VOL. LXIV-ED. L. BLUE, Publisher.
PEREYSBUEG, WOOD 00., Q., THUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, L916.
$1.00 IN ADVAUOE-HO. 45
SHOT 0! BROTHER
CROSSED THE RIVER
Will Reorganize and Incorporate
to Buy .Building.
Services for Next Sunday in
Several Perrysburg Churches.
Little Girl Killed by Accidental
Discharge of Shotgun.
Necessary to Decide the Proper
. . Place For This Child.
Burton C, Harding Voluntarily
Releases Hold on Life.
Items Concerning Various Depart
ments of tho Public Schools
It was a banner meeting last
Thursday night and the association
decided to reorganize and "incor
porate not for profit" but simply
to buy the building which has
been occupied for the past two
Mr. Norman L. Hanson, as ad
ministrator of the estate of Mary
Taylor, offered to give to the as
sociation the resedue of the estate,
as per provision of the will, for the
purchase of the building.
Members signed subscriptions
for almost enough to complete the
A splendid Dutch lunch was
served and greatly enjoyed.
Pipes, cigars and music closed
the evening's session which was
BANK IS CLOSED
Bowling Green, Dec. 2G. At the
Fii-st National bank here this
morning there is posted a notice
that, owing to the dcatli of B. C.
Harding, cashier, it lias been de
cided to make a thorough examina
tion of the bank before opening it
to resume business.
A resolution to this effect, signed
by seven of the directors and
adopted Saturday, is posted.
The resolution closes thus:
"This is done in the interest and
for the protection of the deposi
tors." Nothing definite is given
out as to the time the bank will re
open, but it is believed that it
probably will take a day or two to
receive reports from those banks
in other cities with which it does
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.
MRS. FRANK LOESCH DIES
Mrs. Charlotte Loesch, wife of
Prank Loesch, garage proprietor,
died at the family home in Man
mee at 2:30 Tuesday morning
Mrs. Loesch, who had been in ill
health for 10 years, submitted to
an operation two years ago. She
was 48 years of age and is survived
by six children.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, at 1:30, andthc body
will be placed in the mausoleum, at
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 caro will be taken with the
repair of nil kinds of Watches, Clocks
DR. B. KINSLEY
ID -E UST T? 1ST
Office Hours: 8 to 11 a. m.; 1 to
Office upstairs corner Second
and Main Streets.
Rev. Daniel Carter, D. D. Pas
tor Services Sunday, December
Sunday School, 9 :00 a. m. ; pub
lic worhip, 10:30; a m.; Epworth
League, G :00 p. m. ; public worship,
7 :00 p. m.
"Morning ermon subject: "Tal
ents Used and Unused." Evening
"A Poor Chance for Heaven.
Epworth League topic : ' ' Begin
ning All Over Again." Phil. 3:12
15. Prayer Meeting Thursday eve
ning, 7:30 p. m. Choir meeting
Friday evening, 8 :00 p. m.
Rev. W. II. Pheley, Minister
Services for Sunday, December 31,
Did space permit we would en
joy reviewing the church doings of
last Sunday. All five services had
special features of interest and
"We hope to have all the services
for next Sunday appropriate to
the closing ycai
Beginning at 9 :30 a. in. the Sun
day School will study the 'attrac
tive lesson, Clu-ist's Coming and
Coming to Christ." Rev. 22-.G-14.
Superintendent W. II. Roose will
be looking for every member to be
At the morning service for wor
ship at 10 :30 Dr. Pheley will have
for the sermon, "A New Year's
Message." Evening service at
Junior C. E.-meeting at 2:30 p.
m. Senior Christian Endeavor
meeting at 6:30. Topic, "Lessons
to Learn from the Past." Eph. 5:
15-21. Leaders, Misses Nellie Tew,
Prayer and praise service,
Thursday evening at 7:30. Sub
ect for consideration, "The Food
of the World." Matt. 14:19-20.
To these services all are heartily
At the C. E. business meeting,
last Friday evening, officers for
the ensuing six months were elect
ed as follows: President, Miss
Grace Ilollenbeck; vice president.
Carleton Finkbeiner; secretary
and treasurer, Edwin A. Clay;
corresponding secretary, Miss
Josephine Davis; organist, Miss
Susie Davis; junior superintend
ent Miss Lela Ilollenbeck. Also the
following committee chairmen
were elected: Lookoftt, Donald
Pheley; Missionary and Prayer
Meeting, Mrs. W. n. Roose; So
cial, Miss Janice Leydorf ; Junior,
Miss Lela nollenbeck; Finance,
Edwin A. Clay; Press and Inform
Continuea on Eighth. Pago.
Cough Medicine for Children.
Mrs. Hugh Cook, Scottsville, N. Y.,
says: "About five years ago, when we
were living in Garbutt, N. Y., I doc
tored two of my children suffering
from colds with Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy and found it just as represent
ed in every way. It promptly checked
the coughing and cured their colds
quicker than anything I ever used."
Henfling Bldg. 310 Conant St
Reasonable Prices and Beat Work
Office hours 8 to 12 a. .m. and
1 to 5 p. m. Bell Phone.
FREDERICK C. AVERILL
818 Spitzcr Building
The fool idea of leaving a loaded
gun where it can be obtaiued by
children registered another victim
Little Helen Strayer, aged 5, of
Maumee, was shot in the legs by
her brother who was playing with
a "didn't know it was loaded"
The full charge of shot took ef
fect in her legs, tearing them to
shreds. Dr. Rhonehouse gave
every possible attention and then
brought her to, the Rhinefrank hos
pital, but she died from loss of
blood beforo operation was possible.
Interesting Farmers' Meeting to
be Held at Columbus.
Following is a list of the differ
ent meetings to be held during
Farmers' Week at the Ohio State
University from January 29 to
Februaiy 2: Ohio state corn show,
January 29 to February 2; Ohio
state dairymen's association, Jan
uary 30 to February 2; Ohio state .
horticultural society, January 30,
and 31 ; Ohio state vegetable grow- '
ers' association, February 1; egg
show, January 30 to February 2;
Ohio rural life -association, Janu-
ary 30 to February 1; Ohio Pcrch
eron breeders' asoociation, Janu
ary 31; Ayrshire breeders' associa-
tion, January 31; Ohio Guernsey
breeders' association, January 31;
Ohio Jersey cattle club and IIol-stein-Friesian
tion, February 1 ; Ohio Hereford
breeders' association, January 31;.
state stock judging contest, Jan
uary 29 to February 2; former
students' reunion dinner January
31 at noon; state farmers' instiUitc
workers' meeting, January 30.
Eggs for market should be the
most imporant source of income
from the farm flock, according to
M. C. Kilpatrick of the College of
Agriculture. There is a steiulily
increasing demand for fresh eggs
of good quality at profitable
prices. In addition, eggs are pro
duced with less labor than other
poultry products and are more
Poultry for market should be
the second source of income. Under
present conditions, the larger part
of the poultry meat produced on
most Ohio farms is a by-product
produced and sold with little re
gard to the cost of producion. The
poultrynmn should plan his work
so that while producing eggs for j
market, he may obain considerable
revenue from the sale of broilers
during June and July, fowls dur
ing September and October and
capons from January to April.
Diffculty in starting gasoline
in cold weather may be relieved by
one of the following means :
Fill the water jacket or radiator
with hot water.
Heat the gasoline by putting a
bottle of it in hot water, being
careful to keep the cork off the
Place a few drops of ether in
the priming cup or spark plug
NEGLECTED COLDS G.UOW WORSE
A ctough that racks and Irritates
tKo throat may lead to a serious
chronic cough, if neglected. The heal
ing pine balsams in Dr. Bell's Pine
Tar Honey Nature's own remedy
will soothe and relievo tho irritation,
breathing will bo easier, nnd the anti
septic properties will kill tho germ
which retarded healing. Have it
handy for croup, sore throat and chron
ic bronchial affections. Get a bottlo
to-day. Pleasant to take. At all
Learned judges of the supreme
court of Ohio are going to have a
lot to do with the future of a 5-year-old
Toledo girl says the
They are going to decide wheth
er she will he Virginia Tailford or
Virginia Weil; whether she will
grow up with her brothers and sis
ters in the humble home of her
really, truly father and mother,
or in the more affluent home of the
foster parents, who claim legal
title to the little miss by adoption.
The little girl is all unconscious
of the fact that she is at the turn
ing point of her lifo, and probably
is more concerned about what
Santa Claus has brought her for
Christmas than she is about the
fuss that the judges and lawyers
and other grown-ups are making
over her, and which is to be de
cided soon after the holidays.
Under instructions from the su
preme court, Attorney Mark Win
chester is taking testimony, and is
to make his report this week. Then
the rival claimants for the child
are to appear personally before
the court January 3, for a settle
ment of the modern version of the
question which confronted Solo
mon. The little girl is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tailford. The
father is a herdsman for the Crane
Bros.' dairy in Oregon township.
She is unusually pretty.
The mother, Mrs. Rillia Tail
ford, who is making the fight for
the recovery of the little girl, left
her husband October, 1915, be
cause of a disagreement, in which
a letter to him which she discov
ered, is said to have figured.
The mother took Josephine with
her to the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Eller, at New
port, Mich. She left the other
three children with her husband.
Tailford brought Josephine back
and left her at the home of Mrs.
Daisy Provancha, 2907 Chase
street, from whom she was ob
tained by Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Weil, 51G Victoria Place. They
later adopted her. Weil is man
ager of the Home Furniture Co.
They changed her name to Vir
ginia Weil. In January last Mr.
and Mrs. Tailford adjusted their
differences and are living together.
The mother wants her little girl
Tho legal dispute over Josephine-Virginia
revolves on tAvo
points, The juvenile court of
Wood county held that the mother
had deserted the children and pro
bated them to tho father.
The mother maintains she did
not desert the child, and her at
torney, Ben W. Johnson, asserts
that the action of the court, in ef
fect, held the mother guilty of a
criminal charge, abandonment,
without giving her notice and a
chance to enter a defense.
It is alleged also that the father
consented to the adoption January
10, last, but revoked the consent
three days later, when the parents
reconciled their differences. This
consent, it is alleged, was used
when the Weils adopted the child
in October last. For these reasr
ons, the mother alleges tiie adop
tion was illegal.
STOP THAT COUGH
A hacking cough weakens the whole
system, drains your energy and gets
worse if neglected; your throat is raw,
your chest nches and you feel sore
all over. Relievo that cold at once
with Dr. King's New Discovery. Tho
soothing pine balsams heal tho irri
tated membranes, and tho antiseptic
and laxativo qualities kill the germs
and break up your cold. Don't let a
, cold lingor. Get Dr. King's Now Dis
covery to-day nt your Drucelat, 5Qj,
Burton C. Harding is dead, lie
pascd away Thursday afternoon
shortly before three o'clock with
out regaining consciousness. It
develops that he was self-slain.1
This has added to the shock to his'
host of friends in the city caused
by the slddcnncss of his death,
says the Sentinel.
No. cause for his act is known ;
but there is belief that he may
have been temporarily deranged
by a very hard fall which he sus
tained the day before his death
and which gave rise to tho story
of apoplexy. He had slipped on
the porch of his home and fallen
down the steps. He struck heavily
on the back of his head and being
a heavy man, tho blow to the base
of the brain was very great. He
complained of much pain that day.
Thursday morning he went
down to his work as usual but
gave manifestation of not being
himself and it was suggested that
he go home. A friend walked
part way home with him. Shortly
after evidently he went to the
Elks' club where he greeted broth
er Elks Later he was found by
members of the order lying on the
floor of an upper parlor of the
lodge. Nearby was an ounce bot
tle of carbolic acid, a two drahm
phial (and a one ounce bottle of
chloroform. That he had used
their contents was evident.
He was removed to the office of
Dr. Mercer on the floor below
where several physicians worked
over him three horn's. At two
o'clock he was removed to his
home on West Wooter street.
There heSpassed away.
Buron C. Harding was born in
Johnstown, O., June, 22nd, 1S70,
being 46 years old at the time of
his death. He went to Prairie De
pot at the age of .twenty years and
became station agent for the T. &
O. C. R. R. there. Later he added
a coal business to his activities and
was successful in it.
He served two terms as County
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OR GIRL, IN OUR CHRISTMAS BANKING CLUB. THIS
WILL BE THE BEST FINANCIAL EDUCATION YOU CAN
GIVE YOUR CHILDREN. START WITH THIS AMOUNT AND
INCREASE WITH THE SAME AMOUNT EACH WEEK.
IN 50 WEEKS:
1-CENT CLUB PAYS $ 12.75
2-CENT CLUB PAYS 25.50
5-CENT CLUB PAYS 68.75
10-CENT CLUB PAYS 127.5Q
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
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TUB orODEST HANK JN WOOD COUNTY
Christmas tree decorations, ex
changing of gifts, showed tho
Christmas spirit that prevailed
through tho entire school last Fri
day. The eighth grade had a very fine
Christmas program Friday con
sisting of many entertaining
"stunts" by tho boys and girls, in
conclusion of which Superintend
ent Nietz gave a few remarks.
The seventh grade entertained
themselves Friday morning by
having a fish pond.
Miss Dunham has gone for a
weeks stay at her home in St. Jos
Miss Parks has gone to her home
in Monterling, Indiana.
Superintendent Nietz is attend
ing the Ohio State Teachers' As
sociation in Columbus, this week.
Miss Dunham has I'eceived her
high school life certificate.
The "Chalk talk" delivered by
Mr. Woodin was appreciated very
much by those who beard him,
some time ago.
Superintendent Nietz gave an
address at the community meeting
at Ross Township school, last Fri
Mr. Sullivan is staying in Per
rysburg over vacation.
Mr. Raymond Spilker was u visi
tor at High School last Friday.
Everybody get ready to romp.
The floor of tho new "gym" is go
ing to be completed by January 2.
CANDLES GLOW IN WINDOWS
A Number of Perrysburg Homes
Candles burned brightly in
many Perrysburg homes on Sun
The lights burning in the win
dows are symbolic of the Star of
the East, Avhich guided the three
wise men to the birthplace of the
The custom prevails in many
citjes throughout the world and
will probably be universal in its
acceptance and practice.
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