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w""War saving Stamps are the answer of a Rrcat democracy to'tbe demand for a democratic form of government security. They have behind them the entire resources of the government and people of the United States. The
L War Savings Stamp plan is simple, straightforward and certain. The holder of the certificate cannot lose unless your country loses, and if it lose your money it worthless and your liberty in the hands of Prussians. E CELINA DEMOCRAT We are altogether now In this ttruggle. If we win, you win. If we lose, you lose. Will A Happy, Prosperous Year to you and yours, wherever you may be. you help wlm Thrift stamps tdlr4 tke CtHu. ISU. MMm m iidhI -cU Mil SMItM. offer one way. Volume 22, Number 38 Carlin & Carlin, Publi$her$ Celina, Ohio, December 28, 1917 RAILROADS TAKE. OVER BY WILSOf Secretary McAdoo Is Name Director General. TO CE OPERATED AS ONE ROA Direct Management of the Lines Will Be In Hande of Railroad Official and Federal Railroads Board Cer. tain 8teamship and Electric Llnei Also to Be Taken Over Change to Coet $100,000,000 Next Year, Washington. Dec. 27. President Wilson Issued a proclamation an- nouncinx government possession an! operation of the naticn'g railroads (or the duration of the war. Action be comes effective tomorrow William G. McAdoo, retaining bis place In the cabinet as secretary ot the treasury. Is placed in charge as director general of railroads. Every railroad engaged In general transportation, with its appurten ances, Including steamship linea, is taken over and all systems will be operated as one under the director general In a statement accompanying bis proclamation the president announced that as soon as congress reassembles he will recommend legislation guaran teeing pre-war earnings and mainte nance of raUroad properties In good , repair. Government backing will be given to new issues of railroad securl ties, that a ready market may be found. Direct management of the roads will remain in the bands of railroad officials, and the railroads war hoard, comprised of four railroad heads, will continue to direct actual operation, under Secretary McAdoo's general supervision. The chief practical effect of gov eminent operation will be to permit a complete unification of all rail sys tems, impossible under private oper ation by reason of states prohibiting pooling of rail traffic and earnings The roads themselves bad gone as far ae they dared In this dlrectboo. The situation was fully realized by President Wilson, who, in his state ment, declared the roads bad gone as far as they could and that already some systems were endangering their earnings in attempting unification Although the proclamation applies to all electric lines engaged in gen eral transportation, local Interurban systems are specifically exempted. Congress will be asked to guarantee earnings equivalent to the average net operating Income of each railroad in the three-year period ending June 10, 1S17. : Railroad experts estimate that this will coat the government next year In the neighborhood of 1100,000,000, which can be raised in large part by increased freights If the interstate commeroe commission grants the roads' application for the 15 per cent increase now pending. Otherwise it will be paid largely out of general government funds. Wilson Issues Statement. President Wilson's statement fol lows: I have exercised the powers over the transportation instem of the country which were granted me by the act of con- irress of August, ltlC, becauM It has be come Imperatively necessary for me to do so. Thla la a war of resources ne leas than of men, perhaps even more than .if men, and It la necessary for the complete mobilisation of eur resources that the tranapertatlon systems of the country should be organized and employed under a single authority and a simplified meth od of co-ordination which have not prov ed possible under private management and control. The committee of railway executives who have bean co-operating with the gov ernment In this all-important matter have done the utaieet that it was possible for them to do: have dme It with patriotic seal and with great ability; but there were difficulties that they could neither escape nor neutralise. Complete unity of administration In the present circum stances involves upon occasion and- at many neinta a serlou dislocation of earn ings, and the committee was, of course, without power ef authority to rearrange charges or effect proper compensations and adjustments of earnings. The public interest must be first served and. In addition, the financial Interests of the government and the financial Inter ests of the railways must be brought un der a common direction. The financial operations of the railways need not then Interfere with the borrowings of the gov ernment, and they thematlves can be conducted at a greater advantage. In vertors In railway security may reat as sured that their rights and Interests will be an scrupulously looked after by the government as they could by the directors of the several railways systems. Immediately upon the reassembling of congress I shall recommend that these definite guarantees be given: First, of course, that the railway properties will be irjtlntalned during the period of gov ernment control In as good repair and as complete equipment as when taken over by the government: and, second, that the roads shall receive a net operating In come equal In each case to the average net Income of the three years preceding June SO HIT; and I am entirely confident that the congress will he disposed In this case, as In others, to see that justice is . done and full security assured to the - owners and creditors of the great systems which the government must now use un der its own direction or else suffer seri ous emarrassment. The secretary of war and I are agreed that, all the circumstances being taken Into consideration, the best results can be obtslned under the Immediate execu tive direction of the Hn. William a. Me Ac'ao. whose practical experience pecu liarly fits him for the service and whose authority as secretary of the treasury will enable him to co-ordinate, as no ether man could, the many flnanclnl Interests which will be Involved and which mlirht. .unless systematically directed, suffer very . uibartaaslng entanalements. The food you waste today may mean hunger to someone, somewhere, some time. . Be saving and buy a War Savings Stamp. NOT SNEERING AT THE OLD COMMONER NOW A couple of weeks ago Bryan's Com moner contained the following para raph: . "Less than a decade ago when Mr. Bryan tentatively brought forward the necessity at some time in the future of the government taking over the railroads because they were unwilling or nnsble to fulfill their functions as csrriers, be was greeted as an impractical visionary. For more than sis months now the na tion has witnessed the control of the railroads through a war board appointed by the President, and the prediction is now freely made that through the failure of the railroads to keep enough equipment on band for the demands of trade the gov ernment will take them over com-pletely. COMMON PLEAS COURT JURORS Grand and Petit jurors for the anuary term of the Mercer County Common Pleas Court, which meets on Monday, January 7, have been drawn and will be found below. The petit Jury will convene Jan uary 28. GRAND JURY .Henry Blrkmeyer, Butler. Frank Plekenbrock, Marlon. J. W. Wright. Washington. John Griggs, Union. Charles Lutz, Center. Charles Brown. Hopewell. Samuel Carr, Blackcreek P. F. Burke, Gibson. John Frahm, Hopewell. J. R. Kru.se, Gibson. Julius Lechleiter, Marlon. Fred Huckman, Marlon. Henry Wurster, Center. Frank Bruns, Butler. John Hook, Union. PETIT JURORS A. J. Snavely. Celina. R. R. . John Foor, Rockford. Daniel Moeller, Celina, R. R. 6. David Robinson, Jr., Rockford. RR.I George Feiver, Celina, R, K. 1. Henry Sunderman. Ft. Recovery. Pat King, Mercer. A. H. Sweigert, Montezuma. Nathan Hainline, CeUna R. R. Floyd Houts, Celina. John Yocum. Rockford R. R. S. Isaac Branron. Montezuma. David Black, Celina R. R. 1. David MornlngsUr, Ft. Recovery R. R. 4 John Pax, Celina, R. R Edward High, Rockford. Conrad Hoverman, Rockford R. R. 6. John Harvey, Mercer. AGAIN SUPREME COURT SPEAKS 8. UNDILUTED 100 PER CENT AMERICAN Lima Republican Gazette. When Joseph P. Tuerffs was seven years old he left the town of Stolberg, Germany, In which he was born, and came to America with his parents. Even at that age the youngster had had his taste of kalserlsm. He received it in school He saood at attention, little shav er tho he" was, whenever the Herr Pro fessor sDOke. He heard, even then, of militarism and the "caste" of the army. P. August Tureffs, his father, brought him and his mother to Coldwater, Ohio, There, quietly they prospered. xhe youngster who had tasaed the ch'ld's taste of Prussian control grew to be a young man. He went to college and specialized in forestry. He graduated and went west and rose through merit until he became manager of a big lumber company on the Pacific coast. I can remember," he told Sergeant Jack Staples of the Lima recruiting office, when we first came to America. My father was German trained and had had his service in the German arary. He very seldom spoke of it. My father was quiet. He seemed to be thinking a lot. There was not German mnken in our house. Now and then a German phrase would escape and I can remember that my father would frown. I was only a liatle fci ow when my father began to talk about America, what it meant to us and how It was just op posite of Germany. There is going to come a time, Jos eph,' he used to tell me, "when Germany Is going to try and crush ahe world. We are Americans, and it is not good that the things that a Germany stands for should rule. It know because I have seen what la does to a people. 'When that time comes I wane you to remember that Germany does not stand for Rood but for evil. It may be America that will take up the challenge of Ger many: it may be some other nation. Ia It is America, remember. Joseph, that you are an American. It Is for you to fight against the things that Germany stands for. It is for you to figha for the things that Amerira stands for. Don't forget Joseph. If I should be gone, that America is our country and that Germany has brought woe to many Germans who have been forced, beeause of it. to leave their birth land.' "I was In the west." continued Tuerffs, "whan war broke out that Is when the United States entered the war. I was getting $3,000 a year. There were many things to be finished before I was free. I finished them and came home to Coldwat er and talk It over with him. I had re signed my position. ." 'The time has come when you can pay your debt to America, and when you can even the score with the HohensoU erns,' my father said, and he was bitter against the klBer. He told me to go. And here I am." Tuerffs. bringing Roy E. Lacy of Cold water with him, enlisted with a foresters' regiment. A small blase at Treasurer Baker's res idence. West Fayette street. Satorday night, probably caused by a coal oil lamp, was extinguisher by Fire Chief Weber with the' use ot chemicals. The Are was confined to one room. Loss covered Insurance. It must now be regarded as settled that on account of their well-known noxious qualities and the extraordinary evils shown by experience commonly to be conesuent upon their use, a state has power absolutely ao prohibit the manu facture, gift, purchase, sales, or transpor. tat Ion of intoxcating liquors within Its borders without violating the. gurantees of the fourteenah amendment of the Constitution. The above is an extract from the decls ion of the United States Supreme Court a few days ago In the Idaho cse. In which the court held vlld the Prohlbiaion law of that state. Tho highest court . In the land holds there is no more warrant for the unre strlcted use of liquor than of habit-form. Ing drugs. Ia Is a decision against the "right" of rrlnklng poson as well against the "right" of Its unrestrained sale. It Is a blow at the socalled person al liberty of the wets from which booze can never recover. It Is a decision In fa vor of bone-dry Prohibition. The decision will meet with the appro val of ahe people. The campaign In Ohio this year shows that the voters are not scared at bone-dry Prohibition, but on the contrary, think It Is the proper thing. As science and medicine assert liquor Is a poson and r.ot a medclne. ahe country is quick to realize there is absolutely no sense In booze. American Issue. GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF RAILROADS From Dayton News, Gov. Cox's paper. In deciding to assume control of the railroads the government has taken the most important action since the inauguration of the draft. For months it has been evident that the step which has been decided upon by the president would be made neces sary unless the people who were responsible for the operation of the railroads succeeded in de veloping a much higher grade of efficiency than has ever been manifested in the past. The railroad peopl have been prom ising better things and the pub ic has been implored to be pa tient; but instead of a bettered railway service, conditions have steadily grown worse. Traffic delays have become unbearable; freight congestion has increas ed; equipment has deteriorated; the whole railroad business has become so . demoralized that the government could no longer put off the decision to assume con trol. Immediately after the declar ation of war against Germany the railroads attempted by ap pointing a war board to obviate what has happened. It was hoped that the Railroads' war board would be able to bring about a unification pf operating endeavors that would result in such an improvement of service as to make government control unnecessary. The war board has worked hard and it has done as well probably as was possi ble under the existing condi tious. But it was confronted by an impossible task. The rail roads had been permitted to run down. Rolling stock has be come depleted and roadbeds in many instances have gone to the bad. Railway ' officials have been complaining that they could not make improvements or add new equipment because of their ina bility to ffoat bond issues. Their complaint was well founded. There have been so many scan dals in connection with manipu- ations of railroad securities during the past ten years that public confidence in. the sound ness of railroad bonds has been destroyed. The swindles that were carried on in connection with railroad stocks were bad enough to make sensible people wary. When the crookedness was extended to include the bonds, men and women who had money to invest decided that the' railroads offered nothing which they could afford to consider. Furthermore, it had come to be pretty generally believed, and not without justification, that mtny of the railroads were be- GAMBLING DEVICES MUST BEAT IT THE FIRST INTEREST INSTALLMENT On Derember'lS the first Installment of Interest on the two billion dollars of the tlrst Issue of Liberty Loan Bonds became due. The amount approximated 136,000, uuo, I Ing f 1.76 Interest on every one bun. drvd dollurs of bonds. Holders of coupon, bonds obtain their interest money from any bunk or post otttce In the country by simply presenting their coupons. Holders of registered ing operated in the interests of certain capitalists and their rel atives and friends, who were permitted to draw large salaries i for doing little or nothing. The stockholders got what was left, and t.hat. aa ft rulft. was not Presecutinf Attorney C. A. Stubbs much. Hence it is not difficult week sent to the newspapers lor to Understand Why the railroads publication the following self-explani- boiis are sent checks for their Interest have had trouble recently in dis- itry notice, it strikes at kindergarten llmmnw eve;y lU monUwl ten t0 nf nosinc nf hnnd I gambling that finds its devices so handy teen million American citizens are to re- One Of the first results Of gOV other place, than saloons. The too", eminent Operation Will be are-lutor does well to put a stop to this Ths Is going to create a closer and more , , . , . ., il. i . ,., , ..j iIiiieci association oj uiese cuiicus wiui newaioi conuuence m rmiruau f-v7 u,u....8 c, .uU ... r rnniBnt nd the eCfect thu . securities. It is not likely thatlmany places in town and country, and litcK iutlon Is going to be of great value to there Will be much difficulty af - parent, should give the n.ove their warm TZ SJSTZZ ter this in disposing Of bonds and hearty approval: interested In their Government and more .o', ,..;.J iftM T.Miiartt 1 101(1 ma nnnrh tard active and alert in the exercse of ther du. 1U1 Fu.HUOD x ' ' ties and rshts as citizens. Every Liberty equipment and DUtting the roads slot machine., or any device of chance Bond holder is going to be an active into ITOOd Condition. Things will be permitted for use in Mercer tampon of 'wise and economic legislation I i ana auniiiiHirauuu. may De expected now lO move. county lor any purpose wnatever. All The Lbcrty Loan Is not only a greaa Tho nrooirlonf r-r.il 11 nnt. in I the Ma the viiw. in Morrrr financial transaction; it la a great nation- 1 I u I turf m imnt nutlnnnl hnnri lieween the justice lO OUr ngnting IOrceSIUmnly were notihed on December 13, bondholders and their country, a great In- and in lllstipp t.n tho nation avoid 1917. to this effect and asked to mm- huence for better government and better the action be has taken With re- municate at once with the persons in gard to the railroads. It was their communities. All such devices inevitable, and it is well that he are strictly against the law, and persons has acted promptly. Delay having them in their possession after would only have added to the the date mentioned will be prosecuted. difficulties which the govern JAN. 1 SEESjLAST HOURLY SERVICE St. Marys Leader That St. Marys will stand for a radical and poiiiianuita cutll&g down of trction aervlce Is said to be assured In the minds of Western Ohio people who re planning a complete re-arrangement of existing schedules beginning January I, 1911. What satisfied the Interurban folks that St. Marys will remain docile with a per manent compromise Is the two week's trial tiie first half of December when the skipper car furnished ail the passenger service there was on the St, Marys divis ion between Wapak and CeUna, Based on temporary coal shortage, the half-time schedule "worked" without severe publ'c criticism. Bank'ng on freedom froc attack while half the traction runs were laid off be cause of fuel shortage the Western Ohio management Is declred to be planning for a permanent adoption of the two-hour schedule starting Jon. I on all division of the line. I citizenship. WAR SAVINGS PUBLIC OWNERSHIP THE ONLY VAY OUT ment would, as was foreseen, have had to solve eventually. A CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR Colnmbus Dispatch An Ohio Congressman has explained hi. vote against the Prohibition amend ment by stating that he believes Pro hibition is a local and state issue. The fact that he saw fit to explain his vote at all is significant. Prohibition is a local and state issue, all right; also it is a national issue, and an individual issue and every other kind of an issue that was ever invented Until it prevails in this country and it is going to prevail one need not be particular about the classification of the issue. If he is against liquor, he has "War Savings Stamps mark an epoch In our national life." Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo. Many a successful business man has said that the saving of his first dollar was the most Important single act of his life; that it marked the beginning of a habit One hundred thousand miles-40 per an a cou of conduct t0 wh,ch he I tr buted his success. cent of the total is wasteful duplica- Something very analogous to this. It tion, capitalized at many times its cost. Relieved, is going to be the effect on ' ' r ' the American Nation jf the War Savings As yet we have no train crossing the campaign. Not only are millions of In- Country east and west or north and dlvldcal citizens going to begin to save. I hut hl hull! nf eronnmv ndn uvnr la m- Congressman Welty of this district, south. Chicago has twenty-nine trunk ing o be a collecalve movement, a move- who voted against submitting National lines which enter the city and they cross ment not of Individuals alone but of the Nation. Prohibition to the States, has put his each other two hundred and thirty-nine Tne ha51t of yi formed now has a Two stations in New York, cost- deeper incentive than ordinary. We are excuse for doing so had been better left I ing a quarter of a billion dollars, have we nre min now rom patriotism, aav unsaid. He was not asked to vote on) no connecting link. There is. the ins not alone for ourselves but for our country. The combination of patriotism and thrift is indeed, going to make the WELTY'S WET VOTE EXCUSE connecting link. There is, Prohibition, but to allow the people the speakers urged, no design locally or na- privilege of expressing themselves on tionally in railway, water or highway War Savings campaign an epoch In our the matter. The district at the last elec- transportation. rour monsaou out. a thine of tremendous tenant to millions tioncastadry majority of between 3000 have two or more .team railway station, of citizens, it Is going to be a thing or ...unnn .-J , i.t. i,. :t,J.. j . tremendous advantage to the Nation aa a , " m.4Ul mHUUOI . nlon inj.ui. Uu,u- who,e and affect our whoIe nation, nre. have weighed it against his personal I tion of terminals costs a hundred mill-1 It marks the beginning of a new era m American life, and era of economy, good national life. It is not only going to be view, on the matter to better advantage. I ion a year. Some citie. grow because of Hear his reasons for his vote: rood transnortation and others die of sense, and patriotism. I nave your communication on pro- I- i tu. .i .'.... tk. n'vkt anil rt ttiA Brlim.llt' H tla . I " " ' hibttion, and in reply will say that dur-1 , . . , . . .. . L-t.-.- a l . ship seems to be a lack ol unity. favor Of Orohlbltion. he need not be I ine mv rjimrmiLTl I informed each in- nartirnlar about ireoeranhical arranee- ., ,v,, i ih r.n, .nn railroads must be united for strategy The IN CUPID'S DOMAIN ments or the nature of the issues. TIIE GRIM REAPER amendment to the federal constitution to eitner in war or peace, i nere is no pri prohibit the sale of liquor, because I be- vate power which can unite their dis uevea -it a local ana state issue, saving cor(jant units. If there were such a thus declared myself, I would consider it Mrs. Marie Becher, a pioneer resident of Liberty township, died at her home near Chattanooga, last Wednesday, aged 80 years. The venerable woman was born in reGmany, but came to this country with her parents when a child. Her hus band passed away many years ago. 'the deceased is survived by seven children Mesdames P. W. Deiasch, of this city Jacob Garman, of Wren, O; Mary Dash er and Tillie Gribber, of Van Wert, and John, George and William, of Chattanoo ga. Funeral services will be held at the Chattanooga Luthern church today, with Rev. Huber In charge. Rev. John W. Hodge, aged SO years, pastor of the Ft. Recovery M. E. church, died at the li. E. parsonage there last Friday. He had been to ill health for sev eral months, and about two months ago had to give up his church work. Funer al services were held Sunday, after which his remains were taken to Po Jefferson, where furaher services ana interment took place, A wife and four sons survive him. Mrs. Golda Priddy, wife of Wm. Prlddy, died Saturday. December 22nd, at her home on the Beldon farm northwest of town. Mrs. Priddy'a death resulted from the burns received wnen a can of gasoline exploded in her hands some days previous. While seroiusly burned, it was thought for a time that she would completely recover. but she rapidly grew worse and death en sued. a brfeach. of faith and myself guilty of perfidy if I supported this amendment. "I oelieved then, as now, that prohibi tion was a police retilaton and matter of policy, and had no place in .he federal constitution on a level with a municipal ordinance without endangering security of person and property. It cannot be us ed as a football without bringing about internal convulsion and thus Russianizing America, 'As a war measure. Congress voted to prohibit distillation and lelt It optional with the President to elimnate wines and beers, which I felt fully controlled the sit. uatlon. I have been asked to support the amendment because the majority of the district voted "dry". I dd not consider the vote nor state proh'btion indicative of an amendment to the federal consttu- tion. for persooally I have always voted In favor of local and state prohibition, and I presume there are others sharing the same views. My experiences as city solictor and prosecuting officer for the state and federal governments in crimi nal prosecutions convinced me that pro hibition could most effectively be enforc ed and brought about by the local and state governments." Fred L. Marbaugh, of Adams County, Ind., and Miss Savada Tickle, of Black creek township, were married at the Pro bate Judge's office in this city last Sat urday, Rev, C. S. Johnson, the marrying power it would be greater than the na- parson, performing the ceremony. They will make uieir home on a larra nve miles tion. Public ownership is the only so lution and it must come soon. Hugh Reid in The Public. west of Rockford. STEPHEN GARMAN MEETS WITH PAINFUL ACCIDENT The marriage of Prpf. J. G. VanDeusen and Miss Louise Brune, well known In structors In the public schools of this ci ty, on last Thanksgiving day was only made known to ahelr friends this week. They will however forgave them and ex tend congratulations as well. Stephen Garman met with a painful ac. cident which will lay him up for a while, when he was kicked on the leg by a horse, this afternoon. John Bricker and Miss Mabel Rush, well known young people of this clay, were wedded Saturday, 'Squire Rice perform ing the ceremony. Mr. Bricker is a trust ed employee at the furniture factory. LOCAL BRIEFS Clerk Winaer has called a meeting of the township Trustees for to-morrow (Saturday) to settle up work of road su perintendents and such other matters as Mrs. Priddy Is survived by her nusoana may como before them. Wm. P. Priddy, and a nomoer or relatives and friends. She was 26 years, 9 months and 1 day old. The funeral services were held Mondav at Ohio City. Rockford Press. Cyrus Pogue, of Fletcher, the aged father of Sunt. Pogue. of the CeUna schools, pasesd away at his home at the above place yesterday morning afaer long illness. He was a civil war veteran. being a member of the 1st O. V. I. which regment was largely made up of Mercer county men. Hia funeral takes place to morrow. Contractor C. C. Chapman and family, who have been in Indiana the past six months, are at home again. Mr. Chap man has been engaged on a ditch con tract in that state. A fire on the 20th Inst, destroyed the house on the Andrew Smith farm, near I Durbin. It gained such headway before I being discovered that little or nothing I iould be saved. It was partly covered by I insurance. BREWERS DID NOT SUSPEND During the recent cold spel lthousands of men were thrown out of employment by reason of the closing down of indus. tris because of lack of coal. Schools and churches were closed. Women and child ren suffered in their homes and in places business was paralyzed. BUT YOU DO NOT KNOW OF A BREWERY WHICH WASA CLOSED BECAUSE OF SHORT AGE OF COAL, DO YOU? The pro- German brewers are helping the Kaiser in more ways than one. American Issue. Observer, please copy. Wilson G. Meyer and Miss Florence Luth, both well knokn young people of Hopewell township, were married at the Lutheran parsonage In this city yester day, Rev. Reitz officiating. A wedding- dinner followed at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Luth. The marriage of Arnold Pierstorff and Miss Emma Silk also took place at the Lutheran parsonage yesterday. Re. Reitz performing the service. SERIOUSLY INJURED SPOT THE LIES Russel Davis, the eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Davis, died at tne home of his grandfather, Wm. Slier, re siding east of this city, this morning. Deaah resulted from scarlet fever. The County Board oi Education at a 1 recent meeting appoinaed Supt Pogue of I the Celina schools to succeed LeRoy Jen kins, resigned, as a member of County Board of Examiners. The selection Is a popular one. FARMERS DO THEIR BIT Toledo News-Bee Have you heard that the soldier boys are dying of pneumonia in the canton ments? Lies. Have you heard that they are half-fed and ill-ciothed? Lies. Have you heard that th o.cers are rioaing in luxury while the privates are suffering severe hardships? Lies. How many other lies have you heard In circulation, o fa kind tending to discour age service, to create dissenslo'i; tales of Red Cross sweaters or socks sold to the oldir-r or for private profit; of funds mis Mrs. John Pecenberger, residing in the applied or miimppropriaaed? Lies, all of west end of town, who underwent an op- I them. eration at a Lima hospital a few weeks I I arents of the boys have been to the ago, was able to return home last Sat- cantonment. The boys have come home urday. I to tell theii own stories. They all say -,,, j w,. -i-i at taa.. 1 that oir soluiets are well housed, well Charles King, of Burkettsviile, was bound over to the court in the sum of $300, Wednesday in Mayor Scranton's court, when he waived examination on a charge of assault and battery. Farmers In the vicinity of South Char- lestown including some of the biggest land owners In Madison and Clark CounUes will conduct a public sale at the South Charleston Sales Company barns to raise money for the Bed Cross and,Y. M. C. A, war fiinrl T-Ylri V Governor Cox was scheduled to auction burg, this saate, have been spending their o-a, wen lea, weu careo. ior. r.tr tho flrt nl . At the suggestion or holidnv vacation with the lataAr-a rrsnd. UKru 13 """ sieiuicsa ai-u no uiiutvij Foster B. Houston ,one of the biggest parents. Mr. and Mrs. Frank VanWormer. farmers in Ohio, the farmers In this com- They were former residents of Ft. Recov munity donated about J2.000 worth of 6ry, hogs, cattle, poultry and farm machinery to the sale, the entire proceeds to go to hardship. Mistake sthere have been and will be. It is l.umanly unavoidab'e when a ttion Itt for half n centu.y lis dcvelcd itself ! I tu I'rts of peace is f ic-d suddenly to t:iVe the niost gigt-iiiu ti.k that ever faced any notion, an.l a task with which It is uniamiliar. But w i der have been i ro and are being don? a:. will be done. "Patriotism is not enough", said Edith the war relief funds. Cavell .th brve British nurse, on the eve Houston believes other farming com- j munities will follow the example. Com- ' ' uu- m.initv sales he said, should be the rule ed to prove the soul't devotion. The gov. now and they should be conducted during I eminent does not ask vour lfe but your I Because this is America, and America the winter months before the Spring ag- moral suport ana nnanciai am. iraci ce arousea. ricultural drive begins. I scif-denial as a sacrifice for your country. I Then why tne lies? That a what we In the interest of increased production convert your savings into inrirt stamps ougnt to tmna aoout. wny tne llesT next year farmers are urged by the Food and Certificates and thereby sustain the I ho originates them? Arimlnlstmtnnan Hsnose of old unused army In uie neia. ua ii now! machnery an dorder new machinery early In order to avoid any delays next Spring-. 1 Take stock, oi your personal expendi tures; cut out something, nowever u-ining i Better than money because they earn the outlay and put It Into thrift stamps. money. Buy a war savings aiamp io-i u. win neui juur iiu iu n iu- day. A liar of such a kind in such a crisis as this should haveabout the same stand ing as a rattlesnake or a mad dog. ment's war chest, too, It works while you sleep. The four per cent compound interest on your war sav ings certificates. You get.5 for $4.12. Hiram Hickman, of Godfrey Heights, was badly bruised up In an accident on the Stephen Garman farm yesterday morning, when he was cought between an engine and shredder. He was uncon scious for a short time. No bones were broken, and unless internally injured will be ail right hi a few weeks. SULEEBA NEXT FEATURE WASHINGTON H. S. COURSE Thomas S. Suleeba M. D. the man from Mesopotamiai, lecturer, traveler and hu morist, will be the fourth number of the Washington twnshp Higoh School lecture course on Friday evening, January 4. Dr. Suleeba is one of the most eloquent interesting and useful lecturers on the American platform. He is a man of re markable power possessing talents of un usual degree .In humor, pathos, depth of thought brilliancy of expression and Im pressive delivery his equal Is rarely found. His magnetic, irrestable personal, ity and pecular force and fiery eloquence are characteristics of Assyroi-Arabic race. His lectures are entertaining, instructive, beautiful in dicton, thoughtful, eloquent and above all, of a high moral character. Dr. Suleeba was one of the numbers of last year's course and no lecturer ever gave better satisfaction than be. It Is seldom that any speaker creates such en. thusiastic interest in a subject as did Dr. Suleeba in his lecture In costcme last year. He lectured on his natve country, its people and their customs or the "De vil and the Turk." His recitals of the sucerings of his people emphasize through their trials and sucerings the blessings of our large Christmas liberties and oppor tunities. His life's hstory Is a most thrilling story, inspiring to the Individual laboring under the most discouraging . phases of life. He cannot be recomend ed too highly. . LATE ARRIVALS Mr. and Mrs. Ray Palmer, of Monteau ma, have been entertaining a brand new boy at their home since last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Miller, ot East Vine street, are entertaining a liatle girl at their home. Arrived last Monday. Ex-County Surveyor and Mrs. Dillon Smalley, of this olty have added another Democrat to their household. The young man took up hia residence with them Sat. urday.