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home paper of Mercer Co.
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Fifteenth Year-No. 14
CELINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1910
Weekly One Dollar per Year
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An Easy Winner in the Thir
Judicial Circuit Court Con
vention at Lima.
Democrats Ueafliin State Plat
form and Endorse Har
mon for President.
The Democrat of the Third Judicial
Circuit met in convention at Mm
Wednesday to Dominate a candidate to
succeed Judge Slim A. llurln.
The convention wan called to orde
by W. W. Durbin, of Kenton, ehalrma
of the Judicial District committee, wli
announced the committee'! selection
for the temporary organization. Judge
XV. II. Kinder, of Findlay, had origin
ally been chosen to preside ai temporary
chairman but he was unavoidably de
talned away and In hi! place the com
mtttee at a meeting thii morning, kept
the honor within the borders, of Han
cock county by selecting Charles K
Jordan, of Klndlay, to wield the gavel
In response to his introduction, Mr
Jordan delivered an eloquent address
In which he paid a fitting tribute to the
memories of the two late departed
former members of the Circuit Court
Ills references to William Jennings
HON. PHIL M. CROW,
Of Kenton, nominated by Democrats
for Circuit Judge at Lima Wednes
Bryan and Governor Judson Harmon
and to each of the four candidates for
the nomination for the circuit judge
ship were received with storms ot ap
plause, the applause for Phil M. Crow
in that given the candidates being par
ticularly enthusiastic and prolonged.
Circuit Court Committee
The committees reported to the con
vention by the chairman of the vari
ous delegations were as follows:
Allen A. D. Miller, W. T. Copeland.
Auglaize Otto J. Basil, K. H.Ander
son. Crawford H. K. Shuler, K. Stadley.
Defiance J. L. Patterson, K. II.
Hancock C. E. Jordan, C. W. De
Koach. Hardin A. B. Dugan, W. W. Durbin.
Henry H. R. Ditmer, W. E. Rexrall.
Logan W. R. Nevin, Burt Garwood.
Marlon F. K. Guthrie, G. B. Scbo
fleld. Mercer J. W. Loree, P. E. Kenney.
Paulding K. W. Strunn, W. B.
Putnam A. A. Sloighbaugb, D. M,
Neneca J. C. Uoyer, F. D. Adam.
Union T.J. Lowell, Homer. Southard.
Van Wert L. T. MeFarland, L. X.
Wyandot Peter Keller, Miles Kelt
ner. The report of the circuit court com
mittee was submitted by R. B. Ander
son, of Auglaize, who stated that the
new committee had organized by re
electing W. W. Durbin, of Kenton,
chairman; Judge Royer, of Hancock
county, vice chairman and Levle X.
Jacobs, of Van Wert, secretary.
Naming the Candidates
In an eloquent address Walter B.
Richie put in nomination Wm. H.
Leete, Allen County's candidate. The
name of Benjamin F. Meek, candidate
from Bucyrus, was submitted by At
torney Carl Hinkle, of Gallon. The
name of Hon. Phil M. Crow, of Har
din County, was placed before the con
vention by Thomas C. Mahon, of Ken
ton, and the name of ex-Congressman
John H. Snook, of Paulding County,
was submitted by Frank P. Spriggs, of
Result ol Balloting
On the first ballot the vote was di
vided as follows: Crow, 227; Snook,
160; Meek, 2011; Leete, 114.
On the second ballot seventeen Al
len County delegates went over to
Crow, and Leete, their candidate, re
; celved only scattering support. The
result was Leete, 70; Meek, 214; Crow,
297; Snook, 122.
On the third ballot all but six Allen
County men deserted Leete, and no
other county supported him, while
Snook's vote slumped, and Crow, al
ways the favorite, was easily nomln
lnated. The vote stood: Leete, 6;
Meek, 190; Crow, 411; Snook, 83.
On motion of W. B. Kiehle, the nom
ination of Crow was made unanimous.
How Mercer Voted
On the first ballot Mercer County
delegates lined up as follows: Meek,
15; Crow, 23; Snook, 6.
Second ballot Leete, 3 ; Meek, 10 ;
Crow, 26; Snook, S.
Third Meek, 18; Crow, 2.1; Snook, 3.
State Platform Reaffirmed,
The committee on resolutions sub
mitted a report re-allirming the plat
' form adopted at the democratic state
convention at Dayton and endorsed
Judson Harmon for Governor of Ohio
and for President of the United States
in 1912. The resolutions were adopted
by unanlmou vote.
Result of Mercer Caucus
The Mercer County contingent or.
ganuea by electing (). Kaudabaugu as
chairman and J. K. Carlln secretary,
The following gentlemen were select
ed to serve on the various committees:
On Permanent Organization Hen
On Rules and Order of Business
On Credentials L. I Msrsli.
On Resolutions John Ntelnbruner.
On Circuit Court 1. K. Kenney and
J. W. Ixree.
OITGH BONDS SELL
AT 826 PREMIUM
I he J, ,7, 0(10 Issue of four and one-
half per cent Mercer County ditch
bonds ottered for sale last Saturday
were awarded to the New First Na
tional Hank of Columbus, on their
premium bid officii. The following
bids were received:
Citizen HanklnirOn.. Celina l'7,m AO
Colnlllerrlnl Hank Co., Cellnn 67.07IS Ml
New Flint Nul l Manic, (lolumhlia... W.frin lie
1 1 ay (tell. Miller t Co., Clevelnnil A7.4I1 HO
SeHBiiniriHxl 4 Mnynf, (Muelnnittl ... Ii7.l:n V
tl ilolIKh, OlevelHiHl fii.iUMlO
Hreed Harrison, Olm'lnntitl f7,4-'7 fc'
Wirto Hcott Co., Coluiulm f7,:i7 60
Will Await Action
le Democrat, July 20.
The case of John Morion, alleged
green goods man, to have come up
for trial Monday, was reassigned for
Wednesday, sept. 2i, on account of the
Horton is under indictment here for
blackmailing a German farmer near
Gettysburg out of money by the "green
goods" game, but the case here will
not bo heard until after the charge
against him has been heard in Mercer
Choanness of (VI in .a Clmntan.
(ua Amusements Almost
Who can afford to go the Celina
We wonder how many have figured
out the cost per entertainment of the
There are CI regular entertainments
lectures, concerts and nine band
concerts and seven moving picture en
tertainments. Then there is a ball
game and the water carnival a total
of over eighty events.
That makes the cost to season ticket
holders for each event between two
and three cents, and in case of family
ticket holders the cost per person on
the average will tun just a little over
one cent per attraction.
When it is recalled that some of the
ttrRCtinnR. such aa Main! Itullintrtnn I
lly retains none of the monev. irivintr I
u to her prison work) , it will be seen
mat mis pnee is purely nominal to
ticket holders. I
Any one of a score of attractions is
well worth the -nrice of a season ticket
from Driver who opens the program,
to l.intlsay, who Closes It.
This is certainly cheap entertain-
The Cartoonist, who appears at the C'e
Una Chautauqua on the evening of
ment but the entertainment part of it
is the smallest part. The inspiration
that comes from hearing a great artist
can not be calculated. Particularly is
this true in the case of the young
A barn on the Bert Rider farm, north
of Neptune, was burned to the ground
Wednesday afternoon, as well as a
stable and granary near it. A large
quantity of hay and farming imple
ments were also consumed. Oil ly the
prompt action of neighbors seved the
residence. The barn was Insured.
The fire department was called to the
George Betz laundry, on the reservoir
bank, last Monday to extinguish
small blaze which had started in the
rear of the attic from a defective llue.
The fire department was given an
other run to the south end of town last
Tuesday afternoon, when a small blaze
was discovered in the T. R. Totten
blacksmith shop on Logan street.
A small fire at Coldwator last Satur
day night, which originated from an
explosion of gasoline, put the local
telephone service of that village out of
commission the first of the week. The
operator was using some gasoline to
clean her dress when the fumes ignited
from a lamp. The damage to the build
ing was slight.
FIGURING ON TH
Joel Shannon Found Near En
trance to Mercelina Pari?
Late Last Nitfht,
Lying in a Pool of Blood, II;
Scalp Horribly Torn and
Hody Uadly Bruised.
What was at first thought to
bo a fatal accident was reported
to Night Officer Mcllroy by
couple of young men about ll:o0
o'clock last . night, who told
the oflicer that a man was lying
apparently lifeless along the L
E. & W. tracks, northeast of the
entrance to Mercelina park.
Tho oflicer immediately re
paired to the scene, where he
found Joel Shannon, aged about
05, a veteran of the civil war
and a well known laborer about
town, lying in a pool of blood
He had evidently been hit by an
freit train that
reacneu tUlS City Irom ttie east
shortly after 11 o'clock. He
was found with his feet near the
track. The officer raised hi
head and placed the man's hat
under his head, and pulled his
feet away from the track. The
man was tnen seemingly con
scious ana asKea to be taken
home, again lapsing into uncon
sciousness. The officer hurried
ly summoned the Alspach am
bulance and Dr. Wintermute, the
road's surgeon in this city. As
the ambulance could not reach
the Shannon home, the injured
man was placed on a stretcher
and carried there.
The injuries about his head
were trigntiui looking by tue
dim light by which the Doctor
was compelled to do the work.
The scalp in one place was rip
ped open for fully four inches,
and a couple other placed re
quired sewing up. He seemed
to be conscious at times during
the operation. The extent of
his injuries could not be well
aqpprtninprl last, nip-lit, Vint, it. is
At an early hour this morning
the injured man seemed to be
-;. f;i,, ii tp ti,,v..
lCB"UB ""'J' A1 luul".'
Unioreseen CieveiOpeS lie Will
Celina will go Wapakoneta next Sun
day, where they play a third contest
with the Reds. The boys sutlered the
previous defeats at the hands of the
Wapak aggregation and hope to turn
the tables next Sunday. Either Myers
or Fredericks will pitch.
Oh you, Hobby!
Two errors by Hobby VVenuing on
toe first two men up in too opening
inning of last Sunday's contest with
the fast Portland, Ind., team, in that
city, lost the Kids a fast and otherwise
well played game, 3 and 2. After these
mishaps oa the Initial sack, v Mch cost
two runs, the boys put up an errorless
game behind Fredericks and Joe s
pitching was Just about as perfect.
Tne boys opened up the contest by
goingoutone, two, three. In Portland's
half it should have went the same way,
but Wenning, who has been covering
the initial sack like a leaguer, fell down
on the first chance, mulling a little in
field fly tbat be didn't have to move
tor. ThlH set the visitors to shouting,
and when France followed with a slow
grounder to Fredericks and Hobby
again dropped Joe's pretty and slow
throw, it looked like the jig was up.
Antrim advanced to third on the error
and France took second on the next
ball thrown. Bergman popped up an
other to Hobby, but he had pulled
himself together by this time and it
was an easy out. Batson took three
strikes, and then the ill-fated slap
came. Briedie hit a speedy one between
first and second that neither Betz nor
Wenning could get to, and two runs
scored. James forced Brledte at second
retiring the aide.
The boyi came back, however, and
evened up in the lecond. After Betz
had rolled out to third Fredericks
started the fun with a deep lly to left.
Hysell forgot the wind and the ball
wentjustabit beyond his reach, Joe
getting two bases. George Myers fol
lowed with a hot one down the third
base line and Fredericks raced home.
Wenning struck out, but the Rabbit
hit one just out of reach of the second
baseman, putting Myers on third.
Klstler followed with a clean drive to
left center scoring Myers. This tied
the score and it looked like everybody
was due to take a poke at Mr. Batson,
when the McComb let down, fanning
the atmosphere viciously on three high
ones. The boys made another start lor
the lead In the third. Ellis singled.
C. Meyer! saorlflcei, r;id a throw to
catch Kills at lecond waa too slow.
Betz pushed 'em up by another sacri
fice and be was safe at first on Berg
man's fumble ot the throw from third.
Continued on eighth page.
Recovery Street Contract
Awarded Celina Men
Contractors George He liner & Hon,
of this city, were this week awarded
the contract for paving Boundary street
at Ft. Recovery. The Improvement,
which Is the first of Its kind In the
Fort, is three quarters of a mile long
and extends east from Adams drug
torn to the ('apt. Ulioades farm, only
a short distance from the corporation
line. Work on the Improvement will
be begun next woek.
Trainor's Reason's for
Buying Paper Are Ideal
Hon. Martin B. Trainor, who has
become publisher and proprietor of the
the llroenvllle Democrat, the old or
gan of the party in Darke County,
gives his reasons for so doing In char.
acteristic way. He says:
"His object in buying The Green
ville Democrat was with the aid of
competent employes to continue its
usefulness as a Democratic newspaper,
to advance the cause or civilization by
a consideration of economic questions,
by upholding the enforcement of law,
the establishment of order, the aboil.
tlou of trusts and the eradication of
THE GRIM REAPER
Fred Nichols, Fast Fayette street, re
ceived word last Sunday morning an
nouncing the death of his brother,
luis, who was killed by the explosion
of a gasoline tank of an automobile on
which be wax working in a garage at
Cleveland Saturday evening. Deceased
is .'10 year old, and a former resident of
this city. He is survived by his wife
and four children, besides a number of
relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nichols
went to Cleveland Sunday to attend
Henry Collins, aged i'j years, a form-
er resident of the county, died at bis
home at Lima last Monday of tubercu
losis. He is survived by his wife and
one daughter. The remains were taken
to Memlon last Wednesday, where fu-
neral services were held at the M. K.
Nora Leona, the 13 year old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Kanorr, of Lib
erty Township, died at the home of her
parents last Saturday evening, follow
ing a lingering Illness of tuberculosis.
She Is survived by her father, mother,
two sisters and six brothers. Funera
services were held at Swamp College
last Tuesday morning and intermen
in the cemetery near by.
Mrs. Anna Mary Kallimeyer, aged
H5 years, widow of the late Henry
Kallimeyer, of Butler Township, died
t the borne of her daughter, Mrs. Ilen-
amin Tangeman at Coldwater, last
Sunday morning as the ind irect result
of paralysis and a fall which she re
ceived three weeks previous and which
broke her left hip.
Deceased was born at Ankum, Ger
many, In is'z.t. Shortly alter her mar
riage to Mr. Kallimeyer in 1843 they
came to this country, settling at Cin
cinnati. Ten years later they moved
to Cold water, where they were identi
fied with tho early settlers of the county.
She is survived by six children
follows: Mrs. Mary i'ohl.of Ft. Wayne,
nd.; M rs. C. J. Hemmert, of this city;
Mrs. Henry Hoyng, Mrs. Anna Harmon,
Mrs. Benjamin Tangeman and Herman
Kallimeyer, of Coldwater. She is also
urvived by one brother, John Drop-
pelman, of Cincinnati, and two sisters,
Mrs. Klizabeth Albers, of Coldwater,
and Sister Mary Lueile, of the Notre
Dame Convent, Washington, 1). C.
Funeral services were held at the Cath
olic Church at Coldwater Wednesday
Fred Randabaugh, aged 20 years,
only son of Mr. and Mrs. Kd Rauda-
baugh, North Walnut street, died at
the home of his parents last Sunday
morning after lingering illness of
Deceased was born In this city Sept.
8, lHHO. Frail of constitution his
health began to fail during his school
year of 1!M).", and in the spring of 106
he went west, remaining until July of
the next year, wnen ne returneii to mis
city, much benefitted. He finished his
chool studies, grad dating in the spring
f 1!)08. His health grew worse again
last year anil in September he went to
Colorado Springs with his parents.
From there he went to Phoenix, Ariz.,
and later to Present, Calif., but his
health didn't improve much and he
was brought back home the first of last
He is survived by his father, mother
and two sisters, Alice and Dorothy.
Funeral services were held Wednesday.
Drayman William Mercer, aged 55
years, well known about town, died
at the home of his mother, Mrs. James
Mercer, in the Citizens Addition, last
Wednesday morning, after a several
months' illness of gangrene, which
first effected his foot last November.
He Is survived by one son and one
daughter, Frank and Ethel Mercer.
M rs. John Keith, aged fio years, died
at her home at Carthagena Wednesday
morning of hemorrage of the lungs.
She is survived by her husband and
Mrs. C. V, May, aged 41 years, wife
of Infirmary Director Clem V. May,
died at her home In Liberty Township
Wednesday morning after a lingering
illness of a complication of diseases.
She is survived by her husband, five
children and her mother, Mrs. Eliza
beth McChristy. The children are
Mesdames Tony Hinton, of Ridgeville,
Ind.; Wm. Laudobn, Frank Davis,
George Felver and Clyde Davis, resi
dents of this county. ' Funeral services
will be held at Liberty Chapel this
Kzekiel C. Ingle passed away at his
borne on Center street last Sunday
morning, aged almost SI. His illness
bad been a long and lingering one and
the cheerfulness and patience shown
through all his adllction was noted at
all times. Funeral service! were held
from the First Christian Church Tues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted
by the pastor, Rev. D. K. Lusk. Ft.
Recovery Journal, July 22.
Mrs. Ida Hoyng is home from a
visit with relatives in Pennsylvania
and southeastern Ohio. Her brother,
Ben C. Hoyng and family, of West
Virginia, -returned to this city with her
and will remain for several weeks visit.
DEAL MEANS BIG
PACKING - HOUSE
The J. A. Long Co. Acquire Val
uable Site and Will Erect
The J. A. Long Co. have purchased
the old MriK'Uman property at the cor
ner of Asli and Warren streets, which
for a number of years has been used as
a iunk-yard, and expect to begin the
erection of a big two-story packing
house upon the lot within a short time.
The building will be of pressed brick.
with a seven-foot basement, and will
be built on the south end of the lot,
next to the Lake Krle tracks and fac
ing on Ash street.
Arrangements have been made with
the Lake Krie to run a siding directly
up to the building, the first floor and
shipping-room of which will be built
on a level with the freight car doors.
The basement will be used aa kill
ing, picking and packing room, while
the second-tloor will be fitted upas
Finds Profit in
(ieorge Kettenring sold a bunch of
fifteen head of fat cattle which were
taken away lust Friday, that shows a
Dice profit and demonstrates that it
pays farmers to give the cattle busi-
ness some attention. On the 2nd of
last April Mr. Kettenring and Robert
Armentrout, a neighbor, bought a car
load thirty bead of feeders of their
Chicago commission firm. They di
vided the load, each taking fifteen
head. Mr. Kettenring's bunch cost
him fiiOli. They averaged in weiirht
0(1 pounds. He turned them out In
bis pasture fields, on which they thriv
ed and fattened. Mr. Kettenring re
ceived a check of $777.70 for them.
their weight averaging 012 pounds.
Considering they ate nothing but grass
and salt, the gain was certainly good
in a three. month's deal. Mr. A men-
trout, having plenty of pasture, is still
holding on to his bunch, (ieorge thinks
well of Chicago feeders and will soon
be ready to order another bunch. Ft.
I SPECIAL FEATURES
Some special features foi the Banner
Fair will be the following:
Gentleman's and ladies' road race.
On Tuesday a purse of $100 will be
given for the gentleman's road race.
This race is confined to the county,
and is intended for the roadsters only.
Horses that have ever been tracked or
trained will lie barred. Horses not
permitted on race track prior to August
10. Horses that entered this race in
1!H)9 will be permitted to enter with
the exception of winner of first money.
Remember that this race is for road
horses only, and horses trained for
racing will be barred. Same condi
tions govern ladies race on Friday.
Every soldier and soldier's widow
will be admitted tree on Wednesday.
Tickets will be furnished by the Secre-
ary by calling at oflice. However,
you need no ticket that day. Apply at
the gate and you will be admitted.
Bretz & Meyer Corn Show
Don't forget that $100 is offered in
premiums on corn by Bretz & Meyer.
Corn l!ol production. Bring in your
corn. Bretz A Meyer will look after
you in the large tent.
Bring the boys and girls to see the
air ship, Wooster show exhibit, the ed-
ucational display and hundred! of
other attractions. Remember this will
be the largest fair ever held in Mer-
H. J. Visino, Sec'y.
JUDUK BEN LINDSEY
Of Denver, famous author and one of
the most-talked-of men In United
State, who will appear at Celina
Chautauqua on August 7.
The State School Commissioner re
cently gave a written opinion that a
village school district has no right and
can not pay any part of the expense of
a township Boxwell commencement.
The township board and special dis
tricts are the only boards permitted to
pay this expense. This will change
custom in many places where the towns
have been paying their pro rata share.
Attorney General Denman recently
advised the Prosecuting Attorney of
Morrow County, tbat townships which
requested road improvements through
the State Highway Commission were
liable for damages if the commission
changed the grade of the road.
Wanted A middle-aged man to rep
resent ui in this vicinity. Special In
ducement!. Permanent position. An
opportunity to make a good weekly
income. 0. K. Bkrr & Co. N'i uhkr-
ikk, Manchester, Conn:
Cheap and Clean
The congregations of Nt. John's Lu
theran Church of this city and that of
Hopewell township have completed
arrangements for their outing to Cedar
Point next Tuesday. They will be
joined by the big Ft. Recovery con
gregation. Members of the churches
are selling tickets to those whom they
personally know, Insuring a congenial
and well-behaved crowd. A percent
age from sale of the tickets goes as a
benefit of the churches selllug them.
No Intoxicating beverages will be
sold at Cedar Point upon that day.
Rev. Harmon, of the local congrega
tion, informs us that was the require
ment to get the great Lutheran outing
at Cedar Point this year, and further
mote the company has agreed to de
port any one, no difference what their
station or calling. All the safe-guards
of home will attend women and dill-
aren on iiieir trip to and on Lake Krle
and its famous resort.
The rate for the round trlpcomplet
is but fl.AO for adults and 7f cents for
children. It will be an enjoyable out,
Ing the greatest of the season.
The M. & P. Will Ask No Bonus
So Manager E. B. Lincoln
Is Quoted As Saying.
fFt. Recovery Journal, July 22.
A stop was made in Ft. Recovery
last Friday by General Manager K. B
Lincoln, of the Muncie it Portland
Traction Co., who was out on a proi
pecttng trip over the proposed exten
sion of bis company's line from Port
land to Celina. Mr. Lincoln while
here waa in consultation with severs
of our business men in reference to
securing the right-of-way through our
village and contiguous territory. On
this feature, we believe, be met with
rrom the expressions we have heard
from our business men, and also from
our farmers both east and west of town,
we feel sure to comply with this re
quest of the compauy will not be bur
aensome. in lact, our people are
pleased to know that a bonus besides
the right of way is not asked and con
sider the right of way proposition easy
Wben once the company determines
their ronte, we feel safe in saying that
tho right of way through our town
and its territory will not be long in
All we are waiting for, from the sen
timent we have been able to gather, is
n opportunity to get it. Our country
is just as enthusiastic tor a traction
line as our town, and is ready to face
the propesition willingly and with the
Fairview Sunday-School WTants
Kindred Spirits to Cele
brate With Them.
me tairview aunuay-scnooi, on
Pleasant Grove Circuit in Blackreek
townsnip, ftiercer county, win nolo a
Sunday-school picnic iu the Owen Dil
bone grove, one-half mile south of the
Center school house, on July 30. Every
body is invited to attend this old
fashioned picnic and enjoy a day of
rest and recreation.
There will be refreshments and good
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schools present. The Superintendent
has already received word from twelve
different schools that they were coming
to take part and if any school fails to
get an invitation you are welcome to
come anyway and feel at home the same
as though you had received a personal
invitation. It was the intention of the
committee to notify all the schools in
which they could find out the superin
tendent's name, so if you do not get
your invitation, come any way.
for the Day
Rev. Banders, of the Church of God,
and Rev. B. G. Smith, of tho F. M.
Church of this city, will exbange pul
pits next Sunday.
Rev. Bauders, of the Church of God,
announces services for next Sunday as
follows: fi:,'IO a.m., Sunday-school; 11
a.m., preaching at Beery; 7:.'t() p.m.,
preaching at Carmei.
Rev. Smith announces F. M. i hurcb
services as follows: 9 a.m., Sunday-
ichool; 10:lo a.m., sermon; 11:30 a.m.,
testimony meeting; 7:30 p.m., praise
service; 8 p.m., sermon.
The Misses Jennie and Nettie Gast
entertained with a picnic last Friday
afternoon at the Gast club house south
of town, in honor of their guests, Misses
Irene and Stella SchafTer, of Norwood.
Misses Ella and Margaret Weis en
tertained a large number of friends
Wednesday evening in honor of their
guests, the Messrs. Clarenee Weis and
Anselm Bedell, of Belville, 111., and
Miss Cora Kramer, ol Minster.
A crowd of young society people of
of thii city were entertained at Edge-
water with a dance and social last Fri
day evening by the Misses Crampton,
Loree, Cordier and Leiser, in honor of
their sorority guests, the MissesKathryn
Robb, of Cincinnati; Cloyd Dalzell,
of Wellsburg, West Virginia; Anna
Deyo, of Wauseon; Marie Eastman, of
Ottowa; Edith and Elizabeth Crates,
Edna Winders, Out Frazer and Lela
Davii, of Findlay. The out of town
guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark, of
Chicago, 111.; Miss Zerelda Smith, of
Cincinnati; James and Richard Briggs,
and Forest Fike, of Geneva, Ind.; C.
B. Byrley and James McKenzie, of
Lima, and Stanley Lisle, Jean Kinder
and John Pixler, of Rock ford.
Fr Annual Reunion and Picnic
Prof. Williamson to Make
The pioneer day program for the
twenty-eighth annual meeting of the
Mercer County Pioneer Association,
to be held at the Fair grounds at this
city on Thursday, August 4, was given
to the press for publication by Secre
tary R. H. Chapman the first of the
week. The principal address of the
day will be made by Prof. C. W. Wlll-
4 lamson, of Wapakoneta, who will have
for his subject "The Pioneers of Wert
The meeting will open at 10:30 a.m.
The program follows:
Opening address frf't A. H. Koelmck
Kecrltation Mm. Kleauor Towmeinl
"Ulil-Tline School" Mrs. Wm. iiuuter
Annual report of N-erwtary and Treaaurer
and election of onicera.
Afternoon session, 1:30 o'clock
M mlc mid Invocation.
Recitation, " Woman ' KIkIiH"
Mlaa Kltle If overman
Hong--- Mra. Kiennor TownaeuiJ
AUtlreaa, "The Pioneer of W extern Ohio"
1'rof. ( i. W. Wllllaiitaon
Recitation, "The Pioneer"
Mli Anna Snow
Recitation. "My Wedding Iay"
Mlaa J.uella Koblnaon
Music by Hope Band.
Mrs. Carrie L. Flatter will be In Ce
lina throughout the day and deiirei to
meet the general officer! and executive
committee (president of each local
union) of the W. C. T. U. in Celina on
Tuesday, July 20. In accordance with
this request a meeting will be held in
the Presbyterian Cbureh at 1:30 p.m.
on the above date, as she has some
HERBERT BIG LOW
Famous lecturer who will be beard at
the Celina Cautauqua.
new plans to present by which to
build up finances of the local unions.
Continuing, Mrs. L. M. Hammer,
county president, says: "To this
meeting we invite all women to be
present and bear what a woman who
has built us the membership of ber
county from a few women to over one
thousand members has to say and
learn how it is done, then help to do
same. Also at this meeting will be
presented the county W. C. T. V. ban
ner promised to the union reporting
the highest number of members pres
ent and bearing ex-Governor Hanley's
speech on July 4, at which Willard
Union reported in advance of seven
unions represented that day. It is re
quested tbat this union will be present
as a whole on that day and publicly
receive the banner t bold in trust
until the convention and bring it to
Recovery in triumph on September 1
next. Other unions near enough are
urged to come en masse; at least Mon
tezuma and Center township should be
Fall in River Saves
Lad from Instant Death
Philip Ley, a young son of Barber
Joe Ley, of Burkettsville, and formerly
of this city, who was reported killed in
fall from a baloon at Findlay last
week, was in this city last Friday en
route with his father home. He stated
tbat he got the fall, which was about
200 feet, but lit in the Blanchard river.
which runs through that city, and eon-
equently got only a ducking. He had
been making a baloon ascension with
f ID'S VICTIMS
Charles Gray and Miss Jennie Hole,
prominent young people of the county,
were united in marriage by 'Squire F.
V. Short at bis office last Saturday
Another case with which Cupid has
boen busy culminated in the marrlge
of Miss Josephine Case and John E.
Johnson, two young people ot the So
ciety of Friends in this city. The cer
emony was performed by Rev. A. J.
urstenberger, at the parsonage on
North Pine street, Sunday afternoon,
with Miss Goldie Gardner and Eman
uel Burger as attendants. Others
present were Mark Silvers and family
nd Mrs. Funtenberger.
After the wedding Mr. and Mrs.
Johnson and Miss Gardner drove to
Celina for a short visit at the home of
relative. They will for some time be
at the home of the brlde'i parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Case on Hendricks
venue. Mr. Johnson ii the ion of
Wm. and Alma Johnson of Celina.
Both young people are favorably
nown, and they have the well wishes
of many friends for success and hap
piness through life. St. Marys Argus.
Munum T HI
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