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The Luray Herald from Luray, Kansas • 1

The Luray Herald from Luray, Kansas • 1

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The Luray Heraldi
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Luray, Kansas
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etalb. 1 8 VOLUME 8. NUMBER 32 LUHAY, RUSSELL COUNTY, KANSAS, OCTOKElt 1, 1900, New- Fall Goods Ladies' Misses and Children's Cloaks. We have a Men's Ready-made Suits, Overcoats, Ulsters, Rain big showing. Come and see them while the stock is Coats, and Fur Coats.

We have them at the right complete. price. i 1 1 1 mi Men's, Women's and Boys' Sweater Jackets. A big assortment in all colors and prices. Big line of Blankets, both cotton and wool.

In fact everything in Fall Winter Goods. Better get ready for that "cold snap" which is sure to come. "HAJF Vours for Business, Phone No. 26 Luray, Kas. Branch Store Cheyenne, Ks.

Fallis (Si Grammon, livered an eloquent address. Geo. E. Dougherty of Topeka has A Pioneer "At Rest." The large church building was fill for a long time been running a series I Russell Rustlings. ed to overflowing with sympathizing of shorthand lessons in the Classmate, friends, hundreds being unable to get inside.

The floral offerings a Methodist Sunday school paper of wide circulation in America. This is another illustration of the ubiquity the U. B. church at Saybrooke, Illinois in February, 1868; later affiliated with the local church here when organize 1, ani wa3 a faithful member until his death, and passed away in the serene expectation of a blessed hereafter. He was a Mason of high dagree, a member of the local kx'ge, of th; Russell chapter, Ellsworth council, Hays commandery, and the Shrine at Salina.

He had bean a faithful member of the I. 0. 0. F. lodge for more than thirty years, and proudly wore the veteran jewel of were most beautiful and appropriate.

Following the church service, the subsequent ceremonies were in charge of the Masonic loige. Lead-the procession to the cemetery was an 1 force fulness of Kansans. Prof. E. G.

Neuschwanger of the high school addrest the Y. M. C. A. A vigorous general discussion followed.

The influence of body and mind upon soul was under consideration. more than three score of his Masonic brethren in regalia, many of them The Russian colony in Trego county which formerly lived in Russell county, raised wheat this year, averaging about 15 bushels per acre. A Collyer farmer is building a barn 68 32 feet. Isn't this larger than any substantial barn in Russell county? Who has the largest barn in our county? A little Russell boy saw a wa-: lady model in the window of Sylvan Grove dry goods store some weeks ago. He had never seen one before ani said: "My that's a big doll." Rex A.

demons, formerly of Rus-ssll, when his father was Baptist minister here, is now associate editor of the Advance at Council Grove, Kansas. His brother Ree goes to Highland, Kansas. Geo. W. Holland was at Wakeeney j-Jry .,...,,.1., ij.

from Rus3ell, Lucas, and other localities. With the pall bearers, twelve in number, (active and honorary), was an escort of Sir Knights from the Hays commandery, At the cemetery, "by the hands of sympathizing brother Masons, his body was lowered to the confines of that narrow house appointed for all living," and R. W. Matthew K. Brundage of Russell, Deputy Grand Master of the grand lodge of Kansas read the beautiful ritualistic funeral ceremony, at the close of which, he Jonathan W.

VanScoyoc departed this life at his home in this city list Tuesday, September 28 at 6:45 p. m. at the ege of 73 years, 3 months and 1 day. last week at district court. A num ber of former Russellites were in attendance as witnesses or spectators, the order.

He was also a member of the A. 0. U. W. (and of the G.

A. R. when such an organization existed here.) and was ever true to his fraternal obligations. That he had a premonition of the approaching separation, was evident, and only a few days ago, he sent for his typewriter, and with his own hand laboriously prepare i the following biographical sketch, which was the last thing he ever wrote: "Jonathan W. VanScoyoc was born nea the village of Lucas, in Richland county, Ohio, June 27, 1336.

At the age of 16, he moved with his parents to Henry county, Ohio, remaining with them until his majority; then made his home with his invalid elder brother till February, 1861; then went to Ashland county, Ohio. In November after the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in Company 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for three years. After serving over two years, he re-enlisted for three years more, or during the war. Was in all the campaigns and battles of the Army of the Ohio and army of the Cumberland, except the battle of Nashville, Tenn. He was then a prisoner of war, having been captured at the battle of Franklin, Tenn.

Was confined in An lersonville prison, (Ga.) four months, when he was paroled and put aboard the steamer "Sultana," bound for Cairo, 111. After passing Memphis seven miles, one of the boilers exploded, destroying the boat, as well as the lives of nearly sixteen hundred sol including Alfred Sellens, Harry Tripp and several Russians. For quantity of advertisements the Trego County Reporter probably beats everv other naoer in Western These discussions are the only general open forum in the city. Speakers have been secured for the next four Sundays. One of the foremost figures for the Democratic nomination in 1912 for the presidency was the great and worthy governor John A.

Johnson of Minnesota. Death has intervened and scarcely a man except Bryan may be said to remain as of national pre-eminence. Is it written in the book of fate that Byran shall yet be president? The Quinter Advocate ruminates on the injustice of taxing a person more on his property after he makes improvements than before, apparently fining him for his effort at betterment. That is the basis of the single tax doctrine. Others say that having made improvements, they too need the protection of government and should be taxt.

When thinking of the persistence of the ailment that caused Gov. Johnson's death, the question of heredity forces itself constantly upon my mind. Did the dissipation and excesses of Johnson's father plant antenatal seeds of weakness in his physical being? And did the great hardships of the boy, caused by his father's neglect weaken him even in his youth? It is noticeable that some of the foreign-born witnesses and jurors in the different courts of this district on being sworn, up a part only, of the fingers of the right hand. Kansas. It has 3J pages of ads and paid a touching tribute of respect to the memory of the departed brother.

The ceremony closed with benediction pronounced by the pastor. Out of respect to his memory and in token of the esteem in which the deceased was held, every business house in the city wa3 closed during the obsequies. J. W. VanScoyoc was a citizen whom the community could ill afford to lose.

He was one of the first settlers, and its growth and development may be attributed in a large degree to his efforts and influence, which were ever exerted good. He was honest and conscientious in business affairs and "his word was as good as his bond." He was one of the most kindly, generous and companionable of men. No worthy munications, clippings and editorials A trial to secure a permanent in junction against a place charged to a liquor nuisance and a failure to evidence enuf to justify the is a new thing in this dis- v- trict, but it happened at Wakeeney jjMast week. The world has not changed very much in the last 500 years, for Chau cer describing the lawyer, might have had in mind living modern It is with a feeling of deep sadness that we perform our duty in recording the death of this pioneer of our community. For many yearsvbe! fered greatly at intermittent periods.

Originally a very strong, rugged man, his health was greatly impaired by the hardships he endured in the service of his country during the war of the Rebellion, His malady was chiefly an affliction of the heart, commonly called heart-disease, and in recent months the attacks had been more frequent and severe, causing his family and friends much apprehension and giving warning that the end was near. His suffering had been especially acute during the past few weeks, but when he was summoned to the "Great Beyond" his spirit responded in the manner in which he had so often expressed the wish to go; During the last day he was more free from pain than for many days, and consequently he Was more than ordinarily cheerful and even jovial. A few moments before his death, he stated, that he hoped to pass a restful night. He was sitting up in bed and had just addressed his wife in a humorous vein, when hjs heart suddenly ceased to perforrfi its functions and he fell back, deaq. It may be well said' of him that "sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, he wrapped the drapery of his couch about him and laid down to pleasjdrearos." Funeral services weri held at the U.

B. church in this cfty yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of the former pastor, (now presiding elder), Rev. J. W. Courtner, who de counterparts: Nowhere so busy a man as he there nas And yet he seemed busier than he was.

The lawyers stumbled miserably over Slav names in Trego county dis diers. He was blown clear of the boat, into the river; secured a piece of board and floated down the river until opposite Memphis, and was there rescued by some parties in a skiff. Afterwards was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, and there discharged on the 20th day of May, 1835, and returned to home and friends. He was married to Margaret E. Kelly, April 17, 1866.

Moved to McLean county, Illinois, and lived there until the fall of 1870. Then with his wife and two children, moved overland to Osage county, Kansas; stayed there until ths spring of 1871. He then came to Russell county, among the earliest settlers, having filed the third homestead that was filed in the county, (north of trict court last week when Guschew-sky sued Polkowsky. The former is of German and the latter of Bohe- mian ovfQ if inn Kn Vi a arvrjo enterprise or charity appealed to him in vain. Another old-timer sums up his virtues in this regard with the terse remark that "his latch-string was always on the outside." He was a deyoted husband, a kind father and a true friend.

Of his immediate family, he leaves to mourn his loss, his devoted wife whose hair is now silvered by the hand of time; who shared with him in the toil and privations of pioneer days, and in later years enjoyed with him the competency which beneficent providence bestowed upon those who remained here and persevered; also two sons, John M. and Walter A.VanSeoyoc, and two daughters, Mrs. Ari E. Brumfield, and Mrs. Gertie E.

Daniels. Two sons, Jame3 M. and Charles E. have preceded him to the other shore, having died in infancy. He was converted and united with Some people have fancied that this must be a sort of reservation in taking the oath.

But if they would notice closely they would see that three of the five digits of the hand are held aloft and the other two closed upon the palm. The purpose of this is said to be a recognition of a trinity in the Godhead; that is the three uplifted fingers allude to Father, Son and Holy Ghost, and instead of being an equivocation, mental reservation, or self -evasion, this form is said to be especially binding upon the consience of the taker of the oath, in his own opinion. (Continued on last iaire.) lookt alike to the attorneys. A Gove county paper reports the birth of a "big dishwasher" in a certain family. That's getting to be a doubtful way of designating a girl.

There is a decided tendency today to teach both boys and girls elementary housework, and to teach both sexes the use of simple tools, like the hammer, which have heretofore been regarded in America as belonging to the male sex only. Card of Thanks: The bereaved family desires to express their sincere and grateful thanks to the churches; the societies, and all other friends for the great kindness and assistance rendered them in behalf of their departed husband and.

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