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(Continued from last

Saturday’s paper)

 

It was about 11 o’clock Monday night when E.E. Mathis’ grocery and bakery, one story frame building, between the Walsh block and Wm. Wagner’s brick building was discovered on fire.

The blaze started about half way between the front and rear, directly over the brick oven on the north side. It was very difficult to reach the fire owing to the building having a double roof and its position between the high brick walls on either side. It was some time before the blaze was put out.

It was with great difficulty that a crowd was restrained from breaking in the door and making an effort to carry out the goods, which, had it been allowed, would have been a very foolish undertaking. All the goods in the front end of the store are uninjured.

It was fully an hour before the last flickering flame was quenched and the crowd left for home. The bake room was not touched by the fire or water and head baker, Huffman, was at work Tuesday as usual. No attempt to conduct business will be made until the insurance has been adjusted. The building is owned by C.G. Mathis of south of Delphos, an uncle of E.E. Mathis.

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The millinery store of Mr. Kate Eysenbach & Sister is again open to the public. The legal action has been discontinued, the judgment paid and the business will be conducted the same as heretofore. The ladies are now preparing for the spring trade.

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A cage of Mongolian and three of Ring Neck pheasants has been shipped from the State Pheasant farm, near Van Wert, to Washington Court House, for exhibit at the Southern Ohio Poultry Assn. show at that city.

 

Delphos Herald,

Jan. 14, 1897

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Negro Inventors

In the field of invention, names of negroes are very numerous. Recently, a negro of Newark, N.J., invented a new type of oil burner which is said to produce a large amount of heat from a given fuel. Another Negro has invented a device to regulate the light of a locomotive so that the headlight will follow the track when the engine approaches a curve.

A Texas negro has devised a car rail joint designed to prevent the spreading of rails. While a negro from Grand Rapids, Mich., has invented the “type-o-phone,” designed to record at the other end of the wire, an exact duplicate of the message which the sender writes on the machine before him.

 

Delphos Herald,

Feb. 24, 1927

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Clover Leaf Shops

Delphos is not in the coal mining district but this city is due, nevertheless, to take the place of the mines in case there is a strike, as is now threatened in the bituminous coal mining regions.

Should the strike come, Delphos will be one source of coal supply for the Nickel Plate.

The Clover Leaf is now engaged in piling up coal in the local yards. Carload after carload of the “black diamonds,” is being received here and piled up as a reserve supply.

A steam shovel has been brought in and is unloading the coal at the rate of about 18 carloads a day. Already about 50 carloads have been stored here and about 50 more are at the yard ready to be unloaded.

More coal is on the way and will also be stored here.

H.J. Truesdale, road foreman of engines, has come to Delphos from Frankfort and he and O. Rosselit, general foreman at the local shops, are supervising.

 

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 9, 1927

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Delphos Herald,

Feb. 24, 1927

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Harness Stolen

About a week ago, B.J. Johnson, who lives about six miles west of Delphos on Ridge Road, reported to the officers here that a set of harness had been stolen from his barn. The police have been on the lookout but were unable to locate them. Johnson, who had reasons to believe that the harness had been brought to Delphos, began a search here and they were finally located in the barn of Harry Bowman, but he is of the opinion that they were stolen by another party. Johnson had Bowman arrested, charging him with concealing stolen property. The defendant plead not guilty and his bond was fixed at $100, to appear for trial. Bond was furnished and Bowman was released.

 

Delphos Herald,

June 6, 1898

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Delphos Boy Goes

To Philippines

A Delphos boy is now in San Francisco, Calif., and leaves for the Philippines in three weeks. Casper Peifer of Troop B, 4th Cavalry of Cleveland, O., now in camp at Fort Presido, Calif., has written to Mayor Cochran. After four days on the train, passing through tunnels and snow sheds in the Rocky mountains, at one place 49 miles in length and plunging into darkness for two hours, the 4th Cavalry arrived safe in the land of flowers on May 29th.

The letter states that the farmers of California are harvesting wheat and oats, oranges, cherries, lemons, etc., are ripe, and flowers are in full bloom, making it a lovely country. The company will be drilled eight hours a day before their departure for Dewey’s possessions. Peifer is anxious to hear from home.

 

Delphos Herald,

June 6, 1898

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Delphos Herald,

Mar. 11, 1927

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