Delphos was paid a visit Wednesday and Thursday, by Lieutenant Herbert P. Nordwall, of Amsterdam, Holland, who is on a jaunt around the globe, most of the trip being made by foot. He is known as “Globetrotting Flying Dutchman.” Mr. Nordwall called at this office and recounted some of his experiences while visiting the different countries of the globe.
Mr. Nordwall stated that he had never had the pleasure of seeing “Teddy” and was going to take advantage of the opportunity to do so in Delphos.
He is a young man, 26 years old, is of athletic build and neat in appearance. He left Holland with a chum five years ago, to see the world. They first went to England, covering the entire countries of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, making their living as they went, selling post cards. Tiring of English life, they then crossed the channel into France, walked all over Switzerland, visiting every lake and famous mountain, and climbing Mt. Blanc. They covered Italy, Greece, Sicily and were in every large city on the continent. After doing Europe, they finally arrived in Smyrna, where they were thrown into jail in July, 1909, where they laid for 40 days before the Dutch consul succeeded in gaining their freedom. During this time they wore the regular Dutch sabots, or wooden shoes and other Dutch apparel.
They took ship to Bombay, covering British, India, and finally landed at Hong Kong, but as the “Chinks” did not look good to them, they sailed for San Francisco, where they arrived less than two years ago, and after seeing the sights of the coast and Alaska, started east on foot.
May 16, 1912
Ohio Electric Railway
The Ohio Electric Railway has discontinued service between Kalida and Defiance because citizens of Continental, an intermediate point, claim the company never obtained a franchise to run its cars by electricity. Now the Ohio Electric is considering changing its route to cut out Continental and take in Miller City. The council of Continental is willing to grant an amended franchise. The Ohio Electric purchased the old steam road between Lima and Defiance.
May 14, 1912
San Felice Addition
and Roby Addition
To our patrons and the citizens of Delphos:
One year ago we stated we would build at least twenty houses in Delphos, and improve our properties with grading, walks, sewers, etc. To some, our claims looked like hot air. But we forged ahead, believing then as we believe now; that in order for a town to grow, one of the first things is to provide houses for the people to live in. It has been and will continue to be our purpose to give people a chance to own their homes by paying a little more than rent.
Now as to what we have done.
We have erected thirty houses that you will find by comparison are as good as will be found in any suburb of any city. All have been sold and the people who have bought them are glad they have started to own a home.
We have invested $44,000 in the San Felice addition and $20,000 in the Roby addition. And all to remain forever as taxable property. This money has all been paid out here. We believe in Delphos and in patronizing Delphos. $24,000 of this money has been paid for Delphos labor.
We are now ready to start another year’s building operations and we hope to do as much or more this year. If you want a house, commence now. The first to start will have a home first. We believe in a greater Delphos, but can’t make it greater without more homes.
228 E. 3rd St.,
Feb. 22, 1911
There is talk of moving the Marbletown W.B. Church to a more central location, north of the tracks.
Get your carriage and buggy tops repaired at J. Scherger’s. Special low price on storm aprons and side curtains.
The Presbyterian ladies will hold a sale next Saturday of the goods made up for the bazaar. They will be on exhibition at Klein’s tailor shop.
White shirts and colored dress shirts, suitable for holiday presents. Lion Clothing House.
Leonidas Balyeat and Henry German will represent Van Wert County at the National Congress of Farmers at Ft. Worth, Texas.
Dec. 3, 1898
Harry Harmon and Ralph Waldron both of Van Wert, were locked up by the local police Monday night at the close of a chase of nearly an hour.
Reports of reckless driving had been made to the police and they had started in search of the offenders. The speeders, it was reported, had been driving wildly on the Cleveland street, had crossed Main at a high rate of speed and had driven into a yard on West Cleveland.
While the police were looking for them, the pair came to grief as they returned east on Cleveland and struck a Chevrolet coupe at Main and Cleveland.
Joseph Schuck, owner of the Chevrolet, went to the police station and swore out a warrant for the arrest of the alleged offenders. They were picked up by Patrolman Wagoner and were lodged in the city jail for the night.
Two charges were placed against Harry Hormon, driver of the Van Wert car. He was charged with operating an automobile at an excessive rate of speed and operating a car while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.
Schuck, Tuesday morning, filed attachment proceedings in the Squire Bliss court, taking out an attachment on Harmon’s car to collect the sum of $150 alleged due to him for damages to the Chevrolet in the collision.
July 14, 1925
It is currently reported that the post office department will soon issue an edict requiring all postmasters to wear a uniform consisting of light blue trousers with red braid down the legs, a white blouse with gold shoulder straps and lace and skull cap with a silver star on it.
Apr. 15, 1899