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Volume 21, Number 8
Carlin & Carlin, Publisher
Celina, Ohio, June 2, 1916
Action of Council and County
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.
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
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?
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.
Coldwater last Sunday defeated the
Dayton Carlisle aggregation, 4 to 2,
In a fast and interesting game. The
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Coldwater ..0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 -4
Hits Coldwater 6, Dayton 5.
Errors Coluwater 3, Dayton 1.
"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
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.
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.
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
"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
"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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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. '
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!
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.
All the dental ollices of Celina will
bo closed Saturday afternoons dur
in' June, July und August.
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
Funeral services were held last
Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian
church. Interment was made in the
Rock l ord cemetery.
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. .
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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)
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
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
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
wi:i mi
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-
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.
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.
Thomas Resh, 22, laborer, Ft. Re
covery, son or Michael Resh, and
Hazel Reynolds, 24, housekeeper. Ft.
Recovery, daughter ol George Rey
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
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.
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.
.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
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.

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