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$1.50 The Democrat is now fl. SO per year in advance. Cincinnati Daily Pott and Democrat, both one year, $4.00 $1.50 The Democrat is now 1. 50 per year in advance. Cincinnati Daily Poat and Democrat, both one year, $4.00 Ettabllahns M.i. 11M. ten thCIlB. JJhl.jt-.fflc mm-Um tin. Volume 23, Number 18 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, August 9, 1918 TH mm, mam u u "n finr?? jvI inEl m,wM Foch and Haig Make Smashing Drive South east of Amiens. WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, Aug. 8.In their offensive on the front east of Amiens to-day, the British have taken Hahner wood, Dodo wood, and probably have possession of the towns of Marcelcave and La-Motte-en-Santerre. The line attacked this morning extends roughly from the neighborhood of Mor lancourt, about three miles and a half southeast of Albert, to the Avre Valley, south of Moreuil. Details of the fighting are coming to the rear slowly. "Going fine" constitutes the best available information. The British launched their attack in a mist after only three minutes of artillery preparation. British attacked over a 12-mile front on both sides of the Somme. They gained, all their objectives within four hours and have captured a considerable number of prisoners and guns. LONDON, Aug. 8.- According to news reaching here this afternoon a considera ble number of villages have been captured in the French-British offensive. According to advices French and British forces have advanced at some points to a depth or more than three miles in Picardy section. ON THE FRENCH FRONT IN FRANCE, August 8. A combined attack by the French and British was begun at dawn to-day along the front between Albert and Montdidier. Satisfactory progress was made despite strong enemy resistance. The assault began exactly at dawn along a front of between 40 and 50 kilometres and a success was scored immediately. The British advanced toward Cerisy-Gailly, on the south side of the Somme east of Sailly-Laurette and Marcelcave. The French advanced at the same time in the direction of Demuin and Aubercourt. Around Morisel and Moreuil the German resistance is terrific. Along the French front the artillery preparation lasted for forty minutes, after which the troops left their trenches with wonderful dash. Before 8 o clock considera ble progress had been recorded and all first objectives had been attained. Celebrated II la Eightieth The eightieth birthday of Jacob Linn, r.( was celebrated at his home in Lib erty township last Monday evening with 6 o'cock dinner and a fine social time. Mr. Linn ia one of the county's most successful farmers and has a host of friends, as attest) d by the great gather ing at his home. Mr, Linn was born in Germany, but came to this country with bis paren.i in 1872. A feature of the as semblage to do him honor was the ores ence of his six sons and their families and his four breihers and their families. CORNER-STONE TO BE LAID SUNDAY JAMS oiAiiw LONDON, August 7. Rumors of a revolt by German sailors at Wuhelmshaven in protest against continuation of the subma rine war are in circulat.on, according to a dispatch to the Ex press, from Amsterdam. It is reported that propagandists among the men incited sailors about to leave on submarine cruis es to attack their officers and surrender their ships or seek an opportunity to sink them and get themselver interned in neutral harbors. More than 50 submarines are said to have disappeared. Twenty-three of the ringleaders of the revolt were reported to have been arrested and sentenced to death. Many others have been arrested at Kiel and elsewhere, it is added. The correspondent who sends the reports admitted that the stories are conflictinor and the facts difficult to ascertain. The recent resignation of Admiral von Holtzendorff as chief of the naval staff is declared to have been caused bv the trouble. Emperor William, it is added, has abandoned an intended visit to the fleet at Wilhelmshaven this week because of the ferment there WEEKLY REVIEW OF WAR Allied forces during the week wiped out the great salient between Solssons and Rheims, on the Aisne front, in which terrific fightiiig has been going on for two weeks. Numer ous towns and villages have fallen into the hands of American, French and British forces operating on this front. In addition thousands of pris oners, hundreds of guns and large quantities of war material have been taken. The German retreat continue unabated, with the allies In closo pursuit. Apparently the situation now has resolved itself into a race for the northern bank of the Aisne river by the Germans, who havr been evicted from strategic points along the Vesle river, in the center of the line and directly east of Rheims, which seem ingly renders necessary that they put -the' Aisne between themselves and their pursuers as quickly as possible in order to escape further large losses of men made prisoner. Just how large this bag of cap tives is at present can not be reck oned, but unofficial advices from Paris assert that when the figures are made public they will thrill the allied world. General Pershing, in his communication, says the Americans alone have taken 8,400 prisoners and in addition 133 guns. Th'e Americans and French have succeeded in taking from the Ger mans the important town of Fismes, once Germany's great ammunition and supply depot, midway on the rail way between Soissons and Rheims. To the east at a number of places along the Veele river the French have crossed the stream, driving the en emy northeastward. East of Sois sons allied troops have negotiated .the passage of the Aisne to the north ern bank of that stream where they are in a position to harass the en emy as he endeavors to straighten out his line in conformity with that run ning northwestward. The fighting along tho Vesle river was of a sanguinary character as long as It lasted. With the river at Xreshejt aad ths Germans anabje 49 ! Ae no: j h of Il- ford it, they stood with their backs to it and gave battle for their lives. A majority of them were killt.d and the remainder were made prisoner. One of tha most important maneu vers north of the Vesle was the pen etration by the French to the village of La Neuvillette, which releases the German hold on the northern out skirts of Rheims and seemingly de livers the cathedral city from the German menace. With the Germans now thoroughly vanquished thus far on the Soissons Rheims salient, eyes are being turned to the regions in the northwest on both - sides of Amiens. Here the French and British are keeping up their hard pressure against the armies of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and have forced them on two highly important sectors to re treat. Southeast of Amiens, en the old Montdidier sector, the Germans have fallen back across the A river ver a wide front, while east of Amiens, in the region bert, a similar retrograde movement has oecn made across the Ancre. The German official communication, in admitting the withdrawal near Al bert, declares the maneuver was car ried ut without Interference by the British. WAR REVIEW 7890$ .... Aug. 6. The Germans are impos ing strong opposition to the further advance of the allied troops along the Vesle river from the east of Sols eons to the region west of Rheims, and the allied advance has slackened The main force of the enemy contin ues to make its way toward the Aisne. Americans and French troops forded the swollen Vesle river at sev eral points and .engaged the enemy. Aug. 7. An entire battalion of German infantrymen and machine gunners was wiped out by American machine gunners protecting a posi tion on the Vesle river, west of Fis mes. The Germans at the time were getting into position to attack a group of American bridge builders. German troops north of the Somme river stormed British positions along the Corbie road and took 100 prisoners MAY MAKE WAR AGAINST JAPAN Bolshevlkl Government Consid a Declaration. STEP NECESSARY, SAYS LENINE Japan Ready to Adopt Suitable Mili tary Measures to Combat the Aus- tro-German Menace In Siberia Present Concerted Action May Act as Sedative on the Situation In Russia. London, Aug. 7. According to a dispatch from Moscow, the Bolshe vikl government in Russia is consid' ering a war declaration against Japan. Premier Lenine, the message adds, has up to this time been opposed to ruch action, but it Is believed that Russia "will be compelled to declare war, notwithstanding the fact that the people are opposed to any new war." General Count Klrchbach has art rived at Kiev and assumed his duties us successor to Field Marshal Her man von Eichhorn, who was assassi nated late in July. Premier Terauchi, in a statement at Tokyo concerning allied. action in Siberia, said the Japanese govern ment would take further military measures in case the position of the Czecho-Slovaks demanded It The premier also indicated that if the chaotic condition in Siberia contin ued the government might find it nec essary to adopt suitable military measures to combat the Austro-Ger-man menace in the far east. Count Teresauchi explained that the present step had been in perfect accord with all the allies. Ho hoped. he said, that it would mark the be ginning of a new era of peace and order in Siberia. If it should be nec essary for the allies to dispatch allied troops and arms, the country must be prepared to meet the emergency. It is predicted in well-informed cir cles that the present concerted ac tion by the allies tn Siberia will act as a sedative on the situation and possibly result in Siberia's finding herself at an early date with a gov ernment sufficiently strong to control the situation as far as the Ural mountains. GAS COMPANY GRANTED RAISE Council at an adjourned meeting Tues day evening passed a pending gas ordi nance raising thtt price of natural gas from 35 to 50 cents a thousand feet. The proposed artificial kss ordinance and franchise will be threshout later. The people of the town should watch this franchse business and see that they are not bnund hand and foot to the Lima Gas Co. and unable to extricate them selves. They have been buying news paper space to boost their g-me, showing that it is worth something. Maybe it is worth something to the people of Celina, Marshal Duncan was granted the use of a buzz wagon to make the rounds dur ing fair week. He should also be given a trailor to haul the drunks to the city bastile. Hoosier ontcasts will be found floating over the L order in L-rge num bers and should be provided for. The fire committee was authorized to dispose of the old fire team and present unnecessary fire apparatus. The clerk was also given power to issue an order in the sum of J2.000 to the Wm. Cron Sons Co. for the new motor fire truck. The corner-stone of the new house of worsnip ol tlie Church ot liod, in the west end of town, north of Market street, which is now in course of construction will be laid next Sunday, at 2: p. m with proper ceremonies. The church and Sunday-school will meet at the tabernacle at 2 o'clock and go to the new building together in body. At the ground the following program will be rendered; So-Jg, ''The Solid Rock." Scripture reading Selected. Song, "In the Cross of Christ I Glory rrayer Kev. F. 11. Snavely. Solo B. F. Weaver, of Findlay, O. Address Rev. S. D. Harlan. Ohio City, President of State Standing Com mittee. Song, "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord. Short addresses In behalf of the citi zens, Judge C. S. Younger; in behalf of the Ministerial Association. Rev. Horn Laying of the corner-stone by the pas tor, Kev. w. k. Turner. Prayer by Rev. Harlan. Song, "How Firm a Feundation." Benediction. A cordial invitation is extended to all the Churches of God in the county to at tend this service; also all the citizens of Celina and surrounding community, with all pastors of churches. CROWDER REVISES MAN-POWER BILL Broadens Provisions For Exemp tions From Graft. DESTROYERS SUNK; NEARLY 100 LOST PROTECTS WAR INDUSTRIES Oetails ot the Sinking of British Hospital Ship. a London, Aug. 6. Two British tor pedo boat destroyers were sunk by enemy mines, according to an official statement by the British admiralty. Five officers and 92 men were lost, according to the statement. The vessel which was torpedoed Saturday morning near a British port whiie bringing wounded men to Eng land from France was the Warilda. Total number missing is 123. These are as follows: Two military officers, a command in Queen Mary's Auxil iary corps, Corporal Buchanan, an American soldier, and others. The American officers are Captain J. T. Beatty and Lieutenant H. T. Hubert. The officers were saved. The fate of the privates is uncertain. The official report Indicates that two of them were saved. Aftei being tor pedoed the ship remained afloat for two hours and a quarter. Immediately after the explosion five boats were launched, but before they could be cleared they were smashed and many of their occu pants were drowned. Destroyers rushed to the spot where the subma rine was seen to submerge and dropped depth charges. Fare and a Half For State Fair. Washington, Aug. 6. Persons who attend the Ohio state fair the last week in August will be allowed a railroad fare of one and one-half fare round trip. This information is con tained in a letter written to a United States senator by Garrit Fort, assist ant to Director General McAdoo. Pulls Out of Race. Lima, 0., Aug. 3. Receiving a com mission in the United States medical corps, with the rank of captain, Dr. A. H. , Herr, former representative from Allen county in the state legis lature. announced his withdrawal as candidate for lieutenant governor on the Republican ticket. """"""""""" , V V.kll(k 1 1 nil- nn nniuio. i ihivivo nave nu ormima; ; WON'T QUIT," SAYS HUN j if New Castle, Pa. 'The Amer ican soldiers have no brains be cause they don't know when to quit" That was the observa tion made to Capt H. C. Harper of this city, a member of Per shing's army of more than a million, by a German prisoner. "The Hun told me," be writes, "that France is fighting for her existence. England for her hon or, but that America warts nothing only to kill Germans." Drowns In Tank of O't. Caldwell, O., Aug. 6. Carl McKee, iz, son oi Artnur (J. MCKee, was drowned in a tank of oil. The boy was employed on the lease and is sup posed to have been leaning over the tank and to have been overcome by gas from the oil. Jabbed Wilson's Portrait. Toledo, Aug. 7. Christ Christo is under arrest on a charge of having Jabbed a pocket knife Into a portrait of President Wilson and remarked that Germany ought to win the war. More Nurses Wanted. Cleveland, Aug. 6. Telegrams call ing attention to Surgeon General Gor gas' new request for 1,000 nurses a week for overseas duty have gone out from the lake division bureau of nursing here to all Ohio Red Cross nursing committees. So far this year Ohio has funished 537 graduate nurses for active Red Cross service and is far below its 1918 quota. Nitroglycerin Explodes. Circleville, O., Aug. 7. James D. Mulligan of Bremen, O., was killed near Lelstville, 10 miles east of here, when an auto truck load of nitro glycerine exploded. The explosion occurred when the truck, carrying 52 cans of the explosive, struck a de pression in the Lancaster pike at a bridge. Mulligan and the car were blown to atoms. Would Prevent Induction Into the Army of Many Men Performing Essential Work at Home and Yet Not Actually In Industrial Occupa tlons Chamberlain Would Probe Officials' Change of Front. Washington. Aug. 7. Provost Mar shal General Crowder. who appeared before the senate military committee to discuss the man-power bill, said that the greatly increased ages of men anected would make it neces sary to modify the present exemption provisions. Senator Chamberlain asked why there was such haste now to have the draft bill passed. General Crowder told the committee that he did not know the reason for the haste, but that he was merely carrying out or ders to get the men for military service. Broader provisions fde exemptions have been written into the bill so that the nation's war industrial fabric may not be upset by unduly large withdrawals of men over 32 years of age for military service. General Crowder explained that he had deemed it advisable to substitute the words "occupations and employ ments" for the word "industries," used in the existing law, in the sec tion affecting industrial exemptions This would make possible a more liberal interpretation of the law and prevent the induction into the army of many men performing essential work at home and yet not actually In Industrial occupations. Senator Chamberlain said it was the purpose cf the committee to In vestigate "the apparent change of front" on the part of war department officials. "The committee desires to ascertain," said the senator, "why they are in such a hurry now to have this draft bill passed, when before they said there was no hurry." When the question of extending the draft was before congress in connection with consideration of the army ap propriation bill, Secretary Baker and ether war department officials told congressional leaders that a change In draft ages was undesirable until an enlarged army program belna worked out coud be presented to con tress. George Jackson, Illcksville." Severely wounded Henry DeHe, Columbus; Emll Kasel, Toledo; Ad am Burns, Celina; John Hunsackor, St. Marys; Josoph C. Stickney, Cin cinnati: Andrew Fetick, Cincinnati; Frank J. Michnlevits, Toledo; Elton W. Reed, Delaware; Lieutenant L. G. Andrews, Wauseon; Nicola Dean- eotte, Columbus; Marvin Dickens, Cincinnati; Fred D. Davis, Alliance John Lawrence, Cleveland; Danle! Meilniolii, Akron; Eddie Osborn, Cln cinnatl; George D Tompkins, Dela ware; Howell E, Williams, Cleve land; John A. BugaJ, Toledo. Marines: Wounded severely Mike Usalla, Cleveland: Joseph L. Burns, Cincinnati; William A. Sweeney, Cleveland; John F. Kellar, Cleve land; Gordon N. Selby, Middletowu. BIG BANNER FAIR ALMOST IN SIGHT Liquor May Be Barred. Washington, Aug. 7. The railroad administration is considering abol ishing the sale of liquor on all rail road property, including dining cars nnd hotel or restaurants malutained at stations. Information on the num ber of bars and the method by which they are managed is now being gathered. Arm Ground Off. Marysvllle, O., Aug 5. The left arm of William Smart, aged 18, was ground oft in a machine at a lima Sllii. Get a Banner Fair Premium List Call at this Office and vet nrrminm list and see what you can do to make your iair more interest no- Throm v. i i i . i , . J uc uhu iur me asicmg. Uet busy. SAVE YOUR Celina water consumers are warned by the water-works department to stop the waste of the precious fluid. The pres. sure is very low now, and the hot, dry weather is making milters worse. Should re break out there would be little water to fight it with. SEVENTEEN MORE LAOS OFFTO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY A great crowd of people seen the sev enteen selects off on the Cincinnati Northern yesterday for Columbus Bar racks. The pioneer meeting, which drew hundreds of people to town in spite of the torrid weather, augmented the vast assemblage at court-house park to witness the exercises in charge of Men don and Union township citizens, who surely covered themselves with glory The program outlined was finely carried ont and the crowd showed its annreria. uon it every turn. The is one thing sure, the people of the county never tire in showing the boys that they are back of them and there is nothing too good for them. Mendon and Union township people are patrioticthrough and through. Their boys are fired with that spirit, too. They have more volunteers in the service of Uncle Sam than any spot in the county. They fill many important positions, and they are winning then, on their merits. Following was the program of the af ternoon's exercises: Music Celina Band. Song Red Cross Quartet, Mendon. Invocation Rev. J. F. Slough. Musical offering By the Scotts. Address Rev. F. G. Boroff. Patriotic song by the audience. Presentation of comfort kits by Men-don-Union township ladies' Red Cross. Presentation of souvenirs bv Mention and Union township citizens. FELL IN BIG BATTLE ON MARNE SECTOR Otiioans In Latest Army and Marine Casualty lists. Washington, Aug. 7. Casualties in the army and marine corps overseas aggregated 963, bringing the total since the reports from the fighting in the Marne-Aisne sector began coming in from General Pershing's headquar ters to 1,679. Seven army lists given out during the day contained 817 names and two marine corps lists had 146 names. The total of killed in action given in both the combned lists was only 112, with 22 dead of wounds. There were 442 severely wounded, 339 wounded, degree undetermined; one slightly wounded, one prisoner and 40 miss ing in action. Names of Ohtoans appear in the latest casualty lists as follows: Killed in action Private Bruno Korasciewiez, Berea; Corporal Charles C. France, Akron; Private Local Briefs But one more week intervenes between now and Banner Fair week, the dates of which are August 19 to 23. The management are now busy every day preparing1 for the big county event. While nothing will be lacking of the usual and regular fair attractions, many and intensely interesting new features resulting from war conditions will be introduced, and while we are on this sub ject we want to again remind mothers of children, the latter of whom are of pre-school age, of the measuring and weighing test to determine whether the physical development of the child ia normal all of which is free. Then there is patriotic day Wednes day when Frank B. Willis and A. P. Sandles will deliver addresses in the forenoon program. Don't miss it! Negotiations are on for a most wonder- ful special attraction for the entire course of the week, the acceptance of which is momentarily expected. Mean while other fine attractions have been optionally secured and are being held pending developments. As far as the ever popular race prog ram is concerned, the prospects were never better. Many entries have been made, and all lines sure of being filled, including the ever popular half-mile dash or running race. Special efforts should everywhere be made to make patriotic day a big event in attendance, commensurate with the program to be presented. WM. WILEY, Sec'y. THE GRIM REAPER Rev. Albert Voag, a widely known priest, died at St. Joseph's hospital at Ft. Wayne last Saturday. The deceased was born in Germany in 1847, bnt came to this country when a yoniig man. He was educated for the priesthood at Car thagena anJ war ordained at Cincinnati n 1879. Durine his Ions' naitnrnfp hm filled the pulpits at St. Sebastian, Maria Stein, Philothea and St. Rose, and at the time of his death was chaplain of the Sisters convent at Frank, O. Funeral services trok place at Carthagena last Tuesday, Very Rev. Hindelantr acting as celebrant. Frank P. Hinton, aged 70 years, for many years a resident of Liberty town ship, and at one time serving the county on the board of infirmary directors, since bolisbed, died at the Toledo State hos pital last Saturday. He had been in that nstitution but a few davs. For some time his health had been failintr. and for several months he had been makine his home with his son. Sheriff Ora Hinton. of Wapakoneta. The past year wn full of misfnrtnnc for Mr. Hinton, losing his wife by death, fir? destroying his barn shortly after and then his home. The deceased was born in Ross county, but came here some fifty years ago. He is survived bv two ;ons and thrg daughters Ora Hinton, of Wapakoneta; Thomas Hinton, residing west of this city; Mrs. Dillon Smallev. Mrs. Law rence Siler and Mrs. Whitehead. Funeral services were held at LibertT chapel, near his old home, last Monday. Leo Edward Karch. the ten-montha- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Karch, of of Washington township, died yesterday morning, runerai services this (Friday ) fternoon at Swamp College church. with Rev. Emch, of Ft. Recovery, offi ciating. AmongSoldierLads Tony Hemmert, of thiscitv: Edward Kramer, of Coldwater, and Wm. Len- nartz, of Victoria, left last Monday for Syracuse, N. Y., where they have volun teered for limitod service as guards. Rev. Turner, chai man of the Mercer county dry federation, was at Columbus this week attending a meeting of the scale organization. Daniel Fennig, residing near Wabash was in town yesterday arranging for bills for a public sale he will have on the atn. we contemplates moving to cms cicy. Adam Flealor, a fuiniture factory em ploye, Had his left hand injured last Friday, necessitating the amputation of the end of his thumb. This is the sec ond accident that Adam has met with recently. Clyde Myers and Henry Gilbert, their enthusiasm nested by tire-water, got into trouble during tne celebration Saturday night and had to l.e taken care of by Marshal Duncan. At their bearine Mon day evening Myers was given SS and costs. Gilbert was discharged. G. F. Roebuck, of Rockford, arrested last week on the charge of assault and battery, preferred by a Mrs. Herr of that place, was brought here for a hearing be fore Justice Ric .. Roebuck 1686! not guilty and was bound over to court in the sum of $ 200. Bond was given. Sanol Eczema Prescription is a fa mous old remedy for all forms of Ec zema and skin diseases. Sanol Is a guaranteed remedy. Get a 35c. large trial bqttle at the drus at re. adv. Have you enlisted in the army of savers for your country and yourself? Buy War Savings Stamps. William Myers, Dwight Davis and Roy Seiter volunteered their services yesterday in response to a call received by the local draft board Wednesday for three young men to enter the mechani cal school at Cincinnati. Herbert Kriemendahl, Edwin Kistler, Edward Mesarvey, Chas. Reisen, Oscar Romerill, Edward Strable and Clyde Ford, registrauts in this year's draft, have volunteered and will leave for Kan sas City, Mo., next Thursday to attend a motor mechanics training school. LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday-school at 9 a.m. If you are looking for a cool place for bodily comfort and for spiritual edifica tion, you will find it here. Divine service at 10:30 a.m. Text of sermon, Luke 18, 9:14; theme, The Ac ceptable Prayer. livening service, 7:30 p.m. Note the change of time from 8 to 7:30. A special meeting of the chnrch coun cil will be held after the evening service. rne Luther League chorus will tmet at the Washington township Lutheran church next Tuesday, at 8 p.m. BIG DOINGS AT C. E. CAMP NEXT WEDNESDAY Wednesday of next week will be Die. nic and visitors day for the various C. E. organizations. All Jani rs and friends and parents are invited to come to camp for the day and enjoy a picnic dinner, is the word passed down the line by Pas tor Snavely of the Church God. On and after July 1. 1918. The Demo. crat and Cincinnati Daily Post, both ont year, will be $4.00.