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THE WELLINGTON MTERPltlBE. WEDNESDAY JAHtfAtt I 1899.
THE ENTERPRISE PUBLISHED ETKRT WEDNESDAY. THE FRENCH PRINTING COMPANY O. L. COUCH, RECEIVER. SUBSCRIPTION. On Year ... tz Monthi . .L00 ...60 COMMUNICATIONS. The name ot the writer must aooompany all letters for publication or requests i for Information in order to secure attention. Unsigned articles to into the waste basket. The name la not required for publication oeoeesarlly. but for the. information of the editor. . WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1899. EDITORIALS. Though a little late, we wish all a Happy and Prosperous New Year, and hope that the many sick ones may spead- lly recover. For the first time in the history of this country, we are loaning money abroad, This speaks well for the administration of President McKinley, and the prosper ityofour people. With this issue, the fcnterprise starts In the thirty-third year of existence. During those years It has changed hands several times, but it has always been the game enterprising paper, and a short sketch of its career in the newspaper world may not prove uninteresting to its readers. In October. 18(57. Mr. James M. Guthrie, of Delaware, 0., came to this place and succeeded In securing from the business men a loan ot some $600 to be paid back in advertising Mr. Guthrie then moved a part of his newspaper plant from Delaware to Wellington, and began the work of es tablishing the first newspaper here. But lack ot capital compelled Mr. Guthrie to sell out to Mr. J. C. Artz, who at the time was foreman of the paper, and who afterwards owned and published the paper until he received an appoint ment in the railway mail service in 1877, Messrs Smith and Dr. J. W. Houghton bought out Mr. Artz, who published the paper under the firm name of Smith and Houghton. In the following year, Mr. Smith sold his Interest to Dr. J. W. Houghton, who published the paper un til 1886, who then sold to Mr. J. B. Smith ' tt'rnwiciirDrTJn January, l89otne French Printing Co. bought out Mr. J. B. Smith and incorporated It with the Courier and a commercial outfit, for merly owned by E. L. French. In this consolidation, a large quantity ot new and modern type and fixtures were added with a new engine, power wire stitcher, perforator, paper cutters, etc., so at this time the Enterprise plant is one of the most thoroughly equipped of any country newspaper in the state, and is well pre pared to do job and catalogue work in a workman-like manner. It is no easy matter to make a success of a country newspaper, either financially or other wise. It requires constant effort which the public fail to appreciate. A news paper in a town Is entirely different from a regular business, it is a thing In which all are interested, and without which nearly all would be lost, espec ially when they desire to use it as a medi um through which to let their wants be known, give special notices, make import ant announcements, etc. We feel that the Enterprise is entitled to and deserving of your support in all its departments, subscription, advertising and job work. Come and subscribe for the Enterprise, your home paper, the only one that has ever weathered the storm of competition, the only one that has the circulation in which you can afford to advertise in. Come and get clubbing rates with any magazine or paper in the country. Come and help make it a success in the future as In the past, only more so. About the Coming Entertainment. Of the Three Bostonians, Mr. H us ted of Korwalk, writes: The Three Boston!- andjgave two of thel finest entertain ments ever given in Norwalk Harry M. Davis of Elyria, writes: The Throe Bostonians gave us a most enjoy able entertainment a year ago. Each member is an artist in the true sense of the word, and we are looking forward to their appearence in Elyria again with great deal of pleasure. James Currier of Shelby, writes: Each one of the Three Bostonians is an enter talnmentin themselves and those who fail to hear them will miss a great treat. Hon. C. D. Wightman says of the Three Bostonians; They have been here twice and our people are well pleased with them. You can safely recommend ''them. G. M. Sklles of Shelby,, writes: I can hardly say too much in praise of the Uirue bostonians. They gave a splendid iiifcirttnrnnnt ana one in which our I"" 'le were delighted. BISMARCK, THE MAN AND THE STATESMAN. There Is no better or more convincing proof of the value ot "Bismarck's Auto biography," published by Harper & Brothers, than the fact that over three hundred thousand copies were sold In Germany within ten days after publi cation, and the appearance of these remarkable memoirs Is an event that concerns not only Germany; It Is one of vast Importance to the world at large. It gives us, of course, almost a complete history of Europe during the last three quarters of a century, but more than that it gives us a clear insight into the pri vate and public life of the man who, perhaps more than any other, made this history. The sympathy of the world was with Bismarck when, a few years ago, he was forced to resign the chancellorship and retire to his country place at Friedrlchs ruh with nothing before him but the cheerless prospect of an idle and inactive old age. He had always been in the thick of events, and it goes without say ing that the day of his retirement was the bitterest day of his long life. But as we now see it, that day was a most auspicious one for the world. For had the Iron Chancellor remained In public life, It is probable that his monumental autobiography would never have been written, and we would never have known the great diplomat as he really was. The idea of an autobiography was first suggested to Bismarck in 1889, but as he was still in active public service at that time, it was impossible for him to attempt such a task. But after he had surrendered the reins of government and had retired to his peaceful retreat at Frleirichsruh, the thought became more and more pleasing to him. tj CovfafJ ef Harper k Brothan He was a man after Kipling's own heart. He liked to do things, and with his life behind him and the monotony of idleness before, it was with relief that he turned to the doing of his last great work, the fit telling of the story of his life. Like Napoleon on St. Helena, with'the memory q( tils pasj greatness," living over again Jena, Wagram, Waterloo, and Austerlitz, one may imagine Bismarck watching from afar the political arena and long ing to be again at the helm, setting his course for the nation. And in telling this his own story, Bismarck is once again in the old-time fighting days, and while In the old library at Friedrichsruh he dictated this wonderful biography to Lothar Bucher, the fire and vivid pic turesqueness of his words prove beyond doubt that the old statesman, in spirit at least, was living again in the days when he had at least realized his ambition, when France was crushed and Germany united. In short, we may say that it is the most important contribution to autobio graphical literature during the last cen tury, and that Bismarck as a biographer will rank with Boswell. The prepara tion of the book was the pleasure of Bismarck's declining years, and he put alibis immense energy into the task, The result of his labors speaks for itself, and the German people have shown already that the book is a most notable one and of Immense value as a true and complete record of the life and work of their national hero. In all literature the work has not its fellow unless one goes to the Latin classics and finds in Caesar's Gallic war the same chance to be at a great leader's side and in his confidence while tracing the course of important events. The ma38iveness of Bismarck's thought has its full effect. The sentences march like an army, coming to a point with cer tainty, but from many sides at once, The reader is conscious of Immediate contact with an epoch-making person ality, and to know truly how the German Empire was created, we must study our Bismarck all over again. We must know Bismarck's life as he reveals it. The book is an adequate expression of great themes, deliberate, full, and judi cial in style. It is a book of confessions, conscious and unconscious. There is nothing like it in literature. We have all, when bewildered In the state prob lems of their times, wished for the pri vate note-book of Caesar or of Richelieu. But the greatest men are usually too re served tor the curious Interest ot poster ity. Bismarck, however, gives us an unreserved insight both into his private and political life, and his style and toue reflect the greatness of an impersonal tribunal. The London Times says: "In his 'Reflections and Reminiscences' Prince Bismarck presents himself in the more familar garb of polite society, with the polished manner of a man of the world, keeping his tongue under control, a great and commanding figure, self centred and selt-restraiued, a courtier and a statesman, nlling not unworthily with his irleantio personality the world stage on wnicn ne moved." DEATH LIST FOR 1898. Sylvester Bowers, Jan. 2, 92 yrs. Joseph Hamilton, 8, 42 Fred Peckenbush, 27. 50 Mrs. James Lewis, Feb. 1, 71 Mrs. John Greetham, 10, 78 Bruce Baird, 24, 45 Mrs. Martaln Brahney, 25, 41 , Wm. Bennett, . March 1, 71 Ira Carpenter, 7, 89 Mrs. E. Morgan, 12, 68 Mrs. Emeline Briggs, 12, 74 Mrs. Ameuda Allis, 27, 62 Cathrlne Roche, April 15, 79 , Laura Gosling, . 18, 2 mo. Pelmillia Gosling 20, 6 yrs. Mrs. Maria West, 21, 89 Asa Damon, May 1, 80 Mrs. Louisa Goodwin, 10, 67 E. M. Linder, 24, 62 J. H. Wooley, June 15, 72 ; Philander Nickles, 17, 71 Anna Bradley, 1 July 7, 5 , Perry Sprague, 15, 69 Miss Halkins, Aug. 4, 23 Ray Brandt, 16, 2 W. W. Goodrich, Sept. 4, 40 Mrs. Wm. Cave, 13, 76 H. B. Maynard, 28, 64 Mrs. I. L. Comstock, Oct 2, 54 Allice Billings, 19, . Mrs. Ruel Lang, 22, 93 ' Mrs. Imogene Pears, - 22, 54 A. A. Whitbeck, Nov. 30, 65 Mrs. Eliza Euapp, Dec. 7, 86 AMONG OUR SICK. Many Wellington people are stricken with la grippe and other diseases. Doctors and druggists are doing a splendid business at present. One druggist says: "To nearly every one who comes into my store I sell some quinine." Below is a list of the Wellington people now on the sick list: Peter Martin, of Cleveland, who is visiting at the home of M. Hussey, W. B. Vischer, G. G. Pierce, Eva Couch, Mrs. H. M. Pierce, Mrs. R. H. Einnison, Mrs. W. G. Watts, H. B. Hamlin, Mrs. L. H. Wadsworth, Mrs. R. C. Bennet, Mrs. Wm. Hilderbrand, W. A. Scovil and wife, John Dagnan, E. W. Adams, Miss Cunningham, Edward West, W. P. Boice, who has been confined to his home for some time is able to be out doors, Thomas Serage, Dr. and Mrs, J. W. Houghton, Hiram Howk, Ed Chandler, James Cleghorn, Mrs. L. H. Dibble, C. McDermott, J. T. Haskell, Mrs. G. D. Foote, Miss Orrie Foote, R. N. Goodwin, Chas. Phelps, Geo. Stewart, Rev. R. L. Waggoner, E. Lemmel, Mrs. C. M. D. Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. Captain Fox, who are visiting at Mrs. Perkins, Mae Clark, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. French, A. E. French, Mrs. Church, Mrs. T. R. Herrick, Mrs. Wm. Cushion, Jr., who bad the misfortune to break an arm. i The North Amherst Line. ; 1 North Amherst people are much In terested in the electric line from San dusky to the plant, but a number of the farmers are refusing the right of way through their farms unless they know just where the line goes. They would be much more willing to grant the right along the highway than through their farms. It is supposed the line will pass the Elmwood cemetery and strike the L. & E. near the Boise place, coming in on Wickens avenue. Lorain Times. Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the Lorain County Horticultural Society will be held in the court house, Elyria, on Sat urday, Jan, 7. The program will be an interesting one. Peach leaf curl, plum rot and their remedies will be discussed by Prof. W. J. Green of the Ohio Exper iment Station and other seasonable sub jects. The meeting will convene at 10:30 a. m. For a Harbor Appropriation. Preparations are being made for the Lo rain committee going to Washington In the interest of the river and harbor ap propriation. The congressional com mittee will give the committee a hearing on January 5, 1899. Following are those who are expected to go: General manager W. R. Woodford and attorney J. M. Lessick, of the C. L. & W, E. G. Johnson and Parks Foster, of Elyria; J. W. Steele and A. G. Cum- mings, of Oberlin; F. A. Smythe, J. B. HogeandE. M. Pierce of Lorain. It is expected that G. W. Wright will join the committee at Pittsburg. A repre sentative ot the Federal Steel Co., from Chicago or New York will meet the com mittee in Washington. :, Married. At the home of T. Marcey, December 30, 1898, Fred R. Shultz and Mhs Bertha M. McFadden. Mr. and Mrs. Shultz will soon leave for Collins, 0., where they will engage in the hotel business. ) Parties in Abundance. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Furze celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary galore. On Christmas eve .they gave a reception to their relatives. Upon retir ing they found hidden under their pil lows, silver knives and forks. , On Monday, December 26, their many friends, from Wellington, Penfleld and surrounding towns gave them a complete surprise, rushing in upon them from all entrances to the house, after enjoy ing a very pleasant time they presented Mr. and Mrs. Furze with a very beauti ful cake DasKet. Wanted. A boy or girl to strip tobacco. 2t A. P. Diuock. IMPORTANT, Announcement Extraord E. E. Goodrich introduces the cash system in . Wellington. It is not from choice altogether, but partly of necessity that we take this stop. in volume, of its kind in the county, has outgrown our present facilities, or time irrearing for it, in all its branches, and a little pruning seems necessary, after looking the matter over carefully, for about a year, we Had that our book accounts are the most expensive to us, the care of them, together with collections, occupying nearly the time of one man. We have therefore concluded to sacrifice it, begining at once. ' There has been many with it, and we can truly say that it has not been without a strugle. We have enjoyed the patronage of the greater portion of this department. We have had implicite confidence in the people and find that it has not been misplaced. We are not going to say good-bye to them, on the contrary, we will be able and shall offer inducements sufficient to show them that it will be to thsir interest to continue trading with us. We know that a busi ness is not strictly cash where we trust one and refuse another and we want to be candid, treating all alike. We realize also that to merit and hold our trade on a cash plan, we must have uniform and lowest prices, this we are prepared for and you will find upon ex amination all that could be desired in this respect Hoping to see you soon, when we will be able to prove our sincerity, we are ": Most truly yours, E. E. GOODRICH. A complete Stock of Builders' Hardware, White Lead, Mixed & Dry Paints, Oils, Glass, Putty, Etc., at RANSOM & WILBUR'S. PICTURE frames made to order from choice mouldings, which we carry in stock. Many new styles just received, to be sold at prices so low they will sur prise you. We also keep a var led stock of mat boards, both white and colored, and cut mats to your order. He sure to give us a call when in 1-UIIMK i of I nHIHLJ Phelps Bros. & Co. HEART FAILURE has often been styled the cause of death in persons who have long lingered in disease. The amazing work which the heart regularly performs would certainly pre-suppose its breaking down. The most active climber can raise himself 1000 feet in sn hour, the best loco motive 4uuu teet and tne Heart 20.000 feet. To preserve its energies in full glow and force, faDst malt txtract, ice "Best" ionic, will set as an effective snd practical fuel. No steam with out fire. No energy with out food. No staying pow' er without i er without rich supplies of blood. heart is the great engine of the body. Keep it going, steaauy, essuy, persist ntly, unto a ripe old sge. Pollsdslphl,rs. I km ud your Mill Extract whsre t " Bast" Tonic seemed to be Indicated, and th. reaulti have R roved quit, satlafactory. Where a malt preparation i required, 1 ehall sot be.lt ) to auut as "urpraparatlo THOS. 8HRINER, M. D. At all drug stores. John Williams, R. C. Whitbeck, L. B. Husted and Wm. L. Fiesinger, of Cleve land, W. Husted, of Norwalk, and R. B. Buswjell, of Toledo, attended the P. D. M. W. banquet at hotel DeFoote, Saturday, December 31, 1898. The following ladies received New Years calls at the home of Mrs. H. M. Lashley on South street: Mrs. 0. B. Warner, Mrs. A. R. Palmer, Mrs. F. B. Greeg, and Mrs. E. L. Roser and the Misses Mary Herrick, Lenora Laundon, Mary Chapman, Sadie and Male Palmer, Lillian Viecher and Nina Benedict mm A The inary. features of our credit business that make us loth to prrt QO A. Q. & G. FOR BARGAINS IN FURNITURE To the Public We are authorized to guarantee every bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and if not satisfied to refund the money to the purchaser. There is no better medicine made for la grippe, colds and whooping cough. Price, 25 and 60c per bottle. Try it. W. F. Near. AUCTIONEER. G. W. HINES, of Pittsfield, will attend to all sales promptly. Reasonable terms. , Bates can be made at the Enterprise office. LaOrlppe Successfully Treated. "I have just recovered from the second attack of la grippe this year," says Mr. Jaa. A. Jones, publisher of the Leader, Mexia, Texas. "In the later case I used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and I think with considerable success, only be ing In bed a little over two days against ten days for the former attack. The sec ond attack I am satisfied would have been equally as bad as the Brat bnt for the use of this remedy as I had to go to bed in about six hours after being 'struck' with it, while in the first case I was able to attend to business about two days before getting 'down.'" For sale by W. F. Near. Legal Notice. George R. Miller, residence unknown will take notice, that on the 6th flay ot December. A. D., 1898, Annie J. Miller died her petition In the court of oommnn pleat, ot Lorain coun ty. Ohio, being oaae No. 6676, praying for di vorce from George R. Miller and custody ot minor child and equitable relief.: 8be chart ed the aald George. K. Miller of being will fully abaent from her, and for groat neglect of duty toward her, for the three years laat past and for non-eupDort, and that the said cause will be tor hearing at the court house In Elyrlaln six weeks after the publication ot this notice, Ammin J. Millie, Plaintiff. J. T. Haskell, Her attorney. Dated this 6 day of Deoember, A. D 1898. Wanted. Two or three horses or cattle, to keep by the week. Also for sale, horses, hay na oaie straw. uoxuo. S3 Our business, now the largest TO L. COUCH E. L. BENEDICT Suoeeuor to C. K.ScTLirr. WMA! troll ST Akin DBTTAII Hard nnrl Mf final S S M M MUM VUII w V U S Coke and Wood Draying and Moving of house -hold gooas or pianos ana teaming ot all kinds oromntlv attended to. ' Price and quality guaranteed on all WM VtUOaO Bailed Hay and Straw sold and deliv- ered Offloa Phone 48.. Offloa Wast Main Street Retldenoa Phone 88. E. L. BENEDICT 4t T PAV IP YOU'RB PLBASTJ DAYS HkK AFTER SHIPMENTilP NOT, RETURN. tjJCJ NO MONEY WANTED IN ADVANCE. Wts every Quaker 23 Kttohen Cabinet w mn, xrve, m copy of 'The By ery. Day Cook Book," containing tit pagea of the moat practical re el pea ever com piled, eubatanttaJrjr bonnd In doth. The top of cabinet la n tncbiis by :ns or 41 height, W lncnai incbesi has two metal-bottom bins, one holding hi )t. the other partitioned for eora-neal, graham, atunr, ate one large drawer) one bread board, which aiuica Into frame. Price, complete, only (3, on board eara In Clil eaco. with the cook book free. Pay In W dare If yon Snd the Cabinet the moat sterol, labor-aaniig pleca of kitchen furniture yon ever aaw i If mat entirely plvued. return at oar eipenM, Ho depoutt, no guaranty re quired from any reliable peraoa. in, in oraertiiar be aure to aay yon're a reader of this paper thla la Terr Import ant and that yon accept our Kitchen Cabinet Ofi.-r ho. B Order to-day : or. ae (Dim TUUT m. CO., U 1. Itrrim It. Ckir. P. 8 Genuine Quaker Valley furniture la never auid through retailers alwaya from factory to Brealda at wboleaale prices. Don' t accept a worUiieat buiuoiou. i t rukes KKchea ij f WarkBasjr. Q NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT- f state of Abel A. Wltbeck, deoesaed. be undersigned has been appointed and iualined as administrator of tlie estate of bel A. Wltbeck. lato of Vreliiunu, county, deteftw. Dated this 16th da ot Bcccsrr-.r. i. P.,r :. '.i.i'H!.