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Defiance Weekly Express (Newspaper) - August 27, 1903, Defiance, Ohio The heart of the great Maumee Vallett vol. Xiv. Defiance Ohio thursday August 27, 1903. No. 38 something doing in the historic Valley talk about pottery and Firebrick and word about Coal. The weather is too hot and dry command for one in making a hurried trip across the state to glean very much that would interest readers of a newspaper. It did not take a weeks visit in the Hocking Valley to make the discovery that it was much drier in that Section than in the Northwest. It is now nearly seven weeks since they have had rain and the drought has left the Fields and Hills As Brown As Parchment. The Corn is at a standstill and promises an unusually Short crop. In the lowlands the pastures Are practically burned out. In a ride of -227 Miles the greenest Fields were noted Between Toledo and Defiance. That May be due possibly to the close proximity of the Northwest to god and water. Good wages. The Brick Are glazed by throwing Salt on the fires at a certain period during the burning of the Kiln. Times Are Good in the Hocking Valley and there was probably never a period in its history when the volume of business has been so great As it is now. This is the season of the year of course when the Coal miners Are supposed to be Busy but industries of All classes Are overrun with orders and the capacity of the varied plants Are not equal to the demands made upon them. The Clay factories aside from the potteries Are running almost exclusively on building sidewalk and paving Block. One Firebrick factory in the town of Logan operated by Toledo contractors is using about 250 tons of fire Lay per Day. They Are making paving and building blocks exclusively and could dispose of double that number if the Plant could produce them. The Hocking Clay manufacturing co one of the largest concerns in the Valley is making Large numbers of glazed building Brick which sell readily for $20 a thousand. The Brick Are used for Interior finish about mantels and the like and Are very Fine. The Plant at Union Furnace is making a dry dressed Buff building Block while the great works a Haydenville Are being run on fire proofing. The products of All these plants Are engaged before they come from the kilns. While the Clay used in the potteries is about the same As that which goes to the Brick factories its preparation for the potters table is somewhat different. The Clay is put into Large steel tanks and covered with water. A series of steel knives revolving in the tanks Cut the Clay to pieces and it passes from these tanks in a fluid state through a revolving Sieve into a Large Cistern where an immense Dasher driven by steam keeps the water and Clay Well mixed. The mixture is then dumped into what might be called a filtering press. The dress is about 20 feet Long and consist of four parallel steel bars each end of the Frame being fortified by heavy circular steel plates 2% feet in diameter. Be Ween the ends is a series of 72 can be utilized in a Way that will insure larger returns than in the making of red Brick and tile. It will be several weeks before a test is completed but it w ill be reported in Good time. The indications Are that soft Coal is going to run High again the coming fall and Winter and those who have not made their contracts for the season better do so. Coal is Nowr soling at $2.25 per ton at the mines and in Columbus they Are already discussing the possibility of $4.50 per ton Coal for september. The Coal Barons Are in a position to squeeze the people at will and gave them an awful twist when they forced the payment of $6 per ton last Winter. The Cost of mining soft Coal on the basis of hand pick mining May be of interest to the readers of the express and i give it per ton mining per ton pick .90c Cost of putting on or cars 10c Royalty. 10c $1.10 the Selling Price is now $2.25 on the cars at the mines and that gives the Baron a profit of .15. In former years he w As Content with 50 cents per ton but the taste of blood last Winter has made him a regular Bird of prey. Add 95 cents for freight to the Lake Shore and the Price steel rings that Are a part of the i of soft Coal goes up to $3.20 per dress and slide free on the Par ton and the dealers profit is still Abel bars. Between these rings to be added Are placed two thickness of heavy ducking Cut in circular it form i Success of the Chautauqua there is a two Inch Hole in the the Lancaster Camp meeting Center of these cloths. After they grounds Between Lancaster and Are placed Between the steel Columbus has been very great rings the press is tightened by an this year though so far As i have immense screw at one end of the i been Able to learn the the funeral of Well known Man solemn requiem High mass celebrated at St Johns Catholic Church. Trame. The water and Clay in the Cistern is then pumped into the filtering press and by the time the pressure goes up to 120 or 140 pounds the water ceases to flow from the press and the Clay is taken from the press in cakes 2% feet in diameter and about one Inch thick looking program was not any better than that at Island Park. These Camp grounds opened in a modest Way Many years ago with a number of tents but it has now expanded into a City of cottages with several auditoriums and is visited by thousands of people during the season. The location of the the funeral of j. M. Preisen Dorfer occurred from St. Johua a Catholic Church at 9 a. Rn., last wednesday and was very largely attended. Rev. J. P. Gloden spoke upon the life and character of the deceased in English and paid a High tribute to his memory. Or. Preisendorfe had been a faithful hardworking member of the Church and deserved All the Praise that could be Given. Solemn requiem High mass was then celebrated. Rev. J. P. Gloden was the celebrant Rev. J. A. Muehlenbeck of Toledo Deacon Rev. M. Puetz of Napoleon sub Deacon Rev. J. Michenfelder of Bellevue master of ceremony. All of these priests were warm personal friends of the deceased. After mass Rev. Muehlenbeck spoke in German and also paid a High tribute to the dead. The societies in attendance at the funeral were the St. Boniface of which the deceased was a charter member and honorary president Catholic knights of America and Catholic knights of Ohio of which he was treasurer and the German Aid society. The pall bearers were As follows Christ Diehl sr., John Schlemback Frank Pfirman Louis Krutsch j. F. Singer j. O. Weismantel j. I. Hoeffel and m. J. Walz. The remains were interred in Riverside cemetery. The crowd at the Church was Dean Adams and Lucy Allen have been licensed to wed. The sunday school of St Johns lutheran Church held its annual picnic at Island Park wednesday. The Stork left a girl baby at the Home of or. And . Bey Ayers wednesday night. All doing Well. Mrs. Frank Sites left for Columbus saturday where she will visit . John Force formerly of this City. Rev and . Howard Gilchrist and son Harold Are visiting in this City. They will remain for the Brown Partee reunion. Or. And . A. Sucher of Bryan will spent sunday Here with or. And . J. A. Foust. Mrs. Sucher is a sister of or. Foust. Abe Smith is in Camp on the Newton farm South of this City. He is doing the gum Boot act and expects by that Means to take a few fish. Talk of making Defiance tight town it is said the Saloon men will close up everything move to it is stated that the liquor dealers in the City Are growing restive under the Rule of the City officials in keeping the saloons closed on sunday and will retaliate by forcing the closing of everything else so far As is possible. It is stated that drug stores and Street car line Are on the list of concerns that Are to put up their shutters on the lords Day. It has also been 9aid that there was talk of tackling the Post office As Well. The last proposition was very Likely tacked on to the main Issue by some wag. Man or men can never know what they can do in a certain i w. G. Lehman travelling sales very great and its capacity was i Man of the Turnbull Wagon co., taxed to the utmost. It seriously ill with malarial fever i rec in until they have invest the deceased was a charter at it his Home on Washington an i ii the Saloon men Are meal it cities that i Street this City. To go on a crusade they wit know All about the closing of question when they get through. It will hardly be possible to close the drug stores All Day of the restaurants and hotels and livery stables or to Force the Street cars to suspend business these interest were never antagonistic to the Saloon men and were not responsible for the saloons being closed. However it frequently occurs that men Are not satisfied with existing conditions until they have tried to improve them and we presume the same Rule will hold Good in this Case. One can Tell More about what a what when the battled is Over. Turned of it ral. Death Krontz a John Krontz a Veteran of the civil War died at his Home 900 Ottawa Avenue East Defiance at 7 30 In. Wednesday aged 61 years 6 months and 18 Days. The funeral will occur from the House at i In. Friday. The remains will be interred in the Taylor cemetery. Or. Krontz had resided in the county fifty years and was sick for nine months preceding his death. Rev. Murphy will officiate at the funeral. New c. U. Subscribers Zeno Miller of Sherwood was in the City thursday looking after his fences. He wants the democratic nomination for representative and wants it bad. The hearing of the exceptions Union 784, . E. Lower i to the accounts of Willis Stever bakery. Executor and John w. Slough Union 617, 0. Corwin res. In probate court has been con Union 584, j. B. Weisenburger tinted until next saturday. Grocery. John b. Woods a merchant of Union 223, s. Miller res. Ney has filed proceedings in the Union 653, w. J. Vav Agner res. United states court in voluntary Union 42, Frank Werthmiller bankruptcy. A schedule filed meat Market. A Lodge instituted the haymakers now in Field like huge Platter cakes and with grounds is not to be compared All impurities eliminated from to our own Beautiful Island the Clay. The Clay is then sent Park. If Defiance people keep to a mixing machine and comes pushing their Chautauqua they out under pressure and goes to Wop make Island Park the most the Turners table. Nearly All notable resort in the Northwest the output of a modern Plant is territory. By. H. Mcc. Now made in Moulds excepting the process of making Firebrick is very interesting. The Clay the most of which is the color o Lime Stone Aud almost As hard is turned into huge revolving pans traversed by heavy rollers and reduced to powder. It is then elevated in its dry state to Large bins in the top Story of the building. From tie bin it is run in Shutes to the tempering pans. These also revolve and Are traversed by heavy rollers. Water is then turned on and after the Clay is of the proper consistency it is again elevated and is subjected to Hydraulic pressure. The result is that a bar of Clay shoots Down and an incline and a series of wire fixed upon a Frame drop Down upon the Clay and Twenty Brick or blocks Are made at each stroke of the wires. The Clay Block then pass on Down the incline to the stamping or pressing machine. After coming from the press they Are placed on trucks and Given a place in the drying room which is heated by steam. The Hocking Clay manufacturing co., can produce 50,000 blocks each Day using one compress and two stampers. After the Brick Are dry they Are Tak a to the kilns and burned for eight or ten Days the maximum heat being something Over 3000 degrees fahrenheit. The work of burning is most important and the men who have charge of that work the Large jars which Are built up by hand. The potters table is turned by steam and it is an interesting sight to see a 20 gallon Jar built. All of the Clay for the different hand made jars is carefully weighed before the Potter commences the work. Twenty 20-gallon jars is the Days task of a Good Potter. He is Well paid for his work. The Ware As it comes from the Turners table is placed in the drying room heated by steam and is afterwards treated for glazing. The dark Glaize is made by Albany a slip a a Clay Rich in Silica. This Clay is thinned with water and jars crocks Etc., Are dipped into the mixture and when the Ware comes from the Kiln after Burn ing it is beautifully glazed. Other mixtures Are used to give de Kusian the Well known Ayersville Gardner has rented his farm to will and Dave Gardner and will spend some three years in California. He will go West on account of his wife who is in bad health. Two Bee Trees were Cut on the farm of f. Vav. Ury in Tiffin township tuesday and from one 60 pounds of Fine Honey was taken. Vav. A. Schmaltz f. W. Ury John Carpenter and Epworth Souders were each pretty badly banged up by the bees. Men who Cut Bee Trees in August must pay the fiddler. Mrs. Mary Roehrs of near Stanley died thursday at 4 of clock aged 69 years. Funeral was held sunday morning. Start was made from the late residence of deceased at 9 of clock and services were held at to of clock at the Florida Good report from or. Hill. Or. D. S. Babbitt has the following from Alma mich., relative to the condition of or. D. Hill who is there for treatment a we Are glad to report to you that or. Hill is very much better even than when we wrote you or. Hills friends Here will be glad to hear that he is making such Good Progress. It will probably be several weeks before he returns Home. The White Glaze. The pottery at Church Rev off Chat Logan belongs to the Logan pottery co., and has been in operation but a Short time. The Plant Cost $15,000, has two Fine kilns of 18,000 Gallons capacity each and employs 30 men. The Plant turns out exceptionally Fine Ware and finds ready Sale another Kiln will be added the coming fall. Some of the clays sent to Logan from this City will be tested by Clay experts of the Logan pottery co. And the Hocking Clay mfg. Co. While the clays in this Vicinity do not show such an analysis As those in the Hill country it does make a Good showing and sex parts Are of the opinion that it my. Remains were interred in the Brinkman cemetery. Vav. S. Hancock Lodge k. Of p., has asked the two masonic Blue lodges in this City to cooperate with it in holding a grand picnic at Island Park some time shortly after labor Day and Omega and Tuen Dawie have both voted to participate. Committees have been appointed to prepare a program and the Date of the meeting Wil be announced later. There is no doubt but what there will be great turn out. Oat Ojana. Tov tie you have always of Ligutom a Union 884, . L. Hixon res. Union 1242, g. W. Fuller res. Union 1064, a. Shock meat Market. Union 807, a. L. Kibble Oon. Union 471, new York Candy Kitchen. Union 1323, g. S. Roth grocery. Union 2271, j. D. Martz res. Union 753, m. Desgranges res. North 283, Vav. W. Welker Saloon Ney. North 284, a. J. Crago grocery Ney. Union 1321, Wayne Lee res. Union 651, m. Rigney res Union 321, Frank Sauber. Grand Glaize Lodge of haymakers no. 172%, Wasyln statute a shows that he owes $1,900.07 in this City saturday evening by Deputy National chief Haymaker gosh Opp of Van Wert. The and has no assets. Or. And . Kimball a amp a Straw or. And . S. D. Potterf and or. And . W. L. Hill attended the first annual reunion of the Rakestraw Zoller families at Napoleon thursday. John Young an employee of the american steel package co., had the end of the Index Finger of the left hand Cut off Friday afternoon in a machine. The wound was dressed by or. C. W. Zellers. A . B. J. Gorman and daughter who have been visiting Here have returned to their Home in Chicago 111. The Central labor Union in this City has about completed All arrangements for the great Celebration on labor Day. Peter Smith left for Rome City ind., today., to spend sunday with his wife. Mrs. Smith has improved very much in health since she went to Rome City. Mrs. Charles Ensign and daughter Elizabeth left Friday evening for a months visit in Wauseon Toledo and other Points. The annual meeting of the Maumee Valley and p sneer historical society will be at the old court House and grounds in Maumee on the 10th of september. We. Wolf of pleasant township Henry county and Hattie Spade of Monroe township Putnam county were married at the Home of John Seigman in Putnam county at 5 Rn., thursday Rev. D. Dobbrick of this City officiating. J. A. Evans horse ran away Friday afternoon. Or. Evans and Geo. Perry who was in the buggy with him were thrown out near the Eder place on Clinton Street. They were not Hurt. The buggy which belonged to Don Abele was wrecked. An open bridle was the cause of the trouble. Lodge is an auxiliary of the red men. Fifteen candidates were initiated during the evening. The officers chosen were As follows past chief Haymaker a. M. Beck. Chief Haymaker a. D. Abele. Collector of straws Fred a. Schlosser. Keeper of bundles a. A. La Fountaine. Three stewards and Boss Driver Are yet to be appointed. Virgie Squire cashier of the i a. Fine banquet followed the first National Bank spent wed-1 work in the Lodge room mesday on the Bank a farm near Sherwood and looked after the. Threshers. A crop of 1500 family re Union bushels of Oats was thrashed the third annual re Union of during the Day. The Brown Partee family will be miss Maud Lacy of Defiance held at Rural Chapel Tiffin attending the teachers Institute township wednesday sept. 2, not Only is the news of the i Here this week and also visiting 11903. The meeting will be called whole world covered with Unex-1 relatives. Mrs. Chas. Behringer i to a. In. A great sunday Magazine ample fullness in the the Sun-1 of Defiance visited with her Par Day issues of the Chicago record ends or. And . Frank Bern Herald but every edition pm Ardin Argus braces also an exceedingly Choice Wood Hancock h and assortment of unrated special Putnam countie9 we soon h articles rank my with the to guest the con8truction of probably the products o our Best magazines. T Orch it a quot such Wei known and popular tion in the few a cq8t writers As William e. Curtis and c. W. Brown president. Walter Wellman and Frank g. Carpenter Are regular contrib Cors to the Chicago sunday record Herald. There Are Many special articles in each Issue of particular interest to women in eluding the latest fashions House Lold Economy Art music and the cd Rama Etc. There is a Beautiful $50,000 will be 25 Miles in length and will Benefit about 3,500 people. Capt. L. W. Richardson returned Home from Bryan last Friday where he attended the reunion of his old regiment the 68th o. V. I., on thursday. There were one Hundred of the by illustrated special sporting i boys present and they were in Section which not Only covers All i pertained royally by the Bryan the news of the sporting world i people. With a thoroughness that Satis b. Amp o. Passenger train no. 6, aes to the utmost but includes due Here at 8 52 In. Was struck also entertaining department by on the crossing at Holgate wed such sporting experts As Tim mesday evening by a Clover Leaf Mun s of baseball Matt a a of a it noted for his a Tauts on pugilist a and j. L. Hervey who conducts the department of a harness i Archambeault of this City was a the comic Section and other en-1 passenger on the a amp o. Train pertaining departments round out this Mammoth sunday Magazine to the entire satisfaction of its readers. Castoria. Btu the the kind yes have always Boa pfc Tif Taxt of cleaning House is one of the untie that a weak woman looks Forward to with dread. A a Rule she knows that she must pay for the Over Strain with Days or weeks of womanly suffering. Or. Pierces favorite prescription makes weak women Strong and a Juk women Well. It cures the womanly diseases which under i n e the general health. It establishes regularity dries weakening drains heals inflammation and ulceration and cures female Wea nes9. Quot i took two bottles of your a favorite prescription a and two of the Golden medical discovery1 and am feeling writes . Dan Mckenzie of Lorway mines. Cape Breton Ca Nova Scotia. Quot i had uterine trouble also Pamin the Side and headache. After taking you Medicine i was cured. You May publish this or use it is any Way Yew think Best As i cannot speak too highly of or. Pierce and i a favorite prescription a has the testimony of thousand of women to its Complete cure of womanly diseases. Do. Not accept an unknown and unproved aug. 29th 1903 a Nickel plate Road substitute in its place tickets Good returning to and including j free. Or. Pierces common sense train leaving Chicago at 9 15 In. J medical adviser is sent free on Recei monday evening aug. 31st, 1903 give i of Stamps to pay expense of mailing Only. Two fall Days to enjoy the places of in-1 Send a one it yet Stamps for the Book in Terest and amusement in the great City. Paper covers for the cloth fare for round trip from Fostoria 12.75 to i iii j till Flor Pierce. Call the nearest agent or address c. A. Buffalo novt Altoun t. P. A., fort Wayne lad. 1 freight. The passengers on the b. Amp o. Train were badly shaken up but fortunately very Little damage was done. Clayton excursion to Chicago or. And . John Beck of East Defiance have a new of baby at their Home. A new Furnace is being put id the basement of the Christian Church in North Defiance. Mrs. Burns and daughter of Chicago 111., Are the guests of or and j. J. Burns on Holgate Avenue. The Case of Chas. Shirley who was fined $50 and costs in the mayors court for Selling liquor to minors has been appealed to common pleas court. Mrs. A. E. Huff ort and daughter . A. M. Dannison ism Nettie Huffert arrived hers monday from Trinidad col., and will visit for several weeks. Chas. Smith has completed a new House on the farm of Chaa. Behringer in Mark township and commenced a new House on the farm of l. Trowbridge in the same township. Master Brice and miss Myrtle Bell and miss Clara Bauer of port Huron mich., who Baa been the guest of miss Bell for several Days returned to Xenia tuesday to resume their studies. Lem Sapp who is making the racing circuit with Shelly a horses spent sunday at his lome in this City. He left for Napoleon monday where he will remain for a week. Shelly a horses have made a Fine showing so far this season. Or. And . Henry 8etther, Are making an extended trip up the great lakes upon one of the big freight steamers belonging to his brother Frank slither of Cleveland. Or. Neither is much improved in health and expects to return Home in splendid shape j the republicans of Putnam county have nominated the Fob lowing ticket representative d. S. Myers of Continental pro Eluting attorney e. R. East Man of Ottawa commissioner f. N. Ellis of Ottawa infirmary director a. T. Steiner of Greensburg township. Miss Annie daughter of mr., and . F. W. Young of Harrison Street was assisted in eel Brating her twelfth birthday saturday by a number of her Little friends. A pleasant feature of the party was a Peanut Hunt and the attending prizes. Refreshments were served. Jason a. Law is getting his tile Mill on route 6, South of this City in flue shape. Henry Brinkman has just completed a big dry shed for him and that enables him to do a Good business. Or. Law has one of the Best tile Mills in this Section of the state. It is modern and up to Date. He is getting out three kilns of tie each week

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