THE WELLINGTON ENTERPRISE.
PUBLISHED ITBRT WIBKKSDAI,
TBI. f BENCH FBINTINO COMPANY.
G. I COUCH, BECIITIB.
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tion or requeue for information In order to secure attention. The
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ation of the editor Unsigned articles go Into the waste basket.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1899.
State of Ohio,
Lorain County, S. S.
(Before me, a Notary Pub
lic in and for the county afore
said, came E.L. French, of Well
ington, Ohio, manager of the
newspaper known as The Well
ington Enterprise, and first being
duly sworn deposes as follows:
"The circulation of the
Enterprise for the year iSg8 was
63,274, making the average week
ly circulatiou for i8g8, 1217 cop
ies. Nearly cue-half of these
circulate in the village of Well
ington; 00 copies go to sur
E. L. French.
Sworn to and Subscribed
in my presence this gth day of
May, J.., i8gg.-
Seal JJotary Public.
know of no good reason why a preacher should not
be permitted to speak his sentiments occasionally
along political lines. He averages well with other
people in general intelligence. He perhaps keep
up to the general average of people in his knowl
edge of state and governmental affairs. He certain
ly is supposed to average well in morality and the
display of the more exhalted traits of Christian
character. Then why should he be debarred from
the political arena on account of his relationship to
the church? Now we frankly acknowledge that
the political views which we individually entertain
we consider to be the legitimate outgrowth of our
religion, and where we cannot go with our politics
we will not go with our religion. Republican doc
trine is a branch of the great vine of Christian eth
ics and while we recognize the justice of the, clerical
remark of Sunday evening, we would enlarge the
scope of it and say that the republican party has
reason to glory in its record ever since 1861. . This
record has been rehearsed so often in past years
that we will not take the space to do it here. It is
well known, and none know it better than the cler
gy of the land. If they know it, let them speak.
To all unfortunate persons who happen to be outside
of both church and party, we recommend the ad
vice once given by ex-governor Foster: "If you
desire to be supremely happy, get religion and join
the republican party."
Queen Victoria is eighty years old to-day.
There was a real bull fight in Chicago last
Sunday. Let's see. What was that aggregation
called which met there in 1896 and unearthed a
"cross of gold?"
Bryan resigned his commission but the regi
ment once under his command went on to victory
and glory under another leader. 16 to 1 he's glad
he didn't go with the regiment.
One of the signs of the times which gives
"promise of good is the conference now in session at
the Hague. If all the powers represented there
mutually agree to disarm, then the plow manufact
urers ought to cut prices on their output on account
of the over-abundance of material. See Micah 4. 3.
ThE Trusts have commenced to overreach
themselves. They have the price so high on some
classes of steel rails that an elevated railroad in
Boston placed an order in England for what they
wanted, receiving them here duty paid at a much
reduced rate from the home schedule. Let this
continue and the trusts will gradually collapse.
The Porto Ricans are becoming Americanized
very rapidly. English is being taught in the
schools, and Yankee methods of business astonish
the natives. General Henry furnished a water sup
ply for one of their cities in a few weeks which the
Spaniards had tried in vain to do for several years.
The "effete" East is nowhere compared with the
'wild and wooly" West.
The Filipinos have now been four times re
fused armistice pending the meeting of their con
gress. It is "vassalage or death" with the imperi
al program. Columbus, O., Press Post.
We clip the above from an average sheet of the
unwashed democracy. It is the smallest sample we
could find with which to afflict our readers. We
call especial attention to the words in quotations,
"vassalage or death". We would like to ask the
P. P. editor if, when his mother used to lay him
prone upon her lap and proceeded to use upon his
anatomy her well worn slipper, did he, after a few
motherly slaps, ask her to suspend proceedings un
til he could call his congress together and see if he
would be a better boy? And suppose he had?
Would it have been a mark of good generalship in
her to have stopped until he had given her his un
conditional promise to be good? Once before in
the history of our country did its enemies seek to
parley, and on asking for best terms, Gen. Grant
replied: "Unconditional surrender. I propose to
move immediately upon your works." That was
good policy then and it is good policy today. Let
Filipinos surrender unconditionally first, then the
terms can be arranged afterwards.
The Republican Party has a right to glory
in her achievements of the past few years. This
was the substance of a remark by one of our
village pastors at a public meeting last Sunday
evening. We wish to acknowledge our apprecia
tion of such a sentiment from such a source. If
the clergy felt at liberty to season their discourses
with an admixture of politics more than they do
they would doubtless increase the size of their aud
iences and enhance the value of their pulpit work.
We know that many people are very sensitive along
these lines, and are horrified if the preacher even
distantly alludes to politics in his sermons, and all
the more if it is a Sunday sermon. , The same man
will sit on a dry-goods box a half a day and dibate
with some political shyster and not feel ' degraded
or scandalized in the least by the contact. We
WHY WE GOT IT.
The Emtok of the Observer has at last re
lieved himself of the bile that has been accumulat
ing on his stomach since he began to publish his
little handbill with a sample copy circulation.
He finds fault because The Enterprise was
awarded the contract for the public printing at fif
teen cents more a square than the Observer's bid.
Well, why should it not be given to The Enter
prise? The statutes of Ohio require that ordi
nances, etc. should be published in a newspaper of
general circulation in the village, and not in a free
circular. The statutes also provide that they
may charge one dollar per square for such matter,
and The Enterprise is doing it for fifty cents,
one-half of the legal rate. Considering that The
Enterprise has a bona-fide weekly circulation of
over 1200 copies, it is proportionately cheaper than
the other bid.
Undoubtedly the council took into considera
tion the fair treatment they had received from The
Enterprise during the time it was the only paper
published in town, and could have charged the full
rate, and the council would have been obliged to
pay it. We took no advantage of the situation,
but continued to do the village printing at much
less than the legal rate, and have never asked or
received the legal rate. The council was perfectly
satisfied with the price they were paying for the
printing, and that it was as low as could be afforded in
a newspaper where space was worth anything, and
the Observer man asked the privilege of bidding
for it, instead of the council inviting bids. In
awarding us the contract the council did only what
any private citizen would have done with his own
business put it where the whole public could read
it, and not to the exclusion of the majority.
It required no McKission machine tactics, as
charged by the squirt-gun writer, it was simply
an open business-like transaction, by a unanimous
voice and vote of the council without the least dic
tation, and will meet with the approval of every
sensible, thinking citizen.
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A journalistic wonder. An
artistic triumph. A literary
feast. Magazine supple
ment, containing a week's
Is Her Name a! New Launch A
Wellington Mao, Owner Now Building
at St, Jouph, Jtleh.
Mr. H. B. Hamlin, of Wellington, 0.,
it Mopping at Hotel Whitoomb attend
ing the finishing up and trial of the
launch "Keewaydin" built for him by
the Truscott Mfg. Co., and which will
be ready for a trial tomorrow.
The "Keewaydin" name of the north
west wind, from Hiawatha, when com
pleted will be one of the finest launches
afloat. She is thirty-three feet long,
her timbers and - frames of best select
ed whito oak, planked with red cy
press. Cabin and decks of quartered
oak. Interior of cabin of solid mahog
any finished to a high polish. Deck
rails and all trimmings of brass, n'okle
plated. Steering-wheel and controll
ing levers in forward end of cabin.
Curtained with silk and carpeted with
axminstei.. Hat elegant pneumatic
mattresses and cushions made to order
In aft end of cabin is a book-rack, on
port side a door opening into a clothes
press, aft of which is a closet fitted
with Sand's W, C. and patent folding
lavatory with mirror. On starboard
side a cook's galley with dishracks,
shelves, drawers, ice-chest, stand and
stove. A door opens from this into
engine compartment, containing a
Truscott tandam or double cylinder
marine motor and dynamo. The
launch will have electric signals and
lights. Has suit water fillings through
out, and is put together entirely with
brass and copper fastenings, not a nail
being used in her construction.
The "Keewaydin" will fly the San
dusky, O., Yacht Club colors and go to
the races at Put-in-Bay, Erie, Pa and
International races at Toronto, Cana
da. Later in the season a leisurely
cruise will be taken to Florida waters
for the winter.
The Truscott Co. employ 240 skilled
boat-builders and now have in their
warerooms eighty-seven launches and
boats about completed and the majori
ty of which will go to their destination
within ten days. Captain Young, of
Ashland, Wis., is now here with his en
gineer to take his thirty-foot launch
"Mollis" to Ashland, making a trip of
1000 miles. One launch about com
pleted goes to Boston, one to Cuba and
one to PuertoJRico. St. Joseph, Mich.
A pleasant event took place at the
home of Mr. E. C. JefTeries, on Bennett
street, May 17, it being the fiftieth an
niversary of Mrs. JefTeries' birthday.
About twenty-five relatives and friends
were present. Dinner was served and
a very enjoyable time was had.
Among the presents received by Mrs.
JefTeries were many useful ones. We
mention especially a beautiful hat
rack, a present from husband, son and
daughter j i set if solid silver teaspoons
and a dozen silver knives and forks,
from her father, mother, brothers and
sisters ; a silver nut crack and picks and
silver spoon were from a nephew and
A good time was had, and all went
away wishing the hostess many happy
returns of the day.
Last Monday Goodsell't delivery
horse demurred to the manner in
which he was connected with the wag
on, the harness bringing him Into too
close juxtaposition to the wagon, A
friction ensuing, he began to run and
Anally wound up by kicking part of the
dashboard over into the next township,
and greatly frightening the driver, who
managed to haul him up at the store.
An inventory of the damages revealed
a few scratches on the horses hind legs
and feet, and thit with the above in
juries to the dashboard was all there
was of it.
To the Ladles of 'this City
It it proposed with the encourage
ment and co-operation of the citizens,
to establish a school here, in teaching
the art and science of fine dressmaking.
Thit it a matter which at once demands
the attention of any woman, as all are
interested in dresses. It Is certainly
a very desirable attainment for a lady
to be able to properly superintend or
to do her own dressmaking, particular
ly as that art is now considered an ac
complishment and a necessary adjunct
to a lnd'ys finished education. The
great difficulty in the past hat been to
acquire that knowledge in a satisfact
ory manner, but in this school that
perplexing question will be fully
The school will be of the nature of
any institution of learning. The
course of instruction covert every
branch of dress-making, taking meas
ures, cutting, basting, fitting, match
ing, pressing, fine finishing.
Attention is given to the selection of
style and the study of art in dress.
Also to all other points that can pot'
sibly come up.
A new plan of cutting is used, the
Diamond Garment Cutter which prac
tically revolutionizes dress making.
It is without question the simplest,
most. perfect, and most practical plan
of cutting ever invented, being noth
ing on the line of the common chart,
confined to the cutting of plain waist,
but cuts with ease and accuracy, any
kind of a garment worn, together with
all fancy trimmings, new style sleeves,
While it takes months to learn a sys
tern, the Diamond Garment Cutter
can be thoroughly learned in the
spare time of a few weeks.
The idea of a thoroughly equipped
school, in charge of trained lady teach
ers where the art of costume making
may be studied in a scientific manner
will appeal to any thinking person as
being a good one. In the cities of
Springfield, Bucyrus, Galion, Shelby,
and hundreds of other towns in neigh
boring states, large schools have been
taught, where all pupils are enthuias-
tic and the general verdict is that it
is the finest and most beneficial insti
tution ever introduced in the city.
It is impossible to give adequate ex
planation of such a work on paper, but
the managers will be pleased to meet
the ladies in their own homes at any
time, to lay the plan before them.
Ladies interested will please drop us
a line, giving name and address, where
a representative will call at once.
DIAMOND GARMENT CUTTER COMPANY,
nrn An nup 1 at r a mi
PHOTO BUTTONS FREE.
Two Can Paaand Ovar Him.
But did not touch him, and he lives
to tell the tale. A boy seven years old,
son of Frank Freeman of WeBt Main
street, was knocked down by two
freightcars, which were being switched
across the public highway Monday af
ternoon, at the Big Four depot. Fall
ing between the rails, a brakeman told
him to lie still, which he did until the
cars had passed over him, when he was
removed without injury.
Wellington Tent No. 105, K. 0. T. M
will celebrate the eighteenth anniver
sary of the order Saturday evening
June 10. Attorney A. B. Webber, of
Elyria, will deliver the address on this
Th 1 8 is to be free public meeting
and everyone it invited to attend, es
pec i ally the Sir Knights and their
friends from neighboring tents.
Praiae for Col. Metcalf.
Oapt. F. E. Buchan, formerly of
Ashland, O., but late of the Twentieth
Kansas regiment, has returned to the
U. S. and givea the Kansas City Star
the following: "Wilder 8. Metcalf hat
ttepped into Funston's place as colonel
with a brilliant record for military
skill. I can-not say anything too
good of Metcalf. He is loved by every
man in the Kansas regiment. He and
Funston were hand to hand in the
fighting all the way through. When
Funston said 'go ahead' it was Metcalf
that steadied the men and took them
through. He was the power behind
Trlba of Ran Hnr.
There will be a meeting of Melchoir
Court, at their hall on next Monday
evening. Important business.
THE DERRICK FELL
At the Foundry IU Falling; Load Struck
a Man Hit on the Head Then Acrou
the Back A Serloni Injury.
BROWNIE ART COMPANY,
Chaplain Pepper's Lecture.
! On Monday evening, May 29, the
doors of the opera house will be open
at 7 o'clock, and the lecture will com
mence at 9 o'clock.
As Louie Daniess, an employee at
the Wellington Machine Co.'s works
was assisting to load a brick machine
on to a car the derrick they were ub
ing broke and the brick machine fell,
striking the young man first on the
head and then on the back, inflicting
quite serious injuries. Two severe
gashes were cut in his head and the
strike across his back loosened at leant
one rib, if not more. Dr. Holliday
was called and dressed the wounds,
and It remains to be seen how serious
the injuries may be. The patient is at
Mrs. I. N. Linder't, his boarding place,
and doubtless will have good care.
The accident occurred this p. m.
Waa It an Attempt T
Clark French of Brighton, who has
been working in 0. B. Lindsley's
carriage factory was very hard to
awaken this morning. He was sleep
ing at his boarding place, Frank Free
man's, and when called made no re
sponse. The family made desperate
efforts to awaken him, but to no pur
pose and Anally Dr. Gregg was called,
and he not being at liberty just at that
time was called again in an hour or so,
A partly empty bottle of chloroform in
the room, and a scrap of writing ad'
dressed to hit mother both tended to
confirm the suicide theory. The phy
sician found him in better condition
than was expected from the surround
ings, and at we go to press the proba
bilities are good for his recovery.
Death of Mrs. Krelger.
Our community was shocked last
week by the arrival over the W. & L
E. Ry., of the remains of Mrt. Mina
Kreiger, of Toledo, a former resident
of this place. Mrs. Kreiger is the
daughter of Mrs. P. A. Emerson of this
place, and was well known by our peo
ple. She had been enjoying good
health until about a week prior to her
death, when she waa attacked with
tome malady strange to her, and
physician was called who assured her
it was nothing Berious. However 1
second attack proved fatal, the physi
cian pronouncing it apolexy.
The remains arrived here Thursday
The interment services took place on
Friday from the home of her mother,
on Barker street. The deceased leaves
a husband and daughter to mourn her
lots, both of whom accompanied her
remains to their final resting place.
House and lot in good location on
Barken treeU Enquire of E. C
Cushion at First hatlonal Bank.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank the members of
the fire department and other friends
and neighbors for their excellent work
in saving our home from burning last
Wednesday. Mrs. P. Nichols
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Keaa me Description
Then come and see a sample of the famous
Pineo & Daniel'sA grade wheels(Are you familarwith
this make of wheel?). Best selected gear stock. No.
1 Black-hickory thills, (extra long fine leathered)
Richard's long distance axle. Open head, rubber
cushioned springs. Anti-rattler fifth wheel. Rubber
padded steps. Safety anti-rattler, quick shift thill
couplings. Hand made body and seat. No. 1 hand
buffed, leather quarter top. 18 or., wool dyed cloth
cushion and back. These buggies have not the slight
est appearance of cheapness, in fact they look at
they ure, made by mechanics instead of boys.
THE BEST CULTIVATOR ON EARTH.
The best of all grain drills-THE EMPIRE, 9 and 11
hoe Drills corn, beans and peas, as well as wheat
and oats We guarantee this to be the lightest run
ning and mast accurate drill on the market. We put
them on trial to prove their merits.
Please remember I have in stock Farm Wagons,
broad and narrowjtire ; Wind Mills, Pumps (for every
use), Disks, 1 and 2-horse Corn Planters, land2-horse
Cultivators. It will pay you to Bee them before you
W. G. WEAVER, The Blacksmith.
AMONG THE CHURCHES.
Keep Potted on Church Appointment
Turn out and Hear your Locnl Minis
try Try to be Somebody.
Morning Address to G. A. R.
No evening service.
No morning service.
Evening The World's Mistake.
Evening service as usual.
Evening Who Received the Keys of
the Kingdom When Were They Used.
For What Purpose.
All the churches unite in morning
service at Congregational church.
We have not been furnished a pro
gram of the exercises for the day, but
we are authorized to make the follow
Hamlin Post to meet at O. A. R. hall
at 1 p. m., march to opera house to re
ceive flowers ; march to the west ceme
tery to decorate graves; counter march
to opera honse for flowers ; march to
south cemetery to decorate graves;
counter march to opera house to listen
to the memorial address by Chaplain
Geo, W. Pepper. The procession to be
escorted by the Wellington Cornet
Band and Sons of Veterans.
There will be a meeting o(,the ladies
of Wellington, Monday at 1 p. m., and
Tuesday at 8 a. m,, May 29 and 80, at
the voting rooms to prepare wreaths
and garlands for decorating the graves
of our fallen heroes.
Let every woman who is interested
in perpetuating the memory of the
heroic dead turn out and assist with
the work. Committee.
Too much iciness in the air prevent
ed the band from giving their usual
concert in the park last Saturday
The Relief Sewing Society will meet
with Mrs. E. M. Smith on Courtland
avenue, Thursday afternoon of this
week. Supper from 5 to 7.
Mr. Woodley Brugler has received
an order from the Lackawana & West
ern railway for fix of his rail-joint sup
ports, a description of which was pub
lished in the Enterprise of last week.
Since rope portieres have taken the
place of chenile draperies, we notice
it hat been quite the thing for our
town people to tend their chenile cur
tains Bway to have them converted in
to the rope portieres. . Now they can
have them made over in their own
town. The Misses Knapp on Elm
street, we learn, are prepared to do
thit work at reasonable prices, and
guarantee satisfaction. This is quite
an opportunity for our Wellington
ladies. The prospects are that they
will be well patronised.
We have the
Sold in 1898.
The moat popular wheel in
America. . Chain and Chain
less Models in stock, and
prices are right, We invite
your inspection, and can in
Also a nice line of
Second Hand Wheels
I All Kinds of Repairing Done
Rooms under the
J. J. THOMAS & CO.
for Fence Posts.
Smooth Fence Wire
NOTARY PUBLIC, CONVEYANCER
Haadqnartars Trlba of Ban Hur.
Offlot with Th franca Printing Oo. "
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