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H You an wasting golden opportunities unless you tiro advertising your busi ness in u paper whoso read ers possess the coin. One newspaper in the homo is worth a dozen on the street to the advertis er. Tho Democrat is the home paper of Mercer Co. Khtorud lit tli Oollna (Ohio) Pout-office. Ha Huuonil-cliwa uiHll matter. Fifteenth Year-No. 17 CELINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1910 Weekly One Dollar per Year CELI LESSONS TIE T Of Inestimable Value totlie Hoys and (iirls of tho County As Eye-Openers. Nothing Else Will Start a Train of Thoughts So Eeneiiciul to Young Minds. Hy S. J. Vlning, Secretary. Of all tint places In the world fur the boy and girl to get progressive Ideas, the county fair surpasses them all, and week spent by the children at the t fair will do more in teaching them scientific stock raising and farming than a year on the farm. Take tho boy to the luir, march hi in up and down tho long rows of stalls and show him tho Uncut horses, cattle, heop ami hogs tho world can produce. Hhow him horses worth ?''(iio to 1000, other stock that bring f.ihiiloug prices, i ou get the boy interested and you will find yourself confronted with luestions like these. Why are these horses, cattle, slitiep and hogs worth ton times more thau our stock at home? Are they not tho same Mesh, tho same blood, the same bone? oo lliey not cat tho sume corn, and the same oats and tho same hay, enjoy the same sunshine, drink the same water, and breath the same air? Why Is this difference in the value? You can only say, "my boy, it is science." Here is the place to teach the boy that what Is worth doing is worth doing well. Teach liim, "That he who makes the anvil ring, or ploughs the endless furrow, and does well, is worth more to his county and achieves greater accomplishments for himself than ho who wears the crown and wears it poorly." Do tins, and when the timo comes and the reins of the old farm Is turned over to the boy, he will raise a better horse, a better cow, hogs and sheep than his father ever raised. He will produce two bushels of wheat, two blades of grass where that much never grew before. Take him to the mid-way, and turn him loose and let him go. I am aware that the midway is not considered the best place in the world for a boy, but remember they are not what they formerly were, since all the gambling has been- eliminated, yet I doubt very much about the midway ever injuring a boy. In fact.it is us ually the gray haired boy that goes up against the shell games and gets his eye-teeth cut. I sometimes think bad those teetli been extracted when a boy, they would have pulled easier, the pain would have been less and the lesson greater. liemember that the boy of today as he travels the midway of life must con tinually go up against the other folio w's game. Experience wont hurt him. He will not be on the grounds thirty min utes until he will be able to tell you where to get the largest sack of pop corn and peanuts, the reddest glass of lemonadeand whore the cream iscoldest and candles the sweetest. In fact he will buy more of that fair for two shill ings than you can get lor a dollar bill, Let the girl spend the week at the fair, free from the worries and cares of farm life, let her enjoy the sights, meet ing old friends in the shades of the spreading treeson theold Fairgrounds, will make her life happier and sweeter. He sure that she visits tho art hall and examines the long rows of pies, cakes, bread, butter, jollies and a thousand other tilings 1 dare not attempt to name. Get hor Interested, encourage her to bring something next year and make her feel that shots a part of the fair. The happiest girl I ever saw was the twelve-year-old girl who last year received first premium on bread, "iou can do the same. Special Premiums for Exhibits of Sugar Beets In addition to the premium of fifty cents for the best half dozen sugar beets grown in Mercer County oll'orod by the Banner Fair next week, the German. American Sugar Co. of Pauld ing adds the following special prizes: $2.00 lor the first best half dozen. $1.00 for the second best half dozen. 60 cents for the third best half dozen. Promising Trotting Mare Fnll Dead nn Race Trach A dark bay four-year-old mare, Chaddie, belonging to kelson Hood, of Wiltshire, and which was entered for the 2:30 trots at the Fair hero next week sullered a homorrago of the lungs, while she was boing worked out by Trainer Chas. W. Hole, on the Celina track, last Tuesday morning. The an imal had only been under Mr. Hole's care for a couple of weeks, but was showing up fine. Mr. Hole stated that she was one of the finest animals he had ever worked cut, and that last week she went five heats without a break. A week ago Wednesday she made the mile in 2:23 1-4 without boing urged. Tuesday morning Mr. Hole had driven her once around the track and was nearing the quarter mile post when the animal jumped in the air and started on a dead run. She could not be pulled in and kept up the gait until she started down the home stretch when she slowed up' Mr. Hole brought her almost to a top under the wire and as he jumped from tho rig, the animal fell dead against the fence next the grand stand. Coming Exhibit Of Great Interest The Clark Grave Vault Company, of Columbus, O., at the request and earn est solicitation of many friends and patrons,'' has consented to give its series of wonderful and attractive demonstrations at the Mercer County Fair, Celina, O., August 15 to 19. These demonstrations will be of sur passing interest to every man woman j and child who shall witness them. Excursion on all railroads to the Jay County Fair at Portland, Ind., August 29 to September 2. Aged Couple Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary Ijist Sunday le-lng tho fiftieth miniver- in of the marriage of Mr, and Mm. Joel linn Is, friend nnil relative to tliu number of lift y-clght Kul bored tit their homo went tif town to celebrate ihe occasion. Tliti venerable eouiile w ith t he recipient of niHiiy beautiful anil useful present. Al the noon hour the table groaned under n loml of kooiI t li Iiium to cut, to which all did ample Justice, except H. i. t'hrlstliill, w ho Nocined to have lost hit h ihh-1 I t h. Those present were Itopcrt Mcnil and (11111 1 1 V . of (lukwood, ().; Hhcldoii 1 1 1 1 1-1 1 1 nnil family, of Miuiele, led.; H. V. Christina Mini IhiiiIIv, of ilreenville; Mrs. Kiiihryn Hole, of I'arlii, Mich.; Mrs. Jess liHVenport anil daughter lllnnclie, of I'ciosky, M Ich Jom. (Mirintlmi iimi fanilly, of Coldwnter lira. Green mill (miiiiy. of I.iiiiii; Martin Burris, o( St. Miiryii; Itiichid Mover nnil ou, of Versailles; .Ion. Hintler mid fiiiully. in. miirlcy and (miiiiy, Alio llurils mnl family, I ,i-i. nan 1 Burris mid funilly. Mr. anil M rs. Jos. Diurls mid Kvl Admin mid family, an oi ii-iina. The day win pleasantly iipent In social clutt, mul Hi the miii began to lower In the wet thn guests lievau to depart, w ishing sir. mnl Mr. IIii ri'ln iiiiiny more hiiotiy yeur of Woiiueu nro. Old Taylor Drug Store Preco tntn M MW,i 4 l V 4 V. IV J i WIIUO Wiltshire W. Illght has purchased tho Taylor drug store, on West Fayette street, assuming charge tills morning, when the 8 tor was opened for business after being closed for several days to permit Invoicing. The Taylor store has been doing a good business for number of years past, and Mr. Illglit, who Is well acquainted with the drug business will undoubtedly make a success of the new venture. For sov eral years following his graduation In the pharmaceutical course at Ada he clerked In the McKlm drug store In the McKlm drug storo In this city. lie later had charge of a big store at Piqua and for the past niue years has been one of the salesmen of the Kli Lilly I'harmaceutical Chemist Co., of Indian apolis, Ind. Mr. Hight will continue on tho road with this company until his contract expires the first of next year, when he will assume full charge of the store here. For the present the store will be uudor the care of bis brother, Ralph Hight, a former clerk In the Hiley drug store, and a graduate pharmacist of Ada, who for the past several months has been working at Springfield. M. E. Groenwalt, the registered pharmacist who has been in tho Tay lor store since the recent death of the late Dr. T. P. Taylor, will still look after the prescription work of the store. Smith Family in Reunion An jL r) . iw uuiiii m. luiicc, tdteMor The Smith reunion, held at tho home of James A. Smith, In Butler tow nship, on the nil lust., was in memory of Joseph II Smith, one of the first settlers of Mercer County, who entered his hind In the year one and three-auartor nillri west of uoiiiwnter. The BlTnlr was a delightful nun nnil irrciit- ly enjoyeil. Dinner win served at noon and slipper at a o'clock, after which all departed for their homes, with the lnjuotlou to meet August, Mil. at the Wesley Smith home at i. .Marys, Ohio. The following relatives were In attend ance: Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Smith and daughter Ida, of St. Marys; Dr. J. L. Smith and wife, and Dr. O. W. Smith, wife and (laughter Audra. of Jloagland, Ind.: Ir Klmer Morris, wife and son Joseph, of Hongland. Intl.: Dr. drover Smith, wife and daughter Louise, of Cincinnati: Mrs Mary McDonald, of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. J. L,. Kobinson and sous. Clarence and Dare, of Hoagland. Ind. (who go to Florida about the Sf.th); Mrs. Myrtle Coats, of In dianapolis; Mrs. Jacob Smith and daughter runny anil granddaughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Powell, of Washington towiHhlo: Mrs. John Uolton, of Memphis, Teun.: Miss Pearl Smith, of Hongland. Ind.: Misses Kthel and Marie Hnlder. of Plana, O.; Mrs. Mar thaJ.Swnrt,, Mrs. Katie Green. I'assius Green. Oraee Green, and Vernon Dl.xon, an or miller township; Kessuroen, Mr.anil Mrs. t.'ooK and Mrs. Hchultz. of Limit: Mr and Mrs. Geo. Ladd and Miss Anna Meyer, of Toledo. Mr. and Mrs. I). W. Krick, of Uoldwater. were also present, the former oeing me only surviving uncle. Town Topics Zender Laudahn has accepted a pos ition as assistant book-keeper in the Citizens Hank. Miss Edna Crisenberry has accepted a position on the long distance board at the local telephone exchange. Mr. and Mrs, Harry Roberts, North Walnut street, are the proud parents of a baby daughter, born last Wednes day morning. The Zoe Hill farm of fifty acres; near Mercer, was sold in Probate court last Saturday to Park Preston for the sum of ?:i,300. Mr. Preston will move on the farm. Mrs. B. A. Mabley, of North Man chester, who is here tho guest of her daughter, Mrs. It. H. Brownlie, is in a very critical condition as the result of dropsy. Fire Chief Henry Weisman returned home last Sunday after a week at To ledo, where he was in attendance at the annual meeting of the Ohio State Fire man's Association. Manager H. W. Pierce, of the Celina Manufacturing company, while at An- sonia this week, secured a contract for 'he erection of a 65 foot tower, to ele vate me otui ui iuh urn ueuurcirient in that villiugo. Sam Younger won the medal of the Celina Gun club at their regular week ly shoot at the Mercelina Park field lost Tuesday afternoon, getting 23 out of the 25 shots. Professional shooter Geo. Kistler got all but one of the 2 F.d Brune got 22, Philip Fast 21, Christ Kistler 20, while the rest of tho shooters entered fell below this mark. A Bolgian gelding colt, two years old, weighing sixteen hundred and forty pounds, was purchased Friday, by Dora Smith, from Daniel Spriggs, near Wabash, Mercer county. The colt was brought to St. Marys Saturday after noon. Considering its age, the animal is one of the largest of its kind ever seen in this vicinity. It will in all proba bility exceed a ton in weight when it reaches maturity. It is still in posses sion of its first set of teeth. The colt wasreared by Mr. Spriggs. St. Marys Argus. W. C. T. U. Notes The Willard W. C. T. U. will hold a silver medal contest next Monday evening, the 15th, at Copp's M. K. Church, three miles north of Celina. Miss Cleo Trader, of Kockford, will give a reading, and tho music will be furnished by a male quartet from Kockford. All are cordially invited. In the silver medal contest given bv tho W. C. T. U. at the M. K. church last Sunday evening, Miss Hope Hastings won the medal, her theme boing "The Cost of a License." It was a very in teresting contest in which all were en titled to honors. A county contest, in which a gold medal will be the prize striven for, will be held next month. Ft. Itecovery Tribune. OUTGROWING ITER SUPPLY Attention of Council Called to Matter, Alonj,' With Other Wants of Constituents. Council met in regular session last Tuesday evening with all members present but Wlnkeljohan, and Mayor Kenney presiding. Following the opening routine of business, George Keopplo addressed council In regard to a ditch on Kast Fulton street that was tilled up aud would not let wator drain away. Mat ter was referred to street committee, Dr. Hager followed with a similar com Plaint on behalf of 1). II. Miesse In I . , . - , , . will . , rciiiiru m uiit'ii uu ituriu mill ironi on It was turned over to the street com mlttee for Investigation, and they were also authorized to have the street com mlssioner clean and repair the catch basins in town. The application of Night Policeman Wm. Mcllroy, for re-appointment was read, whereupon Mayor Kenney ap pointed him for another year. The ap pointment was confirmed by council Councilman Belersdorfor spokeabout sprinkling streets during Fair week and said that (Street Sprinkler Wm. II Dibble would do the extra work for f: a square, ile was given the job at that figure and on condition it did not rain. The reports of the city olllcers and departments for the past month were read and approved. An ordinance extending the franchise and fixing prices of gas of the Celina Uas Company was placed upon its first reading. Further readings werecarried over until future meetings, owing to slight variations In the ordinanco The new ordinance as presented by the company would give them the privilege of charging a Hat rate of ,'13 cents per 1000 cubic feet, instead of 30 cents as heretofore. Uelersdorfer spoke of inadequate water supply at the local plant and said Board of Public Atlairs wanted council to take some action In regard furnish ing them money to drill the wells deeper. Council instructed the Hoard to get estimates of cost of work and tueu tuey couia taia: ousiness A number of bills were allowed with the exception of claims of tho Democrat and Observer for legal printing, which the solicitor instructed them not lo pay Personal Liveryman Frank Miller of Hock ford, was a visitor in this city last Tuesday. Albert Newcomb left yesterday morning for a months' stay at Little Hock, Ark. Mrs. Jennie McDaniol is visiting her son, W. E. Mooro, and family at Chicago, 111., Frank Hassman, of Dayton, is here for a visit with his mother, Mrs Wm. Hassman. Hay Collins is at Wapakoneta for a couple of weeks' visit with his sis ter, Mrs. Ed. Helfner. Mr. and Mrs. George Elbridge, of Peru, Ind., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Burris, West Market street. Misses Mildred and Anna Purpus, Dayton, are here for a visit with their uncle, August Behringerand family. -Mesdames Lee Cassel, of Van Wert, and N. E. Cotner, of Crestline, were the Monday guests of Banker K. H. Chap man. Capt. W. L. Bryson, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., is visiting his brother, Ex-May or Eli Bryson and wife. East Market street. Mr. and Mrs. AI. Garman, of Del phos, were the over Sunday guests of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Garman. Mrs. John Beuchner, of Tiffin, is here for a couple of weeks' visit with her daughters, Mesdames J. W. Descb and Joe Schmitt. Homer Priddy, of West Manches ter, has returned home after spending several weeks with J. W. Steel and family in this city. Kent Pelrie, who has been visiting his mother for the past two weeks returned last Tuesday to Ada, where he is attending school. Harry Michaels, of Brainard, Minn., visited in this city the first of the week, the guest of his wifo's parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Hellwartb. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Efiinger were at St. Marys last Sunday attending the celebration of the 70 birthday anniver sary of the latter's father. Mrs. Hannah Mahoney and her grandaughter, Miss Fern Mahoney, of Elkhart, Ind., are hore for a visit with Mrs. Henry McKlrnan and family. Attorney and Mrs. C. E. Marsh, of Delphos, have returned home after a visit with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Current, East Livingston stroet. Mrs. T. W. Garvin, of Cleveland, has returned home after an extended visit with her mother, Mrs. Agnes Snyder, and her sister, Mrs. Orvelle Kaudabaugh. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Gast and child ren, of ivewanee, 111., nave returned home after a two weeks' visit with the former's parents, Street Commissioner and Mrs. Barney Gast. Hubert Bretz, who has been play ing with the Morey Stock company, arrived home Tuesday from McAlister, Okla., for several weeks' vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bretz, Nortli Main street. Miss Bess Victor, of Erlanger.Ky., is spending her outing at Celina and Ft. Recovery. Monday she was join ed hore by Gladys Myers, of Coving ton, O., both of whom are at the Ft. Recovery this week attending the jubi lee, the guest of Elizaboth Hedrick. Next week the trio of young ladies ex pect to do the Banner fair. THE CHURCHES The ordinanco services of the Church of God will be held as follows: Mt. Carmel. Aug. 14; Beery, Aug. 21; Pleasant View, Aug. 28. There wdll be preaching Haturday even ing and Sunday morning previous to the service, at which time there will bo no other services on the circuit. The fourth quarterly meeting will be hem at Celina, Aug. SW, beginning promptly at 2 o'clock p.m. Miss Lulu Loux has accepted a posi tion in the Auditor's office. Court Matters Judge Lsyton will hold court in this city to-day. While slttingon the bench here last Friday be made the following noting In the case of the National Mill Nup ply Co. vs. theVUlageof Kockford, the court sustained a demurer of the tie fondants. The supply company fur lilshcd the village of Kockford with water meters when it came to Nettling there wasn't sufficient money In the vlllagn treasury to pay the bill. Soil citor Jackson filed a demurer to th plalutiirs petition stating that the clerk never certified to the required amount being In the treasury, whl the company should have seen was done before they furnished tlm goods. 1 liecoiirt sustained Prosecutor Komer and overruled a demurer filed by the plaintiff, In the case of Perry Cisco vs J. H. Alburn as treasurer of Merce County. Plaintiff was given thirty days to plead. In this case Cisco tilei suit to enjoin the treasurer from col leetlng taxes on a ditch Improvement The prosecutor filed a cross-petition to this, alleging that Mr. Cisco had not taken proper steps to stop the Improve- ment. The demurer to this was over ruled, the court holding with the pro secutor that Mr. Cisco hail not taken steps to stop the work on tho ditch when he should have done so. Demurer to petitions in the follow Ing cases were argued before tho court and taken under advisement. The court will likely give his decisions on them to-day: r-red Nchumaker vs. Mersman Bros. Brandt & Co. Frank Cole vs. Frank McCain, Mary McCain and Dolly McCain. In the case of L. E. Beougher vs. D C. Knox, the court order, on applies tlon of plalntilf, that case bo referred for taking of accounts to O. Kaudabaugh as referee. It is likely the court while here to-day will also try the case of Wintermute vs. Davis et al. The case of L. E. Beougher vs. D. C Knox which was referred to O. Kauda baugh for an accounting by Judge Lay ton while holding court here last Kri day, was settled before the Referee Tuesday afternoon. Curl Schroeder, of Chicago, ono of the Mercer County mys that Is making good In the Windy City, made us a cull w hile in town Wednesday. He has been enjoying Ills vacation with relatives In the county FORTS JUBILEE The biggest crowds Fort Recovery has ever seen were drawn there tho pust two days by their annual harvest Jubilee. Ten thousand people is what they claim to have entertained yesterday. To-dny closes the affair. Many Celina people have been at tending, and speak well of the attractions and conduct of the Jubilee. Many will go down there to-day. Cupid's Victims A pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Mary's Catholic Church last Mon day morning, when Joseph K. Gross, and Miss Mary Gast, prominent young people of this city, were united in mar- iage with a nuutial high mass cele brated by Rev. Earnest Hefele at eight o'clock. The young people were attended by William Gross, of Ft. Recovery, a brother of the groom and Miss Nora Gast, of Cold wator, a sister of the bride. Following the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the Gast home, North Walnut street, where a wedding dinner was served to the immediate relatives and a few friends. In the afternoon the young couple left for a short wed ding trip. The groom is a son of Mrs. Mary Gross, of Ft. Recovery, and for several years past has been the head clerk ia the shoedopartment of the J. A. Hoemer store. He is a very popular young man and a leader among the Catholic frater nal organizations of this city. The bride is a daughter of Street Commissioner and Mrs, Barney Gast and for the past couple of years, with her sister has conducted a millinery store at Cold water. She is a very pop ular and highly accomplished young lady. The out-of-town guests at the nuptial event were: B. F. Gast and family, of Kewanee, 111.; Mesdames Mary Gross, hilip Diller and John F'ortman and daughter, of Ft. Recovery; Mrs. Rose Zimmerman, of Norwood, and Mrs. Kathryn Miller, and the Misses Nellie Gast, Cora Htin and Edith Shane, of Cold water. The Democrat joins with the host of friends of both the young people in ex tending felicitrtions. Sebastian Pioneer Couple Celebrate Golden Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rose, well known residents of this county, cele brated their golden wedding anniver sary at their home in Sebastian Sun day. High mass was celebrated at the Catholic church at Sebastian at six thirty, in honor of the aged couple and following this their children, together ith other relatives, gathered at their home and celebrated the affair with a big dinner and good time. They re ceived many pretty remembrances. Mr. Rose came to this county from Germany and settled at Maria Stein in 1811, where his marriage to Miss Ber- detta Knolber occurred and Mr. and Mrs. Rose have since then been resi dents of this county. Those present were: Henry Knoe- ber, Spearville, Kas.; Ben Gerrer and family, Maria Stein; Mrs. Christian Rose, St. Rose; Ben Rose and family, St. Henry; Joseph Stetler and family, St. Henry; Joseph Stetler and family, Celina R. D. No. 5; Gust Rentz and family, Chickasaw; Harmon Rose and family, John Rose and family, Gust Grioshop and family and Ben Froning and family, of this city. Fall Term Lima Business College Begins Sept. 6 The attendance at Lima Business College this year will bo unusually large. Already a large number have arranged lor the fall opening. Send for new catalogue of Greater Lima and large list of 1910 graduates in positions. Howard W. Pkaks, Pres. Wanted Man past thirty, with horse and buggy, to sell stock condi tion powder In Mercer County. Salary, $70 per month. Address 301, Unity A GREAT SUCCESS Bldg., Indianapolis, Ind. RESOUNDING CRY I I -UUU 1 1 UIIIU UNI, utr right out; Will Soon lit: Stirring tho Sluj,' frish Do-Diiy I Hood .of tho Old -Timers. The big lliinner Knlr will have tho right of way all next week, but that's not uew, for Secretary Vlnlng has been proclaiming It from the housetop the past month. It Is going to be n hummer, though, aud we don't want you to forgi i It. it's going to crack the rei-oi ds all along the line nice., mhlnlis, special utinu-ilons, attendance everything. Let mulling but deatli Interfere with your coming. All w.-ll regulated families will put oir dying until late In the afternoon uu tin- In-t day. MiiKcyotir entries to-morrow, and save yourself and the fair luanagi iiieut a heap ui iroiiiiie. In making the announcement of special pri-miutiiN last week a mistake crept In 1 he premiums are for the horse depiirtinen all. in-, and Itcinakliis ,v 11,-ckmiiii should have been credited w ith In merchandise BASE BALL Manager J. R. Thaman of tho Celina club, will go to Wapakoneta to-night where he meets the managers of the Wapak, St. Marys and Lima clubs rel- stive to opening up a traction league between the towns. The matter looks like it might be a go, and if it is fans in this section will bo gi ven some pretty diamond contests for the rest of the season. Celina will play their first game of on the home grounds for soveral weeks next Sunday, when they meet the fast Versailles club, which last year cleaned things up here. The club is said to be stronger than ever this year. Game called at L':;10. Members of the Celina base ball club are requested to meet at Chas. Mc Comb s tin shop, vv est Market street, at i o clock sharp to-night. Impor tant business. The Inability of the Kids to hit safely last Sunday, although they pounded Joyce, the big St. Marys right bander, all over the lot at the Saintly City grounds, coupled with the fact that they were beat out of c hances to work into the lead by the rotten umpiring of one -Swartz not the one that played first base; not the one that played center field but another who knew so little of a ball gamo that he couldn't get in the contest w ith his brothers without being given a chance to play his umps And he done an exasperating poor job of that. Despite the rottenness of the umpir ing and the fact that this Swartz better spell it by dropping tho first and last letters was making it almost impos sible for the Young table maker to throw anything that wasn't a ball, while on the other hand Mr. Joyce was given all tho latitude around the rubber he wanted, the boys put up a great game of ball and were keeping the St, Marys men always farenough from the home plate tlmt nothing was doing, until that fitful, frightful fizzle of our Mr. Burris on the home stretch in the ninth, with two hands down. It was ono of those spasmodic, sight less wabbles of the overworked brain and untutored right arm, and it simply vaporized tho big chances of the contest going extra rounds, and lost Young Fredericks and his steady supporters a heart-rending contest. Ceiina's lone tally was made by Big George Myers in the first inning. He started off with a hot liner to second and Jorgenson fumbled. He stole second and forged to third when Dogget mulled a throw in an attempt to catch him off second. Fredericks attempt at sacrifice was a little pop up lly that went to Joyce. Then Grandpa Weber, of tho old school artists, given a glad hand by the hundred and half enthus iastic Celina fins as he stepped to the plate, jiu t in his usual timely single and Myers scored. Betz retired the side, and Mr. Swartz, the fellow playing be hind the pitcher, saw that narry anoth er Kid got within earshot of the coveted goal. St. Marys tied it up in the second by two punk hits and a stolen base, Toben scoring after two men were down on Wieser s short lly to right. The contest then went even until that awful happening in the ninth. With two men down Wieser again struck slow at one of Frederick's speady ones and it fell safe in right. Conley hit ono in tho same channel. Burris recovered the hit, but in an attempt to make a fast throw to Wenning in the hopes of cutting oil' the man he threw wild into the crowd the ball game was over. Score: OKUNA AB.R. SB.SO.PO.A. rt. Myers, lib i 1 Fredericks, p 4 0 Weber. If 4 l Hetz, Sib 4 0 Wenning, lb 4 0 Burris, if 4 0 McOomb, c II II Kistler, cf a 0 Betzel.ss it II Totals 311 1 It 8 6 2H 10 Two men out when winning run scored. ST. MAItYS, AB.lt. 11. SSH.HO.PO.A. K Jorgenson, 2b... Dogget, ss Mwartg, lb Joyce, p d'oben, lib Mwai'tz, cf-. t'liannell, c Wieser, rf Oonley, If Totals IV) 2 a 6 1 3 27 10 4 Innings P 0 1 1- 2 Celina Ht. Marys First Base on Bulls On Fredericks 2. Hit by Pitcher I loggot. Joyce. W.Swartz. Time of Game 1 :S5. Umpire Bwartz. Dogget made a dismal failure of an attempt to steal home in the fifth. The little back stop was on and caught him several feet from the plate. Y'oung Bet.pl, the Kid wonder, who was picked from the Mercelina s, showed up in great style. Ho accepted seven chances without a wobble. Everyone of his throws were perfect, five to first, and one to third. The lat ter, which cut down Dogget, the first man up in the third, after he had got a base on balls, was as quick and perfect as professional work, and kept St. Marys from scoring, He hit the ball every time up and showed his sprinting ability by stealing second in the fifth after he had singled cleanly to left. Conley, whose hit resulted in St. Marys' winning run, had struck out the two previous times up, and Freder icks had two strikes on him when he got the punk binglo that ended the ail'air. It was the first hit he has made this season. Made It Entirely Too Hot for Carl's Idea of Home Carl Miller, of Mercer, filed suit for divorce from li ia wife, Leon a Miller, Wednesday morning, alleging extreme cruelty. The petition states that the defendant has used profane language constantly within the last six months in referring and speaking to plaintiff, that she has assaulted him and that she has broken up dishes and furniture. The couple were married on April (i, llioti, and one child was born to them. Plaintiff asks for divorce and tho cus tody of said child. FIRES The fire department was called to tho Totten blacksmith shop, West Logan street, last Friday morning to extinguish a small blaze in the roof which started from a spark from the forge. A large barn on the Gale Ilinkle farm, two miles north of Mercer, was destroyed by lire last Friday shortly after noon, the fire originating from the sparks of an engine being used near by to run a threshing machine. By gal lant work of tho threshers, the thresh ing outfit, a big granary and several horses, which were in the barn, were saved. The (ire started in a straw stack near the barn and had spread to tho building before discovered. About ten ton of hay was stored in the barn. Tho loss is partially covered by. insur ance. A big overland touring car belong ing to Henry Hammel, a liveryman at Cold water, was destroyed by fire, near Ft. Recovery, last Friday noon. Ham mel was on his way to the Fort when an over heated journal Ignited the oil and waste around the bottom of the engine and before he leali.ed the fact that the car was afire it had gained such a headway that the flames could not be subdued until they had almost completely gutted the car. His loss will be about ?l,r00. The fire department was called to North Main street last Monday by a small blaze which had started in the grass between the Kenney home and Frank Ellis' and threatened the build ings. Mishaps Frequent and Disastrous J. L. McLaughlin was seriously in jured in a runaway near his farm just east of town, Wednesday afternoon His horse frightened at an automobile, ran away and in turning into a gate upset the wagon throwing him to the ground. His injuries appear to be in ternal. Mr. McLaughlin was on his way to his farm when he was passed by Mr. F'riedly, who lives northwest of town, in his machine. After the automobile had passed the horse fright ened and started to run. Friedly hear ing the noise turned to see the wagon upset. He Immediately turned and finding Mr. McLaughlin injured, brought him to his home in town. He is resting easier today, Thursday, al though his injuries are quite severe. Rockford Press. Jos. Dues, the sixteen-year-old son of Liveryman John Dues, West Logan street, had his upper and lower IipB se verely lacerated and several teeth knocked out last Tuesday, when he was kicked in the mouth by a horse Clothier John Gast tore the liga ments at tho wrist and elbow of his left arm last Tuesday when he fell while getting olf a wagon load of lumber at the Gast club house, south of town. J. H. Current, East Livingston street, had a bad gash cut in his forehead and one just below tho left eye Tuesday afternoon, when ho fell while pushing a heavy truck load of furniture at the furniture factory. Hermon Gerdes, while driving in the country with a rig from Frank Jone's livery barn, had the misfortune to be mixed up in a runaway, in which he was thrown out of the buggy and badly bruised about the face, the buggy was almost completely demolished. Ft Recovery Tribune. Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Monroe, of Franklin township, had a narrow escape with their lives while returning home from this city a week ago last evening. They were driving over the bank road when their horse became frightened at a motor boat and backed to the edge of the west embankment. Before either of the occupants could get out of the buggy the horse got loose and the vehicle and occupants rolled down the twenty-foot embankment. How they escaped without serious or fatal injury is a miracle. They recieved only slight bruises and scratches. Superintendent Lewis A.Farnsworth, of tho Rockford telephone and electric light plant, and his family, narrowly escaped serious injury last Sunday evening, when they were run into by an automobile near the J. C. Brookhart farm, north of town, when returning home from attending the Chautauqua. Their carriage was overturned and the occupants thrown into a ditch beside the road and buried under the wrecked vehicle. They were all badly bruised and scratched up, but not seriously injured. The driver of the machine did not stop, and as it was impossible tc get the number of the car it is not known definitely who the machine be longed to. Board of D. S. S. of E. Organizes for Year Following the appointment of John . Wilson, of Hopewell township, as a member of the Board of Deputy State Supervisors of Elections for this coun ty, to succeed Postmastei Harry Mc- Daniel, of Ft. Recovery, who resigned recently, following his appointment to the government job, the board met in this city last Monday afternoon and re-organized by selecting D. C. Kinder, Democrat, of Rockford, as chief and Clarence D. Rice, of this city as clerk. SOCIAL GOSSIP The Misses Ruth and Ethel Cramp- ton pleasantly entertained, last Tues day morning with a porch party in honor of their guests, Missess Nellie Zelphia King, of Rockford. The Misses Addie and Claudie Ken ney entertained a party of girl friends at their camp at Mercelina Park last Friday evening. The out of town guests of the affair were Misses Ros mary Rennecker, of Cincinnati: Marie Ptluff, of Dayton, and Mane Zender of Findlay. Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Puiskamp gave a pretty porch party last Tuesday evening, entertaining in honor of their guest, Miss Elvira Boll, of Dayton. I FRIEND FROM ARKANSAW Play With Which Sherman Stock Co. Oi.ons Wt-ek' Encase ment Monday Night. Manager J. N. llouser of the local play-house can be well satisfied with the attraction he has secured for next (Fair) week. The Peerless Sherman Stock Co. is his offering, and this com pany needs uu introduction to the r" f At' J1 I f v.; theater-going public. Their plays are all new and are the same as have been played by Sherman's one-night com panies at dollar and a half prices. The opening play of the week's en gagement will be "My Friend from Arkansaw," and it may be remember ed as one of Mr. Sherman's biggest New York successes. Ladies will be admitted free Mon day night when accompanied by a paid thirty-five cent ticket. Reserve seat tickets can be secured at Riley's. Vacancies in Teaching Force of Schools Filled At a meeting of the Board of Educa tion last Monday evening the resigna tion of Miss Maud Passman, ol Ft. Recovery, one of the primary teachers, was accepted, and Miss Bonnie Kiser, of Center township was appointed to fill the vacancy. LeRoy Jenkins was given charge of the manual training and school of agriculture departments. Miss Mabel McDonald was employed to fill the vacancy of music teacher oc casioned by the resignation of Mrs. LeRoy Jenkins. Boys to Be Placed With Well Meaning People Families desiring a boy to bring up, or a little child by adoption, will do well to consult Dr. Darby, Columbus, Superintendent of the Ohio Children's Home Society, who will be at the Ho tel Ellis, Celina, Thursday and Friday of the Fair, with possibly a company ef children. THE GIil REAPER Lewis Harmon, aged Ml years, a pioneer resident of the county died suddenly at his home just west of Mer cer last Tuesday of heart trouble, with which he has been sullering for the past several months. He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Stringtown Church. Bernice Pauline, the eight-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Buck, residing five miles west of this city, died of summer complaint last Friday. The remaines were taken to the Jacob West home Saturday and funeral soverces held at Swamp Coll ege Sunday afternoon. Tho infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gelhaus, of west of town, died on the -Ith inst. Gertrude Knoth, a daughter of Mrs. John Knoth, passed away last Sunday, the 7th, aged ! years, 10 months and T,i days. She is survived by her moth er and two sisters, her father preceding her in death about five years ago. She was born at St. Peter, and was buried from the church there Tuesday morn ing. The sympathy of tho community goes out to the bereft mother and sis ters in their hour of sorrow. Mrs. Wm. H. Bryan, aged S3 years, died at her home in Washington town ship shortly after nine o'clock lastFri day night as the result of a stroke of paralysis which she sustained the Wednesday previous. Deceased was first taken ill last May with bronchitis. Following this she u tiered with Bright's decease and was just recovering enough to be up and around the bouse, when she was stricken with paralysis last Wednes day. She died without regaining con sciousness. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fennig, both deceased, and was born January 12, 18i7, on the farm adjoining the home place on which she passed away. In April, 1877, she was united in marriage to Mr. Bryan and of this union five children survive, as follows: Mrs. Henry Bobemoyer, Mrs. Earl Dumbauld, Charles, Gerald and Thorton. She is also survived by a brother, William Schroyer, and two sisters, Mrs. William Powell and Miss Susia Fennig. luneral services were held at the Christian Church at Wa bash last Monday afternoon. George Zay received a message from Findlay last Monday announcing the death of his brother, Fred, which oc curred suddenly in that city Monday morning. Mr. Zay left immediately for Findlay, where he remained until after the funeral services Wednesday afternoon.