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H Glance Over To-Day's Adver tisements. It pays Kewspapsr Advertising Al ways Meets its Test ltrS thCll. OM. mI-Hm-u Mmd-dut Mil mmttt . Volume 22, Number 14 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, July 13, 1917 LruLI LI LbLLb U kD o)ii if id) fniTriiF" WEEKLY MM REVIEW FORT SEES CHANCE FOR BETTER TRAIN SERVICE Of Coal Operators and Manufacturers, When It SMOQT AMENDMENT migni 5 vveu oe uirectea 10 s. Many Highwaymen. AGAIN IN FOOD BILL President Warns Against Ex tortion, but Promises Just Prices Condemns the Ship Owner of the Country For Maintaining a 8ched ule of Ocean Freight Rates Which, He Says, Has Placed Unsuperable Obstacles In the Path of the Gov ernment. Washington, July 12. President Wilson, in a statement addressed to coal operators and manufacturers, gives assurances that just prices will be paid by the government and .the public during the war, but warns that no attempt to extort unusual profits will be tolerated by the authorities. "Your 'patriotism," said the presi dent's appeal, "Is of the same self denying stuff as the patriotism of the men dead and maimed on the fields of France, or It is no patriotism at all. Let us never speak, then, of profits and patriotism in the same sentence. I shall expect every man who Is not a slacker to be at my side throughout this great enterprise. In it no man can win honor who thinks of him self." The president declared there must be but one price for the government and for the public. He expressed con fidence that business generally will be found loyal to the last degree and that the problem of war-time prices, which he declared will "mean victory or defeat," -will be solved rightly through patriotic co-operation. In unmeasured terms, however, Mr. Wilson condemned the ship owners of the country for maintaining a ached ule of ocean freight rates which has placed "almost insuperable obstacles" In the path of the government. "The fact is." he asserted, "that those who have fixed war freight rates have tak- en the most effective means in their power to defeat the armies engaged against Germany." Coal production and other indus tries for whose products the govern ment has negotiated price agreements are not ta,ken up in detail by the pres ident, his appeal dealing only with the general principles Involved in the determination of war prices. PEACE ONLY ON PRUSSIAN TERMS Hollweg Announces Position of His Government Berne, July 11. "Peace without n nexatlon Is not acceptable to Ger many. Germany can win If she holds out." Chancellor Von Bethmann Holl weg so declared In a speech before the main committee of the reichstag. I consider it my duty to remain as chancellor for the protection of the fatherland," Hollweg solemnly de clared. "Peace without annexation Is not an acceptable peace to Germany, I can not declare our terms." The chancellor's appearance before the main committee was called forth by demands of the clericals that he According to Petrograd advices General Bruslloff is pushing his offsu ive on the Russian front with greit energy. He has begun an attack In the region of Plunk 150 miles north of Gttllda, within which the forward movement hud previously been con' fined, and Is attacking with success In the region northwest of Stanislau, southwest of Lemberg, Russia s Gallclan com palm la meet ing with a vigorous Austro-Germao defense and admittedly the Russians have been held up in further attempts to advance against Lemberg, In the Koniuchy region. Russians occupied three Teutonic lines, following des perate charges, but were unable to bold the ground gained On the western front heavv art!!. . 'ery engagements featured the week Infantry movements developed In Bel' glum, where a sharp thrust by the uritum carried their line foiward slightly in the neighborhood of Wvts- Washington, July 12. Considerable cnaete. Berlin reported two Frenc'a progress toward A compromise on T 8 -nampagno district, frim lUMnt f 'r. I 1 .. . . - . I . T . i i j. . vaiiiiiii-i iu ine nocnoere. ,. . . , . Tne French penetrated tho German the senate, but several Important neg 0 each occasi on. b ut both times leatures are still to be worked out and were driven but by counter attic ks the whole outlook remains uncertain. Attacks by the crown prince a?alnst On the floor perfunctory debate con- tne Chomin-des-Damea lines were re- tlnued on the administration bill. Puisea, farts reports. which leaders virtually have agreed A daring air raid on the city of to abandon, but in the agriculture "nnon wasan event of the week. committee such headway was made German aeroplane squadron con with consideration of Senator Gore's 'ting of more than twenty machines. substitute measure that members said helled the most congested parts of final committee approval was with- Lnaon. it is officially announced that held only because of minor details. at Ieast 50 Persons were killed and The committee, however, virtua.lv more man 140 wounded. The destruc- washed its hands of the troublesome ,lon or Property was serious. Three prohibition Issue, voting to put into! machines were brought 4own by the the substitute the same regulations Committee Washes Its Hands of the Prohibition Issue. Ft. Recovery Journal.! Another rhntiff In tilt srhrrlnl f T. British air defense squadron. B. & W. pessenger trains is nnofficially i-eiruKrna announced on Julv 9 that announced to iro into enect Sunday. lulv me miHHifins captured villages and im nrvice wiu ne nmco more cos, important positions to th south and venien. especially for Ft.Kecovery. The west of Hallci t",i l.v n T..mw., following schedule is not official, but will w ... - ' . a ht fnuflfl annrriniatttf .,irrMt' inure man 7.UU0 men 1R1 nmiwri is ... " -i-r- guns and many machine guns were taken from the Austro-Germana. The Russian attacks northwest of Stunln. laus continues Along the Mesopotamia Persian frontier the Russian troops have evac uated several towns in the mountains, Including Khanllkin, on the Dials river, west of Kermanshah. Petrograd on July 10 reported the capture of the city of Halioe, ln Call- West-bound, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. East-bound, 3:45 p.m. and 10:50 a.m. RED CROSS WORK GIVEN A BOOST OLDJLORV To Be Flung to Breeze at Pat riotic Gathering Al Rockford Next Sunday Uavder Auspice of Red Cross Organ ization of That Place. Rockford people are making prepara tion for a big patriotic gathering at that place next Sunday. The day's program, The work of organizing Mercer which will consist of a flag raising, pat- cla, sixty-three miles southeast of County In Red Cross work progressed riotic addresses and music both vocal jeuiutTK, me immediate objective of a step farther at the meeting Monday luo iiusbians. a number or prisoners Uvonin .ho ,v,.,,.io i,,,i I - UVIIU VVVM.SVV UWMt i auu a laiKB luiiuuni or military stores were captured. The French again checked German attempts to break through the Uhemln-des-Dames line. Berlin announced July 11 the can ture of 1,200 British prisoners in the penetration of 800 yards along a front of 1,400 yards. In Belgium, between Nleuport and the North sea. Bridges spanning the Yser river were destroy ed. The German effort Is regarded as another attempt to reach Dunkirk or Calais. British airmen bombarded the Turk ish fleet ln the Golden Horn; also the city of Constantinople. , Several war ships were damaged and the Turkish war office hit Fourteen British merchant vessels of over 1,600 tons were sunk the last week in comparison with fifteen the previous week. Under 1,600 tons three were lost, a decrease of two. which the senate already has approv ed. These would prohibit manufao- the German government stood on the Socialists' platform of "no annexation and no Indemnities." The chancellor assailed the patriot- Ism of Herr Erzberger, the leader who, on Saturday, precipitated the LADS NOT WAITING TO BE DRAFTED Do you know your number? The outline in more detail exactly how tur Importation of distilled liquors ana wouia aiso provide ror govern ment acquisition of all liquor now ln bond at cost, plus 10 per cent. The latter provision embodied lc the Smoot amendment has been un der repeated attack, both from wets whole political crisis In Germany by and ir- Bmoe ,u adoption. Whether 'ocal registration board has complet suddenly announcing his determina I wiumincu a iuu uu uwi iwbi ui icuumun iU( iuc icgia tlon not to suiDort the erovernment wuld be satisfactory to the senate tration cards and the names anu num further until Hollwoe detailed -the em. or w111 reopen the whole prohibition hers of all registered men of the Eire's peace aims and announced Im. prooiemaiicai. some changes .., nr nnul ,ha h.,ii.nn hnorH ... . . I ... .j. i .u- o . " mediate ruinnment or electoral re- " u , atthe court bo toT Publ'c forms pledged. I r to meet criticism regarding its ., mi., a . . i . . . .. I rnnarlriltlnnoluv tirA mm MM I ine tension oi me political situa-1 . vuuimiurouKi nopea mis wouia quiet its opponents. tlon in Berlin Is still Intense. The imperial chancellor, one report says, will retain his post, but a German pa per says he has promised the resigna tions of Foreign Minister Zimmer mann and Vice Chancellor Helfferich. Changes in the Prussian cabinet are expected CORN PRICE FIXED Cole Gets Captaincy, Columbus, July 9. Speechmaking throughout the state in behalf of en listment of young men in the national guard has earned for Ralph D. Cole of Findlay a captaincy in the mouut Id headquarters police of the Ohio dl flsion. Cole formerly was senior ma-. Jor in the Second infantry, Ohio na tional guard. Of equal rank In the same branch of service will be Walter van uiesen, voii'mmis ponce ser Joe Meyers, who since completeing a course of civil engineering in the O. S. U. several years ago, has serv- Chlcago Board of Trade Directors ed as one of tne efficient engineers in Meet and Take Action. the County Surveyor's office, left the Chicago, July 12. Directors of th first of the week, for Columbus, Chicago board of trade fixed a maxi- where hp enlisted in the First Divis mum price of 1.28 for the December Ion of the Engineering Corps auu may 1310) ueuvenes ox corn, No action was taken as to September Joe is a prince of a fellow, a young mn I ..... 1 1 1 nn.l U r A I I niau vi laic luiciugcuac auu lucic la A meeting that laeted three hours m doubt that he wU1 Prove his worth behind closed doors preceded the ac- ln doing his bit tion of the directors. After adjourn ment a formal notice was given out Robert TouVelle, son of Ex-Con telling of the course adopted, but no gresoman W. E. TouVelle, and who explanation was offered. According to this spring completed his courses in an official of the board, the establish- iflw and successfully nassed the bar ment of a sew maximum price for the examination, als0 accompanied Mr TlVAtnluil- ,taHwA,v ant 9nj nil !-.. geant who holds nn enviable record options was needed to bring trading Meyers to Columbus- Bob lntends In apprehending rrlmlnals. JV MM rn uv 1 conditions into harmony with the gov- to nis iaie to tne recruiting omcer ernment war policy of preventing un- and Berve his country in whatver due speculation and unwarrated high branch of srvice they think him best cost to consumers. In taking such a suited. measure tne directors were said to Robert has a host of friends in this reel that more drastic steps were clty who wlsh hlm the best of luck ouou, inuiuuiiiK ine pusswie ciusing of the board of trade. in the service of Uncle Sam. Many States Have Not Completed , Their Organization, BAKER MAY DO THE DRAWING Secretary Makes It Plain That the Task Will Be Assigned to a thor oughly Responsible Individual Con. duct of the Draft to . Be Above ' Board Census Estimates Based on Draft Registration. Washington, July 12!An offlciai high In authority will attend the drawing of numbers in the lottery that will determine who among the nation's ten million young men shall fight, for their counitry. Secretary of War Baker, after a con ference with the president, announced that he himself might do the drawing. In any case he made It very plain that the man who draws the numbers will be a thoroughly resposible In dividual. , , The war department does not in tend to leave any loophole for critli cism of unfairness of its conduct of the draft. Members of the senate and house military affairs committee will be invited' to be present at the draw ing. The drawing may not be held until next week. The states are not com pleting organization of their district exemption boards as rapidly as war department officials had hoped. Only twenty-one states have reported their organization complete, although ln most others only a few districts are missing. The drawing will not be made until the lists of the country are complete. A so-called revised census estimate for the entire country, compiled on the basis of the draft registration, will be used for determining appor tionments. Each city, county or state must furnish two-thirds of 1 per cent of its paper population, according to the new estimates which were made for the purpose of equalizing the draft rather than to represent accurate pop ulation totals. Pleas for exemption of any man need not be made by him, but may be entered by a wife, other dependent, employer or any other third person, the provost marshal general's office explained in a statement. It also ex plained that any registered man ab sent from his home district need I not return for physical examination, but may bo ordered by his home board to be examined elsewhere. . LITTLE CHILD MEETS WITH HORRIBLY DEATH Donald Griffith, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Griffith of De troit, Michigan, and a grandfon of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Casteel of this city, was killed at the above place last Monday. The little fellow had started across the street to buy some candy when he was struck and run over by a street car, sev ering both his legs. The child was rushed to a hospital, but only survived a few hours. , The remains were brought to this city and funeral services held at the Casteel home, on South Sugar street last Wed nesday afternoon, i BOOTLEGGING, AND l.'l THIS "DRY" TERRITORY! John Meyers, of Wabash, charged with selling intoxicating liquor to Andy Strable, a habitual drunkard, was ar raigned before Mayor Scranton Monday morning. Meyers entered a plea of not guilty, but the burden of evidence was against him in the examination, and his honor with much propriety handed him a fine of $100 and costs and thirty days in the county jail. Personal liberty eot a rather hard jolt. Mr. and Mrs; David Whitnev. of Men. don, were in the city yesterday looking after some business matters, the former payisg; The Democrat a pleasant call. GO AHEAD WITH ROAD BUILDING LOttawa Sentinel.l Hon. Clinton Cowen, State Highway Commissioner, has assured Ohio Gran gers that road building interests will not be neglected. He has written a letter to the Marion County Grange to the effect that the interests of the rural comnium ty shall not be forgotten or side-tracked He thinks good roads are even more nec essary in war time than peace. Mr Cowen will vigorously oppose any at temp to take money paid into the State and County Treasury for good roads, to be used for any other purpose than to Duua or repair roads. He thinks all road officials should go ahead and spend the road money on the roads and not let it remain idle in vaults as a temptation for some one to want to spend it for something else. UNCONSCIOUS TWO DAYS AS RESULT OF A FALL Tom Groves, aged 45 years, residing on a tarm north ol this city, sustained injuries last Friday night when he fell a distance of ten feet from the bay mow oi ms Darn to the ground. Mr. Groves was throwing down some hay when he in some manner slipped and fell through the opening to the floor. He was found some time later bv members of the fami ly, who Decame alarmed at his absence, iu an unconscious state. He was taken to the house and a doctor immediately called. Upon examination the physician found Mr. Groves to be in a precarious condition, suffering with internal mju ries. He remained in an unconscious ondition until Sunday, and since that time nas Deen rapidly improving. h. S. Beoueher. of Iowa, who has been here since the tragic death of his parents a few week aeo. was in town yesterday on his way to the eastern part ox me state. While here, as administra tor of his father's estate, he left a notice of sale of the home farm, three miles southwest of this city. As it is in ex cellent condition throughout, it will un doubtedly find eager buyers. T. W. Baker, of the Chattanooga bank, was among The ' Democrat's business callers Wednesday while at the hub. Bronsart Gilberg, who enlisted sev eral months ago in the State Cavalry, received his papers yesterday to re port at Columbus barracks next Sun day morning. Bronsart appraised us that the company he enlisted in, has been changed to a regiment of Field Artillery. "Bud" Hartzell, who some weeks ago enlisted in the same company as Gilberg, received his orders to report Sunday. Wlm. Woods, who enlisted some weeks ago will report for duty next Sunday. Carl Werts. a Mendon boy. was among the recruits at Lima Tuesday to enter the naval service, and is now at Cincin nati. He didn't wait for the draft, but took the opportunity to choose the field most to his liking. Many other boys from celina ana vicinity are taking ad vantage of the opening in the Second Regiment, O.N. G.t which lacks many men oi oeing iuii. it is made up oil Mortnwestern Ohio coys, and they will undoubtedly find more congenial compa ny than chancing it with the draft, for they will then be placed anywhere, with out the privilege, of even designating the state unit with which they serve. was chosen. The members include: George Hill, Itockford. Heury Syncn, Coldwater. S. K. Copeland, Center tp. W(. It. Lewis, Rockford. Otis Monroe, Montezuma. W. E. Wilson, Ft. Recovery. Dr. Schirack, St. Henry. Jol.'ti Wilson, Hopewell tp. Warren Trenary, Jefferson tp. W. 11. Roettger, Liberty tp. Dr Rawers, Marlon tp. Jane An nRhoades, Ft. Recovery. Dr. W. P. Fishbaugh, Mendon. James Spriggs, Washington town fir.ip. Mrs. Carrie Symons, Rockford. 1 . C. Springer, Rockford. Mrs. Maggie Gelger, Mendon. Mis3 Lizzie Weis, St. Henry. Mrs. Loretta Birkniyer, Coldwater Mis' Ethel Johnson, Ft. Recovery Waller Mersman, Celina. Mrs. W. C. Stubbs, Celina. Mrs. Pat Dugan, Celina. Mrs. John Schlosser, Celina. Mr?. Edgar Dull, Celina. Mrs. E. S. Philley, Celina. T. A. Wjeis, Celina. Henry Lennartz, Celina. C. D. Hierholzer, Celina. W. T. Palmer, Celina. John Mesarvey, Celina. Miss Mary Wesker, Celina. Dr. G. S. Johnston, Celina. Edgur Brookhart, Celina. Mrs. R. R. Wyckoff, Celina. In addition to the above members Veterinary Surgeon Ralph Schlen- ker, of this city, received a commis sion the first of the week, appointing him as Second Lieutenant in the Offi cers Reserve Corps. He has not been informed as to when he is to report, but is making all preparations for a hasty departure the chairman Lawrence Sehunck, se- if necessary. cretary, Mrs. J. D. Johnson, and the Dr. Schlenker Is one of the bett treasurer Ira Cra'iipton serve as effl- veterinarys In the county and as his ciuncy members services are voluntary he Is to be Mrs. Johnson as scretary of the heartily commended for giving up his organization asked for an assistant large practice to serve Uncle Sam. and Mrs. E. J. Brookhart was chosen to assist her. noiii,!!, A meeting of the executive board Ail persons knowing themselves in- is cuIled ror tomorrow, at the city aeptea to ur. it. w. scmeniter will naU when furtiier plans of the work piease can ana settle at once, as he wju De tukm up. is soon to leave ceuna to respond to jjQ V0Uf Djt tne can tor military service and all accounts must be paid before he goes away. R. W. SCHLENKER Veterinary Surgeon. and instrumental will begin at 2 o'clock and is under the Rockford branch of the Mercer County Red Cross association. At a meeting at Rockford a week ago to-day plans were laid and arrangements made to purchase a steel flag pole, one that would be a permanent fixture in the town, and it was then the day's program was arranged. Patriot speeches will feature the after noon. The War Department has prom ised to send a prominent man, and Rev. Paul Marsh, a prominent Lutheran cler gyman, a forceful and patriotic orator, who has been mnVinir thm nilliin rincr over the two states, will deliver an ad dress. Rev. L. E. Ames, of Rockford, will deliver a Red Cross oration. Sev eral bands will furnish oatriotic tnnsir and Rockford Red Cross quartet will do the rest. Prepare to attend. Celina should get busy and send a great crowd, which she no doubt will. APPEAL Made to Young IM to Fill Up Ranks Local Regiment Instead of Waiting for Draft to Catch Them and Being Placed ln Service Anywhere. BRACE OF ACCIDENTS While playing with several other children last Sunday evening the lit tle six year old so not Charls Cliff ord, this city, fell from the porch sustaining a broken arm. rhe little fellow was taken to the Otis Hospital, where the injured member was given attention. John Grimm, driving a Fort, and accompanied by a party of friends, while leturning from Lima, early last Sunday morning ran the machine in to the ditch. The machine was pretty badly damiged but the occupants all es- caed serious injury. James Andrews, 15 year old son of W. T. Andrews, who resides about a mile an dhalf south of town, dislo cated his right shoulder when he fell from a horse last Sunday evening. The lad was doing a few circus tunts when the accident happened. He jumped on the horses back, and fell off the other side. IN CUPID'S DOMAIN Leslie Loughridge Western Union Telegraph operator, of this city, and Miss Ilo Ford, entrancing young belle of this city, were last Sunday morn ing united in marriage at the Evange lical church, Rev. Browns, officiating. Mr. Loughridge is one of Celina's most widely known residents having served for years as operator at the Western Union office. He is a con gnial and thrifty young man and en joys tae friendship of tua community at lart.o. Miss Ford is one of our rairest and most accomplished young girls and for the past several ninths has been the efficient assistant in the telegraph office. She is a young lady of lovable prsonalty and will make a faithful companion in the home. The Democrat joins the many frienls of the happy couple in wish ing them future prosperity and suc cess. Hon. Ralph D. Cole, of Findlay, B. R. Curtin and Major John Harley, of Lima, interested in securing recruits for the Second Regiment O.N.G., were in town Tuesday to meet a number of our citizens and explain their mission. The Second Regiment is made up of men from Northwestern Ohio counties, and many Mercer county boys are mem bers, and there is naturally a local at tachment for it. What the gentlemen wished to impress on our people, and particularly the young men liable to military duty, was the fact that those enlisting in the Second would have for comrades those whom they knew, that they would have officers who are known to most all, their relatives could keen oeuer iracK or tnem, tflat tne Ked Cross workers looking after the welfare of the regiment will be made up from the same field, and many other things providing for their comfort. They pointed out most forcibly what those might expect who were drafted, for they could not tell in what service they might be placed or where, but certainly among strangers, and perhaps lost sight of by friends. A meeting was held Wednesday night at the suggestion of the visitors but was poorly attended, owing propbably to the brief notice given. ANOTHE MEETING SATURDAY RIGHT CELINA DROPS ONE TO PORTLAND Celina lost to the fast Portland (Ind.) team last Sunday by a score of 9 to 3. Big Mack Davis, for the local lads, was not as effective as usual, due to a bad ankle. In a game at Lima on the 4th he went lame in the fifth inning when he was sprinting for first and had to quit, and seems should have delayed get ting back into the box. Celina's hard hitters found a hard nut to crack in the Portland pitcher and had no chance to overcome the Hoosers big lead. Play at St. Marys Sunday Next Sunday Celina will play dt St. Marys. A keen rivairy has existed be tween the towns for several years, and next Sunday will see the rival boosters of the two teams out with war paint thickly smeared for the occasion. 1 ' 'f - J. Dennis S. Springer, city mail car rier, of this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. S, Springer, Center township and Miss Grace J. Reid, of Tennessee, were married at Cincinnati, last Tuesday. Dnnis left on his vacation last Monday, and when his name appear ed in the marriage licenses, published in the Cincinnati papers, it was quite a surprise to his many friends in this city. Denny as he is familiarly called is a Sergeant In Company K, Second Regiment State militia, and It was on his return from duty on the Mexican borde rthat he became acquainted wita his bride. The numerous friends of the Ser geant are ail in readiness to receive him on his return, and to welcome his entrancing bride to the Reservoir City. Some of Ihe Gang still Left Kenneth Headington, son of Mr. and Mis. J. E. Heading ton, East Market street, this city and Miss Al ma Hartzell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. D. Hartzell, East Livings ton street, were married at the M. E. parsoniige last Friday vening, Dr. W. W. Lance, officiating. Miss Hartzell Is one of Celina's most beautiful and accomplished young ladies and for the past year has been one of the hello" girls on the local exchange. Mr. Headington is one of the efficient clerks in the Celina post-offl- Prosecuting Attorney C. A. Stubbs has sent out cards to every registered man in the county to be present at 'jtfce meeting to be held at the city hall tomorrow night at 7:30 o'clock. Attorney Walter Jackson, of Lima, will be the principal speaker, with several other prominent men on the platform. The object of the meeting is to ex plain the advantage of the enlistment ovei- the conscription. All patriots are urged to be pres ent. Any enlistment will be taken care of by Sergeant Ray Casteel, of this city, who has orders from Captain Howe, of Spencerville to do all in his power to help fill out the alotted number for the Second Regiment. HUSBAND Gets Tip and Catches Portland Man In Compny With Wife Here-Lodged In Jail. (Continued ea Eighth Pass) Mrs. Leslie Colson and Wm. Malin, of Portland, were arrested at the home of Frank Muther, opposite the furniture factory on W. Wayne street, last night by Officer Hinders, on com plaint made by the woman's husband. Mrs. Colson has been emlpoyed in this city for the past three weeks at the Deisel-Wemmer cigar factory. The husband asserts that the two have been intimate- in the past, and when he was informed that Malin had come to Celina yesterday, he immed iately followd. Arriving here Mr. Colson secured the services of Officer Hinders and they proceeded to the Mutner home. Mrs. Colson, hearing the arrival of her husband and the officer, ran from her room, in which quarters it Is claimed, Malin was found ln hiding." They were arrested and are now lodg in the county jail. Mr. Colson is awaiting advise from the prosecutor, before further action in the case.