With the opening of the present term of school, Monday morning is recorded in the pages of history of Delphos, a new era in education, a forward movement in the cause of learning.
As a result of approval of an overwhelming majority of the voters of Delphos at two bond issues, a monument to the present generation now stands at Jefferson and Third streets.
The new Jefferson school was, Monday morning, dedicated to learning, when the doors were opened and teachers and pupils assembled to begin their year of labor in this handsome new structure.
The new Jefferson School is one of the most complete buildings in this part of the state, large, substantially built and conveniently arranged.
Not many years ago, a vote was taken on the question of issuing bonds in the sum of $25,000 to erect a new ward building in Delphos, but this failed. Only a few years later a $100,000 bond issue for a new high school and a ward school in Second ward, carried by a large majority and a second issue of $20,000 to complete the Jefferson building also received a hearty approval, showing a change of heart.
With the recent improvements made in Delphos schools, this city has shown to be a progressive community in the line of learning. With the new Jefferson school, the Lincoln school, the just extensively improved Franklin school and the South Delphos school, this city is well equipped with educational buildings for years to come.
Besides the advancement made in the public schools, another most important addition to the educational system is underway. The new St. John’s parochial school now being erected, when completed, will be without a doubt, the most handsome and substantial parochial school in northwestern Ohio. Constructed, as it is, with walls of heavy masonry and a frame of steel, it will stand for centuries and proclaim for those who by their untiring efforts and private subscriptions are making possible its erection.
In the public schools just opened for the year, many branches have been added to the high school course and the pupils will have their option and may select the course best suited to their future vocations.
Sept. 12, 1912
St. John’s Closing
Exercises Will Be
Held at New Jefferson
Pupils of the grades and the high school are practicing for the closing exercises which will be held at the auditorium in the new Jefferson school, Wednesday evening.
June 18, 1912
Obliged to Build
Lincoln School First
The site for the Lincoln School cost $1200. The general contract was let for $12,800 after deductions of $1,194 were made to cut down the expenses. The heating contract was let for $1,148 and the Board furnished the boiler from the Franklin School at an additional cost. The plumbing contract was let for $1,425, and later, necessary changes added $230 more to this.
The wiring contract was let for $145. The architects’ fees amounted to $787.62. Extra plastering, originally omitted, added $200 more, making a total of $17,935.62. Added to this were numerous extras which must be figured in all building operations, such as laying tile to drain the lot, leveling and grading the ground, planting trees, building sidewalks, etc., and the total cost of this improvement foots up about $10,000, already a big slice-cut from the $100,000 fund. Next the Board took up the matter of wrecking the old Jefferson School, and realized over $500 more out of the sale of materials than the highest bid made when it was offered for sale. At this time the plans for the high school were complete, and when the figures were all in, the Board realized that a serious problem confronted them.
Jan. 13, 1912
Delphos Hit By
The machinery in the Delphos Paper Mill was closed down Saturday night and will remain idle for several days or until the water is again turned into the canal. This will probably be about next Thursday or Friday, according to Wm. Dauch, who has been in communication with state officials.
The draining of the canal and subsequent closing of the paper mill resulted from the destruction of a wooden culvert under the canal between Deep Cut and Kossuth.
The Auglaize Power company is dredging the canal at this point and one of the big steam shovels bit out a section of the wooden culvert, thus letting the waters in the canal drain off into the adjacent fields, some of which were totally flooded.
Canal Superintendent James Kuhn, Monday, went to Kossuth to investigate the matter and will make every effort to facilitate the repair of the Culvert so that the water can again be sent through the channel and business along the stream resumed.
In the meantime, the employes of the paper mill will not lose any time as the Hinde & Dauch Company has arranged to keep them all at some kind of labor until the wheels begin to turn again.
June 26, 1912
Remains of Prisoner
Will be Buried
in St. John’s
The remains of the stranger who died in the city prison here one week ago Wednesday evening, and who gave the name of Frank Johnson, will be interred in the potter’s field in St. John’s cemetery, Saturday.
The remains have been held at the B.L. Jauman & Co. morgue in the hope of locating his relatives, but investigation by the police and Mr. Jauman and following of a number of clues that it was thought might lead to his identity, have failed.
Although the man gave his name of Frank Johnson, it is the opinion that this name was fictitious and as nothing on his person that might lead to his real identity, little could be done to learn the whereabouts of his relatives. The tattoo mark with the letters, “T.T.” on his arm was the only other means of identification and it is thought by some that these letters were the initials of his name.
Sept. 6, 1912