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You aro wasting golden
opportunities unless you
aro advertising your busi
ness in a paper whoso read
ers possess the coin.
One newspaper in the
homo is worth a dozen on
the street to the advertis
er. The Democrat is the
homo paper of Mercer Co.
Knturnd at the Oellna (Olilo) Pont-oftlcs aa Hncon J-t'la mull matter.
Fifte-irtth Year-No. 11
Weekly One Dollar per Year
Hut Action of Council in Puss-
ing Alleged Ordinance Makes
Legality Doubtful.
Mr. Reliable Citizen Will Have
to Dig Deep in His Jeans
Coining Fiscal Year.
According to Dictum of Council,
in Face of Proposed Increase
in Keulty Valuation.
Town Is Heaping Koine of Wild
Oats Sown a Few Years Ago
in Order to Hud IJooin.
The village rouucll held a ihort scs
aion laat Tueaday night, all membera
being preaent and Mayor Kenney pre
aiding. Following the regular routine
of opening the meeting, l ire Chief
Welsman apoke to council in regard
the water consumption of the town,
atatlng that he believed council ihould
maae an uruwr i-uiiiiruinK mc, nun
consumers to discontinue using water
for wrinkling after an alarm ol fire bad
been aent In. lie aatd that the engineer
at the plant had told him that the
pumpa were kept going all day to keep
the atand pipe filled during the Dimmer
month!, but even then the water waa
uaed faater than the pumpa could sup
ply it. None of the dad aeemed wor
ried over the atate of affairs, and the
matter wai panned by without consld
Councilman Belerndorferof the build
ing committee, then brought up the
aubject of aupplying beat for the city
building next winter. Owing to the
scarcity of gas he said the town could
not depend upon it for fuel and the
fluea in the d liferent parti of the build
lug were in audi condition that no
other kind of fuel could be burned
with lafety. The matter waa turned
over to the building committee for In
Tax Levy Coming Fiscal Year
The question of passing the annual
tax levy for lull was then taken up,
following the reading of the levy by
the clerk, and after an hour's discus
aion as to the possibility of decreasing
the levy, it was adopted as reported.
The total municipal levy amounts to
JO mills on the dollar valuation, ap
portioned as follows:
(ieneral fund 1.75
Public health fund 25
Public safety fund 1.0(1
Public service fund 4.r0
Band concerts '!
Sinking fund and interest lM.Ou
Total corporation tax levy. .2(1. uu
Adding to this the .State levy of 1.315
mills, the county of levy of 12.tif5
mills, the school levy of 10 mills and
the township levy of 1.5 mills, and we
have a total levy for the town of 5.15
mills or 1 5.15 on each one hundred dol
lars. This 1 55 cents higher on the
hundred than last year, when the levy
was f l.GO, and is the highest rate that
has confrontad the tax-payers of the
city in the last five years.
The big levy will cause kicks from
many property owners of the town,
but as it will raise only a few hundred
dollars over the amount required to
run the town and pay oil' the bonds
and interest that fall due next year,
council could not see its way clear to
reduce the rate below the amount 11 xed.
There is a question raised, however,
as to the legality of the levy, because
of the fact that the law requires that
the levy be made by ordinance, which,
to be legalized, shall be passed by
three readings of council and pub
lished for two consecutive weeks in
two newspapers of opposite politics In
the village. While the levy was not
passed in the manner prescribed by
law, a record has been made on the
ordinance journal to the ell'ect that it
was done and certified to the County
Auditor in that manner.
Who Gathered at Home of W. II.
Bastian, in Liberty Town
ship, Last Sunday.
Five brothers and sisters of W. H.Has-
tian met at the home of the latter In Liber
ty township, nine miles west of Oellna, last
Sunday tu family reunion, -In which their
children and a few other relatives partici
pated. In the shade of the grove they spen
a pleasant day, tlitrty-slx partaking of a
fine dinner extracted from well filled bas
kets. It was surely a happy gathering,
as many were from distant States and had
not met together for many a day.
Those to participate in the reunion were
James Pearson, wife and daughters Kdytae
and Ivy, of Wabash, O.; Oscar Dumhauld
and wife, of Durbln: Philip Kastlan, wife
and daughter Hazel, of Kockford, and son
Hoy, of Wlllshlre; Mrs. Hannah Shorey, of
Marian, Neb.; Mrs. Jacob Olouse and chil
dren, Nellie, Dallas and Vlnnle, of Van
bury, Neb.: Oeorge Olouse, wife and child
ren, Ermal. Katie, Thelma, Lucy, Austin,
Hazel and Lovette, of Rockford; Oleve
Smith aud wife, of Durbln ; W. A. Hoover,
wife and son Bevin.of Montpeller, Ind.i
Mae and Jay Bastian; Philip Pennlgand
wife, of Wabash, and Mr. Kelly, of near
Candidates Iniatiatcd
Seven candidates were initiated into
the local order of Knights of St. John
last Sunday afternoon, the work being
exemplified by the local degree team.
Following the lntlation the ladle aux
iliary entertained with a delicious
lunch In honor of the new members.
The class included Clifford Wlnkel
iohan, John Komer, Joseph Knapke,
Frank Fischer, Frank Fullenkamp,
Uarman Fischer and Andrew Met.ner.
Reunion 71st
G reat Success
The reunion of tlin Seventy. first
Regiment . V. I. In tliU city yester-
day brought together about ona-lialf
or the widely-scattered survivors, and
the program arranged under the dlrec,
Hon of Veteran Inn litily fully
carried out. The meeting a pleas
ant ona and nothing occurred to mar
lt yloasures, which worn heartily par
llclpated In by members of oilier regl
menu and particularly those assocla
led with the local (i.A.H. post, an well
ai our titl.ens.
A report of the proceedings will ap
pear In the next lime of The Porno
crat and a copy of the papor mailed to
each of the aurvlvora of the regiment
Following the decision to hold the
next reunion at Ludlow Falls on the
fourth Thursday of May lull, the fol
lowing olllceri were choaen: 1'real
dent, Kev. Enos Pemberton; vice pres
Ident, Malcom II. 1 a v I a : secretary am!
treasurer, T. M. Campbell.
r i
i . T"l D AT i J
Let there lie I0 Laggards
Among the County's
When the Big Parade Begins
to Move at Celebration
Next Monday.
Weather permitting, Monday will
seethe biggest sane celebration of the
Fourth Mercer County has ever seen
The managers of the allair have left
nothing undone to make it a success.
The parade will be one of the most
prominent features of the celebration
To make the most of this part of the
day's program every .Sunday-school
pupil In the county should get In line
If you happen to live In Gibson or
Recovery township and do not happen
to be on hand when the parade is form-
Ing, get In line somewhere.
The parade will form between the
park gate and Main street and await
the arrival of Gov. llanley, who will
probably arrive on the L. E. A W.from
the west and head the parade.
Bring your flags, your banners and
your emblems.
Line of March
Several bands will furnish music.
The line of march will be north on
Main street to the Kllia hotel, thence
west on Livingston to Walnut, south
to Fayette, thence east to Main, then
south to Warren street, thence east to
the park.
(iov. ilanley will make his great
Fourth of July oration at the Chau
tauqua auditorium in the afternoon,
and he should be given a patriotic
and magnihcent audience.
Carrol Stubbs, second son of Dr. and
Mrs. W. C. Stubbs, narrowly escaped
death, but will possibly loose the sight
of his eyes as the result of an explosion
at the Crampton Canning factory last
briday afternoon shortly after four
Young Stubbs was looking after the
cooking of the peas, when one of the
large vats which lie had closed up, ex
ploded from a too heavy pressure of
steam. As he closed the lid on the vat
and put the heavy lid holders In place
he stooped to look at the steam guage,
and this fact possibly saved him from
being killed. As the force of the ex
plosion tore oil' the top of tlx) big vat
the young man received the escaping
steam and peas In his face. The main
force of the explosion went skyward,
tearing a big hole in the roof of the
building, while cans in the part of the
building for filling were scattered in
all. Several other employes who were
on the ground a short distance from the
vats were knocked down but none seri
ously injured.
His father was immediately sum
moned and other physicians called, and
after a consultation it was deemed ad
visable to take him to the hospital at
Lima. Word was sent to the Western
Ohio Auto garage and Vining automo
bile took tho injured lad, accompanied
by his father, to Lima.
Invention Turned
to Fraudulent Use
Probably without any intention to
defraud but by placing on the market
a machine which, in the hands of dis
honestly inclined persons, has already
caused the government officials much
trouble, some unknown person has per
fected what is known as a merging ma
chine, which will make one pound of
butter into two. By the addition of one
pint of milk, the pound of butter is
placed in the machine and violently
churned until the whole mass becomes
solid and a person who was inclined
to cheat could make money very fast
as butter brings a good price. But the
government has taken steps to prevent
this and the mixture of milk and but
ter in this manner is under the laws
Continued on eighth page.
Peculiar Accident
John Puthotf met with a painful and
peculiar accident last Saturday. lie
was bedding one of his horses when
he accidentally stiuck the animal on
the hoof causing it to kick. When it
did so it struck the fork, the prongs of
which in some manner struck. Mr.
Putboff in the throat. The injury is
not serious. ;
Except Saturdays
Our clothing and shoe store will be
closed at 6 p.m. during July and Au
gust except Saturdays.
At Mercelina Park-Will He a
Substantial and Attractive
Modern Structure.
Ground waa broke last Monday by
Contractor II, It. Hughes for the big
club house at Mercelina Park and work
on the new structure will be pushed as
rapidly as possible. The new building
will be 55 by W feet, two stories high
with an eight foot basement. The
basement of the building will be fitted
up with three apartments, one side of
the room will be used for a bowling
alley, wlillo the rest of the space will
go to make up a kitchen, dining room
and soft drink stand. The first lloor
of the building will be made Into two
separate floor spaces. The center will
be an oval space for dancing, while
around the outside of the dancing pa
vilion will be an eight foot wide track
for roller skating. The upper or seeom
lloor will consist of a balcony for spec
tators, a large assembly room aud sev
eral private olllce rooms. The build
Ing Is being erected on the highest part
of the Park grounds In the northeast
end or where the big tent was placed
during the first Chautauqua. The
building will be made a permanent one
and so arranged thaf It can be tightly
closed for winter use, the Park mana
gers arranging to install a heating
system to heat the big hall during the
winter months. Owing to the magni
tudeof the building It will be Impossible
to complete it by the time of the open
ing of this year's Chautauqua, but the
management of the park expect to have
it so far along that the basement and
first tloor will be ready for temporary
use during this year s big meet.
several more cottages are going up
on the Park ground and the big grand
stand has been completely overhauled
The old bath bouses at the beach
have been torn down and one good
permanent bbllding will be erected in
stead. People who attend the Chau
tauqua this year will hardly find In
the New Mercelina Park any semblance
of the old Chautauqua park and unkept
grounds which have greeted the eye
Mrs. Mary Darrah, aged 81 years,
the venerable mother of Mesdames J.
D. Johnson and G. J. C. Wintermute,
of this city, died at the former's home,
North Main street, at half-past (i
o'clock last Monday evening, after an
Illness growing out of the infirmities of
old age.
She was born near St. Louis, Mo., in
December, 12S. In November, 18f2,
she was united in marriage to Kev. J
A. Darrah at St. Louis. They later
moved to Ohio, and following her
husband's death she moved to this
city. She is survived by three daugh
ters, Mesdames Johnson and Winter
mute of this city and M. M. Lawson
of Nash ville, Ark.; eleven grandchil
dren and two great grand children.
Funeral services were held at the
Senator Johnson home at half-past 1
o'clock yesterday afternoon, after
which the remains were taken to St.
Marys and laid beside those of her
late husband.
Among the out-of-town relatives at
tending the funeral were Mrs. Mary
Black and Miss Margaret Itlack, of
Clayton, Mo.; Miss Klla Barron, of
Webster Grove, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Johnson, of Columbus.
Vitus Hoin, aged lifi years, a well
known resident of the south part of the
county, died at his home at Cranberry
Prairie last Sunday evening after suf
fering for several years with cancer of
the face. Mis wife died but three weeks
ago. Several children survive. Mi
neral services were held at the Catholic
Church at Cranberry Wednesday morn
ing. Kev. Father Henry Goldschmitt,
aged 41 years, pastor of St. Paul's
Catholic congregation at Sharpsburg
for the past twelve years, died at St.
Ann's Sanitarium at Chicago, 111., last
Monday after an illness of several
weeks. The remains were brought to
this city over the Cincinnati Northern
Wednesday afternoon, and from here
were taken to the Seminary at Cartha-
gena, wnere funeral services will be
held this morning.
Oran Purdy, aged CU years, a well
known resident of the north part of the
county, died at bis home seven miles
south west of Kockford last Sunday
morning of blood poison, which set in
several weeks ago following a slight
scratch of bis left hand with a rusty
nail. lie was born in this county and
is survived by his father, wife and sev
eral children. Funeral services were
held last Tuesday morning at Bethel.
Mrs. Carl Kvane, aged 25 years, a
former resident of this city, died at her
home at Piqua Wednesday evening,
as the result of an operation which she
underwent three weeks previous. She
is survived by her mother, Mrs. Jane
Byerly, two brothers and eight sisters,
all of whom, excepting one brother,
reside in this city. The remains were
brought here on the 4:22 W. O. car
yesterday afternoon and taken to the
John Kyle home in the Fast End.
Charged With
Noah Miller was arrested at Hart
ford City, Ind., Wednesday by Oflicer
Hight and brought to this city to ans
wer to a charge of non-support, filed
by his wife, Josie Miller, of Union
Township. He pload guilty before
Justice Kaudabaugh and was put un
der to support bis child.
New Girl la Town
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Avers, East
Anthony street, are the proud parents
a baby girl born last Tuesday morn
ing. Mother and child doing nicely
nnd Wink well, he the biggest dad in
Uncle Sam's domain.
July Weather
DeVoe's Say
Weather Prophet DeVoe in his pre.
diction for July says that It will be
very hot month. After the first wei
it will become very dry. 1st to 2nd
hot and sultry. 3rd to 4th, cloudy and
sultry. On the 5th storm will form
over tho Ohio Valley and move Dust
ward, causing violent thunder storms
ilth to 7th, iheavy thunder storms
These storms will clear up warm, and
the rainfall will be very light the bal
ance of the month. Hth to 1'th, pleasant,
llltli to 12th, hot and sultry. 12th to
Ilth, thunder storms. 15th to liith
pleasant. 17th to IMh, hot and sultry
IHth to 21st hot wave, 22nd and 2.ird
showers. 2ltli and 25th, pleasant
2Mb to 27th, showers. 2Nth to 31st
hot wave.
The fast St. Marys team will cross
bats with the local club at Mercelina
Park next Sunday afternoon. The
Kids defeated St. Marys In that city
several weeks ago and the Saintly City
lads will journey here Sunday for blood
Either Fredericks or Myers will pitch
for Celina with McComb working be
hind the bat. Swarta or Dummy Dix
will do the twirling for the visitors.
Celina won a loosely played and one.
sided contest from Delphos last Sunday
ten to three. The Kids were rigged out
in their new uniforms for the first time
and made a neat appearance on the
diamond, but the big crowd was dis
appointed in the game.
Delphos waa unable to do any dam
age to Frederlcksslants, while the Kids
laid on heavy on Stalkamp, the big
visilingsouth paw, pounding him freely
whenever they got down to business
Bet opened things for the locals in
the second with a deep drive to right
which netted him two bases, lie went
to third on an out and scored on a deep
lly to left. In the third McKirnan
opened with a single and stole second
making a pretty slide to the sack.
Wenning hit a high line drive to third
and Stalkamp fumbled. The little
back stop then made a pretty attempt
to sacrifice on a high one, and laid such
slow one down the third base line
that it couldn't be handled, the Rabbit
scoring. Konk stole second and Kills
followed with a clean one to right
scoring Hobby and McComb. Ellis
was cut off trying to steal second
Myers and Fredericks fanned.
in the sixth the boys made it three
more Betz singled, Fredericks was
safe on an error by Hummer and both
scored when Burris Bingled to right.
Burris got second on a passed ball, was
sacrificed to third and scored on an out.
Again in the seventh it went three
more and might have gone a do.en if
the boys had played ball. Hobby
started it by dropping one safe over
short. McComb followed suit, putting
Wenning on third. Ellis sacrificed and
was saved by a fumble of Seuvers,
Wenning scoring. Myers laid a slow
one in the infield and an attempt to
catch the little back stop failed, the
ball going into the crowd and Kills
also scoring. Myers went to sleep and
was caught trying to steal home on a
short throw to second. Bet, walked
and Burris got hit in the ribs, but
Fredericks and Kistler fanned.
The visitors got their first one in the
fourth. Stalkamp singled, but was
doubled up a moment later when an
attempt to sacrifice went into a little
lly to Kills. Seuvers singled, then
Fredericks let the first one get away by
fumbling a hot liner. He followed this
with a hard drop which went a bit low
and Konk got it on the shins. Mc
Comb, however, recovered the ball and
attempted to head off Sen vers, who had
started for third, hut he threw low to
Kllis, the ball going to the outfield and
the visitor scoring.
Fredericks tossed them up after this
while the boys went to laying oil', and
It whs only a piece of luck that the
visitors didn't run in more than they
did. In the eighth C. Powell led oft
witli a clean two-bagger to deep right.
He was advanced on a single by llelm-
kamp, but was thrown out on an at
tempt to steal home on McComb's fake
throw to Betz to catch llelmkamp.
Kollsmith Hew out to McKirnan. L.
Stalkamp got a base on balls. Konk
again attempted the short throw to
Betss, but the throw was low, and be-
lore George got straightened up the
damage whs done. H. Stalkamp then
dropped a little lly in Burris colters,
but he fumbled it. Seuvers rolled out
to Fredericks: Score:
MuOomb, c o g 2 1 z IK 1 1
Kills, sb Biz 10 140
Myers, If 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Bet, lib 1 i z 1 0 t z 0
Fredericks, p 4 10 0 4 0 1
Burris, rf 8 110 1 0 0 1
Kistler, cf 40008 0 0 0
McKirnan, ss.... 4 1 i 1 1 10 0
Wenning, II) 2 1 1 0 W00
Tota I s 34 10 1 0 6 10 27 8
L. Htiilkanip, Hb--- 8 1112 0 11
K. Ntalkamp. P 4 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
Seuvers, lb 4 1 1 0 1 w 0 1
Hehroeder. If 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Y. Powell, cf 4 0 2 0 2 0 10
Hummer, zh 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
11. Powell, c 4 0 1 0 i 1.1 1 0
Helmkiiiup. rf---- 8 1 z 1 1 0 0 0
Kollsmith, as 8000x080
Total 88 8 7 2 12 24 12 8
Innings 1 Z845B780
Oellna 0 1 8 0 0 8 8 0 -10
Wapakoneta 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 08
Karneil Huns Oellna 6.
Two-Base Hlts-Betz, O. Powell.
Nacrlllee Hits Kistler, Kills, Hummer.
First Base on Halls Utr Fredericks 1, on
Stalkamp 8.
Double inlays jncuoniD 10 wenning; Kins
to Wenning.
Passed Bali 1'owen.
Hit hv Pitcher Burris.
Time of Game 1 :66.
George Myers Reports
George Myers, the big Lima twirler, who
was recently secured by Manager Thaman,
arrived in this city yesterday, but will not
likely work against St. Marys Sunday as he
is suffering with a sprained right leg, which
be accidentally received In a fall at Lima
Wednesday. He expects, however, to be
able to don a uniform and may play part of
the game In the outfield. He Is putting up,
for the present, with his brother. Dr. Her
bert Myen, at Richardson's summer cot
tage at Edgewater Park.
Betz. who has not secured a bit In the last
three games, found his batting eye again
last Sunday ana raaue a clean record for
the day. He waa passed twice, but hit safe
ly both times he got a chance.
Fredericks struck out two men In each of
the first four Innings and might have made
record hut lor tne fact that he lam down
Continued on Page Eight.
Stirring Country to West of Uh,
Which Is Planning Hi(.j
Things for Future.
Portland (Ind.) Sun, June 21.
1'pon the routes selected by the two
traction lines that are now under pro
gress of construction through Jay coun
ty, or the possible extension of the
Muncleaud Portland traction line, de.
peuda the organisation aud establish,
mentoftwonew banks in the county,
so says rumors that aro now being
scattered broadcast over the east tier
of townships, however, nothing definite
can be learned of the rumored organi
zation aud as both are dependent upon
the expenditure of vast sums of money
necessitated by the construction of
traction lines the promoters of which
would receive no direct benefits from
the banking Institutions, it is safe to
predict that It will be some time before
the banks are opened for business.
One of the proposed banks, if organ-
Ued, will bo located at New Corydon
and the other at Salamonla. At New
Corydon the proposition of organizing
the bank is dependent solely upon the
extension of the B. II. t K, line now in
operation between Hlull'ton and Geneva,
which is said will be built as far east as
New Corydon before the coming fall.
however, surveyors are now at work
surveying two routes under considera
tion one by way of Bryant towards this
city and the other by way of New Cory,
don In the diiection of Celina, Ohio.
At Salamonia the rumor has It that
the bank will be organized provided
the Ft. Wayne ami Springfield Hallway
company, now operating a traction line
between Ft. Wayne and Decatur, is ex
tended from its present terminus
through Salamonia en route to Spring
field, Ohio.
In both New Corydon and Salamonia,
It is said, local residents who own large
farms or have other business interests
and would be benefitted by the estab
lishment of a bank, will be associated
with one or the other enterprises and
the stock, according to the plans now
under consideration, will be subscribed
for by residents ol the county.
The latest dope concerning the pro
posed extension of the three traction
lines already mentioned, has sprung up
since the survey of the route from Ge.
neva to Bryant was ordered by the U.
G. it K. line. It Is now presumed by
several, who have hopes of the lines be
ing extended but have no direct means
of finding out in advance the plans of
the promoters of the line, that the M.
B. & K. will be built this year as far as
Bryant and next year will be brought
on to this city and connect with the
Muncie and Portland line which in
time will be built east to Celina, making
connections there with the M. B. A K.
line for this city in which case the con
necting link between Kastern Indiana
and Western Ohio will have been made.
Story ol Merger Denied
According to a dispatch from Fort
Wayne this morning the Fort Wayne
Springfield and B. G. & C. traction
lines will merge and build a single and
oint line to Celina, Ohio. There is
nothing to the story according to the
local stockholders of the B., G. A C,
although such has been talked of at
different times.
At the present time a gang of sur
veyors in charge or Kngineer tred
Davenport are surveying a route to
Celina from Geneva. This proposed
extension, however, will be built by
the K-, G. A C. men alone, according to
the stockholders.
The Kort Wayne and Spilngfield line
is operated at the present time from r t.
Wayne to Decatur and the stockholders
have been planning on starting work
for the completion of tlie road for sev
eral months. They had planned on
following the G. It. A I. road to Port
land and by that route to Springfield.
The two traction lines would join at
Geneva according to the Fort Wayne
report. Itlull'ton Banner.
An Associated Press dispatch from
Chicago says that thirty breweries, in
cluding some of the largest in the
country, have joined with the Chicago
police in their crusade against the sell
ing of 1 1 uor in tenderloin resorts.
I'hese brewers have given Police
Chief Steward a written guarantee that
they will assist in preventing the sale
of intoxicating liquors in all resorts in
the city and will not deliver beer to
any resort that has been placed under
the ban.
The brewers have made it plain
that the administration of any large
city can prohibit the sale of liquors in
dens of vice if the administration so
desires," said one of the brewers.
But what about the personal liberty
of these people? Are tbey to be denied
their rights," simply because such a
course Is necessary to the good gov
ernment of Chicago? Commoner.
Mesdames W. T. Palmer and S. A.
Bowman will entertain the ladles' aid
society of the M. K. Church at the
Bowman residence, North Main street,
this afternoon.
A pleasant party was given at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Kable, in
Liberty township, last Sunday, when
number of intimate friends gathered
to remind tbeir daughter, Miss Orrala,
of her eighteenth birthday annlversa-
Those present were Christ Schmidt
and daughter Amelia, Clilford Mc
Queen, wife and daughter Beatrice;
Goldie Gilbert, Vistula Snavely, Flos
sie Stoll, Florence Hone, Icy Mart z,
Pearlie Hone, Kstella Hone, Olive
Stoll, Lena Schmidt, Nora Hone, Edith
Mart., Lowell Kendall, Katie Hone,
Florence Martz, Myrtle Kendall, Nan
cy Stoll, Dora Hone, Laura Wietz, Ma
ble McGillvary, Howard MeGillvary,
Chester Walton, Clida and Eddie Free-
alt and Willie Howell.
Don't forget that you have an nnpaid
subscription that needs fix in'.
Oil Find Again
Stirs Burkcttsvillc
The possibility of an oil boom In
the south end of the county In the vi
cinity of Iturketts ville was started the
first of the week when a well being
drilled by the South Mercer Oil A Gas
company just north east of Burketta
vllle, made a good showing of oil after
being shot last Monday afternoon.
The company reci utly drilled in two
wells in Burkettsville for gas. The
gas pressure was strong but both wells
showed some oil. Several leases were
made following the shooting of the well
last Monday and there Is promises of a
renewal of the oil business in this sec
tian, which abated several years ago
when the fields west of Burkettsville
and near Sharpsburg were abandoned
New Ilremen Sun, June 21. J
The country home of Mr. and Mrs
lly Brittle, -I 1-2 miles east of this city
was the scene of a very pleasant time
on Tuesday of this week, the occasion
being the .".oth anniversary of their mar
riage day. Mr. and Mrs. lirune, who
have attained the age of 70 and ( years
respectively, are well and favorably
known throughout this community and
have resided here their entire life
They aro the parents of 1 1 children, all
of whom are living and doing well, and
all of whom were present. The cele
bration of the event began early In the
day and lasted far into the night and
according to reports was a highly pleas
ing one to all who hail the pleasure of
participating. The following is a list
of guests present.
Wm. Brnne, New Knoxville; Mr.
ami Mrs. Arnold Schmidt and son
Itollle, Durhin; Mr. and Mrs. Kdward
Brune and daughter I-oree, Mr. and
Mrs. lly Brune, jr., and sons Irwin
and ( Ictus, Celina; Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
AufderliHsr and son Orville, and Tbeo
Brune, New Knoxville; Alice, Harry
and Minnie Bruno, Mr. and Mrs. ('has.
Bryan and Harlle and Kulalie Long,
Wabash; Oltieandlly Brune, Pauld
ing: Mr. and Mrs.-Wm. Koltholf, Mr.
and Mrs. John Fishbach, Henry (Juell-
horst, Sophia uellhorst, Mr. and Mrs
Kdward Gruebmeyer and son Orville,
Clara and I.ui tta Koltholf, Harry and
Walter Fishbach from here; Chris
Bars tens tein, Mrs. Hones, Mrs. Schmidt,
Kmolie Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Christ
Kable and daughter Aurelia of Durbln
A pretty wedding of prominent young
people was solemnized at the country
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hoenie,
north west of this city, on the - ird
inst, when the youngest daughter of the
household, Miss Augusta, was united
in marriage to Druggist iClillord Nun
gester, ofNew Castle, Ind., the cere
mony being performed at 10 o'clock
that morning by Uev. J. K. Harmon,
of St. John's Lutheran Church this city
and witnessed by only the relatives of
the contracting parties. Following the
ceremony an elaborate wedding dinner
was served. The bride is one of Hope
well Township's most accomplished
daughters and has a wide range of ac
iiuaintance. The groom is the oldest
son of Mr. and Mrs. II. N. Nungester,
of Hopewell Township, and is well
known in this city and county. He
taught school in the county for a nil in
ber of years and afterwards came to
this city, where he clerked in the Kiley
drug store for some time prior to going
to New Castle, where he and his
younger brother, Harry, embarked in
in the drug business for themselves.
The young couple came to this city in
the afternoon and left on the west
bound Lake Erie at 4:.",s for New Castle,
where they will reside and where the
groom had aicosy home fitted up for
the reception of his bride. The Demo
crat joins their host of friends in this
city and county In extending hearty
, Kudolpli Simon last week received
cards announcing the marriage of
Arthur G. Kasson, formerly operator
at the Lake Erie depot in this city, but
now train dispatcher of the Lake Erie
at Lafayette, Ind., to Miss Iris Estelia
Finnincle, of Lima, which occurred in
the latter town on the evening of the
22nd. Mr. Kasson has many friends
among the younger crowd of this city
who will be pleased to hear of his ma
trimonial adventure and who join the
Democrat in extending hearty felicita
tions. Urban II. Clay and Miss Vina E.
Wharton, botli prominent young peo
ple of Union Township, were in marri
age by Kev. Bennett of the M. K. Church
at the Probate Judge's office last Satur
day morning. They will reside with
the groom's. mother, Mrs. Lydia Clay,
near Mendon.
A pretty wedding occurred at the
Catholic Church at Cold water last
Tuesday morning when Benjamin
Oppenhiem, a member of the firm of
the Coldwater Spreader Works Co.,
was united in marriage to Miss Irma
Hahe, youngest daughter of Mrs. Anna
Katie, of Coldwater. The young peo
ple were attended by Miss Eulalia Het
tinger and Jos. Oppenheim, a brother
of the groom. Following the ceremony
a delicious wedding breakfast was
served at the bride's home. The young
people left Wednesday for a honey
moon trip to Buffalo, Niagara Falls
and points in Canada.
C. Lyman Conner, of Ada, and Miss
Bernice Rice, of this city, were united
iu marriage by the bride's father, Kev.
L. Kice, at the M. K. Circuit parsonage
in this city, at high noon last Wednes
day. The ceremony was performed in
the presence of relatives and a few
friends. The bride is the highly ac
complished daughter of Kev. and Mrs.
L. Kice, and the groom is a son of J. P.
Conner, of Ada, and is one of the lead
ing druggists of that city. Following
the ceremony a delicious wedding din
ner was served, and during the after
noon the young couple motored to Ada,
where the groom had a home prepared
for his bride.
A quiet wedding was solemnized at
the Lutheran parsonage in this city last
Sunday afternoon, w lien the pastor of
St. John's Church, Rev. J. E. Harmon,
united In the bonds of holy wedlock
Grover C. Hole, of this city, and Miss
Alvina Diener, of Hopewell township.
Continued on eighth page.
curls VICTIM
Through the Generous Old Fam
ily Ticket Route to He
Stamped Out.
Sale of Them Will Continue, but
Plan to Prevent Abuse Has
Heen Adopted.
The Mercer County Agricultural So
ciety, through Secretary Vining, has
issued the following self-explanatory
notice to the public:
The time for the great Banner Fair
is but a short time oil'.
We desire to say a few words in re
gard to family tickets. There are but
rew fairs In Ohio that can meet their
expenses when family tickets are used.
Mercer county is one of the successful
ones, and we hope to be able to con
tinue them, and can if they are not
Thousands for Betterments
Our expenses this year will be in
creased by several thousand dollars.
The great demand for stalls has com
pelled us to build a new barn for
horses. Then we have secured an air
ship, automobile races and Increased
the premiums in almost every line.
We must have the money to meet this.
Our premiums alone will amount to
about Ili.riOO.OO. We hope to increase
our gate receipts, since everything this
year will be of the best, and promises
are given to break all previous records.
Stop, Look and Listen
The family ticket used will admit
man and wife and all children under
I I years. It will entitle the holder to
leave the grounds twice each day. But
nrw, stop, look and listen! If you
leave the ground during the day and
desire to return, you must on leaving
the ground, hand your ticket to the
gate-keeper and have it punched .other.
wise it w in not re-admit you. Don't
forget this, for this rule will be strict
ly adhered to.
Samples of Abuse of Tickets
We know of one Instance where a
party, after entering the grounds, bor
rowed four family tickets, went on the
outside and gave them to four other
families who entered on them, thus se
curing the admission of nine families
on five tickets. This is done in hun
dreds of cases.
We receive at our gates onlv about
one-half as much money as a preat
many other Ohio fairs that have a
much smaller attendance.
No Excuse Will Go
It Is our desire, then, to imoress ui.
on the public that they must get their
tickets punched when leaving the
Don't say you did not know it. for
this will be printed on your ticket and
win be printed in all the papers in
Mercer County from now until the fair.
non t say you did not see it. This im
evidence that you do not read a county
Don t say you forgot it, this shows
Don't say the Fair Board is trvin? to
hold you up. They are not. We are
trying to stop the abuse of the family
ticket and thus save its life.
In other words, GKTYoCR TICK
GROUNDS, or it will not re-admit that
day. And no excuse will go.
Court Matters
After an hour's deliberation the iury
trying the case of George Vandenbosch
against John Langerick last Tuesday
afternoon returned a verdict, no cause
of action. Vandenbosch brought suit
to recover judgment in the sum of 13,
with interest, alleging that amount
due him on terms of a contract of the
rental of his farm and for damage to
his property by the defendant during
his occupancy of the farm.
On request of Judge Layton. Judne
Bailey, of Ottawa, while holdinir court
in this city last Monday re-assigned
the John Morton green goods case for
July 11. It was set for the oth. The
attorney's for the defendant are asking
that the matter be delayed until fall
because of the hot weather.
Town Topics
Frank Fet.er this week purchased
lot of the Celina Realty Comoanv.
North Mill street, and will build an'
up-to-date cottage home.
At a meeting of the Jell'erson Town-
hip school board last Saturday Con
tractor Michael Boehmer was awarded
the contract for building the new frame
school building in District No. 7, for
the sum of f 1,7."0.
Perry Baker has resigned his posi
tion as pharmacist in the Taylor drug
store and is contemplating opening up
a drug store of his own on South Main
street, in the Vngerer building. Mr.
Greenwalt, of Hicksville, has accepted
the position made vacant by Mr. Baker.
Benjamin Cox, of TouVelle street, an
employee of the Kaudabaugh a Ball
saw mill, bad his left leg badly frac
tured and bruised up in several places
last Friday afternoon, while unloading
some heavy logs from the Cincinnati
Northern siding in their yards.
One of the big freight locomotives on
the Cincinnati Northern turned turtle
when it ran off a siding near the Palmer
Miller elevator last Saturday after.
noon, delaying traffic on the road for
several hours. South bound passenger
train due out of here at 2:48 was de
layed five hours here as the result of
the wreck. Work trains from both
north and south were sent in here to
help clear the track, but after finding
it impossible to right the big engine a
track was temporarily built around the
wreck. The engine was not gotten back
on the track nntil Sunday morning.
Wanted A middle-aged man to rep
resent ns In this vicinity. Special in
ducements. Permanent position. An
opportunity to make good weekly
income. C. R. Bkkr A t o. Nitkhkk-
ikh, Manchester, Conn:

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