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h Glance Over To-Day's Adver tisements. It pays Newspaper Advertising Al ways Meets the Test EiUbllttwd MtitJIU Eatm-ad thCtll. iMQ.ipoit-fHMt Mcmid-claii mall mattal. Volume 22, Number 7 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, May 25, 1917 UNUSUAL Interest in Memorial and Dec oration Days This Year A Result of Wur, mid Programs for Obkcrvaiice Indicate An Awaken liiK of latrt)tic Spirit Memorial and Decoration Day pro gram as adopted by D. J. Roop Pout at a recent meeting ia as follows: The veterans of D. J. Roop Post and the members of 'the Woman Relief Corps desire the co-operation of every loyal and .patriotic citizen In the carrying out of the programs of these occasions. The Memorial Day exercises are desired to be non-sectarian. They will be held at St. Pauls M. E. church on Sunday May 27. at 2 p. m. The address will be delivered by Rev. Lance. It is the hope and desire that all other church services be dispensed with at this hour, and that all join in the exercises of the day. You are requested to meet at the ,G. A. R. Hall at 1:30 and march to St Paul's church in time for the ser- vices, led by D. J. Roop Post and the Womans Relief Corps. Decoration Day Program Members of D. J. Roop Post, all veterans and all members of the Relief Corps, all Orders and citizens of Celina and surrounding country, who will participate with us in the observance of Decoration Day are most cordially invited to meet at 9 a. m., May 30th, at the G. A. R. Hall, and proceed to North Grove and the Catholic cemeteries, to perform the ceremonies of Decoration. All the children are asked to bring flowers and a flag if you have one, if not you will be furnished with one, for the decoration exercises, to be returned to the Patriotic Instructor. Mrs. So phia Crockett. Program to be given at the City Opera House, Decoration Day, at 1:30 p. m., is as follows: Music Boys' Band Song America Invocation . . . . Rev. P. L. Browne Chorus Paorchial School Reading. . . . Miss Dulah Pulskamp Solo Miss Catherine Cook Address Rev. A. H. Roebuck Short Talk .... , Rev. Reitz Solo Mrs. Dr. Ayers Short Talk . . . Rev. High. Address Rev. H. L. Feeman Lincoln's Gettysburg Oration.... Miss Caroline Rutheford Song The Star Spangled Banner Flag Salute Benediction Persons who will donate the use of their automobile on Decoration Day, from 9 a. m. until 10 a. m., will please call up one of the following committee and tell them at once so arrangements can be made for the veterans and ladies. A ready re sponse will be much appreciated by the following committee: MRS. SOPHIA CROCKETT MRS. JOHN SCHUYLER MRS. W. H. BRETZ. MRS. AGNES SNYDER MRS. HENRY LEISER. KEEP THIS IN MINI) ALL MEN between 21 and 30 liuiBt roglRter. Registration Day JUNE 5. There are 11 days left. JUJE5 Registration Day for Young Men of Nation grangers TAKE NOTICE ATTENTION 1). J. KOOI POST There will be another meeting of the Post Saturday. May 26. Mem bers of the Post please be present. Subject to Call to Aims In World- Wide Struggle for Democracy Other News on Subject All fourth degree members desir ing to advance to the degree of Po mona will have the opportunity on Friday, June 1st, at Neptune Hall, flrst session at 2 p. m., and the even ing th0 work of the fifth degree will be exemplllled by Jennings Grange, No. 1 .520, from Spencervllle, Ohio, Basket supper end social hour be tween afternoon and evening Bess- ions. Come early and stay late ana havo a good tlmo together. D. W. HANKINS, D. M. GRADUATES And Teachers Listen to An Inspiring Sermon Delivered by Bethany's Pastor Sunday Night President Wilson has Issued a proc lamation putting in effect the select ive draft army service provided by the bill passed by congress. The proclamation orders the registry of all men in the United States who have passed their twenty-first birthday but who have not passed their thirty-first DOCTORS AND BETTER HALVES TO PICNIC The regular monthly meeting of the Mercer County Medical Society was held at the Mayor's office In this city last Tuesday afternoon A very interesting paper was pre sented by Dr. J. E. Monger, of Green villa, now State Registrar of the Bu reau of Vital Statistics, while Dr. W The forty-one graduates of the class of 1917 of the local high school, accompanied by Superintendent birthday. The registration must 1- , made in the regular voting place for the precinct in which the man is per- mnnontlv rPKlrllnp- Thft rinv nf rfff- Pogue, his high school asslstante and lstratlon ls Tuesday. June 5. The the members of the Board of Educa- only men who need not appear are tion attended the M. E. cnurch in a those who already are in. the military body last Sunday night and listened service of the nation, either in the to the Baccalaureae sermon delivered regular army, the navy, the federal at Edgewater Park on Tuesday, June of the heart, A resolution was presented changing the meeting of the society to the second Tuesday in each month The next meeting will be a basket picnic for the physicians and the) families, an annual affair, to be held to them by Rev. P. L. Browns, pastor of the eBthany EvangeliciJ church, who spoke on "Elements of Charac ter" basing his address on the text: '1 go the way of all th earth, be thou strong, therefore, and show thy self a man." The class play and commencement exercises were held at the opera house last night. militia or naval militia, or in the officers' reserve corps. The registra tion in Mercer county will be' in charge of the Board of Deputy State Supervisors of Elections, and the reg istration .precincts will be in charge of men who will be selected by the Board this week. 26. COURT MATTERS Warren L. Trenary, of West Jeff erson, Democrat and a Spanish vtfir Veteran and Blacksmith Thomas CONTRACT For Fine New Parochial Schoo Building Jtst to St. Marys Contractor William F. Brodbeck, well known Hoop, Republican, of this city have St. Marys contractor, was last Monday Judee Miller on Wednesday ap pointed John M. Hale, Republican, of Conscription been designated by Common Pleas Judge H. A. Miller for appointment as members of the Mercer County Board. The appoint- this city, and Joseph Passman, Dem ocrat, of Ft. Recovery, as jury com missioners for the county for the en suing year. nient of all boards of the kind rests with Governor Cox. The Board will be in charge, of the listing of the awarded the contract for the con struclion of the new parochial school building in this city. His bid was $48,859. Five other bids were re ceived, running as high as $65,000. The present term of the parochial Schools will end next Tuesday and names of those eligible for military work of tearing down the old school A hearing on motion to dissolve temporary restraining order In the case of Gustave Lennartz vs. William Wendell, both of near St. Peter, was heard in Dart before Judge Miller on Wednesday and recessed for further connection with the preliminary work conscription for the wheel, from which the names will be drawn; will have charge of the drawing of the names; will conduct the physical ex aminations; will hear claims for ex emption and transact other work in building will be begun immediately thereafter. COMMISSIONERS argument until today. of supplying this county's quota for the new military organizations. The divorce action of Maggie M. Felver vs. Willis Felver, or near Rockford, was heard before Judge Miller yesterday afternoon and taken under advisement by the court. The defendant is contesting. The Board has decreed that all those assessed on the following pikes, wishing to pay their full assessments in cash may do so on June 4, at the Dr. J. E. Hattery has been selected hv the St:it Meriiea.1 Association as the third member of the Mercer auditor's office: Baltzell, Christ Weit- County Conscription Board. Judge zel, Albers and Crane Pond. Judge Miller yesterday confirmed the sale of premises in the action of foreclosure by Henry Lennartz against Nancy Hooper et al. Deed to purchaser and distribution ordered. In the cognovit action of Schaab Roofing & Spouting Co. vs. W. T, Hunter et al. Judge Miller on Wed- of May 22, the following official or nesday made The Rockford Savings der as their duty Miller's recommendation as the other two members of the Board, W. L. Trenary and Thomas Roop, have been accepted and the Board in this coun ty to draw the men for military ser vice under the conscription therefore comprises the three men above men-tiond. The membrs of the Board have re ceived from Governor Cox, under date Issues Patriotic Appeal to a Few Re maining Comrades to Honor Those Gone Before COMRADES, We are approaching another milestone in the history of the Grand Army of the Republic, when in memory we will again chant the dirge of our Nations defenders, For more than a half a century the veterans have followed their com rades one by one, to their last rest ing place, as they drop out of the ranks, to answer to their names as the Great Commander calls. So wrap his Flag to his soldier breast; In Stars and Stripes it is stained and blest; And under the oaks let him rest and rest, In Gods own Sunday morning. As in previous years, the womans Relief Corps will be found by the (Continued on Eighth Page) MIRACLES NOT YET AT END Joe Pax and his family, residing southwest of town, and Robert Sche llch, of this city, narrowly escaped serious injuries, iaBt Sunday morn ing, when their machines collided, near the new waste weir, and the Pax car, an Oakland six, rolled down the 20-foot embankment on the west elde of the road. Most miraculously all the occupants escaped injuries ( ther than slight bruises and scratches to members of the Pax par ty. The usual Sunday congestion of machines on the narrow roadway was partly responsible for the accident. Luckily neither driver was going very fast, in fact Schelich had pulled to the Bide of the road and had brought his Ford almost to a standstill, other wise his car would likely have been sent Into the reservoir. The front axle, one wheel and fenders were broken on his car. A front wheel of the Oakland was broken and the body damaged some in the topple down the steep embankment. Bank and Marion Loree both party defendants with leave to me answer and cross-petition instanter. BIG FORCE Already Put to Work by Deissel-Wem- mer Cigar Factory Just Opened in This City I respectfully request military se lective boards convene, select one member as executive officer, one as recorder and one as surgeon and not ify this office. The following bids on pike im provements were received last Fri day: Baltzell T. C. Davis, $11,280; Karch & White, $10,999; Putman & Putman. $10,787. Albers E. & G. Alexander, $9,- 990; J. H. Gels, $9,400 on stone, and $8,700 on gravel; Karch & W7hite, $9,757 for stone, $9357 for crushed boulders, $9,157 for gravel; Putman & Putman $9,776. Trissel Karch & White, $13,555; Anthony Rindler, $13,272.50; Mesh- berger Bros., $13,990. Crane Pond Spriggs Bros., $3,- 498 for gravel; Meshberger Bros., $3,690. Christ Wjeitzel G. F. Spahr, $2,- 459 for stone, $2,455 for gravel; Chas. Haines, $2,749; Frank C. The Mercer County Conscription Board met Wednesday evening and selected Tom Roop as chairman and W. L. Trenary as recorder, Dr. J. E. Hattery by virtue of his appointment btaugler, $2,700 tor stone, $J,4S5 for will be the medical examiner. gravel. No bids were received on the Men. A report from Columbus says an Hon South road. All the improvements, with the ex. The Celina branch of the Deisel- Wemmer cigar factory, located In the official order has been received at the Leininger building, corner Main and office of the Adjutant General's office, ception of the Christ Weitzel, are to Fayette streets, was opened last Mon- which order provides that the nation- De built of stone. It will be built day morning with a force or 104 wo- al guard or Ohio ana west Virginia ot gravel men and girls. This force has been forming a division shall go into camp xhe Board awarded the contracts steadily increasing each day and by July 15 for a long period of intensive as follows: . PATRIOTS Who Desire to Serve Celina in An Official Way ILLUSTRATED LECTURE AT ST. JOHN'S to-nk;iit Must Get Their Petitions Filed June 11- Primary Comes on Tuesday, August 11 by The work of the reformation and the Life of Luther ls the subject of an interesting and Instructive illus trated lecture to be given by Rev. Emch, pastor of the Ft. Recovery Lu theran church at St. John's Lutheran church, this city, at 8 o'clock this (Friday) evening. No admission will be charged but an offering will be raised to defray the expenses. HURRY CALL Sent Out to Election Officials, Who Meet To-Moitow to Set Machinery in Motion for Army Registration Persons In thia city expecting to be candidatea for municipal position at the fall election this year, must bear in mind that their nominating peti tions must he filed with Clerk John Following a long rll.itance conver- G. Rouier, of the Deputy State Su- Untion yesterday afte-.-aoon with J. M, pervisors of Elections, on or before flowk-k, one of the aaiiistants In the Thursday, June 14, sixty days before loflice of Secretary of Slue Fulton, the August primary, which this year Clerk John G. Romer of the Deputy falls on Tuesday, August 14. or their State Supervisors of Elections stated names cannot appear upon the pri- tnat a meeting of the Board would ABUSE Of Sanitary Sewer Privileges to Be Investigated East End Storm Sewer to Come Up at Adjourned Session of City Dads Monday mary ballot. Under the law primary elections for municipal jobs are held in towns cf 2000 population and over, while in townships and in municipalities of less than 2000 population the local elections for village officers, trustees, members of school board and justices of peace are non-partisan and the candidates go upon the November ballot by nominating petitions. No primaries are held. Consequently the only August pri mary in this county is in this city. Celina will nominate and elect full slate of village officials. DECORATION DAY To He Celebrated With a Varied Pro- grara at Mt. Carmcl Under the Direction of C. E. At a meeting of the executive com mittee of the Mount Carmel C. E. So ciety, Tuesday evening, plans were completed .for the observance of Dec oration Day by having a regular pic nic celebration at the Mount Carmel church and school-house. This is to be community affair and everybody in the community and as far as they de sire to travel are welcome at this celebration. There will be patroitic addresses, patriotic, drills and exer cises by the children, base-ball game, races and contests for young and old refreshments for sale and an old fashioned picnic supper. The following days program will be carried out: 2:00 p. m. Regular meeting of the Junior Christian Endeavor with special entertaining program, and pa triotic addresses. 3:00 p. m. Base-ball game be tween the married men and single men of Mount Carmel community. Two captains are elected and will se lect the best players in the neighbor hood. The losing side to treat the inning side to ice-cream and cake at the close of the game. 4:30 Races and contests for the young and old. 50 yd. dash, broad ump, high jump, shot put, tnree- be held at their office in the court house to-morrow (Saturday) after noon at one o'clock to make arrange ments for rtgistration day work on June 5. Mr. Howick informed Mr. Romer that the necessary information and supplies for the registration work had ;ust been expressed from the Secretary's office and would likely be received here today. THE GRIM REAPER Victor Swartz, aged 31 years, for mer well known young resident of Wabash, died very suddenly last Sat urday noon at his honj at Dayton. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs James Swartz, of Wabash. For sev eral years he was telephone operator at the Wabash central. He moved to Dayton two years ago. He is survived by his wife, and a four year old son. The remains were brought to this city over the C. H. & D. Sunday morning and taken to his parents home at Wabash. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Carl Plummer, of the Ft. Recov ery M. E. church, in charge. Inter ment at the State Line cemetery. Mrs. Henry Kobes, aged 85 years died last Sunady morning at the home of her son, John, a mile west of Coldwater. She had been in ill health for several years past and was bedfast for two months preceeding her death. Deceased was a native of Germany, but came to this country with her pa rents, when a girl of thirteen. She was twice married and since the death of her second husband, three years ago, she has made her home with her son. she is survived by five children Mrs. Joseph Karch, North Main street, this city; Mrs. Andrew Bush or, of Montezuma; Henry Kobes, of Dayton, and John Kobes, and Clm Beucher, of near Coldwater. Funer al services were held at the Coldwa tr Catholic church Wdnesday morn ing. Henry uoerger, aged 7 3 years, a well known venerable resident, of legged race, sack race for men and Granville township, died last Satur- the first of June Resident Manager Rihm expects to have increased the working force to two hundred em ployees or better. Mr. Rihm informed The Democrat that the Celina branch put more peo- training, The state, units in the militia div isions are not to be split into detatch ments as originally contemplated but will go into training as a whole. This means that the entire guard strength pip to work on the opening day than of Ohio and West Virginia will move any branch factory they have yet es- at one time .The Ohio and West Vlr- tablished, and he prophecies that the Celina factory will, within a couple of year's time, be the largest and the best branch, factory the company has in operation. Manager Rihf, with the aid of sev eral foremen are busy instructing and helping the employees as only three out of the 104 employees are exper ienced cigar makers. About ten of the employes are be ing used to strip the tobacco, while the rest of the girls work in couples one as a bunch breaker and the other as a roller. The work is very inter esting and the manager will be glad to receive visitors at any time. BIG CELINA RIGHT HANDER TO STICK 1 P. S. Snavely, of Monterey, Indi ana, gave us a pleasant call Monday morning and Joined the Democrat's big household. He was here visiting his venerable father, Uncle Jack Snavely, who 1b very 111. Word from Richmond la to the ef fect Manager Nee haa now cut hiB squad to the season limit and that he Intends to go through the race as he did last year, with five pitchers and one catcher. There will be no extra outfielders, infielders or catchers car ried by the Vets and the five fllngera will be Lakaff, Frost, Rowan, Hanna and Davis. Thia will give Nee three time-tried veterana and two young sters for flinging duty and with thia combination he figures the boys ought to come across in fine atyle Dayton Daily News. This means that Big Mack Davia, the hard hitting and husky Celina lad, will get a try-out in professional company. While he has been used for an Inning or two in several con tests he never went a full game until last Saturday, when he beat Spring field 6 to 2. There will be a daace at the Hier holzer hall at Coldwater on the eve of Decoration Day. Music for the occosit n will be furnished by the Coldwater Saxaphona trio. Every body Invited. ginia divisions are disignated among the first to be called to the colors, Under the official orders, finally approved after months of considera tion, the Ohio guard will be recruit ed to a total strength of 16,800. Out of this quota is taken 2,400 for the naval militia. The West Virginia guard will be recruited to 6,440. The combined Ohio-West Virginia force will total a little over 23.000. This is 5,000 short of the full war strength of a division. II. NO. 1028 In Inscription on Band on Leg of a Carrier Pigeon Stopping With Supt. Howard Superintendent C. W. Howard has a strange winged visitor at the light and water plant, which arrived last Tuesday morning and so far haa shown no disposition to leave the hos pitable shelter, and shows no worry at the continual noisy grind or the big generators. The Visitor is a carrier pigeon, which utterly exhausted as though it had come many miles, winged its way into thG plant last Tuesday morning. Superintendent Howard noted at once the exhausted condition of ' the strange visitor and gave it food and water. It took kindly to bis hospitality. A tiny aluminum hold er and band that encircles one leg ia marked H. No. 1028, but the holder contained no message to Indicate wh3nce it had come or where it was going. Mr. Howard noted the date of ita arrival on a small slip of paper and placed it in the tiny tube, so that its destination m'ht be traced at the next atop, but ao far it haa shown no Inclination to journey on. Baltzell to Putman & Putman. Albers to J. H. Gels. Trissel to Anthony Rindler. Crane Pond to Meshberger Bros. Christ Weitzel to G. F. Spahr. The Board decided to re-issue the following pike bonds, bearing five per cent, interest coupons: Huffman road $5,200. Maurer, $8,200. Miller-Springer, $5,000. Bauer, $11,000. The bonds were offered at four and one-half per cent on May 14, but no bids were received. The bonds were offered to the State Industrial Commission. The following additional pike bonds were also ordered issued and offered to the Industrial Commission, at live per cent. Baltzell road, $11,000. Albera, $9,500. Trissel, $13,500. Crane Pond, $3,800. Christ Weitzel, $2,500. Meeting on the High Joint county ditch between Mercer and Van Wert counties, the joint boards of Mercer and Van Wert counties on Wjednes day granted the ditch as petitioned for, and also the branch as petition ed for by Lon Archer. Surveyor Noah Hinton ,of Mercer county, was appointed as engineer. June 15, 9 a. m. at the commission er's office In this city was fixed as the time for hearing engineer's report. Aa the reBult of a report of Coun ty HiKhway Commissioner Hinton made to the Board a week ago that the Hardin, Nutt, Yaney, Depweg, Luthman, Gerlach, Gelhaus, Reier, Dwenger and Voskuhl, Schweiterman and Dabbelt pikes sold in 1915 and to have been completed in December of 1915, are still uncompleted, the Board ordered the contractors to meet with them at the Commission er'a office on Friday, May 25, and make satisfactory arrangemnta for the completion of their respective roads, and commence work by Mon day, May 28, to complete same in a reasonable time, or the County Sur veyor will be ordered to complete (CouUiiued on fourth pae boy.3. Egg race, potato race, wheel barrow race, walking race for girls and women. Prizes will be given to the winner of each race. 5:30 Picnic supper. 6:30 to 8:30 Ice-cream social. School-house grounds. 8:30 A Patriotic entertainment 0ijC church Wernesday morning. tne cnurcn Dy me jr. ana sr. day night at his home, northeast of St. Henry, following an illness of thrae years. Death was directly due to pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and one daughter Mrs. Fred Steinlage of St. Henry. Funeral ser vices were held at the St. Henry Cath- Christian Endeavor societies." Note As May 30th is a holiday, and this celebration is a free-for-all one, everybody should feel responsi ble for turning out and helping to observe the day and have one grand good time. BAD ONES Loaded to Brim With Booze, Seized By Officials One Fined, the Other Lodged in Jail After a hunt which lasted from shortly after six o'clock until almost eleven Officers Duncan and Heistan last Tuesday night rounded up Chas. Gender and Mrs. Minnie Blalock in a drunken condition at the Celina ma chine shops, where they had decided to spend a night in drunken debauchery. Gender is employed at the machine shops as a moulder. It is asserted that he and the Blalock woman have been Intimate, and while in a drunk en condition in front of the Depweg saloon Tuesday afternoon he called the woman's husband, Oscar Blalock Indecent names and threatened him, it is said. Blalock filed an affidavit against Gender, which resulted in the arrest of the couple after the officers had hunted all haunts of the town and territory north of town, when re ports were that they had been seen near the water works plant, going north in the C. H. & D. tracka. They both plead guilty when ar raigned before Mayor Scranton Wed nesday morning. Gender was fined $25 and costs. He settled and was released. Mrs. Blalock was fined $5 and costs. Unable to settle she was sent over to board for a period with the sheriff. Mrs. Charles Cavanall, aged 29 years, of Muncie, Ind., died last Mon day morning at the home of her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Casteel, S. Sugar street. She had been in por-r health for several years past. Death was due to tuberculosis. Deceased was born and raised in this city. In 1906 she was married to Charles Cavanall, of Muncie, Ind., where she resided until coming to the home of her parents here three months ago. Besides her husband and a five year old daughter she is sur vived by her parents and six sisters and one brother Mrs. Frank Grif fith, of Dtroit, Mich; Mrs. William Daugherty, of Newark; Mrs. Ernest Gebele, of Richmond, Ind.; Mrs. Thad Taft, of Chicago, 111.; Mrs. Sam uel Pearson, of this city, and Ray and Miss Opal at home. Funeral services were held from the Casteel home Wednesday after noon. Council held a brief session last Tuesday night, bdt adjourned with out taking up several important mat ters that should have been given at tention, particularly the south aide park Improvement. An adjournment was takn until next Monday evening at seven o'clock when a resolution will be passed ap pointing three disinterested free holdrs of the corporation to adjust the East Side storm sewer assess ments. Chairman Desch, of the Sewer Com mittee, reported at the meeting that the pumps at the disposal plant were inadsuate to take care of the volume of writer coming throur.ht the aanl lary sewer system 'J;:ring a rain, which plainly Indicates tiat some res idents of the town arP runln storm water into the system, presumably through spouting taps from roofs. There is a severe realty for such action and the Mayor will have the Superintendent of the disposal plant and t.'.o official sewi tspper make a thorough investigation of the 3yatem during the first possible rain to en deavor to locate the offenders. Their action has already cost the town sev eral hundred dollars by causing tht storm water to overflow the motors and thi se caught should be "atung to the limit." Charles Connor, jtKo Uvea at the corner of Ash and Warren streets, complaine dubout a stagnant pool of water in front of bis place, and that failing to get actioa from the Board o( Health he had come before the Council. Solicitor Juhncon nform td him that Council had no direct jurisdiction, but as Mayor Scranton is an fs-offlcio memo sf of the Health Hoard he promised to call that body toKotter and have th.j matter taken up. 4 Chairman Pesch, ot the fitrt com mittee, reported thai they extctcd to have oil hert this week for oiling tUe streets, and that the work of oil 11 would be pushed upon the anivel of the material. DAN CUPID . Still Conscripting Our Young Peo ple, Little Caring for Lock smiths or War Harry Potts, of Auglaize county. and Miss Inez Springer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Springer, East Jef ferson, were quietly married by Rev. C. S. Johnson, at his home, at high noon on Wednesday. The bride ia a winsome and very popular young lady, and a graduate of the local high school. Mr. and Mrs. Potts, will reside on. the groom's farm in Auglaize county. Perry ,the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sweigart, of Wash ington township, died last Sunday, after a brief illness. Funeral ser- victs were held by Rev. Green at the Macedon church Tuesday afternoon. Prof. John G. VanDeusen will speak at Wabash town hall on Friday evening, May 25 at 7:30 p. m. Avail yourself of the opportunity of hear ing, him give the last of a series of his famous lectures at thia time. Don't mias it Mrs. J. H. Laudahn, aged 56 years, died last Tuesday night at the home of her youngest son, John, in Liberty township. Over a year ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis, which left her ver yfeeble. A couple of months ago she suffered a second stroke and shortly thereafter was removed from her home on North Mill street, back to her former home in Liberty town ship. Deceased was born in Ashland county, this state in 1861. In 1882 she was married to Mr. Laudahn in Auglaize county. A little later they moved to Liberty township where they lived until coming to this city a couple of years ago. Besides the husband, three sons survive William, Frank and John, all residents of Liberty township. Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran church at Chattanooga this (Friday) afternoon, with Revs. Reitz, of thi8 city, and Huer, of Chattanooga, in charge. Jesse Beckdolt and Miss Etha Deitsch, prominent young people of thi s'city, were quietly married yes terday noon by Rev. Reitz of the Lu theran church. The attendants were Miss Minni Hutzle rand Romeo Deitsch, brother of the bride. Im mediately after the cermony the young couple left for Detroit, Mich., their future home, where the groom is now niployed as a street car conductor. The bride is the winsome and ac complished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Deitsch .East Livingston St. She is an active worker in the Luth eran church and is quite a favorite mong the young people; The groom ia a hustling young man and a recent graduate of the Celina ihools. For some time he was em ployed as a clerk in the Laudahn & Mesarvey grocery. He is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Beckdolt, living just northwest of town. The Democrat joins their host of friends 'in extesding felicitations. MARRIAGE LICENSES Mathias Brockman, 30, laborer, ot Coldwater, and Clara Buehler, 22,. housekeeper, Carthagena. Rev. Bon ifas. Edward Buehler, 31, laborer, Car thagena and Veronica Kaiser, 20, housekeeper, St. Henry. Rev. Bonl faa. Harry Potta, 21, farmer, Auglaize county, and Inez Springer, 22, house- keeper, Jefferson township. Rev. Johnson. Jesse O. Bechdolt, 21, conductor. Detroit, Mich., and Etha F. Deitsch. 23, housekeeper Celina. Rev. Reitz. Clarence Fetters, 24. farmer, Lib erty township, and Cleda Smith, 19, housekeeper Hopewell townahij. Miss Rose Wenning underwent an operation for appendicitis at the home of her parents, corner Livings ton and Sugar streets, IaBt Saturday noon. She is doing very nicely. The operation was performed by Dr. Reibel, of Columbus, assisted by Drs Hattery and Gibbons, of thia city. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Winger, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Winger, Mr. and Mra. Harold Richardaon, Dayton; Mrs. Frank Pier8torfT and eons, Rob ert and Roland, of Spencerville; Joe Winger and MIbb Esther Diener, of Celina, were the guesta of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hoenie, Sunday.