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L- War Savings Stamp plan is Bimplo, straightforward and certain. The holder of the certificate cannot lose unions your country loses, and if it loses your money is worthless and your liberty in the hands of Prussians. E CELINA DEMOCRAT Traitor ilollnn the dollar spent lor the Kaiser are those spent (or any item that deprives the govern ment of any element of war aupply. Patriotic dollars those (petit for Un cle Sam can be made to do double duty. Buy War Savings Stamps. We are altogether now In this struggle. II we win, you win. If we lose, you lose. Will you help win? Thrift stamps offer one way. Euabllihad ftUr . II VS. Kataral M th Ciln. ' la, pott-offlM aaeaad-alaw wall autlai . Volume 23, Number 3 Carl'tn & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, April 26, 1918 ED flfjoTiis-R mum DRIVE LAUiiGH LONDON, April 25. Three attacks made by the Germans on British positions oust of Aminns have been repulsed, it is an nounced officially. On the Flanders front late yesterday the Germans attacked French positions northeast of Bnilleul and were repulsed. Early this morning, after an intense bombardment, they renewed their attacks in thfs sector and against the British positions further east. The British regained ground around Viller Bretonneaux by countor-attacks and took prisoners- Severe fighting was in progress all night in and around this point and still contines. Heavy casualties have been inflicted on the enemy there. On the Bailleul sector the battle is continuing over a wide front. PARIS, April 25. The Germans have captured the village of Hangard, on the front southeast of Amiens, the war oflice an nounced to-day. This battle continued with violence through the night in this sector. The French lost Hangard, recaptured it and finally were again forced out of the town, but are holding the ground imme diately around it. Our weekly war review will be found on page 8. EIUQS TI3REATEU OflQ OU HOLLAED THE HAGUE, April 25. German cavalry has appeared along the Westphalian border, hitherto guarded only by landstrum. A strong German note demanding a quick reply has arrived. The main demand is for free transportation of materials through Holland to Belgium. Westphalia is "a Prussian province extending along the great er part of the Dutch frontier. It contains the Rhine valley. FARMERS HOLDING WHEAT ORDERED TO COME ACROSS Farmers of Mercer County holding wheat beyond the amount stipulated by Use government may as well prepare to come across. The government is going to see the boys that are fighting our bat ties and your battles are led and well fed. Get that through your hide. It paTEZUQA BOY FIRST OVER THE TO March 13, 1918. To the Ones at Home I will endeav or o write you a few lines this cool morning in France. I am in the best of health at the present time and ' hop-3 that these few lines will find you in the best of health and happy. I think we all should be happy we are living, don't you? Well, I was te first of our regiment to go over the top and came back frnn. thn German lines without a scratch. Lucky this time, but it may be of a different nature the next time. We ahe real proud of our leader, who is one of the best fel lows I have met since I have been in France. The party I was In was a picked bunch of men from our regi ment. We all were volonteers who went to the front gladly. And we all came back with a few mere scratches. We certainly had a very thrilling time. I never heard such noise. It didn't get on our nerve3 like we thought it would. It would take fe a week to tell of my life In h' trenches. So I will wait until 1 get back to the States, If such a thing is to be thought of. Received your photo and don't hardly know how to express my thanks to you, but be lieve mvi. I certainly do enjoy every thing that comes from home. Show me a v.oy who would not willingly give up his life to defend the ones back home. Wei, had my first rea experience as a soldier of the U. S. A. a few days ago. I happened to be One of a par ty of volunteers to go over the top, or ag we said in the States, ver no man's land. The Fourth of July times we used to have at home don't hold a candle to the noise that the shrapnel and trench mortars made while we were In the German trenches W3 also got back safely with only a few scratches, nothing to speak of. It's a great life, if you don't weaken I am ready to go over the top any Units, if it will help end this wicked War. I am not, afraid to die, but I hats to think of going under without six or seven Bochea going ahead of me. I may never coe back home again, but I ean to make the enemy pay i early for my frame. If Gerany thinks that the U. S. boys can't fight they are mistaken for we have been tried and stood the test. I don't think I ever saw so much barbed wire In all my life as I saw the night of the raid. We had our uniforms all torn to pieces by the wiro. A certain officer said he never saw any one look so good as an Amer ican soldier with his uniform torn by a Gorman barbed wire. If I ever get bac.c to the States, I will have a great many thrilling stories to tell. Well, enough of the war, as we get enough of that every day. How is our od class getting along. I suppose everything is very dead around Montezuma since almost all the boys have left. But never mind, I am only waiting for next winter so we ran go skating again. Yes, I think the war will end this summer, I hope so at least. If I dared to write, I could write a book, but I think it would be hard to read for I am a pobr writer. As it is al most time to eat, wil close wishing you all the happiness in the world. Tell the class I send my loe and very best wishes. CECIL SCOTT CENCEBAUGH Co. A, 166 U. S. Inf A. E. F., France . is well known that many farmers are holding their wheat, for no better rea son than they have more bristles than the hogs they raise or wish to embar rass the government in the prosecution of the war. We are for conscripting anything the government needs. If there is anything more valuable to the world than the young men we are sending to the front, let it be known, you sneaks and hoard ers, and there seems to be as many on the farms as elsewhere, and this crop seems to nourish the higher prices ascend. The leading elevators of the country are in the hands of the government and it tells them when and where grain is to be shipped. You are a cog in the gov ernment machinery and yon might as well let that soak in. The govermeut knows what grain is in the elevators, what was threshed and what is bidden on the farms better than you are aware of. You needn't yell stop thief at your neighbor, because it is too commonly employed by those who wish to distract attention from the nigger in wood pile, and you may only attract attention to yourself. Prosecuting Attorney Stubbs, who by j the way is also the Mercer County Food Administrator, Wednesday handed The Democrat the follow self-explanatory notice for publication, and the preced ing paragraphs are thrown in as a sort of introductory, let it hit where it may "Notice to Farmers. 'Celina, Ohio, April 23, 1918. All farmers in Mercer Coifnty are BIG PETE WILL CLOSE TfUMDnnW Tfl MIRING G1MF Tfl-MflDRnUf 1 BE OBSERVED My shoe store will be closed next Sat urday afternoon from 1 until 4 o'clock on account of the base ball game between Celina and Camp Sherman boys for the benefit of the Ked Cross. If you want to do any trading come as early in the meriting as you can, or we will be open until 11 p.m. Dig Fete also says you may leave your parcels at his store if you want to attend the game, because the store will be open at 4 o'clock sharp. ANOTHER GOLD 'OH W. O. Hohon, manager of the D , T, & C. railroad, better known as the Del phos branch of the old C. II. & D. rail road, in a letter to Senator Johnson of this city, has given nntice of the with drawal of a proposition to locate the rrul nil-twillu rr.'.i,. tli..,.u n i A n o r . ries in Celina for a consideration of MeDart Sunday to fill up the ranks be $20,000 and a site for the proposed im- ing depleted at Camp Sherman for provement. Fearing that Celina would over-the-sean service and eive friends not come across in the time specified, if .nA lelatfve, fln onnorti.nltv to Prn AS LIBERTY DAY To-morrow (Saturday) la to be ob. served as Liberty Day, Instead of to day, as in many towns and cities, and promises to be one long to be remem bered by the people of this city and county, and will remind them, too, that the demasd's of war is making further Inroads on the youth of the county. The meeting of so many of our boys fresh from Camp Sherman will, however, lend a happy and pleas ant apect for a day at least, for they coma with good cheer and strong hearts to mingle with the home folks on familiar ground. The day, pro vides a meeting place for those who follows: Borman, p.; Bet'inger, Cold. watr, 3rd b.; Kaich bb.; Meyers If.; Bet.', lb.; Frederick p. and cf Ber- gor p.; Dues and Waguer, Ft Recov ery, c. ; Helper p.; Landls 2b.; Cook, Rockford, rf.; Linhart, Ft Recovery, ss.j Heckler, Coldwater, lb. Judge Mllcr is scheduled to umpire the fame. A FARMER WORTHY OF HIS GREAT CALLING ROCKFORD TO HONOR SELECTS ON DEPARTURE it did at all, and wishing to seek more responsive and verdant fields, is given as the reason for the withdrawal of the proposition. t file trouble with Celina is that it has been gold-bricked too often and has too many monuments to misdirected efforts Then again the railroad situation is like ly to undergo complete transformation hefore the goverment lets go of them, if it ever does. Should the government take them over for good, the promised round-house and other good things might be swallowed up by the readjust- Celina nlaviTs mem, as wen as me iour lime stations the!- hands and extend them heart felt greetings. The day is to be featured by the visit of a ball team from Co. I, which 13 made up mostly of Mercer county boyi, and will have four of them In the line-up. The team of Mercer county boys wl will oppose them are well known, biJTng made up of Fort Recovery, Coldwater, Rockford and The game will be about town, for the government would 1 interesting, not alone from the fact ikely get the fool notion that there were tllat the DOve from the camp will be no more use for four stations than four with us, but the game will have merit postoffices in Celina. MEETING OF COUNTY DRY FEDERATION TO-MORROW There will be a meeting of the Dry federation in this city to-morrow (Sat urday) afternoon at 1 o'clock at the is not necessary to invite the people alonr; with it for those who enjoy te national pa?stlme. Tne piocptds of the game will be donated to the Red Cross. If the weather man places no obstacles in the way tha greatest crowd that ever as3fn:bled at Mercelina park will be out, and that is saying something. It office of E. J. Brookhart. in the First National Bank building hereby notified to deliver all their wheat to market at once. Only amounts sufficient for seeding pur poses and for family use may be re-, tained. Each farmer may retain for seed not to exceed two bushels per acre for the 1919 crop; for flour, one bushel for each member of the fam ily may be retained This is a gov ernment order made to the Food Administrator. C. A STUBBS, "Mercer Coun y Food Administra tor." CiEKMAX SERVICES TO BE DIS PENSED WITH Announcement was made from the local Catholic church last Sunday that services in the German language would be dispensed with in the fu ture. St. John's Lutheran church of this city, took the same step a couple of weeks since. Kaiserism has sure ly brought the German language Into disrepute. HE WANTS TO KNOW Among the draft board's abun dance of mail this week the follow ing letter received from a town in Minnesota, was the subject of much humorous discussion: Dear Sir Would like to ask a fa vor from you about this draft. I am in class one A and am a first-class American. But I have learned lately soma thing I did not understnd when I filled out my questlneertes about be longing to any church that did not believe in this war. Do you under stand me. The Bible says "Thou Shalt Not Kill", and I am one of them. Now don't think I am on the German Bid No not a darn bit. But Please give me information on this subject. Your American Friend. Please answer soon. Mrs. Emma Kloeb, of Kenton, and Dr. F. C LeBlond, of San F-anclsco, Calif, were the guests of Mr and Mrs. W. H. BroU the past 'week. Mr. LeBlona was a former Celina boy, a on ol the late Hon F. C. LeBlond. Cover Howick, who was unable to accompany the last contingent of boys to Camp Sherman on account of illne's, left last week for Camp. He was presented the usual camfort kit from the ladies of the Red Cross and a gift from the Celina Business Men's Association. Friends of. Mr and Mrs. Stephen Garman will be glad to learn that their little son, who fell on the pongs of a pitchfork a week or so since, in juring his- eye, will not lose the sight of it, as was feared at the time. P. F. Callen, who was suddenly stricken some three weeks or more ago and operated upon at the Otis hospital, was able to leave nil in stitution last Friday. Attorney and Mrs. Cotter Dugan and little son, of Kenton, spent a few days last week with the former's par ents, Judge nd Mrs. P. F. Dugan. Mr and Mrs. D. W Fast, of Hope well township, are entertaining a new girl at their home Arlved on the 17th. FOREST HEIGHTS LEGALLY ADOPTED An ordinance accepting Forest Heights as a part of the village of Celina received final sanction at the meeting of Council last Tuesday ev ening. The resignation of P. H. Schunck as s. member of Council was also read and accepted. A resolution transferring $400 from the service fund to the health fund was parsed. The matter of sprinkling the street crossings, of oil for the streets and a belt for the pumping station was passed to the respective commit tees. A plat of Outlot 17, in this city, was presented to Council for action by Engineer Fishbaugh. THE GRIM REAPER Mrs. Mary Hainline, aged 83 years, died on the 18th inst. at the home of her pen, I-aac Hainline a mile east of this Pi'.. Death was due to the infli niitii'B of eld age. Mrs, Hainline was one of the p;'oneer wort.-n of the county, and v 11 knowr in t'i' north port ' fhi county. Shu is survived by three daughters and two sons, i r.t 'lusbnnd died rt:' a half cen tury ago. Funon' Fi.rvices were h'ld last Sunday f um ('upp's church, with 'lev C S. Johnson, of tli's city, in charge. Lester Grimm, agea 27, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Grimm, in Center township, last Wednesday morning Deatli was due to lung trouble. For the last couple of years he has been employed in the oil fields at Jackson, Mich., but when he became seriousy ill he was brought to his home here. Besides his par ents he is survived by two sisters and five brothers. Funeral services will be held from the Eangelical church, in this city, next Sunday, with interment at North Grove. POBLIC INVITED TO I.O.O.F. ANNIVERSARY MEET APR. 29 The public is invited to attend the 99th anniversary service of Celina Lodge, No. 3l9, I. O. O. F., to be held at the I.OIOF Temple, Monday evening, April 29, at 8 p. m. The following Interesting program will be rendered: America By Audience. Invocation Dr. W. W. Lance. Instuniental Trio C. A. Stubbs, John Stubbs and Russell Younger. Violin Solo John Stubbs. Address Dr. W. W. Lance. - Clarionet Solo C Russell Young er. Patriotism vs Pro. Rev. Geo. W. Horn. Battle Hymn of the Republic By audlonce. Benediction. Mtlvll'.o Laut, of Camp Sherman, epent a few days last week with his friends here. News reached relatives in this city, Saturday, of the death of Markwood McKee, at one time a resident of this county, at bis home at Dayton, O. He was the son of Rev. Wm. McKee, a former U. B. minister at Old Town. His death hag further local lnterc front the fact that he wedded a Celi na f;i.rl, Miss Rose Hight, who, with a young son, survives him. Funeral services took place at Dayton Tuesday. The Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kirkpatrlck, for days old, died at thei- home in hopewell town ship last Tuesday. Mrs. John Roberts, aged 27, a daughter of Mr. an dMrs. Douglas Gowdy of this city, died at Piqua, O., last Friday. She is survived by her husband and three small children. Her temains were brought to Celina, Sunday and taken to the home of her pareuts on Lake street. Funeral services were held from the M. E. church yesterday afternoon. D. J. Roop Post No. 61 G. A. R. had a lively meeting last Saturday. Several members were present for the installation of officers. Every thing went off in earsest and a gen eral good time was had. Comrades, don't forget the meeting on May 4. Be sure to attend our next meeting so we can make ar rangements for Memorial Day. Vty NICHOLS, Adj. The Democrat has a few packages of government agrden seed sent here by Congressman Welty for free dis tribution. The early bird gets the worm. How about a good talking machine? Remember Pulskamp's, on West Fay ette street, sell the Harponola, which is made in Celina. Call and hear it. Cincinnati Dally Post and The Demo era t, both on year, 3.S0. to come out they will be there. The day lias been proclaimed a holiday by edict of the mayor, ana all business houses will close from 1 to i in the afternoon, and some lor the entlro afternoon. The admission to the park is 25 cent, laaies 15 cents and children 10 cents. The line-up of the Camp Sherman boys Is given in the letter of Ser- eant Chas. Ellis to Wlllshire Hight, found below, and. the team of Home Guards who will try to wrestle the honors from" them, follows his letter. An added feature will be the crack rill team of Capt. Alabauch, who will show what has been accomplish ed in a few short months to beat the Kalsor at his own game. Following is a letter received by Wlllshire Hight from Sgt. Charles Elii.'i, giving line-up of the soldier boys etc.: Dear Wlllshire: Your telegram jut came in requesting lineup, etc. I hav3 requested that we carry with us our full packs, rifles, etc., with the intention of pitching our teni A and puttisg on a real drill there. Capt. Allundorf has taken it up with the Colonel and if he gran'a the re quest we will come with our- full equipment prepared to pitch tonts in the court house park, or whereever yoi folks sea fit. Wo wdl come Friday afternoon ar rivisg at St. Marys on the 6:50 T. & O. C and into Celina on the 8 p. m. car bnless you people should donate machines to carry us over 'We will hav at least 20 in our party and pos sibly 30, but no less than 2$. Twelve plajirs and eight men on passes. Captain Allendorf will be In Saturday some time as he can't possibly get away at noon Friday, when we leave. We will have to leave Celina at 2:4." p. m. Sunday in orerer to get back here that night. Following is the probable lineup and men coming on passes: Sgt. Tighe, If., Findlay. i.'ilhoff, cf., St. Henry. Hitchens, rf, Celina. Corp Hinebaugh, lb. Forest. A'iderson, 2b, Wapakoneta. S?t. Franks, ss, Wppakoneta. Sgt. Rankin, 3b, Findlay. Sgt. SpKirhorr, c, Carlinville, 111. Sgt. Ellis, p, Celina. Corp. Morrison, utility, Mt. Victory. Groves, utility, McComb, O.. Corp. Outh, utility, Kenton. The men coming on passes are El lery Mller, Harvey Stout, Roman Hawk, Bert Fry, Sgt. Heath Vining, Cook Schlenker, and Mullen of Ft. Recovery, and Captain H. A. Allen dorf, of Sandusky. This is an exact list of men coming although there may be some more get passes between now and next Fri day I might add we are also making an effort to bring along a field range on which will be prepared our meals while there. All these extra equipments depend on our officers higher up. If they let us take thef we will roll in fully equipped in every detail, and ready to move right from Celina to France if n-cessary. Hoping you have nice weather for the occasion end to see you soon, I am Sincerely fours, SGT. CHAS. O. ELLIS. Coldwater Chronicle. A few days ago Henry Giere, a well known farmer of Marion township, was in town and in conversation let it be known that he had quite a quantity of 1916 corn that was all O. K. for seed. A party said to him, "Why didn't you tell me, we couid make a nice thing out of it." Mr. Giere said he knew that good seed corn wns scarce and was command ing a good price, but if any one had of fered him fi or more a bushel for it h would not have let them had it. At that time he had already sold 150 bushels at just 11 per bushel and would not tnk anv more for it. The Chronicle is glad to mention this. for it is in striking contrast to those who want all the way from 5 to J10 per bushel for seed corn. THE BRAND OF THE BEAST Marcer County's lino up will be Wm. J. Bryan in The Commoner. When the liquor traffic burns its brand into a man's hide it is hard to get it off, Governor Neville, of Nebraska, furnish es a recent illustration. He was selected by the liquor interests, and nominated by their active aid. They made hi campaign for him and secured the en dorsement of the German-American Alii ance. tie ran tar oemna tne presiaen tial candidate, receiving about 6,75i plu rality when Wilson received 41,256. He promised to abide by the decision if the prohibition amendment was adopted, but subsequent events show how worth less a promise is when made by one who s under obligation to the liquor inter ests. The senate, the only branch cf the egislature in which he has any influ ence, spent three months trying to null ify I he prohibition amendment adopted by over 29,000 majority. Now he ctlls a special session of the legislature and not only refuses to men tion the prohibition amendment in the call, but refures to lay it before the leg islature afler it assembles, and the house by an almost unanimous vote had for mally requested him to do so. No man can serve two masters, ."-o the governor seems to have decided to si-rve the beast that branded him instead of the people who pay him his salary. But the days of the beast are numbered; it will soon be powerless to punish or reward. Two years from to-day there will not be a saloon under the American flag, but the brand of the beast is the governor willing to carry it during the remainder ol his life? ter. SOAK IT TO THEM HARD, CROXTON Columbus, April 24. Numerous com plaints, alleging millers are charging excessive prices for mill feed, are being investigated by State Food Administra tor Croxton, it was announced to-day. Prices of feeds are based on the average cost paid for wheat by the miller, ac cot ding to Croxton. The price of bran in bulk carlots at the mill should not exceed 38 per cent of the cost of wheat; mixed feed $4 per ton above the bran price; and middlings $9 above. For charging excess prices, Croxton fined the Jsrkson Milling Co. $200 and the Peters Milling Co. f 100. Both firms are at Jackson. Dr. Frank E. Ayers, of this city, left last Wednesday morning for Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga, where he enters a medical corps of Uncle Sam's army. The Doctor offered his services to the government about a year ago, but was only ordered to report a week or so ago. A picnic was given in his honor at Edgwatr park a few days since, where a sumptuous spread and a number of his most intimate friends put their feet under the mahogany. He has been the village health offi cer for some time and he Is succeed ed to the place by Dr. Langel. The Relief Corps an dthe G. A. R. are requested to meet at the hall Sun day morning at 9:30 to be ready to march in a body to the cout house, wheo the farewell exercises will be held fo U e draft contingent that will leave Celina for Camp Sherman Sun day J-t noon. All members are re quested to be present. Rockford people are to have the honor next Sunday of dispensing honors to the Mercer County Selects on their departure for Camp Sher man. The entire program la in the lands of P.ockford'a business men'a club and citizens. . There is no more patriotic center in Mercer county than Rockford, and she will surely do her bit on this occasion as she has on all others. The program which will begin at ten o'clock in the morning, follows: Assembly called to order by F. Pixler, President of The Rockford Commercial Club. Invocation Rev. L. E. Ames, Pas tor of the U. B. church, Rockford. Selection Rockford Mens' Quin tette. Address Rev. E. D. Cooke. Selection Rockford Mens' Quin- teete. Addre3s Rev. F. M. Dowling. Presentation of souvenirs of the Rockford Commercial club to the Soldier Boys, by the secretary of the club. Presentation of Comfort Kits, by the Ladlet of the Red Cross. The line ef march for the parade is as follows: W. F. Plxler, Rev. Dowling, Rev. Ames, Rev. Cooke. Boys Band Cadets. Ladies' Relief Corps. W. O. W. Band. Veterans. Ci"zen3. Red Cross. Red Men Band, Rockford. Draft Board. Soldier Boys. LIST OF SELECTS WHO LEAVE FOR CAMP SUNDAY Oscar J. Maehlman, Celina. Walter Loy, Celina. Zender Laudabn, Celina. John S. Gebele, Celina. Lt-o Henry Gast, Celina. William D. Miller, Celina. Robert A. Schelick, Celina. Raymond M. Pulskamp, Celina Roy Garman, Celina. Arthur Yi.ney, Celina, Routs 6. Mathias Brockman, Coldwater. Edward C. Winning, Coldwater. Jeromj W. Bettinger, Coldwater. Ui-ban H. Knapschaefer, Coldwa- Archibald Leo Schlo3ser, Coldwa ter. George Kroeger, Chickasaw. Alfred Rentz, Chickasaw. Wensl.aus Wellman, Chickasaw. Orville R. Brookhart, Rockford. Ralph G. Ketcham, Rockford. Walter George Mauer, Rockford. Wm. Henry Miller, Rockford. Percy Leroy Shepler, Rockford. James E. O'Brien. Jorome H Wallischeck, Ft. Recov ery. Fetdinand A Moeller, St. Henry. Edward Link, St. Henry. Edward H. Moeder, St. Henry. Walter Roy Grunden, Montezuma. Stephen John Schoenline, Ft. Re- cove-y. Edward Schott, Ft. Recovery. Mathias J. Spillane, Montezuma. , Oscar J. StaHord, Montezuma. John J. Leugers, Burkettsville. Jesse Michael, Willthire. Fred Bertke, Ft Loraraie. Edward J. Kuehm, Augusta, Kan. Leigh H. McClune, Dayton. Herman Fink, Dayton. MEETING OF FUEL COMMISSION At a meeting of the Mercer County Fuel Commission, held last Friday evening at the Mayor's office, the coal situation was gone over and Walter Mercian was apointed permanent secretary of the organization. Steps were taken to meet the sit uation the coming season, which is far from encouraging. While people are advised to buy their coal early, dealers have but a limited amount, and the town and county is to be put on i card basis on the 1st Another meeting of the fuel com mission is to be held this evening, and coal dealers are urged to be present and co-operate in every way. T. M. Miller, of Union township, made this office a brief call while down at the hub, Tuesday, looking after some business matters. For good floor and furniture varnish to brighten vour floors and old furniture see PULSKAMP'S. Mr. and Mrs George Durbln, of this city, were called to Flint, Mich, last week by the serious illness of their son Ed, who has been making that city his home for the past few months. He has been suffering from an attack of pneumonia, and his con dition is still critical. Fire destroyed the house and con tents of the E. W. Laukhart farm located four miles southeast of Rock ford, Wednesday sight at 10 o'clock. The fire started from a defective flue, and the house and contents were soon consumed by the flames. Insurance, $1100. Our- ol friend H. C. Morrison, of Rockford, made us a pleasant call yesterday while in town.