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Defiance Weekly Express (Newspaper) - December 18, 1903, Defiance, Ohio Defiance is a City of the second Grade population >10,00 o. Growing rapidly a situated at the Confluence of the a Glaize and Maumee heart of the great Maumee Ley of vol. Xiv . Ohio. Friday december 18. 1903. No. 2 in sudden death of h. P. Miller prominent citizen passes away suddenly on wednesday evening Horace p. Miller is dead the Call baying come at about 10 30 p. Iii. Wednesday he had not been sick he bad made no complaint there was absolutely thing to forecast the Shadow that was upon the threshold of his Home he had been at the office of the h. P. Miller produce co. In the evening and had gone Over business of the Day with his men and had expected Thop morning to meet them again and talk to those who were going on the Road. Bid everyone Good night and left for Home in excellent spits. When he reached Home he with his wife and son Glenn played flinch. It about 9 30 he retired for the night. It was nearly an Hon. Ate when mrs. Miller followed her husband to their sleeping apartments. When she entered the room he remarked that it must be getting colder out of doors because he could feel it in bed. He then turned Over in bed and a moment later she heard him gasp. She turned on the electric lights. There was one More gasp and the spirit of husband and father had fled from its Tabernacle of Clay. Or. E. E. K. Chapman the family physician arrived at the Miller Home about fifteen minutes Latey but there was no service he could Render. The sudden pass ing of or. Miller he ascribed to heart trouble. Frank Miller of North Defiance was called but his father had been dead some time before he reached the House. The sudden death of or. Miller was a great Shock to the Community and in a very few minutes after the death Many neighbors were present to assist the family and Uffer their sympathy. Horace p. Miller was born in Williams county Ohio sept. 24, 1848. His parents came from Tompkins county n. Y., and first settled in Summit county and later moved to Williams. There were seven children three boys and four girls. Only two of the daughters who reside at Stryker survive. Or. Miller wets educated at Lockport and on sept. 22,1870, was married to miss Jennie s. Beatty. Three children resulted from this Union Frank g., Claud w. Aud Glenn Miller. Claud died a number of years ago in California. Frank And Glenn Miller with the Mother survive the husband and father. Or. Miller started life As a far Mer but later went into the produce business for 0. T. Letcher co., of Bryan carried on the business in this City coming Here in 1874. A later or. Miller formed a Copartnership with Morgan of Fostoria and bought out the business Here. Or. Morgan soon disposed of his holdings and ret tired from the business. Some ten years ago or. Mille formed the h. P. Miller co. And the business was conducted in that name until last fall when the company was reorganized j under the name of the h. P. Mil Ler produce co. He was president of this company and his son Frank Miller Secretary and treasurer. Or. Miller was looked upon As one of the Best produce men in the Middle West. The business had grown in great Bounds in the last few years and the company had come to own its own refrigerator cars and probably handle More poultry and eggs during the year than any single House Between the Mississippi River and the Allegheny mountains. Or. Miller grew up in the business and was familiar with All the details. He was a Man of great Energy and his constant push was what made the business grow. In late years his son Frank Miller had become the constant Counselor of his father. He is thoroughly conversant with the ins and outs of the Trade and the responsibilities of Thev old House will now fall upon him. Frank Miller is married and has a pleasant Home in North Defiance. Glenn Miller is still in school and resides at Home with his Mother. The sudden death of or. Miller was a great Shock to his Many friends in this City and the family our line or handkerchiefs is the Best Low priced line you can find. Burts Bazaar. In i the Peoples so i i we want i % your attentions 1st. The showing we Are making in handkerchiefs there has never been on display a greater and bet in ter assortment than we Are showing in to $3.00. It will pay you to do your shopping Here in this m line. Special for Holiday gifts i lot of Gold and s m Pearl handled umbrellas $2.50 to $5.00. They m Are beauties covers All silk. Pagan frames the Best the Market afford. New gloves Lehman a m real kid gloves. We have thoroughly tested their wearing qualities and can say in Good Faith they Are alright. $1.00 to $2 of. If you were to live a Hundred years you could never see a better $10.00 m wrap than we Are showing. We Are making m special prices on All wraps for the holidays. Your inspection invited. A i has the sympathy of every one. The remains of h. P. Miller were consigned to a grave on the family lot at Riverside cemetery sunday afternoon. The funeral services occurred from the family residence on Wayne Street at 1 30 p. In. Rev. Clayton a. Smucker pastor of St. Pauls m. E. Church being in charge. He a assisted by Rev. A. B. Murphy of the first Baptist Church and b. W. Slagle of the presbyterian Church. The music for the service was rendered by mrs. R. W. Webb miss Glenn a Morris Henry Virgil Squire miss piano. The music rendered was As follows 1st�?�?ofade, fade each earthly Joy a 2nd�?�?ohear my prayer and Rock of 3d�?�?ojesus Lover of my the funeral was under the auspices of the tue Dawie Lodge. No. 195, f. Amp a. M., there being about 75 masons in line Many of them coming from Evansport. The pall bearers were r. H. Gleason r. T. Whitaker l. Hatry b. F. Enos Syl Garver w. A. Kehnast John a. Foust and a. Minsel. At the cemetery the remains Viola Palmer presiding at the were taken direct to the grave where the masons held a Short Short service after which Rev. Smucker led in prayer. The following out of town friends attended the funeral mrs. H. Rumsey or. And mrs. Fred Calkins or. And mrs. C. D. Calkins d. Rumsey and or. And of mrs. Holton of Stryker Carl c. Beatty Van Wert or. And mrs. John Childs and miss Addie cober of Toledo Mel Beatty and Pete Smith of West Unity. Mrs. Holton is a twin sister of or. Miller. Mrs. C. P. Calkins is also a sister Page Cherry of Chicago or. Eckerly of Fostoria and Chas. Horning and Nick Scheller of new Bavaria were also present. The old reliable i r. 0. Cameron dentist Over singers grocery. Office a i was troubled with constipation and stomach troubles lost flesh my complexion was ruined Rocky moan Tea brought Back my health and Allen St.jjlouis35. Cents. Weisenburger and Emery. Absolutely pure the eke is no substitute remarkable tribute to Defiance factory shows what american Pluck and brains do in worlds Market. Can we present in this Issue of the weekly express an article that pays the highest Premium compliment to a Defiance institution the Defiance machine works. The article in question is an extract from the 1902 report of the com of Mollencupp great Sale purchased must have the too Etea Vily Money by Jan. 1st, i _ i a. Doali of the Cash out of this immense Stock we Are offering you a rare Chance to buy now a the time for buying Holiday goods. In order to be Allyc Neve before has such a sacrifice Sale in the jewelry line occurred in Defiance. All our goods Are first class fully warranted and marked in Plain figures. One Price to All and guaranteed lower than any other store in America considering Quality. Lese Low Price will those of Aly Host a cd Louse ladies and gents watches Best 20 year Gold. A i filled closed cases your Choice of makes such i is Ivor Walt As the Boss Crescent Fahys Wadworth Etc. I v via a Ai. Is Complete with Good Elgin movements Worth $18 i a Ujj Silver Teaspoons per set 3,47 to $0 your Choice $11.98 Best Quality triple plated Teaspoons set $ 1,4 5 solid Gold cuff link buttons pair 1,47 to 2,98 heavy solid Gold band rings each $2,75 $3 solid Gold ladies set rings each $1,75 $4 solid Gold engraved ban rings each $2.75 some Good open face watches $10,87 solid Gold watches at squally Low prices 8 Day Oak clocks Best Quality $1,65 to 2,98 8 Day handsome mantel clocks $3,98 to amp handsome watch chains regular $2.50 at $1,50 ladies guard chains Best Quality at $3,50 $1.25 Best Grade alarm clocks at 89 c Rodgers Best Quality knives and Forks Doz. $2.98 Over 2000 rings to select from our prices will suit you a first class talking machine with i dozen selected records Complete for $7.89 we have the largest Stock of phonographs in Defiance. All makes and prices. Silver plated Tea sets water sets cake dishes cups nut and fruit bowls Etc. At half Price thousands of Beautiful and serviceable articles too numerous to mention at less than Cost. Mercial relations of the fruited states with Europe. The founder of the company Peter Kettenring while now retired from Active service has left three sons in the harness w. A., c. H. And r. P. Kettering who Are widening the Field and devel Oping the latent qualities of the Plant in such a Way As to jail out the warmest commendation of the general government. The Mea who Are employed by this company Are deserving their Geo. A. Ensign the Draughtsmen Are men of exceptional ability and their Active Quot and resourceful brains have evolved in great part the wonderful machines that Are revolutionizing i he woodworking factories of the world. Back of them is a Large number of Brainy mechanics readers students thoughtful sober men full of ideas and Ever ready with suggestions and criticisms that would Only tend to strengthen the work of their associates and push along the crusade of their factory in the ind amp rial centers of the world. To them too is due some of the Honor that has come to the Defiance machine works. It pays to employ Good men and pays to take care of them full share of the glory that has come to it. Chas. Seymour and and that is one of the secrets of the Success of the Defiance machine works. The Wise Laws and policies of the Republican party Are responsible in the first instance for the development of our industries. The express has stood for those principles for forty five years since it became a paper and takes Pride in pointing out 4b All classes the growth of a Defiance Plant under the Sunshine of Protection. The article in question is As follows do not fail to attend this Sale. As it Means a great saving to you and you May never have such an Opportunity to Purchase Fine goods at such Low prices. Quot we have the goods you have the Money. Everything fully guaranteed. Come Early and avoid the Rush. Store open every night. Mollencop leading jeweler and optician Defiance o american woodworking machinery in England. The transition from Timber to woodworking machinery is easy and natural hence it is that a passing reference to the introduction and use in England of this class of machinery will not be out of place Here. On the line of the northeastern railway Halfway Between Hull and Leeds lies the Little town of Selby. It is chiefly noted for its Abbey its unpretentious ship y Ani on the Banks of the ouse its Gas works its defunct packing House and its few factories. Thousands of americans pass through Here every Bummel on their Way to the historic town of York about 15 Miles northward. It is Safe to say that not one of them when looking out on the scene and viewing the tall chimneys of these factories realizes that Ohio machinery is at work in the largest and most prosperous of them turning out spokes Aud bellies and wheels and All sorts of finished Woodwork for every conceivable form of Wagon for the use of the British govern ment in various parts of the Empire and especially in South Africa. Yet such is the Case and such the marvelous Success of these machines that the Wagon factory Here owned by messes. Stagg amp Robson limited can turn out their work on Shorter notice and in better style than any other firm in England in proportion to its size. The proprietors inform me that their efforts to secure government contracts Are so dependent on the operation of their american Plant that these machines have now become absolutely indispensable As an adjunct of their works. There Are fifteen machines in one department of this factory devoted exclusively to the manufacture of wheels. They Are All the product of a Well known concern at Defiance Ohio and can turn out ready for tire log about 250 wheels per Day. While the output has been increased Twenty times Over the enormous decrease in the Cost of production enables the proprietors to meet Competition at an advantage they never possessed before. The rapid execution of the work at every stage of the process of manufacture and the Superior character and excellence of finish attained gives them another great advantage in the matter of dispatch As affecting the fulfilment of contracts where time limit is an implied or expressed condition. The capacity of the spoke machines is almost in limited and their operation so simple and so thorough As to excite the wonder and admiration of everyone who has witnessed it. They turn tenon Throat Bevel Buff and Complete the spoke in such a Short Pace of time that thousands can be turned out in a single Day of eight hours work in the same Way bellies Are evolved with marvelous rapidity and every part of the wheel made Complete and put together ready for tiring. From every conceivable standpoint including that of Economy these machines Are pronounced to be the finest specimens of american ingenuity Ever put Down in a Wagon factory in England. Their work has been closely inspected by the government and it is highly satisfactory to know that it has invariably been approved. The machines which formerly did this work for messes. Stagg amp Robson have been relegated to the scrap Heap. This face appeals to us rather comfortably in View of a recent Awakening in the minds of the British Public on the aim and scope of the a american our line of parlor lamps. Cannot be beaten for Quality or Price. Call and see them. Burts Bazaar

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