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NAPOLEON, O., THHESDAY JUNE 3, 1897.
ESTABLISHED 'A. D. 1852.
AND HENRY COUNTY NEWS.
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IT HAS COME TO IT.
The age o! progress
started nearly a century ago,
instead of being dimmed at the
close of the 19 th century . as
was predicted, is still in evi
dence, and its wonderful and
awe-inspiring results are year
ly advancing onward and up
ward. New thing3 that a few
years ago were of the unknown
are to-day accepted with scarce
a thought of their long rest in
the grave of time. More things
will come which are at present
"unheard of and unsung."
We offer as illustrations, that
in a few years we will establish
a communication with the in
habitants of Mars; we will be
conducted safely and conveni
ently through space at euch
a speed that the Atlantic
. ocean will be but a f ew , jhburs
distant; horses will only be seen
in circus menageries and
vnriWifnl wardens as relics of
With these marches of pro
gress the old drug etore of
Saur & Balsley, the store of
the Golden Mortar, will keep
pace in the future as it has in
the past. Compare us now
- with what we were 15 years
ago. Where we could a few
vpnrs no-o mention our stock
in a few words, to-day we han-
die , practically every tmng
our line of business. "We
at that point where we can
forsee no chance of improve
ment but in another year
chances will present themselves
and we will be "larger than ev
. Trunin or to solid taCtS Our
latest advancement has been
in the way. of low prices. No
longer does a man have to be
well fixed in order to be able
to purchase our line of goods.
We can sell to everybody now
where a few years ago our cus-
tomers were limited.
In two of our departments
" especially, we have made such
rapid advancement that if you
stop to think it will surpnse-
you as much as if the much
talked of air ship would fall in
vnur front vard. We refer to
our paint and wall paper de
partments. Where we were
practically nothing, now we
are everything. We can pa-
per you on the inside and paint
you on ; the outsiae uuuse,
barn, shed, chicken coop, pig
pen and all for money that
"yOU consider uutuigc.
Other departments have also
been changed with tne times
' The facilities for .filling pre
scriptions are not surpassed by
any drug house in" northwest
ern Ohio. If in doubt as to
what to give as a present to
n friend, tfaur & Balsley can
: nuicklv dispose of the doub
and can fit vou out with . as
- fine and desirable a present as
could be seen, and with a
low, hard time price too.
Romsmher . the place ana
" look out for the "Golden Mor
A Crt class house in good loca
tion. Enquire at this office. t(
Yon have tried '"77" for grip and
eolda now try "10" for dyspepsia.
For sale by all druggists-2oo. liu
- Finder Smashed.
While unloading stone from a flat
ear ou to a wagon at the Wabash
depot Monday morning, Vic Orwig.
in the employ of E. A. Hanna, had
the middle finger of his right hand
badly mashed. The finger up to the
first joint was mashed off and the
nail torn out. Dr. Frank Harrison
dressed the wound.
- Notice. v
To teacher and advance scholars
that D. R. Robert has secured the
agency for Ridpath's History, four
volumns in one. A book that ought
to be iu the hands of every teacher.
I have examined the work and find
it complete and op to date. As I have
used tins book for years I cheerfully
recommend it. He will call on you
in the near future; give him your at
tention. at W. M. Ward.
Brakenian Killed at Ilamler.
On last Thursday night while an
east bound freight train was pars
ing through Haiuler one of the
bra kerne t named Best fell from the
ears and was instantly killed. He
was not missed until the train reach
ed Deshler when the last the crew
remembered seeing hint was near the
Haulier water tank. The conductor
telegraphed back to that place and
when the search was made his body
was found a little west of the tank.
A small gash in one temple waa the
onlv mark on him. The body was
taken to TenEyck's furniture store
and left until Friday when the re
mains were taken to his home in In
It Pays to Buy the Best. ,
There are well meaning people who
when selecting paint for their house
barn, take . the cheapest paint
they can find". j3qch paints jjsually
last a year or two at best, vtnma your
building will need repainting. ortne
past twenty . years, Saur . Balsley
nave been educating the- people to
the fact that the very best paint ob
tainable is cheaper .by one-half t han
the so called cheap paiDts. How
well they have succeeded inr convinc
ing their patrons q thU truth i at
tested by the fact that their sales of
the B. P. S. paint in, the past year
as been nearly a thousand ; gallons.
It is the best Daint sold. .'Call on
Saur & Balsley for color cards of this
Baby Scalded to Death.
Friends and relatives In Napoleon
were horrified Saturday last upon
learning of the scalding to death of
the baby daughter of Gay Ditten-
haver aud wife of Paulding. While
the Barents were stopping at Big
Rapids, Mich., taking baths for the.
benefit of Mr. JJ's neaitu, ana wnue
be was in. the aet of taking a bath,
the baby accidentally fell into a tub
of hot water which was standing
near, and was so badly scalded that
death relieved it of its terrible sutler
ings. The bereaved parents have the
sympathy of the people of Napoleon,
their old home, in the horrible death
of their little ohild.
INJUKED BY THE CARS.
Geo. Rafferty tit ifapoleoitf Town
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Geo. Rafferty, a young man, son of
Alex Rafferty west oft town, suffered
serious if not fatal injuries at Wapa
koiiptn. O.. last. .Pridav. He was at
tempting to . boardd moving train
when be slupned vana leu .. under
the wheels. Hiaright leg was severed
just above the knee and the left foot
mashed and split open Irom tne toes
to the ankle. He was taken to the
hospital where his wounds received
Mr. Rafferty left Napoleon Mon
day morning for Wapakoneta aud
informed us that his son s injuries
were such that he was unable to say
whether they will be fatal or not.
He will be moved to his father's
home in Napoleon township as soon
as he can stand the journey. '
Since writing the above we nave
received a letter from Mr. Rafferty
in which he states that his son is do
ing better than could be expected.
While his injuries are as we have
stated the doctors will save his left
leg and foot with the exception
of the loss of one toe.
AMERICANS AS A JRULE
Are Not Favorably Disposed To
x wards Counterfeits,
Either counterfeit money or counter
feit goods of any kind. The U.
Court, sitting at Rochester, N. Y.,
has ordered an injunction against
the sale of Grain-0 in packages made
to imitate the original Fostum Cereal
Food Coffee packages. .
The counterfeit in this case was
put out in packages having the red
seals and much of the wording of
Postum, and the nondiscriminating
public have been given this or gome
one of the other various imitations
when caUiner at the stores for the
original Postum Cereal Food Coffee,
These makers or articles to lurnlsh
trrocers wltn wmcu to "substitute"
for some original article nave little
idea of hygienic or food value in a
Cereal Coffee. Some counterfeits are
offered in place of Postum because
the nackasre weighs two., nounds.
while the genuine package - weighs
but 1J lbs. One1 counterfeit' two
pound package looks like browned
rye kernais grouna. ii is prooaoiy
harmless enouzh but no idea of food
value is there. Postum is made by
skillful food experts, 70 per cent, be
ing secured from the parts of the
cereals containing the albumen and
phosphates required by the human
body to rebuild the gray matter in
the nerve cells. This part also pro
duces . the disatase Which digest
starch. That's why Postum "makes
red blood" and why thoughtful peo
ple use it-regularly. Buyers should
look for the red seals and the regis
tered TJ. S. trade mark.' , : -
Grocers sell the original and genu
ine at 15 and 25 cents a package.
Postum Cereal Co., Liin.,; Battle
Creek, Mictu , ' " " '
A flrst-olass McCormick binder for
alebeen used but little. Enquire of
F. W. Reiter. '
Penny W ise aud Pound Foolish
are they who have not Foley's Colic
Cure as a safeguard in the family.
C. F. Clay, Napoleon, O. lu
Bess, dear, we never did know Just
why a river was called 'vhe." Since
receiving your inquiry we have given
the question profound thought and
have come to the conclusion that it
is called "she" because "she" cannot
be run properly without two banks.
No, Bess, dear, there is no cHarge
for this information.
Ice Cream Tor Everybody.
In order that everybody may have
a chance to eat ice cream during the
coining summer, I have reduced the
price of my celebrated ice cream to
$1.00 per gallon, o 80s to church
parties. Made fresh every day.
4t Geo. Curdes.
New Infirmary Director.
The county commissioners on Sat
urday selected as euccessor toC.Ditt
mer, deceased, Mr. Henry Gerken,
of Ridgeville township. There were
quite a number of applicants, all
good men, but Mr. Gerken knocked
the persimmons. The selection is an
excellent one, and'gives universal sat
isfaction. Notice to Teachers.
Notice is hereby given that ah ex
amination of teachers for the union
schools of Napoleon, O., wiii be held
at the school house in Napoleon, O.,
on Thursday and Friday, June 10th
and 11th, 1807. Commencing at 9 a. m.
June 10th, '97.
By order of
Board op Examiners.
Jas. Donovan, Seo'y. 2fc
A summer school will be organized
at Napoleon, O., June 14th, 1897, and
continue 6 weeks, for teachers and
pupils, if a sufficient number make
manifest their enrollment.- AH who
desire to attend such school will
please send in their names by the
th or June. Address, JMapoieon Hum
mer School, Napoleon, O.
Boys t Boys J Boys !
Responsible farmers or other per
sons desiring a good boy to raise, or
a little child by adopting, under five
years old, will do well to correspond
with tne uniidren s Home society.
38 W. First avenue, Columbus, Ohio.
H. Darby, State Superintendent
will be in Toledo, June 7th to 10th at
State Sunday- School Bazaar.
There is a Class of People.
Who are injured by the use of coffee.
Recently there hag been placed in all
the grocery stores a new preparation
called GRAIN-O, made of pure grains,
that takes the place of coffee. The
most delicate stomach receives it
without distress, and but few can tell
it from coffee. It does not cost over
i as much. Children may drink it
with great benefit, loo. and 25cts.
per package. Try it. Ask for
GRAIN-O. mv6 ly
Tuesday evening Sam Bowers, liv
ing east of town, had a pretty lively
runaway. He was driving a team of
colts hitched to a two seated car
riage, and had been out to Pender &
Blair's brickyard. In turning around
one of the rings Of a bit broke and the
oridie became disarranged which so
scared the colts that they started to
run. Sam was in the carriage alone
and staid right by. the runaways.
They continued on their course
toward town and turning at Clinton
street started down the canal road.
Near the L. N. sidetrack they
were guided intoa tence and stopped.
The horses and driver escaped inju
ry but the carriage was badly
(a: .i Robbery at Hauilcr.
Last Saturday noon while the
agents at the L. N. and B. & O. depot
were at dinner some thief broke in
to the depot and took from the tick
et case a package containing $88 be,
sides some small change. The rob
bery was committed in about ten
minutes and the guilty party or par
ties seemed to have disappeared
completely. In the course of the af
ternoon suspicion fell, on Worthy
Stevens who was seen leaving the
depot about the time in question and
who later in the afternoon left town.
Mayor Fry and Marshal Blinn accom
panied by Mr. Lindoerfer started
Sunday morning iu search of the
missing man. He was found, ar
rested and brought back to town.
Monday afternoon he had his trial
when he was found innocent and let
go. JNothing farther has been done,
out - it is. noped tnat the guilty par
ties will yet be found and punished
as Haimer nas been baviog consider
able stealing going on and no clue to
Class of '97 Welcomed as Mem
Last Friday evening at the K. of P.
hall the members of the class of '97
of the Napoleon Union Szhools were
welcomed to the ranks of the Alumni
and all members enjoyed their annu
al reunion. The guests were delight
ed with their entertainment. Pres.
Schaff made the welcoming address
and it was responded to by Harlot
Palmer, president of the class of '97.
A program was given consisting of
piano solos by Gertrude Vooke and
Grace Mierker, a tuba solo by Chas,
Jackson, recitations by Stella Vocke
and Hermie Cuff aud a violin solo by
t rances voene. "roi. Beck gave a
short address to the graduates which
was highly appreciated. After lght
refreshments dancing. occupied the
remainder of the evening. ,
Those present from a distance were
Mrs. Robt Lee and Mr. Gates of To
ledo, Mrs. Durbin of McClure, and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Travis of Defiance.
A movement in in progress to unite
all independent telephone companies
for the purpose of mutual protection
and common defense against the Bell
Telephone Co. The purposed also
to inaugurated a long distance ser
vice and a common exchanger In Chi
Tlri Hapolesn Uniin Echools Graduate
a CIiss lor tte Tw(nty-firstTIm?M
A lar;e . Audience Beautiful
All Napoleon was present at the
Rink Opera House last Thursday
eveuinar to witness the farewell of the
class of '87 to their alma mater.
Much credit is due Superintendent
Beck and his corps of teachers for
their indefatigable efforts to main
tain the high standard of excellence
in the pupils graduating, and no one
could but feel proud of our Union
Schools as he or she listened to the
orations delivered. They are the
substance from which the public de
rives its knowledge of the teach
ings of our schools, and the olass
of '97, with its motto "Thus Ends
Our First Lesson," did itself proud in
The music of the evening was
furnished by Jackson's orchestra, a
chorus under the direction of Miss
Martha Johnson, a violin solo by
Miss Vocke, a vocal solo by D. F.
Coe and a cornet solo by A. E. Y eag
er. Invocation and benediction were
delivered by Rev. M. L. Donahey.
We wish we were able to publish
the orations in full but not being al
lowed that privilege we can only
give an outline of each presenting
the train of thought in as few words
as possible :
The ealutatory was intrusted to
John K. Haly with the subject "How
to -Attain Success." The oration
was delivered in a forcible manner,
and although the first of the speak
ers Mr. Haly was at ease throughout.
Success in whatever we undertake
depends on our qualifications. Life
is too short to gain a thorough
knowledge of every branch of study,
and the most industrious student can
not succeed if he undertakes too
much. What is necessary is a special
study of one branch, and, as
there are many hindrances one
should think well before choosing an
occupation. Honesty, industry, pa-tience-and
perseverance are the first
requisites, without wnusn no one can
succeed. One must seize and make
use of every opportunity thrown in
his way. Depend on yourself for the
future and then train yourself in the
best possible manner for tne trial.
There is no excellence without great
labor. It is the fiat of fate, from
hich no power of genius can ab
solve you." :
Rosamond M. Jiicuane iouowea
with an oration "New Mown Hay."
She looked charming in a decollete
white organdie over green silk,
trimmed with forget-me-nots. While
we stand watching tne new mown
hay after the reaper has cut it with
his sickle we find ourselves wander
ing into dreamland, .leaving this
world benind witu its petty joys ana
sorrows. All of . real life will fade
from view at times, caused by some
law of association too subtle K ex
planation. A breath ?of perl ume, a
remark, a child s garment, will bring
nictures of the past and future De-
fore us Dictures of ioys and sorrows,
of progress, of worldliness and of the
Divine. Beautiful recollections give a
zeal to life and carry people baak to
former davs. Everyone would be
happy, yet happiness can not be
gained by haying unpleasant
thoughts. JN early an eDjoy ponder
ing over life, wondering how it will
end. All these musings brighten life
we tain would pan wir.n mem.
They are as pr,ecious to the young as
to the old for they cause happiness
in the thought that God watches
over all with the same care. Thus
do we moralize over the sweetness of
the new mown hay.
Jay R. Clewell' chose as the sub
ject of his oration "Shaping Our
Future", and delivered it clearly and
distinctly, carrying with him the at
tention of the entire audience. He
realized the important crisis which
closed with the night and opened
with the morrow. With the first
word of admonition from mother,
the first sentence of advice from
father we lay, insensibly, stone by
stone, the foundation upon which to
rest the structure of our future lives.
On the commencement night the
corner stone is laid. Beneath lie the
happy childhood and the sunny
school days, while above is the space
in which will be placed our future
career. Only one in many succeeds.
Thousands lay down the burden in
the heat of the day, oue marches on
to evening calm. Which shall it be ?
Down to ease and indolence or on
ward up the mountain slope. We
should not hesitate but commence
with unwavering step the steep as
cent. We will stumble and fall many
times aud can only reach the sum
mitafter a life of effort. The reward
is infinite. , ,
Miss Harriet Louise Keinath, the
next on the program, was elegantly
gowned in a white organdie over silk
passeta, trimmed with lace and rib
bon. Her subject, "C. C. and I," was,
a puzzler to all until the opening
sentence "Cash, commerce . and in
dependence, the great links nec
essary for the happiness aud welfare
ot individuals." What good would
commerce do without cash? What
good would cash do without inde
pendence. In short one is of no use
without the others. .We are all giv
en a chance to be wealthy, for there
is where we all, at some one time in
our lives, imagine happiness lies. We
should be thankful for our op
portunity as citizens of the United
States. We have unlimited wealth,
boundless resources for disposing
of the fruits of our labors, and a
government which holds the arm of
no man back as he strikes the blow
for his financial standings We should
return thanks for the manner in
which we are favored. Let fortune
do her worst whatever she makes us
lose, as long as she never makes us
lose cash, commerce and indepen
Reuben E. Nyswander' followed
with "Itrnorance in Our Country a
Crime." The oration was a political
one, taking as Its main theme' tne
relations existing between the U, S.
and foreign countries, and the speak'
er upheld our republic with an en
thusiasm that is inherent in every
true American aud which always
commands the respect of the foreign
er. Tbeantagonismot tneuid world
towards the U.S. .was also Dointed
out. That the znonarchsof Europe
see in our government one that far
exceeds their own. Where we are
afforded every means for an educa
tion and enlightenment theirsubjects
are held in check and remain unedu
cated that they may better bear the
burdens that are forced upon them.
All men should be educated and in
this republic we should look for the
start. Shut off offensive immigra
tion and it would be but a short
time nntil a man unable to write his
own name would be a rarity. The'
oration contained many fine gems of
thought and no one but what heard
it was thankful that he was living in
a land where ignorance is a crime to
Leon a Marguerite Denlar looked
petite in a white brocaded silk trim
med with pearls, and with her oration
"Shipbuilding" and the manner in
which it wait delivered, captured her
audience. The time had come when
a task for the future had to be chos
en, and the selection could be liken
ed unto the building of a ship. Let
education be the ship itself. That it
may be well equipped we must set
out in the morning and take from
the forests of knowledge the best of
timber information and power of
concentration. These unit be hewn
into the beams. The metal for the
braces must come from the mine of
golden thought. Then, glean from
the cottonfield of experience enough
material for the sails and nut this
through the mill of good judgment
and clear conception. These ma
terials collected and combined would
make a ship, which if piloted by the
hand of God, would sail safely
through the billows of despair and
at the end of life anchor us safely in
the harbor of Heaven. The oration
was a beautiful simile throughout.
Frederio Welton Leist. one the
brightest of the class, followed with
an oration "The Greatness of Sim
plicity." What a wonderful influ
ence is exerted in this life by the
tiny things of nature. The swetest
poetry ever written has been sug
gested by the most delicate blos
soms. The Bible -has always held
the first rank among books on ac
count of its simplicity of terms and
thought. Patrick Henry owed his
supremacy in argument to his ability
of oondenoing what he wanted to
say into a short statement and usin
plain Anglo-Saxon words. Simplicity
and purity are the two winsrs bv
which a man is lifted above all earth
ly things; simplicity being in the in
tention, purity in the affection.
"ft T wmnlfl wnlL-
A weary journey to the farthorest verge
Of this biff world to kiss that Rood man's
Who in the blaze of wisdom and of art
Preserves a lowly mind ; and to his God,
Feelinu the sense of his own littleness.
Is a child in weak simplicity."
This same simplicity of heart is a
healing and cementing principle,
without which we are constantly in
flicting wounds on others. In the
end it triumphs over every trial and
To, Edna Irene BalsUy wag en
trusted the class prophesy in her
oration ."Peekinsr Throusrh the
Fence." She was handsomely gown
ed in a wnite organdie over brocaded
silk, trimmed with real lace. The
audience were invited to close one
eye with her and to peep into the
future and see the class of '97 in their
different callings. . John Haly is a
doctor but a confirmed old bachelor.
Leona Denlar is a school ma'am well
beloved by her scholars. Reuben
Nyswander is a brilliant conversa
tionalist and president of Harvard
College. Rosamond McBane is the
most famous singer in the world,
with a voice rivaling an angel's. Jay
Clewell follows the vocation of a
politician and having held all the
offices at home was sent to China as
a missionary. Harlow Palmer is a
Sreat orator, ,. rirp.ling Cicero and
Demosthenes in eloauonce. " Harriet
Keinath is in the patent medicine
business having a sure cure for ague,
croup, coughs, colds and dyspepsia.
Fred Leist is an actor in the winter
time and disguises himself as an or
gan grinder in the summer, traveling
over the country. Miss Balsley fails
to give a calling for herself so we
predict a short but eventful career as
a women's suffrage agitator.
To Harlow Palmer, president of
his class, was given the closing ora
tion, he taking for his subject "Ar
bitration." Thisisthe vital question
which is before the American peo
ple to-day. It concerns the people of
every nation, but the English speak
ing race is looked to to lead the way.
The seeds were planted by the Puri
tans of New England and the Quak
ers of Pennsylvania. Many causes
have brought about the agitation,
principally the improved implements
of warfare and the higher education
of the people. Closer commercial
relations also make the necessity of
arbitration plain. There are obsta
cles in the way but these will soon
be overebme. The ocean may rise
and overwhelm our great navy; fire
may destroy our magnificent forests:
our wealth disappear in those ways
that it so often does, but none of
these elements can efface from the
hearts of the people the universal
fellowship and good feeling that has
been established between Great
Britian and the United States with
in the last few years. We should
cultivate that fellow-feeling for all
mankind and keep America where
it is to-day at the head of this great
movement, the greatest of the 19th
The exercises closed with Judce
Cuff, acting as President of the School
Hoard, presenting the graduates
with their well-merited diplomas.
The setting of the stage was most
beautiful and was the admiration of
all, showing exquisite taste and con
ception or Harmony, reflecting great
credit upon those who had its ar
Is the title used by the Buckeye
Route on the little leaflet with which
they advertise their popular Buckeye
Mileage ticket. The leaflet is adorn
ed also with tne picture of a beauti
ful child which is simplicity in itself.
If you would secure simplicity in
traveling, purchase at once a Buck
eye Interchangeable Mileage ticket
which is good over all the principal
lines between St. Louis, Chicago,
Cincinnati, Louisville, Pittsburg and
Buffalo. Write W- H. Fisher. Gen'l
Pass, and Tkt. Agt., C. H. V. & T.
Ry, Columbus, 0. who will mail
you list of roads that the ticket is
good over. The price is $30.00; good
one yeati - apii-ajtuo
It is announced that the important
discovery has been made that chloro
form will waken up plants and can
them to grow with wonderful rapidi
ty. This will be a great thing for the
farmer. He can just give his potato
patch a dose of chloroform, which
will at once kill the bugs, and bring
the potatoes to market a month earlier.
Ed. Northwest: I want to ay
through the columns of your good pa
per, that no language is adequate
to express my gratitude to my good
friends and neighbors for their of
fices and care of me and mine,
through the illness and death of my
beloved wife. May Hej who tempers
the wind to the new shorn lamb,
provide them with equal friends
through all the ills of life, is my sin
Harrison Hudson and Family.
It was an all wise providence that
created woman after everything else
had been finished, otherwise she
would have wanted to boss the job.
According to palmistry, a woman
with a long thumb will always do her
best to have her own way. and so
will every other woman. But a wo
man will never be successful in run
ning for office. She would have to
stop too often to see if her hat was
on straight. Ex.
A. H. Patter, with E. C. Atkins &
Co., Indianapolis, Ind writes: "I
have never before given a testimonial
in my life. But I will say that for
three years we have never been with
ont Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy in the house, and
my wife would as soon think of being
without flour as a bottle of this
Remedy in the summer season. We
have used it with all three of our
children and it has never failed to
cure not simply stop pain, but cure
absolutely. It is all right, and any
one who tries it will find it so." For
sale by D. J. Humphrey, Napoleon,
Ohio. ' lm
Editor Northwest: We under
stand the Napoleon boys who were
defeated in the "joint debate" held
in Harrison Twp., are much dissatis-J
tied with the judges' decision. They
malign our speakers, the judges, the
community and falsely report the
facts by saying, "the judges, were
biased, bought, prejudiced; the chair
man was bribed; there was. not an
argument produced; the speakers,
judges and audience Were decidedly
agaiust us throughout. Being In the
enemy's country we had flO- Show."
Because of such prevarication, equiv
ocation and disingenuousness, we the
undersigned members of the Lyceum
Debating Society desire to debate
the same gentlemen tn the same
question in Napoleon. All prelimin
aries to be well settled and under
stood prior to the time set for the dis
cussion. F. I. Baughman,
. , .1. Q. RlNGESEN,
C. J. Hartman.
Robert Durbin, of this city, has
plain " every-day Plymouth Rock
Urooster that beats all the roosters in
the State, so far as heard from. He
puts to shame the hens in this neigh
borhood by his attention to their
business, in fact he acts very like
veritable hen-pecked hubby. The
rooster is four years old and U either
tired or lazy, for of late he has been
inclined to sit around and let the
hens do their own scratching. The
old fellow would squat down in a box
and sit in that position the livelong
day. Mr. jjurbin who utilizes every
thing belonging to him, waa seized
with an inspiration. He gathered
up eighteen eggs and, placed them
under the rooster and in tha accus
tomed time fourteen little chicks
came duly forth; The astonished od
rooster did not know what t mike
of it when he found himself the
proud owner of so many wphans,
but he wisely concluded that lwj;-was
in for it, and, at once set to -"work.' to
care for them, and has since 'mother
ed' them as well as any old hen could
have done, scratching for them and
covering them with his wings as nice
ly as the best mother-hen. Nine of
the chicks are still living, and are
health1' Mr. Durbin will set the
rooster again in a few weeks. Find-
lay Ad.- .
The second annual Bowers reunion
will take place Friday, June 18th.
Ou that day all members of the
family are requested to meet at the
home of Geo. Bowers in Liberty
township. Bring dinners.
We are now
Heavy Weight; Fast Color and All Wool.
Boys Suits of Same $7.
GEORGE HAHH & SOUS,
ONE PRICE CLOTHIERS AND TAILORS.
Celebrated for its great leavening
strength and healthfulness. Assure
the food against alum and all forma
of adulteration common to the cheap
brands. ROYAL BAKING POW
DER CO., NEW YORK.
As there are so many persona who
have asked us to give them more
time to get their free portraits, we
therefore will continue to take np
our tickets until further notice.
Gardner & Son,
tf ' Napoleon.
W. C. T. U. Convention.
The Annual Convention of 14th.
district in the Ohio W. C.. T. U. will
be held at Napoleon, June 15th and
16th, in the Methodist and Presby
terian churches, beging at 9:30 a. uu
Fraternal delegates from other so
cieties are very cordialy invited, and
all lovers of temperance are expected
to be present.
MRS. MART iOWHSKKD,
M rs. Ella Spafford,
Reo. Secretary, Findlay.
O. A. R. Encampment, Chilli-
cothe, O., June 15th to 17th.
Agents of the C. H. V. Sc T. Ry..
will sell you excursion tickets for the
above encampment at rates of fare
based on one cent per mile. Alt
trains of this line arrive and depart
from Union Depots in Toledo and
Columbus, thus avoiding any omni
bus transfers. See agents U. H. V.
& T. Railroad for information in de
INCOME IN AND TAKE A
SLOOK AT THEM.
Men'H Half Soles, , - 50c
Women's Half Soles, - 35c
All other work accordingly.
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