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Defiance Weekly Express (Newspaper) - September 10, 1903, Defiance, Ohio A a a Quot a Defiance is a City of the second-Grade-population--10,000. Growing rapidly situated at the Confluence of the a Glaize and Maumee heart of the great Maumee Valley vol. . Ohio. Thursday september to 1903. No. 40 one Hole in democratic slate selves to support the ticket this Day nominated. The motion was put and or Wisda sat Down on so hard that it made him in Hart of Hicksville was a quitter and lost the game. The democratic county convention is being held at Island Park today. The Park is an Ideal place for a meeting of any kind barring a democratic convention. Ordinarily it is too far away from the base of the Supply of wet goods. This objection was met in part this morning when a Sand boat Load of Beer was landed on the Island. A temporary stand has been erected near the Gates and the fluid that froth when the Keg is tapped will be issued in quantities to suit the capacity of the Man. There is no to raiment about the Supply failing. The brewery is on the Banks of the Maumee and the Park is on an Island in the River. Any number of cargoes can be floated Down at very Little expense. The attendance at the opening was very Light and it May be truthfully said that the convention at its opening was the smallest county meeting that the democrats have held for thirty five years. The Defiance military band was present and discoursed Many Fine selections but that did not help increase the crowd. Many of the country people did not come because they thought it was an outrage that they had been crowded out of the court House. On the other hand hundreds of City people remained at Home because they thought the convention had been taken to Island Park simply to chasten the wet goods dealers of Defiance. John a. Deindoerfer of the German Herold and j. L. Patterson had been chosen for secretaries by the committee but for some reason they were not present. It is not known what their grievances Are. On motion of w. T. Hill the committee on permanent organization was dispensed with and the temporary organization made permanent. The convention. The democratic county convention was called in the Island Park theatre at 10 30 a. Rn., today by James Seevers the temporary officers being As follows chairman t. T. Ansberry secretaries Otto Behne and George s. May. Or. Ansberry who is Tom a Johnson a manager in Defiance county spoke briefly on the state ticket the Tariff and the Money question. Or. Ansberry is a Man much after the build Anc temperament of the redoubtable Johnson and is something of a rusher and Crusher himself in his political methods although a Good fellow personally. Or. Ansberry made As Good a speech As could be expected under the present demoralized condition of the the democratic party in Ohio. Timothy of course took a Long shot at the republicans but he did not attempt to explain to the democracy of Defiance county Why a to headed mule one of Silver and the other of Gold had been trotted out in the Arena. Tim raved some about Uncle Mark a. Hanna and said that they panted to Knock him out. He also Felt right sorrowful Over the action of the daily express in last year referring to Tom l. Johnson As a Mastodon. The mention of Johnson a name called out very Little applause. Or. Ansberry denied that the democratic party Ever favored free Trade. He also stated that the democratic party was for by Metallised in 1896, rather than free Silver. His speech As it referred to Money was along a line that would Point an easy Way for the delegates to Swallow Clarke the Gold Bug. Or. Ansberry forgot All about 16 to i and As a Side diversion pitched into Teddy for snubbing general Miles. Or. Ansberry a speech was a rather weak affair. Judge t. T. Shaw moved that the convention dispense with committee on credentials because there were contests. Motion carried. That if or. Kehnast is not nominated on the second or third ballot that or. Replogle will get the Call for representative. Convention called. The convention was again called at i p. Rn., the crowd having increased considerably Over what it was during the morning session. The resolutions. The committee on resolutions made the following report a be it and it is hereby resolved i 89, Replogle 80. That fifth Kehnast 114, Miller 96, we the democrats of deft Replogle 79. Ance county in convention As sixth Kehnast 121, Miller 8embled today reaffirm our Fidel too Replogle 67. Ity in the times honoured demo seventh a Kehnast 144 2-9, cratic principles As again Enun-1 Miller 98, Replogle 47 7-9. Grunt. The ballots for representative were As follows first Kehnast 109, Miller 92, Replogle 89. Second Kehnast la i Replogle 85, Miller 93. Third Kehnast 115, Miller 91, Replogle 84. Fourth Kehnast 121, Miller cited in the platform of the democratic state convention held at Columbus last week. And we hereby pledge our most Loyal support to the democratic nominee for governor Tom l. The name of Replogle has been withdrawn. The eighth ballot resulted Kehnast 169, Miller 121 thus nominating or. Kehnast. When w. A. Kehnast was Nom Johnson and John h. Clarke for Ina ted for representative in the permanent organization. J. W. Knopf Adams. Ii. S. Vanvlerah Defiance. H. P. Miller 1st Ward. P. F. Seible 2nd Ward. John Clemens 3rd Ward. Adam Minsel,4th Ward. A. A. Metz Delaware. John Wisda Farmer. F. J. Clem Mer Hicksville. W. Zachris Highland. J. P. Fredericks Mark. Geo. C. Serril Milford. W. H. Brown Noble. Ferd Mekus North Richland. D. Ashbacher South Richland. I. Hall Tiffin. J. W. Garber Washington. Resolutions. C. Bidlack Adams. C. Brinkman Defiance. J. A. Deindoerfer let Ward. De costello 2nd Ward. John e Widmer 3rd Ward. Mike Rigney 4th Ward. H Rossiter Delaware. H t Blosser Farmer. J Seever Hicksville. P Mentley Highland. De Kleckner Mark. Fred Heister Milford. Charles Moninger Noble. A Seiple North Richland. J j Thieroff South Richland. Prank Spangler Tiffin. W Lantz Washington. The convention took a recess of fifteen minutes. At the end of a fifteen minute recess the convention was Agair called and adjourned until i p in. The recess was taken so the committees might prepare and make their reports but As the delegates had scattered for dinner the convention had to be adjourned. U. S. Senator for the various state offices As Well As the nominees of today a convention. An Earnest Appeal is hereby made to every Democrat in this county to join us in honest zealous and untiring work in the interest of the common people and As against monopolies trusts and other evils results of pernicious and class legislation. J. J. Thieroff de costello chairman. Secretary. Report was adopted on motion i possible show for the Nomma of Hon. J. M. Ainsworth. I Tion of any one of them if Keh Nast was chosen. Things drifted along however and in the critical moment when Kehnast had the committee on permanent i to make Good or take the to bog organization and rules made its Gan delegates who had been democratic county convention at Island Park thursday afternoon on the ninth ballot by a vote of 169 to 121 for z. H. Miller that marked the close of the hardest fight of the convention. The nomination for representative was the key to the treasurers fight but that fact seemed to have been lost sight of by those who were most deeply interested. The City of Defiance had four candidates for treasurer. Logically there would be no permanent organization and rules. It would not go to the Hicksville Man. The ballot that nominated Tennyson was As follows Tennyson 160 Hart 128. In the twelfth ballot Hart got leg weary and the Tennyson men took the prize. When the 14 votes of Highland the 23 of the fourth and the 19 votes of Delaware went to Tennyson the very Willows that fringed the Hanks of the Maumee seem to say in their own Peculiar Way fare the Well brother Hart Ahi Hill Smith Weigerding and Duerk were All Good men but they did not Cut much of a figure. They had warm promises from the party leaders but they found when too late that the promises were Only jollies. The nomination of John Spangler was a foregone Conlus Ion before the convention was called. Like or. Kehnast he wanted the office for the Honor and had to have it. There were four ballots. The first ballot was As follows. Spangler 98 Cameron 104 Mansfield 84. M. M. Cameron and lot w. Mansfield his opponents Are both Good men and made a Good canvass but All their work Wasas naught when they came into the convention. There they found that the leaders in this City were against them and that promises and pledges made were easily broken the final ballot was As follows Spangler 170, Mansfield 119 Cameron. Spangler did not have any opposition to speak of in the East end. Phiillip Young and a few proved to be an Ideal place hold it. To report. The temporary organization was made permanent. The rules provided for nominations by ballot in the following other of the old timers opposed chosen for their supposed fealty i John but of course they Are of to some one of the candidates the past and their words Hadj no for treasurer were found to be weight in the convention. Chas Stalwart friends of Kehnast As i Behringer h. P. Miller and other order representative Treasur Well and brought about his Nom present Day leaders were the Feler commissioner and infirmary director. Adopted. Nominations. Call was then made for Nom nations for representative and the name of w. A. Kehnast was presented in a rousing speech by John a. Deindoerfer editor of the German Herold. He gave or Kehnast a Fine Send off. D. M. Whetstone county school examiner presented the name of or. M. Y. Replogle of Tiffin township. Theoc Norwas raised a Republican and that made the duty of or. Whetstone rather More arduous than it would have been if he had been pushing an old line Democrat. D. G. Openlander prosecuting attorney presented the name of Zeno Miller of Delaware township. Treasurer. The Call for treasurer resulted in the presentation of the follow nation. Things had been framed up to defeat Kehnast and there was a time Early in the convention when that might have been done Kehnast had the Ablest lieutenants in the fray and j after the fourth ballot they knew that the child was born and that William would land. Miller and Replogle i nominated Otis and in a Long both made Good fights in the speech stated that Otis had been can vase but were out generated on a populist but was now a Moss the Day of the Battle. They i Back Democrat the convention have reason to feel gratified that evidently had no use for a popu the ice Wagon that run them list and Otis was turned out on lows that carried Spangler through. One ballot was All that was necessary to Settle the contest for infirmary director. The ballot was As follows greek 145% Otis 144%. The former is from Mark and Otis from Milford. J. T. Miller Down was guided by the most skillful artists in the first Ward h. P. Miller it. T. Hill John a. Deindoerfer and Many others. The delegates kicked on their feed but after All the ratings might have been worse. Hart of Hicksville made a great fight during the Campaign but proved a quitter when the nomination was practically in his hands. The Cost of the toy in the closing hour put him to sleep. The slate was Kehnast Hart and Spangler. Peter Weigerding had his own Ward against him. If the first Ward had stood for Pete he would have been nominated for treasurer. The picnic a grand Success the Day enjoyed by crowd. A very Large tuesday was an Ideal Day and twelve Hundred Defiance people wended their Way to Island Park to enjoy the sports provided by the committees of the masonic and knights of pythias lodges for their annual picnic. The Var Ous contests were interesting and hugely enjoyed by everybody. The first event was the Ball game Between nines chosen from members of the masonic and k. Of p. Orders. Carl Groweg presided Over the destined of the former and Roy Webb captained the latter. The first two innings were championship Ball but in the third the k. Of became excited and allowed their opponents seven runs. The game was called at the end of the fifth inning with the score 8 to 2 in favor of the trowel and Square handlers. Cleve Wights a Kelly slide and it ebb a backward somersault Over or. Davis Manly stooping form were amusing. The other events were then called on the race track in front would have i of the grand stand and Virgil a few awful Squires foghorn voice was Clear when the band played a under the Bamboo tree Otto Behne one of the secretaries of the convention was heard to murmur a Gott in his associate Geo. S. May jr., Drew up his Belt another notch. The first Ward leaders were furious Over the nomination of Tennyson. They had made some pledges to Hart that they could not keep. The Street car men had a hard night of it. The Defiance military band was kept Busy during the Day. John Wisdak a speech nominating w. L. Hill will stand in his Ory. John has also had his Day. If col. Sobieski had attended the convention he drifted up against examples say at about to or la i and resonant. He Dev Ayers . Judge Hay and other assistants Kehnast is a merchant Tenny were kept a on the i ump and son a lumber dealer and Spang-1 Charley Young Ler and greek Farmers. They had a hot time in the the third Ward delegation. Boys had off their Coats and nearly locked horns. John e. Widmer objected to some other fellow voting for him. The delegation also ran away from chairman Schmaltz. Distributed gifts to the prize winners. The prizes were a Box of cigars and a bottle of soothing syrup. The events and prize winners were As follows horse shoe contest a. D. Edgar b. W. Linde. Tug of War City against country latter won. Afternoon. There was a Good Deal of kicking during the noon hour Over the accommodations and the country delegates say they done to i and we. Duerk first Ward j. The grass. The convention which opened with a Small attendance developed into a hilarious circus and when the shutters were put up at 4 p. In. Today there were More after the nomination of or. I big Heads and sore men than was Kehnast a motion was made to Ever before congregated on a adjourn for supper. A Delegate piece of ground the size of Island wanted to Amend this motion Park. The Beer kegs strewed the boys running race under to they do say there was some i years de Fritcher Al Weisen Boodle in the convention. In Burger Philip Young Howard fact there Are men who claim Deckrosh Roger Hay. There were a a gobs of it late in the i boys running race under 15 Jay years Alva Wilhelm Raymond the boys say that Tennyson Terry Alex Harris dropped out of sight As soon As ladies running race mrs. De he had been nominated. He was Carver miss Ella Cosklo mrs. Wanted badly for a time to make Emmett Ash mrs. Clyde Conkle. Good some pledges. Menus running race Scotty lot Mansfield says the pledges he Uin Shead Art Weisenburger. Evening session. Think they will want to come to the Park again next year. There was probably plenty to eat but the service was not As Swift As it might have been. C. G. Robinson has charge of he eating House Aud mrs. Frank Young mrs. Ralston and mrs. John Widmer have lunch stands and did a Good business. John Schlembach and Mike Zeigler have charge of the wet but or. Ansberry ruled the amendment out of order. J. J. Ing names Peter Weigerding Malley raised the Point of order that the amendment was in order and appealed from the decisions of the chair. Chairman Ansberry moved right along however and put the motion to adjourn. The motion was lost and then the delegates took an hour and a half for supper with b. Tennyson second Ward Henry j. Smith fourth Ward Carl m. Hart of Hicksville and w. L. Hill of Highland was nominated by John in a barefooted oration. Commissioners. Hill Wisda Lawn like leaves in autumn. Notes. Asa Teberan was in the convention during the afternoon but he hiked after the nomination of Kehnast. Well yes there were a few less than seventy empty Beer kegs on the grounds after the Battle but not very Many. General Timothy Thomas made to him in this City were not kept. Fat menus race Over 200 pounds de Duerk j. B. Tennyson h d. Bokop. Thread and Needle race Cleve Frank Smith and de culkins Yaj get and mrs. Earl Couch started for los Angeles cal., Rover Behringer and mrs. C. J. Thursday evening. Daoust Albert Sites and mrs or. And mrs. Joe Stein of Sites Geo Beard and mrs. Henry Davison Street have a new boy Gherke. Baby at their Home. Goods stand corps of assistants. The Headquarters of the different delegations Are scattered Over the grounds and most of them will meet under the Trees. Noble township meets in the Bowling Alley a Long and narrow Way. It looked just on the eve of calling the afternoon session that a Long and bitter contest was pending and it was freely predicted that it would be Midnight before the convention would conclude its work. It is thought that a combination has been made to nominate Zeno Miller representative j. B. Tennyson treasurer and John Spangler commissioner. There Are others however who think out any adjournment. Call was then made for Norm-1 it was fully 6 of clock before the i an8berry makes a commanding nation for county commissioner delegates got Down to business pre8iding officer. If he would curl and. G. Kopp presented the and began a great struggle that and powder his Roach lie would did not end until 4 a. In today. Maje a pretty fair looking Tom girls running race under 8 years Blanche Dunlap Marie Lind and Helen Garver. Girls running race to to 15 years Ruth rout Letha Engel Vera Mickerol. Ladies potato tace a Goldie Medary Carrie Watkins Kittie Daoust. Ladies Nail driving contest mrs l. E. Kessler mrs. H. Hudson mrs. Fred Miller mrs. Sarah Kuhn mrs. De Wagner. Pie eating contest boys under 12 years de Daman James Smith. Boys running jump Fred Bokop Glen Killey. Standing jump Walter doen to Roy lever. High jump Julius Blair and Guy Kirtley. Sack race Carl l. Miller b. J. Emery Geo. Vav Ohn. Wheelbarrow race Frank Hall and Clyde Conkle Stephen de Veaux and William Sharp and Virgi Squire and j. C. Vandenbroek. At six of clock the remainder were called off owing to darkness. The prizes named for the latter were disposed of in the free drawing in the evening. Everybody was hungry then Parkland the sight throughout the was not Only an inspiring one but an appetizing one. All Over the grounds were found tables and spreads filled with inviting food and proved the event of the Day. About 7 80 the evening Prev Gram commenced in the auditor us which was packed to the doors. The following program was Given and each number heartily encoded j d. Chenevert accompanist 1�?king�?Ts l. Piracy or. R. H. Sutphen. 2�?the sword of Ferrara. Bullard or. Elias Whitlock. J 3�?a�?barcarole.hans Sitt . Simonetti or. Bruce Reynolds. 4�?sing Desuza miss Maud Foust. 5�?gypsy . Clay or. R. H. Sutphen. 6�?alia zing Aresca. A. Tsche Schulin or. Bruce Reynolds. 7�? a three roses red Norris b it was a or. Elias Whitlock. 8�?slave . Riego miss Maud Foust. The musical program was a genuine treat and plainly indicates we have several truly Fine performers belonging particularly to Defiance. Name of lot w. Mansfield of they have a big Highland Ferd Mekus presented the fight for treasurer was hot Johnson. The name of John Spangler of furious and picturesque. Carlm. North Richland. Hon. W. H. Mccauley presented the name of m. M. Cameron. Infirmary director the names of j. M. Greek of Mark Aud w. E. Otis of Milford were presented to the convention for the office of infirmary director. J. T. Miller presented the name of or. Otis and told the convention How he had brought or. Otis a populist As Well As All of the populists of Milford township Back into the democratic ranks. Settling or. Wisda. John Wisda moved that All the candidates come before the convention and pledge them Hart of Hicksville was slated for the nomination but on the 13th ballot j. B. Tennyson of this City knocked the Only Hole in the slate of the convention. The first ballot was As follows Weigerding 41 Hill 41 Tennyson 53 Duerk 41 Hart 60 Smith 51. There were Many ups and Downs during the evening. Many of the delegates were slightly under the a a a fluence and others left for Home and that made it easy for the Tennyson managers in the end to sweep the Platter. Dave Hill is sure the cat did not carry the convention Back to the City. Philip Young said a dog on it about one Hundred times during the Day. Hile Hilo could occasionally be heard in the direction of the wet grocery. A Dray Load of sandwiches and a Sand boat Load of Beer was ordered from the City at 5 p rn., preparatory to an All night fight. Deindoerfer a speech placing Kehnast a name before the con Delaware township was sore Over i mention was a hard thing for the the defeat of Zeno Miller and it other Fellows to get around was the action of that delegation i the Day was an Ideal one for that made Harts defeat certain the convention and Island Park there Are a great Many hungry hearted women who would attend a baby Sale ii babies were Ever offered for Sale because there Are a great Many wives who love children and have been told by physicians that they can never Hope to nurse a child of their own. Some of these women who have used or. Pierces favorite prescription for the cure of womanly ills have been made Happy mothers As a result of the cure of womanly disease and the building up of the general health. Doctor pierces favorite prescription makes weak women Strong and sick women Well. It establishes regularity dries weakening drains heals inflammation and ulceration and cures female weakness. A i wrote to you some time ago to get information about my says mrs. Mary Lee flan Ary of Dryden a. Quot i was troubled with female weakness and pains. Received answer from you. Advising me to take doctor Pierce s favorite prescription and a Golden medical i took two bottles of a favorite prescription and found it did me Good. I had been married four years and had no children now i can say that oar House is blessed with a Little baby boy born july loth by the help of god and your Medicine. I Praise your Medicine highly. Quot you can publish this letter if Yon free. Or. Pierce s co Mem sense medical adviser is sent free on receipt of Stamps to pay expense of mailing Only. Send 2i one cent Stamps for the Book in paper covers or to Stamps for the clothbound volume. Addict sir sly Pierce. Buffalo n. A Rev. Spannuth and family spent thursday with or. And mrs. Amos Spencer. Clara e. Allen has been appointed administer matrix of the estate of Daniel Broadsword late of Hicksville township deceased. The Trees on the court House Lawn Are being trimmed by experts sent out by the postal Tel graph co. The members of the party Are a. J. Johnson Foreman a. Huff and Al Crown. Or. Huff is a graduate from the school of forestry and it is he that determines just How much trimming a tree can stand and the time when the work can be safely done. Schneider bros., of this City will begin next week to Stone the mile of Road Between the Defiance Paulding county line and the Junction Bridges the West Side River Road. When that mile is completed there will be a Stone Road from Paulding to Defiance a distance of about 20 Miles. The mile to be stoned is about the worst piece of Road in that part of the country. R. C. Cameron dentist office Over singers grocery. Or. And mrs. F. A. Walz Are the proud parents of a baby boy. G. A. Wilson has moved his household goods to Lasalle in. Married on thursday evening sept. 3rd, by Rev. B. W. Slagle at his residence Charles r. Campbell of Bloomdale Ohio and miss Nina p. Coman of Hicksville. Christopher Myers has filed a petition in common pleas court praying the appointment of a receiver to take charge of a farm and crops claimed by c. L. Stone Braker and wife. Winn amp Hay for plaintiff. City treasurer h. J. Jennings has a letter from the auditor of states office in which it is stated that the City Council has no control Over the school funds in the City. The opinion is based on Section 1222 of the r. S. 0. Or. Jennings has distributed the City a funds other thanth school funds to the several Banks that have been made depositories in /

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