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Jan. 3, 1912 Keller boys butchered 2 hogs. One Poll Bull $2.25 for the Bull and 1.50 each for the hogs. Sold the hide of the bull for 8ct., 70 lbs. $5.60. They cut the beef up in steaks and pieces to suit cooking made the sausage and rendered the lard. All was done for less than I could do it for and much better. Butchered 3 more later. Feb. 1912.
Saturday Jan. 6, 1912 Brought the horses and colts from the Ranch 26 head all in good condition Jan.
Bought of Charley Falstitch all of the stock pasture and grass on the east 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of section 10 Town 3/R1 west in Pulaski Co., Ind. for $20.00 and paid him check $20.00 on Monterey Bank Jan. 1, 1912.
Jan 1, 1912 Peter Holman See ledger 163 presc self .75
2nd L. D. Allen to visit self 1.00; 3rd 1.00
2nd H. Reneholt Trustee to visit wife Wes Hiland 2.00; 3rd 2.00; 4th 2.00; 7th presc extra 1.00; 9th Mrs. Hiland 1.00; 10th 2.00
3rd. Thomas Hoefner to visit self Dead when I arrived cause of death ascending peripheral paralysis of the left foot and leg extending up until it reached his heart then instant death. 3.00
5th Albert Lampkee to visit boy 3.50
5th Mrs. Hoffner to visit daughter at church Paid 1.00
5th Wes Hiland to beef 21 lbs.at 16 cts 1.26
6th Burt Long to visit babe 2.00
Page 2 Jan 13, 19112 A. J. Kelsey filled the ice house with ice 12 inches thick very fine. Lon Hiland with my team and W. E. Kelsey with Dolly and Pinee helped.
Jan. 7, 1912 Burt Long to visit babe 2.00, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12, Paid $2.00 each visit.
Jan 8th Wm Keller to visit babe 1.00
10th H. C. Reneholt to visit Winter boy consultation 5.00
8th John Decker to presc wife Extra 1.50
11th H. C. Reneholt to visit boy Masters. See Ledger 318 3.75, 12th; 3.75; 14th 3.75
13th L. D. Allen to visit self 1.00, 13th 1.00; 14th 1.00; 15th 1.00
13th Sam Baker presc wife paid 1.00
14th Mrs. Vankerk to visit self paid 3.00
14th H. C. Reneholt to visit wife of Wes Hiland 2.00 Pres, Marc .75; 15th babe .50
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Wes Hiland went to Leiters and got a wagon load of soft coal from C. Sales Sunday the 14th of Jan. 1912. 570 lbs. was put in the wood house for me 1425 lbs. Lon Hiland put in where he lives. 2 barrels for me and 5 barrels for Lon Hiland 285 lbs. each barrel. Making 1995 lbs. leaving the balance of near one ton for Wes Hiland . Coal cost 20cts pr hundred. What I got was 570 x20 =11400.$1.14' Lon Hiland 1425 x20 =28500 $2.85
Jan 20 Lon pays 1.00 on coal bill.
15th H. C. Reneholt to visit Mrs. Hiland 1.50
Jan 17 Drove from John Meyers Overmire place 30 head of cattle and turned them in the Charley Falstitch stacks north of Whiteside place. Also drove from the barn on Shenk place 25 head and turned them in the same pasture. I paid John Myers 7.00 the balance due for the straw and the feeding it out and watering them. I drove them over on the 27th of Dec. 1911 and took them away on the 17th of Jan. 1912. I had 30 head there the straw and feeding it cost me $20.00. About one dollar pr day.
Jan. 17 Betty had 10 pigs 8 or 9 of them living and doing well Jan. 20th.
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Jan. 17 1912 George Uhl to visit boy 2.00 Made arrangements over the phone to give medical attention to Mrs. R. Haynes
17th H. C. Reneholt Trustee to visit Mrs. Haynes $2.75; 18th 2.75; 19th 2.75; 20th 2.75; 22nd 2.75; presc. Reubin .75; 23rd visit Mrs. Haynes 2.75.
Copeland to presc girl .75
16th Al Master presc cash .75
19th L. D. Allen presc self .75
20th Wes Hiland Dr. to coal 4.56cts. paid one dollar on the coal bill leaving a balance due of 3.56
21 1/2 bush potatoes .50
21st Mrs. E. Vankerk to visit self paid 3.00
21 Oswald Smith to presc wife .75
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Jan. 21, 1912 Eat dinner & supper at Emma Hartman's The Frankee girls from Ft. Wayne there visiting.
Jan 21, John Decker to pressc Arthur 1.00
21, Al Master to presc celestine .75
21, Lon Hiland to presc wife .75
22, George Sellers to visit wife 3.00
22, H. C. Reneholt Trustee to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00, 23, 300,
25, Oswald Smith to visit wife 2.75; presc wife 1.00
25, H.C. Reneholt Trustee to visit Mrs. Haynes 2.75
25, L. D. Allen to visit self 1.00
25, A. Brucker to presc child paid .65
25, Mrs. Vankerk to presc self .75
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Jan 25 Dock MacKentie to presc wife .75
26 Samp Allen to presc child wife got it .75
27 Henry C. Reneholt Trustee to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00; 29th 3.00, to presc Reuben .75
27 George Uhl to visit boy 2.00; 27 presc babe .75; 29, visit boy 2.00; 29 to presc 2 others 1.50
29, Mrs. Vankerk to visit self paid 3.00
29 Wm Hartman to attend wife obest. 8.00 boy
31 Al Jordan to presc wife paid .50 balance due .25 .75
31 George Chittic to visit uncle 1.50
This month $125.00
31 H. C. Reneholt Trustee to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00
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I turned about 70 head of cattle in the corn stalk pasture I bought of Wm Winters on the Misner place February 3rd. 1912.
Feb. 1 bought of Wm Winters the following articles. One riding breaking plow, one moline steel plow, one tile scoop, one hay rack, two double corn culivators and paid him all that I owe on the articles including the stalk pasture except $4.00 and West to hall one load of household goods next Tuesday to Bruces Lake Station.
1, Henry Bergene to visit wife 3.50; 3rd 3.50; 6th to presc wife .75
1st George Chittick to visit Unkle Josey 3.50; 3rd 3.50
1st Mike Ford to call wife & presc paid 1.00
2nd. H. C. Reneholt to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00
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Feb. 3, 1912 Mrs. Vankerk to presc self .75
5. H. C. Reneholt to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00; 7th 3.00
9. Mrs. Vankerk to visit self 3.00
Wes Hiland to coal got at Ora, Ind. 2450 lbs. at 4.50 pr ton.Owes $1.00 on the Leiters coal yet.
Lon's share $1.78 paid 100 Feb. 10 Balance due 78 paid in full Feb. 17, 1912
7. George Chittic to visit Joseph Pryor 3.50
8. Henry Bergene to visist wife 3.50
7. Vick Follmar to visit Mary paid 1.00
8. Vick Follmar to visit Mary 1.00; 9. 1.00; 10. morning, evening 2.00
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I contracted with Bush Tile Manufacture at the Fred Tile Land for the broken or fractured tile call the culls as follows.
8 inch 30 cts. pr rod; 7 inch 25 cts. pr rod.; 6 inch 20 cts.; 5 inch 15 cts. 10 inch 10 cts pr rod.
No tile that will not stand the halling and handeling to be counted. There is about 15 rods of the 8 inch tile and possibly near 60 rods of the other sizes. He stated today that I had halled about 102 rods of 8 inch tile at 70 cts pr rod which was all the first quality of tile on hand none paid for this date. Feb. 2, 1912.
Feb. 9 Hall the 2 first loads of 8 inch culls over to Ranch 206 . Halled down from tile with 2 loads of culls.
Wes paid one dollar on the coal got at Leiters leaving a balance of 50 of the Leiters coal not paid.
There is due from West 5.57 for coal got at Ora.
Page 10 Book 17 Record of the weather from Jan. 1st 1912 and on to date stated observation at 6 AM generally.
Jan 1. 10 above zero calm
2. 19 above snowing a little
3. 10 " calm sunshine
4. 10 " " "
5. I below a little windy. On the 5 of Jan. 1911, 8 below. The coldest of the winter on the morning of the 4th 1911. 2 above zero at Chicago1911. Jan. 51/10 of a degree below zero. The temperature in the winter is close to the Chicago temperature. Temperature stood not more than 4 deg. above 8 all day.
6. 1 zero cold and frosty
7. 16 below clear calm 2 above at 2 PM
8. 10 at 6 AM snowing
9. 1 below
10. 1 below
11, 10 above snowed in afternoon.
12. 1 below clear & calm
13. 8 below clear & calm
14. 16 above cloudy calm looks for snow
15. 3 below zero calm
16. 8 " "
17. 30 above blustering snow evening 40 above.
18. 42 above raining
19. 10 " clear
20. 14 " calm
21. 10 " "
22. 32 " "
23. 36 " "
24. 16 " "
25. 16 " "
26. 28 " "
27. 24 " "
28. 20 above zero calm
29. 24 " " "
30. 20 " " "
31. 18 " " " snowed 3 inches
This has been the coldest January in 40 years or more. But 2 days that was above the freezing point in
the morning at 6 AM The ice on the lake is about 16 inches thick. There was but little wind during the
entire month. No cracking of the timber nor hoving up of building as other cold winters. One of the unusual.
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Feb. 1. 30 above zero calm and snowing a little. Snowed a little all day.
2. 10 above zero a little wind, most of the day sunshine.
3. 1 below " still snowing cold all day 10 above at 3.
4. 10 below zero clear & calm
5. 1 below calm & almost clear
6. 10 above
7. 20 above calm
8. 2 below calm & clear
9. 8 below " "
10. 10 below " "
11. 20 above " "
12. 10 below " "
13. 8 " "
14. 28 above "
15. 36 above
16. 26 above " cloudy
17. 28 above " "
18. 12 above " "
19. 31 above " "
20. 30 above "
21. 26 above snowing and blizzard like drifting great.
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Feb. 21st Wednesday morning at 6 AM 26 above zero snowing and blowing blizzard like drifting continued all day thermometer registering at 12 noon 20 above zero. In the evening 18 above zero. The storm is as great as I ever see witness in 50 years. Wind from the North
22. 6AM 18 above zero wind from the north west rather calm and no snow blowing at 7 AM. The drift is very great in places on the north side of buildings and fences the greatest.
23. 22 above calm chilly
24. 38 " " & almost clear
25. 36 " " " "
26. 30 " stormy
27. 8 " calm & clear
28. 20 " " "
29. 14 " " " not over 18 all day ground frozen near 4 feet deep yet.
March 1 Come in cold, calm and clear 4 above zero.
2. 6 above calm part clear.
3. 10 " " snow a little
4. 8 " "
5. 4 " " almost clear
6. 6 " "
7. 14 " " snowed in eve
8. 26 " " " "
9. 8 " " clear
10. 10 " " "
11. 24 " " snowed most all day
12. 28 " " snow 4 inches deep
13. 10 " " snow laying on
14. 28 " " raining in the afternoon
15. 28 " snowing wind from the east all day in the evening 6 inches deep
16. 8 "
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Feb. 10 L. D. Allen to presc self .75
10. H. C. Reneholt to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00
8. M. Vogel to call wife 1.00
11. L. D. Allen to visit self 1.00
11. Vick Follmar to visit Mary 1.00; 12. 1.00; 13. 1.00; 14. 1.00
11. H. C. Reneholt to visit little boy at Wes Washburn Catarahl fever 1.00; 12. 1.00; 13.1.00
13. Abe Ginther to presc self paid 1.25
13. H. C. Reneholt to visit boy at Washburn 1.50; 14. 1.50
13. H. C. Reneholt to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00
13. Frank Stahl to prec wife ext. 1.50
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Wrights & Niels Sale Feb. 19, 1912
Feb. 14, 1912 John Cheney to visit girl 4.75
14. L. D. Allen to visit self 1.00
14. S. C. Allen to presc self paid 1.00
16. H. C. Reneholt to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00
17. John Chenney to pressc girl 1.25
16. Jordan to presc 1.00
19. H. C. Reneholt to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00
19. Bought at Wrights sale & Niel's One riding plow, one mower, two sets of harness one light anad one heavy, one cow paid cash for the shole $121 Saving about $5 on the lot.
27. L. D. Allen to presc extra .75
Page 15 Book 17 Feb. 20, 1912 Ordered from Sears Roebuck & Co. 4 rolls of woven wire. No. 32 H 5207 heavy 40 rods. each 33 in high.$36.48 2 rolls of 40 rods each heavy 26 inches high No 32 H 5225 12.96. $49.44
Contracted with Ed Lewis for 300 bushels of corn at the market price at Monterey or Lawton corn to be delivered to me at Monterey.
2 first loads down at the Shenk barn one 34 in high and the other 26 inches high. One load 34 in high
halled down to lower barn. Next load at 42 in high next at lower barn 42 in high.
Page 16 Book 17 Dolly was served by Runion 3 year old stud Feb. 20th 1912.
Feb. 21 Hickens to visit Mrs. Reed 2.00
22nd. Snowed commencing about 1 AM and got quite cold until 8 AM Snow about 2 inches deep,
stormy. We had 4 days of fine weather previous on the 17th, 18 & 19, 20th. Much like spring. The
cattle are doing well and now out on the Mizener land in the corn stocks I bought of Winters about 65
head. The horses are also doing well on the C. Falstitch 80, north of the Whiteside place 19 head.
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Cecil Coats commenced to work under his contract Friday morning Feb. 24, 1912 Paid him cash 2.00 Saturday evening out at the barn where unloading timothy hay Feb. 24, $2.00 Lost Monday morning town. 2nd. Paid $5 by West Hiland 5.00
9. Paid $5
9. Wes Hiland paid the money 5.00
16 to cash $4 and one on boots $5.00
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Feb. 24 J. Wentzel to visit self 3.75; 25. 3.75; 25. night 3.75; 26. 3.75 To A. J. Consultation 5.00
24th Del Jordan to presc wife paid 1.00
24. Ben Bruce to presc wife & Nellie paid 1.75
24 John Decker to presc wife ext 1.50
25 H. C. Reneholt to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00; 27. 3.00; March 2. 3.00; to presc boy at
27th. Jordan Wentzel to visit self 3.50 Died about 12.30 suddenly due to a fit of apoplexy of the brain reflecting to the heart.
March 2 Ed. Se---- to visit babe 3.50; 4. 3.50; presc. wife .75
2. L. D. Allen to presc self .75
Page 19 Book 17 A. J. Kelsey and Augusta Kelsey made a quit claim deed to Edmond Wentzel for
all that part of land lieing on the east side of Bruces Lake outlet described as follows: the north east
quarter of the north east quarter of section 35 town No 31 Range one west in Pulaski Co. Ind. except
that part of said described land that was deeded by Edmond Wentzel to WmKelsey in 1895 Apr. 10th.
March 1, 1912 W. E. Kelsey is 53 years old this morning. Born at Winamac, Ind. The winter
seemingly was over at that ime. I had made my garden as early as the 10th of February. There was
plenty of grass for the cattle in the prairie slews. Wild ducks were numerous no cold weather after
March 1st. The winter of 1860 was very similar to the winter of 1859. I made my garden in February
same as in 1860 and there was no cold to injure anything. I sent out orchard at the Fish Pond in
January. The buds were so much swollen they were almost ready to burst open, plenty of grass for
cattle. There has been several winters since much like the winters of '58, 1859, & 1860 and 1861.
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March 3, 1912 L. D. Allen to visit self 1.00
4. Mrs. Amand Stubbs Cr by cash in full by Geneva Harmon 3.50
5. Ed Louis to visit babe 3.50; 6th 3.50; evening 3.50
5. H. C. Reneholt Trustee to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00; to visit girl of Wes Hiland 1.50; 6th to visit girl of Wes Hiland 1.50; 7th to visit W.H. girl 1.50; 8th to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00; 10th to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00
7. Ed Lewis to visit babe 3.50; visit babe 3.50
7. Adam Kline to presc girl paid .75; 10th. to call girl 1.50
7. Leslie Stubbs to visit babe and consult with Dr. A.J. Kelsey 5.00
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Lawson D. Allen died March 4th 1912 I attend him from Feb. 27, 1905 to March 3rd, 1912 Cause of
sickness that led up to death as reported in the death certificate as follows asthma. Progressive mental
degeneration senility apoplexy, duration 7 years.
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March 12, 1912 I settled with Ed Lewis. He owed me $85.00. I settled with him everything to the above date except 4 loads of corn he halled me since March first about 145 bushels.
March 8 Marg Cobey to call babe 1.50; 10 to presc babe .75
9th. Ed Lewis to presc boy .50; 10th to visit babe 3.50; to presc wife .50
10th Feece to presc wife .50
13. H. S. Reinholt to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00
13. Adam Kline to presc self 1.00; 13th to presc wife paid .50, 13th girl .25, 13th to presc mother .50
13 M. Cobey to call self 1.25; 13th to presc babe .75; 13th babe .75.
H. C. Rineholt Trustee to visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00; 16th visit Mrs. Haynes 3.00
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March 3, 1912 Purchased of Ed Lewis 300 bush corn to be delivered at Monterey at 88 cts pr hundred. March 4 first loads halled in one load 35 inches high, one load 26 inches high.
5th Next load halled to lower barn 35 inches high. Next load halled to town 42 inches high.
14th Next halled to lower barn 42 inches high.
18th 44 inches high at lower barn. This is all paid for by cash and Doctor bill. Corn not very good. Worth not more than 50 cts. pr bushel.
March 19, 1912 I drover over to the Ranch about 40 head of cattle including little calve and turned
them in on the stock south of the house. They all looked pretty fair. See them on the 21st all right.
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Record of the weather since March 15th 1912. See page 12 & 11 and ten for record of weather since Jan. 1st 1912. Temp at 6 AM.
March 16. 8 above zero snow 6 inches deep and hanging on the trees. In the afternoon it melted most of the snow.
17. 29 above zero calm & almost clear.
18. 28 " " " " "
19. 34 " " " " "
20. 20 " " cold wind snow all gone. River highest since the Burhle Bridge was build in the river bottom. In the afternoon a terrible snow storm about 20 above zero.
21. 18 above winterey snow near 6 inches deep cloudy cold all day and no thawing.
22. 8 above zero clear & calm
23 20 above zero cloudy & calm
24. 26 " " "
25. 20 almost clear
26. 30 " " " "
28. 34 " " " "
29. 34 " " cloudy
30. 28 " " " frosty
Apr. 1 34 above zero
2. 31 " "
3. 30 " " clear
4. 38 " " "
5. 48 " " "
11. 40 " " "
12. 38 " " "
13. 40 " " "
14. 20 " " "
16. 40 " " "
17. 35 cloudy and chilly
18. 30 snowing a little melting
21. Rained very hard in the evening
22. Drizzling most of the day
23. 29 3 below freezing clear
26. Windy 45 above zero
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W. E. Kelsey extracted the 2 last teeth that the plate was held on by in my lower jaw gold bridge work March 23, 1912. The plate was low on account of the teeth being quite loose.
March 22 Charley Lent to visit boy 3.50; 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, each visit 3.50
31 Henry Reneholt Trustee, O. Ked bill for medical service rendered R. Haynes and wife from Aug. 12, 1911 to March 16, 1912 $125.25
25. John Decker to presc wife extra 1.25
26. Simon Lehman to visit wife 2.75; 29th to presc wife .75
26. Reed at Higgins to visit self 2.00
27. H. C. Reneholt Trustee to visit wife of West Hiland 2.00
27. to visit John Drake 1.00; 28th to visit WH wife 2.00, 29, 30, 31, each 2.00
21. Milo Pryor to visit self 3.50; 30 to visit Rait 2.00
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Alfalfa clover seed arrived from E. J. Kelsey Kansas March 27, 1912. The Purdue alfalfa team was here at Monterey, Ind. March 27, 1912 lecturing how to grow alfalfa and its use as compared with other food products for stock.
March 29 Made woven wire fence on the west end of Kleckner place.
March 27-28-29 Marbaughs blow out March 27, 28, & 29 pretty good crowd.
Mar. 30 W. E. Kelsey saws wood , Coats helps him.
Commenced to plow for oats and clover seed Apr. 8, 1912 in the field west of the plum orchard where
I had alsieke clover. Plowed it 7 inches deep then harrowed it. Then rolled it and drilled 1 bushel of
oats with disked drill. Then sowed 1 bushel of clover seed small variety to each 10 acres and
harrowed it over with W. E. Kelsey's flexible harrow in the afternoon of the 13. In find condition and
ought to bring a fair crop of oats and a good stand of clover on the part of the field on the south that
belongs to WEK there was mammoth clover seed sown variety about 3 acres. Then sowed next page
over to 30
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I went to Rochester this day Apr. 2 to attend medical meeting. Paper read on ------collapied condition of infant's lungs at time of birth.
Apr 2. Charley Davison to visit girl 3.75
2. S. C. Allen to presc paid .60
2. Mrs. Al Jordan to presc Sel 1.25
3. C. Lent to visit boy 3.50; 5th 3.50; 8th 3.50; 11th 3.50; 15th 3.50
11. Woman at A. Smith's to call & presc child and presc 2 days 1.00 & .50
12. Robert King to visit little boy 3.50; 13th 3.50
13. John Decker to presc wife 1.00
Apr. 16 H. C. Reneholt to visit John Drake 1.00; 17th 1.00;18th 1.00; 19th 1.00
17. Simon Lehman Cr. by cash in full 3.50
18. C. Lent to visit boy 3.50
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Set a hen Sunday morning Apr. 26, 1911 old window frame out near the feeding coop. To hatch the 11th of May.
Apr.19 Henry Winters to visit babe 2.75; 20, 21, 23, 25, each visit 2.75
20th C. lent to visit boy 3.50; to presc girl .75; 25th. to visit boy 3.50
20th S. C. Allen to presc self paid 1.00
repaired the fence next to Kelly land at the Ranch. There is much water in the ditches and on some of the farms in Stark County on account of no tile drainage. Repaired and built fence on Kleckner 80 Apr. 27. Put up about 120 rods of woven wire 40 was done the 27 of Aprile between my land and Scheuer's. The other put up in March 1912.
25th Apr. Girl at Samp Allen's prescription to date 4, 75 cts each she says charge it to Samp Allen 3.00.
27th Lou Keller to visit self 2.50 morning, night 7 visits 28, 29, 30, 2.50 each total $17.50
Page 30 Book 17 See page 27
Plum orchard one round with alfalfa clover seed. Apr. 17 commenced to plow 5 acre field north of first field for oats and clover. Drilled it to oats on the 20th after harrowing it well one bushel pr acre with the disk drill. Then sowed the south 1/2 to clover seed got from raising of John Decker but did not harrow it in as intended on account of the dashing heavy rain Sunday evening which will likely put it in deep enough. The north 1/2 of the same 5 acres sowed the same variety of seed on the 23rd and harrowed it in well. I will notice the difference if any in getting a stand. I sowed a strip on the east side with alfalfa seed as an experiment. The plot that was well harrowed was decidedly the best stand although the land of the other piece north was the best ground. Sept. 1912 and July 1913.
Louis Keller to visit self settled brought over 2.50 & 17.50 $20.00
June 8, 1912 settled by cash in full for last expense during last sickness . Bal. due me for one visit
Page 31 Book 17 Runion stallion is a Belgium and Norman making of a fine horse, 3 yr old now 1912 Bird had colt Apr. 26, 1912 mare bred by Kailey Belgium Apr. 26, she was bred the 28th of May 1911, May 6, bred her to Runion our own horse June 1, Bred her to Norman that Campbell stood last year.
May 8 Babe had a colt May 8, 1912 Horse from Kailey Belgium
Aug. 24, Bred her to Runion. May 11, Coly Olds mare had a colt. Horse from Kailey's Norman black.
Bred Bara Cobey mare to my own horse Runion Belgium sorrel 3 yr old colt 9 days after she had a colt May 6 bred her.
Brown mare babes colt had a colt June 1sst 1912 mare from Prince
Bred the 2 bay mares to Runion.June 6 & 7. The one that had the colt last year and the slender bay mare that broke the rope.
July 15 Bred Topsy to Runion Bred Bay mare that pulled back so hard July 18, 1912.
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Apr. 27. Henry Winters to visit boy 2.75; 29th to visit boy 2.75; May 5 to call 1.00
May 25 H. C. Reneholt Trustee to visit Mrs. J. Drake 1.00
May 26 Mrs. Seprue to visit girl 1.00
27. Ike Overmire to presc self .50
29. Charley Lent to visit boy 3.50
30. R. King to visit Maggy's babe 3.50
30. to presc King .75 May 31. babe 3.00, Maggy .75; to visit babe 3.50
30. Clarence Shall to visit self paid 1.00
May 1 C. Lent to visit boy 3.50; 5th visit boy 3.50
May 1. Louis Keller to visit self 2.50; 3rd. Died May 2, 1912
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May 3. Sam Allen to presc self Paid 1.00
2. Jenny Miller to presc self Paid .65
3. John Decker to presc wife 1.00
10. Robert King to visit boy 3.50; to presc wife .75; extra 1.00
7. Vick Follmar to visit girl, wife paid 1.00
Charley Lent has worked 2 3/4 days in the ditch on the Brasmire land to date Friday evening May 10, 1912.
8. Vick Follmar to visit girl 1.00, 9th, 10th, 11th, also !.00 each
9. Lost a heifer in calving Wes Hiland neglected to look after her as ordered several times in the last
month on account of her not in good plight.
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About May 1st, 1912 4 of the breeding sows served by the Red male hog.
May 1st 1912, I planted the following apple trees down at the Shenk orchard at the barn as follows: 10 Rome Beauty on the north end. 10 Baldwin next, 15 Stark most all on the south part of the orchard.
May 10th I planted on the north end of the plum orchard where the Burbank plum trees are growing in
between each row of trees Baldwin apple. 15 Stark next 2 rows. 10 Rhode Island Greening next 2
rows south of the Stark. Then I planted Early Crawford peach trees south of the 2 rows of Rhode
Island Greening apple trees. May 11, 1912 Next rows Engle Mammoth, Next rows Gold Drop, Next
rows Late Crawford.
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May 11, 1912 I planted 25 Late Crawford on the Reister place.
I planted about one acre of potatoes where we thrashed wheat at the Ranch June 7 & 8, 1912. Planted
near one acre on the 4 acre piece of ground south of the dredge ditch June the 12, 1912. First plowed
the ground about 7 inches deep. Then harrowed it over twice. Then sowed about 150 lbs. of muriate
of potash and land plaster broadcast by hand. Then furrowed it out by going twice in each row. Then
planted the potatoes 16 inches apart one piece in each place. Then split the middle with the shovel
plow then harrow it over twice to cover them. A splendid rain fell the same night that was much needed.
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May 20 Robert King to visit wife 3.75; 21st to ex presc wife 1.00
20. C. Lent to visit boy 3.50; 23 presc boy .75
24. George Sellers to visit girl 3.00
H. C. Reneholt 25 to visit John Drake twenty visits between May 25- June 18. !.00 each.
June 11 Mcksell to visit self 2.50 12. operating absess 3.50
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May 20, 1912 Finished plowing and planting corn on the Shenk farm about 65 acres all in fine condition.
15. John Decker to presc wife extra. 1.25
May 20. Monday morning 1912 Commenced to plow for corn on the big field at the Ranch where we grew wheat the season of 1911. Finished planting June 1st. The east 1/2 planted white corn I got of A. J. Kelsey we harrowed the field after planting both ways. It is now in fine condition.
W. E. Kelsey planted onion seed at the Ranch May 22, 1912 near 3 acres he stated. On May 24 he
planted potatoes on the west of where he planted the onion seed. I planted sugar corn in the lot out
south of John Marbaughs July 4, also planted in the field at the school house were it was missing July 2,
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June 17, 1912 Ordered from Sears & Roebuck: 30 rolls of Oriental slate surface roofing 3 1/2 ply 1.75 pr roll. 52.50
30 rolls Best of All asphalt roofing 3 1/2 ply 1.62 pr roll 48.60 Sent check for same $101.10
June 11 George Sellers to visit wife 3.00; 19th visit wife 3.00
I replanted the north west corner of the 40 acres cornfield next to where W. E. Kelsey has his onions
and potatoes growing. June 24, 1912 with the corn I got of Leslie Stubbs he brought from Michigan. I
want to know what there will be from the replant may be a good kind to plant anytime as late as the
25th of June on low or high land. The Stubbs corn is no good.
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From Sears & Roebuck & Co. I ordered 5 bales of woven wire No.--- 26 in high price 14 & 7/10th ct pr rod minus 2 inches $29.40
2 kegs of nails 8 & 20 $4.10 100 lbs serial binder line $6.50 I sent a check for $40.90 June 28, 1912.
Aug. 31, 1912 I ordered from Sears & Roe 30 rolls of Best of All asphalt roofing 3 1/2 ply long nails for 1.62 pr roll $48.60.
Sept 3, Ordered from S.& R. 1/2 doz white shirts No. 15 medium short length No. 33K26 .79 cts. $5.74
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July 2,3,4,5,6 and 7, 1912 I planted sugar corn in the field at the school house about 200 hills also planted out on the Bill Knot lots 50 hills.
I finished cutting the rye for hay on the strip next to Kelley's July 5, 1912 fine quality and considerable in quantity makes fine hay.
Sunday June 1912 Great rain and hail storm Sat. July 6 rain fine during the evening and night. Sunday
7 rain hearty. corn oats onions potatoes and crops doing fine where it has been properly cultivated.
The corn now at the school house 5 to 6 feet high. All of the corn has been well cultivated and is now
pretty clean. Prospects is now good for a fine crop on our land. On the lands of most all others the
prospect is not good on account of poor farming and out of season in preparing the seed bed and
cultivating after the crop come up.
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July 9 Wes Hiland went to his father in laws to see his wife's brother. Fool like son and wife no better.
Aug. 23 Thrashed oats and rye by Jim Diltz Bush of oats 402. Bush of rye 114
May 16 1912 Old Jersey C. Lewis cow served. C. Lewis heifer Bundle both by all 3 of the hereford bull.
16. Heifer Bundle motled faced 2 yr old served.
25. Motled face cow looks like Sela served by Beecher.
25. Also heifer with short tail by young bull of AJK. I sold her.
June 10. Daisy white face Wes milked little while face Old Jersey.
June 16. Calf 8 months old.
18. Cow with horns nice bag, Bay several others served.
10. John Decker to presc wife 1.00
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H. C. Reneholt Trustee
July to visit Willie Hiland 1.50 July 11 to Aug. 16--9 visits 1.50 each, 16th presc .75
24th. Sella Brucker to presc wife 1.00 presc girl Paid .50
21 John Ells to visit self 3.50; 23. visit self 3.50; 24 visit self 3.50 paid.
21 Vick Follmar to pres babe .50
July 21 Carl Wagner to visit wife 1.00; 22, 23, 24, 2..00 each; 25th 1.00 Sept 2. settled by cash in full.
25. Vick Follmar to visit babe 1.00
25. S. C. Allen to presc self paid 1.00
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July 28, 1912 Sela served by Bitish. There has been several of the cows served during the month of July 1912. Making the time of calving in the month of Aprile 1913.
29th Cecil Coats to pres wife .75
28. John Decker to presc wife extra 1.50
30 Vick Follmar to presc.75
Rained today in the evening quite a good deal in some places much more than others.
8. Levi Heter to visit self 3.50
8. Vick Follmar to presc babe .50
10. Put in a bridge at the Ranch across the dredge ditch Sat. forenoon the 10, 1912
10. Rained hard today at Monterey.
10. Cecil Coats to presc wife. .75.
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On the night of the 17th of August 1912 and morning of the 18th it rained very hard at Monterey and North so the river raised more than 5 feet in 24 hours.
14. John Collins to visit wife $4.75 ; Presc wife 4.75; 14. .75; 14. .75; 20th visit wife 1.00; 26. to presc .75
16. George Guise to visit self 3.50; 18th to call self 1.25 Paid in full 4.75.
18. Jack Pryor to visit boy 3.50
18. John Decker to presc wife extra 1.25
19. Sam Allen to presc self 1.00
17. Lib Mahler to visit self 2.75; 19. 2.75; 21. to visit self 2.75.
20. Wm Hartman to visit girl 1.00
Thrashed rye & oats this day. Thursday August 21 & 22.
402 bush oats & 114 bush rye
Rained in the afternoon very hard. Got through thrashing at 1/2 past 10 AM just in time. Luckey straw
all in barn. (sic)
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26. Wm Lopp to visit self night 3.00; 2.50; 2.50
27th Cecil Coats to presc self .75
26. George Wolfrom to visit wife 1.00
26. J. Decker to presc wife 1.25.
27. Vick Follmar's acct. to date $7.50
26. Henry Moon to visit Wm Lopp nigtht 2.75; 26th 2.50 & 2.50; 27. 2.50, night 2.75
28. 2.50; 29. morning 2.50, evening 2.50; 30 Lopp 2.50; 31 2.50, Sept. 1, 2,3,4, 2.50 each. 5th to
visit twice and catherlizing 5.00
Page 47 Book 17. August 27 George Wolfrom 1.00; 28. 1.00
29. H. Reneholt Trustee to visit Wes Hiland's 1.50; 1. to visit Wes H. wife 1.50; 2 to visit Wes H. wife 1.50
Aug. 31, 1912 I ordered 30 rolls of Best of All asphalt roofing from S&R 3 1/2 ply. Sent check $48.60
Aug. 31 Marion Drake to visit wife 3.00; 2. visit wife 3.00; 4. visit wife 1.00 to presc wife extra 1.00
Sept 1. Levi Heter to visit self 3.50; 3. visit self 3.50
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Bought of Marbaugh Bros Deering mower 2 sickle, one guard and 2---- one wrench and one monkey
wrench, oil can for $40.00. $42 they said was the price and that the machine cost them $38.00 I
commemced to use the machine at the Ranch were the Canada thistles were grown over next to the
Mike Kelley farm in the afternoon of the 3rd of Sept. 1912. The machine done good work and
appeared to run easy.
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Sept.5. Albert Brucker to visit self See ledger 237 2.75; 7th. 2.75; 9th 2.75. $8.25
5. H. C. Reneholt to visit child at Wes Washburn 3.75; 6. Wes Washburn 3.75; 6. to visit child at Wes Washburn 3.75; to presc. extra child .75
5. Homer Taylor to visit boy and caut. boys throat 3.75.
5. H. C. Reneholt to visit W. Hiland's babe 1.50
Henry Moore Trustee Aubbeenaubee Township Fulton Co., Ind. to visit Wm Loop morn. 2.75; evening 2.75; 7th morning 2.75; evening 2.75; 8. morning; evening 5.50; 9th morning & evening 2.75 & 2.75; 10. morning & evening 2.75; 11. morning & evening 2.75; 12. to visit night 2.75; 20th to visit night 2.75.
9. Levi Heter to visit self 3.50
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August 14th 1912 5AM
I am 77 years old this day. Physically and mentally well preserved. Able to work and attend to business as well as 25 years ago. In no respect do I notice any ailing nor any tendency to the development of ailing of any kind. I am energetic and disporal to move along in business as in the past. I am quicker to observe conditions in affairs of my own and that of others and dispored to be more precise in all things. My nature towards all mankind as to desire that all do well. Not disposed to be envious or jealous of those who succeed better than myself in fairs in general.
My ambition is to do as well as the best taking into consideration opportunity. In the practice of medicine it is much easier to comprehend and understand pathological conditions of the sick and treat the sick with better results than 20 years ago. I am not desiring to engage in the practice of medicine and surgery but if the people want my service I take pride in rendering service to them because of this good opinion of my ability to benefit them in sickness. I feel easiest when I have no one depending on me for medical service. When I have any patient that is seriously sick I am constant studying their condition and what is best to do. In most all cases it is easy for me to treat the various ailings successfully as the best can do without guessing as is the case with many physicians. It is natural for me to quickly know what is ailing and what to prescribe in most all cases.
In my farming I desire to do as well as the best in everything in the way of raising good crops. I aim to
lead up to a better way of farming that all may succeed better than they do. I notice that the disposition
of most farmers is to be stubborn and not follow those who do best. Human nature crops out and says I
want with a very large per ct of those engaged in farming or they are confounded ignorant or lazy may
be both. My politics is the same as has been since the days of Lincoln progressive in all things that is
needed by reason of changed condition from year to year.
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I am a firm believer in the protective policy of the Republican party as enunciated in the last Republican convention at Chicago in June 1912, which is the Lincoln policy. I am of the opinion that the policy of the Democratic party as enunerated at Baltimore on the question of tariff namely Tariff for Revenue only if carried out will breed a panic if they succeed in getting control of the government by both branches of Congress. In regard to Roosevelt butting in and wanting the nomination for President of the United States I regard his action in the matter unwise, unpatriotic and extremely foolish on his part and also on the part of the Bosses he has booming his cause.
I am of the opinion that the party will go down in defeat and disgrace in time from the fact it is as great
humbug on the part of the leaders to claim they are able to do better than the old Republican party. I
am of the opinion that they cannot do near so well from the fact the leaders are no more intelligent nor
more desirous of good government and do a class job possessed with stability as are the leaders of the SO-.
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Sept. 6, 1912 Frank horse colt out of the Barton mare died from spasmodic colic induced by heat and
possibly accute indigestion at 7 PM sudden. I drove him on the 5th about 25 miles not fast at anytime
and did not feed him but little seemed to be all right. On the 6th I drove him not about 20 miles not fast.
I noticed in the morning after I stated that his bowels were very loose the discharged or gas squirted
away not but a few times and the rectum turned out showing irritation. He did not appear to have any
pain or distress nor want to lay down when I drove in about 11 o'clock. When I unharnessed him and
took him in the stable he laid down but did not manifest any pain. I concluded from the way he acted
he needed to be kept quiet and he would get all right. I am now satisfied that he needed treatment that
would relieve the distress and avoid an attack of spasmodic colic that was so great that his heart was
touch with spasmotic that stopped it's action and killed him in a few minutes. Had I give him 1 oz of Fr
of opium or 4 oz of CTopi every hour from the time I unhitched him until all pain subsided he would
have lived, and been all right in a few hours and saved $150.00 worth of property. It is carelessness on
the part of any one not to observe more closely than I did that led to the loss. I fed him on the evening
of the sixth about 10 o'clock about 2 qts of rye is the only feed that might have not agreed with him and
caused the diarrhea that led to the spasmodic colic that killed him. I am of the opinion that rye is not a
safe feed for horses nor very good for anything else unless it is mixed with oats or something else so not
more than 1 qt of it is feed at any one time. I never see the bowels of a horse affected with diarrhea as
was in this case. The squishing was a continuous stream 1/2 inch in diameter on the same slimy
discharge and the turning out of the rectum was preculiar after the discharge ceased for a minute or
more. There being not pain or sighns of distress is what deceived me.
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Commenced to feed the hogs in the pen at town Sunday the 8th day of Sept 1912. I intend to feed
them full and expect to get as much growth in 1 month as I would in two after the weather gets cold.
The weather since the 1st day of Sept, 1902 has been exceedingly hot every day being up in the 80's 3
as high as 94 in the shade. The corn has made a wonderful development in maturing. The field is on
the Shenk place is now almost to dry to cut up. On the Ranch in Stark Co. the prospect is best for a
well matured crop corn that has been for 10 years. Two weeks more of the kind of weather we have
had since the first of Sept will make the crop safe against frost. Pastures are fine and the weeds are
very large in all of the corn fields especially in the corn and fields at the Ranch in Stark Co.
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Sept. 9, 1912 I sold cattle as follows 14 head
Poll angus cow 61.50
J. Meips cow 26.70
Heifer from Wagner cow
Motled faced cow wild 103
One red white face heifer horns
Will's heifer calf from Goldy 20.62
5 sucking calves for 72.50
One that Miliser cow nursed 9.00
Jersey cow from Clover 40.00
All amounting to 353.85
I gave Will check for his share of the proceeds 56.60
leaving a balance due me of $297.25
Average price for the 14 head $25.27 1/2 pr head. The best sale I ever made of cattle.
Wm Allen at Bunker Hill died Sept 14, 1912.
I ordered from Sweetzer Drain Tile Co. Sweetzer, Ind. 250 rods of 6 inch and 50 rods of 5 inch Sept. 17, 1912.
H. C. Moon trustee to visit Wm Lopp 10, 11,12, 20, 2.75 each visit.
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Sept. 17, 1912 Rep Congress convention at Logansport, Ind.
Sept. 16, 1912 C. Davison to visit boy 3.75
16. George Guise to visit see ledger 366 3.50; 17. to inquest as to sanity 5.00
19. H. C. Reneholt to visit W. Hiland's wife 2.00; 23. to presc Willie .75; 25. to visit wife 1.00
21. H. C. Reneholt to pres little boy at Wes Washburn .75; 21 to presc little girl .75.
20. John Decker to presc wife extra 1.25
24. A.M Kleckner to surgical --- paid 5.00 Dec. 6, 1912
21. Levi Heter to visit self 3.00; Oct. 1. to visit self 3.00.
27 Henry Moon Trustee to visit Wm Lopp 2.75; Oct. 1, 2.75; 6. 2.75; 10. to presc Mrs. Lopp .75
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Sept. 18, 1912 Ordered from Mongomery Ward & Co. the following articles.
1 pr rubber boots size No.7 2.95
1 pr ladies ------- Size No. 7 .99
1 pr arctic over shoes " " 1.05
1 pr mens late style ---
patent leather shoes size No.7 11 94000
1 pr. Ladies soft kid shoes size No. 7 11 4045 1.12 $8.00
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Received $5 five dollars pay in full to date for labor pr contract for Dr. Wm Kelsey Sept. 21, 1912 Signed Cecil Coats
Received of Wm Kelsey five dollars in full of all demands to date for work pr contract Poor hand.
No good Sept. 21, 1912 Signed Wesley Hiland
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I put in the seed corn crib Sept. 29, 1912 about 4 bushels of choice seed corn suited to high lands and pretty good for low lands. The seed is a crop from the Walkers golden dent and Early dent corn that has been grown near Monterey 50 years or more.
W. E. Kelsey finished topping his onions at the Ranch Nov. 25, 1912.
Page 61 Book 17 Oct. 5, 19112 Levi Heter to visit self 3.00
4. Del Hazen to visit wife 3.75
3. Al Shall to visit boys consultation 5.00; 5. to visit boys 2.75; 6. 2.75
6. H. C. Moon Trustee to visit Wm Lopp 2.75
6. Elizabeth Mahler to visit self 2.75; 7. morning 2.75; 8. evening 2.75; 9. 2.75; 10. 2.75; 11. 2.75; 11. to visit night with Dr. T. 5.00; 12 to visit 2.75; 13. 2.75
7th. Harvey Mahler to presc self .75
10. H. C. Moon to visit W. Lopp 2.75
Oct 6. George Wolfrom Dr. to 7 ball games played on my land at 3 pr game pr agreement $21.00 last
game with Winamac. There has been 10 games played up to Sunday evening the 20th of Nov. the last
2 with Winamac & the Bush 30
Page 62 Book 17 Tile from Sweetser Drain Tile Co. Sweetser, Ind. 4000 rods of 6 inch; 800 rods of 5 inch cost $120.00; Broken tile 34 35 6 inch; Broken tile 5 inch 4 5 come to 92 cts. Freight 33.24 Sent check for Bal and 85.65
Oct. 7, 1912 Sent check and statement.
I purchased of Mrs. Mary E. Eklebemer now was Rice House and Lot No 8 in Eli Demore original plot
of the Town of Monterey, Ind. for $350 and have paid at this date on same check $300.00 date of
check Oct. 12, 1912 I will owe her 42.78 cts when she gives possession which she agrees to give on
or before Nov. 1, 1912. The tax was $7.22 which I deducted from the $50 dollars that would be due
if the tax had been paid up in full.
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14. Mrs. Elizabeth Mahler to visit self paid 2.75; 15. 2.75
12. Levi Heter to visit self 3.50; 17. 3.50
14. Harvey Mahler to presc self .75
15. C. Lent to visit wife not paid 3.75
Oct. 14. Roosevelt shot at Milwaukee by a maniac so reported.
15. Leslie Stubbs to visit child 2.75
15. Jack Pryor to visit wife 3.50; 17. 3.50
18. John Decker to presc wife 1.00
18. H. C. Reneholt to presc Willie Hiland .75; 19. 2.00; 20, 21, 22, 23, all 2.00 each
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Oct. 19, 1912 I sowed rye where I put tile in the open ditch and plow in a strip 20 to 30 feet wide and seeded to timothy Oct. 19, 1912.
24. H. C. Reneholt to visit Willie Hiland 2.00; 25, 26, 27, each 2.00
22. Levi Heter to visit self 3.50; 24 3.50; 28. 3.50; 29. 3.50
31. To boy Scots Emulsion 1.00 Nov. 6. to visit night 5.00
22. D. Haschell to visit self & extra presc paid 1.50; 25. 1.00; 26. 1.00
22. John Decker to visit girl 1.00; 24, 27, Dec. 1. 1.00 each
Oct 1 H. C. Reneholt Trustee to visit boy Wes Washburn 3.75; 2. night 4.75; 3. 3.75; 6. to presc boy .75
28. H. C. Reneholt Trustee to visit Willie Hiland 2.00; 29, 30, 31, Nov. 1. 2., 2.00 each
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Oct. 31st, Rained all day sometimes quite hard also rained all night and in the morning Nov. 1st still
rained. The rain is cold almost enough to sleet or snow. The month of October has been warm and
fine for doing work of most all kinds. The farmers generally are behind with their work considerable
clover seed yet to thrash. No corn yet in crib of consequence. The corn crop is better than common
and price right from the field 50 cts pr bushel. The potatoe crop much better than last year 1911 worth
40 cts pr bushel. Onion crop a bumper of good quality in this locality price 30 cts. The price is low on
account of fear of a Democratic panic and no purchasing power on the part of the consumers. The
prospects indicates a Democratic victory at this time Nov. 5, 1912 which will tend to cause stagnation
in business and lower wages for the laborers such is the history of the past when the Democratic party
controls the government stagnation in business except the rich who has a picknick gobbling up the poor
mans home and property at greatly reduced prices sometimes not more than 25 pr ct of the real value
and there by making the rich man richer and the poor man poorer. History generally is repeated. The
Democratic politicians are great humbugs and false in their statements. They will say anything to fool
the people in order to get the office. It may be possible they have no more sense that he believe that
they are telling the truth. They are hypocrites if they know better.
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Monday morning Oct. 2nd, 1912 I am of the opinion there will be what is called a Democratic victory November 5th, 1912 electing Woodrow Wilson President and Tom Marshall Vice President. In the event of their election there will be stagnation in business all over the United States of America in less than 20 days after the announcement of their election, which will continue until the business men of the whole nation can see that a return of the old Republican party or even a good prospect of a return at the next general election 1914 & 1916.
The chief reason why such a state of things should come to pass is on account of the Tariff for Revenue platform and fear of men of good judgement that there will be a great slump in business and for the further reason there is no harmony in the Democratic party to legislate on the question of the Tariff and for the further reason the policy of the Democratic party is not suited to the wants of the people of the United States except that class who do not care and have nothing to loose by reason of a panic and want an excuse to play dead Beat, eat soup and beg. The common people of the Democratic party who want good times are deceived by the leaders of the Democratic party who appeal to the passions and prejudices of the people by their lieing and possibly because they do not know any better than to do such things having received their education in political matters from such men as W. J. Bryan and Henry Watterson both great humbugers and have been for more than 20 years both men of great in-fluence slick enough to make people believe they are honest and are telling the truth when they write and talk on the question of Tariff.
There is no party that can make the people of the United States properous unless the Tariff for Revenue is adjusted on lines that will in some degree be protecting to the various industries of the United States of America. That has been demonstrated fully in the past.when Grover Cleveland was President in 1893 4, 5 & 6. During his administration millions of people suffered for food and comfort, many thousands lost their homes and all of their earthly possessions. Many died from want and many became insane by reason of loosing their homes and all they possessed. Yet the Democratic party meaning the leaders never confess their wrong doings, but on the contrary lied and to this day continue to have repeated the same conditon either through their ignorance else because they do not care a dam for people in common may be they are both.
I have no confidence in such men who are so brutal not making any effort to get out of the rut that does so much injury to the common people for more than 30 yrs. The policy of the Democratic party is such that it makes it possible for the rich to gobble up the poor people's possessions at one fourth its value in case they get control of the government as they had in l893 4,5,6. Their policy then made the poor man poorer and the rich man richer, and will do the same in 1913, 14, &15 if they succeed November 5, 1912. Soup houses, idle people, tramps will be existing all over as it was during the Democratic panic when Cleveland was president.
The Democratic policy will lead to lowering the prices of laborers destroy the farmers market and make it more difficult for people to make a good living such as they now enjoy. Yet men by reason of their political ambition is such they will vote to make themselves miserable in order to gratify their sportive nature. I am of the opinion that Roosevelt will fall down and be greatly disappointed and humiliated by reason of his bolting at the Republican Convention at Chicago. Disgraced and denounced and hated by the people of the United States of America. He will go down in history the same as Andrew Johnson, S. W. Curtis, Walter J. Gresham. John J. Ingals, J. B. Weaver and other soreheads. And men who over estimated their worthiness and greatness and ability to do better than others. In the event of a panick following a Democratic victory Nov. 5, 1912 Roosevelt will be considered the chief of causing the panic by reason of destroying the harmony of the Republican party prior to the Chicago Republican Convention in June 1912 and at the convention when the same was in session and by his butting in and organizing the 3rs party called the Bull Moose party which is nothing more or less than a great humbuging of people in order to secure his nomination and election for the office of President of the United States of America.
Roosevelt is egotistical bigoted, fanatical, extremist. He has greatly over estimated himself and has ability to make a very large pr ct of the people of the United States believe he is all he claims for himself. When in fact he is a first class humbuger and he knows it and pursues the course he does to further his ends and ambitions. There is now a slump in the market caused by the fear of a Democratic victory Nov. 5, 1912.
Page 70 The slump will continue to increase until the election is over and will then increase or decrease depending whether Republican gain the day or the Democrats. Either Taft or Roosevelt will stand off stagnation in business and panic from the fact the platform on the main question which makes the nation prosperous is one like the others; namely the Tariff adjusted in that way that will not paralize the various industries in the United States and rob the laboring people of an opportunity of saving a dollar.
The American people have wisdom enough to get in shelter when they see or fear a storm is coming. This is the reason why there is a slump before the Democrats gets in power.
It is what the Democrats in their platform Tariff for Revenue only that frightens the business men of the nation if they think there is a prospect of a Democratic victory. The Democratic party is composed of men who claim to be the leaders that are so discordant in their opinion on the great question that makes the nation prosperous that they cannot agree and therefore fail to legislate to suit the great mass of the people of the United States. They fight like a lot of Kill Kinney cats when in congress and while they are fighting the country goes to the devil as is the old saying and the poor and needy suffer. The rich get richer. In 1892 Glover Cleveland was elected president of the United States on a free trade platform. Tariff for Revenue only with both branches of Congress. In less than 24 hours after the news was heraled through the nation the panick commenced and continued for 3 years or more. Business of all kinds throught the whole nation was paralized millions of people were out of employment and in a starving condition except soup houses and hospitals for the insane, threats and decrelation of the leaders of the Democratic party frightened the business men immediately after the Democratic victory long before the Gorman Wilson free trade bill was passed. The business men see the storm coming and had the good sense to quit business at once. More than one hundred thousand people lost their homes and almost all of their possessions. Tariff for revenue only threats started the panic. Many thousands died from hunger and want and a great many women and men became insane by reason of the loosing their homes and great distress in mind and body, soup houses were in great demand at lease one million starving people. The free trade threats of the Democratic party when in full control of the government being responsible paralizing of business, misery and want.
Page 72 was all over the United states which made it possible for the rich to get richer and the poor man poorer by enabling the rich man to gobble up the home of the poor people for less than one fourth their real value. Wm J. Bryan was one of the principle humbugers who help make the Democratic victory in 1892 and one who assisted in making the Gorman Wilson Free trade bill which Grover Cleveland refused to sighn stating that the bill was conceived in sin and insuguity and was a disgrace to the Democratic party. Bryan has not yet made any confession for the crime he committed either ignorantly or for the sake of notorietyfame. He committed the crime of helping to impose on the great mass of poor people of the United States Free Trade. How strange it is that men of intelligence not understand and acknowledge the plain facts above stated and how hypocritical they are to this day even men who profess Christianity will deny the facts and plod along in the same old rut and vote for the party that advocate the same policy that caused so much misery as 1893, 4,5,& 6 pretending to do for the poor people the best for their interest. Strange indeed are the acts of man in politics especially.
By their acts we are enabled to know them and judge without any mistake what we may expect if they get control of the government by reason of a victory in Nov. 5, 1912 is they hang to Tariff for Revenue only which Bryan and Henry Watterson both say is free trade and true Democracy. Both Humbugs. The Democratic party cannot improve the condition of the poor and needy to make better than it is now and has been for the past 3 years. Nor can any other party no matter how much they desire and try to make better.
There is no such thing as perfect legislation and there never has been in existence by no party nor never will be that is without fault. Liable to be mistaken therefor we will never realize perfect legislation. All men who try to make the people believe they are without fault and make no mistake are humbugers liars hypocrites or fools for the want of sense maybe all three.
Governor Wilson said in his speech in New York that he was not in favor of free trade and no one need fear on that score. If he carries out the policy to the end of his administration in the event of his election we need not fear of a panick that statement of its self in sufficient to restore the confidence and will do much to secure his election Nov. 5, 1912.
It is hard on Bryan and Watterson the free trade apostles in the past who are the makers of the
Democratic platform in 1892 and 1912 and interpreters of tariff for revenue only. May be they will
give the matter serious thought and learn that the free trade notions are not right Oct. 22, 1912.
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Nov. 10th, 1912 The election is over and the result possibly the best for the nation and the best for the Republican party. Wilson has come out against free trade and favors an adjustment of the tariff in that way that will not injure the industries of the United States. His policy is the same as W. H. Tafts exactly. Good enough and will result in good provide the old free trade Democrats have not learned to know what is best for the people of the nation and continue to try to impose free trade on the country. Then in that event we may have an other panic such as the nation suffered after the election of Grover Cleveland and a Democratic Congress in 1892.
I am of the opinion that both Bryan & Henry Watterson now know that Free trade is radically wrong
and would again merge the nation in a frame if carried into effect. Neither of them in 1892 were
possessed with wisdom enough to understand the question of how to revise the tariff. If they did they
were hypocrites and traitors to the millions of people of the United States. Roosevelt prove to be a
great humbug. His reputation for honor and truth is a thing of the past. He has disgraced himself and
destroyed the harmony of the Republican party and made it possible for great Democratic victory.
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Weather from Sept. 28, 1912 and on. September was a very hot month up to the 27th.
28. 6 AM 36 deg clear day & calm
29. 34 " " "
30. 30 " "
Oct. 1 36 " "
Oct 2-21 for the next 20 days temperature in the morning below 40
22. 34 above zero
23. 28 " " froze the ground a little
24. 30 " " frosty
25. 32 " "
26. 28 " "
Nov. 6. Rained all day and all night next day after Presidential election.
7. Clear & fine day
8. fine day
9. " "
10. 45 fine day
11. 50 " "
12. 52 " " a little cloudy on the night of the 11th of Nov. 1911 A.M. Kleckner's barn blew down, killing 3 head horses and injuring some cattle. The storm was ferce lifting barn off foundation, was the nature of a cyclone. Sunday morning very cold.
13. 32 Rained during the night, thundered considerable and rained all day a little not much rise in temp.
14. 32 cloudy and a little windy
15. 26. clear & calm see 77
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Butchered 2 hogs to day weighing 300 each worth $45.00 paid to get them butchered Keller boys. Nov. 1912
9. Levi Heter to visit self 3.50; 12. 3.50; 14. 3.50; 16. 3.50 Paid in full to date.
7. Vick Follmar to presc cough babe .25
11. A. Brucker to visit babe dislocated elbow paid 3.00
12. John Decker to presc Arthur 1.25; 21 to presc wife extra 1.50
13. Mrs. Louis Keller to presc self paid 1.00; 13. Cr. by cash to apply on old account 2.50
There is a note at the bank of near $200.00 mine that has not been delivered to me by Elmer Johnson since he took it from Ed. Reneholt last spring.
Put up 100 rods of woven wire fence so I could pasture the cattle on the meadow. Done the work in 3
hours Wes H., N.H. & self Nov. 14.
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Mary Meyers here at Monterey from Chicago at my house Nov. 14, 1912.
Record of weather see page 75
Dec. 15. 26 above zero calm & clear
16. 25 " "
17. 25 " " " "
18. 34 " "
19. 32 " "
20, 40 62 in the afternoon warm
21. 45 in the afternoon fine
22. 38. "
24. 24 First snow 1/2 deep & snowing
25. 23 cloudy the coldest so far this month
26. 22 nearly clear windy
27. 20 clear calm
28. 18 " " 30 at noon
29. 28 " a fine day
30. 27 " "
Jan 1. 40
4. 40 clear very fine
5. 45 cloudy warm near 60 in afternoon
6. 26. cloudy and a little windy
7. 18 clear & calm
8. 28 snowing a little squally.
9. 8 above zero calm & clear
10. 20 " " windy
11. 18 " " "
12. 2 below calm & clear
13. 20 above little breezy clear
14. 10 " calm & clear fine
17. 34 " "
18. 28 " "
19. 26 " "
20. 30 " little cloudy
21. 10 " "
22. 18 " " see page 110
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Nov. 24 1912 Sunday first snow of the season 1/2 inch deep at 7 AM
20. Levi Heter to visit self paid 3.50; 22 to visit self paid 3.50; 24. 3.50; 27. paid 3.50 Receipted in full to date. Nov. 27, 1912
20. H. C. Rineholt to visit Wes Washburn wife 3.75; 24. 3.75; 26. 3.75; 28. 3.75 pressc paid 2.25
22. Minnie Rineholt to presc self paid .
24. John Decker to presc Arthur extra 1.50
25. I paid the interest on the Reister place to the North Western Ins. Co. 87.50
28. H. C. Reneholt to presc babe 3.75; 30. .75
30. Minnie Reneholt to presc self paid .75
30. Levi Heter to visit self 3.50; 2. to visit self 3.50; Dec. 4, 3.75
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My policy on the Reister place expires on the 26th of August 1913. 700 on house and 500 on barn should be 700 on barn & 700 on house.
Dec. 3. H. C. Reneholt to visit wife of Wes Washburn 3.75; 3. to presc child .75; 5. to visit wife of Wes Washburn ; 6 to visit babe 3.75; 10. 3.75
10. Minnie Reneholt to presc self .75
Dec. Henry Reneholt to visit boy Wes Hiland 2.00; 4. 2.00; 9. presc .75
Rained just before daylight temp 46 at 6 AM cloudy.
4. Mrs. Louis Keller to presc self paid 1.00
C. Lewis jersey cow had heifer calf Dec. 4, 1912. She done fine.
4. Vick Follmar to presc girl & self paid .75
5. Very warm for time of year near 60 degrees in afternoon. I roofed the chicken house down at Fish
Pond with asphalt roofing Wes Hiland helped and Del Hazen husked corn at Ranch.
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Dec. 8. The coldest this winter 8 deg above zero calm and clear.
7. Levi Heter to presc self .75; 8. to visit 3.50; 12. 3.50; 15. to presc self 1.00
8. Wm. Heter to presc self paid 1.00
Dec. 8. Drove 23 head of cattle from the Ranch to the H. Zurn farm where I bought all of the straw
and pasture on the farm north of the road for 12.00 from Whitson and he to care for them and water
them regular. I paid him $5 cash at the time of buying the stock straw stalks and pasture Dec. 7th and
took his receipt for same in my blank note book in back---- and to pay the balance when I take the
cattle out. 9th paid Whitson cash 2.00 paid cash again 2.00. 28th. Bal. due him 3.00 five dollars when
I take the cattle out. Paid him in full.
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Wrote a letter to E. J. Kelsey, Kan. Dec. 10, 1912 G. Broadhead Winamac, R. Steveson Knox.
Dec. 1912 Henry Moore Trustee in Fulton Co. for Wm Lopp 2.50; 19. 2.50; 10. 3.25; to urinate & adjusting 2.50 $10.25
7. Wm Hartman to presc babe .75; 8. .50; 9. 1.00; 10. 1.00 to prescription for the whole family Scabies 2.00; 11 to visit babe 1.00; 13. to babe both coughing 1.00
12. H. C. Rineholt to visit babe of Wes Washburn 3.75; 15. presc 3.75
13. Jo Miser Cr. by pay in full 10.50 by Jacob Engle.
I looked after the cattle at Zurn place and horses at the Ranch and found them all right in the fore noon.
Afternoon had West to hall a very large load of manure out to Reister place and put around the apple
trees. Then repaired the fence on F. Hartman's place so I could pasture and repair the watering place.
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12th day 12th year 12th month.
December 12, 1912 2 deg below zero calm no wind at 7 AM. The coldest morning this winter on the
9th of Dec. 1912 was 8 above zero. This morning the 12th is 2 degrees colder than any day the winter
of 1910. Jan. 1911 recorded on page 10 was one of the coldest Januarys in 40 years. Recorded at
Chicago, Ill. There was 10 days the thermometer registered below zero. The 7th of January 1911 was
the coldest 16 deg. below zero. There was 7 days in February that was below zero the coldest day
was February 12, 10 below zero. 13th 8 below zero. 13th a very fine day, 20 above zero. 14. Fine
clear & calm 22 above zero. The month of December has been extra ordinary mild and regular. The
month of January extra mild.
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Record of the weather this fall and winter see page 75, 77 and this page.
Dec. 21 Shortest day at 11 o'clock PM Chicago sun sets at 4:22 rained at 7:14
Dec. 21 10 above zero calm & a little cloudy
22. 18 " calm & cloudy fine
23. 18 " " " "
24. 20 " " part cloudy fine
25. 22 " " " "
26. 26 " " " "
27. 28 " "
28. 30 "
Jan 1, 1913 28
3. 18 snowing windy winter like
4. 16 calm
5. 28. "
6. 26 "
7. 24 windy sleet & rain
8. 22 snowing early fair afternoon
9. 12 calm & almost clear
10. 22 cloudy in afternoon rainy
11. 34 sleet off of the trees
12. 6 above calm sleet off of trees snowed during the night 2 inches
13. 14 calm 2 deg not so cold as last evening
14. 14 "
15. 40 "
16. 42 " rained a little
17. 44 warm like spring
20. 32 rain until noon blizzard afternoon
21. 8 above calm clear & cold
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Horse breeding as follows to Ike Kailey's stallion as follows: Bred Doll Apr. 1915
Bred Faney the mare.
A.J. Kelsey & his hand could not work
May 5, 1913 To Kailey's old Belgium
May 5, Bred Babe to Kailey's old Belgium
May 1, Bred the Forsythe mare Runion our own horse
May 7, Bred Coley to Runion
May 8, Bred Cobey mare Bi-e
July 15, Bred Babe's oldest mare
Aug. 16, Black sow had pigs
14th. Bred spoted sow Aug. 14
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I put in the hog pen at home 12 pigs that would average about 40 lbs December 11, 1912.
On the 12th of December I made an upper story to the pen for the hogs to nest above and under the upper story so the pen would accommodaate double the number and not crowd. The 3 large hogs occupied the upper part as soon as it was finished voluntary. Dec. 16. I put in 8 more of same size making in all 20 head and built another nest 3 ft above the other similar so as to accomodate nests for all of the 20 head without crowding. It is all right and makes 1/3rd more room in the pen and seems to suit the pigs wants the way they take to the arrangement.
I had ground 30 bushel of rye that I commenced to feed the 21st of December in connection with corn.
At this time they look fine and are growing rapidly. The pigs were born the last of Sept. 1912. 30
head and all lived and done fine from the beginning. March 9, 1913 they will weigh 100 lbs doing fine.
They are gaining more than double those at the lower barn that Wes feeds the same feed and seemingly
just as good chance as the ones I take care at my place.
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Dec. 17, 1912 Levi Heter to visit self 3.50; 21st. 3.50; to Bot Cod Liver Oil 1.00
19. Minnie Reneholt to presc self 1.00; to one presc pherrous 1.00
17. Kechner to presc boy .50; 18. to visit boy paid 2.50
20. George Bitterling to visit self 3.50; 20. to presc wife .75
20. J. Wright to visit boy paid 2.00
20. C. Bitterling to visit self 3.50
Dec. 22 There is 23 head of cattle in Henry Zurn place in Stark Co. pasturing on corn stalk and blue
grass pasture. 22 head of cows and heifers and one Hereford bull full blood pool fine animal stock
looks fine at this time. Bought the pasture of Whitton for $12.00 paid him $7 cash and will owe him
when I take the cattle out. Salted the horses at the Ranch today Dec. 22, 1912 and 22nd at Ranch.
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December 20, 1912 at Chicago A. J. Kelsey bought one minimun car load of cattle 24 head weighing
844 lbs. average. 20,270 lbs aggreate $1317.55. They shrunk 130 lbs only about 51/2 lbs to the
head. The cattle all well bred 1/2 blood short horn cost 650 pr hundred at Chicago and $70
commission about 17.00 Freight to Monterey. The cost in full until in the feed yard at his home of
feeding December 21, 1912 cost at Chicago including commission $1327.55 Freight 20.00
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Dec. 23, 1912 Tabe Genn Cr by cash in full to dat give receipt 2.50
23. H. C. Reneholt Trustee to visit Marie Hiland 2.00
23. Joseph Sellers Cr by cash 6.00 In full to date
24. H. C. Reneholt to visit Marie Hiland 2.00
23. Terry Harmon to presc self paid 1.00
23. R. King to heart medicine paid .50
26. H. C. Reneholt to visit Marie Hiland 2.00
24. John Decker to presc Arthur 1.50
24. C. Shott to visit self 1.00; 25, 26, 28,31, 2.00 ; 1st, 1.00 each Paid in full 7.00
3. H. C. Reneholt Trustee to visit wife of West Hiland 2.00; 4. 2.00; 7. 2.00; 9 presc. .75
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Wednesday Christmas fine morning. 24 deg. above zero in the morning at 7 AM calm. Yesterday very fine day almost like spring in the afternoon. I was trimming apple trees down at the Fish Pond in the afternoon and the plum trees on the Shenk place south of the orchard. I trimmed the balance of the apple trees and pear tree at the Fish Pond and the lumber twig apple trees on the south end of the orchard on Shenk place.
Dec. 2 Levi Heter 3.00; 4, 3.00; 7. .75; 8. 3.00; 12 paid 3.00; 15 presc 1.00; 17. visit 3.00; 21
3.00; 21. bot of Cod Liver Oil 1.00; 23. visit self 3.00 $23.75 Dec. 28 paid 15.00 of this bill may be
all that is due. Died about the 25th of December 1912 cause of death organic disease of the heart and
dropsy. Settled in full the balance due $6.00 and give receipt in full.
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Finished husking corn at the Ranch and at the Shenk place this day December 28, 1912. The crop is the best we ever raised near 4500 bushels, quality good. Corn is worth 57 cts pr 100 at Monterey about 37 cts pr bushel.
Commenced to hall in the timothy from the Ranch Jan. 1, 1913. Halled 2 loads each day about 11/2 each load and put it in the Shenk barn.
Jan. 2, I drove 23 head of cattle from Zurns farm to the Shenkk place. They look fine at this time.
Jan. 3. Wes Hiland drove ---head of cattle to the Ranch all in good condition.
Jan. 3. Schuyler Johnson of Fulton Co. got relief from renal hematurie about 3 AM Jan 3rd. The renal
trouble was caused by a calculi that was passing in the ureter.
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Dec. 31 George Gust to visit girl 3.50
31 Hamilton to surgery dressing gun shot of arm 5.00
29 Vick Follmar to presc girl Mary .50; 1. .50; 3,4,5,6,7, 1.00 each. Settled in full
Jun. 1, 1913 S. C. Allen to presc self paid 1.00
1. Miss Castleman to presc self 1.00
3. Burt Long to visit babe night 2.50; 4,6,7, 2.50 each
3. Frank Wilson to visit self 1.00
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Case of Schuyler Johnson of Fulton Co. got relieve from renal hematuria Jan. 3rd. 1913 at 2 AM. The
cause of the hemorage was the passing of a renal calculi through the water. Just before he got relief he
had sharp and very great pain which is the evidence that a calculi was passing that caused the pain. The
last treatment was salic acid 15 gr. every 4 hours with opium in the intervals to relieve pain. I am of the
opinion that the treatment at the last was the most appropriate of any that was given him. He had been
under the care of Dr. Thompson, Dr. Moss, Dr. Overmire & Dr. Slonaker with out any benefit for near
3 weeks. None of them seemed to understand the nature and proper treatment of his care. I am of the
opinion that to give medicine that will relax or cause dilation of the ureter and increase the large flow of
urine would be attended with good results. This care was under treatment for several weeks by Dr. A.
J. Kelsey which was very skillful and the best of all in the case.
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Jan. 7, 1913 Bought a new cab for $75.00 and paid cash for same. Drove it first 5 miles out to the Kersten place and around by Kellers on the 8th. Arthur drove to S. Johnson and Burt Davis & C. Bitterlings. Runs all right and appears to be a good cab.
Jan. 7, Peterson to visit wife and assisting abstet 10.00.
8. Clarence Shall to presc 2 times 1.25
9. Vick Follmar to visit Mary 1.00
9. Cobey to visit girl 2.75; presc boy .50
9. Ward Beauchamp Cr.6.00 for 200 6 inch tile supposed to be 12 rods.
9. Paid interest on the Kleckner land $55.00 draft also paid on Reister place.
8. The 8th 50.00 to the North Western.
10. Paid interest on the Kleckner place $55.00
10. Irving Young to visit 4 04 5 babe 3.00; 11. to visit 1.00
13. C. Shall 1.00; 15. 3 presc 1.75
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W. E. Kelsey made application for a loan on the south 1/2 of the Shenk place for 1500.00 with A. B.
Freeman Jan. 10, 1913. There will be no difficulty in paying off the loan provide he is industrious &
saving as he should be from the fact his opportunities are good compared with the great majority of
men who farm and own land. No man can who has a family to care for and no surplus money to
display expense can be idle and extravagant without great loss and likely become bankrupted. In order
to succeed in making a good living and ability to meet obligations man must be industrious economical
in all things, else go down to nothing. Imagination and hope if no good with a real effort to acquire what
is needed to meet the demands. It is a commom thing for most people to over estimate what they are
expecting to accumulate and contract debts on what they expect to accumulate. Many times make
debts that is unnecessary and fail to realize the gain anticipated and thereby swamp themselves. Talk is
cheap but generally fails to pann out any cash unless there is real work to consumate what is talked
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Jan. 15, 1913 Frank Scheuer to visit wife 3.00
16. Leslie Stubbs to visit wife 3.00 to presc babe .50
15. Phil Swigart to visit wife night 3.00 No good
W. E. Kelsey sold to A. J. Kelsey 400 bushels of corn at 60 cts pr hundred and the use of the market up to May 15 or up to day of selling or closing the deal. The deal is such that on the day ending the time what ever the price is will be the price as to the increase over 60 cts pr hundred. The cash is to be paid at 60 cts pr 100 which would about 163.20.
Jan. 17, 1913 Filed with H. C. Reneholt my bill for medical service rendered Orin Lent son of Charles
Lent from March 22, 1912 to May 23, 1912 $67.25 Jan. 17, 1913 The bill was allowed and a
check sent to me by Auditor Muachinberge of P. County in March.
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Jan. 19 Commenced to rain in the evening at 8:30 continued all night at time very hard. Still raining and getting colder at 8 AM 32deg. River is rising now up about 4 ft above low water.
19. Clarence Shall to visit self 1.00; 20, 1.00; 21, 1.00; 22, .75; 24, extra 1.00
21. Mandy Stubbs at Jerry Harmon Dr. to visit & presc. 3.75
20. Niel Hazen & H. C. Reneholt to visits 2.00; 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, all 1.00 each. Settled by Reneholt
22. H. C. Reneholt to visit children of Wesley Hiland and 3 presc 3.75; 23rd. 2 presc 2.50
27. Henry Moon Trustee to visit Wm Lopp 2.75
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Jan. 21 John Decker to visit girl 1.00; 22. 1.00
24. Wm Rawlston to cash in full 1.50
23. I went to Winamac today and filed my claim of $67.25 for Medical service rendered Oran Lent son of Charles Lent of Lawton when I rendered the service son of Charles Lent allowed.
23. Will took out a loan of 1500.00 on the south 1/2 of the Shenk farm paying 6 pr ct interest. He paid 41.50 commission leaving him $1458.50 cts.
23. I procurred an abstract of the Garrison place of A. B. Freeman and paid him $12.00 for same.
25 John Decker to visit girl 1.00
25. I ordered from Sears Roebuck & Co. Woven wire as follows: 1 bale 10 rods poultry wire No. 32
5306 $2.86; 2 bales 40 rods each No 32-5250 $17.04; 1 bale 40 rods No 32 5250 8.44 total
$28.34 The poultry fencing 58 inches high & all stripes 6 inches apart; 2 bales 33 in high strips 6
inches; 1 bale medium strip 12 inch heavy
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24. J. Drake to visit self 1.00
25. P. A. Follmar to visit boys and 3 presc 2.00; 26 to visit 2 boys 1.75; 27. 1.75
25. Charley Garrison to presc self .75
25. Ambrose Keitzer to visit wife 1.50
29. P. A. Follmar to visit 2 boys & presc 2.25
25. Niel Hazen & H. C. Reneholt trustee to visit self 1.00; 26, 27, 28, 29 each 1.00
26. Peter at C. Bitterlings to call wife 1.50
26. Ed Lewis to visit babe night 3.75; to presc girl paid .50; self .50
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R. M. Johnson died January 25, 1913. Buried January 28, 1913
26. Mrs. Legruse to visit girl Paid 1.00
26. Henry ---Slonakers Son-in-law to extra presc wife 1.00
26. Ed Reneholt to call children paid 1.00
28. H. C. Reneholt to prescription West Hiland children $1.25; 31. visit Willie Hiland 2.00; 1st. 2.00; 2. 2.00
27. Ed. Louis to visit babe paid 3.50; presc boy .50
27. John Decker to presc self .75
27. Henry Drake worked 1 day .75 pr day and board noon and supper .75; 28 worked 1 day ; 29. Paid 50 cts for to buy legens; 30. worked about 1/2 day; 31. 1/2 half day; Feb. 1 worked about 1/2 day.
31 Ed. Louis to prescription Cr. by cash in full to date 1.00
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Monterey, Ind. August 5, 1912. The presidential campaign if now on since the first of August. There
are 5 candidates for president of the United Statees. Three of them are the leading or principle who
one of the three likely to go elected namely Wm H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt. I
am of the opinion that if Taft will be elected the business though out the whole nation will continue good
as it has in the past 3 years. In the event of Roosevelt succeeding business will continue and a great
boom will follow that will culminate at the close of his term in a crisis that will be very great and almost
equal to a panick if not more. Disastrious by reason of over speculation in all of the general activities he
will undertake. In the event of Woodrow Wilson election there will be trouble on account of the free
trade he and his party advocates. Free trade which is tariff for revenue only that the Democratic
platform made at Baltimore adopted will surely stagnate the business all over the United States as soon
as the news is heraled over the country which will not take more than 24 hours after the election closes
stagnation in business will commence.
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Tariff for Revenue only will paralize the industries all over the United States very soon after the announcement of a Democrate victory. There does not need to be any legislation to carry out the platform of the Baltimore convention before the panic begins or stagnation in business would take place. The threat of the party to improse on the country tariff for revenue only will surely fix things as it did when Gover Cleveland was elected in 1892. The platform then was tariff for revenue same as in 1892. In less than 24 hours after the announcement of his election and a Democratic congress business was suspended all over the United States to some extent. The fires went out in the factory furnaces and the smoke ceased to roll out of the great tall chimneys, and the laborers out into the streets, hungry and cold and remained out for almost 3 long years. History would repeat if there should be a Democratic victory by electing Woodrow Wilson and Tom Marshall president and Vice President of the United Stataes of America. Both Wilson and Marshal have declared that tariff for revenue only and have said that a tariff for protection is unconstitutional and that the farmer needed no protection. Henry Waterson of Louiville, Kentucky and W. J. Bryan have declared the same thing who are 2 of the principle leaders of the Democratic party and humbugers.
Either of them are old enough to know better but they seek to get control of the government by humbugging the people else they are not possessed with wisdom enough to fully understand the question of how the tariff should be revised so the laboring people of the United States can get fair wages and how the farmer can get a fair price for his products and how all of the people can have an opportunity to purchase food and manufactured products needful at a fair price.
The democratic leaders do not seem to understand that competion governs the price of the
manufactured products especially the ability to purchase and consume. Tariff for revenue only would
destroy the competition and put the needful products in the hands of the few and there by make the rich
richer and the poor poorer as has been fully demonstrated. They are certainly very short sighted else
very ignorant and dishonest. Maybe both.
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The free trade policy of the Democratic party in 1892 which the platform called tariff for revenue only brought on the panic and made it possible for the rich to gobble up all of the poor man's possessions and caused millions of the people of the United States to be in a starving condition for 3 long years and many thousands during that period starved to death. I don't understand how any set of politicians can be so hard headed and care so little for the great mass of people. None of these apostle of free trade have confessed they done wrong and I am sure that the many thousands of people who lost their homes by the free trade Democratic policy has not forgotten nor forgiven them and never will.
I know of no better name for them than hyprocrites and humbuggers. The Democratic politicians
appeal to the passion and prejudices and misrepresent facts. In that way they get their votes and
offices having no regard for the welfare of the people after they get in office. Such is their record in the
past. By their acts we are able to know them. When they the Democrats are in control of the
government stagnation in business is present and doing much injury to the poor people all over the nation.
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In the event of Woodrow Wilson election President and a Democratic Congress danger of panick or stagnation in business and hard times for all except the rich. The blame will rest on Theodore Roosevelt and his boomers because of his Roosevelt butting in and destroying the harmony of the Republican party thereby making it possible for a Democratic victory.
If such a crisis would be merged on the nation Roosevelt would go down in the estimation of the intelligent people of the whole world as low as Andy Johnson who succeeded President Lincoln as president and old Horace Greely who bolted the Republican party and several other distinguished men who were bigoted, egotistical and fanatical, stuck on themselves.
I am of the opinion that Roosevelt will never stand in the estimation of the people as he did on his return from his African hunt. No difference whether he is elected President of the United States or not he will surely go down and be dishonored by the people of the United States of America.
If the old Republican party is defeated Nov. 5, 1912 it is only a question of 4 years time or less they
will be out of control of the government as to the congress.
Page 105 In 1914 the Republican party will elect a majority of the congressmen provide the free trade Democrats tries to pass a Free Trade Tariff law like the Wilson Gormen law like they passed in 1894 or a law similar. In that event the Republicans will sweep the country with a great victory as they did after 2 years of the Free Trade Democracy in 1893, 4, & 5. There is no party in existence nor will any be organized that can do better than has been done by W. H. Taft who has been President since March 4, 1909.
There is no party in existence or none that will come into control of the Government that will revive the Tariff and make it suited to all sections of the nation nearer than the Pain Aldrich Tariff. The man or men are not any where in the nation that can adjust the Tariff that suits a majority of the people and there never will be an adjustment suited to all the people. It is one of the impossible things to do. There are always cranky politicians who will do everything to be little Taft the President so they can sneak in to office.
Such politicians I regard as hypocrites and liars. Roosevelt is and has been guilty of belittling Tafts
administration for several months with a view of building himself up on Tafts term. He will certainly not
succeed from the fact Taft is now greater in the estimation of most intelligent people who are competent
to judge by reason of greater wisdom and executive ability exhibited during the McKinley
administration. Roosevelt and his own in the past 3 years.
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Roosevelt is jealous because Taff is his superior and fears that he, Roosevelt will be looked upon as very ordinary when compared with President Taft. In the event of Roosevelt defeat which I am of the opinion will surely be on Nov. 5, 1912. He will be done for all time and looked upon by the intelligent people of all parties as being a man unworthy of being shown respect for wisdom in butting in and destroying a great party like the Republican party and endangering the nation with a party in control that will likely cause another great panic like the one brought on by threats in the Democratic platform of 1892 and the victory they gained by electing Grover Cleveland President and both houses of Congress. Henry Waterson of Louisville Kentucky and W. J. Bryan both Free traders wrote the platform for the Democrats in 1892 and declared Tariff for Revenue only was Free Trade. It is a fact that such is the case that Tariff for Revenue only is free trade. When a tariff for revenue only is framed without any regard to its effect on the industries that are in existence in the United States; then in that event it is a tariff for Revenue only and abstractly free trade.
Any man who is honest and is possessed with intelligence enough to reason from cause to effect will not
deny that Tariff for Revenue only is not Free Trade.
Page 107 Free trade paralizes the industries in the United States by reason of adjusting the tariff on lives that gives no protection to such as are and will be in competition with pauper labor in the foreign countries who are manufacturing the same class of goods or are producing the same kind of products in the United States with well paid labor.
Tariff for Revenue only would necessitate the laborers of the United States to work for small wages the same as they do in foreign land and live cheap the same. When the laborers refuse to work in the industries in the United States then there would follow a suspension of business. The business paralized through out the whole nation and the laboring people out of employment and no money to purchase the cheap goods that the Democratic party promised them and forced to live on soup as was the case for almost 3 long years when the Democrats had full control of every branch of the government of the United States of America 1893, 4, & 5.
It is a shame that the people are misinformed and who doed as they are by the pot house politicians appeals to their passions and prejudices for the sole purpose of securing the offices and for no other purposes we come to the conclusion such is a fact from the past history of the Democratic party for the period of 5 years.
By there fruits we shall know them what I have properside will surely come true. (sic)
Page 108 Book 17 Come to and end with a majority of the people of the United States sure to follow his Free trade policy as was the case in 1892 and 3 after Grover Cleveland was inaugurated President for the policy of the Democratic party on the question of Tariff for revenue only is the same. The platform was framed by Henry Waterson wrote the Democratic platform in 1892. By their fruits we can know what will come to pass.
If Taft proves victorious we will continue prosperious as in the past. The achievements of the Republican party from 1861 guarantees prosperity and progress except when the Democratic party put stumbling blocks in the way as they did in 1892.
It is the leaders of the Democratic party that mislead the common people to vote the Democratic party
to get control of the offices in the United States affairs in Government. The leaders know they are not
telling the truth in many subjects pertaining to politics.
Page 110 Book 17
Record of the weather See page 75 & 77 up to Jan. 22, 1913. See page 10,11,12 and 25 for weather of 1912 for the months of Jan. Feb. March & Apr.
On the 7 of Jan. 1912 16 below zero coldest of the winter.
Jan. 23, 20 above zero
24. 24 fine day spring like
25. 26 fine day
26. 34 clear and fine calm
27. 20 " and calm
28. 20 " snow on the ground 3 in., rained in evening
29. 12 " " "
30. 33 " snow melted all day
31. 16 a little windy cold down to near zero in the evening
The mildest January for several years. There was 17 days in Jan and Feb below zero at 6 AM.
Feb. 1. 6 below zero the coldest this winter
2. 4 above " calm & clear
3. 24 above snowed in the after part of night about 4 inches deep 7 in the morning
4. zero calm snow on ground 4 in.
5. 8 below coldest this winter so far coldest day, all day, 8 above at noon
6. 8 below clear & calm
7. 0 zero " "
8. 10 above " "
9. 12 " " "
10. 12 " " "
11. 22 " stormy a little
12. 2 below calm at 7 AM cold
13. 6 below " cold all day
14. 18 above
15. 30 "
16. 22 above
17. 40 spring like weather fine
18. 45 " " very fine
19. 40 " " "
20. 38 chilly & cloudy
21. 32 "
22. 28 cold and stormy
23. 10 above cold & clear
Page 111 Page 17
State from Marbaughs Jan. 14, 1913 indicates my account is $49 & 49cts. paid $25.00 check Jan. 31, 1913.
Feb. 1. Mrs. Louis to presc self paid .75
3. H. C. Reneholt Willie Hiland .75
3. John Decker to visit girl 1.00
3. to presc wife extra 2.25
3. Mrs. Tillie Keitzer to visit self paid 1.00
5. Cowen on Wm Chapman place to visit self paid 3.75
7. Plake Slonaker to visit wife 1.00
7. H. C. Reneholt to visit girl W. Hiland 2.00
8 to " " 2.00
Feb. 7. Horses got out of the Ranch and went over to where Jim Bagley lived. I drove them on to the
Ranch except one black horse in the evening and fed them corn and also the cattle at the crib near 2
bushel pasture is all gone and intend to drive them home tomorrow morning the 8th 1913.
Page 112 Book 17 Drove them home 21 head all in good condition. The black colt I did not fine
Feb. 9. I found him on the Raycroft land and turned him in with Babid at Ranch. I also drove all the
cattle home most all of them in good condition. The pasture of all kinds all gone. May do later for part
of the stock when it gets warm.
Page 113 Book 17 Enoch Overmire to visit boy tonsilitis paid $3.00
8. John Decker to presc girl 1.00
9. Cowen on Wm Chapman farm Stark Co. to visit self 3.75
9. Isack Slonaker to visit wife 2.50
10. Enoch Overmire to visit boy paid 3.00
10. H. C. Reneholt to presc J. Drake .75
10. " W. H. Babe .50
10. Halled over about 45 bushels of wheat from the Ranch and unloaded it at Zehner's mill for to get it ground for the hogs.
Henry Drake agrees to work for me at 50cts pr day cash and 25cts to be credit to Father's account
and I board him at noon and evening. Commenced at noon the 10th.
Page 114 Book 17
Feb. 11 Nick Hartman's girl to visit & presc paid 2.50
11. Kline to presc girl .75
11. Simon Lehman to presc self extra 1.00
11. H. C. Reneholt to visit Wes Hiland wife. 2.00, to presc boy & girl 1.00
12. to visit night 2.00; wife & children .75
12. to visit Mrs. Hiland 2.00; to presc 3 children 1.50
12. to visit night 2.00
13. to visit Mrs. Hiland morning 2.00; to prec 3 others 1.50
14. to visit babe 2.00
14. to presc 2 others 1.00
15. to visit babe 2.00
16. to extra & presc 3 3.75
17. to extra & twice 3.00
14. Henry Keitzer to 2 visits 3.00
15. " " " 1.50
A. Keitzer Cr. by cash 5.00 at Henry Keitzers I will credit $4 on the Fred Miller note and one dollar
on book acct.
Page 115 Book 17
Feb. 14th 1913 Henry Keitzer met with a very serious accident Feb. 14, 1913 when falling a willow tree south of Jo Walies he fell under the tree so that one of the limbs 4 or 5 inches in diameter rested on his hips that almost thrushed him down to the ground also one limb rested on his leg below the knee.
The tree was near 2 feet in diameter. Had not been for the top being very wide so the limbs took off the force and weight of the trunk of the tree when falling he would have been killed at once.
I see him 35 minutes after the accident and found in a state of prostration with collapse suffering great pain in his hips and back.
He had no perceptible pulse and scarcely any heart movement and cold as in death. Betz was with him
at the time assisting in falling the tree and with the help of Jack Pryor and Amel Hendrickson assisted in
get him from under the tree by first cuting of the limbs that held him down. I give him anodynes to
relieve pain in large doses and stimulants to restore the circulation both having good effect in the course
of one hour. The doses of anodynes were almost double giving the 40 minutes apart.
Page 116 Book 17
Feb. 17, 1913 Grant Burket to visit babe 3.50
17. Albert Brucker to visit self 2.50
17. to presc wife 1.00;
18. to visit self 2.50; to presc wife 1.00 $9.00
17. John Decker to presc wife 1.00
19. Jo Keller to visit boy 2.50; 20. to visit boy & cauterize 2.50; 21. to visit self .75; 21. To visit boy 2.50; 21. to extra presc wife 1.50
19. Jo Johnson to visit girl 3.00; 20. to visit girl paid 3.00; 22 to visit girl 3.00; 22. Cr by check in full of act.
19. M. Stewart to visit self 5.00; 20. to visit self 3.00; 24. to dressing wound & presc .75.
19. A. Brucker to visit self 2.50; to presc self .75; to presc 2 children 1.00; 20. to presc self .50.
Page 117 Book 17
Feb. 20. Ambrose Keitzer to visit wife 2.00
20. S. C. Allen to presc self paid 1.00
20 Til Keitzer fo visit self paid 1.00
22. Jo Keller to visit self 2.50
21. P. A..Follmar to visit boy night lung fever 1.50; 22 visit boy lung fever 1.00;23. 1.00; 24. 1.00;25. 1.00; 26. night 1.50
21. Henry Keitzer to visit self 2.00
22 Arthur Kaley to visit boy 3.50
22. 10 above zero. On yesterday it was very stormy all day. The most of any day this winter. The 18 & 19th the weather was spring like themometer up as high as 60 degrees.
Page 118 Book 17
I ordered from Sears Roebuck the following articles: 6 bales of woven wire 40 rods No. 32 -5207 33 inches high $51.12. 4 bales medium No 32-5245 26 in high 40 rods each $21.28. 15 rolls oriental slate roofing No. 48-3060 $1.95 pr roll 31/2 ply color greenish gray slate $29.25. One lamp No. 35-880 $2.98. One black hat No 32L6004 $2.00 size 7. $2.69. One corn sheller No. 9L72229 $1.30. One extra heavy corrigated feed basket No. 9L 26845 $.43 $111.05
Page 119 Book 17 Feb. 23 Frank Keitzer to visit Jennie 1.00; 24. 1.00; 26. 1.00 cr by cash $3.00 24.M. Stuart to presc & dressing. .75
25. P. A. Follmar to visit boy 1.00; 25. to visit boy in evening 1.00; 26. visit boy 1.00; 27. visit boy 1.00; 27. to presc one other .75
26. Jo Keller to visit girl 2.50; 26. to presc P. Keller's boy .75; 27. to visit girl caut. throat 2.50; 28. to visit girl caut. throat 2.50
25. Dayton Shanks to visit girl 2.50; 26th to visit girl paid 2.50; 25. to presc boy .50; 26. to presc boy .75; 28. to visit girl 2.50.
26th. A. Overmire to visit self tuberculosis 5.00 I am of the opinion that he will not recover unless there
is quick resolution of his left lung. I put on a fly blister 8 inches square on the posterior part of the left
side. May be it will do much good.
Page 120 Book 17.
See page 110 See page for 1912 12 &25 March
Feb. 25, 1913 10 above zero clear & calm
26. 22 above snowed last night and all day the heaviest of the winter
27. 24 above cloudy and calm
28. 18 " " looks like snow
March 1, 18 above snow 5 in deep clear & calm last year 1912 4 above zero and continued cold up to the 7th of March.
2. 7 below cloudy & windy snow about 4 or 5 inches deep no drift.
3. 22 above very near clear.
4. 24 above cloudy snowing a little.
5. 14. " clear & calm
6. 4 "
7. 6 "
8. 22 " calm thawing rapidly
9. 40 " snow all gone.
10. 22 " thawed all day
11. 28 " fine day
12. 40 " " "
13. 40 " " "
14. 28 windy
15. 24 windy & snow fluries.
16. 10 snowed last night 1 inch
18. 26 very windy
19. 36 " ground thawed out
20. 50 rain in early morning at 2 AM
21. 50 in morning at 6:30 at 8AM and snowing cyclone in plains high wind
22. 14 above calm & clear
23. 36 above raining hard high water
24. 32 raining not much see 130
Page 121 Book 17
Briely Liensford was found dead this morning Feb. 27, 1913. having swallowed about 4 oz of carbolick acid. He had purchased the acid 2 days previous to taking it and arranged his business prior to taking the poison.
Feb. 27 Whiting to visit boy L. Fever $2.50; 27 to presc Lawton .75; 27. to presc girl .75; 28. to visit boy 2.50; 28. to presc 3 others 2.25; March 1 to visit and presc 4 4.74; 2. to visit and presc 4 4.75
Feb. 27. H. C. Reneholt Trustee to presc W.H. wife .75; 28. 2.00; March 2. Presc .75; 4. .75
28. Albert Overmire to visit self 5.00;28. to B.Cod Liver oil 1.00
28. Mrs. Leguire to visit girl 1.00
March 1. Dayton Shanks to call girl 1.50
1. Gus Reneholt to visit girl paid 3.75; 2. 1.50
1. Chris Harmon to visit self 3.75
Page 122 Book 17
March 1 Jo Keller to visit girl $2.50
1. Dave Ginther to presc self paid 1.00
1. Vick Follmar to presc girls .75
1. McClain to presc girl paid .50
3. Albert Overmire to visit self 5.00
3. Plake Slonaker to presc wife .75
5. Whiting to visit 4 & presc 4.75; 5th afternoon 3.00; 3 at night with AJK 3.75;4. to visit morning 4.75; 4. evening 3.50; 5. to visit presc 4 3.75; 6th. presc 3 3.75; 7th presc 3 3.75.
4. Dayton Shanks to call girl 1.50
4. Meredith to presc self paid .65
Page 123 Book 17
Dan Appleman paid $5 rent due on dwelling house in Monterey, Ind. to date in advance to date March 1st, 1913.
March 5, 1913 Gus Reneholt to presc 2 girls Edna & Rosa paid $1.25.
10. " paid .50
6. Dan Haschell to visit girl paid 1.00
7. S. C. Allen to presc self paid 1.00
7. Dayton Shanks to presc girl .50
8. Whiting to visit and prescription 3 children 3.75; 9. to visit & presc 3 3.75; 11. to visit family 3.75
8. Albert Overmire to visit self 5.00; 8. to prescription wife 1.25
8. Frank Overmire to presc self cough .50
8. Dan Haschell to visit girl 1.00
This month $74.25
8. John Drake Cr by one dollar work done by Henry 1.00
12. Borce Baker to visit Neda paid 2.75
Page 124 Book 17
I hired George Uhl this day to work for me for one year for $286.00 and am to pay him at the end of each week he works $5.50 and let him have a house to live in on the Reister place, garden and truck patch , a cow to milk and the privilege of raising 100 chickens and a place to build a pen for 2 or 3 hogs or pigs. George Uhl agrees to work steady at all of the various kinds of work and take good care of all things he has to do with to the best of his ability.
In case of rain or storm work in doors at what ever there may be to do. In the event of any time lost from any cause whatever to receive pay in proportion to time worked.
It is understood that Dr. Kelsey is to have full control of the orchard, barn, and all of the land out side of the garden and truck patch and the privilege of watering his said Kelsey's stock at the well at the dwelling house.
He concluded to farm his father's place and I consented to his not staying with me.
Page 125 Book 17
White faced cow calved March 9, 1913. The cow that raised the cripple calf for North.
March 8. I put 7 pigs in the old stable where the black sow had pigs to feed separate from where they was.
March 9. I drove 8 head of horse out on Frank Hartman 40 to pasture..
10. I drove 16 cattle out to the Reister place and turned them on the North side.
10. Halled 2 loads of rye hay from Ranch today and 2 loads from the Reister barn of timothy.
13. I casterated pigs at Town 6 also WEK 4 head March 18, 1913 Geor Uhl & I butchered out the
back teeth from 14 of the pigs. Built a new hog pen at lower barn March 18, 1913 and put in 11 hogs
or pigs, 7 out of old stable, 1 out of the pen at the pump, and 2 from the pen at town.
Page 126 Book 17
I purchased of Marbaugh's 50 gal 1 barrel lime sulphur spraying fluid for 7.50. Also 2 bushel of
timothy seed. These 2 articles I did not pay for 2.25. I also bought one shovel 65 cts. also 40 cts
worth of rope and one sprayer $2.25 and paid cash for the 3 last named articles amounting to: 7.50
fluid, 2.25 spray pump, .40 rope, .65 shovel, 2.25 timothy seed. $13.05.
Page 127 Book 17
I scraped out the ditch on the line between Frank Falstitch and my 40 acres where the cow mired last year for the purpose of heading off the over flow from Frank Falstitch 40 March 14 & 15, 1913. May 20 It was not a success. I levied up in Aug. 1913 which I think will be a success.
March 14. Albert Overmire to visit & presc extra self 7.00; 14. to presc babe .50
14. Whiting to visit girl lung & liver 2.75; 16. 2.75; 17. 2.75; 18. 2.75.
15. Dan Haschell to presc wife & Goldie paid 1.25
15. Grant Burket to visit babe 3.75; 20. To presc babe extra 1.25.
17. P.A. Follmar to visit boy 1.00; to presc self .50; to presc wife .50; 18. to visit boy 1.00; 17. Vick Follmar to visit wife 1.00
17. Harman Uhl to presc self extra 1.00
16. C. Olinger to visit wife paid 2.75
17. Chris Harmon to visit self 3.75
Page 128 Book 17
Broke down the ccorn stocks on the field down at school house March 17 and on Wills next, Hickens the 18 & south of clearing 18.
18. Jo Keller to presc girl .75; 18 presc boy .75; 18 presc self .50
22. Jo Bismuth .50
18. Albert Overmire to presc self ext. 1.00; 22. To visit self & extra prescription extra 5.75
19. Whiting to visit girl 2.75; 21. visit girl 2.75; 22. 2.75
20. Jo Keller to presc Tim .75
21. Olinger to visit wife Paid 2.75
20. John Decker to presc wife extra 1.75
21. Barley who lived near Walkentins south of Bass Lake to presc self extra 1.25.
22. S. C. Allen to presc self paid 1.00
Page 129 Book 17
On the morning of the 21st of March 1913 about 3PM a storm cyclonic in nature, took the roof off of
the south part of the west side of the barn on the Shenk place doing damage to the amount of the same
being insured against cyclone storm in the Ohio Farmer Insurance Co. John Engle Agent. John paid me
$15.00 when I took out cyclone insurance.
On March 30 white faced heifer lost her calf and her calf bed come out. WEK put it back in and in 12
hours it was out again. On the 31 W.E. put it back again and I don't know whether she can be saved
On the 31st. of March 1913 I found bay mare I bought of C. Lewis dead on the Reneholt 17 acres.
She appear to be in the act of having a colt as there was a large bag of water outside that I ripped open
and see one of the colts hoofs. I don't know why she could not have it.
Page 130 Book 17
Record of weather for the later part of March See page 120.
March 20 to the 25 much rain. River very high and still raising. There is more water in the fields than there has been in 10 years or more at any one time.
24. 32 above cloudy & raining a bit.
24. 28 " "
26. 24 " commenced to snow at noon
27. 20 " cloudy snow 5 inches deep. The great tornado and floods of 1913 at Omaha, Terrihaut occured the 23 at Omaha and Terrihaut on Sunday and the floods followed in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania the greatest in 50 years. The loss of life is estimated at 6000 and that of property many millions at Dayton, Ohio was the greatest loss of property.
28. 22 above calm
29. 28 "
Apr. 1. 36 fine morning calm & clear
3. 42 rain during night
4. 46 " " "
6 30 fine day no rain
8. 32 windy chilly cloudy
9. 30 raining windy
10. 36 cold & cloudy raining
11. 40 " " misting
12. 32 "
15. 40 part clear & calm
16. 36 weather spring like
Page 131 Book 17
May 25. Mrs. Louis Keller to visit self at night & presc extra 3.50
25. Whiting visit Lizzy 2.75; to presc girl extra; 26. to visit Lizzy 2.75; 27. to visit Lizzy 2.75
24. Mrs. Chris Cline to presc self. .75
26. Mrs. Louis Keller to visit night went around on account of high water 3.50
27. To visit went around by Reister place 3.50; 28. went around 2.50; 29. went around 2.50
28. Albert Overmire to visit self 5.75 Died March 31, 12 PM
30. Mrs Keller to presc self .75;; 31. to visit self 2.50
Albert Overmire Died March 31, 1913 Cancer of the left lung. I visited him on the 26 of February
1913 first time. I visited him on the 27 of March the last time. He died on the 31st of March 1913
about 12 M.
Page 132 Book 17
Wes commenced to plow for oats and clover at the school house March 31, 1913 with the Deering riding plow. The plow does fine work used 3 horses Barney, Sig and Morg.
George Uhl commenced to plow with Dick & Bob on the Birch orchard, March 31st, 1913 intend to plant potatoes and truck on same. Apr. 3rd Reneholt oked my bill for medical service rendered, Washburn family $8l.25. Nature of sickness of family Typhoid fever & calairahal.
Also Apr. 3rd. allowed my bill of $15.00 for medical service rendered Niel Hazen who lived at Monterey. Nature of ailing inflamatory rheumatism occurring in the later part of the month of January 1913.
Apr. 6 I attended the funeral of Charley Sennet's wife North Judson, Ind. His wife died in confinement at Afton, Iowa Apr. the 4, 1913.
I see the child and examined the head of child which was enormous from an accumulation of fluid in the
cranium. hydronephosis. The cause of death was hemorage due to placenta previa. A very difficult
case to handle on the part of the physician.
Page 133 Book 17
March 29, 1913 Whiting to visit Lizzy $2.75; 31. 2.75; Apr.2. 2.75; 4. 2.75; 5. consultation with Dr. Stephenson 2.75.
March 29 Mrs. Louis Keller to bottle cod liver oil 1.00; 30. to visit self 2.75; 31. to visit self 2.75; Apr. 1. 2.75; 2. to 2.75; 2. to fountain syring 1.25; 4. 2.75; 6. 2.75; 7. 2.75; 8. presc extra 1.00; 9. 2.75; 10. 2.75; 12. 2.75; 14. 2.75.
7th. Whiting to visit Lizzy 2.75; 9 visit Lizzy 2.75; 13. 2.75
11. Edwards to presc self paid 1.00
17. Mrs. Louis Keller too visit self 2.75; 19. Bot. Cod Liver Oil 1.00
16 Henry Keitzer to visit self 2.00.
Page 134 Book 17
I seeded the orchard at the lower barn after plowing the same about 5 inches deep to oats. About 11/2 bushels pr acre sown broad cast and then harrowed in both ways by George Uhl. Friday, the 4 & 5 of Apr 1913.
8. George Uhl finished harrowing the field at the school house intended for oats & clover.
8. Wes Hiland commenced to plow the field south of the pasture field intend for oats & clover.
18. George Uhl laid off today the 18 of Aprile to plow his garden and to make some fence. I will give
him 1/2 time while he is fitting up around the premises.
Page 135 Book 17
I ordered a suit of clothes from Sears Roebuck & Co Apr. 9, 1913 cloth No814-9486 style 43 Cost $20.00 to be sent by express.
3 or 4 of the sows were served about Apr. 1, 1913 will farrow Aug. 1st. 1913.
Apr. 14, 1913 Ordered from Sears R & Co. one carpenters square, 1 pr rubber boots No 15K1772,
1 pr rubber boots No 15K-1771, 13 double rolls wall paper 632, 1 bucket axle grease .78, 2
celluloid collars .28, No 7 1 pair dongol kid No 15K105 1.50, 1 pair shoes Laney 1.50, 1
carpenters square .46, 1 horse collar .80, horse brush .15
Page 136 Book 17
Forsyth mare had a colt Apr. 22, 1913 mare colt runion stud.
Apr. 17 A.M Kleckner; to visit self paid 1.00
16. Mrs. Book to presc self .75
16. Rus Overmire to visit wife 3.75; 24. visit self 3.75; 24. presc boy .50
19. John Decker to presc wife ext. 1.50
19. Whiting to presc girl .75; 21. to visit Lizzy 2.75
21. George Uhl to visit boy 2.00; 23. 2.00
20. Mrs. Louis Keller to visit self 2.75; 24. 2.75
20. Mrs. Edwards north of Bass station to visit boy, mumps 4.50
22. Chris Harmon to visit self 3.75
27. Rus Overmire to presc self .75
26. George Burket to visit wife 3.75
Page 137 Book 17
Apr. 15, 1913 Finished seeding the field at the school house with 11/4 bushel of oats pr acre and 1 bushel of clover seed to each 8 or 10 acres. The seed I got of Pete Hamis, small variety.
Commenced to plow on the Ranch next to Mike Kelley place with the Winters Riding plow Apr. 16, 1913. There is between 20 and 30 acres in the piece--plowing the ground about 51/2 inches deep.
I disked the potatoe ground on the Birch orchard 3 times and then furrowed it out Apr. 16, 1915. Planted next to the railroad rows of Early Rose I purchased of Al Ginther in 1912 Apr. 1913.
I planted an early variety of shugar corn 6 rows on the north.
Apr. 17,18,19, W. E. Kelsey is seeding to oats and clover the field next to Hickens. He first plowed
the ground with gang plow in 3 days, then harrowed it and rolled after which he drilled with a hoe drill
the ground. He sowed about 1 bushel of Mamoth clover seed to each 8 acres. Finished drilling it Sat.
Apr. 19, 1913.
Page 138 Book 17
Apr. 18, 1913 Ed Reneholt paid the interest note I held of his for horse I sold him $11.60.
He agreed to give a new note dated the 18th day of Aprile 1913 due 4 months after date with 8 pr ct interest if I would extend time with good security and deliver the note to Elmer Johnson at Monterey, 1st National Bank the afternoon of the 18th of Aprile 1913. It will be due August the 18, 1913.
Sherman Heminger who was drowned on March 1913 at the R.R. Bridge north of Delong over
Tippicanoe River was found Apr. 23, 1913 on the north side of the river about 15 rods below the old
Page 139 Book 17
Record of the weather See page 130
Apr. 19, 1913 32 clear
22. 40 clear
23. 44 "
24. 48 "
25. 42 raining all day cool
26. 40 chilly
27. 40 raining afternoon chilly
May 1. 45 fine day and quite warm
2. 52 " " " "
7. 36 frost, clear no damage The remainder of the month was a little cool and quite a good deal of rain. Vegtetation growing fine such as garden, truck, wheat, rye, grass, oats, and clover.
June 1 Come in warm with a thunder shower at 8 AM
Page 140 Book 17
Commenced to plow for corn in the field next to the woods about 14 acres in the field plow the ground 7 inches deep. We will finish seeding the field south of the pasture field today with oats and small variety of Red clover. The seed I got of Pete Hamis and Lou Stadden. I got of them 2 bushel from each at $9 pr bushel.
Finished planting the field May 6, 1913 Field next to the woods which has been in pasture for 2 or 3 yrs.
May 7, 1913 Commenced to seed to oats the land next to Mike Kelley place where I raised rye 1912 and finished it May 10, 1913.
Planted 20 rows of potatoes south of clearing east of the hickory tree. The hickory tree being the west
line of my patch Early Ohio got the seed of WEK. On the east of the Early Ohio I planted Early Rose
seed of my own raising. I planted about one acre of Stovel Evergreen corn west of the big white oak,
where there was bees in it once. May 13th finished planting the patch.
Page 141 Book 17
W.E. Kelsey and myslf have and intend to seed to oats on the Shenk place and seed to red clover the following fields and acres. W.E. seeded the field next to Hickens to oats 11/4 pr acre and 40 qts to 10 acres of clover seed 17 acres. Field next the woods west of the field now in clover about 15 acres 1 bushel of oats and 3 lbs of clover seed pr acre.
He intends to seed about 25 acres of the marsh south of the 15 acres clear to the Hefline land to oats 11/2 bushel pr acre.
I have seeded the field at school house to oats 1 bushel pr acre and 3 lbs of clover seed small seed got of Pete Hamis. Also 18 acres next to Reneholts 1 bushel of oats pr acre and 3 lbs clover seed got of L. Stadden & P. Hamis. Finished seeding the last piece Apr. 24th the first piece 18th of Apr. 1913.
There will be left on the place for corn on my land 15 acres. On Wills part 25 acres. Total 40 acres.
Page 142 Book 17
Apr. 26 Mrs. Louis Keller to visit self 2.75; 29. to visit self 2.75; May 1, 2.75
25. Schuylr Wensel to presc self .75
27. M. Stuart to visit self 2.75
28. Harry Shall to presc self Paid .65
28. Sam Allen to presc toncs. Paid .50
27. John Decker to presc wife extra 1.75
29. Mrs. Hartman to presc congt. .50
27. Whiting to presc Lizzy .75
Apr. 29, 1913 I ordered from Sears Roebuck & Co one pair of pants cloth No 81K9128 price $7.25 Australian wool
4. Mrs. Lou Keller to visit self 2.75; 6. presc self .75; 8. visit self 2.75; 10. visit self 2.75
4. Many Stuart to visit self piles 2.75; 12 presc self .75
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George Uhl is seeding the strip of land next to Mike Kelley place to oats 11/2 busel pr acre May 7,8, & 9
May 8 John Decker to presc girl 1.25; 8. presc wife .75
8. Wes Hiland plowed the potatoe patch at the Ranch where I planted potatoes last year 1912.
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Jersey cow C. Lewis served by Becher and 2 young bull May 16, 1913. Bindle Jersey C. Lewis heifer 16, 1913 Will calve Jan. 16, 1914
May 9 Peterson to visit babe $3.50; 10. 3.50; 12. visit morning 3.50; visit noon 3.50; night 3.50; 13.visit 5.50 See Ledge 341
10. Chris Hamon to visit self night 4.75; 13. Presc self .75
12. S. C. Allen to presc self Paid 1.00
13. Ed. Louis to presc babe Paid .75
13. Acia Strafford to presc self .75; 13. wife .50; to presc wife previous .50
18. Chris Harmon to visit self 3.75; 21 3.75; 25. 3.75
21. Man on Wm Dilts place to visit self Paid 3.75
18. Whiting to visit Lizzie, Friend from Knox visiting 2.75
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Commenced to plant corn on the Ranch south of dredge ditch May 15, 1913. George Uhl done the planting. W.E. Kelsey finished planting on the Shenk place May 15, 1913.
May 31 Saturday evening we finished planting corn about 85 acres ground in fine condition.
I planted the potatoes on the same ground I had in last year at the Ranch where we thrashed May 31, 1913. I planted about 7 bushels Rural variety. I also planted Hubbard squash seed on the south east part of the lot and 6 rows of pop corn. The ground is in fine condition.
I intend for W.E. Kelsey to have about 45 acres of the 85 acres. 20 acres next to the dredge ditch, 20 acres on the east side of the 58 acres and the 4 acres next to Kelley land. That would leave about 40 acres for me to tend and control.
Finished planting about 15 acres on the Shenk place next to the woods June 3, 1912. I planted it the
first of May and did not get more than 1/2 stand I diske it well and harrowed it the last days of May
and commenced to plant it June 2, 1913.
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I planted Hubbard squash seed on the potatoe patch at the Ranch May 30, 1913. The seed from the squashes got on the west side of the road on the Sam Reed farm pure Hubbard squash. I planted the squash seed from the squash I got of Caroline Johnson on the lot back of John Marbaugh Sunday the 1st day of June said to be a splendid squash for pies and baking.
W.E. Kelsey got rid of John Powell Sunday the 1st day of June 1913. I am of the opinion it is a great
mistake from the fact hands are scarce and not many so good and a great many not so good. No man
need now to depend on hands working unless he is with them and superintends and cut out loafing and
pleasure riding during the cropping season especially. The hands notices every move that a man makes
in the way of doing nothing and especially in taking things easy. They become jealous and envious and
are disposed to shirk and bring the bozo down to their level.
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June 2 Eph Wilson to visit daughter see page ledger 347 3.50
1. Whiting to visit girl 2.75; 6. to presc girl extra 1.25
5. Harry Shall to visit self 1.00; 7. presc self .75
7. Paid Harry Shall $5.00 cash part pay for painting Eckelberre home contract is $8. for job.
7. John Decker to presc self .75
12. George Bitteiling go visit 3.50
Replanted the corn at the Ranch on about 30 acres June the 11th on account of the frost on the night of the 8 & 9 which froze it bad.
22. John Decker to presc wife 1.25; 28. presc wife .75
Page 148 Goldy No 2 served by 1913 Sela hereford bull July 26. Also Daisy that raised the Jersey cow's calf that W. Hiland milks.
19. I ordered a, Bill of paint, from Sears Roebuck & Co.: 15 gal canary in, 5 gal kits 1.09 pr gal; 5 gal its 1.09 pr gal, outfit of paint brushes, 5 gal boiled linseed oil. $26.85
July 3rd. 1913 I bought of Harman Uhl stand of bees for $2.00. I paid him the cash.
July 3 Harry Schall to pres self .75 paid.
15. Oswald Smith to visit wife 2.75; 16. 2.75; 19. 2.75
20. Jerry Harmon to visit Mrs. Stubbs 3.50
24. John Decker to pres boy 1.25; 25 to presc wife 1.50
Aug. 4. Mrs. Keller to surgical treatment knee. 5.00 Dislocated knee cap.
Page 149 Book 17 Finished cutting all of W.E. Kelseys oats July 26, 1913. We have now put in the barn to date 14 loads of oats hay made on W. E. Kelseys land up to this day July 26, 1913. Commenced to stack hay at Ranch Saturday morning Aug. 2, 1913.
3. Whiting to presc self .75; 17. Whiting .75
Aug. 9. Keitzer presc. self .75; 11,12,13,14,15,15,16, each 1.00 no date .75; .75 Nov. 13, 1913 Cr.
by cash in full 8.00
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Forecast of what will come to pass when the Democratic party gets full control of the government the 4th of March 1913 in the event of legistating or even threatening to legislate on the Tariff question imposeing free trade on the nation as set forth in the platform at Baltimore when Woodrow Wilson was nominated for President namely Tariff for Revenue only is their cry.
W. J. Bryan, Henry Waterson, Grover Cleveland, Underwood, Champ Clark, Woodrow Wilson and thousands of other leaders of the Democratic party disclosed that Tariff for Revenue only is free trade and that the tariff is a tax.
Woodrow Wilson said in his letter of acceptance that a protective tariff was unconstitutional. Later on 20 days prior to the November election he said that he was not in favor of free trade and was opposed to raising the tariff in that way that would conflict with the industries of the United States and lower the wages of the laboring people of the United States.
By reason of the change in his views on the revision of the tariff many thousands of Republicans voted for Wilson and greatly tended to drive away fear of the business men of the nation and covered a very large pr ct of the people to have confidence and believe that he would not favor the policy for Revenue only as was in the Democratic platform at Baltimore at the time of his nomination. In the event of his continuing to be firm in his opposition to free trade and against the policy of the Democratic free traders who are in a position to agitate and possibly revise the tariff for Revenue only then in that event we will have continued prosperity the same as we have hasd under the Taft administration. The opportunity now is much greater for tariff legilation looking to a downward tendency in many commodities that would be cheapened to the consumers and not conflict with the industries of the nation by reason of the recent amendment to the constitution which imposes an income tax on the rich that will realize to the government one hundred million dollars pr anium or more. There will be one hundred million dollars more to the advantage of the Democratic party than there was to President Taft and the Republican party which will cover much of the expense and not require so much tariff tax to gather funds to meet the expense of the government.
The income tax law was originally a Republican measure in 1900 and in 1909 and on until ratified by requisite No of the states and was fully endorsed on February 3rd, 1913 and is known as the 16th amendment of the constitution of the United States of America. Now if the Democratic Congress and Woodrow Wilson the Presidenet recognize the income tax as adding to the revenue needed to defray the expence of the government.
There will be much less tax to needed to be gathered from tariff imposed on foreign goods imported to meet the expence of the government and will thereby give the Democratic Congress an opportunity to not revise the tariff on the Democratic platform policy tariff for Revenue only which is abstractly free trade. That would paralize many of the industries. In the event the Democratic Congress revises the tariff as they did under the administration of Grover Cleveland Tariff for Revenue only having no regard for the effect on the various industries of the United States and paralize the industries as they did then. The nation will merge in to a panic the same as under the free trade policy of Democratic party when Grover Cleveland was elected as president of the United States. Grover Cleveland made no promises before his election as did Woodrow Wilson or in other words give back and say he was not in favor of free trade and for that reason the panic was on in less than 24 hour after the announcement of the election of Grover Cleveland to the Presidency. If Woodrow Wilson had not made the people believe that he was not in favor of free trade he would get but few Republican votes.
The Tariff for Revenue only policy is a fraud and has always robbed the laboring man of an opportunity
of earning a dollar.
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June 23, 1913 Ordered from Sears R & Co. the following::
One buggy tongue painted 4.45
30W2063 kits 5 gal each of canary ---paint 16.35
30W207 1 kit 5 gal 5.40
30W295 2l Paint brush outfit 1.20
#W2752 1/2 gal varnish 1.35
3W224 2 gal paint 2.24
Ordered by Emma for me: 3 shirts 79 ct. pr shirt 2 collars 28cts 2.65
Musline oil 33 cts 1.80
To brushes 20 for 2 1.20
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Received pay in full for medical service to date. Received of F.A. Heter seventeen dollars for medical
service rendered Levi Heter the same being pay in full provide there is a receipt given by me prior to
December first in full. Then this receipt will be pay in full to date Dec. 28, 1912 otherwise then will be
6.75 yet unpaid.
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Article of agreement made and entered into this the 8th day of September 1912 between W.E. Kelsey party of the first part and Alva Mathias party of the second part is as follows:
The said Mathias has hired the said Kelsey for periods of 7 months for 18.50 cts pr month to work at
all the various kinds of work that said Kelsey may want to have done continuously for the full period of
seven months and the said Kelsey agrees to pay said Mathias ten dollars at the end of each month as
part pay for the work done by said Mathias and the remainder at the end of the time hired for in full.
In case said Mathias should need some money extra to purchase some clothing or food wear said
Kelsey agrees to advance 50 pr ct more of the unpaid earned money as may appear to be needed.
Signed Alva Mathias, W.E. Kelsey, Dr. WmKelsey