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PEBBYSBUEG, WOOD CO., 0., FEIDAY, DEOEMBEE 20, 1012.
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T FORI MEIGS
THE PARCELS POST
FUVIUS J. OBLINGER
Masons and G. A. R. Hold Annual
Members of Legislature Favor
Will bo Inaugurated on the First
of Next January.
Pioneer Newspaper Man Passes to
the Other Side.
l3SpwraM lTtw?rp fi r ' $
Wood County Probe 'Shows
Favoritism to Contractors.
Tho examiners of the county com
mIsso'ners, report on Friday finished
their Investigation of the lotting of
stone road contracts April 4, 1911,
without developing anything to re
flect om the commissioners, the con
tractors all testifying that they knew
of no favoritism practiced by the old
or present board.
Tho only adverse testimony was
that given by the Zesing Brothers, of
Lemoyno, who stated that tho con
tract for the building of the Chris
tian stone road 1n Troy township raad
been awarded to Johnson & Van
Wagner 'at a bid higher than theirs
$1.93, as against $1.64, because, a:
they admitted, their bid had not
been quite regular.
The committee appointed by Judgt
Baldwin to examine tho commission
ers' report consisted of Earl D. Bloom
and George 0. Shefller, two of Wooa
county's most competent attorneys,
and they, with the assistance of Pros
ecutor Hatfield, conducted tho inves
tigation. That they were unable to
find anything wrong or illegal in the
action of the old or present boards
of commissioners, is a high compli
ment to the officials.
These investigations -are perfectly
right and proper, but under condi
tions of the past few years when the
laws governing the action of countj
officials were changed at every ses
sion of the Legislature ,and whei
every set of state examiners placed a
different construction on the various
sections governing these officials, it
made life miserable for every officer
who desired to do his work, make
showing of progress, and still keep
his record clean. The life of a county
official is not all hyacinths and tube
roses. Indeed, not.
Local Manager Lovett, of Maumee,
called on The Journal Tuesday and
stated that In a few days the entire
system will be cut over to tho Miami
power, which will give the highest ef
ficiency In power and light.
Ho desires the consumers to be
careful in selecting their lamps, mak
ing sure to use 110 volt lamps in
stead of 118 or 120, as many are
now using, which will Insure a much
more brilliant light with less con
sumption of current.
He also desires that consumers
should feel free to register with him
any complaints thoy may have re
garding the service, with the assur
ance that every effort will be made
to remedy any defeits that may ol
cur. Three new transformers have been
installed which greatly aid in a more
proper distribution of current. Tho
company desires to give the best pos-
sible service at all times.
You will find that druggiats every-
where speak well of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. They know from
long experience in the sale of It that
In cases of coughs and colds It can al-
ways bo depended upon, and that It Is
pleasant and safe to take. For sale
by all dealers.
Telephone No. 1,
Colls promptly answered night
v terms reasonable. Tho best of scrvico guaranteed.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles.
000 Monroe St. Toledo, Ohio.
Near Michigan Street.
Special care will bo taken with the
repair of all kinds of Watches, Clocks
Dr. B. Kinsley
ID DE3 ZLST T X S T
Offlco Hours: 8 to 11 a. m., 1 to
6 p. m.
Of&oa up stolra corner Front
and Main Streets.
Phone Main h
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COURT ROUSE CULLINGS
Usual Grind Continues
John W. Mock, 22, was arrested
at North Baltimoro by Deputy Sher
iff Sklbble Tuesday night on the
charge of desertion from the Battle
ship New Jersey at Boston in 1909.
He will bo taken east by the officers.
The petition of J. C. Croll, mayor
of Grand Rapids, and others for a
joint ditch with Henry county has
been allowed) by the joint board and
hearing on apportionment is set for
January 7th at 10 a. m.
Jennie Mofilt is suing John Ollle
Mofilt for divorce on the ground of
;ross neglect of duty. She asks for
custody of their two children.
Clara "Williams !has brought suit
for divorce from Peto B. Williams
nd asks for exclusive control of
.hree of their five children, Jessie,
2va and Lloyd.
Will of Lorcnz Welhl, deceased,
and application to admit to probate
Will of Louisa Drace, deceased,
and application to admit to probate
Rohert R. RIckenbaugh appointed
administrator of the estate of John
RIckenbaugh, deceased; also applica
tion for order to settle for wrongful
A Des Moines man had an attack
of nVuscular rheumatism in his shoul
der A friend advised him to go to
Hot Springs. That meant an expense
of $150.00 or more. He sought for a
quicker and cheaper way to cure it
and found it in Chamberlain's Lini
ment. Three days after the first ap
plication of this liniment he was well.
For sale by all dealers.
DEATH OF DENNIS O'LEARY.
Dennis O'Leary died at his dome,
near Stony- Ridge, Wood county, at
midnight of Wednesday, Dec. 11,
1912, at the ago of 6G years, after
an illness of about two years.
Mr. O'Leary was born in Wood
county and his parents had been
among the early settlers of the
He Is survived by a widow, three
sons and one daughter, also three
sisters and two brothers.
OOULD SnOUT FOR JOY.
"I want to thank you from the bot
tom of my heart," wrote C. B. Rader,
of Lewlsburg, W. Va., "for the won
derful double benefit 1 got from Elec-
trie Bitters, in curing mo of both a
'severe case of stomach trouble and of
rheumatism, from which I had been
an almost helpless sufferer for ten
yeara- Jfc suIted my case as tnough
made Just for me." For dyspepsia,
indigestion, jaundice, and to rid the
system of kidney poisons that cause
rheumatism, Electric Bitters have no
equal. Try them. Every bottle Is
guaranteed to satisfy. Only 50 cents
. p p rhmnnGV.a
at u p- hampney s.
or day. Lady assistant. Prices and
Electric and X-Ray Work
608, 509, 510 Nicholas Bldg.
Cor. Madison & Huron Sts. Toledo.
EDWARD Rll. FRIES
having retired as Judge of the Court
of Common Pleas, Is now engaged In
the general practice of the law, with
offices over Lincoln's Drug store,
Main Btreot, Bowling Green, O
FREDERICK 0, AVERILL
818 Spitzor Building,
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On Saturday last several members
elect of the coming legislature met at
Fort Meigs for the purpose of looking
over tho grounds and carefully con
sidering what is best to be done rela
tive to further legislation in favor of
continued operations in improvements'
of the property.
There Were present representatives
from Putnam, Hancock, Seneca, Lu
cas and Wood counties, and it seemed
to be the opinion of all present that
additional buildings and other im
provements were very necessary.
An addition to the present "resi
dence in tho way of a fireproof relic
room was one of the features decided
upon. At present there are a largo
number of interesting and valuable
relics on hand which have been con
tributed by various people, and these
should be carefully and safely de
posited in a suitable room that is
practically fireproof, and such a
safety deposit will probably be one
of the first improvements provided.
Other and more Important changes
will be made in the planting of new
shrubs, trees and flowers and the
making of a fine boulevard around
the front of the Fort,
Tho legislators present expressed
themselves as being heartily in favor
of an appropriation of sufficient
amount to make ail the proposed Im
It would be improper to fail to
mention that a pleasant feature of
the meeting to thoso present was the
elaborate and delicious dinner pre
pared by Mrs. Shipley.
M. E. CHURCH.
Sunday, Dec. 12, 1912 Sunday
school at 9 a. m.. preachlnu at 10:30
a. m. Rev. Webster will preach a
Christmas sermon. Epworth League
at 6:30 p. m. will bo led by Mrs.
Grant Sarver. The Christmas can
tata will bo given by the choir In1 the
evening at 7:30, instead of the usual
preaching services. Everyone wel
come. Prayer meeting at "7 p. n.
Thursday; Bible study at 7:30 of the
Sunday school at 9 a. m. Chris
tian Endieavor at 6 p. m. This will
be a Christmas meeting, the topic
"What the Coming of Christ Has
Done and Will Do' for the World."
Let all come prepared to take part
and make this an interesting meet
ing. Preaching services at 7 p. m.
Monday and Thursday prayer meet
ings at 7: 30 p. m. The Sunday school
has arranged an interesting Christ
mas program, which will be given
Christmas night at 7:30, to which all
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.
Regular preaching service at 10:30
a. m. by the pastor.
Christmas service with special mu
sic by the Christian Endeavor Chorus
at 7:30 p. m. Tho following is tho
program in part for this Christmas
Processional Adestes Fideles. .
While Shepherds Watched. . ,v. .Bliss
Angels From the Realms of Glory
Silent Night Haydn
Ten Minute Christmas Sermon.
u little Town of Betuienem. . . .Bliss
All are cordially invited.
Tho Christian Endeavor meeting
will bo held at 6:30 p. m. The sub
ject of tho meeting will be, "What
the Coming of Christ Has Done and
Will Do for tho World." Leader,
Miss Marzella Simmons, Tho meet
ing last Sunday evening, led by Mr.
Roose, was one of the very best of
tho year. Nearly everybody had some
thing to say and something worth
while, and? there wus a largo attend
ance. Let us maintain the Btandard
set, or, better still, lot us beat it.
Additional rulings on matter ac
ceptable for parcels post delivery has
been received at the postofllce. Pack
ages weighing over 11 pounds, ob
scene, libelous and defamatory or
threatening matter will not be ac
cepted. Intoxicants, poisons, Inflam
mable materials, revolvers and live
or dead animals will not be accepted.
Stuffed animals may be sent through
Articles of medicine that are not
liquids must be placed in, a box, bag
or removable envelope so that the In
spectors may examine it. The bag or
envelope must bo enclosed in a box.
If tho article Is liable to break, it
should be packed in sawdust or ex
celsior. Inscriptions such as "Merry Christ
mas' written on the cover or top of
the package, will not prohibit its
Fragile matter must be labeled
"fragile." Perishable matter, which
includes dressed poultry, meats, vege
tables, lard and other matters, must
be labeled "perishable."
Perishable matter will be accepted
for local delivery when packed so as
to prevent damage to other mail mat
ter. For outside delivery they must
be inclosed in a box. Eggs when
packed in a basket will be delivered
locally, but when sent outside must
be packed in excelsior or cotton. The
package must be labeled "eggs."
Live stock and live chickens will
not be admitted to the mall.
'Postmaster Yeager has received
his supply of stamps and is ready to
give further instruction to those who
desire to use the new system.
Enright, Rose and Paul
Enright, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller
and daughter, Fred Brand, and Rev.
Otte, were callers in Toledo Wednes
day. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Emmerich were
shoppers In Bowling Green Thursday.
The Baptists of Haskins wish to
thank those who so generously con
tributed to the dedication of their
church, and at the bazaar and chicken
pie dinner held December 5th. The
proceeds of that day were $236. The
debt on the church was cleaned.
Mrs. Llbble Robinson returned
home Friday after spending a week
with her brother, Frank Ferris, wife
and family of Dunbrldge, where she
helped to care for the infant son,
who ia ill.
Mrs. Klllemyer and daughter, Miss
Clara, were shoppers in Bowling
Miss Lizzie Rade spent Sunday with
Miss Mertle Styer.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Lahman of
Bowling Green spent Sunday with his
mother, Mrs. John Lahman and fam
ily. Miss Minnie Oberdeich was also
Mr and Mrs. Fred Steraman and
sons, Henry and Orma, were the Sun
day dinner guests of Prof, and Mrs.
Geo. F. Putman.
Miss Inez Walker, who has been
attending the normal class at Dun
brldge, has quit on account of the ill
ness of her mother, Mrs. Chas.
Messrs. Elmer Fuller, John Ver
mllyea, Clarence Lahman, Earnest
Grover, Misses Bertha Vermllya and
Helena Fuller attended a box social
given by the Center Township High
school. All reported a fine time. The
proceeds were $47.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fuller left Sat
urday for Detroit, where they will
spend a few days with her sister.
Mrs. Vermllya and daughter Ber
tha, Mrs. Alonzo Chase, Mrs. Norton,
Mrs. Henry Loomls, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Naegele, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Waukor, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Llebherr
and son Charley, and Mr. Philip Zlss
were shoppers In Bowling Green Sat
urday. While Alfred Llebherr was break
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Depository of the U, S. Government, Postal Savings System.
Depository of tho State of Ohio.
This bank has a record ot Thirty-three years success.
Commenced business in 1879.
Four per cent, interest paid on deposits for one year.
J. DAVIS, D. K. HOLLENBEOK, NORMAN L. HANSON,
President. Vice-President Cashier
R. R. HARTSHORN, Assistant GERTRUDE E. CHAPMAN, Assistant
Resources over $480,000.00.
Flavlus J. Obllnger, 83, dean of the
Toledo newspaper fraternity, organ
izer of the first typographical union In
Toledo in 1864, and first president of
the Toledo Press Club, died after an
illness of only a lew days at 2:15
Sunday morning, at his home, 2402
Detroit avenue, Toledo.
In 1862 Mr. Obllnger removed to
Perrysburg and with H. S. Chapln
took the management of the Perrys
burg Journal. At tho end of 15
months this partnership was dis
solved, and In November, 1863, Mr.
Obllnger entered the office of the To
ledo Commercial, continuing with
that paper until the summer of 1865,
when he took the management of the
Perrysburg Journal, with Sheriff
Guyer, of Wood county, aa partner.
In 1868 the Journal was sold to
James Tlmmons and Mr. Oblinger en
tered the auditor's office of Wood
county, remaining there six years,
during the terms of 'Capt. Joseph B.
Newton, a portion of which time he
was deputy auditor. During the fol
lowing two-and-a-half years he was
again with the Toledo Commercial,
and in 1877 entered the office of the
Toledo Ese. In 1888 he took charge
of the telegraphic department of the
Toledo Commercial, and was the as
sistant editor of that paper until
1892, when he went on the editorial
staff of the Bee, where he remained
until the close of 1895. In later
years he was proofreader at different
times on the Bee and the old Toledo
Mr. Obllnger was a profound Bible
student, and for many years was a
teacher of the Young Ladles' Bible
class In the Presbyterian church In
Perrysburg, and continued In that
work In Rosewood Presbyterian
church after moving to Toledo.
In 1850 Mr. Oblinger was united
In marriage to Sablna Henkcl, "who
died in 1856. Two sons born of this
union now are dead. His second mar
riage was with Mary Louise McChes
ney, of Cincinnati. Of this union
there were two sons and four daugh
ters. One of the daughters, Mrs.
Mary Cumberworth, died in May,
1906, and another daughter, Mrs.
Lillte Kohl, passed away last summer.
Besides his aged widow, Mr. Oblinger
Is survived by his two sons, Henry H.
Obllnger, of Toledo, and R. P. Ob
llnger, of Indlanaolis, and two
daughters, Mrs. Ina Moorhead and
Mrs. Nettle Hamilton, of Toledo.
SIGN YOUR NAME
When You Want Articles Concern
ing Public Questions Published.
While the Journal, Is willing and
pleased to publish articles from our
readers concerning public questions,
we must Insist that the writer's name
must be signed to all such letters. We
will not make known the name of the
writer, but we must know for our
own protection that tho article Is
written In good faith. It Is also true
that If the writer cannot trust the
editor with his name, it is hardly fair
to expect the editor to trust the
We are holding a communication
until we learn the writer's name. The
article Is very properly written and
worthy of publication, but tho rule
which every respectable paper and
self-respecting editor Insists upon
must be compiled with before the art
icle can be published.
PleaBO bear in mind that the
writer's name Is known only to the
editor and is not given out to any
one not even the employes of the
For any itching skin trouble, piles,
eczema, salt rheum, hives, itch, scald
head, herpes, scabies, Doan's Oint
ment Is highly recommended
box at all stores.
At the regular meeting of Phbonlx
Lodge, held on Monday evening last,
the following ofllcer9 were elected for
the ensuing year:
W. M. A. R. Williams.
Senior Warden Paul ShlbrowBki.
Junior Warden C. M. Hill.
Treasurer E. L. ingsbury.
Secretary Chas. Van Norman.
Senior Deacon R. P. Barton.
.Junior Deacon J. W. Lyon.
Tiler Ben Thornton.
After the close of he election the
members were seated at tho tables
and the Stewards served a most
charming supper, In which hot roast
beef and hot roast potatoes, with the
usual accompanying dishes and a gen
erous cut of cranberry pie, were
prominent and well enjoyed features.
During the serving of the supper Col.
Kingsbury entertained the members
with musical selections on his Vlc
trola, which were very pleasing.
At the close of the banquet, and
after the cigars had been passed, the
retiring Master, Geo. A. Powers, in
the capacity of toastmaster, made a
very neat speech, in which he ex
pressed his high appreciation of the
honors the brethren had conferred
upon him, and then started the feast
of talk by introducing Rev. Lowry,
who responded with a most pleasing
speech.. He was followed by several
others and the program continued
until nearly midnight.
Among those from out of town
were C. F. Rider and J. F. Wjinslow
of Lime City, J. P. Berkln of Dowllng,
John Hayes of Maumee.
On Saturday, Dec. 14, the follow
ing officers were elected to serve Wol
ford Post, G. A. R for the following
Commander S. J. Croft.
Senior Vice Com. Jno. G. Leather.
Junior Vice Com. Isaac Durrlm.
Adjutant Frederick Yeager.
Surgeon Isaac Whltson.
Chaplain Thomas Frusher.
Quarter Master James Carter.
Officer of the Day Thos. Warren.
Officer of the Guard Oliver Good
man. Sergeant Major Jacob Davis. .
Quarter Master. Sergeant- John
Patriotic Instructor E. L. Kings
bury. Delegate to Department Thomas
Alternate to Department Levi
Installing Officer Isaac Whltson.
Installation will be hold on Janu
ary 11, 1913.
LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS
The fallowing letter, sent to The
Journal, has been forwarded to the
good old Saint:
Dear Santa Claus:
I would like to have some dishes
and spoons, a little bed with a dolly
in it, chairs and a little table with a
tablecloth and a little trunk for my
doll clothes, oranges, candy, nuts and
bananas and don't forget my broth
ers, Ralph and James.
STONY RIDGE NEWS.
A number of friends of Mr. Jacob
Swartz, residing soutliwest of this
place, gathered at his home last Tues
day evening and reminded him of his
thirty-fourth birthday. The surprise
was cleverly planned, Mr. Swartz
having called on a neighbor and on
returning homo found the unexpected
guests. The evening was spent in
playing cards and other games. At
a late hour a most delicious supper
was served. Those present were Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Swartz and sons Alvln
and Irvln, and daughter Elsie, Mr.
and Mrs. John Llntner, son Alfred
and daughters Clara and Esther, Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Reltzei, Mr. and Mrs.
Rhelnart Reltzei, Mr. and Mrs. George
u Llntner, Mr. and Mrs. George Whlt
son, Mr. and Mrs. John Moglo, Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Tlnney, Mr. and
Mrs. William Swartz, Mr. and Mrs.
j William Whltson, Mr. and Mrs. Isaaa
(Whltson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hagg
and sons Harvey, Grover and Virgil,
' Arthur Tlnney, Gust Swartz, Mabel
Swartz, Ethel Tlnney and Orville Nol-
lenberger. All departed to their
homes at a late hour after a most
I A baby boy arrived at the home ot
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