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the celina Democrat, celina, ohio
'VI All Traffic Held Up by Mr. Drake and His Harem PIlIt.APKI.PniA. It wns not n motorcycle "cop" or n couple of smashed nntos Hint blocked the wheels of iUniii'i on a park boulevard HiIh time. No, It was (inly n big dawdling drake n ml four unladylike members of Ida harem. Mr. Drake, tho sultan of Ids special llock, wlili the four Mm. Drakes, were crossing tlio boulevard, headed fur n lagoon Just above t tic south entrance to the park, when a largo niotorliiis, loaded will) noonday shoppers, eamo rumbling along t lit.' highway. Willi furious and unrelenting quacking tlie sultan and Ida four wives took to the middle of the road and charged the Iitr two-storied bus like a hand of howling Huns. The "quack-quack" of the sultan and leader sounded more like "back-back" than anything else. "S-s-sle 'lm: N-s-sle 'em!" hissed the four ladles of the sul tan's harem, which was not at all ladylike, according to modern ethics of politeness. Presently tho feathered putrid assembled In the middle of the highway for ti consultation, which lasted several minutes, despite the fact that the noonday shoppers and occupants of the anlos had been re-enforced by several park laborers armed with rakes, shovels and miscellaneous cudgels. Evidently the legion of death advised that discretion Is the better part of valor; anyway, the sultan stalked proudly from the highway, followed by Ids feminine supporters, marching by "twos." By the time they had reached the lagoon the boulevard ollicers had begun to Htraightcu out the bewildering tangle. Some Tears and a Little MILWArKEE. The large square room at the detention homo where tlie tragedies of domestic life and childhood are settled Is not the place where one would generally look for comedy. If nt Friday afternoon the god dess of laughter beamed upon the 3 ' rJ -. -, i Jr &,r .SsTMw-i court s suggestion that he had enough children to care for and suggested that he ply Ids suit elsewhere. Quickly came tlie response that he was quite willing to call (pills at the game of love making but for the fact that he held the widow in fear. Another cause of mirth was Klmer, aged thirteen. Klmer Is not n bad boy In the court's terminology, but he is possessed of n boyish mischievous trait. His father Is dead and his mother in the hospital, so Klmer had been living with a family beyond the limits of tlie city. Now, there was u neighbor, II physician, who, not being aide to countenance boyish misbehavior, one day delivered a "thrashing" to his own protege and to Klmer. So Klmer ran nwuy to the city, where the new-found freedom kept htm out to tlie wee small hours. Klmer admitted to the court that he wanted to be a good boy, but the memory of the "thrashing" still rankled, for ho had "felt uncomfortable for three days." The buy loves baseball and when he learned that he could be rnpl.'iiii of the home, team, his tears were dried and even the memory of the thrashing faded as he promised to be a model boy until his mother's return to the home. Loss of Her Bank Roll Peeved Fair Carolina ST. l.Ol'IS. If Carolina Kfasnika had not forced her stockings to compete trlth the savings banks she would still have her ,fl,7!MI ami three of her Mends. John Sil'ke and his wife, Helen, and John llumicki, would not have Veil locked up ill default of $1(I,(H) tail each, charged with reducing the llmincial swelling In the vicinity of her ankles. Jn view of her costly ex perience no one can Maine Carolina with vowing that in the future- she tvlll keep nothing In her stockings but her legs. Kvery dollar Carolina has man aged to save for years and years has gone into her stockings, and as she 'ins been extremely thrifty her under pinning bulged prominently at so many points that the slightest raise of her skirts convinced beholders she was suf fering from a series of compound fractures, due thousand seven hundred mid ninety dollars In hills of small denominations as most of them are said to have beenwould look like a van load of lettuce, so it. isn't hard to im Uif'.) Carolina looking as If she was Just naturally sinking into her shoes. She alleged that while attending a party recently in the apartment of Uumlcki she suddenly lost consciousness. When she revived some time later she was stricken with a severe chill below the knees and on Investigating discovered her long green wrappings had vanished. Carolina swears she was asked to drink some one's health in what, she now has every reason to believe was "knock-out drops." She reported the matter to the police. Have Had All the Hard Luck Coming to Them C111CACO. Maud Newton wedded under the shadow of all the HI omens she could think of. Put she and Forrest Cherublid, a soldier, whose home is in Chicago, but who is now stationed with a machine gun corps at Waco, Tex., are fast married. Forrest came Arrived in Hammond Ihey drove gayly to the office of Police Magistrate Theodore Koltz. and "stood up." "Where's the llce.vseV" "Why, rigid lie ." Forrest didn't complete the word, for the license was most palpably not "right here." It wasn't anywhere. The police scoured the town. They enlisted all of Hammond's available chauffeurs, who combed the roads and bosky dells about Hammond way for over an hour, when, be hold, a modest, olliclal looking white paper fluttered In the breeze just to the 'coward of a deep seagoing taxi, was grasped by Its skipper nnd turned over to tlie soldier swain. They were spliced. Now boih declare that nothing can happen to For rest In France, lor they have had all the hard luck coming to them. Always Something Worth NEW YOKK. Fifth avenue, a world window shop, Is always colorful. All the high-lights of wealth, aristocracy nnd snobbery are to be seen there. Liveried cars, coaches and four, Iorgnetted ladles In victorias, stunty road siers and Piccadilly busses clog the glistening asphalted street. Tlie sidewalks are the parade ground for all the world that drifts through New York. There are faces fair, fat and fragile. On Fifth ave nue one Is never surprised. The Kngllshman with the hall of '"foodie no!" and the answering "Pip-pip!" greets bis native friend alongside of the Indian prince, swathed In n riot of colors, who salaams to someone from his land. New Yorkers walk by them Without even turning their heads. Being where a tobacco drummer with ft flaming red tie never falls to excite my curiosity I can ulways get a thrill out of a stroll along the avenue. My recent experience on Fifth nveiuH', however, capped the climax. It was in front of one of those great, glass-ljiclosed entrances to a millionaire's borne. The doors started to swing open. A butler In a powdered wig stepped out. I got out of his way. They always make me feel like u miserable worm. A fashionably dressed woman emerged, nnd on leash she had a wlre hnlred fox terrier. That wusn't no remarkable, but on tho dog's left foot, below the knee, was nt nipped n wrist watch. That whs hIL But I know now why men throw bombs. Cm . . 1 SI. c, Laughter on the Side nlace and more than once the Judge's pivt-i fell when tlie snickers became I,..,.. lllll itIKIIIMl'. Matrimonial problems are many, but tin' most unique was that of the man who, not able to support In com fort his live motherless children, had the temerity to pay court to u widow with four children, lie did not speak Kuglish. In Polish the Interpreter put nt the up from Waco he Is twenty-nine to meet his blushing Maud of thirty three, who Is essaying her second matrimonial venture. They motored to Crown Point, Ind. On the way down they had three blowouts. l!ut they got their license and then bravely sallied forth for Ham mond, there to huve the knot knotted. On the way n black cat ran In front of their car, and they nearly ran over it. Seeing on Fifth Avenue ti product of the tall-grass regions n l M t "VrlJ FANNY DURACK, WORLD'S PREMIER WOMAN SWIMMER, HAS ARRIVED AT SAN FRANCISCO ti iv-'.'ir 4 . ' Photo shows I'aniiy Imrack, Australian mermaid, when she arrived In Sun l'rancisco, accompanied by Mlna jrroup on the pier as ihey stepped ashore. From left to rl?;ht: Minn Wylle, champion breast-stroke woman swimmer of the world; Puke Kahaiiauioku, world's greatest sprint swimmer, und NICK ALTROCK PULLS REAL BIT OF COMEDY .V" Kick Alt rock pulled a real piece of comedy the other day when he went In and hurled a game of ball for the Washington club. Kick came buck and wiiii his battle after a layoff of eight years. Fans who watched him pitch are amused over the Incident and are laughing yet. Nick has made thousands laugh by his antics on the coaching lines, but they never Imag ined he could pull anything so serious us that. It was so serious in fact, for Altrock, that it was tinged with humor. It all happened because (irlllith didn't have anyone to send in. "Lot me pitch," said Kick. Griff hesitated n bit, then grabbed a glove and tossed it to Kick, "you're on," said the Wash ington manager, and Nick went In. The crowd, understanding the situa tion, pulled hard for this veteran to come through apd he did. RESENTED JIBES ON ATTIRE Jack Gilligan Couldn't Stand to Have Other Players Make Fun of His New Shoes. Jnck Oilllgun, a Ies Moines pitcher once with the Browns, Is noted in baseball circles as a swell dresser. lie Is fond of handsome ties, shirts and the like, and always looks as If he came directly out of a bandbox. If there's one thing he can't stand It Is to be guyed about any part of his at tire, especially if he thinks the kidders are in earnest. "Once Jack told ns all about n pair of shoes he was to purchase," says Pitcher Paul Musser, formerly of the White Sox and now In the army. "He sold they were corkers, and prepared us for the sight. "A few days later he came into the hotel wearing those shoes. They were dandles, all right, cost him ?12, which was a hie sum those days. But the boys started In on him at once. " 'What size did you say they were, Jack?' asked one. " 'Bight nnd a half why?' "'Oh, nothing; except they look like twelves on you.' "Gilligan took It in earnest. You couldn't hire him to wear them after that. And he disposed of them for $2." NIEH0FF IS UNLUCKY PLAYER Former Cardinal, Sold to New York Giants, Breaks Leg in Recent Phil adelphia Game. Bert Niehoff will go down in the records as the unlncklest player of the season. He got a bad start with the Cardinals and was sold to the Giants. In his first game with them he mashed a finger and was out ten d.'iyn. Back a few days he broke a leg In a recent game at Philadelphia and probably Is out for the season. Neihoff Has Been Released. Bert Neihoff, tho New York Na tlonni second baseman, has been un conditionally released, though ho con tinues te roiiuiln on tho club's pay roll. Tlie relcaso has been made to iiliow tbe club to purchase a player, as Neihoff In now Injured Thr.,. and Mclnnls In Right. Fred Thomr.H Is playing fast hall at third 1mm for the Ited Sox. Manager J'lurrv made a wl"o move when he Kit TlO'lllllM on tho lniR and shifted Vi'lr,i.:, to lifit. 9m Wylle. The camera man snapped the Tunny Piirack. SMITH FAMILY IN LEAD IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES Two Smiths, who were promi nent In the major leagues last season, are now In the army. Sherrod Smith of the ltobins Is "over there," and Klmer Smith with Washington and Cleveland, Is in a camp In the middle West. However, the Smith family still leads all others In numbers of representatives in the major leagues. The Boston Braves have J. Carlisle Smith and Jimmy Smith. The Beds in clude Pitcher (Jcorgo Smith and Catcher Harry Smith. The St. Louis Cardinals have Jack Smith, and the St. Louis Browns, Karl Smith, Jimmy Smyth is with the Cardinals, but the family does not need a ringer with a "y" to maintain Its lead. No other family ap proaches the figure set by the Smiths. DIAMOND Frank Schulte continues to deliver the hits for Clark Urilllth. Charley I teal's eyes are better and his hitting has started to improve. Itespite the war the Clevelund In dians are drawing good crowds at home. Home Bun Baker is giving Babe Until a battle for top batting honors in the American league. Mick Maynard, the Amherst college star catcher and outfielder, has been signed by the St. Louis Cardinals. The Indians are becoming very par tial to the squeeze play and are using it with much success In close games. Cy Williams has added considerably to the batting strength of the Phillies, lie has his eye on the pill, which rare ly gets by him. Connie Mack says he has no inten tion of starting the war between the two major leagues again, but he in tends to keep Perry. Frank Snyder, catcher with the St. Louis Nationals, has been ordered to report to his draft board and be in ducted into the army. President Ebbots of the Brooklyn Nationals is another magnate who Is looking around for pitchers and doesn't know where to Hud them. Pitcher Howard McGrnnor of Sioux City has gone to Chillieothe, O., his home, where he has been called by his draft board to report for service. St. Louis fans are greatly excited over a statement emanating from Con nie Mack that In his opinion the Browns would win the American league pennant Joe Wood likes to play In the out field and he's one pitcher who has made good as a protean artist. Joe can change from a pitcher to a gar doner without blinking an eye or get ting the leust bit fussed. . Itoger Bresnahan, president of the Toledo American association club, has suggested to the league that games be played in the army cantonments. Jimmy Archer continues to play good ball for the Pirates, though It was generally believed last fall that he was through as a major leaguer. The Cardinals have a number of players on their roster who are In Class 1A of the draft, but none of these has been notified to Join the colors. It always makes a player happy to succeed against Ids old team. But think of George Burns with a flock of five hits, Including a double and a triple, at Detroit. Doolan Again a Regular. Mike Iioolan, who was discarded from the league two years ago, Is a regular again. He was formerly one of the greatest shortstops In tho ranks and now Is playing second base. The war has imidti It possible for him to get back, as Itay Kchinaiidt, the Iiodg ers Inllelder, Iiuh been called to the colors. NOTE ELBERFELD RUDE TO FAN Kid Klhorfeld, Little Rock iiiiiunger, In hi accommodating as tiny pilot In the Southern league, hut sometimes ha holts over when n fun butts In and tries to talk to him merely for the sake of saying something to ii bull player. A day or two ago Kid was talking to n Memphis sport writer about Ids hall club, when one of .these butt-Ins ciiine up. "Who you gonna pitch today, Klbei'Md?" tho hug asked. Tho Kid didn't say anything to the fan, hut kept on tnlklng. "Whero are your other pitchers?" the hug persisted. Silence. "Who's gonna pitch today?" "Say, for the love of Mike," said the Kid, pulling out n coin from his pocket, "take this nick el n ml buy you u score curd and llnd out." Hut the fun had lied. FEWER PLAYERS FAVORED BY EBBETS Policy of Some Managers to Car ry Extra Players Not Wise. Present Conditions in Baseball Make Such Movement Imperative if Game Is to Be Kept Alive Cut Down Limit. President Ebbots of the Brooklyn club favors a cutting of the player limit In the National league to 1(1 or 18 men. He says present conditions In baseball make such a movement imper ative If the game Is to be kept alive. "Twenty years ago National leuguc teams carried 14, 15 or 10 players und still provided the public with good sport," said Ebbets. "If I am not In error, the Brooklyns, when they won the pennant in l'.KK), were composed of 14 men three pitchers, two catchers, five Inflelders and three out Udders. The schedule that yeur called for 1311 games. The practice of carrying as many as players, nowadays, is ab surd. There are too many pitchers, extra lielders and piuch hitters. Some teams are able to put In left-handed hit ters against right-handed pitchers and the reverse whenever they feel like It. "Clubs that are keeping six intleld ers or outfielders, together with eight or nine pitchers, lire not willing to aid clubs that are short of material. But If the player limit Is reduced to 10 or 15 men, at least lit) callable players will be available. I do not mean that the weak dubs should get players for nothing. They should be made to pay a fair price. But under present condi tions, which have become alarming be cause of the many players already taken In the selective draft, the Na tional league must act quickly. Cut down the player limit and make the pennant race more evenly balanced. That Is a common-sense move, nnd I believe that other dub owners In our league will agree with me." CHRISTY MATHEWS0N IS GIVEN HARD CALL BY FAN Why some hall players maintain ir strict reserve on the ball Held Is a puzzle to a number of fans, but If tbey heard the players' side they would understand. Christy Mathewson, one time In u checker game In which he licked the writer easily and using his left hand at that, explained why he does not always answer queries put to him by funs while he is on tbe ball field. "AH fans are not alike," went on Christy, "but you never know when you are going to get In wrong. For exnmple, one time at Forbes field I was warming up near the grandstand and a fan culled out to me: 'Who'a going to pitch today, Matty?' I an swered, 'Marquard, I believe.' Then the fan replied : 'Why, you poor hunk of cheese, 'Marquard can't pitch.' "You see," continued Mathewson, "this fan called me a hunx of cheese because I had been pleasant enough to answer his question." YELLOW STARS FOR JUMPERS Suggestion Might Work Well If Saf fron Would Be Mistaken for a Color of Honor. Blue stara Indicate on a service flag players who have gone Into service, gold stars indicate those who have lost their lives making the fight for civiliz ation. If It were not that saffron might be mistaken for n gold color it would bo suggested that "player" stars be Imposed on serv'en flags to demon strate the players have left tho club to work for the "steal" league. Sport ing News. Army Chooses Murray. Cadet William S. Murray of Callfor tiln has been elected captain of the Army baseball team for next season. Ho Is a houvy-hlttliiif outllddcr. Rub Schauer In Army. Latest reports are to the effect that the Athletic' holdout twlrler, Itube Hrhiiticr, Is In the United Htalen army, so he will do no mors professional Ipliiylntf for a while. I I James nnd Alfred Ross, brothers, are candidates for office of county chool superintendent of Krlo county, Mrs. Lydlu E. Lapman, 85, Young--town, was struck by an auto and killed. Wlillom Welldman, 5, Canton, died of inj irics received when he fell from a moving wugon. 0. H. Black, Lancaster, died ot wounds in France. Hearing of charges against Eugene V. Debs, under federal Indictment, was postno'ied at Cleveland untl Spt. 9. When his airplane fell 1(10 feet Into the water near East Greenwich Conn., Lieutenant A. F. Suthern o! Cleveland, a naval aviator, lost his ilfe. Jesse W. Smith, president of the State Elks' association, announced ihnt the Elks' building in the Cami Phermun community group will cost fso.ooo. Commissioners of Wood, Seneca, Wyandot and Hardin counties will meet at Fimllny to confer on the ad vlsablllty of building a tubercular hospital for the live counties near Flndlsy. Several hundred Toledo business men will work four-hour shifts, after business hours. In munition plants which reuulre 1.000 extra men at once. Captain Hoy E. Lnyton of Wa; a l.onetn. Auglaize county, has been annointed adjutant genoral by Gov ernor Cox to succeed George li Wood. Loyton retired from Ohio na tional guard service as captain of Comnanv L. Second regiment, with which unit ho served as first Peuten nnt In the Spanish war. At Columbus. Ijiwrence Stevens IS. colored, shot and killed Oorg Inghiim. 2H. also colored. Stevena was arroBted later in Madison county Mrs. Ethnn tturVlcy, 39, Dayton watchman at a Big Four rullroad crosfdng, was killed by a passenger train. Robert I.udwlg, 8, of Columbus, was drowned at Biickeye lake when he fell from an embankment. Ohio is to furnish 2,50') men In the next call to Hip colors between Aug, f and Ai:r,. !. The boys will assem hie at Columbus burr.acks. President W. O. Thompson will re main at Ohio State university, he said In reply to rumors that he had been offered and was considering accept ance of the secretaryship of the ser.' i-ral board of education of thfl Pres hyterlan church. Presence of red weevil in wheat is believed to have dnmnged the croi live bushel per acre !n parts of Fay rtte county. Flftem hundred tegistered men noldinu; deferred classification nt Sid licy perfected an organization for the i.ale of war saings ftairns. At a meeting of the penitentiary comnilsFlou with Goveror Cox, for mer Lieutenant Governor W. A, 'reenlund ol Cleveland, a ir.eniner, was .appointed chairman, succeeding Dr. J A Leonard, Mansfield, resigned ecanse of ill health. Motor truck mail route will be es- labli.shed between Columbus and Clr. cinnati, lasting through London Washington C. II., lllllst-oro and in- tercicdiato towns. One trip each way will be made daily. Find in ?c of a quantity of dynamite it a large air-craft plant In Salem re sulted In the arrest of an enemy alien after an Investigation by de partment of justice officials. The prisoner, a native of Austria, wa;-. lodged In Jail at Cleveland. Clarence Stout, 30, of Mount Healthy, near Cincinnati, died from Injuries received when he was knocked down by an automobile. , lteclering that unless relief is granted some of the Ohio Interurban railway companies will go into re ceiver?' hands, the public utilities DoiTimlsslon authorized increased pas tenger fares to 14 lines which sub mitted arguments before the commis sion a week ago. The new passen ger rates range from 2 to .'J cents a mile. Federal government decided def initely not to use tlie Ohio state fair grounds as an aviation concentration camp. W. L. Atwell withdrew as candi date for Hepublicun nomination for 'congressman In Eighth Ohio district. A boiler explosion seriously burned George Statler, George Howard, Ed ward Hauck and three other work men at the Herb rand company's plant, Fremont. Five thousand white selects are in cluded In the July movement to Camp Sherman. Toledo and Ohio Central Railway rompar.y has bought water rights of an abandoned quarry at Foctoria and will erect a water poftening plant. Representing himself as a secret service assent, a stranger called at William Lcltz's livory barn at New ark, ordered a saddle horse, gave Loltz a $2." check, In roturn for which he received $'20, and disappeared. Pastor of First Presbyterian church at CoBhocton, Rev. D. C. Boyd, ten dered his resignation. He will enter community service work In the mili tary camps ever the country. O. M. Price of Cincinnati wus ap pointed a member of the shippers' representatives committee ot the t:i!lroad freight truffle committee. Bloodhounds were taken to Fre mont In an effort to trace alleged fire bugs following the burning of wheat In shocks and barns in various sec tions of the community. Canton ealoonlsts Increased tho price of boor to 10 coots a gluss, State Secretary of Agriculture Hhaw appointed J. A. Kauthrtipp, Mulberry, Clermont county, doputy dairy and food Insitoctor, nnd Misn Nina Norrla, Columbus, clerk in tho dairy nnd food InsiHtctlon depart ment State pfel Administrator Frants announced that shipment of r.nthra lt otta! In Ohio will be confined to tho tfortlrti of the state north of tbe inst'i Mnti of tho Erie rullroad nnd the roruiminli! through which It pusses. , wCLm .lullft Ann Parker. !H, the old el Methodist In Findluy, died after 9nil r'r Hliieua, Strike of omp"loy of tin I'tlver Terminal railway, Cleveland, war Milled off following a settlement of he controversy. Governor Cox announced that Pro voKt Marr.ha! General Crowdor Iin niven iiermlstlon to men who regis tered .lime 3 this your to enlist vol untarily In the national army, ro as to lessen the number of men oiiKawI In harvesting crops who otherwise would be drafted during July, Abraham T. Frye, 22, of Crestline., who enlisted in tho aviation conm last fall, has been killed In en air plane accident in France, At Cleveland four men were shot nnd seriously wounded, one probably fatally, by two bandits when they re slsted robbery The thieves escaped. Paul Strode, Fostoria soldier, died' in Hartford, Conn., from the effect: of having been nosed in France. Holier Watklns, 64, Dayton, war killed when a train struck his auto. Private Charles Hale of McCon nelsville and Private Alfred C. Wal burn of Wellston, of the marines, died of wounds received In action In France. John A. Voll of Zanesvllle wa elected president of the green bottle blowirs of irnitod States and Canada. Sergeant J. J. Kilgellon of Canton, member of the marine corps, was killed Sn action at the French front. Pattern makers In six shops at To led struck for a wage Increase from, .r cents to $1 an hour. Many are em ployed on government work. Walter G. Pardonner, 60, an alleged pro-German, was arrested at Napo leon. Ho Is thought to have Incited a pro-German feeling while selling pic tures In Henry, Defiance, Fulton and. Williams counties. Zenos Miller of Wooster brought down a military balloon and fought off three fokker machines over the Marne front !n France. Miss Caroline M. Breyfogle re signed as dean of women of Ohio State university. She plans to devotft her time to war work. Mrs. H. N. Scott of New Winches ter, visiting at tho home o John Carle at Bucyrue, was seriously burned when she dashed twice through the flames and smoke of a burning upstairs room to rescue the Carle children, a baby aged 8 month? and a girl aged 2 years. President W. F. Pierce, Kenyorn college, Gambler, escaped Injury by a miracle when his unto was struck by traction car ..t Lorain. Mrs. p erce's- Ieft arm wa broken and Mr? II. T. West had two ribs fractured. Four unidentified bodies were found beneath an overturned automobile ii the woods near Scio, Harrison coun ty. License tag on the machine 1 ni.ssing. Cohcetcn county has bought 701 In war stamps to date from the time the drive opened. This Is the postoftlce report of cash sales and is not maturity value. Hundreds of men were rounded up- at Toledo in a drive against men without classification cards. Seven battle planes from Wilbur Wright Held staged a mock aerial combat In the clouds above Dayton. Fred Brotherton, 2G and married. switchman at Crestline, was run down by a yard engine and instantly killed. John Alexander, 69, farmer and president of the Byesville bank, died suddenly after returning from work n a hay field. Socret service agents threatened to- prosecute Ross county commissioners if they release 15 diseased women confined In the Chllllcothe jail, where they worn taken for treatment. The women were locked up by federal au thorities, to prevent a spread of dls- ase at Camp Sherman. Many small Ohio cities were hard hit when the new American Railway Express company abandoned interur ban railway service, according to J. B. Dugun, chief inspector of the public utilities commission. Some Qf these towns have no direct steam railroad connection with cities. Jim Judge, a Bulgarian confined in the county Jail at Fremont, commit ted suicide by slashing his throat. David Rohrer was kidnaped from his home at Smlthviile, near Woos ter, but was released several nours luter after agreeing to Invest $300 in government securities. Dr. A. K. Follett, 65, a practicing physician, was struck by lightning- and Instantly killed on his farm near Granville during a storm. George Zwllling, who was with the physician at the time, was knocked down and stunned. Ohio ranks above every other state in the number of men its universities and colleges have furnished for the military service. Ot the IHO.OOO teachers, graduates und st'.'dtnts of Amorican colleges In tho service, be tween 8.000 and 9,000 are from Ohia Institutions. Operating expenses of the state- board of administration and the 20 institutions under its care advanced only 10 per cent last year over the previous one, it Is shown in a prelimi nary fiscal report for the 12 months ended June 110. Average dnily popu lation of institutions was 23,325, an increase of 617 over 19 1". Lieutenant Donald H. Charlton of Sulphur Springs was instantly killed- in Texas when his airplane fell !n a tall spin. While sleeping on a pier at Buck eye lake, Richard Strannhan, 16, sou of Frank Stranahnn of Brlggsdale, ranklln county, foil into the water and was drowned. Seneca county dairymen made a demand on the county food adminis tration for an Increase in milk prices. The long-continued drought is given as the cans' for the demand. Guuttif Plankaest, 40, Belgian, wus- killed nt Bowling Green by lightning. Mystery surrounding the disappear ance more than u week ago o' Ver non linger, the K-mo-.iths-old son of Harry V. and Mary linger, at Colum bus, was solved when the father con fessed that he had chloroformed tho child ui'd had thrown the body in a rofitso water cistern. Iluger suys'he guve the Infant chloroform In an ef fort to quiet it. Dr. William H. Guyer, president of Findluy college, has niiiiitunced the gifts to tho endowment fund of the ollege for this month a mount to more than $5,000, The total cf the fund now U about tZuo.nuu.