BEGINNING BOOK 22
Page 1 Book 22 Left Harry Rock note of 1850 at the bank for collection. Date of note May 11, 1915 due 6 months after date with 8 pr ct interest from date if not paid when due.
Nov. 22, 1915 Met Mel Osborn on the Widner ditch where P.Davis and J. Beck were digging and laying tile about 1/2 way between SK 17 & 18. The ditch was to deep and the bottom was raised 4 or 5 inches. Conditions are favorable for P. Davis to do the work he contracted the price is 1 ct pr foot for the first 4 foot and 11/2 ct extra for all work over 4 feet in depth.
Nov. 22, Gus Fell was working on the main line north about 400 feet west of Stake O.
Nov. 22, Wes halled straw on the Meredith Lot. West Hiland & George Collins haled manure from the barn yard at house and put around the fruit trees on the Shenk place at the lower barn.
An old saying is a fog on the 11th of January is sure to be followed by a frost the 11th of May.
Page 2 Book 22 Nov. 22, 1915 Settled with Vick Follmar this evening Nov. 2, 1915. He owed
me $27 for medical service since last February 1915. I owed him 8.46 for merchandise leaving a
ballance due me of $18.53 which he give me a check for.
Nov. 23, I wrote John H. Sink Rossburg, Ohio who owes me for medical service over $20.
Nov. 23, I met a young man who lived south of Bass Lake, Indiana who said he raised a crop of
buckwheat last year l914 that made 45 bushel pr acre and this year about 20 bushel pr acre. He said
he prepared the ground ordinary not to say very good and sowed one bushel pr acre. He sold his
buckwheat for 75 cts. pr bushel. He did not think that buckwheat was hard on land. I think that I
could seed 10 or 20 acres on the Reister land and possibly raise a paying crop. If I can get the seed
and don't forget, I think I will try it. He said he sowed from the 10th to the 20th of June.
Page 3 Book 22 Thanksgiving eve a complete fizzle.
Casper mare served by the bull faced stallion, Nov. 26, 1915.
Dr. Lowe castrated the horses and colts Nov. 25 & 26, 1915, 17 head.
One of the bay have colt coming 2 years old reared up and lunged forward and stuck his head against
the fence when he was lassoed and broke his neck. He was worth $100.00.
Paid the loan on Reister place $88.63 Nov. 27, 1915.
Paid Harry Lowe $16. for castorating 17 horses and colts. Give him a check on 1st National Monterey bank.
Nov. 27, Drove over to the Ranch 16 head of horses all right. Sold them & cattle in evening.
Wes H. halled from Ranch 14 inch tile to complete the main line of Fletcher ditch 26 tile and placed
them on the bank at the upper end next to the sewer.
Page 4, Book 22 Nov. 27, 1915 Finished the Fletcher main line of ditch except about 16 feet at Stake O which is at the sewer crossing, the road south of Mel Osborn.
Mel Osborn was with me. We put in an arm to the ditch 140 feet below the upper end of the 12 inch
tile and connected it with the main 12 inch tile and let the water run in. The ditch is all right from that
point to the lower end.
Car of tile arrived the 28 of Nov. from Bipus, Ind. 62--14 inch, 26---12 inch, 28---8 inch, 1800---4
inch, 1000---5 inch. The 1800 of 4 inch is in place of the difficiency of 16 inch. The 14, 16 & 8 inch.
I intend to take 26 of the 14 inch is due me and one 1/2 of the remainder furnishing 12 inch of my own.
The 8 inch we own together.
Page 5 Book 22 Tile of my own furnished 18---16 inch, 32---12 inch, 26---14 inch.
Nov. 30, 1915 I was over to the Widner arm where Peron Davis job of tileing is commencing at Stake
17. I found the upper end of the 12 inch tile closed up and the matter running over the top of the tile
sinking into the tile about 20 feet below Stake 18 indicating that the tile is in good working order from
that place where the water sinks. The tile may be all right at the upper end which Davis put a board
over the end to keep the water from entering. Davis says that when the board is removed the water
mite rush through and that there is no danger of the tile not working all right. I am of the opinion that
there will be no ditching this winter.
Page 6 Book 22 Dec. 1, 1915 Winter seems to be here as it is snowing this morning and the
thermometer indicates 30 degrees. I may as well commence to care for the stock and continue for 4
months 120 days at least. There is much to look after and great expense in providing for all of the
stock. There are near 50 head of horses and about 60 head of cattle.
I sold about 80 head of cattle during the summer and fall and got a good price for them. I sold 6 head
of horses and got a good price for them. I now have to many horses for the amount of feed. I may be
able to care for them and come out all right in the spring. All of my affairs are in good shape and
provided for except the stock.
I think I will need to buy both straw and corn to feed before spring. I had the fence put in shape at the
Ranch yesterday on the 16 acres next to Rowels land & turned in the cattle & horses Dec. 1st. I will
turn the stock in this day for the first also turn in on the Reister place west of the house.
Page 7 Book 22 Some one stole about 1/2 lb. of pulverized opium worth $8. out of the room where I
sleep. The stealing was done in the past 3 days prior to the first of December. I am satisfied who stole
it. But think best not to expose the party and might be mistaken as to the one I think stole the opium. I
think the best way is to keep quiet and even up in some way without any friction or damage to anyone.
Dec. 2 put a bridge over the dredge ditch at the Ranch. WEK, C. Engle, Wes Hiland, George Collins and myself on the work.
Budman sale this day M. E. Kearick called the sale. I could have made 10 or 15 dollars if I had attend in buying stock pasture and cow peas hulls and likely some other things that I needed that went very cheap.
Dec. 3rd worked road tax. I work 11/2 days last week with team George Collins work out in Stark
Co. last week 21/2 days halling gravel to the sandy road at L. Stubbs.
Wrote a letter to J. H. Sink Dec. 6, 1915 Rossburg. Also R. M Stephenson Knox, Ind. Dec. 6, 1915.
Page 8 Book 22 Dec. 1915 Mel Osborn was at my house and stated that the main line of the
Fletcher tile ditch was finished except to hall a load of stone at the lower end and that he would have
the surveyor to issue a certificate of 1000 to cover the cost of tile which is near 1000 and one of
500.00 for me and one of five hundred for himself which would be satisfactory to me. I stated then
that when the ditch was completed through the Widner place and accepted we could then settle the
whole matter up according to agreement made at the time of the selling the job of work at Knox. Each
one to bear 1/2 of the expense and share equal in the surplus.
Dec. 6, George Collins and I went over to the Widner ditch where Peron Davis left off work and baled
out the water in the ditch and dug down at the upper end of the 12 inch tile and found them empty and
in a condition that when the board is removed from the end when plenty of water the tile will flus out.
Page 9, Book 22 Dec. 6,7,8,9 I have been trimming plum and apple trees part of the day George Collin making fence posts and setting them at the school ground. Wes husking corn south of the woods. Both days fine.
Dec. 10 I trimmed 10 or 15 plum trees today. Wes husked corn south of the woods on Shenk place. The corn is of good quality and turns out better than expected.
George Collins set some fence posts along the road down west of the gate at wheat field in the forenoon. In the afternoon he strung up the woven wire south of the corn field where Wes is husking corn on the line between WEK and my land.
The Rock cow had a calf December 7, 1915.
Motle face cow had a calf Nov. 24, 1915. both calves male.
All of the colts that was castorated have done well and in good condition now. Dec. 11, l915. They were castorated on the 25 & 26 of Nov. by Dr. Lough of Leiters. See record page 3.
Dec. 10, I took up the 3 notes from the bank that I had left for collection one on Harry Rock 1916 one
on Milton Shidaker for 29.94 and one on Peterson for about $40.00.
Page 10 Book 22 Dec. 10, I wrote Dave Castleman for pay for medical service, also R. M. Stephenson, also J. H. Sink.
I received the following acts Dec. 10, from J. H. Sink to collect and place the proceeds to my account against J. H. Sink.
P. Wallace $5.00
Isaac Overmire 2.77
C. Rank 4.35 Louis $3.00 Father 1.35
J. C. Meyers 2.82
F. Stun 4.85
John Weaver 2.00
I ordered from Professor Jesse Berry bridle for breaking horses 1.25 said to be a special offer. I may
be a humbug and may not be if it is 1/2 as good as he represents it will be a good investment. I am in
doubt as to its being what he represents. I sent a check for 1.25, Jessie Berry Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Dec.
Page 11, Book 22 I wrote a letter to Swetser Tile Co. Dec. 11, 1915 inquiring for 12 inch drain tile
seconds 2500 feet also as to 6,8, & 10 inch if 2500 feet would not be enough to make a full load.
I wrote a letter to Mel Osborn telling him that I was talking with C. Good about the ditch we were
constructing with tile. I stated to him Osborn that Good said he would come out next Monday or
Tuesday and examine . I stated to Osborn that I told Good we wanted the ditch accepted and 80 pr
ct. certified issued so we could cover expense of tile and work.
Dec. 13, I wrote a letter to E. J. Kelsey. Dec. 13, wrote a letter to H. L. Bailey Bais inquiring about corn for seed. I see samples of white corn at the bank that looks fine.
I went to Monticello with Elmer Johnson, Harry McDowell & Kailer of Winamac prospecting the
canidacy of Elmer for State Representative legislature 1916 we found everything favorable as there
was no one in the race in White County. Yet I am of the opinion that in the event of Elmer's nomination
he will suceed in getting elected. The people want a change and repeal of many of the laws enacted by
the legislature in the 2 last sessions.
Page 12 Book 22 December 11, 1915 Woodrow Wilson the president of the United States claims to be divinely endowed with wisdom to goven the affairs of the United States of America so far as is the duty. His saying so does not make it so. I am sad that he is mistaken as to being divinely inspired from the fact of his making so many blunders in things that are essential to the interest of the great mass of citizens of the United States.
His believing that God has inspired him does not make it a fact by any means. There are many things
he has said and done that is contrary to the interest of the whole nation. Facts and common sense that
should lead him different. His views and acts on the question of protection to the various industries of
the United States that are needfull to the wants of almost all of the people of the United States is
contrary to common sense. Not needing divine direction to understand if disrobed of prejudice
sectionalism and fanaticism and modern democracy. A very large pr ct of mankind believe that God
and the Devil are the very opposite of goodness. Woodrow Wilson inspiration or endowment are the
question of protection must be from the Devil if not from the inherent of self.
Page 13-14 Book 22 Were it not for the European War we would be in about the same condition in
the United States as we were in 1893 & 1894 when Grover Cleveland was president. Stagnation in
business all over the land, millions of laboring people out of employment and many thousands of
starving. Carter Harrison said he fed 20,000 soup for 21/2 years in Chicago.
Dec. 20, 1915 I give into the hands of Mel Osborn 4 freight bills as follows for freight on tile for the construction of the Fletcher ditch as follows: Aug. 17, 1915 $15.18, Aug. 20, $15.40, Aug. 25, $15.62, Aug. 31, $15.62. This amount I paid $61.72 which will be forward to Bippus, Ind. as part pay for tile we purchased.
Mel showed me a certificate issued to Charley Good surveyor for $1000.00 that had intends to draw money on to meet the payment of the Bippus Tile Co. which amounts to near 1000. less the freight. The freight will be near $125.00 on 10 cars of tile Dec. 20, 1915.
Dec. 20 George Collins and I were over to the Widner arm where P. Davis left off at upper end of the
12 inch tile and inspected it. We found 3 feet of water at upper end of 12 inch tile. Dug down in tile 20
feet below stake 17 and opened a tile at the joint found the tile almost full of dirt. Made a hole about 6
inches. Set an 8 inch tile over the hole packed around at the bottom with a gunny sack well and filled in
around with broken tile. Then cut a channel up to the basin of water and let it run into the catch basin.
Then opened the dam and let the water in from the channel that Peron Davis made. Went down the
ditch and found the ditch was closed up about one rod below where the arm comes in from south west.
The water raised up more than 1 foot above the tile went down to the lower end and while there the
water and dirt begun to come through in great quantities. When I went up to where the obstruction was
when I went down the water had sunk indicating the obstruction was out of the way. The tile was
flushed out complete and is now in a condition to keep free from filling up with dirt if not medled with
by somebody. The ground and ice on the line of unmade arm is such that it is not fit to undertake to
construct the ditch and will not until the ground and ice is thawed out and weather favorable. Dec. 20,
Page 15 Book 22 On the 14 of December 1915 Elmer Johnson, H. McDowell, Kailer and myself went to Monticello, White Co. Ind. prospecting for Elmer Johnson candacy for the Legislature as Representative of Pulaski & White Co. We found everything favorable. There being no canidates in White Co & none in Pulaski except Johnson. I am of the opinion that if Johnson gets the nomination he will be elected. The people are wanting a change in the manage of state affairs and a repeal of man of the laws that are not suited to the wants of the people of Indiana.
The country between Monterey, Ind. and Monticello looks very much the same. The crops of l915 not
good. Business in Monticello very dull. No stir of any kind due to the general stagnation in business
caused by the free trade laws passed by the Democratic Party known as the Underwood Tariff law.
George Collins, & W. Hiland drove the cattle over from the Ranch Dec. 14 and put them down at the lower barn on Shenk place.
Finished clearing the wheat down at Chian Park. The wheat looks fine since running it through the
Page 16, Book 22 On Dec. 20 some one stole the bottle out of my case that contained pow opi.
About the 20th of Nov. 1915 some one stole a can of opium out of the ---- drawer containing 1/2 lb worth $8.00 or more about Sept. 1st 1915 some one stole a bottle out of my case that had powder opium. I don't know who done it but I intend to catch them in some way and get pay with interest for all that has been stolen.
The course pursued will be to fill part full with pow opi. Powder alloes which looks like opium and
enough tasterized antimony that will make them unload over the tongue. I may add a small amount of
elaterium which will physic them out to a finish. (Hard to read)
Page 17 Book 22 Monday the 20th George Collins baled out the tile ditch on the Widner arm at
Stake 17. 10 feet below at the upper end of the12 inch tile. Dug down to the 12 inch tile and made a
hole at the joint 6 inches in diameter. Then set an 8 inch tile 2 feet long over the hole packed around
the bottom of the tile with sacks so as to cork up so no matter or sand could wind in where the tile sets
on the 12 inch. Then opened a channel up to the main body of matter and let the water run in the 8 inch
tile which flushed out the 9 stations of 12 inch tile completely. When we dug down we found the tile
2/3 full of dirt where we opened up. I laid 7 feet of tile in the new channel to prevent washing of the
dirt that might cave in when it thaws. I am of the opinion that the work done in constructing the catch
basin will secure the drainage the very best way it could be done. On the 21st I examined the catch
basin and found all of the water had run out and none around the 2 foot tile which was covered over the
top on yesterday the 20th. The condition now is such that the ditch can be channeled out 3 or 4 feet
and make it possible to finish the tileing.
Page 18 Book 22 Wes Hiland and I halled the 10 and 8 inch tile from Stake 15 to Stake 8. 15 loads
and distributed them through the marsh. It was a rough job and very difficult to get through. We could
not when the ground is thawed out get a team of any kind to travel over the ground from the fact it is
very mirey and the much several feet deep. We are now ready to begin to construct the ditch as soon
as it thaws out possibly before it thaws.
Dec. 22, 1915 Wrote a letter to Mel Osborn explaining in regard to work on the Widner arm and conditions. Culver, Ind.
Dec. 22, 1915 Wrote to R. M Stephenson, Knox, Ind. concerning the payment of the balance due on his note given me for medical service.
Dec. 22 Wes husked corn today
23 " "
24 " "Snowed in the afternoon. Collins split fence posts.
22 Wrote a letter to Beunchamp the man who bought the Bennet colt last spring. He lives at
Cranberry point Bass Lake Stark Co. The note I hold against him is due Jan. 8, 1916.
Dec. 24, 1915 Christmas presents from Emma Hartman 2 pr. woolen socks 1/2 doz handkerchiefs.
Box of fine candy all very nice. Lizzy Rearick 2 bows for collar and nice white handkerchief. fine.
Dec. 24, 1915 I wrote a letter to H. Bailey, Bass Lake, stating to him I would take 2 bushels at the price stated 2 pr bushels good as the sample left at the bank Answered and got 2 bushels of the seed.
Dec. 24, Wrote to Lon Shriner to remit balance due on pasture.
Dec. 24 I cleaned out the watering place next to Reinholt at the Kelsey ditch and dug down so the stock could drink easy making the place all right if looked after to keep in repair.
G. Collins drove the stock over to the place and salted them there so they will frequent the place and get use to the watering place.
The butcher Stevens butchered the big sow on the 23 of Dec. 1915. Collins halled the meat up and put it in the summer kitchen on the 24.
The stag Billy I had butchered about 3 weeks since. The meat is very tender and finest we have had
for several years.
Page 20 Book 22 Weather conditions the month of Nov. 1915 very mild and spring like up to the 15 of the month. Dandelions and flowers in full bloom See page 11,12,&13, 1915.
Nov. 16 Cold and winter like
17 Snow in the morning
18 Quite cold & disagreeable
19 Snow again & rain
21 Deg. 22 chilly all day.
22 Deg. 20 " "
23 Deg. 32 Snowed 1/2 inch deep
28 50 Rained in the afternoon
29 22 A little snow calm in the forenoon & stormy in afternoon
30 16 Calm & clear morning See page 10,11,&12 old record for weather 1914 & 1915 Nov.Dec. & Jan.
See page 25 & 26 for Jan 1915 & Feb. 1915
See page 42 for March 1915
" " 43 for Aprile 1915
Dec. 1 30 snowing one inch deep. This is the 4th snow so far calm no wind. The day has been fine and sunshine all day & snow almost gone.
2 20 Clear & sunshine snowed a little last night the 5th snow.
3 24 Snowed during the night 6th snow fine day.
4 18 Clear & calml fine day
5 22 almost clear calm
6 16 " "
7 24 " "
8 30 A little windy
9 28 A little snow 7th snow
10 18 '' " 8th calm
11 24 Above calm & cloudy sleeted all day so that it is quite icy in the evening not much sleet on the trees.
12 26 Sun. above zero cloudy
13 24 " snowing & windy
14 8 " snowing a little but little wind. Coldest so far this winter. Fine Day.
15 10 Calm & almost clear
16 22 Calm snowed a little last night
17 30 Snow most all gone thawing cloudy & calm
18 20 Roads very icy and have been for 5 days.
19 16 Clear very calm snowed a little last night This makes the 8th snow.
20 12 A little cloudy and calm, icy.All day very fine and sunshine after 8 AM.
21 12 Cloudy & calm
22 24 Clear & very calm fine morning. Thawing a little
23 34 Cloudy and thawing a little
24 28 " calm snowed in the afternoon near 3 inches.
25 26 Snowing a little calm The snow is about 51/2 inches deep fine and winter like best suited this time of the year.
26 20 Cloudy and a little breezy.
27 24 above zero snowed this makes 10th snow.
28 8 " " calm very still
31 28 " " Thawing a little all day. The month has been very steady the coldest morning the 14&
28, 8 above zero. The month of Dec. 1914 there was 7 mornings below zero as follows 14-7, 15-10,
22-4, 25-4, 31-4 below. Jan 1915 come in 18 above 2-16, 3-12, 4-26, 5-36, 6-26, 7-14, 8-18,
9-28, 10-32, 11-26, 12-28, 13-20, 14-30, 15-28, 16-38, See page 22 for Jan 1916.
Page 22, Book 22 Record of the weather for Jan 1916
Jan 1, 36 above raining no wind rained most of the day. Therm. 40 in the evening snow about all gone.
2 28 clear storm is over a little windy
3 30 cloudy & 7AM clear in the afternoon
4 28 Almost clear & calm I am of the opinion that we will have a mild January and February and an early spring and a very favorable year for farming. I intend to plant corn in Aprile from the fact I am of the opinion the weather will be mild and suited to early planting.
5 48 Cloudy rained a little during the night also during the forenoon weather commenced to get cold at noon evening 28 above 20 deg. coldest.
6 4 above zero coldest this winter clear & calm
7 8 clear & calm
8 14 " "
9 24 " "
10 42 Cloudy
11 26 Snowed in afternoon about 4 inches This makes the 11th snow fall this winter.
12 31 Cloudy & raining & sleet in night commenced to rain early and continued up until noon. Most water on the surface for several years.
13 8 below zero a little windy & clear. 3 deg. below zero at 10 AM
15 12 above snowing considerable calm This is the 12th snow this winter.
16 1 below cloudy & calm
17 14 below almost clear and calm. This is the coldest this winter.
18 2 above zero clear & calm
19 4 below zero " "
20 30 above sleeted change the later part of the night and this morning has the appearance of rain, considerable wind at 7 AM. Thawed and drizzling rain most of the day, snow about all gone.
21 42 above zero snow all gone ,cloudy. There is much ice in the road and where the snow was trampled. Thawed all day the weather was spring like. Midnight 48 deg. above zero.
22 34 above Z. cloudy 18 deeg. lower than at midnight thawing. Snow about all gone.
23 26 almost clear, calm
24 32 clear & calm fine day.
25 40 " "
26 40 " "
27 56 a little cloudy
28 24 " "
29 30 " " & windy
30 34 " " 1 34 Cloudy & raining a little and rained most of the day.
31 34 Cloudy & raining yet a little getting colder gradually in the evening 20 above 14 deg. colder.
Feb. 1 4 above zero calm & clear. I did not guess right as to the cold weather in January. The
weather was mild in a thorn man's hind sight is better than his foresight
Page 24 Book 22
1916 Feb. 1 4 above zero calm & clear
2 6 above " "
3 2 " "
4 4 calm & clear snowed in the evening a little
5 20 " cloudy Snowed during the night, 1 inch fine winter weather.
6 18 above Z snowed about 1 inch last night calm
7 6 below zero clear & a little windy
8 4 above little windy
9 18 " cloudy & calm
10 16 " " "
11 24 " " "
12 24 " misting rain
13 12 " calm
14 2 clear & calm
15 12 clear & calm
16 18 " "
17 26 cloudy & calm
18 40 " windy & snowing turned cold and in the evening 18 above zero
19 20 Cloudy snow on the ground a little
20 24 "
21 18 clear
22 28 clear rained & thunder evening
23 30 cloudy
24 22 almost clear
25 28 snowed a little
26 20 cloudy & stormy all day
27 12 clear & little windy
28 12 clear & little windy
28 14 cloudy calm
29 16 clear almost calm
March first 18 above zero cloudy & calm See page 71 March 1916
Page 25 Book 22 Wes Hiland Dec. 28, 1915 afternoon drove over to town from the Ranch 21 head of colts & horses and put them down at lower barn.
28. Finished unloading the tile in the forenoon size 12 inch. There was in the car 972 billed at $50 pr thousand. Broken tile 23 no good.
29 Wes Hiland and G. Collins halled 2 loads of 8 inch tile on the line of ditch between my land and Rouls land No 472.
30 Butchered Crip cow. A. Keitzer & G. Collins.
30 W. Hiland halled 2 loads of 8 inch tile to the Ranch and 30 of the big tile from the Hawkins ditch all to be put in on the line ditch between my land & Rouls. George Collins halled one load of 8 inch tile and one load of the big tile from the Hawkins ditch in the forenoon. In the afternoon helped A. Keitzer butch cow.
Dec. 30 I was over on the Widner arm of the Fletcher ditch where Gus Fell was ditching and laying 10
inch tile. They were getting along all right.
Page 26 Book 22 Dec. 25, 1915 Christmas snow 41/2 inches deep calm and winter like just as it should be.
Best suited to mankind as well as animal in this part of the country. I am pretty well prepared for winter with feed and shelter for the stock for 3 months. Corn I think I will be short before corn is grown next season. Cattle and horses are looking fine. The best condition I ever have had them in. All are in a healthy condition at this time and running out in the fields which is the best place for them for health especially and for cheapness.
The colts and horses that were castorated November have all got well. 17 head castorated.
A.J. Kelsey says that he does not intend to fill his silos again. Nothing in it to cover expenses and give good profit to him so far.
Dec. 27, 1915 Sold 12 hogs for $111.00 at $6. pr hundred.
Dec. 27 Car of 12 inch tile from Swiester. seconds 50 cts pr M 972 feet $48.60. Freight $20.50.
Page 27 Book 22 Dec. 28 George & Wes in forenoon unloading the 12 inch tile and piling them over at Fish Pond along the road. The tile are good for seconds except those that were broke in shipping. Commenced to dig on the Widner arm.
Dec. 29, 1915 I wrote J. D. Rouls Tipton, Ind a letter relating to a tile ditch on the line between his land and mine at the Ranch. I stated to him that I intended to put a tile on the line prior to Apr. 1, 1916. Commencing at the dredge ditch with a 14 inch tile. 22 was to his NW corner. Then 8 inch tile 120 rods then 40 rods 6 inch tile to the 16 inch tile on the Fletcher ditch and there end. I estimate the cost as follows. 8 inch tile 120 rods tile cost $88.00
6 inch tile 40 rods $10.25
Halling tile 8 inch 20 loads at 150 pr load 30.00
6 inch tile 40 rods 3 loads $4.50.
14 inch tile 5 loads 150 pr load $7.50
Digging and laying tile 25 cts pr rod $45.50
Distribute the full not more than 2 inches to the 100 feet propose to accept $95. from him for his share
of the cost and I would construct the same by Apr. 1, 1916.
Page 28 Book 22 The actual cost of the line of tile on the line between Rouls land and mine will be when completed as follows.
20 rods of 14 inch tile $46.60
120 rods of 8 inch tile 113.60
26 rods of 7 inch 15.40
Halling tile 20 loads of 8 inch 20.00
Halling 14 inch 3.00
Halling 6 inch 40 rods 3.00
Putting in the tile 15 cts pr rod 27.30 $136.30
Page 29 Book 22 Dec. 30, 1915 I ordered from Sweester Drain Tile Co. Sweester, Ind. 80 rods of 8 inch tile seconds and balance of car 6 & 7 inch seconds.
Dec. 30,1915 Wrote J. H. Sink again asking him to send me $15.00 now and the balance if I do not suceed in collecting the orders he sent me. I stated to him that I had waited on him long enough.
Halled 2 more loads of tile. Wes halled 12 inch and put them just on the north of the bridge at Ranch. George hall 6 inch tile and put them off east of the center ditch where old Bens bones lies. Wes halled a load of 12 inch tile on the east line south of the dredge ditch on line between Rouls & my land.
Rained in the morning for 2 hours and then quit until 11 commenced again and rained pretty hard.
Page 30 Book 22 Jan. 1, 1916 Comes in with rain Temp. 36 deg. above zero calm.
Jan. 1, 1915 18 deg above zero calm.
Jan. 1, 1914 36 deg. above zero calm.
The weather in December 1913 was very mild every day almost like spring.
Jan. 1914 The month similar to the month of Dec. 1913 except one morning the therm. registered 4 above zero.
Feb. 1914 Mild up to the 10th then it was much colder than the 2 months preceeding. Down to zero and below 7 mornings.
March 1914 was as cold as January. In the morning especially. In the afternoon it was warmer up a little more than in the month of January. New Years eve & night was very quiet, unusual. There was no demonstration of any kind. All was quiet. No ringing of bells nor shooting as has been the custom in past years on New Years Eve.
The health is very good generally and has been for 3 months past. The people are very quiet and not seemingly well pleased with the management of the government by the Democrats neither in National nor State Legislation.
The Free Trade policy of the Democratic party is the cause of the stagnation in business every where except where they are manufacturing munitions of war.
No man who is possessed with capital and understands the effects of free trade with the foreign nations will invest his money to any great extent on account of believing that when the war closes the United States will be the dumping ground for the surplus products manufactured by cheaper labor in Europe than in the United States and would paralize any manufacturing industry in the United States that were manufacturing the same class of goods.
There are at this time a large pr cent of the Democratic party that favors a protective policy and intend to vote with the Republican party in 1916.
They say that they have enough free trade experience to convince them that free trade is not best suited
to the merits of the great mass of the American people and want a change seemingly as much as the
Republicans. It is natural for them to want a change for they know the SOP will correct.
Page 33 Book 22 I was over to the Widner tile ditch where Gus Fell and George left work this forenoon. The ditch above where the tile ended was 3 feet deep in water and the water was running over the tile seemingly twice as much as a 10 inch tile would carry.
I went over to the lower end of the Fletcher 16 inch tile running through my land. The water was going through all right no water running over as supposed by many it would.
The capacity of the tile I think will be sufficient so there will be no flow over the line of tile as contemplated.
There is several places on the south 20 acres next to the 16 inch tile that needs a 4 inch tile to give good dranage for wheat corn & oats. It might be all right for pasture just as it is now for one or more years yet. The water was running south in the 8 inch tile between me and Roul's land all right.
On the Reister place the 14 inch tile was working all right. The levee on the line between my land and
Frank Falstitch is not high enough by one foot. The water was running over flooding the ground west of
Page 34 Book 22 Mon 3, 1916 Wes & George halled 2 loads 8 inch tile and put them on the bank of the center ditch north of the gaate that goes in the north field of corn. Then husked corn in the north field balance of day.
I viewed the line of 12 inch tile I contemplated putting in and concluded to run a 12 inch tile up from the dredge to the fence east of the garden about 10 rods east of the garden than put in a 10 inch tile from that point running in a north east direction on the line of the old water way for 25 rods or more then in almost and eastern direction running about 8 rods to the center line 8 inch tile a few rods below where Will's riding plow was in the ditch. I am of the opinion that the route is the best one to give good drainage to all the acres of land north that is tile to flow in a southern direction.
I change the direction of the tile at the gate and run it in a north eastern direction to the cross ditch north
of the stable and connected the cross lines with the 12 & 10 inch tile. (sic)
Page 35 Book 22 Jan. 4, 1916 I ordered from the Michigan Salt Works. Marine City, Mich. 20 tons of No 2 agricultural salt quoted at 358 pr ton. FOB Monterey. I used some of it but could see no benefit from it Oct. 1, 1916
George Collins halled load of 8 inch tile same place as yesterday and finished husking the north 10 acres of corn. Jan. 4, 1916.
WesHiland butchered his pigs this forenoon and halled a load of 10 inch tile out to the Ranch next day, 5th. The work done in 2 days for one load of 10 inch tile.
I was over to Bass Lake to see Beauchamp in regard to the Bennet horse I sold and traded him last spring and took a cattle mortgage. The note was due Jan. 1, 1916 for $75.00 with 8 pr ct interest if not paid when due. The amount of the note Jan. 2, 1916 would be $78.50.
Jan. 4, I wrote him a letter telling him to bring the horse in at once if the proposition was not accepted
by him that I made.
Page 36, 1916 4 above zero the coldest this winter so far. No wind.
George and Wes halled in the forenoon 12 inch tile and put them on the ditch north of the bridge on the west line.
Jan 6 halled one load on rack 12 inch
" halled one " 6 inch George.
7 Wes halled 2 loads of 12 inch
7 George load of 8 & 12 George husked corn balance of the day.
Page 37 Book 22 Jan. 6, 1916 I was over to the Ranch this afternoon and examined the line of 12 inch tile contemplated and viewed the ground through which the line is to run. There is about 4 acres in the swag that is not worth a continental without much better drainage than usual and far better than the drainage now in.
The appearance of 1/2 of the field south of the house is certainly far from being drained. So it will produce a good crop of anything except weeds. The appearance is that the water has been near the surface of the low ground and in places on top of the ground. Four acres or more that I expected to grow good corn on has none of consequence.
I am of the opinion when I put in the 12 inch tile and carry up the fall I can clean the land near 3 feet in
the basin and all the rest and make the field the best north of the dredge ditch. The cost and labor is
much more than I estimated before I examined this afternoon.
Page 38 Book 22 Jan 8, 1916 I was over to Cranberry point at Bass Lake to see Beauchamp in
regard to the Bennet horse. I took a cattle mortgage on to secure they payment of one promisory note
calling for $75.00 with interest at 8 pr cent, if not paid when due Jan.1,1916. I took his agreement to
bring the horse in the 12 or 13th of Jan. 1916 to me at Monterey, Ind. and I to give him his note that
the horse is security for.
Jan 10, Wes & George halled corn in the forenoon from elevator and put it in down at the Chicken Park. In the afternoon halled 2 loads of tile to the Ranch Wes halled 12 inch and George principally 6 inch and a few 12 inch tile. I put in one rod of 14 inch tile on the Raul line in the evening. That I might know how it will need to be done.
I found that a large tile at the lower end is the only kind that would be suited on account of the extreme
softness of the bottom of the ditch. I think I put in the rod in about 30 minutes fitting the tile up all right.
The 20 rods will not require more than 7 or 8 hours to put them in for George and Wes with my
Page 39 Book 39 I had my check book posted today Jan. 11, 1916 Balance to my credit $2535.61
Jan 12 Thashers sale. Bad day raining. Sale put over to the 28th of Jan. 1916. Rained until noon then
cleared up so the sun shined a little until 3 oclock then clouded up and grew colder and rained a little
for a short time and then snowed for an hour covering the ground 1/2 inch. Continued to get colder and
a little windy. In the morning at 7 AM the 13th it was 8 deg. below zero. The coldest this winter.
Jan 14 Car load of tile arrive from Sweetser, Ind. 660 ft & 1280 ft. 8 inch size.
Jan 15 unloaded them 10 loads there was 13 broken tile. The first load there was 23 broken tile See
page 25. Thirty six in the 2 loads.
Jan 18, 1916 I go to Winamac in Susan Griffin Snider case with J. R. Sennet and Mary Sennet for the
purpose of taking our despositions. I met Loudan the attorney for Griffins at 10 AM at the clerk's
office. He found on examinating the records in the Griffins case that was adjudicated at Kins close that
they had no case. (sic)
Page 40 Book 22 In the Susan Griffin case ves. Wm Kelsey J. R. Sennet and Mary Sennet.
The case is set for trial Jan. 27, 1916 at Knox, Ind.
I went to Winamac today with Frank Hartman, Mary Sennet, Emma Hartman and J. R. Sennet in answer to a summons to appear at the clerks office at 10 AM then for the purpose of the attorney taking depositions from J. R. Sennet, Mary Sennet and Wm Kelsey in the Susan Griffin Snider case.
When we arrived there the attorney Loudan for the Susan Griffin Snider had discovered the transcript of the Jasper Co. circuit court held at Rensaleer in 1872 or '73 granted the title of the land Susan Griffin was contending for was in George Garrison.
Louden said there was nothing to done and did not ask any questions nor take any deposition so we
got back to Monterey 15 minutes past 12 oclock. I am now of the opinion that they will dismiss the
case against me and Sennets and the tills will then be unclouded. (sic)
Page 41 Book 22 I purchased of Baily who lives 3/4 mile west of Bass Station 155 lbs. of seed corn for $4.50 cts paid check.
I also purchase two hundred bushels of the same variety of corn for 85 cts. pr 100 the same kind of corn. He to deliver one half to me at Monterey and I to hall from his place the other 1/2. The corn to be weighed at Monterey prior to Feb. 15, 1916.
Jan 19 Beauchamp returned Dick the Bennet horse which I had a cattle mortgage on. The horse is well broke and gentle. He could not pay for him.
Jan 20, 1916 Halled 170 20 lbs. bushels of wheat from house at Chicken Park and sold it for 108 pr
Jan 20 W. H. halled in saw logs to Zehners saw mill.
Jan 21 George hall 7 loads of wheat to elevator 517 bushel including the wheat halled the 20, 1916 at
108 pr bushel amounted to $558.36. I have about 500 bushel yet to sell. What I sold was not the best
Page 42 Book 22 Purchased of George Chittic 11/2 bushels of clover seed small variety for $10.50 pr bushel. Seed from Fred Miller.
Jan 22, Wes Hiland and Family went visiting to Dave Fishers near Star City went on train.
George Collins moved into the Meredith back rooms. Jan. 22, 1916.
23th. I visited Loring Reed Jan. 23rd 1916. Frank Hartman motored me down.
24th The weather is fine this morning. I intend to have George and Wes to work down at the woods.
Jan 24 I ordered from Sweester, Ind. 1 car of tile 1000 ft. 8 and the remainer 6&7 inch all 2nds. I
was at Threshers sale and bought gang plow and one sale and old crobar 10cts.
Page 43-44 Book 22 I go to Knox today Jan. 27, 1916 to look after the case that I am in with Susan Griffin Snider relative to the owner of the Garrison place that I deeded to J. R. Sennet and Mary Sennet described as follows West 1/2 NE 1/4 sec. 2 lower 31 Range one next in Pulaski Co., Ind.
The verdict of the case was in my favor. The plaintiff in the case did not appear. They did not have a shadow of a case nor any just claim.
The land now is clear from any incumbrance and the title good. The farm is worth not less than $5000.00.
The land should proper care taken of it and built up and low land on the north 40 drained with tile south through the deep cut with a tile 14 inches through the deep cut large enough to allow all the water to flow through that comes off of the Fogle land and then a dike on the east line of the land built so the river cannot flow over the low land. There should be scraping out 30 feet wide where it goes through the deep cut deep enough so there would be but little diging to lay the tile so that all the fall from the river is carried up through the deep cut.
There will be a time when drainage through in that line will be by petition and for that reason to put in a
14 inch tile will be that much of the epense borne and save an assessment to the amount of what it cost
to put in the 14 inch if put down deep enough.
Page 45 Jan 27, 1916 Drove the cattle out the Whiteside farm on the stock pasture and stack of oats straw in the barn yard. I bought the 40 acres of stocks and straw for $20.00 and paid $10 cash the balance when the pasture is consumed by the cattle.
Jan. 28, Drove out to the Whiteside place 29 head of horses and put them in same place in corn stalk pasture.
Feb. 3, 1916 I wrote another letter to J. H. Sink Rossburg, Ohio sending him a statement of what is due me and demanding pay at once.
Wrote a letter to Rearick, sec. of Winamac, Lodge IOF and reported the case of Loy Reed at Lawton, Ind. Feb. 2, 1916
Fec. 3, notified Jones on the Whiteside place of contract in regard to stock pasture and barn yard
shelter and straw stack in barn yard.
Page 46 Book 22 Feb. 2, 1916 Wes Hiland moved from my place west of town over to Mel Osborns in Stark Co.
I am of the opinion that he will not find chances near so good to make a living by reason of moving out as where he has been for over 10 years with me. I am glad that he move away from the fact of his disposition and unstable temper. He listened to every medlesome long nosed person who advised him as to his wages telling him that I ought to give him more.
The various parties who advised him did not have sense enough to know that I was paying him more than he earned me and much more than they would pay him if in their employment.
Wes had wages on the brain and was daily inquiring of people whether he was getting enough. The
advice given him made him shirk and of no value to me. Therefore I am pleased for him to move as he
has on yesterday.
Page 47 Book 22 Halled the first load of corn from Harry Bailey's Feb. 2, 1916 George Collins halled
Feb. 3, Harry Bailey halled 2 loads this day.
Feb. 4, 13960 lbs. at 85 cts pr 100 13960 -85 = $118.66 Check $25.00 Remainder $93.66
Give check 205 bushels & 20 labs. Corn is fine.
Feb. 5, 1916 A. J. Kelsey sold his cattle 55 head to Charley Hoesel for $7.10 pr 100 to be weighed the 5th at Monterey Stock yds. I think that it is a good sale taking in to consideration the quality of feed and facilities for making them better later on. they weighed 1158 pr head 33 and was shrunk 3 pr ct they amounted to $2623.60 About $1000 more than they cost one year since.
Drove up from lower barn 8 head of hogs, an old sow, Feb. 5, 1916.
Feb. 8, 1916 I sold six hogs today Feb. 8, 1916. The weight 770 at 71/2 pr 100, 5775.
Feb. 11, 1916 I sold rye $51.76.
Feb. 9, N. Bridegroom halled 1 load the first day of 10 inch tile to Ranch.
10th 2 loads the 2nd day.
11th 2 the 3rd day.
Page 48 Book 22 George Collins drove over to the Ranch and turned in to the rock stock pasture 39 head of cattle. They were the cattle I pastured 13 days on the Johns cornstalk pasture from Jan. 27, 1915 to February 9th 1906 (sic)
I drove them away from Jones because he did not allow them to the straw stock and shelter around the barn as agreed when I negotiated for the stock. I paid Jones $10.00 in advance and intended to pay $10 more when I took them out provided I got what I contracted for otherwise not. He damaged the cattle by reason of not allowing them to get around the barn as advised when Will contracted for stocks and straw.
Drove over to the Ranch 25 horses Feb. 13, 1916
Feb. 17, Drove over to the Ranach 20 head of cattle 6 of them sucking calves.
17th bought $61.23 at Thomas sale. 46 hens at 72 cts pr head.
Feb. 18 Commenced today the 14 inch tile on north end of the tile ditch on east side of land south of
the dredge ditch. 3 hands laid 20 rods first day. Collins, ----- and Bridegroom
Page 49 Book 22 Thomas chickens laid 28 eggs Feb. 18 next day after I purchased them. Eggs worth 22 cts.
Eggs laid each day.
Feb. 18, 28 Feb. 24, 19
19, 15 25, 20
20, 16 26, 21
21, 14 27, 15
22, 25 28, 14
23, 18 29, 15
March 1st 11 snow & stormy
March 2 8 March is blank as to record of the weather See page 71
Page 50 Nov. 24 Wm Hartman to visit babe 1.50
Nov. 27 to visit babe 1.50 Presc. 75
Reed boy 3.50 Presc. 50 Paid in full 4.00
George Collins, Ben Bruce, S. C. Allen, Vick Follmar, R. Whiting
Page 51 Book 22 Woodrow Wilson married Mrs. Gault Dec. 18, 1915.
Williams the butcher for one horse hide 2.75
Owed me house rent 2.10
Plake Slonaker to visit wife 1.50
Whiting, Reed, Father Senegan, Old man Shall, J. B. Reed to visit boy Paid AJK 3.50 AJK went with me Reed paid him also 3.50.
Woodrow Wilson President of the United States and Mrs. Gault were married at Washington City
Dec. 18, 1915.
Page 52-57 Book 22 Patients: Dec. 20, 1915 Samp Allen, Whiting, Mrs. Jane Bruce, J. B. Reed, Dayton Shanks, Frank Keitzer Trustee for Willie Hiland, N. Hamis, Peter Langenbahn, Harry Shall, J. B. Reed, Oswald Smith, Vick Follmar, George Langenbahn, John Decker,
Jan 5, Sold cow hide 6.08, Rent from Nelson 7.00, Interest earned from bank 8.00.
Jan 10, 1916 A.M Kleckner, Dan Haschell, Magie Allen, Vick Follmar, Wife, Mary, Fredrick,
AnnBell Alvena, Magy Allen, Mrs Lawson Allen, Plake Slonaker, Dan Haschell, Vick Follmar,
Elizabeth, Fredrick Wife,
Page 58-59 Book 22 George Chittic, Clarence Shall, J.J. Slonaker,
Jan. 10, 1916 Reed , stem embrocation .50, to night visit 5.75 When I got there at 9.50 he was dead. Angina pectoris was the cause of his death. The nerves affected was the intercostal & -----gastric. He had been ailing near 4 months having attacts of the siling that threatened his life. When the attacts come on he needed to sit down or keep very quiet until he got relief. He said the sensation was pain and a sense of goness that made him feel that he would die quickly if no early relief. Born in Pueblo Co. in 1840 Dec. near 76 years old.
Feb. 14, 1916 John Rose 86 yrs. old dropped dead at Ora today, an old soldier.
Page 59-60 Book 22 Patients Sam Allen, Harry Shall Henry Baker, Master boys, J. B. Reed, P.
A. Follmar, Gal-- Drake, Harman Runk, Dayton Shanks, People on Sulyvan place, Ed. Louis,
Boyle, N. Hamis, Nelson Bridegroom, Chris Klein, Harman Runk, Oswald Smith,
Page 61 Book 22 Feb. 24, 1916 Bought at H. Bakers sale the following articles and prices of each 9 months.
One bugy $49.00
One corn planter 37.00
Near 200 bushel corn 120.82
Near 103 bushel oats 46.48
Near 8 bushel cow peas
One roan 3 yr old mare 65.00
One bay mare coming 2 yr old 86.00
One summer colt mare WEK
2old plows 3.00
1 spring tooth harrow 10.00
1 one horse cultivator 2.00
1 one set of heavy work harness 15.00
1 set single bugy harness 1.75
1 scoop shovel .80
1/2 doz horse collars
1/2 pads for collar 6.80
1/2 doz muzles .50
1 evener 1.80
1 post digger 1.00
1 box of something
2 steers coming 2 year old 94.50 $541.50
I gave my note for $552. due 9 months after date. dated Feb. 25, 1916 without interest if paid when
Page 62 Book 22 I went over to the Ranch this afternoon, Sunday the 27 of Feb. 1916. Found the horses all right. There is a black mare that is going to have a colt soon from the appearance of her bag. The weather is chilly and quite windy from the north west. On yesterday the 26 cold and blizard like all day.
Feb. 28, 1918 Brought in babe & her colt and black mare with white in face and her colt. And black mare that is going to have a colt soon.
Charley Miller commenced to work this morning.
Feb. 28, 1916 Patients: , Ed. Louis, Harry Lepo, Samp Allen, Johnson
March 3, I ordered from Sweester Drain Tile Co. 1 car of 8 & 7 inch tile about 2500 feet.
Settled with S. C. Allen and received 14 dollars in full to date for medical service March 7, 1916.
Page 64 Book 22 Primary election March 7, 1916 Republican vote 97 Democratic 85 Progressive l
Patient: Mrs. Hoesel 2.75.
C.W. Malott lives on Freeby place wants 2 bushel seed corn, yellow. He got 2 bushel during the Marbaugh blow out and paid me $4 for same.
I purchased of Henry Keitzer 125 lbs. of Mamoth clover seed for $20.83 and give him a check for $16.00 the balance I placed to his credit for medical service to date and some roofing. I bought off part of my bill which was originally $8.50 and credited in full to date.
Paid George Collins in full to date for work done since March 11, 1915 up to March 11, 1916
according to contract. His Dr. bill & potatoes was $9.75 deducted from his wages leaving him $21.00
which I paid him in full by check date March 11, 1916 and hired him for the same price for one year
from March 11, 1916 to March 11, 1917 and took his receipt for the pay in full to date. March 11, 1916.
Page 65 March 9 1916 Oswald Smith, Jo Johnson, N. Bridegroom, J. B. Reed to visit boy Loyd, Harry Shall, Burt Kleckner to visit boy influenze, S. C. Allen, A. Melvin,
March 19, C. Louis cow had a calf, male
17th Wagner mare had a colt horse
Black mare had a colt.
Page 66 Book 22 March 18, C. Louis heifer that W. Hiland milked had a calf.17th Herefor cow with wide horns had a calf. bull. 16th Another white faced cow had a calf.
Bees swarmed today July 12, 1916. Took off box of honey 10 or 12 lbs. fine.
Page 67 Book 22 Apr. 27, 1916 Commenced to sow oats at the Ranch next to the dredge ditch. I ordered 11/2 bushel of seed pr acre. Apr. 29, Finished sowing the 2 fields that Rocks had out except the 4 acres on the east.
May 3 Finished seeding to oats about 40 acres where Rocks growed corn the season of 1915. Disk the oats in both ways . Sowed clover and timothy seed on the west part of the field south of the dredge ditch about 1 bushel to 10 acres. Finished seeding 85 acres to clover on the place May 2, 1915 Timothy seed.
I wrote a letter to S. D. Roul Tipton, Ind. asking him to pay me $150.00 on the 25 of this month.
Page 70 Book 22 records of doings:
Feb.19, 1916 Bridegroom halled one load of tile out to Ranch 8 inch.
Feb.19, 1916 George Collins hall load of tile on Griffin land 7 inch also halled over load of 6 inch that was piled up at the feeding ground.
I wrote a contract for W. E. Kelsey and Nelson Bridegroom. W.E. Kelsey hired Bridegroom to work for him one year from about March 1, 1916 for 30 pr month for 9 months and $25. pr month for 3 winter months.
WEK to let him have a dwelling house to live in, wood for house use, garden, and truck patch for potatoes, food and 1 qt of milk pr day.
I hired Charley Miller to work for me 9 months from the 13th of March 1916 to the 13 of December
1916 for $20 pr month and pay him at the end of each week if he loose not time$4 and the remainder
of his wages when he works his time out in full and let him live in the house on Lot 7 in ------plot of the
town of Monterey a garden and truck patch south of where John Marbaugh lives and agree to make
him a present of $5 if he works his time out and takes an interest.
Page 71 Book 22 Record of the weather for the month of March 1916. See page 24, 22, 23,24 for Jan. & Feb.
March 1 18 above zero cloudy & calm. Snowed all afternoon, 3 inches.
2 12 cloudy & winter like calm snow is about 5 inches deep. Cold all day.
3 8 above zero cloudy.
4 zero clear & calm
5 16 above " "
6 30 " cloudy, sleeting in the morning
7 28 " very fine day spring like snow in the afternoon Blizzard.
8 14 above Blizzard the worst of the winter certainly bad.
9 10 above calm in the afternoon windy.
10 22 " cloudy spiting snow
11 14 " clear & calm very fine day.
12 30 a little cloudy & calm
13 30 clear & calm spring like
14 30 cloudy little wind blizzard in afternoon snow 3 inches deep.
15 10 above zero almost clear no wind, snow about 3 incheees deep Cold all day and no thaw much.
16 10 above zero almost clear calm snow still not all gone. Ground froze hard. Looks this morning that it will warm up today and thaw considerable . Cold all day snowing in afternoon.
17 10 above zero clear & calm snow not all off
18 18 cloudy & calm snow still on in places.
19 24 above clear & calm.
20 26 above cloudy calm rained a little at 4 PM.
21 26 " clear & calm. Cloudy in the afternoon thunder and lightening commenced at 1/2 pass 8 continued until after midnight. Rained and hailed.
22 32 above 3 cloudy & windy, sprinkling rain occasionally, unusual see 72
Page 72 See 71
March 21 26 above zero almost clear, calm in the forenoon, Clouding up indicating rain or snow. In the evening clouds heavy. At 8 PM commenced to thunder in the west at 9. Thunder heavy and lightening. Commenced to rain 1/2 past 9 and continued until after midnight. Unusual thunder lightening and rain when so cold.
22 32 above zero clouds are heavy a little windy from the east with a little sprinkle of rain at short intervals, quite a good deal of water in front of my house. Commenced to snow about 7 AM regular blizzard from the north east the worst since Jan 1st. 1916. Continued to storm until 1/2 past 12 then ceased to snow. There are some drifts 4 feet deep.
23 14 above clear & calm ground covered with snow. Did not thaw much.
24 32 above zero still a little snow. Warm all day.
25 50 warm a little cloudy, calm fine all day.
26 50 cloudy & raining a little early, calm also in the evening rain & thunder.
27 48 above zero cloudy
28 32 " cloudy
29 36 " " calm
30 32 " clear "
31 38 " " "
Apr. 1 40 cloudy & raining in forenoon See 79.
Page 73 Book 22 Horse page & Cow
Black mare had a colt March 3, 1916.
Noah Wagner mare had a colt 17th of March 1916.
Allen mare had a colt March 25, 1916.
4 of the cows had calves on the 25, & 26th of March 1916.
Topsy had a colt Apr. 10, 1916.
There are now 6 colts at the Ranch Apr. 14, 1916.
There is now 20 young calves at the Ranch. 6 at lower barn and one at the Reister place making up to
date Apr. 14, 1916 27 head all hereford.
Record of the weather for the month of Aprile 1916
Apr. 1 40 above zero cloudy & raining in the forenoon. Clear in the afternoon and fine spring like.
2. 32 above clear & calm
3. 30 " " "
4. 35 " little cloudy "
5. 30 " "
6. 20 almost clear & calm
10. 26 " "
11. 38 cloudy "
12. 52 clear little windy
13. 58 little cloudy, calm
14. 42 " " windy
15. 42 rained a little last night
16. 34 almost clear a little windy
17. 40 clear & very windy
18. 34 " calm in the morning
19. 46 " " "
20. 54 " rained at midnight a very fine morning
21. 54 cloudy chilly
22. 40 " "
23. 46 " "
24. 40 " "
25. 30 Clear & calm rain in evening considerable
26. 36 cloudy calm rained last night
27. 38 almost clear
28. 40 " "
29. 45 " "
May 1st 40 cloudy & quite cool
2. 34 See page 84
Page 75 Book 22 See cost of tile pr roll 100
Statement I made to S. D. Roul Tipton, Ind. March 3, 1916 as follows as to cost of tile and construction of the tile drain on my east line adjacent to S. D. Rouls
26 rods of 7 inch 551/2 cts pr rod $14.43
16 rods of 14 inch 233 " " $37.28
5 " 12 " 150 " " $7.50
60 " 8 " 73 " " $43.80
40 " 8 " 2nds. 40 cts. pr rod $20.00
Cost of tile laid down Monterey. $122.88
I did not send the report unloading tile from cars 4.00
Hulling out 26 loads $52.00
Diging ditch and laying the tile 35 cts pr rod $61.45
Filling the ditch $15.00
Length of ditch filed 177 rods. $255.33
I did not send the report I made out a the entire line of ditch was not finished. I made a record of the cost on page 96 & 99 of the cost which is $305.80.
The work is well done and greatly needed to give good outlet to the tile drainage of Rouls land. He
ought to pay 2/3 as of the $305.80 and then get twice as much benefit as I do profit mostly by reason
Page 76 Book 22 March 24, 1916 I wrote a letter to S. D. Roul Tipton, Ind. I stated to him that I learned he had been in Monterey on the 23rd. and that I was disappointed in not meeting him. I called his attention to the tile ditch on the east line of my land 6 feet west of his west line that I had conpleted the same and done the work in first class way using good material. The cost I stated was $305.80. 2/3 of the cost he ought to pay from the fact he gets 3 times as much benefit as I do. I also stated that I had examined the ditch in the afternoon of the 23rd and found it all right and that all his lines of tile had a complete outlet into the main line. That his tile laid about 1 foot above the main line of tile.
I told him that I intended to fill the ditch as soon as it thawed out and that I intent to build my part of the
line fence as soon as it thawed. I asked him to answer and notify me of his coming so I could be at
home to meet him.
Page 77 Book 22 March 20 1916 John Ditmire to visit mother 3.75
Mar. 22 John Ditmire to visit mother 3.75
22 Warner attending wife OB boy 10.00
29 John Ditmire to visit mother 3.75
30 " " " 3.75
26 Oswald Smith to visit wife 2.75
26 Artie Melvin presc. self twice 1.00
20 John Ditmire to visit mother 3.50
Reported McKinley Warren boy born March 22, 1916 to Dr. S. W. Thompson paid Winamac, Ind.
Apr. 2 Sam Allen to presc. wife .75
Paid Dickson & Reed $108.00 Interest on loan due the 1st of Apr. 1916. Apr. 3 got receipt back.
Paid Marbaugh Bros. for corn stalk Cutter $39.00 March 31, 1916
Apr. 2 John Ditmire to visit mother 3.75 See page 82
Page 78 Book 22 George Collins and C. Miller Apr. 1916 Commenced to plow on the Shenk place for oats and on the Reister place west of the barn. Artie Melvin also commenced to cultivate with the weeder on rye east of the orchard on Reister place. Finished the Widner ditch by crossing the road at Widners. It is all right 3 & 10 inch deep at Stake O. George Collins and myself helped do the work. Mel Osborn and his hand also helped. George Butnell come at 12 and commenced to help.
Apr. 2 John Ditmire to visit Mother 3.75
Car of salt come in and unloaded Apr. 5, 1916 Overmire got
Apr. 2. J. Marbaugh to presc. boy .75
5th Halled the lumber away from the mill at Zehners.
Laney said the 11 chickens laid 35 eggs today Apr. 5, 1916
5th Old hen come off with 6 chickens all Plymouth Rock
5th John Ditmire to visit Mother 3.75
7th " " " 3.75
Page 79 Book 22 apr. 10, 1916 Commenced to put in the 12 inch tile covering up the fall from the dredge ditch. The ditch were it crosses the 6 inch tile running east and west in the praire basin is about 4 inches lower where it goes north. North of the 6 inch cross tile the ditch is 52 inches deep about 30 rods south of the north line of the corn field.
Apr. 13 Seeded to oats the 2 little fields west of the Shenk barn where I had oats last year. Apr. 13, 1916 Drilled in 11/2 bushel pr acre.
Apr. 14 Commenced to seed to clover and timothy the south east field where WEK has rye about 1 bushel of clover mixed with a little timothy seed to 15 acres. Small variety. No good got no stand.
Apr. 20-21 The 8 acres west of the Reister house drilled it both ways with disk. Midling stand.
Seeded the field west of the barn to clover and timothy. Apr. 21 Drilled one way east & west, disked. No good.
Finished the 12 & 10 inch tile drains at the Ranch 130 rods long put in first class condition put in 29
rods the 21st with 3 hands.
Page 80 Patients.
Apr. 4, 1917 Charley Davis to visit girl 3.75
4th Jacob Dunkelbarger to visit wife 3.75
5th Elmer Johnson to presc. self 1.50
5. John Ditmire to visit mother and extra price 4.75 and 3.75
9. Charley Engel to presc. self 1.25
9. Samp Allen to presc. girl 1.00
10. John Ditmire to visit mother 3.75
13. Mrs. Drake to presc self .75
Page 82 Man on Wallace Budman place to visit self $2.80
Apr. 7. John Exaver 1.00
Apr. 8. N. Bridegroom to visit babe 1.50 , 1.50, 11.50
10. John Ditmire to visit mother 3.75, 3,75
14. Nelson Bridegroom to visit babe 1.50 presc wife .50
16. N. Bridegroom to visit child 1.50
16. John Ditmire to visit mother 3.75, 3.75
19 Nels Bridegroom to presc babe .75
20 Fred Fell to presc wife Paid 1.50
15 Vick Follmar to presc child girl .75
22. John Ditmire to pres mother 3.75, to visit mother 3.75
Page 83 Mrs. Jacob Engle died Sunday morning the 16th of Apr. 1916 Supposed heart disease.
23. Robert King to visit wife and treatment for fracture of her right arm 3 inches below the shoulder $15.00
26. N. Bridegroom to presc. babe .50
26 Vick Follmar to presc. babe .75
27. John Ditmire to visit mother 3.75, in the evening 3.75
27. Robert King to visit wife 3.75
30. N. Hamis to presc girl 1.00
30. John Decker to presc wife .50
30. Bert Kleckner to visit self 1.50
30. George Sellers to call wife & presc. 1.50
May 2. Harry Reneholt to pres babe .50
3. R. King to visit wife & presc. 3.75
Mrs. Ditmire died May 3, 1916 Paralysis & old age 3.75
Page 84 Record of the weather for month of May See Page 74
May 1, 1916 38 above zero quite cool all day. Rain for 2 hours commenced at noon.
2. 34 above cloudy & cool spring very backward. The fruit trees some of them in bloom, pears & plum trees the most advanced. Peach bloom coming out, apple bloom none yet.
3. 40 rained considerable last night. Cloudy this morning and no wind.
4. 44 almost clear
5. 46 "
6. 50 " rained in the afternoon & evening.
7. 50 clear & calm very warm 82 in the shade at 2 PM also same on the 6th 82 in the shade.
8. 60 cloudy and calm . Rained at midnight and heavy thundering. The weather is fine for growing the past 4 days, very windy in the afternoon.
9. 56 clear & calm
10. 54 " calm in the morning . The most windy in the afternnoon I ever see in Aprile. Calmed down in the evening.
11. 48 clear and a little breezy
12. 50 almost clear
13. 46 " "
14. 44 Cloudy, rained and thundered heavy for 6 hours also rained during the day at times especially at 4 o'clock great at Monterey. Streets are covered with water.
See Page 90
Page 85 Car of Tile from Sweester, Ind. Apr. 25, 1916
90 pieces 180 ft. 10 broke 13 26 ft. 92ct.
350 " 700 ft. 8 " 23 46 108
250 " 250 6 " 17 17 27
300 " 300 5 " 22 22 34
850 " 850 4inch 39 39 31 Total $2.92
I sent a check to Sweester Tile drain Co for the car of tile ship date Apr. 19, 1916 for $36. 13
The freight was 18.00 Breakage 2.92 Check for 15.21 $36.13
Paid my tax at Knox 75.00
Monterey Bank 190.13 Total $275.13
April 26, 1916 Paid off one of the Meredith notes and the interest $127.00
There are 3 more notes to pay with interest at 6 pr ct. 2 of the notes is $100.00 each and the last note I
think is $150.00 Due in March 1917, 1918, 1919.
Page 86 Book 22 Finished sowing to clover & timothy seed the south part of the field west of the Reister barn-------No good.
Apr. 28 Seeded the south 8 acres of the west field of the 100 acres on the Reister place with timothy & clover put the seed in with the disk seeder. Fine seed bed. No stand
Apr. 28, 1916 Finished sowing the ground at the Ranch where Rocks were. Corn the season of 1915 with 11/2 bushels of oats except the 4 acres.
I first disked the ground then sowed the seed and after crossed disked it in. Finished seeding the 4
acres and plowing in the worth end of the Rowel ditch also sowed about 200 lbs. of salt per acre on the
4 acre piece. Sowed about 11/2 bushels of oats and disked it both ways. I also sowed oats on that
part of the ditch plowed and filled.
May 3, 1916 I bough 3 yearling mare colts of Fred Miller for $150.00 and gave my note dated May
3, 1916 due in 6 months without interest.
Page 87 Book 22 Charley Miller lost 2 days this week ending May 6, 1916
May 6 Keller boy to presc self paid 1.00
5. S. C. Allen to buy bitters paid . .65 To presc wife tonic and heart invigorater not pad .75
May 7, 1916 two whitefaced cows had calves this morning one a male the other heifer.
Bay mare mother of the colt that broke his neck had a colt this morning May 8, 1916. I sold her for $100.00 and the ---protested the rate and got for her 50 only. I guess it was enough.
May 9. Plowed the first furrow around the 10 acres at the Ranch this afternoon May 8 about 4 PM
George Colins plowed and H. Melvin did not work. WEK sowed salt on the ground east of the stable over to the Hawkins ditch. I helped until noon.
22 Grant Burket to presc self 1.25
29. Lester Stubbs to call girl 8 yrs old 1.50
Page 88 May 9, 1916 Acia Melvin quit working the 9th because he wanted to quit. I have paid him more than was due him. 1916 Paid him as follows:
Feb. 19. check $4.00
Mar 3 check 4.00
Apr. 7 5.00
May 7. 5.00
Dr. to use of horse and buggy to visit home and other places 4 times. 5.00
To Rubber boots 4.55 $60.35
Page 90 Record of the weather the month of May 1916 See Page 84
May 15. 60 a little cloudy rained last night and Saturday night and Sunday about 5 inches. River is rising rapidly and much water covering many acres in the fields. There is the most water at the Ranch and in the Griffin ditch for 15 years or more at one time. There should be a tile drain on the line between my land George Osborn Hinning land and Millers land. Not less than 14 inches in diameter beginning at the Roycroft pond on the north.
There is fall enough to give an outlet to the pond near 3 feet plenty deep enough for all practical purposes.
May 16. 50 about, almost clear, river high
17. 40 about windy clear. River almost up to ordinary high water. Commenced to fall last night. To wet to farm on Ranch. Plowing new ground and field south of the woods.
18. 40 cloudy, cool & calm in the morning river falling.
Page 91 Book 22 Paid in full for Examiner to T. Marbaugh up to Monday the 15, 1916 24 cts. I will commence again Monday taking the Examiner May 15, 1916
May 17, 1916 Repaired the levy between me and Frank Falstitch this afternoon. 6 of us worked at it. G. Colins, C. Miller, N Bridegroom, Wm Kelsey & WE Kelsey and C. Engle. Had to be done or loose some stock.
A. J. Kelsey has 25 head of steers on the Reister place pasturing on account of his ground being to soft. Turn them in on Tuesday the 15, 1916.
Paid T. Marbaugh for Examiner up to the 4th of June 1916.
Page 92. Book 22 Commenced to plant corn on the field south of the woods on the Shenk place May 24, 1916. Variety the Reeds Yellow dent from W. E. Kelseys corn from Kent, Ind.
May 23rd Commenced to make a surface ditch to drain the praire on the Shenk place that is covered from 1 inch to 2 feet deep with water. There is near 10 acre covered that would destroy the clover & timothy if not drained off.
WE K should have made this drain 6 days earlier. Intend to put a 10 inch tile through the cut where the beaver dam was that I think will make the drainage practical in the future.
Finished planting the field south of woods on the Shenk place near 15 acres May 25, 1916.
Planted sugar corn I got of Ad Kleckner south of John Marbaughs. 11 was on the south part of the 2
lots May 25, 1916. Also planted some squash seed and cantaloupe seed May 25, 1916.
Page 93. Book 22 Commenced to construct the ditch on the line between my land and Roul's in Stark Co. December 1916 Cost of material as follows:
8 inch tile 186 rods at 85 cts per rod $158.00
Halling them out 30.00
14 inch tile 16 rods at 350 pr rod 48.00
Halling out 10.00
12 inch tile 6 rods 12.00
Cost of putting them in and filling 187.20 Total $480.00
Rouls by right ought to pay 2/3 of this expense from the fact he gets more than twice the benefit that I
do. But I am going to state to him that $255.20 will be his share of the expense.
Pge 95 Paid interest to N W. Ins. Co. $88.63 May 25, 1916
Answered Dr. Johnson letter Akron, Ind. May 25, 1916. He wanted me to go in partnership with him.
June 3, 1916 I paid $150.25 principle Northwestern Loan due the note I paid May 27, 1914 Int. 61/2.
Ordered from Sears Roebuck
6 shirts white No 15 white open on back
Shoe laces 1 doz black
1 pair extra 4 cts
1 chalk line 2
1 bundle hexagon lead pencil
1 doz automatic pants buttons
1 flat mill file
1 felt bugy sadle pad 8
Page 96 Book 22 Tile ditch constructed for the drainage of S. D. Rouls land and Dr. W Kelsey in Stark Co., Ind. Entire length 206 rods.
The line of ditch about 4 feet west of the east line of said Kelseys land running from the Fletcher ditch north to the Casper dredge ditch 180 rods. Also a ditch 26 rods long on the line on the north of said Rouls land and Kelseys land.
The size of tile used and the cost and construction as follows:
160 rods of 8 inch tile
2000 feet first at $56 pr $112.00
640 " 2nd at $24 " 25.60
20 rods of 14 inch at 23 pr rod 46.00
26 " of 8 " at 75 cts pr rod 15.60
Cost of diging and laying tile at 35 cts pr rod 72.10
Halling tile out from Monterey
26 loads of 8 inch at 150 pr load 39.00
3 " of 14 " at 150 " " 4.50
2 " " 7 " " " " 3.00
Cost of filling ditch and a catch basin where the right begin 12.00 Total $305.80
Mr. S.D.. Roul sought to pay 2/3 of the $305.80 from the fact he gets more than double benefit from
the drainage than I do. There is no practical drainage 1/2 so good for his land. The cost is low and the
work done the very best in laying the tile and the tile is extra good in quality.
Page 99 Book 22 Commenced on Saturday the 19 of February 1916 to dig and put in the tile in the ditch on the line between my land and Rowels at the Ranch in S. Co. (sic)
First day the 19 4 hands 800
" 21 3 " 600
" 22 4 " 800
" 23 3 " 600
" 24 3 " 600
" 28 2 " 400
" 29 3 " 600
March 1st 2 " 400
2 2 " 200
3 2 " 400
7 2 " 400
9 1 " 200
S. D. Rouls should pay 2/3 $203.86 of the cost of the construction of the 206 rods of tiling on opposite
page 96 recorded from the fact he receives more than ---- benefits compared with my self and no other
practical way to drain his land. The capacity of the 8 inch tile is sufficient to give practical drainage to
his land. I not having out one line of tile that enters on the 160 rods of 8 inch tile. The actual cost is
$305.80 one 1/2 would be $152.90.
Page 100 Book 22 Sweetser Drain Tile Co. Sweetser, Ind.
Prices quoted as follow Dec. 17, 1915
4 weight 7 pr ft. 1st $13.75 121/2pr rod $7.50
5 9 19.00 17 10.50
6 12 25.00 23 14.00
7 141/2 33.00 30 18.50
8 19 44.00 40 24.00
10 261/2 60.00 58 35.00
12 35 90 50.00
14 451/2 140 235 pr rod 75.00
15 521/2 150 80.00
16 57 175 95.00
See page 28 the actual cost of the Tile ditch between me & Rouls Dec. 27, 1915
One car 972 ft. 12 inch seconds $50 pr m
Freight $20.58 Bill of cost $48.58
Dec. 27, 1915 one car 12 inch 20.58
Jan. 14, 1916 one car of 7&8 inch tile cost 42.93 Freight $20.50
Feb. 7, one car 8, 7, & 6 18.88 Total $51.46
Dec. 27 Broke 12 inch 31 $2.00
Jan. 14 " 8 inch 13 .40
Feb. 1 " 7& 8 17 cts. .45 total $2.85
Page 101 Book 22
Jan. 8th, 1916 The European war which has been waged for 18 month is the most terrible to both life and property ever known. And no prospect of peace until Germany is over powered and defeated in their expectation to dominate England, France and Russia.
The Emperor of Germany over estimated his power and was virtually defeated when he failed to take
Paris which he anticipated he would in a short time after the war commenced. Russia, England and
France are very determined to conquer Germany and Austria and are making every effort to wage war
with such energy and military force that will surely cause the territories to sue for peace. The conditions
of the settlement of the European War will bring about a lasting peace for the whole world.
There will be a revolution at the close of the war in the various industries in Europe by reason of the
great destruction of property and extreme want on the part of the European people that will touch the
various industries of the United States and cause a panic as great as was in the days of Grover
Cleveland, when he was President of the United States.
Page 102 Book 22 Commenced to lay the 12 inch tile on the west line of my land. Commence at the
dredge ditch (covering, causing, carrying) up the fall by allowing the water to follow back to get the
level. Finished laying them up to the gate where they enter the field. All in fine working condition with
the tile laid about one foot deeper than the line of 8 inch laid 2 yrs since connected the line of 8 inch at
the gate way with the 12 inch tile. (sic)
Page 103-105 Book 22 If the Democratic party continues in control of the Government and the free
trade policy known as the underworld tariff law in full force a panic will surely come on the United
States. The principle reasons are and will be that the activities of the European people to restore their
losses and regain and resolve themselves to a state of self support will be very active and energetic to
do all that is possible in every industry to give employment to the laborers of the European countries.
The people will be willing to work for low wages and by cheap labor and the privilege of dumping their
cheap made goods under the free trade policy of the Democratic party, paralize the industries of the
United States that makes goods of like kind. Thereby putting out of employment many thousands of
laborers who get good wages in the various industries when they are in active operation by reason of a
fair price for the products they produce with. Well paid labor under the Republican party's protective
tariff. Bound to cause a great disturbance, destroying the confidence that is necessary to get men of
capital to move and do what is necessary to give employment at fair wages to the laboring people.
Were it not for the war in Europe stagnation in busines would be sweeping over the United States. The
United States would be flooded with the goods of foreign countries made by cheap labor under the free
trade policy of the Democratic party. Were it not for the trade with the Europeans in furnishing
munitions of war several hundred thousand laborers would be out of employment. Agricultural
products would be 50 pr ct less than they now are. The people of the United States would not
consume the products of the land because they could not purchase by reason of having no money.
When men are idle they are earning nothing and need to live on 1/2 rations or less.
Page 106 Book 22 March 16,1916
I wrote a letter to C. H. Black Marion, Kansas in answer to the letter he wrote me in regard to selling the Kansas farm of 200 acres. I stated to him I did not understand what he wanted. Stated he wanted another piece of land. I stated to him that the farm consisted of 200 acres. That if the price suited I might conclude to sell I stated that I had asked him in my first letter to him for him to state what such land was selling for. I stated to him the land was extra good much better than the land adjoining on the south that my father once owned.
I also stated that I had not been out for 6 years or more and did not know what such land was worth. I
also stated that if he would price the land near what it is worth I would come out and examine the
premises. Signed Dr. Wm Kelsey March 16, 1916
Page 107 Book 22
I received a letter from Enos Kelsey, Marion, Kansas dated March 18, 1916. He stated in his letter that there was 20 tons of alfalfa hay that he could not sell belonging to me. He said he was going to seed 18 or 20 acres to oats and the remainder of the farm to corn. He stated that there was some excitement in regard to oil near Marion, Kansas and that they were drilling a well 3 miles east of Marion. He also stated that a geologist said the vicinity of Marion was all underlaid with oil.
The price of land would be high if the Price Farm was in the field worth 1000 pr acre. He said he sold
his land which was the south half of the Price Farm for 11,450.00 about $95.00 pr acre. I write him
March 22, 1916 to get information as to the oil prospect and all information in regard to the value of the
lands adjoining. I stated to him that I had not offered to sell and did not intend until I knew more about
the oil prospect and the value of the land. I stated in my letter that land near Monterey was selling for
$250.00 pr acre that is not near so good nor so well located as the farm on which he lives.
Page 108 Book 22 W. E. Kelsey commenced to seed the west 1/2 of the field where the Hickory tree stands March 30, 1916
March 31, 1916 I wrote a letter to C. H. Black, Kansas in regard to the sale of the Kansas farm. I
stated to him if he offered a price that suited me I would come out and close the deal.
Apr. 7, 1916 I wrote a letter to Lou Hoesel concerning the 4 lots of Delong he wanted to buy of W. E.
Apr. 7, 1916 One of the heifers of W. E. Kelsey bought at Slonaker sale died the 7th of Apr from
injury by kick cost $37.00.
Page 109 Book 22 I commenced to sow clover seed on the Reister place east of the orchard and the east 1/2 of the field south of the first named piece with seed I got of Henry Keitzer. Mamoth variety about 1 bushel to 12 acres with a little timothy seed mixed. Bridegroom drilled with the disk seeder.
I run over the ground east and west with the weeder then drilled the seed north and south. Certainly looks good and ought to get a good stand if the season is favorable.
I have seeded the same land several times in the past 10 years and have failed. In case I fail now I will not again try to seed to clover without doing something that will secure a stand. I don't know now what that something will consist of. It may be that the seed will need nitrogenize.
Apr. 5, continued to seed to clover the fields south clear to south line with the Henry Keitzer seed with
a little timothy seed mixed about 1 bushel of seed to 15 acres. Seems pretty thin may be all right. I will
give it a time and notice the result. I continued to sow clover seed small variety on field west of the
Reister barn. The ground was froze on the rye so much we could not seed.
Page 110 Book 22 Apr. 17, 1916 Bought of Ambrose Weidman 94 bushels of oats for 40 cts pr bushel delivered fine in quality for seed.
Apr. 24, Finished the ditch north of the 10 acre corn field putting in a 6 inch tile. Finished the 12 inch & 10 tile commencing at the dredge ditch at the bridge extending north & northeast about 140 rods. This 12 inch tile is for the purpose of unloading the center line of tile drain and to drain duct through the land it is laid in. Most of the water that affects the land north of the dredge ditch west of the old state ditch flows off of the George Osborn and Heminger land adjoining my land on the west.
I have levied up for the purpose of preventing the water from flowing over my land. There ought to be
a 14 inch tile from the Roycroft pond on the North running south to the dredge ditch else an open ditch
to carry off the flood soil would not run over the levy I have made on the line on the west side between
my land and Osborn & Heminger place.
Page 111 Book 22 Work needed to be done at this date Apr. 25 about 200 rods of tiling yet on Ranch 100 rods on Reister place. Filling the Rowel ditch in Stark Co. Making fence between Rowel and my land. Seeding to clover on Reister place 20 acres yet. Seeding to oats at the Ranch about 70 acres. Disking corn ground at the Ranch 10 acres. Trimming apple trees and spraying. Disking about 20 acres of ground on Shenk place for corn. Plowing corn ground and making it ready to plant. Halling manure preparing ground for potatoes. Taking potatoes out of the ground where burried. Planting early potatoes and making garden. Plowing orchard at the Ranch. Halling hay from Slonakers. Breaking horse to work. Taking some of the horses and cattle from the Ranch and putting them on the Reister place.
Page 112 Paying tax in Stark Co. & Pulaski. Making poultry lot for chickens some where. Fencing
the Meredith lot in Monterey. Repairing the roof of the pump house. Repairing the fence on the line
between Millers and old Heminger place. Repairing the house at the Ranch. Halling from Slonakers the
sections bought at sale for camp house. Settling with Rowel for construction of tile ditch on the line
between his land and mine. Settling with Mel Osborn for constructing of the tile ditching on the Fletcher
ditch. There is near 500.00 due me. Yet I having received a check for $400.00 as part. The cost of
tile was $975.00 leaving $1625. to be divided equal after all expense is covered by each of us equally.
Page 113. Book 22 I examined the ditch on my east line between Rowel and my land. I find that the
water runs rapidly to the south from near the center of the 182 rods May 19, 1916. It is necessary to
let the water discharge at both ends of the tile. There should be a levy running high enough to prevent
the water running north out of the Fletcher ditch at times when there is high water in the ditch. Repaired
the bridge over the north dredge ditch at Ranch and finished 22 feet of 14 inch tile to make a crossing
on my west line over the Fletcher ditch May 19, 1916.
Page 114 Book 22 May 18, 1916 Bred Roan Baker's mare and the mare that was the mother of the
colt that broke it's neck to Olds Norman Bloe. Also Buchan cow and Wes Hiland jersey was served
by the --- hereford bulls. May 19, 1916 They will be due to calve Feb. 18, 1917 Brown mare had
a colt on the Reister place Monday May the 29, 1916.
Page 115 Book 22 Planted about 20 rows of sweet corn on lots south of John Marbaugh's place May 25, 1916. Planted 20 rows of rose potatoes May 28 & 29 1916 south of J. Marbaugh's place May 30, 1916 variety. Rices germine sure head.
Finished planting the long field next to Rowels May 30, 1916. The variety was the Whiting & Reneholt blue & white except about 10 rows on the east next to the Rowel & Kelsey tile ditch. I mixed some yellow corn of my own raising to know whether there is any difference in the yield and maturing.
Commenced to plow the field at the Ranch south of the house Friday 2nd of June 1916 with 2 teams
planted Saturday afternoon near 5 acres with the Whiting variety of corn on east side. Commenced
plowing in the same field on the west side with 2 teams June 5, 1916.
Page 116 Book 22 Paid note calling for 150.00 due May 27, 1914 to North Western Milwauke, Wisconson. I sent $150.25. The 25 cts for the overtime. The next note I promised to pay Nov. 27, 1916 $150
June 8th 1916 I received a receipt from the North Western for the $150.25. I paid on the principle due May 27, 1917
Slonaker Red cow had a calf June 21, 1916
Holstein Cow got at Bennet's sale had a calf June 1916
June 7, 8,&9th Planted about 11/2 acres at the Ranch where I growed potatoes last year. Planted Rural near 15 bushel. Ground is in fine condition and the seed is good quality. I expect to grow not less than 100 bushel pr acre if the season is good and proper cultivation.
Finished planting corn at the Ranch June 17, 1916. The last planted was east of the Willow trees south
of the garden.
Page 117 Book 22 W. E. Kelsey planted about 1/2 acre of potatoes at the Ranch June 16, 1916 Late Rose variety.
June 1916 Commenced to plow the corn Monday morning on west part of Shenk place about 15 acres. G. Collins and Jo Weinsel finished all except the new ground. Tuesday morning went to the Ranch to plow long strip next Rouls G. Collins and Jo Weinsel plowed all except 24 rows finished the long way Thursday morning and commenced to plow east and west Jo Wensel .
June 21 G. Collins commenced to plow the corn on the old part of the 15 acres on the Shenk place
east and west 2nd plowing. Finished the field Friday the 22nd. Good stand of corn and is now in fine condition.
Page 118 Book 22 Old Wagner cow served by Pole Bull Hereford June 19, 1916. Will be due to calve March 19, 1917.
One of W. E. Kelsey's blue heifers served by Pole hereford bull June 20. 1916 will be due to calve March 20, 1917.
Slonaker cow had a calf June 20, 1916 fine cow and calf cost me $50.00 at the sale.
Set 5 hens with 13 eggs each 61 of the eggs I got of Mrs. Ike Slonaker June 22, 1916. I paid one
dollar for the eggs. Will hatch out July 13, 1916. There is now 13 hens setting on 169 eggs.
Page 119 Book 22 July 6, 1916 Mr. Robert Fry son of Huntington, Ind stated to me that Farrin or the ooze of white oak bark was the best to heal bed sores. Also boric acid was good to allay irritation. She also stated that her father had a sore on his hand that the doctors pronounced cancer. After a long treatment without any benefit he commenced to use burnt allum powdered very fine for some time and later pulverized allum that healed the hand completed and he lived 8 years after his hand was healed.
She also stated that she had dropsy that her feet and legs were so swollen that the skin bursted which
she cured by using pulverized sage. 1 teaspoon full to 1/2 pint of water which she drank each day. She
said she would pass 1 gallon or more of urine each day until the dropsy was cured. She said that she
dieted while taking the treatment.
Page 120 May 30, 1916 Martin Keller visit wife lumbago 1.50 June 2, Pain 1.50
June 5 Fred Fell to visit wife 2.50
June 29 Samp Allen to visit self 2.50 Presc, 1.25
W. E. Kelsey finished planting corn at the Ranch June 1916
Rained 4 days in sucession 5,6,7&8 quite cool and stormy no thunder.
June 8, 1916 W. E. Kelsey commenced on the south part of the field he has in corn at the Ranch to cultivate. N. Bridgroom & C. Engle. Ground in fine condition for cultivation. Did not get but little done today.
July 7, 1916 Finished halling in the hay of field next to Hicks. W. E. Kelseys 17 loads and my hay
west of barn 4 loads and put all in the Reister barn without any rain about 30 tons.
Page 121 Book 22
July 7 Sam Allen to presc wife .75 8th presc self .75
8 F. Book to visit self night 2.75
July 11, 1916 Gra Construction Co. D. Division Superintendent
Dr. To Surgical Service rendered Joseph S. Ahany Inspector $5.00
Aug 2 S. C. Allen to visit self 1.00, 1.00 Presc. .75 wife .75
Aug 5 G. Wolfrom to visit wife night 1.50
Aug 2 C. Shall to pres wife child .75
Page 122 Book 22 Dan Haschell went to Chicago to be examined by Dr. Sippy July the 8, 1916. Dr. A. J. Kelsey went with him. On the morning of the 11th he was operated for something. I am of the opinion that the operation will no avail much no matter what was found in the region of the coucum & ascending colon. There will be a recurrance of his attacks similar to what he has had in the past 5 years.
The influence on Dans mind that the operation was needed and corrected the ailing and will wand off a recurrence will do more in his care than anything else to prevent a recurred.
He is of a despondent nature and imagines that there is something serious in his ailing which lowers the
vital force and tends to develop ailing in the parts that he imagines is diseased. Cecitis and colon catarrh
is the nature of his ailing. The appendix when involve is secondary due to the inflamation adjacent.
July 31, 1916 There has been 21 days in sucession of extreme heat, most of the days over 90 in the shade and as high as 101. The 27th of this month. This day 91 in the shade at 10 AM and considerable breeze. There is not much damage yet to the growing crops although it has not rained for 2 weeks of any consequence.
The weather continues to be very hot both day and night up to the 10th day of the month. It rained good showers which was of great benefit to the corn and grass. On the 12 & 13th the corn improved greatly. Had it not rained the crop would have been but 1/2.
I cut the clover for seed the 10,11,12,&14 about 25 acres Coxcomb variety. I think there will be near 1 bushel pr acre when thrashed.
There was 3 cows that had calves at the Ranch about the 14th of this month and one more had a colt.
All doing well at this time.
Page 125-126 Book 22 Record of Bees
Bought at Slonaker sale all of the bees that were sold. W. E. Kelsey bought 2 slanes I bought the rest. I had 2 slanes of my own Slonaker ----.
There were 3 of the slanes I bought very weak and agile before the the first of May after I bought them home and put them out on W. E. Kelsey's orchard. On the first of June there was 9 slanes in good condition. 2 of them was W. E. K. and 7 of them mine. The first swarm was on June 23, 1916. Hive in patent hive from S.& Roebuck. The swarm was a large one.
Put on top boxes for hive 2 tiers No of----2nd swarm the 26th of June put in a common hive with double 2 tiers No of-----3 swarm bought of AM Kleckner for 1.50 very large swarm. Put them in S.& Roebuck hive. June 27, 1916 put on 2 tier of hive boxes No----
The bees are 1/2 blood Italian seemingly healthy and active. The bee pasture is very fine. The best I ever see consisting of white clover all over the fields and road side. I took off the first cap of honey about 15 lbs , fine
June 22, 1916 in common honey box 2 cap took off June 24 very fine and white. W.E. took off one cap of 24 cases not very well filled but fine in quality . Took it off a few days to early.
I took off about 10 lbs off of green hive fine honey July 12, 1916
Bees swarm today and I put them in an old hive, 1/2 blood Italian
July 28, 1916 Rented the ExKlebern's house for $10 pr month Received pay for 1st month, 10.00 Pay
for Sept & October yet due.
Page 127 Book 22 Aug. 3, Sam Allen .75 Presc wife .75
Aug. 6 Dock Low to visit boy 1.50, 1.50, 1.50 twice 2.50 Aug. 10 1.50
Aug. 15 F. Keitzer Trustee to visit wife WH & Presc $1.50 Vave 1.50 presc. 1.00, .75
Aug. 28 Man at Al Johnsons to visit self paid 2.00
28 Poulson to visit self 3.75
Page 130 Book 22 August 14, 1916
I am 81 years old born in Perry County, Ohio, August 14, 1935. I am in good state of health both mental and physical. My memory is certainly very good and ability to think better than 40 years ago. I notice in the last 6 months there is evidence of old age in the tissues. There is shrinking of the skin. The arteries are not so elastic which is evidence of decline. My heart's action is fine, better than it was 50 years ago. My liver, bowels and kidneys are in a healthy condition. My digestion is good. My sleep is also fine. I do not dream so much as I used to.
The strength and activity is not so good as it was one year ago. I am now more active than most persons who are only 50 years old. I can do as much work as most of men of any age and much more than is done by most young men without tiring me. I do not work so constantly from the fact I know there is a limit and the tendency is to wear out and invite rapid decline which I intend to ward off as long as I can
I would like to live and be able to work and do many things that I understand that most of people do not understand and many who do neglects.
I can see there is an opportunity of demonstrating many things that is needfull to man kind which can not be demonstrated in a year that would lead people to their better interest.
I am of the opinion that people cannot be driven to do what is for their best interest as to educate and persuage them by demonstration.
Mankind is naturally given to humbugery and superstition and the education on that line is popular.
I am of the opinion that mankind will always be superstitious. I do not believe there is any man since the creation of the world understand and know anything about the Creator of the world. There are many people who claim to know all about the Creator and the duration of time lapsing since the creation.
I have given the matter serious thought and confess I do not know anything about the creation of the world. I am of the opinion that nobody knows any more than I do and I know nothing. Man who say they know and fully understand God or the Creator of the universe I think are not telling the truth.
In regard to a future state after death I am not convinced that there is any such place as represented. I am of the opinion that when a man is dead his body will return to dust or the elements of which it is composed and enter into new bodies as long as the world and mankind is in existence possibly forever. I can conceive there is any beginning nor ending of time.
To me it seems that the world always existed and never end. Mankind are strange in their belief in many things and especially in regard to the creation of the world and the creation of man.
Some people who are not very strong in their mental makeup can believe with out much evidence many things that others who are capable of fully understanding cannot believe.
No man of intelligence who is capable of considering many questions that are con----- facts can believe
the same unless there is evidence to prove the subject that is of common belief beyond a reasonable
doubt it is a fact when the proof is such weigh that a man believes it is a fact he must believe whether he
wants to or not.
Page 134 Book 22 Sam Allen Sept. 7 to visit Flo & Ext-- 3.00
Sept. 8 Visit Flo & Ext----1.50 Sept 9 " " .75
9th Oswalt Smith to visit wife 2.75
Sept. 9 S. C. Allen to visit wife Neuralgia 2.50
Sept 10 to presc Flo 1.00; Sept 11, 1.00; Sept 14, 1.00; Sept 18 1.00; Sept 23 1.00
Sept 15 Sold 30 head of sucking calves to Osborn for $984.78; 6 of the calves belongs to W. E. Kelsey
16th Sold 8 sucking calves to Dr. King of Rochester, Ind for $400.00 The two sales amounted to $1384.78.
Sept. 22 Kept Demont to visit girl 2.75
22nd. F. Keitzer Trustee to visit wife of Wes Hiland 1.00
26th Weaver lives over west of J. Becks to pres child and wife 1.00
Oct. 8th Vick Follmar to visit self 1.50
Page 135 Book 22 I sold the horses to Morris and Boley of Akron for 320.00
He give me a check for same on Akron Exchange Bank dated Sept. 5, 1916 for pay for the horses.
They stopped payment of the check and the same was protested and returned to the Monterey Bank with cost for the protest-- of $2.31.
Morris and Boley after they protested or stopped payment give me an other check for $270.00 50 less
than the 320.00. The whole proceedings on the part of Morris & Boley was not honorable nor fair. I
could not litigate with such men with out loosing much more than to compromise with them. Next time
must be cash as their check is no good to me. Mare died at Leiters. I made an allowance of $50.00
on the mare in order to avoid litigation.
Page 136 Book 22 Commenced to drill wheat on clover field next to the woods on 15th of Sept. 1916 Drilled 11/4 pr acre.
I plowed the ground about 5 inches deep. Springed both harrowed over twice then harrowed it over with a flexible harrow and finished the drilling Saturday the 16th in the forenoon.
Commenced to seed about 19 acres on the Ranch Sept. 13, 1916. Plowed the land about 6 inches deep spring harrowed it twice, then a flexable harrow making a good seed bed.
Drilled on the west part 11/2 bushel pr acre with hoe drill and on the east 11/4 with a disk drill finished
the field Monday the 18 of Sept.
Both of these fields are good wheat land and if a good season the wheat at the Ranch should make 30
busshel pr acre. On the Shenk place 25 bushel pr acre. W. E. Kelsey is to share one 1/2 of the wheat
on the Ranch and I am to furnish the seed and pay me 1/2 of the thrashing. The wheat on the Shenk
place is my own.
Page 137 Commenced to thrash rye August 23, 1916 on the Shenk place in the forenoon. Thrashed about 135 bushels. In the after noon thrashed on the Reister place W. E. Kelseys both places about 245 bushels.
Commenced to thrash rye for me on the Reister place in the forenoon August 24 and finished in the forenoon Aug. 24 about 260 bushel. I've sold at the elevator for 1.05 pr bushel.
1916 Commenced to hull clover seed Aug. 25, 1916 at 4:30 PM. Friday hulled about 21/2 bushel. Sat. Aug. 26 hulled all day about 12 bushels seed good quality. Cox Comb variety.
I had 34 bushels and 56 lbs. I sold 27 bushels and 32 lbs less 145 lbs cleaned out for 1.50 pr bushel.
Page 138 Book 22 Sept. 21, 1916 Finished seeding to wheat about 50 acres of land 20 acres of the land in Stark Co. Ranch.
I went to Rochester this afternoon with Dr. A. J. Kelsey and family to see Charles E. Hughes the Republican candidate for President of the U. S. He arrived in Rochester about 1/2 past 4 PM from South Bend, Ind. and spoke about 5 minutes. Could not speak on account of his throat. He made 25 speeches on the 21 & 22 which put his throat in a condition he did not dare to continue until he rested up.
He is a fine looking man and I am of the opinion he will be elected President over Woodrow Wilson in Nov. 1916. The crowd was large estimated at 2000.
There was not less than 1000 automobiles in Rochester on the 23. The most I ever see in any town or place.
Page 139 Book 22 Sept. 1916 Thrashed clover seed at W.E. Kelseys 25 & 26 got about 9 bushels.
Also thrashed about 9 bushels of timothy seed. Rained the morning of the 27th . Fine shower much needed.
Sept. 26,27,28,29, & 30th 1916 Seeded to rye about 20 acres on the Reister place in the field west
south and east of the orchard. I doubled disked all except the piece of ground west of the house and
garden then sowed broad cast about 3/4th of a bushel of rye. Then harrowed it in and sowed timothy
seed about 3 pecks to each 10 acres. I am of the opinion that the acres east of the orchard will make a
good yield. The piece about 5 acres south of the garden where I had buckwheat sowed will make
possibly 10 bushel pr acre. The land all is very poor and needs manure and clover Sept. 30, 1916.
Page 140 Book 22 Wm Lopps house took fire Oct. 3, 1916 and burned the roof and other parts so much that it will need $100.00 to repair the same. I wrote a petition for donation from the people to assist in repairing the house and presented it with the assistance of Nig Rearic on Oct. the 4 the following named parties give as follows:
Dan Haschell 5.00 John Doe 1.00
Wm Kelsey 2.00 Dock Low .50
Marbaugh Bros 5.00 J. Woodward .50
S. C. Johnson 1.00 A. J. Kelsey .50
Cecil Sennet 1.00 W. D. Rawlston .50
Charley Keitzer 1.00 S. V. Zehner .50
G. Brucker .50 H. Zurn .25
Bert Slonaker .50 A. O. Wolfrom .50
Louis Kline .50 A. S. Hoesel .50
Charles Keitzer .50 Jo Bauer .50
F. Hartman .50 Margt Fox .50
Sam Allen .50 John Scheuer .50
J. Engle .50 A Schmit .50
Phil Wagner 3.00 B. Young .50
H. Decker .25 F. Winter .50
G. Shall .25 Coppleman l.00
Ed. Zehner .50 G. Bremmer .50
P. Engle .50 P. L. Hoot
F. Falstitch .50 J. Brucker 1.00
N. Hammis 1.00 Al Schall 2.00
G. Wolfrom 2.00 S. C. Wentsel
C. Sennet 1.00 H. G. Reneholt 2.00
W. E. Kelsey J. Sentney .25
W. W. Stevens 2.00 Whiting .20
L. Stubb .50
Page 141 Book 22 Oct. 6, 1916 I paid over to Frank Keitzer in cash 44.25 cts collected and
donated to repair the house of Wm Lopp.
I give my note to Ab Freeman for 2000 dollars due on demand for the purpose of paying off the note
due to the North Western Montreal Insurance Co. Milwaukee with an endorsement of the Bank of one
hundred and seven & 95 cts. $107.95 October 12, 1916 Note returned and canceled.
Page 144 Book 22 I finished seeding to rye about 115 acres Oct. 26, 1916 55 acres at the Ranch ; 10 acres on the Shenk place in the corn field; 50 acres on the Reister place. The 10 acres in the corn did not come up very well else the grass hoppers eat it
The seeding on the Reister place was done by double disking the ground after which it was harrowed
then sowed timothy seed on all that seeded to rye.
Page 145 Book 22 I secured a loan on the 200 acres of the Reister and Broismire land of $5500 for
5 years from Apr. 1, 1916 at 5 pr ct interest payable annualy with 8 pr ct if not paid at maturity. The
interest to be paid annualy. The commission was 3 pr ct $165.00 110 to Deckman and Reed and
55.00 to Ab Freeman who attends to every thing pertaining to the loan without any extra charges. I
have the privilege of paying the loan at anytime in whole or part. There is an insurance on the barn &
house of $72.00 in the Farmer House John Engle agent which has been assigned to the A Etna Ins. Co.
runs for 6 yrs Oct. 31, 1916 concluded and signed by Laney & myself.
Page 146 Book 22 Nov. 1, 1916 Samp Allen $2.50; 2nd visit girl 2.50; 3rd to visit girl 2.50; 4th presc babe .75;
7th Election Presidential Indiana Republican, Nation Democratic.
Charley Baker Nov. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, to visit wife each call 2.75 Paid cash in full $16.50.
10th Leslie Stubbs to call child 1.00
10th Frank Keitzer to visit Mrs. Hiland 1.50
9th Sam Allen Sr to presc wife, 1.00; to presc wife .50.
13th George Collins 1 pair boots 3.00
15th Harry Low to visit boy morning pneumonia $1.00; evening $1.00; 16th morning 1.00; evening 1.00
Page 147 Book 22 Tilly Shall-- Wolpert Colege Port, Texas; Frank Miller Upland, California.
Nov. 13, 1916 I bought of L. Shall 210 lbs. of seed corn for $3.00. He said he planted his corn in June and that it was thougherly ripe and a very early variety. I put it in the cage where I keep my seed corn. Give him a check for same Nov. 13, 1916. (sic)
Nov. 13, 1916 Bought of W. E. Kelsey 10 tons of good sound corn for one dollar pr hundred at his
crib in Monterey, Ind. and paid him $200.00 for same on any of purchase. See record of expenditures
on page 120 Nov. 13, 1916.
Page 148 Book 22 Castrated boar at lower barn Monday the 21st of Nov. 1916 very large hog weigh near 300 lbs.
Nov. 17 Harry Low to visit boy morning $1.50 evening 1.50
18th morning 1.50 evening 1.50; 19th morning 1.50 evening 1.50; 20th morning 1.50 visit boy 1.50; 21st to visit boy 1.50, 1.50; 22nd to visit boy 1.50.
Frank Keitzer to pres Mrs. Hiland .71
Nov. 20 Fritz to visit self mumps paid 1.20 21st 1.00, 22, 100, 23, 1.00 Paid in full 3.00.
Sunday 26 Dinner at J. R. Sennetts went to Culver in the evening.
Charley Miller rented 2 rooms in rear of Meredith house Nov. 18, 1916 for $4 pr month. Paid by working 4 days the first months rent and work one day husking corn for W.E.K. I paid him Sunday morning the 26th one dollar.
Castonated boar at lower barn Nov. 21, 1916. He weighs near 300 fine hog.
Page 149 Book 22 Ordered from Sears & Roebuck the following articles. Nov. 24, 1916
1 pair R boots for WH No 6 300
" shoes self " 129
clothes line 8
2 hammers 24
1 pr socks 6
Safety pins 3 doz 6
Milk pail 8
Shoe strings 1 doz 4
1 pair suspenders 12 4.95 postal 10 Check for $505 Nov. 24, 1916
Nov. 27 1916 Charley Jersey and Jersey bought down on Bennet farm served by Young Beecher Nov. 27, 1916 will be due to calve Aug. 27, 1917
Commenced to hall manure in the afternoon of the 27 of Nov. 1916 putting it on the field west of the
apple orchard and plum orchard which I intend to grow corn on 1917 and seed the same to wheat
about the 15 to 20 of Sept. 1917.
Page 150-151 Book 22 The Democratic party is a party of calamity howlers for 60 years or more. The leaders of the party do not make any effort to educate the people so they can understand and know what is best for them in matters pertaining to government.
The policy of the leaders is to appeal to the passions and prejudice by misrepresentation of facts.
For instance, they will tell the people that a protective tariff is the cause of almost everything that is not normal in affairs of government and that a protective tariff is not constitutional and the chief cause of hard time. They tell the people that this tariff is a tax and that the people has to pay the tariff everytime they buy anything that there is a tariff on.
They tell the people that a protective tariff never brought in to existence one single industry in the United States and in no way benefits the laboring man but on the contrary injures the laboring people.
They the leaders of the party never tell the truth on the question of a protective tariff.
It may be possible that they do not know any better than to believe what they preach to the people.
In my opinion it is the paramount question in affairs of the government of the United States.
Without a protective tariff there would be no development of the industries that is needed to enable the laboring people to get employment and manufacture the various products that is needfull to the people and make possible for them to consume the products of the farmer and make all in some degree self supporting throughout the nation.
Were it not for a protective tariff the foreign countries would be dumping off their products into the United States without paying any duty on the products for the privilege of selling them to the American people and undersell the people in the United States who were engaged in manufacturing and producing products of some kind by reason of cheap labor in the foreign country and well paid labor in America.
The question is to me very easy to understand . But it seems that Henry Watterson, W. J Bryan,
Woodrow Wilson do not understand the question else they are not honest with the people. They may
be both ignorant and dishonest.
Page 152 -159 Book 22 Nov. 10, 1916 News is now that Wilson is elected President of the United States over Hughes.
The Democratic victory is one that was not expected from a Republican stand point from the fact the administration of Wilson has been in many respects very vasilating and un American and not suited to the best interest of the nation.
In my opinion in less than 6 months after the close of the European War there will be an industrial crisis that will surprise the Democrats of the United States and work great hardship on 90 pr ct of the people of America.
There will be stagnation in business all over the land millions of laboring people out of employment by reason of the Tariff for Revenue only law, enacted by the Wilson party, which Wilson and the leaders of the Democratic party say is free trade. Goods of various kinds will be shipped from the European countries made by cheap laborers after the end of the European War and dumped off in the United States without paying anything for the privilege of selling them in the United States that one of the like kind manufactured in the United States, by well paid laborers and thereby penalize the industries that are engaged in manufacturing the same class of goods by laborers better paid.
The only way to prevent the stagnation and assist of the stagnation will be the repeal of the Underwood Tariff law that permits such goods as are permitted to come in that is competing with American manufactured goods, made with well paid labor.
Not until then will the condition be improved and general prosperity be restored to the people of the United States of America.
But the ignorant and prejudice of Wilson and a very large per cent of the Democratic party is so great that they will not provide a protective law soon enough to ward off a very great commercial and industrial war that will rob the laboring people an opportunity of getting employment in the various industries as they were enabled to get employment in under the Republican management of the government in the United States by reason of a protective tariff.
The Democratic party will have to fight it out best they can. The conditions they have got the nation in by their foolish legislation and un American acts in dealing with Mexico so wabling and inefficient.
The course pursued by Wilson once his advisors in Mexico is disgracefull and a complete fizle.
The Democratic party in 1918 will be defeated not only in the Northern states but in some of the Southern states by reason of the failure of the administration being a great failure to serve the people of the United States as they expected.
The people will before 1918 learn a lesson that they will not soon forget that the Democratic party is a great humbuging party. Not possessed with neither power nor policies suited to the best interest of the laboring people of the United States of America. The leaders of the Democratic party made the people believe that the prosperity and great demand for labors and good prices for the farmers products was due to the wise legislation of the Democratic party.
The stump speakers and Democratic papers stuffed the people with such lies that led them to vote the Democratic ticket. The facts are that the war in Europe is the chief cause of the boom in demand for labor and high prices for food products especially wheat, corn, beef & pork, & munition of war.
Were it not for the European war we would be in a condition similar to what the nation was in 1893 & 94 when the Democratic party had full control of the government and a free trade tariff similar to the Underwood Tariff law now stopping the wheels of active industry of most every kind in the United States.
The evidence is conclusive that the Free trade law was the cause of the factories closing and the many thousands of people out of labor in 1913 & 14 up to the beginning of the European War in Aug. 1914.
Yet the Democratic politician Woodrow Wilson and the Democratic press kept the truth as to cause of the stagnation in business away from the people which is proof positive that they are not truthfull nor honest. But on the contrary are humbuggers and hyprocrites.
As soon as the European War closed the munition manufacturers will close in the United States in a few hours and through out of employment more than one million of people who will be without jobs until the factories in the United States are in active operation as they were when the Republican party had control.of the government.
A protective tariff is absolutely necessary for the best interest of the laboring peple of the United States without it the laboring people will not have an opportunity to get employment and support themselves which is the Republican way. The Democratic party's free trade policy has always operated against the laboring people of the United States robbing them of an opportunity of earning a dollar.
Therefore the Democratic party is the enemy of the laboring people. The very oposite of what they blow into the ears of the laboring people that they are their friend---Humbugers for 60 years.
I am of the opinion that the result of the election so far as President is concerned is best for the Republican party by reason of the bungled up condition of the Democratic Tariff policy and the Mexican mix up policy by Wilson who has the condition much worse than when he commenced to medle with the affairs of Mexico.
Wilson got the United States into the trouble and let him get us out if he can.
If Hughes had been elected the crisis that is sure to come on the United States as soon as the war ends in the European country. By reason of the United States not being prepared to ward off the commercial and industrial warfare that will surely be waged against the United States that will through out the laboring people employment for a long time. Possibly would make the impression on the people that the crisis was due to the election of Hughes and his administration of the government.
Therefore it is better for the Republican party to be out and let the blame be on the Democratic party where it rightfully belongs. Then the people will be ready to excuse good judgment and vote for the government to be in control of the Republican party and restore a Tariff for protection and make it possible for the laboring people to get employment and better wages than possible to get under a Democratic Tariff for revenue only which is virtually free trade.
It is possible for the Democratic party to learn that a protective tariff is best suited to the American nation and repeal the free trade tariff law that is certain to stagnate the business of the United states and make many thousands starve and very hungry as was the case in 1893 & 94 and in 1913 & 1914 when the Democratic party had full control of the government.
Policy of Democratic skimp speakers in order to keep the great mass of Democrats in ignorance of the mistakes of the party and call particular attention to what they may have done. And cover up what has been done by the Republican party that is for the benefit to the great mass of voters. When the Democratic politicans fail to accomplish keeping the voters in ignorance then they always meet with defeat.
The Democratic press nor the Democratic Speakers tell the people in 1916 during the campaign about the loss of the government due to the taking the duty or tariff on sugar off and destroying the sugar beet industry and sugar cane industries in the south.
Taking the tariff on sugar looses the government 36 millions pr anium. Destroying the sugar beet industry and sugar can industry resulted in many millions of dollars loss to the laboring people and to the manufacturers of sugar.
The increase cost of sugar to the American people has amounted to millions of dollars. To illustrate. In 1913 before the Tariff was taken off of sugar you could buy 51/2 lbs of sugar for 25 cts. In 1916 under the free trade policy 51/2 labs cost 45 cts. 20 cts more the consumer would had to pay.
Democrats with a plain lesson on the question free trade on sugar should make them understand that tariff for revenue only as set forth in the Underwood law is not of any benefit to the consumers in the United States but puts the money in the pockets of the producers of sugar in the foreign countries.
With such plain proof the Democrat politicians tell the people it is right and of great benefit to the
people.and the Democrats believe that the Democratic papers politicians and the President are telling
the truth and the Democrats go to the election and vote the Democratic ticket to continue the party in
control of the very party that is imposing and robbing them of millions of dollars.
Page 160 Book 22 Harry Lowe Nov. 28, Frank Keitzer to presc wife Mrs Hiland 1.00 presc. little boy .50
Nov. 28 Man at Al Johnson to visit self Paid 2.00
Nov. 28 Poulson to visit self 3.75; Dec. 1, ext presc 4.75; Dec. 3, to W.E.K. 4.75; Dec. 6 to W.E.K 4.75; Dec. 8 to W.E.K 4.75; Dec. 10 to Dr. AJK 4.75; Dec. 13 self alone 4.75; Dec. 18 self alone 4.75; Dec. 22 self alone 4.75 Posted 380 ledger.
Dec. 30th Thanksgiving Day a very fine day sunshine all day. In the early morning it was a little frosty 24 above zero.
Nov. 28 Osmal Smith to presc self 1.00
Dec. 10 Bush at Al Johnsons to visit self 2.50 Dec. 12, 2.50
Dec. 12 Commenced to cut saw logs today G. Collins & Wes Hiland
Dec. 12 Samp Allen to visit girl L Fem night 2.50; 13, to visit girl 2.50; 14 to visit girl 2.50
Page 161 Book 22 Dec. 14 Mrs Susan Hoesel to visit self Paid 3.00
Dec. 16 1916 Harry Lepold Trustee North Bend Tp to visit John Cheney to North Bend Tp family of 4 who are sick with scarlet fever and the Sequela Anasarca night visit & presc 4 $8.00.
Dec. 17 to visit anad presc 4 of John Cheney's family pr order of Harry Lepold 7.00
Dec. 17 Harry Lepold Trustee to visit -----Garbison and presc ----3.00 Mrs. Mcampsey to visit boy and presc. 3.00
18th to visit boy & presc to anti toxin boy 1.50
Beauty white face hereford George Uhl partly raised droped a heifer calf Dec. 17, 1916. Fine calf,
Rosey white face is her name.
Page 162 Book 22 Dec. 18 Harry Lepo Trustee to visit Lorencanste boy 3.75; to presc girl 1.00 to anti toxin treat both 3.00
Dec. 19 Harry Lepo to visit family of John Cheney and presc 4 $7.00 to anti toxin treat one 2.50.
Dec. 20 to visit & presc 4 7.00 to presc Mrs. Cheney 1.25
Dec. 20 to call Garbeson boy and prescription 2.50
Dec. 20 to call & presc. Mcamprey two children 3.75
Dec. 21 Harmon Uhl to visit self night 3.00 Ledger 405
Dec. 20 Mrs. Susan Hoesel to visit self paid 2.75
Dec. 21 H. Leopold Trustee to visit family of J. Cheney and prescription 4 $7.75
23 H. Leopold to visit Cheney family and prescription 2.00
Page 163 Book 22 Carnege Library boosters met last night Dec. 21, 1916 and voted by ballot to accept the ground donated in part by Dr. Wm Kelsey 50x60 North end of Lot No 2 in P W Demoiss plot of the town of Monterey, Pulaski County, Ind.
There were 3 locations voted on as follows W.E. Kelsey SE corner of his lot were he lives 60 x60 Price 250.
M Rosenberge North end of lot 60x60 price $350
Dr. WmKelsey north part of lot No 2 50x60 paid $200 and Kelsey to move buildings off. The loss
and damage to me by reason of tearing down the houses is not less than 1000.00 which is virtually
donated to the library.
Page 164 Book 22 Dec. 25 1916 Charley Davidson to visit self 3.75
Dec. 23 Harry Lepold Trustee to visit John Cheney family and prescription 4 7.00 Dr. A.J. & myself visited together.
Dec. 23 To call Mrs. Mcampsey and Prescription 2 children 2.50
Dr. Schweir of Knox, Ind. Sec. Board of Health visited John Cheney's and made a great fool of himself and acted to reports are hence as stated by Mrs. John Cheney indicated that the doctor was drunk as a fool for the want of sense. Mrs. Cheney stated that the doctor said there was nothing ailing the family and did not need any treatment. He advised
Dr. A.J.Kelsey visited the family on the 25 Christmas and found them doing well but not well enough to
go out of the house.
Page 165 Book 22 Dec. 22 Poulson to visit self 4.75
dec. 23 Grant Burket to visit wife Erysipelas 3.75 Dec. 25, $3.75
Dec. 25 C. Davidson to visit self 3.75; prescription little girl .75; 27 to visit self 3.75
Dec. 24 George Sellers to visit girl 3.50; presc. wife .75 Cr. by cash $2.50
Dec. 24 Frank Keitzer Trustee to pres family of Wes Hiland boy & girl 1.00
Dec. 25 Poulson to visit self A.J & myself $4.75
Dec. 26 Paid the Slonaker note $82.25. This is the last note I have out except the notes for mortgages on lands.
The mortgages anounts to $7700.00 as follows: $559.00 on Reister place 1800.00 on shenk place 400.00 on Casper 20 acres.
Dec. 26 Niel Hazen to visit wife 3.50.
Dec. 26 I went to Winamac with Arthur. He to qualify as President of the Carniege Library
Page 166 Book 22 Dec. 28 Oswald Smith $2.75 to visit wife presc. 1.00
Dec. 30 Sam Allen to presc. diarrhea .75 presc. wife 1.00
Dec. 29 F. Keitzer to presc wife of Wes Hiland 1.00
Dec. 30 Harry Lepold to visit family of John Cheney 4.00; Dec. 31, John Cheney 4.00
Dec. 31 John Steis to visit Effel Paid 1.00 (Ethel)
Dec. 29 Jerry Harmon to presc. self Paid .75
Dec. 29,and 30th 1916 Will & Arthur filled new ice house with 9 inch ice fine quality. I had G. Collins
to hall 11/2 days. Will halled with one team and Arthur one team each 2 days each. Charley Engle
helped in the ice house. Fine weather for picking up ice as there was no thawing either day. Roofed
the ice house on the 2 & 3 of January 1917 just in time for the thawing and rain. The rain falling the
night of the 4th. On the 5th snow storm in the forenoon. Will's black whitefaced heifer had a calf,
heifer Jan 5, 1917. Red cow 1/2 blood jersey had a calf Dec. 29, 1916, bull.
Page 167 Book 22 These charges have been transfered to new book page 30
Jan 4, 1917 George Sellers to visit wife 3.50
Jan 2, ___Shalls to visit 1.50
6th Jo Marbaugh to presc girl paid .50; to surgery boy's lacerated head 1.00
7th C. Bitlerling to presc. boy paid .65
6th Lou Shall paid to wife of Cousin paid $1.00 of charge 1.50
6th George Collins to presc wife.75
8th Louie Shall to presc step daughter 1.25; 14th 1.25
Sent to S. & Roebuck for a collar button for front and rear and fountain pen. Fountain pen 55 collar button 13 & 8 .76 parcel postage 5 Sent check to pay for same .81
Jan. 11 Ed Zehner to visit Wm Consultation
13th Fen. Johnson to visit self pleura pneumonia 1.50; 14th 1.50; 15th morning 1.50; evening 1.50.
Page 168 Book 22 I bought of Ed Keller 100 bushels of corn or more. All of the corn in the crib west of the barn. Fine for 85 cts pr bushel and for the further advance of the price over 85 cts at the elevator at Monterey prior to the 1st day of March 1917 on the day of sale made for the avanc--- if any
Bought of S.D.Rouls $78 worth of corn and credited it on his note dated July 28, 1916 due 6 months
after date and due Jan. 28, 1917 with 8 pr ct interest from date amount of note when due $156.00.
Page 169 Book 22 These charges on this page transfered to new book Page 30
Nov. 11 Neil Hazen to viit self & presc $3.75
Nov. 16 Fin Johnson to visit self morning $1.50; noon 1.50; evening 1.50 I am of the opinion that F. Johnson will not recover unless he makes a change in less than 24 hours. His heart is very irregular and weak. The pleura inflamation is great. The lower posterior portion of his left lung is congested. His pulse is over 100 his temperature is not high 10l 1/2 The expression of his countenance is not good. His distress is very great. Jan. 16, 1917
Nov. 17 Fin Johnson to visit self morning $1.50; noon 1.50; afternoon 1.50; evening at 10 PM 1.50. I am of the opinion that F. Johnson will not live but a few hours. Died at 10:25 Jan. 17, 1917 Pleura pneumonia
Nov. 16 Samp Allen to presc boy .75; 17th to visit boy lung fever 2.50; 18th 2.50
Page 170 Book 22 Transfered the charges on this page to new book page 30
Dec. 26 1916 Frank Keitzer Trustee to visit wife of N. Hazen spasm 3.75; Jan 15 1917 visit Neil
Hazen 3.75; presc babe .75; visit Neil Hazen 3.75.
Jan 17 Stevens Butcher to visit father neuralgra 1.00
Jan 17 Charley Davison to presc wife 1.00
17th Young man to presc. self Pd. 1.00
16th J. Horner Rochester to presc wife Pd 1.25
17th L. Lehman to cough mixture Pd. .40
19th The Collins to visit boy 4.75
19th Samp Allen to visit boy lung fever 2.50; 20th visit boy 2.50
20th Man at Stevens Butcher to visit boy Pd 1.00
20th C. Davison to visit girl 3.75
Page 171 Book 22 Jan. 18, 1917 Wrote Sweester Drain Tile Co. Ind. that they might fill my order of
the 9 of Jan. 1917. The order was for 40 rods of seconds drain tile. The remainder of the car load
4,5,6,7, 8 inch seconds. I asked them to answer when they would ship.
Henry Fox variety of oats Swedish Select, Fox says it is the best yielding variety he ever growed.
Hiram Campbell, Eli Campbell, and Fin Johnson all died from pneumonia during the week ending January the 20th. Eli & Hiram died in Texas. Fin Johnson in Monterey, Ind.
Night of the 20th of Jan. snowed about 4 inches deep. Fine snow for wheat and for loging.
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I WmKelsey have rented to Alonzo Hiland two rooms on the south end of the dwelling house on Lot
No 3 in PN Demars plot of the town of Monterey, Indiana a garden south of said house extending back
to the north end of the stable on said lot No 3 except the going in to the cellar under said building at the
south west corner of said building. Said Kelsey reserves the exclusive right to the ground and cellar
way. Said Hiland is to have the use of the rooms and the ground for garden and all of the fruit that
grows on the fruit trees on said plot of ground while occupying the rooms provide he pays said Kelsey
five dollars for the use of said rooms in advanace at the beginning of each month while occupying said
two rooms. And in the event of failing to pay the rent promptly give immediate possession of the whole
premises here in rented to him.
Page 190 I Dr. WmKelsey have this day Apr. 2, 1917 rented to Alonzo Hiland two rooms on the south end of the building on Lot No 3 in P N Demars original plot of the town of Monterey, Pulaski County, Ind. and the garden that lies east and south of the two rooms back to the north end of the stable located on said lot for $5 five dollars pr month to be paid in advance monthly by said Hiland. I Dr. WmKelsey reserve the use of the cellar and the going in to the cellar at the south west corner of said house or room refered to above.
Said Hiland agrees to take good care of the rooms and leave them in good repair less the natural wear
and in case he fails to pay the rent as above stated monthly in advance to give possession of the
premises here in refered to above without any process of law. It is hereby agreed and understood that
said Kelsey is to be at no expense not here in mentioned. Dr. WmKelsey
I bought 42 hens of Thomas sale cost about 72 cts pr hen.
Feb. 18 On the 18th they laid 27 eggs.
19 15 eggs
29 25 17 doz & 2 at 20cts. pr doz $3.43 Total 206 eggs
Page 193 Book 22 The govenment can confiscate the food products that may be in the possession of Trusts or combination in case of emergency without paying the price that may be demanded by the parties who are in possession of the products provide the price demanded by the parties who are in possession demand more than the product is worth.
The government would need to pay only what might be proven as to the value. For instance to
illustrate. If Jones had in his possession 1000 bushel of wheat that he paid $5 pr bushel for and the
government would seize the same to supply the wants of the people who were starving for food and the
government prove that the actual value of the wheat was worth not more than $2 pr bushel, Jones could
not recover more. The price that Jones paid would not enter into the value at the time of the seizure
therefore the price proven of the grain would be the value and all that Jones could recover.
Page 195 The Biblical history of the creation of the world is not a fact in my opinion. The Adam and Eve story is fiction. The creation of man is a mistery as much as as the creation of all matter. It is an easy thing for man to say he believes every word of the Bible and that it is, holy writ inspired by God. There are many things recorded in the Bible that is true. There are many things written that are not true, but the writings of man uninspired.
Men in some respects seemingly inspired writing somethings that were sensible and in accordance with the laws of nature and humanity as it should be for the best interest of mankind possible to believe inspiration.
Those things written in regard to famine, pestilence, wars, and flood attributed to Gods displeasure of
the wickedness of mankind is contrary to common sense inhuman and un-God like. Therefore it is not
reasonable for any person of intelligence to believe it a fact that God wills such occurrences.
Page 196 Book 22 Charley Lewis Jersey and Jersey bought at Buchanan's sale served by Hereford
bull, Nov. 27, 1916 Will calve Aug. 27, 1917.
Page 197 Book 22 The natural propersity of mankind is the very opposite of goodness. There is a tendency to degeneracy and evil disposed. Mankind needs to make an effort to do good and counteract evil doing in order to reach a higher stand of goodness & civilization.
Mankind is naturaly superstitious and easy to keep in the line of superstition and thereby hold in check advancement in civilization and liberty of mind. The hellfire doctrine is contrary to common sense, and un-God like in every respect. It is a doctrine of mans make up in order to frighten mankind in to refraining from crime and wrong doing.
There are but very few intelligent people who is able to fully consider the hell that is refered to that believes it to be a reality or fact.
Even when they preach it and say that they believe in eternal punishment if not fully prepared to die free
from sin and having complied with all of the requirements in wholy writ. They do not believe they are
telling the truth when they say they believe in a hell. They know that they are hyprocrites and cowards
and simply catering to a common belief.
Page 200 Book 22 Case of Asthma Wm Hartman age 9 yrs.
The first attack come on when he was 2 yrs. old when he was apparently in good health other wise.
The attack was severe affecting his breathing. So great as to cause cynois lasting 2 days. He had
recurrent attacks and in two weeks for 3 or 4 yrs. Sometimes very severe. The draphis was some
times was seemingly spasmodically difficult. The touching of the muscles about his mouth and eyes
indicated spasmodic complication. In the past 3 years the attacks are farther apart and not quite as
severe. I have given him treatment that has given him only temporary relief during the past 7 years. His
health is good except the asthma. His growth and development not affected by the asthma . Mentally
he is bright. I am of the opinion that the asthma is due to nervous defect that reflects (sic)