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Volume 23, Number 26
Carlin & Carlin, Publi$her$
Celina, Ohio, October 5, 1918
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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.
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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
Steve Sibert and family spent Sunday with T.
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.
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.
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Sales of war savings and thrift stamps
in the public schools last week totaled
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
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
O. Adams, 34 years, moulder, of
North Anderson, Ind., and Miss Mamie
E. Lacy, age 34 years, housekeeper of
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.
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.
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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.
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Dead Coldwater Youth Paid
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.
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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
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
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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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
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.
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