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at the post office at Medina, Ohio, as second class mail matter,
. ' ' " '' .: Oct. 13, -1888. ' ' - -v.'. , , -
; Hardin county is the first to make a report on the work of
its county budget commission' The rates have; been reduced
from 8 to 28 per cent. The average reduction in the rates is 17,
per cent. There is not a single taxing district, in which reduc
tions have not been effected. ,:- ,v ' - u .
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Office in the Sentinel Building, North Court Street, opposite,The American; ;
' : Mrs. James Long, Publisher ? '
George M. Denton, Editor and Manager .
Medina County's only Democratic Newspaper.
Subscription rates.
$1.00! 3 months .25,
,50 Single copy .05
One year
6 months
Now that the primary election has passed and the short
breathing spell is at hand which conies beforethe regular cam
paign for election, it is well for the people of Ohio to pause and
Governmental authorities and experts all over the country
now look to Ohio as the most advanced and progressive state in
the Union." They point for example to Ohio where a program of
progress in honesty, efficiency and economy has been started in
an exceedingly short time. . , ,
Beginning with the revolt against dishonesty and inefficiency
in the handling of the money of the state, and the uprising
against the rub of the corrupt political machine .which had its
grip on the governor, the auditor, the treasurer and the general
assembly, Ohio has continued to advance. It has been a hard
fight and it has been a continuous fight, nor is the end yet. The
fight must be continued at the polls in November to put down
the reactionaries who have again come to the front.
When Governor James M. Cox came into the office less than
two years ago he found the field ripe for the progress which has
been indicated under his administration. He found a series of
commands for better government laid upon him by the non-political
constitutional convention and approved by the people them
selves. He found himself pledged to the carrying out of the
promises of the most advanced platform ever adopted by any
political party. And! now at the end of his first term of service
it is seen that the program is only begun. True the laws have
been passed, the reforms have been started, the business-like,
conduct of all public offices in the state is under way, but it is
necessary that the progress be continued. To this end it is ab
solutely essential that the administration of the past two years
be continued. Governor Coxand the other men selected on the
platform with him two years ago have the work in hand. They
have demonstrated their honesty, efficiency, economy and human
ity. They have kept the faith and fulfilled every promise made
by them and every obligation laid upon them. ;
The people of Ohio must re-elect Governor Cox unless they
wish to step back a half century in progress.
Words are but pitiful-things indeed to express sympathy
in Man's deepest sorrow and utter bereavement. A whole na- ,
tion is iu mourning with the president' of these United States. His
friend, helpmeet and companion has been laid to rest. And the
president of us all, the strong man of the ages, is broken and
I cEt. He is worn and weary with the long hours, of waiting
while the strength, of his beloved wife grew less, and less, until .
.finally there was not enough left 10 maintain the unequal strug-;
gfe, and the Death Angel claimed his own.'
B.ut across the land have been flying words of sympathy
and the messages" of cheer. While these words cannot for a
moment fill the void which has been created, while they cannot .
cause the blood to flow, the eyes to open and the lips to smile in
encouragement, they can in a measure help by showing to the
bereaved one the good will, the heartfelt sorrow of his people.
And so from every person there is a message to President Wil
?on. May God be with him in his trial and sorrow and shower
blessings on him, maintaining him in his strength and vigor for
the nation which needs him as a strong right arm to lean upon.
The trial of President Wilson has been doubly severe. Pass
ing through the gravest crisis of the age in his policy with Mex
ico, he is now facing a still greater burden. r ; ' ,
With the full knowledge that the being he loved on earth was
slowly dying President Wilson gave to this country such service
as no man has ever given before. In the face of the greatest
odds he maintained peace and has saved to the. country the flower
of her manhood.
Then when came the gravest situation in a hundred years
with all Europe at war, the president was equal to the emergency.
Though his wife lay at the door of death, he sent his message
of hopefulness and the offer of mediation now or at any time. .
With the deepest trouble, of his life breaking over him he was
Fii.1! able to do his duty by his counti y and humanity. Again we
cay God bless and sustain him. ' , t
It must have been a source of great consolation to Mrs. Wil
son in her last hours to have the support and love of a man like
our president.
It ought to be a source of pride to every citizwi of the United
States to, have the service and the regard of a man like Woodrow
Wilson. While praising him, while recognizing his sterling
worth, we must realize his trial, his bereavement and sadness,
his worry, and if we have hearts we Inust mourn with him the
loss of his wife. ........
Three weeks ago Republican County auditors with mock
seriousness declared it would be impossible to reduce the tax
rates even in the face of the halfing of the state tax levy. Then
they heard from the people. Note the change that has taken
place. Defiance has generally given way to submission and even
in Franklin and in Hamilton county the Republican officials are
declaring they will do their utmost to cut the rates.
Promises" are good-performances will be better. The tax
payers will do well to keep a watch on these hifty shifters.
Meanwhile, just keep Jn,mind the simple fact that it was - a
Democratic State Administration standing back of the State fax
; Commission that has' changed the attitude from one ;of defiance
to one of Bubmission. The "machine" has committed the offense
of protecting the taxpayers. .'Something that a Republican "or
ganization" never thought of doing. .;): T i;
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l Fisher's Quality Shoe Store
Root Company
Seeks Bee Land
When the A. I. Root Co. take a
new departure in their business, it is
not until after long and painstaking
deliberation, based upon expert know
ledge covering very many years.
For some time this great concern
has been practicing migratory bee
keeping, moving bees from Medina to
Florida and then back again after
naking increase. Recently this comp
any brought back from the south the
squivalent of about 900 colonies. Of
this enormous amount about one
third remains, the balance havih'g
been sold for nuclei and in poupd
packages. According to the current
lumber of Gleanings in Bee Cultur4,
at- the above rate the company will
aot have a hundred colonies left. Ri
this case they declare they will hajro
serious, problem jx v solve -in gainh
sufficient increase to send anothenjajr
.o doso.' "f-
Within the past few weeks-jnembeys
?i th&" company have beeu scouring,
the country in automobiles iti quest of
bee-pasturage. 'At 'one :. place, nea
Akron, they discovered -a swam,plan
where the owner, a bee man, declared
he could make increase after the main
honey flow was over, and for but very
little expense. ' The A. I. Root Co.
purchased a hundred colonies of this
man, and the bees will e left there to
double in that location until remove
to Medinaj . . . c
; Knowing of the above mentioned
swamp, the Root Co. had been some
what curious to know what the swamp
contained that Bhould make .'it fo
thrifty a place for bees. Consequent
ly they enlisted the services of Dr. C.
D. Freeman, a local botanist, and in
company also with Probate Judge
Kennan, the latter neither a bee man
nor 8 botanist, but withal an able
judge and good fellow,' visited the
Akron swamp. It proved to be al
most impenetrable and, acting upon
the belief that what was found on the
outer edges of the swamp would prob
ably be found at the interior,' the par
ty contented themselves with an ex
ploration of the hundreds of acres of
waste -land thereabouts.
On this waste land which, accord
ing to the account of the trip in
Gleanings In Bee Culture, cannot be
used even for cow pasturage, was
found, however, a number of well
known honey plants, recognized by
Dr. Freeman.
I'First," says Gleanings, " there was
the familiar clover on the upland.
Then came the common milkweed.
But. what attracted our attention par,
ticularly on one of these incursions
was a mass of showy red blossoms
that were distributed over small
patches here and there over the
swamp land. Dr. Freeman identified
this as swamp milkweed (Asclepias
incarnata). The bees were busily at
work on. it hundreds and hundred'
of them. Then we found other hun
dreds busy on the blue verbena, some
times called 'vervain' (Verbena has
tata). The roar of the bees as they
made their way back; and forth from
our apairy a quarter of a mile away;
the blue and the crimson as we found
it here before 'pur eyes in the .swamp i
cuuseu u vO'Bee visions oiHuee3rua
scattered around, these, thousand. a of
acres; but the vision niay nutfertalMe
In only a very' limited way! a;";
Visits have also been made to some
of the big swamps near Mentor and
Ashtabula. But much of the swamp
was covered with a foot of water, with
a heavy growth of brush andfVwith
but a" few honey plants, and these
scattering. ' :' ;
The A. I. Root Co. has not decided
yet whether it will go south for more
bees. It is understood that' It' the
company is successful in breeding the
bees up in the fall within 50 miles of
here, or within reach of an automo
bile truck, it will be very much cheap
er than paying $.1.00 a colony freight
from the south.
. Not-with-standing . that; the Chau
tauqua kept a great many away, the
crowd that greeted Congressman E.
R. Bathrick and Judge S..G. Rogers
in the park las& Saturday night was
quite a large one. "There was, but lit
tle time to advertise he coming.; of
Mr. Bathrick on accountpf ids', having
been .d&tained auittt ihestdiywith
his dutijea inWasijingtoni'"i
' MayoV'lM:Gbm'tic9 Mr.
Aldrich Underwood as chairman of
the meeting," who in brief manner pre
sented . the speakers.; Judge Rogers
spoke first and in an impassioned and
forceful manner exploded some of the
false statements circulated concern
ing Mr. Bathrick's record in congress.
The judge is a good speaker and a
good Democrat , and . a man . whose
judgement stands high. .
. Congressman i Bathrick then ad
dressed the audience, and with clean
and distinct utterance told his side of
the congressional controversy. It dif
fered somewhat from the state
ments freely, circulated by his ; opon
ent, but. those who f listened to , the
speaker failed to see in him the fiend
incarnate he has been pictured.
Election results in this county are
sufficiently eloquent in determining
the attitude of the people of Medina
county in this affair.
: After ' the Medina meeting, the
Speakers were taken to Wadsworth,
where another meeting was held.
Acting upon ' the suggestion of
many of our citizens, Mayor R. L.
"Gehman, addressed a letter of sym
pathy to the President of the United
States last Friday in the death of Mrs.
Wilson.. It is a tender expression not
only of the sorrow of the people of
Medina, but of the sadness felt by
the people of the whole nation. Fol
lowing is a copy of the letter:
President Woodrow Wilson,
Executive Mansion, ,
Washington. : '
i Medina, O., Aug. 7, 1914
Our beloved President: Impressed to
day, with a deep sense of our nation's
loss, the people ,of .Medina ask me to
extend you their heartfelt sympathy
iii this, the hour of your great be
reavement. We,, of course, cannot fathom the
sorrow whfch is yours to-night, but
we wish you to feel that each indi
vidual member of our. Republic has
been saddened by the loss, and .our
hearts go out to you in silent grief,
in the hope that our common sympa
thies may in some small way help you
to bear the great crisis of your life.
(- May the fact that he life was bo
nobly lived, be ttie'conBolatjon of your
fu$fteV'wi .faf.'ttf O: God, soothe
theifefcittafihe of flur President,, i the
J Ythr respeqtfull. yours, ,y
- . . B. L. Gehman. . ,.
During Chautauqua week, August
5th to 11th, and continuing until
Saturday, August the i 5th, we
offer a
Ten Per Cent Reduction
on all cash sales, in every depart
ment of our big business, excepting
Paint and Painting Materials.
1 No stamps given with the Tien,;
Per Cent Reduction.
Yours For Co-operation.
Chautauqua tickets for sale at our store,
and programs free for the asking. Only
Four Days More in which to secure sea
son tickets at $2.00 ' ' '
"Be Wise Today"
The Chautauqua Is a Thing of
the Past v ..7;vr-";,
'a .
. ,ft Gpne but pleasant, memories are left.
We are here all the time and our Groceries
and Baked goods are of a standard. ; Bound to'
satisfy everyone. fl . r .,.- - .
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When in, call for a card offering a, hall rack,
(value $2.50) for 98c with ' cash orders
amounting to $5.00. ,C ' - ! . ,
. h - Sale Starts Aug. 1 7. .''. ,
Foote and Hartman
X Phone 2047 ! Phone 2047
A hotly eontested game between
Medina and Sterling at the baseball
tournament In Creston last Saturday
resulted in a victory for the Medina
boys in a score of 21 to 14. . ,
Tnere were four games playedt and
all but one of them were hard fought.
The firti amewes between" .Cresiori
and byerton tact after1 jgolng5 "12 ln
nings; resulted In & score of' 7 to 5' In
favor of Overton. Then came the Me-
dina-Sterling game. The. losers, Grea- ;'
ton and Sterling, fought for thjB.tnrs
game in the afternoon and ' Creston., .
won by -a score of .7 to 4, while Over
ton, defeated "Medina for first money
by 6 to J. ; Tne crpwcl, in the norninjr
was small but the afternoon "fclu-n-.
defipe Vas, good. , The prizes went"a j
follows:'' Overtoni!.il5; Medina,. $10: tf
j Creston, $5; Sterling, $2.60.' ;;" ' '

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