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Defiance Weekly Express (Newspaper) - July 30, 1903, Defiance, Ohio Defiance is a City of the secondgrade-population--10,000.growing rap idly Quot situated at the Confluence of the a Glaize and Maumee heart of the great Maumee Valley vol. , Ohio thursday july 30, 1903. No. 34 from Denver to the Western coast Many people known in Defiance county met along the Way. Leaving Denver May 18,1003, passing Over a pleasing landscape Rich with the Promise of abundant crops along the Union Pacific Road in Colorado soon arrived in Wyoming and Cheyenne the capital. This City is of a High Altitude and is the Center of a great cattle Market. While there i met the Hoed Al Brothers formerly of Defiance and had a pleasant talk with mrs. Clara it Oedel who with her Little girl kept me company while i waited. They like their Western Home and business. Mrs. Roedel is a sister of my Friend. Mrs. Jesse Hall of Tiffin township Defiance county. I will not Tell you much about the great rocks the boulders the Hills the mountains the Rivers flowing through deep chasms or the growth of Pine at the base of Snow crowned Mountain peaks. The skill to work hew through Granite Hills the mind to grasp the possibility of making and equipment of such a great Enterprise As this Road where in the years of 1849 and a go the Gold seekers wended their toilsome Way along this very route. There is a very Large Force of men employed All along this Road improving equal to almost the original Cost. Coming to the Silver state of Nevada wonders Are again met As we Cross the five Hundred Miles. Region of mountains deserts Plains snowy peaks and Mineral ridges Alkali in rifts Sand dunes and wherever there is irrigation or water the Fields smile in living Green habitations Are tastefully located and peopled with cheerful and enterprising inhabitants. Fifteen Miles East of the state line of California Reno Nevada is situated in a Valley through which the Clear Wrater of the Truckee rushes having its source High up in the mountains from Lake Tahoe. The River abounds in Trout and furnishes Power for the electric plants and irrigation. Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains that Are gleam Quot ing and glittering with Mineral wealth appearing to be close by yet quite far away enough to leave a wide Fertile Valley with increasingly flourishing business facilities with railroads and Southern Pacific shops Center of a great Wool Market a cattle Market and Large agricultural products. The mines Are from seven to ten Miles away and in the san Francisco Market they have ready Sale for their products and have Good demand for labourers. Reno is a Beautiful City Fine buildings churches and clean streets in fact everything needful for ten thousand citizens. The writer visited for several weeks or. J. N. Evans and family and there met mrs. Mary Evans Arrowsmith my old time friends formerly of Defiance Pio neers of California and Nevada. The elegant residence of j. N. Evans on their Home ranch adjoins Reno where he has Many business interests. Mrs. Evans was the daughter o judge Metcalf of Ottawa Ana has lived in California and Nevada since 1877, when she was married to or. Evans. They have lived in Reno Twenty four years since when it was fast set tied. Mrs. Evans and mrs. Arrowsmith have had an excellent influence in their intelligent Fain Hies and the Community where they live. Mrs. Arrowsmith a present lives with her son and his family Are her special Pride both of these ladies Are very in thu8iastic in their love of the West. Or. Evans takes great pleasure in the University of Nevada that is the state institution in Reno of we hich he is the honorable Regent. The buildings Are very Fine situated on an Eminence with extensive driveways through the ample grounds. Two of the children of or. J. P. Evans have graduated from this institution j. P. Evans jr., and miss Elizabeth Evans graduated from the school of arts that carries besides the diploma a life certificate for teaching in California and Nevada. Ben Allen and Pierce 0. Evans with Roena Are yet students. Or. And mrs. Evans entertain Many of their friends in their hospitable Home. On one of the Many pleasant country roads outside of Reno is the Beautiful Park and grounds where the Fine buildings of the state insane Asylum Are located. The mines adjacent to Reno employ Many labourers. Alfalfa Clover is a great crop Here needing to be sown Only once in four or five years. Vegetables Are a very Good crop too this same some farms having 80 tons of onions at $60 per ton. Reno is also the Home of Sena Tor Newlands and of governor Sparks while the mayor of the City has relatives in Evansport mrs. Terri Tine mrs. King and mrs. Moves. From Reno to san Francisco Fertile valleys is Only 200 Miles. Descending into the Sacramento Valley where the Grain was already harvested from thousands of acres and thousands More in Orchards of California fruits we too soon were come to the Capitol of California Sacramento City. Soon reaching Oakland we crossed the Bay and entered the City of san Francisco. There were More Hills Here than were in ancient Rome substantially builder with much of great interest we can Only take a glimpse. The last Day of staying in this City i met mrs. Clara Carmen the sister of the late James Heatley of Defiance. She Aas Lier Home with her sons and grandson. Her oldest son and grandson Are relatives of mrs. Vim. Mccauley and mrs. Ornery Snider of Tiffin township Defiance county. Her youngest son has a Superb collection of curiosities Worth hundreds of dollars. Mrs. Carmen and her sons Are very great lovers of California. The three men have Good paying positions. The younger son went with me to the Beautiful Golden Gate Park. It is remarkable that the people of California can donate such princely gifts As Are displayed in the Liberal arts building and the Park. At the Presidio were the tents of the soldiers it. Scott the artillery the soldiers burying ground the officers quarters but at it. Point was the grandpa civic Ocean the Golden Gate with r 7 ships passing in and out of the Harbor. The moan of the sad sea Waves As they slowly moved to fiercely dash against the rocks with Spray and foam there were sad thoughts of the Many who had passed through the Golden Gate to return no More Lucy c. Rethmel Denver colo., july 24, 1903. The Stork left a Fine girl baby at the Home of or. And mrs. Geo. Schue Rinan at 12 in. Friday. Mother and babe doing Well. L. L. Daugherty Aud wife of Hammond ind., Are in the City visiting their son or. 0. M. Daugherty the Pacific express co. Agent mrs. Sarah a. Cromley of in 1 Hicksville is the guest of her daughter mrs. Vav. Vav. Burton. She was accompanied Here by her granddaughter miss Belah Curtis. Mrs. Hollis Miller died at her Home in Sherwood Friday of consumption aged about 2g years. She leaves a husband and one son. Mrs. Miller was a very pleasant lady and had Many friends in this City. Miss Ollie Francisco a former teacher in the Public schools of this City who has been attending Normal school at the Athens University the past year has accepted a place in the Public schools of Lorain at a salary in Advance of what she received Here. Monroe Tribby of East Defiance suffered a severe attack of vertigo at the Home of a. Bruner in a act Defiance this morning and fell in an unconscious condition. Or. M. B. Stevens was called but did not find any Trace of paralysis or. Tribbey was removed to his Home and is much improved this afternoon. Ferdinand Bolius residing Oil Meyers Street Bryan was found dead in his Cistern wednesday by members of his family. He was missed by his wife and a diligent search was instituted by her and the two daughters. The Cistern was found open and upon investigation his body was found at the Bottom. Or. Bolins was about go years of age and had been unable to work for the past two years. C. Miss Margaret Weidenhamer was agreeably surprised wednesday evening at her Home in the country the occasion being her 14th birthday. The trip was made to and from the City on a Hay rack. The visitors presented miss Margaret with a Beautiful Emerald ring As a Token of their esteem and Friendship. Delicious refreshments were served by mrs. Weidenhamer. Little May Whitney and Helen Weiden lamer presided Over the punch jowl. The following were in attendance Karl Myers Leo caution Roy Kintigh High Lughes Fred Matthews Raymond Terry Alva Frank Roy arid Omer Ort Ray Kunish Ray Lier Dick and Clint Colwell de postmaster assaulted by Cora Prator the girl used a w hip and later was called before the mayor. While postmaster c. J. Thompson was on his Way to the Post office wednesday he was met near the Bridge crossing the Wabash railway on Clinton Street by Cora Prator a Young coloured woman of North Defiance. She was armed with a buggy whip and with very few prelim inane began to use it on the postmaster. The blows were not forceful and did not do any damage. Or. Thompson was seen at the Post office shortly after the assault and gave out this statement a i was met wednesday by the Young coloured woman named Cora Prator Corner Wabash Avenue and Clinton Street just a Short distance from my Home. She accosted me by saying a did you return my mail to Muskogee Indian territory a and immediately proceeded to assault me. I do not understand the motives of the girl or what prompts her to act so. I understand she was arrested in Mansfield for fighting on the streets. She was graduated in the Defiance High school and Wras Well treated by the White people of this City but it seems that her education has wrought her injury instead of in addition to the above statement the information is Given out that the Prator girl has been writing letters to the Post office department for some time about her mail being interfered with Here. There is nothing in that but her letters finally became so lurid and abusive that on last saturday an inspector was sent to this City to investigate the Case. He found the writer was Cora daughter of or. And mrs. Milton Prator coloured of North Defiance that she was a graduate of the Public schools. The inspector also visited the police department to learn what was known of the girl there and then left town. No sane person would think for a moment that or. Thompson or any of the Post office employees would interfere in any Way with the girls mail. Her letters to the department and assault upon the postmaster today Are indicative of an unsound mind. The orators Heve been a strenuous family and have made an unenviable record in the past. A warrant was issued out of mayor Cameron a office wednesday for the Prator girl and she was arrested shortly afterwards on the Street by officer Tom Buchholz. W Hen taken before the mayor the girl plead guilty and then asked for an attorney and col. B. F. Enos was called in. Winn amp Hay appeared for or. Thompson. No action has Jet been taken on the plea of guilty. Very Low g. A. R. Rates. To eos Angeles or san Francisco via Nickel plate Road. Tickets on Sale july 31st to Augustin 1903, inclusive. Nearest agent will furnish full information As to special advantages including Liberal return limits etc., or address a a. Aster in t. P. A., it Wayne ind 118 Ward Walter and Richard Weidenhamer and Timothy Burke misses Helen Murphy Mabel Baker Dora Berger Nora Hughes Lillie Lind Gertie Behne Daisy Colwell Florence Compo Melva Andrews Tracy Kunish Mabel Ort Grace Aud Anna Burke Eva hire Kathryn Stoll Mildred Corbett Mildred Reig Elmier and Mabel Swayer. They returned Home at a late hour All having had a most enjoyable time. The Ohio state fair special features for each Day. $ioo�?reward�?$100 the readers of this paper will be pleased to learn mat there is at least one dreaded disease that science has Neon Able to cure la All its stage mat is Catarrh. Halls Catarrh cure is the Only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease requires a coustau Tihomil treatment. Halls Ca Tamarh cure mistakenly internally acting directly upon the blood Aud mucous surfaces of Tup system Nero by destroy lug til foundation of tile disease Aud giving the patient sire Gnu by building up the Cost Lution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much Faith in its curative Powers that they Oiler Jne Hundred Hollars for any Case that it Falls to cure. Pseud for list of testimonials. Address f. J. Cheney amp cd. Toledo o. Gold by druggists 75c. Halls family pills Are the Best. Letters found by the Way Side had been opened and one contained Chack for we. Be Ger. As John Kesselmeyer jr., of East Defiance was returning Home along the b. A o. Railway from an Outing Camp West of this City at about 5 p. In. Wednesday he noticed a number of letters lying by the Roadside near the Plant of the Standard Oil co. The letters had been opened and found the Geiger letter. They found several other letters one of which was addressed to the Clipper plow co., this City. It contained an order but there had been no Money in it. The other letters were in transit to Toledo and other Eastern Points. This mail was received from the Cincinnati Northern Railroad out of curiosity he picked one up 1 at Sherwood and came East and found that it belonged to atm. Geiger the Perry Street furniture manufacturer. It contained a Check for >$32.50 drawn by Theo. Schindewolf of Kenton one of or. Geiger a customers. The letter was written wednesday morning. Young Kesselmeyer brought the letter and Check Down to or. Geiger and he in turn reported the matter to the Post office officials. On 8, b. Amp 0. Passenger train no. Due in this City at 3 30 p. In. Ail of the letters found were opened and the la. S. Inspectors will now take charge of the Case. The Post office officials in this City have no Means of knowing anything about the Case More than the general Public As the letters in question had not yet reached the office in this City. If the letters were opened by a the Ohio state fair opens at Columbus August 31, and will continue five Days with a full program for each Day. All exhibits Are required to be in place and in operation at the opening time. A great exhibition is already positively assured As every available foot of exhibition space in the immense buildings and All the platted ground for exhibits has been taken. The people will have presented for their inspection a general Industrial exposition embracing All the newest inventions and latest ideas Complete and perfect in every department. The grounds Are perfectly Park like in every particular natural growth ornamentation general conveniences inviting retreats lakes drives and walks All Well kept and equal to the finest City Parks. Fifteen grand exposition buildings Are located at desirable Points throughout the Park and in such position As to preserve the Harmony of the whole. These buildings contain a total of 393,340 Square feet of exhibition space besides which there Are Many private buildings. Anc acres of ground platted and arranged for exhibits proper to be operated on open ground. The exhibition of 1903 will at tract the attention and attend Ance of All Ohio citizens in Teres tee in the Progress of the state. The management of the fair has provided for Many High class feat ares of amusement and Specia attractions to enliven the Gen eral exhibition and All who at tend will be royally entertained Cost in the Case of the water company is. The City of Defiance amounts to about $260. Mary l. Joehlin has been granted a divorce in probate court from Joseph Joehlin. County Surveyor ii. F. Teheran was in Noble township wednesday and sold the Buckskin ditch. Miss Josephine Richeson of Bellefontaine is visiting her Sis or mrs. E. C. Couch of second Street. U. W Hosack has been appointed administrator of Henry Strole late of Milford township deceased. County clerk w. A. Schmaltz will retire from office a week from next saturday and will be succeeded by Robin h. Gleason. Justice c. Ii. Hunter handed Down his decision in the Case of Jeff Williams is. Leonard Tuttle thursday. He found for the defendant. Work is being pushed on the new residence of prosecutor d. ?. Openlander at the Corner of second and Jefferson streets. He will have a very handsome dwelling. The commissioners of Putnam county were Here wednesday and paid the commissioners of Defiance county $1100, the amount allowed by the Board of arbitration for the outlet of the South Powell Creek ditch. Attorneys for Marsh Lindsay who with others was convicted of the murder of Johnson the celery King in Carey Wyandot county wednesday filed a to Ion in the supreme court asking Lindsay a release from the jail at upper Sandusky on $1000 bail ending the hearing of an Appeal before the supreme court. The sheriff and prosecuting attorney of Wyandot county consented to a a a Lindsay a release. Justice Bur Ket sitting in Chambers will near the motion Friday. Officials of Ohio building and loan associations Point with Pride to the splendid record made by the Buckeye state As shown in the report of Secretary Cellarius read before the United states league of local building and loan associations. In the past ten years the net assets have increased $100,000,000, of which amount Ohio alone is credited with nearly 44 per cent or to be exact $43,814,536. This Speaks Well for the frugality of the Ohio wage earner and is an indication that he owns or is paying for his Home. Officer Dan Shea and Deputy postal railway clerk he did not postmaster John Stork repaired make a Wise disposition of them to the spot where the boy had after they had been rifled. Camping grounds for any organization or club wishing an excellent camping ground no better place could be selected than the big Miami River Between Dayton and Hamilton. The River is shaded on both sides and affords Excel Lent fishing and boating. The c. H. Amp will be glad to assist any party in securing a suitable camping site and will make ape Elal rates. Address d. O. Edwards p. T. M Cincinnati. Dedicatory services in Broadway Church or d a Long of Graham n. Sunday. It presided on or. D. A. Long of Graham North Carolina one of the Ablest divines in the Christian denomination conducted the services both morning and evening in Broadway Christian Church sunday. His morning Sermon was from the text feed my lambs a John 21st chapter 16th verse. His discourse was one of the Ablest Ever delivered in this City. Before the services were Over $600 or More was pledged toward the Church. The attendance was Large. The music was Fine. The choir was composed As follows mrs. P. Vav. Mcreynolds Soprano miss Glenna Morris Alto or. Emmet Ash Tenor or. I. E. Dozer Bass miss Myrtle Kiefer organist. Miss Anna Kreps rendered a Solo entitled she is a Young woman who under the direction of mrs. Mcreynolds is developing quite an enviable local reputation As a Singer. There was a Large turn out at the evening services and or. Long preached a powerful Sermon from the last three verses of the 48th psalm after which the Brief but Beautiful dedicatory service of the Christian Church was rendered. Or. Long was born and reared in North Carolina. He was a member of the Confederate army and at its close came out with out a Dollar and in debt heavily besides but he wrent to work Aud by determined Effort has become not Only a Man of affairs but one of the Ablest men in the country. He wrote the prize essay a the Gold standards in 1896, which was adopted by the Republican National committee and sent broadcast throughout the United states. He was personally acquainted with the late president Mckinley and could have had most any sort of political preferment if he would have accepted it. During the time the Chautauqua is in session at the Island or. Long will appear a number of times on the program and no person who enjoys an intellectual treat should fail to hear him As he is a whirlwind. For sixteen years he was a resident of Ohio and president of Antioch College at yellow Spring. He is personally known and esteemed by Many of the Public men of Ohio. Ainsworth Basset and Bessie e. Wright have been licensed to wed. Henry Brinkman the Carpenter is finishing up a barn and Granery for Chas. Behringer on his Mark township farm. Lightning struck the Corn crib of Frank Hammer near Okolona. During the storm tuesday afternoon. It knocked a Rafter out of the roof. Hige Hughes is handing out some handsome souvenir Cork screws. They Are just the thing for Catsup bottles and might work on a decanter of Puritan Rye that is if one had the decanter. A countryman and his wife had quite a time at the Wabash depot woman wanted to leave her husband but he fastened on to her trunk. The woman did not go away. She would not desert the trunk and the trunk stood by the husband. Board of health or m b Stevens recognized is our Timothy was on the ground he will be the Johnson manager in Defiance county prominent democratic politicians from All Over Ohio met with mayor Tom l. Johnson at his Home thursday and discussed the coming Campaign and though those present declined to make Public what they did two in portent features leaked out. First mayor Johnson stated emphatically that he did not want to head the ticket but he was told that be must do so if he expected the democratic to wage anything like a successful Battle. Secondly the plans of bitter warfare against senator Hanna were outlined. Reports from 30 close counties were made and in at least 20 of these leaders were picked but who will Aid Johnson in a personal fight for the legislature. It is a certainty that democrats have abandoned All Hope of defeating Herrick. Among those present at the or. M. B. Stevens received the following letter saturday which Speaks for itself Columbus july 24,1903. Or. M. B. Stevens health officer Defiance Ohio dear doctor a some time ago i sent you a copy of an opinion from the office of the attorney general relative to your standing As health officer of the City of Defiance. I have Learned that this opinion was not Given by the attorney general himself and resubmitted the question to him. I enclose herewith a copy of his opinion. As we recognize the attorney general As the Legal adviser of this Board we will be guided in this matter by him and will therefore place your name on our list As health officer of Defiance and will recognize you As legally holding that position. Yours truly c. C. Probst Secretary. Meeting were Hon. Timothy t. Auberry of this City ii. C. Gray and Sloan Gordon of Hamilton j. H. Gorke of a Glaize John Seward of Richland state senator Royer of Seneca a. P. Sandalls of Ottawa Ellis Jones of Hamilton h. B. Harrington of Medina m. M. Padgett of Trumbull and mayor Bell of Canton Stark county. Harvey Garber of Mercer and Many More were present but they were hustled out of the Back door and spirited away in carriages. This May be taken As a Straw by those who want to go to the legislature from Defiance county. Tom Johnson is the Boss and or. Ansberry will push his cause Geo. Geiger charged with As probate court. Prosecutor i. F. Openlander filed an affidavit in probate court saturday against prof. E. Wonderly who was arrested some Days ago for practising without a certificate from the state Board of medical examiners. There Are two cases in the court against Elmer Sway Good of Mark township for Selling liquor to minors. N the transcript in the Case of Cora Prator who was arrested for assaulting postmaster Thompson was filed in probate court saturday. The transcript in the Case of in this Quarter. A Tim Ould lad Yez had great head a if you want something drop in and see Tim. You Are not Likely to land unless you do. Sault upon or. Rathge has come up from Squire Orahood a court in Tiffin township. All these cases will come up for hearing the first monday in August

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