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OCRAT Worth Selling . Is Worth Telling ADVERTISE! ONE PAPER In tha HOME to worth a om In th byway, and JuM rtmimbw THE DEMOCRAT la tha hama aaaar af Maraar Count, a a a EtteblUhxi Mt I 1195. BnUrad tb-CHaa. ' "i.v-HU-M Mmad-dau mII aittt. Volume 22, Number 2 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, April 20, 1917 EM DIG ORDER LANDED EdmiiD't Brandts last Suturday se- cured from a well known Dayton con corn an order for munlc cabinets which will total $100,000. This la undoubtedly the largest Bin pie order ever taken by a manufactur ing concern in this city. On account of it tho management of the Celina Specialty Company will have to make engagements .either to double Its working force or put in a night shift. since th i orders the company have now looked, exceed $200,000. , Thin last order has been secured from a well known business concern at Dayton who has been struck by the excellent workmanship and beau tiful finis!. 6l cabinets turned out by the local manufacturers. WITH CITY FATHERS Owl a,; to the absence of Council men Dcsch and Beiersdorfer at the adjourned meeting cf Council last Tuesday night several matters of Im port could not bo disposed of, among them thi ordinance to provide for issuance bonds in the sum of $10,00') to motorize the local Are de partment and Install an up-to-date fire alarm system. A resolution authorizing condem nation proceedings on the lots in con sideration for the .South Side park improvement waa unanimously pass ed, and Clerk Winters was authorlz ed to servo notice of condemnation fioceed'ngs upon tho owners. . T. J. Blake, C. P. Schunck and Philip Beiersdorfer, the assessing committee on the East Side Storm Sewer, reported their lndlngs. The report was accepted and the assess ments orJered placed on file for ex amination of those Interested. COURT MATTERS Judge Miller on Wednesday grant ed a "divorce to Eliza Shaw from her husband Benjamin Shaw, on the grounds of habitual drunkenness. Plaintiff restored to her maiden name of Eliza Cottrell. The ense of the State of Ohio vs. Verlin Buxtin. indicted for obtaining r.ioney under false pretense, came to a very abrupt close last Monday af ternoon, when after the state's wit nesses had been examined Prosecutor Stubbs filed a motion askiBgthe court to instruct the jury to return a ver diet aga.ust him and in favor of the plaintiff of not guilty. Judge Miller p.L6taind the motion. Verdict direct ed and returned accordingly. ' The case of the State of Ohio vs. William Pratt, assigned for trial yes terday was vacated because of the continuation r.f the- Arneit case, and will be re-assigned later. The case of the State against John Vlser for burglary, will be heard to day and that of Ed Bone, charged with bo ltlogging, will be heard to morrow. The folio wlajr jury eases have been assigned for next week: Monday--Economy Hog & Cattle Powder Co. vs. A. J. Eaumgartner et al. . Tuesd .-State of Ohio vs. Joseph Snyder. Wednesday -William Marker vs. Hiram Green. ThursdayState cf Ohio ex rel Mollie Tr'fainger vs. Leo Schaffer. Moi'a, May 7 M. J. Hemmert, plaintiff In error vs. State of Ohio, defendant In error. Senator J. D. Johuson received a message iast Saturday apprising him of the lcath' oi his sister's husband, Ed. L.' Swiehart, who died Friday morning at his homo at Findlay. Mr. Swiehart had been in usual health . ttil several days ago when he sustai i'-d a paralytic stroke. Deceased was a former resident of this county and is well known In Ce lina and ficinity. , Surviving are the wife and three daughters, one daugh ter, Mrs. Walter Mariner, a resident of DubUa township. ' Senat. Johnson and family, and Mr, and Mrs. Walter Mariner and Mr. rud M.p. Nathan Figley, of near Bockfo-1. atttnded the funeral ser vices heM at Findlay Sunday after noon. Therj will he a meeting of the Ear ly Local 207 Equity Union at the J Haar school house, Friday evening, ' April 30, 7.30 o'click. Every member Is arged to be pres ent at this meeting as the matter of incorporating will be taken up at this time. N Mr. Ton Line, of Ft. Wayne, will c- tne epeaiter at mis meeting. Gail Fieeman, of Ohio City, an employee at. the furniture factory, is laid up v 1th a disabled fight hand, an the result of running a large splin ,tei of wood into the first and second fingers of the hand, while at work last Friday morning, -By a card received at this office a few days ago, the arrival of a baby daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Ahern, of Cabel, O., was an nounced. Mrs. Ahren was a former Cellpa girl, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Studer. ' ,v Mrs. W. T. Hunter, for many years a resident ou North Main street, of Rockford, died of Bright's disease on Monday. April 2, at the home of her daughto-, Mrs. C. E. Byers, and fam ily, in Lm Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Hun ter had been in falling health for sev tral yearn.1 yet her death came as a phock to her family. Rockford Press. v- Big Pcle says he sold 687 pairs of shoes, sucks, gloves aud overalls last Saturday. GOO FOIl KOIIU EYES The Mffjtman Bros. &. Brandts Co., the widely known tuble-makers of this city, aud one of the biggest man ufactui' ,? concerns of this line of prods in the state, are flying Old Clory from the top of the big water tank at their buildings, one of the highest places in town, making It very conspicuous. ISSUE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS Washington. D. C, April 18 Cfllna Democrat, Celina, O. Print consplciously it Is proposed to ralsM an army of a million men. Do you favor raising this army by conscription or calling for volunteers Please reply immediately by letter or conscription or calling for volun tcers? Pleaae reply Immediately by Jotter cr telegram. B. F. WELTY. Our Reply Cell . ., O., 3 :21 p. m. April 18, Hon. B. F. Welty, M. C, Washington, D. C. Opprso conscription. Volunteers first, last and ail the time. Tfli; CELINA DEMOCRAT. Conscription Is unnecessary In war app"o rod by the people. To re sort to torch in obtaining recruits Is to crea'..! doubt as to whether the people wished war to be declared, Congres .men and Senators who vote for conscription thereby confess their own do of. Wiien in addition to voting conscription of men, they re use to vote for conscription of weulth they laj themselves open to even worse Imputations. . , Judge James H. Day, Mercer county's pioneer jurist and Civil War Veteran, lies at the point, of death at his homo on Wjest Fulton street, with ro hope3 or recovery. COUNTY GRANGE AFFAIRS The Neptuue Orange met in regu lar session at the township hall on "riday night, April 13. After a short business session,, the Master declared open Grange for the lecture hour, and a box social was-enjoyed by all. 12 boxes were sold and a little over $12 ,'as taken iu. Arlon Copeland was the auctioneer and he certainly un derstands his business. Vocal music was furnished, during the supper by some of the young folks. Great credit Is due the committee, Ernest Kelley, Vermont Young and Miss Hedrick, for their efforts to make the evening b success. On next Friday evening a class of 12 will e given, the first and second degree, All Grangers interested In ordering applies through the Grange should e preuent at the meeting, as these natters are now under discussion. On Saturday evening, April 21, Mr. S. n. Wilkin of Dayton will give lecture at the township hall in Neptune. The subject will be "Can Monarchy and Democracy Exist on a Large i-'cale and the World be at Peace. The lecturers of a patriotic nature nd should meet with hearty support. Admission free. Unity Grange, 2116, of Murphys- arg, will on Tuesday evening, April 24, confjr the third and fourth de grees o i au eugtDie candidates. Luncheon ,'ll be served following degree work. All patrons cordially invited. Wf H. SWARTZ, Master. AGLES TO HAVE BIG TIE About forty candidates will be ini- ated I y the local Eagle lodge next Tuesday night. Elaborate plans, including a street parade and a big banquet, have been made. Many visitors are expected from ockfoi-1, S';. Marys,. Wapakoneta nd MiiiEte aorles. The llluminaled street parade at :30 wil' be headed by the Celina Boys Ba'.d. "Brun t'- Bcrzel is pflying the best game on the Cardinal infield. He did som.) wonderful fielding Friday and cut In with a single to center field which scored two runs in the seventh Cincinnati Commercial, of April 14. The two runs which Bruno sent f cross von the game for the eardl pals. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McComb en tertained at dinner Sunday in honor of his br "titers and sister and rela tives of Lima. A sumptuous dinner and a jolly good time was had by all present, after which they all assem bled to the front and had all their pictures t: ' cu. Those from Lima were: Mr. end Mrs. Colburn and daughter, Lois; Mr. and Mrs. Frank McComb; Misses Helen, Doris and Margurite McComb; Mr. and Mrs. Snermun McComb; Zelma and Fran c.fi McComb; Mrs. Hazel and son, WfUter Davis; Dr. Dwight Steinman aud son. Joe; Lisle McComb Lucille. Among the invited guests were W. M. Nolan und wife and the Misses Helen and Lti-a Nolau of Dayton, Elizabeth Miller, Celina. There will be a dance at the Hier holzer hall, Coldwater on next Thurs day evening, April 26. Music by the Saxaphone trio. . ' John Hordeiing, who -for the past sixteen, years has been barberlng at the Kistler Bros, shop, resigned his position Wednesday and has gone to Coldwater, where he, has accepted a position as manager of the Weamer barber ahoy In that village. S 1 Pju President Wilson, in Appeal to the People of the Speak, Act and Serve Together, Each in the Capac ity for Which We Are Best Fitted. Washington, April 16. "The su preme test of the nation has come We mi; ft all speak, act and Rene to gether! ' In these solemn words President Wilson concludes an address to the ni tlon .Issued from the White Houbo on Sunday nicSht, In which he appeals to "niv fellow countrymen" of both M-xes to enroll themselves in a vast "service army" to marshal and In crease the economic tesources of the United States for the most effective use In the war with Germany. The t xt of the address follows: Mv Follow Countrymen: The en trance of our cwnbeloved country In to the grim, terrible war for democ racy and human rights which has shaken the world creates so many rroblem of national life and action which call for Immediate considera tion and settlement that I hope you will pei -nit me to aadress to you a few words of earnest counsel. We arc rapidly putting our navy upon ai effective war footing, and cro about to create and equip a great army, nr-t these are the simplest parts of the jrreat task. There Is not a single selfish ele ment, so far as I can see, in the cause we are flgntiug for. We are fighting for what we believe and wish to be the rights of mankind and for the future peace and security of the vorld. To do this great thing worthily and succesKfilly we must devote our selves to the service without regard to profit or material advantage. We iiii&t realize how great the task ft and r.ov many things, how many kinds and elements of capacity and service and &elf-sacrlfice it involves. These ra Things We Must Do Well Or Mere Fighting Will Be s Frultlej-s These, then are the things we must Co well, besides fighting the things vithout which mere fighting would be fruitls: We must supply abundant food for ourselves and for our armies and our P'-ameu; aUo for a large part of the nations with whom we have now v ade common cause. We must supply ships by the hun- d:eds t carry to the other side of the sea, sur. Marines or no suDinarines, what will every day be needed there. nnd abundant materials out of our fields aud our mines and'our factor ies with whicn not only to clothe and equip our own forces on land and sea, but also to clothe and' support our r-tople for whom the gallant fellows vnder arms can no longer work, to help clothe and equip the armies with whfch we are co-operating in Europe, nd to keep the looms and manufac tories there in raw materials; coal for the ships at sea and in the furnaces of hundreds cf factories across the sea; steel out of which to make arms r.:td am .luniiijn; locomotives and r'lline stock to tako the place of those every day goingtopieces; mules, horses, cattle for labor and for mili- t'.tjt service; everything with which th.epeiple of. England and France aud Italy ana Russia have usually supplied themselves but cannot now a ford t!io mep. the materials or the machl'i ry to jiake. Kfliciency is Greatest Need Now To Bi'ini; Industrial Forces to a Standard It is evident to every thinking man that our Industries, in arms, In ship yards, in the factories, must be made more prolific and more efficient t.lan ever, a.n-i mat tney must De more DAN CUPID VICTIMS Clarence W. Becker, of Coldwater aud Miss Mary Patterson, of Monte zuma, sr united in marriage at the omeof iho bride's parents, at Mon- ezuma last Monday morning, Rev. S. E. Wil'i of the Church of Christ, officiating. -s They were attended by Earl Miller, of Ft. Recovery, and Miss Esther Johnson, of Montezuma. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WL . Lacy, of Montezuma. The groom is a well known young man of Coldwat r. Alter a brief honey moon ih' will be "at home" to their relative's and many friends at Cold water. ' , Prank Prenger, 22, farmer, Mar ion' township and Reglna Mescher, 22, housekeeper, Marlon township. Rev. MiBter. Pearl Ti. Sutler. 37, mail carrier, ilcckford; and Blanche M. Pifer, 22, teacher, Rockford. Rev. Lance. C. C. Clay, 45, carpenter, Mendon, and Elizabeth Parrott, 52, house- eeper, Mendon. Rev. Slough. Clarence Becker, 21, piano tuner, Coldwater, and Mary Patterson, 19, telephone operator, Montezuma. Rev. Wilkin. Berna- I Lcgant, 27, woodworker, Dayton, and Emma Moorman, 28, dressmaker,-Butler township., Rev. Reitz. Russo-, the 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Laramore of west r f town was operated upon last Sat urday for appendicitis. He la doing nicely. cononiically managed and better nd apt oil to the particular require mcnts of our task than they have teen; and wh.it I want to say Is that (he men and the women who devote their thouglit .nd their energy to tbepe things will be serving the coun try and conducting tho fight for peace and freedom just as truly and list as effectively s Iho men on the bat tlefield. The industrial forces of the coum try, men and woi.iou alike, will be a great national, r great international yervice army a rotr.ble and honored boft engaged In the service of the na- t!.m and the world, the f-tlifient 'itiiids and p .'rs of free men ev erywhere. Hundreds of thousands, of men therwlir. liable to military service v 111 of i i(,iit and necessity be excus ed and Rsiiigied to the sustaining work of the Acids, and factories, and mines, ihey will be as much part of the great patriotic forces of the nation as the men under fire. An Kurnea W-ird To Farmers on the Increased l'roducfion of Food Supplies I tako tne liberty, therefore, of ad dressing this word to the farmers of the country and to ail who work on he farms: Tiie supreme need of our own nation and of the nations with which we are co-operating is aft abun dance o' supplies, and especially of foodstuffs. Without abundant food the whole Creat euterpriso upon which we have embarked will break down and fall. The world's food reserves are low. Not only during the present emer gency but for some time after peace shall have come botN our own peo ple and a large proportion of the peo ple of Europe must rely on the har vests in An. erica. Upon the farmers of this country, therefore, in large measures rests the fate of thf war and the fate of the nations. May the nation not count upon thfm to omit no step that will increase the production of their land cr that wiil biing about the most ef fectual co-operation in the sale and d'Rtrib'jtt n of their .products? Tho time is short. It is of the most imperative Importance that ev erything possible be done and done immediately to make sure of large harvests. I call upon young men and old alike and upon the able-bodied hoys of the land to accept and act upon this duly. Particular Appeal Made To Farmers Of b'outh To Plant Abundantly At Once 1 particular! appeal to the farmers of the sodth to plant abundant food stuffs as well as cotton'. They can show their patriotism in no better or more convincing way than by resist ing the gnat temptation of the pres- nt price of cotton and help ing upon a great scale, to feed the people woo are fighting for their lib erties and for our own. The variety of their crops will be the visible meas ure of their comprehension of their national duty. The government of the United States and the governments of the several stales stand ready to co-op- eratet Tha course of trade shall be as un hampered as i: is possible to make It, and there shall be no unwarranted manipulation of the nation's food supply b those who handle it on its way to the .consumer. This is our opportunity to demon strate tne efficiency of a great democ- acy, and we shall not fall short of It. This let me say to the middlemen COI.DWATEK BOY IN TROUBLE vpakoneta Daily News A young man, aged about 19 years, claiming to hail from Coldwater, was intercepted al the C, H. & D. depot Thursday morning after he had pur chased a tlckrt for Dayton, and waa later locked up in the city prison un til the police could investigate his case. The young stranger "put up" at the Cottage Hotel on East Mechan ic street Wednesday night, and left withou paying for his bed. Mrs. Robersou, the proprietress claimed. The youug man is acquainted with another man stopping at the Cottage Hotel, anl employed In a local fac tory. W?hen searched after being de tained it was found the young fellow headed tor Dayton had $12.80 on his person. He gave his name as Albert Piepenbrock. Rev. and Mrs. John Reese, of Ce lina, Oilo, leiurned home Monday af ternoon after a visit with thcr son-in-law, Chae. O. Welmer, and wlfe.-W. North street, Mr. Reese filling the pulpit at Pleasant HU1 Evangelical church, Sunday morning. Mr. Reese stopped in this city enroute home bom Kokoino, where Saturday he at tended the-funeral services of Rev. J. J. W' 3, who was former presiding elder of the Ft. Wayne district of the Evangelical church, in" which the Portland cuurch Is located. Air. Wise, aged fifty-one years, died in Florida, where ho had gone to spend the win ter and the remains were taken" to his home in Kokomo for burial. Port land DaJy Sun. Big Pe.e says he has four extra clerks Tor Saturday, but you had bet ter comeUurlng the week If you can, to get b 'tter attention. Nation, Says We Must Al of every sort, whether they are hand licg our foodutuffs or our raw mater ials of manufacture or the products of out mills nnd factories: The eyes of the country will be especially up on you. This Is your opportunity for signal uorvlct, efficient and disinter est.ed. The country expects you, as 't export all others, to forego unus ual puifltit, to organize and expedite shipment of supplies of every kind but especially of food, with an eye to the service you are rendering and in the j pirlt of those who enlist in the rank, for their people, not for themselves. I shall confidently expect you to de- seive and win the confidence of peo ple of every sort and station. Gieat Tk for the IlaJ'ways Is Seem Merchant Given a Motto for Service To the men who :un th railways of the country whether they be man agers or operative employes, let me say that the railwaya are the arteries cf the nation's life, and that upon them rests ti e imm-mse responsibil- y of seeing to It that those arteries suffer no obstruction of any kind, no lnernc:-?ncy or Mackened power. To the merchant let me suggest the motto, Small profits and quick ser vice," and to the shipbuilders the thought that the life of the war de ends upon him. The food and the war supplies must be carried across the seas, no matter haw many ships are sent to the bottom. i To the m'ner let me say that he stands where the farmer does: The work of the world waits on him. If ho slack is or fails armies and states men are 1 elplvFs. The manufacturer does not need to be t-'ld 1 hope, that the nation looks to him to speed and perfect ev ery process; and I want only to re mind his employes that their service is absolutely indispensable and is counted on by every man who loves the country and its liberties. Let mo suggest also that every one who creates or cultivates a garden helps and heips greatly to solve the problem of the feeding of the na tions; and that every housewife who practices strict economy puts herself In the ranks of those who serve the nation. Wastefulness Is Wicked, Says Wil son; Let All Combine to Curb Tendency This id the time for America to cor rect her unpardonable fault of waste fulness and extravagance. Let every man and every woman assume the du ty of careful, provident use and ex penditure as a public duty, as a.dic U te of patriotism which no one can now expect ever to be excused or for given fo- ignoring. In the hope that this statement of the needs of the nation and of the world in this hour of supreme crisis may stimulate those to whom -it comes and remind all who need re minder of the solemn duties of a time such as the world haa never seen be fore, I beg that all editors and pub lishers everywhere will give as prom inent publication and as wide circu lation a:i possible to this appeal. I venture to suggest also to all ad vertising agencies that they would perhaps render a very substantial and timely service to the country if they would give it widespread repetition. And I hope that clergymen will not think the theme of it an unworthy or inappropriate subject of comment and homily from their pulpits. The supreme test of the nation has come. We must all speak, act and serve together! WOODROW2 WILSON. NEW PARTNERSHIP FORMED J. F. McGee, the well known West Market atreet hardware man, this week sold a half interest in his store to Reed Beauchamp, a hustling young man pf Montezuma. The new partner of Mr. McGee takes Immediate possession. The new firm ill be known as McGee & Beauchamp. Mr. McGee established himself im business in the old Nungester hard ware and stove store. South Main St., eleven years ago. Later he moved to his present and more commodious quarters at tiie corner of Market and Walnut stieets. He has done a gen eral bus ness 'u hardware and stoves, roofing and spouting. The busiuess has assumed such proportions that it required two men to look at't'jr Its difTerent branches, hence the organization of a partner ship, l-i this connection Mr. McGee dosires to thank all former customers for th?'r kind patronage and the firm wants tne continuation of the same cordial relations with the buy iug public as has heretofore existed. The local lodge Daughters of Re tekah initiated nine candidates at the reitiiar meetin last Tuesday night, tiie result of a spirited contest between two classes of lodge mem bers. Tho candidates were: Mrs.' Inez Thomas, Mrs. Ida Dibble, Mrs. Alice Lewis, Mrs. Hugh Thomas, and the Misses Emma Karr, Opal Burris, Er ma Jackson and Rowena Hight. Mrs. W. H. Johnson was called to Leipsic on account of the death of her brother, who passed away at that place lart Sunday. BCDCI.L GETS APPOINTED The Democratic County Executive f..omiult'"o last Saturday afternoon appointed John J. Bedell, one of the most antUe democrats of this city, as f. member of the Deputy State Super visors of Election, to succeed Chas. Creeden, whose second trm expires May 1. Tho Republican committee recom-uK-nded for re-appointment, W. W. Wiley, of Wawhington township. The other members of the Board are J. II. llaitings, Democrat, St. Henry, and H. H. Drury, Republican, Union township. The Board will meet sometime after May lat to or- fiiiilze and appoint a clerk. PROGRAM FOR C.E. MEET The following program will be ren dered i'.t i i,e Presbyterian church at 7.30 next Friday evening, the 27th. The program will ba preceeded by a banquet to vluUing C. E. delegates at (he Ashley hotel at 5:30. The pro pram : Overture Orchesti a. March "On ward Christian Sol diers." an! Selecting delegations. Song. Reading of Minutes by Secretary. Invocation. Orcnestra. Roll "'ill of Societies. Awarding of Banner. Address Rev. L. E. Ames, Coun ty Citizenship and Temperance Supt. Solo--Miba Grace Huntwork, Fort Recovery. "Tlje Challenging" Field Secre- ary, Arch Cordier. Offer! -s. Address. "C. E. Goals for 1917", Rev. CLas. R. Line, Hamilton, Ohio, Convention Committee chairman for State Convention. COMMISSIONERS The Auditor's report on the 1917 aluatlon of real estate has been filed Ith tho Co'inty Commissioners. Some cli.inges have been made in the aluatlon cf lands in the Mile Creek Ditch Section, Mariou township, and also in the valuation of lots along the i-nproved ist.-eels in Coldwater. The Commissioners have fixed April i, 1917 at 9 o'clock a. m. for the heari ig on said report. iVt a meeting of the Board last week Auditor Steinbrunner submitted is findings ou the 1917 real estate 'Situation, as follows: I have compar ed the valuation of the various tracts r lands and lots listed on the 1916 iplicate and find same are equaliz- d fairly well, being somewhat less than full value as shown by recent transfer'. The iand in the east tier of town ships set -ni to be appraised lower than the others, probably due to the con- our of surface and kind of soil. We have re-assessed the real es tate in Marion township .owing to ditch improvements, etc.; also the lots in Coldwater along the brick streets. . Meeting on the matter of the Heyne ditch last Friday the Board found in favor of same and that the route described is the best. They de termined that the ditch be granted as petitioned for, except that tile be laid in east bank in order to sufllciently cover tile and tile to be cleaned up stream as tar as necessary. The engim-er made the following eport on the sale of the Rabe ditch: Labor, Main ditch to N. N. Boice for .Zi; estimate, $407.90; to be completed Sept. 1. Labor, extension to same for $4 3; stimar.e ip47.00; to be completed by Sept. 1. - in ad lit'on to contract price, labor contractor to receive four cents per foot for all go .d 15 inch tile taken up and used, and 20 cents per foot for 11 good 12 inch tile taken up and left on ditch bank. Tile. Main ditch to Ft. Recovery ile Cd. for $715; estimate $726.38, to be completed Aug. 1. Tile, extension to same, for $139; Btimate $X42.S0; to be completed by ug. 1. The followiuA brils were allowed (Continued on fourth page) TOWN TOPICS Ms. Graut Karr, cf Cary O., who visiting relatives and old-time lends In the county, in company ith Aim. Ida Powell made The Dem ocrat a pit-asant call Saturday. Bert Fry was arrested Wednesday ornins by Marshal Duncan on an affidavit of William Kettner, charg ing Fry with insulting Kettner's wife. Fry was intoxicated. He plead guil ty before Mayor Scranton and was fined $5 and costs. He settled. A V. Fifabbaugh, of this city, was low bidder on the water line exten sion work offered by th' Board i-f Public Affairs last Tuesday. Owing to the great advance i:i the cost of material, the Board took the matter under consideration until their next meeting on April 24. Art Woods was arrested last Mon day by Marshal Duncan on an affida vit filed against him by Gary Hill cary, charging assault and battery. " At the hearing before Mayor Scranton both Woods and Hilleary plead guiity to disturbing the peace f nd wen each fined $1 and costs. The following officers were selected at the regular meeting of the Shakes pere club, held with Misses Mabel rnd Lev McDonald, South Mill St., last Friday evening: President, Myr tle Criokett; Tlce president, Clyde Andrews; secretary, Maude Collins. The clun also decided to use the Red path Buieau'8 attractions for next season's lecture course. TIIE GRIM REAPER Mrs. Albert Raudabaugh, aged CI years. Ml at six o'clock last Sunday morning at her home on East Fulton Rtreet, following a lingering illness. She hat been confined to her bed since la.it Thanksgiving. Deceased was born and raised la Oi nter township. She and her hus tand in -ed to this city in 1903. Surviving are the husband and six d lidrer. Mavcr G. M. Raudabaugh, of St. Marys; J. W. Raudabaugh, of Center townsLIp; Judge O. Rauda baugh, of this city; Mrs. William Pierce, of Bowling Green, "Ky.; Mxi. D. A. M'iier, of Center township, and Mrs. B. H. Olds, of Conneaut. Three brothers Miletus and A. B. Newcomb. of this city, and Orrin Newcomb, of Center township; two sisters Mrs. Minnie fitemen, of this city, and Mrs. George Miesse, of Cen ter townslip, and fourteen grand children also mrvive. Fun ": services were held at the M. E. chui.'h last Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Lance in charge. Inter ment at North Grove. Mrs. Lcl Springer, aged 65 years. died yesterday morning at her home a' Montezuma. Several years ago i lie sustained a paralytic stroke and never regained her normal health. She was a bister of Mrs. Isaac Hain- llne, of Center township, who died a couple ft weeks since, and was a native n( Center township. She is survived by her husband and Ave children W. R. Springer, of Toledo, and MesH.tnies D. L. Cook and H. L. Carter, of Montezuma; Mrs. P. F. Weamer, of Coldwater, and Mrs. Chas. Snyder, living north of this ci ty. Two brothers also survive. Funeral services will be held at the Montezuma' U. B. church at ten .'clock, Sunday morning, with Rev. Ilight in charge. Mary Katbeune, tho three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Micsse, of West Jefferson, died sud denly Wednesday evening, in its mother's arms, while the family was enroute home from this x city. - The mother thought the child was sleep ing, but unable to rouse it when they reached home, a physician was sum moned, but to on avail. Death was due to heart trouble. Funeral services will be held at Swamp College this morning. Clemens Mothorsl, aged 70 years, died Wedr,osday morning at his home at Zenz t-ity, as the result of a stroke cf appoplexy, sustained a few days previous!. His wife and several children survive. Funeral services will be l.eld at the Carthagena Catho lic church tomorrow morning. The funeral servicefe of Mrs. Wil liam Pier.storff, who died Wednesday at her home in Hopewell township, will be held at the Hopewell Luther an ciiuic'i at 9 o clock tomorrow morninfe', with Rev. Reitz in charge. Mrs. Caarles Studer, aged 55 years, aiea at six o ciock yesteraay morning t her home on East Livings-ton street, following an illness of a year's duration. Nine months ago Mrs. Studer un derwent an operation for appendici tis at tbs St Elizabeth hospital, at Oayton. She never fully recovered. Wednesday noon, in hopes of prolong ing her life, she was again operated upon by Drs. Beatty, of Dayton, as sisted by Drs. Hattery and Gibbons, of this city. She rallied from the operation, but took a sudden turn for the worse Wednesday night. Deceased was born at Covington, Ky. Her cuildliood days were spent at Cartbasena, where in 1887 she was married to Mr. Studer. They have been residents of this city for S years. She is survived by her husband and six children Rose, of Dayton; Raymond, of Albany, New Tork and Lenora, Elvira, Dorthy and Arthur, at home. Funeral services will be held at the Cathoh'c church to-morrow morning. Joseph Meyer, aged 57 years, died suddenly last Tuesday evening at his home, south west of this city. Mr. Meyer was a native of Germany but came to this country some thirty years , and has become one of Jef ferson townships best known and most pn-speious farmers. His first wife died in September, 1895. Later he married Katherine Zumberge and to this union was born e'gnt children. She and the child ren survive Misses Frances and Mary, cf Cincinnati; and Frederick, Anna, Eii'.abeth, Leo, Albert and Bernadine, all at home. Funeral services will be held at the Cat:ioiic church, in this city, this morning. Mrs. George Howick, age 66 years, died early last Sunday morning at her home in Center township, six miles northeast of this city, follow ing a two month: illness of pneumon ia. Her husband preceded her In death five weeks ago. The deceased is survived by ten children Mrs. B. C. Hoyng, of Graf ton, Wpt Virginia; Albert Howick, of Center township; Mrs Wm. Craft, of Jefferson township; William Howick, of Center township; John Howick, of Jefferson township; Mrs. John Holt man, of Coldwater; Mrs. Joe Knapke, (Continued on Eighth Pago) LATE ARRIVALS Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ott are the par ents of ;t bouncing baby boy, born last Frle'ay morning. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fry, South Su gar street, arc the parents of a baby girl, born last Sunday morning. The ladies' aid sociey of the Pres r j-terian church will be entertained by Mesd vues H. O. Mowery and J. L. Fennlg at the latter's home. East Wayne street, this afternoon.