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Remember The Demo crat's advertisers when in Celina shopping. They will give you a square deal h ONE PAPER In ha HOMI U worth a doin In the byway, and juat ramambaTHK DEMOCRAT la tha home papar af Marcar County. a a a I.LblUh.d Mi It 1HS. Volume 21, Number 42 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, January 26, 1917 CEL uoypx Blue Sky Law Upheld by High est Court in Land Attorney Genejal Turner, Ilepub- cin, Who Hade Fight for Law, Gets Deserved Fralae Oblo Slate Journal, Jan. 23 By decision of the United States iupremo court yesterday tho const! tutlonallty of the Ohio blue-sky law designed to protect the people from 'fraudulent securities the fly-by- night and get-rlch-qutck klnC was upheld. The ruling was a staggering blow to the Gelger-Jones Company of Can' ton, which has marketed securities for many millions of dollars, and triumphant vindication of former At torney General Edward C. Turner, For a year and a half the company has been lighting to prevent what practically would mean ouster from the state. It based Its case merely upon technical faults which, Its law yers said existed in the blue-sky law Winning out in the lower courts vthe company was defeated by Turner in the nation's highest court. Its future status in the state probably depends upon furber litlgaton to put into force the full effect of the blue- sky law. If the company wishes to continue doing business in Ohio it must have a blue-sky license. It had none during 1916 nor has it obtained a 1917 license, feeling, no doubt, it would be successful in knocking out the law. Its fight now will be to get a license. McGhee Would Engage Turner Attorney General McGhee, in office only two weeks, announced yesterday upon recipt of news regarding the blue-sky case, that he would ask Mr. Turner to take charge of further pro ceedings under the law as special counsel with full authority to do whatever is needed to be done. He said he would assign L. D. Johnson, of Urbana, a special counsel in the attorney general s office, to assist Mr. Turner. Mr. McGhee declared he wanted Mr. Turner to handle all develop ments. So far as he (McGhee) was concerned, he said the progressive policy of Mr. Turner would be con tinued. Yesterday's supreme court decision is one of the most important and far reaching ever given by the highest court with reference to the future of this state. The fight made by the Gelger-Jones Company to break down the law attracted national attention, not only because" of the legal points raised, but by reason of the extensive and more or less secretive political in fluence brought to bear in the attack on one of the most important laws en acted during the first Cox adminis tration. Enlist Politicians It has been said that the company exerted tremenduous influence in helping to defeat Mr. Turner for re election last fall and frequntly dur ing the last year or so, reports have been heard in Columbus and Wash ington concerning this or that poli- (Continued on Fourth rage) ALASKA AMI HAWAII OS MIX" LIST 'HONE Washington, Jun. 24. "Done dry" prohibition for both Alaska and Ha waii virtually was decided upon Tues duy by tho house torrltories commit tee: The reintroduced Wickersham bill to prohibit mil nu fact ure, sule, gift, possession or transportation of lluuor iu Alaska was ordered favorably re ported to tho house. The Hawaiian bill was then taken up and the main features of the Alaskan bill written Into It. ENTIRE W.M. M.IEIILMAN NEW SECRETARY Former County Treasurer Wi J. Maehlinan has been selected to suc ceed August Behrlngor, resigned, as secretary of the Mercer County Build ing ai Loan Association. Mr. Maehl inan is well qualified for the position and his always genial dsposition will muke him as popular an officer as his predecessor. UNCLE SAMMY Not Kuril a Hud I-'ellow After All. Though Ho Does Not Go Mow ing About It Week Special Services at Ce lina Presbyterian Church Montezuma and Chattanooga Are In for Special Services-News of Other Churchea. Tho Wanesfleld Chronicle tells the following story concerning the relief of a dependent mother, while her sons are doing army service on the Mexican border: When orders came for the Secon regiment to go south to do bordt duty among the number were tw brothers, Ira and Os Miller, both un der the age of maturity, and the whole support of a mother and two younger brothers. ,hon these boys nswered the call the mother was left to battle the hardships of life alon witn tne two nine noys, wno were nervy for their age, and accepted an Ind of work they were able to do through the summer months to help keep the wolf from the door. Then all came and the youngsters were o school age, and must attend. Friends of Mrs. Miller Interceded for her in an effort to have at least no of her sons returned to her, Letters were written to the war de partment, explaining the situation here at the boys' home, hoping that something would be done to help cast way the gloom and brighten what seemed to be dreary months until the pring returned again and the little ads could bring in again their mall earnings. Mrs. Miller had hopes nd faith In the good old U. S. A. Mrs. Miller has been rewarded and there Is more cheer in her little home now than there has been since Ira and Os were called to do duty for their country on the Mexican border, The burden has been lifted from Mrs Miller's shoulders. On January 5th this mother received Uncle Sam's oucher for $295.00 and a message stating that she would receive $50 per month as a mother's pension as long as the two boys remain in the service, the pension starting January 1st. This is a pension of $25 per month for each boy. The friends of Mrs. Miller are sure- glad to hear of the news of her re ceiving this liberal allowance, and that our country is able and will pro tect its widows and orphans in dis tress caused by the ravages of war instances of the present unpleas antness down on the border. Services will be held at the Celina Presbyterian Church by the C. E. So ciety, observing Christian Endeavor Week, beginning Sunday evening, January 28th, at 7 o'clock, which Is to be observed as the thirty-sixth birthday of Christian Endeavor, and continuing with a special sermon by the pastor and other speakers; also tupcelal music throughout the entire week, ending with the climax which will be Decision Day, whin It is hop ed that many souls will be borne anew into the Kingdom. The Society has set aside the pres ent week beginning with lust Sunday as a week of l'rayer for tho success of these meetings. Each evening service is to be de voted to a special phase of Church 'HII.I TEItWllLY BURNED The five months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kalph Mcllroy, West Fuyette street, was badly burned last Tues day morning. Mrs. Mcllroy had built up a big tire and then set tho little bubo beside the stovo In a high chair to keep warm. She left the house for a short time, and upon her re turn found the tot sufferingterribly Willi its right leg literally cooked, and the right arm and shoulder and lel't leg horribly bllHtered. The child condition ia serious. DRY OEMS Planning for Conference at Columbus on l.'tth Bryan Tells 'Em a Tiling or Two A MONROE DOCTlii That Would Include All Countries and Free the World from Future Wars, Advocated by President in Remarkable Address FULL TEXT OF WILSON'S SPEECH TO THE SENATE "Gentlemen of the Senate: "On the 18th of December, last, I addressed an Identic note to the gov ernments of the nations now at war, requesting thenl to state, more defi nitely then had yet been stated by either group of belligerents, the terms upon which they would deem it possible to make peace. I spoke on behalf of humanity and of the rights of all neutral nations like our own, many of whose most vital in terests the war puts in constant Jeop ardy. "The central powers united in a reply which stated merely that they were ready to meet their antagonists in conference to discuss terms of1 peace. "The entente powers have replied much more definitely and have stated, In general terms; indeed, but with sufficent deflnlteness to imply details the arrangements, guarantees and acts of reparation which they deem to be the indispensable conditions of a satisfactory settlement. "We are that much nearer a defi nite discussion of the peace which shall end the present war. We are that much nearer the discussion of the International concert which must thereafter hold the world at peace. In every discussion of the peace that must end the war it is taken as grant ed that that peace must be followed by some definite concert of power which will make It virtually impos sible that any such catastrophe should ever overwhelm us again. Ev ery lover of mankind, every eane and thoughtful- man must take that for granted. "I have sought this opportunity to address you because I thought that I owed, it to you, as the council asso ciated with me in the final determina tion of our International obligations, to disclose to you without reserve, the thought and .purpose that have been taking form in my mind n regard to the duty of our government In these days to come, when It will be nec essary to lay afresh and upon a new plan the foundations of peace among nations. Sees America's Opportunity. It is inconceivable that the people of the United States should play no part In that great enterprise. To take part in such a servce will be the op portunity for which they have sought to prepare themselves by the very principles and purposes of their pol ity and the approved practices of their government ever since the days when they set up a new nation in the high and honorable hope that it might in all that it was and did show mankind the way to liberty. They can not, in honor, withhold the ser vice to which they are now about to be challenged. They do not wish to withhold it. But they owe it to themselves and to other nations of the world to state the conditions un der which they will feel free to ren der it. "That service is nothing less than this to add their authority and their power to the authority and force of other nations to guarantee peace and justice throughout the world. Such a settlement -can not now be long postponed. It is right that before it comes this government should frankly formulate the conditions up on Which it would feel Justified in asking our people to approve formal and solemn adherence to a League for Peace. I am here to attempt to state those conditions. "The present war must first be ended; but we owe it to candor and to a JuBt regard for the opinion of mankind to say that so far as our participation in guarantees of future peace is concerned, it makes a great deal of difference in what way and upon what terms it is ended. The treaties and agreements which bring it to an end must embody terms which will create a peace that is worth guaranteeing and preserving, a peace that will win the approval of mankind; not merely a peace that will serve the several Interests and immediate aims of the nations engag ed. We shall have no voice in deter mining what those terms shall be, but we shall, I feel sure, have a voice in determining whether they shall be lasting or not by the guarantees of a universal covenant and our Judg ment upon what is fundamental and essential as a condition precedent to permanency should be spoken now, (Continued on fourth page.) C. E. REV. STRAWBRIDGE work with a sermon on the subject. Subjects for the week are as follows: Sunday, January 28. "Christian Endeavorers." Monday, January 29. "Self-den ial." Tuesday, January 30. "Increasing in the Knowledge of God." Wednesday, January 31. 'Church Loyalty." Thursday, February 1. Whv we as Endeavorers Fail," by Rev. C. E. Strawbridge. Friday, Februray 2. "The Wit ness Stand." Saturday, February 3. "The Jun iors." Sunday, February 4. "COME". All services will start at 7 o'clock. standard time. Thursday evening is to be Young Peoples Night, with an address es pecially for them by the Rev. C. E. Strawbridge, the" Postman Evange list from Lima who will have message for all, at which time all the Young Peoples Societies of the diff erent churches are urged to attend in body. Seats will be reserved for delegations. Every-one cordially In vited to attend all these services. Ohio State Journal Dry Democrats of the state are to be called out of tho woods so that it may be learned Just how many there e. , A committee, of which former May or J. A. Rice of Canton is chairman. was appointed yesterday to arrange for a dry Democratic convention to be held in Columbus April 13. Ways and means then will bo dls cussed to expand their influence with a view to gaining control of the par ty us soon as possible. About 100 Democrats attended a conference yesterday at the A. I. U. Hall, West Broad Street. Win. Jennings Bryan told them if tlie party will espouse the prohibl tlon cause its future success is assur ed. Members of the committee are: Henry Miller, of Newark, majority floor leader in the senate; Senator T, M. Berry of Allen County, forme Congressman John J. Lentz, J. II. Se crest .former member of the state II quor license commission; Attorney C, Li. Belcher of Columbus, Attorney J A. Shearer, former state registrar of automobiles; J. R. Alexander, Zanes ville; W. A. Alsdorf of Licking coun ty, E. M. Bogus of Barnesville, G. B Ileise of Fulton county, A. A. May- sllles, Dayton, J. A. Winn, Defiance; S. A. Probst, Cincinnati, and J. E Hurst, New Philadelphia. BRYAN Out to Legislators Nec essary Reforms For Progress and Human Welfare Work of Gov. Cox Geta Unstinted Praise KEItlEH OF I.ECTl'ItF.H AT THE BETHANY CHlKCII Ohio State Journal State control of railroads. Aiiti-nillitarism. Governmental newspaper. Woman suffrage. Statutory. prohibition, Rev. Frank Ilartman, pastor of tho Bethany Evangelical church last Sunday gave out folders announcing a series of four Sunday evening lec tures by Prof. John O. VanDuesen, A. M. of the local public schools. The first lecture was dollvered last Sunday evening. Ills subject was "Be a Man". It was a very able and convincing address and was well re ceived. The remaining throe addresses are as follows: January 28 "Is it well with thy CbildT" February 4 "Succoss What Is It?" February 11 "True Patriotism. PIONEER JURY DISAGREES In Case of Ylngling, Charged With Rnje, After An Ail-Night Session INTERESTING SERVICES AT CHATTANOOGA Three interesting and instructive sermons will be delivered; at the Chattanooga M. P. Church to-morrow and Sunday. The services will be on Saturday evening, Sunday morning and evening. Following the latter service there will be baptizing. Ev erybody welcome. GOSPEL MEETINGS The Church of Christ at Montezu ma, Ohio, is now engaged in pro tracted meetings. Beginning with next Thursday night Jan. 25, four special nights are now being announc- d. The speaker has named the sub jects "The Big Four". The subjects are: "The Change of Heart." "The Proof of Pardon". "The Mission of the Holy Spirit." "The Baptism of the Holy Spirit." This speaker does not make honest differences with slur and ridicule, but-be does claim that the Bible does (Continued on fourth pajje) BALLOTS Held for Bluff at Recount, Destroyed Local Board Advises Changes In Laws The local Deputy State Supervis ors of Elections Creeden, of this ci ty, and Harting, of St. Henry, Demo crats and Wiley, of Washington and Drury, of Union, Republicans as sisted by Clerk John G. Romer met last Saturday morning and destroyed the ballots of the last November elec tion. , The Board also passed a resolution requesting the legislature to amend the present election laws relating to time of closing polls and payment of judges and clerks. They would have the polls close in all voting precincts 4 o'clock, instead of 5:30, and have the judges and clerks paid $5 Instead of $3. The plan is now in use in all cities, requiring registra tion, in the state. The local board have found they do not get competent men to act on the various precinct boards under the present salary. The plan would also help the early getting of returns. AND THEY DON'T GET TO WILL- SHmE UNTIL MONDAY Mike Beery, of Amelia C. H., Vir ginia, in sending us hs annual re newal, writes: "Wa have not missed one Issue in the year 1916. We get The Demo crat every Monday morning. We are all enjoying good health. So far we have had a very mild winter." Unable to agree after an all night session the jury hearing the case of E. B. Yingling, proprietor of the Ashley Hotel ,on a charge of rape up on Reglna Schmitz. a slvtoon year old domestic, formerly in his employ, was discharged by Judge Miller at half past nine, Wednesday morning. The case went to their hands shortly after four o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The jury it is said stood 7 to 5 for asquital on the first ballot and 9 to 3 on the final vote. The case was the first tried by the newly elected Prosecuting Attorney C. A. Stubbs, and also his first crim inal case. He done himself credit in handling the case. George V Man nix, of Greenville, most noted crimi nal lawyer in this section, and W. E. TouVelle, of this city, defended Ying ling. The case will be re-tried. CALL TO ARMS Township and Ward Chairman Temperance Forces Asked to Assemble on 5th of E. H. Curtis, superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of this district wishes to meet with the township and ward chairmen at the Evangelical church in Celina, at 2 p. m., Monday, Februray 5. It is thought best to make this a meeting for all the friends of prohibition in the county. Important. Be present. O. F. Geiger, County Chairman. FARM INSTITUTE Season Is Now On in Full Blast Bulk of Them Yet to Come The Dates The annual Farmers' Institute sea son in this county began last Monday when well attended and enthusiastic meetings were held at Rockford and Burkettsville. These will be follow ed by institutes at Wabash on Febr uary 1 and 2; Chattanooga and Nep tune. February 9 and 10; Ft. Recov ery and St. Henry February 12 and 13; Coldwater, February 14 and 15. Independent institutes will also be heSd the fore-part of next month at Montezuma and Cassella. These things, among others were advocated by William Jennings Bry an in an address of an hour and 50 minutes yesterday before joint ses sion of tho Ohio general assembly and a crowded gallery. Half the audi tors in the gallery were women. Bryan complimented Ohio on be ing "the most progressive state of its size" in the Lulon, and asserted the former Cox administration was large ly responsible for this. William Mainline, One of Oldest Res. IdenU of County, Pulses Over Great Divide William Hainllne, aged 85 years, venerable father of Mrs. Perry Bak er, West Fayetto street, dieu aDout eight-thrlty last night at the Otis hosiptal. Mr. Halnline was taken to tho hos- Aftor tho commoner had spoken for pltal a couple of weeks ago and an an hour, telling of the duties o leg- operation performed In the hopes of slators, reciting recent progress In . . v. K tn government, warning Ohio against i"'""6"6 federal usurpation of Interstate rail- Ho wlth-stood the operation well, but road regulation and against what he his advanced ace and the condition said is the aim of the army and navy of his system made his recovery im to force compulsory military train- possible. LAINTIFFS Seeking Damages from Beaver Overflow Lose in C 'of P. Hart Johnson, Indicted for Horse Stealing. Not Guilty-Other Co art News. ing, he begged leave to discuss ano ther proposition." For fear the au dience thought he was about to con clude, he added: "Then I will take up still another one. The listeners cheered and stuck to their seats. Urges Public Taper. After setting forth the need of a government - published newspaper both in state and nation, he took a drink of water, breathed deeply, braced up and declared with satis faction: "Now I have the introduc tory out of the way." Again he was applauded and none was seen to leave the room. As ex pected, woman suffrage and prohibi tion next were on tap. Most of Bryan s remarks were non partisans. Once, in comparing deni ocrats with aristocrats, he drew laughter, inadvertently referring to Republicans when he wanted to say aristocrats. He apollgized and cor rected himself. For a moment he addressed him self directly to Democrats, asking Republicans for the moment to close their ears if possible. He was dis cussing suffrage and said: It any one of you Is to VOt5 against woman suffrage let him not be a Democrat. It was the women voters that saved President WiLson and the continuation of his reform program last fall when the men voters of the country would have defeated him. Bryan said Ohio is recognized by sister states as having gone farther than any other state of its size in making its constitution and laws con form with the best thought of the day. Some of the less populous states, he intimated, have led Ohio. But when Ohio does something the others sit up and take notice," he said. Praises Work of Cox No other state in the nation ever accomplished so much needed reform in the short space of two years as Ohio did under the first administra tion of Governor Cox, Bryan declar ed. "It is because of this that you have less of accumulated undone work than any other legislature this year," he added. Legislation which has helped the people usually had not come from Washington but had to be started in the states, he said in discussing rail road control, suffrage and prohibi tion. The present effort to transfer fixing interstate rail-road rates to Washington should be resisted to the utmost by the states, in his opinion. With many states having 2-cent fare laws, it is cheaper in many in- tances to purchase a ticket to a state boundary line and a new ticket on the Deceased was born in this county, Oct. 21, 1831. His wife preceeded him in death Just a year ago to the day. Three sons and three daugh ters survive Abner, Albert and Gil bert Ilainlitfo, Mrs. Henry Hamilton, Mrs. Henry Lemunyon and Mrs. Perry Baker. The remains were taken from the hospital last night by Undertaker Meister, to tho Baker home. Defin ite funeral arrangements have not as yet been made. Services will prob ably be held, however, Sunday after noon. BIDDINGER Of Eaton, and Siestand, of Rossbnrg, Will Bo Sjienkers at Wabash Institute Next Week Clerk of Courts Hasllnger yester day noon received from the Court of Appeals the following decisions: I F. Raudabaugh, plaintiff In error vs. state of Ohio Judgment aminn- ed at costs of plaintiff In error, on the reasoning In opinion of Bowman, Judge. Albert Palmer et al, plaintiffs In error vs. Stato of Ohio same as the above. Opinion referred to is that of Com mon Picas Judge Bowman, of Green ville, w ho beard the cases and found In favor of the defendant. ' The suit are the Beaver bottom damage cases spoken of in our last issue. Judges Crow, Kinder and Hughes all con curred in the findings. Elmer Tlndall, through his attor neys, Myers & Myers, last Friday fil ed suit in divorce from his wife, Grace Tlndall, alleging she left him on numerous occasions and went to her father's home at Rockford, and finally remained there, and refuses to return and live with plaintiff. He says he always was dutiful and tried to please her. The couple were mar ried September, 1915. In the partition suit of Francis Schultz vs. Gertrude SchulU, Jndge Miller last week ordered partition of the property in question and appoint ed J. B. Albers, H. C. Fox and Joseph Hoyng, all of Coldwater, where the property is located, as commissioners. They have not as yet reported to tho court F. M. Yaney, Wabash, was In town today making arrangements for a Farmers' Institute to be held at the town hall, Feb. 1st. and 2nd. Soma present day issues win be discussed by I. M. Biddinger of Eaton, Ohio and Frank Siestand, Rossburg, Ohio. Various musical numbers will be ren dered and the last session will be given over to the different schools of the community. Henry Lennartz, through his at torney J. D. Johnson last Saturday filed suit against Nancy Hooper, et al., praying for judgment on promis sory notes for $400, with Interest; foreclosure of mortgage made to se cure same and sale of property In queston, which is lot 47, TouVelle ad dition, north of Celina. BILLY BROCK Ace of the Air, Instructor of Aviation School Here, Soars to Heavens Many Times This Week (Continued on Eighth Page) BUYERS Of Cotton Seed Meal Advised by Bu reau of Inspection to Ask for Guarantees BROTHERS Change Their Mind After Delibera tion and Veterinary Dabbelt Goes Back to Jail A. H. Dabbelt. the Coldwater vet erinary, arrested last week for for gery, lodged in jail and subsequently released, when brothers went his bond, is again in the custody of Sheriff Pumphrey, the prisoners bondsmen having a change of heart immediately after Dabbelt was released. Dabbelt forged his father-in-law's name to a cnecK on tne warmers Bank at Chickasaw, instead of on the Peoples' Bank at Coldwater, a3 stat ed in last week's Democrat. GEO. SPRINGER BUYS FLEALOR HOME Georee Springer, of this city last Tuesday purchased lot 68 in the Haw kins addition, the property or a. a. Flealor sold at Sheriff's sale by Sher iff Pumphrey on an action of the Mercer County Building & Loan As sociation. The appraisement was $950. The sale consideration was $915. The discovery of shipments of mis- branded cottonseed mqal into Ohio has led the Bureau of Inspection to be on the lookout for cottonseed meal the labels of which overstate the amount of prtein cntent. Investiga tion shows that much of the mis branded meal is made from de-linted cotton seed. The practice of delint ing seed has recently become more general owing to the fact that the lint thus removed, ordinarily of little val ue, now demands a high price for the manufacture of munitions. Some of the manufacturers it is found, al though the meal is different, are us ing the old labels, whereas the pro duct may contain less protein, the most important feeding element in this concentrate. Several cases based on misbranding of cottonseed meal now pending. Ev idence of other violations is being prepared for transmission to the Un ited States Department of Agricul ture. Action will be taken under the law and State Officials will co-operate with the Federal Government in stamping out the fraudulent practice. Buyers of Cottenseed Meal should re quire Brokers and Shippers to give them wrtten guarantees in accord ance with the provisions of the U. S. Food and Drugs Act that the Meal is not adulterated or misbranded. 4dvise the Bureau of Inspection, Board of Agriculture, Columbus, O., of carload shipments received. v DRUNKNd" DISORDERLY Thomas Newbald, of Lima, was fined $5 and costs last Tuesday morn ing by Mayor Scranton for being drunk and disorderly. Marshal Dun can picked him up at the L. E. & W. depot Monday night. I Aviator Billy Brock, of the Avia tion school in this city, has made fre quent trips to the heavens this week, Several pupils have already been enrolled and one under the Instruc tion of Mr. Brock is now completing his course here. The singing hum-drum of the mo tor in the big bird as it soars over and about our little city, no longer holds the crowds in amazement, but in open admiration, at the way the big aerial craft is held in perfect con trol sailing with ease and comfort niakng wide circles about the town and lighting with perfect grace on. the ice covered surface of the big pond which is being used at present as an Aviation Field. Aviator Brock, accompanied by his wife, have made flights every day of this week. Several of the young men have taken trips in the big bird this week also, among them Herbert Kreimendahl, employed at the Celina Auto Co.; Jesse Poor, employed at the Lakeview Garage, and Earl Schlenker, of the Manhattan Hotel. Earl says its great sport and he'd like to be the owner of one, himself. He advised every one to take a trip with Aviator Brock, not only for the adventure, but he felt he was about as close to heaven as some of us pa trons of the Manhattan would ever get. Earl says they attained a height of 9,000 feet. Several fields are now under con sideration of Promoter B. Ward Beam to be used as Aviation fields this season, and at the begnnlng of the first mild days an idle moment will not be found by Billy Brock, the ace of the air. At the close of the evidence on the part of the state In the case of tho State of Ohio va Mart Johnson.indict td for mule stealing, counsel for the defendant moved the court direct the Jury to return a verdict of not guilty on the ground that the evidence showed no intent on the part of the defendant to steal. Judge Miller sus tained the motion-. A verdict of not guilty was ordered and returned by the Jury. The case of Jacob Henne vs. Geo. Henne will be heard before a Jury In Common Pleas Judge Miller's pres ence next Monday. The action of The Economy Hog & Cattle company vs. A. J. Baum gardner and J. H. Kable, assigned for trial on next Tuesday, and Tobe vs. Barker, assigned for Wednesday have both been vacated and the Jury will therefore be excusedgifter hearing the case on Monday until next Friday when the case of L. M. Hess & Bros., Inc. vs. O. C. Ford is assigned for trial. "SHINY" NICHOLS Charged With Non-Snpport, Found Guilty by Jury Yesterday in Jig Time The jury hearing the case of the State of Ohio against Wj. A. "Shiny" Nichols, residing in the northwest end of town, and indicted by the last grand jury for non-support, returned a verdict of guilty to Judge Miller, at 10 o'clock this morning after de liberating for but twenty-five min utes. Nichols is now in jail pending pass ing of sentence. WELL KNOWN Center Township Man, Abraham Gin- ter, Aged 72, Passed Away Last Night IIEISTAN Again On the Job As Night Officer, Council Unanimously Approv ing Nomination Council met in regular session last Tuesday evening with all members present. Mayor Scranton presided. The session was very short. A resolution was passed authoriz ing the issuance of certificates of in debtedness in the sum of $12,000 to take care of the east side storm sewer improvement. John Heistan was appointed by Mayor Scranton as Night Policeman for the ensuing year to fill the va cancy caused by the resignation of Pat Callen. Heistan formerly served as Night Policeman and his work was very satisfactory. Council un animously approved the appointment Abraham Ginter, aged 72 years. died about half past eight o'clock last night at his home in Center township. Deceased was born in this state Nov ember 8, 1842. One sister, who kept house for the decased, survives. His only brother, it will be recalled drop ped dead in front of the Odd Fellows Temple, Wpst Market street, several months ago. Funeral services will be held Sun day morning at 10 o'clock at the Zion church, near Mendon, with Rev. Roebuck of this city, officiating. Un dertaker Meister will have charge of the burial at Roberts cemetery, near Mendon. CELINA H. S. Asked to Send Basket Ball Team to State Tournament at Deleware First Week in March Celina High school has been Invit ed to send its basket-ball team to the state tournament to be held at Dela ware under he auspices of Ohio Wps lyan University during the first week in March. This will be the season's championship event for Ohio in the popular indoor game. Teams from the northern half of the state will play their series on March 2 and 3 and the ones from the southern half on March 9 and 10. The winners in these divisions will then meet on March 17 for the cham pionship game.