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$i.5o I THF. P. MOCRAT $1.50 Commencing Monday, July 1, 1918, The Democrat will be jl.30 per year in advance. Do you catch it t Commencing Monday, July 1, 1918, The Democrat will be jl.JO per year Id advance. Do you catch it t established Mar, 1IS. altered at the Cello. ' Me. aet-strlM as scd-sli Mil Mttaf . Volume 23, Number 10 Carlin & Carlin, Publuhert Celina, Ohio, June 14, 1918 Celina Chautuqua July 24 to 28, inclusive. ELINA FRENCH EVACUATE CARLEPONT WOOD LONDON, June 12, The French forces operating on the east bank of the Oiso ltiver south of Jecont Wood and the Germans ward, according to the German official communications Wednea day. Nowhere else along the battle front rnnning from Montdi dir to the region around Noyon advances by the Germans. On the contrary, the latest commu nication shows that the enemy -everywhere has been fully enga ced in attempts to hold back the among them some Americans. HUN PRISONERS REPORT HEAVY LOSSES WITH THE AMERICANS WEST OF MONTDIDIER. June 13. A comparative lull has settled over this sector again and only normal lire is being maintained by the opposing artilleries Americans are actively patrolling constantly alert. Prisoners report heavy losses among German reserve units as a result of our recent heavy bombardments. No change has been made in the enemy divisions opposite our lines lately, ac cording to prisoners. AUSTRIA DECLARED LONDON, June 13. Practically the whole of Austria h'as declared in a state of siege, declared a Central News dispatch from Rome todny, quoting the Messagero. Only a few regions are excepted. EEKLY REVIEW OF WAR During the week the American and French troops participated In actions northwest of Chateau Thierry, on the Marne, where the enemy Is now standing on the defensive. The Amer icans succeeded in driving the Ger mans back from tlfe points they reached on the crest of the wave that, carried them far on the road to Paris. The attacks spread northward along the line and everywhere the al lies reported ground recovered from the enemy. June 11 Held on their right and left wings, the Germans on the center of their new attack on the front be tween Montdidier and Noyon gained additional ground against the French In violent successive attacks they captured the villages of Mery, Belloy and St. Maure and also pressed for ward and gained a footing in the vil lage of Marqueglise, The last named place ' represents the deepest point of penetration since the offensive began, between five and six miles. Berlin reports the capture of 8,000 prisoners. Near Busslares, northwest of Cha teau Thierry, the Americans and French again have delivered strong attacks against the Germans and taken more ground. WAR REVIEW ey-bythehereh June 12 The Germans continue to make progress, but at heavy cost They have reached the Oise river near Ribecourt. Not an inch of ground has been given up without the exacting by the French of a ter rible toll in men killed or wounded. And nowhere has the defending line been pierced. Berlin announced the capture of 10,000 additional prisoners. The French in counter attacks struck the Germans a hard blow along a front of about seven and a half miles, fcetween Rubecourt and St. Maur, re capturing: Belloy, Genlie wood and the heights between Courcelles aud Mortemer and taking 1,000 prisoners. The French war office announced that American troops captured Bel leau wood, in the Chateau Thierry sector, taking 300 prisoners. British forces on the Amiens sec tor conducted a successful raid, tak ing prisoners and guns. j CO. P. Plans Coming to Surface The dear old Observer cites one of its non-partisan plans to capture congress from the Democrats this fall. The following paragraph from en editorial last week by Adolp concludes its interesting non-partisan appeal: "If Speaker Clark spoke with accuracy when he said there had been little partisan politics and that all parties had fraternized so that it was hard to distinguish between them, it would seem that the Republicans are doing their full part in the team work of winning the war. The people so understand it. Therefore, they plan to elect a Republican congress so that the administration will cease to be merely the 'democratic' one of which Mr. Clark speaks and become a 'national one instead." Not satisfied with ' doing their full part in the team work of winning the war," they plan to elect a Republican congress so the team work can be dispensed with. It is fortunate the cat is out of the bag so early. It partly explains there cent formation of a Republican club of which Adolph is secretary and the leading spirit. The call has gone out from Republican national headquarters to organize on their particular non-partisan basis. The army of disgruntled aliens and tneir sympathizers and can capture them because they are against the party in power and their opportunity to catch this vote, and will otherwise. As soon as the screws are tightened by putting an increased tax on wealth, which is coming as soon as congress can pass a law, another influx of patriots will break for the Republican party. The Democrats are going to lose thousands of these voters, and unless Democrats can offset this vote from the rank and file of the Republican party, the outlook for Democratic success at the polls this fall is far from rosy. Don't for a minute think the organization of a Republican club here is not of National design and scope. It may fool soon show its true colors, its real aims and In mind ex-Attorney General Wicltershntn's advice to voters of Pennsylvania, "Retire Republican who support Wilson." Yes, Jacksonville Is Dry Jacksonville (Florida) Metropolis. 1 Well, boys she's dry! Bone dry, too. You know what that means. And, fellows, they "dried" the wettest spot the sun ever shown on. This man's town used to be as flowing with it as the Gulf Stream is with water. You'd never have believed they could do it. Few people did, until recently the Prohibi tionists got really into swing and started things humming. Just as certain as the Lord made little apples, booze is going from the face of the earth. It has been a long time coming, but the day isn't far distant when John Barleycorn will have to sing his Swan Song and fade away into the back ground with such once-popular institutions as roving pirates, masked highway men and 10-cents-a-dozen egg. Yon get me? Noyon have evacuated the Car are closely pressinc them south is any claim made to further French and other allied troops, oetween uie lines ana are IN A STATE OF SIEGE A new offensive has been launched by the Germans with the armies of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria delivering the attack. Between Montdidier and Noyon, over a front of about 20 miles, pre ceded, as usual, by a heavy bombard ment with shells of all calibers and with noxious gases, the enemy's ini tial maneuver evidently has in view the bending back of the allied front toward the town of St. Just on the northern wing and toward the rail road junction of Compeigne on the southern flank, getting astride the Oise river and driving southwest toward the French capital. The French troops are resist'ng the impact with their usual valor, but lhe Germans on their right and In the center have been able to pene trate the line for distances ranging from two-thirds of a mile south of Montdidier to relatively two and half miles at Ressons-sur-Matz, in the center. Thence to Noyon, however, the allied line is holding strongly If success should rest with the en emy on the new battle front it pos slbly might badly affect the stability of the line of the defenders from the Oise to the Marne and compel a fall ing back westward from the Oise to the region of the Marne northwest of Chateau Thierry in order to straighten out the deep salient that would then project eastward with the Soissons sector as its apex. The allied commanders, it is as serted, were not taken unawares by the new offensive. On the other hand, they had anticipated, since the failure of the army of the German crown prince to gain its objectives between Soissons and the Marne and thence on the southern part of the line running to Rheims, that the Ger man high command would decree an other maneuver to the north, and preparations accordingly were made to withstand the shock. The fighting is of extremely san gulnary character, and whether It will be confined to the area at pres ent affected remains to be seen. At last accounts it had not spread north of Montdidier to the village of Can- tigny, which the Americans are hold mJL . Republican politicians see the large would vote for a yellow tlog. They see get it. Let no sane American think some who join it, but its workings will purposes. It is only necessary to keep STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN! On and after July 1, 1918, the price of The Democrat will be $1.50 per year in advance. There is no need to tell our readers why the pi ice is advanced, though many of them do not remember the conditions prevailing in the newspaper business at the time the price of $1 per year was made. Previous to and at the time of the establishment of The Democrat the price of country newspapers was $1.50 per year, and the size 6 columns to the page. We have been referring to oor files at that time and find the top price for hogs to be $3.00, cattle $3.25, wheat 70c, oats 13c, corn 20, butter 6c to 12c, lard 4Jc to 5c, potatoes 20c. Print paper, ink and everything in the art of printing was at the same low level. . Remember, this rate goes into effect July 1. Most of our readers are paid up until Janu ary 1, 1919; some until 1920. The new rate does not effect those paid ahead. It only begins at the expiration of the time paid for. Back subscription up to July 1 is payable at the old rate. Renewals and new subscriptions will be taken up to and including Saturday night, June 28, at the old rate of $1 per year. Dollar a year papers have bad their day. INTERVENTION HELD UNLIKELY No Change In American titude Toward Russia. At- ALLIES AWAIT DEVELOPMENTS No Agreement Reached Betwes.i the Entente Powers on Any Feasible Plan For Positive Action In Regard to Russia Cadet Party Asks For Aid In Expelling the Germans From Russia;! TeTitory. Washington, June 12. It was lean ed, despite reports that military ac tion in Siberia by the allies with American support or approval is to minent. that no agreement has been reached on any feasible plan for post' live action In regard to Russia, and consequently the attitude of the state department Is Just what it has been since the subject first was broachea, Thu official iew here is that this attitude must remain unchanged un til there is some further development cf g-cat importance In Russia. An alternative explanation was giv en niter the Russian embassy naa transmitted to the state department an appeal to the United states ana the allies (c send an expeditionary forte to Ru'jtla to repel the Germans i oi warded by the central committee of the Cadet party. The committeo which speaks for the powerful Rus sian constitutional democrat forces. askd that such an expedition be un der international control, to guaran tee the rights of its country. Recent develorments, not only In old Russia, but in the Ukraine aud ifl Siberia, and a growing spirit of uu rest in China and Japan, wiih in creasing pressure in the capitals of the entente powers for some sort of concerted action, have not been over looked by officials here, and the de velopments of eac'i day are bein? fctudied with the closest attention. It is evident that the Bolshevik! rovernmen- is now nieetins; with strong opposition not on'y from th': old conservative elements in Russia. but also from certain powerful far tion.s just as inimical to the rest ra tion of the empire a.'i the most pro nounced red Russian. Of these, the Cadets, or Constitutionalists, are un derstood to be the most in evidence not because of their numbers, but for the reason that they embody in their principles the moderate vievs which are calculated to appeal most strongly to the srent mass f the Russian peasantry and to a consider able portion of the working men OHIO SAVES MORE THAN HALF ITS QUOTA April Shows a Reduction Deaths of Babies. In Columbus, June 10. Ohio during April, the opening month of children's year, haved one n.nre than one-half the avt-rari monthly quota of babies assigned to the state by the federal government for the baby-saving cam paign. The division of child hygienu of the state department of health, in charge of the Ohio campaign, made this announcement, giving figures on the deaths of children under 5 yeara old in April. Deaths totaled 1,257, making a saving of 1S9, compared with the average month of 1916, upon which vear quotas are based. The average monthly quota assigned to Ohio is 376. The total saving set as the year's goal Is 4,510. representing a reduc tion of one-third in the number o baby deaths compared with 1916. Saving throughout the year at ths rate attained in April would bring a year's reduction of only 2,268. FAMILY REUNIONS The second annual Hainline-Stuck re union will be held at Mercelina park, this city, on Sunday, Jnne 23. The annual reunion of the Fast family will be held Wednesday, June 19, at Hav land, Ohio. D. W. Fast is the secretary. AlexGimmel. aged about 16 years, driving a motorcycle, collided with an automobile driven by A W. Fishbaugh, at the corner of Ash and Fulton streets, Monday evening, sustaining a cut over one eye. Failure to observe some ot tne traffic and speed regulations seems to have its drawbacks occasionally. Have you enlisted in the army of savers for your country and yourself? Buy Wa Savucs Stamps. PEDIGREED DUROC A FINE RED CROSS AID The pedigreed Duroc sow donated by Henry Obrien, of Washington township, to the Red Cross, which brought $250 at auction last Saturday, was bid iu jointly by a number of business men of this city. They have in turn donated it again to the Red Cross, and to-morrow (Satur day) it will be given to some one hold ing the lucky number for this much prized animal. Tickets will cost f 1 and are on sale everywhere. This fine Du roc is becoming famous as a puller for the Red Cross. "BANNER FAIR AS USUAL !" There has been a question raised in the minds of the people whether or not the Banner Fair will be held this year as usual. We desire to assure the people of the county and neighboring counties tbat the fair will be held August 19 to 23, in elusive, and that it promises to be one of the best ever held. Every one should relax from his du ties for at least one week and attend tbe county fair. Enlist as a booster help put It over. WM. WILEY, Secretary. THE GRIM REAPER Mrs. Catherine Hollipeter. aged 86 died at the home of her son, Hiram Fell, in this city, last Tuesday. The deceased was born in Germany but came to this country in 1852. In 1854 she war mar ried to Gottlieb Fell, who died in 1871. Her second marriage was to Samuel Hollipeter, who died in lsya, since which time she lived with son, the only surviving member of her family. Frederick Heis, pioneer citizen and civil war veteran, aged 76, died at the home of his son, Edward Heis. at Ft. Recovery, last Saturday. The deceased underwent an operation the previous day, from which he never rallied. Fun eral services were held Monday, with in terment at Greenmound cemetery, west of that place. Mrs. Mary Nitnmons, aged nearly four-score years, died suddenly at ber home at Decatur, Ind., last Friday. The deceased was the wife of the late W. B. Nimmons, for several years owner of a heading plant in this city. OHIO CROP PROSPECTS State Board of Agriculture Issues In teresting Bulletin. Columbus, June 8. Ohio's wheat prof-pects June 1 were 108 per cent, compared with the average yield. In June, 1917 the prospects were but S8 per cent. The state board of agri culture announced these figures, showing Ohio's crop prospects are splendid: Oats 106 per cent, rye 114 per cent, corn 101 per cent acreage compared with 1917. Fruit prospects, with the exception of apples, 112 per cent, and strawberries, 96 per cent. are poor, peacn prospects are given at 25 per cent, cherries 34 per cent, plums 48 per cent and pears 54 per cent. The board explains increase in percentage somewhat in this re port to the fact that instead or re porting from a normal or comparison of last year's crop, the prospects are based on an average 10-year produc tion. Boat Capsized. Dayton. O , June 10. George Ross, 16, was drowned in the Miami by th6 caiuulng or a Joat. noss came ii Oayton Inst weoK rrom t. wayne to y- his lio:r-? here. Some Idea, Ohio State : i ( ioi uanAUnt nnnirt h tire German army over the Rhine; now chasing remnants westward at top speed; captures 1,900,000 prisoners; kaiser, seized, whines for mercy; crown prince, suf fering from mumps and clad only in sticky fly-paper pants with sticky side inside, ii f T.inn imilpr rnnvnv nf Mai. flen. Hank Gowdv and Suner- LVJ lUnH v Mvuuwi " . j j - ' ace Eddie Rickenbacher, each driving his new Rolls Royce roadster; German peo ple organize republic; ask Gen. Pershing to take charge pending apparently hope less search for decent lierman statesman; Camp Bowie's Sober Soldier Boys Had it not been for the dry public sentiment which has been built up in this country through years of effort, notes The have laws and regulations protecting um kjiuici wym nm ...,.., it would not have the satisfaction of reading items like the following, printed in a paper published by the soldiers at Camp Bowie, Texas: ' Governor Hobby's zone law, designed to proniDit tne saie oi liquor within a ten-mile radius of army camp, is 100 per cent effective. It solid ly answers the old, old question as to whether Prohibition prohibits. Ac tual figures from headquarters of the military police at Camp Bowie show that sobriety has attained the zenith not a man of the 27,00(1 soldiers en camped here has been arrested for being drunk or having liquor in his possession since the law became effective. ' ' Compulsory Marriage in Germany Tk. r.rmn commission appointed to examirle into the decline in the birth rate in Germany recommends compulsory marriage of Germans before their twen tieth year is passed. Financial aid is to be provided where necessary, with pun ishment for failure to comply, and penalties for married couples tht remain childless. The report shows a decline in 16-17 equivalent to 2,000,000 infants, .forty per cent lewer oinns occurrcu in iyio than in 1913. The decrease for the corresponding period in England and Wales was 10 per cent. Infant mortality in Germany is 50 per cent higher than in England and Wales. LESS BEEF, SAYS THE NEW ORDER Local food administrator Stubbs has received the following order from State headquarters at Columbus under date of June 12: "Upon basis of new meat program announced from Washington, you are notified that, effective at once, Ohio will eliminate use of all beef, except public eating places may serve beef at noon meal only Sun days, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sat urdays. Housewives should not under any circumstances buy more than 112 pound of beef, including bone, per person, weekly. "CROXTON." LIMA DISTRICT EPWORTH LEAGUE CONVENTION The Lima District Epworth League conventiou will meet in this city next Wednesday for a two days' meeting, the program for which is as follows: Wednesday afternoon Registration and at signment of delegate. Devotions ftev. D. N. Kelly. Muiic Selected. Greetings and response. First Department Stewart D. White. Fourth Department Gertrude Payne. Roll call Chapter greeting. Junior work Bessie K. Biles. Wednesday evening Devotions- Rev. D. N. Kelly. Music Selected. "The Big Drive"-Stewart D. White. Convention address Rev. W. D. Cole. Thursday morning Sunrise prayer meeting. Devotions Rev. D. N. Kelly. Music Selected, "North Africa" Mrs. H. Olin Cady. The Lakeside Institute Rev. Albert Monger. Third Department Addle Grace Waidle. Stewardship Dr. Wilbur Boyd. Thursday afternoon Devotions Rev. Kelly. M mie Selected. Cincinnati Missionary Training School Addie Grace Wardle. Communion. Second Department Mrs. Cady. Business. Hike "Nobody Knows Where." Thursday evening Devotions Rev. Kelly. Music Selected. Flag salute. Address Dr. D. F. Helms. Installation of officers. Consecration service. CHILDREN'S DAY AT FA1RYIEW NEXT SUNDAY Pleasant View Sunday-school, under the leadership of Earl Schleucher, is up and doing the last few weeks in getting ready for their children's day service, which will be given next Sunday even ing at 8 o'clock. This will be a surprise program, as each class, under the lead ership of their teacher, is preparing se cretly a part for this service, so that the program will not only De new to tne visitors, but to tlie regular memDers oi the school as well. Special interest is being manifested in the offering for children's day, and without doubt will be a great surprise. Pleasant Birthday Party Quite a pleasant time was enjoyed at the home of C. E. Betz Sunday, the chil dren, grandchildren and great grand children gathering there to remind Mrs. Sarah Boise of her 68th birthday. Those present were Wm. Forewerck and fami ily, Floyd Boise and family, Carl Boise and daughter, all of Celina; Guy Betz and family of Mendon; Harley Boise, wife and daughter, ot wauasii; AUDrey Tremble, Orlin Powell of Wabash; Mrs. Long, of Lima, and Inez Hines. Thirty six in all enjoyed the sumptuous dinner, and all left wishing her many more hap py birthdays. At the regular session of the local board of education last Friday Miss Eva Thomas was employed as instructor of music of the Celina public schools. Miss Edith Raudabaugh, who has been the Latin teacher the past three years, was selected for principal of the High School. Allrighty Journal. in nnrt. follows. Foch hurls en wowie: American Issue, we would not now the birtn rate tor tne tnree years xyio- New War of Raisins; Red Cross Money One of our old subscribers who was in making a renewal last week has a new scheme for raising Red Cross money. He has been chewing 25 cents worth of to bacco for the fifty years he has been using the weed, and a couple weeks ago decid ed to stop it and donate his weekly al lowance to the best cause he ever knew of. He promises to report his progress in due time, and would like to have fifty old sinners to enlist in the same cause. Can you beat it ? Farm Residence and Contents Go Up In Smoke The residence on tbe A. J. Hawk farm in Illackcreek township, a few miles wtst of Rock ford, tenanted by Delbert Ms Cristy, was burned to the ground last Saturday evening, together with most of its contents. The fire it is bt-lieved was caused by an overheated stove. Loss partly covered by insurance. MERCER MUST SUPPLY 32 MEN By direction of Adjutant General Peal- er, Call 666 has be -n made upon Ohio for the movement of 8000 men to Camp Sherman during 1 five-day period be ginning June 24. They are to be quali fied for general military service. Mer cer county is called upon to supply 32 men. COUNTY BUDGET FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR The County Commissioners have sub mitted their annual budget for the fiscal year beginning September 1, next. Tbe amount of money needed to finance the affairs of the county is shown in the ap portion for the various funds below: County $40,000 Poor 8,000 Bridge 25,000 Building 4,000 Indigent Soldiers 1,200 Mothers' pension 3,000 Election fund 4,000 Judicial 8,000 Hospital 2,000 Ditch ... 3,000 Agriculture 800 Pike repair 30,000 State road sinking 3,000 State road construction . . 10,000 Bridge sinking 15,000 Total J157.O00 Local Briefs Members of the county board of revis ion, at a meeting at the Auditor's office last Monday, organized by selecting Commissioner Geo. Hill as chairman. Mrs. Mary Dickman, one the best known pioneer women of this city, cele brated her ninetieth birthday last week surrounded by most of her children and grandchildren. Only routine business came before the village council at its session last Tues day evening reading and accepting the reports of the Mayor and Board of Pub lic Affairs and the passing of the month ly appropriating ordinance. Dr. W. H. Thompson was at Chicago the first of the week in attendance at the 69th annual session ,of the American Medical Association. The meeting was of unusual interest and was attended by distinguished members of the profession from the leading countries of the world. Members of the Mercer County Bar Association, at their meeting last Satur day, elected J. W. Loree, president; R. L. Mattingly, vice president; C. S. Younger, secretary, and J. M. Schlosser, treasurer and librarian. John G. Romer, John Kramer and Presecutor Stubbs we: e chosen trustees. Local Woodmen honored their de ceased brethren last Sunday morning with memorial services at the Presbyter ian church. Rev. George W. Horn de livering the address. In tbe afternoon the order marched in a body to North Grove cemetery and decorated the last resting places of the departed. A fire that caused much excitement at the time called the department to the barn at the rear of the Taylor building, West Fayette street, about 1 o'clock last Friday afternoon. Smoke filled the ad jacent square, but the fire was confined to the building and was soon extin guished. It developed the fire was started by some small boys, one of whom had purchased a box of matches from junk he had sold. The small loss was covered by insurance. Brookhart Only Republican Can didate to Qualify The Republicans failed to patch up a ticket to oppose the men who will be nominated at the August primary on the Democratic ticket was disclosed last night when the final hour for filing pe titions arrived, something they have not passed up for several years. As a result the only name that will appear on the Republican primary ticket will be Edgar J. Brookhart, who filed as a candidate for Representative to the General As semblv. Only one additional candidate filed a petition in the race among Democrats for county nominations last night Ezra Snider, of Butler township, for Sheriff. All the other candidates had previously announced their names. Charles Pettiford, a young man of this city and an employe of the Ames Aending Co., claims he was stabbed by an unknown assailant at St. Marys last Sunday evening as he was passing an alley. He had been spending the even ing with a Miss Hunt and had just left her home when attacked. Friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gertz and family to celebrate their daughter Anna Gertz's lh birthday on Sunday, June 9. Those present were W. R. West and wife and son Bryan and daughter Clara; Fred Suhr and wife and sons Leonard, Forest; Mrs. Wm. Suhr and daughters, Ruth, Marie, Thelma and son William; Philip Brehm and wife and daughters Marie, Bessie; Leonard Fiegl and son John, Steve Powell and wife; Ailean, Lydia and Thornton West; Anua, Edward and Ernest Suhr. The afternoon was spent in music and games. Ice-cream and cake was served in the afternoon. Miss Anna received many fine presents. CHATTANOOGA INCIDENT CLOSED The last chapter in the sensational killing of Jacob Walchli, near Chatta nooga on the night of April 29, caused by tbe collision of automobiles, in which his nock was broken, was dismissed in Mayor Scranton's court in this city last Monday morning, on advice of Protect ing Attorney Stubbs. The charge of un lawful killing, placed against Claude Davenport, Daniel Kaehr and Edgar Ab bott, of Berne, Ind., was thereby an nulled. The dismissal of tbe case was expected, as their arrest on the charge was more to hold them until a searching investigation of the esse could be made than any hope of finding tbem fuilty. It was plainly a case of accident, in which old John Barleycorn was the chief actor and the accused men the Oliver Twists. They will, however, remember their trip to Chattanoogo for booze for some time to come, and will not be proud of it. ROOP POST AND W.R.C. TO CELEBRATE TO-DAY Members of the D. J. Roop Post and W.R.C., will picnic at Mercelina Park to-day, celebrating Flag Day with a pa triotic program, and invite the public to participate. Dinner for the speakers and band boys will be set at 2 o'clock. The program follows: Music. . Boys and Girl's Band Prayer Rev. G. W. Horn Song Anna Ayert Reading Margaret McGee Song Savella Winans Address Rev. G. W. Horn Song America Talks by comrades, repeating flag salute. SCHOOL SAMMIES ADOPT SLOGAN "Let's sell a million this week and turn back the Hun," is the slogan adopt ed by the Ohio Army of School Sammies for their drive to sell f 1,000,000 in war savings stamps during the week of June 17 to 22. This campaign is one of three scheduled for June by the Ohio War Savings Committee. It will commence at the conclusion of the bi-partisan polit ical drive, which has been scheduled for this week, and will precede National war savings pledge week, June 24 to 28. "Tbe Ohio Sammies in France go into action every day, the School Sammies will go into action with increased force the week of June 17," and "every School Sammy boy and girl who aids in this great offensive will help send those brave Buckeyes over the top to victory," are the promise and pledge taken by members of the School Sammy Army. IN CUPID'S DOMAIN Lieutenant Ralph Q. Andrews and Miss Pearl G Coate, well known and popular young people of this communi ty, were wdded at the M. E. parsonage in this city last Saturday, Rev. Lance performing the ceremony. Lieutenant Andrews is stationed at Camp Lee, Vir ginia, for which place he left yesterday. Seubert Beam, of Bridgeport, 111., and Miss Mary Newell, of this city, were quietly wedded at the M. E. parsonage here last Friday, Rev. Lance performing the service. Young Beam is a gunner on the battleship Nevada. The couple left for the east after the ceremony. Marriage Licenses Issued Marriage license issued to Ralph Q, Andrews, age 25, lieutenant inU. A., of Celina, and Miss Pearl Coate, age 22, housekeeper, of Butler township. Marriage license issued to Glen Stover, aged 20, cabinet maker, and Miss Bea trice Ohler, aged 18, both of Celina. Marriage license issued to Suebert Beam, age 23, member TJ. S. navy, of Mendon, and Miss Mary Newell, age 22, teacher, of Celiua. NEPTUNE GRANGE PROGRAM FOR TO NIGHT Since the competitive program ended the lecture hour has been rather Quiet. This was partly due to the busy season on the farm. From now until Septem ber 1 we will only have special programs every two weeks. Lecture hour begins promptly at 9 o'clock, regardless of any other grange business. To-night, tbe 14th, the Ntptune orchestra will furnish the program, as follows: Music Orchestra Reading Mrs. Nelva Davis Vocal solo Carroll Griffith Cornel duet Lutz and Williams Recitation Wm. Raudabaugh Tenor duet Springer and Griffith Play "The House Across the Way" Miss Drury and R. C. Springer Piana solo Miss Thelma Bowers Music Orchestra On the third and fourth Friday nights of this month, June 21 and 28, the degree work of tbe subordinate grange will be given at Neptune Grange hall by Unity Grange degree teams. Pomona Grange meets at Neptune, Wednesday evening, June 19, when the fifth degree will be given to a large class of candidates. LATE ARRIVALS Mr. and Mrs. Clem Hainline, of Cen ter township, are entertaining their third boy. The little fellow arrived Tuesday. Carl Boice and wife, of Sycamore street, Godfrey Heights, welcomed the arrival of a baby boy at their home last Sundav. Carl is stepping unusually high. Mr. and Mrs. E. Winans, of West Lo gan street, welcomed the arrival of a baby girl at their home yesterday. Private and Mrs. Ralph Dysert are the parents of a baby girl, born at the home of the latter's father, Jacob Anderson, in the southwestern part of this town ship, on the 6th inst. On and after July 1, 1918, The Demo crat and Cincinnati Daily Post, both one year, will be 94.00.