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... ..MY THE NA DEMOCRAT Only 3 more issues of The Democrat be fore Christmas. EiUblUh.4 Mill, ill! Balm the Cll. f)ite..w-MlM 4 mcm4-Um sI1 utw. Vbume 22, Number 34 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, November 30, 1917 CELI 3 NAVY TO OPERATE1 MERCHANTMEN Will Safeguard American Ships Traversing "Sob" Zone. PRICI UP, BUT WORTH IT RESERVES TO MAN YESSELS Present Officers and Men of the Mer. chant Fleet Will Be Enllated In the Service Shipping Board With draws Ita Objection to Naval Crews on Merchantmen Problem of Pay For the Men 8olved. Washington. Nov. 29. To safe guard vessels traversing the aubnuv rlne tone, the government plana naval operation of all American mer chant ships engaged In the transat lantic service. The plan Is to operate the ships with naval reserves, enlisting Into the service the present officers and men of the merchant fleet. Those who do not wish to enlist would be shift ed to the South American and Pacific trades. Naval operation of the merchant fleet has been talked of ever since the United States went to war, but heretofore the shipping board has ob jected to naval crews for any vessels other than transports. Officials of the board, however, finally have been won over and at a conference with war and navy officials they indorsed the plan as the best method of get ting and keeping trained and dis ciplined crews. A greater part of the American merchant marine already Is engaged in overseas service and virtually all: of the new ships coming from tho ways will be put into the trade. It is estimated that some 15,000 merchant ship officers and seamen will be tak en Into the naval reserve service. The problem of pay for both offi cers and men has been solved by an arrangement under which owners of vessels would make up the difference between the navy pay and the prea ent wage rate. An enlisted man in the naval reserve Is paid about one third of what ordinary seamen in the merchant service now are drawing, Merchant fleet officers also are paid now more than are naval officers In the lower commissioned grades. The Public, a weekly journal of fun dumental democracy founded twenty yearn ago by LouU F. Pont, now assist ant lecretury of labor at Washington, announce! that beginning January 1 IU tte will be increused onethlrd and the subscription price Increased from 11 to 12 a year. The Public ha been one of tbe few strong JournuU that have whole liuarlidly supported the Government In Hh war policy without compromising In the slightest degree with those "enemies within" represented by social and eco nomic Injustice. It U steadily growing in inlluunce, and ts editorial and special ar telus furnish an excellent led for liberal thinking In lhne critical times. WEEKLY WAR REVIEW FINE RESULTS OF RED CROSS DRIVE The Red Cross drive last Sunday was rich with results. Not 'only were good meetings reported, but financial results were encouraging. Rockford and Dublin township, Mendon and Monteiuma were the high spots. Dublin came forward with 2,000 and Rockford with $1400, Mendon reported $800, Monteiuma 1321.50, Neptune $185, and Bethel 180. At other places organizations were effected, and in these instances the work or ruining funds were left In their hands. The Celina Red Cross committee, com posed of Messrs. John Gast, Albert Mera- mitn and Mark Beckman, who participa ted in the bgi county Red Cross drive lat Sunday, were able to make a splendid rtpoit of the section of Liberty township attuned to them. At their meeting at the M. E. church at Chattanooga a com m'ttte of the con;;r. action Mrs. McDou' gal, Meda Kuhn and Floyd Vining were apci:ited as solicitors and intend to make a goopd showing. Later the Celina con tingent attended a life meeting at the Evangelical church, east of Chattanooga, presided over by Rev. Samuel Egger Hero a aolociting cmmlttee was also ap pointed John Deltsch, Adam Fisher, Lewis Egger, Lewis Baker and Jacob Gehm who secured $220 right off the reel and will be heard from further along. At the Lutheran church at Chattanooga the committe found a fine crowd, and a so liciting committee composed of Jacob Betzel, Lee Merkle, Christ Eichler and BntuA and German troops are fighting In France for the eoaeesslon of Cambrai, with its network of rail roads and highways leading m all dl rectlons. After hard fighting the British succeeded in capturing Bour- lon and the greater part of the Bour Ion wood, west of Cambrai, giving them a dominating position over Cam oral and the surrounding country Germans under the crown prince are endeavoring to recover ground lost northwest of Rhetms last week Several attacks were delivered against the French line, but all were repulsed. In the Verdun sector the Germans had no better success. In the Italian theater the troops of General Dlas are more than holding their own against the savage attacks of the Austro-Gennans from the re gions of Lake Garda eastward to the upper reaches of the Plave river. After last week's severe repulses with heavy casualties, the Invaders have switched their main offensive' to the Asiago plateau sector, but here also they have been held by the Ital ians. The British in their big drive last week attacked over a front of 32 miles, extending from the 8carpe river, east of Arras, to St Quentln, Field Marshal Haig, with hie English. Scotch, Irish and Welsh troops, made one of the most rapid and epect&clar drives of the present war, catching the Germans completely by surprise In the onslaught, captured numerous positions, which were regarded as Im pregnable and taking In addition 10, 000 prisoners, including 200 officers. and numerous guns. Tanks and cav alry aided In the attack. British cas ualties were light. German positions were penetrated to a depth of from two to five miles. In Palestine the British are closing in on Jerusalem, their official state ments claiming added Interest be cause of their increasingly frequent mention of Biblical names. The site of the ancient Mizpah, some eight miles west of Jerusalem, was carried by storm. Northwest of the city the British were still closer, but their mounted troops near Belt Unia in this sector were forced back a short AMONG OUR SOLDIER LADS Mercer County boys In the selective army and those who joined the national guard are receiving recognition. We no, that Private Joseph Fisher, -with Co. K. Ft. Sheridan, has been made a corporal, At Camp Sherman there hare veen many promotions for the boys. Corporals Wm, D. Stoner and Joe Myers to Sergeants, and privates James Dutton, Wm. C. WaL ter, Eugene Heckler, Julius Birkmeyer, Roma Guggenbiller and Andrew F. Hlnkle to Corporals. Merle Langel, son of Dr. and Mrs. R. P. Langel, who has been at the officers training camt at Plattsbui'K, N. T., has been made a first lieutenant. Robert Touelle, sen of exCongr.s.nan and jJrs. W. E. Tw-Velle, and ernon Vining, the eldest son of the late S. J. V'nlng, who havt been in the officers training camp at Ft. Perjaman Harrison, have also Iten promoted to first lieutenancies. Chas. Hitchens and Bert Fry, soldier lads of Camp Sherman, paid a visit to home folks here last Sunday. The boys are sure looking fine, and they were warmly greeted by their friends about town, and we suppose they didn't think they had so many. Joe Pflster and Al Harting, Camp Sher man soldier lads, spent Sunday In Celina. The former visited his parents, Pius Pflster and wife, southwest of town, and the latter paid a visit tp relatives and friends. Albert Behm and Ed Wler were also home Sunday visiting their parents. The boys ail look fine and fit. Lieutenant C. J. Schlrack, who has been In the medical officer's training camD at Fort Benjamin Harrison for some time has been transfered to the Sienal - Corns Concentration Depot at Garden City, L. I., New York. A letter from him states he Is pleased with his new location and says he s another step nearer the "big excitement." Coldwater Chronlcje. Dr. John Johnson, eldest son of Mrs. L. N. Johnson, who has been in training at Camp Benjamin Harrison, has been as signed to Aviation . Corps duty at Port land, Oregon. Dan1 McKirnan, Camp Sherman, was home over Thanksgiving for a visit with his wife and relatives. Reed Beauchamp; In service at Camp Sherman, has been transferred from the 308th Division Supply Train to the 42nd Motor Truck Co. DENIED LICENSE STEALING COAL Pleading guilty to stealing coal a few weeks ago resulted In Saloon-keeper Os car Green being refused a renewal of his license at a meeting of the county liquor license poard last Saturday. He has made an aypeal to tho State board In the hope of hanging on to his job. Why not try to Induce the board to give the license to some other member of the family, Os car? Worked alright at Coldwater. Otto Groth, Lewis Bollenbacher, Philip Kable and Wm. Maurer. They will be heard from. Geo. Becher was apoptnted. Members of St. Paul's church were aiBo present, and distance by a strong Turkish counter they selected a Committee composed of attack. Several thousand Tiirlr. were made prisoner in the British drive up the Medlterranena coast. The Bolshevik!, or radical Social- lsts, who now control the government at Fetrograd. have made a ETODosa". 10 we Teutonic powers for an armis tice. At the same time Nikola Le- nlne, leader of the Bolshevik! ordered a reduction In the Russian army. Leon Trotzky, the foreign minister, in an Interview, announces that fje Bolshevlkl are against a separate peace with Germany, but desire a unt FATALLY INJURED BY HIS RUNAWAY TEAM CORRECTION BETTER LATE THAN NEVER In announcing the chicken and rabbit supper under the auspices of Unity Orange lust night, It was made to appear that the grange prtlclpted In the pro ceeds resulting therefrom. The fact Is all was Intended for the Red Cross fund WAR FUNERAL OF FIRST FALLEN PRIVATE8 CRESHAM, ENRIGHT AND HAY LAID TO RE8T WITH MILI TARY HONORS IN FRANCE Put Sandles, In Ottawa Sentinel On November 8, in Washington, the ed itor of the Sentinel, while In the office cf the Secretary of War Baker, learned of tho war funeral of our first fallen he roes In France. The next morning the VVashnigton Post printed the following story which should be read in every School, church and lodge room: With the American Army in France, Wednesday, Nov. 7 (delayed). The first three American soldiers killed In the trenches In France tonight are sleeping in French soil, honored by the American army and the people and army of France. Their burial took place yesterday. With a guard of French infantrymtn in their plctcrsque uniforms of red and horizon blue standing on one side and a detachment of American soldiers on the other the flag wrapped caskets were low ered in the grave as a bugler blew taps and the batteries at the front fired mln uto guns. As the minute guns went oc th'i French officer commanding the dlv ision In this section paid tribute to the fallen Americans. His words, which were punctuated by the roar of the guns and the whistle of shells, touched both the French and Americans. In conclusion the French officer sad: J. 0. SCHUYLER JOINS SILENT MAJORITY In the passing of James O. Schuyler lust Sunday night, Celina loses another well known pioneer cltlsun. While prac tli'lilly an invalid for a number of years, his death was hastened by injuries sus tained by a full about a month ago. Since that time until his demise .life was held by a slender thread, and his children and sisters were made cognisant of that fact, Mr. Schuyler was born at Attica, this state, seventy-two years ago. At the age of 16 he came to this county with b's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Schuyler, the latter one of the best known pioneer civil engineers of the county. In his early business life Mr. Schuyler was engaged in the harness business and later established the meat market that now bears bis name. The deceased Is survived by his wife and two sons John B .Schuyler, of this city, and Samuel Schuyler, of Cincinnati -and two sisters Mrs. W. F. McDanlcl, of Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Lydla Wil Mums, of Columbia City, Ind. Funeral services were held from the home last Tuesday, Dr. Lance officiating. His remains were taken to Wapakoneta for temporary Interment DANGEROUS. TO SHIP SOFT CORN Washington. D. C The United States Department of Agriculture has bean ad vised that a large amount of soft corn arriving at large grain markets In the .Middle West Is In danger of spoiling, Owing to congestion of terminals at theae points, railroads are unable to deliver the coin promptly to drying plants where It can receive proper care. This corn Is es pecially liable to get out of condition while being held on trade during warm weather. In order to prevent the spoilage of such corn It Is recommended Uiat until cold wcuther sets In farmers and country shippers delay the movement of such soft corn from the fluid unless conditions at the point to which the corn Is shipped are such that the corn can be given quick attenlon for condllonlng. BIG DRIVE IS Oil Y.M.CAIFUNDS PERSONAL FEDERAL LICENSE IS NOW REQUIRED A Federal license Is now required In the United States for the legal possession of explosives, any person having explosives and not holding a license therefor oelng subject to a fine of $5,000 and Imprison ment for one year. Only citizens of the United States and friendly nations may obtain licenses. The purchaser of dynamite must state defl nitely what the explosive Is to be uses for when obtaining his license, and will be held accountable for its use as stated and the return of any that may be left. With tho strict enforcement of this law the Federal authorities hape to prevent explosivrs falling into the hands of evlly in the name of trie tn aivision, in disposed poisons, and to put a stop to all further dynamite plots. Clerk of Courts J. B. Hasllnger has been appointed by the Department of the Interior. Bureau of Mines and Explosives, licensing p.gent in Mercer County, and Is the name of the French army, and in the name of France, I bid farewell to Private Enright, Private Gresham, and Private Hay of the American army. 'Of their own free will tney had left prosperous and happy country to come authorized to execute and fulfill the du Amog Marbaugh, a well known Block' creek township farmer, aged about 40 years, was fatally injured last Monday, when the team he was driving ran away, in attempting to stop them he was versal peace with the European na thrown aba'-nst a fence, his leg and tions. It Is said that General Lu- aendorff, first quartermaster general lived but a few hours after the accident. .f thi "nan arnlIes. b sorted for He leaves a family. His funeral took place at the Duckcreek church on Wed nesday. MAIL EARLY SHOP EARLY Mail your Christmas packages a week or 10 days earlier than usual this year. That is the advice the American Rail way Association Special Committee on tween German and Russian represen the Russian front In connection with the Russian offer of a truce. London announced. Nov. 28 that Jarre numbers of British and French reinforcements have reached the Ital ian battle fronts, bringing along with them big guns and huge supply trains. Around the villages of Bourlon and Fontaine, In the region of Cambrai. the British made further gains, ac cording to a London dispatch of Nov. u. The Italians on their northern line repulsed a violent Austro-German attack. Petrograd announced, Nov. 29. tha?. a conference had been arranged be- Natlonal Defense sends out. The com mittee says: "To take care of the unusual traffic that is due because of the thousands of soldiers away from homes, is golg to require ev ery available baggage and express car as well as some highclass refrigerator cars." Postmaster Schunck looks for the big gest rus hln the history of the Celina Postofflce and he warns patrons that un less they mail In plenty of time their Chrstmas packages run the risk of not reaching their destination by Christmas. 'Mail early and that means shop ear ly." tatlves for the purpose of negotiating an armistice. The conference will be held Dec. 2. FIELD MARSHAL HAIG Directed British Drive Against Hlrjdenburg Line. A pie social will be given this evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hess, 623 Cron street, for the benefit of the Church of God. LOCAL DRIEFS Due to the coal shortage the Celina public library will be closed evenings un til further notice. Knight Templar degrees were conferred on Attorney C. A. Stubbs and Lloyd Sharp of this city, at a meeting of Ivanhoe com- mandery at an Wert last Friday evening. Alber and John Raudabaugh, Francis Copoland, Tom Scott and Albert Haroff, members of a Main hunting party that left here a month ago,, returned home last Sunday. They brought seven deer I with them. Judge Miller and Attorney Kenney and Brookhart were last week nominated by Gov. Cox as legal advisors of the Mercer Draft Board. Their duty is to render ad vise to both the board and registrants whenever called upon. They serve with out pay. Miss Helen Schunck, daughter of Su- Derlntendent Andrew Schunck of the County Infirmary, has been ocered a po sition In the quarter-master's department at Washington. She is an experienced stenographer, and at a recent civil ser vice examination at Lima her grades were so high that she attracted immediate at tention, with the result as stated. V. V. Cotterell, of Center township, re cently ppolnted a substitute carrier for the routes in this city, was this week being given his tnltal degree by the lo cal lads Cordler, Carter and Collins. It looks like the C's have a monopoly In Celina. Rally day services at the Evangelical church last Sunday was a well attended and very successful affair. Addresses were made by the Veteran Btedcke and Prosecutinb Attorney Stubbs. The offer ings for the day amounted to nearly ((00. over there. They knew war was contlnu ing In Europe; they knew that the forces fighting honor, love of Justice and civili zation were still checked by the long prepared forces serving the powers of brutal domination, oppression, and bar barity. They knew that ecorts were still necessary. They wished to give up their generous hearts and they have not for gotten old historical memories while otn ers forget more recent ones. "They ignored nothing of the circum stances and nothing had been concealed from them neither the length and hard lies of that office according to an act approved October 6, 1917. STOCKHOLDERS WILL CONTEST Mrs. Henry Knapke and daughter, Mrs. John Puthoc, left Monday for Haskell, Okla , where they will visit Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Inelchen. Before returning they will visit Mr. and Mrs. Basil Halsema at Montgomery City, Mo. Mesdames Inel chen and Hulsema are daughters of Mrs. Knipke. Ex-Judge and Mrs. Orvelle Raudabaugh who have been doing South Carolina, re turned home last Saturday to complete arrangements for a stay in that state for at least a year. Mr. Raudabaugh lias ac quired land there and will superintend its clearing. Mr. and Mis. G. A. Dick left the first of the week for West Palm Beach, Flo., where they will spend the winter with Marlon Dick and wife, who went south several weeks ago. Elmer J. Stubbs, of OH City, Pa., yas the guest of his parents. Dr. and Mrs. Stubbs, last Sunday, coming here from Marlon, O., where he had been attending a meeting of railway station agents. Mrs. Wm. J. Maehlman, who accompan. led her daughter, Mrs. James K. Carlin, and children to their new home at Col umbus early last week returned home last Saturday. Miss Rosa Wenning, of Dayton, v ho has been visiting her brother, John Wen ning, of this city and other friends in the county, returned home last Saturday. Mrs. Chas. Halnline, of Hopewell town- I Darke County whose quoto was $21,000, ship, has been called to Black, Texas, on I Auglaize county whose quoto was $16,000 account of the serious illness of her sis- I have all raised more than the amounts as signed to them. Mercer county baa as yet raised nothing. It wag unfortunate that the campaign had to be delayed in this county, but during the week of December Z- an ac tive organization consisting of commit tees In every town and township will personally solicite for this fund. Each town and township is assigned a certain amount of this $10,000 fund which it Is expected to raise. On Sunday, December 2, sermons explaining the work of the T. M. C. A. in connection with the war will be delivered from the pulpits of all tbe churches in the county for educational purposes by the local preachers. The col lection of funds, however, will be left wholly to the committee working during the w eek named, no collections being tak- Two Hundred and Forty-Six Boys from Mercer County are now serving lb air country In the Army and Navy, some are In France, some are on tbe way to France, many are at Fort Sheridan ex pecting to be ant to France any bay and many are at Camp Sherman and will undoubtedly be sent to Franc before the prlug. These Mercer County boys have given up their borne life, good positions. sacrificing every thing that la dear to the heart of the young man. and stand red7 now to even give up their lives for tbe folks here at bom. If cur boys tired and mud stained could only knock at our doors tonight how woo derf ully we would minister to them, how eugur we would be to comfort them. This we would do in our homes. This la what the Y. AL C. A. does for us in the camps and right up to the firing line, where we as Father, Mother, Brother or Slslter can not go. All of our Mercer County boys bave felt the home touch of the Y. M. C. A.; all of them . bave written letters, played games, read, enjoyed entertain menu at the sign of tbe TRIANGLE; all of them have thanked God for the warm friendly V. M. C. A. as a relief from the cold. lonesome camp and trench life. But It lu&e millions of dollars to pro vide these vital home ties, and It takes beoric giving. 10,000 at least la asked of Mercer County to carry on this Y. M. C. A. work here and over seas to July 1st, y918. Tour support must be generous if you are going to help keep the home fires burning. The week of December 1-1 has bean set aside In Mercer County to be knows as the Mercer County T. M. C. A. War Fund Week. This campaign In Mercer County was delayed beyond the week of November 11-19 .the time for raising the National Y. M. C. A. fund, owing to tbe fact that the Mercer County Red Cross Society was at that time carrying on their campaign for funds. All of neighboring counties have already responded generously to this call. Van Wert County whose quoto wag $16,000, Shelby county whose quoto was $16,000. ter, Mrs. Frank Jacobs. IN COPID'S DOMAIN James McKirnan and Miss Erma Jack son, w el known and popular young people of this city, were wedded at the Catholic church here last Tuesday morning. Rev. Ernest Heflle performing the ceremony. Miss Mayme McKirnan, a Bister of the groom, and Albert Schock, an Intimate friend of the young people, were the attendants. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JJert Jackson an duie groom a a.in Preferred stockholders of the uiurcton, ot jir. and Mrs. James McKirnan, Geneva and Celina aractlon line, between Following the ceremony a wedding en in any of the churches for this purpose. ships of war. nor the violence of the bat- Geneva and Bluflton, which was sold at breakfast was served at the home of the Mercer County was not called upon nor tie, nor the dreadfulness or ne-w weapons, receiver s sale to 1 nomas uiynn, recent- bride's parents, on East Livingston. The I did It contribute anything outside of Its nor the perfidy of the foe. Nothing stop- for $118,000, who began tearing up the I porents of the youog coupie and a few proportion of the membership funds to ped them. They accepted the hard and line at Geneva, preparatory to junking intimate friends were the only guests. the $100,000,000 campaign for the Red strenuous life; they crossed the ocean at the road, bave put up a nght. iney niea At 10 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. McKirnan Cross. It has just now contributed In a great peril; they took their plaees on a suit in the Adams circuit court, at i)e- I left for a short honeymoon at Chicago smal proportion to the Red Cross fund. the front by our side, and they have fall en facing the foe In a hard and desperate hand-to-hand fight. Honor to them. Their families, fritnds and fellow citizens will be proud when they learn of their deaths. "Men! These graves ,the first to be dug In our national soil and only a short dls tanca from the enemy, are as a mark of the mighty land we and our allies firmly cling to in the common task, confirming the will of the people and the army of the United States to fight with us to a finish, ready to sacrifice as is necessary. until final victory for the most noble of causes, that of the liberty of nations, the weak as well as the mighty. Thus the deaths of these humble solditrs appear to us with extraordinary grandeur. 'We will, therefore, ask that the mor tal remains of these young men be left here, left with forever. We inscribe on the tombs: 'Here Lie the First Soldiers of the Republic of the United States to Fall on the Soil of France for Liberty and Justice.' The passerby will stop and un. cover his head. Travelers and men of heart will go out of their way to come here to pay their respective tributes. "Private Enright! Private Gresham! Private Hay! In the name of France I thank you. God receive your souls. Fare' well-" catur, askin? for an Injunction against On their retrun they will be at home on compared to what our neighboring coun- the tearing up o fthe line, alleging that they still have an interest in the road and that the purchaser, Mr. Flynn is not the sole owner. CHARLES LOY TAKEN TO STATE HOSPITAL Charles Loy, who came home last week from Lima, O., to recuperate from a seeming attack of nervousness, was tak en to the Toledo State Hospital as a re sult of an attempt to do himself bodily harm the day previous, when he cut his wrists and breast. He was prevented from doing further harm to himself as well as his aged mother by his brother, Fred. Mr. Loy's sudden and violent de mentia was a severe blow to the family and particularly to the mother, whose life has teen saddened beyond measure by the occuirence. East Fulton street. I ties have already done for the Red Cross Fui.d, to say nothing of their contriDu- Miss Frances Severt, of Cincinnati, and tions to the Y. M. C. A. War Fund. It Joe Kohnen, of St Henry, were married Is now up to Mercer County to come at the Carthagena Catholic church last across with this $10,000 War Risk T. M. Wednesday morning. Rev. Russ celebrat- C. A. Fund and show our neighboring ing the nuptial mass. Miss Verona Se vert ,of St. Henry, a sister of the bride. and Frank Kohnen, of Cincinnati, a bro ther of the groom were the attendants. Ove ra hundred and fifty invited guests, including a number of Celina friends of the young people, enjoyed a feast that followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents at Carthagena. The bride Is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Severt and the groom, is a son of Mr. and Mars. Heman Kohnen. The young people will eslde In this ci ty, Mr. Kohr.en being a deputy in the County Treasurer's office. Y.M.C.A. AT UNITY GRANGE ROSS BEAM BOUND OVER TO GRAND JURY Ross Beam, arrested charged with as sault upon E. F. Roettger, ot Coldwater, a couple weeks ago, hed a hearing be fore Mayor Scranton It Friday. He waived examination and was bound over to the grand jury in the su mof $200. The bond was furnished for his appearance. Cincinnati Daily Post and Tbe Demo crat, both on year, $3-60. THE GRIM REAPER The death of Mrs. Harriet Dixon, nee Millor, and widew of John Dixon, occurr ed at the home of her son, Dennis Dixon, at Macedon at one o'clock Sunday after' noon. She fell last faU breaking her limb and has been an invalid since that time. She was 77 years of afe and leaves the following children: Dennis, at whose home her death occurred; Will, of Erastus? Mrs. Mollio Florence, of Hartford City, Ind.; and Mrs. Roy Florence, living near Coldwater, also survives. Funeral services were held at Macedon at ten o'clock, Sunday morning, conduct ed by the M. E. minister of Coldwater. Burial followed In the cemetery at Macedon. There will be an open meeting of Un ity Grange at the Montezuma school house next Friday evening. Y. M C. A. War Work. Speakers will be present. REV. REITZ TO STAY IN CELINA KILLED, WOUNDED, MISSING Mrre than 300,000 American soldiers are now In France. Some have fallen. The "casu'ly list" has appeared in American newjppcrg. This list of Klllea, wounuca and missing Is forcing this nation to fin ally realize that war is taking Us toll. Mothers who hve sons n France, almost fear to read the daily paper. Gnawing at her heart strings is the fear that her son's name may apper In the "Casulty List." No, one can know how many si lent prayerg mother Is sending up to heaven, asking that her boy be spared and granted a safe return. Too well that mother knows that at any time the wires that run'd round the world may bring tid ings of sorrow, from the battle front. The loaJ grows mort heavy as Christmas ap proaches. The Red Cross and T. M. C. A. are stars that shine brightly by day Rev. Reitz is to stay in Celina. At a meeting Of the church council of St John's Lutheran church of this city last Sunday, a unanimous call went forth for the retenslon of his services as pastor of the local congregation. That his people have appreciated his untiring work is shown In the diclsion reached, and It was further evidenced by the fact he was ten dered a substantial increase in salary. Both the pastor and his congregation are to be congratulated on the council's de cision. Rev. Reitz has achieved much during his pastorate here, but it was not without laborious work, and hi richly merits all that has been generously giv en. The growing cnurcn in (jenna made the work of presiding over two congrega tions, such as Hopewell and Celina, to big a task for one man, and it was not strange his health was giving way under the strain. He can now devote needed time to his work here and at the same time have a breathing spell. His former congregation in Hopewell will, of course, regret to lose his services, but as it is a very strong one, numerically and financially, and out of debt, and per fectly able to maintain its own pastor, a call has probably been made looking to that end. Do you gel up at night? Sanol la surely tbe 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 and by night Let both hands belp the remedy. S5o and $1.00 a bottle at cause. in arug, swir. mv. WITH CITY DADS At a special meeting of council last Tuesday evening a petition was present ed looking to the annexation of Forest Heights to Celina. It was read, accepted and filed. Nothing was particularly done outside of passing an ordinance fixing the salary of the Mayor and Clerk. GAS COMPANY DODGES PENNY CONTRIBUTION Doing "their bit" is evidently too much for the Celina Gas Co. I na public notice they say "owing to advance in postal rates" they will discontinue sending out post-cardg statements each month. Pa triotic set, eh? Will probably make a $100 contribution after they have saved twice the sum and then say, "See how generous we've been!" Then they'll get their names in the papers. A!!iG CHURCHES Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m. there will be a union meeting at the United Breth ren church of Montezuma, held under the auspces o fthe Y. M. C. A. War Work. Good speakers. Everybody Invited. Rev. CHURCH OF GOO W. E. Turner. Celina Tabernale Sunday school a 9 a. m. Preaching service at 10:30 a- rn. Christian Endeavor at the Presbyter ian church at p. m.. Union meeting. Prayer meeting Wednesday at 7 o'clock. Rally Day services with Sunday school. All are welcome. Neptune Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Preaching service at 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting, Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock. When you hare the back ache the liver or kidneys are sure to be out of gear. Try Sanol It does wonders for the liver, kidneys and bladder. trial 35e bottle of Sanol will convince you. Get tt at th drug store, adv. counties that Mercer County is chuck full of patriotism an dready to do more than its bit whenever called upon. The following Is a telegram sent by John R. Mott, National Secretary of tbe War Risk Fund of the T. M. a A. on Nov. 19, the last day of the National Campaign: C. A. Stubbs, Celina, Ohio. As we come to the home stretch of this most remarkable campaign I wish on be half of the executive committee of Na tional War Work Council, to express to you and al lot the workers In your field our profound appreciation of the really patriotic services rendered and hereby congratulations on the notable results al ready achieved When we wo over tbe top twenty four hours hence and the record is sent throughout the world it will do more than any other thing to quicken the spirit of grateful patriotism in our own land, assure cne men who re present us in the camps at home and in the camps, trenches and warships over seas, that we are abzsolutely behind and with them. To hearten our Allies, France Russle, Italy, Belbium and Britain, and to cheer the six million lonely pro son ers. let us put forth a united and supreme effort right op t othe last hour, not only to reaih the goal but also to sweep as far beyond it as posible. The phychologica and mora effect of going away beyond our orlgina goa will be very great, moreover let us point out that developements since our original budget was adopted make it absolutely tssential that we have a far larger sum available. I refer first to the alarming situation on Rastern and Southern fronts necessitating prompt expansion of our activities in those regions; secondly, ap peal from French Minister that we take charge of thirteen hundred sodliers' homes for French army of four million men, requiring for this item alone an In crease of three million dollars in adopted budget; thirdly, a conjdentlal request from another great allied army for large help; fourthly, the recent great increase in number of war prisoners to be saved by usffl fifthly changes in plans ot our own government which make it clear that we will have much more to do 'or our Amei'can troops than co-itemplated. May God help us to arhleve the Impos sible. (Signed) JOHN R. MOTT. All communications should be address f dto C. A. Stubbs, County Secretary, Ce 'ina, Ohio. Be ready when your committee man calls on you. KISTLER'S RED C"0SS DAI.CE A SUCCESS The Thanksgiving dance last n'ght at Moose Hail, under tbe direction of genial terslchorean artist Geo. Klstler was a very enjoyable affair one of tbe plna nteet ot the season. Tbe proceeds went to tbe Red Cross, Moose lodge donating their hall tor that purpose.