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The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) 1883-1980, August 11, 1911, Image 1

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Columbia Mo,
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.
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
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;
1, Wll KM.:
2, ltll .
:i, mil
4, wit .
."1, Wll .
. .ItH
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
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:
21 .
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
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
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
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
, 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.

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