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PEEEYSBUEO, WOOD 00., 0., THURSDAY, DEOEMBEE 14, 1916.
$1.00 IN ADVANOE-HO. 43
TWO FIREMEN KILLED
Concerning Nothing Very Serious
But Worthy of Thought.
Services for Next Sunday in
Several Perryaburg Churches.
Boating on the Beautiful Maumee
About Forty Years Ago.
Regular Meeting Postponed to
Thursday," December 21.
One Badly Injured When Roof
Collapses in Toledo.
Items Concerning Various Depart
ments of the Public Schools
The Deutschland is reported as
having arrived safely at her home
port in Bremen. Some skipper
that man Koenig!
"Advico to young women" is
tho heading of a newspaper arti
cle. How foolish 1 Who ever
heard of a young woman who
wanted advice? Most of 'em know
too much already.
As war becomes more efficient
it becomes more barbarous.
fWo envy the man who can af
ford to strike.
Putting a certain well known
one term plank on the market has
4iiot lowered the price of lumber.
It's pretty hard for those allied
steamers to know just how to act
when accosted by a submarine. If
they should run, the stranger
would at once exercise his right
of shooting at them; if they should
hold their ground, as it were, and
look him in tho face, he would
construe it as'potential resistance,
and act accordingly.
The ignorance of a lawyer isn't
bliss for his client.
Many a man who pretends to
look for work looks the wrong
A man's headache seems a lot
worse when he had no fun acquir
Wood county carried off tho
first Ohio prize at the big Land
Show in Toledo this week.
SELECT CAPABLE MEN.
Troy township fanners have
selected E. G. Baker as president
and G. W. Brown as secretary anl
treasurer of the township organi-
zation which is to be a part of the
Wood County Improvement As
sociation. HURT AT STONE QUARRY.
Fred Eilert was seriously in
ured Saturday afternoon, at the
stono quarry north of Luckey,
when the support gave way inl
raising stone on the bank and he
fell backward into the quarry.'
His hip is injured and body badly
WRECK ON C. H. & D.
Traffic over the C. H. & D. rail
road in Perrysburg was held up
three hours Monday morning, be
cause of a freight wreck.
Five cars, loaded with iron ore,
were derailed a quarter mile south
of the Perrysburg station, and two
rolled in the ditch. The track was
torn up for 200 feet.
The C. H. & D. passenger trains
had to detour over the T. & O. C.
Good for Constipation.
Chamberlain's Tablets are excellent
for constipation. They are pleasant
to take and mild and gentle in effect.
R. P. BARTON,
Both Phones Main Twenty-seven
NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR AUTO SERVICE.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles.
906 Monroe St. Toledo, Ohio.
Near Michigan Street.
Special care will be taken with tho
repair of all kinds of Watches, Clocks
DR. B. KINSLEY
X) . 2sTT 1ST
Office Hours: 8 to 11 a. m.; 1 to
B p. m.
Otic upstairs corner Second
and Main Stotta,
December J.7, 1916.
Sabbath School at 9:30 a. m.
Lesson subject, "Tho Holy City,"
as subjects. This month they are
Morning preaching service at
Junior Endeavor 'at 2 :30 p. m.
Leader, Miss Florenco Mawer.
This will be an hour of special
interest Sunday afternoon.
Senior Endeavor meeting at
6:30 p. m. Evening service at
ZOAR LUTHERAN CHURCH.
Zoar Lutheran Church, P.
Kluepfel, Pastor Sunday, Decem
ber 17th, third Sunday in Advent.
Sunday school at 9:00; English
service at 10:00; Luther League
meeting at 7 :00. The play "The
Old District School," given under
the auspices of the Luther League,
will be repeated in the near future,
as there were many who wished to
attend but were unable because
every bit of room was taken. The
league also takes this means to
thank the people for their liberal
patronage. Bible school every
Saturday at 9 :00.
Rev. Daniel: Carter, D. D., Pastor.
Services Sunday, December 17,
Sunday School, 9 :00 a. in.
Public worship, 10:30 a. m.
Public worship, 7 -.00 p. m.
Sermon subjects : Morning,
"The Holy City; evening,
"Them That Are Without."
If it is desired and requested
the Epworth League will meet at
6:00 p. m. Subject, "Tho Prayer
That Changes Things." Topic,
"The Conditions to Answered
Prayers." Dan. 10 :12. Luke 11 :5
10. lames 5:16).
Prayer meeting Thursday eve
ning 7 :30 p. m.
Choir meeting, Friday evening,
8 :00 p. m.
Services for Sunday, December
Sunday School, 9:00 o'clock.
Lesson subject, "The Holy City."
Rev. 21 :l-4, 22-27. C. C. Leydorf,
superintendent. A helpful hour
for young and old.
At 10:30, prayer service, in
charge of John Tovey.
At 2 :30, Junior J. P. A.
At 6:30, Senior Christian En
Continued on editoria page .
Painful Coughs Relieved.
Dr. King's New Discovery is a sooth
ing, healing remedy for coughs and
colds that has stood the test of nearly
fifty years. For that cough that strains
the throat and saps the vitality, try
Dr. King's New Discovery. The sooth
ing pine balsams and mild laxative in
gredients soon drive the cold from the
system. Have a bottle on hand for
winter colds, croups, grippe and bron
chial affections. At your druggist, 50c.
Henfling Bldg. . 310ConantSt
Reasonable Prices and Best Work
Office hours 8 to 12 a. m. and
1 to 5 p. m. Bell Phono.
FREDERICK C. AVERILL
818 Spitzer Building
Among the most enthusiastic
hoatmen of our town during the
years from 1874 to 1880 was John
Zurfluh, the watchmakar and jew
eler, Sir. Zurfluh was tho owner
of a fine largo boat, also he had a
fine large family, and nearly every
evening during the summer time
he in company with several mem
bers of his family would spend
hours after the heat of the day on
the bosom of the Maumee.
In the early seventies the writer
was the proud possessor of an un
divided one-half interest of ouo of
tho "boats" on tho river. This
boat was not a fancy boat at all.
No, indeed. On the contrary, it
was far from it, being only a few
boards nailed together, and in its
graceful lines and general shape
it resembled a huge coffin more
than anything else. My chum and
myself bought this boat, a pair of
oars, and a padlock and chain from
a boy named Ed. Willard for the
sum total of 75 cents in good hard
earned cash. Sure it was a bar
gain, and when we a rowing went
one of us' would have all he could
do in bailing out the water with a
tin can. But the fun we had, and
the scares we threw into some of
the other boys when we had them
aboard our little craft fully repaid
us for our proprietorship. But in
a few years later I became the sole
proprietor of a sure-enough row
boat. This boat was about fifteen
feet long, with two pairs of oars
and a rudder, and many happy
hours were spent by me and some
of our family and friends on sum
mer evenings in this fair little
craft on the dear old Maumee.
Boat racing was considered a
very popular and healthy sport in
the seventies, and nearly every city
and town in Michigan and north
ern Ohio on a river where the
boating was fine had its enthus
iastic oarsmen and a boat club.
There were three or four of them
in Toledo at one time. A boat
club was formed in Perrysburg
along about 1S74 or 1S75 by some
of the leading men of the town.
The name' given to this club was
"Neried." Where they got the
name iroin I never did learn. The
club started out in a very enthus
iastic manner, and in a short time
were the. owners of a very fine up-
to-date 10-oared racing barge, with
sliding seats, etc., built by the Hep-
burns, or Toledo. Some of the
leading members of this club were
Harry Hotchkiss, Will J. Parks,
Fred Eberly, Tess Oblinger, Simon
Uirth, and Jas. Timmons. Among
the other young men of the town
of that period who I think were
members of the Neried Boat Club,
but as to whom my memory is not
sine are Henry A. Ross, Ed. G.
Beach, Charlie Creps, Ed. D. Lock,
L. M. Wilson, Nat Callard, George
Crook, Freeland Powers, Ed. Er
win, Cal Shepler, Chauucy Taylor,
and Will Miller.
The members of the club put in
many hours of heavypraetice row
ing in the effort to' make them
selves proficient in the art. The
old red warehouse on the dock at
the foot of Louisiana Avenue was
used as a, boat, house. The Neir
ieds had their lOpared barge and
crew entered in the boat races held
in connection with the big cen
tennial 4th Of July celebration in
Toledo in 1876. If my memory
serves me right they brought home
third prize, crews from Saginaw,
Mich., and Wyandotte, Mich., tak
ing respectively first and second
prizes. Practice rowing and in
terest in tho" club began to wane in
1878, and it was not a very long
time after that the, club -was dis
banded. Tho barge was eventu
ally disposed of in 1880 to an ath
letic club composed of members of
the Toledo police force. They
came up after their purchase on a
Sunday afternoon, and there was
quite a crowd of amateur oarsmen
and others on hand to bid the old
barge good bye.
In the late seventies the late E.
D. Lock, C. O. Bisbee, and several
others wercrthe owners of a very
fiuo G-oared pleasure barge called
tho "Ripple." This was a very
swell boat, with upholstered 'scats,
and was up-to-dato in every way,
having been built to special order.
This boat was vised for pleasure
"The regular meeting of the
Civic Association which was to bo
held this (Thursday) evening, De
cember 14, has been postponed un
til Thursday, December 21, at the
Election of the bonrd of direc
tors will be held and other matters
of importance will receive atten
tion. Every citizen is invited to at
tend this meeting.
Track Worker Fell Off Hand Car
Narrowly Escaping Death.
On Friday, last while Harold
McOann, a member of the crew of
colored men who have been work
ing on the tracks of tho C. II. &
D. R. R. here, was riding a hand
car he fell backward from the
car, which passed over his body.
He was brought to the Rlieinfrank
hospital for attention.
His spine is injured and he is
in a serious condition, but hope is
entertained for his recovery.
SCOTT' HI WON.
The Bean Eaters Were No Match
for the Toledo Boys.
Scott Hi football team of Toledo
journeyed over to Bostontown and
played the Haverhill team who
were considered tho champs of
Scott boys were too much for
the bean eaters and cleaned them
by a score of 13 to 0.
riding exclusively. After a few
years the original owners sold it
to several younger people, who
after using it a couple of seasons
disposed of it to Toledo parties.
ihere were several racmsr boats
built in these years intlie Burg.
One that I distinctly remember
was a "two-oared shell," as they
were called, built by George A.
Bassett, at that time engaged in
the art preservative of arts" in
the Journal office. As George us
ually did everything in.a thorough
manner, he had a fine racing craft
with graceful lines when the boat
was completed. And he put in
many hours of diligent practice in
rowing to make of himself a pro
ficient oarsman. Another two-
oared shell was built at about the
same time by Hurley West. This
one was ot a somewhat difterent
pattern, and was made of canvas
stretched over a wooden frame.
Harley also was for a time an en
thusiastic oarsman, and did not
mind it at all when he "caught a
crab" and was capsized in his little
There were several other boats
built for racing in the Burg, but
they were not much of a success
as such, and were soon discarded
as racers. The two mentioned
above were the best of their kind
owned in the Burg, and were a
credit to their owners and builders.
There was a genius lived in our
town for a few years in the late
seventies. He camo from St. Cath
erines, Out., and his name was D.
W. Camp. He was short, thick
set, very dark complexioned, and
always wore a plug hat, and a pipe.
He kept bachelor's hail in a room
on Hio second floor of where Mun-
ger's meat market now is. ne
Avns a genius, all right, also a trifle
eccentric. lie had his jig saw in
one corner of the room, his stove in
another corner, his bed in still an
other corner, "and his dressing
table in the other corner. Well,
this genius was going to revolu
tionize boating on tho river. He
equipped an ordinary row boat
with a pair of paddle wheels,
which were propelled with a crank.
His schemo was not successful,
however, for several reasons. It
took altogether too much power to
propel the boat in this manner, and
tho churning of the wheels, though
covered with boxes, threw water
all over the occupants of the boat.
One or two trips over to Garden
Island finally convinced Camp that
his schemo of navigation with a
hand propelled side-wheel boat
was a dismal fuilure.
1 (Continued nest week.)
On Monday morning fire was
discovered in the Paddock Mer
chandise Company's building in
While working in the building
three firemen were buried beneath
the debris of the roof and stock
from two floors which collapsed;
For several hours Iloseman
Henry Pratt was pinned under the
iieavy timbers with a 10-ineh
spike penetrating his back. lie
was conscious and although suf
fering intensely, directed the fire
men how to reach him.
Slowly tire men cut away tim
bers and removed iron rods which
held him fast. As soon as his head
was uncovered physicians gave
him attention until he was finally
removed to the hospital. IIi con
dition is serious and lijs escape
irom instant dcatli is remarkable..
Captain Edward Welch and!
Driver Al. Urie were instantly,
killed. ' !
The total financial loss will I
amount to about $100,000, of
which Paddock Hodge Co. will
sustain the larger part.
The building was located on St.
Clair street, near the alley between
Monroe and Jefferson.
WAY CAMP, W. O. W.
Way Camp W. O. W. elected the
following ocers for the ensuing
P. C. C II. Sawyer.
C. C. Frank Sprague.
Lieut. Adv. Win. P. Seott.
Olerk Ward C. Hanson.
Banker George Leatherer.
Escort W. Rhodes.
Watchman Benj. Thornton.
Sentry Art. Thornton.
Managers Fred Wellstead, 3
years, Thos. Tinney, 2 years.
Physicians Drs. M. II. and I. S.
Installation on Saturdav eve
ning, January G, 1917, All sover
eigns are cordiallv invited to at
Inactivity Causes Constipation.
Lack of exercise in the winter- is a
frequent cause of constipation. You
feel heavy, dull and listless, your com
plexion is sallow and pimply, and en
ergy at low ebb. Clean up this condi
tion at once with Dr. King's New Life
Pills, a mild laxative that relieves the
congested intestines without griping. A
close oeiore retiring will assure you a
full and easy movement in the morn
ing. 25c at your druggist.
ni to join ousc
COME IN. WE WILL TELL
YOU HOW TO BO IT
DEPOSIT 5 OR 10 CENTS THE FIRST WEEK AND
INCREASE YOUR DEPOSIT 5 OR 10 CENTS EACH WEEK
AND NEXT CHRISTMAS YOU WILL HAVE$63.75 OR$127.60.
HELP YOUR CHILDREN TO JOIN; IT WILL TEACH
THEM TO SAVE AND SUCCEED.
IN 50 WEEKS:
1-CENT CLUB PAYS $ 12.75
2-CENT CLUB PAYS 25.50
5-CENT CLUB PAYS 63.75
10-CENT CLUB PAYS 127.50
YOU CAN DEPOSIT 25 OR 50 CENTS, OR $1.00 OR
MORE EACH WEEK.
COME IN WE WILL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT.
COME IN AND GET A CHRISTMAS BANKING CLUB
IF PAYMENTS ARE NEVER IN ARREARS WE PAY
FOUR PER CENT INTEREST ON ALL CHRISTMAS CLUB
ij (Etifeenjs lanlmtg (Emripmnj
IBIS OUJKST BANK IN WOOD COUNTY
There were 31 pupils in the
sixth grade who were neither ab
sent nor tardy tho past month.
Tlie pupils of the sixth grade
are writing some very fine original
stories, using tho monthly virtues
as subpects. This month they wv
writing on Thoroughness.
The seventh grade pupils have
finished their free-hand colored
maps of South America, with
splendid results. The parents are
invjted to come and inspect them.
Melvin Sutter spelled the school
down for tho six weeks.
Tho girls won on the written
spelling for the six weeks.
Everyone appreciates Miss Fish
er's presence in her usual place.
There were 10 in the second
grade avIioi were- neither absent
nor tardy last week.
The pupils of the third grade
numbered 20 who were neither ab
sent nor tardy.
The pupils of the fourth grade
receiving honors in spelling down
the school last Friday were Mary
Alice Brown, Beatrice Mericle,
Gertrude Braun, Eunice Davis,
Raymond Bateman and Helen
Snyder. There were 23 pupils
who were neither absent nor tardy.
Our Christmas program is being
prepared by Beatrice Merich, Ger
trude Brown, Mary Alice Brown
and Marion Stephan.
Miss Fischer appreciates very
much the kind and solicitous let
ter received from Nina May last
The basket ball teams were
organized and the following of
ficer were elected : Mr. Sullivan,
faculty manager; Arthur Mcin
tosh, assistant manager; Carrie
Craine, captain of the girls' team;
Helen Anion, cheer leader; Wil
liam Budd, captain of the boys'
team, and Clias. Hoffman, cheer
The Seniors will give their an
nual party Friday evening in the
auditorium. The entertainment
committee consists of Maude
Doren, Carol Wagner and Howard
Witzler, and the refreshment com
mittee consists of Janice Leydori
Leona Uthoff and William Rudd.
A healthy man is a king in his own
right; an unhealthy man an unhappy
slave. For impure blood and sluggish
liver use Burdock Blood Bitters. On
the market 35 years. $1.00 a bottle.
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