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HE C. NA DEMOCRAT H Glance Over To-Day's Adver tisements. It pays Newspaper Advertising AK ways Meets the Test EiUblUhtd Mil. 1113. lutorti th-.Um, ii. t-fhM e d-clw well tti Volume 22, Number 6 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, May 18, 1917 LIVES Of Venule Pioneer Couple Go Out As Result of Accident Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Beougher the Victims Daughter and Son-ln-Law Injured. THE DEAD Harvey Beougher, aged 74. Mrs. Harvey lleougher, aged 71. Tim INJURED Wk M. Monroe. Mtb. W. M. Monroe. At the result of an automobile catastrophe two miles west of West chester, Indiana, last Sunday morn ing:, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Beougher, - well known elderly residents of the west end oil Jefferson township, are dead, and their son-in-law and daugh ter, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Monroe, al so of West .Jefferson, are badly In jured. The automobile party, in a new Ford, driven by Mr. Monroe, were on their way to visit Mr. and Mrs. Beougher's son, Jesse, and family, at New Castle, Ind. While going down a rather steep grade, Mr. Monroe suddenly noticed a bad hole In the road, and applied the brakes to save hitting the hole. The brakes took such hold that the rear of the car was swung around throwing the occupants out . Mr. and Mrs, Daniel Freeman, of Ft. Recovery, were In another machine only several hundred feet ahead. One of their party saw the accident and they hur ried back to find all the occupants of the wrecked car unconscious. They were carried Into a nearby farm house and two Portland physi cians and an. ambulance summoned. All the Injured excepting Mrs. Beougher shortly regained conscious ness. The physicians found that Mr. Beougher's chest was badly crushed and that he was Injured internally; that Mrs. Beougher's right arm was broken, her head cut open and she was probably injured internally; that Mr. Monroe's left wrist was sprained, a rib fractured and his face was liter ally cut to pieces; that Mrs. Monroe had sustained a bad hip bruise, but was otherwise uninjured. Mr. and Mrs. Beougher were plac ed In the ambulance and brought, at the request of Mr. Beougher, to the Monroe home. 1 Mr. Bfiugher talked t the physi cian on the way home, but became suddenly unconscious when near the Monore home, and died as they were removing him from the ambulance. KNLISTtf IN COAKT ARTILLERY Ralph BrownB, son of Rev. P. L. Browns, pastor of the Bethany Evan gelical church, baa Just Informed his parents of his enlistment with the coast artillery at Fort Totten, New York. STREET COMMISSIONER MERKLE IIIRT IN RUNAWAY SUCCESS In Every Way Was First Annual Field Day NOTICE T() APPLICANTS OK THE I'MTV GRANGE Street Commissioner Ed Merkle All persons who wish to be uUmit ted into the Unliy Grunge and have hortofore handed In their applica tions nrn req jested to be present on Tuesday evening, Muy 22, that they may receive their work In the 1st and 2nd degrees. COMMITTEE. NO RIGHT To Pose As Champions World Wide Democracy had the ligaments In his right ankle And Track Met of Mercer Count t I iiol,T" tXIO.V MEETING torn and the leg broken Just above the knee yesterday afternoon when his team ran away with him. The wagon struck-the traffic post at the corner of Market and Walnut streets and threw Mr. Merkle out. He was removed to the OUb hospital, where the injuries were attended to. School Last Friday Brief Review of Result. A large crowd of school children and many parents from all sections of the county attended the First An- Theie will be an Equity Union meeting at the Clutter school-house, Tuesday evening, May 22, at 7.30 o'clock. All members are requested to attend this meeting. And Then Deny Women Ballot, Says Noted Suffragist-Cox Will Take Up Flgnt. Ohio State Journal Governor Cox's declaration that he The NeDtune Granee held a busi- wl11 do everything in his power to do nui wii,i n p..b . ness meetlne on las Friday evenlne. feat the referendum on Ohio's presi- I H.U i j, ilrlMnrflll Wnmnil HllffrarrA Kill anil Vf .... tho c.hnni0 f t. ., ui.t I me euui situation was uiscusseu anu '""6u v. e .vuUv7, uc.u .u arrangementB made for the organiza- Carrie Chapman Catt's merciless out this city last Friday. The weather tion of a pamona Grancn in the near Pouring of Invective against the Unl turned out very favorable and the future. ted Statea posing in the world war evpnta war, all InlaracHnv an.! iiakv I n Tf-.i .1 .. .. ..... i o I JiH the nil am nlnn nf Hamikimpv vhon r lotaux win Arme jo-Morrow enthusiastically participated In. Prof. Mesloh.' District Supt. of the 11 ,s on'y democracy for "half Its In the fifty yard dash open to all National Defense Bureau, will give a PeP'e ""P 3500 men and women grades prizes were awarded to Floyd lecture at the Grange. There will be ,a Bn auuuue or almost continual Robins, Mercer; Audrey Trimble, of open Grange during the lecture hour cheering and applause for two hours CAR LOAD Evening, and Will He Distrib uted Monday. A carload of seed potatoes will ar rive 1 this city to-morrow evening over the C, H. & D., and will be ready for distribution next Monday morn ing. This was the information lm- Washlngton; Emma Gray of Celina; John Burgess, Rockford; and Alfred Gruss, Washington. In the 100 yard run open to grades 1 to S inclusive, th following won prizes: Bennie Hooks, of Rockford so all who desire may hear him. parted to us yesterday afternoon by Paul Powell, Jefferson; William Per il. L. Mesloh, the Mercer county kins, Celina; Norman Iloblet, Black- agent for the State Council National creek; Reynolds Weber, Celina, Defense. Prizes In the 440 yards relay teams The potatoes will be Bold at $7.65 of three townships were awarded as per sack. A sack contains two and follows: Rockford first, Dysert, Als- a half bushels. While the potatoes paugh. Buyers; Washington second will be sold only In sack lots, sever- Trimble, Boley. Gruss; Celina third al neighbors not wishing as much as Forwerk, Studebaker and Baucher 2 bushels, can go together and OHIO FAIR BOYS Awake tn Needs of Nation, Ins lie Stirring Appeal to Get Busy and Stay liu.sy The Ohio Fair Boys In special ses sion at Columbus, May 8th, 1917, recognizing that this nation is facing given you by legislative enactment, The field events opened with the a crisis that must be met by a brave and I at this time pledge to you my and a half yesterday afternoon at Memorial hall. It was the special "Mother's day" meeting of the Mississippi , alley suf frage conference, which Is here for a three-day session, ending to-night. The governor said it Is "unthink able" that the mothers, who will be giving sons to fight the battle of hu manity, are not entitled to a part in the deliberations of the government. He referred to the recently enacted Reynolds bill, and added: "We must now protect what was WILL OPEN THE EIGHT Hon. Clem V. Hoke, of Van Wers Ohio, well known In politicul, frater nal Hill soclul circles, will address public meeting at the city opera house, in Celina, Sunday, May 20th, at 2:30 p. m. In the Interest of a Dry Ohio In 1917. I'AR.M RESIDENCE BIRXED The dwelling on the Mrs. Rosana Dulley farm .there miles northwest of Rockford, was completely destroyed by lire of unknown origin lust Mon day night. Part of the household goods was saved. The loss is partly covered by Insurance. JUN0D CASE So Ixmik on Court Docket, In Hands of Judge Bowman Other Court Matters Dee Beougher and ugn one 01 lne,r nunrner pur- stis can mrowing contest with Mary uu,i rcnuiuie viuxeusiup, uu uereuyiucnj auu eirengm in aeieaung me caase a Bacx. i one oi uocmora winning nrsi prize. uctltt,B- ' 1 1 eirauum oa me oin. It Is hardly likely the shipment Celina won in the tug-of-war event. 1st That the color of every fair Others Lead; America Follows will be enough t0 supply the de- Ray Miller was first In the running man In Ohio is red, white and blue. Mrs. Catt, president of the National mand, consequently it behooves you jump open to the lower grades. Boyd 2nd That we send tidings to Pres- Woman Suffrage Association, was re to buy early. The car will be near Robins, of Mercer, carried off first Ident Woodrow Wilson that we are lentless in her charge that "ours is a the C. H. & D. depot. honors in the running broad jump. wltn him, heart, soul, bone and nius- democracy that doesn't 'democ.' In the running high jump open to all cle until th war is won. Enumerating country after country grades the honors went to Leason -sra mat we pledge co-operation tnat Jias given suffrage to women Konrath and Audrey Trimble, Wash- with all state and governmental while America has not, she contend- lngton. agencies now established for the pur- ed that the United States has no right The high school program of track Pse f Increasing food production to talk about "making the world events opend with a 50 yard dash, and growing a meal ticket for those safe for democracy" as long as it be- Myron Brandon winning first prize. wno light on land and sea, at home lievcs in drawing the sex line. She George Schaff, of Ft. Recovery was and abroad, for the freedom of the said: first in the 100 yard dash. world." "We had better blot the mote from Springer, of Celina, won first prize th That each county fair desig- our own eye before we go forth and In the half mile run with Flshbaugh nate one day of the fair as "Red Cross try to Hot it from the Prussian eye, of Washington, coming in second. Day" and that some portion of the There is nothing more illogical than In the one half relay with four men gate or grand stand receipts as may to insist that men have the divine The baccalaureate sermon to the Washington car ied off first honors be determined by the board, be given right to rule over women and say at 1917 graduates of the local high with Ash Brandon, M. Brandon, Dal- to the American Red Cross Society, the same time kings haven't divine school will be delivered by Rev. MaB Coats, McAfee. St. Henry was sec- 5t:i That at 1:30 p. m., each day right to rule over men Brown, pastor of the Bethany Evan- ond with Schmitz, Klingshirn, Bertke, of (he fair, the song "America" be ' Not until the United States has gelical church at the M. E. church Sunderhaus, and Mendon third with sung and any other of the National given self-government to women can BACCALAUREATE SERMON, COMMENCEMENT EX ERCISES AND BANQUET Will Keep Iiecord-Hreaking CIuHg of I High School Graduates on High Tension Next Few Days Common Pleas Judpe Miller was at Greenville yesterday hearing several motions on cases In the Darke coun ty court. At the same time Judge Bowman', of Greenville was In this city hearing motions and demurrers. He overruled a motion for a new rial In the divorce action of James Holland Riley against Eulalia Groth. in Riley, and sustained a motion of the defendants in the case of D. H. Miller vs. W. M. Nolan et al. He heard and overruled a demurier to the petition in the case of Wm. E Coate, executor, vs. The First Nation al Bank. He heard the argument on the de murrer to the petition in the case of bohnutt l-ros. vs. Frank Benke, and also the motion to dismiss the peti tion in the case of Paul Junod vs. Ira E. Wngner et al., and took both matters under advisement. SCHOTT ' Joint Ditch Is Favorably Acted ijiUli Ujf UlllblUlj May SS Set for Hearing Report Ditch Pttltloned for by D. E. Mott, Gibson Township. next Sunday evening, the 20th at Mertz, Heath, Roebuck and Gottschal 7:30 o'clock. Field events, first prizes 12 pound The Senior class play "Quality shot put, William Wertz, Mendon; Street," and the commencement running high jump, Keopple, Rock exercises will be held at the opera- ford; running broad jump, Schaff, Ft, house, next Thursday evening! the Recovery; standing hop, step -and bo invited and admitted free 24th. jump. Wiertz. Mendon: girls ball 7th That every Ohio fair Patriotic songs. it blaze the way for democracy. Ours 6th That along with Red Cross is not a true democracy. The battle Day, all soldiers of the Civil, and the of democracy won't be won In this Spanish American wars, and all sol- country until we rebaptlze our nation diers now In uniform of their country and re-establish real democracy. Mrs. Catt Unfurls Flags make The national government says wo- Gusiave Lennartz, through his at torney, J. D. Johnson, on Wednesday (lied suit against William Wendell, praying for an order restraining de fendant from plowing up a certain meadow, or from entering Into and upon caid premises and for damages in the sum of $100. Plaintiff avers that on March 1 11)17 he purchased from Daniel Kess- ler, forty acres of land in Section 8 Recovery township, and that defend ant without any rignt or authority ha entered upon said premises an will, unless restrained, plow up sai pasture land. J'jfigo Miller at one? granted a tem porary restraining order The engineer reported the sale of the Fisher inter-state ditch as fol lows: Section 1, 5880 feet to O. W. How ell for $743, to be completed Nov. 1. Branch 1 and protection wall to John Kiucald for $149, to be complet ed November 1. Meeting on the matter of the Schott joint road the trustees of Jef ferson township, Adams county, Ind., nd the county commissioners, found that said Improvement ought to be made, and fixed June 1 at 10 a. m. us the time for hearing objections ua damages. Claims must be filed n writing. At a joint session of the commis sioners of Allen. Auglaize, Mercer, Shelby and Van Wert, held at the tuberculosis hospital, at Lima, last week, an appropriation of $30,000 for maintenance of the hospital was authorized. The vote was eight for, and four against. Behrens voted for the appropriation and BrunsewUk against it. Evers was not present. The joint board then elected as of ficers for the ensuing year as follows: Foster, of Shelby, president; Claw son, of Shelby, secretary. Meeting last week on the ditch pe titioned for by D. E. Mott, In Gibson township, the Board found in favor of said proposed improvement, and fixed May 25 at 9 a. m. as the time for appioval of the report of the survey or. The following bills were allowed last Friday and are now payable: N. L. Hinton, ditch fees $80 00 Same, expense account 49 50 D. R. Sinalley, exp. account. 15 00 Joe Myers, livery hire 4 00 never fully regained consciousness. The deceased have both been life long residents of the county. Mr. Beougher was a veteran of the Civil War. Both have been in feeble health for the past year and this was partly the cause of their injuries proving fatal. They are survived by nine children Dee, of Ft. Recovery; Jesse, of New Castle, Ind.; Charles, of Cold water; Chester, of this city; Lawr ence, residing in Nebraska; Rev. S. L. of Truro, Iowa; Mrs. W. M. Monroe; Mrs. Irvin Conner, of this city; and Mrs. Benjamin Conner, of Neptune. Funeral services were held at Wal nut Chapel yesterday afternoon, with Rev. C. S. Johnson and C. M. Sill in charge. The remains were interred In one grave at Swamp College. Walter Coppersmith, through his attorneys, Myers & Myers, last Satur day filed suit against nobert T. No lan, nrayine for iudement in the sum The alumni reunion and banquet throwing, Alice Kuntzer, Wabash; extra enori to encourge junior contest man sunrage must come Dy states of $145 and costs. Plaintiff avers that last September he purchased some real estate from in the ieia Events Celina carried m tne- Dame ior meat anu Dreaa. seize our rooa ana ciotnes ana reais- defendant, represented to be unin off the County Championhslp, having tn mat onio newspapers De asK- trmute it among us, but she can't cumbered. He later found their was scored the highest, 36 points. Rock- ea to recognize the heroes or farm, grant the underlying principle of de- $145 taxes against the property. neia, garaen ana Kitcnen Mrs Beougher lived until shortly af- wiU De neld on Monday evening. May girls' nail driving, Beatrice Menchof- work and that liberal prizes be offer- and not .by Congress. Congress can ter eleven o'clock Sunday night. She 28th- at 6:30 o'clock, at the M. E. fer, Washington. ed to boys who do things worth while declar war and conscript our sons. COUNTY To Be Shaken Up Sunday by Dry Speakers, Opening Campaign Against Dick-Dead-Eye The county campaign against John Barleycorn will be opened Sunday with fourteen meetings at as many different places over the county. The places and speakers are as follows: Celina Opera House Mr. Clem V. Hoke, Van Wert. Rockford Men's Meeting, Prof. John G. Van Deusen. Ft. Recovery Revs. Richardson and Smith. Mendon Revs. Roebuck and Tur ner. Copps Revs. Hight and Martin. Coldwater Revs. Llndbeck and Plummer. Neptune Revs. -, Gotschall and Slough. , Frysinger Church Rev. Guthrie and Messrs. Cole and Geiger. Mercer Revs. Wilkin and nett. Chattanooga Revs. Nungester and Walker. Mt. Carmel Revs. Brown and Reese. .Wabash Revs; Snavely and Sill. Montezuma Rev. Ames and Mr. W. B. Frysinger, church auditorium The graduates are: Bessie Elizabeth Beougher. Caroline Rutherford. Ruth Madonna Desch. Karl S. Johnson. W. Cecil May. Bruce V. Reynolds. Esther Ruth Karch. William Rex Snavely. Hugo L. Fahncko. Ralph L. Felver. Exerett Barker. Homer Hoel. Frank F. Kohlhorst. F. C. Olnhausen, Jr. Clarence J. Winter. Helen Leifeld. Lowell J. Kendall. Mary Hall. Pauline M. Romer. Gladys Opal Sutton. LaVonne Jewett. Eugene Townsend: Ruth May Smith. Sarah Rebecca Pond. Susanna Lininger. Otto J. Dicke. Herman J. Wenzke. Lisle K. Spriggs. Miriam C. Fetters. Edna Helen Ernsberger. Nancy L. Fennig. Clarence E. Pummel. Eugene F. Jewett. Willard L. York. Lewis J. Taylor. Richard W. Malick. William W. Weis. Margaret Qulnby. Ella Fogt. Rosa Helena Bodkin. LaVaun Spriggs. . ford came in second with 30 points and Washington township third with with 28 points. In the base ball game between Celi na and Ft. Recovery, Celina won the county championship. In the high school contests, Wash- Sth That commercial organiz;?- tlons be asked to contribute prizes and rewards to boys and girls who win in Junior contests. 10th That we commend the stock judging contests as conducted by the (Continued on Eighth Page) ington made 50 points and carried off colleges of agriculture and do all Leah Beth Bisel, through her at torney, J. D. Johnson, Wednesd filed suit in divorce against her hus band, Alonzo J. Bisel. Plaintiff charges willfull absence and non- For Army Se,-vice at Mansfleld Re- her ma'Iden name of Leah Beth PRISONERS TRAINED the silver cup, Rockford, second, 39 points. , Mendon, third, 29 points. P'ort Recovery, fourth, 23 points. St. Henry fifth, 18 points. . Celina, sixth, 5 points. SURE, AMONG THE FINEST President I. B. Pabst and Directors Reynolds, Cochran and Welch, of the Citizens Bank, at Spencerville, werS In this city last Tuesday, inspecting the bank buildings in this city, which are noted as three of the finest in this section of the state. The Spen cerville people expect to erect a new bank building this summer. . SOCIAL GOSSIP Miss Marie Betz, North Sugar St., pleasantly entertained the Bridge club last Monday evening. Follow ing the sewing hour progressive games were enjoyed, with favors fall ing to Miss Erma Jackson and Mrs, Albert Betzel. The ladies aid society of the Betr- any Evangelical church at a meeting on the- lOthj elected the following of officers: President, Mrs. Joseph AT UOCKFORD The commencement exercises the Rockford schools will be held this Stedcke; vice president, Mrs. Edward (Friday) evening. Roettger; secretary, Mrs. Dave Leh man; treasurer, Mrs. Ed Hellwarth. AT FT.. RECOVERY The commencement exercises of The ladles aid society of the M. E. Ben" the Ft. Recovery schools will be held church will be entertained at the at the Opera house on May 30. The church parlors this afternoon with baccalaureate sermon will be deliver- Mesdames W. H. Bretz, Agnes Sny ed by Rev. Plummer at the M. E. der and O. Raudabaugh as hostesses. church Sunday evening, May 27. There are seventeen graduates In the The ladies aid society of the Pres Clasa, byterian church will be entertained One of the boys, Gerald LeMaster, tnls afternoon by Mesdames Harrison has enlisted with the armv. but will Qulnby and L. L. Biddle, at the Hope, Evangelical Revs. Baum- novertheless b eranted a dlnloma bv Qulnby home. East Livingston street. garaner ana urines. the board of education. Jr , iviesiiames i. B. mniey aiiu i. n. H. B. Flenor and J. J. McGee, of 'Mvivnnv.Tnvrnv TnftiiifB Crampton pleasantly entertained the this city, were each fined $50 and At a reCent meeting of the joint Th'mbJe t the Crampton home, costs In Mayor Scranton's court on Bchooi boards of Mendon and Union ye8terday afternoon IiLir!;.!? AuauTJnnl ! town8hlP SuPt- M- O. Krugh was re- A Jolly crowd gathered at the If Z . d ii Z J elected for an0ther year: MIsS Edlth honi ot Nicholas Humbert last Sun remitted and they settled. Crlgsey was re.eiected principal. day to remind him of hla birthday. SAVE THE POTATO The town boari also selected the At the noon hour an appetizing ' , i following named teachers: Room 2, spread was enjoyed. The table was "If all the seed potatoes in the Mrs. Robbins; Room 3, Isabel Langs- loaded with everything good to eat United States were planted this spring don; Room 4, Norma Bedell. imaginable and every on0 present en- they would not produce a sufficient The township board selected the joyed themselves to the utmost, crop to meet the needs of the coun- following: District No. 1, Leota Nich- Those present were: George Painter try." Eugene H. Grubb, Agricultur- ols; 3, Luclle Krugh; 4, Brice Kink- and wife, of Tamah; Lew Humbert al Expert of the Union Pacific Rail- ley; 6, Florence Gallman; 6, Virgel and wife, of Lima; "Samuel Wrigley way. Wilson; 7, Walter EmanB; 8, Ethel and am)Jy and Edward Humbert and (Mr. Grubb is said to be the lead- Watts; 9, Gladys Gallman; 11, Sylvia wife and baby, of Lima, and Miss Has lng expert of the world on potato cul- Hays; 12, Helen Hays. Mendon Her- sen and Erma Rhoades and Herbert I "a- Hole, of Durbin. things reasonable to get boys enlisted in same. 11th That the great need of Ohio is more and better live stock and that we give encouragement to every own er of pure bred animals; that we be lieve it is better to ship a train load of beef than a carload of veal. 12th That the dairy cow is a great source of food supply and should be encouraged to multiply her self and that we recommend the speedy payment of the claims of the dairymen who have had their cattle slaughtered by the state on account of tuberculosis, so that this money may be invested in more dairy cows. 13th That we seek the co-opera tion of all county and district school superintendents and teachers in jun ior contest work 14th That the old hen Is a source of food supply and that all fairs of fer rewards to increase her tribe and the generous use of incubators to stimulate the game. 15th That we disarm any alarm on the part of farmers of an over pro duction or glut of market as the Uni ted States Government has already agreed to send every surplus bushel of grain and pound of meat abroad 16th 'That the food production was short last year per capita, to-wit: 28 lbs. of meat, 28 gallon of milk, 3 bushel of grain and that any program or action of Ohio Fairs to incerase production is a patriotic and neces sary work that will surely win the applause of the nation and popular ize the county fairs in the hearts of our people. formatory Also Cultivating lOOO Acres of Land Counterman. The couple were mar ried at Mendon. While farmers, manufacturers and schools are joining the preparedness Judge Miller last Monday after noon overruiea a motion ror a new movement, prisoners in the state re- trial in the case of John Axe, of formatory at Mansfield are doing Franklin township against the City A meeting of the Mercer County Corn Boys was held at the Mayor's office in this city Wednesday morn ing Z. E. Smith of the state university was here to give advise and to talk to the contestants as to how to secure the best results in the corn field. Thup far eight hr.ve enrolled for the contest namely: 01 d Yaney, Celina R. D. 6; Ger hard Greer, Coldwater R. D. 1; Alex Steinmer, Chickasaw It. D. 1; Frank Bertice, Celina R. D. 6; Ora Murlin, Celina, R. D. 10; Alfred Dabbelt, Rossburg R. D. 1, and John Grier, of. Ccldwater R. D. 1. DARN BURNED A barn on the S. J. Carmack home, near Erastus, Washington township, was destroyed by fire of unknown or igin last Monday night. Luckily no stock, and but a few pieces of farm machinery were in the building at the time. The loss is partly covered by Insurance. their share along this line. They are putting more than 1000 acres in the vicinity of the prison un der cultivation and will raise food products almost exclusively. Six hundred acres of land belongs to the state. The remainder Is leased. In addition, the prisoners, when released, will be fitted for military service. They drill with wooden guns and are taught the manual of arms, setting up exercises of soldiers and other military tactics. The men also march to and from work twice a day. Brewing Co., of Wapakoneta. The motion was filed by the plaintiff, Former Congressman J. Henry Goeke represented the defendants. W.C.U. To Have Meeting at M. E. Church iii This Cits -ext Week Th Program SHOWING WAR RELICS The following day and evening pro gram has been arranged for the W. C. T. U. meeting in this city Wednesday Through the courtesy of the Roy- of next week. A feature of the oc- al Tailors, of Chicago, their Ceana casion will be an address by the State representatives, W. H. Bretz & Son, and National lecturer and organizer the exclusive clothiers in the Union Morning Session Block are showing a very interesting 9;30 a. mv window display of war trophies direct Song Crusade Hymn, from the battlefields of Europe. The Devotionals Mrs. Hammer. Appointment of Committees. display consists of guns, swords, belts, coats, a helmet and other ar ticles from German, Austrian, Bel gian and French soldiers. THE GRIM REAPER Purpose and Plan of Institute, by Presiding Officers. State Paper, "Wanted Mothers" Mrs. Ethel Ketcham. Discussion. Plans for State and National pro hibition. What I expect to do to help bring Henry Hoyng, aged 70 years, one prohibition to Ohio. of the best known pioneer residents of Butler township, died last Sunday evening at the home of his son, Ro man, at Coldwater. About six months ago Mr. Hoyng sustained a stroke of paralysis, and since then his health has been grad ually failing. He is survived Dy seven sons Henry, Fred, John Frank and Roman. Song "Ohio's Going Dry" Noontide Prayer. Afternoon Session 1:30 p. m. Song No Surrender. Devotionals. Dialogue Mary and Martha. Music. State Paper, "Work Among Color- Lewis, Joseph, ed People and Foreigners" Mrs. W, T. Palmer. (Continued on Eighth Page) AUTOMOBILES FIND A COUPLE MORE VICTIMS Joshua "Peck" Crteden had his rght collar bone broken and two ribs on the right side fractured .ast Tues day night, when an automobile In which he and a party of young fellows from Coldwater, were riding, struck a telephone pole on North Main street, on the west side of the Sena tor Johnson home. The party included Young Crecden, aid Cyril Manier, l.eo Heckler and George Heisc, of Coldwater. Ihe hr. ; was dri'-jj. - The telephone pole was cut off just above the ground b the impact of the mach ine. The car was only slightly dam aged and was driven home, the other occupants escaping with nothing more than slight cuts and bruises. Creeden was rushed to the Otis hospital, where his injuries received attention. He is getting along nicely. Mrs. F. G. Reitz, wife of Rev. Reitz, pastor of the Lutheran church n this city, received an ugly cut In the right eyelid and was severely bruised up last Sunday morning, when their automobile skidded into a ditch about nine miles northwest of this city. Rev. Reitz and his family were on their way to Chattanooga to attend the dedication of the new Lutheran church when the accident happened. He attempted to turn out tr pass ano ther machine. None of the other oc cupants were hurt. WASHINGTON GOSSIP Washington, May 16 congress man Benjamin F. Wplty has announ ced the following appointments for entrance to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis: Regular appointment provided by the general statutes Principal, John Allen Rousiulp, Lima; first alternate. ohn Jay Anderson, Fort Recovery, Mercer county. Under "extra appointment act of April, 1917 ' Principal, Robert T. Anuerson, Wapakoneta; first alter nate, Henry Monroe Costello, Brad ford, Miania county; second alternate Ralph D. Sweeney, Lima. Funeral services were held Wed- What our State and National pa- nesday morning at the Coldwater pers mean to readers of the same. Catholic church. Mrs. N. J. Fitzgerald ,of Mendon, well known in this city died very sud denly last Saturday at the home of her mother at Catargus, New York, Funeral services were held in clly last Monday morning. Report of Committees. Song. Adjournment. 7:30 p. m. Song. Address Mrs. Carrie M. Flatter, State and National lecturer and or- that ganizer, Each member bring lunch 45 TO LOWER WATER STAGE Mrs. Andrew Helsser, aged years, died last Tuesday evening at ner nome coiawater, roiiowing an in. Following urgent and renewed ness of several months duration. Her complaints on the nart of smith nlde nusDana ana several children survive land owners the Board of Public Funeral services will be held at Works this week ordered the staee the Coldwater Catholic church this of water in the reservoir lowered one morning. foot fl Congressman Welty has instituted movement to secure free delivery service for four communities in the Fourth District. They are Coving. ton, Versailles, Bluffton and Coldwa ter. Tippectinoe City, Miami coun ty, was offered the opportunity, but declined the service, the business men preferring the lockbox system to the carrier plan. Under the regula tions of the postal department, any village is entitled to free carrier ser vice when' the earnings of the office exceed $5000 per amiuui, provided that houses are numberd, streets marked and sidewalks put Into the proper shape. While playing in the yard of their home last Monday the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Fast, Hope well township, picked up an axe and in some manner chopped off the fore finger on the right hand of his little two-year-old sister. Drs. Gibbons and Stubbs were called and dressed the wound. The three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Strickler, Hopewell township, broke her right wrist and severely bruised her head and should ers last Friday evening, when Iooklnt out a window at her father, sha lean ed too far and fell to the ground outside.