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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT
$1.50 The Democrat is now $1.50 per year in advance. Cincinnati Daily Pout and Democrat, both one year, $4.00 $1.50 The Democrat if now $1.50 per year in advance. Cincinnati Daily Pent and Democrat, both one year, $4.00 Emblithxf Mat 4, 1143. Entcrad thClina.Z)MojpMt-orHe-M Mcnd-clui nail mattai. Volume 23, Number 16 Carlin & Carlin, Publisherg Celina, Ohio, July 26, 1918 ALLIES ADVANCE ON ROAD FRONT WOULD PREVENT MINE STRIKES Plan Announced by Fuel Admin istrator Garfield. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON THE MARNE FRONT, .Tulv 2!S. 1 ran P. M. Franco-American troons this morninir ad vanced their lines north of the river Marne more steadily. The BUREAU OF LABOR CREATED Germans continued their retreating movement to the northward. The French and Americans also made gains on other parts of the 55-mile of battle front. The Germans viciously resisted in a majority of cales. LONDON, July 25. The Pall Mall Gazette says that rumors are current that British troops have made a great advance in the direction of Fismes, about midway between Rheims andSoissons LONDON, July 25. On tne western front of the Soissons Rheims salient the allied forces have advanced to an average depth of three miles on a 12-mile front during the past two days Headed Jointly by Former President of United Mine Workers and an Operator of Central Pennsylvania. Statement of Principles, Approved by Union Mine Officials, Duly Announced. ONLY ONE LINE TO GETAWAY Washington, July 24 Creation of a bureau of labor which will be charged with the settlement of con troversies between coal miners and operators for the period of the war was announced by Fuel Administra tor Garfield. At the same time prin ciple upon which the adjustment oil grievances shall be founded were WASHINGTON, July 24. Massed German reserves are VinlHinrr nnen trip ia wa nf t.hfi trar General Foch has snrune in made public it. a:' ' : a wf ofQKii;,Q tliJ John P. White, former president of i,ub nisiiB-maniB leyiuii, m auCaFclare o )he Unlted Mine workers of Amer- lines without the crushing of the forces withdrawing from the iCa, and Rembrandt Peaie, a coal op Chateau -Thierry and Marne salients. Official reports to the war erator of central Pennsylvania, have department, however, show that the enemy has but a single rail- way line remaining in his hands, over which to get his heavy ferences between officials or the fuel material nut nf t,hp noc.kftt into which he has been forced bv administration and the United Mine allied and American advances. HUNS FIGHT DESPERA TEL Y TO STOP THE ALLIES WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN FRANCE, July 24.- -Both sides of the pocket in the German line have been scenes of the most violent attacks and counter attacks throughout the night and morning. Few fluctcations of the line have occured, but in all these they have favored the allies, who keep up an incessant pressure of the retiring Germans, who are endeavoring ta cover the withdrawal of the bulk of their troops from imminent danger. Southwest of Rheims the Germans have shown their disap pointment over their inability to hold with their crack divisions relinquish their positions around Vrigny and have turned all their available iheir employes because of affiliation artilleiy onto the British and French who drove them out, but the enemy could not prevent a still further advance today. t Workers. Secretary of Labor Wil son and Dr. Garfield previously had agreed that all questions pertaining to labor In the coal mining industry will remain under the jurisdiction of the fuel administration. In the statement of principles, which was approved by the union officials, the fuel administration an nounced that no strike shall take place pending settlement of any con troversy until the case has been re viewed and decided by him; that rec ognition of the union shall uot bo ex acted except where now recognized, and that present machinery between miners and operators for settlement of disputes must first be Invoked. In all such settlements the fuel ad ministrator will Insfst that employers the right to discharge BUNCHED PARAGRAPHS GERMAN POSITIONS GROWING PRECARIOUS with unions; that employers will rec ognize the right of their employes to organize by peaceful methods that do not interrupt production; that tho automatic penalty clause new in force will be included in all agree ments as a condition precedent to allowing increased prices to oper ators, and that where union shops ti n tic orlcr tliov flha I vintfnllA ontfl PARIS July 24. Violent German counter attacks and rear where llnlon and nonunion men work guard actions in great strength still fail to serve the German together, the continuance of such u- i j i ;. iv, nno n,n ikaJ -ao conditions stall not be deemed a II l ll l CULilLUClllU da uaiUCia uv vui uu um-v- vy l tuv uiiiu viwji vii grieVdflCe the bOlSSOns-Kneims salient. Dr. Garfield made It clear that In True, they have aided somewhat in slowing down the fast a'l settlements, whether he is called pace set by the allies at the commencement of the offensive, but nevertheless on the three sides of the now U-shaped battle front further important gains have been made Driving slowly, but surely, south of Soissons, the American and French troops have pushed their fronts further eastward toward that part of the Soissons-Chateau Thierry Railway line that is still in the hands of the enemy, and further south, along both sides of the Ourcq River and the road leadiner to Fereen-Tardenois, ' Germany's great storehouse for the supply of her troops to the south, im porttant penetrations into enemy-held territory have been made, until the m2ximum point where the allies are fighting near Coincy is about 10b miles from the'ir point of departure last Thursday. upon to Intervene or not. the prlu- clples, provisions and practices laid down in the Maryland and upper Po tomac settlement of last May 6 shall be accepted by employers and employes. TO TAKE OVER WIRES AT MIDNIGHT JULY 31 WEEKLY REVIEW OF WAR Government Promises a Better and Cheaper Service. The Germans have not yet succeed ed in stemming the great counter Of fensive launched against them last Wednesday by American and French troops. All along the 25-mile front from the region west of Soissons to the northwest of Chateau Thierry tho French and American troops have dashed in brilliant fashion across po sitions held by the Germans, killing, wounding or capturing thousands of the enemy and taking towns, villages and large quantities of guns and other war surplles. Nowhere, has the enemy been able to stay the progress of their assailants, although counter attacks were resorted to on some lm portant sectors after the first stages of. surprise occasioned by the big attack had worn away. Up to Sun day the Americans and French had penetrated enemy positions to a depth of 10 miles and captured more than 20,000 prisoners, besides vast quantities of war materials. Roads of supply for German forces and im portant positions were seized. Ex tremely heavy casualties were inflict ed upon the enemy, whe at various points fell back in disorder. Advance guard of the allies have reahced the important town of Sois aons, which is now dominated by their big guns. The fighting was particularly violent around Soissons and In the region of Chaudun, where the Germans sent in a large force of reserves In an endeavor to push back . the allied troops. Here the American artillery did notable work. The rapid advance of the Ameri cana and French compelled a retiring movement on the part of large enemy forces that had crossed the Marne river east of Chateau Thlery, and placed the whole German line from Soissons to Rheims In a precarious position. July 22. The French and Ameri cans have broken through the Ger man line northwest of Chateau Thierry. Driving thejneaxboad .to ward the northeast, the allies have already advanced five kilometers (i.l miles) at various places. The allied troops have taken many prisoners. including three offices, who said that they were tired of the war. Chateau Thierry is now in possession of the Americans. The Germans are giving ground along a 60-mile . front from Soissons to Rheims. The German rreat across the Marne began on Friday under over of a great smoke screen. At last ac counts great hordes of Germans were continuing north. Organized resist ance has been met with so far only at a few places. The district, south of the Marne and east of Chateau Thierry is entirely cleared of Germans. July 23. Notwithstanding desper ate rear guard actions on the part of the enemy more ground has been gained by the allied forces south of Soissons, in the center of the line along the Ourcq river and north and east of Chateau Thierry. Additional large numbers of Germans have been made prisoners and numerous quan tities of guns and war materlalb have been captured. Two additional towns were taken by the Americans on the front north of the Marne and one town was captured in the region of Soissons. The Americans have pressed forward four miles from their original positions on the Marne. July 24. Striking on a front of about four miles, between Soissons and Amiens, French troops penetrat ed the enemy lines for a distance of about two miles and gained the heights dominating the valley of the Avre river and the plains beyond. Fifteen' hundred Germans were cap tured. American, French and British troops on the Solssons-Rhelms sa lient continued to. gain ground, both on the western side of the battle front and on the south along the Marne nnd toward Rheims. Tho town of Jaulgonne to the east of Chateau Thierry, has been recaptured by tha allies. , Washington, July 24. Official an nouncement was made that the gov ernment will assume control of the telegraph and telephone systems within the jurisdiction of the United States at midnight July 31. President Wilson signed an executive order placing the power of administration of the lines in the hands of the post master general. The purpose of the postoffleo de partment in regard to the telegraph and telephone companies will be to "broaden the use of the service at the least cost to the people," Post master General Burleson announced. "There will be no change affecting the press wire service, except to im prove it wherever possible," he added. Announcement was made that the preliminary work of operating the lines will be in tbi hands of a com mittee including David J. Lewis, now a member of the federal tariff com mission; Justice, M. H. Lamar and J. C. Koons, both of vhom are now un der Burleson in the postmaster's de partment Burleson will be chairman of this commission. Duplicating telephone systems In nearly 1,000 cities will be combined under government control, telephone wires will be utilized in extending telegraph service, and it is the inten tion to reduce the operating expenses. $200,000 Blaze. London, O., July 24. Fire of un known origin practically destroyed the factory building of the London Grave Vault company. The loss, par tially covered by insurance, is esti mated at 200,000. Rail Veteran Dies. Gallon, O., July 23. Steven Casey. S3, is dead. He was a veteran engi neer on the Big Four railway, having ferved 10 years on that road, 25 as passenger enginaer. Sanol Eciema rreaonption la a fa mous old remedy for all forma of Eo- lema and skin diseases. Sanol Is a guaranteed remedy. Get a 36o. large trial bottla at tha drug atTa. adr. Officially announced that no gen eral order fixing minimum wages and hours for streetcar employes will be made by the war labor board, fcach case will be derided separately. Government has ordered 99,f60,0)i pounds of bacon and 134,000,00') pounds of canned meats at Chicago for the army, to cost between $ 140, 000,000 and $143,000,000. Colored nurses have been assigned to base hospital at Camp Sherman to render service for their own race in the Eighty-fourth division. Physical requirements for selects makes the minimum height 60 inches and the minimum weight 110 pounds. Two persons died and a score were overcome by the heat In New York. Temperature went to 94. Republican party will have no state ticket In the Arkansas election this fall. Striking employes of the Smith & Wesson company, Springfield, Mass voted to return to work pending ar bitration of the points at issue. Federal food administration has appealed to hctels, clubs and restau rant to discontinue serving broilers Farmers also were urged not to sell turkeys until they matured. Ralph A. Hayes of Cleveland, who until a few days ago was private sec retary to Secretary of War Baker, en listed as a private at Camp Meade. William Harman Black, former as sistant district attorney of New York, has been chosen by Frank P. Walsh as his alternate on the national war labor board. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Roosevelt has arrived In Eu rope aboard a destroyer. He will look over naval administration mat ters. The frontiers of the Baltic prov inces and of the Ukraine have been closed by Germany on account of cholera. New Spanish minister to Greece, Senor Devega, who was aboard a Spanish ship torpedoed by an Austro- German submarine, is among the sur vivors of the disaster. Henry Borrows Mullon, Long Isl and, 19, grand nephew of Stonewall Jackson, enlisted as a marine corps private. Gustav Schulman, 21, Canadian, re ceived a $2,000,000 inheritance of cash and securities, then enlisted in the British army the same day. Anchor line steamship Elysea, 6,397 tons gross, was sunk by a Ger man submarine in the Mediterranean while carrying a cargo from the far east. , American government agrees to a loan to China by American bankers of approximately $50,000,000 Wool substitute of fiber made from peat Is being manufactured in Swe den. A boast that he would rather fight for Germany than for the United States landed Charles Cordis, 21, in a cell at Yonkers, N. Y. Oilers and firemen on Great Lakes steamships will strike July 9 un less the Lake Carriers' association abolishes the welfare plan for sea men, which they say amounts practi cally to a blacklist. A repetition of a nation-wide launching day, such as Independence day, may take place on Labor day. Bathers at Newport, R. I., were warned by naval authorities to stay out of the surf for the next few days. owing to important naval experi ments. Ninety-four German prisoners were killed by bombs dropped by German aviators on a prison camp in France. ' Cuban legislature has passed a bill legalizing divorce among Cubans. Thirty-five Americans, constituting the crew of the former Great Lakes steamer George Eliot, have arrived in London. Their steamer foundered at sea in a storm. Private William T. Lusby of Wash ington was killed and three other sol diers wounded at the tank training fcamp at Gettysburg, Pa., by a prema ture explosion. Floyd Dell, associate editor of "The ' Masses," was discharged from the army on the ground he was inducted ( while under Jp.dictment for alleged, : seditious utterances. ' Arthur Guy Empey, author of! ( "Over the Top, has been given a captain's commission in the Ameri can army and assigned to the adju tant general's department at Wash Ingtont A new crerlit of $1.(180.000 was ex tended to Belgium, making the total loans to that government $113 480, 00 J and total loans to all allies 16,268, 270,000. Forty crack American aviators at Mineola, L. I., want to be permitted to make the first of the proposed air plane flights across the Atlantic. Joe Welch, 45, Jewish comedian, is dead at Bridgeport, Conn. Secretary Baker announced that 450 American-built battle planes were shipped abroad up to July 5 Between 6,000 and 8,000 employes of the General Electric company,, Lynn, Mass., struck because some employes were discharged for con nections with labor unions. Philadelphia Rapid Transit com pany increased the wage6 of street railway motormen and conductors cents an hour. Three men died at Adrian, Mich., when the-brake beam on a coach oi' a Wabash train broke. The deaci men were members of train crew. Six men were killed at Huntington. W. Va., when a locomotive struck three motor cars carrying Chesa peake and Ohio railroad employes. Body of George Bmitz was found In a dam at Hoboken, N. J., after he had lauded the kaiser and cursed the Americun flag. COLDVATER TO RAISE OLD GLORY Coldwater is to show her patriotism Tuesday evening, when her people will raise a seventy-three fools'eel flag-pole and have a parade and colored lights. Hon. B. F. Welty, the congressman of this district, is to make the principal ad dress. The Celina and Coldwater bands will furnish the music. Celina people shoul I take an evening oft and go down there a thousand strong and help them celebrate. Give Old Glory a real and heartfelt salute. Paste the date and place in yonr hat Coldwater next Tuesday evening. WHO IS IDIOTIC? Percy Andrae, the brewery agent who engineered the deal by which the brewers aided in financing the German-American Alliance, now says in an inter view: I blame Dr. Hexamer for the greatest part of the odium which has bee attached to the German-American Allirnce. His cource was perfectly idiotic. And yet, Mr. Andreae testi fied before the Senate Judiciary Committee that he corresponded with Dr. Hexamer, and traveled to Philadelphia to confer with him, as head of the German- American Alliance. As a re sult of these letters and this conference Mr. Andreae poured tens of thousands of dollars of brewery money into the treasury of the German-American Alli ance, authorized a part of it to be used to spread German pro paganda through the organ of the Alliance, and paid for an office in Washington for Alliance lobbyists. Much of this money was paid over after the sinking of the Lusitania, and just prior to this country's declaration of war. If Dr, Hexamer's course was idiotic, what about that of Mr. Andreae? The American Issue. irtrirlrCrCiirCrttrCrCrtrlrtt FINDS LATEST VARIETY OF CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR Chicago. Chicago has pro duced the latest variety of "con scientious objector," and, as a result, John Taylor probably will not serve Uncle Sam overseas. John, who had been called for service, walked Into a court room here and confessed to em bezzling more than $3,000 from his employer during the last two years. He said he objected to going to the army with a black mark against him so he con fessed. He was held for the grand Jury. Judge Miller Taken Suddenly III Judge 11. A. Miller was taken sudden ly ill last Saturday morning at his ollice at the court-house, where lie was found unconscious from attack of heart trouble. As soon as he could be moved with safe ty he was taken home. Monday he wt.s able to get down town to see the selects off to Cauip Slu-mian. MORROW CHOSEN FOR MAYORALTY At a called meting of council on the 18th the bond of J. L. Morrow, who suc ceeedd the late S. S. Scrauton to the Mayoralty, was accepted. Mr. Morrow has been president of that body since its organization. His wide experience in public affairs and ripe judgment makes lit til a fit man for the office, and the man tle could not have been tranferred to more competent shoulders. Mr. Morrow has also been appointed Justice of the Peace to fill the vac nicy caused by the death of Judge Scranton. Horn GREAT SEND-OFF FOB THESEIECTS The most enthusiastic bunch of selects that have yet left Celina for camp took their departure last Monday. They were no doubt enthused by reports from France and the fact that some of our Ijoys were mixing in the fray. There was a great crowd to see them off, perhaps the biggest one yet assem bled to do the departing lads honor. The exercises were in keeping with those of similar occasions, at-d the program was faithfully carried out. PATRIOTIC DAY TO BE FAIR FEATURE The government is calling for 25,000 young women to join the United States Muuctit .Nurse Reserve and bold tbem selves in readiness to train for service! as nurses. The war it creating an nnprecedented demand for trained nurses. Only those who have taken the full training course are eligible for service with our forces overseas. These nurses are beine drawn largely from our hospitals at home. Their places must be filled by student nurses enrolled for the full training course of from two to three years. Every young woman who enrolls in the United States Student Nurse Reserve is releas ing a nurse for service at the front and swelling the home army which we mnst rely on to act as our second line of hos pital defense. Upon the health of the American people will depend the spirit of their fighting forces. The call is for women between the ages of 19 and 35. Small towns and ru ral districts as well as large cities mnst have the responsibility in providing this important part of the Nation's second line of defense. The campaign is to open next Monday, the 29th, and close August 11. Celina's recruiting station will be at Red Cross headquarters, where leaflets and information may be sec j red. There will also be stations in all the other towns in the county. Do you want a stick farm ? A grain farm ? A corn farm ? The Bilter farm is all, and more. Rnnning water, foun tain, d--ep black soil, underlain with gravel and water. BLUE GOWNS ARE BUSY Restoring Maimed Soldiers to Trades, Their Job. VVm. Wiley, Secretary of Banner Fair. Wednesday, August 21, will be a red- letter day in the Banner Fair program by virtue of having been set aside as 'Patriotic Day." There has never been anything doubt ful about the patriotism of American citi zens. The spirit of 1776, of lbol and 1S98 burns with devouring intensity in 1918, and the splendid dash of America's young manhood against the modern Hun ou the world battle front as volunteers since the beginning of the war, and now as American units, including the regular army, the militia, the enlisted men and the national army is,briuging cheer and enthusiasm to America and America's allies. Their splendid sacrifices, their heroic battling, their brilliant, manly sacrifke of all that is dear to man even life and limb itself will find laudation and hon or on "Patriotic Day" at the Banner Fair, August 21. Included on the program of events for that day will be public addresses by some of Ohio's ablest oi ators. Frank B. Willis has already accepted an invitation for that day. A declination has been re ceived from Gov. James M. Cox, who pleaded pressing business, but other lines are out, and A. P. Sandles or some other equal celebrity will have been pro cured for the day when it arrives. Delegations should be formed in every nook and corner of Mercer county to come to the fair and help to swell the patriotic demonstration on that day. Let us keep the home fires burning for the boys on the world battle front. CHAMPION JONAH MAN OF AMERICA IS CLAIM AmongSoldierLads The Hilter farm, 4 miles east of Mon tezuma, on pike; house, barn, out-buildings; fountain, and the soil all a garden. Sells July 27. "Reconstruction Aids" Coax Wasted Muscles Back to Their Nor mal State. Washington. Teachers, nurses and healers too, are the "Blue Gowns" of the army medical corps, at work now In the hospitals of the United States and "over there." Reconstruction aids is their official naifte, but the cheery hue of their dis tinctive uniform already has won a handier name for the special corps of seventy women whose membership treats and teaches among the maimed soldiers brought back from the battle front. Theirs is the work of coaxing back the wasted muscles and disused limbs of wounded men, and late? by patient tutoring Instilling deftness in new arts and vocations which the hos pital schools are planning for the re turned soldier. Most of the "Blue Gowns" were re cruited from the instruction staffs of manual training schools and civilian hospitals. "Beside a table a young fellow la uniform was carving a conventional flower border on a wooden picture frame," says an official description of their work. "The design was his own and the work was his first piece. He was inclined to be clumsy because he was using his left hand. A 'Blue Gown' was ready to guide and advise him. As he becomes adept In left-handed carving he Is preparing for the time when he again will begin to draft, this time with his left hand. This mental concentration upon a new task is be lieved by doctors and psychologists to be a valuable antidote for discouragement. Los Angeles. R. D. Jacobs of Los Angeles says he is the cham pion Jonah niun of America. Here's why: While instructing his wife in the use of a revolver Mrs. Ja cobs accidentally shot her hus band in the shoul .r. While Jacobs was receiving treatment burglars entered the home and stripped the place. "The darned old thieves," wall ed Jacobs, "took everything of value except the revolver which caused all the trouble. Can you beat it?" Prosecutor Stubbs, who went with a former contingent of Mercer county boys to Camp Sherman, has qualified for the officers training camp at Camp Lee, Va. H s friends, and there are a host, are glad to note his advancement. Frank Petrie, with the Canadian Royal Flying Corps, w'jo was home on a brief furlough less than a fortnight since to say good-bye to home folks, is now on his way overseas. John Hone, of Liberty township, was in town Monday and said he heard of the safe arrival of his son, Sergeant Harry Hone, Co. G, 34th Eng. Corps. Harry Thomas' arrival overseas is also an nouueed. Edward Creeden, who has been in a war hospital in England as a result of a gunshot wound received April 20, while in service in France, lias written an in teresting letter to his brother Joshua, in care of his brother Charley in this city. He has been serving with the Canadian expeditionary forces, and is probably now on his way back to Canada minus his right leg. lie has seen much army life, having served 'n the Pbilipyins, at Honolulu and along the Mexican border thirteen years in all. His letter shows he would like to be back in the war game. He has the proverbial American cheerfulness and fighting spirit, and takes his medicine that way. His friends, however, are sorry to hear of bis mis fortune. TOWN THRILLED BY PREMATURE VICTORY A telegram late last Sunday evening, citing a great victory over the Germans and a capture of tour divisions, set the town wild, causing bells to be rung, old muskets to be brought into play, bon fires to be built and unloosed the most enthusiastic spirit that has been noted s-nce our country entered the world war. There was no confirmation of the tele gram, but once the thing got started there was no further questions asked, and the din kept up till theearly morning hours. People swarmed in from the country, and all celebrated with a vim. The morning papers failed to reveal the claims the telegram cited, though there was continued aggressive fighting along the French fronts by the Americans and their alllies with continued success since yesterday a week ago. The Bilter farm sells to pay the debts, July 27. It must sell. Be on hand at the court-house. Some one will get a bargain. CORNER STONE TO BE LAID ON AUGUST 4 Nothing preventi"g, the corner-stone of the new house of worship of the Cliu.ch of God, in the west end of town, will be laid Sundav afternoon, August 4. The progrim will be published later. . THE GRIM REAPER James Harms, a brother of Mrs. Ed L. Bryson, died at the home of his son, at Toledo, last Monday . A fire loss of $3,500, partly covered by insurance, resulted from a blaze that de stroyed the farm house of Ludwig Alt, in Liberty township, on the evening of the 17th. Some of the honsebold goods were saved. The fire originated from a defective flue. 106 acres will sell, and the balance of the 120 acres goes to the purchaser of the Bilter farm. IN COPID'S DOMAIN Orville Hardin and Miss Jiary And ress, well known young Rockford peo ple, were wedded at the M. E. Circuit parsonage in this city Saturday, Rev. Eley officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Fell, of Rockford, intimated friends of the cou ple. A wedding dinner was served the party at the parsonage. Mrs. Mary Monroe, aged 78, a pioneer resident of the county, died suddenly at tl.M tirim nf lltr Ultl ill thisritv ltmt "At the same open-air workshop one, Fri.,nv ,..,;,,., she had been in her man was knitting a scarf. One group usui health up until a couple days be of men, temporarily crippled, were, fore her death. The deceased is sur corvlng designs upon wooden blocks, vived by three sons Hugh, with whom and several were learning to weave up- she made her home, and John and James, on hand looms." residents of this township. I 1 - , 1 aApi.i.ma u-Hm IimI.1 VllMilau at T .1. ..., V, ruunmi"-n-" "Blue Gowns" were guiding electrical appllunces and administering the com plicated series of treatments that per fect the restoration work started by tha aurgoon at tho front Swamp College church. Take the best expert and look at the soil of the Hilter farm. See notice of administrator's of this property in an other column. In Honor of a Miami Select A very delightful day was spent at the home of Carl Boice and family on God frey He ghts, this citv, last Snnday, where frien-.s and relatives met to give a dinner in honor of Elmer West, of Covingtou, O., who was among the sixts-six who left for Camp Jackson, Charleston, S.C., yesterday. Those who participated of the excellent dinner were Mrs. Wm. West, s: n Arthur and daugh ter Pearl, John Martin and wife, ill of near Covington; Elmer Tharp, wife and sons Alva and Theodore, of Greenville; Frank Brown, wife and son Ellis, of near Troy; Elmer Brown, wife and sons Willie and Chester and daughter Anna, of Durbin; Roy Crouch, wife aud child ren, ol A. Marys; Carl Boice and family and Corenn BeU. a 1 of Celina. The afternoon was well spent in music, re freshments and boating. All departed wish ng that Mr. West be returned home s.de and soon. Sycamore, Elm, Cottonwood, 60 feet to the first litnh, is the character of the Bilter farm. Sells July 27. A descrip tion of the property will be found on another page under the head, "Admin istrator's sale of real estate."