. Griffin will realize that there is nothing that he will leave undone to make this place first-class in every respect.  He will put in a piano and will secure the best vocal and instrumental music all the time.  The electric theatre is a very popular place of amusement and has come to stay and we venture that the Wizard Electric Theatre will be second to no other in this part of the state.  Stockton continues to take on metropolitan airs.  John Martin will assist in the new enterprise.

Call up No. 266 when you want ice.

Farm Loans
Plenty of money.  No waiting for inspector to see land.  Interest and principal payable at your home bank.  C. H. Dewey.

Let Winters bring your ice.  Phone him at No. 266.

Uncle Sam's Cash
Washington, July 10--The Condition of the treasury at the beginning of business today was as follows:
Trust funds--Gold coin, $861,185,869; silver dollars, $485,250,000; silver dollars of 1890 $4,209,000; silver certificates outstanding  $485,250,000.
General fun--Standard silver dollars in general fund, $6, 745,618; current liabilities $99,508,981; working balance to treasury office, $19,695,614; in banks to credit of treasurer of the United States $64,028,066; subsidiary silver coins $20,724,981; miner coins $2, 547,130.  Total balance in general fund $116,484,068.

Commissioners Proceedings.
Stockton, Kansas July 5, 1909
As per agreement by phone the Board of County Commissioners per J. H. Miller chairman adjourned the regular July meeting to August 3rd, 909, to transact the regular July business.
Attest--N. F. Hill, Co. Clerk                J. H. Miller, Chairman

Sidewalk Notice
At a regular meeting of the Council of Stockton, Kansas held on the 8th day of July 1909, a cement or brick sidewalk was ordered build on the north side of block No. 19 North in Stockton, Kansas.  Said walks to be commenced within fifteen days from the publication of this notice, and to be built in accordance with the ordinances of the City governing sidewalks.  Dated, Stockton, Kansas July 13th, 1909.  F. A. Chipman, City Clerk.  Published July 15, 1909.

Superintendent Notice
Office of County Superintendent Stockton, Kan.  July12th, 1909
To Whom it May Concern--Since the recent Teachers' Examination, it seems that we shall have almost a sufficient number of teachers in the county to supply the demand.  It will therefore not be necessary to endorse certificates from other counties to fill our schools, and the endorsements that shall be given this year will be extremely few.  this notice applies to all schools in the county.  School boards will please take notice and not embarrass themselves nor other by attempting to vary from the spirit of this announcement.  C. E. Rarick, County Superintendent, Rooks County, Kansas.

Mrs. Dr. Aukes has gone to Hallam, Nebraska, for a visit with friends and relatives.

Miss Anna Woodward, of Louisville, Iowa, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. B. E. Kelley, in this city.

Reports here are that Dan Laird who is in the insane asylum, is failing pretty fast, and that the chances are poor for his recovery.

Council Proceedings: The following bills were allowed: W. F. Hall, mowing $12.00; Feleay & Son, material-labor $11.50.

John W. Young, of Comanche County, Kansas, was in the city last Wednesday, looking for a fellow named John Webb, who is wanted in his county for statutory rape. He phoned out to John Coldiron's and found the fellow was there. He started out, but before he could get there the fellow had become wise, and had drawn all the money due him, $5, and had apparently, fallen off the earth. Up to going to press Webb has not been located.

The Review's Gift Piano Contest closes next Saturday Evening.

C. W. Phelps pay cash for cream.

Nine good cows for sale.  23-tf.  E. F. Reynolds, Phone 136.

Mrs. Kavoreck, and Miss Newman, both of Hallam, Nebraska are visiting the family of G. H. Ruhaak.

Reports are that the little Hicks boy who is in the hospital at Concordia, is improving nicely.

Mrs. M. E. Wooley and son Charles arrived yesterday from Omaha, Nebraska, for a visit with her sister, Mrs. T. R. May.

The storm last Sunday morning is said to have been quite severe at Downs.  We are told that some of the best shade trees in town were blown down.

S. R. Tucker brought F. W. Splitter up from Codell last Wednesday.  Mr. Splitter was giving his attorney, Mr. Hawks, some additional facts about the kind of a girl he has recently married from whom he is seeking a legal separation.

W. H. Tanzey went to St. Joseph and other river points last Monday evening to purchase new goods for the Long & Tanzey Clothing store, in contemplation of the heavy trade that is sure to come to Stockton this fall and winter.

Jessie Dennis accompanies the Carrier on Rural Route No. 1 last Wednesday, to assist him in getting through the mud.  Then they returned Jessie had been in mud to his shoe tops and had his clothes covered with mud.  They made the trip in about four hours.

Tonight, Mr. Abram Gold who has been visiting for some time with his son Frank, will start for his home at Baker, Kansas.  He has enjoyed his stay in the county very much and has been so well pleased with the country that he has seen fit to risk some money in Rooks county land.

See J. W. Adams, if you want any of the famous Kerkorfe wheat for seek.  It will pay you to try this variety.

July 29, 1909

W. H. Coldiron and wife are visiting in Beloit.

August 5, 1909

W. H. Coldiron is enlarging the east wing of his home this week, making much more room in it.

August 12, 1909

Commissioner's Proceedings: The following deputy assessors' bills were allowed: B. F. Shively, Logan township, claimed $96.95; allowed.

Mrs. J. E. Barnes is quite sick this week.

Miss Myrtle Reeder went to Glen Elder Friday evening for a visit with Miss Lillian Winn. Miss Winn has been re-employed in the Stockton schools for the coming year.

August 19, 1909 Stockton Review

Attorney Osborn was over Wednesday to look after the trouble among  the colored folks.  It was settled out of court --Plainville Gazette

Carrier Parham reports another 10 pound boy out on his route Tuesday morning at the home of John Drotts and wife.--Logan Republican

Rev. Dennis and wife returned home from their visit to Indiana Thursday.  They has a fine visit, but were each rather tired and glad to get home again.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dryden are in Smith Centre this week where Mrs. Dryden has relatives, whom they are visiting.  They are also attending the Smith Co. Fair.

County Superintendent C. E. Rarick has purchased through N. H. Bedard, at the Smith Hardware store a new Yale motorcycle, which he will use the coming year in his work of visiting schools.  The work of visiting all the schools involves the traveling of many hundreds of miles, and this machine will be a fine thing for him, as the judges of motorcycles say it is a standard make.

Down at Wichita a man has started in to bread the drought by the rain-making route.  We are not at all surprised that a Wichita man should start even a rain-making move.  While this fellow claims to be a member of the old school when they produced rain at so much per and depend upon nature to land the money, he now says he has a new and successful theory and started in last Sunday on a Weeks' rain-making campaign and if it rains down there this week it is easy to explain how it happened.

Single Comb Brown Leghorn Eggs
Per 15 -- 75 cents
Per 100 -- $2.50
Our flock consists of 200 selected hens headed by high scoring males.  Deliveries can be made most any time at Stockton or Woodston.  Better book your order now and eggs can be reserved for you just when you want them.  Phone 9-63 R. G. Sollenbarger, Woodston, Kansas.

Many Rotten Eggs
The last shipment of eggs that H. M. Harn made was that of sixteen cases, and in that number of eggs --480 dozen -- there were 106 dozen rotten ones, caused by the extensive heat, as the eggs were all right when they left here.

W. I. Smith
Optometrist and Doctor of Optics
Glasses fitted and Guaranteed.
Chipman's Jewelry

For Sale
Three or four good dwelling houses well located in Stockton at a bargain.  Oscar Gibbs.

Man is a funny little cuss and hasn't long to stay, he flies around and makes a fuss and then he hikes away.  Some men imagine they are great and try to tear up Jack, but each one meets the same old fate and trots the same old track.  Great Caesar is dead and turned to clay and so is Cicero, and Alexander's gone away the rest of us must go.  The sages, heroes, poets, all, the men of wealth and worth, into an open grave must fall and crumble back to earth.--Selected.

A. P. Gregory, at present editor and publisher of the Frankfort Daily Review, has been employed as superintendent of the Beloit City school.  He is an able writer and is recognized as an educator of state wide reputation.

Ola Pierce will go to Concordia tonight.  Friday night Bert Gregory and wife will leave for Iowa.  Ola will join them at Concordia and accompany them on the Iowa trip.

Stevens & Ruby are offering some great bargains in Real Estate.  See their ad elsewhere in this issue.

Death of Mrs. Nedrow
Among the pioneers of Rooks county was Mrs. Mariah Nedrow who came with her husband, George M. Nedrow, to what is now Ash Rock township in 1876.  Here they lived for many years, later selling out their farm there and purchasing a farm in Valley township, Phillips county, where they lived till about three years ago when they moved to Kirwin.  Here Mr. Nedrow died about three years ago, after which Mrs. Nedrow came here and has since made her home with her niece, Mrs. Simon Tarbell.  Here she died on Tuesday afternoon, August 17, 1909.  Today the funeral services are being held at the Stone Church in Ash Rock township, and the remains will be laid to rest beside those of her late husband.

At the Park Sunday
At Lincoln Park Sunday last there was an immense crowd of people, and the principal address of the day was made by Hon. Richard Yates, Ex-Governor of Illinois.  Mrs. Yates is the ideal chautauqua lecturer.  Far above anything of a sectional nature, he took a broad ground for his subject, dealing with those elements that go to make up the high type of manhood.  A statesman and a politician, yet he did not stoop to a discussion of partisan politics on the Sabbath day.  He is an orator, is broad intellectually, is of a refined Christian character, and his class of man is just the class who teach the doctrines that chautauquas were organized to expound.

continued from last week's commissioner's report August 4, 1909: The following bills were allowed: W. F. Hall, mowing weeds in courthouse yard, 75 cents allowed.

Charles Hilgers Sr. Dead      Word was received here Wednesday morning that Charles Hilgers Sr. of this county, had died at the home of his son Charles in Colorado, on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. This will be sad news to his many friends here. He was a man universally esteemed by a large circle of friends here. He was once sheriff of Rooks County in which position he was very popular. As a friend and neighbor he stood above reproach, and the death of such a man is always untimely. We understand the remains will be shipped to Plainville for interment.

Nine good cows for sale.  23-tf.  E. F. Reynolds, Phone 136.

August 26, 1909 Stockton Review

On Sunday last at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Jones, in Sugarloaf township, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Minnie, to Clarence E. Totten, of this place.  The newly married couple took the train at Phillipsburg that evening for a tour of Colorado, and will return here later.  Miss Jones had contracted to teach in the primary department of the Osborne schools, and we are told she will carry out the contract the same as though she had remained single.  She was a very successful teacher in this county for a long time, and her success here won a good position for her in the Osborne schools.  Mr. Totten is a young man who has made a success of business here.  About five years ago he went in partnership with W. H. Sage in the tombstone business, and the way the business has built up under his care, speaks volumes for his ability as a business man.  After Mrs. Totten finished her school at Osborne, this worthy couple will establish a home in this city, and will be welcomed by all admirers of good citizens.  the Review congratulates them worthy young people.

A Bold Burglar
Laveen Allen, son Onion Ed Allen of Iowa township, informs us that on Saturday night last, between the hours of midnight and 1 a. m., a strange man entered the residence of his father in Iowa township, by pulling open the screen door.  He walked on through two rooms to a bedroom door which he pulled open and entered the room.  This room was occupied by Dorcie.  Dorcie spoke to him but he was not sociable and failed to answer a question so to who he was.  As soon as she spoke to him he made a hasty exit.  All the family were aroused and got up at once and started in pursuit.  By the time they all got out of the house, the fellow was gone.  And the fellow had better leave the country for good, too, as we will wager a year's subscription against a dollar that Allen will get him yet.  Allen will shuffle the cards and identify him inside of a month.  Allen has unearth many strange things by means of the shuffling of a common pack of cards, and we are sure he will get this fellow, too.

Monday Morning Fire:  Just at 6:30 a.m. Monday the alarm of fire was sounded both by the fire bell and the Missouri Pacific freight engine at the depot. The fire was in the upstairs of the old Ralph Wood property near the depot. The house was occupied by Will Hall and family. The fire caught from a defective flue and before it was discovered had made considerable headway. The fire department was soon there, and, although the fire was hard to get at, being in the garret where there were no openings to it, they succeeded in putting it out before the flames got to the surface of the building. The damage was probably $150. The place was owned by Ira Hazen, and we are glad to find that the loss is well covered by insurance. Most of Mr. Hall's household goods were gotten out, but were, of course, damaged somewhat. Hall had no insurance.

Filed for Probate
The will of the late Mrs. Mariah Nedrow was filed for probate Tuesday of this week by S. N. Hawkes, attorney for the legatee, Mrs. Sarah Tarbell, niece of the deceased, and with whom the deceased made her home for several years prior to her death.

Dr. I. H. Look and wife returned Saturday from an extended trip through Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota.

F. J. Barber and wife, of Nicodemus, took the train here Saturday evening for Atchison to visit relatives.

D. A. Seaman and wife, of Beloit, visited from Saturday till Sunday in this city with the family of C. E. Crowell.

Miss Antionette Schoenhoven started Sunday evening for a two weeks visit at Junction City and Minneapolis, Kansas.

Mrs. J. A. Buckles and Mrs. D. V. Kelly, of Iowa township, started Saturday evening for a visit with relatives and friends at Clifton.

E. D. Hunter started Saturday evening for a ten days visit with his aged mother in Nebraska.  the mother is in quite poor health.

Mrs. George Hamilton returned to her home at Jamestown Monday evening after a short visit here with the family of Capt. D. N. Hamilton.

Prof. Showers, the chiropodist, left Thursday after a weeks visit among the corns, moles and bunions of Stockton.

Mrs. Montgomery returned from her Iowa trip Sunday.  She also visited St. Joe and Kansas City where she laid in good stock of millinery.

Mrs. Peterson of Jamestown, who had been visiting the family of Capt. D. N. Hamilton, in this city since Thursday, left for her home Saturday.

G. H. Ruhaak and wife left Sunday evening for Beatrice, Nebr., where Mr. Ruhaak will consult a specialists regarding a swelling on his lower jaw.

E. I. Covert, of Zurich, took the train here Monday for Loudonville, Ohio, where his father who is about eighty years of age, is in quite poor health.

Ralph Keilholtz returned, Sunday evening to Cawker City, where he has a good position with G. L. Hudkins who owns the electric light plant at that place.

A. A. Johnson and wife, of Avoca, Nebr., who had been visiting the family of A. R. McCann, of this place, for some time, left for their home last Friday evening.

This has been a strenuous week for the office force.  In addition to the paper, the school Monthly was to get out and a rush of job work kept us on the move early and late.

George Huckett and wife, of Wymore, Nebr., are visiting in the city.  Mr. Huckett is a brother of Mrs. Chas. Veal and Mrs. Huckett is a sister of Mrs. W. R. Baker.

Mrs. W. A. Baker and daughter Miss Myla arrived Friday for a few days visit with the writer and family.  They have been visiting Ben T. Baker and wife at Smith Center.

Mrs. Ollie Jones and four children left for their home in Columbus, Kansas, Monday evening, after an extended visit here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Coldiron.

J. N. Mullen came down from Bow Creek township Saturday and took the train for Woodston that evening where he will visit his daughter, Mrs. George Jones, for a few days.

Miss Lane, the nurse who has been here for some time, and who had just finished her work of nursing Mrs. C. E. Rarick and young daughter, left Saturday evening for her home at Concordia.

I. L. Marshall threshed his wheat crop this week, the wheat yielding about sixteen bu. per acre and tested sixty pounds.  Part of it is of a fine quality, but another part is considerably bleached.

Any one having a small barn for sale, can find a buyer by calling at this office. 30-tf.

Post office Inspector Frank C. Hammond was in the city Friday,and while here checked up the Stockton post office, gave it a clean bill of health and went east in the evening.  His home is at Clyde.

O. H. Beeson sent to Linn, Sunday evening where he will visit relatives and attend an old settler's reunion.  He says further he will buy for himself a new shirt, not being able to get one large enough here.

Mrs. Thos. Murtey,of Weeping Water, Nebr., formerly Miss Olive Hill, of this place, spent a couple of days in the city the past week with her friend Mrs. F. M. Smith.  She left for her home Sunday evening.

Ex-Representative E. A. Kramer, formerly of Plainville, but now of Ness City, was in Stockton Thursday in a new automobile.  He brought Banker J. C. Hooper and others over from Ness City to attend the railroad meeting here.

Sept. 2, 1909 Stockton Review

When at the fair next week call on Butler & Vallette, the Clothiers.  You'll find when you come to look up the question of your new suits for fall and winter wear, that
Hart Schaffner & Marx
Have produced for us a very special line of unusually beautiful clothes.  You'll find no other such clothes in the market as we are able to show you; you may do all the looking around that you like; if you want the best your money can buy you must come to us; and you'll come in the end.
As soon as you're ready we want to show you some of the beautiful fancy weaves we have here in suits; and the fine blue serges; foreign and American cloths, rich in color and pattern.
Suits $20.00, $22.50, $25.00
Overcoats $20.00, $22.50
Lower Priced at $10 to $20
If you don't buy Clothes of Butler & Vallette
You don't buy right.  Get the habit, buy of
Butler & Vallette
The store is the home of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes

John Miller, a farmer living north of Woodston, who died recently, was a poor man, not having a farm of his own, and he left a wife and six small children, so we learn from the Woodston Argus.  But he had a policy in the M. W. A. which will give his family $2,000.  Comment is unnecessary.

Walter Coslett, son of Joe Coslett, and Harry Coslett, brother of Jim, Dick and Chas. Coslett, of this place, started Monday afternoon on their bicycles for Sedalia, Mo., where Harry lives and where Walter will visit for a while.  They wanted to see some of the country, and thought this method of traveling would afford them an opportunity.

Rooks County Fruit
David Washburn recently brought to this office a dozen of what he called the strawberry variety of apples.  They were certainly a very delicious apple for this time of year, being very luscious to the taste at a time of the year when most apples are not near enough matured to be good to eat in a raw condition.  Mr. Washburn informs us that he will have about two hundred and fifty bushels of apples of the different varieties this year, notwithstanding the late frost that had apparently killed all the buds.  Mr. Washburn owns the second farm east of town, and has it improved in a fine shape in all respects, and has one of the finest orchards in Rooks county.  Had it not been for the late frosts he would have had thousands of bushels of apples this year.

Cutting Scrape at Nicodemus
Last Monday night Dr. Vanduyn was called to Nicodemus to care for the wounds made on the person of Roy Beverly by Ira Hall, with a razor.  We have heard several versions as to how the trouble started but the most plausible is that there was too much booze inside the fighters and that hall was exceedingly ready to use the razor.  Beverly was first cut on the nose and lip which required nine stitches  from Dr. VanDuyn's needle.  He also received three slices just above his belt which required eighteen more stitches.  Hall was uninjured.  We understand there was a pistol fight in Nicodemus Tuesday night.   The respectable population of Nicodemus should make an earnest endeavor to put a stop to such procedures.  It should be their one ambition to make Nicodemus worthy to be called a civilized community.  At present the vicinity has a hard name and is a disgrace to the colored race.  the citizens should make an attempt to live down this hard name and at the same time increase the respectability of the colored race in Graham county.   This may be accomplished by cleaning the booze out of the town and handling the tough element with anything but careful hands.  Nicodemus will accomplish this to a more lasting degree if she works out her own reform un-aided by other communities than if such help was secured, but, unless this is done, some one else should make an attempt to bring order out of chaos--Hill City Review.

J. H. Lee, who did the electrical work on the light plant here, has been employed by the city council of Ellis, and is now doing similar work there.

A good alarm clock costs $1 and a better one a little more.  You can find a good assortment at Chipman's Jewelry.  Every one warranted one year.

If you get tired while attending the Fair, step into Chipman's Jewelry and rest.  We will furnish seats fro you.  Mothers with babies cordially invited.

H. Martin, brother-in-law of Simon Tarbell, is visiting here at present.  His home is in New York, but he has been on the Pacific coast all this summer.

Mrs. Grace Nason went to Cawker City Saturday where she will visit a day or two with Rev. Talmadge and wife, and will then return to her home at Salina.

When attending the Fair next week do not fail to step in at Chipman's Jewelry and see what a fine watch (ladies or gents) you can buy for a little money.

J. H. Baugh, father of Mrs. W. R. Griffin, died at his home in Pleasanton, Kansas, on Thursday last.  Mrs. Griffin had been at his bedside for over a week before he died.

An extraordinary large assortment of watches especially suitable for school teachers, at Chipman's Jewelry.  They are the reliable kind and every one is full warranted.  $10 and up.

Miss Lennie Cooley of Alton, who has been visiting with the family of her uncle, H. C. Cooley, of Iowa township, for some time past, left for her home near Alton Monday evening..

Yo won't suffer with headache while attending the Fair, as yo always have, if you will let me fit your eyes with the proper lenses.  "Eye-strain causes headache."  W. I. Smith, Optometrist and Doctor of Optics.

Griffin & Ives
We Buy, Sell or Trade
Choice 80 acre tract for sale on easy payment.
Plows, mowers rakes, drills and a lot of other machinery.
160 acres 5 1/2 miles from Stockton, 70 acres good farm land well watered.  Price $2,000.
A 4 room house, well located, 3 lots, water works, barn, coal house, on monthly payments of $5.00 to $10.00.
160 acres 6 miles from Stockton, 150 acres choice wheat land, 80 acres broke out.  This is a bargain at $3,500.  Liberal Terms.
450 tract, 300 acres for fall crop, fairly good buildings.  Well watered and nicely located.  A fine all purpose farm.. Will trade for stock or smaller farm.
1077 acre ranch cheap.  4 sets of buildings; 300 acres fine bottom land; springs and wells.  40 acres fine alfalfa, fenced and cross fenced; barns, sheds and self feeder tanks and wind mills.  500 acres good farm land; considerable timber, 2 1/2 miles from Stockton a true bargain at $25 per acre.  Easy terms or will take 160 or 320 acre as part payment or horses and cattle, or a 5 or 6 room house in some Kansas town.

Rev. V. V. Whitsett, a nephew of Rev. J. F. Dennis, arrived with his wife last Saturday, and is making a visit here, after which he will begin his work on the Webster circuit to which work he has lately been assigned.

J. Speer, of Downs, was here the latter part of last week with a car load of watermelons, of the Missouri crop.  He represents the Down Ice Plant, and while here made arrangements to have the product of this plant handled at Stockton.

Our good friend Z. A. Higgins started Friday evening for Kansas City to take treatment in a hospital for what seems to be a cancer on is lower lip.  He has the sincere wishes of a host of friends here for a speedy and complete recovery.

I have for sale a span of good mares, well broke, in fold, aged 4 and 6 years.  J. W. Adams 31-tf.

Col. Pfleiderer sold five head of horses at auction corner Saturday afternoon, and also sold some household goods of J. L. Newbrey.  Mr. Newbrey was moving to Emporia, and had some goods he did not care to ship.

The will of the late Chas. Hilgers was filed for probation August 23, 1909.

Jay Feleay has finished up his work on the new schoolhouse at Netawaka and was in Stockton a couple days this week. He left Tuesday for Kinslay, Kansas, where Contractor Johns, for whom he is working, has another contract for a big schoolhouse.

Our enterprising townsman Peter Koelzer is about ready to begin the erection of a new machine shop where his present building stands.  This will be a substantial improvement to the city and will give him a fine and complete work shop for his extensive line of repairing.

A petition is being circulated by the school board for the purpose of raising money to hire a fourth teacher.  We hope they will be successful and if they are there will be quite a number come in from the country to attend High School that had been figuring on going elsewhere to attend school--Woodston Argus.

George Heiner is agent or some fine land in the town of Aurora, Col., a suburb of Denver, which he is selling on the installment plan.  He reports making sales of ten acre tracts of this land to W. H. Keilholtz, and also to Dr. Ewing.  the land will probably be valuable as it is all irrigated and carries with it a perpetual water right.

Joe Davis received a telegram Thursday evening announcing the death of Joshua Hadley, an uncle, which occurred that day at Richland, Iowa.  Mr. Hadley was ninety-four years of age, and had lived at Richland, Iowa, seventy years.  Mr. Davis found it impossible on account of business engagement to leave, but was very sorry of it.

Sept. 23, 1909 Stockton Review

B. F. Downard of Alton; formerly section foreman here, was in town Tuesday and said he would likely resume his position on the section next month.  He has been running a threshing engine in Rooks County since the threshing season began.--Osborne Farmer.

Clyde Kienzle returned to Atchison Monday evening.  He has several applications in for positions and the replies will come to Atchison so that he has to be there to hear from them.  He expects to get a position with the Santa Fe at Emporia or with the head offices at Kansas City.

The Stockton band gave its last concert under the direction of Leader F. H. Campbell last Friday evening.  the concert was enjoyed by all and there was  a general feeling of regret at the idea that there will be no more concerts this fall, but we hope to see the band business receive attention later on and arrangements made for a new leader.

F. S. Stroup came up from Garden City, arriving here last Saturday.  He was accompanied by Mrs. W. G. Stroup who came for a visit with friends and relatives.  Elmer reports everything in good shape at Garden City and that the first sixteen miles of the N. K. & S. R. R. are almost completed and that the road will be built without any doubt.

Complaint having been made that there was too much of the forbidden liquor refreshments being served by Tipton parties, on Friday morning Sheriff F. R. Gants with his deputy, Dan Michael, and a driver started out in a covered wagon in search of the "booze."  How well their search was rewarded was shown the next morning when they came driving in with seven barrels of beer, three 3-gallon jugs of whiskey and 24 quart bottles of the same beverage.--Beloit Call.

Jesse Coldiron of Beloit is here visiting with relatives.

A dispute that arose last Saturday at the B. C. elevator over the matter of the division of wheat that J. G. Coldiron raised on the John Maddy place, resulted in blows being' struck, all of which we are sorry to hear. We know nothing of who was the aggressor, Mr. Maddy seemed to be injured the worst, and Mr. Coldiron was brought into police court where he paid a fine.

It is reported that during the late term of court two different county officials donned their drinking cups promiscuously among the thirsty jurors who came to court without providing drinking cups for themselves.  It isn't likely that anything will be done with these officials for this crime, but if it should be found out generally what they have done, they would probably lose their reputation with the Board of Health.

Israel Morris came over from Palco last Friday in obedience to a subpoena to appear and testify in favor of the defendant in the case of Mrs. Mary Appleman against the estate of her father, John Roth.  After arriving here the defense made very little use of him and he returned home.  then the plaintiff sent out for him with an auto, and it seems that the recollection that Mrs. Morris had of the happenings of a quarter of a century ago proved valuable testimony for the plaintiff.  Israel was an old friend of John Roth.

Mert Van Allen who was over at Stockton last week, attending the Rooks County Fair, was picked out by some villain as a victim to be robbed, but the plans failed and Mert continued to be the possessor of his purse.  An effort was made to get Mert under the influence of ether but in this the robbers were unsuccessful, although it was a narrow escape for Mr. Van Allen.  The part most regretted in the whole affair is that the villains who attempted to commit this crime made their escape.--Phillipsburg Post.

The marshal, assisted by E. B. Krager, captured and shot John Gibson's dog last Friday.  The dog made war on them and succeeded in getting his teeth into the marshal once, but by that time Krager got in his work with a revolver, and it was all day with the dog.  "Yes, the dog bit the marshal, and I am glad of it," said John Gibson.  "He was a good dog and only a few days age he ran a fellow out of my sweet potato patch after the fellow had over a peck of potatoes dug, and he went out so fast that he forgot to get his sack, and the next morning I got the sweet potatoes and ate them.  The dog kept the neighbors' chickens off my place, and now that he is gone, I am going to take one of my guns I have two good ones and shoot every chicken that comes on the place.  I bought me a box of shells for that purpose today."

The people of Marquette, this state, have a friendly feeling for Dr. Cook, who recently discovered the north pole in advance of other scientists and they are inclined  to believe his side of the story that is now exciting the public mind.  This is brought about by the fact that in 1905 when Mrs. Esther Ross, a Marquette girl, was living at Kensi, Alaska, she was taken ill and was at the point of death.  A party of explorers, with Dr. Cook at its head, was in the town and the doctor was called to the bedside for medical service.  He treated her successfully.  Mrs. Ross and her friends have more than a passing interest in Dr. Cook's maneuvers.--Alton Empire.

The case of Mary Appleman against the estate of her father, John Roth, was decided last Saturday by the jury giving Mrs. Apple,an judgment for a sum equaling almost $900.00.  W. T. Richardson, the legatee, and the man who was contesting the case against Mrs. Appleman, says he will arrange at once to take the case to the Supreme court.  He thinks there is a principle of law involved in this case that he has never succeeded in getting a jury to properly understand, and that when the case comes before the Supreme court, he will have no trouble in showing that he has a right to all the estate of John Roth by reason of the last will and testament of the said John Roth.

Jay Hall, the fellow who was arrested at first for stealing $8 from Tillie Cooper, and later acquitted through failure of Tillie to appear against him and was later arrested for gambling and fined $10 and costs, remained in jail for a few days, and the Parmenter boys from Hobart township needed hand at their threshing machine.  They came in and paid the fellow's fine and costs amounting to $15.50, and took him out to work out the amount for them.  After going out there he borrowed some money, amounting to about $4, from them.  He worked three days and then came on the Plainville Jubilee.  He went to attend that, and this was the last they saw of him.

A traveling man who makes a large number to towns of north central and western Kansas, told us this week that there was not a town in his territory that had a more sound and normal business record all the time then Stockton.  He says sales are as large, according to the size of the town as any he visits and that collections are always prompt, indicating that the business of the community is in a healthy condition.  He has never lost a cent here and is never asked to hold bills beyond date when they are due.  It is a fact that this community is in a splendid financial condition, and that the businesses houses of the place are all on a firm financial basis and are realizing good profits on their investment.

At home.  Will appreciate your paying all pass due accounts and notes.  W. R. Griffin.

Dr. Oechsli is here from Ottawa, Kans., paying the doctor and wife a visit.  He and the doctor are doing some hunting and Dr. Haggart reports that he is enjoying a fine visit.  He says his part of the country is ahead of this in point of development but that we have a big advantage over them in point of climate, ours being much more healthy than theirs.  Dr. Haggart will remain here several days yet.

Farm loans made in Rooks and Trego Counties. Stevens & Ruby.

A stray hog came along last Friday and jumped into the pen wit A. L. Look's hogs.  The hog was thin in flesh and no doubt noticed the nice field of corn growing near the pen and saw that there was chance for good eating.  It probably also realized that there was a law against hogs running at large, so it jumped into the pen in order to implicate itself in a violation of the city ordinance.  The hog is certainly a very wise member of the swine creation, but Mr. Look would like very much for the owner to come and get it.

Strayed or Stolen --On Sunday night, a long black sow with hair rubbed off each hip and long bushy tail.  Reward, if found and brought home.  Mrs. Lettie Hayden.

...try to say with their daughter, Mrs. Geo. Estep this winter.  The house now occupied by Rev. DeLazene will be occupied by J. Q. Adams and family who will arrive here soon from Latah, Wash.  But John Maddy will be only three miles from town and he can easily come to town to look after the city senate, and this organization will not necessarily suffer on account of the move.

For Sale--My residence property in this city; fourteen lots, good house well located.  A bargain if taken soon.  34-3t M. Prinz.

We are requested by I. N. Estep to state some additional facts concerning the lot from which the body of his deceased son was removed under the direction of his (the son's) wife some time ago.  The Review stated that I. N. Estep had no title to the land on  which the son was buried.  He desires us to state that he had bargained for the land and that he had his check in payment for it deposited in the Stockton National Bank, but at the time the body was removed the deed had not yet been placed in the bank.  After the body was removed he had no use for the lot, and he paid the charges for making out the deed, and took down his check.  Further facts in this case will be published as they develop.

Money In Cream
Yes, indeed, if you sell to us, because we pay you the top price the year pound (sp round?).  Give us a trial and let us show you where to get a square deal.
Deer Creek Creamery Company
Ada Phelps, Agent, Stockton, Kansas

Single Comb Brown Leghorn Eggs
Per 15--75 cents
Per 100--$2.50
Our flock consists of 200 selected hens headed by high scoring marks.  Deliveries can be made most any time at Stockton or Woodston.  Better book your order now and eggs can be reserved for you just when you want them.  Phone 9-63.
R. C. Sollenbarger
Woodston, Kansas

Sept 30, 1909

Jesse Coldiron and wife returned Sunday evening to their home in Beloit, after a visit here with the family of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Coldiron.

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Feleay and daughter Mrs. J. E. Barnes went to Plainville in an auto last Sunday to see Grandpa Farrier who is in very poor health.

H. G. Reeder and son Guy, and Ben Gager of Greenfield township started Thursday evening for Kansas City, Mo. on a business and pleasure trip.

Oct 7, 1909 Stockton Review


Uncle Tom Jones is improving.

E. Shutts will feed a car of beeves this winter.

Albert Still returned from Kansas City, Friday.

B. F. Williams returned this week from the mountains.

Roy Nelson's mother from Logan is visiting here this week.

Jones Bros. are casing the rooms in C. C. Smith's new house.

Our schools are progressing finely without any discord whatever.

Uncle Johnie Jones and wife went to Kansas City Monday evening..

Henry Smither is in town looking after his wheat threshing.

Lee Tucker, brother of Mrs. Tom Jones, is visiting her this week.

Mrs. S. S. Evan and Miss Morphew will leave Thursday evening for their home.

Our town is rather on the quiet order, and news of a startling nature rather scarce.

Will Morrissey has the foundation in for his new house in the southeast part of town.

Dr. Colby returned Friday evening from Kansas City with a new Ford automobile.

Rev. Reeves and family left for southern California Monday evening via Concordia.

A. Taylor and Fred Yoxall left Monday evening for some point in Nevada on land business.

Miss Maud Tallman gave a party Wednesday evening in honor of Miss Maggie Morphew.

Milt Imler is expected back soon from southern Missouri with a small pack of coon dogs.

P. C. Dunlap and Fred Higgins went to Stockton Tuesday on a business trip, by the automobile route.

Howard Dibble and Tom Mitchell started for Denver on their motor cycles the first of the week.

Mrs. Dunn and daughter went to Stockton Saturday evening to visit Tom Baxter and family.

A basket ball game took place here Friday between Alton and Woodston, the latter being victorious.

Miss Della Dickson, niece of Mrs. Dennis, started Sunday evening for her home, returning via Boonville, Mo.

Mr. and Mrs. Phegley of Alton and Harlan Brown of Kirwin were visiting the Still and Brown families here Sunday.

Dan chapel left his best girl Monday evening and started over the Mo. Pac. for Stark, Nebr., where he will attend school.

At any time a crowd fathers on the streets, we know without asking what topic they are discussing.  One will favor the Ford, another the Maxwell, while others thinks it takes the white Buick for reliability, etc.  The subject of the north pole project has been given up.

Missionary Meeting
The Christian Women's Missionary meeting will be held with Mrs. A. C. McKinnis tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  All are invited.  The program is as follows:
Mrs. Phillip's Invitation.  Mrs. Feleay.
Miss Taylor's Invitation.  Mrs. John Martin.
The value of the Centennial Celebration led by Rev. DeLazene.
What has it contributed to the religious world?  Mrs. McKinnis.
How has it aided our own development as religious people?  Mrs. Fleda Lawson.
What has our local church and missionary society gained?  Mrs. Martha Gibbs.
Solo  Mrs. Maggie Robinson.
Paper, Coming Century  Mrs. Lazene.
Paper, The Call to Young Women  Mrs. E. E. Dancer.
Scripture Reading.
Season of Prayer
Roll Call, to be responded to by a quotation of Scripture bearing on missionary work.

W. I. Smith
Optometrist and Doctor of Optics
Glasses fitted and Guaranteed
Chipman's Jewelry

Advertised Letters
The following is the list of letters remaining unclaimed at the post office at Stockton, Kansas, for the week ending October 7, 1909.
Margaret Parker
John Buskirk
Parties calling for the above will please say "advertised."
F. E. Young, P. M.

For Sale
A small residence property with small bar, and city water.  Four lots a little ways out.  Price reasonable, with liberal terms.  Enquire at Coolbaugh's bank.

The Benjamin Stock Co., is positively o9ne of the strongest organizations in the state.

Remember Look Bros. & Co's Coat and Suit Sale.  Oct. 15th and 16th.

Ladies' Suit Sale, Oct. 15th and 16th at Look Bros. & Co's.

"The Gypsy and the Gentleman" under canvas, Monday night, Oct. 11.  Ladies free.

H. C. Smither, of Salina, was in the city Tuesday the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Dr. Bessey.

Mrs. George Jones and Mrs. F. F. Jones were up from Woodston between trains Tuesday.

John Wells Sr. is in quite a bad condition with a foot which he cut severely some time ago.

George Stroup and wife went to Kansas City Tuesday evening for a visit with relatives and to see the big show.

Howard Finlayson, brother to Mrs. I. H. Look, arrived yesterday and will be employed here in the store of Look Bros. & Co.

Mrs. Emily Atwood, mother of Mrs. H. L. chandler of Belmont township, arrived yesterday and will visit her daughter and family for a time.

Mrs. Ethel Nason started Thursday evening for her home at Liberal, Kans., after a visit here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Adams.

H. G. Reeder and son Guy, and Ben Gager of Greenfield township started Thursday evening for Kansas City, Mo., on a business and pleasure trip.

L. Gallagher and wife started to their home at Summerfield, Kans., Thursday evening, after a visit here with the family of B. Gallagher, his brother.

Mrs. Jennie Baker and three sons arrived yesterday from Sedalia, Mo., and will make their home here.  She is a cousin of the Coslett boys.

E. J. White has sold his fine driving mare to Arthur Koons, of Lanark township.  He will immediately but another.  Ed will not be long without a horse.

Mrs. T. J. Davies returned Thursday to her home at Concordia, after a visit her with her three daughters, Mrs. M. J. and Mrs. M. S. Coolbaugh and Miss Davies.

Mr. G. G. Bannerman will be in Stockton, at Look Bros. & Co's store Oct. 15th and 16th, with a full and complete line of Ladies' and Children's coats and suits.

D. Finlayson and wife started Sunday evening for their home in Omaha, Nebr., after an extended visit here for business and pleasure with the family of their daughter, Mrs. I. H. Look.

Eugene Stewart, the bright young colored boy of this place, who has for the past two months been visiting his grandmother at St. Marys, Kans., returned home Wednesday morning.  He will now enter school and put in the entire school year here.

James Webster went to Greenleaf on business Tuesday.  He informs us that he has insurance on his six mules that the lost in the fire near Zurich recently; that he had not yet had settlements with the company, but expected to settle satisfactorily.

We want your Butter, Eggs and Poultry
And we will pay you the Top Market price in due bills or the cold cash!
If you don't sell here you are not getting the best price, try us and see.
H. M. Harn, the Produce Dealer.

Ladies' Suit Sale Oct. 15th and 16th at Look Bros. & Co's.

The Benjamin Stock Co." plays nothing but high class royalty bills.

Adams has the grain drills.  He will sell you one on next year's terms without interest.  Go and see him.

Rev. Wilson, pastor of the colored Baptist Church, returned yesterday from a business trip to Osage city.

J. R. Hulse, of McPherson, brother of L. Hulse, of his place, who has been visiting here for some time past, returned home Monday.

Mrs. and Mrs. J. P. Feleay and daughter Mrs. J. E. Barnes went to Plainville in an auto last Sunday to se Grandpa Farrier who is in very poor health.

Mrs. B. M. Hicks and little son started Monday evening for Taylor county, Iowa, where she has relatives.  Mrs. Hicks started the same day for Colorado to look up a new location.

Editor Burlin and family of the Luray Herald, were here last Sunday.  They came up to attend the funeral of Mrs. I. A. Elliott.  Mrs. Burlin is a sister of Mr. Elliott.--Palco Enterprise.

Remember Look Bros. & Co's Coat and Suit Sale, Oct 15th and 16th.

Mrs. H. G. Dowie is enjoying a visit with her brother, Henry Walmsley.

A new cement walk is being put in this week south of the new residence of R. C. Slason.

Rev. J. F. Dennis of this place and Rev. King of Downs exchanged pulpits last Sunday.

Mrs. John Harrer started Monday for Hallam, Nebr., to visit her aged father who is in very poor health.

C. C. Bray and W. B. Arrington of Belmont township went to Kansas City, Monday evening, each accompanied by his wife.

Oscar Gibbs and wife went to Kansas City, Monday evening to see the big show there and to purchase their new stock of holiday goods.

W. H. Keilholts, O. C. Beeson, Chas. Doughty and Louis Shaw started Monday evening via Kansas City for Texas to look ahead.

Mr. C. G. Bannerman will be in Stockton at Look Bros. & Co's store, Oct. 15th and 16th, with a full and complete line of Ladies' and children's coats and suits.

See Krager & Shaffer for loans at the cheapest rates.

Change of program every night at the Central Electric Theatre.

N. S. Grover, of Belmont township, went to Alton yesterday evening.

Lost:  An oxidized silver breastpin.  Finder please leave at this office.

Grain drills on next year's terms without interest at Adams' Hardware.

Dr. W. I. Smith went to Kansas City on business and pleasure, Monday.

J. C. Edwards returned yesterday from St. Joseph, Mo., where he had been with stock.

As we go to press, we learn that no arrangements are yet made concerning the funeral of Mrs. Hawkes.

Go to Adams' Hardware and there you can get a grain drill on next year's terms without interest.

Wanted--A Jersey cow; one fresh or to be fresh soon.  Leave information at this office. 2w-pd.

Mrs. Nels Johnson and daughter Miss Pearl returned Sunday from a visit with friends at Atchison, Kans.

Davis Wyatt is putting some fine cement walk on the east of his residence, F. C. Wooden is doing the work.

We understand the remains of Mrs. J. C. Foster will be taken to Clifton for interment, the family started there this evening.

Rev. Dennis of this place and Rev. Whitsett of Webster returned Friday from the M. E. Ministerial Association at Denver.

Lester Foster returned Tuesday evening from Topeka via Plainville, B. C. Slason went to Plainville after him with an auto.

For Sale -- A good go-cart with a lace parasol.  A bargain, if taken at once.  Mrs. H. South.  33-tf.

Money in Cream
Yes, indeed, if you sell to us, because we pay you the top price the year pound.  Give us a trial and let us show you where to get a square deal.
Deer Creek Creamery Company
Ada Phelps, Agent, Stockton, Kansas

Oct 14, 1909

For Sale -- A good go-cart with a lace parasol.  A bargain, if taken at once.  Mrs. H. South 33-tf.

Remember Look Bros. & Co's Coat and suit Sale, Oct. 15th and 16th.

Ben Allen has a bran new auto.

The Miserable Pacific is having another run of late trains.

Peter Koelzer is having the roof put on his new garage this week.

A. J. Look will start for Lincoln, Nebr, Sunday evening on a business trip.

E. J. Williams, J. F. Dunn and A. N. Bullett went to Kansas City Tuesday evening.

J. E. Barnes and family started Friday evening for a visit with his parents and friends in Wellington, Kansas, his former home.

Miss Viola Shirley will go to Blue Springs, Nebr., Sunday evening for a visit with her grandmother.

S. J. Hartman. of the Kansas City Paper house, was looking after his customers in this city yesterday.

Attorney John Pedroja was over from Plainville this week attending an adjourned session of the district court.

Just as we go to press we learn that Mrs. J. C. McCormick is improving very satisfactorily under the care of Dr. Callender.

We notice that the farmers are bringing in lots of poultry tis fall.  H. M Harn is purchasing and shipping a lot of poultry these days.

Guy Hunting, of Iowa, arrived yesterday with his wife for a visit with the family of A. B. Barber.  Mrs. Hunting and Mrs. Barber are sisters.

Come and see our Pianos whether you want to buy or not.  Olney Music Co., at Chipman's.

At home.  Will appreciate your paying all past due accounts and notes.  W. R. Griffin.

Mrs. Zwiebel, of Elkhorn, Wis., returned home Tuesday evening after a four weeks visit here with her brother,  P. G. Griebel.

Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Bowman, of Burlington, Wis., returned home Tuesday evening after a four weeks visit here with their brother John Griebel.

The time of the freight train has changed to 6:30 a.m. instead of 7 a.m.  This should be remembered by the fellow who wants to go east in the morning.

Jesse Powers, of Kirwin, has been visiting and transacting business in Stockton and vicinity for the past week.  He went to Woodston for a visit Tuesday evening.

The right hind wheel of a wagon bearing up under about two tons of baled alfalfa broke down some time Tuesday night at the corner near the band stand, and, as one might expect, there was some grief in it for he driver, but by daylight he was ready to travel again.

The new residence of S. S. Smith and Bert Winters are almost completed.  These houses are among the most modern built in Stockton this season.  While not exactly alike they are enough so to look like twins.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith have moved into theirs and Mr. and Mrs. Winters will move soon.

On October 7th, Judge Doughtery issued marriage license to Leo J. Betourney and Delia Saidon, both of Damar, and on Oct. 12 to Jesse M. Hunt and Genevieve Campbell, both of Stockton.

There was an adjourned session of the district court held Tuesday afternoon.  There was a case of the Watson-Durand-Kasper Mer. Co. against J. C. Gish that was tried and a judgment rendered for he company against Mr. Gish.  The court adjourned that evening to meet again on Nov. 12.

The Central Electric Theatre reports a light business this week owing to the repertoire show that is at the opera house all the week.  Mr. Martin informs us that next week he will probably give a double program, introducing this week's program complete in addition to the next week's program.  If he does this it will make a fine double show all next week for the price of one.

An order was issued nine years ago last July to the county clerk to purchase balls and chains for shackling prisoners while at work, but the prisoners who were in the jail at that time paid their way out at once, and the purchase was not made.  Now that same order is to be carried into effect and the balls and chains are to be purchased at once and used on the prisoners who are now in the jail in case it is necessary to take any of them out to work out their fines.

Hard coal at the Stockton Lumber Co.

Nigger Head Coal at the west lumber yard. Phone 38.

Mrs. F. E. McNulty returned Tuesday from a visit to Kansas City.

Remember Dr. C. G. Stevens at the Hicks Hotel Friday, October 23.

Miss Lulu Pickens was up from Zurich Saturday visiting her parents.

Mrs. J. C. McCormick is still in quite poor health, we are sorry to state.

W. T. Arrington and wife returned Tuesday from a visit with relatives in Missouri.

C. L. Cooley came up from Alton Tuesday for a visit with his brother _. C. Cooley, of this place.

Dr. C. G. Stevens will be at Plainville on Thursday, Oct. 22 and at Stockton Friday, Oct. 23, 1909.

Only a few days to pick out your piano.  Remember these pianos will be sold regardless of price or terms.  Olney Music Co., at Chipman's.

Central Electric Theatre
Centrally Located
Two Complete Shows Each Evening
Interesting, Instructive, Clean
Bring the Wife and Children; Send the Children
We are Striving to Please You
J. A. Martin, Propr.

S. R. Parks of this place has raised some very fine sweet potatoes this year.

Mrs. White, of Alton, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Halderman in this city.

Wm. Baker and wife, of  Webster spent Sunday night in the city visiting Mrs. Baker's mother, Mrs. L. M. McCobb's.

Mrs. John Harrer returned Tuesday from a visit with her father at Ballam, Nebr. and reports that he is in very poor health.

Jack Stewart, southeast of town, has some fine sweet potatoes this year.  He had some in town Tuesday that were very fine.

W. S. Coldiron subscribed this week for the Review and sent it to his daughter at Hershey, Nebr. saying that he wanted the girl to have the news and could think of no better way to furnish it to her than to send her the Review.

W. W. Johnson and family and Miss Myrtle Reeder returned Monday from a visit to Flagier, Colo., where Mr. Johnson has relatives.

Miss Lucky, of Concordia, is the nurse that arrived this week to take car of Mrs. J. C. McCormick.  We are glad to state that at this writing Mrs. McCormick is somewhat improved.

Phone No. 38 for Nigger Head Coal.

Gus Elder's team ran away this morning badly damaging he buggy but no one being hurt.--Kirwin Kansas.

Mrs. Montgomery returned Friday from Kansas city where she had been to buy new goods and see the carnival.

Mrs. Zumwalt, mother of Mrs. A. R. Colburn left for her home at Ellsworth, Kansas, Sunday evening after a visit with her daughter.

Lon McFadden and Mrs. and Mrs. J. L. Drake went to Salina Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Sherman McFadden.--Natoma Independent.

Al Oxendale and wife returned Friday from a visit with relatives and friends at Wallace, Nebr.  They made the trip in their auto.  Mrs. Rurnap; mother of Mrs. Oxendale, lives there.

A party of Farmington township people consisting of James Hebrew and wife, Lark Johnson, Ed Hays, Carl Hebrew, Willie and Frank Kemler, all started for Kansas City Monday evening for a weeks visit and to transact some business.

J. S. Coldiron threshed one hundred and fifty acres of wheat which yielded twenty bushels in all. The wheat tested from fifty-eight to sixty pounds. He has sold on a small part of it, but got a good price for what he sold.

Messrs. Sparks and Bland have started a bright and newsy daily at Goodland.  this is quite an undertaking in a small western town, but we sincerely hope the people of Goodland will appreciate their efforts and enterprise and give them the support they deserve, in which case we know they will succeed.

J. Mathes, of Norton, visited with S. J. McFarran and family the first of this week.  Mrs. Mathes owns a farm out south of here, and he has also listed with Stevens & Ruby some Norton county property which he wants to sell or exchange for Rooks county land.

We notice that there are two of the Rooks county teachers, Supt. Marks, of Plainville, and Mr. Ross, of Codell, who are assigned parts on the program of the teacher's association down at Natoma, Osborne county, next Saturday.  It seems that the Rooks county teachers are in demand not only at home but in the adjoining counties.

Talking about town rows, Bristol, Tennessee has one worth mentioning.  One half of the town is in Tennessee and the other half is in Virginia.  The Tennessee half voted the saloons out and the Virginia half voted then in.  Now the "dry" side is imposing heavy fines on all drunks that come over from the "wet" side and the wet side is trying to find some way to retaliate.--Hill City Republican.

Have You Got Any Liver?
Gallagher's Market
Stockton, Kansas
Give us a call-we can please you with all kinds of
Fresh and cured Meats
Sausage and Balogna
Home Rendered Lard.


Mr. Stehley has been on the sick list for a week.

Mr. Powers took the Tuesday evening train for Stockton.

B. Wicker is improving the interior of his home this week.

Hubert McNutt is building a small barn on his residence lots.

H. Smither returned to his home in Salina via Natoma Friday.

Bert McNutt and wife are visiting this week near Bird City.

For a half week the auto traffic has been knocked out by mud.

Rev. Grimm and wife are down the road attending Baptist convention.

Mrs. Mary Dunn and son returned home Thursday evening from Stockton.

Will Cunningham, of Oakley, is here for a short time helping with his livery barn.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Holt started Thursday evening for Rosendale, Mo., on a visit.

Hershel Anderson and wife, after short visit here, went on to Webster Monday.

Carl Wallace is stopping with friends and at the same time looking for a location.

There was a social dance at the opera hall Friday evening, the first of the season.

Quite a number here have severe colds caused by the sudden changes in the weather.

J. N. Brickell was here over Sunday, and while here he decided to build more house room.

Morrow Stehley Sundayed (sp) at home returning to his studies at the county seat Monday.

Royal Eastman, carrier on rural route No. 2, has been on the sick list for some days.

Mr. and Mrs. Carleton and Mr. and Mrs. McEwen visited on Sunday with B. F. Williams and family.

John Chandler, of Webster, visited several days with his brother's family here, returning home Friday.

Mrs. Scott and children visited with her mother Mrs. Kroh at Downs over Sunday, returning home Monday.

The Myers boys unloaded a new up-to-date alfalfa huller to be used on the Medicine creek crop this week.

Our carpenters are kept busy in the rural districts, therefore Robert McCall gets behind the saws occasionally.

Walter McNutt from North Fork, Colo., dropped in on his friends here for a day or two this week on a flying business trip.

The Saturday rain not only settled the dust but soaked the ground for all winter.  The only complaint is now the rough roads.

Milt Imler returned from his two weeks outing in southern Missouri.  He brought with him his coon dogs.  Milt will now enjoy life.

The Sand Creek delegation is now on its return journey from Seattle.  John Imler and family write back that they have located in Horton, Kansas.

C. H. Carleton and son Harry loaded their car of goods here Tuesday and started at once for their new location at some point in southern Missouri.

Rooks County School Officers
Arranged respectively Chairman, Clerk and Treasurer
Dist. No. Name P. O. Address
1 A. M. Lucky Woodston, M. M. Dickenson Woodston, J. B. Nicholson Woodston
2 W. E. Shultz Stockton, Warner Young, Stockton, C. H. Carleton Woodston
3 H. C. Cooley Stockton, Mrs. Ethel Stewart Stockton, W. B. Hays Stockton
4 J. F. Carlson Woodston, W. R. Fairbanks Woodston, C. C. Cook Woodston
5 M. C. Roelfs Stockton, D. M. Sanders Stockton, D. V. Kelly Stockton
6 Mrs. Callender Stockton, Chas. Riseley Stockton, A. C. McKinnis Stockton
7 J. T. Swaney Stockton, J. A. Fetterholf Stockton, J. A. Hance Stockton
8 R. E. L. Smith Stockton, Mrs. D. Bigge Stockton, John Harer Stockton
9 D. D. Denio Woodston, Grant Bliss Woodston, R. G. Sollenbarger Woodston
10 D. F. Sarver Natoma, H. C. Beisner Natoma, G. K. Sarver Natoma
11 W. R. Powell Codell, J. N. McCarroll Codell, E. N. Sidwell Codell
12 Albert Blauer Speed, Geo Boler Speed, A. J. Jones Speed
13 J. H. Gregory Woodston, Grover Brittain Woodston, Mrs. Belle Brittain Woodston
14 T. C. Horn Glade, Thos Shaw Glade, R. Andrews Glade
15 F. C. Gager Woodston, J. C. McComb Woodston, E. G. Hemmerling Woodston
16 John Hunter Stockton, E. H. Hulse Stockton, J. I. Farr Stockton
17 H. E. Miller Stockton, Troy Cox Stockton, W. E. billings Stockton
18 A. A. Elder Woodston, Chas A. Oliva Woodston, Mrs. F. U. Rector Woodston
19 Oliver Huff Woodston, U. E. VanDyke Woodston, H. R. Gravenhorst Woodston
20 Frank Davis Woodston, A. L. Bonebrake Woodston, F. L. Murphy Woodston
21 M. C. Bassford Stockton, Mrs. Belle Blakesley Stockton, C. E. Blakesley Stockton
22 Leonard Starbuck Plainville, Mrs. M. E. Anthony Plainville, J. G. Adam Plainville
23 W. G. Clark Webster,  J. H. Dillon Webster, H. C. Keys Webster
24 I. Conger Codell, Fred Zeigler Codell, J. L. Conger Codell
(No District 25 Listed)
26 Leonard Tudor Stockton, Frank Borin Stockton, M. L. Kerr Stockton
27 I. Elwood Stockton, H. N. Betts Stockton, F. J. Kriley Stockton
(No District 28 Listed)
29 Julius Bierry Webster, John C. Evans Webster, H. C. Norman Webster
30 Elmer Burgess Palco, I. Stithem Palco, Joe Peney Palco
31 E. R. Allen Stockton, W. R. Hendricks Stockton, Chas Sanders Stockton
32 J. P. Owings Webster, W. J. Cook Webster, G. I. Stewart Webster
33 S. H. Oehanpaugh Plainville, M. McMichael Plainville, G. W. Deihl Plainville
34 Wm Miller Stockton, Fred Southard Stockton, J. A. Hebrew Stockton
35 James Castka Zurich, Joe W. Jirasck Zurich, G. W. Sparks Zurich.
(page cut off at this point)
55 J. O. Stone (P. O. listed as ditto marks), E. M. Stevens Plainville, S. W. Reeder Stockton
56 L. G. Erway Natoma, M. J. Pease Natoma, M. C. Camp Natoma
57 T. H. Hammond Stockton, J. C. Miles Stockton, Abe Schindler Stockton
58 T. J. Henshaw Woodston, J. W. Zimmerman Woodston, H. E. Pauley Woodston
59 H. L. Sander Stockton, P. F. Hederhorst Stockton, E. E. Brown Stockton
60 John B. Senecal Zurich, R. B. Hays Zurich, W. P. Smith Zurich
61 L. Smith Palco, H. E. Meade Palco, J. E. Robeson Palco
62 Amos Hockett Codell, Mrs. R. W. Mendenhall Codell, W. G. Reppert Codell
63 J. D. Roskelly Stockton, A. G. Muir Stockton, A. D. Low Stockton
64 A. B. Muir Stockton, G. L. Johnston Stockton, G. W. Thrasher Stockton
65 Thomas Showers Stockton, Fred Streeter Stockton, Marion Bartlett Stockton
66 A. J. Le Sage Webster, M. H. Young Bogue, C. R. Gillliland Webster
67 F. G. Dougherty Codell, George Dunham Codell, James Casey Natoma
68 Charles Morris Palco, J. N. Trible Palco, Elza Bedker Palco
69 H. J. Lambert Plainville, W. T. Case Plainville, C. W. Brown Plainville
70 John Jones Plainville, Mrs. M. R. Jones Plainville, Henry A. Fischer Plainville
71 N. Gennette Damar, Ed Plomondon Damar, A. Bedard Damar
72 B. H. Ruby Plainville, W. E. Edson Plainville, Wm Fike Plainville
(No District 73 listed)
74 N. Nichol Logan, John Nichol Logan, Mrs. Jane Nichol Logan
75 John Rogers Stockton, Ira Hazen Stockton, Mrs. I Dodrill Stockton
76 Nelson Baumgartner Plainville, Geo Dyarman Plainville, Valentine Stucky Plainville
77 F. A. Reed Logan, O. Brown Logan, F. L. Nichol Logan
78 Lincoln Byfield Stockton, Jap Osborne Stockton, David Cutler Stockton
79 E. R. Moore Stockton, Fred Look Stockton, W. O. Moore Stockton
80 W. H. Sammons Nicodemus, A. J. Solomon Webster, E. H. Evans Webster
81 Ed Mullen Webster, Chas Doughty Webster, A. G. Schneider Webster
82 E. D. Balmer Webster, Chas Vanderlip Webster, Mrs. M. W. Westenhaver Webster
83 F. C. Lile Stockton, H. D. Henderson Stockton, P. H. Skemyon Stockton
84 Frank Hus Zurich, W. W. Preston Stockton, Geo Veverka Zurich
85 Bryan Barry Plainville, Joseph C. Thyfault Plainville, John Thyfault Zurich
(No District 86 Listed)
87 Edgar Drake Plainville, S. A. Young Plainville, George Fischer Plainville
88 B. F. Dorsey Webster, Ida Irwin Webster, F. G. Folsom Webster
89 B. A. Atchison Palco, Max Cross Palco, Chas Veatch Palco
90 N. C. Jones Speed, L. F. Haynes Speed, J. T. Gartrell Speed
91 Geo Farrier Plainville, Albert Martin Plainville (page cut off at this point, the school districts do go to 112 and Un1 and Un2, the page is cut off on the side at that point.)

Oct. 21, 1909

Rooks County Teachers

Dist. No.

Name of Teacher

School Address

Home Address

Certificate Expires

Val. Dist. $

Levy Mill

Term Mos.

Term Begins

Salary $


Celia Cochell



July 9, 1910




Sept 20


2 Alma V. Scott Woodston Stockton July 24, 1910 131689 3 7 Sept 20 45
3 John Rarick Stockton Plainville July 9, 1911 216593 3 7 Sept 20 50
4 Edith Kerr Woodston Stockton July 9, 1911 104755 3.5 7 Sept 20 50
5 Alice McKanna Stockton Stockton July 9, 1911 128587 2.7 7 Sept 13 45
6 R. Bullimore Stockton Stockton State 1128828 6.5 9 Sept 13 100
6 Inez Ledyard Stockton So. Falls, IA       9 Sept 13 70
6 Lillah E. Hogue Stockton Lawrence, KS       9 Sept 13 65
6 Ida Hansen Stockton Greenleaf, KS       9 Sept 13 60
6 Mrs. W. A. Kerns Stockton Stockton Feb 6, 1911     9 Sept 13 50
6 Bertha Wyatt Stockton Stockton July 12, 1912     9 Sept 13 50
6 Ada Busch Stockton Wetmore, KS Aug 9, 1910     9 Sept 13 45
6 Anna Brown Stockton Stockton July 9, 1911     9 Sept 13 45
6 Bessie Noyce Stockton Stockton July 7, 1910     9 Sept 13 45
6 Lillian Winn Stockton Glen Elder July 7, 1910     9 Sept 13 47.50
6 Lulu Dew Stockton Stockton July 7, 1910     9 Sept 13 52.50
6 Mrs. Myrtle Barnes Stockton Stockton July 7, 1910 (Music)     9 Sept 13 25
7 Carrie Dillon Stockton Troy, KS July 1911 85801 5 7 Sept 27 45
8 Martha Bigge Stockton Stockton July 9, 1911 94005 3 6 Oct 4 40
9 Lida Ziegler Woodston Codell Aug 22, 1910 130957 3 7 Sept 20 50
10 Jennie Carmichael Natoma Codell June 26, 1910 122482 2.5 6 Oct 4 50
11 J. A. Ross Codell Codell July 9, 1911 208796 4.5 8 Sept 20 75
11 Cora Glendenning Codell Codell July 9, 1910     8 Sept 20 50
12 Jessie Husband Speed Speed June 26, 1910 136219 2.5 7 Sept 20 45
13 Floy Westenhaver Woodston Woodston July 6, 1910 156201 2.5 4 Sept 6 50
14 Mary Bowen Speed Speed July 6, 1910 106529 3.5 5 or 6 Sept 13 42.50
15 Laura Hoskins Woodston Codell July 15,1910 99065 2.5 6 Sept 13 50
16 Grace Swaney Stockton Stockton July 7, 1910 96460 4 7 Oct 11 50
17 Dixie Carpenter Stockton Stockton July 9, 1910 162970 2.5 6 or 7 Sept 13 40
18 Nettie R. Leverton Woodston Stockton July 9, 1911 159474 1.2 7 Sept 20 55
19 Zella Bonebrake Stockton Stockton Aug 31, 1910 164020 2 7 Sept 20 45
20 Sadie Dodrill Woodston Stockton July 7, 1910 88376 3.5 6 Oct 4 50
21 Lee Watts Stockton Stockton July 7, 1910 49115 7 7 Oct 4 40
22 Edwin Marble Plainville Plainville July 9, 1910 148094 3 7 Sept 20 45
23 Edna Gerken Webster Stockton July 9, 1912 148884 3.5 7 Sept 20 50
23 Grace Matthew Webster Webster July 9, 1912     7 Sept 20 40
24 H. O. Darland Codell Codell July 9, 1911 213257 1.5 6 Oct 4 50
26 Maude Green Stockton Stockton July 9, 1911 94573 4.5 7 Sept 20 50
27 Margaret Colahan Stockton Codell July 9, 1910 71872 3.5 6 Oct 4 40
29 Cora Norman Webster Emporia, KS July 9, 1911 94001 3.5 6 Sept 20 45
30         192321 1.2      
31 Mary Carter Stockton Stockton July 9, 1910 130084 3.5 7 Sept 20 40
32 Fred Ross Webster Webster Aug 13, 1910 140401 2.5 6 Oct 4 50
33 Ollie Wasson Plainville Codell July 9, 1910 104911 2 6 Sept 27 45
34 Estella Root Stockton Stockton Feb 6, 1912 151040 2.5 7 Sept 20 50
35 Estella Skenyon Zurich Stockton July 9, 1910 117383 3 6 Oct 4 40
36 Vivian Meek Stockton Stockton July 9, 1910 92242 3.5 7 Sept 20 40
37 Bethena Hoskins Codell Codell July 7, 1910 103785 3.5 6 or 7 Sept 20 45
38 Alice Mendenhall Codell Plainville July 9, 1910 147384 2.5 7 Sept 20 45
39 Flora Starbuck Plainville Plainville July 9, 1910 88249 3.5 7 Sept 20 42.50
40 Nellie Sander Stockton Stockton July 9, 1912 120325 3 7 Sept 20 50
41 Arvan Hamit Natoma Stockton Aug 21, 1910 166847 2 6 Oct 4 40
42 Mae Reppert Zurich Codell Aug 21, 1910 298019 2 7 Sept 20 40
43 Alice Cadoret Stockton Stockton Aug 23, 1911 121023 3 6 Oct 4 45
45 Maude Baker Webster Stockton June 26, 1910 83769 3.5 8 Sept 6 50
46 Adelaide Hopkins Stockton Stockton July 9, 1911 143561 2.5 6 Sep 20 50
47 Ethel Miller Woodston Woodston Aug 13, 1910 100919 4 6 Oct 4 50
48 Percie Peirson Woodston Codell July 7, 1910 69153 3.5 6 Sept 20 45
49 Ambrose Dugan Logan Logan July 7, 1910 148892 3 6 or 7 Sept 13 50
50 Jennie Luckenbill Damar Damar July 9, 1910 121700 3.5 6 Oct 4 40
51 Rose Griebel Logan Stockton July 9, 1911 104691 3.5 6 Oct 4 50
52 Martha Wallace Webster Wester July 9, 1910 76574 3.5 6 Oct 4 40
53 No School. Will send to other Districts.   69291 2      
54 E. R. Bartholomew Stockton Stockton Aug 24, 1910 110902 3.5 7 Sept 20 55
55 Crystal Reeder Stockton Stockton July 9, 1910 89722 3 6 Oct 4 45
56 Mabel McCarroll Codell Codell July 9, 1910 195222 2.5 7 Sept 20 40
57 Rella Stevens Stockton Stockton July 9, 1910 75685 3.5 6 or 7 Oct 4 40
58 Elvey Hollen Woodston Woodston July 7, 1910 119564 3.5 7 Sept 13 40
59 Annette Ruhaak Stockton Stockton July 9, 1910 100334 3.5 6 Oct 4 35
60 Ella Brummitt Zurich Hays   282221 2.5 6 Oct 4 55
61 H. R. Graham, Jr. Palco Palco August 26, 1910 476827 6 8 Sept 6 95
61 Mabel Root Palco Centralia, KS July 9, 1912     8 Sept 6 55
61 Ethel Prosser Palco Plainville July 9, 1910     8 Sept 6 45
61 Lillie B. Force Palco Palco July 6, 1910     8 Sept 6 50
62 Chloe Conger Codell Codell July 9, 1910 160357 2.5 7 Sept 20 40
63 John Raymond Stockton Stockton July 9, 1910 99353 3 6 Oct 5 45
64 Isabel Miller Stockton Stockton July 9, 1910 108668 3.2 6 Oct 4 40
65 Elsa Morgan Stockton Stockton July 9, 1910 107272 3.5 6 Oct 4 40
66 Agnes Reed Webster Logan July 9, 1910 95611 3.5 7 Sept 20 45
67 Delpha Baumgartner Codell Plainville July 9, 1910 113871 2 6 Oct 4 37
68 No School. Will send to other Districts.   192148 2.5      
69 F. C. Marks Plainville Plainville   1210596 9.9 9 Sept 6 100
69 Belle Lunden Plainville Salina       9 Sept 6 65
69 Minnie Watson Plainville Emporia       9 Sept 6 65
69 Anna McKee Plainville Paola       9 Sept 6 55
69 Ella Standish Plainville Plainville July 9, 1912     9 Sept 6 45
69 Lawrence Dryden Plainville Stockton July 9, 1911     9 Sept 6 50
69 Mary Smith Plainville Plainville Aug 1, 1910     9 Sept 6 45
69 Maude King Plainville Codell Aug 31, 1911     9 Sept 6 45
69 Mary Benton Plainville Corridon, IA       9 Sept 6 45
69 Elsie Durnal Plainville Plainville July 7, 1911     9 Sept 6 50
70 No School. Will send to other Districts.   141690 1.5   Sept 6  
71 Sr. Aloysius Damar Concordia July 20, 1911 279694 3.8 9 Sept 6 45
71 Sr. Adelaide Damer Concordia July 26, 1910     9 Sept 6 45
72 Nelia Harris Plainville Plainville July 9, 1910 125040 3.5 7 Sept 20 45
74 Vera Betts Logan Logan Jan 9, 1910 98788 2 5 Oct 4 45
75 Lucile Hansen Stockton Greenleaf State 95658 3.5 6 Oct 4 50
76 Chas. Hammar Plainville Plainville July 6, 1910 390142 1.2 7 Sept 6 50
77 Nellie Scott Logan Logan July 9, 1911 118037 3 7 Sept 20 50

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Oct. 28, 1909 Stockton Review

A. B. Oechsli, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Office over National State Bank
Residence 1st door north Hotel Hicks
Stockton, Kansas
Phone Res. 42: Office 222

Dr. L. R. Bessey
At Alton Mondays, Woodston Tuesdays, balance of week at Stockton

J. W. McMillan
Osteopathic -- Physician
Graduate A. S. O.
Office over Smith Drug Co.
Phone 270

Dr. B. E. Kelly, Dentist
Permanently Located at Stockton
Office upstairs Kelly Building

R. H. Ewing, Dentist
Office south side Main St.
Stockton, Kansas

Eight Cars Cement
Three cars boards for sheds, sound stock due in this week.
Special price of $20 per thousand
Say, you have been building up Trust Yards for years, now try a private yard
Wizard Lumber Co.

Coldiron - Reeder     Two of our most estimable young people, Mr. Ray Reeder and Miss Edna Coldiron, both of Hobart township, were married at the courthouse yesterday afternoon by Judge Dougherty. This worthy young couple will make their home on a farm nine miles north of Stockton. Their many friends, of which the Review is one, extend the sincerest congratulations to both.

Now Contract to be Let
The time has arrived for the reletting of the contract for the carrying of the mail from Bogue to Stockton and return.  The old contract will expire on July 1, 1910.  The mail has for the term almost past been carried by Jaby Norton at the annual salary of $852.00.  There is also something to be made out of the traffic.  Bids will be received soon and the contract let early in the spring.

Winter Potatoes
I agreed when leaving Washington, to use some potatoes in Kansas.  One car was unloaded here and most all sold in four days and another is on the road and will be for sale on track at Stockton soon as it arrives.  Notice will be given through papers.  These potatoes are grown without irrigation, cook mealy and are a number one keeper.  Give your orders to J. O. Adams.

Missed the Train
On Wednesday morning the freight started out on time.  We are glad to hear it.  We hop it will start on time every morning.  The train left Frank Ives and his car here.  He was loading the car with stock and other goods to shop to south Dakota.  He hadn't finished loading when the time for departure cam.   He wanted the train to wait but it didn't.  He had to lay over a day here.  This, of course, was displeasing to Mr. Ives, and there may be those who will think that train should have waited on him.  We think the train crew did the right thing to go on time.  After all the chastising the Mo. Pac. has had for failure to move on schedule time, no one should condemn it for running on time.  If it don't start on time it certainly can't arrive on time.  If the crew waits on one man who loads a car, the next man who loads a car will require them to wait on him for the reason, of no other, that he is just as good a man as the other one they waited on, and so the precedent of waiting on everyone is established.  Instead of finding fault with the Mo. Pac. for starting strictly on time, let us see what can be done to compel it to get in on time.

Hard coal at the Stockton Lumber Co.

Good Roads
Let every one give the automobile club all the encouragement possible.  A road that is good enough for an automobile is good for a farmer and is good for the man with his buggy.  It is a fact that the roads near this town have got to be fixed up or they will put the town out of business.   This is a fact we regret to admit.  We have heard powerful censure handed out to the people who have charge of the road business.  We know nothing of the real place that the blame should rest.  We are not trying to censure anyone.  We are desirous of building up instead of tearing down.  The move by the automobile club is a good one and the moral and financial support of every citizen should get back of the movement.  Let the good work go on.

Remember the Central Electric Theatre every night.

As They See It
Justice David Brewer says no man can raise himself to any great height in affairs of men and at the same time smoke cigarettes.  the editor of this paper believes the same thing--showing conclusively where two great minds agree.--Concordia Kansan.

Car of Ford autos soon.  The $850 car does the work of other $1,200 and $2,000 cars.  W. R. Griffin.

 W. H. Coldiron went to Beloit Monday evening to visit his son Jesse and family.

Nov. 4, 1909 The Stockton Review
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Entered as second class matter March 5, 1909, at the post-office at Stockton, Kansas under the act of march 3, 1879.

The Review is waiting patiently for some insurgent to point to some practical harm done by the Payne tariff law.

The casual observer can notice a great similarity in the fight that is being made on some of the republican leaders now and the one that was waged against John J. Ingalls in 1869.

We will wager $5.00, the losing five to be given to the piano fund of the Stockton High School, that the person who is now writing political articles for the Rooks County Record, and signing them, "Progressive Republican," was a populist in the days of populism.  Also, if there was any way to prove it, we would bet that he voted for William J. Bryan.

The Rooks County Record, personal organ of W. B. Ham, is getting ready to bolt in case W. A. Reeder wins out in the primaries next year.  This is shown by an article in that paper last week.  This looks like a piece of foolishness on the part of the Record and Mr. Ham should bridle it.  It was the Record that recently made the charge that Mr. Ham won at the last primaries, but was counted out.  All such talk is going to hurt Mr. Ham, and if he is wise he will put a muzzle on Deacon Chambers, the editor of the Record.  The thing for Mr. Ham and his friend of the record to do is to go in and win if they can.--Smith Co. Pioneer.

The tariff is not hurting you.  Keep in mind that these are pretty good times and you don't want a change.

There is much talk about "the old insurgents and the new," yet it is doubtful whether "Bill" White, Henry Allen, Victor Murdock and "Tom" McNeal, all sleek, well fed fellows, would have been strong for old John Brown had they lived in his day.  And it is like-wise uncertain whether the gaunt fanatical old Osawatomie Puritan, if on ea4rth now, would acknowledge the insurgents of 1909 as real soldiers in the war for freedom and humanity.  Fifty years have made great changes and not the least of these is the spectacle of fat men posing as reformers, heroes and even martyrs.--Ottawa Republic.

In coming to the defense of the democratic position on the tariff last week Deacon Chambers says that the democratic party never did favor free trade; that the party has all along favored "a tariff for revenue only."  That "very low tariffs are great producers of revenue for the government."  If this be true we would now like to have Deacon explain why it was that the last and only time in the past thirty years that the democratic party has had control of the government and attempted to apply its "tariff for revenue only" theories, the revenues of the government fell so far short of meeting the running expenses that in the space of one presidential term there had to be $260,000,000 in bonds issued to make up the deficiency.  And all that at a time before and after which the republican party had so manipulated these matters that the running expenses of the government were always met, with the exception of when the country was engaged in war, from the ordinary revenues.  Not a dollar of bonded indebtedness has been incurred by the republican party in time of peace.

The Coal Question
A shrewd man knows this is the time of the year to buy his winter's supply of coal for later on it may be hard to get.  We have just the kind of coal he will want.  Our Nigger-Head coal is free of slate and all foreign matter.  Try a small load of it and you will kick yourself for not buying more.
Stockton Lumber Co.
West End Main Street the man who obeys the laws in form himself, but aids and abets the young criminal by holding out to him the idea that he is being persecuted.  There is no question but today Deacon Chambers has this young man and a few of his associates believing that he has been wronged, and that by criminal process and the sacrifice of those principles of manhood that should be the highest ideals of a young man of his age he will attempt to "play even."  Who will be to blame?  Our courts hold the instigator and the perpetrator equally guilty, and this law is based on a moral laws that makes a man largely responsible for the youth whose downfall he causes.
The writer is not against the plan of a school boy having a good time, and always had that disgust so common among school boys for the "Square-toed Saint," who believed it was wrong to take the "tenderfoot" out for a snipe hunt, or get him to hold the badger while the dog would fight him.  The halloween raid where property was not wantonly destroyed, and all the tricks known to the school boy of a quarter of a century ago and those of today that do not carry with them that element of crime that will rob a boy of his reputation for honesty and honor, are endorsed by the writer.  Anything that is not a real violation of all the rules that should bind every person, young or old, to the path of virtue and sobriety should be tolerated in the school boy, but for a school boy to mistake crime for cleverness, and adopt the practices of the common thug, is something the writer never did nor never will endorse, and the endorsing of such practices by older people always has a poisonous influence on the person who is just forming his habits for life.  If a boy passes a grocery store every day and four days out of each week he purposely breaks out a window light, even though he flatters himself that he won't be caught, he is exercising no more honor than the older person who purposely sets on fire the barn of his neighbor or administers poison to the live stock of his neighbor.  There is nothing but cold criminality in such work.  There is not one particle of that wit which in the boy foretells a future filled with wisdom.  It foretells a man who will become what President Roosevelt characterizes as the "undesirable citizen."  The case of the boy who breaks out the window lights is a parallel of the case of Lewis McComb.  If the courts have no influence on a boy in his youth what change is there to every check his career?  But it will never be checked so long as men claiming to posses high moral standards lend him aid and encouragement to believe that when he is called to account for his misdeeds the courts, and the citizen who objects to having his milk paid smashed, are nothing but laughing stock.  We think the average high school boy sees clearly where he should draw the line in this matter and what acts on the part of his classmates he should respect, and will draw the line between a class of sport that is proper and that which s been condemned by the laws of the land so strongly that a long term in prison has been fixed as the penalty.  but while the hope of the nation lies in the wholesome respect that its citizens posses for law Deacon Chambers does all in his power to create...

Mrs. Fred Lambert of Lanark township, will accompany Herman Shallock and family on their trip to Iowa and Wisconsin.  They leave this morning.

The Ladies Surprise club surprised Mrs. Chas. Mather last evening and a reception was held in honor of her mother and sister-in-law who are visiting here.

J. M. Howard of the Capital City Iron Works of Topeka was in the city this week and old our school district the iron stairways to be used as fire escapes that will be put up at once at the school houses.

The passenger train was late on Monday last for the reason that when the train came up to a bridge in the night down in eastern Kansas, it was found that the bridge was on fire.  The fire was extinguished and the bridge tested before the train was run over it.  This made the train about two hours late.

On October 29, Judge Dougherty issued marriage license to John Albert Smith, of Junction city and Miss Shirley Estella Brown, of Plainville, and on the same day to Chas. H. Mills and Edna Overholser, both of Plainville.  The former couple were married by Rev. L. W. Mickey.  There has as yet been no return of the latter license.

A case that has been in the courts here, hanging fire for the past month, where in John Maddy brought suit against John Coldiron is a controversy that arose when Coldiron lived on Maddy's farm, was tried before a jury in Justice Stevens court Friday and Saturday, and resulted in a verdict for the defendant. N. C. Else and W. K. Skinner represented the prosecution and Ham & Gold the defense.

The usual placarding of windows on halloween night was not done this year.  The depredations consisted principally of the up-ending of outhouses, and the misplacing of wagons.  It seems that some damage for which there can be no good excuse offered was done a few places.  More arrests than usual were made that night and several have been cited to appear since and have appeared.  Fines ranging from one to five dollars have been assessed by the police court.

Las week the Review mentioned the serenade of Prof. Bullimore and wife by the high school, and stated that the teachers were all there except one, meaning the teachers of the high school, making no reference to the grade schools.  But his week we are informed by the grade school teachers that some people are getting the idea from what we said that the teachers of the grade schools were there.  They wish us to make the statement that they were not there, which statement we gladly make.

Place you orders for coal now and save money.  Stockton Lumber Co.

W. T. Pfleiderer, Auctioneer
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Stockton, Kansas
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Farm Loans
Plenty of eastern and local money.  I want to place a large amount of money this month on Rooks county land.  I have some special privileges to offer. C. H. Dewey

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The Pioneer Auctioneer
When the sales begin do not forget that your old reliable sale crier A. H. Judd is still in the ring.  I have been temporarily knocked out, but am on my feet again, and ready to do anything in the auctioneering line.  Have had thirty-five years experience.  Cried the first sale ever cried in Rooks county.  My record is my recommendation.  Talk with those for whom I have cried sales.  Give me a share of your patronage.  Yours for business,
A. H. Judd

Money To Loan on Land.  H. V. Toepffer.

Uncertain What Was Wrong
Nervous Man Worried Whether the Clock's Works or His Own Required Attention
A nervous little man stepped briskly into a jewelry store with a medium-sized clock under his wing.  He placed the chronometer on the counter, turned the hands around to about one minute of 12 o'clock, and told the expert behind the counter to listen.
"It keeps perfect time," the customer said, "but I want to find out if you notice anything wrong with the way it strikes."
The jeweler listened, "There's nothing wrong," he replied with a grin, after the clock had struck, "except that she strikes thirteen instead of twelve.  That can easily be remedied."  The customer look as relieved as if he'd just awakened from a bad dream.
"That's just what I've always thought ever since we've had the clock," he burst forth.  "I've always felt sure it struck thirteen.  But no one else in the family ever slope of it, and I was afraid to say anything about it for fear there was something wrong with my own works.  Well, It's worth the price of having the thing repaired just to find out I was right."

"Bread" and "Pigeon" Seed
School children in the crowded parts of New York do not speak of corn and oats and wheat by those names, but always refer to them as "seeds."  The other day in one of the big schools the teacher was talking to her pupils about gardening.  She ended with a request for each pupil to bring  a few seeds the next day to be planted in the window boxes.   The following morning the children appeared mostly with either oats, wheat or corn.  While putting a few grains of each in the earth the teacher referred to them by their familiar names.  One of the girls in the class took courage to "set the teacher right: and said:  "Some one must 'a told you wrong, teacher.  That"--pointing to the wheat--"is bread seed, an' that yellow stuff ain’t corn; it's pigeon seed.  We always call them that in the block where we live."

Nov 11, 1909 the Stockton Review

Postmasters In Politics
That progressive republican who wrote such a heavy article for the Rooks county Record some time ago gave vent to a great upheaval about the awful and pernicious influence of postmasters in politics.  We would have taken no particular notice of it had the correspondent not sprung the matter so soon after the issue of the Record of Aug. 20, 1909, in which the Deacon used this language.  "But the time is long past when the postmaster is able to exert much political influence save it the sparsely settled sections out west."  It is true that great minds sometimes differ, but it really looks in this case as though the "progressives" ought to get together on this very important question.

In a letter to the Topeka State Journal., Ex-Congressman Case Broderick, one of the framers of the McKinley bill, says:  "The federal supreme court has decided against an income tax.  This decision must be the law until the proposed constitutional amendment is adopted authorizing congress to provide an income tax.  Then the tariff tax can be further reduced and more of the necessaries of life placed on the free list.  Until this amendment is made the bulk of the revenue must come from the tariff as the internal tax is now as high as the business of the country will stand.  If the Dingly law did not produce revenue enough (and it did not the last three years of its existence,) how can we expect a radical reduction of the tariff and a materially enlarged free list?  The government is doing things with the general endorsement of the people and must have large revenues or discontinue its activities in many directions."  We hope the above from a man who understands the tariff and its working will be read and deeply considered.  There are those here who have been teaching the doctrine that "very low tariffs are great producers of revenue."

It has always been our idea that the Kansas penitentiary was a place established for the purpose of taking a man in and keeping him and making him so everlastingly sorry that he had committed a crime that when he gout out he would not be likely to commit another,.  But we learn from the Hill City Republican that his is not the case.  He is taken there to be fed up and fattened and shown that he has friends in the world; to be educated and shown what the real pleasant side of life is.  The Republican has the matter figured out in fine shape, but we can make one valuable amendment to it.  Just abolish the penitentiary entirely, and send all the convicts to the State Normal school at Emporia,  Here they can get just the treatment that the Republican suggests they should have in the penitentiary.

The proposition to have the governor appoint a commission to recommend to the next legislature certain needed school legislation was voted down by a big majority by the teachers of Kansas at their recent state association.  There was probably not a teacher there but who favored such a commission, but the teachers of Kansas are not wanting any more of the Stubbs  class of commissions.  The common school teachers of Kansas have been slapped contemptuously in the face by the governor in the appointment of a  state text book commission already, and the teachers want no more of it.  The right to appoint a committee to recommend certain needed school legislation would be exercised by the governor with only one idea in mind--the strengthening of his already well developed political machine.  The Kansas teachers were not at Topeka for the purpose of strengthening the Stubbs machine.

It is barely possible that Mr. Stubbs may see something in the action of the late teachers' association at Topeka.  the motion made by his appointee Mrs. Stanley to permit the governor to appoint a commission to recommend needed school legislation to the next legislature was almost unanimously voted down.  Later on Mr. Rarick, the man deposed by Mr. Stubbs to make a place for Mr. Stanley,  was unanimously chosen a member of the nominating committee, one of the most powerful and responsible positions within the gift of the Kansas teachers.  Mr. Rarick was also honored with the position of vice president of the association.

There is this to say for Mr. Reeder.  He has defined his position in unmistakable terms.  This should be the initial step of every man who asks the support of the people for a legislative office.  It is certainly now up to the other aspirants to define their positions just as clearly.

That Reeder Letter
W. A. Reeder writes a letter to the Osborne Farmer in which he gives a summing up of the political situation as it exists in the sixth district.  One cannot deny that he has the situation graphically described in so far as the relative position of the real tried and true supporter of the republican party on the one hand and the insurgent on the other are concerned.  But when he comes to a personal mention of the candidates he makes some unwarranted statements.  After speaking of the candidates collectively, he says: "Being of that political faith they cannot successfully deny that they are in sympathy with our junior United States Senator in his free trade tirades and his attacks on the party and the administration."  Mr. Reeder has no right to include in this statement Mr. Ham.  There is no competent evidence to substantiate such a statement.  Mr. Ham has never been an insurgent.  He has never endorsed the work of the insurgents, and it can't be shown where he has.  He has always been a thorough republican both on the tariff and money questions.  He has never been tainted with populism.  He was an original Taft man.  He has never been a party to any bunco political games for political effect.  He is not a Grand Stand player.  He is a straight republican who has always been in line with his party and all efforts to prove anything to the contrary will be completely refuted by referring to his record which is an open story here.  True the Rooks County Record has stated that if he had been in the last session of congress he would have been an insurgent, but that paper was no more nearly correct there than it was when it said that Mr. Ham was the tool of John Dawson when he was in the Kansas legislature.  The fact that Mr. Ham is handicapped by the pretended support of an organ that is giving the people the purest democratic slush all the time is his misfortune, and does not justify any honest person in charging up the fool breaks of such a supporter to Mr. Ham.

Late Opinions
The supreme court of Kansas has just handed down a list of opinions.  Among the important opinions are the following:
A city council may locate a pest house where in the judgment of the council it should be located.
A district judge may parole any person in his jurisdiction who may be serving or sentenced to serve a term in jail.
City, county and state  officials are not entitled to witness fees when called into court in a case wherein the state or city has the costs to pay.
Where an old soldier is appointed by a mayor to a city office, the city council is compelled to confirm the appointment.
A deed must be filed to make it valid against a subsequent deed that may be filed.

Down at the corners Saturday there was a man who said he knew it was illegal to put a woman in jail.  "It can't be done," said he, "I would just like to see them put my woman in jail.  She would sue them for damages and get so much money out of it that she wouldn't have to wash to support her children for the next three years.  I know what I am talkin' over.  You will find that our statutes says you can't put a woman in jail."

Wedding Stationary
We have wedding stationary in stock.  Call and see it if you are interested in that line of goods.

Rummage Sale
The Ladies of the Congregational church will hold a rummage sale at the Smith Jewelry Store on Saturday next.  Contributions should be brought there.  There will be some great bargains.   Call and examine the stock.

Farmers' Institute
We notice that the date of the Rooks County Farmers' Institute has been set for the 17th and 18th of November.  This is the date set apart for the officials from the State Agricultural College to be with us.

Winter Potatoes
I agreed when leaving Washington, to us some potatoes in Kansas.  One car was unloaded here and most all sold in four days and another is on the road and will be for sale on track at Stockton soon as it arrives.  Notice will be given through papers.  These potatoes are grown without irrigation, cook mealy and are a number one keeper.  Give your orders to J. O. Adams.

Uncle Sal Oils are the best.  Dan Randall handles them.  See him and save money.

I am making the auctioneer work my only business and study.  I don't claim to hypnotize my crowd an sell the $7 scalawag calf for $22.85, but I do claim that when your sale is figured up from the rat trap that the  patent right man "stings" you on to the old team that your father-in-law gave you and started you west with, the total will be satisfactory.  W. T. Pfleiderer, Auctioneer.  Phone 250, Stockton, Kansas.

Money in Cream
Yes, indeed, if you sell to us, because we pay you're the top price the year pound.  Give us a trial and let us show you where to get a square deal.  Deer Creek Creamery Company, Ada Phelps, Agent, Stockton, Kansas.

O. Hazen and wife returned Sunday from an extended visit to Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan.

Nov. 18, 1909
Come and See Us
A. L. Look & Company
Milliners and Ladies" Furnishers

I a m making the auctioneer work my only business and study.  I don't claim to hypnotize my crowd and sell the $7 scalawag calf for $22.85, but I do claim that when your sale is figured up from the rat trap that the patent right man "Stings" you on the old team that your father-in-law, gave you and started you west with, the total will be satisfactory.  W. T. Pfleiderer, Auctioneer
Phone 250, Stockton, Kansas

Tax Levies for Year 1909, Rooks Co., Kan.
Stockton, Rooks County, Kansas} Nov. 1, 1909.
I hereby give notice that the 1909 tax is due and payable on all real estate and personal property of Rooks county, state of Kansas, at the treasurer's office, with the following  rate of tax on each dollar of valuation:
Levy for state tax.................     .00125
Levy for county general.......     .00125
Levy for county bond...........    .0004
Township Levies

Township Gen'l Road Bond Total
Ash Rock .00075 .00075   .0015
Alcona .00075 .00075   .0015
Bow Creek .0005      
Belmont .00075 .00075   .0015
Corning .0005      
Farmington .00075 .00075   .0015
Greenfield .00075 .00075   .0015
Hobart .0005 .0007   .0012
Iowa .0005 .0005   .001
Logan .00075 .00075 .0013 .0028
Lanark .00075 .00075   .0015
Lowell .00075 .00075   .0015
Medicine .00075 .00075   .0015
Northampton .0005 .0005 .0015 .0025
Paradise .00075 .00075   .0015
Plainville .0005     .0005
Richland .0005 .0005 .0015 .0025
Rush .00075 .00075   .0015
Sugar Loaf .00075 .00075   .0015
Stockton .00075 .00075   .0015
Twin Mound .00075 .00075   .0015
Walton .0005 .0005   .001

City Levies

City Gen'l Sidew'k Bond Total
Palco .002     .002
Plainville .0025 .0015 .0015 .0055
Stockton .0025 .002 .005 .0005
Woodston .0015     .0015

Taxes are due on November 1st.  A rebate of 2 1/2 per cent of the whole tax is allowed if paid by December 21st.  If not paid by December 21st a penalty of 5 per cent will be added.  If second half is not paid by June 20th another 5 per cent penalty is added.
L. L. Marshall, Co. Tres., Rooks Co., Kansas

C. W. B. M. Day
The Christian Women's Missionary Meeting  to be held immediately following the communion, Sunday, Dec 5, 1909
Hymn--"All Hail the Power of Jesus Name."
Season of Prayer, led by Mrs. Fred Turner
Scripture Lesson, Psalm 46, Mrs. Emman Dancer.
Roll Call - Give one reason why I am a  member of an auxiliary missionary society.
The President's Talk --Mrs. Addie Feleay
Solo Song, Mexico.  Talk showing the connection of this song with our work.
Memorial Sketch of Ella Maddock--Mrs. McKinnis.
Book Review--With the Thibetans in Tent and Temple, Mrs. Iona Hederhorst.
Closing Prayer--John Crane.

I am prepared to paint your wagon, your buggy, your house or your barn.  Call on me at phone 81, one door west of livery barn.  A. I. Tallman, Woodston, Kansas.  31-tf.

Nov 25, 1909

B. O. King, formerly of this place, is now in the real estate business in Los Angeles, Cal., and writes us that he is permanently located there.

The old stone school house in district No. 3, east of town, was sold at public auction last Monday by Col Pfleiderer, and was brought by E. C. Stewart for $40.00.

Dr. Book was over near Kirwin Sunday to call on Al Martin, an old settler of that community.  We are pleased to learn that Mr. Martin was not dangerously ill when he arrived.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Coldiron started Monday evening for a visit with their daughter Mrs. Clara Coleman at Hershey, Nebr. and will stop enroute to Beloit to visit their son Jesse and family.

Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Tuttle, who have been visiting here for some days wit the family of W. L. Chambers started Monday evening for their home at Victoria, Texas.  Mrs. Tuttle and Mrs. Chambers are sisters.

Mrs. W. R. Griffin returned Tuesday from a visit at Pleasonton, bringing her mother with her.  The mother will visit here for a while and may make her home here permanently, if the climate and other conditions are suitable.

Geo. Huffer recently received a check for $350, for injuries received in the railroad wreck near St. Joe.  He had put in a claim for $500.  A representative of the company was here and settled with him.--Plainville Times.

The old maids are being placed along with divorcees under the ban of the ministers when it comes to marriage ceremonies.  Rev. G. W. Elliston, of Martinsburg, Mo., known as the "marrying minister" of the section, issues an edict to the effect that be will not marry anyone who has been divorced, old maids over 35 years of age, boys under 21 and girls under 16.--Beloit Call.

Miss Pear Johnson is now employed in the jewelry department of the Smith Jewelry & Optical Co., and if you will go in and see the improvements in the arrangement of things in that department you will note at once her ability, and will see the advantage in having such a department properly arranged.  We predict also that Miss Johnson will make a most successful and popular saleslady.

Along  with the other matters of importance do not forget the lecture on Dec. 6, by General Z. T. Sweeney.  General Sweeney is one of the foremost men on the lecture platform at this time, and all should hear him.  And again, the proceeds of the lecture go to the high school and this makes the cause a deserving one, and we hope our people will all come out and give the General a good house, and also help out in the finances of the high school.

Let every reader of the Review note carefully the financial statement of the Stockton National Bank that appears in this Issue.  Among the stockholders in this institution are some of the best men in Rooks county and the confidence of the public in its reliability, business integrity and methods is amply proven by the numerous prosperity features of the statement, one of which is the $101,281.39 of deposits.  This bank claims to give its patrons every courtesy and accommodiatio9n consistent with the natural laws of safe business, and one is warranted in believing from their statement which is the index to the volume of their business that they must do just what they claim.

Ray Jones who left here some time ago for the Pacific coast, has settled in southwest Oregon, and his family will start in a short time to join him there.  Mrs. Jones will be accompanied by her parents, Mr.  and Mrs. G. N. Wolf, who will go there for a time and see how they like the country, and after a while they may conclude to locate there.

The souvenir edition of the Plainville Gazette is out and in circulation.  It is a nice edition typographically, bu its strong feature is the neat way in which it portrays the features of the prosperous country known as Paradise Flats, in which Plainville, Zurich and Codell are situated.  the views of farms, farm residence, cities, city residences, individuals and groups of old settlers and other prominent citizens are all good, and will serve to give the outside world a good idea of what the Plainville and vicinity really are.  Ford is to be congratulated.

There was a meeting at the G. A. R. hall Sunday evening, conducted by a gentleman who is preaching the doctrine of the universal church and the abolition of the different church creeds.  We did not hear him, but hear that he is a man who is urging the dropping of dissension over church doctrines and the recognition of one church along wit the one God whom all churches claim to serve.  We hear the man well spoken of.  We hope to learn more of him.  Brother E. G. Davis, of Farmington township, is an adherent of the faith and would be glad to talk to talk with any earnest person regarding it.

Alpheus Grovenberg informs us that he has changed his mind about going to the Soldier's Home, and that he will probably not go there as long as his health remains as good as it is now.  He is selling soap, and the proceeds of this in addition to his pension keeps him in pretty good shape and he would rather stay here as long as his health enables him to get about.

A. L. Look has been going some rearranging and other improving in the interior of his store, and is gradually getting things as he wants them.  He has removed the partition and made more room and is arranging for the fine lot of new ladies' suits that will arrive soon.  He is fast making his place what he has promised all the time--the finest ladies' furnishing house in the west.

W. T. Smither, of Woodston, was a very pleasant caller at this office Monday afternoon.  He is one of the old settlers of that community, and one of the active business men at the present time.  He reports business good at Woodston, a fact that is generally know among all who know if the business enterprise of the place and watch the space taken in the local papers by the local merchants.  Mrs. Smither does not feel that the last session of the legislature did the fair thing with such communities like Woodston.  For example, the legislature appropriated about $1,000 per county for high schools in Kansas.  This $1,000 per county will, of course, be divided among not to exceed two schools, and these will be the largest schools of the county.  This shuts Woodston  out from any aid.  But he made  no complaint of this.  But the same legislature further hampered Woodston by making a law that where over three and one half mill levy was necessary for the maintenance of a school, there must be three-fourths vote of the school _____ing for such levy.  This enabled voters to defeat the levy when 81 voted for it and thus Woodston was compelled to abandon her high school which has seriously crippled the town both in an educational and a financial way.

Dewy, the Land Man,
has some special Bargains in Rooks County Land.
Call on him for lists.  Some special bargains in farm loans.  Have some company and also some private money to loan on Rooks County farms.  Also write, Fire, Lightning and Tornado Insurance on farm and city property.

Mr. and Mrs. W/ H. Sage and son Leslie arrived home Thursday.  Mr. Sage had gone to Chicago to meet them on their return from Albany, N. Y. where Leslie had been taking medical treatment.  We are glad to say that Leslie has come home greatly improved.

Supt. Bullimore. of the Stockton schools, is preparing a display of the work of the Rooks county schools to be placed before the N. W. K. T. A., at its meeting here.  Much of this work is being prepared under the direction of Prof. Bullimore, and it is expected that this is going to be a very interesting feature of the association, and that it will reflect great credit on our schools also.

Joseph Layhee has found an overcoat which he will deliver to the one who proves the property and pays 20 cents for this notice.

Miss Laura Craig returned home Thursday from the Hays Normal school, where she has been in attendance for some time.

It has reached the point where there is scarcely a livery team in Stockton that can be procured when the roads are too bad for an auto.

Mrs. Cal McNulty, who has been visiting relatives here for the past three weeks, returned Friday evening to her home at Burden, Kansas, where Carl is manager of a lumber yard.

A party consisting of Mrs. Geo. Estep, Mrs. Dick Maddy, Mrs. Lee Hall, and Mrs. Will Maddy, returned Sunday from a visit to Logan county with relatives.  They went for a short visit but go stormed in and had to remain eighteen days.

W. J. Smith and family went to Cawker City, Friday evening.  they were to make a visit there after which the family were to come back on the train and he was to drive back with some horses that Dr. Callender and Col. Sweet have been keeping on the Granite Creek stock farm near Cawker.

The Executive Committee of the N. W. K. T. A. will meet here Saturday to discuss matters relative to the coming session of the association that will be held at Stockton.  The committee is composed of Supt. Haney of Smith county, Supt. Barnett of Decatur county, Supt. Ramsey of Phillips county, Supt. Reed of Sherman county, and Prin Finch of Jewell.  The program and other matters of importance will be discussed and arranged for.

A decision of the supreme court put a crimp on the old "poll tax" form of taxation.  the high tribunal decided that the $3 tax demanded by cities is unconstitutional.  the case in question came from Iola.  One, Peary Heath, considered the city's poll tax unnecessary and took the trouble to carry the contest to the supreme court.  Just what the result will be is a question, for a majority of the towns in Kansas have been assessing the poll tax, the same constituting the street fund.--Beloit Gazette

Monday night the police court was in session.  Some of the boys had met at Melleur's and in their some what enthusiastic demands for cider some one exhibited a gun.  Melleur had been knocked down and robbed a few days before and he sailed out and sought protection from the court.  Ed Nash was picked up on the street and warrants issued for Ralph Pitman and Ora Bright.  Nash paid a fine of nine dollars, and Pitman and Bright were brought in next and paid about nine sixty each.  We don't know any thing about Nash, but Pitman and Bright are not usually addicted to these kind of capers.--Plainville Gazette.

I a m making the auctioneer work my only business and study.  I don't claim to hypnotize my crowd and sell the $7 scalawag calf for $22.85, but I do claim that when your sale is figured up from the rat trap that the patent right man "Stings" you on the old team that your father-in-law, gave you and started you west with, the total will be satisfactory.  W. T. Pfleiderer, Auctioneer
Phone 250, Stockton, Kansas

Let the Review print your wedding stationery.  We carry the stationery in stock.  Call and see our stock.

Advertised Letters
The following is the list of letters remaining unclaimed at the post office at Stockton, Kansas, for the week ending November 18, 1909.
John W. Loyrd
Webster Hanson
Nellie Sessler
Pearl Wilson
J. M. Lyne
Maggie Harr
Persons calling for the above please say "advertised."  F. E. Young, P. M.

C. W. B. M. Day
The Christian Women's Missionary Meeting  to be held immediately following the communion, Sunday, Dec 5, 1909
Hymn--"All Hail the Power of Jesus Name."
Season of Prayer, led by Mrs. Fred Turner
Scripture Lesson, Psalm 46, Mrs. Emman Dancer.
Roll Call - Give one reason why I am a  member of an auxiliary missionary society.
The President's Talk --Mrs. Addie Feleay
Solo Song, Mexico.  Talk showing the connection of this song with our work.
Memorial Sketch of Ella Maddock--Mrs. McKinnis.
Book Review--With the Thibetans in Tent and Temple, Mrs. Iona Hederhorst.
Closing Prayer--John Crane.

I am prepared to paint your wagon, your buggy, your house or your barn.  Call on me at phone 81, one door west of livery barn.  A. I. Tallman, Woodston, Kansas.  31-tf

...relatives and friends during her novitiate of three years, so as to minimize all probability of her changing her present purpose to devote her life to the church, Bernadette Imwalle, the beautiful young daughter of Henry Imwalle, mayor of St. Bernard, left Thursday for Namur, Belgium, where she will enter the convent of Notre Dame.  Her father and mother are heartsick at the thought of losing their only daughter for all time, but, convinced that she would be unhappy if they should try to prevent her from carrying out her resolve they have acquiesced in her determination.--Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.

To Drive Dull Care Away
What! dull, when you do not know what gives its loveliness of form to the lily, its depth of color to the violet, its fragrance to the rose; when yo do not know in what consists the venom of the adder, any more than you can imitate the glad movements of the dove.  What! dull, when earth, air and water are all alike mysteries  to you, and when as you stretch out your hand you do not touch anything the properties of which you have mastered; while all the time nature is inviting you to talk earnestly with her, to subdue her and to be blessed by her!  Go away, man; learn something, do something, understand something, and let me hear no more of your dullness!--Sir Arthur Helps.

Such a Mean Trick
"Come home with me to dinner tonight, Gormley."  "Delighted!"  "I want you to hear my youngest daughter play the piano."  "By Jove, I'm awfully sorry, old chap, but I have forgotten a most important engagement.  some other night, dear boy."  "Sorry about the engagement, Gormley.  The fact is I have neither a youngest daughter nor a piano."

A Popular Fallacy
The generally accepted belief that a person is useful in proportion as he is busy is controverted by a writer, who says:  "I have a dog that is loaded up with fleas.  In the summer time, when the fleas are plenty, that is the busiest dog I ever saw; when he isn't biting at the fleas he's snapping at the flies.  He never has a minute to spare, but when he is the busiest he is the least account for practical purposes.  And there is a young fellow in my neighborhood who has a Waterbury watch, and he smokes cigarettes.  When he isn't winding his watch he is lighting a cigarette.  He is a mighty busy young man, but he isn't worth two hoops in a water barrel."--Rule (Tex.) Review.

Women's Newspapers in China
"the Strong Man of china" was a woman--the late dowager empress.  Though the country is behind hand in many ways, it is well to the fore in the matter of women's daily papers, of which it has a large number.  There are five in Shanghai, four in Canton, and hardly any city is without its women's daily press.  Generally these papers are produced solely by women.--Home Notes.

Kansas Notes
There is now being a strong appeal made for a reformatory for female criminals in Kansas.  There is absolutely nothing of the kind at this time.  There is a school for incorrigible girls at Beloit, but when a young woman commits a crime there is no place for her at the penitentiary.  At Hutchinson there is a reformatory for male criminals and the younger ones are sent there.
The Topeka Capital says the congressional candidates of the progressives will be Tom McNeal in the first, Alex Mitchell in the second, Arthur C_a_s_on in the third, Judge Rees in the fifth, I. D. Young in the sixth, F. H. Madison in the seventh, Victor Murdock in the eighth, and probably, Fred Jackson in the fourth.  As usual the Capital is engaged in the business of nominating congressmen for the whole state.
A Kansas farmer has recently expressed the opinion that the folks who are wishing for Roosevelt to ____ and straighten Taft out will be about as _____ disappointed when he does return as the school boy was who called his father in to whip the school teacher who had just flogged him.  The father proceeded to give the boy a repeation of what the teacher had just given him.

Cade Gasoline Engine
I am agent for the Cade Air Cooling Gasoline Engine, 2 to 12 hp.  See one at my place before buying an engine.  43-4t.  H. E. Reed

Farm Loans
Plenty of eastern and local money.  I want to place  large amount of money this month on Rooks county land.  I have some special privileges to offer.  C. H. Dewey

Loved 107 Women
John A. Tindall was married to his wife Alice at Girard, Kansas, 1893. They have lately been doing a stunt in the divorce court at Denver, Colorado, that brings Tindall into light as a rival to Brigham Young, with no pretense of legality for his meanderings in the garden of love. The wife accused Tindall of being devoted to 107 different women. She did not bring all the alleged co-respondents into court. But she named seven in her bill of compliant and swore in a deposition that there were 100 more.

Wanted!  More Cream Customers, and in order to get them we are paying the top cash price.  We test your cream and hand you the spot.....Cash.  We handle flour and feed and will be glad to receive your order.  Joe Davis

It is a Fake
"The issue of Cannonism is a fake/"--Congressman Reeder.
Of course it's a fake.  Its precisely the kind of an issue the democrats made on Old Tom Reed twenty years ago when Old Tom was the idol of every Kansas republican.
The power of the republican party centered in Tom Reed and formulated a set of rules which knocked out the diliatory tactics of the democrats.  Reed's "Revolutionary" actions in counting a quorum and in performing various other parliamentary expedients to advance the republican program of legislation was denounced in precisely the same terms by the democrats which the representatives of the square deal insurgent fettish now apply to Cannon.
Eminating from a republican source the issue of "Cannonism" represents the active, effective, working plan of the republican party, Mr. Cannon is not responsible for the so called legislative devilment he is accused of, because his cause bears the stamp of the enthusiastic approval of a large majority of the republican party.
Twenty years ago the writer was an ardent supporter of Grover Cleveland and a bitter enemy of "Cannonism."  And the sentiments we now read in the square deal papers of this district have the same solemn, majestic tone that thrilled our ardent spirit in the dead but unburied past.  To our way of thinking the editors of these papers are cheap plagiarists of the burning thoughts of a school of discredited statesmen.  They are painfully chanting the refrain of what was once the mighty war song of democracy.  It is not only futile but sacrilegious; they have appropriated the sacred exhortations of an enemy slain in battle twenty years ago.
Some day the farmers of this country will wake up to the fact that the policy Cannon represents is the policy that has made a profitable American market for their products, and then the cheap screws in politics will go to the wall.  We contend that the tariff law that gets the revenue to run this government and gives the American workman a chance for labor is the law that is good enough for any republican.  the law that lends money into industrial activity is the law that makes big prices for the farmer.  That is the law that encourages big prices for the farmer is a vastly greater consequence to this country than the selling price of any protected article.  We admit that in many instances protection is a fake, but not half so great a fake as the issue of Cannonism or the insurgent mania.  Under protection, whether it or in spite of it, we have been getting results.  The idea these insurgents are contending for has always brought disaster.  If we remember right, the last fall we took out of the "affiliated interests" was only 7 per cent, but it left us a legacy of four hundred millions of bonds and spread industrial and financial disaster through every nook and corner of the land.
The injustice of the sugar schedule may be a matter for scientific investigation and lerned discussion but it has no interest for the Kansas man who gets 23 cents a dozen for eggs.  The extortionate tariff on silk hose may excite the patriotic wrath of contending statesmen but it has no burning interest for the farmer's wife who get 30 cents a pound for butter.  The glove manufacturers of New Jersy may have flimflammed the committee, and this fact may be of solemn consequence in some quarters, but the greatest excitement in Plainville township this year was caused by a check for ten thousand dollars which Ora Lemon received for his wheat crop.
Last year Reeder was forced to his anti-Cannon declaration; if he hadn't made it we would have torn him limb from limb and elected a democrat.  Last year the writer abused Reeder like a dog, but this year we propose to give him a fair show.  If nominated we will support him, and we think the man or newspaper who says he can't be elected if nominated is throwing bricks at his own house for the amusement of the enemy.--Plainville Gazette.

The Plainville Times says;
The Review was founded for the purpose of fighting Ham."  All we have to say in reply to such an ill-timed and altogether malicious statement is that the Review is printed in Mr. Ham;s home town.  He has seen every issue of the paper that has been printed here.  The Review has tried to keep in touch with him; has referred matters pertaining to its political policy to him; has invited criticism by him of its political policies, with the result that Mr. Ham has expressed himself as well satisfied with the attitude of the Review toward him.  With these conditions existing, it matters little what the Plainville Times says.  The efforts of the Review have been put forth to show that Mr. Ham is a republican instead of an insurgent, and that he is worthy of and entitled to the republican nomination for congress at the hands of the republican party; that he is free from all entangling alliances with the Stubbs machine and is a sincerer and able advocate of the measures demanded by the sane element of the republican party.  This has been the attitude of this paper, while the Plainville Times, who editor has belonged to every political party that has maintained an organization in Kansas in the past quarter of a century, has done nothing but try to prove that Ham is an insurgent; that he is a partisan in state politics, and that his election to congress must be considered as a direct blow at the republican national administration.  Such work is not advancing Mr. Ham's interests in the right direction. ...

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Dec 2, 1909

The Christian Women's Missionary Meeting - the President's Talk was given by Mrs. Addie Feleay

John Russ had some fine turkeys out at Will Hall's farm, and the wolves were killing them and he had to go out through the mud Tuesday and get them.  They were white turkeys, but when he got in here with them they were so covered with mud that one could hardly tell what color they were.  He sold what the wolves hadn't killed to H. M. Harn.

Abe Schindler, one of the prosperous farmers of Greenfield township, received a telegram Sunday evening to the effect that his mother, who lived at Blanchardville, Ohio, and who was seventy-eight years of age, was not expected to live. He was not able to get out of here till Monday evening.  The telegram should have reached him Sunday morning, but there was something wrong with the wires here, and late in the evening  the Woodston operator took the message off and phoned the news to Mr. Schindler.

A colored man named Saddler was down from Graham county Tuesday to see if any arrangements could be made by which the colored men now in the county jail could be released.  It is understood that a part of the money to pay the fines of Harvey Craig and Olden Hickman, Graham county colored people who are now in the county jail for selling liquor, has been raised and some of the people up there claim that they are making an effort to raise the remainder, and it is possible that the entire amount will be raised.  It is possible that the boys are getting pretty tired of the confinement, and no one blames them for wanting out.  It is to be hoped that their experience with the law will act as a preventative against the further selling of intoxicating liquor when they again gain their liberty.

Joseph Coder of Chillowee, Mo., left for his home Thursday evening after several days here.  He has purchased the 480 acre farm from Henry Clemons south of Webster for a consideration of $18,000.  As part payment Mr. Clemons takes two fine stallions and a mammoth jack, Clemons returned to Missouri with Coder and will return soon bringing this stock together with a carload of brood mares with him.  Mr. Coder will move his family to Rooks county next spring, and become a permanent resident.  Several times in the past six months we have had occasion to mention the crops produced on this large farm, and we can now assure Mr. Coder that he has one of the finest and ...

County Teachers' Association at Plainville
December 4, 1909, beginning at 2 p. m.
I     Methods of Grading Manuscripts and Determining Deportment...Mrs. W. A. Kerns
Discussion...Prin. F. H. Campbell, Miss Ella Standish
II    Training for Citizenship...Prin. J. A. Ross
Discussion...Wm. Kerr
III  Helpful Suggestions to Primary Teachers...Miss Elsie Durnal
Discussion...Mrs. Geo. Patten
IV    Normal Training in High School...Supt. R. Bullimore
Discussion...Miss Belle Lunden
V     Report of State Teachers' Association...Supt. F. C. Marks and Miss Ida Hansen
VI    Report of District Reading Circle Work...By Managers
VII   Northwest Kansas Teachers' Association...Prin. Henry Graham and Co. Supt. C. E. Rarick
VII   Business Session and Announcements...C. E. Rarick, President
Bertha Wyatt, Secretary.
Note:  An attempt will be made to secure a representative from either the State Department of Education or from the State Normal School to address this meeting.  Definite announcement later.

Honeycomb towels 24X115 inches 25 cents.  Gibbs Racket.

Money to Loan on Land
H. V. Toepffer,
Stockton, Kansas
Office Upstairs over national State Bank in Dewey's office.

I know very little about township schools, but I would run the risk of adopting them if I have the opportunity.  I am not quite so much "wrapt up" in the district schools as some people claim they are.

I can accomplish more in the line of reforming a worldly man by acting Christianlike toward him seven days in the week than by dealing selfishly with him all the week and praying for him on Sunday.

I have no patience with the person who says that no young woman will admit that she really wants to get married.  There were three different ones admitted it to me the other day that they wanted to get married, and one of them said she would buy me the longest cigar in town if I would find a good husband for her.

I have lived in this country since 1880 and I have tried to keep tab on political conditions, and sometimes I get to thinking I know something about such things, but when I go to Topeka and get with the "boys" who used to hang around Copeland county, I find I don't know a thing.  Just when I have my mind made up that a certain measure is popular, I find out from the fellows that there is not a half dozen voters in Rooks county who favor it.  And just when I make up my mind that a certain man will carry Rooks county, I find  that he hasn't a friend in the county.  I tell you it is the place to go to learn, that city of Topeka is.

I understand, Mr. Merchant, that you are doing business on a capital of $15,000, and that you are running a force of nine clerks, yet you turned down applications for aid for the church on the ground that you are not a member and don't have time to attend very often.  How would it suit you to abolish the church and the pastor and the Sunday school and the midweek prayer meeting?  How long would your town keep up to where it is now and how long  would your business keep up its present gait?  Where would the morals of the community go to?  What cl___ of people would soon be in control of affairs?  What man of means would invest money in your town?  How long could you remain in business in such a town?  How long would it be till your life and property would be insecure?  Would you want to live in such a place and have your family of four sweet a promising children grow up under such influences?  Think these matters over and you will certainly make up your mind that the church is one of the strongest business friends you have and you will certainly see that it is business proposition for you to support the church.

Dec 9, 1909

Webster Locals

Ray Feleay built a barn 32 X 40 for Del Wallace last week.

Dec 23, 1909

George West went to C______ Friday evening, accompanied by his wife, to attend the funeral of an uncle who had died Tuesday.

Wm. Murdock went to Lincoln Friday where he goes to look after a proposition that is offered him there in the harness work line.

Miss Florence Smith returned home Sunday from Mexico, Mo., where she has been attending school, and will spend the holiday vacation here.

Misses Kate and Francis Smith came home from the State University Sunday to spend the holidays with their parents, Judge and Mrs. C. W. Smith.

George Stroup was down from Phillips county with a load of hogs Saturday.  Stockton always pays the highest price for all products of the farm.

W. H. Wood, of Twin Mound township, accompanied by is daughter, started Sunday evening for Syracuse, Nebr., where his son is in quite poor health.

Mrs. Mattie Parham has purchased from W. R. Griffin the house now occupied by Frank Munn and family, and will move into it s soon as Frank moves out.

John Coldiron started Saturday evening for a trip to St. Joseph, and Kansas City, and he may also go to his old home at Columbus, Kansas, before he returns.

Have you seen the new fall ideas?
We are showing without question the most beautiful fabrics of the season.  The line includes all the latest London and Paris novelties together with the most nobby designs as work in New York and Chicago.
See the soft Greys--they are unusually attractive and all the go, and , there is not other place in town where you can see so big a variety.  Come in and look 'them over.
See Heling, the Tailor, for that new velvet collar on your overcoat.
Heling, the Tailor

Conductor Chas. Veal was here Sunday to visit his family, this being his first trip home for some days.  Since going on the freight run east of Downs he does not come home often.

Mrs. E. C. Guthrie, of Woodston was in the city Friday visiting her old friends, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Barr.  Miss Edna Barr accompanied her home and remained till Sunday.

Bert Miller shot an eagle but did not kill it, last Wednesday, on John Paynter's farm.  It measured 6 feet, 8 inches, and weighed 12 pounds.  He brought it to town with him, then killed it.--Alton Empire.

Miss Edith Coolbaugh returned Friday from Washburn college, where she had been for the past term.  she will spend the holidays at home, before returning to her studies again.

Mrs. C. W. Landis left for her home in Osborne Friday evening after several days visit here with old friends, during which time she was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Williams.

We notice a new one horse dray and transfer on the streets of late operated by W. P. McCollum.  Mr. McCollum is a thoroughly responsible man and will take good cars of all business entrusted to him.

Mrs. F. C. McManis went to Ellis Monday evening there to join her husband, who is located there and is operating an electric theatre.  She says he is doing well there, as there is only the one theatre there.

Mrs. Chas. Alexander arrived this week, accompanied by her nei8ce Miss Lura Fallas, to spend the holidays with friends.  These ladies had been in Boulder, Colo., since Mrs. Alexander left here last fall.

Mr. and Mrs. George Jones, of Woodston, passed through this city Friday on their return home after several days at Webster, during which time they had attended the funeral of Mrs. Jones' father, J. N. Mullen

Miss Orpha Hubble arrived the first of the week from her school work at Sherman, Texas, where she has attended the fall term.  She will spend the holidays here before returning after the holiday vacation is over.

W. T. Pfleiderer and Hennie Behrens started Thursday evening for Superior, Nebr., where they go on a sort of visit with Mr. Pfleiderer's parents and for a hunt, and while there Mr. Pfleiderer was to assist in the sale of a lot of horses for his father.

A letter from George Robinson who is not in the hospital at Kirksville, Mo., states that he is getting along nicely and the wound in him limb is healing nicely, and that the physicians say the bones of this limb are knitting in good shape.  We are very glad to hear that he is recovering in good shape.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Hawk of Natoma are the proud parents of a son born last Thursday.  Grandpa Frank Hill of Stockton who passed through the first of the week, stopped at this office and proudly recounted the virtues of this husky youngster/  the old gentleman is surely proud of him.--Natoma Independent.

Kansas City, Mo,, voted down the proposition to extend the franchise of the Metropolitan Street Railway Co., for forty-two years, a the special election held in Kansas city a week ago today.  the majority against the proposition was 7097 votes.  Here is a big victory for the Star.   The Journal favored the franchise, but the Star opposed it.   The Star made a desperats fight against it, and was repaid by a handsome victory.  the Star had the right side.

David B. Smyth returned Friday night from his visit to Wichita and other points in the southern part of the state.  He missed connections on the train at Clifton going down, but his misfortune was really turned into good luck, for it enabled him to run into Topeka while waiting and visit with his daughter, Miss Mary, who is attending school at Washburn, and also to visit an uncle who lives in Topeka--the only uncle he has living.  While in Wichita he visited his brother.--Downs News.

Preston Agent Kingsley, of Topeka, was in the city Thursday and while here looked up matters relative to the pension claim of Mrs. Anna Sanford, a claim that ha been hanging fire for a long time and should be allowed soon.  Mr. Kingsley informed us that he thought something would be done soon.  He also attended some matters relative to the applications for increase of pension of Russell S. Osborn, and M. H. Shaw.  Mr. Kingsley has been in the pension department service for over thirty years, and has been fifteen years of that time in Kansas.  He is a man whose natural sympathies are with the pensioner, and he will deal with the strictest justice with them.  He says most applicants are honest, and only occasionally do they detect any fraud in the people who apply.

 Dec. 30, 1909 Stockton Review

...He was carried to the depot, and a conveyance was quickly gotten, which took him to Dr. St. John's office.  At about nine o'clock the arm was amputated, a few inches below the shoulder.  Dr. St. John performing the operation assisted by Dr. McShane.  Yesterday the patient was resting easy, and no doubt will pull through, although he was very week from loss of blood.  His mother and brother, Perry Boyd, drove up from Osborne in two hours after hearing of the accident.--Alton Empire.

Gamblers Pinched
For some time past the county attorney has been on the trail of some fellows who have been gambling.  They were operating in Plainville.  Thursday he closed in on them with the result that three fellows, Chas. Keleher, Chas. Phelps and J. W. White were brought before Squire Posegate on the charge of gambling.   Each plead guilty and was fined $25.00 and costs.  Keleher and Phelps paid up in full, but White could not raise the "Ready John Davis" to put him through and was brought here Friday and placed in the county quay.  It is pleasing to see the manner in which the Plainville justice deals with this class of fellows, and it is our notion that this kind of execution of the law will pay a strong hand in the elimination of violations of the gambling law that are becoming entirely too flagrant.  Squire Posegate has not up to this time been a widely known justice in this county but this class of performance of sworn duty if going to...

The Christian Sunday School has elected the following officers for the ensuing years.  Supt., Mrs. Gibbs; Asst. Supt., J. O. Adams; Sec., Miss Millicent Meek; Asst. Sec. Miss Hibbs; Treas., W. H. Tanzey; Organist, Miss Grace Dryden; Chorister, Mrs. A. L. Robinson; Supt. Missions, Miss Ada Busch; Supt. Home Dept., Mrs. Hattie Marshall; Supt. Cradle Roll, Mrs. McKinnis.

A Prosperous Farmer
Last Thursday evening H. H. Nutsch who lives near Palco took the train here for Morrowville this state, his former home, to visit relatives and shop back a few cars of stock cattle.  Mr. Nutsch moved to Rooks county last spring but prior to that time had backed up his faith in the county by purchasing 1440 acres of land.  He is well pleased and thinks that there is no place like northwestern Kansas and he contends that the best little town on the map is Palco.  He is a town boomer in all that the term implies and if a fair representative of the citizens over there, it is no wonder that burg is so widely known.  This office enjoyed a visit from Mr. Nutsch during his short stop in town.

Christmas at O. Hazens
Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Hazen, of Hobart township, entertained at their home on Christmas day all their children and their families, with the exception of Mrs. R. W. Maddy, a daughter who was sick. There was a fine time enjoyed at the Hazen home, and the best that the market afforded was on the table at the noon hour. Mrs. Maddy who was unable to be present was given a postal card shower, in addition to many presents of a substantial nature. Mr. And Mrs. Hazen may well feel proud of the family they have reared and it must be a source of satisfaction to them to be able to call the children together with their families home for Christmas dinner.

Dinner at Fred Look's
On Christmas Fred Look and wife entertained at dinner for his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. I. E. French of Hutchinson.  There were present all of Mr. Look's family.  I. H. Look and wife, A. L. Look and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Finlayson of Omaha and Howard Finlayson of Stockton, with enough of the children from these families to make twenty-eight persons in all.  We have interviewed a few persons who were there and from them we learn that the bill of fare was such as is not met up with every day.  The day was a most pleasant one in all respects at the comfortable home of Mr. and Mrs. Look, and all went home hoping that Fred Look and wife will entertain again next year.

F. M. Gold went to Woodston Friday evening taking with him his gun to be used in the execution of a contract to kill all the rabbits in Lowell township.

Misses Genevieve and Marjorie Pfleiderer gave a party at their home last evening to a large number of their little friends, the guests of honor being Misses Pearl, and Beth Meek who are to leave next week for their new home in Texas.

Sleepy Hollow

Will Hall and family spent Sunday with the John Russ family.

Miss Lillian Winn went to her home at Beloit Friday evening to spend Christmas and was accompanied by her friend Miss Myrtle Reeder.

Greenfield Township

Miss Rella Stevens visited from Friday till Sunday with home folks at Stockton.

Wm. Smith and family and R. H. L. Smith and grand daughter May Simons spent Xmas at Fred Simon's.

Howard Johnson is visiting with James Gaffords at Goffs, Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Farris from Alcona visited Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Farris' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Schindler.

Abe Schindler returned home on Thursday of last week from Blanchardville, Wisc, where he had been to attend the funeral of his mother. His father was also very low while he was there but was slowly improving.

Vera Miles visited Sunday with may Simons.

A crowd of young folks spent a very pleasant evening at Abe Schindler's on Sunday. The evening was spent in skating..

S. W. Reeder and wife spent Sunday in Plainville visiting Mr. Reeder's mother, Mrs. Farrier.

Dr. B. E. Kelly, Dentist
Permanently Located at Stockton
Office Upstairs in Kelly Building

Mongrel Piece of Artistry
English Captain's Head on French King's Shoulders a Curiosity in Isle of Wright
There was set up in the seventeenth century, at Yarmouth, Isle of Wright, what is probably the most curious piece of art extant, erected to the memory of Sir Robert Holmes, a British naval officer of that period.
The odd circumstance is that the statue was not originally designed for Holmes at all, but for a very different personage, no other, indeed, than Louis XIV of France.
This statue, finished as to the figure, but in the rough as to the head, was being taken to France on an Italian vessel, when it was captured by a British man-of-war commanded by Holmes.  Upon perceiving the unfinished condition of the statue, Holmes with grim humor, compelled the artist, who had accompanied his work, to chisel his (Holmes') head on the king's body.  And so it stands today.
Holmes was eventually made governor of the Isle of Wright, which fact accounts for the location of this mongrel bit of artistry.

The Tub cure
It is being told now that the latest fad in society is the tub cure.  The patient arises just as the crisp air of the morning is mellowed by the first sunbeam.  An ordinary washtub is then filled with hot water and soapsuds, into which various articles of linen are thrown.  After they are thoroughly saturated the patient takes them up one at a time and rubs them briskly up and down on the washboard placed in the tub.  This is kept up until the hands, arms, and face are a glowing pink.  The patient then goes into the open air and hangs all the linen articles on a line stretched for that purpose.  the one completing the task first announces the time to the others over the telephone and is entitled to a prize.  It is exciting sport and also invigorating exercise..

Jan 6, 1910

Mr. and Mrs. John Coldiron, of Elm Creek, spent New Years' with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Caylor.

Christian Church Notes:  Mrs. A. C. Feleay has been elected President of the Ladies class.

F. M. Barnes was in town the first of the week to meet his mother, Mrs. S. J. Sanders who was coming to make him and his family a visit.

 Jan 13, 1910

Commissioners Proceedings continued from Jan 3, 1910, the following pauper bills were audited:  C. D. Farrier, house rent for J. E. Skeen family, claimed $16.00 rejected.

Appointed Deputy Assessor - B. F. Shively Sr. of Logan.  Appointed to the Board of Review for Taxing Districts of Hobart - O. Hazen

Greenfield Items

Ira Miles and family spent Sunday with H. M. Russ and wife.

L. W. Wells, wife and daughter Thelma, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith, Sunday.

Art Miles, wife and daughter, Marjorie and Vera Miles spent Sunday at M. C. Bassfords..

George Reeder made his usual trip Sunday.

Tom Hammond and wife were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Dotson, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Miles visited at Wm. Smiths Sunday.

Abe Schindler butchered four hogs, Tuesday.

S. W. Reeder and family spent Sunday at J. O. Stones.

A crowd of young folks spent a very pleasant evening at S. W. Reeders on Friday of last week, the evening was spent in skating ad playing games.

H. Vanhorn and family spent Sunday at Ceph McCombs.

Sleepy Hollow Items

Some of our farmers are being compelled to shuck corn in the snow.

The crossing at Lost Creek west of Mr. Selbes became so difficult that a temporary bridge has been constructed.

Mrs. Mary Brown is visiting relatives and friends in Washington county.  She will be gone a month or two.

There was a gathering of young people at Wm. Bennetts last Friday evening and a good time is reported.

Rev. Wm. Perkins will preach at Sunny Hill school house next Sunday evening.  A good attendance is desired.

Clarence Fetterolf and J. LeSage of northwest Alcona township were down on business a few days since.

Emma Huss is suffering from a very bad cold but with care no serious results will follow.

Mrs. E. Blaser and children are visiting her parents and Mr. B. is now making his own flap-jacks.

A large party of young people met at John Hances Thursday night and enjoyed themselves on the ice for a few hours.  Skating is fine and the young folks are making the most of it.

Mr. Jas. Webster has been quite indisposed for the past two weeks and has been confined to his bed quite a good part of the time.

Messrs Bishop, Fry and Aenderson are delivering corn at Jas. Websters.

Our local feeders, Messrs Farr, Hance and Webster are getting about all the corn raised near here.
Charley Hance has been building a fence on the farm he recently bought.  We understand he will erect a house next spring but have to yet learned the name of his prospective housekeeper.

While look at a passing buggy the other day containing a certain young man and his best girl we saw what we at first took to be a well filled valise dangling at the side of the buggy but looking more closely we found it to be one of the lady's feet, the buggy evidently being too small to hold both of them.

B. S. Williams is slowly recovering from his severe spell of sickness.

We now have two horse shoeing shops in town and both shops are busy in that line.

Fred Burch and wife, of Sabetha, arrived here Sunday on their wedding tour.

Morris and Frank Wells returned to their school work last week.

The following gents took the train to K. C. to attend the Implement Dealers Convention:  P. C. Dunlap, Albert Still, John Francisco and Grover Brittian.

Milt Imler went to Concordia Monday night.

The special stock train took on five carloads of stock Tuesday morning.  A. J. Orten, F. Shutts, Will Morresy and Frank Jones went with the stock.  

Fred Burch and wife went to Alton Monday night to visit relatives.

Clay Chamberlain returned from Hill City Monday.

A gentleman from Kirwin is putting in a harness shop in the Ben Smither building one door east of Bob's meat market.

Wilda Imler moved back to town last week into the house north of the depot.  This was the only vacant house in town.

Mr. Baker and family moved to their farm in Ash Rock township last week and the new section boss moved into the Baker house in the suburbs.

The farmers are hauling in their wheat fearing bad roads when the frost goes out.  the general out look is that the roads will be good for thirty days or more yet.

Milt Imler is figuring on arranging for a big circuit coyote hunt soon.  The snow covered earth has caused them to be in a gaunt condition and they venture up on the town site.

The rain and sleet Tuesday night made it uncertain for the pedestrian and had to "C sharp" and "B flat" in shore order.

Ira McNutt is able to be about but still uses crutches.

J. M. Stehley's merchandise sale for the past ten days has been a howling success.  Jim is a fierce advertiser and nothing small but his feet.

Mr. Ira Hornish is able to be up and around again.  He is recovering slowly.

Clair Higgins left Sunday evening for Moline, Ill., where he goes to take practical education in the Velie Automobile factory.

The loss of young cattle and old horses over the country has been heavy.  Such winters would almost wipe out the jack rabbit and coyote.

Dr. Viers
Veterinary Surgeon
Treats all domestic animals.

Money to Loan on Land
H. V. Toepffer,
Stockton, Kansas
Office Upstairs National State Bank in Dewey's office.

Col. Hopkins, the Auctioneer
Will cry sales in Rooks or adjoining counties.  Best of reference and satisfaction guaranteed.  You make no mistake in giving me that sale.
Stockton, Kansas

A. B. Oechsli, M. C.
Physician and surgeon
Office over National State Bank
Residence 1st door north Hotel Hicks
Stockton, Kansas
Phone Res. 42; Office 222

Dr. L. R. Bessey
At Alton Mondays, Woodston Tuesdays, balance of week at Stockton.

Hobart Items

Little Freda Hall has been very sick the last few days but is better at this writing..

Jan 20, 1910

Lost Creek Items

Several of the Lost Creekites attended the party given at Mr. Hances last Friday evening.  There was a large crowd present and all enjoyed the evening.

Work on the new school house in Hobart township is drawing to a close and we understand it is now ready for plastering.  The work has been some what delayed on account of the severity of the weather.

We understand that a revival meeting conducted by Rev. Perkins are now in progress at the Sunny Hill school house.

Mr. R. A. Selbe returned home from Concordia last Saturday.

Misses Anna and Lizzie Verveka attended church at Webster last Sunday night.

Guy Lowry and Will Stice attended church at Sunny Hill Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dodson, who have been visiting Mrs. Dodson's parents near Webster, started for their home in Colorado last Monday.

Mrs. Hansen, who have been away on a visit, is expected home this week.

Miss Lizzie Verveka is clerking in J. W. Anderson's store.

The corn shellers are now shelling corn on Lost Creek.

Halley's comet will be visible on Feb 15, 1910 for two weeks.

Hobart Items

Miss Cremen, of Marshall county, who has been visiting F. J. Kriley and family, is spending a few days at John Kriley's.

Miss Katie Kennedy visited with her cousin M. J. Ragan and wife last week.

Walter Harwood bought some fine hogs of F. A. Peaslee last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harwood and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harwood spent Wednesday at F. J. Kriley's.

Miss Lucy Selbe visited with Mrs. Roy Howe from Friday until Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Marieta spent Wednesday with Claud Bishop and wife.

Mrs. and Mrs. Orlando Hazen and Ira Hazen and family spent Sunday at Tom Harwood's.

Claude Bishop and wife visited his parents near Webster Sunday.

John Coldiron and wife visited Mr. and Mrs. Tom Caylor Sunday.

Mrs. Frank Kriley visited Mrs. E. D. Crandall Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Claud Bishop and Forest spent Saturday with Mrs. Mary Bishop.

Bennie Caylor visited Durfy Howe Saturday and Sunday.

Greenfield Items

Watson Rikert is shelling corn for Henry Russ this week.

Mrs. John Tebo and two children visited Sunday at H. G. Reeder's.

Winnie and Guy Reeder visited school in Dist. No. 57 on Tuesday of last week.

The new scholar in dist. No. 57 generally comes late to school.

Mrs. John Miles, Harve Miles and daughter Vera spent Sunday at R. H. L. Smith's.

Miss Hansen visited from Friday till Monday with Mrs. Ira Miles.

Mrs. Lottie Dancer and three children visited Monday with her mother-in-law, Mrs. H. Dancer.

Mr. and Mrs. Jonn Russ, of Stockton, visited Monday at A. Kellog's.

J. S. Dotson and family spent Sunday at Ceph McComb's.

Don't Sell the corn
To corn raisers north of Webster; Don't sell your corn for 50c per bushel.  Griffin and Ives want 5000 bushels.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Vanderlip were up from Woodston buying household goods.

Twelve Cars Lumber
We will have twelve cars of lumber at the Wizard Lumber yard within the next 30 days which will consist of all the best stock.  There will also be one half car cheap boards and one car best grade 2X4 and 2X6.  Start the New Year out right by dealing here.
Wizard Lumber Co.

Wm. Webster, or Washington, came out to see his brother James Monday morning, returning home on the evening train.

There was a large social gathering at John Hance's last Friday evening.  The time was given up to music, social chat and games of various kinds, and everybody left feeling that they had had a very pleasant time.

James Webster and wife started for Kansas city Tuesday evening where Mrs. Webster will consult a medical expert.  Her health hasn't been the best for some time, but her friends are in hopes that her trip to Kansas City may prove helpful.

A certain young lady says that the young men of this community re the poorest horsemen she ever saw.  Not one of them could drive a horse with one hand.

Mrs. W. C. Brown froze one of her feet, and has been having considerable trouble with it, but we understand it is doing as well as it could under the circumstances.

Jas. Webster received 61 head of fine steers from Kansas City last Sunday, and shipped two car loads of fat cattle down there Tuesday morning.  He now has over two hundred head of fine steers on the farm.

We had no idea it was so "disgusting" for farmer's wives to talk over the phone concerning the number of chickens they were raising or the number of eggs they were selling.  The egg and poultry business is one of the most important in our country, and mainly through the efforts of women.  We know of more than one farmer's wife, and good housekeepers too who not only pay all the grocery bills with egg and poultry money, but also pay clothing and hardware bills.  God bless them, they have a right to talk all they please about their chickens and hen's eggs.  It is much more commendable than talking about their neighbors..

East of Twin Mound

My! but aren't the roads fierce?

Hauling feed and taking care of the stock is the order of the day during this cold weather.

R. A. Thompson butchered a hog Friday.

Rudolph Hrabe hauled coal for school district no. 103 Thursday.

W. H. Woods and daughter Nellie returned Wednesday from Nebraska, where they have been visiting Mr. Wood's son, who has been sick.

Joe Westhusin and family spent Friday at R. A. Thompson's.

Mr. and Mrs. James Novotny and Mrs. Joseph Novotny visited home folks Saturday and Sunday.

R. A Thompson hauled a load of hogs to J. W. Overholser Monday.

Frank Hrabe went to Stockton Saturday.

Miss Anna Hrabe spent Monday night with Mae Call.

Frank Hrabe took a load of hogs to Stockton Tuesday.

We are authorized to announce that B. W. Newbrey will be a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Rooks County, subject to the action of the republicans at the primary in August, 1910.

Miss Laura Lee returned this week from a visit with relatives in Kansas City.

...that one prisoner had escaped some time during the week, and had not been missed till it was discovered that his share of the bill of fare was left over each time.  The deputy sheriff thinks the follow didn't come back after he was turned out to have his room cleaned Thursday, but the prisoners say that he got away Wednesday.  The prisoner was J. W. White the Plainville gambler, who was in jail for failure to pay his fine and costs.  He wasn't a prisoner of much value and failure to recover him will work no great hardship.

Farm Loans
Plenty of eastern and local money.  I want to place a large amount of money this month on Rooks county land.  I have some special privileges to offer. C. H. Dewey.

E. E. Hebrew, of Bow Creek, started yesterday evening for Concordia, where he was to meet an agent for the Dr. Shoop medicines, and he may go on the road as agent for this company.  He will know in a short time what he will do.

The Pioneer Auctioneer
When the sales begin do not forget that your old reliable sale crier A. H. Judd is still in the ring.  I have been temporarily knocked out, but am on my feet again, and ready to do anything in the auctioneering line.  Have had thirty five years experience.  Cried the first sale ever in Rooks county.  My record is my recommendation.  Talk with those for whom I have cried sales.  Give me a share of your patronage.  Yours for business.  A. H. Judd

From the Kansas City journal of the 14th of January, we learn that E. I. King, of Logan, was elected President of the Kansas and Missouri Implement and Vehicle Dealers Association, and that C. G. Cochran of Plainville was elected Vice President of the same Association.  This is certainly a recognition of this part of the country.

Farm for Sale
Improved quarter near Logan.  Price $40.00 an acre.  Equity $3,400.00.  Want merchandise, or land without buildings.  Write F. E. Stewart, Alton, Kansas.

At the head of the editorial column in this issue will be seen the announcement of B. W. Newbrey, of Stockton township for the republican nomination for sheriff.  Mr. Newbrey has held the position of Deputy sheriff of Rooks county for the past three years, and has also been marshal of the city of Stockton.  Read his announcement, and then look the matter over.  There will be other candidates, and when the time arrives each voter should have his mind based upon facts and be in shape to cast his vote for the man who he believes will make the best official for the people of the county.

Teachers Examination
The next regular Teacher's Examination will be held in the court room at Stockton, Friday and Saturday, Jan 28 and 29, 1910, beginning at 8 a. m. each day.  C. E. Rarick, County Supt.

Chas. S. Borin
C. S. Borin of Fairfield, Nebraska brother to Mrs. A. C. T. Geiger, came to our city Tuesday for a short visit, returning Thursday.  He is auditor for...

A list of all 1909 Marriages in Rooks County:
January is cut off and all that can be read is:
R. W. Wood to Sarah Powers
Wilfred Macy to Sarah Vanderlip
H. C. Sweet to Ruby Maris
Ernest Gibbs to Ethel Dorsey
Wm. Sage to Lillian Wilson
Roy Wise to Grace O'neil
Wm. Kracht to Marie Wilson
W. J. Winters to Dollie North
Harvey Allen to Mary Hoar
Clarence Martin to Alice Peugh
L. E. Channel to Alice Dick
G. C. Newell to Melvina Plant
Ed Desmarteau to Jennie Marcotte
W. A. Selbe to Adelaide Barnes
Harvey Shaw to Lola Coombs
Frank Aksamit to Rosa Pulec
Fmil Aksamit to Lula Pulec
Dr. F. A. Mills to Sylvia Rarick
W. A. Robinson to Mary Schruben
W. F. Hughes to Edith Garvin
A. C. Bristol to Adelaide Chipman
R. S. Morse to Grace Coffee
John Laueson to Fleda Wooden
James Paxton to Lucy Swift
Wm. McDaniel to Darel Pittman
Barney Kriley to Mary McAlpin
I. L. Perkins to Maude Medley
W. L. Hunter to Laura Burland
Barten Landen to Rosa Peach
Clyde Gardner to Alice Posegate
Chas Lowery to Grace McClellan
H. Toliver to Mary Locke
Harvey Cooper to Cecil Keim
W. F. Rexroat to Mary Cook
W. E. Ross to Daisy Snow
Geo. Moore to Effie Brown
Walter Geiger to Zora Wiezenbaum
F. W. Splitter to Alta Farr
Harvey Fox to Edith Carpenter
A. H. Gregory to Grace Thornberry
E. J. Johnson to Angie Reed
B. H. Charles to Lillian McCarter
Loyal E. Kramer to Stella Seefeld
Arthur Sefeld to Ethel Mayhew
Fred Knapp to Ethel Farr
Ben Zenz to Lulu Basham
C. Coddington to Lotie Hinkhouse
J. H. Jones to Lucy Watkins
Loyd Bremizer to Maud Dix
John Phillips to Faye Sheibly
C. W. Totten to Minnie Jones
E. L. Keifer to Mary Perkins
J. L. McClintock to Bessie Jones
J. H. Helenik to Mary Novotny
H. E. Reed to Maud Simons
E. L. Kellogg to Ruth Hockett
H. N. Long to Catherine White
W. B. Richardson to Marie Phelps
M. J. Ragan to Kathleen McDonald
C. W. Foster to Maud Hubble
Joe Rosticil to Josie Hrabe
L. B. Smith to Dora Winter
Mike O'Bien to Melda Blair
L. V. Farrier to Alice Felton
L. J. Betourney to Delia Saindon
J. M. Hunt to Genevieve Campbell
Wm. Martell to Marie Boudrou
Martin Heid to Antonia Bohning
Fred Shutts to Nellie Chamblin
Ray Reeder to Edna Coldiron
Roy Brown to Zena Clark
J. A. Smyth to Estella Brown
C. H. Mills to Edna Overholser
Peter Striegel to Amelia Delphi
A. E. Evans to Lennie Cooley
cut off at the top is probably December
February with two is the lightest month.  There are 89 in all.

Fifty lots for sale at from $50 to $60 each.  Oscar Gibbs

Henry Clements left Thursday evening for Kansas City and other Missouri points.

We hear on good authority that the city of Plainville is figuring on an electric light plans.

The county commissioners went out in Iowa township Tuesday morning and made a personal inspection of a road that was petitioned for out there.

Alex Lowe, of Larnark township is suffering severely at present from an abscess in his head, coupled with neuralgia.  Dr. McMillan is treating him.

Mrs. Ben Talbot left Sunday evening for Arapahoe, Nebr.  While there she will be entertained at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Ortie Lomax.  Mrs. Lomax is a daughter of Mr. Talbott.

W. W. Samuel, of St. Joseph, Mo., is the new man in the J. F. Dunn Clothing store.  He is an experienced dealer in clothing,and will be a valuable man in this capacity for Mr. Dunn.

We are in a muss, carpenters busy making new shelves, but we will take care of you and make room some way.  Phone 275 The Cresent Store. J. O. Adams Co.

In this issue of the Review will be found the announce of our fellow townsman S. A. Barnes for the republican nomination for sheriff of Rooks county.  Mr. Barnes has held the positron of constable in this county for the past year, in which position he has done much work along the lines of the work of the sheriff's office.  We understand Mr. Barnes will make an active campaign for the nomination and you will all have a chance to see him between now and the August primary.

County Attorney Gold and Sheriff Manaugh went to Plainville Tuesday where a fellow named Alva Seagins was charged with the dispensing liquor.  Seagins was arraigned before Squire Posegate and plead guilty to one count and was given thirty days in Jail and fined $100.00.  Seagins says he can get the money from his folks in Iowa and will pay by the time his term expires.

Miss Jennie Wentz, a young woman who is from Lincoln, Nebraska, has opened up a dress making shop in the A. L. Look & Co. Millinery store.  Miss Wentz is a finished artist in this line and we are glad to hear that she has located here.  Call and see her as she will be very glad to have you call and get acquainted, and also to consult with you if you have any work in her line.

Will Allis has for some time past been running a force of five carpenters and has work to keep him till next September with his present force.  One of the jobs he has is the building of a house 42 X 58 with 112 feet of porches for Ora Gartrell, of Bow Creek township.  He also has a 28 feet square cottage for Walter Sutton, of Sugarloaf township.

Jan 27, 1910

Tom Harwood and wife spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. O. Hazen.

Woodston Items

Mr. Davis and wife returned home Monday.

Mrs. Ed Smither returned from Missouri last Thursday.

Hon. George Yoxall was in town Saturday on business.

Mrs. Mae Taliman and mother returned from Alton last Saturday.

F. C. Grimes and Ira Hornish have lately bought the west hardware.

Al Orten went down east on Saturdays passenger on a business trip.

C. C. Bogard visited in town a couple of days the latter part of the week.

Andy White visited with is mother and sisters the first part of the week.

A. C. Gillian's daughter from the west is making them an extended visit.

B. S. Williams is on the way to recovery after six weeks severe sickness.

The juveniles are excited over the comet low in the west now for several nights.

Walter Macy is the only one so far that drives an auto.  Walter drives roads or no roads.

Mrs. Phegly, of Alton, visited Saturday with Mrs. Still and her parents  Mr. and Mrs. Brown..

George Jones and Cliff Grimes both figure on building residences in town this spring..

After several day visit with Fred Waltons, Mr. George Nesbitt left last week for Hill City via Stockton.

About four cars of wheat per week are coming in by the farmers.  they are taking advantage of the solid roads.

Late report in regard to the coyote hunt, is that another drive will be made north west of town on Thursday of this week.

R. N. A. gave a banquet and public installation of officers Saturday night.

The program and the children's drill was fine.  Fred Higgins made a good speech on fraternal societies.

Mr. A. Still was the lucky implement man at the convention as his number on the register drew a rubber tired high seat undercut fancy buggy over 1,000 had registered before him.

Mr. Hold and sons have sold their half section just west of town.  Mr. Hold and Earl left at once to look up a location down east.  They have been successful farmers here for several years and will be greatly missed by all.

The coyote roundup the 20th took place and was a success, as three coyotes were killed.  Howard Dibble from town was on of the lucky sharp shooters.  The citizens south of the river are making arrangements for a drive east of the Big Medicine soon.

Greenfield Items

L. W. Wells lost a valuable horse one day last week.

Howard Johnson spent Sunday with Guy Reeder.

Bert Turner and family spent Sunday at H. G. Reeder's.

Mr. and Mrs. Manly Smith spent Sunday with L. W. Well and family.

A large crowd attended the singing at S. W. Reeder's Sunday Evening.

Mrs. E. N. Stevens and Mrs. George Rikert spent Monday with Mrs. H. G. Reeder.

Mrs. Della Estep and Mrs. Lee Hall and Miss Fredia visited Monday with Mrs. Ira Miles.

Miss Mabel Schindler visited from Friday until Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Etta Farris of Alcona.

Tom Hammond and wife and H. B. Vanhorn and wife were the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Miles, Sunday.

Teachers Examination
The next regular Teachers' Examination will be held in the court room at Stockton, Friday and Saturday, Jan 28 and 29, 1910, beginning at 8 a. m. each day.  C. E. Rarick, County Supt.

Feb 3, 1910

Woodston Items.

John Inler came in on Tuesday's passenger.

Carl Wallace returned Monday from his eastern trip.

Mrs. Dunn has been on the sick list several days.

John  Gregory and wife visited in Stockton Sunday.

Uncle Dick James returned  from the country last Monday.

Our city dray business is about to change hands again.

A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Vern Chandler last week.

Grover Brittian has bought the McIntire homestead north of town.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dennis visited it Stockton between trains Sunday.

There is to be a number of new buildings go up in our town this summer.

Mrs. Hill returned to Alton Monday evening, also Fern and Helen Brickell.

Mr. Z. A. Higgins, of Stockton, stopped over in town Friday on business.

At the present time our roads never were as bad since the early homestead days.

H. L. Clark came up from Council Grove last week on a visit returning Monday.

Mr. Nesbitt returned from Stockton Monday evening.  H is visiting at Fred Walton's.

A. C. Bissell from Palco is here visiting his daughters Mrs. Fred Walton and Mrs. Nesbitt.

George Berger and little sister, from Osborne, were the guests of the Triplett family Saturday eve.

The people of Woodston and vicinity are truly glad to see Mr. B. Williams out on the streets again.  He has had a serious time.

Mr. Holt and son Earl returned on Tuesday after a few days absence.  They were hunting a location and we learn that they found what they wanted.

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Plumbing and Heating Establishment and Tinshop
Having  purchased this part of the business of the J. T. Smith Hardware  & Furniture Co., I am now located in the large building in the rear of the Hardware Store.  I am fitted up ready for contracts on Tinning, Plumbing, Heating and Lighting; will also carry a complete line of pumps, Tanks, Windmills, Corrugated Iron, Brick Siding, Spouting, Cresting, Well-Tubing, etc.  Having had 12 years experience in this line, and now having   (article cut off at this point)

East of Twin Mound Items

Mrs. Joseph Hrabe Sr. is on the sick list.

Miss May Call spent Sunday at Joe Hrabe's Sr.

Miss May call spent Friday night at Frank Hrabe's.

My but doesn't it seem nice to see the earth once more.

Tom Krob helped Rudolph Hrabe shuck corn Saturday.

There are only four more weeks of school in district No. 103.

The corn shuckers in the neighborhood seem to be busy once more.

A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. S. Campbell on Wednesday.

Miss Lillian Larsen is working for her sister, Mrs. A. Hoskins near Codell.

W. H. Wood and daughter Nellie and Mrs. McMichael spent Friday at Tom Johnston's.

A dance was given at Tom Johnston's Tuesday night.  A good time is reported.

Jud Stamper and family returned home Wednesday from a visit in Missouri and Indiana.

Mrs. R. Howitt's brother and wife who have been visiting the Howitt family returned to their home in Washington Tuesday.

Greenfield Items

Ray Tebo is husking corn for George Carsten.

Mrs. Claude Reeder is on the sick list this week.

Miss Myrtle Reeder spent Sunday with home folks.

Ben Gager and family spent Sunday at Abe Schindler's.

Watson Rikert is shelling corn for C. C. Dunning this week.

Several from this vicinity attended the wolf hunt last week.

Mrs. Edna Reeder visited Monday with her mother, Mrs. John Coldiron.

A crowd of young folks spent a very pleasant evening at H. G. Reeder's Sunday.

Mrs. Geo. Rikert left Monday evening for clay Center, where she will keep house for her son Farley.

Several of the young folks attended the dance at Gick's on Thursday night last week.  All reported a fine time.

 Feb 10, 1910

Greenfield Items

Wm. Campbell and wife spent Sunday at R. H. L. Smiths.

Mrs. and Mrs. Ira Durward visited Sunday with J. D. Miles.

Some of the people of this vicinity attended the sale at Dix's Tuesday.

Several of the young folks spent a very pleasant evening at E. N. Stevens Sunday

Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Reeder and Mr. and Mrs. Manly Smith were the guests of Mrs. and Mrs. H. G. Reeder.

List for the wedding bells.

Ray Tebo is husking corn near Webster.

East of Twin Mound Items

Mary and Emma Novotny and children visited at Joseph Hrabe's Sr. the latter part of last week.

Lillian Larsen returned home Sunday.

Tom Johnson fell in such a way as to injure his knee.

Mae Call visited home folks Saturday.

R. A. and E. A. Thompson are hauling wheat to Plainville this week.

Frank Hrabe and son Joe are haul- sand for the foundation of the new barn they expect to build  in this spring.

Lost Creek Items

Several of the Lost Creek people attended the birthday party at J. W. Anderson given in honor of their son Harry.

The revival meetings at the Sunny Hill school house closed last Sunday night.

Some of the Lost Creek school teachers attended the teachers association at Stockton Sat.

There was a party at Chas. Lowry's Friday night.  Quite a number was present and all enjoyed the evening.

The dance given at Art McClellan's last Monday night proved a success.  A large number was present and all went home feeling happy.

Mason Johns and family have been visiting  H. D. Henderson and family the past week.

Mrs. W. B. Ham and Mrs. Chas. Risely will entertain the L. A. S. of the Cong'l church Friday afternoon.
R. T. Gump came down from Bow Creek township Tuesday and took Griffin's house moving outfit with him and will move a house from the Kellog's farm on to his farm.

For Sale -A bull calf, 11 months old, can be registered. - W. P. Hays, 10 miles southeast of Stockton.

Ed Green went to Logan Tuesday.

Mrs. Albert Hockett is on the sick list this week.

J. W. McManus and wife returned Tuesday from Concordia.

Roy Wyant will move Monday to the Henry Clemens place west of town.

The Mo. Pacific construction gang is here repairing the water tank at the depot.

Albert Dryden came over from Burr Oak Tuesday where he had been assisting in their clothing store at that place.

Since our last issue, Judge Dougherty has issued marriage license to J. Deslongehamp and Alta Beupra, both of Zurich.

A. Sterling has the contract for the cement work to be done at this place by the Standard Oil Co. on their lots in the south part of town.

Word was received here yesterday that Wm. Landers, mentioned elsewhere in this paper as being quite sick, died and was buried on Wednesday at Concordia.

Cahill's Sale
Having rented my place and am moving to town, I will offer at public auction at my farm 8 1/2 miles west and 2 miles north of Stockton; 4 miles north of Webster; and 6 miles south of Sugar Loaf Mount on
commencing at 10 a. m., the following property:
9 Head of Horses and Mares
1 bay mare, age 6 yrs, wt 1400 lbs; 1 gray mare, age 4 yrs, wt 1200 lbs
1 gray mare, age 3 yrs, wt 1150 lbs; 1 black mare, age 8 yrs, wt 1200 lbs.
1 gray gelding, age 12 yrs, wt 1100 lbs; 1 gray gelding, age 11 yrs, wt 1200 lbs;
1 brown gelding, age 5 yrs, wt 1200 lbs; 1 bay gelding, age 11 yrs, wt 1100 lbs;
1 draft stallion, age 3 yrs, wt 12500 lbs.  All these animals are sound and in good condition.
A first class milk cow                                                                    About three dozen chickens
Grand Detour 3 1/4 wagon, low truck wagon and Rack, Canton chair drive riding lister almost new, good Deering mower, self-dump 10-ft Champion rake good, Busy Bee riding cultivator almost new, 12-disc harrow with seeder attachment, 3-section steel harrow, 2 sets of 1 1/2-in work harness, set of double buggy harness, set of single harness, old buggy, hand corn sheller new, 18-in walking plow, 5-tooth garden harrow, sickle grinder, grindstone.
5 tons alfalfa, 4 tons prairie hay, Scotch Collie dog, some household goods, about three dozen Buff Plymouth Rocks.
TERMS:  Sums of $10 or under cash.  Sums over $10 a credit of 7 months time with approved security at 7 per cent interest from date, 4 per cent discount for cash.
W. T. Pfleiderer, Auctioneer                                                   E. L. Williams, Clerk
E. W. Cahill.
Sanford's Lunch Stand

A. B. Oechsli, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Office over National State Bank
Residence 1st door north Hotel Hicks.
Stockton, Kansas
Phone Res. 42; Office 222.

Woodston Items

Mrs. Lowry after a few days' visit with her uncle, John Langreen, returned Friday to her home in Osborne.

Last Friday night the literary gave an interesting program at the school house.

Miss Hadley and brother went to Stockton between trains, Saturday.

Mrs. Strohmyer returned Saturday from the east.  She was called home to the bedside of a sister who is sick.

Dr. Parker went to the county seat Saturday Mrs. Parker returning with him.

Mr. Hollen went to Stockton Saturday on a business trip.

Mrs. Belle Brittian has sold her city residence to Steve Atkinson and moved to her farm Monday.

Mr. Dollgreen and daughters went to Stockton to visit with her sister, Mrs. Minnie Cooper.

Mrs. Triplett and children visited Sunday with her mother in Osborne.

Edith Baxter came down from Stockton Tuesday to visit her Grandmother, Mrs. Dunn.

Mrs. L. Ensly, of Omaha Nebr., is visiting her brother, Newt Brickel.

Mrs. L. Alexander returned from Stockton Saturday evening.

Sleepy Hollow Items

Lew Shoop has bought a new buggy and the girls are quarrelling as to who shall ride in it.

Frank Hus spent Saturday night in our city.

Some of our young people attended a birthday party at Eli Perkins, of Webster Saturday eve in honor of Miss Edna Perkins and Harry Anderson, and report a good time.

The Perkins Bros. will begin a series of meetings at the Veverka school house next Sunday evening.

Wm. Glasco has a good share of the lumber hauled for his new barn.

John Hance shipped a car of fat cattle to Kansas City Tuesday morning..

A number of our young people attended a dance at Dick Maddy's Monday night and report a fine time.

Murra Sayles and mother spent last Sunday in our city.

There was a dance at Con Griebel's Saturday night.

Emma Hus, while running out to the mail box, was run into by the dog and thrown to the ground, and is now suffering from a sprained knee.

The literary at Valley View school house Friday evening was well attended and a most interesting program was given.  A program is given every two weeks, and it is proving very helpful to the participants, especially to those that take part in the debates, as they learn to think while on their feet.

Mrs. James Webster returned home from Kansas City Sunday.  the operation she underwent proved a complete success and she is not feeling fine, a fact that will please her many friends.

Feb 17, 1910

Clearance Sale (about half the article is cut off)
March 10, 1910
Dry Goods
Mens' and Ladies heavy fleeced 50c
underwear for .40
All 11c and 12c outings will sell for .09
All 10c outings will sell for .08
Fleece lined calico 10c value now .08
Curtain net 25c value during sale .17 1-2c
1.25 lace curtains for 1.05
Look for the Red Tag prices on cheviot ginghams
15c handkerchiefs .11
10c handkerchiefs .08
Ladies Silk Gloves 1.00 value .85
Ladies Gloves 65c value .49
$2.25 value Red Tag Price $1.68
1.75 value Red Tag Price $1.29
.65 value Red Tag Price .53
1.50 value Red Tag Price 1.19
1.40 value Red Tag Price .99
A full line of D. M. Ferry's garden seeds have just arrived in packet and bulk.  These are the best on the market.
A car of Genuine Red River Early Ohio seed potatoes will soon arrive.  Place your order early to protect yourself.
Anderson Webster Kansas

The district convention of the Churches of Christ will be held here the latter part of May.

Enthusiastic Bible school last Sunday morning.  You ought to hear the children sing the Sunbeam Song.

The Sunshine chorus will have charge of the music in the Bible school next Sunday morning.  Be on time.

A check for $100, has handed to our treasurer one day last week to e applied on the building fund.  Also quite a number have expressed a desire to help us.  We appreciate these gifts and good words.

Hobart Items

Will Marietta finished shucking corn Wednesday.

Little Forest Bishop was very sick several days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Keim visited at Harwood's Friday and Fanna accompanied them to Stockton and stayed till Saturday.

Mr. Loomis and Mr. Rarick, of Jewell county came up Thursday to visit W. S. Marietta and family a few days.  They returned home Saturday.

The dance at Dick Maddy's last Monday was well attended and all report a fine time.  This is the last dance until after Easter as Lent began Wednesday.

John Coldiron returned yesterday from 10 weeks' visit with relatives at Columbus, Kansas and other places. He reports a fine time.

Will Hilgers, south of town, is contemplating the purchase of a new corn sheller to be run by gasoline. Don't do it Will. The old horse is there with the goods all year round.

Greenfield Items

Ralph Shick and family spent Sunday at Howard Shicks.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reeder spent Sunday at H. B. Vanhorns.

Literary at the Hazen schoolhouse last Friday night was well attended.

Grandma Stamper left Saturday evening for a visit with relatives at Downs and Goff Kansas.

There will be Sunday school at two and preaching at three o'clock at the Elm Creek school on Feb. 20.  Everybody invited.

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
The Stockton high school under the direction of Miss Florence McCracken will present Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, a the opera house, Friday evening, Feb 18:
Synopsis of Scenes
Act 1 - The Christmas party scene; reception room at Alcott home.
Act 2 - Mrs. Wiggs at home scene; Kitchen of Wiggs home.
Act 3 - The Theatre Party scene; Bond's restaurant. (no Act 4 was listed)
Act 5 - Australia's mishap, benefit dance scene; Mrs. Wiggs' Kitchen.

I am making the auctioneer work my only business and study.  I don't claim to hypnotize my crowd and sell the $7 scalawag calf for $22.85, but I do claim that when your sale is figured up from the rat trap that the patent right make "stings" you on to the old team that your father-in-law gave you and started you west with, the total will be satisfactory.
W. T. Pfleiderer, Auctioneer
Phone 250, Stockton, Kansas

Dr. Stevens, the oculist will be at the Hicks hotel on Tuesday, March 1 and at Plainville, Wednesday, March (article cut off)

Willard Memorial Meeting  "Biographical sketch and Tribute to Miss Willard" by Mrs. Feleay.  Vocal Solo by Mrs. Myrtle Barnes

Sleepy Hollow Items

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Schindler visited at John Nances last Sunday.

Feb 24, 1910

Lost Creek Items

Quite a snow we had Monday night.

Mrs. John Kerns visited with home folks from Friday until Sunday.

Mr. Hansen is under the weather at present with an attack of lagrippe.

Anna Veverka has almost concluded that housekeeping is better than teaching.

Fred Skenyon was helping Mr. Davey shell corn Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Wm. Bennett and family have rented the Davey house and will move there until spring.  The weather bring too unsettled to start on their trip to their new home in Colo. at present.

We understand that Wm. Purdy and wife will start next Friday for a couple of weeks visit with friends and relatives at Abeline.

Thomas Davey sold several loads of hogs and delivered them in Stockton Monday.  We didn't learn his price but are sure he struck a high market.

Quite an accident happened Saturday night to George Hance and Joe Armstrong as they were coming home from Webster.  In some way the team became frightened and started to run, upsetting the buggy and throwing both the young men out.  Neither was seriously hurt, but the buggy was damaged considerably.

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Woodston Happenings

Mrs. Tripplett was in Osborne Friday.

Miss Hadley went to Cawker city Tuesday.

Hon. Geo. Yoxall was in the city last Saturday.

Mr. Merryman went to the county seat on Friday.

Mrs. Alexander returned from Nevada, Mo., Friday.

Vern Chandler returned from Cawker City Tuesday morning.

Miss Sadie Baxter, of Stockton, visiting relatives and friends here Sunday.

The late snow Monday and the crimpy weather Tuesday was a fierce proposition.

Several old timers here figure on a trip to the Florida orange fields this summer.

Andrew Brown and Wm. Morrisy each shipped a car of cattle to K. C. on Tuesdays stock train.

Morrow Stehly and Will and Laura Smither attended the home talent entertainment in Stockton Friday evening.

Mr. Larne's street sale drew quite a crowd last Saturday.  "Pflied" the successful auctioneer of Stockton was the salesman.

Wm. Cook died at the home of his daughter in Washington County, of heart disease.  The remains were shipped here and laid to rest in the Woodston Cemetery.

In regard to the Webster clock number, if the clock stopped at 4-46-24, it would look to a man up a tree like the ticket 4-42-24 would be the nearest and entitled to the prize.

C. M. Rand, the old reliable horse buyer, will be at Stockton on Thursday, March 3.  You all know him and know that he pays the top prices.  He is not a crank.  If your house is at all saleable, he will pay you the cash and all the horse is worth.

Card of Thanks
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation of the sympathy extended us in the deep sorrow we sustained in the loss of our husband and father to the many friends and to the Modern Woodmen.
Mrs. Minnie Ruhaak, Children and Relatives.

Horses from four to twenty years of age will bring the hard cash if brought here on March 3.  Rand the Kansas City buyer will be here on that date.

From Palco Enterprise

H. W. Shick was over from Greenfield township Monday shaking hands with his many friends.  He is a candidate for Sheriff of Rooks County.

The Palco grain dealers brought 257,811 bushels of wheat and 68,312 bushels of corn during the year 1909.  There is at least half of the corn in the field yet.   There has not been one fourth of the corn crop marketed yet.

Nine cars of cattle were shipped from Palco Tuesday morning.  L. N. Rolland 4 cars of cattle, Rolland & Towns 1 car of hogs, O. M. Towns 1 car cattle, L. B. Rolland 1 car cattle, A. T. Darnell 1 car of cattle and 1 car of hogs..  Charlie Frazey, O. M. Towns, L. N. Rolland, and A. T. Darnell accompanied the shipment.

About 25 young people were invited to the home of H. R. graham Tuesday evening in honor of Clyde Sperry's 18th birthday.  He received several presents as a token of his esteem among his acquaintances.  The evening was spent in playing various games after which refreshments were served.  Miss Hazel Jones and Miss Lulu Meade waited on the guests.  Miss Hazel played several selections on the piano after which all departed for their homes wishing Clyde many more happy birthdays.

Greenfield Items

Russ and Kellogg shipped a car load of alfalfa last week.

The dance at Pearl Reed's Friday night of last week was well attended and all present reported a fine time.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Farris visited last week with Abe Schindler and family.

Howard Johnson spent last Friday night with Luther Smith.

Mr. Kellog's children have been having the lagrippe but are better at this writing.

John Coldiron returned from his eastern trip last Wednesday. He reported having a fine time.

See Dr. Stevens at Stockton Tuesday, March 1, and at Plainville Wednesday, March 2.

Jay Feleay and wife are expected to return to Stockton in a short time and occupy their own residence in the south part of town.

Damar Items

Will Hilgers shelled corn for Joe Conyac Friday.

March 3, 1910

Woodston Happenings

Mrs. Hill returned to Alton on Sunday.

Chas. White returned from K. C. on Tuesday's train.

M. J. Wells went to the county seat last Saturday.

P. C. Dunlap went east on the Tuesday evening  passenger.

Miss Dougherty visited at her home in Stockton over Sunday.

Frank Murphy went to Stockton between trains last Friday.

Aunt Lib Hornish has been on the sick list for several days.

Wilda Imler and family returned from Wallace county Thursday.

Dr. and Mrs. Bessey came down from Stockton Sunday evening.

Mrs. Burch has bought lots north of the railroad and will build soon.

Warren Dennis and wife spent Sunday with Rev. Dennis at Stockton.

Herb Dibble is doing some carpenter work in the rurals for Mr. Shultz.

Newt Brickell has been sick at home for a week, but at present is on the mend.

Mr. Holt and sons have bought a nice home in Rush county, on the Walnut.

Wednesday was public sale day for Ira Hornish and was a big day in town.

Mr. and Mrs. Stahley are expected home from the eastern markets in a few days.

Will Cunningham's son got badly hurt on Tuesday, by a saddle pony falling on him.

Mr. and Mrs. Lista Peacock returned from their visit in Iowa last Sunday morning.

Clif Grimes had the carpenters start the frame on his residence in the south part of town.

Walter McNutt and wife were called from Colo. to the bedside of Mrs. McNutt's mother.

Harry Shorthill, of Portis, came down on Tuesday to visit old friends and relatives.

F. C. Gager and family, from the upped Medicine, was in our city Tuesday doing some trading.

A large number of Charley Dibble's friends surprised them last Sunday and had a farewell reunion before they quit us for Florida.

A surprise party was given Mr. Chamblin and family Tuesday night.  There was a large crowd there and all report an enjoyable time.

Grandma McCall, mother of Mrs. NcNutt, died last Thursday at their home in the west of town, and was laid to rest in the Ash Rock cemetery.

When the sales begin do not forget that your old reliable sale crier A. H. Judd is still in the ring.  I have been temporarily knocked out, but am on my feet again, and ready to do anything in the auctioneering line.   Have had thirty five years experience.  Cried the first sale ever cried in Rooks county.  My record is my recommendation.  Talk with those for whom I have cried sales.  Give me a share of your patronage.  Yours for business.
A. H. Judd

W. H. Coldiron started Tuesday evening for Wilson, going via Beloit and Salina.

J. O. Stone of Elm Creek went east Monday evening. He did not know just where he would go, but he was on the look out for a new location having sold his farm on Elm Creek to H. G. Reeder.

Greenfield Items

Maggie Rippen is working for H. N. Dancers.

Dick Maddy and family spent Sunday at Ira Miles.

Walter Sanders is shelling corn in this vicinity this week.

Will Colburn and family spent Saturday and Sunday at Mr. Kellogs.

John Coldiron and wife and little Clarence visited Saturday with Tom Caylor and family.

Mrs. John Tebo and two children visited Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Billings.

Rev. Harding, of Stockton preached a very interesting sermon at the Elm Creek school house last Sunday.

J. H. Russ and wife are moving out on their farm this week.  We are very glad to have them back among us again.

A crowd of young folks spent a very pleasant evening at E. N. Stevens last Friday night, the affair being a surprise on Edith.

J. O. Stone has sold his farm to H. G. Reeder. Mr. Stone is going east to look for a location and will move about the first of April.

Mr. Kellog and family moved to a farm near Plainville Monday.   We are sorry to lose this family from our vicinity but wish them success in their new home.

Congregational Sunday School Notes.
The International Course of graded S. S. lessons is now being used by the Junior department and is proving satisfactory to teachers and pupils.
The graded lessons will be introduced in the primary and beginners department the beginning of the next quarter.
The S. S. is learning a number of new songs under the instruction of Mrs. Anna McCann.
All the school enjoyed the duet rendered by Mattie Covert and Cordelia Veal last Sunday.
You are invited to attend our Sunday school
F. M. Gold, Supt.

Order your reading matter through the Review office.  We will save you money.

Damar Items

Fred Newell is suffering severely these days from the effects of a scratch he received on his finger.  It is feared he has blood poison.

Warner LeGrande, an old time resident of Rooks county, but now of Oklahoma, is visiting here with his old time friends and acquaintances.

E. C. Saindon has purchased an acre of land from Mr. Sinnema, paying $200 for the same.  This is a good price, and also a fine location for a home near Damar.

J. P. Owings has purchased a fine quarter of land near Togo, consideration $3,200.  This is a fine farming district, and I s an exceptionally good location.  We are glad to know that we will not lose Jim entirely.

It was a sad accident at Palco when Frank Fesler was killed.  He was working under his cook-shack with the jackscrews for a support, when the support gave way letting the heavy weight down on him, killing him instantly.  It is too bad for his family.  He was preparing for his sale when he was killed.

Some large dry goods boxes for sale at A. L. Look & Co.

A,. B. Oechsli, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Office over National State Bank
Residence 1st door north Hotel Hicks.
Stockton, Kansas
Phone Res. 42; Office 222.

Gallagher's Market,
Stockton, Kansas
Give us a call-we can please you with all kinds of
Fresh and cured Meats
Sausage and Balogna
Home Rendered Lard.

Dewey, the Land Man,
Has some special bargains in
Rooks County Land
Call on him for lists.  Some special bargains in farm loans.  Have some company and also some private money to loan on Rooks County farms.  Also write Fire, Lightning, and Tornado Insurance on farm and city property.

March 10, 1910

Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Adams are the parents of a son born to them last Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Z. A. Higgins went to Woodston Tuesday evening to visit relatives.

Mrs. R. C. Harding returned yesterday from a visit with relatives in Osborne county.

S. J. Hartman, of the Kansas city Paper house, was in the city visiting his numerous customers Tuesday.

Mrs. George C. Wright returned Saturday from a visit with relatives and friends as Gaylord, Kansas.

Word comes from Dr. Ainsworth at Raton, New Mexico, that Mrs. Ainsworth is very much improved in health.

It isn't often that the Review has to leave out advertising for lack of both space and help, but such is the case this week.

George Wright returned this week from a visit to Kansas City, Mo., Moline, Illinois, and Stoughton, Wisconsin.

John Gibson and wife are the parents of a baby born to them this week.  Dr. Callender was in attendance.

Mrs. E. E. Dancer, of Greenfield township, has been quite sick for some days, but is better now, under the care of Dr. Oechsli.

O. A. Higgins and daughter Miss Belle started Saturday for Boulder, Colo., where they will visit their friend Mrs. Chas. Alexander.

The latest report from Mrs. Alexander, who is in a hospital at Boulder, Colorado, is that she is in very bad condition and that there is not much hope for her recovery.

Dr. Oechsli ran over a chicken with his automobile this week and so injured the chicken that it had to be killed.  The damages were seventy-seven cents which the doctor paid.

Charley Phelps dreamt one night recently that he was in a state of intoxication, and awoke with a bad spell of lagrippe from which it took him several days to recover.

S. J. Osborne returned yesterday from Deer Trail, Colorado, where he purchased one quarter section of land and homesteaded another, and will move out there in a short time.

The young ladies of the Christian church were so well pleased with the receipts from their sale of home made candy, that they have decided to have it on sale again next Saturday at the cash store.

Walter Taylor and family of Concordia, who had been here for some days visiting Mrs. Taylor's father, Sanford Johnson, of Hobart, returned Tuesday evening to their home at Concordia.

Lost-Between Stockton and Webster a russett leather halter, almost new.  I have its mate and would be glad to have the lost one. J. T. Smith.

Greenfield Items

Ira Miles is moving this week to the Henry Simons place in  Greenfield township.  Barney Briley will move on the place vacated by Ira.

H. G. Reeder shipped a car load of cattle and one of hogs Tuesday.

Ira  and Goldie Smith are on the sick list this week.

Wm Hall and family, H. M. Russ and wife and Chas. Remmer were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Russ.  Mr. Remmer is a nephew of Mr. J. H. Russ.  He left for his home in Missouri, Monday evening.

W. H. Boller and family and Tom Hammond and wife were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dotson Sunday.

Art Miles and wife and little Marjorie spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mrs. Miles' mother, Mrs. Bishop.

Mrs. Judd Stamper and children spent Monday with Mrs. J. G. Coldiron.

Stockton, Kansas, March 2, 1910
Stockton Post No. 79,
WHEREAS, the Great Commander in His wisdom has seen fit to call another comrade from our Post, Capt. D. N. Hamilton, be it resolved that we extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy.
There is a second flag draped in mourning in our Post room; another gap in the ranks that cannot be filled.  His march was faithful and after life's battles he sleeps well.
For the place that shall know him no more, forever is loneliness; for the wife and children there is sympathy of many loving hearts; but above and beyond all the human side is the beautiful divine thought of a finite life completed.
P. S. McCracken
Geo. A. Stewart
E. P. Hill

A. N. Bullett was here a couple of days this week, but returned Monday to his work on the Beloit-Kearney railroad.  His camp is not at Lebanon.  He will return here the latter part of this month and will begin a the survey from here to Superior, Nebraska.

Harvey Cooper has been feeding 500 sheep at the Cooper ranch in Farmington township.  Thursday he shipped 241 of them to St. Joseph.  They were shipped in one double deck car.  They averaged 70 pounds each and sold for $9.10 per pound, or $6.37 per head.  This is the first year this young man has fed sheep, but it seems that his first experience must be pretty successful.

A. H. Wallen came in from his Farmington township farm yesterday with a load of farm produce.  He had a big can of cream, and fifteen dozen eggs in the front of the wagon.  In addition to these he had six Jersey hogs, two of which were June pigs and four September pigs.  The six would average two hundred pounds each.  The hogs were sold at nice cents per pound.  This load would bring him close to $115.00.  This is a pretty good lump of money for a few pigs and eggs and a little cream.

W. H. Coldiron came through Beloit this morning enroute to Wilson to visit his son Jesse who formerly was connected with the Smoke House here and is conducting a similar business at Wilson - from Beloit Gazette.

Fred Farrier was over from Plainville Monday.

H. B. Vanhorn of Greenfield township sold a team of mules to Tom Kincaid Monday.

Orlando Hazen shaved off that beard which he has worn for the past quarter of a century and came in from his Hobart township farm Saturday and were about the streets passing numerous ones of his old friends who failed to recognize him.

Damar Items

Will Hilgers sold his corn sheller to John Koontz of Palico.

The Missionary Women of the Christian church held their regular monthly meeting with Mrs. A. C. Feleay, Friday afternoon. Each member representing a missionary sent out by the Christian Women's Board of Missions. A very helpful meeting. A fine lunch was served after the program.

March 17, 1910

Greenfield Items

Maggie Rippen visited Sunday with the home folks.

Harvey Edson and wife spent Sunday at H. M. Russ'.

Forest and Goldie Stamper visited Sunday afternoon at Mr. Rippens.

Mrs. Judd Stamper and children spent Friday of last week with Mrs. VanHorn.

There will be a box supper at the Hazen school house on the evening of March 24.  A program will be rendered by the school.  Everybody invited.

.Ceph McCombs and family and Mrs. Ira Hazen and two children, William Johnston and wife and Miss Myrtle Reeder of Stockton spent Sunday at H. B. VanHorns.

Lost Creek Items

Eugene Taylor is plowing for oats at the present time.

The assessor is quite busy at work in Rush township.

Ralph Nech and Leigh McClellan spent Sunday with Joe Armstrong.

Miss Lena McClian visited with Miss Estella Skeny on Saturday and Sunday.

R. C. Armstrong had his alfalfa threshed last week and is pleased by the way it turned out.

Frank Bishop and Fred Skenyon attended the pie social given at the Bary school house last Friday night.

F. C. Lile purchased an Edison phonograph last week.  It is a fine machine and he has cause to be proud of it.

There will be an exhibition at the Harmony Hill school house next Thursday night, March 24, all are invited to come.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Purdy returned home from Abeline a few days ago where they had been visiting friends and relative.

Box Elder Items

Miss Bessie Peaslee went to Glen Elder last Saturday for a month's visit with their grandmother and other relatives.

Mrs. Barrickman and Miss Rants, of Hastings, Neb., sister and niece of E. D. Crandall, came on Tuesday of last week to visit Mr. Crandall for a few (article cut off)

Hobart Items

Fine weather, isn't?

E. D. Crandall, we are sorry to learn, is very low at the present time.

Richard Maddy threshed alfalfa for Tom Caylor Wednesday and Thursday.

Miss Bessie Peaslee left Saturday for a visit with friends and relatives in Glen Elder.

Mrs. T. Harwood and Mrs. W. G. Harwood spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Will Hall.

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Marietta, Perry Pierce and Bess Peaslee spent Monday at Tom Harwood's.

John Crandall accompanied by his sister and niece are here from Nebraska visiting his brother.

Frank Bishop has been very sick the past week with a severe attack of lagrippe but is some better at this writing.

Mrs. Will Marietta left Wednesday night for Ionia where she was called by the serious illness of her sister-in-law.

The pie supper at the Byerly school house Friday night was well attended.  A good program was reported as well as lot of pies.  They made $8.80 which is to be used for a new dictionary.

Damar Items

It looks like spring has come to stay.

Warner Legrand is now visiting with John Matheson.

Mary Combs has been staying at Carl Jones lately.

Andy Smith is building a new house for himself this week.

Sam Wort and his brother-in-law, Frank McCune, was shelling corn for Carl Jones Monday.

Miss Bessie Wyatt returned to her home in Stockton Sunday after a short visit with her sister, Mrs. Carl Jones.

Morey Smith is making cement sidewalks in Damar.  Now, this means no more muddy shoes for the people of Damar.

Blue Bird Items

The weather has been nice the past week.

Ralph Nech and Frank McClellan were shelling corn in this neighborhood last week.

Weinbie and Jim Nech and Frank Verveka returned from Wichita last Wednesday.

The Z. C. B. J. lodge are progressing nicely with there new hall building.

Frank Rostocil Jr. has been hauling wheat to market.

Orion Henry had his corn shelled Saturday.

Miss Stella Skeynon spent Wednesday evening with Lizzie and Anna Nech.

Dan Barry is going to build a new house.  Wonder which way is his direction. Ha, ha!

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lowry were shopping in Webster last Thursday.

Rostocil Bros. were building fence this week.

Sleepy Hollow Items

Willie Hayes was on the sick list last week.

Edith Montgomery spent last Sunday with Mildred Bird.

Lewis Shoope called at W. S. Bird's Sunday.  Wonder why?

Woodston Happenings

Prof. Campbell went to Cawker Sunday.

Crescent Store
1 can best tomatoes 10c
2 cans corn 25c
1 can kraut 10c
1 large can hominy 10c
7 lbs. raisins 50c
6 lbs dried peaches 50c
Michigan Salt (no price listed)
3 lbs. bright crisp crackers 25c
1 lb extra fine dried raspberries 30c
b lbs. dried apples 50c
l lb package laundry starch 5c
6 bars best laundry soap 25c
Full cream cheese per lb 20c
7 packages Toasted Corn Flakes 50c
Pure bulk spices per lb 35c
See us for cod and pail fish
Bulk pickles
Headquarters for oil and gasoline.  Send in your can
Try our extracts and remember every can of goods is guaranteed
1 2-lb can raspberries 13c
1 2-lb can blackberries 13c
1 2-lb can strawberries 13c
1 2-lb can gooseberries 13c
1 5-lb pail lard 85c
1 10-lb pail lard 1.65
1 20-lb pail lard 3.25
Get prices on 50 lbs lard
Smoked bacon per lb 20c
Dry Salt bacon per lb 16c
1 1-gal oil can 25c     5-gal oil can 85c
Wash boilers 75c to 1.25
Get our prices on milk crocks and churns
1 lb dried prunes 10c
1 lb dried apricots 15c
16 lbs beams 1.00, get out bushel price
Oyster Shell per sack 35c
Early Ohio seed potatoes
1 bu fancy Washington potatoes 1.00
See our ribbon assortment
Ladies handkerchiefs 5c to 25c
Ladies' Oneto union suites made to sell for 1.25, now 50c
Man's heavy fleeced underwear 35c
Telescopes, suitcases and trunks
Extra good umbrella 1.25
Postcards 3 for 5c
Crochet and knitting cotton in all colors 5c
Children's supporters 10c, 15c
Ladies supporters 10c, 15c, 20c
1 doz pearl buttons 3c     Package needles 3c
A few silk scarfs at each 1.00

March 24, 1910 Vol. 4 #8

Sleepy Hollow
Winter wheat and alfalfa are grow- alright, but would be helped greatly with a good rain..

Quite a number of our farmers were shelling corn last week.

Wm. Glasco's new barn has been completed and is ready for use.  It is 28 X 40 feet and is substantially built.

Lew Montgomery has been quite sick and under the doctor's care, but is now much better through still quite sick.

Art Wells and family, of Bogue, and Jess Hulse and Family, of Bow Creek, spent Easter at A. J. Fetterolf's.

Ed Hulse's new barn is finished and ready for service.  It is 32 X 40 feet on the ground with 14 foot posts.

Lew Shoup and Vina Armstrong spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kenney of Webster.

Walter Harwood is having a very painful attack of the sciatic rheumatism and at times the pain is so great that it reqdires (sp) two or three to hold him.

There was a farewell dance at Lew Montgomery's Monday night.  If Mr. Montgomery's health will permit the family will leave next week for their new home in Colorado.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Phelps and son, of Stockton, spent Easter with her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Selbe.

Arch Miles will move onto the Bassett farm in a few days.

On account of so many wishing to attend the baptismal services at Webster last Sunday, there was no Sunday school at Sunny Hill, but we hope to see everybody out next Sunday.

James Webster received 141 head of stock cattle from Kansas City Sunday morning, and shipped 40 head of fat cattle down there Tuesday morning.  He has 140 head of fattening cattle left which, with his stockers, makes 280 head of steers now on the farm.

A birthday part was held at Chas. Bray's last Wednesday evening in honor of Wm. Hance's 20th birthday anniversary.  A large crowd was present and as every one brought a post card, Wm. received quite a post card shower.

Miss Vina Armstrong closed a very successful term of school at the Armstrong school house Thursday evening with a neat delightful entertainment consisting of songs, recitations, dialogues and tableaux.  Every number of the program was good and was greatly enjoyed by every one present, althought the house was uncomfortably crowed with the friends and patrons of the school.

Greenfield Items

H. M. Russ and wife spent Sunday at Mr. Harwood's.

Several from this vicinity attended Mr. Bassett's sale Tuesday.

Mrs. Jennie Tebo left Tuesday evening for Summerfield, Kansas to have a cancer removed.

Wm. Cadorett and family visited Thursday of last week at Mrs. Tebo's .

A large crowd attended the box supper at the Hazen school house last Friday night.  the proceeds were something over sixteen dollars.

Mrs. Abe Schindler and Mrs. Pearl Wells visited last Friday with Mrs. Jennie Tebo.

The many friends of Leslie Wells will be pleased t learn that he is getting along nicely and expects to be a home in a short time.

Dan Landers and wife moved onto the D. V. Kelly place last week with Mr. Kelly and family moved onto the place he purchased of Fred Whitford.

Chas. Rand, the horse buyer will be at Woodston, Wednesday afternoon, April 6, and in Stockton Thursday afternoon, April 7.

Woodston Happenings

Our expected equinox storm proved to be only a puff ball and still continues to drift the sand.

Fishing is ripe.  Just think of it.

Warren Dennis and wife were visiting friends in Stockton last Sabbath.

Mr. Mae Tallman returned from Alton on the Sunday passenger.

Miss Ethel Miller came in on the Sunday train for a visit with County Commissioner Miller.

Walter Dunlap has purchased a new runabout Rambler machine.

Jim Terwilliger and John Morrissy of Stockton was with us last Saturday.

D. M. Imler reports a land deal last week making sale of 240 acres of land belonging to Grandpap Larue, sold to Fred Yoxall for $7,900.

J. N. Bickel visited at home Sunday returning to Stockton Monday.

Willie Baker from the Stockton high school visited home folks Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Keen after a few days in Stockton returned Sunday evening.

Mr. Zimmerman and family after an extended visit with his son here returned home Sunday evening.

R. C. Sollenbarger made a run in home Sunday morning and left on the evening passenger for his field of labor.

Miss. Dougherty returned home from Stockton Sunday evening.

Representative George Yoxall of Stockton was circulating in our town Monday.

Morrissey & White shipped a car of cattle to Kansas City Monday.

Another sand storm Tuesday that put a stop to much of traffic here.

Mrs. Will Arrington and daughter Stella of Webster Returned home after several days visit with Vern Chandler's.

The Easter services at the churches were extremely interesting.  Excellent music.  The little ones were well drilled.

On Tuesday the ladies met at Mrs. Rev. Bisbee's for a needle exercise.

I have 1000 bushels of Good corn for sale.  J. J. McComb, Webster, Kansas.

Wanted Horses and Mules
Will be at
Woodston, Wednesday, afternoon, April 6
Stockton, Thursday afternoon, April 7.
I want horses and mules from 4 to 20 years old.
Bring them in and get the top price.
Chas. M. Rand, Kansas City.

The young folks sprung a surprise on  _. A. Fetterolf's last Thursday evening.  There was quite a crowd of them, and a good social time was had.

Miss Nina Armstrong one of our best efficient teachers, will close her school Thursday evening with a public exhibitation to which the public is invited.

Miss Agness Reed, one of the best teachers in Alcona township, will close on a very successful term at Liberty school house next Friday noon with a basket bountiful dinner.  the patrons and friends of the school are all planning to be there with well filled baskets , not merely to have a good time themselves, but to show their appreciation of Miss Reed's work in the school room.

A certain young lady, of this city has so fallen in love with the sunny disposition of her sweet heart that she has given him the beautiful name of "sunshine."

J. W. Anderson, of Webster, is erecting a new house on his farm southeast of town and we understand his son Harry will move in as soon as it is completed.  The "Wild cat Orchestra" are getting their musical instruments in order for, they declare Harry will never "batch" it on the farm.

While visiting at C. J. Fetterolf's, of Alcona township, a few days since, we received an invitation to attend a social at the home of Fred Brokaw, and of course accepted and has a dandy time.  Fred has a fine Edison phonograph and about 150 choice records which were greatly enjoyed by all present.  As some of the party desired to trip the "light fantastic" the "deck was cleared" good music provided, and all who wished to participate were at liberty to do so, while those who preferred to pass as wall flowers were granted that privilege.

Greenfield Items

Tom Hammond and wife spent Sunday at H. B. Vanhorn's.

A large crowd attended church at Elm Creek Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Russ and Orville Russ called at Mrs. Tebo's Sunday evening..

Most of the farmer's of this vicinity are busy putting in their oats.

Mrs. Wm Hall and Mrs. Tom Harwood visited with Mrs. J. H. Russ one day last week.

R. W. Maddy is shelling corn in this vicinity.

Mrs. Howard Shick and Miss Rose visited at Mrs. Tebo's Monday afternoon.

Ray Reeder and wife moved on to the place vacated by Pearl Reed, this week.

J. O. Stone and family left the first of the week for their new home at Haddam, Kansas.  The family left Monday evening and will visit with relatives at Beloit for a few days.  Mr. Stone left with the car Tuesday morning.  We are sorry to lose this family from our vicinity but wish them success in their new home.

Carl Shick visited Sunday near Woodston with George Young.

For Sale
My Implement, Vehicle, Heavy Hardware, Harness and Edison Phonographs.   Will take one span good mules in trade.  S. R. Buell, Alton, Kans.

A prize will be offered at the big Woodman meeting here April 5th, for the largest delegation arriving in a body.

Will Hall and family spent Sunday evening at Mr. Bassetts.

March 31, 1910

John Francis returned  Sunday, from a visit with his father at Brunswick, Nebr.

Mrs. Geo. Lucas returned Thursday from a visit with her mother at Benner, Mo.

J. L. Rogers, Postmaster at Vermillion, Kansas was in this city on Friland day on business.

Mrs. Mae Call went to Downs Thursday and will visit there and at her old home in Gaylord for several days.

Mrs. S. H. Baldwin arrived Thursday from Columbus, Kansas to visit her mother, Mrs. M. J. Coolbaugh Sr.

Dr. Viers started Friday evening to meet his family who were returning from Ohio.  He met them at Kansas City.

J. C. Coldiron is in town looking for a house to rent. He is returning to Beloit to live and to go into business. - Beloit Call

W. H. Foster and wife of the Baker neighborhood went to Stockton yesterday to attend his father's 85th birthday anniversary which occurs today. - Osborne Farmer

Rev. W. J. Loyd, Henry Botkin and wife, Mrs. D. E. Linden and Miss Lulu Simpson were in Stockton Tuesday attending the laying of the corner stone of the new Christian Church. - Osborne Farmer

When in town visit Jepson's Art Studio the popular gallery of Stockton where the finest photographs are produced in all grades from fine folder work to the inexpensive post card.  All work guaranteed.

In a letter received since we printed the first side of this paper Dr. Stevens writes us to say that he will be in Stockton April 7, and will be at Plainville during the M. E. conference.

Rev. D. M. Alexander and wife, of Glen Elder, visited a few hours with the editor and family on their way to the M. E. Conference Tuesday at Plainville.

One hundred and sixty acres farm, improved.  Good house.  $500 to $1,000 down and balance on long time.  W. R. Griffin

D. C. Lieurance, I. H. Look and others went from here to the E. D. Crandall funeral Tuesday to assist with the signing.

The committees and other interested are doing good work this week on preparing for the big performance of Woodman day.

The Stockton band played for the G. A. R. meeting at the opera house Monday evening.

I have 1000 bushels of Good corn for Sale.  J. J. McComb, Webster, Kansas

S. N. Hawkes returned from Osborne Tuesday.

Lem James was up from Woodston Monday.

For Sale - A gasoline Light Plant, The Edison generater, tank, 3 lights, good pumps, all in good condition.  Also the old Christian church property.  Will sell building separate, or lots and building together, for further particulars inquire of any of building Committee.  Wm. Tanzy, Secretary.

Mrs. Allie Evans returned to her home in Stockton Saturday ______ing after a two day visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. O_______ and other relatives.  Her brother Charlie accompanied her home _______ton Empire.

H. L. Tripplett and family went to Osborne Saturday evening visiting Mrs. Tipplett's Mother Mrs. _____ Balliet, returning to Woodston _____day.-Osborne Farmer.

Mrs. A. M. Reed, of Iowa township went to Manhattan Thursday to visit her daughter who is attending _______ there.

For Sale:  A bull calf 11 months old, can be registered. - W. P. _____ 10 miles southwest of Stockton.

Attend a college football game at the opera house Friday night, ______ eighth.

Barn work $250 and two lots on main Street $750.  McCracken & Rise_____

Get your low shoes and Oxfords at the Cresent.

Have your photo made at Jepson's.

April 7, 1910

Guy Reeder and wife will move on the old Reeder farm on Elm Creek, lately vacated by J. O. Stone, Mrs. Reeder was formerly Miss Marguerite Hickston, of Effingham. She taught school two terms in the Elm Creek district. She and Guy became acquainted there with the result that they were married a week ago, and have come to make their home as above stated. They will be welcomed here by a host of friends.

Cal. Bedard is on the sick list and has been compelled to give up temporarily his work at the depot.  He may have to have an operation yet.

Alex. Low will leave this week for Excelsior Springs, Mo., and will stay there a while a while and  will visit Kirksville before he returns.  He is yet undecided as to whether he will have to have an operation for gall stones or not.  He is suffering a good deal all the time.

J. V. Avery of Clifton, spent Saturday with his old time friend S. A. Barnes, at this place. He returned home Sunday evening.

On Monday last Arthur E. Hawk was elected Cashier of the Farmer's State Bank, and assumed the duties the same day.

Miss Smith, the nurse, is out at B. G. Lambert's where she is taking care of several members of the Lambert family who are sick.

Jay Feleay and wife have returned to Stockton after an extended absence at Kingsley, Kansas, where he had been working on a large new school building.

J. E. Heshion and family will move here in a few days from Lenora, and will live in the Krohn residence now occupied by Ralph Kendig. - Downs Times.

The Plainville Gazette reports that C. W. Brown, of that place, will move to Kansas City the last of the month.  This will be a loss to Plainville, as he is a well-to-do and enterprising citizen.

Miss Eastman, of the Osborne public schools, was the guest of the Misses Pickens during the teachers association and left for her home Sunday.

Jesse Coffman, who has been farming in Iowa township for the past year, has rented his mothers farm in Jewell County and has moved back there for farm this year.

Fred Bennett, who has for some time owned a half interest in a meat market at Luray, has purchased the interest of his partner and is now operating the market on is own hook.

Wm. Thomas, of Cawker City, has moved to Rooks County and is now living on the Casad farm east of town.  Mrs. Thomas is well pleased thus far with Rooks County and he starts in right by subscribing for the Review.

Anyone desiring to purchase some good spauls should call on the county superintendent as he is authorized by the Commissioners to sell spauls which  Streeter, Craig and Feagins, the prisoners have been breaking up, and apportion the money among the school districts of the county.

W. H. Coldiron, of this place, has purchased a fine thirty-horse power Overland car from B. C. Siason. This car is an elegant example of a large, strong and perfectly constructed car, and there is no question but that Mr. Coldiron will be well pleased with it.

George Jeffery, of this place, an old soldier who is among the deserving ones, has just been notified by Congressman Reeder that ht especial bill introduced by Reeder for his relief has become a law, passing the senate and being signed by the president on March 26, giving him $30 per month.  Mr. Jeffery is in financial condition where he can use this amount in nice shape, and his family are well pleased over it, and are probably losing no sleep over the question of whether Joe Cannon is eliminated from the committee on rules or not.  The many friends of Mr. Jeffery will...

Greenfield Items:

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reeder spent Sunday at H. B. Vanhorn's.

Nellie Coldiron spent Monday wit Forest and Goldie Stamper.

A large crowd attended the oyster supper at S. W. Reeder's on Wednesday evening of last week, given in honor of Miss Winnie's birthday. The evening was spent in playing games and all left at a late hour wishing Miss Winnie many more such birthdays.

Mrs. Edna Reeder spent Thursday of last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Coldiron.

Mrs. Lulu VanHorn has been on the sick list the past few days but is better at this writing.

Mrs. Wm. Hall and little daughter Velma visited Saturday with Mrs. J. H. Russ.

Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Reeder and Mrs. Abe Schindler made a business trip to Plainville Monday.

Mrs. Dan Sanders visited home folks Monday.

Mrs. Manly Smith visited with her parents Tuesday.

Grandma Hall is staying with Mrs. VanHorn.

Guy Reeder and wife arrived on Monday's train. Guy left Tuesday evening for Muscotah where on Wednesday he was married to Miss Marguerite Hinkston of that place. The bride is one of Kansas successful teachers. She taught 3 years in Rooks county. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Reeder. They moved at once to the place the groom's father recently purchased of  J. O. Stone. Their many friends join in wishing them success in their new life.

Farm Loans
Plenty of eastern and local money.  I want to place a large amount of money this month on Rooks County land.  I have some special privileges to offer.  C. H. Dewey.

Simon Walter, of Farmington township, lost his barn, four or five tons of hay, wheat drill and other articles Sunday afternoon.  The fire was the...

Resolutions of Respect
Whereas the Supreme Commander in His infinite wisdom has seen fit to call from our ranks another comrade, Wm. Calvert, be it resolved that we, his surviving comrades, bow in humble submission to His Divine will, knowing that he doeth all things well.  Another comrade has answered the final roll call and gone to his reward, reminding us once more that our ranks are fast thinning and that we too must soon be mustered our and go to join the ranks of our comrades gone before.  And be it further resolved that we extend our warmest sympathies to the bereaved relatives in their hour of sorrow.  And be it further resolved that a copy of these resolution be furnished the county papers for publication, and a copy of same be spread upon the minutes of our Post.  J. W. Kenworthy; Fred Henderhorst; Thos. McNulty

Miss Vinorma Shaw is a graduate of the School of Applied Art of Battle Creek, Mich., and is therefore thoroughly prepared for the work she undertakes.  Naturally an artist, her gift has been greatly perfected by long study and close application.  Her work covers a large scope in the field of art, though her public entertainments are confined... 

April 14, 1910

...Louisa Hance was one of the most pleasing features of the evening, and provoked much merriment, but the most amusing number on the program was the pantomime entitled, "Everybody works but father."  This fairly brought the house down, which led some to remark that possibly there were a few such fathers not far away.  The last number on the program was a play, "Parted by Patience."  The play was well carried out, and was a credit to those who took part in it.  The program was nicely arranged and finely given.  Miss Dillon has just cause for self congratulation on having given the public so pleasing an entertainment.  She proved herself a successful teacher while here, and carries home with her the respect and good will of this community.

Some bargains in ladies; trimmed hats at Look Bros. Mer. Co.'s Saturday, April 16.

Greenfield Items

Howard Johnson made his usual trip last Sunday.

Some of the farmers of this vicinity have began listing corn.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reeder spent Sunday with John Coldiron's.

Miss Alice Cadoret spent Sunday afternoon until Tuesday with Miss Alice Tebo.

There was quite a large attendance at the Elm Creek Sunday school last Sunday.

Miss Rose Shick visited from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday with Miss Alice Tebo.

Two of Elm Creek's best looking young men were out trying to find a girl last Sunday.

The time for Sunday school at the Elm Creek school has been changed from 2 p.m. to 10 a.m.

Mrs. Ira Hazen and two children, Ceph McComb and family, and Miss Myrtle Reeder of Stockton spent Sunday at H. B. Vanhorn's.

 Board Meets
The Board of Review of Belmont township will meet at Webster on Monday, April 18, 1910.  G. H. Waters, Assessor.

...He believes it is all right to publicly accuse them of bad faith with the people they are sworn to serve, and wilful failure to enforce the laws they are sworn to enforce and accuse them of making a hideous nightmare out of the matter of enforcement of the laws that are most easily enforced, but when it comes to bringing him into court to testify to what he knows about law violations, and the shoe begins to pinch him, he then grows eloquent on the matter of the obligation of officials to keep such matters a secret.  He is so shocked to think that a summons would be issued to a man of his standing that for a time he considers the mandate of the court a joke.  And when he finally condescends to obey the order of the court he believes the spectacle of a man who claims he knows so much acknowledging that he knows nothing ought to be carefully housed in the "manly breast of the county attorney."  The law contemplates that when a man gives incriminating evidence against another in these investigations, the evidence should not be divulged, but when a man comes in as "Stroller" did and flatly denies knowing anything, there is no rule of secrecy binding.  On the other hand the public ought to be enlightened as to such exhibitions in court by the men who are so ready to criticise the officials.  The dissatisfaction over this matter is all caused by one mans failure to hold himself amenable to the same laws to which others are subject.  One man's lack of appreciation of that heaven born principle enunciated by Thomas Jefferson, that "all men are created free and equal," is all that raises any controversy over this matter.  Again it is a fact that the proceedings of the court of inquiry were carefully housed in the manly breast of the county attorney, and the cause of the publishing was the fact that "Stroller," with his characteristic eagerness to spread the gospel of his limited knowledge abroad went immediately upon the public streets and thoroughfares and into the Record office and communicated the result of his trip into court.  This came directly through him to the ears of a reporter for the Review who after dark that...

April 21, 1910

Greenfield Items

Edna Tebo spent Sunday with Rose Shick.

Dan Sanders and wife spent Sunday at Abe Schindlers.

Carl Shick spent Sunday evening with Ralph Johnson.

Homer and Roy Rand are in Colorado looking for a place.

Several from this vicinity attended the show in Stockton Monday night.

S. W. Reeder and family spent Sunday with their daughter Mrs. Manly Smith.

A large crowd attended the dance at Wm. Kriley's on Thursday night of last week.

Mrs. Wm. Hall and two daughters and H. M. Russ spent Sunday at the home of J. H. Russ.

A crowd of young folks gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Reeder Thursday night of last week and gave the couple a pleasant surprise.

For Sale - A gasoline Light Plant, The Edison generater, tank, 3 lights, good pumps, all in good condition.  Also the old Christian church property.  Will sell building separate, or lots and building together, for further particulars inquire of any of building Committee.  Wm. Tanzy, Secretary.

Saline Notes

Robert Stein is the new P. M. at Turkville.

Planting potatoes and making garden is the order of the day.

Quite a number attended the Baptist S. S. convention at Codell April 13 and 14.

Miss Neva Thieroft, of Solomon Rapids attended conference at Plainville and is visiting her cousins, Lily and Dolly Hadley, at their ranch on the Saline which is thirty miles drive from Stockton.

Hadley Bros have on hand four hundred head of dehorned two and three year old steers.  They have lived...

Jones Bros. are putting  in several cement cross walks north of the school house this week.

Frank Wells fell from a horizontal bar on the school grounds and fractured both forearms.

Rev. Johnson and wife, Aunt Lib Hornish and Ernest Wells went to Stockton Saturday.

Miss Gerkin the music teacher from Stockton was in town Friday and secured a class here.

F. Shutts shipped out two cars of fat cattle last week and A. J. Orten shipped a car of hogs.

Frank Jones shipped a car of hogs to Kansas City Monday and struck rather a weak market.

Rev. Stelson, the new M. E. minister, moved into the H. B. Nye property in the east part of town.

We had a good road meeting Monday.  Good roads are like a good education, we never get an overdose.

There will be a dance given in the Woodman Hall here Friday night to help raise money for some new suits.

Mrs. Mollie Hornish and sister, Mrs. Tilda Alexander started Thursday for an extended visit in Oregon.

Rev. Johnson and wife and Mrs. Tom Smither went to Concordia Monday evening as delegates to a missionary convention.

Agent H. L. Tripplett is figuring on a fifteen days lay off in a few days.  He will put in the time visiting relatives in Oklahoma and Missouri.

Mrs. Fred Shutts and daughter Bessie drove to Webster Tuesday to visit Mrs. Shutts' parents.  They were accompanied by Edna and Virginia Chamblin.

The following young bloods took in the show at Stockton Tuesday night:  "Big Bake." "English George," "Lucky Ben." and "Noisy Bert."  Will Cunningham went as auto driver.

Mrs. Gillilan and daughter went to Phillipsburg Monday to catch the R. I. for Colo.  Charley Gerhart, our expert automobile man, made the run in a little less than 60 minutes and made one stop on the way.

S. A. Fetterolf and daughter spent several days up in Alcona township last week.

Miss Nora Armstrong spent Saturday night and Sunday with her ________ Mrs. Glen Kenney of Webster.

Our "March" weather was a ______ slow in getting here, but we have had plenty of it for the past two weeks.

There was a big dance at the ______ T. B. hall Friday night.  Some young people attended and report a fine time.

The new iron bridge spanning ______ Creek at the old Selbe ford has been completed and they are now waiting on the approaches.

We believe the farmers who planted corn here last month missed  it ____ chances are that the corn will be _____ weak on the ground.

Mr. Loveland's saw mill is in operation again after being shut down several weeks.  At present he is sawing lumber for W. C. Brown.

Wm. Glasco has painted his barn and is now leveling the ground around the building..  Billy _______ his place up in fine shawe now.

It is not often that a raining sunshire are seen in the same ______ the same time, that is one of the witnesses up on the hill Sunday.

Mrs. Belle Roschelle of St. _____ while on her way home from Ill. stopped and spent several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sw_____ of this city.

We don't see how the freeze on ____day night can help but kill the ______.  The watering trough was covered in solid ice--too hard a freeze for _____ or blossoms.

We handle the freshest li_____ meats to be found.  Call on us, we will appreciate your patronage.  Cox & Woo______.

At the date of going to press we were unable to state anything definite on the hiring of the teachers.  It i_____ able that the minds of the school board are made up, but there are no contracts signed up, and the ma_____ wages has not yet been decided ______ there may be some changes as a _______ to the wage question. But thi...

April 12, 1910

Socialist Convention     A representative body of Rooks county Socialists met at the Electric Theatre, in Stockton, Saturday, April 9th. A set of resolutions was adopted and the following candidates were placed in the field for nomination at the August primary: ...Resolution
Resolved That we the Socialists of Rooks county in mass convention assembled here do declare our satisfaction with the growth of the Socialists movement during the last two years. It is plain to everyone who is watching the trend of human interests that spirit of Socialism is leavening society and that both churches and state are yielding to its influence. Capitalism recognizes this social power as the one enemy capable of ending its autocratic and barbarous rule. Resolved - that we rejoice in the knowledge that Socialists are being elected to positions of public trust in various parts of the country and we rejoice especially because of the splendid victory in Milwaukee. In this great city years of corrupt capitalist government have been ended by placing the city in the hands of Socialists.  We foresee improved social conditions in Milwaukee. With the rights of labor protected and capital kept within lawful bounds. Resolved - That in our opinion the time is ripe for an active Socialist campaign in Rooks County.  We believe that many Rooks County voters are ready to ally themselves with the political movement which purposes not only to conserve human life but to maintain human liberty. Resolved - That we hereby pledge our best endeavors to make a successful campaign in Rooks County this fall for the purpose of spreading the Socialist propaganda and building up the Socialist party.  Signed: D. H. Sollenbarger, W. H. Coldiron, M. J. Wells., Com. on Resolutions

It really seems to us that the thing an office seeker should do is to run for office on the strength of his own merits...
...spouse hospitalary, she wielded a ____ over his head and shoulders till disarmed.  When the Browns left Smith county they went to North Topeka, and after this separation, Will sent to live with his mother twenty miles north of there.  Mrs. Brown will be arrested today on a charge of assault, and if her character is found to be as stated by her husband, the boy will be taken from you.  - Smith County Pioneer.

Advertised Letters
The following is the list of letters remaining unclaimed at the post office at Stockton, Kansas, for the week ending April 21.
Letters Mrs. Cora Smith, L. M. Dobbs
Cards L. E. Westby.
Persons calling for the above please say "advertised." F. E. Young, P. M.

Mrs. F. E. Young is visiting Downs friends today.

Candidates will find nomination papers at this office.

Miss Florence Barr went to Downs Tuesday evening.

Mrs. B. W. Newbrey returned this week from a visit with friends at Alton.

Chip Barons, of Corning township, was in the city a day or two this week.

Mrs. May L. White, of Kirwin, is the guest of her son Ed and wife in this city.

Dr. Gaillardet, of Plainville, was over to the county seat on business yesterday.

Primary nomination papers can be had at this office.  Come in and we will fit you out.

Joe Robeson and P. M. Reeves were over from Palco Tuesday in Mr. Robeson's auto.

J. R. Raumaker and wife have rented Mrs. John G. Smith's house for a year and will occupy it soon.

Halderman Bros. have fifty acres of corn on the home farm just this side of Webster that is up and looking fine.

W. H. Churchill, the horse buyer from Bedford, Iowa was in the city this week.  He purchased several good horses, among which was Lew Ninneman's fine driving horse.

Jesse Coldiron of Beloit has been visiting his parents in this city several days lately.

Supt. Rarick returned Friday via Plainville from Topeka, where he has been on business.

Chas. Risely went to Clyde Saturday evening and Sunday drove back a new automobile.

E. M. Hahn and W. A. Layton, two Osborne business men, were in this city on business Friday.

Mrs. J. B. Graham returned Friday from a visit to Clyde, where her daughter and family live.

J. B. Rodman returned Saturday on another land trip, he being now an agent for lands in Old Mexico.

Rev. Harding returned Friday from a visit to Junction city, Kansas, to which place he had gone Monday.

Miss Hansen, of the city schools, went to her home at Greenleaf Friday evening returning Sunday morning.

Jesse Coldiron and wife returned Sunday evening to their home in Beloit after a visit with his parents here.

W. H. Knarr of Beloit was in the city Saturday evening and Sunday.  Mr. Knarr is a rural carrier of Beloit.

S. N. and C. B. Hawkes returned Friday from a two weeks visit in Kansas City and different parts of Kansas.

Dr. Callender reports the arrival of a new girl at the home of Will Duncan and wife in Lanark township Saturday night.

H. W. Norrish, a former student of the Stockton Academy, was elected a member of the school board at Logan last week.

Wanted: - 125 head of cattle to pasture, 7 miles south and 2 west of Speed.  Good pasture and running water. 12-3-t-pd. Wm. Mason

Miss Mary Hutton, a niece of W. S. Hutton of this place, left for her home at Sloan, Iowa, Saturday evening after a visit here wit the Hutton family.

D. J. C. Miller and Rev. R. Arthur of Osborne passed through the city Thursday on their return from the Presbyterian association at Plainville.

It is reported on good authority that there is now pledged between $11,000 and $12,000 for the building of a new M. E. church in this city.  The church will probably be built on the site of the present church , which is becoming too small for the present congregations.

Lost Creek Items

Abe Schindler is quite busy with the census in Rush Township.

April 28, 1910

Greenfield Items

H. M. Russ and wife spent Sunday at O. Hazen's.

Dan Sanders and wife spent Sunday at D. M. Sanders'.

Maggie Schindler visited Thursday afternoon with Alice Tebo.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ives made a trip to Alton the first of the week.

Everett Vanhorn visited last week with his cousins the McComb children.

Mrs. Addie Fealey and Grandma Farrier spent Monday at H. G. Reeder's.

Nellie Coldiron spent the latter part of last week with her sister, Mrs. Edna Reeder.

A large crown attended the dance at Wm. Maddy's Monday night.  All report having a "dandy" time.

Mr. Vanhorn and family and Grandma Hall and little Edna McCombs visited at J. G. Coldiron's.

Mrs. Addie Fealey, Grandma Farrier, Mrs. Edward Barnes and Master Gerald spent Wednesday of last week at Abe Schindlers.

One of Elm Creek's highly accomplished ladies is so interested in one of Elm Creek's fine young men that she views him through a field glass as he passes by her home.

Woodston Happenings

R. Green was over from Kirwin Tuesday.

John Francisco Jr. is breaking a motor cycle to ride.

Bert McNutt visited in Osborne between trains Tuesday.

A good time is reported at the Woodman ball Friday night.

Mrs. Dr. Miller of Osborne returned home Sunday evening.

John Douglass and son Jack came in from Wallace county Monday.

Robert McCall started for an extended visit in Wisconsin Tuesday.

Mr. Holland is building a small addition on the north end of the hotel.

Mr. and Mrs. Hadley came up from Cawker to attend the school program.

Rev. Johnson and wife and Mrs. T. Smither returned Friday from Concordia.

The new cement machine arrived last week and by Tuesday will be in operation.

Clyde Chamblin came down from Webster to attend the closing exercise of the school.

Vern Chandler went to Stockton on Sunday's passenger and returned on Monday morning.

Swank Bros. and their wives, from the upper Medicine were shopping in this city Tuesday.

Roy Fairbanks came up from Osborne Friday and visited with his mother a couple of days.

Ben Brittain went to Stockton Tuesday.  Ben captured an old coyote and 8 young ones last week.

Wm. Fairbanks and wife and L. N. Gager and family went to visit relatives at Portis last Saturday.

Mrs. Chipman came down from Stockton Sunday evening and visited friends here until Tuesday evening..

The feast for the school children was well attended by the parents and there were plenty of eatables for all.

The basket ball game Friday between Ash Rock and Woodston resulted in a score of 12 to 9 in favor of Ash Rock.

Beuna Chapels fell on the sidewalk a few days ago fracturing a bone in the forearm, also throwing the wrist out of place.

Agent H. L. Triplett left last Sunday evening for a visit in Oklahoma.  He was accompanied as far as Topeka by J. A. Orton.

Last night an extra passenger train going west gave this town the highball.  The extra was loaded with the Atchison Commercial Club.

Mr. Andrew and family came up from Alton, Sunday morning and visited relatives and friends between trains returning home in the evening.

On Monday we noticed several Stockton gents circulating around our streets.  Among them were Chas. Dewey, W. R. Griffin and Ernest Ruby.

Our population has an increase of about 35, of the Greek variety, who are improving the railroad track.  they put in about ten days work on each section, taking out defective ties. 

May 5, 1910

Mrs. Pearl Reed went to Stockton Monday for several days visit.

Mr. Holland is repapering and repainting the interior of the hotel.

Miss Gerkin of Stockton came down Friday and took the evening train for Alton.

Walter Dunlap went to Cawker City Sunday.  The return trip was not so lonely.

S. A. Barnes of Stockton was calling on a number of our citizens last Tuesday.

Sleepy Hollow

R. A. Selbe lost a fine critter from bloating on Alfalfa.

John Coldiron of Hobart was a business visitor a few days ago.

E. G. Perkins of Webster was in our city on business a few days since.

Jas. Webster shipped 43 head of fat cattle to Kansas City Tuesday morning.

Farmers are on the rush and this week will see the corn about all planted.

Miss Sadie Bishop and niece Abigal Stewart spent Thursday at W. S. Bird's of Hobart.

Henry Dahne is laid up with the grippe, but we hope to see him out in a few days.

There was a surprise party at Mr. Armstrongs Friday evening and a fine time is reported.

W. C. Reed and wife of Stockton spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. James Webster.

Mrs. B.E. Kelly of Stockton spent several days in our city last week the guest of Mrs. James Webster.

Rev. Wm. Perkins will preach at Sunny Hill next Sunday evening.  Encourage him with your presence.

Irvin Fetterolf and Emma Hus attended the dance at the C. Y. T. B. hall...

Late last night the argument in the Splitter divorce case were completed and the Court ruled that Mr. Splitter was not entitled to any divorce, that Mrs. Splitter wasn't entitled to alimony that Mr. Splitter should pay her attorneys $400 and should pay her $100 to cover expenses of the trial.  The decision was probably a disappointment to both parties.  Mr. Splitter was anxious for a divorce, and the woman being poor was very desirous of receiving alimony.  The costs will of course, be pretty steep on Mr. Splitter, but when a man of Splitter's age insists on dancing, he must certainly settle with the musicians.

E. G. Spealman Lawyer Stockton Kansas 'Phone No. 243.

To the Public
There is naturally some apprehension on the part of one calling a Public sale where you offer the accumulation of a lifetime to the highest bidder.
The next thought that enters your mind is "Who shall I get for an Auctioneer?"  By all means get the one you want if you can.  If he can't give you the date you want, so much the better.  The Auctioneer that you can always hire is usually the most expansive one.
My past success causes me to think I have ability and judgment enough to make your sale satisfactory.  No piles of junk or rows of machinery too long.  The good stuff invariably brings its true worth.  The good averages on sales and the amounts that exceed your expectation is usually made on the poorer class of stuff.
W. T. Pfleiderer, Auctioneer
Phone 250. Stockton, Kansas
References:  The banks or anyone who has employed me, and some who wish they had.

We understand the road running south of Lee Hall's will soon be opened up for travel. It should have been done before this but better late than never.

Joe Armstrong spent Saturday night and Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Glenn Kenny, of Webster.  We understand there is another attraction at that burg in the form of a nice looking girl, that requires most of his attention.  That is alright, Joe, for we like yourself, think the old house would look better occupied.

We can't understand why some of our young farmers who are choking over their own cooking' and wearing their jaws out trying to chew pancakes that look more like chest protectors than pancakes, don't propose to some of the nice looking  girls of this place, and get a cook who can prepare an appetizing and easily digested meal.  Boys, brace up and get down to business, for the girls are just as anxious to cook for you as your are to have them do it.  Several of our most attractive young ladies have privately confessed that the height of their ambition is to become the presiding queen of the heart and home of some good, industrious farmer.  Boys, wake up and bestir yourselves, and secure some of the "Jewells" that are yours for the asking.

Greenfield Items

H. B. Vanhorn and family spent Sunday at R. T. Reeder's.

P. M. Reeves and wife of Stockton spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Guy Reeder.

The many friends of L. W. Wells are glad to see him back again after an absence of nine weeks.

Edna and Henry Tebo spent Sunday at H. W. Shick's.

Abe Schindler and wife and R. H. L. Smith and wife spent Sunday with J. D. Miles.

Council Meets
The city council met at the offices of the Farmers' State Bank in regular session Monday evening.  There were present Williams, mayor, and Coolbaugh, Smith and P. H. Cooker, councilmen, and Chipman, city clerk.  Absent May and W. A. Cooper, councilmen.  The bills for the past month were read, audited and allowed.  The matter of extending the water main to the new property of A. R. Colburn in Sarver's...

May 19, 1910

B. F. Shively was up from Zurich yesterday making his returns as assessor to the County Clerk.

Webster Notes

Harve Chandler made a trip to Zurich Monday evening.

Chas. Doughty went to Stockton Tuesday on business.

John McNulty visited wit his folks at Stockton last Sunday.

Mr. Miller bought Peter Prices' quarter section of land last week.

Frank Reed sold Keye and Morris a find load of potatoes last Monday.

R. Whitsett was too ill to fill his appointment at the M. E. Church Sunday.

A big baby boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Grover, Sunday morning.

Myron Clark and Clarence Perkins returned from a trip to Wallace county Monday.

Will Baker is building a house on the 20 acre farm he lately purchased of Geo. Grimes.

Mrs. Vera (Cooper) Schriver returned to her home in eastern Colorado the first of this week.

Abe Schindler of Rush township shipped a fine bunch of stock to market the last of last week.

Roy Brown, J. C. Edwards, Gus Wallace, and E. Cooper made a trip to the western part of the state the first of this week in Roy's new Overland.

Mr. Low of Bow Creek was in Webster Monday rounding up some of his political friends.  He says things look encouraging for a democratic victory in Rooks County this coming election.

Israel Keim and wife started yesterday evening for Kansas City where they will visit their daughter, Mrs. Pearl King.  Tuesday next J. J. Purvis will go to Kansas City and he wand Mr. Keim will take a trip down to Columbia , Missouri and visit J. G. Woodrum and Family.

Another shower last night.

Look in the Want Column for it.

James Boyd was up from Alton yesterday.

It has been another week of perfect wheat weather.

E. D. Balmer came up from Woodston yesterday.

Mrs. O. O. Osborn is visiting relatives at Lost Springs, Kansas.

Mrs. George Albach was over from Plainville, Thursday attending court.

A horse belonging to Bayard McNitt had a foot cut partly off in a woven wire fence last night.

Col. John Maddy and wife have returned from an extended visit with friends in Missouri, where they had a splendid time.

W. T. Pfleiderer leaves tonight for Colorado where he goes for the benefit of his health.  He will be gone several weeks.

The tail of the comet was the object of much interest last night but on one here saw it on account of the clouds.  Sand Creek Mike of Woodston probably saw it.

Pickens and Son are putting up a fine large barn for Chas. Hamit in Farmington township, and are also finishing the casing work on McNitt's fine residence in this city.

Joe McGowan, of Palco, and his nephew, Thomas McGowan of this office, went to Nebraska, Friday, for an extended visit with relatives, the parents of Thomas, who live near Wilcox.

At the Harry Barrett sale in Ash Rock township yesterday there was a multiplicity of candidates for office and milk cows sold as high as $70.00 per head.  Who says times are not good?

B. F. Shively was up from Zurich yesterday making his returns as assessor to the County Clerk.

Greenfield Notes

Wheat is looking fine in this vicinity.

Roy Tebo made his usual trip Sunday.

In a few short weeks we will hear the music of wedding bells.

Maude Coldiron spent Sunday with her sister Mrs. Edna Reeder.

J. W. Collier visited with Wm. Smith the latter part of last week.

Mrs. S. W. Reeder is enjoying a visit from an uncle and aunt from Missouri.

Miss Wren Hall is visiting with her grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. J. H. Russ.

Nellie Coldiron spent the latter part of last week with Miss Marion Kincaid of Stockton.

Ira Hazen and family and Clarence Hazen and family spent Sunday with Mr. And Mrs. O. Hazen.

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Dunning and two daughters, Wilma and Pansy, spent Sunday at J. G. Coldiron's.

Mrs. Wm Hall and daughter Velma, and Mrs. Ira Miles and little Durward spent Sunday at J. H. Russ'.

L. W. Wells and wife and daughter Thelma spent the latter part of last week with Charles Cook and family near Woodston.

A few friends gathered at the home of H. W. Shick's Sunday evening.  Ice cream and cake were served and all report a pleasant evening.

A boy was born to Mrs. and Mrs. Ray Reeder, Tuesday. (This would be their first child Kenneth Dale Reeder)

Mr. Ira Hazen and little sons spent Tuesday with her mother Mrs. Vanhorn.

Miss Myrtle Reeder, of Stockton, is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Vanhorn.

Mrs. Emma Dodrill and family, Wm. Hall and family and S. W. Reeder and family spent Sunday at J. H. Russ'.

Mr. and Mrs. Manly Smith and Howard Johnson and Winnie Reeder spent Saturday and Sunday with J. C. Pulley and family near Alcona.

Woodston Happenings

Mrs. Hill returned to Alton Sunday evening.

Mrs. Chas. Cerhart went to Stockton, Friday.

We are expecting to hear wedding bells soon.

Robert McCall returned Friday from Wisconsin.

Mr. Meriman cam down from Stockton Sunday evening.

Mr. Warren Dennis and wife visited in Stockton Sunday.

Bert Swank and family went east on Tuedsay's passenger.

Mr. Keene and ladies returned home from Stockton Sunday evening.

Milt Imler has bought the Geo. Coleman property west of the hotel.

There was a dance in the hall Friday night.  All report a nice time.

J. M. Stehly will start a booming bargain sale on Friday, May 20th.

J. N. Brickell has his shop in running order first door west of City Hotel.

John Griffin from little Medicine was trading with our merchants Tuesday.

Mrs. John Macy returned home from Kansas City on the mixed train Tuesday.

Miss Nellie Greer is expected home from Nevada, Missouri, next Thursday.

Relatives of Uncle Tom Jones gave him a surprise at his home Tuesday evening.

Fred Burch and wife of Stockton came down Saturday evening for a few days visit here.

S. Martindale has put in a clothing department in the J. W. Havens store in the Bisbee stand.

E. Wooden was in town last Thursday,  also Tuesday.  Guess Eb is struck on our town.

Z. T. Greer is repainting his residence and also contemplates a coat on the O. K. livery barn.

R. H. McNutt will go to Nevada, Missouri the latter part of next week to be absent several weeks.

Since the late rains the farmers say the wheat is fairly jumping and much of the crop can be cut with a binder.

The Mo. Pacific has a gang of Italians on our section in place of the Greeks.  The next gang will likely be Japs.

Miss Hadley returned home Monday evening after several days visit here.  She was accompanied home by Master Myron Still.

P. D. Scott and wife went east on Friday's passenger for a couple of ...

May 26, 1910

We hate to mention the fact but there is an outfit of sewing machine agents in this vicinity at this time who are putting in a lot of $25 sewing machines in the houses and taking out in return about $65 in cash and notes and other sewing machines.

"Every man must pull his own weight before he meddles with the ship of state.  Every man's first duty is toward his family.  Every child that is brought into the world has a right to the support and protection of its father."  Theodore Roosevelt

Mrs. Ruth Godwin will go to work June 15, in the county treasurers office where she will be regularly employed.  She has had some experience in this office and will make a find deputy.  She has been deputy register deeds and is know to almost every one.

Fred Farrier was over from Plainville, Tuesday.  He has just purchased a half interest in his father's pump and windmill business at that place, and we judge from this that he is going to quit the newspaper business in which he has been engaged for several years past.

The will of the late Fabian Deslongchamp, of Zurich, was filed for probate court here yesterday by Fabian Deslongchamp Jr.  With him were the witnesses to the will, Joe Saindon and Postmaster A. J. Houde.  We received a very pleasant call from Postmaster Houde.

There will be a meeting held this evening at which time it will be decided whether Rev. Peterson will remain here permanently or not.  We hope the church will see fit to retain him as he is certainly the class of man who with the co-operation of the church will succeed in doing some good here.

Sanford Johnson, one of the most popular colored men in Rooks County, and probably one of the most wealthy colored men in this part of Kansas, is quite low at his home south of town.  He is one of the substantial citizens of this county, and he has a host of friends who recognize in him a reliable and upright citizen.

E. E. Allen got the new U. S. cream separator that was sold by Wright & Co., Saturday.  The separator went to the highest bidder and E. E. Allen... a sufficient amount of power used to make up the expense of the service.  The Review office is one that wants the service and is willing to pay for it, and we suggest that all others who want this power inform W. A. Cooper, chairman of the light committee.

The barbers of the nation are firmly opposed to the recent action taken by the city council of Waterloo, Iowa, in passing an ordinance prohibiting the barbers of that city from eating onions and other high smelling  articles of diet.  They say that there should be a national law making it unlawful for a man to ask for a chair-cut, shave, or massage whose breath is tainted with onions, tobacco or liquor.  If this is not feasible the barbers say an exchange of breathlets should be permitted before the work of shaving or hair-cutting begins.--Ex.

The baccalaureate sermon by Rev. Dennis at the Congregational church Sunday morning is spoken of in the highest terms by the people who listened and the listeners were all who could gain admission to the house.  The sermon was filled from start to finish with practical ideas, and it was fully appreciated by the graduates.

Mrs. D. N. Hamilton started yesterday evening for Arapahoe, Nebraska, in response to a telegram announcing  that her little grandson, second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Hamilton of that place, had just died as a result of appendicitis.

Abraham Gold, father of County Attorney Gold, fell yesterday afternoon from a low scaffold and struck on his head, cutting an ugly gash in his scalp.  He was considerably stunned for a time but seems to be alright this morning.

Wm. Lethem and wife and children are here for a visit with the families of J. W. Kenworthy and J. C. Skeels.

F. M. Brick was up from Haddam yesterday.  All the old settlers here will remember Mr. Brick.

We understand that Fred Bennet and family intend to remain here and make this their home.

Mrs. J. K. Wendover started yesterday for a visit with relatives at Columbus, Ohio.

A fine and gentle rail this morning is gladdening the hearts of the people.

Greenfield Items

Rose Shick spent Sunday with Edna Tebo.

A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reeder, Tuesday.

Mrs. Ira Hazen and little sons spent Tuesday with her mother Mrs. Van Horn.

Some of the young folks from this vicinity attended the dance at Gick's last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rand and daughter Mabel spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ira Miles.

Miss Myrtle Reeder, of Stockton, is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. VanHorn.

A fine time is reported from the people who attended the dance at Wm. Maddy's last week.

Geo. Rikert is moving and remodeling his house.  L. W. Wells and family will take possession when it is completed.

Mrs. Emma Drodrill and family, Wm. Hall and family and S. W. Reeder and family spent Sunday at J. H. Russ'.

Mr. and Mrs. Manley Smith and Howard Johnson and Winnie Reeder spent Saturday and Sunday with J. C. Pulley and family near Alcona.

The cement plant of the Stockton Concrete & Construction Co. is for sale or for lease for one year.  See Roy B. Graham.

Griffin sells the Ford Car.

I have pasture for 100 head of horses, 6 miles west of Stockton.  Plenty of shade and running water.  Phone 5 or 23, or address.  13-5t J. A. Fetterolf.

Old German Coffee sold by Crescent.

Jim Creek Ranch buys sells and exchanges horses cattle and mules.  Griffin & House

Cream cans and freezers.  Crescent.

June 2, 1910

Greenfield Items

E. N. Stevens and wife spent Sunday at Fred Turners.

Common School Graduates
Rural Schools
Stockton - Floyd Cooley, George Simons, Ralph Sturman, Cassie Hunter, Vivian Bonebrake, Carl McCall, Marion Bartholomew, Bessie Fitch, Glen Fitch, Hallie Hebrew, Roy Farr, Marguarete Fleming, Alfred Noyce, Hilda Moore, Opal Henderson, Rhoda Preston, Gertrude Scott, Edgar Simons, Hazel Colburn, Max McCall, Roscoe Southard, Pearl Low, Reede Hopkins, Walter Sander, James Fleming, Monroe Dodrill, Grace Skenyon, Iva Knudson, Earl Miles, Mildred Bird, Doris Whitford.
Codell - Ethel Romine, Ethel Robinson.
Logan - Alma Betts, Clarence Cole, Hattie Henderson, Olive Betts, Minnie Scott, Marvel Phillips, Irma. Reed.
Speed - Katie Webster, Rosa Husband.
Zurich - Enos Carlson, Kathryn McClellan.
Plainville - Stella Widman, Earl Young, Ethelyn Weaverling, Elinor McDonald, Marion Maher, Celestia Adams, Harley Keas, Arthur Rader, Alma Adams, Matthew McMichael, Vernon Rand, Guy Ordway, Anna Gick, Lillie Grady, Herbert Curry, Ruth Henrie.
Woodson - Cecil Cook, Commodore Zimmerman, Hazel Zimmerman, Mina Hale, Ola Cook.  Norah Murphy, Eva Cochell, Ray Hale, Elton Murphy.
Webster - Earl Oyer, Hugh McGee, Neal Keye, Esther Benedict, Bessie Bennett, Ethel Koons.

Graded Schools
Stockton - Beulah Hibbs, Goldie Clark, Ola Pierce, Everett Jones, Robert Barnes, Jamie Coolbaugh, Russel Wooden, Frank Hendricks, Homer McCauley, George Bradley, Harry Harn, Everett Yoxall, Alma Lindholm, John Aukes, Lester Kerns, Sadie Franklin, Glenn Heiner, Warren McCauley, Floyd Chipman.
Plainville - George Spellman, Dell Shoop, Raymond Stagner, Edna Benedick, Sylvia Brown, Maggie Bright, Fannie Frisbie, Stella Fike, Randall Ford, Laura Hockett, Lillian Ingram, Mildred Martin, Mae Norman, Lyle Perkins,Gary Robinson, Dale Reynolds, Russell Rowse, Willie Williams, Nicholas Fischer, Cora Carley.
Codell - Eula Tucker, Elsie Frazier, Daisy Reynolds.
Woodston - Cecil Breckinridge...

...4. Systematic Missionary Education.  R. C. Harding.
5. An every member Canvass and weekly offering for missions.  W. J. Loyd
9:35 President's address.
9:45 Report of Seventh District Living Link.  A. W. Henry
10:00 discussion.
10:15 Ladies' Aid, what we did this year.  (One minute volunteer speeches.)
10:30 "The Gift of Gi's Us" Mrs. W. E. Hockett.
10:40 "The Revival and What Follows" Elder Grimes
10:50 "The Conquering church in the Sunflower State" Clifton E. Rash
11:05 Round Table.  Geo. E. Lyon
11:25 Business
12:00 Adjournment
Wednesday Afternoon, Bible School Period
2:00 Devotional, Mrs. Percy Atkins
2:15 Superintendent's Report
Roll Call.  Response.  The best thing our school did this year.
3:00 Missions in the Bible school (illustrated) Miron C. Settle
3:30 Bible School Parliament (questions furnished) conducted by Miss Tempa Butler
4:00 Teacher training, Mrs. B. A. Channer
4:15 Organized class work.
4:25 The graded School. Geo. C. Gilette.
Lass Session
8:00 Devotional, Mrs. W. J. Loyd
8:15 Address, "A Call to a Great Advance" Myron C. Settle.
8:50 "Goodbye" Service.
The best thing I got from the Convention. (one minute talks)
Parting hymn

Norman Institute  The following are those in attendance at the Normal Institute at Plainville.
Eunice Selbe, Mae Call
Clara Gallagher, E. R.Bartholomew
Arian Hamit, Lettie Noyce
Lucy Selbe, Bessie I. Fitch
Becca Borin, Robert Barnes
Mary Carter. Dixie Carpenter
Sadie Dodrill, Rhoda Preston
Rose Shick
Lilly Grady, Bertha Sidwell
Myrtle Harris, Birdie Maher
Ethel Prosser, Caroline Dreisbach
Laura Burroughs, Darrel Robinson
Alice Mendenhall, Lettie Fike
Anna McDonald, Leona Groom
Flora Starbuck, Minnie Klepper
Ruth Burroughs, Delphia Baumgartner
Marie Frazey, J. Earl Farrish
Pearl Bennet
Pearl Simpson, Lida Ziegler
Margaret Colahan, Mae Reppert
Eva Buffum, Cora Overholser

June 9, 1910

Greenfield Items

Roy Tebo made his usual trip Sunday.

Geo. Rand and son Roy went to Hays Tuesday.

Mr. Shaw went to Colorado this week to look for land.

H. B. Vanhorn spent Sunday at Howard Shick's.

Nellie Coldiron is staying with her sister, Mrs. Edna Reeder.

Mr. and Mrs. Manly Smith spent Tuesday at H. G. Reeder's.

Mrs. J. H. Russ is the first to report new potatoes in this vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reeder and baby spent Sunday at J. G. Coldiron's.

Miss Maggie Schindler is visiting this week with her sister, Mrs. Farris.

Mrs. Rosa Marshall visited over Saturday and Sunday with  Mrs. Jennie Tebo.

Mrs. Nora Hall and two daughters Wren and Velma, spent Tuesday with her mother Mrs. J. H. Russ.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Reeder, Edith Steven, Winnie Reeder, and Howard Johnson spent Sunday at H. G. Reeder's.

Maggie Schindler, Charles Sanders and Orville Russ spent Sunday evening at Tebo's. Ice cream and cake was served.

Frank Dopita went to see his best girl last Friday night and while there his horse broke loose and was not found till the next day.

Dan Sanders and wife, Leonard Gager and wife, Clyde Farris and wife, and Kate and Charles Sanders spent Sunday at Abe Schindlers.

There will be childrens day exercises at the Elm Creek school house next Sunday June 12 at 2:00.  Everybody invited.  Come and bring the children.

The cement plant of the Stockton Concrete & Construction Co. is for sale or for lease for one year.  See Roy B. Graham.

I have pasture for 100 head of horses, 6 miles west of Stockton.  Plenty of shade and running water.  Phone 5 or 23, or address.  13-6t J. A. Fetterolf.

Old German Coffee sold by Crescent.

Jim Creek Ranch buys sells and exchanges horses cattle and mules.  Griffin & House.

Cream cans and freezers.  Crescent.

...George Sain
Executor of the Last Will and Testament Fabian Deslongchamp, deceased.
May 27, 1910

First Published June 2, 1910
Notice of Final Settlement
State of Kansas, Rooks County, ss.
In the Probate Court in and for said County In the matter of the estate of Margaret Cutcheon, deceased.
Creditors and all other persons interested in aforesaid estate are hereby notified th... apply to the probabe court in and for _____ sitting at the court house in Stockton in Rooks, State of Kansas, on the 6th day _______ A. D. 1910, for a full and final settlement _____ estate.
Maggie O. M________
Executrix of the Estate of Magaret N.______con, deceased.
May 26th A. D. 1910

June 16, 1910

Miss Edith Smith returned from an extended visit at Kansas City and other Misouri points, yesterday.

Lester Foster goes to Topeka, Sunday night and will go from there to Texas to look after his father's lands.

We have a large amount of valuable matter that was crowded out this week, a part of which will appear next week.

Frank Montgomery has a Mason car, purchased while at Kansas City the last trip.  It is here and ready for travel.

Col Sweet is touring wit his automobile in Nebraska.  He is there on land business, his principal point being Pawnee.

Mrs. and Mrs. J. E.  Spealman, of Alton, parents of Mrs. W. H. Paynter, visited in this city yesterday, with their daughter and family.

Miss Ada Busch left yesterday for her home in Wetmore, Kansas, to spend the summer vacation, and will return here when the schools begin in the fall.

Mrs. Charlotte Dison who has been visiting the family of W. S. Bird in Hobart township for the past month started for Nebraska yesterday to visit friends and relatives.

The marriage of Miss Bessie Belle Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Adams, and Ray Feleay, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Feleay, is announced. The date given us is Wednesday, June 22.

H. E. Miller of this place, has just received a check for $29.55 in payment for partial injury; on a policy in the Woodman accident association of Lincoln.  This company has the reputation of paying its obligations promptly and cheerfully.

The L. A. S. of the Congregational church will serve supper at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the basement of the church Friday evening, June 17.  A special invitation is given to the gentlemen to come out and a cordial invitation to all to come and meet the new minister.  You are assured of a good supper for 25 cents.

...about that there have been a greater percent of the voters of this township voted the republican ticket for the past fifteen years than of any other township in Rooks County.  the support of republican voters all over the district is solicited.  Very Truly, A Voter

Yesterday, J. O. Adams, one of our home merchants, persuaded a farmer living near town to show him a bill of groceries he had sent to Montgomery Ward & Co. for, and let him make a comparison with his prices here.  The bill of groceries together with $2.50 freight the farmer had paid amounted to $12.91 and the prices on the same stuff at Mr. Adams' regular retail prices amounted to $12,41, or fifty cents less than the Kansas City firm's prices.  We will have more to say of this matter later.

One of the railroad-men tells us that the gangs laying steel on the Mo. Pac. track are numerous.  the gangs are composed of 35 men each, and there are two gangs near Frankfort, one near Waterville, two near Vermillion, two near Irving, and one between Goffs and Wetmore.  The gangs are composed of Greeks, Italians and Negroes.  The work is being pushed along quite rapidly, and the time may not be far distant when we will have a railroad again.

There have been seven new automobiles received here in the past week and they have all been purchased by retired farmers.  These are the class of people who have the money in Rooks county.  You can judge from this as to what the results of farming have been in the past ten years.  Is it any wonder that Rooks County lands are rising in value?

Mrs. Harry G. Stewart, wife of the head decorator at the new church, returned from Mankato, last Saturday.  Mrs. Stewart has a studio in the latter city and one of the largest classes in music in the western part of the state.  It is our understanding that Mrs. Stewart has organized a class here that promises to be very successful.

Miss Carrie Chandler was visiting from Webster yesterday.

Edith Bodine and Rose Shick visited over Sunday with H. W. Shick's.

Mr. and Mrs. B. Vanhorn entertained guests from Stockton, Sunday evening..

Wm. Smith and family and J. W. Collier spent the latter part of last week at Cawker.

A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brown of this township, Tuesday Dr. Callender being in attendance.

...and gone bringing with it much help and enthusiasm to those who attended.  There were 105 delegates from out of town.  Among the best things of the convention was the union session with the Epworth League, Wednesday evening.  The best of feeling and hearty good will prevailed.  One step nearer the fulfillment of our Savior's prayer that they, "all might be one as he and the father were one."  Dinner and supper was served in the old church to the delegates, this giving them more time together to visit and meet old friends.  Bro. Harding's class of messenger boys added much to the convenience of the guests.  the convention closed Wednesday evening with an address by our "living link" evangelist, A. W. Henry.

Postponed - The childrens day exercises at the Methodist church have been postponed to Sunday, June 26th.  Geo. C. Wright, Supt.

Congregational Church
Sunday school, 10:00 a.m.  Christian Endeavor, 7:00 p.m.  Childrens Day Service, 11:00 a.m.  Worship and sermon, 8:00.  Subject of sermon:  "Stretching to the things that are before."  The public is invited.

There is diptheria in the home of James Betts in Bow Creek township, and the home is said to be quarantined.  A nephew of Mrs. Betts, a boy 12 years old, died, Tuesday,at his home.

Riseley and Dryden have a new E. M. F. runabout.

Did you read the Crescent ad.  Many cuts made.

June 23, 1910

Serious Accident
Saturday last while Charley Martin was assisting at sawing lumber in Feleay's carpenter shop he in some way ran the thumb of his right hand into the circular saw, splitting the thumb from the end almost to the last joint.  He went at once to Dr. Oechsli's office and the doctor amputated the parts of the thumb, taking almost all the thumb away.  The injured parts were well dressed and in the evening Charley said he was feeling quite comfortable.  But it is a sad mishap as he will miss this member very seriously in his work.  He is an industrious young man and we are all very sorry for him.

Adams - Feleay
At the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Adams in this city last evening at 7:00 o'clock, their daughter Bessie Belle was united in marriage to Ray Feleay, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Feleay of this city. The ceremony was performed by Rev. R. C. Harding, pastor of the First Christian church of this city in the presence of the relatives of the contracting parties. The bride and groom were both born in Rooks county ad have lived about all their lives in Stockton, where they have made friend of all with whom they came in contact. The bride is the second and youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adams and is a charming young woman. The groom is the second son of Mr. And Mrs. Feleay, is a carpenter by trade and a young man of sobriety and industry. They will make their home in this city, occupying the Mullen property on Purity Row. They already have their home nicely furnished and will go to housekeeping at once, and their many friends unite in wishing them success and happiness.

...Other parties losing grain by the hail were: Al Oxendale, total loss; J. N. Dix, 100 acres, total loss; George Hamit, Alex Muir, Joe Roskilly, Frank Leech, R. D. Thrasher, George Fitch.  As to the latter ones named we are unable to find just how severe their loss was.

Greenfield Items

Corn in this vicinity is needing rail.

The farmers are all busy preparing for harvest.

J. H. Russ and wife spent Sunday at Wm. Hall's.

A fine colt belonging to Mrs. Jennie Tebo died last week.

S. W. Reeder and family spent Sunday at Abe Schindler's.

Lavina Armstrong is staying with her sister, Mrs. Bert Turner.

Manly Smith and wife were the guests of L. W. Wells, Sunday.

Ray Reeder and wife and little son spent last Friday with H. B. Vanhorn's.

Mrs. Jennie Tebo and two children called on Mrs. Shick, Sunday evening.

Messrs. Reeder, Carl Shick and Johnson spent Sunday with Orville Russ.

Township Ticket
The following petitions have been filed with the county clerk for township offices in Stockton township:  Trustee, J. W. Callender; Clerk, E. L. Williams; Treasurer, H. A. Butler; Justices of the Peace, J. L. Stevens and Frank Borin; Constables, A. C. Hammond, E. J. white and A. H. Judd; Committeeman, S. N. Hawkes and W. L. Chambers.

His many friends will regret to learn that Rev. H. H. Bowen of Ellis expects to give up his ministerial work at that place and enter the southern field and take up Sunday school work.  Ill health compels him to make the change, his physician advising him to stay below the frost line which means that several months each year he will spend in the southland, but the summers up north.  His work will cause him to travel much, and at this time he has not decided where his family will reside, possibly Salina.  We hope his health will be speedily and permanently benefitted by the change.  He is a tireless worker in the Master's Vineyard, and recognized as one of the ablest ministers in the Salina Conference.

Tido Roelf of this place is a man well along in years, having passed his three score and ten years.  Saturday he had his hair shingled and was shaved in the W. A. Kerns barber shop in this city.  There is nothing extraordinary about this except that this was the first time he ever was shaved or had his hair shingled in a barber shop.  Don't understand by this that he has had no barber work done, as he don't wear long hair and...

75 head of work horses for sale at the Jim Creek ranch.

The cement plant of the Stockton Concrete & Construction Co. is for sale or for lease for one year.  See Roy B. Graham.

For sale; 1 second hand tent.  J. O. Adams.

Strayed Away:  one ten mo. old steer calf, mostly white, red on neck and legs, slit in left ear.  Finder please notify P. W. McConnell, 9 or 11, Stockton, Kansas.

Griffin sells the Ford Car.

Jim Creek Ranch buys sells and exchanges horses cattle and mules.  Griffin & House.

Auto and machine oil at Crescent.

Quail flour at the Crescent, Try it.

Lost: Shell hair pin, set with rhinestones.  Finer please leave at "The Leader."

Big line harvest dishes and pans.  9 1/4 inch plates, 90c a dozen.  Gibbs Racket.

Dr. Stevens the specialist in fitting spectacles and treating diseases of the eye and ear will be at the Hicks House, Friday, June 24.

Raumaker & Co. want your cream and pay the highest prices and give the best test.  Try them.

Crescent for rope, nails and staples.

Special value in Oxfords and summer dress goods and silks at the Crescent.

Choicest and best groceries can be had at Raumaker & Co's.  Do your harvest buying there and save money.

E. M. F. 30 and Flanders 20.  Studebaker cars equal to any and superior to most.  For sale by Riseley & Dryden.

Hall insurance.  Northwestern Fire and Marine.  Rate 10 and 10 1/2.  Chas. Riseley.

Don't forget that Joe Davis wants your cream.  You will get full value and the test is made bya man of experience.  Try him.

A good motorcycle for sale.  Will take bicycle as part pay.  Smith Jewelry & Optical Co.

June 30, 1910

Greenfield Items

The farmers are all busy with their harvest.

Winnie Reeder is helping Mrs. Dancer.

Rose Shick is assisting Mrs. H. B. Vanhorn during harvest.

Mrs. Manly Smith spent Monday with her mother, Mrs. S. W. Reeder.

Mrs. Geo. Martin and little daughter is visiting with relatives in this vicinity.

Mrs. Wm. Coldiron is assisting her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Dunning, during harvest.

Mrs. Jennie Tebo and Ednae and Henry were the guests of the Gick family Sunday.

Rose Shick and Ednae Tebo returned Sunday from Plainville where they had been attending normal.

Maggie Schindler helped her sister, Mrs. Dan Sander cook for harvesters the later part of last week.

The young folks failed to turn out to Sunday school last Sunday.  Wonder why?  Too warm I suppose.

Every week brings us some new evidence of the efficiency of our "Want Column," as a promoter of business.  Try it if you have anything to sell. or want to buy.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kerns are having their house papered and painted and are doing some other general improving on their place.

Mr. Walton came up from Washington county to visit and help care for the harves.

Misses Cora Cunningham and Susie McNutt returned to the Osborne normal, Sunday evening.

Dr. Miller's children of Osborne who have been visiting with County Commissioner Miller, returned home Sunday evening.

Joseph Larue and family left for Mt. View, Mo., Wednesday evening to make their home, having sold their property to Uncle Jim Reeves.

F. Shutts and son received their new International plow engine.  Their field man unloaded it off the car Tuesday, also one for another farmer here.

Fred Shutts has rigged his small marine gasoline engine on the header and it runs all the machinery.  The header is then rum by two large horses.

H. C. McNutt went to Alton, Monday evening, returning on the next train with four harvest hands he had captured on the train.  About half the newcomers are stackers, as the stackers get a better price here.  The Ash Rock wheat men need about 25 hands yet.  The wages there are three and four dollars per day.

A sad accident took place here last Sunday evening.  The little son of Dr. and Mrs. Colby was drowned in the river about three o'clock Sunday.  He with two other small boys were bathing in the river about a mile below the mouth of Medicine Creek, and getting in too deep water was unable to get out.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday and the remains laid to rest in the Lowell Cemetery.  The little fellow was a bright boy about ten years of age and loved by all.  He had taken an active part in the children's exercises in the forenoon at the church.

The Junior League social held at the grove north of the M. E. Church was a very enjoyable time for the children and also for all who attended.

The total personal property assessment for 1910 and 1909 is a s follows:

Name of Town

$ Value



Ash Rock




Bow Creek


































Twin Mound




The valuations of real estate from different townships is as follows:

Name of Town

$ Value



Ash Rock




Bow Creek


































Twin Mound




The following give the statistical population by townships: (1910)

Name of Town




Ash Rock




Bow Creek


































Twin Mound




Mrs. Frank Montgomery ____ Junia Harley returned Friday last from a trip to Kansas City.

Mrs. J. K. Wendover arrived Saturday from a four weeks visit with relatives at Columbus, Ohio.

Mrs. S. S. Hall will go to Denver in a short time there to make her home with her son Charles for a while.

John Pedroja and Mrs. Chas. Pedroja visited in Stockton over Sunday, going down on the freight Saturday afternoon and returning  Monday morning. - Hill City Reveille.

E. G. Hardman, one of the officers of the Stockton Lumber Co., was in the city a few days last week looking after business interests.

Mrs. C. C. Watkins of Sugar Loaf township returned Saturday from an extended trip to Sheriden,Wyo., where she has relatives.

Miss Grace Matthew returned from Woodston, Monday and went to her home at Webster.  She was accompanied as far as Stockton by her brother-in-law Vanda Bruton.

Mr. E. G. Spealman went to Be_____ Monday evening to visit a brother and will go from there to Salina to visit another brother.

Henry Darrough of the building force of the Christian church, left Monday for Osborne, where he will assist Monte Green in his work at that place.

Last week a bracelet that had been lost was advertised in the Review "Want Column" and in just two days after the Review was published the looser had her bracelet back.  Don't forget this column when you want publicity.

Mrs. J. E. West, one of the ____ that assists in making this paper the best in Rooks county and one of the best in the state, is on the sick list of present, but we are hoping for a speedy recovery, and return to her post in the composing rooms.

The Rooks County Normal Institute which has been in session at Plainville the last four week closed last week having been a very successful inst______ although not as large an enrollment as some years, there being 77 enrolled.  Seventy took the teachers' examination.

Miss Eva Tracy, who had been ______ by the Alton school board as teacher of the third and fourth grades failed to signed last week, and her place has since been filled by the employment of Miss Agness Gerken of Stockton, _____ is here at present attending normal ______ - Alton Empire.

To be sure the youngster was not disobeying the bass-fishing law, the game warden took his string of fish out of the water and found only _____ fish, perch and suckers on the ________.  A few feet further down the stringer he found a large black bass wiggling on a string weighted down with stone, and asked the boy what he was doing with that fish.  "Well, you  know" answered the boy, "he's been taking my bait all morning, and so I tied him up there until I got through fishing."  Clipped.

John Thomason, wife and two babies are here from Marion, visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thomason Sr. and also his brother George and family, and sister Miss Kate.

There is a report here that one or two dealers in Plainville are about to get both feet into it by selling tobacco to minors.   This is a matter that a dealer cannot be too careful about.

A man wearing a brindle hat and driving a Buick, 1910 model automobile, was in the city on July 4th and numerous Stockton young women enjoyed a ride in his fine new machine.

Jay and Ray Feleay are putting the new seats in the new Christian church this week. Rev. Harding has moved into his study and the new church is almost complete. It is indeed a beautiful structure.

Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Osborn and daughter, Mrs. E. R. Long, started Monday evening for a month's visit and outing in Colorado.  E. R. Long accompanied them as far as Downs, returning the following day.

R. Goodfellow and wife will leave this evening for Beaver City, Nebr., where they will visit their daughter for about ten days.  during Mr. Goodfellow's absence, the duties of marshal will be looked after by Frank Tarbell.

Mrs. Mattie Curwick fell last Monday and injured one of her lower limbs quite seriously, it seeming for a while that the limb was fractured, but it developing since that there was no fracture but the injuries were quite painful.

At a special service held at the new Christian church Thesday afternoon, James F. Richardson, a man who has for some time been making his home here with his brother-in-law, Jas. Burton, was baptised by Rev. Harding, in the new baptistry.  This is the first one immersed in the new baptistry which is equipped in fine shape.

Notice the page advertisement of the special sale of Long & Tanzey in this issue.  The firm is holding a special money raising sale, and have their goods marked down to a point where they are sure they will bring the cash, as it is the cash they are after.  Don't purchase a thing in their line till you have seen their goods and had them quote you prices.

Camp Comfort is still in session.  Last week we described this camp.  It is located just west of town, and is the scene of much comfort these hot days.  The inhabitants are not sweltering under the tropical heat.  There is not use in denying that there is the purest comfort right here if you are only in a position to avail yourself of it.

 George Robinson has some new wheels for his automobile, and is going to use it in the rural mail carrying business, and we think the new has a good rig for that purpose.  It seems perfectly reasonable that one of these runabouts would be just the thing for carrying the rural mail.

Many of the harvest hands are leaving although there is yet plenty of work.  But many of the fellows who come west to harvest are only equipped for a weeks work and will run rather than worklonger than a week.

A local undertaker has added a line of fireworks to his stock.  Not an inappropriate idea as the use of the one may lead to business in the other.  This is not a pay local but gratuitous. - Jewell Monitor.

The prospects for a bumper corn crop were never more flattering in this county than at present.  Fields are free from weeds and the crop is making a rapid growth.

Roy Biggie came in Thesday and will remain here for a time and then accompany his brother Earl out to Colorado.

July 7, 1910

Bible school will be held in the basement of the new church on July 17th.
The financial secretary's report his month showed everything in flourishing condition
A nice donation for the new church was received last week from Mrs. Mollie Styles of Pullman, Washington.
Prayer meeting  Thursday evening.
Let us have a large attendance at this last prayer meeting in the old church.
Next Lord's day will be the last service in the old church.  All the older members are especially urged to be present.  Come and let us make this the largest and best meeting the old church has ever seen.
The service last Lord's day was especially good. The flags had been tastefully arranged about the building by Tommy Craig, giving it a patriotic air, and Bro. Harding's sermon on "Independence" was in keeping with the day, giving one higher ideals of patriotism and loyalty to his country.  He expressed so beautifully the thought that as the soldier fought and died for his country, so should we be as willing to sacrifice and die if need be for the Christ who gave his life as a ransom for us.

Greenfield Items

Ben Gager lost one of his horses one day this week.

C. C. Dunning and John Coldiron are among the first to finish harvesting.

Fred Mann visited the first of the week with his grandson, C. C. Dunning.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Russ spent Monday evening with Mrs. Wm. Hall and family.

Joe Fealey and wife, Grandma Farrier, and Mrs. Myrtle Barnes and son spent Sunday at Scott Reeder's.

We notice Roy Rand is feeling better the past few days than he has for some months past.

Bids for New Library
Notice to Contractors
Stockton, Kansas, June 14, 1910
Notice is hereby given that bids for the construction of the new library building will be received by the building committee.  Plans and specifications can be examined at the office of the chairman , Charles Riseley.  A deposit of $50 will be required to accompany each bid.  Bids will be opened on Saturday, July 2, 1910 at 10 o'clock a.m.and any contract awarded will be subject to the approval or rejection by the board of directors.
Building Committee
Chas. Risely, O. A. Higgins, J. A. Maris, Mrs. P. S. McCracken

 A sister of Mrs. Dr. Colby from South McCallister, Oklahoma, is visiting them.

Mr. and Mrs. Borgan went to Webster on Friday to visit a few days with old neighbors.

The electric show Monday night was well attended.  Mr. White and wife returned to Stockton, Tuesday.

Stone Mason Francis went to Stockton, Tuesday for a few days on account of the hod carriers are in the harvest fields.

The following candidates from the county seat helped us to celebrate last Monday, F. M. Gold, B. F. Newbrey and Jesse Dennis and perhaps other office seekers.  Stockton sent quite a delegation.

The ball game on the fourth was won by the married men.  There seemed to be more real fun in the so-called candidate cigar during that day than anything else-that is, for the spectators, but serious for the victim, as an explosion was sure to take place.  Our city mayor, Attorney G. B. Lane and others were among the surprised.  The confetti fight was severe and finished up with powdered starch.

Webster Notes

Corn is making a rapid growth these days.

Helen Evans spent last week with J. C. Evans.

W. G. Kerr bought a new Ford auto last week.

Mrs. Joe Ross and daughter are helping Chris Reed.

Carrie and Rena Chandler have returned home again.

J. C. Edwards and J. W. Adams went to Oklahoma, last week.

Chas. and John Henderson arrived from Missouri, Monday.

H. L. chandler is hauling lumber to build a granary on his farm.

L. M. Montgomery and family arrived in Webster, Saturday.

Several of the Webster people attended the funeral of Mr. Keye, Tuesday at Stockton. 

July 14, 1910

John Crane made a trip to Plainville yesterday on business.

Mrs. Joe Davis will go to Concordia tomorrow evening to visit relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. White are entertaining friends from Oklahoma this week.

Coroner Callender is badly crippled up from the effects of a carbuncle on his neck.

A big cloud that covered the entire sky last night failed to bring any rain in this part of the county.

Dr. Callender was called out to Ira Hazen's yesterday to see one of Ira’s children who was quite sick.

There is a report here that Ed Green is now playing the part of the funny man in the Benjamin Stock Co.

S. R. Carter of this place hauls wheat every day.  He handles two teams and hauls two loads at every trip.

W. J. Blair of Netawaka is here this week to look after the threshing of his wheat on his farm north of town.

B. C. Slason has secured the agency for the Cadillac car.  This is the car that has heretofore been sold by Roy Graham.

Walker Battey returned to his home at Cawker last evening after a weeks' visit with his Cousin, Fenton Baker in this city.

R. A. Selbe has sold his new Ford car to A. D. Medley, and has just purchased a new E. M. F. car from Riseley & Dryden.

The noted Carrie Nation was at Beloit, Tuesday and delivered a lecture at ten cents a head to the people of that community.

On Tuesday, Judge Dougherty issued a marriage license and married, Rutson E. Sanford and Sarah E. Dorr both of this place.

J. W. McDaniel of Assaria, this state, was in Stockton, Thesday and Wednesday, the guest of the Ritchey boys at the City Hotel.

Joseph W. Gregory has just recovered from a bad attack of pneumonia, under the care of Dr. Book.

Frank Nason is here this week in his fine big seven passenger car that he uses in his real estate business down at Guymon, Oklahoma.  Mrs. Nason was already here.

Congressman Reeder was in town Thursday, shaking hands with the voters.  Mr. Reeder called at the Argus office, but did not tarry long, for as he said the time was short before the primaries and it was keeping him on the jump. - Woodson Argus.

One of the greatest industries that has lately been added to the business of this country is the automobile repair work.  It is a business that surely puts money into circulation.  Stockton has three large and well equipped garages, and the machines are thick in them all the time.

Dr. J. S. Scott, of Delta, Colo., has come to Stockton with is family to locate.  He is a stranger here, but appears to be a gentleman who will be easy to get acquainted with and we are sure he will be welcomed here by our people who are always ready to welcome new business or professional men.

J. E. McMillan, brother of Dr. J. W. McMillan of this place is here for a visit with is brother.  He is a merchant at Council Bluff's, Iowa, and is a very pleasant and entertaining gentleman to meet.  He is much pleased with the fine success with which his brother is meeting, and says he wishes he was an osteopath also.

The Special Sale of general merchandise is still on at the Big Mercantile house of Look Bros, as will be seen by their ad elsewhere in this issue.  During the harvest season the rush was so great for the bargains they offered that they have decided to continue the sale during the month of July.  Read their ad carefully and see the unprecedented bargains they are offering.

Board of Review Meeting ??
Silver Burdett Co., supplies for county superintendent    $25.00
Crane & Co., supplies for co. officers    $77.95
S. Dodsworth Book Co. Primary supplies    $93.30
S. F. Myers work in court house yard    $13.50
Stockton Tel. Ex. telephones for county officers    $25.50
Trade Printing Co. supplies for county officers    $48.50
S. A. Barnes livery for county attorney    $9.10
A. M. Blodgett Con. Co. Cooper bridge    $656.00
A. M. Blodgett Con. Co. Sand Creek bridge    $422.00

A. M. Blodgett Con. Co. Griebel bridge    $1108.00

A. M. Blodgett Con. Co. Grange Hall bridge    $1206.00

A. M. Blodgett Con. Co. Brown bridge    $994.00

A. M. Blodgett Con. Co. extra lumber    $148.12

F. E. Young stamped envelopes for register of deeds    $10.62
F. E. Young stamped envelopes for county treasurer    $10.62
F. E. Young stamped envolopes for county superintendent    $32.62
Board of Review bills to the amount of ______ checked and scrip ordered written for the _________.
Wolf scalps to the amount of $310 checked and scrip ordered written.

The following deputy assessors bills _________ claimed
J. W. Callender assessing Stockton township and city    $243.00
W. H. Bartlett assessing Plainville township and city    $549.00
J. N. McCarroll balance assessing Paradise township    $73.00
E. M. Stull assessing Northampton township and Palco    $120.50
I. W. Hornish assessing Lowell twp and Woodston City    $242.00
B. F. Shiveley Sr. assessing Logan township    $109.00
R. D. Thrasher assessing Lanark township    $81.30
H. J. Stamper assessing Greenfield township    $80.00

County Depository
The Farmers State Bank was designated a county depository and bond approved.

Township Clerk
Frank Hinkhouse was appointed clerk of Northampton township in place of L. P. Ponton deceased.
Jury fee bills and clerks orders checked and script ordered written to county treasurer as follows:
Jury fee bills    $196.75
Express freight and drayage    $24.79
Error in tax valuations    $14.53
County farm orders    $105.40
C. G. Cochran bull for county farm    $140.00
F. A. Chipman donatiion on free telephone between Stockton and Plainville    $7.50
Chas. Riseley donation on grading Jackson Mill Road    $50.00
F. C. Seefield salary as county com.    $13.70
J. H. Miller salary as county com.    $15.00
Board adjourned to meet July 18, 1910.
Signed:  J. H. Miller, Chairman.
Attest - N. F. Hill, County Clerk.

...the convention.  The committee had decided on X. Z. Sayder of Colorado.  The election of Mrs. Young was distinctly a victory for the women in the convention.  Since the association convened here the women delegates, led by Miss Grace E. Strachan, of New York, Miss Elizabeth A. Allen., of New Jersey, and enthusiastic delegation has electioneered vigorously for Mrs. Young to make her the first woman president of the organization.

Long Fast Cured Rheumatism
After Suffering for Years William Herbert Went Without Food 26 Days and is Well
Grand Junction, Colo., July 11 - Sent to Colorado to die Wm. Herbert a former merchant of Newark, N. J., after suffering for years with chronic rheumatism has recovered his health by starving for 26 days.  Though he weighed 130 pounds when he started to fast a month ago and only weighs 90 now Herbert declares he never felt better in his life.  "After fasting three days I become so beeble that I had go to bed" he said.  "All the nourishment I took was water.  I did not feel the pangs of hunger until the 25ht day.  I did not taste a particle of food until the 26th day."

Submarine Completes Voyage
The Salmon Sailed 800 Miles Fron Quincy, Mass., to Bermudas Unattended
Hamilton, Bermuda, July 11 - The United States submarine boat Salmon completed her voyage of 800 miles from Quincy, Mass., where she set sail at 2 o'clock on the afternoon of July 5.  This established a new record for submarine boats and demonstrates the practicability of submarine boats for long ocean voyages unatteneed by a parent or auxiliary craft.  It gives to the United States government the prestige of leading the world in its development of this type of fighting craft.

Funeral of Justice Fuller
All Courts Closed at Chicago During Services for the Late Chief Justice
Chicago, July 9 - The last rites for ...

Delightful Outing
Reports from M. J. Coolbaugh and family who are now rusticating in the mountains are to the effect that they are having a fine time, and that they are not having the wrestle with the head that many Rooks County people are having at this time.

Greenfield Items

Alice Cadoret visited over Sunday at Tebo's.

Vanhorn and Shick began threshing Monday.

H. M. Russ and wife spent Sunday at Hazen's.

Miss Nora Armstrong is staying with her sister, Mrs. Bert Turner.

Fred Mann is sick at the home of his grandson, C. C. Dunning.  His daughter Mrs. Dunning of Webster is assisting in caring for him.

Misses Mabel Rand, Kate Ragan, Ednae Tebo and Anna and Eleanor McDonald and Messrs Roy Rand, James McDonald and Mr. Patterson spent Sunday evening at J. E. Kennedy's.

Woodston Happenings

H. L. Clark was up from Osborne, Tuesday.

Warren Dennis and wife spent Sunday in Stockton.

Fred Burch moved to Sabetha, and left last Friday.

Tom Pauley and family went to Stockton, Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Borgan returned from Webster last Friday.

Fred Simons sent in the first load of new wheat on Tuesday.

Bramble Hoar and wife returned from Bloomington, Sunday.

O. Long of Stockton is looking after the Chicago Lumber yard this week.

Mrs. Fred Walton's new piano arrived on Tuesday, and there is music in the air.

Jesse Stewart and wife came in from Deer Trail, to harves and thresh their wheat crop.

John Douglass came in last week...

Jones Bros. went out Wednesday to build a new house for Chas. Atkin___ northeast of town.

O. C. Finch and daughter left for Oklahoma, Friday evening, perhaps to commit matrimony.

The coal yards and the lumber company have started up dray No. 2 to handle the business.

Mrs. Robt. Allen and daughter Mrs. McBride went to Alton on Saturday and returned on Monday.

Our town figures on celebrating  the 25th anniversary this fall, together with an old settler's reunion.

Miss Bina Stamper visited several days last week with friends here returning to Stockton Sunday.

Chas. Gerhart and Tom Mitchell are out to Hill city for a couple of days last week to repair a threshing engine.

The steam engine is once more heard to screach in all directions.  Three outfits have already started out near here.

On Tuesday afternoon a trial was made to testa gasoline traction  engine and the disc gang.  As we don't know much we can hardly pass an opinion.  The engine was a good looking scampand drew a crowd of perhaps a hundred sight seers.

Sleepy Hollow

Harvesting is a thing of th past in this community.

Mr. Hance and sons have just completed a three weeks harvest.

Mrs. Price and daughter of Barnard are visiting Mrs. Jas. Webster.

Wm. Hall is somewhat indisposed but we trust he will be himself again in a few days.

Jesse Hunt and wife are the proud parents of a little girl that came to their home last Saturday, July9th.

Miss Emma Hus started for Atchison Sunday evening to visit her mother whom she has not seen for some time.

Mrs. Campbell of Logan county, mother of Mr. Jesse Hunt, came here last week and is looking after her little grand-daughter.

R. A. Selbe has sold the new auto he bought some ten days ago, but we understand he intends purchasing another one in the near future.

Are You Going to Build?
Let us figure out your bill if you are.  We have a complet estock at your disposal and we will make you good prices.  Bring us your bill and we will be glad to give you a price on a good grade of lumber.  Be sure to give us a call.  Stockton Lumber Co.

New Wheat is on the market.

July 24, big day at Stockton.

Jas. Ritchay left yesterday for his home at Agra.

Fred Farrier was over from Plainville Monday.

Henry Clemons returned Saturday from a business trip.

A. Roberts of Westmoreland, was in Stockton, Monday.

Col. Sweet went to Kansas City, Friday evening on business.

There was a good rain up on Bow Creek, Monday afternoon.

Chas. Mayhew of Plainville transacted business here Monday.

Geo. Wright went to Kansas City Monday evening on business.

Charles Owens has returned from Osborne and resumed his work.

A. L. Hocket spent several days lately in Hill city on business.

Mrs. E. G. Spealman returned Saturday from a visit with relatives at Beloit and Salina.

D. J. Nason and wife returned Saturday from an extended trip for his health to Sulphur, Oklahoma.

A. D. Medley took an auto load of people to Garden City the first of the week.

T. A. Pauley and family were up from Woodston, Thesday between trains.

Sam Myers has been plowing and seeding a part of the court house yard this week.

A good rain is reported to have fallen just west of Webster, Monday afternoon.

There have been a number of nice showers this week that have been a find thing for the crops.

J. M. Searight went to Kansas City Thesday evening on business and will be absent about a week.

Dr. Viers has built a large new corral on the north of his barn for the exercising of his horse patients.

County Superintendent Rarick went to Emporia, the first of the week where the will remain two weeks on business.

W. W. Johnson built a new cook shack at his place this week and will sonn be redy to start out threshing.

A daughter was born Monday ight to Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell who live on the E. W. Cahill place in Belmont township.

Dave and Fred Green were over from Zurich this week visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Captain G. W. Green.

W. F. Bennet, who is here from Colorado went to Kansas City, Monday evening to buy a new threshing  outfit.

Mrs. C. W. Drew of Cawker City returned to her home Tuesday evening after a visit here with the family of W. H. Coldiron

Wayne Johnston left Friday morning via Plainville for Lucas, where he will bisit his sister, Mrs. Jesse Crist, for a short time.

Mrs. Grace Nason went to Woodston Friday evening, accompanied by her brother Paul Crandall, for a short visit with friends.

Harvest is over and the next thing is threshing.  Already there is some threshing in progress, and the yield is very satisfactory.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Johnson are here from Weeping Water, Nebr., visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Bird of Hobart township.

Everyone should hear Elder J. M. Hoffman at the new Christian churc h, Sunday July 24, morning and evening.  No admission charges.

R. E. L.Smith started Monday evening for Missouri, where his wife, son and daughter are visiting.  they will return home with him.

F. M. Smith returned Saturday via Phillipsburg from a trip to Nebraska, where he had been to look at some property with a vew of trading for it. 

July 21, 1910

Farmers to Town
Many of the farmers are making purchases of city property and it will not be long till the population of Stockton will be increased by the addition of many farmer's families. The latest deal we hear of inn property here is the purchase of the Roloson residence by S. W. Reeder of Greenfield township.

Ptomaine Poisoning
Mrs. M. S. Coolbaugh was quite sick the first of this week as a result of poisoning from the eating of canned corn on Sunday.  She said the corn did not look just the right color but she thought of no harm and ate it with the above results.  She is better at this time and no permanent bad results are anticipated but she was very sick all day Monday.

Who are His Friends?
Who are the real friends of W. B. Ham?  Are they the people who favor putting in a new man in congress who by precedent will have to be left there a while or the men who favor sending  Reeder back for another term and leaving the field clear for Mr. Ham to make the race two years from now?  Here is something for the friends of Mr. Ham to consider.

Ham to Alaska
Warren Barnes, who is taking care of Mr. Ham's stock and farming interests while he is gone, received a letter recently from him in which he stated that he was then at St. Paul, Minn., and that he was going to start at once for Alaska. He said he would wait there till he could hear from Barnes, but that he need write no more till he gave him his Alaska address.

A Very Sad Case
Sunday in the forenoon, L. Davenport, of Plainville one of the pioneers of Rooks county, and the father of Ex-county Treasurer W. L. Davenport, was found in the edge of the timber on the road just west of town, wandering about in an apparently demented condition.  He wore no hat and was carrying with him a hammer.  He was hauled to town and supplied with a new hat and something to eat.   Word was sent to Plainville and in a short time his son was here after him in an auto.  He had left home the day before, going out, as he said, to mend the fence.  After a while he was missed and a search was made for him.  Failing to find him the neighbors were called in and a systematic search started.  It is believed that he had worked in the heat till it had effected his brain.  He is quite old but has been a strong man both physically and mentally, and a man noted for his industry.  It is believed nothing was wrong but the prostrating effect of the heat.

Death of Oliver Shaw
The death of a young man _____ chances for a long life seemed _______ reminds us again of the uncertain life.  Oliver Shaw, son of John Shaw of this place, died at the home of Dr. Chrane, at Speed, Sunday _______.  He had been confined to his bed about twenty-four hours.  He died of an acute attack of peritonitis.  Oliver was twenty years and ten day of age and had just completed his course ______tal college in Kansas City, and was beginning to practice in the absence of Dr. Chrane at Speed.  He was...

One of the finest homes on the ______ is that of J. E. Graham, who owns a good farm of 480 acres.  His crop consists of 160 acres of wheat, 80 acres of corn and a large field of oats.  The farm is well stocked with hogs, cattle and horses.  Everything he has was made in Rooks county and yet we hear some say this is no farming country.  Alf Miller, continued next week.

Greenfield Items

Alice Cadorett spent Sunday at Tebo's.

Bertha Johnson is staying with Mrs. Vanhorn.

Maud Coldiron is staying in Stockton this week.

Geo. Siegel is building a house for Roy Tebo.

We hear Howard Johnson has a new automobile.

Judd Stamper started his threshing machine this week.

Mr. Patterson of Plainville made his annual trip Sunday.

Ralph Shick, wife and son, spent Sunday at Howard Shick's.

We hear bells ringing and they have the sound of wedding bells.

Dr. Viers was out to E. N. Stevens' Monday to treat a sick horse.

Henry Schindler is helping his brother in Law, Clyde Faris, near Alcona.

John Stahl and Miss Gick of Plainville, spent Sunday evening at Tebo's.

Several of the young people from here attended church at Stockton Sunday evening.

Miss Kate Kennedy left Monday eve for Coin, this state.  We are sorry to have her leave but are glad to know she will return in the future.

Wm. Adams was up from his Corning township farm Tuesday.  He is a candidate for Commissioner in the first district and is a man who appears to be in all respects qualified for the place.  His record as a farmer and a successful manager of his own busines is said to be first class.

W. H. Morrison is enlarging his elevator this week.  Feleay Bros. are doing the work.

Remember the recital at the opera house Friday night, July 22, for the benefit of the new Methodist Church.

To Geo. Yoxall
It is a noticable feature of your interview in last week's Record that you slide around in shape to avoid telling a lie, yet carrying the impression that you are not informed as to the characteristics of J. N. Dolley as a drinking man.  It has only been a few days since you admitted to a reliable man here that you had seen Mr. Dolley in a condition that you thought he was either overworked, was sick or had something else the matter with him.  As a matter of fact, don't you know that he is what is commonly known as an old ":rounder and a boozer?"  Are yo willing to make the statement that you don't know this to be a fact?  You have repeatedly refused to answer a fair and pointed question on this matter.  Where do you stand?  Can you maintain your present position and yet occupy an honest attitude toward your constituents?  There are three good and reliable men in this town who know the facts concerning the drunkenness of J. N. Dolley, and while they are not anxious to dip into this matter they are willing to mkae affidavit as to his drink _____ and also to swear that it is their opinion that no man of moderate ______gence can be with J. N. Dolley at a session of the legislature and not know positively that he is a dru_______.  Isn't it a fact that you and _______ others here are so unduly solicit_____ the renomination of Stubbs that ______ty and truth are no longer vir_____ in your eyes?  Why are you so per_____ly trying to blind the eyes of your consitituents on this matter of vital importance?

James Dryden returned Friday from the hospital at Kirksville, Mo., where he had an operation on his hip for ____ment that has been troubling him for some time.  He is improving nicely.

July 28, 1910

Greenfield Items

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Russ spent Sunday at Harwood's.

Winnie Reeder visited over Sunday with Mrs. E. E. Dancer.

Mrs. Shick and daughter, Miss Rose, spent Sunday evening at Vanhorn's.

Ben Gager and Henry Russ each shipped a car of cattle the first of last week.

Several from this vicinity attended the dedication of new church at Stockton, Sunday.

Messers. Howard Johnson, Ralph Reeder and Carl Shick spent Sunday with Orville Russ.

H. B. Vanhorn is enjoying a visit from his daughter, Miss Blanch Vanhorn from South Dakota, and a niece, Miss Alta Jones of Nebraska.

Remember that the Benjamin Stock Co. puts up a show that pleases all.

Sleepy Hollow

Ed Hunter and family of Ash Grove spent Sunday at the home of J. T. Swaney.

Mrs. Noras, of near Plainville, has been the guest of Mrs. W. C. Brown during the past week.
Harry Hulse is working for James Webster.  Harry is a hustler and his services are always in demand.

R. A. Selbe has returned from his trip to North Platte, Nebr., where he visited his daughter, Mrs. Gary Coleman.

Walter Skenyon, claim adjuster for the Wabash system, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. Skenyon of this city.

One of our city's charming school marms blushingly informed us that she was not going to teach this coming season.  We understand that wedding bells will ring before long, and we _____ promised to give them a big write up.

Dick White is still sick with typhoid fever at Mr. Selbe's.  His many friends are hoping to see him out again before long.

The rains of Thursday night, were not as heavy as might have been, _____ very acceptable, as it will tide the _______ over a while longer.

This is a bad time of the year for those who love a late morning nap, the early morning whistle of the thrashing engines are heard on all sides.

Quite a number of our people attended the dedicatory services at the Christian Church in Stockton, Sunday, _______ report a very interesting program.

We rode out from Stockton, S______day afternoon with Jas. Webster ______ new auto.  He has a fine machine _____ runs so smoothly and makes so _____ noise.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Webster started for Colorado, Sunday morning in ______ auto, to be gone two weeks.  ______ Hulse will run the ranch during his absence.

There was quite a gathering of  _____ people at John Fetterolf's Saturday evening to eat ice cream and cake, a very pleasant time was had and a _______ well filled with happy thoughts and ______ cream.

Wm. Hays and family are moving from their eighty acre farm near Plainville, he having rented his farm of 480 acres just south of our city.  Will is a _____ neighbor and we hat to see him _____.

Owning to the death of his brother's child at Clifton, Rev. Wm. Perkins was unable to preach at Sunny Hill Sunday evening.  Mrs. Perkins had re______ gone to Clifton to attend the funeral of a brother, and took the child, ______ was making its home with them, ______ with her, and while there it took _____ and died very suddenly.
Advertised Letters
the following is the list of letters remaining unclaimed at the postoffice in Stockton, Kansas for the week ending July 28.
Charles Willison, Dock Fa______, Dave Farrier, W. R. Moore, ______ Welson.
Ob Baker, Wm. Burke, Eme____ Oswalt, Chares Williamson.
Persons calling for the above p_______ say "advertised.:  F. E. Young, P.

The Farmers State Bank
Invites your account, assuring good service and every accommodation consistent with sound banking.  Interest paid on time deposits.
Officers and Directors:
Fred Look, President
W. F. Silvers, Vice-President
O. Hazen, Vice-President
A. E. Hawk, Cashier
 Fred Look, O. Hazen, A. E. Hawk, W. W. Johnson, J. L. Stevens, W. S. Silvers, M. J. Coolbaugh Jr.

August 14, 1910

Greenfield Items

Several from this vicinity are attending the carnival at Plainville this week.

Several of the threshing machines quit work Tuesday so their hands could vote.

Miss Myrtle Reeder, of Stockton, visited over Sunday with her mother Mrs. Vanhorn.

Several of the young folks from this vicinity attended church in Stockton, Sunday evening.

Miss Blanch Vanhorn and Miss Alta Jones, who have been visiting the former's father, H. B. Vanhorn, left for their homes Sunday evening.

Mrs. H. Shick is in town this week helping take care of her new grandson, who arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shick on Thursday of last week.

Mrs. Fred turner met with a bad accident last Thursday that might have been fatal.  While passing behind a colt, it kicked, striking her in the side.  She is not much better at this writing, but we all hope for her speedy recovery.

Thursday of next week, Aug. 11th, is "Old Soldier Day" at Lincoln Park.  All old soldiers, their wives or widows, will be admitted to the Park free of charge on that day.  Ex-congressman Bernard Kelly will speak in the afternoon, and Monroe Markley will lecture in the evening.  There will be a fife and drum corps on the ground at this time.

That evening at the hop ___ ____ ____ Joe dances with Marjorie six times, walked the veranda with her half an hour and otherwise obliterated Bart from the landscape.
"You will bring over your good looking friends with you, will you?"  inquired the highly gratified Teddy of his disgruntled brother.
Time had aided him in getting over his own violent attack and subsequent betrayal and the little summers girl was looking extremely pretty that evening.
"Aw, cut it out!" was the sharp reply.  Bert's wound was fresh and he was strongly irritated.  He was at the point where rage and jealousy and surprise were warring violently with no odds.  "Joe's doing it on purpose."
"And Marjorie is letting him," reminded Teddy.  Revenge sometimes is sweet.
"I believe," said Bert, with an effort, "I'll ask Daisy Summers for the next dance."
"I believe you won't!" said Teddy, firmly.  "There's a perfectly good looking bunch of girls sitting over in that corner and you go pick one out and leave my girl alone."
Luck favored the abandoned young man and was Bert, with a dream of a Gibson girl on his arm, waltzed by Joe and the treacherous Marjorie be held his head high.
Marjorie's house guest's brother from the east arrived the following day and naturally as hostess she had to transfer her attention to him.  the jolt was a hard one for Joe, who fancied that he had made such headway the evening before.
"Marjorie," explained Bert to him, seriously, "is mighty pretty, but she's a heartless, reckless little flirt.  If you's been sensible, like Ted and myself, and picked out the steady sort of girl, you'd have some one to go around with up here."  He departed with a great show of haste to where the Gibson girl smilingly awaited him.
Teddy grinned after him.  then he turned the grin on the forlorn Joe.
"Cheer up!" he said.  "You'll feel better next time you come.  Why, just look at Bert and me.  excuse me; I'm going walking with Daisy Summers."  Chicago Daily News.

Mrs. Radford Young went to Greenleaf Friday evening.

Mrs. J. R. Wells returned Thursday from a visit with friends at Kansas City, Mo.

Dewey, the land man, is making a special effort to secure farm loans.  See him if interested.

Mr. and Mrs. Percy Fritz, relatives of J. L. Stevens, are visiting here at present.  Mr. Fritz, is a traveling man.

There were a large number of colored people on the train Friday bound for Nicodemus to attend the big celebration.

Mrs. Maggie Watkins, of Sugarloaf township, started Friday evening for Fairfield, Iowa, where she will visit friends and relatives for a short time.

Carl McNulty returned to his home at burden, Kansas, Thursday evening, but Mrs. McNulty remained here and will visit relatives and friends for about two weeks yet.

J. C. Schindler, brother of A. Schindler, of Greenfield township, who had been visiting here for some time past, left for his home at Leonardsville, Wisconsin, Saturday evening.

B. C. Slason returned Saturday from a business trip to Kansas City.

Mrs. Reese, known here as Mrs. Stiner, came up from Concordia, Sunday.

Ernest Newbrey and wife came up from Alton, Sunday for a visit with his parents here.

Fred Jewell was up from Osborne, Tuesday, visiting the family of his sister, Mrs. C. E. Barick.

George Hendricks came up from Concordia, Sunday, and spent the day with friends and relatives here.

Clarence and William Balderston returned Tuesday from Clifton where they had been to attend the funeral of their mother.

F. M. Ross and Doc Drake were over from Palco, Saturday.  They were delivering a fine regal car to John McCormick of this place.

 Rev. R. C. Harding was visited this week by three brothers.  There were L. E. and W. R. Harding of Hebron, Nebraska, and George Harding of Osborne County.  The four brothers enjoyed a fine visit.

Lawyer Hawkes and two little girls, Helen and Ruth, Miss Esther Wells and E. B. Krager, all of Stockton, passed through Hill City last Sunday, on the way to Norton.  Mr. Hawkes was trying out his new automobile - Hill City Reveille.

W. J. Fleming brought in a nice two-year-old colt this week from his farm in Sugarloaf township, and Dr. Viers removed from its left hind leg a morbid growth that weighed five pounds.  The colt is doing well, and prospects for its complete recovery are good.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brickell and Miss Maud McNulty started Sunday via Phillipsburg for Canon City, Colorado, where they will visit the family of John Shaw.  they will spend the rest of the hot weather there in the delightful climate of that place.

August 18, 1910

There will be a meeting of the W. C. T. U. Thursday, August 25, in the basement of the Main St. Christian church. It is desired that all members be present and especially those named on the following committees: Com. On general arrangement, Mrs. A. C. Feleay, Mrs. C. W. Smith, Mrs. C. E. Rarick, Mr. C. E. Rarick. Com. on entertainment, Mrs. Fannie Ruby, Mrs. Etta Dryden, Mrs. Carrie McNitt. Finance Com. Mrs. E. E. Ruy, Mrs. Elizabeth Yoxall, Mrs. Mary Parks, J. L. Stevens. Let us get busy planning for our district convention. Mrs. Lillian Mitchner, State President, will be with us, September 13, to 15.

Greenfield Items

Master Kenneth Reeder is quite sick at this writing.

Wren Hall spent the latter part of last week with her grandparents Mr. And Mrs. J. H. Russ.

August 21, 1910

Sleepy Hollow

Lee Hall has returned from his trip to Ness and Trego counties, where he has been inspecting the land.

W. H. Coldiron went to Beloit Monday evening where his son Jesse and family live, and will make a brief visit with them.

Greenfield Items

Fannie Schindler spent Sunday with Hattie Reeder

Dunning and Coldiron are threshing for Abe Schindler.

Mrs. Reeder spent Monday with her daughter, Mrs. Manly Smith.

Mrs. Jay Feleay entertained the "Loyal Daughters' Monday evening. On account of the rain only a few were present, but those who attended spent a delightful evening. Mr. and Mrs. Feleay are royal entertainers and those who failed to attend missed a good time.

August 25, 1910

Greenfield Items

Vanhorn and Shick are threshing for Rand this week.

S. W. Reeder, wife and two sons visited over Sunday in Damar.

Little Kenneth Reeder, who has been quite sick for the past few weeks, is improving.

September 1, 1910

Among the Farmers Again
...His neighbor, J. S. Coldiron, is also a product of Rooks County. He runs 820 acres of land belonging to his father, of which 190 acres was in wheat and 40 acres in corn. He doesn't keep a great deal of stock, but what he has is good. He and Mr. Dunning bought a threshing outfit some time ago and are doing good work and lots of it. ...One of the most congenial couples we met on the way was Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Stevens, who kindly took us in for the night. They came from Minnesota in 1898, bringing with them but a little personal property and $2.50 in cash. He bought his present farm nine years ago for $800 but wouldn't take $30 per acre for it now. They have a good house and comfortable outbuildings. He doesn't keep a great deal of stock, but what he does keep is of good quality. J. G. Coldiron came from Missouri to Kansas in 1877. He has lived in Rooks County continuously since 1906.  He runs a farm of 640 acres, of which 340 acres was in wheat, 17 in oats and 70 is in corn. He has a nice bunch of cattle, is well supplied with hogs, and has 21 head of good horses and mules. ...S. W. Reeder came with his mother from Missouri in 1878 with nothing but his hands, but by industry and economy he now owns 960 acres of good land with comfortable improvements.   He rents part of his land, but of his own raising he has 150 acres of wheat in the stack, 45 acres of corn and 30 acres of alfalfa. He has 45 head of cattle, 18 head of horses and mules, and 40 head of hogs. Surely he has been well paid for ticking the soil of Rooks County. H. G. Reeder, his brother, came to this county at the same time. He owns 640 acres of fine land with good improvements He also rents part of his land. He own crop this year consists of 20 acres of alfalfa, 20 of oats, 200 of wheat and 40 of corn. He shipped 26 head of fat cattle the day we were there and had 40 head of mixed stock left. He has 9 head of good horses, and 50 head of hogs. Everything was made in Rooks County. His son, Guy Reeder, rents 250 acres of his land. He is a stirring young fellow. He has 20 acres of oats, 70 acres of wheat in the stack, 20 acres of alfalfa and 50 acres of well tended corn. He doesn't keep a great deal of stock, but what he has is of good quality. ...W. H. Maddy shook the dust of Missouri from his feet about 38 years ago when a boy, and has been collecting Rooks county dust since that time, and now owns a well improved farm of 260 acres. He has 15 acres of alfalfa, 80 acres of wheat in the stack and a field of well tended corn. He keeps quite a herd of cattle and has plenty of horse power to run the farm. We found a mighty nice class of people on route 5, and enjoyed the trip very much.

Mrs. Wm. Hall has been staying over in Greenfield township, helping to take care of her father, Mrs. Russ, who is seriously ill.

Greenfield Items

George Reeder made his usual trip Sunday.

Mrs. E. N. Stevens is staying with the S. W. Reeder children while Mr. And Mrs. Reeder are in Kansas City.

The lightning struck Ben Gager's barn Sunday night tearing it up considerably and killing on of his best cows.

We are glad to learn that little Melvin Reeder, who was taken to Kansas City last Friday to be operated on for appendicitis, was successfully operated upon, and is getting along nicely. We all hope for his speedy recovery.

S. W. Reeder and wife, of Greenfield township, took their seven-year-old son to Kansas City Friday evening, where they will have an operation performed on him for appendicitis. They were accompanied by Dr. Oechsli, who went along to witness and assist in the operation. Dr. Oechsli was accompanied by his wife.

Sept. 15, 1910

Greenfield Items

The many friends of little Melvin Reeder will be glad to learn that he is getting along fine.

Sept 22, 1910

Dean Adams, son of Mrs. and Mrs. J. W. Adams, who has been quite low of late with typhoid fever, is gaining satisfactorily now and will son be out again.

J. W. Adams went to Waterville on business yesterday evening.

Sept 29, 1910

Greenfield Items

Little Melvin Reeder is improving rapidly.

Howard Johnson spent Sunday at Guy Reeder's.

E. N. Stevens lost a valuable horse by lightning Sunday night.

J. A. Barnes, wife and three children of Holton, who has been here for the past week visiting his uncles Will and John Coldiron, returned home yesterday evening.

Oct 13, 1910

Commission met and paid the following claims:   Myrtle Reeder stenographer work

Inquest of G. Hendricks $15.90 S. A. Barnes work as deputy Sheriff $9.00

Chess Di---- who is attending school in the Reeder District of Elm Creek, has moved his family from Clay Centre, and they are now occupying the old W. Simons place in Iowa township.

Oct 20, 1910

Mrs. H. B. Vanhorn and daughter; Miss Myrtle Reeder, started Sunday evening for Hazard, Nebr., where Charley Hall, brother of Mrs. Vanhorn now lives. They will visit a couple of weeks there.

A pleasant family surprise party was given Mr. Hazen last Sunday evening at their home north of town, the occasion being his 63rd birthday. All his children and grandchildren were present, in all numbering 39 persons. An oyster supper was served and all had a very enjoyable time. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Will Harris and family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Maddy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kenworthy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Russ and family, Clarence and Ira Hazen; also a sister Mrs. Hawley of Vinton IA., and her husband. --- Plainville Gazette.

Nov 3, 1910

Jesse Coldiron and wife are here from Beloit visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Coldiron.

Mrs. H. B. Vanhorn and Miss Myrtle Reeder returned Saturday from a visit with friends and relatives at Hazard, Nebraska.

There were so many candidates at the corners Saturday afternoon that there was room for but few people besides. But, nevertheless, there were speeches made by W. H. Coldiron, John Gibson, L. F. Ninneman and others, who were not candidates.

Nov 10, 1910

Ray Reeder and wife, of Greenfield township, started Tuesday evening for Circleville, Kansas.

Jesse Coldiron and wife returned Friday evening to their home at Beloit.

Dec 8, 1910

Will Coldiron of Stockton was a Woodston visitor Saturday.

Jan 5, 1911

A son was born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Jay Feleay, of this place.

Jan 12, 1911

John Maddy had bought the Stockton house from J. C. Pulley.

The following township officers bonds were approved:   Trustee-- ...B. F. Shively, Sr., Logan Township ...W. H. Maddy, Hobart Township Clerk ...Ira Hazen, Hobart Township Treasurer--

The resignation of T. E. Dugan as Treasurer of Alcona Twp. accepted and A. S. Solomon appointed to fill vacancy.  ...Abe Schindler, Greenfield Township

The following Deputy Assessors were appointed and their bonds approved, (except the bond of Z. E. Smith and Val Stucky which were not on file.)   ...B. F. Shively Sr., Logan Township ...W. H. Maddy, Hobart Township

Stockton Has
One bakery
One laundry
One feed mill
One shoe shop
One Tailor shop
Four coal yards
Two newspapers
Two drug stores
One flouring mill
Five stock buyers
Two meat markets
Three feed stores
Six General stores
Two lumber yards
Two harness shops
Three livery barns
Two machine shops
Three barber shops
Two jewelry stores
Two stocks harness
Four cream stations
Two millinery stores
Two furniture stores
Two hardware stores
Two electric theaters
Two implement houses
Three blacksmith shops
Two photograph galleries
Five rural mail deliveries
One hundred street lights
Three exclusive clothing stores
Two fine brick school buildings
Seven miles of cement sidewalks
Three hotels - one a three story brick
One undertaker and funeral director
Four restaurants and confectioneries
Two poultry and egg establishments
Three garages with large storage capacity
Two grain elevators with large capacity
Finest municipal lighting plant in N. W. Kansas
Three banks with ample capital and $350,000 deposits
Eight dray and transfer wagons moving every day
Fifteen hundred live, energetic and harmonious people
Both residences and business buildings in course of construction
A public library with 2,000 volumes and property worth $8,000
Four churches --Methodist, Congregational, Christian and Catholic
Finest, water system

The old library building was sold this week to Joseph Feleay, who moved it to lots in the south part of town and will fit it up for a neat small residence.

Thos. Harwood returned Saturday from a visit with relatives in Illinois.

Jan 19, 1911

Thos. Reeder, of Oregon who left here twenty years ago for a home on the Pacific Coast, is here at present visiting relatives. He is a brother of H. G. and S. W. Reeder, of Elm Creek, and Mrs. J. P. Feleay, of this city.

J. J. McComb, of Webster, took the train here Sunday evening for Kansas City where he would attend the Implement Dealers Association and return home via Topeka where he had some business.

Mrs. O. Hazen of Hobart township is quite ill this week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Harwood, of this place.

Three automobiles loaded with Stockton people went to Hill City last evening to attend the Hamilton revival that is in progress there at this time. Those who went were Mr. and Mrs. Al. Hockett, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Vallette, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Coldiron, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Tanzey, Rev. and Mrs. Harding, Mrs. Oscar Gibbs and Mrs. Chas. Hockett.

Jan 26, 1911

Death of Mrs. Hazen
Mrs. Orlando Hazen, one of the pioneers of Rooks County, was buried Sunday in the Stockton Cemetery, immediately following funeral services at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Harding. She had been sick about a week at the home of her brother, Thomas Harwood, in this city. Early in this month she and Mr. Harwood had gone to Illinois to attend the funeral of a sister and Mrs. Hazen was quite sick when she returned, too sick to go to her home in Hobart township. Mary E. Harwood was born Nov. 9, 1845, in Orange County, New York. In early life she moved with her parents to Illinois, and later to Iowa, where in 1870, she was united in marriage to Orlando Hazen. To this estimable couple were born six children, two sons and four daughters, all of who are married and have good homes in Rooks County, and all of who were present at the death and burial of their beloved parent. This couple came to Rooks County in 1877, where they settled on the farm that has all these years been their home. They have had many privations to encounter, but through it all they built up an elegant home, accumulated lands till their farm contained 1120 acres of the best soil in Hobart Township. So familiar have our people become with these people that the mention of the name of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Hazen carried with it the idea of the simple, industrious and strictly honest life. The simple Christian life of this lady was known wherever she had the slightest acquaintance. The six children are Clarence and Ira Hazen, Mrs. R. W. Maddy, Mrs. I H. Kenworthy, of Hobart Township, Mrs. Henry Russ, of Greenfield Township, and Mrs. Wm. Harris, of Plainville. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of hosts of friends and the assurance that the life that this beloved sister, wife and mother lived here on earth has passed the way for a bright immortality beyond this vale of tears.

Card of Thanks
We desire to thank all who were so kind to us in our recent deep affliction.  Orlando Hazen and Family.  Thos. Harwood and Family.  Chas. Harwood.

Bow Creek and Alcona

Doctor Brown and wife and two brothers, and Abe Schindler and wife visited at Tom Dugan's Tuesday.

Council approved the following claims:  Dec 8, 09 F. M. Barnes labor on road $29.75

M. F. Maddy road work $24.90 Jan 31, 10 M. F. Maddy labor on road $33.50 F. M. Barnes labor on road $93.75 Apr 27, 10 M. F. Maddy labor on road $74.86 June 20, 10 M. F. Maddy labor on roads $33.00 Oct 27, 10 F. M. Barnes labor on roads $24.25

Feb 2, 1911

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crist, formerly of this place, but now of Osborne, spent the fore part of the week here with Mrs. Crist's mother,  Mrs. Myra Johnston.  Mr. and Mrs. Crist are now located southeast of Osborne where they will engage in farming this season.

Mrs. E. M. Dack, of Stratton, Colo., and formerly a resident of this place, has been confined  in a Denver hospital for some time, suffering from a complication of diseases.  Her many Stockton friends will be pleased to hear of her recovery.

Mrs. R. E. Meddles, sister of Mrs. W. T. Pfleiderer, of this place, is quite sick at her home at Oconto, Nebr., and word was sent for Mrs. Pfleiderer to come to see her, but we are sorry to say Mrs. Pfleiderer was unable to go on account of the sickness of her own infant child.

Orlando Hazen, of Hobart township, started Sunday evening via Plainville, for Lomax, Ill., to visit his father who is in very poor health.  He was accompanied by Chas. Harwood, who is a brother of the late Mrs. Hazen and of Thos. Harwood, of this place.  Mr. Harwood’s home is in Illinois.

One of the finest souvenirs that we have noticed this year is the one being  given out by our popular druggist, G. R. Thomason.  It is a neat and serviceable dish finely ornamented with beautiful scenery in the center of which is a 1911 calendar.  One man who will be found heading the procession is his line is Thomason.

Jack Dryden went to Atchison and St. Joseph, Thursday evening to purchase new goods, and was accompanied by Miss Anna Look who went to look after the purchasing of the new spring suits and coats and make some substantial additions to their dry goods department.

Feb 16, 1911

James Gross was up from Woodston Monday on business.

J. B. Rodman went to Kansas city on business Monday evening.

Attorney G. B. Lane was up from Woodston Saturday on business.

Louis Craig was up from Woodston visiting his parents and friends last Sunday

W. H. Coldiron went to Beloit Monday evening where he visited his son, Jesse and family.

B. G. Scott and wife started Thursday evening last for a visit at Concordia and Beloit.

A. A. Elder, one of the pioneers of Ash Rock township, was in Stockton on business Saturday.

Arthur Bedard has been on the sick list for some time, but is gaining now.  He is the night watch at the depot.

The ceiling in the Crescent Store is being painted this week and the interior of the store is being otherwise improved.

Miss Sadye Harn returned to her home at Scottsville Sunday evening after a weeks visit here wit the family of her uncle, Hiram Harn.

J. W. Terwilliger is here from Denver, looking after Rooks County interests.  He was in Stockton Saturday shaking hands with friends.

Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Gold and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Rarick took dinner last Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. U. E. Hubble, of Farmington township.

Miss Maybelle Allen, of Greenfield township returned Saturday from a trip to Beloit where, she had been the guest of friends and relatives for the past two weeks.

J. W. Callender went to Osborne Monday evening as a delegate from Stockton Lodge Sons & Daughters of Justice to a meeting of that order.

N. F. Hill and wife and two smaller children left Monday evening for Pleasanton, Kansas, where they will visit for about a week with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wood, Mrs. Wood being Mr. Hill's sister.

Feb 23, 1911

Two Special Services
There will be two special services at the Congregational church this week, one tonight and the other Friday night.  Tonight the I.O.O.F. will attend in a body, and the pastor will devote a part at least of his sermon to the special work of the order.  Friday night the M. W. A. will attend in a body and the pastor will devote a part at least of his sermon to the special work of that order.  It is earnestly hoped that all the embers of these two worthy orders will be in attendance and will by their attendance show the interest in Christian work that every member of either order should have.

There was a pretty home wedding at Ocean Park, Cal., when Mrs. Delia Estep and Mr. Herbert Moon were united in marriage at the beautiful home of the groom, Rev. Skafte, of the Methodist church officiating.  The groom was formerly of Cassapiolis, Mich., but is now making his home at Ocean Park.  The bride went to Ocean Park last fall with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. John Maddy, from Stockton, to spend the winter with her brother S. H. Maddy and his wife.  The bridge was becomingly attired in a handsome gown of old gold.  The home was elegantly furnished and decorated with calla lilies and ferns.  The decorations were Chinese.  The many friends of Mrs. Estep in this vicinity will rejoice to hear that she is happily married, and hope that she has married a good and worthy man.  The Review extends congratulations.

Meetings Still Going
We are please to announce that the meetings at the Congregational church are still in progress, and that the interest is great.  Rev. Peterson is preaching some splendid sermons.  the music is good, and there is being a vast amount of good accomplished in the way of enlightening people on the truths of the Gospel.  Rev. Peterson is a quiet student of the Bible and is getting many people to study the Bible in the spirit in which he has always studied it, and, holding as we do, that genuine Christianity comes from a quite and careful consideration of the plans of salvation and the promises of God, we believe that a great amount of good is being accomplished.  Rev. Peterson is a man who lives his Christianity as well as talking it, and his idea is to get the people to living it.

Anyone wishing to talk to "Steve" call 13 on 9.

Mr. And Mrs. Geo. Klepper spent Sunday with the latter’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. B. F. Shively.

B. F. Shively J., is seen going east from home quite often lately.  Wonder what attracts his attention?

The boys about the west Plainville neighborhood met in Val Stuckey's pasture last week, organized a club and spent the afternoon in shooting blue rocks, Elmer Baumgartner providing to be the best "crack shot."

Those holding public sales in the near future will need sale bills and the Review is prepared to handle them for you any time.

Home of W. G. Thomas in Ash Rock Township
The elegant structure displayed above is the country home of County Commissioner W. G. Thomas.  Mr. Thomas came to Rooks County in 1878.  moving with his parents, brothers, and sisters from Mahaska county, Iowa, his father being a wagon maker by trade who had become tired of shop work as a means of supporting his large family.  The father brought no surplus wealth with him, but arrived here and turned three sons out on the raw buffalo sod to delve into it and prove what it contained in the way of wealth.  Being the youngest of the three sons, W. G. started out too young to homestead any land, and was compelled to buy for himself.  But today he has a farm of 1600 acres, and we are told that there is not a tract that large in any farm in Rooks county that is improved in better shape.  Mr. Thomas is called the wheat king of that section of the county and last years threshed out 14,000 bushels.  He has erected lately near this fine home a barn 64 by 100 feet, with 16 foot posts and forty feet to the comb of the roof.  His home is surrounded by all modern conveniences, such as, heating and lighting plants, cold storage rooms, water systems, etc.  He has since 1878 furnished a good example of what can be accomplished on a Kansas farm.

Sleepy Hollow..

Jesse Hunt is down with an attack of the measles.

At this writing we are having genuine winter weather.

Scotty Kay and wife are visiting home folks this week.

That grass that started on Medicine Creek has had a backset.

Rev. Perkins is holding revival meetings at Sunny Hill, services commencing at 7:30 p. m.

Mrs. Guy Coleman and three children from North Platte, Nebr., is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Selbe.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Reed of Stockton attended the box social at Sunny Hill and spent the night at the Webster's, returning to town the next morning.

Mar 2, 1911

Sleepy Hollow

Mrs. Will Selbe has been quite sick with the grip.

Albert Hance took his best girl auto riding last Sunday.

Mrs. Guy Coleman spent a couple of days at Atwood last week.

James Webster made a business trip to Greenleaf this week.

The snow that fell the fore part of the week will be fine on the wheat.

Jesse Hunt who has been having a siege of the measles is now getting better.

The Misses Louise and Emma Hance spent Sunday with Beulah Fetterolf.

Mrs. Will Brown and Mrs. J. A. Hance are kept busy these cold days knitting socks for little chickens.

The little child of Mrs. and Mrs. Seabury Wells is quite sick with pneumonia fever.  They are staying with Mrs. Well's parents south of Plainville.

The revival meetings conducted by Rev. Perkins at Sunny Hill are still in progress.  All that can, are requested to bring their Bibles and take part in the Bible reading and praise services, commencing at 7:30 p. m. preaching begins at 8:00 p. m.


Mr. Miller has moved in his new house.

Roy Livingston made his regular call Sunday.

There was a large crowd out to singing Thursday night.

J. T. Gartrell is to have some plumbing done in a few days.

Vance Hollingsworth and family spent Sunday at Jim Gartrell's.

A large crowd was out to church and Sunday school last Sunday.

Quite a number attended the dance at Conn Griebel's Thursday night.

Mr. Sutton don't improve as fast as he ought.  Seems like he is having quite a time.

There will be a program and pie social at Chris Reed school house on the 10th of March.

A nice snow Tuesday which makes everyone feel good and makes a person think of sleighing.

George Gravenhorst and wife, Jim Orr and wife and sons, of Ash Rock township, spent Sunday with Pusey Smith's.

Mrs. Henry Buss is getting ready to feed the preacher that is to preach at the new church..  She had six hens to come off with chickens last week.

Miles Hindman went a visiting Sunday and traveled by foot.  Miles says they have got to get used to walking as they are going to have an auto and they would probably have a little walking to do.


Spelling Contest
One of the keenly interesting features of educational work was pulled off at the Elm Creek schoolhouse last night.  The pupils of the Elm Creek school which is taught by Chas Dimon, and the pupils of the Lone Star school which is taught by Mrs. Alice Tebo, were engaged in a spelling contest.   There were five from each school who participated.  The county superintendent did the pronouncing.  There were 720 words pronounced, and 119 missed.  Of this number Elm Creek missed 66 and Lone Star 53.  Each pupil spelled 72 words.  The lowest per cent made by any pupil was 66 2-3 percent.  The highest average was 96 per cent plus.  The best spellers were Earl Hammond, Winnie Reeder and Henry Schindler, each of who graded above 90 percent.  We are told the best of order prevailed and the interest was intense.  Elm Creek school had their banners there, and had their school yells worked out to a state of perfection.  While it is feared that they may have studied their school yells when a study of Part 2 of Ratburn’s speller would have done ore to help them win out in the contest, it cannot be denied that Elm Creek did well notwithstanding their defeat.

Conference Year Closes
The Methodist Conference year closes in April, and Rev. J. F. Dennis, after spending six years with the church here, is asking to go to another place, and will be given a good charge.  The progress made by the church here in the past six years has been a noticeable thing to the Conference, and it is said the places are not plentiful where such numeral and spiritual progress have been made in that length of time.  The discussion of a man to take his place here is already under discussion, and it is agreed that a salary of $1600 per annum will have to be paid to supply the place vacated by him.

New Laundry
Mr. L. H. Stark, of this place, who operated the laundry, has secured a lot just west of the G. A. R. hall, and will at once erect a building 20 X 40 feet, and place there in a complete laundry outfit, that will be a credit to the town.  He is a laundryman of experience, and with the machinery he will install he will be able to do thoroughly up to date work.  We are glad to see improvements of that kind make here.

To Whom It May Concern
The electors of School District No. 69 are hereby notified that the undersigned, and a number of other electors of School District No. 69 in Rooks County, Kansas, aggregating not less than one-half of the number of electors of this School District, intend to file an application wit the Board of School Fund Commissioners of the State of Kansas, asking leave to issue bonds to the full amount allowed by the statutes of the State of Kansas, including  Senate Bill 287 of the Session Laws of 1911.  Dated at Plainville, this 28th day of February, 1911. (signed) J. V. Burroughs; C. G. Cochran; W. F. Hughes; W. T. Case.

Mar 9, 1911

Twins at Ray Feleay’s
On Tuesday there were born to Mrs. And Mrs. Ray Feleay, of this place, twins, a boy and a girl.  At the present writing the mother and children are doing well and it is hoped and believed that all will get along in good shape.  We home so at least.  Should the twins live we will feel like congratulating this young couple on the number of their first born.

Orlando Hazen returned this week from Illinois where he went some weeks ago to visit relatives.

Miss Minnie Barnes, of Wellington, Kansas, arrived yesterday for a visit with her brother, J. E. Barnes and family of this place.

Mrs. Ray Feleay is in quite poor health at this writing, and her husband, parents and friends are somewhat uneasy for her welfare.

Mar 16, 1911

Mrs. Ray Feleay, who has been dangerously ill for about a week, has been better a part of the time since our last issue, but we are sorry to say that today she is not quite so well, yet we hope she will be better soon.  Her twin babies are doing well, under the care of Mrs. Charles Riseley, and all are hoping that the mother and children will recover in good shape.  Dr. Book, assisted by Drs. Callender and Oeshsli, is doing all possible for the mother.

Mrs. R. W. Young is assisting in caring for Mrs. Ray Feleay.

Miss Minnie Barnes arrived here Friday from Wellington, Kansas, for a visit with her brother, Ed. Barnes and family.  She was expecting to stay for some time, and work in the Review office a part of the time.  She started in to work Monday morning, and that day a telegram came from a and that day a telegram came from an asking her to come home at once and go to work there as his linotype operator had left him.  She felt under obligation to him and on Tuesday evening she started back.  She was an expert operator, and on Monday she spent much of the day working on defects in our machine, but she set three galleys and corrected one of them in just two and one half hours.  We were very sorry she couldn’t have stayed a while longer as this office is in shape to use some extra skilled labor at this time.

Mar 23, 1911

Mrs. Feleay Improving
We are glad to hear from the attending physician that Mrs. Ray Feleay and her twin babies are improving in satisfactory manner, and all have now reached the point where there are the brightest hopes for their lives.  It has been a long hard cast to handle, but the belief now is that she will recover.  We certainly hope so.

Apr 6, 1911

Col. U. S. John Maddy and wife have returned fro Ocean Park, Cal., where thy have been for the past winter.  Col. Looks well and says he and Mrs. Maddy had a good time out there with their children.  The climate there is fine and the scenery is grand, and it makes a splendid place for a winter resort.

Miss Myrtle Reeder started Sunday evening for Manhattan where she has secured a position. Miss Reeder has been employed several years as a stenographer in the law office of S. N. Hawkes, and is an expert stenographer as well as a splendid young woman in all respects, and she had a host of friends here who disliked to have her leave, but who wish her well wherever she may locate.

J. J. McComb, of Webster, was in the Review Office the other day and while here was discussing the potato question.  He is planting 100 bushels of potatoes this spring.  He discs his ground deep both ways, then runs a lister row, having the lister followed by a harrow that about half fills up the lister row.  Then he drops the potatoes and covers them with a cultivator.  In this way the potato when it sprouts has soft, fresh surface soil to grow in.  He has had good success with potatoes and believes every farmer should plant more potatoes.

Farmers Buy Elevator
On Saturday afternoon last there was another meeting of the committees representing the Farmer’s Union and the trustees of the Stockton Elevator & Shipping Association.  At this meeting there was an agreement made on a price of $10,500 for the elevator, the farmers committee agreeing to put up the money between now and the first day of June, 1911.  There are nine farmers organizations interested in the movement, and there will be more unions admitted at once.  Representing the nine unions already interested in the deal were J. J. Griebel, chairman, W. E. Ross, S. T. Roelfs, Abe Schindler, J. E. Watts, A. W. Sterling, I. H. Kenworthy, W. F. Silvers and W. S. Southard.  U. E. Hubble is secretary for the committee.  The present owners will dispose of all the grain now on hand and the farmers committee will take the elevator and all connected with in running order, but will get no stock on hand.  A committee composed of U. E. Hubble, A. W. Sterling and I. H. Kenworthy was appointed to look after the matter of closing up the deal with the trustees of the elevator.  We are informed that when the union gets hold of the elevator it will be run upon a strictly co-operative plan, the details of which will be agreed upon later.  This is a good business and there is no reason why the business should not be increased considerable by having the farmers more generally interested in it in a financial way.  But with the right kind of management there will be good money in the business.

Mrs. Ray Feleay, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J. Q. Adams, who has been quite poor in health for some time, and was very critically ill, has so far recovered that she is now considered out of danger.  Her twin children, how about three weeks old, are also doing well.  All of which will be welcome news to the many friends of these families.

April 20, 1911

Elm Creek Items

Ralph Reeder visited home folks Sunday.

Ira Hazen and family spent Sunday at Henry Russ’.

Nellie Coldiron is staying with her sister, Mrs. R. T. Reeder, this week.

Manley Smith and family spent Sunday with S. W. Reeder and family.

Ben Gager was reported quite sick last week, but is some better at this writing.

***This ends where I stopped reading the weekly newspaper and started looking for the birth announcement of William Russell Reeder son of Ray T. and Edna Coldiron Reeder born June 12, 1912.   The only mention was where Edna’s parents had come to visit and her sister Maude Coldiron was helping with the harvest.

Mar 7, 1912

Mr. and Mrs. S. Coldiron, of Beloit, returned home Monday evening, after a few days visit at the home of their parents, Mrs. and Mrs. W. H. Coldiron.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hall returned last Friday from Ocean park, California, where they have been spending the winter with her brother Sol Maddy, and family.

Jun 6, 1912

Miss Maude Coldiron went to Woodston Thursday evening to visit her cousin, R. T. Reeder and family.  (Miss Maude was a cousin to Ray but also a sister to his wife.  Their second son William Russell was born June 12.)

Jun 13, 1912

J. C. Coldiron and family of Greenfield township, visited Monday and Tuesday with their children Mr. And Mrs. Ray Reeder living just north of town.  (This visit was to probably see their new grandson William Russell born on June 12.)

Miss Maude Coldiron returned home from Woodston Saturday, where she had been visiting relatives.  (She was probably helping her sister for the week with the birth of a new son.)

Miss Maude Coldiron, of Greenfield township, went to Woodston Monday evening to assist her sister with the house work during harvest.

Stockton, Kansas
Winifred Reeder, Louis McComb, Vernon C. Maddy.

Submitted by Jan Reading

Codell Page of the Plainville Times, June (date unknown)1913
Children day service at the M. E. church next Sunday a.m. regulars preaching in the evening by the pastor Rev. Courter.
Saturday was a cold day but the M. E. ladies had a good success serving ice cream and cake and were satisfied with the result.
The Brummitt-Atkin suit will be called in Justice Otis' Court on Friday of this week at one o'clock p.m.
The new library for the Baptist Sunday School has arrived and placed in the Sunday school for its use.  There are 50 volumes of them.  Mrs. Emma Lamb is librarian and will have charge of same.  Another fifty volumes will soon be ordered for the primary department.
Farmers are beginning to figure on harvest hands.
Codell Page of the Plainville Times June (Date Unknown) 1913 
Gilpin and Romine left Monday on a trip to the southwest with a supply of their Packers.  They expect to go as far as Gar-City and will attend the Dry Farming Congress which is to be held there this week..
Rev. Millikan walked home from Turkville Monday.
Owing to no restaurant being in town both of our merchants keep pop on sale.
We are informed that J. W. Lamb is bedfast in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.  Mrs. Lamb is there with him.
The Rural Carriers both started out on their routes Tuesday morning with their vehicles painted according to the Department order vermillion red.
Paradise Township was not represented in the Harmony meeting in Topeka this week.
Lawrence Hockett and family we hear are on the road back from Arkansas.
The Turkville team failed to get over for the game scheduled for Saturday.
Grandma King went out to Fred Bemis Thursday afternoon. 
Codell Page of the Plainville Times June, (Date unknown) 1913
There were several in town Friday to attend court but the case was rather tame one.  Mr. Atkins having no attorney.
The crowd at the corners Friday after the trial was trying to figure out where Brummitt made anything on the case.  They said his attorney bill was $30 and the court gave him a judgment against Atkins for $18.06.  It was decided however that Dan would have the satisfaction of paying taxes on the judgment.
S. R. Tucker received his auto tag from the Secretary of State Sunday morning.  It is No. 3897.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lamb returned from Excelsior Springs Saturday evening. 


Official statement of the financial condition of the CODELL STATE BANK
At Codell, State of Kansas, at the close of business on the 4th day of June, 1913.
Loans and discounts 50,441.77
Overdrafts 674.57
Bank building 1,800.00
Furniture and fixtures 1,200.00
Expense account 1,474.82
Guarantee fund with State
 Treasurer, bonds 500.00
Cash and sight exchange,
 legal reserve 8,652.47
Total $64,743.63
Capital stock paid in 10,000.00
Surplus fund 3,750.00
Undivided profits 612.12
Interest 1,988.04
Exchange 138.45
Individual deposits 24,630.74
Certificates of deposit 18,061.05
Bills rediscounted 4,879.50
Cashier’s checks 683.73
 Total $64,743.63
State of Kansas, County of Rooks, ss:
I, J. F. McReynolds, cashier of said bank, do solemnly swear that the above
Statement is true; that said bank has no liabilities, and is not endorser on any
note or obligation, other than shown on the above statement, to the best of
my knowledge and belief. So help me God.
J. F. McReynolds, Cashier
Subscribed to and sworn before me, 12th day of June, 1913.
Hans Nygaard, Notary Public
Commission expires on the 30th day October, 1916.
Isaac Conger, S. R. Tucker, J. F. McReynolds, Directors.

13 Aug 1978 The Wichita Eagle submitted by Floyd
Two Killed, One Injured in Plane Crash
An airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from a rural airport Saturday, killing at least  two passengers and injuring the pilot. One of the dead is identified as Louise  Hrabe of Plainville, mother of the pilot, Kelli Hrabe, who is in guarded
condition in St. Anthony Hospital in Hays. The other passenger has not been
identified. Authorities said the plane crashed about 3:35 p.m. after taking off from a grass landing strip near Plainville.  A witness said the craft turned sharply
just after takeoff and crashed.  It did not burn. The airplane was on a local flight.
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash site today.

 15 Aug 1978 The Wichita Eagle
Officials Seeking Clue To Cause of Plane Crash
PLAINVILLE --Federal authorities probed the wreckage of a light plane Sunday in hopes of determining the cause of a weekend crash that killed a woman and her 10-year-old son and injured her daughter.
The investigators were from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. Authorities said Retha Louise Hrabe, 49, and her son, Vincent, were killed, while her daughter, Kelli, 19, was critically injured
Saturday when their single-engine Cessna 177 crashed after takeoff from the Plainville airport.
Kelli, the plane's pilot, remained in critical condition Sunday at St. Anthony Hospital in Hays, Kan.  She was taken there from the hospital in Plainville after emergency treatment following the 3:45 p.m. crash.
15 Aug 1978 The Wichita Eagle
Plainville, Kan. -- Retha Louise (Mrs. Vincent J., II) Hrabe, 49, and her son Vincent Joseph Hrabe, III, 10, were killed Saturday in a airplane crash south of Plainville. Service was Monday. She is survived by widower; daughters Krisit, Kelli, Madeline, all at home; mother Hazel Cokely of Palco, Kan.; brothers Russell Cokely of Salina, Kan., Clarence of Liberal, Kan., Glenn of Arkansas Pass, Texas; Ron of Wichita; sisters, Charlene Cokely of Liberal, JoAnn Phillips of WaKeeney, Kan., Ilda Balthazor of Palco. He is also survived by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Hrabe of Plainville.

12 Jul 1984 Rooks County Record It Happened 100 Years Ago
John C. Bomgardner of Northampton Township was the recipient on Tuesday of back pension amounting to $917.

The picnic of the Slate Union Sunday School was a success.  Divine services were held every four weeks by the Free Methodists.

Alex Muir sold his fine mule team to John Murty who will take them to Saline County where they will be used at a warehouse to elevate grain.

Mr. Sherman D. Reeder and Miss Lula P. Hall were united in marriage by Elder John Cole at the close of the service Sunday morning at the Reeder School house when the congregation formed a procession and went to the home of Mr. Hall which was filled to capacity for the ceremony for he happy couple.

We venture the prediction that Rooks County will beat all other counties in Kansas in average yield of wheat.

The Grand Army of the Republic is talking  of finishing off the second story of J. R. Hick's new building for a public hall.  This would make a room 50X80 feet in size.

 Dr. Gray reports a girl at Geo. Benedicts, standard weight, born the 9th.  Father and mother and child doing  well.

We would like to know what has become of the mail route to Sugar Loaf and other northwestern parts.

The first intimations the citizens got that the Fourth of July was here was at about 1 a. m.  The juveniles opened with an anvil.

Callender and Dewey have disposed of 50 harvesting machines this season and Smith & Bigge have sold 32.

Our citizens were startled Wednesday afternoon with news that Harry C. Bartlett was dead.  With the fact that he had  been upon our streets within an hour of his death the report seemed impossible.  He was taken ill near his home while returning from town.  Physicians were called and to them and everybody he made the statement that he had been poisoned.  He held to this assertion to the moment of his death.  It is probable that a postmortem will take place under the circumstances there is a suspicion of foul play.

20 Apr 1989 unknown paper
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Reeder and Justin of Stanton, Calif., wish to announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Aschlee Nicole, born April 5 in Stanton.   She weighed 9 pounds and 1 ounce.  Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reeder of Galt, Calif., and Mrs. Heddy Herrerra of Anaheim, Calif.  Great-grandmother is Maisie Reeder of Stockton.

18 March 1999 Stockton Sentinel What Stocktonites Were Doing  98 Years Ago
John Q. Adams is building a 20-foot two-story extension to the stone store building to accommodate his rapidly increasing business.

Miss Sadie Bishop died on Wednesday evening at 5:30.  the funeral will be held at the house Friday morning at 10 o'clock.  An obituary notice of the deceased will appear next week.

J. E. Young writes from Hayes that he and two other men have put up $100 each for a race between Fleet, a pacer, Jake, a trotter, and his pacing horse, Oliver M. on the Stockton track.  May 18, the winning horse to take the entire purse.  It's to be three best in five mile heats.

Mac Wilson has sold his farm to Geo. Purdy but has not decided yet as to where he will go.

21 Oct 1999 Stockton Sentinel What Stocktonites were Doing 98 Years Ago
On Monday, while putting a blade on a corn sled, Cephas McComb had the first two fingers of his left hand cut off.  He was screwing up a tap when his wrench slipped off and let his hand slip along  the edge.

Date and paper unknown  Controlled by Fourth Generation
Mrs. Hariette Reeder, a widow, came from Missouri by covered wagon to Rooks County in 1878.  she homesteaded on Elm Creek in Greenfield Township.
Five of her children came with her using two covered wagons to carry their possessions.  There were three sons, Hud, Scott, and Sherman, and two daughters, Addie and Sally.  Addie later married Joe Fealey, and Sally married Abe Schindler, who had taken a claim.
In  1890, Scott bought his mother's land.  He was married to Louisa Pulley.  Their family consisted of three daughters, Crystal Shively, Winifred Stevens, and Hariett Cassett, and two sons, Bryan and Melvin.  In 1946, Melvin took over the farm.. All his life was spent on that place, except one year.
His children, Alys Veal of Denver, Colo., and Jack Reeder, living  in California, are the fourth generation which lived on and control this farm, as it is now rented.
The Homestead Certificate was signed by President Grover Cleveland in 1889.

27 Jan 2000 paper unknown 98 Years Ago
Another distressing accident happened on Tuesday, which cost a life and filled the whole community with honor.  Charles and Lee Hall, W. W. Johnston, and G. D. Miles were working on a big stock well on Lee Hall's school quarter in Greenfield Township, 9 miles southeast of Stockton.  the well was being sunk in solid rock and was 17 feet deep.  It was made 6 feet wide at the top.  Miles and Charley Hall were about to go down in the bucket.  Miles stepped in first, but did not get hold of the rope.  Instantly the bucket turned to one side with his weight and he was pitched head foremost to the bottom, which he struck with terrific force.  As soon as possible, he was brought out unconscious, but breathing faintly.  Miles' home was two miles distant, but before half the distance was covered he had expired.

28 Mar 2002 Plainville Times 60 Years Ago
With tire rationing a definite factor in transportation, the City Dairy has started a horse delivery cart service in Plainville.  The high narrow cab on low wheels with obsolete tires hitched to a recently broken horse may be seen every day in all parts of town.

Sheriff Everett Van Horn has named Raymond Balderson as deputy sheriff.  A. D. Steve, former deputy, resigned last week to accept a civil service job as rationing administrator of Rooks County.  Mr. Stevens' office is on the second floor of the courthouse.

26 Sep 1890 The Oakley Graphic (Oakley, Logan Co., KS
Page 8
KILPATRICK Bros. & COLLINS, railroad contractors, have two agents in this locality who are taking men to Portland, Ore. for the small sum of $12. Two years' work is guaranteed at wages ranging from $2.25 to $3
per day for single men and $4.50 to $5.50 per day for teams. The train will leave Plainville Oct. 8. Rate for teams from Plainville to Portland, $13.50 per ton. For further information address HAGGETT &
BARNEY, Plainville, Kan..

Brenda Reeder  Rooks County Coordinator