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. Farm or Fight seems to be the government slogan. Wur Food It uued to take two or three buHliels of corn or potatoei to buy a year's subscription to The Demo crat. You know the situation now Shoot the dollar this way aa soon as you can. Captain Jenkins may be ordered to rake a list of those who ought to do farm work or enllut. EiUblUhad M., 1I9J. Bntnad thClin..l Ma.jpott-offiM Mcod-elu nail mattai. Volume 22, Number 4 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, May 4, 1917 THE CEL DAMAGES In Sum of $15,00!) Sought for Death of Wife Rockford Electric Light Company Defendant In Salt Brought by C. J. Schumm. C. J. Schumm, as administrator of the estate of Jeanette Schumm. de ceased, through his attorney, J. D Johnson, lust Tuesday filed suit against the Rockford Electric Light company, of Rockford, praying for judgment In the sum of $15,000 The plaintiff avers that his house was wired for electric lights and pow er purposes; that his home Is on the Rockford-WillBhire pike, and that the defendant company furnished him electricity, the service line for said residence being attachd by said com pany to the high tension or primary line of defendant, leading from the aforesaid plant at Rockford to Will shire. Said high voltage was reduc ed by means of a stepdown transform' er so as not to exceed 110 volts, for which said dwelling had' been wired to supply electricity for domestic in candescunt lights of that voltage and to furnish power for a washing mach ine, used for the ordinary family washing, also of 110 volts capacity. On September 6, 1916 the rest dence of C. J. Schumm was without lights and 'the defendant company was requested to repair same. The defendant, though repeatedly requested, negligently failed and re fused to make inspection, examina tion or repairs. Instead they sent some large fuse plugs to be used by Jenetta Schumm, deceased, the cap acity of which plaintl.. does not know and she was given Instructions to put them In. C. J. Schumm without the know ledge of the dangerous conditions of said transformer and of the electric cwrrent put said fuse plugs in place of those that had burned out. Oa September 11, 1916, the de ceased prepared to do her weekly washlngt and connected the fixture to the machine which had been her cus tom lor more than three years. She thereby received an electrical shock so severe as to cause Instanteous death. The said injury and death was caused by reason of the defective, broken down and disarranged trans former negligently kept and main 'tained by the defendant company which permitted a high voltagex of more than 500 volts to leave its lines and enter the interior wiring of said residence. NEW OFFICERS OF CELINA E. P. SURELY A GOOD LAW The State Industrial Commission lust week granted an award to Wil liam Fink, of Coldwater, amounting to $1200 for an Injury resulting In the Iocs of his right hand, recently sustained at the plant of the Cold- water Butter Tub Co., when the hand was caught between a pulley and belt. Medical expenses were also paid from the state Insurance fund. The award of the commission was granted un der the provisions of the Ohio Work men's Compensation Law. FIRST A.V INSULT TO THE FAMILY BIG PRICES WILL DO THE BUSINESS Some farmers have a selfish Idea that If they grow big crops the price will decrease. Prices ought to de crease some, nut me aay of low prices has gone by not to return This week In Columbus a potato grower was offered a contract of $2 bushel for all the potatoes he could grow and deliver next fall, with ten per cent, cash payment as soon as the eeed was planted. The farmer refus ed to make the contract. He expets more. Yet $2 a bushel for potatoes is a big prlc. Mr. Farmer can afford to plant every acre he has on account of fat prices. ' He need not be told by somebody in a skyscraper to hoe corn and potatoes in order to be pa triotic. The Dollar is the bait and we all knew it. Ottawa Sentinel. Annua! Field and Track Meet of County Schools Will Be Held at Fair Gronnda Next Frtdry All-Day Program Has Been Arranged. Newspapers tell of a Philadelphia billy goat that saw a Bock Beer sign In a saloon window and promptly entered the saloon and vigorously butted the sign. We believe the story. Even a billy goat will resent such an insult to the goat family. American Issue. MANY New Pupils Are Coming to Celina Aviation School Growing in Popularity The first annual Field Day and Track meet pf the Mercer County schools will be held at the Fair Grounds, Celina, Friday, May 11, be ginning at about ten o'clock. Tlit program for the grade schools will be given in the forenoon and for the high school in the afternoon. The list of events for the day will include shot put, board and high jump; hop, step and jump; races of various kinds, including sack race; ball throwing, nail-driving, tug-of- war, and various other contests and games. A ball game will be played for the championship of the county. The Boys' Band of Celina will fur nish good music. Suitable prizes will be awarded to the winners, both as Individuals and as schools. The object of the meeting is to bring home Interests and school In terests more closely together, and to promote pure, wholesome amateur athletics in our schools. Tne schools that are still in ses sion will be dismissed to attend the meeting. A very cordial Invitation is extend ed to the general public. Come and spend a day in the Interests of the schools. You will enjoy the day and the children will be delighted. S. COTTERMAN, County Suprintendent. FURNISH Democrat Names of People Re fusing Use of Idle Lots WIFE For Cult Hut Ion and We Will Give Theni All Publicity They Deserve and More Walking home with a young mar ried man of the west end last night, the Idle lots and their cultivation came up, and he dropped the remark that he had written to an out of town man (forgive the expression) if he would allow the use of his idle ground, and got a point blank refus al. On Godfrey Heights there are dozens of idle lots growing up each year in weeds. Search out the own cis of them and give us the names of those who won't eultivafa them and refuse to let those who will. Oth'jr sections of town have unused lots. Let rs hear from them. The Mayor, City Council and Busi ness Men s organization might get busy without jeopardizing their in terests In the hereafter. Stir up the animals it will clarify the atmos phere a little. The annual banquet and election of officers of the Celina Epworth League was held at the M. E. church parlors last Tuesday evening. A de licious six o'clock dinner and an in teresting program was followed by the election of the following officers to serve for the ensuing year: Pres ident, C. A. Stubbs; first vice-president, Belva Dine; second vice, Kel Fey. Sc.'ilosser; third vice, Ray Youn ger; fourth vice, Savella Winans; treasurer, Beryl Orr; secretary, Gol dla Shiv-rdecker. 1((K PL AC hi ' PKACTICE C. E. Richardson, of Lima, receiv ed an ugly scalp wound, which re quired six stitches to close, last Sun day afternoon, when a new Overland touring car he was driving, went over the cement revetment wall into the reservoir, near the new waste weir. Richardson attempted to turn around on the bank road. The car was only slightly damaged. Nation wide fame Is being secured by the Celina School of Aviation and upils from all parts of the state and country are being enrolled. Among the latest pupils enrolled are Henry Wong. Chinaman; .Lee Crawford, New York; William B Brown, former automobile pilot of the Resta-DePalma-AIken type; Har ry Shaw and E. A. Hillery, of Oklaho ma City. The new plane sheds at the Avia tion field, two miles north of town. have been completed" and there will soon be three machines In operation Flights may be looked for some time tomorrow or the first of the week. At presnt Aviator Billy Brock and his aids are very busy getting the mach ines in readiness and imparting the first stages of instruction to the pu pils who are receiving the benefit of an aeroplane in the making and are hus made familiar with all the parts and workings. . Manager Beam has secured Charles King, former superintendent of one of the departments of the Thomas Aeroplane Co., at Ithaca, New York, who will be in charge of the aviation field, and will assist in repairs and the setting up of the new machines, Mr. Beam says that a communica tion from the War Department at Washington promises an allotment of army officers as soon as the matter of the number of pupils to be assigned to civilian training schools is deter mined upon. Celina and vicinity are very for tunate in having a school of nation wide reputation located here, and the citizens of this city should take it unto themselves to be untiring boost ers for.B. Ward Beam and his School of Aviation. Mr. Beam has secured the booking of the free attractions at the big centenial in Lima, sometime in Aug ust, at which time he will present Aviator Billy Brock in his exhibition flying. NEW CHURCH TO BE DEDI CATED MAY 13 The beautitul'new Zion Lutheran church at Chattanooga will be dedi cated with appropriate services on Sunday, May 13. This fine brick structure was begun about a year ago. The corner stone was laid last slimmer. CHARGED WITH CRUELTY ANIMAL Virgil Disher, living near Macedon, Washington township, is out on $300 bond, charged with cruelty to animals. The arrest was made by Humane Officer Ellis, of this city, on complaint of John Long, of Coldwater. Long intrustf d a two-year-old volt, in sound health, to Disher, for the purpose of breaking it. A week la ter the colt difad. Long feels the an imal was Mistreated. Fit ther hear- ng will be hold before Squire Frick at Coldwater, today. BRYAN BAKER Among the Graduates of the College of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University, This Spring TI.e meeting held at the opera house last Tuesday night to discuss Eardening was attended by only a small sized crowd. The sti?te speak ers. However, gave interesting ana helpful talks as did local horticulturists. A number of lots over town have been donated to the schools and have already been plowed up. Others are plowing up and cultivating their own vacant lots, and still there are quite a number who have made no attempt to either cultivate their vacant lots or donate them for use. The lot of Mrs. G. S. Johnston on East Market street, has been plowed up and will by cared for by school children. Deputy Treasurer Herbert Albers is cultivating a lot belonging to Mrs Schroeder on North Ash street, which he rented. Mail Carrier Carter donated the use of his lot on East Livingston street to the school children. Attorney Ed. L. Bryson Is cultivat ing his vacant lot on East Livingston street. There are probably others who are cultivating or have donated. Send in their names. We will gladly make mention of their work. There are some who may refuse to donate their vacant lots. Send in their names al so. We are very anxious to give their names publicity. Seeks Divorce and Husband Wants 5,000 Plunks From Mother-ln-Law, Who, He Al leges, Say 111 Things of Him, Relative and Native Town. A Call to Arms at the Fort The eyes of the world are on the United States and focused upon the backbone of this country The Amer ican Farmer. The prevailing high prices for grain and foodstuffs have never been equalled and the present outlook is that prices will soar yet higher. Every country in Europe has been placed on food rations to make a scanty supply last until the 1917 crop is harvested. Little can now be done to increase the wneat crop of the present year, but opportunity to increase the other crops is now at hand. Several of the largest countries of Europe now depend upon the United States for food. They must be sup plied. The appeals of starving hu manity cannot go unheeded and mili tary reasons render a food embargo impossible. If the United States produces no more foodstuffs than last year, a situation such as modern men have never dreamed of will be the result. The power of the mighty dollar will not procure food for there will be no supply from which to draw. Picture in your mind the conditions in our cities if food supplies become more scarce or more expensive than at the present time. There are lim its to the advance in wages, but ev en though they be , doubled or treb led it cannot add to the supply of grain, potatoes or vegetables by a single bushel, after the growing sea son is over. Increases in wages will bring increases in "the cost of manu factured products and together with the scarcity of life's mo'st urgent nec essityfood conditions may ensue Which the mind of man cannot at the present time comprehend. , ' The country Is aroused to the pej-il Ada, Ohio, May 2. Bryan Baker, of Celina, Ohio, will be one of the graduates of Ohio Northern Univer sity at the commencement exercises to be held here from May 20 to 23 He will receive the degrees of Ph. L and Ph. G.. from the College of Pharmacy. During his college ca reer, he has served as presiaent or the O. N. U. Pharmaceutical associa tion. The commencement exercises be gin on Sunday, May 20th, with baccalaureate sermon by President Albert Edwin Smith The military contest and alumni banquet will be held on Tuesday, while the class day and every precaution must be taken exercises will be held on Wednesday. THE GRIM REAPER to avoid such conditions. National and State officials are los ing no time in preparing to forstall any unprecedented conditions. Fields will be tilled to the limit and home gardening urged and encourag ed in every community. Every town ship in this and other states will have an organization whose duty it will be to aid the farmer and garden er in his difficulties'. Labor will be secured for the farmer in preference to the manufacturer; freight ship ments of seeds, fertilizer and farm Implements will be given preference to other shipments; and aid in secur ing seed will be given to those who have difficulty in procuring a suffi cient supply. ? Get together and organization meetings will be held in different cities and towns and every effort will be bent to prevent a most disastrous shortage in the food supply of the nation. The Ohio Branch Council of Na tional Defense has chosen Fort Re covery and will hold a mass meeting at that place Friday evening, May 11, at the Opera House at 7:30. L. J. Taber and other State Speakers will outline the situation and plans for producing the largest crops in the history of the country. It is the duty of everyone to at tend this meeting. Ail patriotic men and women cannot enlist in the army or navy. Above other things food must be produced and every per son who aids in this work is doing his country a service. Attend this meeting and show your willingness to help ward off one of the greatest of crises that has ever confronted the Nation. ORGANIZATION OF OHIO BRANCH OF NATIONAL DEFENSE Senator James Watson, of Indiana, and Hon. Henry Clews, of New York, the famous banker, will be the ora tors. -Degrees will be conferred upon 225 graduates, MENDON LAD ALSO GRADUATE Carl W. Vesper, of Mendon, Ohio will be one of the graduates at the graduating exercises to be held at Ada, May 20 to May 23. He will re ceive the degree of bachelor of science from the College of Liberal Arts. Mr. Vesper Is a graduate of the Mendon High School. NEPTUNE GRANGE NOTES A class of thirteen was given the thir dand fourth degrees at the Nep tune Grange last Friday evening. There was a large attendance, visit ors being present from the Unity and Montezuma Granges. An . excellent lunch, consisting of sandwiches, pick les, coffee, ice cream and cake, was served. ' On next Friday evening, May 4th, Prof. VanDuesen of Celina, will give a lecture on "The Home, the school an dthe Church." This lecture will be free to all as there will b opn Grange during the 1 ecture hour. Music will be furnished by the Nep tune Orchestra. The li files aid society o' the M. FJ. nhuch will be entertained at the church parlot3 this afternoon by Mesdantes Overly, McGrift, Ungerer and Rice. , Peter Kreigel, who for the past twenty-one years has been employed at the P. Kuntz-Herr Lumber com pany, has resigned 'his position and accepted a job at the Celina Specialty Works. Mrs. Elizabeth Trissel, aged 77 years, died early Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Springer, in the Hawkins ad dition, West Logan street, following an illness whic hdated back several years ago when she sustained a stroke of appoplexy. Deceased was born in Germany, but emigrated to this country when still a young girl. Until comine to this city several weeks ago she lived at Chattanooga, at which place her husband died about twenty years ago. She is survived by two daughters and one son Mrs. George Springer, of this city: Mrs. Margaret Gier, of Montpelier, Ind., and Otto Trissel, of Chattanooga. Funeral services will be held this morning at the Bethel U. B. church, In Blackcreek township, with Rev. Reitz In charge. The funeral cortege will leave the Springer home at eight o'clock. F. G. Weumer, of Coldwater, through his attorney P. E. Kenney, last Friday filed an action aglnst, Laura McCune (his mother-in-law) praying for damages in the sum of $5,000, which amount he claims be cause of being wrongfully deprived of the comfort, society and services of his wile, Rhea McCune Weamer, through the demeanor of her mother, Laura McCune, the defendant, and has been put to great trouble and ex pense and has suffered distress of body and mind. Plaintiff avers that he was married September 23, 1914 to Rhea McCune and they lived happily together for two years, until Laura McCune, the mother of the plaintiff's wife, urged Rhea McCune, to go back with her to Dayton, the home of the defendant. and told her daughter at various times that the town of Coldwater, where plaintiff and wife resided until April 26, 1917, was nothing but "a little Dutch town, five years behind the times, populated with a lot of Ig norant people" and that the Weam- ers, meaning his, parents and rela- times were nothing but trash; that the plaintiff was nothing but a poor boob and was not making sufficient money to give his said wife as good a time as she ought to have and if she would go back to Dayton, she could have a good time and live again. That by conduct and interference, her constant disparagement of plain tiff, the mind of the plaintiff's wife has been poisoned against him and she has been led by all such dispar agement and by all said persuasion of defendant to depart from plaintiff's home and go along with the defend ant, and thereby wrong the plaintiff. TOLEDO FIRM GVT-i COLDWATER P.ONDS nly one bid wus received by the village council of Coldwater last Monday on their 250u Issue of 5 percent Wflter works improvement bonds, that of W. L. Slayton & Co., of Toledo, who bid par, accrued in terest and a premium of $30.85. Their bid was accepted. The bonds are of twelve-year average. POOL-ROOf, Loafers,Boozers,StreetCorner Statues, Weary Willies And Other Sons of Rest Are to Bo Lined Up by Authorities Mer cer County In Lima District. Announced as Members of Hoard I) S. E. for Two-Year Terms by Secretary of State Secretary of State W. D. Fulton last Saturday announred the names of all members of county boards of elections holding two-year terms Thy went into ollice on Tuesday, May 1. In all cases the men named were In all cases the men named were recommended by the controlling county committees. Those named for Mercer county were John J. Bed ell, Democrat, of this city, and W. W. VViiley, Republican, of Washington township. Mr. Bedell is a new mem ber of the local board succeeding Chas. Creeden, of this city, while Mr. Wiley Is a re-appointee. The Board muist convene within fifteen days af ter the appointments, or before Mon day, May 14, and organize by select ng a clerk and chief. The date of the meeting has not as yet been fixed THE OTHER SIDE Rhea Weamer, through her attor neys, Myers & Myers, last Monday fil ed suit against her husband, F. Gill um Weamer, praying for divorce, al imony and for a writ of habeas cor pus for restoration of her nineteen months old baby. Plaintiff avers that they were married at Dayton iq October, 1914; that defendant has called her vile and indecent name and kicked her. She also avers that on April 26, 1917, after defendant had told her to take the baby and go to her home and stay there, he followed her to the depot and asked to take the baby and kiss it good bye, and then took the baby and ran away with It; plain tiff further states that the child is too young to be away from its mother and that she is entitled to the imme diate custody thereof, and that saia child, because of its tender age could not be properly cared for by defend ant, and that the defendant has vul gar and vicious habits and is unfit to be entrusted with the care and cus tody of said child. FAIR BOARD Olfer Uoys Between Ages 12 and 20 Interesting Prizes for Dis play of Field Products The Mercer county fair board has decided to offer the following to the boys of the county whose ages are between 12 and 20 years: T the boy who will make the best display of six field products at the fair, the board in connection with the Inter-State Stone Manufacturers As sociation, will pay not less than $20 of his expense to the Chicago Inter national Ft. Stock Show in December, next. To the boy niakin gthe 2nd best display, $5.00, To the boy display, $3.00. To the boy display, $2.00. making the 3rd hest making the 4th best BETZEL Will Be Greeted by Celina Rooters When He Plays- at Cincinnati Sunday Carl Schlenker, aged 30 years, for mer resident of this city, and a son of Mi;s. Magdalena Schlenker, East Warren street, died yesterday morn ing at his home at Dayton, following a brief illness of pneumonia. His brother, Fred Schlenker, went to Dayton yesterday noon and will re turn over the C. H. & D., with the remains this morning. Funeral ser vices will be held either tomorrow or Sunday. He is survived by his mother; five brothers and four sisters Fred, Ralph and Urban, of Celina, Ben of Cincinnati, and Jake of Kansas City, Mrs. Frank Spriggs, of Wabash, Mrs. Frank Abrahm of Muncie, Mrs. Geo. Becher and Mrs. Henry Becher of Chattanooga. W. J. Phipp aged 76 years Hom er well known resident of this city, died on the 26th ult, at his home at Bluffton, Ind. Death "was due to pneumonia. He left this city about ten years ago. One daughter, Miss Leulla Phlpps, survives. Funeral services were held at Bluffton last Sunday. Mrs. Mary Mendenhall, aged 68 years, died last Sunday morning at Quite a crowd of base ball fans from this city and other towns in the county will go to Cincinnati on next Sunday to see Bruno Betzel, the fast little infielder from this city, work in the Cincinnati-St. Louis game. Bruno is playing a great game this season with Miller Huggins' Cardi nals. A special train will be run over the Cincinnati Northern, leaving this city at 7:15, Rockford at 6:56, Coldwater at 7:26 and St. Henry at 7:36. A rate of $1.50 for the round trip will be effective. ' PROF. WILKIN At Head of Public School ut Shauck That Prints Daily on Type writer Machine Lima Times-Democrat All pool-room habitues, "weary Willies," drunkards, street corner loafers and all other "sons of rest" who have so long enjoyed life with out labor are now just about at the end of their prolonged vacation, ac cording to plans, of Governor Cox as told to Mayor Simpson, who attended a conference between the governor and the mayors or representatives of every principal city in Ohio. All of these men will be gathered up by police within a short time and they will be put to work on a city or county farm. If the county has no farm in connection with its penal in stitution it will be necessary to rent one, and the state will furnish tents for the prisoners. Prisoners will al so be leased out to farmers on their own property. Governor Cox says that he will, if necessary, call out the entire state militia and distribute them at differ ent farms to keep order, make the men work and see that none escape whether there is any law authorizing it or not. As the result of Thursday's confer ence Lima will be the head of a dis trict labor bureau composed of sev en counties. The counties are Allen. Shelby, Paulding, Auglaize, Mercer Van Wert and Putnam. Professor Fred C. Croxton, head of the labor bureau of the defense coun cil, arrived in Lima the first of this week and will establish headquarters In the Chamber of Commerce rooms, as the governor has accepted the of fer of the local Chamber of Commerce to let the state have office room, desks and necessary clerical assistance. The state will appoint and pay the head of the bureau and all of the salaried help employed, although the district is asked to aid in any man ner possible. The salary of the sup erintendent of the labor bureau will be $1500 per year. The first move on the part of the new bureau will be to canvass the seven counties which compose this district and secure all possible labor for any point where it may be needed. Twenty-one bureaus similar to this one will be opened in that number of cities. The employes of the Celina Special ty Works have formed a ball team which will play this season as the Specialty Hustlers. The line-up in cludes: G. J. Springer, manager; Ed. Fleck, catcher; Lester Roberts, cen ter field; A. Fealer, 1st base; L. Ket tler, short stop; R. Garman 2nd base; R. Cordier, 3rd base; E. Kretz, capt. and pitcher; G. Studer, left field; B. Adams, right field; R. Nagel, R. Bak er, Kussei Allison, xm. Miner, a. Mueller, subs. Our old friend Michael Kugle was in to see us Monday to have his pa per changed from Route 5 to Route 2, he having moved back to Wjabash. ine Democrat is in receipt or a little type-written copy of The Johns ville School Daily from the school or ex-Superintendent Wilkin, formerly of the Celina public schools, now oc cupying a similar position at Shauck, this state. It has for its motto, "Think the truth, speak the truth, act the truth." Pretty good one, aye? It has been printed by the Johns ville school ever since Mr. Wilkin went to Shauck some five years ago. Under the head, 'The Message ana Arithmetic," the Ohio State Journal, in a editorial on a recent issue, says of the little school paper: ' The Jonsville School Daily, pub lished at Shauck, O., is before us. It is a type-written periodical, giving in plain, unvarnished style the news of the school, those absent, those just returning from the measles and those who succeeded finely in their recita tions. It is a very encouraging and pleasant paper. We should imagine from its modest talk they have a fine school out there. No school is a first rate school that is full of boast and vanity. We copy one paragraph from the little paper, as follows: "The time for the arithmetic les son was taken to read the president's message to the Congress on April 3. The school applauded heartily when it was over and it was evident that they were greatly benefited by the president s noble sentiments. It was a good day in school and all seemed to enjoy it.' " A very good thing to do to drop arithmetic for a spell, when anything big in the world involving thought and aspiration comes along. The noble sentiments of that message are more to the youth than percentage and cube root. And they will help make his life grand. SUCCESS TO HIM C. L. Vining, late candidate for County Auditor, made The Democrat a pleasant call a few days since while looking after some business matters down at the hub. Mr. Vining has gone into business at Chattanooga, having, but recently purchased the Merkle store there. His host of friends down this way will surely wish him unstinted business success. Of the Gods, Head County Dry Fed eration Finds They Are Grind ing Rum Exceedingly Fine ENLISTS IN COAST ARTILLERY Okla Knox, only son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Knox, of Dayton, former well known lad of Celina, enlisted In the Coast Artillery and went to Ft. Thomas, Ky., on April 25, for train ing. He writes his friends enthu siastically of his step. May his shadow never grow less. Hysterical Economy As chairman of the publicity de partment of the Dry Federation of Mercer county, I wish to say, first of all, that the county seat papers (these I read) are entitled to the thanks of the people for the gener ous use of their space for the dry cause. The wheels of the organization are grinding slowly but surely. The new officers are taking hold splendid ly; could not have gotten any better in my opinion. Prof. John Van Deusen, of the Ce lina schools is creating enthusiasm and making dry votes wherever he goes. He is billed for a number of speeches in different parts of the county in the near future. The "hen cackle" Sunday seems to have worked well. If you forget it, or do not have any hens just donate the equivalent of a few dozen eggs anyway. Hand it to Sunday-school superintendents next Sunday. Prohibition sentiment is in the air everywhere. Get in the fight. In four or five years from now, when a wet man will be a strange sight. It will be pretty hard for the timid ones of to-day, who are carrying water on both shoulders, to convince the drys of their sincerity, especially if they want qfllce. The wets are making the hardest fight of their lives. They realize that fate is against them, in war or otherwise. This desperation will make them bold. Be on your guard. PUBLICITY. (Continued on Eighth Paga) Speaking of this matter, The Springfield Republican remarks: The plea for reasonable economy is not meant to deprive people of what they can afford, to the injury of those who make and sell things, and extremes are to be avoided in planning expenditures. That is excellent doctrine. It is putting in action the good idea of 'live and let live." These are, no times to put food or money in cold storage. Instead of paying $2 for a luxury, pay $1 for a need and devote the dollar left for the other fellow's good. Another observation by The Republican Is this: One of the Important far-away effects of tha present stress in so many countries of the old world is that it is educating so many welj-to-do people in this country to give as they never have given before to relieve Buffering throughout the world. This helping to enlarge the individual outlook, and to teach those who needed to be taught the joy of giving on a gen erous scale. The universal generosity and fellow-feeling created by the war is one of its finest by-products. It is help ing to destroy our own social auto cracy and establishing the sway of good will among men. . Sacrifice is the surest guarantee of the nobility of life. LATE ARRIVALS Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Smith, of Hope, well township, are the parents of a laby boy born Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Ungerer, East Wayne street, are the parents of a baby boy, born last Tuesday night. J. V. Dysert, a well known resident and well-to-do farmer of Center town ship, who was operated upon at the Lima hospital last week, suffered a hemorrhage Tuesday and no hopes are en'o-tslned for his recovery. The fre laddies were called to the Albert Shook home, West Logan street last Monday afternoon, when a gasoline stove exploded and slight ly burned the interior of tho kitchen.