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WEDNESDAY APRIL 3, 1895.
THE ENTERPRISE. J.B.Smltli Proprietor. WELLINGTON, OHIO. Entered at tbe postofflce at WcllliiBlou M econd-class matter. One Year l f0 81x Months 5,1 Three Months 25 Advertising live cents per line, each inser tion. Space and Column Kates made known on application. A CANDIDATE. To the republicans of Lorain county: At the next republican convention I will be a candidate for the nomination to the office ot county auditor. I feel that my six years' experience as deputy auditor has riven me such knowledge oi the duties of the office as to warrant my candidacy. I take pleasure in being able to refer you to the various county officers, whose duties bring them in contact with this office, as to my ability and efficiency. I ask your favorable consideration. Yours truly, Geo. H. Lewis. John L. Sullivan, the prize fighter, is said to be penniless. The members of the general assembly of Indiana should be notified, in order that they may have an opportunity to chip in and help their bruiser brother out. The people of Manitoba propose to have free schools and no division of funds to support any sectarian schools. That's comet. Senator Sherman desires to be, chair man of the committee on finance in the fifty-fourth congress. Mayor Blee, of Cleveland, was defeat ed Monday. Probate Court. Will of Henry Titus, late of Avon, ad mitted to probate. F. S. Reefy appointed guardian of Her man Nemtzow, of Elyria; bond $300. William Hutton appointed guardian of Lena and Maggie Hahn, of Amherst; bond 1 300. Mary Wogan appointed administratrix of the estate of Michael Wogan, late of Elyria; bond $1,000. The village of North Amherst vs Peter Eyerick; proceedings to appropriate land for road purposes. M. H. Levagood, appointed administra tor ot the estate of Paul C. Xemtzoa, late of Elyria; bond $000. Catherine Berrill appointed adminis tratrix of the estate of Nicholas Berrill, late of Grafton, O.; bond ftSOO. Marriage Llcemtes. George Kobishaw and Mabel Dagnan. Harry S. Crossen and Frances M. Wright. John Mertz and Chaiiotta Knabakow sky. Claude A. Spicer and Hattie E. Git- tings. One "don't publish." LITCHFIELD. Apr. 1.-Frank Batchtell is in Elyria in the employ of M. A. Pounds. Mrs. Gilbert Sears has been quite sick the past week, but is improving. The Ladies' Aid Society, of the Baptist Church, will give a warm sugar social, Thursday evening, at the home of Mrs. II. Ilerrick. All are cordially invited to attend. Miss Josie Shipman, of Cleveland, is the guest of Maude James, this week. The school entertainment at the Bap tist church last Friday evening was a grand success. Too much cannot be said in praise of the Litchfield schools. We have needed a good school for some time and now we have it. Moving seems to be a fad this spring. One is not fashionable unless lie lives up town. Wedding bells in the near future. Chester Crow, a former Litchfield young man now of LnGrange, and Miss Netta Wheeler, of that place, were mar ried Wednesday, March 13. We wish them success through life. Mary Pond has been very sick, but is improving. ; Mr. Kindig has moved his family to York. An Ohio Father's Baby. "My wife received a sample bottle of Dr. Hand's Colic Cure. For four months she hardly took her clothes off, baby cried no. The sample of Dr. Hand's Colic Cure worked like magic. I went right to the drug store and bought a 25c. bottle and a bottle of Dr. Hand's Pleasant Phytic, and we are truly grateful that such relief has eome to baby ana uv -"-Kespectruiiy, Geo. M. Vaught, Delaware, O. Sold at nil drug stores, 2oc. 1 THE ARGUMENT On the Haskell Local Option Hill, before the Hoitue Committee on Temperance. Mr. chairman and gentlemen of the com mittee: Realizing that the evils resulting from the liquor traffic are those that result from the use of intoxicants as a beverage, from the constant liability of the aloon traffic to become an undue factor in par tisan politics; and believing that the subject is of such importance as to be worthy of consideration by every citizen: Hon. Mr. Haskell has placed before you H. R. bill, No. 147. This bill does not license the saloon traffic in any place, but by a general law. having uniform operation throughout the state, it makes this traffic illegal in every place from which a majority of the olectors residing therein wish it exclud ed. It brings the matter to the attention of ovyry voter. It removes the whole sub ject irom party politics, by allowing every elector to express his wish inde pendently of his connection with any party. It makes it the duty of each elec tor to think and vote upon the saloon question. It- enables him to do so effectively, without danger of causing political, partisan, or personal ill feeling; thus elliminating the saloon question from party politics, and placing with the peo ple, where it belongs. It does all this with no addition to election expenses, except that of print ing twice upon the ballot the question, "Shall the trallic in intoxicating liquors as a beverage be prohibited?" The Anti-Saloon League is composed of men of all parties and all creeds. The legislative committee, after care ful consideration, heartily approve the Haskell bill. They see no reason why right-minded men of all parties and beliefs should not unite with them in the hope and respect ful request that this committee recom mend and the general assembly enact that the Haskell bill become the Haskell law. The petitions of many thousand voters havo been referred to you. Thousands more will soon be so referred. They all ask you to approve and favorably report this bill. They ask the general assembly to make it law. In aid of your deliberations, it may be well to inquire: What is the legislation asked for? Who asked for it? Why do they asked for it ? Who oppose the grant ing of their prayer? And why do they so oppose? What is tho legislation asked for? It is a bill, which, after careful con sideration, and under the advice "of sev- eral of the ablest attorneys in the state, has been agreed upon by men of all par ties. Judges of highest repute nfter care ful examination regard it constitutional I can learn of none such who do not so regard it. The bill first provides for an expression of the wish of the voters of each county, township, incorporated village, city and ward of a city, as to prohibiting or allow- the saloon troffic within their respective limits. This expression is not to be con trolled exclusively by the merits of the question, unembarrased by other con- siderations, for by existing law, large money inducements are in the form of taxes offered each community to allow the traffic in its midst. It secondly provides that wherever, notwithstanding such inducements, majority of the voters wish the saloon traffic excluded, it shall be by law pro hibited. One other provision of the bill should be noted: It does not hastily decide the question. It allows tinio and scope for experiment and resulting intelligence. If any com munity vote to exclude saloons, it is for but two years. If, after the experience of that time, a majority of its voters con elude that the saloon is a blessing- its absence a curse they can have the saloon back again. Who asked for this bill? The petitions are signed by men of all parties, but they have not signed them ns partisans. Why do they so ask? They all ask for it, because they believe that for which they ask is right, that it is reasonable, that it is practicable, that it will be effective, and that the best way to reach this evil is through efforta made by all those who wish it removed, with out regard to party. It is too late to dis cuss the question whether or not the sa loon is an eviL The constitution of Ohio recognizes it as a parent of evils. We know that reasonable and effective measures to suppress any evil are right. Is this law reasonable? ' Is it not reasonable to allow a majority to rule? That is the very foundation of our democratic republican government. Some say that there Js a wrong in legalr izingthe coming of the saloon-keeper, with a money consideration in his hand, to influence the thoice of voters, but an other law which this bill does not repeal is responsible for that. . Others may ask, is it fair to allow a county by a majority of the aggregate vote of all its subdivisions to exclude saloons from all its territory, and yet al low a subdivision, by its local majority, to exclude saloons from its limits, when such aggregate vote does not exclude tlffem from the county? A moment's thought will show that it is fair, and reasonable. For as regards niany tilings, especially tne expenses crmed by pnnpTlpin and crime, the county is the political unit. Each tax payer in the county pays his part of the expense, whether his home is where the saloon causes such expense or where its absence obviates it. But there are other units as the na tion is a unit in some political relations, and each state within it a complete unit in other such relations, so each subdivision of a state or a county ift in some regards a unit, and in those re gards is rightfully governed by the will of its own majority. It cannot relieve itself from the burdens or disregard the laws of any greater unit of which it is a part, but in its own relations, it is of right its own ruler. Ought not a community, which abhors saloons, although a part of a saloon cursed county, to be allowed to exclude them from its own limits! if, by bo doing, it asks or has no relief from the general burden, which other parts of the saloon- loving county have entailed upon the wholo county? Especially when by such exclusion it foregoes its share of the money which other parts of the county receive for al lowing them. Will tho law asked for bo effective to lessen tho saloon evil? ; The thousands who ask for it believe that it will, and therefore ask. They will be very much disappointed if not allowed to try the experiment. If experiment shows that it increases or does not lessen the evil, none will more promptly ask its repeal than your petitioners. E. W. Metcalf. TO THE PUBLIC. Dr. J. W. Houghton in the issue of the Enterprise of March 27, makes a state ment concerning myself that requires reply. He Bays "whatever information Messrs. Webster and Wean may have had in the first instance connecting me with the authorship of an article on the waterworks, which they assume to an swer in the lost issue of the Enterprise, they were afterward told, and before their articles were in type, that I had no connection with it." I regret that in justice to myself, I am obliged te state that the accusation above quoted, so far as I am concerned, is ab solutely untrue. When I wrote my article that appeared in the Enterprise of the gOth of March, I was assured that Dr. noughton was the author of the article signed "W." My article was in type and proof corrected before I heard anything to the contrary. My latest information and from the high est authority before the appearance of the Enterprise, was that the article signed "W" was the joint product of Dr. J. W. Houghton and his son, the distinct impression being that Dr. Houghton was the chief and responsible author. To be more explicit, the eilitof pf the Enter prise informed me that Elmer Houghton set up the article in type and that Dr. Houghton brought up to him, from time to time, manuscript for it; that during the preparation of the article for the press a space was left and that when Elmer was asked what was to go into this space, he replied, "father is attending to that;" that when the article was finished, El mer's attention was called to the fact that it had no signature. When he asked "do you require a signature?" and the editor replied "certainly, I under stood that this was to beaslgned article;" that Elmer said, "I will see about it," and went below; that he returned and asked if "W" would do; that the editor, knowing that Dr. Houghton had previous ly used "W" as a signature for contribu tions to the paper, replied that it would be accepted. The editor of the Enterprise also as sures me that before ho issued the paper, containing the articles contributed by Mr. Wean and myself, he called upon Dr. Houghton in his private offico and said, in substance, "Doctor, Elmer now claims that he was the author of the article signed "W." I have assured Messrs. Wean and Webster that you aro the au thor of that article and they have replied with that understanding. Now, what shall I do? You know that you furnished some manuscript for that article. I saw you dictating a portion of it to Elmer here in your office. You know that you and Elmer sometimes work together up on articles of yonrs. I gavo these men the assurance, in good faith, that you wrote the article. What shall I do? There is yet time to fix tho matter satis factorily, and that after a few moments thought, Dr. Houghton said, 'let them go in." The editor of the Enterprise also in forms hie that when Dr.IIoughton offered his reply, which appeared in the Enter prise Of the 27th of March, he went to Dr. Houghton and said in substance, . "Doc tor, this is not fair. You are not treat ing mo courteously. I came to you. be fore, the articles by Messrs. Wean and Webster were prtnted and you said, "let them go in," knowing that I had as sured them that the article to which they were replying, was written by you. Having consented to their articles going in with that understanding, it is not fair to reply In this way," and that Dr. Houghton replied, "J-B, they have hit me so hard I must reply." Dr. Houghton's willingness to assume responsibility when called upon for a de cision, and his rapid flight to cover when confronted by replies, may be justified upon the theory that "he who fights and runs away may live to fight another day," but upon no other ground. Ills sarcastic illusion to my "corner" on cer tain most-excellent qualities, indicates a sensitive irritability that possibly may exemplify the truth of the old adage that "a hit bird flutters." Various paragraphs that have recently appeared in the press of our village, to the effect that I am unreasonable and unfair in statements and ungenerous to oppon ents, are not worthy of reply. I did not inaugurate this personal con troversy. I have neither time nor in clination to continue it. I have been subjected to various attacks upon the street, behind my back-never face to face and to anonymous and virulent slurs in the press in connection with my business firms and personal friends. At last I was assaulted by name in the art icle signed "W," in which my positions are misstated, my conclusions ridiculed and my piotives questioned. I replied, chiefly, because whether important or otherwise I desired to submit my views for the consideration of my fellow citi zens in my own language and over my own signature. The personal illusions were incident to my argumeut, but they would have been witheld had I not been assured that Dr. Houghton was the re sponsible author of the article to which mine was a reply. I would not knowingly wrong any man either in the public press or in private speech, and the intimation that I would do so, or could do so, is a gratuitous in sult. I stand ready to make as ample an apology as is in my power whenever I find that I have treated any man unjustly- I have spoken and written earnestly because I have felt that the importance of the subject demanded it. If any im partial, fair-minded man will say that any languago I have used was not justi fied by the unprovoked attacks upon me, I will most cheerfully make suitable re traction. I desire to say in conclusion that I en tertain no ill feeling, whatever, for the men who have so gratuitously and freely misrepresented me during the recent campaign ; I forgive them fcely. I desire to live at peace with all men, but I must reserve the right to reply to public at tacks from responsible parties when it is necessary to do so to maintain my self respect. I have always contended for what I deemed the highest and best interests of my native town, and do not feel called upon to defend myself more in detail, from unjust attaekSf to the people among whom I have dwelt from boyhood and with whom I expect to have common in terests while I live. E. F. Webster. CONFIRMING THE ABOVE. In the last issue of the Enterprise J. W. Houghton makes tho following state ments: "Whatever information Messrs. ebster and Wean may have had in the first instanco connecting me with the authorship of an article on the water works, which they assumed to answer in the last issue of the Enterprise, they were afterwards told and before their articles were in type, that I had no con nection with it." "I did not suggest the writing of tho article and did not furnish an idoa." "1 had nothing to do with the article." I am surpsia'd that Mr. Houghton should have permitted his zeal, and irrit ability to have so far out run bis dis cretion as to have written or dictated the above statements. I regret, yet am forced to state, that they aro not true. As evidence for their disproval, I call attention to E. F. Webster's article pub lished above, "To The Public." Mr Webster 8 article was read in the pres ence ot Messrs. Smith, Watts and my self, and was approved by Mr. Smith in every particular. It is not necessary for me to go into the details, as they are fully and correctly set forth in the above article. W. R. Wean. THE PARROT KEPT HIS HEAD. Though Badly Shaken by an Explosion He Didn't Forget to Hock Afterward. Marshall P. Wilder is never chary of ;his stories, says a New York exchange. Either they are inexhaustible or he doesn't fear that they will lose their 'edge by private repetition. Here is a late one: "Two Yankee sailors strolled 'into a show in Guatemala, where a prestidigitateur -was entertaining the 'audience. A parrot was perched on the back of the bench where they sat. After every surprising feat one sailor would turn, to the other with the re mark: 'That was pretty goodl I won der, what will come next?' That was repeated till it made the. parrot tired. Presently one of them threw down a burning match with which he had lighted his pipe. : It fell . through a crack. In the floor and into a powder magazine. .. Bifft went the whole build ing, people and . all,, and notliing was left but a hole in the ground and the parrot,' which, was uninjured though badly . shaken ; up. . Tho bird pulled itself .. together, straightened, .out its feathers, flapped its way to a heap of ruins and croaked: 'That was pretty good) I wonder wVat will come next?'" Burled Illm Deep. The beadle in a rural district in Perthshire had become too feeble to perform his duties as minister's man and grave digger, and had to get an assistant. The two did not agree well, but after a few months Sandy, the beadle, died, and Tammas bad to perform the last service for his late partner. The minister strolled up to Tammas while he was giving the fin ishing touches to the grave, and casu ally remarked: "Dave you put Sandy weel down, Tammas?" "I her that, sir," said Tammas, yery decidedly. "Sandy may get up, but hell be among the hindmost." for Infants " Ca.torla Is so well adapted to children that I recommend It as superior to any prescription known to me." H. k. Arches, M. D.t " 111 So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. Y. "The use of 'Castoria Is to universal and Us merits so well known that It seems a work ot supererogation to endorse it. Few are the Intelligent families who do not keep Castoria within easy reach." Carlos IIjuittn, D. D., New York City. The Centaur no b3ipGls! Having made an early purchase of Carpets for the spring trade, we are now prepared to show a full line of all the best makes at the lowest price, to be obtained anywhere. Our W is also complete. We are showing handsome designs of new spring styles. Something entirely new and. novel. Laundon, Windecker & Co IMPLEMENTS. There have been great im provements in farm machin ery in the last ten years. The perfecting of the great labor saving devices has been al most as wonderful an exhi bition of human skill and in genuity as the original inven tions, and while agricultural machinery U better made, lighter, stronger, easier to operate, and better in every way than ever before, prices this year are lower than ever. You may have decided not to buy anything in the way of implements this year, but in any case j ou are cordially in vited to call and look over our stock. Up-to-date farm machinery is worth .looking at. . .' W. and Children. Castoria cures Colic, Constipation, ' Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation, Kills Worms, gives sleep, and promotes in gestion, Without injurious medication. "For several years I hare reoommendri) your ' Castoria,'' and shaU always continue : do so as It has Invariably produced beneAe... results." .. ' Edwih F. Pardee, M. D., . , 125th Street and 7th Ave., New York G'V. Company, 77 Murray Street, New York Cm Qoeciss all Paper Stock FERTILIZERS. It pays to use a good com mercial fertilizer. There is no longer any need .of argu ment to -support this proposi tion. It only remains for the iarmer to decide what kind, pays best. The only way to buy fertilizer with the . cer tainty that you are getting the worth of your money is to consider carefully the re lation ofprice to the guaran teed analysis and, by the way, the report of the State' Board of Agriculture on the actual value of .the goods of the va rious manufacturers may help you to decide upon what you . need. We have a copy at the Implement Depot. Call and look it over. H.'Klrfc,