la Canada Mothers, WIym and Sisters of soldiers have the umi right to vote aa men what stay at home and boom and amok clfarots nntll ttttr Anger aalla tnrn yellow. Arm yon HEN of Ohio ssaall
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.
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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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
Allies, you have not called in vain!
We share vour conflict and ronr pain !
Old Ulorv." through new stains ana
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Save the grain for hungry people and buy
the kiddies shoes and stockings
ILIUVinil IHl.tflUl.l1l la S J i
of food organization Large Production is
Operators In National Conven
tion Pledge Government
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
1 Sufficient mine capacity.
2 Sufficient laborers.
8 Railway facilities for transport
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
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
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
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.
LAD KICKED BY MULE
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,
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
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.
Dr. L. D. Brumm, of this city, has been
appointed examining surgeon on the local
pension board. The selection is a popu
While oiling an electric fan at the fur
niture factory Saturday, Frank Freder
icks, an employe, had the ends of two fin
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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,
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