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THE MEDINA SENTINEL, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7,1914.
No. 49
Chautauqua Opens I Movement for'
Big Attendance
; Saturday Races
Pythian Sisters
After Council
Productiveness
the Orphans
By Good
VOL. , . .
ParI01eting
Sttirday Night
BusiAess of the most vital impor
tance detains Congressman E. , R.
Bathrick at his post in Washington.
His private secretary, Mr. Fisher,
with Judge Roberts and Ahem and
several others were here on Tuesday
to arrange for a big park meeting in
Medina, at which time it was expected
that Mr. Bathrick would be present.
A telegram to the Sentinel from
Mr. Bathrick Thursday afternoon con
veys the information that it is simply
imnossible for him to get away with
out being recreant to his duty. With
the consideration of the post office
bill on, a labor legislation conference,
reports front the European situation
under discussion in the House, and
the fact that he is flooded with re
quests for help from constituents who
are worried about friends in Europe,
necessarily detains him in Washing
ton. ::',:':';.,;:::,::'
However, Judges Samuel Rogers
and Ahern with several other repre
sentative Democratic speakers, . will
make adresses from- the pavilion in
the park concerning the congression
al situation and the Sentinel urges
that as many as possible turn out to
this meeting.
WEHR-NYE CASE DECIDED
The caBe of Abraham Wehr vs. Ma
donna Nye, which has been in the
'courts for some months, was decided
Tuesday before Judge Doyle in Com
mon Pleas Court. As our readers know
this was ; an important action for
money, wherein the plaintiff sued de
fendant for $465.56; $100 on a note,
$173 borrowed money without note,
and $153 for labor. The case came
to trial on April 28, the jury award
ing plaintiff $345.05.. A motion for a
new trial and to have the findings of
the jury set aside as not being in ac
cord with the evidence was made and
it was upon this that Judge Doyle
rendered a decision on Tuesday. In
his decision Judge Doyle gave as his
opinion that the jury award was more
than. the evidence warranted. That
while there was sufficient evidence to
nhow the validity of the note and the
account, there was considerable doubt
regarding the claim for labor. There
upon he ordered remitted $50.58, as
the nrobable amount which the jury
had estimated for labor in arriving at
their findings, leaving a balance lor
piainun oi $z4.4. ..
v MILKY-WAY THREATENED
- As the soulful-eyed Venetian
lover siehs and twanes his bew-tch-
tnpnt from the tmitar.. so a bunch of
barbers last Monday night sought tne
neaceful homes of Fred Jtoons and
Flovd Pealton ; and : to the . dulcet
' strains of cowbells, log cnains, bum-1
, bazines and the velvet toned n iorse
.fiddle1, i:'" amused. " the 'X unf orttmate
couples from pleasant dreamg'iWhy;
the nocturnal visitora should butt in
on poor Did Floyd, who is a long time
Benedict,' isn't altogether clear. But
in Fred's case or course mere isn i
much to be said. However both re
sponded to demands tot speeches, as
well as for refreshments, although
some were so ruthless as to invade
the sanctity of Fred's milk cans and
threaten he and his bride with a
wagon ride around the town. Both did
what was right and finally were re
leased from custody.
IDLE RUMOR, SAYS ROOT
A rumor which has gained more or
less currency during the past few
days that the A. I. Root Co., -would
soon shut down indefinitely on iso
count of the turbulence in Eifope
which would curtail their large for
eign trade, is without any foundation
in fact, according to astatement made
to the editor of the Sentinel Thurs
day morning by Mr. E. R. Root The
latter also Btated that while the com
pany enjoyed a, certain foreign trade,
ft was by no means enormous, and
that the only way the company
would likely to feel the war would
ho that it mieht hold up money that
" is due; them from abroad. In any event
the company insists that no one need
have any fears of its shutting down
thft nlant. as they have no intention
of or fears that It will be necessary
to do so. . v,v,
ARRANGED FOR THEFT
' One of the most painful subjects
with which a newspaper man has to
deal is the chronicling of the mis
demeanors of youth. A case in point
was the arrest a few days ago of
Raymond Morgan for the theft of
$3.00 from the school building during
' a ball game on the - local grounds,
Whilo there were no witnesoes to the
theft, young Morgan was suspected
- and when, arrested confessed. The
boy has served a sentence at the Lan
caster home for 'ft similar offense.
rfL - - i - J 1,.aa TKMVi'niA IvtArr-A
Kennan on Tuesday sentence was de
ferred until the Judge can receive
word from Lancaster as to whether
the boy is on parole'. Meanwhile he
was committed to the care of ., his
father pending word from Lancaster,
and is to report to the sheriff daily.
SHERIFF STOPS PIN POOL
While enjoying, the K. of P. jollifl
cation at Chippewa, Thursday, Sheriff
Young observed a man manipulating a
pin pool game, ' in disobcyance ; of
legal . statute. . Whereupon ' Sheriff
Young took him into custody. ' Fri-
day the violator, who gave his name
as Chas. Rogers, was fined' $P and
oats, the latter of wheh amounted to
Second only in point of excitement
attending the erection of a circus tent
was the hoisting of the monster Chau
tauqua canvass on the school commons
the fore part of the week But there
is a vast difference between the riff
raff who make up the personel of the
former class of tent crew and the vig
orous and ambitious young gentlemen
who were here this week pitching the
Chautauqua wigwam. ,
Great interest has accumulated Jn
the coming to Medina for the first
time of a Chautauqua. ! Some har
bored misgivings as to the possibility
of disposing of sufficient number of
season tickets to avoid a deficit. But
there was np trouble encountered in
securing the names of enough of our
business and professional townsmen
as a guarantee to the . Chautauqua
movement Then the women got busy
selling tickets and f he way they have
been making that big pointer move
around on the indicator is weil cal
culated 'o make one sit up and take
notice, i It was necessary to sell 750
tickets. This feat was accomplished
before the beginning of the firot con
cert on Tuesday afternoon.
, Promptly at 3 o clock eastern time
Wednesday afternoon the Ziegler
Howe Orchestral Club made their in
itial bow to a Medina audience. The
organization consists of Franc Zieg
ler, violin; Chas. T. Howe, flute and
piccolo, Ferdinand Gardner, -cello,
and Mabel Abbott, piano. The rep
ertoire includes overtures, descriptive
numbers, burlesques, grand opera se
lections, comic opera, entre acts and
suites. One of the" chief numbers Wed
nesday afternoon was the rendition of
the Misererie" from II Trovatore, a
striking and realistic effect , being
gained by the 'cello carrying its part
in the famous duet at a distance, and
at times in its upper register almost
approaching the human voice. The
work of Mabel Abbot was excellent.
Following the orchestral club was
the lecture by Dr. Ernest Wray O
Neal, "Popular Fallaciep." The lec
ture was a good, one, semi-humorous
and was greatly appreciated by the
large audience. ;
In- the evening; the Ziegler Howe
Co., appeared again and each member
excepting the pianist, appeared in solo
work. All are undoubted artists and
their work was received with favor.
The flutist, Mr. Howe, is a son of the
late historian, Henry Howe, the lat
ter whom the editor , of the Sentinel
often met and became well acquainted
with in this early 90s, when the . ven
erable writer was making his second
and last tour of Ohio.
Charles R. Taggart, ' "The Man
from Vermont," m character imper
sonations, divided honors of , the even
ing with, the concert company. Mr,
Taggaft's impersonations, his ventril
oguigin, playing of the, violin' and
Eiano. ew.,' were ait urst. ciass umi
is versatility was nothing short of
remarkable. " The sudden sagging of
the top of the tent during the latter's
entertainment caused a momentary
nutter in the audience, but was quick-
y quieted. : j
Prof. Hardy lectured Thursday
morning. In the afternoon the Col
egian Male Quartet gave a concert
that established them as one of the
best male quartets f of the country,
This was followed by an interpretive
recital of "Peg o' My Heart," by Mary
Agnes Doyle. Then the children's hour
conducted by Mrs. Kuhn.
Thursday night there was another
concert by the quartet, followed by a
ecture, "On the Trail of the Immi
grant," by Dr. Edward A. Steiner. ,
WEBBER REUNION
The Webber reunion was held July
31, 1914, at the home of W. E. Cace
on Vme street.- There were 87 pres
ent. Those from outside Medina
County were Judge A. R. Webber of
Elyria, W. H. White, wife and daugh
ter and grand-daughter r of . Detroit,
Walter Graham and wfe of Monroe,
Mich, Burr Fluent, wife and grand
son of Cleveland, Frank Webber and
wife of, Berea, Carl Gibbs and fam
ily of Cuyahoga Falls, H. B. Webber
and family and Miss Geiger of Can
ton, Ernest Brown and family of Ak
ron, Mrs. Roy Washburn and daugh
ter and Mrs. Sadie Pettit and daugh
ter of Lorain, Miss Alice Webber of
Everett, and Miss Mary Richards of
Brecksville. '
Communications were read from
Joe Hoddinott of Harbor Springs,
Mich., Robert and Grace Earl of Milo,
Mo., Mrs. Hariet Coates of Brecks
ville, and Mrs. Sarah Webber of
Mich., Mrs. Lizzie Sylvester deliver
ed a verbal message of good cheer
from the eldest members of the fam
ily, Mrs. Lucy Webber Sykes of Rich
field, who at the advanced age of 92
years is rendered practically helpless
by a broken hip, the result of a fall
last Thanksgiving day. It was urged
upon all in attendance to be prompt
and accurate in reporting dates o
births, marriages and deaths occur
ine in the family. Since last reunion
there were five marriages, five berths.
and three deaths. , ; ' : ,
Officers elected for 1915 are: Pres
R." N. Fluent of Cleveland, Vce Pres
Mrs, Emma Webber, Rec. and Cor,
Secy. Mrs., Sarah Prichard, Genea
logical 'Secy. H. ,B. Webber of Canton,
Trear. Wm. L. Hammerschmidt.
Adjourned to meet the last Friday
in July, 1915 at Medina fair grounds,
E. B. Fluent, Pres. pro. tenu S. W,
Prichard, Secy. pro. tem.
Iii the State of Ohio there many
ittle children , who for various , rea
sons have been dereft of parents.
hey have an unspeakable heart-
hvnger for that parental love and
sympathy which cannot be found in
an orphanage. .
Many of the best citizens of Ohio
have a great longing for the affection
and love of a promising child, be
cause they are childless.
The Board of State Charities,
through its Children's Welfare De
partment, is seeking to bring them
together. , :', , ..
Under the new Children's Code, the
uvenne uun Judges are permitted ;
to commit dependent children direct ;
to the Board of State Charities. It is
probable that most of the children
thus committed will be sent from
counties where there is no local chil
dren's institution.
In addition to the children commit
ted direct to the Board of State Char
ities, some of the County Children's
Homes .have requested the Board to
assist in securing suitable family
homes for such of their children as
are orphaned or for other reasons
cannot be returned to their own
parents. .
The Board of State Charities has
arranged to have every child upon
reception given a thorough physical
and mental examination. It is also
making an effort to secure an1 exten
sive family history, in order that it
may be determined, as far as possible,
that the child to be placed in the fam
ily home is mentally and physically
normal.
Any person interested in - taking
into his home one of these children is
requested to communicate with the
Ohio Board, of State Charities, Chil
dren's Welfare Department, Colum
bus. Upon receipt of such a letter, a
reply will De mailed with a formal ;
application blank.
v Before the placement of a child
ruu A,w.!i,, ..! p
with any fam ly, a representative of
whs coara wui cau personally upon ; Byron B. Bauer of Wadsworth; sher
the applicant This makes possible iff, Thos. B. Lucas of Wadsworth;
a suitable adjustment of the child to
the familv
tv t i , . '
ard is, making an appeal for
uumeKa'uuamiueB ior cnuaren oi
auvages. s
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ttJESDArs'COUUT .CrJST
The followine cases were dsnosed
of by Judge Doyle in Common Pleas
court on Tuesday. ; .
wm. Spieth vs. irred Spieth et al.,
report of commissioners approved.
John Spieth elects to take all .ap
praised value. Sheriff Young or
dered to make deed. J. W. Seymour,
attorney for plaintiff, allowed $35.
Jerome C. Wideman vs. S. D. Hall,
action for disclution of partnership
and appointment of receiver. Receiv
er's first partial report approved and
he was authorized to pay certain ex
penses amounting to $253.71.
Frances Steingass vs. W. G. Stein
gass, action for divorce, alimony and
restoration of maiden name and eq
uitable relief. Motion to petition sus
tained, rlalntiff given until Aug. 22
to amend. F. W. Woods, attorney for
plaintiff; J. W. Seymour, attorney for
defendant.
F. C. Martin vs. H. C. Grillman,
Wilbur R. Charlton and Clyde Wilbur,
action for money only. Default judg
ment for plaintiff of $112.22; the
principal, defendant, being Wilbur R.
Charlton.'
The case of Wehr vs. Nye was also
decided, notice cf which is made else
where in this paper.
PROBATE COURT
Emma M. Hicks appointed admr.,
of estate of David J. Hicks. Bond
$800.
Claim of executrix oi will of E. K
Turner for $1180 on promissory note
allowed as valid,
On application the executrix of will
of Charles L. Gayen is authorized to
sell 14 shares of Cleveland R R. Co.,
stock at private sale at not lesa than
par value. ,.v. -
Order of aprraisement returned in
land sale in estate of Isaac W. Rohrer.
Additional bond filed and approved in
sum of $17000. Order of sale issued.
Case of State vs. Lula Eden is
dismissed.1 ' '.
Order of appraisement issued In
land sale cases in estates of Peter
Klein and Anna Klein. Appraisers,
Fred C. Marlitz, Henry Wuber and
E. FBrunner.
Second and final account filed " in
Sardianship of; Ivan, Hazel and
ura Huffman. 1
Will of Elizabeth Walker and appli
cation to probate filed. :.
1; MARRIAGE LICENSES
George A. Fiedler of Elyria
Anna tlrace Curry of Spencer.
and
V i BACK FROM COLUMBUS c
' Countv Superintendent Geo. ' W,
Leahy, who was in Columbua last
Saturdav in attendance at both ses
sions of the county superintendents
of Ohio at the State house, returned
to Medina Wednesday. Mr. Leahy re
ports verv interesting and instructive
sessions, the attorney general being
present to enlighten In the analysis
and interpretation of the new school
laws.
About 700 people attended the races
last Saturday between Berea and Me-
dina. Most of the events were close
and there was good racing all the af
ternoon. Berea won two of the events
and Medina four. The following is
the summary: ;
First event, trot: Lambert Star,
Howard, 1 2 1; Tarzan, Case, 3 1
2; Carrie D., Dealing, 2 4 4; MiK
dred Vincent, Gates, 4 3 3; Prince,
Stahle, 5, 5 5. Time, 2:40, 2:45 ,
2:45. P ,
: Second event, Pace: Goldie Mac,
Robinson, 2 1 1; Hontas Crook, Jr.,
Eglin, 1 3 2; Bessie Miller, Cline,
3 2 3; Chestnut 'Burr, Leach, 4 4
4. Time, 2:30, 2:32, 2:31.
Third event, Pace: Fred Barlow,
McDowell, 2 1 1; Maggie W., Can-
field, 1 4 4: Baby Wilkes. Willard.
4 2 2; Lady Levine, Brush, 3 3 3.
Time, 2:25, 2:23, 2:20.
Fourth event, Trot: McCella, Gates,
1 1; Gertrude, Heffner, 3 2; Bell
wood, Shank, 2 3. Time; 2:32, 2:26.
Fifth event, Pace: Newtie, Barlow,
3,1 2 1; Lady Belle, Huffman, 2-
2 1 3; Calanthe, Leatherman, 1 3-
3 2; Lady Baird, Pelot, 4 4, drawn.
Time, 2:39, 2:33y2, 2:34, 2:3612.
Sixth event, Pace: Florence M., Eg
lin, 1 1; Leo Direct, Young, 3 2;
Hallie B., Wightman, 4 3; Ruth C,
Craig, 2 drawn. Time, 2:30, 2:33.
SEVILLE ROBBERIES
Robbers entered the Seville post
office Tuesday night and stole money
and stamps to the value of $20.
Entrance was gained by breaking
a pane of glass in the back window
and reaching thru to unfasten the
catch. This is the sixth time in 17
years that the postoffice has been
robbed, the greatest loss ocurring
when the safe was blown.
A little later the same night rob
bers entered the office of the Seville
Milling Co., through a window and
several dollars in change and took a
good revolver. No clew as to the
guilty parties was obtained. .
SOCIALISTS FILE PETITIONS
A .petition was filed with the board
Of elections by the Socialist party on
Tuesday for the following offices:
(Representative, Chas. A. Dowd of
JSM township; Auditor Ernest
Chatfield of Sharon Center; clerk, E.
jDt simmer8 of Wadsworth.' recor'del.
Jea,8Urcr' o. ; W. Farnsworth of
I Wadsworth, appointed by the vacancy
committee; commissioners, Cyrus M.
i Johnson of Sharon Center, Valentine
i cower ox wesuieiu wwnsxupfe uuwara
Allen of Wadsworth.
: BOYS IN CAMP,.-
About 40 of the Medina County Y.
M. C. A. boys went into encampment
Thursday at the old! camp near Akron.
There were 20 from Medina village
and the latter were conveyed to the
camp bv the followine five eentlemen:
L. W. Boyden, H. H. Root, M. H. Fer
riman, D. S. Langacre and Arthur
Van Epp. The camp is a dandy one
and the boys will have a great old
time.
BEATS A LAW-SUIT
The State Industrial Cimmission
Monday granted an award to Bird
Smith of E. Smith road of $94.14 for
an injury recently sustained by him
while in the employ of the Medina
Foundry Company. The award was
granted under the provisions of the
Ohio Workmen's Compensation Law.
BATH PIONEER DEAD
Addison L. Boughton, of Bath, Sum
mit County, near. Medina, passed from
life on Wednesday. He had lived in
that vicinity the greater portion of
his life. The funeral will be held to
day, Friday, at the house at 2 p. m,
Burial will be made in the cemetery
at Bath. Deceased was 70 years of
age. ' ''
SHARON
Born, July 29th to Mr. and Mrs. J,
Caskey of Akron, a daughter.
A party of young people chaperoned
by Mrs. Elizabeth Haisrht spent the
P8!1 wet5 .a? Chippewa Lake.
E. A. Halderman has purchased the
unoccupied building formerly owned
by Z. N. Wallis and it is expected the
post office will be located there. Mr.
Halderman assumed his duties as the
postmaster Wednesday.
Miss Kuth Armstrong or Logan, u.
is the truest of Miss Alice Johnson,
formerly a classmate at Ohio University."-
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Mr. and Mrs. Turner have returned
to Washington, D, C, after spending
a week at the home of A. G. Thomp
son. - " ;.y ,' -:- :- v-1'..
MUNSON
Glen and Florence Plice of Chicago,
are visiting at H. E. Barone's.
Born to Mr, and .Mrs. J. Strenick,
Thursday, July 30, a son. .
O. White and family of Lodi, vis
ited at C. Rice's last Sunday.
W. Basom and wife were at Chip
pewa lake Thursday, last week, ' '
Frank Goldner and wife of Laf
ayette visited at, Mary Billman's last
Sunday. .
Hannah Rice of Wooster, was at
homo Sunday. '
Frank Holderman and Herman
Roth are home from Rittman spend
ing their vacation. - '
Contracts have ell been let for the
building of the Pythian Sisters home
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j :a xi. mi . .i
structure within the next two weeks,
according to word received by Mayor
Gehman on Wednesday from Hattie
Mott, president of the Sophia Hunt
ington Parker Home organization,
Cleveland.;
A communication from Mrs. Esther
Frank, secretary, under date of Aug.
3, to the secretary of the local board
of trade, also states that it is the pur
pose to begin active work in the near
future, but that the matter rests with
Medina in the way of securing sewer,
water and gas extension to the home.
No work will be done until this is
guaranteed by the council.
Architect Robinson is expected here
next Tuesday to confer with the board
of trade. As the council will be in
session Tuesday night it is likely that
Mr. Robinson will be present at their
meeting also. It is understood that a
protest will be registered by certain
residents against the proposed ex
tension, not because of their unwill
ingness for the improvement in its
self, but because of what they regard
as an inequality in the amount of as
sessment per foot frontage. When the
present sewer system was installed
the village bore from 28 to 33 per cent
of the entire cost. In the present pro
posed extension council has legislated
one-fiftieth per cent as the village's
portion of the cost. The contention
of those who will protest next Tues
day night will be that they should be
required to pay no greater per cent
age than was exacted from property
owners when the original plant was
installed.
BRUNSWICK
Mrs. Byron Babcock of Cleveland
lias been visiting here at Frank Bab-
cock's and last Friday Mrs. Frank
Babcock invited in some of the old
friends and neighbors of Mrs. Bab
cock and they had a delightful visit
hose present were: Warren Nettle.
ton and wife, Mrs. John Phelps and
Mrs. Irving Somers of Medina and
Mrs. Geo. E. Pitkin, Mrs. B. Brainard
and Mrs. Sarah Oviatt Wednesday
the same crowd meet at Warren Net
tleton's.
Mrs. Will Clement and son Harold
have purchased an Overland.
E, J. Cawrse and Theo. Chapman
and families spent Sunday at the O
Barber farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Urias of Cleveland
spent Sunday at his sister's, -Mrs.
'rank Case's.. - ( f f , ,. .
JSIrs. Eiwin Peebles 6f Colorado is
here visiting her father, Horace' Car
penter, i ' "w
James Fordham had a 23-years-old
horse get down and get her feet
caught under the roots of a, tree,
hurting it so badly it had to be killed.
Chester Gray spent a few days here
with old friends.
John Schnell, wife and two children
of Columbia, spent Sunday at A. D.
Gardner's. Eddie Lewis of Sprague-
town also spent Monday there.
Mrs. May Alden and two children
of Cleveland came to her father's,
Alex Gibbs' on Tuesday so as to go
with them to the' Uibbs reuiuon on
Thursday at Clair Miller's in Granger.
Charles Gibbs, wife and son Leon
ard and Clif. Green and family spent
Saturday night and Sunday in Royal-
ton at Will Charlton's. Alice Kings
bury, who had been visiting them for
a week, returned with them.
Mr. Lantsbury and granddaughter
Fern Lantsbury of Elyria, are spend
ing the week here with his daughter,
Mrs. C. Gibbs.
Mrs. Jennie" Coleman and Mrs. Jen
nie Horton visited Mrs. Glenn Clark
on the Ridiker place last Friday. ;
Tom Hogue and Melvin Case are
home for the rest of the summer. Tom
s carrying mail as sub for Will Wese-
baum and Verne Miner for Ed. Stein
metz. Minnie Ingersol is back from sum
mer school at Athens.
The trustees have ordered the road
west to be closed during working
hours, as it interfers with the work
men.
E. C. Miner and wife and Ernest
Wilkey and wife spent Saturday af
ternoon in Cleveland.
Mrs. Alice Miner spent Wednesday
at Wyckhff-on-the-Lake with old
friends.
Nora Randall came home from uJ-
ayette Sunday, where she , had been
helphur at the county house.
A little daughter wan born Satur
day night to Herbert Feck and wife.
Marine Ridiker came home bunday
from the summer school at Kent.
-Harry Vaughn and (family spent
Sunday at Chippewa Lake.
Eugene Williams and Harolt, Bar
ber .are , in Strongsville this week
naintinEf' for Mrs. Oeivily.
wayaen morion ana wue na ner
sister and brother and Harold Barber
took in the sights of Niagara Falls on
Sunday. ,. ' y ; v ; :
Quite a number here received the
announcement of the marriage of
Fern Holden and 'Clyde Wideman at
Upland, Calif., on Wednesday, July
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29. After August 81 they will be at
home in San Antonio Heights, Calif.
That an improved road will in
aflv fcliA nroductiveness of
ithe area through which it runs has
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now been satisfactorily demonstrated
by studies conducted by the United
States Department of Agriculture in
Virginia. Conditions in Spotsylvania
County were investigated with par
ticular care, and the results have
proved surprising. In 1909 the
county voted $100,000 to improve 48
miles of roads. Two years after the
completion of this, work the railroad
took away in 12 months from Fred
ericksburg, the county seat, 71,000
tons of agricultural and forest pro
ducts hauled over the highways to
that town. Before the improvement
of the roads this total was only49,000
tons annually; in other words, the
quantity of the county's produce had
risen more than 45 per cent. Still
mere interesting, however, is the in
creass shown in the quantity of dairy
products. In 1909 these amounted to
114,815 pounds, in 1911 to 273,028
pounds, an increase of practically 148
per cent in two years. In the same
time shipments of wheat had increas
ed 59 per cent, tobacco 31 per cent,
and lumber and other forest products
48 per cent.
In addition to this increase In quan
tity the cost of hauling each ton of
produce was materially reduced. In
other words, the farmers not onlypro-
duce more, but produce more cheaply
for the cost of transportation to mar
ket is of course an important factor
in the cost of production. From this
point of view, it is estimated thdt ithe
$100,000 spent in improving the roads,
in Spotsylvania County saved the
farmers of the county $41,000 a year.
In the past two years the traffic
studies of the Federal experts show
that approximately an average of
65,000 tons of outgoing products were
hauled over the improved roads in the
county an average distance of 8 miles,
or a total of 520,000 "ton-miles." Be
fore the roads were improved it was
estimated that the average cost of
hauling was 20 cents a "ton-mile,"
after the improvement this fell to 12
cents a "ton-mile," or a saving of 8
cents. A saving of 8 cents per mile
on 520,000 "ton-miles" is $41,000 a
year. The countie's investment of
$100,000 in other words .returned a
dividend of 40 per cent annually.
this character, does not take the form
of cash put directly into the farmer'
pocket there is a widespread tendency
to believe that it is fictitious profit,
while as a matter of fact it is just as
real a source of profit as an increase
in the price cf wheat
In Dinwiddle County, W. Va., for
example, where peanuts are orf? of
the staple crops, the average load for
two mules on a main road was about
1,000 pounds before the ro?.d was im
proved. After its improvement the
average load was found to be 2,000
pounds, and the time consumed in
hauling the larger load to market was
much reduced. In other words, one
man with a wagon and two 'mules
could do more than twice as much
work with the improved road than
with an unimproved road. f Thi3 is
the explanation of the extraordinary
rise in the total output of agricultural
products in a county with a good
road system.
SEVILLE
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett of Los An
geles, Calif., are visiting among old
friends.
Martin Kohl was in town for a short
stay.
J. jj. martin, wno nas Deen on inec
sick list, is able to be out again.
- . 1 1 1 Al
Mrs. Homer Hyde of Helton, Tex,
is visiting old friends here. ,
Dr. Jno. Friend and Brother, A; i!
Friend of Cleveland, have been visit
ing Seville quite frequently.
isevine win nave anuuwr viiauuttt
qua next year. A contract was signed
by the Coit-Alber Co., and the local
committee last week.
Seville business men will hold their
annual picnic at Chippewa Lake on
Aug. 19.
The 17th annual reunion of the Lee
family will be held on the Medina
Fair grounds, Aug. .
Mr. Chas. Moore, son-in-law of
Andrew Cameron, was buried in the .
Mounnd Hill cemetery Monday after
noon. Those attending from out of
town were, Mrs. Moon of Elyria, Tom
Moon of Niles, Mrs. Agnes Trusdale
of .Scio and Mrs. Maud Davis of Salem.-':'
. ;, ' .
Street fair Sept 22-23-24.
P. W. Crawford and Dana Reynolds
are both candidates for representative
on the Democratic ticket
F. E. Taylor and M. E. Frazier
motored to Akron Thursday. .
; A. L. Jones of Brunswick .called on
his sister, Mrs. Dan Overholt Satau
day. , o, ..V
The large barn belonging w Chris.
Rich burned to the ground Friday.
Mrs. Sue McCracken and daughter
were in town Saturday. ;
The dancing club gave a party at
Chippewa Lake park Thursday even
incr.'v :-.:.'-,' .."lY.'.r
t Mr. J. F. Martin is reported oniha
emls liot a train

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