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   Orrville Courier Crescent (Newspaper) - November 18, 1913, Orrville, Ohio                                 The Coarlcr-Crcscent is tue Best way to reach ALL the people in or near Orrvilie.  _T ITWKE-JMMQK  VOL. XI—No. 26.  ORRVILLE, OHIO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18,1913.  < • ■  3 Cents a Copy,  SCHOOL SURVEY DAY OBSERVED  In Befitting Manner at the High School and Town Hall.  Afternoon Session Brings Many to the Schoolhouse—Hall is Crowded at Night.  DEATH OF MRS. ULRICH  IN INDIANA HOME  Relatives From Here Attend Funeral at Bethel Sunday  MtS. Rebecca Ulrich died at the home of her son, John Alderfer, south of Bethel, Thursday morning about 5 o'clock, following several months sickness during which time she suffered three strokes of paraly-The town hall auditorium was sis. During this time she was fairly well occupied on Friday very patient, bearing her afflictions  niigh/t when citizens gathered to olb-eerve School Survey Day in compliance with the proclamation issued I>y ¡.lie Governor w Ohio. Prof. Borden, in announcing the opening, spoke of the successful meeting ait the High School In the attemoom which was also well afcbertded. The chairman then introduced Mayor Willaman, who was pleased to see ao many present on this occasion. The Mayor concluded by reading the Governor's proclamation as issued on Oct. 25ith to the superintendents, principals and teachers oi Ohio. The program further consisted of violin solo by Piemom Banr croit with Miss Flora Kinney accompanist; piano duet, Misses Anna McCarthy and Genevieve Wood. Short talks by Rev. H. C. Blosser, Dr. Irviu, and B. B. Clark, president of Board of Education; piano "trio by Misses-, Flora- Kininey, Nellie Winkler and Carrol Gaver were liberally applauded.  Prof. Dickason, of the Wooster University, who needs vary liititle Initnoductlom to Oriville people, was the principal speaker of tiho evening. Prof. Dickason outlined the work as intended should be brought abouit as the result of the School Survey Day gatherings over the state of Ohio. "The thought should turn back to the little country school house," said the well known educator. Prof. Dickason strongly eulogized former superintendent, A. H. Btlrag and the present incumbent, Prof. W. W. Borden and their instructors for, efficiency in conducting the public school. "We get better results at the University from Qnrvllle scholars than we do from tihie" cities where iit coats three /times as much to bring them to the college point," said he.  The new Constitution iprovides that "provision shall be made by l^Jw for the organization, adiminis-fcratiom and control of the public school system of the State supported by public funds, " etc. In the Governor's message to the General Assembly at its first session, following the adoption of the new Constitution, the suggestion was made that a survey precede legislative enactment on the subject. The opinion was expressed that there were disorder and incongruity - in our preseaiit archaic school structure, and that it would be useless to attempt to make laws intelligently and efficiently without first having the most comprehensive appreciation of the conditions exisbeiht  The Legislature acted promptly and effectively and a commission of three was appointed to undertake! the work of survey. The proclamation called for a light in every school house in Ohio on it/he 14ith -at wihich time delegates from every school should be chosen to attend the Educational Congress ait Columbus Dec. 5-6. The policy grew out of the apparent need of a thorough awakening in the jwal communities. In his proclamation. Governor Oox says:  "While the report of the survey has not been officially submitted I am sufficiently familiar with the work to toniow that conditions within the State are woefully lacking in the modern elements of educational and community life.. There seams no question but what the trend from the country to the cities is due in considerable part to the decline of the rural school system. Let it he understood that this is no reflection on the citizens of the farm communities. The normal evolutions of civilization have brought social changes which the local county, township and school subdivisions could not adjust them-"selves to Hinder the statutory anid constitutional provisions of the past."  E. E. Clark, president 'of the local Board of Education, announced tihat at least one delegate should be chosen to attend the Columbus meeting to formulate plans to present to the coming legislature. P.rof. Borden was nominated and unanimously elected by the audience. It was suggested that Orrvilie was entitled to at least, two dele-- gates whereupon the name of President Clark was suggested; he, too, was' supported by all present.  with fortitude. The funeral services were held at Bgthel last Sunday morning. Rev. Hogan, of Iniwood, having them in charge, and the re-meains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining.  Rebecca Swigart was bom in Lancaster county, Pa., May 7, 1831, and departed this life on Nov. 6th, 1913, at the advanced age of 82 years, 5 months and 29 days. When but a child, she with the family moved to Ohio, where she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to Wm. McAfee and to this union seven children were born: Mrs. Eliza J. Arich, Sabetha, Kans.; Mrs. Barbara Brown, Onrvillfc; John, of Orrvilie; Jaimes, of Tippecanoe, Ind.; Saimuel, of Bourbon, Ind.; Elmer, of Argos, Ind.;'' and MaTy Ellen, who died in infancy: When the little family was still tender in years death olalmcd the father an,d left the young widowed mother to fight life's battles  THREE KILLED IN PENNSY WRECK  Passenger Engine Leaves Rails and Jumps Into Ditch.  Freight Train Rushes by and Kills Two Men Standing in Its Path.  The derailing of the engine on tho Pennsylvania lines coat the lives of three men, and resulted in injuries to four others, fiesides tuOise .oiver a hundred passengers' on the train were severely shaken up, and many sustained slight huirts. Passengers screamed  SOCIAL NOTES  Will Entertain  The It. A. to the O. R. C. will entertain a party of ladies consisting of nearly twenty, belonging to the auxiliary of Pittsburg, Friday evening, Nov. 21st. Every member is requested U> be present.  Entertained  Rev. J. E. Hartiler, of Gosheafi, Ind., and Rev. F. W*. Royer were delightfully entertained Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Hunits-benger.  Nomad Club Will Meet  The Nomad club .will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, with! Mrs. Jon. Kapp on South Main street. Mrs. .Toaeph Perillstedn, assistant .hostess.  coaches began to sway ajid bump Everything was thrown Into confusion. Both the smoking car and the passenger coach stayed on the rails, the baggage coach and mail car left the tracks and were thrown crosswise of the middle track.  The accident occurred at about 6:30 o'clock Thursday evening at a point two miles west of* Wooster, an d immediately east of the B. & O. trestle.  When the engine and tender of train No. 52 left the raiis they crashed down over the bank, cutting off a telephone pole, anid putting all o£ the company's wires out of commission. This, added ,to the fact  when the  Wimoda8i  Meeting  course of time a second marriagej that there are no farm houses in was solemnized and Joseph Ulrich the immediate vicinity, delayed the  ajs3uimed the responsibility  a  of husband and father. To this union tour daughters and three sons Were harm. Ossie Ellen and Leila Addie (twins), the former now living at Massilloin, Ohio, and the latter dying in early life; Mrs. Charlotte Buzzle, of Plymouth, Ind.; Amandus Ulrich, of Craig, Neb.; Frank Ulrich, of Riceboro, Ga.; Mrs. Lila Alderfer, . of Bourbon, Ind., and Charles Ulrich, of North Manchester, Ind. In March 1903, death again visited the home and claimed the companion, leaving Grandma as she was then known, with many cares and burdens, to bear alone.  In early life the deceased united with the Reformed church and later, being separated from the church of her choice, united with the United Presbyterian. Beside five daughters, seven sons, forty-six grandchildren, sixteen greatgrandchildren and one sister -are left to cherish the memory of Grandma Ulrich, as she was familiarly known.  Those fiom a distance ait the funeral of Mrs. Ulrich were John McAfee and family, Elmer Sell and family, Lloyd IjlcAfee, of Orrvilie, O.; Mrs. Ella Sluss; of Lewisville, Ohio. Mrs. Ossie Kllngelsmith, of Masslllon, O.; Charles Ulrich, of North Manchester, Ind.; Wm. Freid-line and wife, and Miss Lizzie Wey-gandt, oi Joromeville, O.—Bourbon, Indiana News-Mirror.  FUNERAL OF ORRVILLE BOY KILLED AT PENNSY WRECK  BIG GAME THANKSGIVING  The annual Thanksgiving foot ball game between the Alumni and the O. H. S. promises to be a hand-fought .one from start to finish. Capt. Carr of the O. H. S. hopes to put his strongest line up on the field; he can see nothing but vie tory in sight for his team. The Alumni team will be somewhat handicapped by lack of practice but claim they* will make up for htis In enthusiasm- Their lineup, which hag not fully -been decided upon, will be a strong onie. Most of the last year's Alumni team will be in action again. With .a feW additions they expect to wipe out the 13—0 defeat handed them last year ait Borden Field. With both sides confident of victory a game wo!rth while will be seen. Let every one turn out and cheer their favorite to victory in the final game of the season which will take place Onr street grounds. See bills.  on  MARRIAGE LICENSES Edward Menuez of Fredericksburg and Audit Mete al f of Moreland.  G. H. Zook of Crestón and Ila Oaskey of Overton.  -Something every Sunday School  Fred Kreakie Meets Untimely Death When Fast Freight Approaches Smashup  Fred Kreakie, killed by a freight train after alighting from the wrecked passenger train, west of Wooster on Thursday night, was an Orrvilie boy, where he grew to manhood. He had been a lineman on the Pennsylvania for one year and was enroute from Loudonville to Alliance on the fatal night. From others we learn that Mr. Kreakie had stepped from the passenger coach and was standing near the wrecked cars when the freight was seen' coming. Others called to him, of the approaching train, but evidently, he did not hear the warning. His body was bruised and cut, showing evidences of being struck by flying portions of the wreckage as the train plowt d through Thegbody was brought to On-ville Saturday evening and taken to the home of his brother Arthur, on North Main Street, from where the funeral was held on Monday afternoon, preached by H. C. Blosser. Burial took place at the Martin Mennonite church southeast of town, aside that of his parents.  The father wais killed in March 1910, while employed on the W. & L E. Ry. section, just east of the corporation line. Kreaki did not hear the approach ef an engine, because of a freight passing on the Pennsylvania Railroad and was knocked from the track and instantly killed. He was at the time working some distance from the other section men and words of warning, also failed to reach the father.  .Thè son labored under a premonition that something was going to happen him, and so expressed it to his sister a few weeks ago, at" Barberton, "I'm afraid of my job and fear something is going to happen to me, but I'm going to stick to it for a while yet," he declared as he bade her goodbye when leaving her home, where, he had visited for a few days _ But it was not his hazardous ac-cupation that brought him to the end. Fred Kreakie was an honorable youiig man, quiet and mannerly and a host of his boyhood friends regret his untimely death. He was 33 years old and single. Four sisters and two brothers survive: Mrs Bertha Herr, Barberton; Mrs. Minnie Haas, Cleveland; Mrs. Ida La vers and Miss Rosa Kreakie, Detroit, Mich; Herman Kreaki, also a lineman and Arthur Kreakie of this place.  Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. S A. Herr and children, Barberton; Herman Kreakie,- St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs W. J. Haas, Cleveland.  news of the wreck, and it was some minutes before Wooster knew what had occurred two miles away.  Engineer C. M. Crease, of Allegheny, Pa., was badly scalded when the engine went down over the bank Fireman Samuel Gascoigne, also from Allegheny, sustained a scalp wound. Passengers In the train were badly shaken up. The passenger train was running on the third track in order to let the Manhattan limited pass. It is said to have been trying to malto up time and ' waa running 40 miles an hour. The third track makes a sharp turn at the trestle in order to pass under it. The freight came down on No. 1 track, the north one. Those who had already pushed their way frogi the train, jumped far their  The toll of  The Wimodasi Circle will toe entertained at the home of Mrs. Jay Willaman. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, with Mesdames R. :J. Sponsler, W. F. King and L. E. Smith as assistant hostesses. '  SMday Dinner  !  Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Hall gave an elaborate dinner Siiiiday in honor of their little daughter Pauline, who 1  was seven years of age. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Sutton Hall and daughter- Eva, and Mrs. Frank Wolfe and daughter Margaret. -  D. ED SEAS GETS APPOINTMENT  As Deputy State Tax Commissionar for Wayne County.  MORE CORRESPONDENCE IN  MUNY CONTROVERSY  Clnss Will Meet  Miss Buckley's ,Sunday School class will meet art tihe home of Mrs. Meihils, South Vine-st Friday evening, Nov. 21st. Ou account of the oyister supper which will be given at the M. E. church the same evening, meeting will begin at 7:00 instead of 7:15.  Circle Entertained  The Friendly Circle of the Reformed church held their monthly meeting at the hoinje of Mrs. Her-schel Albright On, West Paradise otroct oiii Wednesday afternoon. Fifteen members responded to the roll call. A short business meeting was held after which the time was spent in games and social chat. Dainity refreshments were served.  would have stopped with the above nuimber had it not been for the fact that a freight train came down the hill from the east just cut this juncture. Passengers on the train declare that through fear, • almost every passenger, immediately after the sudden stop, began a rush for the exits, thinking only of getting out of the train. A score or more jumped through the car exits and on .'to the other tracks. Just at this moment the freight plowed  ^ The guests were Miss Jennie Al-livGs. I bright and Mrs. A. S. McQuaid. The dead and injured I next meeting will be held at the  home of Mrs. J. D. Mullet, the second Wednesday in December.  Club Entertained  IThe Linen club met Friday afternoon, Nov. 14th, at the home of Mrs. Karl Ludwig.  ;  Twelve members were present. S Tfhe afternoon was spent in sewing. Mrs. Charles Mclntyre played several beautiful selections on the piano and Mrs. Ludwig entertained ^hsr guests with several vocal so.los. Refreshmnets down the hill, running at a high riat^ were served. The guests were Mrs.  of speed.  Fried Kreakie, of Orrvilie, a lineman for the Pennsylvania company, who was a passenger on the train, was one of the many who got off the passenger to find himself, in the path of the freight. He was run down and killed. Brakeman S. P. Schneider, on the freight, stuck his head out of the engine cab and met instant death. Hanrold Wad-dell, one of a party of Shreve  Chas. Mclntyre, Mrs. Frank Gardner, Miis. A. L. Greene. The club will meet Friday, Nov. 28th, with Mts Ed. Wittman, McGill street.  Silver Wedding Celebrated.  On Sunday, November 16, many relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Douglas met at their home on Water street, to celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of the marriage of Harvey Douglas and Mary Schrag. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas people bound for Wooster, was an-1 were presented with two large leather other who was on the track. He rocking chairs. An elaborate dinner and sustained a dislocated shoulder. i luucheen were served. • The relatives Those on the track thought only present were: W P. Schrag, Cumber-of their lives, and while they jump-! land, Md . John Schrag, wife and daugh-ed from a place of safety to oine of ter Belle, Ferd Schrag and wife, Elmer  great danger in leaving the train, they were forced to keep on the move and move fast when they saw the freight coming. They jumped,  Schrag, wife and daughter Ruth of Toledo, Emil Schrag of Kent, Wayne Still-well, wife and children, Norman and Helen Schrag of Millersburg, Ed Schrag  part of them going down over the and children, Truman and Ellen, John bank, through snow and slush, into Douglas and wife, Carl S. Snyder and. a ditch at the side of the road wife, Father and Mother Schrag. which contained nearly four feet of -  water. — HatlS fr<)im  $j.oo up in most  Levi Thamer, a horseman, wliose  every ,  style and coXoT We   aim to  home was at No. 4, Lambert street,  please all  spooler's millinery. Cleveland, was riding in the express  r TTr  , ,, .  car. He went aboard the train at —J- W Kirkendall came up from Van Wert with a colt. In the first Massiltan Friday night to get an accident, this oar. badly splintered,  eairf y  starit in the  morning, was thrown across the No. 1 track, —One special lot of Magnolia and wihen the speeding freight plow- Corsets made by Norda Corset Co., ed through, it was thrown from the at $1.00 for only 15 days more at track by the heavy engine. Thamer, Sponger's Millinery. 26*  with his fine horse, was killed, death! —u. N. Barkey will hold pubic being instantaneous. i sale of household goods at the resi-  A. E. Luce, taxicab man of Woos- d&aoe," corner Main ami High streets, ter, was one of the first oin the:o® Saturday, Nov. 22, beginning at  —Call ,an C&but, Eyman & Wyre for your Butchers tools. 25-6  —A big assortment of mid-winter styles at great reduction „ prices never quoted at this time of the seasMi before. Spomsler's milliniery.  Organ Recital  BY pROF. J. LAWRENCE ERB OF CHICAGO at the M. E. Church Monday evening, Nov. 17th, under the auspices  .Teacher should have—Peloubets  0  /?' w tw^ai. c,eM.*nt Notes tof all lessons of .1914. i Mrs "  G -  W '  Deltnck 8 Sunday Schûo1   Kraíft's News Dépôt Inas them sate.  ;   ¿or j Class. Admission 25 cents. Doors open i at 7:30 p. m.  1:30 p. m. sharp. See bills.  26  job. He was called to get doctors to the scene of the wreck, the railroad report being to the effect that many were injured. Mr. Luce put three taxicabs into service and had eight .doctors on the scene within fifteen minutes of the time he received the word. The trip was made through snow-drifted roads in places, and mud in other places. Among the doctors ,who. responded were, Ry all, Stoll, Wishard, Yocum, Knestrick and Irvi.ni.  The ambulance and automobiles brought the dead and- injured back to Wooster. The bodies of the horseman and the lineman were taken to the undertaking rooms of the J. H. B. Danford Co., while the  body of the dead brakeman was . ..  N H sh  ,  11ft  p  taken to the undertaking rooms of  sorlpUon -  at  ^noups. 110 E.  I. 0. 0. F. NOTICE.  All brothers knowing themselves to be members of the second degree team are requested to meet at the lodge hall Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock, for practice. Will confer the degree on Wednesday night.  Will to Be Contested.  Wesley H. Zaugg, guardian of the person and estate of Luther Fike, an imbecile, has filed petition against Her-schel A. Fike, et a], contesting the will of Adam Fike. Plaintiff's attorneys are Kean & Adair and W. H. Ross,  ^Electrical supplies of all de-  Young Hardware Merchant Great Victory Over Four Other «Candidates.  David Edward Seas, of the hardware firm of Sea3 ll4 £; Sons, Saturday night received the appointment of Deputy Tax Commissioner for Wayne county. During the campaign for this appointment, there were five candidates in the field, but the winner and his friends knew from the beginning that some one would have to go some to beat him in the race.  Mr. Seas was not aware of the appointment when he started on a hunting trip Monday morning, but a friend succeeded in locating him near a faitm house, to where he was given the news by phone. He continued the day's hunt, but others In the party confidently declare he couldn't "hit the side of a barn" after getting the information.  The appointment to this position is by no means a small affair. The salary, not to be less than $1500 in this county will possibly reach $2500 to $3000 per year and there are many responsiniiilieb connected with commissioners' duties. Under the county deputy the entire taxation matter will be adjusted. However, there will be a bi-partisrii board of three appointed by the Governor to receive complaints from August 1st through each year.  Assessors will be named to start tho work by Feb. 1, 1914, and complete same by June 1st. Appraisers of real property will not begin the new appraisement until 1915 and then a new appraisement will be made every five years, instead of four. Deputy Seas will have the pmw.er tu appoint deputy assessors and real estate appraisers over the entire county. The number will be decided on by the State Tax Commission, who will also de-term ino the salary of such deputy assessors and appraisers of real estate. It is said only half the number of assessors will be required, compared with the number heretofore, to perform the work. The County Commissioners must furnish office rooms at the county seat and provide office help.  The appointment was made by the governor as recommended by the State Tax Commission, and goes into effect Jan. 1, 1914. The term of office expires at time of appointment oif a successor.  The Courier congratulates Mr. Seas, who will no doubt make a splendid official and serve the peop'.e) advantageously in selecting his lieutenants. Mr. Seas has been v>rom-iniantly connected in the town's business and public affairs. He has been actively connected with the well known hardware store since youth, Is one of the Board of Industry's best workers, served a3 chief of the fire department, of which he is still an active and valuable member; was one of the promoters of the Foundries Company which organized to retain employes of the defunct Pump and Furnace Company, and is at present serving as a member oif the town council. Mr. Seas has been for years one of the Democratic party's active workers and well deserves the appointment.  Doherty People Reply to Mayors Former Letter Which is Answered Immediately.  Letters from tlie Mawlllon Electric and Gas Company and the Doherty Syndicate, owners of the Mas-silloni and Orrvilie electric light com panies, have not been plain, and satisfactory to mayor and members of council, in reply to lettera pertaining to the purchase of equipment, now owned in Orrvilie by the foreign concern. This fact han brought about another letter from the mayor —sanctioned by council—ins which  coincorned-- is put before the Do-henty company in its proper and true light.  •The voters of Orrvilie expressed themselves on this subject and the council is now merely carrying out what they were expected to do. procure a municipal electric light and power plant for Orrvilie. To Mayor Willaman's letter of Oct. 6 th indefinite replies were received promptly, with the assurance, however, that the matter would receive prompt attention and an effort at adjustment made. On Nov. 13th the following letter was received: Mr. E. P. Willaman,  Mayor of Village of Orrvilie, Orrvilie, Ohio.  LETTER ADDRESSED TO COUNCILMEN  From Far Off Vienna Puzzles Post Office Officials  Concern Makes Inquiry PertainfRg to Furnishing of Electric light Equipment.  Who dare say we are not on the map. Inquiries pertaining to the installation, of a municipal electric light plant are already being received by the village Oirnmaia. One lia particular came many milea and after sfwris f^iart on the part of our post oiffice employee--, the envelope and contents reached its proper destination. It wa3s addressed An die  Gemeindeverwaltung Orrvilie, Ohio  Vereinigte Staaten.  The letter was mailed at Wain, (Vienna) Austria, on the 24th day of ..„October, 1.913, and arrived hero Nov. 12 th. Postmaster Mclntyre instructed his entire force of clerks to begin an immediate search for the owner. Probably one half of Orrville's population had been consulted before it was learned that it was addressed to the village coun-  Dear Sir: This company will ha\g eil. Clerk Alfred Jenny, into whose  SMITHVILLE ITEMS  Market street. 26  —.Sweighart will have some good stock to choose fi-om at his cow  26  NOTICE TO HUNTERS  Positively no hunting allowed on following farms: Joseph Behroek, Aivin Sdhrock, Asa Workman, D. Musser. L. N. Schrock. 25-6*  Schinuck & Bevingtom  The injured engineer, fireman and express messenger were hustled to  Wooster hospital and doctors, after sale Friday, Nov. 21, 1913. making an examination, found that all would recover. Gascoigne went to his home early Friday morning. Crease is the most seriously hurt. A message was immediately sent to his wife and she reached Wooster on Friday. She expects to remain there until her husband cam be  taken to his home at Allegheny. getting in touch witli other towns Roy Meeks, of Wooster, was the, along the line, and in a few min-englneer on the freight train. It | utes both telephones began to ring went paat half a mile before it was Ivith inquiries from relatives and hrought to a stop, even after it friends of passengers on the train, plunged into the remains of the ex-| The third track, built less than press car. I two years ago, and weakened by the  R„ C. Beterldge, of -Wooster, who flood, was not as firm as the others, was oin duty at the Pennsylvania' *,tis said. All trains run over it were tower, was. a real busy main. He re- run very slowly, but passengers on ceived the first news of the wreck, j this train declare it was going pretty It was telephoned to him from the ^Jast amd they think the rails spread, block station near the Glass Works Word came from Appleoreek Fri-by the conductor on the train.'day morning that Coroner King was Beterldge called the ambulance, tihe on ,the sick list. (Because, of this doctors, the taxicabs, and the mem- nr. a. C. Knestricfe acted 'as combers oi/the work train crew. He ner and held an iAquest over the bad tow wires ope© all the time, bodies of Hi© three flrtcttma  The regular monthly meeting of the W. C. T. U. will be held at the home of Mrs L. M. West on Thursday afternoon.  Miss Leta Smith of West Salem has been the guest for a few days of her friend Miss E -ma Pontius.  Rev Ellen King came home on Wednesday and returned to Barberton on Thursday. Owing to the breakdown iu health of the pastor. Rev. Roby, the pastor of the United Brethern church at that place she has accepted the pastorate for the year.  Mrs. H. P. Shantz came over from Orrvilie on Thursday to visit her parents Mr and Mrs. G. E. Mackey and her sister Mrs. Myers.  Mrs. Susan Smith, she that was Miss Susan Stevens, when she dwelt in our village, is the guest of her brothers Elias and Wm. Stevens and their families and calling on many friends. She hails from Bangor, Mich.  John Brenner and wife entertained at dinner on Thursday, Jos Blough, daughter Lizzie and Misses Susan Yoder and Lena Schwary.  John H. Horstof Orrvilie spent Thursday here the guest of his mother Mrs. E. R. Horst  The committee appointed at the Men's meeting sometime ago, has arranged a number of subjects for lectures: the first lecture will be delivered by Rev. H. A. Shook on next Sunday afternoon, at 2-o'clock, subject, "Poverty, its causes and cure. There will be special music l5y the male chorus and a quartet.,  The Cartwright Bros, will appear on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 27th, They are an expensive troupe and very highly spoken of.  The chicken dinner to be given by the Methodist women, is not on Thanksgiving but is on Wednesday of this week, Nov. 19th.  About 20 of our folks went over to Wooster to the show on Thursday night.  The M. W. & O. telephone linemen have about completed a new line across the creek and school yard in the west end of town.  Rev. John W. Poat, pastor of the Smithville and East- Union Lutheran churches a little over a year ago, is dead, having died at his home in Milledgeville, Ind., where he had been pastor since August, after an illness of but three weeks with a carbuncle at the base of his neck. He was born in Deventer Holland July 17, 1851, being about 62 years of age. He died in the presence of his entire family, Mrs. Poat, four sons and two daughters, one of the latter being Mrs.  several proi ositions ready for your council mi your first regular meeting to be held in December. It possible we will have these at an earlier date. We are of the «-pinion that if a proposition is presented to your Honorable Body which will prove better for the interests of the Village of Orrvilie than the proposed bond issue, that you will be in a position to entertain such a proposition. It is the preparation of these additional ideas which has caused the delay, but we can assure you that they will be on hand not later than December 1st.  Very truly yours,  R. A. Brooks, Gen. Mgr.  Mayor Willaman, after conferring with members of council and many citizens in regard to the above letter, was prompted to reply at once. His letter follows:  Orrvilie, O., Nov. 14, 1913. Mr. R. A. Brooks, Gen. Mgr., Mas-■sillon Electric & Gas Co.  Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your esteemed favor of the 12th inst., and after carefully considering the contents I beg to submit the following reply:  From the general tone of your letter it would appear that we have perhaps not made ourselves plain in this matter, and you are laboring under a. wrong impression as to the desires.of the citizens of Orrvilie in regard to this matter.  Kindly understand us, that insofar as the village of Orrvilie is concerned, tho question of a municipal light plant to be operated in connection with our water works is a closed one. This question was decided by the people at the election and after they had authorized us —in the well nigh unanimous manner that they did—to proceed with the work of installing a plant, we believe that time is wasted in attempting to persuade us that we should not carry out the wishes of those who have reposed sufficient confidence in us to elect us as their representatives in carrying out their wishes.  There is, however, a matter concerning which we would be pleased to hear from you, and that is: "What proposition have you to offer whereby you will turn over your property to the village and withdraw from the doing of business in Orrvilie? The question of having two plants in Orrvilie would not prove advantageous to either yourselves or to the village, and we hoped that there might be some amicable way in which you could be induced to withdraw.  I aan taking the liberty of publishing your letter, for the reason that I consider it addressed to me simply as the representative of the peoiple, and I wish to keep them informed as to what is being done.  Trusting to hear from you within the next two days with reference to the proposition mentioned above, I beg to remain.  Very truly yours,  E. P. Willaman, Mayor.  From the tone of the letter— from the citizens of Orrvilie through its mayor—it would appear that the town will soon have a plant of Us own. However, it was only fair to the foreign concern, now operating here, to imburse them to the extent of ithe intrinsic value oi their holdings within the corporation of Orrvilie. ,  The letter of Oct. Sth was toned to that effect and" officials had expected to receive favorable consideration from the outside interests. As is now stands, council will proceed as per petitions presented and result of vote on Aug. 26, 1913.  hands the letter feil, was master of the Situation and readily traos'-ated the crMueii'ls t.> member^ nf Council. For the benefit oi a few, we take pleasure In Publishing- the letter which £ollo.w3:  Wein, 24, 10, 191.3.  An die  Gemeinde  Orrvilie.  Durch die Export - Zeitschrift "HELIOS" auf Ihr neues Unternehmen aufmerksam geworltden, stellen wir das hofliche Ersuchen, bei De-chung Ihres Bedarfes an Beleuchtungskörpern auch unsere Firma in Konkurrenz ziehen zu wollen.  Unsere Fabrik, deren technische Leitung in Händen bewahrter Fachleute liegt, befasst sich mit der Erzeugung von Beleuchtungskörpern in jeder Stilart und Preislage besonders für den Export. Durch •modernst eingerichtete maschinelle Anlagen sowie durch Haltung eines erprobten Arbeiterstammes sind wir in der Lage, bei sonst durchaus konkurrenzfähigen Preisen wirklich erstklassige Ware auf den Markt zu- bringen. Diesem Umstände verdanken wir auch eine stetig wachsende Zahl von Auftragen aus dem In-und Auslande.  Wir stehen jederzeit mit kostenlosen Offerten und Entwürfen zur Verfugung und wäre Ihnen sehr verbunden, wenn Sie durch Erteilung eines Auftrages von unsgc^ er Leistungsfähigkeit uberzstigen-wolliten.  i r -.."ii '1 111 r>o-'-tt-rvi 1  daugnters, one ot the latter being Mrs. up; thetru | Noah J. Voder of Chicago, formerly of  ( riveted up.  r y  i  Smithville; one of the sons is Rev. W. Post of the Lutheran church at Millers-burg. Interment was made in Chicago The exact date of his death was not given in the Lutheran Observer of Nov. 14th.  D. H. Harter is at home from an extended visit at Chicago and points in Ohio.  The Ladies Aid Society of the Lutheran church will hold a pastry sale at the Coulter Hotel Office on Saturday, Nov. 22nd. 26-7  J. C. Burrisof Mt. Vernon was a recent guest at the Coulter House.  Peter Rhoads of Creston was a visitor with friends here on Wednesday.  A new safe has been set in the front part of the bank, after the western fashion . This will hold the cash only.  Mrs. Charles Garber and Nrs. Frank Miller of Strasburg, and Mrs. Harry uomer of Navarre, were guests of Rev. and Mrs. S. P. Kiefer Saturday and Sunday. ^  The br*li*e on Main street is being set up; the trusses are in place, but not yet  The letter translated reads: To the  Council  Orrvilie.  Thru the Export-Times "Hal ios" to your new undertaking our quest, that by covering your requirements in Lighting-apparatus, also our Firm be considered in coimipetitioin.  Our Factory, who's technical supervision lays in the hands of thorough experts, employs itself in the production of Lighting-apparatus of all style-arts and prices in particular for the Export. Through mod-, ern arranged machinery installation also through keeping a tested working-staff we are in position, with through-out competitive prices, really to put first class wares on the market. This circumstance we thank our ever growing number of orders from home and foreign couni tries.  We stand at all times at your service with free proposals and plans, and would be under obligations, if through the placing of an order you would be convinced of our producing and furnishing ability.  GRAND THEATRE.  Monday—The Watermelon Jubilees. Also picture program.  Tuesday—The Watermelon Jubilees. "The Struggle," two reel feature, Bison.  Wednesday—"A Bwjritan episode," two reel feature, Eclair.  Thursday—"Genesis 4:9," two reel feature, Rex.  Friday—"Blood Red Tape of Charity," two reel feature, Powers  Saturday—"Captain Billy's Mate" two reel feature, Bison. >  WANTS, FOR SALE. ETC.  Articles under this head will be published at the rate of 5c per line the first insertion and 3c per line each insertion afterward. No charge less than 10c.  For Sale—Oak office desk, practically new; bargain if sold soon. Phone 81.  26-27 Clyde Merchant  Wanted—Young man to work at the Zephyr Electric Organ Blowing Co. Inquire at the Schantz Organ Factory. 26  For Rent—Lodge rooms formerly occupied by I. O. O. F. and K. of P. lodges.  27-7 H. H. Strauss.  For Sale—A large, six octave parler organ, in good condition. Phone 1 short l Ion«' on 241. ^ 2t>  For Sale—Family horse o years old, and rubber-tire buggy in good condition.  D. L. Fredrick,  26-7-8 Route, Sterling, Ohio.  For. Sale—Family horse, gentle, 7 years old. Phone 202 Z.  26-7* W. C. MlLLEK.  The Orrvilie Milting Co» wants buy hay and straw.  FOK SAWS—Citvj/ uull> uiiâ J«Î33 âôâ blacksmith shop in connection. Freak Misere» Bmtoa City, SittüO*  Wante»—Middle agtd wom&a to bclp ^in küchcc. äStf Hsippts's BteOaxumti*   

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