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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT
$1.50 The Democrat is now fl. 50 per year in advance. Cincinnati Daily Post and Democrat, both one year, f 4.00 $1.50 The Demo -rat Is now f 1.50 per year in advance. Cincinnati Daily Pott and Democrat, both one year, J4.00 EiUbllthad Ms, II IS. BsUrad tth-C11n.Mo.rtMt-efc-M eond eUt Mil tt. Volume 23, Number 21 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, August 31, 1918 TIL ESUH pre . PARIS, Aug. 29. (10 A. M.) French troops are fighting in Noyon, according to reports received fiom the battle front early today. The town, which now forms the apex of a sharp salient, is heavily defended by machine guns. It !s already outflanked from the northwest. Speeding up their advance, the French have enlarged their hold on the west bank of the Somme canal over a wide front south of Peronne. The German retreat is reported to have been precipitated at some points last night. There is every indication that the enemy retreat will not halt before it reaches the entire Hindenburg line, altho the Boshes are resisting tenaciously in the vicinity of Noyon. Fall of that town, expected hourly, will remove the last strong defence be fore Guiscard, five miles to the north, it is believed. In the dry canal east of Nesle the fighting was extreme heavy. A huge amount of material was captured in tnat region North of Soissons the Germans are clinging to dominating positions at Cuffies (a mile and a half north of the city) an Juvigny (where American troops are operating). The Germans are reported to be greatly strengthening their positions in St. Gobam forest between the Oise and the Ailette), which is regarded as already among the best defence on the west front. NOYON, GERMAN !ASE, CAPTURED WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES IN THE FIELD, Aug. 29.- Noyon was occupied this morning by the troops of General Humbert. The fall of Noyon comes as a heavy blow to the Germans who were thought, during the early days of the Picardy offen sive, to be planning to hold Noyon as the southern pivot of their line which runs northward along the old battlefront of 1916. MORE THAN 10 MILES HINDENBURG LINE IS IN BRITISH HAND S LONDON, Aug. 29. The Germans are now fighting with their backs to the Somme. In their advance yesterday the French swept forward an ad ditional six miles on a front of about 25 miles, capturing 40 vil lages and reaching the new German defenses on the Somme from Cizancourt, five miles south of Peronne, to the vicinity of Noyon. Part of this line is formed by the Somme and the remainder by the North Canal. Joining this operation on tne nortn tne untisn made an appreciable advance on both sides of the Somme where it flows in a westerly direction capturing Curlu, north of the river, and reaching the line of Herbecourt, four miles west of Peronne, and Fresnes, five miles south of Herbecourt. south of the river. British troops also cont.nued their progress between Ba paume and the Scarpe, capturing Croisilles and advancing to Vaulx-Vrancourt, five miles northeast of Bapaume. More than 10 miles of the Hindenburg line is now in British hands. The French, operating along the Oise, captured Suzoy, Pont L'Eveque, Vauchelles and Porquericourt, approaching to within about a mile of Noyon on the west. Between the Oise and the Aisne American troops repulsed several counter attacks near Juvigny, four miles north of Soissons WEEKLY REVIEW OE WAR British and French continued their successes on the western battle front the past week, advancing their lines and capturing numerous towns, thou sands of prisoners and great quanti ties of war supplies. To the British over the 30 miles of.the fighting zone from the Cojuel river, southeast of Arras, to Lihons, south of the Somme, numerous towns have fallen and enemy territory has been pene trated to a depth of several miles. Where the French are fighting, be tween the Matz river and the terri tory north of Soissons, additional goodly gains have been made in the envelopment of Noyon and the gen eral maneuver"which seeks to crush or drive out tho Germans from the salient between the Somme and the Aislette and to put into Jeopardy the entire German line running through entire German line running to the city of Kheims. The British are now men acing the town of Bapaume, where the Germans are offering their most desperate resistance. During- the week the British have taken more than 17,000 prisoners, and large numbers of guns and great Quantities of supplies also have fallen Into their hands. Some of the pris oners taken have been Identified as coming from Austro-Hungarlan units Notwithstanding the fact that the Germans have brought up large num bers of fresh reinforcements In an endeavor to stay the progress of the 1 allies, their efforts have been without avail. Where they were able mo mentarily to hold back their oncom ing foes the Germans finally were forced to cede the ground demanded. They are being pushed back toward the old Hindenbiir? line. As yet there has been no movement by the Germans along the Vesle river to indicate that a retirement toward the Aisne is in immediate prospect The Americans and French in this re glon continue to heavily shell the en emy's back areas. Farther east in the Vosges region the Americans are keeping up their patrol activity against the cnemv. The Americans also are busily engaged In bombing German points behind the line. Aug. 27. The English launched a new offensive from the east of Arras cn the Scarpe river and southward tc the Cojeul. All along-fhe front the British pressed forward at places to a depth of more than two miles and captured a half dozen or more vil lages, among them Monchy-le-Preux, Guemappe and Wancourt. Additional gains also were made by the British east of Albert and on both sides of the Somme river. The French In the day's operations against Roye took 600 prisoners. Aug. 28 Between the Somme and the Oise the French have broken the backbone of the German resistance at Roye, capturing this pivotal point to an invasion eastward of the plains of Picardy and advancing their lines north and south of the town over a front of 12 miles to a depth of more than miles at certain points. In the region around Arras the British now are well astride the roads lead ing to Doual and C&mbrai, and far ther south along the Somme they have pressed forward until they are almost at the gates of Peronne. USUAL HONOR TO DEPARTING LADS Rockford citizens again had charge of the exercises that took place at the court-house park lust Monday previous to the departure of the 41 selects for Camp Taylor, Ky. Mayor Jackson, of that village, acting as ma-tter of ceremo. nies, called the assembled hosts to order the Red Men's band i urnished the music and Rev. Downing delivered the invo cation. Rev. L. E. Ames followed with an able and patriotic address, in which tie toon occasion to appeal to the boy going to camp to remember father, moth er, sister and sweetheart and the fun influences of home, the yearning hearts that will follow them wherever thev may be called to serve. Rach lad was resented with a comfort kit by tlie Red Cross and the Rockford Commercial Club seen that each got the customary gift. Another pleasant fea ture of the lads' entertainment followed the exercises at the park, when they were invited to theFavette candv kitchen and served with ice-cream. Leo Schaefer, of Rockford, was the only select who failed to answer roll-call, lie as ill with fever, but wirl join the contingent to Camp Taylor ns soon as he ht to make the trip. The contingent was officered by Carl Schultz as captain, Karl Morningstar as first lieutenant and Eldon Hair as second lieutenint. 31 MORE LADS FOR CAMP NEXT WEEK The next contingent of Mercer county boys will leave next week for Camp Sherman, probably on Friday. This quota will be made up entirely of youths 21 years of age, as follows: Walter Viereck Urban Fox Jacob Hole Charles Pierstorfl Constantine Fecher Alfred J. Scbindler Joseph Fisher Harry Reinders Roman Vonderhaar Dallas Stephenson William Stoll Glen Lichty Raymond Stachler Leo Nieberding Joseph Buscher Clarence Hamilton John Ellis Otto Dicke Harry Kruger I-red Overman Herschel Kettring Alva Cole Homer Richard Elmer Dixon William Bockner John Vantress Philip Hess Garrett Hamilton Edward Hints Oscar Heffner Carl Brehm Theodore Oppenheim Joseph Pierce Simpson F'isher One hundred and twenty-tight of the 221 twenty-one-year-old registrants have sent in agricultural or industrial claims to the district draft board at Findlay for classification. Forty-four questionaires have been returned and several of the names in the a'.ove list, which will be sent to Camp Sherman, were taken from the questionaire list. Weekly Newspapers Given Another Push Give us your ear once more, old fri nds, and help us out of a hole. The government is again after country weekly newspapers. The publishers have been trying to get their lists on cash basis, but the old credit system has been hard to overcome, notwithstanding the fact the bulk of our subscribers always pay in advance. The most of the remainder paid some time during the year. Und the new law this time is so limited as to be of no use, as these readers generally paid at taxing paying time, June or December. The new order of August 21, laid down by the war industries board, contai one rule among the 15 that hits us and many of our old readers, the others per taming to the further conduct of the paper directed solely to the publisher. The rule that puts the papers on a what might as well have been on a cash in advance basis follows: "2. No publisher may continue subscriptions after three month after date of expiration, unless subscrip tions are paid for." We are given, if we understand the law, until September 15. in which to coin ply with the rules of the board. The only thing left for us to do is to cut off those now in arrears, no difference how long or short the time, .and collect the bills now due us under former rulings and the postal laws governing debts previously made, we nope our readers understand tne dilemma we are in and act accord ingly and promptly. Otherwise we must part company. The Government has said to country publishers as olaln as It can dc siaiea, go on a casn oasis or quit. Now as to Delinquent Subscriptions While this order in regard to subscriptions would seem to automatical lv anna subscriptions running on and after September 15 unpaid, in no wav does it inter fere with the collection of what is due us on subscription up to that date. Here is the law applicable to this case, as handed down in decisions of the United States Court on the subject : Subscribers who do not give express notice to the contrary are considered as wishing to renew tlieir subscription. If the subscriber order a discontinuance of their publication, the publisher may continue to senu mem until an ones are paiu. If the subscriber refuses to take periodicals from the postoflice to which thev are directed, he is responsible until he has settled his bill and ordered the paper discontinued. "If subscribers move to other places without informing the publisher, thev are held responsible. The courts have held that refusing to take periodicals from the postoflice or removing and leaving them uncalled for is prima facie evidence of int.ntionto defraud. If subscribers pay in advance they are bound to give notice at the end of the time if they do not wish to continue taking it, otherwise the subscriber is respon sible until express notice with payment of all arrearages is sent to the publisher. ARE YOU FOR OR AGAINST? Now that the candidates of both polit ical patties for the nomination of Rep resentative to the next Stite Legisla ture have been selected, the question of their position on the only vital domestic question before the people at the No vember election is desired .and can I be dodged. We refer to the ratification of the National Prohibition amendment. The Legislature to be chosen this fall confronted with this issue, and its membership will decide its fate. rhe people of the county have a right to know where their Representatives stand for or against. No ifs and ands go. The Democrat wishes a plain state ment from the county's candidates for Representative. It is up to Mr. Huber and Mr. Brookhart. C. C. CARLIN", Editor Democrat. 58 BOYS REACH MAN'S ESTA1E SINCE JUNE 5 Fifty-eight Mercer county boys have jecome of age bince the June registra- ion according to the enrollment made Saturday. County Clerk of Courts Has- nger acted as registrar. The names of he lads are: Bryan Baker, Celina Paul Johnson, Celina Robert Goodwin, Elgin John C. Boehmer, St. Henry John Homan, St. Henry Dee Now, Celina Frank Zizzleman, Celina Ivan Byers, Willshire John Kramer, St. Henry Dillon Hatiery, Celina Russell Small, Mendon Rollo Roebuck, Mendon. Fred Buechner, Rockford Edward Tohle, St. Henry Edward Braun, Ft. Recovery Clarence Lime, Celina Cloid Spahr, Burkettsville William Binkley, Rockford Aloys Wa terbusch, Maria Stein. Lawrence Bauer, Celina George Brehm, Rockford Hugo Niekamp, Chickasaw Frank Krall, Willshire Eugene B'rkmeyer, Lima Edward Kessens, Lima John Allen, Coldwater Constant Schwieterman, Celina Emory Grim, Celina Edward Homan, Chickasaw John Doll, Ft. Recovery John Seifring, St. Henry William Dock, Celina Clarence Teeters, Celina Charley Spicer, Celina Raymond Walter, Coldwater Roman Schoch, Celina Lawrence Traxler, Ft. Recovery Homer Hinders, Celina Razzie Springer, Celina Fred Ti'iimerman, New Weston David Breymayer, Ft. Recovery Rudolph Strab?l, Celina Leo Hecker, Coldwater Hugo Baker, Rockford William Brown, Mendon Frank Brown, Celina Albert Voke, Rockford Robert Stanbery, Irvine, Ky. William Cannon, Celina Theophilus Hurd, Carthagena Earl Granger, Ft. Recovery George Stein, Celina John Duncan, Celina Lester McGilvery, Mendon Ralph King, Rockford O. L. Real, St. Marys Samuel Buxton, Celina Leo Preston, Montezuma BROOKHART (MQUVOCALLY FOR RATIFICATION Celina, O., August 26, 1918. C. C. Carlin, Editor Democrat, Celina, O.: Dear Sir Replying to your request in last week's issue of your paper for a statement from the candidates for Rep resentative to the General Assembly of Oiil from Mercer County, as to their position on the question of the ratifica tion of the National Prohibition amend ment, I beg to state that I am in favor I of the ratification of the .-hove named amendment and will vote for it if the opportunity ever presents itself. Hoping this stateu ent is unequivocal enough to meet your requirement, I beg to remain Yours very truly, E. J. BROOKHART. NOTHERN TOWNSHIPS ONLY ONES INTERESTED IN FAIR From the awards in the premium lists of the Banner fair one would conclude there was little interest or none taken in it by the people of the south end of the county. This shows mostly in the boys' and girls' contests. In pig and poultry contests this was true. In the girls' uuiuc-miiKinffana sewing contests, given oeiow, tne awards speak that wav. tii : .i i uiiowiiiij are uie winners in the sew ing contest: Girls under 14 years Amy Grim, union township, first, 4; Miss Felver, Dublin township, second, $3. From 14 to IS years Mary Townsend, Center township, first prize, 4; Mary Linmger, Celina, second, J3; Florence Grim, Lmon township, third, $2. The prize winners in the home-making contest were: Maomi Smith, Jefferson township, first prize, $4; Virtue Wilson, Hopewell town ship, second, S3. 50: Bernice Iieouirber. Jefferson, third, $3; Amy Grim, Union township, fourth, $2.50. LIMITED SERVICE: MEN GO TO CAMP TUESDAY Family Reunions The annual reunion of the Dehavs and Now families was held at Edgewa.er Park yesterday. The third annual reunion of the Small- ey family was held at the country home of Walter Nutt, southwest of Rockford, last Sunday. Eighty-five members and friends of the family were present. The family of Mrs. Marv Dickman held a pleasant family reunion at ihe 'Cast club house last Sunday. The ven erable woman, now past four-score-vears and ten, was surrounded by 31 chi'dren and grandchildren. Four limited service men will be sent to Camp Sherman next Tuesday. They are Herbert SudhofT, of Toledo; Gregor Fullenkamp, St. Henry; Frank Donhai- ser, Mendon, ana Lion Llark bnyder.ht. Recovery. Earl G. Drake, of Mendon, left yester day morning for Columbus Barracks to enter the engineering corps. He was included in the list of limited service. TEACHERS MEET GREAT SUCCESS The Mercer County Teachers' Associa tion, in annual session here this week, is having one of the most interesting meetings in its history. The enrollment is near the marK. lue lecturers are getting generous attention and their messages are falling in tertile ground. The world war has done much to accen tuate the need of a broader and fuller education and the speakers are driving home the thought with corresponding energy. The meeting is indeed proving an epoch in institute work and The Democrat regrets it has been unable to chronicle its daily sessions. COMMUNITY SOCIAL AT MONTEZUMA TO-MORROW Some Bird, Alright? Simon Schendelbird, of Frankfort, Ind., who came here to sample our bug juice, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and cage 1 on the charge of disorderly conduct. At a hearing in the police court Wednesday he was assessed $5 and costs, the present prices for common and premeditated drunks. The proceeds from the community so cial to be held at Montezi.nia to-morrow will be used to help reach Franklin township's quota of the fund being raised to complete the community noufe at Camp Sherman. The committee has planned several special features, one of them a miscellaneous booth at which will be sold potted plants, hyacinths and tulip bulbs, fancy work, canned goods and almost anything you can think of. The community house is a real home where the friends and relatives of our soldier boys find board, room and enter tainment when visiting them. Lend your support to the community house by attending the social to-morrow. Ex-Auditor T. A. Weis was notified of the death of his brother, John Weis, of Belleville, 111., Saturday just as he was eaving with his family for a vacation at Glen Lake, Michigan. THE GRIM REAPER Walter Thcmas, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas, of Rob ison, 111., died at the home of his grand porents, Mr. and Mrs, Hugh Thomas of this city, last Tuesday. The child, with his parents, came here for a visit only a week before its demise, and it took sud denly ill the day after the family arrived here, turning i joyful occasion into one of sorrow and gloom. The parents and geandparent of the little one left for Ill inois Wednesday with the remains. , The Legislature and Ratification Ohio brewers and liquor dealers are not sincere if they claim the defeat of the ratification of the National Prohibition amendment as the result of the legislative primaries on the 13th. The fact is, the House will be for ratification by a good margin, regarless of the result of the November election, while the situation so far as the Senate is concerned is far more favorable for ratification than against it. In a few instances the drys did not do as well as tbey should, because to many of them remained away from the primaries, but on the whole, the results are moat satisfactory to the dry forces. No net will stake anything of value on the chance of defeating ratification. In fact, it will be n surprise to those best acquainted with the situation if the ratificationists win with comparative ease in both branches. And yet this is no time for the drys to boast of what will happen next winter. The primaries are over; now comes the marshaling of the forces for the battle in November. The preliminary skirmibh has ended satisfactorily, but final victory has not yet been achieved. Let it be distinctly understood that in counties and Senatorial districts where the nomination of b .th parties are known to be favorable to ratification, the drv organization will neither uid nor oppose either Republican or Democrat, but in every instance where a known ratificationist has for an opponent an anti-ratifjra- tionist, the drys will support the former and oppose the latter, regardless of the politics of either. So far as the drys are concerned, it must be understood there will be no com promise. The drys are out to defeat men who do not favor ratification of the Fed- eral dry amendment, and they will use every legitimat.' means to brim? about their defeat. This is the crucial battle of the war airainst the liuuor traffic, and the drva will not ask for quarter, neither will they give quarter. The Prohibition forces of Ohio have worked patiently and persistently man v years for the opportunity which is now theirs. Thev have driven the liquor traffic from trench to trench until, like Germany the traffic's ally it is on the defens ive, driven into a corner, and the drys now have the power as well as the disposi tion to finish the job. This is the work to which they will now address them selves, and they expect to complete the task on the 5th of November. The Amer ican Issue. Budweiser Did This LChicago Labor Leader. The Busch million that went into German war bonds and was used to poison the wells of information in this country all came from Budweiser. ou, I and millions rf other Americans have contributed directly or indirectlv to the Busch millions. We have furnished the money with which treachery and treason have been financed. We have built the Busch castle on the R.hine and have made the name of Busch famous in kaiserdom for its luxurious surroundings and support of Hna institutions. Buying Budweiser has done this maybe more. Perhaps the Busch war bond million has bought bullets for the Bodies to kill our American boys. We are a tolerant people. Budweiser is still selling and many of us are still buying it. If we do not drink beer, the Huscn family supplies us with Bevo. Bevo, liudweiser and Busch are all the same. They suggest treachery and hould be put out of business. Local Briefs Miss Mary Langel, one of the most uccessful grade teachers in the Celina public schools, has accepted a position in the junior high school at Fostoria as a special history teacher. Supt. Younger, of the Third Supervis ion District, announces that the schools Center, Hopewell, Jefferson and Frank lin township will open next Monday, and urges all pupils to enroll on the opening date. Miss Emma Karr has accepted a posi tion in the war risk insutance depart ment of the Federal goverment at Wash- ngton at a salary of 51,000 per year. She has been a faithful employe in the local postoflice the past few months. Mart Duffy and Carl Brown, of Van Wert, and Eli Neuschwander, of Port land, were given $S and costs Saturday for being drunk and disorderly. Eu Cook, a local celebrity, in the police court for about the thousandth time, was given $25 and costs for refusing to labor. Cause, booze, for which the people of Celina are responsible. It takes this this way of damning its product. Many peolpe wonder why an Am- ienn flag uosen't fly from the high tower of tin? fine new elevator of Palmer & Miller, on W. Logan street. One would surely look good from that quarter of town. We don't be lieve it would hurt Polar Bear busi ness any. EOPLE GIVEN WHAT THEY WANT ANOTHER WAY TO ADJOURN POLITICS Jacob Wendell, aged 69, a well known and highly respected farmer of Liberty township, died at his home there on the 19th inst. He was in his apparent good health and was getting ready to come to the fair when suddenly stricken with paralysis, and died in a few hours. The deceased is survived by two daughters and three sons Mrs. Lewis Baucher, Mrs. Bollenbacher, and Otto, Lewis and Edward Wendell, all residents of Liber ty township. Funeral servicrs were held Saturday at the Liberty church, Rev. Lewis Egger conducting the service. Mrs. Henry Gels, aged 75 years, a well known and highly respected pio neer woman, died at her home at St. Henry last Sunday after a protracted ill ness. She is survived by her husband and four sons and three daughter?. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning from the St. Henry Catholic church. Mrs. Anna Sielschot, of Center town ship, was in town Tuesday on "her way to Bryant, Ind., for a visit with her sis ter, Mrs. C. L. V. Kellv. Rev. Reitz and family returned from Ft. Wayne, Ind., Tuesday, where Mr. Reitz was attending the annual conven tion of the Evangelical Lutheran joint synod of Ohio and neighboring states. GET WORK IN SUGAR FACTORY Get work in sugar factory, an essential industry. Season starts abont Sept. 25. Secure your place now. Sejor write T. H.Turnlull, Columbia Sugar Compa ny, Paulding, O. 20-year franchise and SI. 40 gas has no terrors for Celina people, if the meet ing and petitions of the citizens at the city building Mondav night is an exhii it of their desires. Taking this as their cue, conticil Tuesday night passed the ordinance demanded by the Lima Gas Co., and instead of 50-cent natural gas we will soon be enjoying Philanthropist Curtin's $1.40 naturalized gas. Paste this in your hat. The printing of Clerk Wintei 's annual report was awarded to the Standard Printing Co. It will be printed in the usual pamphlet form. Another attempt will be made to sell the old fire team and harness on the 7th inst. IN CUPID'S DOMAIN Miss Anna Kaus and William Fors thoif, popular young people of this city, were wedded at the Catholic church here Tuesday morning, Rev. August Haller performing tne ceremony. They were attended by Miss Mary Schunck and Charles Metzner, intimate friends of the couple. At the conclusion of the service the wedding party were served with breakfast at the tesidence of Supt. and Mrs. Andrew Schunck at the infirytnary, where the bride has long been an able assistant of the matron at that institu tion. Mr. Forsthoff is one of our best known young carpenters and contractors. Both have a host of friends that wish them the best in married life. Mr. and Mrs. Forsthoff left Tuesday for a short honeymoon at Cincinnati, and after tlieir return will be at home to their friends in their new bungalow on North Mill street. Congratulations. Mercer County Observer. J In order to adjourn politics during the October Liberty loan drive, the county Republican committeemen elected Tues day of last week met Saturday afternoon at the Observer office and organized for the coining two years, as follows: H. F. Drury, Celina, Route 4, Chair man of Central Committee; Secretaiy, F. E. Gilberg. The elective committee elected is as follows: Harry McDaniel, Ft. Recovery; E. E. Risen, Mercer; F E. Gilberg, Ce lina; Wm. A. Hamilton, Union town ship; H. F. Drury, Center township; Wm. Wiley, Coldwater: George Vaney, Celina, Route 6; L. E. Springer, Monte zuma; J. Z. Riley, Celina. H. F. Drury was elected chairman and F. E. Gilberg, secretary-treasurer. Four vacancies on the centrpl commit tee were filled, as follows: Burketts ville, Hosea Birt; Granville, Aaron Jones; Jefferson, R. A. Riley; Celina, i-ourtn Ward, Ura Roser. The county advisory committee organ ized with A. A. Piper, Celina, president, and J. M. Hale, Celina, as secretary. The entire committee includes G. A. Renter, Ft. Recovery; Anthony Klein henz, Maria Stein; Albert Buxton. Mon tezuma; C. F. Morvilius, Coldwater; John A. Wilson, Hopewell township; C. C. Pixler, Rockford; A. H. Barber, Men don; J. W. McKee and Geo. F. Weber, Celina, and the presidenL and secretary above mentioned. Sure Pay a to Raise Good Horses Perhaps nobody wears as broad and permanent smile as a result of t' e fair as our old friend John Stillbareer. the well known horsebreeder. There's a reason. John exhibited a five months. old stallion colt that won the sweep stakes over all ages. The colt was sired by his famous stallion Martin. Not only this, but an expert from the Ohio State University who looked the young animal over declared it to be one of the most perfect to come under his observation. As a result, he was authorized to pur chase the colt for the O.S.U. The con sideration was $800. Some price, eh? GRANGE PICNIC 7 The Granges of Mercer county will hold a free-for-all picnic at the fair ground at this city on Saturday, Sept. 7. The names of the speakers will be given next week. Besides, there will be games for little folks, band and other musir and recitations and a big basket dinner on a table some hundreds of feet lone. Oh, boy! There will be a meeting of Neptnne Grange this (Friday) evening. Miss Sarah Luree Newcomb and Glen W. Lie ty, well known young people of the north end of the county, were wed ded at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Oran Newcomb, last Men- day evening. The ceremony was wit nessed by a large number of intimate friends of the young people and was per formed by the bridj's pastor, Rev. Ely. The bride is a teacher by profession, and will teach in the public schools at Buck land the coming term. The groom is a young business man of Rockford, who soon expect to be called to the service. Miss Josephine Burch and Philip A. Ramsey, both joung people of this citv, were wedded at the local Presbyterian manse on the 22ud, Rev. Horn perform ing the ceremony, which was witnessed by Wm. J. Burch and Mrs. Emma Bauer, the father and sister of the bride. WINNERS IN POULTRY AND PIG-GROWING CONTESTS Following were the winners in th boys' and girls' pig-growing contest last week at the Banner fa r and the amount of the premiums awarded: Harold Rickets.of Hopewell township, first prize, $10. Harold Brookhart, Hopewell township, second prize, $9. Lavaun Hall, Center township, third prize $8. Glen Brookhart, Hopewell township, fourth prize, $7. Arthur Hansel, Hopewell township, fifth prize, $6. In the bovs' and girls' poultry con test Hopewell township won two of the three prizes, and a glance at the contest above would make one think Hopewell was acting the "pig." The poultry winnets were: Kenneth Webb, Center township, first prize, 58. Hulda Roediger, Hopewell township, second prize, $7. Harry Roediger, Hopewell township, third prize, 6. " The prizes for the best Grange displays went to Neptune and Montezuma, the former getting first.