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State and County Ticket.
The Missouri Republican platform
sounds no uncurtain note In Its dec
laration of the basic principles of Re
publicanism. In the tariff plank Mis
souri Republicans are strongly re
mlndedof thelrancleiit party falth,and
around to the necessity of asserting It
this year against a Democracy which
Is entering a campaign more hopeful
ly than It has entered any since lat
It had the chance of showing what
opposition to the Republican doctrine
of protection can do for the country.
Kver since that showing It has been
in a minority, but now hopes, through
Republican schism, to make the mi
nority a plurality.
"Proud of these prosperous times,
the result of Republican rule," says
the platform, "wo reaffirm our faith
In, and pledge annw our fealty to the
principles and policies of Republican
ism as enunciated in our national and
state platforms."
The Mlxsouri candidates, having
been nominated as the regular Re
publican candidates, and all standing
as exponents of the cardinal Republi
can party doctrine, are standing not
for themselves, but for an idea to
which all- Republicans Ikiv.i always
lohu ('. McKlnley, the nominee for
governor, has many qualities that
.commend him to tin- favor of the peo
ple, having one distinctive quality
I hat has always made him popular
and mutinies him specially for the
high olllce ofCovcruor. He Ishoiicst.
Honest In all he say and hi relations
Ith Ids fellow men What hesaysliu
w III do will lie done. No, given to
boasting or disposed to make a dis
play, he commends himself to Un
people by simply doing what he con
ceives to be his duly as a cltlen and
a public oltlclal, let the result be what
It may. A man of that type Is al
uayssafe and always poweiful.
It is with personal pride that we
mention Hon. John Kennishasthu
party's choice for the supreme bench.
As Assistant Attorney (icncral, with
now Coventor lladluy, he made good
every way, and was recognized by the
bench and bar as one of the safest
and best lawyers who ever occupied
the position, A mauofrolmst health
and strength, with a powerful brain,
iinlct, easy In manner, and well bal
anced, he Is ever ready for the hard
est and most thorough legal work,
and seldom cried in Judgment or
railed in his efforts.
He was reluctant to accept tempo
rary appointment to the supreme
bench,and.et more reluctant to accept
the nomination and become a party
candidate for the two-year term for
which he was named In October, lulu,
anil l)ii log elected to till a vacancy, he
Is now serving on the supreme bench,
most acceptably, and has again dem
onstrated Ills great legal anil menial
We trust he may be elected, as also
his associates, on the state ticket, be
lieving be'will bu a strong addition to
the supreme bench of the state and
will never Ito swerved by political con
siderations or by the Inllueiice of
Our county ticket named, as was
the state ticket, at thu duly author
ised primary, which was participated
in by (U per cent of thu Republican
voters of the county, thus giving that
iiniualllled endorsement of the pri
mary system, and thu majority hav
ing participated In the making of thu
ticket, the minority should abide the
decision and give their hearty sup
port to thu candidates nominated and
see that every man Is elected by hand
some majorities. Thosuchoscn at the
primary were:
For Congress, Claud V. Hickman.
For Representative, William R.
County .ludgu 1st Dint., I'eter If.
County Judge I'd Dist., Isaac I).
Prosecuting Attorney, A. M. Tib-
fa j fli,li J'B'itlll'iTii in Milil lifelilM i" I
Sheriff, Oeo. E. flelvln.
Assessor, Perry W. Ramsay.
Public Administrator, Oeo. W.
County Treasurer, Sebottrn Carson.
Surveyor, John II. Peret.
Coroner, Dr. L. II. Long.
September Weather.
September Has about the sanest
month of 1ft 12 so far as weather was
concerned Pluvlus did not pull off a
freak stunt during Hie entire month.
There were no auroras; no solar halo:
no lunar halos; no hall: no sleet: no
snow: but frost first came on the 18th.
The temperature for thu mouth has
averaged 4 degrees below the normal,
although there were live out of the
tlrst nine days of the month that It
stayed in the UO's. the hottest day be
ing It7 degrees on the 1st, and thecool
est day was XI degrees on the last day
of the month.
On Sept. -'I. lm2. we had a light
snow fall here, and on Hut following
day of that year the temperature went
down lo 12 degrees, freezing the apples
and potatoes good and plenty that
were out of doors.
The heavy killing frosts of Sept. the
.Mill and :snth, with Ice formations. In
jured the latu corn some In many
During the mouth there was a total
of I. mi Inches of rain,' as compared
with 7.U5 Inches In lull. The heavy
fall of 2.5s Inches on the night of the
.'lil, Hooded I he railroad t racks at Forest
City, and water came up lot he mill at
that place.
Snowstorms swept over pint Ions ol
Colorado and Wyoming on the 1 4 1 It:
.Montana on the Dlth and Minnesota,
Dakntas on the IMIh. The extremes
fur September, lull', have been:
. . . ..'!!
r, mi
I in
2ll. .
.'Ill .
Mean maximum, 74.
Mean minimum, 55.
Mean. ill.
September normal, lis:.
Rainfall for the month, t.imjnchcs:
heaviest 24 hour fall, 2.5-t Inches on
thu :id.
Ice on thu 2Uth and :otli.
Light fiost on the 111 h.
From ancient times September has
been celebrated as the month of the
harvest, and has been marked by fes
tivities and general rejoicing. In the
calendar of the ancient Saxons, tills
monlhwascallediieist Mont, or barley
mouth, as the bailey crop, from which
their favorite buveragu was made, was
then liulng gathurcd. Thu Swiss still
call Septemler HerlM Mouat, or har
vest mouth.
September's holidays begin w ith the
observance of Labor day throughout
thu CnltcdSiatesand Canada. Jewish
people throughout the world celebrate
New Year, beginning at sundown on
thu eleventh, which marks thu begin
nlng of I lie year 5U7J. Vom Klppur,
thu Feast of Tabernacles and other
fasts and feasts make the month a
notable one fur the .lews. Ilra.ll cel
ebrates Independence day on the sev
enth, and theCeutral American States
hold similar tlestas a week latur.
Mexican Independence day comes on
thu sixteenth day of the month, and
Chilli en fele two days laler. Thu oc
cupation of Rome, on September 20,
1870, will be remembered as Italy's
national holiday,
Late in .September thu sun enters
the constellation Libra and passes thu
equator In Its southward Journey.
Thlsconst It ul est hcautiimnal equinox,
marking the passing of thu "good old
summer time," and took place this
year on the morning of thu twenty
third. Threudays later them was an
eclipse of the moon, visible through
out the West,
Incidentally it may bu remarked
that thu l.'lth ol September fell on Frl
'day, thu tlrst time thts"hoodoo'' coin
biiiatlou at "Friday, thu l.'lth" has
occurred this year, but will occur for
thu second tlmu on Friday, December
Don't Be A Chump.
The hired man, who is getting 4.,
per mouth and board, and frequently
a horse kept; thu farmer who has been
gutting SO cents for oats and 70 cunts
for corn; from," cents to 10 cents for
beef and pork; has seen his land rlsu
from 5u an acre to lSojthe mechanic
who Is getting from l.'l to 5 per day;
the day laborer who Is gutting 2.5o
per day, aru making a mighty big
mistake when they ask for a change
unless they are getting rich too fast.
Neither the farmer nor ttie work
Ing man wants freu trade in place of
the present conditions of prosperity.
Who does?
' ' -jh lift fS
Who Owns The Sentinel.
On August 24, 11)12, the Congress of
thu I 'tilted States passed an act re
quiring all newspapers to publish a
sworn statement giving the complete
list of their owners, known bondhold
ers, mortgagees, and other security
holders (holding I per cent or more
of the total amount of bonds, mort
gages, or other securities), the editor,
managing editor, business managers
and publisher, and In the case of dally
newspapers a statement as to their
circulation for the six months pre
ceding. Such a statement must be
he made out alto ut the tlrst day of
April and the tlrst day of October,
each year, and a copy sent to thu third
assistant postmaster general at Wash
ington, a copy tiled with the local
postmaster, and a copy printed In the
paper "so the people may know."j
The new law also requires tliat here
after all reading matter that Is paid
for or promised lo be paid for must be
plainly marked "advertisement."
The Sentinel has no particular ob
jection to this law, except for two
things. It Is a curtailment of the
freedom of the press, and, second, It
Is nobody's business. If newspapers
are to tell their circulation, thenames
of their ovners, and all about their
private atfairs, why not require the
grocery stores to exhibit lu their win
dows twice a year a statement of the
iiuintierjof customers they have, and
I lie amount of butter and eggs they
have taken in on exchange fur lhusl
mouths preceding? Why not make
the ladles make atlldavil as to how
mauynew dresses they have haddiirlng
the past summer, and what their fall
hats cost. tlicmY Why not make It
obligatory that politicians tell the
truth, under penalty of being denied
the use of public speechY Why not
compel thu banks to publish a list of
their depositors, and the ainounleach
had on deposit at a given datu twice
yearly, the amount thu bank has on
deposit with its correspondents, and
whether or not they can pay ino cents
on thu dollar on demand. Why not
maku thu old gossips swear to their
statements to prevent lying? These
are needed reforms. The newspapers
don't need reforming. Most of thu
papers believe what they print. The
Interests that are supposed to be back
of them, are llku some peoplu'8 millions
they exist in the Imagination mainly,
and the revelations thai aru expected
to be made after thu Mrs! of October
are going to be a disappointment.
There aru two of us who own The
Sentinel, and their names are: D. P.
Dobyns and Tom Curry. Iloth live in
Oregon, thu former for thirty-six
years and thu latter for over II fly
years. They are both practical printers,
anil both try to behave themselves
most of the tlmu. There aru no
mortgages on The Sentinel: there are
no stockholders: there aru no other
owners than these two, II Is not for
sale unless you havu the price: it en
Joys a good business: has a gilt edge
circulation: It Is a tlrst class adver
tising medium, and thu fact Is well
Now we havu made our atlldavil to
thu foregoing facts, and If thu Hon.
I. O. Department has Inadvertently
omltted anything more it. desires to
butt into we leg Mr. Iliitliiiski lo at
once forward his supplemental sheet
of quest Inns, and wu will accomodate
Now, wu havu told you all about
our business, anil hope you are sat Islled.
Wu shall expect every Inslness man
In Oregon to make a statement con
cerning his business, and advertise I
at his own expense, the notary fee to
bo paid out. of cigar money not fur
nished by thu postal department at
Washington, somewhere in thu east.
Supt. Rock's Report.
County Superintendent Karl Rock
has completed his annual report,
which he has forwarded to the statu
supuiliiteiident. Thu report Is for
thu year ending June :tu, 1U12. Hu
Thu enumeration was 4,o')2, and thu
enrollment :i,ii5'.i.
The total days' attendance, by all
thu pupils was 451,. Ill) and the aver
age, dally attendance was ;in..VJ; thu
average length of school term was
I .V.1 J days
There are 77 school houses lu thu
county, with 122 school rooms, and
thu sealing capacity of these Is I .Wild,
which is 710 greater than the enum
eration and 1,177 greater than the en
rollment. There were 1U5 graduates from thu
common school course, (Ml of whom
wuro femalus. There were 74 High
school graduates; 41 weru females.
Wu havu a total of 121 teachers In
thu county, 24 males and U7 females,
and their average monthly salary Is
.h,o. -average lor mates, taj.w; to
males, 4.WI.
The estimated value of the school
property Is 177,4,,A and the school
equipment Is valued at 127.72:1.
The assessed value of the taxable
property Is i,44.'l,255, and the average
school levy Is All cents per luo valua
The total receipts on account of
schools, including a balance of '.11,177
on hand, July 1. lull, was H2,lo,
and the expenditures 77..VJ, leaving
a balance on hand, July 1, 1012, of
125.110 -an average expenditure f
21.19 per pupil on basis of enroll
The report Is a very comprehensive
one, kiid reflects credit on Mr. Rock's
efficient work lu the cause of educa
In Realty Circles.
Whether It was the extreme heat lu
the early part of the mouth, maturing
the corn, or the boost In prices for
cattle and all farm products that
caused activity In the real estate
market, It Is evident that September,
1UI2, experienced a lively movement
lu all kinds of Holt county dirt. As
compared with the sales of lull, Sep-tcmls-r
1.112, shows an Increase of
oo,(hi, and an increase of tin.oon In
the value of releases. There were
several transactions diirluglhe mouth
that involved t-ViDNi orover. You can
lose a gold dollar out of a III tie hole
In your pocket, but you can't lose
Holt county farms that way. and they
are Just as good as the minted money
any time. The farms are selling at a
still llguie, aiuonuMhehlgs.ilesdiirliig
the month was that of T. C. Diuigaii
lo Krncst Oppeiilaiuler. Il5acres, Just
east of ( iiegon, at !5u per acre. Mr.
O. does not take possession, however,
until the coming spring.
During September the warranty
transactions totalled tll7.IHl, aver
aging l.27i for each transaction. In
lull the total value f the warranties
was s,.'h)s.
For the nine months of liil2, the
total warranty deals amounted lo
l,:il7,oii.l, and for the same period in
lull, they amounted lo l,5n7.s7l-a
decrease of tl7n.'il I as compared with
a year ago.
The transactions for I he mouth in
vol; Ing 5,unn or over were the follow
ing: Andy llurrler lo James Jack
sou, su se in. mi. lis ,"i,INKI
Mary K. Craig toSlclla Taylor,
lots 2, :i.swnw: III ft RofW,
nw nw l.'l, .Vi. U7
Mary K Dunham el al lo It F
Judy, w hf nw .'15. su su 2ii,
u:i :i!
Ceo II Heatherliigtoii to WIN
lard I' Meyer, sw I. ill, :is
ex w .Vi ft
.limit Krusort o.Mac II Walrath
o hf sw u hf su nw :i2 U2.",!i. . lli,2oi)
.Ino R Kriisor in T llSnulsky,
e mi acres s I nu I, ill. lu
Sarah J. Thomas to Win D
Yous: nw nw nc2S, U2, :h....
.Ino W Wise lo WS Thomson,
lie se w hf sw e R R .'HI, ill,
;i'.i. I4i).s5a
Win D YoustoSarah.l Thomas,
1 4, b II, Mound City
Win O Yous to .Ino It Thom
son, nw, nw ne 2S, 112, .'in
I i, noil
The Tie That Binds.
Recorder lllbturd Issued thu follow
ing marriage licenses dining the
month of September:
Untuning, Ray, and Mahlel Host.
wick, of Craig, September I, by Rev.
Thomas J. Puckctt.
Dibble, Louis N.,Sprluglleld,Mass
and Moll lo L, Fuller, of Mound City,
Sept umber I, by Rev. W. II. Knyeart.
Kdwards, Monroe, anil Blanche Dil
lon, of Oregon, by Klder II. II. Daw
son, September 22.
I'leener, Lester, and lleiilah Davis,
of Mound City, September 12, by .la
cob King, J. P.
(ialloway, Fra.lur, and Mayiuie
Hart, of Mound City, September 14,
by Rev. Clark W. Comstock,
Henderson, Claude I!., and Hazel Y.
Kdwards, of Oregon, September 2u, by
Klder W. II. Ilardmau.
Lease, Charles M,, and LuuiseSick
maun, of lllgelow, September 14.
Lawrence, Howard (.'., and Cath
arine Cluvenger, of Holt county, by
llev. Rev. .1. M. Carl, September 17.
Nute, ('has. W. Jr., of Malt land,
and Cornelia L. Ilaker, of llrooklield,
September H, by Jacob King, .1. P.
Ousley, John II., and Armuthla
Cochran, of Unit county, September
11, by W. A. Drowning, J. p.
Stewart, Chas. D., of Fortcscue,
and Martha Foster, of Forest City,
September 7, by Jacob King, .1. P.
SmlUi, A. 0., and Clara Wagoner,
of lilgelow, September 2U, by Jacob
King, J. P.
Yessar, Marion P., of Amazonia,
and Dora Hollenbeck. of Forest City,
September 11, by J. II. Wilson, J. P.
The mlllsarebusyandworklngmcn
are employed on full time. Do you
want to change these conditions?
:mxu... iifet. .i.'..-. - jLk .i viU" ...
Advice to Young Men.
The late John Hay once wrote an
eloquent argument giving the reasons
why young men should vote thu Re
publican ticket. We reproduce It,
and ask not only llieyoungmenbiit the
old onus to read It, and then make
up their mind to cast their ballot for
the entire Republican ticket:
"I .want to say a word to the young
man whose political life Is Just begin
ning. Anyone entering business
would be glad of the chance to be
come one of an established linn with
years f success behind It. Kvery-
thing great done by tuls country In
the last llfty years has been done un
der the auspices of the Republican
party. Is not this a priceless asset?
"Lincoln and (irant, Hayes and Car
Held, Harrison and McKlnley names
secure In thu heaven of fame -they
are all gone, leaving small estates In
worldly goods, hut what vast posses
sions In principles, memories, sacred
associations'. It Is a start In life to
share that wealth. Hut what young
man would not rather belong to the
party that does things, Instead of one
that opposes them: to the parly that
looks up, rather than down: to the
party of the dawn, rather than of the
"For llfty yi-ais thu Republican
party has believed hi the country and
labored for It lu hope and Joy: has
reverenced the Mag and followed It.
Has carried It under strange skies
and planted II uu far receding hori
zons. Has seen the nation grow
gieater every year and mure respect
ed. Has seen the country extend lis
Intercourse and Its lulluence to re
gions unknown to our fathers.
"Yet it has never abated one Jot or
tltlu of the ancient law Imposed on us
by (lod-fearlug ancestors. The con
stitution of our fathers has been the
light lo our feet. Our path Is, and
everwlll remain, that of ordered pro
gress, of liberty under the law, Hut
wu are not daunted by progress. We
aie not afraid of the light! The fab
ric our fathers hullded will stand all
shocks of fate or fort line. While
there will always bu pleasure in look
lug back on the history they made,
thu coming generation has the right
to anticipate work not less Important.
"We who are passing off thu stagu
bid you, as the children of Israel en
camping by the sea were hidden, logo
forward. We whose hands can no
longer hold the llamlng torch, pass It
on to you, that Its clear light may
show the truth to I he ages thatareto
Seu that your ballot on the 5th of
November reads:
For President, Win. II. Taft.
For (inventor, John C. McKlnley,
For Supreme Judge, John Keiinlsh.
For Congiess, Claud Y. Hickman.
For Representative, Win. It. Swope.
For County Judge. 1st Dist., Peter
II. Raler.
For County Judge 2d Dist., Isaac
D. Painter.
For Prosecuting Attorney. A. M
For Sheriff, Ceo. II. (lelvln.
For Assessor, Perry W. Ramsay.
For Public Administrator, C.
For Surveyor, John II. Peret.
For Coroner, Dr. L. II. Long.
They Are Passing.
Hannah K. Oilltl, the willow id
Thomas K. Oilltl, died al her home ill
St.TJoseph, Friday last. October Ith,
!U2, In her early day sbu resided at
Finest City and Foibcs, being the
daiiuhter of William llerron. one of
the pioneers of the county. Her sister!
married Usq. Carter, of Forbes, and Is
the only survivor of the family. Her
father was a makerorspliiulug wheels
In thu early days, and later I he family
removed to Forbes, and engaged in
the ineicant He business with V D.
Taylor, and sold goods when the rail
road was being built. Afterwards
Ceo. Meyer, now of Oregon, became a
member of the llrm, and It was known
. now.,,,.
as llerron, Taylor Meyer. Thu linn
dissolved and Mr. llerron and Levi
established a mercantile
The Single Tax.
Here is thu Single Tax proposition
boiled down: "So much taxes must
bu raised eachyear. If they aru raised
on all classes of property each class
will havu to pay so much. If you drop
out any one class, the classes that re
main will havu to pay more. Thu
class of property is the divisor, thu
amount of taxes to hu raised Is thu
dividend; If you decrease your divisor
you Increase your qiiuilunt. If you
take personal property out of your
divisor, you nearly double your quo
tient, thu amount you have to pay.
When personal property is exempted
from taxation as proposed by thu single
tax, the property thatlsleft, franchises
and real estate, will have to bear the
burden now borne by personal prop
erty. No amount of sophistry can get
around this fact. You can't raise
yourself by your bootstraps and you
can't make real estate carry Its present
load of taxation and the added burden
that Is now born by personal property
without raising taxes on real estate.
Don't let the single taxers sting you
for a sucker. When all the taxes are
raised on real estate that are now
raised on real real estate and personal
property, the merest novice can readily
see the result." Chllllcot he Times.
Our Business Interests.
County Clerk Xcller has completed
his compilation of the Merchants' tax
Iwok for the year 1IH2, and from It wo
learn the merchants and manufactur
ers carry stock valued al t25!i,2!Ki,upon
which they pay a stale lax of miand
county tax of f t.uui.Xl. The value ol
the slocks carried by (he merchants
of the various towns of the county Is
as follows:
lllgelow $ j,.vm
lllg Lake inn
Coming (i.nsii
Clay Center
For lies
Forest City
Mound City
Mall land
New Point
( hegiin
.... .'I7.U2U
... 7.IIM
.. . IP. 720
.... S.7IHI
.... n:i.i2i
.... :i!i,5in
.... II.I5U
.... I.INHI
.... I.'l.llsil
. ... uoo
. . . . 22.UIU
Tariff and Farm Products.
Hut ween ls'.i:i ami M17, when Hie
Democrats were In power, farm prod
ucts reached the lowest prices for
years, according to aiitheulc llgures
from thu I'. S. bureau of labor. Thu
dllference between the prices lu IS!I
ami lull Is show 11 by the following ta
ble: IS'.HI.
. .'it
. .5o
. .mr
. ..'HI
. .117 :mii
J. 221
Corn, bu
Wheat, bit
Oats, bu
Hurley, hu
Potatoes, bu
Col Ion, lb
Timothy, hay, per
tin H..V, LM.'til
Choice extra steers,
per inn 1b fl.lu s.2d
(illOll llOgs, )(.T Ion
lbs ;i.22 u.:il
Hotter, per II IHj .:it
Fresh eggs, per do.. .2.1! 17
These prices show a phenomenal In
crease In the prices of farm products
between the dales mentioned. Thu
advance hi percent ace was as follows:
Corn 200, wheat 117, cotton 2S, oats
Hlil, rye I;i7, barley .'los, timothy hay
His, hops 2sil, potatoes 2S2, flaxseed
III), good cattle 02. good hogs on, dairy
ImtterHU and eggstKi. In the light or
these autheiit Ic llgures, can any farm
er doubt thebiitiellls even the neces
sity -of a protective tariff to maku
certain of a good market for farm
product sy
Some Republican Facts.
Ilusltiess ueter heller.
Wages never higher.
Factories running full time.
Railroads crowded with traffic.
Labor In demand, .
Hank deposits Increasing.
Kverybndy busy and hopeful.
(t)tiall will he plentiful this season
and the hunting will he great along
about November 1 when the open
season for Hob Whites begins, That.
Is I ho homing would he great If thu
farmers would let you hunt, hut thu
word Is spreading about pretty gen
erally Ihal the farmers are not doing
Just that. They are say lug come right
.. ...I (.ill ..,1 .1 1....... t
,', " "
-"'Karoos and hart beestes you want.
10,11111 nun 1 kiii me quan, Hie nine
quail that eat our hugs, and such, and
havu a merry little call that pleases
vury much.
-Two hearts were made especially
I happy last Siindoy, Octoberiltli, when
1 Miss MarJIe llcndrix, of thlscity, and
Mr. dcorge Moore, of Craig, called at
thu home of Klder II. II. Dawbon, and
on presentation of the necessary cre
dentials, thu Klder said thu words
that, made t hem husband and wifu.
Thu bride has grown from young girl
hood here, attended our schools, and
has made many young friends who
will bu glad to know of her wedding,
and will wish Iter u lung, sweet life.
Mr. Mooru is a splendid young man,
and has been looking after thu RIITe
& Wlckiser apple business here, ami
seems to bu an Industrious, reliable
young many, every way. The Sentinel
wishes them a long and useful life.

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