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PERRYSBURG, WOOD CO., 0., FltiDp, SEPTEMBER 4. 1908.
VOL LVI.-ED. L. BLUE, Publisher,
$1.00 IN ADVANCE, NO, 27
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R. P. BARTON,
UNDERTAKER, (perrysburg.XoIQ
Phonos Office, Main 117; Residence, Main 27
Of War Pictures, Curiosities, and
Relics.
ConiRlnok & Sons havoon exhibition
in tlio window or their 6toreouo of tho
most iiniqii'i collections of wnr pictures
and relies ovijr gotten together in tlio
Stato. Among tho articles is a file
simile or tho program used at Ford's
Theatre in Washington on tho night
of tho assassination of President Lin
coln; a photo ol tho engine captured
and used by tho Mitchell Raiders in
their nUumpt to destroy tho Western
(Continued on Pago -I)
Harsh physios react, weaken tlio
bowels, cause chronic constiii.ition.
Doun'tf Regulots opcrato easily, tono
tlio stomach, cure constipation. 2uc.
Ask your druggist for tlioni.
IB d?B V
Funeral Director
Perrysburg, O.
Bell or Home
DR. J. M. M0RG-AN,
0HBONI0 DISEASES
V 't Eloctrjo and X Kay Work
,'T Wb. W, ."iio NrohoiiinBliv.?.
Tor. MikUmiii & Union Sli-. TOI.UDO.
R. A. RUSK, ,
General Auctioneer .
Livo Stock A. Speciality i
Well posted in alt lines of goods. '
Ask tboso for whom wo hav- had sales
phones, Olliee No. 7, Residence 87. ;
Maujikk, O.
JOHN H. O'LEARY,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR
AT LAW
Suite 1112 Nicholas Building,
TOLEDO, OHIO.
Phones, Main 1522
D K. Hollenbeok,
ATTORN EY-AT-LAW,
General Collector and Real Estate
AQenl.
Titles Investigated and abstracts
furnished on application. Notary In
office.
PERRYSBURG. OHIO.
F.Eueene R,heinfrank
ATTORNEY AND
COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
f:i2-r.:!:! topitzer llitilding,
TOLEDO, OHIO.
Homo Phone 1100
-John Zurfiuh-
PUAGTICAL
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
Dealer In
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles,
Half Hlock from Summit St.
313 Monroe St. Toledo, OHIO.
Special care will bo taken with tlio
repair of all Kinds of Watches, Clocks
ui.d Jowchy.
FREDERICK C. AVERILL
ATTORNEY
AND COUNSELOR-AT-LAW,
813 Spitzer Building,
TOLEDO, OHIO.
Home Phone 1490.
jaaTWlTMIMMM
EASTERN DRY CLEANING WORKS.,
TOLEDO, O.
TOLEDO'S LEADINQ CLEANERS AND DYERS OF
Ladies and Gentlemens Garments.
Wo pay express charges one way for orders of $1.50 or over.
Maumee Agency, James Kerr. Perry sbqrg Agen
cy, Maumee Laundry. Waterville Agency,
B. Mills
TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES.
AW.UJST, 22, 1fl03.
'I he Titir.teos met thin day pursuant
to adjournment. Members presents.
J. Orcift. Miiitin Aull, Win. Jhosaia
with Philip Wetzel, twp. cleric.
The minutes ol" the last meeting were
rend and approved.
The following claims were, ordered
paid :
F. Stickles, r'dm'n Conklln d'h
Aaron Iviiull. "
(3. .1 Urossia, labor
Lewis Limmer "
Phil. Wetzel, services on ditch
Wm. Skinner, labor
James Conk, livery. Wendell
; 1 00
I 00
II 12
21 70
0 70
75
:i no
i m. F llrossia, services as trus. 20 00
Martin Ault ' 20 00
H A. Lrnilerhill livery services 8 2."
$120 82
fl,08f. S8
12(1 S2
hTATKMKNT.
On hand August, 1"
Kxponditii es
$3,857 00
The Clerk was instructed to notify
WSTZLi
B 1 A.BS.Htil
and Embalmer
Tontogany, O.
Phone No. i.
Mr. Davis to repair the pump at Dist.
No. 7 School House, also Henry Slier
man. to complete tho Lime City ditch.
... r;-'ST. J0Hfi"APPOINT;Epf;--
Dr. C. S. St. John oE fowling Green,
h.is been appointed a member of the
board of pension examiners to 111) the
vacancy caused by tho death of Dr. G.
15. Spencer. The board as now con
stituted is composed of Dr. It J.
Simon, Dloomdale, and Mrs. M. A.
AIcKendreo and Dr. C. S. St. John,
Howling Green.
T
Parents will save themselves both
trouble unci expense by puicliasing
110 school books for their children un
til thoy receive notice from teacher or
Superintendent.
Pupils should bring tbo text books
which thoy used last year oven if thoy
do not want them for their own uso,
thoy may hayo an opportunity to Hell
them.
Children who will bo of school ago
(6 years) prior to tlio Christmas holi
days will bo admitted Sept. S. This
is ilono in order that tho beginners
may start together.
Tho Siiporintoiulant wishes to meet
all tiio teachers at 1 o'clock Soptem
bur 7 in tho High School room.
D. A. IIaylok, Supt.
How to get Strong.
P. .7. Daly, of 1217 W Congress St.,
Chicago, tells of a way to become
stiong: Ho says: "My mother, who
is old and was very feeble, is deriving
so much benollt from Electric Bitters,
that 1 feel it's my duty to tell those
who need a tonic and strengthening
medicine about it. Jn my mother's
case a marked gain in flesh lias result
ed, insomnia lias been overcome, and
she Is steadily growing stronger."
Iilectric Hitters quickly remedy stom
ach, liver and kidney complaints.
Sold under guarantee at Wm. Com
atock it Sou's drug store. 50c.
STORY OF FORT MEIGS
How a
Handful I of Bravo
Defended It.
Men
Tho following story of Ft. Molgs
was compiled' by G. W. Evors and re -
contly published in book form:
Brevet Llcut.-Colonel Eleazer D.
Wood, Captain of the Corps of Engl-
nccrs, U. S. Army, and in honor of
whom Wood county was named, was
with Gen. Harrison at Ft Meigs as
r-onstruetlmr Qiiirlneor. eontlnuod with
lug engineer, continued with
Into Canada and was finally
Harrison
killed at Eric. lie has left a most
Interesting journal of tho scenes and
Incidents In which he participated in
tho Northwestern campaign of 1812
13. Tho student of history is much
Indebted to lJrevet Major General
George W. Cullum, Colonel of the
Corps of Engineers U. S. Army, for
rescuing from oblivion and giving to
the world tho journal of this brave"
officer, and from which the following
synopsis can not fail to prove of much
interest:
Major General William 11. Harrison
having been appointed to the com
mand of the Northwestery army, ar
rived at Upper Sandusky early in
January, 1S13, with two brigades of
MUltla, together with a few regulars
and volunteers in all about 1,500
men. This force was denominated the
right wing of the army. The object
was to establish the security of the
Nortlovestern frontier, by expelling
the invaders from our territory.
A large portion of the troops were
on dally duty, in building blockhouses
and store-houses. About the 12th, tho
artillery came into camp, and largo
quantities of- every kind of supplies
were constantly arriving. Thus Up
pot Sandusky was established as tho
principal depot of the army. That
place Is 70 miles from the Itapids on
tho Maumee. Between these two
places is almost an entire marsh, a
sunken, miry region known as tho
Black Swamp, covered with water
that can scarcely be. passed at any
!jer-,yjua..tlvu. J$ HlfiL suqmsr.r,
nildalocoi winter after Us waters are
sufficiently frozen to bear tho trav
eler. Tho Itaplds of the Maumee aro
about 18 miles from Lako Erie, GO
from, Fort Wayne, 3C from the River
Itaisin and 78 miles from Detroit.
Gen. Winchester, in command of tho
left wing of the army, was directed
to take tho route of Fort Wayne for
strengthening that point. Parties
had been sent ahead from Upper San
dusky to open roads, bridge creeks,
and prepare the way as much as pos
sible. The artillery had already ar
rived and been sent on towards tho
Rapids.
When General Harrison reached
the Itapids, ho had the pain and .mor
tification to meet the fugitives flying
from the blooay tragedy of the River
Itaisin. Ho at once fell back upon
the Portage River (near Pemberville)
and remained at the Portage from tho
21th of January to the 1st of Febru
ary, when the artillery and reinforce
ments having arrived, tho army re
turned to the Maumee.
There General Harrison, with his
command, encamped on a beautiful
ridge near the footof tho Rapids, on
iho right bank of the river and about
1G0 yards distant from It. The camp
was Situated about two miles nbove
Fort Miami, and about three miles be
low tho site on which General Wayne
gave the Indians such a bitter drub
bing in 1794. It was a wise choice
made by General Harrison and Cap
tains Gratiot and Wood of the en
gineers. Hore lay the army with its
rear to tho river, covered by a con
siderable ravlno in front, which ex
tended around and communicated
with another very deep and wide one,
which passed tho left, and entirely
secured ft.
Hero General Harrison directed
that a camp for 2,000 men should be
laid out and strongly fortified with
block houses, batteries and palisades,
in such mannor as to stand tho test
of British nrtillery. A flue train of
artillery, consisting of nvo 18-pound-ors,
six 12-pounders, six six-pounders
and threo howitzers, together with a
small supply of ammunition, having
arrived in camp, tho little army
brightened hi nppoaranco and began
to feel encouraged.
Tho camp was about' 2,500 yards in
clrcumfercnco which distance with
tho oxcoptlou of several small inter
vals, loft for the block liouses and
batteries, was overy foot picketed
with timber, 15 foot long, from ton to
twelve inpjics in diameter, and sot
three fo't In tho ground. To complete
this picketing, to put up elghtHlock
houses, of doublo timber, to'ctqvato
s;mj
jouriJaiTo batteries, to build nil the
?l Jw m "'fEazinoa required
Wtiio supplies ot tbo army, together
unrje ordinary duties and fatigues
Jqffthc oamp, Wns an undertaking of
no snif.ii magnitude.
I On vo 4th of March Captain Wood
Wn."f' C'Ollt to construct sntnn nflillllnn.
nP wii Us at Lower Sandusky, where
?Mjd sonie '" tayB or more, and
1 thenWirnoa to the Rapids. General
HnrjWhn, foreseeing tho lnmentnhlo
BlUijOto In whirl, the army would
l&JBiSp n ilccount ot the ncar W
lPlSgfiUrhe "mo when the terms of
sglge of many of the militia would
expiry went to Clillllcothe on the Cth
of.-;Maicn( to arrange for supplying
of;;Majch, to arrange
, theiy and to ta
take seasonable
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l"&ft , ' '"' Keuing rcimorcemeni
ot mm' hi
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General Harrison's instructions
"vvereyllsregarded during his absence.
and Rcj'Sress m the work of fortifying
the;ty'ks entirely ceased.
Tpward the latter end of March it
was,,'l6.irned through a trustworthy
"sourcjhat General Proctor hud Issu
ed aJ proclamation directing his mi
litia vto-assemble at Sandwich on the
7th M April, for the purpose of aid
ing hi an expedition against Camp
MelgS It was further learned that
the - principal plan of attack was as
followfc On arriving before tho
camp" fhe Indians were to be immedi
ately, .throwa In our rear, or rather
tbey'vere to Invest the camp, and cut
off afiouce all communication, while
the ' trrops were to be employed on
the ophite side of the river In pre
paring ilia batteries and mounting the
BunsJt3 cannonade and bombard tho
camp--cad that In a very few hours
afier tne batteries were opened upon
tho Americans, they would be com
pelled 'o seek safety by flying to tho
swamps, when the Indians would ac
complish the rest of the engagement.
It was now the 1st of April, when
all were convinced that In a very few
days a visit might be expected from
General Proctor, accompanied by tho
gi eat -Tecumseh and their retinue.
About 150 of the patriotic militia from
Pennsylvania were prevailed on to re
main -flf teen days longer. On the
eighth' '.icut-Colonel Ball, with aioflt
K2
and StiWonrTnTnu-SSBf2: J1.,
nnce.iveiry much, wanted, in tne com
pletin of tho works. Soon after-
warls General Harrison arrived witn
a snail corps of regulars and militia.
Alout the 20th the fifteen days'
voiuiteers from Pennsylvania were
paid off, and permitted to return
hpim. The whole number of troops
in clmp at this time, was, about 1,200
or 1.300, of which not more than 850
were reported fit for duty.
On the 25th the combined British
and Indian forces consisting of 800
militia, 500 regulars and 1,500 Indians,
all under command of General Proc
tor, arrived at the mouth and landed
on the left shore of the Maumee, and
Instautly a party of Indians was
thrown across the river to observe
and watch the conduct of our troops,
should any of them be sent out to re
connoitre, as was tho constant prac
tice. Tho following day Proctor's
army was put in motion, keeping Its
left to the river, and arriving with
the gunboats and batteries, in which
were tho artillery and ordinance
stores, and advanced up until It arriv
ed on the 27th at the old Fort Miami.
The batteaux were at once unloaded
and employed .In conveying the bal
ance of the Indians to our side of tho
river. Tho following night the enemy
broke ground in four different places
and were very industriously employed
until morning, . when their works
showed good progress. When these
works were discovered, our guns
opened upon them and those works
were completely destroyed.
Understanding now the enemy's
plan of attack, and where each of his
batteries were. to be located, and the
particular pbject of each, and know
ing that wo should bo greatly annoyed
by his artillery in our present state,
It became necessary to entrench tho
army entirely anew, and which was
done within tho original lines of the
enmp. , .
Unfortunately we had not been able
to clear tho wood away to a sufficient
distance on our left, of which cir
cumstance tho Indians vory readily
availed themselves, and from the tops
of tho trees, poured into our camps
prodigious showers of musketry. The
distance, 'however, was so great, that
out of tho numerous quantity of balls
poured In, comparatively fow took ef
fect. A1 number of our men were
wounded, notwithstanding, and ren
dered incapable of duty for somo
time.
Tho first thing commenced to shlold
the troops against cannon, was a
trnvprso, about 20 feet base, laid
paraljol with tho river, on "tho most
, (Concluded on 1'ago 8)
MONUMENT UNVEILED AT FORT MEIGS
IN HONOR OF HEROES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN DEFENSE OF
NORTHWEST TERRITORY.
Citizens and veterans from nearly
every state in tlio union gathered at
historic old Fort Meigs on Tuesday to
unveil the magnificent soldiers' monu
ment whieh has been erected tliero and
dedicated to the dead heroes of 1812-1.
The monument is now the property of
: . 3fflfi&
mmh
THE MONUMENT.
the great State of Ohio, having been
turned over to Gov. Andrew L. Harris.
The celebration ot tho event was at
tended by thousands and was ouo of
tho grandest events of tlio kind in tho
history of Porrysbnrg siuco the great
celebration in 1S-10.
The Maumee Valloy Pioneer Associa
tion hold its meeting at tho fort in
tho forenoon, and the meeting was of
unusual interest and attended by an
immense number of people.
In tho afternoon Governor Harris
and his staff, with Gov. A. E. Wilson
of Kentucky, Gov. Robert S. Murphy
of Pennsylvania, and Mu.jor Robort W.
Hunter of "Virginia, Senators .T. I!.
Foraker and Chas. Dick arrived at the
Porrysbnrg dock on tho steamer,
Icssaiiiine, from Toledo and were taken
in automobiles and driven to tlio fort,
viliero the ccieinoiiies of the day oc
curred. Governor Harris was president of the
meeting.
Tho Waterville choir furnished tho
choruses for the programme and thoir
Hinging was of a high order.
Tlio Bowling Groon band enlivened
the occasion with excellent music dur
ing the day, and tho thousands of peo
ple woro pleasantly entertained during
tlio entire day.
Tho meeting of the Pioneers was
addressed by Dr. .1. M. Morgan of
Maumee, and Bennett H. Young of
Kentucky.
Tho old officers were ro-elected.
il. F. Prattt sr., being tho pornian
nt chairman. Justice McDonald,
.Maumee; W. C. Hun Is and .1. 1
t'rny. East Toledo, and A. It. Camp
jell, Bowling Green, vice presidents;
f. M. 'Nolcott, Maumee, secretary:
i(ov J, P. Michaulls, Maumee; Jano
Draper, Toledo; G H. Blakln, Mau
uee; C. N. Ballon and Jacob Kngle-inr-1,
Toledo, executive committee
Altci'iiiion Program.
Tho program of exorcises this aft
ernoon follows:
Call to order by D. K. Hollonbock,
.iresldont Maunice Valloy I'loncor
and Historical Association.
Singing! America Audience; led
by Waterville Chorus choir.
Invocation Fr. J. P. Mlchaells,
Mainiieo.
Introduction of Governor Harris as
president of tho day.
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Singing Watervlllo choir.
Presentation of completed monu
ment on behalf of tho Ft. Molgs com
mission by John B. Wilson, chairman,
and acceptance of same by Governor
Harris.
Address Governor A. E. Wilson,
Kentucky.
Singing Waterville Chorus choir.
Address Lieutenant Govornor
Robert S. Murphy of Johnstown, Pa.
Address Major Robert W. Hunter
of Richmond, Vn.
Address Senator J. B. Foraker ot
Ohio.
Singing Star Spangled Banner
Watervlllo Chorus choir.
Benediction Rov. R. D. Holllng
ton. The Monument.
The monument Is of marblo and
pierces the sky 8 1 feet.
Upon tho base appears thesci In
scriptions: South Side.
9
FORT MIOIGS.
1S12.
This appears In large raised' lot
tors. West Side.
On tho west side appears TUB
SKAL OV TIUO STATK.OF OHIO IN
I1UONZH. The seabis about two feet
in dimensions.
North Side.
On tho north sldo of the baso, In'
raised letters chiseled in tho grnnlto
is this inscription:
"Erected by the Stato of Ohio
in Recognition of tho Services of
tho Gallant men who Defended
Their Country on This Spot."
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Kust Side.
On tho oast eldo and down the
( Continued on Fourth Pago.)
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