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MEMBER 22, 1921 No. 18 MEDINA, OHIO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1921 x VOLUME THIRTY-EIGHT MEDINA Tim COUNGIL HIS BUSY I Receives Many New Petitions for Paving and Sewer GAS CO. SUPT. DDDNT SHOW UP No Action Taken on New Rate, But Council Members Express Personal Disapproval The village council held its regular monthly session Tuesday night, many items of business receiving attention. The session lasted to a" rather late hour because of the lateness of arrival of three of the members-R. J. Hyde, F. P. Batrlev and I. E. Thatcher. The time of the meetings is set for o'clock. It was after 8 o'clock Tues day nicrht before there was a quorum Petit ons, were received and read from a majority of the abutting prop erty owners on the following streets, praying that the streets be paved and otherwise improved: East Friendship between North Broadway and East street; Elmwood between Friendship and North streets; West Liberty be tween west brick pavement and West corporation line; East Liberty be tween Harmony and Spring Grove atreets. The petitions were all re ferred to the Street committee to be taken up with the engineer. . An ordinance was passed to levy special assessments on the abutting property owners for the paving of South Broadway from the south line of Smith road to the south line of Grant street, the estimated cost of which is $21,306.18. Through an error made by the engi neer in defin'ng the front footage on certain lots on East North street be tween North Broadway and East street, in an assessment ordinance passed Some time aeo and published it became necessary to pass a new ordinance embracing the corrections. This was done at Tuesday night s meeting and the new ordinance will be published next week. A prov'sion of the General .Code of Ohio laws permits a municipality to sell its bonds to meet current expens es and indebtedness. As Medina is in debt on its running expenses to the amount of several thousands of dol lars, a resolution was passed Tuesday night to issue bonds in the sum of $5,000 for this purpose. Supt. Ew'ng of the Medina Gas & Fuel Co., who. was to have met with Council Tuesday night in an effort to have that body pass an ordinance changing the gas' company's present agreement with the village, failed to show up. Instead, liowever, he left a sample ordinance1 with Mayor Hart zog some days ago with the statement that a similar one passed by the Me dina council wOtild;he satisfactory to his company. , The new schedule asked by the gas company would place a fiat rate of 56 cents per 1000 cubic feet regardless of amount used, with a reduction of 5 cents if bill is . paid before the 10th of the month; also what, is termed , a ready-to-serve charge of 50 cents. It iis this latter featur that is chiefly 'Objectionable, particularly to the small consumer, as it would mean that much more than he is now paying for gas during most of the summer months. The. council took no official .action in the matter, tho the members personally expressed themselves as (Opposed to the idea. A (Committee consisting of Council man Thatcher, Hyde and Fenn was ap pointed to investigate a complaint by H, C. Bradway that he is being un fairly (discriminated against in the matter -of assessment for paving. MEDINA WILL BE ' SHY ON ROAD MONEY Medina jcounty has suffered a set back in its anticipations for road mon ey from the State for the 1922 pro gram, and will secure only about one fourth of the amount it had hoped for, and in a measure was justified in ex pecting. County Engineer Bibbins was in Columbus last Friday in consultation with the State Highway Commission relative to Medina's interest, but was unable to gain a promise for more than $25,000. However, the Com mission leaves entirely with the Coun ty Commissioners, says Mr. Bibbins, the decision as to what roads the mon ey shall be expended on. Mr. Bibbins says he was given as surance by the Commission that Me dina may expect a substantial allow ance of federal money for 1923, to be expended on the Ashland-Medina road In Lafayette township, and road No. 97, connecting the gap between Wads worth and Lodi. FORMER RESIDENT DEAD Festus Giddings Morgan, a former resident of Medina, died at h's late home, 32 Union street, Oberlin, last Friday morning, the result of a stroke of paralysis sustained on Nov. 12. The deceased was born in Hubbard, Trum bull county, O., Oct. 13, 1845. Later with his parents he moved to Medina, where he resided until his marr'age to Catharine F. House, on April 13, 1870 For nearly thirty years Mr. and Mrs. Morgan resided in La Grange. The widow and two children, Mrs. Ber tine Ey man and Mrs. Blanche Clifford, the latter two of Lorain, survive. JERSEY MEN MET HERE SATURDAY Upward of 30 Jersey cattle breed ers including visitors from Summit and Cuyahoga counties attended the annual meeting of the Medina coun ty Jersey Cattle Club held at the Farm Bureau office last Saturday. A novel and enjoyable feature of the day 8 meeting was the dinner at the Union hotel at which was served Jersey beef, Jersey milk," Jersey but ter and Jersey cottage cheese. Officers for the coming year were elected as follows: Geo. F. Abbott, pres.; Grawt Chidsey, vice pres.; Glen Ganyard, sec.-treas. The establishment of a county calf club was discussed and a committee to act With County Agent Halderson was appointed as follows: T. B. Brown, Harold Burr, Floyd Harris, Grant Chidsey and A. u. Abbott. Later a program of speaking was indulged in, the following taking part: F. M. Flank, Grant Chidsey, A. G. Abbott, E. W. Nettleton, tiaroio Damon' and R. H Halderson A committee was appointed, which will also have in charge the handling of tho oleo situation IN SEVILLE Colored Bandit Shoots Member of B. & O. Section Gang CAUGHT AT STERLING WITH COMPANIONS Posse Does Clever Work Overtaking Trio, Each of Whom Was Armed in One man with a bullet hole through his hand and a furrow on his neck along which the bullet traveled, and three men in the county jail charged with the shooting, is the result of an attempted holdup in Seville last Thursday night. The men held gave their names as Obadiah Shepard, Wm. Twiner and Juari Howard, and all three are col ored. They were captured by O. W Pyle, superintendent of the Doris Construction Co. and Night Watch man Clem Burkholder of Seville less than an hour after the offense was committed, just as the men were about to mount a freight train leav ing Sterling. About 7 o'clock Thursday night a colored man rapped for entrance at a box car where a number of Hun garians were living not far from the a. & O. station at Seville. As the door was opened the man pushed his way in and demanded money. One oftheHungarianswho was lying down attempted' to rise, whereupon the col ored man struck him over the head with a club. One of the other color ed men then told his companion to shoot the Hungarian, and he com p.'lied with the order. The Hun garian threw up his hand and duck ed his head, the bullet penetrating tibe palm of the hand and tearing a furrow across the man's neck. The other Hungarians gave the alarm .and within a few minutes a posse headed by Burkholder and Pyle motored to Sterling, the colored men having headed that way along the railroad track. Arriving at Sterling, Pyle, armed with a shot .gun, walked up the track toward Seville and had proceeded but a few rods when he perceived the men approaching. Covering them with his gun and ordering them to throw up their hands, the men lost no time in doing so, at tibe same time casting on the ground tine weapons they carried, consisting .of a revolver, screw driver and an iron club. The colored men were taken back to Seville where the Hungarians identified Shepherd as the one who did the shooting, and Tunner as the one who urged Shepherd to the -act. Howard, who remained on the outside of the car, took no part in the hold up, it 'is stated, as he carried one arm in a sling the result of a serious burn which he says he sustained from a gasoline explosion in Uhrichs ville, O., recently. Deputy Sheriff Al Hange brought the men to jail about 8:30 Thursday night All three deny having been in Seville and claim that they had met accidentally only a few hours before while waiting to catch an out going freight train. Tunner has two gold teeth which gleam brilliantly in the center of his upper jaw when he speaks, and the Hungarians in the box car gave to Burkholder and Pyle & similar description of the one who ordered his companion to shoot Saturday afternoon the colored trio each entered a plea of not guilty before Justice of Peace W. Pu Ains worth and were bound overdo the grand jury under bond of $1,000 each. The men will be given a hearing be fore Justice of Peace Ainsworth today, Thursday. Paul P. Elliott, president of the Medina County Farm Bureau, was onr of the several speakers who addressed the Summit County Farm Bureau at !ts annual meeting held in Akron las Saturday. The report on membership showed that the Summ't county bu reau has 800 members. E. C. Robin son of Bath township was elected president of the bureau for 1922. HEftR MURDER ailMlllilillllllH! Xma$ music t Medina Churches muiiiiiiiiiMutuimHiii!iutiiiiniuiuiiiUHhi!iiaiHKmmHHHumimtifii St. Paul's Episcopal The special Christmas music St. Paul's church this year will at be rendered at the regular morning ser vice, 10 a. m., Sunday Dec. 25, by a choir of twenty-eight .voices, ine program follows: Prelude Largo from "Aerxes" Handel Violin Martin Baldwin Carol "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" Processional "O Come All Ye Faithful" Venite Rogers Soloists, Mrs. Long, Mr. Best . Te Deum "Festival" Warren Soloists, Mrs. Long, Miss Thatcher, Miss shane, Mr. Best Jubilate Reade Soloist, Mr. Faye Ferrton Hymn" 0 Little Town of Bethle hem Gloria Tibe Reade Kyrie Mendelssohn Hymn "Angels from the Realms of Glory" Solo "The New Born King" Le'Espoir Mr. Best Offertory Anthem Sanctus, from "St. Cecelia Mass" Uounod Soloists, Mr. Best, Mrs. Long Sursum Corda Rogers Sanctus Rogers Communium Hymn "Here O My Lord I See Thee Face to Face" Gloria in Excelsis Lansing Recessional "Hark, the Herald Ang els Sing" Postlude March from 'Tannhauser" Wagner Church of Christ Sunday, 7 p. m. Prelude "Venetian Love Song" Netin Doxology Invocation Overture "The Beautiful Enchant ress" Roseacranz Orchestra Quartet Selected Steinmetz, Ganyard, Butdorf, Case Serenade "Sweet Repose" Rockwell Orchestra "Crown Him Lord of All" Adams Choir Scripture Leson Offertory Selected Mrs. Milton Gage Quartet Selected Steinmetz, Ganyard, Butdorf, Case "Hail to the King" Adams Choir Sermonette "Glory to God in the Highest" Adams Choir Benediction Prayer of Dismissal Adams Choir St Xavier's Church 10:00 a. m. Mass in B flat Leonard Kyrie Credo Ave Maria Miss Reghta Bartunek Sanctus Benedictus Agnes Dei -Benediction. LODI VILLAGE ON EVE OF GAS WAR The people of Lodi are stirred over a "gas war" that is reported to be pending there. The village's old frarchise has expired and the gas Ulery a junior high school charter company now wants 60 cent gas with was recently granted the Lodi rebate of 10 per cent if paid by i schools, and the Board of Education the 10th of the month. was at the same time congratulated The old council, it is said, refuses by State Supt. C. M. Riegel on the to take any action in the matter, be- forward step they had taken in the lieving any settlement should devolve I incorporation of a broader curricu upon the new council elected in No-1 lum, such as the circuit supervision "J9 ' of music, the inclusion of physical The old agreement expired last training as a part of the regular May and there has been wo rate ' program, and other things. agreement m effect since then, nor has either party asked for one, un- til the recent move by the gas com pany for the 50 cent rate. The com pany also wants the present meter reading charge of 35 cents raised to 50 cents. The women of Lodi are circulating a petition of protest. RE-ELECT FAIR OFFICERS At a meeting Monday of the new directors of the Medina County Agri cultural society, the old officers were re-elected for the ensuing year. Thay are: A. M. Baughman, pres.; H. C. Hulbert, vice pres.; F M. Plank, sec.; C. C. Cheeny, treas.; the executive committee being composed of the above named officers and P. C. Bige low arJ A. S. Canfield. The meeting was held at the Farm Bureau office with dinner at the Un ion Hotel. Several changes were made in the heads of departments of the 1922 fair. WILL EAT VENISON For the first time in .several years, in fact never, H is believed, since its first meeting, the next annual meet ing ana' banquet of the Medina Coun ty Fish and Game association will have venison as its chef d 'oeuvre. President N. O. Fuller's announce ment of thjs feature of the event, date of wnuh has been net for Jan. 3 at the Odd Fellows' hall, is caus ;ng considerable excitement among local gour-'ianu members of the as sociation, who may be counted to be on hand in mass formation at the ap pointed hour. Jf. B. Stuoic of Co lumbus, mirtant State wnie War den will make the princi oil addr-it. iillllilM Methodist Church The following is the Christmas program for the Methodist church next Sunday: Prelude "Hosanna" Wach Processional "O Little Town of Bethlehem" No. 121 Prayer A Christmas Carol Anthem Praise My Soul, the King of HA., en" Huhn I'esponsivJr Readings Gloria Solo "Our King Has Come" NeidlirAwr Fred Bohley Hymn "There's a Song in the Air" No. 112 (Congregation Rise) Offertory Viol'in and Piano Mr. and Mrs. Finlay Sermon Anthem "0 Holy Night" Adam Mrs. Bigelow and Choir Recessional "While Shepards Watched Their Flocks" Choir Benediction (Congregation remain seated) Organ Postlude "Joy to the World" E vetting service (By children of &unoay school) Prelude "March of the Magi" Dubois A descriptive piece representing the "March of the Magi" the sustained note on the organ is to represent the Star which guides the Wise Men. Hymn "There's a Song in the Air" song '(Lome Sing a Song of Glad ness Junior Choir Invocation Solo "The Christmas Star" Adams Mrs. Bigelow, Soprano, Mrs. H. Y. Ziegler, Piano, John Beck, Organ A Christmas Story Rev. Bryenton Song "Who Is the King of Glory" Junior Choir Offertory Violin and Piano Mr. and Mrs. Finlay A Christmas Carol Junior Choir Pantomime "It Came Upon a Mid night Clear" Wauneta Mcintosh (Swift by Maryleah Gish and Doris Searies in distance) "A Christmas Call" "Adeste Fideles" Chimes "A Merry Christmas" Carol "O'er the Cradle of the King" Carol "The Hymn to the Blessed Virgin" Mary Elizabeth Pelton and Chorus A Christmas Poem Elizabeth Ewing uaroi "Silent Night" JJAtle Visitors "Away in the manger v Benediction (Congregation Stand) Baptist Church 7 p. m. "Joy to the World" Orchestra "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" Choir Organ sold "Largo" Esther Venner "Supplication" Orchestra Vocal solo "Lo in a Manger" M. J. Deyell "Oh Holy Night" Choir "Organ Echoes" Orchestra "Come All Ye Faithful" Congregation Lodi pressed for new school house Lodi faces a bond issue for a new school building. Upon recommenda tion of Couwcy School Superintendent ( "We must, however," says Riegel, j urge your early consideration' of the needs of your children in the way of additional building space. If after a reasonable length of time your school is still handicapped because of failure to act as suggested, we shall feel free to make this matter a ser ious consideration in the retention of your high school charters. We shall therefore expect to hear of the sub mission of a suitable bond issue to your electors within the very near future." LIZ GOT NEW BEAU In order to prevent the old flivver radiator from freezing, autoists must call on the druggist. He doesn'i. have to have a prescrip tion, but the denatured alcohol he buys to keep the frost out of the radiator must come from registered pharmacist or assistant pharmacist, un'der the Wendt poison drug act, en acted by the last legislature. Xsiuouy Xq Suiru aqi si stqj. General Price last week and its ef fect will be felt keenly by garage, Ailing station, and hardware men who have been finding the business profitable. The latter will probably bring suit to test the law. The County Commissioners on Monday granted the remiest of a delegation of Leroy and Westfield citi zens that the Leroy-Seville - road be improved. The road, which has been in bad condition for a long time, will have the attention of the Commiss'on ers the coming year, they stated, and be placed in fairly passable condition at least. GRAND AND PETIT JURORS FOR JAN. TERM The following names were drawn last Saturday by County Clerk Frazier of those who will be called for jury duty at the January term of Common Pleas Court: Grand Jurors: A. Aylard, Medina; D. L. Crawford, Seville; H. Harr s Hinckley; E. B. Spitzer, Medina; C. L. Hazen, Sharon; Clare M. Jones, Lafayette; Halbert Cartwright, Hinck ley; John Dunn, Hinckley; Percy Critz, Wadsworth, Claude Rickel.Har risville; B. L. McFadden, Montville; Herle Immel, Seville; E. J. Neusel, Homer; Clarence Repp, Harrisville; S. J. Kerr, Harrisville. . Pet t Jury: Gail Abbott, Medina; Chas. Horner, Homer; Harry Bach- tell, Medina; Chas. Camp, Homer; J. R. King, Lcdi; Wade Canfield, Litch field; Jerry Spice. York; F. O. Foster, Seville, Edward P. Hutchinson, Wads worth; Ernest Packard, Chatham; G. C. Cottinghain, Sharon; J. H. Bachteli York; Oliver Jenkins, Litchfield; B. H. Codding, Lodi; Geo. High, Med na; Carl Schmidt, Liverpool; Dick Hewitt Westfield; E. S. Lytle, Granger; Fred Leibert, Wadsworth; C. H. Harring ton, Lafayette. J. Nl. Octogenarian Had Spent His Whole Life in This County SUCCESSFUL FARMER AND UPRIGHT CITIZEN Funeral Services Will Be Held From the Late Home on Friday of This Week Jacob M. Hartman, 81, died Tues day at his home, 117 East Friendship street, after a period of gradually fail ing health covering the past three years or more. Mr. Hartman's ill health began when he sustained paralytic stroke some time ago, since which he had been pract cally help less. He sustained another stroke last Friday, from which he never ral lied The deceased was born in Wads worth township, this county, Aug. 20, 1840, the son of Peter Hartman and wife. July 3, 1862, he was married to Hannah Everhard, also of Wads worth, to whom were born twelve chu dren, one dying in infancy. The re maining children, all Kving, are: Mrs J. J.. Wertz, J. D. and H. W. of Lake wood, O.; W. C. Hartman and Mrs. A. R. Dyer of Cleveland; Dr. Geo. J. of Muskeegan, Mich.; F. H. of Sierra Madre, Calif.; R. R. Hartman and Mrs. H. B. Wideman of Lafayette; B. E. of Seville, and Mrs. C. F. Winters of Medina. Besides the widow and the eleven children there also survive two brothers, Moses of Sharon, and Levi of Plymouth, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Chas. Blue of Carey, O. Until his removal to Medina about seventeen years ago, Mr. Hartman had always followed the occupation of farming, in which he had been success ful, s Funeral services will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 1 :30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Wm. J. Drew and interment in Spring Grove cemetery. All the children were present at the obsequies except F. H. Hartman of Sierra Madre, Calif., who was unable to get here in time FIRE LOSS OF S10,000 TO SPENCER FARMER Fire starting from an unknown origin destroyed property on the farm of James Eglin in Spencer township, last Thursday night, valued at $20, 000. Albert Eglin, a son of James Eglin, was living on the farm. The fire was discovered at 9:30 at night, after the family had gone to bed, and gained such headway that it could not be stopped until the fine large cattle barn, the horse barn, nineteen cattle and seven hogs had been burfled. Fire apparatus was summoned from Spencer and Lodi, and respond ed. Even with two fire engines on the job the flames could not be check ed, until the loss was complete A favorable wind prevented the house catching fire. The property was insured. WILL HEAR HOWARD A number of Medina county farmers re planning to go to Cleveland next Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, to hear the address to be given at 10 a. m., bv Tames R. Howard of Chicago, presi dent of the American Farm Bureau Federation. President Howard w 11 fTve but two addresses in northern Ohio the one at Cleveland and an other at Sandusky in the afternoon of the same day. Howard is a practical farmer, operating his own Iowa farm. RABBITS GAIN A DAY The rabhit season closes Saturday night, D-ic. 81, notwithstanding that the law reads Jan. 1. This is be cause the latter date falls on Sunday, when it is unlawful to hunt anyway. Some persons were of th2 opinion "at the sjJtson would hold over until Monday, Jan. 2, which will be observed is the ho.id-i" this year, but vuch i. not the ".?f e according to Co mty Clerk Frazier, who obtained an offic ial ruling from Columoas. HARTMAN E Al! OFFICERS IKE BIG BOOZE FIND Westfield Township Farm Yields Up Barrel and Half of Real Staff j THREE MEN ARRESTED AND LODGED IN JAIL Booze Located in Secret Com partments Specially and Skillfully Built The biggest supply of raisin-jack that local officials have uncovered since the prohibt'on law went into effect, was located Tuesday afternon on what is known as the Dr. Heaveland farm mile south of Chippewa Lake in Westfield township, now owned ' by Peter Marinoff. Tipped off that there might be some thing doing worth while on the Marin off farm, Sheriff Bigelow took w tft him Deputy Hange, Geo. Mellert and Clarence Hanshue. When they ar rived at the Marinoff home, the owner was not there, but two men who have been living there, Mike Petehoff and Nick Usheff, were there, put indicated surprise that the officers should sus pect anything wrong. A systematic search of the premises by. the offcers resulted in a half bar rel of raisin-tack being; found in a hen house, and a full barrel, about 50 gallons, in a pit underneath a shanty some distance from the house, borne loose dirt near the shanty whirh could not be accounted- for excited the sus picions of the officers- and after kick ing away several boards with n, the pit, about S feet square and 4 feet deep, was located. A search of the barn disclosed a hidden room, entrance to which was so deftly covered withvbay as to baffle discovery under ordinary circumstanc es. One o f the officers in careless ly kicking aside some hay, accidentally uncovered the entrance te'the room. However, no l'quor was -found -there. Petehoff and Usheff were brought to Medina and placed in jail. Marin off, who had gone to Cleveland, was intercepted in Medina while driving a load of merchandise to his home. He was accompanied by Sheriff Bigelow, who later brought him back to j'a'l. TURN SLUG CHANGE IN TRAIN SCHEDULE-ON A. C. & Y. A new train schedule went into en eel Sunday on the A. li a i.. whereby the eastbound train arriving 1 erstwhile in Medina at 8:40 a. m., now arrives at 9:10, and the east- bound which formerly arrived at 3:60, now arrives at 4:15. Under the new schedule the running time between Akron and Delphos has been reduced one hour. Lack of freight business of late on this line has caused the company to discontinue one of its local freight trains, there now being but one each day one way. However, it is the purpose of the company to put the other train back just as soon as busi ness picks up. The through freight at night will be continued as at pres ent, but the one bound west will not stop at Medina. The eastbound will stop here only for cars picked up west of Plymouth. NO DELAY IN GETTING CHRISTMAS PACKAGES In order that no one will be disap pointed by delay in Uiicle Sam's mail service, Postmistress Mary K. Long has issued instructions that every par cel post package arriving in the local office shall be delivered beioie ihe office closes on Christmas eve, no mat ter how late the force is compelled to work. These orders, of course, do not apply to R. F. D. routes ut of Medina. The last incoming mcil is scheduled to arrive in Medina at 3:45 p.m. All deliveries frvm this mail and any prior mails will bt; jem pleted on Saturday, Packages arriving Sunday will be delivered Monday morning, al.ho no regular deliveries will be macie, as the postoffice closes at 10 a. m. Postoffice officials state that ir.c.m ing mail this year exceeds all prev ious years, Monday of this week breaking all records in number of packages handled. BURGLARS STILL AT IT A man attempted to force an en trance to the home of the Misses C!rra and Rose Steeb, 140 Lafayet e road, about 11 o'clock last Friday night, but was frightened away before lie could get in, by Ford Cannon, who v.as pass ing the Steeb home at the time on h's way to his own home next door. Cannon says he had just s'nick a match to light a cigarette, when lie heard some one j'uinp onto the greu d. Glancing at the Steeb home he snw a man run around to the side o ' e building. The man had jumped from the top of the porch. Cannon sum moned Harry Aylard, who is also a neighbor, and also nightwatchman Hange. Cannon and Aylard from tfie rear of the tetter's home saw the man d'sappear over a fence nrd fret away. Later they discovered foot prints in the snow at a rear w'ndow of the Steeb home, also marks on the window sill where anr attempt had been made to pry the window open. a BMBSMBhoHHII!