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London — Discovery of human bones during excavation work near the White Post Inn, Gravesend has given rise to the suggestion that the grave of Pocahontas may at last have been found. The site of the inn was formerly a burial ground.

Pocahontas, the heroine of school children in England as well as in America, died at Gravesend in March 1617, as she was about to sail for Virginia with her husband, John Rolph. She was then only 22, and been in England for seven months. She was buried in “ye Chauncell” of St. George’s Church.

Many attempts have been made to locate the grave of the celebrated Indian princess, but so far all have failed. It is now supposed that her remains lie where the excavations are being made. If her grave can be identified, a dispute will almost certainly arise for possession of the remains.

A few years ago a group of Americans hunted for the grave with the hope of being able to carry the remains back to Virginia, but it is highly doubtful if the authorities would permit this transfer. Virginia could have no legal claim over the remains of the wife of an Englishman and the English love the story of Pocahontas. While she was in England, Captain John Smith petitioned Queen Anne on her behalf in gratitude for the Indian girls’ act of saving his life.

Delphos Herald,

March 27, 1927


Possibly Saved

From Death

As an appreciation for being saved from possible death by the local police, Henry Clay, Lima, left a “gift” of $15 to be placed in the Delphos city treasury.

At 12:20 Sunday morning, the Lima man drove south on Main Street as far as the Pennsylvania railroad. Apparently, he then decided to try “something different” in the way of driving east on the eastbound track of the Pennsylvania, but soon stalled his engine.

He sat in his car, apparently quite unconcerned, when a westbound freight rumbled past him on the north track.

Fortunately, eastbound passenger train No. 94, which is scheduled to pass through Delphos at 12:33 but does not hesitate here, was running late.

The local police were called and went to the rescue of Henry. It was found impossible to start the car but it was pushed from the track before the fast train passed by.

Mr. Clay was taken to the city jail.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 14, 1927


Headlight Was Stolen

A headlight was stolen from an Overland car belonging to Carl Stopher while the machine was parked on West Cleveland street on Saturday night.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 15, 1927


Delphos Boxing Show

A boxing show is to be staged in Delphos on Friday night, March 18, starting at 8:00 o’clock.

Four bouts, totaling twenty-two rounds, will be staged, the participants being mainly local talent.

The main event will be a 6-round performance with Jack Adams, Delphos, and Battling O’Connor, Lima and the Delphos boy is out for revenge here Friday night. He believes that he will be able to turn the trick on this occasion.

Another 6-round affray will be staged by Young Wilcox, Lima, and Kidd Huber, Delphos, Battling Hittle and Tarzan Stocklin, both of Delphos, will contend in another 6-round bout.

Box-car Smith and Pinky Jacomet are scheduled to go 4 rounds in the opener.

The show is to be held in a room over the Williams garage.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 15, 1927


Lincoln Highway


Improvements on the Lincoln Highway are to go forward in the early part of this summer.

Plans for the bridge over the Ottawa river at Gomer have been completed and the contract for this work will be let at an early date.

Plans are also ready for the paving of the highway from Gomer to West Cairo.

This stretch of road will likely be paved with concrete similar to that east of Delphos. When it is completed, more than half of the Lincoln Highway in Allen County will be paved.

Rapid progress is being made on the bridge over the Auglaize and this will be placed in service at an early date.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 15, 1927


Two Robbers

Attempt Holdup

Two would-be highway men had the scare of their lives Tuesday night when they started to hold up Al Whirrett, Washington and Seventh streets.

Mr. Whirrett was on his way home at about 10:00 o’clock Tuesday night. While he was north on the east side of Main street between Sixth and Seventh, he passed two men who crowded him from the walk. He turned after passing them and looked into the barrel of a gun while one of the men commanded him to “Put ‘em up.”

Mr. Whirrett declined and aimed a blow at the man with the artillery. The blow failed to land, however and Mr. Whirrett fell and at the same time calling for help.

The two men took to their heels and ran to the alley between Washington and Main where they had a machine parked immediately back of the Whirrett home. They made their get-away in this.

The gun was evidently intended for intimidation only and Mr. Whirrett refused “to intimidate.”

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 16, 1927


‘Blue Law’ prohibits

Sunday Dancing and

Roller Skating

“Blue Law” advocates, jubilant over winning the first fight for the bill to prohibit Sunday public dances and roller skating in Ohio, today began preparations to force the measure through the Senate.

The bill, without a vote to spare, passed the House late yesterday. Mrs. Clara Wood Derr, Cleveland, saved the day when the measure appeared to have been defeated.

The bill required 69 votes. The vote stood 68 to 44, with the roll call being verified, when advocates searched frantically for another vote, and found Mrs. Derr, who had not been in her seat.

Just as the vote was about to be announced, Mrs. Derr appeared in the aisle leading to her seat, and asked to be recorded as voting “yes”. Her vote made the total 69 to 44, and the bill passed.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 16, 1927


Brought Home

From Hospital

After being a patient at St. Rita’s hospital at Lima for the past five weeks, George F. Burger was removed from the hospital to his home on North Moening street in the Ben L. Jauman invalid coach.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 21, 1927


Circus Life Again

Calls Delphos Man

Spring plans were incomplete until Friday when Roy De Haven announced that he is about to start on his annual peregrinations with Ringling Brothers’ Circus.

He will leave Delphos early next week for a short visit with relatives at Ft. Wayne and Bluffton, Ind., before joining the big show. He will report at New York for this purpose on April 1 and the circus will open its season at Madison Square Garden on April 3.

The greatly increased size of the new Madison Square Garden, Mr. De Haven states, will cut the time the circus will spend there from six to three weeks.

Then they will leave for the swing across the continent. The show will go all the way to the Pacific coast this season. Last season, Denver was the western-most point visited.

Mr. De Haven states that the circus will likely play Lima this year, but probably not Ft. Wayne.

Some important additions are being made for the coming season. Large new shipments of animals have arrived.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 18, 1927


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