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Defiance Weekly Express (Newspaper) - July 23, 1903, Defiance, Ohio
Defiance is Acito of the secondgradepopulation--10,000. Growing rap i ply a situated at the Confluence of the Auola ize and Maumee heart of the great Maumee Valley vol. , Ohio. Thursday july 23, 1903. No. 33 report of Board Trade committee a full statement of receipts and expenditures for july 4 Celebration Defiance 0., july 15,1903. To the Board of Trade Defiance Ohio. Your committee appointed to conduct a carnival and fourth of july Celebration beg leave to submit the following report Cash receipts. C Diehl brewing co. $ 50 of Peoples Gas amp electric co. To of Schlembach Bros. To of a Maag. 0 of Defiance grocery co. To of a Hughes it pc co. Ioco alike Zeigler. 10 00, m Fisher. To of j Lafountain. To of i l. Conkle Rig. Gust Matthews. F. P. Kelly. In. Wertheimer. W. A. Snider c. W. Kerns. Win. Widmer. 0. Brenning. Max Horn. K. W. Herdegen c. H. Hunter. D. E. Dozer. A h. Hockman i 0� i of i of i of i of i 03 i of i of i of i of 50 50 social miss Octavia Schneider at her Home on Holgate Avenue delightfully entertained a Small com. Pany of friends at a six of clock dinner thursday for the pleasure of miss Maud Seibert of Toledo. After dinner they formed a theatre party and witnessed the play at Island Park. Total from citizens.$610 of Street privileges. 69 99 ten per cent receipt carnival .91 47 total. $771 46 disburse Munts Cincinnati awning amp decorating co. Decorating Myers a Binney. To of do King. 10 00 l Singer. To of j p Clemens. To of go sly. 10 00 m Rigney. To of King amp Gottwald. 10 00 Kahi. 10 00 of Rice. 10 00 Weisenburger amp Emery. 10 00 american steel package co. To of h w Dicus. To of f Sommers. To Oong Cunningham. 5 00 Jacob Mueller. 5 of John Duseberg. 5 00 j f Singer. 5 00 j c Yingling. 5 00 Defiance machine works. 5 of Turnbull Wagon works. 5 00 h c Sass. Soo j p Cameron. 5 of a Martin Aco. 5 00 Baker Bros. 5 co Papenhagen amp Deindoerfer. 5 of crave amp Ruess. 5 of h j Jennings. Soo r. Brown. 5 of Harley amp Whitaker. 5 of h p Miller produce co. 5 of w a Kehnast co. Soo m Kittner. 5 cd merchants National Bank. 5 of first National Bank. 5 of l Burt amp son. 5 of j o Vandenbroek. 5 of Preisen Doerfer amp Zeller. 5 00 Paul Labey. 5 of a King. 5 00 a amp f Preisen Doerfer. 5 of a j Mangas. 5 of l Hatry. 5 of d Lieberthal. 5 co h h Mullen up. 5 of j Rogliatti. 5 00 j Schudel. 5 of f j Mains. 5 00 pm Weismantel. 5 00 Mineral water my Fig. 5 00 w Kir hey. 5 of John Flanagan. 3 00 it Betts. 8 00 m b Stevens. 3 00 j a Klein. Soo a m Munsel. So j i Hoeffel. 3 of we Martin. 3 of Barber amp Allison. 3 of be Carter. 8 00 j w s Parmer. 8 00 w f Speiser. 3 00 a Tuttle amp son. 3 00 new Hoffman. 8 00 a Weigerding. So e amp c Young. 3 of Harley a shoe store. 3 of c e Chenevert. 3 of j j Reynolds. 3 of Abe Smith. 2 of h Toberen. 2 of w m Nickle. 2 00 c j Thompson. 2 00 Watkin Bros. 2 of e a Schultz. 2 of James Haller. 2 of re Packer. 2 of c b froment. 2 of j b Weisenburger. 2 of j r Norway. 2 of w p Fox. 2 of h Boyer. 2 of Groper amp Graper. 2 of j k Ort. 2 00 a Weisenburger. 2 00 Deatrick amp co. 2 co remiers. 2 00 d Richards. 2 00 o j Daoust. 2 00 e w Brady. 2 of l Conkle. 2 of c j Nedry. 2 00 no Woodward. 2 0u g w Weisenburger. 2 00 a Schmaltz. 2 00 j a Evans. 2 of s t Sutphen. 2 of a groweg.�?T. 2 00 of Slocum. 2 00 Abele Bros. 2 00 Schlegel amp Krutsch. 2 00 r w Wortman. 2 00 a Geiger. I 50 j. P. Eiser adv country routes. 30 of 1 50 8 of 5 of 8 of 2 50 . Bronson adv country routes. U. S. Express co., Exon adv matter. W. J. Bohannon exp to it. Wayne and Cincinnati. 22 00 postal Tel. Amp Cable co telegraphing. I 46 West. Union Tel. Co., telegraphing. 2 97 Central Inion Tel co. Telephoning. 55 c. H. Hunter costs by of Trade is. Carnival. I of Woodford amp Hampton mov electric theatre to n Clinton St. 60 of Henry to Seine Carpenter work .75 Rev. . Dempster 4th july oration 5 of Ray White taking tickets. Too Al Hummer a a. I of goo Schlegel a a. 4 50 Frank Fox a a. 8 of Roger Maranda a a. 6 of aug Detloff a a a. 4 of c Rakestraw a a 50 Carl Mcdonald a a. 5 00 Roy Wilhelm a a. 4 00 f l Whitney a a. 6 00 a Miller a a. 4 50 Joh Vandusen a a. Too Fred Bates a a. 3 50 Otto Diehl a a. 6 of win. Grub a a 50 Dick Eiser powder till of july .3 of Deal Richards band for one week too of h. C. Sass nails. 24 e. S. Bronson adv and distributing. 6 35 hum Lewis 2 Days work fireworks 3 of j. Appledorn 2 Days work fireworks. 3 of a. L. Voightlander exp from Cincinnati and 3d Wrork fire. Works 18 of Peter Weis 3d work fireworks 17 of Frank Bleser watching fireworks. 4 of . Cunningham boarding fireworks men. 8 of u. S. Express co on fireworks. 19 04 a l due amp co fireworks 258 60 total for fireworks. 330 74 h b Tenzer lumber co lumber stands. 3 25 and in a Bill boards. 2 50 j. B. Tennyson lumber. 24 45 l. Conkle rigs. 6 00 Craven amp Ruess fabric for float .114 re Packer drays. 6 of a j Mangas nails Etc. I 71 Papenhagen amp Deindorfer advertising matter. 9 of h. Royer Rig. Too l. Caution distributing. 25 Hennegan amp co 4th of july folders. 20 of am cotillion amp car co hats and novelties. 26 45 l k Miller Wrork on streets. 50 Weisenburger amp Emery receipt bocks and flags. I 50 Geo. Miller Sand boat for float. 2 of Henry Lantow teams for Parade .2 50 Continental news advertising .6 00 record Ptg. Amp pub. Co Bill Ptg to 50 j c Barber building stands. 3 of balance on hand. 13 60 mrs. J. J. Burns and miss Burns at their Home on Holgate Avenue very charmingly of erf in a about fifty of their friends at a reception Friday afternoon Between the hours of three and six. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostess assisted by the misses Josephine Woodward and Bonny Cunningham. Or. And mrs. Frederick Wol Siffer of Davison Street Are quietly celebrating the 58th anniversary of their marriage Friday. Or. And Are in Good health although the husband is finding the infirmities of old age a heavy Burden. They area Fine old people and we Trust the time of their parting is far away. Story of crime in Williams county More wonderful than fiction if could be Given in detail. I 50 i of. I of. I in. I of. I of. I of. I of. I of. I of. I of. I of. I of. I of. I of. I of. I of Mary Corrigan. I of Mottler Sisters. I of Nelson Norman. Too j m Bowen. Too j. W. Winn. Too d. F. Openlander. I of t. T. Shaw. Too j. H. Metz. Too a. R. Preisendorfe. I of b. B. Kingsbury. I of w. D. Hill. Too c. B. Squire. Too Dey Ayers. Too 8. J. Bowen a co. Too 0,m. Daugherty. Too go Widmer. A Pessefall. H w Klein. P Donier. Stever Bros. A s Schuerman t Hansberry. A b Davis. L f Palm. John Fox. L e Beardsley Geo Farrell. G d Edgar. J met a Viveney w h Switzer. S e Boyer. A f Harley. $771 46 the committee wishes to express thanks to the following citizens who so kindly assisted in making the fourth of july Celebration a Success Rev. W. J. Dempster Rev. F. B. Doherty Rev. B. W. Slagle Hon. J. P. Cameron prof. L. L. Canfield children a chorus Crescent publishingco., express publishing co., Defiance Herold. The committee also expresses thanks to the citizens who contributed so liberally to the fund and participated in the Parade. W e desire especially to thank the press of Defiance for their untiring efforts in making the Celebration a Success. They contributed magnificently to the common cause. Respectfully submitted f. P. Weisenburger w. J. Bohannon Virgil Squire e. E. Hall s. A. Craven we. Schlegel e. S. Bronson committee. Paulding is base Ball crazy. Or. And mrs. C. F. Clemmons spent sunday at Florida. Chas. Rufer of Ridgeville Corners was in the City wednesday evening. Chas. Smith is building a House on the farm of Chas. Behringer in Mark township. Asa Teberan of Tiffin township was in the City saturday. He says the storm Friday night was severe in that direction. Or. And mrs. J. A. Flohry of Archbold spent sunday Here with or. And mrs. F. J. Wagner. The threshers in the country have commenced work on Clover and a great Deal of seed will soon be coming into Market. There was a hearing on apportionment in the Hughes ditch Case of Farmer before the county commissioners monday. Ernest Dalldorf has been assisting in the county treasurers office since the retirement of Deputy Lon Hill last monday. Miss Nellie Richardson of Defiance is a visitor at the Home of mrs. Louise ice on North Williams Democrat. The Cedar hedge at the old sanitarium building Corner of Perry and second streets has been Cut Down. It improves the appearance of the Corner very much. Mrs. Harry Ort of East Defiance was the subject of a pleasant Surprise wednesday evening which was in the nature of a tin Shower. The Home of j. P. Stork on rub Street East Defiance was the scene of a pleasant gathering wednesday evening the occasion being the Celebration of the 39th Natal Day of or Stork. The rain storm of Friday night was badly needed in this Section of the state. There was a heavy wind at i of clock saturday Ami reports from the country show that Corn was left Flat on the ground. Last fall while mrs. Fred Root of Elyria was visiting at Antwerp she fell from an elevator and suffered a severe injury to a limb. It has been found necessary to Send her to the Hospital at Cleveland for treatment. She will be there for six weeks. A Wrell known Defiance Man who has recently visited in Williams county says the people Over there Are breathing free again since twelve fire bugs have been transferred to the Ohio Penitentiary and fourteen More indictments have been returned by the latest grand jury. The latest indictments cover people who Are scattered All through the West and have not been residents of the county for years. One Man a resident of California became alarmed when the investigation was first started and at once left for China. Like Many others indicted he is now a person of standing in the West but the authorities Are going after him just the same. A full history of the terrible gang that infested Williams county and its downfall would be More interesting than a Romance. The Era of arson and robbery dates As far Back As 1881. The Field of operation was largely in Brady and Madison townships and portions of Fulton county Homer Morrison who was recently sent to the Penitentiary for a Long term was the King Bee and organizer of the gang. If a Man had a barn or House that he wished burned that he might get the insurance he paid Morrison $100. Morrison would then pay some member of the gang $25 and the Job would be done. Morrison was the go Between and the Man that made the Money. Morrison finally became so powerful and bold that a simple protest from any one regarding his methods meant the burning of the House or barn of the one protesting. The people were terrorized in this manner for years and finally some leading citizens in West Unity began the work of running Down the gang. They gathered evidence for years before they called in the state fire marshal and he completed the work. Detectives were sent into the county As Corn huskers umbrella menders and in that manner the Chain of facts necessary to a cleaning out of the gang was forged. To show the methods of the Man Morrison in the line of robbery we give one instance Sam Ayers a prominent Stock buyer was to be held up. Two men in Ney were first picked out to do the Job but the night was too Light later a Man from a Distant from Over the Border was a state was called in and when he undertook the Job was shot twice by Ayers although he effected his escape finally. The matter of arson was reduced to a science. If a House or barn was to be burned the Man chosen to do the work would Light a Candle and leave it where sooner or latter it would Start the fire. After the Candle had been lighted the Man doing the Job would get in Bis buggy and drive away five or six Miles before the building would Burn. He would then be Able to prove an Alibi in event of his arrest. The careful work of the detectives made Plain All the schemes of the Morrison gang. The temptation to men who had property and were hard pressed for Money was very Strong to Avail themselves of the services of Morrison and thousands of dollars of insurance Money was secured in that manner. Among the men sent to the pen was we. Davison a Man aged 75 years. He had always stood High in the Community and was a hard Man to trap. He had employed Bert Anderson to Burn a building. Anderson fired the place but it did not Burn Down and Davison Only secured $150 insurance Money. He refused to pay Anderson the Money and then the investigation was started and Anderson being cornered reached unknown to Davison. The investigation alarmed Davison and he found a Story for Anderson to Tell to the grand jury. Andersons Story was not enough to fasten Davison and so a big Box was placed on a Spring Wagon and in it was a detective who was a Short hand writer. The Rig was then driven to Davison a Home and while he and Anderson discussed the House burning business the detective took Down every word that Davison said. When later Davison was confronted with that statement he weakened plead guilty and was sent to the pen for two years. The majority of the people in Brady and Madison townships Are above the average in intelligence and they feel keenly the disgrace that has come upon them though overjoyed because the Morrison gang has been wiped out. Some of the Best families in Williams county have been represented in the carnival of House burning and have their fall share of sorrow now. Phil Young of Richland in town saturday a swapping stories with the neighbors. Re7. Diemer pastor of the South Ridge lutheran Church was in the City monday. Chas. F. Coiler of Washington township was in the City monday. He says the Farmers Are Busy harvesting Oats. Pierce Lehman of Rural route one was among our callers the past week. He renewed his subscription of course. William Hill of Highland township he is not in the great game of politics at the present. D. T. Richardson of Farmer dropped into see us Friday he left a Little of that which is necessary to make the Mare go Money Chas. Brown of Tiffin was on the streets saturday with the right Side of his face in mourning. A Scantlon had fallen and struck him on the Cheek. S. C. Wright the hustling huckster who runs a Wagon Between Defiance and Oakwood was a recent visitor at this office and left a Dollar for the express he knows a Good thing when he sees it. W. H. Getrost of Hicksville dropped into see us thursday and left some Money for the Printer. E. L. Saur of the same township paid his respects saturday and also made a contribution to the subscription fund. These men Are among the firm supporters of the express in the West end. Morgan Lewis who charged with the regulars at san Juan visited us Friday and renewed the subscription of his father b. Lewis. He was accompanied by his Uncle Hub Lewis who also had a Little Money to spare. Hub is still As Lively As a boy. The Lewis boys have always been faithful supporters of the express. _ Margaret daughter of or. And mrs. Harry Wrede left for North Baltimore sunday where she will visit for two weeks with her Uncle or. Albert Wrede. Tommy c. Elliott of North in the City Satur Day. He says the storm of f rid a twisted the Corn All out of shape and left the Oats looking like a roller had passed Over them. A Bugle bust from far West Well known lady pays a tribute to Defiance county people. To the editor a the sons and daughters of Ohio Are to be found in every clime and state. Defiance county being represented in her own Borders by worthy industrious citizens As Farmers mechanics professional men and women labourers teachers and ministers who Are held in High estimation. Tiffin township being Well represented in every line equal at least with the other townships. Many of the sons and daughters of Defiance county have made Homes in other directions and although far away if True to themselves recall the Early Days of youth when life looked Bright before them. Then they splashed through mud waded the creeks and Rivers went swimming boating and fishing in the Maumee or in the raging canal or bean Creek skated and broke through the ice sliding Down the Hill went Sleigh ing or in sleds and were tumbled in the Snow drifts Rode drove and raced horses hunted the Coon and squirrels and Deer in the wild Woods gathered the berries found the wild grapes and stores of nuts went to school Aud to Church Learned to labor and to Pray attended celebrations speeches parties fairs Waddings and funerals. They remember the Graves the Green Hills and Blooming Trees the Island the dam the View from the Bridges and along the Rivers. The Flowers in the Garden the wild Flowers and singing Birds. They remember their friendships their love to parents and All at Home and their belief in god the father maker of heaven and Earth in Jesus Christ his son our lord in the holy ghost and everlasting life. Lucy c. Rethmel. Denver Colo. A Man was badly Hurt. In the special g. A. R. Train via Chicago amp North Western by leaves Chicago 10 80 p. In. August Lith for san Francisco $50 for the round trip Chicago to los Angeles and san Francisco. Correspondingly Low rates from other Points. Three trains daily through to the coast without change. Daily and personally conducted tourist car excursions. Write for itinerary illustrated folder and full Partlou Las. A. F. Cleveland 284 Superior Street Cleveland. Courts and it was not possible to get service. Hockman amp Phelps for plaintiff. The will of Joseph Dowell late of Hicksville deceased was probated wednesday. Ioos Reward too the readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been Able to cure in ail its stage that is Catarrh. Halls Catarrh cure is the Only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease requires a constitutional treatment. Halls Ca Tamarh cure mistakenly internally acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Thercy destroy bag to foundation of the disease and giving the patient strength by building up the Constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much Faith in its curative Powers that they offer one Hundred dollars for any Case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address f. J. Cheney amp co. Toledo o. Sold by druggists 75c. Halls family pills Are the Best two new cases Are filed. The following new cases have been filed in common pleas court w. O. Ware plaintiff in error is. The Village of Hicksville. This is a Saloon Case that has come up from the mayors court. Attorneys for plaintiff j. E. Coulter w. D. Hill and l. E. Griffen. Meta Klunder is. John Klun Der it Al. Under a decree in probate court certain lands went to mrs. Klunder. Despite her protests John Klunder the husband seeded the lands in wheat and Rye and is now about to Harvest the same and apply the Money to his own uses. She asked for injunction but so far or Klunder has been in hiding j. D. Spangler the North Defiance elevator Man received his first Load of new wheat wednesday. It was prime wheat run full 62 pounds to the Bushel and brought 71 cents per Bushel. H. Vav. Meachem superintendent of the m. Amp e. Canal and Chas. Perkins chief Engineer of the state Board of Public works drove through from Delphos with we. Kirtley Friday evening they spent the night at the Crosby and left for Toledo sat morning John c. Yingling has just received a Beautiful italian Marble Pedestal for the Loving cup recently presented to the Ketten ring boys by the shrines. The cup which Cost about $200, is seated on the Pedestal and is on exhibition at or. Yingling a store. Geo. Chase who lives on Rural route no. 2, Adams township met with a serious Accident wednesday afternoon. He had a suckling Colt in his barn and like most Colts it was full of the Deil and bound to get into mischief. In this instance it nearly caused the death of the owner. The Colt had jumped Over a manager and or. Chase evidently Over estimating his own strength or destroyed by fire poultry Plant of Hicksville firm the poultry and produce Exchange of Teegarden amp Mercer of Hicksville was destroyed by fire shortly before Midnight Friday the heft and vigor of Thebolt con night. Or. Teegarden says the eluded to lift it Back. The Colt naturally objected to the plan of its owner and a fierce struggle ensued. In the end the animal triumphed and Chase was Down and the Colt on top of him. Or. Chase suffered painful injuries and his condition alarmed his friends. He was removed to the House and or. E. E. K. Chapman of this City was called to attend him. Chase will probably get along All right but it will be some time before he fully recovers from All the injuries inflicted by the Colt. The recent marriage of a couple of cripples each having Only half the proper complement of arms and legs was noted by the press As a Quot con nubian but who notes the marriages which occur daily in which both parties Are cripples in health. Crippled health Means As a Rule insufficient nutrition and Lack of nutrition Points to disease of the stomach and digestive and nutritive tract. Doctor pierces Golden medical discovery cures diseases of the stomach and other organs of digestion and nutrition. It enables the perfect nourishment of the body and so builds it up in sound health and strength. 1 had been a great sufferer from indigestion for the last nine years a writes mrs. Margaret Tingle of Owings Mills Baltimore co. My. W i was such a wreck it seemed death was near but to Day can say i feel like another woman. I have received much and lasting Good from or. Pierce s Golden medical discovery and favorite i have taken Twenty five bottles in All and followed the advice of or. R. V. Pierce and am Happy to say that life is Worth living now. A thousand thanks for your do not be cajoled into trading a substance for a Shadow. Any substitute offered As just As Good As a Golden medical discovery a is a Shadow of that Medicine. There Are cures behind every claim made for the n the common sense medical adviser 1008 Large pages in paper covers is sent free on receipt of Twenty one one cent Stamps pm a a address drs. Rigrish and Reynolds performed a difficult operation on mrs. Chas. Cocayne at her Home in East Defiance thursday. The operation was successful and the lady is doing very nicely. John Clemens has had a new Cement walk put Down in front of his Home on North Clinton Street and is now sodding the front Yard. These changes improve the appearance of the place very much. Mrs. Maurice Conliss Mother of mrs. Frank Weisenburger formerly of this City but now of Chicago 111., died at her Home in Toledo saturday. Her husband died about one week ago. J. B. Weisenburger was in Toledo to attend the funeral which occurred monday morning. Otto Kress made a run of fifteen Miles with his motor Cycle thursday evening. He had out a line and towed will Kahlo and his bicycle around the circuit. The trip was made in record breaking time despite Kahlow a 270 pounds on the end of the line. The Bridges and culverts trembled As the caravan passed Over them. Men had been cleaning poultry during the Day and he thought that the Blaze might have started from some embers left Over from the fire during the Day. When the men had completed their work Friday they used plenty of water in scrubbing out the place and it would hardly seem possible that any fire had been left behind. The people in the Vicinity of the Exchange insist that the place was struck by lightning during the storm that was raging at that time and that is probably the logical solution of the question. Or. Teegarden says their loss it on Plant and Stock is about $3000. They had $600 insurance on the building and $400 on the Stock so their net loss is about $1,000. The Junior partner of this firm is Jacob e. Mercer formerly of this City. The 6v a a 1 receipt of Twenty one one cent to pay expense of mailing on a 1 or in v. Pierce Buffalo n. Yzee Ville Chautauqua Island Park. July 30th to August 9, 1903. Chautauqua Lake Assembly. Low fare excursion to Chautauqua n. Y., july 3rd and 24th, via Nickel Pate Road. Tickets on Sale on above dates Good to return within thirty Day get particulars from nearest agent or address c a arterial t p a it Wayne id. 290 natures own this Beautiful resort offers every attraction to those seeking rest recreation instruction entertainment and Devotion. Superior Talent. Boating bathing and fishing. Electric lights. Good buildings and ample grounds. Cars or boat from City to Island 5 cents. Telephone or Telegraph. Dally papers Tennis Golf grounds base Ball and athletic Park. Steamer exclusion. Reached by Wabash or . R. R. Inter denominational Bible conference addressed by the worlds greatest preachers. Expenses reasonable. Park hotel $1. Us per. Day. Single meals 28c. Hotel Crosby $2. Of per Day. Cunningham hotel $1.00. Fentsor entire time$2.00. Season ticket holders Many pitch tents Gratis. Excursion rates from All Points. No better place for an Outing. Season Ticke $1.30 for information address Wesley Mcbey Nolda Defiance Ohio
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