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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
Weekly One Dollar per Year
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
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
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
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
by a male quartet from
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.
Attention of Council Called
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
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
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
Liveryman Frank Miller of Hock
ford, was a visitor in this city last
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
Capt. W. L. Bryson, of Ft. Wayne,
Ind., is visiting his brother, Ex-May
or Eli Bryson and wife. East Market
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
Mrs. T. W. Garvin, of Cleveland,
has returned home after an extended
visit with her mother, Mrs. Agnes
Snyder, and her sister, Mrs. Orvelle
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 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
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
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
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
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
Bldg., Indianapolis, Ind.
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
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
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
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
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:
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.
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
0 1
1- 2
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.
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
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
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.
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
Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Puiskamp
gave a pretty porch party last Tuesday
evening, entertaining in honor of their
guest, Miss Elvira Boll, of Dayton.
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
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.
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

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