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You aro wasting golden opportunities unions you aro advertising your busi ness in a paper whose read ers possess the coin. One newspajer in the home is worth a dozen on the stree t to the advertis er. The Democrat is the home paper of Mercer Co. Kiitered at the Collna (Oiiio) .'oat-office an HeeomlclaM mall matter. Fifteenth Year-No. 3 CELINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1910 Weekly One Dollar per Year CEL 11 HELPS LIFT BURDEN Successful Fight for Appropri ation Makes Smile Where NoneOrew Before. Tax-Payers Along Wabash-Dea ver Improvement Will Have $25,000 Less to Pay. Every property-owner In tljl city nd every tax-payer along the entire length of the Wabash-Beaver ditch Improvement are rejoicing over the pasting by the (State Senate on laa Saturday of the bill Introduced by Hepreientatlve Sam Vlning of thli county appropriating .f25,000 for the State'a ahare In the coat of making the big ditch Improvement. Through persistent hammering on his pet measure, and a perauaalve and get-there-way that characterize all bl undertakings, Mr. Vinlng con vlnced bia associate! In the House that the appropriation he wanted was juat and right and they gave it to him in a way that made hi heart glad and the measure half a law. In the Sen ate he had the co-operation of the two Democratlo wheel-horses of this dis trict, and in the closing hours before adjournment of the legislature last Saturday they pressed the matter with such skill and tact that there was little or no opposition to the appropri ation in the Senate. Mr. Vlnlng's achievement i particularly notewor thy from the fact that the sledding for measures of this class at this session have been difficult, and, almost with out exception, thrown down and spat upon. What it means to the tax-payera is self-evident. The engineer'! estimate on the Improvement was f 100,21)5. The work, however, sold for $112,840 37,45.'i less than the estimated cost This turn of airairs commenced to help Home and there were less long faces from here to the Indiana line. With the appropriation of 1-15,000 from the State the cost to the tax-payera inter ested if cut to $37,840. To this amount however must be added from f 10,000 to $12,000 for compensation and dam ages to land owners along the route, cost of advertising and issuing bonds, engineers' fees, dec. Adding the out side figure of $12,000 to the sum stated the cost of the improvement can be aafely placed at $10,840 less than half of the estimated cost. One thing is sure, we will have $25,000 less to pay thanks to Sam Vin lng and Senators Mooney and Sbafer and, in fact, the whole legislative bunch. There's glory enough for all. Our Leading Industry Gets Anton in Bad Anton Strabel, the Wabash black smith, who it seems can not refrain from drink when he comes to town, got on bia usual jag last Thursday night and was locked up by Night Policeman Mcllroy. Friday morning he plead guilty before Mayor Kenney and was fined $5 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in the Toledo work. The work house sentence was suspended on a good behavior condition. Clevelanders Come and Go The Wholesale Merchants' Board of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce visited the biggest little town in the State yesterday on their annual trade extension tour. They came in on a special from the south over the Cincin nati Northern about an hour late, were shown the town by our automobilists and made hurried business call on firm in their respective lines. They were Impressed a little with the Im portance of this hamlet while boosting the biggest municipality in the State in meteorio fashion. Come again and tay longer next time. A First-Class Appointment Probate Judge P. F. Dugan yester day appointed Editor A. A. Kolp, of the Ft. Recovery Journal, a a member of the b'lnd relief commission to suc ceed ex-Mayor Joseph Passman, of Ft. Recovery. Mr. Kolp' appointment i an excellent one, and will maintain the high standing of the commission. It will be approved by the people of his town. The knowledge of bis splen did character and ability is not con fined to the limits of Ft. Recovery, baw ever, and np this way we are glad to note the compliment paid hlrr.. Ex. Mayor Passman has given the relief commission able and conscientious service, and retire with the honor that come with duty well perfjrmed. Social Gossip The ladles' aid soe'etv of the Presby terian Church will rieet with Mr. M. Feldhelser, East Market street, this afternoon. The Thimble Club will meet next Wedneiday aft jr noon with Mr. David Overly, WestFayette street The ladies' aid society of the M. E. Cbnrcb will be entertained at the Mrs. F. S. Collins home,' East Livingston strep'., this afternoon. Mr. and Mr. J. E. Headington were given a real surprise at their oozy home on East Livingston street Wednesday night by the member of the Jolly Dozen Club and tbelr husbands. It was a sort of fare-thee-well party, and while enjoyable would have been more o If the golng-away part could bave been omitted from the program. The usual euchre and s lunch soon whisked the hour away. The Ileadington will be mined by many social gather ing besldos the Jolly Twelve, but none will regret their leaving Cellna more sincerely, A fortnight will ee them located at Portland. Farm Residence Goes Up in Smoke The aesldcnce of Adam Kaylor in Hlackereek Township was totally de. Stroved bv Are last Nunriav. nnl v a nor tlon of the household goods being saved. The fire 1 supposed to have originated from a defective Hue, but was not discovered until it had gained such lieadwav that hardlr anvthinu- could be saved. The loss is partially covered by Insurance. Forger Heyne in Clutches of Law Officer II. L. Ilight left Tuesday evening for Tulsa, Oklahoma, to get John II. Heyne, a former milk man of this city, who 1 wanted here on a charge of forgery. Heyne ran a small dairy a year or ao ago at the Kdgewater park, and while here forged the name of Druggist R. E. Riley to a note of sever al hundred dollars on the First Nations Bank. The affidavit for the fellow' arrest wa filed in Justice Itauda baugh's court a couple of month ago but the officer were unable to locate the man until last week, when be was round on a farm near Tulsa. Governor Harmon last Monday Issued requisi tlon papers on the. Governor of Okla homa for the man, who 1 being held by the Tulsa authorities awaiting the officer from this city. clevelaud easily In Contest for Population Un official Estimate of Growth of Cities of Nation. A Washington special of Wed nesday, says: The census of fice to-day unofficially estimated the increase of population in the United States since 1900 at 15,121,036. The official estimate for Great er New York is 4,503,603, an in crease since 1900 of 1,126,401. The population of Chicago is estimated at 2,282,926 The estimatek total population of the United States is 91,424, 423. Other estimated totals are: Columbus, 158,648. Toledo, 178,863. Cleveland, 520,938. Cincinnati, 354,012. Dayton, 112,066. Buffalo, 401,535. Denver, 159,226. Pittsburg, including Alleg heny, 569,925. Philadelphia, 1,540,429. New Orleans, 332,132. St. Louis, 689,716. Baltimore, 583,374. Washington, 350,145. Indianapolis, 250,036. St. Paul, 229,869. Kansas City, 194,788. Detroit, 395,871. Milwaukee, 337,337. Newark, 315,634. Jersey City, 258,964. Now Wouldn't This Jar You Politic need not be synonymous for boss rule. There is bonor and de cency and fair play in all things and Mercer County will not stand for a dis trict dictatorship, nor any Qeorge B. Cox Rule. The integrity, the God- given bonor, the God-given right of Democracy must be preserved tor the people and by the people. Daily Standard. By the eternal, yes. But don't swell up and bust. Do like the sorrel-top ped phllipeno down at St. Henry if the objectionable candidate won't come down with a couple hundred planks, go in for something that's 'aay. But to change the subject a lit tle; the district dictatorship worked elegantly and eloquently when the present congressman was nominated the first time. If we are to believe half what we hear the dictators of to-day are the dictators that turned that handsome trick and gave us a con gressman that delivered the goods and has honored the district a no one ba before. But then we suppose dictators have no God-given right to transfer their affections. Change in Date of Patterson Examination The second Pattereon-Boxwell exam ination will be held at the West Side school building in this city on Satur day, May 21. All pupils wishing to take this examination will take note of thli change in the date of holding the examination, which was made by a law passed by the legislature last week, changing the time of holding the ex amination from the third Saturday In April and the second Saturday in May to the third Saturday in both April and May. This make the examina tion come on the 2 1st instead of the 14th, as a number of pupil have been xpeoting. ; A. P, Lehman, residing on the old Howlck farm northeast of this city, was hit In the eye with piece of wood while chopping yesterday morning and ou s GINGY may lose the light of the member, ADDS TO ALREADY ILL REPUTE Addison Murray Arrested Tamah on Chargo of As saulting Little Girl. at Culprit Turned Over to Beaver dam Authorities Not His First Offense. Addison Murray, a peddler, wanted at Beaverdam for an alleged assault upon six-year-old girl, from where be escaped a posse of armed citizens on night of L'Mtli ult., was arrested at Tamah by Deputy .Sheriff A. 11. Urotbjan last Friday afternoon at the home of a relative. He was brought to this city and later taken to Lima, where be wan turned over to Marshal Davil, of Beaverdam. M urray Is about 45 yean old and formerly lived at Ohio City, from where be skipped several years ago after being accused of a sim ilar charge. He Is also supposed to be the fellow who several years ago raised a number of government bills, which were circulated throughout Van Wert County. C. &M.C.T.C0. Selects Officers The followingoflicerrweroelected by the Cellna and Mercer County Tele phone Co. last Tuesday: I.E.Crampton, president; Philip Beiersdorfor, vice president; A. M. Kiley, financial sec retary; II. A. Miller, corresponding secretary; J. A. UoaKland, treasurer; K. O. lingerer, general manager. The Board of Directors renamed an "Ira E. Crampton, Philip lleiersdorfer, J. A. Hoagland, E. G. I. ngerer and (.J. Hemmert. A Neat Campaign Folder Engineer Martin I.utz, Democratic candidate for County Surveyor, has in stituted a novel and useful campaign card in the form of a neat pocket road map of Mercer County, just recently compiled by him. It is the latest coun ty map printed and shows the exact road conditions in the county at the present time, all the recently construct ed pikes being included. Personal Dr. G. S. Johnston was called to Canton this week by the death of cousin. -Miss Elvira Lillihridge has gone to Rochester, Ind., where she will take normal course. Carl Bebringer left last Monday for Chicago Junction, where he accepts a position in a barber shop. Mrs, Marie Marsh has returned from a weeks visit with her sister, Miss Verna Weber at Cleveland. Mr. ana Mrs. John iseckman were at Springfield last Monday in attend ance at the funeral of the former's uncle, Frank Romer. Mrs. Frank LeBlond, of San Fran Cisco, Calif., the guestof Cellna relatives for several days last week left Friday for Boston, Mas,, for a visit. -Mr. and Mr. John Kendal and Miss Harlie Garwood, of Mercer, were in this city last Sunday while enroute to Pleasant Mill, Ohio, to attend the funeral of the former's father. Prosecutor and Mrs. John O. Komer left yesterday for Nashville, Tenn., to pend a week or ten days. Mr. Romer a representative of the Supreme Council Catholic Knights of America, which convene in that city to-day. B. of E. Cuts School Levy The Board of Education at its meet ing Monday evening decided upon a reduction in the school levy of 10 mills. This will be received with thankful ness by the people of the town. The board reappointed Mrs. W. C. Stubbs member, of the library board and transacted much minor business. BASE BALL Celina will play the Ft. Recovery team in this city next Sunday. Ft. Recovery has about the same line-up as last year, when they defeated the locals In two games, both at Ft. Re covery. This is their first appearance in this city. Sunday's ball game between the local club and the fast Dayton Garfield's was topped at the end of the second inning by the beavy storm which suddenly blew up. Each side scored a run in their balf of the inning. The visitors looked good in the practice and a good game was undoubtedly spoiled by the downpour. The local high' school club was de feated in a fast and interesting game at Delpbos last Saturday afternoon by the high school club of that city. Tou Velle and Spriggs done the battery work for the Celina team. A one-aided game between the Celi na Royals and a team from Ohio City was stopped at Hie end of the fourth inning Wednesday afternoon, when Wm. Perry, the visitors' backstop, was run into accidentally by Chas.Bigelow, the Royal' center fielder, and serious ly injured. The Injured player was ubsequently removed to the Cincin nati Northern depot and taken home on the afternoon train. The score stood 11 to 0 in favor of Celina when the contest so unfortu nately closed. A return date 1 to be played at Ohio City next Tueiday, and the proceed of game will be turned over to the in jured catcher. The Van Wert High School team easily defected the Cellna High School team In tbia city Friday afternoon. Score 17 to 8. Doet Advertising Pay A Florida newspaper, in speaking o Hie Menem 01 an vrriising, says Ilia not long ago a family In that NUte Jos m .l.il. u.l.ly.1. i..iIL.,I .f-u t 1 1 m u w friim ll.i,.ll anrl A, it I..M k 1 . . searching in vain for three days, the irauiiu parents piaceu an advertise ment In the nearest newspaper. Im agine the surprise of the parents UKin going to the door the next morning to aa ,i...,ai ..a aa.ia..a.wa ujij ...it uwin- step, where be had disgorged the child alive and then died himself. The ml coat mem but - rents, and It gave II. ...a l.u..Lr II...1 .Il.i.. ..I.ll.l. tl..... aiiixii uaia an. ubiiiiij, a-iiiiva, tur-v sold the alligator hide for $., and the parents are snowing me cnua in an me dime museum of the land at f.iO per week. Next Sunday Designated as Mothers' Day Governor Harmon has issued a proc lamatlon designating next Sunday as Mothers' Day." He calls on all clll zona to join In the observance of the day by wearing white carnations. many localities arrangements have been made for the proper observance of the day. Old 71st to Reune Here Veteran Dan Doty, w hile In town last Tuesday stated that big preparations were being made for entertaining the surviving members of the "1st O. V. I. who will meet in reunion In this city on I liursday, June .10. New Owners Take Charge The Buckland Milling Co., whose purchase sometime ago of the Schunck elevator, est Market street, was men tioned In the Democrat, assumed charge of the plant last Monday. Mr. Clyde Spriggs, who haa bad charge of the company a elevator at uuckland, for sometime past, but who recently moved to this city, will bave charge of the new acquisition here. Town Topics W. A. Coil, of Muneie, Ind., has openedup a barber shop in the north room of the Shepherd building, adjoin ing the millinery store. Port R. Riley, of Anderson, Ind. arrived here Monday and Is arranging to open up the ice cream parlor in the R. K. Riley Drug ssore. He expects to have things in shape to start business by the Hth. Albert Ileisor had bis arms and hands severely burned by an explosion of gasoline a week ago last night. While cleaning some paiut from his clothes he spilled a quantity of gasoline on the floor which was later ignited by a match which he dropped. J. W. DeFord has awarded the con tract for extensive remodelling bis cot age property on East Fulton street Another story will be added, a cement block foundation will be placed under the building and a number of interior Improvements made. Carpenter Sim (jroves, who was re cently severely burned about the face and bands, in the fire and gasoline ex plosion wnich partly destroyed his home, is able to be out, but will not be able to go to work for a number of weeks, his hands being still in a bad condition. Miss Ida Short, one of the teachers in the West Side building, had the interior of her right band burned a week ago last night when she attempted to put out a small blaze in the Short home. East Market street, which she accidently started by touching a lighted match to some dress goods, while searching a closet for a wrap. The remains of Mrs. James Murphy, who died at Clayborne, O., on the 27th ult., were brought to this city over the Lake Erie last Friday morning and taken to the home of Mrs. S. Murchland, South Sugar street, a daughter of the deceased. Brief services were held at the Murchland home last Saturday afternoon, after which the remains were taken to the Union Church nearOregon, where funeral services were held. In terment was had in the cemetery near by. Miss Fannie Uerber, for thirty-five years a faithful and honored employe of the Hotel Ellis, is nearing death's door, with no hopes entertained of her recovery. Since a young girl she has lived beneath the roof of that famous old hotel, presiding with dignity and overseeing the worn 01 tne nouse as duty required, consulted and trusted as a partner in its a Hairs and treated in a manner that is accorded only a favor ite sister or daughter under the most favorable circumstances. Richly has she earned the respect of all about ber, and if good wishes could avail, her re turn to health would be rapid and permanent. PresidedtS. Cotterman and Clerk A. C. Elfert, of the Board of County Ex aminers, were at this office for a few minutes last Saturday to order a change in their notice of examniations, occa sioned by a law changing the time of holding the second Boxwell examina tion from tho second to the third Satur day in May. They also stated that 41 pupils out of the 179 taking the first Boxwell examination, wliicb wa held In this city several week ago, passed. This percentage of successful appli cants, while seemingly very small, is, the examiners stated, much better than usual, as only about half that number pass the first examination. The Dem ocrat will print a complete list of the successful graduates as soon after the second examination as it is possible for the examiners to make it out. J. E. Shlvely, who lias been farming near Mendon, has sold his personal property at private sale and will take up his residence at Coldwater in a few week, where he will take up employ ment with the New Idea Spreader Works. Mrs. J. F. Hight, of Hopewell town ship, who has been suffering for a number of year with rheumatic ail ment, and stricken recently with par tial paralysis, show little or no sign of Improvement.. GETS DECIDEDLY NT REST NO In Political Circles Up in Old Al len Mr. Welty Says Things to Mr. Cunningham. fFrom Lima Advertiser, April 2!.) Mr. Welty lias given us the following letter and atltdavit for publication. The letter was written two weeks ago to Mr. Cunningham while the alUdavit was made last fall and refers to an in cident: Lima, Ohio, April Hi, la 10. Mr. N. W. Cunningham, Hluirtnn, Ohio. Dear Sir: A week or so befoie the attack of the Times-Democrat of April 2nd, on my administration, you In formed me that you would secure the services of an attorney to examine my records as prosecuting attorney; how much your paid attorney had to do with that false and malicious article, I know not; sullice it to say that he did not have the courage to sign this false brief and that you became instrumental In giving the widest possible circulation to that Issue in the District. I told you and Mr. Shappell at the time, that If my records did not stand the light of the noon-day sun, I would not be a candidate before the people. Why In fairness to yourself, and the people, did you not mention the fact, that my accounts and transactions were examined at two different times by state examiners, and they found that I bad not appropriated one dollar belonging to the county, or missapplied any of its funds? Now don't you waut the people to know where you stand on the issues of the day? You and your friends are op posed to my administration of this county. 1011 say you never held an office of trust In this county. The re cords show that during the spring of 1902 you were appointed by the court asexaminer of our county treasury, and that you reported to the court that all of the public money was in the county treasury, when in fact over tlOO.OOu.OU was at the time of the examination in the First National Bank of Lima. Ohio; as the enclosed copy of an atlidavlt on file at the Auditor's Otlice will disclose. TbeBe facts indicate that you believe that the banks are entitled to the inter est on the county funds while my ad ministration shows that I believe the county should have the interest. Then why not debate the question with me. whether or not the bunks should bave the interest on the county funds; you to support your action while I am to defend my administration. The county is now getting approxim ately $3,. '100 per year at 2.1 per cent in terest. The amount on deposit with the banks computed at six per cent would make a total of at least $H,0U0 per year, which last named amount is now a total loss to the banks who were accustomed to getting tbecounty funds, and if your proposition is correct, then the banks should not lose this amount. I do feel that since both are candi dates for congress from this county on different issues, the people should know where we stand on the question of Equality, which I consider the fun damental principle upon which the strength of our government rests. We could debate this question at five different places in the county during the last week before the primary; the time and places to be arranged by our friends upon acceptance of this propos ition by yourself. Hoping to bear from you in a few days, so that these arrangemente can be made and the public informed of the time and places where the debate is to be, I beg leave to remain, Sincerely yours, B. F. WELTY. A jopy of the following aflidavit was enclosed in the letter to Mr. Cunning ham but he has failed to answer the communication: The State of Ohio, Allen County, ss. I. B. Post, being first duly sworn ac cording to law, says that during the pringof 1902, N. W. Cunningham and this alliant were appointed by the court to examine the condition of the county treasury of Allen County, Ohio. That during our examination we found two certificates of deposits with the county treasurer on the frirst .National Bank of Lima, Ohio, and made payable to the treasurer of Allen County, Ohio, which wo certificates of deposits amounted to over one hundred and thirty-nine thousand dollars. I prepared a memorandum showing that the amount was not in the treasury, but that the amount was represented by certificates of deposits, which mem orandum I laid down on the table and fterwards it was taken up by Mr. Cunningham end placed in his pocket, nd Mr. Cunningham refused to make report to the court of the fact that the money was in the banks of the city of ima instead of in the treasury of Allen County, and that I afterwards made a private report of the above condition to the court. I. B. POST. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence this L'3rd day of Sept ember, A.D. l'JOO. seal J. B. SUNDERLAND, Notary Public. I hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the original ou file in the Auditor's Office of Allen County, Ohio. E. C. ACKERMAN. Auditor of Allen County, Ohio. Something New in Kansas Topeka Capital. To the Editor of the Capital: A gen tleman from Missouri drove into our thriving village of Paint Creek, having a top buggy and two large sorrcl-bay horses, with a fine set of harness. The owner droved around the public square several times and did not run over or kill anybody. The novel method of transportation, a vehicle drawn by two horses, attracted a great deal of atten tion, and several of the farmers an nounced their intention of selling their automobiles and buying a rig of that ind. I predict that, if on trial such methods prove satisfactory, as they appear, they will become a fad, aa every new thing in a prosperous community is likely to. Your truly, Mayor of Paint Crek. Paint Creek, Kan. March 2H. Washington Sunday-School Convention Tilt- Washington lowuitilp Sunday acuool convention, tor bleu au xcullent program liki been arranged, will be ln-ld at the btair Lint, Lutheran Church next rtuuday. May . Two 11 '.-.tons will bo LU. Harvey Ftncla l lreltleiit of the organisation and Mlm Maude hprlKKs, Iserrclary. The program l aa folio. : Afternoon tendon.! o'clork standard time. Hong Congregation lHvolloiiul eaertl-e Kev. J. ... HutUr, Fl. Recovery Song Cougregatlou The Adult Bible ('! t(V. 8. r. Haulier. Cellna Hull rail ami report of achiM,;.. Kouud table discussion, rouduried by the Prenlilent. A Modern Tank for the hundayai-hool . Kev. t hai. Hemieu. Cellna Song I on relation Addre Kev. J. If. Butler. Ft. e, over CbrlatlHii Cttlienxhlp. f'rof. W. S. ounger Olierlng bong heiievllctiou. K. veiling eilun. 7 o'cloek Song Congregation levotlonal exTMes Kev. J. L. Marvin. Ner I 'or m . I nd Sunila-aclKK,. an.l borne Thlnvt That Make Them IkkhI ...Kev. I., klee. elma Song -.Congregation lav Church and t he Sundny-Nrhirtii Kev. J. L. Marvin. New Coryrton Song Con ir rear tlon The Principal Thing.... Prof. Wilkin. Cellna Anuoil ncement. Song Benediction. Silver Wedding Anniversary Last Friday evening a verv uleasant social event occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Wenker, four miles west of Coldwater. where a num ber of friends and relatives assembled in response to an invitation to help celebrate their 2th wedding anniver sary. The home bad been tastily dec orated for the occasion with carnations and ferns. Promptly at r o'clock the couple took their stations in the parlor while Lohengrin s wedding march was bing played on the piano by Mrs. II. N. Brobst. The pastor of the couple. Kev. II. N. Brobs then made a oriel address, basing bis remarks on Ps. 107:1. This was followed by a prayer and the benediction, after which all joined in singing a doxolgy. After congratulations had been ex tended, all were invited to the dining room, where a long table sumptuously loaded with the choicest viands of the season awaited them. At the close of the wedding feast a lierman poem, consisting of -i stanzas and relating the life history of Mr. and Mrs. Wen ker from childhood to the present, was read by Rev. Brobst. The evening was spent till a late hour with music and social conversation, when all departed wishing the happy couple the pleasure of celebrating their golden wedding. As a reminder of the occasion, Mr. and Mrs. Wenker received many pretty presents. 1 hose present were Mr. and Mrs Henry Seeger and Mrs. Nollte, of Day- ton; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hehmeier, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seeger, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moorman, Mrs. Henrietta Var wig; Henry Wenker and Rev. II. N. Brobst and family. To the Voters of Mercer County I'nder the above caption, Dillon R. Smalley, bands ns the following for publication : "Lima, Ohio, April 1!M0. "To Those Interested: "Mr. Dillon R. Smalley, of Celina, O., was a student of Lima College, in engineering, under one of the best teachers of the subject in Ohio. This teacher is a graduate of the University of Wooster, Ohio, and is an experienc ed and competent engineer. "Mr. Smalley is a constant student, and always willing to learn. I regard him as competent engineer, and a reli able, worthy young man. "Very Sincerely, "Charles C. Millkk, "Ex-President of Lima College." Man and Team Wanted A good man with team to gather cream; either salary or commission. Call Saturday afternoon at Celina Creamery Co. Jeweler H. J. Smith was at Canton last Sunday the guest of his wife and daughter, who are visiting with Mrs. Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.ustave Beutelspacher. BRINDLE Humane Teacher R. B Thompson, of Salem, O., in "Our Dumb Animals. Although Jimmie had spent the six teen years of bis life on a big stock farm and possessed a rather intimate knowledge of animal lite, bis lot, un fortunately, had never been cast with men who possessed any consideration for dumb brutes with which they worked. Indeed they bad not even been required to consider humane treatment of animalsa matter of dollars and cents. Accordingly, they kicked nd beat the horses and mules, swore at the cattle, used clubs to intimidate the bogs and were invariably cruel. It never occurred to Jimmie that the horses which they were compelled to drive into a small enclosure to catch might be taught to come at the word of their master by the exercise of a little kindness, nor did be know that cows are Daturally affectionate if given the least encouragement. But an incident happened late one October afternoon which gave Jimmie an entirely dillerent appreciation of animal life. Brindle, a motherly old cow belong ing to the herd on the farm, who had a few weeks previously presented her owner with a fine) well-developed calf. had been missing for several days. One rf the men had carelessly allowed Brludle and ber offspring to wander away into one of the large pasture fields. To Jimmie, who bad hoped he could go nutting that afternoon, was assigned the duty of hunting Brindle and the calf and driving them back to the barn. With a feeling of resentment toward his father, old Brindle and livestock in general, Jimmie set out reluctantly to find the missing cow. For two long hour be trudged across the fields, through valleys; fighting his way through underbrush and berry bram bles, growing more angry the while. Finally, when straggling through one of the worst thickets he had encount ered, he law through the seared leaves what be thought wa a small portion of Brindle's coat and closer investiga tion proved it to be the old cow. Jimmie' first impulse was to bunt club and administer a beating to the DIG COflELICT SET IN ill When legislature D.-ciJcil on Constitutional Cuti entiun To Uelk-ld in To Revise Organic Law of tli State Liquor Quot ion to Cut Dig Figuiv. Ohio w ill hold a ronl.lut;onal con vention in l!H. the first :rn e To make the calling of a com en t.on cer tain, the house if repre mat! , a. fol lowing the lead of the ent, ( ,. d the Mooney I4.I re-enact .ug lb,- I.on. 'orth law and making it ai ilv at once to the callir.g of a con en 1,1,0 to revise the organic law of th- a tat". This means that if mherof tlie party conventions tins year iiidor,a tb holding of a constitutional convention a vole for the bead of the ticket of that party will be a vote for the conv, ention. The Long ortli law was reivedt this extent by both branches of the as sembly in response to a demand from conllicting intereats that ail ol u, i. the way of getting a U ora tie v ote I fur convention be removed. T here appears to be no doubt that l oth the Republican and Democratic state coc ventions this vear w ill indera 1 run stitutional convention anil that the propontion will b placed on t!i ballot under the designation of tu- t o dom inant political divisions. Such procedure means the inevitable indorsement of the convention at the polls next November. The assembly last year took the necessary action lo submit the question of boldirg a con vention and fullowc it up a few days since by providing machinery to step all chances of defeat at the comirg election. Both the liquor interet and the Anti-Saloon League for otice joined bands in supports of the same project. Death Struggle cf Salccos The action of the house clears t!i way for the final conflict on the l:.iior question in Ohio. Through the eoi -n-tutional convention the p.-ople of ii;o will have put before lliem st.it" prohib ition or the alternative of constitu tional recognition of the liquor trall.e and high license. Support tig the eon tending factions on the liquor question in the campaign for a constitutional convention have been practically all the taxation organizations of the state. Through the convention it is propos ed to submit a complete revamping of the organic lawsdealmg w ith lMtn n, the most important of w bi. h mil be an enlargement of the powers of the c n eral assembly to classify a:l p for taxation purposes. The asstmbly to be elected this fall ill mAf a i ar rangements for the election of d, le gates to the convention. The Anti-Saloon League pri pci s to pay its entire attention to the campaign for state prohibition, gnd :n the mean time will leave the genera! ussimb'T alone except w here temperance law s already on the statute books are threat ened. In the same manner the organized liquor forces, it is announced, li 1 pre pare for the supreme test. So-calied educational campaigns are to ! start ed from both camps at om-e. Believ ing that indorsement of the eonv ention next fall is a foregone conclusion, there is to be no delay. The constitution adopted by the Js7 convention was rejected after ov of the most notable campaigns in the his tory of the state. The gereral assem bly did not provide for sul mit'Jrg the question of holding a convention in Isyl, the end of the last twenty year period. Father Kidnaps His Son Mrs. D. K. ShertVr.of Ridgevilie, Ind.. was in this city Wednesday endeavor ing to st "ure possession of her ten year old son, who was kidnapped by b-r husband last August, and who was found camping south of this city, she recently secured a divorce from her husband and was given the custody of the child. cause of his long afternoon trudge, as the men of the farm surely would have done. But a low, plaintiff "11100' checked him. and attracted him closer to Brindie. There he saw the cause for her absence, for at her feet lay cold in death thecal!'. The hair about its head was wet from repeated licking, w hich w as Krind.e's only method of showing her aff-ction. and indicated too her hope that lo-r baby might arise and follow her once more. . Jimmie gently fastened a rope about the neck of Brindle and called to her to follow him. Taking a few stes in compliance w ith his command, tne old cow stopped, looked, back at the body of her calf and then at Jimmie, mooing piteously. It was too much for the lad and there in the gathering twilight, with the pathos of the situation appeal ing to him as nothing had ever touched him before, he thought how his own mother would feel under like circum stances. Recognizing that it whs im possible to take the calf along and lhat he could not bury it to prevent the little body being torn by dogs and wild ani mals during the night, and yet aware that he must take Brindle home, Jimmie crept over to the the old cow , put hs arm around he neck, and tears trickled down his freckleu cneeks as 1. e tried to make her understand that they must go. Brindle seemed to understand an.l with out further obection followed Jimmie quietly home. Fortunately, nonoofthe men were at the barn when they arrived and the oid cow was placed quietly in her stall and fed. At be supper table told the story of his experiene between the sobs, and although at first some of the men were inclined to make sport of the boy's "chicken-hearted ness" he noticed that they soon left the table. He afterward learned that they had cone to the field where the cow and calf were found and had hurried the body, so that it might be undisturbed. And from that time on there came into the lives of J inimie and the men on the big farm a spirit of humanity toward the animals w hich bad never be for been known. It ia needless to ad i that the animals repaid the kindness In like manner.