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.PERBY&BdBG, WOOD 00., 0.. FRIDAY, JANUARY 12. 1906.
$1.00 IN ADVANOE.-NO. 46
R BSTAtiLinilKD IN 1978.
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Saretul attention to business
bo appreciated. Money to loan at all times at fair ratcB of mtor
est. Three per cent, paid for time deposits.
J. Davis, President. James 0. Trout; Vice President.
Norman I. HAN60N, CaBhier. '
Our hourfc for business aro from 8 a.ro. to 4 p. m., standard4ime.- 1
R. P. BARTON,
Phones White GO Residence Main 27
If Santa Claus did not bring you that Sleigh you wished
for. come and see us. We have them, all styles and prices,
from $14.00 up. Delivery Sleighs, Portland or Swell
Box Cutters. Bob Sleds, etc., Robesr Blankets, Fur
Coats, Foot Warmers and all the essentials to make sleigh
ridini? a pleasure.
These Winter evenings aro a good
vou need iu the Spring. Lot ua quote
can save you money.
224-220 Superior St.,
BOTH ENDS STOP
Pcrryaburg is blessed by having
ono of tho most courteous and accom
modating railway station agents in
tho State in tho person of Charles
Vun Norman, who never seems too
tired or busy to give a pleasant reply
to all questions asked of him. A few
days since, a man who had evidently
not traveled very much, was standing
on tho platform with a number of
packages in his arms, awaiting the
arrival of tho train, when he asked
Van which end of tho car ho should
got on, when that gentleman politely
replied, "It makes no difference, my
fnend, both ends stop at tho samo
Forced to Starve.
B. P. Leek of Concord, Ky says:
"For 20 years I suffered agonies,, with
a Boro on Toy-upper Up, -soTalniul,
sometimes, that I could not eat. After
vainly trying everything else I cured
It, with Bucklcn's Arnica Salve." It's
great for burns, cuts and wounds. At
Wm. Comstock & Son's drug store.
D K. fiollenbeck,
General Collector ana leal EsUta
ritles Investigated rd abstracts
j -nlshed on apti!lciltn Notary In
V PERRV8BURO OHIO.
COU JSELOP ' LAW.
12-419 Valentine Building
.Both 'Phones 345.
Manufacturer oJ "Auditor," "Jack
Pot," and other brands of One cigars
Mf Watchmaker and jeweler.
vatenes, CIock Jewelry, SpcUcle.
tiall blu-k trom Summit St
-nt t. TOLEDO OHIO.
Special euro will be taken with the
repair of all kinds of Watches, docks
FREDERICK 0. AVERLLL.
AND COUNSELOR AT-LAW.
818 8pltzer Building,
Home Phone 1490.
Dr. A. H. BAB000K
jJCjIN HO J. .
Successor to Ur. E, D. Wl' eld,
PERRY8BURQ. - OHIO.
fi bra ill Bisks.
Our agency now carries all kinds of
Insurance Risks and can 8unnlv Poll.
cles in the most reliable companies for
Safe and Miscellaneous burg
lary, Plate Glass, Steam Boilers.
In the Fidelity and Casualty Oo.
Wo will Bupply you with security on
bonds in the American Surety Co.
C. A. POWERS
PAID DP CAPITAL, JSO.OOO 00
entrusted to us. Your account will
time to think it over, and decide what
you .prices, ffe buy in carload lots and
WAS IT SUICIDE?
Peculiar Circumstances Surrounding
Death of Young Lady,
' Miss Wilda Sanderson was found
dead last Wednesday in her room'nt
home and tho circumstances surround
ing her death were most peculiar. Her
mother had returned to tho house af
ter an absence of about five minutes
and found the nineteen-year-old girl
lying across the bed. A few seconds
before she was apparently well. Now
sho was lifeless.
A doctor was summoned and on
finding her dead under these peculiar
circumstances, summoned tho Coro
ner who pronounced her death due to
Examination had showed that hor
heart had been pierced by a 22 rifle
ball In tho bedroom where she lay
there was a shotgun and a ilobert riflo.
Tho latter had fallen on the floor and
at first was thought to hayobeon sim
ply jarred and tumbled over; but it is
believed that tho girl shot herself with
the gun. Tho bedroom is very small,
the wall being but a foot from tho
bed, so that the gun might easily
have been used by tho young lady
and then fallen in tho position in
which it was found. No cause is as
signed for the apparent suicide.
Ask Three Years Protection for
Quail and Rabbits.
The following resolutions were
adopted by the Bloomdalo Farmers'
Institute at the 10th annual session
Wo the committee on resolutions at
tho tenth annual farmers' instituto of
Wood county, Ohio, beg leayo to sub
mit tho following:
1. Resolved, that quail and rabbits
bo protected for a period of at least
2. That we have (Stricter banking
laws in the Stato of Ohio.
S. That all county officials, or any
officer compensated by the state or
county, work under a salary.
4. That wo are iu favor of laws be
ing enacted to prohibit tho pardoning
of criminals, given life sentences, from
b. That wo aro in favor of tho re
peal of tho inheritanco law.
That a copy of those resolutions bo
sent to our repiesontatlye, and that
he do all in his power for the further
ance of the aboyo measures.
Stomach Troubles and Constipation.
"Chamberlain's Stomach and LIvor
Tablets aro tho best for stomach
troubles and constipation I havo over
sold," sayB J. R. Cullman, a druggist
ot.Pottervlllo, Mich. They aro easy
to tako and always givo satisfaction.
I tell my customers to try them and
If not satisfactory to como back and
get their money, but have never had a
complaint" ' For salo by Wm. Com
stock ft Son.
DOWNING PAROLE CASE
Duo to Representations from Prom
inent Toledo Citizens.
The Columbus oorrcspbndont of the
Toledo No ws-Boo says:
Tho penitentiary authorities claim
that tho parolo of BUI Downing a
month ago was duo io representations
from many prominent Toledo citi
zens. Theso communications aro on
file, thoy Bay, but thoy refuse to dis
close them. Secretary Cook said Fri
day that it is againBt tho statutes and
tho rules of tho board to disclose any
information, obtained in connection
The Downing caso is not ended, it
is said, Prosecuting Attorney Ladd
of Wood county is Btill hot on the
case and ox-Prosecuting Attorney.
McCelland also is active. Tho latter
says it took him six months to got
Downing to tho penitentiary and that
ho will not rest until he sees him
back to servo out his term.
. Senator Boatty of Bowling Green
says that it.is years since the people
of Wood county havo been so thor
oughly aroused over anything as thoy
are over this parole. They do not hes
itate to Bay that Toledo, through
prominent citizens and politicians
and the polico force, protects crimi-'
nals who prey on the surrounding
country. Senator Beatty is confident
that the last has not been heard of
tho Downing caso.
The Secretary's Explanation.
Secretary Cook said: "There has
been more protest oyer tho Downing
case than oyer anything tho board
has dono for years, but it all camo
after tho parolo was granted and tho
matter was out of tho hands of tho
board. Tho prisoner came before tho
board duly reccommended by tho of
ficials of the penitentiary, his request
for parole had been duly advertised
in two papers of opposite politics in
the county in which ho was con
victed. "Many letters recommending tho
parole were received, most of them
from Toledo, where Downing lived.
Tho board did not know any reason
why the parole should not bo granted
and there was no opposition from any
source until too lato.
"Ho was cautioned as to his violent
temper. He was told that if ho was
found gambling or entering into a sa
loon or engaging in any occupation
that would tako him to saloons, or
lived any lite other than that of a law
abiding citizen, he would be recalled
to tho penitentiary and bis good timo
forfeited. Ho accepted his parole on
In connection with tho refusal to
make public the names of thoso who
asked for Downing's release, Clerk
Cook pointed to tho statue which pro
vides that the board shall make in
quiries but shall not-divulge tho
source of such information. It was
pointed oat that there was nothing
forbidding tho giving out of the
names of petitioners, and the clerk
said it was contrary to the orders of
The samo section of the statue pro
vides that no ono shall appear before
the board to, urge the parole and tho
News-Bee asked whether any did bo
appear. Tho answer was thtt two or
tbreo men wore present but ho did
not recall tho names and they wore
not paid attorneys, as contemplated
by the statue.
Tho parolo cannot bo recalled, the
clerk claims, except through viola
tion of its provisions?
FIRST DEGREE MURDER.
Martin KIrby was arraigned bo
foro Justico Ncarlng Friday afternoon
and returned to tho county Jail with
out bail to await the action of tho
When asked by Squire Ncarlng
what ho wanted to do ho replied: "I
want to walvo examination and bo
bound over to tho grand Jury."
"I supposo you know," Bald tho
Justico "sinco Thornton is dead, tho
naturo of tho chargo and that you will
bo held without ball?"
"Yea sir, I do," said Klrby, with
perfect composuro, and whllo ho
knows tho chargo against him is for
murder in tho first degree, bis nervo
never deserts him.
$1000 REWftRD OFFERED
For the Arrest and Conviction of
The following bill has been sont
broadcast throughout the county by
Ono Thousand Dollars Reward will
bo paid by the Commissioners of
Wood County, Ohio, or Two Hundred
and Fifty Dollars each, for tho arrest
and conviction of tho following do
scribed persons who murdered Mar
shall Frank Thornton at Perrysburg,
Ohio, December28th, 1905.
No. 1. Short, height 5-3, ago 28
years, smooth face, light blonde hair,
had been trimmed lately, white shirt
and collar, four-in-hand tio.
No. 2. Ago 20 years, weight 155 or
-160, full face, fair complected, fine
head of hair and parts samo in center,
bad on new shoes, dark coat andjest,
soft shirt and golf cap, light string
No. 3. Age 25 years, smooth thin
j face, height 5 ft. G in., weight HO,
blue overcoat voivot collar, white col
lar, dark string tio, good black suit,
black soft hat, brown hair.
No. 4. Age 25 years, weight 135,
height 5-7, hair sandy red, slim,
smooth face, sallow complexion, dark
overcoat, plush cap, dark suit, cut
away coat, shoes well worn, soft shirt,
when walking ho bends body forward.
Wire all information at my expense.
W. S. REESE, Sheriff.
Bowling Green, O., January 4, 1906.
Organize and Hold First Meeting
of New Year.
The township Board of Education
held their first mooting of the year
and transacted miscellaneous busi
ness. Members present were Messrs.
Haas, Harvey, Grolle, Neiderhouse
and Schramm and Clerk Bowers.
S. Phillips tendered his resigna
tion. The Board then proceeded to tho
election of President. Mr. Neider
house declinod to sorve as President
and the Board then elected Jacob H.
Schramm by tho following vote:
Ayes, HaaB, Haryey, Grollo and
Neiderhouse; Schramm not voting.
By unanimous vote it was decided
that the Clerks salary should bo
placed at $75 per year.
F. E. Bowers waB unanimously
elected Clerk for tho ensuing year.
Mr. Bowers briefly returned thanks
to tho Board for the honor. '
Tho bond of John Amon as Treas
urer, for 810,000, with John Ault,
George Munger and Mary Amon as
securities was accepted.
The Treasurer's fees was placed at
one per cent, of moneys expended.
One of tho pleasant features of tho
meeting was the speech of Frank M.
Haryey of tho board who said:
Mr. President and gentlemen mem
bers of the honorable Board of Ed
ucation of Porrysburg township:
Ono year ago we met here to tako
tho oath of offico as members of this
board to look after tho welfare of tho
schools of Perrysburg township. " At
tho end of tho year in the discharge of
our duties and our associations we aro
friends and with a high estimation of
each other's honesty, ability and
character. Wo have discharged our
duties prompted by honest convic
tions. Wo have not pleased every
body, but wo havo dono that which
wo believed to bo best for tho largest
number of tho citizens of tho town
ship, and jvo have dono nothing that
wo nood look back upon with regret
and I congratulate the citizens of tho
township in securing men of your in
tegrity to look after tho interests of
Continuing Mr. Harvoy said: Mr.
(Continued on Eighth Pago.)
A Hard Lot
of troubles to contend with, spring
frbra a torpid liver and blockaded
bowels, unless you awaken them to
their proper action with Dr. tving's
Now Llfo Pills; tho pleasantest and
most offoctlvo euro for Constipation.
Thoy prevent appendicitis and tono
up tho system. 25c at Comstock &
Son's drug store.
PASSING OFj PIONEER
One of the First Settlers of Wood
Robert Slowart, 87 years old, died
at his homo in B. G., Jan. 3, after a
ton days' illness from acute Bright's
disease. Tho funeral was hold at his
homo Saturday morning, and inter
ment made in Scotch Ridge.
Mr. Stewart was ono of a parly of
Scotchmen who camo to this county
in 183-1, from Glasgow, Scotland, ar
riving in Now Yoilc City and thence
making their way up tho Hudson river
and through tho Eriocanal to Buffalo,
where thoy shipped on tho old lake
steamer William Penn for Cleveland.
At that city thoy Bocured a schooner
and. sailed up Lake Erie to what is
now Toledo, whero thoy woro be
calmed and wore forced to propel the
boat to Perrysburg with long sweops
cut from tho woods that bordered the
Mr. Stewart located a short timo af
ter arriving at what is now Scotch
Ridge, and spent seventy-two yenrs of
his life in this county. Ho was well
versed in tho history of this part of
tho stato from the time ho landed
here until his death. Ho was tho
father of twelvo children, nino of
whom aro living. His first wife died
in 1882, and was buried in Scotch
Ridge, and his second wifo died four
years ago, and is buried at Rising Sun.
NOTICE TO HORSE OWNERS
Having started a horse shoeing shop
located on Main St. ilrst door noith of
Railroad, I am prepared to do first-class
work on your horses, farm horses, driv
ers, and track horses shod in a scien
tific manner. All faulty gaited horses
corrected. I have come to stay conse
quently I guarantee all my work to give
perfect satisfaction. Resp'y Yours,
James W. Hassett,
4tf Perrysburg, Ohio
W. P. SCOTT IMPROVING.
He Is Able to Be About on Crutches,
W. P. Scott, who was shot whllo
doing his duty as Deputy Marshal the
night Marshal Thornton lost his llfo,
Is Improving and Is able to ho about
town by the aid of a pair of crutches.
Tho bullet which a still imbedded
In the bones of his anklo Joint, gives
him considerable pain, but ho hopes
to -havo It removed ai soon as poj
slble. Ho went to Bowling Green Wednes
day to give his testimony before tho
grand Jury and to get a look at Martin
Klrby, who Is now held as ouo of tho
party who did tho shooting. Scott
says thero Is no doubt thafKIrby Is
one of tho gang.
Everybody who Is familiar with tho
case expresses the hope that Scott
may soon, recover tho uso of his foot.
W. O. W. BAND CONCERT.
Tho people of Perrysburg and vi
cinity will bo given an opportunity to
enjoy an excellent musical entertain
ment at tho town hall on Fxlday oven
ing, January 19, 100G, at tho concert
given by and for tho benefit of the
W. O. W. band with the assistance
of local talent.
Tho following excellent program
will bo rendered:
Mandolin Solo Miss Ailcen Tru
dcau. Overture Orchestra.
Clarionet Duet Leon and Harry
Selection Band. ,
Vocal Solo Mrs. Pat Dowllng.
Piano Solo Miss Amelia Pfister.
Trombone Solo 0. A. Cliappell.
Tho program piomtses a flno enter
tainment and tho prlco of admission
boing only 10 and 20 cents, should
fill tho house.
Twenty Year Battle.
"I was a loser In a twenty year bat-
tio with chronic piles and malignant
sores until I tried Bucklcn's Arnica
Salvo, which turned tho tide, by cur
ing both, till not a trace remains,"
writes A. M. Bruco, of Farmvlllo, Va.
Best for old Ulcors, Cuts, Burns and
! Wounds. 2Go at Comstock & Son'o,
Concerning Various People and Parts
of Wood County.
Wood county's court houso and jail
aro to bo heated with hot water fr:m
tho Central heating plant o B. G.
Tho county commissioners havo ac
cepted tho plana and specifications
submitted and tho work of installing
tho .now systom will bo commenced as
soon as possible. It will bo arranged
so as to bo taken oyer by tho county
if a separato plant should over bo
At tho uext session of tho legis
lature a rovision of tho school code
rolativo to tho number of examina
tions to bo hold for teachers during
tho year. At present thero aro twelvo
and tho expense to tho stato is very
heavy, thero boing instances whero
but one person nppearcd for examina
tion and tho cost thirty-lour dollars.
It is thought that six examinations iu
each county per year is amply suffi
cient to take caro of all tho applicants.
Tho infirmary boaul has organized
by electing S. B. Rinker, president,
and Leslie Stacy, secretary. J. II.
Whitacre, tho new member of tho
board, took his place with tho other
protectors of tho poor, and judging
from his past recoul as a business
man and a citizen, he will prove a
Miscellaneous News from Neighbor
ing Towns and Country,
Dist. 5, Middletou Twp., Jan. 9, '00
Supt. J. H. Bowman made his reg
ular call at tho school Friday. Misses
Cora Weidner and Bertha Schaller
also visited tho school Friday after
noon. The old proverb, "Mighty oaks from
little acorns grow," is verified in Dist.
5 school library. From ouo book in
September tho nuiibor of books has
increased until today woaro tho proud
owners of G2 volumes. Wo hopo to
raise tho number to 100 beforo tho
end of tho school year. Tho box so
cial Wednesday, Jan. 17, will, it is
hoped, enable us to do this without
calling for more assistance. At any
rato this social will be our last call on
tho pockets of tho people.
The report for last week dhows 15
out of 20 scholars iu tho red list
which is tho highest deportment list.
Four went down to tho blue list and
ono was so nusfortunato as to go
down as far ns tho white list.
Hobart, Jan. 9, 00
ChaB. Puso and family visited J.
Puse and family of Stony Ridge, Sun
day. John Rheim and family and Miss
Meffett usitcd Bert Mandcll and fam
Mrs. Fred Binniker called on Mrs.
Fred Snyder Sunday afternoon.
Goo. Snyder and family visited Ed.
Mandoll and family Sunday.
Chas. Swartz and wifo, Miss Addie
Swnrtz and Edward Nietz wero guests
of John Bench and family Sunday.
Elmor and Ralph Swartz called on
( Continued on Fourth Pago.)
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A Cronm of Tartar Powdor,
froo from alum or phoo-
ROYAL BAKINO POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
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