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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OniO
1ST IMPORTANT HEWS OF WORLD BIQ HAPPENINGS OP THE WEEK CUT TO LAST ANALYSIS. DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN ITEMS Kernels Culled From Event of Mo ment In All Parts of the World Of Interest to All tho People Everywhere. L7. S. Teutonic War News Avlutor Frank Baylies of Now Bod ford, Mass., lias Just shot down his eighth enemy machine, says a dispatch from Purls. Lieutenant Ouorln, the French "uoo," who has 23 victories to his credit, has been wounded in the side. A whole squadron of German sub marines, of a new lurgo type, failed to returu lifter a cruise, uceordlng to in foruiution received in Zurich from a German source. The new typo U-boats are said to bo unsatisfactory. Fulling through the clouds, on Amer ican airplane crushed to earth two kilometers behind the American line In tho Toul sector In France, killing both the pilot and the observer. Two draft calls, aggregating 51,000 men, were sent out by the provost mnr-t-hal general. The men called to the colors will be moved to the enmps from May 20 to 24 and from May 20 to Juno 7, respectively. These calls bring the total number of men sum moned since Mov 1 to 311,000. IT"' Realizing that America nnd the al lies have gained the mastery over the present submarine, Germany Is plan ning new big U-boat cruisers to again assume the advantage in her underwa ter warfare. Announcement of ' the new Gorman scheme is made by Georges Loygues, French minister of marine. In an Interview received , at Washington from France. Maj. Richard Bolles Paddock, re ported as slightly wounded In the U. S. casualties, is a nephew of Gen. Pershing and has been serving on his uncle's staff. He is the son of Gen. 1'iiddnck-, who was killed in the Boxer uprising. The appearance of American Na tional army men on parade in London n roused the enthusiasm of thw papers lis have few events in months. The writers unite In giving unstinted praise to tho appearance of the men, nnd pre dict for them a record of splendid achievement when they reach the front. Brig. Gen. John LeJcune was or dered to France to command the bri gade of United States marines there, succeeding Brig. Gen. Charles A. Doy en invalided home. j Foreign Fighting began at Moscow, Russia, between bolshevik troops arid anarch ists. Tho soviet troops fired at the an archist headquarters. The anarchists replied with grenades nod machine guns. Austrln-IIungnry has made a full surrender to German domination, ac cording to numerous dispatches re ceived In London. Berlin has officially announced an "extension and deepen ing of the alliance between the kaiser's Imperial government and the dual monarchy." A full agreement was reached at a conference between Em peror Charles and the kaiser at Ger man headquarters. King George has written nn auto graph letter of welcome to the Ameri can troops passing through England. A copy of it !n handed to each officer 9nd man upon disembarkation. The first supply was available during Sat urday's inarch of an American regi ment through London. The people of Finland are starving because no food Is reaching that coun try from Germany, according to re ports received at Copenhagen. People pre snid to be dying In the streets of Ilelslngfors and Vilborg. Domestic Federal officials, for the first time, have invoked the provisions of the New sabotnge law to end a strike. As n result 8,000 Chicago teamsters and truck drivers who walked out without notice, returned to work. Neville island, in the Ohio liver near Pittsburgh, was selected by the war department as the site for the great government ordnnnce plant to be built and operated In the Interior. Danish-born citizens of the United States hnve organized the Jacob A. Blis League of Patriotic Service. Its nlin is to bring more effective union in Support of the national war policy, nnd Indirectly to acquaint the fatherland with their activities In behalf of the war. Headquarters will be In Chicago. The Buffalo express, from New York to Chicago, was wrecked at Schodack Landing, N. Y. A fireman was killed, one passenger was mortal ly Injured, and ten other passengers Injured. Estimates made by railroad admin istration officials indicate that nn In crease of at least 25 per cent in freight nnd passenger rates will be necessary this year to meet the higher costs of fuel, wages, equipment and other op erating expenses now set at between $(100,000,000 nnd $750,000,000 more than last year. 1 Duplicating the action of Great Britain, the employment of women In tho workshops of the arsenals of the United States was begun at the Rock Inland arsenal. , 2 DON'T HOLD (WHEAT So great has become tho Euro pean demand for Hour that tho food udmlniatratlon Is uig'ntf farmer not to hold wheat for seeding their next crop except in a few unites where tho period of harvesting winter wheut over laps tho period of planting. While It has been the practice In mtiny communities for farmers to hold over wheat for seed, tho food administration regards It as unnecessary. It is almost be yond belief that In any part of the country the yield from tho next harvest will bo Insumelont to meet nil seed requirements for the succeeding crop. It has never failed In the past; there Is no reason to believe it will now. Secretary McAdoo and Mrs. McAdoo announced the engagement of their daughter, Mrs. Tabor Martin, to Clay ton Piatt, Jr., of Philadelphia. Mrs. Martin is n widow and she lives at Chestnut Hill. Mr. Plutt is lu tho In surance business. The first million tons of ships com pleted and delivered i the United States government under the direction of tho shipping board hnve been put on the high seas to help defeat Ger many. A total of 150 vessels of 1.01S,- 021 tons was completed up to May 11. European War News The Germans nre still of the belief that they will be able to reach the Eng lish channel coast, bar navigation of the waters and bombard southern Eng land, nnd that then It will be ensy to begin peace negotiations, according to nn Interview the Copenhagen Polltiken has had with n prominent member of the relchstag. Ho added that tho of fensive proved n failure owing to heavy losses. Germany had lost in killed, wounded, and made prisoner 3,000,000 men, he said. British troops after capturing KIs put In Mesopotamia pursued tho Turks 20 miles to the northward, says nn official statement issued by the Lon don war office. Lieutenant Gelgol, a star Bavarian airman, has been killed on the west ern front, according to the Cologne Gazette. He was credited with 15 aerial victories In France. Gen. Maurice, former director of British military operations, has been retired by the army council. It wns officially announced In London. The council considered Maurice's explana tion of the breach of regulations he committed by writing and causing pub lication of the letters questioning the veracity of Premier Lloyd George and Chaucellor of the Exchequer Bonar Law and decided he should be placed at once on retired pay. Fourteen tons of bombs were dropped by British nvlators on Teron ne, Bapaume, Shlelt, Doual, Zeebrugge ad the Bruges docks. Field Marshal Halg reported to London. Eight air planes were shot down. One of the most daring and magnifi cent bits of work ever done by British battleplanes was carried out In France when two English machines fought 20 German scouts to a standstill, destroy ing eight of the enemy nnd forcing several others to abandon the conflict because they had been so badly shot up. The British machines returned safely. Personal James Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the New York Herald, the Evening Telegram nnd tho Paris edition of the New York Herald, died at his villa in southern France. He was born In New York May, 1S41. John Grass, chief of all the Sioux Indians, died at Fort Yates, N. D. Chief Grass was seventy-nine years old. Judge C. C. Kohlsant of the United States court of appeals died at Chicago of cerebral hemorrhage. He was a brother of H. IT. Kohlsaat. Washington The long fight in congress over the Overman bill, empowering the presi dent to reorganize government depart ments and agencies, ended with pas sage of the measure unamended by the house. It goes to President Wilson for his signature. The vote was 205 to 2, Representatives Sterling of Illi nois nnd Gillett of Massachusetts, both Republicans, casting the only negative votes. All platinum held by refiners, some Importers, manufacturing Jewelers and large dealers has been commnndeered by the United States government. The price fixed Is $105 per troy ounce. President Wilson informed his ad visers in the senate that he will not oppose a thorough Inquiry into the air craft situation by the senate commit tee on military affairs. At the same time he insisted that the investigation should stop there. Final steps toward completion of legislation nmonding the selective serv ice law were taken by congress. A complete agreement was reached by senate and house conferees on the bill extending the law to youths at taining their majority since last June. Details of the latest demands on Russia by Germany were received at Washington from Swedish sources. Russia has been asked to give up Mos cow, cease arming troops and to dis solve all recently formed units. Investigation by the federal trade commission of the production and sup ply of agricultural Implements and of the prices farmers nre compelled to pay for machinery is authorized in a resolution Introduced by Senator Thompson of Kansas and adopted by the senate. women -nsr FARMERS UM$s0m EN 5 LAMP i Outdoor Life Appeals Stronglu to Girls From Factories and Shops By HELEN H. HOFFMAN. London. "Are your girls working on the land, to?" This Is a familiar question put by tho girl farmer of England, whenever she chances to meet a visitor from tho States. Tho question Is a natural one, too, for tho English girl will tell you that she has heard much of tho American woman's enterprises and that when the American woman undertakes a piece of work she Is certain to make a success of it, and therefore she is in terested in following her progress. All over England today members of the Woman's Land army are busy plowing up the land, putting In crops and getting ready lor the season's drive for Increased food production. This work has met with a growing popularity among women, as the workers become better acquainted with the many phases of their new oc cupation, until this year, it Is estimat ed, the number of women employed In farming, dairying and gardening will be almost twice that of hist year. Women engaged In farm work today In England are drawn from all walks of life, from the woman of wealth and title to tin; former factory girl. The latter likes the change of occupation and insists upon ever remaining a farmer. Will the American woman take up this life with a serious intention of continuing it as many English girls have done, or will it hi; a temporary utilization of forces to moot a war time demand? Those are frequent questions put by the English women. Perhaps the American girl can tell better after she has experienced one or two seasons on the land, as her English sisters have done. To those who have watched the progress of women farmers In Eng land one fact stands out prominently. Of the innumerable occupations In which women have engaged In the warring countries, particularly iu Eng land, none make for a healthier, hap pier life than that of the woman farm hand. There are statistics abundant to prove this. For thousands of these girls this life means, "once a farmer, always a farmer." Most common are such remarks from the girls who have been living healthful, out-of-door lives: "Oh, I could never live within the close walls of a factory or shop again." Here In the beautiful English coun try there are change, independence and a wholesome environment, which make a mighty appeal to the normal woman. Not only has gardening been taken up by thousands of girls for the liveli hood it gives them, but hundreds of women of small homes are, for the first time in their lives, this spring turning over the earth and planting gardens. Where their own homes do not furnish enough land for the pur pose, these women have leased small strips of land from 1 lie government for a very small amount and are enjoying their first experience in country life. Offers of land from huge land own ers to the government have been ac cepted in many instances, and these large tracts have been divided into small plots. Scores of others have turned over large vacant plots to the government to be parcelled out to fam ilies. As a result women of all classes and degrees are taking advantage of these arrangements to have gardens of their own this year. Among the most en thusiastic women workers nre the owners of largo estates, who are not only carrying on intensive fanning on their vast cares but are serving on various county and district commit tees of the board of agriculture In as sisting women employed on the farms In their neighborhoods. These committees have done splen did work in trying to make the life of the farm girl more attractive, and fur nishing a bit of social diversion. In many cases these women of wealth, who employ large numbers of girls, have fitted up beautiful clubhouses on their estates, where dances and enter tainments are given at intervals. They BITS OF INFORMATION Philadelphia and Boston have free schools for radio operators. The president of the British National Union of Manufacturers said the recent Yl3 per cent bonus to munition work ers is costing the country 140,000,000 yearly. For shipping perishable goods long distances a Russian has invented an artificial Ice, made by freezing solu tions of salt at various degrees of con centration. Of barnyard fowls, ducks nnd geese live longest. There is said to be in Scotland a gander that is now slsty elx years old. Thibet is controlled virtually by the natives, who are a branch of the Mon gol race, tho Chinese government look ing after foreign relations nnd main taining small garrisons of Chinese troops. The cloth clippings for filling the fracture pillows for the army hos pitals are now cut by machines In one eighth the time formerly required by the women of tho country, who have undertaken the work. 4 Mum IVlv-v lie ;W Met L'A Iji i k atHITt- 7 rS -o? I "V have also provided attractive barracks for the use of the girls when their day's work Is done. In other Instances, where tho farms are not so largo, and the distances are not so grout, these committees have been the means of inaugurating a cen tral clubhouse for the girls of a dis trict. Here, girls employed on tho va rious farms in the district' nre able to meet for an evening or Sunday after noon chat, a cup of tea, or to listen to the music of a grnphophone, and In this way loneliness that dreaded bug aboo of the farmhand has been re moved. As girls learn of those arrangements that have been made for their com fort, slowly the old prejudice againat farm life dies out. At the same time tho men and wom en in charge of the work of Increasing this interest throughout tho country speak enthusiastically of the change that has come over tho farmer. Gen erally speaking, the old prejudice of the average English farmer against employing women for general work, Is j gradually giving way before the great army of efficient women workers. The farmer now not only writes let ters to the board of agriculture and the committees through whom ho en gaged the girls, commending their work in the highest terms, but tho ad miration of the farmer for these con scientious, adaptable, light-hearted workers has led In a great number of cases to his marrying a girl farmhand, which Is, of course, the highest compli ment he can pay her. While girls have proven their efl cioncy in all departments of farm work, from operating a motorplow to weeding and haying, one thing in which they have excelled is In taking care of the stock. The farmers have been quick to realize this. It hps been woman's natural work to care for children, so why shouldn't she be especially adapted to looking after the pets of the barnyard? As tho numbers of the land army have grown to thousands, the commit tee of women, under the board of agri culture which has this work In liana Is constantly lnfrodueing new Ideas. For instance, traveling Inspectors visit the district committees, and often the girls themselves, and thus the giWs may keep in touch with the land army organization. Examinations are hell nt various periods of the year and any ambitious girl who has devoted hen time to specializing in a certain kind of work, such as dairying, gardening or poultry raising, mny enter the ex aminations. Her efficiency is record ed with the committee, and she is given the first opportunity that is open for her services, with the increased In 1C50 New York City, then New Amsterdam and ruled by the Dutch, had 1,000 inhabitants, 120 houses and 17 streets. For shipping perlshnble goods long distances a Russian has invented an artificial ice, made by freezing solu tions of salt at various degrees of con centration. A resident of Venezuela has applied for a patent In that country upon a new dry process for recovering tan ning extracts from the fruit of the dlvi-divi plant. Bird's Protective Coloring. An illustration of protective colora tion, according to William C. Scully, writing in the Atlantic Monthly, is found in the case of the African des ert. The mule bird shares with the hen the duty of sitting on the nest, which is simply a depression in the desert sand. Mr. Scully, describing a night Jour ney through tho desert for the purpose of studying the birds, says that Just as the east begins to grow pnllld "the black, nioundllks body of the sitting wages that arc paid experienced farm hands. Another recent Innovation, which furnishes the gifts a medium for Interchange of Ideas and gives tt.i.m tho oppor tunity of keeping In touch with the whole movement, Is a little magn sclne published for their benefit, by the central committee. The magazine contains interest:- I ing letters from the girls them selves, articles of general interest and illustrated stories of the work of tho land army. That the experience of these girls will give a strong Impetus to the "back to the farm" movement Is already shown in innumerable little ways. Many of tho girls are planning, when their soldier boys, to whom they are engaged, return homo, to settle on a little farm, and many women whose husbands are doing their bit at the front have declared their Intention of talcing up farm work permanently when tho men return. Many inquiries have come to the committees from. young women, who have expressed a desire to continue farming in one of England's colonies sifter the war, and the government has been asked what, If any, arrangements have been made to meet this request. In answer to such n request the fol lowing appeared in a recent number of the official farm magazine: "Nothing very definite can be done in this matter until after the war; but a register is being prepared at head- quarters of the names, addresses and qualifications of those girls wtio wish to take up tills work. When the war Is over the various colonial govern ments will be approached with a view to obtaining special facilities in the colonies for all the girls whose names are on this register." So, no longer is there a question as to farm work for women being fin ac cepted or recognized occupation. The woman farmer of England has come to stay. Will the American woman fol low her example? Cow Climbs Barn Stairs. A cow of Chinook, Wash., belonging to Dave Williams, which has long held the championship for breaking into neighbors' yards In defiance of all spe cially designed gates and locks, has won n now distinction. Going Into the fnm'.ly barn the other day, Mrs. Herman Johnson heard heavy footsteps In th-3 liny mow above. Investigation showed this cow con tentedly munching a bale of alfalfa hay. The stairs leading to the loft are at an angle of about eighty de grees, and how the cow managed to negotiate them was a puzzle. Calling the men, a parley ensued, as to how the cow was to be lowered. Whllo plans for rigging a derrick were being discussed, the cow walked down tho steps in defiance of all laws of gravi tation. To prevent the cow from repenting this spoctncular performance a heavy piece of timber was nailfd across tho bottom of the steps, but the next day the cow was discovered in the loft again, having wrenched out the largo spikes that held the barrier. Scientists state that a flowering plant abstrncts from the soil 200 times Its own weight In water during Its life. Edward S. Sargent, nge sixty of Chelsea, Mass., was the conductor on the first electric car in the Chelsea division, and has the envinble distinc tion of never having missed his car. The pink boll worm, the worst en emy known to the cotton crop of In dia, probably originntd there. Later it was found in Burma, Ceylon, Egypt and in ulmost every other cotton dis trict on the globe. cock becomes visible. He lies as still as a rock, with his long, snakelike neck stretched straight forward on the sand, his wings and tail spread tent wise over the raised margin of the nest. The white plumes are almost completely hidden under the drooping fringe of black feathers. The cock, being Jet block, cannot be seen at night ; the hen, who sits thrpughout tho greater part of the day, Is more or less tho color of the desert sand. Sho thus attains a malraum of Invlulbillty while ou the nest." Livej of 482 Ohio chlldron under S yearl td were sacrificed during reb ruary to 10 diseases which aro chi8od as preventable, says a statement from the division of child hygiene of the state deiartmeut of health. William H. Hutchinson, 85, farmer near Lisbon, detqiondont beeaaso o!" poor health, committed suicide by hanging. Richard C. McCalla of Toledo, stir dont aviator, was burned to death when his airplane fell on Santa K"Ba Island, Florida. Owlet Harry J. Myers of Bucyrus was killed 1n an airplane accident at Fort Worth. Tex. Governor Cox, called on by repre sentatives of Ohio boards of educa tlon, said that there will be no sp da (session of the legislature, except, for purely war emergency quo'itions, If such should f.rlae. The educational men asked for a special session to provide more adequate finances for Ohio schools. Twenty prisoners escaped from To ledo nouse of correction by mnklns a chain from old bed springs. High school students at t'ol.imbus Grrve carried all Herman books to the renter or town and burled them. Alleging that fumes from sulphuric acid impaired his health, destroyed his crops and killed his live stock, Horatio Atoheson, Franklin county farmer, sued the American Fertilizer company, whose plant la neir nls farm, for $135,000 damages. Toledo streetcar men voted not t strllce. They will accept tho com pany offer to Increase wages 8 cents an hour Instead of 10 cents, as tho men demanded. Chnraed with disloyalty, Archlhold T. Yoder, a llsliop In tho Mennonlto church, wi's arretted at Spring I If 11. Champaign comity. A number rf buildings at Coney Is land, a summer resort near Cincin nati, were burned, entailing a loss of STS.ono. When a new automobile, owned by C. E. Gv.lnn of Columbus, skidded und turned o or near Chilil?oiho, Gwlnn and three companions, two women and a man, were pinned un derneath. Cw!nn sustained two broken ribs and was hurt internally. Cincinnati pclics ure probing tho death of a woman who registered at a hotel R.s .Mrs. Gertrude Sprail, 'JJO. and who died as the result cf poison ing. Seventeen hundred employes cf the Toledo Shipbuilding company, who (.truck, returned to work upon the company's promise to readjust wages and working conditions. Max lioiionberger of Yqungstown was sentenced to 10 years in the At lanta pen In the federal court. He was cenvkted of using mails to de Ira ud. Six thousand copies of the "Fii: Ished Mystery," by Pastor Russell, a book banned by the government, and "0,000 copies of tho third edition of Kingdom News, also ere'er the ban were confiscated by federal officers at Columbus. Dr. Eugene Bishop was found dead on the road r.oar his home at Wells-t-m. Heart disease is given as the cause. Two hundred-barrel oil well as struck on the Hay den farm, near Junction City, Perry county, by the Southern Oil company. Harry Martin, 34. son of David Mar tin, Columbus grocer, was found dead in his icom at Mt. Gilead. An over dose of a dreg used for co'ds is thought to have caused death. Ceoree Stromer fell 100 feet In n hydro-airplane at Salem and was seri ously injured. He was making an ex perimental flight. Norwalk's municipal Iic;ht plant, e3 lablished p. year ago, bas paid all op erating expenses and made enough money to enable it to expend $14,000 for new equipment Tv.o hundred striking cnrper.ters returned to work at Alliance when they were granted demands for wage increase from 55 to 70 cents an hour. Two trat tkm cars on the Cleveland. Allianto and Mahoning Vallev line collided head-on at Limaville," Injur- Ing seven porson3. Motorman Hay ot Alllance sustained injuries to his back. Others who were badly cut and bruised are W. H. Nelson of Alliance, E. Edward3 and D. R. Hawk of Ba venna, Jacob Regis and W. E. Kes Eer of Atwater. Body of a well dressed young wom an with eight knife wounds in the head and lace and a dog chain around the neck, was found in the Maumee river at Toledo. Joseph Zanbetto, a minor, was ar rested at Cambridge, charged with the murder of Tony Chlppbiin and Sam Spine at Swayesvllle, Pa., iu July, 1913. Ten graduates received degrees nt the Xenia United Presbyterian Theo logical seminary. A jury ha? been secured at Titlln for the second trial of Walter O. Big bam of Attica, on the charge of wife murder. The first trial ended in the Jury disagreeing. Columbus city council passed ordi nances closing saloons at 10 p. m., putting wlnerooms under the ban and prohibiting employment of women in places where liquor Is sold. Saloon interests are preparing a referendum. One hundred and fifteen rhee1,) were drowned in high water from Mill creek on the pasture land of J. It. Wile, near Marysvillo. Jacob Theiss, superintendent of the Butler county infirmary, was indicted at. Hamilton on five counts, charging him with tho embezzlement of money derived from the sale of products from the county's poor farm. Arnold & Schoilderer, Marysville, received $455, for two steers, the high est price ever paid In Union county. John iShaner, Niles, was. killed when his auto was struck by interur ban car. Michele DeAgrumo, 36, and an uni dentified man were shot and killed on the street at Cleveland by an un known person who escaped. Harry Whetzel, 24, Lancaster, com mitted suicide by drinking poison. He 'is said to have been worried beoause the draft board placed him in Class 1. Kenton chambor of commerce plans a new $100,000 building. Mere t!:a i Jl.COO wo was stolen from the J. Wu h cum t&ny's ttore, Tolodc. A wholesale delivery of prl.ontrs from the Cleveland weikhoue wns frir.t-nted anil at Urn s.imo time 15 Hlael.erti ore In solitary conllneriont hecawo f mutiny, In which they refured to wrrk Theft of 2,000 worth of clothing and more than 1 100 In cash and btamus from tho Gelgerman-MalDne company's store, Cleveland, was re ported to the police. Fire destroyed tho Clifford theater, Urbami. Los $75,000. Police quelled a race clash at Mas slllon between 400 Iloumnnlaus and an equal number of Greeks. Oladya Penink, 2, Mt. Vernon, d'Od In her mothers arms after bavins been run over by an auto na her father backed It from a garage. Burins a quarrel over money mat ters at their farm home near Kant Liverpool, Amos liurson, 24, was shot and killed by his brother, Clarence, who then attempted to escape. He was captured and lodged in at Lisbon. G. A. Ott, father of William Ott, mayor of Bucvms, fill from a step ladder and destroyed tho sight of his left eye. ' State draft headquarters announc ed that tho registration of young men who have become 21 years of ag sine J-.ine 5 list will bo In the hands of local draft board members. Joslah Catrow, 83, former supremo representative of the Knights of Py thias and grand chancellor of state In 1001 and 1902, died at Springfield. Four Ohio' cities and two counties, en ncconnt of their large number of enlistments and voluntary Inductions since July 1, list year, escape the draft entirely, so far as the big move ment of selects, May 2.", is concerned. Tho cities and their number of en listments are: Lima, 2(!3; Hamilton. ITS; Springfield. 433, and Zancsvllle, 57. T!:o counties and their enlist ments are: Muskingum, 1Si, and Washington. 2"6. Lima "vigilance corps," composed of business men, visited the homes of three alleged pro-Germans and warn ed them to "keep silent." Several thousand factories, repre senting an Investment of hundreds of millions of dollars, were organized into the war industrial commission of the Cleveland district, as a single pdustrial unit for war work. State board of control deferred ac tion on the request of Ohio State university trustees for a transfer of J85.000 to tho women's building fund. Arthur A. Lesdy, Newark bov, who enlisted In the navy a3 a mechanic, lost a brother. Arch Leedy, when the warship Jacob Jones was torpedoed. Samuel Kicks, C6, Prospect, drown ed hinisell in a pool near Rirhwocd. Coroner said worry over loss of a milk route unbalanced his mind. I.ieutonant Georgo Sherman, 27, killed at Fort Sill In an airplane acci dent, was a graduate of Ohio univer sity, 1014, and a crack football and basketball player. He was an Athens man and a coal operator. Four Lancaster soldiers were wounded in action on the French front: Captain Otto T. Kindler, Lieu tenant William Belhcrn, Private Her bert Shipley and Private Daniel Stout. J. W. Zcrger, cashier of tho First National bank at Lewisvllle. Monroe county, was seriously hurt In a gaa explosion when he lighted a gas jet In tho bank vault. At Portsmouth Absalom Bishop, 74, shot and killed his son, Simon Bish op. 44, who attacked the elder man with a knife. The father was ex onerated. Clement Schetles, 73, Tiffin, died of pneumonia while the body of his wife was being borne to the cemetery for burial.' Grover lilgen, Springfield, wa.i elected president oi the Luther Leasuo cf Ohio. At Lancaster Public Service Direc tor C. F. Justus , removed John M. King, waterworks superintendent, irom ofiice, specifying charges of in competency and malfeasance. A. E. Kinsey, 30, brakeman, Ken ton, was crushed to death while mak ing a coiiplin--' f Cincinnati, Findlay and Fort Wayne railroad will cease operation May 18. Cincinnati police have Instituted a campaign against loafers. "Every body works" is their slogan. Eighteen Wood county farmers were fined for mobbing John Hennlng of Itake township and Herman Mel cher cf Webster township, two Ger mans '.suspected of disloyalty. Lightning caused a fire at the Buck eye pump station at Gore, near Shaw nee, In which three 1,200-barrel tanks and 1,000 barrels of oil wore de stroyed. Fire at Cleveland damaged the plant of the Great Western OU com anpy to the extent of $250,000. Cash deposits in the United States treasury for April sales of war sav ings and thrift stamps In Ohio wad 6,477,730, a gain of $2,012,697 over March. Oscar Coe and Ralph Hostetter were injured probably fatally when their auto hit a telephone pole. Boy members of LaRue high school graduating class wore military-cut fcults and the girls Red Cross nurse uniforms. Good Samaritan and Providence hospitals at Sandusky were bequeath ed the bulk of the estate of Miss Mina Rltter in her will. V. C. Harr, 70, Fostoria, was seri ously Injured when he was knocked down by a bicyclist. Colonel James D. Ellison, 73, for mer owner cf the State Journal, died at Columbus after an illness of nearly a year. He had large real estate holdings. State council of Ohio Red Men, at tho ' opening session at Canton, un-' furled a service flag containing 495 stars. State administration board an nounced it will not permit inmates of state penal Institutions to aid in municipal work. Lowe Cloud, 60, operating a flour ing mill at Vinton, Gallia county, was instantly killed by being caught in the machinery. Two hours after he had entered the employ of the Solar refinery at Lima. Edward R. Marquart, 26, fell into a lake near the plant and was drowned.