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er. The Democrat in tho
homo paper of Mercer Co.
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entered at tlie Oullnn (Olilu) Post-office an NncoiKt-claaii inn 1 1 mutter.
Weekly One Dollar per Year
Fifteenth Year- No. 22
CELINA, OHIO, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 16, 1910
Committed Upon Persons of
nooga Couple, and Father Is Now Raving Maniac.
Men Arrested Protest Their
Innocence and Are Out
on Bond for Appear-
ance in Court.
As the remit of brooding over a most
helnom crime, which it ! assertod
whi committed upon the persons of his
three little children, Ad Bin Kaylor, h
well known resident of Liberty town
hip, living near Chattanooga, this
county, became a raving maniac last
Tueiday night and was brought to this
city and lodged In jail fur safe-keep-Ing.
Wednesday morning he was ad
judged insane in Probate Judge Du
gan'i court and taken to Toledo by
Deputy Sheriff Jerome Grothjan and
The almost unbelievable crimes Are
placed at the doors of Ivan Brush and
Francis Khodei, better known as
"Wild Bill," both of Liberty town
hip, and are the most revolting
and damnable that have been perpetra
ted in the county since the raping and
beheading of Mary Arabella Secour in
the lame township back in 1872, when
two of the culprits charged with the
crime were taken from the county jail
by a mob and jerked ill to eternity.
Last week Kaylor's three small
children one boy and two girls, aged
respectively 3, G and 8 years became
affected with a loathsome sexual dis
THE GRIM REAPER
Mrs. Geo. Hicketts, aged 73 years, a
pioneer of the county, died at her home
in Hopewell township, early last Fri
day morning of bowel and stomach
trouble. Deceased was born in Fair
field county in December, 1H37. She
married in that county and moved
here in 18S.r. She is survived by her
husband and three children CharleB,
and Mesdames John Wilson and Sarah
K. Montgomery. Funeral services
were held at Union last (Sunday after
noon by Kev. Kice.
Frank Homan, a well known resi
dent of Marion township, living near
Sebastian, aged 45 years, died Wednes
day afternoon following an operation
for relief from an obstruction of the
bowels. He leaves a wife and seven
children to mourn his untimely death.
Mrs. George Suhroyei (noe Mahala
Harrod) aged 75 years, died at her
late home in Washington township last
Friday, as a result of stomach trouble,
with which she had been sutlering for
Deceased was born in Knox County,
this State, April 28, ln:).r.. Her parents,
among a few other early settlers,
moved In 1810 to tho neighborhood in
which died. On August 15, 1851, she
was married to Geoigu iSchroyer, by
whom she is survived, as well as three
ions and three daughters Nicholas
and David Schroyer and Mrs. John
Kock, of Columbus City, Ind.; Mrs.
Harvey lekes, of Ft. Recovery; Win.
Schroyer, of Wabash', and Miss Cora,
who Is still at home.
The funeral was conducted on Sun
day morning, Sept. 11, from Washing
ton Chapel, nr pastor, Kev. J. H. But
ler, olllciating, and a quartet from the
Methodist ttptseopal Church, in Ft. Re
covery, furnishing the miiBic. Inter
ment was made in the State Ll e Cem
etery. The remains of Fred Uougher, for
merly a resident of this county, who
died at his late home at Ft. Morgan,
Colorado, on the 8th inst., arrived here
last Wednesday and were taken to the
home of his sister, Mrs. Cora Holz
hauer. Funeral services will be held
at the Methodist Church tliit afternoon.
Will Be Heard at State Meeting
of Woman Suffrage Associa
tion at Lima in October.
The Ohio Woman Suffrage Associa
tion will celebrate Its twenty-fifth an
niversary in convention at Lima, Octo
ber 12 and 13. Kev. Anna II. Nhaw
will be the main speaker, and some of
the others will be Brand Wbltlock and
' Mrs. Raymond Bobins.
Two important conferences, one on
the Industrial question as to its effects
on women and children, and the other
on educational matters, will be bad.
Mrs. Pauline Stelnman, of Toledo, is
the President, and the State headquar
ters are at Warren, in charge of Har
riet Taylor Upton.
John Quill, a farmer living near Ea
ton, lnd., missed a hog from bis bunch
Of porkers the first of last week, and
after a diligent search the was found in
tile ditch being constructed on the
farm. During the fonr days ahe was
missing she passed through 5,600 feet
of 24-inch drain tile.
Little Children of Chatta
ease. Following the first complaint
by the children, the family physician
was summoned, and the parents were
loathe to believe the doctor's diagnosis
of the case.
After being convinced that there was
no question about the nature of the
disease Imparted to their children, the
parents became almost frantic with
rage and forced tho older of the chil
dren to divulge the horrible and shock
ing depravity that caused their eondi
tion, which last Monday led to the ar
rest of Brush and Hhodes on a charge
of criminal assault.
They were given a hearing before
'Squire (ieorge Lelnlnger at Chatta
nooga, plead not guilty and were fe
leased on bond, which was fixed at
$l,.r0() In the former case and ?mio In
The details of the despoiling of the
little ones, as developed from the story
recited by the eldest child, are almost
beyond belief, and It Is not strange
that it has made the father a raving
The revolting a Hair has been kept
well under cover, but since tho details
have leaked out there is much com
ment on the insignificance of the bonds
under which the alleged offenders
have been placed. The authorities
should leave no stone unturned to
clear up tho case and see that proper
punishment is meted out to the porpe
trators of the foul crimes committed
upon these little ones.
Still the Fad
Ninety-eight member of the house of
Harter met in family reunion at Mer
celina Park, this city, last Saturday
and had an enjoyed outing and picnic.
Hut few of the family reside in Mercer
County, and the majority in attend
ance came from the Hoosier State. At
she election of ollicers Charles Jetter,
of Portland, was chosen for president,
and Miss Dora Krhart, of Salimona,
secretary and treasurer.
The sixth annual reunion of tho
Brookhart family was held at the resi
dence of Samuel Brookhart, four miles
and a half northwest of this city, last
Saturday, and was attended by about
a hundred members of tho family. A
dinner, songs, recitations and reminis
cences completed a day of enjoyment.
The election of otlicers resulted as fol
lows : President, Gilbert Brookhart;
secretary, Shell Hardin; treasurer.Mrs.
Melinda Layland. The family is of
The first reunion of the Smith fami
ly was held at Mercelina Park Wed
nesday and turned out to be ihe largest
family gathering ever held in this
county. The ideal day brought Smiths
from all sections of the county, and
many from beyond its limits. It was
a decidedly enjoyable reunion from all
points ol view and calls for more.
At the election of ollicers, the fol
lowing were chosen :
President G, W. Smilh.
First Vice President B. F. Smith.
Second Vice President Henry Ka
ser, of Sidney.
Third Vice President Chas. King,
of Ft. Wayne.
Secretary K. L. Kraft, of Lima.
Treasurer W. N. Smith, Hopewell
Mrs. Agnes Snyder is home from a
visit with her daughter, Mrs. T. W.
Garvin, al Cleveland.
Miss Emma Lewis, of Dayton, was
here the first of the week the guest of
Mrs. Walter Johnson.
Daniel Koesner, of North Walnut
street, who has been on the sick list
for a fortnight or more, is back at work
Mrs. Martha T. Albers went to
Akron 'Wednesday, where she will
spend the winter with her sister, Mrs.
Miss Valeria Studer, a compositor
on The Democrat, has been quite ill at
her home on North Walnut street for
the past week. She was reported some
better last night.
Barber Joe Ley and wife, of Bur
kettsville, former well known Celina
people, were here on business Tuesday.
Joe left an old Bryan dollar with The
Democrat to keep it coming down his
Clem Fishor, who is the guest of
his parents, Mr. and John Fisher, at
Ft. Recovery, while home on a vaca
tion from Chicago, III., where lie is at
tending a medical college, spent the
flr'stof the week here with Mrs. H. I.
J. C. Porterfield, jr., of Raleigh, W.
Va., was in town yesterday on his way
to Thermopolis, Wyoming, where he
goes to look up a claim for his mother,
Mrs. 8. C. Porterfield, of Ft. Recovery.
He will probably spend several
months in that state.
Mrs. Kate Ellis announces her fall
millinery opening for next Thursday,
the 22. Largest hat display in the
county. Come In and see the styles.
Dayton Is Prepared for Dig Cel
ebration During Her Fall
Festival Next Week.
Dayton, O., Sept. 15. (Special)
Visitors to Ikls city during the week of
September 111 will find some big event
going forward every day. The exposi
tion will bo opened by Governor Har
mon Monday. An immense historical
and indurial pageant will be given
that day, which is to lie a local holi
day, with all shops and stores closed.
Tuesday will be Sister Cities Day,
when the mayors and representatives
of various cities and towns in Ohio,
Indiana and Kentucky will be present,
with crowds of citizens.
Wednesday will witness tho automo
bile and Moral parades, a gorgeous
Thursday will be aviation day, when
the great baloon races with eight star
ters will be held. This will be tho
grat big day of tho week.
Friday will be Secret Societies Day,
and Saturday Venetian Carnival Day.
Tho European hippodrome shows,
the band concerts, the Wright aero
plane flights, tho exposition of Dayton
made products, the Kline exposition
shows and the six great special free
acts will be seen every afternoon and
evening all week.
John Mesarvey Buys Interest of
J. W. Desch in Store.
A change In the ownership of one of
Celina's most popular grocery firms
will occur the first of next week, when
the firm of Desch dt Laudahn will be
changod to Laudahn & Mesarvey,
John Mesarvey having purchased the
half interest of J. W. Desch in the
Mr. Mesarvey, the new member of
the firm, has been a clerk in the store
for the past eleven years and is one of
the most popular and accomodating
grocerymen in the city. He knows al!
the lfs and andsofthe business and
will no doubt make as huge a success
of the venture as his predecessor. The
Desch it Laudahn store is one of tho
best located groceries in the city and
has been doing a thriving business,
and there is no reason to doubt but
what the new firm of Laudahn & Me
sarvey will continue along the same
line with uninterrupted success.
Mr. Desch has been in the grocery
business for many years and his friends
will regret to hear of his dropping out
of the business. He has also been in
terested for several years in the ce
ment, crushed stone, gravel, lime and
tile business, and this has increased to
such proportions that it now needs all
of his attention. He will have an oflice
at his storage room.
Lutheran Ministers to Con
vene in Celina Next Week.
Arrangements are in the making for
the entaiument of the visiting clergy
at the coming meeting of the Auglaize
conference, to be held in Celina next
week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday. The sessions are open to
Twenty ministers are members ol
the conference and are located in Allen,
Auglaize, Shelby, Dark" and Mercer
Counties and adjoining counties in In
diana. Town Topics
Wanted Man at 'once to cut corn.
Apply to Conrad Stauble at Durbin
(Celina, Route D).
I he annual district convention of the
I. O. O. F. lodge will be held in thiB
city on the 28th.
W. E. Reynolds, has accepted a posi
tion as delivery clerk with the P. W.
Deitsch A Son grocery firm.
The Horton green goods cases, which
have been pending for some time, will
come up for disposition once more next
The largost line of 1910 fall millinery
in the county is shown at the Ott fe
Wesker store. Fall opening next
Thursday, the 22nd.
Sheriff A. B. Grothjan was at Mid
dletown last Tuesday, a delegate to
tho Catholic Knights of Ohio conven
tion which convened there.
A. H. Romer, of Coldwater, and W.
T. Palmer, of this city, were appointed
by Probate Judge Dugan last Tuesday
to make the semi-annual inspection of
the county treasury.
Miss Inez Zay entertained last Fri
day evening in honor of her guest. Miss
Elsie Broadwell, of Palm Beach, Fla.
In a unique contest, "The tale of the
Gibson shirt waist," Miss Goldia Grim
won the honors.
County Commissioners Andrew SIp
ple and William Townsend and Coun
ty Surveyor Warner, of Darke County,
were in this city last Friday, meeting
with the Mercer County Board on the
Huber joint pike.
The law partnership of Ford A My
ers, this city, was terminated last Mon
day, when the junior member, B. A.
Myers, quit the firm. The latter will,
however, retain the firm's present suite
of offices in the Feldhelser building,
and will take over auotber partner in
the law in the person of his brother,
O. J. Myers, of Ft. Recovery, a young
man of splendid character and attain
ments. Mrs. Kate Kills will show the largest
variety of models of 1910 fall millinery
in the county at the opening next
Thursday, the 22nd.
Meeting Cemetery Lot Owaer$
A meeting of Beaver Chapel Come
tery lot owners will be held at Heaver
Chapel on Tuesday evening, the 20th
Inst., at 8 o'clock, to select two trus
tees. A good attendance Is desired.
Gun for Sale
A double-barreled breach - loading
shotgun; splendid fowling piece; can
be bought for tit cash. Inquire at
Wknnino'h barber shop, Celina, ().
Celina Cantures Its First Game
Trolley Series from
Mow Tliey Ntiuul
Wapakoneta ... .2
St. Marys ' 0
Tho fourth game of tho trolley league
series will be played between Celina
and St. Marys in the latter town uext
Sunday. St. Marys will endeavor to
even up fur last Sunday's defeat here
and there is no doubt the affray will
Before the largest crowd of the sea
son, Celina secured second place in the
trolley league series last Sunday, when
thev defeated St. Marys at Mercelina
Park I to 1. The game was fast and
exciting and full of sensational field
ing and base running by the local
Both pitchers had perfect control and
not a man was given free transporta
tion to first by either. Fredericks was
hit harder than the St. Marys man, but
the voung table-maker, with one ex
ception, kept the bingles well scatter
eil, and steady support by his team
mates and heady work by himself
nulled him out of this bad hole.
St. Marys started the run-getting,
and for a short time it looked as though
they would be winners of the contest,
but after McComb caught the mighty
Jones napping off first and the table-
maker showed the visitors lie couldn't
bo rattled by a few successive bingles,
they lost heart. The Kids took advan
tage of their down-in-the-mouth, spirit,
and before they were able to realize
what had happened the game had boen
Docketed by the Celina lads.
The visitors scored the first run of
tho game in the fourth inning. Jones
singled, but was caught napping off
first by a pretty throw of McComb.
Joyce followed with another single to
right, slapping one of the table-maker's
slow ones on tho trade-mark. He
went to second on a passed ball. Pack
ard fanned, but Weiser hit safely to
left. The ball bounded past Myers,
and although be made a quick recov
ery and relay home the throw was low
and it hit Joyce just as McComb reach
ed for it. J. Swartz fanned.
Again In their half of the fifth it
looked as though they were due for
several more. W. Swartz, first man
un. singled. Tobin bunted down tho
third baBe line and was safe. Jorgen-
son played the same trick and filled
the bases. With nobody out and the
sacks full it looked good for the visit
ors to pile up enough tallies to win the
game, but Fredericks got dowiio
business and there was nothing doing.
For the third time he fanned Dogget.
Jones tried for another sacrifice, but
the young table-maker was on the job
and picked the ball off the third base
line, touching Jorgenson as he was go
ing for the plate, making the second
out. Then he capped the cl imax and
won the fans by striking out Joyce.
Then Celina Got Busy
And won the game. Wenning hit a
slow one to Tobin and Jones fumbled
the throw. Rct.ol attempted to sacri
fice, but forced Wenning at second.
Betzel made a pretty steal of second,
and came home with the tieing run
when Frederick singled cleanly to cen
ter. Frederick stole second and scored
on (I. Myers' single in tho same field.
Rig George pilfered second, making
one of the longest slides ever witness
ed on tho local diamond, and after
Kistler had fanned he put another over
Joyce by stealing third. It was then
up to brotherly love for another run
and Charley Myers played the broth
erly act by a clean single to center.
Charley stole second but lietz couldn't
help him along.
The fast left fielder started matters
again in the eighth, making the fourth
run. After missing two of Joyce's
slants he put one up against the audi
torium in right for two bases. While
Joyce and Packard were trying to fix
up a way to keep Cap from hitting the
ball Charley stole third. Cap took
three strikes, but Packard missed the
third one, and when he threw to first
to catch Betz, Myers came home.
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ST. MAKYS Al
Tobin, :tb 8
JorgeiiHun, Sib 5
DoKKvtt. 88 4
Jones. ID 4
Joyce, p 4
Packard, o 4
Weiser, If 4
J. Swartz, rf 4
W. Swartz. cf 4
;.K. H. SB.SO.PO.A. K
0 2 0 0 1 2 0
0 2 11 12 0
0 0 0 4 1 1 0
0 2 0 0 12 1 1
110 2 1 8 0
0 0 1 8 7 4 0
0 10 1 10 0
0 0 0 2 0 0 0
0 8 1 1 0 0 0
1 11 3 14 24 18 1
0 0 0 8 0 0 1 4
0 0 10 0 0 0 0-1
St. Marys 0
Karned Huns Oellna 2.
Two-Base Hit O. Myera.
Double Plays Bet, to Wennlnu.
Passed Ball McOonib.
Time of Unnie-l:H0.
Tho only error made by the locals
was an excusable one by that hard
hitting left fielder Myers. He went
after a long fly from J. Swart's bat in
the third inning and just as he reached
for the ball he hit one of those measly
little maple sapplings which the Park
managers have planted in the left and
center fields. This one, however, will
cause no further trouble.
Tho Myers brothers were the feature
artists in Sunday's game. They lead
in the hitting and scored a run apiece.
Both stole second and third.
Frederick got his usual bunch of
strike-outs, this time 14. He fanned
Dogget every time the fast short stop
For Future Action, Cause of Do
lay Not Ik'ing Visible to
the Nuked Eye.
Council Orders I.F. Raudabaugl
Walk Work Sold, Just As If
Ho Was Ordinary Clay.
Council met in regular session last
Tuesday evening with all members
present and Mayor Kenney presiding
A number of visitors were present, but
no complaints were lodged.
Reports of the various city depart
menu and ollicers for the past month
were read and approved.
Agent Dunn, of the Lake Erie and
Western, spoke to council in regard to
putting in a crushed stone crossing
over their tracks on South Main street
instead of the present plank crossing
A communication was read from I.
F. Raudabangh, stating his refusal to
build a walk along the north side of
his property on West Anthony street.
Tho sidewalk committee reported on
the condition of tho walk, and the
Clerk was Instructed to proceed with
selling the work of building the walk.
The Clerk read a resolution changing
the amount of the Main street assess
ment on the E. T. Joins and Miller
heirs property on Soutli Main street.
Matter was laid over until next meet
ing of the dads.
The gas ordinance was brought out
for further disposition, but its third
reading was again tabled until the
next meeting. Tho ordinance is the
same in all respects with the one now
In force, and just why tho renewal of
the franchise is being hung up is not
known to the common fry.
When tho new ordinance was first
read it was stated that it called for
three cent per cubic foot raise in the
price, but this is not true, as the old
ordinance, passed in July, liiO'i, for a
period of five years, fixed the price at
3.1 cents, the same as is now being
asked for. Council may have a valid
reason for Its action, but they have not
made their constituents wise on the
John and Henry Beiersdorfer yester
day morning purchased the Frank
Fischer meat market at the curve on
South Main Street, taking immediate
possession. Both the Beiersdorfers
are well acquainted wild tlie meat
business and should make their ven
tAre a success. This market has hail
an excellent and paying trade which
they will endeavor to add to. We have
not learned Mr. Fischer s future inten
versary D. ofR.
To Be Celebrated by Local Or
der Tuesday Night.
The fifty-ninth anniversary of the
establishment of the Rebekah lodge
will be observed by special meeting at
the Rebekah hall next Tuesday even
ing, the 20th. An interesting program
will be given and a free will offering
collected for the support of the I.O.O. F.
children's orphanage at Springfield.
This meeting is open to the public, to
which all aro cordially invited to at
Earl H. Monro", of near Ft. Recov
ery, and Miss Pearl A. altman of
old water, were united in marriage by
Rev. Bennett at the Methodist Church
parsonage in this city last Sunday af
ternoon. Following tho ceremony the
bridal party drove to tho home of the
bride's parents where a wedding ban
quet was served. For tho present the
young people will make their home
with the groom's father, J. H. Monroe,
near Ft. Recovery.
Just Completed at Paulding to
Be Opened With Ceremony
The new million dollar sugar facto
ry just completed by the German
American Sugar Company, at Pauld
ing, Ohio, will be opened with impos
ing ceremonies and a splendid enter
tainment of speaking by eminent pub
lic men, aud othor appropriate exer
cises, on Saturday, October 1.
Among the prominent men who have
been invited to participate and have
sent their acceptances, are Governor
Harmon, Hon. Warren G. Harding,
the Republican candidate for Gover
nor, Senator Theodore E. Burton, Con
gressman Ansberry and others.
The big factory will then be, ready
for opening and Governor Harmon will
turn on the steam which will set the
wheels in motion. The factory will be
open to the inspection of tho visitors
and it is an' institution that is worth
going seme distance to see.
All Northwestern Ohio is interested
in viewing the big factory, and the
committee on arrangements at Pauld
ing are extending a general invitation
to the people of the surrounding coun
try to attend the1 opening exercise of
the big factory.
Grand fall millinery opening at the
Ott & Wesker store, South Main street,
next Thursday, the 22nd.
Box Social tor Benefit ol Church
There w ill be a box supper at the
Rcougor school-house, norlh of this
city, on Friday evening, September
2:1, for tint benefit of the lieery Church.
Every body U Invlti d to come. Bring
your box ami enjoy a good time.
Among Our Friends
John Hagernan, Jr.. former Mercer
County man, now down at Supply, Ok
lahoma, sends The Democrat his cub.
tqmury prompt renewal. He is still
keeping a line on his old friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Melster, resid
ing near town, were in Monday look
ing after some business matters, the
former visiting The Democrat to push
their subscription along. They hae
been readers ever since tho paper was
started and consider it a household
(ieo, W. Fennlng, who resides just
over the line in the Hoosier State, whs
among our busincNS callers Friday,
leaving an annual subscription.
For Erection New Odd Fellows
Temple Seen in Selection of
The local I.O.O. F. lodge, are shap
ing plans for the building of a beauti
ful new home on the property recently
purchased adjoining the First Nation.
al Itank on West Market street. Tlie
structure will be a three-story pressed
brick, with two store-rooms on the li rsl
Moor, ollice rooms and a big assem
blage hall on the second floor, and the
lodge hall on tho third floor. At a
meeting of tho order last Monday night
the following permanent building coin-
mitteo was selected:
O. Kaudabaugh, W. C. Dick, James
Staeger and J. I). Prollit. while tin
trustees J. ('. Itowser, John Leifeld
and John Now make up the fifth
The Board, meeting on a hearing of
Wagner ditch, found that the ditch was
necessary and same was granted as pe
tioned for, except that it commence t
couple of rods further south on tlie
Kern Craig farm.
The Board ordered the Auditor to
condense the Commissioners' annual
report, so that the salaries of ollicers
leputies, clerks, ic be bunched for
the entire year, instead of being item
ized as tho law plainly requires.
The following bills were allowed last
Friday and payable on and after the
Philip L Inn, janitor's salary (X
r. O. Howell, building grade at hheo-
ley bridge f " I
Johnlelstan, livery for SlierllT 27 f,d
K.aiut F. J. iloyng. sewer llieanU
receivers 2 I'S
Celina Machine Works, receivers fi 0
Mitchells ,V Meyers, llallillue unci
Vniwlg bridges f.77 GO
John W. Karch, part pay on Koester
tiike hi m tin
Put nam Bros., part pay on Palmer
Dike is i on
H. B. Hughes, nay on Luinb bridge.. 41''
Val Fort mini, elect rlc bu lbs 8 0
Grlmnie fc Co.. part pay on Homan
Dike lr-oo 00
A.. I. Hawk A Sons. bridge plank S" 2:1
K. It. Gordon, work on Heaver ditch. .:ni0 (K
J. W. Shock Co.. concrete work on
Davis bridge tint 10
Win. Ward, cement on bridge sn oo
John Sehlndlcr, Infirmary Director
Geo. Preston, same JW
K. Hoppoaid, J. P. fees. State vs.
P. S. Lemunyou, countable f.-en snme. 4
Harry H iKht. coroner's fees I, Hunger
W. Ledwedge. witness fi-essjime 1
W. (1. Stnnbr, medical fees same
Kdwanl Keli-h, agisting engineer.
F.dward Hanselmnn. same
I. Wltten. engineer fees
M. I.utz, same
Tho Democratic Gang in Nebras
ka Turned Bryan Down.
Emporia (Kan.) Gazette.
In the West the Democratic party is
more aristocratic than the Republican
party. For instance in Nebraska the
Democratic State convention voted
against accepting tli" vote ol the peo
ple on United States Senator as pro
vided by law. The same day and in
the same State, the Republican State
convention voted to abide by the choice
of the people in the matter of electing
a United States Senator, and to elect a
Democrat if the people chose him, even
though the legislature was Republican.
This attitude of the Democrats indi
cates that the mg I nterests, having
failed to control the insurgent States
through tho Republican party, are
moving into the Democratic party.
Shows That There Were 232
Marriages During Statis
The following figures are taken from
the Probate Judge's report prepared
lor the Secretary of Stato of the records
In his oflice for the year ending March
Number of marriages by license for
the year, 170; by banns, (2; total, T.V1.
Of this number one couple were col
ored. Number of persons sent to insane
and epileptic institutions : Toledo
Males, 4; females, 5; total, 9. Gallipo
lis, 3 males.
No children were sent to the reform
school during this period.
Sixteen letters were issued to gnar
lans, including 2U children and 2 im
Twenty-seven wills were admitted
to probate; 23 testamentary letters; 15
letters of administration, and 38 estates
Of County V. C. T. U. at Ft. Re
covery One of the Greatest
Proceedings in Detail.
The fifth annual convention of the
Mercer County Woman's Christian
Temperance Union closed the 2nd Inst.,
at Ft. Recovery, one of the most suc
cessful convention sessions of tho five
The sessions opened with a gold
medal contest on the evening of August
31 in the M. E. Church, of which Rev.
J. II. liutler is the pastor, and who dhl
much by song and speech to make
both evenings a success.
The judges, Mrs. Flatter, Ohio State
organizer; Mrs. Ford Iwis, of Celina,
and Rev. Lusk, of the Ft. Recovery
Christian Church, awarded tho medal
to Gilbert Shambaiigh, a young man
w ho, in driving over twenty miles in
tho rain alone, among strangers at the
church, stood up so nobly and acquit
ted himself so well, quietly overcom
ing al I obstacles and thereby display
ing a moral courage but rarely sern, is
explained thus: "Brought up in the
Sunday-school; ' "a loyal soldier of his
chosen Lord," "who w ill not withhold
any good thing from those who trust
Tho young lady contestant marked
was only a fraction less. Other ad
dresses one by a young lady of Ft.
Recovery and a Miss of Alexandria
and most excellent music by the choir
filled a very pleasant evening.
The day meetings were held In the
congregational church, where the wo
men served lunch noon and evening
The most important thing of the
forenoon session, September 1, was the
parliamentary contest drill, Mrs. Tay
lor, of Ft. Recovery, leading one di
vision anil M rs. Lewis, of Celina, the
other side, by which many points were
brought out by demonstration.
In tlie afternoon, as Mrs. Stanley did
notairivein time for her address, the
hour was given to tlie reading of a
state paper, "Shall Ohio Women
Vote?" by Miss Leeper, and one-minute
speeches by ever one present.
The evening meeting Thursday was
held in the Christian Church and was
delightful from invocation by Rev.
Lusk to benediction by Rev. Leeper of
the Congregationalism Our own Mrs.
Hnnter voiced tho welcome for her
local union and Rev. Butler for the
churches, wherein he outlined the
many tilings to be done antl how they
might be and were being accomplished
by tlie women of the churches in the
different organizations of which the
W. C. T. U. whs one of all denomina
tions. Tin! response to the welcomes was
given by Mrs. Street, of Rock ford, in a
sweet, quiet way, in which she closed
by a quotation which Miss Willard
was wont to give in reference to the
weapon which men were withholding
from women the ballot.
"That potent piece of paper white
Which fit 1 l.s like now Hake on the nod,
Yet executes a Freeman ' will
As angeU do the will of God."
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Stanley, Vice Pres
ident of the Indiana W. C. T. U., as
also National organizer, now gave the
convention address in chaste and beau
tiful language and modest mien. She
portrayed a thrilling picture of the sit
uation and of her service Upon or with
the pardon board of tlie Ohio peniten
tiars at Columbus, where one who had
formerly bee n a Sunday-school pupil
of hers had been condemned to death
for a murder committed while intoxi
cated. She was there to try to save
him from the penulty of the law. She
gave a tender account of her ministra
tions, so much like Mrs. Maude Mall
ington Booth that we placed her along
side Mrs. Booth as she told how this
boy was converted, antl she held up a
pocket piece in closing, which he had
sent her because of her kindness to
him, for she said, "I could not stay
with him as he wished," and "lie sent
Comrades of tlie W. C. T. U., how
dare we lay down this work as long as
they are taking our dearest and besl?
Friday morning the convention was
closed with the election of ollicers for
the ensuing year. The former Presi
dent stated that she had been elected
five times and desired to be relieved.
Mrs. Louella Springer, of Rock ford,
was unanimously and enthusiastically
elected to the place. Miss IdaM. Hed-
rick was chosen Vice President; Mrs.
Wiekersham, of Rock ford, Recording
Secretary; Mrs. Ford Lewis, Corre
sponding Secretary; Treasurer, Miss
The banner was awarded t( Kock.
ford. It was voted to hold tho next
annual convention with Willard Union.
Borger sisters, successors to Marga
ret Shepherd, North Main street, op
posite tlie Court-house, extend to you a
cordial invitation to meet them Thurs
day, Sept. 22. The newest and latest
designs in fashionable millinery will
A Good Position
Can be had by ambitious young men
and ladies in the field of "wireless" or
railway telegraphy. Since the H-hour
law became effective, and since the
wireless companies are establishing
stations throughout the country, there
is a great shortago of telegraphers. Po
sitions pay beginners from $70 to $H0
per month, with good chance of ad
vancement. The National Telegraph
Institute operates six oflicial institutes
in America, under supervision of R. R.
and Wireless ollicials and places all
graduates into positions. It will pay
you to write them for full details at
Cincinnati, O., or Philadelphia, Pa.
For anything and everything in
head wear of the latest 1910 fall models
see the Ellis store's showing durinir
the fall opening which begins next
Thursday, the 22nd.
Wanted Man past 30. with
and buggy, to sell stock condition
powder in Mercer County. Salary $70
per month. Address 301 Unity lildg..