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We have just received the new Spring patterns of Wall Paper, which are now on display, the largest Btock we have ever carried, and they are beauties. You will find in this selection a large number of bright kitchens at a moderate price that will give ex cellent service, neat bedrooms that you will like, and a lot of beautiful living rooms, dining rooms and parlor designs that will please any one, and prices to suit all. We have also some room lots, all trimmed and tied up, that are a bargain at 75 cents and $1.00 per room. It don't cost anything to look'. Please come early while the selection is good, or the pattern you may want will be gone. IinDRL'S : THE SACRIFICE By Harold Crawford Stearns of The Vigilante. U you ihould hear earth moan, and fall to heed; If you should turn your back on writh ing pain; U you should close your eyes when na tions bleed, Tou would be on with Cain. Although you give your riches to the state, Although you yield your body, clean and whole, Tou shall receive dim reward from fate I . Tou must present your soull MAN POWER OF HUNS Germany's Full Strength Is Now I 5,500,000 Men. 3,130,000 Are on Various Fronts, the Remainder Are Guarding Neutral Frontier. Paris. The Echo de Paris, referring I to the distribution of enemy forces 'on the different fronts, says: 'On the Franco-British front there have been for several months past 152 German divisions, of which 54 were opposed by the British and the remain der by the French. Following the re cent British offensive at Cainbrui, this proportion was modified. There are now exactly 154 divisions on the Franco-British front, each comprising about 6.850 bayonets, and Including artillery, engineers, etc., or about 12, 000 men In alL thus giving about 2,- 000,000 German combatants on the Franco-British front In view of the uncertainty of what Russian anarchy baa in store for them, the Germans have left about a million men on the Busso-Roumanla front As a matter of fact, the movements ef fected have resulted not In a diminu tion of the number of fighting units on this front but in their quality. "On the Italian front Germany has sent to the assistance of the 45 Aus trian divisions only seven divisions, or about 100,000 men. 'On the. Balkan front she hassent Is funny every day in the week. It is a genuine gem of humor. . Watch For It Read It Enjoy Our New Serial Story FIVE FRIDAY; .'only TtOTnX) coimSntnnls to re-olnforco the Turks and Buljjtirinns. In Asia iGormnny hns restricted liur help to furnishing generul etnffa. "Consequently Germany, whoso totnl strength la 5,500,000 men, has on the various fronts 3,130,000 men, the re mainder being required for guarding the Swiss and Dutch frontiers and for the occupation of, the Invaded terri tories." HIRSUTE CONSERVATION LATEST WAR MEASURE Los Angeles, Cal. Conserva tion of whiskers Is the latest war-time measure advocated here. If every man and youth would refrain from getting a haircut and shave for a month, mathematicians figure something like $5,000,000 would be saved In labor, time, rent, electricity and gas. This, however, admittedly would be hard on the barber and the opposition of the ladles to a month's growth of picturesque hirsute adornments on benu and husband Is insurmountable. BETTER CLOTHES FOR TOMMY Britain' Discharged Soldier to Get "Regular" Outfit Hereafter. London. A long-standing grievance of Tommy Atkins is to be remedied. On discharge he was served out with a suit of shoddy, described In the trade as "reach me downs," a cheap tweed cap and a muffler, the value being fixed at $4.20. A newspaper man who witnessed the discharge of the men who fought at Mons described the returning he roes as looking like charity pension ers. The press dealt with the complaint and the war office amended the scheme by substituting for the muffler a col lar and a tie and suggesting greater care in the fitting of individual suits. Henceforth these men are to be re leased for civilian life wearing suits o) IT tuil T)f decent quality and cut, "represent ing $10, wholesale value. USE COLOGNE BELL FOR GUNS Great 56,000-Pound Relic of 1870 Dis mantled and Sawed Into Part for War Purpose. The Hague. The great "kaiser's bell," whose sonorous voice many Americans may have heard above the roars of Cologne, has now been re moved from Its cage in the southern tower of the grand cathedral to be melted for war uses. It rang Its funer ul chant on New Tear's night. The bell weighed 50,000 pounds and it was necessary to saw It In pieces to get it down. French ,guns captured In 1870 and 171 were the material from which the bell was made, and It was first pounded on March 21, 1877, the birth day of William I. It took 27 bell ring ers to operate It. Wartime Training. New York. To train 500 social workers for wartime emergencies, the mayor's committer of women on na tional defense begnn a wartime train ing course. The course Is In co-operation with Columbia university. Six Person Hurt. Sprlngikld, O., Feb. 9. Six persons were injured here when an expreib and pissenarer car of the Springfield, Troy and Piqua traction line crashed together lust northwest of the city, near Snyder park. Mrs. Harry Hady of this city was the most seriously injured. Charged With Arson; Hangs Self. Cleveland, Feb. 9. Jones Ellones, under arrest on a charge of arson, broke awty from the police and sev eral hours later his body was found hanging from a rafter in an attic. The police claim he had set fire io several buildings here.. Train Strike Girl. - Newark, O., Feb. 13. Irene Russeli. 8, was instantly killed by a Pennsyl vania passenger train. She was on un enaud for her mother and was waiting foi a freight train to pass und did not notice the approaching passenger train. t e sum BOARD TO ENROLL . , SKILLED MEN 250,000 Wanted In the Ship yard Volunteer Reserve. THIS IS REGISTRATION WEEK Purpose In Establishing Reserve la to Crest a Body of Skilled Work ra Who pan Be Called on For 8r vice In th Shipyard a They Are Needed Need of the Nation Great, 8ay Chairman Hurley. Washington, Feb. 13. The emer gency fleet corporation, through state council cf defense, will attempt this week to enlist 250,000 or more skill ed workmen In ltt shipyard volunteer reserve. The week has beou designated as registration week in every state. The purpose in establishing the re serve s to create a body of skilled workers who can be called on for ser vice in the shipyards as they are needed. Tho class of worker espe cially sought are: Acetylene and elec trical welders, asbestos workers, blacksmith, anglesmlths, drop fore men, flange turners, furnace men. bollerniaUers,. riveters, reamers, car penters, ship carpenters, dock build ers, chlppers and calkers, electrical worker, electricians, wtremen, crane operators, fcundry workers, laborers, loftsmen, template makers, machin ists and machine hands, painters, plumber, pipefitters, sheet metal workers, coppersmith, ehlpfltters structural Iron workers, erectors, bolters up, cementers and crane men. "The organisation," said Chairman Hurley of the shipping board, "U to be composed of workmen who are willing to give a good day's work for a good day' pay, workmen who are not asked to sacrifice present posi tions to ru6h madly off to the ship yards which may not be able to ac commodate them for the moment, but who stand roady, when called upon, to do a ),artlcular Job for a particular wage In a particular place, and who enroll themselves go that when need ed they may be readily reached. "The need of the nation 1 great. The shipping board has the money, the housing of men Is being arranged for, the yards are being completed and the materials provided. All that now Is lacking is the spirit in the na tion that will send the best and most efficient mechanics Into the yards, but not in a fashion to disrupt the busi ness of the country through the rot bing of present Industries. It is plan ned to make a careful selection of men whose places can be filled with out hardship, and who when called upon to give up the Job they now hold will have waiting for them defi nite positions at definite wages in definite yards." Illinois offlclaJs declared that the elate can spare at lea&t 100,000 skillod mechanics, although its quota is only 25,662 men. ICE GORGE NEAR CINCINNATI BREAKS Danger ot Disastrous Flood Is Averted. Cincinnati, Feb. 13. With the breaking of the great ice gorge at Sugar creek the danger of a disas trous food at this and adjacent paints along the Ohio river was avert ed, at least temporarily. The river in the Cincinnati harbor fell two feet during the first hour of receding. Danger of a flood of major propor tions became acute when the river continued to rise at the rate of two tenths of a foot an hour. While the Sugar crsek gorge was expected to break at almost any time, yet the fact that this condition had existed for the last several days made tho river mon skeptical and warnings were Issued unofficially to be pre pared tor the worst. Tho breaking of the gorge came as a decided relief here, inasmuch as the water already had inundated a large area and was within a few feet of places that would have paralyzed railroad transportation and made use less streetcar service In the lower' part of the city. Several of tho streetcar lines run ning into the Kentucky cities of New fort and Covington already had been abandoned and ".t was only a question of a few additional feet to put them entirely out of commission. American Dead 159. London, Feb. 13. The American dead as a result of the sinking of the t teenier Tuscanla apparently is at least 15!). Thus far 115 bodies have been buried along the Scotch coast and 14 additional bodies have just been recovered. Three Store Rqbbed. Cleveland, Feb. 13. No trace has been found by police of bandits who blew safes in three downtown busi ness houses and escaped with $2,009 iu money and valuable. Woman's rrlend Is a Large Trial Bottle of Sanol Prescription. Fine for black heads, Eczema and all rough skin and clear complexion. A real skin Tonic. Get a 3 Be Trial Bot tle at the drug store, adv. Good Time to Baal Your Loss to Mill. Attention, customers! Get vour logs sawed at the old mill ground of WM. MONROE, three miles north of Cold water. Address Celina, O., R.D. No. 5. Bring your logs while the snow last. PERSONAL Mr. Orover Kenney, of Chicago, Is here for a visit with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Huttery. Mrs. Otto Wltten, of Van Wert, is here this week, the guest of Street Commissioner and Mrs. Ed. Merkle. Mrs. Alex Millor, of Ottoville, who has ben the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Oast, in this city, returned home, Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Knox, who have been visiting friends in and about Ce lina, returned to their home Dayton, Wednesday, Mrs. George Zay, who has been spending a portion of the winter at Washington, D. C, Is - reported to have had a nervous breakdown, but Is now slowly mending. Mrs. August Spieler and daughters left Tuesday for Tuscon, Arliona, where they will visit with Mr. Spieler, who has been spending the winter thore In th hope of Improving his health. LOCAL BRIEFS County Recorder James Hart, who has been seriously 111 for some time, is not mending as fast as t friends would wish to see. Frank Schreel, city treasurer and one of Greenville's most prominent men, committed suicide Wednesday night by drinking carbolic acid. Ill health is supposed to be cause f0r the suicide. Night Officer ,Fred Diener, serious ly Injured while felling a tree a cou ple weeks since, continues to improve. At the time of his accident it was though that his injeries would prove fatal. J. E. Hamburger, the well known local real estate man, will leave on Monday at the head of a party of tourists who will visit Mississippi Louisana and fetch up at New Orleans for a few days sightseeing. A paper on "Chronic Rhinitis" by Dr. Richardson, of this city, and dis cussed by Dr. Ayers was the feature of the meeting of the Mercer County Medical Society held here Tuesday. Drs. Otis and Thompson, of this city, were elected to membership. The next meeting of the society will be hid In Clina, March 12. W. C. Dick, for many years with the J. A. Roemer Co., of this city, has sold his home on East Fulton street to Ed. Miesse, a well known Center township farmer, who will move to ehis city. Mr. Dick will leave for tne Socth In a few days, and his family will soon lollow him. Dorthea May Brooks, the infant daughter of Mr. "and Mrs. Albert Brooks, of Nickerson avenue passed away last Monday. Death was due to infantile convulsions. Funeral services were held at the home Wed nesday and the remains taken to Rock ford for interment. Id REALTY CIRCLES Andrew Schwieterman to J. E. Steinke, part of land in Granville township . . . $ 500 W. W. Yocum to W. H. High part of land in Dublin tp.. W. H. High to Iva Purdy part of land in Blackcreek tp. . . Iva Purdy to M. W. Yocum .part of land in Dublin tp. . . Eva Snavely et al to L. R. Snavely, part of land in Center township W. C.' Skinner to O. S. Harden ' lot 23, Keith's addition, Mercer ,, .. John Harvey to Ralph Klm mel, part of land In Dublin township J. Crouch to Bertha Crouch part of land in Butler tp. . . J. Crouch to Levi Shlvely, part of land In Butler township. Levi Shlvely to J. Crouch, - part of land in Butler tP- - 10400 17400 8000 18000 50 15000 1800 1250 4500 LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday school, 8:45 a. m. Let every one be in their place promptly and take part In the open ing service. English service, 10:00 a. m. This is the only service for the day. As this is the Leiten season a time for epecia devotion no one should fall to be present. Parents it is your du ty to set the example for your child ren. Come, and have them stay for preaching service also The installation of the church council wich had to be postponed will no doubt take place this Sunday. All are welcome.- Catarrhal Deafness Cannot Be Cured br local application, aa they- cannot reach the diseased portion of tbe ear. There la only one way to cure catarrhal deafness, and that la br a constitutional remedy. Catarrhal Deafneaa la caused by an In flamed condition ot the mucoua lining; of the Eustachian Tube. When thla tube I Inflamed you hare a rumbling- sound or Im perfect hearing, an when It la entirely close, Deafness Is the result. Unless the Inflammation can be reduced and this tubs restored to Its normal condition, hearing; will be destroyed forever. Many case of deafness are caused by catarrh, which Ig an Inflamed condition of the mucoua sur faces. Hall' Catarrh Medicine aotg thru the blood on the mucoug gurfaceg of the gystem We will give Ona Hundred Dollars for any case ot Catarrhal Deafness that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Medicine. Cir cular Ire. All Druggist. 76o. JT. J. CHENiiY CO., Toledo, O. uiva win anilatnd In the army of savers for your country and yourself T Buy Wa Savincs Stamps. M '"'' jU-Ma.4 " nt ii J Did you ever draw two pieces of cast iron to gether with bolts? Did you get it tight? No; the cast iron broke. Did you ever bend a piece of en- 1 ameled iron? What happened? The glass cover ing, the enamel, cracked and peeled off. Ranges the perfect cooking machine must bo light aa a steam boiler. Nothing that can't stand riveting and drawing tight is worth working up into a high-grade range like the Copper-Clad. Get a malleable iron range because they are tight and stay tight. While getting, get the one malleable iron range with the solid malleable back flue the Copper-Clad the range that CAN'T rust out. Bryson, the Stove Man ONLY 15 PERCENT OF CORN VIABLE Proved By Tests oa Samples From Many Counties. SITUATION NOT REALIZED Many Farmers Thinking They Have Good Seed Corn Likely to Be Dis appointed Ear Tet Only 8olution of Problem College of Agriculture Establishing Seed Corn Stations in Eleven Cities. The seed corn situation in Ohio U alarming. Worst of all. the gravity Is not realized. Farmers who usu ally have good seed corn are almost sure to b disappointed In the qual ity of their seed this year, according to corn specialists of the Ohio State University. Nearly 400 germination tests have been conducted by W. E. Hanger of the College ot Agriculture on corn submitted from 26 counties in all parts of Ohio, and an average of the results shows that but IS per cent of tie corn tested will grow nve-sixths of it germinated less tbau SO percent, and nearly one-half germ inated under 20 percent. Establish Testing Stations. To aid in the testing of corn and to assist farmers In locating home grown seed rwppJios, the OOllege of Agriculture has established 11 seed corn testing stations. Following Is a list of the headquarters of each station, the name of the man in charge, and the counties that the sta tions will attempt to assist: Cincinnati, D. R. VanAtta, Union Central Life Insurance Building; But ler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren. Dayton, E. A. Bremceman Elks' Building; Montgomery county. Hills boro, T. B. Foster; Adams, Brown, Clinton, Hluhland. Springfield, W. E. McCoy; Champion, Clark. Marion. M. C. Thomas;, Crawford, Marlon Wyandot. Toledo, Ray Donoan, To ledo Commerce Club; Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Wood. Defiance M. D. Miller; Defiance, Henry, Pauld in?, Williams. Troy. G. R. Eastwood Shelby, Miami. Eaton, A, J. Swift; Darke, Preble. The. Agricultural College Extension Service at Columibua and the Agrleul tural Experiment Station at Wooater also have stations, and will test com for persons, particularly la those counties not included in the afore mentioned districts. The following bills were allowed last Friday and are now payable: C. D. Rice, criminal cost bill 8 85 J. A. Roemer Co., overalls, shirts and shoes -4 80 Children's Home Delaware, keep of children 99 72 Barrett Bros., supplies for of ficers 120 05 Evangeline Reams, board of Ethel Gray 10 00 Barrett Bros., supplies for Probate Judee 68 85 Celina Gas Co.; gas for build ings 28 66 The Don M. Burton Co., sup plies for Recorder. ...... 78 Pike Repairs Celina Sawmill, for township stakes ' 35 01 The petition in the matter of the Shock road improvement was pre sented and accepted. The physical examination of the 240 registrants who were placed in Class 1, A., began this week. The physicians eapeit to examine 60 each day. MONTEZUMA 4 The Church of Christ Sunday school had & surprise on their sup erintendent W. A. Jreiito-, Friday evening on 1b birthday and a very pleasant time was Bpent in names and music after which a n:est annetfzmg sui per was served. About 75 guest: were present. Cincinnati Dally Post and The Demo crat, bath one year, .I0. COMMISSIONERS Why Malleable Iron Ranges So that they may be riveted tight like a steam boiler FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP FARMERS' INSTITUTE i Following Is the program of the Franklin township farmers' institute to be held ae Montezuma, Ohio, FrU day and Saturday, February 22 and 23, 1918: Friday Morning, 9:30 O'clock Music Invocation. Legumes and Their Benefits to the Crops J. A. Hummon. Discussion, led by J. J. Beauchamp. Music. Farming A Business Proposition Mrs. Lulu H. Vandenbark. Discussion by Mrs. May Morrow. Appointment of Committees. Afternoon Session 1 :00 O'clock Music. A Housewife's Problems Mrs. Lu lu H. Vandenbark. Discussion led by Mrs. Ruth Bod kin. Music Drainage The Soil's Greatest Need J. A. Hummon. Discussion by V. H. Bennett. Greater Production of Pork and Lard F. L. Allen. Evening Session 7 O'clock Music "America". . Oratorical Contest by Pupils of Various Schools. Music. An Equilateral Triangle Mrs. Lu lo H. Vandenbark. Music. Community C-operation J. A. Hummon. Saturday Morning 9:30 O'clock Music. Why Live-Stock on the Farm? J. L. Buchanan. discussion by Irvin Hole and D. S. Monroe. Marketing the Farm Crops J. A. Hummon. Discussion by Wm. Pummell. Election of Officers. Afternoon Session 1 O'clock Music. Agriculture Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow J. A. Hummon. Music. ' When Man Becomes King and Woman Queen J. L. Buchanan. Report of Committees Announce ment of Prfze Winners in Contests. Adjournment. - During this institute there will be Corn contests for the Boys and Bak ing and Sewing Contests for the Girls. Age limit, 16 years. A BATCH OP QUESTIONS Do sh'ps have eyes 'When they go to sea? Are there springs in the ocean's bed? Does a jolly tar ooze from a tree? Can a river lose It's head? What kind of food Is a watchman's ieat? Can an old hen sing her lay J Can a poeni trip without its feet? Can you hear the break of day? Can the ocean mend a rip in the tide? Or blush when the waves kiss tne shore? , Would you say that a dress was dead, ' when its dyed? Can you comb the locks on a door? Does a needle's eye see what it sews? Can you hear the bark of a tree? Is the elephant's trunk to carry his clothes? Can the ehmlock be fit with a key? Is the shoemaker broke wen he loses his awl? Do potatoes' eyes shed tears? Does night ever break when It starts to fall? Does the corn wear rings in Its ears? Are bullets spoiled when they're In the mould? Do book worms crawl on the ground? Does a house wear a coat of paint 'cause it's cold? Can you hear the Puget Sound? Is your brain called a jail, because it has cells? Can a book be white when it's read? Was there ever a sound from the heatherbells? Is a river's mouth In Its head? Can a check on your suit be cashed at a store? ' ' Does the clock.on your stocking keep time? Can the band on your hat play music galore? Caiuthe tongue of your shoe say a rhyme?