Defiance County Republican Express in Defiance, Ohio
4 Apr 1890

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4 Apr 1890

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Defiance County Republican Express (Newspaper) - April 4, 1890, Defiance, Ohio Publican vol. Xxxii Defiance. Defiance county Ohio Friday. April 4, 1890 became they knew the oily would be forced to build a Bridge next to Hopkins Street or. Hauer was a member of the Council that Pat that Bridge up he is now seeking re election he was the master of the old Council and of he together with the men to has chosen for candidates in the other wards Are elected Wal continue to be their master. What Ever he has said has been Law. There has never been any measure of importance that has come before the Council that was not first Sanction by him every move that the Council was to make or has made was carefully mapped out in Advance important matters that should have taken the regular course have been railroaded through with indecent Hasta important measures that should have been discussed in open Council where the Putric would have had an Opportunity to appear and protest have been referred to committees with full Power to act. Our City a finances my Friend let us sit Down and reason together we Are both interested in the de elopement and growth of Defranca we j both agree that Economy in municipal affairs is essential. More than that we know that Economy is absolutely necessary if we Are to induce capital to come to us. Men of Means in neighbouring towns and cities watch very closely every movement that i we make. If they note any disposition on i our part to pres without protest transactions not governed by Correct business principles the probabilities Are that they will be slow to come to us. They reason that one evil like one Maggot begets a tribe and that any municipality forgetful of that fact will Wake up some Day to find its entire system poisoned and must resort to heroic treatment to purify itself. We do not want to leave Snow impressions but there is danger if we do not take some care of the City taking just that sort of a shoot. Cannot be beat. It will be your successor to Colby amp Scott drug Book and Wall paper store. Don t you think the time has come when such cabals should be broken up done to you think the Best Way to break the Combine would be by electing four republicans it is True there is something More important in the contest than the Mere question of party supremacy and i have spoken of four republicans because the democratic leaders have not dared to nominate such Sterling citizens As John Rowe John Weisenberger judge Perky de Phelps and democrats of that school. The leaders know that they could not be Mude parties to any schemes and for that reason have no use for them. There is not one of them who would rest easy if he thought any one even suspected him of being capable of some of the methods that have distinguished the present Council f. Swalley amp co Are closing out the bonded indebtedness of Defiance when compared with that of Findlay and some other sister towns is hardly a drop in the bucket but it is enough. The Bond record shows the following Maumee River Bridge Bonds. $50,000 City Hall. A a. Ii Khz cemetery. Quot 1,000 Harrison Street sewer. A a 2, engine. A a 4,500 City funding. A a. ,000 building. A a 9,000 total.$89, now the interest on those Bonds will amount to something like $4,750. On the first Day of april a $1,000 Bond web due. On september 1st, four More Bonds amounting to $9,000 will be due and another of 500 will be due dec 1st, making in All $4,500 that must be a d before the close of the year. The amount of the interest and Bonds named above makes $9,250. Please keep those figures in your mind. Granary. Their entire Stock to quit business. This Sale is ordered by the court of Defiance county. L t us look at some of those methods. The Council issued the Maumee River Bridge Bonds. They amounted to $50,000. The Council then sold them at a Premium of $2,500 to Stephen g. Clark of Chicago. The contract of building the Manatee River Railroad Bridge was then let to or. Clark. He was to receive $52,500 for the work. Now. He did not pay for the Bonds he und bought of the City but the Council turned around and gave him an order on the City Treasury for $52,5000. With this order he Drew out the $.10,000 la Bonds and realized upon them. The Only thing the Council received in this Deal was or. Clarks Promise to build a Bridge across the Maumee River. Those Bonds were issued one year ago and one years interest is now duo on them. Notwithstanding the fact thut or. Clark gave Bond to commence work on the Bridge nearly six months ago not a single move has been made looking to the carrying out of his contract. Did any one Ever hear of men supposed to have some Little sense and business sagacity being drugged into such a transaction As a matter of fact or so at least it is alleged that $52,500,was put into the hands of a lot of Railroad adventures woo were struggling to Complete a certain piece of Road bed that they might Bond it a member of the Council has said that much. Why has not the Council forced or. Clark to commence work upon the Bridge toe reason is Plain. It cannot without involving a great Law suit if indeed it can Eyer collect one cent of the Peoples Money put into the hands of guileless or. Clark. Or. Hauer As a banker knew there was no Law warranting the issuing those Bonds for the use they were putto. He knows us Ever other member of the Council knows that they would not dare to introduce such business methods into their own affairs and yet four of them Are asking to be re elected. Dry goods carpets curtains boots shoes Queens Are tinware everything at appraised prices Way below Cost the orders Are to sell out the entire Stock and it must be sold regardless of prices. Greatest bargains on Earth t. H. Starr. Receiver. Now the gentlemen who examined the Treasury March 4th, reported that they found $2,380 88 therein. That is All the i Money the pity will have to do business with until after the june taxes come in say aug. 1st, covering a period of five months. The taxes that will be paid into the treasurer after the june collection will j be about $16,378.30 that is if All the a f tax is paid. That sum together with the i balance in the Treasury March i Ltd would i make $18,705.24. Having that amount now let us consider what amount the City i will be compelled to pay out before the june taxes Are available the payments covering March april May june and july dec Lecarie Light co. $1,470 00 Telephone service. To 00 Ward buildings. 2,000 00 construct Lon of sewer. 5,000 of Gas company. 210 of City pay Roll. 2,00000 Street commissioner pay Roll 2,500 00 i incidental expenses. 2,50000 i Bond and interest City refunding. 1,000 00 water rent. 2,750 00 Preston run Bridge. 3 395 0 interest Maumee River Bonds 2,5 he 00 total. $24,405 00 that i consider a Low estimate. We i know that the last four items in our memorandum Are Correct. The estimate of the other items we have made after looking through the City a financial statement As punished in the Ferold the Only democratic paper published in the City. Any intelligent Man i think will agree after i looking through that statement that we have made a Safe estimate. Granting then that the Council has $18,705.24 to do business with until August 1st, the probable expenses that will have to be met we put at $24,405.00. That would leave a debt of $5,099.70, and no More Money coming in until after the collection of the december taxes. We understand that a City cannot do business with out funds. In that particular it is no better than an individual. Last Fuji the Council was compelled to borrow $0,000 to tide the City Over until the december taxes were received. Any Man pan 3ee at a glance that it will have to do the slime thing in 1890. Chas. A. Bronson s real estate Exchange Defiance Ohio. Highest of All in Leavening . S. Govt report aug. 17, 1889. The Standard. A i Reg re hoods Sarsaparilla As having passed above the Grade of what Are commonly called Patent or prop reit by said a Well known physician recently. A it is fully entitled to be considered a Standard Medicine and has won this position by ifs a doubtful Merit and by the Many remarkable cures it has effected. For an alterative and tonic it has never been equalled councilman Sauer is largely interested in Oak Park addition. He and some of his associates figured upon the Cost of a Bridge across Preston run in that addition. They received bids from some Well known Bridge companies to put up the work but very auspiciously the Council stepped in and put up the Bridge itself. How it came that the Council was moved to do the work has never been made Public. It is a Bridge that is of no account to the City the notice for bids did not receive a Legal publication and the whole thing was $ Saddle onto the City it the Short space of time of ten Days. The Bill has not been paid because there was no Money in the Treasury to pay for it and the Council did not have the Gall to borrow the Money just on the eve of the election it resolved the Wilhelm Street sewer when it had the Money and then went to work without any Means what Eyer. Is Nam i Ovtia absolutely pure Logan a miss Ray Barney is visiting in Edgerton. A last week was moving week in Logan. A Henry Haskins removed from Lucan to Edgerton last tuesday and will Wark in a factory there. A our town caucuses were held last saturday p. M. Of course both tickets Are Strong ones and will win. A or. Sett has moved upon ram Warners and Robert lie Edor of Cicero will move into the House vacated by or. Hett a James Sec vers moved to Hicksville last tuesday and s. D. Bevington of Bloomville o., moved upon the seeverts farm on wednesday. A Lewis Hart will remove to Garrett ind., and on the Railroad. Mrs. Ellen Stone Bas bought the property that Hart vacates and will move in when he moves out a the Center school taught by miss Duncan of Hicksville closed last tuesday and miss Duncan will t Ach the summer term to the Hoo Tau District at 6 per cent. Interest on with the june taxes ail ready anticipated it is Safe to predict that the Council will have to borrow at least $15,000 before the year is out Bonds interest and water rent will foot up $7,440, which amount together with the City pay Rolls and lights will More than exhaust the funds designed for City purposes in 1890. In connection with those come the incidental expenses which we have found in looking through the City a financial statement amounts to a right considerable sum the past year. Now we have it upon reliable authority that if the present Council is re elected it is the purpose to build two More Bridges on the East Side that will equal in Cost the Preston run Bridge. Numerous other schemes not yet fully developed Are on the string. New sewers Are to be constructed costly roadways Are to be considered. All these things Point to heavy expenditures in the . As the Council is forced to anticipate incoming taxes at present it will be compelled to refund what it is now behind and that will add we will say $8,000 or $10,000 to the bonded indebtedness of the City. The refunding act will allow the City class to loosen up their belts and take another $10,000 spurt. I ask you again done to you think that it will be better to elect four Republican councilmen done to you think it would be Economy to have men in office who will insist that All work involving the expenditure of vast sums of Money shall be advertised and let to the lowest bidder do you not think it would be Best to have All sewers let in that manner rather than rest in the bunds of councilmen to Rew re their political henchmen do you not think it will be Best to elect councilmen who will not build Oak Park or any other addition at the expense of All the taxpayers Over i am daily making Loans on improved real estate in Northwestern Ohio at six per cent interest these Loans Are made on either Long or Short time with privilege of paying Back in partial payments before due and stopping interest on on the amount paid. No life insurance required i also buy Good notes and make abstracts upon reasonable terms. H. G. Baker Defiance. Ohio. No37 lawyer and loan agent. All Loans closed up on Short notice. No red tape about it. Good notes discounted at reasonable rates. William e. Moll. Office in Stone fronts Defiance Ohio with Harris amp Cameron. Woman and marriage. You can to Tell any More about a woman before you Are married to her. Than you can judge of the Quality of a pudd Rig without eating of it. It is not necessary to eat the whole of a pudding in order to judge of its Quality no More is it necessary to know a woman a lifetime in order to ascertain whether she is going to do for a Judie j Tome journal. Now my Friend do you not think it would be Best to elect four Good republicans to the Council men who have the Confidence of the Community and Are not interested in building up any particular Quarter of the town because they have property they want to work on to the Market As a matter of Justice to All of the taxpayers in the City do you not think that four Good republicans who would not come under the Dominion of any one Man should be elected do you not believe that that would be the neatest Way to break tip the unlawful and slip shod Way of doing business that has distinguished not Only the Council that is seeking re election but others that have preceded it we a both been informed that when Andy saner was asked Why Tho of until did not build a Bridge up next to Hopkins Street where it would have been some Benefit to the Public possibly at an Early Date instead of burying it Down in the Oak Park addition where it is of no earthly use to any one a that they put up the Preston run Bridges Geo. S. Edmondstone civil a Engineer and Surveyor office 8 and 9 music Hall Block Over merchants National Bank second Street. Specialities Hydraulic and sanitary engineering and Bridge construction. Goo. S. Edmonds tone c. E., City civil Engineer hot Springs Ark. The largest and finest resort hotel in America with the finest Bath House in the world connected will open under management of G. Babson of White Mountain hotels for season of 1890, january 15th,. Tickets should be bought via St. Louis and Iron Mountain a Southern it. It. No Leo we have lust opened our now carpet. Ingrain body Brussels tap Strys velvets Etc. Loans on business blocks on residences and improved farms a specially. Address Seagrave Bros. No24-Ly Toledo. Ohio. Deep Well pumps and everything in the plumbing and Gas fitting line for Sale at lowest prices. Clinton St., bet. 4th and 5th streets. Bois Defiance. Ohio. Of in of relish i. Ira i firm profit.,

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