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INA be; ocra: Traitor dollart tbe dollars spent for the Kaiser are those spent for any item that deprives the govern ment of any element of war supply. Patriotic dollars those spent for Un cle Sam can be made to do double duty. Buy War Savings Stamps. We are altogether now In this struggle. If we win, you win. If we lose, you lose. Will you help win? Thrift stamps offer one way. tablUhtd M.r ., IstS. ntnal t th Caliu. . 'Mo.pMt-stfto m imil-ilut mall nmi. Volume 23, Number S Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, May 10, 1918 THE CEL Ml GERMANS GAINS SAL00NISTS QUIT RATIIFR THAN AM Alirnvg1 PRAItlV - mmk mum face charges Bars Musical Treat A rare musical treat will be in store for those who appreciate music at the city nan in this city on trie evening ot May 16. Concert free to all music lovers. Loj don, May 9. Fighting wan HI continuing on the three-mile sector between Voormezeele and LoClytte, south and eoulhwest of Ypres, where the Cermnna penetrated the allied positions ysterday morning when Field Marshal Huig (lied his night re port. Hp.lg said the Germans "launched a strong local attack agalrst French and British troop, holding the sector between LaCIytte and Voormezcde, and in the center his attack succeed ed, ifter heavy fighting, in entering the front Une of the allied positions at certain pointB." Vcormezecle is about one and two. think miles directly south of Ypres, while La Clytte Is three miles west and foutii of Voormezeele and about a mile and a quarter northwest of Kenimel. Thf center of this sector would be about at Dickebusch Lake, which lies slightly more than two miles southwest of Ypre. During the nlyht, however, the Frenh advanced their lines south of La Clytte, taking a ncmber of priso ners. The cases of State of Ohio v. Per ry Gibbons and Andy Bauer were heard before the local liquor license board on Wednesday. The State withdrew the charges against Bauer, who withdrew his ap plication for next year's license. Testimony was taken In the Gib bon'? case, which up to going to press has not been decided. 1918. A Patriotic Motto IColdwater Chronicle. The Chronicle tips its hat to the graduating class of the St. Henry High School. Their class motto is: "One Country, one People, one Flag!" That's the kind of senti ment that is most applicable at this time. THE GRIM REAPER Mrs. Rhoda Burris, aged 77, wife of the ate Joseph Burris, died at the home of her daughter, west of this city, last Friday morning. She was taken ill with an attack of grip about CELINA TO HAVE CHAUTAUQUA Celina is to have a Chautauqua again this summer, and with that end in view an organization of local men of push and energy has been formed. It is to be held in July, 24th to 28tb, both dates in clusive. The following gentlemen have been selected to manage the affair: President George V. Weber. Vice President-A. D. McDonald. Secretary C. A. Stubbs. Treasurer H. C. Bowman. Ticket Committee-C. A. Stubbs, Chairman. Ground Committee N. W. Monroe, Chairman. Advertising Committee Ed F. Hell- wartli, Chairman. Take Employment With W. 11. Bretz & Son, Clothiers Peter Rlhn, who has been the local manager of the Delsel Wemmer cigar factory since its establishment In this city, has resigned his position with that company and taken employment wth the well known clothing house of W. II. Bretz Son, tn mo union block. WAATHE DID SAY WAS A PLENTY Political Gossip "Celina, May 6 To Whom It May Concern: We, the undersigned, hereby certify four weeks ago and gradually grew AGAIN CHANGES HANDS With the British Army in France. May 9. Fighting was still In pro gress this morning near Vierstraet, on the front southwest of Ypres. At one time the British were forced back slightly by uu'chine gun fire. All the rest of the oi iglcal defenses, howev er, oppeared to be again in the hands of the defenders in the Voormezeele LaClytto trctor. WEEKLY WAR REVIEW A great Austrian offensive against Italy apparently is imminent For many weeks the Italian war of fice has been aware that the Aus trian have been assembling the legions withdrawn from the Russian and Roumanian fronts for a drive at the Italians armies, and it is believed that it will not be long before the central powers will make another at tempt to reach the plains of Venetia, break through the allies' lines and seek to bring about a decisive com bat in that theater of the war. Emperor Charles of Austria, ac ' companied by his chief of staff and high German and Austrian army offi cers, is reported on his way to the Italian front, and the great move ment of troops in Tyrol and Trentlno would seem to Indicate that vast bodies of men are being taken from others fronts to be hurled at the Italian positions. The blow, It is gen erally believed, will fall somewhere in the mountainous section of the front, probably In the Lagan no and Astlco valleys. These sectors face the north and, if broken, would permit the foe to penetrate Into the lower foothills of the mountains, or even reach the plains. If this should occur, the armies along the Piave river would be compelled to fall back, prob ably as far as the Adige river. This would entail the loss of Venice and a vast expanse of country to the enemy. The decision to launch an offen sive of grand proportions in Italy was doubtless forced by political and economic conditions prevailing in Austria. An offensive campaign that yields gains of ground might serve to still elements which are seething ' throughout the dual empire and would postpone the day of reckoning that seems In store for the rulers of Austria. During the week the Austro-Hun- garian government dissolved parlia ment. German forces on the western front have not delivered any infan try attacks since their defeat last week in the Flanders salient, near Ypres. Heavy artillery attacks, how ever, were delivered on the line be tween Givenchy and the NIeppe for est. Allied sources feel there will be no immediate attempt by the Ger mans to take Ypres. While waiting for the Germans to make the next move the allies have not been Idle. All along the line their patrols have been active and at Han gard and Vlllers-Bretonneaux and be fore Amiens they have taken tactical positions from the Teutons. One of these positions was Hill 82, north of Castel, a height which afforded good . observation of the allied communica tion lines. May 7 Delivering two attacks east of Amiens, between the Anore and Somme rivers, Australian troops ad vanced their lines upwards of three quarters of a mile. British forces that occupied Eks Salt, east of the Jor dan, In Palestine, were forced tip withdraw. German troops occupying Sebastopol found in the harbor mosc of tbe Russian Black sea fleet, in cluding cruisers, destroyers, torpedo boats, submarines and merchant ships. These were seized. May 8 Southwest of Arras, near NeuvUle-Vltasse, the Canadians car- ried out a euooeseful stroke, killing a number of Germans and capturing three machine guns. The French In the Amiens sector also were success ful In a similar maneuver. The al lied armies are lying in their posi tions, waiting with expectancy and also with perfect confidence tho blow that they realize soon will fall at some point in Flanders or Plcardy. FIRST SELECTS FOR FT. THOMAS The local draft board have an nounced the list of selects who will leav9 next Monday for Ft. Thomas, Ky., a few miles up the river from Cincinnati. This contingent of Mer cer couty boys is the first to be sent to that point. They are as follows Lon Burris and August Froning, of Celina; David Beam and Herman Due:', of Coldwater; Zeno Anthony and Floyd Vantress, of Ft. Recovery; Robert Herman, of Burkettsvllle, and Homer Kurtz, of Bryant, Ind. that the charge hied against Mary A Wellman, protesting the granting of the renewal ot her license by the Mercer County Liquor Licensing Board, was in no manner a charge concerning her moral character as a citizen, but as to her being permitted to run a saloon. The charge mane was based upon an accusa tion made that the said Mary A. Well man bad sold and permitted to be sold to United States soldiers in uniform in toxicating liquors, and was concerning no other matter whatever. On May 6, 1918, the said Mary A. Well- man withdrew ber application for the renewal of her license for the license year beginning on the fourth Monday of May, 1918. Whereupon the charge pre ferred against the said Mary A. Wellman etery nearby. was also withdrawn Mercer County Licensing Board A. C. F GILBERG. FRANK V. SHORT. worse until relieved by death. Mrs. Burris was born In Darke county, but shortly after her marriage to Mr. Burris in 1860 became a resident of this county. The deceased is surviv ed oy five ch'ldren Mrs. Joseph Stet- ler, with whom she made her home; Mrs. Lenore Byeiiy, of Wabash; Shell Burris, of Hobert, Ind.; and Len and Abe Burris of this city. Funeral services were held from the Swamp College church last Sun day morning, with Rev. Frank Cor- dler in charge. Interment ii the cem. Julius Heirholzer, of the Crown garage in this city, received slight in juries in an accident near Wp,pakone ta last Sunday when the machine he was driving went Into a ditch and turned turtle. The other occupants escaped. The machine was badly wrecked. He tried to dodge a car coming from the opposite direction. SUFFRAGE AND MOTHERS' DAY L Leading editorial in The Dayton News Gov. Cox's paper, May 8 J It is probable that the Senate will vote next Friday on the Federal amendment to extend suffrage to women. There still is some doubt concerning the fate of the measure. The suffragists are hopeful but it appears that they lack one vote to iusure victory for their cause. Let us suppose that the necessary vote is lack ing when the roll is called and that it shall become necessary on that account to make it known to the other civili'ed nations that the United States continues to deny citizenship to its women. Is it Frank Rice, aged 76, the father of ex-Mayor C. D. Rice, of this city and a well known farmer, hied at his home In Hopewell township last Wednes day morning. Mr. Rice was strick en with paralysis a few weeks since possible to believe that the senator upon In this city, since which time his life whom responsibility for such a termina was despaired of. Saturday he sus- tion of the contest shall rest can expect tained another stroke, from which he to look back in the future and be satis- never rallied. The deceased was neo wun nis record born at Canton, this state, out come uoes any senator who is opposing to this county about forty years ago. woman suffrage now believe that ii can LOCAL CONCERN INCORPORATES He is survived by his wife, one daugh ter Mrs. Mary Reece and one son, C. D. Rice. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's M. E. church, In this city, this afternoon, with inter ment at North Grove. More Fighting Men Demanded The local draft board has received the following order from Adjutant General Wood, which probable means that Mer cer county must prepare for the largest single dratt ot selects yet sent to the cantonments: "Your quota under movement begin mug May 25 is ninety-three whites. Be prepared to furnish an addition to these if npvecarv 9 S nr i.nt r1 tliia nitnt. "Wire this office at once and give the Iflrcrpsif nossifilf nnnihpr ef mtn trr, nan ' IWIlfclll IlkVIIkll I VI VI, turmsn. " A charter of Incorporation has been granted to the Remaklus & Beckman Co., of this city, for conducting a gen eral dry goods business and such oth er lines of merchandise incident thereto. ' The capitalization of said company is $50,000.00. Andrew Schwartz, a pioneer resi dent of this city, but who for many yean has made his home in Chicago, died in that city last Friday. He had been in ill-health for many years. The deceased is survived by his wife and one son. Mrs. Schwartz will be remembered by many of our older cit izens as Miss Maggie O'Niel, a sister be postponed indefinitely? Perhaps there are senators who believe sincerely that women are not capable of exercis ing the right of suffrage intelligently or honestly. There may be senators who regard women as inferior human beings and who are sincere in believing that their mothers, their wives and their sis ters should be treated as minors. It is not necessary to quarrel with such men They may have reasons for the belief to which they cling. But would it not be a glorous thing if the United States senate were to vote on Friday in favor of the proposed amend ment? Next Sunday is Mothers' Day. Could we pay our mothers a higher or a RUHT FORGOT HER NAME AT ST. MARYS HENRY CROSSES DIVIDE of Mesdames Taylor, Junneman and Kistler, of this city. The latter, who "lore tender tribute on that day than we was called to Chicago last week, should pay them if we could point to the A woman of doubtful reputation giving her name as Ruth Newman, was arrested and locked up by Night Officer Heistan last Tuesday evening, whilo under the influence of drink. Her troubles reached a climax when she went into a barber shop to have her neck massaged. She was held until Wednesday morning, when she made a break for St. Marys. Over there she gave her name as Amy Ed wards. She is believed to be an old offender with perhaps a few more aliases. MOVIE HOUSES HARD SLEDDING The local moving picture houses have given notice that they will close beginning next Monday for an indef inite period. It Is said the skating rink craze has cut their diminishing revenues to such an extent that they find it convenient to shut up shop till (here is more of a demand for legitl- mat3 and high-class entertainment. It is to be regretted that the picture houses are so badly hit. Henry Romer, 75 years of age, died Monday evening, at St. Henry, Funeral services takes place to morrow (Saturday) morning. Mr. Romer was born and resided all his life in St. Henry, which was platted and laid out by his father. For the past 14 years he was the vice president and teller of the St. Hemy Bank, always a leading citizen of 1he village and respected by all who knew him. Hla wife jreceeded him in death seveu years ago. He had no children but raised two step children and three orphans. J. B. Panning, of St. Hen ry is the only surviving step child. Mr. Romer suffered for two years with valvular heart trouble and was confined to bed for the past six months with concer of the stomach, In his prime he was a man of great physic and a man of strength body and will .power and exemplary habits. He was a devoted member of the Catholic church. Funeral services werj held from the church, Rev. S. Kunkler officiating. reached Mr. Schwartz's bedside, just before his demise. action of the senate as indicating that at last we had decided to regard them as our equals mentaliy and morally ? STATU SUNDAY SCHOOL MEET Fire Attacks Brewery. Toledo, May 4. Fire In the Finlay branch of the Huebner-Toledo Brew eries company caused loss of $210,000. Firemen waded through seas of beer when the big vats let go. The dames spread furiously when an ammonia tank exploded. Assessor Elmer Snyder, of Blackcreek township, and Wm. Kleinz, of Route 8 out of this city, were among our callers Wednesday. They report crop condl tiom fine in their sections and every thing coming nicely. The fifty-ninth Ohio State Sunday School convention will be held at Springfield, Moy 28, 29, 30, 31. Many noted speakers are to be present. All delegates will be given lodging and breakfast fife. Credentials may be secured from Franklin R. Collins, of Celina. Special attention w'l' be bivnn to instruction fo- Stipt'i internments, mus Assoclation. Prof. H. Augustine Smith, Professor of Music and Pa geantry, Bo3ton University. Mrs. H. Augustine Smith, Pianist and Soloist of Boston. Hob. Lawrence Y. Sher. mar- U. S. Senator from Illinois will speak on May 29th. Rev. M.' B. Mc Nutt of Philadelphia, Rural Special ist. Mr. R. A. Walte of Chicago, Boy Specialist Mrs. Maude' Junkin Bald win of Chicago and Miss Emma Lem on of Indianapolis, Elementary Spec ialists. On May 30th appropriate Memorial Day serlvces will be held with a speaker of National reputation. Sec retary of War Baker is to be invited. There are seven boys and two girls in the graduating class of the St. Henry High SchoolTheodore R. Hemmelgarn, Leo J. Klingshirn, Clarence M. Knapke, Andrew J. Bertke, Andrew II. Backs, Henry H. Kohnen, Luke F. Beckman, Amy M. Ainaworth and Henrietta I. Schlegel. Commencement exercises on the evening of May 23. Succeeds Her Husband At a meeting of the Board of Edu cation, of this city, a few days since, Mrs. F. E. Ayers was chosen to suc ceed her husband on thai board. Dr. Ayers was serving as clerk and treas urer of the boatd when he gave up his practice and work here and tend ered his services to tho government. He is now at the Ft. Oglethorpe, Go., training camp and expects to see ser vice in France soon. Mrs. C. T. Fogle, of Dayton, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Chiv- lngton, of Mercer, died at the Miami hospital in the former city last Mon day, aged 28. About three weeks ago she underwent an operaton. Blood poison followed and was the cause of her death, sne was tne wife of Supt. Fogle, who was con nected with the New Bremen schools for several years; Besides the husband and parents she is survived by one sister. Mrs. Kriegel, of this City, and two broth ers Chas. Chlvington, of Mercer, and G. E. Chvington, of this city. The remains of the deceased were taken to her old home at Mercer, from which place funeral services were held yesterday. Miss Edith Thomas, aged 17, a daughter of Mrs. Stella Thomas of Liberty township, passed away last Saturday at her home there after a long illness with tuberculosis. Be sides the mother she is survived by two brothers, one of whom Is with Unc'e Snrn's forces in France. Fun eral services were held from the Mt. Carmel church last Tuesday with Rev. C. S. Johnson, of this city, in charge. IT EXPLODED ALL RIGHT BUT RESULTED SERIOUSLY Bernard, the oldest son of Tony Kre mer and wife, near Cartliagena, met with a painful accident last Tuesday eve ning. He picked up a dynamite cap in the field. and while holding it in his left hand applied a lighted match to it to see if it would explode. It did, and the hand was so badly lacerated that the first two fingers had to be amputated and the other are terribly mangled. Dr. Brum in of this place, assisted by his father, Dr. L. D. Brumm, of Celina, attended to the young lad's injuries. Coldwater Chronicle. Five candidates have so far announced their names for county offices to be se iected at the coming August primary while the primary is a considerable di lance away, the candidates aspiring t places on the ticket must qualify by fil ing nomination papers on or before the 14th of next month. The announce ments so far made are Schindler and and Hinders for Clerk of Courts, Bet for Sheriff, Baker for Treasurer (renom uiation J, and Woli for recorder. iierman l. l iscuer, oi this city, wi also make the race for Sheriff, he mad known to l he Uemocrat this morning and his official announcement will appear among our list ot candidates next week Teacher H. II. Schroer, of Coldwater was in town yesterday and among our business and social callers. Henry in ciuentaily tailtsd politics, and says h will try for the Treasuryship two years from now. He was in the contest two vears ago when Treasurer Baker carried off the nomination, and made a clean campaign. He is throughly fitted for the job and thinks he can laud the plum next time. SHANNON STOCK GO. SHOW HERE NEXT WEEK DRYS ORGANIZE READY FOR FRAY The dry federation of Mercer County has been organized, with a president. secretary, treasurer and a committee ol twenty, with a working committee of seven within the twenty. It is to be financed on the basis of one dollar for each dry vote cast at the election of 1917 in Mercer county. There will be sub committees of five in each township out side ot the municipalities to be reported to W a. Turner, chairman and organ izer. A meeting of dry committees will be held at Celina to-morrow, Maj 11, at 1:30 p.m. A. II. ROEBUCK, Sec'y BERNE PIKE NOT SAFE TO TRAVEL Berne (Ind.) Witness. We hope but we doubt that the ac cident Monday night will be the last fatality to occur due to the traffic to Ch at- inooga by the parched throats of East ern Indiana, it will be the last accident f proper' steps are taken to check the constant flow of boozers. Since all sa. ons in Adams county have been closed by the State-wide prohibition law, the roads from this county to Chattanooga have been fairly crowded with seekers r wet goods at the Ohio village. Travel on the Berne pike is simply net safe on some evenings, especially Saturdays. Some day some innocents will have to pay the penalty for some drunk's reck ess auto driving. It is sad enough that those guilty of making travel unsafe should have to die as victims of their weaknesses, but it would be sadder still to have the innocent suffer. We need a vigilance committee if nothing else can be done to curtail it. T MATTERS Lorin C. Springer vs. Rastus Lee et al is a suit filed in Common Pleas Court, last Saturday. Annie B. Hair last Saturday filed suit In divorce in Common Pleas court, against her husband, Jacob Hair. The couple were married in May 1898, and four children were born of said, marriage. Plaintiff says that defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty; that he accuses her of associating with othsr men for Immoral purposes mak ing lncrim'nating remarks to her as "asking her where her room is rent ed" and other similar remarks. She says further he calls her such vile and indecent names that they should not be set out in this petition. Plaintiff prays that she be divorced from de fendant, that he be barred from all rights of dower in her property, that she be given the custody of their min or children, and for al other proper relief. News reached this city, Monday, of the death of Mrs. Frank E. Ben nett, aged 28, a daughter or trea Brune, at her home in Wurtsboro, N. Y. She had been suffering from an attack of appendicitis, and her death followed an operation for relief. The deceased was born in this city and a yraduate of the Celina High School. She was wedded to Rev. Frank E. Bennett, at Chicago in 1916, where thev resided until a few weeks ago. Besides the husband and aged father, the deceased is survived by two sla ters Mrs. Frank Heckler and Mrs. J. D. VanDuesen, of this city and two brothers Wm. Brune, of Chica go Heights, and Fred Brune, jr., of Oak Park, 111. The remains of the deceased were brought to this city and funeral ser vices held from the St. John's Lu theran church yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Peter M. Braun died at her home near St. Peter at noon last Sunday, fol lowing an operation for cancer of the stomach some time since. She was in her 48th year. The deceased was a high ly respected lady, kind and devoted wife and mother and a faithful member of her church. She is survived by her husband and eight children. Funeral was held at the St. Teter Catholic church last Tuesday morning and burial in the cemetery near by. Coldwater Chronicle. Thi Celina H. S. base ball defeated their Delphos rival at Mercelina park last Tuesday afternoon in a one-sided game by a sorre of 9 to 1. The Shannon Stock Co., under can vas coming to Celina for four nights conimencig Wedesday, May 15. New plays ad vaudevile will be presented. The big tent will be located in the Park. The 10 piece orchestra will furnish music between acts. A band concert will be given eah night at 7. The opening bill will be a great 4 at unmedy drama, "The Great Awak eniug". A play full of comedy from start to lnish. The prices will be children under 12, 18 cents plus war tax, 2 cents. Adults 31 cents, plus war tax 4 cts. Stanley Landfair, of Blackcreek town ship, who was called to this city as a witness in the Chattanooga booze cases, was among our visitors Wednesday. He savs it has not been safe to travel the roads in and out of Chattanooga, and like manv men from that section of the cmintv who have visited The Democrat office this week, hope the snloon busi ness will soon be a thing of the past. Many who have been voting wet up there threaten to get on tbe dry band wagon this fall. Dr. P. F. Weanier, of Coldwater, charged with moving a patient ill with small-pox had a hearing in Jus tice Shranton's court in this city, yes. terday. The case was dismissed. Five cfmdidates wer made Master Masons at a communication of the Celina Lodge F. & A. M. last Tues day afternoon and evening. The new members are F. R. Collins, S. L. Ev ans, Earl Schlenker, Ralph Jordan and Wesley Fennlg, all well known young men of this city. BIG CLASS OF CHILDREN RECEIYE COMMUNION ST. HENRY MAN AMONG WOUNDED IN FRANCE Robert Bruns, of St. Henry, among the first rnea of the American expe ditionary forces to go to Frauce, has bef-n u ported wounded. A message fo that' effect was received by b'-1 pat ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ironic Bruns, from Wash gton last Mo.r. Yo'-.n!; ltiuns. has been in coun try's srvce ihu past tot yen in. U is to be .'toped his wounJ3 ar: not of a scrtf.us n 'ire. Uritu ix con ing home to us more and uivn. Druggist Klndell has moved Into his new quarters in the Schlenker building on Main street. Hat Recovered from Pond The young lady who bad her hat blown into the reservoir yesterday can have tame by calling at this office. One hundred children received com munlon at the local Catholic church yesterday morning. Sixty of this number, children in the first and sec ond grades of the parochial schools, received their first communion, the remaining pupils making their second communion. Rev. Hindelang, who recently returned from Rome City, where he went for his health, address the little one. Rev. Ernet Hefle read high mass at the services. Tripped Up by Old John Ed Cook, J. GIner and John Mc Crery were arrested and locked up, Saturda aighl on a charge of being drunk and disorderly, and Sunday were f;iven 5$ and costs each While they are arrestln gtrampa and idlers and putting them to work, why not nial-p a n-imple of old soaks. Colcmbus, May 6. Wide publicity having been given to s misstatement of facts in connection with a recent address of Governor James M. Cox, at Ve-t Liberty, at an assemblage of Mennonites and other citizens, there was given out today at the office of the Covernor a letter which has been written in response to several lnquir les In that connection. This is the letter: "I have your letter of the 30th ul timo In which you ask whether In a Liberty Loan speech made by me at West Liberty, a community made up in part by Mennonites, I suggested the revival of the whipping post. I am very pleased to advise you Just what observations were made with references to the attitude of the Men-noniles: "I spoke ery denltely on the sub ject, regretting the position which these people had assumed, and urg ing the community to be tolerent be cause the Mennonites had a entire miscocept of the whole situation. They are not delberately disloyal, but In the eyes of their neighbors they are dMoya-1 because they wlthhoM their co-operation from the nation of which the are a part, both In services rendered, and in benets derived, not the least of which is religious free dom which they came rere to obtain. The Menonite hcildren attending the public schools were a part of the eremonles. We commented upon that and voiced the pleasure which it nat- ura'ly inspired. "In this connection the statement was made that the community need have no fears about the younger gen eration because it has now, and will have in the future, no misguiding ideas with reference to the duty of America when faced by a menace suh as is now before us. "A Menonite minister had said in the pulpit, so we were advised, that it was a form of idolatry for anyone to yield allegiance to the nation's flag. I took issue with that as vig orously as I know how, contending that the flag is the expression of a sentiment, and when we lose the sen timental attachment for the traditions of the country, the nation is about at an end. We have reverence for the cross because It symbolizes the sac- rice made by Christ, and we love the flag beause its stars tie us to the sen timent of the Saviour's birth. We have not only written on star into the flag, but 48 stars of liberty, be cause every star represents a state, ad every state is devoted to the na tion's Ideals. I said frankly that the Mennonites should buy bonds to protect the na tion, the state, the community of Wrest Liberty, and its homes. We !n- isted also that, if the Mennonites were opposed to war, then they could ot favor the consequences of war. nor could they, moved either by con sclene or consistency, prfiot by the esults of war. This clearly suggest ed that if performance were to match reachment ,they should bring their wheat to the market and sell it for dollar a bushel, and not place in, their purse the additional dollar. hich is a direct result of the war they profess to abhor. "I never mentioned the whipping. post I don t believe in it because their are methods more modern. Pub lic opinion will correct a community condition based upon misunderstand- ng rather than deliberate disloyalty. dislloyalty, however, becomes a matter of deliberatlo, rather than of misconcept, then very frankly, I sug gest measures that wil be ecective but not the whipping post. 'If you have any influence with the Menonites, let me urge upon you the importance of counciling with them. The great mass of German in this :,-ate ate loyal they are giv ing their sons to the '"t, and their energies to community war activities. Our people are tolerant they wll not accept a German name as an In dex of disloyalty, but they will not look with pleasure nor will they tol erate either individual or organized resistance to this war, be it Menno nlte or otherwise." A thirsty Hoosier, giving hs name as Chas. Duehot and hs residence as Ft. Wayne, was arrested and locked up Tuesday night for being drunk and disorderly. Wednesday morn ing he was given $5 and costs. MAUBLUiK LICENSES ISSUED Herbert Adams, 19, Rockford, far mer, son of George Adams, and Nel lie Overhulser, 16, Rockford, house keeper, daughter of D. P. Overhulser. Wilbur Kltchle, 24, Montezuma, la borer, son of Andrew Ritchie, and Mary Pegs, 19, Montezuma, house keeper, daughter of James Pegga. Rev. Moger. Fred II. Brehm, of Rockford Route 3, was among our business callers yester- lay. Chas. Hay, residing in the Hawk ins addition, who was taken critically ill a fortnight ago and his Ufe in the balance for a week or more, is so fr recovered that he Is able -to be up and about the house. Mrs. Grover Kenney, who has been spendig a couple weeks here with her parets. Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Hattery, has joined her husband at Montgo mery, Ala. An accident at the electrict light plant last night put out of commission to-day everything relying on electrical power. The current was not turned on until 3:30 o'clock this evening. The Democrat was up against it with the rest. Cincinnati Dally Post and Ths Demo crat, both one year, M0.