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enough to go to th noils on November 6 and take from Ohio women the right given them by your State legislature and promised them by your party la National convention I If brains enough, think It over. nf 1 JUJH J&JLllA JUJCIVIUL-Jtlil 1 Newspaper tertising Al ways tots ths Test CtblUlw M. It IS. lilnU M th Callu.OMo. wt-WlM iimd-elMi Mil Mttot. Volume 22, Number 3Q Carlin & Carlin, Publuher$ Celina, Ohio, November 2, 1917 Facts About the Iowa Election A HUNTER WHEN MERCER WAS A HUNTING-GROUND Our old friend John Powell, of Wash Ington township, who wan In a fed day elnce paying his subscription, noted tnat he win not o young as- ha UHed to be back n the alxtlea when he wus a young Iowa did not vote wet, at Ohio brewert claim. Iowa did not repudiate prohibition, at weta of Ohio assert. The question in Iowa was not saloon or no saloon. Iowa is dry now and it will remain dry. Iowa haa statutory Prohibition and the recent election doei not repeal the I man hunting doer down In Huuver, what law. Get that? I was then better known as Van Horn In Iowa this fall the question was whether the voters would change from stat- p,rar,f- Few people in the county p.ob- ....... . ... .. , ably know that deer was killed In Mer- ntory Prolubition to constitutional Proh.hition. cer county M uu m4 rrobably ,ome Thousands of drys did not think it worth while to vote as they know the state were killed later. That winter Mr. row is dry and will remain dry, ell killed thirty-two on the Prarle, the These stay-at-home drys should be ashamed of themselves, and no donubt airgest number secured In one day being four. Ho said the hunters up In the wilds tney are. of Pauldlnir caused the deer to come down However, Ohio wets, as usual, are lying about what happened in Iowa, for this way and that but few of the hunters the State did not vote wet and did not repudiate Prohibition. American Issue. CLEtlDEIIHIG FOR UTILITIES BOARD The Road to France then In the went part of the county un derstood the trick of getting them, for the winter spoken of, when he secured his thirty-two, not a single one was killed by any of the others, though occasionally one or two got a shot at them without results. That wus JUHt S3 years ago. CHICKASAW SURE DOING HER DIT l.at Monday evening, Uoswln B. Menge of ChlokHHaw and Senator Johnson and I-iiwn nce Schunck, of Celina, aroused the people of Chickasaw to the Liberty Loan question. Thoy urged the peoplo to buy these bonds and help feed their sons who are serving Uncle Ham at Chllllcothe at alio present time. The people took the warning and purchased bonds to the fine sum of 112,000. We all wish to thank Hey. Menge and Messrs. Johnson and Schunck for their trouble In arousing the people of this community. TOhio State Journal, Nov. 1.1 Byron M. ClenDening, chairman of the state liquor license commission, is aid to be slated for appointment to the onblic utilities commission to succeed the late Oliver II. Hughes. This appointment, if made, may oper te against Thomas M. Gregory, assist ant secretary of state, getting the va cant industrial commissionership, be- einu both are of Cincinnati. ClenDening was reappointed to a six year $5000 position in August. If he accepts the ntilities commissionership it will be for an unexpired term that ends February 1, 1919. The place pays only 14500. It is suggested that the possibility of the state going dry may have something to do with Mr. ClenDening's reported willingness to make the change. Also, the utilities commissionership would have the advantage, it is pointed out, of putting Mr. ClenDening in closer touch with his profession, the law. Since Jnne he has been devoting much time to bis duties as a memDer oi one oi me iin cinnati draft boards. From Camp Sheridan Camp Sheridan, Ai,a., Oct. 23, '17 Dear Friend Carlin I receive yonr paper every Tuesday. Am always glad to get The celina Democrat, it goes irom one to another until all the Celina boys in our company have read it. We are all well and feeling fine, and enjoy spending the winter in the south. I saw an article in the last paper stat ing that some of the Chillicothe boys were buying Liberty bonds. It is my re anest that this letter be published in or der that the public may know that the volunteers .from Mercer and Auglaize counties are also doing their bit for Un cle Sam. In our small Co. K, which at that time contained 81 men, there were 4,950 of bonds bought. Three enlisted men bought $200 worth of bonds each, one of the bovs beinp; from Celina, one from Monlton and the other formerly from Mercer county. We are all doing oar best to help the cause along, and in tend to see it through. The Celina boys were disappointed be cause they did not get a chance to vote, as did the boys from the other counties of Ohio, and their vocabulary for a while was rather rough and unrestrained. I close with best wishes to all. JOSEPH C. FISHER, 3rd Co., 1st Training Bat., Depot Brig ade, Camp Sheridan, Ala. The poem which was awarded the prize in the National Art Club competition, May 30.1 Thank God our liberating lance Goes flaming on the way to France ! To France the trail the Gurkhas found! To France old England's rallying ground ! To France the path the Russians strode! To France the Anzacs glory road! To France where our Lost Legion ran ! To fight and die for God and man ! To France with every race and breed ! That bates Oppression's brutal creed ! Ah, France how could our hearts for get The path by which came Lafayette? How could the haze of doubt hang low Upon the toad of Rochambeau ? How was it that we missed the way Brave JofTre leads us along to-day? At last, thank God ! At last we see There is no tribal Liberty ! No beacon lighting just our shores! No Freedom guarding but our doors ! The flame she kindled lor our sires Burns now in Europe's battle fires ! The soul that led our fathers West Turns back to free the world's op-1 pressed ! Allies, you have not called in vain! We share vour conflict and ronr pain ! Old Ulorv." through new stains ana rents. Partakes of Freedom's sacraments ! Into that hell his will creates We drive the foe: his lusts, his hates ! Last come, we will be last to stay Till Right has had her crowning day ! Replenish, comrades, from our veins, The blood the sword of despot drains, And make our eager sacrifice Part of the freely-rendered price You pay to lift humanity You pav to make vour brothers free! See, with what proud hearts we advance lo trance 1 COTTERMAN PRESIDENT BOYS AND GIRLS TO . MEET HERDERT HOOVER The five hundred boys and girls who won Washington trips for marked abili ty in increasing the food supply of their own county this year, are to meet Her bert Hoover, national food administra tor, when they tour the east the week of December 3. Mr. Hoover's acceptance of the invitation to speak to the party is the latest to be received of a long list of prominent men, including President Wilson. THE GRIM REAPER Mrs. Ben Miller, a well known Monte zuma lady, aged 74, for several years in falling healah. died at her home there last uesday afternoon. A few daysT pre vlous to her demise gangrene developed and caused Intense suffering until reliev ed by death. Her husband survives her. Funeral services were held this morning at the Montezuma U. B. church. MELLISON MOST FACE A SERIOUS OFFENSE On an affidavit Bworn out by Miss Lois BorofF, Harry Melllson cas put under ar rest last Tuesday by Sheriff Pumphrey and locked up In the county ba.stlle, charged with beln gthe father of thv plaintiff's child, Mellison was given a preliminary hearing before Mayor Scran ton, Wednesday morning, at which he plead not guilty. He was placed under $500 bond, and his trial set for hearing to-morrow at 10 o'clock. NOTED TEMPERANCE MEETING SUNDAY NIGHT Tne Hon. Oliver W. Stewart, of Chlca. go, former member of the Illinois leglslH' ture and vice-president of the Flying Squadron Foundation, will speak In St. Paul's. eMthodJst church. In Celina next Sunday evening at 7 o'clock. Mr. Stewart Is coming under the aus pices of the Flying Squadron Foundation and will speak In the Interest of a dry Ohio. He is a convincing speaker and an orator or rare ablity. He has spent more than a quarter of a century in this fight against the liquor traffic, and has been heard In every State Capitol, Including the National Capitol at Washington, D. C, as well as in practically every state of Importance In this country. Everybody welcome. No admission charge and there will be no collection taken. A CORRECTION AS TO AGENT OF DELCO-LIGHT In last weeks Issue of The Democrat we made mention of Mr. Bauer of the Bauur & Heffuer Music Co., this city, taking over the Delco-Llght plunt In this city from Mr. Hehwletermun. This, how ever, in not the case, and the article was somewhut misleading. Mr, Schwleterman atll has the Delco-Llght In this city and county. The line of Delco-products and supples wll be moved into the room oc cupied by the Bauer & Huffner Music Co., and Mr. Bauer will attend to all the wants If the Delco-Llght patrons, during Mr. Schwletermun'a absence, and also assist Mr. Schwleterman in the sale of new plants. The Ui.lco-L.tght service station will now be found in this city, on East Market street, opposite the oltice of Dr. E: Hettery. Vote for Equal Suffrage ANOTHER MISFORTUNE . ADDED TO MANY ILLS 1. O. Schuyler, among our oldest and best known business men, but for many years practically an invalid, being moved about In a wheeled chair to and from his home as the weather permtted, Tuesday, met with additional misfortune, when he fell and broke a leg at his home on east Livingston street. Dr. Hattery was call- d and the Injured member se and placed i planter cast. John J. Egan, in Columbus Citizen " I will vote for equal suffrage November 6 for the following reasons: I believe in democracy, therefore I cannot deny anyone the rights which I claim for myself. I believe that all the citizens of a republic should have a vote. If one half only have a vote it is only a semi-republic. I believe a woman's place is in the home along with the men and in politics along with the men, just as she is in society, charity, philanthropy and religion along with the men. Women should have the same rights and duties as men under our laws; therefore they should have an equal voice and vote in selecting and electing onr public administrators, legislators and judges. Men are generally supposed to possess fine Intellectual qualities, and women are noted for their splendid qualities of heart and sentiment. In the solution of social problems we require the best heads and hearts am nog the people. Equal suffrage will supply the government with both in the right proportions. Vote "YES" next Tuesday. Appeal to Knights of Columbus Albert and Harry Gardner, of Toledo, are guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Gardner, Just north of town. Tn n LfUU Save the grain for hungry people and buy the kiddies shoes and stockings IF GOAL CARS BE FURNISHED ILIUVinil IHl.tflUl.l1l la S J i of food organization Large Production is Assured. Operators In National Conven tion Pledge Government Fullest Co-operation, The death of Jos. Schroer, well-known farmer living near St. Anthony, occurred at his late home Wednesday morning. His death was due to cancer of the stom. ach with which he had been suffering for some time. He leaves a wife and the following sons from a former marriage: August, Raymond and Frederick. Funeral services will be held at the Catholic chsrch at St. Anthony Saturday morning. Ft. Recovery Journal. The remains of J. A. aumgartner, of near Rockford, who dropped dead, due to heart failure in this city yesterday af ternoon have been removed to his home. The deceased was sitting In the Herman Miller shoe shop on East Main street en gaged in conversation when he unexpect. edly fell from his chair and died In a few moments. Mr. Baumgartner had been engaged in selling oil burners for fur naces in this city during the past month The wife and one daughter survive him. He was about fifty years of age. Van Wert Bulletin. Moat Be Some Corn What was probably the highest price ever paid for corn at a public sale, was paid at the Jesse Hill sale, south of Ft Recovery, Tuesday. Some of the porn disposed of brought the record price of $89.60 an acre. Ten acres were sold at this price. Snyder and Benner were the auctioneers. Ft. Recovery Journal. Rally Day at Hope Rally day will be observed at Hope Evangelical church on Sunday with spe cial services both In the morning and ev ening. Rev. W. H. Freshley will preach at both services. There will be special music and everybody is urged to attend. Cincinnati Dally Post and The Demo crat, both one year, $3.50. . The Mercer County Food Administra tion Committee was organized last Wed- esday with Prof. S. Cotterman as presi dent. The other members of the organ ization are County Auditor Ed Ungerer, Prosecuting Attorney C.A. Stubb, Mayor Scranton and Miss Elizabeth Cook. The business of this committee is to secure increased production of food; to prevent hoarding of food supplies; to prevent speculation; to prevent the tak ing of abnormal profits, and to assist in the regulation of prices. SALOON KEEPERS GET A ANOTHER BRIEF LEASE Applicants for liquor licenses were granted the privilege of dishing out in toxicants for another season by the county liquor license board on the 30th ult. They are Gagle & Simons, Celina. Casper J. Hemmert, Celina. Frank J. Wolfe, Celina. Oscar Green, Celina. Michael Hemmert, Celina. E. J. Winans, Celina. Joseph A. Depweg, Celina. Charles Baker, of Coldwater. Wm. Wagner, of Coldwater. Perry Gibbons, of Chattanooga. Fred Heffner, Chaattanooga. Andrew Reier, Chickasaw. Zehringer Bros., Ft. Recovery. Steinle & Vogel, Ft. Recovery. Anthony Wissman, Marion township. Henry Wissman, Marion township. Jacob Hein, Marion township. Addison C. Long, Montezuma. John Vindrell, St. Henry. John Heindrichs, Burkettsville. Wm. Reinders, Gibson township. Borger & Romer, Granville township. Mary A. Wellman, Washington tp. Francis M. Giere who was given a hear. ing before the local licensing board some Weeks ago for allowing war arguments In side of her saloon, was rejected a license. Abundant Mine Capacity Avail ableOnly Needs Are Rail road Cars and Other Trans portation Facilities. Pittsburg, Pa., (Speelal) At the National Coal Association's convention held hare a resolution was unani mously adopted pledging: Dr. Garfield and hia Fuel Administration the full est support and co-operation not only as an association but of the members as individuals as welL . PROMINENT FARMER SERIOUSLY INJURED Will T. Andrews, a well known farmer, residing southwest of this city, met with serious injury last Wednesday afternoon while in Celina. He was In town In a farm wagon and was ready to start home whe nthe accident happened. He was standing up in the wagon putting on his gloves when turning the corner at Wal nut ad Fayette streets, when one of the wagon wheels struck the curbing, throw ing hlin out. He fell on the back of his head, sustaining a bad cut and rendering him unconscious, in which state he re mained for a couple of hours. He was taken tc Dr. Miller's office wheer his wound was dressed and later taken to his home. He is improving nicely. RESOLUTION OF COAL OPERATOR. "Whereas, Proceeding under the war emergency act passed by .Congress, known as the Lever Act, the President, on August 23rd, appointed Dr. H. A. Gar field as Fuel Adssiaistrator of the United States for the period of the war, and - Whereas the Board of Direc tors of this Association, immed iately after his appointment, met Dr. Garfield and expressed 2 their confidence in him and of fered their assistance and co operation in dealing with the any difficult problems arising from the serious shortage in the country's fuel supply, and Whereas that confidence then expressed has grown and de veloped thru closer acquaint ance and association, now THEREFORE, BE IT RE SOLVED, that we the members of the National Coal Associa tion, assembled here together in our first full meeting do hereby reaffirm our confidence in Dr. Garfield and his Fuel Adminis tration and pledge him both as individuals and as an Associa tion, our fullest and most en thusiastic support." govemmenTaprroraTof the order was secured. Result: Every day since the day that order took effect, there could be found standing in the Nelsonville, Ohio, coal yards from 1,000 to 1,700 loaded ears of coal which could not be mored. Ths 800 cars above referred to which come from West Virginia and. Kentucky coal fields, several hundred miles distant, couli now bo delivering twice aa much coal to consumers 600 cars instead of 800 cars if they were loaded at Ohio mines which are idle part of the time on aecount of the above order. Abundant Mine Capacity. There are three things necessary to a maximum production of coal at market: 1 Sufficient mine capacity. 2 Sufficient laborers. 8 Railway facilities for transport ing coal. The first of these has been abund antly taken care of by the coal opera tors. Hundreds of thousands of dol lars have been spent for new mine openings and for increasing the ca pacity of old mines, so that the pres ent mine capacity is more than am ple for every need. There la a labor shortage as in other Industries. Lack of cars at mines so reduce the earnings of miners that they go to other industries, where they can work full time. The railroads have failed miserably to keep pace in car supply and motive power with the vastly increased ca pacity of the mines. If the country, in all its activities, public and private,, is to be amply supplied with fuel we have now reach ed the place where the railroads must rise to the demands of the situation and perform their part of the service. The blame can no longer be shifted to the shoulders of others, for the facts reveal the truth of the situation as to railroad failure and daily both the government and the people are be coming thoroughly familiar with thos facts. MIGHTY GIVING REQUIRED C. A. Stubbs, Executive Secretary of Mercer County Y. M. C. A. Organiz ation. National campaign November 11 to 19. Not long to raise the might sum needed. If our boys, tired, cold and mus-stain-ed, could only knock at your door to night, how wonderfully you would min ister to them, with what eagerness you would comfort and feed them. Yon would do this in your homes. Help the Y. M. C. A. to do this for you in the camps and at the front where you can not go. Help them by heroic giving. Some are giving thousands, others are giving in proportion to their ability. Whatever you contribute should be given quickly. The severe winter months are just ahead. The time is short in which to meet urgent needs For the sake of all that is best, give give until it costs sacrifice give as you have never conceived possible before. Madeline Don Nellon, of Cincinnati, in The American Issue. The capital of this state bears the name of the Immortal Leader of a popular or gamzation which will become trium phantly successful in doiug its share to conquer a nation of bloodthirsty arch fiends in human form. In a village in Alsace the wine cellers were looted and much drink fired the maniacs. The terror-stricken people took refuge in a church. At the door stood the old priest. He said they were only women, child ren and old men. He begged for their lives. The war drunkards killed him where he stood. Bach seized the woman he would and infamy beyond speech was the toll. Recent studies of the vital statistics of this country have revealed an alarming increase of the diseases of degeneracy, principally due to alcohol. It is believ ed that America is afflicted with many million degenerates and criminals at a cost of f25O.0O0.000 annually; that New York spends a million a day on drink, enough to float the American navy. Un less there is a general reform, this great Republic, like ancient Greece and Rome, will in turn die. Knights of Columbus, become a power behind the throne, and vote out every saloon in this fair state on November 6. and vou will be hailed the Echo of Calvary's Heights! IN CUPID'S DOMAIN Miss Mary K. Coil, of Mendon, and Leon V. Pond, of his city, were united in mar riage at the Presbyterian manse here last Saturday evening, Rev. Horn performing the ceremony. Miss Sarah Fond, a sister of the groom was the only attendant. The groom Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pond and the bride a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Coll. Bans of the approaching marriage of Miss Helen Edward, of this city, and Ed ward Knapshafer, of Coldwater, were pub lished for the first time at the local Cath olic church last Sunday. FATHER HENGES GIVES LIBERTY LOAN A BOOST Rev. G. B. Menge, pastor of the Chicka saw congregation preached a sermon on Sunday, two weeks ago that raised the Liberty loan from nothing to $10,000 by Monday evening, in and about Chickasaw. He also dellverel an address at Minster, which raised the sum to $25,000. also one at Bremen which brought $38,000. He surely Is showing his patroitlsm to his country. MARRIAGE LICENSES Charles C. Springer, 34, Celina, laborer. son of Noah Springer ana Martha Irene Donovan, 30. Celina, housekeeper, daugh ter of Jacob Pratt. Leon V. Pond, 27, Celina, pumper, son of Wm. Pond, and Mary Coll, 17, Mendon, housekeeper, daughter of Milton Coll. Rev. Horn. LAD KICKED BY MULE MAY RECOVER PERSONAL Miss May me Vorrenfelde, who has been spending a fortnight with relatives at Cln. cinnati, returned home, Tuesday. - Mrs. Frank Kent, of Parkersburg, W. Va., has been spending a few daya in Ce lina, the guest of her mother, Mrs. Har riet Walts.. i Mrs. W. A. Harrison, of Osgood, O., who has been visiting friends and rela tives east of Montezuma, was In this city, Wednesday. The Pittsburgh Post commenting editorially on the convention sayst "The spirit exhibited at the meeting here between Dr. H. A. Garfield, the national fuel administrator, and the 1,000 delegates to the conference of the National, Coal Association, gives assurance that the fuel problem will be solved. It showed the operators animated by patriotism and the Gov ernment as recognizing this." A Cal-Car Crista Only. There is In fact no coal crisis. Bat without doubt there Is and for months haa been a "eoaLcax" crisis, fast 60 per cent of oar efficiency la now being scored from many of the, soal cars now In use. Recently the Hocking Valley Rail road was ordered to take from the C O. road, 100 loaded ooal ears dally at South Columbus. This tad bv tv nailmada Darlin Bermus, the eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bermus of near Rock ford, who was kicked by a mule in the head last Saturday afternoon is In the Otis hospital here, in a serious condition. The lad was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood. He regained consrious ness on Monday and it is thought that he will recover. Our old friend Chas. Beyer left Wed nesday for Palm Beach, Fin., where he will ngaln spend the winter, as has oeen his custom for several years. He has been In the county since May. WELL KNOWN YOUNG PEOPLE ARE WEDDED Miss Myrtle Fast, of Hopewell town ship and Gilbert Amspaugh, of Lima, were united in marriage at the home of the bride yesterday evening, Rev. F. H. Snavely performing the service. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Fast. The grlom who for several years past has been employed at Lima, la the son of C. Amspaugh, of Hepewell township. They will reside in Lima. Do you get up at night? Sanol Is suroly the best for all kidney or blad der troubles. Sanol gives relief In 24 hours from all backache and blad der trouble. Sanol is a guaranteed remedy. 35c and $1.00 a bottle at the drug store." adv. rinrlnrntl rjnilv Post and The Demo- $hjfc crat, both one year, $3.60. LOCAL BRIEFS Dr. L. D. Brumm, of this city, has been appointed examining surgeon on the local pension board. The selection is a popu lar one. While oiling an electric fan at the fur niture factory Saturday, Frank Freder icks, an employe, had the ends of two fin gers severed. At a meeting of Al Shan Temple, No. Ill, of this city, last Tuesday evening for the purpose of conferring degrees, Albert Betzel, L. G. Pumphrey, E. H. Shadwell and Mr. Harb, of Rockford, were made full-fledged Dokies. The ladles aid society of the Presby terian church will open a rummage sale on Fnyette street In the room formerly occupied by the Keel plumbing shop, to morrow. THE PROBATE COURT A, W Melster, administrator of the es tate of Fred L. Hellln, deceased, returned and filed an Inventory and appraisement of said estate. Application filed to admit to probate and record the last will and testament of Wm. Frederick Henke sr. deceased. For hear ing Oct. 24. Order of appraisement of real estate is sued to Joseph Spoltman, executor of the will of John T. Spoltman, deceased. Last will and testament of Wm. Fred erick Henke, sr., deceased, duly admitted to probate an drecord. Frederick Moor man appointed executor of said estate. John S. Howick- appointed administra tor of the estate of Geo. Howick, deceas ed. Inventory and appraisement, October 30. Jos. Spoltman, executor of the will of John F. Spoltman returned and filed or der of appraisement. Also application to sell real estate at private sale. Order of private sale issued to said executor. Statement in lieu of an account and resignation filed by Clarcey Dell Reynolds executrix of the will of W. E. Reynolds, deceased. C. H. Howick, administrator of the es tate of I. N. Kiser, deceased, filed account of final distribution. News reached Mrs. John Spitzer, on Ntckerson avenue, Wednesday evening of the death of her stepfather, Riley Bayess, of Warren, .Indiana, who died Tuesday evening. RAISE IN THE POSTAGE ' The three-cent letter rate postage Is now in effect. Letters dropped in the post office and to be delivered in the same city will go at the present rate. On all first class mail matter the rate will be one cent per ounce in addition to the present rate. Written post cards must carry two cents Instead of one cent NATIONAL CAPITAL NOW DRY This week the city of Washington be comes dry, and along with it the entire District of Columbia. When the capital of the greatest nation on earth climbs aboard the water wagon, there is reason for the forces of Prohibition to rejoice. Ohio wots are saying the President and Congress are opposed to Prohibition. Congress enacted the law making the cap ital of the nation dry and the Persident signed the bill. Let the voters of Ohio perform their duty to the state next Tuesday, as Con gress and President Wilson performed their duty in making Washington dry. SOCIAL GOSSIP The C. E. Society of the Presbyterian church held a Hallowe'en social at the manse on Tuesday evening, the 30th, some thirty persons being present. Several were attired in most groesque costumes, which crtated much amusement. A pleas ant time was spent in games, etc. Coff ee, sandwiches etc. were served at the close. Misses Helen Philley and Lela Crockett had charge of the program. Horses Killed by Lightning; Three horses out of a bunch of eight were killed last Sunday night by light ning en the Dysert farm, south of Rock ford. They belonged to A. C. McAtee, re siding on the farm, and were Insured to the amount of 1375. Fighting; Street Assessment The case of Charles Baker vs. the Vil lage of Coldwater In hhlch the plaintiff is contesting the payment of the assess ment of the paved street in that city, was heard before Judge Miller. Thursday. FORD AUTOMOBILE FOR SALE The auto used by the Mercer County Dry Federation will be offered for sale at auction on the street at Celina. Saturday, November 10, at 2 o'clock. People at Home Should Be Soldiers, Too Camp Sherman, O., Oct. 24, 1917 Editor Democrat, Celina, Ohio: Sir While bidding good-bye to friends when I left with the second group of men sent from Mercer county for train ing in the National Army at Camp Sher' man, I was asked by several to write letters to be published in the home pa pers. For various reasons I have neg' lected to fulfill the promises which 1 gave until reminded. Physically, mentally and morally, from my comparison with groups from other counties, the men from Mercer county rank among the best. The peo ple oi Mercer county may well be proud of the homes that have produced such men. After an examination of the men of Company I, 329th Infantry, which is made up mostly of boys from Mercer, Auglaize and Hardin counties, the exam ining officer made the remark that it was the cleanest bunch of men he had examined. Only nine cases of venereal disease among two hundred in compari son with as high as fifty per cent in other companies goes to verify the asser tion I have made as to the morals of Mercer county's men. General Glenn, che commanding offi cer of this camp, is one of the cleanest men America has ever produced, and the mothers and fathers may be assured that their sons will return as clean, and clean er in many respects. Hot showers, good beds, well heated quarters and tair food with plenty of work, are the things giv en which will go to make good health, if it doesn't furnish the comforts and luxu ries of home. Although many did not at first feel verv patriotic, under reasonable instruc tors I see a gradual increase in the real ization among the men of the bieneis and reality of the cause we are preparing to fight for, and the fact that the major ity of the men, in addition to sacrificing their own interests for the cause of liber ty, are freely subscribing for liberty bonds goes to show that they are into it soul and body. They seem to realize what a moral effect it would have on the enemy it it was known by the world that a tax had to be forced upon the peo ple in order to acquire the necessary money to carry on the war. Such a con dition would say to Germany: "The war is an unpopular was in America." It is a sad fact that the civilians have not awakened as quickly. There is no doubt but that the 329th Infantry will be the first fighting regi ment on the firing lines in France. That is well understood among military offi cers. If that time must come there is no need for sorrow for those who may fall. Real men, individually speaking, are men who do unflinchingly the duties which confront them in their lifetime. We can compare men with chemicals, and the great chemist is God. Chemical elements are good only when they are active. God has been using these hu man chemicals ever since their existence to produce a human chemical condition. He has thrown them together individ ually and collectively all down through the history of the past. He threw them together collectively in the Revolution ary war of 1776, and again in the Civil was, and always with one aim in view. Like the gray-haired chemist who has worked for a lifetime to produce some beautiful stone the substance of his early dreams so God, that indefinable power which we all feel but do not un derstand, has for hundreds of thousands of years been using human-chemical elements to produce what must be his dream a true civilization for all the people of the world to be enjoyed by all the people of the world, and we are use less chemicals in his hands if we are not willing to give up our own interests when called to aid in this greatest of all causes. If the time comes when the men of America must sacrifice their lives to fulfill this dream of God's, the mothers and fathers should only be glad that they have produced active chemi cals. I have been asked just what I bad in mind when I spoke of the duties of those who remained at home. In short, I mean keep politics clean, keep down the evils that will destroy the minds of the future. Alcohol has been barred from the soldier because it destroys his efficiency. The people at home should be soldiers, too, in the same cause, but a different field. Their duty is to preserve and better the institutions for which we are fighting, and this requires the great est mental efficiency. The highest point of mental efficiency can only be pro duced when the evil which destroys it in the making is destroyed. These few remarks are not the result of my own analysis entirely. They are the subjects and conclusions of the men here in general, and if we are to keep believing that yon are back of ns, which we have never doubted, we hope that you will look for one thing only in searching for your conclusions, and that is the truth. JOHN R. PIERCB, Co. I, 329th Infantry, Camp Sherman, Ohio.