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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT Buy all the War-Savings Stamps you canand then buy some more. Save Sugar Sugar means whips ShipH means soldieis Soldiers mean victory Establish Man, MIS. Eatr4 t-th-Cll..OM.jft-fflM uMad-liM Mllmttar. Volume 23, Number 26 Carlin & Carlin, Publi$her$ Celina, Ohio, October 5, 1918 BELGIUM GETTING TOO HOT FOR HUNS LONDON, OCTOBER 3, Evacuation of IUlgium appeared to be under way today. I'ielil Marshal Halg announced that the Germans began to retreat on a wide front north and south of the La Bassee Canal yesterday morning. Earlier unofficial reports stated that virtually a complete withdrawal from Belgium hai been contemplated by the German high comumid for tome time. Progress of the Anglo-IIelgiaii armies Iihh necessitated immediate steps for evacuation of the great industrial center of Li le and the submarine basts of Ostend Bruges and Zeebrugge. The Germans have begun a retrognde movemeiit between the Meuse and the Argon ne forest. The enemy is falling bark from his advanced position to the newly cosntructed Kriehilde-Stelluug line, which runs froui west ot Grandpre to the vicinity of Dsmvillers. Next in importance to the Belgian situation appears to be the gigantic encirc ling tnovemeut which is gradually pinceing of the great St. Gobian massif. General Debeney, operating south of St. Quentin, is reported to be advancing on thj whole front between that city and La linir' movement. To the south General Berthelot is adding to the enemy's danger by striking northward, wet of Kheims. His Hoops are now less than five miles south of Craonne. WINTER TO SEE WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, Winter of the grasp os the Teuton. Military authorities made this prediction today as the first of the great Ger man break the retreat eastward from the actuality. Hammered by untiring legions, including vast reserves, the German retire' merit is likely to be extensive, brobably as far east as Antwerp. Shift U-Boat Bases. Already the enemy is shifting bis U-boat bases out of Belgium and preparing to save what he 1914. The objective of the American allied forces since the Marne turning point battle Has been the wrecking of the German army. Today there is a chance that an attainment of that objective will come In any case the retreat in prospect contains many elements of extreme danger to the Boche. He hBs been fighting hard to escape a ruinous retreat, and it is not at all ceJtain that he will be able to extricate himself without a disaster to bis forces. U.S.S. TAMPA SUNK; ALL LOST WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. The U. S. S. Tampa, a former coast guard cutter in naval service was lost off the English coast, September 26, with all on board, while on convoy duty! Ten officers and 102 enlisted men of the crew, one British officer and five civilian employes, lost their lives. The navy department statement todny announcing the disaster, says the" ship was sunk at night in the Bristol channel and that reports indicate that she was struck by a torpedo while escorting a convoy. BULGARIA QUITS, YIELDS TO ALL DEMANDS London, Oct. 1. No provisions or j a political character are contained I in the armistice concluded with Bul (garia by the entente allies. The ! armistice is a purely military con vention. i Bulgaria agrees to evacuate all the J territory she now occupies in Greece and Serbia, to demobilize her army immediately and surrender all means of transport to the allies. Bulgaria also will surrender her boats and control of navigation on the Danube and concede to the allies free pass jage through Bulgaria for the develop ment of military operations. All (Bulgarian arms and ammunition are Jo be stored under control of the WEEKLY REVIEW OF WAR The past week has been the most amazing of the war. The allies are advancing victoriously on practically every front. During the week they have taken prisoners far in excess of 100,000, of whom nearly 40,000 were captured in the last three days on the west front, and 50,000 in Pal estine. They also have taken more than 900 guns. British, French, American and Bel gian troops are advancing on four sectors from the North sea to the the Meuse and important strategical points have been taken from the Ger mans. The power of the Anglo-Belgian attack Is shown by the fact that the Germans have lost the great Houth ulst forest and the village of Ghelu velt, the key to the Ypres-.Menin road. Meanwhile the plight of the Ger mans in the Cambrai sector has been aggravated by the loss of valuable railway communications. The enemy in that region is now In a serious position and with but one alternative, that of abandoning the Hindenburg line, which already has been pierced at four points. On the Champagne Verdun front the armies of Generals Gouraud and Liggett are progressing , steadily. The French and American forces in the last 24 hours captured the strong positions of Somme-Py, Manre, Gratreull and Bouconville, and have extended the advance east of the Ar gonne. Since the' beginning of the attack in this section General Gou !raud has broken the resistance of 21 German divisions. General Mangin's army performed a master stroke In the capture of Tort Malmaison, and this success is .expected to lead to the capture of ithe entire Chemln-des-Dames ridge. 'The German positons on the ridge are being subjected to a heavy artil lery bombardment , The American forces In the offen sive between Rheims and Verdun itook 8,000 prisoners, while the French 'captures in men were estimated at '7,000. The American advance has pro ceeded entirely beyond the Hinden burg Una and is now facing; what la known as the Kreimhlld Una. In Macedonia the allies are press ing the defeated Germans and Bul garians, into Bulgaria en the east Fere as the northern half of the encirc BELGIUM FREE will find Belgium and northern France out La Bassee Canal region became an can in the country ruthlessly trampled in sooner than has been anticipated. allies, to whom Is conceded the right to occupy all important strategic points. The military occupation of Bul garia will be entrusted to British, French and Italian forces, and the evacuated portions of Greece and 'Serbia respectively to Greek and Serbian troops. The armistice means a complete military surrender and Bulgaria ceases to be a belligerent. All questions of territorial rear rangements in the Balkans were pur posely omitted from the convention. The allies made no stipulation con cerning King Ferdinand, his position being considered an Internal matter, one for the Bulgarians themselves to deal with. The armistice will re main in operation until a final peace is concluded. Into Albania on the west and toward Uskub on the north. The Serbians, who are at the apex of the salient, are moving toward Uskub, having taken Veles and its garrison. They are also approaching the Bulgarian border from east of the Vardar. In the Dolran region the allies are work ing their way over mountains to ward the important line of the Stru ma river. It is reported that the Austrian forces in Albania are being withdrawn. Thousands of prisoners have been taken by the allied forces. Northern Palestine has been prac tically cleared of the Turks'. The forces that escaped capture are in flight, with the British In pursuit. More than 60,000 Turks were made prisoner. Oct. 1 On all the sectors under attack from Belgian Flanders to the region of Verdun the German front ,1s gradually bending back under the violence of the attacks of the Brit ish, Americans, French and Belgians. The latter captured the famous Mes-sines-Wytschaete ridge. The British are In the process of cleaning up the town of Cambrai, having penetrated Its suburbs from the northwest and southwest Official announcement was made to the effect that Bulgaria concluded an armistice with the entente allies. The armistice will remain in operation until a final peace is concluded. Bul garia agrees to evacuate all territory she now occupies in Greece and Ser bia, to demobilize htr army immedi ately and surrender all means of transport within her borders to the allies. Oct. 2 French troops have entered St. Quentin, an 'important enemy stronghold on the' Hindenburg line. In Flanders the Belgians and British lb the region from Dixmude to Ar mentieres, have further driven in their sharp wedge- eastward, captur ing important towns. From Cambrai to St. Quentin, notwithstanding most violent reactions from the Germans, the British, Americans and French again have won heavily fortified posi tions of the enemy all along the front Booeted Mitk Prises. Toledo, Sept. 30. Retail milk in creased in price today from 7 oaata a pint and IS cents a quail to I oattta itnd 14 cents. THE WHITE MOUSr WAtHINOTOM . . Asasr &0 tuft frrr du? SotftoJL mCJk L cncsr C&zs AuLy OuC d cjfaw OU oblJ?r Coal's rfeou&s, tLcyH cfc JlfZ0 JlfcdusastfLit' duAr &tho? titLcs RECORDER ANO DEPUTY ALL ROLLED INTO ONE Urban G. Hinders has been appointed as Deputy County Recorder, with full authority in the office, in the absenceof County Recorder Albert Wolfe, who is seeing limited service at Syracuse, New York. The appointment has been con firmed by the County Commissioners. Mr. Hinders has been Deputy County Clerk for three years or more, a place he most emciently and courteously filled We doubl whether the clerk's office has had a more competent and trustworthy man in the place in years, or one who has done so much work and has received so little public credit. He takes hold of the work of the Recorder's office, being Recorder and his deputy all rolled into one, and is confident he can take care of the work in the absence of his chief. Clerk of Courts Hasliuger, under whom Mr. Hinders has been serving, has now shouldered the extra work of his office, so we to-day have the pleasing spectacle of having two of the coumy offices in the court-house without the luxury of depu ties. As Mr. Hashnger is on the last lap of his second term of office, no one will accuse him of making a grand-stand play for re-election. If Mr. Hinders' extra efforts to conduct the Recorder's office without extra expense to1 the people has the appearance of being to promote his candidacy for office at some future time, we will have to let it go at that. Percherona In Peace and War Under the above caption, a story, told in moving pictures, of the efficiency and superiority of Percheron horses in war, farm and city use, will be seen at the Ideal Theater on Thursday, Oct. 10. The leading Percheron prize-winners and champions of the 1917 shows are por trayed in these pictures, and a close-up view of Lagos, champion stallion of the Panama Pacific International Exposition and of, the International show, is one of the features o these two-reel films. Miss Mayme McKirnan has resigned her position as a teacher in the St. Henry schools and will spend the winter at home with her mother, whose health is far from good. Mr. and Mrs. Art Woods are the par ents of a brand new boy. Art is now in the service of your Uncle Sam. &wtyr7iuLvt' Germ Wife Leaves Him, Now He Wants Tie Legally Cat Wm. Peggs, of Montezuma, has filed a suit for divorce in the Common Pleas Court against his wife, Harriet Peggs. He says for the past five years she has associated with persons of ill-repute, staying out late at night with men, and also had the habit of wrestling with old John Barleycorn. To make matters worse, last May she left his bed and has refused to return. The couple were married in 1896 and had two children. Buy Liberty Bonds SCUPPER Albert Siebert and wife called on Steve Sibert and family Tueidar afternoon. Steve Wilion and family spent Sunday with Ezra La f fin and family. A. J. Boise, wife and ton Dwight. Samuel Sell and family. Clarence Bricker and family, Ernie Bader and family spent Sunday with Clelle Jenk ins and family. Cleve Smith and family spent Sunday afternoon with Nick Humbert and family. Coe Wilson and wife and Kenneth Teeters spent Sunday with John Davis and family. Mrs. Chas. Zent. of Wapakoneta, spent several days herewith Mr. and Mrs. S. Dixon. Steve Wilson and family spent Sunday evening with John Davis and family. Mrs. S. Dixon spent Tuesday with Viree Dixon and family at Celina. Adam BoUenbneher visited Clelle Jenkins Sun day evening. Steve Sibert and family spent Sunday with T. G. Brandon. PHILOTHEA On account of the lack of efficient help, Henry Renti hai duuoied of hit milk route, Krenstnen. the butcher of Coldwater, being the purchaser. Joi. Duel, the reneral merchant at this place, hat taken the ichool at Zenz City for the winter. Hit titter Paulina will hare charse of the store during hit abtence. George Staman and wife are the happy parents of a new boy that arrired at their home Saturday- Henry Rentt and wife welcomed a new daughter at their home Monday. Wheat-towing and corn-cutting are about all done in thit community. CHURCH OF GOD Celina Sunday-school at 9 a.m.; W. R. Thomas, Snpt. Christian Endeavor at 6 p.m. Preaching at 7:30 p.m., Rev. Chas. Baltzell. Prayer-meeting Wednes day evening at 7:30. Neptune Sunday-school at 9 a.m.; W. R. Monroe, Supt. Preaching service Sunday evening at 7:30, Rev. Ames, of Rockford, in the pulpit. Prayer-meeting Thursday evening at 7:30. ykL - DRY FEDERATION MEETING TO MORROW The dry federation is called to meet at headquarters in this city to-morrow(Sat-urday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. All mem bers are urged to be present. Matters of importance are to be discussed. CBuy Liberty Bonds - Local Briefs Sales of war savings and thrift stamps in the public schools last week totaled nearly J500. Fire Chief Wenning has tendered his resignation to -council, which was ac cepted, and his assistant, Wm. Mcllroy has been appointed to the place. Prof. J. W. Pogue, for several years superintendent of the Celina public schools, left for Chicago Friday to begin Y.M.C.A. training for war service. The Presbyterian aid society will be entertained this afternoon by Mesdames J. E. Headington and John Raudabaugh at the home ot the latter, uast Market street. Wm. Deitsch, of Godfrey Heights, fell from a load of hay Tuesday morning at his home, where he was afterwards found unconscious. He suffered no 'further se rious consequence, notwithstanding he is getting along in years. Prof. Wm. H. Thorns, perhaps the oldest teacher in active service, as well as in years, in Mercer county, has ten dered his resignation as teacher and principal in the East Building of this city. Miss Mable Andrews has been ap pointed to fill the vacancy. Rev. Chaney, of North Main street, had the thumb of his right hand frac tured last Tuesday morning while crank ing a Ford. A few hours later his 2-'year old son Walter, while at play, fell and broke his right arm at the wrist. 'Nuff to make a preacher swear. Marriage Licenses Issued Adolph Rossner, age 25 years, farmer, of Fremont, and Miss Cateerine P. Spoltman age 26 years, housekeeper, of Coldwater. O. Adams, 34 years, moulder, of North Anderson, Ind., and Miss Mamie E. Lacy, age 34 years, housekeeper of Franklin Township. JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP MAN DRAWS FIRST DRAFT NUMBER Wm. Craft, a resident of this township, has the distinction of hoi ling the first number 322 drawn at WaHliington last Monday for the 13.000,0(10 draft regis trants enrolled September 12. This number was drawn by l'resideut Wilson, who was blindfolded. Buy LibertxBonds--" MJIGISUP Many of our readers who have failed to pay their subscriptions in advance will find no paper coming their way next week. The jig is up. I'ncle Sam runs the mail wagon, and he lias given us or den and we are ready to toe the mark if it takes the hide oil. We have no desire to start an opposition mail line. Those in arrears will find statements coming their way as soon as they can be made out. Papers hereafter stop when the subscription expires; so if you fail to get yours, you may know the reason. Buy Liberty Bonds, GOV. COX TO MAKE AN ADDRESS HERE Governor Cox is to make a patriotic address in Celina next Wednesday, the 9th, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. It will not be peace propaganda, you can set that down, unless it's the American kind. If you l:ave a yellow streak you had better stay at home, because what he says might rub your feelings the wrong ay. If you want to hear Amer ican talk, take an hour off and come out and hear him. A Camp Sherman quar tet will accompany them. If the weath er is pleasant the meeting will.be held in the court house park. Otherwise it will be held at the city hall. v. Buy Liberty Bonos Dead Coldwater Youth Paid Fitting Honor The attendance at the funeral of ClO' tair Desch at Coldwater last Monday was one of the largest ever noted on such an occasion at that place. Many Celina peo ple were present. Young IJesch, who had volunteered his services to his coun try, was in the Great Lakes training camn at Chicairo when sticken with in fluenza. Mention of bis death was made in last week's Democrat. Buy Liberty Bonus . TO CELEBRATE GOLDEN JUBILEE Coldwater Chronicle.! Holy Trinity congregation will cele brate the golden jubilee of the parisl: on Thursday, Oct. 10. The religious servi ces will consist of a solemn jubilee mass at 10 o'clock a.m., with the Most Rev. Archbishop present, and the solemn ded ication of the new $6,500 organ at 7 o'clock p.m. Voicing a new organ is most beautifully done. The organ is the most complete, artistic and beautiful in strument in this part of tne country, be ing considered one of three best in the state. The social features will consist of a grand jubilee bazaar, which will be held in the school hall. The officers appointed for the mass are Deacons of honor to the Archbishop Very Rev. Dean Anthony Menliuk and Very Rev. George Himlelang, C. PP. s., celebrant, Rev. Mark Hamburger, C. PP. S.; deacon, Rev. Lawrence bclnrack, C. PP.S.; subdeacon, Rev. Constance Vo- gelman, C.PP.S.; first master of ceremo nies, Rev. Joseph Kivennan; second master of ceremonies, John J. Antony, seminarian; festal preacher, Kev. John L. Schopp. The sermon at the dedication ot the organ will be preached by Rev. George X. Schmidt, ot Cincinnati, a past master in rhymthical eloquence. All former pastors and a number oi visiting clergy are expected. A large concourse of people is also anticipated, and the ladies of the parish are making extensive preparations to provide for the needs and the entertainment of the crowd. A nne country dinner win De served for 50 cents. A candy stand, re freshment booth, bowling ;lley, fancy stand and various other booths will also be on display at the bazaar in the school hall. The famous combined Coldwater- Celina band will be in evidence during the afternoon and evening. -K Buy Li berty Bonds- Among Soldier Lads Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Fisher have re ceived an interesting letter from their son J seph in France. He speaks of the allies breaking through the Hindenburg line and says they have the huns scared. He says he has been acting as li utanant in the Second Plat, in the absence of his superior, which was new work for him. He also notified his parents of making an alotment to them of $35 per month for 12 months, beginning September 1, 1918. Sgt. Joseph C. Fisher is a well known Center township boy. We also have letters from Pvt. Arthur Gaus to his sister Cora at Coldwater. He is overseas with 337th Inf., 85th Div., and says he is having a fine time, but regrets he can't talk French; and one from Wm. F. Bastiau, with Co. U, 14 M. G. Bn., in France; and another from Frank Petrie, with the Canadian Royal flyers in England. We are sorry we are handicapped by the lack of help to get them in type, for all are interesting. Chas. B.rtke, of Maria Stein, and J. H. Post and Chas. B. Franks, ff Cold water, wpre this week officially reportfd as severely wounded in action while at the front iu France. Word received this week from Mrs.W. H. Bret., who is with her son Hubert at Chicago, is that he is improving slowly. He was stricken with influenza when it first struck the Great Lakes training station. Don't get peeved at the man who nrges YOU to buy Liberty Bonds. He isn't working for 'himself. There isn't a pen ny in it for him nothing but hour after hour of the hardest kind of work. He is rendering a patriotic service to his country VOCR country, OUR country. Every member of the Liberty Loan or ganization is entitled to some kind of patriotic service bar. So when he comes to YOU, meet him with a cheerful smile. Give him the glud hand. Welcome him as a friend. When he works for Uncle Sam he works for YOU. Make his work easy. Help him to help YOU. And when you have come across with your subscription. shake him by the hand, give him a hear ty, cordirtl pat on the back, bid him God speed aud then shake hands with your self as a good American citizen. "C-Buy Liberty Bonds . TO-MORROW EVENING It is hardlv necessary to tell vnn Tin. cle Sam's Trophy train will be here to morrow tsaturuay; evening, it is scheduled to arrive at 6 o clock and will remain till ten. Celina will no doubt have a record-breaking Saturday night crowd to see some of Kaiser Bill's Hun togs. Come in and see them. Ouy Liberty Bonds - LUTHERANS WILL At the quarterly business meeting at the local Lutheran church at 2 o'clock next Sunday afternoon the pa tor, Rev. Reilz, having resigned owing to the con dition of his eyes, a successor w'll be called at this meeting. All members are urged lo be present. The farewell and communion service will be held at 7:30 p.m., with a short confessional service at 7 p.m. The choir will furnish special music for the Sunday services. Sunday-school at 9a.m. This is the first Sun-lay in tl e last quarter. How many will lie credited with perfect at- attendance by the last of the year? Confirmation service at 10:30 a.m.; text. Rev. St. John, 2nd chapter, 10th verse. Parents, come and have your children remain for divine service. Buy Liberty Bon d s INFLUENZA CLAIMS TWO MORE BOYS Arlen Kennedy, a Mendon boy who enlisted in the navy last July and called into service the 3rd of last month, being located at the Great Lakes naval training camp, died there orj the 26th ult. of Spanish influenza an3 pnemonia. His remains were brought home last Friday, funeral services being held Sunday. He was a son of Frank Kennedy. Another death from influenza, in which the third Mercer county boy has fallen a victim to the disease, was re ported Tuesday, when Mr. and Mrs. Tony Fullenkamp, residing near St. Henry, received information of the death o! their son George at Camp Sherman. The young man had only been in camp a few weeks, leaving here with the last contingent of selects." Buy Liserty Bovds THE GRIM REAPER Mrs. Henry Juneman, a well known Celina lady, aged 60 years, passed away at her home here last Monday evening after an illness of but a few days. Death was due to heart trouble. The deceased was born in Auglaize county, but came to Celina with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Niel, shortly after the civil war. Besides hei husband, the deceased is survived by two sons Charles, residing at Oberlin, O., and Harry, located at Arkansas City, Ark. Mrs. Juneman is also survived by three sisters, two broth ers and one half sister Mesdames Mag gie Schwartz, Geo. Kistler, Rose Taylor, Hugh and John O'Niel and Mrs. Isabel Overley. Funeral services were held from her late home yesterday afternoon, Rev. Geo. Horn conducting the service. Hugh West, a well known resident of Rockford, aged 77 years, was stricken with appoplexy while buying a railroad ticket at Lima last Friday, and an hour later breathed his last. He had been visiting a son at the latter place, and was in company with his wife and daughter-in-law. The remains of the deceas ed were taken to Rockford, where funer al services were Monday. Sarah Margaret Tester, aged 63 years. died on the 26th ult. at the home of her son, Charles Tester, in this city. Death resulted from paralysis. The deceased was born near Chickasaw. For many years she was a resident of Center town ship, coming to Celina about five years ago. funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon at Fairview church, Rev. Turner conducting the service. Mrs. Anna Katherine Heyne (nee Bruns), ag. d 50 years, died at her home four miles southwest of Coldwater, last Sunday morning. She was a victim of dread cancer, with which she had suffer ed for more than a year, and had been bedfast for more than a year. The do ceased is survived by her husband, John Heyne; her aged mother, Mrs. Kathe rine Bruns, ar d three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at Carthagena last Wednesday. Carl Heffner, a former Celina boy. a son of Mrs. Lizzie Heffner, died at Day ton, O., last Friday as the result of an attack of typhoid fever. He is survived by a wife.