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Buy all the War-Savings Stamps you can and then buy some more. Save Sugar Sugar meariB ships Ships means soldieia Soldiers mean victory I.Ubllih. Mm , 1113. Eatmd lh-CliDt. OSlViwl-me'MMMad-lua BitlaauttM. Volume 23, Number 24 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, September 20, 1918 THE RITISH GET LONDON, Sept. 20. The Germans' despernto stand on the Hindenburg Jine between Cambrai and St. Quuntin is developing some or tne most sanguinary I he whole region, from a south westward of St. Ouentin, nating series of attacks and counter attacks, which hnve been carried out witn great ferocity, The fighting has resulted favorably for the British and French, the enemy's counter blows only adding to his already staggering casualty list. 1'risoners taken by the JJruisn since Wednesday morning already have passed 10 000 according to official figures. Several hundred have been operating on the British right Quentin. YANK GUNS BALK GERMRN RAIDERS LONDON, Sept. 20. American artillery broke up two day light German raids of the Boise De Itappes on Thursdays, ac cording to oatuerront uispatenes. barrage laid down over a three-mile front. , American bombing plants heavily attackee Mars La Tour, one of the strongholds of the new Ilindenburg line, encounter ing severe fighting. Lieutenant F. Luke of Phoenix, Ariz., set tire to two German ballowns yesterday, making a total of 11 in four He also attacked and brought down an enemy plane at yesterday, capturing the pilot. METZ UNDER FIRE OF AMERICAN CANNON AMSTERDAM, Sept. 20. Metz is under fire of American cannon. An official communication relative to the bombardment is published in the newspapers, according to a Berlin dispatch. PEACE FEELER REJECTED Washington, Sept. 17. The TJnitea States government, speaking for itself and for iu cobelllgerents, haa reject ad unconditionally the peace feeler launched by the Austro-Hungarlan government. AlmoBt immediately after receiving the Austrian govern ment's note from the minister from 6wden, Mr. Ekengren, Secretary of State Lansing issued this formal statement: "I am authorized by the president to state that the following will be the reply of this government to the Aus-tro-Hungarian note proposing an offi cial conference of belligerents: " 'The government of the United States feels that there is only one reply which it can make to the sug gestion ot the imperial Austro-Hungarlan government. It has repeatedly and with entire candor stated the terms upon which the United States would consider peace and can and will entertain' no proposal for a con ference upon a matter concerning which it has made its position and purpose so plain.' " . Mr. Lansing's statement was given out within half an hour after he had received the Austrian proposal. There is some reason to believe that the secretary acted with this unprece dented promptness in a matter of such great import with the design not only to indicate clearly the posi tion of the United States govern ment, but perhaps to anticipate and prevent as far as possible newspaper discussion of the Austrian proposi tion, which might convey to the en emy a misleading impression that there was any considerable element in the United States willing to con sider a negotiated peace, such as the noubinding discussions, proposed by Austria, might develop. Objectionable Feature. Also, it is understood, there was a WEEKLY REVIEW OF WAR The outstanding .feature of the week was the leveling of the famous St Mihlel salient in Lorraine by the first American army under the lead ership of General Pershing. General Pershing struck suddenly and swift the foe off his feet. In less than thirty hours the Americans had accomplished the task assigned to them, the obliteration of the fa mous salient that since 1914 had been menacing Verdun fortress. Not only has the salient been blot ted out, but the Americans hold all the Important towns, villages and strategic positions in the sector with in their hands and are standing on the banks of the Moselle river at Pagny, looking across the stream into German territory. And the southern outer fortifications of Metz, the great German stronghold in Lorraine, are only four mile distant. Large num bers of prisoners were taken, more than 15,000, and many guns and machine guns and great quantities of ammunition and other war stores are in American hands. Beginning in . the northwest and crossing the salient eastward, Fres nes, Les Esparges, Hattonvllle, Preny and Pagny and all the ground lying, between them are In American hands. The towns of Vigneulles, Thia court, Pont-a-Mousson and St. Mihiel are far in the rear of the present line. From the straightened line grow ing out ot the obliteration ot the St Mihiel salient the Americans now are In a splendid position to act with their brother in arms on sectors eastward when the time Is ripe for a trlkf JjJtaerniany . dlect MORE HUNS DKbtingof the viir. point northwest of Cambria to has been the wctno of mi alter despite bad wenth'T.1 added to this by the French flank, we stand southwest of St. une 01 tne rams iouowea a more days dusk purpose to sound the note which the entente powers might repeat in mak ing their own answers. All these powers had gone on record formally as accepting the conditions of peace laid down by President Wilson as their own. While no reference to it was made in the reply which the United States government is making to Austria, it is known that one of the most ob jectionable features of Baron Burlan's proposition was the secrecy suggest ed for the "nonbinding" conferences. It was" realized by officials here that the purpose was to barter away the rights of various nationalities in star chamber proceedings bo that the victims would have no knowledge of their fate until it was beyond recall This system of barter was particular ly denounced by President Wilson in one of his speeches. That the German people themselves were to be kept in the dark by the military masters and prevented from having any voice in the peace which was to be imposed upon them was regarded as an assured fact. There has been some apprehension in admin istration circles that a combination of great financial interests, that know no nationality, and fear the destruc tion of all wealth and business by the spread of Bolshevik! ideas, might in some way be behind this movement to bring about a peace and terminate the war before it had been fought to a clear decision. Only Possible Term. There is no such apprehension on the part of the administration of a cataclysm which will bring down all civilized institutions, and instead the general staff has given every assur ance that the war is proceeding to a reasonably early and complete victory which will involve the acceptance by the central powers of the only pos- Bible terms of peace namely, those laid down by President Wilson. British and French forces operat ing around Cambrai and St. Quen tin enlarged their gains In the process of outflanking and capturing these two important towns, which are all but within their grasp. Farther' to the north in Flanders the British also are keeping up their encroach ments in the region of La Basaee and Armentieres, both ot which places are imperiled. French troops, under the leader ship of General Mangin, struck a new blow at the German salient north of Soissons. The French progress was so rapid at one point a German col onel and his staff were captured. Laffaux mill was carried. More than 2,500 prisoners were taken. Sept. 17. A new offensive was launched in Macedonia. The recon stituted Serbian army, co-operating with French forces, has stormed three strongly fortified positions and oc cupied Vetrenik, Dobropolje and So kal, considered the most important part of the Macedonian front. Far-. ther east, on the Doiran-Vardar front, the first and second line Bulgarian positions have been captured by the allies over a 10 mile section. Sept. 18 An official Serbian N re port declare that the reconstituted army of the battered but not beaten little kingdom has taken not only 3,000 prisoners, but an important number of cannon. The Bulgars admit havlug retired, but declare the attack has been checked to the north of Grande-, shltsa. On the western front the French made gains arouitd St. Gobain forest and the British near St Quentin. GROUND LIMED With Germans, Casualties Es timated at 40 per Cent British Army Headquarters, Thursday, September 19 (Evening) Reuters via Montreal) The ground over which the Germans counter-attacked the British at Moeuvres and Trescault p.UvCiCu wuu ucnu bmu iuc enemy casualties are estimated to have been per cent of the troops engaged. The Germans attacked in dense waves, but the assaulting ranks were mowed down by the British defenders. Particularly strong were the German efforts against the British positions east of High and Havrincourt woods. Here theenemv rmrherl Hip RriHsh nositinn J at several places, but very few Germans were able to get out alive. OuY. Liberty Bonds ALFRED EDWIN IN TOUGH LUCK Cincinnati Times-Star. 1 Fire followed a rear-end collision of autos on Gilbert avenue, near Sixth streer, Wednesday at midnight. Alfred E. Querinjean, 31, 3221 Gilbert avenue, was cut about the face. He was cited by Patrolmen Baldwin and Turner on the charge of reckless driving. Norman Schacht, 18, 32216 Zumstein avenue, was driving his car up the avenue and was going slowly because of engine trou ble. In the car Aith him were Misses Haven Jewett, of Wyoming, Burdette Maue, of Ingleside Place, and Miss Mar- garet Duttenhofer, of 2930 Fairfield ave- nue. Queriniean's auto come up behind them at a rapid rate ot speed, it is al- teged, and struck the Schacht auto, al- most overturning it. The gas tank of the Querinjean machine exploded, set- ting both autos on fire. The occupants leaped out. tiremen extinguished the flames. The damage to Querinjean's machine is estimated at JSfiUU and the loss on Schacht's auto at fl.000. B uy Li b erty Bon ds Game Warden Frank Millinsky was arrested for speeding on South Main street last Tuesday evening and given $10 and costs by Mayor Morrow. The public has rights that even public officials should respect. Mr. and Mrs. August Behringer, who have been making their home at Dayton since leaving here, have returned to Celina. Mr. Behringer will be employed at the Crown garage as book-keeper. ' Buy Liberty Bonds LAWLESS HUNTERS ARE REPORTED FROM ST. ROSA Lawlessness of some hunters certainly exceeds all bounds, writes our corre spou ent, as perpetrated a mile and a half south of St. Rosa last Monday. Not being satisfied by going into a farmer's woods to hunt squirrel without permis sion, they on driving away shot and took along two ducks of the farmer that were feeding near the woodlot. This is cer tainly the limit, and the farmer upon hearing the noise of the ducks ran to find-out the trouble, and got close enough to the machine to note the number of its license and see them throw the ducks into the machine and drive away. The owner of the ducks hopes that the par ties will at least settle for them, so that he will not be compelled to find out the owner of ihe licensed machine and pro ceed in a way that would not be very lgreeable to the duck hunters. Mrs. Knight met with a serious acci' dent, Saturday while driving back to her truck patch, the spring wagon struck a log which frightened the horse and he starded to run throwing Mrs. Knight out breaking her colar bone and three nbs. Rev. Ely who is pastor of the M. E. Church, is moving into the Wes Sutton property. Mrs. Geo. Douaan and Oat uailihugb and children are moving in her property in E. High Street. Johu Hines and wife are moving in their new house on E. Wayne St. and Seth Hosier is moving in the Strete property. Grandma Shinabery who feel in Aug. is getting along as well as could be ex pected. GAIN WEIGHT IN TRAINING Youno Women Student in Montana Also Increase Height and Lung Capacity. Missoula, Mont Young women stu dents In the freshman class at the Uni versity of Montana here last year gained In weight, height and lung ca- paclty, according to the report of Miss Ina Glttings, physical director ior women. A thorough physical examin- ation at the beginning of school last fall showed the condition of heart, lungs, posture, feet, etc. A Similar ex amination was made last spring. The average gain in weight of each girl taking physical training was a lit tle over four pounds, the average gain In height was about one-third Inch, and the average Increased lung capac ity was one cubic Inch. San San hogs well. worm remover keeps your MERCER 'BUY' '4BI LIBERTY. JSONDSy PETRIE QUITS B. P. A. SERVICE Geo. A. I'etrie has resigned his posi tion as clerk of the Board of Public Af- 1 fnira nf thi ritv t ftulr a nrut,,n u-itU tne unm savings and Loan Company, 40 orancn oi tne Piqua National Hank, at Piqua, was among the announcements of interest here this week. O. V. Kunyon who moveu 10 uns city a year or more ago irom Washington township, has been appointed to the office which fo; more than a doen years has b en ablv hlled by Mr. i'etrie. Mr. Petrie succeed the late W. E. Rey "ol(ls- Rnd took llol(1 oi tne clerkship of business of the water-works and electric light plant was yet in a primitive state I l. - A l. .i. : the fiscal affairs of the board are in no small degree due to his energy and busi ness qualifications. Mr. Petrie s splendid grasp of modern business methods will no doubt soon wi him recognition in his new field. Th limited sphere of the work here has bee rattier monotonous to a man of his am bition and temperament, and now that he will have a little more room to ex pand, his friends believe that he wi more than make good. The Democrrt is sorry to see him an his wife leave the old town, but is glad to know that the opportunity that h has so long sought to put his talents to greater use has presented itself. CBuy Liberty Bonos" WM. BADER ARRESTED FOR PILFERING PIGS Win. Bader was arrested Wednesday charged with stealing four pigs from th Mike Doran farm, two miles north of this city. Tuesday night. Wednesday morning he brought them here and sold them to A. L. McDonald for $40, who supposed they were Bader's property. Doron missed his pigs when he went to feed them and noted buggy tracks that led to Bader's shed. On learning that pigs had be,en sold to McDonald he went there and easily identified them and learned for a certainty who did the ob of steal. ng. Bader a-l a hearing before Mayor Morrow, plead not guilty and was bound over to court lr. the sum of $300. "d uy Liberty Bonds -LATE ARRIVALS Editor George Pulskamp and wife welcomed a bright new lad at their home last Wednesday. Here's to the young mau, pa and ma may their shadows n: ver grow less. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wiss, of Wapak oneta, announce the arrival of a baby daughter at their home there. Mrs. Wiss was formerly May Ledwedge of this city. Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Horn are enter taining a brand new son. Arrived Wed nesday. An 11-pound" boy took up his resi dence with Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lough ridge Wednesday, and they have given him the keys and the right-of-way to everything in sight. Mr. and Mrs. Bliss Fleenor and son, of Celina; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Deming, Court Myers and family, Ward Preston and fa"iilv, Fae Servis and Bertha Wills spent Sunday with J. H. Bullinger and family. James Wills and wife, of Dayton, and Mrs. Mary Stafford spent Sunday with Noah Stafford and family. Mesdames Nunnery, Wm. Colston and Lizzie Long called on Mrs. Josie Hauna Tuesday Ray Hanna, of North Star, visited his mother here Monday. Ray Monroe and family, of Neptune, and H. W. Burdge and wife spent Sun day with R. S. Burdge, wife and daugb ter Calla. Midred Lvons spent Sunday with Lela Harrison. Mrs. Wilber Richie has been spending a few days at St. Marys visiting relatives. Bell Servis spent Friday with Bertha Tobin. Herbert Miller, wife and two sons' spent Tuesday at the home of Albert Harrison and family. Fay Servis and May Ballinger took supper with Otis Tobin and family Sun day evening. Garnet Hanna, wife and daughter of New Weston, Mrs. Josie Hanna and daughter, and Earl Smith and wife were the Sunday guects of Wm. Colston and family. The Red Cross quilt at the Hoel store is still unclaimed, it will remain on display a few days longer, and then if the number drawing it is not presented it will be refold. Mrs. Lina Bone and Mrs. Mary Grubb spent a few days at Ohio City. Geo. Becker and wife, of Coldwater, visited W. A. Lacy and wife Tuesday. Minnie Arnold of Celina spent Sunday with Musetta Lyons Cards were received last week by the wives of George Lacy and Clifton Coat that their husbands were safely on the other side of the Atlantic Mrs. Minnie Barker and Nevada Beau- champ took supper at II. B. Bennett's Monday evening. Miss Dorthy Bodkins is visiting a few days with her grandmother, Mrs. VV, L. Hoel and family. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Have you enlisted In the army of savers for your country and yoursolfT Buy War Saving! Stamp, CBuy Liberty Bonds MONTEZUMA FIFTY-FOUR MEN . WILL GO NEXT CALL The local draft board has received a call for 54 men, physically qualified for general military Bervice, to be forward ed to Camp Sherman during the period from October 7 toll. This will induct all registrants remaining in Clcss 1, in cluding Class 1 E registrants qualified for general military service in the June 5, 1917, class and the June 5, 1918,class. The balance of the quota will be made up from the registrants of August 24, 1918, whose examinations should be completed by that time. Instructions received by the local draft board make it clear that neither the 18- year-old boys nor the 45-year-old men are to be summoned for military service immediately. The first among the new registrants to be called out will be those between 19 and 36 years of age, and it is probable that many of tnem will be undergoing regular military train:ng within a month at the various canton ments. The men between 31 and 36 will constitute a large per cent of this new addition to the army. x 'CBuy Liberty Bonds 2841 MEN AND BOYS BIER The call for the registration of boy? and men between 18 and 45 years of age for military service on the 12th inst. w ,s answered in Mercer county, as well as all over the country, in a splendid man ner. It is little wonder that Emperor Bill and his would-be world rulers have commenced to whine for peace in the face of America s increasing man power. Mercer county's registration reached 2841, which was over eight hundred more than than the first registration in June, 1917, which then reached 2017. The registration at the voting precincts and with the local board is as follows: Draft Board 126 Blackcreek 127 Butler 115 Burkettsville 16 Celina First Ward 65 Second Ward 56 Third Ward 126 Fourth Ward 126 Center . 123 Chickasaw 56 Coldwater 163 Dublin East 36 North 58 outh 34 Ft. Recovery North 26 South 80 Franklin 89 Gibson 94 Granville. ... 158 Hopewell 115 Tefferson 120 Liberty 157 Marion East 65 West 109 Mendon 60 Montezuma 15 Recovery 90 Rock ford 92 St. Henry 43 Union 49 Washington North 77 South 74 Total 2841 Buy Liberty Bonds , DAN FISHER GETS INTO ARMY P.D.Q. Dan Fisher, for the last three or four ears a resident of this citv and for a me manager of the old Young picture show house on South Main street, where e dropped his money and has since been going to the bad, has got an intro duction to t!'e army on short order. Young Fisher disappeared from this city about two months ago, leaving his wife and three small children, and was thoughfat first to be in search of work. It now develops that he left here with or was followed by a woman by the name Mrs. rickert, with whom he was found living at Hillsdale, Mich. Fisher was arrested and held by the Sheriff of Hillsdale on the charge of wife esertion, and the local draft board as soon as in possession of the information ordered the Huldale board to induct him nto service forthwith and send him to Camp Taylor at once. . Buy Liberty Bonds . Local Briefs County Recorder Wolfe has appointed ex-Mayor Joseph Passman, of Ft. Re covery, as his deputy. Mr. Wolfe is in the service of Uncle Sam. Mr. and Mrs. J. D.VanDeusen, of Fos- toria, announce the arrival of a little aughter at their home. Mrs. VauDeu- sen was Miss Louise Brune. Marriage bans were re.td Sunday at the Immaculate Conception church for Miss Tresa Durbin and Robert Beiers- dorfer. Lewis Fickert, of Liberty township. had his nose broken and his left wrist fractured last Tuesday when he fell out of a haymow at his home. Abe Gallihugh, of Coldwater, who has een suffering the past year or more ith an afflicted leg, had to have the ember amputated between the knee nd hip last Tuesday, the operation being performed at the Otis hospital. The condition of his leg had become such as to demand heroic treatment. The sixtv-seventh anniversary of the order of the Daughters of Rebekah was celebrated by the local order at their hall last Tuesday evening by 'a. large atten dant an address by Rev. Horn a reci tation by May Evans and a fine musical program . The display of fall and winter milli nery at Mrs. Kate Ellis, West Fayette street, will be seen to advantnge on and fter next Tuesday. The latest creations trimmed hats will be displayed at her store in a manner never seen here be fore. A visit will convince you. Great results have been effected by using San San worm remover. ONLY BARLEY AND HOPS CAN BE USED IN BEER WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.-Ue of any foodstuff except barley malt and hops in the brewing of beer and near beers after October 1, is prohibited by proclamation signed today by President WiKon. The president previously had ordered the brew ing of all beer stopped next uecemoer l. In announcing the new order food ad ministration olliciuls say today that even alter the breweries are shut down De centner l, tney will nave on hand in their vats sufficient stock of beer to last from two to six months. The sale of this will not be prohibited. Tuy Liberty BoNDi JURORS OCTOBER TERM OF COURT The grand and petit jurors for the October term of the Common Mens Court have been drawn. The grand jurors will meet on Monday, October 7, at 10 o'clock A. M. The petit jury will not convene until Monday, November 18. The following men were drawn for service: Grand Jurors John A. Lamm, Gibson. John Vian, Granville. Charles Elder, Butler. Sherman Lemunyon, Union. Seymour Craig, Jefferson. Sam Redman, Butler. George Fel ver, Libeity. John Shively, Hopewell. A. A. Schaadt, Hopewell. William Buck, Jefferson. II. E. Pond, Dublin. Earl Kirkpatrick, Hopewell. Homer Grenu, Center. E. T. Hastings, Gibson. Daniel Myers, Jeffer on. Petit Jurors J. A. Y. Reynolds, Dublin. Ed. Worste, Recovery. C. II. Steinle, Gibson. George Schlosser, Granville. Charles Huber, Marion. M. O. Purdy, Blackcreek. Henry Feldhake, Granville. Hiram Fell, Jefferson. Ben Grieshop, Sr., Marion. Wes Berkimer, Gibson. Albert Harruf, Dublin. John E. Williams, Center. Theodore Homan, Mari .n. William Wendel, Recovery. John Fisher, Gibson. John Mesarvey. Jefferson. John Post, Granville. Elmer Gagle. Jeff' rson. -3uYyBLRTYjqNpO Splendid Work of Red Cross A box valued at $992.25, containing a large supply of knitted aaticles and out ing gowns made up by Red Cross r hap ter, was sent to headquarters at Cleve' land the first of the week. This was one of the largest shipments yet sent out Dy the chapter from Celina. -CBuy LibertyBondsJ ANNUAL MEETING COUNTY W.C.T.U. The thirteenth annual convention of the Mercer County W. C. T. U. will be held at Mendon next Tuesdav, the 24th An all-day and evening program has been arranged and will be of unusal in terest from the fact that is the year old John Harlevcorn is to be given a knock out blow in Ohio. The morning session will open at 10 o'clock. The welcome address will be made by Miss Protsman at the atternoon session, with the re sponse by Miss May Nuding. Mrs. Delia Hill Snodgrass will maile address at all the sessions, and this along would make the meeting interesting. The program is a good one throughout and The Dem ocrat regrets it is unable to give it. -CBuy LiBtpTY Bonos FRANKAND MINNIE ARE BAD ACTORS Frank (Mart) Burch and Mrs. Minnie Blaylock were both sent to the county bastile last Friday after a hearing in the Mayor's court, at which they were given fines, respectively, of $50 and $5 and and costs. The couple were arrested the night be fore at the home of Burch, in the Hawk ins addition, the woman for being drunk and disorderly and Burch for vagrancy. Burch, it sems; took advantage of the absence of his mother and sister, with whom he lives a rather indolent life, to entertain Minnie. Burch has escaped the draft because it was supposed he was the support of his mother, but his ac tions of the other night and reports of his failure to act as a prop at home is 1 kely to weaken his claims of exemption at the hands of the draft authorities. . Buy Liberty Bonos IN CUPID'S DOMAIN Miss Esther Sc'royer, of Washington sownship, and Vincent Rabe, of Cold water, were united in marriage at the Ellis House, in this city, last Saturday, Rev. A. H. Roebuck performing the marriage service. The groom is a vol unteer in Uncle Sam's service, entering the mechanical training school at Cin cinnati. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schrover and a teacher bv profession, and is employed in the Washington township schools. S0NOg AtM38l1 Ang- Family Reunion Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Hight assembled at their home in Hope well township last Sunday to remind them of their birthdays. They came with well filled baskets and at the noon hour two large tables were set in the ding room and the good things spread thereon, such as the good women of old Hopewell know how to prepare. The afternoon was spent in social conversa tion and at a late hour all departed wish ing many more such events. UNCLE SAM'S TROPHY TRAIN Uncle Sam's trophy train, under the auspices of the U. S. railroad adminli- tration and the U. S. treasury depart ment, loaded to overflowing with booty captured from fleeing German armies. will visit Celina for two hours on Satur day, October 5. All the instruments and accoutrement of modern and German, hellish warfare will be placed before your eyes. Speak ers and a detail of soldiers will accom pany the train. Further particulars al to the arrival of the train will be given by The Democrat in due time. -B uyJjbe rtyJ o n o L TRAPS USED BY VHITEJLAVERS A remarkable expose of unsuspected traps used by white slavers is given in a lecture by Ca oline Richards, who will address the people of this citv at the Presbyterian Church next Sunday after noon at 2:30 o'clock. The meeting ia open to the public and admission free, muougn mere win oe a voluntary offer ng taken. Children under 14 vears of age will be excluded. Of Miss Richards address the Minerva (O.) News has the following to say: "One of the plainest and moat srnai. ble addresses ever beard in Minerva on the white slave traffic was delivered last Sunday afternoon at the high school auditorium by Miss Caroline Richards, a representative of the American Civic Reform Union Now working in thia community. "Her address was well calculated to awaken parents and girls to the white slave pLiil tLat has extended its evil doings into every section of the Union. In this country alone 500 girls are lost every week, disappear and remain un known to family and friends and this is happening not only in the cities but in villages and country places. "Out of an extended experience Miss Richards told about the methods and doings of white slaveys in plain but per fectly proper language. The impression left with the audience wa that the ad dress was of inestimable value." "CBuy Liberty Bonds ATTORNEY ROMER GOES TO GEM CITY John G. Romer, one of Celina's best known young attorneys, left the first of the week for Dayton, where he will con tinue to practice his profession and the family will make their future home. Saturday the members of the local bar met at the court-house and paid their departing brother signal honor, paying tribute to his high standing among them, to his gentlemanly qualities, so evident in his every-day life, and his high ideals, professionally and otherwise. A gold headed umbrella and other little gifts were mute evindence of the esteem in which he is held, the presentation of which was made by his former law part ner, Attorney P. E. Kenney, in a heart-to-heart talk with a lump in the throat, and alt the "boys" added their mite to make John's going replete with pleasant memories. His response to it all was with no less feeling. Mr. Romer at Da- ton becomes asso ciated with one of the oldest and most successful attorneys of the Miami Valley bar, Judge W. D. McKemy. The firm name will be McKemy & Romer. with offices in Kuhn's buildine. Fourth and Main streets. Mr. Romer has been prominent in Democratic politics ever since reaching man's estate and has served in many ca pacities. He served two terms as Prose cuting Attorney with credit to himself and his party. His friends here and throughout the county wish him unstinted success in his new field. - Buy Liberty Bonds' ST. MARYS AND CELINA PLAY BALL HERE SUNDAY Unless the weather prevents, a trame of ball will be played here next Sunday between St. Marys all-professionals and a Celina team under the captaincy of our own Bruno Betzel, who has just finished up his second season with the St. Louis national league team. Bruno will have some extra talent with Celina. The game will be called at Mercelina park at 2:30. Admission 25c. .Buy Liberty Bonds THE GRIM REAPER Mrs. Charlotte Crow, aged 81. a pio neer woman of Center township, died at home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilson Sel- by, east of Montezuma, last Tuesday morning. The death ot the venerable lady was due to a fall a couple weeks since, when she fractured her hip. The deceased is survived bv three chil drenSamuel Crow, of Neptune; Mrs. Mary Davis, of San Diego, Calif., and the daughter at whose home she passed away. Two brothers and a sister also survive her. Funeral service were held at Neptune yesterday. Harry Gumm, mention of whose re tirement from business and removal with his family to Toledo, his former home, was made by The Democrat last week, died suddenly in that pitv U.t Tuesday morning. He had long been in ill-health, but his sudden demise was unlooked for. Charles D. Eckhart. aired 39 vn . well known citizen of Rock ford, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. B. F. Rob inson, last Saturday. H had been ia ill-health for several year. Funeral services were held Wednesday.