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Another “Human Fly” is scheduled to give an exhibition in Delphos on Wednesday evening of this week.

Henry Roland came to Delphos Monday evening and made arrangements to climb the exterior of the City Building on Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock.


Mr. Roland states that he has been climbing buildings for 12 years past and only once in that time, came down a building wrong side up. On that occasion he fell from a fifteen story building. Awnings broke his fall to some extent. He passed through several of them on the way down and then spent several weeks in a hospital.


Spotlights will be arranged at the City Building so that the spectators will have no difficulty in witnessing the work of the “fly”.

Delphos Herald,

Oct. 5, 1926


Improvements Made

at Wells Creamery

The Wells Creamery Company has installed a Western Union clock in their retail room. This makes 15 of these clocks now in use in Delphos.

The Wells Company has also installed a dumb waiter which will be used for serving to tables which will be placed upon the balcony at the rear of their ice cream parlor.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 6, 1920


Fight Occurs at Fanger’s Cafe

Three Lima young men and four from Van Wert received fines Monday morning in Mayor W.H. Taylor’s Court as the result of a fight staged about 1:15 Sunday morning at Fanger’s Cafe. A Delphos man, an innocent victim of the quarrel, sustained a fracture of his left ankle.

According to testimony brought out at the trial, the fight started as the group of Lima and Van Wert people were on their way downstairs from the dance hall which is located on the second floor. The battle continued in the dining room at the foot of the stairs and in the melee, one of the fighters was knocked against the table occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Eiche and a group of friends.

The fight continued around the table and Mr. and Mrs. Eiche were both thrown to the floor. Before he could be helped to his feet, one of the fighters stepped on Mr. Eiche’s ankle. A local physician was called and Mr. Eiche was removed to the Van Wert county hospital in the Harter ambulance. The fracture was reduced and he was brought to his home on South Main street, Monday.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 8, 1937


New State Laws Allow More Speed

In accordance with the new state law, the Delphos motorists will be allowed to step on the accelerator a little more than formerly without rendering himself liable.

The local ordinance, which is in accord with the state law recently repealed, provides for a speed limit of eight miles an hour in the closely built up and business district, and fifteen miles an hour in residence portions.

If you are not already familiar with the new state law which goes into effect July 6, you better read it over.

Delphos Herald,

July 5, 1919


Allen County Court News

Sheriff Baxter sold two pieces of property at public auction Saturday to satisfy court claims. John Williams purchased two houses and lots and a business room in Landeck for $1,305 to satisfy the suit of Susanne Williams against Mary Schwinnen.

A lot in Spencerville was sold for $830 to David H. Miller to satisfy the action of Caro I. Stose against Frank Arnold and others.

Delphos Herald,

July 7, 1919


Glamorgan Plant Will Move to Delphos

The Glamorgan Tire and Rubber Company will soon move its Orrville plant to this city. It is the intention to begin moving the machinery between January 2 and 5, so that the plant may be in operation as soon as the new building is completed.

They expect to have the roof on the building in time to take care of the machinery and material from the Orrville plant as fast as it arrives.

The company has sold somewhat more tires than the sixty thousand tires originally intended and orders are still coming in.

Morgan Howell, president and general manager, states that the company feels justified in enlargement of the plant. The second building will be located immediately south of the first structure.

The second large building will be used to manufacture solid tires for trucks.

The office of the company will be separate from the factory and located at the west end of the building now under construction. The power plant will also be in a separate building at the east end of the main building. Each will be 40 by 40 feet.

(These are the buildings across the road from Kill Bros. Built in 1920. R.H.)

Delphos Herald,

Jan. 1, 1920


Delphos Girl Wins Promotion

Miss Mary Schmueckle is a nurse at the Cincinnati General Hospital and takes a new position as supervisor of the eye, ear and throat ward. She is a graduate of the Delphos schools, later taking up a course in nursing in Cincinnati. Her many friends here will be glad to know of her success.

Delphos Herald,

Jan. 1, 1920


Little Girl is Honored in Toledo

Miss Elsie Annette Krieft, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Krieft, Delphos residents, who moved to Toledo several months ago, sang two solos at the Museum of Art in Toledo last Sunday afternoon. Toledo papers carried a picture of little Miss Krieft and she was received with much enthusiasm by those who heard her.

The child is only ten years of age and possesses a voice of a sweet treble quality. She has appeared before a number of audiences in Delphos and other cities and people of this city who have heard the little girl predict a brilliant future for her in musical circles. She has a sweet personality which also gains her favor.

In speaking of Mrs. Krieft, one Toledo paper says: “Mrs. Krieft, before her marriage was Miss Edna Roebuck, and won considerable recognition at various eisteddfods in Pittsburgh, Lima and Van Wert.”

When Mr. and Mrs. Krieft and family left this city to make Toledo their home, musical circles in this city suffered a distinct loss. Delphos people are more than pleased to hear of the honors which they are receiving in their new home.

The solos which Miss Krieft sang at the concert Sunday afternoon were, “Leaves and the Wind,” by Leonly and “Daddy’s Sweetheart,” by Lehman.

Delphos Herald

Jan. 1, 1920


St. John’s is Defeated at Spencerville

St. John’s High went to Spencerville for a game with the high school team Wednesday night and was defeated by the score of 28 to 27. The game was played at the armory. About twenty-five rooters accompanied the team. A return game will be played here later.

The lineup was as follows: Kihm, c; Kelleher, r.f.; King, l.f.; Schmelzer, r.g.; Gladen, l.g.

St. John’s High will go to Celina for a game on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Many Delphos Children are Under Weight

The fact that a number of Delphos children are in need of additional nourishment was indicated in a report submitted to the Red Cross Nursing committee by Mrs. Files, Red Cross nurse.

This report shows that 110 children in the local public schools were found to be 7 percent or more under weight. Each of those is now being furnished with a half pint of milk each day, this milk being furnished at school and paid for from the Christmas Seal fund. It is furnished free to the children although parents who can afford to do so may pay 15 cents a week for it.

“447 school children were examined, that were of the first six grades.” During this time the following defects were found:

Defective eyes - 34

Defective teeth - 118

Defective breathing - 85

Defective tonsils - 218

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 2, 1926


Four Cars Going to

Claude Bergfeld

Wedding, Slide Into Ditch

An automobile party on its way to Wapakoneta to attend the nuptial of Miss Caroline O’Neil and Claude Bergfeld of this city figured in an accident which was the first of a series of similar happenings.

“The St. Marys-Wapak road was the scene of a number of upsets of automobiles yesterday.

G.C. Goodrich, with an automobile load, were going to Wapak to attend the nuptial of Caroline O’Neil and Claude Bergfeld when they were ditched near the spot where the Oak Grove Church once stood. The road at that spot is about 300 feet westward, higher. Good running was had until getting on top of the hill where there was an icy glaze. Putting on the brakes did no good. Mr. Goodrich’s outfit was the first to come and slump into the four foot embankment. Henry Vanderhorst came a short distance behind. On reaching the ice field his car turned around and then went into the ditch alongside the Goodrich car. A wheel was broken off each of the vehicles. One fender was torn off the Vanderhorst vehicle also.

William Fisher, the bakery proprietor, was driving eastward with his truck about the same time and he followed “suit”, plunging into the ditch back of Vanderhorst.

A farmer then came along and his automobile turned around on the glazed spot and tried out the north side ditch. No damage was done to his outfit. No one was hurt.

Delphos Herald,

Jan. 20, 1922


Continued in next Saturday’s paper



Theater Buys New Organ

F.H. Staup returned from a business trip of several days to Chicago. His visit to the Windy City was with a view to purchasing an organ for his new theater in this city. Mr. Staup will contract for an excellent instrument to be installed here.

The new theater will probably be completed early this summer. It will give Delphos once of the finest theaters in any city of this size in the state and one of the very best in this vicinity.

Mr. Staup states that he has not yet selected a name for the new movie playhouse.

Delphos Herald,

Jan. 27, 1922


Notice to Stove Storage Patrons

As space we formerly used for stove storage is taken up with other stock, we will be unable to store any stoves this year. If we can be of any assistance in moving stoves for you, we will gladly do it.

Delphos Hardware Co.

Delphos Herald,

April 8, 1912



Ice Consumers - Attention

We are compelled to advance the price of ice to 40c per 100 lbs., being an advance of 5c per 100 lbs. The higher cost of fuel, labor, horse-keep and machinery repairs forces us to do this. The new price is the same as paid by families in neighboring cities for ice and you have the advantage of getting the PURE DISTILLED WATER ICE. This ice is very expensive to manufacture on account of the excessive amount of lime, magnesia and other minerals in our water. Also the maintaining of our delivery service is very expensive as we have to feed horses and pay men for 12 months and only use them five months.

We are anxious to assure you that we are compelled to watch every point closely to make this branch of our business show a profit. We have tried it for five years now, and know.

The price for the Coupon Books for this year are 500 lb. books $2.00. 1000 lb. books are $4.00.

In paying drivers, make him stamp your book with his rubber stamp and date - no other mark will be recognized.

The 5c ice business has been a great loss to us — in the future we will not sell less than 10c worth, 25 lbs.

The Steinle Brewing

& Ice C.

Phone 91

Delphos Herald,

Apr. 8, 1912


Louis Eysenbach of Evergreen Farm Passes Away

A beautiful life, full of inspiration, closed Friday evening at 7 o’clock, when Louis Eysenbach of Evergreen farm, just east of Delphos, passed peacefully away of an extended illness from heart trouble.

He was one of nature’s noblemen, in the truest sense of the expression. He was a strong advocate of the simple life, and correct living. The beneficial effect of his philosophy of living was apparent in his every action, in his home and in dealing with his fellowmen.

Mr. Eysenbach was the first to introduce into Allen County the famous Holstein cattle, of which he had for years, a small but fine herd.

He was united in marriage to Minnie Winkleman, who was a school teacher in Cincinnati. Their married life was blessed by ten children who grew to manhood and womanhood in Delphos, admired and respected by all. Nine of this number with Mrs. Eysenbach survive the husband /father. They are: Mrs. W.P. Hofferbert of Gadsden, Alabama; Ernest Eysenbach, of Long Branch, New Jersey; Miss Ella, at home; Miss Doris, at home; Mrs. W.C. Schindel of Hinton, Iowa; Oscar of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Wendel at home; Miss Liana of Gadsden, Alabama; and Miss Henrietta, at home. Louis died several years ago at age 22 years. Five grandchildren also survive him.

Delphos Herald,

Apr. 22, 1911


Landeck Entertainment

The young people of Landeck have arranged to give an entertainment in that town Tuesday evening, Feb. 16. The play is entitled “A Cyclone of Fun, a Makeup of Farmers, or a Bouquet of Clowns.” The will be given in the old church building. Everybody is cordially invited to come and enjoy four hours of solid fun. The play will be for the benefit of the new Catholic Church at Landeck. Admission, adults 25 cents; children, 15 cents.

Delphos Herald,

Feb. 1904


Happy Delphos

There is not a town in Ohio or elsewhere the size of Delphos where so little crime is committed as in this town. No murders, no bank robberies, no rapes, no house breaking, no pickpockets, no riots, no sensations, and very few drunks. In fact, it is a difficult matter to scare up a sensation of any great magnitude. Everybody is in good humor, the streets full of smiling girls, boys and men busy all the day, merchants up to date and doing lots of business, a beautiful park, good streets for bicycles and water works and telephone nearly realized.

Delphos Herald,

Sept. 1895


Interest Fund for One Hundred Years

One hundred years ago Benjamin Franklin left a fund of $5,000, which he directed should be put at interest and left to accumulate for a century. When that time had come around, according to the directions of the old philanthropist, half of the money should go to some good public purpose for the benefit of the people of Boston. The other half was to be put aside, as in the first case, for another century, at the end of which time, the State and the City should be equal partners in the fund. Now, arising from the $5,000, there is an aggregate of near $700,000, half of which the trustees will use to build and equip an industrial training school, one of the best uses to which the money can be put. The board of alderman and three ministers of the oldest religious societies in Boston are the trustees. Next week they are coming to Washington to learn as much as they can about the manual school here, and they will visit nearly all the large cities on the same mission.

Delphos Herald,

March, 1895


M.H. Westrich, Owner

A deal was closed Wednesday whereby M.H. Westrich becomes the owner of the Jacob Schaffer block on Main Street, now occupied by the purchaser. Mr. Westrich has not enough room in the building to accommodate his stock and will soon build an addition at the rear of the main building, probably as far back as the canal. This will necessitate the tearing away of several low frame buildings to make room for the improvements.

Delphos Herald,

Jan. 1904

Northern Ohio Will Get New Freight House

It is seldom that we have the pleasure of imparting such an agreeable piece of news to our readers as we do this.

We are now at liberty to give the particulars so far as they have advanced. The Northern Ohio is engaged in erecting new depots at various places along the line but the finest and most commodious of them all will be built in Delphos. The Flanagan and Best properties at the corner of Washington and East First streets, opposite the old depot, will be bought, the deeds now being in the hands of the company to prepare. Each of the properties will bring $1,300 for the owners and Master Mechanic Marshal informs us that there will be no hitch in the proceeds.

As the transfer of the properties are made, the old buildings will be moved from the grounds, and the work commenced on the new depot. The exact plans as to size and material to be used are not completed. The old depot and store house on the company’s ground will be torn down and a commodious freight house erected. The track will make a sharper curve from First street and the terminal changed from the present place. At last the hopes of Delphos are to be realized and Calvin S. Brice will fulfill his promise.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 1895


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