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War Saving Stamp are the answer of a tfreat democracy to the demand for a democratic form of government security. They have behind them the entire reaoufcel Of the Kovernment and people of the United State. The War Saving Stamp plan is simple, straightforward and certain. The holder of the certificate cannot lose unless your country lo.sea, and if it loses your money Is worthless and your liberty in the bands of Prussian. THE CELIN A DEMOCRAT Traitor dollars the dollart spent for the KaUer arc thoae ipent for any item that deprives the govern ment of any element of war tupply. Patriotic dollart thoae spent for Un cle Sam can be made to do double duty. Buy War Savings Stamps. We are altogether now in this struggle. It we win, you win. If we lose, you lose. Will you help win? Thrift stamps offer one way. UblUhad M , 1HS. f ntf4 t tb CiIIm. ' 'Mo. Mt-Hle u MM4-ci ! mum. Volume 22, Number 46 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, February 22, 1918 OHIO SELECTS ABOOT TO MOVE fifty-six Hundred to Be Trans ferred to Other Gamps. ORDERS REACH CAMP SHERMAN JOHN P. BRENNAN Ex-8tat Treasurer Appoint ed State Purchasing Agsnt Call For Noncommissioned Officers and Men of Every Branch of the Service, Some of Whom Art Wanted For Immediate Servico 0,, V( r,. Selects Until Quarantine la Lifted. Chilllcothe, O., Foi). 20. Following requisitions received at Camp Sher man, it was announced at division headquarters that 5,600 Ohio and , western Pennsylvania selects are to be transferred from Camp Sherman to other cantonments In this country . In the near future. The orders call for noncommission ed officers and men of every branch of service, some of whom are wanted for Immediate service overseas, it was stated. With the division already over 5,000 below Its normal strength, officers, are looking forward to the arrival of 8,000 more drafted men in the next two weeks to compensate the loen ot men who are to be transferred. New orders for men are received daily and officers look for additional men to be called so long as the di vision is here. They say that whllo thousands of men have already been sent from this division, the situation here U not so bad as at other camps. They say the war department chosa to deplete all of the divisions to meet Immediate needs for specialists and to fill up tho ranks of the American expeditionary forces rather than make two or three divisions purely depot organizations and draw on them for all the men. Regiments here are considerably ' below war strength, due to such de pletion, officers say. Certain men deemed lndlspensables have been re tained, who will be used as the nu cleus around whom to build up the units to normal strength again whoa ' the new drafted men come. No new selects will be received here until the quarantine is lifted. While medical officers have given no intimation as to when the ban will be lifted, it is generally believed that the end of the week will see the se lects free once more. Feb. 23 was the date originally set for the arrival of the last contingent of 15 per cent. It was stated that tho quarantine will not be lifted until such time as med ical authorities are satisfied that Uia contagious disease situation is well In hand. ' J EDUCATORS TO ASSIST Great Drive Planned to 8ave Ohio's 1918 Corn Crop. Columbus, Feb. 20. Comprehensive plans for a great drive to save Ohio's 1 91 S corn crop, which Is in danger of cause of tho destruction of most of the 1917 seed com through adverse weather conditions, were launched at a meeting of county school superin tendents, held in the cenate chamber under a call issued by Governor Cox. Fred C. Croxton, federal food admin lstrator for Ohio, and Frank B. Pear son, state superintendent of public instruction. Under plans outlined, the county superintendents will make a school seed corn census of the state. They will ascertain the needs for this year's corn planting. Farmers will be told that practically all of the 1917 seed corn is mined and urged not to use a single grain of this corn unless after a thorough test it has been shown to be sound. The 1916 seed corn Is sound and farmers will be urged to use this corn and procure it wherever they can get it. In taking a census to ascertain the needs of the farmers, the superin tendents and teachers will work through the president of the farm bureau or the county agricultural agent PROBERS SELECTED Ohio" Milk Prices to Be Investigated by a Commission. Columbus, Feb. 19. Ohio milk prices will be investigated by a com mission of nine members, appointed by State Food Administrator Croxtou. The commission will meet here this week to map plans of procedure. It Is likely sections of the commission will hold hearings in various cities of the state to acquaint members of lo cal conditions. The commission will not fix prices, but, after investigation, tell producers and distributors in each community what sort of prices it will approve, if prices in excess of these are charged, the persons do ing so will place themselves liable to prosecution for making more than "reasonable" profits. Members of the commission are: Elbert II. Baker, Cleveland; Miss M. Campbell, Cincinnati; T. J. Donnolly, Columbus; C. M. Eickenberry, Ham ilton; James W. Faulkner, Columbus; Samuel Hoskins, Columbus; Irvlug Macomber, Toledo; Homer C. Price. Newark; W. W. Thornton, Akron. $2.50 PER BUSHEL Senate Agriculture Committee Fixes Price of Wheat. Washington, Feb. 20. A favorable report on the Gore bill to increase the minimum price for wheat of the 1918 crop from $2 to $2.50 per bushel was made by the senate agriculture committee. The committee s action was not unanimous and Senator Kenyon of Iowa gave notice in the senate, that he would not be bound to support the committee's recommendation. PRIORITY ORDERS HELD TO BLAME Qiiio County Fuel Administrators Air Coal Shortage. MEET AND ADOPT RESOLUTIONS Flour Mill Closed. Yanktown, S. D., Feb. 20. Deputy United States Marshal Hickey and a special government agent closed the Mennonlte four mill In Bon Homme county. Ground glass Is said to have teen found in the mill. The authori ties refused to discuss the matter. MADMAN'S WORK Slays Wife, Daughter and Sister-ln-, Law and Kills Self. Columbus, Feb. 20. Minutely-laid plant, of an Insane Iran resulted in the murder of three persons, fata! Wounding of a fourth and the suicide of the slayer, Forest Bigelow, 42, in surance agent. The slain: Mrs. Lena cigeiow, so, ms wiie; Annaoeue, i liia daughter; Mrs. Hazel Steele, 38, his sister-in-law. Mrs. Sallie Crult. 66, Bigelow's mother-in-law, Is in Protestant hospital, where her death la expected momentarily. The slayer usee, a hatchet ground to a razor sharpness. Family troubles are said to have prompted tho deed. After the butchery, Bigelow shot and killed himself. He left a latter disposing of his property, naming his pallbearers and hymns to be rung at his funeral. THE' MARKETS Wounded Soldiers From France. New York, Feb. 20. The first American aoldiers wounded on the batilefielj f France are convalescing at the CWtnbia hospital here. There are almo, 100 of the soldiers, some U them Cherlng troin a .ll shock. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Have you enlisted in the army of aaver for your country and youraolf t Buy War Savings SUmps. Chicago, Feb. 20. Cattle Native beef steers, IS 5013 85; ctockers and feeders. $7 S5tfM0 60; cows and heifers. $6 406)11 65; calves, $8 25C' m CO, Koffs Llpht, $1 S01 70: mixed, 1fi 26M 85; heavy, 1C 1S(S1S 80; roncrhs, $16 1518 30; pigs, 112 75(315 75. Phoep and Lambs Wethers, $9 75 1 15; lnmr.s,' $13 BOWK 60 Receipts Cattle, 17,000; hogrs, 64,000; sheep and lambs, 16,000. East Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 20. Cattle Prime steers, $13 2E1S 60; shlpplngr steers. $11 2513 25; butcher steers, $10 50(8)12 50; heifers, $811 25 cows. $4 50 (ft 10 60; bulls, $6 50 11 50 fresh cows and springers, $65135; calves, $7(i?17 75. Hors Heavies, $17 25017 50; mlxad, $17 40(5)17 50: Yorkers, S17 50: light York ers, $16(S)16 25: pigs, $15 75i16; roughs, $15 E015 76; stags, $18 6014 25. Sheep and Lambs Yearlings, $12 14 SO; wethers, 1313 50: ewes, $7012 50 mixed sheep, $12 50(3)13; lambs, $13(9 $17 50, Receipts Cattle, 500; hops, 3,700; sheep and lambs, 5,000; calves, 200. Cleveland, O , Feb. 20. Cattle Choice fat steers, fll12 60 butcher steers. $7 BOfflO 60; helfera, $7 10 f"; bull, $S 50(99 60; cows, $7ig)9; choice calves, $15i??15 60. Hogs Yorkers, heavies and mediums, $17 25; pigs and roughs $16 50; stags. $14 25. T.ambs 'Hood to choice, $lg 76ift17. Receipts Cattle, 200; hogs, 2,000; sheep 'and lambs, 600 ; calves, 260. Pittsburgh, Pa.. Feb. 20 Cattle Steers, $9012 80: heifers, $10 Iff 11; cows. $710; top calves, $16, Hoc Heavies, $16 90(ff17 40; heavy Toilers. J17 Z51T 40; light Yorkers, I1H ZBfc'lB 75: pigs, $15(8)15 60. Sheep and Lambs Top sheep, $13 SO; top lambs, 17 26. Receipts Hogs, 1,000; sheep and lambs, 600: calves. 100. Cincinnati, O., Feb. 20. Cattle Steers, $7(12 60; heifers, $6 50 11; cows, $6 5010; calves, $6(5)13. Hogs Packers and butchers, $16 75 17; common to choice, $10(5),14 75; pigs and lights. fii?i)l2; stags. $10(5)12. Sheep and Lambs Sheep, $6gU SO lambs, $t2??)17 50. Receipts Cattle, $00; hogs, 4,000; sheep ana irit.ds, iwi. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 20. Butter Fancy creamery, 52f53c: Ohio rolls, 3747'SSe; store packed. SC37c. Kggs Nearby and western firsts, 57o Poultry Chickens: Young (up to 2Vk lbs.), 34ir35c; rough, 82i533o; old roosters, 18c. Boston, Feb. 20. Wool Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces: Pelalne washed, 8385c; one-half blood irmbln, 77S7Sc; three-eighths blood ocv.blnrf, 7778o; delaine unwashed, 71 76o. Toledo, O., Feb. 20. Wheat, $2 20; corn, $1 81; oats, Ho; slover seed, 120 te. Ask That No Priority Orders Be Is sued For Lake Shipment, Unlet ' Provision Is Made For Ohio's Do mestic Needs Fuelless Mondays, Priority Decrees and Embargoes Called Bungles by Johnson. Coliim'ius, Feb. 20. County fuel ad ministrators from throughout the rtate n?t here at the call of State Administrator . Johnson and served notice on their grand chief In Wash ington that they don't want Ohio's coal supply completely cut off again, as was the case last summer, when everything was sent to the northwest. The county administrators adopted a resolution asking that no priority orders be issued for lake shipment, unless provision is made that Ohio's domestic needs be taken care of at the same time as fairly as those of any other state Ohio families were advl3ed to lay In next winter's supply of coal at the earliest opportunity. It is safter to do so in the spring than to wajt until summer, it was said. Unlike la-it rummer, there is no prospect now of cheaper coal at any time, it was point ed out, and therefore no reason to wait. Administrator Johnson declared the situation this winter has been due to the breaking down of the transportation system. "Fuelless Mondays, priority orders and embar goes all are pure bungles, declared Johnson emphatically. "They may be the only way out of a situation, but it Is a bungled makeshift way. They mean that In order to permit coal to be moved, some Industries must shut down. Clos'.'cg of industries isn't con pervlDi? fuel in the last analysis. The ' cny thing to do is to get action on j transportation. Lack of transporta-1 tion has been the cause of all our j troubles, and our only relief lies in better transportation." J. B. Dugan, chief inspector of the public utilities commission, who tes tified against the fuel administration In the senate probe early In January, placed the original blame for the Ohio coal trouble on the northwest pri ority orders. The state at that Uma was drained of its coal, he said, cre ating a condition from which it never recovered. Each of the county administrators !s to make a survey of his county as to the amount of ccal that will be Kceded for I he year beginning April 1. Efforts then will be made to get this amount of coal to each county before next winter. COMMANDER RIXX0 He la Chief of Italy'a Brave Aerial Forces. SMALLPOX IN OHIO Five Veteran Wm, Pontius, of Rock ford. was in town yesterday on his way home from Columbus, where he was attending a meeting of the hardware men's asso ciation. More Prevalent Now Than For Years, Says Health Board. Columbus. Feb. 19. Smallpox Is more prevalent in Ohio now than for five years... Reports being received by the state health department in dicate that the total number of cases for January will reach 2,000. In De cember there were 1,131 cases. The highest number In any previous month in the past five-year period was 900. Only 15 of the 88 counties reported no cases in January. Ouly nine counties have been without the disease since the present epidemic began in September. Based on pop ulation, Henry county, with 202 cases, had the largest number of casoj in January. Of these. 158 were at Napoleon, the county seat. Summit county reported 243 cases, with 170 in Akron. The present situation is blamed by the state department upon mistakes of physicians in diagnosing the dls ease as chickenpox, in laxity of quar antine measures and IaCk of vaccina tion. The importation of negroes from the south is regarded by many as another reason for the prevalence of the disease. MEN RETURNING TO WORK Settlement of Shipyards Controversy In Sight. Washington, Feb. 19. President Wilson's intervention terminated the eastern shipyard strikes. Reports to the shipping board from' union heads in all districts in which carpenters are out say the strikers are return ing to work. William L, Hutcheson, president of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, is expected today to take up the matter with government official Although Hutcheson has declined to leave to the shipbuilding labor adjust ment board a settlement of the car penters' demands, officials believe that after President Wilson's mes sage he at loast will be willing to re new relations with the board. WEEKLY WAR REVIEW According to the latest Intelligence from the European capitals, Germany baa suddenly found herself involved in a maze of difficulties on the east ern front and In danger of losing all the larga benefits she was calmly pre paring to realize from her peace with the Ukraine and tho Bolshevlkl with' drawal of Russia from the war. Poland is threatening to constitute herself the rock on which the Ger man hope of peace and gainful expan alon in the east may be shattered Embittered by the tearing off ol t strip of their territory to be given the Ukraine1 for breaking away from the Bolshivtki and signing a peace with the central powers, the Poles are in what appears to be virtually a rtate of revolt. Reports in the Get man newspapers, which express dis may and alarm over the Polish situa. tion, Indicate that tho Polish army now an effective military force, Is on the kid'' of the prevalent Polish pentlment of bitterness against the central powers. Tbt situation has grown so serious that the military re patrolling the streets of Warsaw. Berlin announced that the armistice with the Bolshevlkl has ended and an attack Kerns immldent. Local raids and bombardments feat ured the week on the western front. British, French and German forces participated, prisoners and guns being captured in these operations On ths American sectors in Lorraine the Americans replied effectively to German artillery Are In Palestine the British penetrated Turkish posl 'lions northeast of Jerusalem to a depth of two miles on a six miie front. Official dispatches received at Washington laid the strength of the Teutonic armies on the Italian front is sufficient to permit the central pow ers to urdcrtake offensive operations simultaneously on the entire western front from the North sea to the Adri atic and prevent the allies from trans ferring troops from one part of the front to the uther. Berlin officially announced the re sumption of operations on the east ern front. The German war office, on Feb. 18, leported that Gorman troops had crossed the Dvina river. Eetronia and Livonia, the two remaining Bal tic provinces, are being invaded and Reval has been taken. Resumption of hostilities follows the failure of the Bolahevikl to sign a peace treaty with, the central powers. The Bolshevlkl reports the capture of Kiev, new capital of Ukraine, after a battle in which 4,000 were killed and 7,000 wounded. The Russian government announc ed, on Feb. 20, its readiness to sign a peace treaty with Germany, though protesting against the harsh terms. The official announcement of the capitulation was signed by Nikolai Lenine and Leon Trotzky on behalf of the people's commissaries of Rus da. Notwithstanding this fact; Teutonic troops are advancing eastward Into Russia over a front of 400 miles, from Riga in the north to Lutsk. Both Lutsk and Dvina k have been cap tured. The Germans aire encountering no. opposition. BREWERY SCHEME BEING EXPOSED Uliriclmville Chronicle. The American Issue calls attention to a stunt that is being played by the brew ers. A paid agent 0I their organization has been stationed in Columbus. He is sending out over the state to men who are likely to be selected for member! oi the Legislature. He has a private inter view with each that comes. They are instructed to profess to be dry oh, yes, oi course, ineyare opposed to the sa loon and would like to see the liquor business wiped off the face of the earth. Oh, sure! But and then they are to ex plain that just at this time it does not seem opportune to meddle with the measure. The war, you know it might stir up ill feeling. It might do a great amount of damage in alienating the loy alty of workingmen, etc., etc. Some time they would be willing to vote that way, nut well, not just now. It is a very clever (scheme, but it won't fool anybody but wooden-headed office-seekers, ami that kind the people do not want to represent them in the state leg islature. The thing to do is to require a public and unequivocal statement from every candidate for membership in the general assembly, and refuse to vote for any one who fails to respond satisfac torily. SMALL POX IN CELINA ON WAN Barber Shop to He-Open The barber shop of P. W. Bowser, on Wet Fayette street, recently damaged by fire, which caused its temporary clos ing, has been refitted and will open for business next Monday, GOVERNMENT PLANE STOPS AT CHICKASAW Chickasaw is laying claim to tome un usual distinction these days. Wednesday a federal war plane, on its way from De troit to Dayton, made a temporary land ing at the Marion towship metropolis, but of not long enough duration to per mit the occupants to partake of kindly onerea dinner Hospitality, when the ma chine was obliged to continue its flight southward. New Bremen Sun. FIRE CHIEF JACOB WEBER DEPOSED THE GRIM REAPER Mrs. Catherine Puthoff, the venerable witeof the late I-rank Putholl, well known to the older people of Celinu and vicinity, passed away at her home on East Wayne street last Monday. While in failing health for some time, she bad been up about until a couple days of her demise. She was 73 years of aire. Her At a meeting of the fire department committee of the village council this week, Fire Chief Jacob Weber was aaked to step down and out. lie was charged with being direlict in the performance of hit duties, which grew ont ot the band ling of the fire that burned the brewery warehouse opposite the Cincinnati North ern railroad ttation in January, with the thermometer dancing around zero. Old John Barleycorn on empty stomach ia said to have unfitted the old veteran for his work. Jacob bat been one of the town's best and most daring fire fighters, and it is be regretted that council felt called upon to dispense with hit tervicet. It is un derstood Mr. Weber will return to De troit, where he wat employed when be accepted the job at chief. A successor has not yet been named. PETER TOO FAMILIAR WITH BROTHER'S FODEER Adam Alt, of Liberty township, was A family I , lyioeny lownsuip, wai Thev are- arres,ed ,ast Saturday by Marshal Dun husband died lour years ago. Mrs. Geo. Ineichen. of Geneva Tnd u" V." cuargeu wuu ppropn- Itf T U Tl 4 : i ri .1 a . mi 9. jatuu j)riuii;r:i,ui uiuwdicr, mil. I iA 1 i j , 1 . . Tom Durbin, John, Jacob. Benjamin and ' " . Henry, of this citv, and Andrew and Joseph of Hopewell township. l uneral services were held at the Cath olic church yesterday morning. The Reison and Quinter families.' un der quarantine since the first outbreak of the disease in this citv more than a month ago, nave been liberated by Offi cer ry. The home of Barber Frank Gibbons, on West Logan street, is still under the ban. His sister, Miss Maggie, was the first to contract the disease, then Mrs. Gibbons, and then Frank himself. The cases are mild, but still enought to make one swear. RAID FOR STRAY DOGS BEGINS NEXT MONDAY Nine unclaimed dogs are now In possession of Harry L. Hight in this city. The dogs were taken up by Mr. Hight during the past week and were all minus of tags. Officer Hight wishes to notify the public that no affidavit is needed to take up the dogs, and that he will start his tour of the county next week and all dogs found without tags will be taken by him in accordance with the law. SOME PORKER the personal property of his brother. Peter Alt. At a bearing before Mayor Scranton, Wednesday, Adam wat bound over to the Common Pleat Court grand jury in the turn of 200. Bond was given. and some price CHICKS AND EGGS OR SKUNK, WHICH? Irvin Hole, of Franklin township, de livered a stag to Mike Konratb that was the heaviest bog shipped from this place for some time. The stag weighed 790 pounds and Mr. Hole received a check fir $106.65 for him. Mr. Hole bought Dear Editor Democrat: While I was reading The Democrat of Inn! vprlc I this hog at the first sale of Big Type Po- came to a beading that made my blood land-China hogt of Geo. Klosterman boil. It read like this ' Hunters Are Sons about three years ago for flS.OO. Loldwater Lhronicle IN CUPID'S DOMAIN W. J. Fiely, of Cranberry Prairie, an Miss Margaret Hart, of Sharpsburg.were happily wedded at the latter place on 12ih inst by Rev. Welsh. Their attend ants were Alfred Fiely and Miss Rosa Huelsman. After the nuptial high mass the wedding party went to the home of the bride's parents, where an elaborate wedding feast was served and a number of relatives and friends of the young couple assembled to extend them best wishes for a happy wedded life. The bride is a daughter of John and Mary Hart, of faharpsburg, and is an ac complished young .lady with a host o: friends to congratulate her upon the new uties she has assumed. The grom is son of Henry and Anna Fiely, of Cran berry Prairie, and is a sterling young man. Both have many friends to extend best wishes. They will locate on a farm southwest of Lightsville. Coldwater Chronicle. IN REALTY CIRCLES The real estate of the late Samuel J Vimug, offered for sale in a partition suit a few days a go,! was bid in by the de ceased s eldest son, Lieutenant Vernon Vining. His purchase included 54 acres of what was known as the old F. C. Le Blond farm, in the southwest part of town, and eight lots in the east end of town, along and adjacent to East Mar ket street. Consideration, $7,100. American Aviator Killed. Washington, Feb. 20. Cadet Charles E. Jones of Pittsfleld, Mass., attached to the aviation section of the Hlgnal corps, has oeen killed in an airplane accident in France, the war department was advised by General Pershing, who also announced that Corporal William Williams of 3reen Mile. O.. died of pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis, of Mendon, were among our visitors . Saturday while in town attending to some basinets mat ters. TWO KILLED AT CROSSING Mother and Her Four Children Struck by a Train. Toledo, Feb. 18. A mother and her four children were killed and another child and two men were injured when a New, York Central passenger train hit an automobile truck in which tbey were riding near here. The dead are: Mrs. Annie Plichelnski, 38, and her children, Katharine, 12; Frances, 6; Victory, 11; Sophie, 7. The Plichein skies were moving to Toledo from Christy, riding on the truck driven by Clarence Long, who failed to sen the train as the truck drove onto the crossing. Robertson's New Position. London, Feb. 19. General Robert eon, who resigned Saturday as chief of the British army staff, has accept ed command of the eastern division of the home army, Chancellor of tht Exchequer Bonar Law announced In i he house of commons. Mr. and Mrs. Melville Kanorr. East Anthonv street, have been entertaining a new boy since Tuesday, where he hat taken up a permanent residence. Good luck and long life to him. John Gast to L. E. & W. Railway, part of lot S9, Coldwater, f 150. Adeline Gast to L. E. & W. Rail way, part of lot 40, Coldwater, ?150 David Stein to Otto Fahncke, part of land in Blackcreek township, $5600. Frank Shindeldecker to John Tiles, part of land in Dublin township, $6300. Willet Skinner to May Mygrants part of liiDd in Blackcreek, $2000. ' Fred Fisher to Jacob Kassmeier, part of land in Recovery township, $5000. Lctta D. Fisher to Jacob Kassmei er, rart of land in Gibson otwnship, $3400. Robert Tclan to Walter Copper smith, part of octlot 13, Rockford, $1800. Wm. Steinbrunner to Martha Jane Snyder, lot 14, McDaniel's addition, Ft. Recovery, $2400. Howard O. Purdy to Otis Dull, pt. of :..nd in Elackcretk township, $11- 000. Emma B. Gray to Andrew S. Gray, lot 35 Krenn'ngs addition, Ft. Recov ery, $50.0 Rosa Lehman to Henry Mertz, part of land in Hopewell township, $8000. Geo. Frysinger to Earl Mihue, part of land in Dublin township, $8195. Robert Wagers et al to E. Roett ger, lot 54. Rockford. $1. The public library, which was closed on account of the fuel shortage, was opened Monday. Red Cross sewing and knitting has been resumed at their headquarters in the City Building, which is open every afternoon except Saturday. Your help would be appreciated. County Treasurer Baker has been con fined to his home the past few days with a case of mumps. We always thought Perry fat enough without any artificial aid. Then it seems to make one lop sided and out of proportion. CARDINAL FARLEY LAUDS WAR WORK From The Columbiad, Catholic At a meeting held in New York for the purpose of increasing the Knights of Co lumbus war fund, his eminence, Cardinal Farley, delivered an address in which he expressed himself as being greatly- pleased with the part which Catholics are taking in upholding the rights of the nation, and praised President Wilson for his wisdom in protecting the morals of the soldiers by enforcing the five-mile limit on saloons and other undesirable places in the neighborhoods of the en campments. The Cardinal said in part: "I am prouder of the Government for this measure than for anything else that I can mention since the be ningof the war. While President Wilson and Secretary Baker are us ing every effort to safeguard the morals of the soldiers of this coun try, in Europe such precautions are not taken and are not even thought of. "I thank God that in this war we, as Catholics, true to our traditions, shall bear a noble part. The Secre tary of War, according to my infor mation, has said that the Catholics of the United States have contribu ted 35 per cent to the personnel of the army. I have been creditably informed that 40 per cent of the men in the navy are our co religionists." Warned," and it goes on to say the tea- son for capturing fur-bearing animala has closed and the game warden warna hunters and trappers that a violation of the law will 'not be tolerated. A convic tion on a charge of killing these animals means a fine of 25 and costs. The trap per is a blessing to the farmer, and we need them. The more the better. I don't trap, but I wish to say to Mr. Game warden that skunk and musk rat have both been holed up since the middle of December aud it has been zero weather ever since. From that time up nnttl now I bave only seen one skbuk track. and he made for my neighbor's barn, only waiting for his hens to lay to it could suck the eggs. Now these devils have all been kept over for next summer to suck the farmer's eggs and kill bit little chickens, and sometime! a big one also. I wish to inform Mr. Game War den, whoever he is, he must come and take care of his skunk if he wants them to live. If on' of these stinkers makes himself familiar any time around my premises, and my neighbors take the same view, they are dead skunk, for we will kill them. We want eggs and chicks no skunk. If I lived along a ditch the muskra's would get the tame treatment, in season and out of season. They would not fill up a ditch of mine. I don't believe in protecting anything that will do the farmer harm, and the skunk and muskrat both harm bim. We have plenty of proof that they do. So. Game Warden, let me say to you, if yon want these pets, please come and take care of them or we will kill them as occa sion requires. I believe in good laws and want to obey them, first, last and all the time. But such threat is hot air. It will not stand Supreme Court. Yours truly, LEWIS H. SUHR. THE COMMISSIONERS The following bills were allowed last Friday and are now payable: Emerson Price Co., typewriter shock absorber 1 50 Perrv Baker, fees for February settlement 2769 31 Dillon Smalley, expense account for January 3 50 Mercer County Observer, Miesse ditch sale 1 14 J. J. Lewis, bridge lumber 125 46 R. B. Morrison, expense account for January 7 00 E. G. Ungerer, fess for February settlement 3078 21 Wm. A. Siebert, inquest over An na McLannan 5 35 TjS THE PROBATE COURT Cyntia A. Newcomb and J. F. New- comb, executors of the will of Joseph B. Newcomb, deceased, filed account of final distribution. Sebastian Ranley, administrator of the estate of Rebecca Dilworth Christman filed statements in lieu of account. Jarusha McQueen, appointed as guardian of Estella D. Kelley. Anna Franzer, administratrix of the estate of Wm. Staughler, return ed and filed order of private sale of real estate. Sale confirmed and deed ordered. G. W. Robinson appointed admin istrator with the will annexed of Amanda Ore, deceased. Inventory and appraisement February 25. Fannie Baker, executrix of the will of Wm. Hainline, deceased filed ac count of final distribution. F. S. Jones, administrator of the estate of Catherine Jones, deceased, filed inventory and appraisement. Samuel Clutter, 22, Dublin town ship, farmer, son of Hiram Clutter, and Lela McClintock, 20, Union town ship, housekeeper, daughter of Al McClintock. issued marriage license. Marriage ceremony performed by the Rev. W. E. Streete. CHURCH OF GOD CELINA Sunday school at 9 a. tn. W. R. Thomas, Sup't. Preaching ser vice at 10:30 a. m. NEPTUNE Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. W. K. Monroe, up'. f rescuing service in the evening. Evangelistic ser vices each evaning through the week. Come and enjoy these aervices. Spirit ual and edifying. George Menchoffer through his at torney, W. E. TouVelle, last Monday, filed suit in Common Pleas Court, against C. W. Kanorr Plaintiff claims the amount of $598.98, with interest from the 7th of January, due him on a promissory note dated Sept. 6, 1906. George Menchoffer vs. C. W. Kan orr and Sarah Kanorr is a case filed in Common Pleas court last Monday in which plaintiff asks the amount of $1496.89 on three promissory notes. Foreclosure of mortgage asked for. Geo. Menchoffer filed another suit against C. W. and Sarah Kanorr on Monday asking Judgment In the sum of $3,779.30 on a promissory note. Foreclosure of mortgage asked. The Citizens Banking Co., through their attorney, J. D. Johnson filed suit last Monday against W. H. Hus sey. Alice Panabaker and E. J. Brookhart. Plaintiff claims the amount of $126.75 due o na prom issory not with interest from October 1917 from W. H. Hussey and Alice Panabaker, and $59.75 from E. J. Brookhart as surety and guarantor. Ray H. Tester was granted a di vorce rrom his wire, Francis Tester, in Common Pleas Court, last Monday. George H.- Morrison and Bertha A. Morrison, his wife vs. Sarah Morri son, Albert Morrison, Lilly Morrison, Bertha Miller and Jacob Miller her husband, Cora Lavey and Ira Lavey her husband is a partition suit filed in Common Pleas court last Tuesday. Elo Graham, through her attorney P. E. Kenney, on Thursday filed suit against Hugh D. Graham, asking for alimony and custody of their child, aged four months. A temporary res training order restraining the defen dant from disposing of certain per sonal propety was allowed by Judge Miller. Iva House, through her attorney, Frank V. Short, filed suit for divorce against Elmer House, alleging gross neglect of duty and extreme cruelty. She also asks for the restoration of her maiden name of Iva Heistan. Hugh D. Graham through Is at torneys, E. E. Jackson and B. A. My ers nied suit in replevin, last Tues day against M. L. Tice and Clara M. Tice. The illness of Recorder James Hart is giving his friends deep concern. He is now at Ft. Recovery in the care of his sister. Cincinnati Dally Poat and The Demo crat, both one year, IS.tO.