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Defiance Weekly Express (Newspaper) - September 24, 1903, Defiance, Ohio Defiance is a City of the second-gradepopuuation�-10,000, growing rapidly situated at the Confluence of the a Glaize and Maumee heart of the great Maumee Valley vol. , Ohio thursday september 24, 1903. No. 42natal Day of a prosperous firm vim vigor push Are Star winners. What has built up the dry goods House of Harley amp Whitaker. Ii e years Drift by so rapidly that one is at a loss to Tell what has become of them unless some substantial work has been done to Mark the course of the Ever moving caravan. Twenty years ago Sal urday the firm of Harley cd Whitaker commenced business in the building at the Corner of first and Clinton streets. The firm name at that time was c. P. Harley cd co. After the death of Hon. W. C. Holgate the firm name was changed to Harley amp Whitaker or. Whitaker taking a half interest in the business. Since the first Day the company opened its doors for business it has been successful and the business has been enlarged until it is now one of the biggest concerns in Northwestern Ohio. The career of the firm has not been rocket like but its gains have been steady and substantial Ever reaching a higher Mark of Merit in the marts of the commercial world and Ever increasing the Confidence of the Public in the honesty and integrity of the members of the firm. The senior member of the firm r. T. Whitaker is c. P. Harlev the Well known banker merchant Farmer and Stockman and while he is not often seen about the store he is always in close touch with his vigorous and resourceful partner. R. T. Whitaker the Junior member of the firm has grown up in the dry goods business from a boy. He first entered the store of c. Harley amp son then worked for Harley Bros. And later for a. F. Harley. Twenty years ago today he entered business with c. P. Harlev and has been the Active working head of the firm Ever since. When they first opened their store Harley amp Whitaker Only occupied one room in the great building Corner first and Clinton streets but they now occupy two floors of the building and Are hard pressed for room to care for their Ever increasing Trade. Or. Whitaker hardly Ever misses a Day out of the store except when taking his annual vacation. He is Ever present directing the army of clerks employed in the place and keeping track of the Stock. He is a keen business Man watchful of the Market and always buying in the season when he can do the Best for the firm and its customers. He has succeed in building up a big business and his House is a credit to the City. He is still a Young vigorous Man Well known in business social Church and Lodge circles and has been a Success which is a High Mark for any Man to reach. Harley amp Whitaker have the Best wishes of the express. They have been Liberal advertisers during All the years they have been in business and that is one of the most distinctive Mark of their acuteness and has contributed in no Small measure to their Success. The bargain House of Harley amp Whitaker deserves the winners ribbons. Aftermath of the Sherwood convention it was a notable meeting and chose a Strong ticket. Judge Hay gives key note speech % a Good ticket named by republicans at Sherwood saturday. Special to express. Sherwood sept. 19�?the republicans of Defiance county opened their county convention in town Hall of this Village sat urday an immense crowd being it present. Every township was largely represented and the republicans were enthusiastic. A notable feature of the meeting was the Large attendance of representative democrats from Over the country who being disgusted with the High handed work done in their own convention at Island Park sept. 3, 1903, were present to urge the nomination of a ticket around which the conservative and anti doodling members of the party might rally. The Defiance delegates took along the Defiance military band and gave a series of entertainments during the Dav. Cd a the convention was called at la a. In. By w. H. Mcclintock chairman of the county executive committee who announced that the county Central commit tee had chosen judge f. L. Hay As temporary chairman and will c. Kegel of the Defiance express and Chas. ,of Evans port As temporary secretaries of the convention. Judge Hay was then presented to the convention and spoke As follows my. Chairman and gentlemen of the convention a we Are in the midst of a Campaign As unique in character As it is important in results candidates have been named and platforms made. Our friends on the other Side have been so thoroughly Johnsoni sued that while their platform is constructed on a foundation of Silver an unrepentant Gold Bug sits on the throne that while solemn and verbose Resolution in state convention adopted they declare eternal War on the railroads yet they select a High salaried attorney of one of the great railway systems to Lead Cie Light that while they profess the utne a Abhorrence for Street railway magnates who charge a live cent fare and by ways mysterious and arts seductive coax valuable franchises from a generous Public yet they choose As their Standard bearer a Man who by such acts became a Multi millionaire and who All his life until recently never did anything else but the very things which he now so strongly condemns others for doing that while they profess a very Strong desire to relieve the Farmer and Small property owner of some taxation by compelling the railroads to pay a larger pro portion yet they nominate a candidate for governor who not Only believes it is proper tout openly avows his ultimate aim is to be ure a single tax and All of that on land that while they profess great hostility to the Standard Oil co. And the other great trusts of Tho land yet they endorse As their candidate for tie it. 8. Senate a leading Railroad lawyer of the Vanderbilt system in which John i. Rockefeller is said to be a heavy stockholder. You can imagine How John h. Clarke if lie should be elected u. S. Senator would Hustle to get an Opportunity to vote in favor of some Bill Adverse to the in forests of the railroads or the Standard Oil co. Was there Ever before presented such a bundle of inconsistencies in a single Campaign ? verily our democratic friends May this year Wear a Silver Bug on one of the lapels of their coat and a Gold Bug on the other but they can not Wear upon either the jewel of consistency. Does any one believe that the endorsement of John h. Clarke originated with the Silver Wing or anti Trust Wing of the party does any one believe it originated with even As fanatical a Man As Tom Johnson did it Ever occur to you my friends How deep an interest the trusts and great corporations of the country take in our Choice of u. S. Senators How Many Railroad attorneys they have succeeded in Landing in the u. S. Senate did it Ever occur to you that the Alert and sagacious officials of these giant corporations might have deemed it Wise to provide against even the Remote contingency of a democratic legislature this coming Winter that they might reason that unless the democratic convention was guided some exceedingly obnoxious and distasteful fellow like John j. Lentz might be endorsed did it Ever occur to you that Tom Johnson is playing this year for a higher stake than the gubernatorial office in Ohio that he does no to expect to be elected governor that he cares More about electing a legislative delegation in Cuya hoga county and preserving his prestige there than he does about the state ticket that the delegation from Ohio to the next democratic National convention is of More importance to him than anything else did it Ever occur to you that in order to avoid the opposition of the Railroad to carry Cuya hoga county for his own selfish purposes he might be willing to sacrifice his own personal wishes As Well As the wishes of his party and let the great corporations name the democratic Candy Date for u. S. Senator. Did it Ever occur to you that unless there was a political Deal of some sort on hand beneficial to Tom Johnson that indiscreet As he is he would have hesitated a Long time before into a convention controlled by free Silver men by we. J. Bryan men and asking them to endorse for the High and important office of u. S. Senator a Railroad attorney and Gold Bug a Man who was against Bryan on the Money question in 1s9�3, and who occupies the same position now and has no apologies to make for it Why it was Only last year that this Man Clarke and Tom Johnson spoke from the same platform at Columbus. Clarke spoke first and pleased the audience with his eloquence. Johnson followed him immediately began his tirade against the railroads and made his usual statement As to the actual value of the different roads and their valuation for taxation. When he Carne to the Nickle plate Road which is a part of the Vanderbilt system and the Road for which or. Clarke is attorney the latter arose interrupted or. Johnson and emphatically denied the truth of his statement. You can imagine the astonishment of the crowd and that there was some excitement about that time. What did or. Johnson say in reply he was very mild. He simply said in substance a Well or. Clarke you and Clarkes views should desire to stand on Tom Johnson a platform. Or. Zimmerman of Springfield says he would not have Cepter a nomination on that platform. It seems even worse for or. Clarke to do so. It is equally As strange that or. Johnson should have wished it. There is Only one rational explanation of it and that is the one i have suggested that the great corporations were behind it. They would be certain that if by any Chance or. Clarke should reach the u. S. Senate they would have a Friend at court. Now a word about our ticket and platform. Our platform Speaks with no Uncertain sound. It is Strong conservative and unequivocal. We Tell the people in Plain English just what we favor and devote no space to Rainbow chasing. We favor a continuance of the Able economical and business like administrations this state has enjoyed under Bushnell Mckinley and Nash. We have not Only freed the state from debt As far As it is possible to do so but we have found a just and Legal Way to add to the taxes of the corporations so that the tax Levy for state purposes has been reduced from two Mills and 89-100 of a Mill to one Mill and 35-100. Instead of pursuing impracticable schemes we have adopted practical measures by which the state is receiving enormous revenues from the corporations and the taxes upon land and other species of property have been correspondingly reduced. It is thought that these revenues will soon wipe out the entire state Levy. Our officials and candidates have not been and tire not now Riding Over the state in automobiles pawing the air and advocating All sorts of vague indefinite policies but they have been and Are going ahead calmly and con be Rya tire i it and have Given and will continue to give you something in the Way of benefits that Are tangible substantial and real. The democratic candidates for governor and the u. S. Senate can not agree eve when speaking from the same platform. One is for a single tax All upon land the other does no to care so his Railroad receives such treatment As lie desires. Equal and just taxation Means one thing to Johnson and another to Clark and is in fact simply a meaningless phrase designed to capture votes. For example if you had a Hundred men picked up anywhere in the state every last one of them would say he favored equal and just taxation but when you asked them to detail their respective plans to secure it perhaps no two of them would agree. There is no question about which men differ More radically. There Are some things that people Are always willing their neighbors shall do and one of them is to pay the taxes. The merchants Are perfectly willing to shoulder As much of the Burden As possible on the Farmers the manufacturers and the corporations and Tho Farmers the manufacturers and the corporations Are equally As willing to shift it on to the others. The lawyers Are perfectly willing to Bear All of it but there is one Little difficulty they Lack the Money. Now it is different with doctors the dentists and the newspaper men they have the Money but they Lack the inclination. A great question is this one of taxation. When Tom Johnson owned Street railroads and was securing franchises you never heard anything from him about three cent fares special privileges or equal and just taxation. But after he has made his Fortune and desires political honors he is ready to throw discredit and Dishonour upon his a whole past life in the Hope of reaching the goal of his political ambition. Our state record. Isnit our record in the state for the past twelve years above reproach has our state Ever had a More efficient and business like administration than Asa s. Bushnell gave us were any better men Ever found in any party to put in the gubernatorial office than George k. Nash and that great and wellbeloved son of Ohio whose name is now a household word and whose loss the entire nation still mourns under the Wise Able economical administration of governor Nash who even our democratic friends admit is the very soul of Honor our state has As i said been freed from debt and at the same time taxation materially reduced. George k. Nash did not ride Over the state Ina red automobile and make his Campaign in a circus tent but when elected he began in a Plain simple business like Way Thor i have fought out this question once before i roughly characteristic of the Man to give and there is no need of going Over it Here. We done to agree in this matter. I presume Johnson referred to the fight before the Board of equalization at Cleveland when he tried to have the taxes of the railroads increased. It is Likely that or. Clarke was there in behalf of his Railroad. Of course Clarke and Johnson did not agree on that matter. They never will any More than Clarke and Bryan will agree on the Money question. The mystery is Why a Man holding or the people an administration that would reflect credit upon them and him and now admirably he has succeeded the record will show. That splendid business Man Myron t. Herrick is elected will give us the same kind of an administration. Our National record. Into Power under More inauspicious Circum tees named. Stances than did Tho Republican party a i March 4th, 1897. Our factories were closed our Labouring men were largely unemployed our business men were discouraged our Farmers were depressed free soup houses were a necessity Money was scarce and dear everything else was cheap we were fast becoming a nation of paupers. The awful blight it Tariff Reform and the four sad years of the reign of the Only Grover was upon every living thing. It required All the patience courage strength ability and statesmanship of such men As William Mckinley Mark Hanuka and the other Republican leaders to face serenely such conditions. The conditions were faced they were overcome. The Qiugley Bill was quickly passed Hope and Confidence returned business began to revive factories opened their doors Money came out of its hiding places the. Interest rate lowered Labouring men again became profitable Consumers the free soup houses no Long needed farm products increased in Price farm lands increased in value the railroads increased their earnings god in his mercy smiled upon us and blessed us with Bountiful crops and miraculous As it May appear it was not Long till the whole country seemed to Blossom As the Rose. As the months and years passed these favourable conditions grew and continued until this wonderful Era of Prosperity which we have enjoyed and Are now enjoying has attracted the attention and admiration of the whole civilized world. One of the vital issues of this Campaign is whether or not the Good people of Ohio want these conditions this season of Prosperity to continue. There can be but one answer Why of course they do. Then the Only Safe Way is to keep in Power the party that brought it about to perpetuate Iii office As Long tis possible such giants o the party As Mark Hanna whose vigorous efforts and Broad statesmanship contributed so much to the desired result. William Mckinley was an excellent judge of human nature. When he had work to do lie rarely failed to select the Man who could do it Best. He was willing to Trust his contest for the presidential nomination his Campaign for election in the hands of a Man almost unknown in the political world. Did he make any mistake history answers no. After the election in 1896 when Hanna thinking he had completed his work desired to return to his business William Mckinley knew that just at that critical juncture the country needed in Congress just such a forceful Broad gauged thoroughly equipped Man of affairs As his Friend Mark Hanna and probably no one but the lovable Mckinley could have persuaded Hanna to make the sacrifice he did in entering the senatorial contest. Did Mckinley make any mistake in doing so again history answers no. Anew senator yet or. Hanna immedi Quot lately took front rank in the greatest legislative body of the world. For six years he has left the impress of ills master mind upon nearly All the important legislation of Congress did the people of Ohio make any mistake in sending him there again the record answers no. Can the people of Ohio now afford to lose his services i feel that the voters by their ballots this fall will say to the world a a thousand times i feel that As or. Johnson goes about Over the state advocating the election of Clarke that even the democratic voters will say to themselves a Why displace one Bug with another a Why vote to displace a consistent Gold Bug with an inconsistent one Why vote against a Broad minded successful business Man of recognized capacity and Force and by experience and ability equipped for the duties of his office simply to put in his place a affire Railroad attorney Why vote to oust one who while a great employer of labor is yet the Friend of the toilet who believes in conciliation and arbitration and is Broad minded enough to perceive that both capital and labor have rights which should be protected simply that another Man without any record in such matters May take his place Why vote out one who has been tried and not found wanting simply to put in his place one whom the democrats tried in 1896 and found wanting a gentlemen of the con von Tion the people of this Good old Buckeye state never will do it. With such a record in the state with such a record in the nation with such Condl tons As confront us with such candidates As Hanna and Herrick to Lead us of we individually do our duty this fall it is As certain As anything political can be that vie tory will Perch upon our banners that Myron t. Herrick will be the next governor of Ohio and Mark Hanna his own sue Cessor in the United states Senate. Permanent organization order of business. And now a word Asto our National record. This is so Bright it fairly scintilla Tes. The history of the nation the past seven years reads like a fairy tale. No party overcame following the address of judge Hay a Call of the townships was made Aud the following commit Adams we. Harper. Defiance a. J. Kiser. First Ward a. P. Cameron. Second Ward a. B. Peaslee. Third Ward we. Helmick. Fourth warded Colwell. Delaware Geo. Boterf. Farmers a. S. Yeagley. Hicksville a. E. Coburn. Highland Wesley Carver. Cd a Mark of. W. Houser. Milford a. 0. Stone. . M. Stottler. Richland Robert Davis. Tiffin a. L. Stock. Washington a. D. Lentz. Resolutions. Adamske. Maddock. Defiance Clay Woodward. First Ward we. Geiger. Second Ward a. W. Wortman. Third Ward a. J. Thompson. Fourth Ward a. Groweg. Delaware a. G. Mccord. Farmers Chas. Case. Hicksville a. E. Griffin. Highland John Vance. Mark a. L. Wallace. Milford Geo. Winn. Noble a. D. Jordan. Richland i. T. Brancher. Tiffin a. W. Neaderhauser. Washington a. P. Yeagley. The committee on resolutions then submitted the following report. Resolutions. Be it resolved by the republicans of Defiance county in convention assembled As follows 1. That we heartily endorse the state and National platforms of our party. 2. That wre cordially endorse the eminently Wise and patriotic administration of president Roosevelt. 3. That we also endorse the clean Able and successful administration of governor Nash 4. That we take Pride in the splendid record thus made by our fellow citizen Hon. William Kirtley As member of the state Board of Public works. 5. That we especially commend the Brilliant services of our two distinguished representatives in the unites states Senate and we pledge our most Earnest efforts to secure the re election of senator Hanna. Committee on resolutions. The convention then took up the matter of nominations. Afternoon session. Ron for representative Lee Richardson presented the name of w. H. Mcclintock. Or. Mcclintock made the statement that he was not a candidate but in the face of that was put to a vote which resulted As follows Hay.168 Mcclintock. 65 or. Mcclintock then made the statement to the convention that if he had not declared to or. Hay that he would not be a candidate or. Hayes name would not have been presented to the convention and therefore moved the nomination of or. Hay be made unanimous. County treasurer was next in order and the name of j. E. Hosier of Delaware township was presented and nominated by acclamation. For county commissioner the names of Chas. Chase of Farmer David Grant of Highland and Orley Welker of Washington was presented to the convention and the first ballot was As follows Chase. 53 Grant. 46 Welker.133 Welker was declared the nominee. For infirmary director Thos. Vav. Carey of Milford was nominated by acclamation. On the motion of j. Ii. Neaderhauser of Tiffin township the executive committee will have Power to fill All vacancies on the ticket if any. The convention was a very enthusiastic affair there being Between 700 and 800 persons present. There yet remains something to be said about the very remarkable Republican convention which was held at Sherwood saturday sept. 19th, 1903. Large numbers of republicans were present from every township in the county and an unusually Large delegation went up on the train from this City. When the train reached Sherwood a procession was formed at the depot and headed by the Defiance military band marched to the town Hall where the convention was held. Near the Van in close proximity to or. H. W. Myers was j. L. Patterson the redoubtable editor of the cres cent news who seemed to enjoy the Novelty of tramping under the Marsha ship of the vigorous old doctor. Squire e. J. Phelps was also with the convention but we were not Able to figure out his position in the Parade. However he had a Good time for he was with a lot of Jolly Good Fellows. The Day was an Ideal one for a convention and we might add that Sherwood is an Ideal place to hold a convention. The town Hall is Large Well seated and has a Fine stage and on the occasion of the convention was decorated and illuminated with pictures of Mckinley Lincoln Hanna and other great Republican leaders. The spirit of the meeting was Good. The speech of the temporary chairman judge f. L. Hay which appeared in the express of saturday was an Able Effort and was Well received. There was a Promise of a contest in the nomination for representative until w. H. Mcclintock explained that it had Only been after he had declined to make the race that judge f. L. Hay had agreed to go into the convention As a candidate. His nomination was then made unanimous and the judge was Given an ovation. Mayor j. P. Cameron made a Good speech in presenting the name of judge f. L. Hay. L. E. Griffin presented the name of Orley Welker for commissioner and in speaking of Hicksville township he said it occupied the unique position of being Republican not Only in the Spring but also in the fait Chas. Case of Farmer and David Grant of Highland whose names went before the convention for the office of county commissioner. Are both representative Farmers and either one would have made an Ideal candidate. The Defiance military band which went to Sherwood with the Defiance boys rendered some Fine selections during the Day. The Sherwood band was also out during the Day and did some Good work. The pastor of the disciple Church played the Bass drum for the Sherwood boys and he is one of Mem even if he does preach. The Sherwood orchestra led by Geo. Rock of Chicago entertained the convention with several Fine selections during the afternoon the ladies of the churches and hotels furnished Good meals for the crowd and cared for the boys in Good shape. The visitors were Well i mannered and orderly and delighted with the cordial reception tendered them by the citizens. They nominated Strong ticket and opened the Campaign in a most auspicious manner. The weather the Promise of the people indeed All signs Point to a Republican Victory. Office a m. When the convention was called to order at 2 p. Rn., the temporary organization was made permanent. It also recommended the rules usual to deliberate bodies and recommended that the nominations be made in the order Given in the official Call of the convention. Report adopted. Name of f. L. Hay was presented to convention by j. P. Care r. C. Cameron dentist Over singers grocery. Louis a. Roehrig has been pointed administrator of Roehrig. Deceased. Or. And mrs. Jacob Frey of Delaware Bend were called Here by the death of Peter Sonnett. Miss Anna Sheridan who has been visiting in Toledo for the past two weeks returned Home sunday. Messes. Franz sober Dale how6y, George Campbell Arthur seids Dale Connon and Art Cumberson of Bryan spent sunday Here. Miss Emma Luderman of Napoleon who has been the guest of mrs. L. E. Richardson and other relatives returned to her Home tuesday. Won by South Bend the South Bend id. Team in which Al Spangler and Angus Grant of this City played the past season won the Pennant in the Central league. The official standing of the clubs As it will appear when revised by the directors who meet at it. Wayne oct 3, will be As follows won. Lost. P. C. South Bend 88 50 638 it. Wayne. 87 50 636 the protested grand rapids it. Wayne contests belongs to grand rapids and should be credited in the percentage taken As a Victory for that team. The disputed Terre haute it. Wayne contest is no contest and should not be credited As a Victory or defeat for either club As it resulted in an 8-inning tie. Neb., mrs. And we Are showing the largest and most select collection of leading and High Grade woolens Ever exhibited in this City. Our prices Are the lowest consistent with first class workmanship. 17 2t Schlegel amp Krutsch. John Speith of Carney is the guest of his sister Oakes. Mrs. John Marshall daughter Carrie Are visiting in Sherwood. Peter Leithauser of Adams township is taking treatment at Alma Mich. Frank Donley has been appointed administrator of w. A. Snyder late of Washington township deceased. A marriage License has been issued to John b. Perkins 24, it. Wayne and Charlette. Beer Bower 25. Of Hicksville. Or. And mrs. Chas. Diehl who have been visiting Here left for their Home in Almyra sunday. They were were accompanied As far As Toledo by or. And mrs. C. Diehl jr., and mrs. Louis Spring. Walter Sapp of South Bend ind., is the guest of his parents in this City. Mrs we. Marshal of Cincinnati is the guest of mrs. Phil Dunn on Hopkins Street. Wilbur e. Beattie 19, and Carrie s. Nodine 19, both of Washington township have been licensed to wed. David g. Berkebile 24, of Delta and Effie Kintner 23, of Washington township have been licensed to wed. August Viebach and Fred Markley have returned Home from Peru ind., where they have been working a steel Mill. Mrs. S. A. Boyer has returned Home from new York. While there she was the guest of her daughter mrs. N. B. Hartman. D. W. Mcknight has gone on a general repair trip Over the postal Telegraph lines. Miss beset Squire is assisting mrs. Mcknight in the store. Mrs. W. A. Hartell and miss Tena Wilsburn left wednesday for it. Wayne where they will spend a few Days before returning to their Home a Caramat Mich. F. J. Herman who is to build the new High school building signed up the contract wednesday and has Given his Bond. He expects to ship his first car Load of stuff Here Friday. On monday night s. J. Bowen was disturbed by the incessant Barking of Christ Duerks dog. He thought of Many things that he wished would happen the dog but none of them did happen. In the morning he found that a thief had visited him during the night and stolen All of his grapes. He immediately modified his opinion of or Duerks dog

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