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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.

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