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Kntered at the Celina (Ohio) Poit-ortli-o as Heoond-olast mall matter.
Fifteenth Year-No. 6
CELINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1910
Weekly One Dollar per Year
Parade of School Children, Fra
'I ternal Societies, Lodges .
Will Do Features of Decoration
Day Exercises Memorial
Preparation! were completed the
fl rat of the week for the obervance of
Decoration Day next Monday, and If
the weather doe not Interfere with
the program marked out for the occa
sion, Celina and the people of the vi
cinity will turn out to honor the beroea
oftbe alztle that now reit In North
drove and the Catholic cemetery aa
they never have before.
While Decoration Day 1 inaeparably
connected with the deceased veteran
of the civil war, the ruitom of deco
rating grave on that day baa grown to
include all loved onea wbo aleep be
neath the aod In the silent cltle of the
dead, and the living who have moved
to distant part, leaving kith and kin
behind in hallowed ground, return on
Decoration Day if at no other time to
place some llower or other remem
brance above the final abode of the
departed and pay their mute but
heartfelt respect to thoie whose Uvea
have been closely knit to them in fam
ily ties or human brotherhood..
The school children, lodges and fra
ternal order, soldier and citizen who
Intend to participate in the the morn
ing exercises the parade to the ceme
tery and the decoration of graves are
County Organization Will Meet
in Celina Wednesday for
The second annual institute of the
Mercer County W. C. T. U..will meet
In St. Paul' M. E. Church, in this city,
next Wednesday afternoon, for which
an elaborate program has been ar
ranged. The meeting promise to be
an unusually interesting one and
Following I the tirogram, which be
gin with the opening of the morning
session at 9:30 o'clock:
Praise service Mrs. Bennett
Greeting Mrs. J. H. Anderson
Heaponae, with Drier synopsis or me pnm
year's victories. Mis. Oora B. McUrail
Apppolntment of reporter and committee
on courtesies, members and periodicals.
Soliciting funds for our work through W. O.
T. U. Olft Kay. by local treasurers.
Temperance celebration for the 4th of July,
by county olllcers.
Hints on working my department, by coun
ty and local superintendents.
How make the most of our State and Na
tional papers i Mrs. McOrall
Noontide prayer, announcements, luncheon
Afternoon session, 1:30
Hymn, Invocation by pastor, music.
State pitper "Economic Phase of the Tem
Discussion Rev. Bauders.
State paper "Shall Ohio Women Vote?"
Mli Ida Hedrlck
Discussion Rev. Klce.
Making the most of the Quarterly Temper
ance Lesson and the World's Temper
ance Sunday, by mllsters and Sunday
school superintendents, led by Revs.
Smith and Bennett.
State paper "State-wide prohibition In 1112
and how to prepare for It."
. Discussion by Mrs. McOrall.
The new Temperance Quarterly and the
Essay Contest as aids In scientific tem
perance. Teaching by county 8. T. I. Superintendent,
Miss Mary Lewis opening discussion, foi-
lowed by Prof. Wilkin.
Question box. on preparation, contents and
report ol resolutions by committee; ap
peal for new members, with report of
committee on same; Institute report;
Open Meeting Liberty
W.C.T.U. Night June 7
The ladle of the Liberty township
W. C. T. U. will hold an open meeting
on the evening of June 7 at Mt.Carmel,
for which an entertaining program ha
been prepared. Hev. Oscar Trader
will have charge of the music.
The program follows: ,
Devotional Rev. 8. F. Bauders
Heading of minutes of Inst meeting and
roll-call of members.
Scripture reading Hong.
Reading Gilbert Shambaugh
Reading. Mae Bastlan
Reading Miss Oleo Trader
Reading Zelnia Bolce
Address Rev. Roop, of Wiltshire
Benediction Rav. A. M. Harvey
Celina will play the fast St. Mary
team in that city next Sunday after
noon. Game called at 2:30.
Celina journeyed to the Gem City last
Sunday for the game with the Daytoa
Lilly Brews, but weather man whs
against them and the game was called
oil' on account of wet ground.
The game scheduled here last Sun
day between the Celina Mercelina'i
and New Bremen wa called off on ac
count of wet grounds.
Memorial Service at Cen
A memorial sermon will be deliver
ed at the Center Chapel M. P. Church
Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, by
the pastor, Rev. A. L. Wooton, of the
Indiana conference. The publlo I cor
dially Invited to attend.
Frank Hagerman and wife, of Li
ma, and Wm. Dearbaugh and wife, of
Jackson Center, were the over-Sunday
guest of Mr. and Mr. Chri.it Kistler.
SECOND ANNUAL GHAUTAUQUA TO
INSTITUTE VV.C.T.U HAVE PASSION PLAY
asked to assemble at the City Hall
sufficiently early so as not to delay tli
profession, which will more promptl
at 10 o'clock under the- direction o
Grand Marshal John J. McUee, civil
war veteran. The procession will be
formed a follows:
I. O. O. F. Hand.
Sunday-school, public school an
parochial school children.
(Jueon Kebekah Iodge.
Fraternal Order Eagles.
Knlgbta of .St. John.
Ladles' Auzlllary and Drill Corps
Martial Drum Corps.
Herman Aid Hocloty.
Knight of Pythia.
Woodmen of the World.
Ladles' Circle W. O. W.
D. J. Hoop I'oat and Veteran.
The program of the afternoon will
take place In the City Opera-house, be
ginning at 2 o'clock, and will be a
Song "America" Audlem-
8on Ohurch Choirs
Aadrmi How Can the Ooverninent
Kver Pay the lclt of Urntltudtt It
I iwi'i the Volunteer Soldiers of HI to
V.T" Hon. H. J. Vlnlng
Hong Church Oho'rt
Addrens Kx-oenalor J. I). Johnaon
Vocal solo Mian Kathryn Cook
Sunday morning at 10:15 o'clock
Memorial services will be held at St.
Paul' M. Church. The address
will be delivered by lie v. Cha. Ben
nett, himself a son of a war veteran.
Special music will be furnished by the
The Great Spectacle of Belshaz
zar's Feast and Return of
One of the big feature of the Celina
Chantauqua tbi season will be the
Passion Play that will be presented by
the Hite Moving Picture Co.
The moving picture will be band
colored and true to life, and In interest
will fall little below the great play as
it is presented this year in Germany,
The scenes will include the arrival at
Bethlehem, the nativity and adoration
of the wise men, the miracle of the rals
ing of Jairua' daughter, the triumphal
entry, and in fact the whole dramatic
weep of the life of the Man of Sorrows
Other Notable Pictures
In addition to the Passion Play there
will be presented the great spectacle of
Belshazzar Feast and the Prodigal
Son; alio a children' program and the
latest dramatic production.
This ia the highest development of
the moving picture art, and it wa only
when we had seen the splendid com,
mendatlon that the Hite Moving Pic
ture Co. had from leading assemblie
that have tried them. The coloring is
magnificent and the subject are not
sensational melodrama but the great
classics only. Thl for the first time
put moving picture on a high enough
plain to warrant their admission to the
To Be Held at Mercelina Park
Next Wednesday Big All
The annual Fast reunion, notable
for its hosts and interesting programs,
will meet in the auditorium at Merce
lina Park (formerly Cautauqua Park),
this city, next Wednesday morning at
10:30 o'clock for an all-day meeting.
Word has been passed down the line
to bring baskets well filled and enjoy
the day with your family and relatives
and the injunction is likely to be obey
ed without the aid of the Sheriff and
The complete program and order of
business is as follows:
Call to order by the Presldont at 10:! a.m.
Invocation by David Springer, of Oellna.
President's annual address by Philip Fast.
Welcome address by Anderson Fast,
Music by tne Fast drum corps Geo. Fast,
Abe Fast and Wm. Fast.
Historians report by Mrs. Sadie Gibson.
Secretary's report and reading of minutes
by Dr. L. R. Fast, of Paulding, Ohio. New
Emblem for a coat of arms to be selected.
Adjournment for dinner and a ride on the
placid waters of Lake Mercer In a gasoline
Afternoon session, 1:30 o'clock.
Music Drum Corps.
Address "Perseverance vs. Idleness," G.
M. Fast. Havlland, O.
Recitation Miss Mary Fast. Neptune.
Song Flora and Dora Fast. Havlland.
"Echoes from the Past." Prof. K. J. Fast.
"Sunshine and Clouds," Miss Meda Bow
"The Fight Against Tuberculosis," Dr. E.
R. Fast, St. Marys.
A program for the children will follow.
Volunteer addresses. Song.
Music by drum corps. Benediction.
A Lucky Tumble
F. M. Dick and Kirt Kelley, of Cen
ter township, were badly bruised up,
but miraculously escaped serious in
jury last Saturday afternoon, when
they were precipitated from a 25 foot
scaffold while at work on a barn on
the J. F. Lnmb farm, near Neptune.
They were making ready to take down
the scaffolding after finishing work on
the roof of the barn when It gave way
and they both took a dive.
IF til HT
Entrance of Chesapeake A Ohio
Into Buckeye State Would
Mean Much to Celina.
Would Open Rich Territory That
Is Jeopardized by Lawsuits
Against C. & O.
Columbiii, 0. (Special.) Interest
In business circle In Ohio Is now
centered l.pon the effort of the Ches
apeako & Ohio railroad to extend It
line throughout the length of this
This tremendous business enter
prise has been delayed by court ac-
tloo Instituted by holders of a com
paratlvely few shares of stock In the
The Columbus News, In the Inter
est of business In the state, and Co
lumbus particularly, has made a thor
ough investigation of the situation
and under the heading "The Public
Should Understand the Hocking Val
ley Suits," carries, under date of May
21, a leading editorial that should in
terest the whole Btate, and more par
tlcularly every community now serv
d by the Hocking Valley, the Toledo
& Ohio Central and tba Kanawha &
When you -read the following edi
torlal, ubtitute CELINA for Colum
bus, for Celina ) vitally Interested in
the extension of the T. O. C. from it
resent terminu at St. Mary to Chi
cago. The New says:
A commercial advantage of tne
first Importance to Columbus has this
week been put in jeopardy. That ad
vantage Includes the employment of
thousands of workmen; the erection
of costly and valuable improvements
the opening of new trade territory;
direct routes from Important coal
mines; better railroad facilities
through one of the richest sections of
Ohio; a new trunk line to the sea
coast, with termini at Washington,
C; Newport News, Va., and
Charleston, S. C. It Is an advantage
greater than the building of large
"This opportunity for Ohio and its
capital lay mainly In the extension
of the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad
northwest from Gauley. W. Va., to
Point Pleasant and Gallipolis, O., to
Columbu3. Toledo, and finally to Chi
cago. The extension was made pos
sible by the purchase of an interest
In the Kanawha & Michigan railway
and a controlling interest in the
Hocking Valley railway and had the
effect of making those two subordi
nate railways links In a through sys
tem from the Great Lakes to the At
lantic ocean. Simultaneously, the
New York Central lines, through the
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern,
took stenj to open a lesser territory
to the north by purchasing an inter
est in tli J Kanawha & Michigan equal
to that of the Chesapeake & Ohio,
and a controlling Interest in the To
ledo & Ohio Central.
'Both these larger railroads are
well known to the people of Ohio.
Neither 1 known as a wrecker. On
the contrary, both are remarkable
among American railways for the
efficiency oi their service, the excel
lence of their equipment and their
farsightedness in co-operating with
their patrong for the development of
the sections through which their
(Continued on fourth page)
Th onlmlnollnn nf a love romance
hinh htsin in this cltV a VOar BgO.
occurred last Tuesday morning, when
August F. Hirsch, of Dayton, and Mis
Emma Stein, of thi city, were united
in marriage at St. Mary's Catholic
Church at half past ix o'clock, by
Father Ernest Hefele. A year ago the
bride and groom met for the first time,
hi ihAv atAri as bride's maid and
groom's man at the wedding of Mr. and
rs. Clyde Sprlggs.
Miss Stein 1 the accomplished daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stein, JNortn
Walnut street, and for the past eight
years has been employed at the J. A.
Komer Clothing store.
fhe groom is a on or Mrs. mollis
rscn, of Dayton, ana is engaged in
the grocery business In the Gem City
Following the ceremony a delicious
wedding breakfast was served at the
home of the bride's parents, and later
in (ha Haw tha vnnnff cminlA left for a
brief honeymoon, after which they will
at home at Dayton.
Orville E. Grile and Phillis N. Mc
Cain were married at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr.and Mr. John Mc
Cain, of Washington township, on the
17th lnal. Both yonng people are nign
ly respected and have a host of friends
wbo extend hearty felicitations. Hev.
Austice M. Harvey, of the Friends
Church, was the officiating minister.
They will be at home In Chattanooga
to their many friends.
Roy Jenkins, of this city, and Miss
Estella Young, of Greenville, were
nlted in marriage at the home or the
bride's parents in that city, last Sun-
av at high noon.
The groom has been a teacher lu the
public school of this city the past
couple of years, ana tne coming scnooi
year will have charge of the manual
training course. The bride has been
special . music teacher in the schools
here for the past couple of years, and
a winsome and accomplished young
woman. Both are very popular young
people, and The Democrat joins with
their host of friends in well wisnes.
-Mr. Oeortre Weber and baby are
home irom a week's visit with relatives
and friends at Dayton and Cincinnati.
Reunion of House of
Coate Thursday, June 9
TImi reunion of the Coate family, one
of the oldest in this county and West
ern Ohio, will take place at Mercelina
Park, In this city, on the lull Inst
Corresponding (Secretary Frank Coate,
of thl city, wa busy Tuesday sending
out notice to member of the family
In various part of the country of the
coining reunion. The Cuatt family
ha the distinction of being able to
trace Its ancestry back to the landing
of the Mayflower and Its little band
Aged Man Gets
a Serious Fall
riillip Tteicr, aged about 70 years, a
well known resident of Cranberry
Prairie, lie In a serious condition at
hi home there a the result of a fill
which he received last Tuesday after
noon. The aged gentleman was stand
lng on top of a spreader load of manure
which he was distributing over the
field, when a sudden movement of the
horse caused him to be thrown oil' the
wagon onto the ground. lie lit on his
head and wa picked up unconscious
and carried to bis home. He was spit
ting blood considerably yesterday and
because of hi ad vanccd age it is feared
the fall will result fatally.
And Then Brutally Kicked bv
His Assailant Detective
Hedges in Trouble.
The culmination of a feud, which has
exisitod for some time between Mar
shal Thomas Cook and Private Detec
tive Cary Hedge of Kockford, came
Wednesday morning shortly after
o'clock, when, a Cook wa leaving hi
home in that village, Hedge, it is al
leged, came np behind bim and threw
part of a brick, striking Cook just
above the right ear. The blow felled
Cook, cutting severe gash in the
calp and severing an artery. After
Cook was down, and before a couple of
bystander realized what had occurred,
Hedge pounced upon the unconscious
man and kicked him several times in
the face. Hedges then walked away
nd Cook was carried back into his
home. He is still in a serious condi
The matter was at once taken up by
the grand jury, in session here, and
Hedges, who came to this city on the
fternoon train on the Northern, was
arrested by Sheriff Grothjan. He was
held until after the grand jury bad re
ported, and was then released on $1200
bond, two indictments one for assault
nd battery and the other for assault
with intent to kill having been re
rned against him.
II. W. Tillotson, of Fayette, Ohio,
istrlbutor for Northwestern Yeast Co.
of Chicago, was seriously injured in
attempting to stop a runaway team on
North Main street Wednesday after
noon being driven Kay Nolan, a one-
armed man, Tillotson, wbo was pass
ing along the street, noticing Nolan's
Inability to stop the team, threw him
self in front ol the horses, to which he
clung until crowded on the curb and
his hold loosened. He fell beneath the
hoofs of the horses and was run over
by the wagon. He was removed to the
Logan Street House, where be was
topping, and Dr. Hattery called.
While badly bruised, his injuries are
esa serious than first though, and he
will recover. He has a wife and four
childien at Fayette.
Lawrence Scbunck, of this city, was
elected grand president of the Cincin
nati Grand Commandery Knights of St.
John, at theirsecond annual convention
held at Piqua Inst Sunday and Monday.
The Mercer County delegates to the In
ternational Convention to be held at
Cadar Point next month are: H. C.
Fox, of Coldwater; J. M. Kramer, of
Maria Stein, and Lawrence Scbunck,
of this city.
WISHES ITS IRK
The grand jury of the May term of
the Common Pleas Court, which met
Monday, made their report to Judge
Layton Wednesday afternoon.
The jury was in session three days,
nd during that time examined fifty
itnesses, covering fourteen cases, pre
sented nine bills and ignored five.
During their session they visited the
county jail and found things in proper
order. The indictments returned are
Carey Hedges, indicted for assault
and battery upon one Thomas Cook, by
triking said Thomas Cook with a brick
on May 25.
Carey Hedges, Indicted tor assault
ith intent to kill one Thomas Cook
on May 25.
John Cencebaugb was indicted for
two separate forgeries one of f 35 and
the other of $20.50, forging the name of
Harry Richardson, indicted for ob
taining money under false pretense on
April 20 of John Masis, when he bor
rowed $10 to pay freight on horses he
Jeseph Kelley, indicted for removing
ortgaged personal property out of
Two indictments were returned
against Dalton H. Miller, both for vio-
tlng speed ordinance.
We can make farm loans for 5 years
i first mortgage. Interest at 5 per
cent. Short fc Donovan, Celina, O.
MUST GO IIP
If Values Ar
' l oo
lax value must go up. Tun new
law Icon theitatute book. Down goe
the rate, t p go the values.
The new law wilt provide that If ap
praisers do not list property at It value.
other officer can raise It and add pen
alty on property listed purposely low
No tax payer should criticise the ap
pralaer for raising bis valuation. It I
a matter of necessity. In fact the fel
low who get on in the first place at
reasonable valuation is likely to fare
best in the process of equalization
Some fellow who have been trying to
dodge are almost sure to get soaked.
Many prominent men of the state lay
this ia a great step in the matter of tax
reform, which is so badly needed
Klgbt now is a critical time. If value
are made too low money enough will
not be raised to pay running expenses
of town, township and schools. I'll
law will not beellectlve until next year
Our taxing boards, County I ommis
sloners, Trustees, town council and all
school boards must arouse to the situ
atlon. Immediate conferences should
be had between these olllcers and the
appraiser and estimate made a to
how much money is needed and fix the
valuation accordingly. Thi should
not be neglected. If not done now it
will be regretted before thi time next
year. aloes and not the rate must be
regulated under the new law. Kight
now Is the time for the class in arith
metic to get busy.
The County Auditors over the state
will have heavy burdens to bear a
complication of setting this new scheme
in motion. Land appraiser are up
against the most serious situation that
ha ever confronted such olllcers in the
tate. If when the new law goes Into
effect, there is lack of fund to pay the
publicexpense someone will be blamed
of course. Then it will be said that the
land appraiser and personal property
assessors did not do their duty. They
ought to have made the appraisement
higher. If schools stop and all public
improvements come to a stand still as
a matter of course, somebody will want
to kick somebody elBe. Governor liar
mon had an amendment put in the new
law which prevents over a five cent
increase in the amount taxes that any
person will have to pay. Kight now is
the time when public officer have got
to get down to business and figure.
WILL BE AFFECTED
By Proposed Boundaries in Es
tablishing New Catho
The much talked of division of the
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland and the
forming of a new diocese of the counties
of the northwestern part of the State, to
be known as the diocese of Toledo, is
soon to become a reality, according to
announcement made last week by Arch
bishop Falconi, apostolic delegate of
Washington, although official an
nouncement lias not yet been received
According to reports in regard the
forming of the new diocese, St. Mary's
parish in this city and in fact all the
Catholic parishes in the county, will
be transferred from the Cincinnati dio
cese to the new Toledo diocese.
Thefollowingconcerning the division
of the diocese is taken from the Toledo
"The first definite step toward the
division was taken on July 22, 1908,
when Mons. Bolf, then administrator
of the diocese, acting under instructions
from Rome, presided over a meeting of
priests to consider the boundary lines.
This is the first step governing the erec
tion of a diocese, and a committee was
appointed at that meeting to take np
the consideration of the new diocesan
"The boundaries proposed by the
committee included all the northern
tier of counties, beginning with Co
lumbiana county on the east and Mer
cer on the west. It was decided to
include Erie and Huron counties also,
but when the priests in the eastern
part of the diocese met and considered
the boundary lines there was some ob
jection to this and the question was left
to the decision of Rome.
"The counties, therefore, included in
the new diocese are: Lucas, Wood,
Hancock, Allen, Van Wert, Putnam,
Ottawa, Auglaize, Mercer, Defiance,
Hardin, Wyandot, Crawford, Marion,
Seneca, Henry, Paulding, Fulton, Wil
liams, Sandusky, and in all probability
Erie and Huron. The most important
towns outsideof Toledo are: Sandusky,
Fremont, Tiflin, Fostone, Lima, Find-
lay, Kenton, Bowling Green, Delphos,
Napoleon, Defiance, Bucyrus and Nor
walk. "The next step governing tha erec
tion of the diocese rests with the Rt.
Rev. Bishop Farrelly, of Cleveland,
and as soon as the papal decree arrive
from Rome, creating the new see, the
bishop will call a meeting of the irre
movable rectors of the new territory,
who will meet to select their candidate
for the bishopric, organize the ecclesias
tical courts of the new diocese, and se
lect a church to serve as a pro cathed ral
until such a home as a cathedral can be
built. The irremovable rectors in the
new diocese are the Rev. James P. Mc
Closkey.of St. Patrick's church, Toledo;
Rev. Frederica Rnppert, of Delphos;
Rev. William Murphy, of Sandusky;
Rev. Joseph Hueltgen, of Tiflin, and
Rev. Seraphim Bauer, of Fremont. The
bishops of the province will then meet
and select a candidate and the names
of candidates will then be sent to Rome.
Team Black Mules lor Sale
Team of black mules, 5 and 6 years
old ; guaranteed to be good workers.
Reason for selling, not enough work
for them) They weigh over 2,400 lbs,
and make good showy team. Price,
$550. Addres Gf.okok W. Holl,w
of Old 71st
Veteran D. H. Doty, of Neptune, Is
very busy perfecting plan for the big
reunion of the survivors of the 71t U.
V. I., which will be held in this city
June. 'to. The reunion will be held at
Mercelina Park, which ba been do
nated to the veteran for the day's out
ing. THE GUI REAPER
Mr. Catherine Linn, aged U5 yean,
widow of the late Ueorge Linn, died at
the home of her parent, Mr. and Mr.
John lliller, in Liberty township, last
Saturday afternoon, after a lingering
Illness, of tuberculosis. She Is ur
vlved by two children. Funeral servi
ce were held at the Lutheran church
at Chattanooga last Tuesday morning.
Henry Clay, one of the best known
pioneer residents of the north part of
the county, died at hi borne in Union
township last Tuesday, aged M. Hi
death wa due to old ag. He was
born in Cumberland County, Pa., and
came to this county with hi widowed
mother in lhlo. He wa married to
Sarah Yocum in 1857, and after the
death of his first wife married Mrs.
Lydia Yocum. Four children survive
him. Hi funeral take place from the
Mt. OliveChurch thi morning at 10:30,
the order of Mason in charge.
Mr. and Mr. El .a Fryer and ion
Franklin, of Detroit, Mich.; Harry
Fryer, of Dayton, and Mrs. Ella Barton
and on Perry, of Weston, are guests
at the Chas. W. Black home.
On Big Sunday-School Celebra
tion on the Fourth to Be
Cx-Governor Hanley,of Indiana,
Will Be One of the Prin
All member of the different commit
tee recently appointed to look after
the big Fourth of July Sunday-school
rally to be held in this city, are urgently
requested to attend the meeting to be
eld at the M. K. Church, in this city,
to-morrow afternoon to complete final
rrangements for the big celebration.
Ex-Governor Hanley, of Indiana
polis, Ind., will be the principal speaker
t the big Sunday-school rally to be
eld at Mercelina Park on Monday,
u!y 4. The Fourth celebration this
year promises to be the biggest thing
the town has seen in years. Last year's
celebration was spoiled by the heavy
rain, bnt despite this fact a big crowd
was in town. It is expected there will
be over 3000 Sunday-school scholars in
the line of march this year, providing
the weather man makes the day good.
Daniel McKirnan has purchased a
alf interest in the business of the Ce
lina Steam Laundry, which for some
me past has been conducted by F. L.
Rhoades. The new firm will be known
as The Celina Steam Laundry Co.,
Rhoades & McKirnan, proprietors.
From Bryan's Commoner.
One reader of The Commoner has dis
continued his subscription because of
editorials which have appeared discuss-
ngthe liquor question. In discontinu
ing this former reader of the Commoner
ays that be is a saloon keeper, that be
s engaged in a legitimate business and
that he does not oare to read a paper
which attacks bis occupation. The
Commoner is sorry to lose this sub
scriber and its editor does not know to
hat extent the editorials bave de
scribed the business methods of the
lienatea reader, it may easily ue ad
mitted there are saloon-keepers wbo
respect the law and honestly endeavor
to conduct their business in such a way
as to reduce the evils of drink to a min-
mum and the lost subscriber may be
one of them but a business must be
udged by its general character and by
the conduct of the average man engaged
in it not by exceptional cases. The
general character of tbe saloon is bad
nd it has grown worse since the appli
cation of trust methods to it.
The average saloon is the most dis
reputable place in he community; it
a bureau of information on vice; it
the first place one would enter to in-
uire for a gambling hall or for a dis
orderly house. It ia likewise tbe first
place visited by the officers of tbe law
hen they are looking for a criminal,
and the first place closed in case of riot
or disturbance. Those who defend tbe
open saloon do it on the ground that it
a necessary evil and that the use of
liquor can be better regulated by license
than by prohibition it is never de
fended on the ground that the saloon is
center of moral", an educational in-
titution, a social asset or even an eco
It ought not be necessary to advance
rgument or to adduce facts in support
of the proposition that one engaged in
the liquor business ought not to expect
praise but should be satisfied with
toleration. A sidelight, however, is
thrown on the business by the newly
elected mayor of Milwaukee.
Milwaukee can hardly be called a
puritanical city; at least it is not "fan
To Participate- in Great Union
Memorial at Fair Ground
Basket Picnic Between Services
Veterans Particularly In
vited to Attend.
The union memorial service of the
Church of God and M. K. Circuit con
gregation, which take place at the
Fair-ground next Sunday, beginning
at Hi: .1(1 a.m., promise to bring to.
getber a tremendous concourse of pen.
pie to honor the occasion. Neighbor
ing pastor and their people are ex.
peeled to help make the meeting a no
A the program I for id all-day
service, it will have the appearance of
a genuine old-fashioned basket picnic
and church gathering, and you should
bring your family and your basket and
enjoy a great day.
The service will be held in the
grand stand, which will eat thousand
of people. The Montezuma band will
furnish (pedal music.
Old veterans and their friends are
particularly invited to attend.
The program n aa follow :
Son- A udlpnc
Prayer Hev. H. I.. SnilUi
heruion "The btalned Flag''
Kt-v. ti. F. Handera
Adjournment for Lilnner.
2 p.m., memorial service
Mu tic Montezuma Band
Soiik "A merlca" A iidlericv
Prayer Hev. f'has. Bennett
Mu4lc Monteunia Band
Poem I written by Hev. L. Ru-ei.
Addrem Hev. I.. Klce
Patriotic oii(t AudU-iR-e
(Short Talks-Benedict ton.
All Oddfellows of Celina Lodge No.
3!! are requested to meet at the hall of
order at 9 a.m., May .10, for the pur
pose of going with the (i.A.R. Post to
decorate the graves of deceased sol
diers and Odd Fellows.
The banns of Mis lilga Hierbolzer
and Dr. Chas. Daniels, and Miss Anna
Dorsten and John Heckler, were an
nounced for the first time at St. Mary's
Catholic cburch, this city, during high
mass last Sunday morning.
J. D. Petterhoff, foreman in the paint
shops at the Cron Carriage Works, had
bis left arm and band horribly burned
on Thursday afternoon of last week,
when he threw some paint slush into a
stove. The gasoline exploded and the
flames enveloped his arm almost to the
Near Death's Door
A stranger giving his name as James
Hall, agd 47, was taken to the Infirm
ary yesterday in a critical condition
from sickness and exposure. He was
found in the Forest Heights addition
yesterday morning, where he had fall
en and was unable to go further. The
Alspacb ambulance wbb called and be
was taken to their establishment and
Dr. Richardson summoned, who found
him suffering intensely from pleurisy.
He is a painter by trade, and claims
Indianapolis as bis home.
atical" on the temperance question. It
has not yet prosecuted the brewer who
claims that his beer made the city fa
mous. Its mayor a socialist gives to
the saloon question a prominent place
in bis message.
He says: "Tbe question of the sa
loon is one that has been and is ex
tensively agitated. In our city the
saloon is regulated under the license
system. Tbe saloon keeper who con
ducts a clean and respectable place
should be protected. No trickery to
entice bim into traps should be con
doned. While the law prohibits the
sale of intoxicants to minors, and this
law should be enforced, at the time it
should be made a misdemeanor for any
one to induce a minor to obtain liquor
under false pretenses."
Certainly the mayor is "liberal"
enough, is he not? He does not favor
"persecution," so the headlines declare.
But now see what else he says: "On
the other hand, tbe issuance of a license
to sell liquor can not carry with it the
permission to maintain a house of ill
fame or in any way to abet licentious
ness." Wrhat does the mayor mean by this
warning? Have any of the saloons been
maintaining houses of ill fame or abet
ting licentiousness? If not, then tbe
mayor's language is an unjust reflec
tion on the saloons of Milwaukee. If
the warning was needed, what a horrible
indictment the new mayor has present
ed. If his attention is called to tbe
matter he will doubtlessly assure the
inquirer that he does not mean to inti
mate that Milwaukee is worse in this
respect than other cities. In other
words, his eritism applies to the busi
ness generally and everywhere.
The vociferous champion of "person
al liberty" should devote a little of bis
time to the by-products of tbe saloon
instead of exhausting his voice de
claiming about the "inalienable right"
It is time for the men who want
to drink moderately and under reason
able conditions to separate themselves
from those who find a pecuniary profit
in debauching society.