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h You aro wasting golden opportunities unless you are advertising your busi ness in a paper whose read ers possess the coin. One newspaper in the home is worth a dozen on the street to the advertis er. The Democrat is the home paper of Mercer Co. Rutered at tbs Oellna (Ohio) Post-office u geoond-clas. nmll matter. H CE r . ; l ' i I I iftwnth Ypur Na t rniw mim rmniv ., I II I w.w, u, mu Weekly-One Dollar per Year '' 'I U IN CASES FOR CITY : Against Raudabaugh and IIoll- warth Council Asked to Uanish Fire Crackers. Insure Your Life Against Lurking, Unseen Dangers No roan was ever drowned, banged, run over, charged with stealing, run ningaway with anolher man's wife or being afflicted with the hookworm dla. ''. who had receipt for a year's uoscripnon to The Democrat, du v iaiu in advance, in lili hip pocket. SCHICK'S LADIES IE ROAD RAG ELECTRIGA Council mat In regular session laat Tuesday evening, with all member present and Mayor Kenney presiding. Following the uaual opening routine of buaineaa, Fred Cron, of the Wm. Cron A Sons Carriage Work, (poke to Council of the nuiaance of the Liulnger llrot, burning- rubblah and paper at the rear of the building, which 1 In clo proximity to the Cron hop. The Hollcltor wa appealed to and after a acrutlny of the law he atated that he didn't believe Council had any Jurla. diction in the matter, and that Cron' only recourae would be to go to court and enjoin the nuiaance complained of. The clerk then read the reilKnatlun of Lou la Houck a fireman, and aame wa accepted. Upon recommendation of Council Mayor Kenney then ap. pointed Henry Itet.el to fill the va cancy. Henry should make a (rood man for the department and we believe he will make good. Mr. liouck leave the department with a good record. Keport of varlou department for pat month were read and approved. Councilman Reiersdorfer atated that Mr. Klinger had complained about the lewage that was run Into the anwer which pane her bouae on Mill street and which come from the residence of Manufacturer Brandt. The Marshal waa Instructed to notify Mr. Brandts that he would be compelled to close up the open ditch and provide for proper outlet for the sewage from hi house. Clerk read a communication from Contractor Conley in reply to a uuerv ! aent by that officer in regard to hi ful filling hi contract to properly repair Main street. The letter tated a repre. entatlve would be herein a few day to take up the matter. Conley' bond for the performance of this work ex pired on September 20, and if he doe not take care of the matter by the next meeting of council bia bondsmen will be notified and Council will proceed to make the repair at their expense. The clerk read a letter from the road uperlntendent of the Western Ohio dating that they would In the near fu ture make repair on East Market street in the manner suggested. A communication from State Fire Marshal asking Council to pass an or dinance prohibiting the uae and sell ing of fire crackers on the Fourth of July was read and laid over until next meeting for definite action. The semi-annual tax levy for the dif ferent funds of the village was read, but as Councilman LeBlond believed the levy wa too high, final action on the resolution was deferred until the next meeting. Solicitor Johnson stated to Council that the Common Plea Court had de cided in favor of the village In the case of I. F. Raudabaugh, who sought dam age for destruction of his mill by fire, and also in the case of David Hell warth in regard to the conrtruction of sidewalks. Following a motion authorizing the street committee to have the new tool shed recently constructed on South Walnut street, and the contents there of, properly insured, council adjourned. L STORM SHAKES 'EM UP And Gentlemen's Event Will He Features Again of Coining County Fair Iiaces. Telephone- and Light Service Is Hit Hard Hopewell Lad Seriously Shocked. This city and vicinity wa visited by one or me severest electrical storm In year laxt Tuesday evening shortly auer supper. Just two mile north of town Henry Dlener, oldest son of Kred Dlener, was knocked unconscious by a bolt of light ning wuleu struck near him. His rather and younger brother were within a suon aisiance or mm and were knocked down by the shock, but only stunned ror trie moment. They hurried to wnere tbey saw Henry lying and carried blm to the house, where medl cal aid waa summoned. Dr. L. D urumm of the city waa called and worked with the patient until after midnight before be regained conscious ness. He I resting well. but it will be several week before he fully recovers irora ine shock. In this city the severest part of the electrical display occurred shortly anei o o ciocK. r-.ieetrle light fusea all over the city were blown out and many oome were without light for the night. leiepnones were put out of uso, and both electric light and telephone line men had a busy day all of Wednesdav repairing the damage. A chimney on the Grant Karr prop, erty on North Walnut atreet was struck and completely wrecked and the roof badly damaged. Bricks from the chimney were scattered quite a dis tance by the bolt, some being thrown over on the porch of Fireman Wm. Stein' home adjoining. The house is unoccupied. A big elm tree at the corner of Ash and Wayne streets, one of the old for The speed proa-ram for the Banner Fair this year August 15 to I attain includes a couple popular events, that ofW. F. Hchunck' ladles road race nd the gentlemen' road race and known county race. Tlie condi tion are that the horses ao entered must have never boen In tralninir be fore or In any race. Horse wilt not be allowed on the track for practice in mese event before Auguit 10. Almost four thouiand dollars bung up for the race this year. purse are divided as follow: Tuesday, August Hi Two-year-old Dace, mtitlm I : pace Oen t ' road race ... Wednesday, August 17 i trot Three-year-old pace, stake I: IB pace it air-nil lt run, two-ln-three, county.. Thursday, August IN :17 trot 2 10 pace 2:1M pneft Mile uaiili Friday, Auguit 19 t:K8 trot I:Ht pace W.F. Mcbonrk ladles' road race (Mr. Hchunck atartMrl Mile dash ' are The .'! 1UI . SMI . KIKI . 75 . gum , wm 76 f:m mo 7S John Gamier Honored by Democrats John W. Garnier, a former Celine boy, was unanimous chosen for Ntate Senator in the Springfield district at Hie Democratic Senatorial convention at Springfield on Wednesday. John ii a popular fellow and deserves hi pop uianty, ana ir there 1 a noaalhle ciiaueo lor a democrat to win in that district, he will get there. Nothing wouiu pieasa ni old ceiina friend better that to see him lick .Senators. N Deaton, of Urbana, hi Hi publican on. ponent. Here' hoping be turn the men in a neat and decisive way. BASE BALL TRACT! GOSSIP Id GROWSJTERESIG B., G. & C. and Muncie-Portland Traction Promoters Again Heating the Bushes. 13th A Bluffton Ind., special of the says: Order were Issued today for the work to be started Tuesdav morning i iub uiu ior- , - ., . - - est land marks, was struck and part of Zl Itl I"?"". 01 VT,l?"I ,ur7y me Dark peeled orr. An iintiaimil u . 7 .. "". puone wire wrapped around the tree possibly saved it from complete de. struction, as the bolt followed the wire, which was wound several times around the tree. Telephonic connection with several of the surrounding town was also im paired and yesterday had not been been fully restored. Isaac Shlvely, living in Butler town ship, lost a valuable horse by light ning Wednesday night. With the rest of the horses it had been turned out to pasture and in the morning it wa found dead. It wa insured for $200. SPLENDID INTEREST Our Boosters Failed to Land And Fair Attendance Character ized Convention of Jefferson Sunday-Schools. eva 4c Ceiina traction line from Geneva to Ceiina, O. The work will he in charge of Chief Engineer Fred Daven port of tbi city, and two line will be urveyed. One ot the route nnder consideration leads south from Geneva to Bryant, and thence east through the small town or Wabash, near the state line, to Ce iina. The other route to be surveyed is almost due east from Geneva, by way of New Corydon, Scudder and Durbln. The route offering the best inducements, all thing considered, will the route adopted. the fust Wapakoneta Beds will play ii mis ciiy next HundBV afternoon. Two weeka ago they cleaned up the Kids 13 to 1, and last Sunday thev nut It over St. Mary In a fast ten inninir coiu.-m. oianager 1 Daman hd ex pected to secure big George Mvers to go against lite iteds next Sunday, but when the result of last Sunday's irama at ivapasoneia reacned here, showing mat wapaK naa nailed Him out for six. teen bingies. he Instructed f'antaln :ills to have Young Fredericks onen things up next Sunday. Joe has been working fine this season and the fans re coniident that be can beat the Heris If given the proper support. Konk will do the catching. Pfenning and Burk will do the battery work for Wapak. Game called promptly at 2:30. In a sensational eighth Inning rally, Ceiina lawt Sunday afternoon defeated the last Cincinnati Maroons 4 and 2. The game wa a pitcher' battle, with Ludlow, Cincinnati' husky slabman, having a shade the best of argument. He was a bit unsteady, however, at times and this, coupled with the fact that bis support fell down at the criti. cal moment, gave the local lads a hard earned victory. Joe Frederick, who wa on the mound for the Kid for the firt time this season, pitched a lovely game, and while he was hit harder than the Ohio river man, he bad per fect control and hi floater wa in such excellent working order that "twelve red-skins bit the dust." The game opened up with both Ditch ers in fine form, only three men going to bat in each of the first three innings. in me nrst hairortne fourth, however. Crotty ingled to right after two men were down. Wleman followed with a POWERS OF BOARDS OF EQUALIZATION Instructions Given County Aud itors Throws More Light Light on Subject. Roosevelt, the American Tory, Abroad Auditor Morrow has received thafnl lowing circular, which ba been dl tnouted by State Auditor Fulllnirtnn over all of the counties and it coven questions involved in many inquiries concerning quadrennial board equalization and review, about which me taw seems to some dense: nrsi iue quadrennial cnnnli i i . . .. ., . . uuartia i equalisation and the lillarl renniai city boards of review have power and authority to increase the air gregate value of real property of the county or city above the aggregate value mereiore, as returned by the quadren niai assessors, with addition. m,l thereto Dy the county auditor. In making Increase the boards miiKt nnn. slder each separate lot, tract parcel of reai estate or may order a certain ner " oe aciaeci io each lot. trnt n parcel of real estate in the citv or li ilnor i , . . ' : ui.trii-i, as in ineir lodgement, In addi- iion io ine value returned by the as lessors, will be the true vain the necona I lie countT boards of equalization and the citr boards nf review nave no power or authority to reauce the aggregate value of the real property of the county or city below the aggregate value thereof as returned by the assessors, with addition, m.ri. thereto by the auditor, but may In the course or equalization .hift rt.in value or amounts from one tract to anotner." Co Id water to Resell Bonds Rate of Interest Too Low to In fatuate Bond Buyers. The $14,000 four per cent street im provement bonds, which were offered by the village of Cold water last Satur day, failed to sell, owing to the low rate of interest. Only three bid were received and all were so low that the Coldwater council last Monday night Biuoeu io consider tnera and ordered mat me bond Chicago Bubllc, June 10.J Isn t It high time for worshipper of Mr. Hoosevelt to tske account of stockT There ha never been anything about him to deserve a patriotic man' confi deuce or a self-respecting man' adml ration, although he seems to have com manded both and In high degree; but now he stand exposed to the thinking world a the brutal swashbuckler which hi whole public career, when thrown Into proper perspective, prove blm to have been. One correspondent tell of hi rough ly commanding a passenger In a pub lic elevator to take otT bis bat. Wheth er the man ought in courtesy to have taken on his hat 1 beyond the ques tion in so far ss ttatfert Mr. Boone, velt. The point a to him is, that hardly any breach of good manners touches so low a level of boorisbness a a conspicuous correction of another person' lapse In etiquette. If this ele vator incident 1 a true tory, Mr. Roosevelt's part of gentleman was poorly played. But the story, how ever well It Illustrate his personal hj llteness, may not be true. Of hi prepared speech at Guildhall, however, there can be no dispute; and this was the elevator Incident over again, but magnified to the dimension of International politeness and sup plemented with an unpatriotic spirit. Taking advantage of hi opportuni ties as the guest of a British city, he made an offensively partisan speech, which wa Impolite; and In that speech be advised the British government to treat the people of Kgypt as George III and Ivord North tried to treat tl.a American colonies, which was unpat riotic. Whatever opinion bis admirer may have of Mr. Koosevell's acrobatic man ner, I I difficult to understand how those of them who are not themselves lories can admire hi toryism. Yet It I a a tory that Mr. Roosevelt plainly revealed himself In his Guildhall speech and a tory at that of the period of George the Third. COMMISSIONERS County Tax Levy for 1910 for Various Purposes Agreed Upon by Board. ADDLED ADOLPH At the meeting of the Board of Coun ty Commissioner last week tbey made the following levies for 1910 for the various county fund on the dollar valuation: STILL HAS BUGS And Works 'Em Off With Aid of Stand-Pat Friend on Its Verdant Readers. Funds Mill. County 2.10 Judicial HO Bridge 3.00 Building 1.30 Soldiers' relief . . 05 County ditch .505 Pike repair 4.50 Agriculture .10 Blind relief 30 Old Wapak Had Cards Stacked and Bag Sewed Up. Ceiina will not entertain the North western Ohio volunteer firemen in 1911, but it is no fault of Ceiina boos ters. The crowd that went to Ottawa Wendesday were simply up against it. They made the natives sit up and take notice not only in Put Handles' town, but all along the line, but when it came to counting noses at the show down old Wapak had the convention stowed away in its strong boi and the lid screwed down. Ceiina boosters were handicapped by not having an organization, but it is not likely to happen again, and when 1912 rolls around Ceiina will be found entertaining the volunteer firemen in such a manner that Wapak will never again be In it. Frank Cole Wants a Slice of McCain Coin Frank Cole, of Washington Town ship, has filed three separate suits against Frank McCain, Mary McCain and Dolly McCain, each in the sum of 5,000 asking damages for injuries bus tained by defendants falsely and mali ciously speaking and publishing false and scandalous words reilelting upon hi character and honesty. The de fendant all reside south of Wabash. Indictment Was Faulty But Gibbons, Saloon - Keeper, Will Get Another Whirl. The case against Perry Gibbons, of Blackcreek Township, indicted by the last grand jury on a cbaige of resisting an officer, was dismissed following the close of a trial last Friday, owing to the fact that a mistake had been made In charging the proper offense In the indictment. Gibbon wa held to the next grand jury in the sum of .'100, He furnished bond. Too Many Thirsty People in Old Liberty At the local option election beld in Liberty Township last Friday, the wet carried the day by a majority of 75 vote, the dry casting 141 ballot and the wet 216. Our young friend Grove Hines, one of Liberty towahlp'a farmer, made u a pleasant call yesterday, The Jefferson township Sunday, school convention assembled in the M E. Church on Sunday afternoon of June 12. There was a fair attendance and splendid interest. The exorcises were opened with a song, and prayer by Mrs. Stephenson. Mrs. Lutz, who attended the interna tional Sunday-school convention held in the city of Washington, gave a full report of the proceeding of that body, which has accomplished such vast things for the Sunday-school interests of the whole world. Dr. J. M. Anderson then spoke on one phase of the report, deploring the fact that so many of the pupils of the Sunday-school do not remain for the church service afterward. K. K.Ste phenson, Mrs. Chas. Bennett, Mrs. Hammer and Mr. Fennig also spoke on various phases of the same question. There was just enough difference of opinion among the speakers to give life to the discussion, and in the final outcome all were in agreement, as was shown by the show of bands called for by Dr. Anderson. The evening session was opened by a song and prayer by Dr. Bennett. This was followed by a beautiful anthem by the choir. Dr. Bennett then spoke earnestly of the vital needs of the Sun day-school, and what it needs to make it all it should be. He was followed by J. W. Loree in a forcible speech, nominating committee, appointed in the afternoon' reported the following list of officers for the ensuing year. President S. Wilkin. Vice President K. K. Stephenson. Secretary Miss Kflie Fanger. Treasurer Arch D. Cordier. Secretary Home Department Mrs L. M. Hammer. Secretary Cradle ltoll Miss Ev Pond. A collection amounting to $4 waa taken, after which the benediction was pronounced by Dr. Bennett. State Fair Premium List Can Now Be Had The State Fair premium list for 1910 is now out. Its inducement are even greater than ever before. Prizes and premiums amount to $(10,000. Live stock, $40,000. Poultry, $2,000. Agri cultural products, $6,500. Art and woman's work, $3,000. Music and pecial attractions, $15,000. Entries close August 20. Premium list sent free upon request to the Ohio Depart ment of Agriculture, Columbus, O. Auto Turns Turtle and Smashes Things Albert and Frank Komer, of Cold- water, narrowly escaped serious iniurv last Sunday when their machine be came unmanageable and landed np. side down in a ditch along the Cold water pike. They were badly bruised np and the top of the car was a com plete wreck. The light were alio broken, a fender twisted out of shape and the front of the car badly damaged. Over the route of the proposed exten sion of the Muncie and Portland Trac tion line to Ceiina, O., a party composed of F. C. and K. B. Ball, of Muncie. Edgar B. Lincoln, General Manager of the company. Bert Collett. train. master, and N. B. Hawkins, of this city, went Thursday. The trip was made by way Ft. Recovery and Cold water, and short stop were made at both place. The people were found enthusiastically in favor of the line and ready to extend what aid is necessary in the matter of securing right of way, etc. Ball Bros., who are the most heavily interested financially in the line a it is now operated, are expected to have a controlling interest also in the ex tension, if it 1 made. Tbey seemed pleased with the attitude of the peo ple toward the proposed line but made no expression of their intentions. Portland Review. THE Gil REAPER John Miller, aged 47 years, for the past six years fireman at the Ceiina Electric light and water-works plant. died at his home on North Walnut street shortly after eleven o'clock las Saturday morning, never rallying from the paralytic shock which he sustained at Lima last Monday, mention of which was made in last week' Democrat. Deceased was born In this city April 9, 1863. In November, 1888, he wa united in marriage to Caroline Simons daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Simon and to this union was born three child ren, Kathryn and Jerome, both em ployed at the Cron Carriage work, in this city, and Elizabeth, at home, who together with their mother, survive, He wa a member of the German Aid Society, the Catholic Knight of Ohio and the St. Joseph Society. Funeral service were held at the St. Mary' Catholic Church last Tuesday morning be reanM nnA Hm aAA , , . - .... . . I , -uw n,u VI nuv udo in me same direction and it eot interest advanced to five nr nt grans, ismng in toe nrst run of the game. With one man down in the last half of the fourth Captain Ellis threw away a chance to tie thine uo. He trot a base on balls, luckily secured second after going to sleep oir first, and then worked bis way to third on an unnec cesary and risky chance. But there it happened. He again took a nap and Ludlow caught him a block. In the fifth the visitors had another lucky round after two men had been stowed away. Sprengard hit an easy one to the Rabbit and he fumbled. A stolen base and a single brought him home. This was their limit. The Kids looked loosers until the sixth, when with one man down Lud low walked the Rabbit. He stole sec ond. Wennlne fanned, but the little backstop opened up with a long drive to center. The fielders ran together and the ball dropped Bafe, McKirnan scoring. Ellis got it in the ribs, but Myers ended it by grounding out to first. It then looked like a 2 to 1 victory for the Cincy bunch, when McKirnan again opened up in the eighth. He drove a bard one to tbe short field and wa saved by a bad throw. Wenning got a base on balls, the Rabbit in the meantime stealing second. McComb endeavored to pinch in with a timely bingle, but Schwartz knocked down a difficult chance and forced Wenning at Bull Dog Viciously Attacks Little Child The little son of Mr. and Mr. Willis Townsend, of Center Township, was bitten in the lip by a bull dog, with which the lad was playing, last Sun day afternoon. The wound wa caut erized and it took everal stitches to close it. Town Topics Editor and Mrs. Geo. Pulskamp are the proud parents of pretty twin girls, born last Saturday morning. Four thousand bass were nlanerf In Lake Mercer last Friday afternoon un der the direction of Deputy State Game warden Merman Nohrr. x-roi. . wiikinha moved into the Chas. Orr property on North Sugar sireei. w. i . uanklns will occupy the DeFord home, vacated by Prof. Wilkin. Real Estate Agent Tom Durbin took a party of prospective land buyer to Ashtabula County this week, to mo over me Wagner Loan holdings there. Total levy 12.655 One and one-half mills of the above bridge levy was levied to replace bridge that are in an unsafe condition and one mill of the building levy for Mercer County's portion of the District Tuberculosis Hospital to be built at Lima. The Board authorized tbe Auditor and Treasurer to transfer $4,500 from the dog fund to tbe county bridge fund Agency In Louisiana, which was to have been played in this city last Wednes- ., uuuio u wu local uad f ellows lodge, wa postponed s ow, however to catch the little bark- and will be put on next Tuesday even- Coming Down to the Milk in the Coacoanut When you come right down to good, sound reasoning, notes the O. P. News, is it not a fact that tbe troubles of the poor man and the rich man are about equally divided? The rich man has square meal and a canary appetite; the poor man has a square appetite and a canary meal. The rich man wants the poor man's appetite and the poor man wants tbe rich man s meal. The rich man hasn't money enough to buy the appetite, and the poor man lacks tbe funds to buy the meal. It then sira men itself down to work, which is the only thing that will grant tbe desire of each. It is the law of nature and we can not disobey it and be happy. stop. Konk stole second. Then the blow-up came. Ellis hit a slow one to short and Crotty played marbles with it while the Rabbit scored the tieing run, Kills stole second, and then hard- ing, the 21st. ai a meeting of the officers of the Mercer county Mutual Telephonecom- pany in this city last Saturdav. the Mrs. Caroline Mott, of St. Mary, a sister of Mrs. Gideon LeBlond, of this city, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Hawthorne, at Toledo, last Thursday. Tbe remains were teken to St. Marys for burial. Philip Kohna, of Clyde, died at the home of his half sister, Mr. John Sud hoff, at Skeel X Road, early last Tuesday morning, following an Illness of cancer. He is survived by his mother, Mr. Sophia Meyer, two half sisters, Mesdames John and William Sudhoff, residing In Hopewell Town ship, and two half-brothers, Fred and Joseph Meyer, of Sebastian. Funeral service were held at the Catholic Church at St. Anthony yesterday morning. Social Gossip The ladies society of the M. E. Church will meet with Mr. S. P. Kobn at Edgewater Park this afternoon. Local W. O. can stop at the Park. The member of the Shakspere club pleasantly surprised Mrs. Bes McKee Howlck last Monday, following her return from a honeymoon trip. She wa a former member of the club and they gathered In a body to pay her a handkerchief shower. , She wa also the recipient of several pretty souvenir spoon. Adam Alt, of Liberty township, was in town Wednesday and took home with him tome fine Holstein cattle he purchased, at New Bremen. Adam urely captnred tome prize. hitting Hank Myer got in his usual Swedish American Telephone company, bingle, a clean two-bagger to deep right, and two runs, the winners, came home. The score: OELINA McOomb, c-. Ellls.HS 2 Mers, If 4 Betz, 2b 4 Fredericks, p 8 Kistler, cf 8 Burrls, rf 8 McKirnan, 8b.... 2 Wennlnir, lb 2 AB.R. 4 1 8B.SO.PO.A. IS 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 7 Totals 27 4 I 6 27 7 2 CINCINNATI Schwartz, 2b Stanton. If 8b... 4 Orotty, as 4 Wleman, 8b 2 Mills, rf 2 Krlpendorf. If 4 Kane, cf 4 Ludlow, d 4 Sprennard, o . - 8 Mulneke, lb 8 AB.R. H. SB.SO.PO.A. E 40002 110 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 110 1 12 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0, e 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 111 111 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1111 0 2 0 0 or lalcago, 111., were awarded the enn tract lor furnishing new switch boards hi vvauasn ana lamah for the sum of In a close shooting contest, Frank Coate won the Ceiina Gun club medal at the regular shoot at the Mercelina Park field last Tuesday afternoon, se curing 22 out of the 25 shot. John Hoagland and Ben Adams secured 21 and Christ Kistler and Julius Thaman 20. George Kistler got 23 out of the 25. Harry Gum, of Toledo, has purchased the dry goods and shoe stock of the G. P. Durbin store, taking possession last Friday. He will continue in busi ness in the present location. Mr. Dur bin did not sell the grocery tock of the store, but ia planning to move to another part of the city and open np an 2 J! J - 2! ? xclu1 1 np to date grocery store. Old Offense Lands Gum Baker in Jail Gum Baker, of Willshire, wa ar rested by Constable Coates last Satur day night on an affidavit of Balwin West, of Washington Township, charg ing him with stealing a pair ol trousers, a knife and a pipe, val ued in all at $3.45, while tbey were working together on the A. W. Larue farm, just west of Wabash, during the latter part of May. He plead guilty before Justice Raudabaugh and was fined $5 and costs. Unable to pay the bill he was sent to jail. Adolpb of the dear old Observer has heard some more telephone gon.lp over Line 2 In Wsihlnitton town.hip. and tbe dope caused Adolpb to throw another fit last week. In the last Issue Adolpb and hi. tand-pat friend could only count 87 phone ubscrlber. on 2-the week previous It had 4. Now, U these wise ones could count and wouldnt set lost, we would have them ng. ure how many mile, of line 20 contain- get 21-strung through bu.be. and tree-tops -for tbe linemen to get over when there l. trouble. Line 28 i. good deal like every other country line. When the phone bell rings about two dozen or more receiver, drop and the batterle. of the patron, are soon exhausted, especially on SB. M'e leave It to an, one acquainted with the telephone business and with brain, enough to tbluk tbls.of course, exclude. Adolph and hi, Pal-whethera telephone Hue under such condition can be operated .ucce.sfully and give aatlsfactor, .ervloe. But the Observer still dream, that .pile work was at the hot torn it. but the good Lord .hould have mer. cy on it. narrow little oul. The dope from Line 2 Intimate, that the there is a lack of harmony between the officers of the general and local-wblch exists only m the mind of dope fiend. The president of the general organization wa. consulted before any wire wa. touched, and he was also full and well aware that If 26 wa. divided equally, with an exchange on both end., they could and would have equally good service, which every intelligent phone .ubscrlber admits. Aaoiph and the stand-patter on M .Mil dream dream, that the officer, on Wabash local took the responsibility on themselves. Commencement Exercises To-Night The parochial hlirh chool commn-. ment will be held at th. this evening, beginning promp'tly at eight o'clock. The gradual;. 7."e m"7 ' Schunk, Florence Boerger, Teresa T)nrHi vt. Hemmert and Helen K. Schunck. Total 84 1 6 2 12 24 12 4 Innings 1 SS4Sfl7u Oellna 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 4 Cincinnati 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 02 Warned Huns Cincinnati 1. Two-Base Hit-Myers. Three-Base Hit Wleman. Base on Balls OfT Ludlow S. Hit by Pitcher Ellis. Passed Ball McOomb. Umpire Weber. DIAMOND GOSSIP A club from this city defeated St. Henry In that town, last Sunday, 9 to 8. The Neptune team defeated Spencer- ville in tbe latter town, last Sunday, 13 to 3. Jim Briggs, former catcher and cap tain of the Ceiina High School team. has been elected Captain of the Ohio Wesleyan University team for the next season. Jim has been making good with the College team on the initial sack and has been batting like a Han Wagner. A painful accident occured in the last half of the fourth, when Ellis was cauirht napping off third. He attempted to get back to the sack, and sliding In feet ttrst, a spike on hi shoe caught Wle man, cutting through the shoe and badly lacerating the big toe on his left foot. This crippled tbe visiting infield and wa partly the cause of their defeat. Manager Thaman' changes in the field worked very well. Burrii waa hoved toiightfleld.takingNewcomb' uscar Maemman, employed at the uescn cz L,audahn grocery, had a nar row escape from serious Injury late oaiuraay evening, when the horse which he was driving to the delivery wagon, scared just as he was turning aiuuuu ua norm walnut street, and upset the wagon in the ditch. He was pinned beneath tbe wagon and a large quantity of groceries and baskets, but lucaiiy escaped with a few scratches. Mike Stohl, a resident of the street, uru iue noise accasioned by the up set and went to young Maehlman'a assistance. The wagon was completely wrecked. Groceries, including a large tiunutity 01 granulated sugar and sev eral dozen of eggs were scattered about me street. Continued on Page Eight. When the Golden Sua Is Setting When the Golden sun Is setting, And your mind from care Is free. When of others you are thinking. Will you sometimes think of me? An.. Oh, yes, I always do. dear Josy ; I see you still remember me. Buy a little home, new and oozy, Of the Oellna Realty Company. We will then always live together. Oh ! dark cloud, we'll never see. Think of our home, never mind tbe wtather; Then, dear Josy, think how happy we'll be. For particular, on above subject see Ham boh&kk A OOA.TK, Real Estate Agents. Union Block, Oellna.O. Personal Mrs. Baumgardner, of North Balti more, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs O. Rentzscb. Dr. and Mrs. Frank Ayer and children are borne from a several weeks visit with relatives at New Mar ket, Iowa. Francis Schmidt and bride, of Gib. sonburg, were here this week for short honeymoon stay with his brother, Carl Schmidt and family. Mrs. Chas. Coffin and children, of Waynesfieid, and Mrs. Earl Stone, of Ft. Recovery, were Monday guest of Lawrence Remaklus. William Roemer, who has been at tending school at Dayton, is home to spend his summer vacation with hi parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Roemer. Blanche Crockett, who has been teaching school at Fostoria the past sea son, is home to spend the summer with her mother, Mrs. 8. H. Crockett, Easf Market street. vernon Vining, who has been at school thi winter at the Ohio Wesleyan University, is home to spend the sum mer with his parents, Representative and Mrs. S. J. Vining. A. J. Pickerel, of Lone, Texas. who wa called to St. Mary by the death of hi sister, Mrs. Caroline Mott, last week, is spending a week with his sister, Mrs. Gideon LeBlond, in this city. Harry Haneberg, wife and little baby daughter, were guest of W. J. Maehlman and family and other rela tives In thi city the first of the week. Wednesday they went to Ottoviile for a visit with relative before returning home. Mr. Agnes Snyder returned home Wednesday from a visit with her daugh ter, Mr. T. J. Garvin at Cambridge City, Ind. Her daughter and little son accompanied her and will remain for several week' visit. FIRES The large power bouse on the Riley oil lease, on Lake Mercer, was com pletely destroyed by fire of unknown origin last Monday evening, entailing a loss of about $3,000. Added to this will be the non-production of tbe wells for four or five week, until the power house can be rebuilt. The lease has been producing about 50 barrels a day. Christ Hight and LeRoy Shingledeck er, of Rockford, both lost valuable horses in a livery barn fire of unknown origin at Van Wert last Tuesday after noon. The barn belonged to Jesse Tickle, formerly of Rockford. Thirty horse in all were cremated by the name. A barn on the Samuel Redman farm, a mile west of Coldwater, wa com pletely destroyed bv fireerlv u. day morning, together with the con tents, which included considerable grain, hay and farming implements. Almost $500 worth of cord wood, piled near tbe barn, wa also burned. The loss will reach about Si. mm. n.rti covered by insurance. The origin of the fire is unknown. The fire department was ra 1 1 h i Lake Erie freisrht varda U.t k,. day morning, shortly after 3 o'clock, to extinguish a blaze in a. box nn the siding near the stock ' yards. Tbe fire is supposed to have been started by hoboes. The loss ! AS ti m si tti, $500. - Man Wanted Man wanted to drive one of our mH. icine wagons throughout Mercer Coun ty and sell household and veterinary remedies, condition powders, ante. extract, baking powder, perfume toilet preparations, and other special ties. Position steadv and will from $25 week op. Experience on necessary; we teach you. Aranslm. ance of road in county helpful. Give age, references, Ac. Address E. W. Sipp, sale manager. Canton. Ohio. A peculiar partial clie of th will be visible in all part of North America sometime duricg ttscigy.