Vol. XIII, No.6. - VERMILION, OHIO, THURSDAY, July 22, 1909
Two Cars On The LSE Come Together At Barne's Siding.
The limited car, which leaves Vermilion at 4:55 PM met with a disaster at Barne’s Siding Friday, which might have resulted in a great loss of life. The car from Norwalk had taken the siding to let the limited pass when from [sic] some reason that car failed to stay on the main track. It entered the switch and crashed into the local.
The company have been investigating the cause of the wreck. The report that the switch was left open carelessly, is denied. It is said that the probability is the switch points had been sprung preventing it's closing perfectly.
William F. Rickley, motorman on the limited car was seriously crushed but at last reports was out of danger. Alonzo DeMaris, conductor on the limited had his foot crushed and received some internal injuries. They were taken to their homes at Sandusky. Motorman Jargo, of the local and the one who is thought to be the responsible for the open switch has disappeared, so it is reported. Two lady passengers were quite badly bruised and cut by broken glass.
Later reports from Lorain states that Jargo is at home in that city and had not skipped out. He says he was conductor on that run instead of motorman as reported. When the subject of open switch was broached he was silent on the subject.
Are They Blackhanders?
Three Sicilians were arrested last Thursday charged with robbing their fellow countrymen who are in the employ of the L. S. & M. S. Ry. They gave names but their accusers say that they knew them in their old home and there they went by different names.
It seems that they entered one of the boarding cars and at the point of 38 cal. revolvers demanded money. They wanted $10 per head but as workman said they did not have so much took all that could get and concluded to wait until the rest could be raised. Later several of the foreigners reported the matter at the L. S. Station and the authorities were notified and the three fellows were jailed. Friday morning Mayor Williams held court and by means of an interpreter learned enough to warrant the binding the three men over under $1000 bonds each. Each of the men had money and a good 38 cal. hammerless revolver.
The Marshall and a deputy took the men to Sandusky in the afternoon. The foreigners here are rather worried over the matter, especially as it is claimed that only a portion of the gang was captured here.
FELL 20 FEET
Will Sleight, a roofer from Cleveland fell from the roof of F. W. Wakefield's new house last Friday and sustained severe injuries. One of his wrists was badly cut, both ankle sprained, and he was otherwise bruised. He was removed to the house of Philip Englebry where he had been rooming and Dr. Pelton called. He was able to be up for a short time yesterday and under the tender care of Mrs. Stevens and Mrs. Englebry hopes to be able to be taken to the home of his sister in Cleveland by auto, on Saturday. His sister visited him here this week.
An auto accident, which might have resulted more seriously occurred Tuesday near Ceylon Jct. J. B. Woolson, former president of the Woolson Spice Co., Toledo accompanied by members of his family and friends and a colored chauffeur were crossing the L.S.E. tracks when the motor stopped. A car was coming down the track and the occupants scrambled out. The motorman applied the brakes but was unable to stop the car until it struck the auto. The machine was badly damaged.
[NOTE: Woolson, a Berlin Heights native, had become a millionaire (big money in 1907) by selling pre-roasted and packaged coffee to markets across the U.S. He kept a home in Toledo and one somewhere near Berlin Heights. His wife was a Tillinghast.]
Nearly every day people on foot and in conveyances have narrow escapes. What is the reason? The numerous trains and the switching back and forth of work trains makes the various crossings unusually dangerous and it is very necessary that both the gateman and the traveler be more cautious and avert the tragedy is otherwise sure to come.
BOUND OVER FOR ASSAULT
Courtney Purcell claiming Bakersfield, California is his residence, was arrested Sunday at Crystal Beach. The charge placed against him was for assault. Monday, Mayor Williams brought him over and he was taken to Sandusky. He is a one-armed man and it is alleged he drew a razor.
Vermilion now has a ball team composed of all home talent excepting Sonnedecker, pitcher. This new team will cross bats with the Huron club next Sunday afternoon at Crystal Beach grounds. Game called to 2:30 sharp. Admission 25c. Ladies free.
It is reported that the L.S. & M.S. Ry. Co. is securing options and property south of their tracks from Division St., West. There seems to be about as many rumors regard to what is to be done as there are persons, but no one really knows other than the officials. In all probability the sharp curve west of town is to be greatly modified, as has been the policy of the company all along the line.
Jenny Wilson, a milliner of East Liverpool drowned herself in 20 inches of water Monday.
John Gay, s farmer at Beaver Dam Md., is the father of thirty children, twenty sons and ten daughters, the oldest…[sic] the youngest two, 21 of the children are living.
John Rudolph, 11, of Sandusky stepped on a piece of glass cutting his foot some two weeks ago. The wound healed. Sunday he died from lockjaw.
That the electric Road has become an important factor in the transportation facilities of the country is proven by the accomplishment of the Lake Shore Electric railway on Saturday. Without interfering with the running of the regular local and limited cars on schedule time and the provisions of ample electric power, that line furnished 22 extra cars on Saturday to carry the employees of the H. Beck & Co. Cloak factory, Cleveland, to Linwood Park and return. The firm gives its employees and annual outing and fifteen hundred men and women enjoyed the excursion and the day at the popular Vermilion resort.
The cars are left from Public Square, Cleveland, within a few minutes of each other between 7:30 and 8:30 AM and the trip to the park and returning was made without mishap or delay. It was the largest electric excursion ever run out of Cleveland and one of the largest of the season out of that city on any road. It undoubtedly makes a new record for trolley excursions in this state and few electric lines in the country are equipped with cars and power to handle that number of people in so short a time.
Clyde Wood, the plucky Marshal of Greenwich, who was shot through the lungs last fall by a bank robbers, is reported in a dying condition.
This is homecoming week in Norwalk and a large crowd is being entertained, Gov. Harman is there today and tomorrow.
Call phone 10 for choice cuts.
John Williamson, 60, of Port Clinton wallpaper and paint merchant died Thursday, from cancer of the stomach.
The Sandusky filtration plant cost the city $101,157.04
Margaret, 9-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Means of Columbus was killed in an auto accident near Bucyrus while returning from the druggist’s convention at Cedar point.
Mrs. Mr. Charles Halderman who was so severely injured while working on a N.P. bridge several weeks ago was brought home from the hospital the latter part of the week.
Monday evening Decker's Linwood Park hack was caught between the gates at Grand Street crossing the Lake Shore Ry. The north gate was broken by being struck by the rig which was being driven north.
Forty-three fire chiefs were in attendance at the meeting here Sunday. Arrangements are being made for the convention to be held at Chagrin Falls, August 11.
Fishermen report a large quantity of lumber drifting about the lake. Whether it was from the deck load of some lumberman or that which was blown from the lumber yards at Sandusky during the recent storm, is not known.
Will Ehrman has purchased the new barbershop recently opened by Mr. Webb.
Walter Nieding, the seven-year-old son of George Nieding died it 5 o'clock Monday morning from a complication of diseases. Notice of funeral published later.
The funeral of Mariat Slack, the-year-old daughter Matthew Slack died Friday from spinal meningitis, was held from the family residence on Sunday at 11@oh 1:30 PM.
The funeral of the late Hamer N. Steele was held on Friday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Black of the Methodist Church. The Masons conducted the service at the grave.
Amherst seems to be overrun with traps of late.
Walter Grugell ran a knife in his leg just above the knee, the wound will lay him up for a short time.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schrader is reported to be very ill. Dr. Reefy of Elyria was called.
Mrs. Charles Miller was operated upon at Mount's Sinai hospital at Cleveland a few weeks ago, was brought home Monday.
Elmer Tracy who was taken to the hospital at Lorain a short time ago and operated upon for appendicitis is reported seriously ill, his parents have been called to his bedside.
The Leonheiser jewelry store is being rebuilt.
Farmers in this vicinity lost heavily Thursday’s storm.
The Boys Brigade is in camp at Fries Landing this week.
The waterworks plant is rapidly nearing completion and will probably be in running order by the latter part of September.
John Stick will start his gas well Wednesday.
Miss Kullman is seriously ill at this writing.
Mrs. Martin Springer of Oberlin Road is seriously ill.
The storm last Thursday done [sic] considerable damage in our neighborhood.
The severe storm which passed over this place last Thursday afternoon wrought havoc with the farmers, especially along the Ridge. At the home of M.J. Trinter chimneys were blown down and other damage done.
The vineyard of Chas Martin was damaged to the extent of some $200.
At the home of Lewis Kuhl near Huron the damage was great. Potatoes, corn and grain being almost a complete ruined. Hail stripped the leaves and fruit form many of trees also.
R. M. Ransom, living on the Castalia Road one mile from Sandusky, had all the front windows of his residence broken by hail, water pouring in upon the floor became so deep that he bored holes to let the water into the cellar. Every farmer in the neighborhood lost from $500 to $1500.
Wheat, oats corn practically ruined by heavy rain and hail.
In Perkins Township the loss was the heaviest of any in the county.
At Milan, barn of Robert Hutch Hutchins struck by lightning and burned. Crops all damaged.
At Huron, crops ruined.
At Pt. Clinton, the residence of Fred Neuman and the lighthouse was struck by lightning.
Bowling Green, Roy Gander, 24 was struck by lightning standing in a barn door and both legs paralyzed.
Mr. M. J. Trinter’s place was among the heaviest hit in this vicinity, it damaging his slate roof on the house as well as tore down one chimney, while his crops and trees, both in Orchard in Woods suffered severely.
An up-to-date smokehouse Mr. Farrell's was struck by lightning and torn to pieces, while the hail simply ruined his corn garden.
Ms. Ruby Dean has been reported ill with tonsillitis.
Mr. Ira Denman's grape crop has been considerably [ruined] by the hail.
Mr. E. B. Welch estimates his loss in the garden $500 from the storm.
Party of friends of Ed Farrell rode out from Sandusky Sunday in a big touring car to view the damage done by the storm and spent the day with him.
Our Sunday schools will picnic at Ruggles Beach Friday.
Thursday storm damage the fruit quite badly.
The trouble among the stockholders of the Fruit Box company has been settled. The following Board of Directors was chosen: G. W. Close, Dr. Carl Tuttle, G. I. Baker, W. E. Guerin, S. L. Hill and G. S. Sturtevant. The officers are G. W. Close, president and treasurer; S. L. Hill, V. president; G. S. Sturtevant, secretary and manager.
Thomas Edward Arnold, son of Hiram and Hannah Arnold, was born at Brownhelm, Lorain County Ohio on July 3, 1852. Was married to Cora B Knapp at Florence Ohio in 1879. Four children were born to this union – Cleora, Margia, Bertha and Lyle, all of whom survive to mourn his demise.
He resided at Florence for 25 years where he was engaged in the mercantile business.
In 1904 he moved to Port Clinton where he lived until his death. He was in every respect a kind and loving husband an indulgent father.
A large concourse of people assembled in the M. E. Church at Florence on Friday, July 9, to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed. The services were conducted by Rev. A. G. Rupert. The singing was furnished by a quartet consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Darby, Ms. Carter and Mr. Bentley. The funeral was in charge of Gibson Lodge, Freemasons of Wakeman, of which the deceased was a member. – Berlin Budget
The Rev. J. T. Kohler, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Norwalk and between whom and the trustees, there have has been a great deal of trouble for several months past has been ordered to vacate the parsonage.
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