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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT
Worth Selling Is Worth Telling ADVERTISE! ONE PAPER In tha HOME It warth a dottn In tha byway, and Juat ramambar TMaT DEMOCRAT la tha' noma papar af Marear County. a a a ElUblUhad Ma 11 1 13. Entarad aatha-Caliaa. .' ''"In. pota(flc aaeaad-claM mall mattat. Volume 21, Number 52 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, April 6, 1917 n I a v t I I I v nc w !7 i i i i I i r if i wr i mm Uti ZriViV, iiftioiiH. The-blll to reduce the num ber of rfrand jurors by Judge Muns t.eld of Steiihenville, whh vetoed be cause tin re wi.s no complaint against the present system and no demand fur the Unmixes so up lit. The bill y Tom Reynolds to grad uate til.' penally on delinquent taxes With. AH Its Hopes and Attendant Evils Seems Inevitable, So Let It Come Unrelenting and Ruthless Wa rfare of Sub marines Finally Ends Peace Efforts America Will Lend Herself to the .Duty of Crushing German Militarism and All It Implies and Aid in World- , Wide Struggle for Human Freedom BULLETIN WASHINGTON, April 63:00 a.m. Congress has just voted approval of a resolution declaring a state of war exists between the United States and the German government. The Senate has already passed the measure. Washington, April 4. It's War! This .s the answer of the United states Senate of the question on the lips o? rfll U.e world whether war or armed neutrality would be the out come of thf momentous debate In Congress on the speech of President Wilson, in which he advocated that very course. The resolution declaring that f-tate of war exists. between the Uni ted States nnd Germany was passed in the Senate tonight by an overwhel- . Ming majority. The resolution was passed by vote of 82 to 6. It goes to the House where debate will begin tomorrw morning at .'.0 o'clock, to continue until action is taken, which is expect i-d to bo unanimous. Senator McCumber's substitute to declare the existence of a state of war upon the sinking of another ship t y Germany was defeated without a roll-call. Senators v.ho cast their negative votes "were Gronna of North Dakota LaFoIletie of Wisconsin, Norris of Nebraska, L:i;ic of Oregon, Stone of Missouri adn Vardaman of Mississ ippi. Means Real War The resolution, drafted after con sultation witr. the State Department rr.d already accepted by the House Committee. fai? the state of war thrust apon the United Statet. by Ger many la formally declared, and di rects the President to emlpoy the en tire military and naval forces and the lesourcvs of the government to carry on war and bring It to a successful termination. Action in the Senate came just af ter 11 o'clock, at the close of a de bate that had lasted continuously since 10 o'clock this morning. The climax was reached late in the after noon, wnen Senator Johns Sharp Wil liams denounced a speech by Senator LuFollette as more worthy of Herr ou Bethmarn-Hollweg than of an American Senator. The passage of tre resolution was not marked by any outburst from the galleries and o nthe floor the Sena tors thomselver, were unusually grave and quiet; Many of them answered to their names In voices that quiver ed with' emotion. The galleries were filled to over flowing, and on the floor back of the Senators' sets were almost half the membership of the House. In the tllplon alic gallery was Secretary Lan sing, Counsellor Polk of the State Department. Minister Calderon of Uolivia and Minister Ekengren of Sweeden. Earl'o rin the evening Dr. Ritter, the Sw'.ik Minister la charge of the Ge rman interests in this country, had teen there. Secretary McAdoo was on the floor during the last few hours of the de late. As th3 last name was called and the clerk announced the vote 82 to C, there wad hardly, a murmur of applause. Big Crowd Awed The g'eat crr.wd was awed by the solemnity of the occasion and sober ed by th'i speeches they l ad heard. After the vole was announced the Senate re ni.ned iu session only a fv minutes. The galleries began to empty at once, and .the Senators themselves, tired out by the long day, left qw'ckly. The Senate ad journed until noon Friday, to await action by me House. All six of the Senators who voted spainst the resolution were members i.f the group of twelve who defeated the armed neutrality bill-at the last session. There was no attempt to filibuster this time, howeverr and most of the thirteen houis of debate v as consumea by champions of the resolution. ' ' Of tho ot'ier six opponents of arni- ed neutrality Senators -Cum'-iins. t enyon and Kirby voted for the res olution tontphf.. Senators O'Gorman, C'app and Works, the remaining three, retired to private life at the ehd of the last session. To You, Fellow Citizen Since war is inevitable, and all wars are a poor man's war, let wealth pay all the expense incident thereto and thus in a small way become a Dartner in the struggle for humani ty. War will not then seem so funny for the ones standing back and demanding human lives be yielded that they may proceed in peace and pleasure. - Make those ,who have incomes of $3,000 or more a year foot the bill. That is a small thing compared to the horors of war that fall to the common soldier and his kin. Do you understand us ? , Let Congressman Welty and Senators Pomerene and Harding hear from you. Get your neighbor at work along this line, and tell him to continue the agitation among his friends. Then make it a demand. (Continued on fourth page) Said to Be Held In Belgium Under Qerman Orders. A foiunn dispatch of last Friday to the Cincinnati Enquirer announc ed the fact i'jat Milion W. Brown, on line manager of the Celina Chau Ita a and .well known in this city, isnong tho attaches of the Belgian relief commission .temporarily held in Belgium v-nder orders of the Ger Imperial Government. Mr. Brown's home is in Cincinnati. T MI "?rr .SUV SOLD Robberies of Five. Stores in Heart of Town" I Tuesday Night Startles Old Town Oat of Belief of Its Splen did Secnrlty. Tolstoy's Vindication News reports from Russia tell of the pilgraniage to Tolstoy's grave of the peasants .enfranchised through the revoi jtion. It is a hopeful sign II indicates that free Russia may make a reality of Tolstoy's dream of great natiou wherein the great many wo lid not be the servants of the privilage." tew. Those who made a pllgraiiage to his grave must have been impressed by hi teachings Now it is fitting to necall Tolstoy's expression on what a government should do. When the ex-czar had first mounter1, the throne, Tolstoy made ti:is statement: "If the new czar were to ask me what I should advise him to do, I would say to him: 'Use your auto cratic power to abolish landed prop erty in Russia and to introduce the Single Tax system, and then give up our power and give the people a lib eral conatitut'on.' " No doubt this seemed extremely iiipract;cal and Utopian advice at the time it 'vas offered. The czar probably deemed serious considera tion of it as unthinkable. Perhaps he felt that when he gave of his plenty derived of taxation of the poor to relieve dls'ress njuong his sub- ects that his duty was done. But unless his mental ability is subnor mal, he mus now realize that he could not ha' e acted more wisely than to have done exactly as Tols toj suggested. It would have meant sacrifice of P.ia autocratic power. But Five bold robberies were pulley off Id this city uometlme last Tuesday Mpht, when us many business places vere entered after front doors had been bartered In. The robbers, however, secured very little bounty. Every indication points to the fact that there were he has now lost that anyway. His renunciation in Tolstoy's way would have been anidst the praises and blesslng?i of a loving and happy peo ple, liberated through his act alone, from political and economic slavery. Throughout his life he would have rnlnvprt th prntitiirln nnrl flfTpnllnn of his subjects. He would have been sveral in the P31"1? and they worked recorded in history as the world's eeeming v Ah knowledge as to greatest and most self-sacrificing where the officers were. tmanc.p:tror. wis cnnaren s cnu- The n!lture of the work piaceg u itu Auuiu.jiu.ve gloried in ineir ue- , .. , . .. , . , .. scent from one with so noble a rec- h'6'1 aud ot,ler circumstances indi ord. cate ver' strongly that the jobs were That is what might have been, pulled off by 'ocal talent. This is al Kow different is the reality! He goes the beief of Night Policemtn Heis- lino rorcea retirement, a deposed ty- Indictments Against Offenders of Law, Most of Them Bootleggers rant. The people must struggle for themselves to get .he freedom he once might have helped them "get. They have no cause for kindly feel ings for, their former master. He will be fortunate, indeed, if memory of cruel wrongs does not drive them tr infliet "vorse punishment than mere dethronement. There will be tan, who was at Lima on official bus iness Tuesday afternoon and night, f.ud only learned )f the robberies up on his return home Wjehnesday morn ing The fact that the time clock at the Weber Jeweley store was registered punctually 'try hour during tho night shows that both the merchant night p iiice, John Mayer and Fred no peasant pugiamages to nis grave. ni . !. It would be iiard to rind a more con- ppicuous exaruple of one who wast ed a great opportunity. There are other czars, although all do not wear crowns, who have in greater or less degree chances of the same nature to help oppressed hu manity. Probably they also feel smug satisfaction in contributing to charity, and wonder at the ingrati tude of those who .nevertheless, look upon them as oppressors. May they have no cause to repent too late. less admirable than his statement of leans and methods. President Wil son has driven straight to the heart of the ihsue nnd Congress must res- jnd. New "iork World. CONGRESS Not to Be $tampeded to Sudden Action, Allows Debate on War Resolution to Continue - Washington, April E. The House debated the var resolution all of to day and far into the night, and al though passage was assured before rejournment, the leaders predicted that a vote could not be reached un til early morning. For tne most ,part the discussion proceeded with an air of unemotional acquiescence, bcoies of members mak brief speeches to put themselves ci rejovd as reluctantly accepting war as tho only courte of honor. During the (lay the debate reveal ed an un 'xp i .V.d strength In the min ority opposing the resolution. Con fident predictions of not more than r dozen voter against it gave place tonight :o reports that the opposition might muster up-ward of 100 on the final roll-ca-.l and supporters of the i evolution conceded that the number to vote :n tho negative probablywould be mora than fifty. Representative McCullough of Ohio laie Iu theQitht offered an amend ment directing that "none of the mil itary fosses of the United States may t. traiis.uo.'leil for service in any Eu ropean country except on express op rroval of Congress.' A similar res olution iv as offered by Representative I'jitten. The presideur has met the expecta- ons of the nations and has stated the case with a force and decision that leaves no room for doubt as to is precise meaning and less room for question by all impartial judges to th3 absolute righteousness and justice of the cause :'or which we are draw the sword. His arraignmei of Germany is one of the most tre- enduoivs and crushing ever address ed in modern times by one power against .mot'ier. Philadelphia Pub lic Ledg SPIRIT OF THE PRESS In the most momentous hour of our history since the Civil War the na tion's chosen leader has made the fateful decision which duty and honor impose und Congress and the people will give him loyal support. Amer ica must help win the war, and the more speedily the better. But never vas a war message couched In terms revealing a more earnst and sincere love of peace. The people of the South hive learned to see In Abra ham Lincoln thejr true friend;-time will come when the German people will see that In all the world they hnve no better friend than Woodrow Wilson. Sprinfefleld Republican. No government of a great people was ever subjected to such a terrific indictment as that which President Wilson, with the full sanctiop and support of the American people, brings against the imperial govern ment of Germany. But, however stern our denunciation of these crimes against laws and humanity, they arn but the evil flower of the poisonous tree whicf? we now unite with other democracies to hew down and cast into the fire. Our battle Is with the Cerman autocracy, of which President Wilson's address is the loom. New ork Times. President Wilson's war address to Congress i:i more than an expression o a nation's patriotism. It is an ap peal to every instinct, every impulse, very tradit'on of doinociacy. The case of the American people can rest upon no higher plane than that upon Which President Wilson has placed it, aud his statement of reasons is no "London, April 3. -"A second Lin con; a Lin'vhi inaugural. In these simple words,"" says The Evening Star, "our emotions find expression trf we read the majestic closing words of President Wilson'3 message. We pre out asuamed to say that these vords are destined to echo through the ages and to be read by free men viih grateful V-earls. They fill our eyes with U'iUf. of pride and grati t .de. Here and now the future of humanity is being shaped mid molded for all time. "Lacking .r.ierica, the allies could and would have won the victory ov er orgpi'ized evil, 'jut the victory would not have been complete. Now wo know that the world's freedom is won and that the great peace for which we pray will be es tablished for evermore." cr knew nothing of the robberies un til tha next ,!vy. The p!aee& entered included the Jordan hardware store, and the Ott Moat Market on West Fayette street the Kaylor & Brenneman hardware store, S.jth M;iin street, and Unger er s g.wry and Beiersdorfer Meat market, on the curve at Main and Lo gan. The cath registers In all places were tapoed. About ten dollars was secured ut Otf's, a couple of dollars at Beiersdorfer's and six or seven f'nllnra 111 tTn -flroi,o TKo illa at tha v u ve, ...om u.s .., hardware stores were empty. At Jordan's several revolvers, raz ors and packet knives were taken and cases xpnsadved. Nothing but a rearl handled pocket knife was stolen fioin Kaylor & Brenneman 's, al one duty to peiorm, and that an un swerving, unl'ulierin, loyalty to the country and flag of our adoption whatever her course or wherever she may lead." inneauorui was puDiisnea in ine thnl,trh .jDir. ohnw aooo woro ron. ...oo-uw ,Mua, .u sacked The robbers, had a difficult task prying opep. the door into the 'alter p. ace, and only succeeded af ter they had busted the lock entirely Out of the dcor. At the Ungerer grocery they found the casu register locked and they car- Uunviaii and English, a rare occur rence in tht paper's columns. The president heed have no con cern as to the loyalty of Americans of Germf n ancestry. That question has been answered definitely and fin- - ally. I trust, however, that in the , . , . ,. . .. , . . ,' . .... ' . 'wo doors w?at, where it was batter- cays of tnal and bitterness to come ed The damage to the regis- It will understood in a spirit of far mo;, thanuffei.ed ba c. . , .1 ' '"'" the places ectered. There can exist no doubt over the standing of the American citizens of Germaii extraction. . The. German Americans do not have to give assur ances of loyalty. They, have steadily shown themselves to be true and du tiful citizens; with their blood they have helped to build and uphold the ration. St. l.ouis Westliche Post. Marshal f uncan on Wednesday notifle I all nearby towns to be on the look out for the robbers, and at tempts to d'epose of the stolen revol vers and razors. INTEREST THE GERMAN PRESS The KAprtss-Westbote, of Colum bus, tha oldest German paper in the State, tails its readers to stand by the lan I of their adoption. It says: "The lie is cast," declares the Ex-press-WCistbot'c editorially, in point iug out t German andAustro-Amer-icans that only one course remains to them to stand by thei government of the lan.l tney have chosen in war with thfe Teutonic empire. ' Forecasting passage of resolutions by Confioss declaring a state of war exists, iUe Columbus publication holds that "tb's was to be expected." "The state of uncertalnity existing the pait few weeks," it says, "has terminated in a declaration of war against Gerrnny. ''Our citizens of German birth and descent must govern themselves ac cordingly! "It yoy have' come to this country fiom Goimany 0f Austria-Hungary you camo of your own free will and Wcauso you desired to make this country your home. "If yov. have not become a citizen of the United States it Is your abso lute duty to do so at the earliest op portur.'i or be treated aa an alien. ( COX'S VETO Hits a Score of Laws Passed by Legislature In Local Aviation School Grows, and Promoter Beam Is Rush ed to Care for Business. 1 Vetoing a score of the measures passed by the recent general assem bly, permitting another score to be come laws without his signature, and signing others, Gov. James M. Cox completed hia legislative review at noon las!. Saturday and left for Cin cinnati, to speak at a patriotic gath ering thore with United States Sena tor Warren O. Harding. Some of the vetoed bills were stop ped because of incorrect form and im possible provisions; others because they violated the' government's state policies or tended to upset conditions Kftainst which no general objection has been made. The bills that were permitted to go by unsigned for the ri.ost part related to increases in lo cal expenditures .either in advancing salaries or compensation, or by the additlou of new forms of government. The most important veto was on ihc Billiugslea bill which provided that the compensation of all employes o.1' a municipal health department should be fixed by the city council. It was a reviver in spirit of the old "ripper" legislation and under it con ditions In all cities were to be upset t correct by stateute a local fight in ttfe city of Hamilton. In his veto message Gov. Cox said local situations should be corrected by the voters of the community and that It was not healthful for the state to extricate a ommunity from a result of its own B. Ward Beam, promoter and man ager of the Beam School of Aviation, in this eity, has found it neeessary to open up office rooms, and has made his headquarteis above the Olnhaus en Jeweiery Store, S. Main street. The Aviation School, has gained such a wide reputatfon, and cbnibin trt with Mr. heam's progressive abil ity in launching! of free attractions for fair.'!, amusement parks, etc., he has found it almost impossible to keep In correspondence with the many Inquiries received each' day. As it Is being announced broad-cast that Aviator Billy Urogji, of the world-wide fame, is the head instruc tor of the school here many letters a,-e being received from the larger cities, nnd Mr. Beam feels with the spring-s' mmer opening courses of the school he will be forced to open offices in seveial of the cities, plans being clrtady under way for the opening of otfic- rooms in Chicago. The new war aeroplane that arriv ed a few weeUr. ago is now upon the Aviation Field and demonstrations for the many students now enrolled ara being hold dally. On Wednesday another big aero- tContlnued on Eighth Page) Coldwater Buslnes .Changes Ow , nershlp. Real Estate broker W. O. Borman, cf this city, closed a deal the first of the week whoieby Joseph Rosenbeck. -f Ottawa bocame owner of the Aug ust Moorman meat market at Cold water. Mr. Moorman will move on a farm near Coldwater. The grand Jury of the April term of Common' Pleas Court reported to Judge Miller about half past ten yes terday morning after being in sesslo K'.nce Monday nornlng. The session wus a lather lengthy one, made so l! the examination Into boot-Ieggin rnd gambling conditions in this city, Quite a number of witnesses were examined In connection with the lurnishi-ig of liquor to Rufue Wag ner, Ead Couitright, Chloe Yingling, I.mmet Dumbauld and others in tills cit? rated aa habitual drunkards A Uig bunch of witnesses, includ i;ig quit! a I 'ii-'Der of young fellows were exr.mined iu coanection with re- icrted gambling holes in the south end. i Fifty-four witnesses were examin ed in all, cov fling tcventeen cases, Thirteen true bills or lndictmnts veie returnud and four cases ignor- Of the thirteen Indictments only six were made public when the report. .n& fll.i'. ilu-y were: Verlin ru'i-n ,al:8s Al Buckson, alias Al 'rtickson, alias Mearl Buck- iihe, for obtaining money under false pretense. William P,att, foi a similar of fense. Bert Taintei, on two counts for house bieak',?g. Joi.n Arnett, for embezzlement. John Kisei-, tor burglary. Anion:: tha indictments ignored v. as Ale.Miudor Smith for assault; Lichard florofC, for non-support; Al oyo Dab!;ell, for forgery. They j.uy during their session also isited tno county jail, and found things under Sheriff and Mrs. Pum- rhrey l:i tip-lop condition. They reported that they had found the. basement of the jail should he deepened and a cement floor plac ed therein: that its present condition is unsiebtly and unsanitary. They there' ore recommended that tie Commissioners give this matter their immedia'.i! attention, especially :'nce many- shailar recommendations by former (.-rand jurors had been v, holly lenored. The report was signed by A. W. LaRue, who wad selected as foreman 1-y Jude Miller when the jury con vened Vonday morning. Lata yestt.'i day afternoon Sheriff Pnmphrey arrested Ed Bone and Wil- l'u;n "Biij Bill" Shulto on indictments returned. Bono was indicted on two counts, one foi furnishing liquor to Earl CourtrigM and another for furnishing litjuor to Rufus Wagner. Schulte wan indicted for furnish ing li-mor lo'Courtrpht. Thes-j included seven of the secret indictments. It is rumored that one o her indictment is for furnishing li q'lor anl the other three for gara Hing. Nothing definite on this point was obtainable last night. Deputy Clerk of Couits Hin lcrs had his nands bo full yesterday afternoon looking after o'her ofllfio wiik and the case of High vs. Burnett being heard beforo Judge Miller that he did not suc ceed in petinc out more than the thiee writs al-ove mentioned. The others will be turned over to Sheriff I'umphrey for service somtime . this morning: This is the biggest bunch of indict ments returned for ueveral years by oye Juiv. and tiie matters have been given ?nw;utor Smbbs an abun dance vt wo'k. Common Ple&p Judge Miller last Monday afternoon called the docket for the April term of court, but as signed only a few cases for bearing. Judge MUler'e docket shows the following motions: Harry VacKirk vs Village of Ft. Recovery, injunction, assigned for April 10. Paul Junod vs. Ire E. Wagner, noney, assigned for April 10. John Grier vs. County Commis sioners, injunction, case settled and costs paid. W. E Co; te, executor, vs. First National Bank, money, assigned for April 10. John B. Schmitt et al vs. Frank I'enke as treasurer, injunction, as signed f-r Apiil 10. James H. Riley vs. Eulala Riley, divorce, assigned for April 10. The case of Luc:nda Smith vs. Tdinacd M. Smith, assigned for next Saturday, April 7. Elmer L. Tindall vs. Grace Tin- dall, divorce, continued off docket. X). H. Miller vs. W. M. Nolan, Ira Wagner rl., assigned for hear- on motion April 10. Coldwater Grain & Coal Co., throug.i their attorneys, Myers & My- is yesterday afternoon filed suit gainst A. O. Trippeer, praying for judgment in the sum of $605 with nterest and costs, .which amount plaintiffs claim on a bill of goods for orn, hy and coal sold to defendant. . ACCIDENTS NUMEROUS tu. Lauer, seventeen year old son of Mr. a-?d Mis. Fred Bauer, Liberty township, a member of the Celina High school lit! i-e ball squad, had the little finder of his left hand broken, while at pr.utice Wednesday after noon. He attempted to stop a high speedy one. Vera Buxton, North Mill street, employed at the Specialty Works had his left hand, between the first and t.econd lingeis badly laeerated yes terday morning, when a chisel he be way using in doing some cabiaet work, slipped. Verner C. Wilson of Van Wert, an employee of the Specialty Wjorks, had ii is: right wri-t sprained and an Ugly gaf-h cut in the palm of the hand, hand was caught in a wheel, while t work Wednesday afternoon. While rollrtr t-katiug on the side walk in front of her home Wednesday evening, Mary, ten-year-old daugh- fr ol Mr. and Mrs. David Freeman, I.eona .-t-ett, fell and fractured both bones of the left fore-arm. EXAMINATIONS For Positions of Clerk and Carrier at Local Post-Offlceto Be Held April 28. An c.k.nuiuation foi clerk and oar- ier will be held at the postoffice in this city on 'pril 28 1917. Each iplicant will he required to submit o the examiner on the day of exam ination ti photograph of himself tak- ei within two years. Age limit, is o 45 y-trs on the date of the exam- lation. Married women will not be admit ted to the examination. This pro hibition, however, does not apply to women who are divorced, but they re eligible for appointment only as clerk. i. VppHeanto must be physically sound, find male applicants must be rot less than 5 fet 4 inches in eight in bare, feet, and weigh not ess than 1 5 .pounds without over coat or l,at. ,. '; For application blanks and for full information ralative to the examina tions, (iimllflcaiions, duties,, salaries, acatloiv, promotions, etc., address inmeditely Secretary Board of Civil Service Ktanilnei6. Postoffice, Celi na, Ohio. BUSINESS MEN Go On Record as Favoring Ex periment Farm at Infirmary and Other Measures. The Celina Business Men's Asso ciation at their rpgular monthly meeting last Tuesday evening by re solution recon-.-nended a thorough in estigation and action in the matter Motorizing the local fire department an dthe iu.statlation of a fire alarm system. A committee was also appointed by the Association to confer with the council relative to immediate action in improving the south end. The assocaition also recommended to the Commissioners the use of 80 wcres of the County Infirmary farm a.- a County Experiment Farm. TOWN TOPICS Geo. H. Preston, of Montezuma, well known throughout the county, one time serving as Infirmary Direct or, has i-j'ated at Bradford, Ohio, where he has become' proprietor of the Hotel Dtv:y. His Mercer coun ty friends hope he may meet with success in his new venture. The term of J. W Riley as mem ber of the Soldiers' Relief Commls pion having expired on April 1, Com n.on P! an Judge Miller last Monday re-appointed him as a member of said Coinmif.sion for a period of three years, commencing on' April 2. Chapman Bros., the well known dredge men ot this city, were last, week awarded a $46,000 contract for dredging 25 miles of Blue river ditch near Columbia City, Ind. Work will begin just as soon as they can get their bit; dredges into the stream. Asa Kennard. laborer, was arrest ed by Marshal Duncan last Monday evening for being drunk and disor derly. He plead guilty before Mayor Scranton Tuesday morning and was fined $5 and costs. He paid the bill and was released. Mr. and M"o. Mike Schock, North Mill street, are the happy parents of p. bouncing baby boy", born last Sat urday. State Senator Ge rge Holl, of New Knoxville, wai in this city yesterday, r. witness in an action before the Com mon Plea Court. One moment please, doest thee for M'lh, we. are bullded on the shore of Grand Lake.