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VOL. LXV ED. L. BLUE, Publisher.
PEEEYSBUEQ, WOOD 00., 0., THUKSDAY, PEBRUAEY 22, L917.
$1.50 IN ADVANOE-NO. 1
Considerable) Doing at Last Meet
" ing of City fathers.
When Express Oar Leaves Track Stave Factories in the Days of
Services for Next Sunday in
Several Perrysburg Churches.
Perrysburg Grain and Seed Co.
Close Successful Year.
Items Concerning Various Depart
ments of the Public Schools
Meeting watf attended by Mayor,
Clerk and Councilmen Dibling, Lcy
dorf, Neiderhouse, Thornton, Witzler.
After the usual formality bids for
receiving deposits of village money
were opened as follows: ,
Citizens' Banking Co. bid $2.G0.
Perrysburg Banking Co. bid $2.75.
v A resolution was passed authorizing
a contract for two years with the per
rysburg Banking Co.
A communication from the National
Wheel Company requesting the im
provement pf the alley between Walnut
and Cherry streets from Second street
to Indiana avenue, to provide good
hauling facilities for the factory, was
read. Motion by Neiderhouse, second
ed by Dibling, authorized the use of
material taken from Front street (if
that street is over improved) to be
used in making the improvement re
quested by the wheel company. Car
ried. A resolution giving State Highway
Commission permission to improve
Front street was passed, but Clerk was
ordered to withhold the same until the
question of placing the tracks of the
company in the center of the street
should be settled. ,
County Surveyor nlliar was present
and "talked about" Front street, say
ing the improvement would be made
Mayor appointed Councilmen Leydorf
and Dibling, with Rev. J. II. Kieble, a
committee to interview Supt. Coates of
the R. & L. Co.
It was ordered that the Front street
improvement should be 3G feet wide
instead of 28 feet as at present.
Councilman Dowling came in and
joined his confreres.
The Perrysburg Grain & Seed Com
pany asked permission to use 20 feet
of vacant property in front of their
elevator. Motion by Neiderhouse, sec
onded by Witzler, to refuse the re
quest. Those voting to reject the re
quest were Leydorf, Neiderhouse and
Witzler. Against the refusal were
Dibling, Dowling and Thornton a tic.
The mayor, after leaving the chair,
stated his position in the matter and
voted with the latter three against re
fusing the request.
Petition from the firemen, request
ing an increase id pay for service at
fires to $3.00 for each run maue, with
$1.00 for each hour over the first two
hours, was amended to 50 cents for
additional hours and passed.
An ordinance providing compensa
tion and bonds for village employes
was passed as follows:
Superintendent water works, $900
pur year salary with $1,000 bond.
Clerk water works, $100, with $1,000
Street commissioner, $G0 per month
and $500 bond.
Firemen, $3.00 for each fire, with 50
cents per hour.
Common laborers, 30c per hour.
Clerk was directed to notify State
Utilities Commission that the railroad
crossing at Main and Third streets was
not properly flagged.
Perrysburg Tile & Brick Co ? .81
Ray Taylor, marshal 8.00
A. G. Williams, fire chief 16.00
Same, special police 15.00
John B. Walker 1.25
R. P. BARTON,
Phones Main Twenty-seven, AMBULANCE SERVICE
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 the
repair of all kinds of- Watches, Clocks
n'd Jewelry. "
DR. B. KINSLEY
Office Hours: 8 to 11, a,
m.; 1 to
n p. m.
Office upittairn corner Second
nd ttftbi QtretU.
Three trainmen were injured
when a southbound Toledo, Bow
ling Green and Southern express
jumped the track at the Nickel
Plate crossing .at Mortimer early
Tuesday. The injured are: James
Marti, Perrysburg, motorman, cut
and bruised; Dan Gougher, mes
senger, Toledo, bruised; Clyde Os
born, Bowling Grcen conductor,
cut and bruised.
BOYS IN U. S. ARMY.
I believe it a patriotic duty to
make public liry impressions as to
the conditions prevailing in the U.
S. army so far as the enlisted men
are concerned. My boy, John A.
Walsh, became restless and in a fit
of wanderlust joined the army and
bi'emnc stationed at Fort Slocum,
i Y. Believing the army an unfit
place for my boy and catering to
the objection of his mother, believ
ing also that lie had begun life
wrong by joining the army result
ing in her nervous breakdown, I
sought his discharge on the grounds
I visited Fort Slocum to bring
my boy back home after his dis
charge was ordered by the war de
partment, and had occasion to stay
over night and all the next day,
and I must say that I was more
than agreeably surprised at the
nice, clean healthy and orderly
environment in which I found my
I stayed in his barracks, he be
ing away on pass privilege (such
privileges I was informed by some
of the men were freely given to men
who behave themselves). It was
absolutely clean and the room was
orderly, warm and well ventilated.
It could not have been better in the
dormitory of any of the finest col
leges or universities in the land. I
nad breakfast with the men and I
feel certain that there "are but few
homes in the state of Massachusetts
that could provide such a meal.
The dinner was as good as could
be procured iu the finest hotel. The
treatment of the men toward me
and toward each other was gentle
manly at all times. The recreation
i oom in which the men spend their
time when oil duty or not away
.visiting their friends or relatives, is
provided with all tlie literature,
magazines and newspapers that
money can buy; the place is most
homelike and an atmosphere of hap
piness and contentment prevails.
THOMAS D. WALSH,
747 Norfolk Street,
Mattapen, Boston, Mass.
Henfling Bldg. 310 Conant St
Reasonable Prices and Best Work
Offico hours 8 to 12 a. m. and
1 to 5 p. m. Bell Phone.
FREDERICK C. AVERILL
818 Spltzcr Building
HOW PfaMM 14ft '
The whole section of "Wood coun
ty surrounding Perrysburg was
covered with a heavy" growth of
timber when the white men came
to make their homes here. The
timber consisted in the main of elm,
white oak, red oak, hickory, cotton
wood, white ash, black ash, black
walnut, maple and sycamore, with
some basswood and beech. But
elm, oak and cottonwood predomi
nated in the forests in the vicinity
of the town. The only way to make
the land productive was to clear
off the timber, and this the early
settlers proceeded to do with a
In the years when timber was so
plentiful, the farmers naturally
wanted a market for what they cut
when clearing their land, and this
demand brought into being fac
tories to use the timber in the man
ufacture of various articles. There
were within my recollection in oui
town at one time two stave factorie0
for the manufacture of flour barrel
staves and heading; a saw mill, a
wooden bowl factory, a box factory,
making grape and berry boxes, and
crates for small fruit; and two
planing mills. About the only tim
ber they used from this vicinity
was white ash, for flooring, and
some hickory and black walnut.
My first personal recollections of
the stave factories date back to
1S67 or 1SGS. They were both
located in the square bounded by
Walnut street, Cherry street, Third
street and Indiana avenue, and'
were on the lots abutting on the
railroad. In the late sixties the
owners of the factory located in the
east half of the square, nearest
Walnut street, were a Sandusky
firm, McGookey & Moore, who also
owned stave factories at several
other places. These stave factories
certainly could use up an enormous
quantity of raw material in a year,
and they manufactured and
shipped several million staves and
heading each season, the larger por
tion of their product going to west
ern and southern cities. Each fac
tory had a cooper shop, but these
shops used up but a very small frac
tion of the entire output of the
mills. The factories were in oper
ation mostly the entire year, being
closed down only a few weeks for
general overhauling and necessary
repairs. They gave practically
steady employment to a large num
ber of men and boys.
The firm of McGookey & Moore
sold their factoiy along in 1S70 or
thereabouts,' to Parkhurst & Bro.,
and J. S. Parkhurst became general
manager of the plant. After run
ning the factory a few years this
firm sold out to tile late M. A.
Trowbridge, and who, I believe, re
tained the ownership until the
scarcity of raw material compelled
the abandonment and dismantling
of the plant as a stave factory a
number of years ago. About 1899
or 1900 William Witzler built his
electric light and power plant on
the location formerly occupied by
the old McGookey & Moore stavo
In the manufacture of flour bar
rel staves there was always an
enormous quantity of raw material
used, and a whole lot of it went out
as waste in the form of the. corner
pieces of each stavo bolt when it
was cut down so small that it could
not bo put through the cutler, to
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Those who hato nasty medicino
should' try Chamberlain's Tablets for
constipation. They are pleasing to take
and their effect is so agreeable and so
natural that you will not realize that
it has been produced by a medicine.
ZOAR LUTHERAN CHURCH.
P. Kluepfel, Pastor.
Sunday, February 25 : J
Sunday School at 9:00.
German service at 10:00.
During Lent special sen-ices wjll
he held every Friday alternating at
10:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; the
services in the forenoon will be con
dueled in the German language,
and the services in the evening in
the. English language.
The Ladies' Aid meets at the
home of Mrs. Chas. Grucshabcr
Thursday afternoon, February 22.
Bible school every Saturday at
Everybody welcome at the services.
Rev. Daniel Carter, D. D., Pastor.
Services Sunday, Februarv 24,
Sunday School, 9 :00 a. m.
Public worship, 10 :30 a. m.
Public worship, 7:30 p. m.
Sermon subjects "Irreligious
Piety;" "Halting Between Two
Prayer meeting, 7:30 p. m.,
Thursday evening. Sunday School
lesson, "Jesus at the Pool of Beth
saida." John 5:1-15.
Epworth League topic "Christ's
Power to Keep Us." Matt. 2S:30.
Psa. 91:1, 2. 2 Tim. 1:12. Phill.
-1:G, 7. Judc24.
Truth in a nutshell.
Which side of the theater ques
tion are you on? The outside I
Spiritual force is one thing.
Human fuss is another. Keep the
destinclion clearly before you in a
Stoop shouldered Christians are
too common,. Be straight.
. Never interrupt a man's train of
thought unless you think he is tak
ing the wrong train." The Chris
Rev. C. W. Weltmcr, Pastor.
Services for Sunday, February
Sunday school begins at 9:00
o'clock. The lesson is, "Jesus at
the Pool of Bethesda," John 5-1-15,
C. C. Leydorf, superintendent.
The Young Men's class has a
hearty welcome for all young men.
10:30 o'clock, prayer and praise
service. In charge of John Tovey,
2 :30 o 'clock, Mission Band will
meet. Mrs. Geo. Leathcrer
6:30 o'clock, Senior Y. P. A.
meets. Topic, ' ' Our Home Mission
Boards," Isa. 35. 1-10.
7:30 o'clock, Evening worship
and sermon. Itev. C. W. "VWltmer.
The men and the women met in
the church on Tuesday night for
service. They are planning new
things for the coming year, which
will mean a spiritual help to the
On Wednesday, afternoon the
Woman's Missionary Society will
meet at the homo of Mrs. John
Tovey for their regular meeting.
All ladies welcome.
On Thursday evenincr at 7:30
Continued on Eighth Face.
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 drivo the cold from the
system. Have a bottlo on hand for
winter colds, croups, grippe and bron
chial affections. At your druggist, GOc.
The meeting of the stockholders
of the Perrysburg Grain it Seed
Company held on Saturday las),
was attended by nearly all the
stockholders in person.
A half hour's time was lost in
listening to a fertilizer agent's at
tempt at lecturing on the virtues
of limestone as fertilizer.
The distribution of dividends to
the stockholders developed the
fact that in the cooperation of pro
ducers there is a certainty of sue
cessful business and each member
as he glanced at his dividend check
regretted he did not hold more
The proposition to increase the
capital stock to 8-10,000 was unani
mously sanctioned there not be
ing a dissenting voice.
President Emmerich presided
and the meeting was harmonious
in every respect.
To feel strong, have good appetite
and digestion, sleep soundly and enjoy
life, use Burdock Blood Bitters, the
family system tonic. Price $1.00.
"I earned a penny loday, papa!"
"Brave hoy and how?" "Miitliw gave
me ten, and I saved uno!"--J'in-:,.
VACCINATING THE QUAIL.
Columbus, O.. Feb. 17. Twelve
hundred Mexican quail which are
located on the Slate Fair Grounds
at Columbus are being vaccinated
for cholera by the College of Vet
erinary Medicine of The Ohio State
University in the hope of stamping
out a peculiar disease which has al
ready killed hundreds of them. The
quail were originally brought from
Mexico by the state fish and game
commissioner, and until recently
were kept at New London, O.
The Best Recommendation.
The serongest recommendation any
article may receive is a favorable word
from the user. It is the recommenda
tion of those who have used it that
makes Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
so popular. Mrs. Amanda Gierhart,
Waynesfield, Ohio, writes, "Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy has been used in
my family off and on for twenty years
and it has never failed to cure a cough
or cold." Obtainable everywhere.
CLAIRE H. SPECK
At Citizens Banking Co.
'Don't Tempt the Thief!
Pill ' Wk S?
mWhY SSJf Zvr
'HEX your money is in
pockets and burglars. A man who 13 known to carry
u large sum of money on his person soon is marked as
urov bv tho thief. Nono of tho big men of tho country
carry largo sums of money about. Don't tempt the thief. It
may cost you not only your money, but your life. Bank your
money with us.
Make OUR batik YOUR bank.
Wepay 4 per cent interest on Certificates of Deposit.
If? (tttlfejmg lattktttg (Emttpamj
TBI! OUOK8T BANK IN WOOD COUNTY ,
Last Friday night at the High
School gymnaisum the High School
Girls' team defeated the Rossford
girls' team, and the boys wore de
feated by Scott's Reserves. The boys
were slightly outclassed by the Scotts
both in size and experience, but the
game was featured by a splendid spirit
of sportmanship. Malcolm Ballan
tyne and Arthur Mcintosh played ex
cellently in spite of the defeat.
Line-up at the beginning of game:
Wayne Hartzell, center; Malcolm
Ballantyne, r f.; Merwin Pinch, 1. f.;
Arthur Mcintosh, r. g.; Wm. Budd
The girls won their game by a score
of 39 to 8. The excellent team work
due to efficient coaching and the stel-
jlar performance of Leona Uthoff are
responsible for the victory. The team
work of Mildred Witzler also was com
mendable. Line-up at beginning of game:
Carrie Crainc (Capt.), center; Wil
mn Waggoner, running center; Mil
dred Witzler, I. f.; Leona Wolff, r. f.;
Violet Kazmaier, 1. g.; Ethel Sautschi,
Mr. Claire Speck and Miss Wilma
Parks very efficiently officiated.
Following were neither absent nor
tardy: Willie Cope, Randolph Gray,
David Paddock, Werner Spirat, Ernest
Ileiman. Urwin Snyder, Martha Alex
ander, Georgia Ford, Margaret Hei
man, Mabel Redman, Mclvin Redman.
The pupils of the sixth grade ac
knowledge Grace Curtis to be the class
poet, Edith Vinson the class artist,
Marjory Williams the class story
writer. All are good story tellers.
In the recent test a discovery as
made by which Mathuselah's record is
! broken. One girl gave her age as
1917. Sixth grade pupils a. "a inclined
to believe she had found -Ponce de
Leon's fountain of youth for she has
not a wrinkle in her face, a gray hair
in her head, and she has a complete
set of God-made teeth. Up to this date
Lillian has not divulged her secret..
The total enrollment for January
was 44 pupils. Per cent attendance,
91.5 ; perfect attendance, 1GC.
Last Monday afternoon the regular
teachers' meeting was held at 3:30.
A special paper was prepared, "How to
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How to Check that Cold.
When it is painful to breathe and
fever sends chills up and down your
back, you are jn for a cold. A timely
dose of Dr. Bell's Pine Tar Honey will
stop the sneezes and sniffles. The pine
balsam loosens the phlegm and clears
the bronchial tubes, the honey soothes
and relieves the sore throat. The an
tiseptic qualities kill the germ and the
congested condition is relieved. Croup,
whooping cough and chronic bronchial
affections quickly relieved. At all
tho bank it is safo from pick
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