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$1.50 The Democrat ii now f 1.50 per year in advance. Cincinnati Daily Pot and Democrat, both one year, $4.00 $1.50 The Demo, i at ii now $1.50 per year in advance. Cincinnati Daily Poet and Democrat, both one year, $4.00 H Brtabllth Mm. 1115. lltoliMlkCtllu.IHI(JNl4MwiMl-lH(MlLHltal. Volume 23, Number 17 . Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, August 2, 1918 Battering New Roads Through German Front Aim of Allied Artillery WITH THE AMARICAN ARMIES IN PRANCE, Ang.l (8 a. m.) American tuoops again last night at the apex of th allied advance on the lower portion of the Soissene-Rheims aai lent, storming the heights between Seringes and Sergy. They gained their objectives. The doughboys drove forward behind an American-made smoke cloud. They were preceded by a series of heavy rolling barrages. The advance was made possible by an allied attack in the sector directly east of the Americans, which cleared out a small German pocket. American troops, despite heavy Prussian counter attacks are holding their line thru Teringes, Sergy and in the south of Cierges. They withstood strong attacks from the German guards on Tuesday and Wednesday. At 9 o'clock Tuesday evening the Germans attacked on the entire American front, following a barrage, with infantry and machine gun charges. The Americans perfect fire dispersed all onslaughts, in flicting enormous losses. Prisoners said some German units were cut almost in half. After these assaults were beaten, the Germans attempted to fil ter into the American sector at Seringes. The Americans, not attempting resistance at first, surrounded the entire German out fit, not taken a single prisoner. The unit was annihilated. Gains south of Cierges by American forces anabled them to continue their advance against the German-held hills between Sergines and Sergy, capturing a German machine gun position in the woods outside Sergy. German prisoners expressed amazament at the deadliness of the American rifle barrages, which they said did damage equa to that done by machine guns. German artillery dumps and supply depots are continually being blown up by American artillery. The Germans are attempting a new "kamerad" stnnt. They shout and throw up their hands and when they are shot down ' grenades fall from tneir sleeves. . Americans cannot always take prisoners after violent hand- to-hand bayonet fighting or when charging machine guns. At Sercrv the Americans rescued 25 French civilians who were being starved by the Germans. Strong Attack Is Launched From Seringes to Cierges to Straighten Line WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON THE AISNE-MARNE FRONT, Aug. 1. The Franco-American forces on the mam battle front continued yesterday the process of straightening out thf line. Thev scored advances in this effort, the Americans nuahinc hevond Sercrv to within two kilometers of Chamery. The allied forces effected their progress against stubborn German resistance. Chamery, the town the Americans now are approaching, marks the spot where Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt fell to his death recently with his airplane. Out-flanking of Foe in Meuniere Wood and Severance of t. Rptwppn Romicnv and Ciereres. Obiect to Latest Assault. Turning Movement May Force Hun Retirement East of Fere-en-Tardenois. WE EI1LY REVIEW OF WAR The German are in retreat all along the entire front north of the Marne river. Entrapped last week in the Solssons-Rheims salient, an en emy force estimated at 500,000 has been incessantly hammered by the American, French and British forces, necessitating its retirement to avert extermination. The German crown prince and his generals are extricating their troops from dangerous positions as best they may. Reports from French headquar ters state that the Germans are car rying out extensive preparations for the evacuation of all the territory be tween the Marne and the Ourcq riv ers. Allied patrols already have reached sand crossed the Ourflq and penetrat ed the town of Fere-en-Tardenoie, one of the enemy's great supply bases. Meantime, on the center of the al lied right wing southwest of Rheims, violent attacks by the French have forced the enemy to give further ground and enabled the French to capture several towns and to draw their front appreciably nearer the highroad which runs northeastward from Dormans to Rheims. On the extreme wings of the grad ually decreasing pocket, near Sois sons and Rheims, the enemy, heavily reinforced, is holding tenaciously to his ground, realizing that successes there woudl result in a general crum bling of his plans of defense against the locking up of his entire armies Inside the big bag. In addition to the large number of troops for reinforce ment that have been thrown on these two sectors, the German long-range guns from the region north of Sols sons and north and northeast of Rheims are keeping both wings of the salient under a heavy enfilading Are. Where the Germans are in retreat from the south the cavalry has been brought into the fighting and numer ous tanks and machine guns in pro fusion are everywhere harrying the enemy, whose losses are heavy. Meantime airplanes are flying over the retreating hordes dropping bomb, while the big allied guns from the sides of the salient are keeping up their intensive firing from all an gles into the densely congested area. The retreat of the enemy has by no means become a rout, and so lon& as the picked troops around Soissohs and Rheims are able to keep well open the mouth of the bag through which the Germans are fallng back It is expected that the greater por tion of the armies of the crown prince will be successful in reaching in order the line where it is intended for them to turn and make a stand. Since the beginning of the great allied counter offensive an advance of more than 12 miles has been made from the point south of Chateau Thierry, where the offensive was launched. American and French forces have taken more than 30,000 prisoners in the drive, besides indict ing enormous casualties on the en emy. The provisional government at Omsk has assumed supreme author ity in Siberia and proclaimed Si beria's independence. It has annulled all Bolsheviki decrees and re-established the Siberian duma. Approval of these actions has been requested of the Vladivostok government. July 30. Notwithstanding the fact that the Germans have powerfully strengthened their battle line run ning across the Soissons-Rhelms sa lient with additional fresh reserves, the Franco-American troops have made further advances, taking the towns of Fere-en-Tardenois and Sergy after desperate engagements. Sergy changed hands four times. It is now held by the Americans. A Constantinople dispatch received at London states that Turkey has severed relations with. Germany. July 31. American troops in the Soissont - Rhedms sector advanced through a deadly barrage and pushed their lines forward about two miles. In view of the determined opposition of the enemy the advance is regarded as a brilliant operation. On other parts of the line the most noteworthy allied advance was the accomplish ment of the French in capturing Romlgny, on the easterly side of tae salient COLDWATER DOES HANDSOME THING ' A great crowd of people witnessed the raising of a 70-foot flag staff and the un furling of Old Glory at Coldwster last Tuesday evening and participated in the parade and exercises that followed big service flag was also raised, showing that Coldwater has her quoto of lads in the camps or overseas. The parade was almost as inspiring as the poll-raising. It was headed by the Celina-Cold water band, led by that prince of band-masteis, John B. Albert, follow ed by village officials, veterans, school children, Knights of St. John, Red Cross, civilian ladies, employes of their industries and citizens of Coldwater and and vicinity. This was followed by patriotic ad dresses by Mayor Morviliua, master of ceremonies; I. E. Antrim, of Van Wert, and Congressman B. F. Welty. of Lima This patriotic event at Coldwater will long be remembered with pride by those who participated in it. It was a fine tribute to Old Glory, to the boys who have gone forth to serve under its folds to and those who spent their time and means in making the celebration worthy the cause in which they are engaged. Coldwater never did a handsomer thing. THE GRIM REAPER (Daily Standard, Aug. 1.) Cornelius Maehlman was claimed by death Thursday morning at 6:20 o'clock at the home of his parents., Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Maehlman on East Market street Mr. Maehlman was a victim of tu- berculosos. Since the departure of his brother, Oscar, over-seas, grief for the enforced seperation has prey ed seriously upon his mind and ap parenty hastened his decline. He mourned constantly for the brother whom he knew he would never see again in life. He was born at Leipsic 42 years ago and came to Celina with his par ents when a small boy. Fraternally he was a member of the C. K. of O., the Knights of St. John, and Fratern. ai Order Eagles. Mr. Maehlman was well known and had many warm friends in Celina. For a number of years he was asso ciated with his father in the express office at Celina. Surviving are his father and mother, two sisters anl two brothers, Mrs. James Carlin, of Columbus, Mrs. John Wenning, of Ce lina, Oscar, who is in service over seas, and Charles, at home. Funeral services Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the Catholic church. Burial in the Catholic cemetesy. MEN OF DEFERRED CLASS SENT TO SYRACUSE.N.Y. Albert Wolf. Zeno Sadler, Cbaries Doran, John B. II el man, Edwin Pan ning, Koscoe Dellnyes and Arthur Stein, young men in the deferred classification, leave to-day for Syracuse, N.Y., where they are to report for guard duty. ARTISTIC DRESSING IS DUE OLD JOHN LL- ANNUAL MEETING COUNTY TEACHERS Get a Banner Fair Premium List Call at this office and get a premium list and see what you can do to make your fair - more interesting. They can be bad lor the asking. Get busy. Chas. E. Rhoades. acred 25, a well nown young faru er residing near Rock ford, died at his home there last Mon- ay. Death was due to tuberculosis. The deceased is survived by bis wile and one child. Funeral services were held from the Stringtown church Wed nesday, Rev. C. S. Johnson conducting the service. JUNIOR C. E. CAMP A temperance program will be ren dered at the Evangelical Church in this city next Sunday evening, beginning promptly at 8 o'clock. This service will be given under the auspices of the Young People's Alliance. Those who e present at the flag service a few weeks ago can form an idea of the char acter of the coming entertainment There will be temperance songs, tem perance talks, temperance recitations, temperance readings in fact, the aim cf tiie entire program will be to show up in its true character the evils of the liquor traffic. The W.C.T.U. of Celina and of the county are invited as special guests; also the officials and members of the Dry Federation of Mercer comity. The pub ic, including saloon keepers, is cordial ly invited. This will be a gathering for all and all shonld be interested in such a program. The program follows: Song Congregation Scriptnre reading Rev. Browns Prayer Rev. Stedcke Song Free Land" Male chorus "A Case (or Charity" Paul Dull "The Triple Pledge" Arthur Smith "Tom Jones" Herbert Futnphrey Song, Somebody's Boy' trances Kyp. kemtna and Laura Jjollenoacber "A Boy's Pledge" Earl Roettger "The Pitcher and the H-e" Dillon Stedcke "Salvation from the Saloon" Leon Roettger Son ir. "To the Rescue" Hattie Rypkemma's Class "Vote as You Pray, Brother!" Carrie Bollenbacher "The Liquor Traffic; How to Kill It" Floyd Stedcke "The Saloon-Keeper's Sigeboard". . Edith Hellwarth Song. "The Saloon Must Go" Male cuorus "Papa's Kisses" Retta Stedcke "The Fence and the Ambulance". . Ulala Smith Son?. "Keep the Ball a Rolling" . Male cnorus "Saved" Veda Browns Evening offering "A Plea for Rum" Carl Johnson Benediction Rev. C. S. Johnson The annual meeting of the Mercer county teachers association will be held in the auditorium in the city building in this city from August 26 to 30, inclusive. Prof. J. L. Ciiffton. of Columbus, and Dr. Nathan C. Schaeffer, of Harrisburg, Pa., have been secured for instructors. Mr. Ciiffton needs no introduction to Mercer county teachers. Dr. Schaeffer superintendent of public instruction of Pennsylvania, and is recognized as one of America's greatest educators. Institutes are regarded as more neces sary this year than ever before, and tbt promises to be one of the very best. Every teacher of the county should be present at every session, is the word be ing passed down the line by the associa tlon's ouicers. CORNER-STONE LAYING OF CHURCH OFGOD POSTPONED The laying of the corner stone of the new house of worship of the Church of God in this city, has been postponed one cises of the day open at 10:30 a. PIONEER MEET NEXT THURSDAY Following is the program of the thirty-sixth aunual session ot the Mercer County Pioneer Association, which will be held at the fair-ground at this eitr next Thursday, the 8th. Everybody is welcome. Come, bring your dinners nd enjoy s good social time. The exer- week on account of securing material The date of the dedication has now been set for Sunday, August 11, at 2:30 p.m. CHAUTAUQUA WAS SPLENDID SUCCESS IMPORTANT MEETING OF DRYS TO-MORROW CHURCH OF GOD The services at the Tabernacle in this city next Sunday is as follows: Sunday- school at 9 a.m.. W. R. Thomas, Supt. Preaching service at 10:30 a.m. Junior Endeavor at 6 p.m. Senior Endeavor at 8 p.m. The pastor, Kev. t urner, announces there will be no service at Neptune on account of the small-pox quarantine. The dry federation will meet at the headquarters on Saturday, August 3, at at 2 p.m. All members are urged to be present; also the men in the townships who are looking after the polling of the voters. W. E. Turner, Chairman A. H. Roebuck, Secretary. MORE SELECTS LEAVE NEXT WEEK Seventeen more selects will leave for camp next week, going to the Columbus barracks for their training. This tingent is taken from what remains of Class 1. Mendon people are to have charge of the exercises that will precede the de parture of the boys over the Cincinnati at 2:45 Thursday afternoon. Herman Wimmer Clarence Fetters Jesse Rush Samuel E. Fetters John H. Burden Aloys Uppenkamp Roy White Peter Obringer Joseph Mescher Henry Frye Clem King Harry Keopple Victor Bruns Christopher Yaney Jesse Counterman Orva Carr Edward Kittle RED CROSS IS $50 BETTER OFF Celina's first five-day Community Chautauqua enme to a close last Sunday with a fine program and splend d crowds morning and evening. Despite the in' clement weather throughout the week, the attendance was remarkable, but Ce lina is first, last and all the time a Chau tauqua community and was only keeping up her reputation. Programs of former Celina Chautau- quas have continued from ten days to two weeks, but this five-day affair has proven very popular and there is a call for more. The talent this year was up the high standard set by former meet' ings. a lew old lavorites were seen again, and they met a hearty welcome, as did those making their initial bow. Celina was this year introduced to her first lady platform manngrr in the per son of Miss Elizabeth Gibb.and the nov elty was to her liking. Miss Gibb in troduces her talent in a pjain, matter-of- fact-way and leaves her audiences to pass upon their merits, a plan that might be adopted by others of that calling without the least injury to their reputation. The business end of her company's affairs are taken care of in the same manner. Morning Session Opening exercises ..Rev. A H. Roebuck welcome address.... Rev. W. E. Turner Sons Rock ford Male Quartet Annual reports of secretary and treas urer. Election of officers. Noon recess until 1:30 Afternoon Session Song Male Quartet Incidents in Pioneer Life Mrs. Eleanor Townsend Recitation Miss Martha Hansel Song Male Quartet Address Rev. G. W. Boroff Song Mrs. Eleanor Townsend The Switzer's Song of Home Miscellaneous talks. RED CROSS AND II C. GET PRAISE A Paulding county lad, wounded in battle in France, a nephew of Mesdames Chas. Dietrick and Sberon Houts of this city, writes interestingly of his hospital experience. Those who sneer at the ef forts of the Red Cross, K. C. and other war activities when they are asked to dig down in their pockets should read the young soldier's letter appended. Camp Hospital, in France, June 16th, 1918. Dear Friends: I have not heard from you for some time, but as I have not been with the company I have not re- ceived any mail, and I have not been able to write for some time, as the com pany had been very busy. Well mother, I think you mnst have received the last letter, but will write this one. Hor e you do not get nervous wnen you read it, as I had The week of Adgust 12 is the time set for the boys camp of the Mercer County Christian Endeavor Juniors, which wil be held at Celina on the Lake. All boys who are planing to take in this camp shoud give their names to their Junior Superintedent not later than this coming Sunday. For detais of the camp, such as cost camping equipment to take along can be had irom me junior superin tendents this coming Sunday at the egular meetings, or from Rev. F. H. Snavely who will have the camp in charge. OUND DEAD IN PORCH SWING Joe Kohn, the well known Main street harness dealer, received a telephone message yesterday afternoon from Gro ver Hill, this state, informing him of the sudden demise of his brother's wife, Mrs. Dave Kohn, who was lound dead, sitting in a porch swing. MISSIONARY POTATO HA VEST Next week the Sunday-schools of the Church of God Circuit will have their annual missionary potato har vest, when each person is 10 Dring their potato crop that they planted in the spring as an offering of potatoes or cash. A prize will be offered to the person having raised the most pounds from one potatoe. A special entertain ment will be given with the harvest, to which the public is Invited. The meetings are as follows: Fairview, Tuesday night; Mt. Carme, Wednes day night; Tabor, Thursday night; Pleasant View, Friday night. Bills Out for Executor's Sale Auctioneer P. C. Knox was in town yesterday having bills printed for the sale cf the real and personal property of the late M try L. Fast, on the Mud pike, five and a half miles west of this city, on Saturday, Anguat 24. Mr. Knox is ex ecutor of this estate. Local Briefs H. F. Benner, of Lightsville, Darke county, junior member ot the firm of Snyder & Benner, auctioneers, with headquarters at Ft. Recovery, made this office a call Tuesday. Tbe firm's busi ness card will be found on another page. Ex-Auditor John btembrunner was appointed a member of Council to suc ceed J. L. Morrow, advanced to the May oralty, at an adjourned session Wednes day evening. The appointment was im mediately confirmed. While racing with a traction car on the Western Ohio, near St. Marys last Sunday night, in an automobile, S. A. Trauns, of Lima, hit and killed a horse driven by Will. Koenig and. demolished the buggy. The car driven by Trauns was also badly damaged. The local telephone company has of fered its services, without cost, to the employment service of the Stat depart ment of labor, to aid farmers in securing help. If you need help call up Miss Goggin of the local telephone exchange and she will send your wants on to its proper destination. Otto Trisel, of Blarcreek townsh'p, and his neighbor Frank Harb, were among our bu-iness callers Friday, the former becoming a new reader of The Democrat as well as Cincinnati Daily Post. Otto raised some wheat tl-is year and was pleased with results, getting 520 bushels off 18 acres. Unlike some fallows with bristles, he thinks 42. 10 a bushel a pretty good price. Mrs. Ed Kessler, residing in the west end of town, was adjudged insane after a hearing in the probate court last Wed nesday morning. Seven years ago the unfortunate woman lost her reason, but she was returned home in a few months aDDarentlv well. Her present trouble has been of slow growth, but she finally l.ecame so violent that it was found nec- As a result of the Community Chau tauqua that came to a close at Mercelina park last Sunday, tbe county Red Cross organization is $50.00 better off. Tbe statement of the local managers of the enterprise shows this was accomplished, however, only through the donation of their time and the help of many without any remuneration whatever. Jibe re port reads: Tickets received irom company Adult 1008 Youth 256 Tickets returned to company Adult 467 Youth 176 Tickets sold Adult 541 Youth 80 Value of tickets sold 449 adult at 81.65 $740 85 92 adult at SI. 10 101 20 75 youth at 83c 62 25 5 youth at 55c 2 75 Total 1907 05 Cash turned over to com pany $907 05 Single admissions 223 55 Total receipts $1130 60 Season tickets and war tax... $907 05 War tax 86 96 Balance $820 09 Guarantee 800 00 Balance to be divided 20 09 Share to Red Cross . $10 07 Share of Red Cross '.rom single admissions 50 00 Cancessions 4 00 Total $64 04 Expenses, lumber, lights, piano, &c $14 04 For Red Cross $50 00 a little arn- If there was anything out of joint, it was dent and got wounded. We had a tattle tell it to Miss Gibb. wlth the Boches, our friends the Ger- The people were pleased with theprog- .w went w" the toP De I mntr ann man an arfalr .. A O u.ut vm ,uUl, BUU when hey saw us coming, ha! ha! von ought to have seen them rnn. They were worse than a bunch of scared mice when you turn a nice big cat in with them. When we get to their trenches they stuck up their helmets and cried. Kamerad! Kamerad! ' We killed and captured a nice big bunch of 'em, but as tor me, ai;er we made the attack the Boche but the big guns on, as it was not until the second night after we made the drive. I started back to eet some water for the other boys, and had to go through a barrage. Then is when I got hit, and as luck would have it, I was hit on the helmet. The piece of sharpnel cut a hole in it and the helmet is all that saved my life. I was taken to a dressing sta tion and then sent to a French Hospital, and went through an operation there, andthen was sent to an American one. where they all spoke English and had the Red Cross girls, and there is where we get the bet of care. So do not be worried because I am getting along fine. I was in the U. S. Hospital about four days ann had two more operations. I have been here about three weeks now and fo feeling fine. Will soon be ready to go back to the company. But mother, we lost our commander. Capt. Mosier, so I do not know who has charge of it now. There were several killed and wounded. Well, tell Cora and all of the rest that I will let them know how I am getting along as soon as I can but I lost all of the add. esses and will have to wait un til they write to me again. So if yon will let aunt Elsie and Aunt Loel know it so they will write to me. Tell Gladys and father that I will be well by the time you get this letter. I don't know mure about the last letter ! hat was written to you because I did nol write it myself. One of t-e Red Cross girls wrote it for me. Mo. her, if you have a good word to say t any one about anybody please do not forget the Red Cross girls in France, because if it was not for them just think what would happen to tbe soldiers that get wounded and are sent to the hospi tal. The name of the nurse that has the ward tht I am in is Miss Baxter, and the other girl belongs to one of the richest families in the U. S. A. Her name is Miss Strauthbury. And they will either one do anything in the world for ns. Miss Strauthbury bring us cho colate and several things from town and the other Red Cross girls bring us cigar ettes every day, and the K. of C. brings us a great deal of tobacco and sweets' I mean the Knights of Columbus. Well, J will have to ring off for this time as my eyes are weak and I have to wear glasses now. Tell every one that I will soon be well again. With love and best wishes to all. From your son, BASIL WOOTEN, Co. K. 28th Infy. ram and the management, and no better evidence could be adduced to prove it than the ease with which signers were garnered for a meeting next year. And The Democrat is glad to chronicle this information. LIFE SMUFFEDOUT BY BOLT LIGHTNING Earl Landfair, residing in Blackcreek township, near Chattanooga, was in stantly killed by a bolt of lightning last Sunday afte. noon while visiting at the home of a friend over the line in Indiana. Mr. Landfair, in company with the men with whom he was visiting were out look ing at some stock when the storm broke, and the former was leaning aeainst a wire fence when he received the stroke that ended his life. But a moment be fore they were ta'king of going to the house on account of the approaching rain, lhe other men were stunned but not injured. The deceased is the second of Frank Landfair of this city and was 24 years old. He leaves a wife. A infant child of the couple passed away only asho-t time since. He is also survived by a brother Stanley Landfair and two sisters. THE BANNER FAIR NOT FAR AWAY No small amount of credit for the suc cess of the Celina Chautanqua just closed is due Supt. Pogue, George Weber, Nor ris Monroe and Clyde Spriggs. There were othe. s who didtheir bit, but the a-4-said were the fellows who put their shoulders to the wheels of the Chautau qua chariot when the going was not so promising and the road was paved with indifferent and almost immovable ob jects. We doff our last summer's straw essary to again commit her to the loledo t0 them and may their tribe increase hospital, wnere sue was liuineuiairiy taken after the examination. The large barn on the George Wag ner farm, four miles north of town, was burned to the ground last Tues day morning. Four horses were re moved safely from the burning struc ture bv men threshing grain on the place. The contents of the building, WU1UI1 IUUUUCU tn"-"-J v ,NU1 olAMft iris CAarl af tti hay, seventy-five bushes of wheat and the accident ano tojd of the mishap and tools, were licked up by the flames, os the intoxicated condition of the men. More Troubled Boosters Portland vSun Fonr Kokomo men got into trouble in crossing Jay county late Saturday evening. The party had been to Celina anc seemingly had taken too much of the reservoir water, and when near Penn viile upset their automobile in a ditch. Rev. Hogan and famity of Pennville. happ?ned along the road at the time The barn, owned by the Wagner heirs was insured. The tenant, Fred Smith, had no insurance on his share of the contets. Spontaneous combustion is given as the cause of the fire. ey fined $5.00 and costs. to Portland and Toe Ward a 12 year old boy residing in the weat end of town, had his right arm fractured Monday while at play. The greatest of Mercer county events. the Banner Fair, is now right at hand the dates, August 19 to 23, are only a couple of weeks distant. This is the 51st annual fair. Lay your plans now and get all set .o attend one day or every day of the fair. Make exhibits in one or several depart ments, and realize expenses or profits while you are enjoying the sights and visiting with relatives and friends. In fact, the Banner Fair has long since be come one hig tamily reunion. In face of all conditions, the fair this year gives promise of being one of tbe best ever held. For months the Fair Board has been busy planning and ar ranging for the many features of this great agricultural exhibition. Inquiries about entries in all departments have been made in far greater numbers than in previous years, and demands for space havs crowded the capacity of the halls and grounds. Some mighty good races for each day are on the program, and early entries in dicate that the events will be better than the exceptionally exciting races last year. bpeciai attractions will be manv. and promise to be entertaining. Wednesday will be Patriotic Day. A. P. Sandles and Frank B. Willis will be the principal speakers of the day. Bands will render thrilling patriotic airs, and there will be a profusion of bunting and nags to greet the eye. Every automo. bile and vehicle will be decorated and the vast crowd will do homage to th Heioes in France and other foreign lands. There is no war tax on admissions to county fairs. Same old price prevails $1.00 for family ticket; 25 cents for sin gle admission. There will be pleasure, profit and rec reation and fun for everybody, old and young, at the Banner Fair. Make your arrangements now to attend one day or all week. The Banner Fair Board here by extends you a most personal and cor dial invitation to come. Bring your friends! Wm. Wiley, Sec'y, Coldwater. O. Soi, Shock, Pres't, Rock ford, O. Odds and ends sale of low shoes and oxfords is going on now at Big Peter's. Norman Faber, of Portland, Ind., was arrested and locked up last Tues day evening on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. He was fined $5.00 and costs. From the amount of boozers that get over here, Indiana must be a land of parched throats. I lAmongSoldierLads Hugh Weis, the young linotype opera tor of the Daily Standard, was at Day ton the first of the week in response to an order to appear there for examination before one of the draft boards. Earl Morningstar, a Ft. Recovery vet erinary, was in Celina last Saturday to offer his services, in the line of bis pro- tession, to tue government. He bled an enlistment application with a local bureau. Three hundred thousand more select ed men will be called to tbe colors dar ing this month, according to present plant of the provost marshal general.