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Traitor dollar the dollars spent for the Kaiier are those spent for any item that deprive! the govern ment of any element of war aupply. Patriotic dollari thooe pent for Un cle Sam can be made to do double doty. Buy War Saving Stampa. We are altogether now In this struggle. If we win, you win. If we lose, you lose. Wilt you help win? Thrift stamps offer one way. EUbltlh4 Mr . II 3. EatT4 tth Cclln. -lo. Mt-flM u mmIjIhi Mil Mttai. Volume 23, Number 6 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, May 17, 1918 THE ITALIANS TORPEDO AUSTRIAN BATTLESHIP Rome, Muy 16. An AuBtrlun bat tleship wiih torpedoed bp Italian naval forcos In Pola harbor early Tuesday morning, it was officially announced today. The battleship was of the Virlbus Unitls type, (20,000-ton vesnels). The Italian forces worked their waf into the Austrian naval base by dodging the patrol boats and search llghtn of the defenders. 4 W hile the ii"val operation was pro greening, an Italian aea-plane force engaged Auhtrlan battleplanes above Poa. Two of the Austrlans were brought down and several others wera con-peled to descend out of con trol. Tho Italian machines al return ed safely. AMERICAN AIRMEN DOING GOOD WORK 'With the American Army in France Wednesday, May 15. The Brut Amrelcan official conifunlque Issued slnco the American troops entered the fighting line on Apremont bay was Issued tonight It reports increased artillery activity northlwest of Toul and in Lorraine, as well as the des trnctlon of three German machines by two Ameiicun aviutori. ON THE BRITISH AND FRENCH FRONTS Brief summary of yesterday on the British and French fronts: Britons raid Huns' trenches north eats of Arras and Capture prisoners. Terrific , gun due in neighborhood of Amiens. German raider driven off west of Montdldl.ir. Military ebserverB anticipate Aus trian attack cn forces In northern it aly 1 1 an early date. CALL IS FOR 51,000 ADDITIONAL MEN Homes to military ramps between May 20 and Jrne 2. Including nu. merous calls for technical and spe cially qualified men, the trtal number summoned during May is something like SfiG.fiOO, nearly half of the 800.000 expected to be called this vear. While officials did not explain why only half the states were asked to furnish mcin it thla I rr, a It fa , . wl n.. Crowder has called upon twe.:ty-four 6lood that the BectIons be draw states and the District of Columbia upon were arrived at through consid- to furnish for the national array il,- eration of the proportion of quotas COO more men quaJitied for general "'ready called in some cases and of mint Mrvi lue luc ot vacated training camps. Movement of drafted men to Iho Ti,e fampg selected for the regis camps under this call is to expend trants affected by the order are not over two periods, from May 20 to 2! all national amy camps, showing and from May 29 to June 2. These that the men are to be sent wherever dates were fixed because during the room rrfay be found for them, in sev five days beginning May 2"), approxi- eral instances men from certain mately 233,000 men ca!lnd for recout- states are ordered to go to camps to ly will be moving to the camps. which men from other states are not The call marks further develop- usually assigned, ment of the government's plans for Ohio will furnish 2,000 men, who hastening men to France and reploc- will be sent to the Columbus bar ing them as rapidly as they vacate racks. Indiana will send 3,250; West the training centers. In all, 284, 6u0 Virginia 1,500 and Pennsylvania 2,750 jlraftees will be Journeying from their to the Columbus station. In All, 284,000 Draftees Will Ba Jour neying to Military Camps Between May 20 and June 2 Nine Thcus(.nJ Men to Be Sent to Columbus Ear- rack Under the New Call Half the States to Furnish the Men. Washington, May 15. Gonurnl WANTS TOM TO SHINE WITH STARS Chairman T. A. Weis, of the County War Savings Committe lias received the following appeal from State headquarter! at Columbus : "Dased on your report of tales to May 2, it requires a minimum of J96.000 in your county to bring your cash np to what your quota will be June 1st. "With your own genius, together with the organization you have pre ceded, and always remembering that you are selling the world's best in- Enlists With Canadian Royal Fly ing Corps Prank Petrie, the well knoWu young linotype und intertype operator of tbia city, who lias been trying to break into aero service for some time without suc cess, went to Windsor Canada, last week and enlisted with the Canadian Royal Plying Corps. It is not now definitely kn iwii when be will have to report, and it partly depends on his ability to cut down his weight, something rather dim- cult for.au expanding 19 year-old husky. Members of the orchestra and the cast of lads aud lassies the play of "The Cutest Girl in Town," recently produced lor the benefit of the Y.M.C.A. and K. of C. war work funds, were banquetted at the Manhattan hotel Tuesday evening as a recognition of their generous and helpful service, CHAPMAN HEADS REPUBLICAN CLUB Observer, May 10 The Mercer County Hepubllcan Club Is an organization which came into being Friday, May 3, when some thirty members of the party from all over the county met in Celina and ecocted a permanent organization. Article 1, 2 and 3 of the Constitu tion adopted, provide among other things: This Club is organized to pro. Washington north, Ed Adams; Wash ington south, George L. Adams; St. Henry, J. F. Durls. r - WAR A Great Net of Mercy drevwyj Lkrojwgk r eAmencanRed Cross N 2T THE SUN THAT NEVER SETS WEEKLY WAR REVIEW Another week has passed without a renewal by the Germans of the of fensive that they began March 21, which was halted before Amiens early In April, and came to a definite pause on its right flank before the barrier of the Flanders hills lust as the month of May was opening. Ever since the defeat of General Von Ar nim's army in its desperate assault co the front southwest of Ypres near ly two weeks ago, the beginning of a new effort by the enemy either here or on some other front has been look ed for from day to day. Possibly the Germans have been waiting for some "allied counter blow, which they ffilt able to withstand and, therefore, hoped would be dealt If this was the case they must have been disappoint ed by the waiting attitude of General Foch, which it is felt now will com pel1 the enemy to reveal his further purpose with little delay, as time Is one of the things he can not afford to squander, with the American forces now rapidly swelling to formidable numbers. Every day gives evidence of the alertness of the allied forces. Numer ous minor operations have been un dertaken to improve their positions on the various fronts and their artil lery Are has been directed to equally pood purpose In breaking up the or ganising efforts of the enemy., 'Air plane raids without number. In which the superiority of the entente air forces has been clearly shown, have served the same end. Betterments of the allied positions Included an advance by the French on the Flanders front, in the neigh borhood of Locre, where the ap proaches to Mont Rouse, one of the bulwarks of the allied line, have thereby made more secure. . Far to the south of the Somme, on the south erly side of the great Montdidier sa lient, French troops likewise carved a slice out of German-held territory near Orvillers-Sorel, seven miles southeast of Montdidier. Considerable activity is In progress in the Italian theater. Between Asi ago and the Brenta river, on the northern front, the Italians have stormed Austrian positions at Ooldel Orso and destroyed the garrison In hand-to-hand fighting. At several other points along; the northern front the Italians have worsted the enemy In engagements evidently started with the Intention of rectifying the line. Artillery duels and raids featured the work on the Macedonian and Mesopotamian fronts. In the Ukraine, the situation Is dis (Conllnmd en Eiqtitn Pq) Mr. and Mrs. John Brlcker, West Anthony stroet, are the parents of a little lad, born last Sunday morning. Rev. Lance was at Went Cairo this woek attending the Lima district con ference of the M. E. church. ORGANIZING FOR RED CROSS DRIVE Preliminary work for the coining Red Cross drive next week is now on in ear nest, and the townships are being thor oughly organized. At the meeting last week in Washington township, at which O. S. Ashcraft was elected chairman, 42 of the 43 solicitors answering to roll call The quota for Washington is $1,625. At the meeting at St. Rosa last Friday evening 54 of the 60 solicitors of Marion township were present to receive instruc tions about the work. Henry Gotte moeller was selected chairman. Marion's quota is $2,270. Solicitors for Liberty township held a meeting at Liberty Center school-house, at wmch John Koch was elected chair man. They have 34 solicitors, all bust lers, who hope to put their township, with its quota of $1,805, over before the others get a fair start. A splendid meeting was also held at St. Henry Saturday evening, and there is no doubt about old Granville. Wants Into Saloon Business at Chattanooga James Stevens, of Rockford, Route 5, has made application to run a saloon at Chattanooga. The field evidently looks promising to him, and it granted Ins supplication he will take hold where Andy Bauer left off. The hearing will be heard by Messrs. Gilberg and Short, members of the Liquor Licensing Board, next Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. ' Seek Service In the Navy Prosecuting Attorney C. A. Stubbs, Howard Garman, Wiro Pulskamp, Perry Wright, John Forney, Ray Hellwarth, Orville Disher, Jerry Carpenter, Anthony Metzner and Peter Heckler, well known and popular young men of the town and county, went to Cincinnati Wednesday morning to enlist in the navy. W. H. Bretz, jr., who went to Cincin nati to enlist in the marine radio service, came home Tuesday on a brief furlough and a good-bye to the home folks. He left yesterday tor the Great Lakes till.; naval station. TOUR ENDS WITH RALLY TO-MORROW Miss Sylvia Schantz, State C.E. Junior Superintendent, in company with Miss Ida Hansel, Junior Superintendent ot this county, have been making a tour of the local villages and holding public meetings. The tour will be concluded with a big rally in this city to-morrow (Saturday) at the Presbyterian church with an interesting program. There will be a lunch at 5:30. Changed Their Minds The case of Anna B. Hair vs. Jacob Hair, in the common pleas court, in which the plaintiff sought a divorce from the defendant, was dismissed by mutual consent. Mrs. Owen Schunck and baby dau ghter, of Detroit, Mich., are here for an extended visit with relatives. Contributed by H. Davltt Welsh, vestment, this ought not be difficult for you. We have only asked a few chairmen of which you are one, to do this. Won't you organize strong ly for personal solicitation and big money and wire me to-day if you will do this job. We want you to move up into the big tent where the stars are performing. WOLFE. Of course he will do it, Mr. Wolfe. His heart is in the work. He believe we need the thrift habit, as well as your Uncle Samuel needs the loan of the peo ple's quarters. "THE ' AMONG SOLDIER LADS Herbert Fast, of the naval vessel, Norfolk, is at home on a short furlough. OF LATANE" The Senior Class of the Washington township High School is preparing to give a play of four acts, "The Winning of Latone" on next Wednesday night at the High School auditorium in Wash ington township. The cast of charac ters is as follows: Philip P. Cashton Ora J. Coats Mrs. Philip P. Cashton Ocie Rabe Ruth Spaulding. ...... .Mamie Thatcher Julius Sears Carl Bolev Robert Sparr Dexter Day Cyrus W. Gilbert Verle Fetter Trusty Hopkins Myron Brandon Frank Efferton Charles McAfee Latane Cashton .... Beatrice Menchhofer Harry Forrest William Dixon The regular annual commencement will be held on Saturday night, May 25. The class address will be given by Prof. C. H. Freeman. Music by the Center township orchestra. The admission tor botn nights win oe 35 cents. Single admission to either en tertainment will be 25 cents. The baccalaureate sermon by Rev. H. N. Brobst Sunday night, May 18. Little Doing With City Dads There was little doing at the meeting of council Tuesday evening outside of the regular routine. The Mayor's re port and that of the board o J public at fairs were read and accepted, and the regular appropriating ordinance read and passed. John Heistan was reappointed night office, and given a lease until January 1 next. The mayor and clerk were also instructed to enter into a contract with F. W. Miller for sprinkling certain street intersections. Cincinnati Dally Post and The Demo crat, both on year, 13.10. Casl Bauer, writing from France under date of April 17, says he at his trade of repairing and driving automobiles, is out of the danger zone and getting plenty to eat. Dr. Neal Taylor, son of Mrs. Rose Taylor, of this city, for some time stavinned at Camp Oglethorpe, Go., has been promoted and transferred to Camp Laurel, Md. He has been made head surgeon of one of the army divisions. Edmund Gerach, Joshua Creedon and Adney Collins left yesterday morning for Valpariaso to enter a preparatory school. Creedon and Gerlach will take a course in auto re pairing and Collins will enter the class of sheet iron workers. Noel Frysinger, of Waco, Calif., and Floyd Barnett, of Wells County, N. D., both former wel known Rock ford boys, transferred to the juris diction of the ocal draft board, left here last Friday for camp, the former to Camp Sherman and the latter to Ft. Logan, Col. Leroy A. Hoenie, writing to his parents from France under date of April 13, said he had the pleasure of spending a few nights with Mack Da vis and Russell Hattery. While he thinks there are many interesting things to see in old Europe, he says when the war is over he will "see America first." There was a gathering of hei children and grandchildren last Sun day at the home of Mrs. S. F. Collins, East Livingston street, on the eve of the departure of her son Adney Col lins, of Lima, for Valparaiso, Ind., to begin his military training. Two other sou3 Albert and Franklin R. are alao expecting to bo called into service soon. mote the Interests and unify the in dividual representatives of the Re publican party Natiinal State and County. All known Republicans shall be eligible for memberhip and all other persons who approve of the platform and principles of the Republican par ty and desire to affliate with it, may upon application to and approval of the Club become members. All members who pay an annual fee oS $1.00 shall be known as active members; all others as associate members. All active members in good standing shall be entitled to vote and hold office. The official membership is as fol lows: President, R. H. Chapman. Vice Presidents, C. F. Morvilius, J. H. Harting, A. H Barber. Secretary, A. C. F. Gilberg. Treasurer, A. M Riley. Chorister, J. W. McKee. Executive Committee: R. H. Chap man, C. F. Morvilius, J. H. Harting, A. H. Barber, A. C. F. Gilberg, A. M. Riley, J. W. McKee, Anthony Melring, W. F. Pixler. Organization Committee: C. S. Younger, J. Z. Riley, W. B. Nichols, Geo. H. O'Neil, BertHoldren, Geo. A. Reuter, W. A. Hamilton. Precinct Vice Presidents: Black creek, A. H. Bailey; Butler, George Yaney; Center, H. F. Drury; Celina E. J. Brooqhart, W. N. Monroe, Fred Gilberg, W) T Palmer; Dublin north, Ben Blossom; Dublin south, E. H. Kirkpatrick; Dublin East, John Dy sert; Franklin, James Morrow; Gran ville, Joe Winhoven; Gibson, Fred Heitz; Hopewell, John Eichar; Jeff erson, R. L. Larmore; Liberty, D. S. Black; Marion East, Anthony Kleln henz; Marlon West, Sylvester Un gruhn; Chickasaw, H. G. Rawers; Burkettsville, Hosea Birt; Montezu ma, Levi Sprinber; Mendon, J. C. Cus ter; Cold water, J. W. Long; Rock ford, C. C. Pixler; Ft. Recovery north, George Stone; Ft. Recovery south, Harry McDanlel; Recovery tp,, George Helnts; Union, T. C. Davis; Meeting of Soldiers' Belief The Mercer County Soldiers' Relief Commission will meet in the Commis sioners' office at Celina, O., on Mouday, May 27, at 9 a.m., to review applications for relief from the township committees. We invite those entitled to relief not otherwise represented to appear before I the board in person on the above date. No allowance will be made to any per son not represented bv the committees or in person. D. 11. ROH1SON, Sec'y. TWO HURT WHEN AUTO TURNS OVER Grange Degree Work To-Night Montezuma Grange, No. 2100, will give twenty candidates the third and fourth degrees this (Friday) evening. It is to be a general home coming. All members of the grange are asked to be present and help welcome the new mem bers. Do you hear us? Political Gossip At the meeting of the board of deputy state supervisors of elections last Satur day an organization was formrd by the election of Wm. Wiley, of Washington township, as chief clerk, and John G Konier of this city as clerk. The names of Geo. Hill, for Comniis sioner, and R. B. Morrison, for Survey or, appear anion our announcements this week. Both seek renomination.and are not likely to have any opposition at the primary. A vacancy in the office of Prosecuting Attorney will be the result if Carroll A Stubbs, who went to Cincinnati Wednes day to offer his services for the navy, are accepted. This will probably precipitate a tight for that onice at the primary in August. , The dear old Observer is shedding big gobs of tears over old Champ Clark It is so bard up for something to rejuvi cate a partisan feeling that its heart aches for down-trodden Democrats Listen to its plaintiff wail of last week: "There is considerable sympathy for Champ Clark. After having receiving a clear majority of the votes at the Dtm ocratic National Convention of 1912, and thus appearing to be the real choice of the convention, he was beaten by the malevolence of Bryan under the two thirds rule. Now he has been unable to accept the appointment of senator from Missouri, because had he left the speak ersliip of the House, Claude Kitchen would have succeeded him as speaker This would have been a disaster to the Democratic party and the W?ilson admin istration, and so Speaker Clark bad to decline the senator.ship. It is a remark able commentary that the Democratic party has for its floor leader in the House a man that it cannot afford to place in the speakership." Bryan will never be forgiven by par tisan Republicans of the Gilberg stripe for the nomination of Wilson at Balti more any more than they will for his campaign in the west that made Wilson's re-election to the presidency in 1916 a possibility. Bryan done a good job in both instances, and the American people will always thank him for it. He has been he Republican eyesore since 1896, and they still have him unburied. "The man that the Observer is hypocritically slobbering over did not measure up to the test Bryan set for the standard bearer of the Democratic party at the Baltimore convention Wilson did. The world is better for it, and Champ Clark is fitting the nich in this government best suited to his rank as a statesman. The worry about Kitcbin is on the same low level. He is a brilliant man and an able leader, but there was no demand for a change anywhere along the line, and death is about the only thing that is going to cause a change until the war is brought to a close. Politicians, and es pecially the peanut variety, must occupy a back seat until that time, and they may then find their occupation gone. REV. SNAVELY CHOSEN PRESIDENT THIRD TIME At the state convention of the Sunday schools and Christian Endeavor societies of the Churches of God, held last week at Findlay, Rev. Snavely, pastor of the Celina Circuit, was re elected president for the third year. The convention was a grand success in every way. Every year the convention excels the past one in inspiration and in the enrollment of delegates. The following were delegates of the circuit: Fairview Dee Young and Iona Fish baugh. Tabor Ida Hansel, Mary Hansel, Myr tle Fast, Cecil Wilson, Arthur Fish baugh. Pleasant View Mrs. Lottie Schlench er, Verna Good, Lula Gaucher, Hazel Now, Edith Now. Mt. Carmel Icy Martz, W. H. Roett ger, Mrs. W. H. Roettger. LADS SIMPLY FORGET SACRIFICES THEY MAKE The boys at the front are a cheerful lot, as seen in the letters that are daily getting into public print, wherever they may be found in camp, down along the border, in England or France. Some thiugs they write are enough to make us fellows hanging around home, even if we've long been put on Dr. Osier's re tired list, feel like a little red cent. Here is the concluding paragraph of a letter from J. W. Bastian, who is in Eng land, to his parents, that showa the spirit of the lads in general: ' 'I sure appreciate the great sacri fices you folks back home are mak ing for us boys. May God bless the Y.M.C.A., Red Cross, and you all." "The Spirit of the Red Cross," a wonderful motion picture play, will be given at the Fayette Street Theater again to-night. It is for the benefit of the local Red Cross society. Manager Bair, musicians and operators donating their services without compensation. Admis sion to all seats, 10c. II. F. Brock and son Clifford, of Huntington, Ind., on their way to Li ma, mot with an accident about a mile est of this city last Monday night. when their car, a 7-passenger Buick turned turtle and they wer pinioned beneath it. The elder Brock was the moMt seriously injured, the bones In his right arm being splintered, his head badly cut and bruised and suff ering from f&ollne burns. His son sustained a double fracture of one leg. Two men acocmpanylng them escaped Injury. Fred Pulskamp, a short distance behind them, on his way to St. Marys was luckily soon on the scene and able to render them service. The Brocks were brought to this city and tukei. to the Otis hospital, where their injuries were attended to before they regained consciousness. The men who accompanied them immediately returned to Huntington and notified Mrs. Brock of the accident to her bus band and son, and she I company uith her daughter reached this city Tues day. The machine the Brocks mere driving was little damaged. The injuries of the elder Brock seem to have been less serious than first supposed, and was reorted to be out of bed yeiterday. His son Cliff ord, who had his leg so badly frac tured, was operated upon yesterday by Dr. Miller an the bone s wired together. GRANGE PICNIC The Grangers of Mercer County will hold their annual picnic June 8, at Eiastus. Program will appear in next week's issut-. of The Democrat FRANK COATE, Master. Helmstetter Trio May S3 The concert which was to have been given yesterday evening baa been post pined until next Wednesday evening, May 22, on account of a local Red Cross benefit. At next Wednesday's concert will be beard the Helmstetter trio, con sisting of violin, piano and cello Mr. Harry Kohler, a baritone singer of ex ceptional merit, and Miss Bernice Smith, a gifted reader. At the City Hall, Wed nesday, May 22. SECOND ANNUAL FIELD DAY MEET The second annual field day and track meet of the Mercer county schools is being held on the fair-grounds at tbia city to-day. There are contests for the grade pupils this morning, which will be followed at noon by a basket dinner. The high school events, which take place this afternoon, will draw additional crowds. The Celina boys' band will be a feature. An admission of 10 cents will be charged to help defray a part of the necessary expenses. Miss Anna Gallman, of Mendon, who has been suffering from a fellon on the index finger of her right hand, bad the member amputated at The second joint last Tuesday bv Drs Noble, of St. Marys, and Fishbaugh of Mendon. Prof. Van Deusen, of this city, was called to bis old home at Kipton, this state, Monday by the serions condition of his father, recently injured in a fall. THE GRIM REAPER Mrs. Catherine Haslinger, the venera ble mother of Clerk of Courts J. B. Has liner of this city, died at her home at Coldwater last Saturday evening, aged 7U years. Mrs. Haslinger bad been in ill health for some time, but was only bedfast a few weeks presiding her de mise. The deceased was born in Aug laize county, but bad been a resident of Coldwater many years. Her husband passed away about four years ago. She s survived by six children Mesdames Mary Bertke, of Maria Stein; Elizabeth DeCurtains, Emily Schockman and Katb- erine Fetzer, of Coldwater; J. B. Has- mger, of Celina, and John II. Haslinger of Coldwater. Funeral services were conducted from the Catholic church at Coldwater last Wednesday morning. John A. Piatt, aged 70, a well known resident of this city, died at his home here last Saturday evening. His death was due to Bright's disease, which was hastened by attack ot the grip. The deceased was born in Darke county, bat came to this county when a young man. In 1868 he was wedded to Dora Byrley, who, with six children, survives him. The surviving children are Gurfney and William Piatt and Mesdames Rosa Woods, Ethel Adams, of Lima; Delia Tremp, of Celina, and Martha White, of Durbm. Funeral services were held at the Swamp College church Tuesday morn- ng, Rev. Cordier officiating. Interment in the cemetery t ear by. Ralph L. Huffman, aged IS, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Huffman, residing south of Chatta nooga, died suddenly yesterday morn, ing. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. He was In his usual health Wednesday, but hortly after supper be complained of an intense pa'n in his bead which continued un til his death a few hours later. Funeral services will be held Sun day morning at Zlon's Evangelical Lutheran church at Chatanooga. Fear of an epldemlr of small-pox at St. Marys caused the closing, the first of the week, of theatres, lodges, churches, and a prohibition of p utile gatherings.