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wnwar Saving Stamps are the answer of a Rreat democracy to the demand for a democratic form of itovernmeni security. They liave behind them the entlrw resources of the jrovernment and people of the United States. The
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
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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.

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