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DEVELOPMENT IN SIX DECADE A PANORAMA OF ACHIEVEMENT Republic County Pioneers Suffered Untold Hardships Hardships in Clearing Way That Descendants Descendants Might Carry On. Decoy$ Attract an Eagle—Not Diicfe^ ('Ii:f The Telescope's Scandi'a Corresnnnitent i An American eagle, attracted by live duck decoys, was shot by George Jeandebeur near Scandia last week. Mr. Jeandebeur arose early in the morning and with his live decoys decoys .set out for his favorite "blind" on the river south of Scandia. He staked the decoys in the river and returned to cover, awaiting the arrival of some wild ducks. No ducks appeared, but the quack, quack of the decoys attracted attracted an eagle, searching for a morning meal. But as the eagle swooped low toward his prey, he fell from a shot out of Jeande- bour's shotgun, The bird's wingspread wingspread mea-sured seven feet. By A. Q. MILLER, Sr. S IXTY years may not seem a very big span in the life of a nation, nation, yet it represents the entire period of the development of Republic county and this section of Kansas. Within the lifetime lifetime of some of the present day residents of the county has passed in panorama practically all the recorded history of the county—the agricultural, commercial, and educational development. development. They have personally witnessed the whole story, all the wonderful achievements have been accomplished since they \ homesteaded the virgin prairie of Republic county. What a wonderful story of progress and development it is- within the lifetime of some of our oldest citizens—from the pioneer days of the buffalo and Indian to this modern age of science and invention with its comforts and luxuries. Present day residents of Republic county have v.'itnessed the turning of the virgin soil into prolific wheat and corn fields; they have seen the sod and frame school houses displaced with modern brick buildings; they have witnessed the coal oil lamp superceded superceded by the electric light and have seen the old fashioned cook stove and hai'd coal burner displaced by modern gas burners fed by pipe lines stretching hundreds of miles across the country. They have seen Ihe oxcart and lumber wagon and horse drawn implement superceded by the high powered truck and trac- ti.r and sixteen-cylinder automobile, to say nothing of the advent of the commercial airplane. Trails to Paved Roads Present day residents of Republic county who came hei'e in covered wagons wagons have v.'itnessed the coniing of the telephone, radio, and talking picture. picture. Within their time they have seen the crooked trails called roads running diagonally across the country country transformed into modern gravel, brick, and concrete highways, carrying carrying thousands of automobiles daily from every state in the union. They have seen the development of the mail service from a primitive mail delivery delivery of once a week from the nearest railroad station to the modern rural List Four Auctions in Today's Telescope Four auction sales immediately following following Thanksgiving day are advertised advertised in today's Telescope. Each sale | offers a good property list. Frank Thomas will hold his sale Friday, at the Rudy Lahodny farm 2 miles south and XV -i west of Narka. Ton horses and mules, 17 cattle, machinery, machinery, household goods and miscellany

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  1. The Belleville Telescope,
  2. 27 Nov 1930, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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