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INA DEMOCRA
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.
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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.
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levotlonal exTMes
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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.

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