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No! Permilted to Remain In City
of Archangel.
Conflict Between Entente Forces In
the Murmansk Region and Com
bimd Finnish and Germpn Troops
Is Imminent Latter Moving To
ward Petchenga on the Coast.
Principles of Brest Treaty Ratified.
Copenhagen, July 31. The allied
embassies, which recently left Vo
logda for Archangel, were not per
mitted to remain in Archangel, and
have arrived in KandalasUa. Russian
The embassies left Vologda July 25
in response to a message of M. Tchl
tcherin, Bolshevik foreign minister at
Bearing, that they were in great dan
ger and that a bombardment of Vo
logda was threatened for the next
day. He urged the embassies to come
to Moscow, but the ambassadors de
cided to proceed to Archangel, where
they expected to communicate with
their governments.
At Archangel the soviet, acting un
der orders from Moscow, refused to
permit the foreign representatives to
remain, but placed two small Russian
ships at their disposal and aboard
these they left July 28, escorted by a
Russian trawler, on an uneventful
voyage across the 'White sea. On the
night they were leaving Archangel it
was reported that the Moscow gov
eminent had ordered that the sailing
of the ambasfadors be prevented.
A conflict between entente forces
in the Murmansk region and com
bined Finnish and German troops is
imminent near iinaresjeen, according
to passengers on the first steamer to
arrive at Vardoe, Norway, from Arch
angel, since the autumn of 1917. The
Germans are reported to be inovin?
tBward Petchenga, on the coast, from
Enaresjeen and are repairing a road
built some years ago by the Russr.
Finnlsh government. It Is believed
the entente forces are constructing a
road from Petchenga to Saltijaervi to
meet the foe half way.
The German-Russian commission,
considering the principles of the
Brest-Litovsk treaty, have agreed
upon the general terms of the cove
nant, according to Swedish press re
Price of Cuban Sugar For 1919
About to Be Fixed.
New York, July 31. The price to
be paid in the United States for Cu
ban sugar next year has been re
ferred to representatives of the two
governments for determination at a
conference of American and Cuban
sugar Interests t be held in Wai'li-lng-ton
next week, according: to a
satciiient issued here by Georgo M.
Jtolh, chairman of the international
Call U
In connection with our merchandise display on the second floor of the
Art Hall at the Banner Fair this year, we are going to have a Patriotic Display
and would like to have a photograph of every Mercer County Soldier Boy that
has left for the front to use in this display.
We already have a number of photos that the Boys brought to our store
when they left for camp. Others have been received in reply to letters mailed
to parents and relatives. But we find that we are unable to reach all by
mail, and as we are anxious to have every Mercer County Boy in the service
represented, we kindly ask all who have not received a letter from us to
please mail or bring a photograph to our store by the 10th of August.
We will take good care of these photos and return them to your address
after the Fair.
P.S. Please write name and address on back of Photo.
North Main Street,
Eu.-nr committee.
While the international sugar com
mittee recognized the need of meet
ing the Increased coot of production
in Cuba, shown in a brief iiled with
the 'omniittee by Cuban representa
tives to amo'wit to mor? than half a
cent a pound, Mr. Itolph's statement
taid that "on account cf the diverg
ence of views of the members of the
Cuban mission from the views of the
members of the international sugar
committee as to the price, it was de
cided to refer the question to both
governments in the hoe that an
early and mutually satisfactory ad
justment of price may be made "
The statement goes on: "The pros
pective increased cost in Cuba for
producing the crop of 1S19, however,
as outlined by the Cuban mission,
would mean the addition to the price
of sugar in the United States of a full
cent a pound based on the previous
Cuban contract now in effect."
New German Ambassador
to the Russian Republic.
Man Whose Sire Is Captain in Hun
Army Seeks Enlistment With
Denver, Colo. In making applica
tion for the privilege of fighting with
the American army in France, Eugene
Casper, twenty-two, told Denver re
cruiting officers he would not hesitate
to fire against a certain unit of the
German army, of which his father is
captain nnd In which two of his broth
ers are fighting. Casper, who has been
in the United States less than three
years, has received only his first pa
pers In nnturnllzntion. He will not be
admitted to military service at once,
lie is a son of Cnpt. Gustav Casper,
of the German army. David Holz
worth, a resident of Denver, former
captain in the kaiser's army, and nn
uncle of young Casper, litis 8 son in
this American army.
There is no government tax on admis
sions to county fairs. Same old prices
will prevail at the Ilanner Fair $1.00
for family ticket; 25 cents for singles.
Big Peter says if you knew what he
knows you would buy your winter shoes
now. I got about half enough for Mer
cer county, and I also Kot enough work
shoes for the whole county.
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mous old remedy for all forma of Ec
zema and skin diseases. Sanol la a
guaranteed remedy. Get a 86. large
trial bottle at the drus at ra. tdr.
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Los Angeles, Cal. Called
here from Detroit to testify in
the federal court, Miss Olive
Kidder brought along her knit
ting needles and yarn, and while
waiting to be called to the stand
knitted a dozen pairs of socks
for Uncle Sara's soldiers in
trance. A
Looked Like Food So They Tried
to Eat It.
Now Have Remarkable Regard for the
American Digestive Ap
paratus. Paris. One of the struggles In
which the French soldiers became in
volved when the Germans swept across
the Alsne between Soissons and Reims
was with chewing gum. I refer to
Chicle Americnnus, the to us well
known vegetable product which may
be found adhering to the underside of
desks, to shoe soles, and to trouser
seats throughout the United States.
The self-same article that at once
solaces the weary shop girl nnd the
tired business man who endeavors
therewith to conceal the fume of the
drinks that cheer.
An American ambulance train was
operating in the general region of the
drive, nnd the army post exchanges
established and operated for it by the
Y. M. C. A. were well supplied with
the things which are necessary to the
comfort physical and mental of the
American soldier. The Ked Triangle
officials had established a storehouse
to supply these exchanges, and' a car
load of supplies had been shipped to it
Just before the Germans 6tarted their
drive. The cnrload carried besides
chocolate, tobacco, canned goods,
cookies, etc. a considerable quantity
of chewing gum.
When the drive started the Red Trl
angle workers available started out
with what they could carry to serve
the men to whom they were attached
The storehouse was left deserted. As
the French retired they foraged to
keep supplies from falling Into , en
emy hands, using what they could and
destroying the rest.
The Pollus who came upon the
chewing gum like most Frenchmen
were totally unfamiliar with It. They
knew only that It looked like food,
was wrapped like food, and was stored
wilh other things they knew to be
food. They ventured further and tried
it, stuffing the entire contents of a
package Into their mouths at one
time. It tasted like food, so after a
brief period of mastication they es
sayed to swallow it. Too many of
them succeeded. While no eerlous
casualties resulted the Pollus were in
spired with a remarkable regard for
American digestive apparatuses and
considerable awe for American edibles.
Man Tries for Three Years to Join,
and Leaves In 30 Minutes When
Chance Cornea.
Pasadena, Cal. Louis Desehamps Is
a. Frenchman and a patriot.
Illness has kept Louis from the bat
tle front for three and a half years,
but he kept persevering nnd recently
succeeded passing a physical exam
llintlon. Then, Just SOjidnutej before
SO draft men were to leave Pasadena
for American Lake, Desehamps ap
peared before draft officials of ex
emption board No 2.
"I've passed my examination," he
shouted. "What are my chances for
"Tour chances are fine," was the
answer, "if you can get ready in
thirty minutes."
Desehamps chartered a high-powered
automobile, closed up his busi
ness affairs in record time and was
the second of the drafted men to board
the train.
Former Mail Clerk, 6 Feet 5!2 Inches
Tall, Enlists In Service at
Baltimore, Md. Uncle Sam now has
6 feet 5Vi inches of real U. S. marine,
ne is Carroll William Doggett, twenty
five years old, a mail clerk of thlii
When the 77 inches of humanity
strolled Into the local recruiting sta
tion, the officers in charge had the
shock of their young lives.
After some little difficulties, which
Included bumping his head on the elec
tric light fixtures in the ceiling, the
lengthy caller managed to get down
into a chair.
Upon examination he was told he
was 3 Inches too tall and 26 pounds
underweight. So Doggett got busy
and after much work and worry ar
ranged for a waiver from Washington.
He Is the tallest man in the marine
corps. .
Making Greek Cheese.
Madison, Wis. Three factories In
this state are now manufacturing
Greek cheese. The factories are lo
cated at Milwaukee, Janesville and
Shawano. The manufacturers are con
fident that the work has passed the
experimental stage. They are making
two varieties Feta nnd Mynzethra.
Garment Workers Reject Ofier.
Cleveland, July 29. Striking gar
ment workers rejected a proposal by
Cleveland manufacturers to name a
board of inquiry of nine members to
endeavor to adjust the dispute that
threatens to tie up completely the
garment industry here. Federal Medi
ator A L. Faulkner agreed with offi
cials of the garment workers' union
that "impossible conditions" were at
tached to the plan of the manufac
turers. To Check Rent Profiteering.
Cleveland, July 31. The United
States government will create a fed
eral housing board here within two
weeks to check rent profiteering, it is
announced by Chairman John M.
Sulzmann of the city rent beard. Two
hundred landlords have been called
before the board following com
plaints by tenants that their rents
had been increased.
Aimed at Married Men.
Columbus, July 30. Acting on ad
vice from Washington, state draft
headquarters instructed local draft
boards of Ohio to place In class one
all married registrants without chil
dren whose wives are making enough
salary to sustain themselves.
Minister Loses Life.
Alliance, O., July 29. Rev. Abner
A. Gruber, 60, pastor of the Metho
dist church at Jefferson, was instant
ly killed when his auto was hit by u
Stark Electric interurban car. Ho waa
formerly pastor of churches at Cleve
land, East Liverpool and Barberton.
Fair comes next. What is nicer and
easier than a pair of low shoes of some
kind. We have them fr.'in 49c aud up.
Do not suffer with your feet when you
can buy nometliiug for less than a dollar
at Dig Pete's.
French Soldier Tells How Huns
Fed Prisoners Food Even
Dogs Refused.
Rendered Half Insane by Hunger Man
Fight Among Themselves for
Scraps of Food Sawdust
and Straw In Bread.
Bangor, Me. In contrast with the
anxiety or willingness of the German
Boldler to fall captive to the allies, so
often manifested, is the declaration of
Quston Julian Dcfolrdt of Woousocket,
R. I., now visiting relatives here, that
he would much rather die fighting on
the front line than to go through such
pnins and miseries aa he endured in
two years spent In a German prison
camp. Defoirdt, who Is twenty-four
and well educuted, was visiting In
France when the war came and very
soon he was in the ranks. On the sec
ond day of his service at the front he
was wounded in the left ear by a frag
ment of shrapnel and three days later
ho was taken prisoner.
With many other prisoners he was
sent to the rear, and there they were
londed like so many cnttle fnto freight
cars and started on a seven days' ride
to the prison camp at Altengrabow.
"At every way station where the
train stopped," says Defoirdt, "the
German people gathered round and
threw stones and spat In our faces.
We were subjected to all sorts of In
sults. Many of us were wounded, yCt
we got no attention whatever, being
given scarcely food enough to keep us
alive and made to sleep on the floors
of the dirty freight cars.
"When finally we found ourselves In
the German prison camp conditions
were worse rather than better. There
were about 25,000 men at Altengrabow,
all nationalities mingled. We were
guarded by Sermon soldiers who had
been Incapacitated for service at the
front nnd who on account of their
wounds were revengeful toward us.
Dogs Refused Prison Fare.
"It would be difficult to picture In
words the awful conditions prevailing
in that camp. Our diet consisted for
the most part of hot water and de
cayed vegetables they called It soup,
Sometimes we were, given herbs mixed
with grass to eat. Under such treat
ment the strongest men soon fell sick
and were scarcely able to move about,
The smell of this soup often was eo
nauseating that men held their noses
while eating it. Dogs would take one
sniff at it and refuse to eat
At times the men became so des
perately hungry that they caught and
ate rats and even a dog. Occasionally
we were given herring broth, made by
boiling whole, uncleuned herrings into
a thin liquid, the heads, bones and
scales of the fishes being served with
the rest. One of the prisoners was op-
erated on for appendicitis after his
transfer and four herring heads were
found lodged in his Intestines.
"I have seen prisoners, rendered half
Insane by hunger, fighting among them'
selves for bits of food. If one's ra
tlons were stolen or taken from him by
force and he complained to the guard
the answer would be: 'Why, are you
not all friends allies? Surely there
can be nothing to complain of.' When
the neutral commission would visit the
enmps the prisoners would be given a
short cut of frankfurter sausage and
a lump of bread, so that It might ap
pear that they were fairly well fed.
Sawdust Bread.
"This bread contained all sorts of
stuff, such as potato peelings, straw
and sawdust. All prisoners were made
to sign papers jndicating their willing
ness to work. If they refused to sign
they were severely punished.. The men
supposed that they were to engage in
farm work, but were sent to coal
mines, salt mines and munitions fac
tories.' I refused to work In a muni
tlons factory and was tied to a post
for three hours. One group of pris
oners who persistently refused to
work were told that they would be
shot and were placed under a special
guard. At the end of 11 days, during
which they momentarily expected to
be executed, they were told that their
lives would be spared.
"While in prison I slept on the same
cot for 18 months and In all that time
the straw was not changed. When I
left the straw was as fine as dust and
alive with vermin. After 18 months
at Altengrabow I was transferred to
Mersburg. After an exchange of pris
oners had been effected I was taken to
Constance, where I was provided with
a new suit of clothes and was well fed
and kindly treated for eight days be
fore being turned over o the allies. I
uppose this was done in the hope that
In my new comfort and the Joy at be
ing released I might forget the past.
"In Switzerland I was taken In
charge by the Red Cross nnd kept In
the hospital there for 14 months. Had
the Germans given me proper treat
ment for my wound I would have re
covered In a few weeks; as It was,
after years of neglect, dirt, semistar
vation nnd hard work, I was In such
condition when released that for a
time my life was despaired of. Even
now, after the best efforts of the Red
Cross physicians and nurses, the left
side of my face Is partially paralyzed
and I can sea but little with my left
On and after July 1, 1918, The Demo-
crat and Cincinnati Daily Post, both one
year, will be 94. OO.
Woman's rnend is a Large Trial
Bottle of Sanol Prescription. Fine
for black heads, Eczema and all
rough skin and clear complexion. A
real skin Tonic. Get a 8 So Trial Bot
tle at the drug store, adv.
Have you enlisted in the army of savers
for your country and yourself T Buy Wa
Savings Stamps.
Salem, O. Enemy agents are
blamed for an Insect pest which
has reduced Butler township's
bumper wheat crop to much less
than normal The ravnges of
the Insect have been tremen
dous. Last winter the farmers
now remember an aged man of
German extraction was ob
served wandering about the
township visiting wheat fields
to the exclusion of others, and
apparently digging In them with
his hands, as If burying some
thing In the solL
Yankees Take Weapons
Turn Them on Hun.
Run Out of Ammunition and
Night Raid on Trenchea
for More.
With the American Army In France.
Turning "Heinle's" own machine
trans back on him is the newest and
favorite stunt in a certain American
The boys Just stumbled onto this
sport, and they like it
Recently in raids the boys brought
back some German machine guns, aftei
driving the Germans away from theli
own strongholds.
"Why not nse these German guns
on the Helnles?" one thinking dough
boy asked his pals.
"You're crary; we haven't any am
munition that'll fit them."
"Why can't we go over and gel
some?" replied the thinker.
"Never thought of that" replied ta
others; "we're on."
That night they raided the German
trenches and brought back plenty ol
ammunition and another German ma
chine gun. Next day the guns wen
playing on the "Heinles."
"They're darned good machine
guns," said one chap enthusiastically,
"but the Helnles don't know how U
nse them. We do, though. We're get
ting a little low on ammunition. Guesi
we'll have to run over to Germany to
night and make 'em hand out eomt
The boys see to it that their pett
get a scrubbing up once In a while, too
Photo shows a Canadian giving his pet
a much-needed wash during a re
from the line.
Many Natives In Western Part
Country Perish From Lack
of Food.
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Seattle, Wash. Nearly one hundred
natives of the Kuskokwlm mining dis
trict of Western Alaska died thli
spring from want of food, accordlni
to officers of a Seattle schooner whlcl
arrived here recently after carrylni
supplies to the North. Last wlnte)
was so severe, the officers said, that
the natives were unable to bunt oi
The seamen said they rescued twelv
miners from starvation at Good News
The twelve had lived on moss until
the arrival of the schooner, which wa
delayed by the late breaking up oi
Behring Ice.
War Costs Europe 12,500,000 Poten
tlal Lives an Expert
' Reports.
London. The war has caused th
belligerent countries of Europe th
loss of not less than 12,500,000 poten-
tlal lives because of the decrease lr.
the number of births resulting frou
the war, says Sir Bernard Mallet, reg
lstrar general of Great Britain. Thli
country, he asserts, has lost In these
potential lives 650,000 children. H(
believes that other belligerent coun
tries have suffered In this respect more
than has Great Britain. Sir Bernard
estimated that every day of the wai
means a loss of 7,000 potential lives of
children to the United Kingdom,
France, Italy and the central powers.
Remember, Wednesday, August 21,
will be Patriotic Day at the Banner Fair.
Frank B. Willis and A. P. Sandlea will
speak. Everyone is urged to be present
and to decorate their automobiles and
vehicles with flags and bunting. Let
Ihere be every evidence of patriotic
When you have the back ache the
llvor or kidneys are sure to be out of
gear. Try Sanol It does wonders for
the liver, kidneys and bladder. A
trial 35c bottle of Sanol will convince
you. Get it at the drug store, adv.
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Bluffton Evening Banner.
The Evening Banner is mighty sorry
to see the clothing firm of Solinger &
McKirnan quit business in Bluffton and
there will be mighty host of people in
this county of the same mind. Ben
Solinger has been with ns a long time,
and has lots of friends. For many years
he was one of the city's chief boosters,
snd could always be counted on to do
his bit. When he went to Detroit a few
months ago, it was thought some dav h
might come tuck and again take up the
burdens of life with ns. With the sale
of the stock, this wish is practically gone
glimmering. When be left he took In
as his partner Ed McKirnan, who had
clerked for him some yesrs, and a finer
ooy aoes not live anywhere. "Eddie"
has a host of friends, is a clothing man
who knows his business and has kept the
tore up to Its standard since Mr. Solin
ger left. Ed comes in the draft and is
going to do his bit for Uncle Sam. This
is the only rea on for the firm polnir out
of business in Bluffton. Its purely a
case of the war aid nothing else. After
aa has rone through the sorrows and
successes of the war it is hoped he may
return to Bluffton where be Is snrely
appreciated and respected.
The secretary of the Banner Fair urges
the boys in the pig contest to nersnade
their pigs to make hogs out of themselves
before August 19.
The following were the quotations
for grain, livestock, poultry and pro
duce in the Cellna markets yesterday
(Furnished by Palmer & Miller)
Wheat, per bush 12 10
Corn 2 00
Oats Black 55c White 60c
Rye, per bush 1 50
Alsac 10 00
(Furnished by L. G. McMillen)
(Furnished by Frank Fisher)
Hogs ill 00 to 18 00
Cattle 8 00 to 11 00
Veal Calves 10 00 to 13 00
(Furnished by Laudahn & Mesarvey)
Butter 30c to 40c
Bggs, per doz 36c
Lard, per lb 25c
Potatoes 1 25
Big Peter says if you knew what he
knows you would buy yonr husking
gloves now and save 50c on a . dozen.
This is the last time I am going to tell
you. It you don't believe this you will
withtng 60 days from now.
v Executor's
Public Sale
Real anal Personal Property
Tbi underlgnect will tell at oubllo sale.
on what la known aa the Mary.L. Faat furui
b'li mllea went of Oellna and 1 mile eaatof
Uurbln, on WEDNESDAY. Aug. II. 1UI8.
oommeuclug at 8:80 o'clock a.m.ilisrp, tbt
followlug real and personal property:
84-Acre Farm
Situated In Township of Jefferson, County
of Mercer and State of Ohio, and described
aa follows, to-wlt: Consisting of 64 acres
olf of tbe east aide of wcit half of the south
weat quarter of Section 81, Town S aoutb,
Range east, and lying on tbe aoutb aide of
the Mud plkv, togetner with a good H-room
house, with cellar, fair barn aud other out
HORSES-Tbree bead of horsea. conalat-
ngofl sorrel. 11 year old. weight about
1400 pounds, good worker; 1 light bay mare
11 yeara old. weight liou pound, with extra
good Belgian colt by ber aide,
HOOd-Uleven bead, conalstlngof lgood
brood sow, and 8 head that will weigh 116
Dounda each, and 7 aboata that will weigh
40 pounds each.
Household Ooode-Oll can and oil, wash
ing machine and wrlimer, aauaage preas
and grinder, cream separator, articles In
Kiiramer kitchen, range cook stove, oil
atove, 2 kitchen safea and lamp, t bedateada,
i stands nnd aofa, aofa and basket and con
tents, 8 cbalrs and 1 heating stove, sewing
machine and bed pan, kitchen linoleum.
Farm Implements, Ac Farm wagon,
buggy, buggy frout, i seta of harness, grind
stone and water tun It, croa-cut saws,
scythes, pipe, hops, kittle, coal, hay ladder,
sand, spike-toot b harrow, artlclea In gran
ary, fauce stretchers, oata In bin, wire fence
other articles In buggy abed, fence post,
corn sheller.
Also lumber la shed, hay In mow. oats In
bin. clover send In blu and corn la field.
Terms of sale Oasb.
Executor of the estate of Mary L. Faat, de
ceased. P. O. Knox, Auctioneer.
Frank 8 toner. Olf rk.
Do You Find
Life Monotonous ?
We all hAte monotony.
When you get tired of seeing
the. same things and talking:
about the same people, you need
to rest your eyes and refresh
your brain by turning to
a mngazlnc that Introduces you
to all lands through pictures
the best that can be made and
first-hancl stories.
A whole new set of world
neighbors with whom you can
have twelve viHlts, without fear
of their gossiping about you
over the back fence, or borrow
ing your new lawn-mower-dainty
Japanese ladies, swarthy
Filipino citisens, progressive
Chinese merchants, loosely
robed Malay seamstresses, fur
clad Eskimo babies, eager Ital
ian Btudontu, sunbrowned Bra
lilinn coffee-planters all these
besides the Americans you
never know were here, you oaa
enjoy lot,-
the price of m jr'a i
Bend ten cents today for an In
troductory price sample copy If
you ueud convincing.

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