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L War Savings Stamp plan is simple, straightforward and certain. The holder of the certificate cannot lose unless your country loses, and If it loses tout monev la worthing And vmir m.rw in ih. y. n,n J.i... - " - 4 "J Wityj uUW0 vr 1 USBinUfli IN A DEMOCRAT Traitor dollari the dollar spent for the Kaiser are those apent (or any item that deprivea the govern ment of any element of war supply. Patriotic dollari thoie (pent for Un cle Sam can be made to do double duty. Buy War Savings Stamps. If art? altogether now in this struggle. If we win, you win. If we lose, you lose. Will you help win? Thrift stamps offer one way. ubllh4 Mar . ll5. ataraa Ih Cilia. M. Mtl-cHU at Mw4-lit Ml' auttOT . Volume 22, Number 49 Carlin & Carlin, Publi$her$ Celina, Ohio, March 15, 1918 CEL STORM CLAIMS MANY VICTIMS i Nine Killed and Scores Injured In Northwestern Ohio. KK1.K TO TltY IT AGAIN PROPERTY DAMAGE HEAVY Many Residences and Hundreds of Barns and Outbuildings Demolished by the Tornado, Which 8trlke Dozen Towns With Great Force. Farmers Mtor to Stricken Comma nitles and Offer Assistance. Toledo, March 11. Nine parsons were killed, scores Injured and scores of homes, hundreds of barns and out buildings demolished by the tornado that struck northwestern Ohio Sat urday night. Property damage Is es timated at from $1,000,000 to $3,000. 000. No serious damage was done In any of the larger towns, most of the do st ruction having been reported from country districts. The tornado began Its mad career In Van Wert county, on the Ohio-Indiana state line, and then traveled In a northeasterly di rection, lessening in its intensity un til It died out east of Tiffin. Towns suffering the most severely were Van Wert, Middlepoint, Convoy, Lima. Deshler, Hamler, Continental, Ot tawa, Napoleon, Holgate, Miller City and Tiffin. The known dead: Rezford Lye, 12, Middlepoint, killed when barn was de molished while he was feeding cattle; Harry Perry, 8, three miles west of Van Wert; Mrs. Charles Grec, Mid dlepoint; Mrs. William Geyer, 72, Van Wert county; Pearl Bott, 26, farmer of near Cloverdale, south of Conti nental. The tornado first struck at Middle point, traveling northeast across Har rison, Pleasant and Union townships. The twister would swoop down, wreck a farmhouse, or possibly two or three, and then Jump over four or five miles before doing more damage. Reports received here say that Con tinental and Holgate wore not wipej out, but that much property damage was done there by the tornado. Hundreds . of farmers from north western Ohio and eastern Indiana motored to Van Wert county to give aid to farmers who suffered loss. The organized searching parties rounded up live stock which had become loose and wandered off. Big boulders weighing a ton were found in the roads at several points, having been lifted from fields or creeks and carried many yards. In Union township a farmhouse was lifted from its foundation and was carried into an adjoining field. A heavy store in this house was carried half a mile by the twister. The storm played queer pranks. Hundreds of chickens were entirely denuded and leit withovt a feather. One chicken, with only a few feather left, was blown high In the air and landed on a telephone post, from which It was rescued. Damage estimated at $200,000 was done in Findjay and Hancock county Small buildings wore wrecked, roof of many business blocks were car ried away, store windows were shat tered, trees blown down and all busi ness in general was suspended tor several hours. At Bascom, several miles west of Tiffin, the car barns of the Tiffin. Fcstorla and Eastern Intcrurban com pany were demolished, six big cars in the barns being damaged. Poles along the traction line were blown down. Later reports state that four of the Injured have died. After more thus a quarter of con.ury of married life, with many tips and downs, Julius Dlcke of thi city was granted a divorce by Judge M'llcr of the common pleas court lust Saturday. He charged his wife Mary K. Dicke, with gross neglect of duty, and turning his children against MR. HAKKH IX FRANCE Secretary Baker Is In France; but he didn't go there to escape from the gentlemen who think they know how to conduct the war department bet ter than he has conducted it. Mr Baker is in France for the purpose of Inspecting conditions on the war front and to confer with General Pershing, It Is probable, too, that he will get as much Information as possible from the French and British war offices and that he will come home with a knowledge, gained through personal observation, which will be of im mense value to the army and to the nation. Thus far Secretary Baker's work has been magnificent. We may ex pect that he will continue to exhibit splendid efllc'ency in disposing of the task which has fallen to his depart ment, but his trip to France will not be liked by the clrtlcs who are de. termined to be pessimistic with re gard to the manner in which our ar my is being prepared for action. They will see In it a deliberate pur pose on the, part of the secretary to add to his ability to confound and be little them. Oho State Journal. Storm Victim Dying. Lima, O., March 12. The death list of Saturday night's tornado is expect ed to reach seven. Charles Kiel of Convoy Is dying in the hospital at Van Wert, doctors say. Kiel was rid ing In a buggy when the tornado 6wept across the road. A flying tim ber was driven into his back and half way through his body. WILSON SENDS MESSAGE ! Expresses Sympathy With the Peo ple of Russia. Washington, March 12. On the eve of the gathering at Moscow of thej Russian congress of Soviets, which isi to pass judgment on the German-! made peace accepted by the Bolshe-' vikl at Brest-LItovsk, President Wil-' son sent a message of sympathy to' the Russian people through the con gress, with the pledge that the United States will avail itself of every op portunity to aid them in driving out. autocracy and restoring Russia to her place In the world with complete sov ereignty and independence. The United States now recognizes no government In Russia, but tun president cabled his message to the American consul at Moscow for de livery today to the congress, which Is made up of soldiers and workmen's representatives. NO CONCERTS . THIS SUMMER Council at its regular session last Tuesday night decided to cut out the band concerts, after the finance committee reported no funds for that purpose. A little Improvement music is much needed now and council did the right thing in passing up con certs at ths time. Tle finance committee, which also has the Forest Heights plea for an nexation on its mind, asked for and received more time in which to go over the situation. It is expected to report at the next meetng. Celina is already scattered over considerable territory and the problem of furnish ing water and lighes is a tremendous one, to say nothing of tne streets little used, but still in neeed of im provement. Fire truck companies are begin ning to be heard from, the Reo peo ple presenting argument for their machine Tuesday night. Council will receive bids for motorized ap paratus on Tuesday the 19th. The monthly appropraeing ordi nance and the reports of the mayor and Board of Public Affairs were read and accepted. Council will meet again tonight. TO CALL 800,000 MEN FOR SERVICE Second Army Draft Will Begin on March 29. WITHDRAWAL TO BE GRADUAL Ninety-five Thousand Man Wanted at Once to Fill Up Divisions to Be Sent to the Front Harvesting Not to Be I metered With, According to the Provost Marshal General. Ohio's Quota. AMONG U ES Revival services are now in pro gress at the Friends church, six miles west of Celina, conducted by Evange list Elmer Hole. A special chart lecture, subject "Can Man Return," will be given by the pastor, Harry E. Boyd, os next Sunday evening. Everybody urged to attenl these services. LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday school, 8:45 a. m. "Be yet not unwise, but under standing what the will of the Lord is." Ephes. 5, 17. Divine services, 10:00 a. tn. The subject of the sermon will be "The Impotency of unbelievers." This Is the central thought of the gospel leason for next Sunday. Lenten vesper service,. 7:30 p. m The subject of the evening's med itation to be considered is "Barabbas or Jesus." All are welcome. Hopewell Church A class of 10 children will be pub licly examined Synday afternoon by Rev. Reitz to their confirmation on ralm Sunday. Rockefeller's Income Tax. New York, March 13. John U. Rockefeller will pay the government approximately $38,400,000 income tax this year, according to estimate of a financial authority. This is within S3.000.000 nf the amount collected In personal Inccme taxes from the en tire country In 1915. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Have you enlisted In the army of saver for your country, and yourself? Buy War Barings Stamps. CHURCH OF GOD (F. H. Snavely, pastor) Falrview Sunday school, 9:30. Christian Endeavor, 6:30. Preaching services, 7:30. Tabor Sunday school, 9:30. Junior C. E. and Senior C. E. 7:30 Pleasant View Sunday school, 6:30. Christian Enleavor, 7:30. Sit. Carmel Sunday school, 6:30 a. m. Christian Endeavor, 7:30 p. Revival services are being with the Fairview church to which the public is heartily invited. m. held Hugo Weinman, of Chattanooga, was among our callers last Monday while in town looking alter some business attairs. Ora Howell, of Coldwater. Route 2, made The Democrat a friendly call while in town Saturday, making his customary renewal. He was delivering some cat tle to buyers in this market. Our old friend A. W. Shively, of Law renceburg, Tenn., was in town the first of the week on his way to Bryant, Ind., where he expects to spend the spring and summer. Mr. Shively is a civil war veteran, now in his 80th year, but he ex hibits as much interest in the European conflict as a youngster. Bie Pete says If you know what I know yon would bny your work shoes now. Just received anotner shipment of army shoes. Cincinnati Daily post and The Demo crat, both one year, fa.S0. Washington, March 13. Eight hun dred thousand men are to be called to the colors gradually during the present army year, under the second army draft, which begins March 29. An announcement by Provost Mar shal General Crowder of the number to be called was followed closely by an order for tne mobilization of 95, 000 men during the five-day period beginning March 29, some 15.000 of them to be assembled under the sec ond draft. Eighty thousand will be men of the first draft of 687,000 not yet summoned Into service. Ohio's apportionment is 6,956 men. Details of how the second draft is to be applied will be made public later, after congress has acted upon proposed legislation providing for registration of youths attaining the age of 1 years and for basing state and district quotas on the number of registrants In Class 1. In his first of ficial statement on the subject, how ever, General Crowder assures the country that no sweeping withdrawal of large numbers of men at one time Is contemplated and that care will be taken to avoid Interference with har vesting. The 95,000 men now called. It Is understood, are needed at once to fill up divisions and other units sched uled for early departure or to take the place of men transferred from other divisions to make up such de ficiencies. Newly organized regular divisions are particularly short of men and heavy drafts on national army divisions to make these good have been necessary, seriously Inter feting with the training work of the national army divisions drawn upon The call for new men makes It prob able that no further trarsf ers will be necessary. The 800,000 men to be summoned this year represent the number neces sary to fill up all existing divisions, to create all the army corps and field army troops to fill out the war ma chine for which the framework al ready exists, and to provide 250,000 replacement troops. When they have been mobilized, which will not be completed before the first of next year, there will be more than 40 full Infantry divisions, 27,700 men each, and all the additional units neces sary. No additional divisions of the national army or national guard will be created this year, although the program for the regular army, now composed of eight infantry and one cavalry divisions, may be enlarged. The war department is prepared to supply clothing and other equipment Immediately for all the men to be called out. Acting Quartermaster General Gocthals is now pressing vig orously the deliveries of winter cloth ing to build up the reserves neces sary for next winter. The first purpose of the war de partmont is to complete the first field army in France. TELTS SHOW OUR SEED CORN VERY BAD Over 4,500 germination tests of seed corn conducted In all parts of Ohio by the rural school pupils and teachers show that but 51 percent, of the corn tested wll grow. Of the 916 tests made In this county, but 66 per cest or tne corn will grow, m-as- mucn. as & percent is as low a per centage as the average farmer ciin even afford to consider, the seed corn sltution is held to be exceedingly ser ious. Corn specialists are urging that every ear be tested. DILLY COLGAN CROSSES DIVIDE William J. Col Ran. aged 63. former well known resident of this city, died at his home at 1619 Parsons evenue, Co- umuus, last Tuesday, following a three montns illness with a complication of diseases. He was born in Als'ead. New york, ana came to Celina when a lad. For the past twelve years he resided at Columbus, where be was an elevator operator at the State House. He is survived by his wife, one son. John, at home, and one daughter, Mrs. way juggins, ot Providence, R.I.: one sister, Mrs. Andy lenders, of this citv. and two brothers, John Colgan, of Pine Bluffs, Ark., and Barney Colgan, of Portland. The remains were brought here yes terday and taken to the home of his sis ter. Funeral services will be held from the Latuolic church here to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. ANOTHER FALSE STATEMENT IS DISPOSED 0! SATURDAY'S STORM VICIOUS PARCELS POST LIMIT RAISED Effective March 15, the limit of weight of parcel post matter will be increased to seventy pounds for par cels mailed within the first, second and thiird zoies, and to fifty pourfds fc r parcels mailed for delivery within any of the other zones. The limit at present is fifty pounds for delivery within the first and second zones, and any of the other zones. The increased weight will be par ticularly advantageous in the mar keting of prodlcts of the farm, as it will make it possible for producers and consumers to get into directcon tact thereby facilitating the conserva ion of food, which is a most Impor tant factor in winning the war. The inreased weight limit does not apply to parcels sent to the Expedi tionary Forces in Europe. Parcels mailed to those forces must not ex ceed seven pounds. Mrs. R. R. Wyckoff, chairman of the Civilian Relief Committee, sen a lotter of Inquiry relative to the death of Charles Adams at Camp Sherman and following is the reports received by her this week: Mrs. Wyckog's letter to the Camp reads: Celina, February 24, 1918. J. M. Tellech, Camp Sherman, O. My dear Sir: Charles Aiams, a private from this county, died recently at the Base Hospital at Camp Sherman, and was brought to his home here for burial Rumors are current here as to the treatment he received and it has caused much adverse crieiclsm and consequently apprehension among the men who are soon to leave for camp It has been said that the young man, having suffered a fractured leg, had. to have it broken and reset three different times, which would indicate Incompetency; and that the parents had been refused admission to the hospital during his Illness. I feel that these reports must be exaggerated, or at least there Is a mis- understanding. Will you kindly investigate and send me a statement as to the facts in the case and oblige. Very truly yours, BERTHA WVCKOFF, Chairman of Civilian relief SIXTY AIRPLANES GARRY OUT ATTACK Hundred Persons Use lines In Raid on Paris. ' Paris, March 13. A huge fleet of German aeroplanes, composed, 1 it is estimated of about 60 machines. crossed the frontier In an effort to attack Paris. Some of them were driven off by French scouts and hih angle fin before they could reach the city, oit a few got through aud dropped bombs on Paris proper and the suburbs. Some buildings were demolished and fires started. Four of the raiders were brought down in flames and the crew captured. The raid and the fights iu the air between French and German ma chines afforded a thrilling scene for the American secretary of war, New ton D. Baker, who is here. Thirty-four persons were killed aud 79 injured by bombs in Parts and ltd suburbs and -66 other persons were suffocated in the Metropolitan rail way tube, where they had fled to es cape the misp lies of the raiders. Ber lin says the raid was made as a re prisal for the bombing of Stuttgart and other German towns. Injuries Prove Fatal. Van Wert, O., March 13. Charies Kiehl, 69, Harrison township farmer, died In the Van Wert county hospital, the fourth victim of Saturday's tor nado in tii's county and the seventh known to have lost his life In the storm. Dale Dutton of Dayton, has been spending a few days with his grand mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Dutton, at Neptune. AUTOS CLASH ON STREET CORNER Night officer John Heistan is in a precarious condition at his home, suffering with three broken ribs and possibly Internal injuries as the re sult of an automobile accident Wed nesday evening about 5:30 o'clock Heistan was driving a closed Ford down Main street which collided with a Ford, crossing Main street. Heis- tan's wife and dacghter were also occupants of the car, but escaped with slight injuries. Their machine was turned com pletely over. The other machine was driven by Al Bourelle, of this city but he es caped injury. Both machines were badly damage ed. THE GRIM REAPER Mrs. G. S. Rollins, aged 82, of Rockford, the venerable mother of D. C. Kinder, died at her home in that village last Sunday morning. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. She Is also survived by two sons H. G. Rollins, of Rockford, and C. J. Rollins, of Garret, Ind Funeral services we re held Wednes day. - Mrs. Mary A. Rathweg, aged 51, a Dayton, a former resident of St. Hen ry, died at the St. Elizabeth hospital in the above city last Monday. She was born and raised at St. Henry but had been a resident of Dayton - for the past five years. She is survived by her husband and nine children. Funeral services were held at St. Henry yesterday, with interment at the Catholic cemetery at Uoldwater. T in John F. Kinzle, plaintiff In error, vs. Mrs. Etta Huffman, defendant in errci is an appeal action filed last Monday. Uoseaa B. Jamison vs. Alv.ilda E. Fox et al. is a partition suit filed In Common Pleas Court, last Tuesday. The Fort Recovery Bankisg Com pany, through their attorney, Frank A. Anthony, on Wednesday tiled suit against Johs P. Hart. Plaintiff asks the sum of $634.75. with interest from Jan 1, 1918, at the rate of 8 per cent, on a cognovit note. The Cincisnati Northern R. R. vs. A. W. Fishbaugh, is a case filed tn common pleas court on Wednesday. Plaintiff ave-s that the defendant Is indebted to them in the sum of u22 the same being demurrage charges on gravel cars. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Brookhart were called to PalnesvUle, Ohio, Sunday, by the death of Miss Lorena Mont gomery, a sister of Mrs. Brookhart. Field Director Telleen immediate ly took up the matter and returned papers as follows: Base Hospital Camp Sherman. March 1. 1918. To Field Director, American Red Cro3s, Camp Sherman, Ohio: 1. Private Charles Adams was ad mitted to this hospital on December 18, 1917, on account of a spontan eous fracture of the right femur at the junction of the middle and upper thirds. The fracture was at once dressed in a plaster dressing and ex tension applied at once. At time of admission, these notes were made on Private Adam's clinical history: "December 18 General condition of patient is poor. He is thin and i.nder weight. Femur was fractured by muhcular force when he slipped BUT DID NOT FALL, indicating some bony deficiency." tn January 1, the cast was remov ed and it was found that there had rot been any attempt at union. A slight manipulation was done and a double inclined plane splint was ap plied. On January 14th the splint was again removed, but still no at tempt a union was In evidence. An other plaster dressing was applied, out ciinicai notes from this time showed the gradual failure of the pa tient. Splints were changed and ev ery effort made to get union (knitt ingl in the fracture. Barly in February a swelling near the hip oint appearel and a diagno sis of tuberculosis of the hip joint was made. A large amount of pus was evacuated from the hip joint and the reason for the fracture and the subsequent failure to obtain union was in evidence namely tuberculo sis. 2. Pipte Adams, while in the hospital, was attended by excellent surgeons. He was given special at tention at all times because of special Interest in the case. His case was at one time brought up at a clinical meeting of the 80 medical officers at this hospital for discussion as to what had been done for him, and as to what should be done in the future. The reports circulated in his home town are absolutely false in every particular, and are, In my opinion, another method of spreading German propaganda. We will gladly show any doctor, or anyone else in Celina, all the records in the case, Including X-ray pictures and our methods of caring for the sick, 'a my opinion he couldn't have 1 en better cared for in any hospital in the country. 2. A report of the chief of the surgical service is enclosed herewith. E. H. HTJBER, Lt. Col., M. C. N. A., Commanding. the patient. This had to be remov ed. Mujor II. M. HoHiner writes in full covering the case frou the time the patient first complained of pain In his right leg aud that be was losing weight. X-ray examinations were luuum. uiV im UDpnea The cvclonn that vlaltnrt nnrth. and plaster parls casts, until Febru- western Ohio last Saturday vnln ary 18. The X-ray showed no union. ,inin ii. , v.- mai.Knancy was suspected until pus Wert Countv. whera uwerol n,nl was found coming from the spine. were killed, caused thousand, of lauem "aa never given any symp- dollars damaee In the north Mrt f luu" ullB " HeaH0 unl" la81 io this county and gave Celina a taste weeks he lived." nt . h0.,,i w.j . --" -v. .... u " V.UUI WO uruce waxier, acting secretary of throueh th rmmi. hh murk vivMlw .. v. w,uub inai ne canea up- to mind the evrlon hark tn th mM. on varies Auams almost every day die 80's which ru,,. n h nnrth. fho tltllA Vl a Woo O (Via Y)nA 1In,.Ui I . . " rao "l "aDC west of this city and the worst unu mai ne was given every care pos- damaee of Saturday evenlne'a af-orm sible for a man to receive. He adds "I do not recall a single complaint ever made rf lack of attention of any one In the hospital." Y.M.C.A.WAR WORK FUNDS was In the territory visited on that memorable occasion, traversing from southwest to northeast. The county infirmary suffered considerably. Dozens of barns, and outhouses were unroofed or moved off their founda tions in the district traversed, fences leveled and silos and windmills blown down. Narrow escapes from death were many, and several people on their way home from this city had their vehicles overturned. The damage In this city was very small, but the hleh wind that nr- Liberty towsshlp and two sohool districts of Blackcreek township have Just gone "over the ton" in rreat shape for the Y. M. C. A. War Work vail d most of the night caused much Fund, with a total amount of $1235.- uneaslneBS ln nmny homes 75. Thus far thov h,v, our rid r,tt IIIIAII ABA aKafeMjkB.M the honors. Their success is due to HluH uAd rKtoUKt me emcieni organization headed by Rufus Bollenbacher as presidest, C. L. Vining. vice-president. John Eleh- ler, secretary and Leona Baker, aa treasurer. Following is the renort Dy scnooi districts with the commit teemen who raised the funds: CAUSES FIRE ALARM An overheated gas stove caused the fire department to make a run to the Dugan home on North Main street Monday evening. Wood had been put in the stove to dry. Dur- Liberty Township District No. 1. Amy Kable and rimpr Tlnllnnh'idhai. t J 9 K A ..... u...uuubI T-,u.uu. . . .it- District No. 2. Jake Brehm and 6 c "UM11W UI l"e i" coup- Vim. Schaadt, $190.00. le of hours the gas pressure came on District No. 3. Chas. Bollenbach- hot such an extent that the. wnnA waa . - I - er ana l,ou logger, 214.50. District No. 4. Fred Betzel and Rufus Bollenbacher, $95.00. District No. 5. John Bauer and John Fanchke, $100.00. District No. 6. Andy Bauer and John P. Kable, $79.00. District No. 7. Wm. Roettger and Frank Stoner, $76.50. District No. 8. Vernon Chapman ana ciei Jenkins, $46.75. District No. 9. James Gibbons and Russel Donor, $39.00. Blackcreek Township District No. 9 Wildcat. Victor Stuckey, $202.25. District No. 8 Grove. Andrew Harb and Ed Leininger, $74.50. In addition to the above amounts raised by school districts the sum of $94.75 was raised by a sale in Black creek township and a supper at the Lutheran church at Chattanooga. This makes a total of $1235.75 rais ed by the above school districts in Blackcreek and Liberty townships. LOCAL BRIEFS Charles Boice, arrested last Fri day upon a charge of assault upon Fred Varwig, was fined $1 and costs in Mayor Scranton's court and told to cut out his fighting propensities. Probably he took Fred for the kais er. ine iayeite canay Jkitcnen on West Fayette street has again chang ed hands. It was owned by Albert Stein, but since his going to the Na tional Army, was managed by his brother, Joe Stein. The new proprie tor is J. H. Deming, of Rochester, Indiana. charred and the house filled with smoke. The smoke damaged the furnishings considerably. NEWS FROM SOLDIER LADS Dr. J. E. Hattery has received a letter from his son, Russel, who Is now in France. Young Hattery, In company with Lawrence Davis and James Thomas, left with an American expeditionary force the last of February. Lieutenant Curtis certified that no relatives or friends applied for ad mission to visit Charles Adams. Nurses Bohan and Mctialf and the receiving office:, testified that no one was refused admission to visit Charles Adams. Captain Windmillcr, senior sur geon, cercifies that the parents were notified of his serious condition on February 20, and that they were ad mitted to the ward when they arriv ed at Camp Sherman February 22. Major H. M. Hosmer, chief of the Surgical Service, also writes a detail ed description of the case and the treatment, and said the patient com plained cf an acute pain in the right leg and that he had been losing flesh. Prompt examination was made and a plaster parls cast applied. An X-ray taken, showed fragments displaced, and January 26 a Thomas hip splint was applied with marked comfort to Public school teachers in resposse to a recent appeal of Governor Cox for .volunteers to aid the local draft board in their work, tendered their services Saturday and were put to work filling out classification cards. Those enrolled is the work were Miss es Harriet Bretz, Katheryn Cook, Helen Langel, Belva Dine, Claudia Kenney, Leona Winter and Rowena Hight. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Casteel receiv ed a telegram Monday announcing the safe arrival at the home of the Taft's at Chicago, of a big boy. Mrs. Taft was formerly Miss Anna Cas teel. Grandpa is stepping as high as a blind horse and looking wiser than ever. When you aproach him you want to take off your hat. Ray Dutton, of Camp Green, N. C. spene a few days the past week with his parents at Neptune and with rel atives in this city. First Sergeant Dennis Springer, formerly of Co. K, Second Ohio In fantry, at Camp Sheridan, is now with the 71st Pioseer Regiment, at Camp W'adsworth, S. C, where he has been detailed with Company B. Roy Dilbone, who is with the 367th Motor Supply Co., 408th Supply Trnin, American Expeditionary Force, in France, writes his mother, Mrs. Minnie Dilbone, of Mercer, that heis now nearer the front than he whs a couple week's previous to the date ol his last letier.but thev had not been engaged with the en emy as yet. He says further. "We are camped in an old monk building that was erectea in U(iy. We are seeing something new every dav that is very old in the way of buildings." His card was dated February 10. IN CUPID'S DOMAIN Miss Opal M. Price, of Bellefon taine, and Albert R. Newcomb, of Ce lina were married at the United Presbyterian parsonage In the form er city last Friday. The bride is a teacher by profession and is finish ing her fourth term In the Bellefon taine schools. She has -been making her home during vacations with her grandmother at Spencerville. Mr. Newcomb is a popular Celina boy and is a trusted employe of the local creamery company. MARRIAGE LICENSES Ernest W. Kelley, 26, Center tp., teacher, son of T. M. Kelley, and Lor na S. Maurer, 19, Union township, music teacher, daughter of J. W. Maurer. J. F. Slough. Clarence McMurray and Oscar Howard miraculausly escaped death last Fridy afternoon, when the for mer's motorcycle, upon which they were riding plunged down the steep embankment on the reservoir road a short distance south of this city. McMurray's ankle was dislocated and broken, but Howard escaped with only a few scratches. At the conclusion of the meeting of patriotic women of this city last Saturday at the city hall, which was addressed by Miss Marie Milliken, of Columbus on the subject of "Womens Work During the War," a locol branch of the Women' s Committee Ohio Branch Council of National De fense was organized and the follow ing officers elected: County "Chairman Mrs. E. J. Brookhart; Vice Chairman, Mrs. Lance, Mrs. Edgar Rush, Mrs. P. F. Dugan and Miss Elizabeth Cook. The work to be undertakes was fully outlined by Miss Milliken. EMPEROR WILLIAM HAD BETTER TAKE NOTICE Mr. and Mrs. Christ Burke of God frey Heights who spent the winter with their children at New Castle, Indiana, are at home again. Miss Elizabeth Miller has accept ed a position in the office of Prosecu ting Attorney Stubbs. Cincinnati Dally Post and The Demo crat, both one year, 13.50. (Chronicle, March 8.- Joe Sullivan and wife, of Cranber ry Pra'rie, are the happy parents of a fine new boy. Wm. Post and wife, of Wendelin, are rejoicing over the arrival of a bouncing baby boy. Lawrence Will and wife, five miles west of town, are the happy parents of a charming baby daughter. Albert Anderson and wife four miles west of tow nare the proud par cnts of a bouncing baby boy. George Steggeman and wife are receiving congratulations over the ar rival of a charming little daughter. Joe Lange and wfe, one and a half miles east of town, are the happy parents of a new baby daughter. Henry Rassewehr and wife, four miles northwest of town, are happy over the arrival of a pretty little daughter at their home. Aloys Buschor and wife, two and a half miles northwest of town, hare welcomed e pretty baby daughter to their home. Leo Grievenkamp and wife of Cas sella, have welcomed a handsome baby boy at their home. Mrs. Ellis' Millinery Exhibit Models in millinery to meet every requirement and every kind of coatnme is now ready for the inspection of the women of Celimf" '4M vicinity at Mrs. Ellis' spring millinery exhibit, which is a special feature this week. '