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The Paola Record from Paola, Kansas • 1

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Topeka Ka THE PAOLA RECORD. I. PAOLA, WRECK AT MASTIN. Missouri Pacific Passenger Trains Come Together with Frightful Results. Within twenty-four hours the anniversary of the Stilwell wreck and within a few miles the same spot, due to the same disobedience of train orders, two heavy Missouri Pacific passenger trains going at a terrific speed, met head on about two miles southwest of Mastin at 7:52 o'clock Friday evening.

Both engines were completely demolished. The casuality list of one dead, August and Blooma, Clear Lake, S. thirty-one injured tell the terrible story. Among those injured from Miami county are Dale Lucas, Wagstaff, mail clerk, top of head crushed; Abe Elwell, engineer, internal injuries; James Furniss, Osawatomie, conductor, body bruised; W. J.

Payne, Osawatomie, head cut; Freeman Hulbat, Osawatomie, body bruised. Dr. J. D. Walthall was called to the scene of the wreck and was of great assistance to the injured.

When the Colorado Flyer, the finest train on the Missouri Pacific's Western divisior, left Kansas City 6:30 o'clock Friday evening her engineer, C. A. Slocum, one of the oldest. men on the line, carried orders to meet the Hoisington ac. commodation train, designated No.

36, at Mastin, the junetion of the Missouri Pacific and Frisco roads. The accommodation train, due in Kansas City Union depot at 7:30 o'clock, received orders at Paola to take the siding at Mastin. Being hopelessly delayed by bad track, Engineer Abe Elwell was making up time in order to take the siding and according to his own statement was "hitting the rails at about thirty-five miles an hour." The blinding rain had just ceased for an instant when the two trains met. In the middle of a culvert some forty feet in length and approaching an embankment of about twelve feet, the engines crashed together on but a moment's notice. Engineer Slocum of the "flyer" admitted that the wreck was due to his carelessness.

He said that his orders were to meet No. 36 at Mastin, but he forgot them. A wrecking train from Osawatomie arrived on the scene' about 9 o'clock and cleared the tracks. The injured were taken to Kansas City. Dies Suddenly.

THE Willie "Sees Things." In the Kansas City Journal of a few days ago, appeared an interview from one of our citizens, W. L. Joyce, relative to the high water and extreme misery caused thereby in Miami county. From the plaintive tone of his recital, outsiders (had they been charitably into disposed) their should pockets and contributed, have at least to the flood sufferers in the "Mills addition," which by the way is an unknown, and undesignated tract, in the city of Osawatomie. Mr.

Mills, it is true has built several fine houses in the north end of the city, himself occupying probably the finest residence in the county, which stands today intact, an accusing witness to Attorney Joyce's reputation for truth and veracity. Further on comes the statement that "between Osawatomie and Paola the water washed out a mile of the Frisco is the first time the Frisco has ever been discovered as running to Osawatomie. Now Miami county 1 has had bad luck in days gone -she has had choice collections of grasshoppers, and bugs of all kinds, has had her share of drought, hot winds (and air) and populists, has had Barrister Joyce for county attorney (one term), but this last is a body blow. We have known people to go to Kansas City to see the sights and have seen them ourselvesfrom the big elephant to the Mexican hairless dog- -but this is the first time any of our citizens have ever witnessed a Noah's Ark show from Union Avenue--and especially one, who it is known at home has such a holy horror of water in any way, shape or form. Next time you feel 'em coming on Willie, instead of breaking into the newspapers and giving us such an unwarranted advertisement, we will thank you kindly to break into the holdover and stay until the waters have subsided.

-OLD SETTLER. County Business. The Board of county commissioners of Miami county met as a board of equalization on Monday, June 6th. All the members of the board present. It was ordered: Valuation on the sw 11-17-24 in Middle Creek township be reduced $250 on account of erroneassessment.

ous The assessment on the sw 18-16-24 be reduced $100 on account erroneous assessment. The valuation the part of the ne 18- 16-24 be raised $50 on account of permanent improvements made. The valuation on part lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, bik 2. Wagstaff be raised $50 on account of permanent improvements made. That the assessment of the following real estate as returned by F.

B. Stem, assessor. of Paola, be cancelled as being an erroneous assessment, and the clerk is hereby ordered to take the same off the assessment rolls of the city of Paola for the reason that the same property has been assessed and returned by the assessor of Paola township, and is listed and assessed for taxation in Paola township under Chapter 538, Session laws of 1903. Said assessment so ordered cancelled being on the following described property and belonging to the following persons: The property of E. Ahrens as follows: lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, bik 7, Sims' addition to Paola; also part of the ne 16-17-23, containing 12.71 acres.

The property of Maud Joyce containing 6.74 acres in the northwest corner of blk 6, Sims' addition to Paola. The property belonging to C. F. Henson being a part of the nw 16-17-24, containing 6.60 acres. The property belonging to the M.

K. T. ex. tending along the north side of the last three pieces of property above described and extendfrom the section line on the east of 16-17-23 northwest along the line of the right of way to: a point opposite and parallel with the west line of East street of Paola. The assessment on lot 6 blk 9, Wagstaff, be reduced from 810 to 45 and that lot 4 bik 9, be raised from 85 to 810 on account of erroneous assessment.

Real Estate Transfers. Following are the transfers of real estate in Miami county for the week ending last Saturday, as furnished by Register of Deeds Land: Annie Dewne to McLaughlin lots 4 and 5 bik 26 Paola. 550 Barnes and wife to Whitaker the undivided of 40 ft off north end B. Louisburg. 600 Cramer and wife to Cramer se 11-18-24 (80 acres).

1750 Prentice and wife to Nickell lots 16, 17, 18 B. town of Beagle Me Laughlin and husband to Peiker Scheer lot 7 bik 32 Paola. 12000 The fire plugs about town have all received a new coat of black paint. The commissioners were in HeRsion the first of the week as a board of equalization. diate Historical Society MIAMI COUNTY, KANSAS.

Personal Mention. Will Maxwell was in Excelsior Springs Monday. B. T. Riley went up to St.

Joseph last Thursday and remained until Saturday. J. S. R. Worley of Osawatomie was in Paola the first of the week on business Frank Merrill spent the past week visiting at Lawrence and Kansas City.

Pearson Carmean shipped two car oads of heavy cattle from Paola Monday night. Miss Katherine Sellers returned Saturday from a week's visit with friends at Lawrence. B. J. Carver the rising young attorney of Osawatomie was in Pao.

la on business Monday. C. N. Grimes of Wagstaff shipped a car load of tine cattle from Wagstaff Monday night. Mr.

and Mrs. Fred R. Jolly now occupy the Flander's cottage recent. ly vacated by Fred Wells. F.

H. Geiseke and Geo. Keiser shipped a car load of hogs from Wagstaff last 'Tuesday night. Mrs. U.

H. Mallory went to Topeka Saturday to be with the wife of her NoD, Dean, who is very ill. A. N. English is taking a lay off from his work at McKoon Flan.

agan's store on account of sickness. W. T. McDaniel of Drexel was in town Monday on business connected with the settling of his mother's estate. Mrs.

James Block of Garnett who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. C. H. Paxton for the past ten days returned home Monday. Mrs.

G. E. Moore and son, Eddie went up to Kansas City Sunday to visit for a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Brewer. Mrs.

E. E. Potter and daughter, Georgia of Kansas City, spent Monday and Tuesday in Paola, guests of Mrs. N. M.

Hopkins and family. Will Oyster came home from Kansas City Saturday night. He had been in the city several days looking after some work for his father. Charles Neiswender came down from Kansas City Saturday evening. He bas been employed at the stock yards with the M.

K. T. commiss. ion company as book keeper. Clarence Straight came home Sunday from Colorado where he has been for the last year roughing it on the range.

Clarence looks well and had some great experience while in the West. H. S. Maynard, Osawatomie assessor of thetity city of was in town Monday. Heury turned in one of the finest sets of books in the coun.

ty and shows material gains for 0g. awatomie in the past year. Mrs. Rena Conner has bought a lot from David F. Dunn two blocks north of the square and will move her residence building which now stauds a block south onto it.

The consideration for the lot was $325. Geo. Irvin, who has a position an fireman at the asylum is taking a two week's vacation and came over Monday to see his Paola friends, Geo. was with the Paola Water for many years and has a wide acquaintance here. Mrs.

Mary Howard of Kansas City enronte to Paola to attend the funeral of her niece Mabel Shelby was among the passengers on the Missouri Pacific train that was wrecked Friday night. Mrs. Howard was slightly injured. Miss' Carrie Minich returned last week from Brainard, Minnesota, where she has been teaching the Art class in the schools. She has just completed her second year's work there to the entire satisfaction of the faculty and school board.

Miss Grace Carr, daughter of C. W. Carr, and her friend, Miss Emily Holmes of San Francisco stopped off in Paola Monday for a few day's visit with Miss Carr's father. The young ladies are route to the World's Fair. alisses Babe and Edith Stachling left the first of the week for a few weeks' visit to the Worlds Fair and before returning will make a pleas ure trip to the west where they have relatives and friends and where they may stay an indefinite time.

Will Shipp started his pacing horse, "Black Ace" at the race meeting at Nashua, lowa, last week and took third money. He will race him through Iowa, Indiana and Illinois before returning to Kausas if he shows goo.l form. THURSDAY, JUNE The Man on the Outside Sees Things and Gives Some Advice. And the waters receded, and the dry land appeared. We hope that for a time at least we can lay away the umbrella, but have seen no bow of promise.

Monday morning the streets were crowded with hog wagons. There is no better market in Eastern Kansas and the farmers understand it. Thursday evening was a repetition of the preceding Saturday in regard to moisture. Not only were the windows opened, but the entire roof seemed to be off. Paola is making rapid strides in the way of prominence; our citizens can scarcely light in Kansas City without being interviewed.

We notice the Journal of a few days ago caught a couple of our modern "George Washingtons." Speaking of George Washington, a boy with the "Father of his Country" cast of countenance, informed us recently that in climbing up to a squirrel's nest in the Wea bottoms, he was surprised to find seven young catfish therein, making themselves generally at home. This boy is likely to be interviewed. The prospective G. A. R.

reunion in Paola this fall will be the "biggest thing" we have ever had since the days of Populist parades. It is up to our citizens to this and a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull altogether will do it. Our sister city Osawatomie, has never been a very dry town but she has been squealing enough for the past two weeks. In their supplications for moisture they either forgot to name the brand wanted, or the orders got mixed. Country girl writes: "Should I accept attentions from a young man whom I know to be engaged to Well that depends on several things: First, whether or not the other is likely to catch on, and if so her probable course of action.

If she is a stuck up thing and you want to cut her out and are not fearful as to the outcome, and if you have a clear conscience and do not paint or wear false teeth or hair, we cannot think of a thing she can say or do to you and insofar as this goes, sail in. Second, the quality and quanof the young man's attentions may figure in the case. I would take a careful inventory of the said attentions and if they have no second hand ear marks, nor smell of cigarette smoke or stale beer (beer should always be fresh) you might venture to store a few of them away, at least until after the Fourth of July. No thanks neces- sary. Court Notes.

Appreciating the strenuous condition of the farmers Judge Sheldon permitted the jury to return home after the trial of only one case in district court Tuesday. Every case that could be carried over was and an adjourned session was set for July 11, with the jury to return July 18. Ed Shorts pleaded guilty to stealing overalls and brass fixtures from John Yater and was sentenced to the penitentiary. Wm. Harper who has been held with Shorts was discharged.

Thomas Hill was found guilty of steal a team, buggy and harness from R. Baskin about three years ago. Since that time Hill has spent two years in the asylum and upon his release was turned over to the officials here. Judge Sheldon gave him one year at Lansing. Divorces were granted on Tuesday to Bessie Arnold from J.

W. Arnold on the grounds of extreme cruelty and to Kate Matson from Scott W. Matson for grossing neglect of duty and abondonment. Arthur Fuller Dead. Arthur Fuller, the 15-year-old son of J.

L. Fuller, died Tuesday, June 7th after an illness of five weeks of spinal meningetis. The remains were taken to Atchison Wednesday and were laid away beside those of his mother and brother. A short funeral ser. vice was held at the home on north street at 3 o'clock Wednesday.

9, 1904. Another Big Oil Find. The Osawatomie Oil Gas company brought in well. No. 3 of the best in this territory.

It i is Saturday and it proved to one also on the Beebe tract. The well is estimated at 100 barrels per day and the oil is of excellent quality. This makes three producers on the this farm and the company have started the fourth 400 feet distant from well No. 3. The Osawatomie Oil Gas company this have done more to other open up territory than any company in the county.

The officers are all reliable business men of Osawatomie. The officeas are J. C. Chestnut, president; J. M.

Graft, 1st vice-president and gerteral manager; C. J. Ruhland, 2nd vice-president; Jos. S. Johnson, treasurer and J.

E. Scott, secretary. These men with F. L. Holt and Walter Barnes form the board of directors of the company.

A look at the names of the officers and directors is enough to inspire confidence amongst the citizens of Miami county that every thing in this company is on the square and all money invested will be guarded by careful management, but to our readers who are not personally acquainted with the officers, we can say that no better citizens nor more solid business men could have been selected from any community than these. There is also an advisory board of the stock holders to work in conjunction with the officers and directors of the company in the management of which H. H. Coombs is president, and H. M.

Garnett, vice-president and M. A. Roberts, secretary. Other members of the board are F. B.

Miller, W. A. Be Dell, S. K. Mhskipp, J.

C. Barr, J. W. Churchill, C. H.

Rudolph, J. L. Devoe, H. H. Reed, Otto Burklund, Geo.

P. Eichorn, M. F. Wiard and A. O.

ness men of Osawatomie and a Craigg. Every one leading busiguarantee of confidence to the people who wish to get in on the ground floor in the oil development in Miami county. Their stock is non-assessable and has a par value of $1 each, putting it in the reach of all and the man with one share will have his interests as carefully guarded as the man with a thousand. Let us develope our oil ourselves. This company has plenty of land leased and will pay dividends as soon as the pipe line establishes a market for their oil.

The wells are about one mile from where the pipe line goes through. Investigate the company's holdings and you will be convinced that this is not all oil talk but a legitimate enterprise. Wedding Bells. In the beautiful home of M. F.

Reese, one of Miami county's respected farmers, occured the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ada J. Reese to Mr. Jacob S. Hayden, the son of a respected farmer of this community. The day began rather gloomy but ended fair.

The sun chased the clouds away. Quite a number were in attendance, but principaly relatives of the two families. The bride was dressed in white, with white sash and gloves. The groom was dressed in black. The matrimonial ceremony was performed a few minutes after five p.

June 1st by Rev. A. C. Clendening, pastor of the Methodist church at Hillsdale. After the ceremony and congratulations we retired to the dining room and found a table copiously spread with good things which were partaken of by all and enjoyed and I think we did the repast justice.

They start out upon the voyage of life together, to share each others, joys and sorrows. We trust their joys may be many and sorrows few and the journey of life may be a pleasant one as well as a prosperous one and the waves of trouble may be stayed possible. They go to housekeepabout one mile west Reeses', where Mr. Hayden expects to farm. The infare will be given on Thursday, the 2nd inst, at Mr.

Geo. C. Hayden's, the father of the groom, and we presume a good time with many good things to eat. May their barks glide along smoothly together on life's tempestuous sea, guided by the one who makes no mistakes until they shall come to the end of the journey of life and be received into the haven of repose forever more. A FRIEND.

NUMBER 8. Dies in His Room. C. E. Caklins a traveling sales.

man representing Donne born a clothing firm of New York was found dead in his room at the Commercial house last Friday afternoon about 4 o'clock. Mr. Calking had been in Paola the entire week with the exception of Wednesday which spent in Louisburg. lie had left word on retiring each night not to be called in the morning, and so when he did not come to his meals on Friday the hotel people suspicioned nothing until late in the afternoon. J.

I. Huber proprietor of the hotel sent a porter up during the afternoon but could get no response from his knock, so at 4 o'clock he decided to investigate for himself. Through the transom Mr. Huber could see Mr. Calkins lying upon the bed in natural repose but the glance was sufficient to convince him that the man was dead.

At the coroners inquest which was held that evening it was decid. ed that Mr. Calking came to his death naturaly. Upon his person was found a receipt from the Malodge at Emporia and the of. fivers of Paola lodge notified Emporia of his death.

Telegrams were also sent to his wife at 17 east 39th street, Chicago and she requested that the body be forwarded to her which was done Saturday afternoon. Mr. Calkins had been traveling in this territory some years and a number of our merchants were acquainted with him, especially 80 was E. W. Mitchler to whom he had sold goods.

Mr. Calkins formerly lived at Emporia and retained his lodge membership at that place. Downs--Bennett. The marriage of Miss Mamie Bennett and Mr. Charles L.

Downs was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Bennett at Wagstaff at 8 o'clock last Thursday evening.

The ceremony was conducted by Rev. J. P. Clark of the Cumberlain Presbyterian church of that place. The Bible ceremony was used.

The wedding was a quiet one and was performed in the presence; of only the immediate friends and relatives of the contracting parties. The bride has only lived in Miami county a short time but has already formed a large circle of acquaintances. The groom is the junior member of the J. M. Rohrer Mercantile company of Wagstaff and is well and favorably known over the county.

Following the wedding came delightful refreshments. 'The young couple later drove to Paola and took the M. K. T. for St.

Louis where they will visit the World's Fair. Returning they will be at home at Wagstaff after June 10th. Miss Mabel C. Shelby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.

Robert Shelby, dropped dead Thursday morning at the home of her parents in this city. Miss Shelby had apparently been in good health, and had just returned from up town where she had been shopping She had gone into a bed. room upon the request of her mother to bring out some, articles of clothing, and, not returning promptly her mother went to the door to hind her daughter lying dead upon the floor. Dr. Walthall was called and gave as his opinion that the girl had fainted and in falling had struck her temple and expired from the blow.

Mabel Shelby was a member of the Paola High school and oue of the brightest and most accomplished of the colored students. She was born in Paola October 26, 1883 and thus was in her 20th year. The funeral was held from the A. M. E.

church at 2 o'clock Sunday, Rev. J. J. Pleasant conducting the services. Robert Shelby, father of the young lady, in one of Paola's most sabetantial and progressive colored men and the family have the gym.

pathy of all in their bereavement. School Board Meets. The board of education met in regular session Monday night. Bills to the amount of $160 were allowed and the matter of electing teachers for the coming year was taken up. Prof.

F. K. Ferguson was reelected principal of the High School with salary increased to $75 per month. Prof. Zinn has charge of the commercial department at $65.

Prof. Robbing gets his old place at $55, Miss Sellers at $55 and Miss Norris has charge of the music at $55. The same grade teachers were re-elected with the exception of Misses Kent and Werner who resigned and their places were filled by the election of Nellie Numbers, and Maggie Giles. Resolutions Thanks. At a regular meeting of of Me.

Caslin Post No. 117 G. A. R. held Saturday, June 4, 1904, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted: Resolved: That our thanks are due and tendered to Rev.

A. Z. McGogney for the sermon delivered at the opera house on Saturday, May 29th and to the singers Mrs. Maxwell, Vernon, Hopkins, Land, Scheer, and Miss Hopkins and Messrs Randall, Paxton and Robertson, also to Hon. Harry J.

Bone and J. O. Rankin far the addresses on Memorial day and to Revs. S. A.

Ross, Coburn, W. G. Lockhart, Stiles, and others for their services. There were many others who voluntarily assisted to whom our heartfelt thanks are due. Letter List.

The following unclaimed letters remain in the postoffice May 26, 1904. LADIES. Mrs. C. O.

Taylor Mrs. Elizabeth Griffith Miss Nettie Enning Miss Alexander Mrs. Rosie E. Armstrong GENTLEMEN. George Mitchel Arthur Williams B.

F. Lyons John H. Lowden Ernest Gunther Leonard Collins Tom Cunningham Joe Wenzel Stepano Beninato F. D. Charles Eestes Baker.

When calling for these letters, please "advertised." W. P. BOSWORTH. P. say Children's Day at the M.

E. Church. Children's day will be observed at the Methodist Episcopal church next Sunday with appropriate services both morning and evening. The chief feature of the morning service will be the consecration of several infants and children by christian baptism. The Juniors will have charge of the music at the evening service and have in prepa.

ration a fine program. A special invitation to parents and children and a cordial welcome for everybody..

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