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H You aro wasting gojden opportunities unless 'you aro advertising your busi ness in a paper whose read ers possess tho coin. Ono newspaper in the homo is worth a dozen on tho street to the advertis er. Tho Democrat is tho home paper of Mercer Co. ..1L 11 - Filtered at the Co Una (Ohio) Poat-ortlce aa Second-class mall matter. Fifteenth Year-No. 13 CELINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1910 Weekly One Dollar per Year S7 nn n In :H W mm mm aWf hm W mm ? Will Ho Day and Night Water Carnival on First Friday in August, Flans for Which Aro Well Under Way and Success of Un dertaking Assured. Races of Various Kinds In an On Water Will Add Novely to Entertainment. Cellna In to have a water carnival to be beltl on Lake Mercer in connec Hon with the Chautauqua, on Friday August A, and It la already regarded as an aiaured luccen. More than thirty boati have been entered by the buii nun men and citizens of the town fo the Illuminated parade on the water a night, and many more have ligntlied their intention! of taking part. Th 1 1 spectacle alone will show th great possibilities for the advertising of Cellna that He in Lake Mercer, and that this fact Is recognized by our poo pie Is shown by the hearty co-opera. tion accorded the Chautauqua com pa ny in this new venture. Interests also being shown In the races for the afternoon. New entries are coming In dally for the launch rowing and swimming race. Classes will be made to suit everybody, and if It can be arranged tbre will be classes for the women as well as for the men Tbere will also be tub races, run ning races in the water, water-melon racer, water fights and many other novel forms of amusement. The Interest already shown in the pa rade Is well illustrated by the entries so far made, as follows: Model Milling Comany. The J. A. Koemer Company. Little Chris Sehunck. The Schuyler Moat Market. Ketcham .Bros. (). Kentzich. P. XV. Deltsch A Son. J. F. Mctiee. Linlnger Bros. Desch & Laudahn. Joe Schmltt. W. A. J. McDaniel. The Citizens Hanking Co. A. W. Meister. The First National Hank. The Taylor Drug Store. W. F. Hchunck. Fanger's Homo Kcstaurant. Mrs. II. I. Sehunck, Joe Kie, Fred Schlenker, ,Oeo. Kistler, O. Kauda baugh. Milton W. Brown, I. E. Cramp ton. J. E. Hamburger and Kdmund Brandts. MILY TIGKETS A real family ticket will be issued by the Celina Chautauqua ibis season at 85, admitting parents and all chil dren eighteen years old and under. This gives the children a better chance than they have ever had before, as this year the number of children is not limited as In former years to a to. tal of three admitted on a family ticket. Family tickets will admit all child ren eighteen years old and younger. The family tickets will not be sold after the Chautauqua begins, however, and to take advantage of this oiler tickets must be bought before July 23, as after that date the' extra work in adjusting matters relating to family tickets will be Impossible, as each member of the family gets a separate ticket and must sign his individual ticket. Bear in mind that family tickets will not be on sale after July 23. Better got them right now. Water Pageant Has 'Em Going A number of the Chautauqua campers began to camp this week. It not gen erally known the Chautauqua manage ment will make no extra charge of the tents for an extra time if any desire to move onto the grounds at once. It grows apparent that the water pageant is going to be one of the big features of the Chautauqua. A score of entries have already been made for the night illuminated pageant apd a good deal of interest is being taken in the swimming and boat races. This is the first time that any thing of the sort has been attempted and this feature will be widely advertised and beyond question will prove a great drawing card in this whole section of the country. Patrons of the Chautauqua should note that family tickets will be sold admitting parents and all children eighteen years old ami younger for S3, but no tickets will be sold after the Chautauqua opens. OPTIMISTIC 'Twlxt optimist and pessimist The difference Is droll; The optimist sees the daughnut The pessimist sees the whole. Wheat Is fair; oats fine crop; Corn sure will be on top. The following review Is based on the official report of the Ohio Department of Agriculture of July 1: Wheat shows the same prospective yield for the State as a whole as esti mated one month ago, namely, (13 per cent of a standard computed upon a basis of 15 bushels per acre being stan dard represented by 100 per cent. The present report shows that 2 per cent of the original area seeded to wheat last fall was plowed op In the Spring, hence the total production for the 1010 harvest shows a decline of 532,170 bushels In CHAUTAUQUA REVIEW OF 01 CROP CONDITIONS km comparison with the estimated prod no lion of last month. From returns re celved from ll.'iKolllclal correspondent of this Department, we now estimate that for the present harvest there re mains I,s2,h7l and this should pro duce an average of 14 bushels per acre or 2.-M7U, IIKS bushels for the State as whole. The estimated production of wheat from the harvest of lilOO was 27,3,r).ri,M2 bushels, an average prod no tlon of 1(1 bushels per acre. The dam age to the crop by joint worm Is not as serious as earlier predicted, being es timatud at but II per cent for the Ntate, In some counties the dnmagee is quite serious, but In a malorlty of the coun ties It Is of no consequence. The liar vest will soon be In full blast, when the quality of the crop can be definitely determined. The prospect for oats Is now estimated at 101 per cent., based upon a standard of 100 percent representing a production of 30 bushels per acre. From preien prospect, the harvest should produce approximately 4H,"71,J)l;i bushels. Corn has made remarkable growth during past few weeks, and while one month ago the outlook was very un promising, its present condition is most encouraging and should weather conditions conditions continue favor able the harvest should be moit boun tiful. The estimated area planted to corn is 3, mil), 11.) acres, being Oil per cent of the area of 1 !)(!, as returned by township assessors and an increase oi 130,301 acres in comparison with the estimated area reported at this time last year. Its present growing condi tion Is estimated at 83 per cent com pared with an average. The damage by cut worms Is estimated at 0 per cent, damage by grub worms 2 per cent. The area planted to potatoes Is esti mated at 17 per cent in comparison with the area of l'.K)!), as reported by the township assessors, or 128,fiK0 acres. Condition estimated at 93 per cent com pared with an average. Timothy prospect estimated at 78 per cent. Pastures in fine condition, estimated at 02 per cent compared with an aver age. 10 JUDGE HUH Of Circuit Court Will Bo Named by Democrats at Lima on 20th Local Delegates The following Is a list of the dele gates chosen at the spring primaries to attend the Third Judicial Democratic Circuit Court Convention, which con venes at Lima next Wednesday, the 20th, to nominate a successor to Judge Silas :. Hunn of Findlay. Those prominently spoken of for the place are Snook of Paulding, Crow of Ken ton, Meek of Bucyrus and Leete of Lima. Blackcreek J. E. Snyder and Hen ry Bueckner. Butler Henry O. Uppenkamp and John B. Lennartz. Coldwatei T. A. Franks and Kd H Hess. Center T. E. Williams and Wm. W, Willman. Dublin South, W. It. Smith; North, C. Knight; East, A. B. Tullis. Franklin F. G. Klosterman and W. N. Monroe. Gibson Peter Fecher. Ft. Recovery South, Geo. Gebele. Granville Henry Gels, jr., Leopold Link and John Huwer. St. Henry -H. C. Meinerding. Hopewell Henry F. Lemke and Fred W. Diener. Jefferson Andrew Sohunck. Celina First Ward, O. Kauabaugh; Second, James K. Carlin; Third, Loree Marsh; Fourth, Geo. F. Pulskamp and E. M. Dull. LIbefty Adam Fender, Geo. Boll- enbacher, jr., and Marks Miller. Marion East, Fred Jleekman and Geo. Bruggeman; West, John F. Stetn bruner and Bernard J. Boecke. Chickasaw Jos. Seitz. Recovery John Jutte and Bon Grie- shop. Ft. ltecovery North, JJtt Sommers. Union G. W. Kinkley. Mendon John A. Murlin and A. Brewer. Washington South, Sol Smith and August Ontrop; North, Seth Spriggs. Usual Routine With City Dads Council held a lengthy session but transacted but little business at the regular meeting last Tuesday night, 11 members but Councilman LeBlond being present and Mayor Kenney pre- iding. Reports of various officers and de- partments for past month were read nd approved and the semi-annual ap- priation ordinance passed. The street committee was empowered to purchase necessary stone for cross. ngs. The clerk was instructed to notify the Western Ohio to clean up their track and keep It cleaned or the town would do it at the company's expense. After a discussion of almost an hour and several minute readings of the bill poster's ordinance, the Marshal was instructed to see that all bill posters, distributors and advertisers be assessed the ordinance license for such work or be placed under arrest. St. Marys Man Is Too Speedy O. W. Weadock, a liveryman, of St. Marys, was arrested last Wednesday by Marshal Weber for exceeding the automobile speed limit, the affidavit being filed by Wm. Rabe, of Macedon. Attorney John Koenig, of St. Marys, appeared In Justice Short's court In behalf of the prisoner and for him plead not guilty. He was bouud over to court in the sum of J 100. llond was furnished. SUCCESSOR WANTREHEWAL OF FRANCHISE Soino Objections From Property Owners Likely to De Met by H.-G.-C. Promoters. A. J, Brlggs and L. C. JuNtus, of Geneva, Ind., stockholders of the Bluff. ton-Geneva traction line, were In till city last Monday In the interest of the extension of their road from Geneva to this city. They were accompanied by a bridge contractor from Toledo, who was with them to figure on the cost of the construction of the necessary bridges along the route. The gentlemen, while here, stated the road would likely be built part of the way this fall. The route determined upon by the company after their sur veys were run several week ago brings the line to this city by way o New Corydon, Ind., Skeels X Hoadi and Durbin, coming into tlili city, ai originally planned, over Market street and connecting with the lines of the Western Ohio. This route they stated was taken In preference to the one by way of Wabash because of the construe tlon bridges, only about half the num ber being required. While here they conferred with their attorney, J. W. Loree, and be has taken up the matter of ex tending the franchise granted to this company two years ago and which soon expires. Clerk Wint ers yesterday furnished a copy of the franchise to Mr. Loree which will be presented at one of the meetings of council In the near future for a renewal. Tbere is some doubt, however, whether this will be given unless the company can show that they expect to do busi ness, and even then tlteie is a doubt whether it can be renewed over the old route, as many of the West Market street residents are up against it coming In this street, Piqua Gets Next Harness Meeting The Northwestern Ohio Harness makers' Association closed a pleasant mid-summer meeting in this city yes terday afternoon, after a two days' session at which almost a hundred del egates and a number ol wholesale leather dealers were present. The meeting was called to order at the Knights of St. John Hall, in the Dickman building, Wednesday morn Ing, Mayor Kenney delivering a short address, giving the delegates the keys to the city. An appropriate response was made by President J, F. Howard, of Wapakoneta. Wednesday afternoon the 'visitors enjoyed themselves on Lake Mercer, launches taking them to vatious parts of the big lake. Yesterday morning the association elected the follawing officers for the ensuing year: President, B. F. Repp, of Worren; "Vice President, W. F. Schunck, of this city; Secretary-Treas urer, Fred Hemmermann, of van Wert. The decision on the place of holding the mid-winter meeting went to Piqua, and that city will have the honor of entertaining the association on Janu ary 19 next. Late Arrivals Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Green, residents of the East End, are the happy parents of a baby girl which was born to their household last Tuesday. A baby son was born to Liveryman and Mrs. Frank Coate last Tuesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. John Lincoln, living west of town, are the happy parents of a baby son, which arrived last Monday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Siebert, of Hope well Township, are the parents or a baby girl, which arrived at their home last Tuesday morning. Peculiar Accident Ray Itartman, of Van Wert, a freight brakeman on the Cincinnati Northern railroad, had the heel of bts left foot badly mashed last Friday noon, while coupling cars of the local freight in this city. A peculiar feature of the accident was the fact that the man's shoe was not cut, although a big gash was cut in the heel clear to the bone. It required twelve stitches to close the wound. E G. H. Dysert Given An Unex pected Reception by Rela tives and Friends. A very pleasant surprise was given , H. Dysert on Saturday in honor of his 45th birthday. It was well plan ned, and a delicious dinner was pre pared by relatives and friends. When Mr. Dysert came home for dinner be had one pineapple and a half dozen lemons for that unexpected large crowd. He was greeted and cheered with 90 of his relatives and friends. After meeting each and having a short social chat Mr. Dysert was invited to the dining-room, where the table was laid with whita linen, and it almost groandd under the weight of fancy cakes, pies, fruits of all kind, chick ens, meats and many delicious things to eat. After dinner all were invited to the front yard, where Mr. Bumgart ner took the pictures of that jolly crowd. Veteran Alf Roebuck delivered a touching address, informing Mr. Dy sert why they were all there assem bled; that the day bad marked the th milestone in his life. A beautiful rocker was presented him by his father, S. N. Dysert, and a pair of love ly patent leather slippers was given him by his beloved wife. The day was most pleasant one. Mr. Dysert acknowled being sur prised, and expressed himself truly glad to see them. At a late hour they departed wishing him many more uch happy occasions. Neighbor Cook Remembered, Too At a later hour the neighbors and friends all gathered at the home ol Gus Cook for supper, reminding him of his 30th bigthday. s Victim Strenuous Persuasion Rebels Art Woods was arrested by Marshal Weber lust evening on a charge of as an 1 1 and battery, preferred by hi wife. He was given a hearing in Jul tice Kaudahaiigh's court, plead guilty and was fined i' and coils. It seem that Woods found his wife at the Irvin Kohlnsen abode, on Smoky Row, and fniliug U Induce her to go home he resorted to force. Ills handling wa too rough to suit her, hence the alii davit. Babe of Coldwater Girl Finds Home (Cincinnati Enquirer. The little child of Christina Rosen beck, which was born June 2nd on a south-bound Cincinnati Northern rail road train, and later found on the tracks of the railroad and taken care of by the trainmen so that It survived the shook, has been adopted by Kd ward J. Ktler, a former policeman, II v ing at 732 Philadelphia street. Ktler hai had three children of his own, but all diod while quite young. Court Matters The petit jury, which was called last Monday to hear the Horton green goods case, was excused by Judge Mathers until next September, when this case is again set for hearing. Judge Layton holding court In this city last Friday, passed upon several cases and made the following notings on tho trial docket: Peter Davis vs. Hulda Davis, court rendered finding of no cause of action on both petition and cross-petition Cause dismissed at plaintiffs costs and judgment rendered. Notice of appeal given and bond fixed at ?JD(. The Celina Stearic Acid Co. vs. C. T. Northu p, demu rer to petition sustained. Leavegiven plaintiffs to amend petition In fifteen days. Jos. Moton and l ork Ryal, for them selves and others vs. Gerhard Kessens, motion for additional security for costs sustained and plaintiffs order to de posit with clerk the sum of f loo, or give bond within fifteen days for costs. Herman Gerdes vs. Mary Gerdes, divorce, case heard. Petitition of plain titf dismissed. Decree given in favor of defendant on her cross-petition, on grounds of gross neglect of duty of plaiiititr. Alimony allowed defendant in sum of $100, Dower rights barred and defendant restored to her former name of Mary E. Overuolzer. Judge Mathers put the following nc tings on last Monday: Isabella Buchanan vs. John L. Buch anan, divorce granted plaintilt, on grounds of habitual drunkenness and gross neglectof duty. Defendant barred of all Interest and rights In property of plaintiff. Ara W. Kennedy vs. John Link, jr., plaintill' given leave to file amended petition. State of Ohio vs. John Horton, de fendant and counsel in court and asks for re-aBsignment because of inability ofassociatecounsel to be present. Case re-assigned lor September 21. Dispute Leads to Fight and Fine Delbert Allison, William Overla and Clarence Fredericks were arrested by Marshal Weber last Saturday morning on affidavits sworn to by Emmitt Reed, charging them with assault and battery. Overla and Reod are training horses at the Fair grounds and last Friday even ing got into a dispute, which ended in free for all fight, with Allison and Fredericks mixing up. The trio were taken before Justice Raudabaugh and all plead guilty. Allison admitted to be the Johnson of the bunch and was fined 8" and costs. The other two lads got each a dollar and costs. All paid the bills and were released. Victim of Our Hospitality A stranger giving the name of Michael Hewing wasarrested by Marshal Weber last Saturday morning for being drunk and disorderly. He plead guilty be fore Mayor Kenney and whs fined $5 and costs. Being unable to pay the bill he was sent to jail. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. McFall, of Clare, III., after an extended visit with relatives in this city, returned home Inst Monday. ORDINANCE HQ. 288 APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS. An ordinance to make appropriations for the current expenses and otlier exDen. dltures of the Village of Oellna for the llscal year ending December 81, Mill). Section 1. he It ordained by the Oouncll of the Vlllase of Oellnn, State of Ohio, that to provide for the current expenses and other expenditures of the Village of Oellna. Ohro, during the llscal year ending Decern-1 her HI. 11)10. the followlns sums be and they are hereby appropriated namely: Section 2. i nai tnere be appropriated from the General Fund For the salaries of Oouncll -- IH4 (XI Mayor ISO 87 Clerk 8HH IHI Treasurer I'M 00 Solicitor ISO 00 For legal advertising 200 (10 For Board of Public AfTalrs ISO 00 For contlnget expenses.... 100 00 $1,408 77 Section 8. That there be appropriated coin the Public Safety Fund For the salaries of Marshal H 00 Special Police 800 00 For other police expenses- loom) For Firemen 1,077 00 or apparatus 100 00 For buildings 100 00 For other Fire Department ennenseH IdU m For contingent expenses-- 100 00-$2,177 00 Section 4. That there be aDoroprlnted from the Publlo service fund: For street repairs saoo CO For street cleaning 450 00 For Street Commissioner.. 420 00 For sewers and drainage-. 800 00 For sidewalks and oross- wa ks 25 00 For building and rents (100 00 For hand concerts 400 00 For contingent expenses.. 200 00 $2,698 00 Section 5. That there be appropriated from the fubllo Health Fund For the salaries of Health Oltlcer fflO 00 Sanitary Police 46 00 For garbago removal fio 00 For Clerk Board of Health 24 00 For other health expenses. 80 00 For contingent expenses.. 80 00 1239 00 Section . All expenditures of the Village of Cellna within the fiscal half year ending December hi, iiu. snail be made wltn and within the appropriation herein provided. Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be In force from and after its passage nn legal puniicanon. Passed July 12, lino, P. K. KENNEY, President pro tern, of Oouncll, Attest: J. M. WINTER, VlllagjeOl rk. ROBINSON S GREAT SHOW S Will Bo Hero Next Thursday People Huncood at Van Wert by Humbug Concern hailing under .Name or Kobin son, and Laugh Is on Our Northern City. The big shows visit elina next Thunday, the lilit. "Old" John Kob- Inion s ten big shows, America's most famous tented exhibitions, will pitch its many acres of canvas In Celina next Thursday morning and give exhibl tion afternoon and evening. Npeaklng about the big Kobinson shows, the laugh Is surely on Van Wert. A few weem since an Imlgnill cant humbug concern, masquerading under the name of Hobinson, visited V an Wert, and many people who ex pected to see the genuine John Kobtn son shows were taken in. Now ('elina again gets the genuine John Hobinson shown, which have been known for three-quarters of a cen tury as the leading exhibition of the times. And they never disappoint. THE Gil REAPER Mrs. Abagail Ballinger, aged fi.i years, a well known resident of Frank lin Township, died very suddenly about seven o'clock last Sunday even ing at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Frank Coate, North Main street, with whom she was visiting. Her death was due to appoplexy. Deceased was in apparently good uealtn wnon the sudden summons came, she was sitting on the porch at the Coate s home talking to her daugh ter, when her little grandson Cecil uoate, started into tue street after a dog. Fearing the tot would be injured by a passing vehicle, she started after bim. She caugh the lad and carried him back to the house, but as she went to sit down she fell from the chair un conscious. Her daughter's screams attracted neighbors and Dr. Winter- mute was hastily summoned, but the aged lady expired without regaining consciousness, a few minutes after the physician reached her side. Mrs. Ballinger was the widow of the late K.J. Ballinger, of Franklin Town- hip, and was born and raised in this county, She was the mother of three children, Mrs. Frank Coate, of this city; J. II. and George Ballinger, of Franklin Township. She is also sur- alsrtsurvived by a step son, William Ballinger, of Franklin Township, three brothers, Joshua Swartz and James Sprague, of Casey, 111.; and John Sprague, of St. Marys, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Midland, of Berne, Ind., and Miss Susan Swarts, of Montezuma. Funeral services were held at the Coate home Wednesday morning, after which the remains were taken to Mon tezuma, where interment was had in the Bodkin cemetery, east of that place. Anderson Chapman, aged To years, a well known resident and retired farmer of the north part of the county, died hortly after nine o'clock last Sunday night at his home at Mercer, after a sev. eral months' Illness of asthma and the nfi rmities of old age. Deceased was born in Hocking Coun ty, this state, but moved to this coun ty shortly after becoming of age, where be was united in marriage to Klsie Hainline. To this union were born wo children, Perry Chapman, of Kock- ford, and a daughter, residing at Chicago, 111., who together with the wile survive. Funeral services were held from the BaptiBt Church at Mercer last Tuesday morning, followed by interment hI North Grove cemetery, this city. Mrs. John A. Murlin, aged (4 years, died about eleven o'clock last Sunday night at her home at Mendon, following an operation for tho removal of gall tones. Deceased was a daughter ol the late Wm. Hamilton, and was born on the old Hamilton larm, south ol Mendon, January 5, 184(1. In Septem ber, 18(!6 she was united in marriage to John A. Murlin and to this union were born six children, four of whom urvivi: Mrs. A. W. Copeland and Mrs. J. W. L:ingsdon, of Mendon; Prof. J. H. Murlin, of New York City, and Walter Murlin, residing west of Mendon. Funeral services were held from the ome last Tuesday afternoon, followed by Interment at the Hamilton-Bethel cemetery south of Mendon. Mablon C. Bennett, aged G8 years, of Bucyrus, a veteran of the Ciuil War, died at the home of bis son, Rev. Chas. Bennett, pastor of St. Paul's M. E. Church, this city, last Tuesday morn- ng shortly before eleven o'clock. Deceased was stricken with paraly- s last Thanksgiving Day, which con ned him to his home until several weeks ago, when he came to this city for a visit with bis son. He was born Chillicothe, June 17, 1842. At the opening of the Civil War he enlisted and served during the entire strife, being a member of the 73rd O. V. I. He is survived by the following child ren: Kev. Bennett, of this city; James nd Oliver D. Bennett, of Columbus; dward Bennett, of Chillicothe; Mrs. John White and Miss Edith Bennett, of Bucyrus. Brief funeral services were held at the M. E. parsonage Wednesday after noon, after which the remains were hipped to Chillicothe over the C, H. D., where they were taken to the ome of his son, and from where funeral services were held yesterday afternoon. Oliver Heath aged 62 years, of Indi- napolis, Ind., one of the oldest active conductors on the Lake Erie & Western railroad, died at the Lima hospital last Mondayeveningas the resultof injuries sustained, when he was thrown from a train at St. Marys last Sunday shortly after noon. Mr. Heath was a conductor on the Indianapolis division of the road, but last Sunday was given charge of the pecial train, which brought the Con- dordia Singing Society from Indiana polis to this city, where they spent the day at Mercellna I'ark. '1 hetraln wen through to Lima to be cleaned up and made ready for the return trip In the evening, and while passing through Nt. Marys at a good speed. Conductor Heath stepped unto the platform Jus as the train hit a sharp urV in lha city, and was thiown several ftt to the ground. He was picked up uncon seioui and after being given medical attention at St. Marys was taken on through to Lima. One of bii arms was broken, bis back i badly sprained and his skull crushed. He did not re gain consciousness. He Is survl'.ed by bis wife and one brother, a former conductor on this branch of the Lake Erie. Mrs. Emily Latimer, aged ii years widow of the late John Latimer, and well known In the north part of the county, died suddenly last Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Morrison, southwest of Kockford. While In declining health for some time she seemed si well as usual on the day of her death. She is survived by three children one son and two daughters. Funeral services take place this morning from llethel Church. Sale Ditch Bonds To-Morrow The County Commissioners will re ceive bids to-morrow for the sale of the $."7.0u worth of county ditch bonds for the use and benefit of the Denver Ditch Improvement. There are 1H bonds, averaging two and a half yean, and bearing fourand a half per cent interest. The Village of Coldwater will sell f 14,000 worth of highway Improvement bonds on Monday, August, 1. The bonds are of .l0 denomination and bear interest at the rate of five per cent. They are due J .100 yearly, from l'.'lt) until 1HJ7, and f!i,000 in 1 !-'. Electrical Storm Fatal to Stock The severe electrical storm which passed over this city shortly after noon last Saturday ripped open trees in dif ferent parts of the county and done minor damjge In a number of places. Councilman J. I'. Lelllond wai knocked down and stunned, but luckily not otherwise injured when a bolt of lightning struck a tree near him, while he was on bis way to the First National Bank. William Krugb, of near Kockford, sutTered the loss of five sheep. The animals bad all sought shelter under a large tree in the field, and a stroke which hit the tree killed the entire lot. E. II. Kirkpatrick, residing in the same neighborhood, had a two year old mare and colt killed, when lightning struck a tree under which they had taken shelter from tho storm. Bugs and Spiders Now Haunt Us Tbe potato bug is devastating potato hatches throughout the county. In some .places the pest has become so thick that It is feared the crop will fall far short. A spider has also attacked the cu cumber vines in the green houses throughout this section of the State and great loss has followed in some places. A fight to exterminate tbe beetle is being carried on in the big Ernsberger green houses, where the spider has begun to get in its work. The work of remodelling the interior of the Presbyterian Church was com pleted this week, and the regular Sun day services next Sunday, which for some weeks past have been held in the opera house, will again be held in the newly renovated Presbyterian home. ')J u;- i.V tj . . . iw . -. rl , . mMmfariMi -r- - ii1MM.rM -f ,-ltini,riii,i -n nJ The Celina Kids, Manager Thaman's Ball Team Top row McKirnan, shoitstop; Fredericks, pitcher; Manager J. R. Tbaman, Myers, left field; Kistler, center field. Bottom row Wenning, first base; Betz, Burris, right field; McComb, catcher. BASE BALL Celina will go to Portland, Ind., next Sunday, where they play the fast Port land team, Portland has a great ag gregation, having defeated almost all the clubs in Eastern Indiana and West ern Ohio. The boyB will go over in automobiles and quite a large conting ent of rooters are expected to accom pany them. w The strong Chickasaw team, which hut out the Mercelina's last Sunday, allowing them but one hit, will be the latter'e opponents at Mercelina Park next Sunday. An interesting game may be looked for. Findlay Republican, July 11. Coming up from behind, Celina over. came a lead of five and with better and more timely clouting took the Sunday battle from the Morescots at the Driving Park, by the score of 7 to 5. A uiisplay by McKirnan, the visitor's shorts top, who allowed a speedy ground er to get by him in the first, gave the locals two runs and they counted again before the inning was over. A second error by McKirnan In the second frame, coupled with a single and double, handed the Morescots another pair. Celina then settled to the job and kept the natives at a respectable distance from the platter while they were gob bling up the game. AUTOMOBILE RAGES ARE CALLED OFF Distressing Accident at Portland Causes Manner Fair Hoard to Take Action. Han Also Placed on Auto Hacks That Women and Children He Hetter Protected. I'arties are dally asking for licenses to run auto hacks at the Banner Fair, and after careful consideration by the Fair Hoard and the Mayor of Celina It was decided to isiue no license for hacks. A large per cent of the attendance of tho fair Is made up of women and chil dren who drive from every corner of the county. We desire to give them every protection. Tbe usual reckless- ness In driving of cars makes this step necessary. Portland Horror Changes Plan Since the deplorable accident that occurred at Portland, Ind., on the 41b during the auto races, the Board has been asked by numbers of citizens to declare the auto races off that hate been advertised for the Fair. This has been done. Had that accident been on our track during the hair It would have killed a score of people. We cannot afford to place the lives of our patrons in danger, but desire to do ail in our power for their comfort and convenience. No Other Change in Big Program Our list of attractions will be better than ever liefore. The air-ship and the Wooiter Experiment Station exhibit should not be missed by any citizen of our county. You get your money's worth at the Banner Fair. If you attend the races at Lima or any other place you pay f0 cents each admittance. Who would not pay twenty-five cents for the priv. ilegeof seeing one ot the world's fa mous air ships? What farmer would not pay l!.r cents for the Information he receives by pending a day with the Wooster ex periment exhibit? Cut the above out and we still have as many attractions as you could find at tbe average fair for which you pay 2.i centi. What we otTer you would, at any other place, cost you 1.2. each admission. Something to Remember We furnish you all this at the Ban ner Fair, besides give you the chance to meet old friends and enjoy life for one week. Single admission ."i cents; or a family ticket that will admit heads of families for ? 1 during the fair. Fig ure this out and see what it coats you fifty cents for four days twelve and one-half cents per day. You can leave the grounds twice each ay provided you got your ticket punched ON LEAVINU the grounds. rhis makes each admission cost yon four cents. But remember, if you leave the grounds on a family ticket and desire to return the same day, you must have it punched by gate-keeper. Don't forget this; no excuse will go. FA IK BOARD. Big Pete sells shoes lrom ten cents to twelve dollars. 1 it n second base; Captain Ellis, third base; Kelly Brand, at second for the More scots, did the sensational feat of the ex hibition, stabbing McComb's liner with one hand, in tbe third, in a ruuning jump. Brand won a warm hand for the feature and likewise a cold one a few minutes later when he dropped an infield tly. Kistler, of the Mercer county outfit, furnished the other thrill er of the afternoon, a pretty catch of Piert's long fly in the second. After the first two frames Celina de livered the goods in big league fashion and their sticking equaled that of any team seen on the local lot, this year. Ten hits, including a couple of doubles, were lammed out off Banner's shoots and they were nicely bunched tor tallies. Meanwhile Myers, boxman for Cellna, with steady help by Ellis and Betz on the infield was mowing down the More costs without much trouble. Celina counted first in the second inning on Betz's single, followed by Strathman's mutfand an error by Buch anan. In the fourth three consecutive Continued on eighth page. Christ Knocked the Persimmons Barber Christ Kistler won the medal of the Cellna Uun club at their regular shoot at tbe Mercelina Park field last Tuesday afternoon, breaking twenty two out of the twent-live shots. Only few shooters participated In the medal vent. They scored as fellows: Ed Brune and John Hoagland 21, Sam Younger 10, J. K. Tbaman 18 and T. W. Thompson 17.