- - The Courier-Democrat. VOL. XLVIII. official coumtt paper. SENECA, NEMAHA COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1911. official citt papm. NO . 48 P District Court The two barrels of liquor seized by the authorities upon the arrest of M. A. Ugorek, were destroyed at the crossing north of the jail Saturday afternoon at two o'clock by order of the court. Mr. Ugorek plead guilty to one count and received a sentence of thirty days and a fine of $100. He was paroled. Frank Schuler who plead guilty to the charge'of stealing $25 from Mr. VanAerman of Goff, constituting grand larceny was sentenced to serve indeterminate time of from one to five years in the State Reformatory at Hutchison, Kansas. Ross Green whose parole from the State Reformatory was violated, was sentenced to serve an indeterminate sentence of from one to seven years in the State Reformatory. The case envolving the recovery of money by J. D. Shough from the Mo. Pacific Railway was dismissed by agreement, the Railroad company pay ing the costs. Henry G. Mehlin received a judgment upon a suit on note for the sum of $604.06 against Jacob T. Blauer. The mortgage held by Timothy F. Egan as administrator of the estate of Father Glbert Nuonno, deceased against A 1 marine H. Bird, and G. J. Michaelis and wife was foreclosed and property ordered sold. The case brought by Peter Buser to set aside the will of Catherine Berns, George A. Guild as executor, Joseph Buser sr. et al, defendents, was dismissed and a judgment rendered against the plaintiff for costs. Partition as ordered in the case of Thomas Rogers vs. Helen M. Haug, et al. George W. Johnson, Anton Wempe and R.. L. Wheeler were appointed commissioners. Ci333 dismissal were: The State of Kansas vs. Ed. Plummer; State vs Allen Allen; State vs H. Chirsch; all for the sale of intoxicating liquor of which crime they had bean found guilty in the justice court and for which they have served or are now serving sentence. P. G. Chastain's suit againt C. F. Vetal for the recov ery of money; the American Seeding Company againt C. A. Buser; the Wetmore State Bank vs O. M. Well, et al, ; the slander case of Ida May Vilott vs Anna Clark; the State Bank of Kelly vs E. E. Ridgeway and the case of Roy Hesseltine vs the Fostser Halcomb Investment Co. were also dismissed. Continuance will be made of the damage suit of Winnie Bliesner vs Fred Keehn; C. W .Vilott vs J. H. Vilott; J. L.Wylie vs the State Bank of Bern and F. L. Mills vs Alice Met-calf and Margeret Dreisbach vs Jacob Spring. Water Levick has opened a panta torium west of the fire house. He resigned his position in Britt's barber shop. F. M. Newton has spent about half of his two weeks vacation from his route. Mrs. Edward White is sub stitute carrier. Miss Ruth Moriarty of Blaine who has been nursing in the neighborhood of Sabetha has gone to Blaine for a visit with relative s. Mr. and Mrs. George Roots have rented the Belshaw cottage to be vacated soon by D. R. Thompson a nd family. Mrs. John Hampton and Thomas Roots went to Manhattan Monday to help their parents in their preparations to move. William Livingston has purchased a stock of merchandise at Sterling, Nebraska and has already taken possession. Miss Elsie Livingston went to SterlingjTuesday to assist her father. It is quite probable that the family will move there.. Dr. and Mrs. August Roeder and baby of Kansas City were in Seneca the past week to attend the Stroh-meyer -Roeder wedding. August is taking a dental course and has passed his first examination. He returned to the city Monday leaving Mrs. Roeder for a longer' visit - with 'ner grandmothers, Mrs. Hugo and Mrs. Fred Fischer. Put that money back- Just forget that "roof expense" item. Put the "repair money" back, in your pocket. You're not going to need it, . This time, before you cover your buildings, you're going to investigate prepared roofings and as sure as you do, you'll use Peerless. Your money does more than its share when it brings Peerless Prepared Roofing. The moment your building is covered with Peerless, all expense ceases. This roofing is on for good. You can forget your "roof troubles" for will end them. The real quality that's in the material insures wear on the roof. Remember that there's a twenty-year old reputation behind every roll of roofing that bears the Peerless mark. The makers have to make Peerless so it makes good, because they can't afford to sacrifice the prestige they've spent twenty years a'building. We've samples here for you. Come and get them. We've informa- , tion that will save you dollars real ones on the next building you roof. Find out about it today. ' ' ' , . " J. P. Koelzer Lumber Company Seneca, Kansas Reviews Exciting History. T. H. Edgar of Sabetha was in Seneca, Monday and in a call at this office reviewed the interesting story which he gave to the Sabetha Herald for publication four years ago. Mr. Edgar is an early settler in this locality and old enough to remember the time of the forty-niners and his own personal .connection with the events of that day. Mr. Edgar had four half brothers and a cousin who braved the dan?rs of the Sante Fe trail together with a large company of neighbors and friends who left Gales-burg, Illinois for the golden west. The company crossed the Mississippi at Oquawka just below Nauvoo, ' the old Mormon town. The trail , led through Sabetha and Mr. Edgar tells of a treasure in gold dust left some- wheres near the trail . in , Brown or Nemaha counties at the time of an attack by Indians on the return trip of a few of the successful prospectors. Mr. Edgar's brothers and the cousin were fortunate in their quest for gold and pne started on the return trip to Illnois but three remained for some time. Safety of travel in those days could only be found in sheer force of num bers and there were only a few ready to return at the time which furnishes this incident. Many a white man's scalp was taken and those who sickened and died from the hardships were buried along the trail where some of the graves are yet seen. Great was the hazard of those who made the return trip laden with the heavy saddle bags of gold which they used for pillows by night. It was es timated that the return ompany carried $100,000 in dust in all. M. Edgar's bother and cousin by name of Burner each had $20,000 in dust and a pony. ' he company had several narrow escapes and camped with westbound trains at night when they could. They were somewhere near Fort Leavenworth when they were surprised by a band of , Indians and nearly all of the party were 'massacred. None survived excepting Edgar's brother and Burner. Surrounded by savages the two grabbed their saddle bags and made their escape. Supplies were abandoned. Following the trail as nearly as they dared and hiding at times they became so exhausted that they decided to leave the gold in a safe place. A largo grty rjc! on the prairie to one side of the trail with an abandoned wolf's hole under it seemed to them a secure place. Tbey filled in over their treasure and took a good look at surrouding land marks so as to locate it on their re turn. After reaching the Fort in an exhaused condition they formed a company and rode back over the trail. A four days ride from the Fort brought them to the camp where the Indians had burned the wagons but no trace of men or horses was left. Then the search began for the gold. But neither could they find the rock nor any place that looked familiar as the hiding place of their fortune and late ' in the fall they returnd to the Fort. They reached Illinois penniless. That winter they organized another company in Illinos to search the old trail and again, twenty years later, they took up the quest only to meet with bitter disappointment. The search is in a way responsible for Mr. Edgar's decision to locate near here twenty-five years ago. The gold may still be intact in its hiding palace somewhere in Nemaha or Brown counties or may possibly have been scattered by the plowman who could not have recogniz ed it from gravel or sand. Mr. Edgar was interested in the skeletons recent ly found on the Dalsing farm near here. It is altogether possible that these bones may be those of some of that unfortunate party of long ago. Miss Marie Campbell was the guest of Miss Mina Garber at Holton last week. John Heinen and daughter, Miss Frances, are home from their visit with relatives in Illinois. Mr. and Mrj. F. J. Noll of Win chester, Kansas, camo Saturday to visit their daughter, Mrs. Nolte. Jerome Aziere shipped a car of hogs to the St. Joseph market Monday night, he acompanying the shipment. John Kerns has sold his interest in the dray line to his former partner, Frank Baser. Immediate possession was given. Copyright 191t The House of Kuppenhamer Chicago I Aviators of Clothing We are flying at the top on the Suit Question, as we will demonstrate to you why we are at the top. By buying of undisputed manufacturers early when the lines are at the top and for cash. This enables us to show you the best possible suits at $10.00 $11.00 $12.00 $15.00 and up, on the market as they are absolutely all-wool, elegantly lined and trimmed, made to fit and stay that way. The patterns are of the very latest, Brown Effects, Blue Serge, Fancies in Scotches and Cheviots. Our goods must give satisfaction. Buehler Clothing Co., ...MEN'S AND BOYS' OUTFITTERS... Mrs. Lela Sams of Centralia has enrolled as a student in the Keister t ailorir.g school in Frankfort. Miss Beulah Vorhes of Lincoln is the guest of her brother, J. J. Vorhes and family. , Mrs. Chester Cawccd of Wetmore and Mrs. D. H. Fitzgerald of Kelly were guests of Mrs. Frank Carl this week. Will Ross of Smith Center, Kansas was the guest of his cousiin, W. F. Thompson, Sunday. He was on his - way to Monmouth, 111. to attend college.- ' ' . Our Market Letter. Kanas City Stock Yards, Septem ber 11, 1911. Cattle receipts last week were slightly larger than in the previous week, but were still far below the run same week a year ago. . Cattle are doing well on pastures now, and owners are holding back. Colorado and the West par ticularly are running short of a year ago at this time. These conditions would - seem to point to heavy runs late this month and in October, but there are those who say the total supply for this fall is short, and that it will come along gradually, and not be felt in any excessive supply at any time. Owners have been waiting also for an advance in the market, or at least, for prices a little firmer than those prevailing the last few weeks. Middle and upper grades of killing steers made a small advance last week, but quarantines sold a little lower, and stockers and feeders quit the week in bad shape. The run today is 6000 head, including 2000 calves, which is more in line with usual September Monday runs than heretofore. Prices are steady to ten lower today, the best killers holding steady. Top natives brought $8.00 today, yearlings $7.75, short fed steers $5. 75 to $7. 25. Native pasture cattle are not nearly as good quality as in recent weeks, and the best rare ly get above $7.00. Quarantine supplies are running double those of a year ago, but are decrasing each week, CO cars in the ccuthcin division here today, steers steady to 10 lower, at $4.00 to $5.25. Thirteen cars of Colorado steers, from Debeque, were here last week, 1124 lbs., at $5.20 and $4.95. Steers of same brand and from same range sold at this time last year at $4.65, and weighed 1147 lbs. Butcher grades sell steady today, cows $3.00 to $5.25, including can- ners, bulls $3.00 to$ 4.40, calves $ 4.50 to $7.75. Stockers and feci!- ers declined 10 to 25 cents last week, slow steady today, stockers $3.50 to $5.25, feeders $4.25 to $5.85. .Hog supplies are .increasing, which affords packers opportunity to enforce declines. The low spot recently was touched the middle of last week, but as supplies have run smaller ( since then prices have recovered a little. Run is 6000 here today, market strong to 5 higher, top $7.35, bulk of sales $7.10 to $7,30. No very great increase in receipts is expected before the early winter, and it looks like present values should hold gooc1, particularly in viaw of the fact that they are two dollars lower than a year Ego at this time. Sheep and lambs sre running to market in ex, trerr.ely great lumbers frcm the Northwest, and prices are tumbling. Chicago and Omaha are over loaded every day, the former market having 40,000 today, and Omaha 50,000. These conditions make a very mean market for sellers. Run here today is 12,000, and while supples at this point are fairly heavy they are nothing like. . the runs at Northern points and the stuff can be moved easily here Prices are steady here today, best lambs worth 5.50, yearlings, 4.25, wethers 3.60, ewes 3.35, breeding ewes 3.75. Feeding lambs bring up to 5.25, and feeding sheep sell in line withkiller3. J. A. Rickart, Market Correspondent. BAKIHG PGWDER Absolutely Pure The only Baking Powder made from Royal G rape C ream of Tartar NO ALUM, NO LIME PHOSPHATE The east side of the Emery-Jordan store building is receiving interior decoration. Frank Zimmerman is son to move there from his present location in the Felt Block. The walls are being frescoed by C. C. White and Mr. Zimmerman is to have a music room that is altogether in line with his extensive business. "Bert Woods is advertising a farm sale ' in these columns this week. Bert has decided to quit the farm and he will hold his sale on Thursday the 21st of this month. He will move his family into the house now being vacated by A. M Kinney and family. Bert will be associated for a time with C. A.. Japhet in the manufacture of the Japhet "Leader" Burner. The Three Fall Winners IN CLOTHES STYLES Grey-Brown -Blue Sl"l I 1 UT-A i 14 1 ttfil V fHU JT OUAKANTLEft HE ASSORTMENT here is great, the style is according to latest fashions and the quality is most favorable for the prices we ask. Greys in light or dark, Browns in nut, salmon or reddish shades, and the largest line of plain and fancy Blue Serges we have ever shown. We want you to see this handsome line of suits and how reasonable the prices are at $10.00 $12.50 $15.00 $18.00 and $20.00 D. J. Firstenberger & Son "On the Corner"
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