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And Henry County News.
Editor op thb Northwest:
I once more respectfully ask your
permission to reply in a general way
to certain editorials and other allus
ions in those "Street Corner" solilo
quies published in the Signal, In ref
erence to the surplus of $15,000 in the
building fund, which will be the prob
able result of three years' collection
above the eoonomio expenditure
for all purposes for the same length
of time. Allow me to say that ever
since the people of Henry county have
so highly honored me by delegating
to me the authority t o represent them
as an assistant in the management of
the financial affairs of the county, it
has been my highest aim and noblest
ambition to learn by deliberate in
vestigation how to discharge the
duties imposed upon me so that the
combined result of the action of
all officers with whom I have the hon
or to be associated shall deserve the
commendation of every worthy citi
zen in the county. I have not been
heedless nor unmindful of the truism
that a safe and discreet way of judg
ing of the future is to scrutinize the
results of the past, and the record of
the building fund for the six years
proceeding my incumbencv warrants
me in making the following state
ment, to-wit: ...
That the average levy for each- of
these six years has been 1 and 1 tenths
of a mill and the average expenditure
for each of these six years has been
$10,695.86, and the average levy for
the three years of my incumbency is
1 and 8jj tenths of a mill, a difference
of each year of the small fraction of
i of a mill; and the total average
collection each year, including the
$1,000 transf ered from the poor fund, is
$12,878.83. Now if the average ex
penditure of these three years would
equal that of the former six years,
then in that case there would only be
left at the close of the fiscal year Sept.
1st, 1894, the modest sum of $5,032.41,
but in order to make it possible to re
deem 15 of the 100 court house bonds
and at the same time pay a debt of
$16000 of unbonded indebtedness of the
county fund remaining unpaid, it will
be necessary to not allow the expend
itures of the building fund to exceed
$7,000 for each of these three years
ending Sept. 4th, 1894, and thus save
$3695.86 each year from the average
expenditure of each of the six years
preceeding. This accounts for $11,
097.58 of the surplus in the building
fund which the editor of the Signal
claims to be the accumulation of an
unlawful levy, but the fact is that
every dollar of this surplus might
have been expended on inside repairs,
furniture and appliances found in
every court house of recent construct
ion in Ohio, and specifications and
plans are now on file in the auditor's
office which have been urgently
pressed to secure the privilege to
furnish the same. But as the com
missioners now have the assurance
that the roof of the court house is as
good as when first constructed and
will give good service for the next five
years at least, they are satisfied now,
since the roof is secure, that no better
use could possibly have been made of
this surplus than to pay a debt that
must be paid either in tills way or by
direct levy, and in this method of
procedure they have my unwavering
support and the support of every man
with whom I have spoken, who has
given this subject the reflection neces
sary to a correct comprehension of
the good that will result to the tax
payers of the county by sustaining in
the future the county fund in the per
formance of its own obligations con
sistent with honest and economic ex
penditure, and every public spirited
man in the county is willing to pay
his proportion of taxes necessary to
meet all expenses in harmony with
wise management in the speedy pay
ment of the county debt, and this
transfer has been made to assist in
the accomplishment of this purpose
and for no other reason. And if this
same transfer could have been made
in June, 1890, when Mr. Russell made
the levy of 8 mills as the prospective
seed that was to spring up and spon
taneously yield revenue sufficient to
pay the bonded debt of $165,000 at or
before maturity, and at the same time
that he made that levy, if he had seen
to it that the levy for the other county
funds had been fixed to yield receipts
at least equal to expenditures, then
the $35,000 due Jan. 1st. 1893. could
have been truly paid, and the pay
ment oi $7,uuu interest would have
beensaved to the taxpayers of the
county; but there was no surplus on
hand at that time to apply in that
way, and the levy for all the other
funds was so fixed that every dollar of
this sinking fund of great expectation
and ; momentous responsibility was
taken and expended to operate the
county fund, regardless of the evil re
suits that follow the appropriation of
sinking fund money to unlawful use.
This result was inevitable, as the fol
lowing statement from the records
will show, to-wit : The average annu
al levy for all county funds, including
the general ditch fund (which is large
ly supported by special assessments)
during Mr. . Russell's three years of
service as auditor, was 9 and 5 tenths
mills, which compared with a self bus
taining basis at the close of his ad
mist rat ion shows the following to be
County Fund.reoeipU below xpcndrtunt 821153 58
Building " " " " 7180 07
Bridge 7814 J7
Bol. Belief " 788 U
Poor 8380 85
Gen.Dltch". " " " 1856 18
Total ' ls0i 48
Sinking Fond ' . above 18830 88
Net total " below" " ' 9T9T3 00
The above exhibit shows that dur
ing the three years of Mr. Russell's
administration of low levies and mi
nuB quantities, the expenditures ex
ceeded the receipts $44,602.68, and
after using every dollar of sinking
$27,972, and where did the money
come from to supply this deficiency?
I answer that his predecessor left him
a part or it in every fund except the
county fund, which united with the
foregoing exhibit will make Mr. Rus
sell's last record of funds whioh he
himself made to a penny as here
shown. r " -.
Receipt UrSTn HtBninll'i
below expert- lot ewe- - bet iuie
toree. neut. meat.
Sept. 1 Bept.l-tl.
County Fund, t-11153.M ii9M M -3414(1.04
Bridge 7l 7 74 6I7S 47
Building 7180.07 i IS 4560 88
Sol. Hl- - 7.8.14 4P0 28 SH7.84
Poor - - SiPO.86 7147.88 1776.M
Geo. Dttah tVitM IDra.ll 11S99 88
Sinking ' 16680.68 1388.70 17898.88
In the foregoing table the numbers
with a minus prefix are to be regarded
as overdrafts, and all numbers not so
designated are to be regarded as
amounts on hand. It will be seen
from the above that Mr. Evers left
Mr. Russell $25,171.98 above all float
ing indebtedness, or an average in
each of the seven funds of $3,596; and
in. spite of this golden opportunity to
begin the payment of the bonded
debt, he allowed the levy to be re
duced so that in three years the float
ing: debt amounted to tne sum or $44,-
602.68 and not one dollar of the bond
ed debt paid, and the present incum
bent was obliged to begin business on
8ept. 14th, 1891, with an average de-'
ficit in each of these seven funds of
$400. This is-no fanciful picture but
the facts taken from the records, and
open to the severest criticism by any
one wno ;desires to investigate tne
same. Mr. Russell seems to have an
ardent thirst for notoriety, and is in
clined td arrogate to himself the cred
it of sowing the seed from which the
redemption of these fifteen bonds of
$1,000 each resulted, but as in the par
able of the sower, as recorded by St.
JUattnew, lath chapter, it appears
that two kinds of seed were sown, one
of which produced tares or minus
quantities and that kind of seed grew
and multiplied exceedingly during the
three years of Mr. Russell's incumb
ency, and had it not been for the
gbod seed remaining at the close of
Mr. Evers' administration, the good
seed would have been scarcely dis-
ernable and he would have been
obliged to make the following state
ment at the close of business Sept. 1,
County fund, overdrawn (21,152 52
BrldRe ' r 7,814 27
Bnllnlng - " 7,180 07
Sol. Belief " ; 788 14
Poor fund M 5,880 85
Gen. Ditch ' S.358 88
Sinking fond, on hand 16,830 68
The taxpayers of Henry county
started Sept. 1, 1891, with an average
deficit in each of the seven county
runds oi $4UU, ana witn an average
levy for all county purposes for three
years ending Sept. lst,1894, of 12 and
mills, and they have succeeded in
paying $20,000 of the bonded debt and
every dollar of the floating debt, so
mat tne statement ot runds March 1,
1894, if then adjusted as now, would
have stood as follows:
County fund, amount on hand J2419 08
Bridge 9091 91
Building " " 1410 67
Sinking " " " 1225 05
Sol. Relief" ....,... 1377 60
Poor " " 1582 76
Election " " " ., 1189 49
Gen. Ditch " . .,.. 1979 99
Total, amount on band..' (20276 64
This same average levy of 12 and J
mills properly arranged to support
the different funds, and the receipts
derived therefrom judicuously expend
ed, win enable tne taxpayers or Hen
ry county to pay every dollar of bond
ed indebtedness in 8 years or on July
1, 1902, and at the Bame time prevent
any future floating debt by giving
the county fund the advantage of one
mill of this 12 and f mills, by special
act of the Legislature, or by transfer
for five years only beginning with the
June levy of 1895 and dropping the 1
mill levy June 1st, 1900, and 3 mills
more June 1st, 1902. This result will
be . much more easily accomplished
than was the redemption of the first
15 of the court house bonds, on ac
count of the greatly improved condi
tion of the different funds; but, after
all, there is immense satisfaction in
the realization of the fact that "What
ever is difficult n performance is more
praiseworthy in execution." If the
taxes are as promptly paid in the fu
ture as in the past three years, and on
the basis of the present valuation in
round numbers of $6,500,000, there
will be redeemed July 1st, 1895, 18
court house and 5 county bJnds,
of $1000 each, and July 1st of each
succeeding year no less than 15 court
house and 5 county bonds of $1000 each
so that at the close of the second and
final term of the present incumbent's
official career there will have been re
deemed at least 83 of the 165 bonds of
$1,000 each, leaving five years more
time in which to redeem the remain
ing 82 bonds. ' And July 4th, 1902, I
hope I may have the great pleasure
of uniting, in common with every of
ficer then living, who, as well as my
self, has been honored by the voters
of Henry county and called to assist
in the management of county affairs,
not only in the celebration of the
great achievement of American inde
pendence won by the valor of Revolu
tionary Fathers, who, on that event-
ruidayA. D. 1776, after recounting
the long and dark catalogue of abuses
already suffered, and appealing to the
Supreme Judge of the world for the
rectitude of their intentions, they
shook off forever their allegiance to
the British Crown and pronounced
the United Colonies an independent
nation; but in addition, on the re
turn of that same day, July
4th, 1902, after recounting the
long catalogue of coupons paid
on bonded indebtedness, and return
ing thanks to all who helped bear the
burden and responded promptly in
the payment of taxes, let us shake off
iorever our thralldom to debt and de
clare that hencef orwardHenry county
the greatest agricultural giant in the
Maumee Valley for her inches, shall
be free and her sons shall walk as
Very respectfully submitted,
J. H. Resh.
Hunting and Fishing.
Big game and birds for the hunter,
black bass in pretty lakes and gamey
trout in mountain streams along the
Great Northern Railway in Minnesota,
Montana and Washington for the
fisherman. The lordly salmon can be
caught in the Columbia and Puget
oouna. rvoyai sport in new territory.
Send to P. J. Whitney. G. P. & T. A.
G. N. Ry., St. Paul, Minn,, for print
ed matter ana otner lniormation be
fore you arrange for your next trip,
MONET TO LOAN : .
On first mortgage seoqrlty at low rate of
Interest. Partial payments received and in.
tereat (topped. Enquire at the law office of
Tyler Jfc Tyler, Napoleon, 0. nov80-6m
NAPOLEON, P., THURSDAY,
T Uwmu. MOWAMD M OBAOW.
Kany yeare have paaeed away
Hloce tbe boeta of Bine and Gray
Cut aelde tbe bond of peace for tbe bane of etrife.
Lletenoa to tne cannon 'e roar,
Saw tbe bloody atepe of war.
And were epnmd to noble deede by tbe dram and
Now their former batUe plalna
Grow tbe rich and who!
On the rery epot where onoe there were erlea of we
w uua orave men wn Dated breat a
Faced the mniket'i Am of iWth
Aa they eet tb-ilr teeth and rtuhed on the danntleea
Let tbe queatlon, "Which waa right!"
Drop forever out of eignt :
And let all the good of North and Sooth be wed;
r or the eorrowe ot tboee ye are
Have been waehed away with teara,
And let'a ehow that aectlonallem In our land la dead
Let there be one decoration
For tbe aoldlera of the nation,
Who fought bravely for the eauee they believed waa
Far they fought with courage true,
Whether of the Gray or Blue :
So let'a look at all theee beroca in their true and
Btpl lly their renka are tblnnl ng,
Boate have ceased from woe and alnninir
Bnt their aonla, let us hope, are with Sod,
so lera always pralie the living,
While the lean and Rnmn vim'rm llnf
While we're forming wreathe to lower over thoae
oenoain ine sod.
The nmnv fHpnria n.nri bnnnDi.il
ances of Miss Ella Roddy, of Monroe
townshin. cavn her a. nionanf. on-
prise last Saturday evening, by tak-
."H wjmhv! v uui uuiue ctuu manag
ing things to suit themselves. The
occasion was the anniversary of
Miss Roddy's 20th birthday, which her
friends thought needed more than a
passing notice. A very pleasant
evening was snent and m fha mmito
departed the young hostess wished
mat uer iuiure Dirtnuays might be as
happy as this one. K. B. E. R.
House for Rent.
Good TlOllKP .nrl Inf. frt .ont T?.,w
particulars enquire of W. H. Pontius,
o -U o:.i , '
Subscribe for the Northwest $1.00.
EVERY DAY. AT -
The reason why we are not afraid to publish prices of our goods is
because WE KNOW that our competitors can not discount them. How
is this for a starter: 150 pair womans' gloves at 20c per pair; other
dealers will charge you 30o. Wove wire mattressess, a hummer at
$1,25; China Silks 28 in. wide at 50c per yd. , Baby cabs at from $5 to.
$10 each. Fancy staple ginghams, just new goods, at 5o. . . . .
150 pair Plow Shoes at $1, think of it, yon cannot buy same quality of other deal- .
en for less than $1,50; fine Cassimere Dress Goods at 25o per yd; elegant Bedroom
Bnitsat $15; Henderson Sheeting at 5o. worth 7c; Dining) room chairs at $2,'5; In
dingo prints at 4c, worth 6c; 50 pieoes staple prints at 4 and fio, worth 7; fine and
neatly designed Bookcases ever offered at $17; anything yon want in Jewelry at
lowest prioes; hnsk Mattresses at $2,25 each, worth $3,50. v
.Tab'0Jamlk ' from 25 to 60o a yd; the best extension pillow slum holder over offered
at 95e ; Tri-etate Warp, one of the beet brands lu tbe market, 20 to 82c; Vallxes and trnnks
at lowest prioes; brass extension curtain poe at 24c eacb; Hickory lookers very beet at2
an elegant line of face veiling at 15c a yd; Bamboo easels oniy 75o, everybody ought to have
one; 'ace curtains at f 1 a pair; a big drive in wall paper, come cet prices, if yon do vou
will surely buy ; we trim tne borders as well as the paper: 100 negligee shirts at Mo and 7So
olhere will chargeyou 1 forsame makes; a wmplete liueof school book9 at only 10 percent,
above manufacturers prices ; silver watches with gold hinsrcB at only $H with Elgin movements
best quality of fringed napkins at ?1 a doz; large towel rings andbrass hooka for only 17c- a
little sharp for mosquito netting, but we have got it just the same for only 6c a yd.; stair and
w i ,j r i- v .o w Bju, piiiuK caruo at juc aeca; we nave a
4 large line of white dross goods and are going to put tne prices down where they belong; Men's
g Kaiigwoo shoes, every pair warranted, only3 a pair: 10U ladies Swiss ribbed vests at 60o
a eaon; men's ail wool pants, these are bargains, att-3.85 a pair; lOOdozen straw hats, any style
j,iiWo, ffiuuBu uiiriur pistes, any bizo . you want at a mere trine
more than window g ass.
Large line of ladies fine shoes and slippers at prioes that will sell them; 150 dozen
fnr and wool hats, latest styles and lowest prioes; big line of center tables at from
$2 to $6 each; feather pillows with best tiok. at 75o eaoh; Rogers BrVs. triple plate
silver knives and forks at $3.75 a set; rubber coats from $2 to $2.50; rubber boots,
sandals, etc, at lowest prioes. The above is only a few of the many different arti
oles we carry in stook, and prioes on all goods not mentioned at the lowest prioes.
In addition to the above we oarry a fully line of undertaking goods, ladies and gents'
robes and burial shoes, eto.
When you have purchased $30 worth of goods, for cash, you are en
titled to your choice of the following: New Haven silverware, tripple
plate and warranted for ten years, consisting of coffee pot, tea pot,
sugar bowl, butter dish, pickeldish, creamer, spooner and syrup dish.
Of the dedicatory services of K. of
P. Hall, Holgate, Thursday, May
81st, 1894. Called to order at 3:30 p. m.
standard time, by C. C. Wm. Shearer.
Greeting Glee Presbyterian Choir.
Invocation Rev. I. E. Surface.
Address of Welcome, on behalf of
Grand Lodge and Holgate Lodge
271 Hon. J. W. Winn, Grand
Response. ..Judge E. -L. Hay, Defi
ance. Quartette Friendship,' Love and
Acceptance and Dedication of Build
ing to Pythian Uses...W. W.
Quartette...Moohlight Will Come
Recitation.. .The Three Lovers. ..Carl
ton.. ..Miss May Margrat.
Glee...Eolian Lyre.... Choir.
Recitation... The Lady of Charlotte...
Miss Luella Fribley.
Quartette...The Knight's Farewell.
Banquet -. Reception.
Social Ball to Begin at 9 p. m.
A Joke on Moss.
Wm. J. Moss, cf Findlay, and who
is well known in this city, is a practical
joker and he counts his victims by
the score. Reoently he purchased a
fine pony which he delighted to show
to his friends. Last Tuesday he waB
exhibiting the pony on Main street to
a crowd of admirers, when several
gentlemen, who were among his vic
tims saw an opportunity to get even.
A recent arrival from across the
the Atlantic on the police force was
found, and the fact that Moss was
violating a city ordinance strongly
impressed upon bim. Moss and his
circus the pony, were soon in the
hands of the guardians of the peace
and quiet of the city, and in spite of
protestation and entreaty Moss was
taken to the Mayor's office. His
Honor was out, so the police took
forty dollars cash bail and let his
prisoner loose. Moss is now treating
the boys. .
. Marriage Licenses.
Fred lies and Audrey Fredericks.
N. E. Retti and Lorena F. Ret
Geo. Mohler and Louie Smith.
Henry County Teachers' Associa
tion met In the high school room at
Napoleon, May 19, '94. ; Morning- ses
sion wag opened at ten o'clock, W. C.
Bockermau acting as president, with
a piano solo by Miss Knuppr followed
with a talk on phonetics by- Miss
Barnes. She had class of little ones
befnrA rtai a nil atirtWCut thn taonnla
tion the way she taught them, and
uv iueau oi uiories ana pictures
made the Imwnn verv intarenlino oa
well as instructive. A discussion of
the subject was followed with a talk
upon phyBicial culture and physiolo-
then discussed and the meeting ad
journed for dinner.
a piano &oio by Miss McHenry, fol-
luweu uy a. uuk on percentage oy A. i
til A difTarnt. nnaaa- vlliieitivi'rir rko
best method of presenting the sub 1
jeui, 10 a ciass. jr. j. liecK, n. A. J
Jonflfl And nthra nrtifirinart in V :
discussion. ' ; j
After an intermission, H. A. Jones, 1
of lPNhloi ta-irilr lira tVta mKiaAf
literature in our schools and crave an
inr-Aesw.4-jn 11 S i x! . n
micicBuujj tx wen as ruairucuve xaiK
upon the influence of good reading.
Wilford, Miss James, Mr. Beck and
After the disposition of a few
queries Miss McHenry favored the
association with a piano solo. .
The meeting adjourned at 4 o'clock
with an enrollment of .85.
New Wall Paper.
Almost evervdav.'one run ana now
arrivals of wall paper and ceiling pa
pers io maicn at aur & ualsley's
Book and Wall Parier Denot. as fast
as the old stock is being sold out, the
new arrives to take its place. Those
wno aesireto secure'tne very best and
latest patterns the markets afford, at
the lowest prices ruling any where,
cannot afford to miss; Saur&Balsley's
drug and book store," Measure your
rooms before you come to town, then
have Mr. Balsley or , Mr. Clay make
an estimate for you as to the cost of
having a room nicely papered and
you will not only be surprised but
please to learn how Qttl'e the cost will
be. !. . j
Ladies fine slippers in tan or black.
See them at Geo. Hj Rohrs & Bro's.
r, IT 2t
IF1. -Aw. ISOTXTE,
A Queer Prisoner.
Shftriff "HpnlrAr hrnncrif in a -inra
looking prisioner from McCIure
rni j i , .
i uursuay evening oi last weeK, Tne
Sheriff experienced no trouble in
O uwa-. j avi VUO O&UIJJIO
reason that his (or her) legs were
iieu ana ne was unconscious or being
in possession of the bird until he had
reached hninA "Rnt. nrlmf hnihaB
the Sheriif most is the outlandish
giDDensn used by his prisoner, which
he says is a cross betwixt and be
tween all the languages he ever heard
or saw. The fellow seems to be at
home at the jail, and takes to meals
wun a reusn. tie or sne j is the only
OCCunant of th in.il at thin wim'Ht,
but loneliness don't seem to trouble
the prisoner in the least. This strange
prisoner nas received more calls tnan
murderer Johnson, even if those call
ing couia not converse intelligently
with him (or her.) The curious
uv j .ri ii
the Sheriff . The good keeper of the
ju wm give any one jfaa wno can
converse with and understand the
lanflrnasre nf thA nriartnar Tha t,
ey is on deposit in Saur's Bank and
ill 1 1 1 1 A. a, . .
wm ue nauueu over to tne lucKy man
on the 4th of July.
Tea! Xea! Teal
Tea drinkers will find the best teas
in the market. a.t "Rrn.dlpv'fl n.nH n.
low prices. tf
. MONEY TO LOAN AT 6 AND 7 FEB
CENT. F.-D. PBINTI3,
. ti Napoleon, Ohio.
Opposite Northwest offloe on Washington Street.
Best 25c Meal intheCity.
Lnochci ot allkloda Barred on Bhort order. Caterer
for large receptions, suppers, dancea, eto.
Meals Served at all Hours.
O. JEAKLE, Proprietor.
ALE I E
MAY 24t 1894
Death p Destoin
Marks the Path olaTerrible Storm
"WTiich. Swept Through, T7ill
FIVE KILLED AND MANY BAD.
The particulars of a terrible cyclone
which passed over Williams county
on tha 17th is thus portrayed in a
special dispatch to- the Toledo Bee:
Tbe intensely warm weather of yesterday
waa followed by the most disastrous tornado
ever seen in this section of eonntry. AH day
long the son had been beating down on the
farms sorroonding the towns Knnkle and
Montpelier in this county. At noon the sky
fillei with olonds and- there was every evi
dence that s dangerons storm was approach
ing. The hnimals in the pastures scented the
danger in the air and long before the storm
broke gave evidence of great unrest. Tbe
horses raoed about the enclosures and the
fowls sought shelter on their roosts.
Hundreds of people were watching the ap
proaching olouds which seemed to roll and
toss in tbe sky until 4 o'clock in the after
noon when it broke in all its fury and tbe
paragraph at tbe head of these dispatohes
tells in brief the awful destrnotion and death
left scattered about Williams county.
The oyclone was felt worse at a point three
miles from Kunkle and five from Montpelier.
The day had been unusually warm up to 4
o'clook and heavy thunderstorms seemed im
minent. Along towards 5 o'clook the skies
took on a dark, leaden hue, heavy clonds
moved slowly across the zenith, there was
soaroely a breath of air and the heat was
The olimax came with unexpected and awe
The dark clouds seemed to unite in the
west and then a wind blowing at hurrioane
epeed, swept down on tbe earth and drove
tenor into the hearts of the now thoroughly
terrorized country people.
A great many thought the day of judgment
had oome and the story is told that one man
who was hurt, was buried in tbe debris of an
outhouse while on his knees praying. Giant
trees sna: ped like alders in the grasp of the
maddened elements and were carried hun
dreds of feet from where they Btood.
v Roofs of houBesnnd barns were lifted, as
thought they were so many shingles and
scattered over three townships. Edmund
ScMesser. the rid man who was killed, was a
farmer in fairly good cirenmstanoes. fie
was on bis way from the field to bis house
when ho was overtaken by the storm. His
body was frightfully bruised and scarcely a
bone was not broken. The property Iosb it
vaguely estimated at betpeen $25,000 and
$10,000. It is believed that at least half
dozen more fatalities will have been reported
when tbe worst is known.
The seotion devastated is about onequarter
mile wide and six or seven miles in length.
The great fnnnel-Bhaped cloud traveled in an
irregular southeasterly course. Houses,
barns, fenoes, trees and obstructions of all
kinds in the path of the storm were carried
away and nothing was left to mark the spot
where they stood except huge holes in the
ground. The greatest damage was done
about a mile from where the cyolone rose
and passed on east.
The building in which Daniel Barrett, his
wife and their two granddaughters, Martha
and Myrta Daso, were killed, is so complete
ly demolished that not even a portion of the
foundation ib left.
The first remnants of the house are at least
one hundred yards from where it stood.
Here begins a few scattering boards, and
further on can be seen larger portions of the
building, and about forty rods from where
it stood lays the roof almost intaot, together
with portions of the frame work.
Mrs. Baifett, who was the worst mangled,
was carried over a quarter of a mile and
dropped in a cemetery. Her dismembered
limbs were found about a hundred yards
farther on. There was very little left of the
woman's body that resembled the form of a
human being. Her brest and abdomen were
rent in two and her entrails, lungs and other
internal organs were soattered broadcast
through three forty-aore fields.
The searob for her remains oontioued fully
Daniel Barrett was carried about forty
rods from where the cyolone struokhim.
His left hand was torn off at the wrat and
scattered to the winds. One leg was beaten
into a pulp ano he suffered internal injuries.
He was still breathing when found, but died
soon afterward without becoming conscious.
Martba and Myrta Daso, who were in
another part of the bouse, were left near the
building seems to have gone to pieces. Mar
tha, the eldest, aged 14, was apparently in
jured only abont the head, whioh was orush.
ed in on the left side, showing a great hole
from which the brain oozed, mingled with
blood. Tbe younger, aged 10, lay almost in
the arms of her sister, and her bones in all
parts of her body were broken and ground
into the flesh.
Nothing could be done to relieve the little
one's suffering and she died at 10 o'olock in
Qeorge Oxlinger,a hired hand of Bar
rett's who was in the fields plowing, saw the
storm coming and started for tbe bam.
He suoceeded in getting his horses inside
and started for the house, which was about
ten rods distant from the barn and exactly
m line with the storm.
Witnesses say the man was lifted from the
ground and whirled into the air at least ons
hundred feet, together with timbers, fenoes,
trees and other debris scooped up in tbe rol
Oxlinger's lifelers body was found abont
100 rods from where he was lifted into the
air. His bones protruded from the flesh and
and his body indict ted that he came in con
tact with many of the flying trees and beams.
Jas. Whittle another farm hand in the em.
ploy of Barrett, had a most miraoalous
escape. He was in the field with a team com
pany with Oxlinger and started to the bam.
To tbe faot that his team became unman,
ageable and broke away from bim he prob
Highest of all in Leavening Powers-Latest U. S. Gov't Report
ably owes hia life. W hen the team ran away
from him ha started diagonally across for
the house, but had lost reached a rail fAtin
when the storm struck the barn and he fell
opon bis face, grasping the bottom rail of
the fence with all hia mieht. Th ta.,n. ...
completely demolished but the prostrate man
Just across the road from the Barrett resi
dence stood a long and frame building ooon
pied by Chas, Coal and bis wife. They took
refuge in the rear of tbe house whl, b was al
most entirely demolished. They were carri
ed a distance of 100 varda. rv,i' m t.s.
waa broken and he was otherwise badly bruis-
eu. uis wire is Daaiy bruised about the
head, the skull near the left temple being
crushed. The reooveryof both is possible.
Cole's team, which was hitched near the
house, was killed.
Cole's team was tied to a eonvAniAnt (
One horse was stripped of ita hnrnnaa. th
straps being severed as neatly as thought
tney were cut. rarts of the harness were
strewn over a spaoe about ten rods acinars.
The horse was buried under a masf of beams
from the adjoining oorn crib and killed out
right. The other horse laid about ten rods
further on and was so badly oripphd that it
was billed to end its suffering. Oili
team, whioh hepot into Barrett's barn espap
edwithout a scratoh. Ahogpen containing
seven shoats stood in a lane several rods to
the north of Barrett's barn. k' that can be
f oand of the pen or hogs is one dead porker
whioh lies exactly where stood the barn.
Tbe ground on either edge of the storms
track is strewn with featherless fowls, oate,
aod close to Dole's barn lies a diseml oweled
cow. Cole bad Just completed a large barn, all
that now remains of it are six large boolders
npon whioh rested the strnoture. The heavy
timbers are strewn for a mile. Farther on
in theloourseof the storm at the point where
the funnel-shaped oloud rose from the ground
the debris seems to be as thick aa farther
baok, henoe it is presumed that much Btnff
went up in the olouds. For six miles back
from the fatal scene described in the course
of thejstorm everything has vanished as if by
'"r. uv.AouwauKii ami ills wile,
Sarah Hollenbaugh, wbo were in their house
nwuub uiuoo mi uior uunn, eBoapeu Qesta
by seeking refuge in the cellar.
Real Estate Transfers.
The following trn.nfifora t&ira
recorded during the past week:
Henrv Bollev to Peter m
acres in section 28, $0300. '
Plato .Tonea tn Afro S T Tino.
80 acres in section 23, $1250. ' '
Rudolph Haferd to Plato Jones, 80
acres in section 23, $2500.
Adam Sweanev to Hsu Fir T T7.r
eritt, 80 acres in section 6, $1500.
T. J. Edwards fn Wo
lot 178, original plat, $1000.
Adam Wilhelm et. n.l tn Arlom u A
Kerman lots 375 and 878 oriirinal
nlni (&QKA &
Elizabeth and TCrmnli T. Af
- aii nun iu
Jos. Grim, part of lots 27 and 28, or
iginal plat, $1.
Geo. Patrick tn Wollon r i,t
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part lot 32, Philips addition, $300.
a., iwuer eiano juicnaei Murphy
part of lots 174 and 175, Philips and
Sherman G. Mnfini-H f n w, a i,u
lot 9 survey of 1890, $500. ' '
Henrv Bollv tn Pofo nt. n
iu, ii a.uu is, ony s aaaition,
Dr. S. F. Scott, Blue Ridce. Harriann f !n.
Mo., says: "For whooDins
Iain's Cough Remedy is excellent." By us
ing it freely the disease is deprived of all
dangerous consequences. Thr n .lon
ger in giving the Remedv to hnhio. . ;t
contains nothing injurious. 25 and 60 cent
oottles tor sale by D. J. Humphrey Napoleon
What's Your Name!
IS IT HUSTLER ?
Then one of the very first moves
you want to get on, is the selecting
of half a dozen of our latest arrivals
V UL. XL.II-NO. 15
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OHIO STATE NEWS.
NOTES OF INTEREST TO OUR READ
ERS IN OUR OWN STATE.
Concise and Condensed Telegraphic. Re
port" of the Week An IntersUlnj Col
lection of Item From Hare mid There
Throughout tlie SUte.
Portsmouth, O., u u bave a fertilizer
Influenza is Raid to bo spreading fast in
Pike county, O.
Lightning burned ont t:-.o Toledo tele
Dan Lucas, colored, en-convict, b'.iot Ella
Jasum at Xeniit, O. Kl Intnl.
An attempt was ramie in blow up n To
ledo and Ohio Cvutral p.is-en,.er train
south of Cornina, O. A bomb wmh thrown
through uu open window. Tut fue failed
Cincinnati carpenters threaten to go on
Jacob Schroeder, an Akron (O.) som
nambulist, walked out of a window to the
roof and fell to tbe ground, breaking his
John Apel, wealthy farmer and oil pro
ducer of Wood county, O., was bunkoed
out of $3,000 by two swindlers who worked
him by the three-card monte game.
At Portsmouth, O., two thieves attempt
ed to rob several-merchants, about openT-ing-up
time. They only succeeded at one
store, that of Misses McCauley, where they
Jtfoneytolioanate and 7 percent
M . KNCPP , Napoleon ,0.
Why not smoke the best when yon can set
the "Re-Mo" oigar for So. Call for it and
you'll get it. tf
For your pure drugs and wall paper yon
should oall on F. H. Voigt, of Holgate. All
goods at lowest prices. tf
Always Cheapest For Same Grade
Painless extracting 25ots
Silver Filling.. . fiOots
Gold Filling 76ota
Gold orown $ 7 00
Set of teeth $10 00
The above is not my high grade work, but
the very best for the prioe.
tf W. 3. Pikbbepont, Dentest,
Bitzer B look.
Yon Must Settle.
Those who are indebted to us are re
quested to call and settle immediately, as
our books must be balanced at once. Da.
lays may be expensive. A word to the wise
is umoient, tf Henby Meteb.
Mrs. A. E. Mann has removed her dress
making rooms to Mrs. Harriet Cary's for
mer residence on school honse street, tf
If you wish yonr work done by a praotical
horseshoer and worker in iron, oall on Billy
Sheffield, Deshler, Ohio. He has a reputa
tion for honest and artistic work whioh few
others possess. tf
Dr. E. W. Talbott will extract teeth with
out pain by use of Arophene, having seonrep
he right of Dr. O. A. Tbatoher. tf
A good business property centrally located
in Holgate, Ohio, for trade for wild land or
farm property looated in Henry County, O.
For particulars oall at the offloe of Cahill &
We have a full line of STOCKS on
hand, the very swell thiDg in neck
Fashionable Neck Dresser.
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