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THM MEDINA SENTINE
U VOLUME THIRTY-SEVEN MEDINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1921 No. 35. APRIL COURT OPENS WITHJNNOVATION NO 'HEAT, CONVENES v IN LAWYER'S OFFICE First Time a Session Was Ever Held Here Other Than in the County Building Only Four Cases Dis posed of. "The law's delay which has been the bane of mankind for ages, took on a new aspect Monday in the opening session of the April term of Common Fleas Court, The first case on the docket was that of the B. Sf O. Baiiad Co. vs. F. O. Plillips.an action to recover from plal tiff the sum of $271 with interest from the fall of 1917, as demurrage on of coal. About the middle of the forenoon the court, jury and counsel appeared to be eufferng from an attack of ague. This was soon found not to be the ca:e, however, investigation disclos ing that the furnace of the building had broken down and there was no heat, and. not likely to be any for a day or two. or until new flues could be installed. The first impulse of all concerned of coarse, consistent with the past history of the world with respect to the law, was to adjourn the court. A second thought upon the part of At torney F. W. Woods changed all this, and his suggestion that the case be transferred to his office in the Phoen ix block was accepted, to which the court and attaches all repaired, and the case was resumed. It is believed that this- is the first time in the history of Medina county that court has been itf session other than in the county building, and rare ly if ever, except perhaps' in case of fire, in the state. The case under trial came to an end Tuesday morning, when, after both sides hao rested, Judge John T. Gsrver of Sandusky county, who is replacing N. H. McClure here this week, in structed the jury to bring in a verdict for the defendant. The demurrage claimed by the plaintiff was alleged to have accrued at Chippewa Lake, in connection With a carload of coal consigned to defen ds nt. The defense claimed the car was not delivered onto the proper sid for unloading during the alleged demurrage period.and that proper writ ten notice had not been given defen dant .by the plaintiff. The court's de cision rested upon the latter claim, in the main. ,, At the close of this case Judge 6ar ver resumed, court in the county build ing long enough t dispose of the fol lowing cases,: Fred Yost, under in dictment for burglary and larceny; Bert Mosier vs. The State Industrial Commission; The J. S. Davis Coat Co. vs. F. H. Gibbs, et al., action for i money only! , Yost, charged with breakings into Taylor Inn at Lodi and stealing 200 quarts of whiskey, changed his form er plea of not guilty to guilty, and the court sentenced him to an inde terminate imprisonment in the reforma tor at Mansfield for from one to fif ties years; Upon the recommenda ticn of Prosecuting Attorney Seymour a .id because of the fact that Yost has a wife and children in destitute cir cumstances, the court suspended the sentence and admitted Yost to free dom' on probation. He will be re leased from jail as soon as the comil tal papers have been filed with the widen of the reformatory and re tu.ed to the Mednia court. The case of Bert Moser vs. The In d. trial Commission was dismissed fhr want of prosecution. They Davis vs. Gibbs case was 'settl ed, costs paid and no record made. PLAN HEALTH PAGEANT FOR MEDINA COUNTY Plans for the production of the health pageant "Forward for Am erica" under the direction of Mr. and Ms. J. C. Sullivan are completed. On April 8th the pageant was presented by the school children at Memorial Hall, Columbus, and from that date forward the pageant will be given in tha cities throughout the state. Dur ing the summer months the pageant will be given in connection with a number of county fairs. An effort is on foot to secure this pageant for Medina county. The pageant is part of the health educational work being carried on by the Ohio Public Health association. DEATH OF ANNIE E. SHEPARD Annie E. Shepard, sister of Pauline W. and Geo. C. Shepard of Cleveland, and Dwight C. Shepard and Mrs. C. L. Griesinger of Medina, died on Satur day, April 16, at her home in Cleve land. Funeral services were held on Monday at Pilgrim Congregational church, conducted by Rev. Dan Brad ley ,and burial ma.de in Spring Grove cemeteny, Medina. The decased form 'erly lived in Medina, where she was well known, and a more extended no tice of this estimable woman will ap pear in the next issue of the Sentinel. 1 ""S NEW SCHOOL FOR HINCKLEY An old time celebration was held hi Hinckley center Monday evening, following announcement' of results of the election to decide whether the township should be bonded for $45, 000 to erect a new school building. The election resulted irfa vote of 178 to 36 in favor of the bond issue. The board will meet IkCay 2 to pro ceed with sale of bonds and other necessary arrangements: ROYAL WELCOME GIVEN TO AKRON VISITORS Medina Business Men Know To Do It How! A heavy downpour of rain did not interfere with Kiwanis and Winyah clubs members turning out in goodly number last Thursday afternoon to greet more than three score of Ak ron's prominent business men, repre senting the rubber city's Chamber of Commeie. The visitors had spent the day call ing on business men at other points on the Northern Ohio as far west as Plymouth, and Medina was the last stop on the itinerary. The men were met at the station by automobiles and driven about the village, then taken to parlors of the Winyah club where they were served with light refresh ments and cigars. President H. H. Root of the Kiwan is club made a brief address of wel come, assuring the visitors that the latch-string of Medina is always open to wide-awake men like themselves., " The Akron men expressed surprise as well as pleasure over their recep tion in Medina, specially in considera tion of the inclement weather and in opportune time of their arrival, and gave ample assurance of their ap preciation. Upon their arrival at the station each member of the party was present ed with a carnation by Hamme r schmidt & Clark, local florists. Trav eling with the Akron men was a mov ing picture operator, who snapped the entire party at the station. BURKE LETS LOOSE I HERE ON RIPPER BILL Scores Advances by Confreres Win Him Over. to Senator J. Frank Burke of Elyria addressed members of the Winyah club last Friday night in response to the club's invitation to come here and tell them of the workings of the Ohio Senate. His formidable and relentless fight ip the Senate against the notorious ripper bill of Gov. Davis' recently has brought the name of Senator Burke very prominently before the people of the .state ,and his talk to the Winyah club last Friday night verily dealt with the "workings" of the Senate.but specjfjcajy dealt with the "work" of that btdy in putting across the Gov- Senator Burke stated that he had made a careful search of all rulings concerning emergency legislation and had been unable to discover one thai could be offered in defease of the bill. ' Pressure of all kinds had been brot to bear against the Senator, he stated, to desist from his attack upon the measure, a sample of which was that a friendly attitude toward, or passive acquiescence in the passage of the bill would be the means of diverting a considerable number of political ap pointments to his home county, Lo rain. Advances of this character,said the Senator, came principally from his Republican confreres in the Sen ate, one of whom, said the Senator, made the audacious statement that,so far as tha referendum is concerned, the people don't know enough to de cide as to what is best for them in the matter of legislation, and there ras no reason why the ripper bill snouia De reierrea to them. From Senator Burke's statements it was clearly to be inferred that he believes the passage of the ripper bill has sounded the political death knell of Gov. Davis, and that the Supreme Court will be the one to trumpet taps When it comes .to pass upon the con stitutionality of the measure. The Senator intimated that his own chances for returning to the Senate two years hence had been threatened by his attitude toward the ripper bill, but he mirthfully told the Winyah members, that a defeat certainly would no't incur any financial loss,al tho when the time comes he said that he may have a lingering desire to re turn . . There was a large attendance of Winyah club members to greet Sena tor Burke and a light luncheon was served following the Senator's ad dress. SPELLING CONTEST SET FOR SATURDAY. MAY 7 Many Contestants to Participate Annual Event in The date for the annual county spell ing contest has been announced by County Superintendent C. B. Ulery as Saturday, May 7. These annual spelling contests are for the purpose of fostering interest in .spelling anr of improving: the quality of work done in that subject. Many always par ticipate in the annual event, and this year's contest is expected to eclipse all previous ones. Contestants are classed into four groups: Grades 3 and i or either of them; grades 5 and 6 or either of them; grades 7 or 8 or either of them and the four high school grades or any of them. " Each school district is entitled to two representatives in each class, se lected in any manner the local super intendent and teachers may devise. ' The words used in the contest are to be taken from lists secured by the County Superintendent from outside sources, the list for each class to be of appropriate difficulty in the judg ment of the persons making the lists. Each contest is to consist of two parts, a written test of 60 or " 100 words and an oral "spell-down". In dividual standing will be determined by averaging the record In the two contests. SEASON'S BIGGEST MUSICAL EVENT COMBINED CHOIRS AND AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA Third Number of Community Orches tra's Winter Concerts, at Meth odist Church Next Tuesday Night, April 26. The biggest musical event of season and one of the most tious ones ever undertaken in will take place next Tuesday evening," April 26, at 8 o'clock, at the Methodist church, it being the third number of a series of winter concerto given by the Medina Community or chestra in the interest of the Com- munitv Ruildincr fnnri. This concert was to have been given'; last month, but was postponed be cause of the illness of "the director, John Beck. A chorus of one hundred and twen- tv-five voices, representing the choirs of all the local churches, will sing, ac companied by the orchestra, augment ed ior tnis occasion to twenty pieces, and two pianos and organ. Mrs. L, H. Randall and Mr. Frank Hobart will preside at the pianos and Mrs. Clark Reinhard't at the organ. John, Beck will direct the entire concert. The choir will appear in vestments. The program has been carefully re hearsed and the public Is assured of a most enjoyable evening's entertain-1 ment. The program follows". Processional : "Onward Christian Soldiers" Chorus "We March to Victory" , . , Soma Overture "Royal" Ateher Orchestra Quartet Selected Messrs. Barnes, Bohley, Deyell, Warren Duet "The Lord is My Light" Matthews Mrs. R. M. Long, Mr. 'Bryant Chorus (a) "Crossing the Bar" (b) "Now the Day is Ova riano solo Leo Bartunek "Fancies" Settar "Simplicity" Lee Orchestra Duet "Forgive" Staimr Messrs. Barnes and Bohley Chorus' "Hosaima" Granie Louis Best, Soloist 1 Solo- "Ave Maria" Gomwt r. 'Starlight :J &e&itte Orchestra Chorus "Praisea.to the Father" -. Gounod Hymn Miles Lane" Grand March (From "Aida") VeraH Orchestra Reserved seats can be obtained for this concert at either Brainard's jewelry store or the Parke drug store. RAILROAD CULPABLE FOR LODI MAN'S DEATH Coroner's Report Declares Whistle Not Blown ' In his return to the court of the re port of the inquest he conducted in the accidental death of. Sidney A. Auble, which occurred near Spencer on the afternoon of April 12, Coronei E. L. Crum of Lodi lodges the blame for the accident on the crew of the train which ran into Mr. Auble. The deceased while driving his hearse to Spencer in the funeral cor tege of the late Mrs. Manford BurkeyJ oi Kivers corners, was run into by th eastbound passenger train of- the A. C. & Y. and instantly killed. Following is the text of Coroner Crum's report: "After having heard the evidence, examined the body, and considered the facts and circumstances, I do find that the said deceased came to his death by crminal negligence on 'the part of the crew of a certain passen ger train on the A., C. & Y. R. R., which left Spencer, Medina County, O., about 3:20 p. m., on Monday, April 11, 1921, and which was running at a high rate of speed, about 10 fo 20 minutes behind schedule time, and which ran down the funeral car which Mr. Auble was driving, without whist ling at the whistle post. "It is a fact that embankments on both sides of the track at the curve in the railroad just west of the road crossing obstructed the view to withr in about 400 feet of the crossing. Therefore, this train coasting quiet ly down grade at a high rate of speed and without giving the' proper warn ing, came down upon him as an as sassin in the night. Signed E. L. CRUM, Coroner." Witnesses in the inquest by Coroner Crum were Chas. E. Rice, Jesse .Par ent, Edward Ensign, Clayton Bcrkey, F. C. Ginn, Thos. Lamp, A. Hendricks and Chas. Touby, all of whom testified that the engine whistle was not blown until just before the train reached the crossing, some distance beyond the whistle-post where it should have been sounded, WOMEN ORGANIZING That they, may better solve their own problems, as well as problems that are of community and county wide interest, the ladles in many Me dina townships are organizing them selves. On May 20, Miss Marie Sayles, in charge of Home Economics Dept., Ohio State University, will be in Medina county to assist in this or ganisation work, further announce ment of which will be published later. ) the Bigelow, Soprano Miss Sinhr. Violin FLOUNDERING IN f. SEA OF TROUBLES RECEIVER OF SPENCER COMPANY IS WOE-BESET President George G. Bouthirton, Dis credited, Turns Up Missing Bank- j ruptcy to be Adjudicated and Plant Sold. I "Since I entered upon my duties as KCttrer of the Spencer Metal Pro- pucu Co., I have likened mv situa tion m a man who has suddenly been cast into a sea without a life preserver m&Wnable to swim." k this is what John B. Childe told a wgrttihet representative On Wednesday When asked concerning the present Kfonditiou of the Spencer Company. Ir. Childe received his appontment is receiver of the Spencer Metal Pro- lcts Lo. last week by Judge Westen ver in Cleveland. e this remark Mr. Childe let it be Own that he did not therehv wish I tpTie understood that the company i" both down and out, but simply down temporarily, on its back, but not rivet- Rumors current the past week that the' company's books, inventory, etc., had been carried away, were denied by Sr. Childe, altho he did state that jformer Superintendent Geo. B. Bouthi ttpii had disappeared and his where abouts could not be learned. Th dissappearance of Botithinon wt "a. time when his presence would nave been of incalculable assistance to Receiver Childe in straightening out the affairs of the company, has thoro discredited that gentleman with the people of Spencer, whose full confi jttnee he had enjoyed during the years w had been in Spencer and where he lad been regarded as one of the vil lage's chief spirits and bulwark. ffne regard with which he is now held in Spencer was illustrated a week or tjvo ago when F. C. West of Chi cago, a uirecxor oi me opencer com pany, was arrested for alleged issuing 1 of a fraudulent check, and spent a night in the county tail. Jt is stated in Spencer that West's incarceration was because of his own and his friend Botithinon's inability to secure signers for his bond in Spencer, whereas, had troubte occurred in other days thinon's standing in the commun- would have enabled him to obtain atures to a bond of most any size. Was. two Medina men gained the next day. h th present deplor able condition of affairs, Receiver! Oilde expresses himself as optimistic for the future of the company if it can survive the ordeal in which it s pass ing, and for which there is a well-defined effort afoot for resuscitation. Mr. .Childe states that there are a large number of orders at the factory waiting to be filled, and he is in hopes that affairs may so shape them selves within the next few days as to: warrant the resumption of operations. The following is a copy of a letter sent to creditors of the Spencer Metal Products Co. this week by the com mittee appointed a few weeks ago to formulate plans for the projection of creditors : To the Creditors of the Spencer Metal Products- Co. Gentlemen: While your committee was working on a plan for refinanc ing the Spencer .Metal Products Com pany, with substantial aid from' the present stockholders, Mr. Bouthirion, President of the Company, proceeded to act contrary to the wishes ofvour committee. Without our knowledge he induced certain creditors to file a petition in bankruptcy in the Federal Court and, as we are informed, at the same time, without any , authority by his Board, assigned the steering wheel lock patent rights belonging to the Company to certain outside parties with whom he was associated. It was apparent that immediate ac tion was neccessary. Your commttee therefore applied for a receiver in the bankruptcy proceedings and on Mon day the 11th inst., John B. Childe, an experienced man was selected by your committee, was appointed receiver by the Federal Court at Cleveland and is now in possession of the property. There will doubtless be an adju dication in bankruptcy within a short time and the property will be put thru a judicial sale. We are working on a plan to have the property bought1 in by a syndicate to be formed among the creditors. We are also working with the leading stockholders with a view to having them finance a re-organization. All of these matters are now in indefinite form but as soon as some thing definite has been worked out. we will advise you further. William P.'Witherow Robert 'J. Arthur H. C. Haight, Creditors' Committee. Since this letter was sent out, a date for adjudication of bankrutcy was set for Thursday afternoon of this week before Judge Westenhaver, at which time it was expected that an order would be issued by the court for a sale of the property. Dissappointment over the unfortun ate turn of affairs With the Metal Pro ducts Co., together with loss of faith in its president is keenly felt bv the citizens of Spencer. Former prosper ity of the company was almost whol ly responsible for the rapid growth of the community and the incorporation of the village two years ago, and whiqh pointed to the town ultimately developing into a large and thriving place Without the concern, Spencer seemingly must retrograde as a com mercial center, as the community is primarily an agricultural one. MANY ARE APPLYING FOR FARM LOAN MONEY Applications At Medina Branch Will Reach $20,000 The Medina County Farm Loan as sociation, which is the Medina branch of the Federal Land Bank of Louiseville, is deluged with inquiries as to farm loans, says W. P. Ains worth, secretary of the local associa tion. Official documents and application blanks from the Federal office had not been received by Mr. Ainsworth the fore part of the week, altho he had previously received notice that they had been mailed from Louisville. There is hut. little dnnht that their will reach here some timl this week. Arrangements for loans are never theless being made, says Mr. Ains worth. who also states that nnnliea- tions totalling more than $125,000 nave aireaay Deen mea, and that he anticipates that this figure will event ually reach $200,000, which latter amount he has indicated to the Feder al Bank will be the minimum that will be required for Medina county. Applications for loans amounting to $50,000 had been filed with Mr. Ainsworth at the time the Federal Loan bill was held up a year or more ago pending a decision by the U. S. Supreme Court as to its constitutional ity. The court cave, a favornhle de cision about six weeks ago. with bank loan rates at 7 per cent, the farmers are planning to take ad vantage of the flrovernment monev at 6 per cent, which is an increase of 1-2 per cent, over the old Federal loan rate. Money borrowed bv farmers from banks will be used to pay off mortga ges coming due ana to make perma nent improvements on farms, it. is stated. Under the nresent clans of operation the farmer is compelled to use the loan for payment of present mortgages or for permanent improve ments. TTndor the riVfitrimic nlnn LT " pibT4VUO fJinil little attention twas paid by the bank to tne use made of the money. Future loans will be closely scrutinized by uiu association. WARNING TO FARMERS AGAINST HOG REMEDY Doctor and Dope Under Scrutiny of Officials Warning has been sent to the farm ers of Medina county to look out for Dr. D. W. Nolan and his so called hog remedy. A very systematic investigation has been made of this man and his "Rem edy." Noxine has beep 'analysed by a chemist of the Ohio" Dairy aiid Food Department, and it is alleged to be of very little medicinal value. The Farm Bureau has on file a score or more of letters from farmers who have used Noxine, who state they have lost their hogs by the use of this treatment. . . Noxine, it is reported, in the dis eases prescribed, would act .only as a feeble dsinfectant of the digestive tract, and that the small amount of alcohol which such a dose of Noxine contains would have little or no thera peutic value. To use it indiscrimi nately, therefore, as a treatment for all swine diseases is not only a waste of time and money, but its use may postpone or prevent proper treatment It costs $4.00 per bottle, and it must bring -to the manufacturer a very handsome profit. In brief, Noxine has no curative value, and if good results .have been obtained from itthey must have come from following out the sanitary and hygienic recommendations which the manufacturer insists must accompany its use. A complete report of this in vestigation will be made in the very near future. It has been learned that there are several agents operating in Ohio who are selling a material to be used to innoculate fruit trees for scale, worms and most ail other troubles to which ftujt trees are heir. This sort of a schceme has been tried off and on for several hundred years. There is not an Experiment Station College of Agriculture or experienced fruit grower who is willing to place a particle of value in this method of pest control. It has been tried out by Experiment Stations innumerable times with absolutely no beneficial results. Farm Bureau members of Ohio have been warned to be on the lookout for such agents. SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON CLEVELAND ROAD While returning from Cleveland Tuesday evening, when at a point about four or five miles south of Brooklyn, Mr. W. A. Michaels and son William of Lakewood and daughter-in-law Mrs. James Michaels of State road, met with an accident-that injured them severely and from which they almost miraculously escaped death. , They were driving their auto a short distance behind another car, both ve hicles running at fairly high speed. The forward car suddenly turned into a driveWav. the driver advinc no stoma! of his action. To avoid a collision the Michaels swerved to one side an1 in doing so struck a rock, upsetting the car ana inrowmg tne occupants- into the roadway. Two side wheels of tlfc car were torn off and the vehicle otherwise injured. Mrs. James Mi chaels sustained injuries that requir ed her removal to a Cleveland hospit al. The father likewise was seriously injured, but was removed to his home. The son sustained only slight bruises. The family reported Wednesday ev- eninsr that Mrs Mtrhaels' inirie were not regarded of a fatal charac a l.Un .L .. 1 A v. 1 ' J iti, auuu auc wuuivuic uuu up ior some time. flCATU MIUtTC TO UlA III uUiYIlO lU MRS. t WALKER FOLLOWING ILLNESS OP OVER THREE MONTHS Had Spent Greater Part of Life in Medina County and Many Years in Medina Was Industrious Work er in the Church. Mrs. Emma Walker, wife of 5. N. Walker, died on Wednesday morninir of this week, after an illness of three months. , The deceased was the only daughter of Walter and Dency L. Simmons, and was bom in Winebago, 111., Dec. 25, 1854, the first white child born in that township. In early girlhood with her parents she moved to Bath, O., where she re sided for a few years, later removing to Granger township, this county. About seven or eight years ago she iame to Medina, where she has since made her home. She was twice married. Her first husband was Frank Ferguson, to whom she was married Dec. 25, 1871, and to whom one child was born, Car rie, who died July 30, 1891. The-husband died Oct. 24, 1913, at Mallet Creek. On July 3, 1920, she became the wife of Samuel N. Walker of Medina. Be sides the husband there survives an adopted son, Harry O., of Lincoln, Neb.; one brother, G. O. Simmons of Medina, and many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Walker was a deeply religious woman ana naa Deen laenxinea with the Methodist church since youth. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. H. Bryenton, assisted by Rev. Charles Scarles of Hinckley, a lifelong friend of the deceased- Interment will be made in Spring Grove cemetery. . WELLS AT SHARON CENTER CONDEMNED BY STATE Public Supply O. K., But Inadequate Says Report Concernimr the water annnlw at Sharon Center, an analysis of which was recently made bv the Snta Health Department at the instance of county neaitn commissioner Dr. H. H. Biggs, a report just received by Dr. Biggs readB as follows: "At your request a representative of this department, visited Sharon Center to examine well snnnlieo in. that community. Two wells were ex amined known respectively as the Brown and Brandeburv wells. WnteH in the western Dart of the village Tho examination of these wells indicated tnat tney are unsafe sources of water supply and these conclusions are con firmed by the results of analysis of samples collected from the Brown well which gave evidence of contami nation. "At the same time examination mo made of the public water supply of Sharon Center and the results of ex amination of samnles of thic cnnnln gave satisfactory findings. It is obvious therefore that the Brown and Brandeburv wells should he. nhnmU. ed and the public water supply of onurun center snouid be substituted. (Signed: W. H. Dittoe. Chief Rmri. neer.) Mr. Dittoe also addressed the fal lowing letter to The Sharon Spring Water Co.: Dear Sirs: A roim.iot;,,,, r , . .iv.lll.l.v, TC UJ, this department visited Sharon Cent er on March Wand examined the pub he water sunnlv of that viHoo. s.. - - - ' c. wam- pies of the supply collected at this ume maicate tne water to be of satis factory sanitarv oualitu tvo . , - " " ' V " VABlir ination of the development of the suppiy inaicates that it is safe. The only comment which we desire to make is in recard to tho fijm,,on. of the development for the needs of uie community. We advise that im provements be made whieh will Hut a more comnlptA ntirWo STl yield in order that all residents of the community may be served by this sup- "ALL ABOARD" REHEARSALS BEGIN MONDAY NIGHT The talent committee are making Se 1 ,1!eadway " selecting a cast for AI Aboard," the show the St. Paul's Guild are iroinD- tn nresent it t.: - t. O - - . HL J. 1,11 cess theater. They are all readv for the John B. Rogers professional pro ducer who will arrive here to take full charge of the rehearsals, which start Mondav nicrht Anril 9? C. .u- members of the oast who wll be re membered in the "Miss Bob White" production are Miss Lucille Offineer iibs jvoromy ieacn and Messrs. Best Bohley and Thatcher. The will al so be, some entirely new talent used in the coming production. BOOZE THEFT CHARGED One of the secret indictments re turned by the grand jury last week was against Perry Mosier of Lodi. Mosier was indicted for burglary and larceny in connection with the jjame violation with which Fred Yost was indicted, namely: entering Taylor Inn at Lodi several months ago and remov ing several quarts of whiskey. On Thursday of last weekk Sheriff Bigelow learned that Mosier, who pre viously could not be located, was in Lodi, and Deputy Hange was detailed to go there and place nim under ar rest. He did so, and the following morning Mosier secured his release when his parents appeared and signed a bail bond fixed at $500.