VOL. LX-ED. L. BLUE, Publislior.
PEBEYSBUEG, WOOD 00., 0., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1912.
$1.00 IN ADVAHOB-HO. 44
R. P. B.ARTON,
Both Phones Main Twenty-seven.
HAVING A GOOD TIME
ITEMS OF INTEREST
DESTROYED BY FIRE
Condition of Grops as Shown by Of
On Money Taken from Pockotbook
Ho Claims to Have Found,
From Ohio Department of Agricul
House a Complete Loss and Only
Part of Furnituro Savedi
ture Concerning the Farm.
Edward Bovorstock Surrenders Him
self to Wood County Sheriff.
A longing to spend Chrlstmaa with
his wife and family caused Edward
Bovorstock, former prominent attor
ney of Bowling Green, who has been
sought for several months on a charge
yof embezzlement, to surrender him
self to tho Wood county authorities'.
The fugitive returned ' to Bowling
Green Tuesday night in accordance
with an agreement with Sheriff Floyd
W. Heald and Prosecutor Charles S.
Hatfield that he'was to have' his free
dom on Christmas day.
Beverstock was sentenced to serve
a year in the penitentiary by Judge
Broderick of Marysville, after he had
pleaded guilty to emblezzling $2,500
from the Joseph Gottschalk estate,
for which ho waB attorney. Sentence
was suspended on condition that he
pay the costs of prosecution on
r August 1, 1912, and pay tho embezzled
money in quarterly installments.
Failure to comply with any of these
requirements was to result in Bover
stock's commitment to prison.
The jury in the first trial failed to
reach an agreemont, and was dis
charged. The second trial was post
poned many times before the case
was finally set for hearing before
Judge Broderick. Beverstock then
surprised his friends by pleading
In addition to tho charges of em
healing from the Gottchalk estate,
Boyerstock was indicted by the Sep
tember term of the grand jury of
Wood county on a charge of taking
55,000. Beverstock, who was a trus
tee of the probate court, filed a final
accounting in February, 1912, in
which he swore he had, among other
securities, $5,000 in municipal bonds.
He failed to obey a court order to
produce the bonds, it is alleged, and
a bonding company was forced to pay
the sum to Mr. Boverstock's successor.
Beverstock announced Tuesday that
he was willing to plead guilty to this
charge, according to Sheriff Heald,
v but as court is not now in session,
his plea will have to be postponed.
Thursday morning Beverstock will
be locked in jail, to wait until papers
for his commitment to tho peniten
tiary can be made out.
DRIVES OFF A TERROR.
The chiof executioner of death In
the winter and spring months Is pneu
monia. Its advance agents are colds
and grip. In any attack by one of
these maladies no time should bo lost
in taking the best medicine obtaln
. able t,o drive it off. Cpuntless thou
y Bands have found this to be Dr.
King's New Discovery. "My husband
believes It has kept him from having
pneumonia three or four times,"
writes Mrs. George W. Place, Rawson
vllle, Vt., "and for coughs, colds and
croup we have never found its equal."
Guaranteed for all bronchial affec
tions. Price CO cts. and ?1.00. Trial
bottle free at C. P. Ohampney's.
A. J. WITZLER
Telephone No. 1. PERRYSBURG, OHIO.
Calls promptly answered night or day. Lady assistant. Prices and
terms 'reasonable. Tho best of service guaranteed, "
t f WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
; ; Dealer In
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles.
000 Monroe St. Toledo, Ohio.
Near Michigan Street.
Special caro will bo taken with the
repair of all kinds of Watches, Clocks
Dr. B. Kinsley
X) iB IEsT T 1ST
Office Hours: 8 to 11 a. m., 1 to
K p. m. "
OAet up stairs corner Front
and Main Streets.
Pboae Mala 14
.,. MWRYiBWRQ, OHIO. v
That the Story Related Below May
Prove to be Truei
That Doherty & Co., New York, the
new owners of tho Toledo Rail-Light,
tho Maumee Valley Railway & Light
Co., and a numhor of other Toledo;
transportation companies, may secure
financial control of tho Toledo, Bowl
ing Green & Southern, and that Per
rysburg again will bo placed on the
map of tho latter company, are hinted
in rumors current in Bowling Green
and PerrysDurg. .
In tho earlier years of its existence
tho Toledo, Bowling Green & South
ern, then the Toledo, Bowling Green
nd Findlay, operated its cars through
Perrysburg, then using the tracks of
the Maumee Valley for an entrance to
Toledo. Later a new corporation
built tho Toledo Urban & Interurban
which about three years ago was
merged into tho Toledo, Bowling
Green & Southern. In constructing
tho new entrance into Toledo, Perrys
burg waB left off the map, tho Bowl
ing Green passing to the south of
Perrysburg and erecting a station
near Fort Meigs. For a while dum
my cars were run from Perrysburg
to a junction with tho Bowling Green
but this service was discontinued
about two years ago. Within the
corporation limits the right-of-way is
owned by the Maumee Valley Rail
Light, and beyond that the franchise
Is held by tho Bowling Green road.
Some months ago -the town council
of Perrysburg began proceedings In
the Wood county courts to oust the
Maumee Valley Rail-Light from the
franchise. This suit is pending, al
though some of the Rall-LIght's track
has been torn up. Some of tho rails
of the Bowling Green road, outside of
tho Perrysburg corporation limits,
also havo been removed.
The Toledo, Bowling Green &
Southern Is negotiating with the
Bowling Green council for a new 25
year franchise, although the present
franchise has nine years to go. The
company states that it wants to put
concrete under its roadbed through
the main street of tho town, so that
the track will be more stable. To do
this the company wants to borrow
money, but claims it cannot do so
under the present franchise.
Tho above is taken from tho Toledo
Blade, and may, possibly, be one of
that paper's customary dope sticks,
although we will admit it is a possi
bility, although sounding almost too
good to bo true.
COULD SHOUT FOR JOY.
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tom of my heart," wrote C. B. Rader,
of Lewlsburg, W. Va "for the won
derful double benefit I got from Elec
tric Bitters, in curing me of both a
severe case of stomach trouble and of
rheumatism, from which I had been
nn almost helpless sufferer for ten
years. It suited my case as though
made just for me." For dyspepsia,
indigestion, jaundice, and to rid the
system of kidney poisons that cause
rheumatism, Electric Bitters havo no
equal. Try them. Every bottle is
guaranteed to satisfy. Only 50 cents
at C. P. Champney's.
DR. J. M. MORGAN,
Electric and X-Ray Work
508, 509, 510 Nicholas Bldg.
Cor. Madison & Huron Sts. Toledo.
EDWARD M. FRIES
having retired as Judge of the Court
of Common Pleas, is now engaged in
tho general practice of the law, with
offices over Lincoln's Drug store.
Main street, Bowling Green, O
FREDERICK 0. AVERILL
818 Bpltzor Building,
Hsm Pne8 1499.
Tho growing condition of tho wheat
plant over tho state is quite satlsfac-
tory. A greater part of tho wheat
area was sown late, and while now is
small it is thought to bo well rooted
and in good condition to go into win
ter. During tho month of November
wheat growth was rotarded, owing to
tho exceedingly dry weather. Re
ports of damage by fly to early seeded
wheat are very general. The state
average is estimated at 4 per cent.
Approximately one-half of the har
vest was sold as soon as threshed.
Tho present condition of the grow
ing plant is estimated at 92 per cent
compared with an average. This is
a decline of 6 per rent, since the is
suance of the November report. One
year ago wheat condition was esti
mated at 83 per cent.
The late open fall was most favor
able to the corn crop and a bountiful
harvest has resulted. The estimated
1912 corn area as returned by town
ship assessors was 3,213,667 acres.
fcrom this the harvest has produced
127,868,844 bushels, an average of
40 bushels per acre. This is tho larg
est production Ohio has harvested
since 1911. In that year 3,361,166
acres yielded 143,161,675 bushels.
The crop generally is of excellent
quality and was qrlbbed in fine con
dition. The average market price is
estimated at 49 cents per bUBhel.
'Reports from correspondents show
that the apple crop of the present
year was but 66 per cent, of the crop
of 1911, which was the largest crop
harvested in the last decade. The
general supposition was that this
year s crop was fully as large as that
of last year, and with rpunoct tn nnm-
merclal orchards this is true. The
difference 1b due almost entirely to
the full crop of the general farm or
chard throughout the state In 1911
and shows the Important part these
orchards play when total production
Is considered. This year there was
no crop in these orchards in many
sections of the state, with the re
sult that the total production is but
little more than two-thirds of last
The average production per acre of
tobacco is estimated at 789 pounds.
uasi year me estimated yield per
acre was 887 pounds.
The number of sheep and cattle
being fed for market is far below an
average, although the estimated num
ber now reported is greater than one
State average prices, per bushel,
are: Wheat, 99c; corn, 49c; barley,
66c; oats, 34c; rye, 77c; potatoes,
54c; hay, $12.91; alfalfa, $14.81.
WHEELER BOUND OVER.
Harry Wheeler was taken to Ross
ford Saturday and given a hearing in
Justice Fields court on'the charge of
larceny. He was bound over to the
grand Jury on that charge andi re
turned to the Jail here. Wheeler's
right name is said to be Eakman and
he sometimes goes, by the nama of
Wakeman, It Is said.
He was arrested last week on the
Oregon road with 17 chickens in his
possession which did not belong to
him. He pleaded guilty but declared
he "Just couldn't help taking those
chickens and meant no harm." Ho
also claimed ho did not really know
what he was doing. He Is said to suf
fer from a mental affliction and was
at one time a patient in the hospital
ror tho insane at Mansfield. O. If
the hospital sees fit to take him back,
tho case against him will probably be
A Des MoineB man had an attack
of muscular rheumatism, in his shoul
der A friend advised him to go to
Hot SprlngB. That meant an exDonso
of $150.00 or more. Ho sought for a
quicker and cheaper way to cure It
and found It in Chamberlain's Lini
ment. Three days after tho first ap
plication of this liniment he was well.
For -sale by all dealers.
"A colored gent-a-man from ebery-
whah and nowhah" was gathered in
by Toledo police while having a real
nlco time a few das since. Ho was
flying high with wings extended, in
a favorable breeze, with his gas tank
well filled and his motor never miss
ing a spark, when tho police cruelly
Btopped his joy ride, just because he
did not carry a license.
'He had more money in his posses
sion than a man of his character
needed; ho had two new suits ordered
and paid for at a tailor's in Toledo,
and there were other Indications of
high living not befitting his station,
and just because he claimed to have
been working in Perrysburg the cruel
police seemed, to think he had prob
ably bopn operating a separator here
and had separated a Perrysburg man
from his Christmas spending money.
Inquiry proved that their guess might
A few days prior Oliver Goodman
had lost, as he supposed, a pocket
book containing a few hundred dol
lars and several checks, and tho cash
the African joy rider was "totln"'
was thought to be from the lost pri
vate safety deposit of our friend
Goodman, and thus tho spectacular
and nlghly enjoyable holiday work of
the ebony hued gentleman was ruth
lessly crushed and this descendant of
the wooly tribe of Africa is awaiting
the pleasure of the police court while
his Christmas dream of "poak chops,
turkey and oystah dressln' " will be
only a dream.
'TO THE BEST PEOPLE ON
Wo take this way to thank the good
people of your village for the many
kindnesses you have shown our father
during the fouc terms he has served
you as Postmaster. And we hope the
good service he has established will
continue, and his successor will re
ceive the same kindness as he has.
We also ask his friends not to in
sist on any further services as Post
master from him, as the other party
won fairly, and we want them to
have all the glory there Is In It. As
father left college when a boy and
gave his best services to Uncle Sam
during the Civil War, and he has
never had a week's vacation, his life
has been a public one always true
to his party. And while he is yours,
he is also ours add his family feel
they would like to become better
acquainted with him In his remaining
Thanking you, again, we wish you
all a Merry Xraas and a Happy New
GEORGE L. YEAGER,
JOHN O. YEAGBR,
MERTON F. YEAGER.
NAME IN THE NAVY.
The two fuel oil carrying vessels
authorized last session of congress
have bean named Kanawha and Mau
mee. The navy department in an en
deavor to find suitable names de
cided to give tho new vessels Indian
names of rivers flowing thru oil re
gions. Thus the Kanawha Is named
after the river flowing thru West
Virginia, and the Maumee for the
river of the Ohio oil regions.
Ulchard Conklin, of Business Cor
ners, LucaB county, died suddenly on
Tuesday, December 23, 1912, at 3
a. m. He had attended a meeting of
tho trustefes at Swanton the day pro-
vIoub, and 'while addressing tho meet
ing he waB stricken .with paralysis,
from which he died the following
Ho was 62 years of age. Funeral
services will be conducted on Thurs
day, December 26, at Swan Creek
church and burial in Swan Creek
Depository of tho U. 8. Government, Postal Savings System.
Depository of the State of Ohio.
This bank haavarocord of Thirty-three yearn success.
Commenced business in 1879.
Four per caut. Interest paid on deposits for one year.
'J. DAVIS, D.'K. HO.LLBNBEOK, NORMAN L. SANSON,
President, Vice-President Cashier
R. R. HARTSHORN, Assistant GERTRUDE B. CHAPMAN, Assistant
Resources oyer $480,000,00.,
The now Serum Plant, twelve miles
east of Columbus is nearlng comple
tion. Hog cholera may be wiped out
of the state by tho use of this serum
as an immunizer. The cost of ono
battleship would stop the swlno
plaguo in Ohio.
Five hundred and ten boys, average
age 16, averaged 85 bushels of corn
per acre in the cofti growing contest.
Tho average for men in Ohio 1b 35
bushels. Ninety-three boys raised
over 100 bushels per acre. Moral
Bo a boy.
Who has the best cow In the neigh
borhood Is now a leading question at
the farmer Institutes. Each meeting
is furnished' with a Babcock milk
tester which discovers tho boarder
cow and the profitable animal. Many
farmers are surprised at results and
sometimes ashamed oft them.
Each state Instructor at farmer In
stitutes has a supply of litmus paper,
with which samples of soil can bo
tested for acid or alkali. Many farm
ers are finding out why they can not
grow clover, and by so doing make
good wages attending the institute.
From reportB received, ono farmer
in six would rather go to a circus or
Nlckelodlum, than attend a farmer
Some farmers would not let their
own son take the time to take the trip
to Washington, even when the public-
spirited business man in town wanted
to pay the boy's way. The father
could not spare the boy In winter time
from hard work. It is not strange
that boys leave the farm.
At many institutes there will be a
new and latest Improved machine to
test corn for the per cent, of moisture
It has In It. Time required about 25
minutes. The experiment is interest
ing and instructive. Few farmers
know how to grade corn. In the near
future corn will be sold according to
its moisture test. Some farmers are
getting ready for It. Many Independ
ent Institutes will be held.
A. P. SANDLES, Secretary.
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.; W.
H. Roose, superintendent. Subject
for study, "Tho Quarterly Review."
Preaching services at 10:30 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m.
Tho pastor will preach a New
Year's sermon, at the morning service.
Text, "The Fashion of This World
Passe th Away."
The Christian Endeavor meeting
will bo held as usual at 6:30 p. m.
Subject of meeting, "Missionary
Needs and How to Meet Them."
Leader, Mr. F. E. Woodln. This Is
the last meeting of tho year. Let. us
make it the b'est of the year.
M. E. CHURCH.
Sunday, December 29, 1912. Sun
day .School at 9:00 a. m.
Regular preaching services at
10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Epworth League, 6:30 p. m. Mr.
Greene, leader. The subject is, "The
Passion. The World's Measure of
Jesus' Loyalty to His Message." Mark
15:39. Is. 53:1-12.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening
at 7:00 p. m.
Sunday Sohool at 9:00 a. m., fol
lowed by prayer service.
Christian Endeavor at 6:00 p. m.
Topic, "Tho Ideal Christian." This
Will be consecration meeting.
Preaching services at 7:00 p. m.
Thursday evening prayer meeting
at 7:30 p. in.
Cottage prayer meeting will be held
Monday evening, for which further
announcements will be made Sunday.
For a mild, easy action of the
bowels, try Doan's Regulots, a mod
ern laxative. 25c at all stores.
On Sunday about 10 a. m. tho homo
of G. H. Holbrook, living at the west
edge of tho village on tho river road,
was discovered to be in flames.
Mr. and 'Mrs. Holbrook had gono
to church whllo their son Charles was
sleeping in his room on tho second
floor. Ho was, awakened by smoke
and barely succeeded in groping his
way through tho smoko to tho lower
floor. Help was summoned, but tho
houBO was located outside the fire
limits and there was not enough hose
to reach, hence the only means of
lighting the flames was with tho old
handy pump and this soon emptied tho
clBtern before tho flro wns ex
tinguished. Fire Chief Williams very wisely
telephoned the Maumee department
and tho prompt arrival of the fire
men with their gasoline engine
enabled tLo men to lift a stream up
the hill from the creek and save the
Moderwell residence adjoining, from
Nearly all the furniture was taken
out of the lower floor of the Holbrook
house but their loss on bedding and
clothing is considerable. They car
ried no insurance. The residence was
owned by the Ft. Meigs Cemetery
Trustees and was Insured.
Alfred Wetzler Is certainly deserv
ing of an honorary membership in
the fire department for the able as
sistance rendered In pulling the old
hand engine, the hose cart and the
ladders to the fire with hlB runabout.
His service was certainly timely and
Tho members of the Maumee com
pany should bo commended for their
prompt response to the call and tho
excellent service rendered.
This fire again demonstrates tho
great need of additional hose for the
The Perrysburg department ren
dered excellent service under very ad
verse circumstances and are worthy
The residence was insured for
$500. The question of rebuilding is
a doubtful one.
STONY REDGE NEWS.
The annual Christmas entertain
ment of the St. John's Lutheran
church will take place Christmas
Eve beginning at 7 o'clock. The E. V.
and Methodist Sunday schools united
la the preparation of a program which
was given at the Methodist church on
The condition of Chester Reltzel
who has been very 111 with typhoid
fever Is reported asi being Improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Wilson had for
their over-Sunday guest Mr. Wilson's
father residing south of Bucyrus.
Christmas services will be held at
the Lutheran church Christmas morn
ing at 9:30.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will spend
Christmas Day with the parents of
Mrs. Wilson at Sycamore.
Many from this place were in at
tendance at the Christmas entertain
ment given by the Lemoyne School
last Friday evening.
Claude Davis has went to Toledo
and re-entered the service of tho To
ledo Electric Railway and Light Co.
as a motorman. His brother Charles
Davis also expects to move to Toledo
In tho near future and enter the ser
vices of the Bame company, also as a
Schools at this place closed last
Friday for a week of Christmas vaca
tion. They will re-open Monday, De
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Swartu and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nollen
berger and sons Carl and Harold,
Mrs. Julia Nollenborger and daughter
Emma will be the guests to a Christ
mas dinner given by Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Hagg and family.
Mr. Arthur Swartz, of Toledo, was
visiting relatives at this place on
Mr. Jerry Knlfls and family will
spend Christmas with Mr. William
Swartz and family, of Latcha.
( Mr. Geo. Welling received a couple
of carloads of cattle from Chicago
during tho past week.
A show to bo given by Mr. Wilson,
a ventriloquist and lecturer has boon
advertised for Thursday and Friday
night at the K. O. T. M. hall.
You will find that druggists every
where speak well of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. They know from
long experience in tho sale of It that
In cases of coughs and cplds it cap al
ways bo depended upon, and that it Is
pleasant and safe to take. For sale
by all dealers,
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