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VkWar Saving Stamps are inu answer of a tfroat democracy to the demand for a detuu.atic form of governmeni ecurlty. Tbey have behind them the entire xewUrcea of the frovemmou. uu people of theJUnited Statea. The
L.J War Saving" Stamp plan ia simple, straiirhtforward and certain. The holder of the certificate cannot lose unless your country loses, arid If it losou your monev is worthless and vour liliertv in th hanrla tt Pmaalane NA DEMOCRA Traitor dollars the dollars spent for the Kaiier art thoie ipent (or any item that deprivet the govern tnent o( any element of war aupply, Patriotic dollars thoie ipent (or Un cle Sam can be made to do double duty. Buy War Saving! 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. , EiUblUhad Mar , 1ISS. tatara l tha Call. ' iSle. paat-affla m aaaaad-alaaa nail aaattai. Volume 22, Number 45 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, February IS, 1918 THE CELI nOTUALTING TILL OBJECT IS GAINED Germany Most Accept Peace Founded on Justice. WORDS OF PRESIDENT WILSON TEACHERS WILL GET PAY SCHOOL OR NO SCHOOL Ohio teachers whose classes have been suspended (or varying periods because of the extreme winter weather and the fuel shortage, must be paid full time for their services regardless of days lost, according to a ruling announced last Saturday by Attorney General McGhee. The question was raised by P. A. Saylor, prosecuting attorney at Katon, down in I'reble county. Saylor also inquired whether hack men who convey pupils to centralized high schools should be paid for full time. McGhee says it depends on the nackmens contracts. THE WEEKLY WAR REVIEV Replies In His Message to Congress to Speeches of Chancellor Von Hertllng and Count Czernin For mer Would End War Only on Ger man Terms, Ho Saya, While Austria la Disposed to Be Friendly. Washington, Fob. 12. President Wilson, In hi speech to congress, die- rected the recent peace addresses de livered by German Chancellor Vou Hertllng and Count Czernin, the Aue tro-Hungarlan foreign minister. The president reiterated that until the military masters of Germany are ready to consider peace on principles of Justice the United States will con Unue the fight It la Juat beginning for the safety of Itself and mankind, Plainly the president warned the , German military autocracy that then? Was to be no pausing in the mobiliza tion of America's vast military re sources now steadily on their way to the battle fronts, and that it peace were to bo discussed It would have to be on a baals of sincerity. Other wise, the president mads it plain there was to be no turning back until military autocracy was crushed by force of arms. Count Czernin's speech the presi dent openly regarded sympathetically but he considered the Autrlan foreign minister restrained by the embarrass ment of Austria's alliances and hor dependence on Germany. "Count Czernin," said the president, "seems to see the fundamental elements or peace with clear eyes and does not seek to obscure tbem," Von Hertllng's Speech. Chancellor Hertllng's s.pech, how ever, the president characterized as "very vague and confuting" and "full of equivocal phrases," leading no where clearly. The aim of the Ger man chancellor, as Judged from his speech, the president thought evident ly was to secure a peace advantage ous to the alms of the German mili tary autocracy and then subscribe to an International covenant to make it secure. Count Hertllng, the president de clared, evidently was seeking such a peace as was made at the congress In Vienna. "What is at stake now," said the president, "is the peace of the world, what we are striving for is a new international order based upon broad and universal principles of right and justice no mere peace of shreds and patches. Is It possible that Count Von Hertllng Is in fact living in his thought in a world dead and gone?" "A general peace," said he, "erected on such a foundation could bo' dlseussed. Until , such a peace can be secured we have no 1 choice but to go on." The president's address holds out to Austria the hope that a settlement between this country and the nation of Emperor Karl can be accomplish ed. It alms to drive again at the wedge inserted between Germany's militarists and the people of Austria Hungary. The Real Teat. The test of whether it Is possible for the belligerents to go on compar ing views, says the president, Is simple and obvious, and the prlncl pies to be applied, he said, were as follows: "First Each part of the final settlement must be based upon the essential Justice of that particular case and upon such adjustments as are most likely to bring a peace that will be permanent; second, people and , provinces are not to be bartered about from sovereignty to sovereignty as if they were mere chattels and pawns m a game, even the great game, now forever discredited, of the balance of powftr; third, every territorial settle ment involved in this war must be made in the interest and for the bene- ' fit of the populations concerned, and not as a part of any mere adjustment or compromise of claims amongst rival states; fourth, all well-defined national aspirations shall be accord ed the utmost satisfaction that can be acco.-ded them without, introduc ing new or perpetuating old elements cf discord and antagonism that would be likely in time to break the peace of Europe and consequently ol the world." In conclusion the president warned the central empires that the vast re sources of the United States would accomplish in the end what might be accomplished by peaceful negotiation. "Our resources are in part mobilized now," said he, "and ' we sfiail not pause until they are mobilized in their entirety. Our armies are rapid ly going to the fighting front and will go more and more rapidly. Our whole strength will be put into this waf of emancipation, emancipation from the threat and attempted mas tery of selfish group of autocratic rulers, whatever the difficulties and partial delays. Ws are indomitable In our power of Independent action and can in no circumstances consent tc live In a world governed bf lay trigue and force." RYE FLOUR TO BE IN SAME BOAT WITH WHEAT Any baker will be permitted to adver tise his product as "victory" bread if it contains not more than 80 per cent wheat flour. No stipulation is made a to what ingredients shall compose the other 20 per cent, so long as they are selected from the list recommended by the Food Administration, which includes corn flour and corn meal, barley flour, oat meal, rice and rice flour, potato flour, etc. Until March 3 rye flour may be used in making victory bread. After that date it will be placed on the same basis a; wheat, as rye (lour is now being shipped to the allies. Bread made of graham or whole wheat flour may be termed vic tory bread. THE LID LIFTED BUSINESS AS USUAL MONDAY Washington, Feb. 14. Suspension of the fuelless Monday order was an nounced on Wednesday night by Fuel Administrator Garfield. Improved conditions, due to warm er weather, Mr. Garleld said, make it seem advisable to allow Industry to resume next Monday. State fuel administrators, however, are given power to keeu the order In effect whenevr it may appar necessary. in iew cngiana situation is mucn worse than in the rest of the country, and the administrators In that sec tion probably will continue to keep plants closed for several more Mon days. Mr. Garfield made it clear that his action constitutes merely a suspension of the order. If coal shortages again become acute he reserves the right again to clamp on the lid. Under the origi nal order six more fuelless Mondays had been scheduled. Director General of Railroads Mc Adoo joined with Mr. Garfield in de ciding that the fuelless Mondays should be discontinued for the present. American troops holding a line along the southern edge of the fam oue Bt Mlblel salient. In French Lor ratne. southeast of Vordun, have been actively engaged the past week. heavy artillery duels ihey have morn than held their own, smashing poul tlons held by the enemy, while sharp shooters routed German snipers from their hiding places. Raids have been conducted by the various belligerents on the western front, one of the moat important which was mads by tbs French, who penetrated a German position in the vicinity of Dionoourt, in Lorraine. cleared out the trenches and brought back prisoners and a machine gun. Berlin reported a raid on the Amori can line in which several Americans wore made prisoner. During the week the central Dower.! ousted themoelves with their mani fold peace negotiations with various groups of more or less Importance on the eastern front and ar.nounced hav ing some to a peace agreement with the Ukraine. This announcement, marking the first peace concluded by any of the belligerents, may turn out to be one of epochal importance. It had been largely discounted, however, by the apparent anxiety mar.lfested by the representatives of the Ukraine rada at Brest-Lltovak to sign a peace of some sort with Germany and her sl ues and also by the uncertainty as to the reality of peace which has been achieved on paper. Germany and Austria are tacitly ad mitted to have seized upon the oppor tunity to sign a pesos with the Ukrs liians. In the hope that they could work their way oommerclsUy into the train-growing territory and tins se cure supplies for their hungry popu lations. The Ukrainian, It has been reported, were to got part of Russian Poland for signing a peace. Minor operations featured the week on the Icallan and Macedonian fronts. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Have you enlisted in the army of saver for your country and yourself T Buy War Savings Stamps. ... . ENTIRE NATION TO SING AMERICA The Women's Relief Corps of this city is preparing for a patriotic enter tainment next Friday, Washington's birthday. Because of the week of Feb. 17 to 23 is the National Week of Song, and because February 22 is the birthday of "the father of our country," it is proposed that on the 22nd at eight o'clock, all citizens of our country, whereever assembled in clubs, schols, churches, restaurants, theatres, lodges or any other place even in their home they rise and sing all four verses of !'My Country 'TIs of Thee". The time will not be hard to re member and as this song 'expresses the sentiments of every true Ameri can citizen, all will willingly join this mighty chorus. Because the words of the last verse are an earnest prayer of every loyal hart, it is hoped that it be sung soft ly so that both praise and prayer be united by a grand chorus of millions of voices on the evening of Feb, A Paris dispatch of Feb. 11 reports that an American patrol was trapped In No Man's Land by a superior force of Germans. Five Americans were killed, one wounded and four are missing. Berlin officially announced, Feb, 12, that Russia has dropped out of the war. The Bolshevikl government, without formally signing a peace treaty, ordered the demobilization of its troops on all battle fronts. With Roumanla isolated and helpless, the war on the entire eastern front may now be said to be at an end. It has been arranged that the central eco nomic commission now in Petrograd shall settle the details of the resump tion of relations between Russia and the central powers. British and French raids on enemy positions near Spehy, Laboseee and in the Woevre, sector netted several hundred prisoners and guns, accord ing to a London dispatch of Feb. 13 On the Italian front an Austrian at-1 tack was put down with heavy loss to the attacking force TRUSTED BY THE COMMON PEOPLE HOODOO NUMBER OF FIRES FOR THE WEEK OFF TO PACIFIC COAST TRAINING QUARTERS Loree Anderson and Byron Davis, well known young men residing in the west part of the county, made The Democrat a brief visit last Saturday mornin They were in town to report for uuty, being which the liberals o( all European coun- l0!lt building on the same site last assigned to Vancouver Barrlcks, on the tries are building upon President WiUon I summer. The structure was a wreck Pacific coast, where they join an engi- ' mensnge brought to Washington we " " uepanmeni reacneci tne neering corp.. While at the courthouse ' , e R". Z. I . 7tZl ... i . .i . i. - iiiiiiuu uoiiutniiu wariare. v.oionei io- ....v..v..i.. , iU Uuc K . a ".u . " 1 UC.V,C n'r" siah Wedgewood. destroyed before it. It was insured for Colonel VTewood. peace advocate 1250, said to be only enough to cover a comfort kit from the ladies of the local "na mrmb" lauious English (am- V carpenters wno were making lm coraion an irom me lanies oi ine local . ... . , , c, ; I nrovrmmta nn th iirnrtnM a it.. t - .1 r . : t-i i i ..t v iiiciniD, im icni ukuiiuk uaul i ...... ir .1 l . i.n mm'hiiiii. i.ac-v miiri . I . . . ' II lit "If U7j.nr a I lta 11 m me Democrat to follow them. THIS IS WORTH REMEMBERING The third fire of the week was chroni cled when a (ire burned a small cottaee In the Brookside addition, in the west Washington, Feb. 8. That Americans emi. last Friday night. The building In tha course of a speech which be have only the faintest idea of the hopes wa ne property of Mrs. Ella Ward. who riellveied at MlddMown, recently. Governor Cox read a letter which had been written by a youug French girl to Dr. John H. Flnley,. president of the University of New York. Train ed writers men anh women who have long been engaged successfully a literary work have ti. ist." He wears the uniform of a British previous fire no insurance was carried, hn the. war inspiration for extraordl- TIIK WEAKER SEX The weaker sex Is that portion Of the human race Who goes downtown In zero weather In a half masted lace waist And pumps To buy a muffler And woolen socks For her husband So be can go to work. Arkansas Gazette. OFFICAL BOG CATCHER ABROAD IN THE LANO Harry L. Hlght, who has been dep utized by Sheriff Pumphrey as the official dog cathcher In this city, caught his first dog, which was minus a tag, last Thursday morning. The dog Is of the male species, a small, black, friendly little fellow, with a whiee streak on his neck. The own er or anyone wanting the dog may have him by notifying Officer Hlght, instide of four days, buying a tag, and paying the cost arising. Offlcei Hlght will keep all dogs caught four days and after thae time, complying with the law, they will be killed. WANT VILLAGE PRIVILEGES BAD colonel and the wounds of two wars He is now on a mission for the Bri'iah government. For 15 years he has been a member o( the British House of Com mons fighting (or land taxation, the en franchisement of women and the com plete democratization of the British em pire. Nearly every housewife knows what "Wedgewood" pottery is. The Wedge- wood family, which originated this artis tic ware in the eighteenth century, were pioneers of democracy no less than of industry. Here is what the colonel says they think of Wilson in Europe: England and all the world may join in thanksgivinghhat America is one refuge from the iron hand of tyranny. "It is to the President himself that those who wish to down Prus sian militarism should chiefly give thanks. Make no mistake about it. President Wilson is in this fourth year of the war worth more than an army corps. He is trusted by the common people. "If English labor keeps its almost revolutionary energies applied to beating the Bocbe it is because of your president. No one who has heard his name cheered at the Labor Congress can doubt it. Ask French labor. They will tell vou the same thing. Even Ireland trusts and looks to Wilson for justice. Io liberals an international body after all Wilson is their stand ard bearer, a man in whom they place more trust than their own gov ernments. His position is unexam pled and yet it does not seem to be understood in America. 'English and French working- men, English and French morale are essential to the winning of a demo cratic peace. By some marvel a man we have never seen or heard of. ex cept in-the newspapers, arouses new courage and confidence in us. "When America came into the war wanting nothing for herself, she brought in a fresh breath of air-self-sacrifice. Under Wilson's ban ling this has become a veritable re ligion of the allied masses a relig ion of democracy such as the com mon people understand." the building, nearing completion, was burned to the ground end all the tools ol Carpenter Chas. Shepherd were con- sumeu witu it, FRANKLIN TALKS OF CENTRALIZING nary productions and are still disap pointed. Kipling, Robert Bridges, the British poet laureate, Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, anu most every American writer of prom inence have written about the war, 3o:ie of them with considerable feel ing, but it has remained for a 16-year-dld Frenih girl, a student at an academy In Paris, to produce the one real bit of literature with the war as a background. Brief, si m tie, sin cere, this little classic is as follows: It was only a little river. It was was almost a The matter of centralizing the public schools of Franklin township was taken up last week at their township hall, when County SuperintendentCotterman. District Superintendent Younger and caiied the Yser It Prosecuting Attornev StuU,. attend ea lne rser' 11 meeting held by the patrons of the brook- So narrow was it that one schools of that township. The feasibil- might speak across It without rals- ity of such an undertaking as bringing Ing one's voice, and the birds could 111 V-111 rt1 1 41 tricra line at am nnlrnl a. ne'as cticble, tteVdv.'nte. ' ?veplt With 0De BWee of tbcIr that would be enjoyed by the pupils by wlnls- was a very narrow river, such an arrangement, as well as other On either baik were millions of men, matters for their welfare and advance- eye to eye, but the distance between ment by a broader community spirit was ,!,, , 0 ., . . . . talked over in a general way. Nothing them waa "8 the dl8nce between the definite war arrived at. but the matter Btars ,n heaven. It was the distance will be taken up a future meeting with between right and injustice, the hope of arriving at a favorable con- "The ocean Is so vast that even th sea gulls do not dare to cross it. The Mpnill nril nrnlgreat Bhips o: Amerlca for seven long uiiin iitAi til days and seven iong nighu piw tneir " J i. w wupjU A. to naiWB UC1UIO I, LIC J even come into sight of the light- Mrs. Angeline Heavlin, aged 69," a house of beloved France. But on ntnntipr M rr'r nnnntv loHir naceri I ... ... r eitner side our hearts are toucninc." away suddenly last .Saturday morning at , , . ' her home ten miles northwest of this Here 18 no labored effort at fins city. She was in her usual health up to writing, no endeavor to charm with Fri.'!ayJevenin5- - - , . 8tyle or t0 lure the reader to a thrill- The deceased is survived by her bus- i n n i . bann and five children-Charles, resid- 'Dg ClimaX' 11 ls jUBt a slncere ex' ing in Washington township: Georee Passion prompted by a full heart. and Jack, in Michigan; Frank, of Mun- Yet there is inlt the whole big story cie, Ind., and Dell, at home. David E. Grant, aged 66, a well known resident of this city, died last Sunday morning after a short Illness at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ben Winkeljohn, in the north part of 340 MISSING Wsr Department's Llat of Soldiers Not Accounted For, Washington, Feb. 11. Eighteen hundred and thirty-two names of American soldiers rescued from the torpedoed liner Tuscania have been reported to the war department, leav ing 340 of the soldiers on board un accounted for. No official report has reached the department to change the estimate that all except 113 of the men were saved, but the names have been coming in very slowly over the cables' and there ia no assurance as to when the list will be complete Probably more than 200 of the men whose names appear on this record are safe in Ireland and will be so re ported soon. The petition of residents of Forest Heights addition to be allowed to pay corporation taxes, and otherwise be come full partners in the towns af fairs, was discussed by the city dads a special session Tuesday night. The question was turned over to the nance committee for investigation. Mesdames Frank Avers and It. R. Wyckoff, on behalf of. the Red Cross rganizai.on, asaeu io -ne use oi me Wet newsDaDers have unearthed ticket office of the City Hall auditor- preacher in Baltimore who asserts there afternoon, Rev. Johnson, conducting ium In which to store supplies. The is such a thing as an upright saloon- tse service. The remains were laid dads agreed to this, but to be hegular keePer. and thit he knows liquor deal- t0 rest ln Buck cemetery. they referred to the bcilding commit- husbands tee. Nobody denies it. All saloonkeepers Wm. M. Symonds, a well known The monthly appropriating ordl- are not altogether bad. The most pro- merchane of Rockford, died suduenly that future historians will endeavor to tell in ponderous volumes. It is a poem in prose that requires no deep study on the part of the reader who would catch its Import. We may sup pose that, like Lincoln's Gettysburg address, it came without wearisome WAR ON TRAFFIC NOT ON MEN Inwn Hpmnrrrio era rf iha Inn era ura a I ,, . . , ,, endeavors to produce a masterpiece, the cause of his death. Te wife of j m. u.x ,. ...... auu, tine mai ueauuiui Biuiiiit? utter ance, it will have Immediate accept ance as a product of genuine Inspir ation. Read it agein. Learn it by heart. It is worthy of a permanent place in your memory. te deceased died some twnty years ago. A daughter, Mrs. Bessie Bruce, residing in Texas, and a son, Jeffries Grant, serving in the army, survive him. Funeral services were held from the Winklejohn home Wednesday FORMER CELINA MAN IS DANGEROUSLY ILL News of the dangerous illness of Billy Colgan. an old-time Celina boy. nance and the report of Board of n.onnce1 dr'9 ne.Y" ,con.tende1d that on the evening of the 7th while his now residing at Columbus, reached ,,, , j j x liquor, dealers are ail bad. An otherwise . ,, . . . , , ... .. ... , , . Public Affairs were read and accept- man may (,e j miehty bad busi- daughter was reading a let-er to him. this city this week. Billy is a broth- ed. ness. These good fellows who are sa- Wile not in good health he had been er of Mrs. Andy Zender, of this city Prosecutine Attorney Stubbs ask- loonkeepers would be (ar better men and at his place of business all day as us- and left here many years ago. For ed for and received permission to hold ?etter Cltizens lt thev were not saloon- ual Funeral services were held on several years he has been running an fcpertprs. a meeting or tne ooa commission There is no war on saloonkeepers, but at the City Hall on March 20. there is a war on saloons. Up to the ber of the Knights of Pythias. Tlr THnharHann wan annninterf a hour Of going to press not one good v. t i. uj ,. vii, thing has been said of the' saloon or the member of the village board of health ,. " . Tf - ... . by Mayor Scranton. The job is for a period! of five years. liquor traffic. It is the traffic, not the men engaged in it, that is the object of the attack. The American Issue. Labor Riots In Denmark. Amsterdam, Feb. 18. Industrial unrest has spread to Denmark. Strik trs attacked government buildings and engaged in hand-to-hand fights with th! police in Copenhagen, ac fording to dispatches received here 22. MERCER COUNTY IN CAPITAL DISTRICT . Eleven state seed corn testing sta tions, are to be located at different points of Ohio! at once in an effort to assist farmers in determining whe ther or not their, seed corn is fit to plant. The men in charge of these stations will also attempt to find lo cal supplies of good seed corn and to get it distributed at cost where it ls needed. It ls expected that addition al seed, corn testing stations will be established perhaps within a month. According to the present scheme, owever, every county ln the state has ben placd ln a district in charge of some county agricultural agent, the College of Agriculture, or the Agri cultural Experiment Station. Mercer county is in the Columbus district ln charge of the Agricultural .College Extension Service, Columbus. CELINA MAN HONORED A Cleveland dispatch of the 9 th inst. states that Roy Jenkins, for merly of this city, but now of Wa- pakoneta was installed president of the Ohio Industrial Arts Teachers As sociation at Its closing session at Cleveland. 4 ' " According to announcement of J, A. White, Superintendent of the An ti-Saloon League in Ohio, from Col umbus Mercer county Is placed ln the Dayton district of the new state cam paign. With Mercer are Allen Van Wert, Darke, Preble, Montgomery, Miami, Shelby, Auglaize, Harding, Logan, Champaign and Clarke. A troop train oompose'd of fifteen oars passed through this city over the L. E. & W. yesterday morning. Two of the cars were composed of colored, troops. American boys are dying for their couitry. Surely, you can save for it. Buy War Savings Stamps. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Have you enlisted in the army of savera far your country and yourself Buy Wa Savings Stamps. Cincinnati Dally Fost and The Demo- trat, both one year, U-tO. Cincinnati Dally Post and The Demo crat, both one year, 13.10. r IN CUPID'S DOMAIN LOCAL BRIEFS Otha Hanselman fell Wednesday at his home on East Livingston street, frac- Monday. He was a prominent mem- elevator at State House annex, and is very popular with the boys at the capitol. He has never lost interest In his old Celina friends who still num ber quite a few, but not as many as he had back In the 70's, for many of them are under the sod. Miss Mabel Krogman, a popular Hopewell tpwnship girl, and Delos muscie8 0f his right arm. York, a well known young farmer or Wm. Wall, agd 82, wo made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Charles PerkinS, East Fayette street diet sud denly last Monday evening after eat ing a hearey supper. Death was due oo heart disease. The deceased was born in Clinton county, this state, where he was HUNTERS ARE WARNED The season for capturing four bear- ivmgsion sireei, irac- . . . . . , , , K.. fea turing a couple ribs and injuring the weaaea io aaran . inomas in ibou. " " - - - this township, were Quietly wedded at nortn part 0f the COunty, died at his Lutheran parsonage on the 5th inst., home near Mendon last Monday even Rev TJeltz nerformine the ceremony, ing. He was 71 years of age. His fn The young couple will reside on farm west of town. He is survived by his wife and four means closed tne nrst or me year, Ira Wollam, a pioneer resident of the children. ana tne wme waraen warns ncmers Funeral services were held from ana trappers mai a vioiauon oi iue the Perkins home Wednesday morn ing, Rev. Horn, of the Presbyterian noral trvilr nlar Vfctfrr1av Five candidates were made Master Ma- ' sons at a meeting of the Masonic breth ren Wednesday evening. Degrees were law will not be tolerated. A convic tion on a charge of killing these ani mals means a fine of $25 and costs. Miss Mary Coate, of Butler town- B. ship, and Earl Snider, of Coldwater, Albert Heisser, Grover Howick and Her well known and popular young peo- bert Kriemendahl. A Hoover banquet pie, were quietly wedded at the res- was a feature. ldence of Rev. C. S. Johnson, the mar- The wind and thunder storm last even rylng parson, of this city, last Sat- in8 seems to have been the turning . , u u i . a . point in the spring-like weather of the urday morning. The bride is a dau- fast ten day9 V g hog faas come J gnter or Mr. ana mrs. ioan oaie. ijfe again, but we hope he will have The young couple will make their mercy on us poor sinners and remember home at Coldwater, where Mr. Sni- our coal Plies are stl11 sllm- der is employed in the New Idn The local draft board yesterday morn ; t a.t- t t I Spreader Works. KS expected the class of 240 will require four days to complete the work begun, The little three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Canary, of Washington township, died at their home there last Saturday after an ill ness of several weeks. Funeral ser vices were conducted at Swamp Col lege, Monday. Lima Times-Democrat Mrs. Rosetta Botkins, 59 years old Tuesday ECHO OF THE FUEL FAMINE Geo. Custer, residing on the Nott ingham farm in Center township, charged with cutting down fruit and other trees on that place for fuel, to the amout bf $100, had a hearing be fore Mayor Scranton, in this city, on As a result Mr. Custer was died at the City hospital Satcrday af ternoon at four o'clock, after an ill ness of four days. She was a resi dent of St. Marys. Mrs. Botkins was born in Mercer bound over to court in the sum of $300. Bond was given for his ap pearance. MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED Delos York. 21. Celina. farmer, son which will continue to-day and occupy county being the daughter of Mr. of Newton York, and Mabel Krogman, next mesaay ana weanesaay. and Mr8 David Coates. A Bon, Wal 18, Celina, housekeeper, daughter of Dan Boley, of Washington township, ter, resides in Lima; Grover Botkins Wm. Krogman. Rev. Reita. L u vi V ves in Eiwooa, ma, ana worvai m Earl Snider. 25. Coldwater, labor- sh ,f,i ' t n,ra.in1 Kanras City, Mo. A daughter, Mrs. er, son or n;zra sniaer, ana raary at tne uma city Hospital a couple weeks vuy rmueeiuiu, jtjoiucb m iojiuu. since as a result ol appendicitis, irom she recovered rapidly. Mrs. Boley was at the hospital with her daughter's dur ing her illness. township, of Noah house- Coate. Coate, 24, Butler keeper, daughter Rev. C. S. Johnson. James M. Heath. 23, Van Wert, a farmer, son of Wm. Heath, and Ruth E. Nelson, 19, Mendon, housekeeper, daughter of Thomas Nelson. Rev. F. G. Boroff. CHATTANOOGA FARMERS INSTITUTE Oil FEB. 21-22 Announcement has been made that the 8th Annual Farmers Institcte at Chattanooga will be held at that place on Thursday and Friday, February 20 and 21. A good program has been arranged and everybody is invited to come, list en and learn. . , "The 329th Regiment Infantry," a weekly paper published at Chillicothe under date of February 6, carried the following local: "Mess Sergeant Charles Ellis has been promoted to first class sergeant for the Third aBttalion. Our new SCHOOS AGAIN OPEN The public schools, of this city, which have been closed since the be ginning of the oliday vacation, were re-opened last Wednesday. Te long vacation was due to the coal shortage I hot his this city so hard. The paro chial scools, also closed te past two w -'-ks for te same reason, were re- Ft. Recovery Journal As we go to press we learn of the death of Philip Man, one of the oldest and best known citizens of the city. He had been in failing health for op-rro", Monday, some time, suffering with asthma. However, Thursday morning, he was able to dress himself and go down Judge Miller left yesterday morn- to nis morning meai. adoui iu Ung for Greenville, to decide upon o'clock he was taken with a severe several court cases under his iuris- IX COMMON PLEAS COURT mess sergeant is Clyde Haman, erst Pain in his side his death occurring diCti0n In that city. shortly arterwaras. iiaa ne uvea while ppoular head cook. Thrift ls the need of the present, the hope of the future.. Some day peac will com millions of mn will be suddenly trown back into civil life. Prepare for a new period! of recon struction. Begin to save now the best way ls through purchase of War Savings Stamps. The First National Bank vs. Jos epbus Fast and Anna Fast ls a case filed in Common Fleas court last Sat urday. Plaintiff asks Judgment ln the sum of $8784.16 with Interest at Mary Shombers, of the Tate of eight percent., which they south of town; Mrs. Lydia Haley, of claim due them on promissory notes, Mt. Zion; Mrs. Charlotte Gagle, of secured by real estate. They ask this city, Fred and W. H. May. that the premiums be sold. t until his next birthday on June 24th he would ave been 82 years of age. Mr. and Mrs. May had lived in this city 21 years. The following child ren remali: Mrs. Callie Probst, of Marion, O.; Mrs.