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Columbia Alo, fce mnnm 47TH YEAR. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY. AUGUST 4, 1911. NUMBER 13. "Take Me Back to Old Missouri." The follow lug versos are written by Col. It. V. Mitchell and entered In the state song content. The verges have been set to music by Karl F.. .lobnson, of St. Joseph, formerly of Albany, and the sons will soon bu placed on sale: Tnkemi' ImtfU luiilil Mlwiutl. When-1 ipi'iil my rlillilliiKiil Imuri, ItoimlnK n'rr tlic tolllnif irulrl" VViirn- t plui-kiil Itsnwi-i'trst HiiweM. Tnkf me liHok In ntil Missouri Wlu rr t iinuled In Iiit stri'inny Til tin' liuiil nt hi n il apples ItllH'iHtl tiy her wiinn Minl':tin. Clmruv Tnkrtio' li.u'k tiintit Missouri To t how Hi-liN uf itmwliiit oiirn i Willi lirr iiii'iiiNaiiil nry ii.istures, Tn I lit1 illi! where I wn Imrn. Tike me Imrk tuohl Missouri To I In' Oiirks mill her hills, Mill m-pih mi itraml ami lnrliHH, Willi her hinoks ami llinnlil r ll;s, Tukl till' hltck tlllttll Missouri Tu tint iii'nil nlil Iiimmi-Ii ml. Where we Ktllivri'il 'rininil tin) H reside, I.M'nlni: to tlie Did Honk rrnil. Take nil hack luiilil Missouri tr'or I lirarniy iiiuthur's prayer, till! roinc Imi'k lnuhl Missouri, I'lll iitf.iln your empty chair. Chorus. Il;i:k tmilil Missouri I must urn I must mii Where I utiiili'il limit, limit IK", fee miff mure that s.ii'fril pluee. Kiss mire iimri'iiiy iniitln' ' f ao. Wiiy Imi'k luiilil Missouri. The Rest Month. The month of August Is usually marked by u number of the popular magazines wllb their special num bers as belli); the vacation month. It Is the time when those In the city who are not connected with the pub lication of papers, the selling of Ice, milk or other necessities, which have to be handed out regularly, take a month off and rush to some tilut spot In the 'country' Infested with thousands of other of their kind, housed in numerous six-storied ho telsand proceed to convince them selves that they are resting. Whether or not tliuy rest or wheth er or not they have earned a rest Is not to be discussed here. Please tlx In your mind the tact that city peo ple are the ones who In general take these vacations. It's a very rare thing to hear of a busy farmer taking a vacation. Why? Well, probably because some one can not afford it and the others think they can not. Hut if anybody deserves a rest and a change of sub' Jects as well as clothing and stir roundlngs It is the man who has tolled through the summer's heat producing a crop, to say nothing of the mental stress of wondering how It will turn out. And the month of August is the best time for such a holiday. The corn N laid by, I lie hay Is out of the way, and It Is several weeks before wheat sowing or the cutting of foil der is scheduled to demand personal attention. Ilcsldus it Is often too warm to work lu August anyhow, and that Is the time for the man and "good wo man" who have tolled throughout the year, to take a little rest by a visit to your local Chautauqua stay the week and camp on the grounds. Some who feel financially able might visit some of thu licauty spots of the West, placed there by an all-wise Provi deuce, Just for thu purpose of being visited. because a man tolls hard and gets little for It, is no reason why he should stick so close to the farm year In and year out that the paragraph of the witty I lousier, "Abe Martin," will apply to him, Abe recently from eminence of Ills grocery box re marked: "Th' only time soimi fellers or ever seen with their wives Is when they bring 'em down V sign some property away." I ft ho drought has crippled a man so that he can not take his wife on a far away trip, lie can at. least bring her and the children to the Oregon Chautauqua, for a day or a week. It begins Saturdaytomorrow, August f, and continues for eight consecu tive days, and each day has a program worth enjoying. Kennish Dined. In honor of Ids visit to the scenes of his boyhood days, and his early day struggles as a young attorney, a dinner was given Hon. John Kennish, of the supreme court, at the K. P. hall In Mound City, by the business men and prominent citizens of that city, Thursday evening last, July 27th. After partaking of refresh ments, a program of toats was given, It. L. Million presiding as toast master. The toasts were for the most part In the nature of reminiscences of the days of Mr. Kennlsh's boyhood and early professional career, old neigh bors recalling many anecdotes. Judge Kennisn responueo. wim an auuress From W. R. Risk. Fahvvkm., Tux.. July :, Hill. Mil. Kihtou: As I have not time to write to all of my Inquiring friends who are anil may Ik1 Interest ed in this part of the Great t.one Star State, I will, by your permission write for publication this letter that inav be of Interest to some: First of all. I will say that "I'nclc Hill" Is feeling line and In good and great spirits. Ilulldlng air castles, maybe, as to what lie will accomplish In the near fin inc. It i raining now, line, copious showers. The cornllulds are taking on a dark green hue that shows that the moisture and richness of the irgln soil and nature's forces are developing a good crop. We should be thankful to 1 1 tin, who Is the giver of every good and perfect gift. I have Iki acres planted to corn, catllr, inllo-niabe caln and millet. The prospect for a big crop In the Panhandle were never better. Ilallcy county has many ci ties and towns of which Hurley and Itlsk City are the greatest. Ulsk City Is largely prospective, has a doz en or more residence houses, a rail road grade from Farvvell through the city and Is ready for the ties someiio miles distant. It has extensive waterworks, consisting or numerous windmills and reservoirs. The other towns are mostly dog towns, the In habitants are coyotes, Jackrabblts, tarantulas and rattlesnakes, some of which have rattle.s that number up In the "teens"-they won't bite you un less you tramp on them. If I should be bitten by one of those venomous reptiles and bad a quart of old rye, 1 would be tempted to sample It with out limit. Some think It best to go "corked" up pretty well, so as to be prepared for emergency. The Santa I'e llallroad Company are at work on the road known as the Coleman cut oil. They have loo miles of road yet to build. This will complete a direct line from the Gulf to the I'aclllc. This road will also run through the suburbs of Itlsk City. In a short time I expect to stand lu my door and lie abl'j to see the great freight trains a mile long, more or less, drawn by a ponderous loco motive bound for Southern Texas. I can turn around and look to the north and see the equipped passengiy trains Hying over the plains at the rate of im miles an hour, from Gal veston to San Francisco. 1 expect to take this samu train to Galveston, and by the way of the Panama canal to the world's fair. This country Is on the evti of a great boom, and land Is already advancing rapidly. This Irrigation business will revolutionize the present system of farming. There Is a man here from I'ocky Ford, Col., and he purchased a half sec tion of land aiidisputtliigilowua well on every tu acres for irrigation pur poses. He sold his land lu Colorado for t-'iKi per acre, ami he sajs his land Is far superior to any Colorado land. There are men coining here from Idaho to engagu In fanning. The summer seasons here are delightful water absolutely pure and all Is lovely. I am contemplating making vou a visit about the .Mil of August. I feel us though I would likotoshuke hands with the dear, old friend that I have learned to love, and to tuku In the great Intellectual feast that you have prepared for thu people, and to take a look at the old home where I have, spent so many happy days. I hope to meet you In Oregon, and Oh, what a time wu will have. I was about to say, "To bu conlln ued," but perhaps I hud better put in a provision, for lids letter may meet thu fate of the Irishman s prayer, which was something like this: "Yer homier, If you will only grant me tills, my first and only petition, I will never ask you for another thing as long as I lire." I want to say a word In regard to thu dear, old Sentinel. It is a welcome visitor -to thu thou sands of happy homes it gives us thu homo news, that Is Just what we want, that no other paper can give. It may bu happy news, It may lie sor row fill, but wu want to know how any one can afford to do without thu home paper. It Is a letter from thu dear friends that we want to know about. Thu historical records that wu get the benefit of are more than worth the price we pay for the paper often wu underestimate the value of many things we get the benefit of. Tls like a dear friend that we do not fully appreciate until they are gone, but when we gut far, far away, then it makes us truly appreciate thu many Items of Interest that are read in Its dear columns. Uncji.k Him. Warrle Walker, wife and baby boy were visiting a day or two last week with the Jas. McIIugh family, of Maltland. One Index. It lias been wisely said that our ev ery act Ion is an index to our charac ter. The man who makes a specialty of watchlm; people siichasthe "plain clothes" men who are traditionally supposed to keep watch over union stations and such places, get to be ulepts lu sl.lng up and estimating the professions and characters of those of whom they catch little more than a passing glimpse. Hut one does not have to he :i blood and thunder" detective In or der to get a line on strangers. For Instance If .vou are lu a counrry store and a man comes in with something of a swagger, his hut worn with that characteristic tilt and In a loud and patronl.lng voice, orders large quanti ties of tobacco, beautifully ornament ed "galluses" or whatever he may be buying and orders It "charged, one does not have to Iki a seer to arrive :tt the conclusion that such a person Is probably soinelHidy's Idled man. on the other hand, If very plain or shabbily dressed man comes lu, orders a few groceries and perhaps bujs a little candy for the children, pulls a well- worn wallet from his pocket and pays his bill and quietly departs or opens conversation with a neighbor legardlng crops or thu price of hogs. you aru safe In betting your bottom dollar that that man either owns Ills own farm or Is a prosperous tenant who Is on the rising road. Hut there Is another Index to what a man Is which Is equally good. You can only use It on Sundays now that the rural route has become such a universal Institution. Go to town some Sunday morning or afternoon when thu mall Is being distributed to those who liavu come to town to church or to visit. Stand near the post orilee door and watch the men who approach thu window for their mall. The man who comes away from the window with his hands full of pacr and letters is probably a man of some means, at least he Is a man who keeps up with thu times. If he has several good farm paiers lu thu bundle you can risk another dollar on his lielug a man of Intelligence, and a man who Is a credit to his community. Tlie man who gets nothing but a medicine circular or some cheap. trashy paier you may set down us be ing a small potato. I. S. And If, Incidentally, he has a copy of The Sentinel among his pa pers you may not only In; sure that he Is a good farmer, but you are ut perfect liberty to grasp his hand and call him "brother." Power of Farmers. In several of his recent speeches, President Tall has addressed himself directly to thu farmers of thu Culled States. What more natural? The farmers of the Culled States produce this count ry's greatest wealth. They are in a position to make Presidents. More men are unguged lu agriculture lu this country than in any other In dustry. Thu farmers are the back bone of the nation. They protll well when crops uru good ami taku thu brunt of hard limes when crops art poor. They uru thinners. When the President addresses them they take notice. Some agree with him; others disagree. Politically or economically, the farmers f the Culled States cannot 1mi driven wllly-ullly as they drive their flocks. They think, and that Is why the President of thu I'nlleil States singles them out tu ad dress moru often than he does men engaged in any other occupation. In other words, thu farmers of thu Cull ed States wield thu political halancu of powur in this country. Knows No Locks or Bars. Hoy Parker, of Hiawatha, Kan., and Miss Agatha Fra.er, of Itohln son, Kan., applied for a marrlugu li cense to the Hecorder of Hiichanau county, on Tuesday of last week, and tie told the young couple that he had received a telegram notifying him not to Issue such a document, as thu telegram came from his stepfather, stating that the young man was un der age. They weru completely dumbfounded. Hut as love affairs of this kind knows neither locks or bars, they quietly left the court house and wended their way up town only to scheme as to how to outgeneral the Irate "daddy," and they concluded to try thulr luck elsewhere, and came to the beautiful little city or Oregon. Wednesday the couple came to Oregon on the 1:.'U) train, called on Hecorder Illbbard, who qualified them as to their ages. Klder Dawson was called and he made them hus band and wife. They left on the evening train for St. Joseph. Making Good. It Is with pleasure we publish the following from the HulTalo, Wjo Voice, as It pertains to ojiu of Ore gon's former business men, who made good while here, and Is making good III Ills neu location, where he Is en gaged lu the mercantile business: Our Major, the genial I. P.. Gil bert, besides being the mayor of tills progressive municipality and "head squeeze" In one of Its most up-to-the- minute met cant I le institutions, Is also somewhat of an agriculturist -and It Is to his part as a tiller of tl. e soil there Is attached an Inteiestlng experiment that the major Is not proclaiming from the high places, but Is rather modest about and Is using his eiTurts In keeping It from the public. However, the public Is al wa.vs interested In anything pertain ing to the mayor, and It Is our duty to supply that want, so to speak. The mayor was out to the Gilbert ,V Khrtz. ranch, a couple of miles south of town, and was employing his spare moments lu getting luck to nature, and Incidentally making hay In the sunshine and was breaking lu n brand new hull-Waring mower lu the alfalfa meadow and had just gotten the thing so that It would cut the most graceful serpentine swaths tn and out and 'round about the sweet perfumed alfalfa. He hail com menced to enjoy the rylliin of the thing and wush.iskiuglu the smites of old "Sol," meditating on the vanities of urban life and the glories of the dear old farm, when something hap pened. That's the Interesting part of tlie story. A Jack rabbit, as large as a billy goal, hopped out of the hay as only Jack rabbits can. The mayor lost his Hue of thought and other things. We have neglected to state that the major has tlie Instincts of a nlmrod, which assert themselves on occasions. Tills time the action was quick. Tucked away In one of the neat tool boxes on the mower was a piece of art tilery. ur hero seized It and cut loose at the rabbit, which had stopped to taku a gotst look at thu new mower. This sudden move by the mayor disturbed the burses, and not knowing whether he was shooting at them or the rabbit, tney took no chances and started for ltdiuc. The mayor Is now gathering up the remains of the mower, which lie will liavu made lutocampalgu but tons the rabbit? Oh. .ves, tlie muynr hit hltn Just under the nose who knows however, hiiuny doesn't know it, and as far as we know, he harbors no ill will against the hunter, and is at this moment taking a nap In the alfalfa. Working Fine. hast week we spoke of our city making the experiment of oiling the streets. The sl principal blocks weru oiled, and the work Mulshed Thursday of last week, the work be ing under the supervision of C. W. I. likens, who had a force of some eight men to do thu work, Mr. I. li kens took hold of the work with In telligence, and pushed the Job to a finish lu live days some lu,ooo square leet. Thus far It has proven a suc cess us to allaying thu dust and we believe It will prove a success in ev ery way. Of course It is hut natural that we should be inclined to he skeptical, but il is so generally with all new ventures. The only doubtful phaz.elsasto whether our peculiar soil Is adapted for thu successful use of oil; If it Is, then wu believe the question is solved, and thuold"water wagon" should bu a thing of the past In Oregon. Communion Cup Barred. G. A. Jordan, assistant Health Commissioner of St. I. mils, has de clared the communion cup used In the churches of that city must he abolished. He has ruled It Is a pub lic drinking cup, and Is barred in thu meaning of the city ordinances. This pastors of those churches which still iisu thu old-fashioned com munion cup seem to be up in arms over thu mutter, and seem Inclined to resist the ruling of the commissioner. An Individual communion cup bus been suggested to replace the ordi nary communion cup from which the major portion of congregations liavu been drinking at religious services for several years, except, thu P.pisco pal and close communion baptists, which still comply with thu rules of their church one communion cup. Attorney A. Van Husklrk now has one of the best and most up-to-date law olllces In Northwest Mis souri, lie has hod the partition ta ken out, a dead wall put In on the west of four Inches for air. and Drlsm lights put In, making It very light and cheerful In fact, there Is not a spot tn the office but what Is light enougn 10 write in on a ciouuy nay, The Resourceful Man. The thought has been fairly broken lu some sections, but unfortunately not In all. Kven where rain has given assurance, for the preeiit,at least, of a gotsl corn crop, almost everjone with stock to feetl Is woefully short of hay roughage. The man who makes the most of every situation, naturally Is going to come out of tills much morn easily than the one who becomes disgrun tled and gives up. In fact, It Is times like this more than any other which really show what sort of Muff men are made of. On a good .vcar when the rains comu Just right, the Insects ate all away on a visit to the moon or some other place, and the hull and hot w Intls are noted for their sh.viiess, on such a jear almost any sort of a man can make a good crop, providing he has any soil to work upon. Hut when ever) thing goes wrong, when li falls to rain or the bugs try to eat everything in sight. It takes a real farmer to weather thu storm. Such a man not only maintains a cheerful aspect which Is one of the (irlme essentials towards succeeding at either grumbling or farming, so that If lie loses in one thing he makes it back lu another. Then besides the rosourceful man. Is never so badly crippled by crtqi failures as the man who Is blindly depending entirely upon one or two crop, but Is the one whose "fortunes are In more than one bottom trusted," In other words, Instead ef depending upon bay anil corn alone he has cow peas, sorghum cane, a little rye, perhaps a small patch of barley. He usually has sev everal klntls of live stock, Including perhaps a few steers and some sheep, so that If it Is necessary for him to sell some of his stock It Is not neces sary for him to part with all, assume of them tin very well on forage upon which others would starve. So In pinches similar to the one which wu have Just passed through let us hope nut for long tlie man who Is a general or diversified farmer Is the one who w ill use all his resources, and so come through much better than the man who has ''all his water lu one bucket." Want Dr. Wiley Ousted. There need be no misunderstand ing of thu animus behind thu attack upon lr. Wiley, the real father of the Pure Pood bill and the creator of u "pure-food consciousness" in the Cnltetl States. Kver since the pas suueoftho bill thu footl poisoners have sworn revenge upon tills man anil their crafty, Insidious war has bail the support anil assistance of men high in the administration. It has long been rumored in Washing ton thai the activities of Dr. Wlle.v In his clTorts to enforce the provi sions of the Pure-Food law have nut had the support of cciluhr adminis tration men. The popularity of Dr. Wiley made It Impolitic m dismiss him without cause. A technical vio lation has been about all that could bo "trumped" up against him. Tlie people protested against Mr. Wlle.v being sacilllced at tlie dictation of the food poisoners. Secretary Wilson of thu agricultural department en lered his emphatic protest to the re moval of Dr. Wiley, ami with a gen tie reprimand, he will stay. Ono does not have to seated fur to Mini plenty of reasons why Dr. Wiley has thu deadly enmity of the food, drug anil whiskey trusts and of all food poisoners and adulterators whose prollts havu been cut down by Dr. Wiley's enforcement of the law. I lie good oltl times when any kind of u poison could he used as food preserva tive or drug adulterant, so long as It did not kill too quickly, Is rapidly passing away, ami with these good old times aru also passing thu enor mous profits of criminal dishonesty that does not hesitate to poison chil dren so long us the dividends fatten. .Hilly Jim Patterson met with rather usurious accident last week while out in thu fluid hauling In oats. One of the teams became frightened and ran away and weru heading for a gateway. Hilly undertook to keup I hem from running through by stand ing In thu gatu, but they came on, thu wagon striking thu gate post and breaking it off. Hilly was caught In thu barb wire fence, thrown down and tangled up In the wire. Ills ov eralls were pretty nearly torn off of him and he received quite a gash In the calf uf his lug, besides being scratched up In general. Ho was lucky to get off as well as he did, for he might have been killed .letter sonlan, July 28, mil. Frank Hulatt, of Helton, Mo., was here for a few days, this week, visiting relatives and friends. Shocking by Machinery. C. It. Haney, of Ceiilervlllo, la., has perfect etl a shocker attachment for the binder that does the work, and for which the International Harves ter Company has closed ;i contract with him that will net hltn more than lloo.ono. The shocker runs on two wheels. about the sbu of cultivator wheels, and is hitched to thu binder so as to receive the bundles as they comu from the knotter. They are kicked out to an arm from which spikes pro ject upward. This arm then de scribes a semicircle upwards and back, laving the bundle butt back hi the receptacle and llxcs the outlines of thu shock. The machine can be set to receive any num ber of bundles, the Idea being that there should bu enouch tu till it up compact Ij. The placing of the bundles Is shifted from side to side by a font lever operated bvthe driver on thu machine. When the holder is full a big arm comes around and the shock istletljust as abunillu U tied lu the binder. Then the shocker trips and tlie shock Isllftcd to an up right position, being llrmly planted on thu ground that leaves It standing more secure than a hand Miocker would place It. Tlie only thing II lacks is thu cup sheaves. Hut It Is tied securely about the top with bin der twine, so caps are not so badly needed, lu the northern wheat fields these are needed anyway, Haney sajs. 'I he Inventor sajs If there Is a demand for sheaves for capping he can have them kicked out by thu shock by adding an extra contrivance, and all a man would havu to dovvould he to go through the Ileitis and put on the caps. Mr. Haney, the Inventor, is now married anil living on his father's farm, six miles northeast of Center- villc. He is twenty-eight jearsold. The elder Haney Is a member of the county board of supervisors. The Silent Men. That popular Journal, thu Saturday Kventug Post, moralizes on the gen eral subject of the man who keeps bis mouth shut fur considerable periods of time consecutively, and who acts lu general as If there were times when conversationally he'd like tube' alone. The conclusion of tlie Post is that there are some men who prefer not to talk and that such a prefer- uncu Is not to bu taken as a symptom of disease which even hotly should undertake to cure. One fact that escapes I lie diagnosti cians Is that all people talk to about the same extent. Some talk out loud and others talk to themselves. The man who preserves a rather vocifer ous silence at times when he might he expected to llll In Hie gaps left by his companions has most likely out tallied any oilier person lu the com pany, lie has answeied all their ob servations, exploded all their fallacies of reasoning, correct ed all their mis statements of fact, and called them all such names as seemed at the lime to lie appropriate. If the rest of the company had been babies or dogs bu would have said It audibly. Who shall say that It Is better to do all your talking into the ears of others? Meicly because the majority of men keeping the masculine pro noun for the sake of politeness -merely hetaiise they revel lu thu sound of their own vocal chords, It Is not proved that they aru the only ones who are doing any talking. The Bag Worm. The hag-worm pest has become ser ious. They have been very busy In our little city the past few weeks. Its history Is us follows: In thu full a female n ml It makes u. little bug autl crawls into It to die. Her hotly Is full of eggs which do not hatch until spring As soon us it turns warm In the spring hundredsnf little worms hatch in thu dead body. They crawl out, and each one makes a bag fur Itself from vegetation. They remain in their bags until they develop Into mollis. Thu worms crawl from one leaf to another drag ging thulr bags after them. They havu been known to drop to thu ground and crawl to other trees. Hag worms eat the leaves, which sap the vitality of trees, Many cities are spraying the shade trues along the streets, with a solu tion of arsenic, 'which Is said to be a sure uxtermlnator. Many seem to lie of thu opinion that It Is the first visit of the bag worm, but this is not the case. They first visited here In 1H7I, but not In such numbers us last year and this. Corbon Osborn lias returned from a prospecting trip In and around Parsons, Kansas. He Is thinking of going to Parsons to make his home.