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Jpttftwfl 42ND YEAH. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1906. NUMBER IT zvitmhzr S T W T f" S I 2 3-4 5 6 V 8 9 IO II 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IS 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 S3 OUR STANDARD BEARERS. For Supreme Judge, Long Teum: JOHN KEXXISH. For Supreme Judge, Short Term: J. T. NEVILLE. For Superintendent of Schools: J. U. WHITE. For Railroad Commissioner: WM. FLEXTGE. For Congress: FRANK 11. FCLKERSOX. For Representative: I VAX RLAIR. For Presiding .Twine: IIEXRV E. WRIGHT. For Judge -1st District: GEORGE W. COTTEX. For .Judge ind District : JOHX H. HUXT. For Probate J wise: GEORGE W. MURPHY. For Circuit Clerk: FRED W. COOK. For County Clerk: FRAXK L. ZELLER. For Recorder: JOHX SPEER. For Prosecuting Attorney: GEORGE C. PRICE. For SherilF: A. R. McXULTV. For Collector: GEORGE F. SEEMAX. For Treasurer: GEORGE W. CUMMINS. For Coroner: CHARLES W. WYMAX. County Central Committee: Lewis I. Moore, chairman. Harry M. Dungan, secretary. Benton, Paul Davis. Blgelow, Frank Walker. Clay, M. 0. Brumbaugh. Forbes, W. S. Hodgin. Forest, F. E. Bullock. Hickory, Wm. H. Hodgin. Lewis, L. I. Moore. Liberty, Jacob Wehrli. Lincoln, Gus Henstorf. Minton, D. H. Romine. Nodaway, George HIbbard. Union, C. A. Doughty. The Maitland fair is over. The week was an ideal one, and the rain that came Wednesday night, was just sufficient to lay the duBt and make it agreeable. The entries in all depart ments was up to the ordinary standard, and was really better in live stock than for many years. The speed contests were all good, and in majority of events, very close and interesting. The only thing that was lacking, was the display of orchard, garden and farm products, and a very good reason for this can be assigned to the fact, that it was too early for the orchard and garden pro ducts to be fully matured. The at tendance was all that could be expected. Thursday was the banner day, the gate receipts, so we are informed, reaching over $1400, the sale of quarter stretches puttiog the receipts over 81600. The citizenB of Maitland and vicinity are to be congratulated on the interest they take m the association, and the efforts they go to to make their fair a success. The Maitland fair is a sure witiner every time. A Good Nomination. IfFSErlJK'-'' ''Z&k:s&:-m H. B.WNUM. We are sim: delimited to know that our friend K H IJaiuum is the Kepub licin nominee far county clerk of Noda way County. Bde in the late SO's he was the station agent at Maitland. and wa-5 one of tno most progressive citizens of that place, and Mid much toward mak lug and shaping t-entiment that put Maitland on the map as one of the very best towns in this entire section of our state. He was one of the men that help ed to make the original fair association a success, and but for depressing times and internal dissensions, it never would have closed its gates. He stayed by with loyalty, every movement that tended to the town's advancement. He is of the right metal and true ring in his political affiliations always going down with the colors of Republicanism. In his friend ship she is as true as steel, and in our yeirs of acquaintanceship with him, we have never regretted to call him aswe do; that he would not for a moment think of tak ing a job that he could not fill in a man ner highly acceptable to those interest ed, and having asked for the nomination of county clerk, you can bet your last dollar that he has the requisite qualifl cations to "hold down the job" to the entire satisfaction of the most critical of critics. The Sentinel sincerely hopes for his election Mrs. Dan Carr goes on record with a first class snake story. One day last week she sent her little daughter, Delia, to the potato patch to get some sweet potatoes. In a little while the child re turned without any potatoes, telling her mother while she was digging into the hill with her hands she came in contact with a small snake. The mother joined her and they returned to the garden, and proceeded to investigate. Mrs. Carr in digging into the hill soon found a bunch of 13 snakes, and she at once proceeded to have a killing time, result ing in the annihilation of 13 snakes. They were all young ones, spotted and flit headed. Mrs. Lulu Seeman was surprised by a crowd of her lady friends and their husbands, Saturday evening of last week. The gueBts took their cots, bed ding and eating and stayed from Satur day evening until Sunday evening. A good time is reported. August Weather. 1893. On August 13-14, Clay town- ship was visited by a rainfall that was one of the record breakers in the history of the county. During those 48 hours 7.50 inches of rain full. 1S94. During the greater nart of August, tbr Nodaway river was so low, that it was fordable in many places. This was the case in 1860. Judge Dan Huiatt forded it in August of that year. During this year.1894. John Bishop and Freeman Libby forded the stream. August. I860, and 1894 were the very dry Augusts here. In 18S6 there was a period of 42 days with less than half an inch of rainfa l the latter part of July and the 27 days of August. This record, however, was beaten in 1894 when only .67 of an inch fell between June 25 and August 31. It was also one of the hot test Augusts recorded here, for during these 67 days the thermometer regis tered 87 degrees and over, 39 of which was 90 degrees and over; on the 11th it was 102; 13th, 101; 17th, 102. This range of hotness was recorded here on the 2, 1860, 108; the 100 was reached in Aug ust, 1857; 1861, 106; 1863.104; 102 in 1864; 1873, 105.5; 1874. 107 5; 1881, 1035; 1836, 101; 1887, 101; 1894, 102. August, 1894, only .04 of an inch of rain fell, the light est fall ever recorded here. 1890 The month was a hot one, the highest, however, was on the 15th, when it was 97 degrees; it was also a wet ( month, 6 45 of rain falling during the j month, which was 2.19 inches above nor mal. 1898 was a dry August, only I 82 inch es of rain fell 4. 23 inches being nor mal. 1899. On the 4th, 7th, 12th and 26th, there was over an inch rainfall, and Mill Creek got out of its banks three times during the month. The thermometer reached 97 degrees on the 23d; there were other days when it touched 90 and and 92 degrees. 1900. On the 12th we had a 3-inch j rainfall, and was the heaviest in 24 " "J ""6-"- - ' . the fall for the month was 8.83 inches nearly double the normal for 50 tears. 1901 was a hot August; 14 of the 31 days the needle indicated 90 and over. When you think of it .76' is the mean August weather, you remember that August, 1901, was an exceedingly hot one. A large meteor possed across the eastern sky on the 22d at about 9 p. m. Though a hot month, the rainfall was 1 25 inches below the normal. 1902. Only 1 .20 inches of rain fell and for six days the thermometer ranged in the 90's. The early part of the month was dry and hot and vegetation suffered, but in the latter part of the month, rains came and 4.42 inches fell during the month. The maximum temperature was 96 on the 4th and 17th and the min imum 51 on the 11th. On Saturday, August 29, 1903, the Nodaway river was 22 inches higher than ever known be fore, and 28 inches higher than in May of the same year. In 1902 during July and October the river was across the rjad between Graham and Maitland. 1904. There were but 7 days in Aug-1 ust registering in the 90's, but the rain-1 fall was 5.74 inches 1.51 inches above j uormal; the minimum range was 51 de grees on five days during the month. J 1905 was a normal August, excepting as to rainfall; only 2.6S of an inch fell, ! .u:u i .-.q uw. ,i ' wuiuu wtio J- iulucs uctun uui mail 1906. The month came in cool, and on the 4th and 5th we had slight rains; on the 23d we had a fall of 2 45 inches, which caused the washing away of sev eral small bridges; the damage to the railroad below Forest City and Forbes was so great as to wash many feet of trackage out and delay of trains; all night trains held for several hours. The depot platform at Forbes was washed away and water stood 12 to 18 inches in the streets and in houses along the front street. On the 27th a slight frost was noticeable at Lewis Boyles' on the Noda way, but too light to damage vegetation. The average shows the month to have been 2 degrees below normal the nor mal for August being 76. It is reported that the rainfall at Forbes was fully 3 inches on the date named. The following has been the extreme range of the thermometer during the month of August, 1906: Date. 26 27 28 29 30 Min. Date. Max. 60 16 95 49 17 96 54 18 95 58 19 93 58 20 94 Mean minimum, 63. Mean maximum, 86. Mean, 74. Total rainfall, 4.37 inches. Heaviest fall in 24 hours, August 23, 2.45 inches fell. The heaviest and lightest August rain falls occurred during the following years. The dates represent above or be low the normal 4.23 being normal: 24-Hour Fall. Monthly fall. 1855 8.50 1856 6.00 610 2 40 6 75 6 05 7.70 1869. 6 90 ! 1870 3 44 iS7r: 2 05 1 86 1871 ... 187.1... 1873..., 1S79:.., 1SS2.... 13.... 1S35.... 1386.... 1890... 1893.... 1894.... 1895.... 1896.... 1897,. . . . 1898.... 1S99.... 1900.... 1901 1902.... 1903.... 6 04 84 1 70 67 1.59 99 2 06 6 61 .13th, 2.10 6.11 25' h. .02 04 .29th, 2.05 8 06 6th, 1 32 6 45 . 6th,2.21 5 13 .6th, .63 1.82 .26th. 1.20 6 25 .13th. S3 606 .nth, 1.20 2S8 .30th, 174 4 42 .25th. 2 43 7.71 1901 29th, 2.C0 4 56 1905 17th, .70 268 1906 :..23d,2.45 4 37 Some of the hottest August days were: Date. 1862 2d i0S 1S63 7th 106 1864 9th 104 1873 17th 102 1874 1 1th 107 1886 20th 101 1887 ISth 101 1894 18th 102 1895 27th 93 1896 3d 96 1897 1st 101 1898 29tb ".. 97 1899 23d 97 1900 17th 94 1901 25th 97 1902 18th 96 1903 23d- 1904 16th 90 94 95 1905 .17th. August 2, 1862, was the hottest day ever recorded here. 103 in the shade The second hottest was on July 24, 1901. when it registered 107; and the third hottest was on the 22d of the same month and year, when it stood at 106. July, 1901. was the hottest month ever known here; for 18 days the average was 103 -the highest 107 and the lowest 100. The lowest ever recorded here was Aug ust 19, 1863, when it registered 37 de grees; the next was August 17, 1850, and August 24, 1891, when the register indi cated 44 degrees. August frosts have not been frequent here. Our record shows frosts sufficient to nip tender plants come in August, 1855, 1862. 1863. A slight frost was visi ble at the home of Lewis Boyles, on the Nodaway, August 27, 1906, but so slight that it did not affect vegetation. This section has enjoyed romarkabh fine weather all summer? The maximum was June 17, 95 degrees; July 22, 92 de grees; August 17, 96 degrees. The mini mum was June 13, 49 degrees; July 6, 55 degrees; August 27, 49 degrees. Now we are entering upon the benu'i ful autumn, when the air is crisp and bracing, and when no lover of ideai weather would go away from home There is no country on earth that can I i - . i Tii.i r I e ueat luo xrurcu,su 101 Catu0i from September to "nigh onto" Christ mas. Oregon High. School Graduates. Below we give a list of young people who have graduated from the Oregon High school and who will continue their work in the leading colleges and univer sities named below. We venture to say that no community in Missouri can claim such a record in the line of young people who are interested in higher ed ucational work. The educational senti ment of this community is such that every citizen is justly proud of it: Missouri State University William A. Davidson, Will Curry, Hortense Dun gan, John B. Hilsenbeck, Elbert Maple, Milton Moore, Charlene Russel, Eldon Evan3, Roslyn Pope, Harold Kahn, George H. Kunz, Lulu Marsh. Kirksville State Normal Dorothea Thomas, Daisy Alkire. Park College Clyde Ruley, Minton Payne, Lowell Petree. Baker University Edgar Crampton. University of Nebraska Don Hunt, Sherman Hibbard. Northwestern University Mae Zach man, Mabel Dillon, Lois Richards, Lloyd Thatcher. Marion Simms Medical College Moss R. Noland. Missouri WTesleyan College Mary Evans. Chicago University Kate Knowles. Washington University George D Scbulte. Maryville State Normal Alice Ray hill. Double and single driver's contest will be held at Craig tomorrow, Satur day, Sept. 8th. 1:57. lS'JO. 1S63. 164 ' l?65. Circuit Court. Court was called Monday, and afte. a :"o ceful charge to the petit jury, Judge E Udor. soused the jurors until Tues uay morning, aud proceeded t call the docket Nu state cases were tried dur in., the week. The case of the State vs Lucus on charge of refusing to return assessment list, the motion to quash in formation was sustained. John Jones who was out on parole was released.The same entry was made in tne case of the State vs. Alice Bledsoe. The following jurors were impan nelied: Bentou Benj. Shaeffer, Henry Morse, S L. Metzgar, D. F. McDonald. Ciay r. J. Saunders. Forbes Jas. Cordrey, Jno. E. Taylor. Forest Jos. Comer, D. S. Stallard. HicKory -Albert Hardman. Lewis S. M. Russel, Wm. Schulte, Cbas. Anselment. Liberty W. G. Andes. Henry Clay. Lincoln John L. fcleits. Minton Jas. T. Whipple. Nodaway G W. Hibbard. Uoion - J. R. Nauman, E R. Melton, Conrad Ideker. The following civil cases were disposed of: W. M. Gosset vs. Joseph Kretzer, ap peal from J. P. Judgment for plaintiff for 85 75 Charles Sandall vs. J. W. Squire, dam ages, uontinueu. Henry M. Fisher et al, vs. James M. Krusor et al, suit for wages. Continued In the matter of road petitioned for by W. S. Gifford et al. Continueu. Felix Gambrel vs Thomas H. Hines, appeal from J. P. court. Gouv. Morris as plaintiff against Jno. E. Taylor and H. F. Penny, ejectment, dismissed his suit. The Fence Machine note cases brought by John Stewart & Company against a large number of our citizens in and around Mound City were all continued. Peter Christen vs. A. W. Chuning and J. E. Chuning, attachment. Dismissed. The two cases of William F. Davis vs. C. B. & Q. R. R. Company were contin ued. Tootle, Wheeler & Mo! ter vs. Len Wal ler, account. Plaintiff dismisses suit. State of, Missouri at the relation of Iran Blair, prosecuting attorney ,and the relation of J. R. Nauman et all vs. Big Tarkio Drainage District, No. 2, et al. This is a suit .filed by Jacob Nauman and others in quowarranto, the object of which is to dissolve the incorporation of the Big Tarkio Drainage District No. 2 Judge Murphy filed demurrer, and ow ing to illness of R. B. Bridgeman, the case was continued. The case of Emma Kildow against J. M. Kenyon, of Maitland, was a suit for wages, by a young woman who worked in Mr. Kenyon's home. The case was compromised in favor of the plaintiff in the sum of S1.000. The case of Nancy E. J. Barrett and others against Cora Cotten and others, :vas a suit to break the will of Anne Evans, who died in May, 1901. She made a will in May, 1900, devising all her interests in certain lands to her brother, Joseph Evans, and his wife for life, and then to Mrs. Cotten and Peter Raiser and wife. The contestants are nieces and nephews of Anne Evuns. The court sustained the will. Frank Stutesman vs. Be:helGoodpas- ture; appeal from justice court and was a suit for service of a jack. Judgment was for the defendant. Gouv. Morris and John E. Taylor vs Geo. S. Stephenson. This was an equity case, the plaintiffs seeking an account ing for rents. The finding was for the defendants. Cam Wilson vs. Ileniy Morse, was a suit for a horse purchased. It was claimed the animal did not prove to be as represented. Wilson was given judg ment for $40. Fe'ix Gambrel vs. Thos. H. Hines; ap peal from J. P. court. Continued. Frank Cook et al. vs. J. W.Squire and A. D. Annis. Dismissed by agreement. William F. Davis vs. C, B. & Q. rail road. Continued. Rebecca Strickland vs. John Comer. Continued. A. B. Cass vs. L. P. Sentney. Plain tiff wanted $7 for a load of hay deliv ered to defendant, and the defendant filed counter claim for a sprayer deliv ered to the plaintiff. The jury failed to agree, and the case was continued. Rebecca French vs. City of Oregon, Plaintiff asks for $2,000 damages for in juries sustained by a fall, claimed to have been caused by a defective side walk. Defendants filed demurrer. Rebecca R. Watkins vs. T. C. Dungan; ejectment. Continued. In the matter of assignment of Fred. Niendorf, R. E. Decker, assignee. As signee files report, which is approved and assignee is discharged. Trust estate of Emily G. Chuning vs. Jno. E Slater, trustee. Inventory filed and trustee instructed to file report at each April term. Mrs. Riley Huiatt left Tuesday for Morris, Ind. Ter., where she will visit her sister, Mrs. Al Ford. The Holt County Fair. The Holt County Fair is worth a great deal more to a community than the casual observer is apt to imagine. It is one of the very best ways possible to in duce farmers, stock raisers, growers of fruit and agricultural products, to ob tain new and better ideas. In no other way can thi information be so easily and satisfactorially obtained. The best the county affords is pretty sure to be at the fair, and in this way one producer sees what the other can do and is en abled to pick up everything that is of advantage to him. Go into a county where a fair is main tained and one is sure to find good stock of all kinds. And the displays in all other branches will not beneg lected. Added to everything else, there is a social feature about a county fair that draws the people of a locality closer togetberandextends acquaintance ship. The Holt County Fir,which will be on next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 12, 13 and 14,we hope will be well patronized, and that the promoters, Messrs Chas. Cowan, Charles Meyer and ,R. C. Benton may realize handsomely from their investment and labors. The citizens of this city and sur rounding neighborhood have sub scribed hands mely to help along the venture. It is to be hoped that those having fine specimens of fruits, grains and vegetables, will have the same sent to the grounds not later than Tuesday, 11th inst., and by Monday if possible, to en able the superintendants in charge to make suitable arrangements for their displuys. We hope the farming people will make every arrangement to attend not only one day, but two or three. Corn Valued at $80,000,000. The corn crop of Missouri will bar worth this year, if sold as grain in bulk, over 880,006,000. When fed to stock, as is the general use. it is worth more. When the fat corn year of 1902 succeed- ed in Missouri the lean corn year of 1901. the 314,000,000 bushels of corn grown in the state were worth in the farmer's hands over $100,000,000. For the last five years the average price of corn in Missouri has been 35 cents a bushel. A normal yield is 30 bushels to the acre. This would make the gross returns from an acre for the grain $10.50 or a total valuation for the state of about $75,000,000. This year, however, the crop yield will be 33 bushels to the acre, and its value correspondingly in creased. The value of the Missouri corn crop of 1906 can better be estimatrd in an other way. The bulk of the crop goes to feed stock. A bushel of corn fed to hogs should produce from 10 to 11 pounds of pork. This, if sold at the price pork has brought in St. Louis dur ing the past few weeks 86.40 per 100 pounds would net from 65 cents to 70 cents a bushel for the 231,000,000 bush els of Missouri corn. If fed to cattle, a bushel of corn should produce 6 or 7 pounds of beef gross This figured upon the average price received live weight for the cattle, would not be much above the average price received for corn, but the profits of cattle come largely from the increased value received for the first 1000 pounds of the steer; that is, the value of the steer before he is "fin ished" is much Ihss per pound than that of the finished animal. A bushel of corn fed to hens should produce, upon the average returns from the poultry yards, six to seven dozen eggs, which, at current prices, will bring from 75 cents to $1 a bushel for every bushel of com fed to poultry for that purpose. It is estimated that not over 10 per cent of the corn crop of the state is ship ped out of the counties in which it grows, there being so large a demand for it to be used in feeding hogs, cattle, mules and sheep. Missouri, now second in corn-growing among her sister states, is slowly ap proaching the first rank. One Missouri county grows more corn than all the New England slates. The least prodcct ive county in Missouri grows more corn than the four statesof Nevada, Wyoming; Montana and Idaho combined. Missouri grows nearly as much corn as Canada and Mexico combined; three times as much as all South Africa; three-fifths as much as all Europe, and nearly one half as much as is produced in the whole world outside of the United States. Corn is king in Missouri. And the fields are hastening to the harvest. Walter Williams in Globe-Democrat. The new bank at Forbes expects to be opened for business about October 15th, the contract for a brick building 20x40 with fire proof vault, having been let to Andy Tochterman, of this city. The first board of directors is composed of the following: W. H. Richards, James A. Williams, John E. Taylor, George W. Cotten and John F. Meade. Mr. Rich ards is president and Mr. Williams will be the cashier. The building will be situated on the north side of the Shirley brick store building.