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They have Uliind thorn the entire resource! of the p v rnment and people of the Unittd Statea. The Lr War Saving Ktamp plan Is similo, ntraiuhtforward and certain. The liolder of the certificate cannot loso unless your country loses, ami if It lot1 your inomy li worthlua and your liberty In the hands or fruaiani. DEMOCRA th: h We are altogether now In this struggle. If we win, you win. If we lose, you lose. Will you help win? Thrift stamps offer one way. - Traitor dollara the dollar spent for the Kaiser are those spout or any item that deprives the govern, mentof any element of war supply, Patriotic iWllar those spent for Un cle Sam can be made to do double duty. Buy War Savings Stamps. Biubllik4 Mas , 111 Eatarad at taa Callaa. OMa. aal-affta aaaaad-la aiail atatta . Volume 22, Number 39 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, January 4, 1918 CELINA HE SUSPENDS ALL PRIORITY ORDERS Director Lovett Facilitates tiia Movement ot Goal. WILSON TO GO BEFORE SOLONS Will Present Next Friday His Recom mendationa For Legislation to Make Government Operation of Railroads Fullv Effective Director General McAdoo Smashes Railway Prece denta Developments in Situation. Washington, Jan, 2. IVbort S. Lo vett, priority director of the war in diiBtrles board, on receipt of reports that hundreds of loaded coal cars were stalled on sidings behind long ttrings of cars containing shipments of higher preferential rating thau coal, suspended all existing priority orders for the entire country. . This action Is expected to result In quicker movement of the entire mat's of congested freight, whose sluggish neas has been caused largely by a multiplicity of priority orders. President Wilson will go before congress Friday to "present his rec ommendation8 for legislation to make government operation fully effective and to provide for compensation of the carriers, and legislation which, lias already been drawn will be Intro duced immediately after his address. Some officials think there will be a vigorous fight over the question of whether the legislation should be ef fective only for the period of the war and a limited time thereafter, or should remain in force until specific ally repealed or modified by congress. ' Representatives of the railway were to have appeared today before the senate Interstate commerce com mittee, but when word came that the president desired to address congress Friday, it was announced that they would ask , permission to withhold their statements for the present. Director General McAdoo broke railway precedents by ordering that the Pennsylvania company's tunnel under the Hudson river, heretofore restricted to passenger trains, be used to hasten coal supplies into the heart Of New York city. The orders are to be followed, even If they inter fere with passenger schedules. This action was considered significant by railroad men, not only because of the direct results, bu. because it in dicated how determined the govern ment is to use all facilities to their utmost, regardless of previous prac tices, to relieve congestion and pro mote efficiency. At the first conference of Mr. Mc 'Adoo In the -new yoar with his ad visers and executives it was decided to put additional ships now controlled by the shipping board Into service carrying coal from Hampton Road3 to New England. Hundreds of telegrams pouring Into the railroad administration told ot coal trains cr Individual cars appar ently lost in yard confusion. These reports, most of which were submit ted by interstate commerce commis sion inspectors, were referred to rail way executives, with Instructions to . clear out the stalled freight as fa&i as physically possible, and to notify the administration the extent of their Inability to move certain quantities of freight. ' Early action to divide the country Into operating districts, with a gov ernment supervisor over each,, and possibly a federal railroad agent for each state, has been urged strongly upon Director General McAdoo, and he Is said to be considering this pel Icy. PEOPLE LIVING IN THE OPEN Every House In Guatemala City Roii dered Uninhabitable. Guatemala City, Jan. l. Earth quake shocks which began at 11 o'clock Christmas night and are con tinuing caused millions of dollars' damage to this city, the death of a few persons and the Injury of about 100 others. Every house In the city was rendered uninhabitable and the entire population Is living In the parks and open spaces. The first shocks were light, giving warning of the heavy ones that might follow People had opportunity to seek safety In the open air. Devastation wrought was wide spread. The presidential palace, the postoffice, the cathedral, all the churches, the hospitals, the schools and Masonic temple were seriously damaged. The electric lighting system was put' out of commission and tele graphic and railway communication Interrupted. The government is relieving th situation by the -distribution of provi sions. Say 2,500 Lost Their Lives. San, Salvador, Jan. 3. Newspapers of this city declare that no fewer than 2,500 people lost their lives ir4 the Guatemala earthquake. Many per sons are going overland from Salva ' dor to Guatemala to investigate the fate of friends. Child Burns to Death. Flndlay, O., Jan. 3. The 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Opp was burned to death when her cloth ing caught on fire. The parents had pone out to the bam to do the milk tot a . C. E. Marsh, former well known Celina attorney, has been reappointed member of the Delphos bourd of library trustees. WEEKLY WAR REVIEW Utter inces of Premier Lloyd-George of Grr-.it r.rltaln and Foreign Minis ter Plchon of France seemingly make certalu that the Teutonic allied prof fer given in reply to the Rusalan Hoi- shevlkl peace proposals, will go for "aught unless It is materially added to and brought into line with the de mands that the United States and the entente allies have laid down as the concrete basis for the discussion of peace. The German proposals are held tx be Insufficient The basic principles of the peace terms of, the Rusulan rev olutionary masses, no annexations and no Indemnities, Count Czernin, the Austro-Hugarlan foreign minister, raid he believed could be made the basis of a general peace, but that tho Teutonlo allies could not bind them selves to these conditions unless a guarantee were given that Russia's allies would recognize and fulfill them. Notable omissions In the state ment of Count Czernin, connected with the concrete demands of the United States, Great Britain an1 France, as already made known, are the questions particularly of the re building of Belgium and Serbia, thH retufln of Alsace and Lorraine to France, the overthrow of the mliltar lstlc government in Germany and the formation in Its place of a govern ment that can be believed. Pending the placing of Count Czernin's pro posals before Russia s allies, tue Ru sian delegates to the peace confer ence asked for a 10 days' rece3s In the negotiations at Brest-LItovsk. Petrograd announced a provisional agreement for liberation of prisoners of war and resumption of commer cial and diplomatic relations has been reached by the Russian and Teutonic delegates to the peace conference, Artillery engagements, with occa sional infantry dashes, featured the week on the Italian front. At ono point the Italians took the initiative, delivering a blow at .the Austro-Ger- man line near Monte Tomba, on the mountain front Just to the west of the Plave. The German war office reports this engagement, declaring that the Italian attack was broken up by the defensive. On the western front German at tacks delivered In the Verdun sector were put down. Cold weather re duced military activity to a minimum. British troops In Palestine repulsed a Turkish attack north and northwest of Jerusalem and made an advance on a front of nine miles along the Turkish right flank. The Turks suf fered severe losses in the repulse, which came after the British pickets had been driven in. London announced Dec. 31 that the Germans launched a heavy attack against British positions in the Cam ural sector In Franca The attack was delivered over a 1,200 y.-.rd front The enemy succeeded In entering one of the British trenches, but later he was driven out. Italins, aided by French troops, cap tured 1,400 Austrians and 60 guns in an attack around Monte Tomba, on the northern Italian front. Rome reported, Jan. 1, that the Austrians were compelled, In conse quence of Italian operations, to aban don the Zenson bridgehead, where they had a lodgement on the western bank of the Piave river, and pass to the eastern bank of the river. All the Zenson bend is now heM by the Ital ians. Unreasonable demands of the Teu tons have halted peace n equations, according to Petrograd dispatches cf Jan. 2. Particularly distasteful to the Russians is the attitude of the cen tral powers with regard to holding Poland, Lithuania and Courland and their determination to retain garri sons at Riga. Llbau and other Baltic ports. THE MARKETS Chicago, Jan. .1. Cattle Native beef steers, $9 5014; stockers and feeders, $6 65 iff 10 40; cows and heifers, $5 80(611 SO; calves, S 60 18. Hogs Light, $15 7B16 70: mixed, $16 15ig16 90; heavy, 116' 1516 80; roughs, 16 15(3)18 80; pigs, $1216 25. Sheep and Iambs Wethers, $9 85 IS 20; lambs, $13g17 15 Receipts Cattle, 21,000; hogs, 38,000; sheep and lambs. 14,000. Cleveland, O., Jan. 8. Cattle Choice fat steers, 111 6012 25; butcher steers, (10 2511; heifers, $8 60 j9 50: bulls, $7 C08 50; cows, $6 25 7 50; choice calves, $10(5)16 50. Hogs--Yorkers, heavies and mediums, $16 80: pigs, $16 25; roughs, $15 86; stags, $14 75. Lambs Fair to choice. $14 5017 60. Receipts Cattle, 280; hogs, 8,000; sheep and lambs, 600; calves. 260. Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 8. Cattle Steers, $12 60ft lS; heifers, $9 75 11 60; cows, $8 60g)U: top calves, $17. Hogs Heavies, $17 7017 86; heavy Yorkers, $17 6017 60; light Yorkers, $17 17 15; pigs, $16 761 90. Sheep and Lambs Top sheep, $12 50; top lambs, $17 60. Cincinnati, O., Jan. 3. Cattle Steers. $6U 76; heifers, $611; cows, $5 50 9; calves, $5014 50. Hogs Packers and butchers, $16 25(4) 16 50; common to choice, $15 18 50; pigs and lights, $18016 60; stags, $10013 60. Sheep and Lambs Sheep, $510 50; lambs, $1017. Receipts Cattle, 1,100; hogs,. 5,500; sheep and lambs, none. Baltimore, Md., Jan. 3. Butter Fancy creamery, 60(S)51c; Ohio rolls, J283c; Btore packed. 32&33c. Eggs Nearby and western firsts, 65 66c. Poultry Chickens: Old hens, (4 lbs. and over); 23c; small to medium, 22c; old roosters,. 1516c; springers, smooth and fat, 28c; rough and poor, 2122o. Boston, Jan. 8. Wool Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces: Delaine washe'd, 88S5c; one-half blood combing, 7778c: three-eighths blood combing, 77c; delaine unwashed. 757to. Toledo, 0 Jan. 3. Wheat, $2 20; corn, $1. 90: oats. 82cj olover seed, old $16 65. new $16 75. Ex-Sheriff Shell M. Fisher, while at work on a garage last Monday fell from a ladder and fractured his loft arm. MUST FILE RETURN BY MARCH FIRST All Subject ta tocoir.3 Tax Mast Submit Statement. HEAVY PENALTY FOR FAILURE jj Returns Will Be Rigidly Checked an Assistance Given the Taxpayers by Government Officials In Every County In the United States 8ome Valuable Tips to tho Farmers of This District. Washington, Jan. 2. All good Americans who are making a fair liv ing are now called npon to pay, In tie way of an income tax, their share of the cost of the wrar. Whether or not be is subject to this tax is the ques tion every man must settle at once. In a few words this is the answer: Every unmarried man whose net in come is $1,000 or more and every married man or head of a family whose Income Is $2,000 or over, mtut pay the tax. Before March 1, 1918. he must file his return with the col lector of internal revenue in the district in which he lives or has his principal place of business. The man who thinks to evade this tax is making a serious error. Rev enue officials will be" In every county to check returns. Failure to make a correct return within the time speci fied Involves heavy penalties. "Net Income" means gross Income less certain deductions provided for by the act. The law defines income as profit, gain, wages, salary, commis sions, money or its equivalent from professions, vocations, commerce, .trade, rents, sales and dealings in property, real and personal, and Inter est from investments except Interest from government bonds, or state, mu nicipal, township or county bonds. In comes from service as guardian, trus tee or executor; from dividends, pen sions, royalties, or patents, or oil and gas wells, coal land, etc., are taxable. Normal Rate Is 2 Per Cent. The normal rate of tax is 2 per cent on net Incomes above the amount of exemptions, Vnich Is $2,000 in the case of a married person or head of a family and $1,000 In the case of a sin gle person. A married person or bead of a family is allowed an additional exemption of $200 for each dependent child if under -eighteen years of age or Incapable of self-support because defective. The taxpayer is considered to be the head of a family if he 13 actually supporting one or more per sons closeiy connected with him by blood relationship or relationship by marriage, or If his duty to support such person is based on some mora! or legal obligation. Debts ascertained to be worthless and charged off within the year and taxes paid except income taxes and those assessed against local benefits are deductible. These and other points of the income tax section of the war revenue act will be fully ex plained by revenue officers who will visit every county in the United States between Jan. 2 and March 1 to assist taxpayers in making out their returns. Officers to Visit Every Locality. Notice of their arrival in each io cality will be given in advance through the press, banks and poit offices. They will be supplied with income tax forms copies of which may be obtained also from collectors of Internal revenue. The bureau of internal revenue is seeking to impress upon persons sub ject to the ax the fact that failure to see this official In no way relieves them of the duty Imposed by law to (Continued on Eighth Page) CHAPMAN HEAD FOUR-MINUTE-MEN The Four-Minute-Men those patriot ic citizens who did yeoman service in Liberty Bond campaigns have joined the army promoting the United States War Savings movement. The period from this until the 19th will be marked by an intensive cam paign on the part of the Four-Minute Men for spreading the gospel of Thrift Stamps and U. S. War Savings Stamps. Assistance of these men, however, will be enlisted in some form or another for the entire period of the War Savings campaign. In a letter addressed to county chair men of the Four Minute-Men organiza tion in Ohio, it is suggested that they get in touch with the managers of mo tion picture theaters in their county and make definite arrangements for speak ing engagements. They are advised to take advantage of any public gathering for the purpose of exploiting the War Savings Stamps. The Four-Minute-Men are well organ ized in most communities, there being from 10 to 100 men accustomed to speak ing in public places on behalf of govern ment enterprises, all available for the War Savings Stamp campaign. Their efforts iu previous goverment campaigns have been highly productive. R. H. Chapmaa, of the Citizens Bank Co., is chairman ' of -Mercer County's Four-Minute-Men organization. 'Squire Albert Raudabaugh, former well known Center township man, la lying ser iously ill at his homo In this city, t Years before the Christian era, Confu dim, the Chinese philosopher, taught thin lesson: "The Injury of prodigality leads to this, that he who will not economize wll havo to agonlso." It Is eusy to save through the systematic pruchnse of t'nl- ted States War Savings Stamps. CHILDREN AND WAR SAVINGS It Is tho idea of the Ohio War Havings Committee that every Ohio boy and girl should be a purchaser of Thr'ft Stamps and United States War Savings Certlllctite Stumps. In this opinion, the committee has the concurrence f F. li. Pearson Ohio superintendent of public Instruction Ohio's quota of War Suvlngs Stamp sales Is $10 ,000,000. Of this amount, the 1,000.000 Ohio school children are expected to ubsorb $6,000,000. . It I sthe ambltipn of the state commit tee pluce Into effect a plun whereny every school room In the state will be. come a stump agency. Boys and girls will bo urged to bring-their pennies, nlcklfs and . dimes to school. At least once a week, it Is suggested, a period be set nsidrt for "Hanking Day", when the room will be a mlnature bank. The tea cher, aided by the older pupils, will be tho banker. She will receive the deposits. which in turn, will be used In tho pur chase of a 25-cent Thrift Stamp. As soon as tho pupil has "acquired enough Thr'ft Stumps to purchase a War Savings Certi ficate stamp, the purchase will be made and the pupil will bo In possession of an interest-bearing stamp. MERCER RED CROSS BENEFIT The following is the program of Ira B. Wilson's Christmas Cuntata, "The Ever lasting Light", to be given next Sabbath evening, Jan. 6th, in the M. E. church, nwrar. Dlilo. fo rthe benefit of tilt Red Cross, by the Rockford M. E. Choir com posed of 22 voices. No admission will be charged, but a Free-Will-Offering will be taken, all of which will be turned over to the Red Cross and credited to the Mercer School district on Its quota In the present drve for funds. Let everybodyb oost to make this offer ing not less than $50.00. 1. Piano Interlude. 2. Baritone Solo ad Chorus, "Break Forth into Joy." 3. Chorus, "He Shall Feed His Flock." 4. l'iano Duet. 5. Soprano Solo and Women's Chorus, 'Wonderful, Counsellor." 6. Chorus, "Arise, Arise." 7. Tenor Solo with Choir Accompani ment, "Bethlehem." 8. Tenor Solo, "And There Were Shep herds." 9. Chorus. "Hall to the Lord's Annoint- ed." 10. Contralto Solo with Choir Accom- palment. "The Virgin's Lullaby." 11. Contralto and Baritone Duet, u, Come to My Heart." 12. Alleluia Chorus. LOCAL BRIEFS Mrs. Henry Herdering, of West Fulton street, aged 60 years, met with a dis tressing accident when she fell and frac tured her left hip joint. The back door robs the house." said wise old George Herbert, who meant that waste accomplished the theft. Therefore end waste an dbuy United States War Savings Stamps with the money. . There will be an all-day meeting to morrow of the G. A. R. Post and Women's Relief Corps at their hall. An intsalla- tion of officers and dinner will be a fea ture of the occasion and all old veterans are invited to be present. K. At G. Alexander, of North Star, nnrke count v. were low bilders o nthe contract for building the extension of the Celina-Wabash inter-state highway, west of this city. There were four other bid ders. Ft. Recovery will have no farm insti- Hito thl vpar. No state aid was granted them this year, and this, coupled with the fact that war work is occupying consid erable time and demanding monetary con aidtratlon has caused the decision. The newly elected Board of Education of Jefferson township met last Tuesday oixnlnu- nnd oreaized bv electing D. D. Wolfe, president; John Lincoln, vice pres ident and J. M. Winter, secretary. Tne other members are H. A. Miesse, C. Hager and C. Dibble. O. B. Chivington,' who recently pur chased the Dues livery barn on South Main street, on which he made extensive repairs, moved into his property from the McGriff barn, the first of the week. The latter building is to be remodeled and oc cupied by the Celina Implement Co., now located on South Main street. .Tnhn Schuvler. for many years mana ger of the Schuyler meat market, owned his father, the late J. O. Schuyler, is now sole owner of that we'l known es tablishment, having achuired the interests nf the other heirs. He knows the busi- ness from A to Z and, of course will make it go. He has retained the serbices of Frank Fronefield, who has grown in fav of the establishment while cracking Jokes, across the meat block and handing out roasts of various kinds. The real estate firm of Borman and Hare started the new year in with a boom this week when they were the in stigators of the following big real estate transactions: The Ike Klser farm of 120 acres was sold to Roy Snavely. The Wm. J. Bibler farm of 120 acres to Hiram Hansel. Borman and Hare also purchased the A. W. Copeland farm of 160 acres, located near Neptune. Tm Staee-er. H. A. Slusser and Emanuel Buck, elected trustees of this (Jefferson township at the election last fall, qualified and organized last Tuesday. Staeger was made president. John Mr. M Winter is clerk. The trustees are al- so the health board. Buck being president and Winter secretary. DEMOCRATS WILL DOSS CITY AFFAIRS (Yllim's municipal ofllcers, new and old, ei-'Ud ut tho fall eluftiun, were worn Into ollli'o lust Tuesduy without much ceremony. Mayor Scranton entered upon his Hii'ottd term ad Clerk Winter upon his 'stuith. Former Marshal iHincun, Ki-piililit'Hii, ii Kill n tukt-s up the duties laid down by Marshal Shell Fisher by the edict of the voters. On tho Board of Affairs a new face Is seen A. L. McDonald along with Mes srs. Wels and Gray, re-elected. AU Dera. ooni ts. Of the six members of council four be gan their first terms Monday F.dltor GU berg, Rudolph Simon, J. VW McKee nnd I. H. Schunck. J. L. Morrow and S. L. Evans were rc-clcctcd. Four Oemociats and two Republican. DO YOU WANT A COUNTY AGENT? After a ,,rief outline of growth of Coun ty agent work and of the methods em p'oyed by counties In Ohio to secure the wrvlcr-s of un Agent by Mr. B. F. Riese al our preliminary meeting Monday af ternoon. It was decided to form a tem porary organization to secure the requir ed number of members to a co-operative Farm Bureau so as to obtain tho services of an Agent in Mercer County. For that purpose the following organi zation was formed. President, F. B. Blrkmeyer. Vice Presideht, J. F. Frahm. Sccretary-Treusurer, A. W. Bollenbach- er. The following were then named in their respective townships: Bl.-ckcreek Thomas Hill, Chairman; Frank Springer, John Byers, Ade Wink ler, I). Lelnlnger. Liberty A. W. Bollenbacher, Chairman; Peter. Krehni, Jacob Betzcl, Peter Linn, Tony Feibel. Washington Will Sprlggs, Chairman; J. P. Wright. Henry Schwartz, William Wiley, J. W. ' ;der. Recovery F. s ' Helby, Chairman; Nick Fullenkamp, L . .1 Mornlngstar, Dr. Fred Miller, Hirr.m Green, Walter Roop. Gibson Delphos Mott, Chairman; San- ford Watkins, Mike Brimer. Dublin Lew Eckhart, Chairman; Geo. G'NVll. Chas. Halfhlll, Harold Hays. Hopewell G. S. Nuding, Chalrmar; Chas. Ulrketts, Homer Adams. Joseph Luth, J. F. Frahm, B. F. Smith. Butlor F. B. Birkmeyer, E. J. Barker, Frank Coate, B. F. Gerdes, Henry Rentz, J H. Yaney. Marlon August Koester, Chairman; Clem Aloers, Fred Gottemoeller, John Kloinhentz. Franklin Harlow Burdge. Chairman; J. J. Bejiucliamp, F. A. C. Schweitcrman. Jeff H. P.allinger, Irwin Hole. Center H. S. Lewis, R. C. Springer, S. K. Copeland, Dayton Fast, W. H. Town send. Union L. H. Gallman, Wm. Hamilton, Lester Prcsho, Jeff Tingley. Jefferson Robert Riley, Z. Riley, Frank Stillbcrger. John F. Smith. Granville Frank Roemer, Anthony Kramer, Frank Gels, Frank Brunswic k, Frank Ehers, Geirge Rien , Don't wait for the committee from your township to call on you for your member ship but send it to him or see him your self. If you don't understand the work ask about it and become familiar with it. Let's nat bo slackers in this movement. Mr. Riess wll lbe in the County assist ing in the work and he is desirous of hav ing meetings held where he can explain the work more if any community so de sires. To secure his services you should got in communication with the president at once and arrange for dates. Trusting that by Saturday, January 12 we muy have our required number, that is the time of cur neyt meeting at Celina, Mayor's office at 1 p. m. Let every ono do his bit toward secur ing tin agent. F. B. BIRKMEYER, Pres. A. W. BOLLENBACHER, Sec'y. COUNTY AGENT ASSURED FOR AUGLAIZE Wnpakoneta Democrat The executive committee of the Aug- laide County Farm Bureau met with the County Commissioners, Saturday, on mat ters pertaining to the support the county Is required to give in maintaining a County Agrcultural Agent. CiarK s. Wheeler, Director of Agricultural Exten sion at tile Ohoi State University, was present at the meetng. He made the statement hat he hud been all over the state in this work and that Auglaize county has the making of one of the best and most efficient Farm Bureaus in Ohio. The commissioners passed a resolution granting the petition for a County Agent for the purpose of agricultural extension. President L. H. Hoelscher of the Farm Bureau Hnd his co-workers are according. ly elated. ANNUAL REPORT OF GLEASON W. C. T. U. Number of members 81. Amount on hand beginning year.. $42 42 Dues received 4b 80 Money received from Hat campign 74 57 Song l ooks. Hand Books, Pins and other collections ' 18 iS Total IS2 77 AMOUNT EXPENDED Blotters $2 00 Song Books and Pins 6 80 Campaign Hats F'lwers Convention Expenses. . . Flowers Campaign Literature... 1 26 3 00 65 2 50 1 00 County Dues 13 S3 Sluto Dues 17 25 Campaign Stationary, and Postage "0 Campaign Posters 1 60 Campaign Lecture, and Lec ture in the schools 13 75 Campaign money to Coun ty W. C. T. U 15 00 To County Dry Federation .. 10 00 Total 91 05 Amount remaining In Bank.. $91 72 MRS. W. T. PALMER. Press Superintendent. ARE YOU LOOKINQ FOR STEADY JOB? The State Civil Service Commission will send a special representative -to Celina! January 26th, to conduct the examination of applicants for the position of superln lendent and mutron of the Mercer couty InMrmsry, which will be held at the court house In that city. Only resdents of this county are eligible to participate In this examination, which Is called for the pur pose of mukng It posslblo to muke a per manent appointment to both placed. Ap plication blanks which must be filed with the Stale Civil Service Commission at Columbus at leust three days before Die date of examination, muy be secured elltlior at the nlllce of the county auditor o rliy addressing the commission at Col umbus. NO RED TAPE BUSINESS NOW Ohio State Journal, Jan. 4. Precedents almost as old as the Colum bus Union Station Itself were smashed yesterday when solid trains of coal cars, drawn by fust engines, passed east ward through the Union Station with right of way over passenger trains. In an effort to relieve the coal shortuge In the Eust. Old station employes hardly could be lieve their eyes when they saw a coul truin coming Into the station. ORGANIZE FOR THE YEAR'S WORK At a meetiug at the parsonage last Monday, members of the Presbyterian congregation took a survey of the past year's work and launched that of the coming year. After hearty greetings and a prayer the business part of the program was taken up. John Rauda baugh and E. S. Philley were re-elected trustees, and L. G. McMillen chosen the new member of the board. A. M. Riley was elected treasurer and B. L. Kiudell and Earl Wagner members of the finance committee. I The election of Sunday-school officers resulted in the retention of the old, effi cient workers A. W. Fishbaugh, super intendent, and L. G. McMillen, assist ant; Miss Leona Winter, organist, and Miss Noami Fennig choir leader and director. At the conclusion of the business ses sion the C. E. members served an appe tizing luncheon. A forward movement in all branches of church work was ad vocated with an earnestness likely to bring results. Rev. Horn's ministry has added greatly to the growing spirit of the work. WAS SURE LOW PROOF WHISKY IlTe is a new one. A number of the Youngstown saloonists are claiming that their whisky is of such low proof that it will freeze if it is not kept well warmed. As a result, during a recent cold spell, they demanded coal for their places of busine-;, and according to reports, suc ceeded in getting it, despite the short age that brought hardship to hundreds of homes. The Youngstown Telegram explains why the proof is reduced in the following: "For wliivky to freeze is a new thing to must persons, but that is explained away by the who say when they that on account of the been necessary to reduc supposedly by the addit tie water somewhere 5aloonists, v nnt coal r taxst has th proof, ion t a IU iiI :' the line. The public had been led to believe tbe increased price on whis ky had covered the war tax, but now it leaks out that the price boost was not sufficient and so the proof lias been lowered. "The consumer is consequently only asked to pay some 20, 30, 40 of whatever per cent it is more than than formerly for whisky that is 20, 30 or 40 per cent, maybe, weaker than the old-time kind with the mule kick in it But for tbe cold wave ;t 'is possible that the lower proof of whisky might not have been (iiscovered. THE GRIM REAPER A. M. Truby. a veteran of the Civil War, aged 77, died at his home at Rock ford lust Monday. Death resulted from gangrene. He is survived by two sons Ralph, a college instructor, and Reginald, a member of the hospital corps at Nor folk, Va... and three daughters Mrs. B. H. Sidle, of Grover Hill; Mrs. J. B. Fair, of Rockford, and Miss Lida, at home Funeral services were held Wednesday. Joseph VanFleet, probably one of the oldest residents of the county, died at hid home in Center tmvnshp last Sunday. He was born In Harden county, Kentuc- ny, in 1825 and was a veteran of the Civil War Funeral services were held at Nep tune last Tuesday. The two months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gardenhire. of East Anthony street, ill for sometime, passed away last Saturday morning. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon. Joseph Steen, aged 77, a well known pioeer resident of the north end of the couty, died at his home at Rockford last Wednesday night. Death was due to liright's disease. His wife and several children survive him. John T. Coakley died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Klelbocker on Dec. 30, of a complication of diseases. He was born at Verona, Ky.. on October 9, 1857. and was aged 61 years. 2 months, and 21 days. His wife preceded him in deth some years ago. One daughter, Mrs. John Kleibecker, with whom he has made his home for the past three years, sur vibes to mourn the death of a kind and indulgent father. Funeral services were held at Holy Trinity church on Wednesday morning and burial was In Holy Trinity cemetery east of town. Coldwator Chronicle. FUTURE ARMY TO DE RAISED FROM CLASS 1 Washington. Jan. 3. All men for the wnr armies still to he raised by the I'nl- led Stutes wll Icome from class one un der the new selective conscript plun. That meuns the nation's fighting Is to be done by young men without families depen dent UHin their labor for support and un- killed In necessary industrial or agricul tural work. Provost Marshal General Crowder an nounced the new policy In an exhaustive ii port upon the operation of tne selective draft law submitted today to Secretary linker Hnd sent to Congress. He says class one should provide men for all mili tary needs of th country ai d to accom plish that object lie urges amendment of the draft law so as to provide that all men yho have reached their 21st birth days since June 5, 11117, shall be required to register for classification. Also, in the Interest of fulr distribution of tho mili tary bu id. -n. he projHises that the quotas of states or districts be determ'ned here after on teh basis of the numbi r of men In class one, and not upon population. MIND GONE BY BOOZE ROUTE George Kruse, a one time well known resident of Ft. Recovery, was in the Probate Court last Wednesday before Drs. Brunim and Miller as to his sanity, upon whose testimony he was sent to the Toledo State Hospital. He has been an inmate of tbe county infirmary for several months, broken in health and spirits, as the result of years of dissipa tion. A few days since he attempted to take own his life. ARE YOU IN TAX INCOME CLASS? In a communication received by this paper, Collector of internal Kevenue, Frank B. Niies, announces that a federal income tax ofllcer will be sent into this county on January 2, 11118. and will be here until January 11), 1H18. He will have his office In the Court House in this city, and will lie there every day ready and willing to in-!p persons subject to the in-com- lav in ke out their returns without any cost U them for his services. Ev or ) $2.i''m. sn ' over . married person living with wife l:. ml who has a net income of : .viir, and every unmarried per has a net income of $1,000 or . . yea: must make a report. I: Linns of income for the year 1917 must be made on forms provided for the purpose before March 1, Ki'8. Because a good many people do not undersaand the law and do not know haw to make out '.heir n turn.-, t'ir gnvi-rnmenf !m pending in this expert lo do it for them, liui th duty is on the taxpayer to make himself known to the Federal government. If he does not make return as requred before March 1. he may have to pay a penalty rungi. , from $20 to $1,000, pay a fine or go to jail. If you are not sure about be ing ml.Jcct to the tux, beter ask him and make sure. Whether you see the income tux man or not you must make return If subject to tax. Of course, persons resident in other counties may. if they wish, come and see the income tax man who will tie here. The Collector suggests that every body slart figuring up now his income and ex penses so as to be ready with the figures when the expert arrves. Expenses, how ever, dn not mean family expenses, mon ey used to pay off the principal of a debt, new machinery, buildings, or anything like that. They mean what you spend in making your money-iteiest, taxes paid, hired help,- amount paid for goods sold, seed, stock bought for feeding, rent (ex cept for your dwelling), etc. Income in cludes about every dollar you get. REV. REITZ TO BE INSTALLED SUNDAY At the regular service next Sunday ev ening, Rev. Heitz. who was recently re called by St. John's Luthran congrega tion of this city, will be installed as its pastor exclusively, Rev. Brown of St. Marys, having charge of the service. Be. ginnin;,- with next Sunday services will be heM regularly Sundays, morning and evening. At the quarterly business meeting of the congregation last Tuesday the follow ing oPieers were chosen: Elder, Henry Moorman; Deacon. Gust Myrenius; Trus uee, Curl Klenz; Secretary, P. W. Deitsch; Treasurer, Fred Luudahn; Or gnnist. Miss Esther Diener. At the same the following Sunday school ofllcers were elected: Superinten dent, " 11. Hecht; Secretary, Miss Es ther Diener; Treasurer, John Mesarvey. The teachers weer all re-elected. PERSONAL Mrs. Richard Raudabuugh, of Lansing, Mich., has been spending the week In this city, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. S.P. McGriff. Mrs. Chas. Hainiine, of Hopewe-l town, ship, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Nina Cowan Jacobs, at Black, Tex as, where she was called by the tatter's Illness, returned home last Friday. She reports her sister improved In health. Corporal Ellory Miller, Bert Fry and Romie Houck wtre at home over Sunday from Camp Sherman. Albert Stein from the same camp and Freeman Albery were ulso home and remained until after the New Tear. Miss Lena Steinbrunner, a former 'de puty In the County Auditor's office in this city, but now a nurse in the Grant hos pital at Columbus, spent Monday here the guest of her brother, ex-Auditor Stein brunner. She was on her way to Ft. Re. co very for a visit with her parents.