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THE CF.IJNA DEMOCRAT
BREWERS OF OHIO GIVEN HARD JOLT Through Suspension of German American Alliance. WILL HELP MAKE STATE DRY With the Alliance Compelled to D'r band Became of Disloyal Tendency and With Brewers Largely the Financial Backer of the Alliance, Observers Believe the Voters of the State Will Make Clean Sweep of the Entire Liquor Traffic t the November Election. Columbus. Ohio. Observers of vents, wets as well as drys, are of the opinion that Ohio brewers and the wet cause in this state were dealt Mu, from which they cannot re cover when the Ohio Anti-Saloon League forced the German-American Alliance of Cincinnati to give up its charter on the ground that the or ganization was disloyal to the gov ernment Ever since the war begin, the German-American Alliance has been un der suspicion and this suspicion grew as the testimony given before the United States Senate Judiciary Com mittee on the resolution to revoke the charter of the National German American Alliance filtered through the press. However, suspicion became a reality when the Ohio Anti-Saloon League dug up and published the charter of the German-American Alli ance, of Cincinnati, granted by the state. The full purposes of the or ganisation are set forth in the fol lowing: "To maintain and defend German ideals; to urge the teaching of the German language in the public schools; to assist in keeping public schools out of politics; to oppose un reasonable restrictions on desirable immigration; to favor the repeal of such statutes which are antagonistic to modern progressive thought and which abridge personal liberty; to par ticipate in movements affecting the public welfare, and to accomplish these ends we will adopt all such measures as to the Alliance appear reasonable and right; to try to influ ence public thought, political conven tions, political elections and appoint ments through speech, press and other honorable methods. The Alliance should be non-sectarian and non-partisan. Its membership shall be com posed of German-Americans, and such others as the constitution and by-laws may provide." Then the Ohio Anti-Saloon League asked the Attorney General to begin ouster proceedings, but before this could be done, the Alliance virtually entered a plea of guilty to the charges of disloyalty, by dissolving the incor poration. The developments in the case con stitute a body blow to tha brewers. OHIO DRUGGISTS WILL HELP Volunteer in Body as Special Recruit, ing Agents for New American Merchant Marine. ' Cleveland, Ohio. Druggists to the number of 289 have volunteered In a body for war duty us special recruit ing agents for the new American Mer chant Marine, it is announced here by United States Shipping Board Re cruiting Service. Each will serve the United States Shipping Board at $1 a year, and will open a recruiting station athls store, where American citizens, between 21 and 80, may apply for training on a squadron of training ships maintained by the Shipping Board, for the drill ing of crews for the new national car go fleets. These 289 druggists volunteered for ihis patriotic service through a trade ergunizntion of national scope, head ed by Louis K. Liggett of Boston, which has pledged its members to work for the Merchant Marine. Of the stores controlled by these allied druggists, 6,854 are In the United States. Recruiting stations for the Mer chant Marine will thus be established In 6,395 cities and towns, represent ing every state In the Union. The swearing In of druggists as recruiting agents was begun In New England, where 500 have taken the oath of of fice. In a trade convention In Boston more than 200 stood up in one group and took the oath. The recruiting work will begin in this State with a drive for firemen, oilers and water-tenders, who will be given a special course In training at an engineering school In Chicago be fore being forwarded to an Atlantic port fur special sea training on a U. S. Shipping Board training ship. Fol lowing this, the ma selected will serve In crews of merchant vessels in the Atlantic trade. Men will also be accepted at the Ohio drug-store recruiting stations of the Shipping Board for training as sailors, coal-passers, cooks and wait ers, and will be sent direct from their home towns to Boston, where they will Join the training squadron oft the Merchant Marine, at $30 a month training pay. Laer they will receive much higher wages. The government will reimburse the men accepted for their railroad fare to Boston. Thre Is a drug-store recruiting sta tion for the Merchant Marine In near ly every large city and town In Ohio. Cleveland has 10. Men who apply for this service at any of the state free employment agencies will be sent to the drug-store enrolling stations for physical examination and forwarding to the point where they will be trained. An apprentice who chooses the en gine room branch of the service may advance, from fireman to oiler or wa ter tender, and after two years' serv ice become eligible for a license as third n'sl.stiint i-nidnerr. The iierman-Amerlcan Alliance wu largely financed by the brewers, and hod been active for the wets in every cumpaign. From evidence now in possession of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the brewers financed the Alliance with hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the Alliance, in turn, paid large sums to Bernstorff and Dr Demberg for use in German propa ganda work. Thut the whole explosion will help materially to muke Ohio dry this year 1M the general belief. TJie Ohio Brew era' Association sees tho ground slip ping from under it, and is yelling lus tily in an effort to make the public believe ita members are patriotic. In view of the brewers' close relationship with the Gorman-American Alliance, me puunc refuses to be convinced. BEER PRODUCTION SLUMPS Big Decrease Month After Month as Reported From Washington. Washington, D. C. According to me otiirial report of the internal rev enue .bureau, the number of barrels of beor sold in the United States in the several months of the present fiscal year, compared with the previous one, was as lol lows: 1916 July 6,88!),2!)3 Aug 7,137,132 Sept 5,453.469 Oct 4,84!.077 Nov 4,474,!).riO Dec 4,487,910 1917 Jan 4,009,0fj6 1917 Decrease 6,013,926 875,367 6,273,990 4,483,351 3,921,874 3,743,252 3,683,206 1918 863,142 970,118 927,203 731,698 804,704 Decrease 3,148,400 860,666 Total.,37,300,897 81,267,999 6,032,898 It will be seen that each month showed a decrease of hundreds of thousands of barrels. Li fact, the de crease in any one month did not fall below 730,000 barrels, and ranged from that figure to 970,000 barrels. This decrease is enormous and ia ex ceedingly disconcerting to the brewers. Summit County Drys. Akron, Ohio Last year Summit was the banner dry county of the state. The drys had a majority of 4,216. Even the great industrial city of Akron gave a majority for the Prohibition amendment. This vear Summit County expects her dry ma jority to ovortop the 5,000 mark. La bor dominates in Akron, and labor there, as elsewhere, realizes that liquor is its enemy. Four Mangled at Crossing. Cincinnati, May 15. Charles R. McKay, consulting engineer, and hla wife, were Instantly killed and their two youngest children, Jane, 12, and Charlie, 8, injured seriously, when their automobile was demolished by a train at a streetcar crossing here. Removes City Official. Lancaster, O., May 15. Public Ser vice Director C. F. Justus removed John M. King, waterworks superin tendent, from office, specifying charges of incompetency and mal feasance. Kin? declared he would tight the charges. New State Librarian. Columbus, May 11. John Henry Newman, Columbus, former state li brarian and fire marshal, again was named librarian to succeed C. B. Gal breath, Republican. Toe position l ays $3,000. AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE Service on U. S. Ships as Important as Service In the Trenches, Says Official. Simultaneously with the inaugura tion of a nation-wide recruiting cam paign for officers and men for the American Merchant Marine, the United States shipping board will Impress upon local exemption boards the need of granting exemption to all men known to be mariners, and to all vol unteers for the United States Shipping Board's training ships. The Shipping Board Is now making a special drive in the states around the Great Lakes to secure men be tween 21 and 30 be specially trained, at nn engineering 'school in Chi cago, as marine firemen, oilers and water tenders, before putting them on training ships at Boston for special drill at sea. It will also accept men to be trained us sudors, coal passers, cooks and waiters (niessmenj. In the case of the men sent to Chi cago for training their exemption will begin on their arrival at the school. Exemption of the others will begin as soon as They are received on a training ship of the United States Shipping Board. It will continue In both cases as long as the men remain In the Mer chant Marine. Such exemption Is pro vided for in a recent regulation. "Service, on merchant ship in the present emergency takes the place of military duty and is fully as Important as service In the trenches," says' W. M. Thompson, Field Agent of the United States Shipping Board Recruit ing Sen-ice, now in this section. The Shipping Board also wants to hear direct from experienced men who can serve as officers. SEEK MEN FOR SEA SERVICE It is a far cry from firing a station ary boiler in on Inland town to helping drive a fast freighter laden with a million dollar cargo through the sub marine zone, but that is the prospect held' out to firemen by the United States Shipping Board, which is seek ing men for the new Merchant Marine. Several thousand young firemen are wanted for special training as marine firemen, oilers and water-tenders at a special course given by the Shipping Board at a Chicago school of engineer ing. The service they are wanted for Is vital. After special training at Chi cago the men wllUbe sent east at gov ernment expense for sea training as apprentices on a government training ship, before going into actual service. They will be exempted frem the draft. After a brief, Intensive course of sea training, on pay, the apprentice will be put Into the crew of modern merchant ship at regular pay, which Is high. After two years he will be eligible to take examinations to enter a free government marine engineering school, of which the Shipping Board conducts several, and there fit himself ut the expense of the government to become a licensed officer In tho world's best-paid merchant service. s Hv A m J.m w ' I f'-l ik ;a v,v, Of Them We Ask Their Lives; Of You Only Money THERE is only one way to give to the Red Cross- give till your heart says stop. A little contribution is only a salve to pride. This is not to say that contributions of only one dollar, or even of only one nickel, are not desired and needed. They are! For. you to give $5 when you can give $25 for you to give $25 when you can give $100, or to give $100 when you can give $500 is to dodge the heaviest obligation that this war has laid upon you. Remember, this is not a charity: this is a duty. No man can tell you how much you ought to give." Except this: that "Over There" the need is so great that only by cutting to the quick, only by giving all that you think you can give and then more only by giv ing not a little of your excess but much, of It only by taking i'roin your own nhildrnn nd from your wife and Every cent given to Red Cross War Fund goe. lot War Kellef. The American Red Cross Is the largest anu inoai efficient organization for tha relief of suffering thai the world has ever seen. It is made up almost entirely of volunteer work ers, 10,000,000 unselfish Americans. It is today bringing relief to suffering humanity, both military and civil, in every war-torn Allied country. It is there to help our soldier boys in time of need. J To WEEKLY WAR REVIEW (ContmueO from First Page) turiuiib to the Germans. DlspaAches announce a growing anti-German sen timent, because of the repressive measures of the Teutons. To meet this, additional German troops are being sent to the disturbed region, the western front being drawn upon for cavalry. May 14 Georges Leygues, French minister of marine, announced In the chamber of deputies that sinkings of merchantmen by enemy submarines have fallen off to the point where new construction is exceeding de struction, and that destruction of sub marines now is exoeedlng their con struction. He added that Germany is planning a new series of big U-boat cruisers. May 15 South of Albert, the Ger mans delivered an attack against the British on a front of nearly a mile and at one point penetrated a British position. The Australians in a coun ter attack recaptured the ground. The enemy In an attack against the French gained a foothold on Hill 44. north of Mount Kemmel, in the Ypres sector. The Germans, through the capture of Rostov-on-Don, have gained control of the Caucasus. Ed McKirnan, of Bluffton, Ind., and Frank McKirnan, of Findlay, spent Sunday in this city, the guests, of their mother, Mrs. Julia McKirnan. I 2 When your head aches, it is usually caused by your liver or stomach getting out of order. These "sick headaches" quickly disappear as soon as the stomach is relieved of its bilious contents. Right your stomach and regulate and tone the liver with Beecham's Pills, which rapidly improve conditions and promptly Help Headache Directions of Special Value to Women ere with Every Bos. Sold by druggists throughout tha world. In boxet, 10c, 25c What Will You Do To Help? Red Cross 2nd War Fund May 20-27 By helping the starving women and children in the mined districts of France and Italy it performs a distinctly military service. A soldier who knows thut Red Cross is helping his family fights with renewed spirit. Thus does Red Cross help to win the war. Congress authorizes it. President Wilson heads it The War Deplirtiiieiu audits its accounts. Your Army, your Navy, and your Allies enthusi astically endorse it. Twenty-two million Americans have Joined it Help Win The War THE CELINA DEMOCRAT The eviilence in the Ivii'lwig Ait vs. Ailini Alt case, heard before Ju!),re Blacksley this week i:i the Common Pleas Court, was concluded Wednesday. Arguments will be heard this afternoon. Judgment in the amount of Sill. 16 was awarded plaintiff in the case of Pond vs. Komer, heard in the Common Pleas Court this week. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Howick are entort'ilnlng a no boy at their home. Born Sunday. Bculah Highley, the little daugh ter of Mr. r.nd Mrs. James Highley, who was opcruted upon at the Otis hospital a few weeks ago has so fr recovered that she was able to be take home this week IN CUPID'S DOMAIN Miss Iiva Briguer, of Ft. Recovery, and Glen Teeters, of Portland, Ind., were united in marriage at the Hope well Evangelical church on the 9th inst., the pastor, Rev. John Reece, performing the service. MARRIAGE LICENSES Elmer Hansharge'-, aged 21 years, clerk, Ansonia, (J., and Miss Inez Ar nold, aged 20 years, housekeor, of Bur kettsville. Earl E. Silvery, aged 27 years, ship- niniy clerk Mnnrii Ind.. and Miss Mav Belle Kjser as,ed 18 years, housekeeper, Celina. ":T7 W If i from yourself, can the needa of the men who are fighting for you and the needs of the children of the men who have died for you be met Millions of loyal Americans will pledge a part of each month's earn ings during, June, July, August and Sept. $100,000,000 must be raised. I MAY INCREASE RAIL RATES 25 PER GENT Freight and Passenger Fares - About to Be Advanced. Washington, May 14. Estilmates made by railroad administration offi cials Indicate that an Increase of at least 25 per cent in freight and pas senger rates will be necessary this year to meet the hlher costs of fuel, wages, equipment and other operat ing expenses, now set at between $600,000,000 and $750,000,000 more than last year. Recommendation that rates be rais ed by approximately this percentage has been made to Director General McAdcc by his advisers. He is ex pected to act within the next six weeks, and to put increases into ef fect immediately. Shippers will be permitted to appeal to the interstate commerce commission under the rail roads act, and final decision will be with President Wilson. Such an increase as Is proposed will be the biggest In the history of American railways, as the percentage is larger than any ever sought by the railways under private management and would apply alike to the entire country. Both class and commodity schedules would be affected. Rate experts of the Interstate -com. merce commission and railroad ad ministration now are at work on new schedules. .Industry and commer cial interests will be subject to the same degree of rate competition as at present. Passenger fares would be raised under the plan suggested to about 3 cents a mile, from the ex isting general rate of a little lest than 2 cents. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Bechdolt and Mrs. Romeo Deltsch, of Detroit, are here for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Ocitsch. Mr. Bechdolt has been called for service and 's preparing to leavd for camp. , Rev. Harlan Feeman, president of the Adrian (ich.) college, spent a day last week with his father, Veteran H. 1J. Feeman, residing near this city. He has been on a lecture tour of Ohio and Indiana and was on his way to Zam Rville. Cincinnati Dally Post and The Demo crat, both on year, $3.60. HOME CANIJERS CAN GET SUGAR Certificate Plan Adopted to Supply Needs For Com ing Harvest OFFICIAL FOOD NEWS sued by Fred C. Croxton, Federal Food Administrator For Ohio. SUGAR CERTIFICATE FOR HOUSEHOLDS I hereby declare to the United States Food Adminis tration that I desire to pur chase from (name of retailer) (address of retailer) an amount of pounds of sugar for my use for preserving and canning pur poses only, and that I shall re turn any surplus not used for this purpose. I hereby certify that my total previous pur chases for preserving and can ning this year are pounds and that my total needs for preserving and canning this yer will be approximately pounds. Date (Signed) (Purchaser's name) Street No. "How can I get enough sugar for canning without being considered a hoarder?" This question has frequently been asked recently by patriotic house wives. Fred C. Croxton, Federal Food Ad ministrator for Ohio, answers the question in announcing the plan for meeting the needs of the housewife, who will require additional sugar for preserving and canning. A sugar certificate has been pre pared and supplied to retailers by the County Food Administration Commit tee. By signing one of these certifi cates, estimating the number of pounds of sugar needed for preserva tion and canning and guaranteeing to return any surplus not used for this purpose, the housewife may supply her wants for the canning season. If the grocer does not have a sup ply of certificates, write to the Fed eral Food Administration at Colum bus, and certificates will be sent. The Food Administration will again this year encourage home canning and preserving even to a greater extent than it did last year. To the end that housewives may have an ample supply of sugar, manu facturers using it for non-edible pro ducts have had their supply cut off and less essential industries such as confectioneries and soft drink houses have been put on a limited ration. All manufacturers using sugar are now having their supply alloted to them by the Food Administration. They can enly buy sugar on special certificates issued by the Food Administration. Household sugar certificates will be countersigned by the retailer who sells sugar and turned in to the Food Administration, where they will be closely checked. Housewives are placed on their honor in this plan. Those who abuse the system will bo detected when the canceled certificates are filed with the Food Administration and will be pros ecuted. Hon. and Mrs. W. E. TouVelle were guests of their son, Lieut. Rob ert TouVelle, at Camp Sherman, last Sunday. Help the Red Cross is the slogan of the day. Harry and Ed Grieshop and Ray Bertke are visiting relatives In town CHICKASAW Sill' u2 !tK ' rr " it in-nivjf An Army of 3,000,000. American women find the New Perfection Oil Cook Stove the wcret of do! kitchens in summer. They lout, toast, bake, do all their cooking and put up preserves in cool kitchens. They are (reed from the daily coal-hod-ash-pn drudgery. They get every drop oi kerosene converted into clean, odorless, usable heat by the long blue chimney. And it is ail concentrated on the cooking utensils. They are saving coal, lor the nation. Are you ' Made in 1-2-3-4 burner sizes, with of without cabinet top and oven. Ask your dealer about tha New Perfection Kerosene Water M eater. Use Rayolight Oil Always available, ioezpensive. THE STANDARD OIL COMPANY (An Ohfe Cerporarioa) iiiiiiiffiEHi lOlt CO pit this week. Mis. John Rawers, of Dayton visit ed relatives here, Sunday. The gas line which passed north or Chickasaw was sold to J. F. Am old Co. dealers In oil supplies etc., and Is now being Junked and th wells pulled. X"vlur Holn visited his parents here this week. Esther and Norma WInt, of Dayton vltdted reatlve here a few days thin week. Lewis Bensmaa and wife of Day ton, attended the wedding of the let ters sister. MIhs Catharine Winner was a Day ton visitor, Saturday and Sunday. Quite a number of children have the mumps at present. Mr. Frank Bomhold was In town Wednexday on business. George I loll, of Uew Knoxvllle was In town Thursday on business. Henry Oast and Honry Linneman and Mn. T.innpnmn was at Cellna lant Thursday on business. John Hartlng was at Cellna Thurs day. .! Will Gross was at Cellna, Tuesday. John Kroger and family were at Cellna last Thursday. John Eynk and family were busi ness visitors at Cellna, Thursday. The third quarterly meeting of the Church of God. Cellna Circuit will be held Saturday evening, at 8 p, m, in the Tabernacle In Cellna. All offi cers of 'he four churches are request ed to be present at this meeting, as very Improtant business Is to be transacted at this meeting. OiritCHKH OK JOD ( V. II. Snavely, Pastor) Kalrview Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. Earl Poor, Supt. Christian Endeavor, 8 p. in. Tubor Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. M. M. Vilon, Supt. Junior Christian Endeavor, 3 p. m. Miss Ida Hansel, Supt. Sr. Christian Endeavor 8 p. m. August Hansel, president. I'leaant View Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. Earl Schkucher, Supt. Junior Christian Endeavor, 7:30 :ti. Mrs. Nettle Now. SuDt. Senior Christian Endeavor, 7:30 p. m. John Now, president. Pleaching Service, 8:30 p. m. Mt. Caimel Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. Geo. F. Stoner, Supt. Jr. Christian Endeavor, 3 p. m. Sr. Christian Endeavor, p. m Preaching services 10:30 a. m. LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday school, 9:00 a. m. Mr. W. H. Hecht, Supt. Confessional service, 10:00 a. m. Communion service, 10:30 a. m. Evening service, 8:00 p. m. This is Pentecost Sunday. We commemorate thre outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ on that notable occasion. Come and observe the day with us. CHURCH 'OK GOD (Rev. W. E. Turner, pastor) e Welcome You. Sunday school at 9 a. m.; W. R. Thomas, Supt. Jhnlor Endeavor at 2 p. in.; Mrs. Hess, Supt. Senior Endeavor at 7 p m.; O. C. Swander, president. Pleaching at 8 p. m. by the pastor. Prayer meeting each WJednenday, at 8 p m. Neptune 3und"y srhool at 9:20 a. m.; W. R. Monroe, Supt. Senior Endeavor at 8 p. m. Mrs. J. S. Crow, leader. Preaching service at 11 a. m. by the pastor. Prayer meeting each Thursday ev. ening at 8. Motto: "Forward". STOVES .xia Id CHURCHES ION " "