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Glance Over To-Day's Adver tisements. It pays Newspaper Advertising Al ways lleets tts Test Eubllab Mm , 1 I 15. Ent thtCliM..O4jt-MM.u )-Imi Mil biIim. Volume 22, Number 21 Carlin & Carlin, Publiher$ Celina, Ohio, Augutt 31, 1917 TH OILS OD HJ Peace With German Rulers Would Be No Peace at All. Declare That to Deal With Present Ruler of Germany Wou'd Only Let Them Recuperate For a Renewal of 8trlf For World Domination. Adda German People Must Have WoM In Settlement of the War. Washington, Aug. 29. President Wilson has rejected, the peace pro posals of Pope Benedict, In a note dispatched to Rome, the president says that while every heart not blind ed and hardened by the terrible war must be touched by the moving ap peal of his holiness. It would be folly to take the path of peace he points out If It does not In fact lead to the goal he proposes. To deal with such a power as the present rulers of Germany upon Pope Benedicts plan, the president de clares, would Involve a recuperation of the strength and renewal of the world domination of that power, now balked but not defeated, after sweep ing a continent with the blood of In nocent women and children, and the helpless poor as well as of soldiers. Permanent peace must be basad upon the faith of all the peoples and upon Justice and fairness and the common rights of mankind, he adds, and "we can not take the word of the present rulers of Germany as a guai ante of anything that la to enduro. unless explicitly supported by such conclusive evidence of the will and purpose of the German people them selves as the other peoples of the world would be Justified in accepting." The president, among other things, wild: "To deal with such a power by way of peace upon the plan proposed by his holiness, the pope, would, so far as we can see, involve a recuperation of its strength and a renewal of its policy; would make it necessary to create a permanent hostile combina tion of nations against the Germaa people, who are its Instruments, and would result In abandoning foe new born Russia to the iutrigue, the mani fold subtle interference, and the cer tain counter revolution which wouid be attempted by all the malign lnflu ences to which the German govern ment has of late accustomed the vworld. Can peace be based upon a restitution of its power or upon any word of honor It could pledge in a treaty of settlement and accommoda tion? Purpose of United 8tatea. "TOua teat, therefore, of every pla Aerial Doings for To' Secretary Dibsdall, of the Beam Aviation School In this city, has ar ranged to give the people of this city and surrounding territory a touch of what the aerial warfare means in Euro?'-. With over a hundred dol lars worth of aerial fireworks and bombs, etc., Aviator Lestere Miller, will make one of his spectacular and daring night flights, cutting capers in the air, dropping bombs, and having a regular Fourth of July all by him- WEEKLY WAR REVIEW The week witnessed the develop ment of further brilliant successes for the Italians along the Isonzo front. General Cadorna's men, who, at the beginning of the offensive, effected a new crossing of the river north of Gorizla at a point where the Austrlans believed such a feat was Impossible, nave won another spectacular victory by scaling Monte Santo, 2,245 fee. high, and placing their flag there. Tho mountain top, seven miles north of Gorizla, dominates the plain to the east of the city, and the Austrian forces there have been able to hold up the Italian advance since Gorizia was taken. The Austrian line of de fense was broken at several points and the Italians are pursuing the re tiring Austrlans. Further south, on the Cargo, fighting violently and inces santly, Austrian efforts to win back lost positions were defeated. The Ital ians report the capture of 20,000 men. New gains have been made by the French on the Verdun front. Posi tions held by the Germans have been recaptured after severe engagements. These included famous Hill 304. Heavy counter attacks launched by the Ger mans were put down. On the British front sharp local en gagements featured operations. The British captured a trench position west of Lens and a post near Lorn baertzyde. The capture of Lens, cen ter of the French coal fields, appears imminent The situation on the northern end of the Russian front remains obscure. Official Russian reports earlier iu the week made it appear that a German offensive, with the capture of Riga presumably as its object, was under way. The German communication have not borne this out, except that an advance to the River Aa at several . places tu reported. EGTS SAB of peace V this: Is It based upon the faith of all the 'peoples Involved or merely upon the word of an ambi tious and Intriguing government, on the one hand, and of a group of free peoples on the other? This la a teat which goes to the root of the matter, and It la the test w'ilch must be ap plied. "The purposes of the United States in this war are known to the whole world to every people to whom the truth has been permitted to come. They do not need to be stated again. We seek no material advantage of any kind. We believe that the intol erable wrongs done In this war by the furlolua and brutal power of the Imperial German government ought to be repaired, but not at the expense of the sovereignty of any people rather a vindication of the sovereignty both of those that are weak and those that are strong. Punitive damages, the dismemberment of empires, the estab lishment of selfish and exclusive eco nomic leagues, we leem inexpedient and In the end worse than futile, uo proper basis for a peace of any kind, least of all for an enduring peace. That must be based upon Justice and fairness and the common rights of mankind. "We can not take the word of the present rulers of Germany as a guar antee of anything that Is to endure, unless explicitly supported by such conclusive evidence of the will and purpose of the German people them selves as the other people of the world would be Justified In accepting. Without such guarantees, treaties of settlement, agreements for disarma ment, covenants to set up arbitration In the place of force,' territorial aJ Justments, constitutions of small na tions. If made with the German gov ernment, no man, no nation, could depend on. AVe must await some new evidence of the purposes of the great peoples of the central powers. God grant It may be given soon and In a way to restore the confidence of all peoples everywhere In the faith of na tions and the possibility of a cove nanted peace." War Board In Each County. Columbus, Aug. 27. The Ohio do fense council wants some kind of a "war board" or, unit In every county and city in the state. The object Is to develop statewide machinery, with the state war board at the top (which la In turn linked up with the national council of defense), which can be used for uniform action and -,ro cedure In food conservation, oraa? tlon of home guards and aldln p- ernment in operation of coal proAn tlon anil nHce control. Scheduled -Morrow Night self. The big event is scheduled for tomorrow night, and a large crowd is expected to witness the night flight. Before coming to this city Aviator Miller made night flights exclusively, and hlK figure-eights, loope. and spirVa in the sky, leaving a flame of fire behind him Is one of the most beautitul eights the people of this distric t will ever, be offered the op portunity of witnessing. On the central Russian front a Ger man battalion penetrated the Russian lines on the Oginsky canal, northwe&t of Pinsk, but later the Teutons were ejected by a counter attack. In the Caucasus the Russians are showing greater activity at several points. Turkish positions on the heights in the region of Mount Tenevredag have been occupied by the Russians, the Turks retiring under pressure. Premier Kerensky opened the na tional conference of Russian factions at Moscow. Military and political problems confronting the nation are being discussed. Russia's provisional government an nounced on Aug. 27 that it had decid ed to ignore Pope Benedict's peace proposals, in view of the fact that no mention of Russia was made in tho pope's note. Rome reported that the Italians are breaking down the resistance of the Austrlans In the region around Monto Santo, north of Gorizla, and making their way eastward toward the border of upper Carnlola. In the Verdun sector the French put down heavy counter attacks launched by the Germans. Russian positions near Jaoobstadt. near Riga, were captured by the Gerr mans. London reported on Aug. 29 that the "Russians in southern Moldavia, from Folkshanl northward, Quit their trenches and fled northward. This announcement followed the report of the falling back by the Russians In eastern Bukowlna toward the Russian frontier. Positions of vantage guard ing approaches to the Sereth river in Moldavia were abandoned by the dis loyal Russian troops. The enemy by reason of this defection has material ly bettered his positions for an ad vance eastward, and at last accounts continues to develop, his auooea MONEY COMING FOR AUTO FIRE TRUCK At the meeting of Council last Tues day night steps assuring an auto fire truck for the Celina fire department was taken, when a resolution authorizing the issue of a certificate of indebtedness (or its purchase was passed. The action was taken none too soon, for the department has beon seriously handicapped since its lost Horse went baa. Bids (or printing Clerk Winnter'a an nual report of the receipts and expendi tures of the city government for the fis cal year was referred to the committee on printing. The Mayor's report was read and accepted, but the proposition to load up on a lungmoter was turned down. Then the dads adjourned. YOUTHFUL FORGER APPREHENDED Ralph Harper, aged 17 years, was arreHtfJ at the fair grounds here last Friday on a charge of forgery. The lad had forged a number of checks on residents of Mendon, and of the north part of the county, dur ing the past several weeks, and the officers had been on the lookout for him. During his few weeks criminal caren? teh young fellow had purchas ed a number of articles from W. F. Schuuck, Geo. F. Weber, the Mrs. H. I. Schunck Jewelry store, and the Celina Auto company in this city, and passed the bad checks ranging from $5 to $15. For the signatures on these checks he used the names of Gall Wptts, a restaurant proprietor of Mhc'on, and John Griggs, a stock buyer of the north end of the county. On Friday the Harper boy entered the Commercial bank In this city and presented a check for payment, with the name of John Griggs for the sig nature. The amount of the check was $700, and as the amount was so large the bank officials told the lad to wait until they called up Mr. Griggi to certify the check, but when the cashier went to the phone the boy took tiie chance and "beat It." The offic rs got on his trail and he was apprehended the same afternoon at the fair grounds. He was taken before Probate Judge Younger for trial and was sentenced to an intermediate term In the Boys' Industrial Home at Lancaster. The boy is of a good family, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Har per, prominent residents of near Mer cer. PERSONAL Anton Mader, of St. Henry, was among our business callers while in town Wednesday. Mrs. Sam Schuyler and son Donald, of Cincinnati, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Schuyler. Earl Halbeck and wife and Al Schuerer of Salem, 111., are here (or a visit with Newton Taylor and wife. Lowell May, of Detroit, Mich., a for mer Celina boy, and a son of Mrs. Ella May of Brookside addition, spent fair week here the guest of his mother and sisters. Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Hedrick and daugh ter Marie, of Ft. Recovery, who spent a few days here last week, attending the (air and visiting relatives in and about Celina, returned home Monday. Mr. and Mra. G. W. Struckman left Tuesday for a visit to the Pacific coast states of California and Oregon, expect ing to be gone several months. In Ore gon they will visit with Judge and Mrs. P. L. TouVelle. tle latter a sister of Mra. Struckman. Mr. and Mrs. Grant Karr, of Carey, O.. who spent fair week with friends and relatives in Celina and vicinity, were in town Monday on their way home. Grant is engaged in the realty and insurance business and has a few other irons in the fire, enough to keep him out of mischief and to add to hi income. Walter Carmack, who has been prin cipal in the schools at Franklin, O., has been appointed to mi tne vacancy re sulting from the resignation of Superin tendent E. G. Knepper of District No. 4. ' Prof. Knepper has tendered his services to Uncle Sam in the fight against Prus sianism. Mrs. T. M. Anderson, a former well known Celina lady and a daughter of the Senator Godfrey, is visiting this city, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. LeBlond. She was accompanied nere Dy ner son Bruce, who has been training In avia tion work at Akron, O. The Andersons now reside in Florida. F. U. Brookhart and family, of Stock ton, Calif., who left here a few weeks ago for a tour of the east, are back again at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brookhart, on the Celina-Mercer pike. By this eastern trip they have completed their tour across the country aud thia far on their return. They will remain here some time before resuming their journey homeward. The entire trip is being covered by automobile. TIIE GRIM REAPER A messatre last Sunday from Dr. Frank LeBlond, of San Francisco, Calif., to his sister, Mrs. Emma Kloeb, of this city, conveyed the news of the death of the former's wife in their western home. Mrs. LeBlond was a doctor by profes sion, and is probably remembered by a few Celina people who met her on the occasion of her visit to this city with her husband about fourteen years ago. There will be a meeting of the Fish and Game Protective Association at the Mayor's office to-night. REUNION OP COMPANY D. SEVENTY-FIRST O.V.VJ The twentieth annual reunion of Com pany D, Seventy-first O.V.V.I., will be held at the home of Comrade J. M. No lin, Thursday, Sept. 6, 1917. Come and meet with us. By order of J. M. NOLIN, President R. G. CLARK, Secretary. PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO OPEN SEPT. 10 The Celina public schools are scheduled to open a week from next Monday, Sep tember 10. As announced there will be little change in the teaching force or the books to be used this year. Miss Kelley who goes to Springfield, will be succeed ed by Miss Louise Brune, and H. A Murlin's place will be filled by Albert Malick. Both new teachers are gradu ates of Celina High and are well fitted to take up the work for which they have been employed. Very few changes have been made in text books for the next year, and these were believed necessary. The Stone Mills arithmetic will be used in all grades above the second, and Brigham & MacParlane geographies will be used in the fourth and sixth grades instead of natural geographies. Dividing Lines Little Chanced The dividing line of the east and west school districts will remain the same as last year, for a time at least. All child ren should report at the same school at tended by them last except the present sixth grade, for which the dividing line will be Walnut street, as it was last year for all in the sixth grade. Mothers Asked to Meet There will be a meeting at the West building of all mothers having children six years of age, that will start to school for their first term this year, on next Monday afternoon, the 3rd, at 2:30. It is very important that all be present at this meeting, as the teachers are anxious that the mothers know more concerning the first year s work. Children under 6 or that will not be 6 before the holiday vacation, should not start to school this year for two reasons first, the schools are crowded; and, second, children do better if they are not started too young. CALLED HOME ON ACCOUNT OF ILLNESS OF PARENT H. F. Aller, of Salt Lake City, Utah, a former well known Mercer county boy, who left Celina some twenty years ago, made The Democrat a brief call while in town yesterday. He has been at Mercer, his boyhood home, called there by the serious illness of his father, Hiram Aller. Mr. Aller quit the railroad business some three years ago, but is still a fixture in the west, and is now interested in the beet sugar industry and connected with a million-dollar enterprise. While here he made it known that there was a splendid field for pushing farmers with families, who would be given assistance in getting out there. A giant factory is being erected by his company and now neanng completion. RIG CROWD ATTENDS FISHRAUGH REUNION The Fishbaugh family reunion, held at Edgewater Park last Tuesday, was at tended by representatives of the family from all parts of Ohio and Indiana. Not less than a hundred were in attendance. A feast and reminiscent talks made the meeting a very pleasant affair. The in clement weather, however, kept them under roof most of the time during their stay at the park. The association elect ed F. S. Moore, of Basil, O., as presi dent, and John Boyer, of Pickerington, secretary. The next reunion will be held at Lancaster, O. AGED LADY VICTIM OF AUTO ACCIDENT TFt. Recovery Journal A large Jeffery car driven by Miss Mildred Reuter, of Ft. Recovery, col lided with a Ford driven by Sylves ter Scliroer, at the crossroads, one mile west of Coldwater, Sunday after noon. Mrs. Joseph Wallischeck, of this place, and daughter, Christina, of Day i on, were In the Ford and both of tho ladies were thrown out. Mrs. WlalUscheck's skull was crushed abov the ear. The fracture was about an inch and a half wide and about tljree inches long. She was taken to the office of Dr. Brumm, at Coldwater, where twelve pieces of bone were removed, erposing the brain. She regained consciousness abou: an hour later, and in the ev ening was conveyed to her home in an ambulance. Physicians state that her condition is bette than expected, and that she has t fair chance for recovery. Miss Christina, who was also thrown from the machine, received a gash above her right eye and minor bruises about tjie face. Sunday had been a happy day for the aged Mrs. Wallischeck. She was returning homo fiom witnessing the christening of hor first and only grandchild, the Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Syl- vesUr Schroer, former residents of Ft. Recovery. A corn field obscures the vision at the cross roads, and neither driver observed the approach of the other machine. The Jeffery machine was going north and the Ford west. The latter reached the crossing a frac tion at a second ahead of the Jeffrey, which struck the front part of the Ford, throwing the ladies out, and crushing the fender and straining the axles. The brakes on the Reuter car were set, and when the impact came, the iar end swung around, struck a telephone pole and overturned. Miss Reuter and another lady who was In the machine were uninjured, but the big cur was practically demolished. HART, BAKER AND MORRISON TAKE JOBS ON MONDAY While the first change in the county offices resulting from the election of last November took place the first Monday ol tnis month, when Clerk of Courts I B. msnnger succeeded himself alter two years of clean and efficient service next Monday, the 3rd, will see three more Democrats taking no the work laid down by their predecessors. un tins date County Recorder Henry Steler, who has honored himself as well as his party by clean and able con duct of the Recorder's office, will be sncceeded by Teacher James E. Hart, of uibson township, a splendid citizen and a staunch Democrat. He will have asso ciated with him as, deputy Albert Wolf, of Ft. Recovery, a young man who en joys the confidence of his friends to an unusual degree. Monday will also see County Treas urer Frank Benke make way for Drug gist Perry Baker, who has a habit of leading his Democratic brethren merry chase when it comes to corralling votes, and County Surveyor Noah Hinton turn ing his keys over to Civil Engineer R. B Morrison, who turned the trick of beat ng his opponent out of a nomination for i second term. Treasurer-elect Baker will have as his deputy Joe Kohnen, popular young Democrat of St. Henry. The retiring Treasurer and Surveyor have both served the county faithfully and well, and The Democrat hopea their future activities will fall in pleasant places, and believes their successors will render a good account of the trusts put into their bands. The next change in officials at the court-house will occur the third Monday in September, the 17th, when the pres ent board of County Commissioners Evers, of Marion: Behrens, of Dublin and Brunewick, of Granville will be succeeded by another trio of Democrats, George Hill, of Blackcreek; Robert Steinbrunner, of Recovery, and John Now, ot Hopewell. The last change in the court-house circle occurs the third Monday in Octo ber, when Auditor Steinbrunner will turn the affairs of his office over to Aud itor-elect E. G. Ungerer. PROMINENT WABASH CITIZEN DEAD William Elsworth Gibbons was born In Mercer county, Ohio, near Wabash, Nov. 3, 1861, and departed this life, Aug. 25, 1917, aged 55 years, S months and 22 days. He was born, lived and died on the same farm end in. the same house. On Oct. 2, 1884, he wa united in marriage to Nancy Caroline Patton, who preceded him in death on March 11, 1916. To this 'union Were born five children, four of whom are now livinr- Charles, Delbert, James and John, the other having died in infan cy. Some thirty years ago he united with the Washington Chapel M. E. church and has been a faithful and conscientious member ever since. He has served the church and Sunday- school in many capacities. Work in and' for the church was one of the greatest sources of pleasure for him. Mr. Gibbons was taken suddenly ill, Friday night about midnight. He was probably seized with ptomaine poisoning, tlthough it is difficult to say, because of the severity of the illness, and the fact that so. short a time elapsed between the beginning of his illness, and death, which occur ed the following morning at 9 o'clock. Apparently he was well and in the best of health and spirit the prevlou day. He leaves four sons, two brothers and one sister to mourn his loss. Tho funeral services were conduct ed from Washington Chapel, at 1:00 o'clock, Monday, August 27, Rev. J. Carl Hummer, officiating. The re mains weer laid to rest in the State Line cemetery besid3 those of his be loved wife. BIS STRIP CEMENT WALK LAID IN McGEE ADDITION A six-hundred-foot strip of cement walk has just been finished along the the north side of West Logan street fronting the property of Veteran John McGee, who some time ago had his land platted and made an addition to Celina corporation. The lots are very desira ble ones," but as yet have not been put on the market. The walk was put iu by Harm Hickman and Andy Lincoln. AMONG THE SICK Dale Fetters, of near Shively, is very ill, suffering with ulcerations of the bowels. Mrs Ed Heisser is quite ill at her home in this city. Mrs. Sallie E. Roebuck, 82 years of age, of Whitefish, Montana, is suf fering with a severe cold, at the home of her neice, Mrs. James Conrof. Mrs. Roebuck has been visiting rel atives in this vicinity since last sprint,-. Because of her age, her ill ness 1b considered rather serious. Adam Hole is-in a serious condi tion it the home of his sister, Mrs. Martha Coll. Haskell Vining, the well known auc tioneer, is ill at his home in the east end of town. Henry Sudhoffff, of North Mill street, who has been ailing for some time, is improving slowly, k RET. MARTIN AND FAMILY WILL LEAVE CELINA Rev. Walter Martin, for several years pastor of the free Methodist Church of this city, baa been assigned to a charge at Mansfield, O. He is succeeded here by Rev. E. D. Crane of Columbus. Rev. Martin has made many friends during his pastorate in this city, and both be and his wife, the latter a Celina girl, will be much missed in the field in which they have to untiringly labored. DRYS ORGANIZE TO FIGHT BOOZE At a meeting last Monday of the Mer cer county dry federation at the Evan gelical church in this city, at which they were addressed by E. II. Curtis, one of best known temperance workers in the state, an organization for the county campaign in behalf of State-wide pro hibition was effected. Rtv. W. E. Tur ner, a man of ability and energy, was chosen to manage the fight. The town ship chairmen were in attendance and eager to open their batteries on the in sideous foe of mankind. Miss Mayme Vordenfeld has been re tained for the office work which she handled so efficiently in the campaign two years ago. The headquarter are in the Richardson building, Rooms 6 aud 7, aud will be open at all times. LUTHER LEAGUES MEET MONDAY The Luther Leagues of Mercer County and Salamonia, Indiana, will hold their fifth annual convention at Zion's Church at Chattanooga on Labor Day, Monday, September 3. The program follows: Morning session, 10 a.m. Opening Hymn, page 17, S. S. Hymal, 'Ob, Bless the Lord My boul. Devotional services. Hymn, page 42 S. S. Hymnal, "Glori ous Things o( You Are Spoken." Address of welcome, Zion 's League. Response, Ft. Recovery League.Thur- man Graf. Election of officers and other business. Anthem, Ft. Recovery Choir. Essay, "The Meaning of the 95 Thes is," by iilizabetn vaeger, salamonia League. Hymn, page 1Z8, S. b. Hymnal, " My Church, My Church, My Dear Old Church." Noon, basket dinner and social hour. Afternoon session, 2 p.m. Opening hymn, page 122, S. H. Hym- nil, "Zion Stands With Hill Surround ed." Essay, The Young People's Society in Its Relation to the Congregation," Mary Siebert, Hopewell League. Essay, "The Quadricentennial, Its Purpose and Spirit, "Clara Schroeder.St. Paul's League, Washington township. Anthem Celina choir. Essav. "Team Work and the Cause of Christ," Theodore Weinmann, St.Paul's Leauge, Liberty township. Hymn, page 126, S. S. Hymnal, "A Tower of Strength Our God Is Still." Lunch and social hour. Evening services, 7:30 p.m. Devotional services. Selection by Zion's choir. Male quar tet, with soprano obligate. Lecture by Kev. Hugo u. scnmiui, oi Middletown, O. Soprano solo. Miss- Rosa Beuei. Closing services. Hymn. l!RS. JAKE GILCHER TAKEN TO HOSPITAL Mrs. Jake Gilcher, East Warren street, this city, was taken to tne Lutheran hospital at Ft. Wayne, In diana, yesterday, where it is very probo1 le she will have to undergo an operation. Mrs. Gilcher has been In failing health for the past season. U J. H. Gels presented his bond for the construction of the Sten and Mil ler bridges, in the sum ot $1700.00, and Fame was approved by the board. John Now presented his bond as County Commissioner for the term of two years, beginning Sept. 17, 1917. which Bond is approved as to surety and amount and ordered lied. R. E. Morrison presented his bond as County Hignway superintendent in the sum of $2000.00, which bond was ppproved by the Board. John F. Kinzle, contractor on Sec tion No. 1 of the Bollenbacher ditch iquosted the Board to extend the time fr completion of said ditch to Nov. 1, 1917, which request was granted. In the matter of the Barker ditch No. 642. the County Surveyor, re ported the sale of same to Chas. Haines for the sum of $764.00, same to completed by Nov. 1, 1917. The Commissioners of Darke Couity meeting with the Commission ers of Mercer County, in the matter of the Livingston Joint ditch, agreed with John Arnold to furnish material and construct protectiin walls on ihe Branch No. 1 of the above named ditch for the sum of $25.00. The following bills were allowed last Friday and are now payable: S. Scranton, cost bill State vs. Jno. Myers $7 60 A. Ellis, humane officer. 25 00 Columbia B. B. Co., supplies for Co. officials 9 50 The Johnson-Watson Co., lupplies for election bd.. 16 00 Gil berg & Co., election notice 3 46 A. Snyder, same 2 75 American Surety Co., of N. Y., bon dfor Treasurer. . 87 60 (Continued Ml Eighth Page) sites COX TO ADDRESS RED CROSS RALLY K irnr ii Pituniu L II dUNIMI A tremendous crowd is anticipated for the county Red Cross rally in this city next Sunday, for which an interesting program is being arranged. Chapters of Rockford, Ft. Recovery, Coldwater, St. Henry, Montezuma, Mendon and Neptune are expected to be well repre sented, as well as other placea in the county. Governor Cox, ex-Congress man Goeke and Hon. S. F. Wheeler, of Lima, Chairman of the Allen county chapter, will be here to make patriotic and timely addresses. If the weather ia favorable Celina will have the biggest crowd ever assembled within her gates. Clean Up Your Flags and Haag Ont tne Ran flag; E. J. Hierholzer, of the Commercial Bank, who worked so successfully in helping raise Mercer county's quota of Liberty bonds, and Henry Lennarts, of the Citizens Banking Co. are at the head of the committee on decorations, which means that every effort will be made to dress the town up in patriotic colors (or Sunday. Now, fellow-citizens, ladiea and gentlemen, get busy, and let the world and the boys who are passing to the front know that Celina and Mercer county are on the map and ara preparing to do their bit, and make it known Sun day by showing our colors as we have never shown them before. The com mittee on decorations can't do it all. They want your help. VENERABLEYOMAN PASSES SUDDENLY Mrs. Louse E. LeBlond, the venerable mother of Mrs. Emma Kloeb, waa fatal ly injured by a fall from the steps at the rear door of their home on North Main street last Monday evening. The daugh ter was in the front part of the house at the time and was not aware of the acci dent until neighbors near the rear of the building, who heard the aged woman'a scteam as she started to fall, came on the scene and were bearing her frail and almost lifeless body into the house. Dr. Langel was immediately summoned, but life hed ebbed before his arrival. Mrs. LeBlond had long been afflicted with infirmities due to age, but for all that her sudden passing was a shock to the family and community. Mrs. LeBlond was past four score years and three, being born at Elyria, this state, June 25,1834. Her maiden name was McGinley. She was wedded to the late F. C. LeBlond, then a promising young attorney and man of affairs, and during the civil war period a member of Congress, September 6, 1853, and har married life and declining years was spent on the site of her demise almost since that time, broken by a short sojourn or two' abroad and a season at Washing ton. Three children were born them Hon. Chas. M. LeBlond, a lawyer and at one time a member of the Ohio House of Represntative, now dead; Dr. Frank LeBlond, of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Emma Kloeb, with whom the aged parent made her home. The husband passed away fourteen years since. During her long and eventful life the deceased played no small part in the various activities of the community that tended to its betterment, and a contem porary well says, the LeBlond home was a center of social and religious interest, where the democratic spirit always pre dominated and the poor in purse and the well to do met on equal terms under a most hospitable roof. Funeral services were held from the home she loved so well yesterday after noon and her remains laid to rest by the side of those of her husband in beautiful North Grove. IN CUPID'S DOMAIN Rev. Claude Ludwick, of Muir, Mich., and Miss Clyde Monroe, a well known and popular Franklin township girl, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Monroe, near Montzuma, last Tuesday, surrounded by relatives and immediate friends of the young couple. Rev. W. H. Kindell, of Huntington, Ind., waa the officiating clergyman. After the cer emony a four-course dinner was served. Those from a distance to witness the event .were Miss Iva Ludwick, a sister of the groom, of Muir, Mich.; Rev. Roy Lauterschlager, of Kitchener, Ontario; Rev. Barker and Rev. and Mrs. Kindell, of Huntington, Ind. Irene Taylor left for Covington, Ky., Saturday, there to join her fiance, Har ry Pierstorff, ot Celina. Their marriage is scheduled to take place at the resi dence of the groom's sister, Mrs. Mike Fisher, of Covington. Plans provide for their residence at Dayton, where their home is readiness for them. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Taylor, and has up to the present been employed at the Fountain Hotel. St. Marys Evening Leader. LOCAL BRIEFS The gate receipts at the Banner fair this year are reported as being f 5,337.64. Last year they were 5,350. The Celina and Coldwater Catholic church choirs will be combined for a singing service at a high masa at Mins ter next Sunday. t There will be a lawn social at the home of W. R. Thomas, at 420 South Mill at. this evening, under auspices of Happy Helpers of Church of God. Dr Fmnk Avers, nf thin rttv hmm no tified his patients and others that he has received his commission from Uncle Sam and may be called to service soon. A few common drunks, who were handed f5 and cost and told to move on, were about the only street incidents of fair week to come to public attention. At a meeting of Celina Chapter, O.B.S., last Tuesday night, degrees of the order were conferred upon four candidates Dr. and Mra. R. E. Riley and Miasea Helen Langel and Lei a Short.