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Best Place After All.
'Glad to eee you back," said the
neighbor as you entered the front
yard and told John Ramsay where to
dump your trunk And from the house
across the way. and the one next door,
and all about you came that grateful
salutation, "Glad to see you home
A vacation is a mighty fine thing for
a score of reat-one. It makes the aver
age family more than ever content with 1
home. The old house needs u coat or
paint; weeds have grown up along the
front walk and the grass in the front
yard needs cutting "Mother slipped a
key in the front door lock and let a
Hood of sunshine into the place. She
can hardly wait to dust things.
Sister sits down at the piano and fills
the home with music, and though you J
have traveled far and wide and heard
performers and great orchestras, there
is a something about the surroundings
that makes this seem best of all.
There is the eaEy chair. It, has been
waiting for weeks for a tired man, and
on the table are heaped books and mag
azines, full from cover to cover with in
terest and mental recreation.
Outsidr, the children are chattering
with the neighborhood colony, telling of j
the wonders they have seen and the
weeks of fur. that havn been theirs
There has been enough material gath
ered in these play days to enliven many
long eveninns this winter.
Yes, the best part of the summer va
cation, is coming home.
Mrs George Meyer, is visiting in
White Cloud, Kansas, this week.
Miss Hortense Dungan went to
Mound City Thursday to spend the day
with Miss Boda Puller.
Miss Dorothea Thomas has accept
ed a position as teacher of the 7ih grade
in the schools at Marceline, Mo., which
began Monday of this week.
The apportionment of the school
moneys has been made by County Clerk
Zeller, and it will be found on the third
page of this issue.
Our Dunkard friends are holding a
series of meetings at the Bethlehem
church in Hickory township, and will
continue indefinitely. Rev. Hardy, of j
Kansas City, is conducting the meeting, j
and they are increasing in both interest j
and attendance. r
Married, at the home of the bride's I
in the Highland district, on Tuesdaj-,
September 8th, by Rev. T. D. Roberts, of
the Presbyterian church of New Point,
Mr. Earl Conway, of Garden City, Mo.,
and Miss Alma Strickler, of the High
land district. They are a splendid couple
and we wish them a long, useful life.
We acknowledge a most delightful
call from J. W. Kuhn, one of the sub
stantial farmers of Hickory township,
and the Lincoln district, and now owner
of the former Charley Cowan farm. Mr.
Kuhn has been a resident of our county
since 1S73, when he came here from
Caldwell countv and located in the
Squaw Creek district, working for Peter j
Whitmer, who is now deceased. lie isa
native of Franklin county, Pennsylvania,
and was born in 1S19. He married Susan,
daughter of Samuel Glick, and have
seven children living; Anna, now Mrs.
Ed. Foster, Roy C, in northern Holt; I
Floyd S., George E., (Clyde and Claude,)
the twins, and IvaDell, all at home. It
is an interesting, devoted Christian fam
ily, of the Dunkard faith, and in such
people, the whole social fabric of a coun
ty is always benefitted. May Mr. and
Mrs. Kuhn, and his interesting family
live long to enjoy the many blessings
that Iconic from Him who doeth all
things well.
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Gets the Reward.
The board of supervisors of Gage
county, Nebraska, on Friday last,
allowed the claim of Sheriff McNulty,
our Sheriff, for the 8500 reward offered
last fall by the county for the capture of
R. Mead Shumway, now under sentence
to hang for the murder of Mrs. Sarah
Shumwav whs charged with kiilingMrs.
Martin at her home near Beatrice Neb ,
September 3 of last year while her hus
band hud gone to the primary election
to vote. For two months the murderer
eluded the officers in this scute and in
Kansas. He was captured once at Sen
eca. Kansas, but succeeded in making
his escape. He was finally taken into
custody by Sheriff McNulty near this
city, where he was working on a farm.
The total amount of reward money re
ceived by McNulty was 81,800.
A Deficiency Now Sure.
It is becoming more and more evident
that the threatened deficiancy in meet
ing the revenue apppropriations made by
the recent session of the General Assem
bly cannot bo averted, and that this de
ficiency will exceed 81,200,000, the
amount at which it was estimated by
State Auditor Wilder when he warned
the Assembly of the breakers ahead.
Instead of giving heed to his admoni
tions, he was charged with sounding a
false alarm, and they continued to make
Later, however, our Governor was
finally impressed with the soundness of
the position taken by the State Auditor,
and conditionally held up 8700,000 of
these revenue appropriations, and 85C0,
0j0 for the good roads fund.
It was then thought that the receipts
of the state would be sufficiently large to
enable it to meet all theother appropria
tions, leaving the deficiency but 81,200,
0G0, composed of the two items men
tioned. However, this will not be the
case. The State's revenue for July,1907,
was. 8318,809.45, us against 8291,732,G6
for July, 1908, a shortage of S27.07G.79,
and for the month of August, 1907, the
receipts were 8281,093 90, as against
8203,963.52 for August, 1908, a shortage
of 875,735 38, and a total shortage in the
two months alone of 8102,812.17.
There is little probability that the
state's revenues the remaining four
months of the last half of 1903 will show
an increase over the last half of 1907,
and in the amount that they fall short
will the amount of the deficiency be in
creased. Originally, the amount held
up by the governor was 8SO0.O0O, but
8100,000 of this was later released, and
most of it has been drawu from the
treasury, else the deficiency would have
been reduced by that sum. There would,
however, have been no deficiency at
all, but more likely a handsome surplus,
had the warning of Auditor Wilder been
heeded. The Democratic legislature
which disregarded the caution of this
Republican official, laughing at his esti
mates as a bugaboo, is wholly responsi
ble for existing conditions.
Frank Graham celebrated Labor
Day in St. Joseph.
Van "Winkle's Hound City Circular
Is Given a Complete Dissection.
The Mound City Capital Kemovers
arengn;n out with a VauWinkle circular,
th.t wfta evidently prepared by some
Kid. for i : is bo r diculously absurd in
very statement made.
Fiust: - 'A new Court Hou-e will have to
be lmilt in Holt county within the next few
Wil it? Then why r.Jt wait till it :s
j(ed-u? It is a well known fact that no
one ever thought of crying "a new
Court House is needed" until the Capi
tal Removers of Mound City set up the
cry, for tbrir own selfish purposes. It is
a substantial stru- ture, and ample for
all needs for years to come The litiga
tion of Ilo-t counu is iimoug the very
lightes-- of the 23 counties of like
size in the st-.te. For the past
five i ears, ending December. 19U7,
there was only an average of 26 com
mitments, with an average of 20 days
to ench commitment
'It is .ibvious that it can he built much
elieaperlin Mound City, as it would save
fretjrhtiiijr the material by wagon over the
hills three miles, beside tearing down and re
moving the debris of the old building."
It cannot possibly be built cheaper in
Mound City. Oregon will have a good,
substantial railroad, as good in every de
tail as Mound City's road, backed by
such men as C. D. Zook, Albert Roecker,
Daniel Zachman, W. II. Richards, T. C.
Dungan, Jus. F. Bucher.Lewis I. Moore,
B. F Morgan, Jacob Bucher, Henry
Cook, W. A. S. Derr, A. H. Bailey, Chas.
An6elment and many others, by the time
the snow flies.
"Second: "The desirability of a more cen
tral location, which is too apparent to need
Why try to hoodwink the people by
saying "central location is necessary?"
It is not. Mound City is as far from the
north line as Oregon is from the south
line. She is G) miles from the geo.
grapical center, and Oregon but 8
miles. One third more people are served
by rural mail from Oregon, than Mound
City. A more central location is not
needed, because better railroad facilities
cannot be had by the proposed removal.
It is a will known fact, that Forest City
has the best railroad facilities in the
county, and hence the easier of access.
Would the authors of this great circular,
argue that because Mound City is nearer
the geographical center, her location as
a county seat would be better than For
est City; it is a known fact she is the
most accessible of any town in the Platte
Purchase, except St. Joseph. Second to
Forest City, in accessibility is Oregon,
for Ehe has direct connection with 12
passenger trains daily.
Third The circular estimates the
cost of a new court house at 878,000.
Any child knows there will have to be a
jail too, and most any body knows with
the present price of material, that it
could notbedonefor87S,000. Itisourcon
scientious opinion with the cost of labor
and material at the present time, a new
court houso and jail would cost, not less
than 8125,000, and taking into consider
ation that the bonds will run for 20
years, it will be interest added, at least
8200,000, that the county will pay for
tb.19 luxury; "of chairs and seats for the
weary" that come to their town to trade
and build up the town, and Mound City
will only have to pay one-sixteenth of
the cost.
Now this 8200,000 is iyz per C3nt on
88,000,000 taxation, and when a man who
owob 1G0 acres, and under the late State
Board of Equalization is about 81,000, or
exactly 8100. Does that look like "85 33
each year" for three years as stated by
this ciroular It really is 85 a year for 20
years or 820 a year for five years, or
833 33 a ear for three years.
There is today in force in Holt county
mortgage indebtedness equal to 810 per
acre on every acre of land in Holt coun
ty, whether improved or unimproved.
Why put an additional mortgage upon
these lands, when the occasion is an ab
solutely useless one absolutely no
necessity, for the present court house is
ample for all needs.
The circular states that the town lots
and personal property "A'ould pay one
half the amount" the truth is, the
town lots and personal property would
only have to pay one-fifth In plain fig
ures, the total valuation of town lots and
personal is 81,5S2,2S0; the farmers would
have to pay on 80,500,000. The farmers
of Forest township on basis of percapita
valuations would have to pay on land
valuations 810 more, and on personal
valuations 853 more than Mound City.
Union township farmers on their lands
S1G3 per capita more than Mound
City. Minton township farmers on
their lands 8150 more than Mound
City. Bigelow nearly 8300 per capita on
land values and 818 on personal values
in exceBs of Mound City. Lincoln town
ship 8123 on personal and 8153 on
land more than Mound City. Clay, 8359
on lands and 8S9 on personal, more than
would Mnund City. H cltory wouhl pur
up 8415 on lands to Mound Cit's reals
owners 8161. and 8162 to Moun.i City's
893 on personal vtln'
This circular ? y "Mr.und City will
donate." They ae able i eihap-; to stand
alone and do i bu' why .10 't if the
people vote the cou't hou-ie to them?
The Holt countv people will th- n be
tied up. their conn seat will b I ca
ted. at,d Mound C ty will not bo ieira K
bound io pay there will be no contrac
to bi'd them; they will be free, and In iv
made 'suly a promise that they are not
legally bound to fulfill.
When iu:n c-msidr their wn per
sonal outlay wh-n yoing to c urt they
will find it less, much less, than the out
lay and inconvenience of moving the
court house very few could dri' e, or 'f
thy could, they would not care to drive
to the county seat and back the same
day. ar.d when they do no! o0 back the:
same da, the keep of a u-um will more
than balance the extra cost of railroad
"Then again the savins in the mileage of
witness and jury fees want lo be taken into
The difference would b- from BL'elow
to Oregon as to Clay, Union, Liberty.
Bigelow and Benton, while the proposed
change would incre -.se the cost by jurors
and witnesses going from Forbes, Lewis,
Forest, Nodaway and Hickory, while
their individual expense a-jcount would
bo double what it is under present con
ditions. The juror or witness from
Forbes if discharged after dinner would
have to stay until the following morning
to reach his home by rail.
In fact the great bugbear in this
whole thing that Mound City cannot
answer is the utter uaelessness of it
Should the capital of the United States
be moved to Missouri? And who is so
dumb as not to know that if the state
capital was at St. Louis or Kansas City,
instead of Jefferson City, that it would
be handier for the whole people of the
state. Central location does not amount
to anything only to those who want hd
expensive job put on the county, and no
return to the county as a whole.
One thing must not be lost sight of,
that Mound City will not try to move
the court house for the benefit of the
county aB a whole, but merely for the
benefit of Mound City, and nobody was
clamoring for a new court house. If
sincere in her pretentions in advocating
a removal for the best interests of the
whole people, why not take down the
petition, and first submit the proposition
for bonding the county for a new court
house, and then let the people vote as to
where it shall be located?
It seems to us that Mound City has
adopted Napoleon's famous wail at
Waterloo, "Save himself who can."
Our Schools.
The people of Holt county are justly
proud of their schools. They should be,
for the report of the vanousclerksehows
that Holt county schools stand at the
top of the system in Missouri. Holt
county people realize that parsimony
toward education means liberality to
ward crime.
Give the boys and girls plenty of the
best literature aud put the school build
ings in first class shape, make all the
surroundings attractive and you will de
velop the best traits in the pupil's
character. Don't be content with con
ditions as they are, make them better.
Some ways in which the conditions
may be improved:
First: The Director's part It is the
duty of the Board of Directors to pro
vide all things necessary, build up the
library, furnish maps, charts, plenty of
material for use of teacher and pupils.
Have the school house kept neat and
and clean, well heated, lighted and
ventilated. Visit the school, see
that the janitor complies with
the instructions of the Board. Spend
what money is needed to give your chil
dren the best in the land.
Second: The Teacher's part The
teacher should use a definite course of
study, grade the school, teach the eight
grades and teach them well, inspire the
pupil to complete the eighth grade and
attend Rural JGraduating Exercises
next spring and get High School En
trance Certificate. Don't scold and nag:
be kiud, but firm. Show the pupil an
ideal, have him work for it, help him at
tain toward it.
If you receive 8-10 per month, teach a
850 school. Development comes from
within, if you want more money next
year, earn more than you get this year.
Third: The Parent's part -Send the
children on time, speak well of the
teacher, visit tho school, encourage edu
cation, see that your school is among
the best.J
Consult the teacher when things go
wrong; if your boy does not get good
grades, visit the class and see who is to
Let us all co operate and make this
the best school year of the best school
county in the state.
Geo. W. Reavis,
County School Commissioner.
We are more than pleased simply delighted to announce to our readers, that
Assistaut Attorney General John Kenuish has yielded to his friends, and has filed
his announcement of his candidacj for the United States Senate.
Many of the most prominent Republicans of our state have been solici'ing Mr
Kennish to enter the race, and not until the conference of prominent leaders a
week ago, failing to agree upon Mr. John C. McKinley, and the opposition to Mr.
R. C Kerens, did Mr Kennish yield to these solicitations.
Kennish is the sixth to announce his candidacy. The others are David W.
Hill, John C. McKinley, R. C Kerens, Joe Black and Chauncey I. Filley.
Mr. Kennish was the candidate for supreme judge against Judge Woodson in
in 1906 and was beaten by only 9,000 votes. He was solicited to run for attorney
general, but decliued to get in that race.
Mr Kennish being from Holt county ,and being of Senatorial Calibre, it affords
The Sentinel pleasure to announce his candidacy. We need snch men as John
Kennish and William Warner in the Uni''d States Senate.
August Weather.
Augusta, Georgia, suffered severely
from a flood, on the 26:b, that damaged
the city and surrounding country many
millions of dollars.
Jack frost appeared in northern Iowa
and parts of Minnesota, North Dakota
and northern Wisconsin, on the 23d.
At Davenport, Nebraska on the 9th
after a heavy rain, the ground was cov
ered with little frogs.
The month here has been unusually
wet and the temperature some four de
grees below the normal, and the rainfall
250 inches greater than the normal, and
1.71 inches above the normal in 1907;
hence August for the past two years bus
been unusually wet.
On the 26th, the southern part of Clay
township was visited with a heavy wind
storm that damaged the growing corn
greatly and greatly injured the fruit It
was accompanied by a severe electrical
storm, and the barn of Harry Robinson
and a large quantity of grain and hay
were destroy ett by the lightning Peter
Fryman, in Nodaway township, also lost
a barn by lightning. The rain fall in
the northeastern part of the county was
reported at five inches, while in this lo
cality the rainfall was 2 50 inches.
On August 30th, 1907, Clay township
suffered by a severe hail storm. The
heaviest rain ever reported in the north
east part of the county was in 1S93,
when 7 inches fell on the 13th and
11th of August, while in 1907 on the
15th, 230 inches of rain fell in this lo
cality. We had no frost during the month;
but wo have had August frosts; these
were iu 1855, 1863, and in 1906.
The hottest days of the month for 190S
was 93 degrees on the 3d and 5th; on the
2nd, in 1862, it was 108, and on the 11th
in 1874, it was 107. The normal temper
ature for August is 76; for the month
just passed the mean was 72. The cool
est day of the month was 52 degrees or.
the 20th.
At this station tho extremes for the
month of August, 1908, have been:
2. 92 8 55
3 93 20 52
4 92 21 51
5 93 23 51
1G 91 24 55
Mean maximum, S3.
Mean Minimum, 51.
Mean, 72.
The rainfall for the month was G.G3
inches; greatest in 21 hours,-was 2 50
inches on the 20th.
The South Methodist Appointments.
The South Methodist Conforenc re
cently held at Hannibal, made the fol
lowing appointments for this section:
Rev. C. H. Werner, who has been in
charge of the St. Joseph Centenary
church, has been sent to Forest City.
He has a family. Tarkio chapel has
been added to the Forest City charge.
Rev. L. M. Aldridge, formerly located
at Ravenwood, has been sent to the
Craig charge, and Corning and Pleasant
Valley charges added to Craig.
When a man hits his "affinity" with
an ax or a stovelid it seems safe to guess
that he is coming out of it.
Trouble Begins.
Our public school opened Monday,
with everyib.ii g in favor of a successful
The little girls, with hair neatly
braided and hanging down their backs,
w re ha our streets early, hurrying
toward the school building, eager for
lessons to begin. The little lads Ugged
along liuipint; on an imaginary sore foot
or hoping they might be spized with
some violent pain as an excuse for ab
sence the first day; yet dreading the
thought of castor oil or being confined
to bed.
The musiC;.pf tLe old bell set the pend
uhioi of Djomg-s.'iugi: gin the mind of
the wiiter. It covered an expanse of
ye.irs ai d awekentd thoughts of other
days when he too ai.swerrd i'BSummons.
Doleful enough it sr- rued then, but the
music was there nevertheless It
brought to biti visi. n another crowd of
brght faced hots and girls, many of
whom have now completed life's journey
all of whom have expmonced life's re
spoiibibilhie?. Our public school svatem is the Gib
raltar of our civilization. It is a lesson
which cumes late in iff to most of us,
but there is no densng it K-ep the
boy and girl in school at any cost.
Teaoh them that the public school is
the oren door to a euccessful life. Teach
them to lo .k upon their teachers as
friends and helpers. The parent can do
much to make school life pleasant and
easy. Vou owe it to your child.
Superintendent Tate arrived the lat
ter part of last week, and while we have
not yet met his assistants, we un
dorstund they come with the best of
credentials, and have made a very favor
able impression; they are backed up in
the work by an able aud efficient corps
of teachers.
We bespeak for each and every one of
them, a highly satisfactory and success
ful school year.
The Echool will be in charge of Ernest
Tate, of Columbia, graduate of our State
University, as superintendent.
Miss Lois Welty, of this city, gradu
ate of State University, as principal.
Miss Abrah Cary, of Breckenridge,
graduate or Park College, will have the
science department.
Miss Clerc Hat dinger, of Pattonsburg,
graduate of our State University, will
have charge of the mathematics.
Miss Nell Frye, department 5.
Miss Myrtle Peret, department!.
Miss Maude Alkire, department 3.
JJMiss Julia Kunkel, department 2.
Mrs. G. W. Murphy, primary.
Dorotha Fields of Maryville, will
have charge of the colored Echool.
No game seem3 too small for Col.
Bryan. His itinerary includes Madison
Square Garden, N. V., September 17th,
at whieh time and place he will shoot
his cannon mouth at Debs and hi9 party.
It will be remembered that on the date
named, Deb3 will be on the Pacific Slope.
And now comes President Gompers,
through tho columns of the American
Federations,and charges that the social
ist campaign f and, especially that part
providing for the "Bed Special" railway
train is borne by the capitalists. Lucky
boy, Debs.

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