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Auto Accident
i on West Liberty
.An accident occurred Tuesday af
ternoon about 1:30 o'clock, on West
liberty street at the intersection of
Huntington, when an auto driven by
$ Alton Bemus, representing ' the
Motor Specialties Co., of Waltham,
Mass was damaged to the extent of
about $100 when Bemus chose to run
into a tree rather than into a horse
driven by Blake Arnold of Chippewa
Both men were coming east Ar
nold being ahead, and both were on
the right side of the street. As Arnold
approached Huntington street he made
a slight turn indicating that he was
going into that street.. Then he
turned back again and Bemus,' thinte
. ing that Arnold was going straight
ahead, sought to pass him. As he
did so Arnold turned abruptly toward
Huntington street. Bemus claims
that he instantly tried to turn with
him hoping thus to avert a collision,
but that his machine was skidding and
he could not do so. Then it was he
states that he was compelled to
choose between wrecking his machine
or killing Arnold's horse. He chose
the former.
Bemus was thrown with such vio
lence against the steering rod as to
bend it .and break the wheel, suffer
, ing a severe bruise in the breast as
a result
Arnold escaped uninjured, although
a thill was broken and a spoke knock
ed out of one of the wheels.
The whole front of Bemus' ma
chine was smashed in. .
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The following caes were disposed
of before Judge Doyle in Common
leas Court the past week:
Anna Feazel vs. Ruth King, action
for money only; case ' dismissed by
plaintiff at latter's costs.
Alice Varney vs. Perry C. Varney,
action for divorce, custody of minor
children, alimony and relief ; divorce
granted for gross neglect; 50 acres
of land awarded plaintiff for alimony.
Frances Steingass vs. Wm. G.
Steingass, action for divorce, alimony,
restoration of maiden name and equl
table relief; divorce granted for eX'
treme cruelty and alimony agreed
upon and approved by court
State of Ohio vs. Chas F. Emerson,
for abandoning legitimate children;
nolle prosse recommended by pros
ecuting attorney.
Achievements of
Humane Society
The Medina County Humane So
ciety during the past year has ac
complished more work' than ever be
fore during the history of the society,
and in nearly every instance, no mat
ter how severe the dase, they v have
, been satisf actorily setteled without en
tailing practically any expense tc the
' taxpayers : cf Medinaounty?,
,.' The society-; at the; -tegiinsl pf
thl yeat adoptea the pTarf of a sus
pended sentence and found that - in
every case the. plan worked satisfac
.'. torily. " " '
The Aid Department has accom
plished a great amount of good in its
line of work and desire to express its
gratitude to the Wadsworth F. A.
society, the men's class of , theTrinity
Reformed church, the Modern Em
broidery club, the Aid Society of the
Church of Christ and to many indi
viduals who have so loyally given
their assistance to the help of the
worthy poor of Wadsworth and vicin
ity The membership of the society
has materially increased and today
its working force stands first in point
of membership and efficiency of any
similar society of theOhio Federation
of Humane Societies.
Following is a report of work ac
complished during the past year:
Non-support of children, 15; non-
support of parents, 4; non-support of
wife, 3; aid given to children, 50; aid
given to adults, 33; horses ordered
destroyed, 15; horses ordered relieved
from work, 27; horses overloaded,' 15;
animals not properly cared for, 98;
warning cards placed, 112; minor mat
ters attended to by members, 75; ar
rests made, 8; total number of cases
investigated, 475.
Pension Money
Ready in March
As there wiU be no money available
for mothers' pensions before the mid
dle of next March in Medina County,
Judge Kennan of the Probate and Ju
venile Court will begin receiving ap'
plications under this act next Feb
ruary. The fund in this county will
be' about $2600 for the year 1915,
about one-half being available in
March and the other half in Septem
A small monthly allowance will be
made to the most needy mothers
whose husbands are dead, permanent
ly disabled or who have deserted, if
the children and mothers have resided
in this county at least two years. No
allowance can be made, for a child
who is entitled to an age and school
ing certificate, which would generally
apply to children fifteen years old and
No money can be paid except , to
very poor women and when it is nec
essary to save children from neglect
and to avoid the breaking up of the
Eye Destroyed
While Hunting
While hunting last Friday morning
in company with his son Bond, George
Musch was totally blinded in his left
eye by a stray shot from the former's
gun. Also a second shot penetrated
Musch's chin.
Father and son had separated some
distance and were hidden from each
other by the slopes of a ravine. As
the son emerged from the ravine a
rabbit appeared and the son shot at
it. With a cry of pain the father, who
was in almost direct line of the shot,
fell forward wounded as stated above.
No blame whatsoever is attached to
the son.
, Musch soon recovered himself and
with the assistance of his son was
able to walk to the office of Dr. W. A.
Stanley, who dressed the wounds.
Both shots penetrated the head, but
it was deemed best not to probe for
them, at least for the present Musch
suffered great pain, especially from
the wound in his eye, and he is con
fined to his home from the shock. .
On Nov. 12 a year ago Mr. Musch
suffered the loss of his right hand
while operating a rip saw at the Me
dina Bending Works. Be was wear
ing a glove at the time and it was
thought that the glove caught and
drew his hand against the saw.
Kills Friend
While Hunting
The second accident since the hunt
ing ban" was lifted, and a fatal one,
occurred shortly after noon, Tuesday,
when John Baretsky was instantly
killed by his friend, Leonard Kiekel,
while hunting in the woods southeast
of Hinckley Center.
Both men were from Cleveland and
had journeyed to Hinckley in the
morning for a day of pleasure. It
is not known exactly how the accident
happened. The men were only a few
feet from each other at the time.
From the fact that Baretsky re
ceived the full charge from Kiekel's
gun in; his chest would suggest that
the latter was either reloading or re
pairing the weapon.
Dr. Ayers, the local physician, se
cured permission from Cororer Strong
of Medina to remove the body of
Baretsky to his home in Cleveland.
baretsky was 24 years old and a
moulder employed at the Born Steel
Range Co.
Wadsworth will hold jts annual
poultry show in that village in the
Armory hall from January 12 to 16.
This year's exhibition promises to be
by far the best ever given there, es
pecially in the quality of the fowls.
The services of George W. Webb, who
has a national reputation as a poultry
judge, and who will be the judge of
the Cleveland exhibit, have been se
cured at a fancy price by Wadsworth
chicken fanciers, and it is reported
that everything possible is being done'
to make the project a success.
Wadsworth business and profession
al men have contributed liberally and
large number of cash prizes, spec
ial prizes and between 30 and 40 sil
ver cups will be awarded the winners.
he catalogue of prizes will be out
in a week.
ManyMedinans at
Y. M. C. A. Meet
Revival meetings will begin at the
United Brethern church on the Chat
ham roadj two miles west of the center
of Lafayette, Sunday, Dec. 6. The
services will be conducted by the pas
tor, Rev. G. Shoup. The following
are some of the subjects that will be
used during the1 series:-
"Elements 'of a Revival"; "God's
Challenge to the Church;" "Hindranc
es to God's Work;" "The Highest Mo
tive;" "Religious Enthusiasm;" "Psy
chological Basis of Religion;" "The
Sanctified Church;" "The Christian's
Invitation;" "The Christian's Pass
over;" "Punishment of the Incorrig
ible;" and others. Everybody invited
to all these services, i
Farm and Home
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,;, Ji, school pf farmers and home ma
kers will be held at Leroy during the
week of Dec. 28-Jan. 1 This school
is the result of community work and
reflects credit to the progressive spir
it of the people in and around Leroy.
They have secured specialists, from
the College of Agriculture to give in
structions and demonstrations in the
subjects of soil fertility, farm crops,
poultry raising, animal husbandry,
and home economics. -
If the farmers of any community
are able to maintain the fertility of
the soil and at the same time pro
duce large crops, they may well be
proud of their work.. There are few
farm" for sale in such - a neighbor
hood; those few are readily sold at a
good price and the newcomer usually
considers himself lucky at finding
sucfi a favorable location.
The study and discussion of these
subjects as will undoubtedly take
place at this school cannot result
otherwise than good for the commun
ity, an opportunity for the farmers
to secure first-hand and high-grade
instruction in various lines and un
dcubtedly will result in a better fu
ture for the community. .
Make a note of the date, talk the
school over with your friends and
neighbors, hunt up a member of the
Membership Committee of the school
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Another Pioneer
Responds to Call
Word was received Thursday by
Mrsn Henry Huddleston of South Court
street of the sudden death in Cleve
land Wednesday night of her sister,
Mrs. Phoebe McCrosky. The latter
was in Medina a week ago Saturday
just before she went to Cleveland for
a visit with friends and was apparent
ly in good health. Subsequently she
was stricken with tonsilitis and pass
ed from life. Details of her last
hours had not 'reached her sister, Mrs.
Huddleston, at our hour of going to
press. .' ,( -v -,--: '' ;
The deceased was born in HHckley,
Jwj0ytf presided
there until yr 'marriage "tor Allen Ku
der, when she and her husband took
up their residence in Grangerj where
she made her home' until her death.
From this union there sprang four
children, all living, as follows: George
of Hinckley, Harry Kuder and Mrs.
Clair Goodwin of Granger and Mrs.
Maud Alber of Remsen Corners.
About ten or a dozen years ago the
deceased became the wife of Mr. Me
Crosky, who preceded her to the other
world some five years since.
Besides Mrs. Huddleston, a brother
and sister survive Harvey Crooks
and Mrs. Cynthia Golding of Michi
Funeral services will doubtless be
he'd at the home of her son in Gran
Mrs. Mildred Spies, wife of Oliver
Spies, residing ' on Medina street,
died at her late home last Saturday
morning at 3 o'clock, from peritonitis,
aged 47 years; The deceased was the
mother of several children. Funeral
services were held at the home, Mon
day at 1:80 p. m. Burial was made
and purchase a full-week ticket
While standing in the postoffice on
Monday evening we were amused at
a conversation between two of our
prominent , young ladies who were
discussing their Christmas beaux.
This is what oneof them said: "They
come right along the year round un
til about , thefirst week of December
and then you see them thin out First
I one and then another disappears until
the first thing you don't receive
call in a week. .That is a sure sign
that Christmas is at hand. Oh, we've
got the thing down fine and we know
what it mean3. This time, though,
wnen some or tnese leiiows come
sneaking back after New Year's and
invite their old friends to take a two
dollar sleigh ride or a seventy-five
cent show ticket they'll think some
thing has dropped. The times may be
hard but I know a dozen girls who
are not so hard up for a beau as to
overlook a case of mysterious disap
pearance at Christmas time. This
is the season of the year when we
in the townhsip cemetery at Medina can always tell which one, if any, of
Center. ' our admirers means business." -
State Shatters
Bunny's Hopes
The ban on hunting on 41 counties
of the state including Medina coun
ty was lifted Thursday. All local
hunters unleashed their dogs, grab
bed uns. and cartridge belts and
rushed forth to siaugnter the unsus
pecting rabbit
The .embargo on hunting which
was ordered November 14, the day
before hunting season was to open;
came as a deep disappointment 'to
many who had planned their vaca
tions for1 this time and had made al
preparations, to go.
The lifting of the hunting ban is ac
companied by an order permitting
free" movement of cattle except that
the cars must be disinfected and
must bear cards showing the name
and'eounty address of the shipper.
This includes a number of counties
around Medina such as Cuyahoga,
Portage, Summit, Lake and Lorain,
Two-counties,,; Waynee and ' Stark,
inent of stock into, winter 'quarter,
for breeding purposes or immediate
slaughter being permitted. ' No hunt
ing in these counties is allowed, how
In only 13 counties does an abso
lute quarantine exist. These are
are Erie, Hanccck, Huron, Knox, Ot
tawa, Putnam, Preble, Richmond,
Sandusky, Seneca, Woods, Williams
and Wyandot. In these counties cat
tie and sheep and hogs may not even
be removed to winter quarters except
under permit by the inspectors.
News that will be received with sor
row by the vast horde of candidates
throughout the state for liquor li
cense commissioners is that Monday
members of the state liquor licensing
commission denied reports that they
would appoint county license officials
within the next ten days for counties
formerly dry under the Rote law, but
made wet by the home rule amend
in' nt It was stated that the com
mission has not begun consideration
of the hundreds of applicants for the
positions. New applicants have been
received daily from many counties.
This news must be especially . dis
tressing when it is realized that Gov
ernor-elect Willis doubtless will re
move all such applicants as promptly
as possible upon his accession to of
fice a few weeks from now.
" 'Twas ever thus from childhood's
happy hour we've seen our
hopes decay." '
The lengthy acquaintance and be
trothal of two of Medina's popular
young people culminated in their
marriage on the evening of Nov. 25
v-hen Miss Pearl Wright became the
wife of Mr. Raymond Miller. The
ceremony was performed at the home
of Mrs. E. C. Green, 648 Wadswort
Road, witnessed only by the immodi
ate relatives of the bride and groom,
The bride is a daughter of Mrs,
L. Wright of 508 West Friendship
street, where Mr. and Mrs. Miller wi;
make their home for the present. Tho
groom is one of the faculty of the
Medina public schools. The bride wi
be remembered as thepopuiar and
efficient clerk at the M. T. Wrigh
store for several years, while the
groom is widely and well known from
a long residence in Medina.
The Sentinel extends its best wish
es to Mr. and Mrs. Miller.
Tuesday afternoon Mr. James Ham
ilton; : erstwhile ; proprietor of ' the
Lodi Review, transferred that prop
erty to J. W. Dunlap who until re
cently was owner of the West Salem
Reporter and Seville Times-News.
Both gentlemen are experienced news
paper men. The Review has always
been a welcome visitor to the Senti
nel's exchange table, as also the other
above named newspapers. Mr. Ham
ilton states that he has made no defi
nite arrangements for the future," but
probably will locate in Wooster, where
he wag located previous to purchas
ing the Review, 'j The Serttinel 'wishes
all that, Js. good to both Mr. Hamil
ton and Mr. Dunlap.
Of the 311 delegates and speakers
at the Ohio Y. M. C. A. conference
of older boys held at Marion, Friday
to Sunday last, 24 were from Medina
county. Next to Cleveland, this was
the largest delegation. Former Coun
ty secretary T. B. Lanham was ex
ecutive secretary of this, the 11th an
nual conference.
An excellent program was carried
out, the outstanding feature being the
part the boys themselves had in the
discussions, as officers and in the pre
sentation of papers.
Frank Copley of Sharon read an ex
cellent paper on "Our Obligation in
Extending the Association's Influ
ence". Virgil Flickineer. nresident
of the Seville association responded
for Medina county at thebanquet and
other Medina county boys took part
in discussions, as well as in the cheers
and recreational activities held be
tween sessions.
Many lasting impressions were ev
idently made by thestrong messages
delivered and by the personal con
tact during the conference. Definite
vital purposes were given expression
by most of the delegates before they
left Marion. Representatives from
London, Madison county, made a
strong bid1 for nexfcj year's gathering,
the State committee. '
Get Ready
For Saloons
Home rule on intoxicating liquors
will probably become a part of Ohio's
organic law today. Constitutional
awyers are in doubt which day home
rule takes effect The only formal
ity necessary to complete its incor
poration into the constitution is is
suance of the official proclamation by
Gov. James M. Cox and Secretary of
State Charles H. Graves. This proc
lamation is expected today (Friday)
when the ballots cast will be destroyed
under the law, thus ending the possi-
bilitp of recount asked by the drys.
Already pressure is being brought
to bear on Gov. Cox and the state
liquor licensing board to have county
license commissions named in coun
ties made wet by adoption of the
amendment, among which is Medina
In part the demand for immediate
naming of license commissioners
comes from towns that cannot be
voted dry under township and mu
nicipal option laws but have been dry
under the Rose law.
While Medina village is fortified
against the invasion of the saloon,
there are many other places in the
county that become vulnerable for
the saloon, through the home rule
amendment, and Medina county may
expect to have them at the very ear
liest period allowed by law, probably
by January 1.
Bring in Your
Belgian Money
Mr. Geo. F, Gruninger, who has
been laid up since his miraculous es
cape from death on election day, is
able to walk up town again.
Mr. Gruninger suffered a severe
fracture of the skull when a 16-foot
2x4 oak scantling was blown on to
him while at work near his barn.
Two teeth were knocked out and he
was rendered insensible and it was
feared for a while that his injury
would prove fatal. Remembering
that he once was told by a doctor that
in injuries to the head it is wise to
keep on one's feet, if possible, as a
means of preventing the formation of
a clot on the brain, Mr. Gruninger in
sisted upon walking to the office of
his physician against the protest of
family and friends, and he believes
this action had much to do with his
final recovery.
Harry Derr had a Balka machine
Sunday night. Harry, you were wise
to take your girl home before you
tried to climb the south hill. Aha!
The Vance reunion was held at the
home of Elmer Vance near Medina
Thanksgiving day. The Star people
who attended were San Dick and wife,
Wm. Dick and family and Fraak
Dick and family of Wadsworth.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bennett and
baby of Copley spent Sunday at the
home of his brother Fred of this place.
Miss Ruth Johnson spent the week
end visiting Leonie Shaffer at Croye,
Arthur Johnson is suffering with a
sprained ankle caused by salt falling
on him at the works in Wadsworth,
Rev. and Mrs. H.A. Shook of Smith-
ville spent Tuesday at the home of his
father, E. Shook.
Miss Anna Dick celebrated her 12th
birthday last Wednesday by enter
taining at lunch several of heir little
girl friends. They came from 2. to 4
music and games were enjoyed. Miss
Anna received several nice presents
A music cabinet was given her by her
George Bechtel and family and Ira
Nash and family of Akron were Star
visitors Thanksgiving.
Mrs. Anna V Hectric of Barberton
wrs. urace (aammondj Keutter or was a Star visitor Wednesday.
Mallet Creek will sing in the M. E. Lloyd Walles and family spent Sun-
church at Sunday morning service, J' day at the Star,
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About thirty band boys, friends and
band boosters enjoyed the hospita
, ity of the band Saturday night at the
fondest K. cf P. hall, to a dinner that made
each and every one there sit right up
and take notice. There was about
everything one could think of that is
good to eat and plenty of it. This
is an annual event with the band and
js given with the two-fold object of
entertaining their friends and to fos
ter the good feeling among the band
Rev. Wm. V. Edwards of St Paul's
Episcopal church, was ordained a
deacon of the Episcopal church Sun
day morning at St Paul's church in
Akron. Rev. Edwards was presented
by Rev. D. E. Davies of theTheolog
ical seminary at Gambler.
The committee in charge of Medi
na county's war sufferers' fund that
has been generously contributed thru-
out the whole county finds itself em
barrassed by the fact that a consid
erable number holding funds have not
reported and remitted the same to
the committee. Members of this com
mittee have met this week to consider
ways and means to forward Medina
county's gift to the war sufferers only
to find that it does not know the to
tal of that gift because of the mis
understanding or negligence of a con
siderable number in forwarding the
amounts held by them, as officers , of
societies and Organizations."' The com- i;
mittee had hoped that all contributed
funds would be in its hands by last
Monday. But in this it was disap
So an appeal is now made to every
individual and every officer of any so
ciety or organization still holding any
money contributed to the war suffer
ers to remit the same at the earlist
possible moment by addressing the
remittance to any one of the follow
ing members of the committee in
charge: W. S. Edmund, D. C. Shepard
or H. G. Rowe, Medina.
Please don't delay doing so longer
than another mail.
The committee would explain that
it cannot possibly know all who have
contributed nor what organizations,
nor who are the officers of these or
ganizations holding funds contributed,
otherwise the committee would reach
them by phone or mail.
The committee makes another re
quest: that every organization report
what it individually gave, so that a
proper record and receipt can be
made. The committee would also
ike every school teacher, so far as
possible, to report the total gift- of
each individual school of which he or
she ia teacher. The school contribu
tion of the county was turned into the
committee as a grand total. The com
mittee would like to know the gift of
each school. ?
Because of the situation explained
above, the county's total gift to the
war sufferers' fund is not yet known.
The amount alrefdv jn the Irru's of
the committee and in -win1.: in Medina
is more than sufficient to buy a car
load of flour.
Next Monday at latest, the commit
tee will expect every cent contributed
to this good cause to have been re
mitted, will announce the total amount
and proceed to get the food gift on
its way to Europe at the earliest pos
sible hour. A week's delay will now
have been caused by the failure of a
few to remit promptly the funds they
Henry G. Koppe, 78, died at the
home of his grandson, V. F. Breed, in
Kenmore, Tuesday, Dec. 2. Funeral
services will be held at the home of
deceased's daughter, Mrs. S. B. Stod
dard, Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2:20 o'clock.1
conducted by Rev. H. S. Fritsch "' of'
the Congregational church of Medi
na. Buria' at Spring Grove cemetery.
A more extended obituary-notice
will appear in a subsequent- issue' of
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