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ESTABLISHED A. D; 1852.
NAPOLEON, O., THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5, 1896.
AND HENRY COUNTY NEWS.
Entered at Naooteon Pottofflc at Second
PubU.hed every Tharaday Morning-
Office Northwest Building, Washington St.
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Probably the scarcest article on
the farm this winter will be bedding
for stock. Straw of all kinds being
very scarce, town people will not be
permitted to go to farmers and Ret
bedding for their stock, as usual.
Consequently, if stock have com
fortab' beds, some other material
mu f substituted, and we can sug
gest iiMtbing better and cheaperthan
ii-Mvtfg, such as can now be secured
mi the woods. It is a little' early yet
to get thein. but shortly they will be
drifted in fence corners, and low
places, and they can be gathered
easily, and quickly. Take a lot of
light barrels to the woods. All them
with leaves, then get in the barrel
with both feet, iuiiip up and down,
with feet near ti.e sides, changing
position, then fill again, and do as
before, and you will be surprised at
the amou t that can be packed in a
barrel. Fill a number of barrels in
this way, then load, in the wagon and
haul to the barn, keep dry and
empty in the stalls as needed.
A barrel of leaver if usedjudiously,
will bed a horse for several weeks.
We have tried them and handled
them in the manner described and
know whereof we speak. Every sea
son we save all the leaves tnat rail
about our premises, and shall do so
this season, and expect to go to the
roaJs and secure a larger supply.
When they reach the manure heap
they are rapidly converted into a
fertilizer, that is superior to straw.
Did you ever stop to think
why 80 many of our neigh
bora & friends trade at Saur
' & Balslev'e Drug Store ?
Did jou ever wonder why
S WE'RE PEN
Just one Year have had Success from the
Start. We're slow but SURE.
You have Shoes to buy........ WE'VE GOT 'EM.
You want HoneBt Goods... WE HAVE
You want Shoes that fit WE KEEP
" You want the value of your money WE GIVE
You want Free Gold Tableware WE PRESENT IT.
You're looking for up-to-date Shoes.... BUY MINE.
You want to trade with live people, call at the
Wl ODBL SHOE STORE.
Wm. Sutherland Ends Hi Life
$10,000 Damage Suit.
Last Thursday there was filed with
Clerk of Courts Brown a suit for
$10,000 damage in which Dietrich
xoost by win. Hanna, his guardian,
is plaintiff and Fred, Greeuhagen is
defendant. The petition of the plain
tiff reads as follows:
"Plaintiff is'under 21 years of age
and brings this action by Wm. Han
na his next friend. On or about the
11th day of August, 18G, the defend
ant assaulted the plaintiff and struck
him several blows on the head, and
ran hiui against a gate and pushed,
kicked, beat and wounded said plain
tiff, whereby the said plaintiff be
came, and is, and for a long time
will be sick and has endured great
pain and suffering and his health is
and will be permanently injured by
reason thereof and he is and will be
permanently lamed, and he was
disabled from attending to his bust
ness ever since the said Aug. 11th,
1896, and he was compelled to pay
the sum of $200 for medioal attend
ance and nursing, to his damage in
the sum of $10,000, ,.,
they become regular cus
tomers Perhaps you trade
at, Saur? & Balslev's. If
so, you know
It Is a Pact !
That no pains are spared
to furnish the best goods
at lowest prices. That
when goods are not found
to be as represented by
themthey are anxious
tb have the goods return
ed and to refund the mon
ey. Their steady increase
in trade is a direct result
of trying to please,the
People are getting
benefit of prices on Wall
Paper never before heard
olm Napoleon. If
.Women Vote for President.
For the first time in the history of
this country an opportunity for
women to publicly express their
choice for president is offered. The
method is unique and will result in
showing on Nov. 4th just what effect
the wouians vote will have on na
A manufacturer who has business
relations with most of the prominent
newspapers in the United States,
proposes the plan as follows:
All women over 18 are entitled to
one vote. The votes by . states will
be shown in the papers every week
until Nov. 4th. Women are request
ed to read more tlian one side of the
question and act upon their own
judgment. Write the name of your
candidate on a postal card and write
your own name and address clearly,
also city and state. On the lower
hand left corner give the name of a
banker or grocer who knows you.
This precaution is to prevent Hood
ing the mail with fictitious votes,
Names unknown to grocer or banker
will be tnrown out. tie very careiul
to write clearly and an acknowledg
ment of the receipt of each vote will
be sent to the fair voter. Send the
postal to Postum Cereal Food Coffee
Co., Battle Creek, Mich. It is urged
that every earnest woman will not
hesitate to expend a penny to register
her preference at this most interest
ing period of National history.
This company have a national re
putation and pledge their integrity
and honor to report the vote exactly
as received, without fear or favor. A
sworn statement of the final vote
polled up to 7 p. in. Nov. 4th will be
published in the week ending Nov,
7th and the vote as it progresses will
be shown every week between now
Report from ihe: Postum Co. states
that the ladies a e voting freely from
all sections of country. The flood Of
postal card votes is being accurately
registered, but the Company request
that the public bear with them pa
tiently until next issue, when the first
report by states will appear. ol5 4t
WOMAN'S VOTE TO DATE.
Htoom to Paper
You can save money "by
doing it now. If you need
Window Curtains, we
have the assortment,
urices that are Bure to
of nice things, at bar-
Our store is full
gains. Call and see us.
SAUR . & BALSLEY'S
' Drug and Book House.
Connecticut ...... 36
Indiana ............. 820
New York 278
other states..... 96
Last Friday afternoon Win. Suth
erland, a well-known citizen of Na
poleon took his own lite by hanging
The family had eaten their mid
day meal as usual and Mr. Suther
land had gone to the barn, situated
50 feet back or the residence, to tend
to the chores and to shell some corn.
He had been irone for over an hour
when Mrs. Sutherland had occasion
to go to the barn and on opening the
door she noticed her husbands body
hanging half way through, the hole
leading to the hay loft. At first she
thought that ne Had been in the nav
mow and was just coming down, but
on speaking to him and not receiving
an answer she ran to the hole and
was horrified to see him hanging
from a rope that was tied to one of
the cross beams in the hay mow.
Mrs. Sutherland ran down the alley
shrieking for help and attracted the
attention of John Cramer and W. D.
Johnson. They entered the barn
and lifted Mr. Sutherland from his
hanging position but it was too late.
Uoroner Harmon was notified and
cut the body down. At the inquest
it was decided that the deceased had
taken his life during a fit of tempora
ry insanity. He had taken an ordi
nary piece of white clothes line, and
climbing up into the mow had tied it
to the beam over his head. He
next doubled the line and made a
slip knot and placed it around his
neck. Then stepping through the
hole he dropped until his neck was
just even with the floor and there
tbe unfortunate man hung until he
Blowly strangled to death. No cause
can be found for. the rash deed as
there had 'never been any family
difficulties and the deceased had just
won a suit in the supreme court of
the United States against the p. &
O. railway company, where he was
given something like $12,000 for the
loss ofa leg. The money not yet been
paid but soon would have been.
Mr. Sutherland was aged 45 rears, 10
months and 30 days." Funeral servi
ces were held from the residence on
Main Cross street Sunday afternoon,
Rev. Donahey officiating. Interr
ment took place at Clyde, O.
The deoeased left a wite and two
sons to mourn his departure.
Nuggets -of Gold
Used by Hunters in
When a hunter in the old days lost
all his bullets or hadn't any to shoot
with he usually devised substitutes
that on occasion served the purpose
well. All sorts of things have been
fired at game or Indians, as the case
might be. Old Hank Ehison, living
up in Jefferson county, N. Y., told to
his dying day how he was cooped up
by Indians out. west once, with a lit
tle lead, lots of powder, a belt full of
gold nuggets, a fine rifle, and a bullet
mold.. It was on the top of a knoll
where his log cabin had been built,
and he had u barrel of water aud a
lot of wood for emergencies. The In
dians kept kept just out of range,
dashing in once in a while to draw
his fire. He soon used his bullets up,
and then used the gold.- He fired
nearly half his fortune at the red
skis before they left him.
Many a hunter has used a pebble in
the hope of getting a close dead shot.
Jacknives and ramrods have served
their time as missiles. Forest and
Stream tells about a hunter who had
only a single bullet but lots of pow
der. The bullet shot the t horn of a
big buck off, and the buck charged
the man who took to a tree top. He
spent half an hour whittling off two
inch lengths of branches and putting
them into his rifle. Then he rammed
them down on the powder and fired
at the maddened deer. ' His parner
came along after awhile with a belt
full of bullets, and making a run for
the tree, gave a bullet to the shooter,
who quickly killed the deer. (.
Strange Story of an El Dorado
Which It Is Hoped to be
Boston, Oct. 30. An expedition is
being unostentatiously fitted out in
Boston to seek for gold in the south'
eru seas. It is not private gold, al
though there is piracy and hanging
and bloodshed enough in the story
for one of Stevenson's novels. This
gold is on an univisted island in the
Pacific. According to reports the soil
of the island is full of gold nuggets
and the ledges of the interior ravines
are rich with auriferous ore of iucal
The secret of the inland's position
is known to two jr.--, one of whom is
E. H' Bailey, of 'A xjvlston street.
Boston. He is at, i h head of the
party, and, with his side partner, is
an experienced miner. Mr. Bailev.
who lives in Melrose. Mass.. tells viv
idly the story of the island's discov
ery. In 1877 a Maine carpenter stop
ped in Panama, on his return from
California. At the isthmus a party
of sailors, who had deserted from a
whaler, showed him a lot of metallic
ore, which his experienced eye told
him to be gold. The sailors reported
that they had discovered it on an is
land about a month's sail from Pana
ma, where their ship had stopped to
take in water.
The carpenter and his sailors and a
party of ad vent urers fitted up a small
vessel and sailed to the island which
they located without difficulty. The
treasure exceeded their wildest ex
pectations. It was a virgin claim. In
celebrating the event a quarrel start
ed and the vessel was burned. All
but the carpenter and other seized a
sailboat belonging to an old German
henuit and sailed for Valparais for
fresh tools and supples. The Chil
eans hanged them all for piracy. One
managed to escape and, with his dy
ing breath, notified those left on the
The seoond sailor died of a fever
and the carpenter, the sole depositary
oi tne secret, navigated the sailboat
to Panama. He got back to Maine,
but before he could return was in
jured and d ed. Before expiring
he described the place with full de
tails, latitude and longitude, to Mr.
Bailey and his partner are well
backed, are familiar with the south
seas and the langaugo of the island
ers. They go to the isthmus next
week, and there will buy a vessel and
ship a crew for the exploration of the
new m uorado.
Highest of all ia Leavening Power. Latest U.& Gov't Repot
Saved by a Drink.
A child 0 years of age had develop
ed a bad habit of rising in the
night to drink from the water
bottle, aud had been forbidden in
vain. On the night of a recent storm
his parents being away, his aunt
tucked him safely in bed.
'Now, Dickey," she said, "remem
ber I can tell if you go to the water
"Oh, no, auntie," he smiled, slylv.
"how can you?"
1 can tell," she said with convic
'But how?" said Dick, skeptically.
'I can," she repeated, "and since
you won't promise, you naughty boy,
1 shall empty the bottle." And she
did so, to the young reprobated consternation.
In the middle of the night the ga
ble of the house was blown down,
aud crashed like thunder through
the ceiling of master Dick's room. As
his aunt and the servants rushed in
a terrible sight met their gaze. The
bed was almost hidden by masses of
bricks aud masonry, two iron feet
at the head being driven completely
uirougn me hoot. viui annex ins
aunt fell on her knees. U, UicKey!
poor Dickey!" she cried. "He's been
The .words had hardly left her lips
when their came a light, faltering
step from the bath room and as they
turned there stood Dickey, his teeth
chattering with cold, a candle in one
hand, and' a full water bottle in the
other. For a full moment he survey
ed the bed with its ton or two of
debris, and then shook his head with
"VTeth, auntv," he declared; "vo
thed you could tell if I did." -Boston
Professor Now, boys, what is a
Boys (in chorus) Any five cards of
a sequence, such as a nine, ten, jack,
queen and king.
Northwest 1 year for $1.
Ohio Dairy School.
The third session of the Dairy
School of the College of Agriculture
and Domestic Science of the Ohio
State University opens January 6,
181)7, and continues ten weeks. This
is a practical course in dairy husband
ry for the farmer, his son or daught
er, and is conducted by a thoroughly
qualified instructor. The course con
sists of actual practice in butter-making,
cheese-making and Pasteurizing '.
milk, by means of the most approved .
apparatus and appliances. Lecturers
are given and recitations- are held up
on these topics: also upon the breeds,
breeding, feeding and' diseases of
dairy cattle. The total fees are $15.
There are hundreds of persons in.
Ohio who could materially increase
their earning capacity this-by taking
course, fitting themselves to operate
creameries or cheese factories, to
manage dairy farms, or by improving
their present dairy methods upon
their own farms.
Persons desiring to-take this courso
may obtain further information by
Thomas F. Hunt, Dean;
First Ancient Maiden I have often
thought that suppose when a dentist
gives you gas, he should kiss you.
Wouldn't it be horrible.
Second Anotent Maiden Horrible
is no name for it. Why, you would
n't know anything about it!
"I hear tltat your relations
your wife are strained."
"What caused it?"
The Bible Text Given Little Willie
Now, Moses, was an austere man,
and made atonementfor the sins "of
his people. "tT
Little Willie's Recitation Now,
Moses was an oyster-man, and mada
ointment for the shins of his people.
The Northwest only $1 a year
11EU STKANGE CAKEEK.
Total... 2479 540 9 148 82
Next report November 12th.
Wreck on the Wabash. "
. The express train on the Wabash
from the west, due here at 0:05 p. m.,
was wrecked at New Haven on Mon
day evening last, at the crossing of
the Nickel Plate from a defective
frog. The cars were badly wrecked,
but no one was seriously hurt outside
of the engineer, who had hie leg
mashed, the fireman right arm brok
en, and a tramp who was stealing a
ride, who wag badly bruised up.
Trains were delayed until near noon
the next day, both on the Wabash
and Niokel Plate. Mr. A. P. Meyers
and Capt. L. Y. Richards of this city
were passengers on the ill-fated train,
but they escaped without injury v
During the past week the free sil
ver advocates have held three of the
largest political gatherings in the
history of Napoleon. On Wednes
day evening Hon. W. D. Hill spoke
in the opera house, on Friday eve
ning Hon. H. F. Bartine of Chicago
spoke at the same place, and on
Monday evening Hon. M. B. V. Ben
nett, the "Kansas Cyclone," held
forth. These meetings were all
largely attended, but the meeting on
Friday evening, so far at least as
outward display was concerned at
least, beat them all. The streets
during the great parade were crowd
ed with people, and the opera house
was not large enough to accommo
date one-third of the crowd. The
Pleasanttownship Bryan Clubioined
with tne .Napoleon and other clubs
in the procession. They made an
exceedingly fine display, being neat
ly uniiormed and provided with lan
terns. With the Pleasant township
boys were sixteen young ladies and
one boy, representing the Democrat
ic battle cry of 10 to 1. They were
becomingly attired and commanded
much attention, as did also the bevy
of Napoleon young ladies who repre
sented 16 to 1 sixteen young Misses
dressed in white representing silver
and one dressed in yellow resresent
ing gold. Both companies of young
ladies had seats upon the stage dur
ing the speaking. The evening was
one of the events in the history of
Death of a Former Resident
Friends here in Napoleon, her old
home, were pained on Saturday to
learn oi tne deatn oi Mrs. uosina M.
Choate, widow of the late Col. Wm.
A. Choate. She died at her home in
Toledo, at 663 Norwood Avenue,
aged 6t years and 3 days.
Mrs. unoate leit JMapoieon some
years ago to accept a position in the
Asylum at Toledo, which position
she held lor some time, but resign
ing she concluded to make Toledo
her future home and has resided
: The funeral took place from the
residence of Mrs. E. M.- Lowe, a sis
ter of the deceased, in this city on
Tuesday morning at 11 o'olock. The
services were conducted by Rev.
Donahey, the remains being laid to
rest beside those of her husband,
who was killed in the war of the re
A Salvation Army Lass Who AVas,
Once a Noted Bandit,
Miss Bertie Tripp, whose- right
name is supposed to be Helen Fors
land, a member of the Salvation
Army, committed suicide at Butte,
Mon., the other day by taking pois
on. No cause for the act is known.
The girl had seen a remarkable ca
reer. She was 23 years of age and
the daughter of a farmer near Spo
kane, Wash. Years ago she ran away
from home and fell in with a gambler
and highway-man, and together they
worked and robbed all through the
states of Washington, Montana, Ida
ho, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado,
the girl having assumed male attire
and passed under the name of Char
lie Miller. At times she acted as a
bartender and placer miner, and three
years ago she became involved in a
shooting scrape in Butte through the
jealousy of a girl who had been in
love with the supposed youth.
From Butte she and her partner
went to Helena, where they commit
ted numerous highway robberies,
some of which she carried out her
self. She held up a merchant and
was finally arrested and wrote to her
partner, thus betraying him.. His
arrest followed. In resisting, he shot
a policeman. At the trial he testified
in favor of his companion, whose sex
had been discovered, and took all the
blame on himself. He was sent up
for 40 years, and she was acquitted.
She then went to Portland, Or., and
joined the Salvation Army and has
been engaged in Armv work all over
the coast and western states.
"This must be a very religious town
judging from the number of churches
it has," said the traveler. .
"It ain't that mister." exclaimed
the town pessimist. "The people is
so durn lazy that there had to be lots
of ohurohes get around liandy-like to
git them to go."
"George," ghe screamed, "my
. "What's the matter?"
"There's a pillacatter "
"A tappekiller "
"What in the world do you mean?"
"Oh dear," she moaned, as she
clutched him frantically. "A kitter--
paller! You know. George? A pat
"Oh," said George, with evident
relief, and he proceeded to brush the
future butterfly away.
"I saw yer kiss her." leered naugh
ty Willie Tenpot, after voting Mr.
Gilley had stolen a kiss from Willie's
"Oh er Willie." replied Mr.
Gilley, in great embarassment, "here's
a dime. Don't say anything about
it; there's a good boy,"
"A dime!" retorted Willie, scorn
fully. "My regular charge is a nuar-
TOT -V" T.3-"W
That Catarrh is a Local Affection
of the nasal passages, is a fact estab
lished by physicians, and this authori
ty should carry more weight than as
sertions of incompetent parties, that
catarrh is a blood affection. Ely's
Cream Balm is a local remedy, com
posed of harmless medicants and free
of nieroury or any injurious drug. It
will cure catarrh. Applied direotlv
to the inflamed membrane, it restores
it to its neaitny condition.
' They are the proper thing for Fall and Winter
wear. We have them in all the latest toes; all
sizes from OA, 10 B to E, Also the
BOX CALF SHOE,
The Shoe that never wears out full leather
lined, heavy sole, Bull Dog, Bull Pup, and
Narrow Needle Toe, at the popular price
The place to buy shoes at prices to suit the times
HARMS & R0HRS.
A School Tablet Free with each pair
of shoes purchasedat our store.
H n ( 1 f III 1 Umliiur
Take the Lima Northern for all
points North and South. Through
tickets sold and baggage checked
through to destination.
C. F. Pohlman, of Delta, who was
Injured by tbe cars while taking stock
east on the Lake Shore road some
ten weeks ago, and who it was sup
posed had about recovered from his
Injuries, died at Delta Monday morn
ing. It ' seems he caught cold and
had a relapse, from which he did not
recover. He was a stock buyer and
well known in this section. He
received $2,300 and all expenses at
tending his sickness from the Lake
Shore company. Wauseon Exposi
tor. . . j
Anew idea was introduced, quite
accidently, too, in "Fast Mail," dur
ing a performance at Havlin's thea
tre. The scene of the freight train
was on, and the head brakeman had
just spoken his lines and turning the
switch was about to leave the stage,
when the new stage carpenter, who
has charge of the big engine, prema
turely started it, of course the
property-men in charge of the freight
cars not getting their proper cue,
were lett and the train parted. ; By
a singular coincidence, the actor and
stage carpenter had been in times
gone by trainmen, a fact unknown
to each other. Acting upon the old
impulse, the former gave the proper
signal to back,- which wasjproinptly
done by the stage carpenter. The
train was then coupled and made up.
After the proper lines were spoken
the train pulled out amidst a tumqlt
of applause, . Manager Carter con
gratulated the actor for the manner
in which he saved the scene, and
hereafter it has.beoome a part of .the
act. See "Fast Mail" at .the opera
oouse this evening, Nov. 5th. k
We are doing the largest, the
best and the most fashionable
w Tailoring: business at prices
lower, consistent with the high grade
oi our work than any competitorsin our
We show over 150 Styles ol Suitings at $25.00 1
$20 and $22
Besides the Lower
And the Higher
Our new line of Overcoats at $10, $12
and $15 are worth looking after. They
are now ready for" your inspection.
othier and Tailor.
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