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Is now full to overflowing
Of garments in prices ranging
$3.50. $4.00, $5 00, $6.00,
$10.00 and from that price
latest styles in Dolmans,
Jackets in .light and dark colors, Dolmans plush tri
med, Heavy Ulsters. Children's Cloaks in light an
hlank colors.hesides manv other staples not enumerate
We have an elegant line of these goods now on display
for all classes of trade, to which we invite the atten
tion of any one requiring anything in this line-
"-- .503 and 503 1-2 Felix
A. M. SAXTOK". R. U. HENDRICK.
Saxton & Hendrick,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
And Dealers in DIAMONDS, RICH JEWELRY,
FINEGOLD WATCHES, SOLID SILVER WARE,
Silver Tinted Warp. best quality ot Knives anil Forks and Spoons. FrcheV and Ampriran Clorkr,
etc. Ouroiods run from Hie medium KnulMtotVe !rst niuulty that nionry can luy and oar
prices have been cr"tly reduced, placint; them vritlihi the reach ot all. Wo take pleasure in
showing our Roods to rouvlnee the public tliat we mean what we nay
Call amrSee us. Don't forget the place
509 Felix Street, ST. JOSEPH, MO.
The largest stock of Hoot and Shoes ever
on inle west of the JIWssijpI.El vcr. iiowope n
for Inspect Ion. with prices never so low. Style
nnd'quallty unsurpassed. Please to call and
jet our prices before purchaslfif, when In tke
Sole ORcnU for Reynold ?,ros. Flue Shoes.
323 Fllx Str. St. Joseph, Mo.
MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN
at Forest City. Mo., to buy goods ,at the
Bed Front store,
at the following prices:
20 yds good dark Priuts SI
Dress Dclanes 12 l-2c a yd
WE KEEP MUMIE
SILK, AND SATIN TRIM
MINGS, Jj AD EES' AND., MISSES'
FLANNELS. ALL KINDS,
"Vc want your trade and if Fair Dealing, Good Goods, and Low Prices will
ccurc jour tiade, we will get it. Our Stock is Complete. We keep the
Also Overshoes, Gloves. Yam and Zephyr.
Highest Market Price Paid for Country Produce.
E. 0. WELLS, SON, Proprietors,
R. P.. ZOOK fc CO.,
ITox-est City, iJCo,,
IS THi flUAl HEADQUARTERS
Dress Goqds,: .
Notions, . ; ' ;
Hosiery, , :
, :? Silks,
CALLAND EXAMINE; GET PRICES.
with all the latest styles
from $2.00, SJS.pUi&O.UU,
$7.00, $8.00, $9.00
up to $75.00. lhe very
Saoques, English Walking
Street, St. Joseph, "Mo.
Shawls irom ouc, to so.
Ladies Cloaks, 3.75.
ZURICH PLAIDS, 16 2-3 c,
LUSTER POPLIN, 1G 2-3c,
MEN'S BOOTS, 82.00 a pr,
MEN'S SUIT'S, $7.50,
MEN'S OVERCOATS, $4,
Fall wheat in this county, of which
a larger amount than usual lias been
sown, is growing nnei. .
O. C riumincr is running a true-
tim engine in the norm pan 01 me
... . ..t tU 1.1.
bridge on tho Forest City road is nearly
-i.:ekory nuts.no plentiful tima.
according to size.
The Republican flag at Forest City
i 1(1 feet wide bv 21 feet long. I he
streamer is 30 feet long. The work
was done by Mrs. Robinson and the
.Misses Mary and Anna Canon.
-Moses Bennett has tnkcn the con
tract of building a warehouse for T. I.
Krcekjo be attached to lhe- storehouse
occupied by Hcrshbergcr & Anderson.
Also n iWino cellar for John House
worth. Hon. II. II. Harding, Republican
eanbidate for Attorney General, ad
dressed a good audience in the Court
House in this citj on Tuesday night.
He is a fine speaker.
Rev. Mr. Miller left on Tuesday to
attci;d Synod at Kansas City. He will
return in time to-commenco a protract
ed meeting at Mill Creek school house
thig-?nday) evening and will preach
there every night (Sabbath included)
nnlfl further notice. lie will preach m
Oregon at cloven o'clock Sabbath
The Holt county Democracy need a
supply of Spaulding's glue to male
their nominations stick. Dr. Thatcher
and Dr. Hinde h ive both declined the
dubious honors conferred by the late
Democratic convention; while a third
(Mr. Murray) will neither accept nor
dec-line. After the election be will defy
any one to provo that he ever made the
E. M. King, one of, Maitland's live
business men, was in town on Monday,
on his 'way to St. Joseph tri purchase a
stock of furniture, having formed a co
partnership with Mr. Everhartand in-
iending to immediately open an exten
sive furniture store in Maitlatd. Hu
has also gons into partnership with .1.
P. Hogers in the carpenter business and
will carry that on energetically. Hp is
x wide-awake man and wil. do his full
share in building up Maitland,.
T'ho ( 'ounty Court at its last session
placed 100 in the hands of Dr. II. t.
Wilson to .aid in'tho effort to remove
obstructions from the Forest City
Slough. The Doctor is busily engaged
with a. number ofiluiwls- in clearing,
ditihinguud dammingthe stream with
the viw ot conhuiiig tho water to a
narrow channel, thus causing it to
deepen more rapidly. Considerable
progress has been made
Through inadvertence wo failed to
mention last week the ratuni of Cnpt
J. T. Howell from Colorado. He has
spent the summer in a mining camp
about ten miles from Lcadville, where
hu owns an interest, in three mines, all
of which are very promising and from
which he expects to tealize handsomely
He expects to return to Colorado in the
spring, or may possibly go out again
this fall. Hb many friends will bo g'ad
to learn that he is in cxcillent health
Tho Island at Forest CRy.now gen
erally known as Hush Island, was ,for
merly known as.Soloinan's Island. It
was so named before the Louisiana pur
chaso was made. It was so ca led at
the time tho Platto purchase was added
to this State and why it nfl?HT&yn
ed is not known. V m. TtaHsiwr, one
of our oldest citizens now, passed up
the river on n steamboat in 1833 on
trading expedition and relates that on
the way np they passed at the west of
Solonian's Island and when they came
down, tho river had so changed that
they had to pass on tho east side, which
was sum Avbcrc near where the survey
ors found the riwr channel in 1889
when this part of the eonn'y was sur -
ie of the largest and most cuthu
siastic nicotings of the campaign was
held t t!:o court house in this city last
Satiirfl' night. It was addressed by
Mr.cJois (coloied) of St. Joseph and
the housKwas densely packed with an
attcntivewidience jyho paid close .at
tention tomho pck:eriil)roitghout his
rcmaija. A"he speech is. said to have
bcenVmost excellent one much su
perioi) thai recently delivered in tho
same room bylhe Democratic candi latu
for Governor At the close of the meet
ing, Mr. DobyMs, secretary of tho Re
publican coun- committee, organized
a colored men's Garfield and Arthur
club, which vas joined by alrnos
every colored, ian in Oregon. Wo
hope Mr. Jones will pny us another
visit before the second of Jfovumbcr,
Louis Poynter, son of Judge W. II
r'ovntcr," died, after a lingering illness
at Ids father's residence on October 8th
Ho married. Miss Alice I'atterson, Nov.
21st 1878, and, in the prime of life and
fullness of hope, he is cut off, in Jess
than two ears. He whs a noble young
man. standing Mali in the esteem f
who kucw him ; doubly endeared to hi
own family throng!) long months of pa
tient suffering. . This family lias been
greatly afflicted, two sons having
died in the past fourteen mouths.
ycry large circle of friends showed their
svmnathv. bv attcndinirthc funeral ser
vices, conducted (y the Rev. Mr. Mil
ler of Oregon, on S'aturdav morning
The Judsre has only threo children left
William imtl James and Mrs. Henry
Meyer. How grange life's, mysteries
seem? But blessed thought: tioil;
hand leads thoso who tikist him through
tho dark valley.
Ho leaileth nic, my Savior.
Through Time's iliirk uirrotvlns ways :
JtaJcaJeUfaOod leadclh nif,
shniri!.- my song .ilwaj." .M.
OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1880.
Ri-.ifl the advertisement of the
tcr-Oeean Shoe Store, St. Joseph.
If you wish to borrow a thousand
dollars or Wss for a number of years,
apply to T C. Dnngan, Oregon, Mo.
Dr. Lchmcr has opened up a choice
stock of groceries in connection with
his stock of drugs.
Ira Draper and daughter of Ne
braska, are visiting relatives in Holt
A communication on county poli
tics is unavoidably crowded out, but
will appear next week.
George W Marlow of St. Joseph
carries an immense stock of boots and
shoes and wants the trade of Holt
county pcopie. See advertisement.
It is said that Gen. Graig shed
tears during Ms speech at Forest City
over the mere thought tha his old fel-lOW-citizens
in Holt should suspect hm
of being a "railroad lobbyist."
tT.,1 1 ..1....3 ii.itl.4'fa
MHIU fVUI UJ .HIV Mm
dress the people of .Mound C ity on po!-
itica. matters to-morrow (Saturday;
ht. I he Motinders shou:d turn out
and give them a huge audience.
George P. Luekhardt has been
quite ill during the past week from n
severe attack of bilious co ic. At one
irao his condition was regarded as cnt-
lea , out we are g au to team ne is now
so much better as to be considered out of
danger. His hosts of Iriends hope for
his speedy recovery.
To vote th s fall you Must havo n-
sided in Missouri one year and in the
township sixty days. The law says if
you have moved from tht township in
which j on resided into another since
the 2d of last September, you cannot
vote at the coming election.
Nim. Kyger and theSeeman Broth
ers have exchanged their business piop
erty. .Messrs. Seeman cau now be
found in the siore room formerly occu
pied by 5ir. Kyger, and .Mr. Kygi-r has
moved iuto the store room formerly oc
cupied by the Socman Brothers.
We were pleased to receive a call
last Saturday from Prof. W. F. Drake,
who has recently taken- charge of the
Mound City ubliu school. Ho is one
of tho most competent, energetic and
successful educators iu the' State and
we are glad he has once more cast his
lot wifh'thc people of Holt county.
The St. Joseph Saturday Demo
crat says: "Dr. A. Uoslin, .Miss Stella
Goslin, D. P. Dobyns. f-!is. V XV.
Davenport, Mis. T. C. Dung n and
Mrs. M.'M. Sopor, of Oregon, were in
thi" city o'n Thursday night at tho
t)pera. the Oregon folks arc notor-
. . . . . V . . i . r T .
ions. - We-ve reau oj mum umoro. .n
took two hotels to supply them with
provisions this trip."
Every lady reader of the Sentinel
who wishes to purchase a cloak, dolman
or sacque this fall should read the ad-
vertisementJif Chambers & Marncy. in
another column. They carry the larg
est stock iu St. Joseph and the prices
range from two dollars to .s?vcnly five
X.F.Murray and C. C Akin will
address the nco!o of Ho!t " county in
the interest of the Greenback party, at j
the following times, and p'aces: tri
umph, October 1G; Maitland, Octobor
18; King Grove, October 19; Aew Uu
cr'ty, October 20; Craig, October 21;
Mound City, October 22; Oregon, Oc
tober 23 Speaking will commence at
7 cJViJack p. M., "liarp.
A wintersquaslivine, growing in the
garden of the editor of the Sentinel,
ran up into a cherry tree ami there
bore two squashes, each about twelve.
feet from the irrouzd. Last Tuesday
oiio of them foil to tho ground and
when placed on theseales weighed nine-
toon and three-quarter pounds. Iho
other, nearly as laifjeffc still hanging
in tho tree, but its weight, has caused
the Tine to swag untii it i9 only about
eight feet from the ground. WhoJ can
produce a cherry tree that bears larger
fruit than this?
I he afflicted - especially tlioso suf-
Jforing from chrome diseases will uo
themselves an lniustico 11 thev fail to
read theadveitisumentof Mis. Miller,
of this city, who is now prepared to
ive eleetiM-tlierapeu lie baih- to all
who desire them. That these baths,
aided by the electricity, have a remark
ble effect, beneficially, upon invalids, is
beyond question. The editor of this
paper has recently been much benefit
ted by tho use of tho eleetrio battery
alnno, and he fuels confident that those
who receive full treatment ennuot fail to
realize great improvement, See adver
tisement for list of diseases treated.
Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine
for November is one of the most inter
esting yet issued; the combination in
its pages of entertainment, edification
nnd instruction is tomdliiim rare, and,
withal, there u a 1 ervadlnj religious
ami moral sentiment, so that tho publi.
cation especially commends itself to tho
family circle. Tho opening 'article.
"Tho Greek " Church in Russia and,
Siberia," o'abnrately treats the geogra
phy, history, doctrine, government, etc,
of the Russian ( Lurch It is fully
illustrated. TJie numerous poems are'"
by celebrated writers, unt !lro ()f more
than ordinary n.cnt. The miscellany
is unusually abundant, and embraces
a vast variety of Mibjeets replete with
interest, amusement and information.
Tho 128'q.iarto pages arc crowded with
delightful resiling matter and tho illus
trations, which numbci oyer 100, aro
finely executed. The price of a single
copy f the "Sunday Ahignzlne" is.4nly
25 cents. Subscription per year,' $.1;
for six-months SLSO; for four moiilhi,
SI; sent postpaid. Address Frank
'L:slies Publishing House, .VJ, 53 and'
57 lnrk Place, New York-
Fresh Saddle Rock Oysters at
Ueinhart & Blum's.
Aftcfa somewhat protraeUd silence,
for which, however, Lam not in fault,
I send you another communication.
Business is brisk here now, and the
streets crowded with wugons and teams
almost every day.
Rev. Malmn's photograph gallery
wilRgccupv tho upper rooms of the
building in which Lee Durham's res
taurant has, until lately, been kept.
The work on Mr. Glenn's new brick
buildings is going on rapidly. Corsaut
& Meyer Intend occupying tho south
room. It is now thought that it will bo
ready to occupy by the 10th of Novem
Rev. D. Brown's school continues to
grow. There arc now 27 in attend
ance. Tho public school is reported
prosperous, there being about 10 pupils
in the primary department, 60 in the
intermediate, and 4S in the higher.
Dr. "SrScy is building a now and com
modious barn on the property on which
his dwelling housa in located.
Judge T. W. McCoy sold 32 head of
feeding cattle to Mr. John W. iNirreit
Mr. James Carson poisoned li'imseM'
last Fridat in taking Dr. Darter's Ague
Specific for chills." Dr. Ross was called
in, and ne was relieved. Mr. Carson
says he believe that if he ad taken as
much as the directions recommended,
it would havo killed him.
A daughter of Mr. Fikc of this place,
who has but recently come home from
Nebraska, lost one of her children Sat
urday night. We did not learn what
was the matter with the child.
It Is reported that there are a few
cases of dipthena iu town. Tho rav-
that di-caso here last wiuter
make it drcadt d.
Woik is in progress to keep t'e creek
from coming into town, but wnmd St
not b wise and prudent to have the
filth that has already accumulated and
is vet accumulating in the back arils
nnd on the rear of our lots be removed? I
It seems to us tiiai rue ucauu ui
demands that the Board take
thi matter in hand and have the own
ers of property cleanse their yards and
Eld. Wctzs:i continues unable to be
out and to fe-coinmeiicc his labors as
p.stor. Prof. O. C. Dill filled h s pul
pit Sunday morning and evening. Ho
aho delivered a lecture at the Christian
church Saturday cYening, subject,
".Master Motives." Tho lecture was
Well written," well read, very instruct
ive, and, to our mind, a truthful and
forcible presentation of a subject tlat
should be understood by all.
Mr. Stokesnnd Mr. Knowlcs wore 'in
We suppose that Mr. Stokes was look
ing out for that Setiatorship..
Ike Miller starts to Keokuk on Tues
day of this week to attend the medical
Mr. M. M. Moore is talking of leav
ing us soon. He expects to go to the
Hot Springs, Arkansas. We can il
afford to lose him.
A. Crannell continues to chill occa
sionally, but manages to buy some two
hundrcd'dol'ars worth of grain every
day, nevertheless. On Saturday last
ho sold his humrv-niaro and harness to
Capt. Canon for S150.
Jud Sninccr is unite ill has chills
Col. Wilkinson, who has been out
canvassing, returned Saturday and re
ports prospects good He listened to a
discussion between Mr. Limbird and
Mr. Cowan, and gives it as his judg
ment that Mr. L. is too much for Mr.
C Wo understand that thcro will be
spealcins here by the Republicans next
Saturday evening. Beut,
General health of tho community is
quite bad; some eases of typhoid lever,
and more of tho diptheria. One of Mr.
Morris's little buys being quite ill tvilli
it at present.
Farmers in our neighborhood arc
nuitebusv at present, threshing : grain of
all kinds, which Is making a good aver
Mr. Edwaitl Painter sold his farm
on jast Saturday to Mr. Shun'k of Craig,
at $22 oO per acre. Mr. Painter con
templates moving to Pettis eounty.Mo.,
Mr. Mat. Thomas of tho Normal was
visitia:r friends in this neighborhood
Fairviow school is in a prosperous
condition; it enrolls about thirty,
Mr. Charles Paintsr left on hist Sat
urday for Kansas Ity, where, ho will at
tend school for tho coming year.
Tho sound of hummer and saw
heard in several parts of town.
Prospect for a railroad from the
west to orous the river at this point is
'rather flattering at present.
V" Abo Hogrcfe took to wife Miss LUa
Boaps of Nishna, last Sunday. May
.their shadows never grow less.
A Teachers' Institute will be held at
'Milton, on Saturday, October 30.
-Mrs. Eliza Eail has a new piano, and
ns your correspondent and family
live hard by, wo frequently hear some
Very lino music therefrom.
Joseph Hogrcfe, has once more taken
up the yard Mick in tho red . store
Messrs. Karl have oninloyeil linn as
clerk until tho first uf January,
instead ot another railroad our peo
ple Would prefer an a. propriation
of 2,500 dollars form tho county fund,
tu grado up and improve our roads,
leading; out tu thebluffs, and many of
our citizens will support the man for
Couu1- Judge regardless of politics
that will favor a liberal appropriation
and interest himself in tho improve
j meiit of our public loads.
' .Mrs. Nea has rOi'iicd
I her iiiil'iicf
shop in the Key-Stone, and cvorything
about her shop looks cosy.
Quite a number of the Corning folks
at' ended the wedding r.t Nishna last
II. A. Dankers has the finest pig in
North-west Missouri. It is an
Essex, five nioutlw old, and weighs over
two hundred pounds'.
Henry Hogrcfe and family will start
on a v'sit to Ohio in about a week.
B. XV. Sedwick has just put a new
"lining" in his cottage.
What has become i all the politi
cians? We have not had a political
speaking at Corning for so lowj that
we hnvo almost forgotten that it Is i ar&
paign year. Buut.
Jliss Jennie Ray of Craig, Mo.,
tcil rel:itives here last week.
Mrs.Proud.wifeof John Proud.iiTeryJard manner, in which they piled one
MrT J. H. Fickcsjs suffering intense
ly with a boil on liis foot. We hope
however, he will be able to make hb
regular visit to
WnileMr.hos. Cottier was retnrn
ing humofo- a neighbor's house, his
team be amc frightened at a drove of
fcogs.and at once became unmanageable ;
they run the distance of two miles, com
pl tely demolishing the spring wagon ;
fortunately Mr. C. w:is not injured, he
having made his escape f om the wag
on when the team became frighUned.
Mr. Joseph Parker and wife, of north
ern Holt, are visiting the family of .Mr.
The most enjoyable allair of the sea
son, was a birth-day party given b Mr.
John Curtis and wife, in honor of their
daughter Miss Ona. Tie company
enjoyed themselves until a late hour,
indulging in gamea and plays of differ
ent k ndi.; music was furnished by .ev
cral present, and in due time refresh
ments were served, to which all did
ample justice. The names of those
present were as follows: Misses Zoe
llie King, Rebecca. Meyer,
Hannah Meyer. Lida Kelley, Jennie
Kay, Emma Cottier, Alice Did in, Liz
zie Cottier, James Meyer and wife,
and the Messrs. R. O. Plummer, J. II.
Fickes, J. C. Cottier, J. E. Evans, H.
Hood and O.JT. Cuitis. Miss Ona- re
ceived roveral very nice presents, and
after congratulating her and wishing
her many more such birth-days, we a l
returned home, being woll pleased with
the evening entertainment. -
.T MOUND CITY, MO.,
SATURDAY EVENING, OCT, 16, 1880.
Henry S. Kelley,
and the Republican nominees for the
various county offices will address their
fellow citizens on political Issues a$
Mound City, on Saturday ovening.Octo
The county candidates will also speak
at the following times and places :
Corning, Monday, October 18.
Hogrefo. School House, October 19.
'Craig, October 20.
Kelso School House October 21.
Books Mills, October 22.
Bigelow, October 23.
Alkire School House, October 2j.
Chamber's Sch 10I Houee, October 26.
Shiloh School House, Octobcr2d.
Forbes, October 30.
Speaking will commence at'7 o'clock
i si.,' sharp.
All persons indebted to me, will please
call on T. I. Kreek, A.J. CASTLE.
The followiug Is the program of the
Northwest Missouri Baptist Institute to
bo held with the Sharp's Grove Holt
Coiu.ty Baptist church, October 29, 30,
and 31, ltfSO.
FRIUAY, OCTOBER 29TH.
10 a. m. sermon, Elder A. M. Wal
11 A. si. The duties of Church mem
bers to their pastor. Elder W. II,"
2 r. st. Family Worship. J. J.
3 r. si. Regeneration, how accom
plished. Elder J, W. Malotto.
7r. jj. The Atuuemeut. Elder B.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER SQth.
10 A 3t. The Word made in Flesh..
Elder C. L. Butts.
11 a. ?. The evils of Infant ..Bap
tism. Elder J. II. .Best.
2 r. si. Tho importance of the Sun
day SeliooJ work. Geo. Lott.
3 r. si, Tho aim of tho .Sunday
School. Eldor J. S. F. Wood.
'7 v- ' 'J '10 order of Cureriun,
Elder H. J. Iitour.
SUNDAY, dCTOHER Slit. '
9 A. su Sunday School.
11 a. 3t. Preaching with prayer and
7 t. a. Preaeinng with prayer and
IT. J. Latouk, ")
A. M. Wallace,
K M. Khoawa. )
The Financial Statement.
On the inside pages of to-day's Sen
tinel we publish a Detailed Statement
of the Receipts and Expenditures of
Holt county from the first ot Mav, 1879,
.i... n.."f ir 1KI1 This is tho
..,., r,., ,.
Statement wnicu me ,uunt)
fused to publish last spring, although . . . ' . , . .
. . r ,. ... Smj .,,,,., ,1,' no right to pay any snch bill. The col
the law explicitly requires thorn to uo i j j
. . , , .,if.. f,,ri Ice-or sets big foes for alt he does, and
so and provides a heavy penaltj tor a , - ' 7 '
failure to mako the publication
time and in tha manner set forth in the
Statutes. The Sentinel rcpratedly
called the attention of the court to the
matter, and a number of prominent
ritizpns waited on them and asked them
to do their duty by complying with the !
law. This the court stubborn! refused
to do, and as it was notorious that the
tin. minrt wa being con
duc-cd in a loose, slip-shod, hap-bz
blunder on top ot another, it became
the general impression, among those
who were cognisant of the court's iu
cor;ictcrcy, that there were many
transactions which w nld not bear crit-
-I ! nnrl thnt for tills ICOSOn. I
,e. . - - ... ' j
ihnv lirliniMl 10 imuiiau n un..i-.
SLitement of their transactions.
need no arsrumcnt to prove that the
people-are entitled to know what has
been done with the money collected
from them for taxes and that a State
ment of the expenditure of county
money is the most important publica
tion of anv the law require - made.
That it was so n-garded by the
law makers Is shown by tho heavy pen
alties prescribed for the punishment of
county judges who attempt to conceal
their transactions by refusing or neg
lecting to publish a; Statement of them
for tke information of the. public. Not
only are tho people of the county di
rectly interested iu tho matter, but peo
ple from other counties and other Slates
l,r. m.ip fnntfmn1ntn rrnllcinf their
home.-, with us will look, with clo-oscm-!
tiny at the manner in which ' tho j.co-
tile's money is cxneuded and will re-
fuse to locale in a county wh .sc finan
cial affairs aro conducted with a lack of
sound judgment and c!orcoconomy and
Hence, when it t length became
evident that the court did-not intend-to
niimr flin npnnln to know what they
have been doing, tho Sentinel ennchi- j
ded it was something tho peoide ought
to know and it d -tcrmined that they
should know tho pla'n unvarnished
truth. Fortunately for the coun'y, It
has a Clerk who is above suspicion, and
to him and his accomplished Dep
uty, Mr Richards, we are.injicnieu ior,
the Statement we publish to-day. It
has been prepared. wlth'"great care rind
its absolute reliability may be depend
It is proper for us to say. in tbu con.
nection, that tho publication is made by
us simply fr the purpose of affoiding
the pcoplo information in regard to
their affairs. It is not our aim to make
capital against any body If the court
have honestly and .properly porfdu'ctcU
the financial affairs of the county they
cannot be.inju'red bj! the publication- of
.i,2.;nnt.. wiiili.. mi the contrary, if
they have been dtnslict in their duty
and have made rei kless and unlawful
expenditures of the people's ironcy, or
have loaned their funds on insufficient
securities, thev ought to bear the blame.
that justly follows.
On account ot fueblo health during
tbe past two months, tho editor of th
Sentinel has not felt able to devote to
tiie .-tatementthe close and searching;
examination it should have, in order to
point out the exact bearing of each j
transaction. But asrtho Statement, in
most particulars, is full and complete,
those who aro curious in such matters,
and who havo the time and inclination,
will doubtless be ablo to find a l.irg.
number of concealed Africans in the
county wood pile.
The following items havo attracted
......: :n n imrriPil irlnncc
uui .menu.. ... o
through the Statement.
sinned that they embrace more than a
small pwrtion of transactions to which
the attentiou of the people should be
directed, but they will serve as. guidt-s
to those who wish to investigate further.
Among the bills allowed by tho court'
and paid out of tho county
which tho court had no right under the ', '
law to allow and pay, are thofollowing
(1.) A bill for printing Jus'ices blanks
for posting stra s, etc. The idea ot the
county furnishing Justices of the Peace
with blanks is simply absurd. Tho Jus
tices are allowed their foes by law and
are required to furnish their ow.n
blanks or do without them. Tho court
bas no more right to pay for- b'anks
for Justices thau it has., to pay for
blanks for Notaries Publlo.
(2.) A number of bills have- been al
lowed and paid for printing Rond Pe
titions Tho law docs not .contemplate
any Mich expenditures by county courts
anl there is no authority for paying
such bills. Road petitions' aro private
matters- which in each case Interest
only a few persons, and' 1 those persons
should cither use written petitions or
pav for priutiaa them out of thoir own
pockets. Certainly tho people of the
whole county should not be required to
pay the biOs.
(S A bill of fifteen dollars allowed
boused in bringing back tax suits.
(This bill can only lie ui.scovereu oj tvx -
iiiuining the conrt records, as 11 was
allowed with .several others and only I
bill. The attorney appointed ta prose -
ing all pet'n ions. The attorno.i 's com-j
! mission and the clerk's fees are inte-.d-1
the total of the various bills allowed at c';l crroK&will be found iivtho Iiuanuiat, l
.. . .. ;.. .1... e...i i..Wf t..l...V..!l' mi lh. thiril IKUTO. OtK.L'liI i' J
mat time appears m iu ov.Hvinv..f. "fi"- : v ; "f .....,
Tho court haiVno a.ltl.onty to pay this elc I mleT t Jc J,
tas suits (Air. 1 nomas' is .uioweii- rl!a,i jusieau oi "Hi-en''n-!"',-
andsomeeominlion hn all taxes Mer head of tw "'-h
eted; and tho circuit clerk .sallowed . ": " ". llm S(J-.
rents per hundred wonls for copy- .J? ' eruSrtK There may a
1 ed to cover
expenses and to pay
utcilj wen ui-aiuu;.,
t.:.T . . .
and the court has
no right to pay for blanks for their use.
(4.) A bill of $18.84 allowed uml
paid Fred Myers- for postage stamps..
This is the first time the county ever
paid for postage stamps for
the nse of
- - - -
tho court might as well pay for the
boots he wears out in running 'after de
linquents as to pay for the postage
stamps be uses in dunning them.
A further examination of the State
ment will sliol that there aro many
other matters in which the couit diso
beys the law. For instance, it will be
noticed that T. XV. McCoy, the pre-
siding judge, has six hundred doll.rs
1 borrowed from the swamp land fund.
The law clearly and explicitly 'forbids
tho loanin-of any county fund to any
member of the county court.' "Th'l?ls"
a. clear violation of tiie-Liwv - -Another
iterna. loan of twd thousand
dollars from the swampland fund will
attract attention. We have hear! thw
on by a great many
. ptnipic, unin 'u-puuin.-nf ' ami .Demo
- i . I , -r
crat., and all agree that the security is
altogether insufficient. Another loan of
three hundred dollars it in ' trie, same
condition. All who have examlcd in
to these loans say tbat the 'security is
suchas no discreet business mail jvould
accept as sufficient, if loaning Ins own
money. Yet it is 'clearly the duty of
the county court'to take extra precau
tions in loaning the public 'raibney,
They are the 'custodians of a 'public
trust and thoy have no right to permit
their personal feelings or their political
preferences to have a hair's" weight in
influencing" them when loaning Mhe
monoy of the' people. A' invatSjinjdi
vidual may 'take risks in-'loaBing-'his
own money, if he chooses-- but' a "put-
' officer has ncr right to take' any risks
' iv-if,tii.i- in TiifinTnrr mflnw rKTli tint
his, but which has been colleitdcl'ffpm
tho hard earnings cf 'the t people" and
cntruste'iTto'bim lo-'od sacredly account
ed for. No condemnation can be too
string agaiust those who thus reckless
ly expose to possible loss the Money
Which the people laboriously provided
for tho education of their children and
tbe promotidh. of -tL welfare of tho
whole pcopie by bnilding roafls, 'drain
ing swamps, etc: Let every man take?
this subject homo to himself and pon
der over the matter in thc-quietH of hi
A nioro minnteexawination also dis
closes the fact that in quite a. number
of .cases the Joans of the schnolunds
of the various districts have also been
maihMin insufficient security, ami "the
trouble which, will : result therefrom in
thr. future will undoubtedly be wide
spread ai il burdensome, ji some cases
the bouds have been running foryears.
and, though the securities "were good
when first given, they are now alto
gethcr insullicient. In some instances,
one or more of the securities has died;
iu others, becomej' insolvent; in others,
removed to other States. Yet 'tho
bonds remain as 5irst given; sometimes
tbst interest is paid and joTJctiuies it Is
not, and there seems to have been no
effort to have defective bonds made
good. And thii3 matters" run "along
from year 10 year. Thev are-in Bad
shuDe now and will bi in worse Shape
hereafter; but the court, whose -bust
nes it is to watch "these matters;, neg
lects to give tnem proper" attention;
and if the Sentinel or any-one clso
dares to humbly call their attention tiv
Uiesuujeci, a prouipi. auu
bnff is the consequence. Byijaud bye
the time will come, we timlr, When tho
people will no longor tolerafc- snch an
tocratic conduct op the, x-irtlot their
servants, and when thew,w,ill;bea day .
of reckoning for those who Juve,openly
defied the law by mismatiiging. tho
comity affairs amlthen endeavoring to
keep the people from any Jcnowledgc
of what thoy have, dune -by ;fiitb!S 10
publish, a statement fi. , their., tr.insae
tions, a.though expliciiily lequuea to ,
do so by the Statutes. '-- '
A further examination of the ."State
ment, supplemented by an examination.
nt the court reeonis auqws iuiu.
' at e a l it of church
bduils wliteu arom
. , mnnnf
ivcrv oati snape. i- v -";.-.
iwii-Vmvpri hr cA'm-cnesvl In several
cases upwards ntj four years' interest
now duo, and, of course, more, interest
l steadily accumulating. The curt
has no right to let interest run on m this
The law provides a very" plain
way to bring delinquents into .. court
amt cause them to pay npthcir interest.
its institutions, and . it is a mighty bad
sign of the safety of a.lonn when the
borrowers do not even poy interest for
four or live years.
We aro al- told that there is a fertile
field for investisation in the large -expenditures
made for bridges during the
past cighteecu months. Heavy -sums
have been paid for thl purpose and we
do not know that there have been any
unlawful expenditure; but the fact
that tho court has palpably been care-,
less and inefficient in other expendi
tures renders itstrongly robable that a
searching investigation liito the. man
ner of buildiag these bridges, and tbo
' prices paid for them, would, develop
some surprising facts. .
Let there be no misunderstanding of
what We have written. We do not
har'C the court with dislionolj . -rn
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wrong" men in tho wrong place; ami
for proof of this wo have only to Mer
to the Statement of their transactions,
people, demand their speedy ivtlrcraent
from office, 111 order that, in more com-
V . , Blltn jfe-
; mt lMirt took eaargo of litem
. tu, ..!t Cl) umn ,tl-thia pagiv fbmUl
bo other typ ographieni errors w.h
haw esoaju'd our ttontioii.l
we do say tnatincy uavo ireuu i.uiu-p-Jtent,
iHcllicicnt, careless, reckless,
r iiiunili-rs. and. aUosrether, tho
rvirr . Tt.f f.iirinviii!--. tvlH)!rlon3!
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