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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT IltablUh Mti , IMS. Eptr4 i Ik Cll.Mjpot-HU u Hml-diM Mil unn. Volume 22, Number 31 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, November 9, 1917 Only 6 more issues of The Democrat be fore Christmas. pL rJLr q(q lJjl Cincinnati's "Sudden Discovery" of a 10,000 Error Fails to Save His Hide As Citizens Women Are Still Classed Below Boozers, Thugs and Undesirables in ' Oar Otherwise Great State COLUMBUS, November 8.-Despite the Cincinnati "error" that gave the wets ten thousand extra votes yesterday, the drys have nearly two thou sand majority to their credit and the wets may as well prepare to move on the time set for evacuation. The date of the execution will not be changed. THE VOTE For Prohibition . Against Prohibition . . . . Do you get that ? COX ORDERS INVESTIGATION 518,167 516,312 Calls In Head of State Election Ma chinery and Others and Advises Speedy Probe of Cincinnati Discrep ancyEven Granting Change In Hamilton County Figures, Drys Claim Small Majority. Columbus, Nov. 8. Late returns In dicate prohibition has won In Ohio. Despite an alleged miscalculation of 9,000 to 12,000 votes in Hamilton coun ty, the drys, giving their opponents ,the benefit of the extra votes, aie leading by 1,44; votes, with 35 pre cincts still out Giving Hamilton county the benefit of the "correction," 5.721 of the 5,766 precincts of the state allowed this re sult: For prohibition, 515,430; against, 512,984. A majority of the missing precincts returned dry majorities two and three years ago. With unofficial finals extremely close, it would not be Impossible fcr the official count to show the state wet. On the other hand, the dry ma jority might be increased. Even granting the change in Cin cinnati figures, James A. White, super intendent of the Anti-Saloon league, declared, the drys have won by a small majority. Without the alleged mistake the drys" would have been cer tain victors. While White would make no direct charge other than that the proposition looked "suspicious," other drys openly charged Hamilton county wets had attempted to count them out. Three different stories in regard to the miscalculation were current. One made a difference of 9,000, another of 10,000, still another 12,000, all in favor of the wets. Immediately upon hearing of th Cincinnati discrepancy, Governor Cox called Secretary of State Fulton, head of the election machinery of the state, and Assistant Secretary of State Gregory to his office and advised a speedy and thorough investigation. The governor told them the utmost vigilance and caution must be exer cised to assure the state an honest count on the election. Secretary of State Fulton immedl ately called on the Hamilton county board of elections for a citation of the facts, with explanation of how the mistake occurred and how discovered. At Mr. Fulton's office it was said the ' Cincinnati board reported there . was a mistake of exactly 12,000. The report was that, whereas, Hamilton county previously had announced 70, 420 wet votes, the correct figure was 82.420, giving the wets a 12,000 gain. The explanation to the secretary of state was that a mistake was one of accidentally putting the wrong figure on the telegram forwarding the first announcement of results. Dry leaders flocked to Cincinnati, where the Hamilton county returns will be officially counted today. . Whichever way the official count makes final results, dry or wet, the losing side can bring up the question again next year. Expectations are that this will be done. Suffrage, which in 1914 lost by 143,' 000, this time lost by perhaps 40,000, according to unofficial reports. WOMEN VOTE by School Bond Proposal Defeated Columbus Voters. Columbus, Nov. 7. This city defeat ed by a two and one-half to one vote the $3,500,000 school bond proposal, alijr; refused to approve Increases In tin, school and city tax levies. The city voted against prohibition by a margin narrower than two years ago and against suffrage. The Republicans elected their city ticket. The school board contest was wholly nonpartisan. Miss Kate M Lacey probably has been elected to membership in the board with tae largest plurality. She was supported by the various women's organizations of the city. H. L. Scarlett was elected city attorney, William M. Ginder, city auditor, and Jobn F. Seidel, municipal judge. All are Republicans. Women voted for the first time for candidates for city offices. Atherton's Son Elected. Newark, O., Nov. 8. H. A. Atherton, Democrat, son of ex-Mayor Herbert Atherton, who was removed by Gov ernor Harmon in 1310, was elected mayor of Newark over Elmer Jordan, business men's Independent candidate, by a plurality of about 350. David Murphy, Republican, was third on the ticket. Schrelber Wins. Toledo, Nov. 7. Cornell Schrelber, nonpartisan, was elected mayor over the Socialist candidate, Robert T. Ha worth. Schrelber's majority is est1 mate at a little more than 18,000. Davis Re-elected. Cleveland, Nov. 7. Returns indi cate tnat Mayor Harry L. Davis, Re publican candidate for mayor, has been re-elected by a plurality of 12, 000 votes. LICENSE DENIED ONE, ANOTHER GIERE ASKS IT Alexius Gicre has applied to the County Liquor License Board for a license to run a saloon at Coldwater, probably to take over the one recently run by Francis Oleru,, wh was denied a license becauea of sympathies with the German govern ment and abuse of the one under which he Is living. Whether te Giere applying for a license holds stmllar views is not publicly known, but it is not likely he will openly proclaim them if he does. Special Meeting Sunday The Presbyterian C. E. Society of Ce lina will hold a special meeting Sunday evening next at 6 o'clock, under the presidency of Miss Elma Mowery. Mem bers and friends are cordially welcomed to this meeting. KAtLLi waijin.uk., rresiueui. Cincinnati Dally Post and The Demo crat, both one year, $3.60. WATER WAGON PASSED US BY The dry and suffrage' vote in Mercer County is a little disappointing, but we believe in a few years from now those who voted no on these great questions of hu man advancement will be ashamed to tell their children of the event. Here is the way it was done: County C. E. Union The members and officers of the above Union will convene at the Ashley Hotel on Friday, the 16th, at 6:30 p.m., for supper and round table conference Business important. Kvery member of this executive board is expected to at' tend. G. W. HORN, Press. Supt. WEEKLY WAR REVIEW Prohibition Suffrage Yes No Yes No Burkettsville.... 16 22 11 22 Blackcreek 150 88 129 97 Butler 85 176 70 183 Center 190 4fi 170 63 Celina 1st ward. 105 58 87 79 Celina 2nd ward 80 87 60 102 Celina 3rd ward. 124 151 101 159 Celina 4th ward. 124 144 98 165 Chickasaw 9 91 10 87 Coldwater 79 263 55 268 Dublin East 70 17 55 32 Dublin North... 73 41 50 53 Dublin South.... 69 20 77 16 Franklin 81 85 56 103 Ft. Recovery N. 51 35 29 54 Ft. Recovery S. . 103 91 66 122 Gibson .... 65 93 49 101 Granville 83 275 15 268 Hopewell 168 62 134 79 Jefferson ' 166 86 125 103 Liberty 133 164 92 180 Marion East.... 8 168 4 168 Marion West.... 22 244 8 249 Mendon.. ....... 107 33 84 51 Montezuma 23 19 14 26 Recovery Tp.... 51 140 36 154 Rock ford 199 58 157 93 St. Henry . 17 105 12 97 Union 191 56 149 94 Washington N.. 94 75 70 95 Washington S... 66 69 54 77 Totals 2766 3058 2119 3444 PREPARING FOR THE INEVITABLE CINCINNATI, Nov. 8-Ohio to-day woke up (they still think they are Ohio) face to face with the extreme probabili ty that in less than two years it would be a drinkless and saloonless common wealth. The condition forced itself upon the citizens at midnight, when the prohibition voter, till then for many hours in a minority, took a lead in a state-wide . tabulation and in such strength as to make all but certain the success of the prohibition amendment which provides that the saloon shall be barred from Ohio after April 1, 1919. Cincinnati Dally Post and The Demo crat, both on year, (3.60. A feature of the week was the an nouncement by the Berlin war of fice of the retirement of Germans from points along the Chemln-des-Dames, on the Aisne front In France. Ber lln stated that "unnoticed and undis turbed by the enemy" the Teutons withdrew their lines from the hill front In Ebis region. It Is possible that the withdrawal of the Germans will compel also the falling back of the German forces In the turn of the battle line in this region running northward to St. Quentin, if, indeed, it does not affect the German posi tions as far north as Arras. The Italians armies succeeded in crossing the Tagliamento river and in throwing up defenses on the west side of the stream, with the Teutonic allies in possession of strong posi tions on the eastern bank. On the middle and lower sectors of the Tag liamento the Austro-German armies are In fighting contact with the Italians. Vienna announced that the sector east of the Tagliamento river has been cleared of Italians. More than 200,000 Italian soldiers were captured in the big Austro-German drive. , The entente allies are rushing troops and guns to the Italian war front. Premier Lloyd-George of Great Britain and Premier Painleve of France left for Italy on an Im portant mission. On the western front the French and British carried out minor opera tions for gains. Three American soldiers were killed, five wounded and twelve cap tured, when German troops stormed their trench on the French front. A heavy barrage by the Germans cutoff a section of the trench occupied by the Americans. This is the substance of General Pershing's report to the war department. In Palestine the British scored a distinct success in capturing Beer eheba. . Berlin announced on Nov. 5 that the Teutonic allies drove their way across the Tagliamento river and captured 6,000 prisoners. To the north, on the Italian left wing, intensive operations are being carried out by the Teutonic allies, the two maneuvers probably having as their objective the cutting off of the entire right wing of General Cadorna's army. The Anglo-French troops in Flan ders continue to carry out raiding operations successfully against the Germans and to bombard heavily the enemy positions at various points. Two additional defeats of the Otto man forces are recorded by the Brit ish in southern Palestine and by the Russians In the region of tha Black sea coast. North of Beersheba the British are pressing on with the defi nite object of the capture of the coast city of Gaza. The Italian armies are falling back through the plains of Venezia to a r.ew and shorter line of defense, Rome announced Nov. . They are being closely pressed' by the Teutonic forces. Cadorna Is expected to make a stand along the River Plave, east of Venice. British forces in Belgium captured the town of Passchendnele, five miles west of Rousts, v ,. THE GRIM REAPER A message was received yesterday morning by Dr. Frank Ayers of this city conveying intelligence of the sudden death of his brother, Chas. Ayers, at Mt. Vernon, O. Death was due to acute indigestion, and be survived but a couple of hours. The deceased was a former well known Celina boy, who left here about twenty-three years ago, taking up newspaper work at Mt. Vernon, Being at the time of his death managing editor of the Daily Republican news of that city. He was 44 years old and leaves a wife and two children. He is also sur vived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Ayers, and two brothers. Alex Slegrlst, of St. Henry, optrated upon for tumor of the liver on the 28th ult., by Dr. Beatly of Dayton, assisted by Drs. Biumm, of Coldwater, and Sullivan, of Burkettsville, survived the operation but a few days, passing away last Fri day. Mr. Slegrlst was well known In the south end of the county, and had been en gaged n the harness business at St. Hen ry for a number of years. He is surviv ed by a wife and two children. THREE WOMEN WANT KNOT CUT Three suits for divorce were filed last week by as many wives. Brutalty and downrght cussednesg are the averments In each cae. Each are burdened will) children. Daisy Fetters asks a divorce from her husband, Maoda Fetters, who she alleged has made her life a burden by abuse and vile language. She asks for the custody of their five-year-old child and reason able alimony for Its care. Alma Frewald, who asks a divorce from Henry Frewald, charges him with strik ing and kicking her when she was sick and unable to work. They have three children, ranging from 7 to 15 years. She claims her health is broken and Is will ing that they be given Into his custody f he furnishes them with a suitable home Ida Hellwarth (nee Varwig) seeks a divorce from Geo. Hellwarth after a brief married life. One pair of shoes for her self and me for ther baby and one sack of flour has been the limit of his exer tions toward furnishing them with the comforts of life, is the complaint she makes, and says, furthermore, since their marriage she worked in the fields and in order to help her lord furnish the staff of life. IN CUPID'S DOMAIN Herschel Jeffries, of Columbus, O and Miss Minnie Carpenter, a well known Hopewell township girl, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Carpenter, were quietly wedded at the residence of Rev. C. S. Johnson last Tuesday morning, that gentleman per forming the service. The bride was ac companied by her sister, Mrs. Daniel Weaver of this city, and the groom by a brother from Newark. Shortly after the ceremony the young eouple left for a short visit at Newark, after which they will be at home to their friends at Co lumbus, Ohio. Rudy Dues, of Blair, V. Va., and Mrs. Pearl Hamilon, of this city, were wedded last Saturday, 'Squire C. D. Rice per forming the ceremony. Mr. Dues Is a former Celina boy, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dues. The bride is a daughter of Air. and Mrs. A. TJ. Hainline, of Godfrey Heights. The yocng people left for Blair, Monday, where Mr. Dues is em ployed In the mining Industry. Miss Helen Elward and Urban Knaps chaefer ,of Coldwater were wedded at the Catholic church in this city last Monday, Rev Ernest Hefele performing the service. The young people were attended by Leo na Beckman and Leo Wourms. The wed. ding breakfastwa s served at the home of the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shuh, Suoth Sugar street. Shortly afterward Mr. and Mrs. Knapschaefer left for Cleveland, where they make a visit with the' bride's mother. On their return they will be at home to their friends at Coldwater. MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED Gilbert Amspaugh, 37, Lima, machinist, son of Chris. Amspaugh, and Myrtle B. Fast, 35, Hopewell tp., housekeeper, dau ghter of A. G. Fast. Rev. Snavely. Rudy Dues, 25, Blair, W. Va., miner, son of John Dues and Pearl Hamilton, 27, Celina, weaver, daughter of Ab. Hainline, D. Rice. Ray Hoenie, 20, Celina, crater, son of John Hoenie, and Alvaretta Brock, 18, Celina, housekeeper, daughter of Ora Brock. Urban Knapschaefer, 22, Coldwater la borer, son of Herman Knapschaefer, and Helen Elward, 20, Celina, stenographer, daughter of C. L. Elward. Rev. Ernest Hefele. Hershel A. Jeffries, 20, Columbus, draftsman, son of Wm. H. Jeffries and Minnie I. Carpenter, 21,, Hopewell tp., housekeeper, daughter of Wm. Carpenter. Rev. C. S. Johnson. Louis E. Sternberg, 28, Creston, Iowa, drainage contractor, son of Carl H. Stern berg end Ethel Louise Crampton, 27, Ce lina, housekeeper,, daughter of Ira E. Crampton. Dr. W. ,W. Lance. W. A. J. McDaniel, the South Main street furniture man, will soon have one of the neatest display windows for the exhibition of his goods to be found in town. The new front, recently put in by the E. E. Stephenson Lumber Co., adds remarkably to the appearance of his store building, and is a good busi ness investment besides. MEETING OF ROOP POST, G. A. R. Veteran F. B. Feeman announces there will be a meeting of Koop Post G. A. R. of this city to-morrow (Saturday), and ask for a full attendance of its members Important matters are o come up. LAD DIES FROM INJURIES Cligord Hlnton, the twelve-year-old son of Lewis Hinton, of Liberty toynshlp, who was kicked by a horse a few weeks ago died from his Injuries last Friday night. Funeral services were held last Monday at tho Liberty church. THREE DEMOCRATS FAILED TO REACH James K. Carlin, chief clerk of the State liquor license board, this week moved his household goods to Colum bus. His family will follow in a few days. Attorney John G. Romer and family have moved into the Carlin property. Teacher to Meet on 17th A meeting of the Mercer County Teachers' Association will be held in the High School auditorium in this city a week from to-morrow. Hon. O. T. Cor son, of Columbus, and Prof. Smyser, of Delaware, will be the instructors. Mrs. Arthur Andrews, of Coldwater, Route 1, was in town yesterday looking after some business affairs. There was a warm fight for city offices in Celina last Tuesday, but only three Republicans were able to break into good company, Duncan for Marshal and McKee and Gilberg for Council. The total vote for each candidate is shown below: For Mayor Scran ton, D 474 Rice, R. . . . 390 For Clerk ' Winter, D 688 For Treasurer Deitrick, D 587 Hendricks, R 267 For Marshal Fisher, D 360 Duncan, R 596 Board of Public Affair T. A. Weis, D 463 Arthur D. McDonald, D 389 Chas. Gray, D 352 Weber, R 319 McGee, R 293 For Council Evans, D 405 Morrow, D 438 Schunck, D 439 Simon, D 366 Beiersdorfer, D 324 Winklejohn, D 284 McKee, R 357 Gilberg, R 329 Monroe, R 327 Spieler, R -. 292 For Assessor First Ward W. H. Dibble Second Ward W. R. Coate Third Ward Andy Zender Fourth Ward Frank Betz Slusser, Staeger and Buck led in the fight for Township Trustees. A QUESTION FOR YOUTOANSWER We herewith present to you the sub scribers who have contributed the amount set opposite their respective name toward the support of the Mercer county Red Cross Chapter. The material which this mney Is buying is being used to make up the garments, sweaters socks, scarfs, convalescent capes, etc., which- are being sent to the boys at the front. If your name is not included In this list, why? Emmet Curtin, Lima $100 00 Ira E. Crampton 100 00 V. T. Palmer ' 100 00 Perry C. Miller 100 00 E. Ernsberger 100 00 A. Bowman 100 00 J. D. Johnson 100 00 E. J. Brookhart 100 00 Zura Riley 100 00 Oral Meyers 100 00 Mersman Bros.-Brandts Co 300 00 Lawrence Schunck 100 00 J. A. Romer CI 200 00 H. A. Miller 100 00 C. S. Younger 100 00 J. vV. Loree 100 00 A. M. Riley 100 00 Remaklus & Beckman 200 00 C. A. Stubbs 100 00 Mrs. S. A. Bowman 100 00 P. E. Kenney.. 100 00 Henry Lennortz 100 00 Otto Rentzsch 100 00 Lautlahn & Mesarvey 100 00 The Celina Stearic Acid Co; 200 00 J. B. Hattery and wife 100 00 C. D. Heirholzur 25 00 Tlllie Sacher 10 00 T. A. Wels 35 00 Casper Hemmert 10 00 Rev. W. W. Lance 25 00 Mrs. W. T. Palmer 25 00 Effle Hoel 10 00 Dr. Berry 30 00 F. C. Casteel, per month 5 00 James Spriggs 25 00 J. K. Mendenhall 2 50 Val Fortman 15 00 Dr. Brumm 25 00 W. F. Schunck 2 60 Ed Heirholzer 50 00 E. G. Ungerec 2 00 C. H. Howick 25 00 D. H. Miller 10 00 John Ppriggs 25 00 Frank Fischer 2 00 J. P. LcBlond 25 00 Leo Hierholzer 25 00 Newcomb Zimpfer 10 00 Herman F. Cron 50 00 Wm. Cron Sons Co 50 00 J. E. Hart t 00 (Centlnued en Klghth Paga) MRS. JAS. TAYLOR, AGED 83, PASSES Mr j. Lana Taylor, wife of the late James Taylor, one of the best known pio neer women of Celina, died after a brief Illness at the old home on West Fayette street, last Tuesday morning. Her pass ing leaves but few people of her time liv ing In Celina. Her huband. Dr. James Taylor, was probably th best known pio neer physician of Mercer county, who practiced his profession when the coun ty had but few roads, and they little more than calf paths. He passed away some sixteen years ago, being past four score years at the time of his death. The family of the deceased was a large one, but there are now but four child ren surviving Mrs. Flora Hole, of Mont ezuma; N. W. Taylor, of this city; Attor ney L. L. Taylor, of Union City, Ind., and Mrs. E. M. McFall, of Charleston, III. The deceased was 83 years of age. Funeral ervices will be held at the M. E. chur'.h at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Stuart Baumgartner officiating. DRINK CAUSES SAD MENTAL STATE Henry Fortman 37 years of age, of St Anthony, was brought before the Probate Court yesterday, after keeping the neigh borhood in an uproar while under the influence of liquor. Physicians making an examination of him in the probate court, stated that he was mentally un balanced from drink. Judge Younger ia contemplating sending the man to the sanitarium at Martinsville, to sober up, and where some of the Ore water will be soaked out of his system. Docs it seem possible that in another fifteen months, all we will have to do with such fellows as Henry to keep them from getting liquor Is to keep them inside the boundary lines of the good old state Ohio". KEEP HIM FIT TO FIGHT AND WIN 'Keep the American soldier fit to fight and help to win the war by makinyg clean envlornmcnt around all military camps," is the slogan on which is based the cam paign of the War Camp Community Ser vice. With the campaign plans well un der way and with the heart of the Amer ican people being aroused to the vital im. portancu of proper surroundings for the man now preparing to fight the battles of democracy, confidence wis expressed to lay by officials of the Service here as to the outcome of the work Although much service has already been furnished the men at the various camps by the people of the nearby cities and towns, a vast amount still remains to be don, it was pointed out here at the na tional headquarters of the Service. Many of tho smaller towns near training camps are ttxing themselves to the utmost to care properly for the men in camps, who many times outnumber the populations of the surrounding communities by three. or four times. Encouraging reports are being receiv ed from all parts of the county showing the spirit in which America is welcoming its army, and it is to encourage this spir. it and to aid the community in the great ask of providing all sorts of good, clean recreation for the men In training , that the war Camp Community Service has been established. Commanding army officers are approv ing this work and recognize that it will help to build up the morale, the fighting plrlt and the acturj miliary efficiency of the men. Not onl yare recreational facilities for the soldiers near as well as in the camps sought, but the demand for Y. M. C. A. workers in all the camps In the United States and in Belgium, Italy, Egypt and France is imperative. The International Y. M. C. A. seeks $35,000,000 for immediate army work and the War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities requires $4, 000,000 for community welfare. Both are combined in the campaign for $350,000 In this district. The district, with headquarters in the Y. M. C. A. at Dayton, comprises Mont gomery, Allen, Von Wert, Logan, Miami Shelby, Green, Darke, Kenton, Mercer, Union, Harding and Auglaize counties. . C. Haswell of Dayton is general chair man for the district. The campaign opens Sunday, November 11 and lasts one week in the effort to raise $360,000. Because of the urgency of the situation, half the amounts pledged are payable within 30 days after the pledges are signed, one-fourth are due January 1 and one-fourth are payable April 1. James Dibsdail, so seriously injured on the local aviation field about a month go, when hi sassoctate Fred Helm was fatally Injured, s so far Improved that e can be wheeled about the streets. It 111 probably be some time before ha will be able to walk.