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NA DEMOCRAT CFXINA THE RESERVOIR CITY THE BIGGEST LITTLE TOWN ON EARTH THE HUB OF THE UNI H ONE PAPER In t HOME It worth a dotan In th byway, and Juit rtmamlrar THE DEMOCRAT t th horn paper of Merear County. Kiblihd Mat , 1195. Kbtrr4 th Ctfliitt, ' iQ. ot.uftic rond elm mti tnattar Volume 21, Number 8 Carlin & Carlin, Publisher Celina, Ohio, June 2, 1916 FAVORABLE Action of Council and County Commissioners Insures Building of Main Market Road 11, from C.1I.& D. to In firmary This Summer. Council met in adjourned session last Monday evening with all iiiem bets present but Rentzseh. An onl ina ucc, amending t ho ordi nance regulating the tupping of the sanitary sewer wan passed, aH was a resolution providing for the curbing Of East Kulton street. The clerk presented bin 1917 bud get report uud was authorized to cer ilfy it to the county auditor. The police committee watt author ized to buy trallic posts and place same at tin intersections of Livings ton, Market, Fayette and Warren on Main and ut the intersection of Mar ket und Fayette, on Walnut. The North Shore Improvement matter was discussed and a committ ee, consisting of Morrow, Coate and Carlin, appointed to estimate cost. Council met in called session Wed nesday night und passed a resolution nsked for by the county commission ers, relative to the improving of Main Market road No. It, on Logan street from the C. II. & D. railroad to cor poration's west line. After receiving the council resolu tion yesterday morning the commiss ioners passed a resolution providing for the building of this part of the thoroughfare. This action menus that the west imptovement of Main Market road No. 1 1, for this year will start at the C. II. & D. railroad and extend west to the Infirmary. The work will be sold (he last of month and built before winter. this WHEREABOUTS Of Children of L. VV. Langhurst Being Sought by Houston (Tex.) Attorney. A letter received at this ollice this week from Houston, Texas, asks for The Democrat's aid in finding the whereabouts of parties whom he has reason to believe are in this state and possibly in or about Mercer county. The name of the parties he seeks is Langhurst. The individuals are Minnie, Louise, Lizzie, Sophia and William Lunghurst, whose father was L. W. Langhurst. A reward is offered for information as to where any of the forenamed whereabouts of parties whom there is persons are located and anything that will lead to their whereabouts left at this ollice will be carefully for warded. ii:si:nvi MOHIO THAN EMPTY .TLA HUTS The Celina Boys Hand received much applause and many words of praise last Tuesday as they headed the column of marching militiamen through the streets of this city. The lads of the organization and Prof. West, their leader, and Superinten dent I'ogue deserve much credit and commendation. Prof. I'ogue was really instrumental in the forming of the band and has done much to keep the lads together. It behooves the seemingly unap- preclative business men of this city to get together and uoost the organ ization with might and main. First, lets subscribe a fund to propeily uni form them. What say you, Mr. Ce lina Business Association? FITTINGLY Observed by Handful of Veterans and Patriotic Friends Was Decoration Day. Decoration Day was appropriately observed In this city last Tuesday by the handful of living veterans hole. A long line of automobiles mobili zed at the city hall and headed by the Celina Boys Band, under the leader ship of Prof. West, went to North Grove and the Catholic cemeteries, where the graves of deceased veter ans, were apropriately marked and decorated. At the cemeteries the program included the work of gar landing the graves, patriotic numbers by the Boys Band, 'a beautiful solo by Mrs. Anna Ayers, a prayer by Hev. Alonzo Shaefer, Lincoln's Gettysburg speech read by Mrs. P. F. Callen and then Kev. A. II. Roebuck delviered a most appropriate patriotic tribute. BASE BAIL Coldwater last Sunday defeated the Dayton Carlisle aggregation, 4 to 2, In a fast and interesting game. The score: Innings 123406789 Dayton ....01100000 02 Coldwater ..0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 -4 Hits Coldwater 6, Dayton 5. Errors Coluwater 3, Dayton 1. AM) CAPTAIN HILL HASN'T KERN SEEN SINCE "My wife won't let me" is the re frain of a once popular song. It is almost true of Captain Borman of the Celina ball team. His wife don't want him to play ball, but he did here in the game with the Grays Wednesday. Captain Borman Is a baseball enthusiast. His wife told him this spring that she didn't want him to play on the team, but con sented to his assuming the role of manager. Borman couldn't keep out of the mix here. When pitcher Wilt wilted, Borman went to the mound and pitched five Innings. "The hard est work I have done for months," Borman said. "My wife will skin me when she hears of this, but I could uot keep out." Belletontalne Examiner. ici: iti:M social at i:it.H'H H The ladies of the Trinity M. 10. Church at L'rustus will give an Ice cream social, Saturday night, June :td. A cordial Invlt.itlon Is extended to all to altend. iii:mi;i: to iikcomi: i n.i 1 LLDGLD AMLKM'ANS Seven students from tbo Cnrtha genti Seminary took out naturaliza tion paper petlltons last Saturday. Following uro the students: Frank Hueke, James Fekuth, Cliarles ISuuer, Joseph Aim ,Otto Weber, Cavler Scbmid und Henry Ileuke. They will be naturuliy.ed tlw llftb of September. IIAItl) MAN TO KILL Alexandria. (Ind.,) Tress. Those Nebraska Democrats who thought they hud shut the gate on W. J. llryan by defeating him us del egate from Nebraska to tlx) denio crutlp national convention have an other think coming. Of course, they prevented his going as n delegate but Hi van now announces that be will lie at the St. Louis convention in the capacity of a newspaper reporter, de claring that be can nain a wider In fluence in that way than in utiy other way he knows of. PRESIDENT In Proclamation Calls on People of Nation to Observe Flag Day, June 14 Washington, May 30 President Wilson today Issued a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to celebrute Flag Day, June 14, with patriotic exercises, giving expression to "our thoughtful love of America. The President declared that the people should rededicute themselves "lor an America which no man can corrupt, no influence draw awuy from its ideals, no force divide it against itseir." The pro cla mi alio n follows: "My Fcllow-Countrymen Many circumstances have recently conspir ed to turn our thoughts to a critical examination of the conditions of our national lile, of the Influences which have seemed to threaten to divide us in interest and sympathy, of forces within and without, that seemed likely to draw us away from the hap py traditions of untied purpose and action of which we have been so proud. "It has therefore seemed to me fitting that I should call your utteu tion to the approach of the anniver sary of the day upon which the Hag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union and to suggest to you that it should, this year and in years to come, he given special significance as a day of renewal and reminder, a day upon which we should direct our minds with a special desire of renew al to thoughts of the Ideals and prin cipals of -which we have sought to make our great government the em bodiment. "I therefore suggest and request that throughout the nation and ir possible in every community, June 14 be observed as flag day with special patriotic exercises, at which means shall be taken to give significant ex pression to our thoughtful love of America, our comprehension of the great mission of liberty and justice to which we have devoted ourselves as a people, our pride in the history and our enthusiasm for the political program of our nation, our determi nation to make it greater and purer with each generation and our resolu tion to demonstrate to all the world its vital union In sentiment and pur- pofe, accepting only those as true compatriots who feel as we do the compulsion of the supreme alleg iance. "Let us on that day re-dedicate ourselves to the nation, one and in separable vow every thought not wor thy of our fathers first vows of in dependence, liberty and right, shall he excluded, and that we shall stand with united hearth for an America which no man can corrupt, no infleu- ence draw away from its Ideals, a na tion signally distinguished among all the nations for its clear, individual conception alike of its duties and its privileges, its obligations and its rights." MACHINES PERSIST IN GOING TOO KAST Prosecuting Attorney B. A. Myers, Auditor Steinbrunner, Dr. Ralph Schlenker, Harold Crothjan and Al exander Harris were arrested last Friday evening by Marshal Duncan for speeding. Myers, Steinbrunner, Grothjan and Harris plead guilty and were fined $5 and costs each in Mayor Scranton's court Saturday morning. Schlenker wa sreleased. HEAD OK GOOD SAMARITAN ARMY COMING The Good Samaritan Army will hold a special meeting in this city, starting May 28th., by General W. J. Ralston, the founder of the Army. Gen. Ralston and wife will spend sev eral days in Celina, with Maj. and Mrs. C. W. Thomas who are State Of ficers or the organization. These meetings will be held on Main street at 7:15 each evening. Come, you are welcome. Gen. Ralston has been a mighty power for God. Meetings start in the mission at 8:15 p.m. The General will tell the story of Christ while other otllcers will aid him in singing. Major C. W. Thomas will explain the work of the Good Samar itan Army. Come, these meetings will do you good. The four year old son of Alfred Bader, eight mile ssouthwest of this city was in a serious condition last Monday, after drinking a small quan tity of gasoline. The little fellow mistook the gasoline for a cud of cider. Dr. Brumm was called and after giving the necessary medical atten tion the lad seemed to rapidly recov er. Dr. Hetzler LeBlond, of Fairmont. W. Va., an old time Celina boy, came to this city the first of the week for a short visit with relatives and old time friends. The Doctor noted many changes that have come over the old town and finds most of his boyhood friends under the sod or scattered to the four windB. He left Celina more than thirty years ago. This Is his first visit In even years. OPEK Day of Celina Chautauqua to Be Made Hummer To Be Children's and Home-Corn- Ing Day Combined, and Is Staged for July 29 Let us all unite In our effort to make the first tlay 4( the Celina Chautauqua a big (lay. The first day. Saturday July 29, Is to be a combination of "Children's Day" and "Homecoming Day." A fine program lias been an anted for this occasion. Robert S. Seeds, better known ns "Hob" Seeds, will give the lecture, and if any have lost (heir way to Laiightertowu, they will be sure to llud it lh.it day, for Bob Seeds is thi! funniest man that has ever appeared at our Chautauqua. Come out and hear him. He will make you laugh, cheer you up, and make you better. No one ever bleeps while Bob Seeds talks. Fine music will be furnished by the Brewer Musical Entertainers. Ef forts are being made to secure a merry-go-round lor the children. The Hoys' band will be out and every thing possible will be done to make litis a big day. Let us all be boosters this year have our tents up and ready to siiend the first day together on the Chau tauqua grounds. The remainder of the Chautauqua program in a condensed form is as follows: July II 0- The Chicago .Male Quartet, 2:15 and 8:00 p.m. Father Michael D. Collins, 3:00 p.m. . July 31 The Chicago Operatic Com pany, 2:30 and 8:00 p.m. Aug. 1 Ferguson's Dixie Jubilee Concert Company, 2:15 and 7:30 p.m. Dr. Stanley Kiel), 8:00 p.m. Aug. 2 Swiss and Alpine Vodlers, 2:30 and 7:3o p. in Dr. P. Marion Simms, 8:00 p.m. Aug. 8 The White Hussars Band, 2:30 and 8:00 p.m. Aug. 4 - Cap's Orchestra, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dr. Win. Spurgeon, 8:00 p.m. Aug. 5 The English Opera Singers, 2:30 and S:00 p.m. Aug. G Florentine Musicians, 2:15 and 8:00 p.m. Henry "Play Ball" Clark 2:30 p.m SHOWS 1033 PUPILS The following report has just been by Mrs. Minnie Stemen, who took the the school enumeration of this city. The report shows a total of 1033 children between the ages of C and 1 years of age. Of this number. 530 are boys and 503 are girls. There are lit! children between the ages of G and 8 years; 465 between 8 and 14; 143 between 14 and 10, and 255 between 10 and 21. I'AUM HOUSE DESTROYED Daniel Sprague's residence on the (dd Morgan farm, on the Mercer-Auglaize county line, was totally destroy ed by lire yesterday morning. Mr. nd Mrs. Spiugue were away at the time, their children being home alone. The children nil escaped from the house. Just a few household ar ticles were saved. The origin of the lire is unknown. SET NETS CAUSE TWO YOUNG MEN TROUBLE As the result of finding several set nets in the joint boat house opposite the laundry, last week, Roscoe Up ton, employed by the local telephone company, and Shelby Deigel, uuto- mobile mechanic, were arrested on Thursday evening of last week by Deputy Game Warden Leintnger, on a charge of illegal fishing. Upton was armigued belore Mayor Scrunton last Friday morning and Diegel was arraigned before Justice of the Peace C. A. Stubbs. Both plead not guilty and their cases were continued. CHILD'S PLA YI'T'L PRANK NEAR LY RESULTS SERIOUSLY The little four years old grandson of Val Hole, residing one and a half miles southwest of town, narrowly escaped death last Friday afternoon when he was dragged by a calf over a field just next to the house. The lad, seeing the calf walking around in the field, caught the rope holding it and playfully tied it around his waist. The calf in some manner became frightened and start ed across the field, dragging the child. Members of the family caught the calf and the little one was saved. No bones were broken and outside of being considerably bruised up, the little one escaped injury. PUT SANDLES OUT KOH GOVERN ORSHIP Lima, O., May 20. Alfred P. San dles, former President of the State Agricultural Commission and a for mer clerk of the Ohio Senate, today formally announced his candidacy for the nomination for Governor on the Democratic ticket. Commenting on the announcement of his candidacy, Mr. Sandles made the following formal statement at hi.. home in Ottawa: "Two years ago Mr. Cox was entit led to the nomination without oppo sition," said Mr. Sandles in his state ment. "The field Is now an open one and Mr. Finley and Mr. Durbln should not use their official positions as chairmen to shut any democrats out of the state primary. They should not attempt to manipulate the state convention In the Interest of any man or any set of men. If Mr. Cox is strong with the rank and file, my candidacy will not hurt him. It he Is nominated I will do all thingB possible and honorable to elect him. I am sure he will do the same thing for me. The primary contest is on. ' NOTICE TO NEWLY-WEDS! If joii are planning to build a home, we want you lo read and study (lie dandy house plans that we have printed in this Issue of the Demo crat. Perhaps you can save some money - jou'il need it litter! BAPTISMAL Sl ItVICE AT MOVIE- y.i'M a Kev. II. C. Elsnat'le, pastor of the Coldwater Circuit M. E. Churches, will hold a baptismal service at II creek, just east of Alonlezunia, Sun day, June 11, at 2:30 p.m. NOTICE TO ITIILIC All the dental ollices of Celina will bo closed Saturday afternoons dur in' June, July und August. THE GRIM REAPER Mrs. Adam Dines, aged sixty-four years, died ut her home southwest or Wabash lasl Tuesday morning at nine o'clock. She had been in fail ing health lor a ntiii.'iier ol years Sue had always lived in lliis county Deceased Is survived by two sons and one daughter, her husband pre feeding her in death a number of years ugo. Funeral services were held last Thursday morning at ten o'clock at Liberty Center Church. Charles ltehymer, a well known over the county died at his home at Rock ford, last Tuesday at 12 o'clock Death was due to a stroke of apop lexy. Alter being found unconscious In bed Sunday morning alter the stroke, he was given medical atten tion and seemed to Improve all day Sunday. On Monday he seemed to grow worse and on Tuesday morning had twenty convulsions within one hour. Just before bis death he seem ed to rally, and rose up in his bed exclaiming that he had got to go to work, when the end came. Mr. liehymer was about u2 years of ago. He had been in the wholt sale grain business for a number of years, having been in Kockford for the past fifteen or twenty years, lie- lore moving to Rock ford lie was in the same business at Taniah. Deceased Is survived by bis wife, one son, Cliarles, and one daughter Lucy. Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian church. Interment was made in the Rock l ord cemetery. WOOD.ME NMEMOIMAL SERYIC NEXT SUNDAY :s The local order Woodmen of the World will meet at their hall Sunday morning at 9:110' o'clock prompt and march to the Presbyterian Church, where memorial services will be held. Rev. Schau'er will deliver the ad dress. . COULDN'T Get Out of Way of Train, So Oc cupants of Auto Jumped Machine Wrecked. A Ford automobile, owned by Mr. and Mrs. David McChristy, of Rock ford, was completely demolished when it was struck by a Cincinnati Northern train at the crossing on the Stringtown road last Tuesday morn ing. Mr. and Mrs. McChristy were on their way to this city for a fishing trip. On nearing the railroad, they noticed a farmer wave at them, evi dently trying to warn them of the ap proaching train. They were within a few feet of the track before they noticed the freight bearing down on them. Being too near tlio track to stop md not being able to cross, their only chance was to jump, which they did. They were not any too soon iu leaving the mach ine, for the next instant the train had hit it. The car was completely demolished, and Mr. and Mrs. Mc Christy were lucky to escape a hor rible death. JUST REMEMBER THIS IS NO DRY NEIGHBORHOOD Ollicers P. F. Callen and Fred Diutier last Monday evening were kept pretty busy cleaning up the drunks about town. Five were ar rested as follows: John Meyers, Wa bash; John Doe; Frank Shuner, of Barne, Ind.; Bert Andrews and Mark Burch. They were charged with be ing drunk and disorderly. They were given their hearings Tuesday morning. John Doe, who was picked up for being drunk and begging on the streets was told to skip. John Myers and Mark Burch were lined $5 and costsa ml being unable to settle were lodged in jail. Joseph Joice, a rounder, plead guilty and was lined $5 and costs. Being unable to pay, he was given a suspended work house sentence and was oredered to get. He got. Hert Andrews pleaded his usual "not guilty" and his hearing was set for next Monday. On Tuesday he wus again arrested for being drunk and w as told by the Mayor to get on his feet for his hearing this coming Monday. Chloe Yingliug was arrested Tues day night for being drunk and was lodged in the calaboose. The mayor being out of town, Marshal Duncan released Chloe until the return of his honor. Robert Gerber, of Berne, Ind., was arrested by Marshal Duncan last Fri day evening on a charge of being t runk and disorderly and disturbing 'je peace. When arraigned before Mayor Scrauton last Saturday morning he plead guilty and was lined J 5 and costs. Urban B. Dinner, of this city, grad uated from Miami University at Ox ford last week, graduating wit'i a teacher's degree. Miami had 1G9 graduates this year. The Coldwater Gas and Oil com pany shot a well they had been drill ing for some time, on the Joseph Sall aninn farm, four miles southwest of Coldwater last Saturday. Clerk or Courts J. B. Haslinger witnessed the shooting. It was a light gas well. roup District Politics Promises to Be Warm If Not Helevating Sidney Man Last to Ton Hat Into Congressional King - Press on Goeke's Ultimatum. ID. W. Bowman, In Lima-Times Democrat N. W. Cunningham, of Bluflton challenged by his old rival, J. Henry Goecke, lo prepare for a lively tilt or go out of the race for congress will not announce his reply for a day or two, it was ascertained this morn ing. It is known, however, that he is going to give the matter due con .deration and take his time framing a "comeback. Unit be will get out of the race eems out of the question. Tlio who ure his closest advisors laugh at the idea, and It is u safe guess that he will reply briefly that he is in tin light to stay. While he may Ignore much of the Goecke ultimatum, the chances are that he will simply state that lie is a candidate, will defy Goe cke, or any other man, to dislodge him. It is believed that his answer will be quite as warm us the an iiouncement of the Auglaize county man. Tin- reaction resulting from the statement of the Auglaize county lan is dillicult to determine. First of all there is the division which re mains alter the primary light of two years ago. This is personal and par lisan and no other result could be ex peeled. Those who are warm adher ents of either man are strong in their belief that the ultimatum will help I heir favorite. But Willi the greater body of dem ocrats, according to most signs, the matter is under the cloak of suspend ed Judgment. Those who are not very active in other ways than vot ing want to see more of the facts be fore passing a verdict. This is the (dement which desires the election of tny man who can turu the trick in November, but demand that the uiith orship of (lit; sectarian issue of two years ago be uncovered and the in stigator discredited. 'Ibis group, us might be easilly imagined, contains many of those who would go to a third man in case the Goecke battle threatened to disrupt the party. The argument is this: Find out who start ed this business, shelve him, and nominate either his ex poser or some new man. This would uot allow much room for bolting in November, for a discredited candidate could swing few votes in the fall election. I'his is in view of I he fact that both Goecke and Cunningham have been accused in print of lugging sectarian spirit, into the last campaign, and neither can find room for objecting to I hut program. An interesting commentary on the reception of the Goecke attack is to be found in the press of the fourth district. Such papers as the Celina Standard, and the Greenville Advo cate, frankly anti-Goecke in 11)14 and ever since, do not carry the story or iny reference thereto. Either Goe cke failed to supply them with copies or the papers relused to print it. Hence only one side ol the controver sy is presented in tuo district press I bus far. The Wapakoneta News, out -and- out. anti-Ciinningbam and generally pro-Goecke, retrains from editorial comment but. carries the statement with a lengthy suuiarizing introduc tion, in which the opinion of the pap er is evident. It states that Coecke has been urged to run but does' not desire the job, and in view of the lose relationship existing between the paper and the former congress man, the remarks might be interpret- d as a personal expression. Editor Holler is highly eulogistic of the Wa pakoneta man, and scathing in de nunciation of the "parasites from without the district who have in the ecent. past endeavoted to dictate the policy of the democratic organization of the district, and are still seeking to perpetuate that dictation to the asling undoing of the democracy of the old Fourth." It would not be (lillicult to guess who brother Holler has in mind, and is he is about to retiie from the game he evidently desires to have a little more fun with those who disagree wit h him politically. John L. Sullivan's opinion as ex pressed in the St. Marys Evening Leader is no milder, but aparently aims at a conciliatory adjustment on third man. In headlines he refers to the Goecke proposition as a "reas onable proposition" and limits the introduction to a brief explanation of Hid article. In a leading editorial, (Continued on fourth page) THEFIELD TO DATE Lima Daily News. L. M. Studevant, cashier of the Peoples' Savings and Loan Com pany's Bank at Sidney, today an nounced himself as a candidate on the democratic ticket for the nomin ation in the Fourth district as a can didate for congress. This brings the field up to date as follows: T. P. Kiddle, Lima. N. V. Cuninghani, Bluffton. Dr. F. M. Hunt, Piu.ua. L. M. Studevant, Sidney. Others who are considered possible andidates are: Dr. F. M. Hussey, ot Sidney; J. H. Goecke, Wapakoneta; and U. M. Shappel, Lama, although none of them have made definite an nouncement. The announcement of Mr. Stude- yant's candidacy came as a distinct surprise. It was not generally known that he was even thinkiug of ntering the race. He is well known throughout the district, but more generally In Shelby county and vicin ity. He said today that he would soon pay Lima- a visit, in the interest of his candidacy. lie had no state ment of policies to make, but intimat ed he would conduct a quiet cam paign. Judge John F. Lindeman ,of Del- phos, is said to be a likely candidate on the democratic ticket opposing Kent W. Hughes for the bench as court of appeals judge. This report was current today and was somewhat surprising especially as no oposition had been reported to Hughes up to the .present time. Judge Lindeman, II Is said, met Mr. Hughes In the court house Saturday und that u stiff iiriMliiieul followed. It Is said the conversation became very healed, es pi ciully when Liudcinun said that he could not endorse Hughes, because In- l the DclphoH ma n) wa undecided w briber or not he would enter the i ace. Hut ut the finish Ihry both shook hands and departed smilingly. So the two Inen III. IV both lie ill the nice. Francis M. Hunt, M. D., the erratic I'lqun ph.v slcian, who "uiso run" two years ago, gave us a cull while in this city lust Friday und Imparled the in loruiulioii that ugallt he would ruu for congress in this great wrought up Fourth district. Tbo Doctor should be able to dish out enough politicul dope pills lo, ut least, heal the deep wounds in Allen uud Augluizo. Judge S .S. Scrauton unnounces his cundidacv for reiireseiitative of Met cer coiinlv, subject to tile decision of the Democratic Primaries lo be hi August Klh. Judge .Scran I on needs no introduction lo the people of Alt cer county with whom he has spent his entire life uud if nominated uu elected will look Well to the interest of his own home county.- Celina Standard. J. B. Maurer, of Mendon, candidate for County Recorder, made 1 lie De mocrat a brief call Wednesday while in town looking over the political field. That he is in the game to the finish is evident from his public un- nouncenient in another column ot this Issue. He has a host of friends wlio would like lo see him win. Like his competitors for the ollice -Messrs Hart. Thomas und Preston - he is a clean, capable and conscientious man and deserves public consideration. ;: ; l'nierer announces his can didacy for County Auditor, subject to the decision ol the Democratic Pri maries to be held August 8th. Mr. I'ngerer made a clean campaign ou lh. ..rc'iuiiin ftl' his lirrvioiis fMfldi- dacy and herby solicits the support of his friends. Celina Standard. .vonci: to c.mhd.ti:s All men who expect to be candi dates ut the August primary electiou must have nomination papers hied with the Clerk of the County Board of Flections, Attorney John G. Roin- er, ol this city, on or before next Thursday, June S, ut midnight. This includes candidates for precinct com mitteemen for all parties. F.ueh no- ; : , I I t muiaiioii peilllUU IIIUM U.lC at ica.-ti liva iuiiiii's sincM e('i-t if villi' to the politics and good intentions of the candidate. in: wi:i mi DIII D I L OF :.i:s OVK AGO III V The Springfield Republican recent ly came across a diary which was kept one hundred years ago, in the ir 181G. The diary staled that the winter ot December 18 J & and during the months of January, February and March ol IS IK, had been an open one mild and with promises of an early pring. But the folowing entries in the diary show that the promised eaily spring did not occur and that it was a year of which it may be said tliere was no spring. The record is is follows: June 5 Season backward. June (i Very cold und windy, with snow that covered the ground. June 7 Ground frozen half an inch thick. Ice on water, half inch thick in morning. June 8 Still cold and frozen. The people have their great coats on. June !t, 10, 1 1 Fields white with rost; regulable destroyed; corn is killed quite to ground. Fields bar- en. While the past winter was an open one and the present spring is a late one, it is to be hoped that the weath er of June. IHlti, will not be a repe tition of that of a century ago. DAN CUPID VICTIMS MAKK1AGK LICFASF.S ISS1 I D Frank E. Bennett, 35 minister, of Chicago, 111., son of JVnres Bennett and Wilheniina Brune, 2d, bookkeep- Ceiina, daughter of Fred liruiie. Rev. Beitz. Alfred Nichols, 28, farmer, Van Wert county, son of J. C. Nichols, and Mae Barber, 27, clerk, Mendon, daughter of A. H. Barber. Rev. Got scholl. Win. Kittle, 21, farmer, Franklin township, son of Marion Kittle, and Naomi Stafford, 17, housekeeper, Montezuma, daughter of Klias Staf ford. Rev. Roebuck. Roy Silver, 25, St. Marys, son of Oliver Silver, and Mary Smelser, 19, housekeeper, Celina, daughter of Harry Smelser. Uev. Lance. Cass 10. Cawley, 20, machinist, ima, son of J. S. Cawley, and Ther esa W earner, ol Coldwater, daugh ter of Joseph Weamer. Rev. Lance. C. W. Coate, IS, carpenter, Celina, son of Win. Coate and llah Schwark, IS, housekeeper, Center township, liighter of John Scliark. C. A. Stubbs. Thomas Resh, 22, laborer, Ft. Re covery, son or Michael Resh, and Hazel Reynolds, 24, housekeeper. Ft. Recovery, daughter ol George Rey nolds. Roman A. Hoyng, 28, hardware merchant, Coldwater, son of Henry Hoyng, and Clara Selhorst, 2!i, housekeeper, Carthagena, daughter of John Selhorst. Rev. Kuss. Earl L. Preston, 22, contractor, ranklin township, son of Geo. II. reston, and Anna Spillaue, 19, housekeeper Montezuma, daughter of John Spillaue. Rev. S. Grubb. Clifford O. Gray, 21, laborer, Cell i, son of Newton Gray, and Demona lulleii, 18, housekeper, Celina, dau ghter of Joseph Cullen. Rev. Roe buck. BOON TO AM F.KICAN FAHMF.IIS From the Springfield (Mass.) Re publican. J The rural credits act, soon to be signed by the president, is one of the greatest constructive measures for the benefit of American farmers ever enacted by Congress. In con nection with the new Federal Reserve system, the land banks must signal ize the completion of a reorganiza tion of American finance unparallel- d since the Civil war. But Senator odge believes that the Wilson ad ministration has done more injury to the United States than any other since that of. Buchanan. SCALDED And Badly Injured When Gov ernor Blew Off Steam Traction Engine Yesterday W.K.Monroe, Butler Town htp Man, the Victim. Win. It. Monroe, aged ubonut 40 yeurs, living near the Brock school housT, in Butler township, a mile a est und two und a half miles north of Coldwater, narrowly escuped death about three o'clock yeslerduy after noon, when u governor blew off a Meam engine he wus operating. lie was blown about twenty feet from the engine, probably suffered internal injuries and wus horribly scalded from head to foot. Mr. Monroe was operating a saw mill on his farm with a big steam traction engine. The governor valve began leaking freely and he had ril m bed upon the etlgiue to tighten It. He had hardly given it a full turn, when the valve let go, the 125 pounds of steam blowing the govern or more than fifty feet. The left side of Mr. Monroe's body, his left arm und left leg were horri bly scalded by (he escaping steum, the tlesh in some places coining off almost to the bone. Dr. Weamer, of (.'old water, was hurriedly summoned und done what he could to allays the mun's suffer ings. lie wus suffering intense pain from the scalds last evening, but will like ly recover if be has uot Buffered in ternal injuries. For Marking Wayne Highway Adopted and Clean-Up Day Suggested at Recent Meat. The most interesting and produc tive meeting the Wayne Highway As sociation had since its organization was held at Van Wert on Wednesday of last week, with u dozen good roads enthusiasts from this city present, in- tuiiin j con uly vice president of the association, J. W. Desch, County Auditor Sleinbruiiner, County t-ngi- -er Hintou and others. A big Rock- lord delegation was also present. The trip was made in automobiles. A color scheme of marking and lesignating the highway was adopt ed. Three colors will be used, red, white and copper, the last named be ing significant ot the Indian. On the white strip, which will be the middle one a w will be puinieu, indicat ing the Wuyne Highway. 1 hese colors will be painted on tne telephone poles along the highway, so l ha I all travelers along the route may know where they are. Kach county will have a Wayne Highwav Cleanup Day, June 21, and on that day all the excess trash, rub bish, ret. is to be taken from this highway, the roadway is to be scrap- d and dragged and the entire course is to be made clean. By June 14, ach county will have lis section of the road marked with the colors of the association. On June 2 8 an automobile tour of the highway will be made from Hamilton to Toledo. The purpose of the tour will be to see bow well each county has marked us section of the road and cleaned it. At the afternoon session of the As sociation ut Van Wert last Wednes day, S. F. Rudisill, who is connect ed with the Ohio Good Roads Fed- ration, addressed the meeting, giv ing some practical suggestions on how to secure the money for the care and upkeep of the highway and how the various counties should work to make this highway one of the big roadways of the state. Mr. Rudisill has been spending some time in some of the counties through which the Wayne Highway courses and in a few weeks he will visit Mercer couuty. His work is to organize the counties in the further development of the big highway. The out of town delegations were entertained by the Van Wert Com mercial Club at dinner and then al lowed the use of their club rooms for the sessiot.s of the meeting. Every city along tne road was rep resented at the meeting. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP COM .MIOM LMF.NT lll-.I.D MAY 25. The commencement exercises of the Washington Township High School were well attended. The aud itorium was nearly filled with the friends of the class 'who came to see I hem receive their diplomas. The music for the evening was fur nished by the Salamonla Quartette, an organization of eight singers and a pianist. Their splendid work was enjoyed by all present and very fav orable comment was heard from all sides. The address of the evening, given by Prof. Lester E. Wolf, of the Ohio Slate university was perhaps tho best ever beard in Washington town ship. Prof. Wolfe has the happy fac ulty of discussing the fundamental things of lite in such an interesting maner as to carry his audience with him all the way. The diplomas were presented to the class by Mr. McAfee, president or the Board of Education. Thuse re ceiving diplomas weto Eldon MAfee, Charles Boley, Evert Saxaman and Clyde Boley. The class, though small, is a strong one, and will be heard from later. Two bo.vs have already secur ed certificates and will teach the coming year. Another will begin the study of pharmacy. The remaining member of the class has not yet made his plans known, but he can be de pended ou to set the pace for his class mates. Many persons joined In pronounci ng the commencement and the class night program held on Tuesday even ing, as the best ever held In Wash ington township. The good people of this township are to be commend ed for furnishing to their boys and girls such educational advantages at home and thus giving them a chance to prove their worth.