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CELINA DEMOCRAT Save Sugar Kuar meant ships SliipH means Holdieta Soldiers mean victory Buy all the War-Savings Stamps you can and then buy some more. h Eitibliih.d Mar V, IHVJ Entarrd in tht Poitnfflr ( Calma, Ohio. Mcond data mall matter Volume 23, Number 28 Celina, Ohio, Friday, October 18, 1918 Price, $1.50 per Year GERMAN ARMIES EGS1 B!G RETRE WITH TUB ALLIED ARMIES IN BELGIUM, Oct. 16. The Germans have started a retrea on a tremendous scale from northern Belgium. French cavalry.is approaching Thielt, seven miles from the hanks of the Ghent-Bruges Canal. The canal itself is only 10 miles from tin.' border of Helium So fast is the enemy retreating Unit the French, British and Belgian infantry, at least in the center of the battle front, have lost touch entirely with the enemy. The Belgians advancing astride the Tliourout-Uruges and Tnourout-Ostend roads have defeated the Germans, who ere retreating rapidly. NOT QUITE AS GERMANY WOULD HAVE IT AMSTERDAM, Wednesday, Oct. 16. "The war is coming to an end, and in such a mauner as no man in Gemfany desires," said the Vnrwaerts of Berlin on Monday. "Let us say it candidly, during all these terrible four years, the aim of our efforts and sacrifices was to prevent REVOLUTION OUT GENEVA. Oct. 17. A revolution the Young Turks, the Tribune De Geneve to have rushed 20 warships from the Black Pasha. Tnrtpv'a friendshio with Germany m into nnwer. Knver Pasha was. until He faithfully served the kaiser's interests TVi r.prman warahins in the Black Russia. VMS COU FOE AT WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES Grandpre by the Americans has resulttd in considerable front east of that place. The doughboys have practically cleared Loges wood and are driving a sharp ,1 intn thi f nemv lines in the direction of Buzansy, six miles northeast of Grandpre. Additional progress has also been According to prisoners, the Germaus of x-xn Mnnrlav ofternnnn. Thev were amazed when our artillery fire increased and the infantry attacked. Many who expected to be fraternizing with the Ame cican. are now prisoners. One American divisons has taken past two days, including one of the best ILf L!LiE CflPTU By THE LONDON, Oct. 17. Lille has been captured by the British. The fall of Lille to the Allies takes from the Garmans the last of their great bastions which for four years held np the enemy defensive system from the North Sea to Switzerland. Cambrai, Laon and St. Quentin have been given up in the last few weeks and now Lille complete the list. Lille or Lisle as the name of the tovn is otherwise spelled, is the largest city of France goined by the Germans and one of the great fortresses guarding the French frontier. The old forts and citadel, hbwever, were built so many years ago that their worth in modern warfare is doubtful. WEEKLY REVI i Tne uerman government nas re piled to President Wilson's note of ' inquiry, declaring Germany is ready ' to accept President Wilson's peace terms, evacuate the invaded territory ; as a prerequisite to an armistice, and j that the bid for peace represents the ! German people as well as the gov- ernment. I In his inquiry the president de j clared he would not agree to an ar j mistice while troops of the central I powers remained on Invaded soil; he I asked whether Prince Maximilian ac- cepted the terms of peace as laid I down or merely wanted to discuss I them "as a basis for discussion," and finally he asked whether the chancellor merely represented the militarists who have been conducting the war. These inquiries the Ger man government seems to answer in a manner which at least has not I closed the door to peace. The evacu I ation of invaded territory pending I declaration of an armistice tne an 1 swer accepts; it says the terma of peace are accepted and makes no j further mention of a "basis for ne ; gotiatlon," and declared the chancel jlor was speaking for the German government as recently constituted j and the German people as well. The 'German government finally suggests . that the president may occasion the meeting of a mixed commission for ', making the necessary arrangements 1 concerning the evacuation. French, British and American ; forces gave the retiring enemy no j rest during the week, hammering the foe all along the line from Belgium i to north of Verdun. Thousands of ' prisoners were taken, with great quantities of war booty, and strategic j positions captured. The German re I tlrement continues, but the retreat so ;far is orderly. The British advance, after dars of i hard fighting, has brought them at j last to the gates of Doual, which long has held back the British from clos- tag In upon the great bend in the line, which has Lille as its center, 'and which has been considered by the military experts as they keystone the military experts as the keystone ,to the German defense system AT such and end.' has broken out In Comtanlinople against reported today. The Germans are said Sea to protect the adhereuts of Enver dates from the time the Young Turks recently, the Turkish war minister. in Constantinople. . Sea are Drincioallv vessels taken from IN FRANCE, Oct. 17. Capture of collapse of the German defense on a made on both sides of the Meuse. expected an armistice to go into effect prisoners from four Boshe divisons in the enemy outfits on the whole west front. througn northern Belgium to the seal To the south the French have blot ted out both La Fere and Laon and the greater portion of the St. Gobaln massif, standing in the elbow where the line runs eastward toward the Swiss frontier. The Americans have further advanced their line on both sides of the Meuse, obtaining the objectives they sought. Operations in Serbia and Albania are being carried forward success fully. Nlsh, the capital of the little kingdom after the Invasion by th Austro-Hungarlans, has been reoiip tured and the enemy driven to the hills north of it. Oot. 16 President Wilson replied to Germany's peace proposal, his an swer in brief being as follows: No peace with kaiserism, autocracy must go; no armistice can even be thought of while Germany continues her atrocities on land and sea; one can not be considered unless it fully is dictated by the allied commanders in the field 1 duch terms as abso lutely provide safeguards and guaran tees that Germany's part will not be a scrap of paper. If the answer does not bring a capitulation which may be more than an unconditional sur render, allied diplomats and Ameri can officials believe it may cause a revolution in Germany. British, French and Belgian sol diers started a new drive in Belgian Flanders, in the Lys river region, to ward Ghent. Several thousand pris oners and the town of Roulers were taken. American troops are encoun tering stiff opposition in their ad vance along both sides of the Meuse river. Oct. 1& British, French and Bel gian forces are continuing their great drive in tors river region of Flanders, where more than 7,000 Germans and 80 guns have been taken. French cavalry is advancing on Lichtervelde, between Thourout and Roulers, hav ing crossed the railroads. The Cour-trai-Ingelmunster railway line has been reached by the French and British. Americans are advancing along the river Meuse in Chsmpugne, despite desperate resistance of the enemy. BREAKS IN TURKEY SIS THE mmwm BfllTISt! TIME TO SHOW HANDS Now that the candidates of both polit ical parties for the nomination of Rep resentative to the next State Legislu ture have been selected, the question of tueir position on tne only vital domestic question before the people at the No vember election is desired and can't be dodged. We refer to the ratification of the National Prohibition amendment The Legislature to be chosen this fall is confronted with tins issue, and its membership will decide its fate. The people of the county have a right to know where their Representatives stand for or against. No ifs and ands go. The Democrat wishes a plain state ment from the county's candidates for Representative. It is up to Mr. Iluber and Mr. Brookhnrt. C. C. CARLIN, Editor Democrat BBOOKHABT UNEQUVOCAL- LY FOB RATIFICATION Celina, O., August 26, 1918. C. C. Carlin, Editor Democrat.Celina.O Dear bir Replying to your request in last week's issue of your paper for i statement from the candidates for Rep resentative to the General Assembly of Dili t from Mercer County, as to their position on the question of the ratifica tion of the National Prohibition amend ment, I beg to state that I am in favor of the ratification of the .'bove named amendment and will vote for it if the opportunity ever presents itself. Hoping tins stateii ent is unequivocal enough to meet your requirement, I beg to remain Yours very truly. E. J. BROOKHART. Answering for Mr. Huber It is now seven weeks since The Dem ocrat first pnt the matter of the ratifica tion of the National Prohibition Amend ment up to the county's candidates for Representative to the General Assembly whether they would cast their vote for or agains' it when it came up for consid eration next winter before the body to which they seek election. Mr. Brookhart answered promptly on the matter Mr. Huber has not been heard from, and as he lives no furth. r away than Franklin township, he is not likely ignorant of the question propound ed to him, and has probably ignored it because he regards it as a mere scrap of paper, with little weight and still less influence in molding public sentiment for election day. In the absence of any statement from Mr. Huber, The Democrat is compelled to state the position he probably occu pies, from observation anil heresay. If DI MS READY TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN The Democrats of Mercer County will open their county campaign next week. beginning with meetings next 1 hursday. Local speakers are so far the only ones cheduled for addresses. The meetings will be held in the evening, beginning at 7 o'clock. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, October 24 Cassella B. A. Myers and J. F. Stein- brunner. Wabash J. D. Johnson and H. A Milbr. Wendelin Frank V. Short and P. E. Kenney. Saturday, October z Montezuma Frank V. Short and J. W. Loree. Monday, October 28 St. Peter B. A. Myers and H. J. Stel- zer. Blackcreek Center John W. Loree, J. D. Johnson and S. L. Evans. Chickasaw P. IS. Kenney, J. li. Al- bers and H. C. Fox. Tuesday, October 29 St. Anthony H. A. Miller, H. C. Fox and J. F. Steiubrunner. Wednesday, October 30 Philothea John Kramer and P. E. Kenney. Dates for other meetings wilt be an nounced later. Aged Woman Passes Caroline Amanda Krise, aged 91 years, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Cooper, in the west part of town. Death was clue to the infirmities of age. The deceased was born in Virginia, July 27, 1918. Fun eral service will be held at the home to morrow (Saturday) afternoon, with in terment at the Swamp College cemetery. Former Well Known Celina Lady Dead News reached this city yesterday of the death of Mrs. Clarinda Clark (nee Ashbaugh) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Davis, at Lima Wednesday night. About two years ago she under went an open tion for relief from a can cerous growth, and her decline in health dated from time. Her remains will be brought to Celina for interment. Who Is Blocking the Way to Victory? "For ue there Is but one ohoica. We have mad It. Woe be to the man or group of men that seeks to stand In our way in this day of high resolution, when every principle we hold dearest is to be vindicated and made seoure for the salvation of nations. , "We are ready to plead at the bar of history, and our flag shall wear a new lustre. One more w hall make good with our lives and fortunes the great faith to which we were born and a new glory shall shine in the face of ur people." President Weodrow Wilson. Columbus, O. (Special.) Ohloans who recall these words, spoken by the president upon our. entry Into the war, are wondering bow candi dates whose party leaders refused to allow a picture of President Wilson la their convention hall can expect support from any loyal American in it in any way misrepresents him, the columns of this paper are open to him, free of expense, to state wherein he is wronged by what we have said or may say. By all known signs and tokens Mr. Iluber will vote against the Prohibition Amendment to the National Constitu tion, As the measure submitting it to the people of the several States was passed by a Democratic congress and signed by a Democratic president, it may be regarded as democratic with both a little and big "d." The liquor and brewery interests, toward which, we be lieve, Mr. Iluber leans rather strongly, tried to prevent the people from enjoy ing even this privilege. Mr. Huber is credited with saying that the people know where he stands. If that is true, they must have reached the conclusion by noting his sympathies, asso ciations and actions more than any public utterance. He is known as what is call ed a moderate drinker one who know when he has enough and can curb his appetite. In that he is m re lortunat than the usual run of the victims of drink. That he is a frequenter of saloons he will not deny. This is a right not to be denied him if he so chooses. There is no law against it; in fact, present law would seem to encourage it, and no one will gainsay that he is not a willing ally But do the people of the county vuw that attitude of their law-maker, their representative, with complacency? The office is one honor as well as service and should not be held lightly by even a man of high ideals. These are not be gotten by saloons or moderate trinking The youth of the county naturally look to the man and office which Mr. Huber fills and to which he seeks re-election as one of unusual distinction and consequence and one upon which the occupant is set upon a high pinacle, and when both are low. red to pander to the saloon and the iquor inierests, great harm is done our outb and future men and women. Mr Iuberrannot escape this conclusion. His example, he must know, is far from ideal. It drags down rather than ele vates. We often wonder what he taught n the school-room, for he has been an nstructor of children. All these things are wrapped np in the candidacy of Mr. Huber. He is to all ntents and purposes the candidate of the saloon and the brewer whether he wills it or not. They are for him. Bv the same token he is against the Nation al Prohibition amendment. He can t be for the drink devil and against- him at the same time. Is t!'e diagnosis of your position cor rect or incorrect, Mr. Huber? C. C. CARLIN. HEALTH BOARD ACTS PROMPTLY To stop the spread of influenza the State Board of Health has placed all i s energies and power, and a-ks the co-operation of all. Acting on this advice the local health hoard Tuesday issued orders closing schools, churches, lodges and other places of public assemblage until the grip epidemic is abated. Public funerals are als.- pr.ihib'ted. The saloons, pool-rooms and hotels are also more or less affected by the or ders. The saloons have been ordered to close at 7 o'clock in the evening. Fre quenters must also have their individual glass or mug or buy their booze by the bottle and take it up the alley, throw their heads back and let it gurgle down gulch. DATES DRY OPEN AIR MEETINGS The question of prohibition, as essen tial to the winning of the war, will be discussed at the following places, by speakers mentioned, to-morrow (Satur day) afternoon or evening: Coldwater Rev. A. H. Roebuck and Rev. W. E. Turner, at 4 o'clock. Ft. Recovery Same speakers, 7:30 p.m Rockford Rev. L. G. Motter and Rev. P. L. Browns, at 7:30 p.m. Metidon Rev. G. W. Horn and Rev. Chas. Moger, at 7:30 p.m. Montezuma Rev. S. D. Harlan a-.d Rev. F. G. Boroff, at 7:30 p.m. Celina Rev. Ames and Rev. Dowlin, at 7:30 p.m. These speeches will be in the open air on the street. Everybody is urged to be present and hear this important issue discussed. Notice to Whom It May Benefit Buy your rubbers, warm footwear and wool socks now. Don't wait till the snow falls, because somebody is going to get left People are coming from twen ty to thirty miles awav. I had enough bought for Mercer county, but not for tour counties. First comer gets first choice. Big Pete says, take mywoid for this, as time will tell. their effort to discredit the national and state war administrations, and through alignment with every dis gruntled and dissatisfied element be gin a two years' campaign of har assing the national administration. It Is pointed out by those whose patriotism resents such un-American-ism that loyalty to the nation can not exist unless there also Is loyalty to the administrative head of our government. While many have de clared themselves "loyal Republi cans," they are careful to add that they are "Americans first," and that they will not allow themselves to be hoodwinked into disloyalty by giving their support to candidates whose only aim is office regardless of con sequences. With each new attempt to attack or belittle the part the United States is taking in the making of world history Ohio voters become more convinced that if they are to continue 100 per cent American they must support the national and state war administrations. Notice to Parents. Parents who have not complied with the government's request to weigh, measure and where possible, nave exaiini ation by physician of all children under five years of age please do so at once, as the cards must all be in by Oct. H). I his in fc nation is given by Chairman Council of Defense. Proaecntor Stubbs Now Sec ond Lieutenant Word reached Dr. Stubbs yesterday that his son, C. A. Stubbs, who has been in the officers' training camp at Peters burg, Va., had received bis commission as a second lieutenant and had been as signed to Camp Upton, N.Y. BAN LIFTED ON GASOLINE WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. Fuel Ad ministratior Garfield today lifted the ban on gaseliueless Sundays, effective at once. Want Permanent Besults The fact that the nation will be dry after July 1 and for the period of the war should not in any way affect the ardor and zeal of Ohio drys who are now con ducting a battle to rid the State of the liquor evil. The national measure is for the period of the war only. We want more permanent results. We want a dry nation and a dry state forever. Let us do our part towards accomplishing this program by seeing to it that the voters of the Buck eye state go to the polls do their plain du y in November. Alliance Review. ' Local Briefs Herbert H. Hickman and Ira Stout given their residence as Sulphur Springs Ind. were given $5 and costs by Mayor Morrow last FViday morning Jor a com mon case of drunk. The were locked up in the city bastile the night previons by Night Officer Heistan. Fred Overman, aged ii yeass, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Overman, of Maria Stein, died Friday night at Camp Sher man. the fourth Mercer County boy to pass away at that Camp the past week. His death followed an attach of influenza His remains were brought to his home at Maria Stein, and funeral services were held from the Catholic church there Tuesday morning. Henry Black returned home from Piqua the first of the vveek, where he was called by the death of a little grand daughter, Gladys zimpher, age 11, the laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Zimpher. Death was due to influenza and pneumo nia. Thomas Wolfe, aged 29, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wolfe, St. Joe, and a brother of Frank Wolfe of this city, died of Spanish influenza at Camp Sherman last F'riday. He had been in Camp several months. His remains were taken to St. Joe Saturday, and funeral services were held from St. Joe Catholic church last Tuesday. Herbert Hainline, of this city, was re ported anon ' the seriously wounded in battle on the Franch front in Wednes- lay's official report. Jacob Tester, residing near Rockford had his left leg broken in a runaway near that place last Monday. The remains of Henry Reinders, aged 21 years, who died on the 9th inst. at Camp Sherman, following an atta k of nfluenza, were brougnt to the home ot his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Win. Reinders Zenz City. last baturday. Funeral services were held last Sunday. Negro Accused of Murder. Columbus, Oct. 12. John E. Jordan filed an affidavit charging George Williams, colored, now in jail at Franklin, Pa., with first degree mur der. According to Information re ceived by the police, Williams Is be lieved to be the man who killed Thomas Jordan of Columbus Dec. 19, 1917. The murdered man is the fa ther of the man who filed the affi davit. . In Memory of Soldier Dead. Tiffin, O., Oct. 16. The memory of Tiffin men who died in service will be honored by planting an oak tree for each along the oity's recently completed J300.000 river front Im provement. Pastor Called by Death. Washington C. H., O., Oct. 11. As the result of a stroke of paralysis four weeks ago, Rev. George L. Hart, 56, pastor of First Baptist church for the past two years, is dead. Young Hunter Killed. Findlay, O., Oct. 16. Derris Berry, 15, was accidentally shot and Instant ly killed by Walter Stratton, 14. The boys had been hunting and were walking home. New Cure for Cooties. New York. "We've got a new fangled disinfectant for 'cooties' which Is line," writes Private Fred G. Motfen to his mother here. "It is a sort of wash that you put on ut night. Then you sleep like a log and dream that you are home. "They issue It to us every night for n soother. And as it sure keeps the 'kaisers oft one, you need have no worry about me. Cooties were our greatest source of worry." LATE ARRIVALS Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Pickering of Hawkins addition, welcomed the arrival of a new boy at their home last Friday. Grandpa Newton Taylor is stepping high and smiling broadly. Cause! Ar rival of a baby girl at the home of Mr, and Mrs. Raymond Taylor, at Akron, O. Mr. and Mrs, Arnold Hoente, of Hope well township, are entertaining a new boy. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wenzke have been entertaining a brand new boy since last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shivedecker wel comed a baby girl to their home Monday morning. "Buy Bonds !"--Her Cry v fowl m&m nlWwm m t-flf A : il ilt-fmk y Y '', A WARNING The Western Christian Advocate well says, "let no one be misled on the ur gency for Constitutional Prohibition in Ohio. Suppose all should give np the fight because War Prohibition has come, Ohio would go wet by a shameful major ity. The enemy would rally with the cry, "the Phohibition wave is waning." It would be a serious disaster, indeed. War Prohibition is only temporary. The question must be settled permanently. The brewers are fighting in the last ditch and will fight h;ird to hold this key state. We may well rejoxe that the Kaiser is being defeated, but this Is no time to lay down our arms In this fight either; so we can finally rejoice only as the liquor barons are forever barr ed from their business. SEEMS TO BE IN THEIR SYSTEM Jesse and Bert Amett, who were lock ed up here several weeks ago for using an automobile without the owner s con sent, and last Friday made a get-away while raking leaves in the court-house park under the care of Janitor Linn, are still running true to instinct. Monday they were arrested and locked up at Portland, Ind., for stealing brass, accord ing to information flashed to Sheriff Pumphrey a few hours later. Tuesday the Sheriff went to Portland and return ed his charges to the county bastile. The next time they are set to raking leaves they should have their wings clipped. Long Experience Fitted Them for the Job While the republicans, if we may judge from the various state platforms, are still convinced that the democrats cannot safely be trusted with the government at all times, they are willing to admit they know how to run a war. Democrats have bad so much experience in fighting in the last fifty years that it would be si range if they did not know how to conduct a great conflict. Commoner. ANNUAL RED CROSS ELECTION The annual meeting of the Mercer County Red Cross Chapter will be held at the Red Cross room in the city hall, Celina, Ohio, on Wednesday, October 23, at 2 p.m., at which time the annual election will take place. Every member of the Red Cross in Mercer County is invited to attend and participate in this election. Lawrknck Sciu nck, Chairman. Mrs. J. D. Johnson, Sec'y. Another Mercer County Boy Dies In Camp Jerome J. Obringer, son of Mrs. An nie Obringer, residing near Ft. liecov ery, died at Camp Sherman Wednesday noon as the result of an attack of influ enza. The remains will reach his home to-day, and the funeral, which will be private, will take place to-morrow (Sat urday) morning from the Coldwater Catholij Church. Seeks Divorce and Custody of His Children Walter Fickert has filed an action for divorce against his wife, Minnie Fickert, whose residence is given as Hillsdale, Mich. He also asks for the custody of their two children. Mrs. Fickert disap peared from home here about the time Dan Fisher took his departure from Ce Una unannounced. 1 tie couple were afterwards located at Hillsdale. Victim of Influenza Paul Heckler, a former Mercer county l.ov, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Heckler, residing west ol town, died :-.t Chicago a fsw days since of influenza. The deceas ed was a resident of Lima, where his funeral and interment took place last Tuesday. 1 Caspar Clune is on the sick list. Alfred Tiekamp returned home from Dayton Saturday. Louis Reutz of this city is very sick in Dayton. The farmers of this locality are busy husking corn. Many people of this place are ill with Spanish Influenza but noue are reported serious. The men of draft age are busy filling out their quetiouares. If y. u want to prove yourself an American Buv a Bond. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Have you enlisted in the army of savers for your country and yourself? Buy War Savings Stanip3. CHICKASAW THE GRIM REAPER Dr. W. W. Lance, aged 71, for the past five years pastor of St. Paul's M. E. Church of this city, died last Wednesday morning after an illness dating from his return from the recent annual confer ence of his church at Cincinnati. He was not strong physically, and a cold he contracted at the meeting there was nev er fully overcome. At this conference he ha I asked for a respite from his labors and settled in a home in this city in the hope of obtaining a needed rest. Dr. Lance had served in the ministry for forty-seven years, and was perhaps one of the best known ministers in North western Ohio. He was a man of unusual mental attainments, a man of high moral purpose broad, generous, democratic. Probably no man who has filled a pulpit inaC.'lina church has been so univer sally liked, as churchman or citizen, as Mr. Lance. He was a veteran of the civil war and, fraternally, a Mason. The deceased is survived by his wife and five children Dr. Lance, of Cincin nati; Ralph and William, residents of Defiance, and Mesdames R. L. Donan, of Indianapolis, and J. C. Holl, of Fos toria. His remains will be taken to Fostoria to-day for interment. The Democrat inadvently failed to chronicle the demise last week of one of our old friends and former neighbor. Mrs. R. H. livans, of East Livingston street, this city. She passed away on the 5th inst., and her remains laid to rest at North Grove cemetery on the 7th, following services conducted at the home. The deceased had long been a sufferer from a paralytic stroke. Mrs. Evans was born in Fairfield coun ty, this state, and was 74 years old. She came to this county with her husband forty years ago, and previous to coming to this city a few years asro, resided in Washington township. Besides her hus band she is survived by three sons. Mrs. Henry Regedanz, a well known lady, died at her home in this city last Monday after a long illness, due to can cer, liesides the husband, the deceased is survived by five children Mrs. Ida Alt, of this city; Charles and John, of Chattanoaga; William, of Geneva, and Edward, of Coldwater. Funeral serv ices were held Wednesday. On Monday, just a short time previous to death of Mrs. Regedanz, the remains of a daughter, Mrs. Perry Browder, of Dayton, were brought to the stricken home. The latter died a week ago yes- t :rd.-iy and was brought here for burial. Mrs. Browder leaves a husband and three children. David Green, aged 59 years, a former well known Ft. Recovery farmer, died at his home here last Friday. He had been in declining health for some time, and for several weeks had been confined to his bed. Death was due to chronic alcoholism. He had been a resident of Celina but a few years, coming here when he traded his larm for the Krieh mendahl saloon near the C. N. depot, which he operated until his death. The deceased is survived by his wife and nine children. Funeral services we e held at the home Sunday afternoon, Rev. Reitz conducting the service. The remains were taken to Ft. Recovery for interment. Alfred Borchers, a former well known resident of Rockford, died at the county infirmary yesterday morning, aged 65 years. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis sustained a week or more ago. Mr. Borchers, broken in health and spir its, was admitted to the institution al most three years ago. He was a plaster er by trade and for a time resided in this city. Funeral services will be held this afternoon. HELEN AND MAYME ARE SURE IN TOUGH LOCK Helen Weber and Mayme Hartman. flaiming Toledo as their hanging-oat place, indicted by the grand jury on the 10th tor stealing a couple of suits at the Rentzsch dry goods store, valued at $75, were arraigned before Judge Miller, of the Common Pleas Court, last Friday on the charge of grand larceny. Both plead not guilty, and being unable to furnish bond were again sent back to jail.