Page 1 of 8 Oct 1903 Issue of Defiance Weekly Express in Defiance, Ohio

See the full image with a free trial.

Start for Free

Read an issue on 8 Oct 1903 in Defiance, Ohio and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Defiance Weekly Express.

Browse Defiance Weekly Express

How to Find What You Are Looking for on This Page

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 8 Oct 1903 Defiance Weekly Express in Defiance, Ohio. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.

Defiance Weekly Express (Newspaper) - October 8, 1903, Defiance, Ohio Defiance Isa City of the second Grade popu lation a 10,00 0growing rapidly situated at the Confluence of the a Glaize and Maumee Rivers. heart of the great Maumee Valley vol. , Ohio. Thursday october 8, 1903. No. 44 original sinner in the Case. City a record of the Bridge Bonds or. W. A. Kehnast was mixed up in the initial movement. Noer no Cir cum8tances will the democratic press or Lead ers take up and discuss fairly or Intelli e n 11 y any Issue that is brought before the Public. In the present Campaign the democratic press has taken up the Maumee Bridge Bonds and has sought to make judge f. L. Hay responsible for the Issue of the Bonds and Harris amp Cameron responsible for the fight the City made in resisting the payment of the Bonds. We now proposed to consider the records of the City bearing upon the Issue of these Bonds and will leave it to our readers to determine whether or not the whole affair does not look on its face like a deliberate scheme on the part of the democratic leaders to hold up and shake the City out for $50,000. Strangely enough w. A. Kehnast the democratic candidate for representative was identified with and voted for the initial resulted Iii the Maumee liver movement that issuing of the Bridge Bonds. On dec. 21, 1886, the City Council by Resolution ordered the City solicitor among other things to petition the legislature for a special act empowering the City Council to Issue Bonds in the sum of $5,000 for Bridge purposes. Or. Kehnast who was a member of the City Council at that time voted for that Resolution on Jan. To 1887, we find in the records of a called meeting of the City Council in journal a Page 521, the following Resolution Resolution a be it resolved by the City Council of the City Defiance Ohio that the solicitor be and is hereby authorized and directed to apply to the general Assembly of the state of Ohio fora special act authorizing the Council to borrow not to exceed $50,000 for Bridge purposes and to Levy additional tax to the same and the Resolution Here to for passed dec. 21,1886, of like nature is hereby w. A. Kehnast voted for that Resolution which ended in the Issue of the Maumee River Bridge Bonds the subsequent suit and defeat of the City in resisting payment As the Bonds and interest became due. Before the Bonds were issued however or. Kehnast retired from the City Council and was succeeded by Andy Sauer his wicked partner in the savings Bank. And was not slow to take advantage of the Resolution voted for by or. Kehnast and on tuesday March 19,1889, a Resolution was adopted declaring it necessary to build a Bridge across the Maumee River and directing the solicitor to prepare an Ordi Nance therefore. Do Home Hahn Miller Marshall Sauer Tennyson Smith and Zeigler voted for it. The solicitor was loaded up with the necessary ordinance authorizing the building of the Bridge and issuing of Bonds in the sum of $50,060 in accordance with a special act of the legislature adopted feb. 3rd, 1887, which had been asked for As prescribed in the Resolution voted for by w. A. Kehnast Jan. To 1887. The ordinance was adopted under suspension of the rules All of the members above mentioned voting for it including j. B. Tennyson the democratic candidate for county treasurer. City clerk m. B. Gorman was thereupon authorized to advertise for bids for the Sale of Bonds to be known As Maumee River Bridge Bonds. Or. Tennyson voted for that Resolution. On april 25th, 1889, at 12 of clock bids were opened for these Bonds. There were fourteen bids and that of Stephen g. Clark of Chicago Iii., was the Best being $52,538.88. Clarks bid was accepted. The next move on or. Sauert checker Board was not made until sept. 3rd, 1889, when a Resolution was adopted authorizing the clerk to advertise for bids for a Bridge Over the Maumee River. Diehl Hahn. Sauer Smith Tennyson and Peter Zeigler voted for it. The advertisement was printed and on october 15, 1889, the Bridge committee recommended the acceptance of Stephen g. Clarks bid $52,500. That was done and j. B. Tennyson voted for it. On nov. 7th, 1889, the Council passed a Resolution authorizing the mayor and clerk to sign Seal and deliver the Bonds to Clark upon the payment of the Money or a City warrant. A Resolution was also adopted authorizing the payment of Stephen g. Clark in Advance for a Bridge Over the Maumee River the contract Price being $52,500. A claim ordinance was Theu adopted All Wing the $52,500. Diehl Hahn Sauer Tennyson p. S. Zigler and Peter Zigler voted for All three of these measures. Thereupon Clark gave a Bond for $75,000 that he would build the Bridge. That Bond was worthless but was approved by Andy Sauer or. Retinas bus wicked partner in the savings Bank and chairman of the finance committee a c. Smith and Taos. Dohoney the other members of the committee having been steered away prior to the meeting. Clark got the City a warrant for $52,500 and with that warrant paid for the Maumee River Bridge Bonds. The City never got a cent for the Bonds and the taxpayers must now for them and with interest. That is the outcome of the Resolution which or. Kehnast voted for january to 1887, and which his wicked partner Andy Sauer turned to such Good account. Up to the time these Bonds were to be issued the people were favourable to the project because they thought it meant the completion of the c. L. Amp m. Railway. After the Bonds were printed they were presented to f. L. Hay then mayor to sign and Seal. This was a week or two prior to the adoption of the resolutions of nov. 7,1889. The Laws of the state make it the duty of the mayor to sign All Bonds issued by the City. Or. Hay signed the Bonds but purposely refrained from affixing the corporate Seal. He then turned them Over to or. Gorman the City clerk who had perhaps half a Days work in signing the several Hundred interest coupons attached to the Bonds. From that time they were in the custody of the City clerk and or. Hay had nothing More to do with them. A j. Cable Clarks attorney assisted or. Gorman in sealing the Bonds and when that was done rolled them up and carried them away and never asked for the mayors Seal. The Council had heard from those Bonds by 1891 and on tuesday evening july 21, 1891, the Council passed a Resolution requiring City solicitor w. H. Hubbard to give his written opinion As to the Validity of the Bonds. J. B. Tennyson voted for that Resolution. At a meeting of the Council on August 4. 1891, solicitor Hubbard submitted an opinion upon the Maumee River Bridge Bonds. This was followed by an opinion from Harris amp Cameron. Judge Hubbard had charge of this Case at All times and was Only assisted by Harris amp Cameron. April 16th, 1892, therit Council met with the following members present Crandall Wigle Leben Hahn Sauer Squire Tennyson. Or. Crandall moved to strike from the clerks financial report the item of a a Maumee River Bridge Bonds and make foot note that the legality of said Bonds was questioned and were considered void. That was after the people knew they had been skinned in that Bond Deal. J. B. Tennyson the r a a democratic candidate for treasurer and Andy Sauer or. Keh Nasty a wicked partner in the savings a Bank voted against or. Crandall a motion. In this article we have considered Only matters of record which have been made by democratic councils. There Are other matters of just As much moment in the record of the suit in the u. S. Court. Enough has been Given to show that or. Kehnast a wicked partner in the Issue of these Bonds gave the people the same touch of High life As was handed out to the depositors of the savings Bank. The Story of saturday night great meeting at the citizens thursday Hanna Herrick and Harding greeted by Fine crowd. The Republican meeting held in the citizens opera House thursday afternoon was a Success in every Way. The crowd was there and among it Many of the leading democrats of the county. What is More they were Well pleased with the speeches and Are today speaking in highest terms of the distinguished visitors. Hon w. D. Hill occupied one of the boxes and gave close attention to the addresses of colonel Herrick and senator Hanna. The visitors reached this City at 3 45 p. In. And were met by an immense crowd. They were attended from Napoleon by j. P. Cameron we. Kirtley jr., f. L. Hay and c. J. Thompson. The reception committee took charge of the visitors and placed them in carriages that were in waiting. Senator Hanna and Peter Kettenring occupied the Carriage of w. A Kettenring. The procession was led to the citizens opera House by the Defiance military band. The speakers and reception committee entered the opera House by the stage door and found the House crowded and stage filled with vice presidents. The stage was beautifully decorated with flags and pictures the work of the House Force and with plants and Palms which was done by Christ Winterich. A Fine bouquet of Cut roses and pinks were also from or Winter kills place. The meeting was called by w. H. Mcclintock chairman of the executive committee who introduced mayor j. P. Cameron As chairman. Or. Cameron without any preliminaries introduced col. Myron t. Herrick the Republican candidate for governor. Col. Herrick who is a leading business Man of Cleveland the head of one of the greatest banking houses in the Middle West announced to his hearers that he was not a Public speaker but merely a Plain business Man. Nevertheless he made a Strong address and gave a Clear exposition of the grand administration of the Republican party in Ohio in the past twelve years and showed what had been done to lower taxation on the Farmer and shift it to the great corporations without putting any undue burdens upon them. He also pointed out the evils of the single tax theory advocated by Tom l. Johnson and stated that Back of the movement was the Specter of socialism and its attendant evils. He said that so general was the alarm among the conservative people at the menace to property holders that the Church had entered the Arena against the single tax and socialistic Campaign now being waged in the name of democracy. He also discussed the situation in his Home City where Johnson Mavor Fand showed that the Bonds of the great and wealthy City were a drug upon the Market because of the socialism of or. Johnson. Or. Herrick made a Plain weighty statement of the situation and closed with an Appeal to the people to stand by the party that had made such a magnificent record in the past. The distinguished visitor was heartily applauded. Senator m. A. Hanna was the next speaker introduced and he was tendered an ovation. Or. Hanna discussed in the main National issues and the conditions following the Success of the Republican party in 1896 and said he did not believe there was any sane Man in the country who wanted to see them changed. He also warned his hearers of the dangers of single tax and socialism. He said that the platform of the last state convention had been written by a or. Post of Chicago 111., a noted socialist who had been brought into the state for that purpose an i the people of the state were now being asked to support the twin evils in the name of democracy. The speaker touched upon the principles advocated by Jefferson and showed that All that had made the democratic party great in the past had been wiped out by Johnson who was now peddling socialism in a red automobile and presenting it to the people in the name of democracy tent in a circus. Or. Hanna did not make a set speech. It was a heart to heart talk with the people upon questions of the most vital importance to them. He was Clear convincing and his remarks brought out much applause. The senator is looking Well and is standing up in Good shape under the Strain of his itinerary. Hundreds of democrats who heard him talk were Well pleased with his efforts. Senator Warren g. Harding the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor was the last speaker of the Day. He is a tall handsome Man a born orator and captured the audience with his first sentence. He paid a High tribute to Roosevelt and Hanna and made a Strong play on Bronson a advertisement of a the Power behind the throne a in his reference to senator Hanna. He also made a Good Point in his treatment to Joshua a name that has been Given to senator Hanna by Clarke Johnson a candidate for u. S. Senator. He also discussed the work of the last legislature of which he was a member and pointed out that under the new code the people were Given absolute control code in the fullest sense of the term. The senator made hosts of friends in his Short but Graceful speech and was frequently applauded. At the conclusion of senator Harding a speech the speakers were escorted to their special train at the Wabash depot in the midst of a heavy Shower. They were delighted with their reception Here and senator Hanna said it was one of the most attentive audiences he had Ever addressed. Considering the fact that Defiance is in the extreme East end of the county and the meeting held at 4 a rn., it was a phenomenal one. People were present from every township in the county. The speakers were accompanied by six or seven newspaper correspondents and the party was in charge of Elmer Dover or. Hannah a private Secretary. Or. Dover was a Pupil of or. Patterson of the Crescent news when he was a school superintendent and paid him a Short visit during his stay in the City. The party left for Paulding at 6 p. In. They had a great meeting at Napoleon in the afternoon a rousing meeting Here and a third at Paulding in the evening. Man caught under pile boiler Iron was beating his Way from Chicago t Pittsburg a. John Wilson a Chicago 111., Man who was on his Way from that City to Pittsburg pa., was badly Hurt on a b. Amp 0. Freight train at Mark Center thursday. He was Riding on a car loaded with boiler Iron and had crowded under the Edge of the Iron to keep out of the rain. The sudden stoppage of the train caused the Iron to drop Down on Wilson and it was not until the train reached Delaware Bend that the Crew was Able to release him from his dangerous position. Acting b. Amp o. Surgeon or. J. W. Davis met the Man at the depot. The trustees of the township accepted Wilson and lie was placed in the emergency Hospital near the b. Amp o. Depot and or. E. E. K. Chapman the county physician now has charge of the Case. Wil son is a Large Fine looking fellow. No Bones were broken but it is thought that his spine was injured As there was partial paralysis of the legs from the Knees Down. The Man is aged about 35 years and has a wife in Chica the trainmen telegraphed to this i go. He was going to Pittsburg City for medical assistance and to work. R. C. Cameron dentist office Over singers grocery. Mrs. J. M. Bowen is visiting in Attica. She will be gone two weeks. Or. And mrs. E. D. Whitlock left Friday for Fostoria to make their future Home. Or. And mrs. Chas. Beard who have been visiting at Pomona and san Francisco cal., returned Home thursday. Mrs. B. Wendt who has been spending the past week in Toledo returned Home sunday. Or. And mrs. W. Hager of Toledo who have been spending the past week Here returned Home sunday evening. Word has been received Here that miss Ella Feeley who was of the salaries to be paid to City i taken to Hope Hospital at it. Officials in other words the peo-1 Wayne sunday died. September pie Are Given Home Rule under t he30, at 3 of clock. Walter e. Myers and Della c. Kusian have been licensed to wed. 2000 bushels Clover seed wanted. Call in before Selling. Chas. T. Pierce amp Bro. Mrs. A. L. Schlientz of Chicago is the guest of j. S. De Mann and family. John Foust jr., is Laid up with sciatic rheumatism and is having quite a serious time of it. Mrs. Earl Enos and children of Chicago Are the guests of Ber parents or. And mrs. A b. Davis. Mrs. A. R. Preisen Doerfer and Little daughter Mary left saturday for a few weeks visit in of to a. Some 200 persons went from this City to Chicago on the b. Amp o. Excursion to Chicago Iii.,sunday morning. Andrew Dresher of Highland has some Sample stocks of Corn at John a. Fousty a shop that Are fifteen feet High. Miss Helen Wassman of Yale mich., is the guest of her sister mrs. Julius Spangler. She will visit Here two weeks. As it relates to the sunday school teachers. The teachers saturday night. When the teacher has studied the lesson for his own profit when he has eaten of its bread and drank of its water and put Forth his hand and taken of its Honey and his own eyes have been enlightened he is ready to prepare the lesson for his class. This final preparation is not usually a difficult task but is a serious one and Calls for an uninterrupted House which should be As full of hollowing quiet As a Sabbath evening tide. Satur Day night that Borderland Between the week of cares and the Sabbath of Calm which our fathers set apart As the outer court of the Sanctuary but which we in our greed have slowed Over and sown Down in left overs is the teachers Golden Opportunity. No other hour can be so easily fitted up and and kept sacred for his special task. The first thing is to get before the mind two pictures namely the lesson and the class. It is hardly Worth while to attempt any preparation at All if these pictures Are not vividly realized at the beginning. Put them Side by Side and look at them. Look at the lesson. What Are its practical teachings write them Down. Now look at the class that is to say look at certain persons. The teacher who habitually thinks of his class As a whole rather than of its individual members is a badly out of place As the Parent who always prays for his children in a Lump. The first lesson that the Young girl has of womanhood is not Seldom a painful one. She learns to know what headache Means and backache and sometimes is sadly borne Down by this new experience of life. All the pain and misery which Young girls commonly experience at such a Lime May in almost every instance be entirely prevented or cured by tile use of or. Pierces favorite prescription. It establishes regularity. It tones up the general health and cures headache backache nervousness and other consequences of womanly weakness or disease. W i received your letter some time ago with advice about your wonderful Medicine a writes miss Stella Johnson of 28 Brady Street Dayton Ohio. A i was troubled with severe pains every month when i wrote to Vou for advice. After receiving your letter and following its directions i am now Happy to say that after five years of untold suffering i have not had any pains Sinee first using your favorite i was induced through a Friend to write to you and follow your kind advice. I thank god and or. R. V. Pierce for the health i now enjoy. I shall urge other women who suffer As i did to use your favorite prescription makes weak women Strong sick women Well. Accept no substitute for the Medicine which works wonders for weak women. Weak and sick women Are invited to consult or. Pierce by letter free. All correspondence is held As strictly private and Sac redly confidential. Address or. R. V. Pierce Buffalo n. Y. Free. Or. Pierces common sense medical adviser is sent free on receipt of Stamps to expense of mailing Only. Send 21 one cent Stamps for the Book Iii paper covers or 31 Stamps for the cloth bound volume. Addice la it amp a a Pierce Buffalo n. V. Attention. A what shall be done to secure attention perhaps an incident is suggested which the teacher is confident will get the attention of the class. Bot with the telling of that incident help the teacher to get Histand Jontue the pupils minds will it draw his pupils around him ready to follow wherever he May Lead or will it Start their minds on an excursion through endless Fields of fancy where there Are daisies butterflies enough to last through the lesson hour. It is one thing to catch the ear of a catering Pony it is another thing to get him to stand still and allow him to be bridled. County Secretary. Quarterly report of St. Johns m. E. S. S. Of Tiffin township for the Quarter beginning july 5, ending sept. 27,1903 no. Of times s. S. Was held 13 a a officers in s. S to a a teachers in s. A. La a a scholars on roll.123 Cradle Roll members. 6 Home department. 9 total enrolment 159 teachers times present collection Henry l. Stock 13 3 48 mrs. Fred Kellermyer to i 28 mrs. Sol Ingle a i 38 Alma Peterson 12 to mrs. De Stover to i 07 o. P. Cares 18 i so f. la 118 Grace Rethmel 9 8 to Bertha Stever absent 18 j 41 sol Ingle 8 i 00 Syl Stock 12 i of amt. Of s. S. Money collected. To 80 a a a a missionary Money ssi state and comity work. 2 80 Home department collection. 45 total. 15f7 j. J. Chaine e. J. Stock Sec. Supt. Send news to h. L. Stock. Day in Mexico Defiance Boytell Sof Celebration the following is a letter that mrs. De Shessler recently received from her son Payne Moats who is in old Mexico. Mexico sept. 18, �?T03. As the mexican Independence Day is Over and the excitement is stopped i will try and Tell you about it. On the Day of the 15th we had a Parade of All the soldiers and big men of the country also the ambassadors from All the foreign countries headed by the president and As this is a town of nearly a half million they made a Fine display. At la p. In. They had the wind up in a Public Square called the Pacalo. On one Side is the Winter Home of the president the mexican White House which is three solid blocks Long and three stories High. On the other is a Fine old Cathedral and the rest is bounded by stores. These four sides buildings were All covered with incandescent lights five rows running the whole length of the White House and Only a foot apart. The Cathedral covers a Block and has two towers. It was also covered with lights Clear to the top of the towers which Are about 200 feet High. You All should have seen this place when the president stepped out on his Balcony at la of clock. They turned on All these lights at once and they beat the Sun for Light. About 100,000 people were present and they surely raised a fuss about that time. It beat anything i have Ever seen a any of the big cities of the states. People and merchants came from All Over Mexico Clear to the Central America line were in town and they had things to sell that would have made the Northern folks mortgage their clothes to buy them. I bought some old Aztec Model pottery and a few Indian curiosities but did no to care for much As i Send it Home now and you can get plenty when you come Down. Flowers of the kind you try to grow in Green houses could be bought at the rate of about 25c a Bushel. Some of the three and four Story buildings were Hung with strings of the finest from the roof to the ground. I would not have missed the whole thing for a whole lot. I am going to Guadalajara monday. That is where All the finest mexican pottery is made and is one of the prettiest towns in the Republic. I have a mexican Blanket called Zaraspe that is worn by All the lower class As an overcoat. They also use them As their Beds As some of them owe nothing but this Blanket. Is rite soon. Payne. Amos Barrick of Michigan and Jerry Barrick of Bryan have returned Home after a Short visit with their Mother on Seneca Street. Marriage licenses have been issued to the following persons Lafayette Elliott and Maud Young. Merel Blesser and Olive Willet. Peter Dick Man returned Home from Hillsboro saturday where he attended the department Encampment of the u. A u. Other persons present were mrs. Moi Len cup mrs. Coe Robinson mrs. Britton and mrs. David Gleason who was re elected state president

Search All Newspapers in Defiance, Ohio

Advanced Search

Search Courier

Search the Defiance Weekly Express Today with a Free Trial

We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research. With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.

Not Finding What You Were Looking for on This Page of The Defiance Weekly Express?

People find the most success using advanced search. Try plugging in keywords, names, dates, and locations, and get matched with results from the entire collection of newspapers at NewspaperArchive!

Looking Courier

Browse Newspapers

You can also successfully find newspapers by these browse options. Explore our archives on your own!

By Location

By Location

Browse by location and discover newspapers from all across the world.

Browse by Location
By Date

By Date

Browse by date and find publications for a specific day or era.

Browse by Date
By Publication

By Publication

Browse old newspaper publications to find specific newspapers.

Browse by Publication
By Collection

By Collection

Browse our newspaper collections to learn about historical topics.

Browse by Collection