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. w-War Saving Stamps are toe answer of a Rreat democracy to the demand for a democratic form of government aecurltj. Thej have behind them the entire reaource of the government and people of the'Unlted Statei. The
L- War Saving. Stamp plan ia almple, atraightforward and certain. The holder of the certificate cannot loae unleaa your country loaea, and if it lose your money ia worthleaa and your liberty in the handa of Pmaalana. NA DEMOCRAT Traitor dollarsthe dollars spent lor the Kaiser arc those spent lor any item tbat deprives the govern ment of any element of war supply. Patriotic dollars those spent lor un cle Sam can be made to do double doty. Buy War Savings Stamps. 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. A ItoHIS MaS. tll lauraS u ta Callaa. OHI. tt an aa l-aU Mil xtw. Volume 22, Number 42 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, January 25, 1918 CELI FOOD, MUNITIONS AND GOAL MOVE Embargo Declared on All Other Freight Shipments. MANY PLANTS CLOSED DOWN Unable to Divert Coal From th Stream Flowing to the More Essen tlal Industrie Zone 8ystem of Fuel Distribution to Be Put Into Operation Ohio Coal Prices Ars Reduced. Washington, Jan. 84. An unofficial ban on all freight except food, fuel and mumttocs practically Is In effect east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio and Potomac riven, as a re sult of Director General MoAdoo'a authorised embargo on three eastern trunk lines. Although the official restriction was applied formally only to the Pennsyl vania and the Baltimore and Ohio east of Pittsburgh and the Phlladel- phla and Rradlng, other railroads ac cepted little freight, particularly If It was destined for eastward movement. The situation probably will con tinue for several days, until mlldsr weather permits railroads to begin to move the great quantity of general freight accumulated during the last two week! rf winter storms. Factor contributing to the unoffi dal eastern embargo were the prior ity of movement for ooal and food stuffs, and the continued preference In coal deliveries given to domestic consumors, ships and oertaln war In dustries which were exempted from the fuel administration's general closing order. Scores of manufacturing plants, cn able to divert coal from the stream flowing to the mors esientlal Indus tries, remain closed or are prepared to suspend operations In a day or two When their available coal stocks are gone. This fact, and the knowl edge of many shippers that ordinary freight had little chance of protrpt delivery, tended to curtail the ship ment offering. To reduce lallroad mileage in haul lng of coal, some sort of a zone sys tem of coal distribution probably will be put Into operation by the railroad and fuel administration within a week. Plans for such an arrange ment were discussed at a conference between Director General McAdoo and Fuel Administrator Garfield, both of whom announced later that they were working In entire unison In de veloping a plan of greatest efficiency for coal transportation. The number of ships awaiting bunker coal at Atlantic ports is smaller, but freezing of coal In the cars still hampers dumping, and ice In harbors Interferes with lighterage Coal prices in the Deerfleld or Pal myra field and In the Maeslllon and Jackson districts of Ohio were reduc ed by the fuel administration. Run of mine prices were cut from $3.75 to $3.25 and prices on prepared sizes from $4 to $3.50. The price of screen ings remains the same. Pcmerene Appeals to Wilson. Washington, Jan. 24. Senator Pomerene appealed to President Wil son to further modify the fuel sec tion order so as to relieve condition in imio, wnicn tho aescnoed as "worse than bad." What action tho president will take was not disclosed. REPUBLICANS MAYHOLD PfiE-PRIMARY MEETING County Advisory Committees to Be Organized. Columbus, Jan. 23. The Republi can state central aud advisory, com mittees at their meeting here indors ed a plan of forming county advisory committees with an aggregate mem bership of 2,000 In the tate. There was much talk, also, of calling a pro primary ft ate convention next spring, but action was deferred until after the organizations have been com pleted. The date for this Is March 10. The pre-primary convention' would be for the purpose of recom mending to Republican Voters a nom inee for governor to be selected at the August primaries and of giving' expression to other party aspirations, this convention would consist of the county and state advisory committee men. , Candidacies were not mentioned at the meeting, although former Cover-1 nor Willis, .Mayor Davis of Cleveland and Edwin Jones, Jackson, and oth ers who have been mentioned in gubernatorial gossip, attended. The central committee elected C. 0. Kilbtiry to succeed the late W. A. Cordill in the Ninth (Toledo) district. Not to Conscript Wealth. London, Jan. 24. Great Britain' average dally war expenses atv present are about $35,158,770, Chancellor of the Exchequer Bonar Law told the. house of commons. He declared the government at present has no Inten tion of conscripting wealth. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Have you enlisted in the army of savers for your country and yourself uuy wa Savings Stamps. I TWO LOCAL MEN IN LIST Eight special pension measures Intro duced by Congressman B. F. Welty have already pasted the House of Representa tives In the two omnibus bills thus far considered at the present session. They provide for pensions or Increases of pen sion. W. L. Groves, of this city, and George Hedrick,' of Ft. Recovery are among those who will be benefited. KSorc S2 ercer County Bars la France. Information has reached this city that Okla H. Knox, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Knox, former well known residents of this city. Is now in France with Uncle Sam's army, and that Wm. Landfalr, a son of Mrs. Nell Landfalr, of this city, la in England with an Aviation corps. Herbert Halnllne, son of Mr. ad Mrs. Nathan Hulnllne, has been In France since Dec ember. W. H. Baatlan, while In this office the latter part of last week Informed us that his son. Jay, was on his way to France and by this time has probably landed In that country. TROUBLE BEGINS FOR KAISER BILL A dispatch from Amsterdam of January 25 announces that there la severe rioting Thursday In Berlin. Reports state that mobs were marching In the streets ana demanding peace. The following officers were Installed at the K. of P. lodge last Friday night. A. W. FUhbaugh, acting as installing officer: Bert Morraon C. C. V. C. George Muter. Prelate Ray Collins. H. of Arms Clyde Thomas. M of Work A, W. FUhbaugh. Inner Guard W. Steele. Outer Guard L. Pumphrey. K. of R. 8. O. Huffman. M. of Ex. J. Dull. M. of F.-o-Sam Evans. only EiGHTSHiPs sunk British Losses Duplicate 8lnklngs of the Previous Week. London, Jan. 24. Again the sink ings of British merchantmen by mine or submarine have been held at a low point Only six Teasels of 1,800 tons of over and two under that tonnage were destroyed In the last week, ac cording to the admiralty report The sinkings ot British merchant men for the last weok duplicate the sinkings for the previous week six large ships sad two small ones. In the previous week two fishing vessels also were suck; in the last week the fishing craft escaped entirely. The admiralty reports of Jan. 1 and Jan. 9 give the sinkings as 21 mer chantmen, of which IS were over 1,600 tons In each case. THE MARKETS Eaat Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 14. Cattle Prime steers, $lt BO014 80; shipping steers, til 7E91I 10; butcher steera, $10 50 1! Tf; heifers. St 50012; cows. $4 7510 10; bulla, fl 50 10 75; fresh cows and springs. S5O014O; calves. I718 25. Ilora Heavy. 117 75017 85; mixed and Yorkers, 17 76 917 SO; light Yorkers and plars. 117(717 25; roughs, $1 2591 6; stags, Sheep and LamlM Yearlinpi, siIfilT; wether. US 60014; ewes, $7011; mixed sheep, I1S01S 60; Iambs, 114011. Receipts Cattle, 400; hogs. 4,000; sheep and lambs, 1,000; ealvea, 150. Chicago, Jan. 24 Cattle Native beef steera. S8 50012 M; stockers and feeders, $7 10010 20; cows and heifers, St 10011 85; calves, SI 25 016 60. Hog Ight, tli 8O01S 70; mixed. SIS 10 IS 80; heavy, SI 10011 10; roughs. Sit 10011 26; pigs, 12 75015 20. Sheep and Lambs Wethers, II 700 18 25: lambs, S14 40017 60. Receipts Cattle, 1,000; hogs, 17,000; sheep and Iambs, 12,000. Cleveland, O., Jan. 24. Rattle Choice fat steers, SU (0012; butcher steers; $10011 60; heifers. 180 10 50; bulls, $9 60010 60; eows, $802 50; choice calves, 115 10018. Hogs Yorkers, heavies, mediums and pigs, S17 25. roughs, t15 75; stags, 214 75. Lambs Good to choice, 118018 50. Receipts Cattle, 200; hogs, 2,000; sheep and Iambs, 1,500; calves, 160. Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 24. Cattle Steers, S12 60012; heifers, St 75 010 60; cows, S8 50010: top calves. Sit 26. Hon Heavies, S17 75018: heavy YorK- ers, S17 90018; light Yorkers, S17 76013; rigs. S17 25017 60. Sheep and Liambe) Top sheep, sit; top lambs, S19 26. Receipts Hogs, 1,090; sheep and Iambs, 1,000: calves, 200. Cincinnati, O., Jan. 24. Cattle Steers, S7013; heifers, S7011 71; rows, J9 25010; calves, f01t. Hoes Packers and butchers, 117 25: common to oholce, 810016 50; pigs and lights. S120M 75; stags. S1O012 26. Hheep and lambs Sheep, 16 25011; lambs. 210018 50. Receipts Cattle, 700; hogs, 1,400; sheep nnd iambs, none. Baltimore, Md.. Jan. 24. Butter Fancy creamery, 6206.lo; Ohio rolls-, 35c; store packed, 84 036c. Eggs Nearby and western firsts, (50 61c; cold storage, 44045c. Poultry Chickens: Old hens (4 Iba and over), 2!o; small to medium, 28c; old roosters. 18017c; youngers, smooth and fat, 2!03Oc; rough and poor, 28027a. Boston, Jan. 24. Wool Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces: Delalno washed, tS085c; one-half blood combing, 77078c; three-eighths blood combing, 77078o; delaine unwashed, 75 (J'76c. Toledo, O., Jan. 24. Whent, f? 20; corn, 81 70: oats, 86e: lover need, old' fit 80, new SIS 40. CHURCH OF OOD Rev. W E. Turner, Pastor CELINA Sunday school at t a. m. As there has been a shortage of fuel there has been no services, but there will be services on Sunday morning, so all members of the school and church are urged and request- ed to be present at these service Preach. Inn acMilna a rAm DiiMaw anhaAl 1hasis& I lng service after Sunday school. There will be no services In the evening. NEPTUNE In order to conserve the fuel supply, the Sunday school will oe held at 1:30 p. m. for thla one Sunday. Preaching services after Sunday school. No services In the evening. The condition of Supt. Pogue, of the Celina publlo schools, operated upon at a la.. m . . I voiumous nospiuu a wa or mon u, reported as not very satisfactory. THE SELECTS ARE OFF TO SHERMAN The last contingent of Mercer Coenty's first quota of selects for the National Ar my are now at Camp Sherman, having left here yesterday morning seventeen strong, At a meeting at the court-room Wed nesday afternoon they were showered with honors and made to feel that the folks at home were proud of them. The meet ing was caled to order by Judge Younger, and was addressed by Hon. P. E. Kenney, who made a heart-to-heart talk to the ooys, praising them for the part they were about to take at the moat critical period of the world's history and warn lng them against the pitfalls that so often confront the soldier during bis leisure moments. Following Mr. Kenneys remarks a com. mlttee o fthe Celina Business Association and a committee of ladles of the local Red Cross chapter, presented them with sou venlr boxes and comfort kits. The boys who made u pthls last contin gent are: CARL, EARL FISHER. LAWRENCE BURGMAN. JOHN HUELSKAAMP. FRANK HENRT DUES. ROBERT H. KALLMYER. EDWARD F. FELTZ. LAWRENCE B. ROSENGARTEN. RAYMOND STUDER. FRANK H. WUEBKER. PHILIP P EMERICK. WALTER 'j. BURKE. SEBASTIAN BRAUN. ADO J. PUL8KAMP. WILLIAM MARTINS. GEORGE YALE MEYER. RAY A. FENNIG. ADAM J. BURCH. Owing to the order rf the fuel adminis tration making Mondays fuelless days In certain Delds, displays of articles for the Neptune farmers' institute need not be placed on Monday, as the rule governing the entries baa been extended to Tuesday, February 5. REDCROSS FINANCIAL BEPORT The Mercer County Red Cross submits the following financial report covering the receipts and expenditures of the organ! xaton from Its beglnnlg in July, 1817 un til January 1, 1918. A number of the organizations of the county have not yet completed their fi nancial campaign neithtr have all who have pledged themselves to a liberal do nation to thla splendid work paid In their pledge. The books of the organization are open for inspection at any time and the Red Cross would be pleased to have any one Inspect them and especially those who feel that the Red Cross Is an organization for "graft". We want you to know just how and for what the money contributed is expended. RECEIPTS General Fund- Annual Dues.3500 83500.00 Subscribing Dues, 181 362.00 Contributing Dues, 19 96.00 Sales of Insignias 395.32 Miscellaneous 38.60 Military Relief Fund- Donations and Subscriptions... 6662.91 Miscellaneous Fund- Life Membership, 1 26.00 First Aid, 1 60 Total 911069.23 EXPENDITURES General Fund- Postage, Stationary A Printings 87.79 Telegraph and Telephone - 21.24 Cost of insignias 181.39 Miscellaneous Expense 49.03 Military Relief Fund- Supplies 4067.48 Miscellaneous Fund- Due Washlngeon Annual Dues 3600 1750.00 Subscribing Dues. 181 269.50 Contributing Dues, 19 67.00 Life Membership, 1 - 26.00 First Aid, 1 60 Total 86498.93 Cash on hand to bal. Jan. 1, Ml. 4570.30 $11069.23 NEW COURT SUITS FILED Sophena Hess vs. Perry Baker, Treasurer of Mercer county, Ohio, Is a case filed n Common Pleas Court last Saturday Plaintiff alleges in her peti tion that she la assessed for curb and gutter along her premises In Coldwater, and that same was consaructed notwith standing that she had built a curb and gutter which should have been left stand. ing and which added an extra cost of S6t to the assessment. She asks that the Treasurer be restrained from collecting said assessment. P. E. Kenney Is attor ney for the plaintiff. J. H. Green, through his attorney John Kramer filed suit on Tuesday, In Common Pleas Court aginst L. C. Blnkley, Grace A. Blnkley, A. Blnkley, A. R. Messinger and The Minster Loan and Savings Co. Plaintiff asks that Judgment be found against defendants in the $10,000 which amount he claims being due on a promls ory note with Interest, and that the real estate given to secure the note be sold and that proceeds of sale be applied on said mortgage indebtedness. Addle Crouch, through her attorney W. E. TouVelle, last Tuesday filed suit In divorce In Common Pleas Court against Charles M. Crouch. Plaintiff sets forth In her petition that she has, since their marriage, conducted herself as a true and faithful wife of said Charles M. Crouch. That defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty, and since the 23rd day of October. 1916, the defendant has failed and wilfully neglect ed to provide her with the common nec essaries of life, so that she has been com pelled to live on her own exertions. That be has been guilty of extreme cruelty; that he has been guilty of habitual drunk, enness for the past three years. Plaintiff claims she is owner In her own right of aevral pieces of real estate to &nd that the defen- ... .... dant be barred of any right, title or in terest Ih same; that she be restored to her former name of Addle Vlning, and all other proper relief reasonable. 04 Tim to Hal Toar Lag to IIIU. Attention, cnttomersl Get your logs sawed at the old mill ground of WM MONROB, three miles north of Cold- stjai A 1i4aa SaaltMsa Bl U Is nl A "4 I Bring your logs while the snow lasts. w. auw v., , . HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Have you enlisted In the army of savers for your country and yourself T Buy War Savings Stamps. KAISER HAS TO VACATE SUNDAY IFTIIIS DOPE GOES In comuncatlon to the Meadvllle, Pa, Trblune-Republican a few days ago, Mrs. C. C. Shorts made the following analysis of the Book of Revelations and Ita con- nuotlnn with t Via hMa.nl wnr!H war! nertlon with the present world war "Recently my attention was called to the Uth chapter of the Book of Revela tions us applying to present world con ditions. I have always looked upon Bible prophealtn as being either too deep or too voirue to be applied to our own tlmej, so X tegan my Investigation and the mor I read this chapter and compered It with events at itesent and of the past three year., tli0 more I becamo irt rested. And now I t tfer the following rotes, hoping 'hat 'U readers will Investigate for themselves and corre. me If I am wrong In any of my statements. Verse 1 reads. 'And L stood upon the sands of the sea and aaw a beast rise up out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns and upon hta horns ten crowns ad upon his head the ame of blasphemy.' The German empire la composed of the following: Twenty-six states and divis ions. The kngdoms of Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony and Wurtemburg. The grand duchies of Baden, Hesse, Macklenburg- Schwerln. Macklenburg-Strellts. Alden. burg and Saxe-Welmar; the duchies of Anhalt, Brunswick. Saxe-Altenburg, Saxe-Coburg-Qotha. and Saxe-Nelnlngen The principalities of Leppe-Demold, Reuss-Orets, Reuss-Schleii, Schamborg- Llppe, Schwalzborg-Rodolstadt and Wal deck-Pyrmont; the free towns of Bremen, Hamburg and Lobeck. and ahe Imperial territory of Alsace-Lorraine (Enc Brit. Vol. 11, Page 806.) Add to these 26 states Germany's col onial possessions as another clasa of pot Itllal division and we find an empire com. posed of 27 parts. The beast too, had 27 carta: Seven heads. 10 horns and 10 crowns. "Verse 2 describes: The beast, giving him the bruta'lty of the bear. The blood thirstiness of the lion and the deceit and treachery of the leopard, all of which characteristics have been shown by the world's enemies In this present war. "Verse 3 reads: 'And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death and his deadly wound was healed.' It Is well known that the Kaiser has been operated on for cancer of the throat, which is us ually a deadly disease, but ne has recov ered. "Verse 5 reads: 'And there was given him a mouth, speaking great things and blasphemy, and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months." Great things ad blasphemy. What better des cription could there beof the Kaiser's speeches, when he tells his troops that they are the chosen of God and that he is God's vice regent, and then be sends forth his soldiers to rob and rape, pillage and burn an innocent neutral country like Belgium, and his diplomats to lie and de ceive. Verses t, 7, 8, 9, ad 10 are descriptive of Germany's early successes in the war, and the fate which awaits her. Verses 11 and 12: 'And I behold anoth er beast coming out of the earth and he bad two horns like a lamb and he spoke a draeon. And he exercised all the power of the first beast before him and cause th the earth and them tnat aweu therein to worship the first beast whose deadly wound waa healed.' 'Aunstria-Hungary, the ally or uer- many. Is an empire cornposea ui iww , . a kingdoms, often known as ahe dual mon archy, as ISt John puts It, -naving two horns as a Iamb.' Her part in tne war has been that of the understudy of Ger many, the willing tool of the Kaiser, her troops have been at his disposal, sne De ran the war when he was ready In a& cordance with his wishes. In other words. she 'causeth the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast. Also Austrla-Hcngary Is almost a land locked empire, as St. John says, "She rnmth uDout of the earth,' and not out of the sea as the first beast. Verse 13: "And he doeth great won ifora ao tha he maketh fire to come down I from heaven on earth in the sight of men.' I Th fterman trooos were the irst ana i t think tha only ones, to use liquid fire I in battle to the consternation of their op- ponents. Varana 18 and 17: 'And ne causetn au, i hoth amall and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark In their right I hand or In their forehead, and tnat no man might buy or sell save he that had the mark or the name of the beast or tne number of his name.' In Germany, for the past two years the necessities of life hav been so scarce, but so well distri buted that they have devised a card ays- or her every wee, snowing " """" (and a very small amount It is, too) of bread or potatoes or fish which may be ort rtnrinir the week, then no more I . Km.irht of that article until the ! . - , . j .y,- ... I MglMra?0'." rZ7;:t ftiu. suance oi .o ; r.'Tt; U1Q ucrumu f,v , beast; the name of the person to whom the card Is Issued and a number, so 'that no many may buy nor sell save he that hath the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name. ...h ni.ii aa thla has ever been WO SU(n pm M . I adopted before by any country a! any d nrohably no other country but I .rnclent Germany would have devised so ?i ZZ. . . ....- it u certainly ,f.w,- .. t'.wM havA been so I rtHhcri in vision nearly two thous- weu aescriDeu iu and veara before being put into pur-1 ' ,r io .itroM i. wtariom. Let him -u. '.j..rHin oount the nura- w . .... K.t r. it la the number of ju, v. . .1 hundred, thro score an dsix.' This prophecy then applies not only to a government but to a man, ana tne numoer ova onpw.ioi. , ,-onnprtnd with that man. The Kaiser January 27. 1869, the great I war hnran July 27. 1914. Do a little arithmetic and you will find that It Is tti months to the very day from the date or the Kaiser's birth to the beginning of the mat war Looking back at verse i we are told that 'Power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.' Counting from July 27, 1914, the Kaiser's next birthday, when It this prophecy is true and correct his power will be broken either by death, political reform, or mill- i.rv dafnat. Watch January 27. 19181" 'THE SHOW OF DIRTY POLITICS" ILeadlna- Editorial In The Toledo News B. Havtna- done all it could to disclose, with aid and comfort to the enemy, the errors and weaknesses of our war man At iris.A Oiata OuhaS nieiu. we umiou plunges Into an acrimonious political crimination and recrimination. , and It Is nuinini w vin b. u( together for a glorious national cause. Up to the time that Stone hee-hawed, in.- - i .it. Ji I V. . . . V. I for the oniy vi,te reason of ratiabllltatlnB I . . . . .... .... . , . , . . 1 s. . nan at wiaauun ju&uu. i. himself with the administration. Congress has patriotically forgotten partlaonshlp. More than once it has taken votes or patriotic Republicans to put through nec essary measures requested by the Demo cratlo admlnlatraion. It is to the glory If the Republican par. ty that Ita representatives In Congress helped to bestow upon the Democratic ad ministration the necessary, but the most autocratic powers in American adminis tration that It did not hesitate to seek the advice and substantial aid of able Repub llcana In carrying on the war. Ana tne whole country was content. Now comes Stone and others to stir up dirty political turmoil and the other side Imports that professional vllUfler of all I men asd measures not his, Roosevelt, to add his meanest to the foul mess and thus oerhaDS. recover his standing as a Re publican partisan. The sDlrit which prevailed In the recent Investigations was the outgrowth of par- ty hostility and. In some cases, personal malignity, President Wilson Is Justined in splitting with that part of Congress that wants to split for polities' sake. He Is wholly excusable for bursting forth with the pub lic declaration that the political move springs out of opposition to the admin (stratum's whole policy rather than out of any serious Intention to reform Its practice. The country will stand behind the pres. ldent. It wants war business, not poli tical vaudeville, with Stone, Penrose, Roosevelt and their like as prima donna. I danseuse and "funny man. Address a of Lads vT anted Following Is a list of names of regis trants of this county, whose addresses are row unknown to the local draft board. Queslonalres were sent to their last known address, but have all been return ed unclaimed to the board. Anyone who can give any information aa to the where a bouts of the boys should communicate at once with the draft board, thereby saving the registrants an undue lot of trouble. Albert Pohl, Celina. Otto D. Goodson, Coldwater. Chas. Lane, Celina. James Goodrich, St. Marys. Luther Mowery, Celina. Clifford Goodwin, Elgin, O. Chas. D. Dcran, Celina. Chas. Burdeu, Coldwater. Geo. Greenwood, Celina. Jos. Hosea Stevens, Montezuma. Arthur Mlllervllle, Burkettsville. Frank R. Haeger, Celina. Albert Siegrist, Ft. Recovery. Frank Hoydo, Rockford. THE GRIM REAPER Aloys Desch, aged 31 years, a former Celina boy, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Desch, died at his home at Newark, Ohio, last Tuesday. His Illness was brief. death resulting from pneumonia. The deceased was born here, and with his sisters, Mary and Matilda, left Celina six years ago, taking up their residence in Newark, where Mr. Desch was e gag- ed in the drug business. His remains were brought to this city yesterday and taken to the home of John H. Gast, North Walnut street, being accompanied by his sisters and Fred and Mary Adams. Fun eral services were held at the Catholic church this morning. The two-montbs-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Black, residing in Butler township. ded after a brief illness, Saturday. Fun eral set vices were held from Swamp Col lege church, Tuesday. Mrs Herman Kohlmyer, a well known Coldwater lady, ded at her home there last Sunday after several weeks Illness. Her maiden name was Caroline Obrlnger. she Is survived by Ave children Mrs. Ellen Gordon, of St. Marys; Henry, at Lima, and Lewis, Robert and Mary, res- idents of Coldwater. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church at Coldwater. Wednesday. Mrs. Lura Keister, nee Hole, wife of Lloyd Keister, a former well known bar ber of this clay, died at her home at St. Marys last Saturday. She was 29 years of age. Death was due to tuoercciosis. Funeral services took place at St. Marys. ANOTHER MEETING CALLED The farmers' meeting held at the city 1 11 ,ki. .1... Ot wa. wall at. ,m"- ' ,. tended, considering extreme com weauier and showed that a decided nteresi is De lng manifested In the work. After a general outline of work as be 1HK done throughout the state by Assist ant State Leader Mr. A. Ji. Anaerson, oi Columbus, a general discussion resulted which made things much plainer and re- suited in a new determlaton on part or I committee present to secure a Farm Bu- reau so Mercer county can be consdered .!, . .i.n Iti, ml rnnHltlnn.l 7"'-7" II" i;".;:: " " ox ioaay ana vuiua u. . "ioraer mat me present stnie may ne i Agrcultural Agent. brought to a speedy end. Roll call of different townships showed Be it further. Resolved. That we will that only a small percent was represented I and only one being able to make any re- I y"i iau ui vm - - ported a paid up membership of $26. Of the other townships present, nothing had been done owing to the extreme cold weather, but said they would make anecial effort to secure Quota by our next meeting which will be Saturday, Feb. 2, 1918, at 1 p. m. at the City Hall. Celina, u.i.voa . .u..0..... ... wmcn case aue notice wm ue nwae oi change. To those who were not present Monday let us again urge that they con- tinue their membershp campaign and meet with us on above oate witnout rau. We feel certain this la to be a success and to make It such, we ask the assist- ance of all farmers and farmers' friends in Mtrcer county. Let's be up and doing, and assist our government, when they are trying to assist us. Thanking you all for what you have done and asking you again to continue thla work and come Saturday, Feb. I, with a large membership from each eoun. ty, we are Yours for better agriculture TEMPORARY ORGANIZATION. F. B. Birknwyer. NEW SEEDS FOR FARMERS The Department of Agriculture has off- - I ered for dlaarlbutlon in each Congression. al Datrlct the following experimental seed packages, for use by farmers who desire to try out a new crop: (0 four-pound - packages of Kanaa. alfalfa. 70 two-pound I stat iLta swan nf RrahhBm vrta natal Si lfMI twrka, ' "- pound packagee of Wilson soy beans, and WO one-pound packages of Sudan grass The Department wlU send any or all of these experimental packages to farmers I will niBMHlna n m L rnttt An 1 - -- their success with each crop, and those I t. ,,,, l .... , 1 n A n Ih. --. .-..- matur their careful attention should ap- piy 10 congressman a. r. c.ijr, Washington. The distribution of these iiu kciu u ..iui.i, ....... of Congress. AppUcatlons should be made .l viivv. mm m uiu. - SPEC AL SfcSS DN CI I T UADS At the special session of the village council lust Tuesday evening. Councilman McKce resigned as chairman pro tem of that body. Mr. Morrow was apponlted to nil the vacancy. On complaint! that street workers were inadequately paid council raised their compensation to 12'4 cents per hour. Engineer FUhbaugh reported that Si41 was at 111 due Contractor Irwin on his work on the aanitarv aewer. Irwin waa allowed an eatimata nf if,40 on tha eaat ,de storm rewer. wheh was completed wm. Byerly was given a lease on his .ob at tne unitary pump station until further notice at 830 ner month. Ex-Mayor Rice was before council in behalf of the Celina band and summer concerts. The matter was referred to the I finance comlttee. Asuiaal Meetlns; at Colatnbns The annual meeting of the County Com missioners Association of Ohio will be held at Columbus, January 30th and 81st. The convention this year ia expected to be one of the most interesting ever hem. A Joint meeting with the State Highway Society, the Good Roads Federation and the Ohio Engineers Society has been ar ranged. WABASH FARMERS 'INSTITUTE A goodly number of people were present at each aesslon of the Wabash Farmers' Institute and listened attentively to the most able Instructors, F. G Ketner, Bal timore, Oboi, and C. F. Aldrlch of Hel ena, Ohio, who discussed the subjects of "Rations for thin Land," "Increasing of Farm Products" and live stock and all other phases of farm life. "Keeping the Cob Webs Brushed Down" by G. F. Al drlch and "Community Life" by F. G. Ketner were "two of the most Inspiring adn lntelectual addresses ever afforded the Wabash Institute assembly. The Wabash String Band deserves much credit for their excellent music, furnish- ed throughout the program, as does Miss Grace Huntwork, Hay Karr, Margaret Holdren, Kahl and Mabel Spriggs for their vocal and instrumental music The literary program consisting of rec itations, songs, dialogues, etc., by the various schools o fthe community under the management of W. A, Balr, township I ianalwe anilant rAviha nrlfti n a aa Ait kabi f"T' , ' , . Tvu." - , by Mr. Funk, of Columbus, Ohio, afford ed an elaborate evening of entertainment. The boys and girls of the community were highly commended for their literary program and for their bravery In facing the cold weather. The following officers were elected for the coming year: President H. E. Gibbons. Vice President Wm. Wiley. Secretary Zura Spriggs. Treasurer Chas. Schroyer. Executive Commttee T G. Brandon, Frank Stoner and G. L. Schroyer. The report of the committee on resolu tions was as follows: 1. That we hereby express our thanks to the people of this community who have braved the cold and inclement weathet to come over roads made almost impass. ab'e, for their attendance and manifest interest, for their liberal support In tme. good will or financial that haa made tn m nstltute a promoted success, 2. That we hereby express our thanks to tne very aDie institute speakers: u. r. Aldrlch and F. G. Ketner, for their help- ful suggestions and practical talks to us as farmers. To N. E. Shaw, secretary of agriculture "i "r kuu. lng such good and helpful speakers to Wabash. 3. That we extend our thanks to all who have taken part on the program, either vocal or Instrumental music or, who have contributed in any manner to make the pr08rram varied and intreestlng. t That we extend our thanks to the efflclent officers of this institute for the ab!e and. industrious way in which they havo performed the many and varied du ties incumbent upon the officers of any successful institute. 6. Be It Resolved, That the helpful suggestions of the institute speakers con. cerning vocational training in our public schools be H lightly passed by, but that our board of education be asked to in stall same in our schools. 6. Bellevlne that the Dresent horrible war s t0 be wo by the American people, through food and finance, be it Resolved, That this Institute heartily indorse the policy of Hoover, the U. 8, Food Administrator, to save as far as it pogSble for us to do, for the boys "ov- ... j . . .. v I Br.luerD. ""V" cul foil m line with the Thrift Campaign now I being waged for the purpose of raising . ,, . . ., I iduimjf iw m iinwuuvu vi iuo nu, wu that we encourage the purchase of Thrift stamps by school children and all others who can save twenty-five cents or more for this purpose. Be It further Resolved. That we shall continue as we have in the past to donate time and mon- ey to the Red Cross and Y. M. C. A., the lnu iering cauiea oy tne war ana ouier caia- mltles. 7. Believing that the farmers Institutes are educational and uplifting to any com- munity, be it Resolved, That the officers elect of this institute take steps at once to secure an institute for next year, 8. Resolved, That a copy of these re so. lutlons be spread upon the minutes of this msutute ana ue puDusnea in our local papers. W. A. BAIR. RAY R. KARR. SETH SPRIGGS. ALL MUST SERVE IN SOME WAY From The Columbiad, Catholic, official organ ol Knights of Columbus. J Poor, indeed, is the staff of which that lmu. v. a . .i-jn . the heroic n hj Connt ow uk , I - f world sflalrs. But more to be pitied. ..- k. A..i..A I. ,- wn0i realizing the great moral heights t0 wmcn tne championship of democracy hM r,jied the Republic refuse to aid T. him belone-a all h. nnn,ohinn, .11 I . . . . ' . ' i tne august epitomized in that hated I epithet-' 'slacker I r Jne (aae CIemr.cn lbtrt j, B0 ch.nce or misnnderstanding. We mast ,erve in some way or another. If not in arms, then at home-workln. for .rt. . That issne is nn t all Atnarloana. bnt particularly is it placed squarely and I lntlubltabl V brlnr all amrioan r-.thv- . I.re th,n one-third of the Republic's f vms-mw aaa VSllUWIV B llUa This is a proportion far greater than the proportion of the Catholic population. I So much the more justification for our pride in this splendid fact. Bnt this pride is false and barren unless we Cath- olics, hardly one of whom is without a I relative or friend bearing arms for the I Republic, rally to their support, stand I behind them and back them np with the 1 last ounce oi our enthusiasm and the last dollar of our resources. I 1 he medium lor this relief work, this vitally necessary charity, it definite. I With the approval of the President of I the Republic and the most cordial en- dorsement of the Hierarchy the Knights P1 -oiumDus stands between the Catho- I lie people and the Csthohc fighting men lne aKenl " renei worn. LOCAL BRIEFS Recorder Jamea Hart, who has been "under the weather" for some time, has gone to the Otis Hospital to take treat ment for rheumatism. Income tax blanks for lnsomes of $3000 and under have been received by Deputy H. O. Mowry and are ready for those In terested In making their returns to the government. Isaac Preston, of Montezuma, has filed an application with the county liquor' li cense boar dto run a saloon at Montezu ma, and a hearing as to his qualifications to run one will be heard on February I. A Toronto, Canada, dispatch of Tuesday chronicled the death of George Alex Ben- dlx, a member of the Royal Flying Corps at the above city. While making a flight his machine turned turtle. The young man was a former member of the Celina Aviation School, leaving here last faiL The Chairman of the street committee of Council has given notice that popular shade trees must come down as well as all dead fruit trees, and suggests that as fuel Is mighty scarce property owners might get the work done to advantage right now. The hint has teeth In it, too. he asserts. Little relief is seen in the local coal situation by Fuel Administrator Rentxach, who, in company wth Attorney Loree and Walter Mersman, of the Mersman Brandts Furniture Co., visted the Penrv sylvanla and West Virginia coal fields the first a fthe week In an effort to get coal beaded this way. IN CUPID'S DOMAIN Alfred Schindler and Miss Cyrllla Wels. well known and popular youg people of Coldwater, were wedded at the Catholic church at Coldwater last Tuesday, Rev. Tauss officiating. They were attended by Misses Doretta Boehmer and Frances Nuss and Messrs. Ralph Schindler and Leon Wels. A wedding dinner followed at the home of the bride's parents. A military wedding took place at ele ven o clock Thursday morning at the Evangelical parsonage when Miss Roxle' Wrlgley became the bride of Corporal Ar thur Grey. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wrigley and for several months has been employed at the Racket S'ore. The groom who is a well known young man, is the so of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Grey. He is stationed at Camp Sheridan. MARRIAGE LICENSES Arnold Christian Smith, 21, Washington tp., clerk, son of C. J. Smith, and Mildred Lelnnger, Liberty tp., housekeeper, dau ghter of Samuel Leinlnger. Rev. H. V. Brobst. At the annual meeting of the Mercer County Building and Loan Association Co. Sat its o.ce last Monday evening, at which the affairs of the company were briefly gone over as it applies to the organization officers were chosen as follows: President R. H. Chapman. Vice President John W. Desch. Secretary and Treasurer Wm. J. Maehlman. Counsel John M. Schlosser. Appraising Committee Chas. McComb, H J. Stelzer and J. H. Pulskamp. IN PROBATE COURT Robert McQueen, administrator of the estate of John McQueen, deceased, filed "nal account of distribution. K O Rarkor Artmlnli.tn.tor with thA . Z, , t"k" w "v- I " " ed. filed statement of lieu of an account. Last will and testament of Joseph Steen duly admitted to probate and record. Election of widow filed, Ida May Steen annninA, .miMiD(t.i. with nn ed of said estate. Inventory and appraise. ment Jan. 24 Jacob J. Schoen appointed guardian of John Blllerman and Henry BiUerman. Mary E. Allen, guardian of Perry M. Allen filed final account For hearing eDruary zs. Application filed to admit to probata and record the last will and testament of Amanda Ore, deceased. For hearing Jan. 25. Joseph Spoltman, executor of the will ot John T, Spoltman, deceased, filed final account. For hearing Feb. 28. lutheraVchurch Sunday school, 8:48 a. m. German service, 10:00 a. m. English service. 10:4$ a. m. Owing to the shortage of fuel It was decided to have the English service im mediately after the German service). No serves In the evening.