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Mr. Merchant, probably you would like to do a UtttU Christmas business. Shop early will be your slogan. Why not start your advertising campaign earlier; it might' help.
R NA DEMOCRAT Only 4 more issues of The Democrat be fore Christmas. BtBblUh M., IMS. ' Ketml Mthe-Criiu. OhliM-HlH mcbS-1m mI suttat. Volume 22, Number 33 Carlin fit Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, November 23, 1917 Ifl CELI 13 aT President's Thanksgiving Proclamation President Wilson Issued his 1917 Thanksgiving proclamation, calling upon the nation, even in the midst of the sor rows and great peril of a world shaken by war, to thank God for blessing that are better than more peace of mind and pros perity of enterprise. The proclamation, fixing Thursday, No. vember 29. as Thanksgiving Day, follows It has been long the honored custom of our people to turn in the fruitful autumn of the year in praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for His many blessings and mercies to us as a nation. That custom we can follow now, even in the inldst of (he tragedy of a world shak 1 enby war and Immeasurable disaster, in . the midst of sorrow and great peril, be cause, even amidst the darkness that has gathered about us, we can see the great blessings God has bestowed upon us, blessings that are better than mere peace of mind and prosperity of enterprise. We bave been given the opportunity to serve mankind as we once served oursel ves In the great day of our Declaration of Independence, by taking up arms against a tyranny that treatened to master and debase men everywhere, and Joining with other free peoples in demanding for all the nations of the world what we then demanded and obtained for ourselves. World War Shows Unity of America In this day of revelation of our duty, not only to defend our own rights as a nation, but to defend also the rights of free men throughout the world there has THRIFT STAMPS TO HELP UNCLE Washington, Nob. 17. Mr., Mrs., Miss, or Master American Citizen, have you 25 cents T 'If so. Uncle Sam wants you to lend It to him to help whip the Huns. That is the meaning of one of the most '. gigantic financial plana ln the world which wll lbe launched on December 3, and extend over a year. The government has raised huge quan . titles of money ln two Liberty loans which appealed to every cltilzen who had $50 or $100 or more to spare. TO RAISE $2,000,000,000. The campaign to sell war savings cer tificates is designed to raise $2,000,000, 000 from people who did not feel they could afford $5 at a time; and yet are anxious to prove their Americanism. The method la simple; on and after December 3. at any postoffice, bank or trust company, and at many railroad offi ces, stores and factories, thrift stamps and war savings stamps will be on sale. ' Here Is how it works out: Little Mary Jones, milliner, wants to help her gov' ernment win the war. When she draws her week's wages she feels she can spare 26 cents. She goes to the postofflce and buys a thrift stamp. At the same time they give her a thrift card, which has spaces for 16 thrift stamps. 16 STAMPS TO A CARD She pasts her thrift stamp on the thrift card, and writes her name and address In Ink. Then, if she loses it, the lnder can drop It ln any letter box and the postofflce department will return It to her. As soon as fary has bought 16 thrift stamps, at 26 cents each, her thrift card Is filled. War savings stamps sell at different prices. During December, 1917, and Jan uary, 1918, they will sell at $4.12 each; ln .. February, 1918, at $4.13; In March at $4.14, and so on. Increasing regularly one 'cent each month. Now If Mary Jones completes her thrift card in March, 1918, she trades ti in to the government, glv ' lng with It 14 cents, and then becomes the ' owner of a war savings stamp. She gets with this a war savings certi ficate, which has spaces for 20 war sav ings stamps. If she buys Just one stamp at the end of five year January, 1923 Instead of getting back her original $4.14, she gets back from Unce Sam $5. FOUR PER CENT INTEREST 'In other words her money has paid her four per cent at compound interest. The moment Mary pastes her war sav' Ings stamp on the war savings certilflcate she has something that is safe from thieves or fire. She can take It to any postofflce and have ti registered in her name free of. charge. No one else can then cash In on It, and If It Is restroyed, upon proof, she gets a new one. Each person must regster his awn cer tificate. Married women must register in ithelr own names, thus not Mrs. John Jones but Mrs. Mary Jones. When a war savings certificate Is reg , .Istered It Is payable only to the owner, and at the postofflce where It was regis tered. If Mary Jones becomes hard up next . year and needs money, she can surrender her war savings certificate and get her money back, plus 3 ' per cent interest. .However, the government hopes every buysr will hold the certificates until they ' mature ln 1923. The price at which war savings stamps were to be sold was determined for each month by taking the number of dollars and cents which at 4 per cent Interest compounded quarterly, will on Jan. 1, 1923, equal $6. The 25-cent thrift ' stamps are green and little larger than a postage stamp. 'The war savings stamps, also green, are about four times the size of a pos tage stamp. On each side Is engraved a list of the months during which they will be sold, and the price during that month. As often as Mary Jones buys a war sav. ngs stamp she pastes this on her war savings certificate until she has 20. This fills the certificate and she then starts on another. Purchases are limited to $100 maximum at one time, and to $1000 to any one per son. If a person bought 20 war savings stamps next December or January he would pay $82.40 and get bask $100 on Jan. 1, 1923. making $17.60 interest. LOST Black Lynx Muc, in or near Ce ' Una. Finder pleas return to this office and receive reward. been vouchsafed us In full and inspiring measure the resolution and spirit of uni ted action. We have boon brought to one mind and purpose. A now vigor of common coun sel and common action has been revealed In us. We should especially thank God that In such circumstances, In the midst of the greatest enterprise the spirits of men have entered upon, we have. If we but observe a reasonable and practical econ omy, abundance with which to supply the needs of those associated with us, as well as our own. A new light shines about us. The grout duties of a new day awaken a new and national spirit In us. We shall nev- er again be divided or wonder what stuff we are made of. Common Justice In World Our Prayer And while we render thanks for these things, let us pray Almighty God that ln all humbleness of spirit we may look al ways to Him for guidance; that we may be kept constant in the spirit and pur pose of service; that by His grace our minds may be directed and our hands strengthened and that ln His good time liberty and security and peace and the comradshlp of a common Justice may be vouchsafed all the nations of the earth. Wherefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, Presi dent of the United States of America, do hereby designate Thursday, the 29th day of November next, as a day of Thanks giving and prayer, and Invite the people throughout the land to cease upon that day from their ordinary occupations and ln their several homes and places of wor. ship to render thanks to God, the great ruler of nations In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Unl ted States to be affixed. Done ln tho District of Columbia this 7th day of November in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sev enteen and of .the Independence of the Un'tod States of America the one hundred and fcrty-second. WOODROW WILSON. GENTLE SLAP ON WRIST FOR GIERES The action of the Mercer County Llq- our License Board ln denying a license to John Glere because he believes the President of the United States is of small caliber compared to Emperor William and tho German government perferable to that of the United States, and then turn around and grant It to a son, who un doubtedly shares the same views, comes very near being a disgusting performance. It's dollars to doughnuts that the Glere family have as much if not more con tempt for the president and this country now than when Glere was shooting off his mouth ln his wife's saloon. It needs something more than a dose of soothing syrup to turn a Prussian sympathizer in to an American citlizen, and the sooner that gets through the skull of officialdom the better for the country. We are will ing to admit it is a little difficult to get hold of the right kind of a man to take hold of a Job to make men drunk and help a lot of men rob their families of the comforts of life, but It would not cause Coldwater or any other town a great hardship if an occasional license was never granted. If there was no other recourse than the one the board took. It would have been better had they thrown up their Jobs. GRANGERS, TAKE NOTICE The next meeting of the Pomono Grange will be held at the Neptune Grange Hall, December 1st, and will be an all-day meeting with a basket dinner. All sub ordinate grangers are Invited to partlcl pate in the forenoon session and dinner, The afternoon session will be for Pomona members only. Anyone desiring to Join the Pomona grange, can do so at this meeting by presenting their application properly filled out by the subordinate grange of which he is a memrjer In good standing. Let all grangers demember this meeting, and plan your work, so as to atttnd and enjoy the day with your fellow grangers. PERSONAL Mrs. W. F. McDaniel, of Washington, D. C, arrived ln Celina, Saturday, called here by the serious Illness of her brother, O. Schuyler. Mrs. Walter Baker, of Parkersbug, W. Va., and Mrs. Wlllam AUer, of Toledo, are visiting their mother, Mrs. Minnie Stomen. Shell Burrls and wife of Gary, Indiana, and Mesdames Abe Burrls and Joseph Stetler were up ln Paulding county Tues day, the guesls of Robert Meade and fam ily. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McKay, Greens burg, Ind., are here for a visit with Mr. anl Mrs. L. P. RomeriU. Miss Lenora Stoner, a wel known Ft. Recovery girl, has taken a position here ln the local telephone exchange. Pern Robblns, of Wlnslow, Arizona, who has been ln the southwest for the past thirteen years, is home for a visit with brothers and sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Maffet and Lewis Colton were at Bradford Sunday, guests of James Goodnlck and wife. Ernest Brown, of this city has accept ed a position with the Pennsylvania rail road company at Dayton, and is making arrangements to move his family and his household ecects there. M. C. Dutton, of Casper, Wyoming, Is visiting ln Celina, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hale. Mrs. Arthur Dick ,of Cente township, who has been at the sick bed of her sis ter, Mrs. Samuel Stauberg, near Port land, returned home Monday. She reports her sister's condition unchanged. Arthur J. Stein, formerly of this city, but more recently of Akron,, where he .has Been ln the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, as assistant cashier, has resigned and moved to Cleveland,, where he is to be associated with the well known R. C- Barnum Company. Our facilities for examining and cor recting errors of refraction are the best. Wo spare no pains In making the exam ination. J. W. McKEE, Jeweler and op tometrist, 123 8. Main, Olnhausen'a old stand. We do eur own grinding. BYNG FIVE MILES THROUGH FAMOUS KINDENBERG LINE London, Not. 21. The village of Fon talno Notre Dame has been captured by the Rrltlsh In their new ocenslve, the war ofllce announces. It Is 2 miles south west of Cambral on the main road be tween Bapaume and Cambral Triumphant In their brilliant stroke against the Hlndenburg line, British troops are pushing on Cambral, now only three miles away. In two days the Brl tlsh have gained almost as much ground ln the first four months of the battle I " the Semme, As It was unlike any prevluos operation on the western front, so was the success of General Bfng's smash. Wlthoht ar tillery preparation and with only tanks to cut the wire entanglements, British Infantry tore such holes ln the German defenses that British cavalry Is now tak ing part In the drive toward Cambral and the Belgian border beyond. Surprised py the suddenness of the thrust Tuesday, the Germans fought back Wednesday, but the British pushed steady toward the Immediate goal. Nearly a score of towns and villages have been taken, and more than 8000 prisoners have been captured. The Ger mans have been driven from the high ground west, southwest and south of Cambral. This city, formerly German headquarters In the west zone. Is at the mercy of the British artillery. While the British attacked on a front of 32 miles, between St. Quenttn and the Scarpe, their main effort was on a II mlle front west and southwest of Cam bral, where an advance of more than fire miles has been made. Af Cantalng and Noyellos, the British are within three miles of Cambral, and on the south they are at Crevecourt, four miles away. The Scheldt canal has been gained, as have towns on the Scheldt or L'Lescaut river, whose valley extends northeast through Belgium to Antwerp. RED 'CROSS WORK GAINS MOMENTUM Last Sunday afternoon an initial Red Cross meeting was held at the school house at St. Rosa. Messrs. Hlerholzer, Chapman and Gast were present from Ce Una, and upon Introduction by Rev. Ra phael Schmaus Mr. Hlerholzer gave an excellent address on the Red Cross, its object and meaning. Mr. Chapman and Mr. Gast spoke on the orgnizatlon and cooperation of the society. After these addressee the St. Rosa Red Cross Chap ter was organized, and the election re sulted as follows: Chairman Fred I. Goettemoeller. Vice Chairman J. W. Kleinhenx. Treasurer Bernard Evers, sr. Secretary Miss Ollva Klelnhens Another meeting will be held soon to perfect the organization and upon the suggestion of Rep. Snhmauss the officers were instructed to secure the membership of all the people At tlie next meeting tne ladies are Kind ly asked to be present also- as there la good things that they can perfcrm. Ev erybody try and be there, A well attended meeting by men and women, for the purpose of organizing a Red Cross branch was held last Sunday at Chickasaw. The meeting was presid ed over 1 by Rev. Menges addressed by Hon. J. D. Johnson and Henry Lennarts, After due deliberation a great willing ness to organize was shown and the fol- lowing officers were elected President Wm. Myer, Vice president Bernard Desch. Secretary Marie Gast. Treasurer Albert Birkmyer. Quite a number enrolled as members and a large number expressed themselves willing to Join. The ladies present agreed to send a delegation to Celina and get Instructions and participate ln the Red Cross work, The meeting at St. Sebastian was for various reasons postponed until next Sun day. In going over the list below It will be seen that the county was pretty well or- ganied during the past week, in Red Cross work: Sunday afternoon John Desch, J. H. Winkeljohn, J. G. Romer and John W. Lorce organized a branch of the Red Cross at Wendelln and In the evening at Sharpsburg. The officers elected at the former place were: President, Henry Brunswick. Treasurer, B. A. Post. Secretary, John Koester. The officers elected at Sharpsburg were: President, J. P. Wourms. Treasurer, P. J. Schmltz. Secretary, Joe KUngshlrn. A branch was also organized at Cassel- la, Sunday afternoon by A. M. Riley, P. F. JDugan. John Hambuhger and W. T. Palmer. The officers tlected were as fol lows: Chairman, Leo Bertke. Vive rhairman, Frank Reichert. Treasurer, Fred Bertke. Secretary, Louise Huelsman. G. A. Boosz, Perry Baker, Lawrence Schunck and W. T. Palmer affected an organization at Macedon Sunday evening. The officers elected were as follows: Chairman, J. W. Greer. Vice chairman, C. S. Rleff. Treasurer, N. N, Runkle. Secretary, Myrtle Rabe. Ed Hlerholzer, R. H. Chapman and Jno. Gast organized a branch at St. Rosa. Officers: Chairman, Fred Gottemoeller. Vice chairman, John Klelnhens. Secretary, Ollva Kleinhenz. Treasurer, Ben Evers. St. John was next and officers elected were: Chairman, H. F. Forsthoefel. Vice chairman, J. Goecke. Secretary, Loretta Forsthoefel. Treasurer, Fred Heckman. St. Peter was next on the list, St. An thony, St. Joseph and Phllothea wound up a Sunday long to be -remembered In Red Cross circles of the county. Shop Early If you buy a Christmas present, Buy it now! If for prince or peasant, Buy it now! But it early in November, Or at least before December; You'll be glad it you remember Buy it now! While the counters stretch before you, Buyitnow! While there are no crowds to bore you, But it now! Buy before the air is stuffy, Buy before the urirls are huffy, Buy while things are fresh and fluffy- Buy it now! Tarry not until to-morrow, Buy it now! Even though you have to borrow, Buy it nowl Put a conscience, if you please, on Buy it now! OFFICIAL COUNT ON TWO ISSUES Complete official figures from every county received by the secretary of state show that wets won the recent state-wldo prohibition election ln Ohio by a majority of 1,137 votes. The total vote for prohi bition amendment was 622.590 and the to. tal vote against It was 623,727. In 1915, the last issue was voted on, the wets won by a majority of approximately 55,- 000 votes. The referendum which would have glv en Ohio women the right to vote for pres ident was defeated by a majority of 144, 806, the secretary of state announced. Suffrage was last defeated In 1914 by a majority of 182,905. The total vote for suffrage was 420,166 and the total vote against was 564,972. EVIDENCE THAT THE HUNTING SEASON IS ON Nathan Shepperd, an employe of the Rlngling railroad here, was the first vic tim of the hunting season, and as a re sult Is laid up with a most distressing wound. Last Friday while on his way home from the neighborhood of Montezu ma his gun slipped from his shoulder and was accidentally discharged, the contents of the load lnolctlng an exceedingly ser ious wound, one of his heels being lacer ated ln a frightful manner. He was brought to town and taken to the Otis Hospital where the Injured member re ceived attention. Otis Cofflt, the well known automobile and vehicle painter, will remember his hunting experience last week. While hunt'ng rabbits last Frlray, a hunter in letting loose at a bunny, got too close to Otis for comfort, and several shot were deflected sufficiently to Inflict slight wounds. One shot was Imbedded ln his forehead directly between the eyes. Friends ln this city have received In formation of the arrival of a little boy ln the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krufe, of Toledo. Mrs. Krufe was a former well known Celina girl, Miss Lucille Brownlie. GOOD PROGRAM ENIOYED BY COUNTY TEACHERS By Clara Penn, Secretary The Mercer County Teacher's Associa tion assembled ln the Celina high school auditorium November 17. President Cotterman called the meeting to order. After music by the high school band led by Arthur Helsser an address "Ten- dene'es ln Modern English Writers" by E. Smyser of O. W. U., at Delaware. The writers of the wonderful Victorian Age are indifferent to the advance of in ventions and other developments and set. their Ideals and thoughts ln past sur roundings only occasionally de we hear In them me voice of future achievements. Unlike their English brothers our Amer ican writers did not go back to classics ln art an dllterature but pictured the in dustrial and social life of their own day. This is the tendency of both EngliBh and American writers of today. H. G. Welsh uses present day equip ment. He reflects on the past ana inter prets modern life. Bernard Shaw dramatizes present day evils indicting things that as yet have not agitated our consriences. The period of doubt which came out of the ictorlan age Is past and this Is a aay of faith. A faith which Is putting away the Intellectual side and stressing the practical side of religion. I It is a day of Democracy. We see It In politics, art and Industry and social and moral ideals. Our literature is full of calls to obed ience of law In our present day industrial and social Ufa exalting the scientific truth faith and freedom of personality. After a short Intermission O. T. Corson addressed the teachers on "The largest factor ln srhool Improvement.1 Schools are already doing good work but we are not satisfied with present at tainments anymore than the business world Is satisfied with its attainment. We progress through legislation courses I of study individual teachers and interest ln education. But the greatest factor Is I great personality. A great personality makes a great teacher and a great teacher makes a great school. I The meeting was adjourned to meet at I one o'clock. The afternoon session was opened by music by the band. The teachers very moch appreciated the services of the band I cum and two sisters Mrs. S. F. How and commended the boys for their ecort. I lck and Mrs. Wm. Mosler, also survive Due to the illness of Professor Kohler, the band was led by Arthur Helsser. President Cotterman made a few an nouncements and then O. T. Corson spoke on the "Cultivation of Personality." The cultivation of self respect, self control and self fprgerfulness Is essential to me development of a strong personality. A few minutes Intermission was given and the teachers were again taken to the field of literature by Professor Smyser. Kipling has had perhaps more to do than any other writer with Influencing present political, social and religious ideals. Prof. Smyser's acocunt of Kipling's life and works was Tery Interesting and in- structlve. The meeting adjourned to meet at the call of the executive committee. ARTHUR HANSEL STATE CHANPION Twelve thousand Buckeye lads and las sies between 10 and 20 years of age pro duced $300,000 worth of clothing and food stuffs the past summer. They weer en rolled ln clubs conducted co-operatively by the Ohio State University and the Un- Ited States Department of Agriculture. Three thousand acres of corn were rais ed, valued at over $200,000. Approximate ly $45,000 worth of pork was produced, 15,000 quarts of fruits and vegetables have been canned, 10,600 glasses of Jelly have been made, and tons of bread have been baked. In addition, hundreis of school dresses and other useful articles have been made. All of this, however, Is but a means to an end. The real pur pose Is educational. The youngsters are " Cub, where possible, and are offered monthly lessons by the Agrl cultural College Extension Service. Visits are also made by representatives of the college. Following Is a list of the state cham pionships that hare been awarded up to date: Pig raising Arthur Hansel, Celina, The pig gained an average of 2.03 pounds a day for 85 days at a cost of 7.3 cents. Food production Catherine Fitzgerald, London. Clothing Florence Strother, enedocla. Poultry Florence Fcmbert, Ottawa. potato Harry orster, uerea. On a tenth acre patch, 33.51 bushels of potatoes wereralsed. Garden Raymond Hanallk, South Eu clld. On a patch 33 feet square $46.45 worth of garden truck was raised. Stock Judging Raymond Carson, Plain City. Now that the work for the season Is practically over, the rewards to 600 of the winners of the tour through the East Is attracting much attenton. About 1000 persons, Including 500 friends of the win ners, will go on the tour. Stops will be made at Pittsburgh, at Washington and New York. At Wash ing visits will be made to prominent pub lie buildings. Mount ernon, Arlington na tlonal cemetery and Fort Myer. Aside from visits to points of educa tlonal interests ln New Tork, a cruise of New York harbor will be taken, affording an excellent opportunity to see war time ocean traffic. Addresses will be given by President Wilson, Herbert Hoover, national food administrator. Secretaries Baker and Houston of the war and agricultural de partments, Senators Harding and Pome rene. Governor Cox, John arrett, director general of the Pan American Union, May or John Purroy Mitchell of New York Ci ty ,a well as other pobllc men of promi nence. SOCIAL GOSSIP Miss Gerome Grothjan and Miss Claudie Keney entertained last Friday evening in honor of Miss Florence Hattery, daugh ter of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Hattery, who on Wednesday became the bride of Grover Kenney, the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Kenney. The affair occurred at the Ken ney home, on North Main street, and was confined to the Intimate friends of Miss Hattery. Mr. and Mrs. Lothar Schlosser enter tained with a family dinner Sunday, when nineteen pairs of feet were stuck under the Schlosser mahogany. Thos to enjoy their hospitality were Joseph Krau- delt and wife, Clara Kraudelt, Wm. Spiel. er and family, Frank Zender and family, and Joe Schmalstlg and family of St. Henry. The M. E. aid society of St. Paul's church will meet this afternoon with Mes. dames J. E. Ernsberger, Chas. Howard and J. E. Raudabaugh as hostesses. THE GRIM REAPER Arch Good, a well known young Hope well township man died last Friday morn ing at hi3 home there. His wife survives him. Death was due to tuberculosis. Funeral services wede held at Pleasant View church last Sunday. Burial at Swamp cemetery. Mrs. Anna Houser, a former well known Celina lady, wife of tho late ex sheriff Geo. Houser, passed away at the Odd Fellows home at Springfield, this state, last Saturday night. She had been an inmate of the home there for several years. She Is survived by three sons John, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Frank, and Ode, cf this city. Her remains were brought to this city last Tuesday and laid to rest beside her husband, her burial being un der the auspices of the Daughters of Re- bekah of this city, of which she was long a member. Samuel Lelninger, of Liberty township. aged 60, died at his home in that town ship last Monday. Death was due to par alysis, from which he suffered the past year. Last Thursday he suffered another stroke, with the result as stated. The deceased Is survlvedb y his wife and five children Mrs. Harvey Fennlg, of Spring field, Otto, Mildred, Susanna and John. Funeral services were conducted oy the Rev. Richardson. Burial at State Line cemetery. Elra A. Yocum, of Lima, a former resl dent of Mendon, died at the Grant Hos pltal at Columbus, last Monday, follow- lng an operation for an Intestinal disar- rangement. The deceased was born in this county, August 16, 1867. In 1897 he was married to Miss Louella Heath, who survives him. A brother Emerson Yo- him. Funeral services were held yester day at St. Marys. The funeral of Mrs. Theresa Fortkamp, of St. Rosa, who died at her home there on the 14th Inst., took place at her home last Saturday. The venerable woman was born near St. Rosa In 1837, when the county was still a wilderness, and was probably one of the best known pioneer women of the south end of the rounty. The dereascd's maiden name was Post. She was married twice, her first husband, Henry Leugers, passing away ln 1863. Shortly after she married Herman Fort- kamp. who died about eleven years ago. She is survived by five children Bernard, Herman, John and Frank and Mrs. Math- ew Bomholt. Devil Abdicates Hy Louis Syberkrop, of Creston, Iowa "The Infernal Region, June 28, 1917. "To Wllhelm von Holnniolleru, king of I'russla, emperor of all Germany and envoy extraordinary of Almighty God "My Dear Wllhelm "I can cull you by that familiar name for I have always been very close to you, much closer than you could ever know, "From the time you were yet an un developed being in your mother's womb huve shaped your destiny for my own purpose. "In the days of Rome I created a rough nerk known ln history as Nero; he was a vulgar character and suited mv our. pose at that particular time. In these modem days a classic demon nd efficient super-crinilnul was needed and as I know tho Hohenzollern blood I picked you as my vpeclal Instrument to place on earth an annex of helL I gave you abnormal ambition, likewise on over-supply of ego tlsm that you might not discover your own fallings; I twisted your mind to that of a mid man with certain normal ten dencles to carry you by, a most danger ous charucter placed ln power; I gave you tne power of a hyponotlst and a certain magnetic force that you might sway the people. I am responsible for the deform ed arm that hangs helpless on your left, for your crippled condition embitters your life and destroys all noble impulses that might otherwise cause me anxiety, but jour strong sword arm Is driven by your ambition that squelches all sentiment and pity; I placed In your soul a deep hatred for all things English, for of all nations on earth I hate English most: whenever England plants her flag she brings orders out of chaos and the hated cross follows the union Jack; under her rule wild tribes become tillers of the soil and in due time practical citizens; she is the great civlll zer of the globe and I HATE HER. I planted In your soul a cruel hatred for your mother because SHE was English and left my good friend Bismarck to fan the flame I had kindled. Recent history proves how well our work has been done. It broke your royal mother's heart, but I gained my purpose. 'The Inherited disease of the Hohen- zellerns killed your father Just as it will kill you, and you became the ruler of Ger many and a tool of mine sooner than I expected. Three Evil Spirits "To assist you and farther hasten my work I sent you three evil spirits, Neltz sche, Treltschke and later Bernhardl whose teachings Inflamed the youths of Germany, who in good time would be will- ing and loyal subjects and eager to spill their blood and pull your chestnuts, yours and mine; the spell has been perfect you cast your ambitious eyes toward the Medlterranea- Egypt, India and the Dardanelles and you began your railway to Bagdad, but the ambitious wife stood ln your way. It was then that I rowed the seed in your heart that blossomed In to the assassination of the duke and his wife, and all hell smiled when it saw how cleverly you saddled the crime onto Ser- via. I saw you set sail for the fjords of Norway and I knew you would prove an alibi. How cleverly done, so much like your noble grandfather who also secur ed an asslssian to remove old King Fred erick of Denmark, and later robbed that country of two provinces that gave Ger- many an opportunity to become a naval power. Murder Is dirty work, but it takes a Hohenzollern to make way and get by. Some Matter Strokes "Your epportunity was at hand; you EVANGELICAL S.S. RALLY SUNDAY The Sunday school of the Evangelical church will observe Rally Day next Sun day. Preparations are being made for quite an extensive program both morning and evening. The program will consist of instrumental and vocal music, recita tions, and short addresses by practical Sundy school workers. It is expected , that the attendance wll lbe a record breaker, exceeding all former occasions of a similar kind ln point of attendance. An invitation is extended to everybody both ln the city and country to attend and to enjoy the day with us. Come and welcome. MORNING PROGRAM Sunday school session limited to 40 minutes. Song by the school. An exercise Rose Circle class. Song Primary Department. Address, "The Pioneer Sunday School" Mr. Fred Stedcke. Piano Solo Miss Luclle Stedcke. Recitation Miss Ulala Smith. Duet Misses Ruth and Vera Smith. Recitation Dillon Stedcke. Remarks The Pastor. Offering. Benediction Rev. Chaney. EVENING PROGRAM Selection DeYoung Orchestra. Song Congregation. Prayer Rev. F. J. Stedcke. Song Congregation. Recitation Dorothy Browns. Special Music Girls' Chorus. Address "The Moral Slacker" Prof. VanDusen. Vocal Solo Mildred Ladd. Recitation Louisa Runyan. Recitation Fern Grimm. Instrumental Selection Roxie Rlgley. Address Attorney Carol Stubbs. Selection DeYoung Orchestra. Remarks The Pastor. Selection Men's Chorus. Benediction. Garfield Doner, of Washington town- sh'p was ln town the first of the week arranging for bills for a public sale he will have on Thursday, December 6. Mr. Donor expects to go Into the U. S. Signal service. The elder Doners seen service during the Civil War and an uncle of his lost his life at the close of the conflict on the Sultana, blown upon the Mississippi, near Memphis. ' NEW MEMBERS FOR NO. 2100 James Andrews and Forest Adams were initiated as members of Unity Grange No. 2100, last Friday night, with the usual interesting ceremonies of the order, which u-ntt followed with nn nnimHtlnff lunrh Tn8 organization continues to grow In a most satisfactory manner. Miss Addle Johnson, who has been spending a few days with, her mother, Mrs. L. N. Johnson, ln this oity, return ed to Lima, Monday, the Throne for Bill set the world on fire and bells of hell were ringing; your rape on Belgium caus ed much Joy, It was the beginning, the foundation of a perfect hell on earth, the destruction of noble cathedrals and other infinite works or art was hailed with Joy In the Infernal regions. You made war on friends and fou alike and the murder of civilians showed my teachings had borne fruit. Your treachery toward neu tral nations hastened the universal up heaval, the thing I most desired. Your undersea warfare is a master stroke, from the smallest mackerel pot to the great Lusitaniu you show no favorites; as a war lord you stand supreme, for you have no mercy; you have no consideration for the baby clinging to its mother's breast ae they both go down Into the deep togeth er, only to be torn apart and lelsurly de voured by sharks down among the corals. I have strolled over the battlefields of Belgium and France. I have seen your hand of destruction everywhere; It's all your work superfied that I made you; I have seen the fields of Poland; now a wil derness fit for prowling beasts only; no merry children ln Poland now; they all succumbed to frost and starvation. I drifted down into Gallcla, where formerly Jews and Gentiles lived happily together. I found but ruins and ashes, I felt a cur ious pride ln my pupil, for It was all above my expectation. I was ln Belgium when you drove the peaceful population before ou like cattle Into slavery; you eeperat- d man and wife and forced tbem to hard labor ln the trenches. I have seen the most fiendish rape committed on young women and those who were forced Into maternity were cursing the father of their offspring, and I began to doubt If my own inferao was really up to date. Hailed Ae Wonder You have taken millions of dollars from Innocent victims and called It In demnity; you have lived fat on the lane you usurped and sent the real owners away to starvation. You have strayed way from all legalized war methods and introduced a code of your own. You have killed and robbed the people of friendly nations and destroyed their property. You are a liar, a hypocrate and a bluest of the highest magnitude. You are a part of mine, and yet you pose as a personal friend of God. Ah, Wllhelm, you are a onder. You wantomly destroy all things in your path and leave nothing for coming generations. 'I was amazed when I saw you form a partnership with the Impossible Turk, the chronic killer of Christians, and you a devout worshipper in the Lutheran church. I confess, Wllhelm, you are puzzle at times. A Mohammedan army, commanded by German officers, assisting one another ln massacrelng Christians Is a new line of warfare. When a Prussian officer can witness a nude woman being disemboweled by a swarthy Turk, com mitting a double murder with one cut of his sabre, and calmly stand by and see a houseful of Innocent Armenians locked up ln a house saturated with oil and fired, then my teachings did not stop with you. but have been extended to the whole Ger man nation. I confess my Satanic soul grew sick and there and then I knew the pupil had become the master. I am a back number, and my dear Wllhelm, I abdicate ln your favor. The great key of hell will be turned over to you. The gavel that has struck the doom of damned souls since time began Is yours. I am satisfied with what I have done; that my abdica tion in your favor is for the Tery best Interests of hell ln the future I am ln your majesty's service. Affectionately and sincerely, "LUCIFER H. SATAN." IN CUPID'S DOMAIN Grover John Kenney, of Chicago, and Miss Florence Adele Hattery, of this city, were wedded at the Catholic church here, Wednesday morning. Rev. Joseph Schmidt, of Cuxdnnatl, performing the ceremony. The groom is a eon of Attor ney and Mrs. P. E. Kenney and the bride a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Hattery. The parents and near relatives were wit nesses of the nuptial mass. Miss Claudia Kenney, a sister of the groom, and Frank Kloeb. a boyhood friend of the young couple, wore the attendants. After the ceremony, the parents and intimate friends of the bride and groom were con veyed to the Hattery home, where the wedding breakfast was served. Shortly after breakfast Mr. and Mrs. Kenney left for Chicago, where Mr. Kenney is a sales manager with the Rosenwald Well Co., and where they will make the'r future home. Intimate friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jos eph Kriegel, Dayton, received announce ments a few days since of the aproachlng marriage of their daughter. Miss Rose, to Albert B. Drummer, which takes place at St. Anthony's church, in Dayton, next Monday. The Kriegel's moved to the Gem City a year or two since, and are well remembered by most of our cltlsene. who wish their daughter all the happiness that married life can bring. Marriage Licenses Iseaed Grover C. C. Selbert, 81, Hopewell township, farmer, son of John H. Selbert, and Lizlze W. Luth, 28, Hopewell town ship, housekeeper, daughter of Joachim Luth. Rev. Reitz. Zura Spriggs, 22, Washington township, farmer, son of Daniel Sprlggs, and Lily Rabe, 20, Washington township, house keeper, daughter of Chas. Rabe. Rev. Reltz. Geo. Lacy, of Montezuma, who was among our business callers Tuesday, is making preparations for a public sale of his personal property, and says he will hold a sale some time next month. He thinks of locating ln Lima. Hugh Stephenson, a well known Celina boy, a son of E. E. Stephenson, the lum ber man, Is winning his way ln the army at Camp Sheridan, having recently bee promoted to the second lieutenancy in the 146th Infantry. Hcgh is a fine chap and one the army won't spoil. The Democrat, along with his fdlends here, congratulate him on his promotion. The annual meeting of the Ohio fair circuit will be held at Mansleld next Mon day and Tuesday. Put Sandlea, of Otta wa, and Adam Schaffer, of Wapekoneta, are Fresldent and Secretary, respectively, of the organization. John Downey and wife have been en tertaining a new girl at their home since the fifteenth. She has vecome a perma nent fixture as well as a pride and Joy, Luc to all concerned.