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Defiance Weekly Express (Newspaper) - December 25, 1903, Defiance, Ohio Defiance is a City of the second a --10,000. Growing rapidly situated at the Confluence of the a Glaize and Maumee heart of the great Maumee Valley vol. , Ohio. Friday december 25, 1903. No. 3 the City Council did not meet was found impossible to drum up quorum on saturday night. The City Council adjourned Friday evening to meet at 7 30 p. In. Saturday when it was expected to Settle the matter of the bite or the Library building. At the hour named there were Peee Entje. H. Hockman president of the Council and messes. Groweg Westrick and Chenvert. An Effort was made to get a quorum but for some reason the members would not come in. There were petitions on hand to be presented to the Council that were signed by 458 persons. They were protesting against the building being located on the old fort grounds. J. J. Malley was also present to offer on behalf of col. Chan. W. Krotz the Flat Iron shaped lot bounded by fifth division and Harrison streets As a site for the new Library building. It is not Likely that the Council will meet again until the next regular meeting night miss Mary Fellers entertained a Small company at her Home on Holgate Avenue thursday evening. A very pleasant entertainment was Given in the Broadway Christian Church thursday evening. A Fine literary and musical program was rendered. Joseph s. Par men ter of my comb and mrs. Nettie Edwards of this City were married thursday afternoon at the m e parsonage by Rev. Clayton a. Smucker a letter to his Uncle John from Francis f. Butler brings the announcement of his recent marriage. The Bride miss Helen Fairchild is teacher of music in the Blackwell Baptist College at Blackwell okla., where or. Butler for two years has been the teacher of theology. Francis was born and raised in Defiance and is a Young Man of whom our City May justly feel proud. He graduated from the High school and took the classical course at Denison University Granville o. He then spent three years at Rochester theological Seminary Rochester n. Y. It was there he met the accomplished Young woman who on last tuesday become his wife. Or. Butlers friends who have watched Bis career with interest will be pleased to learn of his Success in the College work and will wish him Many years of happiness. Mrs. Flattie Willey. Mrs. Willey and mrs. Medary each played instrumental selections on the piano. Roll Call was responded to with quotations suitable for Christmas. The ladies were especially Busy with their needlework on this occasion. Connun-drum8 furnished much amusement for a time. The hostess was assisted by masters Frank and Russell Savage in serving an elegant two course lunch. Each lady found at her plate Dainty cards with Christmas greetings for souvenirs. Mrs. E. P. Willey of Chicago and mrs. Annette fallen of Cleveland were guests of the club. The next meeting will be held Jan. 13th, at the Home of mrs. Abe Smith on Washington Street. Company a 2nd regiment n. G. Has just been enrolled Hicksville. O. At to a pretty wedding took place at the Home of mrs. Luderman of Florida at 5 p. In. Dec. To the Bride being her daughter Wilhelmina. The Groom was or. Chas. Knoepfle of Bremen id. They were married by Rev. Rottman. The bridesmaid was Elizabeth Luderman. The grooms Best Man was Otto Knoepfle brother of the Groom. The Bride looked very Sweet in a Beautiful White silk dress and wore White carnations. The bridesmaid carried Pink carnations. The House was decorated in White and Pink Carnation after the ceremony dinner was served. Those present were or. And mrs. Cha Knoepfle and daughter and son Emma and Otto of Bremen ind., and Rev. Rottman and wife of Florida. Later in the evening the Bride and grooms friends heartily belled and congratulated them. Or. And mrs. Knoepfle will be at Home to their Many friends in their new Home at Bremen id. After dec. 25, 1908. The thirteen club held a pleasant meeting wednesday afternoon at the Home of mrs. I. N. Savage on Jefferson Street. is Stevens read an interesting paper on a origin of St. Nicholas and mrs. Chas Ensign Sang two selections she was accompanied by Isaac Lalonde was called Cleveland Friday by the serious illness of his son Frank who is Down with typhoid fever. Jacob d. Abele returned Home from Zanesville Friday evening where he had been called by the death of a brother in Law. John Abele who was with him returned Home saturday. Walter Payne Deputy state fire marshal spent Friday evening in this City. He left for Cecil that morning where he will investigate the recent fires in that place and try and determine the cause. A horse and buggy was stolen from Wes Job mop who resides near Napoleon Friday evening. The officers Here have been notified to look out for the Rig. The horse is Brown Iii color and the wheels on the buggy Low. Forrest rout who has been site for Library two parcels of land owned by the City Are proposed As a site for a Library building the old fort ground and the City prison lots. Among the things to be considered should be size and suitability of ground pure air Freedom from noise dust danger from fire accessibility Beauty of location and surroundings expense to the City and and Van tages to be derived by the City and people generally from the location at a particular place. As to size and suitability of ground the fort ground is the larger tract but it is not too Large. It has streets on two sides and Rivers on the other two. The land lies Twenty feet above the Rivers which always contain flowing water. The City prison lots have a Street on the East and the canal in the rear which when full contains foul almost stagnant water and when empty a sea of slimes impurities and Alta. The surface of the canal is higher than the surface of these lots. As to pure air and Freedom from noise and dust the fort ground is immeasurably Superior to the prison lots. The higher level foul water slime and mud of the canal is anything but a desirable backing for a Library building. If the canal bed should be supplanted by a Railroad either on elevated tracks or at the present level of the Towpath the noise dust and smoke would Render the the site absolutely beyond consideration. If the canal is abandoned what the land would be used for if not for a railway eau Only be surmised but it might be some purpose which would be greatly to the disadvantage of the Library. If the canal is enlarged it would mean its foul Waters and Slimy bed would be closer than Ever to the building and part of the land would be taken for that purpose. Accessibility. The main business portion of Clinton Street extends from the Maumee River Bridge to fifth Street. There is much More business on Clinton Street North of the Bridge than on Clinton Street South of fifth. The fort ground is As near the business Center of the City As the City prison lots. Nearly one half of the people of the City live in North and East Defiance. About 43 per cent of the voters reside there. All residents in North Defiance and All East Defiance who use the sunday schools thursday working in Gin office of the badge express co. With agent Daugherty for the past two months has made such a Good record that he has been taken to Huntington iod., where he has been Given a Good position in Oue of the company a offices. The Christian who does not thrill with Joy at Christmas time will not find a great Deal of happiness in heaven in a afraid. If the thought of what Christmas Means does not fill your heart with love for All Mankind in a afraid you Are missing a part of the two commandments on which hang All the Law and prophets a to love thy neighbor As it seems to me sometime that some of us Haven tas Good an idea of what the coming of Christ really meant As had the devout jews who lived centuries before the first Christmas Day. You remember How the Prophet Isaiah foretold the messiahs coming picturing it As a great Light shining upon them that dwell in the land of the Shadow of death. He told of the Joy of those who had seen this Light of rejoicing of those whose Burden was lightened. He said that a child which is born unto us shall Bear the government of the world upon his shoulders and that of his government and of peace there should be no end. That is what the coming of Christ meant that is what we mean by the Celebration of Christmas. If we who walked in darkness have really seen the Light can we to other than rejoice if our Yoke is broken our burdens lightened can we help being Gla i of we Are. Indeed a child of the King if we Are under his government whose service is perfect Freedom if we really know that peace which pass eth understanding can we go through life looking As if the sol rows of All the world were in our daily cup no Ray children if we have seen that Light we will rejoice and be glad and while we Are Loving the lord with All our hearts we will not forget our neighbors and friends nor even the stranger that is within our Gates but will help them to rejoice and help them to find something to rejoice Over. The happiness of christians bubbles up every minute in the Day and in the watches of the night. Everyone who comes near him feels it and knows it. It helps him throw aside the har passing cares of life when they unduly press upon him and turn to the Good things god provides in this Beautiful world he has Given us. And so when Christmas comes while he does not forget the religious element it of the Day while he worships and praises with prayer and song he also praises the Good lord by rejoicing in this Bounty and making glad those about him. He alone of All men can say a merry Christmas for it is to himself that peace and Good will have come. So if i were you i would not decide to strike Christmas Day from the Calendar. Instead i would try to realize what that first Christmas Day Means to you and to All the world and then rejoice with exceeding great Joy that you have seen the great Light and with a merry heart which Marketh a cheerful countenance go Forth to wish All the merry Christmas. By county Secretary. Let us hear from some of the Little folks Tell me what you got for Christmas or How you spent the Day who will be the first to write a letter. Send news to h. L. Stock. Of ground below the level of canal. Expense to the City. The the prison lots Are occupied by the City prison and As storage place for material belonging to the City. The City prison Cost $6,000 about Twenty years ago. The lots Are Worth about $3,000 if vacant. The Devotion of this the purpose of parcel of land to the Library purpose would entail the Purchase of other land somewhere in the Central District for the City prison. The City prison is a necessity but is comparatively lit tie used for prisoners and is Sim the Hopkins treet Bridge i ? ? a Ufal Centt for municipal use for the next ten or Twenty years. Death Allens mrs. John Allen died at her Home on Kintner Street at l up a. In. For Day aged 94 years. She leaves a husband who has been an invalid for fifteen years. Or. And mrs. Allen resided in this City for a great Many years or. Allen being one of the old time employees of the Defiance machine works. The funeral occurred from the House at 2 p. In. Sunday. In second Street Bridge would reach the fort grounds much More readily and quickly. To those living in East Defiance who use and those living in the northerly part of the first and second wards either place would be equally accessible. There Are several Hundred More people in the City living to th3 North and to the East of the fort ground than there Are to the South and West of the prison lots. The fort ground is a place of natural Beauty with magnificent views up and Down the Rivers. The prison grounds can never be made More than a Flat piece n t Wei lumber dealers heed and beautified. A Carnegie Library there would not Only be a Monument to the donor but As Well to the Wisdom and generosity of our people and officials. The outlines of the old fort need not be obliterated there would be abundant room for monuments to wave and Many others and the f lunders of the town to make his historic spot a Pride and advantage to All our people would be fulfilled. I have committed myself to the fort ground and the above Are my reasons. J. D. Westrick. R. 0. Cameron dentist office Over singers grocery. W. H. Myers of Chicago is Home for the holidays. Carl Kettenring is Home from Cornell for the holidays. Miss Mabel Winn is Home from Wittenberg for the holidays. John Abele returned Home from Zanesville sunday evening. O. N. Beach travelling agent of the Star mfg. Co., spent sunday in the City. Miss Besse Powell is Home from school at Washington d. C., for the holidays. L. Archambeault and family of Holgate spent with his parents. Mrs. W. B. Daoust had her left hand badly burned with hot grease saturday. Alex Peaslee is Home from Mcgill University Montreal Canada for the holidays. T t Ansberry returned Home saturday from an extended business trip in the South. John lower the Carpenter fell in front of Buffington a saturday and broke his left forearm Paul and Bernard Meilink of Toledo Are visiting their Grandfather John b. Weisenburger. Before you buy you Candy for the holidays. Call on 96 3t-d w John Rogliatti. W. Kniss the la. S. Express agent at the b. Amp o. Junction is Down with a severe attack of the grip. Buy your suits and overcoats at a. W. King amp son where you can buy them cheap. Defiance Ohio. All the latest patterns in gents Fine Monarch shirts cheap at a. W. King amp son clothiers. Defiance Ohio. Nellie live on a simple diet done i fret and worry. Your Rosy Cheeks Anc Clear pretty skin will return soon As you commence taking Rocky Mountain Tea Weisenburger amp Emery. We. Kirtley. Or. Is Home from Columbus where he was called to attend a special meeting of the state Board of Public works. The following marriage licenses have been issued Wesley Batchelor 61, Aud Mary Ann Bowker 48 Frank f. Conkey and Ethel Donley. Miss nicely the Well known music teacher who resides on John Rogliatti has the cheapest Best and freshest Candy in the City. 96 3t do Lafe Conkie tested the temperature of a Kettle of liquid lard with his Finger the other Day at the Elliott Home in North Rich lond. He will not do it again. The messenger office at Fremont was destroyed by fire sunday evening. One Linotype was about the Only thing that was saved. The loss is about $7,000. J. L. Patterson of the Crescent news had an interest in the messenger. The Stork paid a visit to the Home of or. And mrs. A. Min Sel Corner of Jackson and third streets Friday and left a Little girl baby. Some Friend of the doctor Bull tined twins at the store this morning but that was not True. Mother and babe doing Well. The Wabash railway co. Has a big Force of men Here raising the water tank near the depot and putting in larger pipe from the tank to the standpipe just East of the depot. This change was found necessary to accommodate the big engines that Are now in use on this division. Harry rout of this City who is a member c f the u. S. Signal corps sailed Friday for the Philippines. He has been Over a flood part of the South since he entered the service and likes the work. He does not know How Long he will be in the far East. One of the rooms of Fred French a store in Paulding was badly damaged by fire saturday afternoon. Or. French was so Hadly burned about the face and hands that he will be Laid up for for several weeks. The fire started in the gasoline tank of the lighting Plant in the store. Or. French will take charge of the Burt store Here on january to while Dave King was coming out of a shed in the rear of his Home with an armful of Wood Sukdav evening he fell and struck his Side on the Edge of a step. He was pretty badly Hurt and it was necessary for the family he Simian or. Powell to be with him a Good part of the evening. He is still Ltd unlined to his bed and is so Ore that he can scarcely move. Guy t. Gould inspector of division of salaries and allowances of the Post office depart Thim reliable absolutely pure there is no substitute officers installed regular meeting of to an Dawie the officers elect of Tuen Dawie Lodge no. 195, f. Amp a. M., were duly installed wednesday evening by the retiring w. M., e. J. Phelps Virgil Squire acting As grand marshal. The officers for the ensuing year Are As follows w. . W. Lind. S. . Dirr. J. . J. Papenhagen. Treasurer a. E. Beardsley. Secretary a. Viers. Chaplain Rev. A. Smucker. S. Groweg. J. Doenitz. S. . W. Wortman. J. Whitney. Tyler a. J. Phelps. The entered apprentice degree was conferred upon one candidate. Light refreshments were served. Holgate Avenue fell saturday naut was Here monday to accept Speisert mrs. Christ Speiser died at her Home in Brunersburg Between 4 and 5 of clock wednesday aged 57 years. She leaves a husband and eight children As follows mrs. Christ Diehl or. And Eddner of this City mrs. Con key of Toledo misses Minnie and Anna Frank Walter and Glenn Speiser the funeral will occur from the House at 2 p. In. Sunday Rev. Carl Spannuth officiating. Interment at Brunersburg. Our windows Are All with the Glass in we have a window for the barn and Chicken Coop with Glass that wont break. Come and buy when you Are ready for these. We have a Large Stock of barn siding both is ship Lap and a Stock Board. Our prices Are right for the grades. Cheney amp Godfrey the Library building should never be located on less than two full lots. It would be much better in Point of Economy and everything else for the City to buy a Quarter of a Block on Wayne Street at $7,000 or even $8,000 that to dismantle and tear Down the prison and use these lots for a Library. The tearing Down of the City prison and Purchase of property for the City a use and building of a new prison in the end we believe would mean an expense of a 5,000 or $20,000 for which there is no real need As against this great outlay for the prison lots the City would be called upon to build a walk around and crossing to the fort ground. By giving the janitor of the building special police Power no additional expense would be incurred for the fort ground because a janitor will have to be provided at any Cost if another City prison were provided it is probable As Many Street lights would be required As would be needed additional for the Vicinity of the Library if located on the fort ground. The fort ground has been dedicated to the City for Public use. Even if the Library is not located there it should be lighted to masonic election officers chosen for ensuing year at a regular meeting of of co nox be Council no. 55, it. Amps. M., Friday evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year t. I. a. H. Mcclintock. D. I . T. Whitaker. P. Of . S. May or. Treasurer a. E. Beardsley. Recorder a. J. Phelps. Of . W. Mitchell. Of . S. Steven Steward John c Yingling. Sentinel of. Vav. Ury. Installation regular meeting in january 1904. A special meeting has been afternoon and fractured her right wrist. Oranges from 15 cents to 50c per dozen Fine Bon Bons made fresh daily from 15c to 35c per Box at John Rogliatti a. 96 3t do a. W. King amp son Are Selling All the Nobby styles in boys overcoats at reduced prices. Store open every evening. Defiance Ohio. In addition to donating a lot for the Public Library building. Colonel b f Enos will contribute the new Post office building. He was delighted with the building in every particular and says Defiance has one of the Best equipped pos offices in the state of Ohio. The building is Well arranged Well located Well lighted while the furniture is Superb. A Man was driving Down Clinton Street monday on a two horse sled. Several boy climbed on the sled and Rode for several squares. Suddenly the Man turned on one of the lads and slashed him viciously several times with his heavy whip. It Man who saw the affair invited the fellow off his sled to see How he would come out in a contest with a Man. The Driver refused to vacate his sled. $100 to Aid in building a Dock was a cruel thing. A travelling along the River front. The Many friends of mrs. We. Gilson will be sorry to learn that she is Down with typhoid fever. Her husband has just recovered from a Long siege of the fever. Miss Henry Schaffer who resides five Miles North of the City fell and sustained a Collar fracture saturday. Or. J. D. Wes trick was called to attend the lady. _ starts the circulation expands the limbs strengthens the heart builds up the entire system that a what Rocky Mountain Tea will do. 35c. Weisen in surge amp Emery. Miss Mary Ardner and Mother were the Happy recipients of a $25 Cash Christmas remembrance from sister brother and son Zella and Frank of Chicago. Harry e. Lee an old Defiance boy now a prominent lawyer of new York City will be married to miss Ida r. Fursman at Colorado Springs col., dec. 31, 1903. _ Florida. A new addition is being added to the m. E. Parsonage or. Abe Champion and family or. Sam Kinney and family miss May sell Reid miss Al. J Owens and or. Frank str Keman spent sunday with or. George King and . Hall of Toledo is visiting her daughter mrs. Chas. Brinkman Dan Weaver and family Ernest Heilman and family miss Grace Reid and Herm Champion spent sunday with we. Karsner miss Clara Andrews who has been visiting Here has returned to her Home in Defiance miss Zina Brubaker spent sunday with her Friend miss Debbie Lewis. Established 1859 the courts judgment was taken in the car of Josiah Mcelroy is Vav. 0. Stever executor for $338.12. Called for tuesday evening Jan judgment was also taken in uary 5th, 1904, at which time the Case of Vav. 0. Stever executive degrees will be conferred on a Tor is Josiah m. Mcelroy for big class i $170.86. The motion for a new trial in a taint no use to Ait Down and whine i the Case of Joseph Dauble is the when no fish get tangled in your p. G. Amp e. Co. Was overruled. Line bait your Hook with a Bumble Bee and keep on taking Rocky Moon Tea. Weisenburger amp Emery. The attorneys also commenced to argue a motion in the Case of Bessie Mccollister is. Fred biker but it was continued until dec. I tie fun Kiron ban a capital and earnings Over $225,000.00 a it designated depository for funds of the United states Treasury. The United states courts. Defiance county. Defiance City and Western depository of the balt. Amp Ohio Railroad. Pm t

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