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Columbia Mo, IpB iW$ 47TH YEAR. Paw's Vacation. I'aw siiI lil liiiiltti was tiri'iiMu' ilnwn in' lli:il In-uiiitlit liiKininHV Win-re In' i'iiiiIiI (It tiiiiiii'il up in' lirmui, ii n nuike ulioiil ii two ttioiitliV May. "I ituess you'll Imflu slity lielilnil," vil riw to maw, "iiltliniiitli It alian!. Hut there's tin' i'iiiv :m' liens to mlnil. iitnl soihisine's not tu hose tin' yaril. It will lio awful Iniii'iiiini'. tlioiuli, tu mt :u lay uway mi limit. Hut t'tiicertnltl If I -tnlli.it I'llinmr tin's ul wi'll mi' strung," "lt nw." tniw siil, "nf eiiiirso I'll stuy If yuil ilivlili'tlrit It Is lest i Yuu'il lictter pack rlti' up tu tmlay mi' irn ilown tu tin' Ih'.u'Ii an rest. I uuv that mi' mi' Johnny lure can feeil tin' row ail' limi'tlit' lawn. Suyuii tfuiin an' iluu't yuu fi-ar tlilnns will mil lIllWII Wllllll. Villi MM' XUIII'. Of course imi'II nil.-, tislxitli a lot, but motiliy r II iume iluwn sotim nUlit, llt'i'ii. I feel that I li:ii wit to see you're tin' mi all rlnlit ' I'aw wlpuil Ills eyes an' siilffeil a lilt, hut maw slu' lulil liltu nut to iiilnil. Ilul paw In- in'iirly stun a lit tu iM.ui'Ieae us Ixitli lirlilnil, llineil lie'il write iisi''ry day an' let iiskuuw tli.lt he was well. Hut tint lie illiln't think he'il slay ilnwn theie forsui'h an awful sim'II, "A week will lie enillT," nw sisl, "tu loaf .111' swim an' (I'll an' sueli," Hut ni.iw sheiiuly slnMik her heail an seil a month was none too much. Well, paw he stiirltil fur the lie ich. hut ilM n't write us wli.il iKVurreili As soon as he itui out of renoh I tdii'ss that hi' frji.t his wohl, So lin' an' nun went ilown to see If he was well air islttln' linn. eil. An' fuuiil hltn luaklir lore, hy Ke'l tusutiii slraiue woman 011 the s.unl! I'.iwV hniiie iikIii mill he's a Uht this eyes Is hi ek. his nuse Issoret lie looks like he'il heeu III a lUht, all' won't talk of the bench tin more' Ijis Aiuseles Kspress, A New Capitol. There could have been lit t lu iloiiht about thedcclslon of Missouri's voters 011 the question of a bond Issue as a means or raising funds for the con .struct Ion of a State Capitol. When the ox Is in the ditch there Is no time for argument, ami no species of men litis e any Inclination to stop and talk. It has Im'cii one of the weaknesses of the American people, possibly, to over estimate the relative Importance of stateliouses. The law has had a tendency to become the greatest trust In the world: ami the American peo pie, who sprang into eiisunce as a nation In response to a demand for liberty, have taken an extraordinary course In the direction of unlimited restrictions of a kind which should be wholly unnecessary In many In stances. It mlht be much more to our credit If we could point to beautiful homes for the aged, or the helpless young: to many model homes for the poor, to statues to good men and wo men, to public baths, to drinking fountains for men and beasts, ami to pleasant highways, rather than to Imposing piles surmounted hy thai wholly fanciful figure of Justice, blindfolded ami hearing aloft Iter un disturbed balances. Never! heless, ue aie still of a mind lo be proud of our stateliouses, and llieiefore, we should see to it that they are of the best. Of real slgiilllcancu In the popular expression of the election was the fact that many people could not be persuaded to put the idea of "Kraft" out of their minds. There appears to have been no cause at all for such disquiet: but the experiences of Pennsylvania and New York have not been overlooked. It is, on the whole, a wholesome sign that inters am on their guard, even If some of them are unduly suspicious. The Difference. Take the man, for instance. He has plenty of pockets. There are live in his trousers, four In his vest and usually four lu his coat. Generally lie has a pocket in Ids shirt. And most of the time ho has every pocket tilled and worried because he hasn't more to till. With a woman It's different, Some times she has a pocket in her skirt, hut more often not. Hut don't waste time wondering bow she manages. You never saw a man carrying a great big leather bag suspended to his wrist and choke full of hairpins, chamois skins, powder boxes, bits of ribbon, loose change, samples of silk and other dress goods, street car tick ets, recipes, calling cards, thread, needles, plus, rings, newspaper clip pings, fudge, caramels, marshmal lows, peppermint drops, seat checks from long past matinees, letters, coin purses and other things too numerous to mention. Don't waste any sympathy over the lack of pockets In woman's apparel. Smith Derr and wife visited last week with Mrs. D.'s pa and ma, W. M, Frazer, of Denton district. They were accompanied by Miss Gertrude Knepper, of Fairfax. $1.50 FOR THE SENTINEL, WEEKLY MISSOURI RURALIST, LATE MAP OF THE STATE AND WORLD $1.50 July Weather. The month of July has gone Into history as among the ilryv.-l July's ever recorded here, and with a tem perature record as aincng the very highest and lowest measurement of rainfall. For the llrst time since KV1 have we had a record of inn degrees and over for live consecutive dais lu July this was Hie case for the month Just passed, and the register indicated mi unparalleled record in extremes. The extremes for this month for the past .Vi years have been as follows: .1 uly III, KK) Ml July 20. ISllll 1 1 Hi July IS, ism iai July 2i), ISiH 10.1 July 2.1, 1871 WW! July 24, Iihii in; July July 1, Wll KM.: 2, ltll . :i, mil 4, wit . ."1, Wll . ...HW ...W. ...WS . .ItH ...wi July July July July II, Wll Never but once before did the tem perature reach 10s degrees, which was on August 2, 1110. We complained of the heat of the month Just passed, yet the July, HM, was far more intensely hot than July, Wll, for during that month In Wol there weru 17 of the .11 days that the temperature did not go below the inn- degree Hue, and the average tempera ture of those 17 days was lO.l.tl tit greet, and it was continuous from t he i uth to the 2.1th, excepting the 17th, when It dropped from W.I on the Wth totMion the I7lh, and rose again to ! Wl on the isth. W ham bud holler .lull's, tnkliii' 1 the month s mean, which were: 8.1.U In Will: 8I..1 In lsiiH and 81.7 In iN'm; the mean for the month of Wil was 77 degrees, while the general mean for the month for the past forty years has been 7S degrees. Had It not been for the dropping of the temperature during the last ten days of the month, the mean undoubtedly would have gone to the so's. So It can be said that the July of Iihii, and the drought of that year which began about June 18, and con tinued until July 2H was the severest ever known here, and yd our county produced abundant corn, and shipped as surplus products 2ki,2s;i bushels; and 7,4io,non pounds of hay, and H.'l,- iHHi bushels of wheat. The drought of lull began about June I and continued practically un til July 2.1, when we had I .."." of an Inch of rainfall. It will not do to say that you never saw such a dry July, for you have -only a year ago, July, WW, we had less than half an inch; In Woti only l.:t.l inches: lHH, ,?, of an Inch; 1H70, ,7H of an Inch; IM11, .20 of an Inch, while for ltd! we had 2.H2 Ir-hes, and lu W1 we had 2.52 Inches. The heaviest July rainfall was 12.21 inches lu 18HT, and the hea viest 21'hour fall was 4. IS Inches In iwii'.i. I'or llrst 7 months of the year wu only had 2.71 Inches of rain short of the normal fall notwithstanding the shortness of the fall during June and July the heavy fall of 4,:tu Inch es In February, .1.82 tu April and 7.41 In May is what helped us out. The total July falls for the past ten years has lieen: Inches. Inches. 1002 10.70 1007 0.05 1003 ;...4.U 1008 3.12 1004 2.20 1000 (1,23 1005 3.G8 1010 47 OREGON, MISSOURI, Hem . . I.:i.l lull 2.112 The night or July 22.2.1, when the long, dry spell was broken. I..V1 of rain fell at Oregon, Maltl.uid anil I Mound City and 2 Inches at Craig I and Corning. 1 he loss of fully ,Vhi lives Is to be rt-Ht t-il to the great heat wave of July I-:.. Wll. The torrid nerlod will be memorable In weather annals for Its wide extent, Its long duration, Its record-breaking temperatures In many places, and the long list of fatalities which It caused. Hven with a remarkably light rain fall during the I wo Important months for corn development, our corn har vest we believe will he larger than a year ago, and but little below thu normal yield; this, too, In face of the fact that Mr. Grasshopper has visited many of the Melds. A trip through our county will reveal an abundance of all good things for the farmer. Thousands of acres of dark green corntlelds wllh welhillled ears alter nated with wheat Melds, some of which had produced 4." bushels to the acre, and with green alfalfa Ileitis ready for the second cutting. Fine orchards loaded with apples, and (holes of line hogs and fat cattle showed what already had been done In spite of one of the ilr.iest June and July's for years. During the last week of the month the days have heeu simply delightful Hid the nights were built Just right I'Jng. We don't envy those of ,l,r m'"' ,urwl"' nrc ml"f (,1v,,r1,lu' ' Vf 1 f . . !"r c l,,,a, 1 ,a" hls f".r ,iiv'!1 ""i"11" 'l"' " "' louim, ,:,hu lm' l'ar 'i1 11 v:ir- The seventeen-year locusts It has been claimed were due this year, but as they eauie in 1HUI, IS78, ls'.i:,, It is our opinion they will not come until WI2. While this locust is not the same as the grasshopper that devas tated this section thirty-live years ago, lis ravages are had enough. The Western grasshopper has been with us during the mouth, and has done some damage lu "spots:" they have been quite plentiful in Liberty. Cn Ion, Clay and parts of Hickory town ships. Tint extremes of the month of July, Wll, have been: Max. Wl lo:, WS WS 104 Mill. ....o ....411 ....17 .....11 21 . 2l 27 , 1 , Mean maximum, Id. Mean minimum, ir.l. Mean, 78; normal, 78. Total rainfall, 2.U2; greatest in 21 hours, I..V) Inches on the 2 .'Id. The Missouri river has been lower, taking the summer thus far, than for several seasons. It has been approxi mately only :i,H feet above low water mark throughout the month of July. The low water measure Is .'181.4 feet above sea level, and .'(ill feel Is the danger line of measurement for high water, and 'M feet Is the high water Uno' George W. Keller, of Axtell, Kan., is here on a visit with Ids brother Will, and old-time friends. He went to Kansas some thirty years ago and has prospered. He Is the son of the late Charley Keller, who died here In 1804, and his mother died here also, in mi. FRIDAY, AUGUST Death of Clark O. Proud. our community was shocked Sun nay morning. August u, inn, on learning the ad news that Clark O I'roud had received a stroke of apo plesy. and in a short time afterwards a sei-oud stroke followed, and he passed awai about s.-.m o'clock with, out a struggle. I'or the p.ist three years .nr. noun lias necii In poor health, ami has gradually heeu fail ing. The day prei loiis he had been up town, and seemed to he in Ids us. ual condition, ami retired to his bed .-Miimi.iy evening, leeiing atioitt as Usual. Sunday morning his w t ft awoke about it am., and spoke to her husband apprising him of the hour. and he remarked he would arise after a little while. Only a few moments passed and Mr. I'roud raised up on his elliMW and complained of feeling bad. Mrs. I'roud hastened around to the bed to the side of Mr. I'roud and he fell hack and neier spoke afterward. She at once realized the situation and Immediately called her sister, Mrs. Imln.whoeallcd hlsson, Hr W. C. I'roud. wlio hurried to his father's bedside. While apply lug restoratives the second shock came and all was soon over. The shock was so sudden that Mrs. I'roud was completely oiercome. and with her was her sister, Mrs. N. II. Irwin, who with neighbors and im mediate frleuiN, were soon at the hoiue, add reiideieil fiery assistance possible. The very great respect and personal regard which the people of Oregon fell for Mr. I'roud was earned hy a life downed lohlgh Ideals which Mr. I'roud applied lu many concrete serv ices for the lieitermen! of Ids little city. Asa cltleii whose more than thirty years of residence Included most phases of the city's existence, lie was regarded, with practically universal accord, as a mentor in good citizenship and In worth of pilvate character. , man's span of life must havecov- ered a long period and must have been tilled with goodly deeds to gain for him the hold upon Ids fellow citi zens which Mr. I'roud achleied. In the years from 1877, when he came to Oregon, there was nothing a Heel ing the community which did not en list his Interest. It was frequently his part to caution conservatism and prudence. He was often, too. a sup porter of progress Initiated hy others. Hut always he was Interested. He ever kept lu touch with allahs of public welfare. He played his part as a citizen, living not to himself alone, hut as a sentient factor of the life around him. The death of such a citizen is a community's loss. Hut Mr. 1'ioinl has left a volume of work well done and the recoid of an ad mirable life as a community inheri tance. Clark O. i'roud was born near Wash ington, Fayette county, Ohio, No vember '.'s, sii: 1 Hid at his home In tills city, Sunday, August 11, Wll, lu the 1Mb year of his age. Ills earlier life was spent on the farm, and he attended the district schools. When IS years of age became with Ids pa rent., John and Sarah I'roud, to Holt county, locating on it farm some three miles north of Oregon. He Mulshed his common school work lu IlieOie gon public school hi Isil7 and for eight years taught In many of the schools of the county and also taught in Atchison county. lu the fall of IH77 he came lo Ore gon, and purchased the Levi Oreu In terest In the drug business, and the linn became known as King & I'roud, which was continued until the death of Dr. King hi isn.'i, when Mr. I'roud continued the business until Hhi-I, when he sold to his soii-iu-la w, K. O. I'hllllps, and retired from actlvu busi ness. He served as a member of the Ore gon hoard of education for many years, as a member of the hoard of aldermen, as mayor during Issii-iki; and county treasurer, 18H7-I'.hi. August .11, lsil7, he was married to Miss Ituliei'iVL. d:iiiL'litii' of .linnes Curtis, Sr., of the I'nlou district, and J hy tills union two children survive, Dr. Wlllard C. I'roud and Mrs. K. O. I'hllllps who with their mother sur vive, together wllli two granddaugh ters, children of Dr. and Mrs. I'roud. He Is also survived by two brothers, Timothy, of Fairfax, Atchison coun ty, this state, and Samuel, of Mound City, Mo., anil two sisters, Mrs. Hen ry Spit ler, of Dayton, O., and Mis. Joseph l'arker, of Stanford, Mont, Funeral services were held from the Christian church, Tuesday afternoon, by the pastor, Klder II. H. Dawson, the Interment being In Maple Grove cemetery. Beautiful Moral tributes came from relatives and friends, among which was a large wreath from the Ladles' 11, 1911. Aid Society of the Christian church. The deceased's brothers, Sam and Iimothy, the hitter's son, Ward ('.: Mrs. Alice I'roud and daughter, Gen evieve, were lu attendance. The lat ter coming from Colorado City, Col., where she was for her health. Dr. Daniel Morton, and Dr. O. II. deb hardt, of St. Joseph. Veteran Seaman. Captain II, S. Oshom.of New York, press agent for Dr. Frederick A. Cook, the exploier. who lectured be fore our Chautauqua association Wednesday of this week, was here Saturday last, securing an agent to handle Dr. Cook's Ismk on his . plural Ions, which will be out of the press in a few weeks, Captain OslKirn Is quite a charac ter, and although Ml years of age, is seemingly as act lie as a man of.Vt. lie became a salt water tar when 17 years old. and served In the navies of this country and Mexico, serving lu the navy during theclill war.sind In Mexico dm lug the Maxlmllllau trou bles, where he was commissioned an admjral. and claims Admiral Dewey and himself as (he only- two 11.it he bom to eier have been given the ti tle of admirals. He was aboard the cutter. Harriet Lane, as a correspond ent of the New York World, at the capture of Fort Sninpter. He par ticipated In the Kugllsh.Chlna alli ance, to exterminate piracy, and cap tured the pirate king, for which he received piomot Ion and a handsome purse of prize money. He Is one of the oldest uai igators in this country, hailug been a mem ber of explorer parties lo the Ant arctic region in ISWaud lo the Aictic Circle lu KM, and Is likely I lie oldest sur viving polar adieuturer. He also served the navy as a scout, lu the Spanish-American war, and claims to have located Cervera's Meet, which was exterminated during the "un pleasantness" with Spain. He said to The Sentinel reporter: "I bale known Dr. Cook sixteen years and I never knew him to lie. I hale known I Vary twenty-four year, and neier knew hltn lo tell the truth. The out come of all this will he the dismissal of Peary from the navy for, when the government learns the truth of the matter, there can he no oilier result." "Next mouth," said the grlz..led old navigator, "Dr. Cook will visit Itonie to attend the conference of the Geo graphical Society of the World. He will go there to present Ids claims. (Vary has been made a delegate to the conference hy the Mutual Ad nidation society, otherwise known as the National Geographic society, hut I do not think I Vary will he there, If he leaius that Cook is to he on hand." We will refer to Dr. Cook's lecture in our next Issue. Nearinfj the Railroad. The Hlg Taiklo ilredgebo.it Is now only about a quarter mile from the railroad, and the workmen expect to cut through to the track luthc course of about three weeks. The new illicit Intersects with the ralhoad about two miles this side of Corning. It was the Intention at llrst to build a loop track out about '.'on feet, for use of the trains until the boat had dug a channel past the present roadbed, and then replace the tracks, but that plan appears to haie been changed. A force of men wild teams and scrapers were put to work there this week and will dig a channel Ifto feel in length, of regulation width and depth, on the southwest side. Then when the dredger Mulshes up the connecting space the track will have to he torn up and it Is not un likely that tariff will he delayed con siderable for a day or so to allow the dredger time to pass 1 brougham! also to put, the new bridge into place. The new track will be considerably higher than the old one, and It Is al together likely that the railroad com pany will raise its tracks from three to four feet for a distance of several miles along there. It has been esti mated that the alterations and lm- piovemeiits that are being necessi tated 011 account of the new ditch, together with the assessments, will cost the railroad company something over .'IO.ihmi. Craig Leader. Mrs. Win. M. Morris entertained a few young friends last. Friday even ing In honor of her young nieces, Miss Margaret Nicholson, of Omaha, and Miss Stella Morris, of Mound City, and Mr. Guy Con Id, of Omaha. Clyde It 11 ley and Miss Lillian 1'rice were liberal contributors to the evening's pleasure, by their vocal and Instru mental musical numbers. Light re freshments were served. Miss Edna Interinlll, of Haxturn. Col., Is visiting her many friends and relatives In the county. NUMBER 14. Chautauqua Is Great. Oregon's Mft h annual Chautauqua Is In full swing with a splendid at tendance and the strongest and most, larled and pleasing array of talent eier heard here. The assembly opened up on schedule time, with a forenoon program, and eiery sslon has been full of good things "and large audiences there to hear and enjoy. Neier has a people been butter en tertained, nor neier has a people en Joyed theinselies more than at tills Chautauqua. Joy and good cheer are on every hand and all arc sharing In the great and good time. The remainder of the w.k will bo as full of the good things as has been the case so far. You cannot alhird to miss any of the remaining sessions. Today, Friday, we have italph I'.ir lette who Is worth the price of a whole season ticket lo hear To hear him all troubles cease. Then again the National Hand anil Orchestra will entertain with their repertoire of charming and bewitching music, and Dr. Hughes will also dellier a lecture. Saturday, In addition to a splendid musical program. John II. Itattoaud 1'nlted States Senator K. J. llurkett will entertain you. Sunday will close the lull program with a sacred concert. Lecture by Hubert l'arker Miles. If you haie not yet attended ar range your affairs so as lo attend each ofthe sessions of these last three days, Sunday afternoon's program was cut out hy reason of the sudden com ing up of a wind and rainstorm, about. :t o'clock. The llruhy Family had Mulshed their numbers and Charles S. Medhury had spoken a few minutes, when the storm came, and the audi ence tent began to swav. Manv came alarmed, hut the adilce of cool er heads composed the crowd. The west side of the tent yielded to the heavy wind and went down, and hut, for tlie aid of a crowd of men who held to the guy ropes, it Is likely the entire tent would have collapsed. Sol Meyers family were lu their tent and a large tree, about .'III Inches through, snapped, and lu falling car ried with it another large llinb.whlch fell upon the tent, crushing It, and bruising two of his children, and also a lady guest. It was Indrvd a narrow escapi! for all In the tent, and there were nine of them. Three or four more tents were blown down, but, fortunately 110 serious damage result ed. There was wild excitement over the entire grounds for a few moments, hut they soon quieted down, and thu tents were rearranged, and hy even ing all was ready for the program, and It was carried on with regularity, as if nothing unusual had happened, Mr. Medhury concluding his lecture, ami the llruby's charmed the audi ence with their high-class musical progtain. During the storm I l-W Inches of ralu fell lu about ,'M minutes, and many limbs of trees were blown oil, ami the wind blew about a oo-inlle gale. It was one of the heaviest, winds to have blown here for many years. The storm swept with an east and west range extending as far castas King City, deports from the entire territory slum 110 loss of life hut farm properly sullereii and slock was killed. At Mound City considerable damage was reported and a number of tents blown down at thu Hlg Lake; million! was also hard hit hy thu storm. Brings SI ()(,)). The apples of Dr. C. It. Woodson's hlg orchatd near Agency, south of St. Joseph, was sold last week to an Ar kansas linn for loo,ooo. The yield Is said to be the heaviest of any or chard lu Northwest Mlssouil. While the 1in),inhi Is not net prollt by any means, a good percentage of lr Is clear. Dr. Woodson has demon strated the value of sclentlllc meth ods in apple raising. The orchard Is 200 acres hi extent and contains 10, 2imi trees. Most of these trees are from 17 to 1!) years old, or Justin their prime. The kinds of apples in cluded are Huntsman, Hen Davis, Jonathan, Gauoand Haldwiu. The llrst ofthe crop will bu harvested early lu September and thu work will close lu October. Mayor Morgan for the past sev eral mouths has suffered greatly from an atlllctlon of thu foot. Thu trouble locating In thu large toe of the right foot, and by some believed to be senile gangrene, lie left Tuesday for Ro chester, Minn., to place his case in thu hands of surgeons there, with the hope of bringing relief. He Is ac companied by his son Sam, We hooa for favorable results.