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Ono newspaper in the
home is worth a dozen on
the street to the advertis
er. The Democrat is the
homo paper of Mercer Co.
You are wasting golden
opportunities unions you
are advertising your busi
ness in a paper whoso read
ers possess the coin.
Entered at (lie Oullna (Olilu) Pol-oltlee as Huuond-cliUM ninll matter.
Weekly One Dollar per Year
Fifteenth Year-No. 19
I vra ROM C H T!s r.l
Brought Forcibly to the Atten
tion of Council Last Tues
day Evening.
Another Squeeze of Celina Gas
Consumers Planned and
Well Under WajC
The fitrt tliut residents on North Su
gar street wanted city water for fire
protection and commercial use Htarted
a ball rolling at the regular meeting
of Council last Tuesday night that can
hardly be stopped until it gathers
some moss, or until it strikes a stick
of dynamite that will explode the ac
tion of Council in the matter and blow
the destiny of the local water-works
plant Into the hands of some body more
competent to look after it and the wel
fare of the citizens of the town than the
city dads now holding the purse
strings and handling its Interests:
All members of Council with the ex
ception of Messrs. Nehunek and Le
Blond were present at tlio awakening
which took place last Tuesday evening
In the council chamber, when Presi
dent L. 1. lirumm, of the Jioard of
Public Affairs, told Council what the
Board wanted, and presented Engineer
Chas. Iioward, who furnished infor
mation In regard to the condition of the
local water-works plant that would
cause much uneasiness in the minds of
many residents of the town who can
recall the havoc wrought by the big
fire of lH.r.
Mayor Kenney presided at the meet
ing, and following the usual opening
routine, K. M. Gordon, a resident of
North Sugar street, addressed the dads
on behalf of the residents along that
street, asking that council take some
' action in regard to furnishing the
Board of Public Affairs money to give
them water for fire protection and for
commercial nse. lie stated that there
were fourteen houses on the street,
eight of which were occupied by fami
lies, and that they were without ade
quate fire protection. This was vouch
ed for by Fire Chief Weisman, who
said that there wefe three blocks of
street without a hydrant, and that it
would be impossible to cope with any
kind of a blaze. Mr. Gordon also
stated that the people along the street
were anxious to secure water for- com
mercial purposes; that the cisterns
were dry and there was no pliice in the
neighborhood to got water. He said he
thought they were entitled to the use
of the city water. Mayor Kennoy told
bim council could do nothing
with the matter and referred him to
the Board of Public Affairs. It was
the same old move. For the past year
these and other people of the town
have been asking for water extensions.
They would apply to council, the proper
place to place their greivances, but the
dads never wanted to shoulder the
kicks and sent the com'plaintants to
the Board of Public Affairs instead of
taking the matter upon themselves to
look after the wants of the people who
elected them for that duty. The Hoard
of Public Affairs did not have the mo
ney to make the improvements de
manded withou: the aid of council and
directed the poor fellow asking relief
back to the council. What did he get?
Soaked the following year for a higher
rate of tax. But Mr. Gordon had ap
plied at the right moment, for the
Board of Public Affairs was meeting
in their offices down stairs and he im
mediately went before them and asked
that tbey help him out of his dilemma
by going to the council chamber. And
they went.
Clerk Had It Pigeonholed
Mr. Uordon stated to Council that
the Board had informed him that some
time since an estimate of the cost of
extending the water line on North Su
gar and West Market streets had been
presented to the board but that no ac
tion had been taken on the matter.
Some members of Council couldn't re
call the matter and Clerk Winter said
he had no record of it. Councilman
Winkeljohan, however, came to the
assistance of Mr. Gordon and said he
knew the estimate had been presented
and believed the clerk could find it if
he would look the matter up. And he
did. The estimate was $2,300.
President Brumm, of the B. P. A.,
then stated that be here wanted their
engineer to give Council figures and
estimates on the cost of fixing up mat
ters at the plant that needed prompt
consideration. Mr. Iioward then
spoke about the conditions existing at
the plant that should be attended to at
once. He said they were very serious,
but that the seriousness would not be
noted until it would be too late to rem
edy the cause and much damage might
be done.
Needs of (he Department
He said the moBt important of the
needed improvements was a new air
compressor. There is only one com
pressor at the plant, and this, which
was put in at the installation of the
plant fourteen years ago, is not now
sullicient to pump the amount of water
from the wells that is used during the
dry season now upon us. He said that
the most discharge from the wells that
could be secured with this pump was
2,000 gallons per hour and that the
consumption was greater than this.
That despite the fact that this com
pressor bad been kept going from 20 to
24 hours a day, last week the water
supply in the tanks fell 35 feet in four
hours, and if a fire had hit the town at
this time a couple hours use of the hy
drants would have drained the tanks.
He further stated that should any cast
ing of the compressor become broken,
it would take from 4 to 6 weeks to get
them here. He, therefore, urged that
no delay be had in buying a new com
pressor, the cost of which he estimated
at between ten and twelve hundred
Engineer Howard stated the water
supply was hardly sufficient for the
growth the town was making, and sug
gested that two new wells be put in.
The probable cost was estimated at
about $1,400, making the whole cost of
the Improvement at the plant about
Mr. Mersman, of the B. P. A., said
they should have money to put in a 6
inch water main to the Buggy Bow fac
tory, which was virtually destroyed a
khort time ago for lack of proper water
J. E. Hamburger appeared In the
ciiuncll chamber about this time to see
about an extension of the water lines
Into Mercelina I'ark. He said that
w hen the new hotel and club-house,
now under construction, was finished,
and several smaller buildings now be
ing erected were completed, the ltoalty
Company would have over 82.1,000 in
buildings on the ground, and as the
park was within the corporation, he
believed they should be given proper
fire protection. The board Immedi
ately presented this matter to the dads,
and before leaving the council cham
ber asked that some definite action be
taken at once.
The cost of the entire work, which
will he near 81,000, was then placed in
the hands of the finance committee.
They were instructed to look into the
matter and see what could be done
relative to securing funds to do the
Council then adjourned until Thurs
day evening, when the matter will
again come up In the shape of a reso
lution to issue a certificate of Indebted
ness for two or three months, or until
bonds In the required amount to com
plete the work can be sold.
Councilman Meyer In the meantime
spoke in behalf of the building com
mittee, and said that, as It would be
hardly possible to get figures on a
heating system for heating the City
Huilding, and get same .installed be
fore cold weather set in, the committee
believed the matter should go over un
til next year and leave the janitor pack
wood again this winter to keep the ,'t.'i
cent gas from freezing up.
Another Raise in Gas
The ordinance fixing the price of gas
at .'l.'l cents Instead of 30 cents, was
read for the second time and laid over
until a future meeting for the third
reading. Council ought to sit down on
the proposition and sit down on it good
and hard. The g.o.p. tariff is about
the limit and people of the town don't
feel like being squeezed a little more
by the gas monopoly simply because
"the foreigner" pays it all.
Last Night and Decided to Dig
Wells and Extend Water
Mains of Town,
As Suggested by li. P. A., but
Bucked at Needed Air Com
pressor for Plant.
After an hour and a half discussing
pro and con as to the ad visabllity of
granting the request of the Board of
Public Affairs for $0,000 to improve the
Water-works plant, Council, with all
members present, last night passed an
ordinance to issue bonds in the above
amount for improving, adding to and
extending the Water-works plant.
Council stood a unit as to the exten
sion of the water lines, but when it
came to the matter of buying a new air
eompresoor at the plant, several mem
bers bucked.
Following the passage of the ordi
nance, a resolution was also adopted
issuing a certificate of indebtedness in
the sum of $(1,000 until the bonds could
be sold.
Another resolution was then adopted
instructing the Clerk to certify to but
$1,000 of the appropriation, and that
this amount be expended only for ex
tending water lines and drilling wells.
This move was made to keep the
board from being given the full amount
and to avoid the possibility of buying
an air compressor.
Ex-Surveyor Fishbaugh Badly
Hurt in a Rather Peculiar
Kx-County Surveyor A. W. Fish
baugh was seriously if not fatally in
jured in a head-on collision of two
bicycles at the corner of Main and
Livingston streets Wodnesday after
noon when he collided with Edwin
Studer, the young clerk in the McKee
and Co., jewelery. establishment, West
Market street.
Both riders were thrown to the pave
ment and rendered unconscious by the
fall. They were picked up by Will
shire and James Ellis, and Mr. Fish
baugh, who seemed to be most serious
ly hurt, was taken to the oillces of Drs.
Wintermute and Miller. Young Stu
der after he had regained consciousness
didn't seemed to be hurt other than a
bruised wrist, and was taken home.
Mr. Fishbaugh had an ugly three
inch gash cut in bis left forehead, and
a good sized peice of the skull chipped
off. He sustained another big cut back
of the right ear and his loft collar hone
was broken.
The wheel which the young Studor
lad was riding was completely demo
lished and how be escaped without
serious injury is a wonder. Mr. Fish
baugh's wheel, on the other band, was
not damaged in the least.
Grover Kenney, who has been
spending several weeks vacation with
bis parents, Mayor and Mrs. P. K.
Kenney, in this city, left last Monday
for Duluth, Minn., where he accepts a
position as traveling salesman for the
Northern Shoe Co., of Duluth. Mr.
Kenney has boen employed with the
Selz Shoe Co., of Chicago, 111., for the
past two years and resigned this posi
tion to occept the Job with the Duluth
firm. On his way West he will stop
at Madison, Wis., for a visit with his
uncle, Hon. J. T. Kenney. From
Duluth Mr. Kenney will go on west to
Seattle, Wash., where his headquarters
will be, his traveling territory cover
ing Washington and Idaho,
Banker and Mrs. S. A. Bowman
are spending a month at Petosky,
m ma
Largo Attendance und An Unu
sual Interest Exhibited in
Annual Institute Work.
By Matilda liesch, Sec'y
The regular annual session of the
Mercer County teachers' association
convened at the Mercelina i'nrk, Mon
day, August twenty-second, withl'rof.
C. L. Martzolff, of Ohio University,
Athens, and i)r. J. it. Ascham, of Del
phos, as instructors.
The first session was called to order
at lt:30 p. m. by President Boss. Dr.
Ascham led the devotional exercises.
Prof. Martzolff addressed the teach
ers upon the subject, "The Impeach
ment trial of Andrew Johnson." From
the beginning of history, we read of
many trials Hint have been recorded.
First the trial of Socrates, 30!) B. C;
second the Trial of Christ; third the
trial of Warren and Hastings, 1780;
fourth trial of Aaron Burr, 1807; fifth
Darthmouth College trial IN Hi. But
the greatest political trial was the trial
of Andrew Johnson In lNtiM. Andrew
Johnson belonged to a class of people
known as the mountain whites. He
had no educational advantages, could
not read or write at the age of 17. He
was a tailor by trade. He took active
part in politics, became a membor ef
the town council of Tennessee, later
the Mayor. He was sent as a repre
sentative of Tennessee, became Gov
ernor, was fleeted to the senate and
finally President. In 18(il he was
known as the War Democrat, and was
the only one who remained true. to the
Hag and government. Johnson con
tinued with the "Policy of Koconstruc
tlon" as Lincoln had left it, but did
not agree with Congress.
He vetoed all th bills, but they
were passed over his veto. He was
finally impeached for high crimes and
misdemeanor with a vote of 1 11 to 47.
The trial began March twenty-eight
and ended May sixteenth. He was
out of the presidency, but not out of
politics. He went back to Tennessee,
later became a candidate for the senate
and was electod. He was justified in
bis own mind, foi those who bad op
posed bim were out of the political
world and had gone to oblivion.
Dr. Ascham gave a splendid address,
The Development of the Theatre, its
rise among the Komans, its origin and
development. Theatres began under
the inspiration of religion.
Miracle plays and mystery plavs deal
with Biblical events and the history of
the church. Morality plays made no
dramatic advance in tragedy. The in
terludes introduce comic relief in trag
edy. They were short plays in dialogue
Shakspere made use of the early plays
to develop his dramas. The five acts
in dramas in the English tragedy inn
imitation of the Roman models. Fore
gleams in Christopher Marlowe in
spired Shakspere. He wrote four
tragedies and plays, namely:
Tamorlame, Jew of Malta, Dr. Faus
tus, Edward II. The early plays pop
ularized, familiarized, identified, the
drama with life. The kenaissonce was
a period of intellectual awakening.
The greatest dramas are moral plays.
Afternoon Session
Mr. Reinsberger, of Scio College,
spoke to the teachers of the aim of
"The Ohio School Improvement Fed
eration." Mr. Martzolff gave an excellent talk
on orations chiefly American orations
that form the nucleus of tho hiBtory
of the time. An oration is an index of
the times, the spirit of the times.
We have orations from the earliest
period. In modern and English histo
ry we have the orations ot Fox, Burke,
Gladstone and others.
American history is divided Into per
iods first, revolutionary war; second,
formation of constitution; third, the
formation of government; fourth, the
contest over slavery; fifth, the civil
war and reconstruction. Each period
of history produced men that were
great orators. The first period had
such men as James Otis, John Adams,
Patrick Henry; second, Alexander
Hamilton, Madison; third, John Cal
houn, Payne and Webster; fourth, Hen
rv Clav. Lincoln and Douglas; fifth,
Charles Sumner, Thadeus Stevens, Ac.
The sneaker explained In full the
oration of James Otis, the Webster and
Payne debates and the Lincoln-Douglas
debates: To read these famous ora
tions will generate patriotism and thrill
the hearts of the boys and girls.
Dr. Ascham continued his excellent
talk of the morning.
The meeting adjourned until nine
o'clock Tuesday morning.
Continued next week.
Town Topics
T on TToir. son of Jncoh Hair, resid
ing west of this city,- fell from a peach
tree and fractured both bones of the
fore arm.
n n. Powell, of Wabash, has
tl.t thank nf The Democrat man and
bis family for a choice variety of cake
on which she received several prem
iums. The judges, we are free to say,
knew their business.
VVnrd was received here Mondav
morning announcing the arrival of a
habv bov at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
T. W. Garvin at Cleveland. Mrs. Gar
vin was Miss Jessie Snyder, eldest
daughter of Mrs. Agnes Snyder or tnis
A itonntv sheriff nf Hastings. Mich..
" t' ' j "
arrived in this city last Saturday and
took charge of Harry L. Bolce, who was
arrested here a week ago last hight Of
flnora TTIrrht and McTlrov (in a chnrsre
of failing to provide for his minor
children in the Michigan town.
n w rnrtia. the Lima horseman.
who had several horses entered in the
tract events at the Fair here last week
and the driver of his entries, A. S.
Page, were arrested last trlday arter
noon by Humane Officer Harry L.
HIghtonan affidavit filed by J. M.
Anderson, chargeing them with cruel
ty to animals. It is claimed they tor
tured a horse that was entered in one
the events last Thursday. They ap
peared before Justice Raudabaugh
fKMav atranlnff mil nlnad not cmlltv.
They were released under bond and
their case set for tomorrow morning.
Dr. Thed TonVelle, dentist,
hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Washington Township
Schools Open Sept.
The Washington township public
schools will open on Monday, Septem.
I,,,. r. A II mit.lla ui-m rciiiieMted to ell-
roll OI the opening date and continue
to attend school regularly hiki punciu
iillv thiiiiiuliiiut the term. Is the word
Superintendent W. S. Younger sends
down the line.
The High School will offer both the
four-year latin and KnglUh course.
Students will have a to a good
library and advantages of complete
physical and chemical apparatus.
All pupils who are graduates from
the eighth grade, anil an wuo noiu
lloxwell diplomas are admitted with
out examination.
Given Out by Auditor Morrow
to Aid in Work of Quadren
nial Appraisement.
The Auditor, Surveyor and Commis
sioners of each county shall compose
the County Board of Equalization of
the real property within the county,
except property within the cities. This
board must complete Us work between
the third Monday of July and the first
Monday In October, 1010.
The Auditor shall lay before the
board the returns made by the land-
appraisers. The Board shall equalize
such valuations so that each tract or
lot shall be entered on the tax list at its
true value. It shall raise the valuation
where property has been returned be
low its true value, and reduce any, val
uation that has been returned above its
true value. The board shall not reduce
the total value of the real property of
tho county below the total value there
of as returned by the land-appraisers.
Tho Equalization Board of Mercer
County will be in session in the Coun
ty Commissioners office at Celina, O.,
the greater part of the month of Sept
ember, 1010, and any information any
of the land-owners may have relative
to helping the board to equalize the
valuations of any of the properties so
as to make them all just and equal will
be gladly received bf the board.
The Auditor must-keep a full and ac
curate record of the proceedings and
orders of tho board. The auditor must
make an abstract of the real property
of the county and send it to the State
Tax Commission on or before the first
Monday of November, 1U10, and if they
find the valuation of any taxingdistrict
too low thev will order a per cent add
ed, and if found too high they will or
der a reduction so that it shall only be
taxed at its true value.
After the completion of the equaliza
tion by the board, complaints against
any valuation may be filed with the
County Auditor at any time on or be
fore the loth day of April, Bill.
If there be complaints filed with the
Auditor, then the Auditor shall give
notice to the Board of Revision to meet
on the first day of May, 1911. He shall
also give ten days public notice by ad
vertisement in one or more newspapers,
of the time and place of the meeting of
the Board of Revision.
The Board of Revision shall investi
gate all such complaints, and may in
crease or decrease any valuation com
plained of and no others. The Board,
in all respects, shall be governed by
the laws governing the valuing or real
property, and shall make no change in
any valuation complained of except in
accordance with the law restricting the
limit of equalization.
Secretary Schaffer, of Auglaize
County Fair, Announces
Ladies' Road Race.
Will Be Thrown Open to Mercer
County Ladies Along With
Those of His County.
Secretary Schaffer is completing ar
rangements for a ladies' road race for
Wednesday of the Big Auglaize county
Fair, which is also known as soldier's
day and ladios' free day. The Ladies'
Road Race has proved a decided attrac
tion at all fairs where one has been put
on, and was the crowning feature of the
Banner fair at Celina Friday, mere
were seven starters in the event at the
Banner fair, and during the three heats
that were driven the greatest of excite
ment and interest was manifested, the
occupants of the grand stand cheering
the lady drivers to the echo. Secretary
Schaffer was so favorably impressed
with the event as it was put on at the
Banner fair that he immediately got
busv arrange a similar attraction for
the Big Auglaize County Fair. The
management has decided to throw the
race onen to horses and lady drivers
from Auglaize and Mercer counties,
which should insure a snappy and ex
citing contest.
Conditions of the Race.
All horses entered must be driven by
a lady resident.of either Auglaize or
Mercer county. Horses must also be
owned in Auglaize or Mercer county.
No horse will be permitted to enter
race that has been in training or has
participated in any track event outside
of a Ladios' Race.
Horses that will be entered in this
race will not be allowed on race track
for practice or training prior to Ang. 22.
In order that the race will be put on
there must be at least five starters.
Number of entries and starters in excess
of five, not limited. The more the
Purse of $100, divided among lour
finishers in the order in which they
come in under the wire; regular track
rules to govern.
An entrance fee of $5.00 will be
charged, payable on or before Wed
nesday, August 31. Address,
A. E. SCHAFFER, Secretary.
The ladies aid society nf the M. E.
Church will meet this afternoon with
Mrs Tom Ball, North Main street.
Banner Fair Closed Friday in a
Blaze of dory, Ladies' Road
Race Adding Zest
To Day of Great Racing-Fight
Made on Cliivington for Di
rector, but He Won.
The Banner Fair closed Friday III a blaze
of Klory, with one ot the largest last (lay
crowds ever congri gated upon the grounds.
Kvery (lay the gate receipt exceeded thoe
of any corresponding dBy of any previous
fair, ami Secretary Vlnlng la Jubilant over
the big success which has crowned the MM
meeting of the Mercer County Agricultural
At the annual election held Friday af'cr-
noon, over seven hundred ballots were CHst.
This lit 1(10 vote whs occasioned by the light
for membership on the Board of Mreetors
from Imblln Township, where Chili. (1. Wil
son endeavored to defeat Memlwr John
Ohlvliigton for re-election. Mr. Wilson's
friends, led by ex-Secretary of tho Banner
Fair, Ohas. W. Hnlfhlll, made a hard fight,
but Mr. Chlvlngton won out by hi votes.
The other members elected were S. K.
Oopelund, Jefferson Township; Henry
Beckman, Granville; Irvln Hod, Franklin ;
John Powell, Washington.
Tho moBt exciting event of the closing
day, and possibly the most Interesting
track event lu Its way of the entire week's
speed program, was the ludles' road race.
The first money of the race went to Mrs.
Win. Slvey, of Kockford; second to Mrs.
James Monroe, of Coldwater: third to Mrs.
Olarence Felver.of Kockford, and fourth to
Mrs.Ohaa. Weisman, of west of town. Star
Pointer, who got fifth place, was driven by
Miss Angelina Heln, of this city, and Hal
Leaf, who got sixth place, was driven by
Mrs. Irvln Hoel, of Montezuma.
Thursday's races, which were finished up
Friday morning, resulted as follows:
117 trot, purse fmo
Monte Wilkes, bg.. (Icllvlx, Findlay. 1 1 1
Kuth Sphinx, b.in., McFarlaud, l'ay-
tou 2 2 2
Frm W.. bin.. Roof. Columbus.... 8 8 4
Zomuiana, bin.. Baxter, Luna 4 4 8
Time 2:2H. i::Wt,i:i
2:IS pace. $300
Vada Belmont, bin., Cooper, To
ledo - 1 1 1
Billy Airline, bg.. Uordon, Un
Innrtiile. lnd 118 2 8
Lady Hamilton, hi. in., t'uttlce,
Union City 4 6 2 8 !
DolllettaC.. b.m., Ncwall. Ak
ron, Inil 8 8 6 4 l
Axle Nut. ss.. Stelnebarger,
Montpeller ' C
Red Squirrel, rg., Tellls, an
U'Art. 8 4 fl ft J
Tidings, bg., Wise, Van Wert -. 5 7 7 dr
Byron T., bg., Brenner Kjewcu,
Hudson, Mich dr
Tlme-2:1H. 2:17'i, 2:17, 2:174. 2:1H.
2:10 pace, IWHi-
Zombrewer, whin.. Hall, Colum
bus. ----- .. .... ivii
M. F. V., sg Smith, Paulding 2 1 4 8
Mabel Belle, sm.. Johnson, Hlcks-
vllle - 8 8 8 2
Kenneth M..ls.. Curtis, Lima'. . 4 2 2 dls
Time - i-.UVt. 2:20. i:Vl, 2:14.
Mile Dash, J75-
Peter Lee, sg., Stockman, Paulding 1
Martins, dig.. Kramer. Lima 2
Jovial, sg., Sehtrnier, Lima 8
Friday's Races
2:28 trot, tWW
vii.tta. rm . Wlstner. Orover Hill.. 1 1 1
John J., bg., Zudess, Montpeller 2 2 8
Azun, hm., Delllnger, i-orcinnu t o z
Knby Wilton, bm. itoor, woiumuus.. o t
Time-2:2814.2:21. 2:224.
2:23 pace, $K
Oliver Hull, tw Nlnis. Bellevue 1 1 1
Charley Patclien.bg., Fiyslnger.Ear-
,.y - I z z
Maud Mills, gm., Williams, Lima ... 2 4 6
Fire Klv, bg., McWIIIIiims, Uayton.- 8 II 4
Hnllm 11.. rm.. Hittiey. Ulllolulale IS 8
Mode, bg., Curtis. Lima 4 8 6
Advance, Maloney. Lansing, Mich... 5 7 7
Prince Ainerlcus, bg., Hiaiey.nniKins n uis
Edna Anderson, bin.. Commons. Oen
turvillH 10 8 dls
Miss Reward, brm Buckner, Pone-
to, I ud
Time 2:1'1. 2:1BH.
Ladles' road race, 100
Louisiana. Sor.v, Kockford 8 1 1
Job, Monroe, Ooldwater 18 8
Nevellne, Felver. KocKiora a n z
Han Macy. Weisman, Oullnn 4 2 4
Star Pointer 6 4 B
Hall Leaf. Hoel. Montezuma 0 o o
Tlnie-8:44.2:47, 2:40.
Mile dash, 75-
Peter Lee, sg., Stockman, Paulding 1
Jovial, sg., Hulilrmer, Lima 2
Mnrcella. rm., Dull, Celina 8
Time 1:4.
Former Coldwater Editor
Caned in Pleasant Way
E. B. Lewis, telegraph editor at the
Hepublican-Gazette, was taken by sur
prise Monday evening, the occasion
being his 51st birthday, when the force
presented him with a handsome ebony
walking stick, mounted with a solid
silver handle, upon which were en
graved his name, and compliments of
The Force." Mr. Lewis was taken
completely by surprise and could not
thank the boys in words out nis ap
preciation of the gift was shown thor
oughly. The boys also presented him
with a box of clear Havanas. Lima
Tima Tlmee-Democrat, Aug. 23.
Cupid's Victims
nnrvl roffman and Miss Coar N.
make of Snencerville. were quietly
united in marrince bv Kev. J. K. Har
mon at St. John s Lutheran Church
parsonage a week ago last night.
The marrince of Llovd Brock to Miss
ii'luronoo i4rIu. hoth of the Friends
church at Friends Home, six miles
west of Celina, comes as a pleasing
announcement to their many lriends.
The groom bas been a school teacner
for a number of years and is now the
agent for the Ohio Insurance Co. The
bride is the accomplished daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Gales. The
couple have a promising future before
them both are prominent young peo
pie of the Friands church. St. Marys
J. J. Bedell is at St. Louis, Mo.,
this week attending the National Con
vention of the Fraternal Orderof Eagles.
IS 1
Printer Meyer Burned Out
in Absence of Family
Fire gutted the home occupied by
August IC. Meyer, Kast Market street,
shortly after seven o'clock last Moil
day morning. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer
were sway from horn when the blaze,
which started lu a basket of clothes
presumably by mice Igniting matches,
In a small closet on the first floor, was
discovered by Itussel Younger, the
young son of Judge and Mrs. ('. N.
Younger, neighbors. Smoke was
Issuing from the roof. A call was sent
to the fire department and when they
arrived smoke was so denne in the in
terior of the house that It was Imposs.
I tile to locate the blaze. The fire crept
up the walls to the second lloor and
roof before being extinguished. After
the house was opened up the smoke
cleared away neighbors and friends
carried out everything on the first
lloor excepting the carpets. The fur
niture was only slightly damaged, hut
clothes, bed clothing on the second
floor and a large quantity of fruit, on
the first lloor where the tire started
were ail destroyed. Mr. Meyercarried
insurance. The house belongs to Mrs.
Bernard Nhafer, of near Coldwater and
is also insured.
At Shawnee Council House at
Wapakoneta ftecalled by lie
print from Old Paper.
Marriage- of Well Known Celina
Couple Also Chronicled
in Same Issue.
From th Auglaize County Democrat,
Wapakoneta, ()., August, 1 M.V.I. 1
Shawnee Council House
This time-honored building that
stands nearly in tho center of our town
on the spot it has occupied for the
past hundred years for aught we
know we understand is about to be
torn down. We regret this exceeding
ly. Many peculiar rcminisconces
cluster around this old block house,
and on that account mainly it bas
stood unmolested by the hands of van
dal white men to the present time. In
this building the Shanees made their
first treaty with the U. S. Government.
In it the great cbeif, Black hoof made
his famous speech after returning Irom
Washington, in which he told his
assembled tribe all that could be told
of what he had seen. He told them of
steamboats, ships, great cities where
more white people lived than there
were red men in the whole wilderness.
He told them about the machinery of
war used by the whites, and ot the
mighty results they could bring about
by its use. Finally, he told them the
pale faces were more numerous than
the leaves of the forest, that they were
very dill'erent from the red men, and
they could not live together, that the
whites were destined at no distant day
to occupy all this country, that it
would be of no avail to resist them,
that it would be far better for Indians
to cultivate peaceful relations, and
surrender themselves with as much
cheerfulness as possible, to manifest
destiny. This advice, we are Informed
by those yet alive who knew the In
dians was carefully followed. Thirty
years ago, a treaty was concluded in
this old block house, by which the
whole Shanee people bound themselves
to forever the homes and graves of
their sires and go away beyond the
great Father of Waters, to work out
the destiny portrayed to them by their
great cheif; and that but a short time
after, this whole region so long inhab
ited, knew not one being who won the
"Bhadowed livery of tho burnished
sun." Few relics yet remain of this
aboriginal people, but this one this
old council bouse is one of promi
nence, and we cannot see it demolish
ed without recording our protest
against it. May not the small spot of
ground It occupies, be purchased by a
contribution from our citizens, and
may not the building be preserved at
least to the end of the present genera
tion? Wo shall see.
Married at the "Forest House," on
iho Plunk Knud. on Tuesday, tho 2.trd.
by J. S. Williams, Esq., Mr. James
Finley to Mrs. Luclnaa liryan.
Married in St. Marys, this morning
(August 9th) by the Rev. Mr. Bloomer,
Mr. Phiio Le Blond, of Celina, and
Miss Julia Linsee, of St. Marys.
Ma rrlaH ttftllA "IllcWer TToilRn" In
St. Marys, on Monday, the 22nd inst.,
by the Kev. Mr. unier. Mr. j. 11. nra
mnrmnlster. of Waoakoneta. and Miss
Caroline Machatanz of St. Marys.
A School Devoted to
Music Exclusively
In another column will be found an
advertisement of the Toledo Conserva
tory of Music. The Toledo Conservatory
is one of the largest schools of music in
the country and offers advantages for
the study of music which our readers
will be quick to recognize. The ad
vantage of study In a largo city school
is far greater than that offered by the
musical department in the average
college from the fact that the entire in
terests of the school are devoted to mu
sic exclusively, while in many colleges
music is of but secondary importance.
The Toledo Conservatory of Music
has been established for ten years and
has an enrollment of over five hundred
students. A large dormitory for young
ladios is maintained in connection with
the school and tho faculty is composed
of some of the distinguished instructors
in the country.
The announcementln another column
of the free scholarship contest is a part
of the policy of the school to place these
advantages before talented and worthy
students and assist them in securing a
musical education
Sier Family Meet in
Reunion September 3
The Slier family meet in annual re
union at Mercelina Park, on Septem
ber, 3.
The hour for the gathering has been
fixed for ten o'clock and all relatives
are invited to attend. A program, a
big dinner and all the usual features
that go to make reunions enjoyable
will be in evidence.
Property, Rents and Profits of
Approximately $i!5,(X"J Basis
of Suit Filed in Court
Hy Mary R U. Lane, of Cincin
nati, a Former Well Known
St. Marys Lady.
Attorney B. M. C'lenliening, of Cin
cinnati, aud ex-l'roseculing Attorney
II. A. Miller, of this city, as counsel
for Mary K. II. Lane, ol Cincinnati, in
dividually, and as administratrix of
the estate of the late Ihomas A. Lane,
at one time one of the most prominent
lawyers of the tjuoen City bar, filed
suit in the Common 1'leas Court here
last Monday against Clinton Lane,
John Miles, Margaret LaeHue et al.,
asking that a deed conveying 1 1H acres
of land In Franklin Township, south
of Lake Mercer and some of the most
valuable land In this county, valued at
f If), 000, be set asi'ie, and also that de
fendant, Clinton Lane, be made to ac
count to the plaintiff, as administratrix,
for rents, Issues and profits of said land,
amounting to something over f 10,000.
The plaintiff states in the petition
that she was married at St. Marys Sept.
2"), lHTfJ, to Thomas A. Lane, who died
Intestate near Cincinnati April 17, I'.ion,
and that on Mayfiof tho same year
letters of administration on his estate
were issued to her by the Probate 'ourt
of Hamilton County.
Plaintiff further states that forty
acres of the lilt- in question were in
herited by Thomas A. Lane upon the
death of his brother, James A. Lane,
in March, 1 hi;,",, and that he acquired
the remaining "It acres by deeds of
purchase in April, lxxl, during his
married life with plaintiff, tho consid
eration thereof being paid in part by
money saved by their joint endeavors.
and in part by transfer of certain real
estate on Barr street, in the city of Cin
cinnati. Plaintiff alleges that there were no
children of their said marriage, and,
therefore, upon the death of her hus
band, she became entitled absolutely,
as his only heir at la w, to the 7!) acres
purchased by them, and to a life estate
in the remaining forty acres.
Plaintitl further says that the deed
In question conveying this land from
Thomas A. Lane to Clinton Lane was
made at Hamilton, Ohio, in September,
lK'ifi, when the defendant was about 70
years of age, in a diseased condition
mentally and physically, subject to de
lusions and in no condition to transact
business for himself.
Tho petition goes on to say that about
this time Thomas A. Lane became
possessed with the desire to leave his
property to representative of his blood;
that he brooded over the fact that he
had no children to inherit his proper
ty, and on this account incurred an
aversion to the plaintiff and her rela
tives. Finally his habits became those
of a hermit and he immured himself
and plaintiff on a little tract of land he
owned in Hamilton County, remote
from neighbor and all facilities. Here
he brooded over the matter and was
finally convinced by Aaron Lane, a
relative, that Aaron's son Clinton was
really his (Thomas) own Bon, and
while under this delusion Aaron Lane
enticed him to Hamilton, where be in
duced him to secretly deed said prop
erty to Clinton Lane, his alleged son.
Plaintiff says that she did not learn
of tho execution of this deed until
many months after it was made, and
when she remonstrated with her hus
band for taking tho step without her
knowledge, he stated he had become
involved in litigation with the Stand
ard Oil Co., and that, fearing adverse
results, ho had, temporarily, put tho
title out of his name. Later he stated
that the Standard Oil Company had se
cured judgment against him for 88,000,
and that it would be impossible for
him ever to hold title to the property
again, but that her rights would be
cared for.
Plaintiff states that since her hus
band's death she has learned that said
company had only a judgment against
him for f.'IOO. and that his representa
tion that the property w as deeded only
temporarily were false and untrue, and
that he had expressed the intent at the
time of making the deed, saying that
he was putting the property out of his
hands in order that neither she (the
plaintiff) nor any of her damned fami
ly would ever inherit anything he had.
Children Lay Claim
to Property
Of Mother, Alleging Undue In
fluence in Its Transfer.
Another suit to set aside the deed of
a deceased person to lands was filed In
Common Pleas Court Tuesday, when
Prosecutor John G. Uoemer, in behalf
of Myrtle Hinton, Nora Louden et al.
filed suit against Infirmary Director C.
V. Mav, asking the setting aside of a
deed or the re-conveyance to the
plaintiff of a tract of land in Hopewell
township, valued at something over
2,000. Plaintiffs in petition state that
they are children of Curley K. May,
deceased, and that the defendant is
their father and the late husband of
the deceased.
The plaintiffs then say that their
father induced their mother to convey
the property to him while Bhe was sick
and unable to transact business, in
June, 11110, and that she signed the
deed to the property without consider
ation of any kind, and believing that
she was renewing a mortgage on the
place. The plaintiffs also believe that
their father induced their deceased
mother, while she was in this poor
condition of mind and body, to place a
mortgage upon her property to the
value of over $2,000, and also upon her
one seventh Interest on another tract
of land to the amount of over $1,000.
Dr. Thed TouVelle, dentist. Office
hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wanted Man past thirty, with
horse and buggy, to sell stock condi
tion powder in Mercer County. Salary,
$70 per month. Address 301, Unity
Bldft.i Indianapolis, lnd.

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