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Volume 22, Number 49
Carlin & Carlin, Publi$her$
Celina, Ohio, March 15, 1918
Nine Killed and Scores Injured
In Northwestern Ohio.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Second Army Draft Will Begin
on March 29.
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.
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.
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.
Have you enlisted In the army of saver
for your country, and yourself? Buy War
Barings Stamps.
(F. H. Snavely, pastor)
Sunday school, 9:30.
Christian Endeavor, 6:30.
Preaching services, 7:30.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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-
Will you kindly investigate and
send me a statement as to the facts
in the case and oblige.
Very truly yours,
Chairman of Civilian relief
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
Dale Dutton of Dayton, has been
spending a few days with his grand
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Dutton, at
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
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.
John F. Kinzle, plaintiff In error,
vs. Mrs. Etta Huffman, defendant in
errci is an appeal action filed last
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
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
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.
Lt. Col., M. C. N. A., Commanding.
the patient. This had to be remov
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 .
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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."
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
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:
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
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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
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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.
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
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,
charred and the house filled with
smoke. The smoke damaged the
furnishings considerably.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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. '

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