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THE OHIO DEMOCRAT.
' The Largest Paper.
VOLUME 23. NUMBER 46.
LOGAN, HOCKING COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1905-
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
Mocking County Organiz
ed in Most Enthusiastic
Tho convention for tho organiza
tion of a Good Roads Association
in Hocking County was called to
order SaturdAy morning at
o'clock in tho Court Houso,
After tho invocation by Rev. T.
B. White, addresses of welcomo
from tho City, tho County and tho
Logan Board of Trado, were do
liyered by Mayor Tritsch, Col. S.
Woldy and A. C. Tipton, respec
tively. A response on the subject of
"The National Good Roads Move
ment" was then made by Col. W.
H. Moore, President of tho National
Col. Moore's remarks were di
rected toward a clear exposition of
the methods and aims of the move
ment of which he is tho head.
While condemning tho usago of tho
average road oilicial, ho stated that
the question is not merely ono of
concern to supervisors and com
missioners. He complimented Lo
gan by saying that thd quality of
road-making material hero, and es
pecially the paving brick, aro un
surpassed by any in the world.
He demonstrated how, with the
$300,000 already voted in this
county, 150 miles of macadam roads
can be built, on tho approved gov
ernment model. Ho stigmatized as
a crime the custom of shouldering
on tho farmers alone tho burden of
building and maintaining roads,
and showed how a December storm
can push merchants to the wall by
shutting off the influx of trado at a
critical time. He hold up bond
issues as thcronly just and proper
mode of providing county funds for
highway improvement; for tho bonds
ar6 paid by all tho henoficiaries,
and posterity shares the cost. .With
out this system no great public en
terprises aro carried out. The crux
of Col. Moore's address was his
reference to tho project of using
convict labor for road making.
The experiment has been tried, and
is successful. Instead of allowing
a few contractors to get rich by us
ing penitentiary labor farmed out
to them cheaply, let this energy be
directed to the advancement of that
in which all the public is vitally
interested the roads.
It is unfortunate that Col. Moora's
remarks can not be reproduced here
verbatim. He preaches a gospol of
material progress that should find
its roady way into eveiy home in
(He was followed by Col. T. P.
Rixer, lecturer for the Association,
in a few well chosen remarks re
garding the steps already taken by
the Ohio Legislature. Ho spoke of
the plans now being formulated to
obtain adequate appropriations at
tho next session, and roferred favor
ably to tho creation of the office of
State Highway Commissioner at
the last session.
Chairman McKay appointed here
the following committees: On reso
lutions, Messrs S. H. Bright, James
F. Hall, A. C. Tipton, Dr. C. O.
Allen and Wilboughby Huggins;
on organization Messrs T.J. Brown,
J. E. Bobout, D. H. Lappen, L. H.
Wolfo and H. F. Ambrose. A re
cess was then taken till 2 p. m.
The first address in tho afternoon
was by Hon. Wm. Bradburn, con
sulting engineer of the N. G. R. A.
Mr. Bradburn was ono of tho en
gineers who built the Texas' Pacific
Railway; and is pre-eminently qual
ified to Bpeak authoratiyely. His
Bubject was "Practical Road Con
struction," which he aptly illustrat
ed by charts showing the different
me'hods of macadamizing roads.
He quoted tho motto of tho associa
tion as "Agitation Education I
Organization Legislation Realiz
ation," and stated tho three essen
tial points in road progress to be,
creating the sentiment, raising tho
money, and UBing the came ration
ally. Mr. Bradburn advocates nar
row residence stroots, not to exceed
86 feet from ourb to curb, and the
park system of laying them out.
Pis practical theories must have
impressed all his auditors: thov wore
tho gist and cream of road educa
tion. His especially emphasized
warning is to keop tho roadway ab
solutely freo from two things water
and vegetation. Ho dwelt at somo
length also upon tho indispensabil
ity of tho heavy steam roller as a
means of compacting tho materials
and keeping them in good shapo.
Ho recommends a macadam sur
face of eight inches, in two courses,
and tho use of reinforced concrete,
instead of wood or steel, for bridgo
and culvert work. At tho closo of
his remarks Mr. .Bradburn invited
questions, and several interesting
Tho committee on resolutions
here presented their report, embody
ing tho following resolutions:
Logan, Ohio, Novoinbor 1005.
We, tho undersigned committee
of Hocking County, Ohio, do mako
tho following report:
Resolved, that wo aro heartily
in favor of tho movomont inaugu
rated by the National Good Roads
Association. And wo look upon it
as being another step in tho direc
tion of reform and progressive
A system of good roads brings our
community into communication
with business centers and social and
commercial affairs of the nation.
Tho rural telephone, rural mail
delivery, interurban rail way sys
tems, constitute a combination of
the greatest importance to tho
people. It brings at onuo tho
country to the city and tho city to
tho country. Wo appreciate in
tho largest sense tho presence in
our midBt of tho representatives of
tho National Good Roads Associa
tion. We realize the immense ser
vice their labors horo may bo to us.
And wo tender to them our sincer
est thanks and assure them of our
singleness of purpose to follow
along tho splondid economical
lines suggested by tnem.
Resolved, that it is the sonso of
this meeting thut we recommend
to our county commissioners, that
from this timo-on they adopt the
policy of building permanent roads
on scientific principles, and that
tho custom of temporarily repair
ing imperfect and defective high
ways be abandoned for tho scien
tific and advanced ideas presented
nt this meeting by those in charge
And wo recommend to tho con
sideration of tho various munici
pal and county boards the matters
and things embodied in theBe reso
lutions, that tho permanent organ
ization made at this meeting
pledges itself to join and cooper
ate with all municipal and county
boards in this county, looking to
tho betterment of tho streets,
roads and highways constructed
in harmony with tho ideas promul
gated by the National Good Roads
Association. That wc recommond
to tho coming session of our State
legislature the propriotyof giving
consideration to the question of
Utilizing convict labor on tho pub
That the building of such roads
as is recommended in theso resolu
tions is of groat importance to tho
people, and they should bo so last
ing in their character, their con
struction should, in all casos, bo
carried on under the advice, id
reotion and supervision, of ono ex
pert in that particular lino- of
work; that tho purposo of this
meeting and its future growth
and benefits is not circumscribed
by the confines of any municipal
ity, but comprehends tho entire
length and breadth ci! Hie country
and every man, woman and child
therein, and tach and all should
feol it a part of tlnir duty to res
pond to tho important matters in
hand, and individually and col
lectively promote and forward the
ideas of tho national good roads
association, to tho end that every
One Price to all and Everything Marked In
Sale going on to make room for holiday
goods that are arriving daily.
Watch Our Window for a Bargain.
Something Everyday, uudfr-
Shoos, Felt Boots and Rubbers,
Dry Goods, every thing bright and
new, Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves
Ladies' Wraps, Skirts, Carpets, Oil
Olot h and Matting, Dolls and Im
port cd Ohina, Granite Ware, Tin
ware and Stoneware.
Staple and Fancy Groceries, Fresh
Crackers and Cakes.
Sugar extra C per pound
Sugar white per pound
Sugar granulated, pound
FARMERSRemember we pay you all
we can for your produce, and after your
trading is done all balances paid in cashr
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If II1 Dollar for Dollar In
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Santoria Blend 23c grade 1 1
This Santoria Blend is very fine 1 1
i and often sold for 25c, packed in 1 1
E ono pound linen paper bags. 5
II Dollar for Dollar
SIAMA SS Dollar tor uoiiar
and this Association shall be
known as the Hooking County
Good Roads Association.
We presont tho names of the
Pros. T. J. Brown
1st. Vice Pres. Bout. Lonqstretii
2nd. Vice Pres. C. G. Webb
Secretary W. W. McCray
Treasurer D. W. WmanT.
We further recommend that tho
above named officers shall be tho
Wo also recommend tho follow
ing names for Vice-President for
each township: Benton, L. W.
Beery; Falls, Frank Linton; Good
Hope, John Eleck; Perry, Marion
Alstadt; Washington, W. Hag
gins; Laurel, J. G. Krinn; Green,
H. J. Woodworth; Salt Creek,
J. M. Orr; Marion, Andy Vor
is; Starr, Robert Wolfo; Ward,
Wo further recommond a meet
ing of tho Association on Satur
day, Dec. 2 at 1 o'clock p. m. in
the Court Houso in Logan for the
purposo of adopting by-laws and
plans for future action in tho in
toreBt of Good Roads.
L. H. Wolfe,
D. H. Laiten,
H. F. Ambrose,
here, and servo their purposo ad
mirably, illustrating roads in. all
parts of tho world, from theAppian
Way to Hocking County. It is un
necessary to say that our country
does not gain by comparison with
the rest of tho world in this recard.
The people of Logan displayed
commendablo interest in tho con
vention. Strange as it may seem,
they aro even more enthusiastic
than tho farmers, whose interests
aro most at stake. Tho time is
here for old Hocking to wake up
and fall in line. The good loads
aro coming, gradually though it
may bo. Speed the time when tho
sloughs and mud-holes will be num
bered with other relics of a mis
059 Cold Cure, guaranteed by
Mr. Henry Hartmann was a
Nelsonvillo visitor Sunday.
road within Our county, bo at all
times a matter
Be it further resolved that wo
urgently request our county com
missioners to tuko notion at tho
earliest possible moment looking
to tho carrying out of tho ideas
set forth by this convention, as
wo believe that tho futuro wolfaro
and suocess of tho community de
pond largoly upon the success of
S. H, Bright,
A. C. TlPTOK,
Dr. C. O. Allen)
Jab. F. Hall.
The following report was sub
mitted by tho committoo on per
Col. Rixer made an interesting
talk on the subject of "Legislation,"
asserting as his basic proposition,
that tho roads belong not to tho
commissioners, the officers, or a
few people, but to the State, tho
Nation and all tho people. Col.
Rixer stands for government aid,
both State and National, in road
making, and exhorted his hearers
to see that their representatives in
tho legislature and in congress bo
men who think, talk, and act, for
the best interests of their constitu
ents in this respect. Th'o genial
Colonel as a story-teller vies with
Boo Taylor, and illustrated many
of his points with apt Btories well
calculated to imDress.
Following Col. Rixer's remarks,
the Chairman read a communica
tion from Hon. Ed. S. Martin, of
New Straitsville, representative-
elect from Perry County, regretting
his inability to bo present at tho
meeting, as'it was pay-day on tho
pikes ho is completing.
Tho convention then adjourned
to meot at the Opera Houbo at
eight o'clock. "
Tho evening session waB given to
a stereopticon lecture by Col. Moore,
Mr. Donnis Park of Point Pleas
ant, W. Va., spent Sunday with
friends in Logan.
Mrs. C. F. Aplin spent Sunday
with her father, Elijah Mains, in
Wo carry them Bridge Whist
Counters. Bort tho Druggist.
Mrs. Mary Chapman and daugh
ter Sally of Ilesboro, were guests
of Phil Chapman and wife, Tues
day. Mr. Horace Sibley and nephew,
D. Black of Columbus returned
homo Saturday after a week's hunt
ing in Hocking County.
Mr. J. P, Henderson of South
Bloomingville, was in Logan visit
ing his family soveral days of the
past week, returning Tuesday.
Ruttormilk Salvo beats them all
for cuts, man or beast. 15c for
large box, at Bort's Drug Store.
Messrs. J. W. Gabriel and
Jamos Perono wore in Athens and
vicinity on business, Monday and
Messrs. Claronco Kylo and J.
Archibald of Columbus, were tho
guests of Misses Blancho Stroup
and Mario Shannon, Sunday.
Ex-Recorder D. M. Kanode,
who has boon seriously ill for the
past throe week, is somewhat improved.
F. M. McKay returned Thurs
duy evening from Coshocton,
whoro ho hail been inspecting
somo oil gushers in which ho, with
Messrs. Pierpont, Pcttit and
others, are interested.
Mrs. A. C. Sands, Jr., is men
tioned in tho accounts published
in tho Cincinnati papers as being
a guest nt the debutante reception
given by Hon. and Mrs. Charles
W. Bakor for their daughter, Mies
Gladys; also at tho coming out re
ception given by Judge nnd Mrs.
Outcalt for their daughtor. Both
wore prominent events in Cincin
nati's "Four Hundred" last woek.
Tho Logan nnd Nelsonvillo foot
ball teams played last Thursday
afternoon at tho latter place. The
game again resulted in a score of
0-0. This is the second game
theso teams havo played this year,
and neither sido hns scored. The
teams are evenly matched and it
takes good football to produce a
game of this kind. Tho rubber,
conies tomorrow Friday after
noon at Riverside Park.
Mrs. Mary do Steigner, of
Athens, relict of Hon. John Ru
dolph de Steigner, died Tuesday,
Nov. 14, of pneumonia resulting
from cardiac asthma. Mrs. de
Steigner was intimately connected
for many years with women's or
ganizations, and was prominent in
all intellectual progress in her
homo city. Ono of her sons, Hon.
Geo. E. do Steigner, of Seattlo,
Wash., is state rpprosontatiyojan
othor, Lieut. Com. Louis R. do
Steigner, is stationed in Now
York. Tho funeral sei vices were
conducted by Rev. W. L. Lutz, at
tho M. E. Church, in Athens,
Thursday nt 2 p. m.
Tho recital given in tho Opera
H(,uso Friday ovoning by tho Ion
Jackson Company, under the nus
pices of tho Library Board, drow
a largo houso, and was very suc
cessful, Mr. Jackson is far
ahead of most of his profession,
and Ids singing was a delightful
treat to tho Logan public. Miss
Ackloy, the soprano, U also un
usually good. MIbb Root, tho
violinist, is an artist of great
ability, and' her selections were
uniformly pleasing and graceful.
Mr. Kennedy, accompanist, per
formed his part. to perfection ; his
loft-hand rendition of "Lucia" is
a masterpiece. If tho library
courses follow up tho standard set
in this, tho first number, they will
certainly morit tho strongest sup
port of our people.
Mr. Cyrus Rochester is assis
tant ticket agent at tho depot now,
having entered upon his duties
there Monday. Ho is sucoeded at
tho Thurness-Wright store by Mr.
THAT THANKSGIVING DINNER
The feast of the year. Let us supply your
wants for that occasion. We have searched
all markets and. we are now prepared to
supply you with the best of any dainty
you may desire.
Malaga O rapes
A Few Suggestions:
Olives, Large, Bulk
Heinlz Sweet Pickles
Jleinlz Sour Pickle s
Ileintz Dill Pickles
Koweba Canned Fruits and
Koweba Maple Syrup
Cherries in Marascluno
Miss Kitty Keller was the Sun
day guest of Miss Mildred Leach,
of Canul Winchester.
Mr. Bert Simms of Grovoport,
was the guest of Miss Josephines
Miss Ida Allen left last week
for a visit with relatives in Lancaster.
Tho CresontClub attended tho
show, "Next Door," in a body
last Thursday ovening.
Our Now Stock of Tally
aro tho neatest you ever
Just rqcoived at Bort's
We, your Committoo on Perma
nent Organization, respectfully
mako tho following report:
Wo recommend that a perma
nent organization bo porfootod,
on "The Roads of tho World."
The subject was-pro8?nted in a most
attractive way, to a full houso.
Tho pictureB used in this lecturo are
J unquestionably tho finest oyer Been
Olivia Wright was tho
guest of MissesMaudo and Flos
sie Newman in Columbus, Sunday.
Miss Zellu Chapman is visiting
her nunt, Mrs. Roxy Robinson of
Columbus, this week.
Biggest bottlo on tho markot.
Whito Pine Caugh Cure, at Bort's
Editor Wells, of tho Nelsonvillo
Nows, was a caller at this offico
Miss Graoo Downey of Colum
bus came to Logan Sunday, and
will spend tho winter hero with
her grandmother, Mrs. Barbara
Mrs. Nicholas Lambert returned
Sunday evening from a week's
Visit with hor sister, Mrs. Peter
Beuninghof, in Columbus.
William W.eed, who was serious
ly injured last week by the acci
dental discharge of a revolver, is
Mrs. Margaret Gage, Mrs.
Jennio Council, and son Frank, of
Columbus were horo over Sunday
to attend tho funeral of Mrs. Elza
Mrs. Eliza Westonhavor, widow
of Horace Westenhaver was
found dead in her chair Friday
morning, at hor homo in tho East
End. Mrs. Westenhaver had ris
en at an early hour and dono
somo household work. Later, her
grand-daughter, Ella, made tho
discovery that she had quiotly
passed away. Heart disoaBo waB
the Oause of doath. Mrs. Westen
haver was nearly 78 years of age.
Soveral children and stop-children
survive her. Tho funeral was
held at tho homo Sunday After-
noon, Rov. Whito officiating.
We are receiving the finest Crisp Well
Bleached Celery that comes to this market
and our Lettuce is the same fancy quality
we had all spring.
Ko We 8a Seeded Raisins are large, clean
and by far the best we have seen, just the
the thing for your cakes and mince meat.
No dinner will be complete without our
justly celebrated Chase & Sanborne tea or
Mr. Closebuyer, Notice.
Granulated Sugar, per 25 lb bag - $1.20
J. T. Tobacco per plug - - 17 1-2
Star Tobacco per plug - 45c
Flying Eagle, smoking, per lb - 15c
Wigwam, 2 large packages - - 15c
FARMERS bring us your produce and be
assured of honest dealing and highest cash
A. C. TIPTON.
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