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NA D MOCRAT Remember The Demo crat's advertisers when in Celina shopping. They will give you a square deal H ONE PAPER In th HOME It warth Sown In th byway, and Jud niMfflMr TNI DEMOCRAT Is lh hm apr f Marcar County. a a a CiublltlMd M.i t, II IS. Iolrd lh-CM. I M.pMlffiMM Mead-IM Mil Matlai Volume 21, Number 43 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, February 2, 1917 Ti IMAGE For Women Wins in the Ohio Hoi!S8 of Rsprsssntafes REAL ADVERTISING SERVICE OFFERED Tbe Democrat has Just completed arrangements wth- the Donnet Brown Company of Chicago for an advertis ing service that will be of special In terest to Democrat advertisers. The Democrat has long felt the need of a good cut service that would enable our advertisers to present their ad vertising In a more attractive man- By a Vote of 73 to 50 Bill Now ner and at tbe same time add mater- THIS Goes to Senate, With Good Chance for Passage. Columbus, O., Feb 1. By a vote of 72 to 60 the lower house of the Ohio General Assembly today passed Better facilities In the way of illus tally to Its pulling power. The Bonnet Brown Company has long held an enviable position among the larger advertising firms of the country .through its expert work in metropolitan dallies and magazines. Is Candlemas, Better Known As Ground Hog Day That He Seen II U Shadow This Morning, If He Strutted Forth, la Foregone Conclusion. WABASH MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY ISC. This la an old saying that at Can' dlemas day a farmer ought to have left "half the corn and half the hay." The hay and grain test Is not Quite effected, buying of poles and materlul A nummary of report of tbe Audit ing Committee Wm. Wiley, O. 8. Ashcraft and Geo. L. Schroyer that recently audited books and accounts of the company covering period of pant G years show that records of funds cared for by Secretary and Treasurer were well kept, and all ac counted for and a balance of $369.91 appears to the credit of the company to date of January 4, 1917. Tbe interests of the company have been looked after and wisely handled as the records of meetings of Its board of trustees show. In said per lod of five years incorporation was tti Pavnnlila hill in nvtnrl thft rl ch t I t ra t Inna Tinu Inner Kaon frivan thft Htvl ... , t..0 h,., .,.,... t ,n .f. advertiser. The result has been that CCUPate' except for stock feeding, enough to repole the entire system 4 Kr oiw ;,.. the city has pulled trade from the Grass lingers In the fields until late with cedar poles, and purchase of a nnrrnnnii no- pnnntrv. The linnner in November, mnnv vnnra In thla oil. I ,.-,,.(, r ot Wol.ul, .i ....innoH , ... D i r ' - - iuivivj nuu uiljcu u " irnwn nninnnv 11 a vp now fxicniicii I i a A .. i. i ., i.ini.i.m - - - - . I iiittlv, dUU 1L UUOfl 11 U L KHL 111 U CU Ul M. I ' ' ' hvj wun a surplus or iz poles on hand to their credit beNides the nice were necessary to pass the bill bill now goes to the Senate and suit- their service to newspapers in the Utart until considerable time after the rage advocates say It stands a good smaller towns. bun la high and warm and much re- chance of passing that body next n" puu.sner 01 a country paper viving of life Is apparent In fields and week. must give his readers and advertisers I woods. service, uur amy 10 an auvertiser wHnfpr u mnrh mn then The bill was Introduced by James Is not to throw some type together to gone by the test of daylight. It Is All space, with his name attached and at the end of the month go round and take his money. Our work is to make whatever space he uses in the Democrat productive to him and not just an expense. People must read by Representative Israel of Montgo- ""T" " ar'. 7' ..r. . 0 i ci unri, tuts au muni uo aiiiavuvo mery County to table the measure for f jt g to be read by readers of tbe A.Reynolds of Cleveland, a Democrat Thirty Democrats and forty-two Re publicans voted for it an dthlrty-c lght Democrats and twelve Republicans opposed it in the House. A motion one week lost by a vote of 74 to 47. The gallerleB of the House were packed with women and the doors of the Houes were finally thrown open to many who could gain admission to tbe galleries. When the galleries paper. The picture Is the universal language and can be read by every one. We are making it possible for our advertisers to properly Illustrate their advertising. Tbe Democrat has this service ex- The addition of bill, Representative Max Friedman, of this service is another step In the dl- ",,hr , "V" btTt J,"on ,hi" rZh u,,ow'"S ls lne program or vne Cincinnati, Speaker Hopple threaten- rection of the goal for wheh we are " , ' as yel' DUl K 18 oa lne ngDl Franklin Township Farmers -Inde- better than half over In respee to cold, if you forget this morning.. January is three days longer than February and as a rule its tempera ture Is a trifle lower. March Is not quite so cold as December, In the shade and decidedly warmer In the sun. The first day of April is warm er than the last third of November. Seasons differ, of course, and this winter may depart widely from the general rule, but if It runs true to form, as the race track phrase goes, the larger part of that winter is in tbe past; but this Is wher the ground hog comes in. The margin is very bulauce afore mentioned 1 bese things have been accom plished by the small assesment of $4.80 per annum. 240 patrons are now served by its lines Much credit is due the men that have directed the affairs of the com pany with such marked success. ELABORATE Program Prepared for Montezuma Farm Institute "Put" Sandlee To Make Address ed to clear the galleries and order strlvng leadership in the local field. prevailed during th remainder of the debate until th final passage of the bill, when there was an outburst of cheers and applause. STILL TRYING TO UNRAVEL MYSTERY We will be pleased to show the ser vice to all who are Interested. PROGRAM Undertaker H. J. Schmitt, of St. Henry, is in receipt of word from Claude Watkins", of Maysville, Ky., stating that he will be in St. Henry the coming week in an effort to iden tify one of the victims of the bad freight wreck on the Cincinnati Nor thern, near Burkettsville, last April. Watkins feels that one of the fellows killed in the wreck is his brother, whom he has not heard from since shortly before the time of the wreck. Twenty-Sixth Annual Institute to be Held at Neptune, on February 9 and 10, 1017 INJURIES Sustained by Young Brehm Last Week Proved Fatal Never Regained Consciousness Walter Brehm, aged 20 years, son of Mr. ahd Mrs. Henry Brehm, of Liberty township, died last Sunday noon as the result of an accident sus tained the previous .Tuesday. He never regained consciousness after the fatal accident. ' , While assisting a neighbor buzz some wood he was accidentally Funk. Friday 0:30 a. m. Invocation. Live Stock and Permanent Agri culture C. P. Funk. Discussion led by Chas. Severns. Song Primary School. Wheat as a Money Crop C- H. Swan. Discussion led by Robert Riley Jr. Query Box Passed. Friday 1:80 p. m. Selection by Orchestra. Co-operation by the Farmer C. H. Swan. Discussion led by G. S. Nudlng. Song Intermediate Grade. Recitation. Orchestra. Soil Improvement C. P. Funk. Discussion led by S. K. Copeland. Recitation. Queries. Friday Evening, 7: SO Selection by Orchestra. Recitation. Solo Miss Elizabeth Hedrick. Recitation. A Message from a Hayseed C. I side. According to time-honored custom superstitution, if the groundhog. when he emerges as is said to be his annual custom on the second day of February, see his shadow eh will promptly return to his bed and pre pare ror six more weeks of winter. if, on the other hand, the day is dark and overcast and not sufficient sunshine Is at hand to cast a Bhadow he goes right ahead prepring for an early grubbing of spring roots and herbs. In other words' failure to see his shadow forcasts the end of winter and an early, very early spring, Four degrees below ero this morn lng won't keep him in his hole or the sun from taking a peep over the land scape. Then look at the fiendish grin oi tne coal dealers. MANY CHANGES Of Buwinesg Nature Will Follow in Wake of Removal of Post Office To West Market Street caught by the belt driving the saw and thrown several feet with consid erable force. His one side became en tirely paralyzed. He Is survived by his parents, one sister, Mrs. Ben Schaadt, of Liberty township, and two brothers, William and George, the latter a pupil In the local high school. Funeral services were held from the Brehm home 'Wednesday morn ing, with Rev. Egger in charge. THE GRIM REAPER Recitation. Orchestra. Saturday, February 10, 0 a. m. WJater in the Home. Why Not? Discussion led by Lester Presho. Orchestra. The Neglected Busy Woman Mrs. Luella Barr McKee. . Discussion led by Mrs. W. A. Bair. Query Box. Saturday 1:30 p. m. Orchestra. Other Peoples' Money Mrs. Luella Barr McKee. Discussion led by Mrs. Maggie Crow. Solo Miss Elizabeth Hedrick. Report of Committee on Nomina tions. Poultry for Profit C. P.' Funk. PostofDce Inspector Horpf, of Har- rlsburg, Pa., here on an inspection tour last week, approved the site of the newly proposed Post office in the room recently vacated by the Ayers tobacco store, In Odd Fellows Tem ple, West Market street, and the of flee will be moved from its present location about March 1. MicKIman Bros., who are conduct lng the cigar store and billiard room In the Scbantz building, have leased the Riley & Bryson building, where the post office is now located, and will occupy it upon the removal of Uncle Sam. Fred Schlenker may probably secure the Schantz building and open up an up-to-date confection ery store. NICHOLS Found Guilty of Non-Support, Out on Bond Effle Slife Granted Di vorce and Alimony James H. Hole, aged 36 years, son of Wjllllam Hole, of Washington town ship died last Tuesday at the State Hospital at Toledo, at which institu tion he had been for the past thirteen years. Tuberculosis was the cause of death. For thn Dast six months ho been bedfast. Besides his father Pointed: Resolutions W. W. Wil- one brother and two sisters survive liams, W. A. Bair, Mary Lewis. Norn Cyrus Hole, of Muncle. Ind; Mrs.B H. Dock, residing west of this city, and Mrs. Frank Abbott, of near Rockford. The remains were Bhipped to this city Wednesday and taken to the W. A. Nichols, found guilty of non- Discussion by Miss Cynthia New- support by a, jury before Common Pleas Judge Miller last Thursday, was released under $500 bond Wednesday on condition that he furnish his children with proper home, care and clothing; that should he leave his wife, he ,pay $6 a week for the sup port of the children. Sentence was suspended so long as he complies with the orders of the court. comb . Report of Committee on Resolutions. The following committees are ap- Inations S. K. Copeland, A. C. Pres ho, Wm. Moneysmith. Arland M. Copeland, Secretary. Harry S. Lewis, President. Ray Monroe, Treasurer. Executive Committee W. H. father's home. Funeral services Townsend, Ernest Rice, T. B. Fisher, were held at Swamp College yester- B. F. Lutz, R. C. Springer. dav afternoon, with Rev. Frank Cor- dler In charge. - Contests, principally confined to cnnaren or scnoi age, win oe among Samuel HIppel, aged 67 years, of the features at the farmers' institute Ansonla, died last Sunday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Benjamin Yaney, South Sugar street. Deceased had been taking treat ment for past six weeks at Lima hos pital and was seemingly improving nicely when he contracted pneumon ia. - He was brought to this city in a dying condition by the Lima hospital ambulance last Saturday evening and taken to his sister's home. His wife survives. His remains were taken to his home at Ansonla Monday and funeral services , were held there Tuesday. George Donovan, aged 82 years, one of the oldest inmates of the County Infirmary, died at the institu tion last Saturday, January 27, just eleven years to the day after his ad- at Neptune, next week, Feb. 8 and 9 Three premiums are offered in each contest, covering a variety of articles, and are as follows: Limited to children of school age 10 ears yellow corn 1st premium 75c, 2nd 50c, 3rd 2gc. 10 ears white corn 1st premium 75c, 2nd 50c, 3rd 25c. 10 ears white cap corn 1st prem ium 75c, 2nd 60c, 3rd 25c. 10 ears any kind 1st premium 75c. 2nd 50c, 3rd 25c. Best ear any variety Premium 60c Judge Miller last Saturday approv ed the report of Commissioners Al- bers, Fox and Hoyng, appointed by the court to appraise the property in question in the partition action of Francis Schultz vs Gertrude Schultz et al. The property is lot 23, Rosen beck's addition, Coldwater, and was Store, appraised at $2,200. Francis Shultz, plaintiff in the action, and one of the children and heirs of said John F. Schultz, elected to take the property at its appraised value. pendent Institute to be held at the M. E. Church, Montezuma, February 7 and 8, 1917. Wednesday, 0:30 a. m Music. Invocation. Dairying as a Side Line T. J. Mil ler. 30 minutes. Discussion by W. O. Monroe and J. A. Morrow. Appointment of Committee. Adjournment. Afternoon Session 1 p. ru. Clover Our Hope T. J. Miller 30 minutes. Discussion J. J. Beauchamp. Music. Dirt, Dollars and Cents A. P. Sandles. Discussion. Music Evening Session, 7:30 o'clock Oratorical contest by the public schools. Music. Rubes and Dudes A. P. Sandles. Music. Our Coming Citizens. -Music Adjournment. Thursday Morning, 0:30, Feb. 8 Breeding and Care of Hogs T. J. Miller 30 minutes. Discussion by F. A. C. Schwieter- man. Music. 'Address by Mrs. Harriet Dickson, of Piqua, Ohio. Music Adjournment. Afternoon Session 1 p. m. Music Report of Committees. Address by Mrs. Harriet Dickson, of Piqua. Music. Corn: Its Cure and Culture T. J. Miller 30 minutes. Discussion by V. H. Bennett. Adjournment. Corn Show and Girls' Baking Contest Best five ears of yellow corn 1st prize 200 lbs of middlings do nated by Walker & Klosterman. 2nd prize One dollar s worth of merchandise. 3rd prize 50cts In money. Best five ears of white corn 1st prize One dollar. 2nd prize 50cts. 3rd prize, 25cts. Itread Baking and Cake Contest Best Loaf of Bread 1st prize 25 lb of Water Lily Flour. 2nd prize 75 cts. in money. 3rd prize 2 Sets. 1st .prize One dollar and fifty cts. 2nd prize 75 cts. 3rd prize 2 Sets. Rules Governing Contests No boy over sixteen can compete in the corn show. All corn shown in contest must be grown in 1916. Entries close on February 7, when all corn must be brought in. Girls' Baking Contest No girl can compete for prize over 16 years of age. Corn show and Girls' Baking Con test to be held at Stoner & Griffiths SIM And National Tickets Will Be Separate Again If Lower House II as Its Way Rep resentative Iluber Introduces Election Official Measure THERE'S A NEW OITOMETRIST IN TOWN Representatve Fred Huber, con forming to a resolution adopted by the Deputy State Supervisors of Elections of this county at their meeting a couple of weeks ago last i ue.suay introduced in the house a bill, known us House Bill No. 231, by liuber, of Mercer, to raise the sal aries of rural election judges and clerks from $3 to $5 per day. Yes New. And not new for the reason we have been before you In this capacity for more than fifteen yeurs. New, because we come to you so much better equippd In all re spects than before. Having recently returned from Chi cago where we spent several months In prepnrHtlon and review at the Northern Illinois College of Ophthal mology, recoKnlzed as one of the fore most institutions of this kind, and with the latest Improved methods tor meusurlng the Optical State of the Eye. All this combined with the exper ience obtulned in the past, makes it possible to give you tbe best service obtainable. We will be ready for business Fri day, February 2nd, and will be glad to serve you. J. W. McKEE, Optometrist 112 E. Market St., first room west of Piano Store In the Dr. Riley bldg. FARMERS Among the bills to pass tbe house last Tuesday were the following: No. C7, Wlldermutb, of Shelby Setlng apart Loramle Reservoir, in Shelby and Auglaize Counties, as a public state park and pleasure resort. No. 21, Myers, of Cuyahoga In creasing tne pay or Jurors to $3 a day and five cents a mile each way between his home and the county seat once a week; also permits challenge of a man drawn as a Juror who has served on a jury within two years. No. 8, Billingslea. of Butler Pro viding for the separation of the na tional and state tickets on the oillclal ballot. Of .Mercer County Interested in I arm Institutes Should be Represent ed ut Coldwater on 14th TRAGIC Death of Geo. Taylor, Seized by Hemorrhage And Vain Endeavor to Phone for Aid -Aged Mother's Heroic At-, tempt to Render Service. GOOD MONEY Anxiously Awaiting Claimants Held by Sheriff Puniphrey Are You on the List All points desiring to hold a Farm ers' Institute next year are requested to be represented at the Coldwater Farmers' Institute on February 14th, at one o'clock. At this time, F. L. Allen, supervisor of farmers' insti tutes, will be present for the purpose of planning the Institute work of the county for the season of 1917 and 1918. Places to receive state aid will be determined at that time. The scope and methods of the work will also be discussed. All places desiring an institute next year should by all means be represented. List of unclaimed moneys remaln- ng unpaid in bands of Sheriff Pumphrey Jan. 1, 1917: Florence Savers, case of Post vs. Stachler, $643.47. Chalmers Shaner, case Johnes vs. Mohler. $3.18. List of unclaimed moneys remain ing unpaid in hands of Clerk Hasling- r Jan. 1, 1917: J. J. Moeller, case Fisher vs. Vil lage of Celina, $2.20. John Zenz, case Baumer vs. Laug- ers, $2.60. P. Wf Deitsch, same, $1.00. Tom Durbin, same, $1.00. S. J. Vining, case vs. Coates, $5.42. J. W. McMullen, case Riley vs. Mo- sier & Frysinger, $3.40. II. L. Frysinger, same, $2.10. A. H. Ruhlman, same, $2.10. Mrs. A. P. Dull, same, $3.10. John Mosier, same, $2.10. M. W. Gray, case Schupp vs. Sack- ett Mine Co., $2.00. J. W. Shirley, same. $1.60. CHATTANOOGA Farmers, Wives and Sweethearts, Have Fine Program for Their Institute Next Week Andy Bruns, case VanKlrk vs. Ben- Gough. The seventh annual Chattanooga farmers' insitute will be held next week, Februory 9 and 10. T he ses sions will bo held in the M. E. church. The ladies session of the program will be held in the Lutheran school-house on Friday, the 9 th. The complete program follows: Sessions in M. E. Church First session, 9 a. m., February 9 Invocation Rev. Hoyer. Spelling Contest Conducted by Supt. C. Cotterman. Renting Farm Lands C. R. Wag ner, Arlington, Ohio. Second Session. 1 p. m. Music Band. Address A. B. Moore, Alliance, O Music Adam Kuhn and John Mc- ke, $3.00. John Hilbold, same, $3.00. Wm. Lowry, case Pottkotter. vs. Benke, $3.00. R. F. How, case Rentz vs. Commis sioners, $1.00. Probate Court, same $2.50. W. E. TouVelle, case Waltz vs. Krick, $3.00. Win. Willrath, case Linger vs. Model Milling Co., $2.00. Chas. Henkle. case Riley vs. Riley, $2.20. Bessie Smith, same, $2.20. County Recorder, case Post vs. Stachler, $3.00. DAN CUPID VICTIMS J. J. Hatfield, shipping clerk at the Cincinnati Northern depot in this city, returned home last Tuesday noon after spending several days at LaFollette, Tennessee, and was ac companied by a bride of three days, Miss Mary Ayers, of that place. The couple were married last Sunday. H. W. BURDGE, Pres. IRVIN HOLE, Sec'y. LOCAL DRIEFS Effle Slife was yesterday morning crn n fori a Hlvnrpja frnm hor hliflhnnd- Noah Slife. bv Judo Miller on the Mr. and Mrs. Otto Fahncke, North grounds of extreme cruelty, and the Mill street, are the proud parents of plaintiff was restored to her maiden a DaDy girt oorn lasi naiuruay mum name of McPherson. Court render- 'ne ed judgment for alimony in ravor. or The celina Oil and Gas Co. will plaintiff against defendant for $500. Hnwn nnnia nf mure wells on ?" , . Costs were assessed to plaintiff. The their lea- southwest of town in the 10 ears pop corn, any variety 1st plaintiff is now living with her father f'rJ??2? (Continued on Eighth Page) petTrscIck I at Mercer. St. Marys." The defendant resides at immediate future. Prof. S. F. DeFord. of Ittawa, bro ther of the late J. WJ. DeFord, and at Henry Freewalt et al vs. Catherine one time superintendent of schools in Freewalt et al is an action in parti- this cly, is critically ill at his home tion filed yesterday morning by I. F. at Ottawa. Rnilriuhfliitrh nnitnaal fnr nlaintiff. n i . ft mission. His former home was at Arrested at Utica Monday hy Sheriff The property ln question is described ab" t town to in a serious condition, Mercer, and nhortlv before his death u ri.. ...in. v. I n rr.u u t,tr r th. r1""" to"n' 11 "t ? wlu . ir, ' .u"n, xiio uuilu at the home of his son, w. i. uoie, north west quarter of the northwest gouth gu street as the result of quarter, and the east quarter of the blpod po!son( whlch has developed in Mercer, and shortly before his death he asked that his remains be taken there for burial. Death was due to paralysis, which left him an invalid several years ago. Several sons and daughters survive. Funeral services were held'at Mercer-M. E. church last Sunday after noon, with Rev. Roebuck, of this city, officiating. Puniphrey, Charged with Non- Support, Realeased on Bond Madeline, the six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Orth, Fort Wayne, Ind., died on the evening of the 25th ult, following a three week's illness of tubercular mlningitls. Mrs. v iRnnrn hn r nr th. nnrth wpf.r nuartar Peter Schuck, former, resident of of the north west quarter, and the this city, was arrested by Sheriff north east qUarter of the north west Pumphrey last Monday at Utica, quarter of Section 36, Jefferson town- where he has been employed in a Kh1n nti.inino- e npro f land. 1 L .1 V . Y, I U I ' ' - " " - to answer to a charge of non-support of his two minor children. his right hand, which was badly scalded several days ago. A long, cold drive was made by the fire laddies shortly before five o'clock yesterday afternoon, when Jnriir Miller tout Saturday ordr- thev were called to the Lige Lyncn The affl-1 .ri fr,vnio,ir mil i. in favor nt home, on the west end of Hlerholzer , , . , . . j , . - I " uUDU fuA JCav - - - I ' ..... . uavu waB niea dj ms uivorceu wu, defendant, The Baltimore Bargain street, Citizns' aaaiuon. An over Mrs. Mary Hlnderschoot, of Lake Hnnso fn th orttnn f Orel J. Mvers heated stove, set wall.paper on fire View addition. rn.n 7an, t r Thn Maze had been extinguished be- ocuuck was arraurueu ueiuro 'Squire Rics Tuesday morning, waiv fore Chief Weber and his crew ar- The last of the Jury cases on the J rived, it was a hard and slippery Orth 'was formerly Miss Mertha Hem- ed examination and was bound over January docket, so far assigned by drive for the team and demonstrated mert, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. C. to Probate Court ln the sum of $500. Common Pleas Judge Miller, will be the urgent need of a motor truck, if J. Hemmert attended th8 funeral ser- Wednesday afternoon h furnished heard today. It is the suit of S. M. protection is to be given the out-lying vices Saturday morning. bond and was released. Hess & Bro. vs. O. C. Ford. districts of the town. After they had kept their marriage a secret for more than one month a certificate which fell from his over coat pocket in the home of his mothe Sunday evening, revealed the fact that Miss Mildred M. Kennedy and Leo E. Swick had been united in mar riage in Monroe, Michigan. Mr. Swick and Miss Kennedy took a trip to the Michigan city, to visit friends, they said. Enroute to Lima they stopped in Toledo for a short time. The bride Is formerly from Men- don. She came to Lima one year Live Stock vs. Grain Farming C. R. Wagner. Round Table. Third Session, 7 p.m . Music Henry Dellinger and Hazel Tague. A More Thorough Acquaintance C. R. Wagner. Duet Meda Kuhn and Lorena Stuckey. Address A. B. Moore. Music Dula and Esther Baker. Fourth Session, 9 a. m. Music Anna McDougle. How I Handle the Manure Crop C. H. Swan, Applecreek, onto. Music Anna and Laura Graubar ger. Query Box. ter in the Home, Why Not? C. R. Wagner. Report of Committees. Solo Gladene Pifer. Fifth Session,' 1 p. m. Music Leah Hartzog. Factors in a Profitable Corn Crop C. R. Wagner. Duet Elnora and Oscar Weln mann. Limeing the Soil C. H. Swan. Solo Taylor Gluth. Election of Officers. Sixth Session, 7 p. m. Music Marie Baker. Recitation Vera Michael. Music Meta Bailey and Bessie Myers. America, My Home Rosa Betzel. Delivering the Goods C. H. Swan. Music Hart Sisters. Committee on Resolutions L. S. Egger, Adam Fisher and T. Leinlng er. Committee on Nominations John n ern rx Virt nmnlrtl'Q1 in t ri Q SdTTTfl Ifld I . 1 6 ciuij.ujvu gtuckev Deisel-Weimer cigar factory, where pvpl, Mr. Swick was employed. She has A ghastly find was made by Dr. D. II. Miller and Night Policeman Heis- tan about midnight Wednesday night when both were gven hurried calls to the Taylor flat. West Fayette street. At the end of the hall leading through the second floor, they found George A. "Bailey" Taylor, lifeless ln a pool of blood. He had been seized with a hemorrhage of the stomach and bleed to death before assistance arrived. Bailey, as he was familiarly known lived with bis aged mother. Mrs. James Taylor ln their fiat on the second floor of the Taylor building, above Klndell's Drug store. West Fayette street. He seemed in his usual robust health Wednesday and joked roundly wrth Dr. Miller, when the latter call ed on Mrs. Taylor, who has been 111 for some months, shortly after sup per Wednesday evening. Sometime before midnight he was undoubtdly suddenly seized. Feel ing the necessity of assistance, with blod flowing from his mouth, he went to his mother's room to awaken her. Before Bhe was rightly awake, how ever. It seems that he probably rea lized she, ln her feeble condition would be unable to assist him, he grouped his way back through the hall to the telephone. He rang for central, but undoubtedly fell uncon scious before he could ask for aid. Mrs. Nelle Landfalr, on night duty at the exchange, got the ring, and re ceiving no answer she became alarm ed and called Night Policeman Hels tan, who hurried to the Taylor home. In the meantime Mrs. Taylor awakened, discovered the blood on her bed and receiving no answer to calls for her son, made her way downstairs, something she has not done unassisted for several years and to the Ashley hotel, where Dr. Miller was summoned. He thought the call was to the bedside of the aged moth er. As he reached the Taylor home, he met Policeman Heistan, and the latter accompanied Doc upstairs. The place was ln darkness, but with the use of flash lights which both car ried they saw the blood covered floor and going to the rear of the hall, near the telephone, found Mr. Taylor's lifeless body. The door frames and walls were splotched with blood, where the dying man had braced him self to keep from falling on his way to his mother's room and back again to the telephone. The awful shock of the sudden death and the hazardous trip ln search of assistance may prove fatal to the aged mother, whose health has been very poor for sometime past Deceased was the oldest son of the later Dr. James Taylor, and was about 57 years of age. Besides his mother he is survived by two brothers and two sisters Newton Taylor, Godfrey avenue, L. L. Taylor, atorney at Union City, Ind; Mrs. E. M. McFall, of Cantwell. 111.. and Mrs. Flora Hoel, of Montezuma. He was unmarried. Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church Sunday afternoon. EXCITEMENT Has Ft. Recovery People in Its Grasp Since Oil Men Are Acting Mysteriously boarded with her husband's mother, Mrs. A. E. Swick, 231 W. Vine street for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Swick will continue to reside there. Executive Committee Fred Bet zel, L. S. Egger and C. L. Vining. President J. E. Pifer. Secretary Dr. C. N. Watkins. Dayton Daily News One of the most beautiful wed dings of the winter season was that of Miss Myrtle Marie Lukawitz, eld est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lukaswitz of South Main street, and Ralnh Behrineer, of this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Behringer of fontaine, 0nlo. Program of Ladies' Session of In stitute. First Session First Session begins immediately after Spelling Contest. Song Congregation. Devotional Mrs. Heffner. Music Ruth McGough. Reading of Minutes. The New Profession and Home Making Luella Bar McKee, Belle- Cellna, O., which was celebrated last Thursday morning at half after eight o clock. Stately Emmanuel church was the scene of the ceremony, which attract several hundred friends of both the young people, the hour for the nup tials being set at half after eight. Urban Deger presided in his usual (Continued-?! Elphth Page) EXPLOSION MAY CAUSE LAD TO LOSE SIGHT Delbert, twelve year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kincaid, Liberty town ship, may lose the sight of his left Sewing, Needlework and Baking for eye, 'as the result of an explosion of Discussion. Song Lorena Stuckey. Second Session, 1 p. m. Song Mary Johnson. Objects and Benefits of the Farm Womens' Club Mrs. Frank H. Springer. Duet Bernice and Marguerite Heffner. Reading Naomi Hart. Contest Work and Judging Luella Barr McKee.s Election of Officers. Song Kuhn Sisters. Music Mrs. McDougle. Domestic Science Contest in Plain a dynamite cap, with which' he was playing, last Saturday evening. An ugly hole was torn in the eye-ball. Dr. Shank, of New Corydon, Ind., was called and dressed the wound and Sunday morning the lad was moved to the Otis hospital ln Girls up to and including the Eighth Grades. President Mrs. Emma Heffner, Secretary Mrs. A. H. Bailey. "No Cause of Action" The jury hearing the case of Jac- this -ob Henne vs. George Henne, after de- city where he will receive careful liberating a half hour returned a ver treatment in th hopes of saving the diet to Judge Miller last Monday af- sight. 1 ternoon of "no cause of action." Ft. Recovery Tribune-Journal Its taking a lot of territory to make the statement, bu he F. Recovery oil field is a present the hardest fought field in the United States. Some thing is going to hapen soon. Either the bubble is going to burst or the field will be opened and worked to death. With the price of crude oil ap proaching the $1.80 mark, the pot has begun to boil furiously. The rivalry of a dozen or more companies to se cure leases Is almost bitter. Then, too. there are the speculators or wiia- catters to reckon with. Men who cannot tell an oil lease from a mar riage license are leasing every avail able potato ptch. So far but two wells have been put down and these by the Three Counties Co., of Port land. They are located in what is generally considered the choice terri tory which extends from Wendelin south, almost to the Darke county line. Fort Recovery is evidently looked upon as an Eldorado by oil men of Gibson and Recovery twnships seem to be their firm belief. Many of them prefer leases elsewhere. Several months ago the Three Counties Co. prepared to open the eld and drilled two wells southi of town. One was a dry hole and the other a gasser. In the meantime A. J. Bauer had given the field the once over and was starting to lease. A gumshoe represenative of another company was at Bauer's heels, then the speculators and the rush was on. There is an oil pool in this neigh borhood as has been proven by the results of the operations of the Three Counties Co., but the question is "What is the extent." The field at Wendelin was at one time the best ln the state. For many years It has not been actively operated, and after ly ing dormant for so long a time water and other forces may have caused a quantity of the crude product to ao cumulate. There are other places where the field has been tested it has been said several years ago but Its discovery was kept secret for future use. One driller states that he was putting down a gas well several years ago and struck oil. The well would have been a good producer but he was Instructed to cprsb drilling and plug the well immediately. It is safe to say that a watchful eye has been kept on the lease since that time.